AGENDA

YOSEMITE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

FOUR HUNDRED FORTY-FIFTH REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 2, 2002

 

3:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Call to Order –  YCCD Conference Room B

 

Recess to closed session

 

            Discussion:     1.         Pursuant to G. C. Section 54957: Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release

2.                  Pursuant to G. C. Section 54956.9: Anticipated Litigation

3.                  Pursuant to G.C. Section 54956.8:  Real Property

 

5:00 P.M.  - Reconvene to open session – YCCD Board Room

 

Text Box: Public Comment:  Persons who want to address the Board of Trustees on an agenda item may do so when the item is discussed.  Persons who want to comment on district business issues not included on the agenda can do so as part of agenda item “F. Comments from the Public.”  All speakers must complete a Speaker Request  Form in advance and give it to the Board stenographer.  Individuals may be limited to 5 minutes each.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

 

Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of December 11, 2001

 

            RECOMMENDATION:            That the Board of Trustees approve the minutes of the regular meeting of December 11, 2001.

 

A.      REPORTS

 

1.      Student Activity Reports

 

2.      Academic Senate Activity Report

 

B.     INFORMATION ITEMS

 

1.            College Institute Days

 

Columbia College’s Institute Day will be Thursday, January 3, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Aspen 1.  MJC’s Institute Day will be held on Friday, January 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium.  In addition to other comments and breakout sessions, both events will include a provocative and entertaining production of Horizon Line presented by the National Conference for Community and Justice, Los Angeles Region. Trustees are encouraged to attend one or both of these events.  A detailed agenda will be available during the January board meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.     INFORMATION ITEMS

 

2.            Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations

 

Columbia College will sponsor a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 13 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Dogwood Forum.  Along with inspirational readings from Dr. King’s writings by local playwright Rick Foster and actor Tom Maguire, featured performers include the Columbia College Community Chorus (Negro spirituals), a Hmong dance troupe, Native American dancers, Celtic musicians and original acoustic folk musicians.

 

Modesto Junior College’s tribute will take place on January 22 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall.  The program will include a video tribute to Dr. King with excerpts from past MJC speaking performances by Yolanda King and Maya Angelou.  Dr. Jim Williams, MJC’s new president, also will speak.  The program will conclude with an act by Voris Brumfield entitled “History Comes Alive with Alberta Williams King, a Mother’s Story.”

 

3.      Leadership Tuolumne County

 

         The Leadership Tuolumne County’s Education Day lunch was held at Columbia College on December 6.  As part of the Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce, 15 participants in the program visited county schools and completed their tour with a luncheon at the College.  Faculty member Shelley Attix presented a talk on Eco-Tourism. This is the fourth year that the Leadership Tuolumne County’s Education Day lunch was held at Columbia College.

 

4.            Calaveras College Center

 

Columbia College has been providing programs and services in Calaveras County in a small area located in the County’s Office of Education for the past three years.   In an effort to respond to the growing needs of the community, the College has been looking to increase its physical space.  In December, a 4,800 square foot facility was leased near Angels Camp, which will house the College’s new Calaveras Office, a computer lab, and space for other classes and services to meet their educational needs.  Thanks are due to Maria Baker and Teresa Scott for their assistance to Dr. Riggs in finding a suitable and appropriate location for the new Calaveras Center.

 

5.            Irvine Foundation Grant

 

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) was awarded an $850,000 grant over a two-year period to address issues surrounding the need to increase the college-going rate in the Central Valley – a rate that lags behind the state average by one third.  The CVHEC member institutions include MJC and Columbia College as well as other community colleges, and four-year institutions from Stockton to Bakersfield.


 

 

B.           INFORMATION ITEMS

 

6.      Leadership Development

 

Across the country, leaders in the community college field are discussing, writing about, and planning for an anticipated major shortage of qualified staff ready to assume positions as deans, vice presidents, and presidents.  Depending on the particular study, estimates indicate that from 50% - 60% of vice presidents and presidents will retire in the next 5 years.  To encourage and prepare people for these positions, several efforts are underway. 

 

At the national level, the AACC has formed a Leadership Development Task Force.   In California, the Community College Leadership Development Initiative (begun by the Accrediting Commission) has entered into an agreement with Claremont College to run the CCLDI.  In Central California, the CEOs of HECCC (Higher Education Consortium of Central California) have been working with CSU, Stanislaus to develop a 15-unit certificate program in community college leadership.  It will begin in the fall of 2002 and will count toward a graduate degree and provide salary schedule credit.  Finally, within the Yosemite Community College District, plans are being developed for a local Leadership Institute that will identify, encourage and prepare members of our own faculty and staff to seek new positions of increasing responsibility.

 

The objective of this item is to inform trustees and staff of the efforts underway and to begin the process of communicating available opportunities to our colleagues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

C.     CONSENT AGENDA

 

            1.  Purchase Orders

 

   RECOMMENDATION:        

That the Board of Trustees approve the purchase orders issued from November 1, 2001 through November 30, 2001.

 

2.   Modesto Junior College Curriculum Review

 

Based on administrative authorization previously provided by the Board, the college president has approved these course additions, deletions, and modifications for the period of October 23, 2001 through December 4, 2001.  (The summary was previously forwarded to trustees for their review.)

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the curriculum additions, deletions, and modifications for Modesto Junior College for the period of October 23, 2001 through December 4, 2001. 

 

3.      Rejection of Claim

 

The District has received a claim from Mark C. Shumar, Esq. of the Law Office of Mark C. Shumar, on behalf of Ms. Mindy McNay for $15,000 to cover medical treatment for injuries, wage loss, and general damages sustained on or about June 6, 2001 at 9:20 a.m. when Ms. McNay was a passenger in a YCCD bus that was rear-ended by a Sanitary Fill vehicle.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees reject the claim filed by Mark C. Shumar, Esq. of the Law Offices of Mark C. Shumar, on behalf of Ms. Mindy McNay and refer the claim to the District’s claims administrator.

     

4.   Rejection of Claim

 

The District has received a claim from Mark C. Shumar, Esq. of the Law Office of Mark C. Shumar, on behalf of Ms. Jackie Aispuro for $15,000 to cover medical treatment for injuries and general damages sustained on or about June 6, 2001 at 9:20 a.m. when Ms. Aispuro was a passenger in a YCCD bus that was rear-ended by a Sanitary Fill vehicle.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees reject the claim filed by Mark C. Shumar, Esq. of the Law Offices of Mark C. Shumar, on behalf of Ms. Jackie Aispuro and refer the claim to the District’s claims administrator.

 

 

                      

      Denotes attachment

 

 

C.     CONSENT AGENDA

 

5.      Notice of Completion of Contract

 

The contract for reroofing at various locations at Modesto Junior College East and West Campuses and Columbia College, Bid #01-1485, has been completed and inspected.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees accept the work performed by Tru-Tech Coating and Roofing Systems for reroofing at various locations at Modesto Junior College East and West Campuses and Columbia College, Bid #01-1485, as having been completed in accordance with the plans and specifications, and authorize final payment to be made.

 

6.   Notice of Completion of Contract

 

The contract for HVAC at Madrone and Willow at Columbia College, Bid #01-1479, has been completed and inspected.

 

RECOMMENDATION:               

That the Board of Trustees accept the work performed by Gatewood HVAC, Inc. for HAVC at Madrone and Willow at Columbia College, Bid #01-1479, as having been completed in accordance with the plans and specifications, and authorize final payment to be made.

 

      7.   Project Applications/Amendments

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees authorize the Yosemite Community College District to submit the following project applications/amendments and to enter into a contract with the appropriate donor agencies when the projects are selected for funding:

 

a.      Columbia College Infant Care Center

Submitted to Sonora Area Foundation

Agency share:  $35,000; Proposer share:  $0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

      Denotes Attachment


 

 

D.     DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.      YCCD Grant Development Annual Report

 

During the 2000-2001 academic year, YCCD’s grant development and management activities continued to expand.  Categorically funded programs, contract education, and competitive and ongoing grant-funded activities increased at both Modesto Junior College and Columbia College.  Ms. Shelly Conner, Director of Grant Development and Special Projects, will present a summary of grants obtained, sources of funds, and participating college staff.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees receive the report and commend staff for their successful efforts. 

 

         2.   Naming Sierra Halls

 

The Board of Trustees, at their August meeting, approved a contest to solicit names for MJC buildings on West Campus, including existing buildings and the new “Sierra Halls.”  The contest was open to everyone on campus and to the community at large.  Entries were to consist of a “theme” and at least four names within that theme.  According to Board Policy 3104, acceptable entries could (1) designate the function of a building or facility, (2) reflect natural and geographical features; or (3) reflect a traditional theme of the college or the District.  Contest entries were submitted by MJC faculty, students, staff, administration, and the community. Campus organizations and the MJC Foundation received the entries from their respective constituents and selected one proposal to be forwarded.  The five final entries were presented to the MJC College Council who ranked them and submitted their recommendation to the Chancellor.  The Council’s first choice is the proposal submitted by the students.  Their theme was  “Yosemite National Park,” and included possible names such as El Capitan, Half Dome, Muir, Glacier Point, and Wawona.

 

There was considerable overlap among the five proposals in that all had a Yosemite, Sierra, or mountain theme.  For example, suggested names from other groups included MiWuk, Sierra, Mirror Lake, Hetch Hetchy and Tioga. Once a general proposal is endorsed by the Board of Trustees, a detailed plan with a name for each major building on West Campus will be prepared.  Due to the overlap in the ideas, and the need for eight or more names, it is likely that some of the suggestions from other proposals will be added.  All five proposals placed in ranked order by the MJC College Council were previously forwarded to the Board of Trustees

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees accept the recommendation of the MJC College Council and endorse the building naming plan for West Campus submitted by the Associated Students of MJC which focuses on a “Yosemite” theme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.           DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

      3.      Redistricting

 

As reported at the December 11 meeting, state law requires each public entity governed by an elected body with representatives from designated geographical areas to review their internal geographical boundaries every ten years based on the new census data.  Each trustee area’s population must be within +/- 5% of the average trustee area population.  Staff has been analyzing the new data and some modifications will be necessary to trustee areas.  As scenarios were developed, principles followed included making the minimum number of modifications, using natural boundaries, and keeping neighborhoods intact wherever possible.  At this meeting, two options will be presented to the Board of Trustees for review and discussion.  Opportunity for public input will continue through January and at the Board’s February meeting when the item will be presented for action.  The adopted redistricting plan then will be submitted to the Department of Justice for their approval.  Mr. Nick Stavrianoudakis, Director of External Affairs, will describe the process used and present the options.

 

Maps of the existing areas and the two proposed options are attached.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees receive the report and provide staff with direction as needed.

 

4.      Nonresident Tuition Fee

 

The Board of Trustees is required to establish annually a nonresident student tuition fee for the succeeding year.  The 2001-2002 nonresident student tuition fee is $134.  The 2002-2003 nonresident student tuition fee must be at or between the statewide average expense per unit and the Yosemite Community College District’s expense per unit.  As this item went to print, data required to make these calculations was not yet available from the State Chancellor’s Office.  Historically, the Board has adopted the statewide average rate for the following reasons:

 

1.      The district rate is usually more than the statewide average rate.

2.      Our neighboring districts normally charge the statewide average.

 

RECOMMENDATION:      

That the Board of Trustees adopt a 2002-2003 nonresident student tuition fee consistent with the statewide average rate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denotes Attachment                       

 

 

 

 

 

D.     DISUCSSION ITEMS

 

      5.   Sabbatical Leaves

 

The Columbia College and MJC Sabbatical Leave Committees have submitted their recommendations regarding 2002-2003 sabbatical leave recipients.  The Committees’ recommendations have been reviewed and approved by the college presidents.

 

Applicable Education Code sections require that employees who are granted sabbatical leaves either post a bond in an amount equal to the salary received during the period of the leave, or enter into an agreement with the Board of Trustees for the proportional repayment of the amount received during the leave if service is not provided the District in an amount twice the length of the leave.  (A copy of Resolution No. 01-02/09 is attached.)

 

RECOMMENDATION:        

That the Board of Trustees approve 2002-2003 sabbatical leaves for the following YCCD Academic employees:

 

                                                         Academic Year – 2002-2003         

                                                         Jim Toner – CC                  

                                                         Marianne Franco - MJC      

                                                         Tim Vaughn - MJC                          

                                                         Stan Spector - MJC                        

                                                        

                                                         Fall Semester 2002

                                                         Brian Sanders - MJC

                                                         Derek Madden – MJC

                                                         Jane Mengel – MJC

                                                         Sue Adler - MJC

                                                         Charmaine Wesley-Hartman-MJC

                                                         Alex Beattie – MJC

 

                                                         Spring Semester 2003           

                                                         Dennis Albers – CC

                                                         Terry Hartman – MJC

                                                         Linda Kropp - MJC

                                   

                                                         In addition, Resolution No. 01-02/09 is approved in lieu of a bond for the recipients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denotes Attachment


 

 

E.   PERSONNEL ITEMS

 

1.            Retirement – Educational Administrator

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees grant retirement emeritus status to Bob Gauvreau, Dean of Instructional Services, Modesto Junior College, effective January 2, 2002, and officially commend him for 27 years of valuable service to the District.

 

2.      Probationary Appointment - Classified

 

         RECOMMENDATION:            

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Frank Burrowes, Skilled Craft Technician, HVAC, Facilities Operations, Yosemite Community College District, effective December 10, 2001.

 

3.      Probationary Appointment - Classified

 

         RECOMMENDATION:            

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Ruhi Sheikh Pierstorff to Support Staff Specialist (55%), Learning Resources, Modesto Junior College, effective December 10, 2001 (10-month work year).

                                                               

4.      Probationary Appointment - Classified

 

         RECOMMENDATION:            

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Melinda Fontana to Program Representative/Office Administration, Business, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Modesto Junior College, effective January 2, 2002 (11-month work year).

 

5.      Probationary Appointment - Classified

 

         RECOMMENDATION:            

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Hebe Garcia-Bolio to Child Development Center Master Teacher-Preschool (87.5%), Allied Health/Family & Consumer Sciences, Modesto Junior College, effective December 17, 2001, contingent upon funding (11-month work year).

 

 


 

 

E.   PERSONNEL ITEMS

 

6.      Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

         RECOMMENDATION:            

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Hemendra (Harry) Prassad to Stock/Delivery Driver, half-time (50%) position, MJC Bookstore, effective January 2, 2002.

 

7.      Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:            

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Joyce Lopez to the position of Support Staff Technician 50%, Yosemite Community College District, Facilities Planning  & Operations, Columbia College, effective January 2, 2002.

 

8.      Probationary Appointment  - Classified

 

   RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Coni Chavez to the position of Program Specialist-Student Outreach and Development at Columbia College, effective January 2, 2002.

 

9.            Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Shelley Muniz to the position of Library-Media Coordinator at Columbia College, effective January 3, 2002.

 

10.        Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:            

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Robert Carson to Bookstore Buyer, MJC Bookstore, effective January 2, 2002.

 

11.        Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Loretta Hampton to Program Assistant – Financial Aid/CalWORKS, Financial Aid, Modesto Junior College, effective January 7, 2002, contingent upon funding.


 

 

E.   PERSONNEL ITEMS

 

12.        Promotional Appointment - Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:            

That the Board of Trustees approve the promotional appointment of Catherine Bostwick to Job Developer/CalWORKS, Financial Aid, Modesto Junior College, effective January 2, 2002, contingent upon funding.

     

13.    Resignation - Classified

 

      RECOMMENDATION:            

That the Board of Trustees accept the resignation of Michele Gruber, Fiscal Services Technician, YCCD Accounts Payable, effective December 21, 2001.

 

14.        Resignation – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees accept the resignation of Patricia Bryte, In-House Program Coordinator, Great Valley Museum, Modesto Junior College, effective November 30, 2001.

 

15.        Resignation – Classified Manager

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees accept the resignation of Tim Flemming, Director of the MJC Foundation, Modesto Junior College, effective January 31, 2002.

 

16.        Interim Appointment of Educational Administrator

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the administrative appointment (interim) of Gina Rose to the position of Dean of Business, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Modesto Junior College, effective January 1, 2002 and ending on or before June 30, 2002.

 

17.        Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:        

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of David D. Tingle to the position of Campus Security Officer – 40%, Columbia College, effective January 2, 2002.  This is a 16-hour per week, 12-month per year position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.     PERSONNEL ITEMS

 

18.        Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Koni Bicknell to the position of Administrative Secretary, Columbia College Instruction Office, effective January 2, 2002.

 

19.        Rescind Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees rescind the probationary appointment of Joseph Layedra, Program Assistant – Financial Aid CalWORKS, Modesto Junior College.  He declined the position.

 

20.        Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Dominique Lowitz to the position of Support Staff II, Community Outreach, Development Services at Columbia College, effective January 2, 2002.

 

21.        Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approves the probationary appointment of Kelley C. Marshall to the position of Alternate Media Access Technician, Disabled Students Programs and Services at Columbia College, effective January 2, 2002.

 

22.        Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Trudy Folks to the position of Support Staff I (50%), YCCD Campus Security, effective January 2, 2002.

 

23.        Resignation – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees accept the resignation of Griselda Jaurequi, EOP&S Student Outreach Recruiter, EOP&S, Modesto Junior College, effective January 4, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

E.   PERSONNEL ITEMS

 

24.        Probationary Appointment – Classified

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the probationary appointment of Terri Isaman to the position of Administrative Secretary/Administrative Services, Columbia College, effective January 2, 2002.  This is a 40 hours per week, 12 month per year position.

 

 

25.        Appointment of Educational Administrator

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the appointment of William Scroggins to the position of Vice President of Instruction, Modesto Junior College, effective January 4, 2002.

 

26.        Temporary Appointment of Educational Administrator

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Trustees approve the interim administrative appointment of Brenda Robert to the position of Title V Director, Instruction, Modesto Junior College, effective January 2, 2002 through June 30, 2002, contingent upon funding, with possible renewal.  (Dr. Robert will voluntarily reduce her Division Dean assignment to 50% of full time to accommodate this appointment.)

 

 


 

 

F.      COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

 

This time is for comments on district business items not included elsewhere on the  agenda.  Persons wanting to address the Board of Trustees at this time should have completed a Speaker’s Request Form and given it to the Board stenographer.  Individuals  may be limited to 5 minutes each.

 

 

G.     ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, February 5, 2002.  Closed session will be at 3:30 p.m. and open session at 5:00 p.m. in the YCCD Board Room, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto.