Governing Board Meeting - November 27, 2012


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GOOD EVENING.
I WOULD LIKE TO CALL TO ORDER THE GOVERNING BOARD
MEETING OF NOVEMBER 27, 2012, AND WELCOME
EVERYONE IN THE ROOM.
FIRST ITEM IS THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
MR. LUMM, WOULD YOU LEAD US.
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT
STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE WITH
LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
WE HAVE A NUMBER OF SUBSTITUTES TONIGHT, AND I
WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THEM.
ANDREA BUEHMAN IS REPRESENTING DR. MARIA
HARPER-MARINICK.
JIM BOWERS IS REPRESENTING NIKKI JACKSON.
JANET LANGLEY IS SITTING IN FOR DR. GENE GIOVANNINI.
AND JOHN SCHROEDER IS SITTING IN
FOR DR. LINDA LUJAN.
I APPRECIATE YOU'RE BEING HERE.
WE ALSO HAVE A CLASS HERE TONIGHT AND DR. MARIA
HESSE, WHO IS WELL KNOWN TO US IN THE DISTRICT, HAS
BROUGHT HER HED 634 CLASS FROM ARIZONA STATE
UNIVERSITY, AND WE WELCOME THAT GROUP HERE.
IT IS TIME FOR THE CITIZEN'S AGENDA -- OR
INTERIM, RATHER.
AND THE BOARD OFFERS OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF
THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE GOVERNING BOARD.
IN COMPLIANCE WITH OPEN MEETING LAW, THE GOVERNING
BOARD WILL NEITHER DISCUSS NOR TAKE ACTION ON ISSUES
RAISED DURING THIS PORTION OF THE AGENDA.
WHEN NECESSARY ISSUES WILL BE TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT
AND PLACED ON A SUBSEQUENT AGENDA.
WE HAVE ONE REQUEST, MR. DAVID SINGER.
GOOD EVENING DR. GLASPER, MEMBERS OF
THE BOARD, AND CEC.
I STAND BEFORE YOU TONIGHT AS A FORMER EMPLOYEE AND A
RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY TO JUST ADDRESS SOME OF THE
CIRCUMSTANCES THAT I BELIEVE WERE INADEQUATELY
HANDLED REGARDING PERSONNEL ISSUES
AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.
THROUGHOUT MY CAREER I'VE ALWAYS STRIVEN TO MEET THE
DIVERSE LEARNING NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS THAT WE SERVE
IN URBAN DISTRICTS AND AT PCP I WAS COMMITTED TO
CREATING A STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING
ENVIRONMENT WHERE THE GOAL OF IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL
OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY
THE UNDERSERVED STUDENTS.
IT'S FOR THIS REASON THAT I CONTINUE TO QUESTION WHY
THE DISTRICT LEADERSHIP HAS TAKEN NO ACTION AFTER
RECEIVING INFORMATION ABOUT TWO OF THE STAFF
MEMBERS WHO WERE NOT PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES IN
AN ADMIRABLE MANNER OR PROFESSIONAL MANNER AFTER
HAVING MADE OBSERVATIONS AND INTERVIEWING STUDENTS
AND DOING THE THINGS THAT HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPALS DO
IN ORDER TO MANAGE THEIR SCHOOL.
MY INFORMATION REGARDING THE SITUATION WAS
PRESENTED TO THE DISTRICT BY WAY OF A
BINDER, A LARGE BINDER.
I HAVE A COPY OVER HERE.
JULY -- JUNE 11TH -- I MADE A DECISION IN JANUARY
OF 2012 TO RESIGN MY POSITION, BECAUSE IT WAS
EVIDENT THEY WAS NOT GETTING ANY SUPPORT
WHATSOEVER IN A VERY, VERY CRUCIAL ASPECT OF RUNNING
THE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.
PERSONNEL, WE'RE A SMALL SCHOOL AND WE HAD
TREMENDOUS PROBLEMS WITH INDIVIDUALS NOT EXERCISING
PRUDENT JUDGMENT IN HOW THEY TREATED STUDENTS,
MINORS AS WELL AS STUDENTS 16 YEARS OLD --
OF AGE AND OLDER.
THE DOCUMENTATION I'VE PRESENTED IS VERY CLEAR.
THERE ARE FIVE FOLDERS THAT I'VE TAKEN A SYNOPSIS
FOR THE BOARD.
IF YOU WANT THE BIG VERSION, YOU'D HAVE TO GET
IT FROM THE OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL STEWARDSHIP,
HUMAN RESOURCES, OR THE OFFICE OF
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AT PC.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KEEP IN MIND AS FAR AS
I'M CONCERNED IS THAT DOCUMENTATION ALSO
INCLUDED INFORMATION AS EARLY AS MY SECOND YEAR
ABOUT PERSONNEL ISSUES REGARDING THE HIGH SCHOOL
AND HOW REALLY INHIBITED OUR GROWTH IN THE MATH
DEPARTMENT, FOR EXAMPLE, OR AFTER THE FIRST YEAR WE
TRIED TO HELP ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS -- OR THE ONLY
INDIVIDUAL WHO WAS FAILING LITERALLY 33 TO 35 PERCENT
OF THE CLASS, SOMEBODY NEEDS HELP.
AND CONSEQUENTLY THAT BATTLE STARTED AND IT WENT
ON AND YOU COULDN'T HELP THIS PERSON.
AND RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE THROUGH HUMAN
RESOURCES THAT IF THIS PERSON DOESN'T WANT TO
HAVE HELP -- GET HELP, THEN THEY
NEED TO BE TERMINATED.
AND I HAD THE DOCUMENTATION AND WAS
WILLING TO BITE THE BULLET TO GO FORWARD WITH THAT.
IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
WHERE -- AS WE TURNED IN DECEMBER 11TH, MORE THINGS
HAPPENED WITH TWO MEMBERS OF THE STAFF REGARDING HOW
THEY WERE TREATING STUDENTS AND NOTHING AFTER
REPORTING AND MAKING THE COMPLAINTS KNOWN AND
DOCUMENTATION NOTHING HAPPENED.
AND I COULD NO LONGER IN MY HEART OF HEARTS DO THE
JOB I WAS HIRED TO DO.
I WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE CLASSROOM.
NO ONE CAME IN THE CLASSROOM TO
OBSERVE THOSE TEACHERS.
NO ONE TALKED TO STUDENTS TO FIND OUT HOW
THEY WERE BEING TREATED.
SO THAT'S THE REASON I'M HERE AT THIS POINT.
I HAVE TRIED EVERY ADMINISTRATIVE PROTOCOL,
GONE THROUGH EVERY POSSIBLE CHAIN OF COMMAND
TO TRY TO RECTIFY THIS SITUATION WITHOUT BRINGING
IT TO A PUBLIC FORUM, BUT OBVIOUSLY I WAS WILLING TO
LET THE SITUATION KIND OF DIE OUT WHEN
DR. HARPER-MARINICK RESPONDED TO MY AUGUST
18TH LETTER STATING THEY TOOK IT -- THEY WERE
TAKING THIS SITUATION SERIOUSLY AND BECAUSE
PEOPLE WERE ON VACATION THEY COULDN'T PAY A LOT OF
ATTENTION TO IT RIGHT AWAY, BUT THEY
WOULD AND I WAS CONTENT.
BUT A FEW WEEKS AGO HAVING COME IN CONTACT WITH SOME
OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE
SCHOOL, THE THINGS I'M HEARING OUT THERE HOW THE
TEACHERS' INCOMPETENCIES ARE BEING KIND OF SHROUDED
IN THE THINGS I DID FOR SIX YEARS.
I -- I LED THAT SCHOOL TO A POINT WHERE WE WANTED TO
MOVE FORWARD AND -- BECAUSE THEY WERE THE ONES
FAILING 33 TO 50 PERCENT OF THE CLASS.
17 OUT OF 18 STUDENTS FAILED THE AIMS MATH IN
ONE OF THE PARTICULAR CLASSES, BECAUSE THEY WERE
TOO BUSY TRYING TO UNDER MIND THINGS THAT THEY
THOUGHT I WAS DOING.
AND I TO THIS DAY HAVE NO IDEA HOW THAT CAME ABOUT.
BOTTOM LINE IS THAT KIDS ARE BEING HURT.
AND THAT'S WHY I'M TAKING A STAND.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME.
IT IS ABOUT THOSE STUDENTS.
AND I THINK THAT THINGS HAVE TO BE LOOKED INTO A
LITTLE MORE DIRECTLY, A LITTLE MORE BOOTS ON THE
GROUND TYPE OF LEADERSHIP.
THE ONLY BOOTS ON THE GROUND LEADERSHIP FOR SIX
YEARS WAS THESE BOOTS AND THAT'S IT, BECAUSE THERE
WERE NO PROBLEMS.
WE WERE COMPLIANT.
THINGS WERE DONE EFFICIENTLY, PERIOD.
THAT -- BUT WHEN SOMETHING CAME ABOUT WITH STAFF, IT
WAS A MAJOR FIASCO TO TRY TO HANDLE IT.
I GOT CHASTISED FOR FINDING OUT WHAT MY RIGHTS
WERE AS FAR AS SCHOOL LAW BECAUSE SOME OF THE
SITUATIONS DEALT WITH 14-YEAR-OLD STUDENTS.
AGAIN, MY -- MY GOAL IS NOT TO EMBARRASS ANYBODY
OR TO BRING DISRESPECT TO THE DISTRICT, BUT I
BELIEVE THE HIGH SCHOOL IS HERE, YOU HAVE TO
PAY ATTENTION TO IT.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
THANK YOU.
THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS -- WHAT?
THERE ARE SOME OF YOU STANDING BY THE WALL.
WE HAVE SOME CHAIRS HERE IN THE FRONT ROW.
YOU'RE WELCOME TO COME AND FIND A CHAIR.
THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS
GOVERNING BOARD REPORTS.
MR. LUMM.
LET'S SEE, I WENT TO THE ALLIED HEALTH AT GLENDALE.
I WASN'T ABLE TO GO ON THE FRIDAY FOR -- WHEN THE
MAYOR WAS THERE.
I WAS ABLE TO GO ON MONDAY WHEN THE STUDENTS WERE
THERE, AND THERE WAS A VERY GOOD JOB.
THEY HAD THE -- IT WAS AT GATEWAY COLLEGE AND
THERE'S THE DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES WERE THERE TO
HELP THE STUDENTS IF THEY WANTED TO SIGN UP FOR A
UNIVERSITY AS A TRANSFER AS THEY FINISH OUR COLLEGE
AND GO TO THE UNIVERSITY.
AND THEY HAD -- WHEN I WAS THERE, THE LESSON PLAN WAS
ON HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS.
AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY GOOD JOB, AND I GOT
TO MEET SEVERAL OF THE STUDENTS.
AND I CONGRATULATE GATEWAY FOR THAT PROGRAM.
I WAS ABLE TO ALSO GO TO GLENDALE COLLEGE WHERE WE
HAD THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNER IN VIRGINIA 2008
WITH MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER HENRY CEJUDO AND --
AWESOME JOB.
THE KIDS LOVED HIM.
THERE MUST HAVE BEEN 500 STUDENTS THERE.
CONGRATULATIONS.
I SEE SOME PEOPLE FROM GLENDALE HERE.
CONGRATULATIONS FOR THAT EVENT.
AND MARVELOUS MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, AND HE REALLY HIT
THE HEARTS OF THE STUDENTS.
THAT'S MY REPORT.
MS. PEARSON?
NO REPORT.
MR. SAAR?
I ENJOYED THAT INDUSTRY PRESENTATION AS WELL.
WE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL ABOUT HOW WELL WE'RE DOING
IN THE INDUSTRY, AND WE THOUGHT IT
WAS GOOD TO KNOW.
OTHER THAN THAT I JUST WANTED TO LET PEOPLE KNOW
THAT SATURDAY IS A BIG FOOTBALL GAME BETWEEN TWO
OF OUR INTERNAL SCHOOLS, MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND
GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
WE HAVEN'T QUITE FIGURED OUT YET WHAT THE BET IS
BETWEEN THE TWO PRESIDENTS, BUT I'VE BEEN
TOLD THAT IT'S NOTHING TO DO WITH
LOSING THEIR HAIR, SO.
IT'S TEN PUSHUPS AND SINGING THE BARNEY SONG.
BUT THAT GAME IS AT ONE O'CLOCK AT GLENDALE, SO
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING THE GAME.
I ATTENDED THE ALLIED HEALTH SUMMIT AS WELL AND
APPRECIATED THE PRESENTATIONS BY A NUMBER
OF PEOPLE SO THAT WE COULD GET AN OVERVIEW OF
CONCERNS ABOUT HEALTH AND PROGRAMS ABOUT HEALTH THAT
OUR DISTRICT IS ATTENDING TO.
WE HAD AN AADGB MEETING.
I'LL REPORT ON THAT IN JUST A BIT.
BUT I ALSO ATTENDED A GETTING
READY CONFERENCE IN TEMPE.
THAT CONFERENCE HAS TO DO WITH STANDARD CORE --
LET'S SEE, COMMON CORE STANDARDS WHICH ARE BEING
IMPLEMENTED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITH A DESIGN TO
HELP STUDENTS PREPARE FOR COLLEGE.
WE HEARD SOME EXCELLENT SPEAKERS AND HAD AN
EXCELLENT DISCUSSION AMONG PARTICIPANTS ABOUT HOW TO
GET READY FOR THAT.
YOU KNOW, THAT WAS -- THAT WAS A GOOD DAY.
AND THE INTERNAL COMMUNITY.
DR. GLASPER?
I'M SORRY.
MS. PEARSON, DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?
I DID -- I HAD BEEN ENTHRALLED THINKING ABOUT
WHAT THE PUBLIC SPEAKER HAD HAD TO SAY AND
WAS CUT OFF GUARD.
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I DID INTEND TO REPORT ON, I
SPENT A WEEKEND IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, WITH THE
NATIONAL FOUNDATION OF WOMEN LEGISLATURES AND
THERE WAS A LOT OF FOCUS ON STEM AND THE -- HOW FAR
AWAY WE ARE SERVING IN THE EDUCATIONAL WORLD, THE
NEEDS OF BUSINESS.
MICROSOFT WAS THERE.
NASA WAS THERE; VETERANS OF DIFFERENT GROUPS AND
ORGANIZATIONS; MANY VERY IMPRESSIVE GROUPS AND
LARGE EMPLOYERS AND EVERY ONE OF THEM WERE BASICALLY
SAYING THE SAME THING, THAT EDUCATION IN THE
UNITED STATES IS NOT PRODUCING THE STEM
EDUCATED STUDENTS THAT THEY NEED FOR FILLING POSITIONS,
THAT THE OTHER COUNTRIES ARE.
AND SO THE PUSH FOR THESE JOBS TO STAY IN THIS
COUNTRY IS THEN GOING TO MEAN VISAS TO FILL THOSE
POSITIONS WITH PEOPLE WHO CAN FILL THEM WITH THE
SKILLS AND EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE THAT THEY NEED
OR THE JOBS ARE GOING OVERSEAS, BECAUSE THAT'S
WHERE THE EDUCATION IS THAT WILL FILL THE
POSITIONS THEY HAVE.
AND SO THERE WAS ALSO SOME -- A LOT OF CONVERSATION
AND DISCUSSION ABOUT WHERE THE FUTURE IN OTHER TYPES
OF CONCERNS OR THING -- QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE IN
ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY AND THE WAY THAT WE THINK
ABOUT ELECTRICITY NOW AND THE JOBS OF NOW AND WHERE
WE'RE GOING AS FAR AS CHANGES THAT ARE GOING TO
BE OCCURRING AND THE PLANTS THAT ARE GOING TO
SHUT DOWN AND WHAT THE JOBS ARE GOING TO LOOK
LIKE IN THE FUTURE AND OPENINGS THAT AREN'T GOING
TO BE THERE IN POWER THE WAY THAT WE
THINK THAT THEY ARE.
BUT THE THING THAT REALLY CONCERNED ME THE MOST WAS
WHEN NASA TALKED ABOUT THEIR PARTNERSHIPS AND THE
CHANGING OF NASA AND THE FACE OF NASA AND THE WORK
THAT THEY'RE NOW DOING WITH MICROSOFT AND THE
PARTNERING THEY'RE DOING WITH MICROSOFT AND THE
CHANGE OF THEIR DIRECTION AND THE NUMBER OF JOBS
THAT THEY ARE PREDICTING THAT THEY ARE GOING TO
HAVE WITH 70,000 LEAVING THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE WE
AREN'T EDUCATING THIS PROPER STEM
NEEDS FOR THEIR FUTURE.
SO I'M HOPING THAT WE CAN REALLY START LOOKING AT
AND PARTNERING AND WORKING TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO
BE MARICOPA THE SOLUTION TO NASA, MICROSOFT.
THAT'S MY REPORT.
THANK YOU.
DR. GLASPER.
MR. CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I WOULD LIKE TO --
TO MAKE ONE PRESENTATION TODAY.
AND IT'S IN REGARD TO THE CONFERENCE, THE GETTING
AHEAD SUMMIT THAT YOU MENTIONED, WHICH WAS
ENTITLED "GETTING READY" THAT WAS ON WEDNESDAY
NOVEMBER 14TH.
OVER THE LAST THREE PLUS YEARS THE ARIZONA
COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND STATE UNIVERSITIES HAVE
BEEN WORKING UNDER A LUMINA GRANT AND WE HAD
ENTITLED IT GETTING AHEAD GRANT.
AND WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROFILE SOME OF THE
PROGRESS THAT WE HAD MADE IN THE LAST
THREE AND A HALF YEARS.
AND INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY WAS THE FOCUS FOR ALL
INSTITUTIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES
PROVIDING PATHWAYS TO STUDENTS
TO THE UNIVERSITIES.
PART OF THE AGENDA FEATURED A VIDEO THAT
LOOKED AT SOME OF THE STATES INSTITUTIONS THAT
ARE INVOLVED IN PARTNERSHIPS TO ENHANCE
PRODUCTIVITY TO ADDRESS PATHWAYS TO THE
UNIVERSITIES, AND I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES
AND SHOW THAT VIDEO AND MARICOPA IS ALSO FEATURED
AS ONE OF THE INSTITUTIONS.
OUR CHALLENGES IN THE LAST FIVE -- FOUR YEARS OR SO
HAVE BEEN NOT IN THE URBAN DISTRICTS BUT MOSTLY IN
THE RURAL DISTRICTS, BUT WE HAVE FOUND SOME
OPPORTUNITIES AND SOME EFFORTS THROUGH ASU AND
DR. HESSE WAS INVOLVED IN LEADING A LOT OF THIS
PROGRAM AS WELL.
SO GO RIGHT AHEAD, TINA.
APPRECIATE IT.
AFTER ONE SEMESTER IN COLLEGE
SETH WALKER JOINED THE ARMY.
ELEVEN YEARS AND TWO DEPLOYMENTS TO AFGHANISTAN
LATER, SETH MOVED TO SIERRA VISTA TO WORK
AS AN ARMY INSTRUCTOR.
HIS PASSION FOR TEACHING IGNITED A SPARK.
SETH WAS READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL
AND FINISH HIS DEGREE.
IN ORDER TO COMPLETE HIS EDUCATION, SETH CHOSE A
DEGREE PATHWAY KNOWN AS THE COCHISE CATS PROGRAM.
THIS PATHWAY ALLOWED SETH TO ATTEND COMMUNITY
COLLEGE, IN THIS CASE COCHISE COLLEGE, BEFORE
SEAMLESSLY TRANSFERRING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA,
SIERRA VISTA TO COMPLETE HIS BACHELOR'S DEGREE.
BALANCING WORK AND SCHOOL WASN'T EASY AT ALL.
WITHOUT THE ADVISERS, I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO
SCHEDULE MY CLASSES.
I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET INTO THE COURSE
CATALOGS AND REALLY PLAN OUT MY PLAN TO GRADUATE.
THEY STREAMED LINED IT FOR ME.
THEY MADE SURE I WASN'T TAKING CLASSES THAT
WOULDN'T COUNT TOWARDS MY DEGREE.
STUDENTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO TRANSFER FROM A
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO A UNIVERSITY J.D.
ROTTWEILER, PRESIDENT OF COCHISE COLLEGE,
EXPLAINS WHAT'S CHANGED.
TODAY COLLABORATION IS HOW WE GET THINGS DONE AND
WITH THE COMPLETION AGENDA, OUR DESIRE TO GET
STUDENTS THROUGH AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREES AND
BACHELOR'S DEGREES OR DIRECTLY
INTO THE WORKFORCE.
AND IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGES AND THE UNIVERSITIES ARE WORKING
CLOSER TOGETHER THAN THEY EVER HAD.
ANN WEAVER HART, PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
ARIZONA, BELIEVES THESE INNOVATIONS WILL OFFER
STUDENTS MORE AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE OPTIONS TO
PURSUE COLLEGE STATEWIDE.
IT'S IMPORTANT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO KNOW HOW TO
NEGOTIATE THEIR WAY FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE TO
CAREER WITH THEIR DEGREES COMPLETED.
PROGRAMS LIKE THE COCHISE CATS HELP THEM DO THAT,
ACHIEVE THEIR FULL FOUR-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS
AND BE SUCCESSFUL.
THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF A GRANT AWARDED BY THE
LUMINA FOUNDATION, ARIZONA'S HIGHER EDUCATION
SECTORS HAVE DEVELOPED NEW FUNDING FORMULAS TO REWARD
DEGREE COMPLETION AND HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCELERATE
THEIR EFFORTS TO COLLABORATE
ON DEGREE PATHWAYS.
THE UNIVERSITIES AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE
PARTNERING IN NEW WAYS TO DELIVER HIGHER EDUCATION
IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS.
IN FACT, ARIZONA HAS TEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICTS THAT PARTNER WITH OUR
THREE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES.
TOGETHER, THEY OFFER STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO
EARN A BACHELOR'S DEGREE THROUGH MORE THAN 1200
PATHWAY PROGRAMS.
MANY PATHWAYS ARE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS ON
COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUSES OR ONLINE, MAKING IT
EASIER TO EARN A DEGREE REGARDLESS OF
WHERE THEY LIVE.
A TYPICAL ARIZONA PATHWAY GUIDES STUDENTS ON A
PRESCRIBED SET OF COURSE WORK HELPING TO PREVENT
THE LOSS OF TIME OR TUITION DOLLARS ON COURSES
THAT DON'T APPLY TO THEIR DEGREE; BENEFITS INCLUDE,
THE SEAMLESS TRANSFER OF CREDITS, CROSS-TRAINED
STAFFS AT OUR COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES, SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, AND
GUARANTEED PROGRAM ADMISSION.
STUDENTS WHO PURSUE A CAREER PATHWAY FROM A
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO A UNIVERSITY SAVE ANYWHERE
FROM 15 TO 50 PERCENT IN TUITION COSTS.
IN ADDITION, E ADVISING TOOLS THAT HELP STUDENTS
AND PARENTS PLAN FOR COLLEGE
HAVE BEEN ENHANCED.
AZTRANSFER.COM HELPS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN HOW
THEY CAN BEGIN EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT IN HIGH
SCHOOL AND SERVES AS A ONE-STOP SHOP TO ASSIST
STUDENTS WHO WANT TO TRANSFER FROM ARIZONA'S
PUBLIC AND TRIBAL COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO THE
THREE STATE UNIVERSITIES.
JOHN HAEGER, PRESIDENT OF NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA
UNIVERSITY AND LEAH BORNSTEIN, PRESIDENT OF
COCONINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFER ANOTHER INNOVATIVE
EXAMPLE OF THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN
ARIZONA'S COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
WITH THE CCC TO NAU PROGRAM.
THE REASON THE PROGRAM CCC TO NAU HAS BEEN SO
SUCCESSFUL AND RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY IS BECAUSE IT
CHANGES THE WHOLE SYSTEM.
IT CHANGES INSTITUTIONAL COMPETITION WHICH HAS
TENDED TO BE THE CASE BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES AND
COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
SECOND, ITS FOCUS IS ON THE STUDENT AND HOW TO
MAKE THE STUDENT SUCCESSFUL.
IF YOU ARE A STUDENT IN THIS PROGRAM, YOU ARE A
STUDENT OF CCC AND NAU AT THE SAME TIME.
RETENTION RATES IN THIS PROGRAM HAVE JUMPED 70
PERCENT AND WE'RE SEEING WONDERFUL INCREASES IN
ACADEMIC SUCCESS BY VIRTUE OF INCREASED GPAS AS OUR
STUDENTS ARE TRANSITIONING OVER TO NAU.
ONE STUDENT TO BENEFIT FROM THE CCC TO NAU
PATHWAY IS HANS DREXLER.
AS A NEW PARENT, IT WAS THE FLEXIBLE PATHWAY HE
NEEDED TO EARN A DEGREE.
I RETURNED TO THE CLASSROOM AFTER ABOUT 15
YEARS OF BEING OUT OF SCHOOL.
AND IT WAS STRESSFUL BEING ONE OF THE OLDER STUDENTS
AND HAVING A FAMILY.
MY ADVISER HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MY CLASS
LOAD WAS GOING TO BE LIKE, WHAT TO EXPECT WITH THE
CLASSES, AND HE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED ME TO KEEP THE
END GOAL IN MIND.
HANS CHOSE THE FIELD OF NURSING BECAUSE OF THE
FIELD'S GROWTH POTENTIAL AND THE STATE'S DEMAND FOR
HEALTH CARE WORKERS, DEMONSTRATING AN IMPORTANT
POINT; ARIZONA'S HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IS
INEXTRICABLY LINKED TO OUR STATE'S WORKFORCE NEEDS, A
HIGHLY SKILLED AND EDUCATED WORKFORCE
ATTRACTS ECONOMIC INVESTMENT FROM AROUND THE
WORLD AND DRIVES INNOVATION.
ARIZONA IS PRODUCING GRADUATES LIKE HANS, WHO
ARE EQUIPPED FOR HIGH DEMAND FIELDS
SUCH AS HEALTH CARE.
IT'S IMPERATIVE THAT OUR STATE IS ABLE TO PRODUCE
READY-TO-EMPLOY CITIZENS WITH A HIGHER LEVEL SKILL
SET IN ORDER FOR ARIZONA TO
REMAIN ECONOMICALLY COMPETITIVE.
ONE OF THE PATHWAY PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO MEET
OUR WORKFORCE NEEDS IS THE MARICOPA ASU PATHWAYS
PROGRAM KNOWN AS MAP.
CHANCELLOR OF MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES
RUFUS GLASPER EXPLAINS.
IT PROVIDES INCENTIVES FOR OUR STUDENTS.
IT BASICALLY SAYS, IF YOU ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM AND
YOU'RE ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSFER TO THE
UNIVERSITIES, THEN YOU HAVE GUARANTEED ADMISSIONS
INTO THE INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS, THAT YOU WILL
HAVE A GUARANTEED TUITION INCENTIVE, THAT YOU WILL
HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS, IF YOU'RE A MERITORIOUS
STUDENT, THAT WILL FOLLOW WITH YOU.
AND THE STUDENTS FIND THIS AN EASY OPPORTUNITY AND A
PATHWAY THAT THEY CAN FOLLOW.
FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HER OLDER BROTHERS
SHIVA SHAHRIARI IS A PREMED STUDENT AT ARIZONA
STATE UNIVERSITY TAKING ADVANTAGE
OF A PATHWAY PROGRAM.
IN THE MATH PROGRAM I TOOK TWO YEARS AT MESA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND THEN I TRANSFERRED TO ASU
EASILY WITH A MAJOR IN HEALTH SCIENCES.
I USED THEIR WEBSITE AZTRANSFER.COM AND IT
REALLY HELPED ME WITH THE COURSE EQUIVALENCY
GUIDE THAT THEY HAD.
IT SHOWED YOU IF YOU'RE GOING TO MCC OR PVCC,
WHATEVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, WHAT THE
EQUIVALENT OF THAT COST WOULD BE
TO THE UNIVERSITY.
SO INSTEAD OF TAKING CLASSES THAT AREN'T GOING
TRANSFER FOR WHAT YOU WANT, LOOKING AT THAT
GUIDE IT WILL TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT IT WILL COUNT
AS AND WHAT IT WOULDN'T COUNT AS.
MICHAEL CROW, PRESIDENT OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
EXPLAINS WHY INNOVATING OUR STATE'S HIGHER
EDUCATION SYSTEM IS SO CRUCIAL TO
OUR FUTURE SUCCESS.
AS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE, THE ECONOMY IN THE
UNITED STATES INCREASINGLY IS RELYING UPON HIGHER
LEVELS OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT.
SCHOOLS THAT CAN PRODUCE AND PLACES THAT CAN
PRODUCE PEOPLE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL WILL ATTRACT
THOSE JOBS OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE, MOST CREATIVE,
AND HIGHEST PAYING.
WE KNOW THIS IS WORKING ON THE GLOBAL SCALE.
WE KNOW THAT FOR AMERICA TO BE SUCCESSFUL, IT
HAS TO WORK HERE.
FOR IT TO WORK IN ARIZONA, WE GOT TO OUTLET PRODUCE
EVERYONE ELSE IN TERMS OF HAVING PEOPLE AT THIS
LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT.
PATHWAYS IS OUR METHOD TO DO THAT.
LOOK AROUND ANY ARIZONA CAMPUS, BE IT A COMMUNITY
COLLEGE OR A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY, AND YOU'LL SEE
THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW.
LEADERS LIKE SETH, HANS, AND SHIVA.
THANKS TO THE INNOVATIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, I'M
GOING TO BE A PROFESSOR.
I'M GOING TO BE NURSE.
AND I'M GOING TO BE A DOCTOR.
IT'S NEVER TOO SOON TO START YOUR JOURNEY, DESIGN
YOUR OWN DEGREE PATHWAY TODAY AT AZTRANSFER.COM.
I JUST WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS
REGARDING THE LUMINA GRANT AND WHERE WE
ARE WITH PATHWAYS.
WE'VE DEMONSTRATED IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA THAT WE
CAN BUILD REGIONAL PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE ONES
THAT EXIST WITH -- UP IN PRESCOTT WITH
YAVAPAI AND ALSO NAU.
YOU'VE SHOWN -- IT'S SHOWN ON THE SCREEN THAT WE CAN
REDUCE COSTS BY UP TO 50 PERCENT AND THAT WORKING
WITH THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES IS A GOOD
OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH THE UNIVERSITY AND THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
I WANT TO THANK ASU AND MARIA FOR REACHING OUT TO
RURAL DISTRICTS AND MAKING SURE THAT THEY FOUND
OPPORTUNITIES TO ESTABLISH COHORTS AND BE A
PART OF THIS CHANGE.
IN MARICOPA WITH ASU WE HAVE ENROLLED INTO OUR
PATHWAYS PROGRAM UP TO 8,000 STUDENTS -- I MEAN,
EXCUSE ME, 11,000 STUDENTS AND WE CURRENTLY HAVE
ABOUT 8- OR 9,000 THAT ARE CURRENTLY ACTIVE.
IT IS A PROGRAM THAT, AS STATED, HAS GUARANTEES.
AND IF THE STUDENT STAYS ON THAT PATHWAY, THEY ARE
GUARANTEED TO GO ON TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL COLLEGES
AND NOT JUST THE UNIVERSITY.
SO IT IS WORKING, WE EXPECT THAT THESE NUMBERS
WILL GROW OVER TIME AND THE COST FOR EDUCATION
WILL BE REDUCED FOR OUR STUDENTS AND THAT OUR
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TIME
IT TAKES TO GET A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IF
THAT IS THEIR GOAL.
SO WE THINK IT IS AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM AND WE
HOPE THAT IT WILL CONTINUE AND BUILD UP ON THE TRUST
THAT WE'VE DEVELOPED IN THE LAST
THREE TO FOUR YEARS.
THAT'S MY REPORT, SIR.
THANK YOU.
SECRETARY'S REPORT, MR. SAAR.
NONE.
OKAY.
STUDENT LIFE REPORTS, I HAVE MR. MIKE HO FROM
PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
OKAY.
CHANCELLOR GLASPER, PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS
OF THE BOARD, CEC, IT'S MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THE
STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OF PARADISE VALLEY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD, DR. GLASPER, CEC, REPRESENTATIVES AND
COLLEGE PRESIDENTS, MCCD, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.
MY NAME IS SHEA CHAUDHARY AND I AM THE CURRENT
CHAIRPERSON FOR PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGES
STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL.
TODAY I'VE BROUGHT WITH ME A FEW MEMBERS OF OUR
COUNCIL TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT PVCC'S COMMUNITY
EVENTS, STUDENT ADVOCACY, AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
ACTIVITIES.
I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST INTRODUCE CHRISTIE MCGRADY
TO SPEAK ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS.
MY NAME IS CHRISTIE MCGRADY AND I'M AN
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDENT AND A SENATOR ON
PVCC STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL.
WE'VE HAD MANY WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES STUDENTS TO
GET INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE EVENTS.
ONE OF THEM WAS A FALL FESTIVAL WHICH WAS A GREAT
OPPORTUNITY TO BRING COMMUNITY MEMBERS
ON OUR CAMPUS.
WE HAD A WONDERFUL OUTCOME OF CLUBS AND STUDENTS.
WE HAD A PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST AS WELL AS A
COSTUME CONTEST AND MANY DIFFERENT
FALL FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES.
ON NOVEMBER 15TH WE HELD A -- WE CELEBRATED NATIVE
AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH WITH AN INDIGENOUS
HERITAGE DAY WITH THE NATIVE PUMA CLUB.
A CELEBRATION WAS HELD IN THE COURTYARD OUTSIDE THE
STUDENT UNION WHERE MUSIC AND DANCING TOOK PLACE.
MANY LOCAL NATIVE AMERICAN
PERFORMANCE GROUPS ATTENDED.
FOR VETERAN'S DAY, THE VETERAN'S CLUB LED A
CELEBRATION TO HONOR PVCC'S VETERAN STUDENTS.
IN ADDITION, OUR THEATER CLUB SPONSORED A
CELEBRATION TO -- IN OUR CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
ENTITLED "REENTRY" WHICH WAS A POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY
PLAY ABOUT THE UNITED STATES MARINES
RETURNING FROM DEPLOYMENT.
CURRENTLY WE ARE WORKING ON OUR ADOPT
A FAMILY PROJECT.
WE HAVE AN ADOPTED EIGHT FAMILIES
FROM JOHN C. LINCOLN.
WE HELD A KICKOFF EVENT ON NOVEMBER 14TH WITH
REFRESHMENTS AND PASTRIES TO IGNITE STUDENT INTEREST
TO HELP OUT THOSE FAMILIES IN NEED.
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACTIVELY SEEKING DONATIONS FROM
STUDENTS AND OUR LOCAL GROCERY STORES.
NOW, LET ME INTRODUCE HOLLY TAMBOER TO TALK
ABOUT -- DISCUSS STUDENT ADVOCACY.
HELLO, MY NAME IS HOLLY AND I AM A BUSINESS STUDENT
AND A SENATOR ON STUDENT LEADERSHIP
COUNCIL HERE AT PVCC.
AND AS STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES, ONE OF
OUR CORE DUTIES WAS TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE
GENERAL STUDENT POPULATION.
THIS PAST OCTOBER WE WERE INVITED TO SPEAK WITH VICE
CHANCELLOR FELICIA GANTHER.
AND STUDENTS BROUGHT FORTH THE NEED FOR CUSTOMER
SERVICE TRAINING ON -- OF THE STAFF, MANDATORY
COLLEGE ORIENTATION, AND REQUIRED
COLLEGE SUCCESS CLASSES.
OUR STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING IS ALSO
UNDERGOING RENOVATION WHICH STARTED
THIS PAST SUMMER.
AND IN ORDER TO HELP THE STUDENTS WITH THE
TRANSITION, THE STUDENTS WERE SURVEYED IN ORDER TO
BETTER ACCOMMODATE THEIR NEEDS AND THEY REPORTED
THAT THEY WERE UNINFORMED AND NEEDED HELP ON
NAVIGATION, SO THE ADMINISTRATION RESPONDED
BY POSTING SIGNAGE.
ALSO, THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE OUT WAS HELD ON
NOVEMBER 15TH IN ORDER TO SUPPLEMENT OUR EFFORTS TO
ELIMINATE SMOKING ON CAMPUS AND SEVERAL
STUDENTS TOOK A PLEDGE TO GIVE UP
SMOKING FOR 24 HOURS.
I WOULD NOW LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO
AJ GILMAN, OUR TREASURER.
HELLO, I'M AJ GILMAN.
I'M THE TREASURER OF THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP
COUNCIL, AND I AM CURRENTLY DUALLY ENROLLED
IN HIGH SCHOOL AND IN COLLEGE.
SO AS PART OF THE MARICOPA COLLEGE COMMUNITY THE
DISTRICTS PARTICIPATION IN THE DEMOCRACY COMMITMENT
STUDENTS HELD SEVERAL CIVIC
ENGAGEMENT ON CAMPUS.
WE HELD A VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE DURING
A FOUR-WEEK PERIOD TO GIVE STUDENTS A MORE CONVENIENT
WAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE.
ADDITIONALLY, WE'VE WORKED WITH THE EMERGING LEADERS
PROGRAM AT OUR SCHOOL TO PUT ON A WEAR YOUR CHOICE
DAY, WHERE STUDENTS WERE ENCOURAGED TO EXPRESS
THEIR POLITICAL VIEWS BY MAKING T-SHIRTS.
THE EMERGING LEADERS STUDENTS ALSO INFORMED
MANY OF THE STUDENT BODY BY PUTTING ON A
PRESENTATION ABOUT THE POLITICAL CANDIDATES AND
MANY OF THE ISSUES THEY ADDRESS SUCH AS EDUCATION,
EMPLOYMENT, AND HEALTH CARE.
FINALLY, THE COLLEGE REPUBLICANS AND THE YOUNG
DEMOCRATS CLUBS HELD A MOCK DEBATE IN WHICH THEY
ALL DISCUSSED ISSUES SUCH AS EDUCATION, GAY
MARRIAGE, JOBS, AND FOREIGN INVOLVEMENT.
I'M NOW GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO SHEA
FOR CLOSING REMARKS.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT TO LISTEN
TO OUR PVCC LEADERS.
WE ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AT PARADISE
VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
THANK YOU.
WELL, THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU STUDENTS.
YOU'VE PRESENTED A VIBRANT PICTURE OF STUDENT LIFE AT
PARADISE VALLEY AND I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE
LAST PART ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS DURING
THE FALL ELECTION.
SO I CONGRATULATE ALL OF YOUR ON YOUR ACTIVITIES.
THANK YOU.
THE NEXT PERSON TO SPEAK IS MR. HAROLD CRANSWICK
FROM THE FACULTY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.
GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE
GOVERNING BOARD, CHANCELLOR GLASPER,
MEMBERS OF CEC, AND GUESTS.
IN KEEPING WITH THE INCREASED EMPHASIS ON
STUDENT SUCCESS, THIS MONTH THE FACULTY
ASSOCIATION IS USING THE PRESIDENT'S TIME TO PROVIDE
YOU WITH AN INSIDE LOOK AT HOW FACULTY ARE PROVIDING
STUDENTS -- HELPING TO PROMOTE STUDENT SUCCESS IN
THE MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
MAKING THE PRESENTATION TONIGHT WILL BE
DR. MARIANNE ROCCAFORTE FROM THE COUNSELING
DEPARTMENT OF PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
AND MR. JASON MARTINEZ FROM THE COUNSELING
DEPARTMENT AT ESTRELLA
MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
MARIANNE AND JASON WILL ACQUAINT US WITH THE WIDE
VARIETY OF EFFORT DESIGNED TO HELP OUR STUDENTS
SUCCEED IN THEIR CHOSEN ENDEAVORS AND TO HELP THE
DISTRICT ACHIEVE THE GOVERNING BOARDS OUTCOME.
GOOD EVENING, AND THANK YOU VERY
MUCH FOR HAVING US.
I'VE BEEN IN THE DISTRICT SINCE 1998, AT PARADISE
VALLEY SINCE '99.
AND IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE TO SERVE AS A SERVICE
FACULTY MEMBER IN THE COUNSELING DIVISION
AND MY COLLEAGUE...
GOOD EVENING, CHANCELLOR GLASPER, BOARD MEMBERS,
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS, MY NAME IS JASON MARTINEZ.
THIS IS MY 20TH YEAR AS AN EMPLOYEE OF MARICOPA AND
MY 10TH YEAR HAS RESIDENTIAL
COUNSELING FACULTY.
NOPE.
WE'RE GOING TO GO OLD SCHOOL.
OLD SCHOOL.
ALL RIGHT.
AND ONE MORE.
AND I'D LIKE TO THANK PROFESSOR CRANSWICK FOR
THIS OPPORTUNITY TO FEATURE
WHAT COUNSELLORS DO.
AND WE OFTEN HEAR THAT THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF
FUZZINESS ABOUT WHAT COUNSELLORS DO.
WE HAVE A DUAL ROLE, WE'RE TEACHING FACULTY.
WE ALSO PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION.
AND SO THIS EVENING WE ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU JUST A
BIT OF AN OUTLOOK ON HOW WE DO THAT.
OUR TRAINING HAS PREPARED US TO DO BOTH THE
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING AS WELL AS CLASSROOM
INSTRUCTION; SPECIFICALLY, IN CPD CLASSES.
CPD IS COUNSELING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
BHS IS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SCIENCES.
AND BECAUSE OF THE COMPLEXITY OF OUR ROLE, WE
HAVE FOUND THAT THERE ARE -- THERE'S SOME AREAS THAT
WE'D LIKE TO CLARIFY FOR YOU.
SO THE FIRST AREA IS INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING,
PERSONAL COUNSELING.
IN -- SPECIFICALLY IN FOUR AREAS; PERSONAL, CAREER,
ACADEMIC, EDUCATIONAL PLANNING IN THE LONG TERM,
AS WELL AS CRISIS, AND WE'VE ALL HEARD A LOT IN
THE NATIONAL NEWS ABOUT THE KINDS OF CRISES THAT
STUDENTS OFTEN ENCOUNTER AND HOW SERIOUS IT IS THAT
THERE BE INDIVIDUALS ON CAMPUS READY TO HANDLE
THOSE KINDS OF CRISIS, AND WE'LL TAKE A LOOK
AT THAT IN A MOMENT.
IN TERMS OF PERSONAL COUNSELING, EVERY STUDENT
COMES WITH A WHOLE INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE OF WHO
THEY ARE, THEIR HISTORY, THE REASONS FOR BEING
THERE AND ALSO THEIR GOALS IN IDENTIFYING WHAT THEIR
STRENGTHS ARE AND HOW TO MANAGE THEIR
INDIVIDUAL FAMILY LIVES.
OFTENTIMES PEOPLE ARE COMING WITH FULL FAMILY
RESPONSIBILITIES AS WELL AS COMING BACK TO SCHOOL
AND OFTEN THEY DON'T HAVE A GOAL THAT
IS VERY CLEAR CUT.
SO A LOT OF WHAT WE FIND OURSELVES DOING, AND IT IS
OUR PLEASURE SURE TO DO THIS, IS TO HELP STUDENTS
IDENTIFY WHO THEY ARE, WHAT THEIR STRENGTHS ARE,
WHERE THEY'RE HEADED, AND WHAT SOME OF THE
CHALLENGES AND BARRIERS ARE SO THAT THEY CAN
DEVELOP A STRATEGY THAT IS UNIQUE TO THEM.
HI, I'M MARY.
I'M A RETURNING STUDENT, AS WELL AS A FIRST
GENERATION TO COLLEGE STUDENT.
MY FIRST FEW SEMESTERS HERE I WAS TRYING TO
BALANCE WORK AND LIFE AND SCHOOL, BUT I WAS
FEELING VERY OVERWHELMED.
TO ADD TO THIS, MY SON, WHO WAS IN THE NAVY, WAS
DEPLOYED TO IRAQ, AND THIS CAUSED A LOT OF STRESS
AND ANXIETY FOR ME.
I WAS DISCUSSING THIS WITH A FRIEND AND SHE TOLD ME
THAT THERE ARE COUNSELLORS HERE ON CAMPUS, SO I
CALLED AND MADE AN APPOINTMENT.
I SAT DOWN WITH A COUNSELLOR AND SHE TAUGHT
ME STRATEGIES ON HOW TO COPE WITH MY STRESS AND
ANXIETY, AS WELL AS HOW TO BALANCE OUT MY TIME SO
THAT I WOULDN'T FEEL SO OVERWHELMED.
I'VE NOW GRADUATED WITH MY ASSOCIATES DEGREE, AND IN
THE SPRING I'LL BE GRADUATING WITH MY
BACHELOR'S DEGREE.
THE FUTURE IS LOOKING UP.
SO DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2011/2012 WE HAD
ABOUT 27,000 INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS WITH STUDENTS IN
THE MARICOPA DISTRICT.
SO WE WERE A LITTLE BUSY.
AND SO WHAT THIS DOES IS THE FIRST PART KIND OF
SUMMED UP THE GOVERNING BOARD OUTCOME, ONE, WHICH
IS TRANSFER EDUCATION AND GENERAL EDUCATION SUPPORT
FOR OUR STUDENTS.
SO NOW I WANT TO TALK ABOUT CAREER COUNSELING,
WHICH IS A -- A LION'S SHARE OF THE WORK THAT WE
DO IN THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENTS.
IT CONSISTS OF HELPING INDIVIDUALS DISCOVER THEIR
VALUES, THEIR SKILLS, THEIR INTERESTS, THEIR
PERSONALITY TYPES, AND THEIR SIGNATURE STRENGTHS
OR THEIR CORE STRENGTHS THAT ARE GOING TO MAKE
THEM SUCCESSFUL HAS A STUDENT BUT ALSO
SUCCESSFUL AS AN EMPLOYEE DEPENDING ON THE
CAREER THEY CHOOSE.
SO WE'RE UNIQUELY QUALIFIED THROUGH OUR
TRAINING AND OUR GRADUATE PROGRAMS, BE IT MASTERS OR
PH.D., THERE'S CERTAIN COURSEWORK THAT WE MUST
ATTAIN IN ORDER TO GET THESE DEGREES; CAREER
OCCUPATIONAL PLANNING, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT,
ANALYSIS TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS, RESEARCH
METHODS AND MOST OF US HAVE WORKED FOR ABOUT A
YEAR FOR FREE FOR THAT 600 HOURS.
I CAN TELL YOU THAT WAS A LITTLE ROUGH, BUT IT
WAS A WELL WORTH IT.
AND TO SHOW THE SUPPORT THAT WE GET INTERNALLY, I
WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MY COLLEAGUES AND ASK ALL THE
COUNSELING FACULTY WHO ARE PRESENT THIS
EVENING TO PLEASE STAND.
THANK YOU FOR THAT.
IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF COLLEGE AND I
WAS STILL UNDECIDED.
I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I LIKE, WHAT I WANT TO DO, WHAT I
WANT TO STUDY, AND WHAT INTERESTS ME.
I TOOK A COUPLE CLASSES OFFERED
BY COUNSELING DEPARTMENT.
IN THOSE CLASSES I LEARNED ABOUT MY VALUES, MY
PERSONALITIES, WHAT INTERESTS ME, AND WHAT I
CAN BE GOOD AT.
I MET WITH COUNSELLORS INSIDE CLASSROOMS AND
OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOMS.
WE DID MULTIPLE ASSESSMENTS, QUIZZES, AND
EXERCISES TO HELP ME LEARN ABOUT MYSELF, MY
INTERESTS, AND WHAT I CAN BE GOOD AT.
AND NOW HERE I AM.
I GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE WITH HONORS, AND I
GRADUATED FROM UNIVERSITY SUMMA CUM LAUDE AND NOW
I'M STUDYING TO TAKE THE MCAT AND PURSUE AND CAREER
IN MEDICINE AND NOTHING WOULD EVER STOP ME,
BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT I LIKE.
SO -- AND I THINK THE PRESENTATION -- THE PART
OF THE PRESENTATION YOU JUST SAW SUPPORTS THE
GOVERNING BOARD OUTCOME NUMBER TWO, WHICH IS
WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SUPPORT OF
THOSE STUDENTS THAT ARE TRANSITIONING OR -- OR
RE-CAREERING AND THOSE TYPE OF THINGS.
THE GUIDANCE THAT WE OFFER STUDENTS IN TERMS OF
INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLANNING IS DISTINCT FROM
THE WORK OF THE ADVISERS IN THAT WE ARE WORKING
WITH THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT TO SET A LONG
RANGE PLAN THAT'S GOING TO BE ALIGNED WITH THE
PERSONAL STRENGTHS, WITH THEIR CAREER RELATED
VALUES, WITH THEIR PERSONALITY, WITH THEIR
INTEREST AREAS.
IN ADDITION TO THAT, LEARNING STYLES STUDY
STRATEGIES AND DEALING WITH ANY PERSONAL
ANXIETIES THAT MIGHT BE INTERFERING WITH THEIR
STUDY HABITS, THESE ARE ALL THE KINDS OF ISSUES
THAT WE HELP STUDENTS WITH IN TERMS OF THEIR
EDUCATIONAL GOALS.
AND MOVING ON TO THE CRISIS ISSUES, NATIONAL
STATISTICS DO INDICATE THAT THERE'S AN INCREASE
IN PERSISTENCE SEVERE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
AMONG STUDENTS, AND JUST IN SPRING OF 2011 20
PERCENT OF COLLEGE STUDENTS WERE DIAGNOSED
NATIONALLY AND TREATED FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY,
AND 31 COLLEGE STUDENTS MET CRITERIA
FOR ALCOHOL ABUSE.
GIVEN THE TRAINING THAT WE COUNSELING FACULTY HAVE,
WE ARE PREPARED TO WORK IN A TIMELY AND APPROPRIATE
WAY WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT PRESENT THESE
KINDS OF SERIOUS NEEDS.
AND SOME OF THE OTHER ISSUES THAT HAVE COME TO
US, AND THESE COME TO US DAILY, VERY HEAVY
REPRESENTATION OF THESE ISSUES IN OUR OFFICES,
SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, SEXUAL ABUSE, RAPE, DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE, HOMELESSNESS, JOB LOSS, AND PERSISTENT
EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONCERNS.
WE ALSO DO QUITE A BIT OF INTERNAL
AND EXTERNAL OUTREACH.
OUR INTERNAL OUTREACH CONSISTS OF CONSULTATIONS
WITH FACULTY, WITH EMPLOYEES, WITH STUDENT
GROUPS, AND PROGRAMMATIC OUTREACH SUCH AS ACE, HOOP OF
LEARNING SUPPORTING THINGS LIKE MEN OF COLOR,
VETERAN'S OFFICE, CAREER CENTERS, ATHLETICS
PROGRAMS, AND THE OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS.
OUR EXTERNAL OUTREACH INCLUDES COMMUNITY
AGENCIES, SOME OF THE LOCAL TRIBES; AS YOU ASK
CAN SEE, CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES, FRIENDLY HOUSE.
AND THIS IS A SHORT LIST OF THE COMMUNITY AGENCIES
THAT WE ARE IN CONTACT WITH AND REFER STUDENTS TO
BACK AND FORTH FOR ANYTHING FROM HOUSING TO
EMERGENCY FUNDS TO CLINICAL
COUNSELING, YOU NAME IT.
AND SO THE IMPACT OF COUNSELING THROUGH
INSTRUCTION, I WILL LET MY COLLEAGUE TAKE OVER.
TALK ABOUT THE CP 150.
ABSOLUTELY.
THIS IS A POWERFUL CLASS.
THIS IS A CLASS THAT MOST OF YOU ARE PROBABLY
FAMILIAR WITH, STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS.
IT IS DESIGNED TO BE A FIRST YEAR COLLEGE SUCCESS
CLASS AND IT ENCOMPASSES PRETTY MUCH THREE AREAS;
ONE IS, SELF-MOTIVATION, RECOGNIZING ONE'S PERSONAL
LEARNING STYLE AND FINDING THE INTRINSIC DESIRE
MOTIVATION AND SORT OF PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS
TO MAKE IT THE FIRST YEAR AND BEYOND OF SCHOOL.
THE SECOND AREA IS STUDY SKILLS AND STUDY HABITS.
AND THE THIRD AREA IS THERE IS A COMPONENT OF
CAREER EXPLORATION AND CAREER DECISION MAKING.
SO IT'S PRETTY COMPREHENSIVE.
OTHER THINGS THAT WE COVER IN THAT CLASS ARE CRITICAL
THINKING, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, WHICH
OBVIOUSLY DIRECTLY RELATES TO SUCCESS ON THE JOB, AND
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND MAKING
AN EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
WE HAVE SEVERAL OF OUR COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE
CONDUCTED DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS AND HAVE
STUDIED MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES STUDENTS WHO HAVE
COMPLETED THE CPD 150 CLASS AND WE HAVE VERY
STRONG EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THAT
COURSE IN PARTICULAR AND THE VARIOUS OTHER COLLEGE
-- COLLEGE SUCCESS CLASSES THAT WE
HAVE WITHIN THE DISTRICT.
THIS ALL RELATES -- WHAT WE JUST TALKED ABOUT ALL
RELATES TO THE GOVERNING BOARD OUTCOME NUMBER THREE
ON DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION, WORKING WITH
STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN THEIR
FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE.
THE INSTRUCTORS ARE CARING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE
WILLING TO HELP AT THE DROP OF A DIME, AND THIS
PROGRAM ALSO OFFERS A COURSE I FOUND TO BE
EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL.
AND I BELIEVE EVERY STUDENT NATIONWIDE SHOULD
BE REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS COURSE.
IT'S KNOWN AS CPD 150 OR STRATEGIES
FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS.
THIS COURSE TEACHES YOU HOW YOU CAN BE A MORE
POSITIVE AND MORE SUCCESSFUL YOU BY TAKING
ADVANTAGE OF YOUR INNER CREATOR AND OVERCOMING
YOUR INNER VICTIM.
FOR ME, PERSONALLY, I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT MY
TRUE SELF AND WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO
ACCOMPLISH IN LIFE.
WITH THAT I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THE COUNSELLING
INSTRUCTIONAL COUNCIL IS A VERY COHESIVE GROUP.
WE DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER.
WE PLAN TOGETHER.
WE THINK TOGETHER, AND WE BELIEVE VERY
WHOLEHEARTEDLY IN THE ONE MARICOPA IDEOLOGY, AND I
HOPE THAT WE HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT FOR YOU
THIS EVENING.
AND, AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
THANK YOU.
THAT'S A WONDERFUL REPORT.
WE APPRECIATE WHAT COUNSELLORS DO TO SUPPORT
STUDENTS AND HELP THEM SUCCEED.
AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR ALIGNING THAT
REPORT WITH OUR ENDS.
THAT WAS VERY -- NO PROBLEM.
THAT WAS A GOOD TOUCH.
IT WAS NICE SEEING ALL THE COUNSELLORS
HERE TOO SUPPORTING HIM.
YEAH.
SO THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU DO.
AND I KNOW IT'S DIFFICULT AND SOMETIMES YOU DON'T
FEEL -- LIKE WE'RE ALWAYS QUESTIONING YOUR ROLE, BUT
WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU DO, AND
WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO OUR STUDENTS.
THANK YOU.
I'VE HEARD RUMORS THAT YOU THINK 150
SHOULD BE MANDATORY.
THE NEXT EMPLOYEE GROUP -- LET'S SEE,
MR. TED GEORGES FROM CRAFTS.
OKAY.
THIS IS YOUR HONOR.
HE'S GOING TO BE HERE SOMEDAY DOING THIS.
PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD,
MR. CHANCELLOR, MEMBERS OF CEC, AND ALL YOU GOOD
FOLKS WHO HAVE COME HERE THIS EVENING TO HELP US
CONDUCT BUSINESS THAT PERTAINS TO MARICOPA, MY
NAME IS TED GEORGES AND I'M HERE REPRESENTING
UNIFIED CRAFTS ASSOCIATION ALONG WITH -- MY NAME IS
MARK MCCOOL AND I'M IN THE CRAFTS
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM.
AND WE'RE HERE TONIGHT TO ONCE AGAIN NOT ONLY BRAG
ABOUT HOW GOOD CRAFTS IS FOR THE DISTRICT AND HOW
WE GET BANG FOR OUR BUCK, BUT WE ARE HERE TO
RECOGNIZE A COLLEGE THAT SUPPORTS OUR
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM.
AND WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE PEOPLE IN SUCH A
HIGH POSITION THAT CAN BRAG ABOUT HOW WELL THEIR
CRAFTS DOES FOR IT.
I KNOW OUR PRESIDENT DR. GEHLER AND OUR VICE
PRESIDENT CARL COUCH WILL SAY HOW WONDERFUL WE ARE
BECAUSE WE'RE TELLING THEM HOW WONDERFUL THEY ARE,
BUT REALLY CRAFTS IS HERE FOR MARICOPA AND WE ARE
THE EPITOME OF BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.
SO I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE MUCH TIME, BUT I WANT TO
RECOGNIZE A PROGRAM, A COLLEGE, THAT IS GOING TO
TAKE MR. MCCOOL AS A PAINTER AND IS ALREADY
THERE SERVING HIS LAST FEW MONTHS BEFORE HE TURNS
OUT AS A JOURNEYMAN.
AND I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE FOR THEIR
EXCELLENCE AND THEIR FORESIGHT TO GET BANG FOR
THEIR BUCK MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND DR. PAN.
RUN OVER THERE AND GIVE HIM MONEY.
GIVE HIM THE RIGHT ENVELOPE.
NOW -- THERE'S STILL ONE MORE.
THERE'S MORE.
NOW, WE KNOW THE PRESIDENTS ARE SUPER,
SUPER IMPORTANT, BUT LET'S ALL FACE IT THE VICE
PRESIDENTS OF ADMINISTRATION NORMALLY
COME UP THE MONEY.
SO WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE SUCH A PERSON,
IT IS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMIN AT MESA COMMUNITY
COLLEGE JEFFREY GARBA.
WHERE IS HE?
IS HE HERE?
HE'S NOT HERE.
OKAY.
I CAN KEEP IT THEN.
NO.
JUST GIVE IT TO DR. PAN AND WE WILL THANK HIM FOR
HIS SERVICE AND REMEMBER CRAFTS MEANS BANG FOR YOUR
BUCK AND SOMEDAY MAYBE HE'LL BE HERE DOING THIS.
THANK YOU.
NEXT IS MR. PHIL JALOWIEC FROM THE
ADJUNCT FACULTY ASSOCIATION.
GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE
GOVERNING BOARD, CHANCELLOR GLASPER,
MEMBERS OF CEC, AND OUR MANY, MANY
GUESTS THIS EVENING.
I'D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR
VICE PRESIDENT ELECT, WE HAVE KAREN SAYDA FROM
ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN AND SARAH MCLAIN FROM GATEWAY.
WE ALSO HAVE OUR ERA PARENT PRESIDENT ELECT
LYSIA HAND, WHO'S FROM PHOENIX COLLEGE.
SO WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE THEM COMING ON BOARD.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT I BEGIN MY COMMENTS THIS
EVENING BY FIRST ACKNOWLEDGING THE PROGRESS
ON ADJUNCT FACULTY ISSUES THAT HAS BEEN MADE OVER
THE LAST TWO YEARS.
WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OFFERED BY CHANCELLOR
GLASPER, EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR
HARPER-MARINICK, AND THE EFFORTS OF VICE CHANCELLOR
JACKSON AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES STAFF MEMBERS.
I PERSONALLY WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE
WITH OUR PERSISTENCE AND ON OCCASION ANNOYING,
DETERMINED ADVOCACY FOR ADJUNCT FACULTY ISSUES.
IN THE CONTEXT OF THE QUESTION, WHEN IS AN
ADJUNCT FACULTY AN EMPLOYEE?
WE HAVE COMPILED AND PUBLISHED AND UPDATED A
DISTRICT WIDE ADJUNCT FACULTY EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK.
WE'VE ADDRESSED INDEMNITY ISSUES, EMPLOYMENT STATUS
ISSUES AND MADE SOME NICE ADJUSTMENTS TO OUR TUITION
WAIVER POLICIES AMONG MANY OTHERS.
WE EVEN FOUND OUR WAY THROUGH SOME PRETTY
DIFFICULT ISSUES DEALING WITH ADJUNCT FACULTY;
LOAD, POLICIES, PROCESSES, AND PRACTICE.
SECONDLY, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND MORE
IMPORTANTLY SHARE THE ADJUNCT FACULTY'S FULL
SUPPORT FOR THE FOCUS ON STUDENT SUCCESS AND THE
COMPLETION AGENDA, AND THE STRATEGIC CHOICES THAT THE
LEADERSHIP OF THE DISTRICT AND EACH OF THE COLLEGES
ARE MAKING TO ENSURE CONTINUED FOCUS ON REAL
RESULTS THAT BENEFIT STUDENTS.
ONE PARTICULAR STRATEGIC CHOICE THAT IS VERY
EXCITING FOR A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF ADJUNCT FACULTY
IS THAT OF INCREASING THE RATIO OF RESIDENTIAL
FACULTY TO ADJUNCT FACULTY.
OVER 40 PERCENT, THAT'S ABOUT 2,000 OR SO, ADJUNCT
FACULTY HAVE A PRIMARY INTEREST IN A FULL-TIME
INSTRUCTIONAL OPPORTUNITY.
AND ADJUNCT ASSOCIATION IS SPONSORING A SERIES OF
WORKSHOPS AND PUTTING TOGETHER A SET OF
RESOURCES TO HELP INTERESTED ADJUNCT FACULTY
BE PREPARED TO EFFECTIVELY COMPLETE -- COMPETE FOR
THESE POSITIONS AS THEY COME OPEN.
WE KNOW THEY'RE RELATIVELY RARE AND WE WANT TO BE
THERE WHEN THEY DO COME ABOUT.
WHILE WE ARE AWARE THAT THE CHALLENGE THAT THE
DISTRICT HAS TAKEN ON IS LARGE AND WE APPRECIATE
THAT THE BOLD STEPS BEING TAKEN TO SET A NEW COURSE
FOR THIS ENTERPRISE IS TESTING OUR CAPACITY FOR
CHANGE, IT IS STILL OUR OBLIGATION TO BRING
FORWARD AND HIGHLIGHT SUBSTANTIAL ISSUES WITH A
FREQUENCY THAT IS A REFLECTION OF THEIR
IMPORTANCE TO ADJUNCT FACULTY.
NOW, ADJUNCT FACULTY EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE, FOR
THE MOST PART, IS IN THE HANDS OF THE DEPARTMENT
CHAIR AND THEIR DESIGNEES.
THE CURRENT SYSTEM IS GOVERNED MORE BY RFP AND
COLLEGE PLANS THAN POLICY CHANGES.
EVEN WHEN THERE ARE POLICY CHANGES, THE PROCEDURES
AND PRACTICES DO NOT CHANGE FOR A SIGNIFICANT
PORTION OF ADJUNCT FACULTY.
WE HAVE AN ADJUNCT FACULTY SUPERVISORY ARCHITECTURE
THROUGH WHICH 200 DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS
EACH WITH THEIR OWN HIRING PROCESS PRACTICES AND
PROCEDURES OVERSEES 6,000 ADJUNCT FACULTY.
THIS SYSTEM A MORE AKIN TO FUTILE SYSTEMS FROM THE
DAYS OF YOUR THAN A SYSTEM IN WHICH ACCOUNTABILITY
AND METRICS ARE PART OF AFFECTIVELY APPLYING
OUR HUMAN RESOURCES.
ONE PROBLEMATIC ASPECT OF THIS SYSTEM IS THAT
ADJUNCT FACULTY HAVE TO APPLY TO TEN DIFFERENT
DEPARTMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR HIRE
BECAUSE THE ONLINE SYSTEM IS OPTIONAL.
THOUGH THE PROCESSES AND PRACTICES NECESSARY TO
ENSURE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT MAY NOT
TECHNICALLY APPLY TO PART-TIME FACULTY,
MARICOPA VALUES LIKE DIVERSITY, HIRING THE
BEST, AND VALUING OUR HUMAN RESOURCES SHOULD
APPLY TO ADJUNCT FACULTY, NOT JUST TO MITIGATE
ATTENDANT RISK MANAGEMENT ISSUES BUT BECAUSE IT IS
PART OF OUR COMMITMENT TO THESE VALUES.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE RISK INSULTING DEPARTMENT
CHAIRS BY BRINGING UP THESE ISSUES.
HOWEVER, WHILE SOME MAY ATTRIBUTE THESE ISSUES TO
PERSONALITY DIFFERENCES, WE FEEL THAT THERE IS
OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPROVEMENT HERE, THAT
THESE ISSUES ARE RELATED MORE TO LACK OF
UNDERSTANDING OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO
PREPARATION FOR THE ROLE AND HIGHLY VARIABLE
PROCESSES AND PRACTICES.
WE ARE ALSO AWARE OF THE CHALLENGE OUR FRIENDS IN
THE FACULTY ASSOCIATIONS FACE IN ACHIEVING TRACTION
AMONGST THEIR CONSTITUENTS ON THESE ISSUES, BUT
ENHANCING THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR SYSTEM IS PART
IMPARTIAL TO FACULTY STEPPING UP THEIR
CONTRIBUTION TO MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF STUDENT
SUCCESS AND THE COMPLETION AGENDA.
WE SIMPLY ASK THAT THE MULTIYEAR PROCESS OF
EVOLUTION FOR THE ADJUNCT FACULTY SUPERVISORY SYSTEM
BEGIN SOONER RATHER THAN LATER AND THAT ADJUNCT
FACULTY BE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE
THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON THE ISSUES.
DR. GLASPER, DR. MARIA HARPER-MARINICK AND ALL
THE COLLEGE PRESIDENTS FREQUENTLY AND SINCERELY
EXPRESS HOW MUCH ADJUNCT FACULTY ARE VALUED, BUT
THESE MESSAGES ARE FOR NOT WHEN VALUE IS NOT PART OF
THE COMMUNICATION, HIRING, ASSESSMENT NOTICE SUPPORT,
AND IN SOME CASES QUITE FRANKLY BASIC PROFESSIONAL
COURTESY THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF
ADJUNCT FACULTY EXPERIENCE.
THEREFORE, CHANGE IS ESSENTIAL.
THE DISTRICT HAS ENGAGED OVER 800 NEW ADJUNCT
FACULTY THIS YEAR.
THE CHALLENGE OF AFFECTIVELY INCORPORATING
THIS MANY NEW EMPLOYEES WOULD BE DAUNTING IN ANY
ORGANIZATION LET ALONE ONE IN WHICH THE EMPLOYEE MUST
BE IMMEDIATELY EFFECTIVE IN
ENSURING STUDENT SUCCESS.
DO THEY KNOW THE ROLE THEY PLAY IN STUDENT SUCCESS IN
THE COMPLETION AGENDA FROM A MARICOPA PERSPECTIVE?
DO THEY UNDERSTAND THE CRITICALITY OF ENGAGEMENT
IN THE FIRST THREE OR FOUR WEEKS AND
HOW TO ACHIEVE THAT?
DO THEY KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT
FEEDBACK, ASSESS EARLY AND ASSESS OFTEN?
ARE THEY PREPARED TO PROVIDE THE GUIDANCE TO
RESOURCES FOR THEIR STUDENTS?
DO THEY KNOW OUR SYSTEMS OF REFERRAL, TUTORING, AND
DISCIPLINE PROCESSES?
DO THEY KNOW THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM TO HELP
THEM BE SUCCESSFUL?
ARE THEY PREPARED TO PROVIDE TIMELY GRADES
WITHIN OUR LATEST LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?
ARE THEY AWARE THE BASIS UPON WHICH THEY'RE GOING
TO BE EVALUATED?
THESE QUESTIONS ARE JUST PART OF THE DEPARTMENT
CHAIR SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES.
THE SEAMLESS STUDENT EXPERIENCE IS CRITICAL TO
MAKING OUR OBJECTIVES AND ACHIEVING STUDENT SUCCESS,
AND WE THINK IT IS ALSO TIME FOR A SEAMLESS
ADJUNCT FACULTY EXPERIENCE.
THANK YOU.
I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.
I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR ELECTION AND HOW THAT
PROCESS WORKS?
OH, YOU MEAN FOR OUR BOARD?
YES.
BASICALLY WE DO OPEN SOLICITATIONS AMONGST THE
6,000 ADJUNCT FACULTY.
TO BE ELECTED FOR THE BOARD, YOU HAVE TO BE A
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF NOW ABOUT 1400 OR SO.
WE BASICALLY SOLICIT THESE NOMINATIONS.
AT THE LAST MEETING WE HAD FOUR OR FIVE -- FOUR
PRESENTERS FOR VICE PRESIDENT, TWO FOR
PRESIDENT, AND THE BOARD SELECTS
AMONGST THOSE PRESENTERS.
SO THE PRESIDENT ELECT IS WHEN THE TWO PEOPLE ARE
SOLICITED THE NAME?
NO, ACTUALLY THE PRESIDENT ELECT -- FOR PRESIDENT WE
ACTUALLY HAD A DECISION FOR THE TWO PRESENTERS AS
NONE OF THE ABOVE.
WE'RE ACTUALLY MOVING FORWARD WITH ONE OF OUR
VICE PRESIDENTS FOR THE ROLE OF PRESIDENT.
AND WHO ELECTS?
THE BOARD.
JUST THE BOARD?
YEAH.
THE BOARD OF OUR 501 (C)(3).
BUT THE ADJUNCT DOESN'T VOTE FOR IT?
NO, ADJUNCTS AT LARGE DO NOT VOTE FOR THE OFFICERS
OF THE ORGANIZATIONS, THAT'S CORRECT.
AND WERE YOU ONE OF THE VOTES THAT YOU DID NOT
WANT ANY OF THE ABOVE?
I DON'T THINK I'M OBLIGED TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION.
AND HOW MUCH DOES THAT POSITION PAY?
THE DISTRICT -- WHEN THE DISTRICT ENGAGES THE
ADJUNCT FACULTY FOR THESE ROLES, DEPENDING ON THE
ALLOCATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES, THEY'RE
ABOUT 30 LOAD HOUR EQUIVALENCE FOR THE
OFFICERS OF THE ORGANIZATION, AND THAT'S
ALLOCATED BASED ON WHAT LEVEL THOSE PEOPLE ARE
ENGAGING IN.
AND ON OVER ITEM IT'S BEEN BALANCED.
THERE'S BEEN MORE FOR ONE POSITION OR THE OTHER.
THANK YOU.
OKAY.
ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
YEAH.
I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN
WAITING AND WANTING TO HEAR FOR ABOUT
FOUR YEARS NOW.
SO THANK YOU.
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU.
MR. JALOWIEC, THE BOARD APPRECIATES THE ADJUNCT
FACULTY'S COMMITMENT TO PROFESSIONAL CONCERNS, FOR
YOUR COMMITMENT TO PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, AND
FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO TEACHING.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR WORK VERY MUCH.
WE HAVE A VICE CHANCELLOR REPORT, DR. STEVE HELFGOT.
THANK YOU MR. BURKE.
MR. BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I WANT ONCE MORE TO
INVITE THE GOVERNING BOARD TO JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY,
DECEMBER THE 12TH, FOR THE SOFT LAUNCH OF EDUCATING
OUR COMMUNITY, ENSURING OUR FUTURE CAMPAIGN AT A
RECEPTION AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
THIS WILL BE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE TO
BRING TOGETHER ALL OF THE LEADERSHIP BOTH VOLUNTEER
AND STAFF OF OUR CAMPAIGN.
THIS WILL INCLUDE THE MEMBERS OF THE CAMPAIGN
STEERING COMMITTEE WHO WILL MEET FOR THE FIRST
TIME THAT AFTERNOON.
THE FOUNDATION BOARD, THE GOVERNING BOARD, THE CEC,
THE COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT STAFF,
AND THE FOUNDATION STAFF.
WE ARE AT THAT MOMENT IN TIME WHEN WE ARE ABOUT TO
LAUNCH THIS EFFORT.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY OF GIVING ALL
OF THESE LEADERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH
AND SOCIALIZE WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND WE HOPE ALL
OF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN US THAT AFTERNOON.
THANK YOU.
THAT'S THE ONLY VICE CHANCELLOR
REPORT I HAVE DOWN.
ARE THERE ANY OTHERS?
ALL RIGHT.
COLLEGE REPORTS DR. PAUL DALE FROM PARADISE VALLEY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
THANK YOU, PRESIDENT BURKE.
PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, CHANCELLOR
GLASPER, CEC COLLEAGUES, AND GUESTS.
IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TONIGHT TO PRESENT THE VERY
SPECIAL AWARD WINNER AND TO PROVIDE A COLLEGE
UPDATE ON OUR INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH
SCIENCES PROGRAMS.
BEFORE I BEGIN, PLEASE ALLOW ME A PUMA ATHLETIC
PRIDE MOMENT TO PUBLICLY ANNOUNCE THE PVCC WOMEN'S
SOCCER TEAM IS THE 2012 NJCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
AFTER GOING 23-0-1 AND WINNING THE NATIONAL
TOURNAMENT IN FLORIDA.
I WILL OFFICIALLY PRESENT THE TEAM AT A
FUTURE BOARD MEETING.
THIS IS OUR SECOND SOCCER NATIONAL TITLE IN THE LAST
THREE YEARS AND OUR TENTH OVERALL TITLE ACROSS ALL
OF OUR SPORTS.
SO PLEASE ALLOW ME THAT QUICK COMMERCIAL
THERE FOR ATHLETIC.
NOW, IT IS WITH EVEN DEEPER PUMA PRIDE THAT IS
MY HONOR TO INTRODUCE TO YOU THE CARNEGIE
FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF TEACHING
AND THE COUNCIL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT AND SUPPORT OF
EDUCATION CASE THE 2012 PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR
DR. LOIS ROMA-DEELEY CREATIVE
WRITING FACULTY MEMBER.
SHE IS ONE OF FOUR HONORARIES CHOSEN FROM
OVER 300 DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS NATIONWIDE.
HER AWARD WAS RECENTLY PRESENTED TO HER IN
WASHINGTON D.C. DURING A LUNCHEON AT THE NATIONAL
PRESS CLUB FOLLOWED BY A CONGRESSIONAL RECEPTION.
I HAVE ASKED DR. ROMA-DEELEY TO SHARE A
FEW REFLECTIONS ON THIS VERY DISTINGUISHED AWARD.
LOIS, MAY I PLEASE INVITE YOU TO THE PODIUM.
THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO
GIVE YOU A FEW REFLECTIONS ON MY BEING NAMED U.S.
PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR.
ON A PERSONAL LEVEL ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT I'M
STILL A BIT STUNNED BY -- BY THIS HONOR.
BUT IT IS AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO
REPRESENT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE
MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IN WASHINGTON ON
NOVEMBER 15TH AND TO BE ABLE TO TELL THIS STORY OF
US, TO BE ABLE TO SAY TO EVERYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN
THAT GOOD TEACHING DOESN'T HAPPEN IN A VACUUM.
AND I SAID OVER AND OVER AGAIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY
AND IN THE EVENING THAT OUR CAMPUS IS A CULTURE
WHERE EVERYONE CONTRIBUTES AND EVERYONE CREATES A
COMMUNITY WHERE THE LOVE OF LEARNING IS IN
ITSELF A VALUE.
AND I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT WE HERE IN THIS ROOM AND
ON MY CAMPUS BELIEVE IN WHAT WE DO AND WE BELIEVE
IN ONE ANOTHER.
BUT AS I SAID IN MY SPEECH IN WASHINGTON, IN MY VIEW
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON A NATIONAL LEVEL IS ONE OF
OUR BEST KEPT NATIONAL SECRET -- BEST KEPT --
BEST KNOWN INSTITUTIONS AND BEST KEPT SECRETS AND
WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS THAT THE IMAGE OF THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE DOES NOT FULLY MEET THE REALITY.
AND I'M NOT TALKING, OH, I LEFT MY NOTE.
AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT ALL OF US IN THIS ROOM.
WE TALK TO EACH OTHER.
WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE ABOUT.
BUT I'M TALKING ABOUT ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS, WHAT I
HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN MY CLASSROOMS, AND OF COURSE
TALKING TO MY COLLEAGUES -- I BELONG TO A NATIONAL
ORGANIZATION, THE ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS AND
WRITING PROGRAMS.
I'VE ALSO BEEN INVOLVED IN A TWO-YEAR COLLEGE CAUCUS
FOR A NUMBER -- FOR TEN YEARS OR MORE.
AND SO IT'S NOT JUST MY PERCEPTION BUT TALKING
WITH MY COLLEAGUES ON A NATIONAL LEVEL ABOUT THE
IMAGE OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
IF YOU DO JUST A GOOGLE SEARCH, A SIMPLE GOOGLE
SEARCH, AS I DID THIS WEEKEND, AND YOU PUT IN
COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- BEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE
EXPERIENCE WHAT COMES UP OVER AND OVER AND OVER
AGAIN IS AFFORDABLE.
MAYBE, MAYBE IF YOU DIG A LITTLE DEEPER YOU'LL SEE
THE WORDS WORKFORCE EDUCATION.
WELL, THAT'S OF COURSE TRUE.
WE HAVE -- WE'RE AFFORDABLE.
WE HAVE WORKFORCE EDUCATION, BUT WE ARE SO
MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
WE ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT AND IN MY VIEW I'M
NOT QUITE CONVINCED THAT THAT MESSAGE IS
GETTING OUT THERE.
AND I BELIEVE THAT MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICT, OUR TEN COLLEGES, MY COLLEAGUES,
MY HOME CAMPUS THAT I LOVE SO MUCH IS POISED TO LEAD
THAT NATIONAL CONVERSATION TO RESHAPE AND REDEFINE
WHAT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS ABOUT.
TO SAY THAT THE CULTURE OF LEARNING OF FOR AND OF
LEARNING IS IN ITSELF A VALUE, THAT FOR SOME THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE IS THE
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, FOR SOME.
AND THAT WE ARE MORE THAN A WAY STATION
TO SOMEPLACE ELSE.
AND I'M NOT SAYING THAT -- THAT, YOU KNOW, ALL
OF US IN EDUCATION.
I'M TALKING ABOUT FROM KINDERGARTEN TO ADVANCED
DEGREES ARE ALL IN IT TOGETHER.
AND WE'RE ALL LOOKING FOR THE FUTURE.
AND, YEAH, WE'RE ALL -- GOOD FOR US.
OKAY.
BUT I WANT TO SAY THAT THIS MESSAGE OF THE
EXPERIENCE OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CULTURE
THAT OUR COMMUNITY IS A MESSAGE THAT I'M NOT SURE
REALLY IS BEING CLEARLY ARTICULATED.
AND I'M VERY PROUD AND HONORED TO BE PART OF THAT
CONVERSATION AND PROUD AND HONORED TO STAND BEFORE
YOU TONIGHT AS THE U.S.
PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR WINNER, BUT
IT DIDN'T HAPPEN ALONE.
MY TEACHING DOESN'T HAPPEN ALONE.
IF A TEACHER FALLS IN THE FOREST AND NO ONE'S THERE
TO HEAR IT -- RIGHT?
SO I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU ALL.
AND THANK YOU, PAUL, FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND
THE GOOD WORK THAT YOU DO, LONG HOURS AND LOTS AND
LOTS OF MEETINGS.
AND I KNOW THAT YOU ALL KNOW THAT WHAT WE DO
COUNTS AND MATTERS.
I'M JUST HERE TO SUGGEST PERHAPS OUR MESSAGE NEEDS
TO BE RESHAPED AND REFINED JUST A LITTLE BIT.
SO THANK YOU SO MUCH AND GOOD NIGHT.
THANK YOU AGAIN, LOIS.
AND BY THE WAY HER SPEECH FROM DC IS ON YOUTUBE AND
I WILL SEND A LINK.
IT'S A WONDERFUL SPEECH.
IT'S QUITE DRAMATIC.
IT IS NOW MY PLEASURE SURE TO WELCOME DR. DENISE
DIGIANFILLIPPO PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S
DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS TO THE PODIUM.
DR. DIGIANFILLIPPO WILL LEAD THE PRESENTATION ON
OUR NEW INTEGRATED APPROACH TO HEALTH
SCIENCES LEVERAGING THE RECENTLY OPENED NEW
CLINICAL LAB BUILDING ON OUR CAMPUS.
DENISE.
GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE
GOVERNING BOARD, CHANCELLOR GLASPER, AND
MEMBERS OF THE CEC, AND HONORED GUEST.
APPROXIMATELY ONE YEAR AGO PRESIDENT -- PARADISE
VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE WAS FACED WITH THE NEED TO
PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LABORATORY SPACE FOR OUR
NURSING PROGRAM.
OUR FIRST CONCERN WITH THIS PROJECT
WAS STUDENT LEARNING.
HOW CAN WE PREPARE OUR STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL
FOR THE FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF HEALTH CARE?
WHAT TYPE OF LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES WILL
FACILITATE THEIR LEARNING?
IN THE 1980S INTERPROFESSIONAL
EDUCATION AND PRACTICE WAS PROMINENT IN THE UNITED
STATES AND CANADA.
HOWEVER, DURING THE 1990S IT BEGAN TO FADE IN THE
UNITED STATES WHILE STILL REMAINING
PROMINENT IN CANADA.
SINCE THE RELEASE OF THE 2010 INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
REPORT ON THE FUTURE OF NURSING, THE FOCI OF
FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE EDUCATION AND PRACTICE HAS
BEEN POPULATION BASED AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICE
FOR IMPROVED QUALITY, A PATIENT CENTERED CARE.
PVCC CURRENTLY OFFERS EIGHT DEGREES AND
CERTIFICATES FOR PATHWAYS INTO HEALTH CARE.
GIVEN THE FOCI OF THE FUTURE HEALTH CARE
DIRECTIONS, IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT OUR
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS SHOULD MIRROR
THESE DIRECTIONS.
HENCE, THE NAME OF OUR FACILITY BECAME HEALTH
SCIENCES AND INTEGRATION OF PROFESSIONAL
EDUCATION AND PRACTICE.
SINCE FUNCTION SHOULD DRIVE THE DESIGN OF THE
BUILDING, FIVE FUNCTIONAL GOALS WERE ESTABLISH TO
ASSESS IN THE DESIGN PROCESS.
AND, AGAIN, INTEGRATED, THE EDUCATIONAL CONCEPT
THAT SERVES AS THE HEART OF THE LEARNING PROCESSES
TO OCCUR WITHIN THIS FACILITY.
DESIGNED FEATURES INCLUDED IN THIS FACILITY ARE:
FUNCTIONAL BED UNITS, ALLOWING A VARIETY OF
DISCIPLINES TO PRACTICE IN A REALISTIC ENVIRONMENT
EITHER INDEPENDENTLY OR IN TEAMS; TUTOR TRACK
SOFTWARE TO LOG STUDENT PRACTICE TIME AND OR
REQUIRED REMEDIATION; AN EXAM ROOM TO ASSESS
STUDENTS SKILL COMPETENCY; IOTA SOFTWARE TO ENGAGE
STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT IMMEDIATELY INVOLVED IN
THE SIMULATION TO REMAIN ENGAGED IN THE LEARNING
EXPERIENCE THROUGH PEER CRITIC OF IDENTIFIED
COMPETENCIES THROUGH THE USE OF IPADS; TWO
SIMULATION SUITES ENGAGING STUDENTS IN REALISTIC
SITUATIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCES WITH STUDIO
CODE SOFTWARE OFFERING DIGITAL RECORDING AND
VIDEO STREAMING OF SIMULATIONS IN THE EXAM
ROOM, SIMULATION SUITES HALLWAY, AND EXTERNAL
STAGING AREA; LAERDAL AND MEDI SIMULATIONS PROVIDE
REALISTIC PATIENT RESPONSES
THROUGHOUT THE LIFE SPAN.
A MOCK BATHROOM HAS BEEN INCLUDED TO ALLOW FIRST
RESPONDERS TO RESCUE PATIENTS FROM A LIMITED
SPACE ENVIRONMENT.
WITH EXTERNAL STAGING AREA FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND
INTERPROFESSIONAL SIMULATIONS LINKING THE
EMT PARAMEDIC CLASSROOM LAB WITH THE HEALTH
SCIENCES FACILITY.
WHY INTERPERSONAL PROFESSIONAL
EDUCATION AND PRACTICE?
WITH THE FOCUS OF INTERDISCIPLINARY PATIENT
CENTER CARE REEMERGING, THE TIME IS
NOW TO IMPLEMENT IP.
THESE COMPETENCY DEMEANS ARE COMMON IN MOST ALL OF
THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
HOWEVER, MOST OF THE INSTRUCTIONS ASSOCIATED
WITH THESE DOMAINS IS DONE IN PROFESSIONAL SILENCE;
FORE, PROFESSIONS ARE EXPECTED TO FUNCTION AND
PRACTICE AS TEAMS.
INFUSION OF THESE COMPETENCY DOMAINS CAN BE
SEEN AT PVCC IN AREAS OF EDUCATION,
PRACTICE AND SIMULATION.
THE NEXT THING THAT I HAVE TO SHOW YOU IS A VIDEO OF
THE ACTUAL SIMULATION THAT OCCURRED ON OUR GRAND
OPENING AND HOPEFULLY YOU WERE ABLE TO PICK UP ONE
OF OUR BROCHURES FROM THE GRAND OPENING WHICH
ACTUALLY DETAILS EACH ACT A LITTLE BIT MORE.
THE NEW HEALTH SCIENCES BUILDING AT PARADISE
VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPENED ON OCTOBER 19TH
WITH A CEREMONIAL RIBBON CUTTING AND EMERGENCY
TRAUMA SIMULATION WHERE NURSING, EMT AND PARAMEDIC
STUDENTS PRACTICED LIFE SAVING SKILLS IN A
DRAMATIC REALISTIC SETTING.
TODAY'S A BIG CELEBRATION TO OPEN THIS -- TO HAVE A
GRAND OPENING FOR THIS BUILDING HERE.
IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SHOWCASE THE SIMULATION
LABS, THE CLINICAL LABS, THE PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN
OUR NURSING PROGRAM, OUR EMT PARAMEDIC PROGRAMS.
THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY PROVIDES REAL
WORLD LEARNING.
THE BUILDING IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.
I FEEL SO FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO WORK IN A BUILDING
THAT SIMULATES REAL LIFE.
THE MAYO HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH PVCC IN TRAUMA
EDUCATION FOR EMT AND NURSING STUDENTS.
WE ALSO HAVE A SIMULATION CENTER AT THE HOSPITAL
THAT THE PARAMEDICS STUDENTS ROTATE THROUGH.
AND WE DO THAT FOR EVERY CLASS THAT WE PUT THROUGH
ADVANCED SIMULATIONS.
THEATER, JOURNALISM, AND COMMUNICATIONS STUDENTS
ALSO TOOK PART IN THE TRAUMA SIMULATION.
IT'S BENEFICIAL FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THE NURSING
PROGRAM OR THE MEDICAL PROGRAM BECAUSE IT -- IT
GIVES THEM A TASTE OF WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE
AS OPPOSED TO WORKING ON DUMMIES OR THINGS THAT
DON'T RESPOND TO YOU AS WELL AS A
REAL PERSON DOES.
PVCC'S HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS ARE PIONEERING
INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND REAL WORLD
HANDS-ON LEARNING.
ANY STUDENT THAT WAS THINKING ABOUT GETTING IN THE
EMT PROGRAM, OBVIOUSLY, I WOULD STEER THEM TOWARDS
US, BECAUSE I HAVE PROFESSIONAL PARAMEDIC
INSTRUCTORS THAT ARE STILL ACTIVE IN THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT RIGHT NOW.
USUALLY WITH OVER 20, 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE.
SO WE'RE NOT JUST GOING TO GIVE THEM THEORY ON HOW TO
TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE.
WE'RE GOING TO GIVE THEM REAL WORLD APPLICATION
FROM REAL PROFESSIONALS THAT STILL CURRENTLY DO
THIS IN THE FIELD.
THIS IS MIGUEL SUAZA REPORTING FOR PARADISE
VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
OKAY.
WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO INFUSE THE
INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AT PVCC, AND
THIS IS JUST A LIST A FEW OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE
UPCOMING FOR SPRING.
OUR THEATER STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE USED AS
STANDARDIZED PATIENTS.
WE'LL GIVE THEM SCENARIOS AND THEY WILL ACT OUT IN
OUR LAB WHAT THOSE PATIENTS ARE LIKE.
WE ARE GOING TO EXPLORE POTENTIAL AREAS OF
COLLABORATION WITH BUSINESS, DIETARY TECH,
AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, AND FURTHER INTEGRATION INTO
COMMON AREAS OF THE ACTUAL CURRICULA FROM BOTH THE
EMT AND NURSING.
AND WE ARE ESTABLISHING FOR FALL OF 2014 A CHAPTER
OF THE ARIZONA CHAPTER OF THE HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
STUDENTS OF AMERICA, WHICH WILL FURTHER ASSOCIATE THE
INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LETTING ME SHARE THIS.
NEXT, IS DR. BRYAN TIPPETT.
AND I BELIEVE, DR. TIPPETT, YOUR
PRESENTING, YES?
AND MR. JONATHAN ROBLES; IS THAT RIGHT?
PRESIDENT BURKE, IF I COULD, MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD, DR. GLASPER, CEC COLLEAGUES AND GUESTS,
AFTER A RECENT MEETING AND DISCUSSION WITH BOARD
MEMBER LUMM ABOUT PARTNERSHIPS AND
INITIATIVES WITH THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY
SCHOOLS, MR. LUMM REQUESTED THAT THE
ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN SHARE WITH THE GOVERNING BOARD
WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING IN THE WEST VALLEY TO IMPROVE
STUDENT SUCCESS ALONG THE P-20 PIPELINE.
SO I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE DR. BRYAN
TIPPETT, VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AT
ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN; DR. JULIANNE LEIN,
SUPERINTENDENT OF LITCHFIELD ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL DISTRICT; MR. MARK JORAANSTAD SUPERINTENDENT
OF SADDLE MOUNTAIN UNIFIED DISTRICT; AND JONATHAN
ROBLES, DIRECTOR OF ESTRELLA
MOUNTAIN'S TITLE V PROGRAM.
AND THEY WILL PRESENT A BRIEF HISTORY AND THE AN
UPDATE ON THE WEST VALLEY THINK TANK AND
OUR K-20 PARTNERSHIP.
THANK YOU, DR. LARA, PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS
OF THE BOARD, DR. GLASPER, CHANCELLOR EXECUTIVE
COUNCIL MEMBERS, MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE, WE THANK
YOU FOR GIVING US A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME TO
PRESENT ON SOME OF THE GREAT WORK THAT IS
OCCURRING IN THE LAND BETWEEN PHOENIX
AND LOS ANGELES.
AND WHILE THERE IS A LOT OF PUMA POWER IN THE ROOM
TONIGHT, WE'RE GOING TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT
THE MOUNTAIN LIONS ARE DOING.
AND, AGAIN, WE COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT A LOT OF
COLLABORATION THROUGH THE WEST VALLEY THINK TANK.
THE WEST VALLEY THINK TANK WAS FOUNDED IN 1999.
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THESE WILL BE SOME OF THE
TOPICS THAT WE WILL BE COVERING THIS EVENING.
AGAIN, TO GIVE YOU PERHAPS A VIEW OF WHAT'S OCCURRING
AT A 30,000 FOOT LEVEL, QUITE A BIT OF DETAIL THAT
WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET INTO THIS EVENING BECAUSE
OF TIME, BUT CERTAINLY IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER
FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE US TO
ADDRESS, WE'RE HAPPY TO DO THAT ON YOUR BEHALF.
BUT, AGAIN, THE THINK TANK WAS FOUNDED IN 1999.
THESE ARE THE FOLKS WHO ARE
MEMBERS OF THE THINK TANK.
I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A VERY SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO
DR. ANNA SOLLEY, WHO IS ONE OF THE FOUNDING
MEMBERS OF THE WEST VALLEY THINK TANK AND LEADING A
LOT OF THE GREAT WORK THAT'S OCCURRING IN THE
WEST VALLEY.
IT'S A VERY COLLABORATED GROUP AS YOU CAN SEE
BECAUSE OF THE DISAGGREGATED NATURE OF
EDUCATION IN THE WEST VALLEY.
IT'S NOT EASY TO COORDINATE EFFORTS, BUT
THE WEST VALLEY THINK TANK HAS BEEN A TRULY WONDERFUL
VEHICLE AND HAS PRESENTED GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR US
TO COLLABORATE ON BEHALF OF OUR STUDENTS AND
IMPROVING STUDENT SUCCESS AND PERSISTENCE.
TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND, THIS WAS
STARTED BACK IN 2009, SO WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS NOW
FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS.
WE DECIDED ONE DAY THAT WE NEEDED HELP AS A COLLEGE
AS WE LOOKED AT OUR SUCCESS DATA, PERSISTENCE
DATA, THAT WE REALLY NEEDED TO LOOK BEYOND JUST
THE COLLEGE AND TO BEGIN TO HAVE A SERIOUS DIALOGUE
WITH OUR K-12 PARTNERS.
SO WE PRESENTED OUR COLLEGE DATA ON SUCCESS
AND PLACEMENT AND DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL
EDUCATION TO THE MEMBERS OF THE WEST VALLEY THINK
TANK. I WILL CALL ON MY COLLEAGUES DOCTORS LEIN
AND JORAANSTAD IN A FEW MOMENTS TO GIVE THEIR
FEEDBACK ON THEIR PERCEPTIONS WHEN WE
PRESENTED THAT DATA.
BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT THE ROOM WAS FULL OF SHOCK
AND WONDERMENT AS TO WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN THE TIME
STUDENT GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND TAKE THEIR
PLACEMENT EXAMS AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
SO WHEN WE WENT INTO THE MEETING, WE ASKED FOR HELP
ON LOOKING AT WHAT THE ACHIEVEMENT GAPS ARE ALONG
THE PIPELINE BETWEEN THE TIME THE STUDENTS ENTER
INTO NURSERY SCHOOL LEVELS, PRESCHOOL LEVELS,
ALL THE WAY UP THROUGH UNIVERSITY.
WE NEEDED HELP WITH ALIGNING CURRICULUM,
BECAUSE WE KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF GAPS
IN THE PIPELINE.
BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY ISSUES TO ADDRESS, WE
TALKED ABOUT MATH, WE TALKED ABOUT READING, WE
TALKED ABOUT WRITING, THE GROUP DECIDED THAT IT
WOULD PROBABLY BE BEST TO BEGIN WITH MATH BECAUSE
THAT'S PROBABLY WHAT EVERYONE
IS MOST AFRAID OF.
SO LET'S JUST DIVE IN AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO IN ORDER TO
HELP OUR -- NOT JUST OUR STUDENTS IN TERMS OF DOING
BETTER IN SCHOOL BUT ALSO THE TEACHERS WHO ARE ALSO
OFTEN VERY AFRAID TO TEACH MATH BECAUSE IT MAY NOT BE
THEIR STRONGEST POINT.
SO IN NOVEMBER AFTER WE DISCUSSED WHAT WE MIGHT
DO, ONE OF THE SUPERINTENDENTS SUGGESTED,
OH, WELL, WHERE I WAS FROM, WE DID A SUMMIT.
AND I SAID, WELL, THAT'S NICE.
I KNOW WHAT THAT WORDS MEANS.
I'VE NEVER DONE ONE.
BUT, OKAY, WE'LL TAKE THAT ON AND WE'LL SEE WHAT WE
CAN DO IN PUTTING TOGETHER A SUMMIT.
SO WE HAD A SPECIAL WORKING MEETING WITHIN THE
COUNCIL AND HELD OUR FIRST SUMMIT ON FEBRUARY THE
FIRST IN 2010.
I MUST TELL YOU, IT WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING WITH
QUITE A NUMBER OF EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS,
UNIVERSITY, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, K-12 SECTOR WHO
CAME TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT A NUMBER OF THE
ISSUES THAT ARE AFFECTING ALL OF US PARTICULARLY
RELATED TO MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM AND
ALIGNMENT ISSUES.
WE BRAINSTORMED QUITE A BIT OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT
ARE AVAILABLE TO US IN ORDER TO BEGIN TO START TO
FILL IN SOME OF THE GAPS AND AGAIN THERE WERE QUITE
A FEW AND SO WE DECIDED TO LIMIT IT TO FOUR OF THE
ISSUES THAT WERE PERHAPS MOST PREVALENT AS RESULT
OF THOSE DISCUSSIONS AND THESE ARE THOSE FOUR WHICH
HAVE BEEN DRIVING THE WORK HENCEFORTH THAT WE'VE BEEN
DOING THROUGH THE WEST VALLEY THINK TANK.
AND I'LL ASK MR. ROBLES TO PLEASE COME AND TALK ABOUT
SOME OF THE COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES THAT HAVE
RESULTED FROM THOSE DISCUSSIONS.
THANK YOU, PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD, CHANCELLOR GLASPER, AND MEMBERS OF THE CEC,
AND GUEST FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ABOUT
THE WEST VALLEY THINK TANK.
ONE OF THE CHARGES -- WELL, THE FIRST
COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE THAT WAS STARTED WAS THE
MATH PLANNING GROUP AND THE SUPERINTENDENTS WERE
VERY SUPPORTIVE OF TRYING TO ADDRESS THOSE FOUR
OUTCOMES THAT DR. TIPPETT HAD ADDRESSED EARLIER.
SO THEY DECIDED TO PROVIDE THEIR MATH COACHES, THEIR
TEACHER LEADERS TO FORM THIS MATH PLANNING GROUP
AND ADDRESS THESE AREAS AND THROUGH TITLE V WE
WERE ABLE TO SUPPORT THIS BECAUSE IT REALLY
ADDRESSED A FACULTY TO FACULTY INFORMATION
EXCHANGE ACTIVITY FOR TITLE V AND WE PROVIDED
STIPENDS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
WORKSHOPS THAT WE LATER PRODUCED WITH THIS GROUP.
THE -- IT WAS VERY APPARENT WHEN WE FIRST
CAME TOGETHER AS THE MATH PLANNING GROUP THAT THE
ONE ITEM THAT WAS CAUSING A LOT OF ANXIETY WITH THIS
GROUP WAS THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS.
AND THEY SUGGESTED TO US THAT THIS WAS SOMETHING
THAT WE NEEDED TO HELP THEM DEVELOPMENT SOME
GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AROUND SO THAT
THEIR MATH INSTRUCTION COULD BENEFIT.
WE CONTINUED TO -- BEFORE WE MOVED FORWARD, WE
DEVELOPED A SURVEY WITH THIS GROUP AROUND THE
COMMON CORE AND WE ASKED QUESTIONS SUCH AS WHAT IS
SOME OF THE CONCEPTS THAT YOU WISH YOUR STUDENTS
KNEW, BUT DON'T.
AND WE DIVIDED THAT SURVEY INTO GRADE BANDS AND WE
HAD THE MATH PLANNING GROUP GO BACK TO THEIR
SCHOOLS AND DISSEMINATE THAT AMONG THEIR
COLLEAGUES, THEIR MATH TEACHING COLLEAGUES.
WE HAD AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE AND THAT HELPED
US THEN DECIDE WHICH AREAS WE WERE GOING TO
CONCENTRATE ON FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
FOR THIS GROUP.
WHAT WE DID THEN WAS WE HAD OUR FIRST WORKSHOP
JUNE OF 2010 AND WE DECIDED THAT WE AGAIN
WOULD FOCUS ON DIVIDING THE GROUP INTO GRADE BANDS
K THROUGH 3, 4 THROUGH 6, MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH
SCHOOL, COLLEGE.
AND WE HAD HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS WHERE THE
FACILITATORS COULD SHOW HOW THEY COULD APPLY THIS
COMMON CORE INTO THE CLASSROOM.
A LOT OF THE FEEDBACK FROM THE INSTRUCTORS WAS THAT
THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE, BUT HOW TO IMPLEMENT THAT
IN THE CLASSROOMS.
SO WE DECIDED TO MAKE THESE HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES
AND WE WERE ACTUALLY ABLE TO SERVE 300 NOW TEACHERS.
WE HAD TWO -- TOTAL OF THREE PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENTAL WORKSHOPS.
THE LAST ONE WAS AUGUST OF THIS YEAR.
ANOTHER PARTICULAR COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE
THAT WE WERE DEVELOPING IS A -- THE HIGH SCHOOL
TRANSCRIPT GAP ANALYSIS, WHICH IS PART OF A TITLE V
ACTIVITY WHERE WE ARE LOOKING AT OUR STUDENTS
WHO ARE PRESENTLY ESTRELLA AND LOOKING -- GOING BACK
IN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS AND THEIR MATH
COURSES AND LOOKING AT THEIR MATH PLACEMENT INTO
ESTRELLA AND THEIR COURSES AT THE FIRST SEMESTER OF
ESTRELLA TO SEE WHAT THE PERFORMANCE GAPS ARE AND
ANY CORRELATIONS WE COULD GLEAM FROM THAT.
AND WE'VE BEEN SUPPORTING THAT WITH THE WEST VALLEY
THINK TANK, AND THE SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE BEEN
VERY SUPPORTIVE OF US DOING THAT BECAUSE THEY
HAVE ALLOWED US TO GO BACK TO THE HIGH SCHOOLS AND
GET TRANSCRIPTS AND THEN ALSO HELP GUIDE US IN THE
QUESTIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT IN THE RESEARCH
ANALYSIS OF THIS DATA.
WE'VE HAD THREE COHORTS SO FAR OF THAT.
OVER -- CLOSE TO 400 -- OVER 400 STUDENTS HAVE
BEEN ANALYZED WITH THAT DATA.
SO THAT'S THE WHOLE DIFFERENT KIND OF
PRESENTATION AT THE DIFFERENT TIME.
BUT THAT'S ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE GREAT COLLABORATIVE
INITIATIVES THAT WE'RE DOING WITH THE WEST VALLEY
THINK TANK.
AND ALSO WHAT WE'VE DEVELOPED IS KIND OF AN
OFFSHOOT OF THE MATH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
WORKSHOPS HAS BEEN THIS NEED FOR THE TEACHERS AND
FOR OUR FACULTY, COLLEGE FACULTY, WITHIN THE WEST
VALLEY THINK TANK IS TO DO THIS CONTINUING
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AND ONE
PARTICULAR ACTIVITY HAS BEEN PROPOSED IS BEEN THE
ONLINE HYBRID COURSE FROM ONE OF THE FACULTY MEMBERS
FROM GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE,
MICHAEL HOLTFRERICH.
AND THE NEXT ONE IS THE EDMODO IS A VIRTUAL
RESOURCE CENTER THAT HAS BEEN OFFERED BY ONE OF OUR
LITTLE -- LITTLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
MEMBERS ON THE MATH PLANNING GROUP.
SO BY -- JUST BY LOOKING AT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A
COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND A MEMBER OF OUR ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL DISTRICT POSING THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITIES
SHOWS US THE DIVERSITY OF THE MATH PLANNING GROUP
AND THE PASSION THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO ADDRESS
ALL THESE ISSUES AND COLLABORATIVELY
WORKING TOGETHER.
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS EMERGED AS A CHALLENGE
THAT THE MATH PLANNING GROUP ACKNOWLEDGED OR
SUGGESTED WAS THAT IT'S DIFFICULT TO TEACH MATH
WHEN THE STUDENTS READING LEVELS ARE NOT WHERE THEY
SHOULD BE, YOU KNOW, READING WORD
PROBLEMS IS DIFFICULT.
SO THEY SUGGESTED IT WOULD BE IDEAL IF YOU COULD FORM
A SIMILAR GROUP TO THE MATH PLANNING GROUP BUT
COVERING READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS.
SO IN THE SPRING OF 2012 WE DEVELOPED OUR FIRST
MEETING SIMILAR TO THE MODEL OF THE MATH PLANNING
GROUP AND WE ARE WORKING AND FORGING AHEAD WITH THE
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS AROUND THAT.
AGAIN, FOCUSSING ON THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS AND
USING THE SAME FRAMEWORK AS BODY AND GRADE BANDS.
WE HAD A FALL MEETING AND WE'RE DEVELOPING FURTHER
THE WORKSHOP IDEA, WHICH IS GOING TO -- THE
FRAMEWORK IS GOING TO BE VERY INTERDISCIPLINARY
INVOLVING INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNERS K THROUGH 12,
LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHERS, AND OUR COLLEGE FACULTY.
THE MAIN COMMON CORE STANDARD THAT WE'RE
LOOKING AT TO INVOLVE IN THIS PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY IS THE ONE THAT IS ABOUT
COLLEGE READINESS IS.
AND IT'S READ CLOSELY TO DETERMINE WHAT THE TEXT
SAYS EXPLICITLY AND TO MAKE LOGICAL INFERENCES
FROM IT, SIGHT SPECIFIC TEXTUAL EVIDENCE WHEN
WRITING OR SPEAKING TO SUPPORT CONCLUSIONS
DRAWN FROM THAT TEXT.
SO THEY REALLY -- THAT -- THEY CHOSE THAT ONE
BECAUSE THAT ONE IS THE FIRST ONE REGARDING
COLLEGE READINESS AND BUILD A THEME AROUND THAT
SO THAT WAY IT WILL BE AS INTERDISCIPLINARY AS
POSSIBLE AND THAT THEME IS THE EFFECTIVE NATURAL
DISASTERS ON POLITICS.
SO IT'S, AGAIN, A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET STEM
PEOPLE INVOLVED, FACULTY IN READING,
SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES.
AND, AGAIN, USE THAT AS THE THEME OR TOPIC FOR
LANGUAGE ARTS AND PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT, SO.
THANK YOU.
SO THIS HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS EFFORT.
IT'S TAKEN A LOT OF COLLABORATION FROM A LOT
OF REALLY GREAT PEOPLE SACRIFICING A LOT OF THEIR
TIME IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR THE
WEST VALLEY STUDENTS.
IT WOULD NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF OUR
SUPERINTENDENTS OF OUR K-12 SCHOOLS, WITHOUT OUR
COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENTS WHO HAVE
OFFERED RESOURCES OF THEIR STAFF, AND -- BUT WE'RE --
IT'S GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER AND BIGGER WITH
EACH NEW PROJECT, EACH NEW PIECE THAT WE IMPLEMENT.
AND SO WE'RE AT A PART OF THE JOURNEY NOW WHERE WE
HAVE TO DECIDE HOW ARE WE GOING TO CONTINUE TO
SUSTAIN THIS WONDERFUL EFFORT THAT IS OCCURRING.
THERE'S SO MUCH ENERGY SO MUCH SYNERGY WHEN THESE
PROFESSIONALS COME TOGETHER THAT WE DON'T
WANT IT TO DIE BECAUSE WE RUN OUT OF MONEY.
OUR TITLE V GRANT -- AND JONATHAN HAS BEEN
EXTREMELY GENEROUS IN SUPPORTING OUR EFFORTS.
DR. LARA HAS BEEN EXTREMELY GENEROUS IN
OFFERING COLLEGE FUNDS AS WELL TO SUPPORT
SOME OF THE EVENTS.
OUR OTHER TWO PRESIDENTS DR. SOLLEY AND KOVALA HAVE
OFFERED AGAIN SUPPORT OF THEIR STAFF.
SETH GOODMAN WHO IS THE TITLE V DIRECTOR OF
PHOENIX COLLEGE IS CURRENTLY NOW WRITING THIS
UP, BECAUSE WE WANT TO NOT ONLY CHRONICLE THE HISTORY
OF THE WORK WE'RE DOING BUT WE ALSO WANT TO USE IT
AS A STEPPING STONE TO BEGIN OUR RESEARCH AND
EVALUATION AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE
PROGRAM THAT WE'RE DOING.
I THINK OUR SUPERINTENDENTS MIGHT
SHARE SOME INSIGHTS QUALITATIVELY AS TO HOW
IT'S AFFECTING THEIR SCHOOLS, BUT IT'S GOING TO
TAKE A LOT MORE EFFORT IN ORDER TO DO THIS.
SO WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE
FORWARD AS A COLLECTIVE GROUP TO SUSTAIN THESE
TREMENDOUS EFFORTS.
AND WITH THAT I'M GOING TO ASK MY SUPERINTENDENT
COLLEAGUES DR. JULIANNE LEIN AND DR. MARK
JORAANSTAD TO PLEASE COME FORWARD AND TALK A
LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THE BRAINSTORMING THAT IS
NOW OCCURRING IN THE WEST VALLEY THINK TANK IN TERMS
OF PERHAPS OFFERING SUSTENANCE TO THIS GREAT
WORK AND TO ALSO SHARE SOME OF THEIR REFLECTIONS
ON THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING.
MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BOARD,
MR. CHANCELLOR, MY NAME IS JULIANNE LEIN AND I'M THE
SUPERINTENDENT OF THE LITCHFIELD ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL DISTRICT.
SO WE GO FROM PRESCHOOL THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE.
ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS IN MY
SCHOOL DISTRICT SO WE'RE VERY INTERESTED IN
PARTNERSHIP AND WE RECEIVE GREAT SUPPORT FROM THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN MANY WAYS.
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT DR. TIPPETT DID NOT
MENTION IS THAT THE SUPPORT THAT WE GOT FROM
THE COLLEGE FINANCIALLY THROUGH FEDERAL
ENTITLEMENTS AND OTHER SOURCES ALLOWED THEM TO
PAY TEACHERS A STIPEND TO COME TO A WORKSHOP ON A
SATURDAY AND GAVE THEM LUNCH.
NOW, TO ELEMENTARY TEACHERS THAT'S PRETTY
IMPORTANT, SO -- AND AS YOU KNOW, EDUCATION HAS
BEEN CUT PRETTY DRASTICALLY.
THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE COULD NOT AFFORD TO HAVE
OUR TEACHERS ALL COME TOGETHER AND ACTUALLY MEET
WITH COLLEGE PROFESSORS AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
TO KIND OF TALK ABOUT EACH OTHER'S EXPERIENCES.
AND THAT IN ITSELF WAS A GREAT -- THAT IN ITSELF
WAS COMPLETELY EYE OPENING.
I HAVE BEEN AN EDUCATOR IN THE WEST VALLEY FOR 26
YEARS AND ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN, THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE SYSTEM, IS THE FIRST HIGHER ED SYSTEM
THAT EVER CAME BACK AND SHARED ACTUAL DATA OF HOW
OUR STUDENTS DO WHEN THEY GO ON TO COLLEGE.
BECAUSE WHEN STUDENTS START OFF IN KINDERGARTEN
AND PRESCHOOL, WE HAVE EVERY INTENT THAT THEY
WILL BE SUCCESSFUL AND GO ON TO COLLEGE, BUT WE
DON'T ALWAYS KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.
SO IN THE INITIAL DATA IT TALKED ABOUT STUDENTS
ENTERING THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HAVING AN AVERAGE
READING LEVEL OF AROUND THE FOURTH GRADE.
I THINK THAT WAS -- WAS THAT LIKE CLOSE
TO THE STATISTIC?
AND I SAID, OH, NO, NO, NO.
THERE'S 90 PERCENT OF MY EIGHTH GRADERS WHO PASS
THE AIMS TEST, MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE AIMS TEST.
AND I TURNED TO MY HIGH SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT AND
I SAID, WHAT DID YOU DO, MUCK THEM UP WHEN THEY
WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL?
YOU KNOW.
WHEN THEY LEFT LITCHFIELD, THEY COULD READ.
SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU HIGHER ED PEOPLE
ARE DOING TO THEM.
SO THAT OPENED A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT THE
K-12 SYSTEM BEING VERY FOCUSED ON STATE STANDARDS
AND THE AIMS TEST AND COLLEGE PROFESSORS REALLY
NOT GIVING A RIP ABOUT THE AIMS TEST UNTIL WE'RE
BRINGING IT TO OUR ATTENTION SAYING, YOU
KNOW, THAT'S OUR BENCHMARK, THAT'S WHAT WE
MEASURE EVERYTHING BY.
WHEN A STUDENT PASSES THAT, WE'RE GIVING THE
MESSAGE TO PARENTS THAT THEY'RE GOOD TO GO.
AND LOGISTICALLY THEY SHOULD PASS YOUR ENTRANCE
EXAM AND BE ABLE TO TAKE CREDIT COURSES THE
FIRST TIME OUT.
SO WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN, TO
MAKE ALL THOSE SYSTEMS FOR STUDENTS LINK UP?
SO THAT IS OUR WORK.
OUR NEXT STEP IS TO KIND OF TAKE A LOOK AT HOW DO
WE FOCUS PARTICULARLY ON THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER AND
THE MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE BASE THAT THEY WILL NEED
TO TEACH THE CORE -- THE NEW COMMON CORE?
THAT'S SOMETHING THAT IS CREATING A GREAT DEAL OF
STRESS WITH ELEMENTARY TEACHERS.
SO WE KNOW THAT INSTRUCTION NEEDS TO BE
VERY SPECIALIZED, TAUGHT BY OUR BEST INSTRUCTOR'S
WHO CAN EXPLAIN THINGS IN WAYS THAT TEACHERS WILL
GET THEM, AND EXPLAIN THINGS IN WAYS THAT THEY
CAN WALK AWAY FROM THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM AND
IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT IT IN THEIR CLASSROOM.
SO THAT'S THE PART WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT.
HOW DO DISTRICTS COME TOGETHER WITH RESOURCES
AND INCENTIVES FOR TEACHERS THROUGH THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO TAKE THESE COURSES?
DOES THAT SUM IT UP FOR YOU?
YES, THANK YOU.
OKAY.
THANK YOU.
SHE'S ENERGETIC.
MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BOARD, CHANCELLOR GLASPER,
DOCTORS LAURA KOVALA, SOLLEY, THANKS FOR THIS
OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WITH YOU TONIGHT OUR
PARTNERSHIP AND JOINT EFFORTS WITH ESTRELLA
MOUNTAIN, GLENDALE, AND PHOENIX COLLEGES.
AND -- AND WE BELIEVE, DR. LEIN AND I BOTH AS
WELL AS SOME OTHER SUPERINTENDENTS, THESE
EFFORTS ARE REALLY NOT ONLY AT THE HEART OF YOUR
MISSION AND VALUES WITH THEIR EMPHASIS ON TEAMWORK
COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH,
THEY'RE AT THE HEART OF OUR MISSION TOO, AND
THAT'S WHY THIS HAS BEEN REALLY SUCH A SUCCESS.
ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO EMPHASIZE WAS WHAT'S
OUR TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVE ON THIS AND THEY FOUND
THIS OF IMMENSE VALUE.
DR. LEIN MENTIONED THEY ENJOY THE OPPORTUNITY TO
INTERACT WITH COLLEGE TEACHERS AND PLANNING AND
DISCUSSING WITH LEARNING WHAT'S REALLY EXPECTED AT
THE COLLEGE LEVEL.
FOR OUR DISTRICT, AND I'M A UNIFIED DISTRICT K-12,
30 MILES WEST OF PHOENIX OUT BY THE LARGEST NUCLEAR
PLANT IN THE WORLD.
AND WE ALWAYS SPECIALIZE IN JOKES ABOUT WE DON'T
PERSPIRE, WE GLOW.
BUT WE'RE A K-12 DISTRICT AND ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN,
GLENDALE, PHOENIX COLLEGE THERE FOR A LOT OF OUR
STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT WEALTHY AT ALL.
THEY ARE REALLY THAT PATHWAY
TO A COLLEGE EDUCATION.
AND SO OUR TEACHERS REALLY NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS
EXPECTED FOR CAREER AND COLLEGE SUCCESS AT THOSE
BEGINNING COURSES AND ESPECIALLY THE FOCUS ON
MATHEMATICS HAS BEEN IMPORTANT TO US BECAUSE
YOU AS COLLEGE EDUCATORS KNOW MATHEMATICS
IS A GATEKEEPER.
THAT'S THE COURSE THAT PREVENTS A LOT OF OUR
STUDENTS FROM COMPLETION.
ONE OF THE THINGS OUR TEACHERS REALLY LEARN FROM
THIS AND WHAT WE LEARN AS WELL AND MY FELLOW
SUPERINTENDENT ADDRESSED THAT WAS THAT SUCCESS AT
THE COLLEGE LEVEL AND MATHEMATICS IT DOESN'T
START AT HIGH SCHOOL, IT DOESN'T START AT MIDDLE
SCHOOL, YOU KNOW, WE'RE CONVINCED IT STARTS AROUND
FOURTH OR FIFTH GRADE AT LEAST, PROBABLY LOWER.
WHAT WE STARTED TO DO IN OUR DISTRICT NOW TO TEACH
THAT COMMON CORE MATH, GEOMETRY NOW STARTS AT
FOURTH GRADE WITH THE COMMON CORE.
WE ALL TOOK GEOMETRY AS SOPHOMORES IN HIGH SCHOOL.
NO, THOSE CONCEPTS NOW START IN FOURTH GRADE.
IT TAKES A SPECIALIST NOW.
THAT FOURTH GRADE TEACHER CAN'T BE TEACHING MATH AND
HISTORY AND ENGLISH AND SCIENCE.
SO WE'RE DEPARTMENTALIZING IN MATH NOW PRINCIPALLY AS
A RESULT OF THIS EFFORT ALL THE WAY
DOWN TO FOURTH GRADE.
SO WE HAVE MATH SPECIALISTS DOWN AT THOSE
GRADE LEVELS SO WE KNOW KIDS ARE GETTING A
GUARANTEED AND VIABLE CURRICULUM.
THAT'S ONE OF THE CRITICAL THINGS THAT'S COME OUT OF
THIS COLLABORATION FOR US.
AND ANOTHER THING OUR TEACHERS HAVE SAID THEY
REALLY APPRECIATED COMING OUT OF THIS WORK IS THAT
THE COLLEGE TEACHERS, THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS, THE
ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ALL HAVE REPEATEDLY SAID WE
APPRECIATE THAT OUT OF EVERYTHING WE'VE FOUND
THINGS TO BRING BACK TO THE CLASSROOM.
WE STARTED IN THEORY, BUT WE GOT DOWN TO THE
CLASSROOM REALITY.
SO WE DIDN'T JUST TALK THEORETICALLY, HAVE A GOOD
LUNCH, AND GO HOME, AND LIFE WENT ON AS USUAL.
THIS LAST SLIDE YOU SEE UP HERE REALLY AS DR. TIPPETT
MENTIONED HAS BROUGHT US TO THE PRESENT AND
ANTICIPATES THE FUTURE OF THE WEST VALLEY THINK
TANK, BECAUSE WHERE DO WE GO NOW WITH THE WEST
VALLEY THINK TANK?
AND AT OUR LAST MEETING WE TALKED ABOUT WE DON'T WANT
THIS JUST TO BE A THINK TANK, WE WANT THIS TO BE A
DO TANK, AND IF YOU'LL FORGIVE THE EXPRESSION,
NOT A DODO TANK.
SO WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THIS AND FINANCES ARE A
KEY AND WE ARE NOW REALLY EXPLORING THE IDEA OF
DEVELOPING A 501 (C)(3).
MANY OF US AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE HAD TO
DEVELOP THAT TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO RAISE FUNDS TO
SUPPLEMENT OUR WORK AND WE'RE REALLY EXPLORING
THAT IDEA AS WELL, BECAUSE IT'S MUCH EASIER TO SECURE
GRANT FUNDING WITH A COLLABORATIVE WHEN YOU'VE
ESTABLISHED AS 501 (C)(3).
SO THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE REALLY
LOOKING AT DOING AS WELL.
IN OUR FEBRUARY MEETING WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK
AND FOCUS MORE ON THIS AND DEVELOP IT FURTHER, BUT I
BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A STRONG FUTURE, PRIMARILY
BECAUSE WE WILL CONTINUE TO COLLABORATE ON OUR
COMMON GOAL, WHICH IS IMPROVING PATHWAYS TO
EDUCATIONAL AND LIFELONG SUCCESS.
BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT WHEN WE TALK TO OUR COMMUNITY
ABOUT THESE PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS, WE HAVE PROMISES
TO KEEP AND MILES TO GO BEFORE WE SLEEP.
THANK YOU.
SO I'D LIKE TO SAY IN CLOSING, THANK YOU SO MUCH
TO THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENTS FOR ALL THE
TREMENDOUS SUPPORT THAT YOU HAVE PROVIDED US.
IT IS A LABOR OF LOVE.
I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH WORKING WITH OUR K-12
DISTRICTS, THINGS THAT WERE BEYOND MY SCOPE OF
IMAGINATION THAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH.
I APPLAUD THEM FOR THE EFFORTS THAT THEY ARE
PUTTING FORWARD AND ONE OF THE GROUND RULES THAT WE
LAID DOWN WHEN WE BEGAN OUR WORK WAS
THERE WAS NO BLAME.
YOU COULD NOT BLAME THE SEGMENT OF
EDUCATION BEFORE YOURS.
AND EVERYONE HAS REALLY HELD WELL TO THAT.
AND I THINK IT HAS ALLOWED US TO HAVE SOME VERY OPEN
DIALOGUE THAT HAS BEEN VERY, VERY
HELPFUL TO ALL OF US.
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE SUPERINTENDENTS
OF THE WEST VALLEY THINK TANK, PARTICULARLY, MY TWO
COLLEAGUES WHO ARE HERE WITH US THIS EVENING WHO
MADE THAT LONG JOURNEY FROM POINTS BEYOND
PHOENIX, AND TO MY PERHAPS MORE HANDSOME, YOUNGER,
CONJOINT TWIN MR. ROBLES, WHO WITHOUT HIS HELP I
REALLY COULD NOT HELP MOVE THIS FORWARD.
AND SO ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE, I THANK YOU FOR
YOUR TIME.
AND IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT
HAVE, WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO RESPOND.
I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.
YEAH.
THE -- I WANT TO THANK THE SUPERINTENDENTS FOR BEING
HERE, IT'S QUITE AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU HERE AND WE
REALLY WELCOME YOUR INPUT.
AND WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AT -- WHEN I'M TALKING TO
DR. LARA ON THE COMMON CORE IN THE PARK
ASSESSMENT WHICH IS REQUIRED TO BE IN PLACE ON
2014, RIGHT, AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THE AIMS TEST,
WE'RE GOING TO DO THE PARK ASSESSMENT.
AND THE EAST VALLEY HAD A COALITION.
AND IS THIS THE COALITION YOU NEED?
IS THIS HELPFUL? I MEAN, IS THERE MORE OF A COALITION?
WHAT ELSE IS NEEDED AND HOW CAN WE HELP YOU WITH
-- BECAUSE WE -- YOU KNOW, WE WANT THE STUDENTS TO
COME IN LIKE YOU SAID AND NOT HAVE TO TAKE OUR ENTRY
CLASSES AND JUST JUMP RIGHT INTO A CLASS AND NOT
TAKE AN NONCREDIT CLASSES?
YES.
MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BOARD, I
WOULD SAY THIS IS EXACTLY -- WE'RE BEING TAPED SO
THEY PROBABLY WANT YOU ON -- MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS
OF THE GOVERNING BOARD, THIS IS EXACTLY THE TYPE
OF SUPPORT THAT WE NEED; NOT ONLY DATA THAT THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGES WONDERFUL IN GATHERING AND
HELPING US ANSWER KEY RESEARCH QUESTIONS, BUT
ALSO THE SUPPORT TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER.
YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS KEY.
WE BELIEVE WE HAVE ALL THE TALENT WITHIN OUR SYSTEM
TO HAVE A GREAT INTEGRATION OF THE COMMON
CORE IF WE CAN PULL RESOURCES TOGETHER AS
DISTRICTS WITH THE CENTRAL POINT BEING
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
AND I TOO WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY INVOLVED FROM
OUR COLLEGE FAMILY TO THE SUPERINTENDENTS
IN THE K-12.
AND THIS IS A BIG DEAL.
WE SPEND I THINK THE CHANCELLOR SAID TODAY
ABOUT $88 MILLION A YEAR ON DEVELOPMENTAL ED
WITHIN THE DISTRICT.
I WOULD JUST ASSUME SPEND THAT IN OTHER PLACES, BUT
WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A STUDENT FOCUSED ISSUE THAT
WE'VE GOT TO ADDRESS K-12 AND ALSO AT OUR OWN LEVEL.
SO I REALLY APPLAUD EVERYBODY INVOLVED.
IT'S PRETTY EXCITING ACTUALLY.
THANK YOU.
GOOD JOB.
I THINK THIS IS THE SORT OF THING THAT COLLEGE AND
K THROUGH 12 ACROSS THE NATION ARE GOING
TO HAVE TO DO.
46 STATES ARE COMMITTED TO STANDARD -- TO THE COMMON
CORE STANDARDS, BUT I THINK YOU GUYS ARE A
MODEL, AND WE APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
THANK YOU.
DR. GLASPER, WE HAVE AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS?
WE HAVE ONE OTHER PRESIDENT, CHRIS BUSTAMANTE.
OH, YEAH.
EXCUSE ME.
I GOT AHEAD OF MYSELF.
MY APOLOGIZES.
DR. BUSTAMANTE.
YES, PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD,
CHANCELLOR GLASPER, CEC, MEMBERS, AND GUESTS, AS
MANY OF YOU KNOW, RIO SALADO COLLEGE WILL
FORMALLY OPEN ITS TWO NEWEST EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
TOMORROW IN A GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION.
THESE CENTERS ARE LOCATED IN WEST PHOENIX NEAR
THOMAS ROAD AND 37TH AVENUE IN TWO SEPARATE BUT
ADJACENT BUILDINGS.
ONE NOW OWNED BY RIO AND THE DISTRICT.
WE'RE OPENING A GREAT, WONDERFUL ADULT LEARNING
CENTER IN A FORMER DES BUILDING.
AND THE OTHER ONE IS OWNED BY THE PHOENIX UNION HIGH
SCHOOL DISTRICT, BUT WE'RE FOR YOU LOCATING A YOUTH
MEDIA CENTER CALLED SPOT 127.
I'LL LET OUR SPEAKERS TODAY LET YOU KNOW WHAT
THAT MEANS AND HOW THEY GOT THEIR NAME.
IN OUR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT RIO ONLY PAYS
OPERATING EXPENSES IN THAT BUILDING OWNED BY THE
PHOENIX UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT.
AND IT'S A WONDERFUL PARTNERSHIP AND IT ALLOWS
US TO HAVE THIS PROGRAM WITHIN THE BUILDING.
THE GRAND OPENING WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW
MORNING, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING OUR
CHANCELLOR DR. HELFGOT AND MANY OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS
ATTEND TOMORROW'S EVENT, DR. JIM PALUZZI, WHO'S OUR
VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC SERVICE AT RIO SALADO
COLLEGE AND OVERSEES OUR RADIO STATIONS AND
MR. GREG PEREIRA, WHO'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SPOT
127 YOUTH MEDIA PROGRAM ARE HERE TONIGHT TO SHARE
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EXCITING
NEWS CENTER AND PROGRAM.
I ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE, IF JIM DIDN'T
HAVE PLANS TO DO THAT THAT LOU STANLEY, WHO'S OUR
ASSOCIATE GENERAL MANAGER WITH THE RADIO STATIONS,
HAD AN ORIGINAL VISION FOR THIS PROGRAM AND HAS RAISED
A LOT OF THE FUNDS THAT HAVE REALLY MADE THIS A
SUCCESSFUL VENTURE.
SO, JIM, I'LL LET YOU TELL THEM A LITTLE BIT MORE
ABOUT THE PROGRAM.
THANK YOU, PRESIDENT BUSTAMANTE.
PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, DR. GLASPER,
MEMBERS OF THE CEC, AND GUESTS HIDDEN STORIES ARE
ALL AROUND US RIGHT HERE IN PHOENIX.
THEY AREN'T BEING TOLD BECAUSE TRADITIONAL
JOURNALISTS SIMPLY DON'T KNOW HOW TO TELL THEM.
AND THEY'RE NOT BEING TOLD BECAUSE THE NEXT
GENERATION OF JOURNALIST WHO COULD TELL THEM,
AREN'T BEING TRAINED.
AND, WELL, ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO WHEN I FIRST
ARRIVED AT RIO SALADO COLLEGE, I WAS SURPRISED
TO FIND OUT THAT KJZZ HAD A TEEN RADIO PROJECT.
AS DR. BUSTAMANTE REFERRED TO, IT WAS THE IDEA, THE
INSPIRED IDEA OF KJZZ'S ASSOCIATE GENERAL
MANAGER LOU STANLEY.
BACK THEN, THREE YEARS AGO, IT WAS A REAL SMALL
PROJECT, BUT EVERY TIME I TALKED TO LOU,
I WAS PERSUADED.
I WAS REALLY CONVINCED THAT THIS PERSON HAD A
VISION FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE, THESE PEOPLE --
THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAD NO DREAMS OF GOING TO
J SCHOOL, JOURNALISM SCHOOL AT COLUMBIA OR AT
NORTHWESTERN OR AT THE CRONKITE SCHOOL, THEY HAD
NO IDEA THAT THEY COULD POSSIBLY GO TO
COLLEGE ANY PLACE.
IN FACT, FOR MANY OF THEM THE THOUGHT OF GRADUATING
FROM HIGH SCHOOL WAS A DREAM.
SO I ASKED THEM TO LEAD THE BATTLE TO RAISE THE
PRIVATE FUNDING AND THE SUPPORT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
HE ROSE TO THE CHALLENGE AND BEFORE WE SHOW YOU
ANYTHING OF WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE I'D LIKE TO
RECOGNIZE LOU FOR HIS WORK.
LOU, WOULD YOU PLEASE STAND UP
AND BE RECOGNIZED.
WE LAUNCHED SPOT 127.
AND TOMORROW IN A TOUGH PART OF TOWN SPOT 127 WILL
OFFICIALLY OPEN ITS DOORS TO WELCOME YOUNG PEOPLE.
YOU KNOW, PEOPLE LIKE THIS PERSON
FROM THE PILOT PROJECT.
A YOUNG PERSON LIKE THIS.
PEOPLE AS YOUNG AS 14 YEARS OF AGE, TRAIN THEM,
COACH THEM, COUNSEL THEM, FEED THEM, BECAUSE
JOURNALISTS CAN'T DO JOURNALISM
ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.
AND REALLY MOST IMPORTANTLY TO EMPOWER
THEM TO TELL THE STORIES THAT ALL OF
US NEED TO HEAR.
THIS IS THE BUILDING.
DR. BUSTAMANTE REFERRED TO IT.
HE TOOK THE LEAD IN NEGOTIATING WITH PHOENIX
UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ACQUIRE THIS
AS A NO-COST LEASE.
NOTICE THE CAPTION AT THE TOP IT SAYS BEFORE.
WE HIRED GREG PEREIRA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE
CENTER, AND HE HAS THE REST OF THE STORY.
THANK YOU DR. PALUZZI, IT'S A PLEASURE TO
BE HERE THIS EVENING.
IT'S BEEN INCREDIBLE, THE WORK WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO
WITHIN THIS COMMUNITY.
WE OPENED OUR DOORS FOR THE FIRST TIME ON
SEPTEMBER 10TH AND WE'VE ALREADY SERVED OVER 100
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM WITHIN THE AREA.
WE'VE HEARD EXCELLENT STORIES TODAY ABOUT
LINKING, THE EDUCATION SYSTEM, K
THROUGH 12 TO COLLEGE.
AND I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT SPOT 127 IS THAT
BRIDGE TO MAKE HIGHER EDUCATION ATTAINABLE AND TO CREATE
THAT CLEAR PATHWAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS,
BECAUSE MANY OF THEM WON'T GO INTO JOURNALISM.
I GOT TO TELL YOU, THE SKILLS THAT THEY ARE
LEARNING ARE COMPLETELY APPLICABLE TO WHATEVER
THEY DO GO INTO.
BECAUSE WHEN YOU LEARN HOW TO INTERVIEW SOMEONE AND
LEARNING THOSE BASIC SKILLS OF HOW TO SHAKE
HANDS AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND ASK INTUITIVE
QUESTIONS AND HOW TO LISTEN TO THEIR ANSWERS,
THAT WILL SERVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT YOU CHOSE
TO DO IN LIFE.
SO TO DR. PALUZZI'S POINT WE DO HAVE OUR GRAND
OPENING TOMORROW, WHICH WE'RE VERY EXCITED FOR,
AND WE HOPE YOU ALL CAN COME OUT TO.
BUT IN ADDITION TO THAT IT'S A STATEMENT, AND I
THINK THAT'S A TRUE OPPORTUNITY THAT
WE HAVE TOMORROW.
IT'S A STATEMENT THAT KJZZ, RIO SALADO COLLEGE,
AND THE DISTRICT ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY AND ARE
INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY.
THIS CENTER IS LOCATED IN AN AREA OF TOWN, THE
NEAREST PUBLIC SCHOOL HAS A 91 PERCENT FREE OR
REDUCED LUNCH RATE, AND THAT IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST
IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA.
AND THERE WE ARE AS THEIR NEIGHBORS BRINGING AN
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION AND OPPORTUNITIES
TO THESE TEENAGERS.
AND IT'S AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.
I WAS VERY FORTUNATE AS I LEFT TODAY ON THE WAY TO
THIS MEETING TO TAKE A PHOTO, THE FIRST PHOTO OF
THE COMPLETED BUILDING, AND YOU ARE THE FIRST
GROUP TO EVER SEE THE COMPLETED PHOTO SO
CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT.
AND IT JUST GOES TO SHOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE
COMMUNITY -- WHEN INSTITUTES OF HIGHER
EDUCATION COME TOGETHER AND INVEST IN THE LIVES'
OF YOUNG PEOPLE.
SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE
COMPLETED SPOT 127.
OH, WOW.
AND THAT IS A PHOTO THAT HAS NOT BEEN
DOCTORED IN ANY WAY.
THAT IS THE ACTUAL PHOTO OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND
HOPEFULLY YOU CAN COME OUT TOMORROW TO SEE IT IN
PERSON AND TAKE A TOUR.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
WE APPRECIATE IT.
THANK YOU.
NOW, IS THERE A CHANNEL WHERE THEY CAN BROADCAST?
OF COURSE.
THERE WILL BE AN INTERNET RADIO STATION, BECAUSE
THAT'S ALL THEY LISTEN TO THESE DAYS, AND WE WILL BE
READY FOR THEM.
ALL RIGHT. GREAT. THANKS.
PRESIDENT BURKE, I JUST MIGHT ADD THAT ALL OF THE
MONIES FOR THAT CENTER WERE RAISED IN THE
COMMUNITY, NOT PAID FOR BY DISTRICT FUNDING.
RIGHT.
OKAY.
GOOD WORK.
OKAY.
WE GO TO EXTERNAL COMMUNITY.
AND I HAVE A REPORT ON THE ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF
DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS.
WE MET A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO.
AND THE AADGB IS PLANNING A STATEWIDE MEETING OF
GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS FOR FEBRUARY 22ND, AND THE
GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE HEARING MORE
PARTICULARS ABOUT THAT IN WEEKS AHEAD.
THE SECOND THING WE DISCUSSED WAS THE ARIZONA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE COORDINATING COUNCIL,
WHICH IS ON OUR AGENDA TONIGHT, AND
REPRESENTATIVES FROM EACH OF THE TEN DISTRICTS
DISCUSSED IT AT LENGTH AT THAT MEETING.
MR. SAAR, DO YOU HAVE AN ASBA REPORT?
THIS COMING MONTH IS THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR ASBA
WHERE SCHOOL DISTRICTS K-12, GOVERNING BOARD
MEMBERS, AND SUPERINTENDENTS CONVENE
FOR THREE OR FOUR DAYS TO GET BROUGHT UP-TO-DATE ON
WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE STATE.
I THINK I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO A PRESENTATION
THAT SEVERAL OF US IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ARE
GOING TO GIVE ON DEVELOPMENTAL ED.
GO FIGURE.
I'M GOING TO CHANGE MY THOUGHTS ON WHAT I'M GOING
TO TALK ABOUT AFTER HEARING THE
PRESENTATION TONIGHT.
SO I'M VERY APROPOS IN TERMS OF TIMING AND THE
NEED FOR WORKING AS A FULL P-20 EFFORT IS THERE AND I
HOPE THAT THIS NEXT CONFERENCE IN DECEMBER
WILL BRING THAT EVEN FURTHER ALONG.
THANK YOU.
MS. HILL, DO YOU HAVE A LEGISLATIVE REPORT?
MS. PATRICIA HILL.
YES, I DO.
GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD, CHANCELLOR GLASPER, MEMBERS OF CEC, AND ALL
OTHERS PRESENT.
I'M HERE THIS EVENING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A BRIEF
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE.
THE OUTCOME OF A NUMBER OF KEY ELECTIONS IS NOW
KNOWN, AS WELL AS THE A OUTCOME OF LEADERSHIP
ELECTIONS AND COMMITTEE CHAIR AND COMMITTEE
MEMBER ASSIGNMENTS.
IN TERMS OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE MAKEUP, THE
DEMOCRATES PICKED UP SEATS IN BOTH THE HOUSE
AND THE SENATE WITH A 13-17 SPLIT IN THE SENATE
AND A 24-36 SPLIT IN THE HOUSE.
THE NEW LEGISLATIVE CONFIGURATION HAS RESULTED
IN A SHIFT IN THE PARTISAN MAKE UP OF THE MAJORITY OF
THE COMMITTEES IN THE SENATE.
MOST OF THE SMALLER COMMITTEES ARE NOW A 4-3
SPLIT BETWEEN THE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS.
HOWEVER, THE LARGER COMMITTEE, SUCH AS
APPROPRIATIONS ARE SPLIT 6-3.
THERE WERE NINE STATEWIDE BALLOT QUESTIONS ON THIS
ELECTION CYCLE.
THE ELECTOR VOTED IN FAVOR OF THREE OF THE QUESTIONS.
PROPOSITION 204, QUALITY EDUCATION AND JOBS, WHICH
WOULD HAVE ESTABLISHED A $0.01 SALES TAX FOR
EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE,
FAILED TO PASS.
36.23 PERCENT OF THE VOTES CAST WERE IN FAVOR OF THE
PROPOSITION WHILE 63.77 OF THE VOTES CAST
OPPOSED THE MEASURE.
THIS INITIATIVE INCLUDED LANGUAGE TO PROVIDE
FUNDING TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES ONCE REVENUES
REACHED A CERTAIN LEVEL.
LEADERSHIP IN THE SENATE IS AS FOLLOWS: SENATOR
BIGGS, PRESIDENT; SENATOR MCCOMISH, MAJORITY LEADER;
SENATOR DRIGGS, MAJORITY WHIP.
FOR THE MINORITY: SENATOR LANDRUM TAYLOR IS THE
MINORITY LEADER.
SENATOR LOPEZ IS THE ASSISTANT MINORITY LEADER.
AND SENATOR TOVAR IS THE MINORITY WHIP.
ON THE HOUSE SIDE: REPRESENTATIVE TOBIN
RETAINS HIS POSITION AS SPEAKER WITH
REPRESENTATIVE GOWAN AS MAJORITY LEADER AND
REPRESENTATIVE GRAY AS THE MAJORITY WHIP.
FOR THE MINORITY: REPRESENTATIVE CAMPBELL IS
THE MINORITY LEADER WITH REPRESENTATIVE GAYAGO AS
THE ASSISTANT MINORITY LEADER AND REPRESENTATIVE
WHEELER AS THE MINORITY WHIP.
KEY COMMITTEE CHAIRS IN THE SENATE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
SENATOR YEE IS EDUCATION; SENATOR SHOOTER RETAINS
HIS ROLE AS THE APPROPRIATIONS CHAIR;
SENATOR MELVIN TAKES OVER THE COMMERCE ENERGY
MILITARY COMMITTEE.
KEY COMMITTEE CHAIRS IN THE HOUSE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
REPRESENTATIVES DIAL IS A HIGHER EDUCATION
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
AND I WOULD POINT OUT, UNLIKE THE SENATE, THE
HOUSE DOES HAVE TWO COMMITTEES THAT SHARE THE
RESPONSIBILITIES FOR EDUCATION SPLIT FROM
HIGHER ED AND K-12.
REPRESENTATIVE GOODALE IS EDUCATION.
REPRESENTATIVE KAVANAGH ALSO RETAINS HIS POSITION
AS CHAIR OF THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE.
REPRESENTATIVE REECE HAS MOVED FROM THE HIGHER
EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND HE IS NOW THE COMMERCE CHAIR.
WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF MEETING WITH NEW AND
RETURNING MEMBERS TO HELP THEM TO BETTER UNDERSTAND
THE MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND LOOK FORWARD
TO THE UPCOMING SESSION.
WE HAVE A LOT OF EDUCATION TO DO, ROUGHLY 30 PERCENT
OF THE LEGISLATURE IS COMPRISED
OF NEW LEGISLATURES.
THANK YOU.
AND I'M BE HAPPY TO ANSWER TO TRY AND ANSWER ANY
QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.
QUESTIONS?
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
THANK YOU.
THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA WILL BE
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS.
DR. DALE HAS DONE THE AWARD FOR
DR. LOIS ROMA-DEELEY.
DR. GLASPER, YOU HAVE AN AWARD?
MR. CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, IT IS MY PLEASURE
TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE DISTRICT AND OUR COLLEGES
HAVE BEEN AWARDED EIGHT MEDALLION AWARDS BY THE
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON MARKETING AND PUBLIC
RELATIONS AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK TOM GARIEPY TO COME
FORWARD AND TALK ABOUT THOSE AWARDS AND SHARE A
LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION.
THANK YOU, PRESIDENT BURKE, MEMBERS OF THE
GOVERNING BOARD, CHANCELLOR GLASPER, CEC
MEMBERS, AND FRIENDS.
I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF BRINGING YOU GOOD NEWS
FROM THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON MARKETING AND PUBLIC
RELATIONS, WHICH IS THE ORGANIZATION THAT
REPRESENTS MARKETING THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES.
THE DISTRICT AND IT'S COLLEGES HAVE BEEN AWARDED
EIGHT MEDALLION AWARDS IN THE
WESTERN REGIONAL COMPETITION.
NCMPR HOLDS ITS NATIONAL COMPETITION IN
A FEW MONTHS.
SO WITH LUCK, WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE GOOD NEWS
WHEN THOSE RESULTS ARE IN.
THIS YEAR'S REGIONAL MARICOPA WINNERS ARE: IN
THE VIEW BOOK CATEGORY, A GOLD MEDALLION
CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE VIEW BOOK; THE
ANNUAL REPORT CATEGORY, A GOLD MEDALLION, THE
MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOUNDATION ANNUAL
REPORT PRODUCED BY DISTRICT MARKETING AND
COMMUNICATIONS; IN THE NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE
MEDIA GUIDE CATEGORY A BRONZE MEDALLION FOR THE
MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES GRAPHIC STANDARDS GUIDE,
AGAIN, PRODUCED BY DISTRICT MARKETING AND
COMMUNICATIONS; FOR WEBSITE, A SILVER
MEDALLION, PHOENIX COLLEGE, THE OFFICIAL
WEBSITE; VIDEO PROGRAM, MARICOPA NOW, THE JUNE
2012 EDITION PRODUCED BY MCTV; MARKETING CAMPAIGN,
A GOLD MEDALLION, MARICOPA SUSTAINABILITY CAMPAIGN
PRODUCED BY DISTRICT MARKETING AND
COMMUNICATIONS; MARKETING CAMPAIGN, A SILVER
MEDALLION, MARICOPA BREATHE EASY, PRODUCED BY
DISTRICT MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS; AND
FINALLY MARKETING CAMPAIGN, A SILVER
MEDALLION, THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN,
PRODUCED BY DISTRICT
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS.
SPEAKING AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF DISTRICT MARKETING, I
CAN'T TELL YOU HOW PROUD I AM OF THE WORK OUR PEOPLE
DO DAY IN AND DAY OUT TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN THE
PUBLIC FACE OF THIS INSTITUTION AND TO PRODUCE
MATERIALS AND MESSAGES THAT
PROMOTE STUDENT SUCCESS.
WHAT I CAN TELL YOU, AND I KNOW I SPEAK FOR THE
COLLEGE MARKETERS AS WELL, IS THAT WE'RE PROUD TO BE
DOING OUR BEST DAY IN AND DAY OUT TO REPRESENT THE
QUALITY THAT MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES EMBODY.
THANK YOU.
CONGRATULATIONS.
THE -- I LIKE TO WATCH MARICOPA NOW.
I THINK THAT'S AN OUTSTANDING PROGRAM.
AND CONGRATULATIONS TO MCTV.
I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE FILMING RIGHT NOW, AND I
THINK IT'S AN AWESOME PROGRAM.
AND IT'S ALSO NOW ON OTHER STATIONS.
AND ALL THESE AWARDS, JUST WONDERFUL.
THANK YOU.
MS. THOMPSON, YOU HAVE -- MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF
THE BOARD, THE VALLEY FORWARD ASSOCIATION
INITIATED THE ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE
AWARDS IN 1980 TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OF
VALLEY COMMUNITIES.
THIS YEAR THERE WERE 120 ENTRIES IN SEVEN DIFFERENT
CATEGORIES, A PROFESSIONAL PANEL OF JURIST GRANTED A
MAXIMUM OF TWO AWARDS OF MERIT AND ONLY ONE FIRST
PLACE CRESCORDIA AWARD FOR EACH OF
THE SEVEN CATEGORIES.
THIS YEAR AT ITS 32ND ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL
EXCELLENCE AWARDS PROGRAM THE VALLEY FORWARD
ASSOCIATION HONORED DISTRICT BUILDING PROJECTS
WITH FIVE SEPARATE AWARDS FOR THREE BUILDINGS
DEVELOPED UNDER THE 2004 BOND PROGRAM.
THE FIRST IN THE CIVIC CATEGORY FOR BUILDINGS AND
STRUCTURES WAS THE FIRST PLACE CRESCORDIA AWARD AND
THAT WENT TO THE SOUTH
MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY LIBRARY.
IN THE INSTITUTIONAL CATEGORY OF BUILDING AND
STRUCTURES A SECOND FIRST PLACE CRESCORDIA AWARD
WENT TO THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY LIBRARY.
AND THE THIRD AWARD IN THE ART AND PUBLIC PLACES
CATEGORY WAS THE THIRD FIRST PLACE CRESCORDIA FOR
THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY LIBRARY AND THE
WESTERN CANAL PUBLIC ART PROJECT.
THE FOURTH AWARD WAS ALSO IN THE INSTITUTIONAL
CATEGORY FOR BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES AND THAT WAS AN
AWARD OF MERIT TO THE INTEGRATED EDUCATION
BUILDING AT GATEWAY.
AND THE FIFTH AWARD ALSO IN THE INSTITUTIONAL
CATEGORY FOR BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES WAS AN AWARD OF
MERIT TO THE NURSING AND EXERCISE BUILDING AT MESA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
SO IN THAT CATEGORY OF INSTITUTIONAL -- IN THE
INSTITUTIONAL CATEGORY FOR BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES,
THE DISTRICT'S BUILDINGS SWEPT THE ENTIRE CATEGORY
IN TERMS OF THE AWARDS.
THIS IS THE AWARD, THE CRESCORDIA AWARD, THAT WAS
BESTOWED UPON THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN PROJECT.
LIONEL TELLS ME IT'S ABOUT 25 POUNDS, SO I WON'T PASS
IT AROUND, BUT YOU CAN SEE IT AND
IT'S QUITE IMPRESSIVE.
OUR WARM CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS GO TO THE MANY
FACULTY AND STAFF AT MESA, GATEWAY, SOUTH MOUNTAIN,
AND IN THE DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF FACILITIES
AND PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL THE
WORK THAT THEY DID TO MAKE THESE PROJECTS A SUCCESS.
AND DR. OLSON WOULD LIKE TO SAY A FEW REMARKS IN
RECOGNITION OF THE SPECIAL HONORS BESTOWED
UPON SOUTH MOUNTAIN.
I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE THOSE
PEOPLE THAT SUPPORTED THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF
THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN LIBRARY OF WHICH I WAS NOT PART
OF, BUT I BELIEVE WE NEED TO HONOR TONIGHT THOSE
THAT GO BEFORE US, PRIOR -- OUR PREVIOUS PRESIDENT
DR. KEN ATWATER AND OUR VICE PRESIDENT JOYCE
ELSNER THAT WE ACKNOWLEDGED A FEW
MEETINGS AGO FOR THEIR VISION AND THEIR
PERSEVERANCE OF SEEING THAT BUILDING TO WHERE IT
IS TODAY AND THEN ALSO OUR CURRENT VICE PRESIDENT
JANET ORTEGA DID A LOT OF HEAVY LIFTING AT THE
CAMPUS LEVEL AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HER WORK, AS
WELL AS OUR DISTRICT PARTNERS, ESPECIALLY OUR
PARTNER WHO IS ALWAYS THERE FOR US AND
THAT'S ARLEN SOLOCHEK.
HE JUST DOES A WONDERFUL JOB FOR US AND HE'S A BIG
PART OF HOW THAT BUILDING CAME TO LIFE -- AND REALLY
I DESCRIBED THE BUILDING AS A
LIFE CHANGING BUILDING.
IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT, I JUST INVITE YOU TO COME TO
THE COLLEGE AND JUST WATCH PEOPLE THAT
COME THROUGH THE DOOR.
IN THE LAST YEAR THERE'S BEEN ALMOST A HALF A
MILLION PEOPLE THAT HAVE CROSSED -- WALKED INTO THE
LIBRARY AND UTILIZED IT.
AND WE DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY CHILDREN'S LIVES ARE
CHANGING BECAUSE OF IT, BUT I BELIEVE MANY ARE IN
THE SOUTH PHOENIX AREA BECAUSE WE PLANTED THAT
BEAUTIFUL BUILDING IN A COMMUNITY THAT WAS
DESPERATELY IN NEED OF SUCH A BUILDING FOR
CHILDREN, TEENAGERS, AND YOUNG ADULTS TO
LIVE AND LEARN IN.
SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
THANK YOU.
WE NOW MOVE TO THE AGENDA.
I WILL ENTERTAIN THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE
ORDER OF THE AGENDA.
MOVE TO APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA.
MR. LUMM MOVES, MR. SAAR SECONDS THE APPROVAL OF
THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA.
IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION?
HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE.
AYE.
OPPOSED NO.
MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.
THE NEXT ITEM IS THE CONSENT AGENDA, I WILL
ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THE
CONSENT AGENDA.
SO MOVE.
MR. SAAR MOVES.
SECOND.
MR. LUMM SECONDS A MOTION TO APPROVE THE
CONSENT AGENDA.
AND IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OR ANY -- DOES
ANYONE WANT TO REMOVE ANYTHING FROM
THE CONSENT AGENDA?
HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE.
AYE.
OPPOSED NO.
CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.
THE NEXT ITEM IS A CONSIDERATION OF A
NON-CONSENT ACTION ITEM.
DR. GLASPER.
MR. CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I BRING BEFORE YOU
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARIZONA
COMMUNITY COLLEGES COORDINATING COUNCIL.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE GOVERNING BOARD APPROVE
THE RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE MEMBERSHIP IN
THE COUNCIL AS THE PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE OF
ARIZONA'S TEN PUBLIC INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY
COLLEGE DISTRICTS.
AS YOU ARE AWARE, IN THE 2003 FISCAL YEAR THE STATE
ELIMINATED THE STATE BOARD, AND SINCE THAT
POINT IN TIME WE HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE VOICE THAT
REPRESENTS COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN THE
STATE OF ARIZONA.
SO THIS PARTICULAR COORDINATING COUNCIL WILL
BE REPRESENTATIVE OF A SINGLE VOICE REPRESENTING
ALL TEN DISTRICTS IN THE FORM OF AN EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR AND AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR,
A LOBBYIST AND STAFF.
AND WE'RE ASKING FOR THE BOARD'S SUPPORT IN ORDER
FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD AND BE REPRESENTED AS A SYSTEM
WITHIN THE STATE OF ARIZONA AND COLLECTIVELY
WITH THE OTHER NINE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE DISTRICTS.
IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION
AUTHORIZING MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARIZONA COMMUNITY
COLLEGE COORDINATING COUNCIL?
I MOVE WE PROVE.
MR. LUMM MOVES.
SECOND.
MS. PEARSON SECONDS THE MOTION.
IS THERE DISCUSSION?
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK DR. GLASPER FOR HIS
LEADERSHIP ON THIS.
I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT ORGANIZATION
THAT WE'RE CREATING AND MOVING INTO.
I THINK IT'S HIS LEADERSHIP THAT GOT THIS
TOGETHER AND HAVE A 100 PERCENT CONSENSUS FROM THE
TEN COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE WORK TOGETHER NOT ONLY ON
THIS SET OF ISSUES, DATA COLLECTION, AND
COORDINATION OF FUTURE PROJECTS AND HOPE THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGES CREATE A BETTER
DIALOGUE STATEWIDE.
AND SO MANY OTHER STATES HAVE A STATE ASSOCIATION
AND WE DON'T, YOU KNOW.
AND WE WERE -- I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF AREAS
THAT WE CAN IMPROVE STATEWIDE WORKING TOGETHER
WITH THE TEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICTS IN ARIZONA.
OTHERS?
I'LL PILE ON.
DR. GLASPER'S LEADERSHIP GOT TEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICTS TO AGREE ON THING THEY'VE NEVER DONE.
SO THAT WAS NOT AN EASY EFFORT TO GET THIS
CONSENSUS AND I APPLAUD HIM AND ALL THOSE INVOLVED
IN PUTTING THIS TOGETHER.
ANY OTHER DISCUSSION?
MS. PEARSON.
I'M AMAZED BY THIS AS WELL.
I REALLY APPRECIATE THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS HAS
BEEN PUT TOGETHER AND HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR THIS
AND I TOO APPLAUD DR. GLASPER.
I QUESTIONED WHETHER THIS TRULY WAS TEN.
I THOUGHT MAYBE WE MISCOUNTED AND IT SHOULD
BE CORRECTED AND RUN AND AMENDMENT TO SAY NINE, BUT
HE ASSURES US THAT THERE'S TEN.
SO THAT'S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.
I WAS THE LEGISLATURE THAT DID AWAY WITH THE STATE
BOARD AND -- THANK YOU.
I DO NOT -- I AM NOT SORRY FOR THAT.
AND SO I DO KIND OF FEEL LIKE THIS IS VERY
IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT BECAUSE THIS IS DONE BY
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I WAS ACTUALLY PROMISED WAY
BACK THEN THAT WAS GOING TO OCCUR AND MELTDOWNS
OCCURRED INSTEAD.
WHEN I DID AWAY WITH THIS, I WAS ASSURED THAT THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGES COULD DO THIS AND
IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
AND SO I AM VERY, VERY GRATEFUL TO SEE
THIS FINALLY COME ABOUT.
AND I KNOW IT'S YOUR LEADERSHIP THAT
MADE IT HAPPEN.
I'M VERY, VERY GRATEFUL THAT MARICOPA HAS
STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND BEEN SUCH A HUGE PART
OF MAKING THIS HAPPEN, AND ESPECIALLY DR. GLASPER,
AND THANK YOU.
MR. CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I WASN'T GOING TO
MAKE THIS STATEMENT, BUT SINCE MS. PEARSON GAVE ME
THE OPEN, THERE ARE NINE OTHER DISTRICTS THAT HAVE
ALREADY RECEIVED BOARD APPROVAL SO THE PRESSURE
IS ON, AND YOU ARE THE LAST OF THE TEN AND AFTER YOU
THEN WE MOVE INTO MOTION, SO.
ALL RIGHT.
ANY OTHER DISCUSSION?
ALL RIGHT.
ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE.
AYE.
OPPOSED NO.
MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.
CONGRATULATIONS.
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
THE PRESSURE'S ON.
YES.
THE NEXT ITEM IS BUSINESS SERVICES, APPROVAL OF A
CONTRACT AWARD FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE RIO
SALADO QUEEN CREEK COMMUNIVERSITY IN
QUEEN CREEK ADDRESS.
MS. THOMPSON, WOULD YOU CARE TO COMMENT?
MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, THIS IS ONE OF
OUR PROJECTS FROM THE 2004 BOND PROGRAM AND IT WILL
BE THE DISTRICT'S SECOND COMMUNIVERSITY AND IT --
THIS IS FOR CONSTRUCTION, SO WE'RE LOOKING TO AS
RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE COMPLETE THE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE FACILITY AND OPEN IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
OKAY.
WE RECOMMEND IT'S APPROVAL.
OKAY. ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE
THIS CONTRACT AWARD?
SO MOVE.
MR. SAAR MOVES.
SECOND.
SECOND.
MS. PEARSON SECONDS THE MOTION FOR THE APPROVAL OF
THE CONTRACT AWARD OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF RIO SALADO
QUEEN CREEK COMMUNIVERSITY IN QUEEN CREEK, ARIZONA.
ANY DISCUSSION?
YES, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE
DR. BUSTAMANTE FOR THE CONCEPT OF THE
COMMUNIVERSITY.
WE WANTED TO SHARE THE IDEA WITH THE EAST VALLEY.
WE HAVE ONE IN THE WEST VALLEY, NORTHWEST VALLEY,
AND IT'S JUST AN AWESOME CONCEPT WHERE STUDENTS
ARE COMING TOGETHER.
THEY CAN GO TO -- THEY CAN TAKE A CLASS FROM GLENDALE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR RIO SALADO AND TAKE A CLASS
FROM THREE OR FOUR UNIVERSITIES,
NOW ALSO NAU.
SO IT'S AN AWESOME IDEA WHERE WE HAVE ONE FACILITY
WHERE YOU HAVE THE UNIVERSITIES AND THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGES THERE, AND IT JUST GIVES THE
STUDENTS MORE OPEN DOORS, MORE OPPORTUNITY.
AND I THINK THIS CONCEPT, I HOPE, REALLY BENEFITS
AND HELPS THE QUEEN CREEK AREA.
ANY OTHER DISCUSSION?
OKAY.
ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE.
AYE.
OPPOSED NO.
THAT MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.
MONITORING REPORTS.
MS. THOMPSON, WOULD YOU COMMENT ON
THE MONITORING REPORT.
MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, THIS IS THE
MONITORING REPORT FOR THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE FIRST
QUARTER OF THE FISCAL YEAR.
WE HAVE EXPENDED ABOUT 26 PERCENT OF BUDGET WHICH IS
SIMILAR TO PRIOR YEARS WHICH WE WOULD EXPECT
BECAUSE THE LARGEST SINGLE EXPENDITURES ARE IN
EMPLOYEE PERSONAL COSTS AS WELL AS BENEFITS AND
THAT'S ON A BIWEEKLY BASIS, SO IT'S OCCURRING
AT REGULAR PATTERNS PRETTY EVENLY SPLIT
ACROSS THE QUARTERS.
WE'VE COLLECTED ABOUT 47 PERCENT OF REVENUES WHICH
IS PRETTY STANDARD AND EXPECTED BECAUSE MOST OF
OUR TUITION PAYMENTS ARE COMING IN
THE MONTH OF AUGUST.
SO YOU GET A LOT OF MONEY IN ONE PARTICULAR MONTH
AND THEN PROPERTY TAXES ARE GENERALLY SPREAD
ACROSS OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER AND THEN AGAIN
BACK INTO APRIL AND MAY.
SO WE'RE ON COURSE FOR MATCHING UP WITH ACTUALS
AGAINST THE BUDGET THAT WAS ADOPTED AND MEETING
OUR FINANCIAL STABILITY REQUIREMENTS.
THANK YOU.
THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS A DISCUSSION OF
THE BOARD -- A BOARD WEB AND WHO'S
TAKING THE LEAD IN THIS?
I'LL GO FORWARD TO BEGIN WITH.
WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT OUR WEBSITE AND WE'RE UNDER
POLICY GOVERNANCE HERE AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
AND IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASILY UNDERSTOOD BY THOSE WHO
HAVEN'T SPENT WAY TOO MUCH TIME UNDERSTANDING IT.
OUR WEBSITE NEVER REALLY HAD THE DATA ON IT AS FAR
AS THE GOVERNING BOARD'S WEBSITE AS TO WHY AND HOW
THIS WHOLE PROCESS WORKS.
AND THE DISCUSSION TONIGHT IS IN THIS CASE SINCE A
LOT OF IT WAS DONE HERE IN THE LAST DAY OR TWO BY OUR
STAFF TO GET SOME PAGES MOVED FROM
ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER.
AND NOW IF YOU GO ONTO OUR GOVERNING BOARD WEBSITE,
YOU'LL FIND A SUMMARY OF WHAT TYPE OF POLICY
GOVERNANCE WE'RE UNDER AND HOW THE POLICIES RELATE TO
NOT ONLY HOW THE GOVERNING BOARD WORKS, NOT ONLY WITH THE
SUPERINTENDENT, BUT WITHIN OURSELVES, AS WELL AS
OUR OUTCOMES THAT YOU HEARD A LOT ABOUT TODAY
AND THE LIMITATIONS THAT WE GIVE OUR CHANCELLOR
TO WORK WITHIN.
SO HOPEFULLY OVER TIME WE'LL CONTINUE TO ENHANCE
OUR OPERATIONS AS A GOVERNING BOARD UNDER
POLICY GOVERNANCE AND MAKE IT KNOWN ON OUR
WEBSITE AS WELL.
THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THIS ON THE AGENDA,
DANA AND DOYLE.
I APPRECIATE YOUR WORK ON THIS.
I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THE PUBLIC BE
AWARE OF HOW WE ARE A POLICY GOVERNANCE, WHAT
THAT MEANS, WHAT'S THE BOARD'S ROLE, HOW WE GO
ABOUT MAKING POLICY, AND HOW -- WHAT OUR JOB IS IN
LOOKING AT THE INS AND OUTCOMES,
AND WHAT THAT MEANS.
I THINK IT'S GOING TO HELP THE COMMUNITY UNDERSTAND
WHAT WE'RE DOING.
IT'S GOING TO HELP EACH BOARD MEMBER UNDERSTAND
THEIR ROLE, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO SPELL IT OUT ON
THE WEBSITE AND ADD MORE DETAIL ON WHAT IT IS AND
THE HISTORY OF HOW WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING POLICY
GOVERNANCE PRIOR TO THIS YEAR AND, YOU KNOW,
SEVERAL YEARS PAST AND HOW WE MOVED INTO A PARTIAL
POLICY GOVERNANCE, WE MOVE INTO MORE OF A POLICY
GOVERNANCE AND HOW THIS IS GOING TO AFFECT OUR
AGENDAS AND FUTURE LEADERSHIP.
OKAY.
MS. PEARSON.
I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE UNDERSTAND THAT
THIS IS A DISCUSSION ON THE IDEA OF CREATING A WEB
PAGE, BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN NOTHING DONE AS FAR
AS CREATING THE WHO OVERSEES THIS, WHO -- AND
HOW WHAT'S ON THIS IS DESIGNED CREATED AND BY
WHOM, WHO REPRESENTS THE BOARD IN THESE KINDS OF
COMMENTS, HOW IT'S CHANGED,
WHO KEEPS IT UPDATED.
THERE IS A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS.
I MEAN, THIS IS A REALLY NEAT IDEA, BUT THERE NEEDS
TO BE A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT THE STRATEGIC
PLANNING AND THE STRUCTURAL INS AND OUTS
AND POLICIES EVEN TO THIS ITEM OR TO THIS
BECOMING A REALITY.
YEAH.
IT WILL DEFINITELY HAVE THE APPROVAL OF ALL BOARD
MEMBERS BEFORE WE PUT ANYTHING ON THERE.
WELL, THOSE ARE DISCUSSIONS.
WE'RE JUST TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, I -- PERSONALLY,
I FEEL LIKE THIS SHOULD HAVE GONE THROUGH A
DIFFERENT PROCESS IN COMING TO THIS POINT,
BECAUSE I PERSONALLY FELT A LITTLE BIT SURPRISED TO
SEE IT APPROACHED THIS WAY.
SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A
STEP BACK AND DISCUSS THE FIRST STEPS FIRST RATHER
THAN THE BACK STEPS.
RIGHT.
WE THOUGHT THAT, JUST DISCUSS IT.
WE WANT TO DISCUSS IT AT A PUBLIC MEETING, SO WE PUT
ON HERE SURFACE THE IDEA SO WE CAN HAVE THAT
DISCUSSION AND WE DO APPRECIATE YOUR
INPUT ON THAT.
WE'RE NOT TRYING TO DO A BACKDOOR
SURPRISE OR ANYTHING.
IT JUST -- WE HAD NO OTHER WAY TO -- YOU KNOW, ONE OR
TWO BOARD MEMBERS, WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT, BUT WE
CAN'T TALK ABOUT WITH EVERYBODY UNTIL WE
ACTUALLY PUT IT ON THE AGENDA AND LET -- AND THEN
DISCUSS IT IN A PUBLIC FORUM WAS THE PROCESS.
I MEAN, THAT WAS OUR THINKING.
THE -- AND NEXT YEAR WE'RE PLANNING OUR BOARD MEETING
SO THAT WE GO THROUGH OUR POLICIES AND THE
LIMITATIONS AND THE LIKE AND WE'RE LOOKING AT THEM
AGAIN AND SO -- AND THESE WILL ALL BE PUBLIC
MEETINGS, SO THIS -- THIS WILL FIT, I THINK.
ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ON THE CREATION
OF A WEB PAGE?
WELL, I THINK IF IDEA OF A PUBLIC MEETING, JUST FOR
CLARITY, IS OUR JOB AS THE BOARD AND THAT'S WHAT WE
WANT TO STATE ON THE WEBSITE.
OUR JOB AS THE BOARD IS TO DO BUSINESS IN PUBLIC WITH
THE PUBLIC NOTICE HAVING TO GO OUT.
ANYTHING WE DISCUSS HAS TO BE -- THE
PUBLIC GETS NOTIFICATION.
WE DO IT ON OUR -- THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR WE POST IT
-- AND WE POST IT, AND IT HAS TO BE AT LEAST WITH 24
HOURS IN ADVANCE.
AND I THINK THAT'S JUST PART OF -- SO WE DO
BUSINESS IN PUBLIC, IT'S NOT ALWAYS -- AND PEOPLE
KIND OF WONDER WHY CAN'T I JUST COME UP HERE, COME TO
THE BOARD MEETING, AND START DISCUSSING YOUR
ITEMS WITH YOU.
WELL, IT'S NOT REALLY SET UP FOR THAT.
IT'S SET UP FOR: WE JUST SIT HERE.
WE DO BUSINESS.
AND WE JUST DO IT IN PUBLIC.
IT'S NOT ALWAYS -- AND WE HAVE ONE PART OF THE
MEETING WHERE WE HAVE PUBLIC INPUT.
THE REST OF THE MEETING IS NOT A
PUBLIC INPUT MEETING.
IT'S A MEETING THAT WE DO IN PUBLIC JUST SO WE'RE
NOT HAVING ANY BACKROOM DISCUSSIONS AND PRIVATE
DECISION MAKING AND PEOPLE ARE NOT KNOWING WHAT'S
GOING ON, AND WE JUST WANT TO PUT THAT UP FRONT AND
SAY THIS IS WHAT WE DO.
THIS IS HOW WE DO BUSINESS AND THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO
PUT ON OUR WEBSITE THAT'S WHO WE ARE.
THAT'S HOW WE DO BUSINESS.
AGAIN, I JUST WANT TO RESTATE IT'S NOT THAT I
HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE ACCEPTING THE IDEA.
I THINK IT IS A GOOD ONE.
I JUST FEEL LIKE THAT WE NEED TO FIRST NEED TO --
BEFORE WE JUST ALL OF A SUDDEN, OKAY, WE'RE GOING
TO DO THIS, THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER DISCUSSION THAT
NEEDS TO OCCUR.
AND WE NEED TO INCLUDE A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE IN,
OKAY, HOW WOULD THIS LOOK.
WHAT WOULD THE PROCESS BE?
WHAT WOULD THE TIMELINES REQUIREMENTS BE?
HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE?
WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME FOR ADJUSTMENTS AND CHANGES?
WHO MAKES THOSE TIME -- THOSE UPDATES AND CHANGES
AND UNDER WHAT AUTHORITY AND PROCESS FOR THAT
AUTHORITY AND EACH OF THOSE CHANGES
FOR BEING APPROVED?
SO THERE'S A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE.
YES.
I THINK THAT'S A LEGITIMATE POINT.
THERE ARE SOME STANDARDS FOR A WEB PAGE THAT NEED
TO BE ESTABLISHED.
AND SO WE NEED TO DECIDE WHO IT IS WE -- IT NEEDS
TO BE DECIDED.
WHO DO WE INCLUDE IN HELPING US
TO DESIGN AND CREATE?
I WOULD SUGGEST IT WAS PROBABLY THERESA, AND IT
HELPS US TO CREATE THAT OUTLINE AND DESIGN AS
TO HOW THAT -- HOW THIS WILL LOOK.
I APPRECIATE THOSE COMMENTS.
AND WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT, OH, THIS LOOKS LIKE A
NEAT -- WE HAVE TO ARTICULATE WHAT IS POLICY
GOVERNANCE AND HOW DO WE PUT IT UP FRONT
FOR PUBLIC VIEW.
WELL, AS A BOARD MEMBER, I CAN'T CALL STAFF UP AND
SAY, DO THIS SO, YOU KNOW.
SO HOW WE GO ABOUT DOING IT IS PUTTING IT ON AGENDA
AND DISCUSSING AS THE BOARD COMES TO CONCESSIONS
AND THEN LET THE CHANCELLOR DECIDE HOW HE'S
GOING TO ASSIGN IT AND HOW HE'S GOING TO DO THAT.
AND SO THAT'S -- THAT'S WHAT THE
DISCUSSION IS TONIGHT.
AND I THINK WE'RE ON THE SAME WAVELENGTH AS YOUR
CONCERNS, MS. PEARSON.
OKAY.
ANY OTHER DISCUSSION?
OUR NEXT MEETING IS NOVEMBER 28TH.
LET'S SEE, THAT'S IN ABOUT 14 HOURS.
AND IT -- BUT IT'S AN INTERESTING MEETING AND I
ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME.
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CAPITAL PLANNING.
WE ARE LOOKING AT A POSSIBLE BOND ISSUE IN
THREE OR FOUR YEARS AND IN THESE MEETINGS WE'RE
TALKING ABOUT EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND PROGRAMS.
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY.
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITY SUPPORT, AND
WE'RE TRYING TO IDENTIFY SPECIFICS THAT WOULD GO
INTO A BOND BEFORE WE TAKE A VOTE ON IT.
SO I ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO BE AT THAT MEETING
TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT 2:30; IS THAT RIGHT?
HERE?
2:30, YES.
LET'S SEE, TINA, IS IT IN THIS ROOM?
IN THIS ROOM, YES.
AND THEN AFTER THAT OUR NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING
IS DECEMBER 11TH.
THAT IS NOT A WORK SESSION.
IT'S A REGULAR BOARD MEETING, BECAUSE WE WON'T
MEET ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY IN DECEMBER.
THE MEETING IS NOW ADJOURNED.