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ADOPTED GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF
ADOPTED
GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA
The regular meeting of the Glendale Community College District Board of Trustees was called to
order by Dr. Hacopian at 5:03 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2007 in Kreider Hall of the San
Rafael Building.
Trustees Present:
Mrs. Anita Quinonez Gabrielian
Dr. Armine G. Hacopian
Mr. Victor I. King
Dr. Vahé Peroomian
Mr. Tony Tartaglia
Mr. Hrach Orujyan, ST
Administrators Present:
Dr. Audre Levy
Ms. Cynthia Dorroh
Dr. Ron Harlan
Dr. Karen Holden-Ferkich
Dr. Edward Karpp
Mr. Ron Nakasone
Dr. Vicki Nicholson
Dr. Jewel Price
Mr. Alfred Ramirez
Mr. Dave Roswell
Mr. Larry Serot
Mr. Scot Spicer
Ms. Jan Swinton
Mr. Bill Taylor
Mr. Steve Wagg
Dr. Linda Winters
Bargaining Unit Reps:
Mr. Gordon Alexandre
Ms. Saodat Aziskhanova
Dr. John Queen
The media was represented by the Glendale News Press. An audio tape of this meeting will be
on file in the Superintendent/President’s Office, at the Glendale Central Library, and on the
College’s website at http://www.glendale.edu/boardoftrustees.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ms. Lilit Simonyan, Senator of
ASGCC Finance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
1. Regular Board Meeting Minutes of November 19, 2007
It was moved (Dr. Peroomian) and seconded (Mrs. Gabrielian) that the minutes of November
19, 2007 be approved as amended.
Dr. Peroomian asked for a spelling correction of “COBOL” on page 227.
The motion passed unanimously.
COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE – BOARD AGENDA ITEMS ONLY
There were no comments.
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
Preceding the Board Meeting, there was a reception at 4:30 p.m. in Kreider Hall Lobby to
honor the members of the Women’s Cross Country Team and the December 2007 GCC
Retirees.
1. Recognition of Women’s Cross Country Team
Coach Eddie Lopez introduced the 2007 Women’s Cross Country undefeated State
Champion team and Assistant Coaches Brian Ramos and David Rodriguez. Dr. Levy
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SPECIAL PRESENTATION NO. 1 - Recognition of Women’s Cross Country Team - continued
and the Members of the Board congratulated the team. Pictures were taken of the Board
and the team. The 2007 Undefeated State Champion Women’s Cross Country Team
Members are as follows:
Amanda Barreto
Tove Berg
Julisa Camacho
Brigette Fernandez
Zitlalic Ley
Anjelica Mucci
Desiree Ruiz
Justina Sadauskaite
Reyna Samaniego
Brenda Santana
Sandy Sosa
Vivien Wadeck
2. Recognition of December 2007 Retirees
Four GCC employees, retiring in December 2007, were congratulated and introduced by Dr.
Lindsay.
Ms. Diane Young, Associate Professor of Computer Applications and Business Office
Technologies. Division Chair, Ms. Linda Serra, added her congratulatory comments.
Ms. Robyn Fea, Division Administrative Assistant, Biology and Physical Sciences.
Division Chairs, Ms. Kindra Girard and Dr. Poorna Pal, added their congratulatory
comments.
Ms. Stevie Goffredo, Division Administrative Assistant, Health & Physical Education
Division Chair, Coach John Cicuto, added his congratulatory comments.
Ms. Deborah Fay (who was not present) Child Development Assistant Technician.
Division Chair, Mr. Scot Rubke, added his congratulatory comments.
3. “Accreditation – Spring 2010 Site Visit” - Dr. Dawn Lindsay, Vice President, Instructional
Services; Mr. Roger Bowerman, Accreditation Chair; and Ms. Jill Lewis, Program
Manager, Glendale Community College
Dr. Lindsay began the PowerPoint presentation and covered the following topics:
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Purpose of Accreditation
ACCJC (Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges)
Expectations
Evidence - Student Learning Outcomes and Data to Support Writing
Overview of Standards 1 through 4
Themes
Proposed Mission Statement
ŠDr. Lindsay stated that the Mission Statement may be revised as needed.
Ms. Lewis continued the presentation with a report on the following:
• Accreditation Checklist and Workshops
• All-GCC constituency participation
• How does GCC measure up?
ŠInstitutional Planning
ŠStudent Learning Outcomes
ŠAssessment and Evaluation
ŠTechnology
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SPECIAL PRESENTATION NO. 3 - “Accreditation – Spring 2010 Site Visit” - continued
Dr. Lindsay introduced Mr. Bowerman, who then reviewed the 2010 timeline.
At the conclusion of the presentation, the Board had the opportunity to ask questions and
make comments, the highlights of which follow:
Dr. Hacopian
• Dr. Hacopian asked when the Board would have the opportunity to have input in the
Mission Statement. She then asked how the Mission Statement evolved.
Dr. Lindsay called upon Dr. Peggy Renner to respond. Dr. Renner made the
following comments:
She outlined the efforts of Team A and Team B (the larger committee of the
two).
o Both committees are represented by the various constituencies on campus.
o Team B brainstormed and drafted the Mission Statement, which then went to
Team A for input. Two of the three standing committees have reviewed it.
o The draft is now coming to the Board.
o In the past, there has been no defined way in which to include the Board in
the process.
o In order to complete the planning process for Strategic Plan, the Mission
Statement must be in place.
o New faculty with no attachments to the former Mission Statement will be
asked for their input in Fall ’08, at which time the Mission Statement draft will
be reviewed.
Dr. Hacopian stated that the Board needed the opportunity to give their input on the
Mission Statement and wants to agendize this for their February 8 Board Retreat. The
Board will communicate their comments after the retreat.
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Dr. Hacopian thanked Dr. Renner for her comments. She then thanked Dr. Lindsay for
her leadership.
Dr. Levy
Dr. Levy thanked all for their contributions and acknowledged Ms. Lewis for her work and
for putting the checklist online. Dr. Levy thanked Mr. Bowerman for his role in the
Accreditation effort.
Mr. Tartaglia
Mr. Tartaglia read the last line of the Mission Statement and remarked on its eloquence.
Dr. Renner replied that the sentence was the perfect example of the group’s endeavor of
wordsmithing.
Mrs. Gabrielian
Mrs. Gabrielian thanked Dr. Lindsay, Mr. Bowerman, Ms. Lewis and members of the
Accreditation team.
o She remarked that she is excited to be on the Accreditation Task Force and
that it will be a learning experience.
o She noted that it is appropriate that the process stay as it has in the past faculty driven.
o She will keep her colleagues informed as the task force evolves.
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BOARD TASK FORCE REPORTS
1. Garfield Expansion (Dr. Peroomian, Mr. Tartaglia, Board Liaisons)
Dr. Peroomian reported the following:
o The task force met on November 27.
o Formal minutes are being taken at these meetings. Once adopted, the
minutes will be shared with the Board.
o The Garfield Campus has come back with some of their requirements, i.e.
classroom size and equipment.
o One issue is to come up with a building design that satisfies both the Garfield
requirements and the budget requirements.
o Mr. Bill Taylor is working on the RFQ (Request for Qualifications) from
contractors.
o The anticipated advertising date for the RFQ for contractor/architect teams is
February 6, 2008.
o The tentative date for the contract award for construction is July/August
2008.
o The task force is also pursuing the closure of Garfield Avenue.
o The next meeting will be held at the end of January.
o The request for qualifications will be submitted to the Board at the January
Meeting.
Dr. Queen asked if this is a Board subcommittee. Mr. Tartaglia replied in the
negative. Dr. Peroomian said that they are reporting to the Board their
perception of the meeting. Dr. Hacopian added that the Board Members’ role
is non-voting and that Board liaisons are a common practice throughout the
community college system.
2. Traffic and Safety Issues (Dr. Hacopian, Mr. Tartaglia, Board Liaisons)
Dr. Hacopian reported that a meeting is being organized during the first two weeks of
January. She added that Ms. Patricia Skerry has been assigned to provide
administrative assistance. Dr. Hacopian noted that the composition of the task force
includes representatives of the Homeowners Coordinating Council, who are, in turn,
representing all of the Glendale homeowners associations.
3. Accreditation (Mrs. Gabrielian, Mr. King, Board Liaisons)
Mr. King remarked that his brief report had been covered by Dr. Lindsay’s presentation.
He commented that:
o The task force intends to work closely with the College.
o The Board liaisons will meet with Dr. Lindsay and Mr. Bowerman.
o There has been significant progress on checklists and on how to proceed
with the Accreditation process.
o He said that Mrs. Gabrielian’s and his role is to focus on Standard IV, dealing
with leadership, the Governing Board, and the Superintendent/President’s
responsibilities.
o He and Mrs. Gabrielian will also look at the other Standards.
INFORMATIONAL REPORT
1.
Measure G Funds Balances and Schedule Update
The report was duly noted.
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UNFINISHED BUSINESS REPORTS
1.
Proposed and Revised/Replacement Board Policies – (Fourth Reading)
It was moved (Dr. Peroomian) and seconded (Mr. Tartaglia) that Unfinished
Business Report No. 1 be approved.
Board Policy 8330: Quorum and Voting
(Revision/Replacement of Board Policies 9345 and 9346)
Quorum:
At the request of Dr. Hacopian, Mr. Warren Kinsler, the College’s legal counsel,
addressed the issue of quorum. Mr. Kinsler’s remarks:
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This is a situation where there is not much discretion.
Quorum is not governed by Roberts Rules, but rather by Legislative/Ed Code
72000.
Mr. King stated that the language is mandated by the law.
Abstentions:
Dr. Peroomian asked how abstentions are handled.
Mr. Kinsler replied that in general, in California, if there is a tie, the abstention is
counted in the affirmative.
Mr. Tartaglia read from Board Policy 8330 and asked for clarification on actions
requiring a unanimous vote of all members of the Board.
Mr. Kinsler replied that he would send an opinion that will address a series of
different consequences based on the nature of the absence of the fifth vote
Board Policy 8340: Agendas
(Revision/Replacement of Board Policies 8242 and 9347)
The motion passed unanimously.
FIRST READING REPORTS
1.
Board Policy 5700: Extended Opportunity Program and Services (First Reading)
(Proposed)
The report was duly noted.
2.
Board Policy 3553: Student Accident Insurance Policy (First Reading)
(Revised)
The report was duly noted.
3.
Board Policy 5119.1: Special Class Course Repeatability for Students with
Disabilities (First Reading)
(Revised)
The report was duly noted.
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CONSENT CALENDAR
1.
Warrants - District Funds, November 1 through November 30, 2007
2.
Purchase Order Listing, November 1 through November 30, 2007
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Contract Listing, November 1 through November 30, 2007
4.
Budget Revisions and Appropriation Transfers General Fund Unrestricted (01)
November 1 through November 30, 2007
5.
Budget Revisions and Appropriation Transfers General Fund Restricted (03)
November 1 through November 30, 2007
6.
Budget Revisions and Appropriation Transfers Professional Development Center
Fund (59) November 1 through November 30, 2007
7.
Budget Revisions and Appropriation Transfers GO Bond Proceeds (3rd Issue)
Fund (73) November 1 through November 30, 2007
8.
Proposed New Courses of Study
9.
Proposed New Certificates
10.
Ratification of and Approval to Incur and Pay Expenses Associated with the
Relocation Plan for the Garfield Campus Expansion Project
11.
Approval of Agreement for Consultant Services for Educational Facilities
Planning
12.
Approval of Clinical Facilities Agreements for the Nursing Program
13.
Change Order No. 13 – Parking Structure/Elevator Tower and Bridge
14.
Acceptance of Contract as Complete – Parking Structure and Elevator Tower and
Bridge Project
15.
Declaration of Surplus – Pianos
16.
Academic Personnel Report No. 6
17.
Classified Personnel Report No. 6
It was moved (Dr. Peroomian) and seconded (Mr. Tartaglia) that Consent
Calendar Items No. 1 through 17 be approved. The motion passed unanimously.
NEW BUSINESS REPORTS/ACTION
1. Revised Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule
It was moved (Dr. Peroomian) and seconded (Mrs. Gabrielian) that New
Business Report No. 1 be approved. The motion passed unanimously.
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NEW BUSINESS REPORTS/ACTION - continued
2. CCCT Board of Directors Election – 2008
New Business Report No. 2 was not offered for passage. Motion failed.
3. Student Expulsion
It was moved (Dr. Peroomian) and seconded (Mr. King) that New
Business Report No. 3 be approved. The motion passed unanimously.
COMMUNICATIONS
1. SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT
Dr. Audre Levy
• Distributed Superintendent/President’s newsletter containing highlights of the
college’s 2007 accomplishments to the Members of the Board.
• Enjoyed observing the final common Math exam grading process and thanked
Division Chair Peter Stathis and the Math instructors.
• Has held individual meetings with division chairs and deans this month.
• Meetings/events attended:
ŠCommunity Police Partnership Advisory Committee
ŠGarfield Task Force Meeting
ŠCongressman Schiff’s holiday event
ŠHad lunch with Glendale News Press reporter, Ms. Angela Hokanson
ŠHad lunch with Ms. Carol Liu
• Thanked Tzoler Oukayan and the students for their participation in the Montrose
Christmas parade.
• Thanked the Associated Students for providing snow for the CDC children to play in
during activity hour the first week of December.
2. VICE PRESIDENTS
Vice President, Instructional Services, Dr. Dawn Lindsay
• Credits enrollment increase to division chairs and deans.
• Acknowledged the enrollment management team.
• Acknowledged Core 5: Ms. Jill Lewis, Dr. Edward Karpp, Ms. Carol
Paxton, Dr. Peggy Renner, Ms. Alice Mecom and Mr. Roger Bowerman
• GCC will participate in a shadow program with Glendale’s sister city in Ghapan,
Armenia. Will be sending books and computers.
• A Chinese Delegation will visit the GCC campus on January 23.
• Acknowledged Ms. Cynthia Dorroh for GCC’s nursing presentation at the December
6 SanFACC meeting held at Rio Hondo College.
• A weekend college is in the planning for Fall. Planning is being led by Mr. Scot
Spicer.
• Dr. Ron Harlan is working on the afternoon college cohort.
Vice President, Student Services, Dr. Ricardo Perez
(Dr. Perez was not in attendance this evening)
• Winter enrollment is up by 5%, as announced by Dr. Levy.
Executive Vice President, Administrative Services, Mr. Larry Serot
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The Budget Committee has begun reviewing the FCMAT report.
ŠMr. Serot and Mr. Ron Nakasone are preparing staff responses.
ŠThe responses will be presented to the Board at a future date.
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3. TRUSTEES
Student Trustee, Mr. Hrach Orujyan
• The new ASGCC legislators will be introduced in January.
• Thanked Dr. Levy and Dr. Perez for attending the AS meetings this Fall.
• The AS Executive team will recruit utilizing classroom presentations.
• Held the Most Outstanding Club banquet.
• Thanked Mr. Tartaglia for bringing the vandalism issue to the AS.
• The AS is forming a campus beautification committee.
Trustee, Mr. Tony Tartaglia
• Thanked the Senate for the holiday party.
• Was unable to attend the Nursing Pinning due to a family commitment, but extended
his congratulations.
• Congratulated the Women’s Cross Country team.
• Congratulated the Speech and Debate team.
• Mr. Guido Girardi and Mr. Jason Dorff will do sample videotaping at the January
Board Meeting.
• Congratulations to the Foundation and thanked Mrs. Sharon Combs. Noted the
picture of Mr. Bruce Corbin in the Union Bank publication.
• Wished all a Happy Holiday.
Trustee, Mrs. Anita Quinonez Gabrielian
• Thanked the Senate for the holiday party and complimented the Culinary Arts
program on the delicious cuisine.
• Attended the SanFACC meeting at Rio Hondo College and commended Ms. Cynthia
Dorroh for her outstanding job.
• Thanked everyone for all that they do in serving our students well.
• Wished all a Happy Holiday and Happy 2008.
Clerk, Board of Trustees, Dr. Vahé Peroomian
• Congratulated the Cross Country team and the Retirees.
• Attended the Ceramics Sale and noted the wonderful ceramic work.
• Thanked the Senate for the holiday party.
• Attended the Los Angeles Alliance for New Economy (LAANE) City of Justice Awards
dinner, where he was recognized.
• Attended the Adams Square Tree Lighting Ceremony.
• Attended the Glendale Youth Center groundbreaking ceremony.
• Attended the Business Division holiday party.
• Wished all a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year.
• Quoted Ghandi, that “Poverty is the worst form of violence” and asked all to keep this
in mind during this holiday season of giving.
Vice President, Board of Trustees, Mr. Victor King
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Commented that there is not a formal Measure G board liaison committee. He and
Dr. Hacopian are having lunch tomorrow.
Dr. Hacopian said that a board liaison committee would be a good idea and that
it would be preferred if two Board members were liaisons.
Wished all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.
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COMMUNICATIONS – TRUSTEES – Dr.Hacopian
President, Board of Trustees, Dr. Armine Hacopian
• Remarked on Senator Scott’s interview in the Pasadena Star about SanFACC and
the Rio Hondo fire and police training and suggests that the College contact Senator
Scott with an update of GCC’s wonderful programs.
ŠMrs. Gabrielian suggested that we invite the Senator to campus.
• Announced that the GCC Campus Police is holding a toy and food drive
• Will attend the CSEA party on December 19.
• Will attend the Nursing Pinning.
4. ACADEMIC SENATE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD
Dr. John Queen
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Executive Committee passed the Hiring Procedures for Adjunct Faculty.
Also, a disability statement is being added to the course syllabi..
Proposal to create a task force of Academic Senate and Academic Affairs.
Senate reviewed Mission Statement.
Upcoming is the agreement on the Mutual Gains Document.
5. GUILD REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD
Mr. Gordon Alexandre
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Provided a Proposition 92 update.
ŠGCC ranks in the top 5%.
ŠAcknowledged the Board’s contributions.
ŠWas interviewed on Gateways TV.
ŠThe CSEA will hold a raffle at their party with proceeds for the Initiative.
ŠAnnounced that Mrs. Gabrielian and Mr. Tartaglia would speak at the January 15
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rally on campus.
Said that the ad hoc committee on the Campus Safety issue has been meeting and is
rewriting the administrative regulations. Wants to make the Board aware that this
issue is of great concern to the faculty.
With regard to tonight’s Closed Session, which will be addressing health option #4,
said that there is no objection from the CSEA for the Guild to give the Faculty this
option.
Talked about improving communication between the teams and the Board.
Will attend the Pinning Ceremony.
6. CSEA REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD
Ms. Saodat Aziskhanova
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Congratulated Mr. Abe Barakat on 15 years of service to the CSEA. He will
be recognized on December 19 at the CSEA Holiday Meeting.
Dr. Nicholson will present the CSEA’s position at tonight’s Closed Session.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REQUEST - INFORMATION AND/OR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
1.
Dr. Hacopian said that a policy is needed to ensure that all Board members receive
copies of and have access to the same materials.
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COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE ON ANY SUBJECT
1.
Mr. Roger Bowerman, 18601 Hateras, Tarzana, CA
Thanked the Board of Trustees for moving Closed Session to the end of the
meeting when possible.
2.
Ms. Isabelle Saber, 2857 Mary Street, La Crescenta, CA
Addressed improving and discussing communications on all levels and that she
was seconding Mr. Alexandre’s remarks.
Dr. Hacopian announced at 6:54 p.m. that the Board was now adjourning to Closed
Session and that she would return to the dais at the conclusion of the Closed Session
to announce any action taken.
CLOSED SESSION
1. Conference with Labor Negotiator
2. Conference With Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation
3. Public Employee Performance Evaluations for Employee #071205 and Employee
#102457
RECONVENE IN PUBLIC SESSION (10:00 pm.)
REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION ACTION
There were no action items to report out.
ADJOURNMENT
Since all business on the agenda had been considered, the meeting was adjourned at 10:00 p.m.
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Dr. Armine G. Hacopian, President
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Dr. Vahé Peroomian, Clerk
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting, December 17, 2007
Minutes recorded by Sally Holmes, Secretary to the Superintendent/President