CHRISTIE WOOD: Good evening. Welcome to the
North Idaho College Board of Trustees,
April 24, 2019 meeting. I would ask you all to rise
for the Pledge of Allegiance. MULTIPLE: 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. CHRISTIE WOOD: Thank you. And trust Murray,
could I get you to read the mission statement? BRAD MURRAY: Yes, the
mission statement– North Idaho College meets
the diverse educational needs of students, employers, and
the northern Idaho communities it serves through a
commitment to student success, educational excellence,
community engagement, and lifelong learning. CHRISTIE WOOD: Thank you. We have a quorum. Trustee Dunlap could not
be with us this evening. But board, what I would
do is entertain a motion to move tab 2 up on the agenda. We have a lot of
people here waiting for a specific celebration. So I think it’d be
the kind thing to do. Do I have a motion? KEN HOWARD: You know,
I’d like to make a motion to move tab 2 up to the
next item on the agenda. I’m a little hesitant
to do that because I know we’re going to
lose our entire audience for the rest of the meeting. CHRISTIE WOOD: Good point. KEN HOWARD: But nonetheless,
I’ll make that motion. CHRISTIE WOOD: I have a motion. Do I have a second? BRAD MURRAY: I’d second that. CHRISTIE WOOD: All in favor? MULTIPLE: Aye. CHRISTIE WOOD: All right. If we could do tab 2, or
action tenure awards for 2019– Dr. Lita Burns. And Dr. Burns, what I’m
going to ask you to do– as you go through
each candidate, the board will make a motion
individually on each candidate. LITA BURNS: All right. Thank you. Chair Wood, members of the
board, Dr. MacLennan, Mr. Lyons, colleagues,
and guests, it is my pleasure to present
to you this evening the candidates for
consideration of tenure. If I may, I would like
to invite the faculty up to stand with me. So those who are
being considered for tenure, if you would come
stand in front of this sign. So we’ll be here right in front
of the North Idaho College sign. Thank you. Very good. And while they’re
doing that, I do want to thank the college-campus
community for coming and demonstrating your support
for these tenure candidates. For those who are not familiar
with the tenure process– I will briefly describe it. Faculty hired into a
tenure track position are asked to form a
Faculty Evaluation Team, commonly referred
to as an “FET.” The team includes at least one
member a tenured faculty member from their division or
discipline and another faculty member who might
be from any place on the college-campus community. The new assistant professor is
evaluated once each semester by members of their FET,
Faculty Evaluation Team, and by their division chair. Additionally, new
faculty members are evaluated by
students in each section of every course taught during
the three probationary years. The tenure candidate also writes
an annual self-evaluation. At the end of the first
year of instruction, the Faculty Evaluation
Team and the division chairs meet to review
all the evaluations that have been written. The division chair
and the team then meet with the tenure candidate,
discuss his or her progress, and to provide
constructive feedback aimed at improving instruction. This evaluation
and review process continues during each of the
three probationary years. In the fall of the
fourth probationary year, the Faculty
Evaluation Team makes a formal recommendation
for or against conferral of tenure. The division chair also
makes a formal recommendation for or against tenure. The tenure candidate is asked
to prepare a portfolio which contains copies of
every evaluation that has been written in the
three prior years and all the recommendations related
to the tenure process. The portfolio is submitted
to the Tenure Committee for review, and the
Tenure Committee elicits public comment
for tenure candidates from across the
campus community. Members of the Tenure
Committee review the portfolios and make recommendations to the
vice president for instruction for or against tenure. I then have the opportunity to
read the candidate’s portfolio. And this is a rigorous
experience for me, but it is also an extremely
informative experience. I will assure you that I read
every evaluation word by word. I also read every
student comment, from every single course,
from every single section word for word– sometimes up to 4 and 1/2 hours
on a particular portfolio. That can get rather lengthy. But I appreciate the
work that is required to do this and the knowledge
that I gain about the faculty member through this process. It’s a part of my
job, and it’s one of the better parts of my job
because I feel like at the end, I really get to know the
candidates very well. So teaching effectiveness
is obviously the area of emphasis for tenure review. However, the faculty
are also evaluated on educational qualifications,
professional growth, ability to meet contractual
responsibilities, professional ethics, and
continuing performance. In each of these
member’s files, you will find evidence
of how they have personally and professionally
invested in student success. It is my pleasure to
recommend to Dr. MacLennan and to present to you the
following faculty requesting your consideration for
conferral of tenure. I will now address
them individually. Mr. Damien Caires,
math faculty; Caires. I wrote it down. “Kai-Reese” is how you
pronounce it correctly. Sorry. BRAD MURRAY: I would
make motion to approve. KEN HOWARD: Second. CHRISTIE WOOD: Discussion? KEN HOWARD: No. CHRISTIE WOOD: Oh. Yeah. There’s a motion, there’s a
second, there’s a discussion, right? KEN HOWARD: We don’t need it. CHRISTIE WOOD: No. There is no discussion. KEN HOWARD: Not on this. CHRISTIE WOOD: Thank you. I’m sick tonight. But I want this to
be special for you. All right. TODD BANDUCCI: Did I just
hear her ask for discussion? CHRISTIE WOOD: No, I didn’t. I remove that. All right, all in favor. MULTIPLE: Aye. CHRISTIE WOOD: Motion carried. KEN HOWARD: Congratulations. CHRISTIE WOOD: Congratulations. LITA BURNS: Aaron
Cloyd, English faculty. KEN HOWARD: I’d like
to make a motion to approve the tenure
of Aaron Cloyd. BRAD MURRAY: Second. CHRISTIE WOOD: There’s
a motion and a second. All in favor? MULTIPLE: Aye. CHRISTIE WOOD: Motion carries. Congratulations. LITA BURNS: Jen
Erickson, art faculty. BRAD MURRAY: I’d
move to approve. KEN HOWARD: A second. CHRISTIE WOOD: I have
a motion and a second. All in favor? MULTIPLE: Aye. CHRISTIE WOOD: Aye. Oppose? Motion carries. Congratulations, Jen. LITA BURNS: Brittany
Heidenreich. And may I just make a
comment that Brittany was unable to be here
today because she was in clinicals
all day and totally exhausted at the
end of this day, so she was unable to make it. But I just want you to know
she’s not present this evening, but she had a
really good excuse. She was with students all
day long in the hospital. CHRISTIE WOOD:
Sounds good to me. LITA BURNS: Nursing faculty. CHRISTIE WOOD: All right. KEN HOWARD: I would
like to make a motion to approve the tenure
of Brittany Heidenreich. CHRISTIE WOOD: I have a motion. Do I have a second? BRAD MURRAY: I would second. CHRISTIE WOOD: All in favor? MULTIPLE: Aye. CHRISTIE WOOD: Oppose? Motion carries. LITA BURNS: Tasey Keylon,
Computer Application and Office Technology faculty. CHRISTIE WOOD: I
would move to approve. KEN HOWARD: Second. CHRISTIE WOOD: I have
a motion and a second. All in favor? MULTIPLE: Aye. CHRISTIE WOOD: Oppose? Congratulations, Tasey. Motion approved. TODD BANDUCCI: Which
person was that? CHRISTIE WOOD: Tasey. TODD BANDUCCI: Thank you. LITA BURNS: Jeremy Kingma,
engineering faculty. KEN HOWARD: I would
like to make a motion to approve the tenure
of Jeremy Kingma. BRAD MURRAY: I
would second that. CHRISTIE WOOD: I have
a motion and a second. All in favor? MULTIPLE: Aye. CHRISTIE WOOD: Oppose? Motion carries. Congratulations, Jeremy. LITA BURNS: Jamison
Lee, English faculty. BRAD MURRAY: I would make
a motion to approve tenure for Jamison Lee. KEN HOWARD: Second. CHRISTIE WOOD: I have
a motion and a second. All in favor? MULTIPLE: Aye. CHRISTIE WOOD: Oppose? BRAD MURRAY: Nay. CHRISTIE WOOD: Motion carried. Thank you. Congratulations. LITA BURNS: Ashley Lockman,
communication faculty. KEN HOWARD: I would
like to make a motion to improve the tenure
of Ashley Lockman. BRAD MURRAY: I
would second that. CHRISTIE WOOD: I have
a motion and a second. All in favor? MULTIPLE: Aye. CHRISTIE WOOD: Opposed? Motion carries. Congratulations, Ashley. LITA BURNS: David
Thompson, physics faculty. BRAD MURRAY: I would make
a motion to approve tenure for David Thompson. KEN HOWARD: And I
would second motion. CHRISTIE WOOD: I have
a motion and a second. All in favor? MULTIPLE: Aye. CHRISTIE WOOD: Oppose? Motion carries. Congratulations, David. KEN HOWARD: Congratulations
to all of you. CHRISTIE WOOD:
This is wonderful. Let’s give them a big– [APPLAUSE] And Dr. Burns and Dr.
MacLennan, on behalf of the board of
trustees, we would like all of our candidates to
know how special tenure is. We know how hard you’ve worked
to be recognized in this way. And it certainly
is it advantageous to our students and
our entire institution. So we want to
celebrate with you. And I won’t shake your
hands or get near you, but we do have some
refreshments planned. So at this time, we’ll
take a short recess and celebrate tenure. KEN HOWARD: By the way,
she’s just toxic tonight. It’s not that she’s unfriendly. CHRISTIE WOOD: Not like usual. LITA BURNS: And on
behalf of the faculty, we thank you very much
for your consideration of these candidates for tenure. CHRISTIE WOOD: Thank you. Take a recess. [APPLAUSE] [SIDE CONVERSATION] [SIDE CONVERSATION] CHRISTIE WOOD: We’re going
to resume our meeting if you would join us. Thank you. That was a great celebration. Again, congratulations to
all the tenure candidates for all of your hard work. And always great to see that
much of an effort put forth. LITA BURNS: Where
did everybody go? [LAUGHTER] CHRISTIE WOOD: There’s
still celebrating. We need to do a
review of the minutes. Board, have you
have an opportunity to review the minutes? and if
so, if there are any changes– if not, we’ll accept
the minutes as written. All right. We’ll accept the minutes. No one has signed up
for public comment, so our next agenda item is
Celebrating Success by Theta Kappa chapter, Graydon Stanley. GRAYDON STANLEY: Good
evening, Chair Wood, trustees, President MacLennan,
colleagues, friends, and guests here tonight. It is absolutely
my pleasure to be able to introduce
to you tonight’s celebration of success here. Phi Theta Kappa, I
think, most of you know is our international honor
society for community colleges. And we’ve had a chapter
here for probably as long as the institution
has existed. But just recently, they’ve
done some amazing things. And it’s such an honor to be
able to introduce them tonight. Before we introduce the
students who will be presenting most of the program. I want to introduce to you
two advisors some of you recall Heather Erikson, who was
serving as our director of life and leadership. Heather left in December. Heather was also
serving as the advisor to Phi Theta Kappa at the time. So we were searching
high and low and found two
incredible folks here at the college to take
over in that role. And I want to introduce
and recognize them. Audrey Cameron, who’s an
English instructor here– Audrey, and yes, you have
to stand up– thank you– and Marita DeBoard. And we’ll do all the
applause together. [APPLAUSE] Thank you. Marita is a Student
Success Advisor. Works in our Advising
Center here as well. And we went to
them and asked them if they would be willing to
help with Phi Theta Kappa. And they’ve done just
truly an extraordinary job. I don’t know that
either really had experience with Phi Theta Kappa,
and both of them jumped in. And the learning
curve was fast– attending some conferences,
getting online, and learning about those responsibilities. Just recently, I
had an opportunity to travel with Paige, who
you’ll meet here in a second. And we were talking
about the advisors. And the students
themselves would tell you that it has been incredible
the amount of support and the quality of the
support that they’ve received from Audrey and Marita. So thank you both
so much for what you’ve done in supporting our
Phi Theta Kappa organization. I’m certain that the
students will tell you about some of their
accomplishments, but probably not to
the degree that they deserve the recognition. So I’m going to jump ahead
on this just a little bit. A little part of
that is chapters are ranked as a one-star
through five-star. Most recently, we
had been a one-star. We’d been a two-star a couple
different times that way. And we certainly aspired. The president has a strong
background associated. He is, in fact, a Phi
Theta Kappa member as well and has been associated
with Phi Theta Kappa and was a great supporter
of the organization here. We aspired for them to
be a five-star chapter, but it doesn’t
matter what we want for them if they don’t want it. And I would certainly
tell you this year, they’ve gone to great
lengths to achieve and move from a one-star to a
five-star chapter in one year. They were recognized in this
year as a five-star chapter. And they will likely tell you
a little bit more about that. There’s an honors project
that I put in front of you tonight that they’ll
talk a little bit more about that I really
wanted you to have a copy and be able to take that
home and read through it because it’s extraordinary work. And so you really need
to read through that to appreciate its quality. And there’s a college
project that you’re going to hear about as well
that was truly exceptional. The president, and myself,
and Lita, and others had a chance to meet
with the leadership team several times this year. They are truly an
extraordinary group. As many students as we’ve
worked with through the years– and there have been
outstanding ones– I think these probably
rival all the very best. Their president is Paige Zeller. Paige will be up here and will
introduce the other students to you as well. But they have truly been
extraordinary in representing North Idaho College as our
Phi Theta Kappa organization. And I can’t remember the other
part of the chapter name. MULTIPLE: Delta Kappa. GRAYDON STANLEY: Delta
Kappa of Phi Theta Kappa– there you go. Would you please join me in
recognizing and welcoming our students from
Phi Theta Kappa? [APPLAUSE] PAIGE ZELLER: We
just wanted to start by thanking the board for
letting us come and share with you some of our
projects and accomplishments this past year. And we’ll go ahead and begin
with some introductions. As Graydon said, my
name is Paige Zeller I am the current chapter
president for our Delta Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. I’m going to introduce one of
our Vice Presidents of Service. Her name is Carol DeMartini. She could not be
here tonight, but she is one of our great officers,
and she’s an amazing addition to our team. So I’ll turn the time
over to these officers and let them
introduce themselves. CAMERON PECK: My
name’s Cameron Peck, and I’m the Vice President
of Fellowship and Membership. NIKLAS KLEINWORTH: KLEINWORT:
My name is Niklas Kleinwort. I’m the Vice President of
Leadership for Phi Theta Kappa. PAIGE ZELLER: All right,
we’re going to begin and talk to you a little bit about
what Phi Theta Kappa is just so you guys have a little
bit of an idea of more of the nationwide and
worldwide statistics and then some of statistics
from North Idaho College. So I’ll turn the
time over to Cameron, and he’ll let you know about
some of PTK’s happenings, and we’ll go from there. CAMERON PECK: So
with Phi Theta Kappa, their background is they
were founded in 1918. They nearly have
three million members inducted since the founding. They have about 1,285
chapters worldwide. And currently, in NIC, we
have about 434 members. And I just want to talk
about this past year. With rigorous teamwork,
we were able to develop, as Graydon said, from
a one-star status to the prestigious five-star
status of our chapter. And we wanted to talk
more about our projects and how we were able to
attain this five star status. So we’ll talk about the
Honors in Action project first, which I’ll
turn to Niklas. NIKLAS KLEINWORTH: KLEINWORT:
Thank you for having us, board. I just wanted to
say that we are all very excited to be here and
present this project to you. I had the privilege of leading
the Honors in Action project this year. And I had a great
team to work with. For those of you who
aren’t aware of the Honors in Action project, the
Honors in Action project is a staple of the mission
for Phi Theta Kappa. Its role in the organization
is to empower students to utilize research and
action to make an impact against an international
issue as it manifests in the
chapter’s local community. And the point of this is to help
foster leadership, scholarship, and career development
in students participating in this particular activity. So it is very important for
on-campus projects and events. The inspiration behind
our project this year was actually at an international
conference trip attended by Paige Zeller and myself. When we were in the park outside
of the convention center, I noticed a man who
was unconscious. I ran over to assist him. He quickly regained
consciousness, and we had the opportunity
to speak with him and determine what was
wrong and what happened. After speaking with
him, we learned that he was a retired
Navy veteran who struggled with brain
cancer and was homeless. And this bothered our
chapter, especially as we were thinking
about all that we learned at the conference. And we were traveling
back to the college and we were wondering
how we can make an impact against this issue. And this led to a
two-month research campaign investigating the
problems within the VA system and the problems that
veterans face in our community. And we found that there are
three key reasons why veterans have difficulty accessing
services within our system, the first being rural locale,
next being a lack of confidence in the system, and little
knowledge about how the system is supposed to be operating. Some of our most
interesting findings were that veterans can spend
as much as 122 days waiting for a doctor’s appointment
at a VA facility. And 25% of Idaho
veterans live in health-care
professional-shortage areas, making it very difficult for
them to access their benefits. And it is our
chapter’s determination through this project
and through our research that connections with private
services and organizations can provide services
or guide veterans through the process of
obtaining them more efficiently. To do this, we partnered with
the North Idaho Veterans Stand Down, North Idaho College
Veteran’s Services, and Salvation Army
Croc Center to be able to host a
Veteran’s Day luncheon. And at this particular
luncheon, we had representatives
from the Stand Down come and speak with the veterans
and talk to them not only to learn about what
they’re struggling with and the programs that they
may have difficulty accessing, but also, speak to
some of the work that they do for the
Veterans Stand Down. And for those of you who don’t
know about the Stand Down, it is a terrific
organization that offers a lot of opportunity. And they’re actually going
to host an event right here at the college on May 11. And Phi Theta Kappa will
proudly support their program on that day. And at the luncheon,
we also had a table out in front of the event,
where the veterans were able to further access
materials and resources that we can directly connect
them to those resources that they need. In all, we helped
more than 60 veterans at this particular event. And that number is expected
to be even greater when one considers the
social connections that they have in
their own peer groups and how they’re reaching out to
people that they know who can access these services as well. And I just want to say that the
relationships that we formed between the college, and North
Idaho Veterans Stand Down, and the Salvation
Army Croc Center are some of the most invaluable
relationships that we could have formed
through this project. And so though this project
was very successful, our next project
we did and was just as successful on a local
regional and international level. And that will be
our college project. And I’ll turn that
over to Paige. PAIGE ZELLER: Thank you, Las. All right, so our
college project– the college project itself is
a requirement from Phi Theta Kappa, along with the
Honors in Action project. So on this project is
intended to aid the college in any of its needs, as well
as encourage the college’s mission. So this year, we were able to
sit down with Graydon Stanley and discuss some different
potential topics. And we came in with some topics,
and Graydon kindly sat there and listened to our topics. And we had some really good,
good things going for us. But he said, you
know, I’m really passionate about this need,
not only on our campus but in our community as well. And that need is suicide
prevention and awareness. So we decided to
focus on that topic. And from there, we sat
down with Tim Gerlitz and discussed different
ways that we could bring this project to our campus. So we discussed, OK, well,
should we put some posters up, should we hold an
event, just trying to find the best way to
conduct a project that would be the most
beneficial to our students. So Tim introduced us to
the idea of a QPR training. “QPR” stands for “Question,”
“Persuade,” and “Refer.” This training offers
tangible skills that people can take
from the training and use if they’re
ever in a situation where they are trying
to help someone who is contemplating suicide. So as officers, we
were fans of that because we wanted
a tangible skill that students could take
out the door with them and apply in their lives if
they ever needed to help someone who was in need. So after our meeting with Tim,
we sat down with Dr. MacLennan and discussed our
project idea with him, and he was extremely supportive. And he showed his support and
gave us access to resources that we needed to
complete this project. So from there, we teamed
up with SPAN of Idaho. “SPAN” stands for the Suicide
Prevention Outward Action Network for Idaho. And they put us in touch
with the right people. And we met with a volunteer. Her name is Carlana Coogle. She works for Kootenai Health,
but she is a SPAN volunteer. And she volunteered her
time, and was supportive, and wanted to come to NYC and
provide this training for us for no fee. So we’re so
appreciative that she was willing to do
that and that SPAN and was so supportive
of our project goal. So the summit
included statistics about suicide in our community,
as well as free Question, Persuade, and Refer training. So we took some pictures. The event was an
overall success. We had 25 attendees, and some
of them being community members, which is a little
bit surprising to us because we did not specifically
advertise to community members. We later found out that
our project won first place for the Greater Northwest
Region, which is our region for Phi Theta Kappa. And after that, when Las
and I had the opportunity to attend the national
catalyst in Orlando, Florida, found out that it won
Distinguished College Project Award at the
Hallmark Awards Gala. So even though we have
checked off our requirement for our college
project, we’re really passionate about this topic. And we decided to hold a second
suicide-prevention summit training for students. It will be held tomorrow
night, actually, at 5:00 PM in the Meyer
Health Science building. And we have been advertising
to the community for that one as well. So everyone is welcome. We’re really excited
about it, and we’re hoping for a great turnout. Moving on– I know we’re running
a little bit short on time, so I wanted to keep it brief
with some of our other campus activities. So very quickly, the only
fundraising that we do is our Art on the
Green fundraiser. So at Art on the Green, we hand
out water bottles for donation. So that was this past summer. We also, as PTK leaders– we’re trying to make it
more of a regular thing where we serve as student
leaders for the day of service. We did so last semester. And the day of service
is this Saturday, so we’ll be doing that again. We also presented at the
Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Humanities. And that presentation was geared
toward losses, development of our research project, and
the research process itself, and how to
collaborate as a team, and focus your goals to do
this great research project. So we presented there. And as a result of
that presentation, we are currently in the
process of developing a new INTR
research-based course. So that is exciting as well. There, you will see our
Art on the Green booth, as well as some of our
officers at the day of service this past semester. So like I said, the next Art on
the Green will be on Saturday, so we’re planning to
attend that as well. Lastly, we wanted to thank
the board of trustees, again, for the
opportunities it’s just to share our success, and also,
for the continuous support that we received through them
and our college administration. We are happy to answer any
questions that you may have. So thank you, again, for
giving us this opportunity. CHRISTIE WOOD: Thank you. Great presentation. Board, comments? Trustee Murray? BRAD MURRAY: Not so
much a question– just your group’s
to be commended in a couple of situations. You’ve come into an
unfortunate situation. You identified it, of course. But what you did was you made
an opportunity out of it, and you took action. And that’s the difference. A lot of people can see the
problem, but you took action, and then you carried on further. So I thank you so much for
being great representatives. Thank you. CHRISTIE WOOD: Trustee Howard? KEN HOWARD: These
meetings are televised. And I would like the
public to get to know you folks a little bit better. And could somebody
explain how someone gets into Phi Beta Kappa, what
the ground rules are, what the foundational
qualifications are so that the public will
understand better, I think, what it took to get here? NIKLAS KLEINWORTH: Well,
the initial joining of Phi Theta Kappa is actually
governed by the International Ruling Committee. And they’ve determined that
minimum GPA must be 3.5, and it has to be maintained
to get to the honor society. Now that includes
full-time college students, part-time college students, and
dual-enrolled college students. But you do have to complete
at least 12 credits to get into the honor society. Many students will actually
get to the honor society after their first semester
at North Idaho College, which is a great opportunity
because the honor society will be able to, at that
point, provide resources, such as scholarships,
career-development resources– like our Five Star
Competitive Edge program, which is an online
career-development program– as well as get them engaged
with the on-campus activities and the projects that
we’re working on. And as long as students
maintain a 3.25 GPA for the remainder of their time
here at North Idaho College, they will graduate with honors. And they will continue
to see benefits as they transfer from
North Idaho College. There are
major-transfer programs within the honor society. And this year, in
particular, when we attended the
international conference, they really were emphasizing,
encouraging student transfer and encouraging them to be able
to move on to that next step. And even beyond
North Idaho College, they’ll see benefits
through scholarships and career development
continue as they’re progressing through their
undergraduate and graduate degrees. KEN HOWARD: Thank you. Christie. CHRISTIE WOOD: Trustee Banducci? TODD BANDUCCI: I have a
question and a comment. I’d like to start with
the question first. Is there a cost
to being in this? Do you bear it? Do we bear it? Do we share it with you? Do we cover it for you? I’m just curious. NIKLAS KLEINWORTH: So there is
a cost associated with joining. It is a one-time lifetime
membership fee of $70. Now, if a student cannot
afford the one-time lifetime-membership fee,
there is a scholarship called the “Golden Opportunity
Scholarship.” And our advisors
nominate students who apply for such scholarship
to the honor society, and they will give membership
for free for those students. Does that answer your question? TODD BANDUCCI: Yes, sir. Yeah, that’s good. So we send it from here to the
international organization, and they have the– OK. NIKLAS KLEINWORTH: Yes, sir. TODD BANDUCCI: The
second is a comment. I’m going to brag on
Paige for just a second. She was one of our
two representatives that we were with in Boise
that was acknowledged for her academic excellence
and voted with the lieutenant governor. And Graydon was
down there with me. We had one of the
counselor– are we supposed to call her “counselor”? Anyway– what’s that? KEN HOWARD: Advisor. TODD BANDUCCI: Advisor–
excuse me– advisor. Anyway, I just want
to point that out because the two young ladies
that were our representatives just exemplified NIC very well,
and represented themselves well in the college. So it was a real
treat to be there. So I just wanted to acknowledge
that and point out Paige. So– [CLAPPING] for Paige. [APPLAUSE] CHRISTIE WOOD: Graydon,
you had a comment? GRAYDON STANLEY:
If I may, please. Chair Wood, and trustees,
and President MacLennan, it’s all USA academic team. We get to choose two of those. And so Paige went along with
another one of our students who was selected to that award. And are you going to announce
about the other part? Great. I would like to defer to the
president for the other things about Paige Zeller as well. CHRISTIE WOOD: Perfect. President MacLennan. GRAYDON STANLEY: Is it hard
to be so impressive, Paige? RICK MACLENNAN: I have
some comments on my report that I’ll make at that time. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. Well, I would just– KEN HOWARD: Oh, no, go ahead. CHRISTIE WOOD: No. Please. Age before beauty. KEN HOWARD: What? [LAUGHTER] Actually, I had a
question about– somebody you mentioned that
were 434 members at NIC. And is that
presently, or is that over a period of time
but presently enrolled– there’s 434 members? PAIGE ZELLER: Yeah, so there’s
a three-semester grace period. Oftentimes, we see
with community colleges that someone will enroll,
and they might not graduate, but maybe take a break. So there’s a three-semester
grace period. So some of them are active
right now, and then some of them are three semesters out. So yes, it’s basically current
with that three-semester grace period. Yeah. KEN HOWARD: The
reason I asked is that’s a pretty
significant number. And I suspect in order to become
a Phi Beta Kappa, you really get pretty motivated people. So do get pretty good percent
participation in these projects that you’ve described for us? PAIGE ZELLER: Yes, so that’s
been one of our struggles this year. We came in with the goal to
get to a five-star chapter, and that takes a lot of work. And we found it to be extremely
difficult reaching out to our members for volunteers. We find that’s when an honor
society offers scholarships and all of these
benefits, that is what motivates people to join. Once they get that
membership, it’s extremely hard to motivate
them to be involved. So it has been one of our
goals for this next year and for our future
officer team is to really strive
for that involvement and to get our members
excited about our projects and motivated to volunteer. We have tried some
different tactics. We’re trying emails,
we’re trying announcements through CardinalSync. We bounced around the idea
of doing text messages. We’re doing posters. So member and student
engagement is one of our goals that we’re working on right now. We did struggle with that
this past year though. KEN HOWARD: But that’s what
leadership is all about, right? Thank you. Thank you. CHRISTIE WOOD: Certainly. Dr. MacLennan. TODD BANDUCCI: I wish
we would have held off the tenure until after this. RICK MACLENNAN: So this
group’s been amazing. I’ve been associated with Phi
Theta Kappa for 30 years or so. And I’ve seen some really
good groups come along. The leadership of
this group is the best I’ve ever seen– to go from
a one-star to a five-star– the research projects, the
action project, and all that. And I did I did talk to you
at the beginning of the year that it’s usually just a
small group of people that, in my experience, have
made all of the difference for an organization like this. I appreciate so much that
you’ve taken that to heart, and you actually saw it
through for the whole year. And you’re not done yet. And that’s amazing. So you know, we always
talk about succession here at the college. And how do we– how do we take that
to the next group? And how do you feel
about next year’s group of leaders coming in? And how are you working to
transition the good work that you’ve done forward? That may be part
of the challenge that you’re facing right now. PAIGE ZELLER: Yeah. So with the timeline,
we’re really trying to jump on
that right now. Over the course
of this semester, because we came
in as new officers and were at a one-star rating. We didn’t really know much of
how to do anything within PTK. We didn’t really know what
the correct steps were to take or what race resources
we needed to reach out to in order to be successful. And so one of the
things that we really wanted to implement this year
for our incoming officers is a current binder
of all the steps that we took for all of our
projects and all the resources that we use– the fundraising, just
kind of how-you-do. And so we are working
on that right now. Our due date for that
is actually on the 1st. So we have divided up all these
different sections about just from general maintenance
of the chapter, all the way to our projects and
following through with them. So we are working on
a binder for them. We are also reaching out through
our advising team to members who have recently joined
that might know our advisors or know faculty members. And we’re reaching
out to them personally to see if they’d be interested
in officer positions. And we have a couple of
people interested right now. So we’ve had some attendees in
our recent chapter meetings, and so we’re getting there. RICK MACLENNAN: Thank you. PAIGE ZELLER: Yeah. CHRISTIE WOOD: Well, your
parents must be so proud, really, truly, You
know, I’m a veteran. Many of us are, so the
project that you picked and the action that Trustee
Murray spoke about– the action you took is just incredible. And I love it that you’re
doing a Stand Down here. I always wondered if
we would do a Stand. Maybe we have done
one on campus before. RICK MACLENNAN: This
will be the first year. CHRISTIE WOOD: Be the first one? It seems like the
perfect location for it. So congratulations
to you for that. That’s May 11. What time does it start? NIKLAS KLEINWORTH: I believe
we would be there at 8:00 in the morning to do set up. And I believe the event would
also start at the same time. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK, great. Thank you very much for
a great presentation. Did you have more? KEN HOWARD: One day. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK, thank you. KEN HOWARD: Thank you. [APPLAUSE] CHRISTIE WOOD: That takes us
to our constituent reports– ASNIC Peter Soderberg. Peter, is this your last report? PETER SODERBERG: This
is my last report. So Madam Chair, trustees, Dr.
MacLennan, and guests, always an honor speaking. As you said, this
is my last report. So I’ll treasure it as
I go on about what ASNIC has been up to this month. We started off this semester– I mean, this last month– with
really promoting elections for the upcoming officers. And I want to introduce our next
ASNIC President, Paul MacLeod. He’ll be serving as the next
ASNIC president for next year. So we also were able to get
a vice president and seven other senators to be a part of. So we have one
position unfilled, which we’ll be
filling next semester at the beginning of fall 20– CHRISTIE WOOD:
Congratulations, Paul. You have big shoes to fill. PETER SODERBERG: 2019, yes. And then– I said 2020. I meant 2019. So we also celebrated
Earth Day here on campus. Two senators really took that
on and made a big banner, and then went downstairs
and had Hydro Flask, which are reusable water bottles,
and had students write down on this big poster board
about how they will be more eco-friendly this month. And then we hung
that up in the sub. So it was a cool way to connect
with the a lot of students. We got a lot of
participation in that, so that was really awesome. We also participated in
the GAAD event, which Josh Grant, a senator, took on. And he did a fantastic
job of representing NIC. The GAAD event was a huge
success raising awareness about accessibility
with technology and just accessibility around campus. So it was a really awesome
event that took part. And ASNIC was happy
to be a part of it. And then the last thing was
ASNIC was disappointed that the college senate voted on to
not have a tobacco-free campus here– to not have that policy passed. That was something that
ASNIC was really pushing for, and we supported it. So that was a disappointment. But we’ll continue
on the next semester. Hopefully, next student
leaders will also see that as a valuable,
important issue and take that to the next level. But that sums up my last report. It was a quick one. CHRISTIE WOOD: Well, Peter, I’m
sure the board has questions. But you need to tell us
where you go from here. PETER SODERBERG: I am
going to Boise State. So I’ll be going down
to Boise actually here pretty soon and then
starting the fall at Boise State in the COBE program. It’s a business program. CHRISTIE WOOD: That’s fantastic. We’re so proud of you. Board, any questions for Peter? KEN HOWARD: No,
but congratulations not on your selection of
schools, but on your career. I know you’re getting
into business. Is that right? PETER SODERBERG: Yeah,
business finance. KEN HOWARD: Good for you. You’ll be a success. PETER SODERBERG: Thank you. I appreciate that. CHRISTIE WOOD: Absolutely. Thank you, Peter. Great report. KEN HOWARD: Thank you very much. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK, staff
assembly, Cathy Sparks. CATHY SPARKS: Good
evening, trustees and president MacLennan. So at our last
staff-assembly meeting, mostly what we discussed
was policies and procedures. We reviewed the
Professional Development Policy and procedure and the
Copyright Policy and procedure. We also, over the last
month, had nominations for staff-appreciation awards. And so those will be given at
the commencement breakfast. And we also have had nominations
for a new vice chair, and secretary, and
some new senators. And we’ll be voting on
that in the next week. And that’s it. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK, great. Board, any questions for Cathy? KEN HOWARD: No. CHRISTIE WOOD:
Thank you very much. CATHY SPARKS: Thank you. KEN HOWARD: Thank you. CHRISTIE WOOD: Back to
the assembly, Joe Jacoby. JOE JACOBY: Wood, trustees,
President MacLennan, colleagues, guests, thanks
for this opportunity to share what we’ve been doing. I wanted to thank you again
for the conferral of tenure. We are really excited. Every year, we are
fortunate to get a great crop of
dedicated educators, and this year is no different. So thank you for your
recognition of that. And what a great thing to get
to see outstanding students as well. It’s just a reminder
that colleges don’t just graduate workers. They graduate citizens who add
something to the community. And those students are an
outstanding example of that. We, at faculty
assembly, did a lot of discussing about policy
and procedures as well. We had discussed the
tobacco-free policy and the intellectual property
policy and procedure. And Diana Rens brought the idea
of combining staff and faculty professional-development
policies, so we discussed that. And we took nominations for new
Executive Committee officers. So next meeting, I’m going to
be bringing Chris Pelchat along to introduce. It looks like he’s going
to be the faculty chair. And Bryan Hannaford will
continue to be Vice Chair. And then we’ll have a new
secretary and senators. Did you have any
questions for us? CHRISTIE WOOD: Joe, how
many times in your career here at NIC have you been
Faculty Assembly Chair? JOE JACOBY: Actually,
this is the only time I’ve been vice chair. And then I was senate chair. CHRISTIE WOOD: But
for some reason, I think of you always
giving a report, and now you’re not
going to anymore. JOE JACOBY: They just don’t
lock the doors, and I sneak in. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK, that works. It’s been great. You’ve been great in the role. JOE JACOBY: Does
that mean it just feels like it’s been longer
and really kind of drudgery? It’s, oh, my god,
I can’t believe– [LAUGHS] CHRISTIE WOOD: Of course not. Board, any questions for Joe? KEN HOWARD: Thank you, Joe. JOE JACOBY: Thank you very much. I’ll see you next month. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. And our senate, Jessica Adams. JESSICA ADAMS: Chair Wood,
trustees, colleagues, friends, and guests, this is my
last meeting with you guys before I return to my original
seat right next to Jeff back there where you guys
saw me for years before. So senate last met just last
Thursday– not very long ago. As Peter stated, we did review– we had a second reading
of the tobacco policy. We didn’t end up approving
it, and we have sent it back to committee. There were concerns
from staff and a lot of concerns that came
from faculty in regarding prohibiting students
from smoking on campus and not outlining where
students would be able to smoke and the areas that they would
be allowed to smoke that could create smoking in our community
and by the neighborhoods, where a lot of our community. And so there was
concerns with that. There was also the concerns
on how we enforce that. And so based on
those concerns, we did not approve it
for a second reading, and we sent it back to a
committee for them to review. And I also recommended that
they add staff and faculty on that committee so that they
can work on some revisions and bring it back next year
for the senate approval. We also had a second
reading of policy and procedure 2.0104,
which is proposed revisions to the policy on the initiation
revision and review of policy and procedure. This is the policy– I’m really going to like
this policy because this is the policy that there is an
ad-hoc committee from senate that was formed to add
that review schedule. But we also did a
lot of revisions, which hopefully, it’ll be
before you guys next month. We did a lot of revisions
on the policy and procedure to outline how the campus
is involved in that review and revision of
policy and procedure, not just how senate, the
president, and the board of trustees because really,
it’s a campus-wide effort when it goes to revising
policies and procedure, and then they’re proposed
for approval to senate, the president, and the board. So that was really worked
on– that clarification. So that was approved for a
second reading, both the policy and the procedure. We also approved our Standing
Committee charge related to the Review Committee. That would be working on like
navigating through the review schedule. And so we passed
that with one caveat. It’s that in FY20, with all
of the policies and procedures that need to be revised
for accreditation, there’s roughly 20 of them. So senate wanted to make sure
that this review schedule, instead of adding an additional
13 policies and procedures to review to the 20, that this
Review Committee would first be teaming up with Accreditation
Executive Committee, working with them to help
the process of getting those 20 through in time
through the whole process for the accreditation visit
next April, and then in FY21, that review schedule would
start year one on that review schedule based on
the procedure 2.0104. We also had– it
was a busy meeting– a first reading for the
policies and procedures on the copyright and the
intellectual property. So those will be reviewed for
second readings next month. Next month, we’re very excited. First item in the business
are officer elections. So we will be electing our
new officers, which is unique. Staff assembly and
faculty assembly– they elect, through their
assemblies, their officers, and then also, senators. Their senators come together. And as college, then, we elect,
within ourselves, our officers. So we’ll be doing those
elections at our meeting. And it’s the first
item of business. And once there’s
a new chair, I get to pass it off the new chair. I did let him know
that if he’s not going to be able to make
it to the board meeting next month, that I will be here. So I can stand in, but not
to use that as a crutch. And that is my report. Do you guys have any
questions for me? Well, Board, any
questions of Jessica? KEN HOWARD: No. CHRISTIE WOOD: It’s been a
pleasure working with you, and I’m happy we’ll
still see the audience. JESSICA ADAMS: And if you have
any questions about the policy and procedure 2.0104 next
month, I’ll be right back there. CHRISTIE WOOD: Perfect. Thank you. We’re going to do the
President’s Report. I’m going to excuse
myself for just a second. If you’re done
before I get back, Trustee Howard will happily
go down the agenda for me. So President’s Report. RICK MACLENNAN: Great. Well, thank you. I just want to add
my appreciation for the constituent group
members and the service that you provided the
college this year. It’s been a pleasure
working with all of you. I know that the new group will– in our meeting today,
I got the sense that maybe the expectations
aren’t always as clearly defined as you
might like them to be as you go into these positions. And through the course
of your experience this year, you’ve certainly
come to see how that all works. But you’ve done a
terrific, terrific job. And I wish you best. Peter, you’ve done
just a wonderful job. You’ve been a great
representative for the students this year. And I think you’ve
set the bar again even just a little bit higher
for the new group coming in. Paul, congratulations
on your election. I think there’s a good
framework to step into. You’ve been a part of
that this year already, and I know you’re going to do
great, great things as well. So I look forward to that. And Peter, all the
best to you as you move on to that next
chapter in your life. You chased our group
out of here, Graydon. GRAYDON STANLEY: I
didn’t intend to, but there was food
in front of them. RICK MACLENNAN: OK. Well, I just wanted to– with things I want to report– Well, let me back
up a little bit. There’s a national organization
called “Campus Compact.” And the Campus Compact– and
I’ll tell you what they are about– breaks up into regional
and/or state organizations. Idaho does not have
representation in the Campus Compact organization. Let me just say
Washington campus– the Campus Compact– we’ve
affiliated with the Washington chapter of campus compact. And let me read you what
their mission statement is. “Washington Campus
Compact hosted at Western Washington
University is a coalition of higher education
institutions committed to advancing the public purpose
of colleges and universities, educating students for civic
and social responsibility, and working in partnership to
cultivate vital and sustainable communities.” And I reached out to the
director of Washington Campus Compact, having been a member
of that organization before, and most recently came from a
original model, the Maryland, DC, Delaware Campus
Compact organization, and asked them if
they would allow us to be affiliated with them. So they’re now loosely
defined as the Washington– maybe a few smaller letters– Idaho Campus Compact. But we got our foot in the door. And I think you’ll see other
Idaho colleges come in to that. But the reason I bring that
up here is on Friday, Graydon and I, along with two of our
students, Peter and Paige, who you heard from
this evening, were recognized as students
serving Idaho awards. And it’s recognizing
the outstanding students from each of the
member colleges– two students for their
outstanding services to their institutions
and their communities in the spirit of the
mission of Campus Compact. So because they’re known
as the Washington Campus Compact, and none of their– I’ll pass this
around by the way. Ken, if you want to– that’s the program
for the event. As the people I’m
seeing and speaking at the event talked
about the event, they were very
careful and consistent in calling themselves the
Washington, Idaho, Campus Compact organization. So congratulations, Peter. And it was a really nice event. And I see was very
well represented with our two students. I attended the National American
Association of Community College Conference last week. And it was a
terrific conference, lots of good sessions. I always come back
with a lot of ideas that I think sometimes
scares my executive team. But nonetheless, it was
it was well worth it. I just want also report that
as a National Association of Community College
Entrepreneurship board member, that board meeting is
held at the conference. And then in conjunction
with that meeting, I was asked to join the newly
formed Task Force on Community College Apprenticeship. That task force is going to
identify, validate, and promote highly successful apprenticeship
models and work-based training programs. And this is a national
task force made up– 55 member institutions
are represented. I believe I’m the only one
in Idaho that’s part of that. But what may come
out of that is we have the potential to
serve as incubators for testing models
and new programs and gauging metrics
around apprenticeships. So more to follow on that. Tonight, we’re going
to be presenting, for the first
reading, the budget. And Chris and Sarah
will present that to you and answer questions. But I just want to
say that before we get into that conversation,
from a process and from our principles that we
set out in terms of developing the budget, I couldn’t
be more pleased with the widespread campus
participation in this budget, the engagement from
the campus community, and just the true diligent
mission-focused work that all of the
cost-center budget managers did in helping us create
the budget that you’re going to be presented with tonight. I especially want to give a deep
appreciation to Chris Martin and Sarah Garcia for that work. We will be hosting the
State Board meeting in June. And I just want to
let you know that– I think you may
already know that– but it’s around on the
agenda every two years to host a meeting. We’re currently in the process
of setting up the schedule, activities, and events. And we’ll be presenting
that to the board so that you’ll know exactly
where your involvement can come in for that. And then lastly, and briefly, I
may be putting him on the spot because I was trying to get
word to him while I was up here. But I announced,
last board meeting, about the Global
Accessibility Awareness Day conference that was being
hosted for the first time at NIC yesterday. And I just want Ken to give
you a very quick update on how that day went. It was phenomenal. CHRISTIE WOOD: Welcome Ken. KEN: Thank you, Chair
Wood, President MacLennan, members of the board. We did our first-ever
Pave the Way to Global Accessibility
Awareness Day yesterday. We had great participation. One of the tricky things about
it was not a lot of people really knew what
it was going to be, but the people that
came in and then were exposed to the different
services and offerings that our community at
NIC gives to people with accessibility
needs was incredible. If you go to our event
page, at www.nic.edu/a11y, you can go to the event page,
and then go to the YouTube, which the stream was still up. So if you want to listen to
me for about 3 and 1/2 hours plus another hour
presentation, we live-streamed all the interviews
of all the different booths to get the awareness out there. We were also blessed. Global Accessibility
Awareness Day was created eight years ago
by two individuals, Jenison Asuncion and Joe Devon
who also both flew here to be part of our event. So they started
this global movement to try to have developers create
accessibility in technology. And they actually came to NIC. And they actually did
a keynote speech for us as well, which was
just incredible for us in our first effort
to try to do this. So I think what
we’ll do is probably do a Celebrating Success coming
up so I can really bring Jeremy Seda, who is really key to this,
and some of my team members to really go through
this and give recognition where it’s deserved best. So it was it was phenomenal. CHRISTIE WOOD: That’s great. RICK MACLENNAN: So
just to cap that off, we did receive line-item
funding a couple of years ago– nearly $500,000 to begin with. It created the position,
Jeremy, and then also, created the resources
for us to really infuse cutting-edge accessibility
technology into everything we’re doing at
North Idaho College. And I think Jeremy’s
goal in life is world domination in
the accessibility market, and he’s well on his way. So that would be a great
Celebrating Success. I think you’ll find
it very interesting. KEN: If I may, my
charge to Jeremy was to become a nationally
known accessibility program in the community college. And he ended up actually
presenting in Beirut, Lebanon, at the European Able Summit. So he kind of went international
before he went national on me. So he’s doing great. RICK MACLENNAN: At
their invitation. KEN: At their invitation, yes. CHRISTIE WOOD: That’s awesome. Trusty Banducci. TODD BANDUCCI:
Well, I don’t know if it’s going to be a
humorous anecdote or not, but speaking of our
technology leap, some of us suddenly found ourselves
very challenged to access our emails. Last count, I think I
had about 150 stacked up, and I couldn’t get into it,
and I couldn’t figure out how to get there. The good part of that is since
I was in the building and just around the corner from the IT
Help Desk today, I dropped in, and your boys– your men– your gentlemen–
your employees– took great care of me to get
me my fob, which tomorrow, I’m going to finally
get to try out to see if I can
access my emails. [LAUGHTER] So, yes I like technology. It’s just hard when
you get left behind. KEN: Well, your email
is highly secure. TODD BANDUCCI: Yes, sir, it is. But thank you for them
taking care of me today and get me squared away. They were real great about that. RICK MACLENNAN: Chair Wood,
that concludes my report. CHRISTIE WOOD: Thank you. Thank you, Ken. RICK MACLENNAN: Sorry, I
didn’t mean to interrupt you. CHRISTIE WOOD: Our Meyer Health
Science building expansion update– Chris Martin. KEN HOWARD: [INAUDIBLE] CHRIS MARTIN: Chair Wood,
members of the board, on behalf of trustee Dunlap,
I’m stepping into tonight to give a small update on the
Meyer Health Science expansion. This is moving along great. And our faculty from
health professions, and nursing, and
natural sciences will be meeting with the
architecture team next Monday and Tuesday to develop the
programming for this facility. And so it’s moving along
really, really well. The plan is for the programming
to occur next Monday and Tuesday, and then also, for
us to hopefully catch faculty before they’re off
contract to make sure we heard correctly
the programming. And then ALSC will do
work over the summer to develop the schematics. And our hope is to bring
that back to faculty. They will be involved
in that space in August when they return, as well
as present to the board where we’re at with the
planning for that facility. We’re working really hard to
have a bid date of February to catch the bid
climate-appropriate. And then we would begin
construction this next summer. CHRISTIE WOOD: Great. Oh, OK. Board, any questions
for Trusty Banducci. TODD BANDUCCI: Chris if we hope
to go out to bid, our RFQ, RFP, whatever– February, begin
construction early summer– May, June time frame– how long do we think that
construction process will take? CHRIS MARTIN: We have
a plan for a year. TODD BANDUCCI: OK. CHRIS MARTIN: So
we would have it finished for the
following fall semester. TODD BANDUCCI: So fall of 2020? CHRIS MARTIN: No, 2021. TODD BANDUCCI: I
mean, excuse me– ’20, ’20. Yeah, 2020, 2021. OK. I ran out of fingers. Yeah. CHRISTIE WOOD:
Board, do you have any other questions on this? KEN HOWARD: No. CHRISTIE WOOD: Chris,
since you’re up there, can I just ask about the
opening date of the joint use? CHRIS MARTIN: You
absolutely may. Excuse me. The substantial completion for
that will be the end of May. And so that’s the
substantial completion. We’ve got Ken’s team
lined up from that day forward for all the technology
needs in that building, but the planned opening
for that building will be this upcoming
fall semester. And we don’t have an
exact date, but it will be in the month of August
prior to the start of classes. CHRISTIE WOOD: And
we’ll do a celebration? CHRIS MARTIN: We
will do a celebrate. CHRISTIE WOOD:
With our partners? CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. CHRISTIE WOOD: It’s in process. Fantastic. TODD BANDUCCI: Ceremonial
ribbon cutting. CHRISTIE WOOD: Thank you. CHRIS MARTIN: Thank you CHRISTIE WOOD: Thank you, Chris. That takes us to our KTEC
report, trustee Bandicci. TODD BANDUCCI: KTEC
is an exciting place– a lot going on. First, I’m going to
throw this out there. We got a real nice shout-out
today for our NIC instructors and just the involvement
and the collaboration with the folks there,
and even the mentoring. That came up today about the mix
of instructors of different age and experience and
things like that. And they talked about
how, within the staff, that dynamic of mentoring
each other, and sharing, and just all the rest of that. And they specifically
talked about our people being involved. And Cal DeHaas got a
shout-out in particular just with what he’s doing there. So that’s just always so
reaffirming of the partnership. The enrollment is
going off the chart. They’ve hit the goal, right? They;re at 403 students
for next semester. They’re getting maxed out. CHRISTIE WOOD: Todd, what’s
their favorite program? What’s the most popular? TODD BANDUCCI: Everything’s
full right now. But I have an answer for that. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. TODD BANDUCCI: OK, maybe
I’ll go to that right now. Health sciences right
now the CMT program there’s a waiting list of
25, which is a full session. So the conversation today
was, where would we put them? And where do we
find an instructor? So there’s a lot of
thoughts going there. And there’s actually a
couple other dynamic things that would be premature
for me to share. But a couple more things– oh, and HVAC program is
on and we’ll go this fall. So with the time, it’s
where it needs to be. They just had the KTEC– the SkillsUSA competition. And the results were tremendous. KTEC scored first and second in
construction in the SkillsUSA Results, first in collision,
first in welding fabrication, second in welding solo,
first in precision machining, and third in computer repair. That is a tremendous
representation for the school. Let’s see. That might be good
enough for right now. The next meeting out there
is on the 26th of June. So I’ll get some more
information at that time. But very exciting. And like I say, they’re
already starting to think about things like
expansion and talking about– CHRISTIE WOOD: Very cool. TODD BANDUCCI: It’s exciting. and maybe you look at
some of the younger kids and some different
things, so yeah. CHRISTIE WOOD: Good. All right, thank you, board. Any questions of
Trustee Banducci? KEN HOWARD: No. CHRISTIE WOOD: That takes us
on to our old business tab 1, our second reading
of action items– Student Complaints
Policy– Dr. Burns. LITA BURNS: Cbair Wood, members
of the board, I present to you, for a second reading,
the Student Complaints and Concerns Policy. You reviewed it last month. I believe we were offered
one minor change, which is is reflected in the
policy for this evening. And so I just
stand for questions if you have any questions
before you consider it. CHRISTIE WOOD: Thank you. Board, any questions for Dr.
Burns on the second reading? Hearing none, do
I have a motion? TODD BANDUCCI: I do have
a question real quick. Sorry. CHRISTIE WOOD: Trustee Banducci. TODD BANDUCCI: I did not
look closely enough– I apologize– from first
reading to second reading. Were there any changes? LITA BURNS: Chair
Wood, Trustee Banducci, we inserted the word “shall”
after the word “policy” in the first sentence. TODD BANDUCCI: At
the top, right? LITA BURNS: Yes. TODD BANDUCCI: OK. OK. Thank you. CHRISTIE WOOD:
Would someone like to make a motion to
accept the policy? BRAD MURRAY: I’d make
a motion to approve the policy for student
complaints and concerns. CHRISTIE WOOD: If you have a
motion, do I have a second? TODD BANDUCCI: I’ll second that. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. I have a motion and a second. Discussion? Hearing none. All in favor? MULTIPLE: I CHRISTIE WOOD: Opposed? Motion carries. Thank you for your
hard work on this. LITA BURNS: Thank you. CHRISTIE WOOD: All right,
we will go on to tab 3, our feasibility study
for Christianson Gymnasium expansion– Chris Martin. This is an action item. CHRIS MARTIN: Chair
Wood and members of the board, this request is
to allow the administration to contract with an
architectural-engineering firm to do a full study of the
feasibility of expanding Christianson gymnasium. As part of the ongoing review
of facilities here at NIC, this has given us
an opportunity– thank you so much– this has given us an opportunity
to look at other options for addressing the needs
for an athletic facility and fieldhouse. And so during our
April 10 board meeting, one next step that was proposed
was a feasibility study for Christianson CHRISTIE WOOD: Great. Board, this topic’s
familiar to us. We discussed it
during our workshop. Thought that it
might be a good idea to look at all of our options,
be responsible with this. Any comments or
questions for Chris? Trustee Murray. BRAD MURRAY: Real quick,
I think you’ve told me, but Chris, what
architectural firm are you planning to
look at this one. CHRIS MARTIN: Chair
Wood, Trustee Murray, we would actually take
this out for an RFQ given the scope for this project. TODD BANDUCCI: Chair Wood? Oh, I’m sorry. CHRISTIE WOOD: He was just– I’ll get right to you. TODD BANDUCCI: Yeah, go ahead. Go ahead. CHRISTIE WOOD: Trustee Howard. KEN HOWARD: My recollection
may be faulty here, but I thought we were
talking about an amount not to exceed $75,000. But we’ve got $85,000 on here. And I know that
was a number that was kind of picked from a
prior study or something that was done. Was it $75,000 or $85,000? CHRIS MARTIN: Chair
Wood, Trustee Howard, I believe we had ridden
down $75,000 to $85,000. So we’re perhaps both right. But we’re happy to choose, at
this point, the not-to-exceed. I believe we’re fine
with either number. KEN HOWARD: Not
to exceed $75,000? CHRIS MARTIN: Mm-hmm. KEN HOWARD: OK. Another question if I might? CHRISTIE WOOD: Yes. KEN HOWARD: And this
is semantics certainly. But when we entitle it
“Authorized Feasibility Study for Christianson Gymnasium
Expansion,” that almost sounds like a proactive
thing– we’re going to expand Christianson
gymnasium. And my understanding
was that we were going to look at the
suitability of modifying Christianson Gymnasium
for long-term future use. And I would prefer to have
the project titled something like that so that it
doesn’t presume that we’re doing a study to
expand Christianson Gymnasium– that really,
it’s we’re looking for the suitability of
the Christianson Gymnasium long-term use. CHRIS MARTIN: “Christianson
Gymnasium Revitalization.” KEN HOWARD: No, no. Again that’s assume something. This is all a
potential alternative, and we want to examine
the cost of and whether or not it can be done. CHRISTIE WOOD: So
Trustee Howard, on tab 3, it says “Authorized Feasibility
Study” for Christianson– [INTERPOSING VOICES] KEN HOWARD: –or
for the suitability of Christianson Gymnasium
for long-term future usage. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. BRAD MURRAY: Keeps it generic. CHRISTIE WOOD: And I understand
what you’re getting at. That was the intention
of the board– to determine if it’s something
that’s even feasible. And Trustee Banducci,
you had a question? KEN HOWARD: As we
look at this, we talked about possibly
being able to piggyback on some of the prior work that’s
been done– the prior study. Do we still think
that’s feasible? At least we’ll have that
available as part of the RFQ or something to say,
hey, we’ve done this. And I don’t recall
the architectural firm we used for that. Do you by chance– the last one? And if you don’t, that’s OK. CHRIS MARTIN: Chair
Wood, Trustee Banducci, I’m going to refer
to Graydon, but I believe ALSC did the
feasibility study on locations that the student rec
center could be placed on. As part of that, they
did look at what options Christianson Gymnasium would
provide as a student-wellness and recreation center. TODD BANDUCCI: Was that
also the one that– when we talked about, like, the
road between Christianson Gym and here, where if we expanded
the footprint or went forward– were they the ones
that looked at that? Was that part of that? I’m trying to recall. CHRIS MARTIN: Chair
Wood, Trustee Banducci, I don’t believe so. What I believe we’re
speaking of now is if we close that street
as part of the master plan for pedestrian usage. But I don’t believe
that study envisioned it moving off of that site. CHRISTIE WOOD: So
maybe we’ll learn more about that with this
feasibility study. TODD BANDUCCI: Sure OK, Board, any
further questions? This is an action item,
so I need a motion. Trustee Howard? KEN HOWARD: I’d like
to move to authorize the administration to contract
with an architectural firm, an amount not to exceed
$75,000 on a study into the suitability of
Christianson Gymnasium for long-term future use. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. Do I have a second? I’ll second that. Discussion? Further discussion? Trustee Banducci. TODD BANDUCCI: $75,000’s
going to be enough? Do we know? CHRIS MARTIN: Chair
Wood, Trustee Banducci, we believe so based on the
price of the prior study. TODD BANDUCCI: OK,
this is in the course of the $75,000 to
$85,000, whatever, and we’ve said not to exceed. But were comfortable
with that number. OK. CHRIS MARTIN: Chair Wood, we do. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. TODD BANDUCCI: Sorry, I was
kind of processing through that. CHRISTIE WOOD: All right. All in favor? MULTIPLE: Aye. Oppose? Motion carries. Thank you, Chris. We look forward to that. I guess I should have asked
you what– the time frame. CHRIS MARTIN: We
anticipate having that ready to present to
the board in the fall. CHRISTIE WOOD: Fall. OK, thank you. And that moves us to tab 4. I guess you can stay
where you’re at. First reading of our FY20
General Fund Budget– Chris Martin. CHRIS MARTIN: Chair Wood,
members of the board, it seems a little bit
odd to come to you and ask to present the
proposal for the FY2020 budget. That still feels like it
should be a long way off, and I’m afraid it’s not. So I appreciate you giving
us the opportunity tonight to share with you the proposal. This is a first reading. I have a brief presentation
here that will follow along. I will make a note that each
board member received a packet today. This packet reflect some updates
from the one-on-one individual meetings that we have to
walk through the budget. And so we have had the
chance to meet individually with board members
just to prepare them for this presentation. And this reflects some
of the requested edits. Just to begin, as kind of
setting the stage for how we got to where we are
with the FY2020 budget, just want to remind
the board members that we actually modeled two
different scenarios as we went into this fiscal year. As you’re aware, the legislature
was considering our proposal for outcomes-based funding. We modeled that
and looked at what that would impact the
campus, and it was actually quite favorable to NIC. And we also modeled an
existing structure– excuse me– using the
enrollment-workload adjustment. Therefore, our
theme this year as we approached budget
was “flexibility.” And we worked really
closely with each division and department to build that
flexibility and that idea of flexibility into
our discussions because this year was going
to be such a unique year– not knowing how
funding would happen. And so that
flexibility, I think, served us well in the end. This is a flat budget. Only thing that’s included is
mandatory increases related to contracts or accreditation. So as we went
through this process, it became very obvious that
choice 2 that we modeled, which was enrollment-workload
adjustment, was going to be the
funding situation that we were faced with this
particular fiscal year. What’s unique about
this year compared to other years is with the
enrollment-workload adjustment, typically, the college
receives line-item funding from the state legislature. This year, there were
no line-item requests, and there was no
line-item funding granted. So you’ll note, as we
go through this budget, that our overall
year-over-year state appropriation was a reduction. Funding assumptions that
we looked at this year is forecasting flat
enrollment for traditional– for credit enrollments
across campus. We have done a good job
of managing the enrollment over the past several years. And this year, we’re
forecasting to make that flat. We’re also forecasting
a 5% increase of enrollment in dual credit. You may remember that
this past year, the budget was built on a 25% increase
of enrollment for dual credit. So we’re being more conservative
in our approach this year as we really look at
the lay of the land compared to dual
credit in the past. And take into account
that our team’s done a really great job running
dual credit across North Idaho. And so we’re seeing the
market, if you will, mature around dual credit. And so we want to be
reflective of that change. The tuition proposal this year
was based on an assumption of a $2.50 per-credit increase
for in-district students and a $3.50 per-credit increase
for non-district students. Also included in the
proposal this year is a $10 per-credit increase
for dual-credit students. And this is in line with
what every other college in the state is moving
towards for this fiscal year. It will move dual-credit
classes from $65 a credit hour to $75 a credit hour, which
would still be covered by fast-forward funding. CHRISTIE WOOD: Trustee– TODD BANDUCCI: I was going to
say, yeah, that was mandated– I won’t say “mandated
by the state,” but that’s what the
state is covering with increased funding. CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. The State Board of
Education met last week, and they approved this increase
for the four-year institutions. And it’s still
within the coverage of the fast-forward funding
that’s available to families and high school students. TODD BANDUCCI: Can I
ask one more question? And we may not have
an answer to this. And maybe this is more
for Rick or I’m not sure. But last year, we got
caught flat-footed, and they allowed us– not because we weren’t
prepared, but just because of the way system
the kind of worked against us and the
other colleges– and we had no line
items after we went from outcomes-based funding. Do we have any
sense if we’re going to– if we don’t transition
to outcome-based funding and we stay this way, are
we going to get line items, or is there a way that we
can lobby to get line items? How do we hope to approach that? Or am I premature in
asking that question? RICK MACLENNAN: So
we have received the schedule for budget
submission line items. So the process that
we would normally go through to develop and
submit them has been activated. But we don’t know yet– And we met with the
governor this afternoon– the process and timeline
that will happen relative to the outcomes-based-funding
discussion. He did state that he
is not opposed to it. It was just that
in year one, there was enough uncertainty that
required us to hit the pause button on that. So The sense that I’m getting
is that, absent a change in the funding formula
or something that changes the way the
resources are allocated from the state, at least from
the eight public institutions, there will be a strong push
to have line items included in the process. And we’re going to go through
that work to develop those, really, beginning now. We start that work now. TODD BANDUCCI: Thank you. RICK MACLENNAN: Yep. CHRIS MARTIN: Other
planning assumptions that were built
into this proposal was a 1% proposed Levy increase
for the taxing district and a change in
employee compensation that includes a step increase
for all general-fund full-time staff and faculty. The state mandated increase
in PERSI contributions, and there is no change
in benefit costs. CHRISTIE WOOD: Chris, you want
to review for the board what we’ve done in the last– I think we could go back
at least to 2013, as far as any kind of a tax increase
to the county records? CHRIS MARTIN: So we did
do a tax increase in 2013. We took a 1% in 2013 that went
towards the capital reserve. That was placed into
the capital reserve. That increased that
annual allocation. And then not last year,
but the year before, we took a 1% tax increase. CHRISTIE WOOD: So from 2013 to
2018, we took zero, correct? No, we’ve taken 2%
from 2013 to 2018. RICK MACLENNAN:
2017 we took one. CHRIS MARTIN: Yep. But you’re correct– from 2018. I’m sorry. I heard 2013. I apologize. But you were correct. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. CHRIS MARTIN: I was
going back to 2013. CHRISTIE WOOD: All right. And then in ’20, the year
we’re in, we took a 0%? CHRIS MARTIN: Correct. CHRISTIE WOOD: All right. And so the proposal coming
forward from administration is at least a 1% for FY2020? CHRIS MARTIN: Correct. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK, and
you’re explaining to us this is what we need to pay for? CHRIS MARTIN: Yes. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK, Thank you. CHRIS MARTIN: So
any in your packet, you have this on page 2. And I apologize
for the audience. These numbers are
probably small. But I wanted to provide this
just as a brief walkthrough for the board. I’m happy to answer
any questions. But there’s a couple
of pieces here that are important
for us to note as we go through the proposed
revenue for next fiscal year. The state funding is a reduction
year over year of $214,000. And that is the net
of many changes. And so with the state
funding, the first thing we had to do this year
was remove over $300,000– $391,000 we received last
fiscal year for the development of the computer science lab. And so that was a
one-time funding request. That work is ongoing
right this minute. We’re almost through
with that computer lab. But we don’t have that
going into this fiscal year. From the state this
year, what we received was $54,500 in assistance
with benefit costs and $282,700 in
support of change in employee compensation. The college also
received $117,400 which was half of the typical
allocation for occupancy costs that would support the new North
Idaho Collaborative Education facility. We also received an
enrollment-workload adjustment of a negative $268,100. So the net of all
of those changes is still a reduction
year over year from last year’s appropriation
of over $250,000. I apologize– over $200,000. It’s $214,500. The CTE funding–
all that includes– there is an increase this year– it’s the support for the change
in benefit costs of $26,400 and the state support
of change for employee compensation for CTE faculty. The other pieces I would
just draw your attention to– there is revenue
sharing from other funds in that bottom quadrant. That is support that
workforce training center– through their net income– is providing in support
of the larger college. It was a fantastic
job by the team there. That’s new this year. I wanted to make
you aware of that. There is also a line for
estimated salary salvage. We typically have positions
that, unfortunately, come open. And as you can expect, are
not filled immediately. And so in the gap between
when those positions are open and when they’re filled, we’re
accounting for that savings so it doesn’t just roll
through to fund balance. CHRISTIE WOOD: Chris, back
to the workforce training. From what I understand, this
is really the first year that we’ve been able to see some
of that revenue sharing, which is a great success to what
they’re doing out there. It wasn’t like that
for a lot of years. And I just think it’s
been ran very well. And the fact that there can’t
be some revenue sharing back with the main
campus is fantastic. So please pass along
the good, good work. CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. Believe me. There’s been a lot of
high-fives from our office in support of that. So we’re very thankful for
instruction– all that they do. The other piece that I will
just bring your attention to is last year, the
board authorized us to do some fund
balance transfers. And we essentially
covered part of our budget last year with over $500,000
from the fund balance. And we made that
request because it was a great year of uncertainty,
because we weren’t sure if it was going to be
outcomes-based funding or enrollment-workload
adjustment. I hesitate to tell
you today we’re not sure this upcoming
year, Trustee Banducci, if it’s going to be
outcomes-based funding or enrollment-workload
adjustment. But this budget does not
propose using fund balance this fiscal year. And so that’s fully
covered in this proposal. So overall, for revenue,
it’s a 1.43% increase in revenue at $710,000. KEN HOWARD: On the other
revenue, in the footnote, it says, includes contribution
from NIC Foundation. Was that NIC
Foundation contribution directed at a
particular project? CHRISTIE WOOD: Chair Wood,
Trustee Howard, it is. It’s support for innovation. KEN HOWARD: Pardon. CHRIS MARTIN: It’s
support for innovation. KEN HOWARD: OK. CHRIS MARTIN: On
page 3 of your– CHRISTIE WOOD: Go ahead. TODD BANDUCCI: I have a couple
thoughts I’d like to share. CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. TODD BANDUCCI: Three–
four, actually. One, of the small changes–
and I appreciate it– is you broke out the in-district
versus out-of-district so we could see it more
clearly rather than having the whole 250 on the line
and then adding the dollar. So the clarity is
better now than how we had it when we first say it. But secondly, I’m not keen
on the in-district tuition increase. I’m not keen on the
property-tax increase. And I’m not keen– I’m going to do good
things for full-time, but once again, I don’t have the
part-time and adjunct faculty included and being
rewarded also. So just three comments, I guess. CHRIS MARTIN: Thank you. CHRISTIE WOOD: Well,
per policy, the adjunct is not part of the step. And so that would be something–
you could make that proposal outside of the process. TODD BANDUCCI: Which I
have done previously. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. And then the tuition– once again, that’s going to be
up to the board and any kind of property-tax increase. And we’re all ears
here from the board– what direction
they’d like to go. Go ahead, Chris. CHRIS MARTIN: Next
page, and I just want to highlight a
couple of things here. I won’t drag this on too long. But– excuse me– you’ll notice that this year,
as we talked about our planning assumptions, the only thing
that was added in this budget were mandatory
increases that were either statutory, contractual,
or due to accreditation. And so Dr. MacLennan
highlighted this, and I’d like to just also
share my appreciation to people across campus. Campus worked really,
really hard on this budget. And so overall this year,
there was $163,000 increase. And that is clearly attributable
to a number of things that were required, such as
we have some software licenses, if you will, that have
automatic escalators on those every year for 2% to 3%. Those are the types of
things that were captured. And all of those had to be
justified and rejustified. And so that number– on our level of a budget– to
have that increase at $163,000, people were diligent
with only things that had to be increased. And so not including
salary-step increases this year, the budget grew by
0.3%, or $163,000. On that next bottom of
the page there, you’ll see the impact of the
cost for the step. And all in this year, for the
cost, this step is $547,638. Part of what’s driving that
increase differently than we’ve seen in years past is
this mandatory increase that PERSI is
putting in this year. And so that’s the contribution
both by the employee and by the employer. And I see that we’re putting
in towards employer retirement. So on the following
page, we just wanted to show the impact
with the step increase. So all in, the
budget would go up by $710,000, a 1.4% increase. Again $547,000 of
that $710,000 is all tied to the step increase and
the related retirement impact. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. CHRIS MARTIN: Just to note– we bring this up
every single year, but our budget is really
heavy on personnel. And just as a side note, 70.65%
of our budget is its personnel. Its salary and benefit costs. On page 6 is a graph
that we’ve come to show, and the board has
asked questions about in the past,
that really reflects how we receive our
funding and what that looks like year over year. And so this trend– that line across the top there
is our projected enrollment. But what I’d like to
point out to the board is the college is committed to
ensuring that tuition does not make up more than 33.3%
of our revenue streams. So we want to be
really mindful that we share the load with
students, and we don’t put the load on students. And so we try really,
really hard, as a college. That’s a commitment that
we have to manage that. And so you’ll see this
year, 27% of the revenue for the general fund would come
from student tuition and fees. On page 7, this is an
enrollment breakdown that– just to kind of give a picture– as you’re aware, our
enrollment makeup is shifting. And therefore, our
revenue mix is shifting. And so the intent
of this is just to help us all stay
informed on the fact that dual credit is making a
big difference in our enrollment mix. So we’ve seen flat
growth, and part of that is the fact that dual-credit
students are making up the difference compared
to traditional enrollment. So that dark-blue line
is academic enrollment. That top-blue line is
all academic enrollment, including dual credit. And so you’ll see the
two solid lines there. The two solid lines is pure
traditional academic students, and that bottom solid line
is dual-credit students. And so those are
merging together, and so we’re seeing a
shift in our enrollment that’s pretty one-for-one there. Trustee Howard. KEN HOWARD: Looking at
the chart on page 7, I’m assuming that as we
look at those trends, that’s the basis on which you’re making
the forecast that there will be flat enrollment next year. All of those components
equate to a flat enrollment? CHRIS MARTIN: Working
together, yes, sir. KEN HOWARD: OK. CHRIS MARTIN: I just
would make one note. This has come up,
and I think it’s important to note that CTE
has been relatively stable. And you’ll see that number
across the bottom there. That yellowish number–
that yellowish line represents CTE enrollment. And we continue to
have unprecedented, which is a wonderful thing,
low, low, low unemployment rates for our region,
but it continues to have an impact on our
enrollment within CTE programs. I would draw your attention
through pages 9 through 11 just to highlight a couple of
things, again, on tuition. We talked about that. Trustee Banducci, thank you
for your comments on tuition. The $2.50 increase per credit
for in-disctric students equates to 1.77% increase and
creates $135,000 in tuition revenue. The non-district
student– that rate– obviously, the denominator there
is driving that difference– is a lower percentage. But we are proposing a $3.50
across the board for all different statuses of
non-district students. And we’d like to
highlight continued waiver of student accident
insurance for this year. This will be the third year
that we’ve waived that fee. And that’s that saves
students $11 off off the top. Page 13 is a popular slide. And I want to just spent
a couple minutes on this. This is the capital reserve
that the board sets aside. And just as an update to
where we are on that– there’s always questions and
concerns about updating this. So we’d just like to
note where we are. And so for the end of
this fiscal year, which is the FY2019
projection, on June 30, we’re forecasting
$11.875 million in the board capital reserve. That includes the
$1 million that’s been earmarked for
property acquisition. So in our previous
conversations, with some of you saw a different
number there, and it did not include the
property-acquisition fund. So altogether, within
the board reserve, you’ll see that number. And then for F2020,
what we’re forecasting at the end of next fiscal year
is $14.57 million dollars. CHRISTIE WOOD: And Chris,
let’s talk about the capital reserve a little
bit because we would want people to understand that
there are projects in process we’re working on. CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. CHRISTIE WOOD: We
have quite a few that the board’s identified in
workshops, such as Meyer health science, which is
a big price tag. So it’s not like it’s
just a big old savings account that’s earmarked. This money is already
really spoken for, correct? CHRIS MARTIN: That is correct. So $8 million of this is already
earmarked, as you all know, for the Meyer Health
Science project. And with that, we’ve
spent time together almost every single month
for the past five months on facility-planning
workshops with the board, outlining all the
needs of the college and what those look
like, and prioritizing those with the board. And so they’re not
reflected on here because we haven’t
received authorization to move forward
on those projects, but there is absolutely
a plan for these dollars, and it’s not just sitting
there with no use. CHRISTIE WOOD: Thank you. TODD BANDUCCI: Chair Wood. CHRISTIE WOOD: Yes,
Trustee Banducci. TODD BANDUCCI: Hey, Chris. Since I, once again,
had the privilege of being the first trustee to
go at this round of changes and things come, you noted
in your research that number. So glad we got that. But in addition to the
property-acquisition reserve, I noticed we’ve made an
adjustment on the interest also. CHRIS MARTIN: We have. TODD BANDUCCI: OK. And where do we find
the extra $60,000? CHRIS MARTIN: The original plan
that Trustee Banducci was shown did not include any
interest related to– it didn’t include
the million dollars for the property-acquisition
fund or any related interest. TODD BANDUCCI: So
we get [INAUDIBLE]?? CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. TODD BANDUCCI: OK, I wanted to
make sure I was clear on that. CHRIS MARTIN: Yes, thank you. Well, the fee and
service units are there. I’m happy to answer
any questions on those. The grants and contracts
are on page 16. KEN HOWARD: Yeah. Just going back to
page 13 a minute, I guess I don’t know how
you show this in a budget, but if we’re looking at
fiscal year ’19 projection, which is the balances–
what we’d have on June 30– that may be the balance,
but we’re taken $8 million out pretty quick. So really, the balance
is more like $3,800,000. And then in ’20, it’s going
to reduce the $14 million down to– these projections about
that amount of money doesn’t reflect the
already-committed $8 million, give or take. How do you show
that in the budget? CHRIS MARTIN: Chair
Wood, Trustee Howard, I have one clarification. The board authorized us to move
into design work for the Meyer Health and Science building. We would come back to the
board for authorization to actually execute the
construction project based on that design. And so that’s why it’s
not reflected currently. We can make a note that says,
“proposed construction in FY ’20” and reflect that– or
“expected construction.” But the reason it’s not shown
is because we have not actually received authorization to move
forward on the construction. KEN HOWARD: OK, and
I understand that. But it would be
helpful, I think, because you tend to look at the
bottom-line number and say, oh, goodness gracious, we’ve got
$11 million when we don’t. We’ve already committed. And it would be
better, for me anyway, to know that that commitment
is reflected in the budget someplace– at least estimated. CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. We can show the estimated
cost of that project. KEN HOWARD: OK, thanks. RICK MACLENNAN: Chair
Wood, I maybe even suggest going a step further and
for the known capital projects that we have in front
of us– for example, headland renovation, others
that we’ve talked about and we put some cursory
pricing on– if we’re going to have some sort of
a projected or estimated, it would be helpful to
put all of those in there because they’re going
to far exceed whatever we are saving right now. They’re in process. So maybe we’ll take
a look at that. KEN HOWARD: That
would be helpful. I mean, we just did $75,000
today for that study. I expect that’s coming
out of that fund. I don’t know. RICK MACLENNAN: And even though
it’s in there, your $3 million plus is really $2 million
plus because of the $1 million for property acquisition. So we can clarify that a
little more future-oriented, even though the board hasn’t
acted to do any of those things yet. It’s still in the
planning stage. CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. In the interest of time,
I can answer any questions on grants and contracts or
the fee and service units. But the consolidated
budget for the institution is on page 17, the last
page of your proposal. And just to note where
we’ve come out for the year, again, the general-fund
budget for next fiscal year is proposed at $49.8 million,
with a total institutional budget of $64.4 million. And that includes all
general funds, fees, services and grants. TODD BANDUCCI: Chair. CHRISTIE WOOD: Trustee Banducci. TODD BANDUCCI: Chris, you
were briefly touching on 16 until we reverted back to 13. Were you going to point out that
the grants number has changed significantly on that page? CHRIS MARTIN: I’m
happy to do that. On page 16 on the grants, what
we had proposed originally– we typically just
use our year end. We don’t forecast that forward. We have changed and forecasted
that forward for the grants. And the biggest
change there is it includes the addition of the EDA
I6 grant for rapid prototyping. That’s our biggest
change year over year. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. Board, any questions
on the budget proposal? Ideas? Trustee Howard? One second, Todd. KEN HOWARD: I want to
go back to the revenue. The proposal in the budget that
you talked to us about is $2.50 per-credit hour for in-district
students which would raise about $135,500, give or
take, a 1% tax increase, which would raise $152,996. I would like to see us not
raise the in-district student tuition at all this year. We’ve raised it
almost every year. And we’ve been very judicious
about tax increases. We’ve been, I think, pretty good
stewards of our responsibility to the taxpayers. I think as you went over
a little bit earlier, between 2013 and 2018, we
had, basically, a 1% increase. And we probably developed, in
that foregone tax category, quite a credit. I think that we’ve been very
good about not raising taxes, but we’ve been
shifting it slowly onto the backs of the students. I’d like to see us
do a 2% tax increase and then not do the in-district
student tuition increase. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. Chris, can we go to page 10? And this will get to the
heart of what Trustee Howard’s is talking about. And compare our tuition
with other institutions? CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. So on page 10, you’ll
see the breakdown of what we have an awareness
of today for regional colleges and universities
that are in our area. At this time, CSI has
not made an announcement regarding their tuition. CWI and CEI are all, at this
point, not raising tuition for students at all. Spokane falls and
Spokane community college have not made announcements. And the four-year
institutions in Idaho– the State Board of Education– approved tuition
and fees last week, and those went up
an average of 5% across the Idaho institutions. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. CHRIS MARTIN: I would like to
note that the NIC number is higher than our
peers, but what’s driving that increase in overall
tuition and fees, costs with us compared to CWI and
CSI, specifically, is the cost of the
student rec-center fee. So that has about
$100 a year impact on our reflection
compared to our peers. CHRISTIE WOOD: And that’s going
to be for quite some time. CHRIS MARTIN: It will be. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. KEN HOWARD: Well, I don’t know. One of those bonds is
going to retire in 2021, and we can shift some of
that bond payment over. CHRIS MARTIN: We could. We could reduce the
fee at that time. So that’s only a
two-year time frame. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK,
so that’s something for the board to keep in mind. You would rather see a no-impact
in in-district tuition. KEN HOWARD: Right. CHRISTIE WOOD: But to make
up that revenue, a 2% tax increase. KEN HOWARD: Correct. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK. Any other thoughts? BRAD MURRAY: Well I had
shared with Chris and Sarah just my ideas about
tuition freeze. But Chris pointed
out that something that I think is forgotten,
at least by general public, is the free three credits for
kids taking beyond 15 credits. But I’m also in
the boat of saying, I really don’t want to
see a tuition increase. So that’s just where
I’m at at this time. CHRISTIE WOOD: I had
some thoughts on– I know Todd wants to
talk about adjunct. But I had some thoughts
on, beyond the step, my concern is that we need
to pay attention to the base. And last year, we did a half
a percent toward the base. And I would be interested
in seeing the cost on that. I’m going to estimate
a little over $100,000. CHRIS MARTIN: Correct. CHRISTIE WOOD: And I
know it’s ongoing cost. But my concern is if
we don’t constantly keep up with that, five,
six years down the road, we’re going to have a big bill. And so I would like some
consideration for that. I think our fund balance
could handle that. So that’s my proposal for
you all to think about. Todd, did you have a comment? TODD BANDUCCI: Just a
question for Chris on 17 when we get back to that. But I can hold off a moment. CHRISTIE WOOD: No, you’re up. TODD BANDUCCI: Chris,
I was just looking at some of the line items on
17 and a few of the changes. A couple of makes sense to
me because the adjustment to the grants and a
couple other things. Services, though, popped up
a pretty significant number on the top line under
Tuition and Fee Revenue, and so there’s some
changes as it filters down, which then got us from about
$183,000 to about $504,000 on the budget on
the net-income line. But there’s also some
shifting– the other revenue. The other revenue
line went down. can you talk to me a
little bit about that? I mean overall, that’s a
pretty big positive change. So I’m looking kind of that
middle column on page 17 on the chart under
the Services header. CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. If you actually look
at page 15, it’s a breakdown of the
service-unit budgets. It’s the detail that
makes that number up. TODD BANDUCCI: OK,
the reason I’m asking is I’m looking at what I
looked at with you guys. And that number was blank there. And then down below where
it is now says “869,” it said about $1.4
million and change. So a couple numbers shifted
around it looks like. I’m just trying to
understand that. CHRIS MARTIN: I don’t have that
original packet in front of me, but I’m happy to work
with you on that. And we can determine what those
changes were line by line. CHRISTIE WOOD: Are there
any other proposals the board would like
the administration to consider and bring
back to us in writing on the second reading? TODD BANDUCCI: Can
you summarize what you think they are at this point? And then we can– CHRISTIE WOOD: Sure. Trustee Howard has
indicated he would like to see no increase in
in-state tuition and a 2% tax increase. TODD BANDUCCI: In-district
tuition, you mean? CHRISTIE WOOD: In-district. Thank you. And I have indicated
I’d like to see paid for out of the fund
balance a half a percent toward the base so that
we stay current as best we can with our base. TODD BANDUCCI:
Brad, were you just kind of seconding
what Ken said then? BRAD MURRAY: Well, possibly. Maybe not fully. Maybe less than 2%. But, I am with the
no-increase for in-district. But the percentage, you know– I could be persuaded. CHRISTIE WOOD: Maybe we could
find out what that would cost. Dr. MacLennan. RICK MACLENNAN: I
was just going to say that we were asked in one
of their presentations to show the impact on taxpayers. CHRISTIE WOOD: Yes. RICK MACLENNAN: You’ve got a
chart in front of you at a 1%, 2%, and 3% tax increase. CHRISTIE WOOD: Do we
have that in front of us? Where do I have that? RICK MACLENNAN: You
have that right here. CHRISTIE WOOD: Oh, thank you. Yes. Appreciate that. RICK MACLENNAN: [INAUDIBLE] CHRIS MARTIN: So this is
the year-over-year review of our levy rates and any
new proposal for a 1%, 2%, or 3% increase and the
impact that has to homeowners. TODD BANDUCCI: Is that
a monthly increase? CHRIS MARTIN: That
is the increase. CHRISTIE WOOD:
Year– for a year. Annually CHRIS MARTIN: That’s correct. KEN HOWARD: So a 2% increase
on a $400,000 taxable is about $6.81 as I see it– something like that. TODD BANDUCCI: Correct. KEN HOWARD: $6.81? RICK MACLENNAN: On a $400? KEN HOWARD: On $400,000 taxable. RICK MACLENNAN: $5.22– $5.22. CHRIS MARTIN: With
the exemption– with the exemption. CHRISTIE WOOD: There’s still
a $100,000 exemption, correct? CHRIS MARTIN: Correct. TODD BANDUCCI:
Yeah, it’s capped. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK, So would
we be looking at the 2%– you said $5.22? KEN HOWARD: For $400,000. RICK MACLENNAN: On $400,000. CHRISTIE WOOD: Increase for
a full year, not a month. CHRIS MARTIN: Correct. CHRISTIE WOOD: Right. OK. All right. BRAD MURRAY: That helps. CHRIS MARTIN: I would just
also note for the board’s information, you have
the full fee proposal in front of you as well. We’re going to go
through that tonight. But I want to make
sure you had that. If you have questions,
were open-answering those. I would note more than
any year that I’ve seen, there are significant reductions
or eliminations of fees. And so I want to just
provide my appreciation to the leadership and
instruction who did such a– excuse me– a diligent job
this year reviewing fees. It’s really a positive
move in many, many ways. CHRISTIE WOOD: Absolutely. TODD BANDUCCI: OK,
so Chairman Wood. CHRISTIE WOOD: Yeah,
Trustee Banducci. TODD BANDUCCI: So on your
list, you had 0.5 to the base. You had zero in-district
tuition, but potentially 2% property tax. I also said zero in-district. I also opposed to
the property tax. And did we get a line item to
find out what it would cost for the adjunct and– CHRIS MARTIN: Absolutely. TODD BANDUCCI: Part-time CHRISTIE WOOD: To match the– what are you proposing? To the 2% match– same. Yeah? TODD BANDUCCI: Joe, you’re
with me on this, right– that we take care
of the part-time and the adjunct faculty? JOE: Absolutely. TODD BANDUCCI: I know this one’s
near and dear to your heart. JOE: It is. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK, Board,
any further instruction, discussion? We’ll take this up again
at the next meeting. I’d like to personally
thank Chris, and Dr. MacLennan, and Sarah
for the one-on-one meetings with the board, walk us
through your budget proposals. You take a lot of time with
us, and we appreciate it. You fully prepare us when
we come to the meetings. So thank you very much. CHRIS MARTIN: Thank you. KEN HOWARD: We’re
worth it though. CHRISTIE WOOD: Well worth it. Yes. OK. This will take us on to
our information item– our community utilization
of North Idaho College facilities– Graydon Stanley. GRAYDON STANLEY:
Thank you, Chair Wood, trustees, President MacLennan,
colleagues, and guests, again. I’d like to introduce someone
who is joining me here this evening as well. Justin van Eaton is back here. I think most of you know Justin. He’s been around
here just a few years and currently serves
as our director of conferencing events. And so as we’re talking
about this subject, Justin certainly has
a long background in working with that. And I want to thank him
and his staff for all the work they’ve done. Today’s a good example
probably of that. It had a lot to do with
the setup of this room. And we had about four other
events going on campus all day today, so they’ve been
running like crazy. That happens pretty often. So I appreciate their good work. I want to thank
president MacLennan for some of the guidance that
he gave a couple of years ago relative to a bit of
a change in our philosophy for the community use
of our facilities. I also want to recognize a
number of the trustees who have had conversations
about this as well, as you’re connected
to our community too. That concern has been– and
I know it initially came out in some of the community forum
work that the president did a few years ago– was a concern expressed
from community members and organizations about
their access to facilities here on our campus. Oftentimes, that access
was a bit prohibitive based on the cost
that it may be to them to utilize our facilities. So some of the guidance that
we were given in the events areas– let’s take
a look at about how we can bring more of these
organizations to our campus or back on our campus when they
had a history with us before. Some of the guidance that
was given to us then is to, let’s look at the cost of that,
and let’s look at the services that we provide. And let’s see what we can do
to make that more affordable. Recently, we’ve been
having conversations with a number of groups which
you’re probably familiar with. One of those was a
Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater that had been here up
until about five years ago. And I met with them a
couple of different times. Justin has been a part of
those conversations as well. I’m excited to
announce that they’re very excited about coming
back to our campus. In fact, this summer,
their rehearsals will be taking place over in our
Student Wellness and Recreation Center. We have space that’s not highly
utilized during the summer. As you would know, people
want to be outdoors, and we don’t have as many
students on our campus. So they’re leasing some
of our facility for some of their rehearsal
space that they usually have in a warehouse that
doesn’t fit their needs. So they were very excited. We were also excited about
generating some other revenue that will offset the
expense of students as they paid for the Student
Wellness and Recreation Center. Because our facility, Shuler
Performing Arts Center, is undergoing some
construction this summer, we have limited use. There were funds provided
for the replacement of seats in that facility. So as much as Coeur d’Alene
Summer Theater and others may have liked to have
gotten back into the building this summer, we’re
unable to do that because of the construction that
will be taking place in there. But Coeur d’Alene
Summer Theater is looking forward
to working with us to bring productions actually
back on our campus next year. Some others that we’ve had
beginning conversations with include the Coeur d’Alene
Symphony, the Coeur d’Alene Opera, and most recently,
Coeur d’Alene Charter School. They’ve been having an
event here every spring. They’re coming back this
spring, and their costs are substantially reduced from
what they’ve been in the past based on a philosophy
that we’ve adopted. And that philosophy
comes from your concern– from the president’s concern. And essentially,
what we have done is we’ve priced things out
as we have in the past that had to do with the
cost of the facility– utilizing the physical facility. There was a rental charge. And then there were
labor and technology charges– the cost of our
personnel that helped operate that facility, the
cost of the utilization of some of the technology. There were also some custodial
costs associated with that as well. We’ve begun operating
more on a philosophy that says the facilities are
paid for, if you will. We own these facilities. And we don’t necessarily
have a direct cost that we need to pass along to
consumers for the rental of. But we do need to recover
the cost, oftentimes, for our personnel to cover that. This is often evening
and weekend work. It oftentimes will involve
overtime work or flexing hours because of their
regular schedule– Monday through Friday. And so we try to recover that
cost of personnel, technology if it’s extraordinary
cost to us, or we have to rent equipment
to accommodate their need. We would pass along
that cost as well. That has resulted in a
substantial reduction in costs for most of these programs. And as we work with the
symphony, and the opera, and Coeur d’Alene Charter,
and Summer Theater, they’re going to see substantial
reduction in their costs that I think will make
this very attractive. Certainly, Coeur d’Alene Summer
Theater has seen that already. Coeur d’Alene Charter
has seen that as well. Part of what we’ve
asked for– or let me let me stay with the
process for just a second. As we have these applications
that come forward that ask for our
use, we go ahead and price amount accordingly. We usually are looking
at eliminating that cost for the use of the
facility itself. And then these are often
routed to our group that takes a look at that
besides the conference and events folks. Our three vice presidents– Dr. Burns, and Chris
Martin, and myself– will review those. And they can either
appeal to that committee. Or in many cases, because
it’s groups that are already recognized in our community,
we look at it on the front side and say, no, this is
what we want to charge. This group is important
to the institution. It’s important to the community. We want to make sure that they
have access to our campus. So on the front side,
we’ll say, we’re only going to charge
this kind of rate. This is the value that they
hold to the institution. In other cases, we may not
see that on the front side, but that group can appeal. And when they appeal, again,
it comes to the vice president. And we make a determination
and recommendation about the value of that entity
toward our core values– the community-engagement
part, the stewardship part, the diversity part, the
educational excellence. And we also look for an
opportunity for the college to capitalize, if you will, on
their presence on our campus. What we’ve asked these
organizations to do is to allow us access
to their patrons when they come on the campus– that we want to be able to–
prior to the starting of a show for example, we want to be able
to have a video that may show– we’ll be working with
communications and marketing on that– that talks about North Idaho
College and all of the assets that we have. We’d be setting up a table
in the lobby where we could talk to people coming in there. We want to be able to
provide live literature information for all the
patrons who come in as well. So it’s a win-win situation. We get connection with a
lot of our community members and patrons coming
into their event. They get a reduction
in the cost. So it’s a win for
both sides of that. So we’re excited about that. And everybody we’ve
proposed that to, like Coeur d’Alene Summer
Theater, has said absolutely. We’d love for you to be
a part of that as well. And that’s essentially what
we’ve been operating out of right now. We’ll be continuing to
develop that as we work through these organizations. We have a long history
of different groups, from the ones that I’ve already
mentioned to different school groups. You’re aware of this
year– after an absence of a number of years–
the Martin Luther King celebration, through the
president’s connections, was brought back
onto our campus. Part of the reason
they’d left was it was unaffordable and a
bit inaccessible to them. With the president’s leadership
and the support of our events folks, they were back on our
campus in January as well. And we intend to
continue to host that. So I think we’re on the right
path for making sure that these are community facilities. This is a community college. We want to make sure that
our campus and its facilities are accessible to these
different groups who would like to utilize
them, at the same time being good stewards of the
assets of this institution and the taxpayers
of Kootenai County. CHRISTIE WOOD: Fantastic. Did you want to
comment real quick? TODD BANDUCCI: I just
had a few things, or enhance a few things. One I just appreciate the
way you introduced this– just the volume
of activity today. I don’t think many, even in
our internal campus community, recognize or understand the
sheer volume just even Schuler. Schuler’s inside a building,
so you don’t see it unless you’re in the building–
but the sheer volume of use our facilities get. The second is that
in all of this, we want to make it clear,
internally and externally, that these facilities
are first and foremost for the use of North Idaho
College in fulfilling its mission. And so we want to be
really clear that– and there are some
examples in recent history where some of our
internal use has maybe not had first priority
over an external use. So that’s one thing. And then the other thing is one
question that keeps coming up for me– and I and I know
it will come up for others– and we run some risk here in
the way that we’re going through this– is being consistent,
or the perception that we’re inconsistent in
the application of costing practices or access practices. And that’s why you have
this at the CP level first. And second, as we go
through this and overlay the experience of this
year, that overlay will express itself into
more consistent practices. We’re moving away from one end
of a continuum of, really– and this is no statement
about any past administrations or– but it’s a pretty
harsh application of that access to a more
what’s in our interest as an institution. You know, when those
fifth graders were in here for Martin Luther King Jr.– that celebration–
how wonderful it would have been to have some
age-appropriate presentations, whether they’re video or
other types of things for them to engage with us, and that
right age-level messaging about what life after
high school might look like for them, or they might
think about along the way. So I guess– I’m aware that there’s a
potential for inconsistency. But, I think, given
the response that we’ve had from many in our community
about our current practice, the movement that
we’re taking now is definitely moving us
in a better direction. And it’s worth
taking those risks as we try to work
our way through this. CHRISTIE WOOD: Very good. Thank you. Trustee Howard. KEN HOWARD: I applaud
the change in policy in moving toward the community
use of the facilities. This may have a
budgetary impact on us. And are we making
provisions for that? And I guess I think
there are going to be probably people who apply
for use of the facilities. And I’m thinking of Sorensen– for instance– grade school. They put on performances,
and they try and crowd them in their gym, and
they don’t have room. And I think they’ve inquired
about using our facilities, but we’re unable to afford them? So they may get to a
point where they just don’t have any money at all. Do we have any kind of thought
about subsidizing those through some kind of funding
so they don’t have to pay much at all by way of use fee? GRAYDON STANLEY: Chair
Wood and Trustee Howard, while we haven’t
established such a fund, I want to give an
example of something that just happened recently, and with
credit to Justin and his team. We set this up in some
way to be at the point that it was to charge what we
were for the use of facilities by our practice. A number of years ago,
we went to the point where we said a
lot of the expenses that that were a part of
the operation of Schuler, particularly, had to be
generated by their operations. So some of the pricing was
associated with their need to pay their own way. And so we set that
up, in a sense, and forced some of that pricing. In rearranging
this, a good example of what we just did recently– Justin had submitted
forward a couple needs that they would have
had to pay for in the past. One of those was a new curtain. The curtain that they
have there is not a fire– SPEAKER: [INAUDIBLE] fire rated. GRAYDON STANLEY: It’s not fire
rated in the way it should. It needed to be replaced. It’s a little over a
$10,000 expenditure. The lighting in there
needed to be replaced. And it’s over a
three-year period. This first year is
$20,000 to do that. In the past, Justin
and his crew would have been working to generate
funds to meet those expenses. We just went through a process
at the end of our budget year through some savings and
funds to accommodate that. And so we came up
with that money to pay through the
institution for that expense. So as we work through this,
while we haven’t set aside a fund, we’re certainly going
to be looking for opportunities to underwrite, to
find sponsorships, to have other ways to cover
some of those expenses. It’s going to be a little
bit tighter for us. Even some of our operation– to
Justin’s credit and his team– they operate, or want to always
operate, a five-star service. And sometimes it may be
because of the expense, because of the personnel
involved– maybe we can’t deliver five-star. But maybe that’s not what
an organization needs. Maybe they need a four-star
or a three-star service. I’m proud of the
work that we’ve done. But with the resources
that we put into it, maybe we don’t have to deliver
at that same level. And the customer is not going
to necessarily need that. KEN HOWARD: OK, thank you. CHRISTIE WOOD: Good point. Well, I think there has
been a lot of pressure on Justin and his
staff and, really, to operate as an
auxiliary budget, even though they’re
not recognized as an auxiliary budget. So we’re going in the
right direction, Justin. And I do appreciate all
of your work on this. I can tell you, those fifth
graders from Coeur d’Alene High School and Post Falls High
School, it makes sense, As you’ve said, Dr. MacLennan,
yeah, we want fifth graders on this campus. We want to show what
college is about. And so these are
common-sense decisions. And certainly, the community
groups that trustee Howard’s talking to– those are common-sense
decisions too. So thank you for your efforts. GRAYDON STANLEY:
Thank you very much. CHRISTIE WOOD: OK, that takes
us to the board chair report. And I do not have a report. I’m ready to pass on the report. So remarks to the
good of the order. KEN HOWARD: Only by
way of a question so we can all sort
of anticipate this. The last time, we
had on the agenda nominating first reading
for Judy Meyer to be our– CHRISTIE WOOD: Emeritus. KEN HOWARD: Emeritus– thank
you– our first emeritus. And I was just wondering if
we have established some kind of a process for doing that. We have to have the
second reading on it, but are we going to have a
separate date for a celebration of that, where we can stand
around and have some coffee, and cake, and that
sort of thing? Or what are we going to do? Because this is the first time
that we’ve done this, and do we have something
in mind about how we’re going to go through it? CHRISTIE WOOD: The president
does have a great plan. Go ahead. RICK MACLENNAN: OK. So what Chair Wood and
I talked about would it be something similar
to this evening with the 10-year celebration to
have the agenda item moved up to the front of the meeting,
and have food and beverage outside of the room, and
adjourn briefly and celebrate. In preparation for that,
we’ve taken the background that was used for
the first reading and began creating a resolution
in a resolution format that could be read
at the board meeting. We’ll circulate that to the
board as we take those ideas. But if you have specific
whereas language that you’d like to see in a resolution,
get that to Shannon, and we’ll make sure that we
incorporate that in there. But there’s a lot of
good background already. So the idea would be, then,
to present that, act upon it, celebrate it, and then reconvene
the board meeting afterwards the day of the board meeting. KEN HOWARD: Do we have
some kind of memento, a plaque, or whatever that’s
going to be a tradition when we do the emeritus? CHRISTIE WOOD:
Pardon me, Shannon. SHANNON: The resolution
will be framed. RICK MACLENNAN: The
resolution will be framed. CHRISTIE WOOD: Will be framed. And with our emeritus
status comes the lifetime parking, the lifetime– RICK MACLENNAN: All the rates– CHRISTIE WOOD: –athletic– RICK MACLENNAN:
Appertaining there unto. CHRISTIE WOOD: Yes. Trustee Banducci? TODD BANDUCCI: I was hoping– and maybe you have
it– there was a letter being prepared for your
signature for our submission for the conference in October. CHRISTIE WOOD: I signed it. TODD BANDUCCI: OK, good. CHRISTIE WOOD: Done. TODD BANDUCCI: So I
guess for the good order, we are preparing to go present
it in October as a college. CHRISTIE WOOD: Yeah,
it will be great. OK, so the next board meeting– our former trustee
Meyer has indicated she can be here in
the anticipation that– since we’ve nominated
her, the anticipation that we will approve this. And so we’ll celebrate
with her then. Anything else for the
good of the order? With that, I adjourn. Hey, I don’t want to touch the–