The meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m.
Holden (present telephonically), Jeffries, Mason, Pelleran, Rasmusson
to the Agenda
There were no additions or deletions to the
Public Comment Regarding Agenda Items
There were no comments from the public.
and Board Member Reports
- General Motors/LCC
Mr. Glenn Kirk, from General Motors, was present
to speak about the current partnership of General Motors and Lansing
Community College. He
thanked the Board of Trustees and President Cunningham for allowing
them to speak tonight about the activities occurring with General
Motors and the College. Mr. Kirk introduced Mr. Lee Webster, the
Director of Personnel and Labor Relations from the Lansing Craft
Center, and Mr. Brian Fredline, President of the UAW Local of the
Lansing Craft Center.
He said that currently there is a project for
launch training for the SSR product, which is the new Chevrolet sports
roadster pickup truck that is a convertible.
This vehicle will be built at the Lansing
. They are converting over
and changing the facility to become a world class manufacturing
facility, which will then require employees converting to new
techniques, new manufacturing mind sets, and training.
This process would require a great deal of training.
General Motors had begun the training process with a supplier,
but it did not go as well as they thought.
October 29, 2002
they realized all of the training necessary in order to meet their
deadlines and it wasn't working with the current supplier providing
the training. He
approached President Cunningham to assist with the training if it was
that afternoon Mr. Webster and he met with Mr. Tony Juliano and a team
from the Business and Community Institute.
The group discussed what GM?s needs were and how LCC could
meet those needs. There
were several meetings held after that.
On November 19, Mr. Juliano and the BCI team brought forward a
proposal that indicated not only does
know what General Motors needs, but the College can deliver and
offered a price. In
mid-December General Motors signed a contract with the College to take
over the launch training, administration and management, delivery, and
development of that training to work with people inside the plant.
As of January of this year, three coordinators and an
administrative staff began working on the project.
The pace quickened. Mr.
Kirk commended the team for their outstanding work.
He said that the team is working on the floor with the
supervisors, hourly people, and union leadership.
He said that they now know that the launch training and target
date to meet their deadlines will be met because of the professional
work of the BCI team. Mr.
Kirk asked Mr. Tony Juliano to make a few comments.
Mr. Juliano said that the work couldn?t be done
without the people. He
introduced the team from BCI, which included Steve Goethals, from the
Technical Careers Division, who is leading the team, Sean Quinn,
Glenys Warner, Carol Baker, Jan Chris, Judy Koos and Sue Mutty.
He thanked the team for doing such a nice job.
Mr. Kirk stated that this project is a great lead
in to the future partnership GM and Lansing Community College will
have once the M-TEC facility is completed.
He said that he is very confident with the professionals he has
seen in this project that the College is well equipped to making the
M-TEC a world class training facility.
Although the Board has not been directly involved with what has
been done, they are a part of the team.
He believes that the Board's leadership of allowing the
President to lead this College and do her job is paying off.
The President's leadership is evident of her hiring the
caliber of people to run these projects and being knowledgeable of how
businesses are run. Mr.
Kirk distributed pictures of the new product, which are on file with
the official Board materials. He
shared that he and others in General Motors have taken this concept to
their world-wide purchasing operation as a model for how General
Motors and their launch operations ought to be doing business
everywhere in North America. Mr.
Kirk stated that there will be visitors to the
plant and that will also be visiting
. He thanked the Board on
behalf of Mr. Wayne McDonald, Plant Manager, and the
for being such a great partner.
Mr. Kirk also announced that on
March 30, 2003
there will be a talent show in Dart Auditorium and the admission fee
is $10. The talent show encompasses all General Motors operations in
town and local union partnerships.
He said that all proceeds will be contributed to the Lansing
Community College Foundation.
Chairperson Jeffries asked how the College's
pricing compares to other vendors in the same line of business.
Mr. Kirk responded that the College is very
competitive and much lower compared to what they were paying before.
He said that they are getting more service at a better price
and more importantly for them is the partnership.
Chairperson Jeffries asked if General Motors
could involve the Board of Trustees on the briefings that GM provides.
Mr. Kirk responded, absolutely.
Olga Holden - MCCA
Trustee Holden announced that last week three
academic scholars and their advisors from
were recognized at a state-wide event sponsored by the Michigan
Community College Association.
Chris Holman, Executive Director/Dean,
Workforce Development, Executive Office
Mary Brown, Professor, Science Liberal
Studies, Fall Semester 2003 and Spring Semester 2004
Tapera Chiwocha, Professor, Humanities and
Performing Arts Liberal Studies, Fall Semester 2003
Ralph Gorton, Professor, Science, Liberal
Studies, Fall Semester 2003
David Grebner, Professor, Information,
Technology and Office Systems
Business and Media Careers, Fall Semester
Melinda Hernandez, Professor, Communication,
Liberal Studies, Fall Semester 2003
Dennis Hinrichsen, Professor, Communication
Liberal Studies, Fall Semester 2003
, Professor, Math and Computer Science, Liberal Studies, Spring
Paul Jurczak, Professor, Humanities and
Performing Arts, Liberal Studies, Fall Semester 2003
Dina Krois, Professor, Social Science,
Liberal Studies, Fall Semester 2003
Elizabeth Nobis, Professor, Business,
Business and Media, - Fall Semester 2003,? Spring Semester 2003
Jill Pennington, Professor, Communication,
Liberal Studies, Spring Semester 2004
Marcia Rysztak, Professor, Health and Human
Services Department, Human, Health and Public Service Careers,
Fall Semester 2003
Sharon Wood, Professor, Art, Business and
Media Careers, Fall Semester 2003
President Cunningham stated that the proposed
2003-2004 proposed budget will be forwarded to the Board in May with
adoption in June. She said
that she spoke at the Michigan Community College Business Officers
Association workshop the week prior and the news isn?t over yet.
The Senate and the House will also be reviewing the
Governor?s proposed budget. She
said that there was 4.3% economic growth projection proposed, but
people felt that was very aggressive.
President Cunningham stated that there are a lot of unknowns at
this point in time.
Vice President Gary VanKempen announced that on
February 3, 2003 the developmental reading and developmental writing
programs of the Language Skills Department received a letter from the
National Association for Developmental Education (NADE).
Vice President VanKempen read a portion of the letter, which
indicated that the developmental course work program of the College
received a certification for seven years effective
February 14, 2003
. The letter stated that
they received the Distinguished Certification, which is the highest
level of certification that NADE offers.
He said that in order to get this award the program submitted
data to NADE that shows the success of the students both within the
developmental program and once they move out into the general
education and career programs. The
data showed that the successful development students often do as well
or in some cases better than those students who place into the general
education and career programs directly upon admission to the College.
Vice President VanKempen thanked Mr. Bill Brown and other ISCD
staff for gathering the data, analyzing, and reporting it.
He also thanked Ms. Trudy carpenter who is the faculty member
in Language Skills who submitted the application.
He congratulated Dean Traynor and her division for having
received the award.
February 17, 2003
Regular Meeting and
March 4, 2003
There were no changes to the minutes.
Results Inventory Report - Access
President Cunningham presented the Annual Results
Inventory Access Report to the Board.
She stated that all of the Board's questions were answered or
included in the report. President
Cunningham said that this is an outstanding report in terms of
information for the College.
Chairperson Jeffries referred to the pie chart on
page 14 regarding sources of financial aid.
He asked if the child care assistance awards were included in
the data on page 14.
Mr. Evan Montague responded that it is not
included. The child care
assistance goes to an actual licensed day care provider. The pie chart
on page 14 represents direct assistance that goes to students, which
is why the direct and indirect assistance data is separated.
Chairperson Jeffries asked for data that shows
what assistance the College is providing both directly and indirectly.
If the Board is considering raising tuition, this data will be
helpful to show that the College also provides assistance to students.
Chairperson Jeffries referred to page 38
regarding the Native American tuition waiver program, which has
increased. He asked that
more information be provided regarding why it has increased.
He understands that there has been more of an effort to
increase participation; however, it would be helpful to have data that
shows how the assistance the Legislature provides has decreased and
what the College provides has increased.
Chairperson Jeffries also asked that staff contact the other
community colleges to find out how much are they contributing to this
effort. He recommended
that the tribes be contacted in order to establish a partnership with
them. Chairperson Jeffries
asked who is monitoring the program in terms of the qualifications for
the Native American tuition waiver.
Mr. Montague responded that Enrollment Services
is responsible for monitoring the program.
The individuals have to provide tribal documentation of ?
blood and they have to demonstrate that they are a
Trustee Mason referred to page 40.
She asked for a breakdown of the different ethnic groups.
President Cunningham introduced Ms. Margery
Basile, from Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, who was the author
along with internal staff who provided some feedback regarding the
intellectual property policy. She
asked Ms. Basile to address the change that was made in Section III,
B, 1 in the policy from the previous Board meeting.
Ms. Basile stated that in her opinion it is fine
to make the change from ?and? to ?or?. By changing the word to
?or? it makes the policy broader.
It is a guideline for the designated administrator responsible
for the policy. She said
that the policy provides sufficient guidance to make the determination
about when it is
property and when it is the member?s property.
IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Mason and supported by
Trustee Heywood to approve the President's report.
Holden, Jeffries, Mason, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Chairperson Jeffries announced several meetings
he would like scheduled in the coming months for the Board to
participate in. Those
meetings include a half-day session to discuss updating the strategic
plan, several linkage dinners with various groups such as the Lansing
City Council, the Board of Water and Light regarding fuel cell
research and development. Other
meetings with the
and the Sparrow Board's will be scheduled to discuss the health
careers building and the College's partnership with them.
There were no comments from the public.
The meeting was adjourned at