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Adopted Minutes
December 13, 2000
Rescheduled Regular Meeting


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 5:04 p.m.


Roll Call

Present: Creamer, Holden, Jeffries, Patterson, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Absent: Canady

Trustee Canady arrived at 5:07 p.m.


Additions/Deletions to the Agenda

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Canady and supported by Trustee Pelleran to accept the amended agenda taken from the cancelled December 11 meeting agenda.

Ayes: Canady, Creamer, Holden, Jeffries, Patterson, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Nays:
Absent:

Motion carried.

Chairperson Jeffries asked for a motion to add an action item to the President's report to discuss negotiations. The part-time CTU negotiations are underway and the Board had asked for some information at the November meeting. The Board will go into closed session to discuss this.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Pelleran and supported by Trustee Holden to add Negotiations Update to the agenda as item three under the President's Report

Ayes: Canady, Creamer, Holden, Jeffries, Patterson, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Nays:
Absent:

Motion carried.


Limited Public Comment Re: Agenda Items

Tom Ferris - I just want to make a few comments about the part-time CTU. I appreciate the support by giving this consideration in closed session. An update on the status is that we are involved in mediation? (tape becomes inaudible)


Chairperson/Board Member Reports

Chairperson Jeffries announced that Trustee Dave Patterson had been appointed to serve on the ACCT Member Communications National Subcommittee. He will represent the College well.

President's Contract - Chairperson Jeffries stated the Board received a draft copy of the President's contract for their review. (A copy of the draft contract is on file with the official Board materials.) He has received some comments and requests for changes.

Trustee Patterson stated he would like to see the President's compensation be pay for performance based. He was also concerned about personal leave days and feels that if the president needs to go for professional development, then it should be a part of her job and not based on having professional leave days in her contract.

Trustee Creamer agreed with the idea of exploring pay for performance and thought it may be able to be done in a short amount of time.

Trustee Canady stated that he agreed that maybe looking at a different way is good, but it should not be right now. It could be looked at in the future.

Trustee Holden agreed with Trustee Canady. This is something that will take time to explore. It is a complex issue.

President Cunningham stated she agrees and would welcome exploring a pay for performance contract. This concept has also been discussed with her executive team as a possibility of them paving the way for pay for performance. However, she would like to get this contract implanted and then look at pay for performance.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Canady and supported by Trustee Pelleran to approve the President's contract as presented.

Ayes: Canady, Creamer, Holden, Jeffries, Patterson, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Nays:
Absent:

Motion carried.


President's Report


Informational

Extension of Strategic Planning Contract

President Cunningham stated that over the last year Lee Whipple has given the College far more time than what's called for within his contract. Given the level of activity in the strategic plan implementation, the depth of college knowledge, the strong working relationship within the College, and the state of transitions currently underway, she is extending Mr. Whipple?s contract for nine months. This is provided for within his contract. During this time, he will be training other LCC staff on the AQIP process, assisting the Provost with program review, and working with Administrative Services and Information Technology and Research on service review.

Lansing M-TEC Update

President Cunningham stated said that the College is still waiting on the decision from GM. Capital Area Michigan Works! and GM have asked for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for a 60 day extension so the $4.2 million will not revert to the State?s general fund.


Action Items

Human Resources

Appointments

Faculty

Theresa B. Smith, Web Librarian, Library Information Services, Student and Academic Support Division

Tuition and Fees

President Cunningham stated that the Tuition and Fee recommendation was as follows:

A $1 per credit increase in tuition rates.
Elimination of the $10 application fee.
Increase in the transcript fee from $2 to $5.
The addition of a $10 per section fee for Virtual College courses.

This will take effect beginning Summer semester 2001.

President Cunningham stated that LCC's in district tuition rate is 6.7% below the State average, and 9.4% below the average of the 11 largest community colleges in the State. The rate changes recommended would still assure that LCC's cost to students is well below the State average, and will still assure student?s eligibility for the Michigan Tuition Tax Credit.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Canady and supported by Trustee Pelleran to accept the President's Report as presented.

Ayes: Canady, Creamer, Holden, Jeffries, Patterson, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Nays:
Absent:

Motion carried.


Closed Session

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Canady and supported by Trustee Pelleran to go into closed session for the purpose of discussing negotiations.

Ayes: Canady, Creamer, Holden, Jeffries, Patterson, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Nays:
Absent:

Motion carried.

The Board entered into closed session at 5:45 p.m.

The Board returned to open session at 6:38 p.m.

Trustee Pelleran left at 6:28 p.m.

Roll Call:
Present: Canady, Creamer, Holden, Jeffries, Patterson, Rasmusson
Absent: Pelleran


Public Comment

There was no public comment


Adjournment

Chairperson Jeffries moved to adjourn without any opposition.

The meeting adjourned at 6:39 p.m.

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