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Board Meeting Minutes - December 2011

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Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for December 19, 2011

The Board of Trustees of Sauk Valley Community College met in regular session at 7:00 pm on December 19, 2011 in the Third floor board room at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 Illinois Route #2, Dixon, Illinois.

Call to Order

Chair Andersen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and the following members answered roll call:

  • Ed Andersen
  • Andrew Bollman
  • Lisa Wiersema
  • Margaret Tyne
  • William Simpson
  • Student Trustee Halstead
  • Robert Thompson                    

Absent

  • Scott Stoller

SVCC Staff

  • President George J. Mihel
  • Attorney Miller
  • Academic Vice President Alan Pfeifer
  • Dean of Business Services Paula Meyer
  • Dean of Student Services Luis Moreno
  • Director of Building and Grounds John Ditto
  • Dean of Health Professions
  • Faculty Member Steve Nunez
  • Faculty Member David Edelbach
  • Coordinator of Marketing and Public Relations
  • Administrative Assistant Debra Dillow

Consent Agenda

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the Consent Agenda with Agenda Item 2.8 IGEN Agreement removed for clarification. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

After clarification was complete, it was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve Consent Agenda Item 2.8 IGEN Agreement. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

President’s Report

Dr. Mihel reported to the Board that representatives from the college including faculty have been visiting other colleges to view their science labs. Dr. Mihel distributed to the Board the 2011 Annual report and the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Mr. John Petrakis from the Princeton Fire Department and Mr. Jeff Bryant from the Amboy Fire Department, along with Janet Lynch, provided a presentation on the Fire Science program and what will be provided if the program is approved.

Reports

ICCTA
Nothing to report at this time.
Student Trustee
Student Trustee Halstead provided an overview of the events sponsored by the college and Student Government in the month of December and also upcoming events for January.
Foundation
No report.

Board Policy Review

Dr. Mihel reviewed Board Policies 601.01 Rights and Responsibilities of Students and 602.02 College Assessment Policy and will recommend no changes. He reviewed 602.01 Student Admission, Retention, and Academic Standing and will recommend possible additions.

Board Self-Evaluation 2011

The Board discussed the results of their self-evaluation.

Closed Session

At 8:08 p.m. it was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board go into closed session for the purpose of appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the College; collective bargaining; closed session minutes consideration; pending litigation probable or imminent. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

The Board returned to regular session at 8:45 p.m.

Faculty Appointment Psychology

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Student Trustee Halstead that the Board approve the employment of Ms. Michelle Barkley as an Assistant Professor of Psychology starting January 6, 2012 at an annual salary $35,474 (pro-rated) for the spring semester. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Salary Adjustments – Non-faculty

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Tyne that the Board approve a 2.5% salary increase for all non-faculty as outlined above. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Employee Benefits Adjustments – Non-faculty

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board approve the adjustments in benefits and costs as outlined effective January 1, 2012 for all non-faculty. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Program Approval Fire Science

It was moved by Member Bollman and Member Simpson that the Board approve the Fire Science Associate in Applied Science degree program and associated certificate programs and authorize the administration to submit documents to ICCB for approval. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Fire Truck Donation

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the acceptance of the Chevrolet Fire Truck from the Chadwick Fire Protection District. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes of November 28, 2011

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the closed session minutes of November 28, 2011. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Adjournment

Since the scheduled business was completed, it was moved by Student Trustee Halstead and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board adjourn. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.