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Board Meeting Minutes - February 2012

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Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for February 27, 2012

The Board of Trustees of Sauk Valley Community College met in regular session at 7:00 pm on February 27, 2012 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
  • Robert Thompson
  • Andrew Bollman
  • Lisa Wiersema
  • Scott Stoller
  • Margaret Tyne
  • William Simpson
  • Student Trustee Halstead

Absent

  • None

SVCC Staff

  • President George J. Mihel
  • Attorney Miller
  • Academic Vice President Alan Pfeifer
  • Dean of Business Services Paula Meyer
  • Coordinator of Marketing and Public Relations Rachel Marco
  • Director of Foundation and Grants Amy Viering
  • Director of Human Resources Kathryn Snow
  • Coordinator of Financial Assistance Deb Stiefel
  • Faculty Member David Edelbach
  • Administrative Assistant Debra Dillow

Consent Agenda

It was moved by Member Wiersema and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board approve the Consent Agenda. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

President’s Report

Dr. Mihel reported on the ACCT Legislative Session in D.C. He also provided information on cost comparisons of tuition at other colleges and universities and indicated the comparison information is on the college website. He told the Board that IBHE has approved the A.A.S Degrees in Multicraft Technology and Sustainable Technology. He distributed to the Board the Nursing/Radiology test results for 2011 graduates. Deb Stiefel, Coordinator of Financial Assistance, provided an overview of the Pell Grant changes that will affect our students to the Board.

Reports

ICCTA
Member Bollman indicated that he, Member Wiersema, Member Tyne, Student Trustee Halstead and Dr. Mihel attended the ICCTA Legislative Summit in Washington during February.
Student Trustee
Student Trustee Halstead provided an overview of the events sponsored by the college and Student Government in the month of February and also upcoming events for March.
Foundation
None

Board Policy Review

Dr. Mihel reviewed Board policies 614.01 Student Activities Including Assembly, Rally or Demonstration; 616.01 Code of Student conduct and Disciplinary Procedures for Sauk Valley Community College and will recommend changes. He reviewed 615.01 Student Vehicle Parking Regulations and will recommend no changes.

Board Policy 510.02 Safe Vehicle Use (Second Reading)

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board approve Board Policy 510.02 Safe Vehicle Use for second reading with a minor revision. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Board Policy 613.01 Policy for Posting Materials (First Reading)

It was moved by Thompson and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board approve Board Policy 613.01 Policy for Posting Materials for first reading. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Board Policy 431.01 90-Day Introductory Period Policy (First Reading)

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board approve Board Policy 431.01 90-Day Introductory Period Policy for first reading. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Full-time Faculty Appointments 2012-2013

It was moved by Member Tyne and seconded by Student Trustee Halstead that the Board approve the Full-time Faculty Appointments for 2012-2013 as presented. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Tuition Adjustment 2012-2013

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Tyne that the Board approve a $2.00 per credit hour increase in student tuition starting with the fall 2012 semester. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Course Fee Recommendations

It was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the course fees as presented. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Capital Renewal Project Parking Lot Improvements Project

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board approve the application and architect recommendation letter for this project for submission to ICCB for action. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session

At 8:05 p.m. it was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Tyne that the Board go into closed session for the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the college; collective bargaining; closed session minutes review and 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 8.55 p.m.

Closed Session Minutes Review

It was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board having reviewed its closed session minutes as required by law, keep closed all the minutes that are currently closed and also that because the Board has determined the closed session minutes of meetings which have been tape recorded pursuant to the Open Meetings Act have been kept in accordance with the requirements of the Open Meetings Act, the tape recordings of the meetings through June 30, 2010, should be destroyed. 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 Member Bollman and seconded by Student Trustee Halstead that the Board adjourn. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.