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Adopted Minutes
March 17, 2003
Regular Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m.

Roll Call

Present: Heywood, Holden (present telephonically), Jeffries, Mason, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Absent: Canady

Additions/Deletions to the Agenda

There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

Limited Public Comment Regarding Agenda Items

There were no comments from the public.

Chairperson and Board Member Reports


Spotlight - 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 Craft Center . 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. On 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 possible. By 3:00 p.m. 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 Lansing Community College 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 Lansing plant and that will also be visiting Lansing Community College . He thanked the Board on behalf of Mr. Wayne McDonald, Plant Manager, and the Lansing Craft Center 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.

Board Member

Trustee Olga Holden - MCCA

Trustee Holden announced that last week three academic scholars and their advisors from Lansing Community College were recognized at a state-wide event sponsored by the Michigan Community College Association.

President's Report


Human Resources



Chris Holman, Executive Director/Dean, Workforce Development, Executive Office

Sabbatical Leaves?


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 2003

Melinda Hernandez, Professor, Communication, Liberal Studies, Fall Semester 2003

Dennis Hinrichsen, Professor, Communication Liberal Studies, Fall Semester 2003

Nan Jackson , Professor, Math and Computer Science, Liberal Studies, Spring Semester 2004

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

Budget Update

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.

NADE Certification

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.

Action Items

Approval of Minutes - February 17, 2003 Regular Meeting and March 4, 2003 Special Meeting

There were no changes to the minutes.

Annual 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 Michigan resident.

Trustee Mason referred to page 40. She asked for a breakdown of the different ethnic groups.

Intellectual Property Policy

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 Lansing Community College 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.

Ayes: Heywood, Holden, Jeffries, Mason, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Nays: None
Absent: Canady

Motion carried.

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 Ingham Regional Medical Center and the Sparrow Board's will be scheduled to discuss the health careers building and the College's partnership with them.

Public Comment

There were no comments from the public.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:13 p.m.

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