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PUBLIC NOTICE A meeting of the Madison Area Technical College District Board was held on March 2, 2022, in a hybrid format. Members of the public were given an opportunity to attend virtually through a phone line published as part of the notice. Board members present: Elton Crim (Chair), Frances Huntley-Cooper (Vice-Chair), Melanie Lichtfeld (Secretary), Shiva Bidar-Sielaff (Treasurer), Arlyn Halvorson, Randy Guttenberg, Joseph Hasler, and Christopher Polzer. Also present: Jack E. Daniels, President; Jon Anderson, Legal Counsel; Valentina Ahedo, Dean of Goodman South Campus; Turina Bakken, Provost; Rosemary Buschhaus, Vice-President of Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer; Tim Casper, Executive Vice-President of Student Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness; and Mark Thomas, Executive Vice-President for Finance and Administration & Chief Operating Officer. Others present: Shawn Belling, Chief Information Officer; Sean Green, Student Senate President; Laurie Grigg, Chief Financial Officer and Controller; Colleen Moore, Server and Storage Team Lead; Belinda Prahl; Senior Workday Administrator; and Kristin Rolling, Recording Secretary. Call to Order I The meeting was duly noticed and called to order at 5:39 p.m. by Dr. Crim. Routine Business Matters II Approval of Meeting Minutes II A There was a motion by Ms. Hasler, seconded by Ms. Lichtfeld, to approve the meeting minutes of February 2, 2022, as submitted. Motion carried. New Business III Communications III A Board Chair’s Report III A 1 Future Meeting & Event Schedule III A 1 a Dr. Crim reminded trustees about upcoming Board meetings and the District Board’s Association spring meeting. Student Liaison Report III A 2 There was no student liaison report. Mr. Green reported on behalf of the Student Senate. He reported that transportation and textbook rental were topics that were brought forward by students at yesterday’s Student Senate Town Hall. Applications for student senators are being accepted through March 6, 2022, with voting to begin at the end of March. College/Campus Announcements III A 4 Ms. Ahedo reported that Goodman South Campus staff dedicated time to attend the Achieving the Dream conference in mid-February. Goodman South Campus hosted Governor Tony Evers for his announcement on Madison-area Neighborhood Investment Fund grant program recipients. The campus provided the space for the $20 million investment announcement being made in the neighboring community-based organizations including the Urban League, Centro Hispano, Bayview Foundation, The Center for Black Excellence, and the Public Market. The campus also hosted an event for graduating seniors to help them complete their applications for the college’s Scholars of Promise program. This program supports eligible students with tuition dollars and academic and personal supports while enrolled at the college. Dr. Bakken reported that five new digital badges have been created to articulate Just Dane curriculum to Madison College credits. The program works with individuals who are experiencing significant barriers to employment and will focus on Just Bakery and Just Hospitality programs into Madison College educational pathways. Madison College signed a new 2+2 transfer agreement between our Veterinary Technician Assoc Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology through online coursework at The University of Missouri. The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District and Madison College are partnering to offer an Early College Education Academy. The ECEA will offer 11th and 12th grade students who express interest in a teaching-related education or career with the opportunity to take Madison College Education Pre-Major courses. Madison College launched new STEM pathways in biology, chemistry, computer science, math, physics, and statistics. These pathways are series of courses with clear directions for successful transfer into specific STEM majors at all UW-System schools. Madison College was featured in last month’s Acadicus’s national publication as one of nine higher education institutions in the United States successfully using Virtual Simulation. The college welcomed the second cohort of over 80 Wisconsin Army National guard who are receiving the Nurse Aid training and will be deployed to serve in our healthcare and nursing home communities and relieve some ongoing COVID pressures. The college recently received a grant from the Delta Dental Foundation to complete an additional dental operatory at the Truax campus for the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant programs. The Eastern Region will host an English as a Second Language open house on May 11, and has met recently with Workforce Development and UW-Whitewater’s small business team to discuss the needs of translators in the region. The Fort Atkinson campus will host a Metal Fabrication open house on March 10. English as a Second Language enrollments in the Northern Region continue to grow, with 70 of 72 seats filled in the Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced sections. The first Service Champion Certificate was completed at the Portage Enterprise Center with a cohort of 10 Advanced ESL students completing a welding certificate. The next cohort will be completing a Healthcare Certificate. Reedsburg staff and nursing faculty are organizing a 5K run/walk to celebrate community nurses and nursing alumni. A Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs grant was approved for the third year of the “Fun with Torches” welding camps for this summer in Portage. Shawna Marquardt, Northern Regional Director, was elected President of the Board for Columbia County Economic Development Corporation. Dr. Casper reported that the student Title IX training, Take a Stand Against Sexual Violence is available to students on Blackboard and also includes resources about services and other information that is available to students. The Counseling and College Success Department has launched a new mental health and wellness resource for students and staff, YOU@ Madison College, that is available online and provides tips and resources on everything from stress and finances, to academics and social connection. Student Access and Success staff have planned events to advance the goal of creating a “Back to Campus or In-person” culture for students. Three recent events helped to produce engagement with students – a Career Connection Week, a Student Services Open House, and a Transfer Week. The summer marketing campaign, aimed primarily at pre-college applicants, UW students, and current Madison College students, will begin March 7 and run through May 29. The Marketing Department recently won 2 silver American Advertising Awards (ADDY) and four bronze. Madison College student Kristin Shafel also received a bronze award in the Graphic Design – Animation or Special Effects category. Dr. Thomas reported that if conditions remain the same through this coming weekend, the college will announce the mask requirement on Madison College facilities will end, making it optional to wear a mask starting March 14. The on-campus rapid antigen testing clinic has been conducting more than 200 rapid tests per week for employees and students and will remain open for the foreseeable future. The fitness center construction project is nearing completion and will open for physical education classes on March 21, and open for students and employees April 4. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have completed their seasons. Spring sports – softball, baseball, and golf – all begin in March. The college will begin reviewing the ICAT survey results, which will be used to develop an action plan that will be used to guide the work in years two and three of the college’s ATD engagement. President’s Report III A 4 Dr. Daniels reported that Appointment Committee will meet to review the applications for vacancies on the District Board on March 14, 2022. Technology Services Update III A 5 a Dr. Daniels introduced Dr. Belling to share an update on Madison College Technology Services. Dr. Belling, along with Ms. Moore and Ms. Prahl, shared information including, technology services structure and strategies, cyber security, accomplishments in 2021, and planned projects for the upcoming year. Action Items II B Capital Projects Borrowing III B 1 Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Not to Exceed $3,500,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes, Series 2021-22I, and Resolution Establishing the Parameters For the Sale of Not to Exceed $3,500,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes, Series 2021-22I III B 1 a and III B 1 b Ms. Grigg reported that the attached resolution for General Obligation Promissory Notes Series 2021-22I is the authorization to begin this process and totals $3,500,000, including $1,500,00 for building remodeling and improvement projects, and $2,000,000 for the cost of acquisition of movable equipment and technology. Once the borrowing is authorized, the resolution is published as public notice per Section 67.12(12)(e)5 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Bids are then received. Ms. Grigg reported that the second resolution establishes the parameters for the sale of $3,500,000 of General Obligation Promissory Notes. The issuance of the notes is for the public purpose of the acquisition of movable equipment and technology costing $5,000 or more per unit or set ($2,000,000), and for the purpose of paying the cost of building remodeling and improvement projects ($1,500,000). The resolution limits the delegation of authority by stating that the General Obligation Promissory Notes may not be issued unless the True Interest Cost is equal to or less than 3.0%. The Board combined the two Resolutions into one Motion. There was a motion by Mr. Guttenberg, seconded by Mr. Hasler to adopt the Resolution Authorizing the Issuance Of Not To Exceed $3,500,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes, Series 2021-22I. and to adopt the Resolution Establishing Parameters for the Sale of Not to Exceed $3,500,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes, Series 2021-22I. Motion carried. Consent Agenda III B 2 General fund monthly financial report as of January 31, 2021 III B 2 a Request for proposals/request for bids/sole sources III B 2 b Supplier payments greater than or equal to $2,500 and schedule of checks issued for the period January 16, 2021 through February 15, 2022 III B 2 c 38.14 contracts for services January 2021 III B 1 d Employment of personnel III B 2 e Resignations and separations III B 2 f Retirements III B 2 g There was a motion by Ms. Huntley-Cooper, seconded by Mr. Polzer, to approve Consent Agenda items III.A.2.a. through g. Motion carried Adjournment V There was a motion by Ms. Mr. Hasler, seconded by Mr. Polzer, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:31 p.m. __ Melanie Lichtfeld, Secretary WSJ: April 11, 2022 102770 WNAXLP



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