FY06 salary increases average 3.6% for staff
Approved salaries and salary schedules for all non-faculty personnel – Administrators, Academic Support, Office Support and Custodians – which average an increase of approximately 3.6 percent in wages, to begin July 1 except for those individuals whose grants may have a different starting date. In determining FY2006 salaries, as recommended by the administration, “consideration was given to the following: the college’s financial condition, state averages for comparable positions, local salaries and the percentage of increase granted (previously by a multi-year contract) to the instructional staff.”
June 30 could be ‘Landmark Day’ for RLC
Trustees were informed Thursday, June 30, could be “a landmark day” for Rend Lake College with the anticipated announcement of a Continental Tire Training Center in Mt. Vernon. College officials are expected to join with Continental General Tire leaders that morning to explain the training relationship between the two industry leaders and showcase a new facility within the plant.
Cooperative Agreements with KC, SIC
Approved one-year extensions of Interdistrict Cooperative Agreements between Rend Lake College and two other community colleges. Under such an arrangement, students are allowed to take programs at another college if their sending college does not offer that program . . .
• Rend Lake College agrees to accept students from Kaskaskia College’s District in Ag Mechanics, Architectural Technology, Associate Degree in Engineering Science, Computer Science, Diesel Technology, EMT Paramedic, Fire Science, Graphic Design, Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Heavy Equipment Technology, Horticulture, Hospitality Management, Manufacturing Technology, Massage Therapy, Medical Lab Technology, Mining Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Surgical Technology, Surveying Technology and Programming with Visual Basic.
Kaskaskia will accept RLC District students in Auto Collision Technology, Carpentry Occupation, Dental Assisting, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nail Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Therapy.
• Rend Lake College agrees to accept students from Southeastern Illinois College’s District in Ag Business, Ag Production and Management, Architectural Technology, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Industrial Electronics, Industrial Maintenance, Horticulture, Hospitality Management, Manufacturing Technology and Wireless Communication Technology.
Southeastern Illinois will accept RLC District students in Carpentry and Building Trades, Family and Consumer Science, Fire Science, Game Preserve Management, Human Services Technology, Shooting Complex Management, Forestry Technology and Outdoor Recreation Management.
Bids accepted for Wireless Lab equipment
Accepted the low bid received on four items to be used in the new Wireless Communications Technology program. From Tucker Electronics of Garland, TX – $17,244.00 for an Oscilloscope and $4,320.00 for an LCR Meter; from RS Electronics in Maryland Heights, MO – $14,791.80 for a Function Generator and $5,170.00 for a Power Supply.
Bids sought for west roadway intersection
Granted permission to advertise for bids for the west roadway intersection improvements, in order to widen the radius on two corners to enable semi trucks adequate room to make the turn into the new Applied Science Center as part of the Heavy Equipment Technology program. The estimated cost is $52,410, to be funded by contingency monies from the Applied Science Center Project, pending Capital Development Board approval.
Two resolutions authorize transfer of funds
• Adopted a resolution authorizing the transfer of interest earned on the Insurance Reserve Fund for the 2005 Fiscal Year – in this case, $109,982.60 – and for prior year expenditures incurred in the Liability/Protection/Settlement funds which were in excess of the amount of tax levy dollars received – $265,930.18 – to the Tort Liability Fund.
• Adopted a resolution authorizing the transfer of interest earned on the FY05 Working Cash Fund – $49,250 – to the Education Fund to help meet ordinary/necessary expenditures.
Erin Florian joins Cosmetology full-time
Employed Erin Florian as a full-time Cosmetology Instructor for Studio RLC, located at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon, effective July 1. This is a 50-week, tenure-track position funded under an Industrial Contract. Florian began teaching part-time for the college in December 2004 and has been considered temporary full-time since March. Prior to that, she was a Stylist for Charisma and a Designer Stylist for Regis Salon from 2001-04. Florian received a Certificate and Associate in Applied Science Degree in Cosmetology from John A. Logan College, where she also trained to become a Licensed Cosmetology Instructor.
Laura Johnston new Aquatics Coordinator
Appointed Laura Johnston to the position of Aquatics Center Coordinator, a 50-week, nontenure-track position with a July 1 effective date. She has been serving as Interim Coordinator since January 1, during which time she “has proven she possesses the needed skills and abilities to oversee the efficient and effective operation of the Aquatics Center,” according to administrative rationale provided. Johnston was hired as the Assistant Coordinator in July 2000. Her job description was revised as well.
Five Administrators get extended contracts
Multi-year contracts were extended to five administrators. Each was cited for serving the college “in an exemplary fashion” in a critical position and “would be difficult to replace.”
• Vice President of Information Technology and Student Services Salah Shakir was granted a six-year contract.
• Rend Lake College Foundation Chief Executive Officer Pat Mitchell was given a six-year contract.
• Randall Shively, Director of the Physical Plant, was awarded a six-year contract.
• Vice President of Instruction Jim Hull received a two-year contract.
• Dean of Instruction Lisa Payne received a two-year contract.
Bonus compensation for WIA’s Myers
Approved the issuance of a bonus compensation for FY2005 in the amount of $773.88 for Workforce Investment Act Coordinator Paula Myers, as authorized by Man-Tra-Con Corp.
Resignations accepted from three employees
Accepted resignations from three full-time employees . . .
• Gary Otey, Computer Technology Instructor at Big Muddy River Correctional Center since 1993, effective May 16.
• Associate Degree Nursing Instructor Vicki Seeburger, effective June 23.
• Music Program Coordinator Allyson Heitmeyer, effective June 9.
Obsolete equipment brings in $1,721
Heard a report indicating the obsolete equipment auction conducted June 9 brought in proceeds of $1,721. The IBM AS/400 Computer System and PBX Phone System had reserve amounts and were not sold.
FY06 Board Meeting schedule set
Approved the FY2006 Board Meeting schedule which will have Trustees meeting regularly on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center on the Ina campus.
Prevailing Hourly Wage Rate set
Approved the Prevailing Rate of Hourly Wages Resolution as presented, as required annually. The rate conforms with that of the Jefferson County area for construction projects.
Revisions to Administrative Procedures
Approved revisions to Administrative Procedures re:
• Stipends, including a new job description for the position of Assistant to the President for Athletics with a stipend of $10,000, a revised job description for the Athletic Director and increases for coaching positions.
• Fees, with changes to go into effect Spring Semester 2006.
• Vendor Solicitation, increasing the charge from $50 to $100 per day.
• Sick leave and how it is reported.
• Compensation for travel time for non-exempt employees.<