The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved a reduction in Early College tuition and fees as well as several purchases at its meeting Tuesday evening.
The fiscal year 2020 Early College tuition rates will be $12.00 per hour for students in the NCMC district and $62.00 per hour for out-of-district and online and outreach students. The rate represents a $3 reduction for each rate to offset the total $3.00 increase in student fees.
Associate Vice President for Business and Finance Tyson Otto reported it was desired to keep the total per credit hour costs level for Early College students for another year. He said Early College students are high school students who take courses on-campus and not dual credit courses.
Approved purchases included an audio evacuation and fire alarm system from Tech Electronics of Columbia for $21,409. The system will be for the Frey Administration Building.
There were several Information Technology purchases. One purchase was the renewal of the Microsoft Campus Agreement, the college’s licensing contract, from Insight of Tempe, Arizona for $26,599. The price is for a one-year contract utilizing State of Missouri contract pricing. Chief Information Officer Alan Barnett reported this year’s rate was reduced from last year by about $20,000 due to ending a program that allowed NCMC to sell software in the bookstore. Barnett expected the cost of renewal to be more than double.
Annual renewal of the document imaging software Image Now contract from Hyland of Olathe, Kansas was approved as well as the purchase of an additional document imaging license from Hyland, which includes the annual maintenance for additional licenses, for a total cost of $26,516.07. Barnett said NCMC has had Image Now for about 10 years, and it is mainly used in student services.
Another IT purchase was computer hardware from CDWG of Vernon Hills, Illinois for $104,377.75. The purchase will consist of monitors as well as desktop and laptop computers to replace equipment in Hoffman and Cross halls, the Lager Laboratory, classroom teacher stations, and faculty and staff offices.
The IT Services budget will fund the purchase of the Microsoft agreement, document imaging software, and computer hardware.
The board also approved the purchase of 35 PCs and three monitors from CDWG at a cost of $23,560.77. Barnett reported the purchase would help replace PCs that were bought about five years ago. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds will fund the purchase of the PCs and monitors.
The board accepted the resignation of Alan Barnett with gratitude, effective June 30th. He was awarded emeritus status and his new title is Chief Information Officer Emeritus. Chief of Staff Kristi Harris reported Barnett has served NCMC for 24 years.
Jewell Harris of Trenton was approved as an adjunct instructor for nursing courses in the Allied Health Department beginning in the fall. Ashley Lamma of Trenton was approved as a clinical adjunct instructor in the Allied Health Department with a daily salary of $250.
A job description update was approved for the Nursing and Health Sciences Administrative Assistant. Harris said the update for the position in Maryville put it more in-line with the Trenton position and with the accreditation status.
The board approved the Green Hills Head Start Policy Council Bylaws for Preschool and Early Head Start for 2019-2020. Head Start Director: Home-Based and Early Childhood Sue Ewigman said there were no changes made to the bylaws since last year.
Trustees Doctor John Holcomb and Doctor NiCole Neal reviewed Chapter 2 of the Board Policy Manual regarding the Board of Trustees and made a few suggestions. Board Clerk Vicki Weaver said final discussion and action is expected at the May meeting.
The board set the date of a joint meeting and dinner with the NCMC Foundation. The meeting will be at the Alexander Meeting Room on the evening of May 16th at 5:30.
Weaver reported no action was taken in an executive session.