Process for Adding, Modifying, Eliminating Classes and Programs
Call to Order
Michael Allan, Chair,
called the meeting to order at
Members Present:Michael Allan
Approval of Minutes
Minutes of Board of Trustees’
Meeting, March 13, 2003,
Skari, Executive Director for Institutional
Advancement, presented HighlineCommunity
College’s All Washington Academic Team
members, Stefan Alano and Kelly Matthei, with their certificates along with their
picture with Governor Gary Locke taken at the March 27 ceremony in Olympia.Kelly Matthei
is a Nursing Program student and Stefan is studying business.The Board extended their
introduced Mark Jacobs, a visiting math faculty member from CapeTechnikon
in Cape Town, South Africa,
as part of HCC’s partnership there.
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity
Stefan Alano reported.
·At the beginning of the quarter, the campus
ambassadors hosted a welcome back table outside of Building 6 to hand out maps,
direct people to their classes and answer questions.
·There were 20 active clubs that participated in
the Clubs Fair held on April 7.
·The Voter Registration Committee completed the
voter registration drive and are hoping for
approximately 200 new voters registered.
·The Health Awareness Committee met over spring
break to work on several initiatives.The major initiative was to develop a smoking policy proposal which was
approved by the Associated Students to be sent to the Policy Development
·The Student Union Building Planning Committee
has been very busy.The construction of
the temporary kitchen has begun near Building 2.They are planning an “8 No More” Party on
April 23, to commemorate the tearing down of the building.
·The Services and Activities Budget Committee is
going through the normal budgetary process.All of the preliminary reviews of budget requests have been done and they
are ready to move into the deliberation stage.
·The Security Review Committee conducted three
independent forums last week to allow discussion of a wide variety of security
concerns.The information obtained is
now being relayed into a formal report.
·The Student Government are trying to find
qualified people to replace the current outgoing student government officers
for the upcoming elections next year
Washington Public Employees
Michelle Tuscher reported.
On April 18 there will be a classified staff training
event that is also open to all of the administration, faculty and staff.WPEA is encouraging people to attend.
The Opening Week Committee has requested that the
WPEA, Administration, Foundation, and HCEA co-sponsor the morning socials
for Opening Week.The WPEA has
agreed to co-sponsor and is contributing $100.00 toward it.
There will be elections for two new job
representative positions opened during the last contract negotiation.They will also be electing two board
members at that time.
The WPEA has been very involved in Affiliation Task Force
activities. By unanimous action, WPEA’s Board of Directors voted on March 29 to propose
to members that WPEA affiliate with the UFCW of the AFLCIO.Ballots will be mailed out to the
members on April 25 to be returned by May 15.At least 25% of the members of WPEA must
vote.Of those 25%, at least one-half
of the voting members must vote yes to ratify the affiliation agreement.
There were no action items.
Sue Williamson, Dean for Extended Learning, gave the
background on the SmallBusinessDevelopmentCenter
established on campus in February.This
Center was developed by an unique and innovative
economic development partnership called the Southwest King County Economic
Development Initiative (SKCEDI).This sub-regional
partnership consists of members from the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy
Park, SeaTac and Tukwila, the Port of Seattle, Highline Community College and
King County.It was formed to promote
the economic development of SouthwestKingCounty
to increase the number of area-wide jobs, increase household income, and
increase quality real estate development in the area.By summer quarter, it is hoped that there
will be student interns from UW Masters Business Program to provide assistance
for small business clients in the Center.Exploration is being done to possibly utilize HCC students and CWU
students as interns too.
Dean Williamson introduced Jennifer Shelton
hired in February to set up and manage the Center.She also serves in an advisory position to
the businesses, helping them make better management decisions, increase
profitability and operations, give them access to resources or refer them to
training that might best assist them.She explained that the SmallBusinessDevelopmentCenter
provides counseling, research, resources, and training to existing small and
medium sized businesses, as well as entrepreneurs that are past the idea stage
of start-up.The geographic area served
covers about 5,000 small and medium sized businesses in the surrounding
cities.The benefits to clients are
free, confidential one-on-one business advisory and counseling services; access
to resources, workshops and training; access to lenders and financing; and
access to technical assistance that the UW and HCC students can provide.The benefit for HCC is that it becomes a
focal point for the business community in SouthwestKingCounty.It also provides the business students at HCC
a chance to get mentoring from the UW MBA students, as well as participating in
real world work experience by working with clients at the Center.Clients are also referred to many workshops
and small business courses at HCC.
The future goals of the Center are to continue to develop,
deliver and publicize services that are beneficial for small business owners;
to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships; and to continue to
collaborate with the Washington Small Business Development Network.
There will be an open house at the Center today between and
Laura Saunders reported.
The bids from general contractors for constructing
the Student Union Building are due on April 17.Work has begun on the lawn area north of
Building 2 for the temporary cafeteria.
Still waiting to hear the final word for the 2003-05 funding
to get started on the projects.
MichihiroKosuge has been selected as the artist to develop some
art work for the campus.He is a
sculptor and architect and a long-time teacher of sculpture at PortlandStateUniversity.He will be preparing a plan for the
campus that has to do with the location of the art, and then he will be
creating at least two pieces.Dr.
Saunders expressed her gratitude to Lonny Kaneko, Tim Wrye
and the Washington State Arts Commission for all of their work in this
The Kill Deer birds have returned to the campus, but their
nest has not been located.
Lisa Skari reported
·The Foundation has accumulated
$16,000.00 in sponsorships for the Gala and the present count is 200
guests.The proceeds from the event will
be going to the scholarship fund and emergency assistance.
Ms. Skari presented the new Faces of Highline posters to
be displayed across campus that highlight the four initiatives of
excellence, involvement, innovation and diversity.
Jack Bermingham reported.
·On Tuesday, Instruction hosted a
group of students from the University of
Washington graduate program as a part of the UW’s Preparing Future
Faculty program.HCC has been part of
this program for the past six years, and having these students on campus gives
HCC access to potential future faculty as well as giving HCC the opportunity to
highlight the benefits of being faculty at HCC.
is currently searching for tenure-track and one-year positions.Some hiring has already been done, and
they are still in the process of interviewing and checking references.
Dr. Bermingham spent two weeks at the end of the quarter
at CapeTechnikon in southern Africa,
along with HCC faculty Raegan Copeland, Meg
Ryan, James Peyton, Marc Lentini and Judy Perry.
next few weeks will focus very significantly on accreditation.One of the challenges in the
accreditation process is the ability to tell the larger story of the College.The Task Force has worked hard to try to
weave some of HCC’s story about the terrific
things that happen on this campus and the great work that is done here into
the response that is required in the Self Study.
Dr. Bermingham recognized the fact that faculty are taking
on greater teaching loads by accepting overloads of students in their
classrooms because they believe in the mission of the institution.They’ve done a marvelous job of showing
their commitment to education.
The sixth annual Spring Festival will be on May
9.HCC brings in a number of high
schools on campus for the program.A new program has started for this year called “College &
Career Exploration,” tied in with HighlineHigh School that is targeted
to the entire freshmen class.This
program, along with the SCORE program and others, allows HCC to get
students in the junior highs and high schools thinking about college and
careers early and then, hopefully as they do that, their first choice will
be to attend HCC.
The “8 No More” Party commemorating Building 8 will
be held on April 23 from
to They will be filling a time capsule that
will be kept in the Student Programs Offices in the Highline Student
Union.There also will be tastes of
the temporary food service menu. There will be a gap in food services of
approximately one month, when the Student Union will not be functioning
and the temporary facility won’t be ready.During that time, there will be a caterer on campus next to
Building 2 from to to provide food service.
Women’s Programs hosted 480 junior high school girls
on campus for the annual Expanding Your Horizons event to encourage young
women to choose fields that encompass math and science.
There are 170 applications for the Nursing Program
and 49 for the LPN/RN Program for next fall; Enrollment Services and
Registration had 151 faculty use on-line grading,
which enabled them to get grades out more quickly; and 92 Para-educator
Apprentices have been registered for Spring Quarter.
United Parcel Service has partnered with Career &
Employment Services to offer an award acknowledging student employees on
campus at the May 7 Student Leadership Awards Ceremony.
sixth annual Unity Through Diversity Week will be
held April 28 through May 2.The
Keynote Speaker is Dr. Ed Taylor, Professor in the School of Education at the University of Washington, and his
topic will be “Leadership for Change.”
thirteenth annual Students of Color Conference will be held in Yakima, April 24 through 26.Yoshiko Harden-Abe has been elected
Treasurer for the Washington State Multicultural Director’s Council.
April 10, HCC will be hosting a Washington’s Achievers Mentor Workshop which gets people
together that mentor Washington Achievers in the various colleges and
helps develop mentoring skills.There are 40 Washington Achievers enrolled at HCC.
is an art exhibit in Building 6 sponsored by the City of Kent and the Arts Commission.
Last year Spring Quarter
there were 90 sections of classes dropped and this year Spring Quarter
there were 20 sections dropped, but enrollment is up to 107% of
target.The target was 4700, there
are currently 5015 students.
ArunJhaveri requested the Board’s concurrence for his
proposal to the ACCT conference September
The meeting was adjourned at .
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly
scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be May 8, 2003.