April 10, 2003



Executive Session

Board Code of Ethics

Board Standards of Practice

ACCT June 25-28

TACTC Awards Nominations

Study Session Extension

Spring Mission/Vision Workshops

Adult ESL Planning

Accreditation, Accreditation Team Visit

Institutional Effectiveness Plan

Annual Audit Report

2003-04 Budget

Legislative Budget

Community Impact Report

Process for Adding, Modifying, Eliminating Classes and Programs




Call to Order

Michael Allan, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:15 a.m.


Roll Call

Members Present:                              Michael Allan

                                                            Elizabeth Chen

                                                            Edward Davila

                                                            J. Michael Emerson

                                                            Arun Jhaveri


Attorney General Representative:       Michael Shinn


Approval of Minutes

Minutes of Board of Trustees’ Meeting, March 13, 2003, were approved.


  • Lisa Skari, Executive Director for Institutional Advancement, presented Highline Community 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 congratulations.

·         Jack Bermingham introduced Mark Jacobs, a visiting math faculty member from Cape Technikon in Cape Town, South Africa, as part of HCC’s partnership there.




Associated Students of Highline Community College

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 Council.

·          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 Association

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.


Highline College Education Association

No report.


Faculty Senate

No report.




There were no action items.




Small Business Development Center

Sue Williamson, Dean for Extended Learning, gave the background on the Small Business Development Center 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 Southwest King County 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 Small Business Development Center 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 Southwest King County.  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 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.




General Administration

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. 
  • Michihiro Kosuge 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 Portland State University.  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 selection process.
  • The Kill Deer birds have returned to the campus, but their nest has not been located. 
Institutional Advancement

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.
  • Instruction 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 Cape Technikon in southern Africa, along with HCC faculty Raegan Copeland, Meg Ryan, James Peyton, Marc Lentini and Judy Perry.
  • The 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.
Student Services

Ivan Gorne reported.

  • 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 Highline High 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 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  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 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 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.
  • The 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.”
  • The 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.
  • On 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.
  • There 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.





Unscheduled Business

Arun Jhaveri requested the Board’s concurrence for his proposal to the ACCT conference September 17–20, 2003. 


New Business




The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 am.


Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be May 8, 2003.


              8:00 a.m.       Study Session             Building 25, Room 411

            10:00 a.m.       Meeting                        Building 25, Board Room





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Michael J. Allan, Chair                                     Priscilla J. Bell, Secretary