Minutes of Board of
Trustees’ Meeting, September
9, 2004, and Special Board Meeting September 22, 2004, were approved.
Dr. Bell announced that she received
a copy of a letter from Governor Locke reappointing Elizabeth Chen to the Board
October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2009.Congratulations were extended to Dr. Chen.
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity
Alicia Akerman reported.
Government will be working on the following issues this year: book
exchange, program promotion, smoking policy education, parking, recycling,
S&A fees for CWU students, outreach to students with disabilities and
evening students, and Student Union opening celebration committees.
that happened include the Candidate’s Forum on October 7 which brought in
representatives from the 30th, 33rd, 47th
districts and Rob McKenna, candidate for Attorney General; and Meet and
Eat, an open forum where students were able to meet Student Government and
discuss issues at the College such as parking and smoking policy.
there are 27 student clubs recognized and three more to get recognized at
the next ASHCC meeting.On
September 23 there was a Club Fair, and the first Club Leader Council
meeting was successful with 32 club members attending.
events include a legislative breakfast and another Meet and Eat event
targeting evening students.
Washington Public Employees
introduced the new WPEA president for this year, Gum Lai Ross who reported.
WPEA plans for the year include the following:meeting with the Foundation this
afternoon and Executive Staff November 1, and plans in process to meet with
committee members; job representatives are going to training; plans for
the upcoming food drive and spring bazaar.
Introduction of new WPEA officers were made:Lydia Bracco, Vice President, Tenaya
Wright, Secretary, Lorri Nystedt, Treasurer. Other committee members were also
introduced:Job Representatives: Gerald Jackson (not
present) Margaret Hunsperger,Norma
Finsterbusch,Gerie Ventura (not
Classified Staff Training Committee: Deanne Addy (not present), Amy
Fitzpatrick,Donn Walter; Safety
Committee:Sabine Walter (not
present), and Laurie Spivey; Budget Committee: David Chin; Beneficence
Committee: Lois Erikkson
Education Association (HCEA)
Ruth Windhover reported.
The faculty contract was ratified by an affirmative
vote of almost 95 percent.
Yesterday HCEA sponsored one of the Defining
Democracy events that have been occurring on campus all quarter, one at and one at for evening students.The events were to help familiarize
students with the initiative and referendum process here in this state. A debate on initiative 884, the education
initiative, between a supporter and an opponent, also took place.
Ruth will continue as the Higher Education Chair for
the Washington Education Association. In an effort to better coordinate the
state higher education segments, the legislature last year passed a
statute allowing the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) the
opportunity to have an advisory committee made up of the stakeholders
because the HECB is made up of citizens.The Board includes representation from our State Board for
Community and TechnicalColleges
and also includes faculty representation from both the two year and four
year institutions.Ruth alternates
on this advisory board with the president of the other higher education
faculty association in the state, the AFT Washington.There is a HECB meeting today when the
Master Plan is discussed which Ruth will attend.
The Board of Trustees made the following statement and
approved the following motion regarding the president’s contract:
The Board of Trustees has been very
impressed and enthused with the growth of HighlineCommunity College and its
exponential rise in national and international prominence.
This enhanced academic and
community stature is a direct result of the outstanding institutional
leadership of President Bell in addition to the tireless dedication and
contributions of her Executive Staff she directs.
Dr. Bell relentlessly defends and
promotes educational and economic opportunities for her entire student body,
faculty and staff.
The Board of Trustees recognizes
and admires the invaluable contributions of Dr. Bell and desire to secure this
resource and asset for our community at large.
Therefore, the Board of Trustees
will propose as an action item a two year contract extension from July 2005
through July 2007.This contract
extension contains an appropriate contingent salary increase subject to legislative
appropriations approval during the 2005 Washington State Legislative Session.
It was moved by Elizabeth Chen and seconded by Arun
Jhaveri to extend Dr. Bell’s contract through July 2007.
The motion carried.
Dr. Bell expressed her appreciation to the Board for their
support and continuing leadership of the College and said, “It is a great
partnership and I value the opportunity to be a part of this campus community
and to work with the outstanding faculty and staff at Highline and the great
student body here--a special place and a special opportunity.”
The contract was signed.
b.Ratification of HCEA/Highline Community
It was moved by Arun Jhaveri and
seconded by Elizabeth Chen to approve the HighlineCommunity College and Highline
College Education Association (HCEA) for 2004-07.
The motion carried.
The agreement was signed.
Jeff Wagnitz, Dean of Instruction for Transfer Programs, gave
a PowerPoint presentation on some of the things that HighlineCommunity College is doing with the
schools in our service area.This is in
support of Strategic Initiative #3 to strengthen and expand the presence and
role of the college within the communities it serves.He discussed the ongoing collaborations and six
examples of special initiatives.
The on going collaboration efforts include: Outreach
Programs, Running Start, Teacher Education, Credit Retrieval and College in
High School, and committee and task force participation. Outreach Programs create events on campus
bringing large numbers of students to Highline from the schools as well as attend
and participate in a number of events that occur off campus.The Running Start program involves Highline
in engaging in collaborative planning around curriculum making sure that courses
line up for students that transfer.The
Teacher Education Program requires collaborative partnerships to place cooperative
education students, and to work with Future Teacher organizations and Project
TEACH consortium.Credit Retrieval and College
in the High School give opportunities to the high schools that helps people to
make up credit if they are deficient in their school building or in some cases
to earn college credit while they are in their high school building.Instruction Cabinet and other faculty and
instruction staff are involved in committees and task forces in the HighlineSchool District, FederalWaySchool District,
District and KentSchool District.
He explained six examples of collaborative initiatives: (1) Professional-technical articulation (Tech
Prep) has increased substantially in the last two years to 342 students from 12
districts with 1929 credits or 128.6 annualized FTEs a partnership with high
school faculty; (2) Family Literacy Program which brings together adults taking
English as a second language in school buildings and creates some relationship
between their children and the children’s teachers at the same time; (3) Puget
Sound Early College, the Gates program, has 55 students from Federal Way,
Highline, Kent working as a cohort with Running Start curriculum; (4) Transition
Pilot Project that addresses students with developmental disabilities that are now
served by the public schools through age 21 on individual learning plans to get
them ready to enter the community and transition into adult independent living but
almost 70 percent leave unemployed and this program is to try and get them
employed and in a community setting where they can be successful; (5) Teacher
Education including para-educator Apprenticeship Project, Saturday
Teacher-Education Cohort, and a Grow Your Own initiative partnership with
Highline School District and Pacific Lutheran University to assist holders of
non-USA bachelor’s degrees to gain certification; (6) Students of Color Opting
to Reach Excellence (SCORE) a partnership between our Multicultural Services
program and our HCC Student Programs area working with high school career
counselors to get high school juniors and seniors onto our campus to look at
Jonathan Brown reported.
Employment Services had a successful Seasonal Job Fair with 325 students
trips for Student Programs this quarter includes Turkey, Viet Nam, Mexico, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan continuing to try and increase
enrollment of international students.
Services has 228 students that are being served this quarter.
Student Services hosted the first annual Faculty and Staff of Color
Conference held during Opening Week where people on campus came together
for networking and support.
continuing on the opening of the new Student Union Building and the Board was
invited to the grand opening celebration day on January 25 from 11-1:00 and
in the evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to highlight conference and event
services and new catering functionsThe first round of residents will move into the building on
November 22.Food Services will
open beginning winter quarter, bookstore will be in the building by the end
of fall quarter.
Early ChildhoodLearningCenter has 70 families currently being served
and the staff loves the new facility.
Laura Saunders reported.
There will be a meeting tomorrow with Central
Washington folks for the first time on the level of agreement
determining the operation of the Higher Education Center.
The new lighting has been installed in the South
Parking Lot and the same type of lighting will be in the North
the East Lot depends on getting more funds. Campus art in connection with new
construction will be installed November 16-18.
The budget is being monitored and expenditures are
A number of people in Administrative Services are
pursuing degrees and certificates, a tribute to the emphasis that is
placed on professional development at Highline.
Lisa Skari reported
Thursday Highline was a co-sponsor of Federal Way Chamber’s Women’s
Networking Forum, an all day event for women in business focusing on
networking and the topic was health and balance.There were 125 women attending and
Highline was featured with a table of employees from Center for Extended
Learning.This event was covered in
the Tacoma News Tribune on Monday giving Highline visibility in this area.
received a $100,000 grant from the State Board for Workforce Development to
develop pre-nursing prerequisites for employees that are already working
in our local skilled nursing facilities, Judson Park, Wesley, and MasonicCenter.The grant focuses on building a
culturally competent workforce and building the skills that will help the
employees in these facilities to be competitive in the pre-nursing prerequisites.The Nursing Homes are identifying and
selecting the students.
Jack Bermingham reported.
were extended to Ruth Windhover for her efforts in the HCEA
negotiation team also included Bruce Roberts from Economics, Alan Walton (chief
negotiator) from Mathematics, Kathy Oberg from Education, and Michelle Manber
from Psychology. The Administration
side of negotiations included Laura Saunders, Jack Bermingham, Michael
Allen, and Marie Zimmermann.It was
a great collaborative process for the new contract.
Faculty Resource Center focuses on faculty professional development and
their Summer Institute is often a collaboration across units with faculty
and student services staff to reach out into the community, for example
the SCORE program. The Defining
Democracy program is another example where a number of people from the
faculty and student services worked on a program that was a public program
on the campus that involved students as well.This was a successful effort this fall
with the election coming and mobilizing student leadership efforts to
enhance voter registration.
received notification of being involved in another National Science
Foundation project that was funded for $2 million over four years in
engineering.UW is the lead, CWU
and four community colleges, two on the east side and Seattle and Highline
on the west side are involved.It
is an effort to expand the recruitment of under-represented groups in
engineering.Highline’s portion is
$55,000 a year over the four year project.Rebecca Sliger and Bob Maplestone worked on this grant and it is
another example of the energy on the campus and in working in
collaboration with other institutions.
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 November 18, 2004.