Members Present:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Michael Allan
Members Absent:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Michael
Emerson (Attended Study Session)
Jhaveri (Attended Study Session)
Representative:†††††† Derek Edwards
Approval of Minutes
Minutes of Board of
Trusteesí Meeting, October
21, 2004 were approved.
Lisa Skari reported that the Communications and Marketing
Office and most notable the designer, Cherie Crowley, received two awards at
the recent National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Medallion Awards,
a six state competition.† The Board was shown
the awards and the pieces that were recognized.†
A bronze medal was awarded in the poster category for the Spring
Festival and a gold medal in the best brochure or postcard category for the Puget
SoundEarlyCollege.† Cherie was introduced and was congratulated
by the Board.
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity
Washington Public Employees
Gum Lai Ross reported.
from Human Resources Department has been invited to the WPEA chapter
meeting tomorrow to discuss questions and answers on sick leave compensation
Officers will be meeting on December 7.
There are two
new classified employees, Charles Zurcher, Maintenance Mechanic in
Facilities, and Meghan Spellman, Instructional Technician in Community
Access and Supported Employment.
11, she and Gerie Ventura attended the Des Moines City Council meeting and
spoke on behalf of the classified staff.
10, WPEA sponsored a three-hour Conflict Resolution Mediation Training.
faculty and staff attended the Professional Development Conference October
University of Washington
Advisor Workshop was attended by
several staff members on October 29.
events include: †December 8, at the
all staff and faculty luncheon WPEA and PTK will sponsor a food drive and
raffle; December 17 the Staff Training for Technical and Community
Colleges Conference will be held at CloverParkTechnicalCollege for all classified
staff in the state; upcoming job representation training will be in
December for newly elected officers.
Education Association (HCEA)
Ruth Windhover reported.
She attended the statewide meeting on November 6.
On December 2 there will be a meeting for faculty to
explain anything they donít understand about the new contract and to talk
about its implementation.
Instructor and Journalism Department Coordinator, and Sharon Hashimoto Writing
Instructor and Coordinator of Arcturus,
explained the Defining Democracy
program which was a series of forums coordinated by faculty and students to involve
students and the community in the democratic process. Events were held throughout
fall quarter on campus. All events were free and open to the public.
This program was organized last year by Susan Landgraf for a
one day event to get people talking about democracy and went from until with three different venues all over campus.† It was so successful that she teamed up with
Sharon Hashimoto and they submitted their idea for a project proposal to the
Summer Institute to have the program again this year which was accepted.† After feedback from other colleagues on
campus about the project and the interest of those wanting to be involved with
the program, including Student Government and Team Highline, it was apparent
that the program would have to be expanded from a one day event to events
throughout the quarter.
The events were very
well attended with some having more than standing room only.† Instructors devised assignments built around
the events.† The students were exposed to
a huge diversity of opinions and they got in touch with the political system
and they felt they had a voice.† One of
the things learned from the first Defining
Democracy was the importance of having as many different points of view expressed
as you possibility could.† They worked
with Team Highline to make sure that every point of view was represented.† The schedule of events was distributed to the
Board which was circulated throughout the campus and also reached out to the
community.† There was a website designed
by Janice Adams on all of the events.
Students engaged in
the events and were more informed about the democratic process and the election
process and many of them registered to vote and became more educated and
Laura Saunders reported.
The Board was thanked for requesting the Legislative
Event yesterday to show the legislators the new buildings on campus
showing the results of the last three years of hard work.
Preparations are being made to host CWU faculty to
campus to see the new Higher Education Center.†
The Student Union will begin occupancy soon and the
Bookstore is scheduled to move into the building before December 6.
Another example of the special spirit on campus is
the formation of a faculty and staff volunteer gardening group headed up
by Lisa Peterson in the Business Office with 27 people signed.† They plan to spend some time during
their lunch hours once or twice a month pulling weeds around campus.† This is not a criticism toward the Grounds
Crew but reflects the fact that people love to contribute to the
campus.† Lisa organized it because
at this time of the year she goes home in the dark and comes to work in
the dark and she doesnít get to pull weeds in her own garden and she
wondered if she brought a pair of gloves could she help pull weeds on
Work is continuing on the Highway 99 building
project.† The lease has been drawn
up and given to the owner and his attorney and the hope is that
construction will begin soon.†
Dick Cowan will be our interim director of
Administrative Technology with Dick Arbakís retirement.†
Lisa Skari reported.
25 is scheduled as the day to dedicate the Student Union Building.† It will be an all day event with Student
Programs showcasing their new building from 10-12:00, the artist will be present,
and there will be a community open house in the evening to showcase our
Conference Services to bring in potential users of that facility and the
new food selection and showcase the facility as a place to bring their
update Ė there is a statewide effort working with community and technical college
presidents to study their affiliations with particular groups in the
communities to make sure there is as broad a representation as possible
with these groups and ideally if there are several presidents involved with
these groups, they can make the appeal for community college support.† The list has been compiled and is now being
organized to determine the best people to work with the groups.† Lorna Sutton at the State Board who has
been doing the Legislative News
for several years is leaving and is being replaced by Suzanne Ames from CascadiaCommunity College who has been
spearheading this statewide effort.
6 will be the Studentsí Legislative Breakfast on campus at
January 24, the Breeders Theatre will be giving a Foundation benefit show at
E.B. Foote Winery and all proceeds will go to a scholarship for our
students.† Breeders Theatre was founded
in 1999 by Highline Instructor Dr. T.M. Sell, the playwright. †Nancy Warren, Director of Workforce
Training, writes the music for the musicals.†
Jack Bermingham reported.
faculty member, Derek Greenfield, on an exchange at CapeTechnikon in Cape Town Africa
gathered together a group of students from CapeTechnikon and put together a
video teleconference with the support of the U.S. Consulate in Cape
Town with students from Highlineís Darryl Bryceís
class of African American Experience and a few students from Bob Baugherís
Aids class.† This conversation back
and forth between the students began with the Cape Town
students wanting to know about our election and then the conversation
continued on to a range of issues.† This
was a remarkable opportunity for students on both ends to talk about their
perceptions of each otherís society.†
Something like this teleconference will probably be tried again
with our faculty and faculty there.†
Other faculty on campus have on-going relationships with faculty
colleagues abroad with our projects in southern Africa
and students interact electronically by email.†
7 Highline will host the CWU faculty that will be moving on campus to the
new HigherEducationCenter as part of the collocation
along with top administration including the deans from CWU.† Our faculty who will share program
interests will also attend.† They
will tour the new facility and the ChildCareCenter.† CWU will be teaching on campus spring
Printing Program recently won a prestigious International Award from the
International Gallery of Superb Printing for a printed piece that they
produced competing with 2700 entries from commercial print shops around
the world.† The award winning piece
is a full color book called Crosscurrents
that was produced for the Washington Community and Technical Colleges
instructors, Barbara Clinton and Ellen Bremen, presented papers at their
national conference in Chicago
a week ago.† Other faculty are also very
active in their professional associations such as: Kat Chappell, Medical
Assisting faculty elected as President-Elect for the Greater Puget Sound Chapter
of the American Association of Medical Transcriptionists and is currently
serving as chapter president for the SeaTac Chapter of the American Association
of Medical Assistants; and Babs Cerna, coordinator of that program is on a
national committee of the American Association of Medical Assistants.† Medical Assisting has special
accreditation and special certification that is part of the national
organization.† It is great to see
our faculty involved not only on our own campus but also involved in
national and local associations.†
Ivan Gorne reported.
a special environment with faculty, students, and staff getting together
to extend the opportunity to learn outside the classroom and apply what
they have learned to something that is happening right now.† That doesnít happen everywhere and the Defining Democracy program is a
great example.† The collaboration of
that program demonstrated that people are willing to go the extra mile to put
on this type of program including the students who do extra work as
well.† It is a lot of work for the
faculty and he commended them for putting together the program.† Student Programs as well as faculty and
other staff also collaborate to develop programs and participate in the
the Womenís Soccer team did well playing in the soccer playoffs but didnít
make it to the semi-finals; the Menís Soccer team play Saturday in the
area for the semi-finals and will play either Sunday in the finals or in the
elimination bracket.† The Womenís
Volleyball team is still playing at Mt.Hood where the NWAACC tournament is taking
Board Chairman Davila
thanked Dr. Bell and the staff for organizing the legislative event yesterday.
Two students, Amelia
Gilbert and Josh Diehl expressed objections to the sale of three publications
carried by the Bookstore.†† The Board
thanked them for attending the meeting and giving their comments.
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 December 8, 2004.
††††††††††† † †††††† Study
Session†††††††††††† Building 25, Room 411
††††††††††† 10:00 a.m.†††††† Meeting††††††††††††††††††††††† Building 25, Board Room