Ed Davila, Chair, called
the meeting to order at He announced there will be an opportunity
under New Business on the agenda if members of the audience would like to make
a public comment.They must sign in on
the sheet at the door and comments will be limited to three minutes.
Members Present:Michael Allan
Members Absent:Elizabeth Chen
Jhaveri (Attended Study Session)
Approval of Minutes
Minutes of Board of
Trustees’ Meeting, November
18, 2004 were approved with the addition to the agenda item New
Business that Chairman Davila had instructed the Office of the President to
keep the Board informed of the discussion with students regarding the sale of
certain material in the Bookstore.Administration updated the Board during the Study Session.
The Minutes of the Special Board of
Trustees’ Meeting on November 17,
2004 were approved.
Saunders introduced and recognized two employees, Andrea Thompkins,
Supervisor, and Barbara Applegate, in the campus mailroom.The two of them processed 10,000 pieces
of mail in the shortened Thanksgiving work week of three days while two
other people in the office were on vacation.A great accomplishment and thanks were
Bell distributed the agenda to the Board for the celebration of the Puget
Sound Early College Founders’ Day on December 6 at the Federal Way Campus.
The founders were recognized most
of whom are from Highline Community College, including Dr. Bell, Jack
Bermingham, Jeff Wagnitz, Sue Kelly, Alison Green, Derek Greenfield, Terry
Meerdink, Karen Fernandez, and Michael Allen, and recognized Ann Joyce the
Coach from Puget Sound Early College, Michael Silver working with HCC on a
contract basis to establish good relationships with the K-12
administration, and Tom Murphy and Karen Dickinson from Federal Way
district.There are 55 students enrolled
and they are excited about the program.During the program, the students gave presentations of academic
projects that they had done.
Davila announced that Dr. Laura Saunders will be recognized for the
Distinguished Service Award through the Association as an outstanding
administrator in the Washington State Community College System.This award will be presented at PierceCollege on February 24.Congratulations were extended from the
Board to Dr. Saunders.
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity
Alicia Akerman reported and distributed a written report to
Recycling Committee has completed a policy proposal and are planning to present
it to Policy Development Council today.
will be on our campus soon so Student Government went to EdmondsCommunity College to learn
about how they are negotiating Services and Activities Fees with CWU on
their campus and to learn from their experiences.
Government has been reaching out to special population evening students
with disabilities on campus.Tina
Higashi and Alicia visited the College 100 class for students with
disabilities to provide them with information on services and resources
available to them on campus.
events include the following:Third
annual Winter Leadership Retreat on January 7 and 8; Meet and Eat II with
night students on January 11 and 12 evenings; and Highline Student Union
Grand Opening will be January 25 to showcase the facilities.
Programs have moved into the new building.
Washington Public Employees
Lydia Bracco reported.
A list was
distributed to the Board consisting of Classified Staff accomplishments supporting
the campus and the communities for this past year.
Spunkmeyer cookie dough fund raiser was completed for the WPEA scholarship
endowment fund for WPEA dues paying classified staff to help with
educational costs for certificates and degrees.There were 108 tubs sold with a net
profit of $1148.80, last year’s profit was $1086.00.Lois Ericksson was top seller selling 50
Food Drive for the Des Moines Food Bank was coordinated by WPEA and Phi
Theta Kappa.The barrels were
distributed throughout campus and the cash and cans will be counted and
delivered to the Food Bank sometime this week.
Classified Staff Training Committee reported that the training fund will
have used over one half of the $10,000 allotment by the first of
2005.The President’s fund of
$10,000 is allocated by thirds, with one-third for winter, fall and spring
quarters.Fall quarter requests
were over the allotment and Dr. Bell made up the difference, thanks to Dr.
of inviting members of other colleges in Region E to training continues
with the STTACC Winter Conference at CloverPark.The HCC Staff planning to attend the
training this year are Laquita Fields, Andrea Booker-Quantes, Cheryl
Carino-Burr, Tenaya Wright, and Deana Michaud.
The Board was very impressed with the list of the Classified Staff accomplishments
supporting our campus and our communities and they expressed their thanks.
Education Association (HCEA)
Ruth Windhover reported.
HCEA held a meeting last week with the faculty to
discuss the new contract and explained its implementation because there
were quite a few changes in the contract.
The revised draft of the Constitution and Bylaws is
almost ready to send out to the members and a membership meeting will be
held in January.
In her role as the Higher Ed Chair for the WEA, she
has been attending HECB meetings, State Board meetings, meetings of the
Higher Ed Legislative Committees as well as others.Yesterday she attended a sub-committee
meeting of the State Board on its legislative agenda.The Higher Ed Committee of the Senate no
longer exists, it has been subsumed into an Early Childhood through Higher
Education Committee chaired by Rosemary McAuliffe.Craig Pridemore is the Vice Chair for the
Higher Ed Committee and is new to the Senate replacing Don Carlson and is
from the Vancouver area and
has ties with ClarkCommunity
College.They will be talking to him as soon as possible about higher
education in Washington and
are looking forward to working with him.Phyllis Kenney continues as the chair of the House Higher Ed
Committee and they are looking forward to working with her.
Phil Droke reported.
The Senate has not been considering anything of
importance during the course of the last quarter.A couple of meetings have been cancelled
because there was lack of an agenda.
There has been a movement at the state level to get
some common course numberings among colleges.It is felt by most HCC faculty that the
book with comparable courses is adequate.
There is some discussion continuing about the
reciprocity agreements among the community colleges to recognize each
other’s programs as being acceptable in fulfilling requirements of
students transferring between community colleges as opposed to just transferring
from the community colleges and the four year colleges.
Last month he attended the state faculty meeting in Kirkland
and there was nothing in particular to report.HighlineCommunity College faculty compared
to other colleges in the state has good support from and relationship with
Approval of the 2005 Board of Trustees Meeting Dates
It was moved by
Michael Allan and seconded by Mike Emerson to approvethe meeting dates
of the Board of Trustees for the calendar
year 2005 for publication in the Washington State Register as follows:
February 10, 2005
March 10, 2005
April 14, 2005
May 12, 2005
June 9, 2005
July 14, 2005
September 15, 2005
October 13, 2005
November 10, 2005
December 8, 2005
Ivan Gorne reported.
function was held in the Highline Student Union yesterday for faculty and
staff from CWU who will be relocating to the Higher Education Center and
HCC giving time for interaction.Tours of the new buildings were conducted.
All the athletic
teams did well this season, the Volleyball Team was more successful than
was anticipated considering the number of players they had.Congratulations to Jason Prenovost,
Soccer Coach and Director of Outreach Services, for being selected as the
Northwest Athletic Association of Community and Technical Colleges Coach
of the Year.
Laura Saunders reported.
Patty James, Director of Institutional Research, is coordinating
the re-hosting for HCC.By the
start of the new fiscal year all the community and technical colleges will
have moved all of their existing operational systems--payroll, personnel,
finances, student services--from the existing hardware platform which is
no longer being supported by HP onto a new platform.
This is useful in the long run as it will enable us
to begin rewriting a number of these programs many of which are legacy
programs from the mid 80’s into more contemporary languages and provide
the type of serviceand support
that we now know and need.This is being
coordinating out of the CIS and each campus has a coordinator.Around April 23 we will stop one system
and start another.
There is a recommendation coming out of the national
printer for educational statistics to accumulate a massive student by student
federal record database to be used at the federal level.There have been stories in the newspaper
about this.Some states already
have a statewide database for our public schools, this state does
not.There are a lot of
implications for us about privacy protection data and we’ll be concerned
with that.Laura is participating
on some initial reaction panels.
The Bookstore and Student Programs have moved into
the Student Union Building.We do
not have a permanent certificate of occupancy yet but occupancy should be
opened up on Monday and the building should be up and operating by the
first of the quarter.
The Higher Ed Center has occupancy permit and people
can move in but moving in will take place winter quarter.
Lisa Skari reported.
14, HCC will be hosting the Southwest King County Chamber’s monthly
luncheon which will be when Dr. Bell will be taking over the Chair
position of the Southwest King County Chamber.
Cashman will be our speaker for Commencement.
the CWU event on campus, someone came from a new publication called The South County Business Report
and spoke with Jack Bermingham and Priscilla Bell as well as some faculty
and took some pictures. Highline
will get some exposure in their publication next month in the education
The Seattle Times called about ESL
offerings and enrollment and information was provided to them.
The Federal Way Mirror called looking
for an expert on political science for some information regarding the
recount. Davidson Dodd will be providing
them the information.
Community College Times, a national
publication called to ask for information about a couple of HCC students
and their web startup that these students created for an online business. They are worker retraining students who
participated in Phi Theta Kappa and received their business AAS degrees.This showcased the SmallBusinessDevelopmentCenter and the worker
Jack Bermingham reported.
Dr. Bell and Lisa Skari for their efforts is getting the programming funds
for the MaST, an exciting project and an on-going instructional program.The faculty have been very engaged in
what the possibilities can be, not only in their classrooms but
programmatically and how it ties to their curriculum and how it will
evolve with opportunities at community curriculum education and to make
these resources something that is going to be extraordinary for our
communities that is tied to schools and to the public.
has been a successful quarter for the athletic programs, the performing
arts and drama.
Management Initiative has involved a number of people attending a
conference including Ivan Gorne, and Scott Hardin, Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs, leads the instruction side on that with a couple of
faculty, Shannon Proctor and Kathy Dunn, a team across Instruction to
develop some expertise on that.
is an innovative program, a nice collaboration, and an important resource
in our community.Jeff Wagnitz took
the lead in making this collaboration with the Gates Foundation and
multiple school districts and administration and has done a great job.
CWU event yesterday was very successful in terms of the number of CWU
people that weathered the pass to attend as well as the faculty on the
west side and from Highline with 100 people attending.Thanks were extended to his assistant,
Carrie Jolicoeur, for coordinating the event and also to the help of Sue
Kelly who works for Jeff Wagnitz, Sandy Moser, Pete Babington, Chris
Brixey, and Jonathan Brown.It was
great opportunity to get them into the new Student Union building.
Greenfield, sociology instructor, teaching in South
Africa this quarter and was able to run
an interactive video conference with studentsDerek has only been back for three days
and Dr. Bermingham has received a number of emails from Cape Tecknikon and
one was quoted as saying, “Derek has a positive and sensitive approach
toward teaching and learning and prepares well and his style of
presentation is brilliant.”He
recognized the great work that Derek did in furthering our partnership.
As an end of the year comment, Chairman Davila thanked Dr.
Bell for all her hard work for 2004 and the Executive Staff, Jack, Ivan, Laura,
and Lisa, for the outstanding job in accomplishing goals and going beyond them
and the Board is very proud of them and happy to have them at Highline.The Board is looking forward to 2005.Thanks to Derek Edwards for the legal advice
he has given the Board and thanks to Sandy Moser for providing materials for
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 January 20, 2005.