COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 9
MINUTES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
2004-05 Budget Planning
Strategic Initiative Report
Faculty Recruiting and Hiring
Board Professional Development
Call to Order
J. Michael Emerson, Chair, called the meeting to order at
Members Present: Michael Allan
Ed Davila (excused)
J. Michael Emerson
Attorney General Representative:
Associated Students of
Kolesta Moore reported and distributed a report to the Board.
·The Student Awards Ceremony will take place on May 26 at in Building 2.
·The applications for student speaker at Commencement are due by April 16.
·Student elections are May 19 and 20. It has not been decided whether to use paper or electronic ballots.
·A record number of 37 clubs have been formed on campus and they’re excited to take a tour of the new building on April 13. The Spring Club Fair was a great success with approximately 200 students attending. The Recycling Club is having an event today wearing their bright green and white t-shirts to promote recycling on the campus.
·April’s First Friday Leadership Institute had more than 40 students attend, the highest student involvement to date. The session was centered on group communication and understanding the dynamics of different work styles and how they work together as well as the effectiveness of a well-rounded leader.
·The Student Government extends thanks to Richard Fisher, Chief of the HCC Security Department for collaboration with the students on safety initiatives. Safety and security has been a big initiative this quarter and Richard has been working closely with the students giving safety hints and tips and sharing his resources with the students.
Michelle Tuscher reported.
·The WPEA Convention is April 30 through May 2. The delegates develop WPEA’s operating fund for the next two years. The Highline Community College Chapter attendees will be: Cheryl Carino-Burr, Lee Hall, Sandi Hall, David Hayes, Gerald Jackson, Dawn Saunders, Taylor Stoneback, Helen Buller and Gerie Ventura.
·The Classified Staff Training Committee has two new members, Bob Hermanson, elected by the classified staff, and administrative representative Janice Adams, appointed by Dr. Bell. Gary McCune, Chair of the Committee, says the committee is constantly looking at how the training funds can best be used and distributed benefiting a greater number of people.
·With Dr. Bell’s approval, and the approval of the
Professional Development Day Committee last fall, an invitation was extended to
the other colleges in the Staff Training for Community and
·The membership meeting day has been changed from the third Thursday of the month to the third Friday of the month from to to accommodate all staff members including those on different shifts.
·WPEA plans to participate in the Parking Solutions Forum scheduled April 28 to offer ideas and solutions for parking.
Ruth Windhover reported.
·Negotiations are continuing with the administration for the next HCEA contract period and it’s going well.
Phil Droke reported:
·No significant item to report except that the Senate has been meeting.
Barbara Clinton, Speech Department and Honors Program Coordinator explained that the Honors Program was developed for those students that were very motivated and academically successful and were interested in preparing themselves to transition to a four-year institution. When she started at Highline, she realized that there was an incredible diversity of students in her classroom with students under-prepared and some extraordinarily gifted students. There is an array of resources to assist the under-prepared students at Highline but not much to offer the gifted students. So she worked with the gifted students individually and gave some examples of those students. She decided that an honors program should be developed for these types of students.
approval of her Division Chair, Lonny Kaneko, she began to research the Honors
Program at the UW and other four-year schools in the state. Lonny told her that to make an Honors Program
work in a community college, it would have to connect to all four-year
programs. After working with some
faculty at the UW because she wanted the program to articulate directly to
theirs, she presented a proposal to
The Honors Program has grown from last year with 15 students working with ten instructors to this year with 120 students working with 65 instructors. The program is open to all students with 12 credits of college-level work with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. There are no honors classes but honors options. Honors option is a special honors project that a student works with the instructor in a regular class that turns the class into an honors experience for more credits. If a student does six honors options projects for a total of 30 credits, plus an additional five credits, he or she graduates as a Highline Honors Scholar. These five additional credits are earned through a seminar to put together student portfolios with personal statements, scholarship essays, etc, which can help the student to transfer to a four-year university and apply for scholarships.
Clinton gave a number of student success story examples where students have
overcome great obstacles and have received large scholarships and are
continuing their educational goals. One
student will be receiving a $32,000 full scholarship to UPS. Another student, Donnie Schwendeman, was
selected as one of 20 out of more than 1500 nation wide by USA Today’s All-USA
Community and Junior College Academic First Team and will be featured in
extended her gratitude to
The Board extended congratulations and commended Dr. Clinton for her dedication and commitment in developing the program and they extended thanks to the 65 faculty who have volunteered and agreed to encourage the Honors Program in their classes this quarter. Dr. Bell also applauded her for the work she is doing in moving the Honor students to the next level.
Ivan Gorne reported.
·A correction should be made to the Board letter from Student Services which should have listed Gloria Koepping under the heading of Counseling/Testing Center as receiving an award from the Department of Health for outstanding and dedicated service to the Examining Board of Psychology, serving as a Board member since 1999–2004.
·Toni Castro, Associate Dean for Diversity and Student Development Services has her staff doing things on a regional, state, and almost a national level presenting at conferences and sharing the good work that’s happening at Highline. She attended the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Conference and she was told that through her presentation at the regional conference, and her regional efforts, NASPA is looking at a pre-conference seminar concentrating on student services for community colleges at the national conference usually orientated to four-year colleges.
our Student Government visited the legislature in
·We received a grant to hire a Job Developer, so we now have a state work study job developer doing a terrific job, would like to find a way to keep her on staff, and maintain that grant. She goes out in the community and searches for state work study jobs and helps on campus as well.
Marion Davis reported.
·Re-striping, re-lighting, and reorganizing parking lots to create more space is going to be done.
·There is about $700,000 available from the Port for sound abatement for building 19.
·Work will begin on getting the building layouts decided for the Highway 99 building.
·Research is on-coming for other avenues besides on-campus parking including but not limited to the following: discussions with Metro regarding updating and upgrading the bus shelters to make riding the bus a more attractive alternative; a Forum on campus on April 28 for parking suggestions; distributing material on van sharing; reducing the number of permits issued on campus; continuing to meet with Lowes about alternate options for their parking lot; and a new Park & Ride Lot scheduled to be built at 272nd and Highway 99 as a possibility for further parking by carpooling from there to the campus.
Sherry Reichert reported.
·The Burien Lions Club has approved a scholarship for $750 for sight or hearing impaired students awarded for the 2004/2005 school year.
·Reminder, the Gala will be Saturday, May 15.
·Communications and Marketing has just released a request for proposals for a community perception survey. This survey will provide some information for HCC regarding its brand and image including publications and web site communications. The process is currently open and closes on April 16 with a selection of vendor going to work by early May. The work should be completed by early August.
·Dr. Bell expressed her gratitude to the Gates Foundation for their generous contribution of $5000 for the upcoming Gala.
Jack Bermingham reported.
Bermingham reiterated that parking is a challenge on every campus, including
was the yearly event that a group of
the Title VI A Grant we received on internationalizing
the curriculum, a workshop is scheduled this month focusing on assisting
faculty and promoting goal perspective within the curriculum. Bermingham attended a meeting in
·We’ve just received notification that we are getting 16 more Worker Retaining FTE’s. He acknowledged Dean Michael Allen, Nancy Warren, and John Huber in Worker Retaining for doing a fabulous job meeting the demands for all these students, even with being understaffed.
·Faculty searches are continuing which is an extra workload on campus for a number of faculty who are involved in those searches. This is taken very seriously, and that’s the key to our success in hiring great people. We had the good fortune to hire Barbara Clinton, and she’s making a difference in several programs on campus. She is just one of many stories that we’ve had over the years who contribute to our success.
·This year is the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision and faculty and staff are very involved in planning a week-long program of events in May to commemorate this anniversary.
The meeting was adjourned at
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the
Study Session Building 25, Room 411
10:00 a.m. Meeting Building 25, Board Room
J. Michael Emerson, Chair Priscilla J. Bell, Secretary