COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 9
MINUTES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
10th Day Enrollment Report
Budget 04-05 and Quarterly Reports
Resolution Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary
Campus Master Plan
TACTC Legislative Reception Review
Call to Order
J. Michael Emerson, Chair, called the meeting to order at
Members Present: Michael Allan
J. Michael Emerson
Member Absent: Edward Davila
Attorney General Representative: Derek Edwards
Priscilla Bell introduced Sherry Reichert, the
new Director of Communications and Marketing and gave her background. She has seventeen years of successful
experience in non-profit and higher education advancement, marketing,
publications, event management, public speaking, desktop publishing as well as
seven years in fundraising type of activities and publicity campaign
experience. Sherry has worked at
Kolesta Moore, reported.
· Committee reports--S&A Budget Committee has had two meetings, one for training and one to accept and approve the budget forms; the Health Committee is working on the Smoking Policy to designate temporary smoking areas on campus and smoking education for the campus community, and preparing a report to Dr. Bell on recommendations for permanent areas and structures for smoking; Student Book Exchange Committee is organizing a successful book exchange that will outlast this year’s Student Government and is seeking support from faculty and staff; Recycling Committee is researching the current system that is already on campus and ways to improve it; Safety and Security Committee is working with staff and faculty in publishing a periodic newsletter to the campus to introduce ways to feel safe on campus.
· The Senators have been trained and the Student Government team is complete.
· Thanks to Toni Castro for helping Student Government with the Students Rights and Responsibilities Initiatives and thanks to Bob Bonner for his help with getting James Howell, student representative on the Tenure Review Committee, orientated and comfortable with the process. Thanks to Michelle Tuscher for helping and consulting and assisting Student Government with different affairs and initiatives.
· Martin Luther King week was a huge success and a large number of students attended the various activities that were held.
Michelle Tuscher reported.
· A WPEA legislative agenda was distributed to the Board requested by Dr. Davila.
· Classified Staff Training Committee is holding their quarterly training session in the middle of the month which is open to the entire campus.
· The Board thanked Michelle for all she does on campus as well as the help she willingly gives to the students.
Ruth Windhover reported.
The first preliminary meeting with
On lobby day which was Martin Luther King Day,
Dr. Windhover and Alan Walton went to
There will be a national higher education
Phil Droke reported.
Resolution 68-04 Pertaining to Brown v. Board of Education’s 50th Anniversary
(Pertaining to Brown v. Board of Education’s 50th Anniversary)
WHEREAS, the year 2004 marks the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision – a landmark for equity in public education; and
WHEREAS, the decision reversed the long-standing separate-but-equal doctrine that had governed public education, including community colleges; and
WHEREAS, federal courts and “courts of public opinion” consistently favor desegregation efforts; and
WHEREAS, inequitable school funding or school district configurations have caused de facto segregation;
THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, that on the 50th
anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education decision, we, the
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we support efforts on behalf of local school districts to ensure learning equity for all students through institutional, political, personal and civic engagement.
To recognize this very important event
in our American history, it was moved by
Doug Myers, President of the Highline Community College Foundation, reported.
Mr. Myers highlighted some of the accomplishments of the
Foundation and goals for this year. The
Foundation assets have grown from just over $14,000 in 1990-91 to $933,000 as
Mr. Myers gave his four goals for the Foundation this year: (1) to reach the Foundation’s financial goals, $510,000, and build toward the future for the goal next year between $600,000-$650,000; (2) put systems and programs in place this year so that when the new Board begins each year, they can quickly pick up the work in the things that were previously effective and be immediately productive all year long; (3) working on attracting high caliber people for the Board, learning about who make good Board members and who do not, not looking for helpers, looking for people to take ownership in the Foundation mission and adopting it as their own; and (4) when Board members leave, they will look back on their time at Highline and remember the people and lives that they touched was one of their life’s highlights.
· In reference to the outcome of Highline’s accreditation and how terrific it was for the College, there was a validation of the strength of the College’s process by the fact that the Commission on Colleges, the accrediting association, as part of a two day workshop, invited Jeff Wagnitz to make a presentation about how Highline did its self study and the processes that were used. This presentation was part of the Commission’s formal workshop to train colleges and universities how to do their self study and accreditation process. This showed an extra piece of validation that reflects well on what the whole College did in that process.
The first meeting of the faculty negotiations
for the new contract for the faculty will involve time throughout spring
quarter and the rest of this quarter.
The negotiation team is composed of Laura Saunders as the lead, Michael
Allen, Marie Zimmermann and
· Many faculty continue to be active professionally outside of the College, a reflection of their professional development and how active they are in their field. For example, writing instructor Sharon Hashimoto wrote a book now available entitled, The Crane Wife. Sue Frantz from the Psychology Department presented a paper at the national institute on the teaching of psychology this past month. The faculty at Highline are great teachers and they take their profession very seriously and make significant contributions at the national level.
The Redondo pier project is continuing
forward. A team from Pure and Applied
Sciences involved in the dock, led by our Division Chair, Bob Maplestone, went
· Mary Averett announced that the Federal Way Campus open house is on February 19 between to raise its visibility in the community which addresses another one of the College’s initiatives. They are doing a lot of outreach into the community and hoping for a good showing and are excited about it. The Board is welcome to attend.
Ivan Gorne reported.
Martin Luther King Week activities had several
programs every day of that week and it was terrific to see faculty, staff and
students attending these programs. The
committee, chaired by Natasha Burrowes did a great job and one program brought a
representative of the Little Rock Nine from the original school who integrated
the high schools in
· Unity through Diversity week is coming up later in the quarter and the Board will be notified when it is scheduled.
· Expanding Horizons which is a program that brings middle and junior high school young women students on campus to hear about non-traditional professions is also being planned.
Dr. Gorne recognized Toni Castro who is
attending a judicial officer’s conference because she is the lead person on
campus dealing with our discipline codes, students’ rights and
responsibilities. She also made a
presentation and wrote an article called
Laura Saunders reported.
· Construction update report was distributed. Highline did not receive approval from the State Board screening process to forward our two major projects for 2005-07 so planning is taking place to decide the next steps for the Performing Arts building.
· Legislative activities included spending time talking to individual legislators and the message is that every legislator that walks into a room with community college people says that we are the best act in town--responsive, accountable, efficient, effective, we are doing great things.
· A draft report on campus safety plans and programs and priorities was sent out to the campus community asking for their input. The Safety Committee will meet next week and report on the input and a final plan will be put in place for safety activities for the year that will guide our development of physical improvements and training and awareness with students. The students are doing a great job of publicizing that.
· Last week there were two unplanned power outages due to surrounding area problems not from the campus construction. A power outage is planned for sometime in March to complete some of the high voltage work. With all the construction occurring on campus, the whole campus will basically have been rewired getting away from the deteriorated system in which everything was interconnected. In addition, retrofitting of the hot water and potable water systems is being done at the same time as part of the construction projects.
Priscilla Bell reported.
· The College received another $5,000 Gala sponsorship check from Washington Mutual.
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
OFFICIAL MINUTES SIGNED 3-11-04
J. Michael Emerson, Chair Priscilla J. Bell, Secretary