Members Absent:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Michael
Representative:†††††† Derek Edwards
Approval of Minutes
Minutes of Board of
Trusteesí Meeting, December
8, 2004 and Minutes of Special Board of Trusteesí Meeting on January 5, 2005 were approved.
On January 6, Dr. Bell was taped at Comcast studio for a TV
spot that will appear on the Comcast local edition news interview which will be
a lead-in to CNN News.† It will be shown
two times a day at different times of the day for the next two weeks.† The interview was based on the key issue
community colleges, access--encompassing tuition and transferability and
capacity for community college students.†
A copy of the tape was available for the Board to view at the conclusion
of the meeting.
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity
Alicia Akerman and Paul Kalchik reported and distributed a written
report to the Board.
and Eat II was held on January 11 and 12 attended by over thirty evening
students talking about issues facing them on campus.
Services and Activities Budget Committee members have been selected and
the budgeting process will begin next week.
was a Club Fair and Legislative Breakfast on January 6.† Five representatives attended the
breakfast: Dave Upthegrove from the 33rd district, Shay
Shual-Berke from 33rd, Zack Hudgins from the 11th
and Skip Priest from the 30th and Senator Karen Kaiser.† Four students spoke at the breakfast.
invitation was extended to the Board to attend the Highline Student Union
Grand Opening on January 25.
Student Government members will be going to Olympia
tomorrow to participate in the SBCTC Legislative Ambassador Program.† This program is to advise students when
they are speaking to legislators how to listen and take part in the
Washington Public Employees
Gum-Lai Ross reported.
three new Classified Staff employees: Miranda Mineard, Office Assistant in
the Presidentís Office; Eliza Conger, Senior Secretary in Instruction; and
Annette Haws, Social Worker I in the Child Care Department.
fundraiser raffle at the Faculty and Staff Holiday Lunch resulted in $825
and 300 tons of food for the Des Moines Food Bank.† Thanks were extended to Trustees, Ed
Davila, and Mike Emerson, for participating in the raffle.
Classified Staff attended the Staff Training for Technical and Community
Colleges Conference at CloverParkTechnicalCollege in December.† The theme was Educate, Enhance and
Classified Staff attended the Extended Learning Notary Class to receive
their official Notary Certification.
Classified Staff attended a workshop sponsored by the Greater Seattle
Chamber of Commerce.
Upthegrove requested and met with some Classified Staff members after the
Legislative Breakfast to discuss their concerns.† WPEA will actively keep the 3.2 percent
raise scheduled for July 1, 2005 before him.
Event is being planned.
Several Classified Staff will be attending South
Puget Sound Higher Education Diversity Partnership Institute Workshop on
February 11 at PacificLutheranUniversity in Tacoma.† The theme is ďKnocking Down Walls . . .
Several new WPEA representatives will attend Job
Four WPEA Classified Staff Scholarships are available
Education Association (HCEA)
Ruth Windhover reported.
At the beginning of this quarter, many Highline
faculty have moved offices with the opening of the Higher Education
HCEA is looking forward to the usual two meetings
scheduled with administration this quarter to maintain open communication
and discuss issues as they arise.
faculty will join with other Washington higher education members on
Presidentís Day to go to Olympia and talk with our legislative boards to remind
them of the need to support public higher education in Washington, not
only in the interest of students but in the interest of faculty and staff
Phil Droke reported.
Faculty Senate met for the first time this calendar
year.† There was discussion of
graduation requirements relative to the lab science requirement.
The Senate is supportive of the recycling efforts of
Approval of the Change in July 2005 Board of Trustees Meeting Date
It was moved by Arun
Jhaveri and seconded by Michael Allan to change of the July 14, 2005 meeting date of the Board of Trustees to July 21, 2005.
††††††††††† The Motion
Diversity in the
Allison Green, Coordinator for Cultural, Gender, and
Globalism (CGG) Studies Department presented a PowerPoint presentation to the
Board on Institutionalizing Diversity at Highline.† She gave a history of the Culture, Gender
& Global Studies Department and the Diversity/Globalism Requirement at HighlineCommunity College.†
In 1994 when the
faculty were developing outcomes for students across the board, a diversity
outcome was included and around that time the Curriculum Odyssey 2020 (CO 2020)
task force was working on general education requirements for the year 2020. †They recommended that there be a diversity/globalism
requirement which was eventually adopted and the requirement was actually
implanted in 1999.† Students who began in
1999 to earn an AA degree are required to get five credits of a
diversity/globalism requirement. †We
donítí have a diversity/globalism requirement in the AAS degree or the
professional technical programs although many of those programs are already
infusing diversity into their curriculum.
When the Culture/Gender/Globalism
Department was founded, it included womenís studies and ethnic studies classes
or departments working closely with the administration to develop. †The Strategic Plans in 1996 and 2001 have a
strategic initiative to enhance a college climate that values diversity and
global perspectives.† There was a series
of movements toward institutionalizing diversity into the curriculum.†
There are 41
courses that meet the diversity/globalism requirement and students perceive
that they are learning about cultural differences by use of a community college
student experience questionnaire.† The
CGG faculty are active across campus participating in the Martin Luther King,
Jr., Week, Unity through Diversity Week, and various conferences, lectures, and
workshops throughout the year.† Maintaining
integrity of the requirement, assessing the impact of the requirement, and
incorporating diversity issues into the AAS degree and professional/technical
programs remain to be the challenges.†
The challenges for the CGG Department include assessment of outcomes,
little time for the department work, and low enrollment in some classes.
Jack Bermingham reported.
were expressed to the Facilities Department and Administrative Technology
for the fantastic job they did in moving up to 70 faculty into the Higher
Ed Center and out of building 20 and into buildings 15 and 18.
were extended to the faculty that participated in Martin Luther King Jr.
week activities to not only
commemorate a great American but to bring his words and his values to life
on campus as a community and equally important not to forget the
intellectual integrity that his words and his values had and how much they
ought to be a part of a learning environment.
Laura Saunders reported.
With all of the faculty and staff that are moving in
and out of new and old buildings, there was a lot of collaboration and
cooperation across the departments of the College.† The Student Union Building was ready to
open the first day of winter quarter.†
CentralWashingtonUniversity will move into the
Higher Education Center and be ready to start classes spring quarter
Discussions have been occurring with
consultants on the East Coast about the possibility of getting wind power
on campus.† From time to time
research is done on the economics of electric power generation and wind
power.† A report will be given when
the research is completed.
For the last three months the State
Board has recorded only one error on the part of our Business Office.† This is an outstanding achievement.
Lisa Skari reported.
Reichert and her staff in Communications and Marketing do a great job in
getting press releases out to increase visibility of the campus.† There
were some great programs during Martin Luther King Jr. week and a
significant amount of press was given on the activities in the The News Tribune.† King Television will be coming to campus
to cover a lecture organized by Joy Smucker on racial disparity in the
criminal justice system given by King County Councilmember, Larry Gossett.
In addition, Sherry Reichert has been
coordinating editorial board meetings with Puget Sound Business Journal and Seattle Times for Dr. Bell and Dr. McIntyre, President of CWU,
to discuss the success of university centers.
on January 24, the Breedersí Theater, T.M. Sell, Playwright, will present
the play Viva Zavada at the E.B. Foote Winery in Burien to benefit the HCC
Foundation scholarships.† Tickets
are still available.
Ivan Gorne reported.
Student Union food services cafeteria and Bistro opened up the first day
of the quarter and the building is filled with students.† An ATM machine has been installed.† The evening Bistro is doing much better
than was expected.
Brown is the president of the Council for Unions and Student Programs, the
acronym CUSP this year.
The Board commended Dr. Bell and the Executive Staff for all
the work they are doing for the College including the visionary work on
international education, capital improvement projects, community relations
networking, and the services available to the students.† The Trustees expressed their appreciation to
Dr. Bell and the Executive Staff.
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 February 10, 2005.
††††††††††† † †††††† Study
Session†††††††††††† Building 25, Room 411
††††††††††† 10:00 a.m.†††††† Meeting††††††††††††††††††††††† Building 25, Board Room