Mike Emerson, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m. and
welcomed the new Trustee, Karen
Vander Ark to
Karen Vander Ark
Creighton (attended Study Session meeting)
Attorney General Representative:Derek
Approval of Minutes
of Board of Trustees’ Meeting, October
13, 2005 were approved with the correction in the Highline College Education
Association’s report that Mike Emerson was the trustee representative on the
search committee to replace Earl Hale.Mr. Emerson is not on that committee.
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity College
Paul Kalchik reported.
ASHCC officers Julien Torrez, Treasurer/Clubs
Diplomat, and Alex Bozhko, Student Senator were introduced.
The Candidates Forum coordinated by ASHCC was
held on campus and included King County Executive candidates, Ron Sims,
Gentry Lang and David Irons.Some
city councilmember candidates for Des
Moines also participated.Thanks to Virg Staiger for his
ASHCC is looking into purchasing a Thunderbird
mascot for Highline.
ASHCC is participating on the Strategic
Recruitment and Retention Committee with Ivan Gorne.
An ASHCC representative will be included on the
Strategic Planning process.
Student Senator, Huy Pham is working on the
Recycling Policy with Woody Moses.
Katie Hutchison, Student Senator, is working with
Ivan Gorne and Toni Castro on the InterculturalCenter.
A survey was conducted on the needs and concerns
of evening students.A summary of
the survey was distributed.
Julien Torrez is working on the P3
project to teach student leaders on parliamentary procedures to help them
conduct more effective club meetings.
ASHCC is working on the leadership conference for
local high school leaders in the area.
Public Employees Association
Gum Lai Ross reported.
WPEA is conducting the Otis Spunkmeyer cookie
dough sales to support the scholarship endowment for classified staff
which ends November 14th.
Gerie Ventura and Gum Lai attended the 10th
Annual Faculty & Staff of Color Conference in Pasco in October.
The WPEA officers will be have the fall quarter
meeting with Executive Staff today.
The WPEA meeting is November 15 from 7-9:00 p.m.
in building 7.The local chapter
meeting has been cancelled for this month.
The job representatives will be taking the second
part of their training in January.
HighlineCollege Education Association
Ruth Windhover reported.
On behalf of the Highline College Education
Association, Ruth welcomed Ms. Vander Ark to the Board of Trustees.
Campus Equity Week took place last week on campus
and HCC’s part-time instructors were honored.One half of the instruction in the
system wide technical & community colleges is delivered by part time
instructors who average only 57 percent of the average full time
The Highline College Education Association will
be holding its executive board election next week.The elected executive board will take
office in January.
Phil Droke reported.
The Senate is examining the graduation
requirement for the laboratory science credits.
They are also looking at the state movement
toward a common course numbering system.
The Faculty Association Conference held at
Highline was very successful with over 120 people attending from across
No action items.
Barbara Clinton, Honors Program Coordinator and Speech
Instructor described the Honors Program that she started at HighlineCommunity College.The program was piloted in spring of 2003
with 15 students and began in the fall of 2003 with 30 students.Spring of 2004 ended with 75-100 students in
the program and graduates received over $150,000 in scholarships, grants, and
aid as they continued on to four-year schools.Fall of 2004 started with 140 Honors program participants and ended
spring with 168.One-third of those
program participants graduated in June of 2005 with $427,238 in financial
aid.She gave some descriptions of these
HCC faculty members enthusiastically support students in the
program.Honors Option projects are done
by students at the discretion of the instructor, agreement for and support of
the projects.About 100 faculty members
participate on a regular basis.Honors
credits in the Honors Program in general education classes will transfer into
the University of
Washington Honors Program
taking the place of the required honors credits in general education.
Highline is the only community college in Washington with a developed and integrated
Honors Program.The Honors Scholars
Program serves a population that closely mirrors the demographics of the
College that is 56 percent of color, over 60 percent female, economically
disadvantaged first generation college students (the most diverse community
college in Washington).
Marion Davis reported.
§November is open enrollment for faculty and staff
medical packages and Human Resources is busy working to make sure that staff
have the necessary information to make their decisions.
·Some temporary electrical outages will occur over
this holiday weekend starting tomorrow to accommodate some of the new building
that is occurring.Acknowledgement was
given to Administrative Technology and Facilities for their commitment often
giving up their holidays so they can do work that is needed on campus so it
doesn’t affect the rest of the faculty and staff.
·The E911 program has been installed on the campus
phone services.Now when 911 is dialed
from campus, the emergency responders know specifically where on the Highline
campus the call is being made including which building and in many cases the
room in the building.This is added
safety for our staff and faculty.
Jack Bermingham reported.
§Thanks were extended to Barbara Clinton for her
commitment to students and going beyond the duties of the classroom to set up
the Honors Program.She is reflective of
many of the faculty who give extra effort on a regular basis.Another example is Phil Droke, Highline’s
representative for the statewide faculty association who agreed to be host of
the statewide conference at Highline which turned out to be the biggest
conference ever held.A lot of that
success is a reflection of what he continues to put into his teaching.
§Five faculty, Jessica Gilmore from the Business
Division, Larry Blades from Arts & Humanities, Chris Gan from Pure &
Applied Sciences, Ruth Frickle from Social Sciences and Kathy Oberg from
Health/PE and Education are working with Scott Hardin as the instructional
administrator to get the more faculty to participate in the retention
initiative to improve student retention.
§There was an NSF project that was part of a
consortium focusing on math-across-the-curriculum out of EdmondsCommunity College and included Dartmouth.Two of our faculty, Eric Scott and Angi
Caster, working together with a colleague at Edmonds were involved in actually putting
Ivan Gorne reported.
§Erik Tingelstad, Director of Career and Employment
Services talked to 30 employers who came to a job fair which was a terrific
§Outreach Services went to two education fairs in Alaska to recruit
students because now there is a waiver for out of state students that reduces
their tuition cost.
§In addition to recruiting, International Student
Programs started developing some seminars at the fairs so there’s an
opportunity for people who are more interested in Highline to attend a two to
three hour session where the parents and families can ask questions.
§The fall athletic teams are doing well.Volleyball team did not make the playoffs,
but both soccer teams start regional play offs this year in first place in
their regions and men’s and women’s track and cross country teams will go to
the Northwest meet.
Lisa Skari reported.
§Last Saturday night the Federal Way Chamber of
Commerce held their annual auction on campus with 200 people attending.This was the first time many of them were on
campus and they were impressed with the buildings and the staff.
§Next Monday is the scholarship donor recipient
dessert buffet from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the StudentUnionBuilding and the Board is
invited to attend.Vern Warmbo, one of
the Foundation Board members will be the donor speaker and the student speaker
is the recipient of the Des Moines
§Alana Young, the Program Coordinator for the Resource
Development office was hired.Alana is
both a Highline and CentralWashingtonUniversity
Chairman Emerson corrected the fact that Ruth Windhover had
identified him as a Trustee representative on the screening committee for Earl
Hale and he is not.He has been involved
in other areas of the search but not on the screening committee.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board
of Trustees will be December 8, 2005.