The minutes of the regular meeting
on February 10, 2005 were
extended congratulations to Jack Bermingham for receiving the Werner Kubsch
Award from the Community Colleges for International Development at their
international conference held in San Diego in February.This award is presented annually to a
community college international educator, chosen by his or her peers, for
outstanding work in the international field.Dr. Bermingham has been instrumental in
developing and implementing Highline's international education program and
providing international curriculum, faculty development opportunities,
administrative staff development opportunities and improving education in
other parts of the world.
extended congratulations to Laura Saunders for receiving the Distinguished
Service Award from The Association of Administrators in Community Colleges
presented to her at The Association conference last month.
introduced John Dunn, Athletic Director.John introduced John Clemens instrumental in making the wrestling
program at Highline a success.Highline is one of only two wrestling programs at the community
college level which means Highline can only compete at the national level.The wrestling head coach Scott Martin
was unable to attend the meeting to be introduced to the Board.Mr. Dunn also introduced Yura Malamura,
student wrestler who won the national title in Minnesota this year.Yura is the first wrestler in Highline
history to win a national wrestling championship. Highline has had wrestling at the College
for 34 years and this is the first time a national title has been
won.The Board extended their
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity
Alica Akerman and John DuBois reported.
Activities Budget Committee has been meeting regularly.
Rights and Responsibilities Committee will meet for the first time this
A survey is
being created to see how students feel about the College Smoking Policy
and the survey results will be distributed next quarter.
extended to Virg Staiger and Dr. Bell for their assistance in the Student
Government having a first hand experience talking with the legislators and
getting involved in what is happening in higher education legislation.The Political Affairs Club will be
hosting a town hall meeting on higher education legislation to share the
information learned from talking with the legislators.
Washington Public Employees
Gum Lai Ross reported that everything is
going well for the Classified Staff and there was nothing more to report.
Education Association (HCEA)
Ruth Windhover reported.
Administration continue to have periodic meetings.
to the Constitution and Bylaws have been unanimously ratified by the
Windhover attended the National Higher Education Conference of the
National Education Association in San Antonio last weekend and
was pleased to be appointed to the Editorial Board of the Higher Education
Journal of the National Education Association.
HCEA and its
affiliates support professional levels of compensation for all public
employees, faculty, classified and exempt staff.Appreciation was extended to the Board for
their advocacy in adequate compensation, working conditions and benefits
for all workers.
Phil Droke reported.
discovered that there is a mismatch between what Highline claims they are
doing and in the planning sheets and what the Senate actually passed a
number of years ago.Next quarter
the Senate will be working to make sure that what is being taught and what
the Senate passed is in agreement.
No Action Items
Jack Bermingham, Vice
President for Academic Affairs, and Jeff Wagnitz, Dean of Instruction for
Transfer Programs, reported that preparing future faculty begins by recruitment
and outreach and then working with new faculty as they are hired.This process is critical in the development
of successful teaching and learning at Highline and is one of the most
important things done.Newly tenured
faculty will affect students and will represent the institution in the
community and move HighlineCommunity
College forward into the future.
activities include the following:advertising
faculty positions in the national Chronicle
of Higher Education; the local media; the State Board; electronic
resources; advertising in discipline related publications or meetings in the area
of discipline being recruited; ads in special interest publications;
participation in databases like minorities faculty identification program to
increase the diversity in the pool of candidates; faculty sent to national
conferences provide opportunities to mention Highline’s openings.
documents have been designed to let people know about Highline, where we are,
what our students are like, what our faculty mix is like and what the most
important things are to the institution to give a sense of what it is like to
work at Highline.
Active outreach methods
include sending a team to faculty job fairs in the California area for
recruitment; talking about Highline opportunities to graduate institutions in
the California area with high quality programs where there is representation of
diversity in their graduate students; conducting a Preparing Future Faculty Day
every spring designed to invite graduate students to Highline from the
University of Washington graduate education program giving the students an
opportunity to meet with faculty members in their discipline and talk about
what community college education is all about.
There is also “grow
our own faculty” recruitment methods including a formal internship program that
advertises and recruits people in graduate schools, and one year faculty
A number of Highline’s
professional/technical programs are hired as program managers where people are
brought in from industry.The program
managers work to see if they can get a professional/technical program to
flourish in their area of expertise and if everything is successful we grow
them into tenure track faculty in those areas where it’s possible.
Most new faculty
participate in a two-day statewide fall faculty seminar held by the State Board
where they meet other new faculty and spend a couple of days getting an
understanding of what goes on in a community college system in Washington.On campus there is a class that many of the brand
new faculty take, called Elements of Education taught by one or two of the very
best seasoned faculty on how to prepare a syllabus, grade students, and how to do
lessons and then over the course of the first year meet every couple weeks and
talk about their experiences in the classroom.While that education class is addressing the teaching part, the new
faculty also participate in a year long orientation series that’s operated by
is also the ongoing phase which keeps faculty involved, intellectually growing,
and excited about their profession over the course of their careers.Professional development funds are available for
faculty to travel, study, and do things they need to do. In the tenure process, faculty spend a lot of
time working intensively with their colleagues in their departments and across
the campus and with deans getting a sense of the expectations of the
institution, the culture of the institution, the community, and how to be
effective in the classroom.
After faculty have
been at Highline for a while, the Professional Leave Program provides a leave to
work on a project or continue their education.Faculty also get some additional support through post-tenure review to
help them find new opportunities and ways to grow.
A tour of the FacultyResourceCenter was available to the Board following the
meeting.This Center is the physical
centerpiece of the professional development work with faculty.This is the fifth year of the Title III
federal grant that provided funds for the Center.There is a wide variety of on-going resources
located there for faculty—from speakers and workshops and consulting faculty to
instructional designers—to help them with lesson planning and recent
technology.That resource is always
there to keep faculty engaged and it has very strong participation among the
Ivan Gorne reported.
to Yura Malamura for winning the wrestling national championship.
Allman, a part time international student program advisor, is appearing in
a play called “Private Lives” at the Woodinville Repertory Theater.A group of students along with the International
Student Programs staff plan to see the play.
of Color Opting to Reach Excellence (SCORE) conference was last week and
had an outstanding speaker.
had the first graduates from the Pepsi grant, which is a type of WorkFirst
program.We are hoping most of those
folks will get jobs and we’ll have a second round of students.
Jack Bermingham reported.
were extended to Facilities and Administrative Technology Departments for
their work to get the chemistry, physics, geology, and computer science
hardware labs moved into the Higher Education Center.These are not easy moves particularly
through the academic year and there’s been great cooperation and planning.Thanks also to a number of faculty that
spent a lot of extra time involved with the moving of the labs.
also to Raegan Copeland, instructor in international business, who has
done a fabulous job this past quarter sitting in for Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs, Scott Hardin, while he was on sabbatical.
Frantz, psychology instructor, was invited to participate in the Psychology
National Association Seminar held in South
Africa for a two week program and just
Jackson, a part time faculty, has taken a lead in initiating a very
successful program at the FacultyResourceCenter.
to Christiana Taylor, drama instructor, for the fabulous job she does in
producing the College plays and having a great program.Last quarter the students did “Twelfth
Night” and my family attended one of the performances and really enjoyed
applied for a grant last fall and were awarded for a project which will
give an opportunity to send a few faculty to South
Africa and Namibia
this summer along with some teachers from the local school districts.Congratulations to Kathleen Hasselblad
for doing some terrific writing the grant.It was a very competitive situation.
Laura Saunders reported.
is in the process of moving into the Higher Education Center and will
start classes on Tuesday, March 29.Highline starts spring quarter classes on March 28.
huge project for the spring is the implementation of the Civil Service Reform
Law.Part of that is the collective
bargaining contract for Classified Staff that takes effect July 1.There are quite a few changes in the
statewide contract for all of the colleges that are bargaining with one
Department of Personnel has decided as part of Civil Service Reform to change
the classification system going from approximately 1300 to 1400 different classifications
statewide to approximately 300 or 400.This involves reviewing every Classified Staff person’s job
description here on campus and seeing where they fall in the new
the end of March, Lowes takes over the ownership of the Midway parking lot
and students will not longer be able to park there.Construction should start in May if they
have all their permit paperwork into the City of Kent.About 100 cars park there on a regular
basis and there’s at least that many parking spaces vacant on campus.Participation in the transit subsidy
program has increased.
of Killdeer birds have been spotted on campus moving around as if they are
beginning to build a nest and lay eggs.A few male ducks have been seen but no female ducks, they may be
back in the bushes.A number of
raccoons are doing interesting things in the night.Evidently there is a large tree just by
building 1 where one or more raccoons will get up at the top and drop
things on people going by.
Lisa Skari reported.
quarter is gearing down which means spring enrollment is taking place and
to support the effort, Communications and Marketing put together a radio
campaign on KUBE 93.3 radio station getting Highline’s name on the air and
Office has released the scholarship applications for this year and they
revamped and simplified the process making it less difficult for students
Board was reminded that the Gala is April 30 and invitations should be
ready next week and auction items are being received.
The April Board meeting
The meeting was
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly scheduled
meeting of the Board of Trustees will be May 12, 2005.