Mike Emerson, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.
Members Present:Elizabeth Chen
Karen Vander Ark
Attorney General Representative:Derek
Approval of Minutes
of Board of Trustees’ Meeting for
December 8, 2005 were approved with a correction in the Action Item to the 2006
Board meetings list.The minutes
indicated that July 20 was a Tuesday, however, this is a Thursday.The notation following July 20 should have
mentioned that the meeting will have a different starting time.The Study Session will begin at 10:00 a.m.
and the Regular Meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m.
There was no correspondence.
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity College
Paul Kalchik reported.
The ASHCC legislative breakfast was held on
campus January 4 with four legislators attending.
The ASHCC legislative lunch was held in Olympia
on January 17 to speak with legislators about issues affecting HCC
including maintenance and operations funding for the Student Union,
students with disabilities funding, and digital library funding.Dr. Bell also attended.
The Clubs Fair was held on campus.There are 40 clubs on campus with new
The students have been participating in the
Martin Luther King week activities this week.
Public Employees Association
Gum Lai Ross reported.
WPEA has been restructured and effective January
1, the officers titles have changed from Chapter President to Chief Job
Representative, and the Chapter Vice President to Assistant Chief Job
Representative with all the same responsibilities.
The raffle held at the holiday luncheon in
December raised $572.00 for the Des Moines Food Bank as well as a large
amount of food.
Upcoming professional development opportunities
include the Diversity Partnership Institute on February 10 at PLU for the
classified staff and the Admissions/Registration Council Meeting hosted by
Highline February 8-10.
The Chapter Meeting is today from 12:30 to 1:30.
HighlineCollege Education Association
Ruth Windhover reported.
is involved in two of the campus wide activities, Defining Democracy and
Highline Reads program, sponsoring some of the events for those
meetings continue with administration to talk about issues.
were extended to new Board members, Rita
Creighton and Karen Vander Ark. for serving
on the Board of Trustees.
were given on some facts about community college faculty.
college part-time faculty teach half of the courses and receive 57
percent of the salary of the full-time faculty teaching the same classes
state wide, however, full-time faculty have many, many more duties than
part-time faculty.When part time
faculty are not paid well system wide, diversity in the faculty that is
desired is not achieved.The
solution suggested is to examine the faculty mix and reduce the
percentage of part timers by increasing the number of full time
time faculty salaries in Washington are
85 percent of Oregon and California
salaries for the two-year system.
faculty salary increments are fully funded and community college faculty
increments are not fully funded and must be appropriated by the
legislature every biennium.
statewide higher education system is not part of the state retirement
system but in the TIAA-CREF retirement system and is not something
negotiated locally and is a defined contribution not defined benefit
Phil Droke reported.
will meet the first week in February.
The Senate is
going to rewrite the Senate constitution regarding the professional rights
The Senate is
also working on the description of the science laboratory graduation
requirements in the catalog.
No action items.
King, Jr. Week
Toni Castro, Associate Dean for Multicultural/Diversity
Student Development, introduced Yoshiko Harden, Multicultural Student Program
Retention Coordinator, and Natasha Burrowes, Multicultural Student Programs
Coordinator.They gave a report on Highline’s
activities for this week’s celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr.The theme for this year is, The
Other Side of the Tracks: Race and Class in America.
The week long program serves to inspire, educate and
challenge the students, staff and faculty at Highline in continuing the legacy
of Dr. King and furthering the strategic initiatives at the College and put
into practice the meaning and intent behind Highline’s cultural diversity
policy, adopted by the Board in 1993.The program is a campus wide collaboration.The many activities planned for the week were
described and a schedule of the activities was distributed to the Board.
Multicultural programming is planned throughout the year and
Martin Luther King Jr. week is one part of that.Unity through Diversity Week is another week
of activities and work is also done with the ethnic clubs to hold ethnic
heritage celebrations throughout the year such as the United Latino Association
held the Hispanic heritage month in October.
were extended to Toni Castro, Natasha Burrowes, and Yoshiko Harden for
Educational Planning and Advising reported 86 Running Start high school
senior students are being advised which is part of the Running Finish initiative.Fewer Running Start students are
enrolling at Highline after they finish high school.That number is going down and efforts
are being made to get that number up by encouraging these students to
finish their two year degree at Highline before transferring to a four
Jack Bermingham reported.
There are more than 30 faculty in the
tenure review process which disrupts ongoing faculty activities on campus
because there are three tenured faculty members on each of the probationary
committees.Even with a few people
on more than one committee, most of the tenured faculty are involved.
The Martin Luther King Jr. week is a
collaboration around the campus commemorating the life and legacy of Dr.
King and the commitment from the faculty to take those issues back into
the classes creates a significant broader education for the students.
Thanks were extended to Ruth Windhover
for her leadership role in the state on behalf of faculty and her
leadership role at Highline.
The process of recruiting has begun with
ten tenure track faculty positions for next year.Highline will be sending representatives
to the job fairs in California that are
sponsored by the California
Jeff Wagnitz and Alice Madsen are very involved
in working with faculty and meeting on a number of new initiatives.Highline anticipates the opening of a
second Latino Night School concept at TyeeHigh School
in February during this quarter.
The I-BEST program is another new
initiative that targets disadvantaged students to refine basic skills with
the hope the student will enter one of the professional-technical training
programs.Trying to get these types
of programs up and running with community partners and working in some
instances with other agency partners requires a lot of work and Jeff
Wagnitz and Alice Madsen have played an important role in meeting that
challenge.Being responsive to
community needs requires collaboration of leadership between the
administration, faculty, and staff and these initiatives are important and
make a significant difference in the lives of the students.
Lisa Skari reported.
is one of six finalists in the nation, the only one in the Pacific Northwest, for the 2006 MetLife Foundation
Community College Excellence Award from MetLife Foundation, Jobs for the
Future.The award is given to an
institution for having a specific focus on evidence of institution-wide
commitment to, and positive outcomes for, underrepresented populations.Two program officers from Jobs for the
Future who administer MetLife Foundation Board were on campus for almost
two days meeting with students, faculty, staff, and some of Highline’s
community partners.They were impressed
after meeting folks on campus.Special thanks to those on campus who took time to meet with
them--Toni Castro and Yoshiko Harden, Jeff Wagnitz and Alice Madsen, and
Kari Cantey who wrote the proposal.A seven page report will be written and submitted to a review board
that makes the ultimate decision for selecting the College for the
award.Highline will receive
recognition at the AACC National Conference in April in Long Beach as being selected as a
Upthegrove and Priest wrote a joint article that was in the Federal Way Mirror last Saturday on
the importance of the university center partnerships.
proceeds from the play presented by The Breeder’s Theater on February 1 at
E.B. Foote Winery will go to the Foundation and support a drama scholarship.
the Gala is May 6 and tickets can be purchased online through the
Foundation website.The Gala will
be held at Cedarbrook and the Foundation Board has decided to add a dance
that evening after the auction.
Marion Davis reported.
Administration is in the midst of doing IPEDS
reporting for both the HR payroll program and the student data program.
Financial quarter reports are being completed to
be presented at the February Board meeting.
The 1098 report, in which scholarship
opportunities for the students to claim some deductions on their taxes for
their tuition, is being prepared.The 1099 reports are being prepared to send to all of Highline’s
vendors about how much Highline has spent with them.Payroll is doing the W-2’s for
The process of planning projects for repairs and
maintenance through the summer is being scheduled.
The budget is being prepared for next year.There’s been a committee putting
together a model for predicting tuition based on some enrollment/transfer
projections and based on past history over the last six to ten years.That committee includes people from
across the campus; Scott Hardin from Instruction, Becky Riverman from
Student Services; Patty James from Institutional Research; and Lisa
Peterson from the Financial Services.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 p.m.
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board
of Trustees will be January 19, 2006.