Mike Emerson, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.
Members Present:Karen Vander Ark
Attorney General Representative:Derek
Approval of Minutes
Minutes of Board of Trustees’ Meeting, February 9, 2006 were
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity College
Paul Kalchik reported.
New Student Government representatives have been
selected to serve on the Tenure Review Committee.
HCC and GRCC Student Governments played a
basketball game against one another during half time for the College’s
Men’s and Women’s Basketball games.GRCC won.
The Recycling Committee has been working on new
policies and promoting Earthweek at Highline.
Julien Torres, Club Diplomat and Treasurer
started an Intercultural Leadership Coalition to bring all the leaders of
the clubs together to help with events.
Work is being done to develop a high school
outreach possibly sending Student Government members to the local high
schools and recruiting leaders to come to HCC.
Follow-up is being done on the feedback from the
evening student survey regarding their concerns or questions.
Preparations are being made for the student
elections in spring quarter.
A request for a sidewalk going into the North
Parking Lot is being pursued.
Student Activities (S & A) Budget Committee
has begun meeting to review the budget requests.
Tenaya Wright reported.
The Health and Safety Committee had their
quarterly meeting and committee members include Classified Staff members
Lauri Spivey, Sabine Walter, and Lydia Bracco.The committee concentrates on issues
regarding the health and safety on the campus and also emergency
WPEA held open sessions at HCC each Saturday this
past February for members to attend and provide constructive input for the
upcoming contract negotiations.Thanks were extended to Dr. Bell for allowing the WPEA to provide
this service to the Classified Staff members.
Commendations were extended to Dr. Bell and
Executive Staff for the way they’ve communicated over the past few days
regarding the restructuring of the campus due to the declining enrollment.
Ruth Windhover reported.
HCEA also extended thanks to the Administration
for handling the enrollment difficulties appreciating their openness and
communication across campus.The
faculty will contribute and cooperate in anyway they can.
A letter of agreement was signed in the last
contract that review and revision would be made to the reduction in force
language as it related to full time tenured faculty.Bruce Roberts from the bargaining team
and Jack Bermingham now have a draft which is being considered by the HCEA
and a data run is being requested from the College to see what the
implications would have been for that language if it had been in place in
HCEA was able to secure Gordon Lafer who’s a
professor from the University of Oregon in the LaborStudiesCenter to come to
campus to speak about the Highline Reads selected book, Fast Food Nation.He’ll be speaking at the University of Washington and he has agreed to
come to HCC on April 22 to give two sessions, 11:00 and noon, as part of
the Honors Colloquy.He’ll be
speaking about the labor and employment issues that are discussed, in
especially chapter 3, but all throughout the Fast Food Nation book.
Phil Droke reported.
The Senate has revised and is recommending a
revision of the wording of the science lab requirement for the AA
degree.It passed from the Senate
and is moving toward the Policy Committee and is being shared with the
various constituencies on campus.
No action items.
Technology Advisory Committee Report
The Dean of Instructional
Resources, Marie Zimmermann, explained that the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) is a group that was formed to
provide advice to the president and to the Executive Staff on the issues of
technology that concerns the campus on a campus wide basis.Chair of the committee, Bob Bonner (faculty),
and Dennis Colgan (Executive Director of Administrative Technology), and Nancy
Kent (Web Coordinator) also participated in the report.
Detailed facts were
presented about the technology on campus and that Highline uses a distributed
model of support for its technology.Administrative Technology is responsible for the background work of the
College or the administrative work of the campus and manages the network of the
College.Instructional Computing reports
to Dean Zimmermann and provides technology for instruction, anything a student
touches related to technology is part of Instructional Computing.
In the spring of
1989 the Vice President of Instruction formed a committee to investigate and
eventually assist in placing computers on every faculty member’s desk, at that
time about 115 computers. These computers were not networked together and
everybody had their own office dot matrix printer. There were a few scattered instructional labs
but no centralized building, no replacement schedule, and no particular
oversight or control of the technology on campus.Most of the secretarial support on campus
used stand alone computers.Campus work
was done on paper and all key documents required hard copies. If the power failed, vital campus functions
could still be done.
Today there are about
five miles of fiber optic cable crisscrossing Highline’s campus and
Administrative Technology supports over 600 computers.E-mail is now the official means of
communication on campus and students rely heavily on web registration.Faculty can submit and are encouraged to
submit grades electronically.Instructional
Computing has its own building and many satellite campus labs with over 1,600
computers.Online and hybrid classes are
now part of the instructional mix and are increasing. Over 40 college campus classrooms are
permanently equipped with advanced presentation and instructional
technology.If power fails or if the
network goes down, most work on campus stops.
Software was changed
rapidly over the past seventeen years and one of the biggest issues was
training and keeping employee skills up to date.TAC supported these training workshops
through the PASSPORT training workshops.In 2001 there were ten workshops with 166 participants.In 2004 there were 25 workshops with 235
Nancy Kent, Web
Coordinator, demonstrated what has been updated on the Highline webpage and the
future updates being planned.
Marion Davis reported.
A new procedure will be started spring quarter to
distribute financial aid checks to the students.
The list of the summer projects is being developed
including the sidewalk request to the North parking Lot to submit to the
Exec Staff for approval.
The HR department is working on completing the
seniority list for the Classified Staff per the WPEA contract.
Lisa Skari reported.
Highline was not selected for the MetLife Foundation
award.Highline was one of the six
schools nominated and will be recognized at the AACC conference.Thanks were extended to Jeff Wagnitz and
Alice Madsen for their coordination of the MetLife visit to campus.
Highline is hosting the Southwest King County
Chamber Lunch on campus tomorrow.
The College identity, image, and branding
campaign process in nearly completed.This will include a new logo and brand standards.
The Gala is May 6 at 6:00 p.m. at
Cedarbrook.The goal is to raise
over $125,000 at the sixth annual Gala.Mr. Junki Yoshida has agreed to be a $10,000 sponsor of the
Gala.The sponsorships to date total
The College received a letter from the National
Phi Theta Kappa organization that Highline’s Chapter received the
Pinnacle, Platinum level award for increasing membership during the fall
quarter.The award includes $225
for registration for the national conference and thanks to Laura Manning
and Mouy-Ly Wong for their efforts in getting students to join the HCC
At the Washington State Student Services
Commission meeting the Executive Board met which is composed of
representatives from eight council groups.Of those groups, representatives on that Board were from
Highline—Jonathan Brown represented Council for Unions and Student
Programs, Marie Bruin represented the Women’s Programs Council, Erik
Tingelstad represented the Career and Employment Services Council.
An emergency drill exercise was conducted for
emergency preparedness in building 6 in the InterculturalCenter.
Last week the fourth annual Students of Color
Opting for Excellence (SCORE) Conference was held on campus with a large
attendance by middle and high school students with a keynote speaker from
Jack Bermingham reported.
The trip to Africa
funded from partnerships with the Community Colleges for International
Development (CCID) was completed last week.Judy Perry from Supported Employment
Program helped HCC’s partner in Namibia write a grant.Bermingham spent time in Botswana exploring a partnership on behalf
of the CCID initiative in Botswana.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board
of Trustees will be May 11, 2006.