Monday, September 27, 2010

Board of Trustees Agenda for September 28


Sept. 28, 2010, Regular Meeting No. 10-14
Clyde Hupp Board Room

3:00 I. Call to Order – Determination of a Quorum – Pledge of Allegiance
_____ Chair, Theresa Pan Hosley
_____ Vice Chair, Vacant
_____ Trustee Mike Grunwald
_____ Trustee Calvin Pearson
_____ Trustee Stan Rumbaugh
_____ Trustee Karen Seinfeld

3:02 II. General Matters
Action A. Adjustments/Approval of Agenda
Action B. Approval of Board Minutes
1. June 29, 2010
2. July 27, 2010

3:05 C. Citizen Remarks

3:15 III. New Business
Action A. Nomination and Ratification of New Members for the Steam Certification
Board……………………………………….…...C. Loiland/L. Strickland
B. Special Award ………………………………………………… L. Quasim

3:25 IV. Tenure Process Review …………..……………….V. Lackman/C. Loiland

3:30 V. Executive Session
A. Tenure Candidate Review
The Board will go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items provided for in RCW 42.30.110(1):
(g) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee….;
No action will be taken during Executive Session. The Executive Session will last approx-imately 40 minutes.

Action 4:10 VI. Consideration of Tenure Candidates
A. E.J. Fancett, Civil Engineering Instructor
B. Beth Prevo, English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor

4:15 VII. Tenure Reception

4:25 VIII. Unfinished Business
Action A. Rotation of Board Officers- Vice Chair Election .......T. Pan Hosley
B. 2009-2010 Year-end Financial Report .…..………..…….. J. Luxtrum
Action C. 2010-2011 Budget Approval .………………. L. Quasim/J. Luxtrum
D. Accreditation Update ………………………….……………... S. Kenesson

4:45 IX. General Matters, continued
A. Introduction/Presentations
1. New Staff Introductions …………………………….…….Vickie Lackman
2. Personnel Action Report …………..….…………..…Vickie Lackman
B. Information Reports/Remarks
1. Associated Student Government (ASG)…..……..…...…….……Alex Willis
2. Diversity News/IDEAL Report ………...….……..…...….. Kat Flores
3. Communications and Marketing/Foundation Report …..…..Kym Pleger
4. KBTC Report ………….……………………………..David Hinman
5. Local Bargaining Units:
AFT - Washington Federation of Teachers Karen Patjens
Int’l Union of Operating Engineers JC Smith
Public Safety Officers ………………………………………. Jeri Jacobsen
Tacoma Education Association Michelle McElvain
C. President’s Report L. Quasim
1. Enrollment/FTE Update ………………………………. Ivan Gorne
2. President’s Remarks/Announcements ……………….…….. Lyle Quasim

5:05 X. Board Member Discussion/Remarks:
A. Development/Advancement………….Theresa Pan Hosley/Mike Grunwald
B. TACTC/ACCT Theresa Pan Hosley/Karen Seinfeld
C. KBTC Stan Rumbaugh/Calvin Pearson
D. Legislative Stan Rumbaugh/Mike Grunwald
E. PCCC Stan Rumbaugh/Karen Seinfeld
F. ASG Theresa Pan Hosley/Karen Seinfeld
G. GAC Mike Grunwald/Theresa Pan-Hosley
H. IDEAL/Diversity Theresa Pan Hosley/Calvin Pearson

5:15 XI. Adjournment

Next meeting: October 26, 2010
Location: Bates Technical College
Mohler Campus, Studio A
2320 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Foundation to award $16,000 in mini grants

The Bates Foundation is pleased to offer up to $16,000 in mini grant awards in 2010-2011. The application deadline is Friday, October 22 at noon. The application can be downloaded from the Bates website.

The purpose of the mini grant awards is to fund innovative and unique projects or programs that enhance the mission and goals of Bates, but which may not normally be funded through the college’s annual operating budget.

The Bates Foundation encourages employees to submit a grant request that is creative, innovative, and perhaps non-traditional which supports the college’s programs, services and/or students.

The awards will be announced Monday, December 6, 2010, and must by used by Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Please contact the foundation office at 680.7160 with any questions.

Get your flu shots!

Bates will be offering worksite flu shots by on Thursday, October 14. Shots will be given from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the downtown campus auditorium and from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the south campus auditorium.

H1N1 (swine flu) is now included in the seasonal flu vaccine. Only one flu shot will be needed this season. Health authorities are now encouraging all individuals, including those who received H1N1 vaccinations previously, to get this year's flu vaccine.

Faculty and staff should remember to bring their medical insurance card and complete the registration form. Uniform, Aetna and Group Health plans will be billed directly – as long as you present your medical insurance card and complete the form. Without the medical insurance card and completed form the cost for the flu shot is $30 (cash or check made payable to Get A Flu

The cost for students is $25 and they must present a Bates Student ID card. The nurse can only accept cash or checks made out to Get A Flu

The Bates Foundation is offering a limited number of $10 coupons to students on a first come first serve basis.  For students with this coupon, the cost for the flu shot will be $15.  Please see Emma Ruhl in the Foundation office –  DT/M332 or contact her at 253.680.7160.

If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at 253.680.7181 or 7174.

What's happening this week at Bates

Tuesday, September 28
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
Board of Trustees, 3 p.m., DT Clyde Hupp
SCORE Class, 4 p.m., DT Auditorium
KBTC Operations Meeting, 3:30 p.m., MC 2nd floor Conf. Rm.
Young Professionals Network, 11 a.m., SC Auditorium
TEA Dinner, 4 p.m., SC Cafeteria

Wednesday, September 29
All Student Services Dept. Meeting, 7:30 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., SC Auditorium

Thursday, September 30
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
High School Orientation, 3 p.m., DT Auditorium
KBTC All-Staff Meeting, 3 p.m., MC 2nd floor Conf. Rm.
Fall Methods, 4:30 p.m., SC Multi Media

October is Arts Crush Month

GET CRUSHED during this extraordinary month-long festival by connecting with artists in unique and unexpected ways. Spotlighting a different discipline each week; the festival features opportunities to participate in theatre, music, literature, dance, visual art and more.

There are hundreds of free events, special discounts and once-a-year interactive arts opportunities for all ages. More than 200 arts organizations and artists from all over the Puget Sound are joining together to explore, excite, challenge and GET CRUSHED.

Week 1: Visual Art
Week 2: Books & Music
Week 3: Theatre
Week 4: Dance

Here are listings for the Tacoma area for this next week.  Other regional area offerings can be found at

Saturday, October 2nd

Opening Reception for Beyond Crayons & Finger Painting - Youth Exhibition: 2:00 p.m.  
B2 Fine Art Gallery / Studio
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Meet participating artists and ask questions at the Opening Reception for the Beyond Crayons & Finger Painting exhibition. RSVP requested, but drop-ins Welcome!

Monday, October 4th

Jewelry Studio Open House, 4:00 p.m.
Tacoma Metal Arts Center
Age Recommendation: kids under 14 require adult supervision

Come in to TMAC for a chance to see local jewelers at work. Watch live demonstrations of casting and enamelling and try your hand at creating a mini-masterpiece in copper and enamels. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

Wednesday, October 6th

The Heart of the Art, 2:30 p.m.  
Rebecca Hom
Age Recommendation: All Ages

Bring easel, paints, clay or other materials of your choice to create art inspired by the word-pictures expressed by traditional teller, Rebecca Hom. We will spend time listening and creating together. Completed art works will displayed during the month of November at the Wellness Center. Pre-Registration Required - Cherilyn at 253.756.6219

Thursday, October 7th

Shakespeare Crushes Improv, 7:00 p.m.
Free Night
Shakespeare In the Parking Lot Theatre Company
Age Recommendation: All Ages

Shakespeare In the Parking Lot takes on The Tokens Improv Troup in an evening of full contact comedy bard-style. No fouls. No time-outs. Audience will be drafted in service to the bard!

Friday, October 8th

Seen-Your Sit-a-sins (Tribe of Elders)
L Bo Designs
Age Recommendation: All Ages

Life-sized figure sculptures of the elderly, paying tribute to our seniors and their unique vintage fashion styles, inhabit a shop window at 9th and Commerce in Tacoma.

Distinguished Writer Series and Open Mic, 7:00 p.m.
King's Books
Age Recommendation: 18+

Hear readings by Seattle poet Nancy Dahlberg and participate in an Open Mic for poets. Sign-up is at 6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Puget Sound Poetry Connection and the Tacoma Arts Commission. More information at RSVP requested, but drop-ins welcome.

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Get your brand new (free) 2010 edition of Where are you going? guide.  This handy career guide gives you details on more than 400 occupations in Washington, how much they pay, where they're in demand and where you can get the education and training needed to land the job.

This new edition navigates the user through the process of identifying career options. Check it out online and order your free copies at:

Toastmasters Open House - October 5

The Sunrisers Club #2205, a member of Toastmasters International, is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, October 5, starting at 7:00 a.m. in the Diversity Center (DT/E301). Come see how the club can help improve your leadership and public speaking skills!

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women become more confident communicators—helping people become better speakers and leaders.

Sunrisers is a public club that meets in the Diversity Center every Tuesday morning. At Toastmasters, members speak in front of other club members in a safe and supportive environment. Learning to effectively formulate, express, and promote ideas opens a whole new world of career possibilities!

For more information contact Kat Flores at 253.680.7178 or

Foundation now accepting winter quarter scholarship applications

The Bates Foundation is pleased to announce that winter quarter scholarship applications are now being accepted. The foundation will award up to 29 scholarships totaling $15,100 for winter quarter 2010. To apply for a scholarship, visit our online scholarship application at or contact Emma Ruhl at 253.680.7160. The application deadline is Friday, October 15, 2010 at noon.

Student Outreach Events: Week of September 27

If you're interested in promoting your program at any of these events, call Patricia Chase, x7302 or email at

Puyallup HS: Puyallup SD Post High School Planning Evening

Key Private Bank: Economy Outlook /Chief Investment Strategist

Peninsula HS Open House: College Fair
Spanaway Lake High Schools: College and Career Fair
Pacific Middle School, Des Moines: Community Schools Collaboration Open House

Library Corner

Sometimes the way to success is to have a good grasp of the basics. SkillsTutor is a tutorial program that enables registered users to refresh core academic skills in Reading,Writing, Math, Language Arts, Algebra, and Science. Please direct students to see library staff to become registered users if you think it may help them.

If the materials on the library shelves, the ebooks and audiobooks in NetLibrary, and the tutorials in SkillsTutor are not enough to show you that the library can help, there are more library resources to explore. The Librarians have created guides to resources by career cluster. Please explore these guides and let us know if there are any resources that you believe would help ensure your students' success.

KBTC titles added to the Library collection:
• Northwest Now: Legislative update
• Northwest Now: Healthcare Reform
• Purdy

Special Thanks: Thank you from the library to our amazing facilities staff for all the work you did over the summer.

Community events for the week of September 27

Enumclaw Oktoberfest
Oct. 1-2, Enumclaw Expo Center,

Fort Nisqually Candlelight Tour
Oct. 1-2, 7-9:30 p.m., Tacoma,

Picha's Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Oct. 2-31, Puyallup,

Fall Native Plant Sale
Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Tacoma Nature Center,

Train to Trek
Oct. 2, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tacoma-Enumclaw,