Monday, November 29, 2010

Board of Trustees Agenda for Special Board Meeting: Nov. 30

 Note: This meeting will be a special budget training session given by Janet Luxtrum in the Clyde Hupp Board Room from 2:00-2:55 p.m. and is open to the public. The regular meeting will follow at 3:00 p.m.

AGENDA
Nov. 30, 2010 Special Meeting No. 10-17

2:00 I. Call to Order – Determination of a Quorum
_____ Chair, Theresa Pan Hosley
_____ Vice-Chair, Calvin Pearson
_____ Trustee Mike Grunwald
_____ Trustee Stan Rumbaugh
_____ Trustee Karen Seinfeld

2:02 II. General Matters …………………………………………………………….Chair Pan Hosley
A. Approval of Agenda
B. Purpose of Meeting

2:05 III. Budget Reporting Presentation ……………………………………….. Janet Luxtrum

A. Question and Answer Period
2:55 IV. Adjournment

Regular Meeting follows, 3:00 p.m. in the Clyde Hupp Board Room

Board of Trustees Agenda for November 30

AGENDA

Nov. 30, 2010 Regular Meeting No. 10-18

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

3:02 II. Citizen Remarks

3:10 III. General Matters

Action A. Adjustment/Approval of Agenda
Action B. Approval of Board Minutes (Tab 1)
1. Oct. 18, 2010 [p. 2]
2. Oct. 26, 2010 [p. 5]

3:15 C. Introductions/Presentations (Tab 2)
1. Program Presentation-Alan Tiger, Human Relations ….Cheri Loiland
2. Pre-tenure Presentations …………………………………………Cheri Loiland
a. John Davis, Computer Networking Systems Technician [p. 2]
b. Barry Young, Machinist Technology [p. 3]
3. New Staff Introductions ………………………………………. Vickie Lackman
4. Personnel Action Report [p. 4] ………………………………Vickie Lackman
3:50 D. Informational Reports/Remarks (Tab 3)
1. Associated Student Government (ASG) …………………………. Alex Willis
2. Diversity News/IDEAL Report [p. 2] ………………………………. Kat Flores
3. Communications & Marketing/Foundation Report [p. 6]…Kym Pleger
4. KBTC Report [p. 8] …………………………………………………..David Hinman
5. Local Bargaining Units
a. AFT-Washington Federation of Teachers ………………Karen Patjens
b. International Union of Operating Engineers ………………….JC Smith
c. Public Safety Officers ……………………………………………Jeri Jacobsen
d. Tacoma Education Association ……………………...Michelle McElvain

4:05 E. President’s Report ………………………………………………………….Lyle Quasim (Tab 4)
1. Information Technology ………………………………………………Tom George
2. Institutional Research …………………………………….. Summer Kenesson
3. Enrollment/FTE Update [p. 2] ……………………………………….Ivan Gorne
4. Finance Report [p. 5]……………………………………………… Janet Luxtrum
5. President’s Remarks/Announcements ………………………. Lyle Quasim

4:30 IV. Executive Session
The Board may go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items provided for in RCW 42.30.110(1):
(a) (not applicable to education)
(b) to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase…;
(c) to consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease…;
(d) to review negotiations on the performance of publicly bid contracts…;
(e) (not applicable to education)
(f) to receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a public officer or employee;
(g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee;
(h) to evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office;
(i) to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, … or litigation or potential litigation ....

No action will be taken during Executive Session. The Executive Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

5:00 V. Reconvene in Open Session

5:01 VI. Board Member Discussion/ Remarks
A. Development/Advancement …………………………….T. Pan Hosley/M. Grunwald
B. TACTC/ACCT ………………………………………………………T. Pan Hosley/K. Seinfeld
C. KBTC …………………………………………………………………S. Rumbaugh/C. Pearson
D. Legislative ……………………………………………………..S. Rumbaugh/ M. Grunwald
E. Pierce County Coordinating Committee (PCCC)…….S. Rumbaugh/K. Seinfeld
F. Associated Student Government (ASG) ……………….T. Pan Hosley/K. Seinfeld
G. General Advisory Council (GAC) ………………………..M. Grunwald/T. Pan Hosley
H. IDEAL/CDAC (Diversity Councils) …………………………T. Pan Hosley/C. Pearson

5:10 VII. Adjournment

Next Meeting: Dec. 21, 2010
Location: Bates Technical College
Downtown Campus
Clyde Hupp Board Room
1101 South Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405

Helping Students in Distress Handbook

As we move into the winter months and holiday season, there may be an increase in students experiencing financial difficulties, alcohol and substance abuse, separation from significant others (military deployment), seasonal affective disorder and holiday related stressors.

Here is the Identifying and Helping Students in Distress | Guidelines for Bates Technical College Employees. The list of college staff members with counseling background training are listed on the last page of the document.   If you have any questions please email Dion Teague.

Rusty Lantz Memorial Scholarship established for Bates students

Russell "Rusty" Lantz, a former Bates instructor, passed away from cancer on October 3, 2010. He was 81 years old.  Friends, family and several current Bates employees have established a scholarship fund in his name at the Bates Foundation.

Rusty earned his degree in Diesel/Heavy Equipment from L.H. Bates Vocational School. He then went to work as a field mechanic for Howard Cooper Equipment Company in Seattle. But his connection to Bates didn't stop there.  Rusty returned to Bates Technical College in 1963 as a Diesel/Heavy Equipment instructor and taught here for 29 years.

The foundation hopes to award the first Rusty Lantz award to a diesel/heavy equipment student for spring quarter. Questions about the scholarship can be directed to the foundation office at 253.680.7160.

12 passenger van training coming back to Bates Technical College

By popular demand 12 passenger van training is coming back to Bates Technical College. In order to drive state owned motor pool vans the state and the college require each driver to be trained. Once you are trained, there is only a need for a refresher course biannually. Additionally, there is the added benefit of access to motor pool vehicles that can be used for college related functions at a significantly lower rate than the same vehicle from a rental agency. All interested parties should RSVP with LeMont Lucas at llucas@bates.ctc.edu and plan on attending one of the two sessions held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m. in the Diversity Center Conference Room.

Community Events: Week of Nov. 29

Fantasy Lights
11/25 through 1/2, Spanaway Park, www.piercecountywa.org/parks

Zoolights
11/26-1/2, Point Defiance Zoo, http://www.pdza.org/

A Victorian Country Christmas
12/1-5, Puyallup Fair and Events Center

Gig Harbor Annual Tree Lighting
12/4, 5:00 p.m., Skansie Brothers Park, http://www.gigharborguide.com/

Tacoma City Ballet: The Nutcracker
12/11-22, Pantages Theater, Tacoma

Christmas at Fort Steilacoom
12/11, 4:00 p.m., http://www.historicfortsteilacoom.com/