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November 27, 2007 Community College District 3 Kitsap & Mason Counties Board of Trustee Regular Meeting Minutes November 27, 2007 5:00pm Regular Board of Trustees Meeting, Olympic College, College Service Center, 5th Floor Board Room, 1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA Chair Doug Sayan called the Board of Trustees Regular Meeting to order at 5:06 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Pete Crane Doug Sayan Darlene Peters Alice Tawresey Jim Robinson Others in Attendance: Cheryl Bateman, AAG David Mitchell, President Rick MacLennan, Vice President of Student Services Barbara Martin, Vice President of Administrative Services Randy Lawrence, Vice President of Instruction Allison Smith, Executive Assistant to the President Nat Hong, AHE President John Miller, Associate Editor of the Olympian Boni Dailey, WPEA President Leslie Miller, ASOC President Linda Hagan Rhodes Lockwood Mike Connolly John Mitchell Greg Rivers Eileen Arsenio Lorielle Hope Selena Ayers Kiki Ayers Michelle Cruver A. Communication Items 1. Communication from the Public Linda Hagan, adjunct faculty addressed the Board regarding difficult issues facing adjunct faculty such as lack of office space, low salaries and unemployment compensation. November 27, 2007 Page 2 of 4 2. Report of ASOC Leslie Miller reported: Dialogue for Democracy Student Organizers Student Leadership Summit Student Leadership Events – Halloween Town and Autumn Fest A letter of gratitude was presented to ASOC from the Board of Trustees for 100% student representation on the tenure committees. 3. Report of the Chair of the Board Chair Sayan expressed his pleasure on beginning his second term as Chair of the Board. 4. Report of the Board Members Trustee Peters is happy with the work being accomplished between the Shelton campus and the two Mason County Tribes. Trustee Crane attended the OC Jazz Festival last Saturday and commended Teresa Frazier and Rick White on coordinating a wonderful event. He also commented that the OC Food Service coordinated the culinary service for the Smith Barney Grand Opening and it was an impressive. Trustee Tawresey commented on her ongoing work on the Baccalaureate opportunities for Kitsap County. 5. Report of the President of the College David Mitchell reported that he recently attended student forums on the Shelton and Poulsbo campuses. He enjoyed spending the time with the students and thought these were worthwhile events. In addition to spending time with the students he learned about the concerns in Shelton around information technology difficulties and Poulsbo’s transportation hardships. 6. Olympic College Washington Public Employees Association Boni Dailey reported: Benefits Fair was successful Labor Management meetings resolved the uniform policy for security officers Labor Management now focusing on snow closure issues One grievance settled One disciplinary issue resolved Mandatory contract training provided by Human Resources Resolved supervisor’s overtime eligibility, however the settlement did not include retroactive pay. OC, however, did agree to pay these back wages. Chapter meeting scheduled at noon for December 4th 7. College Association of Higher Education – Nat Hong reported: November 1st Legislative Forum Faculty are volunteering a great deal of time and effort to accreditation Union passed new officer position for VP for Adjunct Affairs Tuition waivers for college employees United Faculty of Washington issues WPEA hiring committee meeting Trustee Tawresey will draft a letter of appreciation to students participating on tenure committees and to the staff and faculty participating on the accreditation committees. November 27, 2007 Page 3 of 4 8. Report of the Olympic College Foundation Joan Hanten reported: Endowment accounts Foundation is partnering with UW Alumni Association & UW Tacoma to host the 5th annual KJC Winter Lecture “Cities and the Sound: Population Growth and the Impact on Urban Waters” at 1:00p.m. on February 24th in the Bremer Student Center The Communications Department’s accomplishments 9. Presentation: Bremer Trustee John Mitchell presented the BOT with a $400,000 check. Bremer Trustee Mike Connolly made a public commitment for an additional $1million toward a Child Development Center. (Pete & Alice will meet w/ Bremer Trustee for short term task force to see how to best communicate with Bremer Trust and communicate it with the BOT) B. Consent Items Approval of the October 23, 2007, Regular Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes Chair Sayan asked for a motion to approve the minutes. Trustee Tawresey motioned for approval, and Trustee Robinson seconded the motion. The majority voted in favor of approval of the minutes. C. Study Session None D. Action/Information Items 1. Action Item: Olympic College Foundation Report of Tender of a Gift Alice Tawresey motioned for approval. Jim Robinson seconded the motion. The vote was unanimously in favor of the acceptance of the report of tender of a gift. 2. Action Item: Sophia Bremer Child Development Center Matching Fund Report Alice Tawresey motioned for approval. Pete Crane seconded the motion. The vote was unanimously in favor of approving and naming of the Sophia Bremer Child Development Center Matching Fund Report. The Board of Trustees expressed sincere appreciation. 3. Action Item: Approval for Receipt of Bremer Trust Distributions Pete Crane motioned for approval. Darlene Peters seconded the motion. The vote was unanimously in favor of approving the Receipt of Bremer Trust Distributions. 4. Information Item: Bremer Trust Distribution Financial Report Barbara Martin explained the Bremer Trust Distribution Financial Report to the Board of Trustees. This was accepted with gratitude by the Board as an information item. 5. Action Item: Barner Property Acquisition Jim Robinson motioned for approval. Pete Crane seconded the motion. The majority voted in favor of the Barner Property Acquisition – four trustees in favor, one opposed. November 27, 2007 Page 4 of 4 6. Action Item: Tuition Waiver for Dependents of Qualified Veterans Alice Tawresey motioned for approval. Pete Crane seconded the motion. The vote was unanimously in favor of the Tuition waiver for dependents of qualified veterans. 7. Action Item: Admission Fee for BSN Jim Robinson motioned for approval. Pete Crane seconded the motion. The vote was unanimously in favor of the Admission Fee for BSN to support the admission activities for nursing. 8. Information item 8 Pete Crane explained that the Vision Statement is still a work in progress and not ready to be brought to the Board at this time. 9. Information item 9 Doug Sayan explained the adjunct faculty study. 9. Action Item: Bremer Trust Appreciation Resolution Jim Robinson motioned for approval. Darlene Peters seconded the motion. The vote was unanimously in favor of the Bremer Trust Appreciation Resolution. E. Executive Session There was an Executive Session to review the performance of a public employee. The board adjourned at 7:33 pm for 15 minutes. The meeting was reconvened at 7:50 p.m. executive session. E. Adjournment Chair Sayan adjourned the meeting at 7:53 p.m. This regular board meeting site is barrier free. Information for people with hearing or visual impairments may be provided by calling Access Services at 360-475-7540.
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