Monday, April 14, 2014

Board of Trustees Agenda for Tuesday, April 22, 4 p.m.


AGENDA


4:00
I.
Call to Order/Determination of a Quorum/Pledge of Allegiance




____ Chair, Calvin Pearson




____ Vice Chair, Theresa Pan Hosley




____ Trustee Mike Grunwald




____ Trustee Lillian Hunter




____ Trustee Karen Seinfeld







4:02
III.
General Matters

Action


A.      Approval of Agenda




B.      Approval of Board Minutes
(Tab 2)
Action


1.      March 25, 2014 (Regular Meeting)







4:04

C.      Citizen Remarks
Chair Pearson






4:08
IV.
Introductions/Presentations
(Tab 3)








A.      Fantasy Lights Plaque Presentation
Jennifer Spane



B.      Human Resources Update
Geof Kaufman



1.      New Staff Introductions




2.       Personnel Action Report







4:10

C.     Informational Reports/Remarks
(Tab 4)



1.      Associated Student Government (ASG) Update
Marena Maples



2.      Diversity News, IDEAL/CDAC Update
Kat Flores



3.      Communications, Marketing/Foundation Update
Kym Pleger



4.      KBTC Update
Ed Ulman



5.      Facilities Update
Marty Mattes




6.      Local Bargaining Units




a.      AFT-Washington Federation of Teachers
Karen Patjens



b.      International Union of Operating Engineers
Dan Condon



c.       Public Safety Officers
Jaime Dawson



d.      Bates Professional Technical Employees
Michelle McElvain














4:22
V.
New Business




None







4:23
VI.
Unfinished Business




None.







4:24
VII.
Board Member Discussion/Remarks









Committee Reports:









A.      
Development/Advancement
T. Pan Hosley/L. Hunter



B.      
TACTC/ACCT
M. Grunwald/C. Pearson



C.      
KBTC
K. Seinfeld/L. Hunter



D.      
TACTC/Legislative
M. Grunwald/L. Hunter



E.       
Pierce County Coordinating Committee (PCCC)
C.  Pearson/T. Pan Hosley



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






Action
4:30
VIII.
Adjournment









Next Meeting:
May 27, 2014, 3 p.m.



Location:
Bates Technical College, Downtown Campus




1101 South Yakima Ave, Tacoma WA 98409


The News Tribune features Culinary Arts graduate

On Saturday, April 12, The News Tribune's Larry LaRue wrote about Diane Cooper, a Culinary Arts program graduate who followed her passion, and landed a coveted job in a Yellowstone National Park restaurant.

We are proud of you, Diane!

Read the article here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/04/12/3145684/rising-chef-trucks-her-way-to.html?sp=/99/296/331/306/1672/

Diane Cooper will start a job as Sous Chef at Yellowstone National Park.




Student eNews: April 14-18

Bates Foundation Scholarships

The Bates Foundation Scholarships will award up to 33 scholarships totaling $24,000 for summer quarter 2014. To apply for a scholarship, visit our online application at https://bates.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/Default.aspx . The scholarship application deadline is Friday, April 25 at NOON.

Scholarship Workshop:  Attend the scholarship workshop to learn how make your application stand out!
·         Thursday, April 17 | 11:30 a.m.-Noon (feel free to bring your lunch),  Downtown Campus | Diversity Center, E301

Diversity and Student Life

THIS WEEK:  ASG General Assembly – April 16
The April ASG General Assembly is Wednesday, April 16 from 11:15am to 12:15pm in the Downtown Campus Auditorium.  NOTE:  Classroom Safety and First Aid Kits; and 2014-2015 Proposed ASG Budget are two of this month’s agenda items. All students are welcome!

Community Information

THIS WEEK:  Greater Tacoma Community Foundation – Spark Grants
Calling all go-getters, grassroots organizers and connoisseurs of community. The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation seeks applicants for our Spark Grants program, designed to support everyday people—students and graduates— who want to create positive change in their community. Spark Grants is not your typical grants program. It provides $1,500 "micro-grants" to individuals and small groups with great ideas for how to make their neighborhood a better place. If you are a student looking to be an active citizen and contribute your talents to build a more vibrant, connected local community, then this is the grant for you! A wide range of projects are eligible, but priority will be towards those that bring diverse groups together, build on community strengths or offer exciting ideas to address community challenges. Applications are due April 18 (4PM). Apply for a grant and be the spark that ignites change in your community!  Learn more at: https://www.gtcf.org/sparkgrants/

2013-2014 Spring Quarter Dates
May 2              Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
May 28            Last day of the quarter

2013-2014 Summer Quarter Dates
May 7              Start registration for continuing students
May 14            Start registration for waitlisted students
May 21            Open registration
May 21            Summer tuition due
June 4              Summer classes start
June 6              Last day to add class without instructor permission
June 6              Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
June 17            Last day to add class with instructor permission
June 17            Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
June18             Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
July 18             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
August 14        Last day of the quarter



Monday, April 7, 2014

This year's Brain Series features a talk on brain and language development



The development of brain and language: Why early experiences matter
Thursday, April 24, 7-9 p.m., Free, South Campus Auditorium, 2201 S. 78th Street, Tacoma

The early interactions, relationships and experiences of young children are vital to brain development. In this year’s Brain Series, University of Washington post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez, will discuss how loving, warm interactions and challenging learning experiences promote healthy brain development. Dr. Ferjan Ramirez will also speak about the effects of early language experience, and how it shapes the brain and enables it to learn the sounds of language, which produce words and sentences. She will also speak to the implications for school readiness and success.

About Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez
Naja is a post-doctoral fellow working in Dr. Patricia Kuhl's lab. Before arriving at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS), Naja earned her bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Brown University and her Ph.D. in linguistics and cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego. At I-LABS, Naja studies the development of brain and language in monolingual and bilingual babies across different socioeconomic backgrounds.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Student eNews: March 31-April 4

Diversity and Student Life

THIS WEEK:  Annual Club Fair is Coming to Campus!
The Associated Student Government is hosting its annual Club Fair Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in the Downtown Auditorium, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s your chance to visit with the ASG Clubs—see what’s happening at Bates—and consider starting a club of your own! Enjoy the Club Fair lunch special: 2 slices of pizza and a drink for $1.00! (while supplies last). Or, take the scavenger hunt challenge and lunch is free!  There will be drawings for prizes and information about how to start a club. We hope to see you there! For additional details contact LeMont in the Diversity/ASG Center at 253-680-7113.

College Information

Student Graduates – Commencement 2013 Applications Available
The college's 2014 Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 30 at 6 p.m. in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.  Please note, students who plan to walk in the ceremony need to complete the commencement registration; go to http://www.bates.ctc.edu/commencement for the form and additional commencement information. Copies are available the Downtown Registration Office (M210); Central Campus Front Desk; South Campus, Student Services Center (A115); or in the Diversity Center.  The fee for applying to walk is now $35.50

Financial Aid Office

Withdrawing from your program? Here’s what you should know…
We understand that circumstances may arise while you’re attending Bates Technical College, that may result in your withdrawal from your program. Here are some things you should be aware of:
·         If you receive Title IV financial aid funding, and you withdraw before you have had time to earn your aid, you may end up in Return of Title IV (unearned Title IV financial aid that you were awarded). http://studentaid.ed.gov/types
·         If you find yourself in this situation, please contact the Financial Aid office before withdrawing from college. 
·         In order to avoid this situation, a student must attend 61 percent of each quarter they receive Title IV financial aid.  
The 61 percent point for spring and summer quarters are:
·         Spring Quarter: April 28, 2014
·         Summer Quarter: July 16, 2014

Community Information

THIS WEEK:  Wilcox Farms Hosting Mini-Job Fair
Andy Wilcox and Sarah Walker from Wilcox Farms are hosting a mini job fair at Bates this Thursday, April 3rd, from 8 am to 2pm at the South Campus auditorium. The target recruitment is for Facilities Maintenance and Diesel programs; however, there could be other students on campus with the skill sets they’re looking for. Actively seeking candidates for maintenance staff and production workers. A link to recent jobs is here: https://www7.ultirecruit.com/WIL1013/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx. Most jobs are located in Roy, although they do have operations in Oregon and Montana.

Student Ambassadors for Nisqually Youth Center
The Nisqually Youth Center is looking for student ambassadors! The 5th annual Native Youth Summit is April 25, 2014 at the Nisqually Reservation and invites one or two Native American student ambassadors from Bates to be part of a student panel during the opening activity. The main discussion would be around their unique journey to/in higher education. The conference runs from 8:30am until 1:30pm, and students would do the panel presentation at 9:00am. We will ask them to then be available to speak to students individually or as a break-out session. Students are welcome to participate in the cultural activities and FREE LUNCH! For more information contact Sandra Gordon at 360-458-6316 or at sandra.gordon@ycs.wednet.edu.

2013-2014 Spring Quarter Dates
May 2             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
May 28           Last day of the quarter


Monday, March 31, 2014

South Campus Library expands hours

Have you been wondering where South Campus Library Technician Beth has been for the past few months? She recently returned to work from parental leave after giving birth to son Carter on Nov. 4, 2013. 

With Beth now at work full time, the South Campus Library has been able to return to their regular schedule of Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., when career programs are in session. 

And, if you're wondering about little Carter's stats, wait no longer. Carter weighed in at 9 lbs, 6 oz, and was 21.5 inches long. He was "very big, very happy, very healthy, and very welcomed by a whole slew of people who loved him before he was even born," says happy mom Beth.

Of course, we wouldn't think of ending this post without at least a few adorable pictures of baby Carter. 





Congratulations, Beth and family!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Student eNews: March 24-28

Diversity and Student Life 
Annual Club Fair is Coming to Campus!
The Associated Student Government is hosting its annual Club Fair Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in the Downtown Auditorium, from 11am to 12:30pm. It’s your chance to visit with the ASG Clubs—see what’s happening at Bates—and consider starting a club of your own! Enjoy the Club Fair lunch special: 2 slices of pizza and a drink for $1.00! (while supplies last). Or, take the scavenger hunt challenge and lunch is free!  There will be drawings for prizes and information about how to start a club. We hope to see you there! For additional details contact LeMont in the Diversity/ASG Center at 253-680-7113.

Add a little flavor to your life with SALT! The ASG and Financial Aid have teamed up to present SALT to Bates students. SALT was created by American Student Assistance® (ASA), to help students become more financially savvy. This program rewards you for making smart money decisions, and its services—including membership, are free of charge.  

Become a member today by signing up at www.saltmoney.org.  Pick up a SALT card in the downtown campus Diversity/ASG Center or Financial Aid Office. Cards are also available at South Campus in the High School Office. Get your card while supplies last!  Bring your card to ASG General Assembly meetings to be entered into a special SALT drawing for door prizes!

College Information
Student Graduates – Commencement 2013 Applications Available
The college's 2014 Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 30 at 6 p.m. in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.  Please note, students who plan to walk in the ceremony need to complete the commencement registration; go to http://www.bates.ctc.edu/commencement for the form and additional commencement information. Copies are available the Downtown Registration Office (M210); Central Campus Front Desk; South Campus, Student Services Center (A115); or in the Diversity Center.  The fee for applying to walk is $22.50 prior to March 31. The fee after this date is $35.50.  Apply early to ensure your name is included in the commencement program.

South Campus Library Hours
In case you haven’t already noticed, Library Technician Beth has returned from parental leave.  This has allowed the South Campus Library to return to a schedule of 9-4:30 M-Th & 10-3 F whenever regular programs are in session.

Financial Aid Office
Work study positions are now available at Downtown Campus, Central/Mohler Campus, and South Campus. To qualify a student must be receiving Federal or State Financial Aid and have an unmet need.

Please contact Jamie Huey for more details at 253.680.7026 or by email at jhuey@bates.ctc.edu.

Withdrawing from your program? Here’s what you should know…
We understand that circumstances may arise while you’re attending Bates Technical College, that may result in your withdrawal from your program. Here are some things you should be aware of:
If you receive Title IV financial aid funding, and you withdraw before you have had time to earn your aid, you may end up in Return of Title IV (unearned Title IV financial aid that you were awarded). http://studentaid.ed.gov/types
If you find yourself in this situation, please contact the Financial Aid office before withdrawing from college.
In order to avoid this situation, a student must attend 61 percent of each quarter they receive Title IV financial aid.

The 61 percent point for spring and summer quarters are:
Spring Quarter: April 28, 2014
Summer Quarter: July 16, 2014

http://www.bates.ctc.edu/Documents/Student%20Services/Financial%20Aid/61percentwithdrawalflyer.pdf

Community Information
Health Insurance Enrollment Reminder
A reminder for students without health insurance: the open enrollment period for people to sign up at the Washington Healthplanfinder is March 31, 2014. Health plans purchased by March 31 at 11:59 p.m. will be effective May 1, 2014. The next open enrollment period will be November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. More information on Washington Healthplanfinder related to Washington state college students may be found here.

2013-2014 Spring Quarter Dates
March 24        Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
May 2             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
May 28           Last day of the quarter


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Agenda for Board of Trustees meeting, Tuesday, March 25

Board of Trustees Agenda, Tuesday, March 25 at 3 p.m., Central/Mohler Campus

3:00 I. Call to Order/Determination of a Quorum/Pledge of Allegiance
____ Chair, Calvin Pearson
____ Vice Chair, Theresa Pan Hosley
____ Trustee Mike Grunwald
____ Trustee Lillian Hunter
____ Trustee Karen Seinfeld

3:02 III. General Matters
Action A. Approval of Agenda
B. Approval of Board Minutes
Action 1. February 25, 2014 (Regular Meeting)

3:05 C. Citizen Remarks, Chair Pearson

3:10 IV. Introductions/Presentations

A. Recognition/All Washington Academic Team Students, President Langrell
B. Program Coordination at Central Campus, Ed Ulman
C. Human Resources Update, Geof Kaufman
1. New Staff Introductions
2. Personnel Action Report

3:17 D. Informational Reports/Remarks
1. Associated Student Government (ASG) Update, Marena Maples
2. Diversity News, IDEAL/CDAC Update, Kat Flores
3. Communications, Marketing/Foundation Update, Kym Pleger
4. KBTC Update, Ed Ulman
5. Facilities Update, Marty Mattes

6. Local Bargaining Units
a. AFT-Washington Federation of Teachers, Karen Patjens
b. International Union of Operating Engineers, Dan Condon
c. Public Safety Officers, Jaime Dawson
d. Bates Professional Technical Employees, Michelle McElvain

3:35 E. President’s Report
1. Information Technology Update, Tom George
2. Enrollment/FTE Update, Ivan Gorne
3. Instruction Updates
a. Workforce Development, Cheri Loiland
b. Institutional Research/Accreditation, Summer Kenesson
4. Finance Report, John Ginther
5. President’s Remarks/Announcements, Ron Langrell

4:00 V. New Business
None

4:02 VI. Unfinished Business
None.

VII. Board Member Discussion/Remarks

Committee Reports:

A. Development/Advancement, T. Pan Hosley/L. Hunter
B. TACTC/ACCT, M. Grunwald/C. Pearson
C. KBTC, K. Seinfeld/L. Hunter
D. TACTC/Legislative, M. Grunwald/L. Hunter
E. Pierce County Coordinating Committee (PCCC), C.  Pearson/T. Pan Hosley
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

Action 4:15 VIII. Adjournment

Next Meeting: April 22, 2014, 4 p.m.
Location: Bates Technical College, South Campus