June 22, 2006 minutes availableDocument Transcript
Advanced Technologies & Computer Sciences
Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
June 22, 2006
Call to Order
Vice-chair Art Garverick called a general meeting of the Advanced Technologies & Computer Sciences to
order at 7:45 am. Chair James Calloway is traveling.
Welcome and Introductions
Approval of Minutes - Committee
The minutes from the February 23, 2006 meeting were M/S/A without discussion.
Program Overviews / Instructor Reports
Current enrollment, number of graduates, program promotional activities and events, successes and highlights:
• Software Development – Dan Achman
• Cisco – Joe Toth
• CNST - Glen Backman
• Web Developer – Ingrid Smith
• Database Management – Dave Montgomerie
• CORE Electronics – David Skeen
• Industrial Technology - Tom Newman
Enrollments are down across the college. September projections are also lower than they should be. The
Outreach and recruitment hire - Tim Hoy has been working with high schools. The current lower enrollment is
due to the loss of high school student during the summer quarter because they are used to taking the summer
off. We are on an eleven month school year schedule. Faculties are encouraged to focus their attention on
keeping those high school students for the summer quarter.
Retirements: As well as others, 2 current VP’s Sally Cofchin and Gwen Sailer. Nerissa Del Rosario is back
from her Military duty in Iraq - she has been reassigned to the computer lab area. Sammi Satterla has
resigned. We are down 2 instructors in the AT side, so Emmett Peterson is being temporarily moved from the
CS side to the AT side until another instructor is hired.
Marketing and promotion: Emmett has joined Tim Hoy in doing outreach and getting high school students
jazzed up about opportunities at Bates and in the IT field in particular. We continue to promote name
recognition. The perception is that this field is very boring - all you do is sit behind a desk. At some high
schools counselors have inadvertently given the message that attending a 4 year college is the only way to go,
and technical colleges are inferior. Students have been coming to the college to see instructors working and
teaching on state of the art equipment. The question was asked by the committee ‘how can advisory
committee members help in the recruitment process?”. Names and contact info of anyone who would like to
assist will be given to Tim Hoy. It would be great to have members join Tim to make presentations.
Committee member training: John will be doing a brief 15-20 minute PowerPoint presentation on duties of
Advisory committee members.
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Equipment funds: It’s very expensive for Technical training because we have to be constantly upgrading our
equipment to keep pace with industry standards. The President has eliminated some positions at all levels to
free up some more money for equipment ($500,000.00).
China trip: John Howard and Dave Montgomerie as well as other administrators and faculty from the college.
We will be making a high school contact in Shanghai, setting up a co-operative agreement to train students to
get certifications. One year of training in china and a follow-up one year at Bates. China wants to be more
competitive in the global marketplace. Cosco shipping is also doing logistics training in China.
HTI update: Dave Skeen, Laura Robertson, Tom Denney and Joe Toth involved. We will be purchasing a
package kit from Heathkit for $32,000.00 9 if we get the $40,000.00 base allocation grant for new programs.
The kit has the entire curriculum set up, and we can add some components that are in place in our current
programs. Heathkit is going to fly two of our instructors down to a college in California that has the program to
see how it works.
We have had some recent classroom changes. Tom Denney (NST) has moved to another classroom. There
has been a proposal to restructure the department. Students will spend 9-11 months in their primary program
and the time in CORE electronics will be decreased. Tom Newman will teach digital in application, not just
theory. We will also be adding some alternative tracks to existing programs. Joe Toth made a Computer
forensics presentation which is a proposed new alternative track in AT programs. *See Joe’s sheet. We can
take the skills we already teach and arrange and focus them to create a new certification. Employment future
is huge - the largest growing curriculum is in forensics. We are certainly helped by the popularity of television
series such as CSI. The employment future is huge - the largest growing curriculum is forensics. It was M/S/A
to move forward with investigation of possibility of developing computer forensics. We will revisit this at the fall
2006 committee meeting.
Annual curriculum validation: chair James Calloway has reviewed the curriculum of all the ATCS programs,
and has recommended the committee validate as is with no changes. We will need to make changes to the
curriculum next year when we add the new tracks. The committee M/S/A that the curriculum be validated.
James will sign the documents when he returns from his business trip.
The committee was provided with a copy of the Goals and Objectives Plan that was developed a few years
ago. The committee agreed to revisit the plan in the fall and update it as needed.
• The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a framework of best practice
approaches intended to facilitate the delivery of high quality information technology (IT) services. ITIL
outlines an extensive set of management procedures that are intended to support businesses in
achieving both quality and value for money in IT operations. These procedures are supplier
independent and have been developed to provide guidance across the breadth of IT infrastructure,
development, and operations.
• Companies will be mandated to follow security compliance issues, and will be required to complete
assessments to meet audits.
• An IT consulting firm will need to be certified because specific standards will be required.
• Records management, records archival, retention practices, historical records of the business will all
soon be required.
• Compliance to HIPPA regulations (privacy act relating to patients)
• Companies will need to align IT with the objectives of the business, deliver sound, good service and
advice and reduce costs.
• Sarbanes-Oxley is a US law passed in 2002 to strengthen Corporate governance and restore investor
confidence. Act was sponsored by US Senator Paul Sarbanes and US Representative Michael Oxley.
The law was passed in response to a number of major corporate and accounting scandals involving
prominent companies in the United States. These scandals resulted in a loss of public trust in
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accounting and reporting practices. Legislation is wide ranging and establishes new or enhanced
standards for all US public company Boards, Management, and public accounting firms
o Establishes new standards for Corporate Boards and Audit Committees.
o Establishes new accountability standards and criminal penalties for Corporate Management
o Establishes new independence standards for External Auditors
o Establishes a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) under the Security and Exchange
Commission (SEC) to oversee public accounting firms and issue accounting standards
• See attached
Good of the Order
• A committee member brought up the fact that the overwhelming amount of RF (Radio Frequency)
wireless devices are beginning to cause a great deal of interference. Some public safety and cell
phones do not work because there is so much frequency traffic. Just to let the committee know that
this is going to be a situation that will eventually need to be dealt with.
• Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 7:30 am in the Bates Downtown auditorium.
• The meeting adjourned at 9:15 am.
Advanced Technologies and Computer Sciences
Advisory Committee Meeting Attendance
June 22, 2006
Present First name Last name v-chair Company
Glenn Austin ADT Security Services
Yes Alan Robinson Goldspar Communications
Yes Art Garverick v-chair Labor Ready
Yes Brad Butler Microsoft
Brian Forth SiteCrafting
Brian Leslie Boeing
Corkey Smith Boeing
Don Larson Nowyr
Gary Miller NCE Automation Group
Yes Greg Dickey Pierce County
James Calloway Chair Weyerhaeuser
Jay Kruse Russell Investment Group
Jeff Zuniga Labor Ready
Yes Jessica Perry Business Internet Services
Jim Lively Lively & Partners Consulting Network
John Dammeier TNT
John Thompson IUOE286
Jon Johnson TNT
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Yes Lee Williams Tiger Capital Solutions
Yes Martin Rodgriguez Seitel Leeds
Reggie Hesse Sine Communications
Rick Vendetti UPS
Robert Bain Nowyr
Robert Riley MultiCare Health Systems
Russ Fineman Consultant
Stephanie Chaney Snowdogs
Yes Thom Macfarlane
Yes Dave Montgomerie Bates
Yes Glen Backman Bates
Jason Carroll Bates
Sammi Satterla Bates
Tom Denney Bates
Yes Dan Achman Bates
Yes David Skeen Bates
David Borofsky Bates
Yes Emmett Peterson Bates
Yes Ingrid Smith Bates
Yes Joe Toth Bates
Yes John Howard Bates
Laura Robertson Bates
Yes LeAnn Dreier Bates
Yes Tom Newman Bates
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