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  • 1. Volume 1, Issue 2, October 24, 2005
  • 2. CLARK COLLEGE & PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY TAKE THE NEXT STEP AS PARTNERS IN EDUCATION On October 13, Clark College and Portland State University (PSU) formalized a co-admission agreement designed to improve student access to undergraduate education, increase the efficiency of joint efforts in support of students, and improve the success of student transfer rates through the completion of associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees. Clark College President Dr. R. Wayne Branch and Portland State University President Daniel O. Bernstine signed the historic partnership agreement.L ast year, over 100 Clark College students transferred to Portland State University,making PSU the second highest recipient ofClark College students behind Washington StateUniversity Vancouver. The new partnership pro-vides numerous benefits for Clark College stu-dents, including coordinated federal financial aiddisbursement, early on-site academic advising,special scholarship opportunities for co-admittedstudents, coordinated student and academic serv-ices, one application, joint library services, accessto computer services and coordinated degreecompletion.Clark College students will be encouraged totransition to Portland State University aftercompleting 90 transferable credits. Students will Clark College President Dr. R. Wayne Branch and PSU Presidentbe advised to pursue educational pathways that Daniel Bernstine, seen in the photos above and below, signedinclude successful completion of an associate the partnership agreement during a ceremony at Clark Collegedegree en route to the baccalaureate degree. on October 13.Students who complete their program of study atClark College and satisfy all requirements(including grade point average) will be guaran-teed admission to Portland State, which current-ly enrolls more than 1,500 students in co-enroll-ment programs with Portland CommunityCollege, Clackamas Community College,Chemeketa Community College and Mt. HoodCommunity College in Oregon.Clark College President Dr. R. Wayne Branchsaid, "Portland State University is one of themost diverse institutions in our region withinterests in international education, intellectualand cultural offerings, and world-renownresearch programs. Providing our students withaccess to the baccalaureate education offered bysuch a wonderful institution furthers their path-ways to success." students have access to top-notch research, faculty, and facilities. That access, coupled with the Universitys location in the heart of"We are very proud to forge this new educational the regions technology and cultural core, create an educationpartnership between Southwest Washington and unparalleled in the Pacific Northwest. We are delighted to benorthwest Oregon," said Portland State able to offer these new opportunities to students from ClarkUniversity President Daniel O. Bernstine. "Our College as they take the next step in their education."Clark College 24/7 October 24, 2005 2
  • 3. As part of the agreement, both institutions have estab- lished mutual goals for the future including faculty exchange and professional development activities, career path programs, technology connections (access to student records, library services, course and classroom linkages and other faculty/student communication), as well as a comprehensive evaluation process for assessing the out- comes of the partnership agreement. The University offers a comprehensive array of degree pro- grams. Students may obtain a bachelors degree in many majors including business administration, engineering and computer science, biomedical informatics, African American studies, fine and performing arts, foreign lan- guages and literatures, biological and physical sciences,Left to Right: Clark College President Dr. R. Wayne Branch, community health, applied linguistics, liberal arts, socialExecutive Dean of Planning and Advancement Candy Bennett sciences, architecture, mathematics and internationaland PSU President Daniel Bernstine. studies among many others. Above: Clark College Dean of Business and Technology John McKee and PSU President Daniel Bernstine.Above left: Clark College President Dr. R. Wayne Branch and PSU President Daniel Bernstine. Above right: PSU President Daniel Bernstine,Clark College Associate Director of Student Recruitment Dan Overbay, and Clark College Director of Student Life and Multicultural StudentAffairs Karen Brown. Clark College 24/7 October 24, 2005 3
  • 4. The Clark Center: The Next Step in Our Partnership with WSUVW ork on the Clark Center at Washington State University Vancouver is ahead of schedule and under budget. That was the good news given to members of the Executive Cabinet as they toured the new facility this month.The Clark Center will be home to the College’s nationally-renowned nursing program as well as offering outstandingclasses in English, history, math, science and more. The beautiful new building will open to students in January.Clark College 24/7 October 24, 2005 4
  • 5. Clark College Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Reception Clark College President Dr. R. Wayne Branch Clark College Foundation President Lisa GibertM ore than 300 donors, scholarship recipients and guests attended the Clark College Foundation’s annual scholar- ship reception on October 7. As Foundation President Lisa Gibert noted, “This was a wonderful opportunity fordonors and recipients to meet and interact.” Gibert and Clark College President Dr. R. Wayne Branch thanked donorsfor their generosity and encouraged students to “make the most of the opportunities” they have been given. A videopresentation featured four current students and two alumni -- including Fiscal Technician Supervisor Heidi Eckman ofthe Foundation staff. They all shared their experiences and spoke about the positive impact of scholarship support.The scholarship process receives support from throughout the campus. Student Affairs staff members participate inthe College’s annual scholarship workshop. Faculty members and departments advertise scholarship opportunities.The Scholarship Committee spends hours reviewing applications and making recommendations. The Financial AidOffice serves as the students’ point of contact from application to award.Through support from the College and the generosity of donors, the Clark College Foundation is able to provide morethan $340,000 in scholarship support this year.Left to right: Skip and Lori Jimerson congratulate James Hardy Above: Dr. Antonio Scarpelli with students Gregory Richards and(center), winner of the first Kalani Rodrigues Scholarship. The Andrea Wooster.scholarship was established in memory of Loris son, an award-winning track star at Clark College, who died in 2004.Clark College 24/7 October 24, 2005 5
  • 6. Nursing and Health Occupation Job FairOn October 17, the Employment and Career Services Department of Clark College hosted a Nursing and HealthOccupation Job Fair at the Gaiser Hall Student Center. Various companies were represented including Legacy HealthSystem, SW Washington Medical Center, Walgreen’s Pharmacies, The Vancouver Clinic, Kaiser Permanente,PeaceHealth, Legacy Salmon Creek, Marquis companies, Army ROTC and the VA Medical Center. The job fair washeld to help students take the next step in their education and careers in health care.Clark College 24/7 October 24, 2005 6
  • 7. Celebrating Success C lark College President Dr. R. Wayne Branch has received the 2005 Community Service Award from the Labor Roundtable of Southwest Washington and the Central Labor Council of Clark, Skamania and Western Klickitat Counties. Philip Parker of the Labor Roundtable said Branch was chosen for the honor because of his "out- standing leadership in Clark County and the entire community." Previous recipients of the award include Dennis Heck, founder and president of TVW, Washington States Public Affairs Television Network; the late Allan Weinstein, community leader; Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard and former State Representative Val Ogden. The award was presented during the Labor Roundtables Annual Dinner on September 30.C lark College is one of the 2005 recipients of the annual Community Pride Design Awards, presented by ClarkCounty. The College was honored for the design of the PenguinStudent Union.The Community Pride Design Awards program was establishedin 1996 by various public and private organizations within ClarkCounty as a means of recognizing outstanding buildings, develop-ment, and civic improvements that have had a positive impact onthe community. Out of the 24 nominations received this year, six,including the Penguin Student Union, were honored for their out-standing and unique efforts in architectural design, communityenhancement and involvement, public facilities, and commercialdevelopment. This is the second year that the award ceremony has been held in conjunction with the Building Industry Association of Clark County’s “Building Excellence Awards” ceremo- ny. The awards presentation was held at the Hilton Vancouver on October 18. Vice President of Administrative Services Bob Knight, Director of Plant Services Derral Fleming, and Benjamin Hayford, Finance Director of ASCC, attended the awards dinner. Other winners included the Clark County Fairgrounds Exhibition Center, Esther Short Commons in Vancouver, the Farrell Building in Camas, the Hilton Vancouver and Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital. C ollege Communications Takes Home the Gold…and Silver! The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District VII held their annual conference in Banff, Canada October 14 – 15. The Medallion Awards competition recognizes outstanding publications, advertising, and promotional campaigns created by college relations professionals from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Yukon Territory. The district includes more than 70 community and technical colleges and university colleges (Canada). Clark College received a gold medallion for best media success story, a series of newspaper articles that promoted Workforce Development initiatives. Clark College Connections earned a silver medallion in the class schedule category. Nell Gladson accepted the awards on behalf of the entire Communications team. Clark College 24/7 October 24, 2005 7
  • 8. The Girls of the Garden Club By: John Patrick ~ Director: Jay Patrick The local garden club was never like this! “The Girls of the Garden Club” are the indomitable ladies whose lives revolve around the often outlandish doings of their local garden club. For every comic characterization on stage, you may recognize someone you know. You are invited to share the fun at clark College’s Decker Theatre from November 4-19. November 4, 5, 11, 12*, 18 & 19, 2005 Decker Theatre ~ Frost Arts Center ~ Fort Vancouver Way 7:30 p.m. Curtain time - Rated PG *Two shows on November 12: 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM - TICKET PRICES: $8.00 Tickets may be purchased through the Clark College Bookstore, by mail, by telephone or in person (or at the door if tickets remain).Clark College 24/7 October 24, 2005 8
  • 9. News From Human Resources OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MEDICAL & DENTAL INSURANCE T he Open Enrollment period for state employees medical and dental coverage is October 24th through November 30th. Open enrollment is an opportunity to make changes in plans and to reinstate previously waived coverage for yourself or your dependent(s) and add eligible dependents. Changes are effective January 1, 2006. Additional information is available on the HCA website: www.pebb.hca.wa.gov New 2006 Monthly Premiums for Medical: Kaiser 2005 2006 Employee 37 55 Employee & Spouse 84 120 Employee & Child(ren) 65 96 Empl & Sp & Child(ren) 112 161 Pacificare 2005 2006 Employee 108 131 Employee & Spouse 226 272 Employee & Child(ren) 189 230 Empl & Sp & Child(ren) 307 371 Uniform 2005 2006 Employee 33 14 Employee & Spouse 76 38 Employee & Child(ren) 58 25 Empl & Sp & Child(ren) 101 49BENEFITS FAIRClark College is hosting a BENEFITS FAIR on November When your dependent (age 20 to 23) ceases full-time stu-10th , 10:00am - 2:00pm. Representatives from all the dent status, please contact Human Resources and com-medical and dental plans will be available for questions. plete a Student Certification/Change Form, so we may drop the dependent from coverage on the appropriateNovember 10, 2005 - Central Gaiser Conference Room date.Retiree Session 11:00am to 12:00noon If you have any questions regarding dependentsIf you have any questions, call Page Pallamounter, ext. currently covered, please feel free to contact Page2119. Pallamounter, ext. 2119.NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES ON BENEFITS WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POLICYDEPENDENTS AGES 19 TO 24 The College has established a Domestic Violence in theEmployees who are eligible for benefits should be aware Workplace Policy. Section 620.015 of thethat children are covered under insurance through age Administrative Procedures Manual sets forth procedures19, or through age 23 if they are full-time students. and guidelines for Clark College employees to address the occurrence of domestic violence and its impact in theThree months before a dependent turns 20 years of age, workplace. It also provides a list of resources for victimsHealth Care Authority will send a "Student and perpetrators of domestic violence. Please contactCertification/Change Form" to the employee. Please pro- Human Resources, ext. 2325, if you need additionalvide this information to HCA in a timely manner. If not, information.HCA will terminate the dependents coverage effectivethe end of the month in which they turn 20 years old.Clark College 24/7 October 24, 2005 9
  • 10. MAXIMUM ANNUAL LEAVE ACCRUAL REMINDER REGARDING ALTERNATE WORK SCHEDULESWashington Administrative Code rules limit the amountof vacation leave classified employees are allowed to Supervisors who wish to assign employees to workaccumulate. Once a year, on each employees anniver- schedules which vary from the traditional 5 day/8 hoursary date*, Clark Colleges computer system checks work week are reminded to follow policy 630.050(2)(d)leave balances and automatically eliminates any hours of the Administrative Procedures Manual. Also, appro-in excess of the 240 allowed under WAC 251-22-080. priate notification must be given according to theClassified employees whose vacation balances (shown on Collective Bargaining agreement when making a tempo-paycheck stubs) exceed, or are approaching, 240 hours, rary or permanent change in work schedules.should plan to use excess vacations hours by the 15th ofthe month in which their anniversary date occurs. It is the policy of the College to consider alternate work schedules for classified and exempt staff employees in*Anniversary dates are determined as follows: order to:• If hired between the 1st and 15th of the month: • Provide optimum service to students and the public, Anniversary date is the 1st of the month hired. • Provide adequate supervision of staff on modified schedules,• If hired between the 16th and 31st of the month: • Support Commute Trip Reduction efforts, and Anniversary date is the 1st of the following month. • Meet employees needs.For further information or assistance, contact Page Requests to modify work schedules should be forwardedPallamounter, in Human Resources, ext. 2119. to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources at least two weeks before the modified schedule begins.MESSAGE TO SUPERVISORS OF HOURLY- PAID The request should be signed by the employee, theCLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES supervisor, and the appropriate Vice President, and should explain how the request relates to the factorsSupervisors of classified employees paid on an hourly listed above.basis need to monitor the employees hours on a month-ly basis, to insure that they do not exceed three impor- A copy of the complete Alternate Work Schedules Policytant State-established limits: may be obtained by calling Laura Elwood-Klein, ext. 2381. Questions on specific work schedule modification1. Hourly-paid classified employees may not work more may be addressed to Katrina Golder, ext. 2325. than 69 hours per month for more than 4 months (regardless of whether the months are consecutive) 2005- 2006 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE during the 12-month period from July 1 to June 30, unless the position is determined to be retirement When you are making holiday plans, be sure to remem- eligible AND, ber the seven holidays coming up during the 2005-2006 academic year:2. Hourly-paid classified employees may not work more than 1050 hours during any 12 consecutive months Veterans Day from their original date of hire as an hourly-paid • November 11, 2005, Friday classified employee at the College AND, Thanksgiving • November 24 & 25, 2005, Thursday & Friday3. Hourly-paid classified employees may not work over Christmas Holiday 86 hours a month for more than 6 months. • December 26, 2005, Monday New Years HolidaySupervisors who are uncertain of original dates of hire • January 2, 2006, Mondayfor hourly employees may call Laura Elwood-Klein, Martin Luther King Jr. Dayext. 2381, to verify the dates. Other questions regard- • January 16, 2006, (Holiday observed)ing hourly-paid classified employees may be addressed Presidents Dayto Linda Tuve, ext. 2628. • February 17, 2006, Friday(in lieu day) Memorial Day • May 29, 2006, MondayClark College 24/7 October 24, 2005 10
  • 11. If classified and administrators earned a personal holiday during 2005, you need to remember to use it by December31 or you will lose it! Employees are asked to give supervisors 14 days notice of the date on which they would like touse their personal holiday.Questions regarding the holiday schedule or personal holiday accrual may be directed to Page Pallamounter, ext.2119. Open Positions at Clark CollegeADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS CLASSIFIED POSITIONSDirector of Workforce Education - Full-time Fiscal Specialist I, 50% Permanent, PayrollCloses November 3, 2005, 5 p.m. Closes October 27, 2005 5 p.m.Vice President of Instruction - Full-time Office Assistant 2, Safety and SecurityCloses November 21, 2005 Closes October 27, 2005, 5 p.m.EXEMPT POSITION Program Coordinator, International ProgramsAdministrative Services Operations Manager - Full-time Closes October 20, 2005, 5 p.m.Closes November 3, 2005, 5 p.m. Office Assistant 3, Human Resources Closes October 24, 2005, 5 p.m. Custodian Supervisor, Plant Services Closes November 1, 2005 Application materials and/or position descriptions may be downloaded from our web site: http://cf.clark.edu/Personnel/open_positions.cfm Position information about the on-campus postings may be found on the Intranet: http://intranet.clark.edu/departments/executive/personnel/on_campus_open_positions.cfm CalendarThe Curriculum Committee has postponed their November 7th meeting due to a shortage of business. The next sched-uled meeting will be: Monday, November 21, 2005 at 3:15pm in AA5 222. Proposals must be received in The Office ofInstruction before 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 2nd. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact TylerChen, Office of Instruction, ext. 2214. Penguin Patter I f you were walking along the south side of Foster Hall a few weeks ago, you might have witnessed a miracle. What looked like a big brown box lay there, its lid askew. Three sheets of what looked like plastic were strewn about. In reality, the big brown box was Fosters faculty refrigerator and, thanks to the combined efforts of ministering angels Joy Horning, Larry Weirather, Princess Shelly Wilson and the knight and ladies of Plant Services, the refrigerator was defrosting. The three sheets of plastic were actually ice floes. Unassailable evidence once again that great good continues at Clark College. ~Anonymous~ Clark 24/7 Staff B a r b a ra Ke r r - E d i t o r L i n d a B o w m a n - G ra p h i c D e s i g n Ia n B e c k e t t - P h o t o g ra p h yClark College 24/7 October 24, 2005 11