Bridgerland Technical College

August 28, 2017

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
4 P.M.
LOGAN CAMPUS - MAIN
1301 NORTH 600 WEST, LOGAN, UTAH

AGENDA

Item 1

Pledge of Allegiance & Welcome

Item 2

Minutes from the June 19, 2017, Board Minutes are available online for your review and subsequent approval.

ACTION:  Recommend approval of minutes.

Item 3

New Board Members

Ann Geary, Board Chair

Chad Campbell, President

The Board of Directors and Administration are pleased to welcome Sue Luman of GBS Services and Brian Hyde of Autoliv as new Board members, both serving for business and industry in the region. As you may recall, these new board members were selected by and appointed by the education representatives on the board during the June 19, 2017, Board Meeting in accordance with Utah Code. Sue and Brian will be invited to take a few minutes to introduce themselves so we can all get to know them better. A brief introduction of the other Board members along with the Administrative staff also seems prudent.

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.

Item 4

New Chief Development Officer

Chad Campbell, President

Frank Stewart, Chief Development Officer

Bridgerland Technical College is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Chief Development Officer, Frank Stewart. This is the first time in the history of Bridgerland that we have had a full-time position whose primary duties and responsibilities are based around securing alternative funding sources. Frank comes to us with tremendous background and experience as a development officer with substantial experience in the public higher education arena. His resume includes development work with both Utah State and Idaho State Universities

Frank will be in attendance at this meeting to introduce himself and provide the board with some of his background and vision for the future. We are excited to add him to the Bridgerland team.

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board

Item 5

Program Highlights – Utah State University Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Systems

Taylor Adams, Board Member

The Utah State Board of Regents recently approved a new degree, the Bachelor of Science in Technology Systems, for Utah State University. The degree allows students that have received an approved 900+ hour certificate from a technical college, to obtain 30 credits at USU. Students can then work towards their Associate of Applied Sciences in General Technology degree and eventually towards the new bachelor’s degree. Students can choose to emphasize in information and computer technology; product development; robotics, automation and control; or technical management.

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.

Item 6

Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 Operating Budget and Equipment Request – Strategic Planning

Chad Campbell, President

For your information and review is a copy of the preliminary FY 2018-2019 Operating Budget (Building Blocks) and Equipment Request. This draft list is a compilation of the budget needs and represents the current and immediate priorities of the College. The budget is based on input from the Strategic Planning process, departmental advisory committees, instructional departments, and administrative analysis. Some “trimming” of this list may occur by the Commissioner’s Office or the Board of Trustees, but it represents the best analysis of business and industry demand in relationship to the College’s ability to implement the request during the coming months. This request will be forwarded on to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget and to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst on its way to consideration during the next General Session of the Utah State Legislature. Discussions of the appropriate size or amount of the request are in progress with the Utah System of Technical Colleges’ (UTech) President and Presidents’ Cabinet.

ACTION: Recommend approval of the FY 2018-2019 Operating Budget and Equipment Request.

Item 7

FY 2018-2019 Capital Improvement Request – Strategic Planning

John Davidson, Vice President for Instruction

Capital Improvement requests are designed to make major improvements or repairs to existing state buildings. Included for your information and review is a copy of Bridgerland’s Capital Improvement Requests for FY 2018-2019. The spreadsheet represents a summary listing of the respective projects. The projects listed have been identified by a combination of processes that include a Facility Condition Assessment conducted by the State of Utah’s Division of Facilities, Construction, and Management (DFCM) and the Strategic Planning process internal to the College. Additional details will be provided.

ACTION: Recommend approval of the FY 2018-2019 Capital Improvement Request.

Item 8

FY 2016-2017 Enrollment, Completion, and Cost Report

Jim White, Vice President for Student Services

In accordance with UTech Policy 205.10 “College Data Submission and Certification,” the President, the Vice President for Student Services, and the Vice Presidents for Instruction conducted a careful review of the FY 2016-2017 enrollment (headcount and membership hours), certificate, and placement data to certify the data is complete and accurate, and complies with the criteria outlined in UTech policies 200, 201, and 205. The policy further requires the president’s review and certification of the data to be presented to the College Board of Directors in an official board meeting as an information item not requiring approval.

Jim White, Vice President for Student Services, will be in attendance at the meeting to provide the Board with the review and certification of the preliminary year-end data submission. For informational purposes, the data will be presented as a comparison between FY 2016-2017 and FY 2015-2016 using the outdated reporting definitions. A report showing the FY 2016-2017 results using the new definitions approved by the UTech Board of Trustees will also be provided. Based on the great leadership of the Commissioner and information from legislators on the Higher Education Appropriations Committee, the definitions are still being improved. Accordingly, the FY 2016-2017 enrollment data becomes the baseline for future comparisons and is not comparable to past performance. Attachment: 2016-2017 ECC Report, New Outcomes Reporting

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.

Item 9

Policy 300.345 – Benefits Update

Chad Campbell, President

During the June 19, 2017, Board Meeting, the Board approved an update to Policy 300.345 – Benefits to provide an alternate retirement plan for eligible employees. Subsequent to that approval, Bridgerland has worked with the Utah Retirement System and the Utah Interlocal Educational Benefits Trust to provide this alternative plan. The original plan was to use TIAA/CREF that is in use by many public colleges and universities in the state; however, that plan has changed their eligibility requirements so it is no longer available to small institutions like Bridgerland. Accordingly, we have identified another eligible provider. The proposed changes to this policy are limited to changing the provider and then minor restructuring of the paragraphs.

ACTION: Recommend approval of Policy 300.345 Benefits.

Item 10

New Web Site

Wendy Carter, Vice President for Instruction

Adrienne O’Brien, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The College is excited to unveil the newly designed web site utilizing the URL www.btech.edu. Prior to the College name change, strategic planning objectives identified a need to increase the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of the web site.  With that in mind, a new Marketing Director was selected with years of SEO experience. The opportunity to recreate the web site using new navigation paths and web tools that focus on the user experience aligned perfectly with the adoption of the new URL. The roll out occurred just weeks ago, but already analytics are proving potential students are successfully finding the information they are seeking.

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.

Item 11

BTECH Updates & Calendar Items

Chad Campbell, President

  • Authorized Check Signers – triggered by name change and change in Board leadership
  • Calendar available at edu/event-calendars
    • Council on Occupational Education Reaffirmation Visit – September 18-21, 2017
    • Fall Fashion Show – November 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m.
    • General Graduation – December 6, 6:30 p.m.
    • Nursing Graduation – December 7, 5:30 p.m.
  • 2017-2018 Board Meeting Dates
    • November 20, 2017
    • January 22, 2018
    • April 23, 2018
    • June 18, 2018

Item 12

Other Items of Business

Item 13

Next Meeting Date: The next Board meeting will be Monday, November 20, 2017, at 4 p.m.

Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

 

Brigham City Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Campuses

Logan Campus - Main . 435-753-6780
1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321

Brigham City Campus . 435-734-0614
325 West 1100 South Brigham City, UT 84302