Bridgerland Technical College

August 24, 2020



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Item 1

Pledge of Allegiance & Welcome


Item 2

Consent Calendar Approval

A. Minutes from the June 22, 2020, Board meeting are available online for review and subsequent approval.

B. Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 Strategic Planning Evaluation Results

During the last year, the Board has had the opportunity to learn more about the accomplishments of the College and participate in the evaluation of progress toward achieving the objectives in the Strategic Plan. The “Tri-Annual Highlights” throughout the year have been compiled into a single document and demonstrate progress from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. This document is provided as an online link: 2019-2020 Strategic Planning Evaluation Results Composite.

ACTION: Recommend approval of the Consent Calendar items.


Item 3

Responsibilities and Authority of USHE Governing & Administrative Officers
Dave Woolstenhulme, Commissioner
Geoff Landward, Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel

The Utah System of Higher Education comprises of 16 institutions, all with unique missions, but who are also working toward common goals and a unified vision. To ensure the system is efficient, effective, and delivers world-class instruction and research, the Board of Higher Education and institutional boards of trustees must align responsibility and authority. Commissioner Woolstenhulme and Deputy Commissioner Landward will be present to provide guidance on the Responsibilities and Authority document. At the creation of this agenda, the Commissioner was requesting adoption of the document by the Utah Board of Higher Education available to view here: Delegated Duties and Responsibilities.


Item 4

Policy Updates
Chad Campbell, President
Jim White, Vice President for Student Services
Lisa Rock, Controller

Changes in laws and accreditation requirements prompt the majority of updates to policies and plans. Policies with updates have been identified on the spreadsheet provided as a link. Proposed changes are indicated with red and strikethrough. Administration will be present at the meeting to address any questions or comments from the Board.

Click here for policy updates.

ACTION: Recommend approval of policies as provided in the Policy Updates.


Item 5

Budget Request – Capital Improvements
Paul James, Director of Facilities

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 proposed Capital Improvement Requests for FY 2021-2022. 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 2021-2022 Capital Improvement Request.


Item 6

Budget Request – Operating Budget
Chad Campbell, President

For your information and review is a copy of the preliminary FY 2021-2022 Operating Budget (Building Block) 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 and/or the Utah Board of Higher Education, 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. Guidance from the Utah Board of Higher Education regarding the budget request process this year was adopted at their Board Meeting on August 21. This request was prepared in advance of the formal action taken by the Board. As a result, adjustments to this request may occur as Bridgerland responds to the direction from the Board along with any additional guidance or direction that might come from the Legislature and/or the Commissioner. This request, when approved by the Board, 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.

ACTION: Recommend approval of the FY21-22 Budget Request including permission to update the request when guidance from the Commissioner and/or the Utah Board of Higher Education is available.


Item 7

FY 2019-2020 Student Enrollment and Outcomes Report
Jim White, Vice President for Student Services

In accordance with the previous UTech Policy 205.10 “College Data Submission and Certification,” that has now been adopted by the Utah Board of Education,  the President, the Vice President for Student Services, and the Vice President for Instruction conducted a careful review of the FY 2019-2020 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 Trustees 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. A report showing the FY 2019-2020 compared to FY 2018-2019 results using the new definitions approved by the UTech Board of Trustees will be provided. A copy of the College certified data is available for review as a link.

Preliminary Student Enrollment and Outcomes Report
FY 2018-2019
FY 2019-2020

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.


Item 8

Utah Board of Higher Education (UBHE) Report
Dr. Scott Theurer, UBHE Representative
Wilford Clyde, UBHE Representative

A brief update from the Utah Board of Higher Education will be provided.

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.


Item 9

Information Items

A. COVID-19 Response

Learn & Work in Utah Grant

The College submitted an application for the Learn and Work Grant (Pathway to Recovery, CARES Act), on July 31, 2020, to be used for student scholarships. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development recently approved the application and awarded $386,050 to current and future BTECH students. BTECH staff is working hard to ensure students will greatly benefit from this generous award, which will need to be expended by December 1, 2020. Individuals interested in applying for the Pathway to Recovery Scholarship can apply at

B. Custom Fit Training Department – Year to Date

Fiscal Year Trainees Training Hours Total Companies New Companies
19-20 Qtr 1 1,488 11,802 140 18
19-20 Qtr 2 2,257 25,378 176 19
19-20 Qtr 3 3,665 45,730 181 30
19-20 Qtr 4 4,147 68,431 220 41

C. Stand-Alone Courses

    • In accordance with USTC Policy 200, Section 5.1.2, courses not part of an approved certificate shall be approved by the Chief Instructional Officer and reported to the College Board of Directors as an information item. The current schedule is included as a link and is always available online at No new courses need to be approved at this time.

D. Calendar/Happenings

  • Faculty and staff participated in Professional Development during the annual Fall Kick-Off Conference at BTECH on August 17 with the theme, “Think It, Learn It, Do It.” This theme will continue through next year where we celebrate 50 years! The keynote speaker – two-time world champion in Paralympics, Mike Schlappi, talked about taking response-ability and being empowered to do hard things despite difficult circumstances.
  • Due to current COVID concerns, the June Graduation was postponed. This event was recreated as a walk-through celebration on August 10 and 11 where students and their families were assigned specific times to be recognized individually. It was a great success and students expressed their appreciation for the unique way their great accomplishment was acknowledged and celebrated.
  • Calendar available at
    • Board Meeting Dates
      • November 16, 2020
      • January 25, 2021
      • April 19, 2021

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.


Item 10