Bridgerland Technical College
June 17, 2019
BRIDGERLAND TECHNICAL COLLEGE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING
JUNE 17, 2019, 4 P.M.
LOGAN CAMPUS - MAIN
1301 NORTH 600 WEST, LOGAN, UTAH
Pledge of Allegiance & Welcome
Consent Calendar Approval
A. Minutes from the April 22, 2019, Board meeting are available online for review and subsequent approval.
To review the Strategic Plan for the next year, a questionnaire was sent to faculty, staff, students, and Board members to gather input. Administration, with the direction of the President, evaluated all input and have suggested the additions as outlined. Items no longer applicable have been removed and will be reported at the November Board Meeting. These changes are designed for continual improvement and to fulfill the mission of the College. This draft plan was approved by faculty and staff at the Faculty Senate meeting on May 16, 2019.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 Strategic Planning and Mission-Driven Operating Budget
Chad Campbell, President
Included for your information and review is the FY 2019-2020 Operating Budget. The spreadsheet provides a comparison of the changes among FY15-16, 16-17, 17-18, 18-19, and 19-20. During the April 22, 2019, Board Meeting, a brief update and implementation plan for new programs and equipment funding was provided and discussed. The following list is a brief summary of the legislative appropriations used to develop this budget.
As you will recall from our last meeting, the Board of Directors approved a $.05/hour tuition increase that was subsequently approved by the Board of Trustees. The increased rate results in an estimated increase in tuition revenue of $39,100 across the programs.
The following funds were appropriated directly to Bridgerland
- HB08 – $366,600 for Compensation and Benefits
- SB02 – $15,700 for Internal Service Fund Adjustments
- SB02 – $581,400 Market-Driven New or Expanded Programs
Direct Appropriation (Ongoing) Subtotal – $963,700
Legislative Transfer from UTECH to BTECH Budget:
- HB02 – $366,200 Equipment
- HB01 – $199,900 1.5% Restoration
- HB01 – $56,000 “Jobs Now”
Legislative Transfer from UTECH to BTECH (Ongoing) Subtotal: $622,100
Total Appropriation (Ongoing): $1,585,800
- SB02 – $156,700 Equipment
The following funds were previously appropriated to Bridgerland through the Utah System of Technical Colleges (UTECH) and come directly from the Legislature for FY19-20 going forward:
- HB02 – ($366,200) Equipment (see above)
- HB01 – ($199,900) 1.5% Restoration (see above)
- HB01 – ($56,000) “Jobs Now” (see above)
Previously Appropriated through UTECH Subtotal: ($622,100)
Performance Measure Appropriation Funding through UTECH: $242,540
Strategic Workforce Initiative/Investment (SWI) Grants through USU and WSU: $79,605
Total Revenue Increase: $1,481,645
Implementation of the new funds appropriated by the Legislature includes a 2.5 percent Cost of Living increase, along with the associated salary-driven and non-salary-driven benefit increases.
In addition, BTECH received funding to expand the Machining Technology Program to expand and support the Animal Sciences Program and the pathway to USU, add a Database Manager position, and add additional Student Success Advisors with the new funds for market-driven program expansion shown above.
The net increase in equipment funds is $156,700 (one-time), which has been prioritized by BTECH Administration from equipment requests submitted by the respective department heads.
This budget also includes the repurposing of existing funds as a result of internal efficiencies and natural attrition. In addition to the discussion and subsequent approval of the proposed “appropriated” budget, a brief discussion of the other sources and uses of revenue at the College will also be provided.
ACTION: Recommend approval of the FY2019-2020 Operating Budget.
Postsecondary Student Fees
Jim White, Vice President for Student Services
In accordance with the Utah System of Technical College (UTECH) Tuition and Fees Policy 204.8.1, the College seeks approval of fees for postsecondary students. Included for your information is a spreadsheet outlining these fees. Every effort is made to reduce the cost for students, and only necessary fees are assessed. These fees help offset the cost of training and may consist of required external industry certifications, exam fees, background checks, expendable supplies, consumable goods, technology, and lab expenses.
Policies and Plans Review
Chad Campbell, President
Although evaluated throughout the year, Administration coordinates a formal annual review of all policies and plans. This review has been in progress for a few months and has resulted in several suggested updates, which are outlined in the spreadsheet provided. Changes in laws and accreditation requirements prompt the majority of updates. Proposed changes are indicated with red and strikethrough. Policies and plans not listed on this spreadsheet were evaluated, but no changes are suggested at this time. For your review, the complete list of policies and plans is available at https://btech.edu/about-us/policies-2.
Administration will be present at the meeting to address any questions or comments from the Board.
ACTION: Recommend approval of changes as provided in the Policies and Plans Review.
Election of New Vice-Chair
Neil Perkes, Vice-Chair
The election of a new vice-chair, in accordance with Bridgerland Policy 103.4.2 Election of Officers will be conducted at this meeting. The nominating committee will nominate the candidate(s) and the chair will declare nominations open for any other nominations (providing the member nominated gives consent and the criteria of 1.1b has been confirmed.)
Following the nominations, including discussion by the Board, the election shall be conducted by hand vote. Each voting member will have one vote for vice-chair. The candidate receiving the most votes will become the new vice-chair.
ACTION: Vote to elect a Vice-Chair for the BTECH Board of Directors.
Development Office Updates
Frank Stewart, Chief Development Officer
This has been a big year as the College lays the groundwork for the proposed Health Sciences building. The Development Office has been busy securing donations for this new building and corporate sponsorships for events. A donor list is available online as a link. A brief update from the Development Office will be provided.
A. Custom Fit – Year to Date
|Fiscal Year||Trainees||Training Hours||Total Companies||New Companies|
|18-19 1st Qtr||1,246||13,840||127||24|
|18-19 2nd Qtr||1,731||24,140||143||33|
|18-19 3rd Qtr||3,281||44,345||180||38|
B. 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 btech.edu. No new courses need approved at this time.
- Faculty and staff had a full day of training at the Professional Development Conference on June 7, 2019. Instructional staff attended an interactive workshop presented by Dr. Trevor Roberts from USU focusing on enhancing curriculum. Besides hearing the presentation, faculty were able to work on projects. Non-instructional staff attended a workshop by MindTune focusing on mind optimization, focus, and performing at your best. Dr. Dave Schramm wrapped up the conference with a presentation on building connections.
- Calendar available at btech.edu/event-calendars
- Board Meeting Dates
- August 26, 2019
- November 18, 2019
- January 27, 2020
- Board Meeting Dates
ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the Board.
A Little About Bridgerland Technical College
The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.
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