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Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1977 NO. 10 > Mar 15 1977

Because of the provisions of RCW 28B.50.050 a member of the faculty at the University of Washington, being employed by the board of regents of that institution, is ineligible for simultaneous service as a member of the state board for community college education.

AGO 1981 NO. 18 > Nov 18 1981

(1) The State Board for Community College Education has the authority, under RCW 28B.50.090, to (a) specify the number of days in an academic year or quarter in which instruction must be offered by each of the various community colleges; (b) define the number of hours of instruction that must be provided as the basis for counting a unit of academic credit for state funding purposes; (c) prescribe the maximum number of academic credit units per each particular class that are allowed to be counted for a particular degree or certificate by students enrolled in the various courses offered by the community colleges; and (d) designate a class or course involving students who are repeating a course previously completed and reduce a college's state funded enrollment count by such repeat enrollments.(2) The State Board for Community College Education does not have the authority, under RCW 28B.50.090, to (a) change the academic year for all community colleges from a quarter plan to a semester or a trimester plan; or (b) establish a minimum number of days of compensable service to be rendered by faculty and administrators employed by the community colleges.(3) To the extent that the State Board for Community College Education determines that accomplishment of the goals described in RCW 28B.50.090(3) requires either or both of those courses of action, the College Board may (a) direct a particular community college to alter its mix of courses in a manner that would make its overall curriculum more comprehensive; and (b) direct a particular community college to terminate a given course or program either because it is deemed to be unproductive (i.e., low enrollment or few completions) or because such termination would enhance the comprehensiveness of the total curriculum.

AGLO 1982 NO. 28 > Dec 16 1982

(1) The 1975 Vocational Education Act establishes a trichotomous relationship between the Commission for Vocational Education, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board for Community College Education whereby those three agencies share the responsibility and authority for directing public vocational education in the state.

AGLO 1977 NO. 30 > Jul 15 1977

The state board for community college education may not use funds from the appropriation contained in § 114, chapter 339, Laws of 1977, 1st Ex.Sess., to fund staff positions in minority affairs in the office of the state board itself.

AGLO 1977 NO. 31 > Jul 15 1977

A certain individual would not be rendered ineligible to serve on the state board for community college education under RCW 28B.50.050 by reason of his execution of a given personal service contract with the Institute for Educational Leadership.

AGLO 1974 NO. 99 > Nov 22 1974

WAC 131-16-300(2)(a) and (b), relating to salary increases for non-civil [[*sic (noncivil)]]service community college employees, authorize alternative choices or approaches which are legally available to all community colleges operating within the state system.