49th annual Washington Community College Mathematics Conference (WCCMC 2017) May 18-20th hosted by Highline College at Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound WA. Website, lodging info (reserve your room now!), call for presenters, registration information, and more now available at Washington CC Math Conference Website.
Some current state legislative bills related to education you may want to comment on via leg.wa.gov include:
HB 1033: Expanding Access to State Needs Grants.
HB 1168: 70 percent Fulltime faculty at CTCs by 2023.
HB 1179: Part-time faculty receive equal pay for equal work by 2020-2021.
HB 1237: Modifying collective bargaining law to authorize providing additional compensation to academic employees at community and technical colleges.
HB 1732: Concerning the confidentiality of educator professional growth plans.
HB 1168 would require 70 percent of faculty positions be full-time tenured or tenure-track at each college and throughout the system by 2023. This would cost an estimated $9.1 million in the 2017-19 biennium and $52 million in the 2021-13 biennium, the deadline for full implementation.
HB 1179 would increase pay for part-time non-tenure track faculty to 100 percent of a full-time academic workload. This must be met system-wide and by each college by 2023. If this bill becomes law, it would cost about $65.5 million in the 2017-19 biennium, increasing to $174.7 million in the 2021-23 biennium.
The Washington Math Pathways to Completion Task Force is seeking feedback (deadline Dec. 1st) from a range of interested educational stakeholders across the state concerning proposed recommendations and strategies for bringing math pathways to scale in Washington State. Please see
Mathematics Pathways to Completion: An Overview, and
WA Math Pathways to Completion Task Force Draft Recommendations.
The latter has instructions for providing feedback via either a web survey or by e-mail to Bill Moore, Math Pathways Task Force facilitator, and Director, K-12 Partnerships, SBCTC.
Safe travels to our colleagues attending the AMATYC national conference in Denver Nov. 17-20. A great line-up of talks are listed in the Mini-Program. Delegates representing our interests will be voting on several important items as listed in the
Delegate Packet. Full details at 2017 AMATYC Conference Website.
Save the dates! The 2017 Washington Community College Math Conference (WCCMC), Gathering for a PrimeL Howl, will be held May 18-20 at Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center (and best indoor water park in the state!) just an hour south of Seattle in Grand Mound WA. Hosted by Highline College, so you know it will be great. Keynote Speakers announced, see our WA MATH CONFERENCE page.