Board Meeting Minutes Friday, February 12, 2021

Salish Kootenai College Board of Directors

Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, February 12, 2021

Robert Depoe Classrooms 142-143

Social Distancing

Members present:
Jim Durglo, Jennifer Finley (arrived at 10:35am), Ronda Howlett, Felicia Paul, Anita Dupuis (Zoom), Jamie Courville (arrived at 10:45am), and President Sandra Boham.

Members absent:
Nich’e Caye (Community Vaccinations).

Others present:
Dan Durglo, Stacey Sherwin, Audrey Plouffe, Tommie Linsebigler, Antony Bertholote, Nick Roberts and Anita Big Spring.

Meeting Call to Order

Jim Durglo, SKC Board Chair called the SKC Board of Directors meeting to order at 10:05 am with the opening prayer by Dan Durglo, VPAA.                                                                                   

Open for Groups and Individuals


Consent Agenda

Reports (included in packet) Questions/Comments
January 15, 2021 Meeting Minutes
Financial Report
Personnel Report
Student Services Report
Vice President for Academic Affairs
SKC Foundation Report

Motion by Ronda Howlett to approve the consent agenda which includes the January 15, 2021 board meeting minutes. Second by Felicia Paul. Voting 4 For 0 Against. 3 Absent (Jennifer Finley, Nich’e Caye, Jamie Courville). Motion carried.

President’s Report

President Boham briefed the board:

  • Winter 2020-2021 Enrollment Report.
  • SKC Budget and Budget Process.

Dan Durglo, Vice President for Academic Affairs presented:

Quality Matters

  • The American Indian College Fund sponsored the new teaching tool “Quality Matters”, in which it is a new learning objective.
  • Evaluating course designs in the beginning middle and ending of the quarter.
  • Serving the needs of our students with disabilities, how can we better serve them.
  • Looking at instructional materials for your students.
  • Evaluating Institutional Policy.
  • Professional Development.
  • Navigate courses through the COVID-19.
  • Applying energy rubric. How are you starting the course and ending the course?
  • What kind of technology are we using for instruction?

NWCCU Pre-Visit Meeting w/SKC Board and CSKT Tribal Council

NWCCU: Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy; Selina Grace, NWCCU Senior Vice President;

CSKT Tribal Council: Carole Lankford, Michael Dolson, Charmel Gillin, and Martin Charlo

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, President of NWCCU presented to the board via Zoom on the:

  • Trends Impacting Education
  • Governance
  • Value Proposition
  • Accreditation


New Business

Board Goals and Priorities

  • Board’s goals and priorities will be sent out due to an excel configuration.
  • Potential salary survey
  • Refine goals, short-term and long-term activity.

AHIEC Spring Board Meeting Virtual Session

The SKC Board has been registered for the AIHEC Spring meeting. The meetings are very informative and you can hear discussion on a national level.

Jordan Thompson, CSKT lobbyist is advocating at the Legislative session in Helena, MT for Early Childhood Education and HISET Funding.

Board Action Items

Stacey Sherwin, Office of Institutional Effectiveness present the following policies to the board.

Policy 261.30 Tobacco Use on Campus

SKC seeks to promote the and safety of all members on campus. Employees, visitors, students, volunteers, vendors and contactor of SKC. Smoking is permitted outdoors at a distance of 25 feet or more from buildings on campus.

Motion by Jamie Courville to approve Policy 261.30 Tobacco Use on Campus. Second by Ronda Howlett. Voting 6 For, 0 Against, 1 Absent (Nich’e Caye). Motion carried.

Policy 845.00 Videography and Photography Policy

This policy governs the activities of film making and photography on the SKC campus and its properties, ownership/use of campus images.

Motion by Jamie Courville to approve Policy 845.00 Videography and Photography Policy. Second by Anita Dupuis. Voting 6 For, 0 Against, 1 Absent (Nich’e Caye). Motion carried.

Policy 725.00 Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Operations

This policy provides guidance concerning the operation of, and uses for drones by SKC for the purpose of administrative, research, instructional and service functions to the College.

Motion by Felicia Paul to approve Policy 725.00 Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Operations. Second by Jamie Courville. Voting 6 For, 0 Against, 1 absent (Nich’e Caye). Motion carried.

The next SKC Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for March 12, 2021 beginning at 10 am.

The March 12, 2021 SKC Board of Directors adjourned at 3pm.

Executive Session called at 3:15 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Anita Big Spring
SKC Board Recording Secretary