The Chemeketa Community College board will hear recommendations on increasing tuition for the 2019-20 school year at their regular meeting Wednesday.
Neva Hutchinson, the board chair, said the board is aware tuition will have to increase next year, but is just beginning to discuss where the rate will be set. Staff will present several options at the meeting, she said, and a vote will likely be held in February.
Other items before the board:
• Adopt a new policy declaring the college's commitment to gender equity in athletics, a new policy limiting animals on campus to service animals and establish a process for students and staff requesting accommodation.
• Approve 2019-20 academic calendar and sabbatical requests for four faculty. The board will also look at recent donations and grants, including in-kind donations from Garmin and Oregon Surgery Specialist to support college programs.
• Review a timeline for developing next year's budget, which would include a public hearing in May and adoption in June.
• Learn about the college's efforts to establish a Biliteracy Seal program, which certifies students' proficiency in English and Spanish.
• Hear updates on the college's budget, enrollment, staff, administration and student association.
Meeting details: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Chemeketa Community College's Salem campus, 4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Building 2, Room 170
Board members: Neva Hutchinson, Ed Dodson, Ron Pittman, Ken Hector, Jackie Franke, Diane Watson and Betsy Earls.