The Chemeketa Community College board on Wednesday will consider awarding a contract for the college's new agricultural complex after hearing recommendations from staff. Construction on the complex is expected to begin later this year, with the building opening in 2020.
Board members will consider adopting changes to the college's rules of procurement to align them with new state rules, consider faculty sabbatical requests for the 2019-20 school year and review policies on employee evaluation, job descriptions and signatures on payments.
They will approve grant applications for funds sought by college staff, including $1.4 million from the Willamette Workforce Partnership to develop a youth services program with education and workforce training for young adults ages 16-24, and $57,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop a transfer pathway to Oregon State University's biological data science program.
Board members will discuss the annual presidential evaluation process, to be conducted in June, and hear updates on budget committee member selection, changes to the college's academic freedom policy, a proposed board schedule for 2019-20 and updates to other policies.
The board will hear reports on the college's budget, enrollment, staff, administration and student association.
Correction: This article incorrectly implied Chemeketa has been awarded several grants that the college is still seeking. The board will consider the grant applications at the meeting.
Meeting details: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at Chemeketa Community College's Salem campus, 4000 Lancaster Dr N.E., Building 2, Room 170
Board members: Neva Hutchinson, Ed Dodson, Ron Pittman, Ken Hector, Jackie Franke, Diane Watson and Betsy Earls.