WSR 07-11-155



[ Filed May 22, 2007, 5:48 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-06-087 and 07-08-111.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Student rights and responsibilities, chapter 132U-120 WAC; and Complaints -- Discrimination and/or harassment/intimidation, chapter 132U-300 WAC.

Hearing Location(s): Whatcom Community College, Laidlaw Center Boardroom, 237 West Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226, on Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 12, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Keri Parriera, 237 West Kellogg Road, e-mail, fax (360) 676-2171, by July 3, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Bill Culwell, disabilities support director, by July 3, 2007, TTY (360) 647-3279 or (360) 676-2170 ext. 3320.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To add definition of dean of instruction; change term lengths and requirements of student rights and responsibilities committee; add dismissal from a selective admissions program as a result of academic evaluations; amend policies, procedures and definitions for discrimination and/or harassment/intimidation complaints.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The structure of the student rights and responsibilities committee has changed and term lengths etc. need to be amended, and discrimination requirements have changed, requiring amendments to the WACs.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.130 and [28B.50.]140 and chapter 49.60 RCW.

Rule is necessary because of state court decision, ESHB 2661.

Name of Proponent: Whatcom Community College, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Keri Parriera, 237 West Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226, (360) 676-2170 ext. 3202; Implementation and Enforcement: Patricia Onion, 237 West Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226, (360) 676-2170 ext. 3276.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No monetary implications are attached to this policy. No costs imposed on small business through adoption of these rule amendments.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. No economic impact. Rules relate to internal college operations.

May 22, 2007

Patricia Onion

Vice-President for

Educational Services

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 07-12 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office