WSR 07-17-043

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


[ Filed August 9, 2007, 9:04 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending/repealing and reissuing the Highline Community College students rights and responsibilities rules to clarify procedures and make substantive changes to students' rights and responsibilities at Highline Community College.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140(13).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Highline Community College student rights and responsibilities rules have not been updated since 1992. These proposed amended rules are required to comport with procedures in place at the college that deal with student complaints and to address proposed changes in the student disciplinary process. The proposed amended rules also address substantive concerns about student conduct that have evolved since these rules were last amended in 1992.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other federal or state agencies that regulate this matter.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and Highline Community College vetted these proposed rules with the campus community, including student government and faculty.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Toni Castro, Dean for Student Services, Highline Community College, P.O. Box 98000, 2400 South 240th Street, Mailstop 6-11, Des Moines, WA 98198-9800, phone (206) 878-3710, ext. 3351, fax (206) 870-4801, e-mail tcastro@highline.edu; or Dena Dillon, Executive Assistant for Student Services, Highline Community College, P.O. Box 98000, 2400 South 240th Street, Mailstop 6-11, Des Moines, WA 98198-9800, phone (206) 878-3710, ext. 3077, fax (206) 870-4801, e-mail ddillon@highline.edu.

August 9, 2007

Toni Castro

Dean for Student Services

Washington State Code Reviser's Office