PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Calculation of full-time equivalent students for community and technical colleges, amending WAC 392-121-188.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Community and technical colleges are serving high school at-risk and drop-out students. Presently, the rules make them report the students on a seat-time basis, instead of a credit-type basis. These colleges don't track seat time, so this becomes a huge burden to them. This rule would change the FTE calculation for these at-risk and drop-out students to make it easier for the colleges to claim the students for funding.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mitch Thompson, OSIP Enrollment Supervisor, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6306.
June 20, 2007
Dr. Terry Bergeson