PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapters 132X-10, 132X-30, 132X-40, 132X-50, 132X-60, 132X-70, 132X-80, 132X-90 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 28B.50 RCW and RCW 42.56.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 132X-10 WAC, to reflect updates to the RCW numbers, update college title/office changes and language for clarification.
Chapter 132X-30 WAC, for inclusion of new language to update and clarify guidelines and procedural changes.
Chapter 132X-40 WAC, to change terminology from "policy" to "rule."
Chapter 132X-50 WAC, to update college title changes and definitions and to update and clarify language.
Chapter 132X-60 WAC, to update and add definitions of college terms and for inclusion of new language to update and clarify guidelines and procedural changes.
Chapter 132X-70 WAC, new: To specify the governing authority for faculty tenure and dismissal and to clarify purposes of granting professional leave to faculty.
Chapter 132X-80 WAC, new: To identify and provide guidelines for course materials sales and cost savings.
Chapter 132X-90 WAC, new: To provide process for brief and full adjudicative hearing.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Unknown.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. This topic will be included in the regular meeting of the college's board of trustees scheduled on December 7, 2011, for a public hearing and board adoption.
For questions, contact Diana Toledo, South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98512-6292, phone (360) 596-5206, fax (360) 586-3570, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 7, 2011