College Council

Chairperson:  Roland Robinson (Faculty)

College Council is the primary shared structure for the college responsible for coordinating institutional effectiveness processes in support of the college’s mission, strategic plan, and core themes. It offers each constituent group the opportunity to participate in the planning process and program initiatives as well as to develop, review, and revise policies and procedures through their representatives. The Council provides recommendations to the College President and through the College President to the Board of Trustees on college matters.

College Council Retreat



College Committees and Statements of Purpose for Each Committee:

  • Assessment Committee
  • Bates Administrative Team (BAT): BAT’s purpose is to assemble the administrative team of the college to insure we are moving in the same direction.
  • Curriculum Committee
  • E-Learning Committee
  • Emergency Response Team (ERT): ERT’s purpose is to assist the college community and visitors to safely and efficiently evacuate in the event of a wide range of emergency situations.
  • Facilities Committee: Facilities Committee’s purpose is to ensure that facilities exceed customer expectations and to ensure that every person benefits from their contact with Bates.
  • General Advisory Council (GAC): GAC’s purpose and duties of its members shall be to provide guidance to the President of Bates Technical College, including but not limited to the following areas: promoting and advocating for Bates Technical College to the community; assisting in identifying resources; establishing partnerships with industry, labor government, schools, colleges and community; evaluating and assessing college program advisory committees; and assisting in the monitoring of the college’s strategic plan.
  • IDEAL Council
  • I-Deans: The purpose for the Instruction deans committee is to coordinate planning across various teaching and learning units that have oversight of course schedule planning, faculty evaluation, faculty development, curriculum development, faculty/staff hiring and supervision, budget development, fiscal monitoring and other related administrative activities such as program assessment. 
  • Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM): SEM’s purpose is to coordinate activities related to the enrollment, registering, advising, monitoring, tracking and/or outreaching to potential and current students.
  • Tenure Review Oversight Committee (TROC) TROC’s purpose is to be responsible for ensuring that the tenure review process is followed. Responsibilities related to tenure at Bates Technical College are governed by The Revised Code of Washington (RCW).
  • Veterans Committee: Veterans Committee’s purpose is to provide assistance through education, certification, and guidance to military veterans and their dependents in achieving their educational objectives and effectively promotes the retention, graduation, and transfer of military veteran students and their dependents.

  If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Seibert at 253.680.7003