Sabbatical Leave Applications Due Friday, Feb 3

Bellevue College Office of Instruction

The deadline for submitting sabbatical leave applications for academic year 2017-18 is Friday, February 3, 2017.  If you are interested in applying for sabbatical, please submit an application to the Office of Instruction (A202) on or before February 3, 2017.  Please do not submit applications via email.

The purpose of a Sabbatical Leave is to improve the professional skills of the faculty member through study, research, and creative work.  The College will receive direct benefit of such an experience through the increasing effectiveness of those persons participating in this professional leave program.  Each leave recipient, upon return, is required to submit a written report to the College President within one (1) month to substantiate her/his Sabbatical Leave activities.

The Sabbatical Leave Committee will review applications and submit recommendations to the Interim President.  The Interim President shall transmit the committee’s recommendations along with her concurrence or alternate recommendation to the Board of Trustees at the April meeting of the Board.

Please keep in mind that changes in the College’s budget circumstances may affect funding for sabbatical leaves.  Further, as in the past, decisions on sabbatical leaves may be delayed until the formulation of the College’s budget is completed.

Application forms and instructions for submission can be found in the Forms Library on MyBC.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Human Resources or the Office of Instruction.

BAS in Digital Marketing Approved

Following the September 2016 approval by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), Bellevue College has recently received approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Digital Marketing effective April 2017.

Logo for iBIT Institute for Business and Informatio Technology
iBIT Logo

The program will reside within the College’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (iBIT), whose staff and faculty including Jody Laflen, Suzanne Marks, Kyle Barber, Dena Laney and Irene Ferrante were instrumental in  the development of the program working collaboratively with Chris Bell, Director of Applied Baccalaureate Degree Development.

Patricia James, Associate Vice President for Effectiveness and Strategic Planning and Accreditation Liaison Officer for Bellevue College helped guide the process, which resulted in the letter of approval stating that the Digital Marketing program “aligns with the mission of the College and its core themes of advancing student success, excelling in teaching and learning and building community by meeting the demands of employers as well as providing educational opportunities to graduates who are community college transfer students or technical degree graduates.”

The letter goes on to state that the Digital Marketing BAS “encompasses skills in marketing, media, content, design, web technologies, search engine optimization, mobile and social media application in addition to core marketing skills in research, visualization, and analytics.”

The program is readying a few possible courses for spring with a full launch planned for fall 2017.  For more information contact Jody Laflen, Dean, iBIT.