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AG 17-189CITY OF Federal Way w ink 1A(l)MA Ac-7\ 189 -t -t GHLINE FEDERAL WAY PUBLIC SCHOOLS COLLEGEEA. SLho...vac.A drawn AIRIOMTfuture MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) PARTIES: City of Federal Way, University of Washington Tacoma, Highline College, Federal Way Public Schools SUBJECT: Higher Education Collaboration in the City of Federal Way, Washington DATE: January 10, 2017 This memorandum is prepared to outline a collaborative agreement between the City of Federal Way, Federal Way Public Schools, the University of Washington Tacoma and Highline College. It is the intent of these four parties to actively pursue off- campus higher education offerings to include associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, certification /endorsements and graduate degree programs within the City of Federal Way. Each party is committed but not limited to deliberate actions and making a good faith effort towards accomplishing this objective. The City of Federal Way, Federal Way Public Schools, the University of Washington Tacoma and Highline College are committed to the following responsibilities: • identify higher education programming and class offerings appropriate for the regional economic market and student demand; • create additional programming for career pathways from high schools in Federal Way Public Schools and potentially surrounding school districts to post- secondary education and /or careers; • provide opportunities for career advancement for Federal Way Public Schools faculty for certification and endorsements ensuring that all staff are highly trained and qualified; • afford opportunities for Federal Way Public Schools secondary scholars to enroll in extension and enrichment coursework, (i.e. college in the high school); • provide opportunities for and access to post- secondary and adult education for community members in one of the most diverse cities in the state thereby removing barriers that prevent access to education; • provide the best academic faculty to maximize the quality of class - offerings and higher education programming; • identify present and future locations appropriate to accommodate higher education facilities to support student and public access; • identify and engage strategic community and regional partners who have interests in higher education in the region; • engage in activities to identify, recruit and market higher education programming in order to maximize student access; • make a commitment to securing financing for future operations and facilities to accomplish the higher education initiative; and • establish a community -based board of citizens and educators to explore how to best engage the community, assess on -going community and employer need, determine student demand, secure resources for on -going capital and operating needs, and advocate for higher education in Federal Way. Highline College will primarily focus on pre - college and lower- division course offerings. The University of Washington Tacoma will primarily focus on higher level course offerings. The parties within this Memorandum of Understanding will work collaboratively to determine the best approach for meeting the postsecondary education needs of the City of Federal Way, Federal Way Public Schools and the south King County region. The ultimate objective is to enhance the skilled, educated workforce required to sustain a competitive and viable economy for the future of the City of Federal Way and our region. This Memorandum of Understanding is signed on this 10th day of January 2017. on. James A. Ferrell Mayor City of Federal Way fi/•%--4 Dr. Mark A. Pagano Chancellor University of Washington Tacoma i�► A. fr/agnitz Acting President Highline College Dr. Tammy Campb 11 Superintendent Federal Way Public Schools