One of the longtime, ongoing conversations at Shoreline Community College is what the college smoking policy should look like. Now, under the direction of VP Daryl Campbell, the policy, untouched since the ‘70s, is about to be revamped. Administration has listened to the concerns and suggestions by students, faculty and staff, and is on a serious track to propose new policy reflective of current practice.
As reported at College Council, Wednesday, April 22, a small task force with representatives from all constituencies will be formed. They will consult with the college community to ensure that nothing is overlooked, and develop proposed policy/procedure. Enforcement guidelines and shelter locations, including the final location for the shelter currently placed temporarily near the 1800 Building, will be considered and written into the new policy.
The placement of smoking shelters on campus is not something Vice President Daryl Campbell and the college administration take lightly.
"We recognize the importance of meeting the needs of both non-smokers and smokers and continue to look for a solution that will work for everybody," he said in an article in the February 20 edition of DAAG.
Administration expects the timeline for this process to begin April 26, with completion planned for mid-June. College Council will review the draft policy and submit it to PSET and the Board of Trustees for approval. Implementation of the new smoking policy and final location of shelters is planned for sometime Summer Quarter, with full implementation for Fall Quarter 2009.