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Committee Name: Faculty Association Committee
Meeting Date: 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM
Machelle Berger, Lorenz Chan , Juville Dario-Becker, Donna Hobbs,  Matt Latimer, Cynthia Lofaso, John McCullough, Shannon McDermott, David McGee, Alison Moore, Dennis Phillips, Julie Piercy, Tom Sparhawk, Jim Tuite, Rick Tyler, Mark Zoccola
  1. Learning Environment Awardees:
    February: John McCullough and Tim Wilhelm
    March: Jessy Hogan and Matt Latimer
  2. Non-agreement in information posted on the CVCC website and information in the CVCC Handbook. Faculty will be notified when changes are made in either medium.
  1. Faculty Committee Assignment:
Membership in College committees is ending for certain members at the end of the academic year; faculty are encouraged to notify Matt Latimer of their committee preferences if their tenure is ending.
  1. CFAC:
Cynthia Lofaso, CVCC’s CFAC representative informed the group that all available or vacant positions in the VCSS are posted in common repository, the state job website
  1. Faculty Senate of Virginia
Tom Sparhawk apprised the group on the advantages of membership in the statewide organization, the Faculty Senate of Virginia.
  1. Faculty Division Representatives
  2. SME: Shannon McDermott
    HSS: David McGee
  1. Faculty awards
Julie Piercy announced the faculty recognition awards and encouraged everyone to nominate deserving individuals including themselves.
  1. Dr. Capps
Dr. Capps came to the Faculty Association meeting to address some issues and answer question on the following:

1. Nationwide advertisement of academic position. The college did not advertise in the Chronicle of Higher Education partly because of cost. The academic positions that were posted gained attention nationwide as there were applicants from California and Maine, in addition to the local ones.

2. Student academic credits and completion. One reason is that students are often unable to register for the classes that they need to complete their degree because of academic scheduling. Students who work certain shifts at their jobs are not able to come to campus to attend class. There was discussion on what can be done to accommodate these group of students.

3. From three to two divisions. The proposal is on the table to collapse the current three CVCC academic divisions into two, with the accompanying restructuring and reassignments of the current administrative hierarchy.

4. Instructional academic calendar. There was discussion on some discrepancies and conflicts in the current academic schedule. One reason was that the faculty were not consulted when the schedule was developed. For this academic year, the calendar is already set. Dr. Capps will bring the discussion to the Town Hall meeting and continue the discussion.
5. Declining Enrollment. Dr. Capps will continue the discussion at the Town Hall Meeting.
  1. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 1:55 PM
None at this time.
None at this time.
Juville Dario-Becker
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