(This post has been edited to correct errors in the summary of the Speakers List.)
At the beginning of the meeting, the Board approved promotions to Associate and Full Professor. They then noted the first reading of Policy 1800, which deals with the acceptance of gifts, and went through the second reading of the 7000 series of policies, which deal with the use of college facilities. The Board also voted partially to accept the revisions to Policy 1300 suggested by the Academic Senate and to incorporate the amended policy into the the policy manual.
In his report, President Keen first congratulated the college’s debate team for its recent achievements. Then he commented on the Academic Senate’s discussion earlier in the day of the Governance Review Task Force’s (GRTF) proposed changes to the Senate bylaws, noting that the extensiveness of the changes required further discussion. He commended the members of the GRTF for the work they did in preparing the proposal. Dr. Keen also noted that work of both the Institutional Planning Committee and the Assessment Committee is progressing well. Accreditation, he said, has become a continuous process, one that we will have to engage on an ongoing basis.
There were five people on the speakers list:
- NCCFT President Frank Frisenda, who spoke in favor of the GRTF’s proposed changes to the Senate bylaws as a reasonable compromise.
- AFA President Stefan Krompier, who spoke about the AFA Spring Conference, thanking those in attendance. He also spoke about the AFA’s promotional video and how he hopes to work with the college to use social media to improve enrollment.
- SGA President Gabrial Brooks spoke about the Inspire Student Scholarship
- Academic Senate Chair Evelyn Deluty spoke about the college’s $12 million deficit, asking what the Board’s fund-raising plans are.
- Academic Senate First Vice Chair David Stern expressed concern over the need for the board to address NYS Senate bill S2103 and requested that the board follow SUNY’s BOT and many other Community College Boards by including a report by the governance leader (at NCC the Academic Senate Chair) as part of the BOT meeting.