1920-004 All-College Mtg. Agenda Request

Full Name
John Shafer
Email address
jshafer@mxcc.edu
Phone Number
860-202-4784
Role at MxCC
·         Faculty
Submitted on behalf of:
the college
Proposal Title
Request to Allocate the September 24 Town Hall Meeting for a Discussion of Whether to Take a “Vote of No-Confidence” on Students First and the BOR
Proposal Type
Request for Action (obtain approval)
Proposal Description/Rationale
This proposal is intended as a follow-up to the proposal submitted last spring, #1819-017 “Resolution Against the Consolidation of Connecticut’s Community Colleges.” This proposal generated many questions and a few controversies but it still stands and two of the three governance assemblies specifically requested that a college-wide meeting be held to discuss this issue and a college-wide vote be potentially allowed to occur. This proposal is intended to provide specific means for this meeting to occur through the September 24 Town Hall. Since the original proposal was submitted, 10 other community colleges have also taken votes of no-confidence in the Board of Regents and Mark Ojakian’s leadership of the system As such, this proposal asks that this question be included in the topic of the meeting. The goal of the meeting will be to determine the following:
– whether to take a vote of confidence or no confidence at all
– what specifically should be voted on, including Students First, the BOR, Mark Ojakian, forming a special task force review team
(specific proposal will be presented)
– how and when such a vote should occur
Informed guest presenters may be asked to attend the meeting to provide brief background information.As the Executive Council is tasked with setting the agenda for all-college meetings, this proposal is being presented directly to the council.
Does this proposal have campus-wide implications? If yes, how so? If not a campus-wide concern, you may want to refer this issue to your supervisor
This issue has huge college-wide implications as it involves the potential dissolving of Middlesex Community College as a separately managed and accredited institution. Faculty and staff should have an opportunity to discuss this collectively and determine if and how they wish to make their voices heard through an official vote of confidence or no-confidence, if they so desire.
Does this proposal address a strategic priority of the college? If so, describe.
It does not necessarily impact any specific priority, but it potentially impacts all strategic priorities of the college and it involves the college’s very ability to set its own strategic priorities.
Does this proposal have budgetary implications? If so, describe projected costs and funding sources.
This proposal itself does not have any budgetary requirements, but indirectly deals with the entire budgetary process of the college and the community college system.
Is this proposal time sensitive? If so, describe the timeframe for implementation.
This proposal is very time-sensitive as there is only one town hall meeting scheduled for this semester.
What governing body at MxCC do you feel would be most appropriate to address your interests?
·         Executive Council

Recorder Review

Date: 9/12/19

Recorder: Corey Martell

Action:

XSubmitted to governing body (list body): Executive Council
Returned to Originator for revision
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Committee Review

Committee:N/A

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Assembly Review:

Assembly: N/A

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Executive Council Review

Meeting Date: 9/18/19

Recorder: Corey Martell

Action:

Xsupport with some adjustment
further development required (returned to originator(s) for further development)
not supported
no recommendation/not applicable  (explain below)

Comments/Rationale:

The Executive Council agreed to allow John Shafer 30 minutes at the All-College Meeting to present his proposal.

President’s Decision

Date:

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Approved
Modified
Not Approved
Returned for Revision
XNot Applicable

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