1819-017 Resolution re: Consolidation

Full Name
John Shafer
Email address
jshafer@mxcc.edu
Phone Number
860-343-5811
Role at MxCC
·         Faculty
Submitted on behalf of:
MxCC and CSCU Governance
Proposal Title
Resolution Against the Consolidation of Connecticut’s Community Colleges
Proposal Type
Request for Action (obtain approval)
Proposal Description/Rationale
This proposal seeks endorsement by the combined governance assemblies of MxCC in support of a petition circulating around the CSCU system institutions opposing the consolidation of our colleges. The proposal includes a separate resolution statement summarizing reasons for the action at this time.

At this time (April 1, 2019), the governance bodies of nine of the other community colleges have voted to endorse this petition.

This initiative is partially designed to support SB 749 currently being considered in the state legislature designed to require approval from the state legislature in order to consolidate the colleges. Approval of this bill would effectively halt the current consolidation process.

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 proposal serves as a response to “Students First” a major system-wide initiative that would radically change everything about the college, including its very identity and its fundamental mode of operating. So, yes, it has campus-wide implications.
Does this proposal address a strategic priority of the college? If so, describe.
This proposal is specifically concerned with the ability of our college/campus to meet the following strategic priorities if the consolidation plan is fully implemented:

PROMOTE ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE VITALITY
We will assume a leadership role in economic and workforce vitality in the communities we serve.

INCREASE VISIBILITY IN OUR SERVICE REGION
We will be recognized in our service region as a vibrant and responsive educational institution that provides high quality and inclusive learning opportunities in a student-centered environment.

INCREASE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
We will actively collaborate and develop partnerships with organizations in our service region to anticipate and respond to community needs

OPTIMIZE CURRICULUM
We will develop and strengthen credit and non-credit programs that anticipate and meet the needs of individuals, businesses and communities with customized delivery systems.

Does this proposal have budgetary implications? If so, describe projected costs and funding sources.
Since this issue involves funding and restructuring of the entire community college system it definitely has budgetary implications but these go beyond the scope of our college.
Is this proposal time sensitive? If so, describe the timeframe for implementation.
It is felt that there is currently a small window of opportunity to stop the consolidation process because of negative reactions from the NECHE, changes in the political make up of Connecticut’s legislature and governor’s office, the increased criticism of the consolidation in the media and by prominent individuals, and the specific advancement of SB 749 in the state legislature, which was recently passed by the Higher Education Committee. But this window of opportunity may close soon because of advances in the consolidation process such as the hiring of regional presidents.
What governing body at MxCC do you feel would be most appropriate to address your interests?
·         Academic Assembly

·         Administrative Assembly

·         Student Services Assembly

Proposal Attament
·         MxCC-Resolution-Against-Consolidation-3-29-19.pdf

·         Petition-Against-Consolidation-2-14-19.pdf

Recorder Review

Date:

Recorder: Corey Martell

Action:

XSubmitted to governing body (list body): Academic, Administrative, Student Services Assemblies
Returned to Originator for revision
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Committee Review

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support with no issues
further development required (returned to originator(s) for further development)
not supported
no recommendation/not applicable (explain below)

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Assembly Review:

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support with no issues
further development required (returned to originator(s) for further development)
not supported
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Executive Council Review

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support with no issues
further development required (returned to originator(s) for further development)
not supported
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President’s Decision

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Implementation (Curriculum/Program Proposals)

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