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Category: BOT Watch

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June

BOT Watch: The Board Fulfills Its Ultimatum & We Take Them To Binding Arbitration

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Earlier this year, at it’s March 21st meeting, the Board of Trustees issued an ultimatum regarding what it perceived as the unacceptably slow pace of the Governance Review Task Force (GRTF) in responding to Middle States’ requirements for bringing us back into compliance wth Standards 4 and 5 (Leadership and Governance & Administration). If the GRTF proved…

12 th
May

BOT Watch: The Board Passes a Budget May 9, 2017

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The Board of Trustees opened the meeting by approving the minutes from April 18 and then moved directly into what became a lengthy and somewhat complicated discussion of the budget for 2017-2018. At issue was the proposed tuition increase of $274/year for full-time students. Two trustees, Anthony Cornachio and Michael Hilt (the student trustee) said they would not vote in…

22 th
April

BOT Watch: The NCC Board of Trustees Meeting – April 18, 2017

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

(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…

23 th
March

BOT Watch: The Board’s Ultimatum, March 21, 2017

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

There’s a lot to say about Tuesday night’s Board of Trustees meeting. Before we  say it, however, we urge you, if you have not already done so, to read President Keen’s update on our Middle States progress, which was included as an item for discussion on the Academic Senate’s March 7th agenda. That document provides…

17 th
February

BOT Watch: Nassau Community College Board of Trustees Meeting – February 14, 2017

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

When the Board of Trustees came back from executive session, they conducted the following committee business: accepted a donation of medical equipment from Sunrise Labs; waived facility rental fees for the 2017 Empire State Games for the physically challenged; approved the joint Empire/NCC AS/BS program in Nursing; granted emeritus status to retirees; approved sabbatical leaves; The…

13 th
January

BOT Watch: NCC Board of Trustees Meeting – January 13, 2017

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

After the Board came back from executive session—this is the portion of the meeting captured in the video—they conducted the following business: They approved payments to Civitas LLC ($50,000) and to K Beard and Associates ($30,000). They accepted donations of: medical equipment from Good Samaritan Hospital gym and weight training equipment from Gym Source &…

15 th
December

Nassau Community College Board of Trustees Meeting – December 13, 2016

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Because the Board did not have a quorum—only four trustees were present—the Board could not conduct official business. They did, however, hear public comments. Here's a summary: Professor Evelyn DeLuty, Academic Senate Chair, asked why we had to learn about the swastikas which were discovered on campus from external sources. She pointed out that the federal Clery Act…

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