Monday, September 19, 2016

Preliminary Information on Task Forces on Faculty Hiring Processes, Pay for Performance, and the Faculty Evaluation Process



DCCCD Chief Talent Officer Susan Hall is assembling three additional task forces to identify opportunities to ensure equity in the areas of faculty hiring processes, pay for performance, and faculty evaluation. While charges have not yet been issued, the DCCFA Faculty Council is aware of the following:

For the Faculty Hiring Process Task Force, EFC President Jean Conway and RLC Faculty Association President Matthew Henry have been charged to lead a group of faculty and other instructional leaders to examine faculty hiring processes throughout the District, in an effort to ensure equity across the District in faculty hiring. The other members of this task force have not yet been identified.

For the Pay for Performance Task Force, RLC President Kay Eggleston and ECC Faculty Association President Jessie Yearwood have been charged to lead a group of faculty and other instructional leaders to ensure equity and consistency across the District, and bring recommendations to the Chancellors Executive Staff in time to re-open the Pay for Performance program for a second year in November 2016. The other members of this task force have not yet been identified.

For the Faculty Evaluation Task Force, MVC President Bobby Garza and CVC Faculty Association President Tommy Thompson will be charged in Spring 2017 to assemble a group of faculty and other instructional leaders to review a new software product to convert the IAP document and faculty evaluation process into electronic format. In addition, according to Susan Hall, “policy calls for review of evaluation process every five years, and this one is overdue…. This would be a good time finally to adopt a model of virtual classroom evaluations, etc.” The other members of this task force have not yet been identified.

The DCCFA Faculty Council will continue to monitor the ongoing developments with each of these three task forces, will keep members apprised of new information via the DCCFA Advance Blog, and will ensure that faculty have input into the work of these task forces.

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