Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Dallas College Board of Trustees Votes June 1 to Name Next Chancellor; Graduation Speaker Announced

At the June 1 regular business meeting of the Dallas College Board of Trustees, the Board voted unanimously to name Dr. Justin Lonon as the "sole finalist" to succeed Dr. May as Chancellor.

Dr. May is expected to remain in the role through August 2022.

Dr. Lonon most recently has been serving Dallas College as executive vice chancellor and previously served in numerous other roles, including as interim president of Brookhaven College.

During the meeting, Dr. May also announced that First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be the speaker at this month's Dallas College graduation. It was not reported if Dr. Biden would speak virtually or in person.

Faculty Council Elects Officers and Committee Reps for 2021-2022

The DCCFA Faculty Council for 2021-2022 consists of:

Brookhaven Campus: Jennifer Hudson-Allen (elected 2020)

Cedar Valley Campus: Tommy Thompson (re-elected 2021)

Eastfield Campus: Matt Hinckley (elected 2020)

El Centro Campus: Wade Hyde (re-elected 2021)

Mountain View Campus: Ryan Pettengill (elected 2020)

North Lake Campus: Keith Baker (re-elected 2021)

Richland Campus: Rolanda Randle (elected to fill unexpired term 2021)

 

The Faculty Council met at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, to elect officers of the DCCFA for the 2021-2022 Council year. The results are as follows:

President: Ryan Pettengill

Vice President: Tommy Thompson

Secretary: Jennifer Hudson-Allen

Treasurer: Keith Baker

 

The Council also elected chairs of its seven standing committees, as follows:

Budget and Finance: Keith Baker

Communications: Jennifer Hudson-Allen

Convention Planning: Wade Hyde

Instructional Goals and Academic Freedom: Rolanda Randle

Membership: Tommy Thompson

Political Information: Matt Hinckley

Welfare and Benefits: Ryan Pettengill

 

Terms of office for all officer and committee chair positions are June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Zoom Meeting Link Now Available for May 14 DCCFA Faculty Council Special Meeting

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Zoom Meeting Info for May 7 DCCFA Faculty Council Monthly Business Meeting

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Topic: DCFA Business Meeting
Time: May 7, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Zoom Meeting Info for Special Faculty Council Meeting on Monday, April 26

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Topic: DCCFA Special Meeting
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Zoom Meeting Info for April 9, 2021 DCCFA Faculty Council Business Meeting

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Topic: DCFA Business Meeting
Time: Apr 9, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Minutes of March 26 Faculty Council Meeting with Provost Now Available

Minutes of the DCCFA Faculty Council's meeting with Provost Shawnda Floyd, Senior Vice Provost Greg Morris, and Vice Provost Anna Mays, are now posted in this linked folder on the DCCFA SharePoint site.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Zoom meeting info for March 5, 2021 DCCFA Faculty Council Monthly Business Meeting

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Time: Mar 5, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Agenda:

I. Dallas College mask policy

a. Will wearing a mask be mandatory after 5.10.21?

b. Is DC contemplating a vaccination requirement for DC employees?

c. Will DC provide shots?

II. Scheduling issues

a. Status of universal credential knowledge for deans/chairs

b. Questions/concerns re: the faculty schedules appeals process

c. Cap management concerns and alternatives

d. Scheduling transparency issues

e. Plans to address the four issues

III. Welfare/benefits update

a. What are the priorities for welfare/benefits for 2021-2022?

b. What is the status of discussions on priorities?

c. Are there issues that welfare/benefits need to discuss?

d. Welfare/benefits survey

IV. IncludED issues

a. Deadlines for submitting adoptions

b. Coordination of schedule, class assignments, and book adoptions

c. Plans to address these two issues

V. Our understanding of “equity”

a. What is the administrative understanding of the term “equity”?

b. What is our understanding of the term “equity”?

c. Plans to address the issue

VI. Communication issues

a. Need to get up-to-date content list by School/follow-up plan

b. Need to get up-to-date content lists for instructional support areas; future plans?

c. Need to get up-to-date content lists for functions outside of instruction (HR, facilities, etc.); future plans?

d. Need for coordinated and uniform communication; future plans?

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Faculty Council Monthly Business Meeting Begins at 12 noon Friday, Feb. 12

Ryan Pettengill is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting:

Agenda: 

I.                     Curriculum memo/update 

  1. Review and discussion of letter 
  2. Implications 
  3. Proposed actions 

     

II.                   DCCFA Convention 

  1. Review of processes and procedures 
  2. Motion from convention: review voting mechanism; find new voting system 
  3. Suggested features for the new voting mechanism 
  4. Potential alternatives 
  5. DCCFA Townhalls?  

     

III.                 School Review Committee 

  1. Faculty involvement? 

     

IV.                Summer Schedule 

  1. Encourage faculty to review assignments once schedule goes live 
  2. Get feedback on faculty concerns/accuracy of preference forms 
  3. Collection of processing of those concerns; how to handle concerns going forward 
  4. How to have internal communication (among council) re: equity concerns on other campuses 

     

V.                  Book adoption process 

  1. Any bookstore concerns?   
  2. IncludED: Feb. Provost message re: cost-effectiveness 

     

VI.                Student Progress Reporting 

  1. Ways for improvement 

     

VII.               Lec/Lab equivalency 


Topic: DCCFA Business Meeting
Time: Feb 12, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Final Agenda for Feb. 5 Special Convention, and Document with Proposed Resolutions, Bylaws, and Constitutional Amendments, Now Available

This linked folder on the DCCFA SharePoint site now has an updated agenda for the Feb. 5 convention, and an updated PDF file with the proposed resolutions, proposed bylaws changes, and proposed constitutional amendments.

The Special Convention of the DCCFA will convene at 12 noon Friday, Feb. 5, via Zoom. Here is the information to attend the meeting:

Topic: DCCFA CONVENTION

Time: Feb 5, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

MS Teams Site Created for DCCFA Members to Discuss Proposed Resolutions and Amendments in Advance of Feb. 5 Special Convention - NEW INFORMATION ADDED

DCCFA Secretary Jennifer Hudson Allen has created a site within Dallas College MS Teams, for DCCFA members to discuss the proposed resolutions, bylaws amendments, and constitutional amendments, to be considered for a vote at the special DCCFA Convention on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

This is the direct link to the MS Teams site: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a14b9961759114acc9a8cd3b34b66d6e5%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=29bd6134-fb5d-47d4-8424-2ec0b0a20c8b&tenantId=d67e5453-732f-4adc-94a4-4888f2d97d5d

Only dues-paying DCCFA members have access to this MS Teams site. If you are a dues-paying member of DCCFA and do not have access, please notify your campus faculty association president.

EDIT AS OF 2:30 P.M. TUESDAY, JAN. 26: NOTE THAT AN UPDATED PDF DOCUMENT OF THE RESOLUTIONS HAS BEEN POSTED TO THIS DCCFA SHAREPOINT FOLDER. THIS IS THE NAME OF THE FILE:

1-26-2021 DCCFA Proposed Amendments and Resolutions.pdf

The following ground rules for discussion have been posted:

1. Stay on topic: We are discussing the convention resolutions and changes only. Nothing else (administration, politics, religion, moon phases, job status, etc.) will be discussed.

2. Be nice: We will discuss as colleagues, and should be able to agree to disagree with respect for each other. Anyone who is rude or inappropriate will be removed, regardless of their status as a dues paying member.

3. Be cool: We are all different people, trying to survive in a pandemic, teaching online, caring for our families, and trying to carve out time for ourselves. Be aware that what might sound okay to you may be wildly offensive to others.

In addition, a series of Resolution Round Tables have been scheduled for the days and times below. These sessions will hopefully be recorded so members can watch them if needed. Each session will be 90 minutes, and we may not need all the time allotted.

The authors of the resolutions are encouraged to attend the corresponding session to answer questions.

Proposed Resolutions 1-4: 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21

Proposed Resolutions 5-9: 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, January 22

Proposed Resolutions 10-14: 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, January 25

Proposed Resolutions 15-19: 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, January 27

**Proposed Bylaws Amendments 4-5: 12-1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 28

*Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1 and 4: 10:30 a.m.-12 noon Monday, Feb. 1

NEW DATES ADDED FOR VOTING PRACTICE:

10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2

10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3

2-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4

*EDIT AS OF 11:45 A.M. MONDAY, JAN. 25: NOTE THAT PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS 2 AND 3, AND PROPOSED RESOLUTION 4, HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THEIR AUTHORS.

**EDIT AS OF 2:12 P.M. MONDAY, JAN. 25: NOTE THAT PROPOSED BYLAWS AMENDMENTS 1, 2, AND 3, AND PROPOSED RESOLUTION 5, HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THEIR AUTHORS.

***EDIT AS OF 5:40 P.M. MONDAY, JAN. 25: NOTE THAT PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS 7 AND 19 HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THEIR AUTHORS.

****ADDITION AS OF 4:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY, FEB 3. Please see this link to view the practice voting session that took place today, Feb. 3, via Zoom, and this is the passcode: D@qq9nh2.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

DCCFA Welfare and Benefits Committee January 21 and January 27 Meeting Minutes Now Available

Minutes of the Jan. 21, 2021, and Jan. 27, 2021, meeting of the DCCFA Welfare and Benefits Committee are now available in this linked folder on the DCCFA SharePoint site.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Feb. 5 Special Convention to Convene via Zoom

The Special Convention of the DCCFA will convene at 12 noon Friday, Feb. 5, via Zoom. Here is the information to attend the meeting:

Topic: DCCFA Convention

Time: Feb 5, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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