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February 22, 2013

CCC students, faculty concerned about lost opportunities

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ONLY FIRST DRAFT

But Clinton Community College President John Jablonski told the Press-Republican in a separate interview that the course-sections reductions referenced at the meeting were drawn from a first draft of the fall 2013 master schedule, which was never intended to be the final schedule.

“Every year, the master schedule goes through many drafts,” he said.

According to Jablonski, the first draft submitted to Cheryl Reagan, the school’s vice president for academic affairs, included the names of faculty members who won’t be employed at CCC in the fall, so Reagan crossed them out and sent it back to department chairs with the intention that they submit a second draft.

A second draft has not yet been submitted, Jablonski said. 

Sloan also noted at the meeting that several of the college’s programs require students to take a personal health or safety and first-aid course, the latter of which can only be taught by a state-certified instructor, and “the president just terminated the only instructor we have who is state-certified (to teach safety and first aid).”

REACHING GOALS

Reagan told the Press-Republican in an email that the challenges facing CCC will require the college to consider many options that will make the school look different than it does now but will still allow it to meet the needs of its students.

“We are in the process of discussing these options in such forums as the Curriculum Committee and Academic Council,” she said. “These discussions will be ongoing in order that each student can reach his or her goal, be it a certificate, a degree or courses that enrich work or life goals.”

SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS

Several CCC students also spoke at the meeting, telling the board of the positive impact faculty members tagged for layoff have had on their lives and academic careers.

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