These recommendations were approved by the Senate on February 9, 2018.
The 2018 Faculty Retreat online application is now open: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdD7AOpsyGB5VNTpNUOi5UmYtTOuRcJe_LD38JyMEgUAnUG9A/viewform.
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A RESOLUTION OF THE FACULTY SENATE
WHEREAS on January 8, 2018, the Honorable Judge Vanessa Gilmore of the Southern District of Texas passed judgment upon a HCC Trustee Christopher Oliver; and
WHEREAS in comments reported to have been made in open court were appalling to many faculty; and
WHEREAS the Faculty Senate has a duty to defend the reputation of Houston Community College;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate endorses sending an Open Letter to the Houston Chronicle, copies of which will be sent to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees and posted online; the text of the letter shall read as such:
On behalf of the faculty of HCC, Houston’s community college, the Faculty Association Senate would like to respond to reports from January 8, 2018, following the sentencing of former Trustee Christopher Oliver.
The faculty of HCC appreciate the work of the courts in seeing through the administration of justice in this case. It is vital to the health and sustainability of the college that we maintain accountability while observing due process. The actions of former Trustee Oliver are deplorable and rightfully have been addressed. Yet, we must respond to any attempt that may generalize from this aberrant behavior to the entire institution.
Houston Community College is a central part of the economic and social identity of greater Houston. We are comprised of over two thousand full-time and adjunct faculty, working hard to give the best possible educational experience to those who come to us. We serve over fifty thousand students seeking knowledge, skills, inspiration, and the possibility of a better life. We are host to many community partners who want to see a better Houston through our joint efforts. We are all justifiably proud of our programs, our connections to the community, and our graduates.
Respectfully, therefore, we would ask that these factors be taken into consideration when passing judgment upon our institution as a whole. We are your community college and we stand firm in defense of the work we do.
On behalf of the Faculty Senate of Houston Community College
The 2018 Faculty Conference will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Doubletree Hotel, 400 Dallas St., Houston Texas 77002. Please plan to attend.
- To register for the conference, please click here, and it will take you to the registration page.
- To submit a presentation proposal (the deadline is January 24, 2018), please click on this link.
There is still time to register.
Here is the link to report student conduct that may be in violation of the student code of conduct at HCC: click here to make a report in Maxient. My advice to you is to keep a record of every report you fill out by clicking Email me a copy of this report at the bottom of the page.
The system is called MAXIENT and is easy to use. Please tell your colleagues about this! If you have a student issue, be it someone who is “more than a little rude” or someone who needs some help, or even someone whom you’ve caught cheating (!!!), use this system to report it.
Hey! I (David) am sitting here with one of our Bedichek co-chairs, Linda Graham. We were making some tweaks to the B-O Donation page when we realized that we are less than ninety days out from our October 13th Auction. NOW IS THE TIME TO GET READY! Be thinking about donations of items and/or services that you can do or procure. Begin planning your costumes for our disco-tastic Seventies theme. And above all, SAVE THE DATE!
The results of the second round of delegate elections are now final. You may look at the results of all of the elections by clicking here. The Senate extends its thanks to everyone who felt the calling to run, and wishes to remind everyone that anyone can serve on a Senate committee, even if they’re not an elected delegate.