The 4Cs has opened nominations for statewide and chapter elections. The statewide election will take place from April 3 through April 22, 2019. As in the past, the 4Cs will utilize online voting software to conduct the vote.
Members must be in good standing to run for office and vote within the election. Please review the 4Cs Constitution, Article III, Section 1 for the definition of a member in good standing.
Nominations may be submitted through electronic mail (email@example.com), U.S. mail (The 4Cs, 907 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford, CT 06114), or through the online form until March 1. Members may self-nominate for office or be nominated by another member in good standing. Please submit the nominee’s first and last legal name, college/university at which s/he works, the office(s) that s/he is seeking, and a preferred email address and phone number for communications about the election. An electronic form is also provided for your convenience here.
Alternately, nominations may be made during the March 2nd Delegate Assembly meeting at 10am at the 4Cs Office (907 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford); please email Ellen Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like remote access to the meeting.
Members may be nominated for more than one position. Members may serve as both a statewide and chapter officer or delegate. Also, members may serve as both a chapter officer and delegate for the chapter.
STATEWIDE OFFICES THAT REQUIRE ELECTIONS
Statewide Offices that require election in 2019 include (see the 4Cs Constitution, Article VII for duties and powers):
The office of President receives a 60% release time per the 4Cs Collective Bargaining Agreement (Article IV, Section 3, B). The Executive Board shall recommend all released time assignments to the Delegate Assembly. Compensation for all Executive Board members shall be set by the Delegate Assembly and shall be awarded by the President based on individual performance. While compensation is subject to change, the compensation last year for most of the statewide offices was equivalent to a 3 credit course paid at the part-time level II rate. The treasurer and president receive a monthly stipend and the positions require work all 12 months. Last year, the treasurer was paid the equivalent of five 3 credit courses and the president was paid the equivalent of 6 three credit courses. Compensation may be changed.
All Statewide officers serve on the Executive Board and the Delegate Assembly. Therefore, members should make an effort to attend the Delegate Assembly meetings that typically take place the first Saturday of the months of September, October, November, December, February, March, April and May. Mileage is reimbursed for elected and appointed officers and invited guests.
CHAPTER OFFICES THAT REQUIRE ELECTIONS
Chapter Offices that are up for election include the following positions for EACH local chapter of the 4Cs:
Chapter officers are responsible for calling chapter meetings and assisting members with problems and grievances. Officers must submit a report at the end of the academic year on the activities of the chapter in order to receive compensation. Compensation for Chapter Officers shall be determined via the annual Congress budget process. While subject to change, officers last year received a share of $2100 per campus.
A representative to the Delegate Assembly may simultaneously hold a chapter officer title.
ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATION
Members being nominated must accept the nomination when contacted by the Election Committee and confirm their eligibility by Department of Labor standards by March 7. Candidates will then receive a memorandum with the election procedures and rules by March 8.
If you have any questions, please contact the 4Cs office at 860.296.5172 or by email at ellen@the 4cs.org and your inquiry will be directed to the correct individual(s).
ebenson February 13th, 2019
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On Saturday, September 15, 4Cs Chapter Chairs and Delegates were invited to attend a meeting to discuss better ways to engage new members! Ideas were exchanged, tools were previewed, and challenges were discussed.
We will be implementing new ideas throughout the year!
ebenson September 15th, 2018
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ebenson July 18th, 2017
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Published on eve before Thanksgiving in the New Britain Herald and The Bristol Press, 4Cs President Bryan Bonina discusses inequity in higher education.
– I was delighted to see the Sept. 6 editorial in my hometown newspaper and former employer, the Bristol Press. The editorial, which also ran in the Press’s sister paper, The New Britain Herald, convincingly pled the case for adequately funding Connecticut’s Community Colleges, which are many residents’ best and only hope for a college education.
Today, the editorial noted, even the modest $4,042 annual tuition we offer prices some of our less fortunate students out of the education market. Couple that with the cost of textbooks, which can reach the $200-$300 mark for a single book, and you have an obstacle that, for many of our students, is insurmountable.
ebenson November 30th, 2015