Category: BOR

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Ad Hoc Committee on Students First

At its May 4, 2019 meeting, the 4Cs Delegate Assembly voted to establish an Ad Hoc Committee on Students First. The Ad Hoc Committee will have regular communication with the 4Cs leadership so the union can be more responsive between meetings. The Committee will begin meeting over the summer. If you are interested in joining, […]

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Show Support for SB 749

The 4Cs has been tracking SB 749, An Act Requiring Legislative Approval for the Merger or Closing of Institutions within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, all legislative session. If passed, this bill would require legislative approval for any community college mergers or closings. President Ojakian has advocated against the bill. However, the 4Cs thinks it […]

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CSCU Requests Funding to Hire Community College Advisors and Full-Time Faculty

CSCU Requests Funding to Hire Community College Advisors and Full-Time Faculty

At the November 15 BOR meeting, President Ojakian will be presenting a draft of a white paper that serves as a primer on our college and university system for Governor-elect Lamont and other interested parties. The report looks at both the value of our system and the challenges we collectively face. One aspect of the paper […]

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Community College Consolidation, 5/17/18

Community College Consolidation, 5/17/18

The BOR May meeting is now available for viewing at http://ct-n.com/ctnplayer.asp?odID=15289. A significant portion of the meeting was dedicated to discussion of the consolidation. As described by NBC Connecticut, “Despite some calling it a failure, Ojakian said he will continue to move forward with Student First. He said he doesn’t believe the details in the plan […]

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Consolidation, 5/10/18

Consolidation, 5/10/18

BOR is meeting this morning for its May meeting. CT-N is scheduled to film the meeting, so it will be available for viewing later this week at http://ct-n.com. You can find the agenda here. Late in the session, several amendments were filed by members of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, notably Rep. Haddad, Sen. Bye, and Sen. Flexor, […]

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Consolidation – Call Your Legislators TODAY

Consolidation – Call Your Legislators TODAY

As you heard last week, NEASC did not approve the CSCU plan to consolidate the community colleges. While many of you breathed a sigh of relief, others may be more fearful after President Ojakian threatened to close campuses if funding cannot be secured for the system. Regardless of how you felt about Students First, it […]

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Higher Ed Forum on Community College Consolidation

Higher Ed Forum on Community College Consolidation

On Tuesday, January 30, the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly held a forum on the proposed Community College Consolidation, known as “Students First.” The forum can be watched on demand from CT-N here. CSCU President, Mark Ojakian, was questioned by legislators for nearly two hours about the proposed consolidation. President […]

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BOR to Discuss Consolidation on Dec. 14 – 4Cs Rally

BOR to Discuss Consolidation on Dec. 14 – 4Cs Rally

The 4Cs is encouraging our members to attend the BOR meeting on Thursday, December 14. The meeting will take place at 10am at the CSCU System Office, Regents Boardroom, ground floor, 61 Woodland Street in Hartford. Leaders from the 4Cs have been working on op-eds in addition to letters to the editor that will likely […]

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Consolidation Update

Consolidation Update

As you know, President Ojakian held forums for faculty, staff and students last week. Video is now available for those who were not able to attend. Video from the Faculty & Staff Forum on November 7   Video from the Student Forum on November 8   Also, read this article from the Connecticut Post about the student forum.

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4Cs Delegate Assembly Votes to Oppose the CSCU Restructuring Draft Proposal

4Cs Delegate Assembly Votes to Oppose the CSCU Restructuring Draft Proposal

On November 4, the 4Cs Delegate Assembly held its first meeting since the CSCU Restructuring proposal was presented at the October 19th BOR meeting. The Delegate Assembly voted to oppose the Students First plan as proposed. Concerns were voiced by the elected representatives from our twelve community college campuses; all of the concerns centered around […]

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