Category: Consolidation

CSCU Restructuring

CSCU Restructuring

At the BOR meeting on Thursday, President Ojakian will be updating the Board and public on the CSCU Restructuring plan known as “Students First.” Yesterday, CSCU President Ojakian met with 4Cs President Bryan Bonina and other union presidents around the same time that he announced the latest update to both the media (read Hartford Courant article here) and […]

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Students First Planning Teams

Students First Planning Teams

During meetings on campuses and following, President Ojakian sought community college representation on six “design and implementation teams” in the following areas: Fiscal Affairs, Financial Aid Processing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Institutional Research, and Facilities. Team meetings have begun and minutes are available at http://www.ct.edu/studentsfirst.  In addition to the team meetings, the 4Cs, AFT, AFSCME and […]

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Restructuring Updates

Restructuring Updates

The attached “Design Thinking” document was distributed at the Council of President’s meeting last week. It came from the Department of Academic Affairs and states that “the intent of this document is to contextualize our department’s ideas, which have been guided by the Design Thinking process both as a staff and within our individual teams.” […]

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Restructuring Updates

Restructuring Updates

The 4Cs has been collecting names to submit for the six “planning teams” for the restructuring. The teams will focus on Fiscal Affairs, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, Institutional Research and Financial Aid Processing. About 50 individuals volunteered to serve through the 4Cs. We are limited to 12 appointments for the 4Cs, AFT and AFSCME, but […]

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Restructuring Implementation Teams

Restructuring Implementation Teams

CSCU President Mark Ojakian is seeking community college representation on six “design and implementation teams” in the following areas: Fiscal Affairs, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, Institutional Research and Financial Aid Processing. The 4Cs is not endorsing the restructuring; however, we do think it is critical to have 4Cs members in the meetings when details are being […]

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Restructuring Implementation Teams

Restructuring Implementation Teams

CSCU President Mark Ojakian is seeking community college representation on six “design and implementation teams” in the following areas: Fiscal Affairs, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, Institutional Research and Financial Aid Processing. The 4Cs is not endorsing the restructuring; however, we do think it is critical to have 4Cs members in the meetings when details are […]

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BOR Approves Restructuring Framework; Town Hall Scheduled

BOR Approves Restructuring Framework; Town Hall Scheduled

As you likely know, the BOR approved President Ojakian’s proposed framework to restructure the community college system last Thursday (found here; video of BOR meeting here (after approximately 35 minutes of public comment). The 4Cs has many concerns about this framework and we encourage all of our members to attend the Town Hall meetings on your campus. The 4Cs […]

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Statement on Consolidation

Statement on Consolidation

On Monday, everyone that works in the CSCU System received a message from President Ojakian about his proposed reorganization plan. This proposed strategy to close anticipated budget shortfalls will be discussed at Thursday’s BOR meeting (10am, Betty Tipton Room, Student Center, ECSU). While the letter and PowerPoint provided a framework for reorganization, the details have not been […]

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Appropriations Hears Testimony from CSCU Leaders, Students

Appropriations Hears Testimony from CSCU Leaders, Students

On Wednesday, the Appropriations Committee heard testimony on the Governor’s budget recommendations for CSCU and other higher education. President Ojakian testified mid-afternoon (written testimony here). The most important statement he made was that if the Governor’s budget was accepted and SEBAC did not produce savings, the CSCU would be looking at a 14% budget cut and […]

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