"Lighting Your Way to Success" - an illuminating PD opportunity.
NCCCFA Fall Conference is Oct. 14-16, 2015 at Union Station, Cape Fear CC, Wilmington, NC
Call for proposals is still open! We have a few more openings. Follow this link to a draft of the PROGRAM as of Tuesday, Sept. 22.
deadline for reduced rate is Oct. 1, 2015.
Hotel: Hilton Wilmington Riverside deadline for group rate is Sept. 13, 2015.
- Plan to attend Hospitality Night, Wed., Oct. 14, at The Beam Room, featuring the Cape Fear CC Jazz Ensemble.
Nominations are now being accepted for NCCCFA Board Officers:
- Vice President of Internal Affairs
- Western Regional Director
- Eastern Regional Director
Vote at the conference. Results will be announced at the NCCCFA Business Meeting, Thurs. Oct. 15, 2015.
Do you want to represent your community college at the conference? Donate a door prize! Bring any item or items with your school logo to share with conference attendees.
VP External Report:
Highlights of the September 17, 2015 system office call-in:
The two legislative bodies finally came to consensus on the state budget. Though the budget is not as generous as the House proposal, the Senate did make several concessions regarding community colleges.
There is still a one-time $750 bonus for all state employees, and another $10 million for raises in the community college system for 2015, and $20 million for 2016. These funds are recurring, which means there will not be a drop in pay after 2016. However, the new budget indicates the money can now be used for faculty AND staff salaries, and college presidents will have complete flexibility on how to divide their portion of the money. That means, there can be faculty or staff that get a higher or lower raise (or no raise) than their colleagues at the same institution.
Lastly, the budget does include year-round funding for all curriculum classes. This means that colleges will have more funds to pay some faculty for year-round teaching (teaching during summer term).
If you have any further questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kambiz Tahmaseb, Ph.D.
Vice President External Affairs