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Board of Trustees Selects Fifth College President and...

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Valencia College’s District Board of Trustees selected the College’s fifth president and approved our 2021 strategic impact plan during its two December 2020 meetings. On Friday, December 18, 2020, in a special meeting, the board made history by selecting Kathleen Plinske as our fifth college president, succeeding Sandy Shugart who will retire in […]

Faculty Governance Update — November 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020 A Message from Stanton Reed, Past President and Interim President, Collegewide Faculty Association “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” — Mother Teresa. That quote was one of the mantras for entering into the year of clear vision 2020. No one could have predicted what […]

Faculty Governance Update — September 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020 A Message from Stanton Reed, Past President and Interim President, Collegewide Faculty Association Greetings, faculty. I hope your semester is off to a great start and your work being a SAGE is underway — that’s showing your students selflessness, accountability, grace and empathy along their learning journey. And let’s be a SAGE to each other, too! Already this term, […]

Faculty Governance Update — August 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020 A Message from Stanton Reed, Past President and Interim President, Collegewide Faculty Association With encouragement and excitement, I’d like to welcome each and every one of you to the 2020-2021 academic year. Whether you’re teaching virtually or on campus, I am cheering you on. As you may recall from my update last month, our new […]

Learning Council Seeks Additional Faculty Representatives

Thursday, August 27, 2020 During the Learning Council’s July meeting, focused entirely on racial equity, members called attention to the composition of the Learning Council itself, particularly the lack of racial diversity among the current membership. This led to a broader discussion about membership, recalling determinations made in September 2018 regarding the Council’s size and composition. Members […]

Faculty Governance Update — July 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020 A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association As I celebrate a full year of being the Collegewide Faculty Association president, I must reflect. What a year it’s been. For me personally, this experience has been a fantastic, positive experience. I’ve gotten to do so many things I haven’t done before, such as informing […]

Equity Conversations Highlighted at District Board of...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Equity was a main topic of conversation during the Wednesday, June 24, 2020, District Board of Trustees meeting as Collegewide Faculty Association President Stanton Reed presented an emotional and sobering video that he explained captures the feelings of many Valencia faculty and staff as they’d like to discuss equity but fear […]

Reminder: Initial Associate Faculty Certification...

Thursday, June 25, 2020  The deadline for application for initial Associate Faculty Certification is fast approaching, with Friday, July 17, 2020, set as the new application deadline. Initial Certification Requirements The deadline to complete these hours and to submit an application has been extended from Monday, June 15 to Friday, July 17, 2020. Qualification in this program is […]

Faculty Governance Update — June 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020  A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association Greetings, faculty. A lot has happened in our country and the Valencia community since my last message to you. We find ourselves in the midst of COVID-19 and deep discovery of the continuing challenges of racial inequality and police brutality. At the moment, this […]

Board of Trustees Approves College’s CARES Act...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Valencia College’s District Board of Trustees approved a plan for distributing at least $13.8 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to eligible students during the board’s Wednesday, May 27, 2020, meeting held via Zoom. The emergency relief funds will provide financial support for eligible students who incurred expenses due to […]