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 pointed out that the current roster only includes six faculty, whereas the decision had been made to include between four and 10 faculty members (including Faculty Association president and past president, one general education and one Associate in Science).
With all of this said, the Learning Council seeks additional faculty representatives. We encourage self-nominations via this Learning Council Nomination Form and encourage you to use the final question in the form to describe connections between your strengths, experiences and/or talents and two of the Council’s priorities for this academic year: advancing racial equity at the College and contributing to the Strategic Impact Plan planning process. Faculty Council will review submitted nominations and determine the faculty representatives.
The deadline to submit names for consideration is Tuesday, September 8, 2020, so that campus councils can discuss the nominations and be ready to finalize their decision at the end of September. This will also make it possible for the new faculty to participate in the October Learning Council meeting.