1 Office of the President PRESIDENT S ADVISORY COUNCIL AGENDA 9am to 11am RDMT Policy/Bylaw Updates Dr. Kyle Dalpe a. Administrative Policy Review (Ref #1a) Dr. John Adlish b. Appointment Process Bylaw Revision (ref #1b) President Sheehan Feedback due by May 30 Action Item 2. Marketing Update Kate Kirkpatrick 3. Enrollment Management Update Dr. Kyle Dalpe and Elena Bubnova 4. Legislative Updates Dr. Kyle Dalpe 5. Financial Modeling Dr. Rachel Solemsaas 6. Budget Reduction Committee Update Dr. Jane Nichols and Ron Marston 7. Financial Aid Enrollment Restrictions (Federal Compliance Issue) Estela Gutierrez 8. End of Semester Events (Ref #8) President Sheehan 9. Possible Summer Advisory Council Meetings Dr. Sheehan July 13, August 10 Next meeting: September 21, 2015 Page 1 of 1; President s Advisory Council Agenda Created: 5/7/2015 TMCC is an EEO/AA institution. See for more information.
2 Bylaw Amendment on Administrative Evaluations President s Advisory Council Ref# 1a In addition to the annual evaluation of deans, vice presidents and other administrators who supervise academic faculty, a performance survey will be conducted by the Faculty Senate at least every two years. This survey will become part of the annual evaluation of the administrator and will include input from all faculty and classified staff supervised by the administrator. The faculty senate chair or his/her designee, the faculty senate chair-elect or his/her designee, a representative from Human Resources, and the respective vice-president will meet to review the survey results and supervisee comments on a date prior to the date on which the VPAA issues his/her final evaluation of the administrator. The results of evaluations of vice-presidents will be forwarded directly to the president and the president will meet with the senate chair, chair-elect, and a representative from human resources to review the survey results. If the evaluation results in an unsatisfactory rating, a job performance evaluation will be required in the following academic year. Final Version Approved by the Ad-Hoc Committee: February 20, 2015; March 27, 2015 Text on confidentiality of survey results: (needs to be added somewhere) The results of the survey are part of a confidential personnel process and cannot be shared without written permission signed by the Dean who is being evaluated.
3 Ref# 1a Inclusion in the Bylaws: The suggested inclusion of the Administrative Evaluation above in the TMCC Bylaws is as a subsection of item 2 as noted in blue in this excerpt from the Bylaws: Section I. Evaluations 1. Classified Staff. Rules governing the evaluation of Classified staff are listed in NRS 284 and NAC 284. TMCC follows the policies and procedures set forth in those documents. 2. Administrative Faculty. The performance of administrative faculty will be reviewed annually in accordance with the NSHE Code, Title 2, Chapter 5, Section The appraisal process promotes and supports appropriate management and leadership skills and assures that administrators have goals, which are in line with the overarching goals of TMCC. Procedures for evaluation of administrative faculty are provided on the TMCC Human Resources website. 2.1 In addition to the annual evaluation of deans, vice presidents and other administrators who supervise academic faculty, a performance survey will be conducted by the Faculty Senate at least every two years. This survey will become part of the annual evaluation of the administrator and will include input from all faculty and classified staff supervised by the administrator. The faculty senate chair or his/her designee, the faculty senate chair-elect or his/her designee, a representative from Human Resources, and the respective vice-president will meet to review the survey results and supervisee comments on a date prior to the date on which the VPAA issues his/her final evaluation of the administrator. The results of evaluations of vice-presidents will be forwarded directly to the president and the president will meet with the senate chair, chair-elect, and a representative from human resources to review the survey results. If the evaluation results in an unsatisfactory rating, a job performance evaluation will be required in the following academic year. 3. Academic Faculty. The NSHE Code mandates that faculty be evaluated at least once annually. The faculty evaluation process is outlined in the TMCC-NFA Contract.
4 Statement Regarding President s Right to Appoint With Consultation March 2, 2015 Page 1 President s Advisory Council Ref #1b The members of the TMCC community recognize the authority of the college president to make professional appointments. This right is documented in Title 1, Section 4, Title 4, Chapter 8.2 and the TMCC Bylaws Article IV, Sections A through D. It is the obligation of the president to ensure that the college operates in an effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible manner. A review of the TMCC Bylaws, Article IV, Sections A through D, underscores this authority, but does not provide for collegial consultation which is key to a shared governance environment. In order to remedy this flaw it is proposed that Article IV, Section D, Appointment of Administrators, be revised to read as follows: Whenever a vacancy occurs for an administrative position, an institutional recruitment and search committee shall may be appointed by the President. This committee shall operate in accordance with relevant federal laws, TMCC personnel policies and the TMCC Affirmative Action Plan. TMCC personnel policies and the College Affirmative Action Plan shall be developed and periodically reviewed by appropriate administrators in cooperation with faculty. The President, prior to making an appointment that is not as a result of a search process, will consult with the leadership of groups on campus which include, but are not limited to TMCC Faculty Senate, TMCC Nevada Faculty Alliance (NFA), and Classified Council to gather input. Based on budget considerations, positions can be eliminated, and appointments can be made in order to absorb the remaining body of work. This revision, going forward, will provide greater collegial consultation and transparency while maintaining the President s right and responsibility for the final decision that is in the best interest of TMCC and the community it serves.
5 Ref# 1c Timeline for the Vetting Process for President s Right to Appoint Bylaw Amendment TMCC Bylaws, Article IV, Section C March 27, 2015 Bylaws are changed by a recommendation of any constitutent body to the President who then distributes the change to all constituent bodies. The constituent bodies are the cabinet, faculty senate, classified council and SGA. Or, the President may propose the change and send to all constituent bodies, herself. Either way, the President sends out the proposed amendment to all constituent bodies and gives the at least 60 days to comment. Then, she the President considers their comments and sends her recommended bylaw change to the Chancellor. The Chancellor has 45 days to disapprove. If he the Chancellor does nothing, the change takes effect.
6 Ref#8 Special Graduation Week Pinnings and Receptions 2015 Thursday, Apr :30 p.m. Part time Faculty Awards Ceremony Student Center Contact Charlotte Lee Saturday, May a.m.-3:30 p.m. CNA Graduation General Classroom and HTCR128 Billie Phelps Tuesday, May :30 p.m. Fire Academy Graduation RPSTC Contact Darryl Cleveland Thursday, May a.m.-1 p.m. Graduate Barbeque Main campus plaza Live entertainment is Bazooka Zoo & graduates receive a free TMCC Alumni Association T-shirt Contact Lisa Farmer Tuesday, May p.m. Employee Awards & Recognition Ceremony Student Center Contact Cathy Brewster (Includes Years of Service Awards) Tuesday, May TBA Tenure Ceremony for faculty members During above event Contact Nadine Winslow Wednesday, May p.m. International Student Celebration, Recognition of Graduates Vista 206 Contact Cheryl Woehr Wednesday, May p.m. Vet Tech Pinning Ceremony Sierra 108 Contact Michele Noreen Wednesday, May 20..5:30 p.m. Student Awards Ceremony Student Center Contact Nicole Shimabuku
7 Ref#8 Or Barb Painter Thursday, May p.m. Nursing Pinning Ceremony Student Center Contact Barbara Alberti Thursday, May :30 p.m. Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony Sierra 108 Contact Lori McDonald Friday, May a.m. TMCC Commencement Grand Sierra Resort Resort and Casino Summit Pavilion Contact Karen Magstadt August 15 or TBA Time p.m. Paramedic Program Graduation RTC 103 Contact Darryl Cleveland Date Time p.m. Dental Assisting Pinning Sierra 108 Contact Julie Muhle Friday, June :30 p.m. High School Equivalency (HSE) Graduation Ceremony V. James Eardley Student Center Contact Amy Williams Friday, July :00 p.m. Rad Tech Pinning Ceremony Sierra 108 Contact Warren Hejny