CNC Faculty Pass Motions of Non-Confidence in College Administrators
Prince George, B.C. – The Faculty Association of the College of New Caledonia (FACNC) has released the details of not one, but two passed motions of non-confidence in senior administrators at CNC.
FACNC president Deborah Collette says the motions were passed in April, and September of 2015.
(This after 250News reported earlier today it had learned of the October non-confidence vote. See story here).
Following those votes, she says concerns raised by the Association Executive fell on deaf ears.
“Faculty have listened to the concerns raised by groups and individual students across the region this year, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that neither the senior administration nor the board were willing to listen to the alternatives put forward by stakeholders,” said Collette.
“The faculty have been clear that they believe they have an obligation to advocate on behalf of their current and future students.”
She adds cuts to programming and faculty have continued despite research showing “community colleges are perfectly poised to address the skills gap.”
As a result, Collette says the FACNC felt it had “no alternative but to seek solutions by approaching the Ministry of Advanced Education.”
They approached the ministry via letter earlier this month though she says they did not receive a response.
The ministry did however go to the unusual step of appointing Deputy Minister of Advanced Education, Sandra Carroll, and former Deputy Minister Robert Lee Doney to the board for two year terms.