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Dccc Trustee's Policing Themselves

Discussion in 'USD 443 and DCCC' started by DCSniper, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. DCSniper

    DCSniper Well-Known Member

    Did we really expect anything different? There have been several resignations within the faculty in the last couple weeks and no doubt we will be getting some Texans/Nolte Jr's to replace them.

    Trustees kill outside investigation

    By Vincent Marshall

    Staff Writer

    At the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night, the Trustees were given an agenda item regarding an outside investigation to be conducted by the Association of Community College Trustees.

    The motion was put on the table by Trustee Terry Malone to approve the ACCT investigation however, that is where the vote died when no other trustee seconded the motion.

    The possible investigation would have been for grievances and complaints filed by the Faculty Coalition.

    At the November 2016 trustees meeting, Sue Hammond, the president of the Faculty Coalition at DCCC, gave the board along with President Harold Nolte, a faculty vote of no confidence towards the president.

    “The Faculty Coalition of Dodge City Community College has grave concerns,” Hammond said in the November meeting.

    “Dr. Adam John and Dr. Harold Nolte have committed a series of actions that have negatively affected the faculty, the students and the residents of Ford County.”

    Then at the December 2016 trustees meeting, Trustees Morris Reeves, Floris Jean Hampton and Dr. Merill Conant each read a portion of the administrations response about the Faculty Coalition report from November.

    “We have investigated each item on the list of grievances as presented at the November 2016 meeting of the board of trustees by the group calling itself the Faculty Coalition,” Reeves said at the December meeting. “Our investigation found little support for the Faculty Coalition’s allegations of falsification of data questionable leadership, inappropriate hiring decisions and bad-faith negotiations.”

    During Tuesday nights meeting, Reeves also stated he felt that allowing an outside investigation regarding the grievances was “a problem with timing because we haveanotherprojectgoingon thatmaybeimpactedbythis.

    “I feel it is premature to bring at this time.”

    Trustees also voted to cancel the Mass Communications Broadcasting program.

    According to Dean Anthony Lyons, radio has changed.

    “About 67 percent of us listen to the radio daily and it is still a viable medium,” he said. “But it has shifted more from the broadcast side to the sales side with automated programming.”

    Lyons recommended the canceling of the broadcast programandhaveitreplaced withaBroadcastMediaSales Program.

    “We just approved a partnership withHi-PlainsPublic Radio that will begin to go to a 24-hour format along with an AM sports program and Spanish channel,” Lyons said.“Withthenewprogram, we can train in sales more for underwritingandadvertising.

    “We expect to recruit 10-20 students to start and increase from there.”

    The cancellation was approved 5-0, Trustee JeremyPresleywasnotpresent during any of the voting.

    The approval of the new sales program will come at a later date.

    The board also approved to implement a 7-member board for the next election cycle.

    “By statute,we are required to give public notice regarding the additional member,” attorney Glenn Kerbs said. “It must be certified to the clerk by May 1 and the member will be elected during the 2017 election cycle.”
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  2. Cntrymama

    Cntrymama Active Member

    As a fellow Mass Communication Alumni, I think it is a horrible decision to cancel Mass Communication Program. Mass Communication touches on so much more than Sales. It teaches students how to market to public, how to write advertisements, FCC Regulations, and other skills that are used in radio, television and newspaper.
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  3. Josh Roesener

    Josh Roesener Active Member

    The program shouldn't have been canceled. It should have been evolved and changed. Media/broadcasting studies, teaching how to write for news and radio, how to shoot and edit video, how to run websites, and social media, as well as sales. Yes sales is a big part of broadcasting these days, but expecting to have 10-20 students sign up for a program that teaches how to sell and write radio spots is a bit ridiculous.
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  4. sunshine

    sunshine Gold Member

    Agreed. This is another terrible decision by a group that seems to be more inept the longer that time goes on.

  5. Detector

    Detector Gold Member

    Where does Broadcasting sit on the top jobs list?

    Why doesn't any college offer courses that are in the top list of wanted employees? Make too much sense?

    Why not a computer related course. I would say one that specialized in Network Security, since that is expected to be one of the top sought jobs of the near future. Is there a problem with teaching classes that students can use in the real world?
  6. Daredevil

    Daredevil Well-Known Member

    I have to believe one of the reasons they may also want to have it cancelled is to try not to get meetings on the television. The administration went to the level of harassing one of the students so badly they quit school after they placed a idea of the meetings on YouTube. She was also one of the students who had filed a title 9 during the nursing fiasco first semester.
  7. Coffeedeux

    Coffeedeux Well-Known Member

    They have really good tech programs now and just need to continue to expand those opportunities.
  8. Detector

    Detector Gold Member

    Need to more than expand it seems to me. Like change the programs. Broadcasting is a fading trade.

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