There is a special Board meeting/retreat happening at NLC Library this morning. On the agenda is a report on the status of the 25 cost cutting initiatives, one of which included eliminating faculty status for librarians. Will Dr. Leslie or any other administrator provide information on how the libraries are faring without all the adjunct librarians and how the loss of those positions has affected student services and success at NLC? Or NVC? Probably not. Will Dr. Leslie share that the library faculty collaborated on a counter proposal that would have cut an additional $150,000 from the personnel budget by keeping faculty status and moving to a 50/50 ratio like other departments? Probably not.
Here’s the Board packet. Of particular interest is the tuition hike and a green sheet item re: a 2% salary increase for non-faculty employees. Will they vote to approve today?