There is a Board meeting tonight at 6pm. Here are links to the agenda and agenda packet. The agenda is rather long but includes a minute order for approval of the new faculty job description, renewal of EBSCO databases for the libraries, tax rates, and a revision of a policy whereby the Board shall “Approve substantive changes to job descriptions for the chancellor, vice chancellors, presidents, vice presidents and faculty.”
One of SAC AAUP’s advocacy issues is the Faculty Status of Librarians within the District. The Chancellor substantially changed our job descriptions by eliminating the ability for new librarians to earn rank and tenure and to be called “faculty.” Job descriptions up until this time have been approved through the Chancellor and at the whim of each Chancellor, so this change in Board responsibilities looks like a good thing.