Review Committee Minutes - August 1, 2018

Review Committee Minutes
August 1, 2018, 9:30 am-11:30 pm, Room A-310

Present: G. Barabino, D. Cintrón, M. Driscoll, D. Jeruzalmi, K. Foster, E. Koch, G. Gebert, T. Liss, J. Mercado, D. Mozeleski, V.P. Nair, T. Scala, C. Stewart, M. Strzeszewski, W. Thornton, L. Zinnanti

Guests: E. Medina

Excused: F. Lam, M. Trevisan

  1. Approval of June 12 Minutes

    The Minutes of the meeting of June 12, 2018 were approved as submitted.

  2. 2018-2019 Hiring Plan

    Interim Provost Liss presented his 2018-2019 Hiring Plan. The hiring plan allocates the 1.7M  resulting from vacancies created between March 2017 and May 2018, and additional funds provisionally available from vacancies created since May 2018. The plan is subject to approval by President Boudreau and CUNY.

    Strategic priorities informing the plan are recovery for hardest hit departments (Art, Financial Aid), compliance with CUNY requirements (project management for capital funding) and the President’s strategic priorities for financial recovery (Adult and Continuing Education, Development).
    Points raised in the ensuing discussion included:

    • Clear communication to the faculty by central administration about the causes of the deficit is needed.
    • Deans need to articulate the strategic character of the proposed hires to their areas.
    • The plan is limited in addressing longstanding situations of under resourcing, but it is well-motivated and a brave risk in advocacy of the College.