FACT Self-Nominations for 2019-20 Needed

Faculty Colleagues,

The Faculty Administration Collaboration Team (FACT) will expand from two to three Residential Faculty for Academic Year 2019-20. We are seeking candidates to serve beginning in August 2019 for a term of at least one year. Any Residential Faculty member may apply.

The FACT utilizes the Interest-Based Problem Solving (IBPS) framework and philosophy to develop solutions to complex issues related to faculty.

We anticipate weekly FACT meetings throughout the fall and spring semesters (Wednesday afternoons and additional dates TBD) as well as additional time engaged in research, faculty team meetings, task forces, and other forms of preparation.

We expect that each Residential Faculty team member will receive six (6) hours of reassigned time for the fall semester and six (6) hours of reassigned time for the spring semester, as well as a summer stipend when appropriate, to allow her/him to focus on this intense, but rewarding, service commitment. (Pending Administrative approval)

Candidates who have related service/experience or training; are available to participate in IBPS training; are committed to regular attendance, meeting demanding deadlines, and serving a full term are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested, please email a brief biography and statement of interest to me (keith.heffner@mesacc.edu) no later than close of business on Friday, August 2. Candidates may be asked to meet to discuss his/her qualifications and vision for the position on Friday, August 9. The FEC will put forth a slate of candidates to all Residential Faculty for approval from August 12-14 (during week of accountability). These deadlines are tight, but they are necessary to meet the terms of the settlement agreement recently approved by the FEC and the Governing Board.


Keith Heffner

Faculty Association President