Monday, September 6, 2010

A Plan to Rebuild the Full Time Faculty Contingent by 2020

Jim Wright presented the plan at the 9/1/2010 senate meeting. A few of the highlights (lowlights?):
  • For the 2007-2008 school year, Ohlone had 152 full time faculty, about 8500 FTES, and 68% of our sections were taught by full time instructors.
  • At the start of the 2010-2011 school year, Ohlone has 127 full time faculty (the report says 128 but the unfortunate passing of Curtis Bressler makes it 127), about 9000 FTES, and about 50% of our sections are taught by full time instructors.
  • Ohlone has a significantly lower number of full time faculty than California community colleges of similar size.
Dr. Wright's plan calls for us to get back to a level of 152 full time faculty by 2020.

We will be discussing, and hopefully approving the plan at the 9/15/2010 senate meeting. If approved, we will put together a committee that will have 3 faculty to begin this work.

The full plan can be found at this link:

The graph below shows the distribution of full time faculty employment in years. The key thing that I noticed is that the block from 6 to 15 years makes up 60% on the faculty. Over the next many years, that chuck of the graph is going to move to the right and be followed by a gap where very few faculty will be.