The Spoon River College Board of Trustees
approved a four-year contract with the College’s Faculty Association (SRCFA)
during the regular board meeting held July 23 at the Canton Campus.
The contract calls for a stepped salary increase
for the next four years: 2.75 percent increase the first year, 3.0 percent the
second year, 3.10 percent the third year, and 3.25 percent the fourth year.
SRCFA President Kay Norton commended President Curtis Oldfield and Human Resources
Director Michelle Bugos for the atmosphere of mutual respect and team work that
negotiations were conducted in.
The Board also approved the President’s
employment contract to 2017.
The appointment of Travis Brown to the position
of financial aid specialist was approved. Brown, who is a veteran, will be responsible
for assisting veterans who are returning to college. Also approved was the
appointment of Ellen Armstrong to the position of student accounts assistant.
Both are full-time classified staff positions.
Student trustee Joshua Webb reported that many
new and returning students participated in the Make It Happen Monday
registration event that was held July 21 in Canton and Macomb. The event
offered extended hours and door prizes, including a drawing for a free 3-credit
hour class. Webb also noted that agriculture student Ryan Spangler was
completing his internship this summer by working in the College garden and
assisting with the SRC Campus market and the Canton Farmer’s Market that is held
on Saturday mornings.
Carol Davis, vice president of community outreach
and Foundation director, reported that as a result of a request to President
Oldfield and due to the awarding of the DCEO grant, the College will be
offering classes in Farmington in 2014-2015. One classroom with technology will
be housed in the city building located on Main Street. A minimum of 10 classes
per semester will be offered.
Davis also reported that the SRC Alumni
Foundation was seeking nominations for honorary recognition of outstanding alumni.
Honorees will be recognized at the annual Alumni Association Awards reception. This
event, along with the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, will be held Saturday,
October 11 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. The nomination
form is available online at www.src.edu by
clicking on the Alumni tab.
The SRC Community Chorus production of the
musical QUILTERS will be presented on September 5, 6, and 7 in the theater in
Taylor Hall. Tickets are now on sale,
with proceeds going to fund the Chorus’s fourth named endowed scholarship. This scholarship will honor the late Roger
Howerter, who was a Chorus member at the time of his death.
Complete minutes of meetings can be viewed at www.src.edu.