Presentation on theme: "Request for Full-Time Lines Fall 2009 Presented by: Robert R. Latham II, CMfgE Chairperson, Mechanical Technology Department Mechanical Technology Department."— Presentation transcript:
Request for Full-Time Lines Fall 2009 Presented by: Robert R. Latham II, CMfgE Chairperson, Mechanical Technology Department Mechanical Technology Department
Request This request is for 2 full time faculty lines Current staff consists of: –1 Full –Time Faculty –4 Adjuncts Proposal staff consists of: –3 Full-Time Faculty –Adjuncts As Needed Mechanical Technology Department
Fall/Spring Annualized Headcount (Fall 2009 Headcount approx. 79) 2006 Anomaly: - The Mechanical Program And All Certificates Discontinued Spring Incoming Students Placed In Other Programs In The Interim - SUNY Sat On The Program Revision From 2/06 To 4/07 - Students Were Still Being Told The MET Program Did Not Exist Fall ‘07 Mechanical Technology Department
Adjunct ratio trend above 50 % Starting in Fall 2007 Without additional Full-Time Faculty the adjunct % trend will continue to increase. Mechanical Technology Department Year Full Time % Adjunct % Total Hrs
1.The Total Hour trend is beginning an upward swing that has the potential of reaching or exceeding past academic year highs. E.g. 224 Total Hrs taught in Year , Staffed w/ 4 Full-time / 4 Adjunct. 2.As the only current faculty member and also the chair of the department, I am consistently over capacity. What if something unpredictable happens? 3.The current (4) Adjunct faculty are approaching maximum credit hour allowance. 4.Not replacing the 3 retired faculty members has limited course offerings and schedule flexibility, and constrained our ability to embrace potential growth resulting from: The increase in high school students that have participated in Project Lead The Way, Tech Prep, and other similar VoTech initiatives Those seeking up-grading skills as a result of area lay-offs Increased demand resulting from the dorms Mechanical Technology Department HEADCOUNT RISK CONCERNS
Increased Faculty Benefits 1.Greater presence and participation in career days, high school recruiting, and trade shows 2.Have the ability to be available for business driven training initiatives –Apprentice Training –Employee Re-training –Displaced Worker Programs 3.Foster the Career & Applied Learning Center with a network of sponsored companies that will show off the benefits of a receiving a two-year degree (many co-op students get hired full-time) 4.Evaluate and adjust curriculum direction as dictated by constantly evolving technical trends 5.Re-evaluate courses that are offered and begin the introduction of aggressive skill sets to meet the needs of the local small / large scale companies 6.Have the ability to re-participate in grant-driven acquisitions Mechanical Technology Department
Summary The addition of two full-time faculty will enhance our ability to meet future opportunities The history of the OCC Mechanical Technology Department is well respected throughout the local industrial community. The restoration of faculty will ensure that the department’s high reputation continues Re-staffing the department would allow for a greater contribution to OCC’s revenue stream Mechanical Technology Department Thank you for your time and consideration in hiring 2 new faculty. Feel free to contact me for any further elaboration.