September 8, 2019

Bookstore

This fall marks our last semester with Follett. Here is a summary of our timeline for transitioning to the new online bookstore:

  • MBS Direct (which is owned by Barnes & Noble) will sell books to our students for spring 2020 classes.
  • Barnes & Noble is finalizing a new faculty adoption process. To avoid asking faculty to learn two adoption tools in two years, we are using a low-tech Google form for spring adoptions until the new tool is available.
  • In early October, faculty will be sent a link to the online book adoption Google form. Faculty will also be sent a pdf form to request course packs.
  • Spring book orders will be due on October 15, 2019!
  • Students will be able to order books at the online bookstore in mid-December.
  • Support staff will continue to reach out to faculty with late book orders.

Faculty Prioritization Process

Faculty and administrators who have participated in the Faculty Prioritization Process have expressed frustration applying consistently the existing rubric used to prioritize new faculty positions. The Academic Standards & Policies Committee (ASPC) is carefully revising AP 7217 Faculty Prioritization Process. ASPC is taking their challenge of developing a rubric that can be easily and consistently applied to teaching and non-teaching faculty position requests very seriously. In addition to revising the rubric and form to request new faculty positions, they are working with IR to develop a standard dataset so that prioritization is informed by reliable and agreed-upon data that directly addresses the evaluation criteria. The revisions will be shared with faculty and administrators as soon as possible.

BoardDocs

You may have noticed that the Board of Trustees minutes and agendas now reside in BoardDocs: https://go.boarddocs.com/ca/redwoods/Board.nsf/Public

Other CR committees, including the committees of the Academic Senate, are also moving their meeting documents (agendas, minutes, meeting documents) to BoardDocs. I hope the BoardDocs system will be easier and quicker for committee chairs and support staff to use. Not to worry if you chair a District Committee, such as Technology Planning, and think this is coming out of nowhere. A timeline for migrating District committees has yet to be established.  

Fast Fact

Student demographics: CR and Statewide                                                                                             

Race/Ethnicity

Statewide

CR

African American

6.1%

3.2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0.4%

6.0%

Asian

11.5%

3.0%

Filipino

2.8%

0.5%

     

Hispanic

43.6%

20.0%

Pacific Islander

0.4%

0.4%

White

26.4%

56.9%

Two or more Races

3.7%

7.7%

Unknown

5.0%

2.2%

 

Age

Statewide

CR

Less than 20 years old

26.8%

29.4%

20 to 24 years old

30.9%

26.9%

25 to 39 years old

26.9%

30.8%

40 or more years old

15.4%

12.8%

Unknown

0.0%

0.1%

 

Source: CCC’s 2018 Student Success Scorecard

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