ReinQuestion? appears every Thursday and is an open thread for members of the HW and CCC community to post questions about the ongoing Reinvention. Any and all questions are invited, and anyone who knows an answer to any question posted is encouraged to answer it in the threads below.
Last week The Realist posed three questions for us:
1) Have the task force members had direct contact with our chancellor? (I don’t care if it’s been formal or informal. So long as there’s been communication, I’d like to know how much and how often.)
From PD Task Force member and Wright Faculty Alicia Anzaldo: “Yes. All task forces have (at least once) made a formal presentation to the chancellor. She appears on the 6th floor once in a while. We are expected to present again within the next few weeks.”
2) Any word on what the reinvention task forces have concluded about a district-wide faculty development week? (I’d like to avoid the disaster that was forced upon us last year.)
Also from Alicia, corroborated by Franklin Reynolds (Speech, Truman) of the same Task Force: “We are meeting on April 8th with Academic Affairs to get a final answer on our proposal: 2 days at MXC, 3 days at our respective colleges. We will let the colleges know the response we get as soon as we know.”
3) Why aren’t we responding to the questions to question reinvention? Is this related to low moral and lack of confidence? Do we think that it don’t matter anyway cause decisions are comin’ from the top and those at the top ain’t listenin’ to those down below? I’m serious here. Do we care? What up?
Question 3 is for y’all to answer. I’ll ask the Reinvention Task Force people, too, because they might have some answers.
One colleague of ours signed up to be a frequent contributor to one of the Task Forces. They have had occasional meetings over the last couple of months. They had one scheduled for last Friday. He went. It was him and one member of the task force. Not good.
In any case, if you have any answers (or any more questions), fire away in the comments.