Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the BCTC Faculty,
On Friday, April 17, 2009 Faculty Council met and passed the following resolution on your behalf and charged the Chair of the Faculty to forward this to the President of KCTCS, Dr. McCall and the Chair of the KCTCS Board of Regents, Mr. Bean with an introductory letter.
Whereas, The Board of Regents of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System voted, effective July 1, 2009, to abolish tenure, end post retirement health benefits, and restrict vestment of retirement benefits for five years for new faculty, now therefore, be it
Resolved, The faculty of Bluegrass Community and Technical College hereby declares no confidence in the President and Board of Regents of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and,
Resolved, The faculty of Bluegrass Community and Technical College asks the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to reinstate the options of tenure and continuing status for newly-hired faculty, to provide a viable means for current faculty to transition to tenure status or to continuing status, and to extend full healthcare benefits and vestment rights to newly-hired faculty members.
The voting was done by position with Senators, Officers, and the Chairs of the Standing Committees of the faculty voting according to input they had received from across the college, and Division Representatives voting in accord with their divisions. The final vote of Faculty Council was 27 for, 1 against, 1 abstention. Additionally, Division Representatives were requested to provide input regarding the level of faculty support for the resolution. The input they provided indicated that voting in division meetings was almost unanimous for adopting a resolution of No Confidence with recorded votes of 122 for, 7 against and 2 abstentions.