Presidential Initiatives

Full-Time Faculty Task Force

The Full-Time Faculty Task Force is a 14-member group comprised of faculty and administrators assigned to develop recommendations to assist the College in meeting its Strategic Plan objectives related to increasing the ratio of full-time to adjunct faculty. The group was charged with: 

  1. Preparing a set of recommendations for a hiring plan that will provide the framework to strengthen the fulltime faculty in accordance with objectives from the Strategic Plan:
  2. Proposing a vetted set of mission critical metrics that are responsive to our current austere budgetary conditions but also support an equitable distribution of full-time faculty across the campus.
  3. Assessing the strategy of using lectureships and visiting professorships as a means to improve the faculty-student engagement, overall academic service for students, the scholarly work of the faculty, long-term college reputation for excellence, and support for the faculty diversity plan.
Performance Planning

First launched in Fall 2021, Performance Planning is a process that enables all stakeholders on campus to propose ideas that activate that community's collective vision and explore new possibilities focused on realizing a brighter future the College.  Whether transformational or a small improvement, ideas are submitted via a request for proposal process, presented to campus, and, if approved, implemented and funded (when new funds are necessary).

Visit the Performance Planning Website 

office hours with president sams

As part of his student-centered approach, President Sams holds weekly office hours by appointment, where he meets with small groups of students to discuss  their ideas about the College, their thoughts on key issues, and more.