Greetings and welcome to the CSN Chronicle for April 2013. Spring semester this year is unusually busy and the Legislature continues its deliberations!
My intent, as the academic year closes, was to share information on various topics of interest. Three town hall meetings were held on each campus. K.C. [...]
Prior to the town halls, CSN issued an open-ended survey question to college employees to solicit questions they would like addressed during the upcoming town hall. CSN President Michael Richards opened each town hall responding to the majority of these inquiries.
Salary & Benefits
Nearly half of survey respondents wanted information on salaries and benefits in the [...]
This is a belated March Chronicle, which primarily serves to lay a foundation for the college-wide town hall meetings that begin next week. I plan to share additional details as available from the state and Nevada System of Higher Education at those sessions. [...]
As the discussion on how to allocate state funds to Nevada’s universities and colleges continues, I would like to share a comparison of the state funding per student under the current formula and under the chancellor’s proposed model. Click on the graphic to enlarge it on your [...]
The chancellor’s proposed funding formula, discussed in this morning’s Review-Journal in an article by Richard Lake, is a good start to creating a transparent and equitable way to distribute state support to our colleges and universities.
CSN students have historically been funded at substandard levels compared to their peers at other community colleges. We are gratified that [...]
State leaders and media outlets have reported a budget agreement in Carson City, and over the weekend, the Legislature passed many of the bills needed to implement the agreement. While higher education fares better under this accord than under previous plans, there remain many difficult cuts we will need to face during the next two [...]
This May Chronicle is intended to provide you with the latest news and information as the academic year comes to an end. Many of you will be gone from our campuses when the Legislature finalizes our budget and acts on other business, and there is much activity on many fronts that I’d like you to [...]
As the budget process continues in Carson City, I felt an update to each of you was in order so you know what is happening.
Last Friday, the Nevada Senate and Assembly held their respective hearings on the higher education budget for the next biennium. You may have read or heard about this in the [...]
Today, I presented the following budget plan to the Board of Regents. This is a more-detailed version of what we have communicated in the past. I hope you will review this document. [...]
Today I met with students during a town hall to discuss the budget. I would like to share with you some of the information discussed. As a clearer picture begins to surface about what CSN is facing this legislative session, I think it is important you have the facts.
In my “all” message on February 16th [...]