Mountwest begins process of reviewing board policies

January 22, 2019

HUNTINGTON — Continuing discussion from last month, the Mountwest Community and Technical Board of Governors has begun work to review the board policies.

The board, meeting last week, asked administration to work with faculty and staff to decide policy priorities.

The decision to review the board policies came in December during the board’s special meeting to discuss faculty workload changes.

The board realized the college had been out of compliance with its own policy for at least four years, but possibly as many as 13 years. Faculty was supposed to be submitting workload worksheets to administration to determine their workload, per the board policy and their contracts, but it hadn’t happened until this fall when MCTC President Keith Cotroneo took over the academic officer duties.

Changes to faculty workload won’t take place until August, when contracts are re-signed.

The board also discussed with Cotroneo the strategic planning committee’s work to create a list of lead and trailing indicators to analyze the college’s performance. The discussion will continue at the next meeting in February.

In other business, the board discussed the appointment of Dinah Ledbetter to the board, replacing Matt Deerfield. Ledbetter was unable to attend Thursday’s meeting.

Ledbetter retired as the director of personnel of Wayne County Schools in 2014.

Deerfield, a circuit judge law clerk in Wayne County, has served on the board since 2015 and has been vice chair since 2016.

The next board meeting will be at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Room G07A.

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