Faculty Council met on Friday, May 5. The primary order of business was the discussion of the nursing program proposal which includes (i) a pathway for current registered nurses to earn a BS in Nursing from King’s (a RN to BSN program) and (ii) a dual degree program with LCCC in which students earn an Associate’s degree in Nursing from LCCC and then a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from King’s. Dr. Cindy Mailloux, director of the nursing program, was present to answer questions about the proposal. Council discussed the distribution of courses in the program planner, the Core courses which would be satisfied at King’s and LCCC, the expected program enrollments, and the overlap with nursing and other academic programs at King’s. Council voted unanimously to recommend that the administration move forward with the program.
Council also approved a recommendation by A&P to house the new nursing and engineering faculty in Division A for the 2017-2018 academic year. The division structure will be revisited by A&P next year. Lastly, Council considered a salary recommendation from the Faculty Benefits committee. Further discussion of the recommendation was tabled to the May 12 meeting.