WESTMINSTER — While they still can't get tenure, some faculty members at Carroll Community College will have more job security through multi-year contracts.
"We're delighted," said Suzanne Dixon, chair of CCC's faculty organization. "It reflects confidence in our professionalism, and we appreciate that."
The Baltimore County Community Colleges Board of Trustees voted Wednesday night at its meeting to create a three-year contract, which it could offer to professors and instructors after they have completed three years at Carroll Community College.
"We ran around (Thursday morning) making sure everyone knew about it," said Dixon, an assistant professor of English.
The change has been a goal of ExecutiveDean Joseph F. Shields.
"It's not a revolutionary idea," he said."But it's extremely important from the standpoint of staff morale."
Until now, faculty contracts were up for renewal yearly. CCC is intransition between affiliation with Catonsville Community College, which hires the teaching staff, and becoming independent.