— Special to the Register
North Central Texas College regents approved several new positions recommended by the administration at Monday’s regular meeting.
Among the recommendations were nine instructional positions, four positions in student/administrative support and two for the new campus police department.
The instructional positions include faculty members in Speech, English, History, College Prep Math, College Prep English, two in Vocational Nursing, a Simulation Lab Technician, a Lifelong Learning Healthcare Coordinator and a Lifelong Learning Grants Coordinator.
The positions in student/administrative support include a Classroom/Desktop Specialist (IS), a Departmental Assistant in Counseling/Testing at Flower Mound, a Transcript Evaluator for the Registrar’s office and a Senior Director of Human Resources. The police department positions include a Director/Chief and Officer(s).
Regents also approved a 3.5 percent pay raise for all full-time employees and approved 2013-14 salary schedules. The new schedulereflects a 1.5% change from the current pay grade schedules. The rate for adjunct faculty will increase $15 per load unit, while the part-time hourlyrate will increase to $9 per hour.
The board also approved the use of current-year funds to purchase technology items including 141 computers to replace those in student computer labs, two new Tandberg Educator units and a pair of new servers.
In other items, regents approved the 2013-14 online catalog, awarded a food service contract to Great Western Dining that will include a 4.5 percent increase on residential student dining rates, accepted a bid for the resale of property in Young County and approved a name change for the Oil and Gas Technology program to Petroleum Technology.
Regents also approved the final reading of the proposed CHA local board policy on security.
The meeting started with a 45-minute budget workshop as regents were briefed on the proposed 2013-14 operating budget that is up 8.4 percent from the current-year budget.
All members were present for Monday’s meeting. Regents are not scheduled to meet again until Aug. 19.