On November 6, Dr. Charles Errico delivered the keynote presentation to an audience of over 150 participants at the New Faculty Orientation in Richmond, Virginia. Errico is chair of the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC). His wide-ranging state of the faculty address discussed enrollment and retention trends in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and the impact that the chancellor’s performance-based funding model will have on community college budgets. He also reviewed salary trends and recent changes in VCCS policy such as the new early retirement program and the prohibition of consensual relationships between faculty and students in their classroom.
Following his well-received presentation Errico led two concurrent sessions on the impact that the new faculty evaluation system will have on junior faculty in their first three years of employment in the VCCS.