College Senate Elections for President-Elect: April 25-29

College Senate will hold an election for President-Elect 2017-18 beginning April 25-29 with two candidates competing for the position: Denise Keating and Keith Powell.

Visit to vote April 25-April 29! *

Take a moment to learn about both candidates:

Candidate: Denise Keating

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Denise Keating

As a librarian and library manager at the Harper Campus Library for 5 years, I understand the importance of collaboration to provide the best possible outcome for students and the college community as a whole. My position has afforded me the opportunity to partner with faculty from various programs to design and implement library instruction focused on critical thinking and research skills meeting Critical Core objectives. I also work with students every day and see how each of us can have a positive impact on a student’s life. I have served on College Senate for 3 years and was voted 2015-16 Outstanding Senator by my fellow senators. As chair of the Professional Staff Welfare Committee (PSWC), we have worked to increase senate participation and awareness of College Senate initiatives.

 Candidate Statement

 Student Success
Student success is dependent on faculty and staff working closely together to provide high quality instruction and support services. College Senate is the voice that ensures that faculty and staff are valued and given the tools and resources to do their jobs, resulting in an engaged community committed to innovation and student success.

Knowledge Sharing
In the age of information overload, let us come together as a community to harness our internal knowledge to spur innovation, engagement and student success. One of the ways to bring forth improved communication, accelerated innovation and strategic learning within our community is to develop a culture of knowledge sharing. Let’s create knowledge sharing solutions where we can easily connect people to information, people to process, and people to people. 

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Respect
I am committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion and respect where everyone feels they have an opportunity to make a difference. We must be committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community of employees that reflects the students that we serve and ensuring that all of our community members feel they have a voice.

I am asking for your vote in this coming election. I take this opportunity to serve as President-Elect seriously, and I promise to listen, ask questions, and advocate for our community.


Candidate: Keith Powell

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Keith Powell

During my tenure as Senate president we have faced several difficult issues related to the quality of life for faculty and professional staff. Under my leadership we were able to constructively forestall the new class size limit expansion (33 student rule), eliminating the additional work load on faculty and any deterioration in the quality of instruction. We were also instrumental in ongoing discussions that promoted the review and eventual changes to the jumbo class size rules related to on-line instruction. I also created a new membership committee AND advocated for and received approval to increase Professional Development credit hours from 3 to 5 hours for everyone. I’m sure both of these advances will continue to strengthen the Senate at large and helps everyone with PD hours.

During these processes I stressed the importance of communication, articulation, and teamwork to promote our faculty and professional staff needs. I am proud we continue to reach milestones in our empowerment without the need for formal proclamations or adversarial positions. I continue to believe our success will continue through mutual problem solving with administration and working as a team; not an adversary to administration and leadership.

I am asking for your vote to continue working for everyone and indeed, the CPCC community at large. My goals to keep reaching out to each campus will be realized as we move forward, further empowering the Senate at large and making our voice united and strong. Again, I ask for your vote and continued support, but in any case, please vote and support your own voice and that of the Senate at large.

*For the College Senate election, eligibility is based on the employee’s position code in colleague (FEP indicates full-time professional staff, FEF indicates full-time faculty) as well as excluding employees with the word ‘Director’ in their official title (as this indicates administrative responsibilities). If you attempt to vote, and the system deems you ineligible, but you feel that you should be considered eligible, please submit a paper ballot to before the election deadline of 4/29/17 11:59am. Your eligibility will be verified and ballot counted.

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Virtual Learning Community Offers Free PD courses

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Free professional development courses pertaining to online learning are available to all through the Virtual Learning Community of the NC Community College System.


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Dr. Deitemeyer to visit College Senate today

Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer began her presidency at CPCC on January 2, 2017 and will visit College Senate on January 17 at 2:30pm.  All College faculty and staff are invited to attend this working session in HE 4510.

CPCC President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer

CPCC President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer

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Quorum Quandary


If you are unable to attend our regular Senate meetings at 2:30 on the third Tuesday of the month, please take the time to designate a proxy, and ask someone to attend in your stead. Meetings are held in HE4510.

Why is this important?

A quorum is the minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid.  If we don’t have a quorum, we can’t vote on recommendations, etc.

Your voice and your presence is vitally important! We need two-thirds of current senators to attend meetings in order to have a quorum, and that is not happening presently.

If you do not wish to be a senator or do not have time to be one, please contact your supervisor so that arrangements can be made for someone else to take your place. If you are a senator, please make every effort to attend Senate meetings in the future.

Thank you,
Carolyn Jacobs

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Employee Recognition Nominations due by November 16

Shortly before his retirement, Dr. Hagemeyer established an Employee Recognition Committee and commissioned it to develop a program for acknowledging outstanding job performance by Central Piedmont Community College employees. The program was put into effect in July of 1987 and is financially supported by the CPCC Foundation.

Do you know someone who is doing a great job and deserves some recognition? Here is your opportunity to recognize them!

All nomination forms are availble through the PD website:

Specific individual forms are:

Employee Recognition Award – honors long service and commends exemplary performance of professional and occupational duties.
Awards are granted for each of these four classifications:

– Administrator/Professional Staff
– Classified Staff
– Instructor
– Part-time Faculty/Staff

Click here to access online nomination form.

Innovation of the Year – presented by the League for Innovation, recognizes a significant innovation designed and implemented by CPCC faculty/staff.
The Employee Recognition committee selects one nomination which is forwarded to college administration for approval, then to the League for Innovation for the national competition.
Click here to access online nomination form.

Entrepreneur of the Year – provides recognition for identifying and implementing entrepreneurial activities at the College.
Click here to access online nomination form.


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