NCTC faculty members take on new positions

Elizabeth F. Abu | Sep 1, 2020

Just in time for this unusual fall semester to start, several NCTC faculty members received new titles.

Diane Neu, who has served as an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) faculty for 5 years, has been selected as chair of the ADN program.

Two large divisions of NCTC Instruction have been split into smaller, more manageable departments to better serve our students. English, Speech and Foreign Language (ESFL) saw English split off from Speech and Foreign Languages, with Justin Hawkins serving as Interim Chair of Speech and Foreign Languages.

History, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences were also split this summer. Adam Ramsey will serve as interim chair of Government, Psychology, and Economics.

Professor Ben Owens has been with the college for 8 years and was named Interim Chair of Mathematics before Fall 2020.

These chairs have been working overtime the past few weeks as fall classes began. NCTC offered students the power of choice this semester, with online, face-to-face, hybrid, and synchronous online classes. Over 80% of NCTC’s fall class lineup featured some sort of online component.

Even as campuses opened back up, faculty members have continued to hold some office hours online in an effort to keep our students safe this semester and to meet them where they are. 

“Preparing for Fall 2020 put tremendous pressure on all of instructional leadership,” said Interim Vice Chancellor for Instruction and Provost Dr. Bruce King. “We have dedicated division chairs throughout our college. Occasionally, however, changes are necessary to enable the college to support and serve instructors and students. I’m confident that these appointments will enable NCTC to continue to be responsive to academic needs this year.” 

Fall 2020 16-week classes began in August, but there is still time to register for the second 8-weeks of the fall semester, with classes beginning October 19.