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8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
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By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
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Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
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And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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JWCC Extends Contract with Schachtsiek to Serve as Interim Vice President for Instruction

3 months, 1 week ago from JWCC

Originally hiredto serve during the JWCC’s presidential transition from Dr. John Letts to Mike Elbe

John Wood Community College recently extended a contract with Dr. David Schachtsiek to serve as interim vice president for instruction. 

Schachtsiek joined JWCC following the departure of Dr. Ron Davis, who became vice president for academic affairs and student services at Nashville State Community College.   

As part of a contract with Registry of College & University Presidents, Schachtsiek was originally hired in January 2014 to serve for six months in the vice president role during the JWCC’s presidential transition from Dr. John Letts to Mike Elbe.  The JWCC Board of Trustees recently approved extending Schachtsiek’s contract up to June 2015 if needed. 

“I am pleased the board approved my recommendation to extend Dr. Schachtsiek’s contract with the College,” JWCC President Mike Elbe said.  “In his short time here, he has developed positive relationships with our faculty and proven to be a valuable member of our leadership team. He has graciously agreed to continue his service as we search for a permanent vice president for instruction.” 

JWCC initiated a search for a new vice president for instruction in April.  Elbe has chosen to extend the search and application period through the fall to deepen the pool of qualified candidates. 

“We had several solid candidates, but the fact that the search began so late in the academic year may have limited our options,” Elbe said.  “Extending Dr. Schachtsiek’s contract allows us to conduct a nationwide search at the optimal time of year to find the best possible professional to lead academic instruction and support our administrative team.  It’s a crucial role and we need to get it right.” 

Schachtsiek brings more than 25 years of educational background in two-year and four-year public and private academic institutions to JWCC.  In the last four years he has served in interim vice president for academic affairs positions for Southeastern Community College (2012-2013) and Hawkeye Community College (2010-2011) in Iowa. 

Prior to his contract work with the Registry of College and University Presidents, Schachtsiek served in academic leadership roles including vice president for academic affairs, dean of the School of Professional Studies and senior vice president for Quincy University from 2002 to 2009. Schachtsiek also served as QU’s interim president (2007-2008). From 1995 to 2001 Schachtsiek served as dean of district education services for Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC).  He previously served as LLCC’s director of college correctional programs from 1990-1995. 

In addition to administrative roles in higher education, Schachtsiek served as an adjunct professor in education administration and leadership for Quincy University and was an instructor in social justice for University of Illinois in Springfield. He also taught at LLCC, in its Division of Business & Public Service. 

Schachtsiek holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Southern Illinois University, a master’s degree in social justice from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Quincy University.


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