Spoon River College

Faculty Association
6:48 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Intent to Strike Notice at SRC

The Spoon River College Faculty Association said its members don’t want to strike. But they’ve taken action to ensure that option is on the table.

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Pact Expired Two Months Ago
2:56 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

SRC Faculty Upset with Contract Talks

SRC Faculty Association President Stacy Swanson addresses the SRC Board of Trustees during its October meeting
Credit SRC Faculty Association

Faculty at Spoon River College say they are "frustrated and disappointed" about contract talks with the community college’s administration. Teachers have been working without a contract since their previous six-year deal expired in mid-August.

During the Board of Trustees’ October meeting in Rushville, SRC Faculty Association President Stacy Swanson said the administration’s contract proposals discourage professional development and remove caps from insurance increases. She also said SRC’s faculty members are the lowest paid community college teachers in the state.

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East Jackson St Location
4:01 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Cost Rising for New SRC Campus in Macomb

The current SRC campus in Macomb
Rich Egger

The State of Illinois has yet to provide funding to help Spoon River College build its new campus in Macomb, and the longer it takes the more expensive the project becomes.

Brett Stoller, SRC Vice President of Administrative Services, said both the state and the college will have to come up with more money.

“The total project goes up 2.7% (per year), and so our 25% share of that automatically goes up also,” Stoller said.

The estimated cost is now $16,278,800.  SRC is asking the state for $12,209,200 and will provide a local match of $4,069,600.

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Curtis Oldfield
2:22 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

New SRC President Has Ties to School

Curtis Oldfield

A person who graduated from Spoon River College and later worked at the school will serve as its eighth president.

Curtis Oldfield was introduced to the public during news conferences at the Canton, Macomb, and Rushville campuses. He will take office July 1.

"He brings (to SRC) experience in working to serve a diverse range of students seeking college transfer preparation, workforce training, and career enhancement," said Gayle Strode Blodgett, Chair of the SRC Board of Trustees.

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Public Forums Scheduled
2:24 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Names Released in SRC Presidential Search

The list of candidates to be Spoon River College's next president is down to five finalists. They come from across the country.

Interviews and public forums will be held during the next few weeks.  The forums will be held at 8:30 am and 2:10 pm at all four SRC campuses via the school's Interactive Video System:

February 29. Mr Curt Oldfield, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa. He was previously Dean of Instruction at SRC.

March 5. Ms Carol Davis, Vice President of Community Outreach at SRC.

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