February 2021 Special Meeting Minutes

February 2021 Special Meeting Minutes

Board of Trustees

Special Board Meeting via Zoom

23 February 2021


The North Arkansas College Board of Trustees met in a special session on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 in a zoom conference. Chair Scott Miller called the meeting to order at 8:04am.  Trustees Chris McNew, R.G. Earnest, Sarah Newman, and Debbie Johnson.


Consent Agenda

The Consent Agenda included Increase in part time instructor (adjunct and overload) pay rate. Chair Miller asked for a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. A motion was made by Trustee Earnest, seconded by Trustee Johnson, and unanimously approved.


Board Comments

Dr. Esters stated essentially, we are asking you to approve an increase of $25 per credit hour for adjunct instructors and for overload instruction. We have not increased part time instruction in several years. We talked about this last March but pulled it from consideration when the State made the big cut to the budget. It will have a $26,817 impact on the annual budget. Trustee Earnest commented with this being postponed a year and the total amount spent is not materialled of much of an increase, it will show our appreciation to our adjunct. Trustee Johnson agreed with Trustee Earnest’s comments and supports this item.


Trustee Earnest moved to adjourn the meeting. Trustee seconded Johnson the motion, which was unanimously approved.