Four East Central College faculty members were recently promoted from instructor to assistant professor.
The new rank goes into affect in the Fall 2020 semester.
Listed below are the faculty members promoted in rank:
• Grace Austin, Theatre/Communications & Theatre Program Coordinator.
• Jason Durbin, CIS/Business.
• John Hardecke, English.
• Gregory Stotler, Education/Teacher Education Coordinator.
Faculty members must follow a process to be promoted in rank. That includes applying for promotion. The application is then reviewed by the ECC Rank and Promotion Committee.
The committee reviews all submitted portfolios and makes a recommendation to the college vice president of academic affairs and the president for a final decision. The process is rigorous and promotion is not automatic.
The promotion also needs approval by the ECC Board of Trustees.