ECC board grants tenure to five faculty members

  • Tags: Achievements | Announcement
Published 11/15/2022
Top Row: Mia Hardy, PhD, assistant professor of sociology and Roxana Idu, PhD, assistant professor of economics; and Tracy Meyer, MS, associate professor of mathematics; Bottom Row: Geoffrey Pynn, PhD, associate professor of humanities and Adam Schlipmann, MME, instructor of music

Top Row: Mia Hardy, PhD, assistant professor of sociology and Roxana Idu, PhD, assistant professor of economics; and Tracy Meyer, MS, associate professor of mathematics; Bottom Row: Geoffrey Pynn, PhD, associate professor of humanities and Adam Schlipmann, MME, instructor of music


At the October 11, 2022, board meeting, the Community College District 509 Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation by the Elgin Community College administration to grant tenure to five ECC full-time faculty.

The newly-tenured faculty are Mia Hardy, PhD, assistant professor of sociology; Roxana Idu, PhD, assistant professor of economics; Tracy Meyer, MS, associate professor of mathematics; Geoffrey Pynn, PhD, associate professor of humanities; and Adam Schlipmann, MME, instructor of music.

“The tenure process at ECC is both rigorous and supportive, designed to help our new full-time faculty learn from their peers and further enhance their skills,” said Peggy Heinrich, EdD, vice president of teaching, learning, and student development. “Congratulations to these faculty on achieving this significant milestone.”

Faculty members are eligible for tenure after being employed for three consecutive school years. Steps completed annually before being eligible for tenure include classroom visitations with their dean and peers, student evaluations, faculty content assessments, self-assessments, and yearly summary evaluation conferences.