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  • 22 Jan 2019 8:15 PM | Megan McGuire (Administrator)

    The Board voted 5-1 to approve Action Item 7.1, effectively resurrecting shared governance! Looks like we now have a problem-solving Board majority. Thank you to everyone who helped us get here!

  • 21 Jan 2019 4:27 PM | Megan McGuire (Administrator)

    Please join us tomorrow for an important Board meeting at 6:30 pm. The Governing Board will be voting on a resolution which rescinds the 2/27/18 resolution.  To read the content, see Consent Agenda Item 7.1 in the Board Book (see page 6).

  • 15 Jan 2019 7:37 PM | Megan McGuire (Administrator)

    Here is a recap:

    • Hendrix resigned as Board president at the beginning of the Board meeting.
    • Sullivan nominated Thor as Board president. McGrath nominated Hendrix. Thor was elected by a 4-3 vote.
    • Nerini nominated Sullivan as Board secretary. Hendrix nominated Winn. Winn was elected by a 4-3 vote.
  • 30 Nov 2018 6:22 PM | Megan McGuire (Administrator)

    FA President John Schampel and Provost Karla Fisher were interviewed about the HLC's response to the complaint filed. Listen at Maricopa Community College Faculty, Workers Criticize Provision Changes.

  • 28 Nov 2018 1:39 PM | Megan McGuire (Administrator)

    HLC has sent the response to the District:

    HLC Response Letter to MCCCD

    The response states that the Governing Board’s actions have prompted HLC’s addition of an “area of focus” (focused on the Governing Board’s actions outlined in the FA’s complaint) that will be included in Gateway’s upcoming HLC Accreditation visit.  According to the HLC website, “Commission staff may expand the focus of the evaluation where appropriate to review additional topics of concern to the Commission.” For context, this would be the equivalent of an accreditation criterion not being fully met during a regular HLC visit. 

  • 29 Oct 2018 1:34 PM | Megan McGuire (Administrator)

    The Chancellor has sent a response to HLC about the complaint:

    Response to HLC from the Chancellor

    The specific issues brought forward in the complaint were not addressed in the response.

  • 19 Oct 2018 6:57 PM | Megan McGuire (Administrator)

    The Faculty Foundation has created a “DACA Success Grant” to help qualified students bridge the difference between in-state tuition and the court mandated out-of-state tuition. Please support our students by donating at our Go Fund Me account and by sharing it on social media! Anything helps. Thank you!

  • 12 Oct 2018 9:28 PM | Megan McGuire (Administrator)

    Here is the HLC letter of response that was sent this morning to District Administrative Leadership by representatives of the Higher Learning Commission regarding the complaint lodged by the Faculty Association with the HLC.  

    Note that the HLC has requested of the Chancellor: " expedited review of this complaint since this is the second recurrence of issues about MCC(CD) being brought forth to HLC for consideration this year."

  • 25 Sep 2018 6:27 PM | Megan McGuire (Administrator)

    The FA President informed the members of the Governing Board and the Administration that the Faculty Association has filed an official complaint with the Higher Learning Commission, in order to bring to HLC’s attention many of the problematic behaviors this Board has consistently exhibited.

    This step was not taken lightly, nor without due consideration as to the potential ramifications of such an action. The Association has filed this complaint because, as documented in the attached complaint, this Board has repeatedly demonstrated its lack of respect for higher education, its mission, its principles, and the value it provides to the community we serve.

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  • 08 Sep 2018 5:03 PM | Megan McGuire (Administrator)

    AAUP is coming in October to investigate violations to shared governance due primarily to the elimination of meet and confer. 

    AAUP Will Investigate Apparent Violations at Maricopa

    National Faculty Association Investigates MCCCD Over Decision To Eliminate Meet And Confer

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The Maricopa Community Colleges Faculty Association is a 501(c)5 voluntary labor organization composed of current and retired Residential Faculty of the ten Maricopa Colleges.

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