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.
HLC has sent the response to the District:
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.
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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.
- HLC Complaint – MCCCD – Letter – Signature
- HLC Complaint – MCCCD – Exhibits
- Webpage with exhibits that couldn’t be printed
AAUP is coming in October to investigate violations to shared governance due primarily to the elimination of meet and confer.
8:00 am – 5:00 pm