As is his custom, Chancellor Poertner has sent us a link to the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the SOCCCD Board of Trustees.
The open session will commence an hour later than usual: 7:00 p.m.
The closed session will start at 4:00 (as usual, an opportunity will be provided for public comments prior to the meeting; same goes for the open session at 7:00).
Item 1.3 of the closed agenda is “Public Employee Appointment, Employment, Evaluation of Performance, Discipline, Dismissal, Release (GC Section 54957(b) (10 matters)”
Here are sections A, B, and C:
A. Public Employee Employment, Evaluation of Performance (GC Section 54957(b).) (7 matters)At the last meeting of the IVC Academic Senate, senators discussed the recent board action not to renew a particular dean's contract here at IVC. Faculty of the affected Schools expressed consternation over the process--one that failed to consult them prior to the decision, among other perceived problems. (Faculty are aware, of course, that these trustee actions are based on the recommendations of top administrators.)
1. Vice President for Student Services (SC)
2. Dean, Fine Arts and Business Sciences (IVC)
3. Dean, Online and Extended Education (IVC)
4. Vice President for Instruction (IVC)
5. Dean, Fine Arts & Media Technology (SC)
6. Director, Health and Wellness Center (IVC)
7. Vice President for Instruction (SC)
B. Public Employee Discipline, Dismissal, Release (GC Section 54957(b).) (2 matters)
C. Public Employee Employment (1 matter)
The discussion also highlighted the remarkable ongoing instability (endless dean turnover, etc.) of administration in some schools at the college. Our faculty, said some senators, are very concerned and hope that the senate can address the problem--a problem, of course, with top college administration (Roquemore and Justice), which is generally perceived as wanting and problematic.
Faculty are discouraged and demoralized. Why don't our trustees do something?
But, as usual, they won't. No doubt IVC faculty expect that, on Monday, VPI Justice, who is up for review, will receive a hearty handclasp and a Gold Star, as Glenn Roquemore whispers sweet nothings into trustees' ears, and a once great college slides further into dysfunction and mediocrity.