Sunday, February 19, 2017

Recent reader comments about IVC: heads in sand

Anonymous said...
     So much of this manner—arrogant dismissiveness, aristocratic self-entitlement, deliberate enemy-making, absconding of truth and integrity and dismissal of disciplinary expertise and recklessness from the Trump-ocracy—is also so reminiscent of the hell we endured for years in the SOCCCD under the tyranny of a few past Boards and their love affair with a former IVC President, later Chancellor. Today at IVC is only marginally better than it was because, once again, the SOCCCD Board's pernicious 'head in the sand' response to IVC's issues. Clearly they remain shamefully Saddleback-centric in their concern for the environment of the college. I suspect this accreditation visit will result in a grandiose white wash and ignoring of the low morale of the college because they too have historically proven to [be] knee-pad nellies of administration['s] narrow view of truth. And if one speaks out—watch out under this administration—retaliation remains a regular event at IVC.
     ☽ 5:16 PM, February 19, 2017

Anonymous said...
     I was chatting with a friend in school of arts recently. Apparently they are unhappy with their doofus Dean. [The friend] said [the Dean] does not advocate for them, seemingly works hard to do as little as possible, is difficult to find, smiles a lot while digging for dirt but not sharing anything and ignores the Chairs while talking and listening to only a couple of people in the school. They seem to think he may just be a plant from our former VPI, while the President smiles and looks the other way. Anyone else hearing anything from any colleagues in this beleaguered school?
     ☽ 5:30 PM, February 19, 2017

Anonymous said...
     The School of the Arts is "beleaguered"? More so than any other IVC school? Really?
     Glenn's ability to smile and look any way that is best for him is how he survives.
     If you see echoes of Trumpocracy here is SOCCCD you should know that many in admin at the college and district level voted for Trump. Hence their weaselly lukewarm post-election statements.
     ☽ 6:15 PM, February 19, 2017

Anonymous said...
     Why would a dean be a plant for a former VPI? Makes no sense. Fine Arts has never had a dean they liked.  
     ☽ 10:41 PM, February 19, 2017

Anonymous said...
     The faculty in FA all too often focus on their various deans as the problems when they should really look to the larger IVC admin structure as the real obstacle (access to resources, etc.) and their own colleagues who cut special deals with Glenn and Davit based on traded favors form long ago. We're not even in their school and we can see that. The TWINS.
     ☽ 11:01 PM, February 19, 2017

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Anonymous said...

Why would a dean be a plant for a former VPI? Makes no sense. Fine Arts has never had a dean they liked.

Anonymous said...

The faculty in FA all too often focus on their various deans as the problems when they should really look to the larger IVC admin structure as the real obstacle (access to resources, etc.) and their own colleagues who cut special deals with Glenn and Davit based on traded favors form long ago. We're not even in their school and we can see that. The TWINS.

Anonymous said...

IVC is not alone in unhappy faculty. Saddleback has had two recent votes of no confidence in the deans of Fine Arts and Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Anonymous said...

What happened to Workday? What's up with the password change edict?

Anonymous said...

Because Workday is a POS!

Anonymous said...

There are some in the Arts that thrive on conflict. Most faculty I've spoken with believe the Arts Dean is doing a great job. He is efficient, trustworthy, and easy to work with.