Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Roquemore evidently gets gig at local "online" for-profit — UPDATE


     UPDATE: as of this time (3:30 p.m., Sunday, January 5) the only page for Roquemore on Linked In describes him as “President at Irvine Valley College.” His page no longer describes him as Chancellor of CSU.

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     January 1: A friend contacted me to tell me that Glenn Roquemore—recently sent packing from IVC after 17 years as college Prez—has been hired by a local for-profit as Chancellor.
     I looked up Roquemore's Linked-In page and found this:

2 months? How do you figure?
According to Wikipedia,
     California Southern University is a private, for-profit, university that began its operations in 1978. It offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs 100% online in psychology, business and management, risk management and regulatory compliance, criminal justice, nursing, and education. California Southern University is located in Costa Mesa, California. It is not to be confused with Southern California College in Costa Mesa, California, an independent comprehensive coed institution established in 1920 and affiliated with Assemblies of God.
     The university was established in California on December 27, 1978, by Dr. Donald Hecht as a traditional correspondence school, and received its initial approval to offer degree programs from the California Department of Education. It originally offered associate level programs, then expanded to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. During the 1990s, the university added distance learning programs in the fields of business, psychology and law. The University is now recognized as an online degree granting institution....
     CSU has not issued a press release or announcement about hiring a new chancellor. And nothing about Roquemore. The only indication I have found that Roquemore has been hired by CSU is the above content on his Linked In page.
     Perhaps it is to be announced at the Party Congress on Monday. As you know, the Premier loves surprises. (See below.)
     The CSU webpage refers to a "university president" and a "board of directors," but it does not refer to a university chancellor. Odd, that.
     Oddly, the OC Register reported, last Tuesday (Dec 31), that “Vaughn Hartunian, a Granada Hills resident, will be California Southern University’s fifth president, effective Jan. 7, 2020.” But it reported nothing about a new Chancellor.



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why do you think he cosyed up to those for-profit administrators all those years?

Anonymous said...

The first question that comes up on google about this place is this: "Is California Southern University legitimate?"

Good question. The syntax is all wrong, isn't it? Shouldn't "southern" precede "California"?

How can already he be their chancellor for two months?

Anonymous said...

Now Glenn's Linked In profile is no longer "available" - hmmmmm. I thought he was going to teach at Saddleback. Isn't he still on his contract for SOCCCD?

Roy Bauer said...

His Linked In profile is up (or back up), and it still refers to his Chancellorship at the California Southern U.
But still I can find no reference to this factoid at the CSU website.
What gives?

Roy Bauer said...

As of Jan 5, the only Linked In page for Roquemore refers only to his being President of IVC. He is no longer described as Chancellor of CSU (California Southern U).

Anonymous said...

Glenn's a sly bugger--17 years of training.

Anonymous said...

How does Glenn's new job jive with his contractual relationship to the district and Saddleback and his other actions regarding that of late?

Anonymous said...

His LinkedIn profile currently list CSU chancellor again as of 3pm.

Roy Bauer said...

And now it DOESN'T (as of 3:15)

Anonymous said...

Crazy stuff!

Anonymous said...

still does for me.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/glenn-roquemore-phd-83905214/

Anonymous said...

this one does not. He has two active profiles.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/glenn-roquemore-5367769/

Anonymous said...

Maybe Glenn has been hacked a one of those Russian trolls?

8-14: do you regret all the lying?

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Goals and Values and Twaddle

blather: long-winded talk with no real substance*
The whole concept of MSLOs [measurable student learning outcomes] as the latest fad in education is somewhat akin to the now discredited fad of the '90's, Total Quality Management, or TQM. Essentially, the ACCJC adopted MSLOs as the overarching basis for accrediting community colleges based on their faith in the theoretical treatises of a movement.... After repeated requests for research showing that such use of MSLOs is effective, none has been forthcoming from the ACCJC [accreditors]. Prior to large scale imposition of such a requirement at all institutions, research should be provided to establish that continuous monitoring of MSLOs has resulted in measurable improvements in student success at a given institution. No such research is forthcoming because there is none….
The Accountability Game…., Leon F. Marzillier (Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, October, 2002)
In the summer of ’13, I offered a critique of the awkward verbiage by which the district and colleges explain their values, goals, and objectives —aka SOCCCD'S G&V (goals and values) blather.
I wrote a post each for the district, Saddleback College, and Irvine Valley College efforts. (See the links below.)
This verbiage—stated in terms of “values,” “missions,” “goals,” “visions,” and whatnot—is often badly written. It is sometimes embarrassingly trite.
It occasionally communicates something worthwhile.
No doubt you are familiar with the usual objections to jargon. Higher education, too, has its jargon—an irony, given typical college-level instruction in writing, which urges jargon eschewery.
Sure enough, SOCCCD G&V blather is riddled with jargon and with terms misused and abused. For instance, in the case of the district’s dubious blather, the so-called “vision” is actually a purpose. Why didn't they just call it that?
As one slogs through this prattle, one finds that "visions" tend to be awfully similar to “missions,” with which they are distinguished. The latter in turn are awfully similar to “goals,” which must be distinguished from “objectives.” But aren't goals and objectives pretty much the same thing?
These perverse word games will surely perplex or annoy anyone armed with a command of the English language. In fact, readers will be perplexed to the degree that they are thus armed. Illiterates, of course, will be untroubled.
Here's a simple point: the district and colleges’ G&V blather tends to eschew good, plain English in favor of technical terms and trendy words and phrases (i.e., it tends to be bullshitty and vague). Thus, one encounters such trendy terminological turds as “dynamic,” “diversity,” “student success,” and “student-centered.” Even meretricious neologisms such as ISLOs and “persistence rates” pop up, unexplained, undefended.
Does anyone see a transparency problem with all of this? Shouldn't the public, or at least the well educated public, be able to comprehend statements of the colleges' goals and values?
In the case of the district, to its credit, all it really seems to want to say is that it wants to teach well and it wants students to succeed. Admirable!
So why all the ugly, common-sense defying, buzzword-encrusted claptrap?

Districtular poppycock: our “vision” and our “mission” and our tolerance of twaddle - July 31, 2013

THEY BUZZ: Saddleback College's "Mission, Vision, and Values" - August 4, 2013

IVC’s vision, mission, and goals: nonsense on stilts - August 5, 2013

THE IRVINE VALLEY CHRONICLES: no ideas, just clichés & buzzwords - Sep 30, 2013

*From my Apple laptop's dictionary