The Board of Trustees has scheduled a special Meeting for Tuesday, July 1, to discuss the selection of new presidents at NVC and SAC.
Clint Kingsbery just ousted Trustee Gary Beitzel in the District 8 runoff.
In the District 4 runoff, Albert Herrera won over Lorraine Pulido.
The SAC AAUP welcomes these two new Board members to the Alamo Colleges and looks forward to reestablishing a more inclusive model of shared governance throughout the District.
From Inside Higher Ed:
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a community college employee who testified about an Alabama legislator’s no-show job had First Amendment protection when he did so. The ruling allows the employee — whose job was subsequently eliminated — to pursue a claim that he lost his position in retaliation for his testimony.
Justice Sotomayor’s decision, however, said that Garcetti should not apply in a case where the speech directly relates to matters of public concern and the duties of a citizen. “[P]ublic employees do not renounce their citizenship when they accept employment,” she wrote. “Truthful testimony under oath by a public employee outside the scope of his ordinary job duties is speech as a citizen for First Amendment purposes. That is so even when the testimony relates to his public employment or concerns information learned during that employment.”