Chancellor Bruce “Participatory Leadership” Leslie was a no-show at Thursday’s Special Board Meeting where all five Faculty Senates were invited to discuss the following critical issues with the Student Success committee:
1) Assessment2) Majors/Transfers/Completion3) Shared Governance4) Administrative Accountability5) Faculty Morale6) The Faculty Member’s Role
Also conspicuously absent were Trustees Katz, Sprague, Rindfuss, McClendon, and Zarate. (Read and listen to their brash words about this event from the Tuesday Board Meeting, including Zarate’s indignant threat to not attend.) Chair Anna Bustamante had a scheduling conflict so she was not able to attend, although she did work hard to make the necessary arrangements for this Special Board Meeting.
Here’s the Express-News take on the meeting: Dialogue with faculty reveals split on Alamo Colleges Board
And here’s the linkup to the video.
Don’t see much there that would send them running to the hills! I think SAC math professor Gerald Busald stated it best in the Express-News article:
“The board members who are not here are speaking in volumes about what they think about faculty input. They’re speaking with their feet and with their absence.”