Alamo Colleges opened the position of vice chancellor of academic success on Nov. 18, before Dr. Robert Aguero retired in December. The position closed Jan. 27. Thirty-seven people applied. In “Chancellor considers transferring faculty,” English Chair Mike Burton said there seems to be differences in the standards officials use in the hiring “chill.”
Chancellor Bruce Leslie said there has been a collective effort by district officials for the past year and a half to determine what the full-time, part-time ratio should be for administration and support staff.
Linda Boyer-Owens, associate vice chancellor of human resources, did not reply to a request for the number of employees the district has hired since the hiring freeze in August 2003. It officially became a hiring “chill” in summer 2010.
District will never gain trust from any of the colleges if they keep making exceptions for themselves.
Colleges will always get the short end of the stick unless district realizes its management problem and gets its priorities straight.
For students to succeed, district needs to hire faculty to educate in the classroom and librarians to operate libraries that offer a conducive study environment and proper materials.
Unfortunately, district does what is best for district — not the faculty or students at the colleges.