An unsigned “statement of concern” from faculty members states that the Eastern Iowa Community College Board is violating its own core values and professional standards, with a presidential investigation reported. The Quad-City Times. Four members of the faculty spoke to the board of trustees at this week’s meeting and cited the statement.
On March 31, the board names the two finalists and then votes to extend the search a few days later.
Faculty Members Charge:
- There was no email notification of the meeting where the search was extended.
- The meeting was held via Zoom View only non-members were unable to participate.
- The extension was unfair to the two named finalists, one a woman and the other a black man. “Apparently the problem was not so much that there were two candidates; instead, the problem was that there were only these two candidates,” according to the statement.
The board issued the statement: “It is important for us to hear the concerns expressed in this statement about the Chancellor’s inquiry, and we are committed to working with all our stakeholders to ensure that the college is ready to meet our needs. Students and the community, now and in the future.”