Disrespect and contempt for PCC professors:
Spring 2015 – Blah, blah blah – Why no faculty signature on accreditation report?
You didn’t sign the Accreditation Report because of some kind of vendetta. Trustee Berlinda Brown. Watch video.
Spring 2015: Professor contract agreed on (after 7 years). First raise in 7 years – when managers have gotten raises in 2013.
“I hope the Faculty Association [professors’ union] appreciates what we have done.” - Trustee Anthony Fellow (Read Courier article) $3 million in reserves is approx. 3 % of the entire budget, of $112 million. Watch video.
Spring 2015: Professor Griffith falsely accused of sexual harassment by administrator Vice President Bob Bell,
Front page Courier article comes out slandering architecture professor’s reputation, when College policy is for such investigation to remain confidential. The next week, an apology from VP Bell appears on page 4.
Are they listening? (It doesn’t look like it.)
Ever wonder what letters, speeches, discussions or meetings made by students, professors and /or staff the Board has been privy to? When they claim they value communication, faculty and students listened! (But did they?) Share your letter or experience here for all to read and see past letters/speeches to Board of Trustees:
PCC Board of Trustees Violates Brown Act
Fall 2014: Trustees Sued for Violating Brown Act of not reporting a closed-session decision (about Rocha’s retirement / severance package). If they are guilty, his $400,000+ must be returned to the college.
August 29, 2012: the Board of Trustees accepted non-agenda public comment on an agenda item. They were to discuss the contentious winter intersession’s cancellation. Faculty and students were outraged and one student was arrested. (Watch how it went down and on this video of Item G Winter 2013 Cancellation.) Read more…
March 13, 2013: the Board of Trustees denied public access to a public meeting. Community members and students tried to enter the Creveling Lounge for the Board meeting, but the outside doors on the first floor were locked. This was to be a contentious meeting because two of the President’s Votes of No Confidence were to be presented. Read more…
April 15, 2013: Board Trustee President Martin interrupted a public speaker during public comment, warning her not to speak to any ‘personal’ items involving President Rocha. (Watch the public comment section here.)
July 17, 2013: the Board of Trustees denied public access to a public meeting and did not offer larger facilities. Professors and students, among others, could not enter the Board meeting in the Creveling. This was to be a contentious meeting as for the second year in a row, the academic calendar without Winter was on the agenda. The Board set up fewer seats in the room than normal. (A note about maximum occupancy in the Creveling.) Read more..
All meetings, Regular or otherwise, shall be held within the District in facilities large enough to accommodate anticipated attendance by the public. If facilities prove to be inadequate, other facilities will be sought. Certain exceptions as to meeting within the District are specifically provided by the Brown Act, such as to comply with a law or court order, inspect property, participate in multi-agency meetings, attend a conference on collective bargaining, and to interview applicants.
- Board Policy#1200 / Ed Code 70902
November 7, 2013: the Board of Trustees denied public access to a public meeting. 24 hours before the scheduled meeting, the Board changed location for its meeting from the Creveling, which was empty, to the smaller Circadian, where they limit public seating to 72. At no time was every seat occupied in the room, according to a witness who was there from 6:45 until the meeting adjourned before 9pm. At about 7:15pm, a professor was not allowed in and was turned away.
*All names of professors and witnesses have been removed but can be made available for legal verification purposes
PCC Board of Trustees – Vote of No Confidence?
The morning after: PCC Board and lawyer can’t get their story straight about Rocha’s departure – and now they’re being sued.
- Pasadena Weekly: Way too much, Aug 21, 2014
- Pasadena Weekly: The Beginning of the Beginning, Aug. 14, 2014
- LA Times: PCC’s retiring chief gets $400,000 documents show. Aug. 14, 2014
- Courier: Rocha receives more than $400,000 in severance pay, Aug. 18, 2014
- Fall 2014: Trustees Sued for Violating Brown Act of not reporting a closed-session decision (about Rocha’s retirement / severance package). If they are guilty, his $400,000+ must be returned to the college.
Commencement Debacle 2014: PCC Board of Trustees and Administration Ruining PCC’s Reputation
Read all the articles, petitions and letters about the Dustin Lance Black Fiasco here. “We’ll be on the radio and on the television. We just don’t want to give PCC a bad name.” - PCC Board President Anthony Fellow about surreptitiously uninviting Oscar-award winning screen writer and PCC alumn Dustin Lance Black from speaking at Spring 2014 commencement. Watch video of Trustee Anthony Fellow blaming students for the fiasco a year later.
And let’s not forget the “Beginning of the Beginning of the End” memo, the faculty’s evaluation results of the PCC President and the votes of no confidence from the students and faculty. Enter here.