TEMPE, AZ – When the Maricopa Community College System decided to undergo a “transformation,” many teachers felt they had been cut off from decision-making after that.
But now, the Faculty Association has released nearly 250 pages of some serious accusations.
The Association complained to the Higher Learning Commission, which is the accreditation body. In the complaint, they focused on four key issues with the board’s behavior – politics and partisanship, racial and religious discrimination, retaliation against employees and not being transparent in budgeting or open meeting laws. They say they uncovered this by making public records requests – so many requests that Maricopa Community Colleges has told them to stop, saying they have to narrow their scope.