Thursday, June 8, 2017

I missed this story earlier

But there are morale troubles at another Tennessee community college. It would appear the president tried to hack into the faculty survey. So far, there doesn't appear to be a vote of no confidence. You have to feel sorry for the new Chancellor. From The Tennessean.

New report slams Nashville State for 'climate of fear and oppressiveness'
Professors at Nashville State Community College work in a "climate of fear and oppressiveness" fostered by top administrators, according to a blistering internal report commissioned by the college's governing board. 
Faculty described a senior leadership team at the state's second-largest community college that relied on "hostility, intimidation, and retaliation" to maintain order, according to the report. Among the evidence, the report's authors cited multiple attempts by top administrators to tamper with the ongoing assessment. 
The report, conducted by consultants at Middle Tennessee State University, includes an analysis of more than 50 interviews with current and former administrators and professors. A subsequent survey of 88 full-time faculty members exposed "dramatically negative" perceptions of the college's top leaders, particularly Nashville State President George Van Allen.
"Trust is low and fear is high," the report said. "Most view the trend for this negative climate as continuing to spiral downward."

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