Unease among Kutztown U. faculty

January 17, 2008 5:53:24 AM PST
Faculty union leaders plan a meeting Jan. 31 to discuss a possible vote of no confidence in Kutztown University president Javier Cevallos.Teachers are complaining about quality-of-education issues including larger classes. And they say faculty working conditions include having to share offices in what once were lounges, conference rooms, closets and even, in at least one case, a shower stall.

Union executive committee member Kevin Mahoney says Cevallos has been unwilling to sit down and collaborate on solutions.

He says faculty from each department will be asked to report where they stand by mid-February, and a vote could be scheduled early in March.

University spokesman Matt Santos says Cevallos is open to working with everyone in the university community, and is committed to improving the school.

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Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com


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