AAUP to Investigate Firing of PTer at Colorado Comm College
by Quincy Snowdon
The American Association of University Professors is going to bat for a former Community College of Aurora employee who alleges he was unfairly fired, the association announced Oct. 24. Past AAUP investigations on behalf of part-time faculty who’ve alleged unfair dismissal include ones at CUNY and North Idaho College.
In a news release, the association said it will send an investigating committee to CCA Dec. 2 to conduct interviews with staff in an effort to learn more about the firing of former adjunct philosophy professor Nathanial Bork.
A professor at CCA for about six years, Bork was allegedly let go from his part-time position for failing to implement a “curriculum redesign” in an introductory philosophy class, according to the association. They claim Bork was released Sept. 13, “soon after” he sent a letter to the Higher Learning Commission — CCA’s accreditor — that took issue with the proposed curricular changes.
Those changes allegedly included a 20 percent reduction in course content, a required 80 percent student success rate, a reduction in writing assignments, the required use of a paper-grading
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