An evaluation circulated among full-time faculty earlier this semester has found that a vast majority of faculty believe PCC President Mark Rocha’s job performance is severely lacking in many areas.
The survey found that 82 percent of faculty polled gave President Rocha the lowest rating possible when it came to promoting participation by all groups in planning and shared governance structures.
Eighty-one percent gave Rocha the lowest rating possible when it comes to fostering an environment conductive to productive collective bargaining negotiations, while 79 percent gave Rocha the lowest rating when it comes to fostering an environment conducive to harmonious employee relations.
The Academic Senate sent out the evaluation in January to assess President Rocha’s performance. The survey was in response to Senate members who felt that they were left out of the evaluation process when the Board approved an extension of President Rocha’s contract through June 30, 2017 after conducting their own close session evaluation process last October.
Rocha did not respond to requests for comment on this story.
The 32-question senate evaluation was distributed to full-time faculty in January and responses were received by 45 percent of those surveyed.
Some of the recommendations made in the comments from faculty members include the removal of the president, the restoration of shared governance and the reinstatement of the winter semester.
“Whatever problems that the evaluation shed light on, I hope the board of trustees will help us address them quickly so that we can address them,” said Eduardo Cairo, the president of the Academic Senate.
Cairo said he had not yet reviewed the results of the survey.
“I haven’t had time to look at the results yet,” Cairo said. “I have delivered them to the President’s office and I hope the board has seen them also.”
The evaluation praised President Rocha for his implementation of technology over his tenure as well as his support for undocumented students.
Members of the Board have stated that the evaluation isn’t board policy and they will not acknowledge it.
“It’s not the official evaluation,” said Assistant Superintendent Robert Miller. “Only the Board can evaluate the president, so I haven’t seen it and I wouldn’t actually look at it.”