Dear SSC colleagues:
Undoubtedly some of you may have already seen the “Truth and Transparency” document recently distributed by Stark State College administration. Yet given that it was distributed to faculty mailboxes late Friday afternoon on a holiday weekend, most of you will likely see it upon return to campus on Tuesday 9/8. Stark AAUP is overjoyed that the college has chosen to acknowledge and address our repeated transparency and outreach communications attempted over the course of the last year, most recently including our FYI flyer. However, we are indeed disappointed that they have chosen to provide marketing responses to important substantive concerns, all of which are supported by empirical data that is publicly available and provided by the college itself.
While we believe that the misleading responses of SSC administration speak for themselves, and while we anxiously await any opportunity for increased transparency at the college, Stark AAUP is happy to provide further information related to statements made within the “Truth and Transparency” document. Please stay tuned for our upcoming response.