CWI faculty vote "no confidence" in college president

Posted at 6:22 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 20:22:11-04

NAMPA — Faculty members at the College of Western Idaho in Nampa say they’re losing faith in the school’s administration.

A faculty spokesperson presented the “no confidence” vote to the board of trustees Tuesday against its president and interim provost.

They feel college administrators are moving the school more toward a “for profit institution”, with changes like instituting eight-week terms -– condensed courses –- for students.

A plan the faculty says they were not allowed to weigh in on.

They’re also worried about how students could be detrimentally impacted by this and other decisions the school has made.

And they also say the school has chosen not to renew the contracts for some faculty -- despite their experience and accomplishments.

The board of trustees chairman said he was unable to comment on the concerns due to what he called personnel privacy issues.