Architecture instructor Coleman Griffith was placed on paid administrative leave on Jan. 20, pending an investigation involving sexual harassment allegations, according to school officials.
Whether it’s for alleged sexual misconduct, physical assault, corruption, or for mysterious reasons, placing faculty and staff on paid administrative leave has become the norm here at PCC. Paid administrative leave is basically putting employees on timeout while they still receive full pay and benefits on the taxpayer’s dime. And usually, these positions are filled with temporary personnel that are left in limbo or the positions are not filled at all. It is unfair to students to be taught by someone who is uncertain of …
A petition demanding the immediate reinstatement of English instructor Mark McQueen was presented at the Faculty Association meeting on Nov. 14 after McQueen was placed on administrative leave during an investigation into allegations that he attacked a student.
English instructor Mark McQueen was put on paid administrative leave last week and is under investigation for allegedly punching a student in his class on Halloween, according to college officials.
No one knows who will be advising the Courier this upcoming fall semester. Last month, the Courierâ€™s adviser, Warren Swil, was put on paid administrative leave after an official complaint citing â€œemployee misconductâ€ was made against him.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated since it was first posted Warren Swil, a journalism professor who advises the Courier was put on administrative leave on March 28, leaving the staff with the immense pressure of putting out a paper while grappling with the fact that the top story they had to investigate centered around their former adviser.