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Heald CollegeUnfair Hiring Practrices

I recently applied for a Criminal Justice instructor position at Healds San Jose location. I have worked in law enforcement for 30 years, and hold a Community College Life Time Teaching Credential. The interview was going fine, until 10 minutes into the interview, when an Administrator by the name of "Nelly" enters the room. She doesn't introduce herself, simply looks at my Resume, then states, "your not qualified, you don't have a BA degree". I explained to her that The Creditial meets all of their MQ's, plus they have other locations that employ instructors with said creditials. She then stated she was late for another appointment, then left. The two original interview members went from basically giving me a job, to the excuse that they don't have any jobs avaiable. I explained that I have taught (39 different subject matters) for 10 years at our academy, have a paralegal certicificate, was in politics for 8 years, and wrote and implemented our departments Use of Force policy statewide, not only was I qualified, but met the MQ's per the Chancellor's office of Community Colleges for the state of California.. They could have cared less. Ms. Nelly set the tone. Whats really too bad is that they are supposed to be an Equal opportunity Employer, but they don't even follow their own hiring practrices, nor know what they are. Unfortunately, their students suffer from not having instructors with actual field and real lifetime experience vs having some 22 year old instructor that is wet behind the ears, and knows nothing about real life, yet alone the subject matter they are teaching. To top it off, Heald only pays a little more than minimum wage.. No wonder they can't get experienced staff. Disappointed... Signed Wayne F


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    samauria tatum May 25, 2015

    When I attented heals they made all students think that this would be better then community college I would have stayed if I knew that then they were explaining its only 24 quarters and your done, meanwhile I believed that so I know they were wrong they don't need to have their jobs not the teachers but other heald faculty members. I spent money on lunch when I was hungry And turn out all of it was a lie, not very nice!

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    yll Aug 09, 2011

    Dude, Heald is not a community college. It is not under any compulsion to use those MQs.

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    Legal Joe May 18, 2011

    For most of you, minimum qualifications (MQ) will be a simple matter. For instance, if you wish to teach
    U.S. History and you possess a master’s degree in U.S. History, there is no doubt that you qualify to pass
    the first hurdle of employment—meeting the educational MQ for the position.
    As you surf through the job announcements in the Registry, you should find the educational requirements in
    that section of each college’s position description. Generally, there are two groups of educational MQs:
    those for academic positions and those for vocational positions. Since the bulk of positions are in the
    academic areas, we will discuss those first.
    The MQs cited in the position announcement generally follow the following pattern:
    1) Possession of a Master’s Degree (or PhD) in the discipline, with those acceptable discipline titles
    determined by the Statewide Academic Senate; or
    2) Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in the discipline and a Master’s in a related field, again
    determined by the Senate; or
    3) Possession of a valid California Community College Teaching Credential appropriate to the
    discipline; or
    4) Possession of qualifications different from, but equivalent to, those listed on the discipline list,
    according to criteria and procedures agreed upon by the governing board (of the institution) and
    the academic senate.
    Most of you fit the MQs in items 1 or 2. My description of this fit is a “slam dunk.” You should jump over
    the first hurdle with no problem. Technically and academically, you fill the basic qualifications of the
    position. (You may skip the next few paragraphs; but, take a look at the “hidden” MQ after those
    Roughly 5% of you can qualify under item 3. Sorry, the issuance of California Community College
    Credentials was terminated on July 1, 1990. Those that have not expired are still valid; but, no new
    credentials can be issued, meaning you must qualify under items 1, 2 or 4. (If you hold a valid credential
    and have lost it, a replacement can be acquired through the Chancellor’s Office, California Community

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    Legal Joe May 18, 2011

    Here it is:

    Jobs 1 - 8 of 12 ... Heald College - Rancho Cordova, CA ... percent Tuition Assistance for college or
    vocational training (up to $4500 per fiscal year, ... OR hold a California
    Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline.

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    Legal Joe May 18, 2011

    Note their other locations allow Life Time teaching Creditial, check it out. If you have one prior to 7-1-90, it is same as minimum MQ's.. They can't hire at one location, then set different standards for another one. Heald, is Heald..

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