Karnak, for a “soothsayer” you have very cloudy vision.
There are many USAFA faculty members and department heads who are fed up with the ineptitude and duplicity of Born and Fullerton. They are very well aware of how broken the Air Force’s self-enforcement mechanisms are, especially the IG system, with the result of common-place retaliation against whistle blowers. So of course they are fearful of coming forward to voice their opposition to these two officers.
The IG is not the final arbiter of Higher Learning Commission standards about faculty credentials. In light of this investigation, the HLC has cracked the whip against USAFA. Now USAFA has to annually verify that all faculty members have enough master’s degree courses or an outside certification of competence in their teaching areas. IT IS NOT THE ARBITRARY DISCRETION OF ADMINISTRATORS TO DETERMINE FACULTY CREDENTIALS. If that were the HLC standard, then accreditation would cease to have meaning.
The report shows that the IG looked the other way about the failure of USAFA to maintain a minimum standard of faculty credentials so that USAFA would retain its accreditation.
Both Born and Fullerton personally authorized the hiring of unqualified faculty members, some of whom were their buddies. They have no business being in their jobs or wearing Air Force uniforms.
Both hole up in their offices and say how hard they work. It doesn’t matter if you spend 5 or 15 hours a day in the office: if you can’t do the job stand aside so that others can do it much better.
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