It's a textbook case of how not to act as a professor. Dr. Homer Guevara was almost fired from his job at Northwest Vista College last October after he was disciplined for a series of ethical lapses.
“These are serious infractions of policy and procedure” wrote President Jackie Claunch in a letter to Guevara dated October 20, 2011. The document was recently obtained in response to an open records request by my fellow Trouble Shooter reporter Jaie Avila.
The internal records show Guevara got the biggest slap on the wrist for requiring students in his classes to purchase textbooks he wrote and received compensation for from a publishing company. Alamo Colleges requires such publishing deals by professors to go through the college and all funds to be handed over to its educational foundation. After an anonymous complaint from a student, it was discovered that Guevara had struck a deal with the publisher on his own and kept the proceeds.