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Free textbooks coming soon

SHARE: The Academic Senate is expected to adopt a resolution in their next meeting that would make PCC eligible for an Open Educational Resource (OER) grant that could replace pricey textbooks with free online resources for students in some course.…

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School scraps VA clinic plan

SHARE: At last night’s board meeting, numerous members of the Veterans Club confronted the board about the failure of the administration and board to foresee the cut of the proposed Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic on campus that they fought so…

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Editorial: Advisers inspire JACC wins

SHARE: This past weekend the Courier staff attended the Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Conference in Burbank where we not only attended panels and workshops but also competed in State Publication contests and On-the-Spot contests. We did extremely well…

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$1.4 million settlement reached for winter cancellation

SHARE: After eight months of negotiating the loss of wages for faculty that were affected by the removal of winter intercession in 2012, the Board of Trustees, Pasadena City College Faculty Association (PCCFA) and administration finally reached a settlement at…

Accrediting commission placed under scrutiny

SHARE: The accrediting commission that placed Pasadena City College on probation this past summer is now being investigated for not complying with accrediting standards and is expected to revaluate their system for accrediting colleges. In early November, the California Community…

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PCC offers classes at John Muir High School

SHARE: Starting this spring semester, PCC will offer dual enrollment courses at John Muir High School to allow students to complete college courses while still attending high school. This comes as a result of Gov. Jerry Brown signing Assembly Bill…

School placed on enhanced monitoring

SHARE: In early September, PCC received a letter from the Accrediting Commission of Community Junior Colleges (ACCJC) stating that the college had been placed on enhanced monitoring because of it’s poor record of documenting student learning success. Student learning outcomes…