Sorry, not sorry: Administration apology to Senate is buried by justification

Share: Stephanie Fleming, Dean of Instructional Services, appeared Monday on behalf of Terry Giugni, Assistant Superintendent / Vice President of Instruction, with a partial apology for the exclusion of the Academic Senate (AS) from discussions to extend the pass/no pass (P/NP) grading option to June 28, after final letter grades are posted in specific English and math classes. Fleming, while serving as dean, also teaches online classes in speech communication. She was formerly on the AS executive committee. Upon quietly entering the Circadian during the …

Editorial: The administration’s lack of communication is hindering student success … again

Share: Time and time again, PCC boasts about our “impressive transfer practices” and high outcomes in student success, and while our consistency to remain an important, recognized community college is impressive, we must also recognize that there is a consistent lack of communication from the administration, specifically when it comes to profound changes on campus such as the implementation of AB 705. Follow:

$300,000 donation reinvents PCC career center

Share: Following its well-coordinated fundraising pitch and low-key two month gestation, the Robert G. Freeman Center for Career and Completion, a newly remodeled and renamed space in the existing IT building near Hill Avenue, opened May 16 as a hub to cultivate students’ academic progress and career growth. The Freeman Center (FC), its informal name, features a large, bright open space with several glass walls. There are small private offices with windows and doors, semi-private seating, rolling whiteboards, and a retractable screen for presentations. The …

Ethics committee failing ‘because people don’t come to meetings’

Share: “You’re asking the wrong person,” said Carol Curtis, in deadpan tone. The conversation then pointed to who should be asked. “The committee members that don’t respond. I mean, I don’t know why they don’t come,” Curtis said. Curtis is chairwoman of PCC’s Committee for Academic Freedom and Professional Ethics (CAFPE). Her committee oversees the campus-wide ethics policy. “But it’s a policy not just for faculty, it’s also for students and for management,” Curtis noted. Follow:

Police Blotter

Share: Monday, May 27, 2019 An officer reported that he escorted off campus two transients out of the IT-building elevator. Dispatch observed four males under suspicious circumstances via camera in lot five, at level three, who were role playing with what appeared to be a toy handgun. The officer made contact with the students and confirmed that the handgun was not real; the students advised that they were filming for a school project, so the officer counseled and advised the students to discontinue their project. …

So long PCC and congrats to all the grads

Share: The long awaited journey has finally come to an end. It’s the moment that most students have been waiting for. Graduation. Decorated with big number balloons that read 2019, and a banner outside the bookstore that said “Congratulations,” tables inside that had class rings on it and various of graduation gifts, students lined up inside the Pasadena City College bookstore to pick up their cap and gowns. Follow: