Winter intersession will again become a major issue on campus as the PCC Calendar Committee has, with large majority, approved a 2013-14 calendar that includes a winter intersession that is now making its way up to the Board of Trustees for final approval.
In an extraordinary four-hour meeting, the Academic Senate debated whether or not to take up a no confidence vote in the leadership of PCC President Mark Rocha and his administration at their meeting on April 1.
More than 90 percent of faculty have no confidence in the administration of PCC President Mark Rocha, according to a vote presented by an Ad Hoc Faculty Committee to the Board of Trustees on Wednesday.
A vote of no confidence in the administration was discussed at the Academic Senate meeting on Feb. 25.
A proposed policy that will allow students to audit courses was presented by Tad Carpenter of the Performing and Communication Arts Division at the Feb. 11 Academic Senate meeting.
The Academic Senate is currently accepting and reviewing applications for a yet to be determined number of scholarships for students who are transferring to a four-year accredited university within the next academic year.
Academic Senate President Dustin Hanvey confirmed that the college will be on a 16-week semester for the 2013-14 academic year at the Senate meeting on Jan. 28.
It is not until recently, with the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct. last month, that the U.S. has decided to seriously look at the guns themselves as a cause of the problem and officials are starting to take steps to reduce gun violence. Now is the time to make a change.
The Academic Senate has formed an ad-hoc committee to explore whether the college should switch its grading scale from a full letter grading system to a plus/minus grading system.