Faculty vs. students: Student government blasts remote learning decision

While many students expected to return to campus this fall due to relaxed Covid-19 mandates and the PCC campus reopening in July, the Pasadena City College Curriculum Committee (PCCCC) had other plans. The PCCCC, followed by the approval from the Academic Senate, granted approval for forms submitted by faculty members to continue remote learning despite the wishes of administration and PCC’s elected student government, Associated Students. Superintendent-President Dr. Erika Endrijonas said that when they were creating the schedule for the Fall 2021 semester, they intended …

Student Services revises accounting practices after misuse of public funds

PCC’s Student Services division is reinforcing policy after an internal audit identified misuse of public funds under the guidance of Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistant Team (FCMAT) financial policies, a California organization involved in public education funding, according to the Associated Student’s (AS) board meeting on Oct. 23.

Historic voter turnout leads to decertified election results, election redo

The Associated Students (AS) elections held two weeks ago that had been certified have been decertified due to fraudulent voting behavior uncovered by the campus IT department and the Institutional Planning and Research Office (IPRO), which is in charge of conducting the elections. Candidates were to re-campaign this week in preparation for the reopening of the polls from Thursday June 6 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday June 7 11:59 p.m.

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

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 AS …