On October 13, 2017, English and math faculty across Pasadena City College (PCC) became absorbed with fear, confusion, or hope after hearing the news that a statewide education bill had been passed. Whether they supported it or not, they understood that a big change of curriculum was imminent.
Part-time faculty members are just that — they’re at PCC part time, and because of that, students and teachers struggle every day to make up for the missing hours. Teaching part-time suits some professors, but it can be a stressful way to make a living for those seeking a career in education. Finding full-time work is difficult and obtaining tenure is akin to winning the lottery. Part-time teachers do a good job, and colleges save money by hiring them. Unfortunately, both the educators and their …
The California Community College system is considering a plan to offer baccalaureate degrees at community colleges.
Community colleges are designed to be two-year schools but a lot of the time students take classes for four or more years just to transfer.