Following PCC’s turbulent first week back on campus the Safe Learning Environment Committee, a subcommittee of the Academic Senate, has joined those in opposition against the college’s decision to resume in-person instruction. In an email sent out to Academic Senate President Gena Lopez and other Executive Board Members and Senators on Thurs, Jan 27, the committee outlined specific measures they hope the Senate will enact on their behalf, including demanding that PCC administration establish policy that allows faculty and students to self-determine their preferred mode …
Don’t get dropped: How new COVID rules affect students
In the wake of the infectious Delta variant, COVID-19 continues to affect many aspects of daily life including getting a college education in California. After a year of remote learning, PCC and various other colleges are ready to open their doors. However, with a vaccine mandate in place, reduced class sizes and many students suddenly returning to online learning environments this semester, any sense of normality on campus is still distant.
Winter session removed from 2021-2022 academic calendar
The Pasadena City College board of trustees voted to approve a significant change to the academic calendar, against the wishes of the PCC Faculty Association. During their Oct. 21 meeting, trustees unanimously agreed to eliminate the winter intersession and add a second summer session beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. The 2022 spring semester will begin Jan. 10 and end May 8. The first session of summer 2022 will begin May 12, followed by the second summer session June 27. This alteration of the academic …
PCC approves unprecedented $30 million reserve
A plan to formalize an 18% budget reserve, a 260% increase over the state’s recommended minimum, puts specific usage limitations on approximately $31.6 million of PCC’s general fund after the Board of Trustees (BOT) approved a new board policy (BP) at their Nov. 13 meeting.