This year, the Associated Students (AS) has made a focused effort to include the college’s satellite campuses, such as the Foothill and Rosemead sites, in all the activities occurring on the main campus. Efforts to keep the inclusion going are already in effect, with AS President Kiely Lam instructing the newly elected student body about the importance of keeping the sites involved. “One of the things we try to do with our more traditional events [Relaxation Week, homecoming, etc] … is try to focus our …
Last month, the Board of Trustees approved the creation of a new satellite campus, PCC Northwest, at a local high school. The campus comprises the entirety of the D-building on the campus of John Muir High School. Pasadena City College had already been providing, “lower-division general education credit classes, for the last three semesters,” according to Assistant Superintendent Vice President Dr. Robert H. Bell. The campus is planned to be comparable in scale and function to the existing satellite campus in Rosemead, although the programming …
After adding a record 35 new full-time faculty this year, PCC will be hiring 50 more full-time instructors for fall 2016. The new instructor positions are well-distributed throughout divisions, with at least four new faculty in the Business, Math, English, Health Science, Social Science, Natural Science, and Performing and Communication Arts divisions. Seven new counselors will also be hired, four general counselors and three specializing in financial aid, DSPS, and EOP&S.
A winter intersession will be reinstated in the 2016-2017 academic calendar following the July decision by the Public Employment Relations Board that the district violated the law when eliminating the winter intersession in the 2012-2013 academic year.
Associated Students (AS) President Jordyn Orozco is pushing for the school to make an effort to renew its lapsed contract with Pepsi to boost revenue for student services.
Last week a self-evaluation form was sent via email to students, staff and faculty to gather feedback on the college’s performance in anticipation of the college’s reaccreditation visit from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) next year.
Student Trustee Simon Fraser sent a scathing email to the Board of Trustees on Friday detailing his involvement in the commencement debacle and categorically denying that the formal invitation he sent to Academy Award winner and PCC alumnus Dustin Lance Black to be this year’s commencement speaker, was without college approval.