Instructor writes PCC history book

Inspiring, whimsical and entertaining, history instructor Mark Morrall Dodge specializes in many areas of history overlooked by mainstream students. An avid follower of Deweyism and its focus on experience learning rather than just texts and lectures, Dodge offers a course in history that demands one’s opinion to be heard, not only to hear a rebuke from a disagreeing student, but to engorge oneself in creating an opinion on the subject.

PCC accreditation warning lifted after fixes made

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has taken PCC off warning. The college was put on warning after a team from the ACCJC visited the campus in March 2009.The ACCJC, which is part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, is in charge of granting accreditation to all two year institutions in California, Hawaii, as well as U.

Spring enrollment slightly down from last year

Spring enrollment at PCC is down slightly from last year, despite outward appearances of an overcrowded campus, overflowing class waiting lists, and hard-to-find parking spaces. Crystal Kollross, Interim Dean of Institutional Planning and Research, said at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, enrollment is currently down by only 78 from this time last year.