Whispers of four year degrees resume

Talks of PCC offering bachelor’s degrees by way of state law SB 850—the law passed by the State Senate and signed by Governor Jerry Brown last May that would allow community colleges to offer four year degrees in certain fields—have resumed over the past week, and a proposal for such a degree at PCC was recently sent to the Chancellor’s Office, a school official said.

Hiring headaches

Little to no progress has been made by PCC in filling the 35 new full-time faculty positions—a number that was agreed upon back in November—as the software being used to collect and evaluate applications, Cornerstone, has been automatically rejecting applicants due to a number of severe glitches.