PCC to hire 50 new faculty

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.

Campus set to begin hiring process

With faculty and senate officials agreeing to hire 35 new full-time faculty for the college by September, the long process to attaining that number has begun. A Faculty Hiring Priorities Committee is formed by the Academic Senate to assess all requests for new positions, and the process is supposed to be put into motion during the beginning of the fall semester, according to the Pasadena Area Community College District Policy. “We try to make the decision by late fall because January is a big hiring …

Academic Senate votes against Accreditation report

The Academic Senate voted 17 to 14 last month not to certify the final draft of the Accreditation Self-Evaluation Report after Academic Senate President Eduardo Cairó refused to sign the document because he said it was improperly created. In a recent email sent to faculty, Cairó outlined many reasons for not signing the document. “The process that was established by the PCC administration to produce an accurate document was a failure,” Cairó said. “The Senate did not have adequate time to review, revise, or submit …

Editorial: Cairo must sign agreement

PCC students stand to lose nearly $3 million in grant money if Academic Senate President Eduardo Cairo doesn’t sign a document authorizing it. The money would go toward the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) plan, which is a plan that would allow for many improvements in Student Services, the most important being the hiring of more counselors. As of right now the student to counselor ratio is 885 to one. The money would go to improving PCC’s atrocious counseling situation by hiring at least …