PCC President Dr. Rajen Vurdien presented updates to PCC’s accreditation report status at the Board of Trustees meeting last Wednesday. The revised report has been approved by a series of several governance groups in the college, including ASPCC, the classified senate, and the faculty senate.
Faculty, staff, administrators, and students gave up several hours last Friday to attend the first Annual Budget Retreat, where representatives from all levels of shared governance came together to review and prioritize budget requests based on the mission of the college as the school prepares for a bleak financial outlook from the state.
Pasadena City College officials announced last week that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) decided to maintain PCC’s accreditation while putting the school on probation for not being able to work together for the betterment of the students and the institution. According to the ACCJC letter to PCC, an institution is placed on probation when the institution drastically strays away from the commission’s eligibility requirements, accreditation standards, or commission policies, but not to an extent that justifies the termination of accreditation. When …
A state accreditation team recently provided their exit report regarding their four-day site visit including overall comments, five commendations, and seven possible recommendations.
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 …
PCC officials recently released the final version of the Accreditation Self-Evaluation report, which at times paints an unflattering view of the school’s recent history.
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.
The Academic Senate unanimously voted this week to create a new Ad Hoc Town Hall Committee that will hold town halls as a way to facilitate communication on campus.
The Academic Senate voiced its concerns about PCC’s consideration of hiring a third-party consultant as recommended by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).
Members of the Associated Students expressed concerns and optimism this week about PCC’s upcoming accreditation process scheduled for 2015.