While many students expected to return to campus this fall due to relaxed Covid-19 mandates and the PCC campus reopening in July, the Pasadena City College Curriculum Committee (PCCCC) had other plans. The PCCCC, followed by the approval from the Academic Senate, granted approval for forms submitted by faculty members to continue remote learning despite the wishes of administration and PCC’s elected student government, Associated Students. Superintendent-President Dr. Erika Endrijonas said that when they were creating the schedule for the Fall 2021 semester, they intended …
Student Services revises accounting practices after misuse of public funds
PCC’s Student Services division is reinforcing policy after an internal audit identified misuse of public funds under the guidance of Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistant Team (FCMAT) financial policies, a California organization involved in public education funding, according to the Associated Student’s (AS) board meeting on Oct. 23.
Academic Senate sets a reminder for new PCC calendar
The Academic Senate’s (AS) spring session ended while discussing a plan currently underway to study changes to the school calendar, for Winter 2021, leaving senators to ponder the possibilities after their final meeting on June 3.
Historic voter turnout leads to decertified election results, election redo
The Associated Students (AS) elections held two weeks ago that had been certified have been decertified due to fraudulent voting behavior uncovered by the campus IT department and the Institutional Planning and Research Office (IPRO), which is in charge of conducting the elections. Candidates were to re-campaign this week in preparation for the reopening of the polls from Thursday June 6 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday June 7 11:59 p.m.
Sorry, not sorry: Administration apology to Senate is buried by justification
Stephanie Fleming, Dean of Instructional Services, appeared Monday on behalf of Terry Giugni, Assistant Superintendent / Vice President of Instruction, with a partial apology for the exclusion of the Academic Senate (AS) from discussions to extend the pass/no pass (P/NP) grading option to June 28, after final letter grades are posted in specific English and math classes. Fleming, while serving as dean, also teaches online classes in speech communication. She was formerly on the AS executive committee. Upon quietly entering the Circadian during the AS …
AS election tampering forces re-election
Election tampering from the mid-May Associated Student (AS) elections have forced AS leadership to call for a re-election.
PCC students learn about culture at international fair
PCC’s Associated Student (AS) and language division hosted an international fair as part of international week celebrating the cultures of the world in the quad last Thursday. Students were able learn and appreciate the many different types of cultures represented at PCC.
New PCC plan aims to close the student equity gap
PCC’s Director of Student Equity, Dr. Michaela Mares-Tamayo, unveiled her new three-year plan to improve data for five key metrics in the college experience to the Associated Students (AS) on April 24.
Associated Students candidates prepare for May 15-16 election
Prospective Associated Students candidates are competing for positions on the ASPCC Executive Board for the upcoming election happening this week.
Metro rapid transit: A potential solution for PCC commuters
At last Wednesday’s Associated Students meeting, representatives from Metro shared a brief proposal of a future 18-mile bus transit system called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that would link North Hollywood to PCC.