Despite discord among committee members, student groups and faculty over the proposed reinstatement of winter intersession—culminating in the Associated Students formally agreeing to support winter and voting to censure English professor Roger Marheine—the Calendar Committee will submit an academic calendar including a winter term to the College Council.
The Calendar Standing Committee voted to recommend a Fall 2014 calendar, fearing that recommending a full year calendar would overstep its boundaries as the District awaits a decision on its appeal of a legal ruling requiring it to bring back winter intersession.
Winter intersession will again become a major issue on campus as the PCC Calendar Committee has, with large majority, approved a 2013-14 calendar that includes a winter intersession that is now making its way up to the Board of Trustees for final approval.
Members of the Calendar Standing Committee asked the Board of Trustees on Wednesday to reinstate winter session during the next year.
The Calendar Standing Committee voted unanimously to propose a model calendar for the 2013-14 year that includes a winter session at its special meeting on Tuesday.
The Calendar Standing Committee met at its regular time on Thursday despite the meeting being cancelled.
The agenda for the meeting, which was not distributed because it was cancelled, included consideration of a 2013-14 calendar that included a winter intersession and one that did not, according to Academic Senate appointed Co-Chair Krista Walter.