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 …
Academic Senate President Eduardo Cairó has refused to sign a document that would secure a $2.9 million grant for student services unless the senate approves the report in a special session next week.
Academic Senate president Eduardo Cairo announced that the senate executive committee would work only the minimum number of required hours in response to interim president Robert Miller’s estimates of full-time faculty hiring needs that Cairo said merely attempt to meet state minimums.
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.
Interim President Robert Miller pledged to create a better campus climate and form of communication between his administration and the faculty Monday morning in an open letter to the college.
The Academic Senate debated holding a vote of no confidence for the Board of Trustees at Monday’s meeting. Many senators voiced their dissatisfaction with how the Board handled many issues this year. “I think some really bad decisions have been made, and I think that they should be held accountable,” said Academic Senate Treasurer Pat Rose. New Academic Senate Vice President Kris Pilon agreed. “I feel that the board members are the real gate keepers for policy and what happens at the college,” she said. …
An official from the Community College League of California clarified that the administration has the final say on issues that are discussed between the “participatory governance” groups at a technical visit on April 14.
The Academic Senate presented the results of their Town Hall Survey to a room full of faculty, staff and students with representatives of the administration noticeably absent April 17.
The Academic Senate completed the elections for its new Executive Committee members last week with only one of the four positions contested.
After months of talking about a faculty-led evaluation of President Mark Rocha, the Academic Senate finally has the results. Now they’re trying to decide what to do with those results.