Despite college enrollment more than doubling nationally since 1971, PCC’s enrollment has decreased due to multiple factors, including low unemployment rates, rising housing costs and a tense political climate for undocumented students.
Last Monday evening, the Academic Senate board hosted their second student-focused panel called “Why I Completed Your Class,” where students discussed their experiences in class and what motivated them to complete their courses. Last semester, The Courier reported on the first student panel, which was mainly geared towards the idea of why students withdraw. Presented in a similar format, the discussion consisted of students talking about their class experiences and what made them refrain from withdrawing. The event was brought back due to popular demand, …
When students discuss the option of dropping courses to family members and or friends, the topic is always quite controversial because the reasoning behind it will always differ for everyone.
In response to decreasing enrollment, a panel of students at last Monday’s Academic Senate meeting explained why they chose to drop courses and expressed problems they believe professors should address to increase course completion.
Inside the Creveling Lounge, lie two different divisions that students frequent. One being the student lounge, in which enthusiastic gamers whip out their gaming devices and play a variety of games; and the Piazza, where hungry passers-by sit at the wide-ranging tables and munch on their food. Within the vicinity of the lounge, in which green, polka-dotted chairs are placed adjacently, lies the entrance of a student-driven community where student workers and Associated Students (AS) members can be found inside the Office of Student Life …
Over 27,000 students are currently attending PCC this semester, yet the amount of students enrolled in classes is lower compared to that of last fall, leaving the administration to look for an explanation.
Starting in Fall 2018, students will be able to map out their road to success by checking out the class schedule two years in advance. During the President’s Forum at the end of the spring semester, Superintendent-President Dr. Rajen Vurdien announced that students will be able to see the class schedule up to two years in advance during the fall 2018. Vice President of Instruction Terry Giugni is currently working with the deans to make sure that students will be able to see that far …
A recent survey shows that PCC’s Rosemead campus is attracting students from outside the district and officials expect the satellite to keep growing.
As Executive Board members of the Associated Students gathered Wednesday to give an update on the status of their activities and to discuss budgets, the topic of added enrollment priorities created a platform for differing opinions on the way priority enrollment should be decided.
The college is expecting more than $3 million in additional state funding this year due to increased enrollment, according to college officials.