PCC students are heading to neighboring community colleges in order to complete credits they would have taken during the now eliminated winter intersession. The decision to get rid of winter intersession was made to help students in the summer and is now causing trouble for students looking to transfer.
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.
Much confusion and uncertainty surrounding the transferability of summer classes emerged at the Feb. 20 Associated Students Executive Board meeting.
The Faculty Association, through a survey sent out last week, is asking its members what actions it should take â€” up to and including a sickout or strike â€” in response to recent events on campus.
Two sessions will now be offered for the upcoming 2013 summer semester. Senior Vice President and Assistant Superintendent of Academic and Student Affairs Robert Bell confirmed that the summer term will be twelve weeks long and will be split into two six-week sessionsâ€”the first one starting on May 13, and the second on June 24.
A late spring session will be scheduled to accommodate international students who had made arrangements to travel or work during the eliminated winter session, officials said.
Winter classes were eliminated on Aug. 29 and in the new calendar the fate of summer 2013 session has not been decided.
Disbelief swept the Jack Scott room of the Communication Education Center as the decision to eliminate winter intersession was made on Aug. 29.
Winter session was eliminated on Aug. 29 when the Board of Trustees adopted a tentative three-semester calendar for the 2012-13 academic year.
The Faculty Association claimed at an emergency meeting on Tuesday that the winter intersession did not need to be eliminated since the college has enough money in reserve to pay for it.