With the implementation of AB 705 underway across California community colleges, the English division on campus is scrambling to find an appropriate model that will cater to the law as well as student success.
On October 13, 2017, English and math faculty across Pasadena City College (PCC) became absorbed with fear, confusion, or hope after hearing the news that a statewide education bill had been passed. Whether they supported it or not, they understood that a big change of curriculum was imminent.
With the hustle and bustle the first week of school, students fill the busy halls with many faces who are new to the campus looking seemly lost, while there are the returning students who rush to class because they fear being dropped. With students being the school’s top priority, often times the professor’s struggles are overseen when they share just as much anxiety and fears on their first week of school.
A busy afternoon set up the scene in the quad where sat a quiet student named Zully Flores, a student who was not fazed by all the loud conversations and heat, as he was sitting and staring off into the distance spending free time taking in his surroundings.
With two brand new math classes, the PCC math department experiments with a new way to teach.
The Pi Day event was made up of students displaying their research about the math behind their personal interests.