A winter intersession will be reinstated in the 2016-2017 academic calendar following the July decision by the Public Employment Relations Board that the district violated the law when eliminating the winter intersession in the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Calendar Committee voted 17-2 to recommend a calendar that includes a winter intersession after the administration had already given the go ahead for an operational calendar that does not include a winter intersession to be put into the scheduling system.
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.
The PCC Faculty Association rejected the latest contract proposal from the district Friday when the two sides sat down their second negotiation meeting this month.
Faculty members also remain opposed to the realignment of the college into six divisions, arguing that it gets rid of the current deans and places more management work on the new department chairs.
The Shared Governance Calendar Committee has yet to start on the Fall 2014 academic calendar as the future of the winter intersession remains unclear.
“Based on the foregoing findings of fact and conclusions of law, and the entire record in this case, it is found that the Pasadena Area Community College District violated the Education Employment Relations Act…by unilaterally implementing a trimester calendar.” This was the finding last week by administrative law judge Alicia Clement from the State of California Public Employment Relations Board. In other words the judge found that cancelling winter intersession was illegal. Almost everyone on campus warned the administration and the District not to cancel …
The Faculty Association (FA) accused the Pasadena Area Community College District of forcing an unfair labor practice on faculty members for changing the start and end dates in the academic calendar at its Sept. 12 meeting.