Sunday, May 27, 2018

Reserves depleted

For decades, the Pierce College budget has fluctuated, but remained in the black. That may soon change as a possible $5 million deficit may...

Evaluating how online classes are run

Online courses are beneficial to students who can’t physically attend a college class, but some instructors are worried that the lack of interpersonal communication...

State law pushes free textbook initiative

A state law will go into effect in January 2018 that will give students the opportunity to choose classes based on open educational resources...

Get active or get dropped; classes may get audited

Professors need to make sure students are active in their classes or drop them as soon as possible to avoid the school being audited,...

Enrollment not meeting projection

  In August  growth for enrollment was projected to be seven percent. Instead growth flattened and dipped to three percent for the current spring semester,...

Pierce admissions to UCLA outpace the state

Transfer admission rates for Pierce College applicants to UCLA exceed statewide averages by 10 percent, rendering an applause from the Academic Senate in the...

Academic Senate disputes bylaw amendments

Dissension during the Academic Senate brought to light points of contention with the discussion of approving the proposed bylaws by the Academic Senate Executive...

Pierce art students can soon study abroad in Italy

Pierce College students will have the opportunity to learn Italian outside of the classroom starting next year. The one-month program, introduced by art instructor Constance...

Moodle is out, Canvas is in

The Academic Senate has officially voted to adopt the online course enhancer Canvas to replace Pierce College’s current platform Moodle. The motion passed with...

Pierce to hire 50 new full-time instructors in spring

Thirty full-time faculty members were hired at Pierce College for the fall 2015 school semester, with 50 more to be added in spring, their...