Wednesday, September 26, 2018

New academic senate president to begin in February

Professor of industrial technology, Tom Rosdahl was elected by Pierce College faculty Monday as the new president of the Academic Senate. He defeated current president Izzy Goodman by one vote. The results of the election came in Monday at 9:15 a.m. and were announced at the same day's Academic Senate meeting.

Requirement increase in 2009

The State Academic Senate has recently passed a resolution enacting a requirement change which affects freshman entering the California Community College system effective Fall 2009 and beyond. The new classes that students will be required to take are English 101 and Math 125.

Six for ’06

Democrats have launched their 'Six for '06' campaign to change America and to benefit college students. The campaign is about the issues they wanted to address such as national security, healthcare and raise the minimum wage. One of the major themes is college access for all.

Faculty focuses on raising basic skills

One of the main issues discussed in the Pierce College Academic Senate meeting Nov.20 was the fact that the school needs to work harder to improve the basic skills of all students attending this college. Improving basic skills would help students achieve the academic and life goals they have in mind when they attend college.

New mandate sparks faculty debate

The Pierce College Academic Senate approved a motion Nov. 20 to identify underage students on class rosters so that instructors may fulfill their mandatory state requirement to report cases of child abuse. Izzy Goodman, president of the senate, reiterated the faculty's responsibility and discussed the difficulty in reporting abuse cases for students under age 18.

Academic cheating in the 21st century

With the development of high-tech devices, students have more methods and resources than ever to cheat on assignments, in class and on exams. To face and respond to this growing academic cheating issue, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Academic Senate created an Academic Integrity Taskforce (AIT) 18 months ago.

Library to get face lift:

During the winter break, contractors will bring the Pierce College Library into the 21st century when they install new carpet and furniture, including approximately 400 matching chairs that were last replaced when Jimmy Carter was president. Currently, when students enter the library, they are relegated to a golden carpet and mismatched wooden and plastic chairs that haven't been replaced since 1978.

Hepatitis C

You could be at risk of contracting Hepatitis C, a viral infection that causes serious damage to the lungs, if you have recently pierced any part of your body, shared body jewelry, been sexually active, shared needles while "shooting" drugs or simply gone to your workplace, depending on where you work.

Sherrif’s Blotter 11-15-06

Locker room hit: Oct. 24, 8:30 p.m: A student struck another student in a locker room. Not a dig site: Oct.19, 1 p.m: Damage was caused to the floor of the anthropology booth. That's not your cappuccino: Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m: A student repeatedly threatened two other students at the Freudian Sip, and parking lot#4.

‘Rocky’ to retire as LACCD chancellor in ’07

Former Pierce College president Darroch "Rocky" Young will be retiring from his position as chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District sometime in August after officially taking the position July 1, 2005.