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Open Educational Resources are helpful

College is expensive and educational materials required by classes add to that amount.  Open Educational Resources (OER) should be widely implemented and advertised by institutions...

‘Come and see me in my online office’

With Open Educational Resources (OER) becoming the new norm, community college students are getting accustomed to turning in work and learning online. Many students...

Grading in the modern age

Five years ago, emailing assignments to a professor during class was not entirely out of the ordinary. Printing was a necessary action for an...

Hard copy for an easier semester

As incoming students anticipate in the new semester, they have to wonder what the course entails. Luckily, professors provide a syllabus in...

High textbook costs, OER solution

Textbook costs continue to rise, affecting student budgets nationwide. The average price of a new textbook increased from $58 in 2011-12 to $80 in 2015-16,...

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...

UC transfer application extended

Students next year may receive some financial relief from a new online content program, that would eliminate the need to buy expensive textbooks, was...

Faculty advocating for cheaper textbooks

The high cost of college textbooks continue to be a financial burden for many students wanting to pursue their education. Pierce College staff members...

Books that Won’t Break the Bank

Picture a world in which the price of hardcover college textbooks was in the tens instead of the hundreds. Now imagine if the textbooks...

Latest news

Pierce Reinstates Scholarship Awards

The Events and Recognition committee have announced the revival of a student scholarship program at the Academic Senate meeting on Feb.22. The scholarship program, which...

BRIEF: Pierce College President and LA city councilman attend vaccination site opening

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield paid a visit to Pierce College to commemorate the opening of the new COVID-19 vaccination and testing site...

Pierce College becomes largest testing and vaccine site in the San Fernando Valley

More than a dozen cars lined Victory Boulevard Tuesday morning as residents waited for the opening of a new vaccination site at Pierce College.  Pierce,...

LACCD and LASD renew their contract for six months

Los Angeles Community College Department’s (LACCD) Board of Trustees in a special meeting Saturday,  Dec. 12,  renewed its contract with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s...

Profs prepare

Pierce College professors are preparing their online coursework for the upcoming semesters as courses are expected to remain online until at least through spring. As...
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