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No 'I' in AGEC 

No ‘I’ in AGEC 

By VANESA BARNETT Pima Community College plans to make changes to its AGEC requirements. The General Education Committee decided to update the Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry Requirements for “I” courses at PCC. AGEC stands for Arizona General Education Curriculum. It is a list of classes used to achieve university general education requirements. “PCC was […]

Enrollment update

Enrollment update

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The percentage of enrollment and retention is on a downward trend at Pima Community College. Retention is defined as students completing their college courses and graduating with the college. This process does not have to be on time, though. According to Complete College America, only 5 percent of students in America complete […]

Gonzales issues letter, challenges PCC counsel

Gonzales issues letter, challenges PCC counsel

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors voted during the April 12 meeting to limit debate for the sake of time and efficiency, spurring another round of contentious motions and requests. The action followed an epic five-and-a-half-hour long board meeting on March 8. During the meeting, District 5 Representative Luis Gonzales clashed […]

Monthly board meeting goes long, gets personal

Monthly board meeting goes long, gets personal

By EDDIE CELAYA The March 8 Pima Community College Governing Board meeting will be remembered for two reasons: its nearly intolerable length and its bombshell accusations. A scheduled vote on the college’s most important issue, tuition rates, was postponed. The nearly five and a half hour long meeting tested the patience of the board members, […]

Potential tuition hike on governing board agenda

Potential tuition hike on governing board agenda

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors will consider raising in-state tuition and cutting employee benefits at its next meeting. The March 8 meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Community Board Room (Building C) at the District Office complex, 4095 E. Broadway Blvd. TUITION DISCUSSION The governing board might decide […]

College in stretch run with accreditor

College in stretch run with accreditor

By EDDIE CELAYA After nearly five years of sanctions, Pima Community College is waiting on its accrediting body to decide its fate. That ruling is expected when the Higher Learning Commission’s board of trustees meets Feb. 23-24. The saga began in the summer of 2012 with numerous complaints, including allegations of sexual misconduct against then-Chancellor […]

Former chancellor wants apology

Former chancellor wants apology

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College is under fire from its former chancellor following the college’s response to sexual harassment allegations against him. Pima received a letter from an attorney for the former chancellor, Roy Flores, on Aug. 20 that took issue with a video posted on Pima’s website by the current chancellor, Lee Lambert. […]

Chancellor asks students for input

Chancellor asks students for input

By ANDREW PAXTON Since becoming chancellor of Pima Community College more than seven months ago, Lee Lambert has met with different constituencies. To ensure that he understands student concerns, Lambert will hold open-office hours at PCC campuses and facilities. The first visit took place Feb. 5 at West Campus. “I want us to be as […]

Feb. 4 talk will examine college classroom success

Feb. 4 talk will examine college classroom success

By EBONY STOGLIN When comparing a classroom from the 1980s to a classroom in 2014, the differences are drastic. The way students learn and the tools they use to process information have evolved. Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert and anthropology instructor Gene Trester will discuss those changes during a presentation titled “Creating Climates for […]

Chancellor outlines priorities

Chancellor outlines priorities

By SEBASTIAN BARAJAS Pima Community College governing board members discussed the future of PCC under Chancellor Lee Lambert during the semester’s first board meeting. The meeting took place Sept. 18 regarding plans for the rest of the year and to recognize PCC’s success in adult education programs. Lambert addressed many topics during the meeting, including […]