Los Rios district passes on four-year degrees

Fifteen California community colleges have obtained initial approval to begin four-year programs offering bachelor’s degrees in fields ranging from airframe manufacturing technology to mortuary science. The…

New Allied Health facilities on the horizon

Two City College Allied Health and physics buildings constructed in 1963 are overdue for renovation, according to campus officials, who are optimistic that the $14.95…

City College spring 2014 registration reminder

A friendly reminder to all upcoming students and current City College students about registration for spring and summer 2014. All students have a different registration…

New faces at City College

City College welcomed new and long-term temporary faculty at a Sept. 20 campus reception, as well as honoring the recently tenured.

“This is a great time for us, to acknowledge those individuals to have made it through the tenure process and now become full professors at our institution and also welcome those who are just starting that journey and welcome them to our family,” said Mary Turner, vice president of instructional services.

The mood was celebratory as 11 new faculty members were introduced and five instructors were recognized for receiving tenure. Plaques, flowers, hugs and congratulations were distributed among the small crowd of faculty and administrators in the Rodda Hall North conference room.

Professors recently granted tenure were Tony Davis (counseling), Lynn Fujikawa (nursing), Nadine Kirkpatrick (nutrition), Melodi Randolph (dental assisting), and Gayle Williams (accounting).

California Governor, Jerry Brown.

Controversial bill awaits governor’s signature

Students, faculty and administrators at community colleges across California await Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign or veto a bill by Oct. 13 that would allow six campuses to raise summer school tuition rates from $46 to over $200 per unit under a controversial pilot program.

Assembly Bill 955, sponsored by Santa Barbara Democrat Das Williams, would create a pilot program at six campuses for extension courses that charges out-of-state tuition rates to all students during the summer and winter intersession terms. The goal of the bill, according to Williams, is to give students the option of paying more than $200 per unit to forgo waitlists and delayed graduation.