The Pasadena Area Community College District recently adopted the 2012-2013 annual goals for Pasadena City College. With an eye toward "student learning and success," all of the stated goals and activities reflect the college's mission statement, the Educational Master Plan (EMP), the Student Success Act, and the recommendations of the Student Success Task Force as approved by the Board of Governors.
As part of the stated goals, a college-wide, student-centered class schedule will be implemented by fall 2013. This willreduce class-scheduling conflicts and maximize efficient use of classrooms. Priority will be given to scheduling courses for transfer degrees, graduation/transfer, workforce certificate completion, and the closing of the basic skills achievement gap.
To improve efficiencies in the class schedule so the college can offer more seats and serve more students without increasing costs, class sizes will be increased to the statewide standard of 35 and online class sections will be increased by five percent.
In regards to Career and Technical Education (CTE), all CTE programs will undergo a comprehensive program review toinsure they are responsive to job market needs and federal "gainful employment" provisions. Preparation programs will be developed for CTE programs so that in-district students, especially underrepresented students, have an assured opportunity to qualify for admission. The alignment projectwith in-district high schools will continue to articulate vocational programs and improve student access and transition to PCC workforce programs.
For a complete list of the annual goals, please visit www.pasadena.edu/board. For more information on the annual goals, please contact the Board of Trustees at (626) 585-7202.