Vote of No Confidence – Associated Students

Associated Students Censure and Vote of No Confidence Against PCC Administration

  • August 29, 2012 – At a Board of Trustees meeting, Vice-President Bob Bell assured the trustees and the public that Summer 2013 classes would count for Fall 2013 transfer for both University of California (UC) and California State (CSU) universities.[18] The Winter Intersession was canceled at that same meeting.
  • September 2012 – October 2012 – The PCC administration took out numerous ads in the student newspaper, the PCC Courier, assuring students that
    • 1) canceling winter and implementing a three-term calendar was done for student success and
    • 2) that summer session classes would transfer for Fall 2013.[19]
  • October 3, 2012 – At the Board of Trustees meeting, an independent student petition with over 2,700 signatures was presented, asking the Trustees to reinstate Winter intersession.
    • One of the concerns outlined in the petition was the possibility that summer session classes would not transfer.[20]
  • December 12, 2012 – At a Board of Trustees meeting, Associated Students (AS) President Simon Fraser notified the PCC administration and Trustees that Summer 2013 classes would not be completed in time to be admissible for transfer credit by UCs or CSUs. President Fraser beseeched the administration to take immediate action to ensure the transfers of students. [21]
  • January 2013 – Throughout the month, Vice-President Bob Bell assured the AS that he was actively communicating with UCs and CSUs. At a town hall meeting, representatives of the PCC administration once again assured students that summer session classes would transfer and that the administration was planning on renaming Summer session classes as “Spring 2.” In late January, however, the PCC Transfer Center sent an email to UC applicants asking “not to assume” that Summer 2013 classes would count for UC transfer.
  • February 20, 2013 – At an AS Board meeting, the student government indicated that as a result of the administration having mismanaged the transfer of Summer Session classes and having breached multiple promises and deadlines with the AS, they did not feel confident in the administration’s ability resolve the issue adequately.
    • As a result, all AS members took it upon themselves to call or email each individual UC and Cal State campus to negotiate the transfer of Summer Session 1, essentially, doing the job of the administration for free.[22]
    • During this same meeting, it was readily apparent that Vice-President Bob Bell did not fully grasp the transfer process and needed explanations from the students themselves.
    • The AS members issued a memorandum to the PCC administration asking for a response to the summer transfer crisis and how they intend to resolve it.[23]

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