Hindrance to Student Success and Negative Effects Just Keep Coming!
Students who needed to meet their educational plans of graduating/transferring on schedule resorted to enrolling in more than 18-units in Spring 2013. Taking more classes not only inhibits student success, but it also impacts a student’s ability to work.
Full-time faculty experienced a disruption in their development of courses and pedagogical improvements (for example, faculty may have used the winter intersession to develop and plan for courses).
Adjunct faculty can no longer work concurrently at PCC and other schools because of conflicts with their work schedules at colleges that retained a winter intersession. Consequently, many have to choose one job over another.
Because of the lack of foresight in the elimination of winter, the administration imposed class size increases in order to meet state funding requirements. As a result, the administration also dismissed a year-long process of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee in developing pedagogically appropriate class size limits across all disciplines.
Serious Potential Consequences to PCC due to College Mismanagement
Issues with accreditation
Decrease in transfer rates
Loss of enrollment due to students seeking other community colleges.
State funding at risk because of not meeting full time student numbers