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It’s all over campus now!

26 Mar

It's all over campus now!

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  1. eng1spr2012 April 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    CONTACT: Bruce Smith FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Information Officer DATE: April 6, 2012

    (310) 434-4209 http://www.smc.edu

    SMC BOARD VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO CANCEL SELF-FUNDED, SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMER PROGRAM

    Plan Would Have Offered 50 Additional Courses at Cost

    The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted unanimously today (April 6, 2012) to cancel a pilot self-funded supplemental program that would have offered an additional 50 courses this summer at cost.

    The Board also voted to postpone the implementation of any self-funded program and directed the leaders of the SMC District Planning & Advisory Council to advise the college president and Board on future efforts to expand student access.

    Also, SMC President Dr. Chui L. Tsang announced that in addition to the SMC Police Department investigation surrounding an incident at Tuesday’s Board meeting, he has appointed a review panel to conduct a separate review of the police response independent of the internal investigation. The panel will be chaired by Campus Counsel Robert Myers and the additional members are Trustee Nancy Greenstein, Student Trustee Joshua Scuteri, SMC nursing professor Eve Adler and Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Patricia Ramos.

    The decision by the Board came after a 3 ½-hour public comment session in which approximately 55 speakers – including SMC students, professors and members of the community at large – testified about the program.

    The college will be offering 700 state-funded courses at the state fee of $46 per unit this summer, but will not offer the self-funded program of 50 courses at $180 a unit. College officials have been seeking new ways to improve access to classes at a time that devastating state budget cuts have resulted in the reduction of 1,100 course sections at SMC since 2008.

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