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4 Nov, 2015

COC Scholarly Presentation to explore Galápagos Islands & Darwin’s footsteps

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Faculty, News|0 Comments

College of the Canyons biology professor Dr. Miriam Golbert will deliver the Scholarly Presentation “Galápagos: A Personal Journey on Darwin's Footsteps” at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Thursday, Nov. 19. The presentation, which is based on Golbert’s research in the Galápagos Islands, will cover topics ranging from where the islands are located and their unique geological formations, before discussing Charles Darwin’s time spent on the islands, along with his various discoveries and scientific theories. Click here to read more...

3 Nov, 2015

Saugus district, COC elections will be added to county ballot

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to add school board races for College of the Canyons and the Saugus Union School District to the statewide general election ballot, starting in November 2016. The decision means three Santa Clarita Valley races will be on the statewide general election ballot in 2016. Members of the county Board of Supervisors voted earlier this year to add the Santa Clarita City Council election to that ballot. Click here to read more...

21 Oct, 2015

BOT Watch Wednesday, October 21, 2015

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 October 21st, 2015|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

Second Public Hearing on COC Trustee Area Districts At the second Public Hearing on COC Trustee Area Districts, several community members addressed the Board of Trustees with questions and comments on the proposed Trustee Area District maps. Copies of the proposed maps are available at http://www.canyons.edu/Offices/BOT/Pages/elections.aspx) Dilek Sanver-Wang, SCV community member and COC professor, read a statement that summarized many of the community’s concerns. Click here to read more...  

16 Oct, 2015

COC’s proposed voting-area maps open for review

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 October 16th, 2015|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

First public hearing on voting areas draws 20-25 people What’s the best way to carve up the Santa Clarita Valley’s sprawling canyons, winding roads, suburban communities and wide-spread population? That’s the challenge facing the Santa Clarita Community College District, which has released three possible plans to divide its borders into five different voting areas as part of the district’s move to a new election system. Until now, voters have had a say in electing all of the five board members who oversee the community college district, which covers both campuses of College of the Canyons. Click here to read more...

15 Oct, 2015

COC’s proposed voting-area maps open for review

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 October 15th, 2015|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

First public hearing on voting areas draws 20-25 people What’s the best way to carve up the Santa Clarita Valley’s sprawling canyons, winding roads, suburban communities and wide-spread population? That’s the challenge facing the Santa Clarita Community College District, which has released three possible plans to divide its borders into five different voting areas as part of the district’s move to a new election system. Until now, voters have had a say in electing all of the five board members who oversee the community college district, which covers both campuses of College of the Canyons. Click here to read more...

13 Oct, 2015

Tuesday October 13, BOT Meeting Summary and Information:

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 October 13th, 2015|BOT Watch|0 Comments

Public Hearing for Trustee Area Voting Districts Tuesday nights BOT meeting had about 25 community, staff, and faculty members in attendance. Michele Jenkins began the meeting by announcing the rules of engagement. Any members of the public that wished to speak must fill out a request card. The requests would be taken in order and each person would be given five minutes to talk. As many people that wanted would be given the chance to comment, but each person could only speak once.   Read more click here...  

13 Oct, 2015

Santa Clarita Community College District Hosts First Public Hearing On Proposed Trustee-Area Maps

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 October 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The first of three public hearings for the proposed trustee areas was held by the Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District Tuesday night. The hearing’s purpose was to receive public input and testimony regarding the proposed trustee area maps. The district is changing its election system from “at-large” voting to “by-trustee area” voting in response to a lawsuit under the California Voting Rights Act. Under the new “by-trustee area” voting system, members of the board are elected by the voters of the trustee area in which they reside. Click here to read more...

12 Oct, 2015

Public hearings scheduled to discuss COC trustee election boundaries

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 October 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The first of three public hearings being held by the Board of Trustees of the Santa Clarita Community College District to receive public input and testimony regarding proposed trustee areas is scheduled for Tuesday evening. At its September 23 meeting, the board determined, pursuant to Education Code §72036, to change its method of election from “at-large” voting to “by-trustee area” voting, in which members of the board are elected by the voters of the trustee area in which they reside. At Tuesday’s hearing, the board will consider plans prepared by the District’s demographic consultant that are based on the 2010 [...]

12 Oct, 2015

Santa Clarita Community College District, COC To Host Trustee-Area Map Public Hearings

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:13+00:00 October 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

At its September 23 meeting, the board determined, pursuant to Education Code §72036, to change its method of election from “at-large” voting to “by-trustee area” voting, in which members of the board are elected by the voters of the trustee area in which they reside. At Tuesday’s hearing, the board will consider plans prepared by the District’s demographic consultant that are based on the 2010 Census and criteria approved by the board.  The hearing is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in Hasley Hall 137 on the Valencia Campus. The initial plans are available for public review at the website. Click [...]

9 Oct, 2015

Julie Jacobson

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:13+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Faculty|0 Comments

Julie Jacobson, a full-time academic counselor and psychology instructor, literally grew up at College of the Canyons. As a toddler she attended COC’s Early Childhood Education program while her mother worked at the college. A few decades and two college degrees later, Jacobson returned. Inspired by her mother’s long career in education, Jacobson always had a passion for helping professions, including counseling, teaching and motivating others to reach their potential. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies and a multiple-subject teaching credential from California State University Chico as well as a Master of Arts degree in psychology [...]