Santa Clarita Community College District board members are set to vote on whether to change the district’s election system for the second time in as many years — this time to voting areas. Board members for the district that oversees College of the Canyons will take up the proposed change to a voting-area system — in which residents within a specific voting area would elect a board member to represent that area — during their meeting Wednesday evening. Click here to read more...
Cumulative voting — a system of balloting that lets voters cast multiple votes for a single candidate — can’t be adopted in Santa Clarita’s city election, a judge ruled this month. Reversing an earlier decision he made last year, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry A. Green ruled Sept. 14 that cumulative voting cannot be used as part of a settlement for the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit filed against the city of Santa Clarita in 2013, according to Santa Clarita City Attorney Joe Montes. Click here to read more
An employee at College of the Canyons is alleging the recent hiring of the son of a college administrator runs afoul of the college board’s policies on employing family members, though a college spokesman is adamant the hire did not violate board policy. At issue, according to Garrett Hooper, a counselor at COC’s Valencia campus, is the recent hire of Adam Wilding — the son of Michael Wilding, the college’s assistant superintendent and vice president of student services. Click here to read more
http://scvnews.com/2015/03/16/media-day-exposes-students-to-industry-pros/ [KHTS] – Hundreds of students flocked to College of the Canyons Saturday morning as they were given the opportunity to talk with media professionals at College of the Canyons. College of the Canyons media department teamed up with West Ranch High School to offer high school and college students the chance to meet with professionals from the film, game design, animation, public relations and broadcast journalism fields. “We had over 350 students show to his year’s event which was our largest ever,” said Dave Brill, Media Entertainment Department chair. “I have heard nothing but great feedback from folks on [...]
Ending negotiations that were contentious at times, trustees for the Santa Clarita Community College District officially signed off on a new agreement with COCFA. Click here to read the article.
The number of administrators at COC has doubled since 2000 while the number of full-time instructors has risen just 39 percent. Click here to read the article.
COCFA members confront board of trustees about administrative raises. Click here to read the article.
For the first time in 20 years, COC faculty rejects proposed contract offer from college administrators. Click here to read the article.
For the first time in 20 years, College of the Canyons faculty rejected a contract offer from COC administrators. Click here to read the article.
College of the Canyons Chapter of the National Student Nurse Association chapter joined forces with Habitat For Humanity, in an effort to build new homes for United States veterans on March 22. A group of twenty student nurses from the College of the Canyons will arrive on site to participate and contribute to the worthwhile cause of building homes for those in need. Click here to read the article