An independent audit of the Riverside Community College district was conducted by the former president of The Press-Enterprise, Marcia McQuern. The report she submitted to the Board of Trustees provides a guideline for the districts plan to segregate the RCC campuses into three separate colleges.
We can’t believe that tuition has risen another six bucks a unit. Oh, excuse us we mean student fees, because in California we don’t pay tuition. That’s because community colleges in California used to be free. That’s free, complementary for every resident of California who wanted an education.
Between running a bookstore as a business, timely and not-so timely book requests from instructors, and delivery from the suppliers, some students are finding themselves without the privilege of purchasing expensive text. Jeremy Denis, who is responsible for book ordering at the Riverside Campus Bookstore, said that the Bookstore operates on a balance between business and serving the needs of the campus.
Instructors were grading both students and college president Salvatore Rotella in June. The Riverside Community College Chapter of the California’s Teachers Association sent survey results to the Board of Trustees on June 3 regarding Rotella’s performance as college president.
For the second consecutive year the California community colleges have undergone a fee increase due to the state’s ongoing budget crisis. The budget, approved by the state legislature and Gov. Schwarzenegger increases the enrollment fee from $18 to $26 per unit.
A new plan will be brought before the Riverside Community College Board of Trustees that could ease some of the early semester headaches students experience originating from the parking problems on campus. Lee Wagner, RCC director of Safety and Police and chief of parking, will present an $18 million, five-level parking structure plan to the Board in the coming months.
Riverside Community College geology instructor and adventurer Jim M. Mehegan died of a heart attack while on a whitewater-kayaking trip July 29. Mehegan was a popular instructor at the Riverside Campus. He often took field trips to geological destinations that included the San Andreas Fault and Mammoth Lakes.