Tag: Board of Trustees

Administrators lay out fall back-up plans

By Daniela Ramirez  A Riverside Community College District town hall May 19 covered Plan B for campus reopenings as it relates to instruction and academic support.  Safe return principles based on current COVID-19 trends, including the decrease in cases and increase in vaccinations, will apply immediately come fall, if the Centers for Disease Control and

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Incoming student trustee calls out board

By Bianca Macias Riverside Community College District students have elected a Norco College student to represent them on the Board of Trustees during the 2021-2022 academic year. Student Trustee-elect Jack Harris, 24, a second-year philosophy major, said he was inspired to run for the position after a negative interaction at a board meeting. “I feel

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Students voice concerns, optimism about return to RCC campus in fall 2021

By Jennipher Vasquez Riverside City College students are anticipating the return to campus in the fall, while some remain apprehensive about the decision. During the Board of Trustees meeting held March 16, Riverside Community College District Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac said the campus is expected to resume all in-person classes beginning Aug. 23, the start of

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Riverside Community College District faculty call for changes to Board of Trustees committee meetings

By Erik Galicia Riverside Community College District faculty have raised concerns that the current structure of Board of Trustees committee meetings is cutting into the district’s shared governance processes. The board holds two meetings per month: a committee meeting on the month’s first Tuesday and a regular meeting on the second. Committee meetings are meant

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Riverside Community College District’s new budget aims to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

By Erik Galicia The Riverside Community College District has reduced spending in order to mitigate the financial impacts of COVID-19. The new budget, unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees on Oct. 20, does not reflect the cuts previously proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The state faced a $54.3 billion deficit earlier this year, but

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California Community Colleges chancellor discusses cuts and student advocacy

By Erik Galicia The head of the California Community College system called for students to actively participate in advocacy for their needs as they navigate the financial uncertainty of the fall 2020 semester. The system is looking at around $1.5 billion in deferrals for the 2020-21 academic year, meaning colleges may not receive that amount

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Riverside Community College District creates task force to examine procedures for safe reopening of campuses

By Erik Galicia A task force is making recommendations for the safe reopening of the Riverside Community College District. “This is a very large task,” Robin Steinback, Moreno Valley College president and head of the new task force, said at the Board of Trustees meeting May 19. “It’s much easier to invite people to leave

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Journalism instructor Allan Lovelace retires from Riverside City College after 24 years

By Erik Galicia The plaques that line the walls of the Viewpoints newsroom at Riverside City College are so many that they leave little room for much else. However, Allan Lovelace, the full time journalism instructor since 1996, affirms that Viewpoints is not in it for the awards. He will be retiring at the end

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Riverside Community College District foresees $16.9 million shortfall

By Erik Galicia Fallout from California’s pandemic related deficit may result in a budget shortfall of around $16.9 million for the Riverside Community College District. “We sit here in a very different fiscal situation than the one we were in a couple of months ago,” Aaron Brown, vice chancellor of Business and Financial Services, said

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Riverside Community College District elects new student trustee, Q&A details pandemic aid plans

By Erik Galicia A new Riverside Community College District student trustee with an extensive platform was chosen with 61% of the votes for the 2020-2021 academic year. Ivan Hess, a Riverside City College student majoring in economics and political science, will assume the role at the end of the spring 2020 semester. In the following

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