Mt. SAC Academic Senate passes Pass/No Pass Grading Option Through Spring 2021

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The senate passed a distance learning grading option extension and hiring recommendations during their last meeting of the semester
December 4, 2020

The Mt. SAC Academic Senate met Thursday for their bimonthly meeting via Zoom to pass an item that would extend the Pass/No Pass grading system to the spring 2021 semester to accommodate students throughout...

The CCC Chancellor’s Office Continues Development of DEI

CCC Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley during the CCC Chancellor's Office Webinar. 
Dec. 2, 2020

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Updates on the California Community Colleges Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Integration Plan
December 3, 2020

On Dec. 2, 2020 the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office held a webinar to update on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Integration (DEI) Plan. During the meeting nine representatives...

Anti-Racist Campus Discussed at Academic Senate

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As class sizes are still discussed, the Task Force on Racial Justice presents a plan
November 16, 2020

During their regularly scheduled meeting held on Nov. 12, the Mt. SAC Academic Senate debated the class size guideline proposals, discussed the Student Equity Committee goals and function statement and...

Joe Biden Elected 46th President, Kamala Harris Makes History as First Woman Vice President

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Finally, after four days of mail-in ballots being counted, Biden has emerged victorious.
November 7, 2020

Days after Election Day on Nov. 3, Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris have been announced by several news outlets that they have taken the presidential election and office. While various news outlets...

Live Presidential Election Updates

Live presidential news updates as ballots are counted nationwide
November 6, 2020

Voting in the 2020 Election

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Information to make sure you get your vote in safely and on time.
October 30, 2020

The 2020 presidential elections are four days away. Registered voters will be able to cast their votes for local school board, city council, state legislature, Congress and the president as well as city,...

Faculty Speak Out Against Class Size Increase

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Faculty and staff voice concerns at Academic Senate meeting
October 23, 2020

The Mt. SAC Academic Senate met on ZOOM on Thursday, Oct. 15 for their regularly scheduled meeting and voted on the future of increasing class sizes. During the senate’s meeting on June 4, the senate...

Chancellor Confirms Classes Online in Spring

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Chancellor said will feel impacts of the pandemic until 2024
September 27, 2020

On Thursday, the California Community Colleges held a virtual conference with Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley to talk about the community college’s reopening plan for the foreseeable future. During the...

With a Year of Online Learning In Sight, Some Students Have Recognized the Blessing Behind the Curse

The Cal Poly Pomona campus remains empty as quarantine measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 wear on. Photo by Isaac Le/SAC.Media
Although missing out on the vital face-to-face experiences of the traditional college environment, students are beginning to warm up to their new workflows.
September 22, 2020

Barren hallways, lifeless courtyards and abandoned classrooms. This is what many campuses will continue to look like for the foreseeable future after the Chancellor of California State Universities, Timothy...

Join-a-Club Kicked Off Fall as Usual- This Time Fully Online.

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The start of semester club fair, usually held on Kerr's Corner, was held via zoom due to COVID-19
September 21, 2020

On Sept. 15 and 16 more than 20 Mt. SAC clubs joined the Inter-Club Council to participate in Mt. SAC’s biannual Join-A-Club event. Join-A-Club is an event in which students are presented active clubs...

Academic Senate Discussed Class Sizes, Catalog Rights and Land Acknowledgments

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Most of agenda voted to be moved for discussion to the next AS meeting
September 18, 2020

The Academic Senate met for their regularly scheduled meeting through Zoom on Sept. 17 to discuss several issues that included class size recommendations, changes on catalog rights, and land acknowledgments. During...

Mountie Mentor Meeting to Continue Online Amid Global Pandemic

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Plans to connect mentors and students are still underway as the mentor program switches to a virtual format
September 14, 2020

On Thursday Sept. 10, the Mt. SAC Equity Center kicked off its first Mountie Mentor meeting of the fall semester over Zoom with more than 100 student and faculty participants. The program began in the...

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