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PCC's Miles: 'Openly admit we erred' in admission change

Pima Community College officials signaled Monday that they are likely to reverse course on tightened admission standards in the wake of a accrediting body's report into administrative lapses at the school. "We're going to openly admit that we erred" in not clearing new enrollment standards for most courses with the Higher Learning Commission, PCC chief Suzanne Miles said.... Read more»

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Mar 26, 2013, 8:13 pm
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One apparent dissenter was Board member Scott Stewart.
“I don’t see why we should apologize,” he said.

He will be the first to resign.

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Mar 26, 2013, 9:00 pm
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This is so far beyond stupid. This “tighter admission standard” was one of the few things PCC got right in recent years, and the reasoning was based on good-old-fashioned common sense…something RARELY seen from PCC management at any level.

Based on my experiences with them, I’ll tell you what they’re doing right now…they’re “giving” this one to the HLC, as some sort of half-assed gesture of good faith to try to deflect from all the issues with PCC doesn’t want to fix, and is going to do their best not to. Those in the PCC program with the power don’t want to give it up. Why else would four disgraced board members be clinging so tight to an unpaid position?

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Migler and Miles, with Silvyn in the background, at Monday's special meeting of the PCC Board of Governors.

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