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August 6, 1999
A former Ventura College basketball coach has settled a lawsuit against the community college district. The settlement, announced this week, marked the end of a legal dispute in which former Pirates coach Glen Hefferman contended that college officials deceived him when he was hired by failing to tell him the team was under investigation by a regional athletic board for recruiting violations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2000
The county's community college district has adopted a reading comprehension standard for graduates that is more rigorous than that required by most of the state's other districts. Under the new requirement, adopted by district trustees last week, students seeking an associate in arts degree must pass two language-related classes--twice the number that state law requires. Courses that satisfy the requirement include English literature, philosophy and applied mathematics.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1998 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of Ventura County's community college district has recommended that a windfall from Sacramento be used to hire 18 additional full-time teachers for the county's three campuses. Chancellor Philip Westin will urge board members to approve the idea at their Sept. 8 meeting, according to a statement released by the district Tuesday. The funds stem from "Partnership for Excellence," a $100-million effort to upgrade the state's community colleges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1999
Student enrollment at Ventura County's community colleges increased by more than 3% this semester, with growth at Oxnard College hitting a record high, officials confirmed this week. Of the county's three colleges, Oxnard College reported an 8.6% enrollment increase since last fall, while Moorpark College grew by 4.6%. Ventura College dropped about 0.5%, but officials there said some new student registrations had still not been tallied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Smokers are now prohibited from lighting up inside buildings at Ventura, Moorpark and Oxnard colleges, officials said. The Ventura County Community College Board of Trustees imposed a new policy this week that forbids smoking inside campus buildings and college vehicles. "I think everybody's recognizing that secondhand smoke isn't good," said John Tallman, vice chancellor of instructional services for the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of students, teachers and staff packed a meeting of the Ventura County Community College District late Tuesday as trustees debated whether to eliminate about 300 classes at Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges to save money. Before the meeting, several protesters staged a mock funeral for higher education, propping a 6-foot-long black wooden coffin with the inscription "Education R.I.P. 1993" near the stage where the trustees sat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1999
Student enrollment at Ventura County's community colleges increased by more than 3% this semester, with growth at Oxnard College hitting a record high, officials confirmed this week. Of the county's three colleges, Oxnard College reported an 8.6% enrollment increase since last fall, while Moorpark College grew by 4.6%. Ventura College dropped about 0.5%, but officials there said some new student registrations had still not been tallied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1998 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A candidate rips down a rival's campaign signs, a witness comes forward and all hell breaks loose. Sound familiar? No, this isn't about Assembly candidate Richard Sybert. This is about Ventura College student Susan Carrasco, whose recent campaign for student body president was derailed by accusations of dirty politics, including vandalizing her opponent's signs. Unlike Sybert, however, Carrasco was not caught on videotape and continues to assert her innocence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1999 | JENNIFER HAMM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Working adults looking to earn an associate's degree can take advantage of a new Oxnard College program designed to get them a diploma in two years. Already popular at other colleges across the state, the Program for Accelerated Education, also called PACE, will kick off this fall, offering evening and weekend classes to 120 students. Although community colleges have long offered night classes, working adults are usually forced to piece credits together to complete a degree.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2000
The county's community college district has adopted a reading comprehension standard for graduates that is more rigorous than that required by most of the state's other districts. Under the new requirement, adopted by district trustees last week, students seeking an associate in arts degree must pass two language-related classes--twice the number that state law requires. Courses that satisfy the requirement include English literature, philosophy and applied mathematics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1999
A former Ventura College basketball coach has settled a lawsuit against the community college district. The settlement, announced this week, marked the end of a legal dispute in which former Pirates coach Glen Hefferman contended that college officials deceived him when he was hired by failing to tell him the team was under investigation by a regional athletic board for recruiting violations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1999 | JENNIFER HAMM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Working adults looking to earn an associate's degree can take advantage of a new Oxnard College program designed to get them a diploma in two years. Already popular at other colleges across the state, the Program for Accelerated Education, also called PACE, will kick off this fall, offering evening and weekend classes to 120 students. Although community colleges have long offered night classes, working adults are usually forced to piece credits together to complete a degree.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1998 | STEVE CHAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of Ventura County's community college district has recommended that a windfall from Sacramento be used to hire 18 additional full-time teachers for the county's three campuses. Chancellor Philip Westin will urge board members to approve the idea at their Sept. 8 meeting, according to a statement released by the district Tuesday. The funds stem from "Partnership for Excellence," a $100-million effort to upgrade the state's community colleges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1998 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A candidate rips down a rival's campaign signs, a witness comes forward and all hell breaks loose. Sound familiar? No, this isn't about Assembly candidate Richard Sybert. This is about Ventura College student Susan Carrasco, whose recent campaign for student body president was derailed by accusations of dirty politics, including vandalizing her opponent's signs. Unlike Sybert, however, Carrasco was not caught on videotape and continues to assert her innocence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Smokers are now prohibited from lighting up inside buildings at Ventura, Moorpark and Oxnard colleges, officials said. The Ventura County Community College Board of Trustees imposed a new policy this week that forbids smoking inside campus buildings and college vehicles. "I think everybody's recognizing that secondhand smoke isn't good," said John Tallman, vice chancellor of instructional services for the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of students, teachers and staff packed a meeting of the Ventura County Community College District late Tuesday as trustees debated whether to eliminate about 300 classes at Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges to save money. Before the meeting, several protesters staged a mock funeral for higher education, propping a 6-foot-long black wooden coffin with the inscription "Education R.I.P. 1993" near the stage where the trustees sat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1991 | TINA DAUNT
Although the three community colleges in Ventura County have been forced to turn away students because of closed classes, enrollment has increased slightly over last year, officials said. John Tallman, vice chancellor of instruction and student services, said enrollment at Oxnard, Ventura and Moorpark colleges has reached 33,086, about 2,000 above last year's figures. "The figures suggest that we'll be at an all-time high," Tallman said, "but it spreads us really thin."
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