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SPRING BREAK - APR 2 TO APR 9

DatesFriday, March 30 is a campus holiday. Spring Break begins Monday, April 2 and runs through Monday, April 9. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 10.

Other dates to know: May 19 - Celebrating Excellence; May 29 - June 4 - Finals; June 5 - Graduation.

NO SUMMER SESSION AT WEST

Unfortunately, West will not offer a 2012 Summer Session. Of the LACCD colleges, ELAC has confirmed that they will offer a summer session...connect to the other LACCD college sites

 

ORDER YOUR REGALIA TODAY!

regaliaIt's that time already. Order your graduation regalia today.
Orders before Apr. 15
Bachelors.....$15
Masters.........$25
Doctorate ....$35

Orders after Apr. 16
Bachelors.............................................$25
Masters.................................................$45
Doctorate ............................................$55
click for order form

Graduation is June 5. Our Commencement speaker will be Avis Ridley-Thomas.

 

D-VILLAGE OFFICES HAVE MOVED

movingNEW LOCATIONS
A4 TRiO-Educational
Opportunity Center
A4 TRiO Student
Support Services
B4 TRiO-Educational
Talent Search (ETS)
B4
CalWORKs / GAIN
B4
Upward Bound
B1
Young Black Scholars
SC107
Development

 
 
 
 
 

WED, MARCH 28:
PHARMACY TECH INFO SESSION

Pharmacy TechFind out how you can prepare to be a pharmacy technician in just 7 weeks. Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California, predicted to grow by 20-35% through 2016. Pharmacy Technicians primarily assist the pharmacist, review prescriptions for completeness and authenticity, help prepare and distribute medications, control inventory and place orders and assist in payment and billing...learn more

SAT, APRIL 14:
TAKE THE LAPD ENTRANCE EXAM

lapdAPRIL 14 The LAPD Entrance Exam will be offered at West in GC 160 at 10:30am. Applicants must be at least 20.5 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED; and be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship. Officers earn from $46,583 to $78,154...see flyer

 

 

 

PUENTE STUDENTS VISIT UC RIVERSIDE

PuentePuente students toured UCR and received information on the transfer process, support services, and academic and student life. They also participated in a number of workshops and heard from UCR's Assistant Dean of Students. Puente (Bridge) is designed to help freshman progress successfully
through West to reach their transfer and/or career
goals. This learning community embraces the Latino
cultural experience and provides academic and
support services. For more info, call 310.287.4254.

L.A. MAYOR CONGRATULATES FILM & TV PRODUCTION CRAFTS PROGRAM

Film TV TradesAt his recent press conference, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced $3.3 million in federal Workforce Investment Act grants for job training programs in high growth, high wage industry sectors such as entertainment, hospitality and healthcare. West shares the grant with several other organizations. Participants in West's film/TV production crafts training program will be placed into jobs sponsored by IATSE and into entry-level industry employment while they concurrently attend college to become more competitive for entry into union employment....read more

 

RECORD-BREAKING WEEKEND
FOR TRACK & FIELD

wildcatAt the Pasadena Games, West sophomore Shawnice Williams posted the top time in the nation for a female community college athlete in the 800 meter. Her time of 2:10.21 was also #20 in the nation for all NCAA Division I schools. The lady Wildcats also took 2nd in the 4x100, with a season best of 48.56 and had the 5th best jump in the State for triple jump. Alex Amankway won the 1500 meter for the men with a time of 4:00.60...learn more

MEET OUR MOST RECENT
SCHOLAR ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

scholar athletesShawnice Williams - Track & Field: Team MVP with a 3.5 GPA majoring in nursing...read more Steven Luna - Baseball: Batted an impressive .374 overall with a 3.32 GPA and aspires to major in Kinesiology when he transfers...read more
Ike McCullouch - Football: Credited with 44 tackles, he has accepted a scholarship to Prairie View A&M...read more
Chanea Adams - Basketball: Averaged 6
pts, 3.3 rgds & 2 steals per game with a 3.1 GPA...read more

         
 
 
 
 
 

PHASE I OF NEW METRO LINE OPENS SOON

metroPhase I of the the Expo line connecting Downtown Los Angeles to Culver City will open to the public on Saturday, April 28. The Phase I route will run from Downtown LA to USC to LaCienega. Riders can take the #4 Culver City Bus from the LaCienega stop to West. The segment of track between LaCienega and the Culver City stop will hopefully open this summer...read more.

 

SIGN-UP NOW FOR PRE-K SUMMER CAMP

PreK CampYour 3 to 5-year-old will develop a positive association with college while learning and having fun at the West Pre-K Summer Camp. Camp is held in the campus Child Development Center which has air conditioned classrooms and a safe, park-like play area. Music, dance, art, literacy development and local field trips. Camp hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm. Late pick-up for an additional charge. Enroll today!...learn more

 

WED, APR 11: FINANCIAL AID EVENT

moneyFINANCIAL AID AWARNESS EVENT ON WED, APR 11
Q&A and Prizes; 2012-2013 FAFSA Application; Cal Grant Updates; Student Verification Process; Link to IRS...see flyer
DUE MARCH 26:
St. Cloud's Scholarship Applications - Must be a WLAC or LACC student with 2.5 GPA or better....learn more | application
DUE MARCH 30: $1,000 AFT Scholarships Applications for students with a grade of "B" or better in Social Science courses...learn more

 

FACULTY / STAFF EDITION


MONDAY

March 26

 

EAP News   READ THE LASTEST EAP NEWS: Getting Active in Your Community; Facing Difficult Decisions; Celebrate You!; Tired? Get Moving!...view newsletter
     
   


     
     
     
MEETINGS:   1:30 Planning Cmte - Winlock

TUESDAY

March 27

 

Transfer   Meet with UNIVERSITY REPS in the new Transfer Center in SSB 340
Cal State Dominguez Hills | 9:00am - 3:00pm
     
mascot   BASEBALL: vs. Pierce @ Pierce - 2:30pm
TechFair  

FACULTY / STAFF TECH FAIR:
How to be a Better E.D.U.C.A.T.O.R.: Motivating Students and Yourself | 3:30pm...view Spring schedule

     
MEETINGS:   10:00 Academic Affairs - PCR; 12:00 Academic Senate - Winlock; 1:00 ICC - A9; 1:30 LACCD Workshop - SSB 414;

WEDNESDAY

March 28

 

Women's History Month   WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH - CULMINATING EVENT | 12:30 - 2:30PM | Fine Arts Theater
Free Admission - Parking $2.00
Pharmacy Tech  

PHARMACY INFO SESSION | 7:00PM | MSA 111
Learn how you can become a Pharmacy Technician in just 7 months...learn more

     
TechFair   FACULTY / STAFF TECH FAIR:
Educational Applications for the iPad | 3:30pm...view Spring schedule
     
MEETINGS:   9:00 Office of Instruction Mtg - PCR; 12:00 Collegiate 100 Club - A9; 12:30 Business Faculty - PCR; 12:30 Curriculum Cmte - SSB-414; 2:00 Digital Design Studio - PCR; 3:30 Faculty Eval Cmte - PCR

THURSDAY

March 29

 

   

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF UNIONS IN CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS? 12:45 - 2:45PM | Fine Arts Theater...see flyer

FREE HEALTH WORKSHOP - Exploring Your Health 1:00PM | HRLC 4th floor


Gallery Show  

A DECADENT WORK | 6:00PM - 9:00PM | Fine Arts Gallery - Free Admission, Parking $2.00
Los Angeles Artist Renee A. Fox presents her latest work - "Art is arguably the ultimate decadence, materially, and in
its creation, the output of decadent individuals. It is hard to miss the irony that we are living in the Great
Recession and luxuries like art are more important than ever, as investments for the 1% or as luxury of
expression at a time when the voice of the masses is kept as quiet as possible...read more

Transfer

 

Meet with UNIVERSITY REPS in the new Transfer Center in SSB 340
National University | 10:00am - 1:00pm
Cal State Dominguez Hills | 9:00am - 2:00pm

     
mascot   BASEBALL:vs. Citrus @ Citrus - 2:30PM
TechFair  

FACULTY / STAFF
Enhancing Student Interaction in Online Courses Utilizing Digital Media 1:00pm
Using Video in the Classroom | 2:15pm
Google Voice | 3:30pm ...view Spring schedule

MEETINGS:   10:30 Pol Sci Speaker Event - FA100; 11:00 May 19 Event Planning - A9; 11:00 SLO Cmte - VP Office; 1:00 College Council - Winlock; 1:00 Project LEARN - HLRC 4th flr

FRIDAY

March 30

   

CAMPUS HOLIDAY

     
   


     
mascot   TRACK & FIELD: WSC Inland Meet
MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

March 31

   

SATURDAY CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED TO MEET

mascot  


BASEBALL: vs. Citrus @ WEST - 1:00PM

8:00 Film Rights Seminar | FA 100

SUNDAY

April 1

   

 

     

MONDAY

April 2

   

 

   

WESTWEEK ON SPRING BREAK (APR 2 - 9). SEE YOU BACK HERE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 10.

EAP News   READ THE LASTEST EAP NEWS: Getting Active in Your Community; Facing Difficult Decisions; Celebrate You!; Tired? Get Moving!...view newsletter
     
     
MEETINGS:   x
 

 

OTHER NEWS

 

 

 

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ATHLETIC FIELD & TRACK CLOSURES
updated Dec.7, 2011

The Athletic Field & Track are closed to walker / joggers Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm (Simon Bolivar Soccer League) and week days from 1:00 - 3:00pm (WLAC Soccer Class). In January, the track is closed week days from 12:00 - 5:00pm (WLAC Track & Feild practice)

College and community organizations using the field may close the gates earlier than the times stated above to prepare for their events. Additionally, the events may run over their time slots.

Please check back regulary for updates to the Athletics Field & Track schedule.

The track opens at 6:30am and closes at dark. Personal trainers who charge their clients must rent time on the track or any other athletic facility. Use of the turf field requires a permit.

NAMED 2011 BEST PLACE TO WALK & JOG (Culver City News)
Walkers and joggers are also welcome to use the perimeter of the campus and College Blvd which connect the campus to Jefferson.
If your dog is with you, please keep him/her on a leash and scoop the poop. Thanks.

Accreditation  

WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?

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ACCREDITATION is a form of independent, professional certification that focuses on schools and programs in a particular field. Accreditation of community colleges therefore assures you that a school adheres to high standards.
West Los Angeles College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through 2012. WASC, a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
From March 12 - 15, West was visited by an evaluating team from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The visit was part of a regular cycle of review conducted every 6 years at all California Community Colleges. The 11 member team of community college professionals spent the week thoroughly reviewing our comprehensive self-study report and interviewing faculty, staff, administrators and students. On Thursday, March 15, they provided the college with a preliminary summary of their commendations and recommendations. Their full report will be submitted to the ACCJC for review. The ACCJC will then issue its final report and any directives to the college in June 2012.

Commendations to the college included positive remarks about Student Services for finding effective alternative modes of delivering services in an atmosphere of shrinking resources. They were impressed by the growth and quality of West’s Online program and the vocational programs’ emphasis on employability of their students. Implementation of programs to address learning equity issues was applauded as well as West’s pursuing and obtaining external funding through grants. Team leader Douglas Dykstra, Chancellor of Windward Community College, also remarked about the beauty of the campus and its facilities and the positive atmosphere at the college. “It [West] is a welcoming place. We can sense your pride.”

As is usual with accreditation site visits, recommendations were also made. Several were regarding the District office concerning governance, financial auditing practices, and matters related to oversight of bond projects and funds. For the college, the team recommended additional evolution of our Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessments; more inclusion of measurable outcomes associated with goals; further integration of planning with financial resource allocation; and development of a sustainable funding stream for library resources and services.

Regarding the report, college President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh said, “The key event of note was that the accreditation team commended the college on its collegiality and welcoming environment when in previous visits, recommendations were given to repair the collegial fabric. In 2006, we were told ‘the college should create a campus climate that embraces open, candid dialogue that embodies a culture of respect, civility and trust to improve institutional decision making, planning and effectiveness.’ In contrast, yesterday they said ‘the team commends the college for the strong sense of community and commitment to enhancing their shared governance which provides an opportunity for all constituencies to participate.’ This is a college that has some technical work to do on assessment and defining/reporting measurable outcomes. But the accreditation team saw a strong unit.”

Following the report session, President Abu-Ghazaleh praised the faculty and staff for their participation in the preparation of the self-study and in the actual site visit. Several faculty and staff who played particularly key roles were also acknowledged.

The president will make further announcements as the college makes plans to respond to the recommendations, and when ACCJC issues its final report.

Further information will come forward from the President’s Office after the preliminary and final reports are studied.