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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.


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Dec. 1, 2022

  • College Updates
    • Pima Night at ZooLights Returns Dec. 9
    • Pima’s Neon Holiday Reception Dec. 12 Features Sign Sneak Peek
    • Pima Sustainability Summit Dec. 6
    • Introducing Learning Communities at Pima
    • Multi-factor Authentication
    • Administrative Procedures Updates
    • Understanding the Role of Pima’s BAT-Behavioral Assessment Team
    • Federal Work Study Supervisor Training Session Dec. 2
    • Shared Governance Through AERC
    • Submit a Pima Story Idea
  • Pima Library
    • Library Newsletter
    • Discourse with Darryl
  • Pima People
    • Soccer Tournament Volunteers
  • Pima Arts News
    • Bernal Gallery - ‘Invisible Borders’ Through Dec. 9
  • Employee Wellness
    • Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

College Updates

Pima Night at ZooLights Returns Dec. 9
Pima invites employees, students, alumni and their families, as well as Pima Foundation members and their families to Pima Night at ZooLights. The event is 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9. Admission is $5 for ages 6 and older and free for children 5 and younger. Buy your tickets online and present your confirmation email at the door for admission. All sales are final.

Admission covers holiday entertainment, and hot cocoa and holiday treats (while supplies last).

This event coincides with Reid Park Zoo’s public ZooLights event, so Pima guests must enter at the zoo’s east side exit – follow the Pima directional signs. ZooLights features light displays and animal-themed light sculptures throughout the zoo. Zoo animals are off exhibit for the event.

Pima’s Neon Holiday Reception Dec. 12 Features Sign Sneak Peek
All Pima employees and residents of the neighborhood around Downtown Campus are invited to Pima’s Neon Holiday Reception, hosted by the PCC Governing Board and Chancellor Lee Lambert.

This event features a special sneak peek at the renovated historic Tucson Inn neon sign, which will be turned on briefly. The sign is scheduled to be fully connected to electricity early next year. Here are event details:

What: Pima’s Neon Holiday Reception
When: 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 12
Location: Tenth Avenue, between Drachman and Mabel streets, northwest side of Downtown Campus
Details: Free; includes music, holiday treats and hot chocolate while supplies last. Request accommodation to participate in this event by contacting the Employee Service Center, 520-206-4945 or If you have any questions, email College Events.

Pima Sustainability Summit Dec. 6
Join Phi Theta Kappa for a Sustainability Summit 3-6 p.m., Dec. 6 at Downtown Campus and online for discussions and presentations about sustainability at the College and in our Tucson community. Discover what eco-friendly initiatives are taking place at Pima, explore the relationship between justice and sustainability, and share your perspective during discussions of the strategies and innovations that will power positive change at Pima. Hosted by PTK, supported by the Office of Sustainability.

Introducing Learning Communities at Pima
New collaborative teaching opportunities for faculty will be available fall 2023. In a learning community, students form a small cohort that takes two co-requisite classes in different disciplines. Faculty collaborate to develop complementary, innovative content. Team-teaching promotes rich pedagogies and flexible instructional practices and encourages students to make substantive connections between the curricula. Interested in this opportunity? Attend an online informational session 4 p.m. Dec 7; adjunct faculty receive $25. Contact Dana Drake Rosenstein with any questions.

Multi-factor Authentication
Pima has adopted multi-factor authentication (MFA). After using a browser to log into a College system by entering your username and password, you will be prompted to enter a code. Download the Duo Mobile smartphone app, the simplest and most secure way to enter the code. If you have questions, see the FAQ.

Administrative Procedures Updates
The following items have been posted as minor updates and will be posted for 21 days. Public comments are not accepted for minor updates (AP 1.01.02, Section 2.3).

AP 3.46.02:  Disability Documentation Requirements: Establishment of Eligibility for Services under ADA/Section 504

AP 8.01.02:  Facilities Security and Access Control

Understanding the Role of Pima’s BAT-Behavioral Assessment Team
Pima’s BAT-Behavioral Assessment Team is offering training for all employees about the role and function of the BAT. Registration is not required.

3-4 p.m. Dec. 2: BAT Overview and Related Resources 

The session will cover:

  • The function and structure of the BAT-Behavioral Assessment Team 
  • How to utilize the BAT and submit an incident report
  • How to use other related resources to support students and employees

Federal Work Study Supervisor Training Session Dec. 2
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is providing a Federal Work Study Supervisor Training Session 2-4 p.m. Dec. 2. The training is for aspiring student employee supervisors or current supervisors who want a refresher course.

To register in MyCareerCenter for the FWS Supervisor Training. 

In you have questions, email Organizational Effectiveness and Development. To request reasonable accommodation to participate in training, contact the Employee Service Center by email or phone, ext. 4945.

Shared Governance Through AERC
Pima has a council of employees, known as the All-Employee Representative Council (AERC), that reviews and updates policy and finds solutions to matters affecting work conditions. Visit the AERC Intranet Page for more information. General meetings are open to all employees. Submit questions or concerns to any member, or to the online comment box.

Submit a Pima Story Idea
Submit a story idea to highlight the amazing accomplishments of Pima students, faculty, staff and alums. Stories submitted may be featured on Pima’s website, social media accounts and other promotional materials. If you have questions, contact Web Systems,

Pima People

Soccer Tournament Volunteers
The Athletics Department thanks those who volunteered at 2022 NJCAA Men and Women’s Soccer National Tournament in November: Ray Suarez, Shonda Jones, Brian Alday, Eric Meyer, Frederick Triplett, Stephanie Paredes, Richard Paredes, Tisha Howard, Tom Forbes, Brian Anderson, Dan Bithell, Chad Harrison, Todd Holthaus, Keith Francis, Al Shirley, Nicki Johnson, Jason Jacome, Rebekah Quiroz, Gil Delavara, Brenda Lugo, Edgardo Cornejo, Oscar Romero, Brian Peabody, Jennifer Martinez, Alex Kelch, Jerry Stitt, Marcus Smith, Ken Jacome, Mark Bennett, Melissa Casarez, Lisa Werner, Kailey Webber, Stephanie van Latum, Danielle Main, Andre Rocha, Steve Escobar, Carter Noble, Ramzy Al-Abdul Latif, Blake Levinson, Praneeth Koneru, Joe Barrancotto.

Pima Library

Library Newsletter
Check out the Library Newsletter to see what’s new this December - campus events, stress relief, tech tidbits and more.

Discourse with Darryl
East Campus Library’s new monthly event Discourse with Darryl starts 10 a.m. Dec. 9. in room L130. This month’s discussion is “Children of the Damned? American Social Reform: The Targeting of Youth. The Assimilation of American Citizens in Childhood.” RSVP.

Pima Arts News

Exhibits and galleries are always free to the public. Find the full list of events and exhibits by visiting the Pima Arts news page.

Bernal Gallery - ‘Invisible Borders’ Through Dec. 9
“Invisible Borders” at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, featuring 31 female photographers from Mexico and Tucson, ends Dec. 9. The women represent three groups of photographers from both sides of the U.S. and Mexican border: Fotográfas del Norte, from the northern border states of México; MAPA, a group of photographers from México; and BorderLens Southwest, a new group of Tucson female photographers. A collaboration by photographer Alejandra Platt-Torres and Bernal Gallery Director David Andres brings this exciting group of female photographers to gallery.

Employee Wellness

Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
Sign up online for Employee Wellness virtual workshops and challenges:

  • Telecoaching: In a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment, get advice on nutrition, fitness, self-care, stress and disease management, and financial guidance.
  • Seasons Eatings
  • The Carbohydrate Conspiracy
  • Cooking for Your Numbers
  • Cooking Up Healthy Holidays
  • Love Your Heart, Love Your Health
  • Dinners for a Crowd

Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info
Visit the Employee Wellness Intranet page to access free resources and tools. Employees also are encouraged to visit the Employee Wellness website for additional resources, news and information on the Pima Healthy Rewards Program and wellness-related activities that qualify for Pima Wellness Activity points. You also can keep current on the latest wellness news

@PimaNews is an electronic newsletter for employee news of Pima Community College. The Marketing Office publishes this e-newsletter every Thursday, except when the College close for a holiday or break, during the semester and every other week during the summer. Please send announcements and news items – 75 words or fewer ─ to by noon on Monday. Check any links before sending. Back issues are available on the @PimaNews webpage. The newsletter also accepts submissions about Pima employee accomplishments.


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