NASA picks COS students

Four students from College of the Sequoias were recently selected to be part of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program. Jonathan Sosa, David Berlin, Devin Bisconer, and Nick Morley will be traveling to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena to get hands-on experience in the field. To be accepted into the program, students had…

Dr. Öztürk, The Wizard of Data

Dr. Mehmet “Dali” Öztürk is COS’ new director of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, but he’s hardly new to the job. Öztürk‘s job is to direct research within COS districtwide. He follows departments within the college to evaluate their programs’ success and then uses that data to plan for improvements for better effectiveness. “Research and…

Academic Senate Tackles Campus Climate

Academic Senate, on Wednesday, announced the formation of a Campus Climate committee to find ways to improve the atmosphere on campus. Campus climate was one of the concerns raised by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges in its evaluation of the college. Members of the Academic Senate stated that while this is one…

Transfer Program Guarantees Admission at a Price

Associate degree transfer students can be guaranteed admission to a California State University through a new agreement with community colleges, but don’t forget to read the fine print. This new program will offer top priority and fewer graduation restrictions to degree holders, but for most students the disadvantages will outweigh themselves. These select degrees refer to the…