Facilities/Projects Update

Welcome back! I hope all of you had a wonderful Spring Break. You will see that some exciting projects have gotten started. At the southwest corner of campus, the contractors for our new Public Safety/Community Education building have mobilized and fenced off the construction site. In addition, as part of this project, the new main […]


If Access is a question of “to what?” and “how much?” then Equity is a question of “who?” gets access. Equity as a value is a lot more troublesome than access, because you usually can’t count it, and it’s even harder to operationalize. It’s more about how or to whom you give access, and whether […]

Financial Aid Improvements

A number of student concerns were raised in the 2013-14 academic year regarding Financial Aid services. It is important to stress that this was also the year that we were transitioning our back-office Financial Aid functions to the District and had also moved our student payment services to Higher One. Concurrent with stabilizing these new […]

Wes’ Blog – “Access”

Welcome back to Spring 2015. This spring I want to re-purpose my blog conversations by making them interactive in two ways. This spring we will work our way through our adopted College Values. We will publically ponder (unfinished reflections) each of these values. After all, the respectful exchange of ideas is an essential part of […]

Accreditation Action Letter and Report 7-8-14

Dear Colleagues, I would like to update the College on the outcome of our recent accreditation visit and the actions taken by the Commission. As you will recall, the visiting team acknowledged that the College had made significant progress on all recommendations; however, we had not yet fully satisfied all of them in the six […]

Welcome Back

Dear colleagues, Welcome back to the spring semester. This is sure to be an exciting semester with our nearly 900 classroom sections and a list of critical projects including: preparing the response to our most recent ACCJC accreditation report, responding to the Student Success and Support Plan, getting our Title III grant activities off the […]

Happy New Year!

I can’t believe it’s 2014 already. With the new year comes some exciting projects and new initiatives. Randy Flint has been hired as our new Project Manager for Measure M. He will be working closely with many of you as we move our Facilities Master Plan forward.  Out the gate we have begun work on […]

Janet’s News

The Great Shakeout – On October18th, as the rest of the State was shaking at 10:18 a.m., Golden West was working away teaching students. This year, Golden West decided to have their earthquake drill at 7:30 p.m. to test the preparation of the campus during evening classes.  Many of us that would typically not be […]

Omid’s Updates

I have been serving in my current role for exactly four months today.  As I reflect on my tenure at GWC for the past 20 years, I believe this to be the most transformational period that I have experienced. The national shift in focus from activities to outcomes, the increased focus on data-informed decisions, and […]

First DID YOU KNOW? Contest

By Wes Bryan – DID YOU KNOW – how we use these facts? We post Did You Know facts – in more places, than the box on the right hand side of Wavelength. They become talking points in many presentations. Some are posted on our campus marquee, fondly referred to as Big Ed, which flashes messages […]