Walking on the Ledge
JCCC’s Evening Students Continue to Lose Support
I was disappointed to learn that JCCC plans to end its Knight Watch or WEA (Weekend/Evening Administrator) position. As someone who has worked at JCCC in the evening and who has also taken evening classes (not at the same time), I can tell you this change will adversely affect students.
Here’s the information as posted today on the JCCC electronic mail server, Infolist:
Knight Watch program as it currently exists ends June 30
The services provided by the Knight Watch program will end on June 30 in the format you have experienced it the last two years.
There is a possibility, however, that the services Knight Watch has offered may be available in a somewhat different format or venue beginning in the fall.
As soon as additional information is available, the college community will be advised of the results of current efforts to provide some alternative evening and weekend assistance to students, faculty, staff and visitors.
OK so let me be blunt, this talk about this program possibly coming back, well, that’s what they said when they closed the Student Health Center in 2009 — and JCCC has been without one ever since.
Why will ending this program will hurt students? Continue reading