Join Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., and Dr. Cynthia Mahabir on today’s episode of C-Direct TV. Honored with the special Chancellor’s Award at Flex Day, Dr. Mahabir explains her many years of activism and scholarship on the work of part-time faculty. Enjoy!
Fall Semester’s District Flex Day was held at Laney College on August 17, 2016. If you missed the opening session, which included the Flex Day Address by Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., you can find videos of the session plus the text of the Chancellor’s address and his PowerPoint presentation here: http://web.peralta.edu/chancellor/chancellors-flex-day-address/
You can watch a video of the morning presentations, from opening remarks by Oakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney, to our shared governance leadership, and from the Chancellor’s address and an inspiring student perspective from Earl Taylor, to the keynote by Gaeir Dietrich of the State Chancellor’s Office. The video is here: http://bit.ly/PCCDFlexSpring16 and the Chancellor’s address begins at about 1:16:00.
Miriam Zamora-Kantor, Peralta’s Staff Development Officer, did a splendid job putting together this semester’s program and MCing the event. You can view the day’s agenda here: Flex Day Agenda Jan 2016
The Peralta Colleges celebrated a very special Flex Day to kick off a new semester and welcome our new Chancellor, Jowel Laguerre. Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined the festivities, filling the packed Odell Johnson Theater with words of encouragement and inspiration. Board President Meredith Brown, faculty members and staff leadership also spoke at this joyous event!
The Peralta family was treated to an outstanding performance by the Jiklele dance group, hosted by Laney’s very own dance department.
We look forward to a new semester with more fantastic happenings at Peralta and a heartfelt welcome to Chancellor Jowel Laguerre. Many thanks to Congresswoman Barbara Lee and her staff for sharing this momentous day with us!
If you missed Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre’s District Flex Day address, “The NEW Peralta Way,” you can watch it, Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s opening remarks and Board of Trustees President Meredith Brown’s inspiring introduction on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/FlexDayFall2015Stream (Dr. Laguerre’s address begins at about 2:25:50, the Congresswoman’s remarks at 22:05 and President Brown’s at 38:10).
Welcome to a new school year! Please join faculty and staff in welcoming our new Chancellor, Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., on District FlexDay, Wednesday August 19th, 8;30 a.m., at Laney College’s Odell Johnson Theatre. We’ll be joined by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and the Chancellor will present his State of the District address.
If you cannot make Flex Day in person, you can watch the live video stream of the morning session starting at 9:00 am — with remarks from Congresswoman Lee, Board President Brown, Chancellor Laguerre and others — on the Peralta TV’s Youtube Channel: http://bit.ly/FlexDayFall2015Stream (Dr. Laguerre’s address begins at about 2:25:50, the Congresswoman’s remarks at 22:05 and President Brown’s at 38:10).
Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to attend District Flex Day on August 19, 2015, at Laney College in the Odell Johnson Theater, For more information, please visit http://web.peralta.edu/staff-development/
If you are a faculty member, you won’t want to miss District Flex Day, January 14, 2015, 9:00am – 3:30pm, in the Laney College Theater.
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Powell, “Equality in America: Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King.”
An interactive discussion on the educational, life opportunities and possibilities for all students.
Chancellor José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., will also give his annual Flex Day address.
Peralta Colleges Flex Day activities for Fall 2012 will take place at Laney College on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. There is a full day of exciting programs and informative workshops and everyone is encouraged to participate.
The day’s events, beginning at the Laney College Theatre, include:
9:00 a.m. Welcome by Tamika Brown, District Staff Development Officer
9:15 a.m. Introduction by Dr. Elñora Tena Webb, Laney College President
9:30 a.m. State of The District Address by Dr. José M. Ortiz, Chancellor
10:00 a.m. Shared Governance and Union Leaders Presentations by Karolyn Van Putten, DAS President; Matthew Goldstein, PFT President; James Blake, Classified President; and Abigail Brewer, Local 1021 Representative
10:15 a.m. State of the Budget by Ron Gerhard, Vice Chancellor, Budget and Finance
10:30 a.m. “Don’t Isolate, Integrate! Empowering & Engaging Students” by Seattle Central Community College Consultants and Co-Presenters
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Working Lunch, District-Wide Discipline Meetings, Laney E Building
Flex Day was a great opportunity for Instructors and Administrators to discuss their common goals at providing a great learning atmosphere for students new and returning at the Peralta Colleges. We talked to individual instructors and asked them about their upcoming semester!