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SDO Newsletter: Th, 3/7/19

7 March 2019

Hello Peralta,
This coming Monday, March 11, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Dr. Adrienne Coleman, an expert on equity in STEM fields, will give a short talk to introduce a framework for creating equity for Black and Latinx students. See the attached flyer for more information, and if you’d like  lunch, please RSVP here.
This spring, as Guided Pathways and AB705 teams continue organizing themselves–watching webinars, building inquiries and communities of practice, and confronting the realities of the work–these state-wide references provide examples and research to help our work:

And, a quick reminder that Thursday, March 21st, colleges will be hosting professional development activities. Take pictures if you can and send them in to document all of your work!

Scott Hoshida

Staff Development Officer


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Staff Development Office Hours 
  • Guided Pathways Discussion: Thursday, 3/14, 12:15 – 1:15 pm via Zoom
    • This discussion will give an overview of the policies that led to Guided Pathways, the current plans and activities for the initiative, and will address questions from participants.
    • Future Topics: If you have great topics to share, please contact me to organize a time and date!
Events and Training Opportunities
Articles and Resources
What I’m Reading and Listening to…
“[We] can sit with shame and not wither.” 

From a conversation on misogyny with philosopher Kate Manne discussing the debates around political correctness, free speech, and shame on The Ezra Klein Show.

And, from Trish Nelson, a reading she shares with students onimpostor syndrome:

Feeling like you have failed can lead you to analyze why you didn’t succeed as much as you expected in a particular area, and that helps you do better the next time around. In some ways, impostor syndrome can teach you to persevere… And that is perhaps the most important lesson we can teach this next generation of leaders.”

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