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Spring 2019: College Midterm Flex Day Agendas

18 March 2019

Hello Peralta,

Here are the college midterm flex agendas:

Berkeley City College

College of Alameda

Laney College

Merritt College

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Staff Development Office Hour: Guided Pathways Debrief (Th., 3/14/19)

14 March 2019

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, during a discussion of the Guided Pathways initiatives at our four colleges, we asked a number of excellent questions and gathered resources that might help others understand the initiative, the research, and ways to move forward with the work. Thanks to Catherine Nichols and Stefani deVito for many of the materials!

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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

staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu

Reporting Staff Development Hours (FT Faculty)
This reporting took is for Full-Time/Contract Faculty ONLY. Please complete this beta-survey here:
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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SDO Newsletter: W, 2/20/2019

20 February 2019

Hello Peralta,

If you haven’t heard, the state-wide initiatives around Guided Pathways and AB705 are under full swing at each of our colleges. There are resources available through a variety of online resources to learn more. For instance, through the Vision Resource Center, here are two one-page examples of how colleges approached the adoption of meta-majors: Skyline College and Mt. San Antonio , and thanks to Mary Shaughnessy, a number of us gathered at the Laney Forum to watch a Guided Pathways webinar today on Onboarding.

On to the rest of the Staff Development Office news!

Reporting Staff Development Hours (FT Faculty)

Status tracker: 5 full-time faculty reporting thus far.

This reporting took is for Full-Time/Contract Faculty ONLY. Please complete this beta-survey as the Staff Development Office builds appropriate tracking and reporting tools to celebrate and support our work:
Events and Training Opportunities
  • AB 705 Data Revision Project Regional Meeting: Tu., 3/5/19, Skyline.
  • Guided Pathways webinars including “Student Support, Staying on the Path. What Does It Look Like? (Register Now, 2/27/19, 12 – 1 p.m.). If you’d like to set up post-meeting Zoom-based discussions, let me know! 
  • Leadership Community of Practice (LCoP) by 3CSN: Infusing Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives. Application Due Mar. 1: https://bit.ly/2Sqadcr.
  • In the only conference that I know made by and for part-time faculty, USF is hosting an Adjunct Rhetoric Conference, which also includes workshops useful for people through all disciplines. Mar. 3, 9-4. RSVP by 2/22/19. (fr. Sabrina Nelson)

  • 3CSN’s Regional Sharing Summit for cross-functional teams that will look into AB705, Guided Pathways, and College Promise implementation. Fri., Apr 12RSVP link.
  • Reading Apprenticeship Conference: “Literacy at the Heart of Institutional Change.” Fri., May 3 – Sat., May 4: RSVP Link.
Articles and Resources
Professional Development Funding
  • Faculty and staff can apply for professional development funding through your college PD committees! Contact them for more information on the application process.

One last note:

During the first week of class this term, my students were building our class norms when we had an interesting discussion about how the varying levels of “status” in the class changes how well groups perform. In that same two week period, a Reading Apprenticeship colleague mentioned a book on “Complex Instruction,” which is also an area of study at Stanford. The approach is really about how to get a diverse group of students (and people) to work together equitably even when there are differences in abilities, power, and status. Interesting stuff for the classroom, and perhaps even more relevant for our work with each other.

Thanks!

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Wed., 2/6/19

6 February 2019

Hello Peralta and Happy Year of the Pig!

I recently took a deeper dive into the California Community Colleges Vision Resource Center website to find information on professional development, and I was impressed by the range of topics, trainings, and information. While it’s far from perfect, I like that it is curated by people in the California Community College system, so most of the information is relevant to our work. I could even see potential workshops that primarily are to help others wade through the different options.

If you do find something that might be useful to others, please send it to me!  I’ll be sure to add it to the list of resources I send out biweekly! For now, here are a few interesting things to check out:

  • Content from Lynda.com
  • Analysis of the Governor’s Budget
  • Online Trainings on various issues including anger, change, and program management
  • Community Discussion Boards on Professional Development, Equity, Distance Education, Career Education, and more!

Scott

Staff Development Officer

staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu

Reporting Staff Development Hours (FT Faculty)
This reporting took is for Full-Time/Contract Faculty ONLY. Please complete this beta-survey as the Staff Development Office builds appropriate tracking and reporting tools to celebrate and support our work:
Staff Development Office Hours 
Thursday, February 14, 12:15 – 1:15
 
Zoom https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/960049670 or call (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 960 049 670
  • Topic: Why would students rather read from their phones rather than for my class? An Introduction to the Reading Apprenticeship Framework 
    • This interactive and reflective workshop will take a closer look at the social and personal dimensions of reading for all students (and even us!). Please come on time!
    • Future Topics: If you have great topics to share, please contact me to organize a time and date!
Events and Training Opportunities
  • Applying for a Full-Time Faculty Position (part 2): The Interview.  Fri., Feb 8, 1 – 4 pm, COA, D206. RSVP Link.
  • Online Equity Training. This 6-week Peralta-created training guides you through the process of building (or revising) an online or hybrid class to meet CVC-OEI standards and Peralta’s equity standards. Contact: Inger Stark. Kickoff: Mon., Feb 11.
  • The Schools Oakland Deserves, A Black History Month Forum, featuring Keith Brown, President of Oakland Education Association. Laney College Forum, Tue., Feb 12, 12 – 2 pm.
  • UndocuGrad Conference, Santa Rosa JC. Navigating the world of undergrad and graduate programs while undocumented. (Registration Link). Santa Rosa Junior College. Sat., Feb 16. Contact achristenson@peralta.edu for carpool information.
  • Leadership Community of Practice (LCoP) by 3CSN: Infusing Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives. Application Due Mar. 1: https://bit.ly/2Sqadcr.
  • 3CSN’s Regional Sharing Summit for cross-functional teams that will look into AB705, Guided Pathways, and College Promise implementation. Fri., Apr 12RSVP link.
  • Reading Apprenticeship Conference: “Literacy at the Heart of Institutional Change.” Fri., May 3 – Sat., May 4: RSVP Link.
Articles and Resources
Column Advancement
  • Finished with Course?: If you have completed courses that you would like to apply toward column advancement, you MUST turn in those transcripts to HR by the end of the 4th week of instruction in order to have those changes included in this term’s pay checks. Please do it sooner if possible.
  • Undergraduate Courses: If you are taking undergraduate classes and you would like to apply those to column advancement (no more than 20 units), you must submit this form (download: Column Advancement Request) to staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. It will take up to 1-month for a response.
Professional Development Funding
  • Faculty and staff can apply for professional development funding through your college PD committees! Contact them for more information on the application process

What I’m reading:

“To interrupt white fragility, we need to build our capacity to sustain the discomfort of not knowing, the discomfort of being racially unmoored, the discomfort of racial humility…” (14) from White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

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Professional Development Newsletter and District Flex Day Debrief (Th, 1/24/19)

24 January 2019

Hello Peralta,

I hope the start of your spring term is going well!  If you haven’t already done so, please fill out this Spring 2019 Flex Day Evaluation for the District’s Professional Development day on Thursday, 1/17/19.

(workshops: Classified Leadership, Community Events, and Reading Apprenticeship)

Thank you to all those who attended and participated in the District Flex on Thursday or your college flex days on Friday. According to the morning sign-ins at the Laney Theater, we had nearly 200 people in the Theater with half from Laney and the rest divided between the three other colleges and the district offices. Almost 100 of the attendees were full-time faculty with part-time faculty, classified professionals, and administrators, and by lunchtime, a number of others arrived just in time for our late morning workshops or lunchtime discipline and area meetings.

Here are a few links if you’d like to dive-in:

If you have any additional materials from these workshops or presentations, please send them to me to post on our website!

 
Articles, Events, and Links


Column Advancement
  • Finished with Course?: If you have completed courses that you would like to apply toward column advancement, you MUST turn in those transcripts to HR by the end of the 4th week of instruction in order to have those changes included in this term’s pay checks. Please do it sooner if possible.
  • Undergraduate Courses: If you are taking undergraduate classes and you would like to apply those to column advancement (no more than 20 units), you must submit this form (download: Column Advancement Request) to staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. It will take up to 1-month for a response.
Planning for Future PD
  • Don’t forget that you can apply for professional development funding through your college committees, propose workshops or activities for the mid-semester flex days (Th., 3/21/19), and work with your departments through program review to make plans for future professional development. AND, if you’d like to propose an online Staff Development Office Hour discussion, don’t hesitate to contact me at staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu.

Have a great spring term!

Scott

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College Flex Day Agendas: Friday, 1/18/19

15 January 2019

Here are the agendas for each of our college flex days! Thanks to all of the chairs and committees for their hard work!

When:

Friday, January 18, 2019

Where:

Berkeley City College Flex Agenda

College of Alameda Flex Agenda

Laney College Flex Agenda

Merritt College Flex Agenda

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu, 12/11/18

11 December 2018

Dear Peralta, 

As we wind down the term, please be sure to put our upcoming flex day events in your calendars!

Please RSVP here

RSVP for PCCD’s District Flex (Th, 1/17/18)

Save the Dates:

Thursday, January 17th — District Flex
Friday, January 18th, — College Flex
District Flex Topics:
  • Equity in Our Classrooms — How can rubric help us define and assess what makes a class (online or in person) equitable?
  • Lowering the Costs of Education — How can Open Educational Resources support our students? (Video: Kingsborough CC students on OER)
  • Classified Leadership and Governance — What kinds of PD can classified professionals plan and lead?
  • Community Events: How can we leverage events to teach our students and connect with our communities? (#communityevents)
  • Reading Apprenticeship: What happens when students (don’t) read for class? (Video: RA in a First Year Seminar)
  • How do we assess equity? Creating an Equity Rubric for teaching and learning.
  • Dual Enrollment: What’s the latest news for dual enrollment in Peralta?
  • Starfish: A report from the first term of early alerts.
  • Fulbright Scholars Program and the Office of International Education — How Peralta connects with the world.
  • Facilitated discipline meetings
  • Draft of the Agenda will be available soon!
 
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Office Hours: Ideas for next term? Should we continue them? What topics should make a return? New issues to address? Please email staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu with suggestions!
 
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Reminders:
  • Faculty Column Advancement Requests for lower division classes must be submitted to the SDO. Column advancement transcripts must be submitted to HR by the 4th week of the term (if you want it to apply to that term).
  • Faculty Evaluations — please be sure to finish up your paperwork!
 
Articles, Events, and Links


Canvas Discussions
(Please make suggestions for how we might use Canvas for our own professional learning)
Enroll with this link (Enroll in Staff Development Canvas) and then join any of these discussions:
A quick primer on Communities of Practice.

Things to look forward to from the Staff Development Office in Spring 2019:

  • Beta-testing a form where full-time/contract faculty will report how they meet their professional development obligations
  • Piloting Focused Inquiry Groups  (see the proposal for funding here: Piloting Inquiries and CoPs in Peralta)
  • Improvements to the SDO website and Canvas shell (make suggestions by emailing staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu)
  • More connection with the Benefits office
  • A professional development day for district classified professionals

Have a nice holiday break and congrats to the Laney football team!

Scott

Scott Hoshida

Staff Development Officer

(preferred pronouns: he/him)

staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu

Peralta Community College District

http://web.peralta.edu/staff-development/

510-466-7313

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu, 12/4/18

4 December 2018

Hello Peralta,

Welcome back from our short break as we slide into the final weeks of the term.

In the spirit of giving and service:
For those interested in helping fire victims, two campaigns are raising relief funds for the staff/faculty and students of Butte College. Among the many ways Peralta supports our communities, PFT is collecting warm winter clothes and is organizing people to serve meals at St. Vincent De Paul(Sign-Up HERE); the Office of International Education is collecting toys to distribute to foster agencies (due this Friday).

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In the Staff Development world, we’re gearing up for Flex Days to kick off the spring term. Please mark your calendars:

Thursday, January 17th — District Flex
Friday, January 18th, — College Flex
One of our feature presentations will be on OER, or Open Educational Resources. Here’s a video of students’ opinions from Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn. The tagline: THE MONEY MATTERS. 
 
Other District Flex Topics:
  • Classified Leadership and Governance: A facilitated discussion
  • Community Events: How can we leverage events to support students (i.e., Solidarity in Mental Health, Housing Insecurity and Voting, Mental Health in the Hood)?
  • Reading Apprenticeship: What happens when students (don’t) read for class?
  • A discussion of Reinventing Community Collegethe book that informs Guided Pathways policies.
  • How do we assess equity? Creating an Equity Rubric for teaching and learning.
  • Dual Enrollment:
  • Starfish: A report from the first term
  • Focused Inquiry Groups: How you can apply for funding for collaborative, inquiry-based professional development.
  • Fulbright Scholars Program and the Office of International Education.
  • Facilitated discipline meetings.
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Join the Staff Development Office Advisory Committee by emailing staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 5th, 10 am (online).

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Office Hours: Thursday, November 30th, 12:15 pm — A discussion on how to improve flex days!
 
Articles, Events, and Links


Canvas Discussions
Enroll with this link (Enroll in Staff Development Canvas) and then join any of these discussions:

A quick primer on Communities of Practice

And, just in case you’ve been reading about censure, here’s the Wikipedia entry: Censure in the US.

Feedback on the Staff Development Office website or newsletters, please send them to staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu.

Thanks!

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Staff Development Office Newsletter – Tu, 11/27/18

28 November 2018

Hello Peralta,

Welcome back from our short break as we slide into the final weeks of the term.

In the spirit of giving and service:
For those interested in helping fire victims, two campaigns are raising relief funds for the staff/faculty and students of Butte College. Among the many ways Peralta supports our communities, PFT is collecting warm winter clothes and is organizing people to serve meals at St. Vincent De Paul(Sign-Up HERE); the Office of International Education is collecting toys to distribute to foster agencies (due this Friday).

***

In the Staff Development world, we’re gearing up for Flex Days to kick off the spring term. Please mark your calendars:

Thursday, January 17th — District Flex
Friday, January 18th, — College Flex
One of our feature presentations will be on OER, or Open Educational Resources. Here’s a video of students’ opinions from Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn. The tagline: THE MONEY MATTERS. 
 
Other District Flex Topics:
  • Classified Leadership and Governance: A facilitated discussion
  • Community Events: How can we leverage events to support students (i.e., Solidarity in Mental Health, Housing Insecurity and Voting, Mental Health in the Hood)?
  • Reading Apprenticeship: What happens when students (don’t) read for class?
  • A discussion of Reinventing Community Collegethe book that informs Guided Pathways policies.
  • How do we assess equity? Creating an Equity Rubric for teaching and learning.
  • Dual Enrollment:
  • Starfish: A report from the first term
  • Focused Inquiry Groups: How you can apply for funding for collaborative, inquiry-based professional development.
  • Fulbright Scholars Program and the Office of International Education.
  • Facilitated discipline meetings.
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Join the Staff Development Office Advisory Committee by emailing staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 5th, 10 am (online).

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Office Hours: Thursday, November 30th, 12:15 pm — A discussion on how to improve flex days!
 
Articles, Events, and Links


Canvas Discussions
Enroll with this link (Enroll in Staff Development Canvas) and then join any of these discussions:

A quick primer on Communities of Practice

And, just in case you’ve been reading about censure, here’s the Wikipedia entry:Censure in the US.

Feedback on the Staff Development Office website or newsletters, please send them to staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu.

Thanks!

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