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Academic Excellence – PERSIST at Berkeley City College

17 March 2016


PERSIST – Personal Initiative and Social Transformation

PERSIST is a program at Berkeley City College that acts as a gateway toward achievable workforce preparedness and knowledge-based careers. Students in PERSIST identify and focus on an issue vital to their living and learning environment, working in teams on a semester-long project, gaining academic skills as well as insight on the problems facing their communities. This learning cohort approach acknowledges and even draws on the students’ personal and academic experiences that often hinders their ability to succeed. Different learning styles are identified as strengths. PERSIST students use them to develop communication and leadership skills while acquiring math, writing and critical thinking skills crucial to a certificate program or degree.

Every PERSIST faculty member is ideally trained in the ACE curriculum. Beginning in 2010, BCC has hosted its own ACE-approved Five-Day Experiential Learning Institute (FELI) each summer, held during the first or second week of June. ACE Master Mentors/PERSIST faculty Shannon Penn and Chris Lebo-Planas have co-facilitated each of the five FELIs held on site. As a result, more than 50 BCC faculty, administrators and support staff have been trained in this transformative educational model. Many more colleagues from other campuses and partnered community organizations have as well.

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Peralta Matters – Berkeley City College

30 April 2012. 0 comments

Peralta Matters is our monthly public affairs talk show, offering unique perspectives on the Peralta Colleges experience. This month, host Jay Calhoun sat down with Berkeley City College’s; Dr. Linda Berry, Chris Lebo-Planas and Student Body President Connor Murphy.

Check out this brief re-cap, and watch the full episode on PeraltaTV Tuesdays at 6:30 or Fridays at 12:30 pm.

(Comcast Channel 27/28 – Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont or AT&T U-Verse Channel 99)

See full video here.

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Peralta Matters – Berkeley City College

19 April 2012. 0 comments

Join Jay for a series of episodes highlighting our four colleges. This month from Berkeley City College, Vice President of Instruction Linda Berry talks about some of the exciting programs and innovative educational strategies offered at BCC. English Professor Chris Lebo-Planas describes the committed culture of teaching. And Student Body President tells of his own journey to student activism.

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