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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu., 9/24/19

24 September 2019

Hello Peralta,
I was lucky to go to UC Santa Cruz when instead of letter grades, I opted to receive narrative evaluations. Over twenty years later, I can read a professor’s single-spaced comments on essays I wrote, discussions sections that were too much too early, and the results of tests that I’ve long forgotten. This week, we’ll explore Contract Grading with Kelly Pernell (BCC, math) who’s experimenting with a new approach to how we assign value to student work and effort.
Staff Development Office Hour: Contract Grading: What Is It? Why Try It?
Th, 9/26/19, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Teaching Tip: 
Here’s a diagram for developing civic inquiries that uses a “social justice approach to student learning.”

Interested in Equity?

Here’s a Matrix of Equity Trainings from around the state.
 Please forward other opportunities AND ideas for what Peralta can create!
W, 9/25, 9-1, Laney College
Online Teaching Workshops
Presenter: Chelsea Cohen
Laney’s Distance Education Coordinator
What is Regular/Effective Contact?, 10/11, 12 – 1
Save the Date:
Solidarity in Mental Health 
(last year’s video and notice)
10/16, Berkeley City College
Contact: BCC’s Wellness Center, Janine Greer
College and District Office Flex Days
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Please be on the look out for more information on all 5 events!
presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College
Currently Seeking Presentation Proposals 
F, 12/6/19
“More than ever before, our colleges are seeking innovative solutions 
and best practices to address basic needs insecurity among our students.”

Other Events, Conferences, and Workshops

Online workshops by 3CSN: Registration & Workshop Descriptions
Multiple Measures Assessment Project
Statewide Report on Access, Enrollment, and Success: F, 9/27/19, 12 – 1 pm
And more!
Reclaiming Our Narrative:
 Conscious Collaboration and Innovation through Leadership
(Note: Peralta students and employees are free)
Th, 10/17/19 – F, 10/18/19
Chabot College
11/13 – 11/15, $10,000 for a team of 10
Faculty Association of California Community College Events:
Topics include, the state budget, policy, academic freedom, etc.
Staff Development Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:15 pm
This Week: Contract Grading: What Is It? How Might It Transform Student Learning?
Bring your questions and suggestions!


Phone +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 210 466 2570
  • Flex Day Schedule for Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year ([http://Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Academic Year]PDF):
    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — College Flex
    • Spring 2020
    • Thursday, January 16, 2020 — District Flex
    • Friday, January 17, 2010 — College Flex
    • Thursday, March 19, 2020 — College Flex
What I’ve been reading and watching…

If you’re reading anything that you want to share, please send a link!

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