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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tuesday, 8/29/2019

29 August 2019

Hello Peralta,
This Staff Development Office Newsletter is back this Fall! Please take a look at some of the offerings, including a brainstorming session on office hour topics this Thursday, column advancement requests, and suggestions for an improved evaluation experience for instructional faculty.
For those mourning the sudden loss of librarian and colleague ,Phillippa Caldeira, the Benefits Office is working to provide bereavement support with Laney College.
Events, Trainings, and Conferences:

a full calendar of FREE events at UC Berkeley, including:

9/12, Ibrahim X. Kendi
9/19, California’s First Surgeon General
who appeared in Resilience, the film.

Webinar: “Help Families Build Family Preparedness Plans”
Th, 9/5/19, 12 – 1 p.m.
Merritt, Newton/Seale Student Lounge (R10)

English/ESL, F, 9/6/19
Math, Sa, 9/7/19
9/16/19-11/23/19, $175
11/13 – 11/15, $10,000 for a team of 10

10/9/19 – 10/11/19, Burlingame, $605–$755


Staff Development Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:15 pm
This Week: Brainstorming Office Hour Topics


Phone 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
  • Column Advancement

    • If you’ve been approved to use a lower-division course for salary advancement (up to 20 units), please submit official transcripts with your Course Request to the Human Resources Generalist assigned to your college. Or, if you’re submitting graduate-level coursework, please submit official transcripts directly to HR.
What I’m Reading and Watching:
  • Kevin Birmingham, the first part-time faculty to win the Truman Capote Award, writes a scathing critique of the systemic exploitation of part-time faculty. “The Great Shame of Our Profession”
  • UC Berkeley and Upward Mobility “The culture of intellectual Darwinism undermines the goal of equity in an era when so many students arrive without the cultural or financial resources once taken for granted…. California needs a master plan for equity, a goal that would take a combination of vision, political will and acumen.
  • “… How Bridging Creates Conditions to Solve Problems” . “..a deeper move is to move from interests to values and values to being.”
  • “The Anti-College Is on the Rise” “Programs like Wayfinding Academy — although they do help students translate their vocation into a job — represent a revolt against treating the student as a future wage-earner. “

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