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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Wednesday, 9/4/19

4 September 2019

Hello Peralta,

This Thursday (9/5/19)  from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, I’ll be discussing two early-term issues that can be quite vexing: Faculty Evaluations and Column Advancement. Please check out the link below to sign-in via Zoom and see all the other professional learning events available!




Webinar: “Help Families Build Family Preparedness Plans”
Th, 9/5/19, 12 – 1 p.m.
Merritt, Newton/Seale Student Lounge (R10) Register HERE
“This workshop will train people working with immigrant parents in California 
to conduct family preparedness workshops.”
College and District Offices Flex Days
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
This year, in addition to flex days at each of the 4 colleges, 
the District Offices will be organizing professional development activities. 
Please be on the look out for more information on all 5 events!
presented by the Community College League of CA with Laney College
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

English/ESL, F, 9/6/19
Math, Sa, 9/7/19
Multiple Measures Assessment Project
Early Implementers Report, W, 9/11/19, 12 – 1 pm
Statewide Report on Access, Enrollment, and Success: F, 9/27/19, 12 – 1 pm
And more!
9/16/19-11/23/19, $175
10/9/19 – 10/11/19, Burlingame, $605–$755


11/13 – 11/15, $10,000 for a team of 10
Staff Development Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:15 pm

This Week: Column Advancement and Faculty Evaluations



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’ve been reading…
  • “We spend a tremendous amount of time with our co-workers.  They touch our lives every day.  We work together, laugh together, complain to one another, experience successes and failures together, have good days together, and bad days together.  Many times we consider our co-workers friends, sometimes we consider them family.  And yet when we experience the death of a co-worker we often don’t feel we have permission to grieve in the way we would grieve another friend or family member…” from
  • “We came to know the downtown Oakland skyline better than we did any sacred mountain range, the redwoods in the Oakland hills better than any other deep wild forest. We know the sound of the freeway better than we do rivers, the howl of distant trains better than wolf howls, we know the smell of gas and freshly wet concrete and burned rubber better than we do the smell of cedar or sage or even fry bread–which isn’t traditional, like reservations aren’t traditional, but nothing is original, everything comes from something that came before, which was once nothing. Everything is new and doomed. We ride buses, trains, and cars across, over, and under concrete plains. Being Indian has never been about returning to the land. The land is everywhere or nowhere.”
    — Tommy Orange, There, There. (NYT Review)

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