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SDO Office Hours: Study Abroad Programs (Wed,. 2/6/20)

11 February 2020

Andrea Lee and Drew Gephart stopped by the Staff Development Office Online Office Hours to explain how faculty can build a study abroad program.
For students, these types of experiences can be life changing. Many have not had the chance to travel abroad and away from family, so these types of opportunities give them perspectives beyond classroom and online education. In addition, Andrea mentioned the Dance Department at Laney was reinvigorated by creating this capstone experiences to Ghana and Haiti. Other programs include Critical Thinking in Belize, Cosmetology in London, and Business in Japan.
Faculty who develop these programs and recruit enough students to join have the cost of travel subsidized and are paid for the course(s) they teach. In addition, the Office of International Education provides logistical support for the creation and implementation of each class.
Recruiting students and helping them raise funds for their trip requires a great deal of attention and support. While scholarships are given to some students, many must create a plan to raise money through direct donations, savings, and events.
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Laney’s Poor People Campaign, Tuesday, 2/25/2020

7 February 2020

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Laney’s Poor People Campaign will host its semesterly event  focused on Basic Needs and Elections. Location: Laney Forum (map).

In the evening, there will be a presidential candidate debate in the Laney Bistro from 6 – 9 pm.

Classes are welcome!

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Spring 2020 Staff Development Office Newsletters

27 January 2020

Please see the latest Staff Development Office newsletters for the Spring 2020 year:

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Distance Education Online Workshops (Spring 2020)

22 January 2020

Distance Education coordinators will provide online trainings during the Spring 2020 term:

  1. How to Make Videos with Screencast-Chris Bernard-Wednesday, January 29th, 11am-12pm in Confer Zoom
  2. How to be Inclusive Online-Monica Ambalal-Friday, March 6th, 11am-12pm  in Confer Zoom 
  3. Regular and Effective Contact-Jennifer Fowler, Monday, April 6th, 3pm4pm in Confer Zoom
  4. How to Apply the OEI Course Design Rubric to your Class-Chelsea Cohen, May 7th, 11am-12pm in Confer Zoom

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Staff Development Office Newsletters: Announcements before Spring 2020

8 January 2020

In order to publicize the workshops, presenters, and meetings at Peralta Community College District’s flex day at Merritt College, these bulletins were sent out:

  1. Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  2. Thursday, January 9, 2020 (forthcoming)
  3. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (forthcoming)

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Spring 2020: Pre-Semester Flex Days

6 January 2020

District Flex Day

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Merritt College


College Flex Days

Friday, January 17, 2020


Berkeley City College

College of Alameda

Laney College

Merritt College

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