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Sabbatical Awardees: Spring 2019

30 April 2019

On April 9, 2019, the Board of Trustees approved the following sabbaticals that had been reviewed and selected by each college’s Professional Development committee:

Sabbatical Awarded to College Discipline Proposal Scope of Work
Alicia Caballero-Christenson Laney Mexican/Latin American Studies and Ethnic Studies Ancestral Sacred Traditions Create a course on curanderismo, a series of workshops on healing for Laney, and build a study abroad network to study these traditions.
Jackie Graves Laney English Why We Wake Up: A Memoir Complete revision and seek publication of her memoir that shares the near death of her sister, the untangling of family trauma, and their journey of healing.
Scott Hoshida BCC English Research to Propose Changes to PD in Peralta Interview PD practitioners and experts in the field, develop an annotated bibliography of research, and draft and present a proposal for changes to professional development in Peralta
Cora Leighton BCC Communication Harnessing the Power of Mediated Communication to Increase Success in Online Communication Courses Publish a Canvas Database of best practices for online communication courses; revise course outlines to reflect recent pedagogical practices in online communication courses; prepare and schedule a Flex Day Workshop on best practices in online courses that involve or could employ communication activities (in other words any course); outline the needed infrastructure, technology and staffing required to create a Communication Workshop for the future.
Mary Shaughnessy COA Counseling — EOPS Develop Proficiency in Spanish Achieve Spanish proficiency in order to serve COA’s Latinx students and families who are undocumented.
Stefanie Ulrey COA English Create Non-Credit Transition Classes for ESOL and Bilingual Students Research transition programs for ESOL and bilingual students, develop non-credit courses for COAs students, and launch three courses upon her return.

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tues., 4/30/19

30 April 2019

A few quick notes for this week:
  • Sabbatical Awardees: On Thursday, May 2nd, 12:15 – 1:15, a few sabbatical awardees will share the projects and activities selected by their colleges Professional Development Committees. (Zoom info: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/960049670. Phone:1 646 876 9923, Meeting ID: 960 049 670)
  • Faculty Professional Development Survey: This survey will planning for next year’s professional development activities, so please be sure to fill out this form! (note: classified and administrative surveys coming soon!)
  • “Making Higher Education Just” The second lecture on this page (with transcripts) by Dr. Estela Mara Bensimon explains the role of “Equity-Minded Competencies” in achieving racial equity in higher education.
  • Planning for next year! If you’re at all interested in presenting during the opening flex days at the district or colleges, please contact either your college professional development committees or me directly. We’ve already begun mapping out the year!

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SDO Newsletter: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

25 April 2019

Hello Peralta,
As we wind down the term (with a flurry of meetings, finals, and more meetings), you might want to check out COA’s FabLab like I did during the SDO Office Hour on Maker Spaces with Maria Guzman, and this Thursday we’ll take a closer look at social justice centers, curriculum, and activities!
An Online Conversation on Social Justice in Peralta
with Alicia Caballero-Christenson from Laney College’s Social Justice Center
Thursday, April 25, 12:15 – 1:15 pm
 Ph: 1 646 876 9923; Meeting ID: 960 049 670
Faculty PD Survey To plan for the Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 term, faculty please take this Staff Development Survey: Staff Development Faculty Survey https://forms.gle/wAqs78Hyt9WVCJKQ8

Administrator and Classified Surveys will be sent out during the next month!

Events, Initiatives, and Everything Else

  • Student Funding Formula webinars can be found on the State Chancellor’s Office
  • Reading Apprenticeship Conference: “Literacy at the Heart of Institutional Change.” Fri., May 3 – Sat., May 4: RSVP Link
Reporting Staff Development Hours (FT Faculty)
Status tracker: 17 full-time faculty reporting thus far on Fall 2018.
 
This beta reporting tool is for Full-Time/Contract Faculty ONLY. Please complete this beta-survey as the Staff Development Office builds appropriate tracking and reporting tools to celebrate and support our work:
Podcasts I’ve been listening to:
Dope Labs: Two Ph.D.s in biology and engineering (TiTi and Zakiya) tackle pop culture topics, like “Cuffing Season” and “Wakanda Forever”, and always bring in an expert to help break down the issue. They’re looking for more experts to help the show, too: Experts Needed
Have a great warm week! Time to get those sandals out of the closet!
Scott

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tues., 4/9/19

9 April 2019

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Tu, 3/19/19

19 March 2019

Hi Peralta,
This week each of the college Professional Development Committees (PDCs) have been working hard to come up with great flex day agendas! Here’s a link to check out what every college will be doing:
I’ll be at Merritt College in the morning and will stop by one other college in the afternoon. I hope to see you there!
Scott
Reporting Staff Development Hours (FT Faculty)

Status tracker: 11 full-time faculty reporting thus far on Fall 2018.

This reporting took is for Full-Time/Contract Faculty ONLY. Please complete this beta-survey as the Staff Development Office builds appropriate tracking and reporting tools to celebrate and support our work:
Events, Initiatives, and Everything Else

 

Peralta Events:

  • This evening, Laney’s Social Justice Define American Club is hosting a panel on the Power and Resilience of Immigrant Women of Color, Tu., Mar 19, 4 – 5:15 pm, Laney, D200

  • A group of BCC programs are co-sponsoring a talk on forced family separation in the Rio Grande Valley on Wed., Mar 20, 1:30 – 2:30 pm (223) & 3:00 – 4:00 pm (423)

Initiatives: Guided Pathways, AB705, and Everything Else:

Articles and Resources
  • Faculty Evaluations: Whether you’re being evaluated or evaluating a colleague, take a look at these suggestions to make for a smoother process. (Faculty Evaluation Suggestions)
Professional Development Funding
  • Faculty and staff can apply for professional development funding through your college PD committees! Contact them for more information on the application process.

After a webinar on MyPath, counselors discussed ways to implement this new system facilitated by Mary Shaughnessy:

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Spring 2019: College Midterm Flex Day Agendas

18 March 2019

Hello Peralta,

Here are the college midterm flex agendas:

Berkeley City College

College of Alameda

Laney College

Merritt College

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Staff Development Office Hour: Guided Pathways Debrief (Th., 3/14/19)

14 March 2019

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, during a discussion of the Guided Pathways initiatives at our four colleges, we asked a number of excellent questions and gathered resources that might help others understand the initiative, the research, and ways to move forward with the work. Thanks to Catherine Nichols and Stefani deVito for many of the materials!

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SDO Newsletter: W, 2/20/2019

20 February 2019

Hello Peralta,

If you haven’t heard, the state-wide initiatives around Guided Pathways and AB705 are under full swing at each of our colleges. There are resources available through a variety of online resources to learn more. For instance, through the Vision Resource Center, here are two one-page examples of how colleges approached the adoption of meta-majors: Skyline College and Mt. San Antonio , and thanks to Mary Shaughnessy, a number of us gathered at the Laney Forum to watch a Guided Pathways webinar today on Onboarding.

On to the rest of the Staff Development Office news!

Reporting Staff Development Hours (FT Faculty)

Status tracker: 5 full-time faculty reporting thus far.

This reporting took is for Full-Time/Contract Faculty ONLY. Please complete this beta-survey as the Staff Development Office builds appropriate tracking and reporting tools to celebrate and support our work:
Events and Training Opportunities
  • AB 705 Data Revision Project Regional Meeting: Tu., 3/5/19, Skyline.
  • Guided Pathways webinars including “Student Support, Staying on the Path. What Does It Look Like? (Register Now, 2/27/19, 12 – 1 p.m.). If you’d like to set up post-meeting Zoom-based discussions, let me know! 
  • Leadership Community of Practice (LCoP) by 3CSN: Infusing Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives. Application Due Mar. 1: https://bit.ly/2Sqadcr.
  • In the only conference that I know made by and for part-time faculty, USF is hosting an Adjunct Rhetoric Conference, which also includes workshops useful for people through all disciplines. Mar. 3, 9-4. RSVP by 2/22/19. (fr. Sabrina Nelson)

  • 3CSN’s Regional Sharing Summit for cross-functional teams that will look into AB705, Guided Pathways, and College Promise implementation. Fri., Apr 12RSVP link.
  • Reading Apprenticeship Conference: “Literacy at the Heart of Institutional Change.” Fri., May 3 – Sat., May 4: RSVP Link.
Articles and Resources
Professional Development Funding
  • Faculty and staff can apply for professional development funding through your college PD committees! Contact them for more information on the application process.

One last note:

During the first week of class this term, my students were building our class norms when we had an interesting discussion about how the varying levels of “status” in the class changes how well groups perform. In that same two week period, a Reading Apprenticeship colleague mentioned a book on “Complex Instruction,” which is also an area of study at Stanford. The approach is really about how to get a diverse group of students (and people) to work together equitably even when there are differences in abilities, power, and status. Interesting stuff for the classroom, and perhaps even more relevant for our work with each other.

Thanks!

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Staff Development Office Newsletter: Wed., 2/6/19

6 February 2019

Hello Peralta and Happy Year of the Pig!

I recently took a deeper dive into the California Community Colleges Vision Resource Center website to find information on professional development, and I was impressed by the range of topics, trainings, and information. While it’s far from perfect, I like that it is curated by people in the California Community College system, so most of the information is relevant to our work. I could even see potential workshops that primarily are to help others wade through the different options.

If you do find something that might be useful to others, please send it to me!  I’ll be sure to add it to the list of resources I send out biweekly! For now, here are a few interesting things to check out:

  • Content from Lynda.com
  • Analysis of the Governor’s Budget
  • Online Trainings on various issues including anger, change, and program management
  • Community Discussion Boards on Professional Development, Equity, Distance Education, Career Education, and more!

Scott

Staff Development Officer

staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu

Reporting Staff Development Hours (FT Faculty)
This reporting took is for Full-Time/Contract Faculty ONLY. Please complete this beta-survey as the Staff Development Office builds appropriate tracking and reporting tools to celebrate and support our work:
Staff Development Office Hours 
Thursday, February 14, 12:15 – 1:15
 
Zoom https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/960049670 or call (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 960 049 670
  • Topic: Why would students rather read from their phones rather than for my class? An Introduction to the Reading Apprenticeship Framework 
    • This interactive and reflective workshop will take a closer look at the social and personal dimensions of reading for all students (and even us!). Please come on time!
    • Future Topics: If you have great topics to share, please contact me to organize a time and date!
Events and Training Opportunities
  • Applying for a Full-Time Faculty Position (part 2): The Interview.  Fri., Feb 8, 1 – 4 pm, COA, D206. RSVP Link.
  • Online Equity Training. This 6-week Peralta-created training guides you through the process of building (or revising) an online or hybrid class to meet CVC-OEI standards and Peralta’s equity standards. Contact: Inger Stark. Kickoff: Mon., Feb 11.
  • The Schools Oakland Deserves, A Black History Month Forum, featuring Keith Brown, President of Oakland Education Association. Laney College Forum, Tue., Feb 12, 12 – 2 pm.
  • UndocuGrad Conference, Santa Rosa JC. Navigating the world of undergrad and graduate programs while undocumented. (Registration Link). Santa Rosa Junior College. Sat., Feb 16. Contact achristenson@peralta.edu for carpool information.
  • Leadership Community of Practice (LCoP) by 3CSN: Infusing Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives. Application Due Mar. 1: https://bit.ly/2Sqadcr.
  • 3CSN’s Regional Sharing Summit for cross-functional teams that will look into AB705, Guided Pathways, and College Promise implementation. Fri., Apr 12RSVP link.
  • Reading Apprenticeship Conference: “Literacy at the Heart of Institutional Change.” Fri., May 3 – Sat., May 4: RSVP Link.
Articles and Resources
Column Advancement
  • Finished with Course?: If you have completed courses that you would like to apply toward column advancement, you MUST turn in those transcripts to HR by the end of the 4th week of instruction in order to have those changes included in this term’s pay checks. Please do it sooner if possible.
  • Undergraduate Courses: If you are taking undergraduate classes and you would like to apply those to column advancement (no more than 20 units), you must submit this form (download: Column Advancement Request) to staffdevelopmentofficer@peralta.edu. It will take up to 1-month for a response.
Professional Development Funding
  • Faculty and staff can apply for professional development funding through your college PD committees! Contact them for more information on the application process

What I’m reading:

“To interrupt white fragility, we need to build our capacity to sustain the discomfort of not knowing, the discomfort of being racially unmoored, the discomfort of racial humility…” (14) from White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

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Professional Development Newsletter and District Flex Day Debrief (Th, 1/24/19)

24 January 2019

Hello Peralta,

I hope the start of your spring term is going well!  If you haven’t already done so, please fill out this Spring 2019 Flex Day Evaluation for the District’s Professional Development day on Thursday, 1/17/19.