Recent Events

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February 27, 2012

Math Jam Wins Prestigious Bellwether Award

From left: Tina O’Daniels, Associate Provost, St. Petersburg College, representing National Council of Instructional Administrators, Javier Carbajal-Ramos, Math Jam Assisstant Director, Robert Miller, Vice President, Educational Services at PCC, Dale F. Campbell, Professor and Director, Community College Leadership Consortium, University of Florida

The Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) announced that Alamo Community College (Texas), Pasadena City College (California), and Quinebaug Valley Community College (Connecticut), were the 2012 winners of the prestigious Bellwether Awards, which recognize outstanding and innovative programs in community college education. The winners were announced recently (Jan. 31st) at the CCFA annual meeting in Orlando, FL.
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November 18, 2011

The FYE Speakers’ Series: The Legacy of The Pact

Student Conference

On November 18, in anticipation of The Three Doctors live event, the First-Year Experience (FYE) Pathways students presented their original research on topics related to student success inspired by The Pact in a series of poster sessions in the Circadian. The three poster sessions, which were open for all to attend, See full post…

October 20, 2011

The First-Year Experience Speakers’ Series: Dr. Chris Gurrie

Dr. Chris GurrieThe Director of Speech at the University of Tampa and an expert on the effective use of classroom technology, Dr. Gurrie introduced innovative methods for engaging all students in the Creveling Lounge followed by a reception.
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October 14, 2011

The First-Year Experience Speakers’ Series: Luis J. Rodriguez

Luis J. RodriguezLuis Rodriguez read from and discussed his new memoir, It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing. In this follow up to the bestselling Always Running, Rodriguez shares his post-gang life, describing his challenges as a husband and a father and his difficulty leaving rage, addiction, and the deadly lure of gang life behind.
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September 22, 2011

Professional Learning Event: Effective Strategies for Teaching First-Year Students

This professional learning event was organized and lead by Shelagh Rose and Nika Hogan. There was a brief overview of the First-Year Experience (FYE) Pathways program; a demonstration by Rhea Presiado of My PCC, the student “portal” being piloted by the FYE students, and a discussion of research-based perspectives on first-year students in a structured workshop format offered for adaptation by participants for their own instructional use.
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September 15, 2011

The First-Year Experience Speakers’ Series: Dr. George Boggs

Dr. George BoggsDr. George Boggs, distinguished author and president/CEO emeritus of the American Association of Community Colleges, kicked off the First-Year Experience series with a presentation that outlined what we are learning from Achieving the Dream, CCSSE, and SENSE as well as First-Year Experience programs in preparing community college students for educational success. Rodriguez held a book signing event immediately following his presentation.
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August 22, 2011

New Faculty Learning Community: Guest Speaker Laura Hope

Laura HopeGuest speaker Laura Hope helped kick off of the series of workshops and professional learning events for new faculty entitled “New Faculty Learning Community: Innovative Teaching for Social Justice.” Coordinated by Beverly Tate and co-facilitated by Nika Hogan (English Division) and Shelagh Rose (Languages Division), this series of events began in Summer 2011 with events continuing until Spring 2012 (See “Downloads” at the end of the full post for a copy of the syllabus).
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July 29, 2011

Communication-Technology-Outreach Retreat

Communication-Technology-Outreach RetreatThe Communication-Technology-Outreach Retreat, led by Pam Cox-Otto (see bio below), took place on July 29th, 2011. It was put together to help identify the kinds and types of communications that we love, hate, need more of, need less of, wish we had, hope we never see again, and envy in our competitors; all from the point of view of faculty, leadership, students and staff. The results of this retreat will become the set of benchmark around which a comprehensive communication plan and protocol will be established. The goal is to do more with less effort, respond more quickly to market changes, and speak with one voice to our critical public.

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July 5, 2011

Action Research for Teachers (A.R.T.)

Action Research for TeachersOn July 5-8, 2011 Pasadena City College hosted the first annual Action Research for Teachers (ART) Institute. Open to all faculty members from PUSD, PCC, and area CSUs, this institute provides an opportunity for professional learning and dialogue across the levels and disciplines.

The ART Institute focuses on effective approaches to classroom inquiry. Faculty across the levels face differing demands regarding assessment and accountability, and this institute provides an opportunity for dialogue focused on curiosity rather than compliance.
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