Francine Podenski

Photo of Francine Podenski Department Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department 
 Office Arts Extension 161
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 Mailbox A6
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Spring 2012 Teaching Schedule
BCST 150 Special Project 2.0 35722 003 Con HOURS ARR  Deadlines Book WAIT LIST BCST 160 College Internship 1.0
Repeat: 16 units in BCST 160 and BCST 165 combined
35234 831 Exp HOURS ARR  Deadlines Book
BCST 160-831 is an online class with three required on-campus meetings and optional orientation. For course details go to:
BCST 165 Industry Internship 1.0
Repeat: 16 units in BCST 160 and 165 combined
35648 831 Exp HOURS ARR  Deadlines Book
BCST 165-831 is an online class with three required on-campus meetings and optional orientation. For course details go to:

San Francisco State University - Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts - BA & MA
Additional studies include Music, Theater Arts, Philosophy, Television Production/Directing and Political Science at University of Wisconsin and Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa; Organizational Development, NLP, Enneagram Studies and Recovery of Indigenous Mind Studies at Transformative Arts Institute, DTMMS and with Helen Palmer; World Process Work with Amy and Arnold Mindell; and Multicultural Infusion at City College of San Francisco.

Committed to the philosophy that students always come first, Francine Podenski provides leadership and student advising for Broadcast Electronic Media Arts media studies, digital media skills, video production/editing, sound recording, video journalism, digital radio instructional programs and related university transfer programs, supervises Broadcast Media Services and San Francisco's Educational Access Television Cable Channels 27, 31, and 75.

She works with colleagues to review and revise curriculum and develop new programs reflecting emerging industry trends that support student success. Most recently Podenski collaborated with a team of multimedia, sound recording, journalism, speech and video production/editing faculty to update curriculum for a professional Convergent Media Production Certificate to be offered in Fall 2014. Podenski teaches College and Industry Internships Online, a course that supports electronic media students in College Internships and Media Industry Externships. She began teaching at City College of San Francisco in 1978 and has taught media literacy, mass media and society, intro to electronic media, writing for electronic media, critical media analysis, video production and editing, audio production, radio production, performance, radio news, public affairs and management, and integrative communication at San Francisco State University, College of San Mateo, and City College of San Francisco.

Projects include implementation of a new CCSF Distance Learning production classroom in partnership with the Educational Technology Department, MPICT (Mid Pacific Information and Communications Technologies project), the statewide CSU Film, Television and Communications Media Model Transfer Degree program, and a BTOP grant funded Digital and Broadband Awareness training program in collaboration with the San Francisco City Department of Technology, San Francisco's Education, Government, and Public Access Channels, and City College of San Francisco.

Podenski is a member of the Department Chairperson's Council (DCC), participates in CCSF Governance committees and is an elected member of the Academic Senate Executive Council. Currently she is a member of the Participatory Governance Council, the college's Enrollment Management Committee and the Distance Learning Advisory Committee. She has served as an appointed member of the statewide California Community College Satellite and Broadband Network Advisory Board (3C Media Solutions), an elected member on the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) Board of Directors (2004-2007), and is a member of Women's Audio Mission, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Sabbatical leave and special projects include an executive internship at Disney/ABC KGO-TV, conflict resolution and community building from an indigenous tribal perspective, application of enneagram studies and NLP to curriculum design, teaching, learning, and group process, and extensive travel throughout Costa Rica's forests, preserves, and beaches. Ms. Podenski's graduate thesis, "Changing Cultural Assumptions: A Framework for Media Analysis", examined how media violence effects audience perception of everyday reality.

Personal time is focused on family, friends, world music, movies, reading, civic engagement, gardening, recovery of indigenous mind studies, martial arts, weight training, yoga, camping, habitat restoration, playing with her Turkish Van cat, walking with her Tibetan Spaniel and learning to play a mountain dulcimer.

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