City College of San Francisco Multicultural Infusion Project


Past Events


What: High Impact Practices Workshop
Where: MUB 255, Ocean Campus
When: Tuesday, March 5th , 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Who: All Faculty

Media: Download PowerPoint Presention


High Impact Practices: 

Join us to learn about High Impact Practices (HIPs) that have been shown to raise the level of student learning for all students - with underrepresented students demonstrating the most notable gains.  The HIPs positively impact both SLOs and student achievement.  The first part of the workshop will review and explore HIPs like Capstone Projects, Undergraduate Research and Internships and the second part of the workshop will involve practical steps for implementing them your work with students. 


What: High Impact Practices Workshop
Where: MUB 255, Ocean Campus
When: Tuesday, April 9th , 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Who: All Faculty

Spotlight on High Impact Practices:

Undergraduate Research, Service Learning/Internships, and Diversity & Global Learning

Join us to delve more deeply into these three High Impact Practices. We will share examples from across the country, explore why these practices have a profound impact on the engagement and success of underrepresented students and identify how they can help us "Close the Loop" and continue to up our game. 


For more info:
past events



Dr. Proctor
Dr. Sian Proctor

The Science of Opportunity
How a career in science will change your life
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Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Become an astronaut? Be on a reality TV show? Do you know how to make opportunity? Come listen to Dr. Sian Proctor, geology faculty from South Mountain Community College, explain to you the Science of Opportunity and how a career in science can change your life. Dr. Proctor was a finalist for the 2009 NASA Astronaut program, on the Discovery Channel reality TV show The Colony, and has traveled around the world. She will share her strategies for living a life beyond the ordinary and how a career in science changed her life.


Friday, Dec. 7th 12 to 1 pm
Ocean Campus Science Hall Room 136
City College of San Francisco
For all faculty, staff, and students in science and math.


Hosted by the Earth Sciences Department.
Cosponsored by the office of the Dean of the School of Science and Math, the STEM/MESA Center, and the Multicultural Infusion Project.


The Multicultural Infusion Project and the Office of Mentoring and Service Learning present:

Engage, Inquire & Learn
Exploring a More Meaningful SLO Process for All
Facilitated by Jessica Williams, Tracy Burt and Mary Bravewoman

This series of workshops exploring different aspects of Closing the Loop will provide opportunities for cross-discipline dialogue, access to practical tools and a supportive community to explore our practice together. You are welcome to attend just one workshop, or all. The series will continue in Spring 2013. Workshops may be taken alone or together.

Additional workshops along this theme are in development for the Spring 2013 semester. Inspired by the AAC&U Toolkit and CCSF's accreditation process, the workshops will integrate cross-discipline dialog and practical tools to support our SLO work at CCSF. Workshop content will relate to Closing the Loop and respond to needs identified by faculty.

Upcoming Workshops:

Rubrics with a Twist
Friday, November 9th, 2:30 to 5:30, MUB 251

What is the twist?  When we talk about rubrics we're talking about lifting up our students so that they can achieve.  This workshop will be practical for closing the loop and allowing faculty to dialog across disciplines on ways to keep student learning at the center in the process.  Come and check out the amazing toolkit put together by the AAC&U to help empower faculty to make the assessment process meaningful and aligned with our values and the needs of our students. 

Can rubrics be fun? How about a rubric that would help us assess Critical Thinking or Inquiry & Analysis? Using rubrics from the VALUE project (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education), we will explore tools that can help us assess these areas as well as Teamwork, Information Literacy, Creative Thinking and more. If you want to learn about SLO measurement beyond traditional assessment, this is the workshop for you. 

Closing the Loop in Practice
Friday, December 7th, 2:30 to 5:30
This hands-on session will support faculty in assessing and tweaking Student Learning Outcomes (Program, Student Services and/or Course). How are our separate SLOs linked across programs, departments and schools?  Faculty at all stages of the process will be supported in their next steps and tools from the AAC&U (American Association of Colleges and Universities) will be provided.

Prior Workshops:
Closing the Loop: Not just what, but how?
Part of a Series of Workshops on Closing the Loop in Fall 2012
Facilitated by Mary Bravewoman, Tracy Burt and Jessica Williams
Supported by MIP (Multicultural Infusion Project) and OMSL (Office of Mentoring and Service Learning)

What is Closing the Loop and what opportunities does it provide to raise the level of students' learning and connect it to student achievement? We will introduce strategies that can be used in each step of the process and have been shown to raise student success, including High Impact Practices, Essential Learning Outcomes and Deep Integrative Learning Practices, tools created by the American Association of Colleges and Universities.




You, Your Phone and the End of the Digital Divide with blogger Cheryl Contee


Cheryl Contee
Cheryl Contee

Please join us for this exciting event this week!


Event: You, Your Phone and the End of the Digital Divide with blogger Cheryl Contee
Date: Thursday, September 13th
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Place: Lower Level Student Union, Ocean Campus

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
(Note: Please reply to: shuntsma@ccsfedu)

A presentation with Cheryl Contee, aka "Jill Tubman" of blogger, social media guru, Web 2.0 strategist and founder of Fission Strategy in San Francisco. Cheryl shows how technology access has exploded, STEM fields are missing out on the entrepreneurship and inventiveness of people of color and women, and points the way to a digital revolution everyone has access to.

Cheryl Contee is an award winning entrepreneur. She founded Fission Strategy, whose clients have included ACLU Northern California, Greenpeace, American Cancer Association, and many more. Huffington Post listed her as one of the Top 27 Female Founders in Tech to Follow on Twitter in 2011. Fast Company named her one of their 2010 Most Influential Women in Tech. She has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Magazine, BBC, and CNN, among other media appearances.


  • Please join us with your class and offer your students extra credit for attending this event.
  • Reply to RSVP if your students will be attending, so that we can plan for adequate seating.
  • Sponsored by the Multicultural Infusion Project, SMAC (Students Making a Change), the
  • Mathematics Department and the CNIT (Computer Networking and Information Technology) Department.
  • Questions? Contact Hal Huntsman, 415-452-5261) or Mary Bravewoman (



Art As Activism

Vincent Who?

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Vincent Who?

Friday, March 2 - 12-1:30pm

With questions and to RSVP for groups, please contact Suzanne Lo, or Tracy Burt,, 452-7171.

MIP Accelerated Pedagogy & Practice project (APP)

Dear Colleagues,

This Fall, the Multicultural Infusion Project (MIP) invites you to participate in the MIP Accelerated Pedagogy & Practice project (APP), a professional development opportunity. The MIP APP will combine the best of our previous efforts to provide a theoretical foundation in culturally responsive education, and tools to support your exploration of an area of your practice which could be developed into a project.

Who:   All faculty are invited to the 1 & 1/2 day intensive in Phase I. Phase II is open to all faculty who have not previously participated in the MIP Minigrant program. 
What:  A one and a half day intensive workshop with the possibility of a hands-on project 
When:  Friday, September 16, 1:00 -5:00 and Saturday, September 17, 9:30-4pm 
Where: MUB 261, Ocean Campus

Why:  Participation in a supportive community; opportunity to earn .5 CDEV units which can be applied for column movement in the pay scale and Independent Flex credit. 

Space is limited, so please contact Mary Bravewoman ( as soon as possible if you are interested in attending or getting more information!

What you can expect:

September 16th and 17th will kick off Phase I of the MIP APP project with a day and a half intensive introduction to Multicultural Pedagogy & Cultural Wealth Theory, and an exploration of areas of your practice that you would like to develop.   The intensive will give you the opportunity to connect with colleagues, exchange ideas, & explore the possibilities of developing a project.  All participants will leave with practical ideas to use in their classrooms, offices, or service areas. 

Participants who choose to continue to Phase II of the MIP APP by developing and completing a project will be supported by a mentor/ project team throughout the fall semester.  Projects will be finalized by February for implementation in the Spring 2012 or Fall 2013 semesters.

Below you'll find several descriptions of projects that were completed under the MIP Minigrants program.  We are certain there are more innovative ideas yet to be explored and we look forward to supporting you in designing and implementing an individualized project to build on student strengths & foster student success.  

Space is limited, so please contact me to indicate your interest and to ask any questions.  

Mary Bravewoman,
on behalf of the MIP APP team

Examples of Previous Minigrant Projects

  • Mathematics: Create a Math 840 elementary algebra course with a gender and Women’s Studies focus that examines how attitudes and expectations of mathematical ability are linked to gender and its intersection with culture, class, race, age, and disability.
  • Interdisciplinary: In collaboration with the English 93 instructor in the CLASE program and the LSN Counselor, develop an appropriate expansion of the Latina Literature Project as part of the curriculum for English 93.
  • Counseling: Invite a speaker from a diverse background and expertise to come to CCSF to present multicultural programming and student retention, models, training, dialogue, and techniques to provide insight and awareness into various aspects of diversity as it relates to counseling students.
  • Asian American Studies: Create a series of visual lesson plans (Power Point and multimedia presentations) to enhance Asian American Studies courses.  These lesson plans will integrate more visuals from primary historical sources, photographs/images, and excerpts from poetry and literature to personalize and humanize these topics for the students.
  • English: Design and teach a unit in English L class (Basic Reading Skills) that meets the seven goals for multicultural education outlined by Geneva Gay in “A Synthesis of Scholarship in Multicultural Education,” in addition to learning objectives stated in the course outline (such as summarizing, categorizing info, and making inferences).
  • Psychology: Research and understand mathematical models for discrimination and/or bias.  Explore the use of chi-square and regression models for understanding bias.  Look up seminal articles on discrimination (e.g., Brown vs. Board of Education) to find out how discrimination has been demonstrated empirically.  


“Righteous Rage: Empowering youth to change their lives and the world.”

Cesar A Cruz

Monday April 11, 2011
1p - 2p
Student Union, Cafe level
Ocean Campus

A presentation with Cesar A Cruz, human rights activist, author and
founder of Homies Empowerment of Oakland, CA. Employing music, video,
spoken word, and more, Cruz electrifies audiences and motivates them
to engage socially and politically to create the world in which they
want to live.

Cesar A. Cruz is an internationally renowned poet, educator and human
rights activist. From marching 76 straight miles to hunger striking
for 16 days, Cruz has dedicated his life to fighting injustice. His
relentless drive and passion has touched the lives of many, and his
writings have received praise from activists and scholars throughout
the world. Author Rodolfo Acuna sees "Cesar as one of the new martyrs
of our people." Acclaimed author and activist Luis Rodriguez depicts
Cesar's writings as filled with "fierce insight and righteous rage."
But Cruz shrugs off the accolades with a humble smile and a thought.
"I'm not important; we're but seeds of social change. Our role is a
simple one;' To comfort the disturbed, and to disturb the
comfortable.' Nothing more, and nothing less!”

Based out of Homies Empowerment, Cruz argues that Bay Area youth are
constantly caught in the crossfire between things like inadequate
schools and zero resources. In order to really protect the people, he
says the city needs to redefine crime: “In Oakland it’s easier for
kids to buy cocaine, a gun, pills or weed than it is to get a Raza
history book…So we do want to have an injunction on liquor stores; we
want to have an injunction on false history; we want to have an
injunction against cocaine and guns in our neighborhood.”

Cruz has spoken to audiences of youth, educators, and politicians
throughout the Bay Area, the state, and the country.

Presented by MIP, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, and
Students Making a Change.

Presented by MIP, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, and
Students Making a Change.

Questions? Contact Leti Silva at, Hal Huntsman at or Tracy Burt at


March 10, 2011

Fraud on the Supreme Court
Racial Profiling and the Fred Korematsu Story

Dale Minami, J.D.



  • Lead attorney in the historic Korematsu v. United States Supreme Court case - considered to be one of the most controversial cases in the 20th century.
  • A partner with San Francisco-based Minami Tamaki LLP
  • He has been involved in significant litigation involving the civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans and other minorities.
  • He was a co-founder of the Asian Law Caucus, Inc.,         a community-interest law firm
  • A co-founder of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, the first Asian American Bar Association in the United States

    Thursday, March 10th
    1 – 2:30 pm
    Student Union, Cafe Level

All faculty, students, staff and administrators are welcome!
Presented by the Nisei Diploma Project, MIP,
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, and Students Making a Change
Contact Hal Huntsman at or Lynda Hirose at



February 10, 2011



Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
First staff attorney for ACLU of Utah.
Kate has been interviewed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, The Advocate, Crossfire, 20/20, National Public Radio, and

All faculty, students, staff and administrators are welcome!

Presented by the Multicultural Infusion Project, LGBT Studies Department,  
S.M.A.C. (Students Making a Change), Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth

Contact: Tracy Burt:


**This event is part of the Semester of Justice series. **
Please also join us in the lower level of the Student Union for these events:

March 10: Dale Minami, lead attorney on the historic Korematsu v. United States case

April 12: Cesar Cruz, co-founder of Homies Empowerment Program and
outspoken advocate for urban youth and undocumented students

Persons requiring accommodation please contact DSP&S at 452-5481. Please give at least 72 hours notice.



FEBRUARY 1, 2011

The tour entails a screening of the acclaimed film Bilal's Stand, followed by a Q&A session with writer/director Sultan Sharrief, and an "enabling diversity conversation." The diversity conversation entails Sultan speaking with students, in open engagement, about the importance of diversity, social action, and taking a stand for what they believe in.

Retreat Fall 2010

The program is FREE. For more information call 415.267.6505. Suzanne Lo, or Hal Huntsman, Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations including sign-language interpreters should contact (415) 241-2281, Fax: (415) 241-2203. Please request accommodations no later than 12 working days.

Co-sponsors: African American Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Multicultural Retention Services Departments.