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CityNotes for Thursday, November 10

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Subject: CityNotes for Thursday, November 10
From: CityNotes <Citynotes@ccsf.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:52:16 +0000


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PLEASE NOTE: The College is closed Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day, 

so there will be no CityNotes tomorrow.


1. Summer Bridge to Success Students Make Significant Gains

2. Professional Development Opportunity for Faculty“Teaching Men of Color in Community College” with Community of Practice 

3. Student Equity Forum: How to Get Funds for Your Equity Project – November 10, 15, 18

4. Great opportunity for students to receive extra support by joining the Metro Transfer Academies this Spring semester!



1. Summer Bridge to Success Students Make Significant Gains


Many UC and CSU-bound high school students boost their chances of placing high on college entrance exams by taking test-prep courses for the SAT or ACT. However, many high school students coming to CCSF have historically had limited opportunities to learn crucial test-taking techniques or to become acquainted with and review the content to be tested. One solution to this is Summer Bridge to Success. Recent data on Summer Bridge to Success students shows that this free 8-day summer program can enable students to maximize their testing ability. (Other foci of Summer Bridge to Success are college success, extensive career and majors exploration, and significant orientation to college resources).


At the end of Summer Bridge to Success, students retook the placement test. 34% placed into a higher level in math, 49% placed higher in English, and 58% placed higher in ESL. Of all attempts at any test, 48% of students increased by one or more levels. More exciting data is in the attached pdf below.  



2. Professional Development Opportunity for Faculty: “Teaching Men of Color in Community College” with Community of Practice 



  • Online course/certificate completion in “Teaching Men of Color in Community College” (Start date is January 10th; completion by February 9th)  
  • Ongoing monthly Community of Practice (CoP) meetings to discuss learning in the course and apply to classroom practice


  • To strengthen and deepen our existing commitment to effectively teaching male students of color
  • Closing the achievement gap depends on improving success rates for male students of color
  • Our CCSF data show that men of color, overall, experience disproportionate impact across equity indicators, particularly Course Completion, Basic Skills Completion, Certificate Completion and Transfer


  • Online course: January 10th - February 9th, 2017
  • Community of Practice: Monthly meetings from February 2017 - May 2017


  • Fill out this survey by December 5th, 2016 if you are interested

Questions? Please email Tracy Burt at tburt@ccsf.edu.


More Details:


Online course: Completion of the course* includes about 15 hours of work including 2 live sessions. Live sessions occur every other Wednesday and Friday from 4-5pm and learners can choose the 2 sessions that work best for them. After January 10th, our group registration date, we will have 30 days to complete the course.


Faculty who commit to being part of the ongoing Community of Practice will have priority for inclusion in Spring 2017 enrollment in the online course (Individually the course costs $200). 




• “Teaching Men of Color in the Community College”: This program is a week-long, fully online training program designed to enhance the capacity of faculty to support learning in Men of Color.  A feature piece came out in Diverse Issues in Higher Ed, along with pieces in Frost Illustrated and Huffington Post.  


Certificate Details:


• Developed by SDSU researchers and Professors, Dr. Luke Wood and Dr. Frank Harris

• 15 hours professional development, fully online

• Convenient, open enrollment with 30-day access to complete activities

• Synchronous and asynchronous activities with two interactive dialogue sessions

• Live sessions occur 4 times per month (schedule available in training site)


Sponsored by the Office of Student Equity

Facilitated by the Multicultural Infusion Project

3. Student Equity Forum: How to Get Funds for Your Equity Project – November 10, 15, 18


Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Students - please join us at the Upcoming Student Equity Forum to:

  • Learn about applying for equity funds for your program or center projects
  • Provide input about future professional development and other programs

Food and beverages will be served.


Chinatown Center: Thursday, November 10, 1–2:30pm, Room 402

Evans Center: Tuesday, November 15, 4–5:30pm, Room 227A

Ocean Campus: Friday, November 18, from 12–1:30pm, MUB 251

4. Great opportunity for students to receive extra support by joining the Metro Transfer Academies this Spring semester!

Metro helps students stay on track at CCSF and finish their GE’s and transfer requirements through extra tutoring, advising, and other support. Each Metro Transfer Academy is a “school within a school” allowing students to build close relationships with their peers as they learn how to give back to their community and make a difference in the world. Metro Transfer Academies provides a clear, supported, course pathway to California State University/University of California system transfer. Our courses cover core General Education (GE) areas and provide the benefit of being part of a diverse learning community making positive social change. 

Each Academy has a focus such as Health, Education and Social Services, Science, Design, Media Arts and Communication and Diversity Studies based at the Mission Center.

The Mission Center Academy offers students a central location, a more personalized way to go to college, and the benefits of being based in the vibrant Mission community.

Metro students also receive specialized tutoring, academic counseling, and assistance with CSU/UC transfer. 

Eligibility requirements for starting Metro in the Spring:

·        English 96 on the CCSF Placement Test
·        Not yet taken College Success IDST 50 or Learn 50


Students may submit an application either printed or online

For the program application please visit us at www.ccsf.edu/metro. Students can also apply directly at: http://www.tfaforms.com/360771


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