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CityNotes for Friday, November 18

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Subject: CityNotes for Friday, November 18
From: CityNotes <Citynotes@ccsf.edu>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2016 01:15:24 +0000


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1. CCSF Launches the Technology Literacy Project (TLP)!

2. Summer Bridge to Success Students Make Significant Gains
3. Last Ballroom Party of the Semester - November 19
4. "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" - November 11 through November 20
5. Metro presents to leadership of the CSU statewide
6. Holiday Sale - Scholarship Benefit - December 8
7. Film & Photo Exhibit Captures Life in the Mission District
8. “The 34th Annual Scott Joplin Birthday Ragtime Celebration” – Tuesday, November 22 (free)
9. Annual CCSF Toy Drive

1. CCSF Launches the Technology Literacy Project (TLP)! 

We are excited to announce a new CCSF initiative called the Technology Literacy Project (TLP). In our pilot phase, we have developed a three-part workshop series that we hope you will share with students. Our open-access workshops aim to address a growing need for digital skills in academics and life. Informed by student feedback, our pilot workshop series covers online research, classroom presentations, and job searching.  
What will students learn?
  • Online Research: Students will prepare for academic research and writing by recalling existing (conceptual and factual) knowledge; differentiating between credible and non-credible sources; and exploring scholarly resources available to CCSF students (City Cat database).  

  • Classroom Presentations: Students will investigate best practices of public speaking and effective communication, generate digital presentation materials; and understand how good presentation practices advance the learning of their audiences. 

  • Job Search: By evaluating personal, professional, and academic experiences, students will prepare for resume writing by identifying relevant skills and abilities; and explore online resources, networks, and practices to support effective job searching. 
Workshops are held every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until December 7, 2016. Please see attached flyers for details. 
All workshops are held in the Latino Services Network (LSN) Learning Center Lab in Cloud Hall, Room 364. 
All students are welcome! 
No reservations are necessary; please drop-in! 
Please send questions to TLP Coordinator Drew Vai at avai@ccsf.edu.

2. 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.

3. Last Ballroom Party of the Semester - November 19

The final dance party of the semester is coming up on November 19! Take a salsa lesson from 7:00pm - 8:00pm that will cover both beginning and intermediate steps. The dance will be in two rooms in the Wellness Center, 301 and 310. Room 301 will have general ballroom from 8:00pm until 10:30pm, and room 310 will have Salsa dancing at the same time. The cost is $10 for the lesson and dancing in both rooms.

Please see the attached flyer for additional details.

4. "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" - November 18 through November 20

The CCSF Theatre & Music Departments are presenting “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at the Diego Rivera Theatre on the Ocean Campus, and there are still tickets available!

Fri, November 18 at 8:00pm
Sat, November 19 at 8:00pm
Sun, November 20 at 2:00pm

$15 General Admission
$10 Students, Seniors

Please see the attached flyer for additional details.

5. Metro presents to leadership of the CSU statewide

Metro Transfer Academies at City College of San Francisco is a college-wide program for equity and excellence in transfer. It serves students who are planning to go into scores of majors at the CSU or the UC.  With the support of the Equity Initiative, a Governor’s Award for Innovation, and the Vice Chancellors of Academic Affairs Anna Davies and Student Development Samuel Santos, City College has four Metro Transfer Academies, hosted by the Schools of Science and Math; Health, PE and Social Services; Fine, Applied and Communication Arts; and the Mission Center. Each academy has capacity to serve 120 students, who take two general education classes together as a cohort during their first four semesters. Student services such as counseling and tutoring are tied to the classroom, where busy commuter students spend most of their time on campus. The program also offers a 45-hour faculty development workshop.  Metro works collaboratively with diversity departments and retention programs to meet our shared goals.

Metro Transfer Academies at City College grew out of a 24-year-old CCSF/SFSU partnership based in the two institutions’ respective School and College of Health and Social Services.  In late September, the Metro Academies College Success Program was selected to present to the senior leaders of all 23 campuses of the CSU system, because of the program’s strong student outcomes.

At the convening, statewide CSU Chancellor Tim White issued an ambitious challenge to eliminate, not just reduce, the graduation gap between historically underrepresented students and their peers by the year 2025.  If the CSU system is to meet this challenge, it will need to deepen partnerships with the California Community College system to greatly step up university transfer for underrepresented students.  According to the UCLA Civil Rights Project, almost 75% of all Latina/o and two-thirds of all African American students who go on to higher education in California attend a community college, but currently only 20% of all transfers to four-year universities are Black or Latina/o.    

Despite the challenges Metro students face — from having attended underfunded inner city public schools, to overwhelmingly placing into developmental courses in both English and math — their persistence leads to bachelor’s graduation rates that are significantly better than those of their more advantaged peers. Metro students in the ten academies at SF State graduate in five years at a rate 22 percentage points higher than a matched comparison group.  

As the Metro program matures at City College and new data becomes available, we anticipate similar strong outcomes.   

For more information about Metro Transfer Academies at City College, please see ccsf.edu.

6. Holiday Sale - Scholarship Benefit - December 8

The City College of San Francisco School of Fine, Applied and Communication Arts, with the Environmental Horticulture/Floristry Department, is hosting a Holiday Sale of floral arrangements created by CCSF students. Sales will benefit the Scholarship program.

December 8
11:00am - 3:00pm

Please see the attached flyer for additional details.

7. Film & Photo Exhibit Captures Life in the Mission District

The Department of Journalism cordially invites you to a film showing and photo exhibit that captures life in the Mission District. Join us for the showing of "The Other Barrio" on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 1-4 p.m., in Rosenberg Library, Room 305 that includes a Q&A session with the filmmakers. Also, join us for the opening reception of “Beyond the Headlines: Mission Live,” a photography exhibit on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6-9 p.m. at the Front Page Gallery in Bungalow 615 on the Ocean Campus. The exhibit is a collaboration between CCSF journalism students and the Mission District newspaper, El Tecolote. The exhibit runs through January 31. Food and refreshments will be provided at the opening reception. For more information, contact Juan Gonzales at 415-239-3446.

8. “The 34th Annual Scott Joplin Birthday Ragtime Celebration” – Tuesday, November 22 (free)
The CCSF Music Department presents “The 34th Annual Scott Joplin Birthday Ragtime Celebration” on Tuesday, November 22, 11:00am – 12:00 noon, at Ocean Campus, Creative Arts Bldg Room 133 featuring a variety of performers of Scott Joplin rags and related music.

9. Annual CCSF Toy Drive

CCSF is hosting its annual holiday toy drive to benefit CCSF Child Centered Programs and the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. In the spirit of giving, CCSF is hosting a friendly college competition acknowledging the group (Administrators, Classified, Faculty, and Students) with the most credited donations. 

You may make a donation via our Amazon wishlist online or you may drop off your toy gift or monetary donation in Conlan Hall E106, Ocean Campus or in a donation bin at any other center location.

Please see the attached flyer for additional details.


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TLP Classroom Presentation Flyer.pdf

TLP Job Search Flyer.pdf

TLP Online Research Flyer.pdf

Ballroom Party 11 16.pdf

Issue Brief Summer Bridge II.pdf

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Mission FilmExhibit.pdf

2016 CCSF Toy Drive Flyer.pdf