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CityNotes for Friday, December 2

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Subject: CityNotes for Friday, December 2
From: CityNotes <Citynotes@ccsf.edu>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:52:58 +0000


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

2. Project Survive Event - December 8

3. Free Access to Online Courses at Lynda.com

4. LearnOutLoud.com Free Courses Collection (Audio and Video)

5. CCSF Annual Holiday Party 2016 Gingerbread House Competition - December 8

6. Upcoming Music Department Events


1. 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

2. Project Survive Event - December 8

All are invited to the final Project SURVIVE Community Healing Event of 2016:  


Thursday, Dec. 8, 5-7pm 
Lower Level of the Student Union

See the attached flyer for more information and share it widely. Professors, please let your students know about this opportunity to connect with other students and De-Stress by Healing from Historical and Individual Trauma.

3. Free Access to Online Courses at Lynda.com

CCSF Faculty and Staff have an incredible benefit – FREE access to many online courses at Lynda.com
What is Lynda.com?

Lynda.com is a training resource for all CCSF faculty, staff, and administrators who want to learn about how to better utilize technology in their personal and professional lives.
The Lynda library consists of thousands of courses and hundreds of thousands of individual training videos on the use of various software programs and educational technologies, such as Google Apps, Microsoft's Office 365, and other videos related to business, music/video production, design, and other fields of study. 

Faculty are permitted to show Lynda.com videos in their classrooms, but our license does not allow for CCSF students to login and access this service. 
How do I log in?

To create a Lynda.com profile, navigate to the Learn Academy of the Professional Learning Network. Next, login or register (if you are a first-time user) then click on the link for Lynda.com.

Please note that if you have been a previous user of Lynda.com and would like to transfer your previous training history, playlists, and bookmarks, you must select “yes” when asked, “Are you a current or former member of Lynda.com?” In selecting yes, it will prompt you to type in your old username and password. 

4. LearnOutLoud.com Free Courses Collection (Audio and Video)

This site was originally developed for persons with reading difficulties. It has become so popular that it is now open to the general public.


The LearnOutLoud.com Free Courses Collection features over 1200 free online courses available on audio and video. In this collection you'll find free college level courses from top universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, MIT, and many other prestigious institutions of learning. We've also added free courses from other sources such as podcasts, YouTube channels, and more. And these are all available for free on audio & video formats such as streaming video or MP3 audio download. Start a free course today!

5. CCSF Annual Holiday Party 2016 Gingerbread House Competition - December 8

Gather a team and bring your best Gingerbread House to the competition. See the attached flyer and competition rules for more details. For questions, please contact Ilona McGriff, Interim Dean of Grants and Resource Development: imcgriff@ccsf.edu or at ext. 3979.

Thursday, December 8
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Smith Hall Cafeteria
Ocean Campus

The competition will begin at 5:00pm.

6. Upcoming Music Department Events

The CCSF Masterworks Chorale Winter Concert - Sunday, Dec. 4, 3:00 pm

Choral works by Monteverdi, Whitacre, Billings, Handel & more, conducted by Dr. Michael Shahani at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St, SF


Guitar Class Concert - Monday, Dec. 5, 1:00 pm 

Guitar works by Vivaldi, Haydn, and Seasonal Favorites, at the Student Union, Café Level


The Fall Jazz Concert - Tuesday, Dec. 6, 8:00 pm
The Advanced Jazz Band and The Jazz/Rock Workshop directed by David Hardiman, Jr. with David Hardiman, Sr., M.C., with special guest artist Tenor Saxophonist Teodross Avery at the Diego Rivera Theatre, Ocean Campus.


The CCSF Charanga Orchestra Ensemble Winter ConcertWednesday, Dec. 7, 8:00 pm
Anthony Blea & the CCSF Charanga Orchestra Ensemble perform Cuban rhythms.


Voice Class Finals - Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 pm
Under the direction of Shauna Fallihee and featuring our fabulous staff pianists in the Creative Arts Bldg, Rm 133.  


Wagner’s “Siegfried” - Saturday, Dec. 10th, 6:30 pm & Sunday, Dec. 11, 3:00 pm
Full length, fully staged production with orchestra, conducted by Dr. Michael Shahani, in the Diego Rivera Theatre, Ocean Campus. http://valhalla.stanford.edu/ 


Woodwind Ensemble Winter Recital with Charlie McCarthy - Monday, Dec. 12, 1:00 pm
Students of Charlie McCarthy’s MUS 7W/17 perform works ranging from Bach & Haydn to Rimsky-Korsakov & Herbie Hancock.


Voice Class Recital of Songs from Around the World - Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm and Wednesday, Dec 14, 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Under the direction of Dr. Lee Strawn and featuring our fabulous staff pianists in the Creative Arts Bldg, Rm 133.


Voice Class Concert of Winter Songs - Thursday, Dec. 15, 2:30 pm
Under the direction of Dr. Helen Dilworth and featuring our fabulous staff pianists in the Creative Arts Bldg, Rm 133.


Labor Heritage/Rockin’ Solidarity Chorus Concert - Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:00 pm
Under the direction of Pat Wynne with members of the South African Chorus, Vukanee Mawethu and featuring a performance piece about Paul Robeson. Potluck 6-7 pm in the creative Arts Bldg, Rm 133. Come one, come all!

Cello, Guitar, Piano and Violin recitals - During scheduled class finals.


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CCSF Annual Holiday Party 2016 Gingerbread HouseCompetition.pdf

CCSF-Annual Holiday Party 2016-Gingerbread HouseCompetition Rules.docx