College-Wide Events

  • Equity Talks Speaker Series
  • Community of Practice
  • Listen & Learn Sessions
  • Race-Work Training 

Note: All events hosted by the Office of Student Equity are free!

Equity Talks Speaker Series

Spring 2021 Speakers

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February Speaker: Professor Ebony Tyree

 

Professor Ebony Tyree, San Diego City College

Tuesday, February 16th, 10:30am-12pm

CURRICULUM TRAUMA
In this talk, Prof. Tyree will define the concept of curriculum trauma and lead a conversation about how our curriculum choices might unintentionally create unsafe environments for students, particularly underserved student populations.

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March Speaker: Dr. Lesther Papa

 

Dr. Lesther Papa, UC San Francisco

Tuesday, March 16th, 10:30am-12pm

ALLYSHIP
Dr. Papa will share his own story of learning and challenges to his path to allyship. His learning can also help inform the current efforts and work on developing our own capacity to be better informed and internally motivated allies.

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April Speakers: Dr. Chen & Dr. Lawless

 

Dr. Yea-Wen Chen, San Diego State University

Dr. Brandi Lawless, University of San Francisco

Tuesday, April 20th 10:30am-12pm

MICROAGGRESSIONS & HIGHER EDUCATION
In this presentation, Dr. Chen and Dr. Lawless will dive into different ways in which microaggressions can play out in academic lives and consider strategies of combating microaggressions to promote more equitable and inclusive practices.

Fall 2020 Speakers

Terisa Siagatonu

September 22, 10:30am-12pm

FAMILY OVER EVERYTHING...EVEN COLLEGE
Amidst the varying struggles Pacific Islander students face, family remains the constant motivating factor for student persistence, belonging, and purpose. In this dynamic talk, Terisa invites us to re-imagine what it means to meet the needs of Pacific Islander students in the community college.

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Willy Wilkinson 

October 20, 10:30am-12pm

CREATING AN LGBTQ - AFFIRMING CAMPUS
Willy will discuss the various issues that impact LGBTQ people in campus settings and help the college identify best practices for supporting LGBTQ students both as an individual and as an institution, so there is a more respectful and empowering campus environment for all students. 

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Dr. Frank Harris III

November 17, 10:30am-12pm

SUPPORTING MEN OF COLOR
In this talk, Dr. Harris will discuss trends, issues, and salient influences on experiences and outcomes for community college men of color; moreover, Dr. Harris will identify factors that warrant an intentional and culturally affirming approach to serving community college men of color and propose strategies that can be employed by student services staff to build rapport and facilitate student success for community college men of color.

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Community of Practice

This Community of Practice (CoP) PD opportunity is free.  There is no cost to participate.  OSE will cover your CORA enrollment fees.  Additional details will provided in the CoP Orientation.  If you have any questions contact Kyle Hill, Student Equity Professional Development Coordinator at khill@ccsf.edu.

The CoP is a five week equity-centered, race-conscious virtual professional development on Zoom.

Supporting Men of Color

Thursdays, February 11 through March 11 at 1:30pm

The Office of Student Equity invites you to join us for a community of practice on supporting men of color. This community of practice will be grounded in "Supporting Men of Color in the Community College," an online course created by the Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA). We will discuss trends, issues, and salient influences on experiences and outcomes for community college men of color.  We will also identify factors that warrant an intentional and culturally affirming approach to serving community college men of color and propose strategies that can be employed by student services staff to build rapport and facilitate student success for CCSF men of color. Register today!

This community of practice asks for a commitment of approximately 22.5 hours over 30 days:

  • The community of practice will convene once a week for 60-90 minutes February 11 through March 11 at 1:30 pm on Zoom for a total of 7.5 hours.
  • The course itself must be completed within 30 days and consists of 4 modules; each module requires a 3-4 hour commitment (including video lectures, assigned readings, and discussion boards) for a total of 15 hours.

Racial Microaggressions

Thursdays, April 8 through May 6 at 1:30pm

Five week equity-centered, race-conscious virtual professional development on Zoom.

The Office of Student Equity invites you to join us for a "Racial Microaggressions" community of practice. This community of practice will be grounded in "Racial Microaggressions," an online course created by the Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA). This community intends to provide CCSF employees with an introduction to racial microaggressions and their numerous manifestations in educational settings. We will also draft recommendations on how to reduce the prevalence and influence of microaggressions at CCSF. Register today!

This community of practice asks for a commitment of approximately 22.5 hours over 30 days:

  • The community of practice will convene once a week for 60-90 minutes April 8 through May 6 at 1:30 pm on Zoom for a total of 7.5 hours.
  • The course itself must be completed within 30 days and consists of 4 modules; each module requires a 3-4 hour commitment (including video lectures, assigned readings, and discussion boards) for a total of 15 hours.
Listen & Learn Sessions

Listen & Learn Sessions

A workshop series, from our very own internal experts, who will share equity-minded practices, strategies, tools and perspectives across disciplines centered on student success and equity-minded practices.  Facilitators will share how they implement these practices and address equity gaps in their work.

Maggie Frankel, Laura Branagan and Anna Mills

Friday, March 12th, 1:00pm-2:30pm

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OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Imagine being part of an innovative worldwide pedagogical shift-- and saving your students a lot of money. You can do it with OER! This session will provide an introduction to the learning materials that are known as Open Educational Resources (OER). It will explain how OER can reduce costs, increase access and equity for students, and open an exciting new pedagogical door for faculty. You will not only learn search strategies to find OER that fits your needs-- you will also learn about remixing OER from multiple resources, making it work with Canvas, and how to get one on one help at CCSF.

Presenters: Maggie Frankel is a CCSF reference librarian and instructor in the Library Information Technology Department.  She chairs CCSF's OER Taskforce and is the college's OER liaison to the ASCCC.  

In 2016, Laura volunteered with the CK-12 Foundation to help create their first college-level OER textbook, Human Biology.  In 2018, in collaboration with CCSF physiology instructors, she produced an OER physiology lab manual for CCSF students.

Anna Mills is the author of the OER textbook, How Arguments Work: A Guide to Writing and Analyzing Texts in College, supported by the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges OER Initiative.  She has taught English at CCSF since 2005.

 

Chandra Edelstein, Tracy Massingale, Jasmine McMillan-Hill & Francine Luong

Thursday, April 8th, 2:30pm-4:30pm 

Friday, April 9th, 10:00am-12:00pm

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Tentative scheduling: Credit Registration covered during the first 90mins.  Non-Credit Registration covered during the last 30mins.            Both sessions will have the same content and format. Interested participants may sign up for one session! 

myRAM REGISTRATION PORTAL TRAINING: STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR CREDIT AND NON-CREDIT

An overview from start to finish of the myRAM Portal registration process from a student's viewpoint.  Topics covered will include, setting up a schedule, where to find holds and registration time ticket information, registration of courses, pass/no pass, time conflicts, other registration errors, Non Credit Admissions and Registration.

Volunteer Opportunities to help students: 

FRISCO Week - May 10-14 - RSVP

Summer registration help for the two weeks of the semester at Registration Virtual Counter any time between 9am-4pm Mon-Thur and 9am-3pm on Friday from 6/7/21 – 6/18/21

Fall registration help for the two weeks of the semester at Registration Virtual Counter any time between 9am-5pm Mon-Thur and 9am-3pm on Friday from 8/16/21-8/27/21

Dr. Ramona Coates

Friday, April 16th, 1:00pm-2:30pm

INFUSING A SOCIAL JUSTICE PEDAGOGY FROM AN EQUITY-MINDED, ANTI-BLACK & ANTI-RACIST LENS ~ SYLLABUS STYLE!

The objective of this Listen & Learn Workshop is to use a social justice evaluation tool to create a syllabus that helps to provide students with a more welcoming and inclusive invitation to explore and learn in any course. The course content we create will reflect social justice issues relevant to students’ lives and the socio-economic and political climate in which they live. Infusing social justice pedagogy in your course, students will be more apt to successfully graduate and use the tools learned in your course to identify and disrupt the markers of systemic racism by the knowledge they gain.   

  • We will collaborate in breakout room teams of 4-5 to a group to answer specific questions to construct and/or revise your syllabus.  
  • The questions are designed to identify sections of your course content that communicates to students: 1) content relevancy, 2) have several social justice connections, 3) a particular mindset, 4) diversity in content, 4) belongingness, 5) reduces stereotype threat, 6) addresses power and privilege, and 7) is student centered to promote student awareness success or a ‘woke’ generation.  
  • Your syllabus will define the connection and your commitment to social justice issues and dismantling of white supremacy from an equity-mined, anti-racist and anti-Black perspective.  
  • Example Question: Do any of the assignments, readings, or topics on the schedule indicate how power and privilege are addressed in the class via readings, activities, topics? Is this part of the class descriptions? (Power) 

Presenter: Dr. Ramona Coates is an adjunct professor at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) for 14 years and holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. She teaches statistics, introduction to sociology, social problems in Behavioral Sciences and statistics for Latin American Latino/a/x Studies. She also teaches the course: Algebra, Statistics and Social Justice for San Francisco State University as a Lecturer for the Metro College Success Program under the College of Ethnic Studies. She has been using her equity-minded, anti-racist social justice crafted syllabus for four years. Students have found the syllabus and course very helpful and engaging. Dr. Coates attended a training workshop from the originators of the Social Justice Pedagogy Evaluation Tool at SFSU, and has conducted this training for flex days here at CCSF, for the 2020 American Sociological Association Conference and for non-profit organizations (e.g., Just Equations). 

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Hannah Black, Language Line Solutions

Friday, April 23rd from 12:00-1:00pm - Register

LANGUAGE ACCESS NEEDS FOR STUDENTS

Come learn how Language Line Solutions helps support the language access needs of students.  Hannah Black with share information about Language Line, who they are, the benefits and importance of using a certified interpreter, who their interpreters are, and of course how to access their interpreters over the phone and on Zoom.  She will review the step-by-step instructions for using zoom for both audio and video.  This partnership and great resources are funded by the Adult Education Program.

Race-Work Training

Dr. Lori A. Watson

Friday, March 19th 9am-5pm

Dr. Lori A. Watson describes this work as "humanity work, to disrupt and dismantle the inherently racist educational system that holds students back, educators must be inherently anti-racist.  This requires consistently considering how we unwittingly assist in the reproduction of a racial order through our everyday interactions with students, in addition to our everyday experiences outside of schools.  Digging deep into racial equity work helps educators begin to deconstruct often unconscious personal biases and beliefs, develop the knowledge and skills to challenge and disrupt them, thereby moving themselves closer to an elevated level of personal and professional racial consciousness."

Race-Work training will be held via Zoom and is open to all classified staff, faculty, and administrators.  We ask that you register to participate with a teammate.  We are looking for a maximum of 30 teams of two people to participate.  Participants will commit to the 7.5 hour training and future share back and implementation that connects to the training.  Only one person from each team needs to register.

Deadline to register your team is February 19th, 2021

Sign up for Race-Work Training.