College-Wide Events

  • Webinars and Events
  • Listen & Learn Speaker Series
  • Equity Talks Speaker Series
  • Accomplice and Allyship Training Program
  • Community of Practice
  • Conferences

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

Webinars and Events

Park Cannon flyer

Global Spectrum of Racial Equity & Social Justice Speaker Series

Welcoming Georgia State Legislator Park Cannon to Skyline College! In her presentation "Shaking Up Politics: Young, Queer, and Black," Representative Park will speak on the importance of defending our democratic process, preserving the voices of communities of color, and deconstructing the barriers that obstruct our right to vote.

Please make sure to register for this event and feel free to share this event with other interested individuals as well! 

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Building 12, Farallon Room, Skyline College (in-person)

This year marks the launch of our Division’s first Global Spectrum of Racial Equity & Social Justice Speaker Series (Global Spectrum Series). This series consists of 4-5 speaking engagements that will focus on the intersectionality of equity as it pertains to our various systems, infrastructures, and institutions with the goal of increasing awareness of these issues while also discussing how to address them.  Speaking topics for our 2022 - 2023 series include inequities in health care, the art as a movement for social justice, understanding anti-blackness in our laws, and more!

Equitable Placement and Completion:

A Racial Justice Imperative

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Emdin

October 21, 2022 (1-3pm)

 

Registration is now open for the “Equitable Placement and Completion: A Racial Justice Imperative,” a joint effort between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and The Puente Project. Our featured speaker, Dr. Christopher Emdin, is the Robert A. Naslund Endowed Chair in Curriculum Theory and Professor of Education at the University of Southern California, and author of many titles, including STEM, STEAM, Make, Dream; Ratchedemic: Re-Imagining Academic Excellence; and For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y’all Too.

Participants will come away with an understanding of how to move racial justice work forward through Equitable Placement in support of student success in the California Community College system. The webinar will also introduce the 2022-23 Puente Communities of Practice (ComPs) for California community college educators, which will include the following strands:

  • Linguistic Justice Across the Curriculum with Michelle Gonzales and Kisha Quesada Turner, Las Positas College
  • Math Justice for Student Empowerment with Karla Rojas, Sacramento City College and Hal Huntsman, Antelope Valley College
  • Instructional Design with Corazón/Heart with Fabiola Torres, Glendale Community College and Kristin Land, Chabot College
  • Placement + Support of Marginalized Students through a Justice Lens with Luke Lara, Miracosta College and Juan Pablo Carreon, Pasadena City College 

Suggested Audience: The event is open to everyone, including students. We especially encourage the participation of part-time faculty, counseling faculty, and faculty teaching transfer-level Math and English. In addition, classified administrators and professionals, educational and executive administrators, and trustees are encouraged to attend. 

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Racelighting
People of Color in Schools, Colleges, and Universities

This free online webinar series is hosted by Dr. Frank Harris III and Dr. Luke Wood.

Racelighting is an act of psychological manipulation where people of color receive racial messages that distort their realities and lead them to second-guess themselves.

New web live session series on Racelighting.  This racelighting series includes five pre-recorded modules.  Live sessions on November 3, 10, 17 will frame content and provide extensive opportunities for questions from learners.

Live Sessions:  November 3rd, 10th, 17th 
11:00am

Series begins November 3rd! Register at: http://bit.ly/3E9Acwh.

The Chancellor’s Office invites you to join the Pathways to Equity Learning Series, a series of sessions focused on developing, highlighting and celebrating learning around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion happening at our community colleges. The sessions will take place monthly until spring 2022, leading to the Pathways to Equity Conference.  This Webinar Series will be held monthly until Spring 2022.

All California community college staff and their affiliates are welcome to attend.

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Adopting the Active Learning Framework in Action Four Part Series

November 2021 - February 2022

This series of webinars will provide information and guidance related to how colleges have adopted Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) Program Guidance, Guided Pathways Funding and Calls to Action with a focus on the Vision for Success. This series will highlight successes and challenges affecting colleges in this process, and will provide examples of successful methods of implementation that may encourage participants to apply example methods to their Equity Plans and efforts.

Date: Tuesday, November 9 | Learning Teams
This webinar emphasizes how learning successful equity implementation in the system requires a village. This webinar will also provide resources for students and faculty to use on their campus.

Date: Tuesday, November 30 | Learning Outcomes Data
This webinar focuses on elevating the current reality of equity in our system through data, alongside elevating student voices on campus.

Date: Tuesday, January 25 | Learning Environment
This webinar provides examples and resources to ensure that colleges provide an equitable atmosphere for their students, whether in an actual classroom or online. This webinar will discuss how every area of a college has a role in ensuring equitable student learning.

Date: Tuesday, February 22 | Learning Materials and Curriculum
This webinar will discuss the need to shine a light on curriculum resources to create a more equitable environment. This webinar will focus on the ways that the current learning curriculum hinders and supports inclusive environments and active learning, alongside ways to make the curriculum more equitable.

Equitable Recovery in Action: Becoming Antiracist, Student Ready Institutions

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office invites you to join the Chancellor's Office Webinar Series: Equitable Recovery in Action: Becoming Antiracist, Student Ready Institutions launching March 16, 2022.

 In the midst of ongoing economic recovery, the pandemic and pervasive inequities in achievement, the need to accelerate system-wide has become even more urgent.

 In this six-part series of webinars, the Chancellor’s Office will highlight ongoing efforts across the system to adopt, customize and scale equity-advancing strategies, tools and resources to facilitate systemic change and cultivate a more equitable, inclusive and transformative teaching and learning ecosystem. Informed by the core commitments of the Vision for Success, these webinars will focus on a range of issues required to becoming antiracist, student ready institutions, including but not limited to:

  • Re-designing funding structures by integrating DEI into decision-making processes, allocations, and program review to drive equity-centered student success and support institutional fiscal health and resiliency.
  • Leveraging technical assistance and technological innovations to support students’ financial success to accelerate goal completion.
  • Designing strategic enrollment management policies and practices as a lever for system wide change in expanding access, outreach, retention and completion.

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This link to register will be the same for all of the 2022 Equitable Recovery in Action Webinars, there will be no need to register for each individually. You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the webinar with your link.

TheEquitable Recovery in Action Webinars of 2022 will be held on the third Wednesday of each month from 12p.m. to 1 p.m.

For questions related to the Chancellor’s Office Equitable Recovery in Action Webinars email mthuston@cccco.edu


Webinar Dates

 March 16, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 15, 2022
July 20, 2022
August 17, 2022

CA Perkins Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee’s (JSPAC)

Humanity Matters Professional Development Series 2022

Humanity Matters Professional Development Series. This training series will be facilitated by Dr. Emilie Mitchell, Interim Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Cosumnes River College.

Please click on the link below for additional information:

http://www.jspac.org/professional-development

To register for the first in this training series, please click on the link below:

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Literacy Partners

Literacy Partners is an adult literacy program. African American and immigrant parents come to our program to transform their lives and create a brighter future for their family. Access to stories and the ability to tell one’s own are essential to heal from trauma – individual and collective. Adult literacy has always been a tool for liberation and a means of organizing to end systemic oppression.

The Bluest Eye:

A Virtual Public Reading

February 23 & 24 @ 4pm PST

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Dual Enrollment for Foster Youth: Toward Effective Practice

Wednesday, February 23 from 10:00am - 11:00 a.m. 

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Dual enrollment holds the promise of improving educational outcomes for underserved populations, including foster youth. This webinar will share findings from a forthcoming CLP report on a pilot undertaken by three college sites to support foster youth to enroll in dual enrollment classes. Webinar panelists will include campus staff and college students who participated in the pilot. They’ll share key challenges encountered by students and practitioners along with promising practices. Finally, the webinar will outline recommendations for policy changes at the high school, college, and state levels that would enable college and high school partnerships to engage and support more foster youth in dual enrollment in California.

This webinar was developed by CLP in collaboration with John Burton Advocates for Youth.

Transition in Math from High School and Community College Before and After AB 705

This webinar will share new findings from a statewide analysis when we compare high school to community college transitions in California before AB 705 came into effect in 2018 and post-implementation in fall 2019.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 12:00–1:00 PM

 Register Here 

View our list of all planned research briefs

Access other AB 705 research resources

Transforming Institutional Culture through Effective

Anti-Racist Practices

February 1, 2022: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | February 2, 2022: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Please register for an all-virtual professional development event, “Transforming Institutional Culture through Effective Anti-Racist Practices,” a joint venture between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

View the Event Agenda

View the Recordings - Transforming Institutional Culture through Anti-Racist Practices 

We invite you to join fellow community college leaders to learn about how to incorporate actionable Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) strategies into faculty, staff, and administrator professional development opportunities, culturally responsive teaching and learning practices, and student support services, all with an eye toward dismantling structural racism, establishing and sustaining anti-racist institutions, and promoting the success of a diverse student population system wide. 

Topics include: 

  • Establishing DEI as a core professional competency for all community college employees 
  • Highlighting equity-minded teaching and learning frameworks
  • Leveraging DEI as a lens and practice in the recruitment, hiring and retention processes
  • Incorporating DEI into performance review processes
  • Fostering the use of data and evidence as tools of empowerment

Suggested Audience: The event is open to everyone, including students. Primarily, however, the event is geared toward college employees and/or elected representatives with designated duties and responsibilities related to: recruitment, hiring and/or retention, performance reviews, employee hiring manuals, and collective bargaining agreements. Such employees or representatives may include Senate Presidents, CEOs, CIOs, CSSOs, ACHRO, Middle Leaders and Trustees.

Each day of the event will feature different content within the context of the event theme, so it is recommended that registrants attend both days. 

Register for this event in the Vision Resource Center

To register for this event, log in to the Vision Resource Center or create an account. Once you’re logged in:

  • In the main navigation, hover over “Systemwide Information”, then select “Systemwide Events” from the drop-down menu. Click the blue “Upcoming Events” button.
  • In the calendar view, scroll to February and click on “Transforming Institutional Culture through Effective Anti-Racist Practices” to view event details.
  • Click the blue “Request” button to register.

For detailed instructions,view the event registration guide or watch a video guide.

If you have technical support issues or questions related to the event, please contact Maureen Akal at makal0361@icloud.com.

Niki BookerYO! Disabled and Proud is excited to celebrate Women's History Month with Nikki Booker! Nikki will join the Disabled Voices of Color Series on Thursday, March 24th, at 3pm (PST). Nikki is the Program Officer for the Disability Inclusion Fund at Borealis Philanthropy. As a person with a Disability and a biracial woman, she has devoted her work to advancing rights at the intersection of Disability Justice and Racial Justice

Nikki will share personal stories, insights, and advice on being a great leader and advocate in the Disability Community.

Do you have questions for Nikki? You will be able to ask them in the Zoom Q&A. (Note: We will do our best to accommodate every question, but due to time, we cannot guarantee that Nikki will get to answer every question).

This is a FREE virtual event and open to all. Captioning and ASL will be provided.

Check out the latest episode of the YO! podcast: Disability Belongs: Reflections on Being Disabled in the Real World.

Episode two is entitled: "Disability Belongs in Friendship." YO! Member, Evan Milburn, join us to discuss his life as a Disability advocate. He shares how he came to work with YO! Disabled and Proud and what the program has taught him. Not only does Evan star in this episode, but he also worked on production behind the scenes!

Please follow us on Instagram: @Disability_belongs_podcast. Visit Disabilitybelongs.podbean.com for more info on the podcast!

Thank you for listening!

Check out the new podcast episode!

Listen & Learn Speaker Series

Listen & Learn Sessions

A workshop session, 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.

Centering Students' & Meeting Their Essential Needs

As educators, we are all aware of the complexities students experience when navigating college enrollment, campus support programs and services, and meeting their basic needs. Unfortunately, these challenges have been exacerbated during the pandemic and continue today.  It is our institutional responsibility and opportunity to visiblize and leverage the leadership and expertise of Student Affairs, programs and services in collaboration with Academic Affairs and our community partners to work collectively to ensure access to resources and services available campus-wide and beyond early in the students' educational journey.

Centering Students' & Meeting Their Essential Needs, Listen and Learn Speaker Series highlights  programs, services, and tools built with the student in mind while centering their experiences and needs.  Join us to learn, engage, and equip yourself with knowledge and awareness of the wide variety of supports available at CCSF for you to share with your students and colleagues.  These workshops will improve your ability to help students’ access and connect with resources and services to meet their academic and basic essential needs as you hone your skills to provide a warm hand of students to programs and services which center student success.  In unity, we are stronger together and we are stronger when we listen and learn.

                                                                                  Listen and Learn Series                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm 

                                                      These sessions will be held virtually on a weekly basis.                         

                                                                                      Register Here     

 

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - SparkPoint Center at CCSF

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - Completion Center
Watch Recording

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - Puente Project
Watch Recording

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - STAR Center & Writing Success Project (WSP)

Watch Recording

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - Wu Yee Children's Services

Watch Recording

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - CCSF Registration Process

Watch Recording

Academic & Career Community Success Network

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 1:00pm

Join the ACCSN as they present their Successful Counseling Workshop

Click the link to access the zoom session - https://ccsf-edu.zoom.us/j/96305881463

Zoom Meeting ID - 96305881463

Successful Counseling Workshop flyer

Language Line Solution Training Sessions

Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 9:00am

Friday, May 20, 2022 at 1:00pm

These virtual sessions will provide training to equip employees and students with knowledge and tools to effectively use and become familiar with functionality of the LLS. To strengthen institutional support for multi-lingual access and provide real-time interpretation services for students to receive essential information. Hannah Black from LLS will cover how to connect with an interpreter for over 240 languages with audio and video sessions, share best practices when working with an interpreter, how to select the correct language, and the functions within the Language Line app. 

Watch Recording 

Additional Resource: Language Line Training Video 

Language Line Solutions Training

Centering Student Support Programs and Services

As educators, we are all aware of the complexities students experience when navigating college enrollment, campus support programs and services. Unfortunately, these challenges have been exacerbated during the pandemic. Now, we have an institutional responsibility and opportunity to visiblize and leverage the leadership and expertise of Student Affairs, Student Support Programs and Services in collaboration with Academic Affairs and our college community to work collectively to ensure access to resources and services available campus-wide early in the students' educational journey.

Join us to learn, engage, and equip yourself with knowledge and awareness of the wide variety of support services and resources available at CCSF for you to share with your students and colleagues. These workshops will improve your ability to provide students’ access to campus support programs, resources and services as you hone your skills to provide a warm hand off from students to programs and services which center student success. In unity, we are stronger together and we are stronger when we listen and learn.

Listen and Learn Series

Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm

Register Here

 

Listen & Learn Sessions

All sessions in this Listen & Learn Series will be held virtually on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm.

Postponed - Veterans Resource Center

VETS @CCSF, who are they & how do we Serve them.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - CalWorks Program

Watch Recording 

From County to Classroom: Holistic Support for CalWORKs student-parents at City College of San Francisco.  Join us to learn more about what CalWORKs is, our services and how you can help us support additional student-parents. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - Guardian Scholars (Foster Youth) Program

Watch Recording 

Guardian Scholars: Supporting Transitional Aged Foster Youth students at CCSF. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - Woman's Resource Center

Watch Recording 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - Student Health Center Services and CalFresh

Watch Recording 

Learn more about free to low-cost services that Student Health has to offer. We are providing medical and mental health appointments both remotely and in-person. Information on Covered California, CalFresh, and other community resources will be discussed. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - Homeless At-Risk Transitional Students (HARTS) Program

Watch Recording 

Exploring resources for housing insecure students: Homeless At-Risk Transitional Students Program.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - Students Supporting Students

Watch Recording 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - City Dream Center

Watch Recording 

Join us for our Listen and Learn Session to learn about the resources available for undocumented students at CCSF. This event will be presented by City DREAM Students. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - Family Resource Center

Watch Recording 

The CCSF Family Resource Center is excited to present a 1-hour webinar focused on the services the FRC provides to support parenting students, including an overview of the brand-new Parent Pathway program.  The presentation will incorporate the perspective of student-parent peer mentors, highlighting the common challenges parenting students face.  

Centering Student Support Programs and Services

As educators, we are all aware of the complexities students experience when navigating college enrollment, campus support programs and services. Unfortunately, these challenges have been exacerbated during the pandemic. Now, we have an institutional responsibility and opportunity to visiblize and leverage the leadership and expertise of Student Affairs, Student Support Programs and Services in collaboration with Academic Affairs and our college community to work collectively to ensure access to resources and services available campus-wide early in the students' educational journey.

Centering Student Support Programs and Services to Meet Student's Needs Listen and Learn Speaker Series centers programs and services built with the student in mind and addresses students’ needs and experiences. Join us to learn, engage, and equip yourself with knowledge and awareness of the wide variety of support services and resources available at CCSF for you to share with your students and colleagues. These workshops will improve your ability to provide students’ access to campus support programs, resources and services as you hone your skills to provide a warm hand off from students to programs and services which center student success. In unity, we are stronger together and we are stronger when we listen and learn.

                                                        Listen and Learn Sessions                                     Lunch & Learn Sessions

                                                      Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm                           Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm

                                                              Register Here                                         Register Here

 

Listen & Learn Sessions

All sessions in this Listen & Learn Series will be held on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm.

Tuesday, September, 14, 2021 - Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Please join us for an exciting and informative, 1 hour webinar discussing a high-level intro to Financial Aid, with a focus from the students’ perspective.  The presentation will include an overview of financial aid types, application process, and general requirements.  One of our designated and experienced Federal Work Study students will share a brief explanation of their experience, and we will conclude with time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

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Tuesday, September, 28, 2021 - Queer Resource Center

The Queer Resource Center (QRC) fosters a safe space on campus for LGBTQI+ students to work on their goals in a safe and discreet environment. Our focus is to empower students by providing resources that center the needs of our diverse Queer CCSF student community. Join the QRC coordinator, Juan Fernandez and student staff to learn about the resources and programs available at the QRC.

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Tuesday, October, 12, 2021 - Family Resource Center

FRC

The CCSF Family Resource Center is excited to present a 1-hour webinar focused on the services the FRC provides to support parenting students, including an overview of the brand-new Parent Pathway program.  The presentation will incorporate the perspective of student-parent peer mentors, highlighting the common challenges parenting students face.  

Watch Recording 

Tuesday, October, 26, 2021 - Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

EOPS “Over and Above”: "EOPS changed my life since I started my first year at the community college. It's not only a program to me, it's more than that it’s my family.” -EOPS Student

Learn about how Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) supports CCSF students in meeting their goals. This is an opportunity to get insight on the mission of the program and the students EOPS serves. Learn about services students receive, the requirements student must meet, and get an inside look on how EOPS counseling works.

Watch Recording 

Tuesday, November, 9, 2021 - Student Activities - Student Government, Clubs & Organizations

The Student Activities Office facilitates student empowerment, leadership, and advocacy by strengthening student participation in the life, governance and success of the college. We provide resources, support, and training to CCSF’s Associated Student Councils, clubs, student organizations and resource centers. Our Listen & Learn will help you understand how you can support students to get involved in campus life at CCSF, including serving in student government and joining/starting clubs and organizations.

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Tuesday, November, 23, 2021 - Office of Outreach Services

Please join us for an informative, 1 hour webinar exploring CCSF enrollment process and how to access the college's Outreach services. This presentation will include an overview of enrollment steps, requirements, enrollment resources and department contacts. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. 

Watch Recording 

Lunch & Learn Sessions

All sessions in this Lunch & Learn Series will be held on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm.

Wednesday, September, 22, 2021 - Learning Assistance Department/Tutoring Services

Learn more about free online tutoring services and program resources available to help students succeed in their classes through the Student Tutoring and Resource (STAR) Center formerly known as LAC.

Watch Recording 

Wednesday, October, 6, 2021 - Student Health Services & CalFresh

Learn more about free to low-cost services that Student Health has to offer. We are providing medical and mental health appointments both remotely and in-person. Information on Covered California, CalFresh, and other community resources will be discussed. 

Watch Recording 

Wednesday, October, 20, 2021 - Student Activities - Intro to Basic Needs

This Listen & Learn will cover some of the basic needs resources offered at the college, as well as some available community resources. We will be sharing information about food, transportation, and textbook resources for students.

Watch Recording 

Wednesday, November, 3, 2021 - New Directions - Justice-Impacted Students

Learn about academic supports and program services available for our formerly incarcerated and justice-impacted students.

Watch Recording 

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

Register to Watch Training On-Demand

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!

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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).

Equity Talks Speaker Series

Spring 2022 Equity Talk Speaker Series

In organizing Equity Talks, the Office of Student Equity (OSE) endeavors to invite innovative scholars, authors, and activists who are thinking about educational equity and social justice, so they might share their gifts with our college community.  Our hope is that these thought-leaders might help us acquire more knowledge, self-awareness, and skills to disrupt institutional practices that fail student populations who are currently being pushed out, so we might start to close opportunity gaps at our college.

For spring 2022, OSE has coordinated a lineup of speakers who will share proven strategies for promoting health, healing, and wellbeing for students and ourselves both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Theme of Equity Talks "A Healthy, Healing, and Thriving College Community" 

2022 Equity Talks Speaker Series - Demystifying, decolonizing, and designing mindfulness. Sonia Russell - CEO, BlackFULLness. 22 February 10:30 to noon

Handout from February Equity Talk!

2022 Equity Talks Speaker Series - Healing-centered education in our turbulent times. Dr. Angel Acosta - Acosta Consulting, LLC. 22 March 10:30 to noon.

Handout from March Equity Talk

2022 Equity Talks Speaker Series - The missing ingredient in self-care. Dr. Portola Jackson Preston - Founder, Empowered to Exhale. 19 April 10:30 to noon

Resources from April Equity Talk

 

Spring 2021 Speakers

Register for Talks

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.

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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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Accomplice and Allyship Training Program

Accomplice and Allyship Training Program

These workshops provide detailed trainings offered by the CCSF C.A.R.E Collective starting Fall 2021. The C.AR.E. Collective is comprised of CCSF Retention and Resource Centers: UMOJA, City DREAM, The Queer Resource Center, The Veterans Center and The Office of Student Equity. Join us to explore and engage with concepts of cultural humility and engagement through these accompliceship trainings being offered for faculty, staff, administrators, and students launched in Fall 2021. The CARE Collective is led by center coordinators & trained peer educators, jointly focused on broadening the social justice perspectives of attendees through a set of equity centered trainings, focused on equitable cultural impact, anti-racism and personal empowerment both inside and outside the classroom.

Note: C.A.R.E. in the C.A.R.E. Collective means: Community, Advocacy, Resources, and Empowerment

Requirements for completion: Trainees must attend the entire training session(s) to receive full credit for program completion. Please review the scheduled dates/times below for the applicable training(s) your interested in attending. You will receive registration notification from the facilitator to confirm your spot in the training session(s).

Participation in all four (4) Training Programs = 13 total hours of Accomplice/Allyship Training.  CCSF Employees will receive Flex credit for these trainings in the Vision Resource Center (VRC) once you have completed the training(s) and the instructor has marked your attendance. 

Limited Capacity: 30 participants max per training session.

   Register Here 

Select one or more of the Accomplice and Allyship Training Programs:

UmojaAlly with UMOJA/African American Scholastic Programs (AASP) 

(both sessions required)
Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm and
Friday, February 25, 2022 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm

LGBTQ+ Safezone Ally with Queer Resource Center
Monday, March 21, 2022 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm

UndocuAlly with City Dream Center

(both sessions required)
Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm and
Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm

VeteranAlly with Veteran Resource Center
Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

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.

Spring 2022 Community of Practice Starts March 10th!

Flyer for spring 2022 community of practice.

Please join the Office of Student Equity's Community of Practice (or Professional Learning Community) for spring 2022. This semester, our community will meet weekly to work through and discuss how we might implement best practices from "Course Design for Racial Equity."

"Course Design for Racial Equity" is a continuing education course provided by CORA (Center for Organizational Research and Advancement) that aims to provide educators with the tools to engage in anti-racist course design, for online and in-person modalities. Participants will learn how racism impacts students’ learning, growth, and development as well as tangible strategies to intentionally counter-act challenges in their curricula.

When will the meetings take place?

This professional learning community will meet on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3 pm March 10th and ending on April 14th (no meeting will take place on March 31st in recognition of Spring Recess).

Will I receive FLEX Credit?

Participation in this community will be recognized in the Vision Resource Center, and participants will have an opportunity to earn continuing education credits once the course is completed in CORA's learning management system.

Who do I contact if I have questions or need help?

Message Kyle Hill, khill@ccsf.edu, with questions about this professional development opportunity.

Helping Students Succeed 

Thursdays, October 21 through December 2 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Office of Student Equity invites you to join us for a community of practice that focuses on helping students succeed at the highest level. This community will be grounded in "Best Practices for Teaching in the Community College," an online course created by the Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA). This program will offer our community practical and progressive techniques on what to do inside and outside the classroom to best support student success; the practices and strategies we will review are applicable to both in-person and online learning formats.

Time Commitment & Incentives

  • The community of practice will convene once a week for five (5) 90-minute Zoom sessions for a total of 7.5 hours; participation will be recognized with a certificate of completion from the Vision Resource Center.
  • “Best Practices for Teaching in the Community College” consists of 4 modules; each module requires about 3 hours to complete for a total of 15 hours; upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an IACET accredited certificate of completion from CORA.

Meeting Dates & Zoom Link

Register

Meeting Dates
  • October 21
  • October 28
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 2

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.
Conferences

Join us for the fourth annual APIDA College Day.

4th Asian Pacific Islander Desi American College Day

Sacramento State’s Fourth annual Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) College Day is scheduled for Friday, March 4, 2022 from 9:00am-2:00pm. The event will be held virtually with the goal to promote early awareness of college access and career preparation for K-12, two- and four- year as well as transfer-ready community college Asian Pacific Islander Desi American students and their families. 

The event will include a keynote from Erika L. Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States of America and Asian American and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison, a policy brief and community update from Assembly member Evan Low on Stop AAPI-Hate that will culminate with a free Stop AAPI bystander/rapid response training.

Over 18 college and career workshop sessions will be offered to participants as well as a virtual transfer drop-in advising hosted by the Advising Office. K-12, two- and four- year as well as transfer-ready community college students, parents/guardians, guests and the community are encouraged to attend any sessions. (please share with students)

For more information, please visit: https://www.csus.edu/student-affairs/spotlights/api-college-day.html

   Register Here 

Previously Shown Webinars

The University of Southern California Race and Equity Center hosted the Decentering Whiteness Webinar Series produced as part of a grant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Over 1400 attendees registered and we are delighted to share the last recording and materials. 

Below you will find the previous links to the video recordings and shared materials from our past webinar series. 

Part 1 -  Decentering Whiteness in Pathways Webinar 

Part 2 - Decentering Whiteness in Pathways: Reckoning with the Realities of Race 

Part 3 - Ensuring Racially Minoritized Students Benefit From Guided Pathways

Part 4 - College Leaders' Role in Centering Race in Faculty Hiring 

Additional Resources

Sounding the Alarm: Addressing the Declining Representation of Black Students in California's Community Colleges

This webinar took place on September 1, 2021 from 12noon to 2pm. 

Watch Webinar

This webinar will address the declining enrollment of Black students that has been significantly impacted during the COVID-19 and racial pandemics. Leading scholars, practitioners, and policy advocates will discuss what needs to be done to address this pressing concern.

Fall into Humanized Online Teaching: A Pathway to Equity

The series Fall into Humanized Online Teaching: A Pathway to Equity, offered by @ONE, was held September 10, 2021.  

It is a free 6-week series and it is not required to do all the workshops in the series.

Through a series of live events, the CVC’s Michelle Pacansky-Brock will guide you through the creation of eight research-based humanized online teaching elements that will mitigate threats that contribute to equity gaps in online courses. You will be more prepared to design and teach inclusive online classes that welcome all students, value diversity as an asset, and leverage human presence to cultivate identity safety in the online environment. 

View Prior Recordings 

Schedule

Week 1: Friday, September 10

Star The Science of a Diverse Community, Dr. Claude Steele

Drawing on stereotype threat and social identity threat research, this talk will address the why, what and how of diverse learning communities: why they are important, a working hypothesis about what is critical to their success and what research reveals about how to achieve that success. The talk’s practical aim is to identify features of diverse learning communities—schools, universities and academic disciplines—that while good for all students, are especially helpful for minority students generally, and for women in STEM fields. The talk will also explore the psychological significance of community and its role in learning.

Humanizing Pre-course Contact with a Liquid Syllabus

Improving the tone of your syllabus is a well known equity practice. Developing a Liquid Syllabus, a visually-oriented, public, accessible web page topped with a brief, imperfect welcome video that prepares students for a successful first week in an online course is next level! By the end of our session, you’ll get started with creating your own Liquid Syllabus using Google Sites, which will break down the instructor-student hierarchy and begin to build trust with your students.

Week 2: Friday, September 24
Laying out the Welcome Mat with a Humanized Course Card and Homepage

An online course, like any other course, is a social environment that can be experienced as a threat landscape by students. Racism, poverty, and social marginalization shape the way students respond to the cues in your course. This workshop will guide you through creating a course card and homepage mitigate threat by minimizing their cognitive load and sending cues of safety.

Week 3: Friday, October 8
Star Bearing Witness as an Act of Love, Dr. Mays Imad

In this session we will briefly consider the neuroscience of toxic stress and its impact on our ability to engage, connect, and learn. How will we welcome our students and colleagues to our institutions and classrooms this fall? What can we, educators, possibly do to help attend to their mental health and ameliorate their exhaustion and distress, while at the same time, intentionally engaging in self-care? We will examine the principles and practical examples of trauma- informed approaches and reflect on the connections between trauma-informed education, healing, and restorative justice.

Identifying Your High Opportunity Students with a Getting to Know You Survey

Humanized online teaching requires you to understand your students as more than just names on a screen. Developing awareness of their needs will enable you to teach with empathy. By the end of this workshop, you will import and adapt an existing survey into your Canvas course, which will help you get to know your students as real people. You will learn how to leverage this data to adapt your teaching and support your high opportunity students.

Week 4: Friday, October 22
Being a Warm Demander: Challenging Students with Relationship-Rich Teaching and Wise Feedback

You will acquire an understanding of warm demander pedagogy (Kleinfeld), which will empower you to leverage your relationships with your students to challenge them through push and care. You will learn how to construct wise feedback and deliver it through video to support your students in achieving their full intellectual potential.

Week 5: Friday, November 5
Changing Students’ Learning Narratives with a Self- affirming Ice Breaker and a Wisdom Wall

Psychology research has shown that small teaching interventions can have a big impact on how students think about their learning. Changing that narrative can be a gamechanger. This session will provide an overview of this research and guide you through the creation of either a Wisdom Wall or self-affirming ice breaker using either Flipgrid or VoiceThread, asynchronous voice and video discussion tools.

Week 6: Friday, November 19
Developing your Teaching Presence with Bumper Videos & Microlectures

Using asynchronous video to teach your students new concepts is a fundamental online teaching skill. Videos construct your presence in your students’ learning and support their variability by empowering them to view and review content to support their unique rhythm without judgement from others. But long videos don’t work. We have solutions that we think you’re going to love! Bumper videos are visually oriented, 2-3 minute videos set to music that are not only engaging to watch, but also easy and fun to make! Microlectures are laser-focused instructional videos that are between 5-10 minutes long. You’ll be guided through an accessible video workflow using Adobe Spark or Screencast-o-Matic or Canvas Studio (you choose!) to create accessible videos and embed them in your Canvas course.

AAC&U webinars highlight the work being done at colleges and universities around the country to address challenges and identify best practices for enhancing the teaching and learning experience, demonstrating the value of liberal education, and preparing students to contribute to a diverse democracy and global citizenship.

On-Demand Webinars

Film Fest Series
Who is this film festival for?

The Student Equity Film Fest is for all CCSF EMPLOYEES and STUDENTS who have an appreciation for the capacity of documentaries to be both entertaining and incredibly insightful.  More specifically, this film fest is for anyone who has an interest in working collaboratively to improve the education system so it works better for all students, particularly students populations who are experiencing the starkest opportunity gaps.

How do I access this film fest?

All three films can be easily viewed on-demand on the Office of Student Equity's Canvas page.  To access the film fest for the first time:

1. Log in using your RAM ID [https://ccsf.instructure.com/enroll/ER87TJ] (Need a RAM ID? Follow instructions on the RAM ID Login Portal). 

2. Enroll in Course

What will be available to me on Canvas?

The Office of Student Equity is excited to host our firs-ever film festival on Canvas because if gives us an opportunity to create space for students and employees to engage in a conversation about educational equity and work together to create change.  To facilitate this conversation, the Office of Student Equity will be hosting a discussion forum for each film the week before the live Zoom session.

Why should I join the live Zoom sessions? 

If you miss the live Zoom sessions, you're only getting half the benefits of participating in the Student Equity Film Fest - don't cheat yourself!  At the live Zoom Sessions, the Office of Student Equity will be inviting guest speakers to help us debrief the films and answer our most burning and critical questions as a community.

We All Rise Up: Leveraging Collective Knowledge and Social Capital to Improve Racial Equity and Achievement at CCSF

Film is an art form that can touch our lives through a variety of senses and can be a vehicle to deliver powerful messages; the Office of Student Equity's film festival is an opportunity where advocacy for educational equity meets the arts. Our selection of documentaries for the fall 2021 semester intends to support the CCSF community (i.e. students, staff, faculty, and administrators) with framing and advancing conversations about promising practices for supporting student access to, retention in, and transfer from our institution. 

Register for Live Discussion                                         Access Films Here

 

Personal Statement - Collage of young people

PERSONAL STATEMENT 

Live Discussion on September 29, 2021 I 4:30 - 6:00 pm

This film sheds light on both the systemic barriers that keep so many young people from attaining a college degree  and the power that already exists within historically marginalized communities to address problems of inequality.

Film & Discussion Forum available on Canvas from 9/22 to 9/29

 

 

 

The Pushouts flyer

THE PUSHOUTS

Live Discussion on October 27, 2021 I 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Woven with archival material stretching back 25 years to Victor Rios’ own troubled adolescence and including the contemporary story of this fateful summer in Watts, The Pushouts examines crucial questions of race, class, power, and the American dream at a particularly urgent time.

Film & Discussion Forum available on Canvas from 10/20 to 10/27

 

 

 

"Unlikely" film poster

UNLIKELY

Live Discussion on November 17, 2021 I 4:30 - 6:00 pm

This penetrating and personal film investigates America's college dropout crisis through the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity and highlights the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21st century.

Film & Discussion Forum available on Canvas from 11/10 to 11/17

    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.

    Equity Professional Development Passport

    Earn a Digital Badge

    The Office of Student Equity invite you to lean in with love and engage in one of our professional development opportunities to expand your equity toolbox.  Earn a digital completion badge after each professional development event.  

    How do I access the Equity PD Passport?

    1. Click the passport link - Equity PD Passport
    2. Go to File and select 'Make a copy' and 'Entire Presentation'.  You may now edit your copy of the Equity PD Passport.
    3. Register for one or more PD opportunities
    4. Learn. Grow. Evolve.
    5. Receive your badge 1-3 days after completion