College-Wide Events

  • Financial Literacy Workshop Series for CCSF Employees
  • Black Student Success Week
  • Equity Talks Speaker Series
  • Listen & Learn Speaker Series
  • Conferences
  • Webinars, Trainings and Events
  • Community of Practice
  • Previously Shown Webinars
  • Accomplice and Allyship Training Program

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

Financial Literacy Workshop Series for Employees

CCSF Financial Literacy Workshop Series for Employees 

This Financial Literacy Workshop Series was designed by CCSF's Professional Development Committee (PDC) and Office of Student Equity (OSE) in community with our partner/sponsors, Patelco Credit Union and Ameriprise Financial Services, to bring financial literacy, education, and planning opportunities to our CCSF employees. Each session covers a different financial topic to support employees and their families financial wellbeing.

These sessions are free and held virtually twice a month on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 5:00pm, beginning February 6, 2024. Register now for the upcoming scheduled sessions.  Click the link below to register for the workshop sessions you want to attend or scan the QR code on the flyer or use the bit.ly/flwsccsfemployees

Questions? Contact us at prodev@ccsf.edu
Visit us at Professional Development and Office of Student Equity

Register Here    

Financial topics that will be covered this spring include:

  • February 6: Smart Moves to Pay off Debt (Patelco Credit Union) 
    Have you noticed that your credit card balances are creeping up? According to CNBC, many Americans are supplementing their income with debt. This interactive webinar will walk you through different strategies to pay off credit card debt. Join us as we will share sample action plans to put you on a path to lowering debt.
     
  • February 20: Why a Roth IRA? Valuable tips to help you reach your goals (Ameriprise Financial Services) - Watch Recording
    This seminar outlines factors to consider before a Roth conversion. Help clients and prospects decide if a Roth IRA is right for them by focusing on the value of balancing taxable income with tax-free retirement income. 
     
  • March 5: Tax Basics (Patelco Credit Union) - Watch Recording
    Let’s face it - taxes are complicated. Take some confusion out of tax time as we break down the basics. Learn how to file a Federal tax return and calculate your tax liability, along with the options available if you owe and the collection process for unpaid taxes.  
     
  • March 19: Getting to know the basics: Understanding your finances (Ameriprise Financial Services) - Watch Recording
    This introduction to financial basics will discuss the importance of goal setting and financial planning; touch on the basics of budgeting, managing debt and credit, investing and saving; and talk about establishing good habits for the future. 
     
  • April 2: Saving Strategies (Patelco Credit Union) - Watch Recording
    Saving money is much easier with a goal in mind. This workshop shows you how to choose the right goals for you, and overcome barriers to achieving them. Participants will learn about savings strategies and tactics, to be a successful saver.  
     
  • April 16: How to Navigate Volatile Markets (Ameriprise Financial Services)  Watch Recording
    This full-length seminar highlights the factors that contribute to market volatility, how the markets behave, and strategies for navigating volatile markets. 
  • May 7: Creative ways to use your Home Equity (Patelco Credit Union)  Watch Recording
    There are numerous benefits to owning your own home. Not only does it provide you with a place to live, but you can also often use the accumulated equity for many money smart purposes. Borrowing further against your home is a serious financial decision and should only be done after careful research and consideration. This session will discuss the pros and cons of borrowing against your equity and also review the different ways you can do so. 
  • May 21: Put your Paycheck to Work (Ameriprise Financial Services)  Watch Recording
    This seminar will examine how to make the most out of your paycheck. Learn ways to uncover “hidden” compensation opportunities, maximize available benefits and effectively manage income. 

 

Financial literacy workshop series for CCSF employees

 

Watch Our Fall 2023 Recorded Sessions

10.10.23 - Exploring Retirement Through IRAs - Watch Recording
11.14.23 - Financial Resilience during the Holiday - Watch Recording
12.12.23 - Be Aware! Fraud Prevention - Watch Recording

Black Student Success Week

California Community Colleges on X: "SAVE THE DATE for the annual  #BlackStudentSuccessWeek! Administrators, faculty, staff & students from  across the @CalCommColleges are invited to join from 4/22-4/26 for a series  of daily

The 2024 Black Student Success Week is scheduled for April 22 through April 26, 2024. This year's theme is "Building a Better Future Together: the Urgency is Now."

You're invited to attend CCSF Black Student Success events being held in-person and virtually over two weeks. CCSF "Watch Parties" will be held 4/22, 4/23, &, 4/24 in-person on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 11:30am-1pm in Rosenberg Library. Community Building will be provided at 11:30am (light refreshments provided on first come first serve basis). The Watch Party begins at 12:00pm viewing "The Black Hour" webinars.  Register for BSSW webinars here: https://blkstudentsuccess.com. Register for CCSF BSSW events here: bit.ly/ccsfbssw24. See the schedule of events below.

CCSF events prior to BSSW (April 15-18) include: 
Register Here - 
bit.ly/ccsfbssw24
Monday, April 15 at 1pm - Resume Writing Workshop (MUB 39)
Postponed due to Campus Closure (New Date Coming Soon) - CCSF HBCU Grads Panel (Rosenberg R301)
Tuesday, April 16 at 1pm - Budgeting Like a Boss Financial Wellness Workshop (Virtual - Register Here: bit.ly/48FAw1z)
Tuesday, April 16 at 6pm - Leila Mottley, Speaker & Author of Night Crawling & woke up with no light (MUB 140) Click here if you missed it - Watch Recording
Wednesday, April 17 at 12pm - Career Exploration Workshop (Rosenberg R301)
Thursday, April 18 at 11am - LinkedIn Workshop (Rosenberg R301)
Thursday, April 18 at 12pm - Michele Bean & Mayra Cruz: Risk, Rigor, and Real Talk (Virtual - Register)

The schedule of April 22-26 BSSW activities for the week include:

  • 12-1pm - The Black Hour: A series of daily webinars
  • 1-2pm - The After Party: A series of daily small group discussion forums 
  • 6-7pm - The Student Hour: A series focuses on the needs and resources available to help college students succeed 
  • The Blackout: A virtual advocacy day event held on April 25, 2024.

BSSW "The Black Hour" Daily Topics from 12-1pm:
Virtual - 
https://blkstudentsuccess.com
In-person - CCSF Watch Parties: bit.ly/ccsfbssw24

April 22nd: CCC - Bachelor’s Degree Programs: Are They Delivering on the Dream for Black Students? (CCSF Watch Party 11:30am-1pm in Rosenberg 301)
April 23rd: Combatting the Affirmative Action Ban: Levers for Increasing Black Student Success at the State and Federal Level (CCSF Watch Party 11:30-1pm in Rosenberg 301)
April 23rd: Building & Improving Your Credit with Patelco Credit Union (virtual, 1-2pm, Register Here: bit.ly/48FAw1z)
April 24th: Empowering Black Excellence: Policies, Workforce Development, and Apprenticeships for College-to-Career Success (CCSF Watch Party 11:30-1pm in Rosenberg 209 - UMOJA/AASP Program)
April 25th: Just Because We Make It Look Easy, Doesn’t Mean It Is (virtual, 12-1pm)
April 25th: CASHCELLA (in-person, 12-2pm, Wellness Amphitheater)
April 26th: AI and Racial Equity (virtual, 12-1pm)

Please save the date (April 22 - 26, 2024) and follow Twitter and Instagram at @cablackstudents for updates and more information.

BSSW events are a collaboration: cablackstudents, Office of Student Equity, SparkPoint CCSF, Basic Needs Center, Patelco Credit Union, UMOJA/AASP, Financial Aid Office, Counseling Services & Programs: Career Center, Human Resources, CCSF Alumni, Career Services & Workforce Development.

Equity Talks Speaker Series

Equity Talks 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, race consciousness, 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, skills and equity advancing approaches to disrupt institutional practices that fail minoritized student populations who are currently being pushed out, harmed, and invisibilizied, so we might start to close opportunity gaps at our college.

Spring 2024 Equity Talk Speaker Series

For spring 2024, OSE has coordinated a lineup of innovative scholars and activists involved in educational equity and social justice who will share strategies and practices on how to transform DEIA from theory to action.  Join us as we Listen, Learn, and Act to implement the gifts shared by our amazing lineup of Higher Education Scholars, Educators, and Changemakers.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

Theme of Equity Talks: "Resistance and Persistence"

These sessions will be held virtually on a monthly basis from 12:00-1:30pm. Click the registration button below or scan the QR Code on the flyer.

Equity Talks Registration

Equity Talks flyer
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - Dr. G.T. Reyes

"The Hope U Give: Community College PRAXISioners on the Liberatory Path"

This multimedia presentation invites participants to explore how a critical praxis framework that involves problematizing, visibilizing, reframing, and reimagining could pragmatically help with the ongoing project to engage the community college as a transformative and liberatory space in service of enhancing the student experience. 

Dr. G.T. Reyes Gift to CCSF Educators - Critical Pedagogy Lesson Plan template

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - Dr. Veronica Gerace

"You’re Asking the Wrong Person for the Key: Changes You Need to Make to Foster Student Success Through Relationship Building"

Educators often search for ideas and tools to impact student success in literature, from colleagues, and by exploring institutional resources but it’s our students who hold the key. The very nature of pedagogy steers us away from student-partnership solutions. In contrast, by focusing on andragogy, students become essential members in developing strategies and solutions. If we foster meaningful relationships with diverse student leaders, they will partner with us to affect positive change.

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - Michelle Velasquez Bean & Mayra E. Cruz 

Risk, Rigor, and Real Talk: Opening the DEIA Conversation and Widening Our Culture Aperture - Watch Recording

Beginning conversations focused on transformative DEIA work may be challenging. This interactive session will provide a safe space for participants to engage, reflect, and hear practical, real-life examples to support culturally responsive teaching and learning for Latinx student populations and the diverse community of CCSF. Join us to experience promising, evidence-based practices and to engage in conversations on how to design your learning spaces from within an equity-minded framework in support of all students.

Michelle's Gifts to CCSF Educators:
Powerpoint PDF 
Vocab Anticipation Guide
10 Principles of Leadership - Latino Style
DEI-in-Curriculum_Model_Principles_and_Practices_June_2022

Spring 2022 Equity Talk Speaker Series

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.

Register to Watch Webinar On-Demand

 

 

 


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.

Register to Watch Webinar On-Demand

 

 


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.

Register to Watch Webinar On-Demand

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.

Register to Watch Webinar On-Demand


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. 

Register to Watch Webinar On-Demand


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.

Register to Watch Webinar On-Demand

Listen & Learn Speaker Series

Listen & Learn Speaker Series 

A workshop session, from our very own internal experts, who will share equity-minded practices, strategies, tools and perspectives across disciplines.  This series is centered on creating a welcoming learning environment, access and connections to college resources, improving the student experience and student success.  CCSF facilitators will share how they implement these practices, address inequities and equity gaps in their work.

Centering Student Success, Retention, and Completion

This series is offered by our very own internal experts who will share some equity minded practices, strategies, tools, and perspectives across various disciplines. Sessions will improve your ability to help students’ access resources and services to help increase their student success, retention and completion. Join us to learn, engage, and equip yourself with knowledge and awareness of the wide array of supports available at CCSF.  All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

Listen and Learn Series   
Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm 

These sessions will be held virtually twice a month, exceptions on March 5, 2024 Mid-Semester Flex and April 9, 2024 due to Spring Break.  Also, we added an additional session on April 30th.  The series launches February 13 through April 30, 2024.  Register using the link below or bit.ly/42HLMNT or Scan the QR Code on the flyer.                  

  Register Here                                                              

Listen & Learn Series 2024

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - Career Services, Office of Student Employment & Apprenticeship Programs
View Recorded Session

Tuesday, February 26, 2024 - Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
View Recorded Session

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - MESA: Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program
View Recorded Session

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - TRIO/Writing Success Project
View Recorded Session

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - Career Counseling & Career Center
View Recorded Session

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - Multicultural Retention Services: APASS, LSN, TULAY, UMOJA/AASP, VASA
View Recorded Session

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - Metro Transfer Program 
View Recorded Session

Centering Students' & Meeting Their Essential Needs

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 12:00-1:00pm 

         These sessions will be held virtually on a weekly basis, except on March 7, 2023 Mid-Semester Flex Day.                         

                                                                                      Register Here   

 

Tuesday, February, 28, 2023 - Student Health Services: Family Pact

  Watch Recording 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - No Session - CCSF Flex Day

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - Patelco Credit Union: Financial Health

Watch Recording 

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - SparkPoint CCSF, Basic Needs Center

Watch Recording

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - Disabled Students Programs & Services

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - SF Human Services Agency: JobsNow

Watch Recording

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - SF Human Services Agency: CalFresh & Medical

Watch Recording

It provides an overview of these programs:
CalFresh
Medi-Cal
CAAP (General Assistance)
CalWORKS
WIC

Tuesday, May, 2, 2023 - Student Health Services: Mental Health

Watch Recording

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - Children's Council of San Francisco: Child Care

Watch Recording

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.

Listen & Learn Series 2022

 

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

Registration Closed

 

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

                                                              Registration Closed                                         Registration Closed

 

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.

Watch Recording 

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.

Watch Recording 

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.

Watch Recording 

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!

Register to Watch Training On-Demand 

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).

Conferences

2024 CHEBNA (California Higher Education Basic Needs Alliance) Basic Needs Summit

 

Call for Proposals: For information regarding the 2024 Summit’s Call for Proposals please visit here

Basic Needs: A Human Right, A Collective Responsibility

February 21-22, 2024, Sacramento Convention Center

Seeking workshop topics including but not limited to:

  • Student Food Insecurity Interventions
  • Student Housing Insecurity and Homelessness Interventions
  • Economic Interventions (addressing cycles of poverty and equity, Financial Aid)
  • Health Education / Health Services
  • Emergency Aid / Crisis Support & Services
  • Policy, Research and Evaluation of Student Basic Needs
  • Institutionalizing Basic Needs Interventions and Programs

Pathways to Equity | Equity in Action: Advancing Inclusion, Inspiring Change 

 

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office is excited to host our first in-person Pathways to Equity Conference! The California Community Colleges are committed to supporting the goals of Vision 2030: providing Equity in Success,  Access, and Support.  Come join and collaborate with members from the California Community College campuses to advance equity for our students. 

The Pathways to Equity Conference brings a wide range of practitioners who implemented transformational change on their campuses. Our speakers will be sharing their successes and challenges with other equity warriors.  This conference will include speakers from the field, feature sessions designed to provide actionable takeaways for college teams and other activities designed to support the goals of Vision 2030 and this year’s conference theme: “Equity in Action: Advancing Equity, Inspiring Change.”  

We look forward to coming together to learn and grow as we share our collective equity work in reducing achievement gaps and ensuring safe spaces and opportunities for every student. 

SAVE THE DATES

Monday, April 8, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Free In-Person Event at the Anaheim Marriott, California  

REGISTRATION AND CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

More information to be shared in the coming weeks

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Please visit our conference website for event updates and more information.

LOGISTICS INFORMATION

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs and events. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be submitted to the Conferences and Events team at conferences@foundationccc.org

Rise, Resist, Empower:
The Unstoppable Movement for Queer & Trans Liberation

 

The 6th Annual CCC LGBTQ+ Summit, held virtually April 24 - 25, 2024. 

The California Community Colleges stand committed to building programming and support services to ensure LGBTQ+ students thrive on each campus. We look forward to your attendance at the upcoming Summit where we will learn from each other, gain valuable insights from subject matter experts and have some fun through entertaining educational content along the way!

Through the Summit’s engaging trainings, speakers and student testimonials, attendees will receive strategies to enhance campus programs and student support services.

Registration will launch in the coming months. Although registering for the Summit will be required, there will be no cost associated with attendance this year.

Save the Dates

Wednesday, April 24 
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 25
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Strengthening Student Success Conference 2023 - CCSF Cross Functional Teams
 

The annual Strengthening Student Success Conference provides a unique opportunity for a wide cross-section of California community college professionals—including faculty, deans, student services staff, IRPE, and more—to engage with each other on strategies for increasing equitable outcomes, institutional effectiveness, leadership capacity, and more. The conference has been designed to promote interactive learning, build connections with peers, and provide opportunities to hear perspectives from other disciplines through interactive sessions, informative briefings, inspirational plenary presentations, and innovative opportunities to dig into pressing community college issues.

This in-person conference will be hosted in Burlingame October 11–12 with optional half-day post-conference workshops on October 13.  Join the Office of Student Equity (OSE), Adult Education Program (AEP) and Strong Workforce Program (SWP) as a member of a CCSF cross-functional team.  OSE, AEP & SWP will cover your registration fees.  We appreciate your collaboration and participation on the team.  Conference details: https://rpgroup.org/Events/Strengthening-Student-Success/overview

 

Umoja XIX Conference

The Umoja XIX Conference theme invites participants to engage in a critical dialogue about the challenges that impact African American students attuned and the legacy of the African Diaspora. At the Umoja XIX Conference, students, partner institutions, and other stakeholders will be actively engaged in exploring solutions that ensure student success for African Americans.

The conference will feature empowering speakers, culturally relevant discussions, and networking opportunities for more than 1,200 attendees. Attendees will explore our intersectional identities and strategize to bring the change our communities need.

Hotlinks:

Registration Fees: The registration fees are as follows:

  • Umoja General Registration- $650.00
  • Umoja Student Registration - $275.00

Register Here

2023 Real College California Basic Needs Summit

 

Rising to the Challenge: Heroes for Basic Needs

Friday, December 8| Evergreen Valley College| San Jose, CA

Basic Needs Summit Registration

Learn more and submit your proposal for this year’s Basic Needs Summit by Oct. 9.

Call for Proposals is now open! We are looking for submissions that address the following concepts: 

  • Placing trauma-informed care at the center of our work 
  • Advocacy and student activism 
  • Cross-silo teams and collaborative campus-wide initiatives 
  • Financial empowerment for students 
  • Serving and engaging diverse student populations (e.g., LGBTQ+, African American, Latin/x, Foster Students, Veterans, First Generation, Student Parents) 
  • Using technology and innovative solutions to address basic needs 
  • Building and maintaining community partnerships 
Webinars, Trainings & Events

CCSF Equity Leadership Academy

Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud

About Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud

Now retired from serving more than 35 years as an educator, Dr. Stroud is a certified Associate Diversity Coach through Coach Diversity Institute. She began as a professor of nursing at Rancho Santiago College (now Santa Ana College). She later became the Mission College Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, Skyline College Vice President of Instruction, and President, before being appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District. Her successful tenure as College President included leadership in establishment of the Skyline College Promise, the Equity Institute, the SparkPoint Center, and the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning—as well as capital improvements, a new baccalaureate degree, diversification of faculty and staff, and successful fundraising.

Named President Emerita by the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees, Dr. Stanback Stroud is highly regarded for her work on student equity and diversity; education/industry collaboratives; economic empowerment and anti-poverty strategies; community workforce and economic development; and regional and state educational policy.

CCSF Equity Leadership Academy

 

VISION RESOURCE CENTER (VRC)

CCC | Equitable Hiring Practices Curriculum (Training)
Equitable hiring supports student success. Every stage in the hiring process is an opportunity to increase the diversity of faculty, staff and administrators. Divided into three stages, pre-hiring, hiring and post-hiring, the EEO Hiring Curriculum reviews equitable hiring practices designed to increase the diversity of professionals across the campus. Concrete examples, scenarios and directed reflections are provided to help you adopt and adapt these practices to fit your needs.  NOTE: You must complete this entire curriculum in sequential order to receive a certificate of completion. Register here  

CCC | Equity-Centered Counseling Foundations
By focusing on the core skills necessary for effective counseling, we can create an including and supportive environment for all students. The “Equity-Centered Counseling Curriculum” reviews the foundations of equity-centered counseling as well as what you need to know about equitable placement and strategies for counseling different populations.  Register here  

2023 Survey Results of CCC Students’ Basic Needs 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

Real College California: 2023 Survey Results of CCC Students’ Basic Needs Webinar, September 2023 (Recording)

Real College California: 2023 Survey Results of CCC Students’ Basic Needs Webinar, September 2023 (PPT)

The 2023 Real College California Basic Needs Among California Community College (CCC) Students survey assessed the basic needs securities of more than 66,000 students from community colleges across the state. The results are concerning: two out of every three CCC students grapple with at least one basic needs insecurity. This webinar will present key findings from the survey and highlight basic needs indices related to food, housing, and homelessness, along with disaggregated information by region and select student demographics. Presenters will also address implications for local and state decision-makers.  

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.

Racelighting Video Modules - View Recordings

November 3, 2022 - Session 1 Recording
November 10, 2022 - Session 2 Recording
November 17, 2022 - Session 3 Recording 

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 

Event attendees came away with an understanding of 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 systemwide.

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

Event program attached.

View this event in the Vision Resource Center

To view this event in VRC, 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.
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.


Registration Closed

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

Registration Closed

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.
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.

Registration Closed

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

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 links to previous 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. 

Registration Closed                                         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

National Day of Racial Healing Events - 2023

National Day of Racial Healing - 01.17.2023

The National Day of Racial Healing is a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world.

Racial Healing

Racial healing restores individuals and communities to wholeness. Racial healing repairs the damage caused by racism. It facilitates trust, builds authentic relationships and bridges divides.

Racial healing is at the heart of racial equity – the people work that leads to community, organizational and systems transformation.

What is Racial Healing?

To heal is to restore to wholeness; to repair damage; and to set right. Healing a societal racial divide requires recognition of the need to acknowledge the wrongs of the past, while addressing the consequences of those wrongs.

Connect. Build Relationships.

 

City College of San Francisco
National Day of Racial Healing: Envisioning #HOWWEHEAL Together
January 17, 2023 - February 28, 2023

We invite our CCSF Students and Employees to participate in the National Day of Racial Healing by sharing your thoughts, ideas, practices, and innovative ways CCSF can connect, build and support racial healing across the college.  Post your thoughts and suggestions to this #HOWWEHEAL padlet our virtual CCSF Racial Healing Vision Board. We will highlight some of the recommendations in our Equity Times monthly newsletter to share college wide and use as tools to engage in race conscious conversations, create opportunities to reconstruct, humanize experiences and change the narrative of racial inequities experienced by students and staff at CCSF.

Virtual National Day of Racial Healing Events 

National Day of Racial Healing: The Healing Power of Storytelling 
11:00am - 12:30pm

National Day of Racial Healing: Heal Our Way Forward
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Just ADD Sound: 2023 NATIONAL DAY OF RACIAL HEALING
7:00pm - 8:00pm

For more resources about National Day of Racial Healing, check out:
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