- Equity Roundtable Sessions - SEA Program 3-year Plan
- Equity PD Passport
- Film Fest Series
- Listen & Learn Speaker Series
- Accomplice and Ally Training Program
- Community of Practice
- Webinars and Events
- Equity Talks Speaker Series
Note: All events hosted by the Office of Student Equity are free!
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?
- Click the passport link - Equity PD Passport
- Go to File and select 'Make a copy' and 'Entire Presentation'. You may now edit your copy of the Equity PD Passport.
- Register for one or more PD opportunities
- Learn. Grow. Evolve.
- Receive your badge 1-3 days after completion
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
Tuesday, October, 12, 2021 - Family Resource Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maggie Frankel, Laura Branagan and Anna Mills
Friday, March 12th, 1:00pm-2:30pm
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
Tentative scheduling: Credit Registration covered during the first 90mins. Non-Credit Registration covered during the last 30mins. Both sessions will have the same content and format. Interested participants may sign up for one session!
myRAM REGISTRATION PORTAL TRAINING: STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR CREDIT AND NON-CREDIT
An overview from start to finish of the myRAM Portal registration process from a student's viewpoint. Topics covered will include, setting up a schedule, where to find holds and registration time ticket information, registration of courses, pass/no pass, time conflicts, other registration errors, Non Credit Admissions and Registration.
Volunteer Opportunities to help students:
FRISCO Week - May 10-14 - RSVP
Summer registration help for the two weeks of the semester at Registration Virtual Counter any time between 9am-4pm Mon-Thur and 9am-3pm on Friday from 6/7/21 – 6/18/21
Fall registration help for the two weeks of the semester at Registration Virtual Counter any time between 9am-5pm Mon-Thur and 9am-3pm on Friday from 8/16/21-8/27/21
Dr. Ramona Coates
Friday, April 16th, 1:00pm-2:30pm
INFUSING A SOCIAL JUSTICE PEDAGOGY FROM AN EQUITY-MINDED, ANTI-BLACK & ANTI-RACIST LENS ~ SYLLABUS STYLE!
The objective of this Listen & Learn Workshop is to use a social justice evaluation tool to create a syllabus that helps to provide students with a more welcoming and inclusive invitation to explore and learn in any course. The course content we create will reflect social justice issues relevant to students’ lives and the socio-economic and political climate in which they live. Infusing social justice pedagogy in your course, students will be more apt to successfully graduate and use the tools learned in your course to identify and disrupt the markers of systemic racism by the knowledge they gain.
- We will collaborate in breakout room teams of 4-5 to a group to answer specific questions to construct and/or revise your syllabus.
- The questions are designed to identify sections of your course content that communicates to students: 1) content relevancy, 2) have several social justice connections, 3) a particular mindset, 4) diversity in content, 4) belongingness, 5) reduces stereotype threat, 6) addresses power and privilege, and 7) is student centered to promote student awareness success or a ‘woke’ generation.
- Your syllabus will define the connection and your commitment to social justice issues and dismantling of white supremacy from an equity-mined, anti-racist and anti-Black perspective.
- Example Question: Do any of the assignments, readings, or topics on the schedule indicate how power and privilege are addressed in the class via readings, activities, topics? Is this part of the class descriptions? (Power)
Presenter: Dr. Ramona Coates is an adjunct professor at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) for 14 years and holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. She teaches statistics, introduction to sociology, social problems in Behavioral Sciences and statistics for Latin American Latino/a/x Studies. She also teaches the course: Algebra, Statistics and Social Justice for San Francisco State University as a Lecturer for the Metro College Success Program under the College of Ethnic Studies. She has been using her equity-minded, anti-racist social justice crafted syllabus for four years. Students have found the syllabus and course very helpful and engaging. Dr. Coates attended a training workshop from the originators of the Social Justice Pedagogy Evaluation Tool at SFSU, and has conducted this training for flex days here at CCSF, for the 2020 American Sociological Association Conference and for non-profit organizations (e.g., Just Equations).
Hannah Black, Language Line Solutions
Friday, April 23rd from 12:00-1:00pm
LANGUAGE ACCESS NEEDS FOR STUDENTS
Come learn how Language Line Solutions helps support the language access needs of students. Hannah Black with share information about Language Line, who they are, the benefits and importance of using a certified interpreter, who their interpreters are, and of course how to access their interpreters over the phone and on Zoom. She will review the step-by-step instructions for using zoom for both audio and video. This partnership and great resources are funded by the Adult Education Program.
Dr. Felita Clark, UMOJA; Juan Fernandez, QRC; Jacqueline Yanez Martinez, City Dream; Leti Silva, LSN/City Dream; Brian Vargas, Veteran Center; Bridget Leach, VA Health; Tessa Brown, Equity & Student Success; Noah Lystrup, Student Engagement & Wellness
Wednesday, May 5th from 3:00-4:30pm - Register
ACCOMPLICE AND ALLYSHIP: CULTURAL IMPACT INFORMATIONAL SESSION WITH THE C.A.R.E. COLLECTIVE
This workshop provides an overview of the upcoming training offered by the CCSF C.A.R.E Collective. The C.A.R.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 the accompliceship trainings being offered for faculty, staff, administrators and students starting Fall 2021.
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 starting 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 = 14 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.
Select one or more of the Accomplice and Allyship Training Programs:
UndocuAlly with City Dream Center (both sessions required)
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm and
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm
LGBTQ+ Safezone Ally with Queer Resource Center
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
VeteranAlly with Veteran Resource Center
Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 10:00am - 2:00pm
UmojaAlly with UMOJA/African American Scholastic Programs (AASP)
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 10:00am - 2:00pm
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 email@example.com.
The CoP is a five week equity-centered, race-conscious virtual professional development on Zoom.
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
- October 21
- October 28
- November 4
- November 18
- December 2
Community of Practice Coming February 2022!
New CORA Courses Available
The Office of Student Equity, Adult Education Program and Strong Workforce partnered together to offer three new CORA Certificates - Equity Education Courses.
- Black Ally Program
- Course Design for Racial Equity
- Best Practices for Teaching in Community College
If you're interested in any of these free professional development opportunities, please complete the Equity Education form. Our PD Coordinator, Kyle Hill will contact you with course registration information.
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.
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.
Share, Engage and Learn more about Filipinx Histories
The Chikahan Company announced complete casting for their inaugural production, the world premiere of The Act of Care by Bay Area Filipinx playwrights Lauren Andrei Garcia and Conrad A. Panganiban. https://playground-sf.org/incubator/
An Evening of Filipino American Poetry, October 20, 2021 at 5:00pm
Pinoy Ecopoetics, November 6, 2021 at 8:00pm
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 31 from 10:00-11:00a.m.
All California community college staff and their affiliates are welcome to attend.
Pathways to Equity Learning Series - Save the Date
Guided Pathways: Past, Present and Future
Date: Tuesday, September 28
Please join us as we provide the historical context of Guided Pathways in the California community college system to inform attendees where Guided Pathways has been, where it is now and where it is going. This webinar is intended for California community colleges staff and affiliates seeking knowledge about Guided Pathways.
Understanding the Guided Pathways Key Performance Indicators
with Dr. Valerie Lundy-Wagner
Date: Tuesday, October 26
Please join us and guest speaker Dr. Valerie Lundy-Wagner as she discusses how to use Disproportionate Impact (DI) data to make informed equity decisions on campus and build a better foundational understanding of how the system can be more bold and specific in meeting Vision for Success goals. This webinar is intended for California community colleges staff and data-driven decision makers.
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.
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.
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, is offered by @ONE, begins 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.
Week 1: Friday, September 10
9:00 AM -10:00 AM:
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.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM:
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
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM:
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
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM:
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.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM:
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
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM:
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
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM:
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
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM:
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.
The conversation will center around Professor Kennedy's new book Say It Loud
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 9:30am-10:30am
In his new book, Professor Kennedy chronicles his reactions over the past quarter-century to arguments, events and people that have compelled him to put pen to paper. Three beliefs that are sometimes in tension with one another infuse these pages. First, Professor Kennedy says a massive amount of cruel racial injustice continues to beset the United States, an ugly reality that Kennedy says has become alarmingly obvious with the ascendancy of Donald J. Trump and the various political, cultural and social pathologies that he and many of his followers display and reinforce. Second, Kennedy observes there is much about which to be inspired when surveying the African American journey from slavery to freedom to engagement in practically every aspect of life in the United States. Third, he says an openness to complexity, paradox and irony should attend any serious investigation of human affairs.
The conversation with this acclaimed legal scholar and public intellectual will be about what the past 25 years tell us about the future of race relations in America. Professor Kennedy's bio is pasted below for your reference.
Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School where he teaches courses on contracts, criminal law, and the regulation of race relations. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina. For his education he attended St. Albans School, Princeton University, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States. Awarded the 1998 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Race, Crime, and the Law, Mr Kennedy writes for a wide range of scholarly and general interest publications. His other books are For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law(2013), The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency(2011), Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal (2008), Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption (2003), and Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word (2002). A member of the American Law Institute, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Association, Mr. Kennedy is also a Trustee emeritus of Princeton University.
Join the live conversation with Cheryl Hicks about what history teaches us about today's criminalization of Black women and girls.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 3:00pm
"The state's stance toward young Black women changed dramatically during the early 20th century, from viewing Black women as simultaneously endangered and dangerous to simply defining them as dangerous during the 1920s and 1930s." --Cheryl Hicks, "Talk With You Like a Woman"
Racism and sexism are embedded in U.S. systems and institutions. These inequities produce barriers and disadvantages that increase Black women's risk of coming in contact with law enforcement, courts, and places of confinement. And when we do come into contact, the interactions can be devastating and traumatizing.
We must work to dismantle the racist and patriarchal US criminal-legal system that denies Black women and girls access to safety, well-being, economic stability, and life.
In this conversation, Dr. Cheryl Hicks and NBWJI Executive Director Dr. Sydney McKinney will discuss what history can teach us about Black women & girls' experience with the criminal-legal system today. We’ll learn from the voices & viewpoints of the Black working-class women who were the subjects of early 20th-century urban and penal reform and the direct connection to the criminalization of Black women & girls today. We’ll also learn what inspires Dr. Hicks’ work, and how we can translate our new knowledge and experiences into healing-centered justice.
Cheryl D. Hicks is an associate professor of Africana studies and history at the University of Delaware. Her research addresses the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and the law. She specializes in late 19th and 20th-century African American and American history as well as urban, gender, and civil rights history.
The Strengthening Student Success Conference provides a unique opportunity for a wide cross-section of California Community College professionals — including faculty, deans, student services staff, institutional research, and more — to engage each other with strategies for increasing equitable outcomes, institutional effectiveness, leadership capacity, and more. The conference has been designed to promote interactive learning, build connections with your peers, and provide opportunities to hear perspectives from other disciplines. In addition to participating in interactive sessions, informative briefings, and inspirational plenary presentations, participants have the opportunity to dig into pressing community college issues, join half-day intensive workshops, and spend time networking.
This three-day conference will be held virtually October 13th - 15th, 2021.
Join the Office of Student Equity (OSE) as a member of a CCSF cross-functional team. OSE will randomly create two (2) inclusive cross-functional teams of 10 members each based on interested classified staff, faculty and administrators. OSE will cover your registration fees. If your interested please complete this form no later than September 22, 2021.
Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley
October 18-19, 2021
At our first three Othering & Belonging conferences, thousands of advocates, scholars, artists, and cultural workers gathered to explore belonging at the interpersonal, inter-group, and systemic levels, as well as to understand the necessity of bridging to achieve true belonging. But in a time of rapidly growing polarization, the accelerating climate crisis, and quickly-disintegrating distrust towards authority and each other, the need to bridge in order to expand our political might and achieve real solutions has only become more urgent. At O&B 2021, we will be centering the notion of risk. Can those of us working towards justice take real risks to expand who belongs in our work—and in our circle of human concern more widely?
If your interested in joining a CCSF Team planning to attend the Othering and Belonging Conference complete this form.
Spring 2021 Speakers
Professor Ebony Tyree, San Diego City College
Tuesday, February 16th, 10:30am-12pm
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.
Dr. Lesther Papa, UC San Francisco
Tuesday, March 16th, 10:30am-12pm
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.
Dr. Yea-Wen Chen, San Diego State University
Dr. Brandi Lawless, University of San Francisco
Tuesday, April 20th 10:30am-12pm
MICROAGGRESSIONS & HIGHER EDUCATION
In this presentation, Dr. Chen and Dr. Lawless will dive into different ways in which microaggressions can play out in academic lives and consider strategies of combating microaggressions to promote more equitable and inclusive practices.
Fall 2020 Speakers
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.
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.
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.
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.