From the President’s Desk

Summer Courses, Chromebook Loans + Coping with Stress

Apr 10, 2020

Good afternoon, Comets! I cannot thank you enough for the cheerfully industrious way you’ve all met the challenges of the last few weeks. I know I say that every update, but that’s because it grows more true each day. I know It isn’t always easy, but you have really come through for your students.  Nelson Mandela…

Laptop Loan Program, Work from Home Tips, Student Survey + More

Mar 25, 2020

Greetings, Comets! How is working from home treating you? Last week, Dean of Students Dennis Franco shared some work-from-home wellness tips, which I would like to pass along, as well: Maintain regular hours — Set a schedule, and stick to it as best you can. Create a morning routine — Creating a routine that guides you into…

Phone Banking, Webcam Loans, Working from Home + Naming New Buildings

Mar 20, 2020

Good morning colleagues, It’s been another week for the books, but you’ve made it through! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, and making this adjustment as smoothly as possible.  I know you have heard Governor Newsom issued a statewide order to ‘stay home’ effective last night.  We have several district meetings scheduled next week so I will be sure…

Student Communication and Chromebook Loans

Mar 19, 2020

Good morning, Comets! Congratulations on completing your first day of fully remote college services!  We have a couple exciting developments today I want to share with you:  STUDENT COMMUNICATION All of our student services came together yesterday to create a guide for accessing their services remotely. We have combined this with earlier student-facing communications to make a single, one-stop…

Remote Instruction, Student Services, Tech Support + Communication

Mar 18, 2020

Good morning colleagues,  I’d like to congratulate you all on your hard work and achievement over the last few days. It’s been remarkable to see you all come together to tackle such a huge challenge. Here are a few things you should know as we move to 100% remote instruction and support services today: WORKING FROM…

Shelter-in-Place Order Issued

Mar 16, 2020

Colleagues, Contra Costa and five neighboring counties have “issued orders for a “shelter in place” to go into effect at midnight this evening.  The full details are still emerging, and it appears that educational institutions will be exempt from this order, but I wanted to advise you of these circumstances.  “This Order shall become effective at…