ASC President Blog

April showers bring …

Apr 30, 2021

Graduation Celebration!! I’m looking forward to sharing a few of our faculty words of wisdom with the 2021 CCC graduates. It’s a 2 minute recorded speech, and I have received a bunch of great ideas already. Please send along any you’ve been holding onto today (Friday) to my email. I have to turn in the…

Bonus Blog! Reminders that remind us about making progress in our processes

Apr 23, 2021

I’m writing today because there are so many reminders about various processes to share. I notice, though, that most of these align with positive steps in making our work towards racial and social justice more systematic. On July 1, 2020, CCC’s Academic Senate Council passed 21 powerful resolutions that set the course for intentionally institutionalizing…

Committees, Hiring, Appointments: A busy mid-April missive

Apr 19, 2021

Appointments to campus-wide committees – one year mark Your ASC is trying to improve communication about faculty service on campus-wide committees.  Remember that the idea of participatory governance is that we believe decisions affecting our college’s work for students are better made when perspectives from all of us are considered.  If faculty voice is missing…

Bringing our hearts to our work and each other

Mar 18, 2021

Support our Asian Pacific Islander community CCC’s Academic Senate Council is absolutely committed to anti-racism, and these recent events directed against the API community remind us of the need to stay committed to this and how essential it is to be supportive of each other.  I cannot know how it feels to feel targeted as…

March 12 : Four important things

Mar 12, 2021

Submit Questions! Vice President of Business and Administrative Services Since there will be virtual fora for the finalists for the position of VPBAS, we need to have some questions to pose ahead of time. I’ll be meeting with Dr Bell and the other constituent leaders (classified and student) on Monday. We will select a good…

The 5th week already?!

Feb 25, 2021

Please make time for Joint anti-racism forum at DVC Monday Although only 12 folks from CCC have taken the anti-racism pledge so far this month, I know that we actually have so many more personal and professional commitments to this work here at the college! Please take a moment to share your own plans and…

Short week, short blog?

Feb 19, 2021

Student leaders of ASU need faculty help! As you know, it’s hard to keep in contact with students during remote learning. This is even harder for our ASU student leaders working to build the next generation of student government, as they don’t have a rapt audience like we faculty do during class! Please help the…

Academic Senate – Working hard on Academic and Professional Matters!

Feb 02, 2021

Curriculum Committee Victory! The course/program approval queue has been cleared! For over a year, your hard-working curriculum representatives have been toiling away at a tremendous backlog of curriculum proposals. They meet twice a month for 2 hours each time, and they work hard! As faculty, it’s up to us to make sure the courses and…