ASC President Blog

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…

First week of class feels just like this atmospheric river!

Jan 27, 2021

Faculty needed for hiring committees Brace yourselves, we have many managers still to hire this semester! We are starting out with two which are run by Chancellor Reece. We need faculty who can represent the broad viewpoints of our campus and who know our students to help select these top leaders! The ASC has improved…

Welcome back to another distanced semester!

Jan 11, 2021

We are going to have to dig deep this spring. I’m always an optimist, but these times certainly tax my ability to be hopeful and positive. I wish we’d be together on campus, but our digital community will have to suffice for now. Newly elected governing board members I’m writing this Just after finishing in…

We made it! Have a very restful break!

Dec 11, 2020

ASC business The Academic Senate Council had a long discussion about modality of instruction for Summer and Fall 2021. I will bring those ideas to the district Consultation Council meeting next week. ASC Senators shared that overall, faculty and students are doing alright with online, the current hybrid courses are ok, and folks can continue…

Time for a brief rest and reflection

Nov 25, 2020

Dean of Enrollment and other hiring – faculty needed! The college is hiring a Permanent Dean of Enrollment, and faculty are needed for the committee. Deadline to submit your application to serve is December 1at 5pm (email to lkral@contracosta.edu). Many other hirings will be happening in the near future: Permanent Dean of AACE Division, VP…

A quick update for F2020 week 12

Nov 12, 2020

VPI Public Forum The public forum for our community to meet potential VPI’s is set for November 17 in the afternoon. Dr Bell has asked me to solicit questions from faculty. Please email me with questions you’d like to see posed to the candidates and I will share them with him. Equity training courtesy of…