ASC President Blog

We are over halfway there. Week 9, whew!

Oct 21, 2020

This has felt like a very long semester so far to me, how about you? Now, though, I feel like there is so much to get done and there is hardly any time left! I did vote yesterday, so there is one good accomplishment, at least. This week’s blog just has a few quick notes:…

The halfway point is upon us!

Oct 12, 2020

National Coming Out Day was October 11 The logo for today’s blog is the lovely image by Keith Haring. The figure is busting out of the closet, and one step closer to living their life as their authentic self. My own coming out was full of support and love from my friends and family. For…

Accreditation visit blog

Oct 07, 2020

Museum Exhibit dialogue tonight! Explore the history and culture of the Black Experience in North Richmond, with a dialogue and reception tonight (Wednesday October 7). 7pm-8:30pm. Zoom meeting # 99573456024. Our very own Melinda McCrary will be part of the presentation! If you can’t make the live presentation, the exhibit is found here. Up-and-coming Committees…

Harvest season is a busy time!

Sep 29, 2020

There is a lot going on as we wrap up September.  The 10+1 of Academic and Professional Matters turns out to be a pretty extensive list!  Accreditation Town Hall Our accreditation visit starts Monday, October 5.  Please participate in the Town Hall this Wednesday at 3pm. The Accreditation Steering Committee will share quick overviews of the…

Another week, another (couple of) issue(s)

Sep 15, 2020

Potential vote of no confidence Our sister college’s academic senates (and also the classified senate at DVC) are considering resolutions stating vote of no confidence in 4CD board members. See DVC’s resolutions and joint senate meeting agenda (with zoom info) here. Discussion of this issue will be on our own ASC meeting agenda next week,…

New Chancellor. Enrollment concerns. Governance participation.

Sep 08, 2020

I hope the semester’s routine is settling in well, and that engagement with students is a bright spot in each of your days. The extra effort you are making for online success is so important to students and is definitely appreciated! “Big 4” Committees need members:   Planning committee has 2 empty faculty positions: Proposed changes to…

It’s only week 2 and I already need to catch up!

Sep 01, 2020

Our 16-week semesters start fast, don’t they? Fall 2020 will be over before we know it.  There is so much information about what is going onto share. Here are some key items CCC’s Academic Senate Council has been considering so far.  Regular and Effective Contact in DE courses Distance Education courses must have regular and…

Black Lives Matter

Jun 15, 2020

As we are called to action by our state chancellor, our college president, and our colleagues (AASA Call to action, Latnix letter of support), it is critical to reflect on our own personal and professional actions with regard to racism, and make our own personal commitments to combating racisim in ourselves and in our work….