The problem is with the fog.Roger Ebert
Transfer Day 2022
As I chronicle my weeks at Skyline College in this blog, I realize I am experiencing all Skyline has to offer for the first time in two years, alongside our students. All of our visitors tabling and representing so many colleges were warm and friendly and approachable. We heard from the college reps that this was the most students they had experienced at a Transfer Day event so far this year! It was super crowded with so many students! I also didn’t get the memo to be wearing my alma mater sweatshirt. I approached UCSB‘s table and was asked, where’e my sweatshirt? Oops!
ASSC Filipinx American History Month Kickoff
Integrated Planning Leadership Summit Update
We are excited to have invited over 100 leaders across campus – including Faculty, Classified Professionals, Students and Managers/Administrators. This is the first time we are bringing all leaders across campus together! The intent of the Summit is three fold: (1) to encourage leadership to reflect on our goals, and consider how best to achieve what’s possible in our respective areas; (2) to empower us to move in a common direction; (3) to work together to prepare to integrate and prioritize plans into the new five-year Education Master Plan and balance our capacity to achieve them. The Summit is not intended to add anything new to our plates, but rather to help us be coordinated, cohesive, knowledgeable, and efficient, as we move through the next five years with common foundational goals. The entire campus will be invited to a virtual Town Hall for an update and interactive input at 1:00 p.m. on November 3, 2022. Stay tuned for an invitation from our Marketing & Communications team with a link to the Zoom webinar.
Dr. Manuel Alejandro Pérez of Cañada College Speaks at Skyline College to Honor Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month
Choose Your Own FLEX Adventure: Flex Day on October 12, 2022
By Guest Blogger Rolin Moe
Flex day next Wednesday is entirely dedicated to empowering our community through collaboration, camaraderie, and communication. To this end, there is no opening session, but rather people will have more time to build their own personal learning journey. This will be punctuated with a lunchtime celebration of the people – fellow employees, nominated and supported from the campus community.
The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) draws from expertise across our campus and district community in order to provide pertinent and timely professional learning opportunities. Every flex day session is facilitated by one of our community members, providing their knowledge and perspective to our greater community. We will see Ame, Andrea, Bianca, Chris, and Ricardo…and more. As a true reflection of community, we are striving to meet our community where they are.
We are honoring the learning choices of the people. “Choose Your Own Learning Paths” include wellness and self-care, diversity/equity/inclusion practices on campus, and student-centered communication and assessment strategies. By the end of the day everyone has not only engaged with cutting edge thought and action, but has identified spaces to put this new knowledge into practice.
Construction Zone: City of San Bruno’s Recreation and Aquatic Center (RAC)
Community engagement is essential for Skyline College to be a meaningful community partner. I showed up to the RAC tour wearing three hats: as Skyline College President, as a board member of the San Bruno Community Foundation (SBCF), and a hard hat! (Not to mention the trendy government issued eye protection). Our KAD department and VP Joe Morello will be working with the city to partner with RAC to offer programs for students – hopefully swimming! The RAC is located in San Bruno City Park, 251 City Park Way, in the same general area as the former San Bruno Swimming Pool and Veterans Memorial Recreation Center. The City of San Bruno worked with Group 4 Architects to develop the strategic conceptual design, including the public outreach process, as well as the schematic design and construction drawings. Construction is expected to be completed in about one year. As a board member of SBCF, I am so proud to be part of an organization supporting a major portion of the funding of this project to significantly impact our local community to the tune of $50M!
Construction Zone: SKY B2 Tour
We are about to embark on a large construction project: Renovation of SKY Building 2 – our Student Services building. Last year we moved all occupants into swing space in Building 19. We are getting closer to the major renovation project starting. We are waiting on State approvals outside our control. The District support has been fantastic and we appreciate their efforts to do everything possible to make this happen. The renderings below show a very modern and functional concept. It’s super exciting! But we will have to be very patient…it will likely take two years to completion.
Meet & Greet with Capuchino High School Principal
Chancellor Claire, VP Vinicio Lopez, Dean Russell Waldon, PIO Cherie Colin, and I met virtually with the new principal of Capuchino High, Jose Gomez, located in San Bruno. He is a resident of San Bruno and is proud to serve as Principal of Capuchino High. We look forward to continuing to build our dual enrollment partnership and embark on new and innovative projects together. Principal Gomez says, “I would never have thought that I would be Principal of my alma mater. As an alum and a San Bruno resident I have a vested interest in doing the best we can to serve our students and families of the Capuchino community.”.
Equity Institute Advisory Group
Free Form Fridays with the President is intended to provide us with a virtual space to connect. Anyone is welcome to join throughout the session which keeps the conversation interesting! Next one: TODAY: October 7, 2022.
Upcoming dates: 11/04, 12/02, 02/03, 03/03, 04/07, 05/05. Zoom In!