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March 26, 2015

Living the Theme of Opening Day

Dr. Jeff Duncan-AndradeMany employees have expressed how inspired they were by our Spring Opening Day speaker, Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade. For those of you who have participated in a number of follow-up Staff Development activities since January, you have seen that passion put into practice.

Whether you attended one of the films in the ongoing documentary series, or listened to our own experts in multiculturalism through Staff Development’s “Turning Points Series” or heard the stories of modern poets MK Asante and Pedro Enriquez, our college community has been keeping the spirit of inclusivity alive.

These activities have joined our longstanding traditions of African-American History Month and our Cesar Chavez Breakfast.

Staff Development ProgramThank you to Janelle Williams, Patricia Hinck and Andre Ortiz for building such a strong program of staff development this semester, including customer service training for all divisions, schools and departments. Thank you to the host of presenters in the Staff Development series and special events in February and March. The trainings and celebrations reflect the discussion by Shared Consultation Council members to embrace our Opening Day theme of “We Cultivate Inclusion,” and support our commitment to a Students’ First culture.

Campus Climate Survey

If you haven’t had the chance to complete the Campus Climate Survey, I encourage you to do so before the end of the day tomorrow.

This is the second year of the Ruffalo Noel Levitz survey. The average completion time is 15 to 20 minutes, shorter than our previous surveys.

Responses are reported in aggregate form only and are completely anonymous. I, and our Governing Board, take the results of the survey seriously and use them for continuous improvement throughout the college.

Click here to link directly to the survey.

Arts & Comm gala
Celebrating the Arts: Governing Board President Norma L. Hernandez accepts a proclamation from Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas and Deputy Mayor Pamela Bensoussan at the Fall in Love with the Arts gala last month. Gala Emcee Eric Maag looks on.

I wish you a restful spring break and look forward to the upcoming activities celebrating our students as we head toward commencement.

Last updated: 3/26/2015 5:17:30 PM