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Fall 2002 Contents :
Lou Spaventa Presents Palmer's The Courage to Teach
Jody Millward Earns National Award for Teaching Excellence
Spring 2002 Issue, with the following contents:
Guidelines for Seeking Academic Assistance, Dr. Jody Millward
Faculty Teaching and Learning Seminar, Dr. Jack Ullom
Student Hub and Syllabus Maker, Mark Ferrer and Jerry Pike
CTL's Weekly Teaching Tip Project
Graphic Organizers, Pat Chavez-Nunez
Fall 2001 Issue, with the following contents:
Student Motivation, Joe White
Student Health Survey on Risk Factors, Susan Broderick
SBCC's Transfer Rates, Dr. Andreea Serban
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Santa Barbara City College
Committee on Teaching and Learning
"Creating a dialogue on learning and teaching..."
CTL's Functions and Responsibilities
1. Identifies and facilitates the incorporation of strategies that enhance student success in the classroom and through campus learning support services (Library and LRC).
2. Works closely with instructional faculty and Student Services to integrate student success initiatives campus-wide.
3. Serves as liaison between faculty and Library staff on policies affecting utilization of the library, its resources and other faculty matters.
4. Serves as liaison between faculty and LSS staff on policies affecting utilization of the LSS, its resources and other faculty matters.
5. Provides oversight and general direction on tutorial allocations, and policies for operation of the LSS (Library/LRC).
CTL Members: Pamela Guenther (Math), Debbie Mackie (Acad. Sup.), Bronwen Moore (Math), Sandy Starkey (Eng.), Pat Chavez-Nunez (For. Lang./ESL), Jerry Pike (LSS),Val Del Vecchio (Acad. Sup.), David Kiley (Library), George Federman (Business), Nina Warner (Art), Eric Wise (Sci.), Jack Ullom (Admin. Liaison), Morris Hodges (P.E./Ath.), Curtis Solberg (Soc. Sci.), Jan Anderson (Health Tech.), Gerry Lewin (Chair). Not shown: Melanie Eckford-Prossor (Eng.), Mark Ferrer (FRC), Tom Mahoney (Sen. Liaison).
Dr. Jody Millward, SBCC Professor of English, has been named recipient of the 2002 ACCT William H. Meardy Faculty Award by the Board of Directors of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The national award is given to one community college faculty member each year as ACCT's recognition that "the central purpose of our community colleges is teaching and learning; and achievement of excellence in that purpose relates directly to the quality of our faculty."
The award began in 1982 and is named in honor of ACCT's founding executive director, William H. Meardy, who championed the concept of faculty excellence as the foundation of success of the community college movement. Jody is the fourth recipient from California. The award will be presented during the General Session Luncheon at the ACCT's Annual Convention in September in Philadelphia.
Jody is Chair of the Two-Year College Association (TYCA), the two-year college association within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the umbrella group which includes K-College English members. As Chair of TYCA, she is an executive board member of NCTE and of College Composition and Communication (CCC).
Congratulations to Dr. Jody Millward for her outstanding active leadership on behalf of teaching and learning.
Lou Spaventa, English Skills, facilitated a very well-received set of activities leading to a discussion based on topics presented in Parker Palmer's book, The Courage to Teach, to the members of the CTL on Nov. 25, 2002. Members responded to quotations and short questions, which led to a productive and creative exchange between faculty. Many topics were brought up regarding the challenges and insights of the teaching process. It was enriching to hear from members about the deeper motivational aspects driving them through their responses to the question, "When do you teach?" One person said, "When I get beyond my ego; when I meditate and am lucid and clear; when I learn by teaching how to learn"...
Many members commented that using time to discuss the act and process of teaching is vital to renewal. It reminds us of why we became teachers, librarians, counselors, and brings to consciousness our ideals.
If you would like to participate in a session, Lou will be presenting a flex day workshop in Jan. 2003 on a similar topic, and would like to create a book club using Palmer's book as a basis for discussion. Please let Lou know of your interest (ext. 3560).
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Susan Broderick, R.N., Director of SBCC's Student Health Services, initiated service learning at SBCC through an American Association of Community College (AACC) Bridges to Health Communities grant, 1998-2001. She created this Powerpoint presentation based upon deep interest in bringing SL to SBCC, as well as her many experiences at conferences, her personal research.
Robert Ehrmann, Director of the Career Advancement Center and of SBCC's Service Learning Program, and Susan Broderick shared with the CTL the most current information on service learning as it applies to Santa Barbara City College on Dec. 9, 2002. Robert noted that there is a large body of research confirming the efficacy of service learning, which they are happy to share with anyone interested. Susan also has a large number of urls for teachers to visit who would like to know more about how to set up a service learning program. Please email her at Broderic@sbcc.edu for resource information.
Robert Ehrmann explained that students are interviewed for service learning positions just like potential employees are interviewed for jobs. This helps to ensure the fit is a good one for both student and agency. The teacher is in charge of the academic aspect of it while the Career Advancement Center can find locations to place students and facilitate structuring the situation with an educational contract clarifying expectations and goals, as well as assist with an evaluation process.
Sandy Starkey, English Dept., worked with a former grant in which several of her students benefited from service learning projects, and she is an excellent resource for peers who may wish to know more about her experiences (ext. 2734). John Kay led a grant to infuse service learning into the curriculum and is a good contact (ext. 2477).
If you are interested in using service learning with your curriculum, please call Robert Ehrmann to discuss how it can be tailored for your students' goals and how to set it up (ext. 2334 or Ehrmann@sbcc.edu). He is very interested in expanding the program.