COM Credit Enrollment Is Up Again This Semester
As of the end of first census on Sept. 6, 2010, 7,789 students had registered for credit classes. This is 329 (4.4 percent) more credit students than last fall semester at census.
Institutional Effectiveness Report:
Based upon the three identified college priorities from the Educational Master Plan 2009-2019 (Improve Student Access, Improve Student Learning and Success, and Improve Instructional Technology), seven strategic objectives were developed as part of the Strategic Plan 2009-2012, under which there are twenty-two action steps.
As of July 27, 2010, the college has completed eleven of the twenty-two action steps. The remaining eleven action steps are still in progress, with two years remaining in the defined Strategic Plan time period to complete them.
For details and evidence, please see the following reports at the Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness Web site at http://www.marin.edu/com/ODP/InstitutionalPlanningPage.htm:
If you have any questions, please contact Director of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Chialin Hsieh at ext.7545.
Social Sciences Professor Yolanda Bellisimo has been appointed by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to the Accreditation and SLO Committee for the 2010-2011 academic year. Congratulations Yolanda on this important appointment, it is an outstanding opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across the state to develop sound educational policies for the benefit of our students.
Corte Madera Creek Pedestrian/Bike Path Closure
The Corte Madera Creek Multi-Use Pathway will be closed for use by the public from Bon Air Road to the Stadium Avenue bridge crossing behind Kent Middle School, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, through Wednesday, Dec. 15, for a Ross Valley Sanitary District project.
Color map of bike and pedestrian detour routes.
Seasonal Flu Shots
Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, and nasal secretions. For most people the flu lasts only a few days and includes symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. By getting vaccinated you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others. The College of Marin Health Center will be offering seasonal flu shots for $20. Clinic dates are as follows:
Kentfield Campus, Health Services Portable
Indian Valley Campus, AS 121
The Health Center is not a Medicare provider and is not able to bill insurance plans. Anyone wishing to receive a shot must be 18 years of age or older. For more information call (415) 485-9458.
COM Summer Swim Program Extended
The summer swim program at Kentfield has been extended through the end of October, or until the weather becomes prohibitive. Pool hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission rates are $5 per day for adults; $3 for children, seniors (55+), and disabled. For more information call (415) 485-9587
Beginning Sept. 10 come join your fellow book lovers on the second Friday of the month at College of Marin’s Emeritus Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. for Book Banter. Often we get really excited—enamored—delighted—by something we are reading and are eager to talk about it and share it with friends. This is your chance. Reading a short passage from your selection will be encouraged. All sorts of book shares are welcome. The idea is to stimulate each other and enjoy a lively discussion. Bring your own lunch and spend part of the afternoon talking about one of your favorite books or authors. Future dates are Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. Book Banter will continue January through June 2011. Non-Emeritus members are welcome. Call Karen Hemmeter at (415) 883-9120 or Len Pullan at (415) 381-6952 with questions; otherwise just show up!
The Emeritus Students College of Marin and The Lark Theater are pleased to continue the film series, Sunday Salon, beginning Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lark Theater in historic downtown Larkspur. The festivities include a light continental breakfast, then a screening of the film followed by commentary with question and answer period. The film will not be announced in advance to add to the intrigue. Bernice Baeza, Executive Director of the Lark Theater and film marvel, will find the best and most interesting selection to offer and open our eyes and minds to something we undoubtedly missed the first time around.
To purchase tickets call The Lark at (415) 924-5111. Only Emeritus members qualify for the discount. If you have a non-member friend joining you, his or her price is $39 for the series. Bring your friends, come make new friends, and join in on a stimulating and friendly morning. See you at the movies!
On Monday, Sept. 20, College of Marin will welcome historian Dr. Patricia Sullivan as we celebrate Constitution Day. Dr. Sullivan will be speaking about civil rights lawyers, the Constitution, and the transformation of America. The presentation will be held at the Kentfield Campus in Olney Hall 96 at 11:30 a.m. All students and the campus community are welcomed. Instructors in related subjects are invited to encourage their students to attend.
The College of Marin will be holding its Annual Transfer Day on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Services Building dining area. This event is a great opportunity for students, parents, academic advisors and the community to meet representatives from
Music Department Faculty Recital
WRACK skirts the boundaries of an ever-evolving tradition hovering at the crossroads of other traditions. It is both a chamber ensemble with a highly unusual instrumentation and a book of compositions tailor-made for the personalities of its members. While the compositions’ melodic and contrapuntal content is reminiscent of European-American classical modernism, their modular structures and improvisational procedures are heavily indebted to the innovation of the African-American Creative Music continuum.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The Fine Arts Gallery is featuring new work by Jason Dunn in the exhibition Sculptures and Vessels now through Sept. 23, 2010. A reception for the artist will be held Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Andrea Antonaccio at (415) 485-9493 for more information.
The College of Marin Emeritus Center is sponsoring an exhibition titled Currents featuring paintings by Sharon Paster now through Sept. 20 in the Student Services Building, Room 148. A reception for the artist will be held Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Emeritus Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (415) 485-9368 for more information.
Men’s Soccer vs. Cañada College
Women’s Soccer vs. San Francisco City College
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, 2 p.m. in Kentfield
Call for submissions: Kudos section
Please help recognize the exemplary work and outstanding achievements of our faculty, staff, and students by submitting information for the Kudos section of the weekly President’s Monday Briefing. DEADLINE: Submit the information in the format described below by noon Wednesday for publication in the following Monday’s Briefing. Submit information by e-mail to Nicole Cruz at Nicole.Cruz@marin.edu and Cathy Summa-Wolfe Cathy.SummaWolfe@marin.edu with the word KUDOS in the subject area.
Call for submissions: Events and community calendars
The Office of Communications and Community Relations would like to help you promote your special event. Please submit information four weeks in advance by e-mail to Nicole Cruz at Nicole.Cruz@marin.edu and Cathy Summa-Wolfe Cathy.SummaWolfe@marin.edu. Include the title EVENTS in the subject area. Please indicate if the public is or is not invited to attend. If the public is invited, the information also will be distributed to local media outlets.
Please forward the information using the following format:
Also, include a paragraph describing the event, biographies of performers, and other pertinent information.
Al J. Harrison II
President's Monday Briefing Web Page