Coffee and Conversation at IVC with COM Superintendent/President
The updated bond spending plan includes building a New Academic Center at the Kentfield Campus on the corner of College Ave. and Sir Francis Drake Blvd. The new center will be approximately 43,000 square feet with 16 general purpose classrooms and will cost about $30 million. At its April 2010 meeting, the Board of Trustees selected TLCD Architecture with Mill Valley resident and award-winning Architect Mark Cavagnero & Associates to design the project.
The plan also includes track renovations not to exceed $1.25 million, a child development/study center to be built using a cost-effective modular design estimated at $3.53 million, ADA upgrades, the retention of the Austin Science Center, and removal of all portable buildings at the Kentfield Campus.
California’s New Apprenticeship Program puts Marin County on the Map as a
The organic farming industry is the fastest growing sector in agriculture. Marin County alone boasts of 23 registered organic producers that farm 810 acres of land. Nearly all row crops grown in Marin today are certified organic. This unique partnership provides students a combination of instruction both in the classroom and on a certified-organic farm in a paid position working alongside the farm’s operator.
Participating students will learn progressive, responsible farming practices including landscape ecology, composting and fertility management. In addition, students will learn the business side of farming with coursework in marketing and certifications. The Organic Farming and Gardening Apprenticeship program will contribute to the future growth of farming practices that can improve nutrition, conserve resources and contribute to communities.
Personnel Actions from the March 15 Board of Trustees Meeting
Appointment of Classified Management Personnel
Institutional Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
College of Marin will hold the TOEFL on Friday, April 8, 2011, from 9 a.m. to noon. Students should arrive by 8:45 a.m. Students can sign-up beforehand on the sheet in Ohlone 142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also leave a message at (415) 883-2211, ext. 8579.
College of Marin Measure C Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee Solicits New Members
Five committee members are being sought to serve on the College of Marin Measure C Bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the Measure C bond program. The committee is seeking applications for members representing the community at large, a bona-fide taxpayer’s association, a senior citizens’ organization, and a member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the district. New members will be appointed by the College of Marin Board of Trustees at its April meeting. Applications are due March 31, 2011. Oversight committee members cannot be employees, officials, vendors, consultants, or contractors of the College of Marin. Application and application information can be found on-line at http://www.marin.edu/MeasureC/coc/index.htm or by calling the Office of the Superintendent/President at (415) 485-9502.
Volunteer Long Term Care Insurance Information Meetings
College of Marin will be offering two additional meeting dates for employees (and their families) to learn about the district’s new voluntary Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance. Please join our LTC Specialists to provide an overview of planning, eldercare management, and care-giving issues, as well as this new benefit program.
Meetings will be held at both campuses:
Santa Barbara City College Dean to Speak on Moodle Migration
Dr. Douglas E. Hersh, Dean, Educational Programs, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) will present at COM on April 1 from 10 a.m. to noon in Learning Resources Center, Room 53. At SBCC, he serves The Online College, Learning Technologies, The School of Media Arts, Student Technology Support, and The Faculty Resource Center; and he is credited with bringing the human touch to Distance ED in order to narrow the gap between retention rates in face-to-face programs and those in online programs. Hersh convinced Santa Barbara in 2008 to abandon Blackboard, the LMS industry leader, in favor of Moodle’s open-source platform, which he used to build the straightforwardly named “Human Presence Learning Environment."
Guest Piano Duo from London
Valeria Szervansky and Ronald Cavaye
Advanced Voice Recital
ESCOM Painting Exhibition—Final Week
Emeritus Students College of Marin (ESCOM) is sponsoring an exhibition of paintings by Cole Posard now through March 25, 2011. The Emeritus Center at the Kentfield Campus is located in the Student Services Building, Room 146.COM Athletics
Baseball vs. Napa Valley College
Softball vs. Solano College—Double Header
Swimming and Diving—Solano Invitational
Have a great week!
David Wain Coon, Ed.D.
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