I hope that you had time over the summer months for renewal and are looking forward to an enriching fall semester. If you missed our fall Convocation last week, you can find copies of all of the Convocation presentations, including my presentation on the FY 2012-13 COM Budget, online at http://www.marin.edu/president/.
Follow-Up Report 2012 in Response to ACCJC/WASC Recommendations for the College of Marin Follow-Up Report 2011
Please take this opportunity to review the College’s proposed response to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to be submitted in October this year. Draft Follow-Up Report 2012 to ACCJC (08-21-2012)
College’s Strategic Planning Efforts
I am proud to announce that we have successfully completed 100 percent of the original action steps outlined in the Strategic Plan 2009-2012 (plus additional steps created at a later date) for each of the plan’s objectives. For action step details, please refer to the College of Marin 2009-2012 Action Step Update Report. I wish to thank everyone involved for their hard work and making this great achievement happen! Over the past several months, the Strategic Planning Task Force has focused on developing the College’s Strategic Plan 2012-2015. Nearing completion, this new plan is scheduled to be shared with College Council on September 13. Please watch for the announcement providing a link to the draft of the Strategic Plan 2012-2015 in the near future since I highly encourage you to become familiar with the new strategic objectives of the College.
For Evening Assistance Call (415) 747-0699
Raul "Bo" Botello will oversee evening supervision and assistance at both the Kentfield (KTD) and Indian Valley Campuses (IVC) Monday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. If evening assistance is needed please call (415) 747-0699.
PLEASE NOTE: If there is a medical emergency or crime in progress, please call 911 first and then notify the evening supervisor.
Road to Success
College of Marin’s Road to Success will be combined with fall 2012 Welcome Week this year and will be campus wide. Students can walk the Road to Success and learn about student services, learning resources, academic courses and programs, and community education. They will also have an opportunity to win prizes at every stop, including a $250 grand prize!
On Tuesday, September 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Indian Valley Campus there will be two stops: Buildings 17 and 27. On Wednesday, September 5, and Thursday, September 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kentfield Campus there will be three stops: the Health Center, Math and Science Center, and Learning Resources Center Quad. ASCOM will be serving free lunches at the Kentfield Campus and free dinner at the Indian Valley Campus.
For services, programs, and departments, the Road to Success is an opportunity to showcase what you have to offer and a fun opportunity to connect with your colleagues. Last year more than 100 faculty and staff participated. Participating faculty can earn flex time by staffing the tables. If you are interested in signing up for a table, or getting information about how you can give “The Road” as an assignment for your students, please contact Cheo Massion or Becky Reetz, 415.485.9633. This event is sponsored by ASCOM, Basic Skills Initiative Committee, Road to Success Task Force, and all student services, departments, and programs that participate.
Fall 2012 Welcome Week
This year’s Fall Welcome Week will take place Tuesday, September 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Indian Valley Campus, Internet Café, Building 27. Kentfield Campus events will be held Wednesday, September 5, and Thursday, September 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Learning Resources Center Quad.
Single Stop Student Services at COM This Fall
Fall 2012 will mark the second semester that Single Stop has been up and running. Single Stop’s collaboration with College of Marin began in January of this year when we opened our doors as the newest program to join COM’s Student Services. We join other Bay Area colleges including City College of San Francisco (Ocean and Mission campuses) and Contra Costa College with the integration of this program on our campus.
August Data Nugget
Question: Do you know what the final percentage of accomplishment was for all the strategic action steps designated in College of Marin’s Strategic Plan 2009-2012?
Community Education Preview Days a Success
The Community Education and Services Department along with Emeritus Students College of Marin (ESCOM) co-hosted two Preview Days in August; one at the Kentfield Campus and one at the Indian Valley Campus. Those who attended the Kentfield Campus Preview Day were warmly welcomed by Dr. Rebecca Kenney, new Interim Vice President of Student Learning, and received early bird registration. The Indian Valley Campus Preview Day was added for the very first time and was well received by both our students and instructors. Approximately 60 registration forms (a total enrollment of 67 courses) were received as a result of the two Preview Days. Attendees at both campuses received help from Community Education and Services (CES) staff with registration for their classes. The events offered a great opportunity for potential students to discuss classes with current and new instructors and learn about one of our student groups—ESCOM. Thanks to the many CES staff, faculty, and ESCOM members for their hard work that made the two events possible.
College of Marin Drama Department Presents Macbeth
By William Shakespeare
If you have technology equipment that you are not using, please send a Tech Stream to the IT Department to have the equipment removed. You can find this form at http://intranet.marin.edu
In June the Marin Independent Journal named retired Early Childhood Education Instructor Heidi Willitts Volunteer of the Week for her work with the Canal Community Alliance, tutoring children and teens.
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