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Fall 2014 Convocation: Student Success through Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships 

With Guest Speaker Darrick Smith, Ed.D.

The start of the fall semester is just around the corner and our convocation speaker brings a wealth of knowledge on topics that are at the forefront of our own efforts to ensure student success. Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Darrick Smith, Ed.D., from the University of San Francisco, will present The "E" Word which focuses on ideological and structural missteps that are commonly taken as colleges and community organizations work to improve completion rates in higher education. He will talk specifically to issues of instructional support, the notion of rigor, and the social significance of the California Community College system. As conditions of inequity persist in our society and continue to have a pervasive presence at all levels of our educational system, an examination of the assumptions that often define institutional culture and frame institutional practices is in order.

Reminder to faculty: The Fall 2014 Flex Verification Form is due in Human Resources by Friday, December 12, 2014.

Also, if you need special assistance to participate in Flex activities, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Human Resources Department at (415) 485-9340 as soon as possible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for College convocations.

Friday, August 15
8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.: Breakfast
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Convocation
11 a.m. - noon: Post-convocation Breakout Sessions

James Dunn Theatre
Kentfield Campus

For information, contact Kathy Joyner, ext. 7502

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Flex department meetings
Contact your department chair or coordinator for meeting locations.


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