December 2016

Mannequin Challenge Accepted!

SDCE's Welding Program participates in the viral video phenomenon!

Season's Greetings from SDCE : ) 

Happy Holidays from SDCE!

The Past, Present and Future of Noncredit Education in California


San Diego Continuing Education’s noncredit survey and report on The Past, Present and Future of Noncredit Education in California is complete and distributed to all participants. Supported by the California Community College Chancellors Office, this report contains the first comprehensive survey of all California Community Colleges in the area of noncredit and with recommendations for the future of noncredit adult education research and practice. Stay tuned for the online link in next month’s newsletter as well as information on SDCE’s first noncredit conference, The New World of Noncredit, in October of 2017.

Ugly Sweaters? 'Tis the Season!

SDCE's annual competition brought out the best and brightest (and ugliest)!

SDCE got into the spirit of the holidays down at the Mission Bay Marina for a little bit of fun, food and holiday cheer!

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Passport to Success | Leadership and Succession

Submitted by Roma Weaver
Passport to Success had a wonderful 4th workshop on Leadership and Succession. President Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D. introduced SDCCD Vice Chancellor of Student Service Dr. Lynn Ceresino Neault, Vice Chancellor of instructional Services Dr. Stephanie Bulger, and District Architect Lance Lareau. Each gave a very engaging overview of their departments. Ursula Salbato, Benefits and Retirement Supervisor for HR, Amiee Gallagher the Director of Employee Relations and Robin Taylor, Labor Relations Analyst informed our new contract faculty about employment and benefits information. Erin Milligan-Hill Director of Employment and Professional Development finished the workshop by presenting opportunities for Leadership through the various Academies offered by the District. This was a wonderful opportunity to   ask question about the District’s policies and procedures.

Stepping Up For Re-entry Students

North City Campus recently hosted the Formerly Incarcerated Student Regional Meeting South sponsored by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Formerly incarcerated students and graduates shared their struggles and successes in a panel format. SDSU, Miracosta, Southwestern and SDCCD faculty were in attendance including, Dr. Maria Nieto Senour, SDCCD Board of Trustees President. SDCE Outreach actively supports re-entry students in their pursuit of credit or noncredit academic achievement by bringing them together with their peers, counseling and student services.

Miramar College A-100 Remodel

This project will allow for the consolidation of SDCE programs offered on Miramar College campus, including classrooms, assessment, counseling and parent education into the existing A-100 building, an approximately 16,000 SF facility. The remodel will also provide for the construction of a new outdoor play area for the parent education program.

Wounded Warrior Flex Workshop

SDCE hosted the Wounded Warrior Project Workshop sponsored by the SDCE Veteran’s Equity Resource Center, located at ECC. The event was coordinated by Reem Putrus, the Veteran’s Equity Resource Center Counselor. Jeremiah Pauley from the Wounded Warrior Project, shared his personal story, as well as how the Wounded Warrior Project provides support to veterans everywhere. 

President's Innovation Grants: 2017 Applications now available!


Upcoming events

1/15         Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, 2 p.m.

Support SDCE's Foundation Scholarships

Step by step instructions for making a payroll contribution toward SDCE student scholarships


Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative
The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Executive Committee approved SDCE’s letter of interest for a spring 2017 Partnership Resource Team (PRT) visit. IEPI provides technical assistance through PRT’s with grants of up to $200,000 in seed money.
Based on needs assessed through the strategic planning process and SDCE’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness, SDCE’s letter of interest requested support in the areas of institutional assessment, and accountability tracking, reporting, collaboration, communication and training.

7 Printmakers Show
Opening reception is coming up this Sunday, Dec 11, between 4 and 7 PM. Runs through Dec 19th.
Gallery 21, Spanish Village, Balboa Park
Open 11am - 4pm Daily
For details, please contact:


Over the past several months I have attended and participated in numerous conferences and workshops throughout the state and across the nation to support advocacy work and innovative initiatives that impact our work in noncredit education. A few examples include the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund convening; the CAEL International Conference, and the CCLC annual convention. More


SDCE submitted the SDCE Accreditation Self-Study to the SDCCD Vice Chancellor for fact checking in mid-October,  and received comments from all the Vice Chancellors that SDCE did a wonderful job on the Self-Study. Preparation for the WASC Site Visit in March is underway. More


The State AEBG office has outlined a new data requirement to be certain funding is aligned with assessment, measures, student data collection and performance outcome reporting. Data must be collected from every student who benefits from instruction or student services that has been funded with AEBG dollars. More


Read about key legislation impacting California Community Colleges that passed into law this year. Caron Lieber, SDCE’s Academic Senate Treasurer, attended the Academic Senate State (ASCCC) Plenary, and specifically the Legislative and Advocacy Committee update. More

Flex Update:

Our numbers show that SDCE Faculty & Staff are fully committed to professional development. So far this semester:

  • 160+Flex Workshops offered
  • 25+ Independent Projects completed
  • 3500+  hours of professional development reported
  • Adjunct Faculty: Please report Fall Flex hours by Friday January 6, 2017, 12:00 Noon

Need help or new to Flex? Contact Laurie Cozzolino, SDCE Flex Coordinator


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