November, 2015

ASB Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Faculty, staff, instructors and students had the opportunity to meet the new ASB (Associated Student Body) at North City Campus. ASB coordinated an opportunity drawing and provided information on Breast Cancer, including where free screenings are available in San Diego. The event was very well attended and a great success. Thank you to all who attended and supported this event! 

Giving and Sharing Thanks

Students in a VESL Personal Care Assistant's class, an ESL Advanced level class, and a DSPS Intro to Computers class share thoughts on being thankful. More

Chavez Campus Grand Opening

More than 150 community members, SDCCD leaders and CE faculty, staff, administrators and students celebrated the historic opening of the new campus. Special thanks to Kim Laramie in the President's Office, the Public Information Office, and to Dean Robin Carvajal and her team at Chavez for making the event such a success! More

Safe Zone Training

On October 23, faculty, staff and administrators participated in a “train the trainer” workshop to create a “Safe Zones” program for SDCE students. The program was presented by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, and helps create safe spaces on SDCE campuses for our LGBT students. More

Program Updates

The ESL Department has been diversifying and expanding VESL (vocational ESL) courses this year and courses provide language instruction for employment. More
The Emeritus Program partnered with several community organizations to sponsor the “Financial Wellness for 50 Plus” conference at ECC last month. Over 250 seniors attended, and topics included investment strategies, understanding Medicare, and fraud prevention. Providing community outreach is just one of the many ways the program serves the educational needs of a diverse older adult population. In addition, classes are held at 90 locations including libraries, churches and senior centers.


Nearly 200 people attended an event organized by the San Diego Chapter of CATESOL and hosted at ECC: “In a World of Words: Reading and Vocabulary Skills for the 21st Century”. Many faculty from SDCE, Los Angeles, and other areas participated. More event photos

Doing What Matters 

The Doing What Matters initiative has developed an IT pathway. SDCE offers most of the courses in the pathway and was one of the first organizations on the statewide site for San Diego. Thank you to instructor Richard Gholson for supporting this effort. Check it out!

PeopleSoft Training 

Starting January 1, all SDCE faculty and staff will enter time worked, and also will request leaves using the online PeopleSoft system. The District will provide training sessions on December 3 at ECC so you will be ready for the new process. Additional training sessions will be held at all CE campuses in December and January. Stay tuned!

Welcome New Faces!

Brad Anderson is a new Senior Student Services Assistant at North City Campus
Kelly Henwood is preparing a proposal for SDCE in response to an RFPO for a youth grant from the San Diego Workforce Partnership

President's Innovation Grant

If you missed the announcement in last month's newsletter, you can still read about this new grant opportunity. Applications will be available online until January 31, 2016.

24th Annual Ceramics Sale

November 18-19 at ECC from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Campus meetings were held in October for all SDCE faculty and staff. President Turner Cortez presented funding information, short- and long-term organizational goals, an accreditation timeline and strategic planning efforts.
See the presentation slides


SDCE is writing a Self Study report and preparing for a WASC visit in 2017. Committees meet regularly.

There is still time for you to be involved! More 


The San Diego Adult Education Regional Consortium was awarded $3,652,360 through the AB104 block grant to implement strategies outlined in the Consortium’s AB86 final plan submitted to the state last March. More


The Academic Senate is very appreciative and thankful that CE’s new President has shown significant support to the Participatory Governance structure at CE. President Turner Cortez has attended Senate meetings, and has presented opportunities to participate in every level of the shared governance process, plus he has maintained an "Open Door" policy from the moment he stepped into his leadership role. 



As part of implementation of SSSP, SDCE is required to create a Student Equity Plan to help ensure equal educational opportunities and to promote student success for all students, regardless of race, gender, disability or economic circumstance. More


At its most recent meeting, the Senate moved to create a Community Outreach Committee, dedicated to finding projects and lending support to various programs in the Greater San Diego region. More

Flex Update

Going Online: Let’s Step Up!

SDCCD’s Online Pathways to Learning offers the newly updated and fully online ‘Online Faculty Certification Course’ for faculty who teach (or are interested in teaching) online or hybrid courses.

Register now at Online Faculty Certification

Visit Flex Flash, SDCE Faculty Flex
and SDCE Flex Guidelines

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