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Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Mesa READS Book Club

The idea to form a Mesa READS Book Club sprung from the recommendations of dozens of faculty and staff members over the past few years. Thanks to Equity and Title V HSI funds at Mesa, this will be put in motion starting the Fall of 2015. The Campus Employee Development Taskforce (CED) oversees the book nomination and selection process, and will facilitate book purchases, room reservations, FLEX scheduling, and continental breakfast accommodations for book club attendees.

  • Kick off: Friday, 2/19, 8:30-9:30 in LRC-435
  • Discussion: Friday, 4/15, 8:00-10:00 in LRC-435

VALUES: "CLASS"-- Campus Community | Lifelong Learning | Access & Equity | Student Enrichment | Social Justice

OBJECTIVES: (1) Foster community discussion of one selected book per semester; (2) Offer a collaborative format with all campus employees (faculty, staff, administrators) welcome; (3) Inquire how we can help our students succeed through discussions on diverse topics such as equity, critical thinking and writing, and leadership; (4) Synchronize with Campus Events, such as the HSI Speaker Series and Hispanic Heritage Month activities in which a large number of students, staff, and faculty collaborate.

SPRING 2016 Book Selection: "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi

(Click the flyer to go to the sign up form)

Mesa READS spring 2016

FALL 2015 Book Selection: "The Culturally Inclusive Educator" by Dena R. Samuels

Mesa READS Book Club flyer

FALL 2015 "SAVE THE DATES"

  • Kick Off Day - FRIDAY, SEP.11th (8:30-10:00am in LRC 435) Program launch for the semester, discuss teaching strategies and distribute the book to the first 20 campus employees who register for Mesa READS by sending en email to mailto:mesaproyectoexito@sdccd.edu
  • Discussion Day - FRIDAY, OCT.16th (8:30-11:30am in LRC 435) Discuss the book at length and propose ways in which we can apply these "lessons learned" at Mesa and in our communities
  • EMAIL:
    ALEX.BAHENA.97@GMAIL.COM;
    MEXICANITHAAL100@GMAIL.COM;
    ALECALBA1997@GMAIL.COM;
    MCASTILLOMORENO1997@GMAIL.COM;
    RODRIGUEZ_CESAR21@YAHOO.COM;
    ANGEL.DUDE07@GMAIL.COM;
    STEPHANIE.TORRES.Y@GMAIL.COM;
    DANNYSAMANIEGO52@GMAIL.COM;
    RODRIGUEZ.JOANNA19@YAHOO.COM;
    AMUNOZ536@GMAIL.COM;
    CRISISRSAND@GMAIL.COM;
    J.AVALOS2010@GMAIL.COM;
    SABO.KATIE@GMAIL.COM;
    KHALID.TAEE@GMAIL.COM;
    ROSZA2@MAC.COM;
    SWIMTAUZER@YAHOO.COM;
    VALLJESSICA1@YAHOO.COM;
    JULIA.JULIMA@GMAIL.COM;
    shelbymail@san.rr.com;
    acleary97@yahoo.com;
    5.0 hours of FLEX Credit is available for participants who attend both meetings (3.5 for meetings + 1.5 for reading time)

 

Networking Opportunities

Wednesday, May 06: Workshop - Planning Meeting "SOLO SUCCESS"
~How to Thrive in the Academy When You’re the Only Women of Color in Your Department~

Click here to view the flyer.
Click here to view the letter from University of California, Riverside (UCR).

Description of Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The "Excellence in Teaching and Learning" CED strand is designed to offer faculty, staff, administrators opportunities to learn and grow in order to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively within the college environment. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mesa READS Book Club
  • Networking opportunities / cross-disciplinary collaborations
  • Ethics in the workplace
  • Excellence in service
  • Champions of the college brand
  • Working with grants
  • Overview of research—how to access the data you need
  • Copyright essentials for research and teaching
  • Conference & Travel Funds (Formerly “Staff Development funds” - Conference evaluations and reports will be filed with the CED Committee at Mesa in Spring 2016)

Present at / attend professional conferences, seminars
Present workshops/programs to civic organizations or groups in the community
Participate in educational travel
Participate in teleconferences, webinars or online training