Monthly Archives: September 2013

Coming Up….

Friday, September 27, 2013

  • All Day Event, Women’s Volleyball, Shasta Classic, Redding
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Training for Insurance Agents on the Affordable Care Act, Skyline College
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Latin American Student Organization (LASO) – Meeting, Skyline College, Building 4, Room 4240
  • 1:00 p.m., Men’s Soccer vs. Foothill College (DH), Skyline College
  • 3:00 p.m., Women’s Soccer vs. Ohlone College (DH), Skyline College
  • 7:00 p.m., Wrestling vs. San Jose State, Skyline College

Saturday, September 28, 2013

  • 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Transfer Center – College Transfer Conference, Building 6 – Room 6203, 6204, 6206, 6205 & 6207

Monday, September 30, 2013

  • 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Transfer Center – SFSU Rep Visit, Skyline College, Transfer Center – Building 2, Room 2227

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

  • 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Transfer Center – CSU Application Assistance Drop-In, Skyline College, Building 2, Room 2117B
  • 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m., Transfer Center – UC Davis Representative Visit, Skyline College , Transfer Center – Building 2, Room 2227
  • 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Transfer Center – John F. Kennedy University Rep Visit, Skyline College, Building 6 – Main Cafeteria
  • 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m., Transfer Center – UC Davis Representative – Tabling, Skyline College, Fireside Dining Hall, Building 6
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Women’s Soccer vs. Mission College (DH), Skyline College
  • 1:30 p.m., -3:00 p.m., Transfer Center – UC Davis Representative Visit, Skyline College , Transfer Center – Building 2, Room 2227
  • 3:00 p.m., Men’s Soccer vs. DeAnza College (DH), Skyline College

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

  • 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m., Transfer Center – UC Berkeley Representative Visit, Skyline College, Transfer Center – Building 2, Room 2227
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., FREE English Conversation/Pronunciation Workshops, Skyline College, Building 1, Room 1218
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Skyline College, Building 7, Room 7-303
  • 4:00 p.m., – 6:00 p.m., Financial Aid Application Labs, Skyline College, Bldg. 2, 1st Floor – Room 2117B
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Science Lecture Series, Skyline College, Building 7, Room 7106
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Early Childhood Education – Pathways to your Future, Skyline College, Building 14, Loma Chica CDC
  • 6:30 p.m., Women’s Volleyball vs. Hartnell College, Skyline College

Thursday, October 3, 2013

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Transfer Center – Palo Alto University Rep Visit, Skyline College , Building 6 – Main Cafeteria
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Classified Senate Meeting, Skyline College, Building 6, Room 6203
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Financial Aid Application Labs, Skyline College, Bldg. 2, 1st Floor – Room 2117B

Friday, October 4, 2013

  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Stigma & Its Consequences Lecture, Skyline College, Building 4, Room 4180
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Latin American Student Organization (LASO) – Meeting, Skyline College, Building 4, Room 4240
  • 4:00 p.m., Men’s Soccer vs. Chabot College, Hayward
  • 5:00 p.m., Wrestling vs. Santa Rosa, Skyline College
  • 6:30 p.m., Women’s Volleyball vs. Foothill College, Aptos

For the latest information on events and activities happening at Skyline College, please view our calendar at the following link:

If you would like to include your college event or activity on the calendar, please submit the event, date, time and location to Cherie M. Napier via email at


SEEED Fosters Culture of Inquiry

The SEEED (Stewardship of Equal Employment, Equity, and Diversity) Committee met Tuesday, 9/24, to review the Skyline College Comprehensive Diversity Framework. The meeting was spent reviewing, and filling in any possible gaps or omissions, as well as providing time for additional elaboration in the narrative of the framework. The Comprehensive Diversity Framework intends to include an overall picture of our college’s historical record of addressing diversity on campus as well as articulating current diversity initiatives and creating a more workable framework within which to review the practices and processes whereby we can implement those initiatives. Gina Rosabal, a social justice consultant, is finalizing the draft report for submission to the Institutional Planning Committee.

NEW! The SEEED subcommittees are usually working on a single semester or year-long question that they then, with assistance from the PRIE, our institutional research office, explore in depth. But for those who want more immediate gratification, we also added the “Quick Question” to our regular agenda. Members (including new ones) may come to a meeting and ask the PRIE committee member, currently Katie Galvin, a short data inquiry question which will be answered at a subsequent meeting.

The SEEED Committee meets the 4th Tuesday of every month in room 6203, from 2:10pm-4:00pm. All are welcome (we have cookies…)!

Article by Lucia Lachmayr.

Up and Coming Transfer Center Events

Fall 2013_TC_Conference_Flyer

Events and Workshops:

Fall 2013 Annual Transfer Center Conference!!!

Date: Saturday, September 28

Time: 8:30 am- 2:30 pm

Location: Bldg. 6 Rm. 6202

Information: This event is designed to provide students with information regarding Transfer by hosting a Student Panel, University Representative Panel, and workshops on Financial Aid, Getting Ahead, and Designing Pathways to Transfer. This is a great opportunity to and the conference is FREE! Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for those attending! To make your reservation please visit the Transfer Center in Bldg. 2, Rm. 2227 or visit www.skylinecollege/transfercenter/confrenceregistration


Fall 2013 Annual Transfer Day!!!

Date: Monday, October 21

Time: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm

Location: Bldg. 6 Main Dining area

Information: Join the Skyline College Transfer Center as we host the annual Transfer Day, which is an opportunity for students to meet with over 30 different college representatives from different Colleges, Universities, and Private schools. This is yet another great chance for students to have a quick look at what their College, University, or Private school might have to offer in terms of majors and student resources. Please visit the Transfer Center in Bldg. 2, Rm. 2227 for more information.



Institutional Planning Committee Update

Skyline College’s Institutional Planning Committee (IPC) held its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Much was discussed and moved forward in terms of institutional planning. Highlights include the Sustainability Plan and Human Resources Plan where there was a rich dialogue for both documents before voting to recommend to College Governance Council. Also, a discussion was had regarding the upcoming accreditation site visit and how the planning processes and documents of the college demonstrate our commitment to continuously reflect, assess, and improve the work that we do. Upcoming items for review are the Comprehensive Diversity Framework, the Balanced Scorecard, Annual Program Plans/Comprehensive Program Reviews, and the Administrative Leadership and Unit Reviews.

Article by David Ulate.

Transfer Initiative Advisory Committee Kick-Off Meeting a Success

The Transfer Initiative Advisory Committee had its first meeting on Tuesday, September 17th and over 15 faculty and staff attended the meeting to provide input and oversight on the Transfer Initiative.

As part of Skyline College’s College goal to “develop the scope, quality, accessibility and accountability of instructional and student service offerings, programs and services to lead the San Francisco Bay region in transferring students, awarding degrees and certificates and reflecting social and educational equity,” Skyline College has established a Transfer Initiative.

The role of the Committee is to bring faculty and staff from various disciplines as the Transfer Initiative Advisory Committee, to explore how we can achieve the goal of increasing Skyline College transfer rates to four year universities.

The goal of the Transfer Advisory Committee will be to:

Build on the efforts of the Transfer Initiative, to lead and support campus-wide efforts to:

  • Develop Skyline College’s Transfer Culture
  • Become a leading Transfer Institution in the State
  • Work to achieve the goal of achieving social and educational equity in Transfer

There was great discussion and ideas put forth on how Skyline College can increase its overall Transfer Culture.

If you would like to join the conversation and increase Skyline Colleges transfer culture and transfer rates, please join us for our next meeting. For more information, please contact Suzanne Poma, Counselor/Transfer Center Coordinator or visit our website at:

Article by Suzanne Poma.

TRiO SSS Ambassadors Going Live!


The TRiO SSS Project has officially launched its Ambassador Program to provide a select number of TRiO SSS students with a real-time learning laboratory experience intended to enhance their skills in leadership, mentoring, public speaking, event planning, project management, and group facilitation. Five high performing TRiO SSS student leaders were selected through a competitive application process to become ambassadors. The program encourages the active participation of the Ambassadors in achieving the project’s goal of increasing retention and graduation rates of students that are first generation, low-income and with disabilities at Skyline College. The mission of the TRiO SSS Ambassador Program is to represent the TRiO SSS project in a positive reflection of Skyline College and TRiO SSS’s vision, goals, and mission as well as being a source of information for students, administrators, faculty, staff, community partners and leaders, youth, groups, and friends of the TRiO SSS Project. The Ambassadors are student leaders that embody Kourzes and Poser (2008) five practices of exemplary leadership: Model the way, Inspire a shared vision, Enable others to act, Challenge the process, and Encourage the heart. They want to facilitate positive social change at Skyline College and the community by undertaking actions which will help the institution/community “to empower and transform a global community of learners.” Kourzes, J.M., Posner, B.Z. (2008). The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders.

Article by Raymond Jones. Photo by Raul Guerra.

Colds and Flu – Go away!!!

Healthy hands v2

Throughout campus, you probably notice Purell Dispensers in buildings.  This is one of many ways to help prevent the spread of colds and the flu.  As part of the Skyline College’s Healthy Choices Campaign, here are some simple steps to protect yourself:

VACCINATE: The Health Center will be providing flu shots in October.  More information on specific dates and times will be announced soon.

COVER YOUR COUGH.  Viruses are mainly spread through the air.





If everyone follows these guidelines, we may be able to prevent a major outbreak on our campus.

Thank you for your help with this public health issue.

Article by Dr. John R. Mosby.

Science in Action Lecturer Shares Advice with Skyline College Students


Razon Science Lecture Series

There was another successful meeting of the Science in Action Lecture Series on Wednesday, September 25th with a full house of around eighty attendees, including students, faculty, and visitors. Lisa Razon is a former Skyline College student who transferred to UC Santa Cruz last year to work in the field of scientific research. She is part of UC Santa Cruz’s STEM diversity fellowship, and she is currently doing research on genetics with Professor Grant Hartzog. Razon credits her passion for biological sciences specifically to Skyline College’s inspiring and supportive science faculty; particularly Professor Shari Bookstaff, Dr. Nick Kapp, and MESA Director Stephen Fredricks.

Razon Group Science Lecture Series

She shared some valuable advice with the students in attendance, telling them to “experience research, talk to your professors, use MESA resources, volunteer in student chapters, and expand your horizons.” Her final priceless piece of advice was to actually read the textbooks for each course. The students enjoyed and appreciated her experience and advice. The Science Lecture Series meets every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in room 7-106. It is always free and open to the public.

Article by Alana Utsumi and Carmen Velez. Photographs by Carmen Velez.

Affordable Care Act Presentation by Covered California


You are invited to attend the viewing of: 

A Special PowerPoint presentation by Covered California.

Affordable Care Act



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Skyline College Main Theater

 The enrollment period begins October 1st.

The majority of people do not understand the process

 Bring your questions

Please bring or strongly encourage your students to attend

 Open to everyone!

 Extra credit participation certificates available.

 Article by Donna Elliot.