Daily Archives: September 19, 2013

Coming Up….

Friday, September 20, 2013

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Skyline’s CWD is hosting a training for Insurance Agents on the Affordable Care Act. Skyline College, Main Theater
  • 4;00 p.m., Women’s Soccer vs. Canada College, Redwood City
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Art Gallery – Cast & Crew, really big show, Skyline College, Art Gallery
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Women’s Volleyball vs. San Jose City College, Skyline College

Saturday, September 21, 2013

  • 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Success Summit, Skyline College
  • 9:00 a.m., Wrestling match, Sac City Tournament, Sacramento

Monday, September 23, 2013

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Transfer Center – Palo Alto University Rep Visit, Skyline College, Building 6 – Main Cafeteria
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., TOWNHALL TO ANALYZE THE CRITICAL THINKING ISLO, Skyline College, Building 6, Room 6203

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

  • All Day Event, The Center for International Trade Development (CITD) has internships opportunities, Skyline College, CITD office, Building 1, Room1311
  • 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. – 1:30 p.m., Transfer Center – The Art Institute Rep Visit, Skyline College, Building 6 – Main Cafeteria
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Transfer Center – UC Davis Representative Visit, Transfer Center – Building 2, Room 2227
  • 4:00 p.m., Women’s Soccer vs. Las Positas College, Livermore

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

  • 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m., FREE English Conversation/Pronunciation Workshops, Skyline College, Bldg. 1, Room 1218
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Science Lecture Series, Skyline College, Building 7, Room 7106
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Women’s Volleyball vs. City College of San Francisco, San Francisco

Thursday, September 26, 2013

  • 1;00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Industry Kick-Off Event & the Bay Region: Faculty Kick-Off Event, Skyline College, Building 6, Rooms 6202, 6204, 6206
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Workshop: Navigating Green Careers, Skyline College, Building 19, Room 129
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Allensworth: An Exhibit of California History, Skyline College, Library

Friday, September 27, 2013

  • All Day, Women’s Volleyball, Shasta Classic, Redding
  • 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


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.

Accreditation Update

As Skyline College worked through the self evaluation process for accreditation, we completed a number of projects and initiatives to make sure that we implemented every standard at the highest level—sustainable continuous quality improvement.  These changes yielded many resources that are very helpful as we do our work.  This week we will highlight the revised SLOAC Framework, v.3.

SLOAC Framework, v.3!  As part of continuous improvement at the college, the SLOAC Framework was revised by members on the SLOAC Steering Committee. It is a 90-page “nuts-and-bolts” implementation guide for campus practitioners that can be viewed at http://skylinecollege.edu/sloac/framework.php. The updated framework is more user-friendly, and includes appendices worksheets that are downloadable from the SLOAC website. Templates can be downloaded from Steps, Tips, and Worksheets, where you also can access steps to assess on the course and student service program level. Also included is an Examples page which includes helpful models of completed assessment cycles. The Framework is divided into three parts:

  • Part One provides information about Skyline College’s approach to student learning outcomes (SLOs) and assessment; and also references the Academic Senate’s unanimously adopted 2012 SLOAC resolutions, reiterating the conditions under which faculty and staff will engage in assessment.
  • Part Two provides guidance in writing SLOs.
  • Part Three provides guidance on creating assessment plans, analyzing results, and generating reports.

Visit the SLOAC website at http://www.skylinecollege.edu/sloac/index.php for information.

Skyline Shines!

Article by Donna Bestock and Christine Roumbanis.

New Faculty Orientations Take Off in the CTTL

Sarah Speaks to Cohort 2

In coordination with The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL), Skyline College recently launched its first-ever, semester-long orientation program for new full-time faculty. BootUp Camp, as the program is called, is designed to help participants integrate into the college with relative ease and also acquaint faculty with the technology and resources available on campus.  The opening session in August included a one-hour campus tour, an introduction to WebAccess, and visits by Skyline College President, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud; Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Sarah Perkins; Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Joi Blake; and Division Deans.  The program will run through the end of the semester and will culminate in the new faculty showcasing their newly acquired skills.


In early September, the CTTL staff was also busy orienting Skyline College’s newest adjunct faculty members in a half-day orientation. Among the topics covered were WebSmart, class rosters, census reporting, grade submission, ITS/facility/media/duplicating requests, and security guidelines. SMT Division Dean, Ray Hernandez, and Language Arts Division Dean, Mary Gutierrez, joined the new faculty during the lunch opener, and Vice President, Dr. Sarah Perkins welcomed them to the college.  The orientation was well-received by the participants, who hope to see new adjunct orientation opportunities continue into and beyond the Spring 2014 semester.

Article and photos by Nina L. Floro.

Cohort Busy 2

Fall 2013 “Science in Action” Lecture Series

Rebecca Belloso 9.18.13

Skyline College Chemistry Assistant Professor Dr. Carmen Velez, in collaboration with Bridges to the Baccalaureate at SFSU, hosted the fall semester kick-off meeting of the popular Science in Action lecture series yesterday afternoon.  Approximately sixty students and SMT faculty were in attendance to hear from Rebecca Belloso, a former Skyline College student who transferred to UC Davis as an Environmental Toxicology major.  Rebecca, with the guidance of her mentor, Dr. Gold, conducted a systematic critical review of published studies to determine whether the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure during pregnancy is adversely related to infant birth weight in humans. Rebecca shared her research with the lecture attendees, informing them of the state of current knowledge on this topic, suggesting future avenues for research, and providing information that might benefit the community.

Science Lecture Series Group 9.18.13

Professor Velez took over organizing the Science in Action lecture series in the spring 2013 semester, working in conjunction with Dr. Steve Weinstein, the Director of Bridges to the Baccalaureate at SFSU.  They invite scientists, colleagues and scholars to speak during the series, providing insight into current scientific issues in a wide variety of areas.  During the fall 2013 semester, the Skyline College lectures will take place every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Building 7, Room 7106.  The lectures are free and open to the public.  Contact Dr. Carmen Velez at velezcarmen@smccd.edu for more information.

Written by Alana Utsumi and Carmen Velez. Photos by Carmen Velez.

San Francisco Latino Film Festival at Skyline College as Part of Latino Heritage Month

SF Latino Film Festival_Flyer - Copy2

As part of Skyline College’s celebration of Latino Heritage Month, Latin American Students Organization, LASO, is proud to announce the screening of La Salsa Cubana as part of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival at Skyline College on September 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in room 6202-4.  LASO is also honored to welcome the film’s director, Eric Joseph Johnson, to the 1 p.m. screening for a discussion of the film, his exposure to Cuban culture, and his experiences making of the award winning film.   Gladys Rocha, organizer of the SF Latino Film Festival, will also be on hand to discuss the impact of Latino films on the public in general.

La Salsa Cubana introduces the audience to a world filled with vibrant dancing, fascinating relationships, terrific music, and sumptuous Cuban imagery shot on location in Havana. With a soundtrack that features music from some of Cuba’s all-time greatest musical legends licensed from the state-run music company catalogs of EGREM and BIS Music, this film is an insider’s look into the contemporary salsa dance scene in Havana rarely seen outside of Cuba. La Salsa Cubana is the first feature film to explore and explain Cuba’s de facto national dance, known as casino or Cuban salsa, since it appeared in Havana social clubs during the 1950s.

In 2003, Director Eric Joseph Johnson quit his corporate job to study dance and live in Cuba. Director Sarita Streng initiated the film project and the filmmakers obtained a rare license from the US Department of Treasury as well as journalistic visas from the Cuban government allowing a crew to travel to Cuba to make the film. The filmmakers have spent extensive time in Cuba cultivating connections and building the inside knowledge of Cuban culture that made this film possible.

You can view the film’s trailer at http://vimeo.com/45815865

Article by John Saenz
Flyer created by Skyline College’s Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations Office

College Wide Forum: Strategic Priorities and Staffing

The Office of the President would like to invite you to a forum on Skyline College’s Strategic Priorities and Staffing Update. Staffing and the impact on the organization’s structure will be discussed. Attendees will be given an opportunity to ask questions and provide any input or feedback desired.

Two sessions have been scheduled to allow everyone a chance to participate:
• Monday, September 23rd at 1:00 – 2:30 pm in room 6-202
• Tuesday, September 24th at 4:00 – 5:30 pm in room 6-202


Please save the date. We look forward to seeing you there.

Success Summit 2013 at Skyline College


September 21, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Skyline College
Student and Community Center,
Building 6, 2nd Floor

The Success Summit is a one-day forum that will bring together community leaders from all sectors to explore innovative strategies for solving issues that affect San Mateo County businesses and residents. In dynamic breakout sessions, participants will meet face-to-face with key decision makers within the county, including elected officials, business and industry leaders, employers and educators and gain insight on how they can effectively work to shape the future of their community.

Breakout topics include:
• Communication: “Are We Losing Touch?”
• Jobs: “Connecting The Needs”
• Transportation: “The Last Mile”

Keynote Speakers:
Marlena Jackson, Scientist, Genentech, Founder NexgeneGirls
and Angela Batinovich, CEO, SF Bulls Hockey Team

Summit Fee: $150 fee includes breakfast, lunch, materials and three dynamic breakout sessions.