Fall 2020 has the largest offering yet of Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) and low-cost Open Educational Resources (OER) classes at Skyline College! 78 Faculty ZTC Champions have implemented digitally available no-cost Creative Commons licensed and library electronic resources in their classes. Together, they are offering 160 $0-cost-to-students classes and 30-classes using a low-cost required course resource alongside a no-cost OER textbook. From Spring 2018 through Fall 2020, Faculty ZTC Champions have ensured Skyline Students kept $3,846,434.69 in their pockets!
By choosing digitally available, no-cost OER & ZTC course materials ZTC Champions:
- Save students money now!
- Ensure students have access to materials on day 1 of class!
- Ensure access long after semester ends!
- Protect student privacy and data!
Your textbook and course material choices have a direct impact on students’ lives!
Ready to choose ZTC? Begin with our OER by Subject Research Guide, https://guides.skylinecollege.edu/oersbysubject, or email the ZTC Team at email@example.com.
Looking for ZTC and OER classes? They are searchable in WebSchedule!
Article by Ame Maloney
The Classified Senate Student five-week Scholarship Drive is underway this month of November. If you have not done so already, please consider helping us to reach our goal of $1,500.00. We are asking a one-time donation of $25.00 (minimum). We understand that some of us can offer more than others right now, however any amount counts – our goal is to lessen the financial burden for our students. All those who donate $25 or more will be entered to win a Chromebook from the Skyline College Bookstore. Each $25 donation = 1 ticket in the raffle prize drawing.
If you are able to donate towards to our 2nd Annual Skyline College Classified Senate Student Scholarship to help provide students a better access to higher education, please DONATE ONLINE.
Your generous contribution to support our students is greatly appreciated!
Questions? Contact Sherrie Prasad or Belinda Chan.
Article by Sherrie Prasad
The SMCCCD Study Abroad Program is excited to launch a new look for its website! The homepage now features student story videos, testimonials, and links to various resources including scholarships and resources for diversity and identity abroad. We invite you to take a look at smccd.edu/studyabroad.
We would like to thank Soe Hlaing, Kimiko Petsche, and Joseph Jaballah for their work on the page.
SMCCCD Study Abroad is the district-wide study abroad program housed in the Global Learning Programs and Services Division at Skyline College. For more information about studying or interning abroad, faculty teach abroad opportunities, community travel for lifelong learners, visiting international faculty presenters and student scholarship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more by visiting the SMCCD Study Abroad Facebook page or Instagram page @smcccd_study_abroad
Article by Stephanie Wells
The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center kicked-off its 3-day virtual conference, the Small Business Symposium: Lessons in Adapting. The Symposium was held from October 31st through November 2nd and featured keynote speakers, workshops, local and small business owner interviews, student interest panels and resources from community leaders. The goal of the Symposium was to explore the challenges our small businesses are facing, in navigating the impacts of the pandemic, with a focus on access to valuable resources and online tools. The Symposium allowed the BAEC to highlight our new Micro Grants Program as part of the Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program, an innovative approach to helping businesses adapt operations and marketing strategies. The BAEC will be offering 16 small San Bruno-based businesses grants of $3000 each to assist with business expenses and improvements. The Symposium was free to attend, featured virtual door prizes and was attended by business owners here in San Bruno, throughout the county and the entire Bay Area.
A special thank you to all of our attendees, guest speakers and presenters, our students and to everyone behind the scenes who helped make the Symposium such a success. We thank the San Bruno Community Foundation for the supporting this program with funding.
For more information, connect with us: email@example.com
Article and Image by Ling Chien
The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College is offering micro grants of $3000, to 16 San Bruno based businesses to help aid in their recovery from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant applications open on November 20th and close on December 4th. The Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program is here to help businesses with coaching, workshops, business tools and now with funding. All applicants must attend a Micro Grant Info Session to be eligible. Our last Info Session will be held on Tuesday November 17th at 6pm. Go to our Eventbrite Page to register.
These grants are made possible with funding from the San Bruno Community Foundation. For more information, contact the BAEC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article by Gisel Martin
Images by Olivia Vialau
We understand that many students and our community members may have lost their job due to the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is our commitment to continue to offer information regarding paid internships and quality job opportunities that are available along with support in design or update of a resume, preparing for an interview and expanding one’s network to secure employment during these uncertain times. The Career Readiness & Job Placement Team looks forward to doing all we can to ensure students and our community members have what they need to get a job and continue to offer remote services and resources while the shelter-in-place order is in effect. If one of the jobs shared does not meet your needs or interests please complete this form and we will reach out to you directly to assist! Please stay safe.
Expand your network in ways that will lead to your dream job. The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following paid internship opportunities with you. Check them out—
Article by Alexa Moore
We understand that many students and our community members may have lost their job due to the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is our commitment to continue to offer information regarding paid internships and quality job opportunities that are available along with support in design or update of a resume, preparing for an interview and expanding one’s network to secure employment during these uncertain times. The Career Readiness & Job Placement Team looks forward to doing all we can to ensure students and our community members have what they need to get a job and continue to offer remote services and resources during this time. If one of the jobs shared does not meet your needs or interests please complete this form and we will reach out to you directly to assist! Please stay safe.
How may we assist you in landing your dream job? The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following job opportunities with you. Check them out—
Article by Alexa Moore