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CSM has added an exciting new adjunct faculty member to its extensive roster of working artists. Pantea Karimi is a well-established artist who works in installation art, prints, virtual reality and video projection.

More than 20 CSM faculty participated in an intensive 2-1/2 day workshop in June to prepare them to teach the College One course. Participating in the workshop not only qualifies these faculty to teach the course, which is expected to grow in the coming years, but also to spread the best pedagogy across our teaching in all disciplines.

ACCEL San Mateo County provides support for students going from San Mateo Adult School to degree and certificate programs at College of San Mateo. They strive to provide education about college opportunities to the students as well as create innovative pathways so that students have the opportunity and feel more confident about attending college.

Students in CSM’s Digital Media department have created a brand new digital radio station. The new station, KDOG (a play off CSM’s Bulldog mascot), is streaming online, 24/7, at collegeofsanmateo.edu/kdog.

A new College of San Mateo program promoting science, technology, engineering and math education is trying to open the door for some students typically shut out of the region’s wealth of desirable jobs.

Spring semester is always a busy time of year. If you are planning an event anytime between January and May 2018, please send information (even if not finalized) to the Community Relations & Marketing office

For the first quarter of the reporting period from July 1 through the end of October, 2017, the NCLEX pass rate was 97%. The Board of Registered Nursing uses the annual pass rate as a critical outcome and benchmark for the program.

CSM has secured a $74,500 MESA grant (Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement) to expand services and academic support to educationally and economically disadvantaged students. The goal of the MESA program is to support student success and transfer to four-year universities for STEM majors.

Students from the San Mateo County Community College District are expected to be the first in California to have the opportunity to apply for a program to travel to China, free of charge.

Minnijean Brown and Jeff Steinberg are teaching a class at all three San Mateo County community colleges. The class is a spin-off of their successful journeys “Sojourn to the Past” for high schoolers.