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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.

Congratulations to Dr. Ron Andrade (‘18), who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at San Francisco State. Titled The Influence of Validation on Academic Outcomes for Oceania Community College Students, the dissertation examines the extent to which Oceania students experience validation by institutional actors on a community college campus.

Jill Kolongowski, assistant professor of writing and literature at CSM, has become the second faculty member to publish a book within the last couple of months. “Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me,” published by Ulysses Press, is a collection of essays themed around the Harry Potter series on its 20th anniversary.

CSM Equity Director Jeremiah Sims’ new book is now out and available through Peter Lang Publishers. Revolutionary STEM Education: Critical-Reality Pedagogy and Social Justice in STEM for Black Males calls for a revolutionary paradigm shift in the STEM education of and for black boys.

President Michael Claire will be recommending Dr. Enna Trevathan to Chancellor Galatolo and to the Board of Trustees as CSM’s new Director of Nursing.

CSM leaders — a coalition of administration, faculty, staff, and student representatives from the Institutional Planning Committee (IPC), Academic Senate, and Classified Senate and the Associated Students — met for a retreat at the Cañada Vista clubhouse on Friday, March 16. Led by Academic Senate Chair Jeramy Wallace and Classified Senate President Fauzi Hamadeh

Jane McAteer will be retiring at the end of June after a 31-year career with CSM. Jane started at CSM as a nursing faculty member in 1987. She became the Director of the Nursing program in 2003, and since then, has led the program with a steady hand for the last 15 years

This year’s Flex Day included most of the faculty and staff at CSM. The day’s first session was opened by representatives of Escala (Spanish for “striving”), a consortium of higher education consultants who are committed personally and professionally to increasing the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students in higher education.

On Wednesday, March 14, students, faculty, staff, and administrators from CSM joined people across the country in coming together to show solidarity with the victims of the Parkland high school massacre and to make a statement against gun violence.

CSM recently completed its annual survey of satisfaction levels of its students, faculty and staff. Once again, results are overwhelmingly positive: satisfaction levels range from 84 percent – 100 percent for students, staff, and faculty and administrators.