BCC Welcomes New Faculty Joya Chavarin

Berkeley City College is excited to announce Dr. Joya Chavarin, EdD as BCC’s newest tenure track Education Instructor. Chavarin is the first full-time faculty hired in the Education Program at BCC.

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ESOL Dept. Co-Chair Gabriel Winer Recognized for ESOL Innovations

Berkeley City College’s ESOL Department Co-Chair Gabriel Winer was recently recognized for their work in implementing AB 705 to serve our ESOL students in an article published by the California Acceleration Project. The article focused on Winer’s success in creating a transfer-level English class using Socratic seminars to help students learn and practice the rhetorical moves, language, and norms of academic discussions. The class prepares students with practicing speaking and presenting in class with techniques that demystify class discussion language patterns and framing sentences to help structure and word their thoughts. “I am so grateful to work at BCC and to have the opportunity to participate in this work,” said Winer.

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Zoom/Canvas Integration Update – August 15, 2022

Welcome back to the faculty who were on break this summer! We were recently notified by the state Chancellor’s Office that access to Zoom via CCCConfer will be changing. On the evening of August 15, 2022, the CCC ConferZoom application will be replaced by a new and improved application called CCC Tech Connect Zoom.

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Fatima Shah: From BCC Student to Academic Counselor

How do you feel when you talk to a counselor that knows exactly what you are going through? How do you feel when you find out that your counselor is an immigrant like you? Fatima Shah is a Pakistani woman who immigrated to the United States with her family when she was still a teenager. Fatima went to Berkeley High School, applied for Berkeley City College, became a student employee, and now she has been serving her community as a general counselor at BCC.  

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College of Alameda President's Report - October 12, 2021

ACCESO Kicks Off it’s Second Year of Programming with a New Workshop Series and Lively Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

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College of Alameda President's Report - September 28, 2021

CoA Distance Education Team Tackles Fake Students Problem

As if teaching online during a pandemic wasn't difficult enough, 2021 brings California Community Colleges a new challenge: fraudulent enrollments and"fake" students. Authorities believe more than 60,000 fake applications for financial aid were submitted statewide, as reported by the Los Angeles Times, the Sacramento Bee, and the New York Times.

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Congratulations Newly Tenured Faculty

At an online reception on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Peralta Community College District celebrated the awarding of tenure to six dedicated educators. The event, hosted by Dr. Siri Brown (Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs & Student Success), began with welcoming statements by Dr. Cindi Napoli-Abella Reiss (President of the Board of Trustees), Dr. Carla Walter (Interim Chancellor), Dr. Donald Moore (President of the District Academic Senate), and Dr. Jennifer Shanoski (President of the Peralta Federation of Teachers). You can watch a recording of the event on YouTube below.

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Merritt College Faculty Member is a YBCA 100 Honoree

We are pleased to announce that Karen Seneferu has been selected to be a part of the YBCA 100, an annual list of honorees compiled by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco that celebrates the everyday heroes—artists, activists, and community leaders—for their extraordinary commitment to building sustainable, equitable, and regenerative communities. Karen is a member of the English Department faculty at Merritt College. 
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