BCC News

DACA Advocacy Week Event on 10/18 from 12-1:30pm @ BCC

16 October 2017

Please join us for DACA Advocacy Week Activities sponsored by BCC’s Counseling Department, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC), BCC’s Latino Leadership Cultural Club (LLCC), and East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC). The details are described in the DACA flyer below.  A special thanks to Counseling faculty member Saba Gebre for her coordination support!

DACA Info Flyer

DACA Info & California Dream Act Workshop

Wed. 10/18, 12 – 1:30 pm, in Berkeley City College’s Auditorium & Atrium

Resource Fair Included:

5 Things to Know About Trump’s Announcement to End DACA

All are welcome

Questions? Contact rgebre@peralta.edu

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Film Screening: The Act of Killing on Thurs., Oct. 19th @ 6pm

16 October 2017

The Act of Killing film flyer

The Sociology Club is screening the film The Act of Killing this Thursday, October 19th at 6:00pm in the Auditorium.

In the Act of Killing, “filmmakers expose the horrifying mass executions of accused communists in Indonesia and those who are celebrated in their country for perpetrating the crime.” A film by Joshua Oppenheimer.

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Annual Food Drive – Donate What You Can

16 October 2017

A large bin will be located in front of the ambassador desk until the end of the semester. Sponsored by BCC Campus Life in partnership with the Alameda Food Bank.

Annual Food Drive flyer

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Oct. 20 – Last Day to File for AA, AS, or ADT Degree/Certificate

8 October 2017

degree/certificate deadline flyer

Notice! October 20 is the Last Day to File Petitions for AA, AS, or ADT Degree/Certificate

Pick up a form at the Counseling Department and schedule a meeting with your Counselor.

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Envision Haas Program for Prospective Transfers – Register for Tour Dates 10/27, 11/3, or 11/17

8 October 2017

Former BCC student  and Vice President of Student Affairs at the HASS School of Business, Joshua Ahazie is working diligently to increase awareness and mentorship of students interested in applying to the UC Berkeley HAAS School of Business. According to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UC Berkeley, a significant amount of transfer students are automatically denied admissions as a result of incomplete applications. The Envision Haas Program for prospective transfer students increases awareness and more importantly access to formalized services to potentially increase transfer rates for Peralta Students.  If you have questions, contact Andrea Williams, Transfer & Career Services Coordinator, Berkeley City College, 510-981-2839 (office), amwilliams@peralta.edu

 

Upcoming Event

The Haas School Business Association (HBSA) Student Affairs Committee will be launching the Envision Haas program.  

This will be a 20-25 minute tour of the Haas campus followed by a Q&A session for prospective students. Both tour and session will be hosted by current transfer students, and we will also have admissions officers present to answer specific admission questions. 

My belief is that the first step to transferring into a great institution like UC Berkeley-Haas is envisioning yourself in the campus. This is a great opportunity to connect with the Haas community, and for students to take another step towards their dream school! 

Space is limited so students are advised to sign up ASAP!

Logistics

The three dates will be: 10/2711/3 and 11/17. The students will register via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScd091eLq8ISaHyiSqX88XWgi94ZgSmOez6v5-IdWPD4wsPjw/viewform

  • Closer to their dates, we will send out a mail to participants letting them know about the order of the day.
  • Participants will be welcomed at the front of Haas (Piedmont Av.), by 4:00pm and will check in.
  • Tour begins at 4:10pm sharp.
  • Light refreshments will be served during the Q&A session.
  • The Q&A session will be live streamed for students either far, or unable to make it. More info regarding this in the form.

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Message from President Tomaneng: Gov. Brown Signs AB 19, a Bill That Establishes the California College Promise, and AB 705, Requiring Community Colleges to Use High School Performance in Course Placement

6 October 2017

President Rowena Tomaneng shared two important press releases with the BCC Community concerning The California College Promise and Using high school performance in course placement at community colleges.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley on 10/13/2017, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jerry Brown signing AB 19 (Santiago, Chiu and McCarty): 

“We applaud Gov. Brown and the Legislature for taking this enormous step forward in making community college more accessible for first-time students. The legislation is modeled after the successful community-based Promise partnerships aimed at encouraging students to attend college full-time and requiring colleges to provide wraparound supports that promote successful outcomes.  The California College Promise will help foster a stronger culture of college participation that will enhance upward social mobility in California. For more than 30 years, the California community college system has waived tuition for students who cannot afford it, with over 1 million current students receiving assistance under what is the most expansive free tuition program offered by any state. Formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, the program’s name is being changed to the California College Promise Grant. We look forward to working with the governor and legislature on providing funding to support the California College Promise and additional financial aid to offset the non-tuition costs that create barriers to college attendance for students with financial need.”
 
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 114 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills courses in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year universities. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/.
 
 
 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jerry Brown signing AB 705 (Irwin), legislation intended to support assessment and placement strategies proven to increase student completion rates and close the achievement gap: 

 
“This is a win-win for our students, colleges and the state’s taxpayers. Requiring unnecessary remediation courses can have severely damaging consequences.  It’s clear that the use of traditional assessment skills tests as the main variable in placing students in math and English courses does not work.  Many of our colleges have started using a student’s high school coursework and GPA as the primary determining factors for placement. Research shows high school performance is a more accurate predictor of college readiness than assessment tests – even for students who do not enroll directly in college from high school. 
 
AB 705 calls on our system to engage in statewide reforms that will provide every student with a strong start on their way to earning a degree, certificate or transferring to a university.  Currently, too many of our students are stuck in courses that do not count toward their educational goals and cost them valuable time and money.  I applaud the governor for signing this bill that establishes a stronger assessment process and will ultimately lead to a dramatic improvement in our student completion rates.  This is an important milestone in the drive to improve student success and the first of several steps our system is taking to put students at the center of all policy discussions because they come with different circumstances and we need to be able to adapt to meet their needs.”
 
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visithttp://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/,https://www.facebook.com/CACommColleges, or https://twitter.com/CalCommColleges.
 
 

Filed under: Academics, General

Chancellor Laguerre’s Open Forum for BCC Faculty & Staff @ BCC on Tues., Oct. 17, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Auditorium

5 October 2017

Oct 17 Open Forum

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Student Teach In: Learning to Survive in Trump’s America – Oct. 10-11-12 @ College Hour

4 October 2017

Student Teach In flyer

The Sociology Club is hosting a second Student Teach In on October  10, 11 and 12, from 12:15 – 1:15 pm in the Atrium.

The Teach In theme “Learning to Survive in Trump’s America” will be addressed by multiple student clubs in the Atrium during College hour.

Presentations by:

  • Muslim Student Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Intercultural Conflict Resolution Club
  • Gender+Sexuality Alliance
  • Latino Leadership Cultural Club
  • Platypus Affiliated
  • and Others

 

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