THE INSTITUTION AS LEARNER: MAKING PROGRESS

OPEN SESSION CCCBSI2009 LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE JUNE 2009
DATE: TUESDAY JUNE 1 6, 2009

TIME: 7:00-9:00 PM

LOCATION: ROOM 28, BURK HALL SA N F R A N C I SC O ST A T E U N I V E R S I T Y , 1 6 00 H O L L O W A Y A V E N U E SA N F R A N C I SC O , C A 94132

P R E SE N T O R : J U L I E P H E L P S , P R O J E C T D I R E C T O R O F A C H I E V I N G T H E D R E A M A N D P R O F E S SO R O F M A T H E M A T I C S A T V A L E N C I A C O M MU N I T Y C O L L E G E

In this session, the presenter will share the perspectives of Valencia Community College's Achieving the Dream Leadership Team, a Faculty/Student Affairs/Academic Affairs partnership, about the institution's key strategies for developing focus, engagement, commitment, meaningful data, and systemic improvement. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own institutional challenges and solutions. CONTACTS: Deborah Harrington, BSI Project Director, DHarrington@email.laccd.edu Lisa Brewster, San Diego Network Coordinator, lbrewste@sdccd.edu Nancy Cook , Sacramento/Central Valley Network Coordinator, ncook@sierracollege.edu Daryl Kinney, Los Angeles Network Coordinator, kinneyd@lacitycollege.edu Anniqua Rana, Bay Area Network Coordinator, rana@smccd.edu

JULIE PHELPS
As Project Director of Achieving the Dream and Professor of Mathematics at Valencia Community College, Julie Phelps’ work centers around studying and refining three types of learning community strategies: Supplemental Instruction (Supplemental Learning), Paired Courses (Learning in Community, LinC) and expand the offerings of the Student Success Course for “the students who need community colleges the most.” Her goal is to use data to inform decisions about closing the achievement gaps in student performance. At Valencia, there are achievement gaps between underprepared and college-ready students, across ethnic and racial groups, and between success in math and success in other disciplines. In addition to her leadership role, she teaches the developmental mathematics courses that are supported by the learning communities. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Community College in 2005 from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Her dissertation topic was “Supplemental Instruction in a Community College Developmental Mathematics Curriculum: A Phenomenological Study of Learning Experiences.” Among her other accolades Julie has received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), Award of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Austin, Texas, 2003, Rheta Beaver Teaching Award, Valencia Community College, Winter Park Campus, 2000, Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Award, University of Central Florida, 1998, and Teacher Appreciation Award presented by the University of Central Florida Athletes, Orlando, Florida, 1997.

Directions From the North: Take highway 101 south, cross the Golden Gate Bridge (toll $5). Take 19th Ave/Hwy 1 exit. Follow this (several miles) to a right turn onto Holloway Avenue. Turn right onto Font Boulevard. Then turn right to Lake Merced Blvd. At the first stop light turn right onto State Drive. From the East: I-80 across the Bay Bridge to Hwy 101 South. Take 101 South (stay on the right) to I-280 and take the second Daly City/Mission Blvd. Exit, bearing right onto Sagamore St. and then to Brotherhood Way. Follow Brotherhood until it ends and then take a right to merge onto Lake Merced Blvd. At the second stoplight turn right onto State Drive. From the South: On I-280 North stay towards the left lane to exit at 19th Ave/Hwy 1 and then bear to the right onto the ramp to Brotherhood Way. Follow Brotherhood until it ends and take a right onto Lake Merced Blvd. At the second stop light; turn right onto State Drive. From SFO Airport: Highway 101 to 380 junction to I-280 North (follow signs to SF). On I-280 North stay in the left lane to exit at 19th Ave./Hwy 1 and then bear to the right onto the ramp to Brotherhood Way. Follow Brotherhood until it ends and then take a right onto Lake Merced Blvd. At the second stop light; make a right onto State Drive.