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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
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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 under-
prepared 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.