Subject: Foothill College Fusion December 2016
From: Andrea Hanstein <>
Date: 12/01/2016 10:48 AM

 December 2016
Jingle and Mingle Holiday Party: December 9

The Office of the President is throwing a fun holiday party this year so clear your calendar and make sure to attend! Join your colleagues on Friday, December 9 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Hearthside Lounge for a photo booth, ugly sweater contest, potluck, and bake off!

No RSVP is required, but you can sign up for the potluck online and while you're there, check out the contest rules.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign cards for local veterans.
Planning and Resource Council (PaRC) Update

Below is a summary of the action and information items from the most recent Planning and Resource Council (PaRC) meetings. For complete minutes and first-reads, please visit the PaRC website.
President Nguyen announced that next year, she is interested in seeing if PaRC can meet one week before Opening Day for a planning retreat to discuss the year's calendar, agendas, timelines, and strategies.
The Vice President of Instruction indicated his support for the Humanities Certificate, indicating that the certificate clearly support two of the Educational Master Plan (EMP) goals established by the College. The certificate was approved by consensus. The full proposal may be found online. 

The Non-Credit EMT Certificate was approved by consensus. 
The certificate will be the first non-credit certificate offered by the Biological & Health Sciences division. As this is non-credit, students can take these courses more than once - repeatability is not an issue. It was emphasized that this certificate is enhanced non-credit, so they qualify for full apportionment.

PaRC was informed that the Facilities Master Plan (FMP) went to the Board in August 2016, after going to PaRC for a 1st Read (but not a 2nd Read). Upon further consideration of the FMP as it currently stands, PaRC recommends the Facilities Master Plan review committee reconvene and take another look at the FMP, with particular focus on the following areas:
  • Plan for 1900 admin building, regarding student services, administration relocation, etc.
  • What can be done to naturally establish a sense of student community on campus?
  • How can facilities/technology be used to create a sense of community for online students?
  • ADA Accessibility - How can we make campus more wheelchair friendly.
  • Any additional information regarding Sunnyvale Center build out? Can we include something about Workforce moving in to Sunnyvale Center?
The 2016-2019 Foothill Technology Master Plan is 1.5 years in the making, factoring in online survey data and in-person input gathered approximately one year ago. It  involves a 1-year plan and a 3-year plan that will be revisited each year. PaRC approved the recommendation to send the Technology Master Plan to President's Cabinet for further review and discussion.

The charge of the Student Success Collaborative was approved by consensus. It reads:

The Student Success Collaborative provides the vision and guidance for the College's
student success plans, emphasizing program alignment, integration and coordination of the 3SP, SEP and BSI plans. As part of this planning effort, the Collaborative will develop a Student Success Retention Team, whose members will actualize and implement the College's student equity efforts. Even as this team is being established, the Collaborative will continue to work on the development of three college wide initiatives:

(1) A comprehensive early alert program,
(2) A mentoring program, and
(3) A focused professional development agenda. 
Shop for unique gifts at the Student Holiday Pottery Sale

Looking for a unique holiday gift? Find it at the Student Holiday Pottery Sale, December 6 - 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in César Chávez Plaza.
Items for sale include bowls, vases, hand-built figures and more ... all created by students! Proceeds from each sale benefit the college's ceramics program. 
Foothill College Repertory Dance company presents annual Jingle & Mingle Showcase 
The Foothill College Repertory Dance Company is presenting its annual Jingle & Mingle Dance Showcase on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. in the Dance Studio (Room 2504). Admission is free. Audience members are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy that will then be given to a local child who would otherwise go without this holiday season.

Donate your new and gently-used books to Operation Santa Book Drive

The Faculty, Classified, and Student Senates are partnering with the Operation Santa Book Drive, which benefits Santa Clara County foster children. Please drop off your new (or gently used) unwrapped books in the boxes located in the Bookstore, Administration Building, Chancellor's Office, and Language Arts Division Office. Organizers are especially in need of books for children, ages 8-12. Books will be accepted thru Thursday, December 15.  
UC system extends application deadline to January 3
The University of California (UC) system extended its transfer application deadline to Tuesday, January 43 Please encourage students to apply if they haven't already. More information may be found on the UC website. 
Foothill Medical and Dental Brigade Club raising money for trip to Panama

The Foothill Medical and Dental Brigade Club provides medical and dental care to under-served communities in foreign countries. The club's first trip was to Honduras in 2012 and this year they are hoping to visit Panama. In order to do so, students need to raise $1,500 no later than December 31. To help the club fund their trip, please visit their Go Fund Me page. 
Foothill College Good News Corner!
Congratulations to the Foothill College Women's Volleyball team who made it to the NorCal Regional playoffs for the third time in a row! Unfortunately, the team lost to Fresno City College, but are proud of their continued record of success! 

Photography instructor Ron Herman's short documentary film project with award-wining film director Mary Skinner, entitled "Cuba, Cubano, Cañibano" chronicles Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano's visit to Foothill in 2015, during his first solo exhibition in the Western United States. In the film, Herman and his students, who worked with Cañibano on the streets in Havana, discuss what makes these photographs extraordinary. The film was an official selection in the Other Venice Film Festival (2015) and the Spanish version of the film was recently accepted as an official selection in Havana's Festival of New Latin American Cinema (December, 2016). Ron will be traveling to Cuba to present the film. 

The Foothill College Fusion staff newsletter is published the first Thursday of each month. Have something you would like to share with the Foothill College community? Email Andrea Hanstein, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

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