February 2018
PaRC Updates

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.

VP of Finance Bret Watson presented the new campus lottery funding proposal for second and final approval. The proposal was voted on and approved. 

The college has received the highest form of accreditation reaffirmation: seven years with no out-of-compliance issues.  

Bret presented an overview of the budget reductions. The group discussed the Guiding Principles, which will serve to guide the administrative team as they continue to identify areas for reductions in the coming months. These can be found in the Budget Powerpoint on the PaRC website

There is still an opportunity to give feedback on the budget reductions via the website
March 1: Deadline to Petition for Winter Graduation

Please remind students that the deadline to petition for winter graduation is Thursday, March 1. Students who intend to graduate are responsible for scheduling a required 30-minute petition consultation with a Foothill counselor. Appointments may be scheduled online or via phone.

Indelible India Photo Exhibit at KCI Gallery 

Indelible India showcases images of India's cultural treasures, spiritual wonder and natural beauty. Thirty-two images by Bay Area photographers are on display at the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) Gallery until March 31. Images for this exhibition were made during a two-week trip led by photography professor Ron Herman. The trip included visits to Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur, and the ancient city of Varanasi. More info at indelibleindiablog.wordpress.com.
Spring Registration Begins Feb. 28

Please encourage your students to continue their studies at Foothill this spring quarter. Classes start April 9. 
Cultivating Curiosity: The Art of Engaging Students

Join Wendy Ostroff, Ph.D., for this humanities lecture on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. in Room 5001. Dr. Ostroff is an applied developmental and cognitive psychologist and a professor in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University. She is the author of "Understanding How Young Children Learn: Bringing the Science of Child Development to the Classroom," and has been designing and teaching interdisciplinary courses on child development, learning and education for more than 15 years.
February is Black History Month 

Help us kick off Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 7! Our keynote speaker is the Honorable Elihu M. Harris, who served as mayor of Oakland for two terms. Mr. Harris was a 12-year member of the California State Assembly, during which time he authored the historic 1981 legislation designating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a California state holiday.

The event begins at 12 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Check the calendar for other event details. 
Foothill College Good News Corner! 

Dozens of our student-athletes and staff members have served the community this month by distributing food and clothing to the homeless. The students have decided to make service a focus this year. We applaud their great work! 

This ongoing volunteer work is just one of President Nguyen's #60for60 service learning projects. For the full list, visit our website. Got a project to add? Email Peter Chow

The Foothill College Fusion faculty & staff newsletter is published the first Thursday of each month. Have something you would like to share with the Foothill College community? Email  Vanessa Smith.

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