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Achieving the Dream

A large group of us from BC attended the ATD Dream 2013 Conference in Anaheim the week of Feb 4th – see:  http://www.achievingthedream.org/DREAM2013.  We also were joined by folks from Porterville College, Cerro Coso College and the District Office.  See if you recognize the faces in the picture. My biggest takeaway was the predictive analytics …

Today, July 19, 2014 is a good day

I am so very glad to be back at BC.  Life is good. 5:30 a.m. Started off my day reading Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream and thinking that we should probably have Civic Literacy as one of our Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs). The author, Suzanne Mettler asks …

Eloquent and graceful speakers at a recent meeting

The Kern Community College District Board of Trustees met at Bakersfield College on April 10, and our BC family, faculty, staff, administration, and students attended in numbers to provide insight and information to our leaders. The two important topics that the audience addressed were: (1) Community Colleges offering a baccalaureate degree and (2) the proposal …

BC Learning in Community with Abe Ali and Matthew Morgan. Oct 21, 2013

The last administrative council meeting was dedicated to a work session on hiring practices, the new laws and regulations as well as addressing issues of diversity in the context of hiring.  The hiring process is one of the most important tasks we engage in.  Bakersfield College in the next 5-10-20 yrs will be determined by …

Student Success and ATD: Post #4

Achieving the Dream (ATD) post #4 From Vicki Coffee: Looking through the lenses of Achieving the Dream. I was watching the Tour De France race and to the average eye, it looked as if all things were equal.  Every athlete had access to the race, a bicycle, and an opportunity to be successful.  The rider’s …

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