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Faculty Professional Development

Equity is at the center of our teaching practices.

SBCC is highly invested in pedagogical innovation and faculty professional development. Through the support of Title V HSI funding, we have been able to develop, and support, comprehensive training programs for our faculty.

Faculty professional development, under Student-Ready, addresses the unique challenges flex students experience. Faculty are trained in culturally responsive, and sustaining, practices utilizing a cultural wealth framework* to serve the needs of flex and post-traditional students. To be Student-Ready, we commit to being student-centered.

Faculty utilize best practices in working with marginalized student populations to create a culture of flexible student belonging at SBCC. Faculty participate in extensive professional development that includes workshops on cultural relevance and wealth, on-campus institutes, and travel to nationally-recognized conferences. Additionally, the implementation of Faculty Inquiry Groups (FIGs) provide support for faculty to redesign course content for cultural and career relevance.

*Cultural wealth-Recognizing and leveraging students' cultural and personal strength. This framework is based on the work of Dr. Tara Yosso.

Racial Equity Impact Assessment Project (REIAP)

Through collaborative work, this project brings academic department teams together to design equity-informed practices, policies, and learning outcomes, and develop actionable plans to implement culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy. The REIAP will utilize data and research to guide departmental conversations and decisions leading to change that will support the educational success of our disproportionately impacted students and dismantle the systemic and institutional inequities that have historically existed in institutions of higher education. Bridging research and praxis, this project calls faculty to reassess and redesign processes to ensure that equity and inclusion is woven into all aspects of their work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire an understanding of how to use data to inform department and course redesign that leads to more equitable student outcomes.
  • Establish department goals, timelines, and action items for implementing change.
  • Develop equity and anti-racist centered approaches to program review.
  • Develop decolonized and culturally responsive curriculum.
  • Complete assessment and intentional redesign of departmental policies, practices, and curriculum with an equity and anti-racist centered lens.

2021-2022 Faculty Participants

Name Your department
Lydia Aguirre-Fuentes Academic Counseling Center
Sara Hartley Academic Counseling Center
Vanessa Olguin Academic Counseling Center
Edualdo Pena-Rico Academic Counseling Center
Sergio Perez Academic Counseling Center
Andrew Gil Academic Counseling Center
Antonia Atilano Academic Counseling Center
Wendy Peters Academic Counseling Center
Cosima Celmayster Academic Counseling Center
Ana Garcia Academic Counseling Center
Elias Villanueva Academic Counseling Center
Ruben Gil Academic Counseling Center
Camila Acosta Academic Counseling Center
Jennifer Maupin Biological Sciences
Michelle Paddack Biological Sciences
Erin Calkins Biological Sciences
Eric Bullock Chemistry
Juan Carrera Espinoza Chemistry
Sean Kelly Earth and Planetary Sciences
Geordie Armstrong Earth and Planetary Sciences
Bill Dinklage Earth and Planetary Sciences
Alex Wrobel Earth and Planetary Sciences
Kristen Sneddon Earth and Planetary Sciences
Stephanie Mendes Earth and Planetary Sciences
Jared Goldberg Earth and Planetary Sciences
Shawna Sweeney HIT/CIM
Lynette Williamson HIT/CIM
Shirley Jordan Seay HIT/CIM
Darleen Principe Journalism
Joshua Molina Journalism
Camerin Poulson Library
Sally Chuah Library
Ellen Carey Library
Corrie Bott Library
Laurel Johnston Psychology 
Gina Bell Psychology 
George Ayoub Psychology 
Danya Wahlberg School of Modern Languages
Frangina Spandau School of Modern Languages
Margarita Martin del Campo School of Modern Languages
Laura Gardinali School of Modern Languages
Francisco Rodriguez School of Modern Languages
Juan Casillas School of Modern Languages
Lacey Peters Student Health and Wellness
Alyson Bostwick Student Health and Wellness

 

2020-2021 Faculty Participants

First Name
Department
Cornelia Alsheimer-Barthel
Accounting
Benjamin Reyes
Accounting
Arjun Sarkar
Automotive
Russell Granger
Automotive
Brittanye Muschamp
Automotive
Janice Lawson
Chemistry
Jess Estrada
Chemistry
Raeanne Napoleon
Chemistry
Karen Osgood
Communication
Kana Petrosian
Communication
Carrie Hutchinson
Communication
Sarah Hock
Communication
Rebekah Rodriguez
Communication
Jill Scala
Communication
Esther Clark
English
Debilyn Kinzler
English
Wendy Lukomski
English
Adam MacDougall
English
Abigail Pasley
English
Jennifer Baxton
English
Bonny Bryan
English
Joshua Escobar
English
Jason File
English
Christopher Johnston
English
Melissa Menendez
English
Margaret Prothero
English
Eileen Vlcek-Scramahorn
English
Aleah Kiley
Film & Media Studies
Nico Maestu
Film & Media Studies
Brynn Anderson
History
Alethea Tyner
History
Justina Buller
History
Craig Cook
Honors/Am. Ethnic Studies
Donte Newman
Honors/Communication
Melanie Eckford-Prossor
Honors/English
Kim Monda
Honors/English
Michael Albright
Honors/Film & Media Studies
Danielle Swiontek
Honors/History
Marc Bobro
Honors/Philosophy
Christopher Kramer
Honors/Philosophy
Laurel Johnston
Honors/Psychology
Stanley Bursten
Honors/Psychology
Susan Houlihan-Davis
PE
Bonnie Lewis
PE
Lynnae Onishi
PE
Donald Willis
PE
Sandrine Rocher-Krul
PE
Craig Moropoulous 
PE
Kathy O'Connor
PE
Ellen O'Connor
PE
 
Crossroads Anti-racism Training

We recognize that traditional models of diversity training often do not get to the heart of the structural basis of racism.  In order to make the cultural shifts necessary to address the long history of structural racism in our society and in our educational systems, we must ask our colleagues to dig deep and do the hard work of facing our personal and institutional inequities. 

Workshop Description: Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism

Participants will build a common definition of racism and explore the historic development of institutional racism in the US. They will examine ongoing realities of racism including the identity-shaping power racism has on People of Color and White people; explore racism’s individual, institutional and cultural manifestations; and consider the link between racism and other forms of oppression. A strategic methodology to dismantle racism will be introduced, focusing specifically on applying principles of organizing and social/cultural change.

To learn more about other SBCC faculty development programs, please visit the Faculty Resource Center