San Diego Continuing Education is part of the San Diego Community College District and they are focused on student equity. SDCE is hosting their second FELI workshop of the year for faculty, staff and administrators. Their plans to incorporate the ACE curriculum in order to meet their goals with student success and retention are now underway. This event is currently closed to the public due to high demand, but SDCE employees may contact Tura Hayes for more information.
San Diego Continuing Education is part of the San Diego Community College District and they are focused on student equity. SDCE is hosting two FELI workshops this year with plans to incorporate the ACE curriculum to help them meet their goals with student success and retention. This event is closed to the public but SDCE faculty and staff may contact Tura Hayes for event information.
Grossmont College is focused on student retention and success. They are hosting this FELI in an effort to find the best practices to achieve their goals. This event is closed to the public due to high demand. Grossmont employees may contact Cindi Harris with registration inquiries.
California State University East Bay will be hosting this FELI to support faculty involved in their STEP program which is focused on retention and degree attainment for low income students. The college is planning to enhance this program with ACE courses. Registration is limited to 25 participants. Open to CSUEB faculty and a limited number of colleagues from other colleges and community organizations.
Berkeley City College (BCC) began their ACE program in the fall of 2009. Since that time BCC has more than doubled their program, developing numerous course innovations. They with plans for increased expansion over the next two years, through the leadership of ACE Master Mentor III and ACE coordinator Chris Lebo-Planas. BCC is offering a limited number of seats to outside college colleagues.
“This has been a powerful experience and transformative. My teaching style will improve because of this experience.
— 2013 BCC FELI Graduate
Leading this FELI
BCC Instructors and ACE FELI Master Mentors III's Chris Lebo-Planas and Shannon Penn will be co-leading this institute. Learn more about them.
Dates and Times
Monday, June 6th thru Friday, June 10th from 8:30AM to 5PM daily. All participants need to attend each day in full.
- A college may purchase individual tickets to send participants to the Berkeley City College FELI for $360 per day per seat ($1800 total per person).
- An early bird rate of $1530/person is available for participants who register and pay by May 2, 2016.
- A group rate of $1495/person is available for groups of five or more participants from a single college, who register and pay by May 9, 2016.
We recommend that a group of faculty and administrators attend a FELI together to obtain the maximum benefit for your school.
- Breakfast, lunch, snacks and electronic access to the FELI Graduate Guidebook Resource Files are included in in the price.
- Each FELI section is capped at 25 participants.
- Lodging, evening meals and transportation costs are not included.
“The concept of inside-out learning was a major shift in my idea of what a teacher does. Now, I see the student-teacher relationship as collaborative.
— 2014 BCC FELI Graduate
Substitution and Cancellation Policy
Any participant who does not attend the Berkeley City College FELI June 6-10th, 2016 is responsible for the registration fee if their registration is not cancelled by Monday, May 30, 2016. A 20% cancellation fee will apply.
(ACE may consider the substitution of an alternate person for a paid participant on a case-by-case basis.)
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 30, 2016.
Community College League of California 2015 Annual Convention
Session Description: Evidence suggests that closing the student equity gap will require addressing non-cognitive skills such as grit and persistence. However, without measuring the effects of affective interventions we cannot determine effective practices. This session will focus on academic and non-cognitive evidence of effective practices, and models of best practices from across the country.
Diego Navarro, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and Faculty on Sabbatical, Cabrillo College
Jonathan Brennan, PhD, EdD English Faculty, Mission College & Chair, On Course National Conference.
Strengthening Student Success Conference
Strand: Capitalizing on Affective Strengths
room: Junior ballroom 1-2
Interest in non-cognitive skill building in higher education is growing. but what academic impact is this attention having on students, especially those who are underprepared for college? is there a lasting and long-term effect on student success by changing the trajectory of student’s non-cognitive skills? is there
a causal link? in this workshop we will explore these questions, focusing on research being conducted at multiple colleges assessing the predictive power of non-cognitive measures coupled with other measures, such as students’ high school transcripts and working styles. we will also discuss the incorporation of non- cognitive factors in the state-level discussions around multiple measures.
Stephen Blohm, Natalia Cordoba-Velasquez, Diego Navarro, and Terrence Willett, Cabrillo College; Craig Hayward, Irvine Valley College
The Impact of a Social Justice Pedagogy: Accelerating Basic Skills Students in Both English and Math in One Semester
Strengthening Student Success Conference
Strand: civic engagement and Social Justice
room: occ 204
For students who have experienced trauma in their lives, whether in an educational or familial setting, social justice pedagogy (SJP) can increase their chances of academic success. a model of education utilized in the academy for college excellence (ace), SJP incorporates social justice survey research with accelerated academics to bring basic skills students to college-level success in one semester. in this interactive breakout, participants will learn about SJP and how to apply it in their classrooms. in ace, students come to recognize their life experiences as part of a larger historical context and begin to understand how issues in their lives are often the result of systemic injustices. in order to change the status quo, students become motivated to make a difference through the acquisition and creation of knowledge.
Diego Navarro and Sadie Reynolds, Cabrillo College; Tue Rust, Los Medanos College
This will be the twelth FELI hosted on the campus of Cabrillo College in Aptos California. The ACE program began at Cabrillo, with the first ACE student cohort of students in the Fall of 2003 on the Watsonville campus. In the Winter FELI 2014 that relationship continued as employees from the city of Watsonville attended and contributed a rich community-based organization's perspective. Since that institute the Monterey winter and summer FELIs have become known for their diverse mix of different colleges colleagues and community members.
Berkeley City College (BCC) began their ACE program in the fall of 2009. Since that time BCC have more than doubled their program, developing numerous course innovations. They with plans for increased expansion over the next two years, through the leadership of ACE Master Mentor III and ACE coordinator Chris Lebo-Planas. BCC is offering a limited number of seats to outside college colleagues.
Arkansas State University Newport (ASUN), in collaboration with Ozarka College, will be holding this FELI to train faculty in preparation for launching their student cohorts in the Fall 2015 term on their respective campuses. Ozarka College will be pioneering a new Foundations of Leadership course model while ASUN has already made innovations in a new learning community model this Spring, which will be enhanced by ACE courses this Fall. Registration is open to ASUN & Ozarka faculty and staff and a limited number of colleagues from other colleges and universities.
In July 2014 Kapi`olani Community College hosted a massive FELI, attended by six of the seven community colleges in Hawaii. KCC is the first to secure funding for an ACE adoption in the fall of 2015 through an innovative model that has already been shown to be very effective with native Hawaiian students. This FELI is free to KCC instructors and due to demand does not have external seats available at this time.