September 15, 2019

A Day at the Farm!

I thoroughly enjoyed A Day at the Farm Saturday, and I wasn’t alone. Turnout was strong, with faculty, staff, and community members all participating in the festivities.  We even had Shively neighborhood children inspired by the event set up a successful pop-up lemonade stand. Farm Manager Silas Sarvinski led tours of the farm with its bright flowers and luscious crops. I want to thank the many volunteers and give a special thanks to Silas, Morgan Solem, Megan Laney, and Kerry Mayer their hard work to make the day a great success.

Drop-in Writing Lab

Free, drop-in writing assistance is now available for any student in any class. Faculty from multiple disciplines (English, Arts, Humanities, Social Science, and STEM) are providing assistance. Students can view drop-in hours and the discipline of the faculty assisting the hours at the link below. This schedule includes assistance to students throughout the District and for online students via Canvas/Zoom.

https://www.redwoods.edu/asc/Academic-Support-Center-Home/Tutoring-Services

AB 705 Workshop

Levi Gill and Nicole BryantLescher brought CR to the forefront this week. CR was one of two colleges that took part in a state-wide webinar hosted by the Chancellor’s Office in partnership with the RP Group and Educational Results Partnership. In the webinar AB 705 in Action! Experiences of Early Implementers, Levi and Nicole educated other colleges about CR’s early changes to curriculum, support structures, and professional development prior to full AB 705 implementation. It’s great to see CR recognized as a leader in the state.

New Degrees Approved for Development

President Flamer accepted the Program Viability Committee’s recommendation to develop three new degrees. These are the first degrees to move through the College’s shared governance AP 4020 Program, Curriculum and Course Development.

  • Associate Degrees for Transfer
    • Environmental Science
    • Social Justice
  • Associate of Science
    • Social Work and Human Services

I am grateful to the faculty who championed these proposals and for making these programs a possibility for current and potential students.

Fast Fact

Active programs at CR

  • Associate of Arts & Science (AA/AS): 31
  • Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT): 17
  • Certificates of Achievement (CA): 25
  • Noncredit Certificates of Competency (CC): 7

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