When: 8:00am Check-In
Where: Faculty/Staff Lounge
Presenter: Ian Wallace, PhD
Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone
who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
This training is specifically designed for those who do NOT have mental health backgrounds
but work with a diverse public. The instructor will provide a higher education context
this session (so this is perfect for front-line staff, student services, as well as
faculty). You must attend all 8 hours to obtain the certificate (flex credit also
available). Space is limited to 40 people.
Please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/yal4tm83 RSVP DEADLINE: Friday, March 8, 2019 by noon.
Where: Sculpture Yard Behind 1311
Presenter: Marc Lancet
Description: Come Join In Around the Fire!
This Spring firing of the Rocinante Wood Kiln celebrates our 20th Anniversary of the
Wood-fired Ceramics Program at Solano Community College; a program which has become
Begin your Flex-Cal day on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 9 am and help us start the
fire with a beautiful lighting ceremony which includes elements from ancient Shinto
traditions and contemporary California practices. All are welcome to come be a part
of the ceremony that gets us started. The firing continues as we feed wood into the
kiln every few minutes 24 hours a day until three days later – Friday evening March
30th. The ceremony will run from 9am to 10 am.
You can choose to stay kiln side or return during the three day firing to observe
the students’ progress. Come visit us and see our students working very hard together
to create works of great beauty, learning the values of collaboration and leadership
along the way. We are here in the sculpture/ceramics yard of the 1300 building 24
hours a day Wednesday through Friday.
Bring your class, bring a friend, come and witness this remarkable 1000 year old traditional
ceramic firing technique. Witness this tri-annual reenactment of eleventh century
ceramics techniques. If you would like to bring a class on a quick or extended field
trip and would like my students and I to speak to your class or even involve them
in a quick hands on clay exercise, call and leave a message (530)574-8008 or e-mail
Many classes have visited in the past from Solano and as far away as Oakland’s California
College of Art, BYU of Idaho and Gillingham School from Dorset, England. Make a point
during your busy day or in the evening after your work day, to stroll over and view
this unique firing process and see our students deeply engaged in learning about art
and leadership one stick of wood at a time.
Where: Back Half of Cafeteria
Presenters: Maria X. Isip-Bautista and Jamey Eells-Booth
Description: Interested in creating more LGBTQ+ safe spaces at SCC? Join Jamey EellsBooth, Youth
Services Coordinator for the Solano Pride Center & former SCC student, and Maria Isip-Bautista
of the Social Justice/Sociology programs for an interactive training/workshop on the
diversity of intersectional gender and sexuality-based identities. We'll learn some
history, discuss challenges disproportionately impacting LGBTQ+ communities, and outline
specific strategies for creating more inclusive spaces in the classroom and beyond.
Preregistration is required on EventBrite: https://tinyurl.com/y35nurur
Full Title: Removing Silos, Building Pathways: Integrating Guided Pathways, First Year Experience,
and Guided Self-Placement into the SCC Community
Where: Back Half of Cafeteria
Presenters: Josh Scott, Michael Wyly, Melissa Reeve, Oanh Lam, Danielle Widemann, Isabel Anderson,
Heather Watson-Perez, LaNae Jaimez, & Rebecca LaCount
Description: The Student Equity and Success Council has partnered with the First Year Experience
(FYE) Committee and the Guided Pathways Steering Committee to host a lunch half day
retreat. We will update the campus community on the progress of FYE, Pathways, and
Guided Self Placement, solicit feedback where needed, and, but most importantly, create
opportunities for collaboration and community building, so that all of us (student
services, counseling, discipline faculty, administrators, staff) can create a cohesive,
welcoming experience for our students. Lunch will be provided.
Where: Room 446
Presenter: Lt. Brian Travis
Description: The Campus Sheriff’s Office will offer a presentation on Active Shooter/Killer preparedness
for school campuses. The information presented will be from the ALICE Training Institute.
ALICE (Alert, Lock-down, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate), developed after Columbine,
teaches strategies to survive a life-threatening event. Supported by educators and
law enforcement organizations nationwide, from the White House to state houses around
our country, ALICE is becoming the new standard of care across the nation. Below are
topics that will be presented during this presentation.
- Introduction to A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)
- Past Lock Down Practices
- Current Lock Down Procedures
- 2018 FBI Active Shooter Report
- Current School Violence Trends
- Questions and Comments
Where: Room 504
Presenter: John D. Perez
Description: Canvas training course for faculty who want to make their lives easier.
Where: Room 504
Presenter: Amy Obegi
Description: Come learn how to input your SLO assessments into CurricUNET META. Solano College's
goal is to have ALL course SLOs assessed and in META by the end of Spring 2019 - this
semester! If you haven't already had this training, come see how it is done!