Campus Weekly


SFCC recognized as higher ed climate change leader

The college is featured in the online publication “Medium” in a story titled, “Let’s Lead on Climate: Higher Education Success Story, Santa Fe Community College.”


News and Announcements

Search for interim president underway

The SFCC Governing Board will lead the search process. Upon closing of the application period, the SFCC Governing Board will review the candidates’ qualifications and select finalists to be interviewed and invited to campus. College campus and community members will have the opportunity to meet the finalists and to provide feedback during public forums, which will be scheduled in September.

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Do you have a technology project for OIT?

Attention All SFCC Departments! Let us know ASAP.

Deadline for requests is September 15.

Contact Erica Keppel, Associate Director of IT Projects, at ext. 1133 or erica.keppel@sfcc.edu with questions or to submit a proposal.

SFCC Leadership Academy accepting applications for Class of 2018

SFCC Leadership Academy graduates complete an eight-month training to enhance communication skills, build community and develop leadership and management skills to better serve our students. Applications are available on JACK for the Leadership, Graduate and Supervisor classes.

DeafTEC workshop a success!

More than 35 SFCC faculty and staff attended a workshop to adapt their teaching and communication styles to foster better learning for deaf and hard of hearing students.

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Student Spotlight

National leadership academy chooses first New Mexican participant

SFCC alum Cindy Nava beat out dozens of other applicants to become the first New Mexican chosen to attend a national public policy leadership academy.

Photo: UNM Newsroom

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PrepSTEP Available at SFCC Library

If you know students preparing for an Accuplacer, entrance, GED or licensing or occupational exam, suggest PrepSTEP.

PrepSTEP is a test-preparation platform that helps prepare students for a huge variety of standardized tests. It includes practices tests that mimic real testing environments, ensuring students feel comfortable on exam day. It also includes tutorials, ebooks and other study materials for English, math and science brush-up, college and personal success skills, Spanish-language study guides, and much more.

Available through the SFCC Library.

Registration for High School Equivalency/GED for Fall

Registration for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is now open through August 17 for the fall 2017 session. New students must complete an orientation packet and attend an orientation session. Classes begin August 21 in Spanish and English. For details, see the press release. For more information, call Adult Education at ext. 1356 or contact Lynne Matthes, ext. 1433.


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ESL Registration Open Now

SFCC’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program offers English classes for seven levels at three locations around Santa Fe including SFCC, El Camino Real Academy and Ortiz Middle School. For all of the details and for the orientation schedule, contact Adult Education, ext. 1356.
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Support SMILES Dental Club

Get your own “Smiles” t-shirt for $20 and support SMILES, the SFCC Dental Student Club. See Karla in Room 456 or Aamna in Room 455. “Smiles – They’re always in fashion and worth everything.” For more information, contact Karla Martinez-Vigil, ext. 1345 or Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

Students from Wayfinding Academy stop at SFCC

The Wayfinding Academy is visiting SFCC from Portland, Oregon on a Learn & Explore trip. Most of the students here on this trip to Santa Fe are in the inaugural cohort of students and just completed their first year of the two year program and are from all over the country (Colorado, Massachusetts, Washington, California, and Texas) and now live in Portland to attend Wayfinding.

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Employee Announcements

Reminder: Course Studio will be Retired on August 20

Canvas software will replace Course Studio this fall for conducting online classes.

Please contact Online Teaching & Learning, ext. 1166 to sign up for a Course Studio to Canvas Workshop.

Amanda Hatherly published in new book

Amanda Hatherly wrote the chapter, “Environmental Contaminants,” for the book titled, “Health and Well-Being for Interior Architecture.” The book was edited by Dak Kopec and was published by Routledge and is intended to be used as a college textbook. Congratulations, Amanda!

Greenhouse construction underway

Update from Henry Mignardot, Executive Director for Plant Operations and Maintenance: We’re excited and motivated; we selected a construction contractor to construct the Hydroponic/Aquaponics Greenhouses.

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¡Palabra!: Gentrification

Gentrification: The process of renewal and reconstruction that accompanies the influx of middle and upper class residents. Gentrification often displaces poorer residents because they can no longer afford to pay rent, eat, and live in gentrified areas. View definition in Spanish.

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Campus Closed, Friday, October 19

Santa Fe Community College will not offer any services or classes on Friday, October 19, while faculty and staff participate in a campus-wide Professional Development Conference. Learn more.