Campus Weekly



News and Announcements

President's Update

College President Randy Grissom sent out a campus message Friday. Please be sure to read this important update regarding a health insurance cost analysis and information sessions scheduled for Monday, July 17.

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Governing Board Approves Polices

See all of the policies established or revised and approved by the SFCC Governing Board during the spring semester.

All approved policies can be found online at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about college policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Laura Mulry, ext. 1776.

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Paramedic Applications Open Now

The Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications through August 4 for the year-long certificate program that starts October 16.

For more information on the Emergency Medical Services Institute or to download a copy of the application, go to sfcc.edu or contact director Sahaj Khalsa, ext. 1820.

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Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week

Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina host Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through August 4.

Registration is underway. The $1,600 fee includes training and materials including a spirulina starter culture kit, and breakfasts and lunches. For a tentative agenda and to register visit apogeespirulina.com.

Limited scholarships are available for SFCC students and instructors.

Letters of interest for the scholarships must be submitted before July 6. Email letters and questions to biofuels@sfcc.edu.

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Banner Class for Faculty and Staff

This 3-week class focuses on various aspects of Banner and is taught by Norbert Utz from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, July 6, 13 and 20 in room 611E. Maximum class size is 15 people, so sign up now. To register contact Jeff Hood, Professional Development Specialist, ext. 1843.

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Sign Up for Renewal and Wholeness Retreat

Give yourself the gift of slowing down and looking within in pursuit of what brings life into our lives and work. In this two-weekend retreat, you are invited to explore issues of vocation, identity and integrity through self-reflection, soulful poetry, deep listening, respectful inquiry, silent walks outdoors and more. Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 28 and 29 and August 4 and 5. Open to all SFCC staff and faculty and facilitated by Jeff Hood. Preregistration necessary, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843. Funded by the SFCC Foundation.

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.

Student Spotlight

Veterans Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to July 21

The scholarship application for City of Santa Fe/SFCC Foundation Veterans Scholarship is available. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, July 21.


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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.

Employee Announcements

DeafTEC Workshop

A workshop to provide strategies to improve access to learning for deaf and hard of hearing students in a mainstreamed classroom will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 in the Jemez Rooms. There will be panel discussions by deaf and hard of hearing students and faculty/interpreters.

Facilitated by DeafTEC staff from Austin Community College and funded through SFCC’s Perkins Grant and SFCC Foundation. Working lunch provided. A $125 stipend available to adjunct and full time faculty. For more information and to register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.


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Course Studio to Canvas Workshop Offerings

Beginning this fall semester, Course Studio in JACK will no longer be available. Online Classes will be conducted through Canvas. If you have never used Canvas, please join us for a Course Studio to Canvas Workshop this summer. All workshops will be in room 416. See the schedule.


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Grantsmanship Spot Available

The Grantsmanship Training Program is offering one free space for an SFCC employee in their five-day training July 31 through August 4 here on campus. For more information, contact Kris Swedin, ext. 1253.

OIT Technology Project Requests are Back!

Submit a proposal for your technology project request between June 1 and September 15.

Not sure if your request is a project? Need to talk with someone about your project ideas? Contact Erica Keppel, Associate Director of IT Projects, at ext. 1133 or erica.keppel@sfcc.edu with questions or to submit a proposal.

¡Palabra!: Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences. View definition in Spanish.

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Irrigation Repair

Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.