Online tutoring available for Canvas courses
All courses that have a Canvas component now have access to this online tutoring service.
Here are the steps to access Brainfuse:
- Go to the links on the left side of the home page of the Canvas course.
- Brainfuse online tutoring is listed at the bottom.
- Click on this link.
- On the top will show “Welcome to Brainfuse Online Tutoring.”
- Click on the blue button to “Launch Brainfuse.”
Also helpful is a 6:49 minute video giving an overview of Brainfuse and how to navigate through this online tutoring service.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Robert Gutierrez, Interim Director of the SFCC Tutoring Center, at email@example.com.
LANL Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship (Deadline April 19)
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is now accepting applications for its Spring 2020 Career Pathways Scholarship.
Career Pathways scholarships provide $1,500 awards for two-year degrees, certifications and trades. Current high school seniors and anyone who has earned a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HSE) may apply for these funds. Those currently enrolled in a GED/High School Equivalency program and are near completion are eligible to apply through this application, as well.
Career Pathways scholarships are offered twice yearly. Recipients will be announced in late May, with funds available for summer or fall enrollment. These scholarships may be renewed for a second year without the need to reapply, as long as certain criteria are met.
Applicants must be permanent residents of LANL Foundation’s northern New Mexico service area comprising Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe or Taos counties. Funding may be applied to any accredited post-secondary educational institution in- or out-of-state.
Applications are currently being accepted. Visit LANL Foundation Scholarships.
The deadline to submit Career Pathways applications is April 19, 2020.
If you have questions or need assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for completed petitions to graduate extended to May 15
Ready to graduate this spring?
The deadline to get completed Petition to Graduate for Spring 2020 has been extended to May 15.
Petitions should be sent to email@example.com.
New book chapter by sj Miller, Ph.D.
sj Miller, Ph.D., has a new book chapter, Gender Identity is trans-sectional turn: Expanding the theory of trans*ness into literacy practice published in the book by Cris Mayo and Mollie Blackburn (Eds.),Queer, Trans, and Intersectional Theory in Educational Practice: Student, Teacher, and Community Experiences (pp. 35-49) by Routledge Press.
The piece focuses on middle and high school students and examines how, when youth resist exclusionary practices that seek to reinforce gender identity normativity, they participate in forms of resistance that create and inspire forms of new knowledges to develop. These changes carry tremendous potential for future gender identities to be recognized. Their resistance can reposition educators to make a trans-sectional turn, a shift in educational contexts that generates new actions. Miller states, “In my analysis, I show how trans-sectional theories are better able to engage complexities of gender identity, queerness, and race and push the hidden stabilities in other theories that address these issues.”
Read more about the book on the Amazon website: Queer, Trans, and Intersectional Theory in Educational Practice: Student, Teacher, and Community Experiences
Janelle Johnson at the ACCA conference
Janelle C. Johnson, MA, LPCC, Senior Counselor just returned from the national American College Counseling Association Conference in Washington D.C.
Along with her colleague Sandra Davis from Jefferson College in St. Louis Johnson presented the Community College Roundtable on how colleges are providing services to meet the non-academic needs students by creating Student Resource and Advocacy programs on campus.
Johnson is completing a three-year term serving on the ACCA executive council in the presidential role.
Photo: SFCC’s Janelle Johnson and Sandra Davis from Jefferson College
Faculty/Staff Nominations for Student Commencement Speaker
Consider the students whom you have worked with and alongside of for the distinguished honor of being the Spring SFCC Commencement Ceremony speaker.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 27. Please submit your nominations to Associate Vice President for Student Success – Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.
The criteria is:
• Graduating, eligible to walk in May, 2020.
• Overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
• Significant contributions to the SFCC community
• Outstanding record of achievement in academics and/or leadership and service
• Permission from student to be nominated
Spring 2020 SFCC Student Commencement Speaker Nomination Form
Submit your OIT Project for consideration
Once a year, the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) issues a call for project proposals to the campus. All proposals submitted go through the TAC project evaluation process, which is the framework we use to select the projects that best support SFCC’s Strategic Plan and current priorities, as well as provide the greatest value to the campus.
The project must cost more than $5,000 and/or take more than 40 hours to implement.
Please ensure you have spoken to and received approval from an Executive Team Member prior to submission. Executive Team Members: Rebecca Rowley, Todd Lovato, Yash Morimoto, Nick Telles, Cori Bergen, Henry Mignardot, Margaret Peters, Deborah Boldt and Meghan Mcgarrity.
Submit a project request to OIT.
For questions or support, please contact Erica Keppel (firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 428-1133)
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