Felix Voltsinger gives artist talk at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Visual Arts Gallery
Faculty member Felix Voltsinger will give a Gallery Talk about his work and his approach to painting at 12:30 p.m. on Friday March 31, in the Visual Arts Gallery.
The art exhibition, “Land, Space and Color – An Exhibit of Paintings by Felix Voltsinger,” opened with a reception on March 16 and runs through Thursday, April 19 in the gallery. The exhibition features the artwork of Russian-born artist and School of Arts and Design faculty member Felix Voltsinger.
Dean Jim Wysong shared these images from the opening and said, “Despite the weather, it was well attended, and many of Felix‘s former students turned out to honor him as he is transitioning into retirement after this term.”
Voltsinger, an accomplished plein-air artist, has taught painting and drawing to SFCC students every semester since 2008. He plans to retire from teaching at the end of this semester after a long and successful career.
Laura Rosenfeld, Program Head for drawing, painting and foundations at SFCC states, “This exhibition celebrates a valued faculty member and an approach to painting that demands great skill as well as a determined spirit in order to feel as well as see and interpret the land.”
This exhibition of paintings and detailed drawings is the result of many years painting in a traditional plein-air mode. Voltsinger loves nature and delights in taking extended camping trips to work in remote locations. While he often creates pieces in one session, he also returns to the same place at the same time of day to continue to develop a piece. He uses his sketches, memory, and imagination to create larger works in the studio, eschewing the use of photographic reference. Whether at the easel, by the campfire, or sitting on the riverbank with a cup of tea, he constantly strives to be a better observer, opening himself to the richness and complexity of nature and deepening his understanding of the world around him.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in the Soviet era, he demonstrated artistic talents early in life and was directed to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg from age 12 to his completion of a master’s degree in his twenties. Of Jewish ancestry, Voltsinger emigrated to New York City in the early 1980s. In New York he worked as a freelance illustrator and art conservator, relying on the traditional training provided by the classically-based Soviet academy system.
His love of painting and landscape brought him to the Western United States and Colorado where he lived in a small mountain cabin off the grid 9,000 feet above Salida, Colorado for more than a decade. During this time, he supported himself solely through the sales of his paintings.
As he approaches age 70, Voltsinger said, “I plan to live off the grid again at 8,000 feet, as a painter and spiritually-questing hermit, near the Continental Divide many miles west of Socorro with a tremendous view of the curvature of the earth.”
Arts and Design Dean James (Jim) Wysong, Ed.D., states, “We have been very fortunate to have Felix on our faculty. His passion, for both painting and teaching, has made him very popular with our students. While we will miss him dearly, we wish him all the best in his new endeavors.”
The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the exhibition or the gallery, contact Art of Campus Director Linda Cassel via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-428-1501.
News and Announcements
- SFCC to host sessions for Monothon Santa Fe; April 1-April 8
- Attend Career & Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25
- Fine woodworking participated in Santa Fe Home Show
- SFCC signs agreement with NMHU that streamlines transfer for SFCC business and accounting grads
- NMHED Updates on Required COVID-19 Reporting
- Bookstore will be closed Friday, March 31
- Dental Assistant Recognition Week 2023 video
- Schedule Swedish-Therapeutic Massage appointments now
- Stop by The Exchange for free clothing and children’s items
- March is Women’s History Month
- SFCC Wastewater Treatment Plant closure & decommissioning work begins March 6
- Museum STEP Passes
- New spring semester hours for East Wing Eatery
- Café con las comadres every second Wednesday
- Make Tax-Aide appointments now
- Masks strongly encouraged when indoors on campus
SFCC will host sessions for Monothon Santa Fe, April 1-April 8
SFCC’s printmaking program will host sessions for Monothon Santa Fe’s Print Week from April 1-8. Read more about Monothon Santa Fe. It is a prestigious honor for the college and will expose more artists to the program at SFCC.
This event is by reservation and pre-payment. For more information about SFCC’s schedule or role, contact Director of Center for Book Art and Printmaking Patricia Pearce at email@example.com or at 505-428-1504.
Attend Spring Career & Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25
Save the date for the upcoming Spring Career & Transfer Fair on Tuesday, April 25 in the main hallway and the Campus Center. The Career Fair is open to all.
Meet about 40 employers including educational institutions, health care providers such as CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, federal agencies such as the FBI and many nonprofit organizations. Plan to bring multiple copies of your résumé.
Also, meet representatives of four-year colleges and universities about transfer opportunities. Call 505-428-1406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Are you interested in exploring career possibilities? Visit SFCC’s Career Services web page.
Fine Woodworking program participated in Home Show at Convention Center
Thank you to Dean James (Jim) Wysong, Ph.D., for sharing these images of SFCC’s Fine Working program’s booth/display at the Santa Fe Home show on the weekend of March 11-12 at the Convention Center.
The Fine Woodworking program features:
- Well equipped studios with modern machinery and hand tools comparable with those used in a small woodworking business.
- Small class size assures individual attention.
- Courses taught by accomplished woodworking professionals, Monday through Saturday, morning, afternoon, and evening.
Students can pursue a certificate and/or an associate degree.
SFCC’s fine woodworking students become prepared for self-employment, for positions in the craft industry, or for continued study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.
Read more about the program. For more information, contact program head Douglas Jones at email@example.com or call 505-428-1741.
SFCC signs agreement with NMHU to streamline transfer for SFCC business and accounting grads
SFCC and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) have signed an articulation agreement so SFCC students who complete either an Associate in Arts in Accounting or Business Administration can easily transfer to NMHU to pursue either a Bachelor of Business Administration or a Bachelor of Sciences in General Business.
Barry Hubbard, Ph.D., SFCC Dean of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability & the School of Business, Professional Studies and Education said, “This articulation agreement further strengthens a long-standing relationship with NM Highlands University. By following these improved pathways, SFCC students will be able to transfer smoothly into one of NMHU’s Bachelor of Business Administration concentrations or their Bachelor of Sciences in General Business.”
Veena Parboteeah, Ph.D., NMHU Dean, School of Business, Media, and Technology said, “We are excited to strengthen our partnership through the articulation agreement, which will ensure a smooth transition for students transferring from SFCC to Highlands. By following this pathway, students will also be prepared to succeed in the programs offered by the Department of Business Administration at NMHU. With our presence at the Higher Education Center (HEC) in Santa Fe, students can get help, thanks to Mr. Robert Anaya and his team. We also plan advising sessions at the center to engage with students in Santa Fe and surrounding areas.”
The articulation agreement specifies what classes will be accepted to satisfy prerequisites. SFCC business and accounting students are strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor to ensure that they are taking the relevant course work to attain their goals.
SFCC’s Accounting and Business programs offer classes online, so it’s convenient for people who are working to study for a degree at a time that’s most convenient for them.
To learn more about SFCC’s Business and Accounting programs, call 505-428-1308. Also, visit the Accounting program page: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/accounting/ and Business program page: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/business-administration/. New students can apply and register by calling 505-428-1270.
NMHED Updates on Required COVID-19 Reporting
In a March 10 email, Vice President for Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Yash Morimoto shared the following update regarding the college COVID reporting policies and best practices:
SFCC continues to monitor and follow guidance from public health officials and state and local government on mitigating and addressing exposure to COVID-19. The State of New Mexico and New Mexico Higher Education Department recently announced they will no longer require the reporting of COVID-19 cases amongst student, staff, and faculty who are on campus via the Rapid Response Submission Portal.
Our college continues to take the transmission and threat of infectious diseases seriously and we remain committed to keeping our community as safe as possible. Please note the following:
- The college no longer requires reporting of COVID-19 positive cases to SFCC’s Contact Tracing Team.
- However, it is very important we continue keep each other safe and follow health and safety best practices. The college continues to follow guidelines from the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator, which details the following:
- You should isolate from others when you have COVID-19.
- You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.
- Ending isolation is detailed on the CDC’s Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 webpage – “Ending Isolation”.
- Positive or suspected positive individuals should coordinate closely with supervisors to make appropriate accommodations, as well as reporting for absences using regular sick leave.
- If you are out of sick leave and contracted COVID-19, please contact the Office for Human Resources to determine if other options are available to you.
- The college custodial staff continues its rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols, which includes a campus-wide daily schedule, with emphasis on bathrooms, and higher traffic and enclosed spaces.
- Additionally, Facilities and Operations staff have made significant improvements to college ventilation and filtration systems and those systems are up and running.
The College will continue to follow best practices, community levels, and infectious disease developments.
Bookstore will be closed
Friday, March 31
The Barnes and Noble Campus store will be closed all day on March 31, 2023 to conduct an annual inventory . Thank you!
Dental Assistant Recognition Week 2023 video
March 5-11 was Dental Assistant Recognition week. Enjoy this video, shared by Dr. Aamna Nayyar:
Schedule Swedish-Therapeutic Massage appointments now
SFCC’s Massage Therapy program offers Swedish-Therapeutic student massage appointments. Appointments are available March 13 through May 13. Appointments can be made by visiting https://sfcc.timetap.com/.
All appointments will be in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Masks are required and will be provided for everyone participating in the Student Massage Clinic.
Massage Therapy Program Lead Julianna Santillanes said, “We’re excited to offer our student Massage Therapy Clinic to the community for the third year. We have 12 students, so please check individual student schedules for availability. Hope to see you there!”
Here are the details about this semester’s clinics:
- $25 per 60-minute Swedish-Therapeutic student massage
- March 13 through May 13
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
- 1:15, 3:00 and 4:45 p.m. appointments
To learn more about SFCC’s Massage Therapy Program visit https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/massage-therapy/ or contact Massage Therapy Program Lead Julianna Santillanes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1293.
Stop by The Exchange for free clothing and children’s items
Check out this Facebook video tour of “The Exchange,” SFCC’s new, free clothing closet, located next to the Campus Cupboard. Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas leads the tour (with an assist from students Katia, Liam, Gabe, and Jessica) of the new family-friendly space. Kids are welcome to enjoy a small play area while you “shop” for free clothing. (There are clothing items for children from 0 to 4 years of age, as well as casual and professional clothing for adults and teens.) Students and employees, come by! Lower-level rooms 305 & 304A.
Tuesday and Thusdays: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Would you like to donate items to The Exchange?
The Exchange is accepting donations during the hours mentioned above. Bring donations either to Room 304 or 305a. You can also drop them off in Room LL311. The Exchange is not accepting any more children’s clothes at this time. They are accepting children’s books and gently used toys. The Exchange is particularly seeking men’s and women’s professional clothing.
The Exchange and Baby Cupboard are expanded services of Campus Cupboard Food Pantry Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation. For information call: 505-428-1775 or email: email@example.com.
March is Women’s History Month
In March, the nation celebrates Women’s History Month. You can find a variety of teaching materials as well as links to online events at Women’s History Month (womenshistorymonth.gov) You can read how March became designated as Women’s History Month in the U.S. at the website of the National Women’s History Alliance. The National Women’s History Alliance, which spearheaded the movement for March being declared National Women’s History Month, has announced the women’s history theme for 2023, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. The 2023 international theme is Embrace Equity and you can read more at https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
View some great Women’s history segments produced for the PBS Hour. For a state-focused story, read “Writing ourselves back into the story,” from the March issue of El Palacio Magazine. The story contains background on the state roadside historical markers that highlight women.
SFCC Wastewater Treatment Plant closure & decommissioning work begins March 6
SFCC is in its final phase to permanently close our Wastewater treatment plant and transfer our waste to Ranchland Utility regional facility. This will benefit SFCC in several ways, including reuse of treated water for irrigation purposes used in the local community, no additional capitol funding resources needed to support 36+ old infrastructure that has extended beyond its useful life, and future opportunities to repurpose land in accordance with SFCC 2021 Master Plan.
There will be construction activities extending through May 2023. Please note there will be no impact to services during this project. For more information contact Andrea Mueller, Facilities & Operations Assistant Director & Campus Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-930-9781.
Museum STEP Passes available at Library
With the STEP Pass, you and up to 5 people can use the card for free admission to:
- Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
- Santa Fe Children’s Museum
- IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art
- Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Passes check out for two weeks at a time.
For more information contact: email@example.com.
New spring semester hours for East Wing Eatery
Café con las Comadres every second Wednesday
SFCC presents Café Con Las Comadres, hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, every second Wednesday of the month. Join us for our next gathering on April 12 in the West Wing Upper-Level Student Affairs comfort area (next to the I-Room), from 8:30 a.m – 9:30 a.m. This is a gender-inclusive community of friends who gather to empower the lives of one another through advocacy, navigation, support, and resources. This is a safe shared space.
RSVPs are welcomed but not necessary – please contact Loretta at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-428-1919. Sponsored by Student Activities and hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.
Make appointments now for free Tax-Aide assistance at the main campus
SFCC and AARP Foundation will once again offer free tax services. This year services will be in-person at the main campus from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays from January 30 through April 18. You must schedule an appointment in advance — preferably online. If someone has no computer access, they can call 505-428-1780. Leave a clear voicemail with your name and phone number. Volunteers will return calls when possible.
Please Note: To protect Tax-Aide volunteers and the taxpayers they serve, taxpayers are required to wear masks during their appointment. Volunteers will be wearing masks.
Intake and other forms may be picked up at the site during tax preparation hours or you may download these forms from the SFCC website. Please arrive 15-30 minutes early for your appointment.
Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/taxaide-aarp-tax/ for details about what to bring and to make your appointment.
Tax-Aide will follow SFCC Tax-Aide closures, holidays (closed for Spring Break) and delays. Read the full press release here.
Mask wearing strongly encouraged when indoors on campus
Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, SFCC is sharing this message at its entrances:
We strongly encourage face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.
Let Campus Weekly share your news!
Let us know about your accomplishments and other news that you’d like to share. Please remember that the deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday to get an item in the next week’s issue. Submit here.
Student Weekly Connection March 13, 2023
Get the latest news from Student Success!
NMHU Transfer information
Tuesdays 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
A representative from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) will be on campus to discuss options for continuing your educational journey to earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree. The representative can provide information on admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid and more to prospective students. The NMHU representative will be available from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through May 9 in the main hallway outside the Welcome and Advising Center. For more information, contact Mary E. Angell at email@example.com.
Online FAFSA Workshops/Talleres FAFSA en línea
Financial Aid Office English FAFSA Workshops
Online every Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For the link and more information: https://www.sfcc.edu/fafsa-workshops/
Oficina de Ayuda Financiera Talleres FAFSA en español
en línea todos los jueves de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m.
Para más información, elige la fecha que quieres atender:
Students: Need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus waitlist
When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.
Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.
Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and N.M. Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.
SFCC Library family study room now open
If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library has opened a new family study room for students who have children. The room has a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.
It is open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note: This is not daycare, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family-friendly with a changing station.
SFCC Library Spring semester hours are:
Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
SFCC 2022-2023 scholarship application available now
SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part-time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
For more information and to apply go to:
If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
Se habla Español.
Student Resource Center is here for you
Connect with Community Resources
The Student Resource Center focuses on providing information to students about resources throughout the community and providing appropriate referrals to agencies. The resources focus on basic needs such as: housing and shelter, food, legal services, transportation, childcare services, utility payment assistance, and physical and mental health services. All services are free and confidential.
Conèctese con los Recursos de la Comunidad El Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes se enfoca en proporcionar información a los estudiantes sobre los recursos en toda la comunidad y proporcionar referencias apropiadas a las agencias. Los recursos se centran en necesidades básicas como: vivienda y refugio, alimentos, servicios legales, transporte, servicios de cuidado infantil, asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos y servicios de salud física y mental. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.
505–428-1194 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.sfcc.edu/offices/student-resource-center
Janelle Johnson receives ACCA Award
Janelle Johnson was awarded the 2023 Professional Leadership award from the American College Counseling Association at the recent national conference held in Savannah, GA last week. The conference was attended by 350+ counseling professionals from universities and colleges around the country.
“It was a complete surprise and I am humbled to have been nominated by my peer counseling professionals for the award. The inscription reads “For your continued dedication and exemplary service to the field of college counseling.”
Photo at right: Janelle Johnson receives 2023 Award for Professional Leadership from Amanda Allen, ACCA Board Member. Photo courtesy of Scott Sokoloski, ACCA Board member.
Policy Updates: Micro-Credentials and Employee Accessibility
Last month, the Governing Board approved the policies listed below. Please click on the links to become familiar with them. Contact the Policy Owners for more information.
These are the new and newly updated Policies:
- Policy 3-15 Micro-Credentials (New)
Margaret Peters, Vice President for Academic & Student Success
Kris Swedin, Dean of Continuing Education & Contract Training
- Policy 4-16 Employee Accessibility
Jane Yuster, Chief Human Resources Officer
Yash Morimoto, Ph.D., Vice President for Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness
College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. To learn more, contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.
Defensive driving certification class May 18
As per policy 5-10, everyone is required to take a Defensive Driving Class prior to operating SFCC vehicles.
The next Defensive Driving Class has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday May 18 in Health and Sciences room 487. Please arrive promptly or the class will end late. To receive full credit for the class, you must arrive promptly at 8:00a.m. and attend the full 4-5 hours.
Please register by calling or emailing either Jackie Gutierrez (jackie.Gutierrez@sfcc.edu, 505-428-1756) or Steve Silva (email@example.com, 505-428-1403).
Please provide the following information when you call or email to register for the class:
- Full name of individual attending.
- Department Name
- Individual’s New Mexico driver license number and a copy of the individuals driver’s license if not already on file
Fleet vehicles are a great cost-effective way for employees to travel for work related reasons without incurring any personal vehicle expense and having to wait for a reimbursement.
If you have any questions about the program or the classes, please call Jackie or Steve at the numbers listed above.
Dawn Wink, Ph.D., shares latest research with National Association for Bilingual Education Conference
SFCC Director of Teacher Education Dawn Wink, Ph.D., recently shared on her blog Dew Drops, “I was beyond grateful to share ideas of Decolonizing Multilingual Education Research Through Wildness, Beauty, Imagination, Lilyology, and Scholarly Personal Narrative with the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference 2023.
I share the video of my presentation with you here.
This further explores the ideas that I presented on wildness, beauty, and imagination within Translanguaging and Transdisciplinary Resesarch in ELT to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers (KSAALT) TESOl, as part of their keynote speaker series.
Thank you ever so much for sharing the journey of language, landscape, wildness, beauty, and imagination.”
Travel Authorization & Expense Reports in Workday
Here are a few reminders regarding Travel in Workday:
- Spend authorizations must be submitted and approved before any travel-related purchases are made.
- After travel is completed, an expense report must be submitted with the following:
- Note the spend authorization number.
- Include all procurement card (P-Card) transactions.
If an expense needs to be reassigned to the traveler, please contact the Purchasing Office.
- Once the expense report is complete (contains ALL expenses), check the box to close out the spend authorization. This is the only way to release any remaining travel funds from encumbrance back into the budget.
- All spend authorizations in draft form should be cancelled if no longer needed.
- Do not use the itemization functionality unless you need to split a transaction between multiple funding sources (ex. Cost centers / grants).
For more information, check out the Create, Edit, and Close Spend Authorizations Tip Sheet and the Create Expense Reports Tip Sheet. You can also review the Travel 101 on-demand training in My SFCC on the Workday app.
2022 W-2s available in Legacy Employee Services
W-2s have been issued and are available to all employees in Banner Self-Service. Paper forms for those not consenting to electronic delivery were mailed on Jan 26th. They are not available for pick-up.
Instructions to print your W-2:
- In MySFCC, use the Employee drop down menu on the left to click on Legacy Employee Services. This takes you to Banner Self-Service.
- Click on Tax Forms, W-2 Wage and Tax Statement and choose Tax Year 2022.
Message about preferred names
The following message was shared on Friday, February 3:
While the college has always supported our students, we now have another technological opportunity to provide an empowering, safe, and nondiscriminatory educational and work environment. Beginning on Monday February 6, students will be able update their preferred name in Self Service Banner (SSB9).
The student’s legal name will be on your class roster and their preferred name, if applicable, will appear in parenthesis. For example, Gonzales, Bernadette (Charmaine). For legal purposes, the student’s legal name will still appear on all formal documents such as Financial Aid information, 1098-T’s and transcripts.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
With kind regards,
Bernadette Gonzales. MA Ed. (she, her, hers)
Registrar |Office of the Registrar
505-428-1881 | Bernadette.firstname.lastname@example.org
CHESS Connection Newsletter – March 13
If you’re wondering what’s happening with the Workday implementation, check out the latest CHESS Connection!
This month’s newsletter contains a lot of information on Workday tips about configuring your notifications, some travel tips as well as information on updates, training and changes planned for the student implementation.
February WOW – Kristina Lally
Kristina Lally was nominated for February 2023 WOW award. Congratulations Kristina!
Kristina Lally was nominated by Jessica Balladares:
“Kristina is consistently working towards getting all student records in place for graduation. She is diligently assisting me with questions and helping me to get processes completed towards the support of students. She is dedicated and committed to her work!”
Please be sure to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The submission form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Katie Cadena Priebe, Katherine.email@example.com.
Spring 2023 Online Teaching & Learning Pins and Training Opportunities
Earn the OTL pins to signify your online course has met SFCC and Quality Matters standards of online course design. Reach out to the SFCC OTL Department to begin the review process.
SFCC Online Course Development Standards Training on Canvas
- Monday, January 30th – Sunday, February 19th
- Monday, February 27th – Sunday, March 19th
- Monday, March 27th – Sunday, April 16th
Contact Michelle F. Renteria to enroll, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality Matters Courses/Workshops
- Designing Your Online Course (DYOC)
- Designing Your Blended Course (DYBC)
- Improving your Online Course (IYOC)
- Creating Presence in Your Online Course (CPOC)
- Addressing Accessibility and Usability (AAU)
- Accessing Your Learners (AYL)
- Gauging Your Technology Skills (GYTS)
- Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
Contact the SFCC OTL Department for starting dates and registration, by phone at 505-428-1166 or email at email@example.com.
Title V Professional Development for Faculty
During the Spring 2023 semester, the SFCC Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant will be supporting a number of professional development opportunities for faculty in online teaching and in culturally responsive teaching for STEM faculty. Title V can cover the cost of registration and, in some cases, compensation for faculty. For information about the Spring 2023 Faculty Professional Development through Title V please see this link: https://www.sfcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Fees-and-Stipends-for-PD-Spring-23-to-post.pdf
WOW awards – nominate an outstanding coworker today!
The Office of Human Resources recognizes WOW recipients for their dedicated work and commitment to Santa Fe Community College.
Please be sure to nominate someone who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC.
The submission form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, Home » Online Forms/Surveys/Tests » Online Forms » Office of Human Resources or nominate by reaching out to Katie Cadena Priebe at Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
New employees: We’d like to get to know you!
Staff Senate is encouraging new staff employees to come to an upcoming Staff Senate to introduce yourselves.
Campus Weekly would also love to introduce new staff and faculty members. Please send us your name, job title, when you started at SFCC, brief bio and photo (it can be a selfie!) to Submit News.
If you’re new to SFCC, we’d love to introduce you to the our community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!
SFCC’s student car club – the Broken Parts Club – is hosting a car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21 outside the Automotive Technologies Center on campus, 6401 Richards Avenue. Those who would like to show their automobile should register as soon as possible by contacting the Director of Automotive Technologies Julia Furry at email@example.com or by phone at 505-428-1177. Space is limited to 36 vehicles. The public is invited to attend the show.
“This event has turned out to be a lot of fun. We ask the car owners to explain what’s special about their vehicle. The winners primarily get bragging rights, some prizes of tools and a special trophy that will be made by the SFCC welding department. They are using pistons from engines to make the trophies,” Furry said.
Winners will be determined in the following categories: Domestic, European or Japanese. Lowriders are welcome. The student club’s members are studying Automotive Technologies at SFCC.
A 17,000 square foot state-of-the-art Automotive Technologies Center offers a well-equipped space that provides students with the background and knowledge to earn the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification in up to eight competency areas: Automotive Engine Repair, Auto Maintenance and Light Truck Repair, Automatic Transmission Transaxle, Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, Brakes, Manual Transmission and Drive Train, Steering and Suspension, Electricity/Electronic Systems and Engine Performance. Students can also earn an A.A.S. in Automotive Technologies.
The Automotive Technologies program has recently earned accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Ongoing news and events
- Recording: ChatGPT’s Implications for Higher Ed
- Work has begun on connector roads to SFCC
- New OIT Service Desk Hours: Phone service 24 hours a day Mon. – Fri.
- Registration continues for Spring Continuing Education classes
- Free STEM Kits at SFCC Library
- ECCOE speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on March 10
- Visit Equity FAQ web page
- On-demand buses that serve SFCC community
- Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college
- Campus Cupboard Welcomes All
- Let’s help slow the spread of the virus
Recording: ChatGPT’s Implications for Higher Ed
By now you’ve probably heard of ChatGPT, the free AI platform that can “write” full-length, college-level essays on virtually any topic in seconds. From academic integrity to assessment, ChatGPT’s impact on higher education will be far-ranging. This session includes a demo of how ChatGPT works, implications for higher education and how other colleges and universities are responding. This session was led by SFCC librarians.
See ChatGPT information and resources: https://libraryhelp.sfcc.edu/Chat-GPT.
Work has begun on connector roads to SFCC
Work expected to continue until fall
The Santa Fe New Mexican reported in the Jan. 25 story, “County hopes construction of connector roads leads to growth south of city,” that “Santa Fe County is starting the construction phase of a more than $20 million infrastructure project 20 years in the making, which aims to provide better access to Santa Fe Community College and accommodate future growth south of the city. …
“The “northeast connector” involves construction of roadway and two roundabout intersections between Dinosaur Trail and Rabbit Road, giving drivers a direct route between them. Currently, drivers traveling west from Rabbit Road are required to drive through the Oshara Village subdivision to reach Dinosaur Trail or busy Richards Avenue.
“The “southeast connector” will serve as an alternate route from Rabbit Road to Avenida del Sur to reduce traffic congestion on Richards Avenue. This route also will provide secondary emergency access to the community college, according to the county.”
To see videos and maps about this project visit: https://www.sfcconnectors.com/ Also, hear about this on KSFR-radio.
New OIT Service Desk Hours
Phone service 24 hours a day Mon. – Fri.
On November 1st the OIT Service Desk extended its phone hours to better serve students, staff and faculty.
Monday – Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
Registration continues for Spring Continuing Education classes, many start next month
The SFCC Spring Continuing Education Schedule is available online. Print copies can be found in the racks at SFCC, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center and around town. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/ce for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings.
Food and Wine
Sommelier Nancy Shapardanis will offer four new wine classes and promises to have something for everyone. Do you want to understand wine from the vineyard to the glass, or just want to know the basics of how to taste wine like a pro? Shapardanis has a class for you. Learn the art of pairing wine and food or become an expert in Italian wine styles. Or expand your culinary skills with Aditi Thatte and learn the secrets of Indian vegetarian cooking.
Discover the joys of the region’s geology and history
Enjoy learning about the geology of our region with Kirk Kempter on a variety of hiking trips. William Neuwirth, a biologist and naturalist, will lead online classes as well as offer a hiking excursion. Join SFCC’s history professor Stephen C. Martinez, Ph.D., for a three-part brown bag lunch lecture series on 19th century New Mexico history.
Gain business and career skills
Whether you’re looking for professional development opportunities or want to break into the “New Collar” workforce you can choose from a variety of options. There are dozens of classes offered either online or in person.
If you have questions about the schedule, contact Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1676. The Continuing Education (CE) staff can help you complete your registration.
Free STEM Kits at SFCC Library
The kits are made available to the SFCC community through the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Kits are available during the library’s regular hours. For more information contact: email@example.com
Balancing Robot STEM Kits at SFCC Library
Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore balance with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Solar System Bracelets
Solar System Bracelet STEM kits are available for kids ages 4-7 at the SFCC library. Instructions are in English and Spanish and all materials are included in the kits.
Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore the solar system with your kids!
Available at the SFCC Library
Free Name Rocket STEM Kits are available for kids ages 4-7 at the SFCC Library.
All materials are included in the kits courtesy of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.
Come by the library to pick up a kit to use and explore shapes & rockets with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.
For more information contact: email@example.com
Early Childhood Center of Excellence offers free early childhood speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on April 14
The Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) offers a free early childhood speaker series featuring national and New Mexico experts focused on equity and social justice in early childhood teacher preparation. This series is for higher education faculty and anyone interested in bringing equity to their work with young children and families. This free virtual series runs from September 2022 through May 2023. Registration is open now!
You can see the full schedule through May, as well as register for any events for the speaker series here.
Visit Equity FAQ web page
SFCC’s Equity Statement and Equity web page are now linked to an Equity FAQ page. Visit the Equity FAQ page. The Equity FAQ page is an evolving web page. Feedback or questions? Contact President’s Diversity Advisory Committee’s co-chairs Shalimar Krebs or sj Miller, Ph.D.
Santa Fe Reporter story explains on-demand buses that serve SFCC community
The Santa Fe Reporter story on Nov. 9 by Andy Lyman, “In demand-drivers mean in-demand buses,” featured Paul Volmer, an SFCC film student, as well as Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment Marcos Maez, who also serves on the City Transit Advisory Board. Route 21 (which comes to the college) is currently an on-demand route, which means riders must contact dispatchers when they need a ride on the bus. (It is not currently operating on a regular bus schedule and is only available on weekdays.) Also, other routes that feed into that route are also impacted. The story states, “For on-demand service on Santa Fe Trails routes 5, 6, 21, 22 and the Museum Hill route on weekdays and weekends as well as Route 24 and 26 on weekends, contact dispatchers at (505) 955-2001.” Keep that number handy if you need to use the bus. Bike riders might find it necessary to take the bus on days there is snow and ice. For more information visit the Santa Fe Trails site.
Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college
The recording of the public information session on tuition-free college provided by the New Mexico Higher Education Department on August 19 is now available. You can view it via the link below or at the main website at hed.state.nm.us. Thank you to the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation for hosting this session.
Understanding Tuition-Free College in New Mexico – YouTube
Need food? Campus Cupboard welcomes all
The Campus Cupboard (Room LL302E) in-person shopping hours are:
Mondays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed or are not
comfortable with in-person shopping, check out Bookings for more options. To access Bookings, log in to MySFCC, look under Schedule an Appointment, and click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard (Online). You can access the reservation and delivery option 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that may be available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1775 for more information.
Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.
Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.
Let’s help slow the spread of the virus
Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:
- If you are feeling ill, you should not come into work, and avoid any type of social setting. The College wants you to feel better before you return to work.
- If you are feeling ill: Get tested and isolate yourself from others as much as possible. We need to help mitigate the health risk to others.
- Call 1-855-600-3453 for testing information and results.
- If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources. These cases need to be reported, SFCC is here to support you.
Please do your part, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy.
Do you need information on testing? Visit togethernm.org.
SFCC strongly encourages face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.
03/12/2023, Of Interest: Santa Fe New Mexican, “MY VIEW LEO JARAMILLO: Keep New Mexico a leader for college access, affordability”
03/12/2023, Roswell Daily Record, “Local Students Visit Santa Fe”
03/11/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “BARBARA GUDWIN, 1947-2023
Former school board member had passion for helping kids, community” (Former SFCC Foundation board member)
03/10/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Students present STEM projects”
02/21/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe Community College’s auto repair program receives accreditation”
02/18/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “PHILL CASAUS: Sometimes, it’s the certificate, not the degree, that makes a difference”
02/12/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Paramedic students looking deeper. Focus on new portable ultrasound equipment in classroom with EMSI instructor Drew Congdon.
02/11/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Film industry figures say commissioner Jennifer LaBar-Tapia helps make Santa Fe great place to film”. Story includes quotes from Milton Riess, SFCC Film faculty and PROTEC television and film production assistant instructor.
02/08/202, New Mexico Magazine, “The Story Behind Ethyl the Whale.”
01/28/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “State Public Education Secretary Steinhaus announces retirement”. (He previously taught at SFCC.)
01/28/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Former inmates lobby for bill to restore voting rights”
01/25/2023, KRQE-TV, “Santa Fe school district creates initiative after rise in non-English-speaking students”
01/25/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, City Council Actions Noted: Allocation of $900,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to support an early child care work development program with Santa Fe Community College.
01/23/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “County hopes construction of connector roads leads to growth south of city”
01/23/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Smartboard – SFCC Visual Arts Gallery presents ‘Immortal’ & Veterans group hosts Defusing Anger Workshop”
01/23/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, 01/23/2023, “JANET ANN WISE, 1953-2023 Communicator used her abilities to make a difference in Santa Fe” Donations in her memory, can be made online for Campus Cupboard.
01/22/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “College and Career Plaza offers help for all S.F. high schoolers” Director of Student Engagement & Recruitment Marcos Maez is the president Board of Directors at College & Career Plaza.
01/11/2023, KSFR radio, “New Vehicle To Help CHRISTUS Rehab Patients”
01/11/2023, Albuquerque Journal, “New rehabilitation tool unveiled”
01/10/2023, KOB-4, “Santa Fe Community College offers free set training program”
01/09/2023, KRQE-TV, “Santa Fe film office offering free training opportunity”
01/06/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican (Pasatiempo) “Life of the Party” about the artwork of Jared Weiss, SFCC art faculty member.