A new public Facebook group, SFCC – In This Together has been created to help students, employees and faculty connect during this difficult time. Join the community now to share your stories, hopes, fears and news.
Because of the current public health emergency and the current campus closure, this Special Meeting will not be held in person. Board meetings are open to the public. The public may attend this Special Meeting by logging on to YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ts9EQlmYyY and watching our live stream.
Written public comments may be submitted to Audrey Lucero (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 24 hours before the meeting. Public comments will be read out loud during the meeting.
Working from home
SFCC faculty and staff are making big adjustments to working remotely. View the photos they have shared of their workspaces in our FB Album #SFCC Stay at Home. Submit your own selfies or video clips at email@example.com.
The Santa Fe Reporter shared a story on how the state’s indigenous people are coping. Thanks to SFCC’s Marvin Galbadon, data technician, who spoke about concerns expressed by SFCC’s Indigenous Peoples Club members.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who are eligible to graduate and who fulfill their academic requirements by the end of Spring 2020 will graduate and will receive their diploma.
The best way to apply to graduate is by going into your my.sfcc.edu student portal and apply online. Go to MySFCC; click on Forms and Documents; Under Registrar heading, click on Petition to Graduate. Complete the document and submit.
Please note: Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony has been postponed until a time when it will be safe to gather.
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.
In dealing with necessary course changes, some things to keep in mind include staying organized, avoiding multitasking, making the most of video lectures, setting a schedule, finding new strategies, working with groups, and staying connected.
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.
SFCC’s Office of Human Resources welcomes everyone to participate in the nomination for the Employee Excellence and Team Award for the 2020 Service Awards, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 30. Please read the nomination form for qualifications before nominating an Employee or Team.
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.”