Communities of Practice

Spring 2022 CoPs

—Listed in order based on the date of the first meeting.

Amy Flores and Pattie Myers
CDCP Noncredit Instruction

This Community of Practice aims to bring together GED/HiSET faculty and interested faculty to identify CDCP (Career Development and College Preparation) noncredit program opportunities.

F, Jan. 21, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
F, Feb. 25, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
F, Mar. 11, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
F, Apr. 22, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
F, Apr. 29, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Audience: Faculty


Bita Bookman and April Oliver
Teaching, Assessing, and Engaging Diverse Student Populations Across Disciplines

With the shared goal of supporting students who lack college-level proficiency in academic reading and writing, instructors from different disciplines come together in this CoP to develop and practice Universal Design strategies for scaffolding content, moving toward equitable assessments, and increasing students’ engagement in online and in-person classrooms.

F, Jan. 28, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
F, Feb. 11, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
F, Feb. 25, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
F, Mar. 11, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
F, Apr. 1, 12 – 2:30 p.m.

CoP may transition to in-person meetings if District safety protocols allow.

Audience: Faculty


Roam Romagnoli, Byron Reaves, and Malena Hernandez Legorreta
Dreaming an FYE into Existence: A Cross-Constituency Collaboration

We propose a working community of practice that culminates in a pilot FYE program for Fall 2022 that centers equity, reflects contemporary data/research/theory, and aligns with the guided pathways framework adopted by the Academic Senate.

F, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
F, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
F, Feb 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
F, Apr. 29, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Audience: Faculty, Classified, Administrators


Jurgen Kremer, Kent Wisniewski, Solen Sanli Vasquez, Brenda Flyswithhawks, and Catherine Williams
Decolonizing Science and Honoring Indigenous Ways of Knowing

We will critically examine western science as a product of colonialism and its responsibility in the systematic oppressing of many peoples and honor methods that indigenous peoples have practiced for systematically studying the world and recenter the role of storytelling in learning.

M, Feb. 7, 12 – 2 p.m.
M, Mar. 7, 12 – 2 p.m.
M, Apr. 4, 12 – 2 p.m.
M, Apr. 18 12 – 2 p.m.
M, May 2, 12 – 2 p.m.
M, May 16, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Audience: Faculty, Classified, Administrators


Byron Reaves and Roberto Alvarado
Equity to Action: Building relationships with students through an equity lens

Puente, APASS, and UMOJA practices help guide the process of building strong, meaningful, and substantial relationships. We will share practices to help practitioners identify barriers and challenges that prevent successful rapport building with students.

F, Mar. 11, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
F, Apr. 8, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
F, Apr. 15, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Audience: Faculty, Classified


Roam Romagnoli, Jenn Perez, and Riva Bruenn
RJ in the Classroom: Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Restorative Teaching and Grading Practices

We invite faculty from across disciplines to join an “Interdisciplinary Community of Praxis”, where we will explore Restorative and Transformative Pedagogies and work together to apply these frameworks to our course policies and/or assignments.

We will plan for Zoom and would like to use consensus with the group to determine whether we will transition to in-person meetings should district safety protocols allow.

F, Mar. 18, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
F, Apr. 8, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
F, Apr. 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
F, May 6, 9a.m. – 12 p.m.
Audience: Faculty