Adopt-A-Family Benefit
For City College Students
Applications are available starting November in Student Affairs, Room D-106.
The City College Classified Senate sponsors an annual Adopt-a-Family benefit to support City College students and their families. Through Adopt-a-Family, select families will receive gift cards good for: holiday meals, clothing, and local marketplaces. Gifts will be awarded before the semester ends.

Students will be able to apply during the month of November (through Student Affairs) and applications will be reviewed in December. The criteria used in the selection process is based on:

1) enrollment,
2) total units,
3) number of dependents,
4) single parent status,
5) income, and
6) other special circumstances.

Donations are accepted YEAR ROUND and may be made in the following ways:

1. Place in Classified Senate mailbox in mailroom, A-8 
2. Send to (or visit) Yvonne, Room AH-519A
3. Send to (or visit) Awana, Room L-121
4. Send to (or visit) Neary, Room MS-551
5. Send to (or visit) Angela, R-building

* Please make checks payable to SDCC Classified Senate.

Thank you in advance for your contribution.

Conferences/Professional Development

EEO and Diversity Training for Screening/Selection Committees

Completion of the “EEO and Diversity Training for Screening/Selection Committees” qualifies you to serve in any capacity (on the screening/selection committee) for 3 years from the date of your training. If you anticipate participating on a District Screening Committee, in any capacity, you are encouraged to register for the training now.

Please e-mail Edwin Hiel to register.

For a list of scheduled EEO training sessions, visit the EEO website.

4CSD Annual Conference
California Community College Council for Staff and Organizational Development

April 7 - 8, 2016
Doubletree Hotel
555 W. Foot hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

Success Through Synergy: Connect, Collaborate, Create
4C/SD is excited to announce that this year’s conference was planned in collaboration with the Online Education Initiative (OEI). This partnership will allow us to share ideas for developing your online professional development presence for your distance education needs as well as campus wide professional development and community building. If you are new to professional development leadership, please join us for our first-ever, New Professional Development Practitioner’s Pre-Conference Workshop on Thursday morning.

Workshop sessions will focus on topics relevant to those who coordinate professional development programs, Distance Education Coordinators, and faculty, staff, and administrators who are involved with distance education. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Dena Maloney, Superintendent-President at El Camino College. Dr. Maloney will share her perspective on the significance of professional development programs and the importance of providing professional development opportunities that promote successful, synergistic, and collaborative professional development programs.

On Thursday, April 7th, the conference will begin with an optional New Professional Development Practitioner’s Pre-Conference Workshop. The conference will officially begin at noon with a fun ice breaker activity, lunch, breakout workshops, and GIFTS (Great Ideas for Training Staff). The evening will conclude with a social hour, dinner, and awards ceremony. The following day, Friday, April 8th, there will be a variety of workshop sessions with colleagues, our keynote speaker, a preview of the new Professional Learning Network, a business meeting, and board elections. You won’t want to miss a minute of this conference!

Come connect, collaborate, and create with your Professional Development and OEI/Distance Education colleagues take away LOTS of professional development ideas that you can use on your campus!

Register online at

The deadline to register is Friday, April 1st.
  • $495 for 4CSD & OEI members
  • $550 for non members

  • View the conference program online at
    Questions? Please contact conference chair Jan Schardt at or at (707) 256-7412 or Leslie Carr at or at (661) 362-3100.

    Save the Date! Faculty & Classified Staff Retirement Tea
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Room MS-140, San Diego City College

    The Academic and Classified Senate invites you the Faculty & Classified Retirement Tea.
    Please let us know if you are retiring so we may honor you at the tea.  Email Cynthia Lyons-Dailard here.

    Classified Leadership Institute 2016
    Classified Leadership Institute 2016 registration is still open. If you have never attended CLI you are missing a great networking and learning conference.

    The conference is open to all Classified Professionals who work for a California Community College, so please make sure to share this information with your campus.

    The annual Classified Leadership Institute is jointly sponsored by the California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) and the Community College League of California (CCLC), and was established to promote leadership and strengthen classified professionals participation in shared (participatory) governance.

    Thursday, June 16, 2016
    • 9:00 am Plenary Session
    • 11:00 am Newcomer Session
    • 1:00 pm Opening General Session – Welcome & Keynote Session: John Makevich – Doing What Matters & Online Education Initiatives.
    • 3:30 pm Poster Session: Sharing Best Practices on Classified Contributions to Campus Student Equity Plans
    Friday, June 17, 2016
    8:45 am Concurrent Sessions
    • Embracing a Culture of Inclusiveness
    • How Classified Professionals can Promote Faculty & Classified Diversity Hiring
    • Accreditation, Program & Services Review and the Classified Professional
    • Demo: Professional Learning Network- Building our Future Together; Consensus in Governance
    • Ideas & Ammo for Enhanced Classified Professional Development
    • Institutional Effectiveness Program Initiative and How You Can Participate
    • Senates & Unions – Coming together for the Common Good- Fundraising which Encourages Social Responsibility & Community Involvement
    • Awaking the Promise to Leadership & Shared Governance
    • The Classified Role in the Six Student Success Factors
    • How to get a 9+1 into your college governance manual
    • Equity and Student Success
    1:45 pm Keynote Session: Frank Harris III & J Luke Wood – M2C3: Male Community College Collaborative
    “The Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) is a project of San Diego State University’s Interwork Institute that was established with a grant from the San Diego State University Presidential Leadership Fund. The goal of the project is to partner with community colleges across the United States to enhance access, achievement, and success among minority male community college students. M2C3’s research and practice agenda prioritizes men who have been traditionally underrepresented and underserved in postsecondary education”. This session will focus on their research results and how classified staff in particular can partner with faculty and administration to make a positive and lasting impact for the success of our underrepresented students.

    Saturday, June 18, 2016
    8:45 am General Session & Statewide updates