Directly after the June CCCSAA Professional Conference, we held our board transition retreat. This is the first opportunity we have to be in a shared space to get organized for the year ahead. Taking into consideration priorities and needs of our membership and current issues within the California Community College system, the Board drafted goals that were approved at our July board meeting.
CCCSAA 2017-2018 Goals:
We have few and meaningful occasions to be together throughout the year. We will use these opportunities, the October 13-15, 2017 CCCSAA Student Leadership Conference as well as Fall and Spring SSCCC General Assembly, to coordinate professional development/career advancement workshops.
Enjoy the journey.
Check out our Members Only Page
Membership has its privileges. In an effort to provide professional development opportunities and to improve communication for our members, we are enhancing the resources available in the members only page of our website. Please visit our updated Members Only webpage to see what we've done, so far.
We encourage our members to compile data that can we can share for the membership's benefit. Additionally, if you'd like to contribute to our monthly newsletter, please do not hesitate to submit your proposals to the Director of Public Relations, Dr. Edwin Romero, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Leadership Conference
The CCCSAA Student Leadership Conference 2017 (SLC17) will take place October 13-15, 2017 at the San Jose Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. Your conference co-chairs are Augustine Nevarez (Hartnell College) and Ryan Shook (Gavilan College). Our goal is to provide our student leaders with opportunities to LEARN new skills, ACT upon that learning, and be ready to LEAD at the next level by the end of the conference.
To register for the conference and for conference details, visit SLC17. Please hurry, as the hotel is booking up. Early bird registration ends September 22.
Additionally, we are looking for presenters on topics of current issues, best practices, and leadership training. If you are interest in presenting please contact our conference chairs at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlottesville and the Rebirth of Dialogue
Imagine this: “We are here to request a permit to host a ‘Unite the Right’ demonstration on your campus. We are expecting about 100 people to join our demonstration here tomorrow morning” says the visitor who has found his way to your office. After the initial pause, you begin to consider what questions you should ask, what all should you do.
Now awaken to this: the greatest challenge of our profession today is the protection of free speech, which includes hate speech. While the media attention is no longer on the events of last August, our profession requires us to maintain awareness and prepare to facilitate safe, free speech.
CCCSAA Board of Directors wholeheartedly and emphatically condemns the violence that took place in Charlottesville on August 11 and 12, and all forms of hate. We also understand that all speech is to be protected, particularly on a college campus, as open speech should birth dialogue and development.. As S. G. Tallentyre wrote, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” As student affairs professionals, it is not only our duty to facilitate the peaceful expression of thought in public forums, but to also facilitate dialogue in response to what is said; to pull out of the darkness of bigotry an enlightened community that can dialogue civilly.
We invite you to share your thoughts and best practices here, as we aim to facilitate the rebirth of dialogue - please share your comments.