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THURS, MAR 22 - TRANSFER WORKSHOP

ColumbiaMeet with representatives from the prestigious Ivy League research institution, Columbia University. Columbia, founded in 1754, is located in New York and annually administers the Pulitzer Prize.
LOCATION: The new Student Service Building (SSB 414) @ 10:00am

 

THURS, MAR 22 - ASO OFFICER APS DUE

ASOMake a difference in student life and enhance your resume. Take a leadership role in the Associated Student Organization.

Applications to run for office can be picked up in the ASO Office in A-5. Applications are due March 22 by 5:00pm.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

Womens HistoryMarch is Women's History Month. Enjoy one of the free screening on campus this week. And don't miss some of the great lectures and performances around town...read more.

TIME / LOCATION -- 1:00PM | GC 160
MON, MAR 19 - "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
WED, MAR 21 - "Sade Lovers LIve Concert"
TUES, MAR 27 - "Eva Peron: The True Story"
THUR, MAR 29 - "Pavorottii, The Duets (Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics)

 
 
 
 
 

PHARMACY TECH INFO SESSION

Pharmacy TechWed, Mar 28: Find out how you can prepare to be a pharmacy technician in just 7 weeks. Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California, predicted to grow by 20-35% through 2016. Pharmacy Technicians primarily assist the pharmacist, review prescriptions for completeness and authenticity, help prepare and distribute medications, control inventory and place orders and assist in payment and billing...learn more

 

SIGN-UP NOW FOR PRE-K SUMMER CAMP

PreK CampYour 3 to 5-year-old will develop a positive association with college while learning and having fun at the West Pre-K Summer Camp. Camp is held in the campus Child Development Center which has air conditioned classrooms and a safe, park-like play area. Music, dance, art, literacy development and local field trips. Camp hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm. Late pick-up for an additional charge. Enroll today!...learn more

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

moneyPAID ARTs INTERNSHIP APPLICATION WORKSHOP- WED, MARCH 21: 1:00pm in MSA 010. ...learn more

DUE MARCH 26: St. Cloud's Scholarship Applications - Must be a WLAC or LACC student with 2.5 GPA or better....learn more | application
DUE MARCH 30: $1,000 AFT Scholarships Applications for students with a grade of "B" or better in Social Science courses...learn more

         
 
 
 
 
 

POST-ACCREDITATION VISIT UPDATE

AccrediationWhat is Accreditation?
View West’s Self-Study Report
Last week (March 12 -15), West was visited by an evaluating team from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The visit was part of a regular cycle of review conducted every 6 years at all California Community Colleges. The 11 member team of community college professionals spent the week thoroughly reviewing our comprehensive self-study report and interviewing faculty, staff, administrators and students.

 

 

On Thursday, March 15, they provided the college with a preliminary summary of their commendations and recommendations. Their full report will be submitted to the ACCJC for review. The ACCJC will then issue its final report and any directives to the college in June 2012.

Commendations to the college included positive remarks about Student Services for finding effective alternative modes of delivering services in an atmosphere of shrinking resources. They were impressed by the growth and quality of West’s Online program and the vocational programs' emphasis

 

 

on employability of their students. Implementation of programs to address learning equity issues was applauded as well as West’s pursuing and obtaining external funding through grants. Team leader Douglas Dykstra, Chancellor of Windward Community College, also remarked about the beauty of the campus and its facilities and the positive atmosphere at the college. “It [West] is a welcoming place. We can sense your pride.”

As is usual with accreditation site visits, recommendations were also made. Several were regarding the District office concerning governance, financial auditing practices, and...read more


 

FACULTY / STAFF EDITION


MONDAY

March 19

 

EAP News   READ THE LASTEST EAP NEWS: Getting Active in Your Community; Facing Difficult Decisions; Celebrate You!; Tired? Get Moving!...view newsletter
Transfer   Meet with UNIVERSITY REPS in the new Transfer Center in SSB
Cal State Northridge (CSUN) | 10:00am
Women's History Month  

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Free Film Screening:
"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" | 1:00pm | GC 160...read more.

TechFair  

FACULTY/STAFF
Using iPads for Improving Classroom Teaching | 1:00pm
Writing E-Books With iBook Author and Other Free Software | 2:15pm
Using Camtasia: Including Captioning With Voice-to-Text | 3:30pm

     
     
MEETINGS:   2:00 Curriculum Cmte Tech Review - ; 3:30 Student Success -

TUESDAY

March 20

 

Transfer   Meet with UNIVERSITY REPS in the new Transfer Center in SSB
UC Berkeley | 10:00am
     
mascot   BASEBALL: vs. Bakersfield @ WEST - 2:30pm
TechFair  

FACULTY / STAFF TECH FAIR:
Explore Transfer Majors and Schools with ASSIST | 1:00pm...view Spring schedule

     
MEETINGS:   9:00 High School Testing - ; 10:00 Academic Affairs Staff - ; 12:30 AGS - ; 1:00 Transfer Cmt - ; 1:30 TRiO SSS - ; 3:00 Senate Exec - ; 3:00 Technology Cmte -

WEDNESDAY

March 21

 

Women's History Month   WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Free Film Screening:
"Sade Lovers LIve Concert" | 1:00pm | GC 160...read more.
Entertainment Professionals Panel: "Crafting a Career - A Woman's Way
Reception - 6:00pm | Panel - 7:00pm | FA Theater...learn more
Transfer  

Meet with UNIVERSITY REPS in the new Transfer Center in SSB
Mt. St. Mary's | 9:00am

ARTs
INTERNSHIP
  SUMMER ARTs INTERNSHIPS - WORKSHOP | 1:00PM | MSA 010...learn more
TechFair   FACULTY / STAFF TECH FAIR:
Educational Applications for the iPad | 3:30pm...view Spring schedule
     
MEETINGS:   8:00 AtD - ; 9:00 Office of Instruction - ; 1:00 Project Learn - ; Buget Cmte - CHANGED TO 3/22 @ 2:30 IN WINLOCK

THURSDAY

March 22

 

Deadline  

ASO OFFICER APPLICATIONS DUE
Make a difference in student life and enhance your resume. Take a leadership role in the Associated Student Organization.
Applications to run for office can be picked up in the ASO Office in A-5. Applications are due March 22 by 5:00pm

Transfer

 

Meet with UNIVERSITY REPS in the new Transfer Center in SSB
Columbia University - Workshop in SSB 414 | 10:00am
National University | 10:00am --- Cal State Dominguez | 9:00am

     
mascot   BASEBALL:vs. Bakersfield @ Bakersfield - 6:00pm
TechFair  

FACULTY / STAFF TECH FAIR:
Assessing (PLOs) Program Learning Outcomes | 1:00pm
Online Library Research | 2:15pm
ETUDES Users' Hour | 3:30pm ...view Spring schedule

MEETINGS:   10:00 Student Svc Council - ; 10:00 Transfer Event - Columbia - ; 12:30 Resource Dev - ; 12:30 Greenworks/EarthFest - ; 1:00 ASO General Council -; Buget Cmte - @ 2:30 IN WINLOCK

FRIDAY

March 23

     
     
TechFair  

FACULTY/STAFF
WEBINAR: Using a Virtual Textbook | 9:00am
WEBINAR: Education on the Move | 10:15am

     
mascot   TRACK & FIELD: Pasadena Relays @ Pasadena City College
MEETINGS:   10:00 Commencement Mtg - A9; 11:00 Open House/Celebrating Excellence - A9

SATURDAY

March 24

mascot   TRACK & FIELD: Pasadena Relays @ Pasadena City College
   




SUNDAY

March 25

   

 

     

MONDAY

March 26

   

 

     
EAP News   READ THE LASTEST EAP NEWS: Getting Active in Your Community; Facing Difficult Decisions; Celebrate You!; Tired? Get Moving!...view newsletter
     
     
MEETINGS:   accreditation team
 

 

OTHER NEWS

 

 

 

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ATHLETIC FIELD & TRACK CLOSURES
updated Dec.7, 2011

The Athletic Field & Track are closed to walker / joggers Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm (Simon Bolivar Soccer League) and week days from 1:00 - 3:00pm (WLAC Soccer Class). In January, the track is closed week days from 12:00 - 5:00pm (WLAC Track & Feild practice)

College and community organizations using the field may close the gates earlier than the times stated above to prepare for their events. Additionally, the events may run over their time slots.

Please check back regulary for updates to the Athletics Field & Track schedule.

The track opens at 6:30am and closes at dark. Personal trainers who charge their clients must rent time on the track or any other athletic facility. Use of the turf field requires a permit.

NAMED 2011 BEST PLACE TO WALK & JOG (Culver City News)
Walkers and joggers are also welcome to use the perimeter of the campus and College Blvd which connect the campus to Jefferson.
If your dog is with you, please keep him/her on a leash and scoop the poop. Thanks.

Accreditation  

WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?

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ACCREDITATION is a form of independent, professional certification that focuses on schools and programs in a particular field. Accreditation of community colleges therefore assures you that a school adheres to high standards.
West Los Angeles College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through 2012. WASC, a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
From March 12 - 15, West was visited by an evaluating team from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The visit was part of a regular cycle of review conducted every 6 years at all California Community Colleges. The 11 member team of community college professionals spent the week thoroughly reviewing our comprehensive self-study report and interviewing faculty, staff, administrators and students. On Thursday, March 15, they provided the college with a preliminary summary of their commendations and recommendations. Their full report will be submitted to the ACCJC for review. The ACCJC will then issue its final report and any directives to the college in June 2012.

Commendations to the college included positive remarks about Student Services for finding effective alternative modes of delivering services in an atmosphere of shrinking resources. They were impressed by the growth and quality of West’s Online program and the vocational programs’ emphasis on employability of their students. Implementation of programs to address learning equity issues was applauded as well as West’s pursuing and obtaining external funding through grants. Team leader Douglas Dykstra, Chancellor of Windward Community College, also remarked about the beauty of the campus and its facilities and the positive atmosphere at the college. “It [West] is a welcoming place. We can sense your pride.”

As is usual with accreditation site visits, recommendations were also made. Several were regarding the District office concerning governance, financial auditing practices, and matters related to oversight of bond projects and funds. For the college, the team recommended additional evolution of our Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessments; more inclusion of measurable outcomes associated with goals; further integration of planning with financial resource allocation; and development of a sustainable funding stream for library resources and services.

Regarding the report, college President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh said, “The key event of note was that the accreditation team commended the college on its collegiality and welcoming environment when in previous visits, recommendations were given to repair the collegial fabric. In 2006, we were told ‘the college should create a campus climate that embraces open, candid dialogue that embodies a culture of respect, civility and trust to improve institutional decision making, planning and effectiveness.’ In contrast, yesterday they said ‘the team commends the college for the strong sense of community and commitment to enhancing their shared governance which provides an opportunity for all constituencies to participate.’ This is a college that has some technical work to do on assessment and defining/reporting measurable outcomes. But the accreditation team saw a strong unit.”

Following the report session, President Abu-Ghazaleh praised the faculty and staff for their participation in the preparation of the self-study and in the actual site visit. Several faculty and staff who played particularly key roles were also acknowledged.

The president will make further announcements as the college makes plans to respond to the recommendations, and when ACCJC issues its final report.

Further information will come forward from the President’s Office after the preliminary and final reports are studied.