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ATD NEWS

EXCERPTS FROM
THE LATEST ATD NEWSLETTER

The second Fall 2015 Culturally Responsive training is scheduled for November 13.

West’s annual Leadership Retreat has been postponed to April 29.

Another One Book, One College event is coming up on November 4th at 1:00 in HLRC 316. Bonnie Blustein will lead a discussion on the Afterward of The Immortal Life of Henrieta Lacks: Ethics and ScienDfic Research in a Profit Driven Society.

 

ADT News continued -
Another interesting student

Mazyar Mahdavifar graduated from a university as a medical doctor, but after a few years working in a hospital, decided to go back to his childhood dream job, which was being a media personality. Since 2009, he has been producing radio programs about health and medical topics for Persian radio, some of which have become very popular. Meanwhile, he started to write medical articles for magazines and online media such as social websites. However, it was all done in his native Farsi. He enrolled at West to improve his English skills and complete a few other classes so that he can apply for a master’s program in Specified Journalism at USC.

 

tech fair

THIS WEEK'S SESSIONS

TUES > Tumbler

THUR > Illustrator

FRI > Measuring Students’ Critical Thinking Skills Mastery; Accessibility and Teaching


...view schedule

 

 
 
 
 
 

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
FOR FACULTY

DID YOU KNOW? Article 23 of the Contract stipulates that faculty can apply for tuition reimbursement for up to 50% of the cost of tuition paid for credit courses at accredited institutions, up to $3,000 a year. Faculty who are interested in applying for tuition reimbursement for courses to be taken in Spring or Summer 2016 have until noon Friday, December 4 to apply for these funds. The Contract stipulates that faculty must seek and obtain approval of an educational plan before enrollment in the course or program that identifies the course or program the faculty member intends to complete; explains the reasons the faculty member wishes to complete the course or program, as well as the benefits the faculty member and the college should derive from that completion; and specifies the amount of tuition reimbursement sought; 

For more info & forms, see email from 11/2/2015 KIMBERLY MANNER - "Spring and Summer 2016 Tuition Reimbursement"

 

 

shirt

GET YOUR GEAR!

It's Transfer Season. Help the Transfer Center create a culture of transfer by donning your university gear from now through Thanksgiving. The spotlight is on CSU for the week of October 26.

Gear............................................Week of
UCs ............................................Nov 2
CA Private schools.................. Nov 9
Out of State & HBCUs.............Nov 16
Any university............................Nov 23

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program review

PROGRAM REVIEW UPDATE

Revised Due Date:  Friday, November 5, 2015.

Workshops: Are held every Friday in CE 225. If you would like individual assistance, contact the Instructional Research Office.

Faculty Hiring - FPIP:  For divisions who want to apply for a new faculty positions through FPIP, the application information will be derived from your program review responses.  Find tips for how to strengthen your application in an email from R. Tillberg date Oct 15, 2015

Classified Positions:  This year for the first time, a new Classified Staffing Plan (which is still under development) will be used to prioritize classified staffing requests. Include justification for hiring the positions in your program review.

 
 
 
 
 

stem

SAT, NOV 21 | 10AM - 2PM | FREE

STEMStarts mission is to ignite the interest and imaginations of youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Come experience the hands-on interactive exhibits and share the exciting future of STEM.

 

schedule

WINTER & SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE

Now available in the Bookstore and online.

See important dates to know

 

paralegal

CAREER FAIR - SAT, NOV 14
INFO SESSION - THUR, NOV 19

The Paralegal Career Fair will be Saturday, November 14 from 5:00 - 7:00pm. More details will be published soon.

On Thursday, November 19 at 6:00pm, learn how the West ABA-approved paralegal program can prepare you for a career in law.

...for more info and to RSVP

 
 
 
 
 

counseling news

REGISTRATION APPOINTMENTS

Check your LACCD student email. Registration appointments have begun to be sent out for Winter.

LIVE CHAT WITH A COUNSELOR

Educational Planning (CSEP / Ed Plans)
CSU / IGETC Certifications
Clarification of college procedures & policies
General certificate, degree & transfer requirements
Course offerings and majors available
Transferability of WLAC courses

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wildcats

HOME GAMES

NOV 10: Soccer v Valley - 3:00pm
NOV 13: Soccer v CoC - 3:00pm

NOV 4: Volleyball v Glendale - 6:00pm
NOV 11: Volleyball v Bakersfield - 6:00pm

NOV 6: Women's Basketball v Cerritos - 5:00pm
NOV 14: Men's Basketball v Santa Ana - 1:00

 

international

WED, NOV 4 | 12:30 | MSA 112: Housing and Laws Regarding Rental Contracts & Tentant Rights

 

 

 

 

 

workshops

TRANSFER WOKSHOPS

MON, NOV 2: About the UC Application | 4:00
TUES, NOV 3: About the CSU Application | 4:00pm
CSUDH Reps in Transfer Center 9am - 3pm
WED, NOV 4: About Applying to CA's Private and Out-of-State Colleges | 10:00am
CSUN Reps in Transfer Center 10am - 2pm
see Transfer Center calendar

FIND THE RIGHT MAJOR

Nov 2 - 6 | View Schedule
Film, Music, Child Development, Travel, Undecided

RESEARCH PAPERS & CITATIONS

NOV 4 - How to use sources without plagiarizing
NOV 5 - Proper Citations - How to
NOV 10 - Popular vs Scholarly Sources
see Library Workshops calendar

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FACULTY / STAFF EDITION

MONDAY

November 2............Want to reach EAP (Employee Assistance Program)? 1 (800) 327-0449

 

   

 

   

 

transfer  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: About the UC Application | 4:00pm | ...find location / verify time | see complete workshop schedule

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about FILM / CINEMA | 2:00pm | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

MEETINGS:   1:30 Admin Council -SSB 414

TUESDAY

November 3

 

   

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about CHILD DEVELOPMENT (Early Childhood Education / Day Care) | 11:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

transfer  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: About the CSU Application | 4:00pm | ...find location / verify time | see complete workshop schedule

clubs  

THE FEMINIST CLUB | 1:00 - 2:00pm | MSA 010.

   

 

MEETINGS:   12:30 Divisional Council - HLRC 4th Fl; 3:00 Academic Senate Exec - PCR; 3:00 Accreditation Steering - WINLOCK

WEDNESDAY

November 4

 

Event  

INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Medical Assistant | 5:00 - 6:30pm | SC Building - Room 105 (park in S. Parking Structure $2.00)
CNA | 6:30 - 7:45pm | SC Building - Room 106 (park in S. Parking Structure $2.00)
for more information call: 310 287 722

transfer  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: About Applying to CA's Private and Out-of-State Colleges | 10:00am | ...find location / verify time | see complete workshop schedule

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about TRAVEL| 10:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

wildcats  

VOLLEYBALL v Glendale @ West | 6:00pm ...go Wildcats!

one book  

ONE BOOK Discussion Group | 1:00pm | HLRC 316
Discuss the epilogue concerning the tensions between ethics and scientific research in a profit-driven society, facilitated by Bonnie Blustein. For more info, contact Susan Trujillo 310-287-4406 | trujils@wlac.edu


   

 


MEETINGS:   12:30 PIE Cmte - SSB 414

THURSDAY

November 5

 

   

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about MUSIC | 3:00pm | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   10:00 Equity Workgroup - VP Conf; 1:00 College Council - SSB 414

FRIDAY

November 6

   

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about being "UNDECIDED" | 11:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

faculty  

CALSTRS RETIREMENT WORKSHOP | 9:00 - 2:00 | LA Trade Tech
open to all CalSTRS members, especially those who are planning to retire Fall 2015 or Spring 2016.
For More Info, Contact Rudy Lopez ................(213) 891-2486 | LopezR@email.laccd.edu


MEETINGS:   10:30 Plant Safety - SSB 414; 3:00 International Admissions - SSB 414

SATURDAY

November 7

   

 

   


   

The Achievers | FA Theater

   


   

 

SUNDAY

November 8

   


   

 

   

 

     

MONDAY

November 9............Want to reach EAP (Employee Assistance Program)? 1 (800) 327-0449

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION | 2:00pm | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

club  

ALL ARE INVITED TO THE POETRY LOUNGE | 12:30 - 2:30 | Black Box Theater (HLRC/Library 115)
...this month's theme "Communities Supporting Communities (Black & LGBT)"

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

November 10

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about NURSING | 11:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

wildcats  

SOCCER v Oxnard @ LA Valley | 3:00pm ...go Wildcats!

   

 

clubs  

THE FEMINIST CLUB | 1:00 - 2:00pm | MSA 010.

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

November 11

 

   

 

   

CAMPUS CLOSED- Veterans Day

wildcats  

VOLLEYBALL v Bakersfield @ West | 6:00pm ...go Wildcats!

   


   


   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

November 12

 

   

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY | 3:00pm | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

   

 

faculty  

LACCD Board of Trustees Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success Committee visits West to discuss the accreditation efforts and report at the campus |11:30 - 1:00 | SSB 414

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

November 13

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about being "UNDECIDED" | 11:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

   


deadline  

Graduation Petition Deadline | Why do I have to file a petition to graduate?

wildcats  

SOCCER v Oxnard @ College of the Canyons | 3:00pm ...go Wildcats!

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

November 14

   

 

wildcats  

FOOTBALL v Valley @ West | 1:00pm ...go Wildcats!

M. BASKETBALL v Santa Ana @ 1:00 ...go Wildcats!

   


   


   

 

SUNDAY

November 15

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

November 16............Want to reach EAP (Employee Assistance Program)? 1 (800) 327-0449

 

   

Spring Semester Priority Registration Begins

transfer  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: How to Write Your Personal Statement | 4:00pm | ...find location / verify time | see complete workshop schedule

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about COMMUNICATIONS STUDIES | 2:00pm | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

event  

WILDCAT CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT...learn more

MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

November 17

 

   

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (Law Enforcement) | 11:00Am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

clubs  

THE FEMINIST CLUB | 1:00 - 2:00pm | MSA 010.

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

November 18

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about COMPUTER SCIENCE | 10:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

event  

Information Session: Pharmacy Tech Program | 7:00pm | MSA 111...learn more

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

November 19

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about KINESIOLOGY / SPORTS MEDICINE | 3:00pm | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

November 20

 

 

 

   

 

Deadline  

LAST DAY TO Drop Classes with a "W"

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about being "UNDECIDED" | 11:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

wildcats  

M. BASKETBALL "Wild West Shoot Out" 5:00 ...go Wildcats!

   


RETREAT  

LEADERSHIP RETREAT

MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

November 21

   

 

wildcats  

M. BASKETBALL "Wild West Shoot Out" 3:00 ...go Wildcats!

event  

YOU AND YOUR MONEY - West will host a FREE SEMINAR on “YOU and YOUR Money …decisions for today and the future” on Saturday, November 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The seminar will be led by Assistant Professor of Accounting Charles V. Daniel, formerly an auditor at the international accounting firm of KPMG.  He is also President of the Los Angeles Professional Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). This is a community service event. No products or services are being promoted or sold...
learn more | RSVP


   


   

 

SUNDAY

November 22

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

November 23............Want to reach EAP (Employee Assistance Program)? 1 (800) 327-0449

 

   

 

transfer  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: Tune Up Your Transcript for Transfer | 10:00am | ...find location / verify time | see complete workshop schedule

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about BIOLOGY | 2:00pm | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

November 24

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about CHEMISTRY | 11:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

November 25

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about PARALEGAL| 10:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

November 26

 

   

 

   

CAMPUS CLOSED- Thanksgiving

   

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

November 27


 

 

   

 

   

CAMPUS CLOSED- Thanksgiving

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

November 28

   

 

 

 

CAMPUS CLOSED- Thanksgiving

   


   

 

SUNDAY

November 29

 

 

CAMPUS CLOSED- Thanksgiving

   

 

     

MONDAY

November 30............Want to reach EAP (Employee Assistance Program)? 1 (800) 327-0449

 

   

 

transfer  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: About the "Common Application" | 10:00am | ...find location / verify time | see complete workshop schedule

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about FILM / CINEMA | 2:00pm | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

December 1

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about CHILD DEVELOPMENT (Early Childhood Education / Day Care) | 11:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

December 2

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about TRAVEL| 10:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   


   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

December 3

 

   

 

MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about MUSIC | 3:00pm | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

December 4

   

 

   

 

   

 

   


MAJOR  

WHAT FLAVOR IS YOUR MAJOR? Find the right major for you
about being "UNDECIDED" | 11:00am | SSB 420 ...dates/times subject to change. Check our calendar

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

December 5

   

 

   


   


   

 

SUNDAY

December 6

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

December 7............Want to reach EAP (Employee Assistance Program)? 1 (800) 327-0449

 

   

 

   


   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

December 8

 

   

 

transfer  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: About Applying to CA's Private and Out-of-State Colleges | 10:00am | ...find location / verify time | see complete workshop schedule

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

December 9

 

laccd  

LACCD BOARD MEETING

transfer  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: Tune Up Your Transcript for Transfer | 4:00pm | ...find location / verify time | see complete workshop schedule

club  

ALL ARE INVITED TO THE POETRY LOUNGE | 12:30 - 2:30 | Black Box Theater (HLRC/Library 115)
...this month's theme "Womanism & Feminism"

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

December 10

 

   

 

   

 

transfer  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP: About the "Common Application" | 11:30am | ...find location / verify time | see complete workshop schedule

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

December 11

   

 

   

 

   


   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

December 12

   

 

   


   


   

 

SUNDAY

December 13

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

December 14............Want to reach EAP (Employee Assistance Program)? 1 (800) 327-0449

 

   

 

   


transfer  

TRANSFER WORKSHOP General Overview on how to Transfer | 10:00am | SSB 414

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

December 15

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

December 16

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

December 17

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

December 18

   

 

wildcats  

M. BASKETBALL "Wild West Shoot Out" 1:00 ...go Wildcats!

   

 

event  

Information Session: Pharmacy Tech Program | Noon | MSA 111...learn more

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

December 19

   

 

wildcats  

M. BASKETBALL "Wild West Shoot Out" 3:00 ...go Wildcats!

   


   


   

 

SUNDAY

December 20

   


wildcats  

M. BASKETBALL "Wild West Shoot Out" 1:00 ...go Wildcats!

   

 

     

MONDAY

December 21............Want to reach EAP (Employee Assistance Program)? 1 (800) 327-0449

 

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

December 22

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

December 23

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

December 24

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

December 25

   

 

 

 

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

December 26

 

 

 

   


   


   

 

SUNDAY

December 27

   


 

 

 

     

MONDAY

December 28............Want to reach EAP (Employee Assistance Program)? 1 (800) 327-0449

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

December 29

 

 

 

 


MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

December 30

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

December 31

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

January 1

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

January 2

   

 

   


   


   

 

SUNDAY

January 3

   


   

 

     

MONDAY

January 4............Want to reach EAP (Employee Assistance Program)? 1 (800) 327-0449

 

   

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - THUR, JAN 28
2016 Foundation Gala

   


MEETINGS:   x

TUESDAY

January 5

 

MEETINGS:   x

WEDNESDAY

January 6

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

THURSDAY

January 7

 

   

 

MEETINGS:   x

FRIDAY

January 8

   

 

   

 

   


MEETINGS:   x

SATURDAY

January 9

   

 

   


   


   

 

SUNDAY

January 10

   


   

 

     
     

 

 

OTHER NEWS

 

 

ATD

WEST NAMED AtD "LEADER COLLEGE"

Achieving the Dream recently announced that West was among the 19 institutions which earned Leader College distinction in 2015 a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps. 

Overall, West student Fall to Fall persistence rose from 63.2% for the Fall 2010 cohort to 68.4% for the Fall 2011 cohort to 69.5% for the Fall 2012 cohort and 65.1% for the Fall 2013 cohort. While the persistence rate declined slightly for the Fall 2013 cohort, it is higher than the Fall 2010 cohort. Additionally, the persistence rates for the Fall 2013 cohort of Hispanic, African American, Male, and Pell students increased from the Fall 2010 cohort