President Carlos Cortez
July 24, 2020

SDCE received confirmation for the mid-cycle one-day accreditation visit, which will be held in spring on April 29, 2021. The Classified Professional Online Professional Development Collaborative (ODPC) Workgroup has hosted a series of webinars highlighting SDCE programs and services. Each of these live webinars is recorded, and available via the SDCE Classified Senate YouTube page.

SDCE Outreach distributed details about the City of San Diego Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help students understand the program and how to apply. SDCE's Immigrant Support Program hosted a student community forum about managing stress during a global health pandemic.

This week, Vice President Star Rivera-Lacey, Ph.D., began participation in the Aspen Institutes' College Excellence Program.

As a reminder, ongoing town hall meetings are being held to help SDCE identify actionable agenda items and steps we can take as an organization to move toward greater understanding, connection, and compassion and provide equity for SDCE students. Thank you to those who have been participating. I encourage all to join the next meeting, The Community Voice: Courageous Conversations about Education on August 12, 2020, at noon. You may RSVP to

The third of four powerful professional development readings is attached. I encourage you to read Racism, College, and the Power of Words: Racial Microaggressions Reconsidered by Julie Minikel-Lacocque.

Please continue to share pictures or short clips of your workspace, and of how overall work-life has changed to accommodate remote and online teaching and support, managing your family, your home space, and your well-being. Please use this link to upload your photos and short videos.

Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe.


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