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Upcoming Events At-a-Glance

Spring 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Spring 2019 Institutional Flex Day
Check-in @ the Pavilion - 8am
Thursday, March 21, 2019
11:15 am - 12:35 pm
Equity Brown Bag
LS 101
Tuesday, March 26, 20192:30 - 4:00 pmEquity SpeaksThe Center
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
UndocuAlly Webinar
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UndocuAlly Training
Friday, March 29, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FSI 2018 Alumni-only Webinar with Veronica Neal: "Centering Equity from the Start of the Semester"
FSI 2018 Alumni Only

*All events take place in The Center (Room M104) unless otherwise specified.

The Center is located in M104, near Reprographics. Drop by M-F 9am to 4pm. Room Reservations Available. Email thecenter@smc.edu

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What's New in The Center?

The Center for Teaching Excellence concluded its 6th annual Faculty Summer Institute. The 34 faculty who attended came from 16 different departments, both adjunct and full-time, and ranged from brand new hires all the way to 19 years with SMC.

The camaraderie and sense of community is already strong with this year's group. We look forward to having them involved in this year's events, along with 171 of their fellow FSI alumni from past years.

Want to attend FSI in 2019?

Keep an eye out for FSI announcements from The Center in late April or Early May. In the meantime, attend one of the many Center-sponsored campus workshops and get to know us!


"Toward Equity: An Interactive Guide for Santa Monica College Faculty"

SMC Faculty curated a guide filled with helpful tips, case studies, and classroom practices, "Toward Equity: An Interactive Guide for Santa Monica College Faculty" will help you:

"EQUITIZE" your teaching practices

  • Develop equitable curriculum & syllabi
  • Create equitable student and self-assessments
  • Engage in self-reflection so that you can become an SMC Equity Champion!

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Artwork by Sara Brewer, 2018

Equity and Diversity Committee members:
Sara Brewer, Communications
Kevin Chicas, Communications
Chanté DeLoach, Psychology
Angelica Duran, English
Kathleen Motoike, English
Mark Tomasic, Dance
Amber Urrutia, Philosophy and Social Sciences

Data Coach 2018-19 Program Flier  

Data Coaching

We’ve Just Certified 12 new Data Coaches!

The Center for Teaching Excellence, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research and the Office of Workforce and Economic Development, is offering this exciting professional development opportunity called “Data Coach”!

The Data Coach Program aims to build the research and data capacity of the College by providing faculty intensive training to become certified Data Coaches. As a Data Coach, faculty receive a minimum of 12 hours of training on how to access, analyze, and utilize data for program review, departmental planning, grants, and other college processes. They then “coach” their fellow faculty to get the most of the data available.

Group and Individual Data Coaching Sessions will be available in Spring!

In the meantime, check out our website to see who’s coaching this year.

Visit the Data Coach Homepage