Niki Whiteside recently visited Beijing Normal University to present at the US-China Smart Education Conference. She was among 10 college and university representatives invited to attend. Topics at the conference included Learning Activity Design and Blended Learning, Information-based University Human Resource Establishment and Management, Artificial Intelligence and Application in Education, and Professional Development of University Teachers in Digital Era.
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Mark Johnson, San Jacinto College North Campus Dean of Business and Technology and Open Educational Resource (OER) Degree Project Director, recently attended SXSWedu in Austin to participate as a panelist in the OER debate session, “A Debate on ‘Open’ Educational Resources: Trendy? Sure, But Are They Viable for the Long Haul?” hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The debate featured publishers and leaders of the open-resources community on the pros and cons of this growing movement. The discussion focused on asking how the approach aims to save students money and whether that comes at some educational cost.
Featured panelists included:
Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Peter Cohen, Group President, U.S. Education Group, McGraw Hill Education
Cheryl Costantini, Vice President, Content Strategy, Cengage Learning
Mark Johnson, Dean, Business and Technology & OER Degree Grant Initiative Project Director, San Jacinto College
Kim Thanos, Founder & CEO, Lumen Learning
Members of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, administration and faculty organization made the trip to Washington D.C. – and braved the blizzard – to attend the announcement of the 2017 Aspen Prize. San Jacinto College was named a Rising Star recipient as one of the top five community colleges in the country. You can read more about that, and hear why the Aspen Institute selected San Jacinto College for the Rising Star award, on our website. (More …)
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At the annual Webb Society state convention, held in conjunction with the 121st annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the South Campus did well! Two students were published in this year’s edition of Touchstone, a refereed journal of TSHA: John Michael Hoke for “’Protesting an Existing Intellectual Vacuum:’ The Early History of Houston’s Alley Theatre” and David Cook for “History of Surf Culture in Texas.” Both students wrote their papers as part of their class work in Honors program classes. John Michael also presented his paper at the conference—one of only two undergraduates on the entire program.
Later at the awards presentation, two Honors students won awards for their research papers in Texas History: Alena Johnston won first place (and $400) for “Denton Cooley Trailblazer in Cardiac Surgery” while Gerardo Nunez won third place (and $150) for “The 1966 University of Texas Tower Shooting: How it Changed the View of Mass Shootings.” Finally the South Campus Webb Society chapter won the Chapter of the Year award. Dr. Abbie Grubb is the lead sponsor of the Webb Society.
On Feb. 22nd, SPCH 1315 Honors students, under the supervision of South Campus Speech Honors Professor Cristina Doda Cárdenas, attended a dynamic presentation entitled: “The Legacy of Japanese American Internment and Muslim American Discrimination Today” at the Asia Society Texas Center. The panelists for the event were: our own San Jacinto College Dr. Abbie L. Grubb, South Campus Honors Coordinator, whose doctoral dissertation from Rice University was entitled “The Internment of Memory: Forgetting and Remembering the Japanese American Experience During World War II’ in which she traced how the Japanese American confinement and military service were ignored in the first decades after WWII but gradually came to light through individual efforts; and Mr. Mustafa Tameez, Founder and Managing Director of Outreach Strategists LLC, a bipartisan public affairs firm and named as one of five political players to watch in Texas by Texas Monthly. Ms. Donna Fujimoto Cole, President and CEO of Cole Chemical (More …)
The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees recognized several employees and an industry partner at the meeting on Monday, March 6.
Twenty-five San Jacinto College students and faculty recently visited Golden Acres Elementary in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The group read Dr. Seuss books to kindergarten, first and second-grade students.
Top row: Tori Hill, Patricia Romero, Cristina Salazar, Jazmin Cisneros, Katia Rodriguez, Brenda Galvan, Christy Copeland, Paula Randolph, Lauren Flurry, Emily Stout and Tammi Rice.
Bottom row: Dr. Judith Maima, Madeleine Degan, Laury Garcia, Nancy Marroquin, Laura Velasquez, Suliema Soledad, Mikayla Reyes, Jade Grimes, Darian Schwerdtfeger, Maria Vega, Lexi Thomson, Linda Rodrigues and Patricia Steinke.
On Feb. 15, 2017, the San Jacinto College South Campus students and employees experienced a powerful introduction to Dr. Cherry Ross Gooden’s educational presentation on the 2017 theme for Black History Month: The Crisis in Black Education. Dr. Gooden opened her presentation by delivering Jewel Diamond Taylor’s “I’m not giving my Black back” poem entirely by memory and delivered with impeccable oratory style. Dr. Gooden then went on to provide students with a thought provoking presentation which asked students to critically think and value the opportunities that education affords them. Some of the powerful quotations Dr. Gooden used to exemplify the value of education to the audience were by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, father of Black History Month and Frederick Douglas, abolitionist. Dr. Woodson’s words “When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary,” resonated with several students as did Frederick Douglas’s words: “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” Those attending the luncheon enjoyed a wonderful and delicious meal prepared the by the San Jacinto College North Campus Culinary Arts students supervised by Chef Tim Banks. Those in attendance feasted on the homemade meal comprised of tender smoked chicken, fried and flaky catfish, comforting chicken and dumplings, savory collard greens, creamy macaroni and cheese, buttery and cinnamon flavored yams, moist cornbread, sweet tea to drink and for a sweet finish- their popular award-winning peach cobbler. There were more than 90 attendees for the event. The South Campus Black History Month Committee works in conjunction with the San Jacinto College Diversity Council.
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