A Taste of MiraCosta
Theme: Growth and Collaboration
Mini-Conference and Luncheon
Friday, November 9, 2012
8:30-9:00 Check-in/continental breakfast at Aztlan B meeting room, Student Center, Building 3400
Student Parking lots are available for guest parking. The closest parking to Aztlan B is 3B. To download the Oceanside Campus map, please click here.
9:00-10:25 Workshop Sessions
Click on the workshop titles for description and presenter information
|Classroom 3501||Classroom 3504||Classroom 3511|
Session I 9:00-9:25
|Service Learning and Volunteer Opportunities||Adult High School (AHS) Program: What’s New?||The California Dream ACT and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA|
Session II 9:30-9:55
|Career Exploration Career Exploration at MiraCosta||Financial Aid at MiraCosta College||Are your Seniors Ready for College?|
Session III 10:00-10:25
|Summer Bridge and Student Support Services||Programs & Services Supporting English Language Learners|
10:30-11:00 Dean's Discussion at Aztlan B meeting room
Gilbert Hermosillo, Dean of Admissions and Student Support & Dr. Wendy Stewart, Dean of Counseling & Student Development
The Dean’s discuss the effect of new regulations on high school students and why a community college education makes sense before transfer to a 4-year institution. Dean Gilbert Hermosillo will discuss current and new regulations affecting concurrent high school students. Dean Wendy Stewart will discuss the relationship of MiraCosta with our 4-year partners and opportunities for students coming to MiraCosta to transfer. The discussion will also address the impact of the state budget on both 4-year and 2-year institutions and how this may impact your students and how you advise them.
11:05-12:10 Campus Tour
Click on the Tour A, B, C links for the description and faculty information:
|Tour A||Tour B||Tour C|
|Child Development Center||Music Department||Drafting/Architecture|
|Horticulture Department||Library Services||Allied Health|
|Automotive Technology||Allied Health||Art Department|
12:15-1:15 Luncheon at Aztlan B meeting room
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lise Flocken, MiraCosta Transfer Center Director
Dr. Flocken has worked in higher education for 26 years. The first part of her career was teaching engineering and mathematics at private schools as well as Palomar College. She kept asking students why they were taking a math course and if they had a plan for their education. This was the first realization Lise had that she was not done with school! She went back to school to earn a doctorate degree and her license to work as a counselor at the community college level. She continued her work as a math teacher while working for general counseling, EOPS, and the Transfer Center at Palomar College. In 2002, she joined the MiraCosta faculty and then transitioned to the position of Faculty Director of the Transfer Center. Dr. Flocken is currently the advocate for transfer students at MiraCosta, and also represents Region 10 (all community colleges south of Camp Pendleton) at the state level.
1:15-1:25 Survey & Opportunity Drawing
1:30 Conference Closes
Workshop Session I (9:00-9:25)
Service Learning and Volunteer Opportunities
Presented by: Carol Wilkinson, Services Learning Coordinator
Join Carol Wilkinson for an informative look at MiraCosta’s Service Learning Program. Through meaningful service opportunities, students enhance classroom learning while making valuable contributions to the community. Come hear about this exciting program and how it benefits students, college and the community.
Adult High School (AHS) Program: What’s New?
Presented by: Denise Plante, Counselor; Steve Wezniak, Math Instructor; Angela Senigaglia, English Instructor/AHS Department & Julie Cord, AHS Dept. Chair. Here’s an opportunity to keep current with what’s happening in MiraCosta’s Adult High School Diploma Program (AHSDP). Counselors will receive a tour of our updated website as we review registration procedures, diploma requirements, our new English course offerings, and demonstrate how to access course outlines through WebCMS.
The California Dream ACT and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Presented by Yesenia Balcazar, Student Services Coordinator, Extended Opportunity Programs & Services
This workshop will cover the types of financial assistance for incoming seniors who are of AB540 status can consider applying for. The second half of the workshop will cover the three basic “need to know” topics when assisting high school students who want to consider applying for the DACA program. A guest speaker/attorney will provide Q & A session at the end.
Workshop Session II (9:30-9:55)
Career Exploration Career Exploration at MiraCosta
Presented by Kit Hudnutt, Career Services/Internship Coordinator & Robbi Rosen, Career Counselor Come discover MiraCosta’s Career Center and it’s many resources including; career counseling and assessment, one-on-one & online workshops, as well as credit course options. Learn about the career resources available in the Center and how your students can take advantage of them.
Financial Aid at MiraCosta College
Presented by Sokhea Nou, Financial Aid Technician
This presentation will detail all the different types of financial aid available for new and continuing community college students year-round. You will also be updated on California state programs, federal grants, loans, and work study.
Are your Seniors Ready for College?
Presented by Barbara Greenstein, Testing Coordinator
How well are your students prepared for MiraCosta mathematics and English courses? Learn how your high school seniors performed on our mathematics and English placement exams taken during the Matriculation in a Day in 2012. We will provide you with reports on placement results for your high school seniors and how your school compared with other area high schools.
Workshop Session III (10:00-10:25)
Programs & Services Supporting English Language Learners
Presented by Mary Gross, Department Chair, Credit ESL & American College English Programs
Many high school students, particularly English Language Learners, need additional support and assistance as they transition to higher education and the demands of college level coursework. Come learn about how the Credit ESL program has collaborated with local feeder high school's ELD coordinators as well as a number of MiraCosta's Student Support Services to design an innovative, engaging, and even award-winning program to assist students make a successful transition to college.
Summer Bridge and Student Support Services
Presented by Don Love, Associate Counselor Umoja/EOPS/CalWORKS & Larry Burns, EOPS Counselor
The Umoja and Summer Bridge Programs are open to all students but are specifically designed to address the retention, persistence and success of African ancestry students. An Afro-centric focus is presented throughout the program which builds academic resilience and enables students to see themselves within a positive historical and cultural context that values the traditions, wisdom, accomplishments, suffering and perseverance from the past to positively impact their lives and community.
CTE Free College Credit for High School Students
Presented by Mimi Lively, CTE Transitions
Through articulated classes high school students earn free college credit and start their college transcript at the same time. Come learn which of your high school classes are articulated and how easy it is to develop new articulation agreements.
Child Development Center Presented by Sheri Schonleber, Child Development Center Director Visit our state of the art Children's Center and see how the program is preparing students to work in the field of Child Development. The Center includes an observation room, where parents and program students can view the children through a one way window.
Horticulture Department Presented by Claire Ehrlinger, Full-Time Faculty Learn what the Horticulture program is doing to prepare college students to obtain the practical skills and scientific background necessary to compete in this field.
Automotive Technology Presented by Arnoldo Williams, Full-Time Faculty Come see what our Automotive Technology program is doing to prepare students for a number of state licenses and certifications to become competitive in this industry. See the diagnostic equipments used to train students for entry-level automotive technician positions and also provide training for those already employed in the industry.
Music Program Presented by Christy Coobatis, Full-Time Faculty Find out the diverse programs offer to students inspiring to pursue a career in the music industry. See the college's recording studios with top-of-the-line technology and experience how the programs provide opportunities for music and non-music majors.
Library Services Presented by Myla Stokes Kelly & Glorian Sipman, Full-Time Faculty The MiraCosta College library offers a wealth of resources to help with research. Today’s student is very good at surfing the Internet, but not equipped to do academic research. See what the Library is doing to help students become great researchers!
Allied Health Presented by Denise Omitt, Instructional Associate Careers in the health care industry are in high demand, and MiraCosta College offers top rate intensive programs in Nursing and Surgical Technology. See the Nursing lab to find out what college students are learning to get prepared for this exciting field.
Drafting/Architecture Program Presented by Paul Clarke, Full-Time Faculty Participants in this session will meet faculty and staff from the Design Department and learn about the new and updated certificates in architectural design, mechanical design, engineering design graphics, and computer-aided drafting and design. Design faculty will share about new articulation agreements with UC Berkeley and new courses in architectural history, 3D modeling and prototyping, and portfolio and presentation. The student led Engineering, Architecture, and Design Club will showcase current club activities, including the grant-funded sustainable vertical garden now under construction. The session will conclude with a brief tour of the CAD, architecture, engineering, and rapid prototyping labs, along with a quick look at the new mobile chicken coop, design pavilion, and other student projects. We look forward to meeting you!
Allied Health Presented by Denise Omitt, Instructional Associate Nursing Careers in the health care industry are in high demand, and MiraCosta College offers top rate intensive programs in Nursing and Surgical Technology. See the Nursing lab to find out what college students are learning to get prepared for this exciting field.
Art Department Presented by Dean Ramos, Full-Time Faculty There are many specializations in the Art field from painting to digital photography. Come see what the Art program is doing to prepare students for a major in art or art history, to meet general education requirements or for personal growth.
Jonathan Gómez, Coordinator, 760.795.6894
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