Talk & Tweet Review the infographics depicting Demographic, Poverty, and Workforce & Economic Development Issues. What strikes you, surprises you? #NLCCommitted2MakeADiff
New Ideas, Directions, Perspectives Focus on Solving Problems Start with the WHY Individuals, Employers, Communities DCCCD as “convener” Improve “Nimbleness” Focus on Non-Consumers Remove obstacles & barriers Allocate resources to targeted programs & initiatives Reclaiming the middle class Lift people out of poverty
North Lake College Blazer Values 2.0 EXCELLENCE INTEGRITY INNOVATION INCLUSIVENESS PERSEVERANCE
Excellence We seek to exceed expectations and achieve exceptional results; foster student success in and outside the classroom; advocate professional development for all our employees; and provide a high quality teaching and learning environment.
Integrity We are committed to the principles of honesty, responsibility, and accountability. We inspire trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words, and communicating with openness and transparency.
Innovation We champion new ideas and encourage creativity and informed risk-taking. Whether it’s a new program or a new process, we strive to continuously deliver outstanding opportunities, with the understanding that forward-thinking agility and nimbleness will shape our best future.
Inclusiveness Our community is built on respect. We appreciate our diversity and believe in the value of varying opinions, perspectives, and styles because this benefits all of us even as it challenges us to grow and think differently. We are kind to those in our community and welcoming to newcomers.
Perseverance We have the tenacity and determination to work as hard and long as it takes to achieve success in spite of obstacles that may stand in our way. We model this grit for our students and for each other.
Which one speaks to you most? A. Excellence B. Integrity C. Innovation D. Inclusiveness
Twitter Challenge What do you think about the values? Weigh in. Anything missing? #BlazerValues The September 2014 Listening Box is dedicated to feedback about our Values.
Happenings SECC Common Book Blazer Effect Leadership transitions Great Colleges survey DCCCD Compensation Study
Special Recognition Chief Drake: Police Department Award Recognition
2014 – 2015 North Lake College District Award Winners
Minnie Stevens Piper Award Nominee Dr. Linda Long, Speech
Excellence in Teaching Award for Adjunct Faculty Dr. Bethany Pereira, Biology
Jean Sharon Griffith Student Development Leadership Award North Lake College Educational Planning Center (De’Aira Holloway, Anabel Juarez, Howard Green, Mitchel James, Leigh Poston, Nadia Rodriguez, Kiara Smith, Kamilah Willis)
Innovation of the Year Trail Blazer Orientation (Virginia Jones, Beth Nikopoulos, Adrienne Settles, Debra Jenson, Emily Turner)