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Tim McGrath

Tim McGrath
Vice President, Instruction

Classified Staff

Mila Zagyanskiy
619-388-2755
mzagyans@sdccd.edu
Office: A-103
Mailbox: A-104

Brandon Terrell
619-388-2755
bterrell@sdccd.edu
Office: A-103
Mailbox: A-104

Arlis Svedberg
619-388-2931
asvedber@sdccd.edu
Office: A-110
Mailbox: A-110

Jeannette Leon
619-388-2527
jleon@sdccd.edu
Office: A-103
Mailbox: A-104

Evening Staff

Evening Supervisor
Steve Manczuk,
Office: 619/388-2463
Cell: 619/928-7239

Senior Assistant
Brandon Terrell
Cell: 619/921-0908

students in Social and Behavoiral Science Building

Office of  Instruction

Deans' Council

Purpose

The Deans' Council coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Division of Instruction and develops near and mid-term plans for instructional activities and initiatives.

Activities of concern include but are not limited to: Catalog and Schedule Development, Curriculum, Enrollment Management, Accreditation, Athletics, Research, Articulation, Tutoring, Faculty Hiring, Faculty Evaluation, Basic Skills, Student Learning Outcomes, Program Review, Instructional Technology, Distance Education, Instructional Equipment and Library Materials (IELM), New and Adjunct Faculty Orientation, Classroom Assignment, Staff Development, and Flex.

The Deans' Council provides management representatives from the Division of Instruction to serve on various campus committees.  Whenever necessary, the Council invites representatives from Administrative Services and/or Student Services divisions to attend Council meetings to resolve particular areas of mutual concern or to provide a forum for all-management training.

Members of the Deans' Council participate on an individual basis in many campus-wide activities, committees, and ad-hoc committees and report on those activities to the Council as a whole.

  Articulation Office


Basic Skills Initiative 

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Basic Skills Mission and Goals

Mission

Our college provides a comprehensive developmental education program that integrates instruction and student services to prepare a diverse student population for success in transfer-level courses, four-year degree and certificate programs. Faculty and staff work together to help students build community, knowledge, and skills they need to achieve their academic and career goals.

College Goals

  • To increase retention, success, progress, and persistence in basic skills courses
  • To provide institutional support to students who need basic skills instruction
  • To provide professional development that fosters a productive learning environment for students who need basic skills instruction
  • To collect, analyze data, and apply findings for future planning.

Instructional Goals

  • To develop reading, writing, ESOL, and math skills necessary for success in college-level courses
  • To develop the study skills, self-awareness, and interpersonal skills necessary for success in college-level courses
  • To increase awareness and utilization of support services available
  • To develop the technology skills necessary for success in college-level courses

2013-2014
  • Chair, Vice President, Instruction: Tim McGrath
  • Dean, Arts and Languages, Leslie Shimazaki
  • Dean, Business and Technology: Danene Brown
  • Dean, Health Sciences/Public Services: Margie Fritch
  • Dean, Humanities: Dr. Andrew MacNeill
  • Interim Dean, Learning Resources and Technology: Dr. David Fierro
  • Dean, Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Dr. Saeid Eidgahy
  • Dean, Physical Education, Health Education and Athletics: Dave Evans
  • Dean, Social/Behavioral Sciences and Multicultural Studies: Dr. Charles Zappia

Purpose

The Deans' Council coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Division of Instruction and develops near and mid-term plans for instructional activities and initiatives.

Activities of concern include but are not limited to: Catalog and Schedule Development, Curriculum, Enrollment Management, Accreditation, Athletics, Research, Articulation, Tutoring, Faculty Hiring, Faculty Evaluation, Basic Skills, Student Learning Outcomes, Program Review, Instructional Technology, Distance Education, Instructional Equipment and Library Materials (IELM), New and Adjunct Faculty Orientation, Classroom Assignment, Staff Development, and Flex.

The Deans' Council provides management representatives from the Division of Instruction to serve on various campus committees.  Whenever necessary, the Council invites representatives from Administrative Services and/or Student Services divisions to attend Council meetings to resolve particular areas of mutual concern or to provide a forum for all-management training.

Members of the Deans' Council participate on an individual basis in many campus-wide activities, committees, and ad-hoc committees and report on those activities to the Council as a whole.

Meetings

Wednesday; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Membership

  • Chair, Vice President of Instruction
  • Dean, Arts and Languages
  • Dean, Business, Computer Studies & Technologies
  • Dean, Health Sciences/Public Health
  • Dean, Humanities
  • Dean, Learning Resources & Instructional Support
  • Dean, Math and Natural Sciences
  • Dean, Physical Education, Health Education & Athletics
  • Dean, Social/Behavioral Sciences & Multicultural Studies
  • Dean, Instructional Services, Resource Development and Research
  • Academic Senate Representative (Ex-Officio)

Career Technical Education (CTE) Perkins Committee

Purpose:

1. Monitor and ensure College's Perkins projects are in compliance with district, state, and federal requirements and that they are reflective of the region's vocational and technical educational needs.

2. Make recommendations to the President's Cabinet concerning budget allocations and activities for Perkins projects.


2014-2015

Chair:

  • Margie Fritch, Dean, Health Sciences and Public Service

Deans (2 Representatives):

  • Danene  Brown, Dean, Business and Technology
  • David Fierro, Interim Dean, Learning Resources and Technology

Faculty (6 representatives):

  • Karen Schneiter Williams
  • Tonya Whitfield
  • Todd Curran
  • N. Scott Robinson
  • Tina Recalde
  • Howard Eskew

Classified (1 Representative):

  • Virginia Enriquez

Ex-officio (Non Voting):

  • Tim McGrath, Vice President, Instruction

Purpose

1. Monitor and ensure College's Perkins projects are in compliance with district, state, and federal requirements and that they are reflective of the region's vocational and technical educational needs.

2. Make recommendations to the President's Cabinet concerning budget allocations and activities for Perkins projects.

Meetings

Once in the fall semester or as needed to review progress for funded projects, and issues related to economic development initiatives.

Twice in the spring semester or as needed to review proposed projects for funding, and to determine allocations.

Membership

Three (3) year term limits for Faculty

Dean, Health Sciences and Public Service

Administrative

  • 2 Representatives

Faculty

  • 6 Representatives (5 Vocational Education, 1 Non-Vocational)

Classified

  • 1 Representative

Ex-officio (Non Voting)

  • Vice President of Instruction

Catalog Committee

Purpose

A sub-committee of the San Diego Mesa College Curriculum Review Committee, the Catalog Sub-Committee recognizes the catalog as a legal document which provides students, faculty, staff and other educational institutions information regarding academic policies, degree and certificate programs, course offerings, curricula for transfer to baccalaureate institutions, and student services. The primary purpose of the committee is to coordinate the yearly update of the college catalog and to ensure that the contents are accurate, clear and useful.

2012-2013

Co-chairs (2):

  • Charlotta Robertson, Acting Dean, Instructional Services
  • Paul Sykes, Professor of Biology

Administrative (1 representative):

  • Tim McGrath, Vice President of Instruction

Faculty (4 representatives):

  • Michelle (Toni) Parsons, Curriculum Review Committee Co-Chair
  • Kai Wong, Professor of Physics
  • Leroy Johnson, Counselor
  • Paula Hjorth-Gustin, Professor of Chemistry

Classified (4 representatives):

  • Arlis Svedberg, Administrative Technician
  • Jane Ponce, President's Office
  • Ivonne Alvarez, Admissions
  • Vacant

District Liaison (1 representative):

  • Shelly Hess, Dean of Curriculum and Instructional Services

Ex Officio (2 representatives):

  • Jeff Mills, Systems Support Analyst, District Instructional Services
  • Nazhat Yousif, District Student Services

Student (1 representative):

  • Martin Pollak, Associated Student Government Representative

Purpose

A sub-committee of the San Diego Mesa College Curriculum Review Committee, the Catalog Sub-Committee recognizes the catalog as a legal document which provides students, faculty, staff and other educational institutions information regarding academic policies, degree and certificate programs, course offerings, curricula for transfer to baccalaureate institutions, and student services. The primary purpose of the committee is to coordinate the yearly update of the college catalog and to ensure that the contents are accurate, clear and useful. It is preferred that the members of the committee possess curriculum committee experience.

The following are the specific duties of the committee:

• Coordinate the review of assigned catalog sections (i.e. – General Information, Student Services, Academic Information and Regulations, Transfer Guide).

• Serve as a liaison between the reviewers assigned to the primary sections and the catalog committee co-chairs.

• Serve as a liaison to Mesa Deans and Department Chairs in Instruction and Student Services.

• Serve as a liaison to District Instructional and Student Services.

• Ensure that catalog update/revision deadlines are met.

• Ensure that curriculum policies and procedures are followed.

• Consult with appropriate individual(s) when specific information is required relative to the catalog.

Meetings

Minimum of one meeting per semester.

Membership

Co-Chairs (2)

• Dean, Instructional Services

• Articulation Officer or Academic Senate Representative

Administrative: Deans/Managers/Supervisors (1 representative)

• Vice President of Instruction or designee

Faculty (4 representatives)

• Arts and Sciences

• Career and Technical Education

• Curriculum Review Committee Co-Chair

• Student Services

Classified (4 representatives)

District Liaison (1 representative)

• District Instructional Services

Ex-Officio (2 representatives)

• District Instructional Services

• District Student Services

Student (1 representative)

• Student


Class Schedule Development  


Curriculum Review Committee  


Evening Duty

Evening Supervisor will be called by faculty reporting evening absences after 4pm and the evening supervisor will then contact the appropriate Dean/Administrative staff of evening faculty absences through e-mail.

Instructors reporting absences should also email/call their appropriate Dean/Administrative staff the next day and submit the  leave of absence paperwork .

Evening Supervisor will be contacted by Dean/Administrative staff to post absence notices for evening classrooms.