Hello Panelists, Do any of you know whether the $15M in the Governor's budget for the Community College System still includes the Faculty Diversity Initiative? Something that here at BC could be used to fund a Faculty Intern Program to use PhD candidates in the UC system to help teach our overly impacted science courses.
@James, great question - I'll let the panelists respond to the specifics of the budget. I can tell you that BC has secured a small grant to work on this specifically in STEM in partnership with UC Merced. @Maria Wright and @Stephen Waller are working on this.
Thank you Lesley
Yes! BC Nursing is amazing!
Here is the link: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03/how-will-coronavirus-end/608719/
Also uploaded to our website under the "Virtual Forums" Tab.
@VincentFong how do you see the community college playing a role in addressing unemployment.
Thank you for all that you’re doing, Assemblyman Fong!!
Vince you are amazing!
Thank you Assemblyman Fong!
Thank you for your support Assemblyman Fong! You are greatly appreciated!
Thank you, Assemblyman Fong!!! You Are BC! We Are BC!!!
Thank you Vince! Our low income students are having trouble completing their work simply because they cannot afford a laptop or computer. If you could help that would be incredible.
@Lidia Torres, we have launched a Laptop Loaner program. Students can apply here: https://bcstudentlife.wufoo.com/forms/q11jhxj00qyhc80/
Thank you for advocating for nursing students as they transition to full time roles helping our community at large.
Yes, but my students need a computer that can allow them to download large software packages, like AutoCAD and Revit. But thank you for your comment.
thank you assembly member Fong! can you please speak to how rural communities are being served specifically during this pandemic?
@Lidia - I see. We are currently working on this!
Thank you Leslie. :)
WE ARE BC!!!!!!!!
I’ve had a handful of students ask about laptop availability, thank you for this info
Thank you, Dr. Fuller!
@Oliver, send me their info and i can outreach to them as well
Richard Chapman thanks for all you are doing and youor handle on the economy in Bakersfield & Kern County
Mr. Richard Chapman, it's always such a pleasure to hear you speak and hear about how Kern County performs and how you have helped us lead the way for our community.
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"We're gonna need Bakersfield College to lead the way." -Vince Fong. Our BC teams are innovating more than ever. Thank you for taking the time to be with us, Assemblymember Fong!
thank you Mr. Agbalog for looking out for our rural communities!
Yes thank you!
Yes! Thank you!
Mr. Chapman: Thank you for being so supportive of entrepreneurship Jm
Thank you to all of our speakers!
Mr. Agbalog and Senator Fuller have been huge players in BC Early College programs. thanks! we are continuing to push forward to serve our Early College Renegades.
Mr. Agbalog, what pathways specifically would you envision as good fit to met the needs of our rural communities?
Thank you Sonya for bringing other community leaders to this panel. It's been very informative!
We're not out for the count! Woohoo, Romeo! Thank you!
"Bakersfield College has been collaborative. Bakersfield College has been bold." -Romeo Agbalog. Romeo, thank you for speaking directly to our rural communities and our high school students. They are critical to us!
Thank you for to the members of this panel and campus leadership for coordination. This is all extremely informative!!!
For Richard Chapman: how will this impact the development of the Bitwise Industries facility in Bakersfield?
Auto is ready to make it work. Lots of new resources found and been developed in the last two weeks. As we speak my home garage is a production studio to teach auto.
@VincentFong Please advocate on our students' behalf for those needing computers, to Google, Apple, and any others that might be able to help them
"Seeing as how you guys went online first, Bakersfield College can provide some expertise as to how to do it correctly." -Vince Fong. We're definitely still making tweaks and adapting, Assemblymember Fong, but our culture here is to keep pushing the dial forward for our students. So glad to have you speak here today!
Outstanding Panel: can we get funded to get students caught up, maybe pay faculty for an extra week of summer, a catch up session so that students can complete their Incomplete semester grade? For Sonya and for Mr. Fong
Great comments, Trustee Agbalog! Your compassion for others is inspirational!
Thank you sir and thank you to the entire panel!
So proud that our program Nurses can contribute
"Bakersfield College shortening the time frame to complete while maintain the rigor, that's the way of the future." -Jean Fuller. Thank you, Sen. Fuller, for your incredible collaboration with Bakersfield College! You have helped us become part of that innovation!
Thank you Senator Fuller
@ChrisGlaser, Auto has made our semesters 8 week semester formats. It is more work yes but it is working out super well for our students. There feed back is they wish the other GE classes could do the same.
Thank you, excellent panel!
Samantha Pulido | Bakersfield College (Public)
Thank you to BC - and to the panel for keeping us all informed and working hard to ensure that this community has everything it needs to be successful.
Thank you all! We are BC!
Samantha Pulido | Bakersfield College (Public)
WE ARE BC!
Wear a mask!
we are bc
That was really good. Thank you!