News Article | May 9, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Granite Technical Institute Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to see where students start in the Utah Aerospace Pathways program before moving on to related courses at Salt Lake Community College and elsewhere. DeVos is expected to meet with officials from Granite, SLCC and local industries related to the Aerospace Pathways program at the Institute, 2500 South State Street in Salt Lake City. Since 2015, the Aerospace Pathways program has been providing Utah students the opportunity to graduate high school with a certificate in aerospace manufacturing and begin a career in that field. The first semester (60 hours of study) of the program takes place in high schools while the second semester (48 hours of study) is held at Salt Lake Community College and Davis Applied Technology College. Students also participate in paid internships during their senior year of high school. Coursework includes composite manufacturing, basic metrology, tool usage and safety, environmental health, precision measuring instruments, organization awareness, applied mathematics and reading. Upon completion of the program and after passing pre-employment requirements, students can work for program industry partners Boeing, Harris, Hexcel, Hill Air Force Base, Janicki or Orbital ATK. Jobs at these employers are considered to provide “family-sustaining” wages and, in some cases, include tuition reimbursement programs for continued education after working for the company for at least one year. Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20. Granite School District is the third largest school district in the state of Utah, serving more than 67,000 K-12 students in 90 schools throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Granite offers students a myriad of educational pathways that cater to interests, goals and needs. Teachers in Granite receive ongoing professional development to help them prepare students for college, career and life in the 21st century world. The district has been nationally recognized for its new teacher mentoring program, industry partnerships, and unique approaches to help all students succeed.
News Article | May 9, 2017
Join us on The Been There Done That Show Saturday 6pm streaming live on the internet www.beentheredonethatshow.com You Don't want miss this show ! -- Kelee Love is a Self-Love/Relationship Life Coach, and Spiritual mentor for women. She has been working unofficially as a mentor for many years, even before she entered Recovery, but recently started a Life Coaching Business in Oct 2016 with her skill set. She has a background in business coaching / mentoring and studied Sociology and Psychology at Salt Lake Community College.She is a natural born leader and teacher and believes it's her mission in life to guide women to find their own truths and cultivate a relationship with self and their Creator. Her vision is to empower women by guiding them through their own transformation process, and that can be through Recovery, or any type of life change. She gives freely of her time and resources with her coaching or any one that comes asking for help by providing free or low cost resources.In 2017 she has had two sold out workshops, and several 1:1 coaching clients. Her most recent accomplishment is her Online Group Coaching; Self-Love School was sold out within a week of the first offering. It has been going on since the beginning of April and the women in her Online Class are transforming into their best selves!In her free time, she enjoys road trips, meditation, reading, yoga, exercise and writing and spending time with loved ones. She has taken up hiking the last few years and is still a beginner, but absolutely loves it. Her main passion in life is to be of service to others, especially other women.Kelee Love, is a Spiritual Teacher/Student, as well as Life Coach/Mentor. My passion is to help other women TRANSFORM their lives through the use of Practical Universal Spiritual Principles. She helps her clients discover the core beliefs that have been keeping them stuck and provide tools and skills in order to successfully face their life problems. During the live broadcast, of The Been There Done That Show www.beentheredonethatshow.com Kelee will explre the topic of "Self-Love, the Untold Blessing of Recovery" This is a show you don't want to miss. Call in at (718) 766-4707, ask Kelee a question, or make a comment on the topic. Join us Saturday May 13, 2017 6pm steaming live on the internet. Be a voice of Recovery!
News Article | May 11, 2017
Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems and software, today announced the recipients of its 2017 Spark Something Great Educational Grant. The winners, selected from a record 119 grant applications, represent ten high schools, vocational schools, and community colleges from throughout North America. In its third year, the grant program aims to get the latest plasma technology into schools so the next generation of metalworkers can train on the equipment they will find once entering the workforce. Each school will receive a Hypertherm Powermax45 XP plasma system, Hypertherm’s AWS SENSE approved “Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice” curriculum kit, and in-person training from a Hypertherm industrial cutting expert. “We are excited to get our systems into the hands of students who would not have the opportunity to learn plasma without a program like this,” said Betsy Van Duyne, who manages Hypertherm’s educational program. “Of particular note this year, none of our 10 grant recipients had a working plasma so it’s gratifying to know these students can now cut, gouge, and mark using a system as versatile as the Powermax45 XP.” The 2017 Spark Something Great grant recipients are as follows: 1. Judith Nyman Secondary School - Brampton, ON (Canada) 2. Universidad Tecnológica del Centro de Veracruz - Cuitláhuac, Veracruz (Mexico) 3. Escambia County High School - Atmore, AL 4. Magazine High School - Magazine, AR 5. Alamosa High School - Alamosa, CO 6. Zane Trace High School - Chillicothe, OH 7. Central High School - Independence, OR 8. Salt Lake Community College - Salt Lake City, UT 9. Auburn High School - Auburn, WA 10. Magnolia High School - New Martinsville, WV In addition to its Spark Something Great Grant, Hypertherm supports schools by offering educational discounts to both teachers and students, and by making all ten hours of its plasma curriculum available for free download to teachers. To date, teachers from more than 1,200 schools have acquired the lesson plans helping standardize the teaching of plasma cutting to thousands of students. Hypertherm also offers its ProNest for Education program which places its ProNest CAD/CAM nesting software in schools. Since launching the program last spring, Hypertherm has donated 41 ProNest packages valued at more than $6 million dollars. Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back nearly 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company, consistently named a best place to work, has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide. Learn more at http://www.hypertherm.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin was one of nine women honored at the fourth annual Utah Women’s Leadership Celebration held at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Zions Bank and the Sundance Institute collaborate each year for the event to honor women for their talent and leadership in various fields. Huftalin received the “Leadership in Education” award. “What an honor to be recognized alongside such remarkable women,” Huftalin said. Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson presented Huftalin and others with the awards in Park City during the annual festival, which draws thousands of filmmakers, volunteers and moviegoers from around the world. Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 61,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.
News Article | March 2, 2017
Salt Lake Community College opened the doors Wednesday to its new Dumke Center for STEM Learning on its flagship Taylorsville Redwood Campus. SLCC made room for the 6,000 square-foot, two-story Center by renovating part of its Science and Industry Building. SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin explained to onlookers about the colorful, long homemade DNA sequence she was about to cut to officially mark the Center’s opening. “When you’re starting a STEM learning center, you can’t just have a ribbon,” Huftalin said. She noted how the new space embraces learning and engagement and showcases a “community” approach to STEM education. “I’m so anxious to come in here on a Monday morning and listen to the energy that’s being created in the room by the students who are trying to figure out different problems in science, math and engineering,” she added. It’s anticipated that the Center will receive about 10,000 visits per spring and fall semesters for students seeking free tutoring and advising or areas for studying, workshops and collaboration. Thirty-three percent ($397,139) of the construction project was funded with federal money from the Department of Education and 67% ($802,861) by non-governmental sources. “Now with an open space like this, any student came come in and share these resources with anyone,” said SLCC student Miguel Ruiz Carpio, a STEM scholarship recipient majoring in electrical engineering. “It’s going to bring all of us together so that we can push one another to achieve our dreams, to achieve happiness and to keep on pursuing the help that our families need.” Carpio and other SLCC students indirectly benefited from the Center by winning STEM scholarships that were funded by a National Science Foundation grant, noted Craig Caldwell, dean of the SLCC School of Science, Math and Engineering. “That grant would not have come without the investment in this center,” Caldwell said. “They pay attention when a community buys into a vision.” The vision for the Center culminated in three offices for its director and two advisors, two workshop rooms, two study rooms, a large open space for tutoring, kitchen and reception areas, computers on both levels and spaces for students to take breaks. “One of SLCC’s institutional priorities is to develop new approaches to supporting, assessing and improving achievement in mathematics and science,” said Jose Crespo, director of the Center. “Along with the other STEM learning centers located on different campuses, this new center will result in more effective tutoring and learning support for all math and science students.” SLCC plans to expand the Center with a third level for hosting seminars and STEM professionals and expanded services for students. A major donation to fund construction of the Center came from the Katherine W. Dumke and Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Foundation. Dumke board member Scott Thornton was on hand for the opening. “I can’t believe how well utilized every nook and cranny is,” Thornton said. “I think it’s going to be really exciting to see how the students use this space going forward.” Additional funding from private sources included the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and Jeff Nelson. Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 61,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre, as part of its Backstage at the Grand series, will produce a professional production of William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors Feb. 3 – 25. Jamie Rocha Allan, who worked at London’s Globe Theatre, will be directing this production, which is the first Shakespeare play produced by the Grand Theatre. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers. When they encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities issues. The hysterical Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's early plays, and it is the Bard’s shortest and one of his most farcical comedies. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.thegrandtheatrecompany.com. Backstage at the Grand productions provide a more intimate setting, with seating on stage that puts viewers close to the actors and entertainers. The landmark Grand Theatre is a 1,100-seat venue located at Salt Lake Community College’s historic South City Campus, home of the innovative and state-of-the-industry Center for Arts & Media at 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City. The theatre dates back to the 1930s when it was part of South High School, which SLCC purchased in 1989, a year after the school closed. The Grand Theatre began offering productions that year and has since with great care and expense retained its Depression-era charm and attraction while also incorporating the latest technology in lighting and sound. The theatre is also an official screening venue for the annual Sundance Film Festival. Every season the Grand is host to award-winning theatre and dance productions and concerts that attract arts enthusiasts from all along the Wasatch Front.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 909.44K | Year: 2010
This project is creating a faculty and industry mentored, student-run contract manufacturing organization known as STUDENTfacturED. Through this organization, students master competencies essential to biomanufacturing by preparing products that are needed by the community college biotechnology program, and neighboring high school biology and biotechnology programs. Both high school biotechnology and community college students, and students in the community colleges School of Business work within this organization. Mixing students from the Biomanufacturing programs with students from the School of Business allow each set to learn from the other, thereby deepening the learning of all involved.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCED TECH EDUCATION PROG | Award Amount: 819.42K | Year: 2016
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) will develop new competency-based, open-entry, open-exit program for their biotechnology credentials, complemented by an open lab during extended evening and weekend hours. This will allow SLCC to offer students and incumbent workers opportunities for flexible scheduling and accelerated program completion. The benefits to students will be reduced costs and enhanced well-being, especially for students who have families and jobs. Complementing the project is a targeted effort to recruit underserved populations. Working with the local biotechnology industry through an advisory board, the curriculum will be tailored to the needs of local employers to ensure it provides well-educated technicians for a growing industry.
As a result of this project, SLCC will develop new practices in competency-based, open-entry, open-exit instruction and delivery that increases student access to biotechnology education and helps them earn a credential. This flexibility will save students money and support family life. This project leverages an existing Title III grant from the Department of Education. The new curriculum will be informed by a DACUM process that involves input from local industry. This will ensure that it meets the evolving needs of Utah biotechnology companies, articulates with local baccalaureate degree program, and develops the student skills needed by industry. Through proactive mentoring and advising, use of student analytics, and project evaluation, this project will identify effective practices and potential pitfalls of competency-based education programs in technician education. Through dissemination via the ATE community, this project will become a model for other programs serving students with similar needs.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 604.71K | Year: 2015
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) has received an NSF Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) award for their project entitled the SLCC (pronounced Slick)-STEM Scholars Program that will provide scholarships to academically talented, economically disadvantaged students that often experience low retention and graduation rates. The program has a special focus on women and minorities since these groups are at higher risk for not completing STEM degrees. In this way the project will ensure a robust, diverse workforce. Over the course of 4 years, SLCC-STEM will provide approximately 48 incoming students with a $10,000 scholarship for full time study over 2 years leading to a STEM degree. In addition, the project will provide scholarships for approximately 32 near completers to finish STEM degrees. Near completers are students who are within 30 credit hours of completion of a degree, but have been absent from college for at least 2 semesters.
SLCC will draw on its extensive network of relationships with area high schools and community partners to recruit students into STEM programs. In addition to financial support, SLCC-STEM will provide other support mechanisms including faculty mentoring, focused advising, opportunities for undergraduate scholarship, transfer assistance to baccalaureate programs, and a supportive social network. SLCC-STEM will work very closely with existing science research programs and the TRiO/Student Support Services Program to provide these services. Project evaluation will be both formative and summative assessment with qualitative and quantitative data collected from multiple sources to assess recruitment, retention, and graduation rates, as well as the effectiveness of the SLCC-STEM student support systems. The data generated will provide information on the most effective means to support underrepresented STEM students and to re-engage students who have nearly completed their degrees but have left school for a variety of family or financial reasons.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 50.00K | Year: 2013
In this collaborative project involving the University of Utah (NSF Award No. 1245904) and Salt Lake Community College (NSF Award No. 1245726), the investigators are promoting the wide implementation of the inverted, or flipped, classroom model and are conducting research on the effects of the new approach on faculty and students.
The investigators are developing a faculty training program for one of the most promising and transformative trends in STEM education -- the flipped classroom -- in which the traditional positioning of lectures and homework is reversed. Instead of lectures in class and homework out of class, students watch video lectures prior to class. The face-to-face time in class is then used for active and engaged problem solving, usually working with peers, guided by the instructor. The vast majority of students thrive in this learning-centered environment.
Prior to this project, early adopter faculty have created a number of hybrid courses in Utah, nationally, and globally. This project targets the next generation of flipped-classroom faculty (focusing on STEM faculty) to help them transform their courses and their students education. The project is meant to help faculty help their students learn better -- learn more, learn more easily, and enjoy learning.
The principal objective of this project is a faculty training program that meets the special needs of the flipped-classroom instructor. The investigators are using the flipped-classroom structure for the training program itself. Faculty members enroll in the training program in the same semester they are teaching their course, learning just in time to experiment with the relevant concepts in their classroom. Weekly modules over the 15-week semester cover active learning, creating and using video materials, and other effective practices, and culminate with the faculty member teaching two weeks of class fully in the flipped format. The entire program is available asynchronously online to meet the challenging schedules of faculty.
Although the training program is designed for the flipped classroom, much of the material is relevant to a wider variety of hybrid and online courses. The project is leveraging major investments by the State of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and the University of Utah in multimedia and video training materials for hybrid and flipped courses. The investigators intend for the training program to impact faculty beyond the state of Utah. All materials will be made available free online, with a Creative Commons license for reuse and adaptation.