Community of Practice


The Regional Directors for Business & Entrepreneurship, are bringing together Community College Business Faculty from across the San Francisco Bay Region to share resources and best practices.

Our Community of Practice (CoP) serves two purposes:

1) An opportunity for faculty to build relationships with each other.

2) A central location to organize and store content, curriculum, and best practices.

To join the CoP, hosted in Canvas, please enter your information below and we'll send you an invitation. Thank you!

Thank you for Joining Us for Business Week 2020

Watch the Zoom Recordings Below!

NexusEdge - MicroCredentials in Canvas - A FREE tool only for Bay Area Business Faculty

Introducing a FREE tool for Bay Area Business Faculty, paid for by the Regional Directors, to enable students to earn micro-credentials and pursue work-based-learning opportunities. During this webinar, you will learn how to register your students in the program, how to utilize NexusEdge modules in your Canvas courses, and learn about an exciting partnership with Citi Ventures that comes with the program.

Entrepreneurship in Today's World

Join a workshop hosted by Vivian and Charlie, two business instructors and entrepreneurial leaders at CCSF and DVC, who will discuss best-practices for creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem at your community college. They will also discuss one of the critical components of many entrepreneurship programs: the pitch competition. Vivian and Charlie will give you tips and tricks for how to run an engaging pitch competition over Zoom. Finally, hear from students and local entrepreneurs sharing their entrepreneurial stories and explaining how students benefit from our entrepreneurship programs in the real world.

LinkedIn on the Bay Area Labor Market

Join a presentation and Q&A with Carl Shan, a Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn, where he works on their Economic Graph team conducting research into the economy. Carl will present on trends for community college graduates including their post-graduation career trajectory, education attainment and longer-term outcomes. In addition he will share trends in the job market data on roles that have abundant and fast-growing openings for community college graduates, as well as what critical skills employers are hiring for.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop

In this active virtual workshop, business faculty will be introduced to open educational resources (OER) and the benefits of implementing OER in the context of California Community Colleges (CCC). Participants will learn the fundamentals of licensing and fair use of OER in order to implement OER into a course. Resources available to faculty in the California Community College system will also be presented. Best practices on identifying high quality OER materials will be investigated. The facilitators will then guide the faculty participants through searches specific to their disciplines and guide them on assessing the quality of OER materials for use in their classes. Through facilitator-supported breakout sessions, faculty will be guided through a discussion period on the relevance of OER in their disciplines and organizations. In these small groups, faculty will also work to find relevant OER based on common learning objectives for the small group. The workshop will conclude with relevant next steps for the implementation of OER and creation of a local professional community related to OER.

Quarterly Update August, 2020

Contact Information

Xavier Nazario

Regional Director | Employer Engagement

San Francisco, North, & East Bay

C: 707.596.3622

Micah Merrick

Regional Director | Employer Engagement

SF Peninsula, South Bay, & Monterey Bay Peninsula

C: 267.481.2246