Monday, March 30, 2014

Campus Visit to Learning Assistance Center at City College of San Francisco

(Space is limited so conference attendees must sign up during registration)
ccsfPlease join us for a tour of the Learning Assistance Center at City College of San Francisco.

Originally founded in 1935, the college has evolved into one of the country’s largest, multicultural, multi-campus community colleges.

The college will be on Spring Break, so we will be afforded a unique opportunity to tour the
facility and sit down with Nadine Rosenthal, Chair of the Learning Assistance Department. The campus visit will allow attendees to learn about the variety of academic support services delivered in the LAC, and the college’s extensive for-credit College Success Program curriculum (that includes both traditional and online courses). The variety of opportunities and challenges related to managing a Learning Assistance Center in an urban setting as unique as San Francisco will be discussed. Participants will also learn about and visit the large Computer Lab housed within the LAC that can accommodate up to 150 students at a time.

The campus visit is free, but there will be a nominal fee of $4 per person for roundtrip transportation via BART (San Francisco’s municipal train system) to the campus.**** All participants must sign up for this visit during the online conference registration process. If you change your mind before the conference, please email the campus visit coordinator at so your name can be removed from the online list. If you change your mind after you arrive at the conference site, please visit the conference registration desk to remove your name from the campus visit list so we may maximize the number of participants who can attend. We will be asking those who register for this event to verify their plans to attend the campus visit during onsite registration.

Many aspects of the City College of San Francisco Tour include walking so please wear comfortable shoes.

We will meet in the conference hotel lobby, leave at 3:45 pm, walk approximately five (5) blocks or 10 minutes to the Montgomery Street BART Station, and take a 10-15 minute ride to the Balboa BART Station.**** The LAC is located in the Rosenburg Library which is approximately a one block walk from the BART station.

The campus visit will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including travel between the campus and the hotel.

****There is a $4 non-refundable fee for the roundtrip BART train ticket that we ask you pay at the time of your conference registration so that we may purchase group tickets to distribute on the day of the campus visit. If after registering for this event you cannot attend, the use of the BART ticket may be transferred to someone else.

Tuesday, March 31, 2014

California Sunset/Twilight Bay Cruise and Tour

Departs from Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 43 1⁄2 at 6 PM
(Duration: approximately 2 hours)

sunset_cruiseUnwind from a full-day of conference sessions and discover the many famous sights of the City by the Bay in a relaxing and classic sunset/twilight tour.

Cruise passengers will see some of San Francisco’s biggest landmarks and premier attractions, including the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge and the notorious Alcatraz Island, while enjoying complimentary appetizers and taking in the sparkling city lights. In addition to the detailed tour, there will be live musical entertainment in the warm, cozy comfort of the ship. Create an evening to remember. Take photos from the comfort of the boat and indulge in the best way to get around the bay area.

What secrets of San Francisco will you uncover when you take this cruise in a city known for many famous hometown natives including photographer Ansel Adams, dancer Isadora Duncan, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, actor Danny Glover, singer Jerry Garcia and poet Robert Frost as well as having the nation’s only moving historic monument? The only way to find out is to join us!

Please register for this event during the conference registration process!

Cost of the tickets for the Cruise are: $58 per adult and $40 per child aged 5-17, which includes your tour and complimentary appetizers and one free beer, wine or soft drink once on board.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes as there is a short 20-30 minute walk to the pier from our conference hotel. Also dress warmly or bring an extra jacket/sweater as it is much cooler on the water and the temperature tends to drop in the evening and at night on the Bay. If you are a person with a disability and/or are in need of mobility assistance; please indicate that during the registration process. Likewise, if you have any special dietary needs or concerns please provide the details in the space provided when you sign up for this event.