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Leadership Institute Preparation

  1. 1. May 18, 2009 BSI 2009 PREPARING FOR THE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Preparing for Success | BSI 2009
  2. 2. PRE-INSTITUTE WORK Now that you have registered for the Institute, there are a few things that we would like you to do. We understand that you are probably busy with end-of-the-semester work and summer projects, but we urge you to complete these tasks before you arrive in San Francisco. (Required work highlighted in red below) If you have any questions or difficulty completing them, feel free to contact your regional network coordinator. 1. Review/be familiar with your college’s BSI self-assessment and action plan; bring both to the Institute. 2. Select an existing program on your campus that you believe is attempting to address the needs of under-prepared students. You may consider it to be successful or unsuccessful; in either case, you are familiar with it. Analyze the program by addressing the bullets below. You can respond to each with notes, visuals, or existing materials. You will share your information with other members of your network—so please bring to the institute and please, be brief! • What is the program? • How does it work? • Why do you think it works (or does not work)? • How do you know that it works (or doesn’t work)? 3. Sign up for the Student Success Conference on October 7-9, 2009 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel by going to; you need to register specifically for the BSI Leaders Pre-Conference Session, which takes place on Wednesday, October 7th, from 9am-12pm. 4. Save the date for the statewide ASCCC BSI Coordinators Workshop being held on September 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach. Registration details coming shortly. 5. You may—as an option—also want to begin planning to take a team of 3-5 (including yourself) to the Dale Tillery Summer Institute for Community College Leadership and Innovation at UC Berkeley, August 9-12, as they will be working closely with our leadership institute and have taken as their theme, “Planning for Systemic Change in Implementing the Basic Skills Initiative.” Your campus will be contacted directly about participation in the Tillery in the coming days. 6. Please Note: You will receive an email soon from your regional network coordinator with a link to a short (about 10 minutes) online survey. Please complete the survey before the Institute begins.
  3. 3. ONCE YOU ARE IN SAN FRANCISCO The cost of a Super Shuttle from San Francisco Airport to San Francisco State is Airport Shuttles approximately $15. From the North: Take highway 101 south, cross the Golden Gate Bridge (toll $5). Take Driving 19th Ave/Hwy 1 exit. Follow this (several miles) to a right turn onto Holloway Avenue. Turn right onto Font Boulevard. Then turn right to Lake Merced Blvd. At the first stop light turn right onto State Drive. From the East: I-80 across the Bay Bridge to Hwy 101 South. Take 101 South (stay on the right) to I-280 and take the second Daly City/Mission Blvd. Exit, bearing right onto Sagamore St. and then to Brotherhood Way. Follow Brotherhood until it ends and then take a right to merge onto Lake Merced Blvd. At the second stoplight turn right onto State Drive. From the South: On I-280 North stay towards the left lane to exit at 19th Ave/Hwy 1 and then bear to the right onto the ramp to Brotherhood Way. Follow Brotherhood until it ends and take a right onto Lake Merced Blvd. At the second stop light; turn right onto State Drive. From SFO Airport: Highway 101 to 380 junction to I-280 North (follow signs to SF). On I- 280 North stay in the left lane to exit at 19th Ave./Hwy 1 and then bear to the right onto the ramp to Brotherhood Way. Follow Brotherhood until it ends and then take a right onto Lake Merced Blvd. At the second stop light; make a right onto State Drive. You will need to park in Lot 20 (E/4 on the map) and buy a parking pass ($5.00) for the day. Parking We will provide parking passes for all subsequent days. Passes expire at midnight, so you will need to obtain from us (and post in your vehicle) the next day’s pass before midnight on the day before. Make your way to the Village at Centennial Square’s check-in office (G/3 on the map). Once You Are on the SFSU Campus Someone will meet you there and help you settle in before the evening’s banquet. The rooms come in two or three bedroom suites with shared kitchen and bathrooms. What’s Available in the Rooms
  4. 4.  Each suite is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, living/dining area, and two bathrooms  Suites do not include kitchen utensils or cookware, but do have microwave ovens and full refrigerators Suites are furnished and each guest is provided with blanket pillow  mattress pad  bed linen (two sheets and a pillow case)  two bath towels  soap (so bring your own toiletries!)   Alarm clock NOTHING ELSE IS PROVIDED, SO YOU MAY WANT TO BRING: Hairdryer o Clothes hangers o Light jacket (it can get cold in San Francisco) o Comfortable walking shoes o A robe (bathrooms are shared) o o o YOU ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO BRING A LAPTOP. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided in the dining hall on all full days. On the day of Dining Hall your arrival, a special dinner will be provided. On the day of departure, breakfast will be provided. With the exception of the first night’s dinner, all of those meals will be provided through food cards which give access to the City Eats dining hall. City Eats serves a wide variety of creative and healthy foods. San Francisco, particularly around SFSU, can be quite chilly, windy, and foggy in the Weather summer. Please plan accordingly.
  6. 6. WELCOME Welcome to San Francisco State University! We are delighted you have decided to stay with us this summer. We look forward to hosting your summer conference. Enclosed, please find information S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y that will assist you in preparing for your conference prior to your arrival on campus. SAN FRANCISCO If you require other information please contact us at (415) 405-2296, by fax at (415) 405-0393 or email at Office Conference Services 2009 summer program hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST). Welcome and thank you for selecting San Francisco State University as to hold your summer event, conference, and workshop! Volume 1, Issue 1 SUMMER 2009 In this issue: Summer Highlights: Your Amenities 2 Dining Services 2 • Two 24-hour front desks in the community Your Mail/Parking 3 • Mail service delivered centrally to Towers at Centennial Square at 796 Font Blvd, SF, CA Places to Eat/Your Telephone 4 94132 Services 5 • Diverse shopping and entertainment venues available near the campus Transportation/Entertainment 6 YOUR ARRIVAL & Departure In June and July, the front desks at Towers @ Centennial Square Apartments and Village at Centennial Square Apartments will be open 24 hours daily. The Science & Technology Theme Community front desk is open from 8 AM to 12 AM daily. The desks are staffed by knowledgeable Residential Services Assistants (RSAs). RSAs will facilitate the check-in and check-out process for your conference guests. They can also assist with information regarding the City, the University, and services we provide. Check-In begins at 4 PM If you anticipate an arrival time before 4 PM., we will be more than happy to store your luggage in a secure area until you are ready to check-in. Upon arrival, each guest will be asked to sign a Conference Registration Card, much like a hotel. Once this card is signed, a room key, a bathroom key (if applicable), an access card and meal tickets will be issued. Check-Out is before 10 AM Even if your conference does not end before the 10 AM designated check-out time, we ask that all conference guests check-out of their rooms by 10 AM. A secure area to hold luggage will be available. At time of departure, each conference participant will need to turn their keys and access card back to the front desk. 1
  7. 7. Your accommodations & amenities access card & Each guest will be provided with a blanket, pillow, mattress pad, bed linen (two sheets meals and pillow case), two bath towels, and soap. A linen exchange will be provided at a designated location for towels to be replaced (please speak with your Summer Coordinator regarding details). Daily maid service is not provided. All facilities are An access card is issued to ready for internet access. Wireless internet access is not available in the housing you upon signing your community. You must bring an Ethernet ready laptop computer and cable to Conference Registration be able to connect to the internet. Card. This card serves as access into the building you The Towers at Centennial Square Apartments (TCS) have one bathroom per are occupying. apartment. One and two-bedroom apartments are furnished with a couch, overstuffed chairs, and dining room furniture. In each apartment, the bedrooms are furnished with If you are not given meal two twin beds, two desks, two dressers, and two closets. Laundry facilities and vending tickets at registration, your machines are available on the Lobby level. access card will also work Rooms in the Science & Technology Theme Community (STTC) have private as your pre-paid, non- bathrooms. Each room is furnished with two twin beds, two desks, two dressers, and refundable meal card. It is two closets. The STTC has a computer lab open during business hours 8:00 AM to 5:00 important that you have PM. your card with you when you go through City Eats The Village at Centennial Square Apartments offer two and three bedroom Dining Center. configurations. Each apartment includes two bathrooms, full size refrigerator, dining and living room furniture. Each apartment has its own kitchen but cooking For access into your utensils and dishware are not provided. Each double occupancy bedroom building, simply swipe includes two twin beds, two armoires, two desks and chairs. Single occupancy your access card bedrooms include one set of furniture for a single person. through the reader located near the front door of the building . Dining services Upon check-out, please be prepared to turn in your City Eats is our dining facility, featuring an all- period. The self-service salad bar also offers an card to the RSA. If your you-can-eat variety of well balanced and additional variety of garden fresh items. card was lost or stolen, you creative menus. It is located directly across will be invoiced a non- from Mary Ward Hall. Restricted Diets refundable fee of $50.00 We give special consideration to guests who per card. The hours of operation are as follows: have medical or religious dietary concerns. Breakfast: 7:00 am-9:00 am Daily Lunch: 11:00 am-1:00pm Daily If you require special meals, please let Dinner: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Daily us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. *Extended times may be arranged through your group’s contract* Vegetarian Meals The Residential Dining menu always features at least one vegetarian entree during each meal 2
  8. 8. Your mail Mail is delivered Monday through Saturday except for Postal Outgoing Mail Services holidays to the Towers at Centennial Square (TCS) at 796 The nearest U.S. mailbox is on Font Boulevard between Mary Park Font Boulevard, SF, CA 94132-4039. and Mary Ward Halls. Pick up times are located on the mailbox. Your assigned summer Coordinators will contact you by phone The nearest Post Office is in the Sloat Boulevard Plaza area near when letters or packages have been received for your conference Lucky grocery store. participants. If we are unable to reach you, we will leave a . message on the Message Board of your building. In order for to receive your mail promptly, please use the following format: [CONFERENCE NAME] [YOUR NAME] San Francisco State University Conference Services 796 Font Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94132-4039 Parking information Conference Services does not provide guest parking. All vehicles parking in San Francisco State University parking lots are required to have a valid SFSU permit. Parking is enforced twenty-four (24) hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. Lot 19 located behind the STTC on State Drive is a faculty and staff lot and therefore a valid faculty and staff parking permit is required. From 5 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday, all valid daily permits enable to park in any SFSU parking lot. Handicap spaces require a valid SFSU permit in addition to a valid handicap placard or handicap/disabled plate. There is a 20-minute time limit, while parked in a yellow zone. Vehicles in excess of 20 minutes will be cited. Parking is not allowed in a red zone. Violators will be cited immediately. The Parking and Transportation Office, located on North State Drive sells parking permits for Lot 20, which are valid inside the parking structure, for $5.00 per day. Lot 20 permits are not valid on the roof level except between 5 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday. Conference groups must coordinate parking requirements in advance with the Parking and Transportation Department at (415) 338-1441. Specific information is available at: It is your responsibility to abide and follow all parking regulations at SFSU. The Office of Conference Services declines responsibility for parking issues on or off campus. 3
  9. 9. Your Keys Other Places to EAT Aside from the various food options in our residential dining facility we have 4 other places in the community for you to choose from: Café Rosso, Subway, Taza, and Village Market. Upon check- CAFÉ ROSSO Summer Hours: in, a room key Monday - Friday *7:30 AM - 5:00 PM and if applicable, a bathroom key, are issued to SUBWAY Summer Hours: you after signing your Monday - Friday *9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Conference Registration Saturday & Sunday *10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Card. These keys should be returned upon check-out. TAZA SMOOTHIES & WRAPS Summer Hours: Your keys are valuable, and Monday - Friday *9:00 AM - 5:00 PM every effort should be made to see that they are not VILLAGE MARKET Summer Hours: misplaced or lost. Monday - Friday *10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday & Sunday *10:00 AM - 10:00 PM If you lock yourself out of your room a resident *Please note: hours are subject to change without notice. services assistant will assist you with acquiring access. To ensure that only you Your telephone and/or roommate(s) have access to the Lock-Out Each apartment is equipped with a telephone. You may receive calls from on and off campus. It is Key, our RSAs will verify important to answer your phone, as the university will contact you through your on campus phone. All guests’ telephone numbers begin with the (650) area code. To call off campus, dial the your identity and room area code and the number. If you are dialing another telephone number in the (650) area code, number prior to issuing the then simply dial the 7 digit number. If you are dialing from your room or apartment phone, and key. Once you have want to call a campus telephone number, you will need to dial (415) and then the telephone received the Lock-Out number for the campus office. Key, the Lock-Out Key should be returned it to the All campus business or office phone numbers begin with 415 area codes. For on-campus front desk within 15 calls, simply dial the last five digits of the campus extension to be connected. All guest rooms will minutes. have a prefix of either 406 or 405. Therefore, you will need to dial ‘6’ or ‘5’ and the last four digits of the room extension. Upon check-in, you will receive the phone extension to your designated room assignment. If your room or bathroom key is not returned upon Making off-campus calls require the use of calling cards, credit cards, or collect billings. In check-out, your group will addition, payphones are located in all buildings. On-campus calls are at no charge to the be charged $50.00 per guest. key. If you request a lock change, a charge of $50.00 Our Residential Services Assistants will transfer incoming calls will be added to your final from the Front Desk to your room. If you are not available, a message will be taken for you. Please remember to ask at the invoice. Front Desk for your messages or check the message board located in the lobby area of your building. 4
  10. 10. YOUR BUILDING SUMMER COORDINATOR Matthew Gilsbach Towers at Centennial Square (TCS) W elcome to San Francisco State University! My name is Matthew Gilsbach and I am excited to have you with us this summer. I just completed my first year of graduate school at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where I am studying College Student Development and Counseling. Upon completion I plan to go into Student Activities or Residential Life. I am a proud alumnus of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC where I received a bilingual education in American Sign Language and English majoring in Communication Studies. I’m also a native of Southeast Michigan. This will be my first summer here in San Francisco and I am looking forward to sharing my experience with you. Ally Meo Science and Technology Theme Community (STTC) W elcome to San Francisco State! I am very excited to be a part of your experience here this summer! My name is Ally Meo. I have just completed my junior year at The College of New Jersey, located just outside of Trenton, New Jersey, where I am currently studying Special Education and Math, Science, and Technology. I am enrolled in a five year program that culminates in a Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education. Despite my choice of major, I plan on entering the field of Student Affairs upon completion of my Masters. I have worked in the Conferences office at the College of New Jersey for about two years on the planning end of summer camps and programs. While this is my first summer in San Francisco, I am eager to bring a little of my East Coast spirit to the Conference Services Summer Team! Clay Chau Village at Centennial Square (VCS) W elcome! My name is Clay Chou and I moved to San Francisco from Taiwan about six years ago and have been living in San Francisco State ever since. Currently, I am a MA Chinese student at San Francisco State University. This is my third summer working with Conference Services, so I am extremely excited to see some old faces and meet the newcomers in the coming summer. I will provide you with the best in customer service that is professional and compassionate, during and after your stay. Please do not hesitate to ask for my assistance if needed. 5
  11. 11. Shuttle services/taxis, movies, hospitals, etc. AIRPORT SHUTTLE/ 24-HOUR FITNESS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATION 1850 Ocean Avenue CAL TRAIN BAY SHUTTLE 415-334-1400 800-660-4287 To & From All Bay Area Airports YMCA MUNI 415-564-3400 Stonestown Galleria 415-673-6864 QUAKE CITY SHUTTLE 415-759-9622 BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT To & From SFO & OAK HOSPITALS (BART) 415-255-4899 SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL 415-992-2278 SUPER SHUTTLE 1001 Potrero GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT MARIN To & From SFO 415-206-8000 CTY 415-558-8500 SETON MEDICAL CENTER 415-923-2000 BANKING ESTABLISHMENTS (Closest to SFSU) SAMTRANS BANK OF AMERICA 1900 Sullivan Avenue-Daly City 800-660-4287 Stonestown Galleria 650-991-6455 415-615-4708 For general San Francisco/Bay Area UCSF Public Transportation Information, CITIBANK 505 Parnassus Avenue log on to: West Portal District 415-476-1037 415-664-0814 TAXICAB COMPANIES MOVIE RENTAL CITY CAB 415-468-7200 WELLS FARGO DALY CITY CAB 650-992-8865 BLOCKBUSTER Stonestown Galleria SERRA CAB 650-991-3881 1503 Sloat Boulevard 415-781-2235 UNITED CAB 415-552-8562 415-753-1404 GROCERY STORES VETERANíS CAB CO.415-552-1300 MOVIE THEATERS LUCKY YELLOW CAB CO. AMC 1000 VAN NESS 1515 Sloat Blvd. 415-333-333 OR 650-756-0275 1000 Van Ness 415-681-4300 415-931-9800 SHOPPING AREAS (NEAR SFSU) SAFEWAY EMPIRE CINEMA Stonestown Galleria 85 Westlake Mall 85 West Portal Avenue 19th Avenue & Winston Drive 650-755-0576 415-661-2539 Westlake Shopping Center DRUG STORES SONY METREON 285 Lake Merced Boulevard WALGREENS DRUG STORE 5TH and Mission Street Daly City Westlake Mall 415-369-6200 650-756-0275 Serramonte Center UA STONESTOWN TWIN 3 Serramonte Boulevard RITEAID 501 Buckingham Daly City 200 West Portal Avenue 415-221-8182 415-665-1008 San Francisco Shopping Center For general San Francisco/Bay Area 5th and Market Street, Downtown HEALTH CLUBS & GYMS movie showings, call: FITNESS USA 415-777-FILM or 415-777-3456 3251 20th Avenue 415-681-2500 6