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Carole Bennett, Ed.D.
Instructor, retired (no longer at SRJC),
Please note that as of the end of the Spring 2012 semester, I have retired and no longer teach at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Upon moving to northern California, Dr. Bennett worked as a part-time instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College. She then became a full-time faculty member at Solano Community College where for five years she coordinated staff development, wrote grant proposals, managed grants (including a Title III grant), and was Academic Senate president. "Title III is the 'biggie' that all colleges want. It was a real accomplishment," she said. It was during this time that she earned her doctoral degree in education at the University of San Francisco.
The Fall of 1997 brought Dr. Bennett back to SRJC. She was a full-time instructor in the Computer Studies Department. From 2000 to 2005, she was the Faculty Chair of the SRJC Curriculum Review Committee. She served for a year on the Academic Senate representing faculty in Maggini Hall. She concluded her last year as a Student Learning Outcomes Coordinator helping faculty to update their curriculum.
In May 2012, Dr. Bennett retired for education and no longer teaches at SRJC.
CSU Long Beach. From June 1971 to June 1972, completed M.A. and Community College Credential. From June 1966 to July 1967, completed Secondary Teaching Credential. From September 1962 to February 1965, completed BA.
Long Beach City College. From September 1960 to June 1962, completed AA.
October 2010: Participated as a member of the Acreditation Team that provided a formal review of San Diego City College.
July 1997 - January 2008: Past roles at Santa Rosa Junior College. Faculty in former Business Office Technology Department. Coordinator of Coddingtown Mall classes and Weekend Workshops. Faculty Co-Chair of Curriculum Committee. Staff Development Coordinator. Member of Academic Senate representing faculty in Maggini Hall.
July 1996 - June 1997: American River College. Dean of Planning, Research & Development reporting directly to the President. Directly responsible for grant proposal writing, planning activities, and accreditation reviews. Managed research, staff development, and micro-computer technician support. Developed the ARC Virtual Campus with online courses.
Jan 1991 - June 1996: Solano Community College. Instructional Resource Specialist. Responsible for staff development organizing ten days of Flex calendar, grant proposal writing, and grant management. Successfully obtained Title III Grant from US Office of Ed for $2 million. Elected Academic Senate President.
Feb 1988 - Jan 1991 Santa Rosa Junior College. Adjunct instructor in Business Office Technology. Developed open-entry/open-exit classes. Was Work Experience Coordinator and served on Equivalency Committee.
Work and Consulting Experience
Worked in real estate as agent and broker for ten years.
Professional Involvement and Community Service
Currently President of Soroptimist International of Novato serving as president of the local club. Coordinate the annual Lobster Sale, Llama Bean Sale, and perform various roles producing a weekly public television program on NPAT -- Novato Public Access Television -- called "Sounding Board."
Currently involved with a volunteer committee to produce the Discovery Day at Infineon Raceway in November. This one-day event is an exciting "hands-on" fun day to get kids 4th grade through junior high excited about careers in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The main sponoring agency with which I work is the Buck Institute on Aging in Novato.
Member of League of Women Voters in both Marin and Sonoma counties. Served as moderator for public (and sometimes televised) debates for political candidates and controversial issues.
Completed the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department program entitled "Citizen's Police Academy" where participants gain an understanding of the workings of the County Sheriff's Department.
California Community College Council for Staff Development (4C/SD) elected state-wide officer; served as Chief Financial Officer, Awards Chair, and Publications Chair.
A graduate of Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce LEADERSHIP SANTA ROSA program (Class I) and long-time board member of the LSR Alumni Association.
Presentations and Publications
Microsoft Outlook: A Reference and a Learning Guide, published by TextbookMedia.com, which enables students to download the text for minimal costs.
"Including Business Etiquette in the Business Curriculum," Business Education FORUM, Vol. 60, February 2006.
Presented at National Business Education Association conference on "Business Etiquette in the Classroom" 2005.
Business Office Ethics published by South-Western Education Publishing, 2002.
Microsoft Outlook: A Reference and a Learning Guide, published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2003, published by SRJC Graphics Department.
Microsoft Outlook: A Reference and a Learning Guide, published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2001, ISBN 0-7872-8908-6.
Business Etiquette and Protocol, published by South-Western Education Publishing, 2000, ISBN 0-538-72463-3.
Wrote three not-for-credit online courses: "Writing Successful Grant Proposals," "Business Etiquette," and "How to Develop Online Courses."
Presented workshops and programs at conferences on the subject of "Successful Grant Proposal Writing."
Written curriculum guides and newsletters while working at Solano Community College and when at the Orange County Department of Education.
Co-authored a mini text of subject of metrics for the consumer use; spoke at numerous conferences and workshops on metrics (1975).
Honors and Awards
Faculty Award from Academic Senate, Santa Rosa Junior College, for leadership on the Curriculum Review Committee. Spring, 2004.
"Excellence in Education Award" for SRJC, nominated by SRJC President Robert Agrella, and awarded first place by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, August 29, 2001.
California Business Education Association Poster Board Session for paper describing my doctoral dissertation.
Distinguished Alumna, CSULB, 1998. Requested to speak at commencement exercises sharing the stage with baseball hero Tommy Lasorda.
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