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CASP Once-A-Week Learning Communities (OLCs)

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About OLC Seminars

Once-A-Week Learning Communities (OLCs) are 50-minute learning community seminars that give students an opportunity to engage with peers on topics ranging from transitioning into college to utilizing on-campus resources and more. OLCs provide a consistent, small group environment that provides a network of support. CASP OLCs take place Weeks 1–10 in the Winter Quarter, and Weeks 1–8 in the Spring Quarter. 

As a reminder, OLCs are only required and open to first-year CASP students, both freshmen, and transfer students.

Winter Quarter Meeting Times

CASP OLCs meet every other week

  • If you entered as a freshman, your OLC will meet Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.
  • If you entered as a transfer student, your OLC will meet Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10..

Days and Times:

Freshman OLC

Dates Times Location Facilitators
Tuesdays 4:00 - 4:50 PM Student Center B, Large Conference Room Elizabeth Jimenez Perez and Elizabeth Analco
Wednesdays 9:00 - 9:50 AM Center Hall #333 Kimberly Rodriguez Jimenez and Jay Wilson
Thursdays 9:00 - 9:50 AM Center Hall #333 Elizabeth Jimenez Perez and Laysha Nava
Fridays 11:00 - 11:50 AM Center Hall #333 Belinda Zamacona and    Stephanie Beltran
Fridays 12:00 - 12:50 PM Center Hall #333 Ria Rodriguez and Kevin Wei
Fridays 12:00 - 12:50 PM Center Hall #356 Karen Van Ness and       Donna Yerat-Rodriguez
Fridays 1:00 - 1:50 PM Center Hall #333 Kimberly Rodriguez Jimenez and Michelle Kim

Transfer OLC

Dates Times Location Facilitators
Tuesdays 4:00 - 4:50 PM Student Center B, Large Conference Room Elizabeth Jimenez Perez and Zamira Fuentes
Thursdays 9:00 - 9:50 AM Center Hall #333 Karen Van Ness and Christie Kim
Fridays 11:00 - 11:50 AM Center Hall #333 Belinda Zamacona and    Jason Avalos
Fridays 12:00 - 12:50 PM Center Hall #333 Ria Rodriguez and Aunna Cruz-Ortega
Fridays 1:00 - 1:50 PM Center Hall #333 Karen Van Ness and        Nuria Haro-Lopez

Registration

Registration is now open online.  Please register by 11:59pm on December 2, 2019.

Community Guidelines

Community Guidelines are guidelines that are made to create a safe space within the OLC. Each OLC has a different set of community guidelines, and the list is always changing! 

Here are the CASP OLC community guidelines:

  • Be Respectful (Attack the idea, not the individual) - those that share ideas should be respected and if need be the idea should be broken down, not the individual.
  • Listen to each other - respect includes active listening. Students must show full attention to their OLC leaders as well as their peers.
  • One mic, one star - When someone else is speaking there should be no one else speaking.
  • Embrace the silence - Silence is ok! Everyone processes information differently and this needs to be respected. 
  • "I" Statements - Be accountable for what you say. Students should not assume for their peers or other groups. 
  • Inclusive Language - Practice inclusive language for all identities.
  • Vegas Rule - Whatever is said in the space, stays in the space. However, whatever is learned in the space leaves it!
  • Lean into your discomfort - Practice trying to challenge yourself to share or contribute to the OLC. Everyone is part of this learning community! 
  • Have fun! - Self-explanatory :) 

Thank you to California Coast Credit Union for making our 2018–2019 academic year OLCs possible!

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