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The District recognizes thatcultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academicexcellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding;provides positive roles models for all students, and creates aninclusive and supportive educational and work environment for itsemployees, students, and the community it serves.As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 persemester, and an extremely diverse student population(Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/PacificIslander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% – AA Degree andTransfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasison student success makes it a recognized educational leader in theState.The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve ascolleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisorsand confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13%Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23%White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from allqualified, outstanding applicants. COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN & DRAFTING (CADD) INSTRUCTORSan Jose/Evergreen Community College District Close/First Review Date: 03/28/2021Campus Location: Evergreen Valley CollegePosition Description:POSITION SUMMARYThis faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE (10 Months) TenureTrack position as Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD)Instructor in the Division of Business and Workforce Developmentlocated at Evergreen Valley College.Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities.This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federationof Teachers, AFT 6157.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Knowledge and experience of industry standards of computer aiddrawing design (CADD).2. Knowledge, experience, and understanding with of AutoCAD,Autodesk Inventor, Revit Architecture, Creo, SolidWorks, 3DAutoCAD, Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerance .3. Knowledge, experience, and understanding of computer aidedmanufacturing (CAM) for design of products, parts, andassembly.4. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subjectmatter clearly and effectively.5. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs anddifferent learning styles.6. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, includingbut not limited to activities such as: participation inprofessional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership inprofessional organizations, research projects, publishing academicwork, participation in statewide committees or organizations,etc.7. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff ofdiverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds,sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect fordifferences and the dignity of others.8. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course andcurriculum development and review, student learning outcomes andassessment, program review, committees, research and specialprojects as needed in the discipline/department or district.9. Attend and participate in department, division and collegemeetings and keep posted office hours.10. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census,reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.11. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required byCalifornia Education Code and Board policy.12. Foster a professional work and learning environment.13. Perform other duties as required by the Collective BargainingAgreement. jeid-f15cb761bd873d4a9d1b3f7b0c13e43f Required Qualifications:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE1. Any Bachelor’s degree or higher and two years of professionalexperience related to the disciplineORAny Associate’s degree and six years of professional experiencerelated to the discipline To be considered for this position please visit our web site andapply on line at the following link: read more

China dreams of urban empire

first_imgThere are other peculiarities about Forest City. Its future inhabitants are just starting to move in, and they’re almost all Chinese. Shop signs are written in Mandarin, and the restaurants serve Chinese food. But the city is being built in Malaysia, not China.Forest City offers an early glimpse at a world reshaped by China, built according to Chinese rules and furthering the goals of a Chinese civilization, unhampered by national borders. Not the old China — but the China of the new science fiction being created by Chinese millennials. The world of Forest City resembles the world of science fiction author Hao Jingfang’s “Folding Beijing” — with a splash of Plato’s Republic.The first resident will move in next month. But in 10 years, close to 1 million people are expected to live here.From the moment you arrive it is impossible to miss that there will be four separate social strata in the city. First, the residents: wealthy Chinese from the mainland, who may be looking for a new life outside China or at least a safe haven protected from undesirable developments at home.Second, those providing them with professional services of all kinds, from health to education and entertainment. They tend to be Chinese, although in some cases — like in the posh prep school opening next month — Europeans or Americans may be preferred. Third, the guardians: Nepalese security guards, polite and distant. Fourth, the workers: Bangladeshi and Indian, responsible for construction and cleaning.The city’s scale is hard to compute. There is a very large hotel and a shopping mall at the center. But the city is still growing, the buildings under construction are only a small portion of the whole island that will one day be reclaimed from the sea. And this island will be joined by three others in the near future, and then by an extension on land, bringing the total area of the city to about half the size of Manhattan. The first resident will move in next month. But in 10 years, close to 1 million people are expected to live here. FOREST CITY, Malaysia — Trees grow on buildings here, planted on the roof, sprouting from the balconies, hanging from the walls, and so they called it Forest City.Cities have been carved out of the jungle or reclaimed by the jungle when their time was up. In Forest City, the jungle and the city exist as one — you know you have arrived when the trees take over.My hotel stands in the middle of an immense construction site. The buildings around, hundreds of them, outfitted with cranes like giant insects with wings, keep rising. When the night falls, they keep rising. Sometimes a skyscraper will be finished in as little as a week. Welcome to the world of Chinese post-imperial expansion. The best image of the One Belt One Road Initiative — China’s long-term project to transform the world in its image — is not the trains crossing the Eurasian supercontinent, or the ports and industrial parks opening up along the way. It’s the cities like this one being built from scratch.The new scramble for advantage is not about territory; the economy is what’s important.These are what will change the physical and human landscape of the planet, creating new ways of life, new ideas, new adventures. And they are where the real competition between states and between political models will happen.The new scramble for advantage is not about territory; the economy is what’s important. Nor is it about who has the biggest companies; those can relocate or be disrupted. It’s really about ecosystems: collections of companies, workers and consumers — clusters of culture, social life and economic activity. In other words: cities.And in Forest City, China is betting that those can be built as easily a new app or a gadget.I had flown to Malaysia from San Francisco, where I had met tech people who are seriously thinking about how to build technologically optimized cities and realize the old dream of Google’s founders: “Give us a city and put us in charge.” They seem to regard it as the natural next step for those who have already mastered how to build social networks on the internet. And so, the race is on — between two Bay Areas: San Francisco and the Pearl River Delta. I take a walk on the beach. There are numerous warnings against swimming. Forest City sits on one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, and the heavy construction is not helping keep the waters clean. Fishing boats have all disappeared, replaced by construction trucks parked on the sand.I walk all the way to the end of the artificial island. Across a narrow channel there is still an old mangrove and then in the distance the port of Tanjung Pelepas, one of the largest in Asia. Just a couple of miles across the Straits of Johor lies Singapore. On a good day you can drive from Forest City to the Lion City in less than half an hour.This picture taken in 2016 shows the scale model of development at Forest-City | Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images“When Shenzhen was just a jungle,” a sales agent tells me, “no one would have bought a house there. But it was across from Hong Kong and now everyone wants a house in Shenzhen. So why not buy a house across from Singapore?”Forest City is a $100-billion joint venture between China’s giant homebuilding company Country Garden from Guangdong Province and the sultan of Johor, the sovereign ruler of the Malaysian state where Forest City is rising.Forest City’s sales representatives proudly advertise the links to power as a guarantee that the project has political support. And the sultan — so fabulously wealthy he owns a gold Boeing 737 airplane — indeed has delivered.The problems the city will experience will likely come from the capital Kuala Lumpur, where the newly elected prime minister has compared Forest City to Singapore at the time of its establishment by the British — given away to foreigners in exchange for almost nothing. Forget Facebook. That’s the past. Forest City may well be the future.Bruno Maçães, a former Europe minister for Portugal, is a senior adviser at Flint Global in London and a nonresident senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington. His book “The Dawn of Eurasia” was published by Penguin in January. Also On POLITICO digital politics Telcogeopolitics: West vs. China in 5G race By Mark Scott How the US-China trade war could play out By Victoria Guidalast_img read more