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There are many opportunities for training and ways to earn FLEX credit throughout the year. The list of activities below describes the variety of options you have.

Do an Independent FLEX Project

#002S – Spring 2016 Project
FLEX credit - up to 20.5 hours per year
An independent project proposal form must be submitted to the Professional Development office and approved prior to beginning the project, and by the submission deadline of the first Monday after spring break - April 11, 2016. To receive FLEX credit, a final project must be submitted by June 30, 2016. Proposal forms are available on the Professional Development website, located at:
http://app.canyons.edu/offices/pd/FLEX/Forms/Application/

 

Conduct Adjunct Evaluations

#006F – Evaluation #1

#007F – Evaluation #2
3 hours each/6 hours max per year

Please email Chloe McGinley at chloe.mcginley@canyons.edu  with the name of the adjunct faculty that you evaluated.




Attend Conferences Outside of Scheduled Work Hours

#009S – Spring 2016 Conference
FLEX credit - 20.5 hours max per year. Please complete a FLEX Application form online at http://app.canyons.edu/offices/PD/FLEX/Forms/Conference/

 

 


#010S Sign up for Individual Computer Tutoring
FLEX credit - 3 hours max per year

Scheduled tutoring sessions in your own work area, on your own computer are available. To schedule an appointment, please send an email to Leslie Carr at leslie.carr@canyons.edu .  Please be sure to indicate the program or software in which you would like to receive tutoring.




#011S Sign up for Individual Web Page Tutoring (Sharepoint)
FLEX credit – 2 hours max per year
Staff members from Computer Support Services will be available by appointment for tutoring sessions throughout the year. They are available to assist individuals on specific topics related to web page development. When requesting a tutoring session, please indicate your desired topic. To make an appointment, please send an email to Leslie Carr at
leslie.carr@canyons.edu .

 

 

 

Engage in Individual SLO Training

#013S – Spring 2016 Training
FLEX credit - 3 hours max per year
 Members of the SLO committee are available to meet with you by appointment in order to meet your individual training needs regarding Student Learning Outcomes and Student Learning Outcomes assessment. To set up an appointment, please contact Rebecca Eikey at rebecca.eikey@canyons.edu  and include the topic you would like to learn more about as well as your availability. Learning outcomes will vary by session. To receive FLEX credit, please report your training time via email to Leslie Carr at
leslie.carr@canyons.edu.


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#015S Become a Mentor in the New Faculty Mentor Program
FLEX credit - 8 hours semester/16 hours max per year
Newly hired fulltime faculty can have the benefit of having a “friend in the business” at COC. Mentors can help newcomers work on professional projects, develop curriculum or they can be simply a source of guidance and information, all in a non-evaluative manner.
To sign up to be a mentor, please contact Rebecca Eikey at
Rebecca.eikey@canyons.edu .


 

#016S Become a Mentor in the Professional Development Mentor Program
FLEX credit - 8 hours semester/16 hours max per year

The Office of Professional Development has designed a mentor program for those faculty and staff who aspire to a management or leadership position. It is also for those experienced managers who want to take the next step and move into a higher-level administrative position.

The purpose of the Professional Development Mentor Program is to provide opportunities for employees who have a desire to develop and enhance their career development opportunities, to be paired with a mentor who will guide, advise and motivate them to continue to improve their skills and knowledge and grow with the College into a management or leadership position.

The Professional Development Mentor Program is open to all full-time and adjunct faculty, classified and confidential staff and administrators.  Applications are accepted prior to the start of the fall semester.  Please contact Leslie Carr at
leslie.carr@canyons.edu for the application and additional information.

 

 

#017S Become a Mentor in the Mentor Program for New Online Faculty
FLEX credit - 8 hours sem/16 hours max per year
The Mentor Program for New Online Faculty is designed to provide additional support to instructors during the first semester or two of online teaching. The program will pair new online instructors with instructors who are experienced with online teaching in order to provide feedback on course design and offer ongoing encouragement and advice. Mentors will earn 8 hours of FLEX credit per semester, with a maximum of 16 hours per academic year. New online instructors can request a mentor by contacting James Glapa-Grossklag at james.glapa-grossklag@canyons.edu.  If you are an experienced online instructor and would like to become a mentor, please contact James Glapa-Grossklag at
james.glapa-grossklag@canyons.edu.

 

#018S Become a Mentor in the Mentor Program for Noncredit Faculty
FLEX credit - 6 hours sem/12 hours max per year
The Mentor Program for Noncredit Faculty is designed to provide additional support to noncredit instructors who are interested in improving their teaching skills. The program will pair noncredit instructors with others who are experienced teachers in order to provide feedback on course design as well as ongoing encouragement and advice.
Please contact Leslie Carr via email at
leslie.carr@canyons.edu for additional information.  

 

#019S Become a Mentor in the Mentor Program for Re-Entry Students
FLEX credit - 8 hours sem/16 hours max per year
The year-long Re-entry Mentor Program is designed to provide reentry students with an opportunity to build working relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators at College of the Canyons. Faculty mentors working in this program would be entitled to FLEX credit equivalent for the total number of hours spent in a mentor orientation session, directly with the mentee, and at the mentor award ceremony at the conclusion of the semester. A maximum of 8 FLEX hours will be given for participation in this mentoring opportunity.  For more information on this program please contact Felicia Walker via email at
felicia.walker@canyons.edu .

 

 

#021S Complete a Kognito “At Risk” Online Training

Stressed Students

1 hour FLEX credit

How DO I help a student I’m worried about? At-Risk for Faculty & Staff is an online, interactive gatekeeper training simulation designed to prepare faculty and staff to: (1) recognize when a student is exhibiting signs of psychological distress, and (2) manage a conversation with the student with the goal of connecting them with the appropriate campus support service. The training was developed with input from leading mental health and education experts, and has been adopted by over 400 colleges and universities, assessed in a national study at 63 universities, and is also listed in SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry for suicide prevention resources.

 

#022S Complete a Kognito “At Risk” Online Training

Veterans on Campus

1 hour FLEX credit

Build Military Cultural Competency and Support Student Veterans. In Veterans on Campus, learners engage in simulated conversations with three virtual student veterans, helping each one resolve a challenge they are facing due to their transition. Users practice referring a service member who is being redeployed, managing a challenging class discussion about conflicts overseas, and approaching and referring a veteran who is exhibiting signs of post deployment stress. It was developed with input from leading education experts and veteran organizations and is listed in SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry.

 

#023S Complete a Kognito Online Training  

LGBTQ on Campus for Faculty & Staff

1 hour FLEX credit

Create a Supportive Environment for LGBTQ Students. LGBTQ on Campus is an interactive role-play course designed to prepare and encourage campus educators and staff to promote a community of inclusion and support. In addition to sensitizing educators to the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth, this training aims to increase learners’ confidence and skill to effectively manage classroom discussions in which discriminatory language is used, conduct an effective, supportive conversation with a student who discloses an LGBTQ identity, and identify when a student may be distressed and connect them to support services.

 

To Access the Kognito Online Trainings:

1.    Go to: http://www.kognito.com/ccc
2.    Create an account (or sign in using your previously created email address & password
3.    Select the training you want to complete

4.    Click “Launch”

Please email a copy of your certificate of completion to: chloe.mcginley@canyons.edu .

 


 

#020S Participate in IRB Training

(Institutional Review Board Training)

FLEX credit – 6 hours basic/3 hours refresher for IRB board members.

FLEX credit – 2 hours basic/1 hour refresher for faculty submitting requests to the IRB.

The Santa Clarita Community College District Institutional Review Board is charged with protecting the rights and welfare of human research subjects for projects in which the District is engaged. Guided by the principles of The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research, the SCCCD IRB reviews all human research protocols in accordance with federal regulations, State laws, and local and District policies. The SCCCD IRB is comprised of members from various disciplines in the social/behavioral sciences, biological/physical sciences, nursing, institutional research office, and community/lay members (as needed) to assure a comprehensive review process. Through a collaborative partnership, the SCCCD IRB assists investigators in the protection of human subjects.

Please contact Dr. Daylene Meuschke at daylene.meuschke@canyons.edu for additional information.

 

 

#025S Attend Non-COC Provider Training

FLEX credit – 20.5 hours max per year

Faculty and staff can earn FLEX credit for attending training provided by entities outside of the Professional Development program.

Please complete a FLEX application form online at http://app.canyons.edu/offices/PD/FLEX/Forms/NonCoc/

 

 

 

Collaborate on a Project

#027S – Spring 2016

FLEX credit – 20.5 hours max per year

FLEX credit is given for faculty who collaborate with another on-campus department on a project or initiative.  Please complete a FLEX application form online at http://www3.canyons.edu/offices/PD/FLEX/Forms/Collaborate/default.asp

 

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Engage in Outreach

#029S – Spring 2016

FLEX credit – 20.5 hours max per year

FLEX credit is given for faculty who engage in outreach activities on behalf of the Santa Clarita Community College District. Please complete a FLEX application form online at http://app.canyons.edu/offices/pd/FLEX/Forms/Outreach/ .

 

 

 

Propose a Workshop

Faculty and staff are invited to propose a workshop to be presented as part of the Professional Development program offerings.  If you would be interested in proposing a workshop, please complete the online proposal form at http://app.canyons.edu/offices/PD/FLEX/Forms/Workshop/

 

 

College of the Canyons is committed to providing the highest quality Professional Development program possible.  Over six hundred training opportunities are available to faculty and staff annually on a variety of relevant topics.  Every employee is encouraged to complete a personal Professional Development plan each year and engage in training that addresses the needs identified in that plan. 

 

If you desire training on a topic that is not currently listed in the FLEX booklet or Professional Development program offerings, please contact Leslie Carr in the Professional Development office at leslie.carr@canyons.edu or at 661.362.3100.  Every effort will be made to make the training available to you.

 


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Presentations at Local Adult Living Communities

 

#030S – Bel Caro - Wednesdays, 4:00pm

#032S – Summer Hill - Wednesdays, 2:30pm

#031S– Friendly Valley - Fridays, 1:00pm

 

 

4 hours of FLEX credit per 2-hour presentation.

Please contact Diane Stewart at diane.stewart@canyons.edu to participate.