FLEX Week Information

Fall 2020

August 14 - 20, 2020

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  • #56F  Day of Assessment – Session #1
    8:30 – 9:30am
    Zoom Meeting ID: 939 3212 3121
    Password: 658325
    Presenters: Cindy Stephens,
    Early Childhood Education; Julianne Johnson & Robert Wonser, Co-Coordinators Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; Vida Manzo, Senior Research Analyst; Daylene Meuschke, Associate Vice President Institutional Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and CCC Initiatives
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    How did this crisis affect your data, your assessment in a broader sense? This workshop is designed to provide a place to dialog about what happened, how the change affected the way faculty assess, what was learned from it, and what we can do going forward.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to examine the impact of the change in teaching modality to distance education on student assessment in general during the Spring 2020 semester.  

     

    #57F Curriculum Committee Retreat
    9:00am – 12:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    94703163852
    Presenters: Omar Torres,
    Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Instruction;                               Lisa Hooper, Curriculum Committee Chair
    FLEX credit: 3 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    This is the annual, mandatory training for the Curriculum Committee.  Topics to be covered include training on the course outline of record, Technical Review considerations and best practices, review of relevant laws and regulations, and new information provided at the Curriculum Institute.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will learn the current legislative mandates, local processes and curriculum management system as they relate to the curriculum process at COC.

     

    #58F  Diversity Talks #1: Dreamers 101 Training/August Retreat
    10:00am – 12:00pm
    Z
    oom Meeting ID: 921 9295 1408
    Password:
    305193
    Presenters:  Flavio Medina-Martina, Director, Diversity & Inclusion; Esther Villegas-Sandoval, Sociology; Alonso Garcia, CCCCO/Foundation
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    Please join us in this Dreamers 101 training/August Retreat for our campus community. Our goal for this session includes two components:

    1. The first component of this session will focus on the recent DACA decision and what it means for Higher Education. We will have a special guest speaker from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. We will have an open discussion on what services and programs are available for students and families of our campus at the state and federal level.

    2. The second component of this session will focus on how these changes impact College of the Canyons. In addition, our August retreat will focus on a discussion around common ground terminology, language and what foundational elements will help faculty and staff have a better understanding of our campus undocumented students.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be aware of the services and programs are available for DACA students and families of our campus at the state and federal level.

     

    #59F  Video Recording & Editing: An Effective Way to Reach All Students
    10:00am – 12:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 964 9559 2163
     
    Presenter: Peter de Luca, Economics
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    In this workshop, the presenter will demonstrate how to use the leading YouTube recording software Camtasia.  Camtasia is a software application that allows you to record screencasts and then professionally edit them.  Camtasia can be downloaded and used for free as a trial, so all will be able to "follow along” at this session. 

    *You can download the free trial version at https://www.techsmith.com/download/camtasia/.

    More About Camtasia

    Now more than ever before, it is important to create professional screencast recordings for your online classes. Many students are not comfortable with online classes and screencast video lectures will make your online classes feel more like on-campus classes.

    Video lectures will take your online class to the next level and your students will be so grateful for the high quality video recording resources that you provide in your course in Canvas. The key to learning is repetition and high quality video recordings will help accelerate the learning process for your students. Their learning experience will be easier and more enjoyable!

    For this workshop to have the greatest impact, each participant is asked to download the free trial version of Camtasia so they can follow along with the instructor in the workshop. The instructor recommends that participants have a headset with a microphone, but it is not mandatory.  The computer microphone will suffice.

    Here is a short intro to Camtasia:

    https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hsimp=yhs-att_001&hspart=att&p=what+is+camtasia#id=8&vid=2cdf22a0085106919475d43dcdffebe1&action=view

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to use Camtasia to create screencast recordings for online classes.

     

    #60F  6th Annual Online Instructor Retreat
    12:00 – 4:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    929 7927 5888
    Presenters: Joy Shoemate,
    Interim Director, Online Education; Chloe McGinley, Online Education Coordinator
    FLEX credit: 4 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Please join us for the 6th annual Online & Hybrid Instructor Retreat! Hear about what's new in online ed, and the exciting new tools coming to you soon. Explore the latest online instruction ideas, trends & best practices. Get fresh ideas and inspiration for the coming year while networking with colleagues and sharing your knowledge and experiences! Whether you are teaching online for the first time, or have been an online Instructor, this is an event you will not want to miss!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to us the latest online instruction ideas, trends and best practices in their online classes.

     

    #61F  Day of Assessment – Session #2
    12:30 – 1:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 959 8900 2742
    Password: 865567
    Presenters: Jeffrey Baker,
    SLO Coordinator; Cindy Stephens, SLO Coordinator; Evis Wilson, Academic Coordinator II; Daylene Meuschke, Associate Vice President Institutional Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and CCC Initiatives; Vida Manzo, Senior Research Analyst; and the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Data Coaches
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Who are data coaches, what can you consult them for, and how can they assist you and your department?  During this workshop, we will examine who the respective members of your 2020-2021 data coaching team are. We will cover what role they play in liaising between you and data, how they can help you with program review, general data inquiries, we will cover opportunities in the Fall for learning to access your SLO course data and investigating your data via an equity lens by disaggregating and assessing for disproportionate impact.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to understand who the data coaches are, the role they play in guiding you in accessing and understanding your data and facilitating conversations surrounding the data within your respective departments.  

     

    #62F  Day of Assessment – Session #3
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 949 7665 7299
    Password: 988063
    Presenters:
    CASL Co-chairs and select faculty from the Biology, Business, English, Math Departments
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    This will be a faculty presentation about data disaggregation. What is it? What does it look like? Why do we use it? Listen to what early adopting departments and faculty have to say about the process and the results.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to analyze the process and results of data disaggregation.

     

    #63F  Day of Assessment – Session #4a
    3:30 – 4:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    917 3874 8192
    Password: 906338
    Presenters:
    CASL Co-chairs and faculty whose courses map to the ISLOs
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    This will be a meeting with departments about data - mapping, assessment of CSLOs and PSLOs.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to assess data for their academic discipline.

     

    #64F  Day of Assessment – Session #4b
    3:30 – 4:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    942 3402 3290
    Password: 426760
    Presenters:
    CASL Co-chair and Evis Wilson, Academic Coordinator II
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    This is an open lab for faculty with questions regarding SLO and/or eLumen support.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to obtain assistance with their SLOs and/or eLumen.

  • #65F Welcome Back “Breakfast:”  #ApartTogether – What Will We Say to Our Students on the First Day
    9:00 – 10:30am
    Zoom Meeting ID: 968 4425 0929

    Presenters: Teresa Ciardi, Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences; Larry Schallert, Assistant DirectorStudent Health and Wellness/Mental Health Programs
    FLEX credit: 1.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    A conversation with each other and Larry Schallert about what we want to say, how we want to welcome students, as we start Fall semester classes in the "new normal.”

    Learning Outcome: First day of class opening statements and initial classroom activities will be explored and may be developed.

     

    #66F  New Fulltime Faculty Orientation
    10:00am – 3:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    925 0506 5797
    Presenters: Julianne Johnson and Robert Wonser,
    Co-Coordinators of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
    FLEX credit: 5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    As a new fulltime faculty member, you will encounter many new challenges and interesting opportunities in the coming year. To help you become more acclimated to our campus culture, you are invited to attend a New Faculty Orientation. The orientation is designed to help you feel comfortable in your new position, and provide you with basic information that will assist you as you navigate through your first year. The orientation program provides new faculty with the opportunity to meet other faculty and staff members in various departments on campus, and will help you become acquainted with the college.

    Learning Outcome: By the end of the orientation, participants will have learned about the various departments and services provided on campus and who to contact should they have questions about those departments and services.

     

    #67F  International Forum on Youth 2020 Preview
    11:00am – 12:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    918 0455 1043
    Presenter: Brent Riffel, History  
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    This session will update the campus community on the upcoming November 2020 International Forum on Youth (IFY). Sponsored by ISP and COC Global, this year marks our second annual event and will be centered on the theme of Migration. Through a variety of speakers, panels, discussions, film, and performance, this fall's IFY will highlight how migration has shaped our social, political, environmental, biological and other ecosystems. This FLEX Week session will highlight the key components of the forum, and seek input from colleagues on how best to enhance the IFY's effectiveness this year and beyond.

    Learning Outcome: Participants in this session will learn more about the International Forum on Youth, its three-year slate of offerings, and how faculty and staff can become involved in our efforts.

     

    #68F  Diversity Talks #2: Outlining Microaggressions
    12:30 – 1:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 910 9864 2038
    Password: 534401
    Presenters: Flavio Medina-Martin, Director, Diversity & Inclusion; Pamela Williams-Paez, Sociology
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Please join us at this discussion where we will focus on the various layers of microaggressions. Specifically, we will discuss the following topics:

    • How the various attitudes/behaviors associated with microaggressions can lead to racial bias and implicit/explicit biases
    • How these elements impact students and our colleagues.
    • Various stereotypes and how they inadvertently permeate our attitudes/behavior;
    • How we respond when we are presented with these situations and how we can challenge our own behaviors/attitudes in the workplace.

    This discussion will circle around several activities, readings, films, etc. that will be assigned the closer we get to FLEX week.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to define microaggressions and identify the attitudes/behaviors associated with microaggressions that can lead to racial bias and implicit/explicit biases.

     

    #69F Online Library Services Tailored for Your Class
    12:30 – 1:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    985 9170 0225
    Password: 906338
    Presenters: Sara Breshears, Librarian; Jennifer Thompson, Librarian
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Equip your Fall courses with tailored online library services.  We will share several options that will help your students find useful sources for your class and prepare them with the skills they will need when they transfer.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to utilize online library resources.

     

    #70F Games & Interactive Assignments in Canvas
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    440 7807 092
    Password: wdpyRsLLA9
    Presenter: Andralena Panczenko, ESL
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    This workshop will demonstrate how to easily create games and interactive assignments in Canvas for free (including word searches, crossword puzzles, quiz games, interactive videos, and more).

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to create and embed a game or interactive assignment in Canvas for students to complete.

     

    #71F Focusing on Pathways in an Online Environment
    3:30 – 5:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    937 7058 5202
    Presenters: Jasmine Ruys, Associate Vice, President Enrollment Services; Daylene Meuschke, Associate Vice President, Institutional Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and CCC Initiatives; Paul Wickline, Associate Vice President, Instruction
    FLEX credit: 1.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Join faculty, staff, and administrators from across the campus as we share practices we have implemented to continue our Canyons Complete efforts in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn how we have steadfastly remained focused on our strategic goals of access, engagement, and success for our students despite the challenges posed. While moving instruction and academic and student support services “online” posed many challenges to maintain continuity of service to our students, it also opened up new opportunities to serve students in ways we had never thought possible before. Please join us in this conversation about what we have accomplished and what we still need to accomplish as we continue our implementation of Canyons Completes in 2020-2021.  

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Participants will understand the various ways student services, canyons completes, and instructional areas have continued the guided pathways work in an online environment.
    • Participants will understand ways to implement practices into their classroom to promote student success.
    • Participants will be able to identify ways they can participate in campus wide guided pathways efforts.

     

    #72F What You Think You Know About International Students and What Their Real Situation Is
    3:30 – 5:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    989 8669 4889
    Presenter: Teresa Ciardi, Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences;  Maritza Munzon, ISP Student Services Specialist III
    FLEX credit: 1.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    While International Services and Programs (ISP) is the primary point of contact for international students, we need to work together as a community to enhance our international students' sense of belonging, academic goals, interpersonal successes and cougar pride!

    This presentation will focus on the lives of international students in the U.S.; the visas they can get, the rules they have to follow, some of the challenges they face, and how both staff and faculty can become international student allies.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will leave this session with a true understanding of international student life in the United States so that we can improve the support our college provides for them.

  • #73F Building Interactive Exercises and Tutorials for Your Classes
    9:00 – 11:00am
    This will be a self-paced workshop offered in Canvas during fall FLEX week

    Presenter: Jose Martin, Modern Languages
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Learn how to create basic interactive activities using ready-made templates from the college's GLA tutorials.  By making simple changes in the templates, you can create exercises and tutorials with student feedback.  Have content with show/hide function to present material, insert PowerPoint slides with navigation arrows, provide drag-and-drop features to select answers, have feedback and score appear when answers are chosen, let students identify errors to make them drop from the screen.  There are many options for you to explore and adapt to your needs.  No previous knowledge of web design or programming needed. If you can type, copy and paste, and save files, you can do this!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to create basic interactive exercises and tutorials for their students.

     

    #74F Diversity Talks #3: Can We Eliminate Our Bias?
    9:00 – 10:30am
    Zoom Meeting ID
    : 994 4897 7140
    Password: 358332
    Presenters:  Flavio Medina-Martin, Director, Diversity & Inclusion; Preeta Saxena, Senior Research Analyst
    FLEX credit: 1.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    This discussion will focus on the definitions of implicit/explicit biases, the various types of biases that exist in the workplace and in the educational environment, how these concepts reflect behaviors/attitudes and how they can be challenged, and what can be learned from others. The question that we will be addressing will be, “Can we eliminate our bias?” This discussion will circle around several activities, readings, films, etc. that will be assigned the closer we get to FLEX week.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to identify implicit/explicit biases and how they can be challenged.

     

    #75F Alliances: What Are They at COC?
    11:30am – 12:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    996 7974 6044
    Presenter:  Preeta Saxena, Senior Research Analyst
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    This session will provide an overview of the purpose and structure of Alliances that were implemented in Fall 2019 for various affinity groups among students. These Alliances are a major part of our efforts to support and reduce Equity gaps in student success outcomes.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to refer students to Alliance groups, gain an understanding of the Alliances as one type of student support which includes mentoring components.

     

    #76F Exposing and Addressing the Fears in the Way of Our Students’ (and Our Own) Success!
    1:00 – 2:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    758 4890 1746
    Password: 8ywZJz

    Presenter:  Olivia Ryan, Assistant Director, The Learning Center
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    So many negative and anxiety-producing thoughts prevent our students from registering for certain classes, reaching out to their instructors, engaging in classroom activities, and asking for help. Honestly addressing these fears, as well as our own, in addition to modeling positive ways to overcome these challenges could prove crucial to the success of our students in and out of the classroom. Results of an anonymous fear-exploration survey given to students, faculty, and staff at College of the Canyons will be discussed in conjunction with effective psychological strategies for exploring and addressing the specific fears of our students.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to directly discuss and address potential obstacles to student success and engagement based on relevant psychological theories and the results of an anonymous survey.

     

    #77F Canyons Connects
    2:30 – 3:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    995 9118 5445
    Presenter:  Rebecca Laff, Child Development
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Canyons Connects, powered by Starfish platform, is a student support program intended to improve student retention, engagement, and success. The software connects instructors, students, and many campus services together under one umbrella. Attend this open lab for hands on training in Canyons Connects. Faculty will learn how to submit important feedback to students with the Progress Surveys, potentially prompting Counseling faculty and special populations to intervene with the student. Raising a flag will send a message to a student to contact their instructor and/or seek TLC support depending on the notification the faculty selects. Faculty can connect students to counseling services through Canyons Connects Referrals and send students acknowledgements of their good work by sending a "KUDO" through the system.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to explain the benefits of connecting with students through Canyons Connects and feel comfortable using the system.

     

    #78F Diversity Talks #4: How is “Culture” Defined at COC?
    2:30 – 3:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    977 7753 8767
    Password: 347282
    Presenter:  Flavio Medina-Martin, Director, Diversity & Inclusion; Juan Buriel, English; Stephenie Tesoro, Grant Writer
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    This discussion will focus on how "culture” is defined at College of the Canyons. In our discussion, we will review:

    • The importance of understanding what we see on the outside does not necessarily reflect what is going on, on the inside;
    • How we help shape and define societal views by looking at language, arts, music, human interactions, traditions, religion and most important…FOOD!
    • What happens we ask the question - what is "culture” at COC?
    • The role of bias on the day-to-day interactions of human behavior
    • The sense of feeling connected and the sense of feeling disconnected; finding common ground by students and employee groups as a whole
    • How does a "sense of community” enrich the student experience?

    We will take a look at our "cultural lenses” and the importance of evolving those lenses. This discussion will circle around several activities, readings, films, etc. that will be assigned the closer we get to FLEX week.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to define COC’s culture and how it is shaped.

     

    #79F Diversity Talks #5: Let’s Talk About Race
    4:00 – 5:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    971 1074 1050
    Password: 395041

    Presenter:  Flavio Medina-Martin, Director, Diversity & Inclusion; Teresa Ciardi, Earth, Space & Environmental Sciences; Phil Gussin, Political Science; Brent Riffel, History
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Please join a distinguished panel of faculty members in a round-table "zoom” discussion on "race.” Elements of this discussion will circle around the webinar series of "Black Minds Matter” presented by Dr. J. Luke Wood and Dr. Donna Y. Ford. This series will take place from 11:00am to 12:30pm on Thursdays (July 16, 23, & 30, Aug 6 & 13).

    Please see description below on the series and the link associated with the webinar by Dr. Wood and Dr. Ford:

    Black Minds Matter addresses the experiences and realities of Black students in education. Black Minds Matter is a national movement that draws parallels between the policing of Black lives and schooling of Black minds. The course will balance a discussion of issues facing Black students as well as offer research-based strategies for improving their success.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xFtnt0ksTGWwtVOF6Ug8zg

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to discuss the experiences and realities of Black students in education.

  • #80F Integrating Online Learning Into Our Students’ Busy Lives
    8:30 – 10:30am
    Zoom Meeting ID: 920 7028 3868
    Password: 963791

    Presenter:  Amanda Keating, Anthropology
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Online learning may be here to stay. Education should be empowering for students, no matter what other obligations they have on their plate. This training is based on a survey of 312 community college students across the Los Angeles area and reflects what has worked best for students who are learning online. Throughout innovative technologies and creative teaching methods, we can make learning easier and more empowering than ever before.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to use a concrete set of tools to make learning easier for busy students (while also making teaching easier for instructors).

     

    #81F Marketing with Career Trees
    9:00 – 10:00am
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    965 3909 6107
    Password: 637021
    Presenter:  Harriet Happel, Dean, Career Technical Education
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Learn how to market your program using Career Trees and Copy Points.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to use Career Trees and Copy Points to market their specific program(s).

     

    #82F Understanding and Engaging with the Canyon Country Campus in Fall 2020
    11:00am – 12:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    929 1975 8780
    Presenter:  Ryan Theule, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Canyon Country Campus, Institutional Effectiveness, and Grants
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    With Canyon Country Campus now in its fourteenth year and with the Science Center anticipated to open after the fall semester, this session will provide an update on the latest campus facilities and activities, current and future plans, and discuss the critical role the campus plays in District planning, operations, instruction, and student success. This session will also help brainstorm ideas to support the campus as a laboratory for innovation and discuss how attendees can be involved.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to explain the growth in facilities, instructional programs and services to students, campus goals and projects, and the similarities and differences between COC's two campuses. Attendees will also brainstorm ideas for the campus and learn how the CCC is impacting student access, engagement, and success.

     

    #83F CETL – Excellence in Zooming
    12:30 - 1:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    982 1241 0282
    Presenter:  Julianne Johnson, Co-Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Using Zoom in the classroom can be challenging and rewarding.  This workshop is designed to highlight best practices for Zooming in converted face-to -face classes, hybrid classes, and fully online classes.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to navigate Zoom and engage students with classroom management techniques and thoughtful student collaborative participation.

     

    #84F Diversity Talks #6: Open Forum Talks on the Common Grounds/Multicultural Center
    12:30 - 1:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 998 9971 5601

    Password: 166458
    Presenters:  Flavio Medina-Martin, Director, Diversity & Inclusion; Jasmine Ruys, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services; Anthony Morris, Academic Advisor; Debbie Morlett, Academic Advisor; Preeta Saxena, Senior Research Analyst ; Cindy Stephens, Early Childhood Education
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    This session is for all of us to get together to discuss the start of our Common Grounds/Multicultural Center at COC. This has been proposed many times over the years, but most recently through the LEAP program. The members of the LEAP team in 2019 put together a comprehensive proposal that includes various elements including the center's vision, purpose, operational structure, district cost, programming and other elements. It is time for us to implement! We can do this virtually, to start, but then find a space on campus to have it ready when we welcome students back to campus.

    Please join Dr. Jasmine Ruys and members from the LEAP team to engage in a discussion on how we want to get started. We will distribute the proposal the closer we get to this FLEX event.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to provide input and ideas into the development of a Multicultural Center at College of the Canyons.

     

    #85F Canvas Assessments & Grading – For New Canvas Users
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 484 686 543

    Presenter:  Joy Shoemate, Interim Director, Online Education; Chloe McGinley, Online Education Coordinator
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Explore the options and tools available in Canvas to assess student learning. Create assignments that check for plagiarism and utilize rubrics, exams, quizzes, and discussions.  Learn how to use the Canvas Gradebook and Speedgrader to view, evaluate, and provide feedback on student submissions.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to use the featured tools in Canvas.

     

    #86F Self Service – The NEW Web Advisor for Faculty
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    984 6453 4309
    Presenter:  Mark Garcia, Director, Management Information Systems (MIS)
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    This workshop will be an introduction to Self-Service with a brief discussion of Colleague/Datatel, Web Advisor (My Canyons). Users will learn the basics of logging in and using Self Service to complete daily functions such as rosters, emailing students, submitting leaves, or requisitions.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to understand how the Self Service system will affect their daily work. It will give them the bridge to Self Service from Web Advisor (which is being retired in Q1 2021). It is important for all employees to attend or view the documentation associated with this change.

     

    #87F Classrooms Around the World
    3:30 – 5:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    982 4485 0998
    Presenter:  Teresa Ciardi, Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences; Maritza Munzon, ISP Student Services Specialist III
    FLEX credit: 1.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    At College of the Canyons, we have students from across the globe and while educational systems in different cultures share some commonalities, there are also many differences. A typical school day can look very different from one culture to the next. As the world becomes more interconnected, we should carefully examine the differences so we can better understand each other's perspectives.

    In this session, we will discuss some ways in which the educational customs and routines in schools around the world are different from those in the U.S., and how those differences may factor into how international students interact in the classroom.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to identify how customs and routines in schools around the world are different from U.S. schools, and come up with examples of how this information can be incorporated into their classroom.

  • #88F  Zooming through 2020 – Unmasking the Opportunities
    8:30 – 11:30am
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    951 5976 1724
    Password: 589921
    Presenter:  Dr. Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor
    FLEX credit: 3 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    As human beings, we naturally prefer safety and predictability.  But the past months have shown us that life often brings uncertainty and unpredictability. 

    We worry over the economy, employment, finances, and of course, the physical health of everyone around us, as our nation grapples with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the same time, we have engaged in honest, but painful, conversations about injustice, inequity, and racism, and the part we all play in creating and implementing real solutions.

    While we crave comfort and security, we are not powerless in the face of uncertainty.  Our mindset is key to making the most of opportunities that come with facing the unknown and moving forward in difficult circumstances.  What we can control is our attitude, behavior, words and actions.  We can always choose to be proactive rather than paralyzed. 

    In uncertain times, people turn to their leaders for guidance and reassurance more than ever before.  While no one can predict with confidence what will happen next, as leaders and educators, we can help others to see a path forward as they make sense of new situations; to stay on course; and to focus on what needs to be accomplished as we work together to build for the future. 

    In this session, we will explore strategies for Leading in Uncertain Times: Navigating through Crisis.

    • Learning to Thrive in Times of Uncertainty
    • Taking action over the things you can control
    • Helping others chart their course in ever-changing conditions
    • Providing clear guidance on critical priorities
    • Spreading positivity – it’s contagious!
    • Empowering others to design solutions
    • Facing the future with clarity, confidence, and optimism

    You will hear from students and colleagues; and dialog amongst yourselves as to what we can do, with a growth mindset, to deal with these unusual and difficult circumstances.  

    Join us as we navigate through uncertain times with resilience, and set the stage for student success, transformation, and leadership.


    Department Retreats
    12:00 – 2:00pm
    Locations will be arranged by Department Chairs
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Department Chairs will set the agenda, location and format for the retreat. Adjunct faculty who attend and who are scheduled to teach during the summer 2020 or fall 2020 terms are eligible to receive FLEX pay.

    Learning Outcome: Upon completion of the retreat, participants will be able to identify the key issues the department will be addressing during the upcoming academic year.

     

    #89F Guidance and Strategies for Supporting Mental Health of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disability
    1:00 – 2:30pm
    Zoom Meeting ID:
    615 603 6398
    Presenter: Larry Schallert,
    Assistant Director, Student Health and Wellness/Mental Health Programs
    FLEX credit: 1.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    This session will provide information about connecting students with intellectual disabilities to campus and community resources. These resources have proven to assist students and their families/caregivers become better equipped to navigate the often overwhelming college educational system and how the aforementioned services are available to assist students with ASD and mental health challenges to live up to their fullest educational potential.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to connect students with campus and community resources.

     

    #90F Make Room for All Political Views in the Classroom
    3:00 – 5:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 915 7055 3740
    Password: 307127
    Presenter: Amanda Keating,
    Anthropology
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    As students face a challenging presidential election cycle, we can use our classrooms as a place to teach and practice the tools necessary for productive political dialogue (communication, critical thinking, consensus building, etc). The presenter is a group facilitator for the non-profit organization, Braver Angels, which strives to facilitate dialogue between far-left and far-right leaning Americans. She will show participants how to apply the skills that she uses in the field in the classroom and will help prepare them to design and implement productive political dialogue strategies.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to use a set of group facilitation skills that allow for productive political dialogue in the classroom during this tense political climate.

     

    #91F Using Canvas for Professional Development Trainings? Show Me How!
    3:00 – 4:00pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 936 8178 3578
    Password: 191050

    Presenter: Mike Harutunian, English
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Last semester, Professor Harutunian was doing a series of FLEX presentations about our local community so that faculty who didn’t live here could familiarize themselves with a community that has quite a bit more history than its suburban façade obscures. When we moved to working and teaching remotely in March, he was left with a mountain of material and no hope of presenting it until life returned to normal. However, he has discovered that Canvas can be an excellent tool for professional development! For this presentation, he will be covering how he took a standalone presentation and transformed it into a Canvas-based activity. Although this specific workshop covers the specifics of doing a professional development workshop online, the same tools could be used for any activity for which a full class might be too much.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will learn how to utilize Canvas to develop an online professional development training.

 

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    Embracing ALL Cultures in a Time of Crisis

    Welcome to Fall 2020 Professional Development/FLEX Week!

    Participating in our award-winning Professional Development program is an effective way to enhance your professional growth and training development needs.  It is also a way to interact with colleagues and learn from each other.

    The week will be different from past Professional Development/FLEX weeks.  All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom, with a variety of workshops designed to improve our teaching, student learning and student success.  All COC employees are invited to participate

    I thank the members of the Faculty Development Committee for their passionate and dedicated work in developing the highest quality faculty professional development program possible.

    Teresa Ciardi (Co-Chair) – Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences

    Annie Aboulian – English

    Brittany Applen - American Sign Language

    Sara Breshears - Library

    Sandy Carroll – Nursing

    Gary Collis - Business

    Chris Cota – Physical Education

    Brandon Hilst – Math

    Adam Kaminsky – Communication Studies

    Susan Ling – Counseling

    Tammy Mahan - Psychology

    Wendy Ruiz – Early Childhood Education

    The Professional Development program provides valuable resources, information and learning opportunities to help you achieve your professional growth goals, enhance your passion for teaching, and change the world, one student at a time.

    Sincerely,
    Leslie Carr,
    Director, Professional Development

     


     

    About the Professional Development Program
    College of the Canyons is dedicated to improving the professional growth of its faculty, staff and administrators by offering a wide variety of professional development opportunities that support both the institution’s strategic goals and the personal professional development goals of its employees. Professional development opportunities are offered that promote technological advancement, institutional effectiveness, student support, and the development of model academic and professional programs, and that promote and support excellence in teaching and learning. These opportunities foster the development of leadership skills of all employees, and emphasize creating innovation and inspiration, and a sense of community among students and staff.

    The expectation that all employees will engage in professional development is integrated into every job description. The district is committed to help employees meet their expectations through the development of College of the Canyon’s high-quality, comprehensive professional development program (which is recognized as a leader among professional development programs in the state). We are fortunate here at College of the Canyons to enjoy such a program and reap its benefits. We are also fortunate to have the dedicated support of Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook and the Board of Trustees, who clearly understand the value and importance of professional growth to the development of the capabilities of individuals and the college, and who strongly encourage all employees to dare to dream and make it happen!

    College of the Canyons’ award winning Professional Development program provides over six hundred training opportunities annually for all campus employees.  The program is developed by four Professional Development committees -- faculty, classified, administrative, and coordinating committees. These committees are comprised of representatives from each campus school and meet regularly throughout the year to design a comprehensive professional development program for their constituent groups. Needs assessment surveys are given annually that provide employees with an opportunity to contribute feedback and ideas to the Professional Development program planning.  Training opportunities offered through the Professional a Development program are open to all employees.

    Why do we have Professional Development days?
    There are ten dedicated Professional Development days, also called “FLEX days,” offered each year. These days take place during the five days prior to the fall and spring semesters. Training opportunities during these ten days are offered on a variety of topics, including teaching and learning, student support, cultural diversity, technology, and leadership development. These FLEX days are part of the Flexible Calendar Program that was initiated by six California community colleges in 1976 as a pilot project authorized by Assembly Bill 2232.  The six pilot colleges were El Camino, Grossmont, Consumnes River, Saddleback, San Jose City, and Evergreen Valley.  These pilot colleges were allowed to reduce the number of required instructional days from 175 to a minimum of 160. The bill provisions allowed the colleges the opportunity to replace up to fifteen days of regular instruction with alternative activities such as course and program development and revision, staff development activities, development of new instructional materials, and to other instruction-related activities.

    In the fall of 1980, El Camino College withdrew from the pilot program and was replaced by College of the Canyons.

    Implementation of the Flexible Calendar Program at the pilot colleges involved reforming the instructional calendar to accommodate instruction-free days for faculty development activities.  Legislation (AB 1149) was drafted in 1981 that allowed all colleges the option of adopting a Flexible Calendar Program.

    In 1980, a committee called the Task Force 4-1-4 was established at College of the Canyons. The committee consisted of ten members: four faculty, two administrators, the EOPS counselor, the instructional media specialist, and one student. Today, this committee is called the Faculty Development Committee and consists of two representatives from each school, the Professional Development director, and a student representative.  The number of FLEX days is negotiated by the COC Faculty Association.  Faculty members voted to have 10 FLEX days at COC, which means that 10 days are deducted from the 176 instructional days and set aside for professional development.

    Fulltime Faculty obligation
    Full time faculty members are required to complete 41 hours of professional development/FLEX activities per academic year. These activities must not overlap with any accountable hours during the regular academic term or special assignments for which the faculty members are regularly compensated. Faculty members can meet their FLEX obligation by participating in workshops offered during the 10 Professional Development/FLEX days offered in fall and spring, or by participating in scheduled and/or unscheduled activities throughout the year, including doing an Independent Project, attending a conference, engaging in outreach or collaborating with another department or program on a project.

    All fulltime faculty members are paid the 41 hours in advance assuming they will complete their obligation.  Any hours that are not completed by the June 30th deadline will be docked from their July paycheck. Docked hours are deducted from their annual STRS service credit.

    Adjunct Faculty Participation and Compensation
    Adjunct faculty are encouraged and invited to attend any Professional Development/FLEX workshop or activity they like. Adjunct faculty who have a teaching assignment in the semester they attend a Professional Development/FLEX workshop, will receive up to 9 hours pay per semester (fall and spring).  The first 5 hours will be paid at the regular instructional rate and the remaining 4 hours will be paid at the non-instructional rate.  Compensation for adjunct faculty is limited to FLEX workshops held on-campus at College of the Canyons.  Non-credit faculty are eligible for up to 9 hours pay each semester (fall and spring) at their hourly rate for attending approved on-campus FLEX workshops and activities. Please be sure to sign the sign in sheet at each workshop you attend.  This is required in order to receive FLEX/Professional Development credit.

    How is success measured?
    At College of the Canyons, success is measured using three district-wide strategic goals:

    • Access
    • Success
    • Engagement

    The Professional Development program aligns all offerings and activities with these established goals to ensure a meaningful and comprehensive program that is focused on achieving defined outcomes through the training of our most valuable resource, our employees.

    Program support
    College of the Canyons is committed to developing our employees to their fullest potential through the numerous training opportunities offered throughout the entire year as part of the Professional Development program. The importance of the Professional Development program and the District’s commitment is clearly defined in the College’s strategic plan, and is given full support by the Board of Trustees and Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook. All faculty and staff are encouraged to develop an annual personal professional development plan, and engage in training that will assist them in meeting their professional development goals.

    More information
    Please visit the Professional Development website at www.canyons.edu/pd for additional information about the training opportunities offered for employees.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What kind of activities are considered professional development activities?
    The term professional development includes activities that increase knowledge in the discipline or which directly enhance teaching skills, but also activities that improve working relationships with students and staff in and out of the classroom as well as activities that enhance an individual’s physical and mental ability to perform his/her job. The Faculty Development Committee has developed policies and procedures to evaluate activities for Professional Development/FLEX credit.  You can view these policies and procedures online at www.canyons.edu/pd.

    How much Professional Development/FLEX credit do I earn if I facilitate a workshop?
    Workshop facilitators earn double credit. For example, if you facilitate a three hour workshop, you will receive six hours of Professional Development/FLEX credit.

    How do I propose a workshop?
    If you would like to propose a professional development workshop, please submit a workshop proposal through Frontline Education at https://app.frontlineeducation.com. Workshop proposals are encouraged on any topic that would be of interest to COC employees and that correspond to at least one of the district’s strategic goals.

    When can Professional Development/FLEX credit be earned?
    You may earn Professional Development/FLEX credit during any time you are not scheduled to teach, hold office hours, or participating in other professional responsibilities or contractual duties.

    How do I receive Professional Development/FLEX credit?
    Be sure to pre-register using the Frontline Education online registration system for workshops you plan to attend.  You can access the system at https://app.frontlineeducation.com.  Then, please be sure to sign the sign in sheet at each workshop you attend.  This is required in order to receive FLEX/Professional Development credit.

    How do I register for a Professional Development/FLEX workshop?
    Registration for all Professional Development/FLEX workshops and activities is done through the Frontline Education online registration system at https://app.frontlineeducation.com.

    How to register for workshops:

    • Log in at https://app.frontlineeducation.com
    • Once you log in, select “Activity Catalogs” and then “District Catalogs.”
    • Then, click on the “All Events” box at the top and select “Fall 2020 Professional Development/FLEX Week”
    • Once you locate the workshop in which you would like to register, click on the title of the workshop.
    • Then, scroll down until you see the “Sign Up Now” blue button.  Click that button to register

    Register

  • #29S Welcome Back Breakfast
    8:00 – 9:00am
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Teresa Ciardi, Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Learn about the new Guidelines for YOUR Professional Development! Participants will become aware of possible increased opportunities for professional development and the many avenues through which professional development may be attained.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will know the major changes for including and documenting approved Professional Development.

    Register

    #30S Project-Based Learning (PBL)
    8:30am – 4:00pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Patty Robinson, Faculty Director, Civic & Community Engagement Initiatives
    FLEX credit: 7.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a recognized High Impact Practice, which connects real-world application with academic content. It engages students by emphasizing Design Thinking, Action Research, and Social Entrepreneurism. Using a "maker" framework, students from any discipline can examine a related problem and propose a solution while using the principles of PBL. As experiential learning at College of the Canyons moves away from service learning, PBL provides an effective way to emphasize impact, not hours. In doing so, students become more aware of local, national and global issues, as well as gain a greater sense of their own social responsibility. In addition, they learn the importance of civic, community, and political engagement. Join faculty leaders from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as they lead this day-long training session. WPI is the leading academic institution in higher education embedding PBL throughout its campus culture.  Breakfast and lunch provided.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to access a current assignment and redesign its content and outcome(s) using the principles of PBL.

    Register

    #31S Next Generation Students Have Flipped
    9:00 – 11:00am
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Teresa Ciardi, Faculty – Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    The K12 students who are or will be in your classroom are used to learning structures that may be opposite of how we do things.  K12 classrooms have become investigative, and in some cases integrated in their approach to learning.  An engaging model is being utilized to guide the learning rather than tell what is to be learned.  Experience the process for yourself!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to apply the engagement of 5E planning to their course content.

      Register

     

    #32S Connect Your Course to Careers in 10 Minutes or Less!
    11:00am – 12:00pm
    UCEN 206
    Presenter: Alisha Kaminsky, Career Counselor
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Students need help connecting the dots between college and careers. Come learn quick and easy tips on how to include career conversations in your classroom, without taking away from all of the important content you need to cover. Help your students see the relevance of their assignments, projects, and academic journey.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to assist their students with connecting college work to career/industry expectations. They will leave with various tools and resources to bring into their own classrooms, no matter the discipline!

    Register

     

    Lunch will be available at the second floor of the University Center kitchen/lounge area from 12:00 – 12:30pm

     

    #33S Get to Know Your NEW Library System and Resources!
    12:30 – 1:30pm
    UCEN 213
    Presenters: Sara Breshears, Librarian; Erin Barnthouse, Librarian; and Jennifer Thompson, Librarian
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Be one of the first to learn about the library's new search tool, Primo.  All California Community Colleges are moving to this new system, which aligns us with Cal State and UC library systems.  Additionally, we will discuss online resources, and ways we can partner together to help our students succeed.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to utilize library resources to support student success.

    Register

     

    #34S How to Be Funny in the Classroom!
    1:30 – 3:00pm
    UCEN 206
    Presenter: Anthony Galvan, History
    FLEX credit: 1.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Are you a funny professor? If not, come to this workshop and learn some techniques to help incorporate some humor into your classroom. Absorb some different comical approaches to liven up your course material with humor and jokes. Participants will be able to use humor and wittiness in their classroom to create a more relaxed and enjoyable classroom experience for their students.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to use humor effectively in the classroom to create a relaxed and friendly environment.

    Register

     

    #35S Guided Pathways Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment Q&A
    3:00 – 4:00pm
    UCEN 206
    Presenters: Rebecca Eikey, Chemistry and Academic Senate President; Paul Wickline, Associate Vice President, Educational Pathways
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Guided Pathways Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment is a tool designed to help our college assess how far along we are toward adopting essential guided pathways practices at scale. The first part of the Scale of

    Adoption Assessment (SOAA) includes essential practices examined in CCRC's book, Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins (Harvard University Press, 2015). We would like to convene faculty, student services staff, and administrators from across divisions at our college to discuss the extent to which each essential practice in the SOAA we are currently implementing at our college as of fall 2018.

    Questions in the SOAA are designed to also initiate or advance conversations about whether and how institutional practices are having differential impact on historically underserved groups and how our college can leverage your pathways work to close equity gaps by identifying and addressing causes of inequity, removing systemic barriers, and focusing design decisions and resource allocation in ways that more effectively address needs of underserved groups.

    We would like to hear from you - How are we doing with our Guided Pathways implementation? What questions do you have? Where would you like to see additional emphasis? Please join us at one or more of these Q&A Sessions!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to explain the priorities of the implementation efforts of our guided pathways transformation.

    Register

     

    #36S Unleashing the Potential of Canyons Connects
    3:00 – 4:00pm
    UCEN
    205  213
    Presenters: Justin Hunt, Student Services Coordinator (Computer Operations); Michelle LaBrie, Psychology; Rebecca Laff, Child Development
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    In fall 2019 we launched CANYONS CONNECTS (powered by Starfish platform), a student support program intended to improve student retention, engagement, and success. The software connects instructors, students, and many campus services together under one umbrella. Raising a flag will send a message to a student to contact their instructor and/or seek TLC support depending on the notification the faculty selects. Faculty can also help connect students to counseling services through Canyons Connects. They can also send students acknowledgements of their good work by sending a "KUDO” through the system.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to explain the benefits of connecting with students through Canyons Connects and feel comfortable using the system.

    Register

     

    #37S Counseling at COC – What We Do!
    4:00 – 5:00pm
    UCEN 206
    Presenter: Garrett Hooper, Counselor
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Counseling faculty play a unique role on campus through providing non-instructional and instructional services to support students.  Join us for a panel discussion about the intricacies of what takes place in our department and the role of counseling faculty, program advisors, and academic advisors.  Learn how we all work together to help students clarify their path, enter their path, stay on their path, and ensure learning.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to better understand of the role the Counseling Department plays in assisting students.

      Register

     

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    #38S Spring Convocation
    8:00 – 11:30am
    UCEN 258
    Presenters:
    Julie Johnson, History; Omar Torres, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Paul Wickline, Associate Vice President, Educational Pathways; Robert Wonser, Sociology
    FLEX credit: 3.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    Theme: Building Community: Serving the Whole Student

    Faculty and staff from both Academic Affairs and Student Services will facilitate and moderate discussions with their colleagues concerning the development of an inclusive community in the classroom and on our campuses. The focus will be on teaching and supporting the “whole” student within the classroom setting and moving “theory” into “practice” to help create a classroom of inclusivity, trust, and respect.

    Topics may include the following:

    • How do you build community in the classroom? In your academic department or program?
    • Collaborative teacher talk – maintaining excellence in the classroom while navigating community stress
    • Microaggressions
    • Implicit bias
    • Cultural competency
    • Culturally relevant teaching practices
    • Developing an inclusive classroom with an increasingly diverse student population
    • Leveraging technology to create community
    • Using support from the Behavioral Intervention Team

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be inspired to begin the spring term with renewed energy, a theoretical understanding of the importance of building an inclusive community in the classroom, and practical tips for doing so.

    Register

     

    #39S PebblePad ITK Toolkit (Part 1 of 3)
    12:00 – 6:00pm
    UCEN 213
    Presenters: Brittany Applen, American Sign Language; Alexa Dimakos, English
    FLEX credit: 6 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    The Implementation Workshop, using our Implementation Toolkit, is a session to clarify the use of PebblePad at your organization to ensure everyone has a clear picture of the purpose and focus of the adoption of PebblePad, and to help you begin planning strategies for a successful implementation.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to:

    • Discover how the platform functions and explore its possible applications.  
    • Clearly articulate the institutional vision for use of the platform.
    • Have an understanding of the required roles, responsibilities and timelines to support that institutional vision.
    • Represent both communication and ongoing  engagement strategies with PebblePad.
    • Determine internal ongoing training and support for all users.

      Register

     

    Lunch will be available at the Canyon Country Campus in CCC 502 from 12:00 – 1:00pm.

     

    #40S The Voice of Adjunct Faculty
    1:00 – 2:00pm
    CCC 503
    Presenter: Catherine Parker, Research Analyst
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Due to the nature of the job, it is challenging for adjunct faculty to be involved in planning and decision making at COC. The purpose of this workshop is to gather feedback from adjunct faculty, or any other member of the campus community, on how we can enhance engagement amongst adjunct faculty in planning and decision making at COC.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to engage in campus-wide planning and decision making.

      Register

     

    #41S Office 365 is Coming!
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    CCC 305
    Presenter: Hsiawen Hull, Director, Technology Services
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Come see what new features will be available when Office 365 rolls out campus-wide in January!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to use the new features of Office 365.

      Register

     

    #42S Guided Pathways Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment Q&A
    3:00 – 4:00pm
    CCC 400
    Presenters: Rebecca Eikey, Chemistry and Academic Senate President; Paul Wickline, Associate Vice President, Educational Pathways
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Guided Pathways Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment is a tool designed to help our college assess how far along we are toward adopting essential guided pathways practices at scale. The first part of the Scale of Adoption Assessment (SOAA) includes essential practices examined in CCRC's book, Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins (Harvard University Press, 2015). We would like to convene faculty, student services staff, and administrators from across divisions at our college to discuss the extent to which each essential practice in the SOAA we are currently implementing at our college as of fall 2018.

    Questions in the SOAA are designed to also initiate or advance conversations about whether and how institutional practices are having differential impact on historically underserved groups and how our college can leverage your pathways work to close equity gaps by identifying and addressing causes of inequity, removing systemic barriers, and focusing design decisions and resource allocation in ways that more effectively address needs of underserved groups.

    We would like to hear from you - How are we doing with our Guided Pathways implementation? What questions do you have? Where would you like to see additional emphasis? Please join us at one or more of these Q&A Sessions!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to explain the priorities of the implementation efforts of our guided pathways transformation.

      Register

     

    #43S Understanding and Engaging with the Canyon Country Campus
    3:00 – 4:00pm
    CCC 503
    Presenter: Ryan Theule, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Canyon Country Campus, Institutional Research and Planning, and Grants
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    With CCC now in its thirteenth year and with the imminent completion of the Science Center, this session will provide an update on campus facilities and activities, current and future plans, and discuss the critical role the campus plays in District planning, operations, instruction, and student success. This session will also help brainstorm ideas to support the campus as a laboratory for innovation and discuss how attendees can be involved.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will learn about the growth in facilities, instructional programs and services to students, campus goals and projects, and the similarities and differences between COC's two campuses. Attendees will also brainstorm ideas for the campus and learn how the CCC is impacting student access, engagement, and success.

      Register

     

    #44S Does A = Adequate?
    4:00 – 5:00pm
    CCC 505
    Presenter: Emily Prior, Sociology
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Join us for a frank discussion among faculty about grading, rubrics, and the meaning of grades.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will analyze various grading systems and interpret current and past meanings behind letter grades.

      Register

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    #45S Pebble+ Training (Part 2 of 3)
    9:00am – 3:00pm
    VALENCIA CAMPUS
    – UCEN 213
    Presenters: Brittany Applen, American Sign Language; Alexa Dimakos, English
    FLEX credit: 6 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    The list below is indicative of the areas that will be covered, however some elements from the list may be omitted or other areas added as your organizations needs are identified.

    • Introduction to PebblePad

    What are the key parts of the system and how do they work together.

    • Using the inbuilt tools in PebblePad to record activities

    Planning, experiences, reflection, talent as well as uploading files. This introduces the inbuilt tools and how they can be used. By creating items in this part of the training we are also developing items for use later in the sessions.

    • Creating presentations with PebblePad.

    Drawing upon items previously created users will create a range of presentation types including Blogs, Collections and Portfolios.

    • Introduction to Template Builder

    Building custom templates to support specific activities. Initially this will be an introduction to template builder and the tools available.

    • Building Custom Templates

    This part of the session will work through typical student activities and design templates to support them within PebblePad.

    • Workbooks

    Building on the use of Template builder attendees will build multiple page templates in the form of workbooks to both support active learning and the assessment of learning.


    Register

     

    A light breakfast will be available at the Canyon Country Campus in room 502 from 8:00 – 9:00am.

     

    #46S Counseling Peeps and What We Do!
    9:00 – 10:00am
    CCC 503
    Presenters: Saideh Behbood, Sara Ramos, Liz Shaker, Counselor; Diane Solomon; Counselor; Erika Torgeson, Counselor
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Counseling faculty play a unique role on campus through providing non-instructional and instructional services to support students. Join us as we share the intricacies of what takes place in our department and the role of counseling faculty, program advisors, and academic advisors. Learn how we all work together to help students define their path, enter their path, stay on their path and ensure learning!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will gain a better understanding of how the counseling department supports students with their academic, career and personal goals.

      Register

     

    #47S Does Everything Really Cause Cancer? The Truth Behind Cancer Myths
    10:00am – 12:00pm
    CCC 505
    Presenter: Kelly Cude, Biological/Physical Sciences
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    From leaving plastic water bottles in the car and drinking diet soda, to playing soccer on Astroturf or using a cell phone, it sometimes feels like nearly everything in our daily lives is suspected of causing cancer. In truth, only 120 agents (chemicals/radioactive agents/viruses) have been definitively identified as carcinogens, or cancer-causing substances. Additionally, many of these require high dose exposures to be considered dangerous. Come learn about how scientists track and identify carcinogens and how to distinguish facts from common cancer myths. We will also discuss lifestyle changes that can lower your cancer risk!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to distinguish carcinogens from cancer myths, predict if a substance is a carcinogen using the scientific method, and describe lifestyle changes that can lower their risk of cancer.

    Register

     

    #48S Guided Pathways Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment Q&A
    12:00 – 1:00pm
    UCEN 206
    Presenters: Tara Williams, Chemistry; Paul Wickline, Associate Vice President, Educational Pathways
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Guided Pathways Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment is a tool designed to help our college assess how far along we are toward adopting essential guided pathways practices at scale. The first part of the Scale of

    Adoption Assessment (SOAA) includes essential practices examined in CCRC's book, Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins (Harvard University Press, 2015). We would like to convene faculty, student services staff, and administrators from across divisions at our college to discuss the extent to which each essential practice in the SOAA we are currently implementing at our college as of fall 2018.

    Questions in the SOAA are designed to also initiate or advance conversations about whether and how institutional practices are having differential impact on historically underserved groups and how our college can leverage your pathways work to close equity gaps by identifying and addressing causes of inequity, removing systemic barriers, and focusing design decisions and resource allocation in ways that more effectively address needs of underserved groups.

    We would like to hear from you - How are we doing with our Guided Pathways implementation? What questions do you have? Where would you like to see additional emphasis? Please join us at one or more of these Q&A Sessions!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to explain the priorities of the implementation efforts of our guided pathways transformation.

    Register

     

    #49S G.I.F.T. – Great Ideas for Teaching
    1:00 – 4:00pm
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Cindy Stephens, Early Childhood Education
    FLEX credit: 3 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    This workshop will explore effective strategies that can be used to motivate and engage students. Bring the joy back into your teaching!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will leave this workshop with a plethora of effective teaching strategies
    will engage in appreciative inquiry protocols.

      Register

     

     

    #50S Coffee on the Side: Fire in California
    3:00 – 5:00pm
    UCEN 206
    Presenter: Erik Altenbernd, History; David Michaels, Engineering and Physics
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    California burns. Every year, both Northern California and Southern California burn. This is both a natural and unnatural state of affairs. Before the Gold Rush, nature shaped fire in California. To quote environmental historian Stephen Pyne, an “estimated 54% of California ecosystems are fire dependent, and most of the rest are fire adapted.” However, since the Gold Rush, humans have shaped the pyrogeogrpahy of California, not always for the better.

    Join us for a discussion of wildfire in California. Participants will learn about the place of fire in California history, politics, and science with a mind towards better engaging with a topic that affects our campus, community, and state.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will learn about the history of environment science and politics in California and our community, obtain a scientific understanding of energy and energy conservation,  Better engage and participate in important conversation concerning the climate of our campus, community, and state.

      Register

     

    #51S The Voice of Adjunct Faculty
    4:00 – 5:00pm
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Catherine Parker, Research Analyst
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Due to the nature of the job, it is challenging for adjunct faculty to be involved in planning and decision making at COC. The purpose of this workshop is to gather feedback from adjunct faculty, or any other member of the campus community, on how we can enhance engagement amongst adjunct faculty in planning and decision making at COC.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to engage in campus-wide planning and decision making.

      Register

     

    #57S Critique Strategies for Visual Communication
    5:00 – 7:00pm
    HSLH 204  MENH 205
    Presenters: Mark Daybell, Graphic/Multimedia Design; Shannon Doronio,  Graphic/Multimedia Design
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    How do we teach students to think critically through critique discussion? How do we get critique conversations started? How do we increase the quality of feedback? This workshop offers a collaborative opportunity for visual communication faculty (art & design), to share and learn strategies for leading an engaging and participatory critique of student work.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to use new strategies for increasing participation and quality of feedback during critiques, which will improve student learning and project outcomes.

    Register

  • #52S Daring to Lead: What’s Next?
    8:30 – 11:30am
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Dr. Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor
    FLEX credit: 3 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Daring to Lead
    is about creating cultures in which brave work, tough conversations, and whole hearts are the expectation.  In the Fall FLEX workshop, Daring to Lead: What’s in it for You?, we explored:

    • The need for brave leadership and more courageous cultures amidst a complex, rapidly changing environment where we’re faced with an insatiable demand for innovation;
    • Behaviors and issues that “get in the way” of Daring Leadership;
    • What it takes to develop daring leaders and cultures;
    • The importance of vulnerability and how it relates to Daring Leadership; and,
    • What it means to “Rumble with Vulnerability” – the foundational skill set of courage-building.

    We heard from a number of our colleagues and departments across campus on the ways they overcame obstacles – they laid their fears aside; risked failure; rallied together; and, took action amid uncertainty.  They ultimately experienced success because they were willing to “rumble with vulnerability” for the sake of those they serve…our students!

    This session will explore the importance of feedback in becoming daring leaders and the collection of skill sets that help us dare to do and equip us to lead.  We will focus on the following:

    • Look at ways we “get in our own way”;
    • Learn how to have tough conversations and give honest, productive feedback;
    • Explore the benefits of receiving feedback well (it’s an art!), including:
    • What counts as feedback;
    • The tension between learning and being accepted;
    • Triggers that block feedback and conversations; and
    • Types of feedback:  appreciation, coaching, and evaluation (we need all three!)
    • How to clarify values and live into those values;
    • Why cultivating trust is essential to building connections; and
    • How to manage our “fear of failure” so we can give ourselves permission to dare to do!

    Join us as we discuss material from two powerful New York Times Bestseller books on leadership, Dare to Lead (Brene Brown) and Thanks for the Feedback (Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen); and as we explore how to cultivate brave, daring leadership; and embed the value of courage in our classrooms, our departments, and in ourselves!

    Register

     

     

    #53S PebblePad + ATLAS (Active Teaching and Learning Assessment Space)  (Part 3 of 3)
    9:00am – 3:00pm
    UCEN 213
    Presenters: Brittany Applen, American Sign Language; Alexa Dimakos, English
    FLEX credit: 6 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    The list below is indicative of the areas that will be covered, however some elements from the list may be omitted or other areas added as your organizations needs are identified.

    • Introduction to ATLAS

    ATLAS is the institutional assessment space within PebblePad and this overview will introduce the key features of this part of the system.

    • Submitting work to ATLAS

    Work for assessment is sent to ATLAS to allow assessors to view, mark and provide feedback

    • Assessing work in ATLAS

    Giving feedback and approving work in ATLAS; creating feedback statements and templates to speed up reviewing of work.

    • Managing the whole Assessment life cycle

    This part of the session will have attendees act as students to complete the full assessment process to help understand the process from a student perspective.

    Register

     

    #55S Guided Pathways Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment Q&A
    12:00 – 1:00pm
    UCEN 206
    Presenters: Tara Williams, Chemistry; Paul Wickline, Associate Vice President, Educational Pathways
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Guided Pathways Scale of Adoption Self-Assessment is a tool designed to help our college assess how far along we are toward adopting essential guided pathways practices at scale. The first part of the Scale of

    Adoption Assessment (SOAA) includes essential practices examined in CCRC's book, Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins (Harvard University Press, 2015). We would like to convene faculty, student services staff, and administrators from across divisions at our college to discuss the extent to which each essential practice in the SOAA we are currently implementing at our college as of fall 2018.

    Questions in the SOAA are designed to also initiate or advance conversations about whether and how institutional practices are having differential impact on historically underserved groups and how our college can leverage your pathways work to close equity gaps by identifying and addressing causes of inequity, removing systemic barriers, and focusing design decisions and resource allocation in ways that more effectively address needs of underserved groups.

    We would like to hear from you - How are we doing with our Guided Pathways implementation? What questions do you have? Where would you like to see additional emphasis? Please join us at one or more of these Q&A Sessions!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to explain the priorities of the implementation efforts of our guided pathways transformation.

      Register

     

    #56S Sometimes Going to War is Easier Than Walking Into a College Classroom
    1:00 – 3:00pm
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Suzane Bricker, Author
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    The presenter will address techniques for effectively integrating the military learner into online and on-ground courses. The actual numbers of instructors who have served in the military is probably less than 5 percent. This session will help to improve working relationships with students and staff by examining preconceived ideas the military student may have about the instructor, and vice versa.  Other issues of discussion will include how to handle cases of sudden deployment, and to help military students overcome their fears of performing at the same competency levels as their civilian counterparts.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to understand the unique challenges of military learners and ways they can effectively integrate the military learner into their courses.

      Register

     

    Department Retreats
    3:00 – 5:00pm
    Locations will be arranged by Department Chairs
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    Department Chairs will set the agenda, location and format for the retreat. Adjunct faculty who attend and who are scheduled to teach during the winter 2020 intersession or spring 2020 semester are eligible to receive FLEX pay.

    Learning Outcome: Upon completion of the retreat, participants will be able to identify the key issues the department will be addressing during the upcoming academic year.

     

    #58S Best Practices in Teaching Business Courses THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED
    5:00 – 6:30pm  4:30 - 6:00pm
    HSLH 230
    Presenter: Bob Maxwell, Business
    FLEX credit: 1.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    The faculty in the Business department will share their best practices for teaching, assessing, and assisting students in their learning.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will learn about teaching techniques that could make them more effective in the classroom.

      Register

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    #59S SafeZone Training
    8:30 – 10:30am
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Larry Schallert, Assistant Director, Student Health and Wellness/Mental Health Programs
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success
    SafeZone is a nationally recognized program that increases awareness of issues pertaining to the LGBTQ community and challenges stereotypes/myths. The purpose of safe zone training is to enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools, and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive of LGBTQ individuals. Those who attend will become a certified safe zone!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will understand issues pertaining to the LGBTQ community and learn how to create an environment that is culturally competent and supportive of LGBTQ individuals.

    Register

     

     

    #60S Learn More About Our Annual Spring Student Symposium!
    8:30 – 9:30am
    UCEN 206
    Presenters: Consuelo Beecher, Chemistry; Chase Dimock, English; Sarah Etheridge, Anthropology
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    Participants will learn what our 4th Annual Spring Student Symposium is about and how they and their students can participate.  All disciplines are invited to attend!

    Learning Outcome: Participants of this workshop will learn more about our annual Spring Student Symposium, which will be held in April. They will learn how they can get their students to participate in a research presentation and how they can participate themselves by helping to facilitate and judge presentations. The Spring Student Symposium in April will provide faculty with an opportunity to interact with and assist student participants across all disciplines in a conference-like environment.
    Register

     

     

    #61S Everything You Need to Know About Academic Dishonesty
    9:30 – 10:30am
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Michael Wilding, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Services
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success
    This session will provide information on common forms of academic dishonesty, strategies to prevent cheating and plagiarism from occurring, and what to do if you suspect a student has been dishonest.  The presenter will detail the due process followed when a student is accused of academic dishonesty.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will have a better understanding of strategies to prevent cases of academic dishonesty.

      Register

     

    #62S Emergency Preparedness and Response
    10:30am – 12:30pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Michael Wilding, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Services
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    The California Education Code (Section 71095) requires that all college employees receive training to assist in reacting to a natural disaster, hazardous condition, or terrorist activity on or around a community college campus. There will be additional training opportunities offered during the year.

    This 2-hour comprehensive training session provides specialized and tailored training to fit with our District’s Emergency Operations Plan.  This training provides essential information on your role during an emergency incident, how to address specific incidents, and aid in recovery of those incidents.  Participants will receive the training required by the state of all employees and the latest information available regarding “best practices” to follow in dealing with the various hazards that may confront us, from active shooters to major earthquakes.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will:  

    • Become familiar with the District’s Emergency Operations Plan’s protocols and procedures and understand their roles in responding to specific emergency situations;
    • Be knowledgeable of the ICS command team structure, training and functions;
    • Know how and when to evacuate any space on campus when the need arises;
    • Be able to evaluate different spaces and understand when and how to Shelter-in-Place if that becomes necessary;
    • Know how to respond to specific hazards such as fire, flood, earthquake, hazardous materials, mass casualty, active shooter, pandemic/disease outbreak, and bomb threat/explosion;
    • Understand when and how to contact the Behavioral Intervention Team.

      Register

     

    #63S Complexities in Undocumented Student Identity: From Masked to Unmasked
    12:30 – 2:30pm
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Esther Villegas-Sandoval, Sociology
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Access
    About 98,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year and these students face a myriad of obstacles in their post-secondary journeys. This workshop will begin by reviewing some of the legislation impacting undocumented college students.  It will move on to discuss stigma, personal and educational experiences, and some of the ways in which undocumented students manage the presentation of undocumented status.  This workshop will largely focus on how presentation of the undocumented self exists on a continuum - undocumented students evaluate the risks and rewards of disclosing their undocumented statuses and disclose their status accordingly.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will gain a better understanding of the challenges facing undocumented youth and college students and achieve an increased awareness of resources available for them in the community.  Participants will also learn about the role they play in shaping the educational experiences of our undocumented community.

      Register

     

    #64S Self Service: The NEW MyCanyons Demo
    2:30 – 3:30pm
    UCEN 213
    Presenter: Mark Garcia, Director, Management Information Systems (MIS)
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    This session will introduce participants to the NEW program called Self Service, which will replace the current MyCanyons program.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to use the NEW program called Self Service, which will replace the current MyCanyons program. 

      Register

     

     

    #65S Implementing Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution on Campus
    2:30 – 4:30pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenters:
    Barrie Levy and Kimberly Nao, PeacePros L.A.
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    As professionals working in an institution of higher education, we encounter the need to have difficult conversations with colleagues in the workplace and with students in the classroom. This workshop will help develop our toolbox to work with people in uncomfortable situations and/or discussions. It is important to understand the difference between “civility” and being able to provide “safe spaces” for discussions. In this workshop, you will learn how to develop empathy language when working with our diverse student population and how to manage situations in the classroom when a difference of opinions is shared. We will also learn how to infuse a sense of mutual respect amongst colleagues and students, while at same time being able to express a difference of opinion.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will:

    • Learn effective communication, productive communication, and how to have difficult conversations;
    • Understand “civility” and “safe spaces”;
    • Implement brave spaces;
    • Develop empathy language;
    • Learn how to work with people who may get triggered by a difficult situation;
    • Stay thoughtful of everyone around them;        
    • Learn how to remind people that “civility” does not mean you can’t say something or express yourself - it’s about mutual respect;
    • Learn how to respond to a spouse or child vs. a co-worker or boss and understand boundaries;
    • Understand the importance of being “in” and in the present.
      Register
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    • Attend on-campus Professional Development workshops
      Workshops and other training opportunities are offered during fall and spring FLEX weeks and throughout the year.  Please be sure to sign the sign-in sheet at each session you attend in order to receive FLEX credit.

    • Do an Independent FLEX Project
      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.  To receive FLEX credit, a final project report must be submitted by June 30, 2020. Proposal forms are available through Frontline Education at https://app.frontlineeducation.com.

     

    • Conduct Fulltime and Adjunct Faculty Evaluations
      3 hours for the evaluator
      2 hours for the evaluatee
      Please email Sarah Dettman at sarah.dettman@canyons.edu with the name of the faculty that you evaluated and the date the evaluation was completed.

     

    • Attend Conferences Outside of Scheduled Work Hours
      Please complete a FLEX application form online at https://app.frontlineeducation.com.
      Applications must be submitted within 21 days of the conference.

     

    • 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.


    • Sign up for Individual Web Page Tutoring
      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
      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.

     

    • Take the Canvas Self-Paced Online Course
      FLEX credit - 4 hours
      This online, self-paced training provides an overview of Canvas, including layout and settings, how to build, organize and edit content, effective online communication tools, and Canvas assessment tools.
      Please click on the following link to complete the application https://app2.canyons.edu/offices/css/forms/canvas/ .

     

    • Participate in the Professional Development Mentor Program
      FLEX credit - 8 hours semester/16 hours max per year
      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.  

      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.

     

    • Participate in the Mentor Program for Faculty Teaching with Canvas
      FLEX credit - 8 hours sem/16 hours max per year
      The Mentor Program for Faculty Teaching with Canvas 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 Brian Weston at brian.weston@canyons.edu.  If you are an experienced online instructor and would like to become a mentor, please contact Brian Weston at brian.weston@canyons.edu.

     

    • 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.

     

    • 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.

     

    • 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:
      Go to: http://www.kognito.com/ccc
      Create an account (or sign in using your previously created email address & password
      Select the training you want to complete
      Click “Launch”
      Please email a copy of your certificate of completion to: sarah.dettman@canyons.edu

     

    • 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.

     

    • Attend Non-COC Provider Training
      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 https://app.frontlineeducation.com.

     

    • Collaborate on a Project
      FLEX credit is given for faculty who collaborate with another on-campus department or individual on a project or initiative.  Please complete a FLEX application form online at https://app.frontlineeducation.com.

     

    • Engage in Outreach
      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 https://app.frontlineeducation.com.

     

    • 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 https://app.frontlineeducation.com.

     

    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.

     

     

    Afternoons with the Professors & Friends

    COC Faculty and Staff are invited to share their wealth of knowledge with the local community!
    Sign up to provide a presentation on a topic of your choice for the residents at the following local Adult Living Communities:

    • Bel Caro - Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00pm
      2 hours FLEX credit
    • Friendly Valley - Fridays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
      4 hours FLEX credit

    Have fun and earn FLEX credit too!

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Patty Robinson at patty.robinson@canyons.edu .

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Fall 2019

  • #66F Welcome Day
    8:00am – 1:00pm
    Honor Grove
    Presenter: Dr. Jasmine Ruys, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services
    FLEX credit: 5 hours
    Strategic Goals: Access, Success

    On Welcome Day, a variety of workshops will be available to support students as they transition into college life at COC. Workshop facilitators will provide information and resources available on First Year Promise, Counseling, Pathways/Careers, and Student Services. Workshops will also be offered on Understanding Classroom Expectations, Time Management, and My Path, My Way.

    Learning Outcome: Students will enter college in a more ready state by learning about all the resources and services that are available to them.

      Register

     

    #67F 5th Annual Online and Hybrid Instructor Retreat
    11:00am – 3:00pm
    Library – 2nd Floor
    Presenters: Brian Weston, Director, Online Education; Chloe McGinley, Distance Learning Coordinator; Joy Shoemate, Distance Learning Coordinator
    FLEX credit: 4 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success

    Attend the 5th annual online & hybrid instructor retreat, where you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the latest online teaching trends, engage with your colleagues, and learn best practices for online student engagement. Whether you are teaching an online or hybrid course for the first time, or have been an online instructor, this is an event you will not want to miss! Morning refreshments and lunch will be served!

    Learning Outcome: By the end of this retreat, participants will be able to:

    • Identify best practices for student success in online learning
    • Locate online instructor resources and tools in Canvas
    • Apply accessibility and online teaching standards

    Register


    #118F CCC Science Center Construction Progress Tour
    3:30 – 4:30pm
    Canyon Country Campus – Meet at the Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater
    Presenters: Dr. Ryan Theule, Vice President, Canyon Country Campus and Grants Development; Jim Schrage, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Facilities Planning, Operations and Construction
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    Interested in the Science Center at the Canyon Country Campus? Want to learn more about this amazing project? Join Facilities and CCC staff for a walking tour of the Science Center construction project site, which will give you a sneak peak of this four-story, 55,000 square-foot project and its anticipated impact for students. Please wear comfortable shoes/clothes.

    Register

     

  • #68F  Welcome Back Breakfast
    9:00 – 10:00am
    UCEN 258
    Presenters:  Nicole Faudree, Paralegal Studies; Mehgen Andrade, Psychology
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    Come together with your fellow faculty and enjoy a meal and collaborative conversation.  Enjoy the company of your colleagues as we kick-off the new academic year, share ideas and happenings, and discuss a unified theme that is encompassed in the many initiatives we are supporting at COC.

    Learning Outcomes: Participants will experience a collaborative campus climate and learn the status of campus initiatives.

      Register

     

    #70F  Phishing, Vishing, Pharming, Baiting and Tailgating!
    10:00 – 11:00am
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Michael Gunther, System Administrator
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    Phishing, vishing, pharming, baiting, tailgating!  Learn the latest techniques that scammers are utilizing to steal your data and how to protect yourself against these attacks.  Whether you use a computer for work or home, this workshop is for you. Learn what strategies Information Technology is employing to combat data thieves and how you can help keep the District's information secure.

    Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:

    • Recognize and avoid various cyber attacks;
    • Understand their role in securing the District's information;
    • Self-audit their personal and professional information security posture and determine how they can improve;
    • Understand information security regulatory compliance issues that pertain to them professionally.

      Register


    #71F  New Fulltime Faculty Orientation

    10:00am – 3:00pm
    UCEN 327
    Presenters: Brent Riffel and Ron Dreiling, Co-Coordinators of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
    FLEX credit: 5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    As a new fulltime faculty member, you will encounter many new challenges and interesting opportunities in the coming year. To help you become more acclimated to our campus culture, you are invited to attend a New Faculty Orientation. The orientation is designed to help you feel comfortable in your new position, and provide you with basic information that will assist you as you navigate through your first year. The orientation program provides new faculty with the opportunity to meet other faculty and staff members in various departments on campus, and will help you become acquainted with the college.

    Learning Outcome: By the end of the orientation, participants will have learned about the various departments and services provided on campus and who to contact should they have questions about those departments and services.

    Register

     

    LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    #73F  The Other E-Learning: The Empathy Gap and Its Relationship to the Equity Gap
    12:00 – 2:00pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Nika Hogan, English Faculty, Pasadena City College and 3CSN Network Coordinator
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success

    In recent years, empathy has emerged as an important topic of study. Brain research has revolutionized and legitimized the scientific study of how we feel. In higher education, we have become acclimated to the affective revolution, from Paul Tough’s drawing upon attachment theory to help us understand grit to Brene Brown’s assertion that empathy is the antidote to shame, and thus the great enabler of learning and innovation.

    It is clear that empathy is a critical discipline, a Habit of Mind, and without empathy there can be no equity. But how do you DO empathy? The presenter will propose that the answer is simpler than we think, and perfectly within our reach as California community college educators.

    She will introduce examples where sustained, text-based conversations supported by the Reading Apprenticeship framework have enabled the equitable learning conditions we aspire to.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will consider the relationship between equity gaps in higher education and empathy gaps in our culture more broadly.

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    #74F  Reading Apprenticeship Led Activity
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Nika Hogan, English Faculty, Pasadena City College and 3CSN Network Coordinator and COC Faculty Panel
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success

    Working with the texts of our discipline is an “insider’s” game.  In some disciplines the texts might be problems, graphs, and charts; in others it might be equipment; in others, it could be literary or expository.  In all of these instances, students often feel painfully outside of our disciplinary traditions, conventions, and practices, but we can invite them in!  When we build on students' underestimated strengths as readers and problem solvers and create instructional opportunities for "apprenticing" them into discipline-specific academic literacies, we can create engaged, equitable learning environments that also support robust disciplinary learning.  We will begin to explore HOW in this session.

    Learning Outcomes: In this workshop, participants will:

    • Become aware of their own and others’ reading processes and to see reading as a problem-solving activity;
    • Learn about Reading Apprenticeship as an instructional framework; 
    • Practice analyzing students' reading, talking, and writing about reading with a focus on equity and on building on students' strengths rather than deficits.

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    COOKIE & NETWORKING BREAK

    3:00 – 3:30PM
    UCEN Lobby
    Come enjoy some delicious cookies and conversation with your fellow faculty and staff colleagues!

     

    #75F  Tearing Down Walls and Building Bridges to Our International Students
    3:30 – 5:00pm
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Marco Llaguno, Philosophy
    FLEX credit: 1.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Access

    Are we holding students to the same standards and are still being equitable? This workshop aims to bring faculty together to discuss how to we can raise standards in the classroom to include international student perspectives.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will share, discuss and take away some best practices on how to include international student perspectives in the classroom.

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    #116F  Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation in the Academic Environment (for Non-Supervisors)
    5:00 – 6:00pm
    MENH 340
    Presenters: Dr. Diane Fiero, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President Human Resources; Flavio Medina-Martin, Director, Diversity and Inclusion
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    Please join us in a one-hour interactive training on prevention and awareness best practices for non-supervisors around the areas of harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the academic/work environment. 

    Learning Outcome: Participants will leave with an understanding of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation and be aware of changes to California law in these areas.  Participants will also know their role and responsibility when made aware of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation that has taken place.

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  • #77F  Check Us Out, We Won’t Shush You!  New Library Services, Resources, and Partnerships
    9:00 – 10:00am
    UCEN 213
    Presenters: Sara Breshears, Librarian; Jennifer Thompson, Librarian
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success

    Tired of your students citing Wikipedia and low quality internet sites? We've got you covered! Learn about the library's new interactive, constructivist based workshops. Partner with us to develop assignments that strengthen information seeking skills and encourage critical thinking. We will also share some of our newer resources that are available.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will learn effective strategies to help students become information and media literate, how they can collaborate with librarians, and identify new library resources.

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    #78F  Introduction to Equity
    10:00 – 11:00am
    UCEN 258
    Presenters: Lori Young, Paralegal Studies; Ruth Rassool, English; Shannon Doronio, Graphic and Multimedia Design; Erin Delaney, English
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Access

    Come learn from a panel of faculty who teach a variety of courses and what they learned from the Culturally Responsive Teaching CETL course. The panel will provide tips and ideas to implement in your upcoming courses.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to identify one culturally responsive teaching technique that will be implemented during Fall 2019.

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    #79F  Advanced Equity
    10:00 – 11:00am
    UCEN 205
    Presenters: Katie Coleman, Communication Studies; Robert Wonser, Sociology
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Access

    Advanced Equity Minded Practices participants will explore and call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcome. The workshop will also allow for opportunities for practitioners to critically reassess their own practices on a more advanced level, focusing on racial and ethnic inequities. Participants will explore ideas on how to engage their colleagues in institutional equity efforts and devise ways to use their power in intentional ways to promote this engagement.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to redesign a document in their course (e.g. course syllabus, assignment, etc.) to be student centered and culturally responsive.

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    #80F  Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) in Action: Teaching Strategies for ALL!
    11:00am – 12:00pm
    UCEN 206
    Presenters: Cindy Stephens, Early Childhood Education; Garrett Rieck, Non-Credit Faculty
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success

    This hands-on workshop provides some effective teaching strategies that can be utilized to engage and motivate not only your students by you as well. The panel of presenters includes faculty who have been taking the full year course to improve their teaching effectiveness. 

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to utilize some of the teaching strategies that will be explored in this workshop.

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    LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    #81F  Navigating Health in Your Full Life
    12:00 – 2:00pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Jessica Rose, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition Certified Coach
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    It can be hard navigating wellness and nutrition in our overstimulated and busy lives. My core belief is that staying healthy has to be doable or else people won't be able to do it. During this session, I want to expand on ways to incorporate small tweaks into what participants are already doing – or perhaps not doing – so that health and balance can be accessible instead of this “unattainable thing” that we all struggle to achieve. Topics I plan to cover are how to make quick go-to and balanced meals, how to navigate the grocery store, how stress and inflammation might be throwing off your nutrition game, how to find ways to de-stress and move, and how to deal with peer pressure surrounding food choices. Through brainstorming ways to handle situations, and hearing what others have been successful doing in the past, I hope to foster conversation and confidence around how people incorporate health into potentially sticky situations. 

    Learning Outcome: Through the discussion of what wellness can look like, participants will be able to identify and address their stumbling points when it comes to their own nutrition and wellness.

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    COOKIE & NETWORKING BREAK
    2:00 – 3:00PM
    UCEN 2nd Floor Dining Area
    Come enjoy some delicious cookies and conversation with your fellow faculty and  staff colleagues.

     

    #82F  Put YOUR Oxygen Mask on First!
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Catherine Parker, Research Analyst
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    In this workshop, we will examine theories on the effects of stress and happiness through psychological perspectives, while also examining the degree to which our stressors affect us and those around us. Finally, we will discuss the significance of making self-care a priority in our lives. 

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to Participants will examine and evaluate the effects of stress in their life and identify ways to make their self-care a priority.

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    #76F  Growth Minded Teaching
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenters: Ambika Silva, Mathematics; Dustin Silva, Mathematics
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success

    Many have talked about it, but do we really understand the concept of growth mindset as deeply as we should? Growth mindset in education is a lot more than just adding the word “yet” to the end of phrases like  “I don’t understand?” or “I can’t do algebra”.  This workshop will dive into growth mindset as well as other non-cognitive or affective needs of our students, and go over ways to incorporate interventions into a class.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will learn about how to promote a growth mindset in students through various activities and media.

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    #83F  Lecturing Abroad – The 2019 Summer Experience and Future Lecture Abroad Opportunities
    3:30 – 4:30pm
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Larry Alvarez, Administration of Justice
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    Learn about the lecture abroad opportunities COC Global has been working on for faculty. Come hear about Larry Alvarez's most recent lecture abroad experience in China in June 2019. The workshop will provide information on how to prepare for a trip, what the trip includes, how the trip is made possible, and the trip takeaways. We will also discuss upcoming lecture abroad opportunities available for COC faculty and how to sign up. 

    Learning Outcome: Participants will know how to sign up for a lecture abroad trip as well as what to expect prior, during, and after a trip.

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    #84F  Preventing Harassment, Discrimination & Retaliation in the Academic Environment (for Supervisors)
    3:00 – 5:00pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenters: Dr. Diane Fiero, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President Human Resources; Flavio Medina-Martin, Director, Diversity and Inclusion
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goals: Engagement

    Please join us for a two-hour interactive training on prevention and awareness best practices for Supervisors around the areas of Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation in the Academic/Work Environment.

    For purposes of this training, a “supervisor” is anyone who has any responsibility or discretion to lead others. This can be someone who is faculty, classified or anyone in a non-management classification who has the ability to influence the working conditions or the day-to-day operations of other employees. This does not necessarily mean that they evaluate other employees.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will leave with an understanding of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation as well as changes to California law in these areas.  Participants will also know their role and responsibility when made aware of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation that has taken place.

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  • #86F  Noncredit – What’s All the Fuss?  How It Can Help All Students Succeed!
    8:00 – 9:00am
    UCEN 205
    Presenters: John Makevich, Dean, Continuing and Community Education; Garrett Rieck, Noncredit Faculty Instructor
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goals: Access, Success

    Explore unique learning pathways for returning and current students using continuing education/noncredit courses and programs. Topics covered will include an in-depth background of noncredit, rebranding continuing education, benefits of noncredit for your department, digital badges, and the approval process.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to explain the approval process for noncredit courses, categories of noncredit, and benefits of continuing education.

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    #87F  Managing the Impact of Mental Health Issues of Students on Classmates and Professors
    9:00 – 10:00am
    UCEN 205
    Presenters: Larry Schallert, Assistant Director, Student Health and Wellness/Mental Health Programs
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goals: Success

    This session will provide valuable information on students’ mental health issues and the impact it may have on their classmates and professors.  Some basic mental health first aide will be offered as well as some suggestions for managing stress, anxiety and risk.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to recognize mental health issues of students, identify stressors and learn how those stressors may impact their classmates and professors.  Common risk factors and warning signs will also be discussed.

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    #88F  Best Practices in the Classroom: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Panel Discussion
    10:00 – 11:00am
    UCEN 258
    Moderator: Brent Riffel, Co-Coordinator of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
    Panel:
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goals: Engagement

    Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, this panel discussion will provide an overview of the development of CETL, and describe the course offerings and training opportunities available to the COC campus community. Through a discussion led by CETL faculty, this event will also emphasize areas of potential growth, as well as hands-on examples and experiences to promote active learning, assessment strategies, promoting critical thinking culturally responsive pedagogy, and other core principles of effective teaching.

    Learning Outcomes: Participants will:

    • Learn about the latest training opportunities that will be offered by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the 2019-2020 academic year;
    • Understand ways in which faculty can become involved in CETL courses, its committee, and other program activities.

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    #89F  AB 705: Is the End Near?  Effects on Non-English and Non-Math Faculty
    11:00am – 12:00pm
    UCEN 206
    Presenter: Alene Terzian, English; Charlie Johnson, Mathematics; Sab Matsumoto, Mathematics
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goals: Access, Success

    In this session, we will briefly review the tenets of AB-705, the legislative mandate that is changing the landscape of California community colleges. While the law directly impacts English and math classes/faculty, it will also have ripple effects throughout other departments. Therefore, we are hoping to address any concerns you may have about the law and to demonstrate what we are doing to support students and faculty through this transition. Note: Please download Kahoot! and bring your phone or other electronic device with you to participate in developing interactive quiz questions. 

    Learning Outcomes: Participants will:

    • Understand AB-705 and how it will affect non-English and math classes/faculty.
    • Identify support services that will help underprepared students succeed.
    • Identify new challenges that will impact students across disciplines.

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    LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    #90F  Teaching Students with Learning Challenges: Beyond Accommodations
    12:00 – 2:00pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Dr. Karen Hater, Former Dean of Students, Rollins College 
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    Students of all abilities and backgrounds want to feel respected and included in the classroom setting.  In this session, participants will learn how to create an environment in the classroom that is accessible to everyone regardless of ability.  Students with documented disabilities are provided with accommodations but, are they the only students in our classrooms that are struggling academically?  We will explore the principles of Universal Design and focus on design principles when creating a syllabus that will accommodate ALL students, but especially providing an academic environment that is accessible to those with documented disabilities.   We will examine methodology and evaluative measures in coursework that allow all students to engage in the material and perform successfully.  Participants will share strategies for guiding and supporting all students, particularly those with documented disabilities, in utilizing assistive technology and campus resources outside of the classroom, as well as the importance of being a referral source to community resources.  Faculty will have an opportunity to analyze one of their syllabi for essential elements of teaching for inclusion.    

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to analyze a syllabus to incorporate a teaching approach that meets the needs and abilities of all learners and ensure that the classroom climate supports students with disabilities and enhances learning.

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    #91F  Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S) Mysteries Explained
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    UCEN 205
    Presenter: Dr. Jane Feuerhelm, Director, Disables Students Programs and Services
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success

    During this presentation, we will be demystifying the role of DSP&S as it pertains to instructors and their classrooms. We will walk you through forms you may encounter from students, such as an accommodation letter and how they are determined, and the best way to implement accommodations in your classroom. Specific accommodations that will be discussed are how to arrange for time extension of tests, recording lectures, note takers and other accommodation requests we have encountered. We will also address interpreters, Personal Service Attendants (PSA's), and service animals you may have in your classroom. 

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to implement appropriated accommodation requests from the student either in the classroom or The Learning Center (TLC).

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    #69F  Introduction to Canyons Connect Powered by Starfish
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    UCEN 213
    Presenter: Julianne Johnson, History
    FLEX credit: 1 hour
    Strategic Goal: Success

    This session will introduce faculty and staff to the Starfish early alert software and answer questions as to how Canyons Connects powered by Starfish can support student learning at the college.

    Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to identify Starfish early alert features and analyze how Canyons Connects can support learning and academic services here at COC.

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    ICE CREAM & NETWORKING BREAK
    3:00 – 3:30PM
    UCEN Lobby
    Come enjoy some delicious ice cream and conversation with your fellow faculty and staff colleagues!

     

    #92F  Engaging Student Veterans: An Introduction to Military Culture and Campus Support for Veterans
    3:30 – 5:30pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Marshall Thomas
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success

    This session will provide participants with information about how service in the US military can affect student-veterans attending college. Additionally, participants will be introduced to the benefits and services available to support student-veterans in their academic pursuits. 

    Learning Outcome: Participant will be able to identify various strategies to support student veterans in their studies.  

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  • #93F Dare to Lead
    8:30 – 11:45am
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Dr. Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor
    FLEX credit: 3.5 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    As a college that embraces change and opportunities on a daily basis, we have a choice to make. We can spend an unreasonable amount of time making problems or we can get ahead of the fear and feelings that show up when we step up to design and improve when the times are changing faster than we can keep up.  Author Brene Brown speaks to this in her best-selling book Dare to Lead.  She says, “People need to show up at work owning their fears, choosing courage over comfort and whole hearts over armour, and build an organizational culture based on bravery and vulnerability.”  This session will build on these principles and identify how we  can work together in energizing ways to step up to lead in whatever position we hold, be change makers and opportunity makers for our students at College of the Canyons.  Indeed, the first fifty years of the college has been built by colleagues who stepped up to lead, raised their hands, invested themselves as they tried new things, and dared to blaze trails into the future of education!

    This session will focus on how we can thrive by:

    • Establishing connections and showing empathy
    • Realizing the value of input and engagement
    • Accountability and learning
    • Taking smart risks
    • Navigating the initiatives and mandates with enthusiasm by focusing on the impact that doing so will make for our students
    • Creating civility in the classroom and on campus and actualizing the impact that actions and words can have on motivating and impacting others
    • Utilizing practical strategies to advance your good ideas and help students gain access, engage, and pursue their success at COC!

    Daring leaders must be connected to the people they work with and serve, creating a culture in which brave work, tough conversations, and whole hearts are the expectation. Becoming this will, as we rumble with vulnerability, get us to the courage we need – the self-awareness and care that matter to discovering and creating the best version of ourselves. You will hear from your colleagues on how daring to lead has made a difference for the students they serve.

    • Learning Outcomes:
    • Identify behaviors that get in the way of “doing the work” in all organizations
    • Discover what undermines brave leadership
    • Reaffirm what your role is in leading people, students, and your departments
    • Learn how what you do inspires others
    • Explore practical ways to become a “brave” leader and inspire yourself and action
    • Define “civility” and how what we choose, how we act, and how we respond contributes to the civility of a place
    • Understand how caring and connecting to others drives result

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    LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    #94F  Equity in Practice, One Student at a Time: Emotional Support in the Lives of Marginalized Students
    12:30 – 2:30pm
    UCEN 258
    Presenter: Dr. Victor Rios, Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Success

    Research on students who overcome adversity to successfully navigate the higher education pipeline has demonstrated that resilience is often actuated by an emotionally-relevant educator.  This presentation will emphasize the importance of emotional support from educators in the lives of marginalized students.  Dr. Rios will discuss how educators can play a powerful role in guiding students that have been left behind.  He will provide examples of practical strategies that work in helping these at-promise students succeed in higher education. 

    Learning Outcome: Dr. Rios presents insights from his research on cultural relevance, emotional support, and resilience. This talk provides the audience with an overall picture of the importance of emotional support in the lives of marginalized students and demonstrates practical strategies for implementing this support in everyday school practices.

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    #95F  Department Retreats
    3:00 – 5:00pm
    Locations will be arranged by Department Chairs
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    Department Chairs will set the agenda, location and format for the retreat. Adjunct faculty who attend and who are scheduled to teach during the Fall 2019 semester are eligible to receive FLEX pay.

    Learning Outcome: Upon completion of the retreat, participants will be able to identify the key issues the department will be addressing during the upcoming academic year.

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    #96F  eLumen Assessment Module Training Open Lab
    3:00 – 5:00pm
    UCEN 309    
    Presenter:  Evis Wilson, Program Technician, SLO/Curriculum
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement
    The purpose of this open lab is to provide training on the assessment module in eLumen.

    Learning Outcome: Participants will learn how to use the assessment module in eLumen. 

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    #97F  Canvas Open Lab
    3:00 – 5:00pm
    UCEN 213
    Presenters: Brian Weston, Director, Distance and Accelerated Learning, Chloe McGinley, Distance Learning Coordinator; and Joy Shoemate, Distance and Accelerated Learning Coordinator
    FLEX credit: 2 hours
    Strategic Goal: Engagement

    At this Canvas Open Lab, you will have the opportunity to: 

    • Learn about Canvas' new feature updates and tools
    • Collaborate with your colleagues
    • Get help setting up your Canvas course for the coming semester!

    Learning Outcome: Participants will be able to receive assistance with using the various features and functions of Canvas.

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