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Spring 2014

Professional Development Activity Day

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cultivating Success in Our Diverse Communities

Workshop Descriptions-By Session

District-Wide at Santa Rosa Campus

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Session 1  

10:30am - 12:00pm

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BUILDING/ROOM

S1:1

STRATEGIC PLAN KICKOFF – JOIN THE CELEBRATION!  

Presenters: Dr. Frank Chong, Jane Saldana-Talley

Strategic Planning

The planning is over; the implementation begins…but first let’s celebrate!  We invite all employees to join Dr. Chong and members of the Strategic Planning Task Force and Work Groups in celebration of this monumental accomplishment.  Learn more about the core elements of the plan and participate in activities designed so each of us find our connection and make a personal commitment to SRJC’s future!

 

Emeritus Hall

Newman Auditorium

S1:2

Latina/o Youth:
Failure is Not an Option
 

 

Presenters: Rafael Vasquez

Diversity & Demographics

Out of every 100 Latina/os who enter 9th grade only 50 graduate from high school and less than one obtain a doctorate. The problem with Latina/os not graduating is something that affects all of us. Latina/os are expected to replace an aging labor force as many careers are being left by retiring professionals. Therefore it is important to understand the population that arrives in our classrooms in order to ensure a higher return on investment.

Doyle Library

Room 4245

Video-taped

S1:3

What Do We Know About SRJC Students?
Results of the 2013 SRJC Student Survey

 

Presenters: KC Greaney

Teaching, Learning & Student Support

 

Every three years since 2001, SRJC has conducted a large-scale student survey to inform student support and retention. The survey includes information not available elsewhere, such as the primary language our students speak, how many hours per week they work, their usual mode of transportation to and from classes, how welcome they feel by whom on campus, etc. Come hear the results from the most recent survey, conducted in Fall 2013, to learn more about our student population and how it has evolved over the past decade.

 

Doyle Library                 Room 4246

Video-taped

S1:4

Beyond a Plagiarism Check: Use Turnitin for Effective Feedback and Collaborative Review

Presenters: Mary Pierce, Jennifer Royal, Lauren Servais, Mike Traina and Smita Avasthi

Technology

Come to a panel discussion on how to use Turnitin to comment effectively and efficiently on papers. Learn how you can write detailed comments quickly and organize peer review groups using features like grade mark and peer mark. Panelists will demonstrate that Turnitin is far more than plagiarism checker and show how they use Turnitin to streamline grading, deliver feedback, and facilitate peer review.

Doyle Library                  Center for New Media                               

S1:5

 

Hey, Look at Me!
How to Get Attention from the Community for Your Event or Project

Presenters: Ellen Maremont Silver

Workplace Effectiveness and Interpersonal Skills

How can you get the greatest amount of attention for your event, project or department? What is the difference between media relations, marketing and advertising, and why should you care? This will be an interactive session where participants are invited to bring their experience with the press, social media and marketing to share what works. We'll discuss the roles of traditional and social media, explain how members of the press think, explain SRJC branding, and let you know what the SRJC Public Relations department can do and what you can do yourself.

Emeritus Hall                 Room 1509 

Video-taped

S1:6

Academic Integrity and Student Accountability: New Technology for Reporting Violations

 

Presenters: Robert Ethington

Teaching, Learning & Student Support

This workshop will demonstrate to faculty and other interested parties how to report violations of the Academic Integrity policy 3.11. A new application has been developed by IT that allows faculty to report violations within the faculty portal and also allows administrators to adjudicate and track violations within the Student Information System (SIS).

Emeritus Hall

Room 1529

S1:7

7 Skills Students Need for Their Future                     

 

Presenter:Robert Caruso                              

Teaching, Learning & Student Support

In his book The Global Achievement Gap, Tony Wagner asserts that to meet the demands of life in the 21st Century, all students need seven skills. We will examine the seven skills and discuss if we should include these skills in our curricula and if so, how.

Emeritus Hall

Room 1523

S1:8

Crisis Management Techniques In and out of the Classroom

Presenters: Margaret Grayson, Ashley Arnold

Workplace Effectiveness and Interpersonal Skills

CIRT members will present classroom management techniques including dealing with distressed, disruptive, and/or dangerous students; the student process; KOGNITO

Emeritus Hall

Room 1588

S1:9

Heart Health: Nutrition & Cooking Tips & Recipes

 

Presenter: Tammy Sakanashi

Wellness & Safety

This will be a workshop that focuses on healthy nutrition for having a healthy heart, and cooking demonstration & recipe sharing.

Culinary Center

TBA

S1:10

How to Create Attractive and Effective Presentations in PowerPoint

Presenters: Kathy Thornley,  Molly Matheson

Technology

Learn how to avoid “Death by PowerPoint” by applying some of the latest presentation research and basic design rules to your PowerPoint shows. Topics will include: elements of an effective presentation, structure and organization, where to find memorable images, working with images in PowerPoint, and creating attractive, readable typography. A portion of the workshop is hands-on.

Maggini  Hall

Room 2926

Session 2

1:00pm - 2:30pm

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BUILDING/ROOM

S2:1

Police-Juvenile Confrontations & Encounters-The SRJC AJ Program Approach

 

Presenters: Mike Grabowski, Panel :Joe Anderson,Narmeen Nasseem, Alberto Botello

Wellness & Safety

This session will discuss the concept of developmental competency in police-juvenile relations which has been implemented within the SRJC AJ Children in the Justice Certificate program. How this program may impact the community due to the recent shooting. The police-juvenile shooting will also be discussed.

 

Emeritus Hall

Newman Auditorium  

Video-taped

S2:2

"The Times…They Are Changing"- An Overview of Common Core State Standards and the New Assessment System

 

Presenters:  Mickey Porter, Karen McGahey, Introduction: Mary Kay Rudolph                             

Teaching, Learning & Student Support

This workshop will provide a general overview of the major shifts in instruction, content & student outcomes that the implementation of CCSS will bring to K-12 education. An overview of the new assessment system will also be presented, as well an introduction to how 21st Century Skills and Practices are being implemented in schools. A hopeful outcome is that participants can lead discussions with their department colleagues regarding how these changes may impact programs & Courses at SRJC.

Doyle Library                  Room 4245

Video-taped

S2:3

Hello…is Anyone There?  Regular and Effective Contact in Online and Hybrid Courses

 

Presenter: Lisa Beach

 

                                                                 

Teaching, Learning & Student Support

A discussion of the various ways that courses can provide instructor-student and student-student contact in online courses. Best practices and standards for accreditation will be covered.  A variety of tools will be demonstrated for improving this important aspect of online instruction.  

 

 

Doyle Library                  Room 4246 

Video-taped

S2:4

What Can the Library Do for You and Your Students

 

Presenters: Sami Lange,  Molly Matheson

Technology

 Want to learn about new tools for you and your student? Course integrated research guides and instruction can be built around YOUR instructional needs. Learn about Guides on the Side, RSS feeds, the FacPack, PRO/CON databases, and available chat and one-on-one Library research sessions available NOW

Doyle Library                 Center for New Media

S2:A


All Things Considered with Dr. Frank Chong

Workplace Effectiveness and Interpersonal Skills

Come and join Dr. Chong for an informal “fireside chat” style discussion of topics big and small affecting the current state of higher education, SRJC’s current and future challenges,  and other timely topics.  This forum will be casual, unscripted, and will provide time for participants to ask questions and engage in open discussion with our College President/Superintendent. 

Doyle Library
Fourth Floor Reading Room

 

S2:5

Tips & Tricks-How to Use Your SRJC IT Tools

 

Presenters: Tyler Wolfmain

Technology


Technology Tips and Tricks: managing email, help Desk and the IT Website. How to access and use technology here at SRJC effectively.

Emeritus Hall                  Room 1588

S2:6

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Strategies for Engaging All Learners

 

Presenters: Nick Lawrence, Angela Romagnoli, Cherry Li-Bugg

Diversity & Demographics

In this workshop, Lawrence, Romagnoli and Li-Bugg will share strategies to use culture to engage learners so as to engender deep learning. Whether it's the use of metaphors in teaching or strategies to engage thee techno-culture generation or service learning to connect the classroom with the real world; this workshop will provide you with "food for thought" to incorporate active learning, creative learning, and reflective learning in your teaching.

Emeritus Hall

Room 1523

S2:7

How to Assess Certificates and Majors

Presenters: Wanda Burzycki and Anne O'Donnell

Teaching, Learning & Student Support

This workshop will cover three approaches to assessing certificates and majors. Step-by-step explanation and examples will be provided for both CTE and Liberal Arts and Sciences programs, and participants will have time to develop assessment plans appropriate for their areas. Recommended for program directors, department chairs and discipline lead faculty.

Emeritus Hall                 Room 1522

S2:8

Bargaining Agreement with District and SEIU - Questions and Answers

 

Presenters: Hilleary Izard  

Workplace Effectiveness and Interpersonal Skills

SEIU Local 1021 union leaders will discuss key articles in the updated 2013-2014 contract. Questions will be answered like: How much notice do I have to give for a vacation request? And “Is participation on shared governance committees considered release time?” and “Can I use the PTO listed in my leave balance?” Please bring your own questions OR submit to hizard@santarosa.edu in advance.

Emeritus Hall                Room 1520

 

Session 3

2:45pm - 4:15pm

 

TITLE       

PATHWAY

DESCRIPTION 

BUILDING/ROOM

S3:1

Using and Understanding Labor Market Data for CTE Decision Making

 

Presenter: Jerry Miller, Ben Stone

Workplace Effectiveness and Interpersonal Skills

Ben Stone of the Economic Development Board will give a Labor Market Report for Sonoma County discussing employment status, trends and projections. An interactive discussion will follow to discuss how this data can be used by CTE instructors, departments and programs to make better decisions.

Doyle Library

Room 4245

Video-taped

S3:2

Accreditation: Let’s Launch the Self Evaluation!

 

Presenters: Wanda Burzycki,  Mary Kay Rudolph

Accreditation

The first draft of the Self Evaluation document required for our accreditation reaffirmation is competed! Now it’s ready for input from the College community. This interactive workshop will allow participants to see how the College presents itself in print and to give feedback and suggestions as we develop the next draft.

 

Doyle Library                  Room 4246 

Video-taped

S3:3

 

Material Culture and Curriculum

 

Presenter: Theresa Molino

Diversity & Demographics

Join a workshop forum to explore ways in which SRJC Museum’s rich archives can enhance  student learning experiences.   The concept of material culture intersects with many of our offered courses: environmental science, mathematics, language, arts and food, to name a few. Our focus will be to conceptualize how we can utilize our cultural objects as tools for teaching.   This workshop will be held in the SRJC Museum to facilitate curriculum development in a broad range of disciplines.

Bussman Hall
Museum

S3:4

Best Practices for Hiring and Supervising Student Employees

 

Presenters: Barbara King, Debbie Weatherly, Tom Motherwell, Melinda Giambruno

Leadership
Development &
Management
Techniques

Student employees provide valuable support services to departments throughout the District. This workshop will be an interactive session with the focus on how to create a meaningful experience for the student worker(s) in your department. We will discuss hiring, training, evaluations, and challenging workplace situations. There will also be a panel of student employees available to answer your questions.

Emeritus Hall

 Room 1523

S3:5

Universal Design Strategies

 

Presenters: Laura Aspinall, Dianne Davis and Angela Romagnoli

Teaching, Learning & Student Support

Universal Design is a research-based educational framework that guides the development of flexible learning environments accommodating a variety of learners. This session will explore ways in which Universal Design can be applied at SRJC to maximize the learning experience of all learners.

Emeritus Hall

Room 1588

S3:6

Petaluma Campus: Looking Toward Our Future

 

Presenters:Barbara McClure, Nikona Mulkovich, Lori Kuwabara

Workplace Effectiveness and Interpersonal Skills

Given the changing demographics, student needs and increased numbers of students attending Petaluma campus in recent years, we will discuss, brainstorm, and create strategies to meet our students needs.

Emeritus Hall   

Room 1522

S3:7

Creative Presentations Using Prezi and PowerPoint

 

Presenters: Kathy Thornley & Molly Matheson

Technology

Explore new methods of presenting your material with Prezi (online presentation tool) and PowerPoint. Topics will include: Prezi and PowerPoint compared, basics of making a Prezi presentation, and how to use some of Power point’s features to create Prezi-like effects.

Maggini Hall

Room 2926

S3:8

Hazardous Material Spill Response Workshop Presenter: Doug Kuula, Jason Escher, Noah Hallett, Bill Cusworth, Beth Johnstone, Debbie Eakins and Scott Lorbeer

Wellness & Safety

Workshop on how to prevent hazardous material spills, and how to develop standard operating procedures for hazardous material spill response.

Bech Hall

Room 1901

Session 4

1:00pm - 4:15pm

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BUILDING/ROOM

S4:1

Speed Diversity Dialogue: A Multicultural Training

Presenters: Dr. Elisa Velasquez-Andrade

Diversity & Demographics

Speed Diversity Dialogue is a multicultural training designed at increasing participant’s competence around the Big 8 of Diversity: Culture, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, disability and age. Our research shows that participants break down social barriers and stereotypes, and increase their empathy and motivation to implement social change.  

Emeritus Hall

Room 1509 

Video-taped

S4:2

Classroom Assessment Techniques for all Disciplines

 

Presenters: Ginny Buccelli

Teaching, Learning & Student Support

Classroom Assessment Techniques are simple, non-graded, anonymous, in-class activities designed to give you and your student’s useful feedback about the teaching-learning process as it is happening. CATs are useful in all disciplines for determining learning speed and accuracy, teaching effectiveness and learning quality.

Cancelled

S4:3

Child Development Department Learning Assessment Projects (LAP) for Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

 

Presenters: various

Teaching, Learning & Student Support

Child Development Staff only.  In conjunction with the Child Development Department's curriculum committee we would like to have an opportunity for completing Learning Assessment projects (LAPs) for the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) in our department courses. This is our attempt to meet the Academic Senate resolution that 75% of our courses and 50% of our certificates and majors are assessed by the end of the 2013/2014 academic year.

Call Center

S4:4

Of Interest to Hourly Faculty 2013-2014

 

presenters: All Faculty Association (AFA)

Workplace Effectiveness and Interpersonal Skills

Presentation will focus on current issues important to hourly faculty members. Topics will include updates on the budget situation, salary schedule development, AFA Contract Article 16, evaluations process, conciliation/grievance overview, and more. There will be door process and refreshments will be served. All faculty are welcome to attend.

Shuhaw Hall                                     Room 1786

 


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