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FALL 2008 - Menu of Professional Development Choices

FALL 2008 SUMMER 2008
ONGOING ONLINE ARCHIVE

Welcome to the Staff Development Menu of Professional Development Activities. This menu lists activities that have been identified as appropriate for professional growth. While most of the activities are open to all, there are some which may be specific to one constituent group. Workshops will be identified with target audience.

PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES AND LATEST INFORMATION!

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ONLINE ACTIVITIES

The Following are pre-approved online activities.
Be sure to complete the end-of-session survey and attach it to your verification form to receive flex credit.

DATE

activity LOCATION

ONGOING
ONLINE

Flex Credit:
.5-3.0 hrs
each

AO:01 4FACULTY.ORG

A special site at 4Faculty.Org offers a great variety of workshops to enhance your educational delivery. Examples are "Developing a Syllabus," "Facing students on the first day," "Educational Legislation," etc. If you do not have an account, identify yourself as an SRJC employee, and you will have free access.

How do I get started?

  • To create your user ID and password:
  • Go to 4faculty.org
  • In the Log In box (upper right of screen), click on “set up account
  • Fill in the required (*) information.
  • Click “sign me up”.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 1

4faculty.org

FACULTY

Cm

ONGOING
ONLINE

Flex Credit:
2.0 Hrs

AO:02 Grant Proposal

This online workshop guides you through the process of developing a proposal to obtain grants or other funding. The elements are universal and applicable to all types of proposals. Must complete the Grant Proposal Assessment Test to be eligible for flex credit.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 6

Grant Proposal

Grant Proposal Assessment Test

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ONGOING
ONLINE

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

AO:04 "Dare to Care": Disability Accommodations Training Environment

This project is a free interactive multimedia simulative training program in which faculty learn to identify and handle disabled student issues in their on-campus and Distance Learning classes. This project was developed by the Instructional Technology Development Center (ITDC) at Long Beach City College, and funded in part by a three-year grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education (FIPSE) at the U.S. Department of Education.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 1

DARE

ALL

Dd

ONGOING
ONLINE

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hr

AO:05 Accreditation Primer

In this on-line Accreditation primer, staff will get an overview of the accreditation process and insight into what's happening at SRJC.

Click here to access this online activity.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B & C.

Ongoing Online

ALL

We

ONGOING
ONLINE

Flex Credit:
2.0 Hrs

AO:06 Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors

Sexual harassment is one of the major employee complaints filed with state and federal agencies. Besides the threat of potential liability, Santa Rosa Junior College is committed to providing a workplace free of ALL forms of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. 

Even though many employers like Santa Rosa Junior College have a "zero tolerance" policy for any form of harassment, discrimination and retaliation, the courts consistently find that a policy alone is not enough to prevent bad conduct. California now mandates that the most effective way to accomplish prevention is through training. 

Santa Rosa Junior College has arranged for online training from LawRoom, the premier web-based employment law service. The following course will train managers to recognize harassment and discrimination, handle complaints, and avoid retaliation in related workplace situations: 

Course 310: Supervisor Anti-Harassment (CA-AB1825)

If you are required to complete the course, you will receive an invitation by email that briefly describes the course and its completion date. The email invitation will provide brief instructions on accessing the course, along with your ID and Password.

If you have any questions, please contact Charles Prickett, District Compliance Officer at 527-4303 or email at cprickett@santarosa.edu.

Ongoing Online

Supervisors

Ld

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

The Following are pre-approved ON-GOING activities.
Be sure to complete a verification form to receive flex credit.

Ongoing

Aug 22-May 15 (AY 08-09)

Tuesdays 1:30-3:00pm

Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 Hrs

13:AA (AA:05) Open SLO Workshop

This is a departmental professional development activity that will focus on dialogue about student learning outcomes. The workshop will include one or more of the following activities:

1. Dialogue about the desired student learning outcomes for one or more courses and/or one or more programs (i.e. certifications and majors).
2. Dialogue and planning about assessment methods for the identified outcomes.
3. Dialogue and planning about how to involve all faculty who teach the courses or teach in the program.
4. Proposing an assessment timeline for courses and programs.
5. Dialogue about any student learning outcomes assessment projects in progress.
6. Planning appropriate responses or interventions based on the results of a student learning outcomes assessment project.

This activity fulfills AB1725 criteria 4 & 6.

Doyle Library Tutorial Ctr



Tuesdays:
Faculty Office Tutorial Ctr

Fridays:
Study Room 4259
Tutorial Ctr

ALL

Cm

Aug 25 - Oct 11

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hr*

04:AL:O As the Crow Flies and Other Local Observations
Mixed Media Installation by Catherine J. Richardson

Cathy Richardson's work mediates between the natural world and the (sub)urban structures imposed upon it. Richardson received her MFA from the John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley. Recent exhibitions include shows at Hammerfriar in Healdsburg and Gallery Route One, Point Reyes. She was a recipient of the Arts Council of Sonoma County Emerging Artist award in 2006.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Admission is free; the Library is open Monday through Thursday 8am-9pm; Fridays 9am-1pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm. The library will be closed Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day Holiday.

Mahoney Library Gallery, Petaluma Campus


ALL

 

Sept 4 -
Oct 20

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hr*

04:AL:P Right Here, Right Now
Curated by Donna Larsen
(Opening Reception: September 4)

A presentation of work, reformatted from an ongoing NYC Street Art Project, which Donna Larsen began during her sabbatical. The original work was a collaboration between Larsen and the wheat paste artist known as 2xShin.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

The Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, established in 1973, is located on the first floor of the Frank P. Doyle Library on the college's Santa Rosa campus and is open Tuesdays through Fridays 10am-4pm during the school year. It is closed during the summer and on school holidays. Admission to the Art Gallery is free and children are welcome. The Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Art Gallery, Santa Rosa Campus


ALL

Sept 5 to
Nov 25

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hr

24:AA - Student Information System: Faculty Portal Trainings
Ken Fiori and Walter Chesbro

The Faculty Portal training sessions will cover the following topics:
• Logging in to the Faculty Portal
• Navigating around in the Faculty Portal
• How to View Rosters
• How to Manage Rosters (Wait Lists, No Shows, Census Rosters, Mid-Term Rosters,
Final Grades and Positive Attendance Hours)
• Emailing Students
• Viewing instructor loads and schedules
• Viewing course outlines and schedule of classes
• Viewing reports
• Viewing Flex Reports

For more information or to register in advance (required), go to: http://www.santarosa.edu/training/

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE ONLINE SIGN-UP FOR TRAINING LINK ABOVE.

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this training with prior supervisor approval.

For a complete list of all training dates, times and locations, go to: http://www.santarosa.edu/training/indexFacPort.html

Santa Rosa Campus
Plover Hall
Room 530

or

Petaluma Campus
Mahoney Library
PC 718

Refer to training schedule for dates offered at each location.

ALL

Sept 5 to
Nov 25

Flex Credit:
2.0 Hrs

23:AA - Student Information System: CCC Apply & Student Portal Trainings
Mitch Leahy, Admissions, Records and Enrollment Development

The CCC Apply & Student Portal Trainings will cover the following topics:
•Logging in to the Student Portal
•Navigating around in the Faculty Portal
•How to Apply using CCCApply
•How to Add/Drop/Register for classes
•How to view grades
•How to Pay Fees
•How to view a student's schedule, challenges, holds, Academic Plan, placements, and other records of interest
•How to view Campus and Personal Announcements
•How to access Student Life links
•How to modify the organization of the sub-windows in the Student Portal

For more information or to register in advance (required), go to: http://www.santarosa.edu/training/

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE ONLINE SIGN-UP FOR TRAINING LINK ABOVE.

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this training with prior supervisor approval.

For a complete list of all training dates, times and locations, go to: http://www.santarosa.edu/training/indexStuPort.html

Santa Rosa Campus
Plover Hall
Room 530

or

Petaluma Campus
Mahoney Library
PC 718

Refer to training schedule for dates offered at each location.




ALL

Oct 15 to Nov 6

Flex Credit:
1.5 Hrs

32:AA - Student Information System: Support Staff Lookup Trainings
Ken Fiori

The Support Staff Lookup Trainings will cover the following topics:
• How to start the Student Information System (SIS) program
• Instructor Lookup
• Lookup Instructor Schedule, Load, and Rosters
• Lookup Student Information
• Special Tips and Tricks for viewing Student Information
• Lookup Student Information on the Student Portal
• Section Lookup Screens
• Room Use Lookup

For more information or to register in advance (required), go to: http://www.santarosa.edu/training/

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE ONLINE SIGN-UP FOR TRAINING LINK ABOVE.

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this training with prior supervisor approval.

For a complete list of all training dates, times and locations, go to: http://www.santarosa.edu/training/indexSupStaff.html

Santa Rosa Campus

Refer to training schedule for dates and location.




Administrative Assistants & other Support Staff, Department Chairs and Deans

Nov 6 -
Dec 13

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hr*

04:AL:Q Drawing Show 2008
Curated by Will Smith
(Opening Reception: November 6)

Exhibition merges artists using traditional materials with unconventional and diverse approaches and materials. Works on paper by en Garrido, Lisa Solomon, Jennifer Sturgill, Kurt Kemp, Kathryn Kenworth, Evri Kwong and John Casey. Sgraffito drawings on clay tiles and boxes by Todd Barricklow, embellished handmade dolls by Bryan Barasch, animated drawings by Jean Robison and multimedia works by John Herschend.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

The Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, established in 1973, is located on the first floor of the Frank P. Doyle Library on the college's Santa Rosa campus and is open Tuesdays through Fridays 10am-4pm during the school year. It is closed during the summer and on school holidays. Admission to the Art Gallery is free and children are welcome. The Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Art Gallery, Santa Rosa Campus


ALL

Approved Activities/Workshops

On the list below, IF A NUMBER OF FLEX HOURS IS INDICATED, the activity has been pre-approved for Flex Credit.
For an activity that does not list specific hours available or is not on the following list, you may submit an Independent Flex Activity Proposal Form for committee review and approval for Flex credit.

DATE

activity LOCATION

August 2008

Aug 4

1:00-3:00pm
Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

01:CATE:A - CATE Workshop Series: Overview and Personal Homepages
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

T

Aug 5

1:00-3:00pm
Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

01:CATE:B - CATE Workshop Series:
Course Homepages and Section Homepages
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

T

Aug 6

1:00-3:00pm
Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

01:CATE:C - CATE Workshop Series:
Images, File Management, and Navigation
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

T

Aug 7

12:00pm-1:00 pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:A - Portable Fire Extinguisher Training
Santa Rosa Fire Equipment Service, Inc.  

This is a hands-on training session for all SRJC employees (including Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Staff, STNC & Student Employees).  

You will learn how to put out a small controlled fire using one of the college's portable fire extinguishers as well as how to prevent fires at work and home, what fire extinguishers you should have at work and home, and how to inspect your fire extinguisher.

Why: Cal/OSHA states: "Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved...."(8CCR 6151(g)(l))

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Facilities Operations Maintenance Yard
Santa Rosa Campus

All

We

Aug 7

1:00-3:00pm
Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

01:CATE:D - CATE Workshop Series:
File Management and Schedule pages
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

T

Aug 8

1:00-3:45pm
Flex Credit:
2.75 hrs

01:CATE:E - CATE Workshop Series:
Presentation Pages (Online Lectures)
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

T

Aug 11

1:00-3:45pm
Flex Credit:
2.75 hrs

01:CATE:F - CATE Workshop Series:
Tests and Exercises
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

T

Aug 12

8:00am-9:00am

 

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:B - Back Injury Prevention Class
Environmental Health and Safety

This is a classroom training session for all  employees who need to understand proper  material handling  techniques and important life lessons for maintaining a strong and healthy back. The fundamentals of good stretching and a healthy lifestyle are also covered.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Doyle Library
4245

All

We

Aug 12

1:00-3:45pm
Flex Credit:
2.75 hrs

01:CATE:G - CATE Workshop Series:
Student Management & Password Protection
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

T

Aug 13

1:00pm-2:00pm

02:EHS:B2 - Back Injury Prevention Class
Environmental Health and Safety

Cancelled

Pedroncelli Meeting Room

All

We

Aug 13

1:00-3:45pm
Flex Credit:
2.75 hrs

01:CATE:H - CATE Workshop Series:
Communications
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

T

Aug 13

3:00-4:00pm
Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

12:AA:A - Petaluma Campus Instructional Media Equipment Training
Russ Bowden, Media Services

Demonstration of how to use the new classroom media controls and well as discussion of room lighting and other useful features available in Call and Ellis Halls.

Petaluma Campus
PC 695

FACULTY

T

Aug 13

3:30pm-4:30pm

 

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:B3 - Back Injury Prevention Class
Environmental Health and Safety

This is a classroom training session for all  employees who need to understand proper  material handling  techniques and important life lessons for maintaining a strong and healthy back. The fundamentals of good stretching and a healthy lifestyle are also covered.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Pedroncelli Meeting Room

All

We

Aug 13

4:00-5:00pm
Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

12:AA:A - Petaluma Campus Instructional Media Equipment Training
Russ Bowden, Media Services

Demonstration of how to use the new classroom media controls and well as discussion of room lighting and other useful features available in Call and Ellis Halls.

Petaluma Campus
PC 695

FACULTY

T

Aug 14

10:30am-1:30pm

Optional Tour:
1:30-2:30pm

Flex Credit:
up to
4.0 hrs

17:AA (AA:06) Adjunct Faculty Orientation
Staff Development

All Adjunct Faculty (new and seasoned) are cordially invited to attend and hear presentations about important topics from Admissions and Records, Payroll, District Police, Academic Senate and the All Faculty Association. An optional tour of the Doyle Library and Media Services begins at 1:30pm.

Refreshments will be served compliments of the All Faculty Association. Reservations are required. Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, August 4 by calling 707-527-4852. (Please provide your name, phone number & department.)

Newman Auditorium

Adjunct Faculty

Aug 14

1:00-3:45pm
Flex Credit:
2.75 hrs

01:CATE:I - CATE Workshop Series:
Gradebooks
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Aug 15


Flex Credit:
given for verified hours of attendance

Professional Development Activity (PDA) Institutional Day
Staff Development

A wide variety of valuable workshops are offered for your professional development. Click here to access information about PDA Day on the Staff Resource Center website.

Administrators and Classified Staff
Classified Staff, Managers, and Administrators are encouraged to participate. Classified Staff may attend with prior approval from their supervisor.

Regular Faculty
Friday, August 15, 2008 is a mandatory day.
There will be NO make up for activities missed. A Notice of Absence (NOA) Form must be filed with the Human Resources Department by May 1, 2009 if absent.

Adjunct Faculty (including Unit A)
Adjunct Faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend the Institutional Day, but attendance is not mandatory. Please be advised that, if you have a flex obligation for the Fall 2008 semester, this event does count for flex credit (a completed verification form is necessary to receive credit), but if your class is cancelled or your obligation changes for any reason, you may end up not being paid for this day.

Attendance & Verification
Faculty with semester-length assignments are released from their regular duties to attend professional development activities and are paid for such attendance. Attendance verification is required by the Chancellor’s Office (for faculty members only).

Various Locations

All Employees

Aug 25

12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

04:AL:A - Frida Kahlo in San Francisco
John Zarobell, PhD

John Zarobell, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will give us a preview of this major survey of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s work, currently on view at the museum through September 28th. The traveling exhibit was organized by Kahlo’s biographer, Hayden Herrera, and Betsy Carpenter of the Walker Art Center. It includes 45 paintings as well as over 70 photographs from Kahlo’s personal collection which provide a biographical framework for the art. Zarobell will show works in the exhibition and discuss Kahlo’s life as a painter, her connections to San Francisco, the city where she first began to paint professionally, and her involvement in the Chicano Art Movement and the Women’s Movement.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Aug 27

12:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

16:AA:A - Transformational Leadership
Brian Phifer

Radically improve your ability to create results and lead effectively.  Workshop will cover the Theory of Transformational Leadership and strategies to develop personal leadership skills with a specific focus on team synergy in order to produce better results within your club, sport, or organization.

*This is a LeaderCenter event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

September 2008

Thursday
Sept 4

1:00-3:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hr

02:EHS:C - New Employee Safety Orientation
Mike Ceser and Jason Escher, Environmental Health & Safety

For employees who have not received this orientation. This class is required by Cal/OSHA for all district employees. Includes a discussion of workplace ergonomics, hazardous materials handling, emergency preparedness and injury and illness prevention tips.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Pedroncelli Meeting Room

All

Monday
Sept 8

12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

04:AL:B - Media, Elections and Democracy
Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon is an American journalist, media critic, antiwar activist and longtime associate of the media watch group, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts that works pro-actively to provide alternative sources for journalists. His weekly column, “Media Beat,” has been in national syndication since 1992. A collection of Solomon’s columns won the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language. The award, presented by the National Council of Teachers of English, honored Solomon’s book The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Wednesday
Sept 10

11am-12:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

03:DSL:A - SEMS-NIMS-ICS Combined Training
Denise Gilmer, District Police

This training course replaces the previous IS-700 DSL Level 2 training specifically directed to Department Safety Leaders.  This new training is for anyone who will play a role in an emergency response such as Department Safety Leaders, managers, department chairs and supervisors.  Note that those who additional responsibilities such as EOC and DOC management team members need additional training dealing with their roles.
 
This new updated training course combines three basic learning modules:
 
SEMS Introduction
NIMS Awareness (IS-700) 
ICS (ICS-100)
 
Participants will learn why and how the Standardized Emergency Management System, known as SEMS was developed.  The National Incident Management System or NIMS will be explained.  Participants will receive an overview of the Incident Command System or ICS.  These three systems will illustrate how our own District fits into the local operational area, regional, state and federal response plan.
 
Why: Cal/OSHA states that employers must develop an emergency action plan that covers "those designated actions employers and employees must take to ensure employee safety from fire and other emergencies." "Before implementing the emergency action plan, the employer shall designate and train a sufficient number of persons to assist in the safe and orderly emergency evacuation of employees." (Title 8 General Industry Safety Orders, Section 3220(a) and (e)(1))
 
To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training
 
If you are a classified employee, please get your supervisor’s approval in advance to attend this training. For further information contact Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Don Silverek at 535-3789.

Maggin Hall 2702

Wellness, Safety & Workplace Effectiveness

 

Wednesday
Sept 10

5:30-8:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.5 hr

19:AA - Cal-PASS 2008 Kick-Off
North Bay English, Math & Science Educators Councils

The "kick-off" planning meeting for North Bay high school, Community College, and Sonoma State University educators. We will discuss the opportunities that Cal-PASS can provide and how this can be of benefit to our educational programs.

For more information, contact Kirby Bunas, Math Department Chair at 527-4309.

Sonoma County Office of Education

All

Instruction and Classroom Management

Thursday
Sept 11

12-1:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

03:DSL:B - SEMS-NIMS-ICS Combined Training
Don Silverek, District Police

This training course replaces the previous IS-700 DSL Level 2 training specifically directed to Department Safety Leaders.  This new training is for anyone who will play a role in an emergency response such as Department Safety Leaders, managers, department chairs and supervisors.  Note that those who additional responsibilities such as EOC and DOC management team members need additional training dealing with their roles.
 
This new updated training course combines three basic learning modules:
 
SEMS Introduction
NIMS Awareness (IS-700) 
ICS (ICS-100)
 
Participants will learn why and how the Standardized Emergency Management System, known as SEMS was developed.  The National Incident Management System or NIMS will be explained.  Participants will receive an overview of the Incident Command System or ICS.  These three systems will illustrate how our own District fits into the local operational area, regional, state and federal response plan.
 
Why: Cal/OSHA states that employers must develop an emergency action plan that covers "those designated actions employers and employees must take to ensure employee safety from fire and other emergencies." "Before implementing the emergency action plan, the employer shall designate and train a sufficient number of persons to assist in the safe and orderly emergency evacuation of employees." (Title 8 General Industry Safety Orders, Section 3220(a) and (e)(1))
 
To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training
 
If you are a classified employee, please get your supervisor’s approval in advance to attend this training. For further information contact Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Don Silverek at 535-3789.

Petaluma Campus
PC 645

Wellness, Safety & Workplace Effectiveness

 

Friday
Sept 12

1:00-
2:00 pm

 

11:AA (AA:03) CalPERS Retirement Workshop
CalPERS Education Center Representatives  

Workshop on retirement benefits and information for all CalPERS members.

Reservations are required by August 27. Please contact Elizabeth McPherson at emcpherson@santarosa.edu or 527-4852 to reserve a space at the workshop. Please provide your name and last four of your SSN.
 
Classified employees are eligible for release time and may attend with prior approval from their supervisor.

Doyle Library
4246

Offered for CalPERS Members

Monday
Sept 15

12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

04:AL:C - Julia Morgan: Architect of BeautyMark Wilson

Julia Morgan was America’s first independent female architect. Known for her design of Hearst Castle, Morgan also left a legacy of exquisite architecture throughout the Bay Area. SRJC Art History instructor Mark Anthony Wilson has been teaching and writing about Morgan for thirty years. His latest book, Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty, was published last spring. In this slide lecture Wilson will discuss Morgan’s innovative design philosophy and show photographs of several of her best public and private buildings, including several in Sonoma County.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Tuesday
Sept 16

3-4pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

03:DSL:C - DSL Level 1 Training
Denise Gilmer, District Police

This training course replaces the previous IS-700 DSL Level 2 training specifically directed to Department Safety Leaders.  This new training is for anyone who will play a role in an emergency response such as Department Safety Leaders, managers, department chairs and supervisors.  Note that those who additional responsibilities such as EOC and DOC management team members need additional training dealing with their roles.
 
This new updated training course combines three basic learning modules:
 
SEMS Introduction
NIMS Awareness (IS-700) 
ICS (ICS-100)
 
Participants will learn why and how the Standardized Emergency Management System, known as SEMS was developed.  The National Incident Management System or NIMS will be explained.  Participants will receive an overview of the Incident Command System or ICS.  These three systems will illustrate how our own District fits into the local operational area, regional, state and federal response plan.
 
Why: Cal/OSHA states that employers must develop an emergency action plan that covers "those designated actions employers and employees must take to ensure employee safety from fire and other emergencies." "Before implementing the emergency action plan, the employer shall designate and train a sufficient number of persons to assist in the safe and orderly emergency evacuation of employees." (Title 8 General Industry Safety Orders, Section 3220(a) and (e)(1))
 
To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training
 
If you are a classified employee, please get your supervisor’s approval in advance to attend this training. For further information contact Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Don Silverek at 535-3789.

Lark Hall
2004

Wellness, Safety & Workplace Effectiveness

 

Wednesday
Sept 17

10:00am-2:00pm

Flex Credit:
.5 hr

02:EHS:D - WOW Fair (Work On Wellness)
Environmental Health & Safety

Visit the numerous outdoor exhibits, presentations & demonstrations on Wellness, Fitness, Nutrition, Emergency Preparedness, Personal Safety, Ergonomics, and Health Screenings 

Featured Vendor:  City of Santa Rosa Environmental Compliance - Mercury Thermometer Exchange for FREE Digital Thermometers! Bring your old mercury thermometer for a new digital thermometer!  Also, bring in your unwanted medications for free disposal (please don't flush or put them in the garbage!) 

The first 250 visitors to the Information Booth will receive a pull-string sport pack and other free goodies!

Outdoor Stage Area,
Santa Rosa Campus

All

Wellness, Safety & Workplace Effectiveness

Wednesday
Sep 17

12:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

16:AA:B - Our U.S. Constitution Revisited
Monte Freidig

The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It provides the framework for the organization of the United States Government. Discover facts about the United States Constitution and much more.

*This is a LeaderCenter event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Pioneer Hall Assembly Room

 

Thursday
Sept 18

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:

18:AA - Two Million Minutes: Film and Discussion
Mary Pierce

Two Million Minutes is a documentary released in 2007 comparing the high school experiences of six teenagers from the United States, India, and China. The film interviews students about classes, study habits, family pressure, social lives and life goals to give a cross-cultural glimpse into how three major economic superpowers are preparing its citizens through education. Viewing the hour-long film will be followed by discussion about implications for teachers at SRJC. For more information about the film, visit http://www.2mminutes.com

Petaluma Campus,
Mahoney Library Reading Room

Diversity and Demographics

 

Friday
Sept 19

9:00-11:00am

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

05:TECH:B - Turnitin
John Hemenway, Academic Computing and Micca Gray, Learning & Information Resources

An orientation for interested faculty to the plagiarism detection software, TURNITIN.

From Turnitin's website: We prevent and detect plagiarism by comparing submitted papers to billions of pages of content located on the internet and our proprietary databases. The results of our comparisons are compiled, one for each paper submitted, in custom "Originality Reports." These reports are sent to participating educators, who access the results by logging into their Turnitin account(s).

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

FACULTY

Friday
Sept 19

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

04:AL:D - Journey to Sardinia
Caterina Labriola

Join SRJC Italian instructor Caterina Labriola, a native from Sardinia, for an illustrated lecture on the island of Sardinia, Italy, one of the most ancient lands in the Mediterranean Sea. Over many centuries it has survived countless invasions by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs and Byzantines. As a result, the music, art and architecture of the island still reflects the long-lasting impact of those cultures.
Become familiar with Sardinia’s history, geography, food, culture and major places of interest. The lecture will be followed by a small tasting of regional specialties, provided by La Ciccia Sardinian Restaurant in San Francisco. Co-sponsored by SRJC Foundation Friends of the Petaluma Campus.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Mahoney Library
Reading Rm

Petaluma Campus

 

Monday
Sept 22

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

07:WOLM:A - WOLM Lecture: The Minstrel Show in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Terry Mulcaire

This talk puts Twain's novel in the context of the history of the minstrel show in America, and the specific culture of racism the minstrel show helped to develop.

*This is a Work of Literary Merit (WOLM) lecture. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Monday
Sept 22

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:C - Outlook Web Access
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

If you use Outlook Web Access (not Outlook!!) and would like to know more about it come to this workshop! We’ll cover the basics – sending/receiving email, sorting messages,  organizing your email into folders and basic calendar. As time permits we’ll cover advanced topics including finding and removing large emails (mailbox full??), distribution lists, creating meetings and more!

We’ll also cover the use of ‘File Depot’ so you can send and post large files without filling up your mailbox.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Tuesday
Sept 23

1:30-2:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:E-Stair Chair Training-CANCELLED
Mike Ceser and Don Silverek

In order to implement the Districts stair chair policy, training on how to use stair chairs to help disabled persons evacuate multi-storied buildings is conducted by the District. Those invited to attend this training include, (1) likely first responders from District Police and Facilities Operations, (2) Disability Resources faculty and staff, (3) interested disabled faculty, staff and students, and (4) other interested parties, including managers.

For further information, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu

Santa Rosa Campus

CANCELLED

Tuesday
Sept 23

3:30-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

25:AA - Beginning Datamining on the PC
Ellindale Wells

Does that data mining screen baffle you? Is it difficult to get the information that you want, even though you know it is in there somewhere? This training will give you both theory and hands-on experience using the data mining tool in Microsoft Excel. Designed for novice data miners or those who have only heard of it but would like to see what it can do.

Maggini Hall
2802

Geared for Department
Chairs and Administrative Assistants
(Open to All)

Wednesday
Sept 24

9:00-10:00am

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:E2-Stair Chair Training - CANCELLED
Mike Ceser and Don Silverek

In order to implement the Districts stair chair policy, training on how to use stair chairs to help disabled persons evacuate multi-storied buildings is conducted by the District. Those invited to attend this training include, (1) likely first responders from District Police and Facilities Operations, (2) Disability Resources faculty and staff, (3) interested disabled faculty, staff and students, and (4) other interested parties, including managers.

For further information, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu

Petaluma Campus

CANCELLED

Wednesday
Sept 24

12:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

16:AA:C - Improving the Access and Success of Latino and Black College Students
Lenita Johnson, NAACP

As the educational gap widens among minority groups attending institutions of higher education in California, a panel of SRJC educators will dialogue about strategies for students, high schools, and colleges to increase enrollment and retention among Latino and Black college students.

*This is a LeaderCenter event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Thursday
Sept 25

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:A - What's New in Word 2007 for the PC
Corrine Haverinen , Academic Computing

Find out what's new in Microsoft Office 2007 for the PC. Topics range from menu changes and opening student files to file compatibility issues. Sample documents and a useful handout will be provided. Hands-on practice will be included.

Center for New Media
Doyle, 4421

Technology

Friday
Sept 26

9:00-11:00am

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

05:TECH:B2 - Turnitin
John Hemenway, Academic Computing and Micca Gray, Learning & Information Resources

An orientation for interested faculty to the plagiarism detection software, TURNITIN.

From Turnitin's website: We prevent and detect plagiarism by comparing submitted papers to billions of pages of content located on the internet and our proprietary databases. The results of our comparisons are compiled, one for each paper submitted, in custom "Originality Reports." These reports are sent to participating educators, who access the results by logging into their Turnitin account(s).

Petaluma Campus
PC 718

FACULTY

Friday
Sept 26

10:00-11:30am

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

21:AA - Building 2nd Language Vocabulary
Todd Strauss, Modern & Classical Languages

Presentation of a teaching technique that takes much of the pain out of vocabulary building while facilitating the development of grammatical fluency in the second-language learner.

This workshop is presented for language & ESL instructors and Language Lovers, but is open to all.

Emeritus Hall
1529

 

Friday
Sept 26

1:00-3:00pm
Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

01:CATE:A2 - CATE Workshop Series: Overview and Personal Homepages
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Friday
Sept 26

1:00-3:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:C2 - Outlook Web Access
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

If you use Outlook Web Access (not Outlook!!) and would like to know more about it come to this workshop! We’ll cover the basics – sending/receiving email, sorting messages,  organizing your email into folders and basic calendar. As time permits we’ll cover advanced topics including finding and removing large emails (mailbox full??), distribution lists, creating meetings and more!

We’ll also cover the use of ‘File Depot’ so you can send and post large files without filling up your mailbox.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Friday
Sept 26

2:00-4:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

27:AA - Title 22 Hazardous Waste Training
James A. Hudson, Keenan & Associates

This is an issue that is applicable to any department that has employees who are in any way involved with hazardous waste.

According to Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations:

1. Employees who generate or work with hazardous waste need training that teaches hazardous waste management procedures (relevant to the employee’s position) within 6 months of hire or change of position.
2. This training needs to be refreshed annually.
3. This training needs to be documented, and the records need to be retained until three years after the employee leaves employment with the College.

For the Chemistry Department this training applicable to all faculty (including adjunct), classified, STNC, and student laboratory assistants.

This training is presented to address the specific compliance issues in the Chemistry department but is open to all departments with hazardous waste training requirements per Title 22.

Bech Hall
Room 1901

 

October 2008

Monday
Sept 29

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:D - PDF Forms
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

It’s finally possible to EASILY make electronic forms from Word and other documents using Acrobat. We will make a simple form, prepare it for distribution and learn how to tally the results. Both Macintosh and Windows versions of Acrobat will be used.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Thursday
Oct 2

12:00-1:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

26:AA:A - So You Received a AAA Letter from DRD. Now What?
Andrea Alexander

This panel style format will address best practices for providing services for students with disabilities in your class. We will answer questions about your responsibilities and the students’ responsibilities for receiving services outlined in an accommodation letter (AAA letter).

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Doyle Library
Room 4245

Diversity and Demographics

Friday
Oct 3

10:00am-12:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:E - iPhoto (Mac)
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

iPhoto is included with OS X and is an easy to use photo management program. We will learn how to import photos, prepare them for email and create web pages from your photos.

Sorry, this is a Macintosh only application.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Friday
Oct 3

11:00am-12:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

31:AA:A - Creating the Perfect Syllabus: Are You Meeting District Requirements?
Ofelia Arellano

This workshop is part of the ongoing training and orientation for new faculty. While this workshop is geared for new and newer faculty, the workshop is open to all faculty members.

Doyle Library
Room 4243

Video-conferenced to Petaluma Campus

Friday
Oct 3

11:00am-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

25:AA:A - Roberts Rules of Order Workshop: The Basics
Bruce Bishop, Palomar College

This workshop is offered for the entire district community and will cover the basics of Roberts Rules.

Sponsored by the SRJC Academic Senate and Student Senate.

Please RSVP to Andrea Stein at 527-4595
by October 1.

Doyle Library
Room 4246

 

Friday
Oct 3

1:00-3:00pm
Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

01:CATE:B2 - CATE Workshop Series:
Course Homepages and Section Homepages
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Friday
Oct 3

1:00-3:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:F - iMovie
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

iMovie is a easy to use video editing program. With it you can produce edited movies for DVD, iTunes, YouTube and the web.
 
We will learn the basics of the OLD VERSION of iMovie – importing video, capturing live action from built-in iSight cameras, basics of editing, working with audio and output to iDVD and the web.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Friday
Oct 3

2:00pm-4:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

25:AA:B - Roberts Rules of Order
Hands-on Workshop
Bruce Bishop, Palomar College

This special hands-on workshop is offered for members and officers of the Academic, Classified and Student Senates, but is open to all.

Sponsored by the SRJC Academic Senate and Student Senate.

Please RSVP to Andrea Stein at 527-4595
by October 1.

Doyle Library
Room 4246

 

Friday
Oct 3

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs*

04:AL:E - Latino Film Festival
The Year My Parents Went On Vacation (Ano Em Que Meus Pais Sairam De Ferias-Brazil, 2006)

Co-sponsored by SRJC Foundation, Friends of the Petaluma Campus & SRJC Arts and Lectures

The Year My Parents Went on Vacation is a beautifully orchestrated glimpse into the wildly complex politics of Brazil set in the turbulent year of 1970. This is a poignant and humorous coming of age story thrusting twelve-year-old Mauro (Michel Joelsas) into political and personal upheaval when his militant parents escape into the underground world. This leaves Mauro in the care of his Jewish grandfather’s neighbor in Sao Paulo. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation was the 2007 Winner of ABC’s Best Cinematography, Sound and Editing Awards. Directed by Cao Hamburger

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Mahoney Library
Reading Rm

Petaluma Campus

 

Monday
Oct 6

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:G - InDesign - Session I
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

Everything you wanted to know about Adobe InDesign, part I.

Doyle Library
4421

Wednesday
Oct 8

12:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

16:AA:D - The New Era: The Woman Leader
Dr. Patricia Mitchell, University of San Francisco

Women leadership roles in society have monumentally changed in the past decade. This workshop will cover how these roles have changed specifically in Higher Education.

*This is a LeaderCenter event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Pioneer Hall Assembly Room

 

Thursday
Oct 9

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

26:AA:B - From Where I Sit...
Sara Lowe-Bouchard and Kathy Burton

A powerful video series of eight CSU students who tell their stories by answering five questions: What is your disability? What made you decide to come to
college? What is it like for you in the classroom? What do you have to do to keep up with the class? What suggestions can you offer to faculty that will make
their classroom more accessible? A panel of faculty members viewed each video and discussed the issues raised.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Analy Village, Bldg B
Rm 643

Diversity and Demographics

Thursday
Oct 9

12:00-1:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

26:AA:A2 - So You Received a AAA Letter from DRD. Now What?
Andrea Alexander

This panel style format will address best practices for providing services for students with disabilities in your class. We will answer questions about your responsibilities and the students’ responsibilities for receiving services outlined in an accommodation letter (AAA letter).

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Petaluma Campus
PC 191

Diversity and Demographics

Friday
Oct 10

10:00am-12:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:H - iMovie
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

iMovie is a easy to use video editing program. With it you can produce edited movies for DVD, iTunes, YouTube and the web.
 
We will learn the basics of the NEW VERSION of iMovie – importing video, capturing live action from built-in iSight cameras, basics of editing, working with audio and output to iDVD and the web.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Friday
Oct 10

1:00-3:00pm
Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

01:CATE:C2 - CATE Workshop Series:
Images, File Management, and Navigation
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Friday
Oct 10

1:00-3:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:I - iDVD
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Friday
Oct 10

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs*

04:AL:F - Latino Film Festival
Al Otro Lado/To The Other Side (Mexico, 2005
)
Co-sponsored by SRJC Foundation, Friends of the Petaluma Campus & SRJC Arts and Lectures

Al Otro Lado highlights three stories about children whose fathers have immigrated to other countries in the hopes of finding greater prosperity somewhere else. One story involves a boy from Mexico; another has a boy in Cuba; and the last story focuses on a girl from Morocco. Al Otro Lado takes a child’s perspective on the world. Al Otro Lado was Mexico’s official selection for the 2006 Academy Awards (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Gustavo Lazo

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Mahoney Library
Reading Rm

Petaluma Campus

 

Monday
Oct 13

12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

04:AL:G - The Election of a President
Panel discussion

For the past 20+ months, the American public has watched, and in some cases participated in, the campaign for the next President of the United States. In this presentation, a panel of faculty members who study the political process will delve deeper into the campaign—beyond party lines and political promises—to discuss campaign strategies used by the two campaigns, the role the media plays in the election of a President, what the key issues are and how they are being presented, and what you can do to become an informed voter. Join SRJC faculty member and former Santa Rosa City Councilman Steve Rabinowitsh as he moderates this panel discussion. Panelists include Dr. Dave McCuan, Associate Professor of Political Science at SSU and Jeanette Benfarhat, Social Sciences instructor at SRJC.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Monday
Oct 13

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:J -InDesign - Session II
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

Everything you wanted to know about Adobe InDesign, part II.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Tuesday
Oct 14

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

26:AA:D - If Your Student Can’t READ, HOLD or SEE the Book...the Solution is Alternative Media
Audrey White

Textbooks and other documents can be created in an alternate format so that students with disabilities can access printed information. Learn what alternate
media is, who is eligible, and how it is ordered and obtained. Learn how you will be notified, and how to proceed.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Analy Village
Bldg B
Room 643

Diversity and Demographics

Tuesday
Oct 14

12:00-2:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

26:AA:E - What is Assistive Technology and how can it Help Student with Learning Disabilities?
Sara Lowe-Bouchard

An overview of different types of assistive technology including graphic organizers, word prediction, text to speech/screen readers, speech to text/voice
recognition, as well as other tools to assist students with learning disabilities. This will also briefly cover how to go about referring a student that you think
might benefit from assistive technology for an evaluation at the ATTC/High Tech Center.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Petaluma Campus
PC 643

Diversity and Demographics

Tuesday
Oct 14

12:00-2:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

26:AA:F - What is it Like to have a Learning Disability?
Andrea Alexander

In this session participants will have the opportunity to experience 6 different ways that learning disabilities can impact learning in an academic setting. This dyslexia simulation will help participants briefly experience how it feels to have a learning disability in language while in an academic setting. Understanding the experiences of students with learning disabilities can help us to better understand their experience and find ways to support their success in the classroom.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Doyle Library
Room 4245

Diversity and Demographics

Tuesday
Oct 14

4:00-6:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

30:AA -The November Presidential Election and the Future of American Politics
Jeanette BenFarhat, Marty Bennett, Anne Donegan, Andre LaRue and Claudia Moura, Social Sciences Dept.

As we near the end of this very long campaign season, a panel of SRJC Social Science faculty will help us better understand the political process and the role of the presidency. Each panelist will focus on one aspect of the presidency.

Doyle Library
Room 4245

 

Wednesday
Oct 15

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

26:AA:G - Computer Software to Enhance Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills
Audrey White

"Scan and read" software, Kurzweil 3000, is used throughout the community college system for students with learning disabilities, students for whom English is a second language, and developmental English students. This is a hands-on demonstration of the basics of scanning and reading, writing, and study skills of this program.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Analy Village, Bldg B
Rm 643

Diversity and Demographics

Wednesday
Oct 15

2:30-4:30pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

26:AA:C - Brain Injury Awareness Day

The ABIS (Acquired Brain Injured Students) Club is sponsoring SRJC’s 7th annual Brain Injury Awareness Day. This year’s event will focus on resources for adults with brain injuries in the community. Panel discussion with representatives from organizations and students who have accessed such services.

For questions regarding this event please contact the club advisor, Tara Johnson via email at tjohnson2@santarosa.edu

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Doyle Library
Room 4246

(Seating is limited.)

Diversity and Demographics

Wednesday
Oct 15

5:00-6:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

20:AA - State Teacher Retirement System (STRS) Workshop
Ken Jones, STRS Benefits Counselor

Faculty who are close to retirement or want to better plan for retirement will receive a detailed explanation of the retirement process with STRS. The presentation will cover topics such as: details about CalSTRS benefits and programs, how benefits are calculated, how to provide a lifetime benefit for another person, disability and survivor benefits, and working after retirement. STRS retirement packets will be available and faculty will have the opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.

Doyle Library, 4245
Video-conferenced to Petaluma Campus
PC 726

Faculty

Workplace Effectiveness

Thursday
Oct 16

12:00-2:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

26:AA:E2 - What is Assistive Technology and how can it Help Student with Learning Disabilities?
Sara Lowe-Bouchard

An overview of different types of assistive technology including graphic organizers, word prediction, text to speech/screen readers, speech to text/voice
recognition, as well as other tools to assist students with learning disabilities. This will also briefly cover how to go about referring a student that you think
might benefit from assistive technology for an evaluation at the ATTC/High Tech Center.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Doyle Library
Room 4420

Diversity and Demographics

Thursday
Oct 16

3:00-4:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

07:WOLM:B - WOLM Lecture: The Minstrel Show in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Terry Mulcaire

This talk puts Twain's novel in the context of the history of the minstrel show in America, and the specific culture of racism the minstrel show helped to develop.

*This is a Work of Literary Merit (WOLM) lecture. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Petaluma Campus
PC 191
(new location)

 

Friday
Oct 17

 

02:EHS:F - Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Awareness for Supervisors/Managers
Mike Ceser

This training has been cancelled.

Contact EHS for location

Supervisors and Managers

Friday
Oct 17

10:00am-12:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:K - Microsoft Word - Part I
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

 

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Friday
Oct 17

11:30am-12:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

22:AA - Current Developments in Radiation Chemistry
Orlando Raola, Chemistry Department

Sharing of information about current research and future perspectives on this branch of Chemistry. This workshop will expose the participants to cutting-edge research developments. This is a field that will require many trained scientists in the future. This workshop will provide up-to-date information for faculty to share with their students about the challenges faced in the developing area of science and technology.

Doyle Library
Room 4246

Friday
Oct 17

1:00-3:00pm
Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

01:CATE:D2 - CATE Workshop Series:
File Management and Schedule pages
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Friday
Oct 17

1:00-3:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:L - Microsoft Excel - Part I
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

 

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Friday
Oct 17

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs*

04:AL:H - Latino Film Festival
Viva Cuba! (Cuba/France, 2005)
Co-sponsored by SRJC Foundation, Friends of the Petaluma Campus & SRJC Arts and Lectures

Viva Cuba! revolves around Malú (Malú Tarrau) and Jorgito (Jorgito Milõ) who make a pledge to be friends for life, despite the animosity between their respective families when Malú’s mother decides to remarry and leave the country. The film was Cuba’s entry for the 2005 Academy Awards for Best Language Film, and won the Best Children’s Film at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Mahoney Library
Reading Rm

Petaluma Campus

 

Monday
Oct 20

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:M - InDesign - Session III
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

Everything you wanted to know about Adobe InDesign, part III.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Tuesday
Oct 21

3:15-4:45pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

29:AA - F.I.T. Now!
Karen Stanley

Get ready for the holidays, and decide to FIT FITness into your schedule and your life - and Feel Incredibly Terrific doing so! Exercise is for Every Body!!! Anyone and everyone, can learn to incorporate exercise into his or her life. Exercise leads to good physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.

This hands-on (and body-on) workshop will cover the three cornerstones of exercise: cardio-vascular fitness (aerobic exercise), flexibility, and strength.

Participants will learn the F.I.T. principles of cardio-vascular exercise, as well as types of activities, the many benefits, and how to take heart rates. Participants will also learn yoga-based stretching exercises to improve overall flexibility, some of which you can do at work to improve your productivity.

Lastly, participants will learn a variety of strength improving practices, including core strength activities, and stability ball exercises.

A list of classes for training in cardio-vascular fitness, flexibility and strength, offered by the SRJC Physical Education Department, will be provided.

Petaluma Campus
PC 808

Wellness

Wednesday
Oct 22

10:00am-12noon

Flex Credit:
2.0 hr

02:EHS:C2 - New Employee Safety Orientation
Mike Ceser and Jason Escher, Environmental Health & Safety

For employees who have not received this orientation. This class is required by Cal/OSHA for all district employees. Includes a discussion of workplace ergonomics, hazardous materials handling, emergency preparedness and injury and illness prevention tips.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Contact EHS for location

All

Wednesday
Oct 22

11:00am-12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1.25 hrs

26:AA:I - Working Effectively with Students with Psychological Disabilities in a College Setting
Stephen Altschuler, Margaret Grayson &
Catherine Williams

A round table discussion where faculty and staff can pose their questions and concerns related to working with students with psychological disabilities, as well
as how to refer students to the Disability Resources Department or to Student Psychological Services.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Pioneer Hall Conference Room

Diversity and Demographics

Wednesday
Oct 22

11:00am-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

37:AA - WE Conference
Live Video-Cast

WE Empower Conference is entitled "Women to be Architects of Change." The Women’s Conference event is the largest and most dynamic gathering of women in the nation. Recognized for its unparalleled capacity to empower and inspire women to become architects of change, the annual conference unites more than sixty internationally-acclaimed leaders and visionaries with 14,000 women in one arena, plus thousands more virtually, to share enriching stories of transformation and success, words of encouragement and life lessons.

Doyle Library
Room 4245

 

Wednesday
Oct 22

12:00pm

16:AA:E - Decision 09: McCain and Obama
Norman Soloman, Obama Surrogate
TBA, McCain Surrogate

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED.

Doyle 4245

 

Wednesday
Oct 22

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

26:AA:H - Introduction to Voice Recognition Software
Kathy Burton

Hands-free computing! The leading voice recognition software, Dragon Naturally Speaking, will be demonstrated, and available for you to test drive. You can increase your writing efficiency, expand written feedback to students, utilize various software programs, relieve pain from repetitive motion and avoid injury altogether. Opportunities for obtaining training will be announced at this time.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Analy Village, Bldg B
Rm 643

Diversity and Demographics

Wednesday
Oct 22

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

04:AL:J - Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Among Latin American and European cultures, one day of the year is set aside to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos/The Day of the Dead. This is a time to remember those who have died with music, altars and special foods. Tonight’s program features the indigenous music and dance of Mexico as interpreted by Ernesto Hernandez Olmos. Funded by a grant from the SRJC Foundation Randolph Newman Cultural Enrichment Endowment.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Mahoney Library
Reading Rm

Petaluma Campus

 

Thursday
Oct 23

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:A2 - Fire Extinguisher Training
Santa Rosa Fire Equipment Services

Any employee who is expected to use a fire extinguisher in the event of an emergency is required to have this training. Fire prevention, emergency and evacuation procedures, hands-on fire extinguisher training.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Contact EHS for location

All

Thursday
Oct 23

3:30-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

31:AA:B - Adding Multi-media to Your Powerpoint Presentations
John Hemenway

This workshop is part of the ongoing training and orientation for new faculty. While this workshop is geared for new and newer faculty, the workshop is open to all faculty members.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Friday
Oct 24

10:00am-12:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:N - Microsoft Word - Part II
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

 

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Friday
Oct 24

1:00-2:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

20:AA:2 - State Teacher Retirement System (STRS) Workshop
Ken Jones, STRS Benefits Counselor

Faculty who are close to retirement or want to better plan for retirement will receive a detailed explanation of the retirement process with STRS. The presentation will cover topics such as: details about CalSTRS benefits and programs, how benefits are calculated, how to provide a lifetime benefit for another person, disability and survivor benefits, and working after retirement. STRS retirement packets will be available and faculty will have the opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.

Doyle Library, 4245
Video-conferenced to Petaluma Campus
PC 726

Faculty

Workplace Effectiveness

Friday
Oct 24

1:00-3:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:O - Microsoft Excel - Part II
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

 

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Friday
Oct 24

1:00-3:45pm
Flex Credit:
2.75 hrs

01:CATE:E2 - CATE Workshop Series:
Presentation Pages (Online Lectures)
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Friday
Oct 24

1:30-3:00pm

 

35:AA:A - Classified Development Program Workshop: Safety and Wellness
Mike Ceser, Environmental Health & Safety
Susan Quinn, Student Health & Psychological Services
Bill Stinson, District Police

This workshop is presented as part of the Classified Development Program and will provide important information for new and seasoned classified staff on workplace safety and wellness.

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Doyle Library, 4246
Video-conferenced to Petaluma Campus
PC 736

Classified Staff

 

Monday
Oct 27

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

07:WOLM:C - WOLM Lecture: “Why ‘Give a Rat’ About Huck Finn Today?”
Lori Kuwabara

Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is known as the Great American Novel.  Hemingway exalted it, saying, “All modern American literature comes from [it]. There was nothing before.  There has been nothing as good since.”  While that may be so, it’s 2008; times have changed. The novel was published in 1885. So why is Huck Finn still important today, 123 years later?  This lecture will explore this central question.

*This is a Work of Literary Merit (WOLM) lecture. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Monday
Oct 27

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:P - InDesign - Session IV
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

Everything you wanted to know about Adobe InDesign, part IV.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Monday
Oct 27

3:30-4:30pm

33:AA - Guided Tour of Plover Hall
Hilleary Zarate

Guided tour of Plover Hall and the seven newly relocated programs housed therein.

Plover Hall
Meet inside the East side entrance

Administrative and Executive Assistants

Tuesday
Oct 28

3:00-4:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

38:AA - Petaluma Campus Fall Forum
Jane Saldaña-Talley, Scott Rosen & Barbara McClure

Learn about the current "state of the campus" and participate in discussions to shape the future of the beautiful, new teaching and learning community.

Petaluma Campus
Room PC191

Tuesday
Oct 28

3:15-4:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.25 hrs

26:AA:J - Disability Awareness Panel at Petaluma Campus
Jennifer Mann

See SRJC students, faculty and staff who have assumed a disability for part of a day describe barriers, both attitudinal and physical, as well as accommodations that supported their success.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Mahoney Library
Reading Room 721

Diversity and Demographics

Tuesday
Oct 28

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

04:AL:I - The Legend of 8 Deer and the Culture of Oaxaca
John Pohl

Oaxaca presently has one of the most vibrant cultures in Mexico but it also has a forgotten, relatively unknown history. Part of this history is presented in the Nuttall Codex through the exciting epic of 8 Deer. According to John Pohl, curator for Meso America at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, understanding the story of 8 Deer in the Nuttall Codex is vital to understanding the history of Mexico, both past and present.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Wednesday
Oct 29

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

26:AA:K - Accommodations vs. Allowances: Drawing the Line Between Accommodation & Disruptive Behaviors in the Classroom
Tara Johnson and Dena Bliss

A discussion of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities that allow access to curriculum and the student code of conduct that governs the standards of behavior in a classroom.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Barnett Hall
Room 1289

Diversity and Demographics

 

Wednesday
Oct 29

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

07:WOLM:D - WOLM Lecture: 'It warn't funny to me': Mean Jokes and Minstrelsy in Huck Finn
Terry Mulcaire

Mark Twain's novel is famous for its humor, including numerous mean or even downright cruel jokes that various characters play on each other. This talk, focusing on how Twain sets up his readers to fall for mean jokes, explores the harsh edge of Twain's satire of racism in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

*This is a Work of Literary Merit (WOLM) lecture. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Wednesday
Oct 29

3:30-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

26:AA:L - Autism Spectrum Disorders and Asperger’s Syndrome “What Do I as College Faculty or Staff Need to Know?”
Laura Aspinall and Dena Bliss

In recent years the diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders and Asperger’s Syndrome have increased dramatically. These students while academically prepared for college, often struggle to navigate the complex social and interpersonal worlds of the “neuro-typical”. Come learn about the needs of this population, as well as common misconceptions. This workshop will include a student panel comprised of students who experience autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Doyle Library
Room 4246

Diversity and Demographics

Thursday
Oct 30

12:00-1:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

26:AA:F2 - What is it Like to have a Learning Disability?
Andrea Alexander

In this session participants will have the opportunity to experience 6 different ways that learning disabilities can impact learning in an academic setting. This dyslexia simulation will help participants briefly experience how it feels to have a learning disability in language while in an academic setting. Understanding the experiences of students with learning disabilities can help us to better understand their experience and find ways to support their success in the classroom.

This presentation is offered in honor of Disability Awareness Month.

Petaluma Campus
PC 191

Diversity and Demographics

Thursday
Oct 30

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:S - Image Editing 101 - How to Prepare Images for Common Uses
Corrine Havernin

This workshop will cover preparing images - especially for the internet, emailing, and onscreen presentations (PowerPoint). Included will be instruction on the importance of sizing images correctly, understanding pixel sizes, cropping, saving, optimizing and some simple image correction techniques. Demonstrations will be in software likely to be already on your computer - iPhoto on the Mac, Microsoft Picture Manager on the PC, and if requested, Photoshop/Photoshop Elements.

Doyle Library
Room 4421

Technology Training

Friday
Oct 31

1:00-3:45pm
Flex Credit:
2.75 hrs

01:CATE:F2 - CATE Workshop Series:
Tests and Exercises
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

November 2008

Monday
Nov 3

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

07:WOLM:E - WOLM Lecture: If Jim Could Speak: An Historian’s Take on the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Andre LaRue

From the vantage point of the Gilded Age, did Mark Twain break new ground on matters of race and class?  Or, was he utterly conventional on such matters?  I hope to give some useful historical background to reading Twain, and explain why the novel is of continuing interest to the historian.

*This is a Work of Literary Merit (WOLM) lecture. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Monday
Nov 3

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:Q - Dreamweaver - Part I
John Hemenway & Scott Rosen

This hands-on workshop deals with the basics of Dreamweaver 8 (part I). Topics include new site creation, editing and maintenance of an existing site, image, text insertion and using tables and layers. Course emphasis will be on learning beginning skills such as tools, palettes, and commands so students will be able to design or maintain professional quality websites.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Monday
Nov 3

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

04:AL:K - Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again
Wesley “Scoop” Nisker

Friends! Earthlings! Humans! Who are we? Why are we here? How did we get into the mess we’re in now? Is there any hope for us and our species? Bestselling author, renowned radio journalist and commentator, and teacher of Buddhist meditation, Wesley “Scoop” Nisker will comment on Tuesday’s general election, reveal the secrets of The Big Bang and anti-matter, explore issues of empire, species extinction and global warming, and expose the true heart of the New Age spiritual movement. “The missing link between sit-down meditation and stand-up comedy” says Paul Krassner. “Zen zingers with Borsht Belt timing,” says the New York Times. “Deeply wise, wonderfully insightful, delightfully humorous!” says the Utne Reader. “Exactly the kind of wisdom we need today. And very, very funny,” says poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Burbank Auditorium

 

Tuesday
Nov 4

02:EHS:I - CPR Training - cancelled
American Red Cross

Contact EHS for location

Thursday
Nov 6

8:00am-12noon

Flex Credit:
4.0 hrs

02:EHS:G - First Aid Training
Daniel Puertas

Teaches how to recognize and care for victims of injury or sudden illness, plus how to deal with cuts, bruises, bone and muscle injuries, shock, bleeding and other first aid emergencies. First aid certification is valid for 3 years. Course length is 4 hours.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Thursday
Nov 6

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

04:AL:L -The Radical Jack London
Jonah Raskin

Jonah Raskin, author of For the Hell of It: The Life and Times of Abbie Hoffman, and American Scream: Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’ and the Making of the Beat Generation, turns his attention to Jack London (1876-1916), the author of The Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea-Wolf (1904), and the prophetic novel The Iron Heel (1908), among some fifty books. In a seminal essay entitled “The Orphan at the Abyss,” Raskin rediscovers the authentic Jack London, and returns him to his rightful place in American letters as the Norman Mailer and the Ernest Hemingway of his day. The selections Raskin has made from this massive body of work show London’s abiding preoccupation with war and revolution, terrorism and dictatorship, and illustrate how contemporary he could be.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Mahoney Library
Reading Rm

Petaluma Campus

 

Friday
Nov 7

9:30-11:30am

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

36:AA:A - Teacher Academy: How Learning Occurs
Ken Eaves, Director, Vocational Programs
Barstow College

This is an introduction to the basic principles of adult learning theory and factors that influence learning. It will look at the different learning styles and how to use these differences to become a more effective teacher.

Sponsored by Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Prep Pipeline Grant and SRJC Teacher Academy.

Doyle Library
Room 4245

Faculty

Friday
Nov 7

11:00am-12:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

31:AA:C - Dealing With Disruptive Students in the Classroom
Jennifer Mann

This workshop is part of the ongoing training and orientation for new faculty. While this workshop is geared for new and newer faculty, the workshop is open to all faculty members.

Analy Village Conference Room 618

 

Friday
Nov 7

12:00-2:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

36:AA:B - Teacher Academy: Communication of Learning
Ken Eaves, Director, Vocational Programs
Barstow College

This session covers the elements of effective communication and how to use these elements to help participants learn. Methods of sending information, giving and receiving feedback, and listening and adapting a presentation to meet learners' needs will be researched and discussed.

Sponsored by Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Prep Pipeline Grant and SRJC Teacher Academy.

Doyle Library
Room 4245

Faculty

Friday
Nov 7

1:00-3:45pm
Flex Credit:
2.75 hrs

01:CATE:G2 - CATE Workshop Series:
Student Management & Password Protection
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Friday
Nov 7

2:30-4:30pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

36:AA:C - Teacher Academy: Leadership and Group Dynamics
Ken Eaves, Director, Vocational Programs
Barstow College

This session looks at the main styles of leadership and discusses the traits and role of a leader in the classroom. It also introduces the concept of group process and its impact on the way instructors conduct a class.

Sponsored by Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Prep Pipeline Grant and SRJC Teacher Academy.

Doyle Library
Room 4245

Faculty

Friday
Nov 7

7:00-8:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

34:AA - Lecture: The Men in the Octopus Suit
Richard White, Professor, Stanford University

Prize winning historian and Stanford professor Richard White, will discuss the Colton trial of 1883. Held in Santa Rosa, the suit was brought by the widow of an associate of railroad barons Stanford, Hopkins, Crocker and Huntington. She accused them of swindling her out of bonds and securities owned by her husband. The trial revealed the inner workings of the Southern Pacific and cast a light on a world where insiders made millions while their corporations lost money and failed to repay debts. It was a world distant from us but in revealing ways, much like ours.

Newman Auditorium

 

Wednesday
Nov 12

8:30am-12:00pm

Flex Credit:
3.5 hrs

02:EHS:K - 12-Passenger Van Classroom Instruction
Keenan and Associates

If you plan to drive a 12-passenger van on district business, then you must complete this course before you are allowed to check out and/or drive the vehicle. Completion of this 3-hour course is necessary for certification to drive.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Wednesday
Nov 12

9:00-10:00am

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:Q - Hand and Power Tool/Machine Guard Safety Training
Keenan and Associates

 

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Wednesday
Nov 12

10:00-11:00am

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:Q - Hand and Power Tool/Machine Guard Safety Training
Keenan and Associates

 

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Wednesday
Nov 12

11:00am-12:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:L2 - Office Ergonomics/Workstation Design
Keenan and Associates

Principles of optimal workstation configuration and other office tasks to prevent musculoskeletal injury and other potential problems. Learn how to recognize and minimize common risk factors. Training provides information for assessing safety of one's workstation and reviews prevention strategies in a rapidly changing field.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Wednesday
Nov 12

12:30-4:00pm

Flex Credit:
3.5 hrs

02:EHS:K2 - 12-Passenger Van Classroom Instruction
Keenan and Associates

If you plan to drive a 12-passenger van on district business, then you must complete this course before you are allowed to check out and/or drive the vehicle. Completion of this 3-hour course is necessary for certification to drive.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Wednesday
Nov 12

1:30-2:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:R - Utility Cart Safety Training
Keenan and Associates

 

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Wednesday
Nov 12

3:00-4:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:S - Special Ed - Lifting and Transferring Training Programs
Keenan and Associates

 

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Wednesday
Nov 12

Time TBA

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

16:AA:F - Same Sex Marriage: A Dialogue Not a Debate
Guest Lecturer TBA

Is same-sex marriage good for society? The ongoing debate over civil unions and same-sex marriage often generates more heat than light. Yet the debate cannot be ignored, as legislators and voters around the country grapple with whether and how to recognize same-sex relationships.

*This is a LeaderCenter event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Pioneer Hall Assembly Room

 

Thursday
Nov 13

9:00-10:00am

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:L - Office Ergonomics/Workstation Design
Keenan and Associates

Principles of optimal workstation configuration and other office tasks to prevent musculoskeletal injury and other potential problems. Learn how to recognize and minimize common risk factors. Training provides information for assessing safety of one's workstation and reviews prevention strategies in a rapidly changing field.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Thursday
Nov 13

11:00am-12:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:P - Hearing Conservation Training
Mike Ceser

A required course for all employees who are exposed to noise levels at or above 85 decibels for an 8 hour shift. The class covers noise exposure effects, noise control measures, hearing protection, device selection, audiometry, District policy, and employee access to records.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Thursday
Nov 13

1:00-2:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:P2 - Hearing Conservation Training
Mike Ceser

A required course for all employees who are exposed to noise levels at or above 85 decibels for an 8 hour shift. The class covers noise exposure effects, noise control measures, hearing protection, device selection, audiometry, District policy, and employee access to records.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Thursday
Nov 13

3:30-4:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

02:EHS:P3 - Hearing Conservation Training
Mike Ceser

A required course for all employees who are exposed to noise levels at or above 85 decibels for an 8 hour shift. The class covers noise exposure effects, noise control measures, hearing protection, device selection, audiometry, District policy, and employee access to records.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Petaluma Campus

Contact EHS for location

All

Friday
Nov 14

1:00-2:30pm

 

35:AA:B - Classified Development Program Workshop: Outlook - Advanced Features
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

This workshop is presented as part of the Classified Development Program and will provide important information for new and seasoned classified staff on some of the advanced features of Outlook, such as calendaring and email management.

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Doyle Library, 4421
Center for New Media

Classified Staff

 

Friday
Nov 14

1:00-3:45pm
Flex Credit:
2.75 hrs

01:CATE:H2 - CATE Workshop Series:
Communications
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Monday
Nov 17

12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

04:AL:M - Colorstruck
Donald Lacy

National headlines and the use of the “N” word imply that discussions about race are not a laughing matter. But African American comic and actor Donald Lacy is on a mission to break down the walls of silence on racism in America. His hilariously funny one-man show, COLORSTRUCK, examines the differences and misunderstandings that lead to racist behavior. COLORSTRUCK is produced by the LoveLife Foundation, founded in 1997 in memory of his daughter, LoEshe Adanma Lacy-an innocent bystander-who at age 16 was killed across the street from her high school.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Newman Auditorium

 

Monday
Nov 17

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

05:TECH:R - Dreamweaver - Part II
John Hemenway & Scott Rosen

This hands-on workshop deals with the basics of Dreamweaver 8 (part II). Topics include new site creation, editing and maintenance of an existing site, image, text insertion and using tables and layers. Course emphasis will be on learning beginning skills such as tools, palettes, and commands so students will be able to design or maintain professional quality websites.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

Technology

Thursday
Nov 20

3:00-4:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

39:AA - Curriculum "How-to's"
Wanda Burzycki and other members of the Curriculum Review Committee

Writing a Course Outline of Record and submitting it for approval is a challenging task. This workshop covers the "how-to's" of curriculum planning, writing a course outline, and submitting a course for approval. Particular attention will also be given to problematic areas such a prerequisites, Content Reviews, the credit-hour relationship, and repeatability, as well as questions from participants.

Doyle Library
Center for New Media
Room 4421

 

Thursday
Nov 20

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

16:AA:G - Musical Performance: Didjeridu
Dr. Krystov "Didjeri-Doc"

The didgeridoo (also known as a didjeridu or didge) is a wind instrument of the Indigenous Australians of northern Australia. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe". Come join Dr. Krystov Bock for a "Land of the Blind, an Ethnic-Exotic World music duo from San Francisco, will perform their award winning music and teach a Didjeridu. Dr. Bock, or "Didjeri-Doc" has been playing and teaching Didjeridu for over 12 years, he's a doctor, healer and inventor and deeply believes in the healing power of the deep earth vibrations of this ancient instrument. Learning to play greatly expands the lung power is very calming and meditative. Workshop includes beginning Didjes, breath work, and hands-free set ups for students with Quadriplegia!"

*This is a LeaderCenter event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Pioneer Hall Assembly Room

 

Friday
Nov 21

1:00-3:45pm
Flex Credit:
2.75 hrs

01:CATE:I2 - CATE Workshop Series:
Gradebooks
Bill Stone, CATE

Click here for a full description of this workshop.

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

December 2008

DEADLINE!

December 1 is the Flex Program
deadline for the fall semester!

Adjunct faculty members are required complete their fall semester Flex program obligations on or before December 1. Activities must be completed and a Flex Activities Verification Form RECEIVED in the Resource Center for Staff Development office on or before December 1.

This is a firm deadline and you will be docked pay if you fail to fulfill your flex obligation.

Regular Faculty members may continue to work on their flex obligations until May 1.

Contact Mary Sandberg at 522-2602 or
msandberg@santarosa.edu
if you need assistance

DEADLINE!

Monday
Dec 1

3:00-4:30am

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

Flex Credit for Regular Faculty only

02:EHS:M - SEMS/NIMS/ICS
Denise Gilmer

This training course replaces the previous IS-700 DSL Level 2 training specifically directed to Department Safety Leaders.  This new training is for anyone who will play a role in an emergency response such as Department Safety Leaders, managers, department chairs and supervisors.  Note that those who additional responsibilities such as EOC and DOC management team members need additional training dealing with their roles.
 
This new updated training course combines three basic learning modules:
 
SEMS Introduction
NIMS Awareness (IS-700) 
ICS (ICS-100)
 
Participants will learn why and how the Standardized Emergency Management System, known as SEMS was developed.  The National Incident Management System or NIMS will be explained.  Participants will receive an overview of the Incident Command System or ICS.  These three systems will illustrate how our own District fits into the local operational area, regional, state and federal response plan.
 
Why: Cal/OSHA states that employers must develop an emergency action plan that covers "those designated actions employers and employees must take to ensure employee safety from fire and other emergencies." "Before implementing the emergency action plan, the employer shall designate and train a sufficient number of persons to assist in the safe and orderly emergency evacuation of employees." (Title 8 General Industry Safety Orders, Section 3220(a) and (e)(1))

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Lark Hall
Room 2004

All

Tuesday
Dec 2

12:00-1:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 hrs

Flex Credit for Regular Faculty only

02:EHS:M2 - SEMS/NIMS/ICS
Don Silverek

This training course replaces the previous IS-700 DSL Level 2 training specifically directed to Department Safety Leaders.  This new training is for anyone who will play a role in an emergency response such as Department Safety Leaders, managers, department chairs and supervisors.  Note that those who additional responsibilities such as EOC and DOC management team members need additional training dealing with their roles.
 
This new updated training course combines three basic learning modules:
 
SEMS Introduction
NIMS Awareness (IS-700) 
ICS (ICS-100)
 
Participants will learn why and how the Standardized Emergency Management System, known as SEMS was developed.  The National Incident Management System or NIMS will be explained.  Participants will receive an overview of the Incident Command System or ICS.  These three systems will illustrate how our own District fits into the local operational area, regional, state and federal response plan.
 
Why: Cal/OSHA states that employers must develop an emergency action plan that covers "those designated actions employers and employees must take to ensure employee safety from fire and other emergencies." "Before implementing the emergency action plan, the employer shall designate and train a sufficient number of persons to assist in the safe and orderly emergency evacuation of employees." (Title 8 General Industry Safety Orders, Section 3220(a) and (e)(1))

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Petaluma Campus
PC 643

All

Thursday
Dec 4

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hrs

Flex Credit for Regular Faculty only

40:AA - Creating and Sustaining Learning Communities
Rachel Singer and Stuart Suss
Kingsborough Community College

Interested in developing and teaching in a Learning Community? Do you keep hearing about Learning Communities and want to know more? Come learn about creating and sustaining Learning Communities in the community college environment.

This event features two experienced Learning Community educators from Kingsborough Community College (KCC) in Brooklyn, New York. The presenters will provide an overview of KCC's learning communities structure, which includes learning communities for new students, ESL students, and Career Technical students.

Doyle Library
Room 4246

Video-conferenced to Petaluma Campus Rooms 726 & 736

Monday
Dec 8

1:30-3:30pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 hr

Flex Credit for Regular Faculty only

02:EHS:C3 - New Employee Safety Orientation
Mike Ceser and Jason Escher, Environmental Health & Safety

For employees who have not received this orientation. This class is required by Cal/OSHA for all district employees. Includes a discussion of workplace ergonomics, hazardous materials handling, emergency preparedness and injury and illness prevention tips.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Lark Hall
Room 2004

All

Tuesday
Dec 9

1:00-5:30pm

Flex Credit:
4.5 hrs

Flex Credit for Regular Faculty only

02:EHS:I2 - CPR
American Red Cross

Learn how to recognize symptoms of a heart attack, what to do about them, when and how to do CPR on adults, choke rescue and rescue breathing. CPR certification is valid for 1 year. Course length is 4 hours.

To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Contact EHS for location

All

Tuesday
Dec 9

3:00-4:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr

Flex Credit for Regular Faculty only

02:EHS:N - Department Safety Leader - Level 1
Denise Gilmer, District Police

The goal of the DSL program is to train a person who can take immediate leadership in the process of identifying an emergency situation or alarm sounding in order to direct students, staff and faculty to take appropriate safety actions.  The DSL is not expected to provide rescue, first aid, CPR etc but to provide direction and notification to those in their department or areas in anticipation of the arrival of additional resources such as District Police, Fire and Medical personnel.

DSL / Level 1 - Basic: 

This course provides guidance in the roles, duties and expectations of a Department Safety Leader.  It provides each DSL with simple guidelines to follow in the event of a crisis.  This training will reduce the potential fro injury, loss of life and post traumatic worry, while minimizing personal and district liability. 

This course will assist the DSL in developing their own reference guide to include floor plans, evacuation charts and resource listings. Topics covered include DSL responsibility, earthquake tips, and assembly points along with an overview of the District’s preparedness capability. 

This basic level training is good for two years from its completion date.
 
To register for this training, please call EHS at 527-4803 or email Toni Chase at  tchase@santarosa.edu or you may signup online at http://www.santarosa.edu/ehs/sign-up-for-training
 
If you are a classified employee, please get your supervisor’s approval in advance to attend this training. For further information contact Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Don Silverek at 535-3789.

Classified staff members are released from regular duties to attend this workshop with prior supervisor approval.

Lark Hall
Room 2004

All

Wednesday
Dec 10

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 hr*

Flex Credit for Regular Faculty only

04:AL:N - Holiday Concert
Festival Consort

Open the yuletide season with The Festival Consort performing a program of rich vocal and instrumental music from the renaissance. For thirty years the Consort has delighted Bay Area audiences with its Christmas programs, which have now become a beloved tradition at the SRJC Petaluma campus. Vocalists Douglas Mandell, Carol Menke, and Chris Fritzsche join instrumentalists Joanna Bramel Young, David Hogan Smith, and Alan Paul in a concert of carols and sacred works by composers including such masters as Praetorius and Dufay. Sponsored by SRJC Foundation, Friends of the Petaluma Campus.

*This is an Arts & Lectures event. Faculty members wishing to receive Flex Credit for this activity must briefly describe on their Flex Verification Form how the activity will benefit their students, department, or how it will apply to their academic activities.

Mahoney Library
Reading Rm

Petaluma Campus

 

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