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SPRING 2008 - Menu of Professional Development Choices

FALL 2007 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

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

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

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

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

ONGOING
ONLINE

Flex Credit:
2.0 Hrs

AO:06 Sexual Harassment Training

The workshop will be presented by Workplaceanswers.com and includes instruction on Federal and California laws and court decisions regarding liability for sexual harassment, strategies for recognizing and eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace and the in the classroom, strategies for personally confronting situations involving sexual harassment, and exercises focused on understanding and using the above strategies. This instruction is interactive, as the participants can ask questions and receive a response.

Click here for to access the training.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B & C.

Ongoing Online

Managers and Dept. Chairs

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

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

Fridays in Spring Semester

12:00-12:45pm

Flex Credit:
.5 Hour

Maximum
3 hours total per semester

AA:SP08:55 Weight Watchers at Work
Weight Watchers Staff

Spring semester regular meetings start on January 18!

Studies have shown that participation in the Weight Watchers program results in significant improvements in weight loss, activity levels, and quality of life. Combine over 45 years of expertise, a supportive community, and a trained Leader who’s lost weight in meetings too, and the result is a proven, time-tested way of losing weight.

What happens at a meeting? You’ll get important information from the weeks’s weight loss topic and a confidential weigh-in each week to keep you on track. It’s not like an office or PTA meeting: the Leader is someone who’s been through the process of weight loss and succeeded. Meetings are an opportunity to get expert advice, share helpful strategies - or just listen and find motivation. It’s a little more than a half hour out of your week, and it’s worth it.

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 8.

Maggini Hall
2702

ALL

Ongoing
January 15-May 16, 2008

Tuesdays 2-3:30pm

Fridays 10:30am-12pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:53 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.

Study Room 4259
Tutorial Ctr
Doyle Library

ALL

Weds.
Apr 2 - May 7

12:00-1:30pm

Flex Credit: 9.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:65 Elementary Spanish for college personnel
Nora Wilkins, Modern and Classical Languages Department

This is a six-week module of Spanish language training geared for staff at SRJC. The class will deliver “real world” basic language and culture training to interested staff that interface with Latino students.

Limited to 20 participants.
Reserve your place by contacting the Resource Center for Staff Development emcpherson@santarosa.edu

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria c and AB 1725 criteria 3 and 4.

Petaluma Campus
PC 697

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

January 2008

Jan 9-11

Flex Credit:
6-18 Hrs.

(Three-6 hour days)

AA:SP08:47
@ONE Northern California Winter Institute
Presented By: @ONE

Sharpen your technology skills while completing fun projects that will help you and your students in 2008! The @ONE Winter Institute offers hands-on, high-quality workshops that are tailored to California Community Colleges (CCCs).  Workshops, including lunch each day, cost just $75. 

Workshop I: Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
Are you interested in teaching online, but have never been exposed to the tools, methods, and pedagogical shift required to teach in this new context ? Learn about the tools and techniques needed with other CCC professionals in a supportive, hands-on environment.

Workshop II: Introduction to Online Teaching with Moodle
Moodle is an easy-to-use, open source, course management system for online, hybrid, or face-to-face classes. You'll discover handy tools for site, course, and student management functions, as well as tools for creating quizzes, assignments with due dates, grades, and interactive forums.

Workshop III: Vodcasting: Creating Video for Your Course/Vodcasting
Make your words and ideas come alive for your students – without using an expensive studio! Learn how to create compelling video content by recording, editing, and packaging your content in easy-to-access video files.

Workshop IV: Moving Up to Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2007 represents Microsoft’s most significant upgrade to its suite of work-related applications yet. In this workshop, you’ll learn tips and tricks in Microsoft Office 2007, with a special eye for how features work in both traditional and new systems.

Workshop V: Getting Up to Speed with Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ is the latest release in the Microsoft Windows operating system family. In this course, you will use the new features in Windows Vista to improve your workflow efficiency and productivity.

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 2, 6, and 7 and Article 22 area A

Evergreen Valley College, San Jose

FACULTY

Jan 10

10:00am - 4:00pm
(Tours on the hour)

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:50 Petaluma Campus Phase II Tours
Nancy Persons, Mary Pierce, Cheryl Dunn, and
Nikona Mulkovich

Tour will inform where significant offices and services will be located. This will be of value to all SRJC staff interested in knowing where to find classrooms, faculty support, mailboxes, faculty offices, student services, the library, Administration office and other key areas.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4.

Tours begin at Mike Smith Hall (temporary library)

Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 10

10:00am

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 10

11:00am

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R1 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 10

1:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R2 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 10

2:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R3 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 10

3:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R4 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 10

5:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R5 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 10

6:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R6 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 10

7:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R7 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 11

10:00am

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R8 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 11

11:00am

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R9 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 11

1:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R10 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 11

2:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R11 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 11

3:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R12 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 12

10:00am

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R13 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 12

11:00am

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R14 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 12

1:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R15 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 16

12:00-1:15pm

Flex Credit: 1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:59A Environmental Forum:
Introduction to the Forum
Katie Gerber, Environmental Forum Instructor

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Jan 23

3:30pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R16 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 24

2:30-4:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:54 Curriculum Module Training
Abe Farkas, Linda Christenson and Nicole Frantz

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Please call the Curriculum Office to sign up for the session - contact Linda Christenson at 521-7886 or Nicole Frantz at 524-1554.

This training is for staff/faculty who are involved in the development of their department’s curriculum. It will familiarize them with the new Curriculum Access and Tracking System (CATS), in which course outlines are developed and revised.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 6.

Doyle Library
4420

ALL

Jan 24

3:30pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:49-R17 Petaluma Campus Classroom Media Equipment Training
Media Services Staff

Media Services Staff will provide training in use of new technology systems for classroom teaching at the Petaluma Campus.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Richard Call Hall
Petaluma Campus

ALL

Jan 25

12:00-12:45pm

Flex Credit:
.5 Hour

Maximum
3 hours total per semester

AA:SP08:55 Weight Watchers at Work Open House and Kick-off
Weight Watchers Staff

Come on January 25 for the spring semester open house and official kick-off!

Studies have shown that participation in the Weight Watchers program results in significant improvements in weight loss, activity levels, and quality of life. Combine over 45 years of expertise, a supportive community, and a trained Leader who’s lost weight in meetings too, and the result is a proven, time-tested way of losing weight.

What happens at a meeting? You’ll get important information from the weeks’s weight loss topic and a confidential weigh-in each week to keep you on track. It’s not like an office or PTA meeting: the Leader is someone who’s been through the process of weight loss and succeeded. Meetings are an opportunity to get expert advice, share helpful strategies - or just listen and find motivation. It’s a little more than a half hour out of your week, and it’s worth it.

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 8.

Maggini Hall 2702

ALL

Jan25

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs

ITALIAN FILM SERIES: ITALIAN CINEMA FROM 1950 TO THE PRESENT

Join us once again to view and enjoy Italian films. This year’s selections will look to some aspects of Italian history, literature and culture. SRJC Italian instructor Caterina Labriola will present the films providing an informative overview of each film.

AA:SP08:57A El Alamein
2002

A film by Enzo Monteleone with Paolo Briguglia, Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Cederna, Pietro Maggio`, Pierfranco Favino, Luciano Scarpa. Emilio Solfrizzi, and Thomas Trabacchi. Monteleone’s stunning account of one of the ‘abandoned’ Pavia divisions in the Egyptian desert during World War II presents a composite from the participants’ diaries and oral accounts.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Petaluma Campus
191

ALL

Jan 28

12-1pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:02B-R2 Fire Extinguisher Training
Brad Pfingston, Santa Rosa Fire Equipment Service

This is a hands-on training session for all SRJC employees (including STNC and student employees).

You will learn how to put out a small controlled fire using one of the college's portable fire extinguishers. Learn also 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.

Facilities Operations Maintenance Compound Yard
-South End

ALL

Jan 28

12-1pm

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:60 Leader Center Seminar
Why Can't We All JUST GET ALONG?
(Part II)
Dr. James Forkum & Dr. Sherry Forkum

Join us for a special seminar on “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?” which explores Generational Differences in the Junior College Environment. This one hour session explores the five generation currently learning at Santa Rosa Junior College. Characteristics in attitudes, learning styles, socialization and commitment will be explored.

A program of the Student Affairs Office.

Doyle Library
4245

ALL

Jan 29

10:30am-12pm

Flex Credit: 1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:54-R1 Curriculum Module Training
Abe Farkas, Linda Christenson and Nicole Frantz

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Please call the Curriculum Office to sign up for the session - contact Linda Christenson at 521-7886 or Nicole Frantz at 524-1554.

This training is for staff/faculty who are involved in the development of their department’s curriculum. It will familiarize them with the new Curriculum Access and Tracking System (CATS), in which course outlines are developed and revised.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 6.

Doyle Library
4420

ALL

Jan30

12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1 Hr

AA:SP08:56A Gorillas in the Mix
Bernie Krause, PhD

Dr. Bernie Krause has traveled the world capturing sounds of creatures and environments large and small. He worked at the research sites of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, recording and evaluating the effects of ambient sound on the vocalizations of the great apes. He was also scientific director of the operation that rescued Humphrey the whale from the Sacramento Delta, luring him back to the ocean with humpback whale feeding sounds. Krause will discuss biophony, the notion that all sounds in untouched natural habitat fit into unique niches, much like the instruments in an orchestra, and will also discuss the ways in which animals have taught us to dance and sing. Co-sponsored by the Environmental Forum.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

February 2008

Feb 1

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs

ITALIAN FILM SERIES: ITALIAN CINEMA FROM 1950 TO THE PRESENT

Join us once again to view and enjoy Italian films. This year’s selections will look to some aspects of Italian history, literature and culture. SRJC Italian instructor Caterina Labriola will present the films providing an informative overview of each film.

AA:SP08:57B L’uomo Perfetto (The Perfect Man)
2005

A film by Luca Lucini with Francesca Inaudi, Riccardo Scamarcio, Gabriella Pession, Giampaolo Morelli, Paolo Pierobon, Maria Chiara Augenti and, Giampiero Augenti. Lucia, a bright marketing expert, finds out that Paolo, a close friend since childhood whom she loves secretly, is going to marry her best friend. Lucia does not want to loose ‘her’ man. She hires a penniless actor to seduce her rival.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Petaluma Campus
191

ALL

Feb 4

12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1 Hr

AA:SP08:56B A Heart in Action
Annie Hershey

Join filmmaker Annie Hershey as she presents excerpts from and discusses her documentary film, ‘A Heart in Action,’ about the life of the renowned American writer/activist Tillie Olsen. Author of “Tell Me A Riddle” and “Silences,” Tillie Olsen is widely regarded as one of the most important women writers of her generation. A strong labor union advocate, Olsen worked for civil rights, the women’s and anti-war movements and other issues involving human rights. The documentary, seven years in the making, exemplifies how one person can make a difference.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Feb 6

1:30-3:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:54-R2 Curriculum Module Training
Abe Farkas, Linda Christenson and Nicole Frantz

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Please call the Curriculum Office to sign up for the session - contact Linda Christenson at 521-7886 or Nicole Frantz at 524-1554.

This training is for staff/faculty who are involved in the development of their department’s curriculum. It will familiarize them with the new Curriculum Access and Tracking System (CATS), in which course outlines are developed and revised.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 6.

Doyle Library
4421
Center for New Media

ALL

Feb 8

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs

ITALIAN FILM SERIES: ITALIAN CINEMA FROM 1950 TO THE PRESENT

Join us once again to view and enjoy Italian films. This year’s selections will look to some aspects of Italian history, literature and culture. SRJC Italian instructor Caterina Labriola will present the films providing an informative overview of each film.

AA:SP08:57C La Grande Strada Azzurra (The Wide Blue Road)
1957

A film by Gillo Pontecorvo with Yes Montand and Alida Valli. Based on the novel Squarcio by Franco Solinas. Yves Montand stars as Squarcio, a fisherman struggling to support his family. A touching movie that marks the debut of the great movie director Gillo Pontecorvo. The movie arrived in the United States in recent years thanks to the director Jonathan Demme and actor Dustin Hoffman.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Petaluma Campus
191

ALL

Feb 13

10:30am-12pm

Flex Credit: 1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:54-R3 Curriculum Module Training
Abe Farkas, Linda Christenson and Nicole Frantz

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Please call the Curriculum Office to sign up for the session - contact Linda Christenson at 521-7886 or Nicole Frantz at 524-1554.

This training is for staff/faculty who are involved in the development of their department’s curriculum. It will familiarize them with the new Curriculum Access and Tracking System (CATS), in which course outlines are developed and revised.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 6.

Doyle Library
4421
Center for New Media

ALL

Feb 13

12:00-1:15pm

Flex Credit: 1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:59B Environmental Forum:
(Truly) Integrated Wetlands and Watershed Restoration in the North Bay
John Brosnan, Baylands Program Manager
Sonoma Land Trust

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Feb 13

9:30-11:30am

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02P New Employee Safety Orientation
Presenters: Mike Cesar and Jason Escher

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Pedroncelli

ALL

Feb 22

10:00-12:00pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68A iMovie ‘06
John Hemenway 

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 – importing video, capturing live action from built-in iSight cameras, basics of editing, working with audio and output to iDVD and the web.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Feb 25

12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1 Hr

AA:SP08:56C The Living New Deal
Gray Brechin, PhD

The New Deal programs of the 1930s transformed American politics and, through massive public investment, created jobs for the unemployed and an infrastructure of roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, and public buildings to lift the nation out of the Depression. Dr. Gray Brechin, geographer and director of the Living New Deal Project in California, will discuss the impact of the New Deal on the Golden State, and its lessons for the future. His presentation will be followed at 1:30pm by a tour of SRJC buildings constructed during the New Deal.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Feb 25

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
1 Hr

AA:SP08:56D The Living New Deal: Sonoma County and the North Bay
Gray Brechin, PhD

Dr. Gray Brechin, geographer and director of the Living New Deal Project, will explore the specific impacts of the New Deal on Sonoma County and the North Bay, and will present a slide show documenting the wide variety of New Deal public works projects in the region. The amphitheater at Armstrong State Park, SRJC’s Burbank Auditorium, and Sutter Hospital (formerly Sonoma County General Hospital) on Chanate Road are just a few of the New Deal projects constructed during the 1930s. Local historians Gaye LeBaron, Martin Bennett, John Crevelli and Dan Markwyn will comment following the presentation.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Feb 26

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68B Outlook
John Hemenway 

Outlook For Windows and CITRIX users ONLY!
 
If you use Outlook (not outlook web access!!) and would like to know more about it come to this workshop! We’ll cover the basics – sending/receiving email and basic calendar. As time permits we’ll cover advanced topics including sharing calendars, 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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Feb 27

12:00-1:15pm

Flex Credit: 1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:59C Environmental Forum:
Post Carbon Cities
Julian Darley, Founder and Director
Post Carbon Institute & Global Public Media

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Feb 29

7-9pm

Flex Credit: 2 Hrs

AA:SP08:48A Women of the Harlem Renaissance
April Harris, Humanities Department

This lecture will discuss the women of the Harlem Renaissance, including Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Bessie Smith and Josephine Baker and how these women influenced the Civil Rights Movement, and the emerging conversations of race and gender in the United States. (Members of the Petaluma Campus Intercultural Club will host a small reception.)

A Women's History Month event.

Petaluma Campus
191

ALL

Feb 29

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
1 Hr

AA:SP08:56E Swedes: Who We Really Are
Students from
Sven Eriksongymnasiet in Borås, Sweden

Join the 21 Swedish students from Borås, Sweden, in an interesting and humorous presentation about the people of Sweden. What is a Swede according to a Swede? What is a Swede according to the world? Learn some Swedish and how to approach a Swede in business. The presentation will not only present the true average Swede but also, hopefully, bust some of the many myths about him or her.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

March 2008 - Women's History Month

Mar 3

12:15-1:20pm

Flex Credit:
1 Hr

AA:SP08:56F The Triumphs and Struggles in Women’s Sports
Panel Discussion with Penny Hastings, Diane Campagna, Karen Stanley, Marie Sugiyama and Kelly Wood

Penny Hastings, author of Sports for Her, will moderate a panel of women athletes, coaches and teachers discussing key events in the history of women’s sports. Particular emphasis will be on the impact of Title IX, the growth of women’s sports over the years, the struggles and triumphs, the benefits and values of sports participation for women, and possible areas needing improvement for the future of women in sports. The presentation will include historical video footage and photos of women in sports history. Panelists, representing four generations of women in sports, include: Karen Stanley, SRJC Physical Education instructor and former soccer coach; Diane Campagna, SRJC Physical Education instructor and former volleyball and softball coach; Kelly Wood, SRJC’s Women’s Volleyball Coach in 2002; and Marie Sugiyama, North Coast Section High School Sports, North Bay League Commissioner.
This Women's History Month event is co-sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Mar 4

12:00-1:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:48B Women's History Month
Kick-off Event

Women’s drumming circle, jazz, hip-hop, and modern dance performances, theatrical and musical performances to kick off a month of events.

A Women's History Month event.

Outside, in front of Doyle Library

ALL

Mar 4

8:00-12:00pm

Flex Credit:
4.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02E CPR Training - Cancelled
Presenter TBA

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 8.

Pedroncelli

ALL

Mar 4

1:00-2:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02O Stair Chair Doyle Library
Presenter Mike Cesar

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 8.

Doyle Library Stairs

ALL

Mar 4

11:00-12:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02O-R1 Stair Chair Maggini Hall
Presenter Mike Cesar

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 8.

Maggini Hall Stairs

ALL

Mar 5

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:48C Women At Ground Zero
Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba

Authors Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba deliver a lively, fast-paced, and often surprisingly humorous retrospective of their experiences in New York City in the weeks following 9/11 as they interviewed female firefighters, police officers, paramedics and other rescue workers who were left out of the national conversation about 9/11.

Co-sponsored by The Leader Center and Women’s History Month. A Women's History Month event.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Mar 5

12:30-1:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:66 Kaiser Permanente Web Demo
For SRJC employees
Tammy Nygard- Kaiser Enrollment Specialist

This presentation on the Kaiser Website www.kp.org will encourage employees to make healthy choices, practice a healthy lifestyle and help them utilize all of the resources available on the Website.

We will be demonstrating how to make the best of being a Kaiser Permanente member by utilizing the resources available online. Class participants will use their kp.org user id and password to access the secure portions of the website via classroom computers.

For more information click here!

Space is limited! Please RSVP by Monday, March 3rd to: emcpherson@santarosa.edu

Please arrive 30 minutes early if you need a user id and password! (In the interest of time however, we strongly encourage staff to go to kp.org to request a user id and password prior to the event.)

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 8.

Doyle Library Room 4421

ALL

Mar 5

5:00-6:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:66-R1 Kaiser Permanente Web Demo
For SRJC employees CANCELLED
Tammy Nygard- Kaiser Enrollment Specialist

This presentation on the Kaiser Website www.kp.org will encourage employees to make healthy choices, practice a healthy lifestyle and help them utilize all of the resources available on the Website.

We will be demonstrating how to make the best of being a Kaiser Permanente member by utilizing the resources available online. Class participants will use their kp.org user id and password to access the secure portions of the website via classroom computers.

For more information click here!

Space is limited! Please RSVP by Monday, March 3rd to: emcpherson@santarosa.edu

Please arrive 30 minutes early if you need a user id and password! (In the interest of time however, we strongly encourage staff to go to kp.org to request a user id and password prior to the event.)

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 8.

Doyle Library Room 4421

ALL

Mar 5

12:00-3:00pm

Flex Credit:
3.0 Hr

AA:SP08:64 Cultural Diversity and Health
Peg Goebel and VN Students

"Celebrate" Cultural diversity & Healthcare
22 Students from 16 countries will share cultural beliefs related to healthcare, from treatments and rituals related to birth, illness and death

Join us for a potluck lunch and fantastic presentation

Doyle Library Room 4245

ALL

Mar 5

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02B Fire Extinguisher Training
Presenter SR 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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 8.

Maintenance Yard

ALL

Mar 6

12:00-1:00pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02O-RV Stair Chair Petaluma Campus
Presenter Mike Cesar

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 8.

Petaluma Campus
TBA

ALL

Mar 7

12-2pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs

AA:SP08:61 Online Classes: Communication, Grading, and Keeping Students Engaged
Wanda Burzycki and Kathy Thornley

DATE CHANGED TO--Friday, April 11, 12-2

This workshop will cover ways to maintain effective communication with students in the online environment without spending 24 hours a day in front of the computer. We'll discuss techniques for individual communications, class-wide messaging, and responding to papers, projects, and other assignments that require feedback as well as a grade. Both current and prospective online instructors are invited to discuss their experiences and concerns about keeping students engaged and motivated for the duration of an online class.

Please RSVP to Wanda Burzycki by March 5 at
522-2781 or wburzycki@santarosa.edu

Doyle Library
Center for New Media

ALL

Mar 7

7-9pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs

AA:SP08:48D Indigenous Women of Oaxaca, Mexico (Lecture & Film)
Laura Larque, Social Sciences Department

The situation of the women in Oaxaca, including issues of tenured land rights, work place discrimination and indigenous rights, will be discussed. Immediately following the lecture, the film, Blossoms of Fire/Ramo De Fuego, will be shown. This film features the women of southern Oaxaca, Mexico in all their brightly colored, opinionated glory as they run their own businesses, embroider their signature fiery blossoms on clothing and comment with angry humor on articles in the foreign press that flippantly and inaccurately depict them as promiscuous matriarchy.

A Women's History Month event.

Petaluma Campus
191

ALL

Mar 7

10:00-12:00pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68C Entourage
John Hemenway 
 
If you use Entourage and would like to know more about it come to this workshop! We’ll cover the basics – sending/receiving email and basic calendar. As time permits we’ll cover advanced topics including sharing calendars, 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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Mar 8

7-8:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:56G La Pasión de España
Dance performance by Sol Flamenco

Sol Flamenco and guest artists will be bringing their flamenco artistry to SRJC for a celebration of International Women’s Day. A Santa Rosa based dance and music troupe, Sol Flamenco embodies the passion and fire of the intoxicating Spanish art form known as flamenco. As recently as the 1930’s, flamenco’s signature trademark, percussive footwork, was performed by men only. Since then, however, legendary female dancers have bent the rules, danced up a storm, and are now dancing on equal footing with men. Members of Sol Flamenco include dancers Joelle Goncalves, Liz Bortolotto, and Sara Zanolini, who will be accompanied by guitarists, Mark Taylor and Mark Berry, as well as dynamic and charismatic flamenco singer, Kathy Mejia.

Funded by a grant from the SRJC Foundation Randolph Newman Cultural Enrichment Endowment. This Women's History Month event is co-sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Mar 10

12:15-1:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:56H Art as a Mirror and a Reflection
Virginia R. Harris

Virginia R. Harris is a chemist and an acclaimed, innovative quilter and artistic activist. Fabric is her palette, and stitching, her brush strokes. She will discuss the varied colors, shapes and fabrics that transform a traditional craft into art that challenges stereotypes. Her presentation will cover her journey and the events that inspired her vivid and powerful images. Her creations have been exhibited around the world and are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, as well as many private collections. During the month of March an exhibit of her quilts will be on display in Doyle Library on the Santa Rosa campus.

This Women's History Month event is co-sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Mar 10

7-9pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:48L Creative Writing Reading featuring poet, Terry Ehret & SRJC Students
Terry Ehret

Terry Ehret, the 2004 Sonoma County Poet Laureate, a National Award Winning poet, founder of Sixteen Rivers Press, and the author of four books of poetry, including her recently published Lucky Break, will be reading from her work along with several Santa Rosa Junior College creative writing female students. A booksigning will follow the reading.

A Women's History Month event.

Petaluma Campus
Atrium

ALL

Mar 11

3:30-4:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:66-R2 Kaiser Permanente Web Demo
For SRJC employees
Tammy Nygard- Kaiser Enrollment Specialist

This presentation on the Kaiser Website www.kp.org will encourage employees to make healthy choices, practice a healthy lifestyle and help them utilize all of the resources available on the Website.

We will be demonstrating how to make the best of being a Kaiser Permanente member by utilizing the resources available online. Class participants will use their kp.org user id and password to access the secure portions of the website via classroom computers.

For more information click here!

Space is limited! Please RSVP by Friday, March 7th to: emcpherson@santarosa.edu

Please arrive 30 minutes early if you need a user id and password! (In the interest of time however, we strongly encourage staff to go to kp.org to request a user id and password prior to the event.)

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 8.

Petaluma Campus 640

ALL

Mar 11

12:00-2:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:O2H Department Safety Leader
Presenter: Don Silverek

To become a DSL or Department Safety Leader, two training courses are needed:

Level 1 – Basic
Level 2 – SEMS/NIMS

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 8.

Baker Hall 1809

ALL

Mar 11

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68C Excel 1 Excel In Depth
John Hemenway 
 
Everything you wanted to know (and more) about formulas and functions and charts. This won’t be a flashback to those high school math class! It’s easy to make and use formulas and functions and I’ll show you how.
 
After you’ve got all the numbers, you’ll need to display them in an easy to understand chart. We’ll cover creation, formatting and reasons for using particular chart types.

If you use Microsoft Excel and would like to know more about it come to this workshop! We’ll cover the basics. As time permits we’ll cover advanced topics.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Mar 12

12:00-1:15pm

Flex Credit: 1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:59D Environmental Forum:
Shaping Public Policy to Achieve a Sustainable Future
Tanya Narath
Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Mar 11

12:00-2:00pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02H-R1 Department Safety Leader Petaluma Campus
Presenter: Don Silverek

To become a DSL or Department Safety Leader, two training courses are needed:

Level 1 – Basic
Level 2 – SEMS/NIMS

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 8.

Petaluma Campus
TBA

ALL

Mar 12

12:15-1:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:48F Women and Mental Health
Panelists include: Brenda Flyswithhawks, PhD;
Binh Nguyen, MF, MFT; Analia Arevalo, PhD; and
Patience Auer, RN, MFT.

Experience an interactive conversation with a panel of diverse women working in the field of psychology. Join these professionals in an in-depth discussion examining their personal path to healing others and facilitating the journey to mental health.

A Women's History Month event.

Doyle Library
4245

ALL

Mar 12

7-9pm

Flex Credit:
2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:48M Student Oral History Project Presentations
Alice Roberti's History 18.2 Students

Alice Roberti’s History 18.2 (History of Women & Social Change in the US from Reconstruction) students will present their oral history projects based on interviews with local culturally diverse women from Sonoma County.

A Women's History Month event.

Petaluma Campus
Capri Creek Temporaries, Room T-1

ALL

Mar 12

3:15-5:00

Flex Credit
1.75 Hrs

AA:SP08:73 - Budget Forum District-wide

Budget forum co-sponsored by the Administration, AFA, Academic Senate, Classified Senate and SEIU.

Pedroncelli Center

ALL

Mar 13

10:30am-12pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:48N Muslim Women Speak
Panel

A panel of Muslim women from the Islamic Society will speak on Islam and their experiences living as Muslim women in the U.S.

A Women's History Month event.

Petaluma Campus
Room 692

ALL

Mar 13

12:00-1:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:48O Conversations with a Holocaust Survivor and a Palestinian - CANCELLED
Therese Mughannam-Walrath

Therese Mughannam-Walrath, a Palestinian born in Jerusalem; and Laure Riechek, a Jewish teen during the European holocaust who joined the resistance and survived, draw on their own life stories to illustrate the need for peaceful coexistence and the end of war in Palestine and Israel. How can we both satisfy the need for a Jewish homeland and respect the homeland rights of Palestinians? Therese will share slides of recent trips to Israel and Palestine.

A Women's History Month event.

Petaluma Campus
Room 692

ALL

Mar 13

6-8:30pm

Flex Credit:
2.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:48G Iron Jawed Angels
Anne Donegan, Alice Roberti, and Danielle Bruns

Watch this powerful film about the suffrage movement. After the film, discuss the movie and the movement with SRJC historians Anne Donegan, Alice Roberti, and Danielle Bruns.

A Women's History Month event.

Doyle Library
4246

ALL

Mar 14

7-9pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs

AA:SP08:48H Celebrating Japanese Women’s Artistry -CANCELLED
Jean Horton, Art Department

Art instructor Jean Horton will present an overview of the talents and works of Japanese women in the field of art. Student work focusing on Japanese themes will be displayed in the Mahoney Library as part of one of her spring painting projects.

A Women's History Month event.

Petaluma Campus
191

ALL

Spring Session starts 3/14/07

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

AA:SP08:01A CATE Workshop Series - Build your personal homepage on the web
Bill Stone, CATE

CATE, the Center for Advanced Technology in Education, offers a series of training workshops related to SRJC's "Sisters" courseware application for online classes and traditional classes with online content. Because sessions are may be over-enrolled, they are subject to cancellation or postponement; please be sure to reserve your place in advance.

The workshops are arranged so that the earliest ones cover the easiest and most commonly used modules, while the later workshops cover the more advanced modules. For example, almost everyone can easily understand and utilize personal homepages, which are covered in the first workshop. On the other hand, class message boards and gradebooks are more sophisticated and not utilized by as many instructors, so they're not covered until the final two workshops.

Each workshop also builds on material presented in the previous sessions, so they need to be taken in the designated sequence.

Register here!

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 7

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Mar 17

12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1 Hr

AA:SP08:56I Varieties of Spiritual Emergence
David Lukoff, PhD

Dr. David Lukoff, a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in San Francisco, will discuss his work in helping clients integrate episodes of spiritual crisis. According to Dr. Lukoff, these spiritual crises, triggered by sudden losses and/or visionary experiences, challenge one’s understanding of the world and create periods of distress and imbalance. Dr. Lukoff is author of more than 70 articles and chapters on spiritual issues and mental health. He is co-president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology as well as the Association for Transpersonal Psychology.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Mar 17

1:30-3pm

Flex Credit:
1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:48I Maquiladora: A Destruction of the Mexican family
Laura Larque, Social Sciences Department

A lecture and film presentation on the Maquiladora industry on the border towns of Mexico. The lecture will focus on the devastating changes the Mexican family has been experiencing for the last 30 years as a result of the maquiladora hiring, working conditions, and firing procedures. How these practices have altered the family roles of men and women in Mexico will also be discussed.

A Women's History Month event.

Doyle Library
4245

ALL

Mar 18

3-5pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs

AA:SP08:48J The Impact of Eleanor Roosevelt
Marty Bennett, Anne Donegan, and Anne Exton

2008 is the 75th anniversary of the inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Join SRJC historians Marty Bennett, Anne Donegan, and Anne Exton as they discuss the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt before, during, and after her time in the White House.

A Women's History Month event.

Doyle Library
4246

ALL

Mar 18

3:00-5:00pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68C Excel 2 Excel In Depth
John Hemenway 
 
Everything you wanted to know (and more) about formatting and printing. Make your spreadsheet easier to read and easier to enter data into. And of course - having created the stunning spreadsheet, you’ll want it to print out EXACTLY like you expected!

If you use Microsoft Excel and would like to know more about it come to this workshop! We’ll cover the basics. As time permits we’ll cover advanced topics.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Mar 19

7-10pm

Flex Credit:
3 Hrs

AA:SP08:48I-R Maquiladora: A Destruction of the Mexican family
Laura Larque, Social Sciences Department

A lecture and film presentation on the Maquiladora industry on the border towns of Mexico. The lecture will focus on the devastating changes the Mexican family has been experiencing for the last 30 years as a result of the maquiladora hiring, working conditions, and firing procedures. How these practices have altered the family roles of men and women in Mexico will also be discussed.

A Women's History Month event.

Petaluma Campus
698

ALL

Mar 19

1:00-3:00pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02P-R1 New Employee Safety Orientation
Presenters: Mike Cesar and Jason Escher

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Pedroncelli

ALL

Mar 19

11:00-12:30pm

Flex Credit: 1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:02H SEMS-NIMS-ICS Combined Training (Replaces old Level 2 DSL training)
 
(We will have this training on the Santa Rosa Campus in the very near future)

Instructor: Don Silverek and Denise Gilmer
SRJC Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

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))

(If you are a classified employee, please get your supervisor’s approval to attend this training).

For further information contact Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Don Silverek at 535-3789.

Petaluma Campus

PC183

ALL

Mar 20

1:30-2:30pm

Flex Credit:
1.0 Hr

AA:SP08:48S Introduction to Jane Austen, Her World, Her Influence
Melissa Kort, Alice Roberti, Terry Ehret, Barbara McClure

English instructor, Melissa Kort, will speak on the ongoing fascination in pop culture with Jane Austen’s work. Alice Roberti, History Instructor, will review the rights of women and the events that took place during Austen’s life. Terry Ehret, English Instructor and writer, will share the influence Austen has had on her life. Moderator, Barbara McClure, English Instructor.

A Women's History Month event and WOLM lecture.

Petaluma Campus
Room 657

ALL

Mar 20

3:15-5:00

Flex Credit
1.75 Hrs

AA:SP08:73-R1- Budget Forum District-wide

Budget forum co-sponsored by the Administration, AFA, Academic Senate, Classified Senate and SEIU.

 


Newman Auditorium

ALL

March 20

2:30-4:00pm

Flex Credit: 1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:54 Curriculum Module Training
Abe Farkas, Linda Christenson and Nicole Frantz

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Please call the Curriculum Office to sign up for the session - contact Linda Christenson at 521-7886 or Nicole Frantz at 524-1554.

This training is for staff/faculty who are involved in the development of their department’s curriculum. It will familiarize them with the new Curriculum Access and Tracking System (CATS), in which course outlines are developed and revised.

Please RSVP Linda Christenson lchristenson@santarosa.edu

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 6.

Petaluma Campus
Pet 644

ALL

Mar 20

12:00-2:30

Flex Credit: 2.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:70 Intro to Garage Band
Norman Rose

This is abeginner class in using Garage Band. Participants will learn how to create sound mixes (including voice) for use in online and in person classes

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 6 and 7.

2923 Maggini

 

ALL

Mar 20

1:30- 2:30 P.M

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:48S WOLM Lecture Series:
Panel Discussion:  Approaching Pride and Prejudice
SRJC instructors Alice Roberti (History), Terry Ehret (English/Creative Writing), and Dr. Melissa Kort (English)

Discussion of topics ranging from the historical context of Austen’s novels to their influence on writers, women and popular culture today.

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 1

Room 657 (Petaluma campus)

ALL

Mar 21

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

AA:SP08:01B CATE Workshop Series - Construct basic class homepages and get your "details" link
Bill Stone, CATE

CATE, the Center for Advanced Technology in Education, offers a series of training workshops related to SRJC's "Sisters" courseware application for online classes and traditional classes with online content. Because sessions are may be over-enrolled, they are subject to cancellation or postponement; please be sure to reserve your place in advance.

The workshops are arranged so that the earliest ones cover the easiest and most commonly used modules, while the later workshops cover the more advanced modules. For example, almost everyone can easily understand and utilize personal homepages, which are covered in the first workshop. On the other hand, class message boards and gradebooks are more sophisticated and not utilized by as many instructors, so they're not covered until the final two workshops.

Each workshop also builds on material presented in the previous sessions, so they need to be taken in the designated sequence.

Register here!

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 7

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

April 2008

Apr 2

12:00-1:15pm

Flex Credit: 1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:59E Environmental Forum:
Building Coalitions Between Labor and Environmentalists
Marty Bennett, SRJC Faculty

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Weds.
Apr 2 - May 7

12:00-1:30pm

Flex Credit: 9.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:65 Elementary Spanish for college personnel
Nora Wilkins, Modern and Classical Languages Department

This is a six-week module of Spanish language training geared for staff at SRJC. The class will deliver “real world” basic language and culture training to interested staff that interface with Latino students.

Limited to 20 participants.
Reserve your place by contacting the Resource Center for Staff Development emcpherson@santarosa.edu

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria c and AB 1725 criteria 3 and 4.

Petaluma Campus
PC 697

ALL

Apr 4

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

AA:SP08:01C CATE Workshop Series - Add images and navigation and put your syllabus on the Web
Bill Stone, CATE

CATE, the Center for Advanced Technology in Education, offers a series of training workshops related to SRJC's "Sisters" courseware application for online classes and traditional classes with online content. Because sessions are may be over-enrolled, they are subject to cancellation or postponement; please be sure to reserve your place in advance.

The workshops are arranged so that the earliest ones cover the easiest and most commonly used modules, while the later workshops cover the more advanced modules. For example, almost everyone can easily understand and utilize personal homepages, which are covered in the first workshop. On the other hand, class message boards and gradebooks are more sophisticated and not utilized by as many instructors, so they're not covered until the final two workshops.

Each workshop also builds on material presented in the previous sessions, so they need to be taken in the designated sequence.

Register here!

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 7

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Apr 4

1-4pm

Flex Credit:
3 Hrs.

AA:SP08:71 Sims, Prims, and Avatars: Come Experience Them All in Second Life
Walter Chesbro

RSVP only – limited by # of Avatars available for use!
(please RSVP to wchesbro@santarosa.edu)

Class Full!!

2806 Maggini

ALL

Apr 4

10:00-12:00pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68F iDVD
John Hemenway 
 
iDVD is Apple’s free DVD creation program. We will learn how to use themes, create menus, add movies and stills to create a professional looking DVD that can be played on a computer or desktop (TV) DVD player. Sample video and still files will be provided.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Apr 4

1-3pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68G PowerPoint
John Hemenway 

We will learn design principles, text creation and formatting, how to add images to the presentation, animating objects and transitions.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Apr 4 10:00-11:30 am

Flex Credit 1.5 Hrs.

AA:SP08:72 The Playful Classroom: Session 2
Todd Straus, Modern & Classical Languages

This is a follow-up to the "Playful Classroom" workshop held during Spring PDA. There will be an introductory presentation on the theory behind the role of play in the learning process followed by a three-person panel of faculty who will show us how they use play in their classes. Finally, there will be time for discussion amongst all the attendees.

Emeritus, 1691

ALL

Apr 4-5

8:30am -4:30 pm

Flex Credit:
Up To 12 Hrs.

AA:SP08:76: FACCCEducation Institute 2008 Teaching & Learning Colloquium, “Cultivating Excellence.”
FACCC

Education Institute Is Bringing the Information To You!
 
No need to travel far for the next cutting edge conference.   FACCC Education Institute is bringing some of the best speakers on basic skills, Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), technology, and teaching and learning right here to Northern California.

Join us April 4 – 5 at Napa Valley College in Napa for this year’s Teaching & Learning Colloquium, “Cultivating Excellence.”

Don’t wait, register today!

Registration rates:

FACCC Members $75.00

Non FACCC Members $150.00

 Single Day Registration is available $50/$100, respectively.  Continental breakfast and lunch is included.

For more information and to register, please visit www.faccc.org, under “Education and Events,” or contact Program Director Silvia Farias, (916)

447-8555 or sfarias@faccc.org.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and B and AB 1725 criteria 1, 2, 6, and 7.

Napa Valley College

FACULTY

Apr 5

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
1 hr.

AA:SP08:56J Peter Leveque Natural History Lecture: How Did Dinosaurs Grow -- and How Do We Know?
Kevin Padian, PhD

Dr. Kevin Padian, professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley and curator of the university’s Museum of Paleontology, is an authority on the evolution of flight during the age of dinosaurs. He will speak on his research involving vertebrate evolution. Dr. Padian has made major contributions to uncovering evolutionary sequences that animals followed through the Triassic and Jurassic periods. He has also developed state-of-the-art analytical methods to interpret the histology of fossil bones and their implications for the physiology of the animals that left them. Sponsored by SRJC’s Life Sciences Department.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Apr 5

7-9pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs

AA:SP08:56K The San Francisco Mime Troupe

Two members of this world-renowned Troupe will give an overview of the company’s 48 year history of ‘uniting theater and revolution and grooving in the park’ and will give a demonstration of their performance techniques. Following the demonstration, they will lead a workshop on creating and acting Melodrama using some of SRJC’s Theatre Arts students.

Funded by a grant from the SRJC Foundation Randolph Newman Cultural Enrichment Endowment and sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Burbank Auditorium

ALL

Apr 7

12:15pm

Flex Credit:
1 Hr

AA:SP08:56L Prosthetics and Disability in Cuba
Jonathon Batzdorff, CPO

Jonathan Batzdorff believes one way of evaluating a society is by looking at how it treats its most dependent members, including the disabled population. Batzdorff is the president of ProsthetiKa, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the disabled throughout the world, and clinical director of Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory in Santa Rosa. Just back from a recent trip to Cuba, Batzdorff will discuss the lives of disabled persons in Cuba and compare them with those in other parts of the world. He will address the relative roles of attitudes, education, access to technology and organizational development in the quality of life of the disabled.

Sponsored by the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Apr 8

3-5 pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68H Adobe InDesign -- Part 1
John Hemenway 
 
Everything you wanted to know (and more) about Adobe InDesign

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Apr 9

12:00-1:00 P.M

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:69a WOLM Lecture Series:
Saving Jane:  The Terms of Reciprocal Redemption

SRJC instructor, Marco Giordano, English Department

Explore Austen’s narrative style and shifts in narrative point of view (from the masculine to the feminine). How do her novels offer variations of previous models while exploring contemporary themes?

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 1

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Apr 10

1:00-4:30pm

Flex Credit: 3.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:02G First Aid Training - cancelled
Presenters: TBA

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Pedroncelli Center

ALL

Apr 11

12-2pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs

AA:SP08:61 Online Classes: Communication, Grading, and Keeping Students Engaged
Wanda Burzycki and Kathy Thornley

This workshop will cover ways to maintain effective communication with students in the online environment without spending 24 hours a day in front of the computer. We'll discuss techniques for individual communications, class-wide messaging, and responding to papers, projects, and other assignments that require feedback as well as a grade. Both current and prospective online instructors are invited to discuss their experiences and concerns about keeping students engaged and motivated for the duration of an online class.

Please RSVP to Wanda Burzycki by March 5 at
522-2781 or wburzycki@santarosa.edu

Doyle Library
Center for New Media

ALL

Apr 11

10-12am

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68I Turnitin
John Hemenway, Academic Computing

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).

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 7

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

FACULTY

Apr 11

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

AA:SP08:01D CATE Workshop Series - Create a complete, clickable schedule of topics and assignments
Bill Stone, CATE

CATE, the Center for Advanced Technology in Education, offers a series of training workshops related to SRJC's "Sisters" courseware application for online classes and traditional classes with online content. Because sessions are may be over-enrolled, they are subject to cancellation or postponement; please be sure to reserve your place in advance.

The workshops are arranged so that the earliest ones cover the easiest and most commonly used modules, while the later workshops cover the more advanced modules. For example, almost everyone can easily understand and utilize personal homepages, which are covered in the first workshop. On the other hand, class message boards and gradebooks are more sophisticated and not utilized by as many instructors, so they're not covered until the final two workshops.

Each workshop also builds on material presented in the previous sessions, so they need to be taken in the designated sequence.

Register here!

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 7

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Apr 11

10:00-12:00pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02P-R2 New Employee Safety Orientation
Presenters: Mike Cesar and Jason Escher

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Pedroncelli Center

ALL

Apr 14

10-11:30

Flex Credit:
1.5 Hr

AA:SP08:67A:Del Monte Faculty Workshop
Paul Rogat Loeb

 

Paul Rogat Loeb, author and activist will present on the topic: Teaching for Engagement. Paul is this year’s Del Monte lecturer and his book, “The Impossible Will Take A Little While,” is being used in the First Year Experience program, Counseling 11 classes. Paul will look at barriers to student involvement and what faculty can do to help overcome them.


Doyle Library
4245

ALL

Apr 14

12:15-1:15pm

Flex Credit:
1 Hr

AA:SP08:67B Del Monte Lecture
the impossible will take a little while
Paul Rogat Loeb

Paul Rogat Loeb is an American social and political activist who has fought for social justice, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and civic involvement in American democracy. He is the author of The Impossible Will Take a Little While, Soul of a Citizen, and Generation at the Crossroads. Drawing on these books and 35 years of exploring citizen involvement, he will focus on how ordinary citizens and students in particular can make their voices heard and actions count in a time when we’re told neither matter. A graduate of Stanford, Loeb also attended New York’s New School for Social Research.

Funding for this program comes from the David Del Monte Lectureship Endowment through the SRJC Foundation & State funding approved by the Professional Development Committee.
Co-sponsored by SSU and the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Apr 14

7:00-8:30 P.M

Flex Credit: 1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:69b WOLM Lecture Series:
A Little Bit of Hot Supper

Kirsten Olsen, author of All Things Austen and Cooking with Jane Austen

Author Kirstin Olsen, will explain the practical difficulties and social intricacies of supper in Austen's day. Learn how the portrayals of this meal, especially in Pride and Prejudice, reflected class, attitudes, and expectations, and explore some of the culinary techniques that a large household's cook would use to pull off the last meal of the day.

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 1

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Apr 15

3-5 pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68J Adobe InDesign --Part 2
John Hemenway 
 
Everything you wanted to know (and more) about Adobe InDesign

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Apr 15

9:00-10:00am

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02A Ergonomics Training-cancelled
Presenter: Mike Cesar

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Pedroncelli Center

ALL

Apr 15

2-3pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:02R1 Ergonomics Training - cancelled
Presenters: Mike Cesar

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.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Petaluma Campus
PC 691

TBA

ALL

Apr 15

7:00-8:30 P.M

Flex Credit: 1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:69c WOLM Lecture Series:
Music in the Life and Work of Jane Austen

Cheryl Ziedrich, SRJC instructor, Music Department

The music in Jane Austen’s novels comes to life!  Explore the music in Austen family's possession and in the letters Jane wrote to her sister, Cassandra.  Learn about music-making in England in Austen’s time as regards to piano building and music teaching, and the social context regarding girls' education vs. boys'.  Cheryl will perform piano pieces and songs from Austen’s collection.

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 1

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Apr 16

12:00-1:15pm

Flex Credit: 1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:59F Environmental Forum:
Environmentally-Conscious Redevelopment
Geof Syphers, Sonoma Mountain Village

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Apr 16

 

12:00-1:00

AA:SP08:79 Fuzzy Math
Meredith Freedman

This talk will be about how people misuse and abue mathematics in our daily lives. People want math to do things it can’t. They want it to provide shortcuts or replace thinking entirely. This often leads to Fuzzy Math and articles where the math is wrong. The math is almost right, silly numbers and sometimes the numbers are interesting anyhow.

This activity will help faculty learn new methods for introducing critical thinking skills into their own classes.

ALL

Apr 16

4-5:30pm

Flex Credit: 1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:67 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 packages will be available and faculty will have the opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.

This workshop will be video-conferenced to the Petaluma Campus, Call Hall, room 648.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B & C.

Doyle Library 4245

Petaluma Campus
Call Hall, 648 (by VC)

ALL

Apr 18

7:30am-1:00pm

Flex Credit
5.0hrs

AA:SP08:63 SRJC Spring Economic Development Institute Spring Forum
Topic:  Environmental & Sustainable Technology

Chuck Robbins
The forum will provide us with a tremendous opportunity to hear about the great work already being done at SRJC and in our greater community.  Additionally, and importantly, it will also give us a chance to brainstorm and network to figure out future SRJC goals, programs, classes, etc…Lastly, of course, the event will be a great opportunity to eat good food, enjoy fine company, earn flex credit, and (possibly) win some pretty nifty raffle prizes… all in the beautiful setting of Shone Farm.
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  • Focus on providing faculty an opportunity to think about and develop new courses and programs
  • Five hours of faculty flex credit
  • SWAG
  • 20 exhibitors
  • Courtesy rides in electric vehicles
  • Tour of SRJC’s sustainable gardens, plus chance to win gift basket of farm produce
    Choice of two entrees and two desserts
  • Keynote speaker, panelists, information
  • Opportunities to chat and work with SRJC faculty from many disciplines

For reservations (seating is limited) or information, please contact:

Chuck Robbins
527.4498
crobbins@santarosa.edu



Shone Farm

ALL

Apr 18

1-2:30pm

Flex Credit: 1.5 Hrs

AA:SP08:67-R 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 packages will be available and faculty will have the opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.

This workshop will be video-conferenced to the Petaluma Campus, Call Hall, room 648.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B & C.

Doyle Library 4246

Petaluma Campus
Call Hall, 648 (by VC)

ALL

Apr 18

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

AA:SP08:01E CATE Workshop Series - Design entire class Websites with lectures, animations, audio, video, etc.
Bill Stone, CATE

CATE, the Center for Advanced Technology in Education, offers a series of training workshops related to SRJC's "Sisters" courseware application for online classes and traditional classes with online content. Because sessions are may be over-enrolled, they are subject to cancellation or postponement; please be sure to reserve your place in advance.

The workshops are arranged so that the earliest ones cover the easiest and most commonly used modules, while the later workshops cover the more advanced modules. For example, almost everyone can easily understand and utilize personal homepages, which are covered in the first workshop. On the other hand, class message boards and gradebooks are more sophisticated and not utilized by as many instructors, so they're not covered until the final two workshops.

Each workshop also builds on material presented in the previous sessions, so they need to be taken in the designated sequence.

Register here!

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 7

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Apr 18

7:00pm

Flex Credit:
1 Hr

AA:SP08:56N Native American Environmentalism and the Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County
Ben Benson

Modern environmentalism can be strengthened by knowledge of the ancient Native American environmental successes, as well their spectacular environmental failures. Native American environmental management did not produce a totally natural habitat but rather a human relationship to a modified but stable habitat. Their environmentalism was habitat-infused morality that is important to clarify for modern environmentalists, according to Ben Benson, recently retired Anthropology Instructor and Director of SRJC’s Jesse Peter Museum. In his lecture, Benson will discuss Native American environmentalism, with reference to Sonoma County’s Pepperwood Preserve.

Co-sponsored by the Pepperwood Preserve Foundation and the Arts & Lectures Committee.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Apr 21

12:00-1:00P.M

Flex Credit: 1.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:69c WOLM Lecture Series:
Jane Austen & the "Superfluous Woman"
Anne Marie Insull, SRJC instructor, English Department

Jane Austen celebrated marriage in her novels, but in choosing never to say "I do" herself, she became that most pitiable of nineteenth-century women--a spinster. What did it mean to be an unmarried woman in Jane Austen's time, and how is this reality reflected in Pride and Prejudice?

This activity fulfills AB 1725 criteria 1

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Apr 22

3-5 pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68J Adobe InDesign --Part 3
John Hemenway 
 
Everything you wanted to know (and more) about Adobe InDesign

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Apr 23

12:00-1:15pm

Flex Credit: 1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:59G Environmental Forum
Space Ecology: The Final Frontier of Environmentalism
Lynda Williams, Physics Department

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

Apr 23

7:30-8:30 A.M

Flex Credit:
2Hrs.

AA:SP08:77 R1 Spring Petaluma Faculty Reading Colloquia:
Children as Consumers" from Music, Society and Education by Christopher Small.
Presenter: Miriam Dvorin-Spross

Breakfast included!

 

This workshop has been cancelled.

Miriam muses: You might agree with Small’s view of knowledge construction as “a relationship between the knower and the known” but do you concur with his assertion “one does not need to go to school to become educated”? Small presents a provocative critique of the “educational research industry” as a “monopolistic purveyor … of a commodity which a community buys on behalf of its younger members.” We will consider Small’s analysis of such concepts as subject areas, syllabi and curricula, standardized testing, college entrance requirements, teacher-centered classrooms and student experience.

Petaluma Campus

ALL

Apr 25

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

AA:SP08:01E CATE Workshop Series - Put auto-grading tests and exercises on the Web
Bill Stone, CATE

CATE, the Center for Advanced Technology in Education, offers a series of training workshops related to SRJC's "Sisters" courseware application for online classes and traditional classes with online content. Because sessions are may be over-enrolled, they are subject to cancellation or postponement; please be sure to reserve your place in advance.

The workshops are arranged so that the earliest ones cover the easiest and most commonly used modules, while the later workshops cover the more advanced modules. For example, almost everyone can easily understand and utilize personal homepages, which are covered in the first workshop. On the other hand, class message boards and gradebooks are more sophisticated and not utilized by as many instructors, so they're not covered until the final two workshops.

Each workshop also builds on material presented in the previous sessions, so they need to be taken in the designated sequence.

Register here!

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 7

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

Apr 25

10-12am

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68M Adobe Dreamweaver
Scott Rosen

Create “Awesome” Websites in a fraction of the time it takes to hand code!!

Adobe Dreamweaver is the industry’s premier web design and layout tool, allowing you to create professional quality websites without having to write all the complex HTML and Java script code.

This two hour workshop deals with the basics of Dreamweaver. 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 the beginning skills such as tools, palettes, and commands so that the student will be able to design professional quality Websites.

 Some previous knowledge of HTML and basic web design is preferred.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Apr 25

12-2pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:80 Quick-Start PowerPoint for Faculty
District Online Committee (DOC) Sponsored Event
Terri Frongia

Terri Frongia will present an easy "quick-start" technique for beginning to use Powerpoint for your classes. This workshop will provide information useful for both online and face-to-face classes. Sponsored by the District Online Committee. Knowledge of HTML and basic web design is preferred.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Maggini Rm. 2802

ALL

Apr 29

3-5pm

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:68J Adobe InDesign --Part 4
John Hemenway 
 
Everything you wanted to know (and more) about Adobe InDesign

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Doyle Library

Center for New Media

ALL

Apr 29

3-4pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs.

AA:SP08:77 Spring Petaluma Faculty
Presenter: Mai Nazif
Reading: "Global Language" from Bill Bryson's book The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way.


Mai asks: "Have you every thought about the nature of language change?
All languages evolve over time.  Language change is inevitable and we see the same patterns of change occur repeatedly within the same language and across languages. We will discuss languages and dialects, the interconnectedness of language and culture, and the principles of language change.  I will use examples from English and Spanish."

Please RSVP Nancy Persons

 

Petaluma Campus

ALL

May 2008

May 1

12-2pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs.

AA:SP08:78a 508 Compliancy: Accessibility Workshop
Sponsored by the District Online Committee

"Attend one or all of the sessions in this workshop series covering practical techniques for building web-based courses that meet 508 Compliance and Accessibility regulations.   Topics include learning the basics of creating accessible web pages and evaluating websites for accessibility; hands-on sessions using different export utilities that allow for the conversion of MS PowerPoint files into accessible web-based presentations including captioned video presentations; and developing rich media simulations to ensure the content is accessible and functional for all students. Workshop facilitator is Sean Keegan and he is the Web Accessibility Instructor/Training Specialist at the High Tech Center Training Unit for the California Community Colleges."

What is web accessibility in the online learning environment?

Learn how to be sure that your online course is accessible for all students including students with visual, hearing, physical and other disabilities. Learn the basics of creating accessible web pages and evaluating websites for accessibility.

Doyle Library 4420

May 1

2-4pm

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs.

AA:Sp08:78b Strategies for Accessible Web-based PowerPoint Presentations
Sponsored by the District Online Committee

Microsoft PowerPoint is a commonly used presentation tool within the higher education community; however, Web-based PowerPoint presentations have limited accessibility support.  Different export utilities allow for the conversion of MS PowerPoint files into accessible, Web-based presentations including captioned video presentations.  This hands-on session will review guidelines to follow when using MS PowerPoint and accessible export utilities for creating Web-based presentations.

Maggini Hall
2812

21 workstations available

May 2

9-11am

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs.

AA:Sp08:78c Developing Accessible Rich Media Presentations with Camtasia or Captivate
Sponsored by the District Online Committee

Applications such as Camtasia or Captivate allow for the capture and delivery of rich media simulations.  This hands-on session will review the strategies to follow when developing rich media simulations to ensure the content is accessible and functional for all students. Special focus will be placed on captioning and descriptive narration for such media presentations.
  
About the Presenter:

Sean Keegan is the Web Accessibility Instructor/Training Specialist at the High Tech Center Training Unit for the California Community Colleges.

Maggini Hall
2812

21 workstations available

May 2

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

AA:SP08:01G CATE Workshop Series - Manage password protection, student rosters and activity logs, online collaborative work groups, etc.
Bill Stone, CATE

CATE, the Center for Advanced Technology in Education, offers a series of training workshops related to SRJC's "Sisters" courseware application for online classes and traditional classes with online content. Because sessions are may be over-enrolled, they are subject to cancellation or postponement; please be sure to reserve your place in advance.

The workshops are arranged so that the earliest ones cover the easiest and most commonly used modules, while the later workshops cover the more advanced modules. For example, almost everyone can easily understand and utilize personal homepages, which are covered in the first workshop. On the other hand, class message boards and gradebooks are more sophisticated and not utilized by as many instructors, so they're not covered until the final two workshops.

Each workshop also builds on material presented in the previous sessions, so they need to be taken in the designated sequence.

Register here!

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 7

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

May 2

9-11am

Flex Credit: 2.0 Hrs

AA:SP08:80R Quick-Start PowerPoint for Faculty
District Online Committee (DOC) Sponsored Event
Terri Frongia

Terri Frongia will present an easy "quick-start" technique for beginning to use Powerpoint for your classes. This workshop will provide information useful for both online and face-to-face classes. Sponsored by the District Online Committee. Knowledgee of HTML and basic web design is preferred.

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 4 and 7.

Petaluma Campus
PC644

ALL

May 5

7:30-8:30am

Flex Credit:
2 Hrs.

AA:SP08:77 Spring Petaluma Faculty Reading Colloquia
Presenter: Bob Caruso
Breakfast included!
Reading: "Issue 5: Can the Public Schools Produce Good Citizens?" from Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Educational Issues"

Bob writes: In a recent ruling on home schooling, California Appeals Court justice Justice H. Walker Croskey quoted a 1961 case on a similar issue where the judge in that case said, "A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare". Do you agree with the judge? Please join us for what promises to be an interesting discussion on this controversial topic.

 

Please RSVP Nancy Persons

 

Petaluma Campus

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May 7

12:00-1:15pm

Flex Credit: 1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:59H Environmental Forum:
Solar Cooking
Sue Mahoney, Environmental Science/Earth Science Instructor

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

May 9

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

AA:SP08:01H CATE Workshop Series - Utilize Web-based message boards and email lists
Bill Stone, CATE

CATE, the Center for Advanced Technology in Education, offers a series of training workshops related to SRJC's "Sisters" courseware application for online classes and traditional classes with online content. Because sessions are may be over-enrolled, they are subject to cancellation or postponement; please be sure to reserve your place in advance.

The workshops are arranged so that the earliest ones cover the easiest and most commonly used modules, while the later workshops cover the more advanced modules. For example, almost everyone can easily understand and utilize personal homepages, which are covered in the first workshop. On the other hand, class message boards and gradebooks are more sophisticated and not utilized by as many instructors, so they're not covered until the final two workshops.

Each workshop also builds on material presented in the previous sessions, so they need to be taken in the designated sequence.

Register here!

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 7

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

May 14

12:00-1:15pm

Flex Credit: 1.25 Hrs

AA:SP08:59I Environmental Forum:
Jobs in the Environment
Katie Gerber , Environmental Forum Instructor

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria A and AB 1725 criteria 1.

Newman Auditorium

ALL

May 16

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

AA:SP08:01I CATE Workshop Series - Configure automated online gradebooks for password-protected access for your students
Bill Stone, CATE

CATE, the Center for Advanced Technology in Education, offers a series of training workshops related to SRJC's "Sisters" courseware application for online classes and traditional classes with online content. Because sessions are may be over-enrolled, they are subject to cancellation or postponement; please be sure to reserve your place in advance.

The workshops are arranged so that the earliest ones cover the easiest and most commonly used modules, while the later workshops cover the more advanced modules. For example, almost everyone can easily understand and utilize personal homepages, which are covered in the first workshop. On the other hand, class message boards and gradebooks are more sophisticated and not utilized by as many instructors, so they're not covered until the final two workshops.

Each workshop also builds on material presented in the previous sessions, so they need to be taken in the designated sequence.

Register here!

This activity fulfills Article 22 criteria B and AB 1725 criteria 7

Doyle Library
4420

FACULTY

May 22

1:30PM – 2:30PM

Flex Credit 1Hr.

AA:SP08: CalPERS* Long-Term Care Program.
Presenter: Ms. Jeanne L. Schafer, from the CalPERS Long-Term Care Program.  

Have you been wondering what long-term care is all about? Financial planning often includes a good long-term care plan to help pay for care at home, in an assisted living facility or nursing home. Forty percent of the 13 million Americans receiving long-term care today are between the ages of 18-64.  Care costs a lot; long-term care coverage can be affordable.

The CalPERS Long-Term Care Program was authorized by state legislation for all California public employees, schoolteachers and retirees, their adult siblings, spouses, parents, and parents-in-law.  All applicants must be between the ages of 18-79.  You are eligible to apply for coverage from the CalPERS Long-Term Care Program from April 1 through June 30, 2008.  The Program is not for profit and self-funded.  It is one of the largest providers of long-term care coverage in Calif

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