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Session 1
 10:30 - 12:00
Diversity 1 Tom Brown Workshop Tom Brown    
Student Support 2 Love to BE~ Mirror Neurons, Chemical Patterns, and the Love Cocktail! Diana Rangaves Mirror, mirror in the brain! Brain activity is constant. Our ability to imitate, acquire language, develop patterns, show empathy and understanding is the basis of our DNA learning center. Mediated by neurotransmitters, neurogistics, distinguishes between what we love and do not, psychology, and ultimately our relationship in health.  
3 Read with Us: Welcome to SRJC Reads program for the Distance Between Us  Smita Avasthi, Ann Foster, Anne-Marie Insull, Lisa Mott, Michelle Van Aalst We invite all SRJC employees and students to build community by reading The Distance Between Us together. To participate, you can either simply read the book on campus, or you can discuss it in your classes. This session will focus on effective ways of integrating The Distance Between Us into courses across the curriculum. It will include a review of the LibGuide for this book as well as planning time for SRJC Reads enrichment activities.  
Teaching and Learning 4 SIS/CATS Curriculum 101 Kathy Matthies, Katie Hickman Frustrated with curriculum and the complexities of the SIS module system?  This workshop is for you. Come learn how to unravel the process. Learn key steps for submitting courses, certificates and majors from the Curriculum Technicians.  The Articulation Specialist will aslo talk about Assist, C-ID and TMC's. Don't miss this!  
5 Scientific Literacy: Why everyone should speak Science Noah Hallett A quick, light, entertaining presentation introducing why understanding Science is important, how it can be fun (rather than scary or intimidating), and provide a few resources to help people get a better grasp on the subject as a whole (all disciplines, not just Chemistry).  
6 What happened to Faculty Professional Development Day? AFA Cabinet Members This workshop is sponsored by AFA to address the Chancellor's Office Calendar Guidelines which states that one of the standards used to develop them was "provide faculty with choices in determining their developmental needs" (April, '07, pg. 7).  Let's come together to explore ways to enhance professional development for faculty.  
Wellness 7 Farm to Table - Leonard Diggs Farm to Table -  
Tech 8 Excel - data display      
9 Introduction to Drupal  Robert Thompson This workshop introduces the basics of Drupal, an open source and powerful website content management system. Drupal is used by large businesses and educational institutions where web page content management responsibility is distributed among numerous entities or departments. It is designed for non-IT individuals to create and manage their own web page content. It utilizes a WYSIWYG interface that is simpler to use than MS Word, and is intended, at SRJC, to replace Adobe Dreamweaver as the tool of choice for editing department web pages. Page development and editing basics will be demonstrated.  
10 NEOGOV E-recruitment system training Sarah Hopkins, Tracy Ruelle Training on the online application software needed to apply for jobs at SRJC  
Depart. Specific D1 Sustainability and Facilities Operations/APPA Standards Tony Ichsan Exploring the concept of sustainability and how it relates to Facilities Operations, including the APPA Standards for education facilities management  
Session 2
1:00 - 2:30
Diversity 11 Beyond Duality: Ensuring Success for SRJC's Gender Diverse Students Nick Lawrence, Erlinda Peraza, Rhonda Findling, Susana Ackerman  Despite the signs of increasing acceptance, studies show that transgender and gender non-conforming individuals continue to face significant discrimination and other challenges.  This workshop will demystify this topic, and provide tools to employ culturally competent practices that support transgender and gender non-conforming students.  
Student Support 12 Academic Integrity and Student Accountability: New Technology for Reporting Violatons Robert Ethington, Lauralyn Larsen This workshop will demonstrate to faculty and other interested parties how to report violations of the Academic Integrity policy 3.11. A new application has been developed by IT that allows faculty to report violations wtihin the faculty portal and also allows adminstrators to adjudicate and track violations within the Student Information System (SIS)  
13 Students Need Affordable Textbooks.  How Do We Do This and Still Serve All Of Our Students? Dean Gooch Several members of the Textbook Committee will be available to answer questions.  We will discuss why making textbooks affordable is in everyone's best interest and how we can do this and not deny accessibility of textbooks to students with special needs.   
14 Strategic Planning Annual Planning Summit meeting Follow-up   New Add since 4/17 meeting. The purpose of the Summit is to learn more about our progress on implementation of the Strategic Plan and to review and discuss baseline data proposed for SRJC’s internal accountability plan.   Participants will preview the SRJC’s draft Scorecard created using a new data visualization software.  A key outcome of the Summit will be the development of recommendations to Dr. Chong on goal priorities for 2014-15.  
Teaching and Learning 15 Interactive Learning: The Jigsaw Classroom David Kratzmann, Terri Frongia, Rebecca Perlroth, Katie Gerber This workshop will provide an introduction to the jigsaw technique, a classroom interactive excersize in which students work in groups to learn from and teach each other, culminating with an activity that summarizes the main point(s). The presenters will provide examples of jigsaw activities, including what worked and what didn't. Workshop participants will work together to come up with ideas for use in their own classrooms. Appropriate for faculty in any discipline interested in engaging students with interactive activities.   
16 Introducing Critical Thinking and Problem Solving into the Curriculum Robert Caruso Memorizing content in the classroom is important. However, the ability to repeat the facts is not enough for students to succeed in today's global economy. To compete and succeed in todays global marketplace students must also be able to think critically and solve problems as they arise. Join us as we use critical thinking and problem solving to figure out how to introduce these two critical 21st century skills into our curriculum.  
Wellness 17 The Unthinkable: When Kids Kill Mike Grabowski Today's generation of young adults and adolescents, the "reset button" generation, are equipped with a false sense of reality when it comes to violence. This workshop will include discussion of real-life situations involving gun violence, school shootings, and kids killing parents. Content Advisory: actual video, voice recordings, and crime scenes photos, are included within the presentation content.  
18 Petaluma CIRT Training Catherine Williams CIRT Trainings  
Tech 19 Purchasing Overview D'Ann Moore An overview of Purchasing policies and Escape.  
20 PowerPoint 1 Scott Rosen Basic PowerPoint  
2:45 - 4:15
Diversity 21 Dreaming Big: Empowering ou Students to Succeed Carmen Castillo, Jacqueline McGhee, Lauren Servais Drawing from Pedro Noguera's 2011 Puente Conference keynote speech, in which he addresses the components to success for Latino/a students: social capital, cultural capital, human capital and agency, we will unpack the four components he identifies as crucial for students success.  
Student Support 22 Bringing Out the Student in Student-Athlete: Supporting the Unique Needs and Strengths of the SRJC student-athlete Brenda Flyswithhawks, Nancy Chinn, Jill McCormick Learn the unique challenges and strengths of student-athletes and how to maximize academic success for this sub-group of learners.  Participants will gain an understanding of student-athletes, learn classroom and campus-wide best practices, and interact with a student-athlete panel.  This workshop aligns with district interests of student success and the Strategic Plan.  
23 How to Practice Authentic Assessment and Use Dynamic Rubric to Increase Student Success Nick Lawrence   Authentic assessment and dynamic rubrics help students engage content with high-level thinking which is at the heart of student success. These tools assist the professor in placing more responsiblitiy of learning on the studetns, and helping studetnts learn in a way that the learning stays with them long-term.  in this workshop youwilllearn some ways to engage students through Authentic Assessment and how to build a dynamic rubric for your classes.   
24 Connect Early, Connect Often... for student retention and success: Early Connection Program Li Collier, Ying Lin, Audrey Spall, Abby Bogomolny, Introduction: Ricardo Navarrette Have you seen students in need of help both academic and non-academic? Have you tried to refer your students for services but were not sure what services are available and appropriate? Join us to learn how to help your students connect with you and service programs using the new Early Connection Program! The Early Connection program provides an easy tool for you to connect with your students for better retention and success.  
Teaching and Learning 25 Grading That Promotes Learning Todd Straus Do grades in your courses serve theold-fashioned function of separating the men from the boys? Or do you exploit the potential of grades to enhance learning? Come to this session ready to question the role you afford grades in your classes.  
26 Learning, Training, and Development - A Model for Teaching Stuart Campbell Introduce an epistemological model to support faculty in understanding the ways people learn, so that they are more powerful and effective in their teaching.  We'll also discuss enhancing communication effectiveness.   
Wellness 27 Heart Health: Series #3   TBD  
Tech 28 PowerPoint 2 Scott Rosen Advanced PowerPoint  
29 New Flex credit module in the Faculty Portal Ken Lofgren Due to AFA contract change, a new Flex credit module has been added to the Faculty Portal. This training class will demonstrate Faculty on how to proper use the new Flex module to submit and track their Flex hours.  
Depart. Specific D2 G.I.F.T.S - Great Ideas For Teaching Speech Susan Houlihan This is an oppurtunity for all Speech and Communication Studies instructors to share ideas for assignments and experimental exercises. Please bring a successful assignement or exercise to briefly present to the group. We will have approximately 5-10 minutes to hear about each "gift."  
Session 4
1:00 - 4:15
Teaching and Learning 30 Introduction to GeoGebra George Sturr GeoGebra is a free dynamic mathematics software package used by mathematics and science  
Diversity 31 The Hidden Story of Decision Making:  Unconscious Bias in the Workplace City of Santa Rosa Trainers; Annette Townley, Colin Close We make hundreds of decisions every day, believing we are making them based on facts and careful deliberation. But is that really true? How do we make decisions? What hidden factors drive our choices and actions without us even realizing it? Can we overcome biases that we don’t even know we have, or at least become less influenced by them? This workshop will explore how our hidden brain works, often in opposition to our conscious beliefs and ideals.  We will also look at how these unconscious patterns of behavior can impact the workplace and what we can do about it.   
Depart. Specific D3 Ag/NR Department Course & Program Assessment Workshop Dan Famini At this workshop we will develop course program assessments and share the best pratices from across the department  
D4 Emergency Preparedness and Response for Facilities Operations Doug Kuula Workshop to build the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of the Facilities Operations team.  
D5 Chemistry Department Strategic Planning Karen Frindell Teuscher The Chemistry Department will meet to discuss our mission and develop goals for the next 3-5 years with respect to such topics as curriculum, instrumentation, leadership, safety, and best instructional practices.  
D6 Department Workshop: Teaching Reading and Maintaining Currency in our Disciplines Sean Martin This will be a departmental discussion of pedagogical approaches in our respective disciplines.  We'll discuss, among other things, innovations in teaching reading ofcomplex texts.  We also plan to discuss recent developments and research in our disciplines (philosophy, religious studies, and humanities) relevant to the courses we teach.  

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