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August 2016

Distance Education Peer Review Session 1: Help Build the Peer Review Process – Fall 2016 Flex

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Distance Education Peer Review Session 1: Help Build the Peer Review Process Presented by Kandace Knudson. Full description to be posted by mid-May.

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Google Apps – Fall 2016 Flex

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Google Apps Presented by Brian Pogue. Don’t be the last person carrying a USB thumb drive! In this workshop you will see how Google Drive & Docs can be used to save you time, increase efficiency, and back up your data. You will also learn a few tricks for student engagement and collaboration. This means that you, along with all your colleagues and students, can create and share documents, websites, calendars and more, using your Los Rios user name and password. Google Apps is…

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ConnectMATH Training for Math Faculty – Fall 2016 Flex

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ConnectMATH Training for Math Faculty Presented by Joseph Steever. Faculty who are adopting (or considering adopting) the new Math 103/104 text for their classes are invited to this training session to familiarize themselves with the online resources and webware provided by the publisher.

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Introduction to Learning Management Systems (LMS) – Fall 2016 Flex

August 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Introduction to Learning Management Systems (LMS) An introductory workshop for faculty interested in Desire2Learn training. Desire2Learn is the learning management system for Los Rios and Sacramento City College. This workshop presents an overview of the training opportunities and resources available to SCC faculty. Topics include opportunities for on-campus training workshops, facilitated online training, how to request D2L development and “official” course sites, and other important changes affecting faculty teaching online, hybrid, or web-enhanced (face-to-face) courses. If you’re planning on getting started with D2L, this is…

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Distance Education Peer Review Session 2: Bring Your DE Course For Peer Evaluation – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Distance Education Peer Review Session 2: Bring Your DE Course For Peer Evaluation Presented by Kandace Knudson. Full description to be posted by mid-May.

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Affordable Textbook Alternatives – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Affordable Textbook Alternatives Presented by Antonio López. How can you save students money by adopting OER (open educational resources) or by using other strategies such as permitting older editions? This workshop aims to help you find an alternative to high textbook costs for your students.

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ESTEEM Training – Blending all Facets of the Campus for Student Support – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

ESTEEM Training - Blending all Facets of the Campus for Student Support Presented by Holly Piscopo, Tara Loschiavo, Angie Lambert This session is designed to provide training for those participating in the Essential Support Teams for English, ESL, and Math Program (ESTEEM). Topics covered will be guidelines and information along with time for faculty, classified, and student tutor teams to coordinate schedules and plan for the semester.

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Effective Classroom Discussion Techniques – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Effective Classroom Discussion Techniques Presented by Brian Mom and Dan McCarty. Presented by Brian Mom and Dan McCarty, this workshop will offer examples of building classroom discussion to improve student learning outcomes.

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Medical Emergencies on Campus – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Medical Emergencies on Campus Presented by Wendy Gomez and Jeff Christian. This workshop is designed by Health Services to assist in the management of common medical issues experienced in the classroom and on campus. The presentation includes when to call, who to call, and what to do while you are waiting for medical assistance. Health issues to be covered include basic first aid, fainting, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and other common medical conditions. Come join us! It will be fun, interactive and…

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How to Plan and Manage a Bus Field Trip with Students – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

How to Plan and Manage a Bus Field Trip with Students Presented by Lynne Giovannetti. You may be thinking of hosting a bus field trip with students? How to buy tickets, How to arrange for the bus, How to find places to go, How to count heads, Who pays what, games, security, ect.

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Math Instructor and SIA Meeting – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Math Instructor and SIA Meeting Presented by Angie Lambert. This meeting is designed for math instructors and their Student Instructional Assistants (SIAs). Topics to be discussed will be data collecting and tracking, best practices, and a checklist of requirements for the semester. Time for individual course planning will be given.

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Socrates Open Lab for Program Review and Curriculum Development – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Socrates Open Lab for Program Review and Curriculum Development Presented by Dyan Pease, Renee Medina, and Patricia Harris-Jenkinson. Join us for open lab time where you can work on your program review or other curriculum development projects with curriculum experts in the room to help and guide you. The curriculum chair, the distance education subcommittee chair, and the prerequisite/co-requisite/advisory chair will be available to answer questions about how to maneuver SOCRATES. In addition, the curriculum experts can help you identify…

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Club Advisor Connection – Fall 2016 flex

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Club Advisor Connection Presented by Kim Beyrer and Chris Torres. If you are a club advisor, or just interested, this is the workshop for you! Come prepared to connect with fellow advisors and share ideas. Hypothetical scenarios may be explored in a "What if? Addressing the unusual, unprecedented, and unfortunate" segment. You can also look forward to learning about our centennial plans, club chartering information, and having your questions answered. Please contact Kim Beyrer at 558-2607 or beyrerk@scc.losrios.edu for more…

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Who are SCC’s Student Veterans and Military Personnel – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Who are SCC's Student Veterans and Military Personnel Presented by Anh H. Nguyen, Ph.D. & SCC Student Veterans/Military Personnel. As a new faculty member, I noticed that our college need to become more aware of our students who have served in the military and the military personnel who are still serving. These students are one of the most academic successful group on campus. Yet, unlike their actual life experience, many people see them through the lens of Hollywood movies and television…

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Service Learning – How to Incorporate the SCC Condom Cart into Your Class – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Service Learning - How to Incorporate the SCC Condom Cart into Your Class Presented by Patty Blomberg, and select former Service Learning Students. This one hour training needs to be held in Lillard Hall, Room 101. The hour will include an overview of the SCC Condom Cart as a Service Learning Project. This project can be managed by a psychology, sociology, nursing, health and safety and possibly other facility that include service learning in their current class curriculum. The fall of…

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The Many Faces of Success at SCC – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Many Faces of Success at SCC Presented by Gwyneth Tracy and a panel of students. Students with disabilities, whether diagnosed or not, have additional challenges that can impede success. Success is more than a GPA for these students. Some of our students find success to be graduate school, others find a part time job to be exactly what they need and want. A panel of students and former students will describe what it means to be a successful student.…

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Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) Update – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) Update Presented by Holly Piscopo. This flex activity will provide an update to the college campus on the Basic Skills Initiative and the new Basic Skills Transformation Grant.

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Getting Ready for Curriculum Review – Fine-tuning PROLOs – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Getting Ready for Curriculum Review - Fine-tuning PROLOs Presented by Rosamaria Tanghetti. During this flex activity history department faculty will meet to think about, discuss, and revise our program learning outcomes in anticipation of our upcoming curriculum review. The goal will be to settle on program learning outcomes that will guide us in developing student learning outcomes for our individual courses.

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Distance Education Departmental Planning Session – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Distance Education Departmental Planning Session Presented by Kandace Knudson. For those who want to learn about how to analyze your department's distance ed courses and programs.

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Best Practice in Assessing Student Behavior and How You Can Help – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Best Practice in Assessing Student Behavior and How You Can Help Presented by Andre Coleman. Even more than previous generations, today’s college students enter our institutions with far greater pre-existing conditions and needs which require greater interventions and support services on the part of the of institution. As a result of campus shootings, other emerging campus violence and the increasing frequency and intensity of mental illness-related issues on campus, colleges and universities have responded by implementing a variety of campus…

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Faculty Mentoring Orientation – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Faculty Mentoring Orientation Presented by Dawna DeMartini and Duane Leonard This flex will be a joint orientation for English's DWAP and ESL's LAMP, articulating the goals and requirements of the program, followed by a discussion of best practices that promote student success, retention, and equity. DWAP and LAMP participants are required to attend, but this FLEX is also open for anyone interested in these programs or implementing similar programs in different divisions. English's DWAP (Developmental Writing Assistance Program) and ESL's…

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Unit Planning/SLO Training (Administration of Justice Department Meeting) – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Administration of Justice Department Meeting Presented by Georgeann McKee and Gayle Pitman. Develop and complete the Unit Plan for 2017. Determine needs and goals our Department wishes to achieve for the 2016/2017 school year. Obtain training on the new SLO Entry system and any changes that have been made to the SLO criteria.

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Copyright in the Distance Education Environment – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Copyright in the Distance Education Environment Presented by Kandace Knudson. Full description to be posted by mid-May.

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Building Community, Engendering Equity – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Building Community, Engendering Equity Presented by Sheryl Fairchild, Gayle Pitman, Rosamaria Tanghetti This flex activity is for faculty from across the disciplines who teach courses that delve into the study of women and gender. With a new course designator - WGS - approved by the curriculum committee and now in the course catalog, the Women and Gender Studies program has gained greater visibility. This flex workshop aims to identify faculty who teach and/or are interested in establishing working relationships with colleagues…

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Financial Aid in eServices & Updates – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Financial Aid in eServices & Updates Presented by Rukiya Bates. Financial aid is now available in eServices! Students are able to access their 2016-17 financial aid awards and information online via eServices. Learn more about financial aid in eServices and other financial aid changes such as the new rules regarding BOG fee waivers, satisfactory academic progress, course applicability and other financial aid updates.

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Distance Education Regular Effective Contact – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Distance Education Regular Effective Contact Presented by Kandace Knudson. This is a hands-on workshop. Work with peers to discuss best practices and then use time-saving D2L functions to engage your students and infuse regular and effective contact into your online or hybrid courses and also track that engagement.

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Davis Center Orientation – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Davis Center Orientation Presented by Don Palm. As faculty and staff at the Davis Center, how can we work together formally and informally to help build the Center as a learning community? We have new programs, funded through the basic skills, SSSP and equity programs, to support student success--how can we integrate those programs into our courses? This session will provide us with a setting to discuss shared challenges and possible answers.  

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West Sacramento Center Orientation – Fall 2016 Flex

August 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

West Sacramento Center Orientation Presented by Art Pimentel. You will find teaching at an off-campus site often presents unique challenges for students as well as staff. For a smooth transition into off-campus instruction, we invite all instructors, especially first time off-campus instructors, to visit the Center before the semester begins, so that we may meet with you to address questions. Orientation will include important information about the new semester and a refresher on using the smart equipment in the classrooms.

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September 2016

Safe Space Training

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Safe Space Training Presented by Gayle Pitman & Melissa Hansen. Safe Space is an “LGBTQIA 101” training for faculty, staff, managers and students. You’ll learn how to establish safe, welcoming spaces for LGBTQIA students and staff. You’ll also learn about LGBTQIA culture and the issues our students face. This workshop meets the training requirements for AB 620. (And if you’re not sure what all of the initials stand for, come to the training and learn!)

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