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August 20, 2008

FERPA | Get Hired | Grades in Excel (Beginner) | Student Wiki

Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Workshop for Faculty

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: LA-19
Presenter(s): Cecilia Carrera
Flex Credit: 1.0
Activity Code: 940
Activity:
As a public institution, we are required by federal law to protect the privacy of student records.  If you have ever been confronted with any of the following issues or asked yourself these questions, then this workshop is for you!  Is it legal to email grades to students?  Do privacy laws extend to high school students and/or minor students? Would I be violating a student’s privacy rights if I disclose personal information to his/her parents?  Do federal regulations apply during a crisis or emergency? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider attending any of the three workshops offered during Flex week.

How to Get Hired at a Community College

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: LA-01
Presenter(s): Neil Watkins, Joyce Oakdale, Frank Pinkerton
Flex Credit: 1.0
Activity Code: 932
Activity:
Applying for a full-time position at a California community college may appear to be a mysterious and overwhelming process. Fortunately, this workshop will help to demystify this process and show attendees the path to tenure-track nirvana. The presenters will explain the intricacies of gaining experience, finding job announcements, completing applications, and preparing for interviews. Joyce Oakdale (Professor of Chemistry) and Neil Watkins (Professor of English) will share insights gained during their own job searches and while serving on hiring committees.

Doing Grades in Excel (Beginners)

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: BE-11
Presenter(s): Daniel Kern
Flex Credit: 2.0
Activity Code: 773
Activity:
In this workshop we will go over the basics of using Microsoft Excel to do student grades.  We will set up a grade sheet, enter names, and learn basic functions and equations (adding, summing, averaging, sorting, converting to percentages, etc.).  Attendees should have all the skills required to do grades in Excel by the end of the workshop.

Student Generated Content using Apple iTunesU and Apple Wiki
(pre-registration required)

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: ATL 105
Presenter(s): Susan Lucas, Jeff Monday, Tony Graham
Flex Credit: 3.0
Activity Code: 775
Activity:
This hands-on workshop will show you how to incorporate student-generated multimedia learning modules into your courses.  You will use hardware such as iPods, iTouches, video cameras, and MacBooks, along with software such as iMovie, Podcaster, iTunesU, and a Wiki to create your own multimedia project. We will also discuss the pedagogic issues associated with this incorporation. You will the opportunity to learn not only how to uses these tools, but also how to teach your students to use it.  We will also discuss Chaffey’s presence on iTunesU.

August 21, 2008

Faculty Success Center | FERPA | AB540 | How to Survive | Plagiarism| Museums in Instruction | Student Wiki

Faculty Success Center Open House

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: ATL 109
Presenter(s): N/A
Flex Credit: 1.0
Activity Code: 933
Activity:
Join your colleagues in the newly-opened Faculty Success Center, a space designated for faculty meetings, discussion, and professional development.  Light lunch will be provided.

Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Workshop for Faculty

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: LA-19
Presenter(s): Cecilia Carrera
Flex Credit: 1.0
Activity Code: 940
Activity:
As a public institution, we are required by federal law to protect the privacy of student records.  If you have ever been confronted with any of the following issues or asked yourself these questions, then this workshop is for you!  Is it legal to email grades to students?  Do privacy laws extend to high school students and/or minor students? Would I be violating a student’s privacy rights if I disclose personal information to his/her parents?  Do federal regulations apply during a crisis or emergency? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider attending any of the three workshops offered during Flex week.

AB540 and Other Undocumented Students at Chaffey College: Challenges, Approaches and Resources

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: SS-04
Presenter(s): Luis Bohon
Flex Credit: 1.0
Activity Code: 941
Activity:
The workshop will familiarize participants with the challenges of AB540 and other undocumented students at the community college level. Eligibility criteria for AB540 students will be outlined as well as the legislative and court case history involving undocumented students. Special focus will be on the financial challenges that these students face. Pending legislation that may affect AB540 students on the state and federal level will also be discussed. The workshop will conclude with sources on the Internet and in the 4-year colleges where AB 540 students can receive additional information and support including scholarship directories.  This workshop is co-sponsored by the Chaffey College President’s Equity Council and the Chaffey College Latino Faculty and Staff Association.

How to Survive (& Enjoy) Your First Years at Chaffey

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: LA-01
Presenter(s): Carol Hutte, John Machado, Neil Watkins, Robin Witt
Flex Credit: 1.5
Activity Code: 934
Activity:
Congratulations – you have successfully obtained a full-time position at Chaffey College. Now you might be wondering, “What’s next? Where do I go? How do I navigate the tenure process? How do I balance teaching and other responsibilities?” This workshop is intended for brand new or relatively new faculty members who want to know how to survive and thrive at Chaffey College. Topics will include teaching, the tenure process, how to get involved on campus, navigating department politics, working with colleagues, and other issues. Your guides will be Carol Hutte (Reference Librarian), John Machado (Professor of Art History), and Neil Watkins (Professor of English).

Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: SS-03
Presenter(s): Cathy Decker
Flex Credit:  
Activity Code: 935
Activity:
This activity will explain and demonstrate the use of online websites, including Turnitin.com, to prevent and catch plagiarism. The Chaffey procedure to deal with plagiarism, sample cases submitted in 2007-8, and the letter sent to students will be covered as well.

Using Museums in Instruction

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Project Room in Wignall Museum
Presenter(s): Rebecca Trawick
Flex Credit: 2.0
Activity Code: 936
Activity:
This activity will explain and demonstrate the use of online websites, including Turnitin.com, to prevent and catch plagiarism. The Chaffey procedure to deal with plagiarism, sample cases submitted in 2007-8, and the letter sent to students will be covered as well.

Student Generated Content using Apple iTunesU and Apple Wiki (pre-registration required)

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: ATL 105
Presenter(s): Susan Lucas, Jeff Monday, Tony Graham
Flex Credit: 3.0
Activity Code: 775
Activity:
This hands-on workshop will show you how to incorporate student-generated multimedia learning modules into your courses.  You will use hardware such as iPods, iTouches, video cameras, and MacBooks, along with software such as iMovie, Podcaster, iTunesU, and a Wiki to create your own multimedia project. We will also discuss the pedagogic issues associated with this incorporation. You will the opportunity to learn not only how to uses these tools, but also how to teach your students to use it. We will also discuss Chaffey’s presence on iTunesU.

August 22, 2008

Huntington | Web 2.0 | Syllabi | Ethics | Technology | OLAP | Committee Pilot | Lowering Textbook Costs for Students | Faculty Success Center| FERPA | Grades in Excel (Advanced) | Three Laws | Skin of the College

Huntington Library/Gardens Trip

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Off campus
Presenter(s): Peter Konovnitzine, John Machado
Flex Credit: 6.0
Activity Code: 937
Activity:
Museums house the cultural heritage of the world through the stories and ideas bound to their collected objects, which reflect a response to the prevailing cultural dynamics of the times, be it scientific, social, psychological, economic, religious, linguistic, or political. Educators can draw upon museum resources to enhance and deepen classroom teaching and learning. Museum visits provide unique experiences and change the dynamics of the learning environment, which is conducive to different learning styles. The direct museum experience stimulates the senses for heightened perception, sharpens critical thinking skills, and increases retention. It can also promote self-directed education and be a vehicle for building tolerance.

Join the Art Committee for a day at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens for an opportunity to explore ways of incorporating museum resources into the classroom curriculum and enriching the experiences of our students.

If you would like to attend this trip, please email Angie Horton at angie.horton@chaffey.edu to find out if there are any seats available.

Web 2.0, the Millennials and Information Literacy...What Happens When You Assign a Research Paper to Your Students?

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: BE-04
Presenter(s): Marie Boyd
Flex Credit: 1.0
Activity Code: 776
Activity:
Join us for a spin around the web, Millennial style. Is there (academic) life after Wikipedia? Just WHO are we teaching these days anyway? Do you avoid assigning research papers? This session will focus on (1) components of Web 2.0, (2) a profile of students attending Chaffey, and (3) the nuts and bolts of Information Literacy. How can you combine all three factors to make a meaningful and engaged learning community? It can be done!

Writing Effective Syllabi

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: ATL 105
Presenter(s): Vera Dunwoody
Flex Credit: 1.5
Activity Code: 938
Activity:
What should be included in a course syllabus; tips on building a better syllabus (for you and the students);lots of great examples and handouts. Morning coffee and tea provided!

Ethics: Going Beyond Basic Skills

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: SS-12
Presenter(s): Baron Brown, Monica Carter
Flex Credit: 1.5
Activity Code: 939
Activity:
This session will discuss the definition of ethics for today’s youth and for Chaffey students.  Discussion will center on incorporating ethics into SLOs, syllabi, and programs via practical application exercises, demonstrations, and surveys.

Alternate Media and Assistive Technology in the College Setting

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Location: CCW 21
Presenter(s): Bill Miller, Joe Jondreau
Flex Credit: 1.0
Activity Code: 777
Activity:
What is Alternate Media and Assistive Technology?   How does this technology affect the classroom experience and the delivery of instruction?  What is the role and responsibility of the instructor, the student, of the Disabled Students Program (DPS)?  Join DPS for an interactive, hands on presentation and experience how students utilize Alternate Media and Assistive Technology in the classroom, in research and in the completion of class assignments.  Topics of discussion will include training methods, equipment selection, delivery methods, copyright and disability law, making class materials accessible.

Using OLAP Cubes:  What You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: BE-05
Presenter(s): Jim Fillpot
Flex Credit: 1.0
Activity Code: 778
Activity:
Curious about student grade distribution?  Wondering about course success and retention rates?  Interested in finding out how much FTES a department generates?  In this interactive, hands-on session you’ll learn how to directly access student demographic data, success and retention rates, FTES data, grade distribution reports, efficiency measures, and other pertinent data and information.  At the end of the session participants will have a working knowledge about what data and information is readily available, as well as how to download and view data in a number of different ways (e.g., by term, by location, by course, day/evening, teaching arrangement, specific student populations, etc.).  Join the Office of Institutional Research for a simple – and painless! – introduction to college, school, department, and course-level data.

Lowering Textbook Costs for our Students

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: CCW 22
Presenter(s): Sylvia Martinez, Eunice Clark
Flex Credit: 1.5
Activity Code: 940
Activity:
Learn how faculty and the bookstore at Chaffey working together have made a difference in making textbooks more affordable for students.  Facts and data will be provided on how timely adoptions help the bookstore pay students 50% of new price for textbooks that will be used the next term and provide more used textbooks for students. E-Books will now be sold at Chaffey Bookstore.  Find out more about digital books.

Early Alert Planning Committee Pilot Development for Fall 2008

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: WH  102
Presenter(s): Ricardo Diaz
Flex Credit: 2.0
Activity Code: 942
Activity:
The Early Alert Planning committee will continue work on developing a computerized alert and intervention program for students experiencing academic difficulty.  At a recent retreat, the committee generated a comprehensive list of intervention recommendations.  This flex activity will preview Chaffey’s newly developed computerized early alert system and narrow the list of intervention recommendations to pilot an early alert program for this fall.

Faculty Success Center Open House

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: ATL 109
Presenter(s): N/A
Flex Credit: 1.0
Activity Code: 933
Activity:
Join your colleagues in the newly-opened Faculty Success Center, a space designated for faculty meetings, discussion, and professional development. Light lunch will be provided.

Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Workshop for Faculty

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: LA-17
Presenter(s): Cecilia Carrera
Flex Credit: 1.5
Activity Code: 940
Activity:
As a public institution, we are required by federal law to protect the privacy of student records.  If you have ever been confronted with any of the following issues or asked yourself these questions, then this workshop is for you!  Is it legal to email grades to students?  Do privacy laws extend to high school students and/or minor students? Would I be violating a student’s privacy rights if I disclose personal information to his/her parents?  Do federal regulations apply during a crisis or emergency? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider attending any of the three workshops offered during Flex week.

Doing Grades in Excel (Advanced)

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: BE-11
Presenter(s): Daniel Kern
Flex Credit: 1.0
Activity Code: 774
Activity:
In this workshop we will learn to use more advanced features of Microsoft Excel for doing grades.  We will cover functions such as finding minimum and maximum values (i.e., for dropping scores), creating conditions with if-then statements, automatically assigning letter grades, etc.  If time permits, there will also be a time for attendees to ask questions about particular issues or functions they want to know more about.

The Big Three Laws to help students improve their writing in any discipline

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: BE-06
Presenter(s): Leon Linfield
Flex Credit: 1.5
Activity Code: 941
Activity:
Any student can benefit from learning the methods professional writers use. The Big Three Laws can be taught and applied to any course that requires writing. They include finding and developing a functional interest in the subject, learning to produce more words than required, and learning how to edit in depth.

The Skin of the College and the Aesthetics of [Un]Belonging: Why a Commitment to Theory Should Matter to Community Colleges

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: WH- 112
Presenter(s): Ali Rahmani
Flex Credit: 1.5
Activity Code: 942
Activity:
Join Dr. Rahmani and your colleagues for a 45 minute presentation followed by 45 minutes of questions and conversation, as he discusses how Audre Lord implores us to “[g]ive name to the nameless so it can be thought.” This provocative talk, unabashedly theoretical and intentionally contrarian attempts to do just that – give name to the nameless - by theorizing three themes in the context of community colleges.

The first theme looks at community colleges as spaces of decalage and gestures towards re-imagining our institutions as diasporic transnational spaces/systems involving dynamic exchanges between roots and routes. The second theme theorizes colleges as contact zones; while a third explores the notion of student agency - students as agents of meaning making doing the work of the imagination while in the contact zone.

How might notions of decalage, contact zone, and student agency inform crucial conversations related to matters pedagogic or curricular; access and student success, campus climate? Speaking from the margins and against the grain this talk makes a case for why a commitment to theory is crucial to educational activism and transformation in community colleges.  

This discussion will be the first in the Fall, 2008 series of discussions surrounding critical, but sometimes undiscussed, issues in California Community Colleges.

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