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Modesto Junior College

Fall 2018 Institute Week

Artist Creating a Sidewalk Chalk Drawing of a Pirate

Surveys

Please access the links below in order to provide feedback to our presenters.  Thank you.

Thursday Institute Day - Guided Pathways Survey Link

Friday Institute Day - Auditorium Meeting Survey Link

Activity Schedule (updated 8-20-18)

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Tuesday, August 14th 

Open Canvas Office Hours (FLEX #5142)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammerdd
Have your Canvas questions been building up in your mind over the summer? Are you thinking about trying Canvas this fall but aren’t sure? Are you an advanced user who wants to know more about embedding content? Stop by with your questions for our open forum office hours! I’ll have a few Canvas tips and tricks to share as well.

Wednesday, August 15th 

Open Canvas Office Hours  (FLEX #5143)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
9:00a-12:00p
Have your Canvas questions been building up in your mind over the summer? Are you thinking about trying Canvas this fall but aren’t sure? Are you an advanced user who wants to know more about embedding content? Stop by with your questions for our open forum office hours! I’ll have a few Canvas tips and tricks to share as well.

Thursday, August 16th 

Open Canvas Office Hours  (FLEX #5144)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
1:00p-4:00p
Have your Canvas questions been building up in your mind over the summer? Are you thinking about trying Canvas this fall but aren’t sure? Are you an advanced user who wants to know more about embedding content? Stop by with your questions for our open forum office hours! I’ll have a few Canvas tips and tricks to share as well.

Monday, August 20th

New Full-Time Faculty Orientation Day One (FLEX # 5127)
Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) 125
8:00a-5:00p

8:00a    Gathering and Coffee
8:30a   Welcome
12:00p  Lunch (provided)
5:00p    Day One Activities Conclude

Tentative List of Presentations and Activities:
Welcome, History of MJC, Your Syllabus, Canvas, Lunch, Student Services at MJC

Introduction to Canvas (FLEX #5145)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
2:00p-4:00p
This hands-on workshop focuses mainly on the Canvas grade book, but we will also cover other essentials such as uploading handouts, creating announcements, and using the Canvas email system. The workshop is intended for faculty who are new to Canvas. Bring a laptop if possible.

 

Tuesday, August 21st

New Full-Time Faculty Orientation Day Two (FLEX # 5129)
Science Community Center (SCC) 138
8:00a-5:00p

8:00a    Gathering and Coffee
8:30a   Welcome
12:00p  Lunch (provided)
5:00p    Day Two Activities Conclude

Tentative List of Presentations and Activities:
Striving for Excellence, Yosemite Faculty Association, MJC Academic Senate, Pirate's Net, Lunch, Guided Pathways

MJC Veterans Services - Red, White & Blue Veteran Ally Training (FLEX # 5130)
East Campus - CAT 208 - Michael Jackson, Fernando Velez and Megan Lee
9:00a-10:30a
The Red, White & Blue Program is an education and awareness program that develops a network of faculty, staff and leadership team members committed to creating a welcoming and supportive campus environment for military service members and veterans that study at Modesto Junior College. 

The session includes:

  • An overview of Veterans Services at MJC
  • Veterans' experiences in the classroom
  • Veteran terminology
  • Military and post-service culture
  • Veterans and Higher Education
  • Student veteran panel
  • Becoming an ally for veterans

What’s all the fuss about FlipGrid? (FLEX #5146)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
10:00a-12:00p
Come see the cool “humanizing” tool that is all the rage with folks at the OEI and the @ONE Project! FlipGrid is a fun way to get students to interact and get to know each other through video. In this workshop, we will look at examples of FlipGrid and how they can be embedded in Canvas. FlipGrid is also a great tool for Regular Effective Contact with students. This workshop is intended for intermediate Canvas users, but all are welcome!

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) (FLEX# 5131)
East Campus - Founders 136 - Jacquelyn Forte
10:45a-11:45a
This workshop will provide information on the function of the Behavioral Intervention Team. What to do in the event of a student behavioral concern, staff responsibilities, reporting mechanisms, and much more. 

How Can Campus Safety Help Me? (FLEX #5153)
East Campus - Founders 134 - Bill Watts and Harry Davis
12:00p-1:00p
I'm having problems with a student, what can I do? We will explore the Student Code of Conduct and reporting procedures.  We will assist in identifying personal boundaries for faculty and students.  Student discipline, BIT, and Title IX issues will be defined and discussed.  Doughnuts and coffee will be provide.

New and Improved Club Advisor Training (FLEX # 5132)
East Campus - CAT 208 - Megan Lee
2:00p-3:00p
This training will provide an overview of campus club processes, highlight the importance of advisors, and help ensure that our campus clubs are informed and prepared for success this school year. This training fulfills the mandatory annual training requirement for MJC Club Advisors. 

Screencasting Made Easy  (FLEX #5147)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
2:00p-4:00p
Some of the best instructional videos don’t show the instructor at all. In this workshop, we will review how easy it is to record your screen as you narrate through PowerPoint or other instructional material, such as a Word doc, website, or slideshow, all using free and simple tools. Bring a laptop to try yourself, or just come and listen. This workshop is intended for intermediate Canvas users, but all are welcome!

 

Wednesday, August 22nd

CTE Perkins / Strong Workforce Workshop Breakfast - Priorities for Year Four Funding (FLEX # 5133)
East Campus - Library Basement 55 - Jenni Abbott and Pedro Mendez
8:30a-10:30a
Find out about Strong Workforce and CTE Perkins proposal processes for 2018/19, Career Services support for students, including internship opportunities, the new K12 Strong Workforce funding, and current labor market demand.

Communication and Conflict Resolution (FLEX #5134)
East Campus - Founders Hall 136
- Vickie Mulvaney-Trask
9:00a-11:30p
This workshop will cover a number of engaging topics including:

  • What is conflict?
  • How to bring the best out in others
  • Five successful conflict handling modes
  • The process of successfully transferring information from one source to another

What is the OEI Rubric?  (FLEX #5148)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
10:00am-12:00p
This workshop will be for online faculty interested in learning more about the Online Education Initiative and the rubric used to review courses going into the OEI Course Exchange. I am an OEI Lead Course Reviewer and will share examples from reviews done in the past. We were invited to join the OEI last spring, and this year we are looking to create our own OEI Course Review process for faculty who would like to participate. Come to this workshop to learn more. This workshop is intended for online instructors.

Team Building (FLEX 5135)
East Campus - Founders 135 - Vickie Mulvaney-Trask
12:30p-3:00p
This workshop will focus on identifying and understanding our strengths and weaknesses as team members.  How can our interpersonal skills contribute to a successful team experience? What is your team player style?

Creating an Equity-Minded Syllabus (FLEX# 5136)
East Campus - Founders 136 - Jillian Daly, Kate Hey, Caroline Miller, Shirley Miranda, Tony Pacheco, Adrienne Peek
1:00p-2:30p
Dean Jillian Daly and Literature and Language Arts colleagues will show syllabi models and lead attendees through the Center for Urban Education's (CUE) guidelines and processes for creating a more equity-minded syllabus. CUE pedagogy sees the course syllabus as a symbol for the systems, relationships, and implied messages that the instructor, sometimes unconsciously, infuses in their course. What will YOUR syllabus reveal?!  IMPORTANT NOTE:  Participants should bring a tablet or laptop along with an electronic copy of their syllabus to this workshop.

Re-framing Disability - Best Practices and Services for Students with Disabilities (FLEX# 5137)
East Campus - Founders 134 - Jacquelyn Forte
3:15p-4:15p
This workshop will explore how disability is framed in general, and how our approach to students with disabilities impacts their success at Modesto Junior College. Best practices, resources, accessibility, accommodations, and services will also be discussed. 

Thursday, August 23rd

Guided Pathways Progress (FLEX #5128-Morning and Lunch Discussions)
Lunch provided for participants - RSVP Deadline 8/16
West Campus - MSR Building

8:00a    Gathering and Continental Breakfast
8:30a    Welcome and Introductions
12:30p  Lunch - MSR (please RSVP by 8/16 for Lunch by accessing THIS LINK)

1:15p-3:30p    Department and Division Meetings - Check with your division office for location (FLEX #5100 - Division Meetings Only)

The morning session will begin with a continental breakfast and then address the progress we have made in Guided Pathways; lay out future steps according to our workplan; introduce the college to the Intentional Advising that has been developed by counselors and success specialists over the last year.  A two year roadmap will be presented that will highlight the implementation of a fully integrated Pathways plan.  

A short history of the Pathways process enacted last spring will be discussed, and then first-drafts for all nine of MJC’s Schools will be presented to the college, and the steps for editing, revision, and acceptance through MJC’s shared governance structures will be outlined.   A road map will then be presented that will show the work needed to implement guided pathways, bringing together the instructional improvements with carefully designed student support structures.  The second half of the program will be devoted to Intentional Advising and the expanded roles we all play in ensuring student success.  This session is open to faculty, staff and leadership team members.

Adjunct Faculty Orientation and Pizza Extravaganza (FLEX #5138)
East Campus - Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) 218 - Curtis Martin and a variety of talented presenters
5:00p-7:30p
Campus leadership from both faculty, and administration will be in attendance to welcome you and offer important information to make your semester as successful as possible. The Academic Senate, Yosemite Faculty Association, Instruction Office and various Student Support Services will offer brief presentations and answer questions on a range of relevant topics relevant to your work here at this institution.

And lest we forget the most important part of the evening…PIZZA! Training is always a bit easier if there is food involved, so let us be of service in that regard as well!  We look forward to seeing you … come a bit early, for the sessions will begin promptly at 5:15p!  All new and returning adjunct instructors are highly encouraged to attend.

 

Friday, August 24th

MJC Celebrates Fall 2018 (FLEX #5139)
East Campus - Performing and Media Arts Center - Main Auditorium
Lunch at 11:30a provided for all who RSVP
More details to follow.  Join us as we launch into the new school year!   

7:45a    Gathering and Continental Breakfast
8:30a    Program Begins
11:30a  Program Concludes
11:30a  Lunch provided on East Campus Quad (RSVP for lunch by 8/16 by accessing THIS LINK)

Using Zoom Video for Regular Effective Contact  (FLEX #5149)
Library Basement 10 - East Campus - Mike Smedshammer
2:00p-4:00p
In the past, live online meetings were awkward, echo-filled, and glitchy. Not anymore! Zoom video makes everything easy. Focus on the interaction, not the technology. Zoom is great for office hours, tutoring, counseling, and collaborating with peers, and it works great on phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. The best part? It’s free for all of us. Bring a laptop to try yourself, or just come and listen. This workshop is intended for intermediate Canvas users, but all are welcome!