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Modesto Junior College

Fall 2017 Institute Week

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Fall 2017 Institute Week Activities
(*revised 8-20-17)

MON   TUE   WED   THU   FRI

Monday, August 21st

New Full-Time Faculty Orientation Day One (FLEX # 5160)
West Campus - Science Community Center 227 (SCC 227)
8:00a-5:00p

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

Tentative List of Presentations and Activities:
Welcome, History of MJC, College Initiatives, Getting to Know Modesto, Student Demographics, Equity Initiatives at MJC, CUE Syllabus Activity, YFA Presentation, Tour GVM

6 Cups to College Mentoring Program
West Campus - Yosemite Hall 213
8:30a-10a
This mentor-based program is designed to help high school students as they transition to college.  In partnership with the Stanislaus County Office of Education, mentors are paired with potential students who would most benefit from assistance with college guidance.  Mentors and mentees agree to meet 6 times during the school year to address various aspects of college planning. (repeated on East Campus - see below)

6 Cups to College Mentoring Program
East Campus - CAT 218
*10:30a-12:00p
This mentor-based program is designed to help high school students as they transition to college.  In partnership with the Stanislaus County Office of Education, mentors are paired with potential students who would most benefit from assistance with college guidance.  Mentors and mentees agree to meet 6 times during the school year to address various aspects of college planning.


ASMJC Club Advisor Training
(FLEX #5129)
East Campus - CAT 101 - Megan Lee presenter
3:00p-4:00p
This training will provide an overview of campus club processes and updates, highlight the importance of advisors, and help ensure that our campus clubs are informed and prepared for success this school year. This training also fulfills the mandatory annual training requirement for MJC Club Advisors. 

 

Tuesday, August 22nd

New Full-Time Faculty Orientation Day Two (FLEX #5160)
East Campus - Center for Advanced Technologies 218 (CAT 218)
8:00a-5:00p

8:00a    Gathering and Coffee
12:00p  Lunch (provided)
3:30p-5:30p  Ice Cream Social and Volleyball on the Quad (all staff and faculty invited)
5:30p    Day Two Activities Conclude

Tentative List of Presentations and Activities:
Canvas Crash Course, Services We Offer Students, Academic Senate Presentation, Enrollment Management, Tour East Campus Facilities, Ice Cream Social and Volleyball on the Quad

ASMJC Club Advisor Training 
(FLEX #5130)
East Campus - CAT 101 - Megan Lee presenter
10:00a-11:00a
This training will provide an overview of campus club processes and updates, highlight the importance of advisors, and help ensure that our campus clubs are informed and prepared for success this school year. This training also fulfills the mandatory annual training requirement for MJC Club Advisors. 

Introduction to Canvas (FLEX #5118)
East Campus - Library Basement 10 - Mike Smedshammer presenter
10:00a-12:00p
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.

Intermediate Canvas (FLEX #5119)
East Campus - Library Basement 10 - Mike Smedshammer presenter
1:00p-3:00p
Topics include setting up modules, quizzes, discussions, and assignments, as well as linking to YouTube videos and adding images. This hands-on workshop is intended for faculty who would like to further enhance their Canvas shells.

*Complete Your 2017 Program Review - Drop In and Appointment Assistance
East Campus Room TBA - Jenni Abbott presenter
1:00p-3:00p
Complete your 2017 Program Review! The Office of Institutional Effectiveness will be on hand to help you complete your department program review. If possible, please email Jenni Abbott (abbottj@mjc.edu) to RSVP--however, you may also come as a walk-in. Light snacks available.  This assistance will also be available on Friday, August 25.  See below.

BIT Reporting: How and Where to File A BIT Report (FLEX #5135)
East Campus - Founders Hall Founders 136 - Lonita Cordova presenter
3:15p-4:45p
The Behavioral Intervention Team is a secondary team that intervenes to connect students with supports on and off campus.  This workshop 
will address behaviors that may need to be reported, shows how crisis counseling works, and explains the mental health supports and how to connect students to them on campus.

Wednesday, August 23rd

CTE Perkins / Strong Workforce Workshop Breakfast (FLEX #5120)
East Campus - Library 55
8:30a-10:30a
If you are current recipient of CTE Perkins or Strong Workforce funding, or if you are thinking about submitting a Strong Workforce proposal for 2017-18 funding, this breakfast is for you! Find out how Perkins and Strong Workforce funding operate. Learn about changes to required SW metrics and review a recent environmental scan of high demand occupations and industry needs in our service area. We will discuss reporting requirements for current funding recipients, changes to the proposal process, and potential project ideas you may have. CTE deans and current recipients of Carl Perkins or Strong Workforce funding are strongly encourage to attend. CTE faculty interested in future funding are also invited.

Unlocking the Mystery: Using Reading Apprenticeship Across Disciplines (FLEX #5121)
East Campus - Founders Hall 212 - Shelley Circle and Sarah Hawes presenters
10:00a-12:00p
If you’ve felt frustrated  with your students’ lack of academic reading skills, this workshop will provide classroom-ready strategies to help students be more successful. It is designed both for faculty new to Reading Apprenticeship and those who want to go deeper in fostering student metacognition and inquiry.

Flipping the Classroom With Video (FLEX #5122)
East Campus - Library Basement 10 - Mike Smedshammer presenter
10:00a-12:00p
What is the “flipped classroom”? Come to this hands-on workshop to find out! Faculty will create a brief instructional video, upload it to YouTube, and stream it back into Canvas—all with free and easy-to-use software. Have your students watch your lectures online so they can come to class ready to work. This workshop is intended for faculty with intermediate technology skills, although everyone is welcome.

Office 365 - Have Questions?  What is it?  Where is it?  What can I do with it? (FLEX #5124)
East Campus - CAT 113 - Lue Martin presenter
10:30a-12:00p
Are you taking advantage of all the tools and options available to you and your students?  Learn your way around Office 365 and the amazing features included with this powerful software.  Topics covered include Office 365 - Online All the Time, Using the Desktop and Web Versions, OneDrive, OneNote, Collaboration, and Office for Free!

Canvas Open Office Hours (FLEX #5123)
East Campus - Library Basement 10 - Mike Smedshammer presenter
1:00p-3:00p
Stop by the DE Training Room, Library Basement 10, with any of your Canvas questions. We will have laptops available and will show some Canvas tips and tricks. Come and go as your schedule allows.

ASMJC Club Advisor Training (FLEX #5131)
East Campus - CAT 101 - Megan Lee presenter
3:00p-4:00p
This training will provide an overview of campus club processes and updates, highlight the importance of advisors, and help ensure that our campus clubs are informed and prepared for success this school year. This training also fulfills the mandatory annual training requirement for MJC Club Advisors. 

  

Thursday, August 24th

Guided Pathways: Building the Foundation at MJC (FLEX #5125 - Morning Session and Lunch Discussions)
Lunch provided - RSVP Deadline August 16th
West Campus - MSR Building
This is a working session where all who are interested in the Guided Pathways Project can contribute to our institutional self-assessment and goal setting.  Large and small group work will be accomplished and compiled results will be delivered on Friday at the Campus-Wide Institute Day presentation.  Please join us and participate in this foundational work for the students of Modesto Junior College!  The morning session will be followed by an all college lunch on the West Campus Quad.  Department and Division meetings will be held in the afternoon.  Please RSVP for lunch by using the link provided above.

8:30a    Gathering and Continental Breakfast
9:00a    Welcome and Introductions
12:30p  Lunch - West Campus Quad
2:00p    Department and Division Meetings (FLEX #5100 - Division Meetings Only)

Please use THIS LINK to access the Thursday Activity Survey

*MJC Dream Network: UndocuAlly Training
East Campus - Forum 110
1:00p - 1:50p
In an effort to continue to develop a culture of support for undocumented students, an UndocuAlly training will be held for those interested in supporting and becoming allies to our undocumented student population. The training will discuss what it means to be undocumented, how to provide effective mentoring, and how to become an ally to better serve our undocumented students at MJC.

Adjunct Faculty Orientation and Dinner (FLEX #5126)
East Campus - Library Basement 55
5:30p-7:30p
Campus leadership from both faculty, classified professionals, 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. Human Resources will provide on-site Mobile Live Scan and TB forms for new hires who have yet to fulfill this portion of the new hire process.

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 5:30!

 

Friday, August 25th

MJC Success Stories: Celebrating Our Accomplishments and Planning the Future (FLEX #5127)
East Campus - Performing and Media Arts Center - Main Auditorium
Join us as we launch into the new school year!  The new YCCD Chancellor Henry Yong will participate in his first Institute Day with us as we celebrate accomplishments, meet new colleagues, and learn more about important initiatives. 

7:45a    Gathering and Continental Breakfast
8:30a    Program Begins
12:00p  Program Concludes
12:00p - 2:00p  YCCD Benefits Staff Answer Open Enrollment Questions - Auditorium Lobby

Please use THIS LINK to access the Friday Activity Survey

*Complete Your 2017 Program Review - Drop In and Appointment Assistance
East Campus Room TBA - Jenni Abbott presenter
12:00p-5:00p
Complete your 2017 Program Review! The Office of Institutional Effectiveness will be on hand to help you complete your department program review. If possible, please email Jenni Abbott (abbottj@mjc.edu) to RSVP--however, you may also come as a walk-in. Light snacks available.

Institute Day