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Institute Day

Please contact Amy Bethel if you would like a lunch at Institute Day and did not previously RSVP.  Thank you.  bethela@mjc.edu

 

Fall 2016 Institute Week

Tuesday, August 23rd

Moving from Blackboard to Canvas     (FLEX #5122)    
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
9 am to 3 pm
Library Basement, Room 10

This training is for faculty who use Blackboard and are preparing to convert to Canvas. Space is limited to the first twenty who sign up on this Google form

Facilitator: Michael Smedshammer, Instructional Design Coordinator

Wednesday, August 24th

Using Canvas on Campus: Grade Book, Syllabus, and Handouts     (FLEX #5123)
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
10:30 am to Noon
Library Basement, Room 10
 
In this workshop, Mike will show faculty how to enhance their on-campus courses with Canvas. He will cover the Canvas grade book as well as how to upload handouts such as the course syllabus.  Space is limited to 15 people per session.

Facilitator: Michael Smedshammer, Instructional Design Coordinator
 

Security Training     (FLEX #5124)             
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
10:30 am to Noon
CAT Building, Room 218

Facilitator:John Black, Campus Safety 
 

Using Canvas on Campus: Grade Book, Syllabus, and Handouts     (FLEX #5125)      
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
1:30 to 3 pm
Library Basement, Room 10
 
In this workshop, Mike will show faculty how enhance their on-campus courses with Canvas. He will cover the Canvas grade book as well as how to upload handouts such as the course syllabus.  Space is limited to 15 people per session.
 
Facilitator: Michael Smedshammer, Instructional Design Coordinator
 
 
ASMJC Club Advisor Training     (FLEX #5126)     
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
1:30 to 3 pm
CAT Building, Room 218
 
Facilitator: Megan Lee, ASMJC
 
 
CEOP (MJC) /NIMS (federal)/SIMS (State) Training     (FLEX #5127)
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
1 pm to 5 pm
CAT Building, Room 116

Mandatory, within one year of employment, for all new YCCD employees to complete state, federal and emergency operations plan disaster training.  Four separate modules will be offered during the four-hour session.  If you cannot stay for the full four hours, complete what you can and we will work with you to make up the other modules.  Training is offered at the start of each semester.  No need to RSVP!

 
  • 1st Module:  California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) (35 minutes):  An overview of all four modules followed by SEMS training (for disasters). 
 
  • 2nd Module:  National Incident Management System (NIMS) (40 minutes):  Established after the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001; learn about the national NIMS management tool for disaster planning, response and recovery. 
 
  • 3rd Module:  Incident Command System (ICS) (90 minutes):  The ICS manages an incident from planning to recovery.  Training includes language that police and fire departments use nationwide when responding to an incident so that employees can better interact with first responders assisting us on campus.
 
  • 4th Module:  CEOP Orientation (75 minutes):  Apply what you learned in the first three modules to our experience at the college and better prepare yourself and your family per the “all hazards” approach. 


Facilitator: Lloyd Jackson, Campus Safety
 

Thursday, August 25th

BIT/Mental Health Training     (FLEX #5128) 
Thursday, August 25, 2016
9am to 10:20 am
CAT Building, Room 218
 
Facilitator: Lonita Cordova, Veterans Services Coordinator/DSPS Counselor
 
Assessment/eLumen     (FLEX #5129)
Thursday, August 25, 2016
9am to 10:20 am
Library Basement, Room 55
 
Facilitators: Curtis Martin, Academic Senate President & Nita Gopal, Professor Literature and Language Arts
 
Using Canvas on Campus: Grade Book, Syllabus, and Handout     (FLEX #5130)         
Thursday, August 25, 2016
10:30 to Noon
Library Basement, Room 10
 
In this workshop, Mike will show faculty how enhance their on-campus courses with Canvas. He will cover the Canvas grade book as well as how to upload handouts such as the course syllabus.  Space is limited to 15 people per session.
 
Facilitator: Michael Smedshammer, Instructional Design Coordinator, MJC
 

Accreditation Update     (FLEX #5131)  CANCELLED  CANCELLED      
Thursday, August 25, 2016
10:30 to Noon
Library Basement, Room 55

Facilitator: Brenda Thames, Vice President of Instruction
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

 

New Faculty Orientation: Knowing Your Contract     (FLEX 5132)
Thursday, August 25, 2016
10:30 to Noon
YFA Faculty Lounge (next to YFA Office)

Facilitator: Jim Sahlman, President of the Yosemite Faculty Association
 
 
Student Equity, Success, Support, and Service: The Changing MJC Landscape     (FLEX #5133)
Thursday, August 25, 2016
1:30 to 2:50 pm
**ROOM CHANGED TO CAT 218**
Facilitator: James Todd, Vice President of Student Services

Using Canvas on Campus: Grade Book, Syllabus, and Handouts     (FLEX #5134)   
Thursday, August 25, 2016
3 pm to 4:30 pm
Library Basement, Room 10
 
In this workshop, Mike will show faculty how enhance their on-campus courses with Canvas. He will cover the Canvas grade book as well as how to upload handouts such as the course syllabus.  Space is limited to 15 people per session.

Facilitator: Michael Smedshammer, Instructional Design Coordinator
 
Educational Master Plan Update     (FLEX #5135)        
Thursday, August 25, 2016
3 pm to 4:30 pm
Library Basement, Room 55
 
Facilitator: Brenda Thames, Vice President of Instruction
 
YFA General Meeting
Thursday, August 25, 2016
3 pm to 4:30 pm
CAT Building, Room 218
 
Facilitator: Jim Sahlman, President of the Yosemite Faculty Association

Part-time Faculty Orientation (for new part-time faculty)     (FLEX # 5137)      
Thursday, August 25, 2016
6 pm to 7:30 pm
CAT Building, Room 116
 
Facilitator: Curtis Martin, Academic Senate president, Jim Sahlman, YFA President
 

Institute Day - Friday, August 26, 2016

7:45am       Gathering in PAC Main Auditorium Lobby for Light Refreshments
8:30am       Welcome, Updates, New Staff Introductions, Awards
                   (FLEX #5138 - 8:30am-2:30pm)
9:45am       Keynote Speaker Kimberly Papillon (Part 1 - see below for preview)
11:45am     Lunch Break (lunch provided)
12:15pm     Keynote Speaker Kimberly Papillon (Part 2)
2:30pm       Division and Department Meetings
                   (FLEX #5100 - 2:30pm-4:00pm)

Keynote Presentation

The Neuroscience of Decision-Making in Higher Education:
Excellence, Accuracy and Impartiality

In this highly interactive presentation, participants will explore emerging research in neuroscience and how it affects the way we lead, teach, network and advance in stressful, diverse and complex environments. Brain imaging and decision-making studies will be used to explain how we react to students, colleagues and policies. The audience will explore how unconscious and physiological processes affect our assessments of intelligence, veracity, threat, and competence. Neuroscience research will be used to explain how we solve problems as well as what motivates us, scares us and fools us. fMRI studies will be used to reveal how we educate and motivate students. The presentation will explore how educational practices can all be helped or hurt by unconscious processes and preferences, and participants will identify ways to increase fairness guided by science.

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Kimberly Papillon, Esq.

Kimberly Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of decision-making in law, education, business and medicine. She has served as regular faculty at the National Judicial College since 2005. She has spoken to colleges nationwide on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making.

She has provided presentations to the judges of the High Court of New Zealand, the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, the U.S. National Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal, the D.C. Court of Appeals, the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit and the Tenth Circuit, and numerous other national judicial organizations. She has delivered lectures to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the United States Department of Justice, the United States Department of Education, and to judges in over twenty states.

Kimberly has a BA degree from U.C. Berkeley and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law.