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Welcome to Flex Week

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Fall 2021
Flex Week is Hybrid!


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How to Participate:

To attend a Flex Activity, click the Join Link below. No sign in sheets will be required for the workshops; attendance will be recorded based on the Zoom meeting report. Please make sure when you attend the Zoom meeting you are using your college e-mail address, and your full name is used in your profile to be included in the Zoom meeting report. After you attend a workshop, please fill out an evaluation form. Please fill out an evaluation form for each workshop you attend. 

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Evaluation Form



​​MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2021​​​
​The New Professional Development Gateway is now here and LIVE!
Monday, August 16, 2021
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

(via Zoom)

This new professional development tracking system is integrated with the CCC statewide system Vision Resource Center, now offering you even more opportunities. All at SAC, SCE, SCC and School of Continuing Education at SCC are welcomed. Come to this introductory workshop to learn how this system can:
• Provide you with a single place to access, register, track, and report on your professional development activities;
• Aid you in your PD efforts, making available to you thousands of learning modules from LinkedIn Learning (now offering Lynda content), Skillsoft, all of RSCCD, as well as other California Community Colleges;
• Help you join online communities to access information and resources that support your work individually, and as a college;
• Connect you with other California community colleges, so you can share information, ideas, and resources.

Register Here
Registration link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqcOurqT4tHNyPl-4NChixR7QZEGe-hiGW%E2%80%8B

Student Conduct and Discipline
Monday, August 16, 2021
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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(with Deisy Covarrubias via Zoom)

This session will review the Maxient Reporting process, review available reporting documents, and provide an overview of the Student Conduct and Discipline process. Join us and learn what to expect when you submit a Maxient Report.

Join Here
Zoom link:  https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97395435336

Self-Care: More Than a Healthy Diet
Monday, August 16, 2021
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

(with Melissa Campitelli-Smith and Vaness Jones via Zoom)

Please join us for a presentation on techniques that will help you take care of yourself in multiple areas, which includes strategies beyond physical health.​

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Join Here
Zoom link:  https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/99552406244

Teaching through a Trauma-Informed Lens
Monday, August 16, 2021
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


(with Jody Johnson, Regina Lamourelle, and Marianne Laney via Zoom)​

After recent events, faculty, staff, and students are still re-creating a new version of “normal.” This workshop will discuss questions such as: what do you bring to the classroom that may have an effect on your students’ success and, what are possible barriers to their success (and, perhaps, yours)? Introduction to ACES with an emphasis on strategic self-care for burnout management.

OWL Camera Training
Monday, August 16, 2021
1:00 p.m.

In-Person Training: SCC-133

Learn how to use the OWL Camera to make your in person classes accessible to those taking your class remotely.​


Inclusive Practices Post-Pandemic
Monday, August 16, 2021
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

(with Jody Johnson, Regina Lamourelle, and Marianne Laney via Zoom)​

Have you wondered why some students rise above challenges while others become derailed at the mere thought of discomfort? After recent events, many students are struggling to get back on track but are still distracted and disorganized. This workshop will discuss the brain’s response to perceived trauma and how we can support our students (and each other) on the path back to a new “normal.”

Join Here
Zoom link: 
 https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93715663371

What's Personality Got to Do With It?: How Temperament and Type Make a Difference
Monday, August 16, 2021
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


(with Christine Umali Kopp via Zoom)

During this session we will cover research related to temperament and type. Being more aware of our personality and how it shapes how we think, behave, and communicate can help support us to be more effective in both our personal and professional lives. In this session, you will explore your specific temperament and type and how you can use these insights to enhance your interactions with others. While not required, attendees are encouraged to complete the following free personality assessment online (and bring their results to the session): https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test. This session has a limit of forty attendees. Please RSVP to Christine Umali Kopp at umalikopp_christine@sccollege.edu

Join Here
Zoom link: 
 https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93924764512

Juggling Multiple Schedules while Teaching Remotely
Monday, August 16, 2021
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

(with Scott Sakamoto and Vanessa Jones via Zoom)​

Many instructors work at multiple schools. This is always a challenge, and in our current remote modality, the struggles have intensified. We plan to share our scheduling strategies, hear stories from others in the same boat, and maybe help all of us learn some techniques to cope with our current situation. Please join us for an informal discussion on the trials and tribulations of teaching remotely at several schools. Ironically, this session will be held remotely via Zoom. 

Join Here
Zoom link: 
 https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97706754361

Adjunct Chemistry Department Meeting
Monday, August 16, 2021
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

(Via Zoom)​
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2021 
Team Up with Learning Communities​
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


(with Kathy Silvey, Amy Freese, and Erika Gutierrez in H-118 and via Zoom)

If you are interested in starting a Learning Community in Fall 2022, come to our informative session and learn the who, what, where, why, and how of Learning Communities.

Join Here

Zoom link: 
  https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/96120853787

​Chemistry Department Meeting​
Tuesday, August 17, 2021​​
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

(Via Zoom)​
Building Support for Formerly Incarcerated Students at SCC​
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

(with Albert Alvano, Rosalba Hernandez, and Anacany Torres via Zoom)​

Please join us on how SCC can better support formerly incarcerated students. We will provide an overview of who these students are, the strengths they bring with them, and identify any obstacles they may face. Finally, we will also discuss topics critical to the success of these students. Presented by counselors from SCC’s Division of Continuing Education. 

Join Here
Zoom link: 
 https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/92137186910

Engage Learners: Beyond Best Practices
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


(with Kathy Silvey and Vanessa Jones via Zoom)

Please join us for a presentation on techniques and strategies to engage learners at every level by motivating them emotionally and personally as well as intellectually

Join Here
Zoom link: 
 https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95832822283

Advising Student Clubs and Organizations – Tips, Tricks, a​nd Policies ​​
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.


(with Robert Bustamante and Diana Casares in H-121)

Learn the ins and outs of advising a student organization at SCC, including relevant policies and procedures, tips for running successful activities, and advice on working with student leaders for organizational longevity. Please RSVP to Robert Bustamante: Bustamante_robert@sccollege.edu


​EEO Training
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

​This training will be conducted by Eileen O’Hare-Anderson, from Liebert, Cassidy, & Whitmore. It will focus on Title 5 regulations, EEO legislation, understanding and minimizing personal and implicit bias, and best practice in hiring. Registration will be processed online only. To register go to https://permission.click/w1r28/us Please register and log-in with your full name and district email in order to receive credit. Do not use Internet Explorer browser, as it may not be compatible.

​IMPORTANT NOTES about the EEO Training: It is important to note this training is not EEO Monitor training. If you are interested in serving as an EEO Monitor on a screening committee please contact Rene Beiza, Interim Director, Employment Services, Equity & Diversity at Beiza_Rene@rsccd.edu for details. 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

​Employees who anticipate they will be members on screening committees must have completed an EEO training within the previous two years prior to the date of the hiring committee meeting. If your last EEO expired or is about to expire, you will not be able to serve on a screening committee until you have completed a new training. If you need to check when you last completed EEO training please contact Rene Beiza, Interim Director, Employment Services, Equity & Diversity at Beiza_Rene@rsccd.edu Login information and materials will be emailed to registered district emails prior to the training. You must attend the entire workshop (3 hours) to receive credit. CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES - please coordinate with your supervisor and obtain permission prior to registering for the training MANAGERS: For an updated list of employees who attended EEO training please contact Rene Beiza, Interim Director, Employment Services, Equity & Diversity at Beiza_Rene@rsccd.edu
Remember 1918? Probably Not -- Until 2020. Reflections on How Our Present Influences Our Past​
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

(with Rachel Petrocelli and Scott Howell via Zoom)

Join a discussion with the historians, philosophers, and political scientists about how particular dates reflect what is important to us and how we live through moments of change. When do we gain historical perspective, are the traditional 30 years enough? How do we rediscover pivotal moments in history when generations before us have decided which historical moments we recognize? How do memory and history collide and align? Can each generation "change history?" What happens when we interpret the past through modern lenses? How do we navigate the complexity and subtleties of our own moment while recognizing those of time periods we are not part of?

Join Here
Zoom link: 
 https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95337279168
​​Guided Pathways Presents: Improving Learning by Providing Transparency, Part 1​
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

(with Cindy Swift and Angela Daneshmand via Zoom)

This workshop will explore how you can help your students understand how and why they are learning course content in particular ways. The topics include: (1) How to make your assignments more transparent with clear expectations; (2) How to make your classroom an effective learning community; (3) How to use exam results (or cognitive wrappers) to get students to think about their study habits and time management more deeply; And, (4) How to make your students aware of the difference between learn mode versus study, or get-it-done, mode.

Join Here
Zoom link: 
 https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/96991324723
Canva
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
3:00 p.m.-5​:00 p.m.

​Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, August 18, from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Adjunct Counseling Instructor Meeting​
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
6:00 p.m.-9​:00 p.m.

This workshop is an introduction to Canva, the free and easy-to-use web graphic designing tool for people with no background in design. Instructors will learn basic features that Canva offers to create graphics for their Canvas shells, flyers, presentations, etc.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpduGgqTsrHNVE0924W9-pXdt9hE0GbOiW

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

​​​​​​WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021 
SCC Academic Senate Retreat 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


(via Zoom)

Senate retreat for all current senators and interested faculty. 

Join Here
Zoom link:  https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93851710791

​Faculty Forum​
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

(via Zoom)

The Faculty Forum is an opportunity for faculty to gather and discuss the following topics: best practices; changes in federal, state, local policy; instructional resource allocation; innovative teaching methodologies; concerns regarding interference with academic freedom; and other items brought forth by faculty for faculty. If any faculty member has a topic of discussion, please email taylor_michael@sccollege.edu. An agenda will be sent to all faculty members prior to this event. 

Join Here
Zoom link:  https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97443718820

Guided Pathways Presents: Improving Learning by Providing Transparency, Part 2—Putting It All Together​
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

(with Cindy Swift and Angela Daneshmand via Zoom)

UNLV’s Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education project (TILTHigher Ed) has identified transparent, problem-centered instruction as a replicable intervention that significantly enhances students' success, with greater gains for historically underserved students. This workshop is a continuation of Tuesday's workshop. Faculty will have the opportunity to apply transparent principles to one of their assignments and receive valuable peer feedback. Please bring a digital copy of an assignment you would like to modify during this working session.

Join Here
Zoom link:  https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97491076251

Each Student Learns Differently: Helping These Differences Make the Difference in Your Classroom​​
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

(with Sharon Beal in H-119 and via Zoom) 

This session will go over instructional strategies to create a thriving environment for all learners in the classroom. We will discuss various learning talents that students present, as well as ways to work with these talents in classroom facilitations and assignments. 

Join Here
Zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93768573142

​Microsoft Power BI Pro​
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

(with Aaron Voelcker via Zoom)

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research has implemented a new data sharing platform called Microsoft Power BI. Through the support of District ITS, Microsoft Power BI Pro licenses have been purchased for all full-time faculty, administrators, and identified classified staff who regularly need access to institutional data. Come join us to learn about accessing and sharing data through this new, secure business intelligence platform. Contact Aaron Voelcker to see if this session is for you and to ensure you have the necessary Microsoft Power BI Pro license: voelcker_aaron@sccollege.edu. 

Join Here
Zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94027355566

OWL Camera Training
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
4:00 p.m.

In-Person Training: SCC-133

Learn how to use the OWL Camera to make your in person classes accessible to those taking your class remotely.


Adjunct Faculty Meeting for All Divisions: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business and Career Education; Counseling; Institutional Effectiveness, Library, and Learning Support Services; and Mathematics and Sciences ​
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

​This meeting is an option for those who are unable to attend the separate Division (all faculty) meetings.
​​​THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021 
Department Meetings
Thursday, August 19, 2021
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

ACE, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Astronomy, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Biology/Life Science, Time TBD
Business, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Counseling, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
DSPS, Time TBD
Earth Sciences Department, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Economics, Anthropology, and Geography, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Education, Time TBD
English, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
History, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Kinesiology, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Library and Information Studies, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Modern Languages, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Philosophy, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Psychology, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Physics, Physical Science, and Engineering, Time TBD
Reading, Time TBD
Political Science, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Ethnic Studies, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 
OWL Camera Training
Monday, August 16, 2021
9:00 a.m.

In-Person Training: SCC-133

Learn how to use the OWL Camera to make your in person classes accessible to those taking your class remotely.


Institutional Effectiveness, Library and Learning Support Services: All Faculty and Staff Division Meeting
Thursday, August 19, 2021
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

​Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division Department Chair Meeting
Thursday, August 19, 2021
3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

 (in H-113 and via Zoom)
​Mathematics and Sciences Division Department Chair and Coordinators Meeting
Thursday, August 19, 2021
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p​.m.

 (in SC-133 and via Zoom)​
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division Meeting for Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Members
Thursday, August 19, 2021
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p​.m.

​(in H-106 and via Zoom) 

Department meetings and locations will be announced at the Division meeting. Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, August 18th , from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. ​
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​Mathematics and Sciences Division Meeting for Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Members
Thursday, August 19, 2021
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p​.m.

 (in SC-105 and via Zoom)

Department meetings and locations will be announced at the Division meeting. Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, August 18th , from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.​

​Business and Career Education Meeting for All Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Members - Includes breakout sessions by program. 
Thursday, August 19, 2021
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p​.m.

Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, August 18th , from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
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Mathematics Adjunct Meeting
Thursday, August 19, 2021
6:30 p.m.-7:00 p​.m.

(via Zoom)

Note: Room SC-110 has been reserved for adjunct faculty who have attended the division meeting in person and need a place where they can log into the zoom meeting using their own devices.​​

​​​FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021 
​Mathematics Department Meeting
Friday, August 20, 2021
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

(via Zoom)
Annual Planning in eLumen ​
Friday, August 20, 2021
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

(with Aaron Voelcker via Zoom)

This session is for all department chairs, program facilitators, and program leads that are responsible for submitting annual plans for their respective units. Due to aging architecture, ITS has had to put the old Department Planning Portfolio portal out to pasture. Not to worry! We have a solution for annual planning within the eLumen ecosystem. Come join us to learn how to complete the new annual planning process, upload related resource requests, and link course, program, and institutional learning outcomes to your annual plans. Contact Aaron Voelcker to see if this session is for you and to ensure you have the necessary permissions within eLumen: voelcker_aaron@sccollege.edu.

Join Here
Zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/99885212358
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SCC Faculty and Staff Convocation with SCC President Pamela Ralston
Friday, August 20, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(in H-106 or in the gymnasium to accommodate social distancing requirements - and via Zoom) ​​​

​Communication Department Meeting
Friday, August 20, 2021
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

(via Zoom)



​​​​​​ON DEMAND ONLINE ​
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Self-paced Modules on Canvas​

Online ODEI Learning Modules (Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

The ODEI has developed online learning modules that cover concepts related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Topics include the following: culture and worldview, attitude formation, history of racism, and microaggressions, to name a few. Individuals can complete any of the available modules at their convenience. Each module will take approximately one hour. The modules are online; therefore, individuals can complete them any time at their convenience. 

Self-paced Training​

Tech Soft Skills: Effective Technical Communication:

Today's developers have numerous resources for learning the “hard" skills required to succeed in a technical role, but many are missing the soft skills required to excel in their careers. This course focuses on one of the most important: communication. Learn how to work with a diverse team, with different knowledge, backgrounds, and perspectives, and figure out which aspects of communication you can automate and which need a more personal touch. Instructor Annyce Davis covers how to establish standards and processes, work and communicate as a team, hold effective meetings in an agile workspace, and handle common challenges to communication—from communicating across cultures to communicating across time zones. The skills you develop in this course will help you become a more effective technical communicator and take the next step in your career. How to access this training:


https://cccpln.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/course/5d4506c0-dbb4-4e46-b5fa-ba19d1146014

Self-paced Training

Interpersonal Communication:

Communicating effectively isn't an innate talent that some people have and others don't. It's something that anyone can learn and practice. In this course, learn strategies that can help you hone and master your interpersonal communication skills. Join personal branding and career expert Dorie Clark as she shares techniques for getting your message across effectively in the workplace, and explains how to tackle potential communication challenges with your colleagues and supervisor. She also discusses how to grapple with tricky situations, taking you through how to handle interruptions, respond to critical feedback, and communicate across cultures. How to access this training: https://cccpln.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/course/914144f6-16dd-4482-b1b3-f84e68510252
Self-paced Training

Business Writing Principles:

Discover the secrets to effective business writing and crafting messages that others want to read and act on. Judy Steiner-Williams, senior lecturer at Kelley School of Business, introduces you to the 10 Cs of strong business communication and provides you with before-and-after writing samples that give you the opportunity to apply each principle and sharpen your communication skills. Judy also points out common grammar and writing mistakes and shares special considerations for formats like emails and reports. How to access this training: https://cccpln.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/course/8df246b6-40ef-48ea-b8a4-3d1a7917db94

Self-paced Training

Implementing Creative Feedback the Win-Win Way:

Learn how to make constructive use of feedback to make work interactions better and improve projects. Roger S. H. Schulman, best known for writing the movie Shrek, takes a lighthearted approach to sharing valuable insight about how professionals can interact with decision makers to create win-win situations. This real-world and humorous course can be utilized by business, tech, and creative professionals to promote harmony and improve projects. Roger offers tips and techniques for navigating the common but sometimes difficult waters of receiving feedback, including how to be open to criticism and closed to bad ideas without ruffling feathers. Plus, learn how to efficiently implement notes by treating them as what they are: creative desires, not detailed marching orders. How to access this training: https://cccpln.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/course/7384b606-8ab6-4df8-9c46-e02115d01b2c


​Self-paced Webinars

Nurturing and Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar Series: This curriculum holds a series of webinars based on nurturing an anti-racist campus culture, shown below:

10 Trainings

  • VIDEONurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar: Pre-Reflection
  • VIDEONurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar: Welcome
  • VIDEONurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar: Context
  • VIDEONurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar: Dr. Keith Curry, President of Compton College
  • VIDEONurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar: Stephen Kodur, President, Student Senate
  • VIDEONurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar: Dolores Davison, President, Academic Senate
  • VIDEONurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar: Dr. Cynthia Olivo Chief Student Services Officers Association, Vice President of Student Services, Pasadena City College
  • VIDEONurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar: Denise Apuzzo, Senior Program Specialist, Outreach and Financial Aid, Gavilan College
  • VIDEONurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar: Dr. Eric Ramones, Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, West Valley-Mission Community
  • VIDEONurturing an Anti-Racist Campus Culture Webinar: Linda Wah, Trustee, Pasadena Area Community College District

 

How to access these trainings: https://cccpln.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/curriculum/27cc3a31-7bf8-4f7d-bd9a-094202587633

Self-paced Webinar

Employing Equity-Minded and Culturally-Affirming Teaching Practices in Virtual Learning Communities:

This is a recording of the free CORA webinar of March 26th featuring Dr. Luke Wood and Dr. Frank Harris entitled “Employing Equity-Minded and Culturally-Affirming Teaching and Learning Practices in Virtual Learning Communities.” The unanticipated transition from face-to-face to online courses in response to COVID-19 presents a substantial challenge for many community college faculty, particularly those who have worked to create a teaching and learning environment that prioritizes equity and equity-mindedness. In this webinar, Drs. Frank Harris III and J. Luke Wood present some salient trends and issues that complicate the experiences of diverse community college learners in online courses and propose equity-minded teaching and learning strategies for faculty teaching online courses. This webinar is free to the public and is hosted by the Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA). How to access this webinar: https://cccpln.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/video/c9c4e472-3163-49b7-967e-1a3815ed3d0b