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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spring 2022 Flex Week 

​Spring 2022 Flex Week is Hybrid. Please use the calendar below to view scheduled events and workshops. 
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​Monday, January 31, 2022
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.What's Personality Got to Do with It?: How Temperament and Type Make a Difference (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. This session has a limit of forty attendees.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Spotlight on Student Support Services: The Writing​​ Center (with Maureen Roe -- via Zoom) Come hear about the many services provided for our student​​s in the beautiful campus Writing Center, including workshops, one-on-one conferences, and SNACKS! Also, let us know what the center can do to further assist your students across disciplines for various writing assignments and projects.​​ 

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.That's Not What I Meant!: Navigating through Miscommunication and Conflict (with Christine Umali Kopp -- via Zoom) Effective social interactions require that we be aware of how we express ourselves, interpret others, and deal with conflict. During this session we'll discuss some common pitfalls we experience when communicating with others. We'll also examine our tendencies along with considerations for more effective strategies when it comes to responding to conflict.

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Peer Review: Editing the Appearance, Voice, and Policies in Your Syllabus (with Sara Gonzalez -- via Zoom) Don't you hate it when you find a typo in your syllabus after you've already shared it with your students? Don't you wish your students would remember the equitable policies you've stated in your syllabus? Then, this workshop is for you! Please join and assist some of your fellow faculty in an important aspect of the writing process: peer review! Participants will share their syllabus via Zoom for approximately 10 minutes and receive helpful feedback on the syllabi's appearance, voice, and policies. Space is limited, so please “save your seat" by RSVPing to Sara Gonzalez at gonzalez_sara@sccollege.edu.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022​
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Spotlight on Student Support Services: The Writing​​ Center (with Maureen Roe -- via Zoom) Come hear about the many services provided for our student​​s in the beautiful campus Writing Center, including workshops, one-on-one conferences, and SNACKS! Also, let us know what the center can do to further assist your students across disciplines for various writing assignments and projects.​​ 
 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 
EEO Training-1 / Basic (with Narges Rabii -- via Zoom) The Office of Diversity is conducting EEO Training for all RSCCD employees. EEO Training (EEO-1) is required of all personnel who wish to serve on a hiring committee.
This training will be three hours long and is valid for two years. Please plan accordingly as you will receive credit for attendance if:

  • You arrive on time
  • Stay for the entire training session
  • Actively participate in the training, breakout sessions, and polling
  • Complete the survey at the end
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

X-Factor for Chairs (with Mark Smith -- in H-119 and via Zoom) Let's discuss the policy and procedure of X-Factor for Chairs that must be submitted every spring.​

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Physics, Physical Science, and Engineering Department Meeting (with Cindy Swift via Zoom)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Benefits of Union Membership (with Kelvin Leeds from FARSCCD -- via Zoom) Learn about the numerous benefits and savings from your membership with FARSCCD and CTA.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Learning Communities (with Amy Freese, Erika Gutierrez, and Kathy Silvey -- via Zoom) If you are interested in teaching in a Learning Community or plan to teach in a Learning Community in Spring or Fall 2022, please attend to be certain that your Learning Community is included on the schedule and promoted on campus and beyond.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Biology Department Meeting (with Denise Foley and Mark Smith -- in SC-130 and via Zoom?) This meeting will cover department procedures, SLOs, and other business items.

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Financial Aid and Scholarship 101 (with Sabrina Evans and Alex Vega -- via Zoom) Learn the basics of the financial aid application and scholarship application process. Frequently asked questions will be covered! Registration and a pre-session survey required. 

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Best Practices on How to Create and Sustain an Equitable, Trauma-sensitive Course and Classroom
(with Jody Johnson, Regina Lamourelle, and Marianne M. Laney -- via Zoom) As we prepare for the upcoming semester, incorporating intentional practices at the outset can create a resilience focused environment and success centered practices. Topics of discussion include: how trauma and stress affect brain functioning and learning, considerations for success-oriented course design, methods of instruction, multiple forms of representation, grading policies and practices, anti-bias instruction, and inclusion of all learners. 

1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Advising Student Clubs and Organizations (with Robert Bustamante -- in H-118 and via OWL/Zoom) Interested in getting more involved with student life on campus? Consider advising a student club! Students need passionate club advisors in order to pursue their extracurricular interests. Participants will learn important information regarding how to start and manage a student club, as well as tips on organizing activities and maintaining compliance with SCC policies. 

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Chemistry Department Meeting (with Nahla El Said via Zoom)

2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. 

FERPA 101 (with Tuyen Nguyen and Scott James -- via Zoom) This presentation will provide information about FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) for faculty. It will cover the following:

  • Basic concepts of FERPA
  • Posting Grades
  • Emailing with, and about, students
  • Writing recommendation letters
  • Speaking with (helicopter) parents
  • Administrators requesting student information
  • Q&A

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Finding Ways to Better Serve Our Students (with Denise Foley and Joyce Wagner -- via Zoom) Have you noticed areas where students struggle and have long wanted to try something new? Have you seen practices at other institutions that you think would benefit our students? Do you have creative, outside-the-box ideas but keep running into a wall because you aren't sure if you had the time, support, or resources to move forward? Please join us as we prepare to launch our SCC Pathway's Success Teams. We want to tap into your experience and expertise in whatever areas you serve our students to gather strategies and find ways to support changes that would make SCC a better institution. 

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Education Department Meeting (with Amy Freese via Zoom)
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.Adjunct Counseling Instructor Meeting - Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, February 2nd, from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

 Geosciences Department Meeting (with Angela Daneshmand -- off campus location)
 

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.SCC Academic Senate Retreat (with Craig Rutan via Zoom) Training and information for senators and all interested faculty. 

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Mathematics and Sciences Division Department Chair and Coordinators Meeting (in SC-226 and via Zoom)
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.Finding Ways to Better Serve Our Students (with Denise Foley and Joyce Wagner -- via Zoom) Have you noticed areas where students struggle and have long wanted to try something new? Have you seen practices at other institutions that you think would benefit our students? Do you have creative, outside-the-box ideas but keep running into a wall because you aren't sure if you had the time, support, or resources to move forward? Please join us as we prepare to launch our SCC Pathway's Success Teams. We want to tap into your experience and expertise in whatever areas you serve our students to gather strategies and find ways to support changes that would make SCC a better institution.  

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Chemistry Department Meeting for Adjunct Professors (with Nahla El Said via Zoom)

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

EEO-2 Training / Advanced for EEO Monitors (with Narges Rabii -- via Zoom) EEO-2 is advanced training that will certify you to serve as a monitor on hiring committees. EEO-1 is a prerequisite. This training will be two hours long and is valid for two years. Please plan accordingly as you will receive credit for attendance if:

  • You arrive on time
  • Stay for the entire training session
  • Actively participate in the training, breakout sessions, and polling
  • Complete the survey at the end
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Reading Department Meeting (with Amy Freese via Zoom)
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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 (via Zoom) This meeting is an option for those who are unable to attend the separate Division (all faculty) meetings.

Thursday, February 3, 2022
 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

SCC Faculty and Staff Convocation, Part I (with SCC President Dr. Pamela Ralston -- virtual)

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.SCC Faculty and Staff Convocation, Part II: SCC Pathways Success Team Launch (via Zoom) Following Convocation, everyone will participate in a breakout session. Participants will be assigned to an SCC Pathway breakout room. During this working session, each group will review information about the students in that Pathway,  brainstorm, and prioritize short-term and long-term activities and goals centered on student success. We value the input and experience of everyone as we work to expand our SCC Pathway Success Teams this spring. See the Guided Pathways webpage for more information on the currently approved SCC Pathways.
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.History Department Meeting for Adjunct Faculty (with Rachel Petrocelli via Zoom)
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.Institutional Effectiveness, Library and Learning Support Services Faculty and Staff Division Meeting (in L-219)
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.Mathematics and Sciences Division Meeting for Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Members (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, February 2nd, from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Psychology Department Meeting - Full Time Faculty (with Christine Umali Kopp -- via Zoom) This meeting is for full-time faculty in the Psychology Department.
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.History Department Meeting for Full Time Faculty (with Rachel Petrocelli via Zoom)
2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Library and Information Studies Department Meeting (with Seth Daugherty in L-219)

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division Department Chair Meeting (in H-113 and via Zoom)

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Mathematics Adjunct Meeting (with Veselka Danova via Zoom) Please note: room SC-110 will be reserved for adjunct faculty who choose to attend the Mathematics and Sciences Division meeting (scheduled right before the Mathematics Adjunct Meeting) in person and need a place where they can log into the zoom meeting using their own devices.

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Political Science Department Meeting (with Nooshan Shekarabi via Zoom)
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division Meeting for Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Members (in H-106 and via Zoom) Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, February 2nd, from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Division and Department Meetings for Adjunct Faculty: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division – Department meetings and locations will be announced at the Division meeting. Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, February 2nd, from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Psychology Department Meeting – Adjunct Faculty (with Christine Umali Kopp -- via Zoom) This meeting is for adjunct faculty in the Psychology Department.

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.Modern Languages Department - Adjunct Faculty Meeting (with Lourdes Fajardo -- via Zoom)

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.Business and Career Education Meeting for All Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Members - Includes breakout sessions by program. Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, February 2nd, from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

​Friday, February 4, 2022 ​​​

8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Department Meetings
ACE, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Astronomy, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (with Morrie Barembaum via Zoom)
Business, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (with Stephen Deeley via Zoom)
Communication, 9:00 a.m. (with Tara Kubicka-Miller via Zoom)
Counseling, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
DSPS, Time TBD
Economics and Anthropology, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (with Alex Taber in H-228)
English, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (with Corinna Evett via Zoom)
Kinesiology, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Mathematics, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (with Scott Sakamoto)
Modern Languages, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (with Lourdes Fajardo via Zoom)
Philosophy, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (with Marcelo Pimintel)
Sociology, Women's Studies, and Ethnic Studies, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (with Tiff Gause)

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Teach Students How to Learn: A Workshop Based on Saundra McGuire's Book of the Same Name (with Angela Daneshmand and Cindy Swift -- in SC-103) In this workshop, faculty will learn about strategies they can incorporate into any course--including online instruction--to improve student metacognition, study skills, and motivation. Reading Teach Students How to Learn by Saundra McGuire will give a great starting point on the importance of metacognition in the classroom. We will build on this foundational concept and present additional examples. Attendees will participate in both small and large group discussions and activities, collaborate with colleagues, and develop an action plan for improving student success in their classroom. Please contact Angela Daneshmand (Daneshmand_Angela@sccollege.edu) to obtain a copy of Saundra McGuire's book prior to attending the workshop.