• Fall In-Service 2023

  • Schedule and Information

    Genuine Connections, Positive Outcomes

    Employees can find Zoom links to all sessions by clicking here.

    Helpful Resources

    Online Learning Team
    Get help with classes that are online, hybrid or remote and the technologies associated with them, including Blackboard, Kaltura (multimedia), Zoom and more.

    Service Desk
    The IT Service Desk provides many services for MHCC faculty/staff, students and visitors. It is the point of contact for all computer support requests relating to hardware, software and networking issues.
    Service Request Form

    Tuesday, Sept. 19

    Adult CPR/AED/First Aid sessions

    Facilitator: Corey Sippel
    This First Aid/CPR/AED course equips students with the knowledge necessary to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies.
    In-person location: Maximum capacity per session: 8 people. Pre-registration required.

    Choose one:

    • Pre-register for Adult CPR/AED/First Aid Session 1 (8:30 a.m. – Noon)
    • Pre-register for Adult CPR/AED/First Aid Session 1 (1 – 4:30 p.m.)
    Wednesday, Sept. 20

    Coffee/Tea - Employee Welcome – In person 8 – 8:45 a.m.

    Facilitators: President’s Office, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Teaching and Learning Center, People Strategies Council. Join your colleagues for coffee and pastries outside the theater to kick off in-service and celebrate the start of a new academic year.

    Location: Outside the MHCC Theater – AC2147

    8:45 – 9 a.m.

    Convocation – In person
    9 – 10:30 a.m.
    Dr. Lisa Skari

    Location: MHCC Theater - AC2147.

    10:30 – 11 a.m.

    Keynote: What a Coach can Teach a Teacher – In person
    11a.m. – Noon

    Speaker: Rashad Norris

    rashad norris

    Rashad C. Norris is founder of Relevant Engagement Consulting 501c3 and Relevant Engagement LLC. He received his BA in Marketing Communication with a Minor in English from the University of Puget Sound where he also played basketball. He earned his Master’s in Public Administration from Evergreen State College. As the founder of Relevant Engagement Consulting LLC, he partners with State of Washington (DYHS) Department of Child, Youth and Families Services Community, Reentry and Parole Programs Juvenile Rehabilitation by conducting culturally relevant healing sessions with incarcerated teens as a part of the youth's re-entry process. In addition to his work, he has extensive experience in creating black and brown male engagement programs and services and providing proven youth of color engaging strategies. He has been asked to lead workshop sessions for professional development with teachers and administrators from local and state school districts regarding student engagement practices. Rashad also delivers motivational presentations that uplift young people in the community through keynote addresses, seminars, professional development workshops, and conference presentations to adults working in the education system. He has a proven track record and history of being called to inform, teach, and put into practice the work that he has created to help him engage effectively using DEI+I content. He possesses a Social Justice, Anti-Racist, and Equity minded approach that has gifted him the ability, creativity, and communication style to create spaces for authentic dialogue and tangible outcomes that reaches diverse audiences.

    Teaching has become a word and ability that has been tossed around often that leads to relationships that lack consistency and relevant guidance. In the Keynote session, Brother Rashad will walk us through conversations and exercises that will highlight Coaching techniques and highlight personal skill sets that each of us have that we should be able to skillfully teach students/young people, and see their progression all the way through. There are pockets of individuals that Colleges may not be aware of and campuses should be welcoming and safe for new "players" to feel accepted from all diverse backgrounds. Are you able to coach students to be at their best? Rashad will talk about the work that he is doing with young men who are incarcerated in the WA State system. Presentation will include culturally relevant strategies, programming and most importantly culturally relevant engagement tools. Be ready to be vulnerable and open to constructive conversations and feedback.

    Location: MHCC Theater - AC2147.

    All-Staff BBQ
    Noon – 1 p.m.

    This event kicks off the annual staff giving campaign. Faculty and staff know first-hand that MHCC students need assistance in reaching their educational goals. Contributions to the MHCC Foundation provide support for programs and scholarships that make a positive impact on student success. In appreciation of your support, your donations will automatically enter you in prize drawings at the BBQ and weekly drawings until October 20. Learn more at https://mhcc.edu/Staff-Giving-Campaign

    *If you are currently enrolled in monthly payroll giving, you are automatically entered in the prize drawings. We hope you will consider increasing your monthly gift and or adding a gift to another fund of your choice.

    Location: Vista Café AC2002

    Wednesday Elective Sessions (Choose One)
    1 -2 p.m.

    Integrated Pest Management and Hazard Communication – In person

    Facilitator: Corey Sippel
    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training equips participants with strategies to manage pests using environmentally friendly methods. It emphasizes prevention, monitoring, and control to minimize reliance on harmful chemicals. This training covers identifying pests, understanding their lifecycles, and implementing targeted solutions like biological controls and habitat modification. Hazard communication is crucial in IPM, as it involves handling pesticides safely. Training on hazard communication ensures workers understand chemical risks, proper usage, storage, and disposal. It educates them about Safety Data Sheets (SDS), labeling, and emergency procedures. IPM training and hazard communication foster a safer environment by reducing chemical exposure, promoting sustainable practices, and safeguarding human health and ecosystems.

    Location: AC1710 (maximum capacity: 100 people)

    Using the MHCC Equity Lens Tool – Hybrid
    Facilitator: Traci Simmons
    This session will help participants familiarize themselves with why, when, and how to use the college’s adopted equity lens tool. As stated in our strategic plan, consistent use of the tool is necessary to forward the goals of the plan. College decisions, resource allocations, policies, and procedures can all be assessed with equity in mind, yet we must all be well-equipped to use the tool effectively. Participants will be provided some resources and strategies for usage back to their respective areas.

    In-person location: AC1005 (maximum in-person capacity: 84 people)

    RSI (Regular and Substantive Interaction) in Online Courses: Why it matters - Hybrid
    Join Online Learning and let's tackle the pressing questions around RSI. What is it? Why is it required? How can faculty self-assess their online courses to know if they are already meeting the federal requirements for RSI?

    Facilitator: Eric Prochaska
    In-person location: AC2755 (maximum in-person capacity: 40 people)

    New Student Onboarding Process Improvements - Hybrid
    Facilitators: Matt Farina and Dawn Sallee-Justensen
    Admissions & Advising: new general admission application and new student advising assignment process.

    MHCC is moving to a new admissions application. This session will walk through the ways in which the new application will impact college advising and the 1st-year student experience and lead to more positive student outcomes.

    In-person location: TLC AC2553 (maximum in-person capacity: 30 people)

    Gallery Walk for Introducing Class Topics/Concepts – In person
    Facilitator: Daina Hardisty
    The Gallery Walk is a powerful, student-centered teaching/learning tool that can be used both as an assessment and as an introduction to the topic /concepts of the week. It is a way of making concepts more engaging because it involves active kinesthetic learning by the students. No sleeping students here! Students work in groups and have discussions during the activity but without penalties that some group work can imply. For larger classes repeats can be utilized. By the time all of the groups have circulated through the "gallery" they have, as a class, compiled a more thorough "discussion" without a whole-class discussion. There are many variations that can be utilized and personalized for almost every instructor's class.

    Location: AC1610 (maximum capacity: 40 people)

    Race: The Big Picture - Hybrid
    Facilitators: Elizabeth Milliken and Janet Campbell
    Join political scientist Janet Campbell and historian Elizabeth Milliken for a broad overview of how categories of race evolved in America and its effect on the current power structure of society.

    In-person location: AC2653 (maximum in-person capacity: 40 people)

    Serving Student Veterans – In person
    Facilitator: Joshua Ray + Veterans Services Team
    In 2022-23, 416 students self-identified as military-connected at MHCC. Get introduced to the team within the gold status-winning Veterans Services Office for “Military-Friendly Schools” at MHCC and discuss how to utilize this team to enhance your support, referrals, and insights into serving our student Veterans.

    Location: AC1152 Veterans Lounge (maximum capacity: 20 people)

    Adult CPR/AED/First Aid (1 – 5 p.m.; note that this class lasts 4 hours; pre-registration required)
    Facilitator: Amanda Shelton
    This First Aid/CPR/AED course equips students with the knowledge necessary to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies.

    In-person location: Maximum capacity: 20 people, pre-registration required.

    2 – 2:30 p.m.

    FTFA New Faculty Orientation
    2:30 – 5 p.m.

    Please consult with your group for details

    PFTA Classroom Observation Training - Zoom
    2:30 – 5 p.m.
    Facilitators: Sara Rivara
    This updated training covers how to use a strength-based approach to classroom observations. Topics covered include observing multi-modal classrooms, culturally responsive teaching, and best practices to help your colleagues grow in their teaching practices. While this training is required for anyone who wants or is required to observe Part Time faculty as part of the evaluation process and who has yet to participate in past trainings, we welcome folks who might have been trained in the past to join in this updated approach to classroom observation.

    Thursday, Sept. 21

    Marketing 101 - Hybrid
    9 – 9:30 a.m.
    Facilitator: Megan Nugent
    The marketing team at MHCC is new. Come to this session, meet the team, learn how to submit marketing projects and find out all the tools the team has at their disposal to help you get the word out on your program or project!

    Location: AC1005 (maximum in-person capacity: 84 people)

    9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

    Choose one

    Website Update and Social Media Process - Hybrid
    9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
    Facilitator: Megan Nugent
    In this hour-long split session learn about the new process implemented by marketing to launch new programmatic MHCC social media accounts. In the other half of the session meet the Website Leadership team, learn about any updates to the project, find out the launch timeline and ask your questions!

    Location: AC1005 (maximum in-person capacity: 84 people)

    Accreditation 101 - Hybrid
    9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

    Facilitator: Sergey Shepelov
    Unlocking Excellence: Navigating the Accreditation Journey – Join us for an engaging exploration into the world of accreditation and discover how it can help shape excellence in all our work!

    Location: AC1001

    10:45 – 11 a.m.

    Roadmap to Learning Outcome Assessment – Zoom
    11 a.m. - noon

    Facilitator: Georgia Portuondo
    MHCC is committed to providing opportunities that enrich the learning experiences and the lives of our students. Outcome assessment is the vital feedback mechanism you can use to ensure the success of those learning experiences. Join us as we help you master MHCC's outcome assessment system. Gain insight into how MHCC outcomes relate to one another, and to your own teaching objectives. You won't want to miss this session as we'll provide you with all the tools, resources and assessment dates you need to plan out your assessment for 2023-24.

    Location: AC 1610 will be set up to watch the Zoom presentation if you would prefer to watch in company rather than in your office.

    Ice Cream Social (Bring Your Own Lunch)
    Noon – 1 p.m.

    Location: Vista Dining (AC2000)
    Bring your own lunch and join your colleagues for conversation and a chance to meet new members of the MHCC family. Free ice cream will be provided.

    Thursday Elective Sessions (Choose One)
    1 -2 p.m.

    Blood Borne Pathogens Training (Includes Students) – In person
    Facilitator: Corey Sippel
    Bloodborne pathogens training educates individuals on preventing the spread of infectious microorganisms found in blood. This training covers proper handling of contaminated materials, usage of personal protective equipment, and safe disposal methods. It aims to minimize the risk of exposure to diseases like HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C by promoting awareness and adherence to strict safety protocols. Through comprehensive instruction, individuals learn to safeguard themselves and others while working in environments where exposure to bloodborne pathogens is possible, such as healthcare, emergency response, and other high-risk settings.

    Location: AC1710 (maximum capacity 100 people)

    The Mighty Hybrid - Hybrid
    Facilitators: Janet Campbell and Online Learning
    Join a panel of faculty and online learning folks to explore the wonders and struggles of the hybrid model. The key topics include: What is the best use of classroom time? What multi-modal tools are available to access content? How can some of the pitfalls of the hybrid model be addressed? After a brief discussion of instructor hybrid strategies, Q and A will follow.

    In-person location: AC2653 (maximum in-person capacity: 40 people)

    State Funding Distribution Formula Update: Student Support and Success Funding – In person
    Facilitator: Jennifer DeMent
    In June, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) adopted rules to change how state funding is distributed to Oregon’s 17 community colleges. The change redirects an increasing percentage of state funding from enrollment to equitable student success. This session will help attendees understand all elements of the new distribution model, which can guide policy decisions that support priority student populations and incentivize progression and completion.

    In-person location: AC1005 (maximum capacity: 84 people)

    Short Indoor Challenge Course – In person
    Facilitator: Josh Stratman
    Here is your chance to get moving and build connections with your colleagues. Join Josh Stratman as he leads you through a variety of team building obstacles/games and challenges you with problem-solving initiatives. In this session you will find yourself balancing on beams, riding a giant A-frame, and walking on planks!

    Location: Must pre-register

    Race: Where We Live – In person
    Facilitator: Naomi Abrahams
    Join sociologist Naomi Abrahams for an interactive session called "Where we live”. Explore the construction of race in land ownership and housing policy in Oregon's history. Find out how racial history has influenced where you live. (This session will also be available on Friday).

    Location: AC1451 – computer lab (maximum capacity: 28)

    Academic Program Plan – Zoom
    Facilitator: Pete Szucs
    Academic Program Plan Update: This session will provide the campus with an update on the 10-year Academic Program Plan (APP) that was drafted last year. Come and learn about the purpose of the APP, the data collection methods, and the themes that emerged from the process. APP working group chair Pete Szucs will give an overview of the plan and begin a discussion about how to implement the feedback from the campus and the community.

    When, How, & Why to Report Students’ Concerning Behaviors, Misconduct, and More - Hybrid
    Facilitators: Sydney Frost and Nicole Gilbertson
    The “see something, say something” motto can be helpful yet vague when confronted with an unfamiliar or uncomfortable situation. Join MHCC’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) members to discuss when, how, and why to report an incident regarding concerns for a student’s well-being or allegations of student misconduct and learn the “then what” once it's reported.

    Location: AC1152 – Career/Counseling Center’s Conf. Rm (maximum in-person capacity 10 people)

    2 – 2:30 p.m.

    Mandatory Training for Tenure Committees – Zoom
    2:30 – 5 p.m.
    Facilitators: Sara Rivara, Bernadette Harnish and Anna Johnson
    FT Faculty Evaluation Training and Tenure Process Training for Chairs and Tenure Committees.

    Classified New Employee Orientation
    2:30 – 5 p.m.

    Please consult with your group for details.

    PFTA New Employee Orientation
    5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Please consult with your group for details (this session will also be on Saturday)

    Friday, Sept. 22

    Drop-in Open Houses for Dental Hygiene, Equity and Community Resource Center & the Hub
    9 – 9:50 a.m.

    Stop by on your own, and chat with staff of these wonderful areas.

    Open House for New Dental Hygiene Clinic
    Location: Dental Hygiene Lab (AC2731)

    Open House of Equity and Community Resource Center
    Location: Former Bookstore (AC1261)

    Open House for the Hub
    Location: Hub (AC2253)

    9:50 – 10 a.m.

    Friday Elective Sessions (Choose One)
    10 - 11 a.m.

    Safety Management Systems and Incident Reporting with Safety Scavenger Hunt - In person
    Facilitator: Corey Sippel
    A Safety Management System (SMS) is a structured approach to managing and improving safety in an organization. It involves policies, procedures, and practices aimed at preventing accidents, injuries, and hazards. At Mt. Hood Community College, our SMS encompass strategies for maintaining a safe educational environment. This includes identifying potential risks, establishing safety protocols, training staff and students, conducting regular safety audits, and continually improving safety measures. An effective SMS fosters a culture of safety, ensures compliance with regulations, reduces incidents, and enhances overall well-being within the college community, providing a secure and conducive learning and working environment.

    Location: AC1710 (maximum capacity: 100 people)

    Strategic Planning for Equity, Year 2 – Hybrid
    Facilitator: Traci Simmons
    This session will allow participants to better understand our strategic plan and identify ways they can engage with the work from a framework of shared accountability. The session will demystify language and create awareness of the plan itself and the tools MHCC has implemented to track progress. We will also take some time to look back at past planning efforts to celebrate the overall accomplishments we have made to advance our planning culture at MHCC. We will also take time to explore the equity implications, key performance indicators, and environmental scan that informed the plan.

    In-person location: AC1005 (maximum in-person capacity: 84 people).

    Beginning Blackboard – Hybrid
    Facilitator: Scott Surran
    Would you like to use Blackboard to enhance your face-to-face courses? It’s easier than you might think. Online learning has an enhanced course shell template that will get you started quickly. From there, you can build your online syllabus, create assignments and quizzes, link to online resources, and keep all of your grades in one place. Your students will thank you. This one session will give you enough information to get started.

    In-person location: AC2653 (maximum in-person capacity: 40 people)

    Teaching Tips and Shortcuts - Hybrid
    Facilitators: Online Learning Team and Faculty
    Have you ever noticed how some of the best conference or workshop ideas come from attendees? In this session we are cutting right to the chase by crowdsourcing the wisdom of our colleagues. See how others streamline teaching workflows and processes, use technology and tools, and work smarter so they can spend more of their time supporting student learning.

    In-person location: AC2755 (maximum in-person capacity: 40 people)

    Watershed Connections- Tour of the Beaver and Kelly Creek Watersheds – In person
    Facilitators: Beaver Creek Watershed Council and NRT Students Katie Holzer, Watershed Scientist, City of Gresham; Roy Iwai, Water Resources Specialist, Multnomah County; Pualani Derman, MHCC FT Faculty.

    Join Katie Holzer, Watershed Scientist with the City of Gresham, Roy Iwai, and other community partners and students for a fun and informative tour of your watershed. Discover ways in which our campus and community are working together to restore, protect and positively impact our watershed.

    Location: Meet at AC2501 (maximum capacity: 36 people)

    Race: Where We Live – In person
    Facilitator: Naomi Abrahams
    Join sociologist Naomi Abrahams for an interactive session called "Where we live”. Explore the construction of race in land ownership and housing policy in Oregon's history. Find out how racial history has influenced where you live. (This session will also be available on Thursday).

    Location: AC 1451 – computer lab (maximum capacity: 28)

    Frankenstein in the Machine: Student Learning and the Future of A.I. – Hybrid
    Andy Gurevich
    A year into the release of ChatGPT and other text-based, generative A.I., where are we with regard to understanding how this technology will impact the future of college instruction, student learning, and the college essay writing process in particular. Join Humanities instructor Andy Gurevich, for a deep dive into some of the ways we can meaningfully integrate this technology into the research writing process without compromising academic integrity.

    In-person location: AC1610 (maximum in-person capacity: 48 people)

    11 – 11:30 a.m.

    FTFA Lunch
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Please consult with your group for details.

    Classified Association Lunch
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Please consult with your group for details.

    PFTA Meeting
    1 – 2 p.m.

    Please consult with your group for details and zoom information

    FTFA Meeting
    1 – 2 p.m.

    Please consult with your group for details and zoom information

    2 – 2:30 p.m.

    Instructional Division/Department Meetings
    2:30 – 5 p.m.

    Please consult with your Dean/Director for details.

    Saturday, Sept. 23

    PFTA New Employee Orientation
    9 a.m. – Noon

    Please consult with your group for details (this session will also be on Thursday).