• Fall In-Service 2021

  • Schedule and Information

    Equity Lens, Trauma Stewardship, and Strategic Planning

    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

    Wednesday, Sept. 15

    Virtual coffee & chat sponsored by the TLC and People Strategies
    8 – 8:45 a.m.

    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    8:45 – 9 a.m.

    Wednesday Self-Care
    9 – 9:45 a.m.

    Facilitator:  Samantha Piers-VanderPloeg
    Burn out is real now that there is no line between work and home. In these sessions we will explore a wellness tool that helps you regain control and focus on your busy life. Helping to alleviate stress and ultimately burn out.

    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    9:45 – 10 a.m.

    10 a.m. - Noon  
    Dr. Lisa Skari

    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    Noon – 12:30 p.m.

    Equity Lens Tool
    12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    Facilitator: Traci Simmons
    The MHCC Board of Directors has approved an Equity Lens Tool that will be used in college decision-making. The tool will help us center race and intersectionality, engage stakeholders, and commit to continuous improvement as we strive to become a more student-centered, equity-minded, and data-informed organization. 

    This presentation will provide guidance for using the tool, so that each of us are equipped to infuse principles of equity and inclusion in our decision-making process.

    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    1:30 – 2 p.m.

    2 – 3:30 p.m.
    Facilitators: Georgia Portuondo and the Assessment Action Team Members
    This session will give an overview of new assessment processes relevant to all faculty, with a focus on the Core Outcome course alignment process. We’ll also review existing MHCC assessment processes and explore how assessment and planning activities work together to promote continuous improvement. At the end, we’ll briefly introduce CTE program mapping and upcoming training opportunities. 

    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

    Re-opening Trainings
    3:45 – 5 p.m.
    This meeting is for all instructional areas with re-opening plans and individuals (faculty, staff, administrators) from those areas who will be on campus during the Fall 2021 term.

    Thursday, Sept. 16

    Yom Kippur 2021
    8 – 5 p.m.
    No formal in-service programming
    Division & Department Work Time/Faculty Advising Meetings/Assessment Reporting

    Friday, Sept. 17

    Technology Tools Refresher Electives (Choose One)
    8 – 8:45 a.m.

    Facilitators: Christy Weigel and Katelyn Goslin
    CourseLeaf is the software MHCC uses for Course Outlines and Program/Catalog management. Join us for a refresher on how to add or update course outlines, edit programs for the 2022-23 catalog, or submit new programs for the 2023-24 catalog! All faculty and deans are invited to attend. 

    Important 2022-23 catalog deadlines:

    • New course outlines - November 19, 2021
    • Edits to existing course outlines - January 28, 2022
    • Edits to existing programs (must be less than 30% change) - January 28, 2022

    Important 2023-24 catalog deadline:

    • New program (degree / certificate) proposals, or changes above 30% - Before spring term 2022

    Getting Started in Blackboard
    Facilitators: Nathalie Wright and Jeff Rouyer

    Session Topics

    • Communication / navigation
    • OneDrive essentials
    • Organizing & editing materials

    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    8:45 - 9 a.m.

    Trauma Stewardship
    9 - 10:30 a.m.

    Keynote: Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
    Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and The Age of Overwhelm. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked locally, nationally, and internationally for more than three decades.

    Laura’s concept of stewardship is based around the idea that a deeper understanding of trauma exposure and the tools for navigating systems will enable people to do their work better. Her keynotes often touch listeners to the core, but she consistently inspires audiences with laughter and a profound sense of hope. Many participants leave these sessions with a renewed sense of purpose and fresh optimism about the possibilities for transformation.

    Materials for this session:

    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

    Division & Department Meetings
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. 
    Please consult with your Dean/Director for details and zoom link

    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    11:45 – Noon

    Friday Elective Sessions (Choose One)
    Noon - 12:45 p.m.

    "Who needs a Behavioral Intervention Team anyway?" 

    Facilitator:  Nikki Barone 
    Who are we?  Why are we here?  Why would folks want to contact us sooner rather than later?  

    Supporting Student Basic Needs in the Time of COVID-19

    Facilitator:  Basic Needs Response Team.
    Nationwide, college students are struggling to meet their basic needs and access technology to participate in online classes. The pandemic has exacerbated these challenges and disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable students, preventing many from enrolling and persisting in achieving their educational goals. In response, Mt. Hood Community College established the Student Basic Needs Response Team (SBNRT) to work towards addressing our students’ greatest challenges during the pandemic and beyond. Over the past year, the SBNRT has distributed hundreds of laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots, established a one-stop landing page for basic needs resources, proposed a new Student Basic Needs fund with the MHCC Foundation, and advocated for the creation of a permanent Basic Needs Center at MHCC.

    Despite these efforts, our students continue to face barriers in meeting their basic needs. Everyone in the MHCC community is an integral part of continuing to move this work forward. We invite you to join us for a look at the current state of basic needs initiatives at the college. In this session, we will review the basic needs resources that are currently available at MHCC and share tools to help you support the students you serve in accessing the resources they need.

    Curricular Committee Member Meeting

    Facilitators:  Jean Anne Parker, John Hasegawa, and Katelyn Goslin 
    Review charge of committee and member roles, introduction of members, and overview of upcoming meeting schedule.

    Department faculty representative and their alternate to attend.

    Culturally Responsive Teaching Online

    Facilitator: Eric Prochaska
    Want to establish a culture of inclusion in your remote or online course? Join us for a discussion of the best practices for maximizing engagement, eliminating barriers to technology, and using technology to support active learning, address multiple instructional strategies and support different cultural learning styles. The session will cover the following topics:

    Session Topics

    • Accessing support services
    • Designing for student-centered learning
    • Cultivating relationships in online spaces
    • Designing for flexibility

    Want a better understanding of UDL and teaching and learning strategies? View the handy UDL Guide and the collection of faculty resource articles on pedagogy

    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    12:45 – 1 p.m.

    FTFA Meeting
    1 – 3 p.m.
    Please consult with your group for details and zoom information

    Management Meeting
    1 – 3 p.m.
    Please consult with your group for details and zoom information

    PFTA Meeting & Healthcare benefits for PT Faculty
    1 – 3 p.m.
    Please consult with your group for details and zoom information

    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    3 – 3:15 p.m.

    Mandatory Training for Tenure Committees  
    3:15 – 5 p.m. 

    Facilitator: Kay Lopez
    FT Faculty Evaluation Training and Tenure Process Training for Chairs and Tenure Committees.  Focus will be on adapting evaluations to the online teaching environment to support faculty with feedback designed to improve teaching and learning.