• Fall In-Service 2020


  • Schedule and Information

    Seeds for Growth: Student-Centered Strategies for a Rapidly Changing World

    Please note the following important updates to the In-Service Schedule:

    • The Welcome Back Virtual Coffee session scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled.
    • Convocation will now be held on Friday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m.
    • The first sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 16 will begin at 11 a.m. See below for full details.
    • An additional Foundations of Critical Race Theory session will be scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 23 for those who cannot attend the first. A time and Zoom link for the second session will be shared via email.

    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.
    onlinelearning@mhcc.edu
    503-491-7170
    mhcc-ol.com

    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.
    503-491-7448
    ServiceDesk@mhcc.edu
    Service Request Form


    Wednesday, Sept. 16

    Course Outlines with CourseLeaf CIM
    11 a.m. – Noon (Faculty)

    Facilitators: Katelyn Goslin and Christy Weigel
    As you may have heard, MHCC is no longer using Feith course outlines, and has switched to the CourseLeaf CIM (Course Information Management) system. CIM is integrated with our online catalog (catalog.mhcc.edu), reducing steps in workflow and saving hundreds of hours each year. All full-time faculty and staff who submit course outlines should attend this session. We will cover how to edit existing outlines and submit new courses for state approval. Anyone that submits course outlines for state approval (e.g. all full time faculty and select staff) should attend.


    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    Noon – 1 p.m.


    Wednesday Elective Sessions (Choose One)
    1-2 p.m.
    Getting Started with Remote Teaching
    Facilitator:
     Online Learning Team
    Still need to move your class to the remote environment? Are you unsure about the essential tools and resources available? Join us for an overview of the initial steps to create a successful remote class. The session will cover the following topics:

    Session Topics

    • Plan activities for the online environment
    • Apply Universal Design for Learning
    • Use Course Mapping
    • Access Blackboard and OneDrive
    • Tap Faculty Resources

    Unable to attend this session? Looking for a refresher? Review the Remote Teaching Essentials

    Quality Really Does Matter: Quality Matters and MHCC’s Quality Online Course Initiative
    Facilitator:
     Cat Schleichert
    You develop your course and know every aspect of it, however do your students see it the same way? Can they easily navigate through the lessons, understand expectations, and find support when needed?  Are they engaged in activities and conversations and motivated to learn?

    Join Online Learning in a discussion about Quality Matters. We’ll talk about why it’s key to review your course through the eyes of a student and how MHCC’s Quality Online Course Peer Review Initiative addresses these topics.

    Session Topics

    • Why quality matters
    • What quality means
    • View your course through the eyes of a student
    • Review quality course rubric
    • Discuss equity, inclusion, engagement and interaction
    • Hear from a panel of faculty involved in QM and creating the MHCC quality online course review process and rubric

    Curious about the Faculty Peer Review Initiative? Explore the topic in Faculty Resources: QM peer review information

    Submitting New Programs and Modifying Existing Programs with CourseLeaf CAT
    Facilitators: Katelyn Goslin and Christy Weigel
    Prior to 2020, all degree, certificate, and catalog updates have been done by a time-consuming, manual process.  Now, with CourseLeaf CAT (Catalog), degrees and certificates can be updated directly by faculty each catalog season, and new degrees/certificates can be submitted through the same system. CourseLeaf utilizes a workflow system for faculty can see in real time where their programs are at in the approval process each year, and integrates with the CIM system. All full-time CTE faculty (plus full-time music, biology, engineering, and computer science faculty), along with Deans should attend.


    Data Literacy using Critical Race Theory: Part 1 of 3
    2:30 – 5 p.m.
    Facilitators: Brigitte Marshall and Marc Goldberg
    A three-part contextualized session in building data literacy skills in service of supporting data informed decision making using Critical Race Theory to inform student retention best practices.

    Thursday, Sept. 17

    Health and Well-being During Unprecedented Times: Promoting Your Physical Well-being
    8 – 8:45 a.m.

    Facilitators: Sheryl Caddy, MSN and Josh Stratman
    Taking care of ourselves is instrumental in our ability to take case of our students. Come learn what you can do to support your physical health. We will also share low-risk outdoor activities that can support your physical, mental, and social well-being.


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


    Foundations of Critical Race Theory
    9-10:30 a.m.

    Facilitator: Traci Simmons
    This presentation will delve into the five tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT) for the purpose of better understanding the theoretical framework. As we begin to understand the theoretical, we can then apply the theory in practical applications to assess our institution and commit to positive interventions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.


    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    10:30 – 11 a.m.


    EAB Navigate
    11 a.m. – Noon

    Facilitator: Christi Hart
    A basic “how to” introduction to using the EAB Navigate system which will help students to pick a major, build a best-fit course schedule, register for classes, find resources on campus, and communicate with their advisor. The session also includes details of follow up training resources and a preview of more advanced functions that are coming soon.


    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    Noon – 1 p.m.


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

    PFTA Observation Training
    Facilitators: David Wright and Al McQuarters
    Want to get the required training to observe part-time colleagues? This workshop develops skills in effective and constructive classroom observation strategies.

    Panel Discussion: Supporting a Student-Centered, Equitable and Diverse Environment in a Remote and Online World
    Facilitators: Eden Isenstein and Denise D’Angelo, TLC Co-Coordinators
    This panel discussion focuses on how faculty can better support students during their college experience. The panel consists of MHCC faculty and students ready to share their experience and successes in navigating remote and online learning.

    Advanced Zoom Clinic
    Facilitator: Online Learning Team
    Looking for ways to add more interaction to your Zoom classes? Need ideas to get students engaged? Join us for a review of tools, strategies and best practices for engaging students in your class Zoom sessions. The session will cover the following topics:
    Session Topics

    • Classroom setup
    • Polling Tool
    • Breakout rooms
    • Bridge to Blackboard
    • Whiteboard & annotations

    Just getting started with Zoom? Explore Zoom topics in Faculty Resources.


    Data Literacy using Critical Race Theory: Part 2 of 3
    2:30 – 5 p.m.
    Facilitators: Brigitte Marshall and Marc Goldberg
    A three-part contextualized session in building data literacy skills in service of supporting data informed decision making using Critical Race Theory to inform student retention best practices.

    Friday, Sept. 18

    Health and Well-being During Unprecedented Times: Mindfulness and Yoga
    8-8:45 a.m.
    Facilitator: Keyonda McQuarters
    Taking care of ourselves is instrumental in our ability to take care of our students. Come experience an introduction to integrative and holistic mind-body techniques that can influence how we cope with stress and support of our mental and physical health during this academic year.


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


    Assessment and Planning Update Session
    9 – 10:30 a.m.
    Facilitators: Georgia Portuondo and the Assessment Action Team Members
    The Assessment Action Team is a committee charged with developing a college-wide systematic approach to assessing student learning within general education and programs. We’ll update you on the work we’ve done over the past year and ask for your feedback on current projects, including the development of institutional outcomes. We’ll discuss best assessment practices, including bringing an equity lens to assessment work. We’ll provide a review of Analytics and Institutional Research (AIR) resources for planning and assessment, including updates for the coming year.


    Zoom Break/Self-Care
    10:30 – 11 a.m.


    Instructional Division/Department Meetings
    11 a.m. – Noon
    Please consult with your Dean/Director for details and zoom information


    FTFA Meeting
    12:15 – 1 p.m.
    FTFA will provide details and zoom information


    PFTA Meeting
    12:15 – 1 p.m.
    PFTA will provide details and zoom information


    Friday Elective Sessions (Choose One)
    1-2 p.m.
    FT Faculty Evaluation and Tenure Process Training - Refresher, New Chair and Administrator
    Facilitators: Bernadette Harnish and Sara Rivara
    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.

    Connect, Motivate, Engage: Non-Instructional Retention Strategies in a Remote Learning Environment
    Facilitator: Stephanie Haas, Adult Basic Education Student Resource Specialist
    “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S. Lewis
    In aligning with the college’s goals around advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Adult Basic Skills division employs multiple non-instructional strategies grounded in universal design principles to connect, motivate, and engage students where they are and ultimately, increase student retention.

    Advanced Zoom Clinic
    Facilitator: Online Learning Team
    Looking for ways to add more interaction to your Zoom classes? Need ideas to get students engaged? Join us for a review of tools, strategies and best practices for engaging students in your class Zoom sessions. The session will cover the following topics:

    Session Topics

    • Classroom setup
    • Polling Tool
    • Breakout rooms
    • Bridge to Blackboard
    • Whiteboard & annotations

    Just getting started with Zoom? Explore Zoom topics in Faculty Resources.

    Culturally Responsive Teaching Online
    Facilitator: Online Learning Team
    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

    Data Literacy using Critical Race Theory: Part 3 of 3
    2:30 – 5 p.m.
    Facilitators: Brigitte Marshall and Marc Goldberg
    A three-part contextualized session in building data literacy skills in service of supporting data informed decision making using Critical Race Theory to inform student retention best practices