INSTRUCTIONS: To receive Flex Credit, register in myPETL using your Cabrillo login/password (the same used to access your email and the network). If you’re new to myPETL, watch the introductory video on the myPETL site, or follow the printable instructions.
Cabrillo College faces an extraordinary opportunity to open her doors to a new population of students and to grow programs in areas of high demand. For students, noncredit certificates and programs eliminate financial barriers because these are built around zero unit courses.
Dr. Sofía Ramirez-Gelpí from Allan Hancock College is a leader in developing noncredit programs and has agreed to come and share her experience with us. We have lots of questions and Sofía comes prepared to answer them! Anyone who is currently teaching a noncredit course or who is interested in developing one is highly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Registration is required by December 22, 2016 through myPETL.
Claudia Close, Curricular Committee Chair, and Dr. Sofia Ramirez-Gelpi, Allan Hancock College
In the age of text messaging and instant on-demand everything, the attention span of today’s students has decreased dramatically. Teaching has become more challenging and the techniques that proved effective just five years ago may no longer work. So what will work on today’s iGeneration? What do we know about our student’s brains and how they learn? How can you use this information to teach most effectively? Join this interactive funshop, regardless of your subject matter, and you will leave with a variety of simple but powerful brain-based teaching techniques that you can implement immediately. In addition to being highly effective, these techniques are also fun to use.
9am–5pm (bring a brown bag lunch)
The World Languages Departments will discuss assessment results for SLO #1 from Fall 2016, and continue discussion and development of common assessments and rubrics.
Admissions and Records moved most paper forms to eForms, including roster change forms, add slips, and repeat petitions. Come learn how to use the new forms for this spring.
Kip Nead and Todd Welch
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard (Section 5193 of Title 8 of California Code of Regulations) that provides various methods to reduce your risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The standard covers employees who can reasonably anticipate contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of performing their assigned job duties. Training is required initially upon hire and annually thereafter. This training is introductory in nature and designed to provide a basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, workplace transmissions, exposure to control plan, standard precautions, reducing risk, etc. Select one of two session times offered, Friday, January 13, 2017 at 9–10am OR 11am–12noon in Room 508. Not offered for flex credit.
9–10 and 11–12noon
The 4th Grade Experience, scheduled for March 3, 2017, is a one day outreach event for Santa Cruz County 4th graders, their parents, and their teachers, presented by Cabrillo, and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. This workshop will be an orientation for staff and faculty presenters, and an introduction to a new approach for this event, working with an "Experience Team." Each team is comprised of two faculty members, a student-club group, a Cabrillo alumni professional, and an Experience Leader (emcee). Join us for an in-depth discussion on how we plan to re-engage our community through the eyes of a 4th grader!
Jill Gallo and Ashley Carniglia
CurricUNET’s SLO module has been revised. Learn how to use this new tool to record your SLO results and improve student success. ALL faculty must now record their SLO results on CurricUNET. No paper forms can be submitted. This workshop is a must, even if you have been trained on how to use CurricUNET in the past. Learn how to use the new and improved version that will make your SLO life easier and faster. Select one of the three session dates to attend—all in room 317.
Sarah Doub and Marcy Alancraig
Friday 1/13 from 1–3pm, Tuesday 1/17 from 10am–12noon, Wednesday 1/18 from 1–3pm
The Early Childhood Education Department will discuss SLOs for ECE certificates through the lens of individual faculty assessments, and how we can best support ECE students in achieving their educational goals through an ECE pathway. This activity will include reflective practice considering an ECE pathway to support students in achieving educational goals, and certificates and SLOs.
Jean Gallagher-Heil and Michelle Chao
How do your students plan for their majors? At this hands-on interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to use the Student Planning tool in Web Advisor and see how students go about planning for certificates, degrees and transfer in a particular academic discipline. Learn how your program is seen from the student’s view and how you can help your students plan their next steps in the major. Participants will create a sample education plan of their choice, using tools and materials available to our students. We are asking all participants to complete a Cabrillo Application form and choose their program as their major at least 48 hours prior to the workshop.
Anna Zagorska, Barbara Schultz-Perez, and Zach Joseph
What can you do if you suspect someone you care about is considering suicide? QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training not only helps you recognize the signs, but teaches you what to do next.
This session is for newbies to the Guided Pathways initiative, and for those who have jumped in and are ready to get to work! We will have basic introductory coaching and education for those who are not too familiar with this nation-wide transformative approach to improve student completion, success, and equity. In an adjacent area, working groups will have time to make progress on developing the “five pillars” of pathways (clarifying the path, helping students get on a path, supporting them to stay on the path, ensuring learning, and identifying college structures to manage the redesign). Lots of opportunity for staff, faculty and administrators!
Leading from the Middle Team
Join us as we start down the path to our fall 2019 accreditation team visit. All Cabrillans are invited to join in this multi-semester, self-reflective process leading up to that visit by the ACCJC. If you’ve been on an accreditation team before, learn what’s new and lend your experience to a team. If you’ve never been involved in accreditation, find out what it’s all about and how you can contribute. For everyone, this is a terrific way to learn what’s happening around the college to achieve our shared mission. A light lunch will be provided—please register early on myPETL.
Georg Romero, Diane Putnam, and Kathleen Welch
CurricUNET’s SLO module has been revised. This session is intended for faculty who want hands on assistance with inputting SLO results.
Terri Daniels and Carena Dewis
Our activity is about cross-disciplinary approaches to the teaching of civics and responsibility in a democracy. Our diverse student population is often unaware of the opportunities and responsibilities they have as voters and participants in our representative democracy. Educational equity is often dependent on political efficacy. When our students have no idea who their elected officials are, or what branch of government affects their daily lives, they are less likely to be active voters.
Michael Pebworth, Enrique Buelna, Rory O'Brien
Please join us for discussion of current topics relevant to part-time faculty at Cabrillo. Lunch will be provided.
Sadie Reynolds, John Govsky, and Maya Bendotoff
The Cabrillo Classified Employee Union will gather to discuss building our solidarity, the current working conditions, and our role in the greater college community. Please plan on attending as you make all the difference! Lunch will be provided.
Alta Northcutt and CCEU Board
Portfolium is an ePortfolio and career readiness network designed for students and graduates of all majors. It provides an academic networking platform for students to showcase projects, skills, and experiences, thus enhancing their competitiveness in the job market and in higher education. Portfolium gives students the ability to build an organized, visual record of their academic and professional story using work they have completed in and out of the classroom. The tool can also enhance student success by focusing students on outcomes, including: career readiness, skills planning, assessment and reflection, transfer planning, and employer engagement.
Desha Staley-Raatior, Robin West, Ashley Hyman (Portfolium)
Programs beginning the instructional planning process this spring will meet to review the process and obtain planning data specific to your department. This is a mandatory meeting for faculty whose programs are beginning the instructional planning process in spring 2017 (presenting to CIP spring 2018): Anthropology, Art History, Horticulture, Human Services, Kinesiology, Math, Physics, Political Science, Sociology, Theater Arts, Women’s Studies, Library.
Jim Weckler, Anna Zagorska, Marcy Alancraig, Terra Morris, Kathie Welch, Carolyn Jackson, Division Deans
CTC faculty and staff are invited to come together to discuss ways in which we can support Cabrillo students in meeting their educational and career goals. Please bring topics you would like to discuss and get a briefing on what has changed in the CTC since the previous semester.
Rhea Leonard and Marcelo Nogueira
This workshop/guided discussion will focus on developing applicable methods to implement Cabrillo’s Seven Keys for Academic SUCCESS into Communication Studies courses.
Robin Mara and Char Morrison
Participants will connect and share successes and challenges of our CTE programs. CTE chairs and faculty will be able to submit agenda items to make sure the meeting is relevant. Information items will include funding streams, processes, regional opportunities, outreach, and work-based learning. We will discuss how to leverage future funding to serve our students and guide them to success.
Gerlinde Brady, Leslie DeRose, and Matt Weis
This will be a round table discussion of the current plans for a Moving Arts Major at Cabrillo. There will be presentations from instructors from various departments, then a brainstorming session about what the guided pathways through the major might look like, and finally a practical, nuts-and-bolts hammering out of a proposal for both a major and a certificate program.
David Sullivan, Beth Regardz, Sarah Albertson, and Gordon Hammer
This workshop provides hands-on help with Canvas, geared towards beginners or those needing a refresher. The session will provide an overview of Canvas fundamentals and best practices, and include hands-on time with Canvas
tools, such as the Course Homepage, Syllabus, Modules, and Gradebook. The session is also useful for face-to-face instructors interested in learning how to use Canvas to post grades, announcement, and other course materials.
Aloha Sargent, Audrey Blumeneau
Come to the Faculty Senate at Watsonville Center. Take advantage of this opportunity to catch up on the latest news affecting faculty.
This workshop is designed for adjunct faculty who are newcomers to Cabrillo. It is an introduction to the college and its processes and procedures including how to handle a wait list and add codes, what to do about disruptive students, accommodations for students with a learning disability, learning resources available to students, and how you are expected to use WebAdvisor. Nuts-and-bolts information on absence forms, evaluations, Student Learning Outcomes, office hours, text orders, updating your staff listing in the online directory, requesting an email and phone extension, finals week schedules, and evening support and 9-1-1- calls will also be addressed.
Rachel Mayo, Kip Nead, and Marcy Alancraig
Emergency preparedness training will help staff and faculty to understand what to do in case of an emergency, such as an earthquake, active shooter, fire, flood, or other disaster. This training addresses state and federal mandates; Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and National Incident Management System (NIMS), as well as preventative measures. This is required training for all employees.
Tom Wyner, Joe Nugent, and Dianne Avelar
Departments chairs meet to discuss common concerns across disciplines.
Admissions and Records is retiring paper forms at the end of fall 2016. The new version of our eForms system went live for students in mid-November. Now it’s time for faculty to transition to eForms. This includes the roster change form, late add slip, and repeat petition. Come see examples of the forms, and learn how to submit them.
Kip Nead and Todd Welch
Come and learn how to create better documents in less time using features built into Microsoft Word. Make your documents accessible for students with disabilities at the same time.
Please join us in conversation as we explore ways in which we can support our students both academically and professionally while they navigate their STEM educational pathways at Cabrillo.
Many of us assume students read and interact with texts, yet these skills are learned. In this workshop, faculty will share classroom spotlights of how Reading Apprenticeship routines have enlivened student learning. We will then explore together how we capture reading processes across disciplines and generate reading strategies lists that make visible the work of reading. You will leave this workshop with teaching tools that help to guide students through the personal, cognitive, social, and knowledge-based aspects of reading that make it foundational to the learning process.
The CCFT Luncheon provides an opportunity to connect with faculty from across campus and receive updates on pertinent issues. (Bring your own plate for a raffle ticket).
Karl Ewald, John Govsky, Tobin Keller
Immediately following the CCFT luncheon, there will be a deeper discussion of negotiations, statewide developments, and Guided Pathways efforts at Cabrillo. We recommend this meeting for all faculty that want to catch up on the efforts of CCFT and participate in creating vision and movement forward.
As department chair, you play a crucial role in guiding your faculty through the maze of pathways in CurricUNET to record their SLO work. ALL faculty must now record their SLO results on CurricUNET; paper forms can no longer be
submitted. In addition, the SLO module has been revised and looks quite different from the old version. This workshop will guide you through the module and provide you with training materials to share with your department. Come to learn how to help your department members navigate this new and improved version. It will make SLO work easier and faster for everyone.
Sarah Doub and Marcy Alancraig
This workshop is designed for faculty who will have Supplemental Instruction (SI) available for one of their courses in spring 2017 semester, and for faculty interested in having this support for their class. SI is a program funded through Student Equity to improve student success. Students who have been successful in a particular course are trained as peer SI leaders for group study sessions that focus on effective learning strategies and course material that needs additional review. SI leaders also attend class to build relationships with students, observe which concepts are posing difficulty, and work with the instructor on review strategies.
Judie Ferreira and Eric Grabiel
State and Federal laws mandate that all course materials posted online must be accessible to students with disabilities. Faculty and staff are invited to come learn how to avoid, identify, and correct common accessibility problems with your online materials, including text, links, images, videos, and PDFs. Implementing these fundamental universal design principles will ensure that all students can successfully access your content.
Aloha Sargent, Audrey Blumeneau
This workshop is part of a pilot program initiated by the Outcomes Assessment Review Committee responding to comments in program plans emphasizing the need for increased dialogue about SLOs, the challenges our students face, and best practices in the classroom. Anthropology and Biology agreed to assess “critical thinking” this semester, share our assessment results, and work together to address challenges facing faculty in improving student outcomes.
Beth Roselyn and Denise Lim
Have you ever encountered a lost student puzzled about where to start first? The Welcome Center provides students assistance with Admissions and Records services, Financial Aid services, and help with Student Accounts. Also available are Student Life services (formerly Student Affairs) and do-it-yourself stations for getting an ID. Refreshments will be provided.
Ana C. Ruiz and Carla Ramos
We Should All Be Feminists is a book derived from an extremely popular TED talk by Nigerian author and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this session participants will share their impressions of the book and reflect on ways it can inform our teaching. We will also have a conversation about how interdisciplinary majors such as Women’s Studies fit into the Pathways model. Although all are welcome, attendees are strongly encouraged to read the (short, 66 page, $7) book.
Jackie Logg, Teresa Macedo, and Michelle Morton
Curriculum committee members are required to attend, and those with proposals are encouraged to attend and discuss their proposals.
Claudia Close, Terri Daniels, Carena Dewis, Sarah Doub, and Isabel O’Connor
Information on procedures and resources for faculty teaching at the Watsonville Center will be available; including office assignments, alarm codes, keys, smart technology in classrooms, staff, and faculty services offered through our learning center (course materials on reserve, testing rooms, tutoring etc.). Also find out about learning resources, programs and support services for students at the Center. Brief discussion about increasing student success at the Watsonville Center. Light dinner served—building tours available.
Rachel Mayo, Tera Martin, Greg Garrett, and Stacy Mueller
How is department chair compensation determined? Is there a better model? Come learn about proposed revisions in the department chair compensation matrix and provide input to the joint CCFT-District committee working on revising the criteria in the matrix.
Karl Ewald and Isabel O’Connor
In this workshop, FosterEd and Cabrillo’s FYI will present information about students in foster care and their educational needs, broad educational outcomes of children and youth in foster care from the most recent research on the topic, and increased sensitivity and understanding of students in foster care. We hope to provide strategies and awareness of avoidance of triggers, teaching and modeling self-regulation, and celebrating their success!
Kim Corneille, Caroline Currie, and Dejon Weldon
SAC East 225
Instructors from the Department of Mathematics, and any welcome visitors, will gather to discuss creative solutions to the problems of teaching selected topics from across our math curriculum.
Students at Cabrillo are increasingly interested in sustainability, and recognize their futures depend on a deeper understanding of sustainability from a social, environmental and resource use perspective. There are many opportunities for Cabrillo students to learn about sustainability in classes and get hands-on experience working on solutions; including CWEE or independent study units to carry out our Sustainability Plan, research involving the plastics-to-fuel machine on campus, or involvement in the student club, the Sustainability Council. We have an opportunity to create pathways for students to fit sustainability into their extra-curricular and academic pathways. The new STEM grant provides opportunities to develop a new environmental science degree and sustainability certificate. Join the discussion and help begin development of pathways to sustainability.
Nicole Crane and Karen Groppi
Join us for a demonstration of Cabrillo’s new portal and learn how both students and employees can access a wealth of college resources, including WebAdvisor self-service, campus news and events, and support resources like the new data dashboard Title V faculty will beta test.
Francine Van Meter and Megan Leonard
This session will give the college at large an update on initiatives and focuses that have been underway with the fall 2016 semester and which are continuing throughout the spring 2017 semester.
Come and learn more about what’s happening at Cabrillo College.
Learn about various strategies to keep yourself safe in a digital world. There will be a hands-on computer activity in this session.
Terrence Willett, Kip Nead, and Spring Andrews
Science and Math faculty are invited to discuss some of their “best practices” instructional techniques and begin sorting out how we can start speaking a common language.
Join us for a tour of Cabrillo’s Geographic Information Systems Site License, now available to ALL Cabrillo students, faculty and staff. GIS is an interdisciplinary field having potential applications across many majors and careers. We'll introduce you a variety of ways GIS is used, and show how learning GIS can increase job opportunities for our students.
Deirdre Scholar and Mimi D’Iorio
SAC W 202
Come support the Student Senate’s ongoing drive for a MultiXCenter at Cabrillo, and be a part of the collective vision and dream of creating a safe and brave space on campus dedicated to fostering connection and inclusion. In this interactive workshop, participants will be discussing questions, such as: Why do we need a MultiXCenter at Cabrillo? What will this Center look like? Who will it serve? What is multiculturalism? What is a safe vs. brave space? What is intersectionality? How can we create a Center where multiple identities are represented, welcomed, and valued? How can we call attention to historically underrepresented groups while making the Center open to everyone? Please join us in shaping Cabrillo’s future MultiXCenter! Sponsored by the Cabrillo Hispanic Affairs Council (CHAC) and Student Senate. Food will be provided by the Faculty Senate.
Tim Frank, Ekua Omosupe, Adela Najarro, Victoria Bañales, and Student Senators
Learn how to improve your course in Canvas, using the best practices outlined in the Online Education Initiative’s Course Design Rubric. This hands-on session will present examples of exemplary course design and guide attendees through the process of self-assessing a course in Canvas, using the recently updated Rubric.
Aloha Sargent and Audrey Blumeneau
This workshop is a follow up from the fall session for the newest additions to the Cabrillo faculty (attendees are the tenure-track faculty and counselors hired FA15 and FA16 ). The following topics will be presented and discussed: curriculum and SLOs.
Claudia Close, Isabel O’Connor, and Marcy Alancraig
SAC East 225
How do you manage the flow of time? What are your stress triggers? When do they tend to occur? How do you recover from particularly stressful events and periods? How do you incorporate reflective periods, physical activity, scholarly and/or personal writing and research into your life? This workshop allows space to explore these questions and to establish clear intentions for your personal life, within the context of your professional work, at present. We will articulate our intentions in writing, in practice periods of meditative and metacognitive awareness, in basic breathing practice, and in an inquiry session with a partner. Cheryl has been a yoga practitioner for 25 years. She has studied Zen and Tibetan Buddhism and has a regular meditation practice. She has managed to combine a writing practice, scholarly work, and her teaching life with parenting and professional work. Not offered for Flex Credit.
Learn about the innovative instruction methods your colleagues are using in their classrooms with the funding they have received through Faculty Grants for Student Success, Associated Students of Cabrillo College Grants, and Crocker Endowment Grants. Meet faculty from other divisions and see how they plan to contribute to student success.
Business, English, and Language Arts Division
Academy for College Excellence
Business, Accounting, and Finance
Computer Applications and Business Technology
English 100 Portfolio Norming
World Languages (except Spanish)*
*Spanish Department Meeting will be Wed, Jan. 18, 4-6pm, 315
Counseling & Educational Support Services Division (Jan 19)
SAC W 202
Counseling, Thursday, Jan 19*
SAC W 202
Accessibility Support Center (ASC), Jan 20
Learning Skills, Jan 20
EOPS/SRSN (FTTW), Jan 20
SAC W 214
Health Athletics Wellness and Kinesiology Division
Dental Hygiene* Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Nursing (All Day Retreat 1/16/17 –Offsite Location TBD)
Stroke Center* Wednesday, January 18, 2016
Human Arts and Social Sciences Division (HAS)
Culinary Arts & Hospitality
Early Childhood Education* Thursday, January 19
Global Studies Departments: Economics, Education, History, Geography/Meteorology, Political Science
Natural and Applied Sciences Division (NAS)
CS & CIS
Construction and Energy Management
MESA / STEM
Visual and Performing Arts Division (VAPA)