|Timestamp||What is your name?||What is your academic discipline or area of expertise?||Describe your teaching or work experiences. How long have you been teaching or working in education?||What special needs, if any, do you have for the orientation? For example, do you have any particular dietary needs or health issues that we should know?||What specific areas are you interested in covering at this orientation?||Contact information-email||Contact information-phone|
|8/2/2011 17:22:00||Erin Scholnick-Lee||MA, Political Science; Active Citizenship and Comparative Welfare States||I have been teaching at College of San Mateo since 2005. I also taught at SFSU during this time. I was a substitute for Lezlee Ware while she was on Maternity leave in the Fall of 2010, I continued with an evening class during the Spring and a summer daytime class too.||none||meeting my colleagues and learning about the administration|
|8/2/2011 18:00:58||Ann-Tina Barisone||RN, BSN||Before becoming a nurse, I have teacher assisted a clinical procedures course in the medical assisting program at the College of San Mateo and teacher assisted a Human Sexuality course at San Francisco State University. As a nurse, I have been a preceptor for nursing students, medical students, and new RN staff members' orientation in the operating room environment. I have also coordinated patient care with the teachings of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of patients informing patients and their family what to expect throughout there surgical experience. I am excited to be new to the college environment as an instructor.||No special needs at this time. Thank you.||1) District Calender|
2) Campus Orientation
3) Computer access to personal email, student enrollment, posting grades, etc.
4) Employee Handbook available with employee ID#, etc.
|8/2/2011 22:30:57||James Morgan Upton||Philosophy, Mathematics||I have taught for 35 years: in the Honors Program at Seattle University; Logic at San Jose State; Philosophy at Skyline College; Philosophy, History of Culture and Mathematics at CSM; and Mathematics and Philosophy at Canada College. I was an administrator for nine years designing and managing the District's online information system, and for two years in Sacramento designing the statewide community college information system.||no||The new and greatly expanded physical and educational resources now available at Canada College. In particular, the teaching aids available in my classroom.|
|8/3/2011 13:41:14||Rose Berta||Computer Business Office Technology||30 years working in education and presently working in industry also.||None||Nothing specific.|
|8/4/2011 14:29:30||Margaret Kaluzny||Geography||I have an M.A. in Urban Planning and worked for fifteen years as an urban planner for the City of Austin, Texas.|
I received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin (1993-2004). While a graduate student I taught government at Austin Community College; and I taught World Regional Geography at St. Edward's University, a private Catholic collage. As a graduate student at the University of Texas I was also a teaching assistant and an assistant instructor in the Department of Geography and the Department of Sociology.
I taught Geography (California, Cultural, World Regional) at San Jose State University from 2004-2007.
I taught Political Science at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey 2007-2008.
|I do not have any specific needs or health issues.||I would like to become familiar with the IT resources at Canada College. |
- Process for entering final grades
- Blackboard or a similar system of communicating online with students
- I would like to skype or communicate with colleagues (for example a climatologist and meteorologist at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay) during class.
- Printing and copying facilities.
-Are laptops available for adjunct faculty?
-Are there laptop discounts available to adjunct faculty through Canada College?
Are there specific classroom/grading policies or a faculty handbook/guide that I need need to follow?
I am looking forward to my teaching experience at Canada College!
|8/4/2011 21:03:01||Hyla Lacefield||Digital Artist||I have been with Cañada college since January 2011. For the past ten years I have also run my own small business and worked in digital media as an artist and designer on numerous games. Although my undergraduate degree was in art, my Master's was in Anthropology, and I've always felt a love for art, learning and multiculturalism. Cañada college has really been a learning experience even as I gain teaching experience. I love bringing my practical and artistic knowledge to such a diverse and wonderful student body.||Can't eat red meat or pork. Have to be careful with sun exposure (due to medication). Please let me know if I need to bring a sun hat.||Having been with Cañada college for just one semester so far, I feel there is still a great deal I don't know. The more I learn, the more I truly appreciate Cañada as being a place where people of diverse ages and background come together with a single goal: to learn. So, I am sure whatever we cover is going to be fantastic!|
|8/5/2011 16:48:04||Erik Gaspar||Physical Education Head Men's Soccer Coach||past 5 years||NA||I am new to Canada, i will trust your judgment.... looking forward to it!|
|8/6/2011 12:44:23||Simon Kang'a||Biology||I have about three years classroom teaching experience, most of these as an Adjunct while working/training as a postdoctoral fellow in a Molecular Genetics and Genomics research laboratory in an educational institution (New York University. Have worked in an educational institution for a total of 6 years (mostly in a research laboratory). Recently relocated to California.||No dietary needs.|
Would like to request you to make a laptop available for me for the orientation as mentioned in your email. Mine has a few problems and I am not sure if they will have been fixed by then.
|General expectations of Adjuncts|
Resources/services available for students and adjuncts so we can serve college community better
Professional development opportunities
|8/7/2011 16:53:24||Matt Stanley||Athletics/Basketball||My work experience includes teaching a variety of activity courses over the past 8 years. These include Weightlifting, basketball, flag football, softball, and bootcamp.|
I also have been an assistant basketball coach during this time at CSU Chico, Nevada, and Foothill College.
|I don't have any.||Everything would be nice.|
|8/7/2011 22:37:33||Diane Arguijo||International Student Coordinator||I have been a teacher, counselor and administrator for the past 20 years.||No special needs.||Information on other professional development activities available to adjunct employees.|
|8/9/2011 11:49:17||Lené Whitley-Putz||Communication Studies||20 years||none||professional development opportunities|
|8/9/2011 12:37:51||Michael E. Habeeb||Law/Legal Studies||I have been working in the District since 1998 and starting teaching in Fall, 2010.||None.||Faculty website.|
|8/9/2011 20:20:55||Dave Parrent||Underprepared learners||Began teaching while in grad school (Applied Linguistics), beginning w/ ESL for foreign students, w/ open door-multilevel ESL students, then with native speaker basic skills students in a computer lab using lecture and software...all of this in the San Joaquin Valley. After moving to South Lake Tahoe, I worked at Lake Tahoe Community College, where I taught basic skills English to native and non-native speakers, as well as study skills, pronunciation, grammar. Moved to Redwood City in 2000, as a full time stay at home parent and was asked to teach English 1A, the level below it; and at Canada College in 2005, I taught one section of Reading 836.|
The classes I have taught most are the lowest level reading and writing.
|I am basically a vegetarian--eggs and dairy fine. :)||Learn about campus services I can offer to students.|
First week activities--I just got this class assigned to me on August 1st, and i am a bit rusty with laying out lessons.
|8/10/2011 11:22:10||Michelle Mendoza||Counselor||I have been an Adjunct Counselor for the past 3 years.||none||Student Services, campus tour, familiarize myself with departments, etc.|
|8/10/2011 11:43:09||Jill Sumstad||English Composition||I taught General Studies from Fall 2005 until Winter 2009. I have been teaching English composition since Winter 2006.||N/A||Online education (like BlackBoard and online grading), specific policies to teaching composition at Canada, general student demographic and background.|
|8/10/2011 22:33:44||Janice Weeks||Computer Applications||I have been teaching in the San Mateo Community College District for four years. I worked in the private sector before that. I started my own Web Design and Graphics business prior to teaching. I also worked in radio broadcasting and advertising.||No.||Any new policies.|
|8/12/2011 20:07:28||Edith Schneider||fashion merchandising||I'm teaching for ~20 years||none||I'm late with all this, so I don't have any suggestions|
|11/29/2011 11:13:34||Ken Cope||2D/3D animation||I'm an LA veteran of animation, a craft that demands both learning and teaching for a living, acquiring and refining new skills and techniques, while training fresh teams, at large companies and small, to work to professional standards, since the 80s. Also an early adopter of computer graphics, I participated in numerous seminars and workshops with fellow CG pioneers, championing the use of artist-friendly computer tools. I began teaching 3D tools in private colleges in the SF Bay in the late 90s. In 2011 I both earned a BA in Cinema at SFSU, and taught an introduction to animation course as an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts.||I'm fortunately healthy, on no special diet.||I look forward to meeting faculty and administrators and staff (especially the multimedia department), getting an introduction to the campus, learning about online tools for teaching and student support, about rubrics for evaluation of student work, operational procedures, and professional development email@example.com||4152038380|
|1/2/2012 10:35:26||lance lund||mathematics and engineering||Instructor in mathematics at San Francisco State, University of San Francisco, and San Francisco City College (1974-1977). Aerospace engineer at Lockheed-Martin (1982-2009). At Lockheed-Martin I worked on classified military programs in space systems and missile defense systems. My areas of expertise were developing mathematical algorithms in optimal filtering (Kalman filters), navigation, guidance, signal processing, and computer simulation. For the past year I have been a volunteer tutor at MESA.||Thankfully, none.||The general orientation program sounds firstname.lastname@example.org||(650) 364-6091|
|1/6/2012 14:28:18||Bob Hanhan||Mathematics||I have|
Singl subject teaching credential
3-years teaching in Public schoo
College teacing sine 2005
Manager and trainer in the financial software area over 3-yearsl
|None||Any classroom procedures specific to Canada College like attendance grading.|
classroom supplies like dry pens erasers, equipments like projectors
and 3m Model 2000 Reflective Portable... to be used for graphing calculator.
|1/6/2012 16:04:23||Maria Olearczyk||Psychological Services and Veterans Services||If a laptop is required for orientation, then I would need one as I only have a desktop in my office.||Policies and Procedures|
Overview of services available to students
Training in any Cañada specific systems (i.e. Banner)
|1/9/2012 14:19:58||Linda Sanford||lighting design||I have been teaching Lighting Design for several of the semesters since Fall 2005 at West Valley College.||No special needs||Location of buildings and services; some procedures for staff members like getting parking permits, keys, filing grades, permissions for student field trips. Is there any place on the college web site to communicate with the students in the class, and post assignments, articles, email@example.com||650-326-8454|
|1/9/2012 16:07:31||Andy Muonio||Asst. Professor Art||96 - 98 Evergreen Valley College Graphic Design Instructor|
05 - 06 Substitute Teacher
07 - 08 Graduate Teaching Associate SJSU
08 - present, Faculty Visual Art at The Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View
|None||Campus Facilities and Communityfirstname.lastname@example.org||650-814-6535|
|1/9/2012 18:15:06||David S. Leitner||Anthropology||I have taught short courses at the undergrad and graduate levels, but this semester is my first full semester course.||none.||Policies and procedures. Resources available for teaching. Also Resources I can direct my students to for help. Basically, I don't know very much about how things are done at Canada, so anything will email@example.com||9168806714|
|1/10/2012 10:00:36||Julie Wilson||Literacy (Reading/Writing)||4 years in Public/Charter Schools - Grades 3, 5, High School|
9 years in Academic Support Programs - K-3, Middle School, High School
2 years of Basic Skills Instruction Community College - Houston & Bay Area
1 year of Basic Skills Instruction College - Washington, DC
4 years teaching a course in School of Education - Stanford
|N/A||Academic and other resources for students|
General college norms (if there are any) - ex: homework loads, reading loads, use of technology in courses & by students, levels of out-of-class supports for students, etc.
|1/10/2012 10:38:03||Katherine Schaefers||Anthropology||I have been an instructor in Anthropology for 4 years, and an educator for 8. I have taught and still currently teach at Foothill College, have lectured for Stanford University Continuing Studies, and have been a Docent and Programs Coordinator for the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California.||I am a vegan.||Location of Instructor and Student resources. Important dates, deadlines and procedures for faculty. The role of adjunct faculty, and information regarding the academic firstname.lastname@example.org||4087864966|
|1/11/2012 15:48:11||Nima Thananjeyan||Part time Math Instructor||Taught 10 years in the high schools in Bay area and currently an adjunct faculty at Foothill College, Los Altos.||Prefer vegetariian diets and sandwiches or seafood. No red meat or chicken please.||All about Canada college and email@example.com||510-445-1822|
|1/13/2012 21:28:20||Anita Fors||Physics||I have been teaching at community college for the last 2.5y and earlier at SFSU||Vegetarian||DRC procedures|
Grading system (A or do you have A+, A- etc)
|1/13/2012 23:41:22||Sheila Lau||Articulation/Orientation||20+ years of experience working in higher education (5 years in community college and 22 years at University of CA Office of the President). Areas of expertise: transfer and articulation, orientation, counseling and instruction within the Counseling discipline.||N/A||Interested in learning about other areas/programs within Canada Colleges.||firstname.lastname@example.org||650-306-3391|
|8/8/2012 18:24:45||Robin||Biological Sciences||I have taught science for 15 years. I taught high school Chemistry in Hayward then I taught 8th grade Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy and Health for 14 years. I am also the director of the San Carlos Science Camps for 15 years, promoting a love of science in children ages 5-11.||no||How to use the digital chalkboard|
What software is available for staff (ADOBE?)
Are there any optional buy-in health/dental benefits available for staff?
|8/9/2012 1:22:30||Bahij Hanhan||Math Instructor||22 years in computer software developement with 5-years of that in management and training. 3-years eaching Math in public school for high school level. 7-years teachin Math in college level which included Algebra, Calculus and statistics.||I am diabetic, hypertension. Daily meication Medication for both cases.|
no salty or sweets. other than that all with modiration is fine as explaned by doctors.
|buildings, classrooms, Techolgy used in classes, Projector and computers.|
I use Flash drives with teaching materials like powerponts and MS office
Math lab, t
utering center or areas to stay
where students can come and ask for support.
|8/10/2012 16:07:05||Maggie Wisniewska||Biology, Health Sciences||I have worked as a TA for laboratory and field biology courses (2009-2012)||I am vegan||electronic resources for tracking students progress (blackboard or the like).||email@example.com||4847259745|
|8/15/2012 15:31:26||Susan Roehl White||Biology||I mainly do research. I have been a TA, tutor, genetic counselor and have volunteered in informal science education. I have only been doing classroom teaching since this summer.||none||Administrative details--all the paperwork/online forms that need to be filled out, key areas of websmart and webaccess, etc.|
I'm specifically interested in whether the college has clickers/response pads for students to use in class.
|8/18/2012 1:12:41||Amira Abedrabbo||Spanish||I taught SPAN 101 and 102 at SFSU. I also taught Composition and Academic Skills (ENG) also at SFSU.||None||Flex time (in detail)|
Usage of classroom equipment (e.g. screen, projector, sound, etc.)
Resources for teachers (e.g. materials, gym, etc.)
Resources for students
|11/29/2012 18:23:46||Gary Cheang||Laboratory Technician||My work experience for the past few years has been on preparing experiments for lab courses.||None||Where to find the types of resources I might need in case the need comes up. (ex. getting locked out of a room --> go to security office) (computer problem --> ITS request?)||firstname.lastname@example.org||650-515-9471|
|12/11/2012 22:33:32||Sarah Aranyakul||General Counselor||I have been a counselor in community colleges for about seven years. I provide academic, career and personal counseling. I have taught a non-credit class in career and personal development for STEM major students, and have facilated personal development workshops such as time mgt, goal-setting, career exploration.||I would like to request a laptop.||Procedures that we need to know when teaching a class at Cañada. Professional development activities in Spring email@example.com||408 417 8795|
|12/18/2012 18:21:02||Candice Nance||Business||3 years as a part-time faculty, now as a new full-time faculty at Cañada; been involved in other areas of education for approx. 10 years||To have fun and learn something new!||Orientation to the college; how to make copies/request copies; employee discounts; mentoring; staff lounges; eating options; firstname.lastname@example.org||(408)826-1150|
|1/6/2013 22:14:13||Janet Wyer||ESL Instructor||I have been teaching part-time at the community college level for over 15 years. Having previously taught in the Travel Careers Program, I'm now starting as a part-time instructor in the ESL department.||No special needs||Class registration and grade submission email@example.com||650-302-0536|
|1/10/2013 14:23:06||Sunny Choi||Retention Specialist||Prior to returning to higher education, I worked as a high school guidance counselor at FAME Public Charter School in Fremont, CA for 3 years. I also served as Graduation Specialist at San Jose State University, where I developed a program to help graduating students transition into workforce.||None||I would like to learn about different programs that we have access to (computer/technology related) and how we could receive training to become familiar with firstname.lastname@example.org||661-703-0604|
|1/10/2013 16:05:56||Jeffrey Rhoades||Assistant Project Director: A2B Program||I have been in working in education for two years. I have taught physical education to students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. I have also worked as the database and website manager at CSU, Stanislaus on a HSI grant.||N/A||Professional Development and Student Servicesemail@example.com||925-980-6194|
|1/11/2013 14:47:45||Christine Coreno||Math||n/a||Learning all the resources on campus - for both instructors and firstname.lastname@example.org||5105010055|