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FLEX Days - Fall 2018

August 14 - 17, 2018 

Tentative Topic List: Click here for printable version


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 topics include:

Strand 1: Best Practices for Faculty

  1. Panel: OER
  2. Faculty Academy: Beginning with Active Learning with Kammy Algiers
  3. Mindfulness in the Classroom with Henny Kim-Ortel
  4. Faculty & Student Gender Identity 
  5. Activities (in Math Class) My Students Love with Ryan Petitfils
  6. Safety for Faculty presented by AFT & Dr. Greg Gillespie  TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Strand 2: Student Services & Safety

  1. Student Services from the A&R Perspective: Deadlines, Add/Drop Dates, Census, etc. and why they are so important.
  2. ADA Compliance 2018: Why it is so important and how to be in compliance with John Elmer & Sharon Oxford.
  3. Uncovering Student Needs & Strategies to Address: Steve Turner discusses how to think, talk, and work with students who may be difficult.
  4. Zen & the Art of De-Escalation with David Bransky: Identify new practices & perspectives to building and maintaining inner calm and neutrality in classroom situations. 
  5. Interpreters in the Classroom with Laura Agajanian

Strand 3: Technology with Distance Education

  1. Canvas for On-Campus Courses (DE3) (with a Web Conference Option)
  2. Open Studio for DE Faculty (DE3)  or  New ScanTron Machine Demo with Erin Brocker
  3. Ally: Helping You Make Your Canvas Course ADA Compliant (with Staff member from Ally)  
  4. One Drive/Office 365: Your Remote Office with Grant Jones 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 topic is:

       Men of Color Workshop 

Thursday, August 16, 2018 topics include:

Strand 1: Best Practices for Faculty

  1. CSUCI PROMESEAS - Partnership with CSUCI
  2. Reading Apprenticeship for STEM
  3. Active Learning for YOUR Discipline: Bring a Colleague to Share Best Practices in the Gallery Walk Style Event
  4. One Book, One Campus 

Strand 2: Student Services & Safety

  1. Zero Cost Textbooks/Bookstore Talk with Amy Kennedy
  2. Testing & Assessment Center Open House 
  3. Counseling Services Available to Students Throughout the Semester: Resources for Students and instructional staff.
  4. Financial Aid Changes and Impacts 
  5. BICT Reporting 

Strand 3: Technology with Distance Education

  1. Keeping Your Student Honest: Tools & Tips for Academic Integrity (DE3) (with a Web Conference option)
  2. Creating a Community of Learners: Collaborative Techniques & Tools (DE3)
  3. Open Studio for DE Faculty (in LRC Training Studio) (Web Conference option)   
  4. Canvas for On-Campus Courses (DE3)

Friday, August 17, 2018 topics include:

       Events to be Determined