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Calendar Review
Faculty In-Service
Focusing on Student Success
Monday, August 18
8:30-10 a.m.  Welcome Breakfast & Collegewide Meeting   HEC
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Advising Updates: Navigating the Road to Student Success   ISC-130
  Join a counselor specializing in the programs you advise for updates and tips to serve our students and tips to serve our students; hear updates regarding SAILS, new opportunities for students through the College Success Coach program, and more.
2-3 p.m. Division meetings    
  Business, Humanities and Science Dr. Susan Fleming OTC 112
  Workforce Training and Continuing Education Melinda Leland ISC 103
Tuesday, August 19
9 a.m-7 pm  STEP: Success, Transition, Education, Progression      
  Faculty Advisor Group Meetings with Advisees per the attached schedule
1-2 p.m. Discussion of Faculty Development and Evaluation Plan Division Deans   ISC 130 
2-4 pm Departmental Meetings (as needed)      
  Time to catch up with colleagues or meet with your department.
Please see your dean for additional information.
Wednesday, August 20
9-10 a.m. Blackboard Advanced Ken Fairbanks ISC 136

Got the Bb basics down and ready to try expanding your Bb use?
Bring a topic to this workshop and we will show you how it’s done.
Possible topic ideas include:

  • Using mash ups to incorporate You Tube, Flickr and Slideshare content into your Bb site
  • Learn about the new date management tools
  • Creating video announcements
  • Content storage inside vs. outside Blackboard
10-11 a.m.   Blackboard Grade Center    Ken Fairbanks   ISC 136  
  Make the most of the tools of the Grade Center.
Join Ken to learn about weighed grades and more!  
11 a.m.- Noon   Defining Student Success at VHCC  Dr. Hara Charlier  ISC 130  
  Join us to kick off the discussion of what “Student Success” means to VHCC, talk about the Barter production, Educating Rita, and brainstorm about the upcoming work of the Student Success Committee.  
2-3 p.m.   Student Success in the CTE Classroom     ISC 103  
  We will join Joan Runnheim Olson of Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC via webinar to discuss gender equity in career and technical education participation and retention. 
Thursday, August 21
1-2 p.m. Focus on Student Success Through Data Robert May  ISC 130 
  Getting to Know Quinn
Quinn is the system’s Decision Support System (DSS) that is designed to serve as a central repository for financial, student, financial aid, and human resource data across the system. Join us to learn how Quinn can help in our data-driven decision making processes. Session is most applicable to administrators, but all are welcome.
4-9 p.m Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Program (pre-registration required)
Friday, August 22
9-5 p.m. Wrap-up course preparation, meet with colleagues, and advise students.
10:30 a.m.-Noon T-Shirt Tales: Last names beginning with A-K Dr. Gene Couch  ISC 130 
  Wear a T-shirt that says something about you and come share your tale with your colleagues.
Noon-1 p.m.  Lunch provided by VHCC Educational Foundation 
Stop by ISC 105 for a Chick-fil-A sandwich and dessert from Chef Heather's
1:30-3 p.m.  T-Shirt Tales: Last names beginning with L-Z  Dr. Gene Couch ISC 130 
  Wear a T-shirt that says something about you and come share your tale with your colleagues. 

 Download the VHCC Pre-Service Activities Agenda for August 18-August 22, 2014.

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