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Fall 2020 Flex Week

​​​​​​​​​Professional Development Committee

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​Fall 2020 Flex Week is Online!​

​​How To Participate​:

To attend a Flex Activity, click the Join Link below. No sign in sheets will be required for the workshops, attendance will be recorded based on the Zoom meeting report. Please make sure when you attend the Zoom meeting you are using your college e-mail address, and your full name is used in your profile to be included in the Zoom meeting report. After you attend a workshop, please fill out an evaluation form. Please fill out an evaluation form for each workshop you attend. 

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​​Monday, August 17, 2020
​Scholarship Committee Updates​
Monday, August 17, 2020
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

(Elizabeth Bergara and Alex Vega)

This meeting will provide updates for the scholarship process using Blackbaud/Academic Works for reviewing applicants and scoring. This meeting is intended for members of the Scholarship Committee as well as any departmental committee members and/or faculty and staff who provide references. Application timelines will be discussed. 


Join Scolarship Committee Updates Workshop​​

Meeting ID: 967 0859 0595

​Trauma and Learning
Monday, August 17, 2020
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

(Jody Johnson, Regina Lamourelle, and Marianne M. Laney)

 Have you wondered why some students rise above challenges while others become derailed at the mere thought of discomfort? After recent events, many students are struggling to get back on track but are still distracted and disorganized. This workshop will discuss the brain’s response to perceived trauma and how we can support our students (and each other) on the path back to a new “normal.”

Join Trauma and Learning Workshop

Meeting ID: 930 8266 3088
​Engage Learners: Beyond Best Practices
Monday, August 17, 2020
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

(Vanessa Jones, Kathy Hall, and Martin Stringer)

Please join us for a presentation on techniques and strategies to engage learners at every level by motivating them emotionally and personally as well as intellectually. 

Join Engage Learners Workshop

Meeting ID: 927 6243 7826

​The Art of Losing: Encouraging Healthy Debate Without the Need to Win
Monday, August 17, 2020
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

(Maureen Roe)

This session will discuss a philosophy of argument for argument´s sake--shifting the objective of engaging in argument from defeating others to learning from defeat. Only the losers of argument gain some new insights and understanding. In a weird but accurate sense, losers are winners because they are forced to rethink and challenge their ideas. They walk away with something they did not have when they started whereas a winner walks away with just a slightly larger head. The ideas can be applied to any course where critical thinking is used to construct oral or written arguments. Participants will engage in a mock debate. 

Join The Art of Losing Workshop

Meeting ID: 962 5108 1207

​Trauma-Informed Teaching
Monday, August 17, 2020
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

(Jody Johnson, Regina Lamourelle, and Marianne M. Laney)

After recent events, faculty, staff, and students are still re-creating a new version of “normal.” This workshop will discuss questions such as: what do you bring to the classroom that may have an effect on your students’ success and, what are possible barriers to their success (and, perhaps, yours)? Introduction to ACES with an emphasis on strategic self-care for burnout management. Please RSVP to Marianne Laney:​

Join Trauma-Informed Teaching Workshop

Meeting ID: 988 6847 0791
​​​Tuesday, August 18, 2020
​EEO Training
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Or 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

EEO training (presented by Jennifer Denny, from Liebert Cassidy, Cassidy, & Whitmore) There are two separate EEO training sessions scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, 2020. The morning session starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes until 4:00 p.m.

Please register for one session only. Registration will be processed online only. Registration will not be processed via email. Please register and sign in with your official name and district email in order to receive credit. To register, please go to: Please note that Internet Explorer browser may not be supported. This training will be focusing on Title 5 regulations, EEO legislation, understanding and minimizing personal and implicit bias and best practice in hiring.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Employees who anticipate they will be members on hiring committees must have completed an EEO training within the previous two years prior to the date of the hiring committee meeting. If your last EEO expired or is about to expire, you will not be able to serve on a hiring committee that starts August 18, 2020 and after, until you have completed a new training.

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES: please coordinate with your supervisor and obtain permission prior to registering for the training. To check your status, please contact Elouise Marasigan, Director of Employment Services, Equity and Diversity.

MANAGERS: For an updated list of employees who attended an EEO training please contact Elouise Marasigan, Director of Employment Services, Equity and Diversity.

Directions provided after registration
​Hire Me: Résumé and Cover Letter Building Seminar
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

(Kathy Hall, Vanessa Jones, and Martin Stringer)

Come to this session to learn skills to help you create a résumé and cover letter that will effectively communicate your teaching and/or professional experience to hiring committees. The following will be covered during this seminar:
• Purpose of resume and cover letter
• Desirable components of a resume and cover letter
• Suggestions to help you clearly promote yourself in a resume and cover letter
• Ideas to help you refine and focus your resume and cover letter
Join Hire Me Workshop

Meeting ID: 912 2495 9729
​Building Support for Formerly Incarcerated Students at SCC
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

(Albert Alvano, Rosalba Hernandez, and Anacany Torres)

Please join us to discuss how SCC can better support formerly incarcerated students. We will provide an overview of who these students are, the strengths they bring with them, and any obstacles they may face. Finally, we will also discuss topics critical to the success of these students. Presented by counselors from SCC’s Division of Continuing Education. They cannot present on Monday. 

Join Building Support Workshop

Meeting ID: 924 4730 2848
Learning Communities
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

(Kathy Hall, Erika Gutierrez, and Amy Freese)

Come learn how to create and maintain a Learning Community. Work with colleagues across departments and divisions to create unique educational opportunities for our students! 

Join Learning Communities Workshop

Meeting ID: 966 7957 0986
​It's a tea party for science faculty!
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
2:15 p.m.- ​4:15 p.m.

(Cindy Swift and Angela Daneshmand)

Please join us as we discuss some of the trends in science education over snacks and a cup of tea. Angela and Cindy will post a summer reading assignment—to be announced—and we welcome your thoughts. The focus of the discussion will be on how you would apply what you have read to the science classroom, but you do not have to have to complete the reading assignment to participate. All are welcome. 

Join Tea Party Workshop

Meeting ID: 979 5549 1439
​Advising Student Clubs and Organizations – Tips, Tricks, and Policies
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

(Robert Bustamante and Diana Casares)

Learn the ins and outs of advising a student organization at SCC, including relevant policies and procedures, tips for running successful activities, and advice on working with student leaders for organizational longevity. Please RSVP to Robert Bustamante at

Join Advising Student Clubs Workshop

Meeting ID: 917 9223 7288
Adjunct Counseling Instructor Meeting
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, August 19th , from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 

​Link will be provided via e-mail
​​​Wednesday, August 19, 2020​​
SCC Academic Senate Retreat
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
9:00 a.m.- noon

Senate retreat for all current senators and interested faculty.

Join Academic Senate Retreat

Meeting ID: 955 0777 0248
Faculty Forum
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

The Faculty Forum is an opportunity for faculty to gather and discuss the following topics: best practices; changes in federal, state, local policy; instructional resource allocation; innovative teaching methodologies; concerns regarding interference with academic freedom; and other items brought forth by faculty for faculty. If any faculty member has a topic of discussion, please email An agenda will be sent to all faculty members prior to this event. 

Join Faculty Forum

Meeting ID: 923 9430 4391
​Teaching Toxicity and Emotional Abuse to Help Students Process Relational Trauma
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

(Sharon Beal)

Learn to teach students about toxicity, dysfunctionality, and emotional abuse to help them identify and process the damaging effects of relational trauma. 

Join Teaching Toxicity Workshop

Meeting ID: 918 1294 7373

Passcode: J8yeHZ

​Guided Pathways: Drafting Potential Paths
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.​

(Joseph Alonzo, Denise Foley, and Joyce Wagner​)

Selected departments who are interested in developing potential academic paths or interest areas can work with counselors in creating drafts that may be used for future path creation. Note: this session is closed to select departments. ​​

Current sessions are full. To schedule an alternate time to schedule an alternate time to meet with a counselor for this activity, please e-mail​
Adjunct Faculty Meeting for All Divisions: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business and Career Education; Counseling; Institutional Effectiveness, Library, and Learning Support Services; and Mathematics and Sciences 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.​

This meeting is an option for those who are unable to attend the separate Division (all faculty) meetings.

​Link will be provided via e-mail
​​​Thursday, August 20, 2020​​
Department Meetings 
Thursday, August 20, 2020
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

ACE, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Astronomy, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Biology/Life Science, Time TBD
Business, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Chemistry, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Counseling, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Earth Sciences Department, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Economics, Anthropology, and Geography 10:00 a.m.-noon 
English, E11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 
History, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Kinesiology, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Library and Information Studies, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Modern Languages, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Philosophy, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Psychology, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Physics, Physical Science, and Engineering, Time TBD
Political Science, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Reading, 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Ethnic Studies, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

​Links will be provided via e-mail
Institutional Effectiveness, Library and Learning Support Services: All Faculty and Staff Division Meeting ​ 
Thursday, August 20, 2020
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

​Link will be provided via e-mail
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division Department Chair Meeting
Thursday, August 20, 2020
3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. 

​Link will be provided via e-mail
Mathematics and Sciences Division Department Chair and Coordinators Meeting
Thursday, August 20, 2020
3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. ​

​Link will be provided via e-mail
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division Meeting for Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Members
Thursday, August 20, 2020
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, August 19th , from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

​Link will be provided via e-mail
Division and Department Meetings for Adjunct Faculty: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division 
Thursday, August 20, 2020
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m

​Link will be provided via e-mail
Mathematics and Sciences Division Meeting for Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Members  
Thursday, August 20, 2020
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Department meetings and locations will be announced at the Division meeting. Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, August 19th , from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 

​Link will be provided via e-mail
Business and Career Education Meeting for All Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Members 
Thursday, August 20, 2020
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Includes breakout sessions by program. Note: An alternative meeting time is available for adjunct faculty members on Wednesday, August 19th , from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. ​

​Link will be provided via e-mail
​​​Friday, August 21, 2020​​
Mathematics Department Meeting
Friday, August 21, 2020
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.​

​Link will be provided via e-mail
SCC Faculty and Staff Convocation with the College President
Friday, August 21, 2020
10:30 a.m.- noon

​Link will be provided via e-mail
Communication Department Meeting
Friday, August 21, 2020
noon -1:00 p.m.​

​Link will be provided via e-mail