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2018-19 Academic Year

Latinx Programs in Central Oregon

October 19, 2018

Description

Find out what is happening at Central Oregon Community College with Latinx youth. View the Student Voice Project, a collaborative presentation about the disparities Latinx youth are facing in education. Learn how you can be a change agent.

Presenters

  • Evelia Sandoval, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Christy Walker, Diversity and Inclusion

2017-18 Academic Year

Supporting Veteran Students

May 18, 2018

Description

Who are our Veteran and student service members, what do they experience at COCC and how can we better support them in our classes and programs? Please join us for a presentation and discussion to deepen your awareness of and resources for supporting student veterans on campus.

Presenters

  • Jane Denison-Furness, Writing & Literature
  • Sara Henson, Human Development
  • Jamie Rougeux, Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Susan Pierce, Financial Aid

Materials


Composition in the 21st Century: How Writing Outcomes Can Work for You

April 20, 2018

Description

In this Teaching Academy, Humanities Department faculty will introduce the new course outcomes for WR 121 and WR 122 that debuted in Fall 2017 and how these outcomes can help students be more flexible writers ready to meet many different writing situations and expectations. Presenters will explain the reasoning behind the changes; provide definitions of key terminology; and lead participants through an activity where they can design a writing assignment for their classes that makes use of the knowledge and practice students will develop in their writing courses.

Presenters

  • Jane Denison-Furness, Writing & Literature
  • Kristin Dorsey, Writing & Literature
  • Annemarie Hamlin, Writing & Literature
  • Christopher Hazlett, Writing & Literature
  • Eileen Sather, Writing & Literature
  • Malinda Williams, Writing & Literature
  • Stephanie André, Writing & Literature

Conquer the Universe: Implementing Universal Design for Learning Concepts in Your Classroom

March 9, 2018

Description

This Teaching Academy will introduce the basic concepts of Universal Design for Learning and explain the value and impact it can have for you and your students. We will also demonstrate how you as an instructor can start incorporating UDL into your classroom, and what resources are here at the college that can help you on your journey.

Presenters

  • Jamie Rougeux, Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Michael Murphy, eLearning
  • Kristine Roshau, eLearning

Reframing how we think about Information Literacy

February 16, 2018

Description

Information Literacy is a concept we often hear about and it's a skillset that is embedded in our curriculum. But what do we mean when we say Information Literacy? Why is it relevant to you and your class? In this interactive Teaching Academy, we will discuss the critical thinking necessary to be "Information Literate," how to encourage your students to engage with these skills, and how the library can support you.

Presenters

  • Kirsten Hostetler, Library

How do our students frame learning?

January 19, 2018

Description

For this month's teaching academy, we will start by following up on November's "It's all fun and GAMES" talk by discussing the games you have tried in class since then, and how they went. Then Wendi Wampler will present part 2 of her talk from last year, "How do our students frame learning?" In her first talk (see PowerPoint attached), Wendi introduced the concept of epistemological framing as a lens to help us better understand student behavior and performance in the classroom.

After a quick review of these theoretical frameworks, we will work in groups to identify (1) how our students are framing learning in our classrooms, (2) how we would LIKE them to frame learning, and (3) evidence that helps us assess these frames. Wendi will then present examples of activities designed to address students' frames in physics, and discuss how these strategies could be implemented in a variety of contexts. The session will end with more group brainstorming focused on designing or reconstructing activities and assignments that attend to students’ epistemological frames, with the goal of trying one out in class over the next month. February's Teaching Academy will start with a quick sharing session and reflection on how these activities went.

Presenters

  • Wendi Wampler, Physics & Engineering

Challenging our students: It's all fun and GAMES

November 17, 2017

Description

This interactive Teaching Academy will demonstrate and provide examples of different applications of games in the classroom to further student knowledge and retention of material. Participants will work through these games together followed by group discussion. We also encourage you to apply the materials in your own classrooms some time over the next month and report back successes and failures during the January Teaching Academy session next term.

Presenters

  • Jim Ellis, Business
  • Sara Henson, Human Development
  • Kake Huck, Speech

2016-17 Academic Year

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

May 19, 2017

Description

The potential benefits from faculty engaging in scholarly inquiry about teaching and learning;major trends and incentives supporting the need for that inquiry and better student learning; and creating infrastructure needed to support widespread community college faculty participation in SoTL

Presenters

  • Dennis Gilbert, Lane Community College

"Study Smarter": Supporting Students' Academic Transitions to College

April 21, 2017

Presenters

  • Sara Henson, Human Development

Materials


Conversations About Credentials

March 3, 2017

Presenters

  • Bruce Emerson, Manufacturing Technology

How do our students frame learning? Attending to students' epistemological frames

January 20, 2017

Presenters

  • Wendi Wampler, Physics & Engineering

Engaging Student Veterans: Best Practices for Serving Those Who Have Served

November 18, 2016

Presenters

  • Panel discussion moderated by Alison Perry, founder of the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch

Creating a Respectful Learning Environment for Our Native Students

November 17, 2016

Presenters

  • Anton Treuer, Bemidji State University

Materials


Diversity: Course Design Best Practices

October 21, 2016

Presenters

  • Karen Roth, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Jessica Winans, eLearning

2015-16 Academic Year

Teaching and Learning Beyond the Classroom

May 20, 2016

Presenters

  • Kiri Simning, Nursing
  • Tom Barry, Sociology
  • Kevin Grove, Physics & Engineering
  • Lynn Murray, Dental Assisting
  • Bill Cravis, Art

Challenges to Student Success for Undocumented Students

April 15, 2016

Presenters

  • Evelia Sandoval, Diversity and Inclusion

Micro-aggressions: What are they, and how do they impact student success?

March 11, 2016

Presenters

  • Karen Roth, Diversity and Inclusion

Teaching Externship to Mentor Early Career Instructors

February 19, 2016

Presenters

  • Andria Woodell, Psychology

OER Presentation Slide

(No recording available)

Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching & Learning

January 22, 2016

Presenters

  • Tina Hovekamp, Library
  • Chris Rubio, Humanities
  • Annemarie Hamlin, Humanities

Materials


Hour of Awesome: Using Modern Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning Experiences

November 20, 2015

Presenters

  • Tony Russell, Humanities

TLC Doesn't Stand for Tender Loving Care, or Does It?

October 16, 2015

Presenters

  • Andria Woodell, Psychology
  • Kathy Smith, Mathematics

2014-15 Academic Year

Is It Teaching or Is It Learning?

May 22, 2015

Presenters

  • Julie Keener, Mathematics

Character in the Classroom

May 1, 2015

Presenters

  • Tina Redd, Redmond Campus

The Barber Library & Information Literacy

April 17, 2015

Presenters

  • Cat Finney, Library
  • Kirsten Hostetler, Library

Don't Fall for Physics Envy: The Scientific Basis of Diverse Disciplines

February 23, 2015

Presenters

  • Rebecca Walker-Sands, Psychology
  • Michel Waller, Anthropology
  • Mick McCann, Geography

Learning How to Learn

(No recording available)

Learning How to Learn

February 13, 2015

Presenters

  • Kenda Caligure, Mathematics

Materials


Creating Accessible Courses and Learning Environments

January 23, 2015

Presenters

  • Annie Jenkins, Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Kellie Smith, Testing & Tutoring
  • Yasuko Jackson, eLearning

2013-14 Academic Year

Blackboard Roundtables

(No recording available)

Blackboard Roundtables, Madras & Prineville

May 2014

Presenters

  • Yasuko Jackson, eLearning
  • Lancelot Falcon, Human Development

Materials


Insights into Designing Successful Research Assignments

May 9, 2014

Description

The Library Instructional team will share their insights into how they can support and assist your students in courses requiring research assignments. They will review library services and provide insights into what can help make a research assignment successful.

Presenters

  • Cat Finney, Library
  • Michele DeSilva, Library
  • Dr. Tina Hovekamp, Library

Materials


Working with Recently Incarcerated Students (and related classroom issues)

May 2, 2014

Description

Recently incarcerated students may not always be apparent in our classrooms, yet they often display similar and identifiable behavior patterns. This session will focus on this sub-population, with tips and information that may be transferable to other classroom behavioral issues such as setting boundaries, guidelines, and expectations in the classroom.

Presenters

  • Michael Hansen, Business
  • Tucker Bauman, Deer Ridge
  • Janet Narum, Deer Ridge

Flipped Classroom Instruction

April 25, 2014

Description

Chemistry instructors Carol Higginbotham and Zelda Zeigler will help you experience a "flipped classroom" from the perspective of a student. They will share their reasons for taking this approach and describe the successes and occasional struggles that have come along with its implementation.

Presenters

  • Carol Higginbotham, Chemistry
  • Zelda Zeigler, Chemistry

Collaborative Teaching: Insights from Learning Community Programs

April 11, 2014

Description

Join the members of the Learning Communities Task Force to talk about the benefits and opportunities to both instructors and students in collaborative teaching settings. This session will discuss broad opportunities for collaboration, as well as those specific to learning community programs.

Presenters

  • Jake Agatucci, Humanities
  • Sara Henson, Human Development
  • Jessie Russell, Health and Human Performance
  • Chris Rubio, Humanities

Materials


Finding Your Voice in the Classroom

February 28, 2014

Description

New instructors, full or part-timers, sometimes feel the need to replicate those who are mentoring them. This can at times stifle creativity or result in self-doubt when assessing their teaching skills. However, great teaching often begins when a person begins to develop their own personal style. Join us for a round table discussion on ways to develop your individuality in the classroom through innovation and experimentation while still meeting shared department or course outcomes.

Presenters

  • Andria Woodell, Psychology

Threshold Concepts: A new tool of curricular design!

January 31, 2014

Description

"The idea of threshold concepts emerged from a UK national research project into the possible characteristics of strong teaching and learning environments in the disciplines for undergraduate education (Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses). In pursuing this research in the field of economics, it became clear to Erik Meyer and Ray Land [1-9, 10-16], that certain concepts were held by economists to be central to the mastery of their subject. These concepts, Meyer and Land argued, could be described as 'threshold' ones because they have certain features in common" (Glynis Cousin, An Introduction to Threshold Concepts).

This concept can be tremendously valuable in rethinking the structure of curriculum. This work also embeds an important awareness of the recursive and liminal nature of integrating the learning of threshold concepts into the knowledge base of students.

Presenters

  • Bruce Emerson, Physics & Engineering

Materials


Writing across the Disciplines

January 24, 2014

Presenters

  • Chris Rubio, Humanities
  • Annemarie Hamlin, Humanities

Materials


Quiet: Recognizing the Needs of Introverted Students to Create an Inclusive Classroom

November 22, 2013

Description

HHP Faculty member John Liccardo will define the traits of both introverts and extraverts and will then share how a classroom environment may negatively impact introverted students. John will lead a scenario-based discussion for creating inclusive classroom environments that address the needs of both introvert and extravert personalities. The discussion will use evidence from psychology and neuroscience to try to address common issues in the classroom to create a more balanced learning environment that can maximize the performance of both introverted and extroverted students.

Presenters

  • John Liccardo, Health and Human Performance

Creating Community in the Classroom

November 15, 2013

Description

Join Humanities Faculty Tina Redd and Human Development Faculty Lancelot Falcon for a facilitated discussion on creating community in the classroom, in particular in the North Campus settings of Redmond, Madras and Prineville. Tina and Lancelot will address some of the unique challenges of teaching on the North Campuses, with a focus on avenues for creating a community atmosphere in the classroom setting. A general discussion on resources both needed and available to faculty teaching on the RMP campuses will follow, with input welcome from all in attendance.

Presenters

  • Tina Redd, Humanities
  • Lancelot Falcon, Human Development

Materials


Prior Presentations

Are Chemists the Problem? Chemists are the SOLUTION: Case studies in Green Chemistry

Description

From news reports of chemical spills to Breaking Bad, chemists often get attention when they are up to no good—playing major roles in events that damage our health or degrade the environment. But, chemistry and chemicals themselves are not to blame for these problems. Learn what happens when chemists use their power for good. Chemistry helps us understand many of our environmental and health problems, and chemists play key roles in projects that aim to improve the quality of life around the world.

Presenters

      • Dr. Carol Higginbotham, Chemistry

Behold the Power of Play!

Description

In this interactive presentation, we will explore the power of PLAY and consider why play is critical to young children's learning and development.

Presenters

Amy Howell, Early Childhood Education


Blackboard Discussion

Description

Academic Computing Support staff share ideas and information on the uses of Blackboard on your campus, and offers time-saving advice for instructors that are using or will be using Blackboard. There will be time for instructors to suggest ideas on what instructional tools they would like to learn about in the future.

Presenters

      • Yasuko Jackson, Academic Computing Support

Burnout: How to Know When It Is YOU and Not Them

Presenters

      • Dr. Andria Woodell, Psychology

Bystander Effect and Heroism: It's Not Easy Being a Hero

Description

This presentation will explore the different aspects of heroism, why people intervene or avoid those in need of help. By the end of the presentation, the audience will have gained insight on the simple mechanisms that prevent action and how to break this influence when necessary.

Presenters

      • Dr. Andria Woodell, Psychology

Chew on This: Food Facts and Considerations

Description

Presentation covering various aspects of food production and consumption. Specific emphases given to how much money we spend on food (not much), government subsidies, and externalities associated with industrial food production, USDA organic standards, and local food production.

Presenters

      • Owen Murphy, Health & Human Performance

Cranial Injuries and Criminals: Understanding Brain Function Through Mishaps and Mayhem

Description

Using famous cases like John Hinkley, Jr. as illustrations, this will be a brief discussion of brain anatomy and physiology and how damage to the brain contributes to maladaptive behavior.

Presenters

      • Dr. Rebecca Walker-Sands, Psychology

Create Your Own Zombie: Bringing the Resilient Undead to Life

Description

Zombies are often slow and dumb falling victim to everything from mutant backyard plants to the shotgun double-tap, but they don't have to be. Give your zombie roots (Will your zombie be a Voodoo one or a Romero one?), abilities (slow and infectious or fast and bitey), and learn about zombies in film, literature, and video games alike.

Presenters

      • Dr. Tony Russell, Humanities

Exploring the Cross-Overs Between Video Games and Social Media

Description

What compels the player to engage in and spend significant amounts of time playing has been explained by researchers, most notably Jane McGonigal, through the lens of Positive Psychology. Such a lens looks beyond the negative associations often connected to video games and their socio-cultural impact and allows for more productive potentialities to be considered. One such potential is the Alternate Reality Game, which attempts to harness the key characteristics of the video game player and put them to use in productive endeavors carried forward through social media.

Presenters

      • Jake Agatucci, Humanities

Flow: For the Love of Water, Movie and Discussion

Description

Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. Flow is a documentary that confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.

Presenters

      • Mick McCann, Geography

Grow, Play, Flourish: A Panel Discussion about the Keys to Happiness

Description

What do various disciplines have to say about happiness? Come learn what the fields of geography, economics, health, human development and psychology can tell us about how to find happiness.

Presenters

      • Mick McCann, Geography
      • Jenny Cruickshank, Health & Human Performance
      • Sara Henson, Human Development
      • Andria Woodell, Pscyhology

Heroic Imagination Team Presentations

Description

Challenge Accepted!: The Power of A Growth Mindset
Have you ever walked away from a challenge because you were afraid of potential failure? Do you have a certain dread going into courses because you assume you will struggle since you are not good at a subject? College can be frustrating because you often encounter obstacles that feel impossible to overcome. The Heroic Imagination Team will discuss how mindset can impact your ability to succeed and offer tips on how to shift into a more productive growth mindset.

Bystander Effect: Understanding the Power of One
We hear stories about how everyday people fail to intervene on behalf of a victim in need of help. These stories create responses of horror in us and people claim if they were in the situation they would have acted. This talk will examine the situational factors that prevent people from responding and provide advice on how to break the spells and use the power of one to make a positive difference.

Presenters

      • Students affiliated with C.O.P.E (Central Oregon Psychology Enthusiasts).

How to Lie with Maps

Presenters

      • Mick McCann, Geography

Ignite: Food!

Description

A series of quick and energized presentations about the theme of FOOD from different academic perspectives.

Presenters

      • Dr. Amy Harper, Anthropology, "The Cultural Meaning of Food"
      • Murray Godfrey, History, "Changes in American Food from 19th to 20th Century"
      • Mick McCann, Geography, "The Geography of Food"
      • Dr. Julie Hood-Gonsalves, Health & Human Performance, "Food Myths"

Maintaining Mental Fitness in High Stress Occupations

Description

Some people seek out occupations because they want to help others or make a difference. However, these professions are often associated with high burnout rates linked to some of the negative experiences that come with these jobs. This presentation will discuss the emotional tools you need to get through those situations, how to identify when you are not dealing with a difficult situation well and when you need extra help.

Presenters

      • Paula Simone, Fire Sciences

Mechanisms of Hate: Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination

Presenters

      • Dr. Andria Woodell, Psychology

Motion-activated Cameras

Description

Bret Michalski will demonstrate and discuss the use of motion-activated cameras in teaching. These cameras serve as excellent means of engaging students in the scientific method, generating excitement for their research projects, and generating a challenging situation in which the students are motivated to want to succeed.

Presenters

      • Bret Michalski, Forest Technology

My Secret Self: Movie & Discussion

Description

Movie presentation, discussion and lecture on physiological bases for external genitalia, internal reproductive organs, gender identity, mate choice and trends in behavior.

Presenters

      • Dr. Rebecca Walker-Sands, Psychology

Psychology & Parenting

Description

Topics:

      • Engaged Fathers
      • Prenatal Stress

Presenters

      • Matt Novak, Psychology

Public Safety Talks

Description

Potential Topics:

      • Personal safety
      • Crime prevention
      • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
      • Leadership in law enforcement
      • Leading and motivating your team
      • Rebuilding your organizational image after crisis
      • Public Information
      • Media relations
      • Patrol procedures

Presenters

      • Jim Bennett, Campus Public Safety

Service Learning in the Curriculum

Description

Learn about incorporating "service" into the student learning outcomes of our courses. Faculty share their experiences and welcome Betsy Warriner from Volunteer Connect will be present to inform us on how her organization can help create connections between our students and course appropriate service organizations. If you are already doing Service Learning in your courses, feel free to share your projects, and if not, come find out how this can be another meaningful way to make our curriculum relevant to our students.

Presenters

      • Bev Jackson, Health Information Technology
      • Deb Davies, Dental Assisting
      • Justin Borowsky, Speech

So You Want to Be a Psychologist?: Graduate School and Beyond

Presenters

      • Dr. Andria Woodell, Psychology

The History of Mole – It's not chocolate on chicken!

Description

Many people still avoid trying to prepare mole (pronounced mow-lay) at home or ordering it in a restaurant because they've heard that it's a chocolate-based sauce served over chicken due to its dark brown or deep reddish color. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Mole is one of the most famous yet also one of the most complicated Mexican dishes, and a small amount of chocolate is only one of the many ingredients used in the making this traditional sauce. The history of making mole dates back to the Aztecs and the colonial period in Mexico, making it a true fusion cuisine!

Presenters

      • Robin Martinez, Spanish

The Importance of Being Un-Original in the Arts

Description

21st Century artists, and art students in particular, are hard-pressed to create original works. Meanwhile, originality remains one of the primary cultural criteria for appraising new works of art. Through examples from his own career trajectory, Cravis demonstrates that artistic creation is itself an original act, regardless of whether – and in some cases especially because – everything has already been done before..."

Presenters

      • Bill Cravis, Art

The Truth About Conformity: Let's All Follow the Leader

Presenters

      • Dr. Andria Woodell, Psychology

Vampires and the People Who Love Them

Description

Vampires themselves aren't that fascinating. How they reflect the fears (and now hopes) of those who create them? Now that is fascinating. Terry Krueger will be discussing some of the reasons people are drawn to vampires.

Presenters

      • Dr. Terry Krueger, Humanities

Verbal Judo

Presenters

      • Kathy McCabe, Criminal Justice

Water Wars: Politics of Thirst

Description

This presentation will discuss the geopolitics involved in water conservation.

Presenters

      • Mick McCann, Geography

Wellness Coaching and Changing Bad Habits

Presenters

    • Jenny Cruickshank, Health and Human Performance