All College Day and Week: Fall 2022

All College Day Schedule: Friday, August 26, 2022
Time Activity
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Check In and Coffee (BYOC)
9:00 AM Welcome from Chancellor Davis
9:10 AM President Kashima – State of the Campus
9:35 AM Awards and Recognition
9:45 AM

President Kashima: Interview with Odessa College President, Dr. Gregory Williams

Gregory Williams

Dr. Gregory D. Williams serves as president of Odessa College, a position he has held since January 2007. Accepting that post was a true homecoming for Dr. Williams, who began his journey in higher education as a student at Odessa College in 1983.

Before earning his doctorate in higher education administration from Baylor University, Dr. Williams’ educational journey also included the completion of three degrees from the University of Texas Permian Basin: first, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a certification to teach psychology, history, and learning disabled students, followed by two master’s degrees, in education mid-management and in psychology, respectively.

Dr. Williams has led the OC team in breaking every major enrollment record, student retention record, student success record, and fund-raising record previously held by the college. His leadership has set OC on the path to becoming the best community college in the nation. In 2018, Odessa College was awarded Achieving the Dream’s Leah Meyer Austin Award. In 2017, and again in 2019, Odessa College was named an Aspen Institute Top 10 Community College. OC went on to win the Rising Star Award for Community College Excellence from the Aspen Institute in 2017 and 2019, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 2017 Star Award.

On the local level, Dr. Williams currently serves or has recently served on the ECISD Education Foundation Board, Prosperity Bank’s Advisory Board, the Permian Basin Workforce Development Board, Odessa’s Comprehensive Master Plan Advisory Committee, and the Education Partnership Leadership Team.

On the state level, he serves or has recently served as Chair of the Texas Association of Community Colleges, the TACC Executive Committee, the TACC Rural College Committee, the TACC Legislative Committee, the Texas Student Success Council, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Business & Community Advisory Council.

On the national level, he recently served on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board of Directors and Executive Board. Dr. Williams was appointed to the Achieving the Dream Board of Directors in January, 2018, and continues to serve. He has also served on the Belk Center for Community College Leadership & Research Advisory Board since December, 2019.

Dr. Williams and his wife, Karen, have two sons, Kiaran and Gregory, and one daughter, Kara, who also is a graduate of Odessa College – notably as one of the first Dual Credit students to earn an Associate Degree from OC before graduating from high school.

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM Academic and Classified Senate Goals for the Year
10:50 AM Large Group Session around Data Examination
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Division Meeting (Check Vision Resource Center for times and location)
3:00 PM Department meeting (Check Vision Resource Center for times and locations)
In addition to the All College Day RSVP, please be sure and register for all sessions you plan to attend using the Vision Resource Center found on the Portal.
Monday, August 22
Topic Presenter/Facilitator Time Location
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #4: Assign & Assess Early & Often Community of Practice Whitney Clay
Meg Farrell
Michelle Francis
Molly Schrey
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Join via Zoom
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #2 and Anti-Racism Plan: Clearly Communicate About the Course via Warm Syllabus Stacy Hopkins
Kristen Jackanich
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Join via Zoom
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #5: Situational Fairness Community of Practice Whitney Clay
Doug Epperson
Michelle Francis
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Join via Zoom

Tuesday, August 23
Topic Presenter/Facilitator Time Location
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #4: Assign & Assess Early & Often Community of Practice Whitney Clay
Meg Farrell
Michelle Francis
Molly Schrey
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Join via Zoom
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #2: Clearly Communicate about the Course via Canvas
Whether you teach face-to-face, online or hybrid, there are multiple Canvas tools to enhance your communication with students. Join us to see how!
Janis Kea
WVC Online Team
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Join via Zoom
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #5: Situational Fairness Community of Practice Whitney Clay
Doug Epperson
Michelle Francis
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Join via Zoom

Wednesday, August 24
Topic Presenter/Facilitator Time Location
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #3: Making Moments that Matter Community of Practice Whitney Clay
Michelle Francis
Michelle Zajac
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Join via Zoom
Self-Care for Faculty and Staff
This Zoom will be a fun and interactive time with your peers in which you will learn about and discuss practical ways to avoid burnout through intentional self-care. Come join us for some encouragement and practical ideas that are sure to help you this semester!
Jared Fujishin 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Join via Zoom
Anti-Racism Plan DEIAB “The Guide”: An Equitable Way to Write Curriculum Kristen Jackanich
Christina Stevenson
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Join via Zoom
Associate Faculty Orientation Chris Dyer
Stacy Gleixner
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
“Safety First!” Campus Safety Training WVMCCD Police Department 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Club Room

Thursday, August 25
Topic Presenter/Facilitator Time Location
Starfish Training
Learn about all things Starfish! During this time, you will receive an overview of the features available within Starfish, links to resources, and to see Starfish from the student success perspective.
John Hannigan 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join via Zoom
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #1: Learn and Use Students’ Names
Discover new ways to learn and use students’ names in this interactive workshop.
Whitney Clay
Laurie Dotson
Doug Epperson
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Che 139
“Safety First!” Campus Safety Training WVMCCD Police Department 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Club Room
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #2: Clearly Communicate about the Course via Canvas
Whether you teach face-to-face, online or hybrid, there are multiple Canvas tools to enhance your communication with students. Join us to see how!
Janis Kea
WVC Online Team
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Join via Zoom
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #2: Clearly Communicate about the Course
Come to this video workshop for faculty for tools and tips about how to make quality video content for your courses. No equipment needed for this workshop.
William Clay 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Fox 107
Disability Inclusion: What is the Faculty’s Responsibility on a Caring Campus?
Come join us for an interactive discussion about how the Caring Campus Commitments can support student access needs and improve our inclusion.
Amy Gode
Erika Llantero
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Join via Zoom

Vision Resource Tutorial

Registration Instructions
  1. Log into the Vision Resource Center through the West Valley Portal.
  2. Click on the pop up to clear the welcome message.
  3. Go to “Learning” on the top bar and select “Workshop Calendar”.
  4. Click on the link for an event to see more details about it. Click on the “Request” button if you wish to register for that session.
Last Updated 8/26/22