All College Day and Week: Fall 2024

RSVP for All College Day

Friday, August 23, 2024

Theme: Change Means Possibility

Time Activity
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Check in, breakfast, coffee BYOCup
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome, Gathering and Housekeeping
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Chancellor Brad Davis
9:10 AM – 9:45 AM President Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza | Climate Survey
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Gary Ware | Playful Possibilities – Leveraging Improv Thinking and Play to Fuel Change
In an increasingly systematic world, the necessity for adaptability, resilience, and innovative thinking has never been more evident. Embrace the transformative power of play and improv thinking in this interactive experience designed to unlock creativity, foster connectivity, and inspire innovative mindsets. Dive into playful activities that not only entertain but profoundly shift perspectives on communication, empathy, and collaboration.
10:50 AM – 11:15 AM Book Signing | The Playful Rebellion
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Session 1: School Meetings | Fox and Campus Center
Session 2: Dr. Bhattar Session for Classified (pre-register on the Vision Resource Center)
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM BBQ Lunch | Campus Center
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM Faculty Session | AI Next Steps: Practical Ways to Teach Critical AI Literacy, Support Academic Integrity and Use AI in Pedagogy with AI practitioner Anna Mills | Fox 120

Classified Session | Dr. Raja Bhattar: Healthy Conversations, Healthy Outcomes
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Department Meetings
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Pickle Ball Tournament! (Does not count for FLEX)
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 19

Topic Facilitator Time Location

Tuesday, August 20

Topic Facilitator Time Location
Strategies for working with AI: Assign & Assess Early and Often Laura Plunkett 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Academic Senate Retreat for Current Senators Meg Farrell 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Club Room
Faculty Walkthrough: Finish eLumen Mandatory Course Revisions EFFICIENTLY
We know you are all very busy and we want to save you time. Come get tips on how to minimize your curriculum course workload. Many departments have somewhere between 1 or as many as 7 courses that need revisions this Fall with due dates between August 28th and October 9th. Get an online walk through with Curriculum Chair, Kristen Jackanich, on how to use the resources available on the Curriculum Website | West Valley College as well as a detailed list of the common areas that most need to be edited and could slow down the process. You are encouraged to log into eLumen and launch at least one workflow during the meeting.

If you cannot attend or if you have questions regarding NEW curriculum please come to the Curriculum Office Hours on Fridays during the semester.
Kristen Jackanich & Curriculum Committee 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
Disability Needs and Being a Caring Campus
A workshop for faculty
Amy Delevett 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Zoom

Wednesday, August 21

Topic Facilitator Time Location
New Faculty Academy Michelle Francis 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Che
Academic Senate Executive Team Retreat
Meg Farrell 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Club Room
Accessibility Inventory Working Session
Join this flex-time workshop where you'll complete the "Course Materials and Technology Inventory" form (a required inventory for listing all course video links, software applications, digital documents, and physical technology). This 2-hour workshop will provide faculty time to fill out the required form together, in a supportive and encouraging environment. Amy Delevett, ADA Compliance Coordinator, will host and assist with narrowing down what you need to list in the form. By completing the form, you'll be supporting progress with campus accessibility. Apprehensive? Think of what Tina Fey would say, “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” You got this!
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Join via Zoom

Thursday, August 23

Topic Facilitator Time Location
New Faculty Academy Michelle Francis 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Che
Giving Meaningful Feedback when Evaluating Faculty – Strength-based Perspective VP of Instruction
Faculty Appraisal Forms and Articles: What’s New and Improved? Kate Disney
Brenna Wundram
Kelly Neary
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Zoom
Change is Happening
Faculty Panel about AI and how they are using it in their classes
DE Committee 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
We are CE! Join us for important Career Education program Updates
Calling all Career Education (CE) faculty and staff, please join us to hear important updates and give feedback about the direction of Career Education at West Valley. We plan to exchange ideas and more importantly hear from you on challenges for career ed and workforce training and the ways we can improve support for you and our students in career ed programs
Eric Grabiel & Provost Moon-Johnson 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Che
Using an Equity lens to Revise and Create Curriculum
Curious how to incorporate more equity into your official Curriculum Outline? This workshop will discuss the Inclusive & Equitable COR Guide (formerly called Diversity Equity Inclusion Access and Belonging (DEIAB) COR Guiding Questions document), focusing on the high impact areas such as: Course Descriptions, Units/Hours, Requisites, and Textbooks. Remember Curriculum is a clear item under Institutional Responsibilities and possibly PG&D.
Kristen Jackanich & Curriculum Committee 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Join via Zoom
Building Resilience in Students post-COVID Michelle Francis and Erika Llantero 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 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 5/21/24