All College Day: Fall 2021

All College Day Schedule: Friday, August 27, 2021
Time Activity
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Coffee Talk: Talk among yourselves
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Brad Davis, Chancellor
9:10 AM – 9:20 AM College President – Welcoming Remarks
9:20 AM – 9:30 AM Chris Rolen, District Police – Health and Safety Update
9:30 AM – 9:40 AM Gretchen Ehlers, Academic Senate President
9:40 AM – 9:50 AM Ana Lobato, Classified Senate President
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM New Employee Welcome and Oak Tree Award
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Education Master Plan Presentation
10:30 AM – 11:25 AM Break-out Rooms and Group Discussion

Purpose of Break-outs: To provide your ideas and feedback on how we might implement these action items- The question we want you to ask yourself is “How do I fit into this work?”
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Large Share-out with “golden acorn”
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Student services building will be open to serve students.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Division Meetings
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Department Meetings (or at another point in the week, per your department chair’s email)

All College Week

Please register for all sessions on the Vision Resource Center (VRC) through the Portal.

Workshop Schedule

Topic Date Time Location

Take a breath and spend 30 minutes learning the art of meditation.

Monday August 23 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Join Workshop

Interested in learning about how to incorporate Problem-Based Learning? Intrigued by the desire to teach more equitably? Hankering to join a bunch of excited teachers? Then, please join the Transforming Teaching: Problem-Based Learning Community of Practice. Join us for the 2.5 hours of interactive training to see if this community of practice is right for you.

*This can count towards your 6 flex hours.
Monday, August 23 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM Join Workshop

Have you always wanted to try pilates? Join Dr. Weber for 45 minutes of exercise before your first meeting.

Tuesday, August 24 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Join Workshop

What is cognitive coaching? How is cognitive coaching different from, and similar to, traditional mentoring practices? How can implementing cognitive coaching strategies enrich your interactions with those you are mentoring? By joining this COP Cohort, you commit to attending this kick-off orientation introducing you to cognitive coaching, practicing various cognitive coaching strategies with a mentee through the TEACH Coach Program or your own partner throughout the Fall semester, and participating in one Zoom meeting per month with other peer coaches here at WVC where you will share your experiences and learn from the experiences of others in this interactive and supportive learning community.

*This can count towards your 6 flex hours.
Tuesday, August 24 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Join Workshop

Want to wake up your body before you go-go? Join Dr. Weber for 45 minutes of exercise.

Wednesday, August 25 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Join Workshop

WVC has an app for that! Come learn why students are in love with WVC Go and how it might help your work life as well. Hosted by Daniel Niemann.

*This can count towards your 6 flex hours.
Wednesday, August 25 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Join Workshop

For those who are doing hy-flex (students can choose to come in person or via Zoom) this semester, we will be discussing how to engage our students in both modalities.

*This can count towards your 6 flex hours.
Wednesday, August 25 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Che 139
Join Workshop

Yoga has many physical and mental benefits. Join us to see what it’s all about.

Thursday August 26 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Join Workshop

Are you curious about all the new bells and whistles that the library can offer your students? Do you want to improve the utilization of research in your classes? Join this session to find out all about how your library liaison (yes, your department has one of those) can help you tailor the library’s collections to your teaching to improve student success.

*This can count towards your 6 flex hours.
Thursday, August 26 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join Workshop

Embedded tutoring has been shown to improve success rates and help students feel more connected to the course. However, faculty are often unclear how to find one, how to work with one, and how to make the most of the tutoring help. Join Success Center Coordinator Jen Wagner and Vida Sabouri as they enlighten us.

*This can count towards your 6 flex hours.
Thursday, August 26 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Join Workshop

Come connect with department chairs and get advice from “seasoned” chairs. Get some tips on how to communicate and connect with faculty and students. We will also talk about the major deadlines throughout the semester and provide quick tips on scheduling, hiring, and appraisals.

*This can count towards your 6 flex hours.
Thursday, August 26 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Join Workshop

Join us as we kick-off our semester of mentoring with associate faculty and new full-time faculty.

*This can count towards your 6 flex hours.

Thursday, August 26 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Join Workshop

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 7/10/23