All College Day and Week | Spring 2024

Friday, January 26, 2024

Theme: Setting a foundation of care – Supporting ourselves in support of our students

Time Activity
8:30 AM – 8:55 AM Check in, breakfast, coffee BYOCup with schema building activity
8:55 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome, Gathering and Housekeeping
9:00 AM – 9:10 PM Chancellor Brad Davis
9:10 AM – 9:45 AM President Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza | 100 Days and Beyond
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Dr. Pooja Lakshmin | Real Self Care
Main Campus-themed Keynote | 9:45 AM – 10:35 AM
Q&A and discussion | 10:35 AM – 10:45 AM
Book Signing | 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Afternoon Passport Options – Sign up for choices in the VRC – Snacks in BOR
Break-out 1 | Generative AI in the Classroom: How Library Guides and Syllabi can help | Fox 102
Break-out 2 | Ryan Torchio – Defusing Critical Situations | Fox 101
Break-out 3 | 'Real Self-Care' – A discussion about the keynote | Baltic
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Grab Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Division/School Meeting
1:30 PM – 1:55 PM Walk to the field and grab some swag
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM Baseball Complex Opening (Does not count for FLEX)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Department Meetings (1.0 hour of 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.

Tuesday, January 23

Topic Facilitator Time Location
Caring Campus Behavioral Commitment #2
Clearly Communicate about the Course using Canvas tools more effectively
TEACH Center
WVC Online
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
“Caring for Ourselves”: Time saving tools in Canvas Laura Plunkett 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Join via Zoom
Academic Senate Retreat
(Intended for all Academic Senators)
Meg Farrell 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Club Room

Wednesday, January 24

Topic Facilitator Time Location
Impact of COVID on our students and our classrooms Erika
Michelle Francis
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Join via Zoom
Accessibility Inventory: Working Session
Join this flex-time workshop where you'll complete the "Course Materials & 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!
Amy Delevett
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Join via Zoom
Hiring Committee Training: Best Practices in Hiring Quality Candidates
Are you planning on serving on a search committee? This is the training for you.
Human Resources 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM LA/SS 50
Data Bites: Using the Data Dashboard Alison McGann 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  
Engaging Students, Fostering Learning: Impactful implementation of pedagogical concepts
This collaborative workshop is aimed at demystifying educational terminology surrounding pedagogical concepts, matching rationale to these approaches, and identifying concrete and actionable iterations for participants’ own teaching practice. The facilitator’s dissertation examines “inclusive pedagogy” and faculty perceptions in particular, so she will share her insights from this study. In addition to content about pedagogy, participants will experience teaching modalities and tools that they themselves might integrate or adapt to their own instruction.
Anna Rozzo 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Join via Zoom
PG&Ds and Column Advancement – What investments today will provide the greatest long-term financial benefit
Professional Growth and Development projects (PG&Ds) not only benefit the institution but benefit faculty by promoting step advancement. We will be focusing on effective and streamlined ways of PG&D awards. We will also be explaining streamlined practices for column advancement. Included in this presentation are examples showing how investments in PG&Ds and/or column advancement projects pay off financially.
Eva Maddux 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Join via Zoom

Thursday, January 25

Topic Facilitator Time Location
Caring for Our Students: How to support a student in distress Lynnea Palazzolo
Student Services
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Hyflex | Che 139 or Join via Zoom
Caring for Our Students: Tour the Office of Student Needs, DESP facility, and Health Center   10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Student Services Center lobby
Supporting LGBTQ+ Students in the Classroom and Beyond
Are you looking for ways to support our LGBTQ+ students in and outside of the classroom? Join Danielle Shaw for an informational workshop that will help you gain a deeper understanding of identity, gender, and sexuality at West Valley College. We will touch on best practices regarding names and pronouns and review tips for creating a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment.
Danielle Shaw 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join via Zoom
DESP & Legal Requirements Amy Delevett
Lynnea Palazzolo
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Join via Zoom
Caring for our Students’ Health: Substance use and Narcan Training
Join this session for an overview of the most commonly used substances by students, reasons for use, and what staff can do to assists a student who needs assistance; this training will also include a Narcan training.
Lynnea Palazzolo 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Join via Zoom
Gratitude Workshop Michelle Zajac 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Join via Zoom
Retirement Options
The District offers a number of retirement options for part-time faculty. Full-time faculty have the option of electing PERS instead of STRS if they are vested in PERS at the time of hiring. This workshop will provide an overview of the different retirement options, the pros and cons of each, concurrent retirement (retiring from both PERS and STRS), and general guidelines to help faculty make retirement decisions. Additionally we will be covering the WEP and GPO and how those federal laws negatively impact STRS retirees. Part-time faculty are encouraged to attend.
Kate Disney
Brenna Wondrum
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Join via Zoom
Hiring Committee Training: Best Practices in Hiring Quality Candidates
Are you planning on serving on a search committee? This is the training for you.
Samantha Folb
HR Team
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Fox 120
All About Load
This workshop provides an overview of how faculty load is calculated for a given assignment. We will review how hours are converted into load and your options with overload (such as unit banking and flexiload). Lastly, we will review a sample load sheet and pay stub to show you how to ensure that your pay accurately reflects your load.
  2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Join via Zoom
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