TEACH Center Podcast

Caring Campus Series

Listen to in-depth conversations about West Valley College’s Caring Campus initiative, including high-impact faculty behaviors that welcome students and support their learning.
Create Moments That Matter

Listen to the rationale for creating moments that matter for our students. Dr. Brad Phillips, CEO of the Institute of Evidence-Based Change explains why meaningful student-faculty relationships can make the difference between retention and attrition.



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Situational Fairness

Learn about Delta College’s Caring Campus journey and how Delta faculty member Kristin Cornelius practices situational fairness.



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Assign and Assess Early and Often

Learn from Dr. Brad Phillips, CEO of the Institute of Evidence-Based Change, how assigning and assessing early and often can create a “cadence of accountability” between faculty and students in the course.



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Caring Campus Faculty Behavioral Commitments

The West Valley College faculty has made the following behavioral commitments for Caring Campus.

  1. Learn and regularly use students' names.
  2. Clearly communicate about the course.
  3. Create moments that matter.
  4. Assign and assess early and often.
  5. Practice situational fairness.

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Color Series

The color series features five WVC faculty interviews about how the concept of color shows up in their disciplines. Listen to the whole series to learn about light waves, human perception of color, and how color is used in music, movies, and the clothing industry.




William Clay

William Clay

Learn how color is used with intentionality in film production.



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Christine Peters-Stanton

Christine Peter-Stanton

Learn how physiology affects our perception of color.



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Nicole Markelz

Learn about color trend forecasting and sustainability in textile production.



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Jeff Forehan

Jeff Forehan

Learn how color is used in digital audio production.



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Mel Vaughn

Mel Vaughn

Learn about electromagnetic waves and visible light.



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Last Updated 8/25/22