Current Events Catalog

Fall 2018

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Am I A Reading Instructor?

Faculty Development

(The answer is, Yes!)  Reading Apprenticeship Basics Have you had students who struggled with the content of your course and you wondered if their reading comprehension skills played a role? Have you ever thought about how you, an expert in your discipline, make sense of the literature in your field? Reading Apprenticeship (RA) bridges the experience ...

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Back Fit

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We got your back! A healthy, pain-free back contributes to overall well-being. Learn how to strengthen, stretch, and increase mobility of back supporting muscles. Learn tips and techniques for core activation and proper workplace sitting. We will also learn to use essential tools like bands and foam rollers. Thursday, Nov.1, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. D104H       Location: D104H| ...

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BC Faculty Choir

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Building on the highly successful spring experience, we invite you to join the BC Faculty Choir! We will be meeting every other Friday starting on Sept 28 from 2:30–3:20 p.m. Aimee Hong, our own Bellevue College Class Voice and Concert Choir Instructor, will be leading us in music in preparation of a concert performance at ...

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Building Transferable Skills into Your Classes with High-Impact Practices

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We prepare our students with content knowledge and communication skills. But do we intentionally do the same with teamwork, reflection, self-direction, intercultural and global awareness, career-mindedness, and more? These skills matter whether a student is learning nursing or history, computer networking or biology. They can help students succeed in their careers beyond Bellevue College. High-Impact Practices ...

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Climate Justice Faculty Learning Community

Polar bear in a melting iceberg

The Climate Justice Faculty Learning Community is an asynchronous workshop focused on climate issues. The learning community, which is modeled on a teaching square, is designed to help participants hone their knowledge of climate justice issues and, with significant support, to teach one lesson in an existing course that addresses the looming threats of climate ...

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Fostering Transformation Together: Info-Session on the Upcoming Faculty-Community Fellowship Program

Achievement

Community-based learning (CBL), when done well, helps students meet their course outcomes, build transferable skills, and engage with local issues. CBL utilizes multiple learning styles and can give opportunities that bridge equity gaps and improve retention. The strongest form of CBL, the one with the greatest potential for student transformational success, comes when an instructor partners ...

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High 5 (formerly called Proven Retention Strategies)

Achievement

Develop your teaching toolkit and share ideas with colleagues about how to implement 5 high-impact strategies proven to increase student retention rates because you and your students are connecting in meaningful ways. These practices are based on research literature from Achieving the Dream school, Odessa College’s student success initiatives, and Central Michigan University’s “Putting Students on Track ...

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Language and Community: A Literary Discussion Group

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Facilitated by English faculty, Nan Ma, this literature reading group for faculty in any and all disciplines meets once a month for an hour to discuss short stories, poetry and essays that are chosen by group members. Some writers discussed in the past include Amy Hempel, Lydia Davis, Grace Paley, Ocean Vuong, Beidao, and Cesar ...

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Meditation

Meditation

These sessions use an ancient Chinese health care regimen, Wu Qin Xi, which ties together posture, breathing, and focus. This practice can help maintain health, heal bodies, calm minds, and reconnect with our spirit.   You’ll leave the room relaxed and re-energized! No registration needed For more information, please contact Wei Geiger (wei.geiger@bellevuecollege.edu), A&H

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Nuts and Bolts Strand

Nuts and Bolts

This fall, we begin our strands for faculty who want to develop a stronger foundation for their work with students. You might be brand new to teaching, or teaching for a number of years but want to ensure you have the basics covered. We have identified key elements of college teaching and divided those into ...

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Last Updated September 11, 2018