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Adjunct Faculty: What’s in the Contract for US? (New)

Adjunct Faculty: What's in the Contract for US? (New)

During Campus Equity Week, come learn about your rights and your responsibilities as an adjunct instructor at Bellevue College. We will cover course assignment, office hours, promotion, annual/multi-annual contracts, class caps, course evaluations, performance reviews, participation in college governance, professional development, leave, unemployment insurance, childcare benefits, and more.     Tuesday, October 26, 3-4 p.m. ...

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Administrators’ Office Hours

Administrators' Office Hours

Take advantage of a direct connection with BC Administrators! Join us for a conversation with campus-wide leaders during their office hours. They are interested in discussing what they are working on and hearing what's happening in your area of the college. BC Administration Initiatives include Achieving the Dream, Integrated Student Services, Faculty Professional Development, Lean ...

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Antiracist Teaching and Assessment (Extended)

Antiracist Teaching and Assessment (Extended)

The American educational system was designed (and has been redesigned again and again) to center Whiteness and colonize the minds of BIPoC students. As agents of this system, all of us—including instructors of color— have been, and continue to be, complicit in this educational legacy. Our complicity in an unjust system says more about the ...

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Applying for Sabbatical

Applying for Sabbatical

Thinking about a sabbatical? We encourage you to come to this session to meet with members of the Sabbatical Leave Committee. We will review the most up-to-date application process, requirements, and timeline, as well as provide examples of applications from faculty who have recently been awarded sabbatical. Applications will be due late January or early ...

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Arab Culture 101: Dispelling Myths

Arab Culture 101: Dispelling Myths

In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to Arab culture. We will dispel myths and misconceptions about Arabs, identify and define major concepts (such as Arab vs Muslim), and touch on the impact of what is happening in the Arab world today on the Arab community in the United States. An important goal of ...

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BC Faculty & Staff Singers

BC Faculty & Staff Singers

Welcome to our BC Faculty & Staff Singing Group! This is a great opportunity to take some time away from your work and meet other colleagues from campus! For Fall Quarter, we will meet every other Friday and make music together from the safety of our own homes! Aimee Hong, Faculty of Music at BC, who ...

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Climate Justice Faculty Learning Community

Climate Justice Faculty Learning Community

The Climate Justice Faculty Learning Community (FLC) will be fully online this Fall. It involves three synchronous two-hour workshop-style sessions in Fall quarter during which participants hone their knowledge of climate justice issues and learn about ways to bring this issue into one of their courses and involve students in civic engagement around this issue. ...

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Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain – FULL

Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain - FULL

Culturally responsive and sustaining teaching practices work to close the opportunity gaps present in our educational system. These teaching frameworks bring together brain-based learning with practices that strengthen the assets of our culturally, linguistically, and neuro diverse students. Zaretta Hammond’s book leads us through how culturally responsive practices impact cognitive functions, and when done well, ...

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Finding and Implementing Open Educational Resources (OERs) For Your Courses

Finding and Implementing Open Educational Resources (OERs) For Your Courses

The materials we choose for our courses impact student success in multiple ways. The relevancy of the content to our students and the cost of those materials are two aspects that faculty can control, and using Open Educational Resources (OERs) is one strategy. Although OERs have been demonstrated to have measurable positive outcomes on student ...

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High 5 in the Blended Classroom -FULL

High 5 in the Blended Classroom -FULL

Even if you’ve taken High 5 before, we welcome you to dive into how to approach these 5 practices in blended instruction. Virtual classes present new challenges when compared to 100% on-ground classes. How do we build community, connect with our students, create clear assignments, and stay flexible as an instructor? What do the High ...

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How to Read Your Paycheck – New for ctcLink!

How to Read Your Paycheck - New for ctcLink!

Curious what all those deductions are for? Wondering who OASI is and why they take a chunk of your paycheck? There have been many questions about how to read paychecks.  Particularly, for faculty, it gets really confusing as they may be compensated for attending PD or working on projects and other special assignments. A union ...

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Infusing Critical Thinking into Your Course – FULL

Infusing Critical Thinking into Your Course - FULL

As college instructors, most of us may consider ourselves to be critical thinkers and our students to be engaged in critical thinking in our courses. Some of us are teaching courses with a critical thinking (CT) outcome, approximately 10% of BC courses, in fact. Are you confident in your definition of critical thinking, your lessons ...

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Integrating Social Media into Your Instruction (New)

Integrating Social Media into Your Instruction (New)

Join these sessions to share ideas about integrating a variety of social media into your courses. We know that our students use a variety of media to connect with friends, family, news, information, and entertainment. How can we use them to make a positive impact on our students’ learning? This is an informal, sharing community ...

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Nuts and Bolts of Equitable College Instruction – FULL

Nuts and Bolts of Equitable College Instruction - FULL

Are you new to teaching or do you want to revisit some of the foundations of college instruction as it relates to virtual learning?  The Nuts and Bolts workshop strand engages faculty in discussions about the fundamentals of being a college instructor while making practical applications to our courses. Throughout these sessions, we introduce evidence-based ...

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Preparing for an Inclusive Hybrid Course

Preparing for an Inclusive Hybrid Course

As we’re anticipating a re-opening of the campus in the coming year, we need to start considering how to bring what we’ve learned about effective teaching in a virtual class to our face-to-face courses. Promoting inclusivity and diversity in the classroom is the instructor’s privilege and responsibility. How can we do this in a hybrid ...

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Preparing for the Interview

Preparing for the Interview

You’ve made the first cut, and maybe even the second!  Now you are called in for the interview. An interview for a full-time faculty position may include a variety of components: a campus tour, a meet and greet, a timed question/answer session, a writing prompt, or a teaching demonstration.  Learn more about interviews and consider ...

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Reviewing Your Program through an Equity Lens

Reviewing Your Program through an Equity Lens

Over the 2020-2021 academic year, faculty in the Parent Education and Psychology programs committed to reflecting on their student data, teaching practices, and goals through an equity lens. Join Jamie Cho, Parent Ed, and Deepti Karkhanis, Psychology, to learn from their work to transform their programs by breaking cycles of systemic inequities and building new ...

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Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

Have you ever found yourself struggling to have meaningful conversations about climate change, especially with people you care about who may misunderstand the message or distrust the science, and wishing for more effective tools to convey your ideas? Please join us to explore the ideas in “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and ...

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Teaching Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) 101

Teaching Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) 101

Why Interdisciplinary Studies - IDS programs provide students with valuable learning opportunities to synthesize ideas and information from multiple disciplines. They learn to see connections between seemingly disconnected areas of study, thereby developing new insights and potential innovations in areas of interest to them. They become more effective communicators, critical thinkers, reasoners, and appreciators of ...

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Unemployment Benefits for Adjunct Faculty

Unemployment Benefits for Adjunct Faculty

Are you eligible for unemployment benefits? Come find out! Unemployment or reduced-employment benefits are available between quarters! Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.         Friday, December 10, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.   Join Zoom Meeting For more information, contact Tobi Rosenberg, A&H, BCAHEVP@gmail.com  

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Using Mid-Quarter Course Evaluations! They Work! (New)

Using Mid-Quarter Course Evaluations! They Work! (New)

Do you ever read your course evaluations wishing you had that information to make changes during the quarter to support those students? Have you ever done, or thought about doing, mid-term evaluations with your students? Learn about the pilot student feedback project we ran in winter and spring 2021, with 28 instructors and 950 students! ...

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Why Black Lives Matter 201: Storytelling as Pedagogy – FULL

Why Black Lives Matter 201: Storytelling as Pedagogy - FULL

Experience the wonderful world of storytelling as pedagogy! In Why Black Lives Matter 201, we will engage with and discuss the works of famed African American storyteller Diane Ferlatte. We will also practice with The CBE Story: A Strategic Storytelling Toolkit to develop storytelling pedagogical practices that may increase the academic success of Black and ...

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Writing Your Diversity Statement – FULL

Writing Your Diversity Statement - FULL

Do you have a current Diversity Statement? Can you articulate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in writing? What about in an interview? A Diversity Statement is now a requirement for any employment in higher ed and articulating your commitment to diversity and equity is also important for promotional purposes. This 2-session workshop will ...

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Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

Do you have a teaching philosophy? Do your students know what it is? Could you articulate it in writing? What about in an in-person interview? A statement of teaching philosophy is often a requirement for tenure-track teaching jobs (and increasingly for adjunct teaching jobs as well) and being able to articulate your teaching philosophy can ...

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Last Updated February 11, 2020