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A Perfect Moral Storm

A Perfect Moral Storm

  The climate crisis presents a perfect moral storm: It is a serious ethical challenge that requires us to face difficult questions, both as individuals and as members of a societal system that provides little ethical guidance on the matter. The crisis is global in scale, affects future generations and people not yet born, and ...

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Adjunct Rights and Responsibilities

Adjunct Rights and Responsibilities

  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, child care benefits, and more.   Wednesday, January 15, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in D104H ...

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Asian American Studies 101

Asian American Studies 101

All Faculty and Staff are Welcome to Participate! Do you know that Asian America consists of 24 distinctive groups with different languages, cultural practices, religious beliefs, political affiliations and migration histories? Do you know that Asians were the first undocumented immigrants in this country? Do you know that Asian Americans are the least likely group ...

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Benefits 200

Benefits 200

Join Gretchen Bird and Sue Nightingale in this informational session about benefits! You may already know about your healthcare benefit options, but do you know about DCAP? FSA? LTD? Tuition waivers? Bookstore discounts? Deferred Compensation? The Summer Childcare Subsidy? Curious about the different types of leave, “averaging” and/or the upcoming paid family medical leave? There ...

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Contract Conversations – Materials Ownership

Contract Conversations - Materials Ownership

  Come talk to your union representatives about the faculty contract. This quarter’s conversation will focus on information about what your rights are for the materials you develop. Bring questions and ideas on this and other topics!     Tuesday, February 18, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact ...

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Creating Animated Videos

Creating Animated Videos

Want to engage students in the online environment right from the start? This workshop helps faculty make their own animated videos to use in Canvas courses! Participants will be using Powtoon to create, edit, publish and share a video – either a self-introduction, welcome, or tutorial video. This interactive and hands-on workshop will help you ...

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Educational Equity Workshop

Educational Equity Workshop

Educational Equity (EEQ) is a partnership between the Office of Equity and Pluralism, Office of Academic Affairs, and the Faculty Commons.  EEQ is a series of learning opportunities that builds upon each module. It is intended for all faculty to learn about implementing principals of educational equity and social justice in the classroom and broaden ...

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Exploring Equity and Intersectionality through Graphic Novels!

Exploring Equity and Intersectionality  through Graphic Novels!

Graphic novels are a burgeoning genre, and the topics and themes presented in them bring a fresh insight into the lived experiences of others. Our BC librarian, Elena Maans, is curating a selection of graphic novels for us to read and discuss in this unique book club designed to build our understanding of equity and ...

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Faculty & Staff Choir

Faculty  & Staff Choir

This Winter Quarter, take some time out from your regular workday and join the BC Faculty and Staff Choir in singing and community building! We will learn new songs, expand our vocal range, and may even have some performance opportunities! We will be meeting every other Friday from 2:30-3:30 pm in E126 (Choir Room across ...

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Grants 101

Grants 101

As Bellevue College negotiates difficult budget times, finding funding for new initiatives can be tough. However, BC was awarded over $4 million last year in grant funding for programs and services across the college like the Worker Retraining program, the Center for Career Connections, and High School Programs. But where did that funding come from, and how can programs pursue ...

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High 5

High 5

A Faculty Commons original, High 5 is a movement toward closing the student success gaps! 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 ...

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High 5, the Next Steps! Faculty Community of Practice (CoP)

High 5, the Next Steps! Faculty Community of  Practice (CoP)

Winter and Spring Quarter CoP – A majority of the time commitment will be in winter. Winter meeting days and times will be determined by participant availability You’ve completed High 5 and tried some of the High 5 strategies in your classes, or perhaps you’re looking for a review of the practices so you’re more ...

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How to Read Your Paycheck

How to Read Your Paycheck

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. Sue Nightingale ...

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Keeping our Passion Glowing

Keeping our Passion Glowing

Join Psychology Faculty, Deepti Karkhanis, and BC Counselor, Yu-ting Su to re-ignite our passions! Recent research shows that the majority of teachers find work stressful, and a good portion of them experience burnout (Herman et al. 2017; American Federation of Teachers, 2017). The insidious nature of burnout makes it difficult for us to recognize it ...

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Language and Community: A Literary Discussion Group

Language and Community: A Literary Discussion Group

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 Terrance Hayes, Ocean Vuong, Layli Long Solider, Beidao, and Jane Jeong ...

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My BC-SharePoint, OneDrive, Groups, and OneNote for Faculty!

My BC-SharePoint, OneDrive, Groups, and OneNote for Faculty!

      Come to one session or come to each in A109B  MyBC-SharePoint—The Basics: Wednesday, February 5, 1:30-3 p.m. Introduction to My BC-SharePoint Permissions overview Understand when and why to use a SharePoint site MyBC-SharePoint—Libraries: Wednesday, February 12, 1:30-3 p.m. Prerequisite: Familiar with MyBC SharePoint Create Views in Document Libraries! Attendees will be provided ...

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Preparing for an Inclusive Class – NEW!

Preparing for an Inclusive Class - NEW!

Promoting inclusivity and diversity in the classroom is the instructor’s privilege and responsibility. Join Myriam Feldman and Archana Alwar to explore how increasing inclusivity cultivates a sense of belonging for our students and learn effective ways to create a safe and inclusive space.   This workshop will include examples, group discussions, scenarios, role-playing and opportunities ...

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Preparing for the Interview

Preparing for the Interview

  This 2-session workshop focuses on preparing for a college faculty 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 of potential colleagues, a timed ...

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Quality Online Pedagogy

Quality Online Pedagogy

This winter, discover how to be a more effective online educator! This pedagogy workshop focuses on investigating current evidence-based practices in teaching online/hybrid courses. Discussions and exercises center on topics such as effective course navigation, universal design, accessible content, copyright and fair use, effective discussions and transparent assessments, diversity and equity in online learning, and ...

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Supporting Survivors in the Classroom

Supporting Survivors in the Classroom

This two-session workshop will explore how you can respond to and support student survivors of sexual and domestic violence in your classroom. We will look at trauma-informed strategies for working with students and for creating a safer learning space. We’ll also discuss faculty’s responsibility for reporting incidents and how to communicate that role to students, ...

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Teaching Squares – Preparing for Your Classroom Observation

Teaching Squares – Preparing for Your Classroom Observation

Registration deadline is January 8. Meetings will start the week of January 13. Three in-person meetings will be determined by a Doodle poll. Please note: This Teaching Square is designed for on-ground courses.    Will you have your performance review in winter or spring quarters? All adjunct faculty are required to complete a performance review ...

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Teaching Talks for Adjunct Faculty

Teaching Talks for Adjunct Faculty

Curious to know what other instructors are doing in their on-ground or online classes? Would you like to get some fresh ideas and experiment with them in your class? Join us for this Teaching Talks this winter to discover new ideas with colleagues. There will be two great presentations, designed particularly for adjunct faculty to ...

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Transparent and Relevant Assessment Strand

Transparent and Relevant Assessment Strand

As instructors, we all realize the importance of assessment when it comes to student learning and success. Do we take the time, though, to make sure we are assessing what students need to know in a way that is relevant and transparent to our students? The Transparent and Relevant Assessment Strand of faculty development focuses ...

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Updating Your Faculty CV

Updating Your Faculty CV

Is it time to update your CV? Are you confident you know the difference between a resume or CV? How do other college instructors structure their CV? Join current and former BC Center for Career Connections staff and your colleagues in this 2-session workshop designed to support your newest CV updates, whether you’re applying for ...

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Writing Your Diversity Statement

Writing Your Diversity Statement

Do you have a Diversity Statement? Could you articulate it in writing? What about in an in-person interview? A Diversity Statement is now a requirement for any employment in higher education and being able to clearly articulate your commitment to diversity and equity is also important for promotional purposes. This workshop will focus on helping ...

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Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

Do you have a teaching philosophy? What is it? 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 ...

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Last Updated April 5, 2019