Past Events and Programs


Every quarter, the Faculty Commons publishes a program with all our events and additional information in a *.PDF format.  Past events published on our website are listed below.


Past Events

Adjunct Contract – 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, and participation in college governance, professional development, leave, unemployment insurance, child care benefits, and more.     Faculty Commons (D104) Tuesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (D104H) Wednesday,  April 25,  ...

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Back Fit

Medicine ball

We got your back!  A healthy, pain-free back contributes to overall well-being. Learn how to strengthen, stretch, and increase the 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. Join us, you’ll be glad you did!     Faculty Commons (D104H) Tuesday, May 8, 11:30 a.m. ...

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Breaking Bread with Colleagues 


Do you eat behind your computer? Do you wonder what your colleague across campus has been up to? Would you like to meet with people in a relaxing way? Let’s connect in the Faculty Commons over lunch. This lunchtime is for us to build community while fueling up for our busy day. The Faculty Commons has a kitchen with a microwave, ...

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Brown Bag: Using Technology to Improve Student Learning


We just started the quarter and we may have students that are anxious and nervous. Do you know we can reduce class anxiety by connecting with your students using Canvas?         Wednesday, April 4, 11 a.m. -12 p.m. D104E Registration is optional. For more information, contact Archana Alwar, (, Adjunct Mentoring Lead.

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Evaluating the Persistence of College Students on Academic Probation


  This session will focus on supporting Academic Advisors/Faculty to understand and increase their awareness of students on academic probation. The presentation will focus on students who are first generation, low socioeconomic status (SES), and person of color. In examining studies and comparing findings of students on academic probation, little has changed about the poor performances ...

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Experiential Learning: Explore Growth vs. Fixed Mindset with Watercolor Pendant Making with Marika Reinke

Watercolor Pendants

Have you ever thought you aren’t creative? Or painting is only for “talented” artists? These common assumptions are symptoms of a classic fixed mindset and can be overcome by learning to cultivate a growth mindset. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore art making and how our mindset both limits and expands performance and ability. We ...

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Faculty Choir


This spring, the Faculty Commons will be offering a special community building opportunity for Faculty, the BC Faculty Choir!  We will be meeting every other Friday starting on April 13th from 2:30-3:20pm   Aimee Hong, our own Bellevue College Class Voice and Concert Choir Instructor, will be leading us in music in preparation to a concert ...

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Why can game designers get players to play their games for hours, learn non-transferable skills, and be excited about getting points or levels that have no meaning in real life? What can college instructors learn from gaming to make our classrooms more engaging? In this non-linear, gamified course, participants will not only learn about the theory behind gamification ...

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Introduction to Grants


Bellevue College was awarded over $5 million last year in grant funding for programs and services across the college like the Basic Food and Employment and Training program, the Center for Career Connections, and the Basic Adult and Transitional Studies department. But where did that funding come from, and how can programs pursue new projects ...

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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 Amy Hempel, Lydia Davis, Grace Paley, Ocean Vuong, Beidao, and Cesar Vallejo.  Literature offers nuanced ways for understanding human ...

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Last Updated November 20, 2018