RISE Calendar of Events

Below are the combined calendar of events for all the parts of the RISE Learning Institute, including the RISE faculty and staff programming, the Center for Career Connections, the Navigators programs, the RISE MakerSpace, STEM to Stern, and the RISE civic and voting events.


Spring Quarter 2022

April 2022

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Thursday April 7 2022

Discover the power of positive self-talk and learn to do a reframe on old negative thinking that no longer serves you.  Create a plan for changing your self-talk over the long term and how to do this effectively.  Come join us for a fun and very practical class that will lift your spirits and set you on a new path of thinking!

Series Description: During this pandemic we as a staff and faculty have had our own set of mental gymnastics to hurdle in order to stay positive, hopeful and on-track. RISE is offering a six month series of Wellness/Leadership one hour “lunch and learns” beginning at the end of January.

These Lunch and Learns occur monthly. Bellevue College faculty and staff are encouraged to attend those that speak to them. Here is the schedule:

  • The Art of Coaching | January 27, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • Journey to Self-Awareness | February 14, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Effective Team Building | March 3, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Positive Self-Talk | April 7, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • 30-60-90 Day Plan to a Better You Using DBT | May 26, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Art of Influential Leadership | June 9, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA, and Kimberly Martin – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Monday April 11 2022

The Provost’s Award for Innovation & Equity, a collaboration between the RISE Learning Institute and the Office of Academic Affairs, is offering its final Information Session for its 2022-2023 funding year. Join us to learn more and even pitch ideas!

The Provost’s Award for Innovation & Equity funds teams of faculty up to $25,000 to infuse a high-impact practice into all or most sections of a course (or a sequence of courses) that reaches over 300 BC students per year. These practices include: Community-Engaged Learning, Project-Based Learning, Undergraduate Research, Career Exploration, and Learning Communities. Proposals are due April 29.

This info session gives you an opportunity to learn more about the Provost’s Award and even propose ideas. This is the final info session. Drop in anytime during the hour!

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For questions, contact Sapan Parekh, Associate Director, Service-Learning & Community Engagement, RISE Learning Institute

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Tuesday April 19 2022

Before the pandemic, an average of 14% of all community college students nationwide were housing insecure, meaning that they did not have a stable and consistent place to stay night after night. People who are housing insecure might sleep in cars, in shelters, on couches, in tents, or on sidewalks. As of 2018, 1 in every 10 Bellevue College students self-identified as housing insecure.

While housing insecurity can happen to anyone, those facing homelessness are often ignored, hidden, misunderstood, and/or mistreated. They truly are an invisible community.

In late-March, a group of nine BC faculty and staff attended the 2-day RISE Community Immersion about Housing Insecurity. They met with non-profits and government agencies in the community, listened and participated, reflected, and even brought the topics home to family conversations. They challenged their own assumptions and supported each other in group learning.

Join the participants as they reflect on the experience and share their thoughts as to how to foster a more open and safe campus community for housing insecure students and colleagues. This Chat & Chew is sponsored by the Social Justice Center. RISE thanks the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for both this space and for their sponsorship of the Immersion.

For more details and photos about the experience, visit the RISE Facebook page.

Registration Here!

For questions, contact Sapan Parekh, Associate Director, Service-Learning & Community Engagement, RISE Learning Institute

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, Wednesday April 20 2022

Join us in a conversation about how to successfully navigate school, work, and life in a remote or hybrid work environment. Current BC students and recent grads will share strategies on time management, self- management and finding a support network. 

Facilitated by: Dr. Katie Bryant, Associate Director & STEM Liaison, Kimberly Martin, Career Specialist, and Unica Le, Program Assistant – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops happening in Spring to prepare students for the in-person Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, Thursday April 21 2022

Join us to learn how to modernize your resume to get the attention of a recruiter taught by a career strategist. Learn to streamline and customize your resume so it gets read and truly highlights your unique skills and core competencies. 

Facilitated by: Kristen Davey, Program Manager – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops happening in Spring to prepare students for the in-person Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, Friday April 22 2022

Do you want to deepen student engagement with the course material and enrich your curriculum with a look at the current scholarly literature in your field?  Journal clubs can help with that. Journal clubs create a community of practice where student groups read scholarly sources and present them to their classmates. Students gain literacy skills like breaking down jargon, and they build confidence by going “behind the curtain” of knowledge creation and by eavesdropping on—and engaging with—conversations between experts. Journal clubs are easy to set up and manage, and librarians can support your students looking for journal articles. 

Facilitated by: Jackie Miller, Undergraduate Research Faculty Lead, RISE; Irene Shaver, Program Manager, RISE; and Lisa Lapointe, Undergraduate Research Librarian, Library Media Center | 1 PD Hour

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

Register for Journal Clubs, April 22 @ 2:30pm

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Time: 11:30am-12:30pm, Tuesday April 26 2022

Join us to learn how to showcase your professional life, milestones, skills and interests. Your LinkedIn profile will summarize your professional experience to your connections, current and future employers, and recruiters. 

Facilitated by: Kristen Davey, Program Manager – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops happening in Spring to prepare students for the in-person Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 11:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday April 26 2022

Bring your items in need of repair to the RISE MakerSpace (B237) and use the tools, resources, and expertise provided to learn how to fix your item and keep it out of the landfill!  The library will be on-site to help you look up manuals, guides, and resources for items like appliances.  Resources available: Sewing, 3D Printing, Electronics, Gluing, and Book Mending. 

The MakerSpace Repair Café is a collaborative event by RISE, the Library, and the Office of Sustainability as part of Earth Week 2022.  A full schedule of events can be found here: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/sustainability/get-involved/events/earthweek/

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm, Wednesday April 27 2022

In this workshop, you will learn how to utilize your professional connections and networking abilities to tap into this hidden job market. 

Facilitated by: Margaret Nichols, MA, Employment Coach, and Tamara Pinkas, Career & Employment Specialist – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops happening in Spring to prepare students for the in-person Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

May 2022

Time: 1:30pm-2:00pm, Tuesday May 3 2022

Defining a driving question is the first step toward designing a project-based learning program. A driving question is integral to project-based learning. It aligns with course outcomes while engaging students in their learning process. During this half-hour meeting, we will go over approaches and rubrics of PBL driving questions and brainstorm possible driving questions for your course. Please join us for a PBL mini-learning session.

Facilitator: Miranda Kato, Project-Based Learning Faculty Lead, RISE Learning Institute

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, Wednesday May 4 2022

Join us in a conversation with women of color professionals who have successfully navigated careers in STEM. In partnership with the BC Library Media Center.

Facilitated by: Dr. Katie Bryant, Associate Director & STEM Liaison, Center for Career Connections, and Elena Maans-Lorincz, Outreach Librarian, Kimberly Martin, Career Specialist, and Unica Le, RISE Program Assistant

This is one of many events happening in Spring to prepare students for the in-person Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

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Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm, Thursday May 5 2022

Come learn how to navigate a job interview. Learn how to best prepare for your interview, interviewing best practices and strategies and have an opportunity to practice an interview question and receive feedback.

Facilitated by: Kristen Davey, Program Manager, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many events happening in Spring to prepare students for the in-person Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm, Thursday May 5 2022

So, you want to make a difference in the world around you? Perhaps you want to encourage your students to do the same? But maybe you feel uncomfortable, unprepared, and uncertain. Join us as we examine how to engage with, learn from, and contribute to the community in an ethical manner. We will examine how bias, anti-racism, privilege, storytelling, and more fit into how you step into new community situations, so you have more confidence to step out and make the world a better, more equitable place.

This interactive workshop has been designed with inputs from the community and from other academic institutions. It is open to anyone associated with Bellevue College, as well as to the broader community. Please consider sharing with students.

This workshop will be offered again in Fall 2022.

Moderated by Sapan Parekh, Associate Director, Service-Learning & Community Engagement, RISE Learning Institute | 2 PD Hours

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty and staff this quarter.

Register for Stepping Out & Stepping Into: Ethical Community Engagement for a More Equitable World

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Thursday May 12 2022

In this workshop, you will learn what to expect at a job fair and how best to prepare. Furthermore, you learn how to introduce yourself to recruiters and what they are looking for in their next candidate.

Facilitated by: Patrick L. Fernandez, Career Exploration Manager, and Kimberly Martin, Career Specialist, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many events happening in Spring to prepare students for the in-person Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Tuesday May 17 2022

Project-based learning (PBL) requires students to work in small teams to address open-ended, authentic issues. This requires coordination among students, which is inherently challenging in online and hybrid classes. But challenging is definitely not impossible. Several BC faculty in multiple departments use PBL in online courses, and BC is actually something of a national leader among community colleges in this regard. In this two-part workshop, you’ll have time to revamp an assignment sequence and get feedback from colleagues across campus. You’ll also investigate approaches like:

  • Creating synchronous “moments” vs. wholly asynchronous methods of coordinating teams
  • Providing structure and scaffolding for projects in the online environment
  • Utilizing team-based projects in in-person, online, and high-flex settings
  • Strategies for creating team-based deliverables

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 2 on May 24, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Miranda Kato, Project-Based Learning Faculty Lead, RISE Learning Institute | 3 PD Hours | $75 Stipend

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

Register for PBL in Hybrid Environments

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Time: 11:30am-2:00pm, Wednesday May 18 2022

The Bellevue College Spring Job Fair is on May 18, 2022 from 11:30 am to 2: 00 PM. We are planning to hold the job fair in person for the first time since 2019! It will be held in the Bellevue College Cafeteria, in the C Building.

As we have more details about employers and logistics for the job fair, we will be updating here, so keep checking back to see who is coming and how the event will unfold this year!

We invite employers from a wide range of industry sectors who will be hiring for all types of jobs at all levels.

Stay tuned!…

The Center for Career Connections is offering a variety of workshops to help you prepare for the Networking & Job Fair. Learn more about all these events.

Register for the Networking & Job Fair Here.

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Tuesday May 24 2022

In this workshop, you will learn tips on how to prepare and answer interview questions for technology positions. You will will practice answering interview questions using the STAR format, get feedback from career specialists and an industry professional.

Note : This session will be recorded. A copy of the recording will be made available upon request.

Facilitated by: Chiew Jones, Associate Director Experiential Learning, and Dr. Katie Bryant, Associate Director and STEM Liaison – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many events happening in Spring to prepare students for what comes next! Learn more about all these events.

For questions on the workshop, please email to chiew.jones@bellevuecollege.edu or katie.m.bryant@bellevuecollege.edu.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Tuesday May 24 2022

Project-based learning (PBL) requires students to work in small teams to address open-ended, authentic issues. This requires coordination among students, which is inherently challenging in online and hybrid classes. But challenging is definitely not impossible. Several BC faculty in multiple departments use PBL in online courses, and BC is actually something of a national leader among community colleges in this regard. In this two-part workshop, you’ll have time to revamp an assignment sequence and get feedback from colleagues across campus. You’ll also investigate approaches like:

  • Creating synchronous “moments” vs. wholly asynchronous methods of coordinating teams
  • Providing structure and scaffolding for projects in the online environment
  • Utilizing team-based projects in in-person, online, and high-flex settings
  • Strategies for creating team-based deliverables

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 1 on May 17, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Miranda Kato, Project-Based Learning Faculty Lead, RISE Learning Institute | 3 PD Hours | $75 Stipend

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

Register for PBL in Hybrid Environments

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Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Thursday May 26 2022

Learn some mindfulness tips including how to do a simple 5 minute body scan meditation which we will practice in class.  Learn about Stress Tolerance and how to interrupt negative thoughts and behavior by substituting a new behavior.  This class is all about the art of self-soothing in a positive and practical way.

Series Description: During this pandemic we as a staff and faculty have had our own set of mental gymnastics to hurdle in order to stay positive, hopeful and on-track. RISE is offering a six month series of Wellness/Leadership one hour “lunch and learns” beginning at the end of January.

These Lunch and Learns occur monthly. Bellevue College faculty and staff are encouraged to attend those that speak to them. Here is the schedule:

  • The Art of Coaching | January 27, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • Journey to Self-Awareness | February 14, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Effective Team Building | March 3, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Positive Self-Talk | April 7, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • 30-60-90 Day Plan to a Better You Using DBT | May 26, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Art of Influential Leadership | June 9, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA, and Kimberly Martin – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm, Thursday May 26 2022

In this workshop you will learn best practices and strategies for navigating negotiations.

Facilitated by: Kimberly Martin and Tamara Pinkas, Career Specialists – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many events happening in Spring to prepare students for what comes next! Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 12:30pm-1:00pm, Friday May 27 2022

This quick introduction to the Community-Engaged & Civic Education program through RISE will cover processes and resources that help faculty maximize impact, lessen work, and reduce risk. This virtual session is also open to faculty who would like a refresher, especially those who have not connected to the program since it was called “service-learning.” Lastly, this is open to staff who would like to know one of the many ways faculty add experiential and community-engaged learning to their courses.

Moderated by Sapan Parekh, Associate Director, Service-Learning & Community Engagement, RISE Learning Institute

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty and staff this quarter.

Register for Community-Engaged and Civic Education 101

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Friday May 27 2022

Later this year, the United States will continue with it’s more-than-annual civic responsibility of voting for officials and on important initiatives. Whether someone is eligible to vote, anyone residing in the United States will be inundated with advertisements, yard signs, and pundits. Elections promote partisanship and an us versus them mentality. Misinformation can run rampant. And those who can vote might be too turned off to do so.

No matter what you teach, the elections matter. Misinformation and the sense of polarization matter. Join RISE as we explore different ways you can address these issues while teaching your course content. Through these two 90-minute workshops, you will think through how best to integrate these topics into a Fall course, and you will walk away with a plan to foster civic-minded students who can cut through the noise and see the connection of their course to the world around them. The topics tentatively will be:

  • Session 1 – May 27 – Elections and Misinformation
  • Session 2 – June 3 – Polarization and Dialogue

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 2 on June 3, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director, Service-Learning & Community Engagement, RISE Learning Institute | 3 PD Hours | $75 Stipend

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

Register for Bringing the Civic into the Classroom

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June 2022

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Friday June 3 2021

Later this year, the United States will continue with it’s more-than-annual civic responsibility of voting for officials and on important initiatives. Whether someone is eligible to vote, anyone residing in the United States will be inundated with advertisements, yard signs, and pundits. Elections promote partisanship and an us versus them mentality. Misinformation can run rampant. And those who can vote might be too turned off to do so.

No matter what you teach, the elections matter. Misinformation and the sense of polarization matter. Join RISE as we explore different ways you can address these issues while teaching your course content. Through these two 90-minute workshops, you will think through how best to integrate these topics into a Fall course, and you will walk away with a plan to foster civic-minded students who can cut through the noise and see the connection of their course to the world around them. The topics tentatively will be:

  • Session 1 – May 27 – Elections and Misinformation
  • Session 2 – June 3 – Polarization and Dialogue

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 1 on May 27, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director, Service-Learning & Community Engagement, RISE Learning Institute | 3 PD Hours | $75 Stipend

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

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Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Thursday June 9 2022

10 steps to becoming an influential leader to get people to do what you need them to do.  Identify your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader and design a plan to address the gap between where you are as a leader and where you want to go.  This class is great for brand new leaders, those who aspire to lead and those who have weathered the storms of learning leadership skills on the job and want a bit of support and encouragement.

Series Description: During this pandemic we as a staff and faculty have had our own set of mental gymnastics to hurdle in order to stay positive, hopeful and on-track. RISE is offering a six month series of Wellness/Leadership one hour “lunch and learns” beginning at the end of January.

These Lunch and Learns occur monthly. Bellevue College faculty and staff are encouraged to attend those that speak to them. Here is the schedule:

  • The Art of Coaching | January 27, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • Journey to Self-Awareness | February 14, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Effective Team Building | March 3, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Positive Self-Talk | April 7, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • 30-60-90 Day Plan to a Better You Using DBT | May 26, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Art of Influential Leadership | June 9, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA, and Kimberly Martin – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Time: TBD

Faculty teams in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology have worked over both Winter and Spring quarters to integrate undergraduate research into a series of courses. This scaffolded learning will reinforce the powers of iteration, information literacy, question design, and more. Join us as these teams discuss what they’ve learned, how their courses have changed, and the benefits of undergraduate research for both their students and themselves.

Moderated by Jackie Miller and Kathy Hunt, Undergraduate Research Learning Community Facilitators

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

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Winter Quarter 2022

January 2022

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Wednesday January 12 2022

Join us for an interactive workshop on how to modernize your resume to get the attention of a recruiter taught by a former recruiter and career strategist. Learn to streamline and customize your resume so it gets read and truly highlights your unique skills and core competencies. In this workshop you will be able to ask questions and get specific tangible answers. Bring a copy of your current resume.

This workshop is leading up to the virtual internship fair.

Registration has ended.

Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm, Tuesday January 18 2022

Have you wondered how you can incorporate teamwork and collaborative learning into your curriculum? When you have students work together on projects, should they pick their own teammates or should you place them into groups? How do you design and implement team assessments to ensure that tasks are divided equitably and that voices aren’t marginalized?

In these two sessions, we will investigate:

  • Strengths and limitations of different approaches to team formation
  • The role of assessment in fostering positive team dynamics
  • Methods to encourage teams to solve their own problems

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 2 on January 25, 2:30pm-4:00pm.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

Come explore with Miranda Kato and Jackie Miller | 6 PD hours | $75 stipend

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Thursday January 20 2022

Join us for an interactive workshop on interview techniques. Learn how to properly prepare and develop a strategy to expertly navigate a virtual interview for jobs and/or internships. In this workshop you will learn interviewing techniques, have a chance to practice interview questions and receive immediate feedback from career specialists at the Center for Career Connections!

This workshop is leading up to the virtual internship fair.

Moderated by Kimberly Martin, Coordinator – Center for Career Connections.

Register here.

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Tuesday January 25 2022

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This workshop is leading up to the virtual internship fair.

Registration link coming soon!

Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm, Tuesday January 25 2022

Have you wondered how you can incorporate teamwork and collaborative learning into your curriculum? When you have students work together on projects, should they pick their own teammates or should you place them into groups? How do you design and implement team assessments to ensure that tasks are divided equitably and that voices aren’t marginalized?

In these two sessions, we will investigate:

  • Strengths and limitations of different approaches to team formation
  • The role of assessment in fostering positive team dynamics
  • Methods to encourage teams to solve their own problems

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 1 on January 18, 2:30pm-4:00pm.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

Come explore with Miranda Kato and Jackie Miller | 6 PD hours | $75 stipend

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm, Wednesday January 26 2022

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn and enhance your networking skills. There will be mock practices where you will get a chance to practice introducing yourself to recruiters at the internships fair.

Sandra Wong, Internship Manager from the City of Seattle will share her experience from a recruiter perspective on how students can make a good first impression to recruiters at the internship fair.

This workshop is leading up to the virtual internship fair.

Moderated by Chiew Jones, Associate Director – Center for Career Connections.

Register here.

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Thursday January 27 2022

Join us for an hour long class on becoming a good coach by asking the right questions!  Begin with the magic questions:  Who? What? When? Where? How?  Practice with a colleague in a 10 minute coach session right on the call.  It’s fun and informative at the same time.

Series Description: During this pandemic we as a staff and faculty have had our own set of mental gymnastics to hurdle in order to stay positive, hopeful and on-track. RISE is offering a six month series of Wellness/Leadership one hour “lunch and learns” beginning at the end of January.

These Lunch and Learns occur monthly. Bellevue College faculty and staff are encouraged to attend those that speak to them. Here is the schedule:

  • The Art of Coaching | January 27, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • Journey to Self-Awareness | February 14, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Effective Team Building | March 3, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Positive Self-Talk | April 7, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • 30-60-90 Day Plan to a Better You Using DBT | May 26, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Art of Influential Leadership | June 9, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm

Moderator: Margaret Nichols and Kimberly Martin – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

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Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, Thursday January 27 2022

Join us to learn showcase your professional life, milestones, skills and interests. Your LinkedIn profile will summarize your professional experience to your connections, current and future employers, and recruiters.

This workshop is leading up to the virtual internship fair.

Moderated by Kristen Davey and Fabienne Mouton, Center for Career Connections.

Register here.

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm, January 28 2022

Looking for internships? Register to attend Bellevue College Internship Fair 2022 (Virtual). Employers from private, public and non-profit sectors will be sharing their internship programs for 2022. A link will be emailed to those who registered to attend the fair. List of participating employers and available internships will be published closer to the date of the event.

This event is free and open to students and the community.

Contact the Center for Career Connection’s Internships Program for more information.

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Time: Starting 5:00pm, January 29, through January 31

Come build a game in a weekend at Bellevue College’s Global Game Jam site!  You do not need previous game development experience to participate.  We’ll open our Discord server at 1:30pm on Friday, January 28.  From 3pm to 5pm, we’ll have some optional pre-workshops (Intro to Unity, Intro to Unreal, Maya Crash Course, Intro to VR Dev)!  At 5pm, the jamming begins: we will form teams and start to make games.  If you don’t have a team, that’s okay!  We’ll help you find a group to work with.

There are no restrictions on what kind of game you can make. 

Attendees must be at least 18 years of age, although BC students of any age may participate.

If you have any questions or wish to know more about this event, please email Dr. Katie Bryant.

The event will occur via Discord. Go to the Game Jam site for more details about signing up.

February 2022

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm, Wednesday February 2 2022

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Time: 10:30am-11:30am, Thursday February 3 2022

Join us to learn showcase your professional life, milestones, skills and interests. Your LinkedIn profile will summarize your professional experience to your connections, current and future employers, and recruiters.

Moderated by Kristen Davey and Fabienne Mouton, Center for Career Connections.

Register here.

Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm, Thursday February 3 2022

In this workshop, students learn the step by step approach to research career pathways and career on the career database, O*Net. Students will have the opportunity to have hands on experience using O*Net to research careers that match their interests. This workshop is in partnership with Multicultural Services (MCS).

Facilitated by Patrick Fernandez, Career Exploration Manager and Kimberly Martin, Internship Coordinator Center for Career Connections

Register here.

Time: 11:30am-12:00pm, Friday February 4 2022

Come to a 30 minute info session to learn how to set up your student account in Handshake, Bellevue College’s new student job board! Learn how to upload your resume and look for jobs and internships.

This is one of a few offerings of this info session. If you cannot make this time, check out all the dates below:

  • Friday, February 4 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 9 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 11 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 16 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register here.

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm, Tuesday February 8 2022

Participants have the opportunity to speak with career specialists from Bellevue College to explore careers that aligns with their strengths and interests. This event is specifically for members of the community.

This event is brought to you by the collaboration between Bellevue College Center for Career Connections/RISE & Indian American Community Services (IACS).

Register Here.

Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm, Wednesday February 9 2022

Description and Registration coming soon!

Time: 1:15pm-2:00pm, Wednesday February 9 2022

Join us for an interactive workshop on how to modernize your resume to get the attention of an interior design recruiter. Learn to streamline and customize your resume so it gets read and truly highlights your unique skills and core competencies. In this workshop you will be able to ask questions and get specific tangible answers. Offered in collaboration with the Bellevue College Interior Design Program.

Join Zoom here.

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm, Wednesday February 9 2022

So, you want to make a difference in the world around you? Perhaps you want to encourage your students to do the same? But maybe you feel uncomfortable, unprepared, and uncertain. Join us as we examine how to engage with, learn from, and contribute to the community in an ethical manner. We will examine how bias, anti-racism, privilege, storytelling, and more fit into how you step into new community situations, so you have more confidence to step out and make the world a better, more equitable place.

This interactive workshop has been designed with inputs from the community and from other academic institutions. It is open to anyone associated with Bellevue College, as well as to the broader community. Please consider sharing with students.

Moderated by Sapan Parekh | 2 PD Hours

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

Register for Stepping Out & Stepping Into: Ethical Community Engagement for a More Equitable World

Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm, Wednesday February 9 2022

Come to a 30 minute info session to learn how to set up your student account in Handshake, Bellevue College’s new student job board! Learn how to upload your resume and look for jobs and internships.

This is one of a few offerings of this info session. If you cannot make this time, check out all the dates below:

  • Friday, February 4 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 9 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 11 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 16 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register here.

Time: 11:30am-12:00pm, Friday February 11 2022

Come to a 30 minute info session to learn how to set up your student account in Handshake, Bellevue College’s new student job board! Learn how to upload your resume and look for jobs and internships.

This is one of a few offerings of this info session. If you cannot make this time, check out all the dates below:

  • Friday, February 4 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 9 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 11 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 16 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register here.

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Monday February 14 2022

Let’s write our own personal SWOT analysis today:  Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats as we explore who we truly are and begin a process of “human homework.”  We will be discussing the change process as it applies to self-awareness.  This class is a real eye opener and a fun journey to greater self-knowledge.  No sharing of your results with the group – this is just for you!

Series Description: During this pandemic we as a staff and faculty have had our own set of mental gymnastics to hurdle in order to stay positive, hopeful and on-track. RISE is offering a six month series of Wellness/Leadership one hour “lunch and learns” beginning at the end of January.

These Lunch and Learns occur monthly. Bellevue College faculty and staff are encouraged to attend those that speak to them. Here is the schedule:

  • The Art of Coaching | January 27, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • Journey to Self-Awareness | February 14, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Effective Team Building | March 3, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Positive Self-Talk | April 7, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • 30-60-90 Day Plan to a Better You Using DBT | May 26, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Art of Influential Leadership | June 9, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm, Tuesday February 15 2022

Are you interested in finding resources available for your teaching efforts? Are you interested in collaborating with faculty and other on-campus areas to make your project-based learning more impactful?

These micro-workshops will explore collaboration opportunities and resources available for faculty. In this workshop, we will showcase existing collaborations among faculty and discuss how to make time and space for future cross-disciplinary collaboration. There may be guest speakers.

The second workshop, on February 22, will cover strategies for obtaining grants and leveraging on-campus sources of funding to support project-based learning in your courses.

Attend one or both, based on your interests.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

These micro-workshops will be facilitated by Miranda Kato and will feature guest speakers. | 1 PD hour per micro-workshop (2 PD Hours total)

Time: 1:15pm-2:00pm, Wednesday February 16 2022

Join us to learn showcase your professional life, milestones, skills and interests. Your LinkedIn profile will summarize your professional experience to your connections, current and future employers, and interior design recruiters. Offered in collaboration with the Bellevue College Interior Design Program.

Join Zoom here.

Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm, Wednesday February 16 2022

Come to a 30 minute info session to learn how to set up your student account in Handshake, Bellevue College’s new student job board! Learn how to upload your resume and look for jobs and internships.

This is one of a few offerings of this info session. If you cannot make this time, check out all the dates below:

  • Friday, February 4 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 9 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 11 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 16 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register here.

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, Thursday February 17 2022

Reflections often have a bad reputation; they are seen either as overly touchy-feely or as objective observations, neither of which create opportunities for meaningful student learning. In this session, participants will learn a few simple structures to move from reflection to critical reflection, and thus deepen the impact of the reflective practice.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm, Tuesday February 22 2022

Are you interested in finding resources available for your teaching efforts? Are you interested in collaborating with faculty and other on-campus areas to make your project-based learning more impactful?

These micro-workshops will explore collaboration opportunities and resources available for faculty. In this workshop, will cover strategies for obtaining grants and leveraging on-campus sources of funding to support project-based learning in your courses.

The first workshop, on February 15, will showcase existing collaborations among faculty and discuss how to make time and space for future cross-disciplinary collaboration. There may be guest speakers.

Attend one or both, based on your interests.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

These micro-workshops will be facilitated by Miranda Kato and will feature guest speakers. | 1 PD hour per micro-workshop (2 PD Hours total)

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, Thursday February 24 2022

When designing questions that prompt reflection, we often leave them broad. However, to deepen learning and guide students to essential learning, it is important to allow them to build connections between coursework, experiences, and the world around them. In this session, we will explore how RISE’s 8Cs of Reflective Connection can strengthen the questions you ask.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Monday February 28 2022

For the past three years, the RISE Learning Institute has supported faculty and academic programs in improving student engagement and success through a competitive, campus-wide grant process – The Provost’s Award for Innovation & Equity. The recipients of this award integrate and implement experiential and high-impact components across many or all sections of a course. They have innovatively reduced equity gaps through authentic experiences that span Business Technology Systems, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English, First-Year Seminar, Geography, and Programming.

We invite you to join us for a celebratory showcase with these award winners, to better understand why this work matters to our students and how you can get involved both to support colleagues and students in this work.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

This faculty panel will be moderated by Sapan Parekh | 1.5 PD hours

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, Monday February 28 2022

The most common form of reflection is the journal. It can be easy to pose a few questions on Canvas for student response. However, journals can also encourage students to think from different perspectives, build connections to their community, and plan actions. In this session, you will learn how journals can be designed to draw out new meaning for students.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

March 2022

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm, Wednesday, March 2 2022

In this workshop you will learn best practices and strategies for navigating salary negotiations.

Facilitated by Kimberly Martin & Tamara Pinkas, Center for Career Connections/RISE Learning Institute

Register Now for this virtual event!

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Thursday March 3 2022

We will be studying the stages of team development and learning what it takes to lead a team effectively.  If you have always wanted to lead a team or are a new team leader, then this class is for you.

Series Description: During this pandemic we as a staff and faculty have had our own set of mental gymnastics to hurdle in order to stay positive, hopeful and on-track. RISE is offering a six month series of Wellness/Leadership one hour “lunch and learns” beginning at the end of January.

These Lunch and Learns occur monthly. Bellevue College faculty and staff are encouraged to attend those that speak to them. Here is the schedule:

  • The Art of Coaching | January 27, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • Journey to Self-Awareness | February 14, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Effective Team Building | March 3, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Power of Positive Self-Talk | April 7, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • 30-60-90 Day Plan to a Better You Using DBT | May 26, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm
  • The Art of Influential Leadership | June 9, 2022 |  12:00pm–1:00pm

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, Thursday March 3 2022

Written formats – journals, online discussion posts, exit slips – are the most popular ways to build reflection into courses. However, these tend to cater to those for whom writing is a strength. Class discussions, movement, and team activities can help reflections reach more students while making the practice more enjoyable. This session will introduce a few of these formats and techniques.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, Monday March 7 2022

You have decided to build multiple reflections into a course, but you are uncertain how to distinguish them in meaningful ways for you and your students. This workshop will cover Reflection Mapping, a simple technique for organizing topics, formats, and contexts into your different reflections. This technique can be applied to discussion or other activities, as well. Attendance at any of the previous workshops would be beneficial, though not required.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, Thursday March 10 2022

While not all reflections need be graded, it is likely that you will want to assess student learning and expression through assigned reflections. This final micro-workshop will introduce participants to grading rubrics and to the ABC method for assessing reflections.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm, Thursday March 24 and Friday March 25 2022

These two-day events provide opportunities for BC faculty and staff to deep dive into issues with local significance. All Community Immersions are carefully curated to engage participants in the various sides of the issue and to network them with experts throughout the community. Faculty can earn professional development hours for participating.

Housing Insecurity is a large issue in the Greater Seattle Area, as King County has the third largest unhoused population in the country. The pandemic has certainly worsened this crisis. We encourage faculty, staff, administrators, and Trustees to learn more about this issue from those working in the field, and to then reflect on action both individuals and the institution can take to build this topic into classes and make our college safer for those experiencing housing insecurity.

Details:

  • Where: The Greater Seattle region (not on campus)
  • What: Participants will engage with various experts and perspectives around housing insecurity (more details to come)
  • Logistics: Transportation and food will be provided for both days. Just bring good shoes and a fresh mind. (Note: This event may involve some walking and/or physical service work.)
  • PD Info: faculty earn 15 professional development hours; classified staff can attend based on 4700P

Space is limited; applications will be accepted until full, closing on February 18 at the latest. All applicants must commit to joining for both full days, rain or shine. We are currently planning to attend in-person and in the community; these plans may change due to COVID precautions as we get closer to the event dates.

This is one of many exciting professional development opportunities available to faculty this quarter.

Contact Sapan Parekh with questions.

Apply Here!

Fall Quarter 2021

September 2021

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm, September 21 2021

Nearly 3,000 students will return to the BC campus this Fall Quarter. But it won’t feel much like 2019. Everyone will be wearing masks and COVID protocols will be top-of-mind. Approaches that worked well in the in-person classroom of the past may need to be modified to work in this “new normal.”

This Zoom event will be a conversation rather than a workshop. It will give faculty who are just now returning to on-ground teaching a chance to ask questions to faculty who taught on campus in Spring Quarter. It will also give all faculty a chance to share strategies and approaches they intend to use in their hybrid or on-ground courses. We don’t have all the answers, but together we can ask some good questions and learn from one another.

Facilitated by Jackie Miller, Michael Reese, and Miranda Kato

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm, September 21 2021

Reflections often have a bad reputation; they are seen either as overly touchy-feely or as objective observations, neither of which create opportunities for meaningful student learning.

And yet, reflection can help students build connections between the course content, the broader world, and themselves. Put simply, reflections deepen learning. They can be in any format, not just writing, and can find a place in any field or course.

This half-hour virtual micro-workshop will introduce participants to the basics of structured class-based reflection. There will be a fuller, six-session micro-workshop series in Winter quarter.

Facilitators: Sapan Parekh

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

October 2020

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, October 6 2021

In this workshop, students learn to develop and transform their resume.

NOTE : If you do not have a resume, we encourage you to click the link below to download a copy of the resume essentials handout. 
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:9c38bcf6-3801-4168-9f01-7c5926adde22

Register Now for this virtual event!

Facilitated by Margaret Nichols and Chiew Jones, Center for Career Connections/RISE Learning Institute

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm, October 12 2021

Zines are informal magazines, often homemade and regarding unconventional topics–and they are also a great way to engage students. The BC Library has an extensive collection of zines. Librarians Heath Hayden and Elena Maans-Lorincz will show off some of the most interesting examples and discuss how students and faculty can borrow these zines. In addition, faculty from across campus will share about how they have been using zines in their courses.

This event is not a workshop; it’s more of an interactive “show-and-tell” session with lots of opportunities for participants to ask questions. This socially distant in-person session in D106 will give participants a chance to peruse and flip through the zines. (It’s also our only on-campus event for faculty this quarter. Heck, it’s probably one of the only on-campus events for faculty in Fall Quarter. Period.) We will also have a session on Zoom too.

Session facilitated by Heath Hayden, Elena Maans-Lorincz, and Michael Reese

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, October 14 2021

Project-based learning (PBL) requires students to work in small teams to address open-ended, authentic issues. This requires coordination among students, which is inherently challenging in asynchronous classes. But challenging is definitely not impossible. Several BC faculty in multiple departments use PBL in online courses, and BC is actually something of a national leader among community colleges in this regard. In this two-part workshop, you’ll have time to revamp an assignment sequence and get feedback from colleagues across campus. You’ll also investigate approaches like:

  • Creating synchronous “moments” vs. wholly asynchronous methods of coordinating teams
  • Providing structure and scaffolding for projects in the online environment
  • Strategies for creating team-based deliverables

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 2 on October 21, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Miranda Kato

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm, October 14 2021

Zines are informal magazines, often homemade and regarding unconventional topics–and they are also a great way to engage students. The BC Library has an extensive collection of zines. Librarians Heath Hayden and Elena Maans-Lorincz will show off some of the most interesting examples and discuss how students and faculty can borrow these zines. In addition, faculty from across campus will share about how they have been using zines in their courses.

This event is not a workshop; it’s more of an interactive “show-and-tell” session with lots of opportunities for participants to ask questions.

This offering will be on Zoom. There is an in-person offering on October 12.

Session facilitated by Heath Hayden, Elena Maans-Lorincz, and Michael Reese

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm, October 21 2021

Do you feel lost at a virtual career fair? Get tips on how to prepare for the upcoming internship fair and learn how to make meaningful connections with recruiters at the fair. Participants will practice introducing themselves at the workshop.

Register Now for this virtual event!

Facilitated by Chiew Jones and Fabienne Mouton, Center for Career Connections/RISE Learning Institute

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, October 21 2021

Project-based learning (PBL) requires students to work in small teams to address open-ended, authentic issues. This requires coordination among students, which is inherently challenging in asynchronous classes. But challenging is definitely not impossible. Several BC faculty in multiple departments use PBL in online courses, and BC is actually something of a national leader among community colleges in this regard. In this two-part workshop, you’ll have time to revamp an assignment sequence and get feedback from colleagues across campus. You’ll also investigate approaches like:

  • Creating synchronous “moments” vs. wholly asynchronous methods of coordinating teams
  • Providing structure and scaffolding for projects in the online environment
  • Strategies for creating team-based deliverables

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 1 on October 14, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Miranda Kato

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm, October 22 2021

Bellevue College’s Neurodiversity Navigators program and the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network is excited to bring you the 5th Annual Autistics Present Symposium!

This year, the Symposium will focus on Research & Best Practices with information provided by Foundations for Divergent Minds, a non-profit organization rooted in the principles of disability justice, and founded and led by multiply-neurodivergent autistic people.

Not only are our speakers autistic, but the entire conference is brought to you by autistic organizers, including our affichiste, Lei Wiley-Mydske of the Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library and AWN. This one-of-a-kind autism conference is well-known for providing useful, up-to-date information in an accessible environment. If you haven’t been before, grab a friend or colleague and join us!

Registration is now closed. Recording links will be posted on Facebook and on the event website.

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm, October 22 2021

As we as a society and a nation engage with the repercussions of 2020 – The Pandemic, the Elections, the Protests, and the Census – there are plentiful reasons for Bellevue College students to see the connections between their coursework and the world around them. Though it is no longer 2020, the need for civic engagement and action continues, and the importance of building a civic voice in our students is ever pressing.

I appreciate having this space to engage with theories and tools of bringing in real-life civic issues into my English composition class projects, and to discuss ways of facilitating challenging conversations in the classroom with my colleagues.

– Dr. Zhenzhen He-Weatherford, English

Through four 2-hour virtual meetings, and with the help of others in your cohort, you will plan a civic action component in a Winter or Spring course. In these courses, your students will actively contribute to shaping their world, through which they will better understand course content, build lifelong skills, and connect more deeply with their classmates. “Civic” means anything that helps students act upon “a heightened sense of responsibility to one’s communities” (Jacoby 2009).

Participants must be available for all four sessions, including November 5, November 19, and December 3, all 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh | Registration is closed.

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, October 25 2021

In this workshop, students learn to develop and transform their resume.

NOTE : If you do not have a resume, we encourage you to click the link below to download a copy of the resume essentials handout. 
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:9c38bcf6-3801-4168-9f01-7c5926adde22

Register Now for this virtual event!

Facilitated by Margaret Nichols, Employment Coach, Center for Career Connections/RISE Learning Institute

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, October 27 2021

King County Elections is getting ready to process hundreds of thousands of ballots for the upcoming November 2 Election. Chief of Staff Kendall Hodson will provide an overview of the 2021 Local Election including ongoing hot topics like United States Postal Service concerns, security of ballot drop boxes and vote-by-mail, and what happens to your ballot as it goes through the process. She will also talk about their challenge to King County voters to turn out in off-year elections and what you need to do to make sure your voice is heard this November. The RISE Learning Institute is providing promotional support for this civic event.

Moderator: Taylor Dalrymple, Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Click to join Zoom. Or call in using 1-253-215-8782 and enter 86394211992 as the meeting ID.

Time: 2:30pm–3:30pm, October 27 2021

Regional employers discuss how they are making hiring more inclusive and workplaces more welcoming.

Register Now for this virtual event!

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

Time: 1:30pm–3:00pm, October 29 2021

Meet with a wide range of employers from business, technology, healthcare, services industries, and more.  These employers want to hire BC students and grads! Download the list of participating employers and jobs available.

Register Now for this virtual event!

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

November 2020

Time: 11:30am-12:00pm, November 2 2021

Volunteering in the community is, in many ways, an integral part of “American” culture. Volunteers learn more about their community, contribute to that community, and improve their language and communication skills. However, can you volunteer if you are here on a visa? How do you successfully volunteer when you are still learning English? Join us as we discuss how you can volunteer as an international or foreign-born student and resident.

Moderators: Bradley Huggins, Office of International Education, and Sapan Parekh, RISE Learning Institute

Join the Discussion Here!

This is the pre-session for the two-day Heading Back into the Community Volunteer Fair, November 2 & 3, 12:30pm-2:00pm. Scroll below to read more, learn about the participating organizations, and register.

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm, November 2 2021

Put simply, the pandemic was tough on the community. Many non-profits and government agencies had to rethink their operations while also facing a community needing more support. “What are the important programs? How do we serve the community while also being socially distanced? Can we afford to have volunteers right now? How do we address higher housing and food insecurity, more youth needing support, greater mental health concerns, and more?”

Most organizations managed, and their staff took on larger loads to ensure that community needs were met. But now, as we hopefully start to move beyond the pandemic, many organizations can benefit from volunteers – You.

Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the world around you, give back on issues that matter to you, build skills that you’ll carry your entire life, and add to your resume and LinkedIn. This virtual volunteer fair gives you the opportunity to meet organizations, talk about their opportunities, and express interest in volunteering. You will learn about the amazing work being done in our communities, and hopefully leave with some inspiration.

The Fall Volunteer Fair is split between two days, November 2 & November 3, both 12:30pm-2:00pm. The agencies for November 2 are:

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm, November 2 2021

Learn preparation tips and strategies to navigate a virtual interview for jobs and/or internships. In this interactive workshop you will learn interviewing techniques, have a chance to practice interview questions and receive immediate feedback from career specialists at the Center for Career Connections!

Register Now for this virtual event!

Facilitated by Dr. Katie Bryant & Kimberly Martin, Center for Career Connections/RISE Learning Institute

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm, November 2 2021

Put simply, the pandemic was tough on the community. Many non-profits and government agencies had to rethink their operations while also facing a community needing more support. “What are the important programs? How do we serve the community while also being socially distanced? Can we afford to have volunteers right now? How do we address higher housing and food insecurity, more youth needing support, greater mental health concerns, and more?”

Most organizations managed, and their staff took on larger loads to ensure that community needs were met. But now, as we hopefully start to move beyond the pandemic, many organizations can benefit from volunteers – You.

Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the world around you, give back on issues that matter to you, build skills that you’ll carry your entire life, and add to your resume and LinkedIn. This virtual volunteer fair gives you the opportunity to meet organizations, talk about their opportunities, and express interest in volunteering. You will learn about the amazing work being done in our communities, and hopefully leave with some inspiration.

The Fall Volunteer Fair is split between two days, November 2 & November 3, both 12:30pm-2:00pm. The agencies for November 3 are:

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm, November 3 2021

In this workshop, students learn the step by step approach to research career pathways and career on the career database, O*Net. Students will have the opportunity to have hands on experience using O*Net to research careers that match their interests.

Register Now for this virtual event!

Facilitated by Chiew Jones & Kimberly Martin, Center for Career Connections/RISE Learning Institute

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, November 3 2021

Join us to learn showcase your professional life, milestones, skills and interests. Your LinkedIn profile will summarize your professional experience to your connections, current and future employers, and recruiters.

Register Now for this virtual event!

Facilitated by Kristen Davey and Fabienne Mouton, Center for Career Connections/RISE Learning Institute

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm, November 5 2021

As we as a society and a nation engage with the repercussions of 2020 – The Pandemic, the Elections, the Protests, and the Census – there are plentiful reasons for Bellevue College students to see the connections between their coursework and the world around them. Though it is no longer 2020, the need for civic engagement and action continues, and the importance of building a civic voice in our students is ever pressing.

I appreciate having this space to engage with theories and tools of bringing in real-life civic issues into my English composition class projects, and to discuss ways of facilitating challenging conversations in the classroom with my colleagues.

– Dr. Zhenzhen He-Weatherford, English

Through four 2-hour virtual meetings, and with the help of others in your cohort, you will plan a civic action component in a Winter or Spring course. In these courses, your students will actively contribute to shaping their world, through which they will better understand course content, build lifelong skills, and connect more deeply with their classmates. “Civic” means anything that helps students act upon “a heightened sense of responsibility to one’s communities” (Jacoby 2009).

Participants must be available for all four sessions, including October 22, November 19, and December 3, all 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh | Registration is closed.

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, November 8 2021

Scholar Zaretta Hammond argues that “productive struggle” is a key element of culturally responsive teaching. Creating a high-rigor, high-support environment is one of the common elements that happens across multiple high-impact practices that shrink equity gaps. . . and such environments can exist all sorts of different courses. But these environments definitely vary from discipline to discipline.

Join a panel of faculty who have built productive struggle into their courses in a variety of different ways. Learn what has worked for them, the challenges they faced along the way, and how they continue to challenge–and support–their students.

This faculty panel will be moderated by Jackie Miller and Sapan Parekh

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm, November 9 2021

So, you want to make a difference in the world around you? Perhaps you want to encourage your students to do the same? But maybe you feel uncomfortable, unprepared, and uncertain. Join us as we examine how to engage with, learn from, and contribute to the community in an ethical manner. We will examine how bias, anti-racism, privilege, storytelling, and more fit into how you step into new community situations, so you have more confidence to step out and make the world a better, more equitable place.

This interactive workshop has been designed with inputs from the community and from other academic institutions. It is open to anyone associated with Bellevue College, as well as to the broader community.

Moderated by Sapan Parekh

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Register for Stepping Out & Stepping Into: Ethical Community Engagement for a More Equitable World

Time: 2:30pm–4:00pm, November 10 2021

Internship supervisors and BC students who have done awesome internships discuss their experience–and provide tips on how to land internships.

Register Now for this virtual event!

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

Time: 12:00pm–1:00pm, November 15 2021

Voting. Volunteering. Protesting. Donating. Ideas around community and civic engagement vary across the world, and depend on cultural, social, political, and economic norms and systems. And yet, the belief that we should give to our communities is a universal one.


Join us for a discussion about what community and civic engagement looks like in your own country and how you can get involved with communities in the United States. Come prepared to share with and learn from others. This discussion is jointly brought to you by the International Education Office and the RISE Learning Institute.

Join Now!

This is one of many offerings as a part of International Education Week: More Resilient Together. Check out the full list of events at the IEW Website.

Time: 1:30pm–3:00pm, November 16 2021

Virtual reality allows for immersive connections on a global scale. Put on a headset and join the XR Lab for an “Introduction to VR & XR” workshop that will allow you to travel the world…without ever leaving campus.


This event is jointly brought to you by the International Education Office, the XR Lab, and the RISE Learning Institute.

Register Now!

This is one of many offerings as a part of International Education Week: More Resilient Together. Check out the full list of events at the IEW Website.

Time: 12:30pm–2:30pm, November 17 2021

Join your fellow BC students in the MakerSpace for 3D printing shenanigans! When you think of resilience and global connections, what symbol speaks to you?  Bring your ideas and we’ll help you turn them into reality.  And, yes, you can print D&D minis too.


This activity is jointly brought to you by the International Education Office and the RISE Learning Institute.

Join on campus in B-237

This is one of many offerings as a part of International Education Week: More Resilient Together. Check out the full list of events at the IEW Website.

Time: 2:30pm–3:30pm, November 17 2021

This panel features professionals who have recently made career transitions. They’ll discuss balancing work, school, family, and self in these challenging times–and they’ll take your questions.

Register Now for this virtual event!

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

Time: 1:30pm–2:30pm, November 18 2021

Gaming is a global culture.  Want to connect with your gamer friends back home or with gamers abroad?  Come learn how to deploy your own game server.


This activity is jointly brought to you by the International Education Office and the RISE Learning Institute.

Register Now!

This is one of many offerings as a part of International Education Week: More Resilient Together. Check out the full list of events at the IEW Website.

Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm, November 18 2021

Join Chiew Jones, Associate Director of Experiential Learning at the Center for Career Connections/RISE for a thought-provoking conversation about how Covid-19 is accelerating transformative trends in the world of work and the future of jobs. Students will have a global perspective of the emerging clusters of the professions and the top 10 skills in 2025.

This activity is jointly brought to you by the International Education Office and the RISE Learning Institute.

Join Now!

This is one of many offerings as a part of International Education Week: More Resilient Together. Check out the full list of events at the IEW Website.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, November 18 2021

Looking to add some project-based learning to your course but don’t have space for a multi-week project?  Mini-projects can help with that.  Alexa Serrato, Associate Professor of Math, will provide a brief overview of three separate one-week mini-projects that she uses in different courses—and pull back the curtain on how she created them.  She’ll also discuss how she uses mini-projects to help students master content, understand the real-world relevance of what they’re learning, and build teamwork skills.  Mini-projects are a good fit for content-rich courses in many disciplines.  Indeed, math is not a simple subject for contextualized, project-based learning, so if mini-projects can fit in math classes, they can work almost anywhere.  If already you use mini-projects in your courses, please come prepared to say a few words about your approach in the discussion after the teaching talk.

Talk by Alexa Serrato; Facilitation by Michael Reese and Miranda Kato

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, November 18 2021

In this workshop you will learn best practices and strategies for navigating salary negotiations.

Register Now for this virtual event!

Facilitated by Kimberly Martin & Tamara Pinkas, Center for Career Connections/RISE Learning Institute

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s series Unknown Territory: Navigating the New Normal. Check out the full list of events at the Unknown Territory website.

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm, November 19 2021

As we as a society and a nation engage with the repercussions of 2020 – The Pandemic, the Elections, the Protests, and the Census – there are plentiful reasons for Bellevue College students to see the connections between their coursework and the world around them. Though it is no longer 2020, the need for civic engagement and action continues, and the importance of building a civic voice in our students is ever pressing.

I appreciate having this space to engage with theories and tools of bringing in real-life civic issues into my English composition class projects, and to discuss ways of facilitating challenging conversations in the classroom with my colleagues.

– Dr. Zhenzhen He-Weatherford, English

Through four 2-hour virtual meetings, and with the help of others in your cohort, you will plan a civic action component in a Winter or Spring course. In these courses, your students will actively contribute to shaping their world, through which they will better understand course content, build lifelong skills, and connect more deeply with their classmates. “Civic” means anything that helps students act upon “a heightened sense of responsibility to one’s communities” (Jacoby 2009).

Participants must be available for all four sessions, including October 22, November 5, and December 3, all 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh | Registration is closed.

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, November 19 2021

Undergraduate research is a high-impact practice with a long track record of boosting student success and closing equity gaps, and the Bellevue UnderGraduate Research (BUGR) Group is a collective of faculty from multiple disciplines interested in such approaches.  This roundtable will give participants a chance to (re)connect with one another.  We’ll chat about

  • How BC folks are adapting research-based approaches for the “Zoomiverse”
  • What research might look like in the socially distant in-person classroom
  • The work that some of our members did at the Council of Undergraduate Research to start creating an action plan to center DEI in Undergraduate Research.

The BUGR Group has been around since 2018, but we welcome new members from all parts of campus.  And, yes, it is pronounced “booger.”

Facilitator: Jackie Miller

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.

Community Members

December 2020

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm, December 3 2021

As we as a society and a nation engage with the repercussions of 2020 – The Pandemic, the Elections, the Protests, and the Census – there are plentiful reasons for Bellevue College students to see the connections between their coursework and the world around them. Though it is no longer 2020, the need for civic engagement and action continues, and the importance of building a civic voice in our students is ever pressing.

I appreciate having this space to engage with theories and tools of bringing in real-life civic issues into my English composition class projects, and to discuss ways of facilitating challenging conversations in the classroom with my colleagues.

– Dr. Zhenzhen He-Weatherford, English

Through four 2-hour virtual meetings, and with the help of others in your cohort, you will plan a civic action component in a Winter or Spring course. In these courses, your students will actively contribute to shaping their world, through which they will better understand course content, build lifelong skills, and connect more deeply with their classmates. “Civic” means anything that helps students act upon “a heightened sense of responsibility to one’s communities” (Jacoby 2009).

Participants must be available for all four sessions, including October 22, November 5, and November 19, all 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh | Registration is closed.

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “What Even Is the “New Normal”? RISE Workshops & Conversations for Faculty.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops website.


Spring Quarter 2021

April 2021

Time: 8:30am-8:55am, April 9 2021

This introduction to the Community-Engaged & Civic Education program through RISE will cover processes and resources that help faculty maximize impact, lessen work, and reduce risk. This session is also open to faculty who would like a refresher, especially those who have not connected to the program since it was called “service-learning.” 1 PD Hour.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm, April 9 2021

The Transcript Notation for Service-Learning (TNSL) is an official BC acknowledgement that students contributed to the community as a part of their course. Most community colleges do not offer this notation; many transfer institutions (and some employers) recognize the value behind this notation. Over the past year, we have expanded beyond traditional service-learning, and invite as many instructors as possible to consider their course for the TNSL. But we recognize that it can take time to redesign a course.

This workshop will give you an opportunity to work with others to explore changes that would meet the requirements to qualify for the TNSL. Participants will think through course integration, strength of reflections, and community impact, and hopefully walk away with a course that can qualify for the notation. This workshop is also good for anyone who just wants to make the community-engaged part of their course more robust. 2 PD Hours.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, April 12 2021

Reflections often have a bad reputation; they are seen either as overly touchy-feely or as objective observations, neither of which create opportunities for meaningful student learning. In this session, participants will learn a few simple structures to move from reflection to critical reflection, and thus deepen the impact of the reflective practice.

“I found so much to use in this series! Sapan provided us with a reflection framework and many examples of reflection approaches and assignments. This series opened my eyes to a different teaching/learning approach that I believe will add relevance to course content and help students see why their voices in the discipline are important.

Betsy Zahrt Geib, Economics

Series Description: The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning. 1 PD hour per workshop. Completion of 5 or more Micro-Workshops will earn a $75 stipend.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, April 19 2021

When designing questions that prompt reflection, we often leave them broad. However, to deepen learning and guide students to essential learning, it is important to allow them to build connections between coursework, experiences, and the world around them. In this session, we will explore how RISE’s 8Cs of Reflective Connection can strengthen the questions you ask.

The Reflection Micro-Workshop worked for me on many levels.  I was easily able to schedule the half hour sections about a subject that has plagued me for years...”

Tammi Doyle, Drama

Series Description: The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning. 1 PD hour per workshop. Completion of 5 or more Micro-Workshops will earn a $75 stipend.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm, April 15 2021

Explore what it means to stay on purpose, practice gratitude, reframe your thoughts, and inculcate mindfulness through our six Art of Savoring Life workshops.

The purpose of these interactive workshops is to uplift one other and stay positive during this fluctuating time in our country. Relax and explore ways to stay grounded and positive during this season of lockdown/pandemic. These classes are designed to refresh your soul in a time of change.

This Zoom Conversation Café meets on the 3rd Friday of the month, and is being offered in partnership with Human Resources.

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, April 15 2021

The most common form of reflection is the journal. It can be easy to pose a few questions on Canvas for student response. However, journals can also encourage students to think from different perspectives, build connections to their community, and plan actions. In this session, you will learn how journals can be designed to draw out new meaning for students.

I had stopped doing Reflection Journals in my classes but am now energized to include them regularly.  I feel that I have learned ways to include Reflection in a number of different ways (modalities) as well as a way to structure them for best outcome for the students and for me.

Tammi Doyle, Drama

Series Description: The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning. 1 PD hour per workshop. Completion of 5 or more Micro-Workshops will earn a $75 stipend.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm, April 20 2021

Join us to learn how to modernize your resume to get the attention of a recruiter taught by a career strategist. Learn to streamline and customize your resume so it gets read and truly highlights your unique skills and core competencies. 

Facilitated by: Kristen Davey, Program Manager – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm, April 21 2021

Join us to learn how to showcase your professional life, milestones, skills and interests. Your LinkedIn profile will summarize your professional experience to your connections, current and future employers, and recruiters. 

Facilitated by: Fabienne Mouton, Associate Director, & Kristen Davey, Program Manager – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm, April 21 2021

In this workshop, students learn to develop and transform their resume to target applying for interior designer positions. In partnership with the Interior Design program. 

Facilitated by: Chiew Jones, Associate Director – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm, April 22 2021

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn and enhance your networking skills. There will be breakout sessions where you will get a chance to practice introducing yourself to recruiters at the job fair. 

Facilitated by: Chiew Jones, Associate Director – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, April 22 2021

Written formats – journals, online discussion posts, exit slips – are the most popular ways to build reflection into courses. However, these tend to cater to those for whom writing is a strength. Class discussions, movement, and team activities can help reflections reach more students while making the practice more enjoyable. This session will introduce a few of these formats and techniques.

“This micro-session series allowed me to take a step back and question my purpose for assigning them [reflection journals] in the first place. I learned why, how, and when to assign and assess reflections other than journal writings that also can help balance my workload.”

Donna Miguel, English

Series Description: The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning. 1 PD hour per workshop. Completion of 5 or more Micro-Workshops will earn a $75 stipend.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, April 26 2021

You have decided to build multiple reflections into a course, but you are uncertain how to distinguish them in meaningful ways for you and your students. This workshop will cover Reflection Mapping, a simple technique for organizing topics, formats, and contexts into your different reflections. This technique can be applied to discussion or other activities, as well. Attendance at any of the previous workshops would be beneficial, though not required.

“I found so much to use in this series! Sapan provided us with a reflection framework and many examples of reflection approaches and assignments. This series opened my eyes to a different teaching/learning approach that I believe will add relevance to course content and help students see why their voices in the discipline are important.

Betsy Zahrt Geib, Economics

Series Description: The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning. 1 PD hour per workshop. Completion of 5 or more Micro-Workshops will earn a $75 stipend.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, April 27 2021

Join us to learn how to modernize your resume to get the attention of a recruiter taught by a career strategist. Learn to streamline and customize your resume so it gets read and truly highlights your unique skills and core competencies. 

Facilitated by: Kristen Davey, Program Manager – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm, April 28 2021

The session will explore the diverse and exemplary contributions people of African descent have made in the Pacific Northwest and provide facts and stories that will educate and inspire. From George Washington Bush’s pioneering days to William Grose becoming Seattle’s first Black entrepreneur, to Jimi Hendrix revolutionizing rock music and the culture that went along with it, to Ernestine Anderson’s pioneering ways in the music industry, these and many other trailblazers will be discussed for their fortitude and ingenuity.  An in-depth discussion featuring Q and A will follow. 

Facilitated by: Jason Turner, Museum Education, Northwest African American Museum

This is the first of a series of events for the RISE Community Immersion “Social Justice for Black Lives,” planned in coordination with the Black Employees of Bellevue College Affinity Group and with support from the Bellevue College Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. The Immersion will provide a community-led deep dive into specific issues affecting Black communities in the region. It will end with a reflection and call to action. Visit the website for more details, and check with your instructors to see if extra credit is possible for attending.

Read more about the event and register here.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, April 28 2021

Join us to learn how to showcase your professional life, milestones, skills and interests. Your LinkedIn profile will summarize your professional experience to your connections, current and future employers, and recruiters. 

Facilitated by: Fabienne Mouton, Associate Director, & Kristen Davey, Program Manager – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, April 29 2021

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn and enhance your networking skills. There will be breakout sessions where you will get a chance to practice introducing yourself to recruiters at the job fair. 

Facilitated by: Chiew Jones, Associate Director – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm, April 29 2021

While not all reflections need be graded, it is likely that you will want to assess student learning and expression through assigned reflections. This final micro-workshop will introduce participants to grading rubrics and to the ABC method for assessing reflections.

The Reflection Micro-Workshop worked for me on many levels.  I was easily able to schedule the half hour sections about a subject that has plagued me for years.

Tammi Doyle, Drama

Series Description: The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning. 1 PD hour per workshop. Completion of 5 or more Micro-Workshops will earn a $75 stipend.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm, April 30 2021

Explore what it means to be a Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC) student in today’s K-12 public education system. What are the barriers and challenges? What are the supports and successes? What efforts are being taken, both from within the school system and the broader community, to bridge equity gaps for our youth of color? We will explore how what happens in the K-12 system carries forward to college for our BIPOC students. 

Facilitated by: Shomari Jones, Director of Equity & Strategic Engagement, Bellevue School District

This is one of a series of events for the RISE Community Immersion “Social Justice for Black Lives,” planned in coordination with the Black Employees of Bellevue College Affinity Group and with support from the Bellevue College Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. The Immersion will provide a community-led deep dive into specific issues affecting Black communities in the region. It will end with a reflection and call to action. Visit the website for more details, and check with your instructors to see if extra credit is possible for attending.

Read more about the event and register here.

Time: 1:00pm-2:15pm, April 30 2021

Creating and sustaining classroom-based research experiences for community college students requires creativity and persistence. But collaborations with organizations that do a lot of research can sometimes reduce barriers, increase impact, and bring needed resources. This interactive panel discussion will feature research organizations that have partnered with BC faculty as well as BC faculty who have forged and nurtured such collaborations. Panelists from BC, Fred Hutch, the University of Washington, and the Institute for Systems Biology will provide helpful advice and concrete examples.

Moderators: Jackie Miller and Irene Shaver

May 2021

Time: Variable Time Slots, May 3-7 2021

Students make 1:1 appt for their resumes to be reviewed by a career specialist. 30 min appt time slots available throughout the week. 

Facilitated by: All Career Specialists, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register Now for a Time Slot

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm, May 3 2021

In 1984 Washington State, caught up in tough on crime fervor, abolished parole. Since then Washington’s prison population has nearly quadrupled in size. Our state disproportionately incarcerates and gives life and long sentences to Black and Indigenous People of Color. In this session you will learn about the impact of the criminal punishment system, not just in theory but through the sharing of lived experience. What are the challenges currently and formerly incarcerated people face? How is mass incarceration connected to the policing of Black and Indigenous People of Color? And how are currently and formerly incarcerated people organizing for their liberation? 

Facilitated by: Eugene Youngblood and Chelsea Moore of Look 2 Justice

This is one of a series of events for the RISE Community Immersion “Social Justice for Black Lives,” planned in coordination with the Black Employees of Bellevue College Affinity Group and with support from the Bellevue College Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. The Immersion will provide a community-led deep dive into specific issues affecting Black communities in the region. It will end with a reflection and call to action. Visit the website for more details, and check with your instructors to see if extra credit is possible for attending.

Read more about the event and register here.

Time: Variable Time Slots, May 3-7 2021

Students make 1:1 appt for their resumes to be reviewed by a career specialist. 30 min appt time slots available throughout the week. 

Facilitated by: All Career Specialists, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register Now for a Time Slot

Time: Variable Time Slots, May 3-7 2021

Students make 1:1 appt for their resumes to be reviewed by a career specialist. 30 min appt time slots available throughout the week. 

Facilitated by: All Career Specialists, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register Now for a Time Slot

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm, May 5 2021

Learn and understand the conditions needed and steps taken to gain policy wins through community organizing as experienced by the Rainier Beach Action Coalition, a neighborhood-based not-for-profit organization that convenes, connects and collaboratively solves problems. We will visit some examples of how to organize and amplify community voices to impact government decisions for the benefit of our diverse community. 

Facilitated by: Gregory Davis, Managing Strategist, Rainier Beach Action Coalition

This is one of a series of events for the RISE Community Immersion “Social Justice for Black Lives,” planned in coordination with the Black Employees of Bellevue College Affinity Group and with support from the Bellevue College Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. The Immersion will provide a community-led deep dive into specific issues affecting Black communities in the region. It will end with a reflection and call to action. Visit the website for more details, and check with your instructors to see if extra credit is possible for attending.

Read more about the event and register here.

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, May 5 2021

Students will learn tools and strategies to conduct informational interviews. This is for international students only. In partnership with the Office of International Education.

Facilitated by: Chiew Jones and Bradley Huggins

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Registration Link Coming Soon!

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm, May 5 2021

Building and sustaining student engagement is not simple in this “Zoomiverse.” Student-to-student interactions and project-based learning can definitely help.

But how do you overcome students’ suspicion of “group work”?  And how might you take the projects that students are already doing in your classes and make them even more impactful?  BC faculty from across campus who have been engaged with project-based learning will share some of the nuts-and-bolts strategies that they have been using–and how they have adapted these approaches for the pandemic context. Both synchronous and asynchronous examples will be provided. 1 PD Hour.

Moderated by: Miranda Kato & Michael Reese

Time: Variable Time Slots, May 3-7 2021

Students make 1:1 appt for their resumes to be reviewed by a career specialist. 30 min appt time slots available throughout the week. 

Facilitated by: All Career Specialists, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register Now for a Time Slot

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm, May 6 2021

King County Equity Now is working in various sectors to elevate the material conditions of the Black community throughout King County. Born out of the decades of Black organizing, we began with volunteers and moved into a full fledged organization. We encourage all members of the community to call out injustice, discrimination, corruption, displacement, and racism while building, amplifying, and advocating for Black-led and community rooted solutions that will work for all of us who long for a better, more equitable world. Through this session, you’ll reflect on what you’ve learned and experienced throughout the entire series of events, and plan for how you can actively and meaningfully engage in this broader, multi-faceted movement. 

Facilitated by: TraeAnna Holiday, Media Director, King County Equity Now

This is the last of a series of events for the RISE Community Immersion “Social Justice for Black Lives,” planned in coordination with the Black Employees of Bellevue College Affinity Group and with support from the Bellevue College Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. The Immersion will provide a community-led deep dive into specific issues affecting Black communities in the region. It will end with a reflection and call to action. Visit the website for more details, and check with your instructors to see if extra credit is possible for attending.

Read more about the event and register here.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, May 6 2021

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn and enhance your networking skills. There will be breakout sessions where you will get a chance to practice introducing yourself to recruiters at the job fair. 

Facilitated by: Chiew Jones, Associate Director – Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register for this Workshop.

Time: Variable Time Slots, May 3-7 2021

Students make 1:1 appt for their resumes to be reviewed by a career specialist. 30 min appt time slots available throughout the week. 

Facilitated by: All Career Specialists, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to prepare students for the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair in May. Learn more about all these events.

Register Now for a Time Slot

Time: 2:30pm-4:20pm, May 7 2021

In early 2018 RISE worked with faculty from 4 departments and the BC Library to create an Action Plan to Advance Undergraduate Research at Bellevue College. Participation in undergraduate research has now spread to many more departments. Most of the short-term and many of the intermediate term action items on that original action plan have been completed, We’re now in a different context with new and different challenges. It’s time to start making a new action plan. Let’s build it together. 

Facilitated by: Jackie Miller, Irene Shaver, and Michael Reese

2 PD Hours | $75 Stipend

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm, May 10 2021

No matter what field a student is in, they can connect what they are learning to the community around them. As we talk with students, we find that, when they feel that their coursework allowed them to influence the world, they feel more connected to the content, their classmates, and the college.

Whether they are creating art as protest, pitching sustainability ideas to local businesses, using social media to advocate on behalf of an issue, speaking out at a city council meeting, volunteering their time and expertise with local non-profits, or more, these students grow in their civic knowledge, skills, and values. They develop skills like teamwork, conflict management, communication, and critical thinking. And they walk away with pride in what they have accomplished, both in class and in the community.

Join a panel of faculty who have built civic and community components into their courses. Learn what has worked for them, the challenges they have faced, and why they continue to offer such opportunities to their students. 1 PD Hour.

Moderated by: Sapan Parekh

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm, May 12 2021

No matter what you’re studying, where you work, or where you’re from, decisions are made that impact you, your neighbors, and your community. Government, non-profits, business, and faith-based organizations all shape the world you live in. The question is: What role will you play in shaping this world? How will you make your mark?

Join the RISE Learning Institute to explore how you can engage the community, give back to the environment, amplify your perspective, support others, and fight for change. We will explore methods for making an impact – volunteering, service-learning, and civic action – on issues that matter to you.

In partnership with Multicultural Services.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement, RISE Learning Institute

Register Here.

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm, May 12 2021

Employers from private, public and non-profit sectors will be sharing their available jobs for 2021. A link will be emailed a week before the fair to those who register to attend. This event is free and open to students and the community.

This is of one of three days for this Networking & Job Fair, and has a variety of pre- and post-workshops to help you make the most of the experience. Learn more about all these events.

Register Here.

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm, May 13 2021

Employers from private, public and non-profit sectors will be sharing their available jobs for 2021. A link will be emailed a week before the fair to those who register to attend. This event is free and open to students and the community.

This is of one of three days for this Networking & Job Fair, and has a variety of pre- and post-workshops to help you make the most of the experience. Learn more about all these events.

Register Here.

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm, May 14 2021

Employers from private, public and non-profit sectors will be sharing their available jobs for 2021. A link will be emailed a week before the fair to those who register to attend. This event is free and open to students and the community.

This is of one of three days for this Networking & Job Fair, and has a variety of pre- and post-workshops to help you make the most of the experience. Learn more about all these events.

Register Here.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, May 18 2021

Come learn how to navigate a virtual interview. Learn how to best prepare for your interview, interviewing best practices and strategies and have an opportunity to practice an interview question and receive feedback. 

Facilitated by: Kimberly Martin, Coordinator, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to support students after attending the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair, and beyond. Learn more about all these events.

Register Now!

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm, May 19 2021

This workshop provides information to international students on the approval process of Curriculum Practicum Training (CPT) and strategies to search for internships. Students will also get tips on how to succeed in internships from international students who have succeeded in their internship. This is for international students only. In partnership with the Office of International Education.

Facilitated by: Chiew Jones and Bradley Huggins

This is one of many workshops to support students after attending the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair, and beyond. Learn more about all these events.

Register Link Coming Soon!

Time: 12:30pm-2:20pm, May 20 2021

Earlier this academic year, BC won a National Science Foundation grant related to project-based learning (PBL). BC has even begun to earn a national reputation as a leader in PBL among community colleges. But that doesn’t mean that doing PBL is easy here at BC. We need your help to identify barriers and opportunities–and brainstorm strategies that will help faculty engage even more students in impactful projects in the coming years. Come help us envision and plan the future of project-based learning at BC. 

Facilitated by: Miranda Kato and Michael Reese

2 PD Hours | $75 Stipend

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, May 18 2021

Students will learn strategies to prepare for an interview for a technology position. They will practice how to answer questions using the STAR format. 

Facilitated by: Chiew Jones, Associate Director, and Maria Cervantes, Program Specialist, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to support students after attending the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair, and beyond. Learn more about all these events.

Register Now!

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm, May 21 2021

Explore what it means to stay on purpose, practice gratitude, reframe your thoughts, and inculcate mindfulness through our six Art of Savoring Life workshops.

The purpose of these interactive workshops is to uplift one other and stay positive during this fluctuating time in our country. Relax and explore ways to stay grounded and positive during this season of lockdown/pandemic. These classes are designed to refresh your soul in a time of change.

This Zoom Conversation Café meets on the 3rd Friday of the month, and is being offered in partnership with Human Resources.

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm, May 25 2021

Description TBD 

Facilitated by: Kimberly Martin, Coordinator, and Tamara Pinkas, Career Specialist, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to support students after attending the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair, and beyond. Learn more about all these events.

Register Now!

Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm, May 26 2021

Join us to learn how to showcase your professional life, milestones, skills and interests. Your LinkedIn profile will summarize your professional experience to your connections, current and future employers, and recruiters. For Interior Design students only. In partnership with the Interior Design program.

Facilitated by: Kimberly Martin, Coordinator, Center for Career Connections

This is one of many workshops to support students after attending the three-day virtual Networking & Job Fair, and beyond. Learn more about all these events.

Register Now!

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, May 26 2021

Dr. Gita Bangera, Dean of BC’s new Division of Connected Learning, will moderate a conversation with Merisa Heu-Weller, BC Trustee and Senior Director of Microsoft’s new Justice Reform Initiative.

They will discuss topics such as:

  • How rapid technological and social changes are reshaping the workforce
  • AI and social justice
  • The shifting role of higher education

Ms. Heu-Weller will also talk to students and alumni about how they can prepare for jobs that don’t even exist yet.

Register Now!

June 2021

Time: 10:00am-11:00am, June 1 2021

Learn about resources for internationally educated professionals offered by the Welcome Back Center and the Center for Career Connections. Co-sponsored by Bellevue College’s Basic and transitional Studies program (BaTS).

Register Now!

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm, June 2 2021

In this workshop, students learn the step by step approach to research career pathways and career on the career database, O*Net. Students will have the opportunity to have hands on experience using O*Net to research careers that match their interests. In partnership with MCS.

Facilitated by: Chiew Jones, Kimberly Martin, Maria Cervantes, & Julia Munyandamutsa

Register Here.

Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm, June 8 2021

So, you want to make a difference in the world around you? Perhaps you want to encourage your students to do the same? But maybe you feel uncomfortable, unprepared, and uncertain. Join us as we examine how to engage with, learn from, and contribute to the community in an ethical manner. We will examine how bias, anti-racism, privilege, storytelling, and more fit into how you step into new community situations, so you have more confidence to step out and make the world a better, more equitable place.

This interactive workshop has been designed with inputs from the community and from other academic institutions. It is open to anyone associated with Bellevue College, as well as to the broader community.

This workshop will be offered quarterly.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Register for Stepping Out & Stepping Into: Ethical Community Engagement for a More Equitable World

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm, June 9 2021

: In this workshops, industry professionals and BC alumni will share their career journey. Students will have the opportunity to have 1: 1 interaction with the professionals and ask for career advice at the breakout sessions. In partnership with MCS.

Facilitated by: Chiew Jones, Kimberly Martin, Maria Cervantes, & Julia Munyandamutsa

Register Here.

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm, June 18 2021

Explore what it means to stay on purpose, practice gratitude, reframe your thoughts, and inculcate mindfulness through our six Art of Savoring Life workshops.

The purpose of these interactive workshops is to uplift one other and stay positive during this fluctuating time in our country. Relax and explore ways to stay grounded and positive during this season of lockdown/pandemic. These classes are designed to refresh your soul in a time of change.

This Zoom Conversation Café meets on the 3rd Friday of the month, and is being offered in partnership with Human Resources.

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Winter Quarter 2021

January 2021

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, January 13 2021

Join us for an interactive workshop on interview techniques. Learn how to properly prepare and develop a strategy to expertly navigate a virtual interview for jobs and/or internships. In this workshop you will learn interviewing techniques, have a chance to practice interview questions and receive immediate feedback from career specialists at the Center for Career Connections! Co-sponsored with Multicultural Services (MCS).

This workshop is leading up to the 3-day virtual internship fair.

Moderated by Kimberly Martin, Coordinator – Center for Career Connections.

Register here.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, January 14 2021

Join us for an interactive workshop on how to modernize your resume to get the attention of a recruiter taught by a former recruiter and career strategist. Learn to streamline and customize your resume so it gets read and truly highlights your unique skills and core competencies. In this workshop you will be able to ask questions and get specific tangible answers. Co-sponsored with Multicultural Services (MCS).

This workshop is leading up to the 3-day virtual internship fair.

Moderated by Margaret Nichols, Employment Coach – Center for Career Connections.

Register here.

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm, January 15 2021

Do you feel lost at a virtual career fair? Get tips on how to prepare for the upcoming internship fair and learn how to make meaningful connections with recruiters at the fair. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn and enhance your networking skills. There will be mock practices where you will get a chance to practice introducing yourself to recruiters at the internships fair. Co-sponsored with Multicultural Services (MCS).

This workshop is leading up to the 3-day virtual internship fair.

Moderated by Chiew Jones, Associate Director – Center for Career Connections.

Register here.

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm, January 15 2021

Explore what it means to stay on purpose, practice gratitude, reframe your thoughts, and inculcate mindfulness through our six Art of Savoring Life workshops.

The purpose of these interactive workshops is to uplift one other and stay positive during this fluctuating time in our country. Relax and explore ways to stay grounded and positive during this season of lockdown/pandemic. These classes are designed to refresh your soul in a time of change.

This Zoom Conversation Café meets on the 3rd Friday of the month, and is being offered in partnership with Human Resources.

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, January 19 2021

COVID has closed our labs and studio classrooms and made “hands-on” learning challenging. But our students can still engage in discovery and engage in authentic research. This cross-disciplinary panel will illuminate way that BC faculty are bringing discovery-based and undergraduate research approaches into online environments.

Panelists: Jackie Miller, Molecular Biosciences; Kathy Hunt, Anthropology; Sonya Doucette, Chemistry; Madhura Sohani, Psychology; and Stacy Alvares, Biology.

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm, January 20 2021

Looking for internships? Register to attend a 3-day virtual internship fair. Employers from private, public and non-profit sectors will be recruiting for their internship programs for 2021. This event is free. Open to all students and the community.

Organizations: Amazon | BECU | T-Mobile, Clifton Larson Allen | Exsilio Solutions | XGym | USA Archive and Imaging Services

Contact the Center for Career Connection’s Internships Program for more information.

Register Now!

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm, January 21 2021

Looking for internships? Register to attend a 3-day virtual internship fair. Employers from private, public and non-profit sectors will be recruiting for their internship programs for 2021. This event is free. Open to all students and the community.

Organizations: City of Seattle | Interim Healthcare | Kaiser Permanente | Stryker | COPE Health Scholars | Asia Pacific Language School | Girls on the Run | Boys & Girls Club | DESC

Contact the Center for Career Connection’s Internships Program for more information.

Register Now!

Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm, January 21 2021

Reflections often have a bad reputation; they are seen either as overly touchy-feely or as objective observations, neither of which create opportunities for meaningful student learning. In this session, participants will learn a few simple structures to move from reflection to critical reflection, and thus deepen the impact of the reflective practice.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 12:30pm-1:20pm, January 22 2021

Looking to add some project-based learning to your course but don’t have space for a multi-week project?  Mini-projects can help with that.  Kurt Friedrich, Associate Professor of Information Systems & Technology, will demonstrate how he uses two-week mini-projects to help students master content, build teamwork skills, and prepare for multi-week team projects in future courses.  Tech employers use Agile project management techniques and often have coders work in pairs, so mini-projects work especially well in technical courses . . . but they can be used effectively in any discipline.  If you use mini-projects in your courses, please come prepared to say a few words about your approach.

Teaching talk by Kurt Friedrich.  Discussion facilitated by Michael Reese & Miranda Kato.

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm, January 22 2021

Looking for internships? Register to attend a 3-day virtual internship fair. Employers from private, public and non-profit sectors will be recruiting for their internship programs for 2021. This event is free. Open to all students and the community.

Organizations: Costco IT |  Symetra  |  Sound Transit | iSoftStone | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact the Center for Career Connection’s Internships Program for more information.

Register Now!

Time: 11:30am-12:00pm, January 25 2021

When designing questions that prompt reflection, we often leave them broad. However, to deepen learning and guide students to essential learning, it is important to allow them to build connections between coursework, experiences, and the world around them. In this session, we will explore how RISE’s 8Cs of Reflective Connection can strengthen the questions you ask.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm, January 25 2021

With the protests around police use-of-force, discussions and actions about anti-racism, political changes due to the elections, and the current and future effects of the pandemic, there has never been a better time to integrate real-world community issues and actions into a course. However, how do you develop a community-engaged course when COVID-19 is making it hard to actually work in and with the community? Come explore approaches, collaborations, and tools BC faculty can use to teach course content through community connections. 2 PD Hours.

“This workshop helped me flesh out assignments and gather helpful resources to get my students engaged in their CEC projects.” Jeremiah Allen, English

“The course…on community-engaged learning is invaluable. I was able to take simple and specific tools to use in my classroom.” Komal Ram, Business Management 2 PD Hours

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm, January 26 2021

With the protests around police use-of-force, discussions and actions about anti-racism, political changes due to the elections, and the current and future effects of the pandemic, there has never been a better time to integrate real-world community issues and actions into a course. However, how do you develop a community-engaged course when COVID-19 is making it hard to actually work in and with the community? Come explore approaches, collaborations, and tools BC faculty can use to teach course content through community connections. 2 PD Hours.

“This workshop helped me flesh out assignments and gather helpful resources to get my students engaged in their CEC projects.” Jeremiah Allen, English

“The course…on community-engaged learning is invaluable. I was able to take simple and specific tools to use in my classroom.” Komal Ram, Business Management 2 PD Hours

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm, January 28 2021

The most common form of reflection is the journal. It can be easy to pose a few questions on Canvas for student response. However, journals can also encourage students to think from different perspectives, build connections to their community, and plan actions. In this session, you will learn how journals can be designed to draw out new meaning for students.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: Starting 5:00pm, January 29, through January 31

Come build a game in a weekend at Bellevue College’s Global Game Jam site!  You do not need previous game development experience to participate.  At 1:30pm on Friday, Jan. 29, we will get warmed up with some open gaming.  From 3pm to 5pm, we’ll have some optional pre-workshops (Intro to Unity, Intro to Unreal, Maya Crash Course, Intro to VR Dev)!  At 5pm, the jamming begins: we will form teams and start to make games.  If you don’t have a team, that’s okay!  We’ll help you find a group to work with.

There are no restrictions on what kind of game you can make. 

Attendees must be at least 18 years of age, although BC students of any age may participate.

If you have any questions or wish to know more about this event, please email michael.reese@bellevuecollege.edu

The event will occur via Discord. Go to the Game Jam site for more details about signing up.

February 2021

Time: 11:30am-12:00pm, February 1 2021

Written formats – journals, online discussion posts, exit slips – are the most popular ways to build reflection into courses. However, these tend to cater to those for whom writing is a strength. Class discussions, movement, and team activities can help reflections reach more students while making the practice more enjoyable. This session will introduce a few of these formats and techniques.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm, February 4 2021

Faculty know that students engage with course content in a different way when they see the relevance of what they are studying and its connection to their lives.  But it is not always easy to make those connections clear to students who are struggling with “Zoom overload” and with real-world challenges.  And there is no single recipe for making an assignment or project feel authentic to students.  This two-part workshop will start by giving you a chance to explore many different ways that faculty from across campus have built real-world applications, student choice and voice, or community connections into their projects.  Then you’ll have time to work collaboratively to add impact to a project that you’re already doing in one of your courses—or a project that you’d like to start doing.

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 2 on November 11, 1:00pm-2:30pm.

Facilitators: Miranda Kato & Michael Reese

6 PD hours | $75 stipend

Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm, February 4 2021

You have decided to build multiple reflections into a course, but you are uncertain how to distinguish them in meaningful ways for you and your students. This workshop will cover Reflection Mapping, a simple technique for organizing topics, formats, and contexts into your different reflections. This technique can be applied to discussion or other activities, as well. Attendance at any of the previous workshops would be beneficial, though not required.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm, February 4 2021

While not all reflections need be graded, it is likely that you will want to assess student learning and expression through assigned reflections. This final micro-workshop will introduce participants to grading rubrics and to the ABC method for assessing reflections.

The ability to reflect on experience is the key to transformational and enduring learning. Reflection can be particularly powerful in experiential learning courses, though it is a useful skill for all students to develop, no matter their field of interest. This series of six micro-workshops will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning.

1 PD Hour per workshop (6 total).

$75 stipends for attending 5 workshops.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director – Service-Learning & Community Engagement

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm, February 11 2021

Faculty know that students engage with course content in a different way when they see the relevance of what they are studying and its connection to their lives.  But it is not always easy to make those connections clear to students who are struggling with “Zoom overload” and with real-world challenges.  And there is no single recipe for making an assignment or project feel authentic to students.  This two-part workshop will start by giving you a chance to explore many different ways that faculty from across campus have built real-world applications, student choice and voice, or community connections into their projects.  Then you’ll have time to work collaboratively to add impact to a project that you’re already doing in one of your courses—or a project that you’d like to start doing.

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 1 on November 4, 1:00pm-2:30pm.

Facilitators: Miranda Kato & Michael Reese

6 PD hours | $75 stipend

Time: 1:30pm-2:00pm, February 18 2021

Canvas has a lot of tools to facilitate team-based projects, but they’re not always easy to find.  This quick workshop will cover the basics from team formation to team pages, but it will also demo more advanced features, such as group-to-group peer critique and ways to do individual grades for team projects.

Facilitator: Miranda Kato, Project-Based Learning Lead

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm, February 19 2021

Explore what it means to stay on purpose, practice gratitude, reframe your thoughts, and inculcate mindfulness through our six Art of Savoring Life workshops.

The purpose of these interactive workshops is to uplift one other and stay positive during this fluctuating time in our country. Relax and explore ways to stay grounded and positive during this season of lockdown/pandemic. These classes are designed to refresh your soul in a time of change.

This Zoom Conversation Café meets on the 3rd Friday of the month, and is being offered in partnership with Human Resources.

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm, February 25 2021

Are you feeling stuck when it comes to assessment in your virtual classes? Are you looking for innovative ways to make your assessments more equitable and relevant to students’ lives, particularly in this uncertain time? In this 2-hour session, we will share creative assessment strategies and tools that can be adapted to any discipline, going beyond the assessments you give in your on-ground classes. Faculty Commons, eLearning, and RISE are combining forces to bring you this offering! Grab your coffee/tea and join us! 2 PD hours.

Workshop and conversation facilitated by Jen Anderson, Faculty Commons, and Michael Reese

March 2021

Time: 1:30pm-2:00pm, March 4 2021

When you assign team projects, do your students complain about slacker teammates or poor communication? Documenting roles and responsibilities in a visual fashion reduces confusion, improves communication, and facilitates more equitable teamwork.  Trello is a simple web-based tool that allows you to create and move cards just as easily as you place sticky notes on a white board.  It’s used by many tech companies in our region, but it’s a student-friendly tool that’s very easy to use.

Facilitator: Michael Reese, Director of Programs

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, March 10 2021

To celebrate and honor Women’s History Month, the Center for Career Connections, STEM to Stern, and the BC Library are bringing to you a panel of women of color who have truly superhero quality skills! Join us on March 10th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm to hear the journey towards becoming a STEM professional from different women of color. These women are truly amazing in the work they have done and the areas they have studied. Learn about fire engineering, computer security, and more! You will also learn how librarians support those in STEM when they are in school and out doing amazing things in their careers! Co-Sponsored with the Library Media Center.

Moderators: Elena Maans-Lorincz, Maria Cervantes, & Christina Sciabarra

Contact Elena Maans-Lorincz and Maria Cervantes for more information.

Register Here.

Poster for Superheroes in STEM event. All written details are in the description above.

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm, March 19 2021

Explore what it means to stay on purpose, practice gratitude, reframe your thoughts, and inculcate mindfulness through our six Art of Savoring Life workshops.

The purpose of these interactive workshops is to uplift one other and stay positive during this fluctuating time in our country. Relax and explore ways to stay grounded and positive during this season of lockdown/pandemic. These classes are designed to refresh your soul in a time of change.

This Zoom Conversation Café meets on the 3rd Friday of the month, and is being offered in partnership with Human Resources.

Moderator: Margaret Nichols, MA – Center for Career Connections

Learn more and register.

Fall Quarter 2020

September 2020

Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm, September 15 2020

Do you have your students work in groups? In on-ground courses, small groups build community, engage students, and facilitate learning. They can do that in the online world too. Explore how collaborative tools integrated into Canvas, Teams, and Zoom can help set up and facilitate engaging small groups. Faculty will have a chance to learn from one another and share tools and approaches that have worked well in their courses.

Facilitators: Ron Austin, Miranda Kato, Keith Rowley, Jackie Miller, and Kanthimathi Radhakrishnan

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “Faculty Workshops for the Time of COVID-19.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm, September 16 2020

Students often assume that segregation and racial injustice are Southern phenomena, something that happened elsewhere but not here. Historian Brian Casserly will provide a tour of multimedia collections that document the lasting impact of segregation and inequality in King County and Western Washington, as well as collections of video interviews with the multiracial network of activists who challenged—and continue to challenge—these systems. These engaging resources can be used in many disciplines. Faculty will have an opportunity to explore these resources and strategize about they might use them.

Facilitators: Brian Casserly and Michael Reese

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “Faculty Workshops for the Time of COVID-19.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm, September 16 2020

Not sure how you’re going to replace all those lab or hands-on sessions? Journal clubs can help with that. Journal clubs create a community of practice within the classroom where student groups read primary scholarly sources and present them to their classmates. Students gain literacy skills like breaking down jargon, and they build confidence by going “behind the curtain” of knowledge creation and eavesdropping on—and engaging with—conversations between experts. Journal clubs are easy to set up and manage, and librarians can support your students looking for journal articles.

Facilitators: Jackie Miller, Gita Bangera, Lisa Lapointe, and Irene Shaver

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “Faculty Workshops for the Time of COVID-19.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm, September 17 2020

Creating online surveys allows students to engage with the wider world, build skills, and generate new knowledge . . . even when they are cooped up in their own homes. With a little bit of training, students can use simple tools like Google Forms to investigate a wide range of topics. Real-time analyses of the changing public attitudes about racial injustice, anyone?

Facilitators: Kathy Hunt, Jackie Miller, and Irene Shaver

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “Faculty Workshops for the Time of COVID-19.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshops website.

October 2020

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm, October 5 2020

A discussion with Black political consultants, analysts, and activists about the importance of activism, representation, and advocacy in Washington State. Across America, people are marching for racial justice, our panelists will tell their stories about working for racial justice here in Washington State within the state-house and out in the streets by helping to build campaigns to hold police accountable and change Washington’s history of disinvesting in Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.The panel will feature professionals from Black-owned consulting firms, activists, and local leaders. This virtual event is completely free to the public! Organized by BC Political Science, with support from the RISE Learning Institute.

Moderator: Cliff Cawthon, Bellevue College’s Political Science Department
Click to join Zoom. Or call in using 1-253-215-8782 and enter 85112013825 as the meeting ID.

This is one of many events happening from now until November 3 to bring voting and civic engagement more to conversations at the college. Check out the full list, along with social media, a survey, important dates, FAQs, and more, at the My Power. My Impact. My Vote 2020 website.

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm, October 6 2020

“The Dependable Strengths Articulation Process (DSAP) is based on the premise that everyone has excellence deep within them.  This excellence – in the form of a unique pattern of Dependable Strengths – can be identified and brought to awareness, enabling you to do your best work and experience your greatest satisfaction and fulfillment in life.  The DSAP uncovers strengths and unlocks potential” – Center for Dependable Strengths website. 

The DSAP workshop will equip you to:  

  • Identify your unique pattern of core strengths, talents and abilities that you can apply to your work and everyday life; 
  • Apply these strengths more intentionally to your role at work and help motivate you to give your best; 
  • Take action to grow and express your strengths to help you pivot towards the next step in your career 

Note: To get the most out of this experience, pre-work of approximately 30 minutes is highly recommended before attending the workshop. 

Facilitator: Lindi Mujugira, Associate Director, Center for Career Connections

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm, October 6 2020

“The Dependable Strengths Articulation Process (DSAP) is based on the premise that everyone has excellence deep within them.  This excellence – in the form of a unique pattern of Dependable Strengths – can be identified and brought to awareness, enabling you to do your best work and experience your greatest satisfaction and fulfillment in life.  The DSAP uncovers strengths and unlocks potential” – Center for Dependable Strengths website. 

The DSAP workshop will equip you to:  

  • Identify your unique pattern of core strengths, talents and abilities that you can apply to your work and everyday life; 
  • Apply these strengths more intentionally to your role at work and help motivate you to give your best; 
  • Take action to grow and express your strengths to help you pivot towards the next step in your career 

Note: To get the most out of this experience, pre-work of approximately 30 minutes is highly recommended before attending the workshop. 

Facilitator: Lindi Mujugira, Associate Director, Center for Career Connections

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm, October 8 2020

Want to make your own mask that actually looks cool? The MakerSpace crew will share the most recent guidance about DIY masks and face coverings from the CDC and other public health agencies. They’ll offer a few tips and tricks about making masks. Don’t know how to sew? No problem. Sewing masks is easy, and this workshop will cover a no-sew technique too.

Join Meeting (Zoom)

About RISE MakerSpace

RISE MakerSpace is where students get hands-on experience with the technology that help create and design a better future. Free and open to all students, MakerSpace hosts workshops and information sessions to help you build, design, and create.

Please note: Rise MakerSpace is currently operating remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Virtual workshops are being held throughout the quarter

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm, October 13 2020

Learn how to best prepare for your interview, including interview etiquette and how to navigate the diversity question.

Facilitator: Kimberly Martin, Coordinator, Center for Career Connections

Time: 2:30pm–3:30pm, October 14 2020

A live interview with Bellevue College President Gary Locke. Former Washington State Governor discusses his career journey. This and all Breaking Barriers events are free and open to all BC students. This event is also open to BC faculty and staff.

Register Now! Breaking Barriers Fall 2020 Eventbrite Registration

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s Breaking Barriers series. Check out the full list of events at the Breaking Barriers website.

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm, October 15 2020

Learn how to best prepare for your interview, including interview etiquette and how to navigate the diversity question.

Facilitator: Kimberly Martin, Coordinator, Center for Career Connections

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm, October 15, 2020

Come join us for an interactive workshop on internship. Learn about internships, the importance of internships to your career development and the processes of acquiring an internship. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2017, 2/3s of college students who did an internship while in school were offered full-time job positions upon graduation!

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Chiew Jones.

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm, October 15 2020

Local efforts to reform policing, the November elections, and the 2020 Census offer an excellent entry points for community-engaged learning. However, how do you develop a community-engaged course when COVID-19 is making it hard to actually work in and with the community? Come explore approaches, collaborations, and tools BC faculty can use to connect their students to the community and the democratic process.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh
2 PD hours | Register now.

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “Faculty Workshops for the Time of COVID-19.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm, October 20 2020

Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. Learn strategies to customize your resume to match job description and how to articulate your strengths, skills and accomplishments that an employer understands.

Facilitators: Chiew Jones, Associate Director, Center for Career Connections; and Becca McCullough, Senior HR Business Partner, Office of Human Resources

Time: 8:30am-3:15pm, October 20 2020 

Schedule

  • 8:30–8:35am: Opening & Welcome
  • 8:35–8:45am: Introduction of Keynote
  • 8:45–9:25am: Keynote, Rick Vaz, “What Are Colleges for?”
  • 9:35–10:50am: Breakouts: More Equitable Team Dynamics OR PBL in First-Year Courses
  • 11:00am–12:15pm: Breakouts: PBL in Online Environments OR Making Space for Projects in Courses
  • 2:25–3:25pm: Breakouts: PBL Encore – Breaking Barriers OR PBL in Mathematics

A full schedule for Faculty PD Day can be found here.


Session Details

Rick Vaz, What Are Colleges for? Project-Based Learning and the Future of Higher Education  

The value of a college degree has never been higher, yet colleges and universities now confront forces that jeopardize the very survival of our institutions. We simultaneously face assaults from policymakers and critics who question the value of college, declining revenues and state support, and the COVID pandemic. In addition, a renewed focus on racial justice has led to soul-searching about the extent to which higher education is delivering on its promises to build a more just society and fuel mobility for all students. We need strategies that simultaneously close equity gaps and prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Project-based learning can deliver on these ambitious objectives.  

Lisa Stoddard, Working Towards More Equitable Team Dynamics: Mapping Student Assets to Minimize Stereotyping and Task Assignment Bias 

Studies show that diverse teams are better at solving problems and innovating. Research also shows that bias and stereotyping on teams can eliminate these benefits and reduce student learning. This workshop will demonstrate several tools to help students and faculty identify, manage, and mitigate these issues. These tools can improve equitable and effective teamwork by overcoming stereotypes, building student confidence, and minimizing task assignment bias. Workshop participates will engage with these tools on teams as their own students would. They will fill out asset maps and discuss their assets (backgrounds, experiences, interests) with their team members. Team members will then determine who will take on what parts of a sample project based on each member’s assets and areas they want to develop. Participants will also see how we use a mid-project team processing sheet to help student teams assess their teamwork and trouble shoot problem areas. After testing the tools, participants will work to adapt them to their own classes, assignments, and projects. 

Kris Wobbe, Project-Based Learning in FirstYear Courses 

This workshop will share some of the approaches used in WPI’s interdisciplinary Great Problems Seminars courses for first-year students. We will talk about what it is like to work with first-year students in a project-based environment (both benefits and challenges), and tools we have developed for scaffolding project work so students gain the skills necessary to work on complex open-ended problems even in their first year.  

Caitlin Keller, Project-Based Learning in Online Environments 

This session will address considerations in the design and delivery of project-based learning in online environments. Although many of the strategies presented here can be used in synchronous courses, the primary focus of this workshop is on PBL in asynchronous environments.  We will explore strategies for team formation, setting expectations for collaboration, and facilitation of project work. Participants will come away with a set of tools and techniques that they can modify for their own implementation of PBL in online settings. 

Kris Wobbe, Making Space for Projects in Courses 

“How can I possibly add a project to my course! It’s already packed!” This is a common concern for faculty considering adding projects to their courses. In this session we will discuss several strategies for creating space for projects, and the value in doing so. Participants will identify an approach to use in their own courses and do some preliminary planning on how to gain the benefits of project-based learning without compromising the content of the course. 

Kris Wobbe and team, PBL Encore: Breaking Barriers 

So you’ve just heard some enthusiastic talks about the value of project-based learning.  But the presenters don’t seem to be aware of all the reasons it isn’t so easy for you to do.  We will start the hour identifying impediments to implementation in your context – you all know best what those are.  Then you and your colleagues will brainstorm solutions through, over, or around the identified barriers.  Leave with the realization that PBL in your courses just might be possible after all. 

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm, October 20 2020

Gain tips to help you stand out in a virtual job market! This and all Breaking Barriers events are free and open to all BC students.

Register Now! Breaking Barriers Fall 2020 Eventbrite Registration

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s Breaking Barriers series. Check out the full list of events at the Breaking Barriers website.

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm, October 20 2020

More and more people who identify as queer or LGBTQ+ are running for public office. District 43, Position 1 in Seattle has the distinction of being the elected seat longest held in the world by someone who is openly queer (1987 to today). So, what does it mean to be an elected official and openly LGBTQ+? How does this identity, among many others, engage with the work of representing a diverse constituency? Join us as we talk with openly out officials – State Senator Claire Wilson & Seattle School Board President Zachary DeWolf – engaged in public life about what queerness and other identities mean to them in their roles. This event is sponsored by the Bellevue College LGBTQ+ Task Force, and is supported by the RISE Learning Institute.

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director, RISE Learning Institute
Click to join Zoom. Pswd: 130665. Or call in using 1-253-215-8782 and enter 88275491077 as the meeting ID.

This is one of many events happening from now until November 3 to bring voting and civic engagement more to conversations at the college. Check out the full list, along with social media, a survey, important dates, FAQs, and more, at the My Power. My Impact. My Vote 2020 website.

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm, October 20 2020

Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. Learn strategies to customize your resume to match job description and how to articulate your strengths, skills and accomplishments that an employer understands.

Facilitators: Chiew Jones, Associate Director, Center for Career Connections; and Becca McCullough, Senior HR Business Partner, Office of Human Resources

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm, October 21 2020′

Make Your Own PPE @ Home

Join us on Zoom

About RISE MakerSpace

RISE MakerSpace is where students get hands-on experience with the technology that help create and design a better future. Free and open to all students, MakerSpace hosts workshops and information sessions to help you build, design, and create.

Please note: Rise MakerSpace is currently operating remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Virtual workshops are being held throughout the quarter

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm, October 21 2020

Why does someone choose to run for office? What do they hope to achieve? How do they represent the variety of constituents once they are elected? Why does voting matter? What are their greatest challenges, and how do they stay positive and focused in a world of partisanship? Join current or former officials – Governor Gary Locke, Bellevue City Councilmember Jeremy Barksdale, and Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu – in discussing the importance of elected office and the power of the vote. This event is co-sponsored by the Bellevue College Foundation and the BC RISE Learning Institute.

Moderators: Rebecca Chawgo, Executive Director, Bellevue College Foundation; Sapan Parekh, Associate Director, RISE Learning Institute
Click to join Zoom. Or call in using 1-253-215-8782 and enter 88005079809 as the meeting ID.

This is one of many events happening from now until November 3 to bring voting and civic engagement more to conversations at the college. Check out the full list, along with social media, a survey, important dates, FAQs, and more, at the My Power. My Impact. My Vote 2020 website.

Time: 12:30pm-1:20pm, October 22 2020

Hear about initiatives to support and recruit Neurodivergent job seekers. This and all Breaking Barriers events are free and open to all BC students.

Register for Neurodiversity at Work Panel Here!

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s Breaking Barriers series, and is organized by Neurodiversity Navigators. Check out the full list of events at the Breaking Barriers website.

Time: 1:30pm-2:20pm, October 22 2020

Hear from Corporate Diversity & Inclusion HR professionals. This and all Breaking Barriers events are free and open to all BC students.

Register Now! Breaking Barriers Fall 2020 Eventbrite Registration

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s Breaking Barriers series. Check out the full list of events at the Breaking Barriers website.

Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm, October 22 2020

Meet employers from local companies. This and all Breaking Barriers events are free and open to all BC students.

Register for Job Fair Here!

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s Breaking Barriers series. Check out the full list of events at the Breaking Barriers website.

Time: 10:00am-11:30am, October 23 2020

In this interactive workshop we will help you come up with your own storyboard so that you can tell your brand story more effectively to others. Story boarding is the structured framework to tell your story. It helps conceptualize and envision your thoughts on what the final story would look like. The proper framework will make you more confident in engaging your audience, or to make something clearer by your stories. Structured story telling can help you develop your own personal brand to others which would reflect who you are or what your goals are and create an image about your own professional self. This can help in your career growth and development.

This is Part I of II; Part II is on October 30, 10:00am-11:30am.

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Chiew Jones.

Time: 10:30am-11:20am, October 27 2020

While we can recognize that women fought and won the right to vote 100 years ago, this panel focuses on the continued actions of women activists working to bring about change.  This discussion with local activists and professionals working in the fields of health equity, climate justice, and art as resistance will leave participants motivated to take action! Organized by BC Political Science, with support from the RISE Learning Institute.

Moderator: Dr. Christina Sciabarra, Bellevue College’s Political Science Department
Click to join Zoom. Pswd: 277821. Or call in using 1-253-215-8782 and enter 89764776059 as the meeting ID.

This is one of many events happening from now until November 3 to bring voting and civic engagement more to conversations at the college. Check out the full list, along with social media, a survey, important dates, FAQs, and more, at the My Power. My Impact. My Vote 2020 website.

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm, October 27 2020

Do you feel stuck in your job? Do you want your work to be meaningful? How can you build your skills in your current role and look for opportunities for growth. This course aims to give you answers to those questions. In this workshop, you will identify transferrable skills and interests. Learn strategies to redesign your job. Explore ways to apply your transferrable skills to pursue your interests that can take you to the next stage of career growth.

Facilitators: Chiew Jones, Associate Director, Center for Career Connections; and Becca McCullough, Senior HR Business Partner, Office of Human Resources

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, October 27 2020

Many faculty want to include projects that incorporate the rapidly changing world in which we live. Projects related to racial equity and social justice can be powerfully engaging for students, but figuring out how to get started isn’t always easy. How do you incorporate material that seems to change by the minute? How do you get students to grapple with a glut of information and mis-information? How do you find and engage with community-based organizations focused on racial equity and social justice? We’ll help you get started. The goal of this workshop is for every participant to walk away with an idea for a project they could use in a class in Winter 2021.

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 2 on November 3, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitators: Miranda Kato, Sapan Parekh, and Michael Reese
6 PD hours | $75 stipend | Register now.

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “Faculty Workshops for the Time of COVID-19.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm, October 27 2020

Learn to build an effective profile and connect with Employers. This and all Breaking Barriers events are free and open to all BC students.

Register Now! Breaking Barriers Fall 2020 Eventbrite Registration

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s Breaking Barriers series. Check out the full list of events at the Breaking Barriers website.

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm, October 28 2020

Many Americans are worried about security in voting. Many others lack confidence in the fairness of election processes. What should the country to do to strengthen our elections? How do we prioritize our limited time and resources – protecting the integrity of our votes or removing barriers to voting, or some combination of both? As we enter the final week of the 2020 Election, join others at BC for a deep dialogue focused on solutions and beyond the walls of party lines. You will be an active participant, so be prepared to talk with other students, faculty, and staff, share opinions and information that matter to you, and listen to the viewpoints of others who might think differently from you. Do not expect to resolve this question; but do expect to better understand different perspectives on this important issue. This virtual dialogue will be “face-to-face” over Zoom. For a less audiovisual format, register for the “With the People” event on October 15. 

Seats are limited, and registration ends October 25. Make sure that you have access to audio and video capabilities.

Facilitator: Sapan Parekh, Bellevue College’s RISE Learning Institute
Register here.

This is one of many events happening from now until November 3 to bring voting and civic engagement more to conversations at the college. Check out the full list, along with social media, a survey, important dates, FAQs, and more, at the My Power. My Impact. My Vote 2020 website.

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm, October 29 2020

Do you feel stuck in your job? Do you want your work to be meaningful? How can you build your skills in your current role and look for opportunities for growth. This course aims to give you answers to those questions. In this workshop, you will identify transferrable skills and interests. Learn strategies to redesign your job. Explore ways to apply your transferrable skills to pursue your interests that can take you to the next stage of career growth.

Facilitators: Chiew Jones, Associate Director, Center for Career Connections; and Becca McCullough, Senior HR Business Partner, Office of Human Resources

Electrified Pumkins Contest – Details to Come

About RISE MakerSpace

RISE MakerSpace is where students get hands-on experience with the technology that help create and design a better future. Free and open to all students, MakerSpace hosts workshops and information sessions to help you build, design, and create.

Please note: Rise MakerSpace is currently operating remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Virtual workshops are being held throughout the quarter

Time: 10:00am-11:30am, October 30 2020

In this interactive workshop we will help you come up with your own storyboard so that you can tell your brand story more effectively to others. Story boarding is the structured framework to tell your story. It helps conceptualize and envision your thoughts on what the final story would look like. The proper framework will make you more confident in engaging your audience, or to make something clearer by your stories. Structured story telling can help you develop your own personal brand to others which would reflect who you are or what your goals are and create an image about your own professional self. This can help in your career growth and development.

This is Part II. You will need to have attended Part I to join this session.

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Chiew Jones.

November 2020

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, November 2 2020

Is it time to update your CV? How do other college instructors structure their CV? Join Career Connections staff and your colleagues in this workshop designed to support your newest CV updates, whether you’re applying for a new position or for promotion.

Facilitator: Lindi Mujugira
Register now.

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm, November 3 2020

Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. Learn strategies to customize your resume to match job description and how to articulate your strengths, skills and accomplishments that an employer understands.

Facilitators: Chiew Jones, Associate Director, Center for Career Connections; and Becca McCullough, Senior HR Business Partner, Office of Human Resources

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, November 3 2020

Many faculty want to include projects that incorporate the rapidly changing world in which we live. Projects related to racial equity and social justice can be powerfully engaging for students, but figuring out how to get started isn’t always easy. How do you incorporate material that seems to change by the minute? How do you get students to grapple with a glut of information and mis-information? How do you find and engage with community-based organizations focused on racial equity and social justice? We’ll help you get started. The goal of this workshop is for every participant to walk away with an idea for a project they could use in a class in Winter 2021.

Participants must have completed Part 1 on October 27 in order to join this session.

Facilitators: Miranda Kato, Sapan Parekh, and Michael Reese

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “Faculty Workshops for the Time of COVID-19.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm, November 4 2020

Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. Learn strategies to customize your resume to match job description and how to articulate your strengths, skills and accomplishments that an employer understands.

Facilitators: Chiew Jones, Associate Director, Center for Career Connections; and Becca McCullough, Senior HR Business Partner, Office of Human Resources

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, November 4 2020

You are invited to join us for an engaging panel discussion from employers and student interns who have successfully completed their internships. They will touch on the future of work, transferrable skills, their career story and the awesome STEM internship opportunities available.

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Chiew Jones or Lindi Mujugira.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, November 5 2020

Gain knowledge and confidence to ace your interview. This and all Breaking Barriers events are free and open to all BC students.

Register Now! Breaking Barriers Fall 2020 Eventbrite Registration

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s Breaking Barriers series. Check out the full list of events at the Breaking Barriers website.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, November 10 2020

How do you teach soft skills like teamwork and collaborative learning? When you have students work on projects, should you have students pick their own teammates or should you place them into groups? How do you design and implement to team assignments to ensure that tasks are divided equitably and that voices aren’t marginalized?

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 2 on November 17, 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Facilitator: Miranda Kato
6 PD hours | $75 stipend | Register now.

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “Faculty Workshops for the Time of COVID-19.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Deploy Your Own Game Server – Details to Come

About RISE MakerSpace

RISE MakerSpace is where students get hands-on experience with the technology that help create and design a better future. Free and open to all students, MakerSpace hosts workshops and information sessions to help you build, design, and create.

Please note: Rise MakerSpace is currently operating remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Virtual workshops are being held throughout the quarter

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm, November 16 2020

Voting. Volunteering. Protesting. Donating.
Ideas around community and civic engagement vary across the world, and depend on cultural, social, political, and economic norms and systems. And yet, the belief that we should give to our communities is a universal one. Join us for a discussion about what community and civic engagement looks like in your own country, and how you can be involved with communities in the United States. Come prepared to share with and learn from others. This discussion is jointly brought to you by the Office of International Education and the RISE Learning Institute.


This is part of International Education Week. Check out all the events!

Moderator: Sapan Parekh, Associate Director, RISE Learning Institute
Join the conversation. (Meeting ID 899 7970 3641)

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm, November 16 2020

Are you looking for ways to increase student engagement and hands-on learning in your online classroom?  The remote setting has certainly changed the way we do many things, including undergraduate research.  If you have considered integrating a research experience into your course, please join us for a faculty panel on Monday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m.   Faculty from the social sciences (Kathy Hunt and Madhura Sohani) and physical/life sciences (Sonya Doucette and Stacy Alvares) will share their experiences and strategies for getting students involved in research projects that engage them and build critical skills.

Facilitator: Jackie Miller, Molecular Biosciences
Please register hereAn email confirmation with the Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm, November 17 2020

How do you teach soft skills like teamwork and collaborative learning? When you have students work on projects, should you have students pick their own teammates or should you place them into groups? How do you design and implement to team assignments to ensure that tasks are divided equitably and that voices aren’t marginalized?

Participants must have completed Part 1 on November 10 in order to join this session.

Facilitator: Miranda Kato

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE’s “Faculty Workshops for the Time of COVID-19.” Check out the full list of events at the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshops website.

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm, November 18 2020

Join us for an interactive workshop to learn how to apply for CPT (Curriculum Practical Training) which allows international students to have internships off campus. Find out strategies you can use to search for internships. All are invited.  This event is brought you by the Office of International Education, Center for Career Connections and RISE Institute.

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Chiew Jones.

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm, November 19 2020

Learn tips and strategies that can help you negotiate a solid salary and benefits package. This and all Breaking Barriers events are free and open to all BC students.

Register Now! Breaking Barriers Fall 2020 Eventbrite Registration

This is one of many offerings as a part of RISE and the Center for Career Connection’s Breaking Barriers series. Check out the full list of events at the Breaking Barriers website.

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm, November 16 2020

Join us for a lively conversation with our panel speakers from the Center for Career Connections & RISE who had experience working or studying in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. They will share about the value of their international experience and how they were able to translate those experiences to further their career. Learn how you can translate your international experience to transferrable skills that will bring value to employers.  This panel is jointly brought to you by the Office of International Education, Center for Career Connections and RISE Learning Institute.

Panel speakers: 

  • Maria Cervantes, Program Assistant, STEM to STERN
  • Lindi Mujugira, Associate Director & STEM Liaison
  • Sapan Parekh, Associate Director, Service Learning & Community Engagement
  • Chiew Jones, Associate Director, Experiential Learning

This is part of International Education Week. Check out all the events!

Join the conversation. (Meeting ID 879 5179 4173)

Community Members

December 2020

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, December 1 2020

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 (virtual?) campus tour, a meet and greet of potential colleagues, a timed question/answer session, a writing prompt, or a teaching demonstration. Learn more about interviews and practice with colleagues so you are prepared to impress!

Participants must be available both for this session and for Part 2 on December 3, 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Facilitators: Lindi Mujugira and Archana Alwar
Register now.

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm, December 2 2020

John, a BC alumnus was trained in business, finance and accounting. He did his business transfer degree at BC.  John will share his journey from college to career. He will share his success & failures. Students will get a chance to ask questions on career growth and leadership development.

For questions regarding the event, please contact Chiew Jones.

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm, December 3 2020

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 (virtual?) campus tour, a meet and greet of potential colleagues, a timed question/answer session, a writing prompt, or a teaching demonstration. Learn more about interviews and practice with colleagues so you are prepared to impress!

Participants must have completed Part 1 on October 27 in order to join this session.

Facilitators: Lindi Mujugira and Archana Alwar
Register now.

Time: Visit the website for details

Making Learning Visible is the quarterly showcase of student learning. Normally in-person, it will be held virtually for the entirety of this academic year. Through the website below, Bellevue College faculty, staff, and students can see which courses and sections are participating this quarter. For some classes, the final presentations are open to members of the BC community to attend. For others, the students are posting their research posters, artwork, designs, media, projects, etc. for view. We at RISE encourage faculty, staff, and students to visit the site and participate in recognizing student learning.

Visit the RISE Making Learning Visible website.

Last Updated May 9, 2022