RISE Faculty Workshops & Roundtables, Spring 2021

Spring is a season for renewal . . . especially in these pandemic times. Our offerings this quarter focus on sharing and visioning. Faculty across campus will share approaches they’ve used to build partnerships and integrate high-impact practices into courses. We’ll hold a series of visioning roundtables to fuel collaboration and help RISE chart a course for the future. We’re also bringing back our popular series of micro-workshops on reflection.

Tools for Transformative Learning | Visioning Roundtables | Reflection: 30-Minute Micro-Workshops

Miranda Kato, Lindi Mujugira, Jesse Gardner, and Jackie Miller on a Zoom call

Tools for Transformative Learning

Our workshops and panels feature faculty from all across campus. Presenters share approaches that can be used to supercharge teaching and learning in multiple ways.

Community-Engaged & Civic Education 101
Friday, April 9, 8:30-9:00am

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.”

Micro-workshop facilitated by Sapan Parekh | 1 PD hour

Making Your Class Transcript Notation Ready
Friday, April 9, 1:00-2:30pm

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.

Workshop and discussion facilitated by Sapan Parekh | 2 PD hours

Collaborations to Supercharge Undergraduate Research, an Interactive Panel
Friday, April 30, 1:00-2:15pm

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.

Moderated by Jackie Miller and Irene Shaver | 2 PD hours

Feeling Pride: Contributing to the Community as a Way to Master Coursework – A Faculty Panel

Monday, May 10, 1:30pm-2:30pm

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 the 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.

This faculty panel will be moderated by Sapan Parekh | 1 PD hour

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

Tuesday, June 8, 2:30-4:30pm

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.

This faculty panel will be moderated by Sapan Parekh | 2 PD hours

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


Visioning Roundtables

After a stormy, challenging year, it is time for some “blue skies” visioning. Come join us as we plan for a post-COVID Bellevue College!

Visioning Roundtable: The Future of Undergraduate Research at BC
Friday, May 7, 2:30-4:20pm

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.  

2 PD hours | $75 stipend

Visioning Roundtable: The Future of Project-Based Learning at BC
Thursday, May 20, 12:30-2:20pm

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.  

2 PD hours | $75 stipend


Reflection Micro-Workshops

The ability to reflect on experience is 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 half-hour micro-workshops in April will help faculty learn techniques and develop skills to strengthen the impact reflection can have on student learning. 1 PD hour per workshop (6 PD hours total). Completion of 5 or more Micro-Workshops will earn a $75 stipend. The micro-workshop topics and dates are:

  • Bringing out Depth through Reflection  |  Monday, April 12, 3:00pm-3:30pm
  • Creating Connections using the 8Cs  |  Thursday, April 15, 3:00pm-3:30pm
  • Unleashing the Power of Reflective Journals  |  Monday, April 19, 3:00pm-3:30pm
  • Reflecting Beyond Writing  |  Thursday, April 22, 3:00pm-3:30pm
  • Planning Your Quarter Using Reflection Mapping  |  Monday, April 26, 3:00pm-3:30pm
  • Assessing Reflection  |  Thursday, April 29, 3:00pm-3:30pm

Last Updated April 29, 2021