Activities/Events for September 2012

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Monday, June 04, 2012 - Friday, September 07, 2012
online
June 4 is the first day that new Running Start students can sign-up online for a fall orientation. If you have already tested for fall entry, qualified, and brought your qualifying scores to the Running Start office, on June 4 or later go to www.clark.edu/orientationcalendar and choose an orientation date for fall quarter. You will register for classes as part of the orientation. Allow approximately 3 hours for the orientation and bring your photo ID.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012
9:00 am
Gasier Hall Student Center
If you are a new student starting Fall Quarter at Clark College and have never taken a college class before, then you will be required to attend a New Student Orientation. These specially designed workshops will help give you a solid start towards your educational goals. Attending participants will learn about student resources, meet with an Advisor, be provided help with registering for your classes and enjoy a Campus Tour with a Student Ambassador. Space is limited, so the visit the web site link and sign-up today! (*Former students of Clark College, Transfer Students, and students who have previously attended another college are not required to attend a New Student Orientation.)

Friday, September 07, 2012
Running Start office
Sept. 7 is the admissions deadline for fall quarter entry. Students must have applied online, taken the test, and brought their qualifying scores to the Running Start office in Gaiser Hall no later than Sept. 7 in order to start fall quarter. New students who apply just prior to the Sept. 7 fall deadline will have very limited selection of classes. Students who bring their qualifying scores to the Running Start office after Sept. 7 will be applying for winter quarter classes which start on Jan. 7.

Friday, September 07, 2012
9:00 am
Gasier Hall Student Center
If you are a new student starting Fall Quarter at Clark College and have never taken a college class before, then you will be required to attend a New Student Orientation. These specially designed workshops will help give you a solid start towards your educational goals. Attending participants will learn about student resources, meet with an Advisor, be provided help with registering for your classes and enjoy a Campus Tour with a Student Ambassador. Space is limited, so the visit the web site link and sign-up today! (*Former students of Clark College, Transfer Students, and students who have previously attended another college are not required to attend a New Student Orientation.)

Monday, September 10, 2012
9:00 am
Gaiser Hall Student Center
If you are a new student starting Fall Quarter at Clark College and have never taken a college class before, then you will be required to attend a New Student Orientation. These specially designed workshops will help give you a solid start towards your educational goals. Attending participants will learn about student resources, meet with an Advisor, be provided help with registering for your classes and enjoy a Campus Tour with a Student Ambassador. Space is limited, so the visit the web site link and sign-up today! (*Former students of Clark College, Transfer Students, and students who have previously attended another college are not required to attend a New Student Orientation.)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
10:00 am
Advising Center, Gaiser Hall
Interested in transferring to Concordia University? Meet one-on-one with a Concordia representative and get your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered. To schedule, please contact the Clark College Advising Center at 360.992.2345 or prep.trans.adv@clark.edu.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
1:00 pm
Various Locations
Meet with your dean and colleagues to kick off the fall quarter. Contact unit administrative assistant for details.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
5:30 pm
Gaiser Hall Student Center
If you are a new student starting Fall Quarter at Clark College and have never taken a college class before, then you will be required to attend a New Student Orientation. These specially designed workshops will help give you a solid start towards your educational goals. Attending participants will learn about student resources, meet with an Advisor, be provided help with registering for your classes and enjoy a Campus Tour with a Student Ambassador. Space is limited, so the visit the web site link and sign-up today! (*Former students of Clark College, Transfer Students, and students who have previously attended another college are not required to attend a New Student Orientation.)

Thursday, September 13, 2012
9:00 am
Various Locations
Meet with your division chairs, department heads and/or colleagues to prepare for fall quarter. Contact department senior secretary for details regarding time, location, etc.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Thursday, September 13, 2012
10:00 am
GHL 205
Are you a new supervisor of classified staff, hourly classified (aka temporary hourly employees) or student employees?
Are you a new employee required to complete a TLR form or an employee newly required to use TLR?
Are you a seasoned employee, but have questions about TLR (e.g. how do I report multiple transactions on one day?)?

If you answered YES to any of these questions please join Sherri Meadors, Payroll Supervisor, for a demonstration on how to use the Time & Leave Reporting (TLR) tool and an opportunity to have all your questions answered.

*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Thursday, September 13, 2012
10:00 am
HHL 118
The Performance Development Plan (PDP) is a tool to support effective employee development and performance management for classified employees. This training will provide information on the process and timelines including developing performance expectations (including results and competencies), identifying professional development needs and opportunities, interim reviews, and performance feedback.

*open to administrative/exempt staff and classified supervisors*

Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:00 pm
GHL 205
NOTE: Registration is required! Workshop located in Gaiser Hall room 205.

To use Moodle for any course (online, hybrid, or face-to-face), this is the workshop for you. We will (1) provide access to a Moodle account and shell for your development, (2) demonstrate the design of Moodle set-up, layout, and structure as well as best practices for organizing resources, (3) show effective ways to get content into Moodle, and (4) teach you about the various Moodle resources and activities you and your students can take advantage of if you choose. This is a hands-on workshop that can result in partial development of your course if you bring content with you.

Upon completion, participants will be able to continue course development and are invited to schedule one-on-one appointments with Kathy Chatfield for additional support. Once you feel competent with the development, register for the Teaching with Moodle workshop to practice with the Moodle communication tools, receiving and grading submitted work, using the grade book, and feedback tools.

Please direct any questions to Kathy Chatfield, Sr. Instructional Designer for eLearning, at kchatfield@clark.edu.

*Faculty and Staff*

Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:00 pm
Bookstore
Learn how the College Bookstore supports students, faculty and staff at our Information Luau. Enter to win prizes, enjoy Hawaiian treats and beverages at our open house event. Come see how the Bookstore can serve you, your department and Clark students plus much more.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Thursday, September 13, 2012
1:00 pm
JSH 124
Session 1 of 4

Thursday, September 13, 2012
3:30 pm
O'Connell Sports Center Gymnasium
In the athletics building which bears his name, Claude 'Skeet' O'Connell will be honored during a remembrance and celebration of life on Thurs. Sept. 13.

The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of the O'Connell Sports Center on Clark's main campus.

Thursday, September 13, 2012
5:00 pm
GHL 205
An overview of key services, policies, and procedures which are important to all adjunct faculty members for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Faculty can opt to attend either Adjunct Faculty Orientation, Smart Classroom Training, or both.
please RSVP to Lorraine Leedy @ lleedy@clark.edu

*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Friday, September 14, 2012
8:30 am
GHL 205
An overview of key services, policies, and procedures which are important to all adjunct faculty members for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Faculty can opt to attend either Adjunct Faculty Orientation, Smart Classroom Training, or both.
please RSVP to Lorraine Leedy @ lleedy@clark.edu
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Friday, September 14, 2012
9:00 am
Gasier Hall Student Center
If you are a new student starting Fall Quarter at Clark College and have never taken a college class before, then you will be required to attend a New Student Orientation. These specially designed workshops will help give you a solid start towards your educational goals. Attending participants will learn about student resources, meet with an Advisor, be provided help with registering for your classes and enjoy a Campus Tour with a Student Ambassador. Space is limited, so the visit the web site link and sign-up today! (*Former students of Clark College, Transfer Students, and students who have previously attended another college are not required to attend a New Student Orientation.)

Friday, September 14, 2012
9:00 am
GHL 207
Learn more about the changes to the Clark College incident reporting structure; including who is involved, near misses, action plans, and more. Supervisors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Friday, September 14, 2012
10:00 am
JSH 124
Annual meeting to refine and improve the division structure and jointly review and define the Division Chair job description and method of evaluation.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Friday, September 14, 2012
11:30 am
GHL 213
Service-Learning 101

Service-Learning is a teaching method which combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility.
Learn how to incorporate service-learning in the classroom for all academic disciplines. This workshop will focus on finding the right organizations for group volunteering,
how to fill out site agreement and liability forms, and examining various models for reflection. Please RSVP to Sarah Weinberger @ sweinberger@clark.edu or 992.2247.
**Open to all faculty and staff**

Friday, September 14, 2012
1:00 pm
JSH 124
Session 2 of 4

Friday, September 14, 2012
1:00 pm
BHL 109
Need to buy something? Go Somewhere? Learn how to do both! Find out the details of purchasing and travel procedures at Clark.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Friday, September 14, 2012
2:00 pm
PUB 258 B & C
This training will provide important information about the responsibility to maintain a Drug-Free Workplace with specific details relevant to all supervisors, managers, and lead workers.
Please RSVP to Karen Ferguson at kferguson@clark.edu, class will be capped at 28 participants.

*Managers, Supervisors and Leads.*

Friday, September 14, 2012
2:00 pm
GHL 205
NOTE: Registration is required! Workshop located in Gaiser Hall room 205.

To use Moodle for any course (online, hybrid, or face-to-face), this is the workshop for you. We will (1) provide access to a Moodle account and shell for your development, (2) demonstrate the design of Moodle set-up, layout, and structure as well as best practices for organizing resources, (3) show effective ways to get content into Moodle, and (4) teach you about the various Moodle resources and activities you and your students can take advantage of if you choose. This is a hands-on workshop that can result in partial development of your course if you bring content with you.

Upon completion, participants will be able to continue course development and are invited to schedule one-on-one appointments with Kathy Chatfield for additional support. Once you feel competent with the development, register for the Teaching with Moodle workshop to practice with the Moodle communication tools, receiving and grading submitted work, using the grade book, and feedback tools.

Please direct any questions to Kathy Chatfield, Sr. Instructional Designer for eLearning, at kchatfield@clark.edu.

Monday, September 17, 2012
8:00 am
GHL Student Center
The first day of Faculty Focus will look to the future while examining current best practices. Clark College experts will engage faculty in roundtable discussions of their choice in breakout sessions throughout the day. Open Course Library, Alternative Textbooks, Classroom Management, Pedagogical use of Technology, Learning Communities and Power, Privilege and Inequality in the Classroom are among the topics that are structured to compel active participation and exchange of ideas.

Between sessions, faculty members are encouraged to visit satellite stations in the PUB Student Lounge to learn about new programs throughout the college that will affect students, faculty and staff. A final wrap-up in Gaiser Student Center will allow the entire group to hear summaries of the discussions they were not able to attend and get a preview of the Outcomes Assessment planning activities for the following day. The questions and ideas that arise from today's sessions will shape the focus of Faculty Development workshops and training in 2012-13.

*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Monday, September 17, 2012
10:00 am
GHL 213
This workshop will be facilitated by Darcy Rourk, Sue Williams and Kathleen Otto, from WPEA. The focus of the workshop will be understanding processes required under the WPEA Collective Bargaining Agreement so that problems can be solved before they get to the disciplinary or grievance stage. This will be a great opportunity to hear management and union leadership jointly address contract issues.
Please RSVP to kferguson@clark.edu

Monday, September 17, 2012
1:00 pm
GHL 213
The Active Shooter session will cover important information on the actions to thake when confronted with an active shooter and responding to law enformcement officials; recognizing and responding to potential workplace violence indicators, and how to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents. The second half of the session will be focused on the topic of sex offenders.

*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
8:00 am
GHL Student Center
The sessions scheduled will provide faculty the opportunity to work on specific outcomes assessment projects within their programs, departments or within special workgroups.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
9:00 am
PUB 258 B & C
Presented by: The ASSOCIATION

This training will cover important topics related to leadership development including core values, performance, growth, and the key tenets of authentic and transformational leadership,

*Open to administrative/exempt staff and classified supervisors*
Please RSVP by Friday August 31, 2012 to Karen Ferguson @kferguson@clark.edu, session will be capped at 20 participants

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
8:00 am
Off Campus
For details, please contact Kimberly Sullivan at ksullivan@clark.edu or x2822.

*Faculty Only.*

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
8:30 am
GHL 205
PREREQUISITES:
Moodle 101 and, preferably, experience teaching online or hybrid courses.
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
This workshop (normally $200, but free to Clark faculty) will teach you the rubric and how to apply it to the development of your courses. While the intent is for online and hybrid courses, most faculty discover improvements in their face-to-face courses from this proven method of considering learning outcomes, measurements and assessments, learning activities, and the implementation of technology in their courses.
This is a one-day intense workshop, all hours of which must be attended. With the successful completion of this workshop, you will have the tools to improve the design of your own online and hybrid courses and, if you choose, qualify to take the certification exam to become a Quality Matters peer reviewer for national teams.
NOTE: Registration at EventBrite is required (http://clarkcollegeelearning.eventbrite.com/); however, you do not need to bring the ticket with you for entrance to this workshop. Please direct any questions to Kathy Chatfield, Sr. Instructional Designer for eLearning, at kchatfield@clark.edu.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
9:00 am
GHL 213
Learn more about student surveys, what is ahead, and provide feedback about how you use the website.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
9:00 am
Gaiser Hall Student Center
If you are a new student starting Fall Quarter at Clark College and have never taken a college class before, then you will be required to attend a New Student Orientation. These specially designed workshops will help give you a solid start towards your educational goals. Attending participants will learn about student resources, meet with an Advisor, be provided help with registering for your classes and enjoy a Campus Tour with a Student Ambassador. Space is limited, so the visit the web site link and sign-up today! (*Former students of Clark College, Transfer Students, and students who have previously attended another college are not required to attend a New Student Orientation.)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
9:30 am
PUB 258 B & C
How Not to be the ’Last“ Point of Contact.


Many faculty and staff members are the first point of contact for students, but all faculty or staff members could be a point of contact for any student. The purpose of this faculty and staff training is to encourage more student interactions that are welcoming, informative, inclusive, and positive. While this is the goal for all student interactions, we will be focusing on students from underrepresented backgrounds as Clark‘s student body is increasingly diverse and more tools are necessary as we engage with that diversity. Through interactive presentations designed to provide theory we will all learn how to help students navigate Clark College more successfully.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
9:30 am
FHL 126
Required for all tenure-track probationers, faculty and administrators serving on a tenure committee.
*Faculty and Staff Only*

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
10:00 am
AA4 102
Windows 7 is the operating system that Clark uses on all PC's. Learn how to navigate around and how to quickly find your files and folders. RSVP Gracie White at gwhite@clark.edu.

*Open to Faculty and Staff.*

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
10:00 am
Advising Center, Gaiser Hall
Interested in transferring to Concordia University? Meet one-on-one with a Concordia representative and get your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered. To schedule, please contact the Clark College Advising Center at 360.992.2345 or prep.trans.adv@clark.edu.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
11:00 am
PUB 161
All Faculty Program Directors and Club Advisors are welcome to attend a reception that is both informational and fun.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
11:00 am
GHL 213
All new employees are invited to attend this welcome session! Come and meet leaders from the college community, enjoy refreshments, network with other new employees and have some fun, too!
Please RSVP to Karen Ferguson @ kferguson@clark.edu
*Open to faculty and staff hired in 2012*

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
1:00 pm
GHL 207
If you work with hazardous energies and perform equipment maintenance, you need this Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) training annually.
(Mandatory as Assigned.)
Please RSVP to rbenson@clark.edu or x2965.

*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
1:30 pm
SHL 216
This workshop is open to all faculty who are interested in learning about the new Program Improvement Process that was approved by IPT. Faculty whose programs will be undergoing the review process beginning Fall 2012 are highly encouraged to attend. The workshop will focus on the new process and an overview of how the new Virtual Notebooks will be used in the process will be presented.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
2:30 pm
GHL 207
If you drive a forklift on campus, you need this training every three years.
Please RSVP to rbenson@clark.edu or x2965

*Faculty and Staff Only*

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
3:30 pm
GHL 213
Learn more about student surveys, what is ahead, and provide feedback about how you use the website.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
8:00 am
OSC 219
This section is required for healthcare instructors, including adjuncts. Depending on availability, this session will also be open to CTE faculty who need CPR recertification. Call Darla Utter at x2940 or dutter@clark.edu to register.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Thursday, September 20, 2012
8:30 am
JSH 124
Session 3 of 4

Thursday, September 20, 2012
9:00 am
GHL 207
Learn how to use a fire extinguisher first hand. Note: You get to put out a REAL FIRE! Please RSVP to rbenson@clark.edu or x2965.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Thursday, September 20, 2012
10:00 am
AA5 221
CANCELLED PLEASE NOTE: The time for this session is 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This session is open only to CTE faculty and staff who need recertification to maintain their vocational certification or is part of their job requirement. Contact Darla Utter at x2940 or dutter@clark.edu to register.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Thursday, September 20, 2012
11:00 am
GHL 207
Learn how to use a fire extinguisher first hand. Note: You get to put out a REAL FIRE! Please RSVP to rbenson@clark.edu or x2965.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Thursday, September 20, 2012
12:00 pm
GHL 213
Meeting for all new and returning faculty members only. For details, please contact Kimberly Sullivan at ksullivan@clark.edu or x2822.

*Faculty Only.*

Thursday, September 20, 2012
12:00 pm
SHL Courtyard
Come meet your Job Representatives and mingle with fellow Union members. All Clark College classified employees welcome. Barbecue lunch will be provided. Donations for local food banks are requested.

*Staff Only.*

Thursday, September 20, 2012
1:00 pm
GHL 213
Faculty advisor training is offered for all faculty interested in learning more about advising, advising tools, and advising resources and information. Topics will include contact and referral information, the Clark College Advising Plan, Advising technologies, educational plans, and strategies for working with students in academic difficulties, and other advising related issues.
New faculty advisors should attend the full session. Returning faculty advisors are only required to attend from 2:30-3:30pm, although if faculty members would like a full refresher they are welcome to attend for the full amount of time.
Participation is required to be eligible for the faculty advising stipend. In order to create user accounts for the technologies used please make sure to RSVP to the Director of Advising, Andrew Long, as noted below.
Please RSVP along@clark.edu or 360.992.2505.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
1:00 pm
GHL 207
Everything you need to know about the Cisco Phones. Phones will be available for the training. RSVP Gracie White at gwhite@clark.edu.

*Open to Faculty and Staff.*

Thursday, September 20, 2012
2:00 pm
GHL 205
PREREQUISITE: Moodle 101 and, preferably, Teaching with Moodle.
DESCRIPTION: Whether you use a weighted-grade system or calculate strictly by points, this workshop will walk you through setting up the gradebook to align with your syllabus and your system. We…ll align each of your scored assignments, tests, participation, etc. to work accordingly and utilize Moodle…s very accurate grade calculation to display in any form you wish by setting up grading categories and adjusting gradebook settings and preferences. You will see how to drop lowest scores and set up extra credit. We…ll even share a little trick for getting your students… current grade in the course to display accurately. This is a hands-on workshop.
NOTE: Registration at EventBrite is required (http://clarkcollegeelearning.eventbrite.com/); however, you do not need to bring the ticket with you for entrance to this workshop. Please direct any questions to Kathy Chatfield, Sr. Instructional Designer for eLearning, at kchatfield@clark.edu.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Friday, September 21, 2012
8:30 am
JSH 124
Session 4 of 4

Friday, September 21, 2012
9:00 am
GHL 205
Whether you are using Microsoft Outlook or Exchange Web Access to access your email this class will give you pointers to make your Clark email more manageable. *Open to faculty and staff* RSVP gwhite@clark.edu

Use Microsoft Outlook to:
Keep email organized using Personal Folders
Create a Personal Distribution List
Contacts and Calendar features
Setup an …Out of Office“ Reply

Microsoft Exchange Web Access:
Check your email from off campus
Change your password
Setup an ’Out of Office“ Reply
Use Global Address Book
Contact and Calendar features
*Open to faculty and staff*

Friday, September 21, 2012
9:00 am
BHL 109
Please note updated location: BHL 109

Program Improvement Process Screening Committee will meet to initiate the first step of the program improvement process. Data for programs undergoing a review in 2012-13 will be examined.
*Committee faculty and staff only.*

Friday, September 21, 2012
11:00 am
Gaiser Hall Student Center
Come meet people all in one place from more than thirty programs and services from across the college to learn what's new, what's available and who can help.
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Friday, September 21, 2012
1:00 pm
GHL 213
A brown bag orientation session for faculty and staff interested in being a mentor for a new student at Clark. This session will cover an overview of the project, responsibilities, and use of the tracking system.

Friday, September 21, 2012
1:30 pm
SHL 216
This workshop is open to all faculty who are interested in learning about the new Program Improvement Process that was approved by IPT. Faculty whose programs will be undergoing the review process beginning Fall 2012 are highly encouraged to attend. The workshop will focus on the new process and an overview of how the new Virtual Notebooks will be used in the process will be presented.

Friday, September 21, 2012
2:30 pm
GHL 213
For full-time faculty who have not received their orientation materials for insurance, retirement, and optional services.
(Mandatory as Assigned.)
*Faculty and Staff Only.*

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
2:00 pm
Gaiser Hall Room 214
Please join Clark College President Robert K. Knight and the college community for the grand opening of the Clark College Diversity Center.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
10:00 am
Advising Center, Gaiser Hall
Interested in transferring to Concordia University? Meet one-on-one with a Concordia representative and get your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs answered. To schedule, please contact the Clark College Advising Center at 360.992.2345 or prep.trans.adv@clark.edu.

Friday, September 28, 2012
3:00 pm
Clark College Music Building near the Japanese Friendship Garden
You are invited to join Clark College President Robert K. Knight and the Clark College community as Clark's music building is named in honor of Clark College alumnus, faculty member and music legend Dale Beacock.





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