Professional Development Week Activities

Here is a list of activities hosted as part of KCC’s 2021 Professional Development Week, which begins Aug. 20.

Friday, Aug. 20

Active Shooter Training

8 a.m. to noon, Davidson Auditorium

This training is designed to prepare faculty/staff for actions to take in an active shooter situation on campus. Active shooter training is highly recommended for anyone that has not completed the training, or for anyone that needs a refresher course. 

Audience: Everyone 
Limit: 22 people

RSVP to hardingv@kellogg.edu by Monday, Aug. 16.

Monday, Aug. 23

CPR/First Aid Training

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lane-Thomas 201

This course is for anyone who would like to be prepared for an emergency setting. Topics include first aid basics; environmental, medical and injury emergencies; how to perform CPR; and the use of the AED. Boxed lunch will be provided. 

Audience: Everyone 
Limit: 12

RSVP to AHA@kellogg.edu by Monday, Aug. 16.

WIDS Syllabus Training

9 to 10 a.m., Zoom (see KCC Broadcast email for the Zoom link)

A refresher training to create and submit syllabi in WIDS and link to your Moodle course.

Audience: Faculty and adjuncts

RSVP not needed.

Camtasia Training

10:30 a.m. to noon, Professional Development Center (PDC) in the library

Come join us in the PDC for a hands-on workshop to create a “Welcome” video and/or a “Course Tour” using Camtasia to record, compile, edit and publish videos. Videos will be uploaded to Microsoft Stream (or your choice of streaming server) and posted within Moodle (or your choice of course communication). You will leave this workshop with tutorial documents, resource videos and an outline for creating your own “Welcome” and/or “Course Tour” video. You may also leave this workshop with a completed video to use for the fall semester!

Audience: Faculty, but open to everyone

RSVP not needed.

Self-Defense Training

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. OR 2 to 4:30 p.m., Miller Gym

This hands-free session is designed to prepare faculty/staff for self-defense situations. First-time and returning participants who would like a refresher session are welcome. 

Audience: Everyone 

RSVP to hardingv@kellogg.edu by Monday, Aug. 16.

Moodle Open House

1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Professional Development Center (PDC) in the library

Are you using Moodle for your fall semester sections? Are you interested in learning more about visual design, engagement strategies and other cool tools? Are you looking for a community setting to update your course and/or obtain assistance with certain Moodle features? Stop by the PDC any time between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. for drop-in assistance, collaboration, technical support, design advice/assistance and more.  

Audience: Faculty, but open to everyone

RSVP not needed.

Budgeting 101: What Every Cost Center Manager Should Know

2 to 3 p.m., Kellogg Room

New to budgeting and managing your cost center or just need a refresher? Please come to this presentation to hear about the basics of cost center budgets and the related managing of your budget. You will also see some tools, both online and within Ellucian Colleague, that may be helpful. We will also have time for Q&As at the end of the presentation.

Audience: Open to everyone, specifically cost center managers and budget reporting reviewers

RSVP not needed.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

Breakfast

8 to 8:30 a.m., Binda Lobby

Breakfast burritos will be available on a grab-and-go basis in the Binda Lobby. If you have dietary restrictions, there will be specialty wraps available at a separate table in the Binda Lobby to pick up.

RSVP not needed.

**General Session**

8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Binda Theatre

All faculty and staff are required to attend

**Jeannie Goodrich – Mental Health**

11 a.m. to noon, Binda Theatre

All faculty and staff are required to attend

Boxed Lunch

Noon to 1 p.m., Binda Lobby

A boxed sandwich lunch will be available on a grab-and-go basis in the Binda Lobby. If you have dietary restrictions, there will be specialty boxes available at a separate table in the Binda Lobby to pick up.

RSVP not needed.

**Equity in Assessment with Dr. Tia McNair**

1 to 2:30 p.m., Zoom (see KCC Broadcast email for the Zoom link)

Audience: Everyone

All faculty are required to attend

Wellness Trio

3 to 5 p.m., KCC soccer field

Come to the soccer field to experience some fun new fitness activities: cardio drumming, Zumba and line dancing Tabata. Dress appropriately for physical activity and bring a water bottle.

Audience: Everyone

RSVP not needed.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

**Instruction Division Meeting**

8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Zoom (see KCC Broadcast email for the Zoom link)

Audience: Open to the Instruction Division

All within the Instruction Division are required to attend

KFA Meeting

11 a.m. to noon, Microsoft Teams (your leadership will share the link to the meeting)

Building Warden Training

11 a.m. to noon, Zoom (see KCC Broadcast email for the Zoom link)

An update meeting for current building wardens and alternates.

Audience: Open to building wardens and alternates

All building wardens and alternates are required to attend

RSVP not needed.

Faculty Teaching and Learning Technology Workshop

1 to 2:30 p.m., Zoom (see KCC Broadcast email for the Zoom link)

Learning Technologies introduces faculty to the latest KCC educational technologies. In an evolving and changing technoscape, learn more about utilizing innovative digital resources and solid instructional practices to enhance student learning.

Audience: Faculty

RSVP not needed.

HLC Overview/Informational Session

3 to 3:40 p.m., Binda Theatre

Audience: Everyone

All new faculty and staff are required to attend

RSVP not needed.

**HLC Game Show**

3:45 to 4:15 p.m., Binda Theatre

Audience: Everyone

All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend

RSVP not needed.

Wellness: Yoga

4 to 5 p.m., grassy (north) courtyard in front of library, between the covered walkway and the library

Bring a yoga mat and water bottle and enjoy a relaxing session of yoga with instructor Kathy Haulman.

Audience: Everyone

RSVP not needed.

Thursday, Aug. 26

Hiring/Search Committee Orientation

8 to 9 a.m., Kellogg Room

A review of the new hiring process responsibilities for screening chairs and committees. 

Audience: Everyone

All supervisors are required to attend

RSVP not needed.

KCC Communication and Branding

9 to 10 a.m., Kellogg Room

Audience: Everyone

RSVP not needed.

CircleIn Update: Remote Collaborative Study for KCC Students 

10 to 11 a.m., Zoom (see KCC Broadcast email for the Zoom link)

Come learn more from representatives from the National Science Foundation-funded application provider CircleIn and KCC’s CircleIn Implementation Team about the peer-to-peer study app that enables students to study online together, while requiring no faculty involvement or maintenance. The most successful student influencers earn points, gift cards and CircleIn scholarships for positively engaging and supporting their community of fellow learners. We will demonstrate how the app works, update you on KCC student and faculty experiences over the past year, and look at new product features, as well as take your questions.

Audience: Everyone

RSVP not needed.

Holtyn Wellness Lunch

Noon to 1 p.m., Kellogg Room

It’s common for people to experience episodic waves of anxiety in response to perceptions of stress. Darby Fetzer from Holtyn will lead this workshop entitled “Outsmarting Your Anxious Brain,” exploring practical tools to assist in keeping anxiety at bay and how to manage anxiety in the moment. Lunch is provided.

Audience: Everyone 
Limit: 30

RSVP: Complete this form by Aug. 16.

Co-Curricular Assessment with Dr. Tia McNair

1 to 2:30 p.m., Zoom (see KCC Broadcast email for the Zoom link)

Audience: Everyone

RSVP not needed.

Nursing Performance Calibration

2 to 5 p.m., Roll 210

A time for all nursing faculty (full- and part-time) to come together and discuss performance and to share ideas to ensure there is a consistent set of standards used in nursing education and the standards apply to all nursing faculty’s performance.

Audience: Open to Nursing faculty and staff 

All Nursing faculty and staff are required to attend

RSVP not needed.

Students of Color Excellence Workgroup with Dr. Tia McNair

2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Zoom (see KCC Broadcast email for the Zoom link)

Dr. McNair will be meeting with the Students of Color Excellence committee to discuss strategies on how to improve access, persistence, retention and completion outcomes for KCC students of color. Dr. McNair is an equity expert with the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Audience: Open to Students of Color Excellence committee members

RSVP not needed.

Adjunct General Session

6 to 7:30 p.m., Zoom

Attendees must register. Contact Tammy Douglas (douglast@kellogg.edu) for details.

Friday, Aug. 27

**Academic Department Meetings**

Your department will communicate the time and place of the meetings

Required

Student and Community Services Division Meeting

8 to 9 a.m.

Your division vice president will communicate meeting details.

Required

Strategy, Relations, and Communications Division Meeting

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Your division vice president will communicate meeting details. 

Required

Wellness: Holtyn “Walk It Out”

3 to 4 p.m., Spring Lake trail

Enjoy a refreshing walk around one of the prettiest parts of campus on this one-mile paved trail circling Spring Lake, hosted by our wellness vendor Holtyn.

Audience: Everyone

RSVP not needed.