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October 2019

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Title IX Issues in t...

Title IX Issues in the Classroom

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Room: 107 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Title IX Issues in the Classroom

During this workshop, you will be introduced to resources to support both you and you students.

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
 
 
Just in Time Technol...

Just in Time Technology Help

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Room: 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Just in Time Technology Help

This drop-in session is for faculty and staff who need assistance with technology used at QCC, such as Blackboard, Starfish, Turnitin, The "Q", and Collaborate.

 

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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11:00am to 12:00pm
 
 
Mindfulness Meditati...

Mindfulness Meditation

Date: Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Room: 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Mindfulness Meditation

The group will learn about the benefits of mindfulness practices for staff development, its integration into a higher education setting, how to develop a personal practice of meditation, and how to use mindfulness professionally with students. Participants will be asked to read short selections before each meeting and to practice meditation between sessions.

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
 
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Just in Time Technol...

Just in Time Technology Help

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Room: 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Just in Time Technology Help

This drop-in session is for faculty and staff who need assistance with technology used at QCC, such as Blackboard, Starfish, Turnitin, The "Q", and Collaborate.

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
Optimize Student Eng...

Optimize Student Engagement with Embedded Audio/Video in Blackboard Learn Webinar

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Room: 107 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Optimize Student Engagement with Embedded Audio/Video in Blackboard Learn Webinar

Learn how to find and select media resources for online courses, embed video content into the Blackboard Learn environment, and check out some fun ways to create interactive lectures and discussions. This webinar is part of the Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS).

 

Webinar Presenter: Carolyn Ponce, Arkansas State University

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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10:00am to 11:00am
 
 
UDL, Accessibility,...

UDL, Accessibility, and Your Ally: Making Content Easier to Access for All

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Room: 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

UDL, Accessibility, and Your Ally: Making Content Easier to Access for All

This will be a hands-on workshop to make your Blackboard online course and materials more universally accessible, regardless of device or delivery mode!  Come, discuss, and make your course and materials more aligned to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

 

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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2:00pm to 3:30pm
 
 
 
Mindfulness Meditati...

Mindfulness Meditation

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Room: 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Mindfulness Meditation

The group will learn about the benefits of mindfulness practices for staff development, its integration into a higher education setting, how to develop a personal practice of meditation, and how to use mindfulness professionally with students. Participants will be asked to read short selections before each meeting and to practice meditation between sessions.

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
 
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Blackboard Grade Cen...

Blackboard Grade Center

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Room: 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Blackboard Grade Center

Learn how to customize the Grade Center for your course by adding columns for assignments and tests and by creating calculated columns for averages and for computing final grades.

 

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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11:00am to 12:00pm
 
 
Communicating with S...

Communicating with Students for Their Success

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Room: 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Communicating with Students for Their Success

This workshop is intended for faculty members who want to learn more about how to use Blackboard’s attendance tool and grade center, as well as Starfish flags, kudos and referrals, to help students understand how they are doing in your course and how to stay on—or get back on—the path to academic success. Learn how to integrate these tools into your classes in ways that promote best practices, maximize efficiency, and allow you to have meaningful interactions with your students.

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
 
 
 
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Adjunct (s)' Ma...

Adjunct (s)' Matters

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am

Room: 107 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Adjunct (s)' Matters

Adjunct (s)' Matters is an informal discussion group specifically for adjunct faculty members. Meetings are held at 8:00 am and 5:00 pm in the Center for Academic Excellence.

This sessions discussion is: Faculty Senate - Adjunct Faculty Affairs

Contact: staffdevelopment@qcc.mass.edu

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8:00am to 9:00am
 
 
All About Adjuncts

All About Adjuncts

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Room: 107 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

All About Adjuncts

All About Adjuncts is a pedagogy/teaching support series for adjunct faculty members. Meets are held at 11:00 am in the Center for Academic Excellence.

This sessions topic is: Classroom Management

Contact: staffdevelopment@qcc.mass.edu

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11:00am to 12:00pm
 
 
Communicating with S...

Communicating with Students for Their Success

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Room: Room 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Communicating with Students for Their Success

This workshop is intended for faculty members who want to learn more about how to use Blackboard’s attendance tool and grade center, as well as Starfish flags, kudos and referrals, to help students understand how they are doing in your course and how to stay on—or get back on—the path to academic success. Learn how to integrate these tools into your classes in ways that promote best practices, maximize efficiency, and allow you to have meaningful interactions with your students.

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

Full Event Information
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
 
Adjunct (s)' Ma...

Adjunct (s)' Matters

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Room: 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Adjunct (s)' Matters

Adjunct (s)' Matters is an informal discussion group specifically for adjunct faculty members. Meetings are held at 8:00 am and 5:00 pm in the Center for Academic Excellence.

This sessions discussion is: Faculty Senate - Adjunct Faculty Affairs

Contact: staffdevelopment@qcc.mass.edu

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5:00pm to 6:00pm
 
 
 
Equity & Excelle...

Equity & Excellence Experience in the Classroom and Beyond

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Room: 107 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Equity & Excellence Experience in the Classroom and Beyond

QCC's student body is the most diverse in central Massachusetts. As educators in classrooms and in many other campus settings, we all share the goal of educational equity. Innovating our teaching and professional practices for inclusive excellence is a challenge best met within community. Join faculty and staff members of the Equity and Excellence Experience as they lead this lively workshop about how to create learning experiences and learning environments that meaningfully honor our students' diversities and boost success outcomes among under-represented student populations (a focus of the DHE's new Equity-focused Strategic Framework).

 

 

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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9:30am to 10:30am
 
 
Bystander Interventi...

Bystander Intervention

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Room: 107 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Bystander Intervention

How can you respond to bystander issues on campus and in the city?

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
 
Teaching Across Cult...

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths, Nonfiction Reading Group

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Room: 111 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths, Nonfiction Reading Group

A Nonfiction Reading Group open to 20 participants. The book for this semesters reading is Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching.

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

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12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
 
Mindfulness Meditati...

Mindfulness Meditation

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Room: 107 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Mindfulness Meditation

The group will learn about the benefits of mindfulness practices for staff development, its integration into a higher education setting, how to develop a personal practice of meditation, and how to use mindfulness professionally with students. Participants will be asked to read short selections before each meeting and to practice meditation between sessions.

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

Full Event Information
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
 
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Blackboard Grade Cen...

Blackboard Grade Center

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Room: 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Blackboard Grade Center

Learn how to customize the Grade Center for your course by adding columns for assignments and tests and by creating calculated columns for averages and for computing final grades.

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

Full Event Information
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
 
 
Just in Time Technol...

Just in Time Technology Help

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Room: 106 Ahlfors

Location: Main Campus - Worcester

Just in Time Technology Help

This session is for faculty & staff that need assistance with technology used at QCC. Examples: Blackboard, Starfish, Turnitin, the "Q", Collaborate.

Contact: cae@qcc.mass.edu

Full Event Information
2:00pm to 3:00pm