FDW 2012!!

Faculty Development Week 2012 is right around the corner, sort of.  It will occur, most likely, 2 weeks before the start of classes (Aug. 6-10).  It is the biggest event that CAST is tasked with organizing.  As such, we will work very hard to make sure that it is fantastic once again.  Please complete the survey to help us gather some info from you.  Thanks and enjoy your well-deserved break.

Website Wednesday: CCC Edition

With consent from blogmaster PhiloDave, this is a special edition of Website Wednesday that will appear from time to time over the course of the semester. The focus will be on our [somewhat] newly designed [and Audrey-modified]  HWC website, and the CCC website, in an effort to give the folks at District some feedback on what we believe to be working or not working with the sites.

OK, so it’s the last week of the month and that means it’s time for another round of feedback. Honorary Peep, Audrey, has probably been waiting all month for this day! Right, Audrey?

Give ‘er what you gots! She has been a regular contributor. Thus, the honorary title.

Are the revisions on the website workin’ for ya? Findin’ what ya need and where ya need it? Wanna see some last minute changes before Spring Break?

Speak up now before the rush of questions from students for Summer and Fall registration leave you wishin’ you had said somethin’ sooner.

Have at it. Anonymity welcomed.

Tuesday Teaching Talk (TTT)

Tuesday Teaching Talk is a regular feature which, as the name implies, is an opportunity to talk explicitly about teaching (and learning) in the practical and philosophical sense that happens on, you guessed it, Tuesday. Hold on to your hats.  The CAST coordinators (yes there are 2 of us) are tasked with supplying TTTs to you.  Look for questions, videos, tips, etc.  Enjoy!


Meet and Greet Reminder

Remember that the Meet and Greet is Wednesday, and TODAY is the deadline for RSVPing about Food or money for food.

What’s the meet and greet you say?

[This year’s HWC Faculty Meet & Greet will be on]Wednesday, March 28th, 2-5pm in room 1115. As usual, we look forward to meeting any new faculty and encourage everyone to stop by! Music will be provided by the first one who gets to the audio jack with their IPOD/MP3 Playlist.

Some games will be available and if there is enough interest, a Words With Friends competition! Potential topics of conversation for the event: March Madness, Spring Break Destinations and the usual investigatory conversations about who is the Realist!

Food, like paper, is no longer provided for College activities, so we are asking those who are interested to bring their specialty dishes or contribute to a fund for cheese/fruit platters.

Please RSVP to Rachel by Mon, March 26th regarding whether you would like to bring a dish to share or contribute to our cash food fund–contact new faculty member Rachel Iannantouni:  RIannantouni@ccc.edu, ext. 5616.

For more general information please contact Jenny Armendarez at jarmendarez@ccc.edu, ext. 5898.

Monday Music

I had my ipod on shuffle this weekend, while walking the dog, and this song came on. I have no idea where it came from and neither does anyone else in my house. A gift from the universe, I guess–a great song and new lingo…2 for 1!


Next Up!

Next up! is a regular feature on Sundays, showcasing HWC (and beyond) events in the coming week. Use the “Comments” section to provide updates and additions!

It’s Spring Break Week…hang in there…the rest of your life is tantalizingly close!

Monday, 3/26: The incredibly popular CAST Tech Drop! Social Media Edition (3 pm, rm 1046); “The Lessons of the Holocaust:” A Conversation with Dr. Alexander White (Les White’s father!), 5:30-8pm, rm 1115;

Tuesday, 3/27:  CAST Meeting PedagogySession (2 pm, rm 1046); Joint Faculty Council/Union Meeting (3:30-5pm, rm 102);

Wednesday, 3/28: Faculty Meet and Greet (2-5p, rm 1115); Loop Players: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (7:15pm, rm 102);

Thursday, 3/29:  Loop Players: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2pm, rm 102);

Friday, 3/30: Loop Players: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (7:15pm, rm 102);

Saturday, 3/31: Loop Players: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2pm, rm 102);

Please note anything I missed in the comments, please (and accept my apologies for missing it).