Next Up!

Next up! is a regular feature on Sundays, showcasing HWC (and beyond) events in the coming week. Send notice of upcoming events that you want publicized to me (drichardson2@ccc.edu). Use the “Comments” section to provide updates, additions, and corrections!

Can you smell that “first day of school” fear? It’ll be around all week. Don’t forget to cover the three things students really want to know on the first day of class (according to one study at least): !) What to call you; 2) What the class/subject is about; and 3) What they will have to do to get their grade.  Oh, and one more bit of unsolicited advice: in addition to starting the process of learning the students’ names, I have found it important to start the process for students learning of each others’ names. It’s not enough for me to know all their names; they have to know each others’, too.

Add your own first-day advice in the comments. Thanks, in advance for it.

Monday, 8/26: First day of classes for Monday/Wednesday classes!

Tuesday, 8/27: First day of classes for Tuesday/Thursday classes!

Wednesday, 8/28: First day of classes for Wednesday only classes!

Thursday, 8/29: First day of classes for Thursday only classes!

Friday, 8/30: First day of classes for Friday only classes!

Saturday, 8/31: First day of classes for Saturday classes!

Check Out Truman’s First Week Events

So last week I was wondering what the schedules looked like for local faculty development activities at the other colleges, and Don was kind enough to forward Truman’s, which he had received from President Reagan (sorry, couldn’t help it). It was filled with so many great learning opportunities that I thought it might serve as food for thought as people reflect and debrief on this year’s events and what they might like to do or see for future professional development activities.

So, I wrote to Dr. Pervez Rahman, Truman’s VP and asked for permission to share it with the world, and he was kind enough to agree, writing:

The development of the schedule was the collaborative effort of faculty and administration. I provided the administrative input and Joy Walker, chair of the Physical Science department, led on the faculty side. Also included on the committee were Professor Elia Lopez (Humanities/Art/Foreign Languages), Professor LaSandra Skinner (Business/CIS), and Professor Michael Swisher (Humanities/Art/Foreign Languages).

One and all did really impressive work, I think. Take a look at it HERE.

And congratulations to the Truman faculty and administration on what looks like a set of learning opportunities with huge potential to impact student learning through faculty education.

PS: If you haven’t been there in a while, the Truman Lounge has a new, crisp look and appears to be live again. Give them some virtual love if you get the chance…

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!

That’s right! It’s time to 86 the beach bag and blow the dust off your brain–give that cerebrum a shake and a shimmy because you’ll need every bit of it for the new crop of eager learners awaiting our care and attention.

Start your engines! Land Ho! Bring me a shrubbery!

And if that sounds a bit daunting, consider starting slowly with an easy warm up…

Monday, 8/8: FDW2011, @ Malcolm X College (9am-3:30pm). Registration opens at 8am along with a gallery walk highlighting the Reinvention Task Force findings. Check the schedule here.

Tuesday, 8/9: Day 2 of FDW2011,  @ Malcolm X College (9am-2:45pm). Check the schedule here.

Wednesday, 8/10: HW  First Week Activities, hosted by CAST, @ Harold (8:30am-3pm). Check it.

Thursday, 8/11: HW  First Week Activities, hosted by CAST, @ Harold (8:30am-3pm). Check it.

Friday, 8/12: HW  First Week Activities, hosted by CAST, @ Harold (8:30am-2:30pm). Check it.

Saturday, 8/13: Registration and Preparation.

Hype any particular events (or post any questions) in the comments, and welcome back, everybody!

Next Up!

Next up! is a regular feature on Sundays, showcasing HWC (and beyond) events in the coming week. If you have an event that you’d like to publicize, send me the date, name, place and time by 5pm on the Friday before, and I’ll do my best to get it in there. Use the “Comments” section to provide updates and additions!

UPDATED: Now with Saturdays (sorry Carrie)!!

Welcome back to week 1 of the spring term everybody!

Monday, 1/17: School is closed for Martin Luther King’s Birthday Observation

Tuesday, 1/18: Happy first day of T/Th classes!

Wednesday, 1/19: Happy first day of M/W classes!

Thursday, 1/20: Happy second day of T/Th classes!

Friday, 1/21: Happy first day of F only classes!

Saturday, 1/22: Happy first day of S only classes!