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Professional Development - Spring 2006: Tuesday, January 17th


Cowles Mountain Hike
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Cowles Mountain trail head (Navajo & Golfcrest)

Presenter:     Jodi Reed

Bond with your colleagues and reduce stress on this 3 mile Cowles Mountain hike. For hike details, see

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Fitness Center Staff Workshop
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Presenter:     John Yasuda

This is a required workshop for all fitness center staff. The workshop will bring staff up to date on enrollment and program issues. While an overview of all fitness center orientation activities will be covered, the workshop will focus on staff responsibilities during orientation.

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Why the Cost of Energy is Going up and What to Do about It
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Facilitator:     Alan Ridley

We will take a brief look at our finite petroleum resources, introduce the concept of “Peak Oil” and review and discuss alternative fuels and community oriented solutions to challenges and opportunities posed by the coming peak in world oil production. We will show clips from End of Suburbia, Peak Oil, and 2nd US Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions.

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What our Writing Center Can Do for Your Students
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter:     Mary Graham

This workshop is open to all faculty and will inform instructors from all disciplines about the services available to help their students with their writing projects. Explain the goals of tutoring, how tutoring fits into instruction, what exactly happens in a tutoring session, how students sign up for help, and will also demonstrate the sentence skills software that will soon be available to students.

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Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presenter:     Curtis Sharon

Explore Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences and investigate Learning Styles. Examine how understanding students preferred methods of learning can guide your course preparation and presentation. Take a Learning Style and Multiple Intelligences survey and discover your preferred learning styles. Develop strategies for incorporating these methods in your classes in order to help students succeed in your classes and the rest of their academic efforts. Please contact Curtis Sharon,  (619) 670-7602.  Pre-registration required. Maximum participants 30.

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Online Tutorials on the Library Home Page
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Presenters:   Angela Nesta
                        Kari Wergeland

New tutorials on the library’s homepage will be showcased. Tutorials will be on finding videos and DVDs in the library’s online catalog and through the County Media Consortium; how to log into subscription databases from a remote location; and how to search InfoTrac OneFile periodical database.

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Book Discussion
10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Presenter:     Chuck Charter and Tim Pagaard

Join us to discuss the novel "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel García Márquez.

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Shared Governance: General Principles & Governance Structures
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presenters:   Dr. Geraldine M. Perri
                        Jan Ford

Orientation and information reading the importance of college shared governance. Overview of the Organizational & Governance Structures document.

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Getting Started with FrontPage 2003: The Faculty Web Sites & Sec. 508
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Presenter:     Rocky Rose

Quickly learn the fundamentals of MS FrontPage 2003. This will enable you to create and/or update your campus faculty web site throughout the semester. Step-by-Step instructions from logging on and accessing the web server to tables & hyper-linking to adding your syllabus and other pages to your web sites. There will be a strong emphasis on Section 508 of ADA.  Please contact Rocky Rose,   (619) 660-4466.  Pre-registration required. Maximum participants 12.

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Plagued by Plagiarism
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenters:   Mary Graham
                        Lyn Neylon

This workshop is open to all faculty.  We will discuss degrees of plagiarism, motives for plagiarism, methods of prevention and detection, consequences and the reasons for having them, and school policy regarding this very frustrating and disheartening issue.

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Retirement Planning for STRS Members
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Presenter:   Jaynie Sullivan

An informative workshop for the faculty. This workshop is suitable for faculty of all ages and at all stages of their careers. Lunch will be provided (RSVP required).
Understanding CalSTRS.

  • Defined benefit vs. Defined contribution-what does it mean?

  • What is the CalSTRS formula?

  • When can you retire and how much will you get?

  • Should you purchase additional service credit?

  • How will Social Security income be affected by your CalSTRS retirement?

Beyond CaLSTRS

  • TSA, 403(b) (7), 457, IRA or Roth IRA. – Which is right for you?

  • Increased contribution limits for retirement accounts.

  • Protecting your “nest egg” with Long Term Care insurance.

  • How to pay for college with “tax-free” money – certain restrictions apply.

Pre-registration required. RSVP (800) 668-6635

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Brown Bags and Budget
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter:     Jan Ford

Bring your brown bag lunch and join the Academic Senate officers for an informal presentation on the current budget allocation model currently used in the District. Learn more about topics you have heard in connection with the budget such as blended rates, economy of scale, resident/nonresident students, and more. Highlights from the Budget Allocation Task Force meetings will also be shared. Don’t pack dessert, the Senate will provide water, fruit and some sweets.

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The Value of Oral Presentations
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Presenters:   Lloyd Johnson
                        Nancy Jennings

A discussion of the benefits and costs of having students give oral reports instead of turning in written reports.

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ESL Portable Mini Reading Lab Orientation Workshop & Teacher Training
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Presenters:   Guillermo Colls
                        Marvelyn Bucky

Presenters will demonstrate how our new ESL Portable Mini Reading Lab works and how it can be utilized in ESL classes to enhance our students’ reading skills. This project is funded by a Title III grant.

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Effective Classroom Management
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Presenters:   David Detwiler
                        Sharon Barrett
                        Al Taccone
                        Paul Carmona
                        Greg Gomez
                        Public Safety

Effective classroom management is a challenge for all instructors. This diverse panel, drawn from instruction, counseling, and administration will share tried and true strategies for enhancing your classroom learning environment, including disciplinary issues, concerns and solutions.

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Blackboard and WebCT Training
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Presenters:   Brian Josephson
                        Deanna Thompson
                        Kari Wergeland

Have you ever wondered what Blackboard and WebCT are? They are course management systems that allow you to use the Internet to communicate with your students, receive homework assignments, give quizzes, keep track of grades, etc. They can be used for all or part of a course.

This session will provide a general introduction to Blackboard and WebCT. The goal is to have you walk away knowing whether one of these systems is appropriate for all or part of what you teach. Cuyamaca faculty who use Blackboard and WebCT will be on hand to answer your questions. TLC staff will be available to talk about training procedures with those who might be interested in taking the next step.

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Title III Faculty Stipend Award Winners
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Presenter:     Maria Mendoza-Bautista

Title III Stipend award winners share their plans for projects focusing on Student Success and Retention at Cuyamaca College for the next year.

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Recent Trends in Multimedia Based Music Instruction
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presenter:     Pat Setzer

This workshop will review some of the innovative multimedia applications that were featured at recent conferences sponsored by the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI).

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Web Content in Lecture Classes
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Presenter:     Steve Weinert

Further dialog on how much web content should be presented to students in a lecture class.

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Faculty Fitness Center Orientation
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fitness Center

Presenters:   John Yasuda
                        Pat Thiss

This presentation will make faculty and staff aware of the benefits and ease with which they can access the fitness center.

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Workshop for Math 160
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Presenters:   Inwon Leu
                        Bryan Elliott

Minitab training for statistics instructors. Examples of Minitab activities and MathXL will be presented.

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Fitness Center Staff Workshop
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Presenter:     John Yasuda

This is a required workshop for all fitness center staff. The workshop will bring staff up to date on enrollment and program issues. While an overview of all fitness center orientation activities will be covered, the workshop will focus on staff responsibilities during orientation..

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Communication Arts Department Retreat
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Off campus

Presenters:   Chuck Charter
                        Tim Pagaard

Full-time faculty members meet to review Fall 05 semester and plan for Spring 06 and Fall 06 semesters

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Math Department Meeting
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Presenter:     Eric Preibisius

The full-time and part-time members of the Math Department will come together to discuss issues of interest to our department, and to help get the Spring semester off to a smooth and successful start.

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SP/2 Safety & Hazardous Waste Training Workshop
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Presenter:     Jim Custeau

This workshop is designed to assist full-time and part-time automotive technology instructors in presenting this web-based training to the students in the automotive technology program. The expected outcome of this training is that all automotive faculty will complete this training and that faculty will require students to complete this training as well. Attendance at this workshop is limited to automotive technology staff and faculty.

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Joint Child Development Faculty & CCDC Teachers Meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Presenters:   Kristin Zink
                        Linda Haar

The CD faculty and the Center teachers will explore effective ways to mentor child development students.

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Water & Wastewater Technology Discipline Meeting
6:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m


Brad Monroe

We will be discussing future curriculum additions, future classroom assignments, possible recruitment activities.

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Child Development Program Faculty Meeting
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Presenter:     Kristin Zink

Child Development faculty will kick off the Spring 2006 semester with a review of policies, procedures, and our Child Development philosophy.

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Water & Wastewater Technology Department Meeting
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Presenter:     Brad Monroe

I will be providing a presentation on instructional techniques to adjunct faculty.

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MATHXL – NEW Software for Math 88, 90, 103 and 110
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Presenter:     Scott Eckert

We have switched to new software this year. Contact Scott Eckert (x4373) if you need an instructor’s account for the new MathXL. Do this well in advance of the workshop. Come to the workshop and learn:

A)  What is different about the NEW MATHXL.
B)  How to create your instructor account, create labs and download grades.
C) What does the student have to do to register, login and submit lab work.
D) Special issues-like trouble shooting, students with old accounts, and student home use.

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