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Professional Development - Spring 2006: Wednesday, January 18th  


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

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President’s Convocation
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Professional Development Luncheon
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Auto Bays

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Algebra Review
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Presenter:     Tammi Marshall

The Math Department will be meeting to continue our discussion of Algebra Review.

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Vetronix – Mastertech Scanner Training
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Presenter:     Jim Custeau      

An expert from Vetronix Corporation will present a hands-on workshop designed to provide advanced skills to the automotive technology teaching staff. The master tech scanner has many features that faculty may not yet be aware of. This workshop is designed for full-time and part-time automotive faculty and staff. Other faculty and staff from the college are welcome to attend and may find this workshop technically intriguing.

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President’s Cabinet Forum 
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Geraldine Perri

President’s Cabinet Division updates.

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“Words & Music”
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

LRC 2nd Floor

Presenters:    Patricia Santana

Join us for an extraordinary afternoon as your colleagues – yes, your very own colleagues! – offer you music and words that are bound to inspire you and are certain to provoke intellectual, emotional and passionate stirrings in your heart!

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Program Review Spring Workshop
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Presenters:   Madelaine Wolfe-Co-Chair
                        Nancy Jennings-Co-Chair

The Program Review Committee will meet to preview and plan for the Spring semester. 2005-2006 program review authors are welcome to attend and learn about the next steps in the program review process.

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Mountain Biking Cuyamaca Part 2
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Presenter:     Steve Weinert

Exploring the local environment of Cuyamaca College and developing a bond between healthy lifestyle and having fun. Must have helmet and bike with knobby tires.
Please contact Steve Weinert, . Pre-registration required.

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Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty Issues Forum
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Presenters:   Edward Cline
                        Peter Haro

This gathering will be an informal discussion of issues and concerns of adjunct faculty with the intent to forward topics of interest to the proper venues. Representatives from the Administration, Academic Senate and United Faculty will make presentations and/or answer questions concerning part-time issues such as paid office hours, academic freedom, participation in shared governance, intellectual property, classroom discipline, online teaching, GCCCD faculty relationships and policy or procedural concerns.

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Film & Discussion
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Presenter:     Kathy McWilliams

Remember the good old days, the 1950’s, when the world was a very different place from what it is today. In the 1998 film “Pleasantville” we’re transported back to that time, and what happens is very surprising and provocative.

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Sexual Harassment Workshop
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Presenter:     Anthony Zambelli, JD-Attorney and Professor Business Law at Cuyamaca College

Sexual Harassment is not only detrimental to the learning environment, it is illegal. This workshop will cover the laws against sexual harassment, descriptions and examples of sexual harassment, and suggestions on how to prevent sexual harassment in your classroom.

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New Faculty Orientation
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Presenters:    Madelaine Wolfe, Ed.D., Dean, Division I
                         Al Taccone, Ph.D., Dean, Division II
                        Marie Ramos, Ph.D., Dean, Division III

This is an orientation to Cuyamaca College’s student characteristics, services and resources for faculty and students, and faculty processes and procedures. We will provide a “Survival Kit” including College Catalog, Class Schedule, campus map, Student Code of Conduct, important phone numbers and contact people, and more. Seasoned instructors will share their experiences and ideas about some of the do’s and don’ts and practical strategies for surviving long evening and particularly Saturday sessions. Then we will finish up with some “Nuts and Bolts” before touring the campus to locate essentials like the mailroom and duplicating. Refreshments will be served.

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BOT Meeting: It’s a Snap!
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Presenter:     Pat Newman

This workshop is designed for BOT instructors and staff. We will look at current BOT course offerings and procedures, and discuss curriculum additions and/or changes.

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