MSB Weekly Update – 10/16/2017

October 17, 2017

Hi everyone,

I hope you have another wonderful week of classes. Here is my Monday update to the Math, Science, and Business division for October 16th.

Faculty coordinators:

Important Information:

Winter scheduling: Winter staffing continues this week. Full-time faculty are currently being scheduled. Faculty coordinators will be reaching out to PHL and part-time faculty this week for course selections.

District-wide A.S. degree: The Seattle Colleges are developing common A.S. degrees shared by all of the colleges, including the A.S. degree student learning outcomes (SLOs). A committee of faculty members from the Seattle Colleges have developed a draft of common SLOs and would appreciate your feedback. The proposed outcomes were based on the existing learning outcomes at each college, the district’s common A.A. Degree SLOs, and sources from ABET, AAS, AAAS, Vision and Change, and the AACU. Please look at the proposed AS Degree Learning Outcomes. Survey link.

Syllabi: If you haven’t already done so, please submit your course syllabi via the Academic Programs Canvas page. We still have some outstanding syllabi left out there!

Textbook Adoptions: A reminder from the bookstore that adoptions for winter quarter are due Friday, October 20. Orders can be sent via online or e-mail. Please contact your faculty coordinator for more information.

Important Dates:

Tenure Committee Orientation: Wednesday, October 25, 2:00-3:30pm, President’s Boardroom. All new and continuing tenure-committee members should attend this meeting. All attendees should have received a meeting request from Peter Lortz.

Academic Programs Early Fall Division Meeting: Friday, October 27, 10:00am-12:00pm, Room TBA. You should have received a meeting request from Stephanie Delaney.

Guided Pathways: Fall Quarter All Campus Meeting: Monday, October 30, 2:30-4:00pm, JMB A. You should have received a meeting request from Jesse Knappenberger.

Academic Programs Late Fall Division Meeting: Friday, December 1, 10:00am-12:00pm, Room TBA. You should have received a meeting request from Stephanie Delaney.

Trainings/Professional Development:

Hybrid Training: If you are interested in teaching hybrid classes, we will have Instructional Designers from the District run a training on Friday, October 20, 2:00-3:30pm in the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC-Library). For more information, please contact Laura Kingston.

SBCTC E-Learning Training: Online training on Accessibility 101: The Accessibility of Inclusive Design and Canvas 101: Introduction to Canvas are available. If you are interested, please register online.

District Professional Development Deadlines:

Events and Announcements:

Transfer Events and Workshops: Please see the attached list of transfer workshops and help spread the word to your students. For more information, contact Kat Coelho-Vermeulen.

Foundation Scholarships: South Seattle College Foundation scholarships are due October 30. Encourage your students to apply and support their application by offering to write a letter of recommendation!

Student Services Nudge Campaign: In partnership with CIVITAS Learning, student services staff will be sending three e-mails from mid-October to late November with the intent of engaging students to seek advising and re-enroll for winter quarter. Attached is the text of the three emails that will be sent leading up to and after registration for winter quarter opens. This campaign focuses on about 200 domestic students in our academic transfer programs that CIVITAS has identified as high achieving, but low projection to re-enroll.  The goal is to provide these students with the encouragement, information, and resources to continue in their program of study. If you have any questions, please contact Jesse Knappenberger, Dean of Student Achievement.

President’s Forums: Here are the days and times to meet with Interim President Pete Lortz.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, October 25 1:00-2:00 p.m. President’s Boardroom RSB 30
Wednesday, November 15 1:00-2:00 p.m. President’s Boardroom RSB 30
Wednesday, December 6 1:00-2:00 p.m. President’s Boardroom RSB 30

Johnny’s schedule:                                                                                              

I am on campus this week, with the exception of Tuesday afternoon for an off-campus meeting. I have open office hours on Wednesday, 12:00-1:00pm and Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm.

Final Thoughts:

I had the opportunity to attend the RST S-STEM kick off dinner last Thursday evening at Seattle Central. South was well-represented with several students, faculty mentors, and staff in attendance. A special shout out to Jake Ashcraft for his leadership in the program. I’m looking forward to future RST events, and would encourage all of you to get involved!

My door is always open to support your teaching and professional goals here at South. If I haven’t gotten a chance to meet you yet in person, please stop by and say hello! Have a wonderful week!