Here is the video from the Webinar on the Compressed Calendar
Please let us know if you have any further questions about the compressed calendar!
The cost of textbooks creates a serious barrier to enrollment and success for many students. If you’ve wanted to find alternatives, this workshop might get you started in the right direction. We will discuss the library’s textbook reserve collection. We will also discuss the statewide effort to provide peer review for free eTextbooks in selected disciplines. Currently, this project, called California Open Online Library for Education, has completed reviews of free eTextbooks in introductory courses in the following disciplines: accounting, biology, business, chemistry, child development, statistics, microeconomics, public speaking, sociology, and US history to 1877. Forty more courses will be included in the next phase. Attend this workshop to share your techniques for reducing the burden of textbook costs and get new ideas for how to tackle this challenge.
April provided us with some great sites for free textbooks! I already looked looked through them and found FREE Health textbooks I could use in my Health class! Take a look and see if there are some Open Educational Resources you may be able to use:
Here is the link to April’s Presentation:
Here’s the video:
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Spring plenary took place on Thursday January 14th. We had a full house in the Student Union for the general session and I know many of the workshops were standing room only. Here is the presentation from the general session. The session stared with updates from Interim President Adrian Gonzales, Interim VP for Instruction Dan Sourbeer, and Acting VP for Student Services Brian Stockert. Updates were followed by an interactive discussion on understanding who are students are and what we can do in the classroom to help them succeed.
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Today, January 7th from 5-7pm, is the first PD workshop of 2016! We are starting off the year with a special workshop facilitated by a panel of Palomar Administrators. This workshop will provide an overview of the basic mechanics of instructor responsibilities, including information about your class syllabus, class rosters, important dates, grading, Instructional and Counseling support services, and more.
If you have any additional questions, suggestions, or comments please feel free to respond below!
Thank you to Jenny Fererro and Laurel Anderson for being our first workshop presenters to be recorded! And a special thank you to 3CMedia for doing a great job recording this session. This session was recorded on Friday November 6th, from 12-2pm.
This workshop will cover tips and techniques for optimal success in applying and interviewing for full-time faculty positions. Although not a guarantee of a job offer, we will share tips for improving your application presentation and using effective interview techniques that hiring committees appreciate
To watch the recording please go to: https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/f/82b75ae529c504b92ac68395d613fe6011a4e91a?i=0
“Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges: College personnel everywhere are struggling with students’ increased neediness.”
In this article, Peter Gray Ph.D states, “We have raised a generation of young people who have not been given the opportunity to learn how to solve their own problems.They have not been given the opportunity to get into trouble and find their own way out, to experience failure and realize they can survive it, to be called bad names by others and learn how to respond without adult intervention. So now, here’s what we have: Young people,18 years and older, going to college still unable or unwilling to take responsibility for themselves, still feeling that if a problem arises they need an adult to solve it.”
How does this impact our college and our classrooms? What strategies can we as a college use to help our students who may not have the skills they need to be successful?
Today we held what is likely the most important Professional Development workshop of the semester: Supporting Students with Behavioral Challenges and Understanding Mental Health Stigmas
Five very brave students shared their stories with us of their challenges, while also sharing with us strategies we could use in the classroom to help our student with mental health issues.
This list of strategies is straight from the mouths of our students. We as faculty need to take time to listen to our students and put ourselves in their shoes. What strategies are you using in the classroom and does it include the following suggestions?
Helpful videos on Depression:
What are you doing to teach the whole student?
I want to thank Dan Sourbeer for joining me on this hangout titled “Palomar College: What do the numbers mean?”
This was our first attempt at a Hangout On Air and I am sure it won’t be the last! We both learned a lot in this first hangout, so I know the next ones will be even better.
Here is the recording:
If you have further questions please comment below and we will do our best to answer them.
OR, if you have ideas for what we could do at Palomar to help us increase enrollment please share your ideas!
We are excited to announce another awesome day of inspirational Professional Development for teachers. Please join us on Friday October 30th to learn from Dave Burgess, the author of “Teach Like a PIRATE”. This event is open to Faculty from Palomar, MiraCosta, CSUSM, and other local Educators. You must register for this event! This event is limited to 150 people. The cost is FREE!
To register go to: http://teachlikeapirate.brownpapertickets.com/
PARKING: Please park in Lots 1 & 2 which are located in the main entrance to the college. Do not turn on Comet Circle which will take you around the college. If you do not have a parking pass you will be ticketed in any lots other than Lot 1 & 2. Here is a campus map for further clarification: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/about/files/2015/06/palomar-sm-campusmap.pdf