Office of Professional Development

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Fall 2019 PD Week - Aug 26 - 30

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Community College of Philadelphia's Office of Professional Development is to improve and sustain excellence in teaching and learning and the professional growth of all employees through collegial, planned learning opportunities that support the strategic goals of the college.

The Professional Development Website and Calendar were created by the Office of Professional Development. 

Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 215-751-8000

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Professional Development week is held twice yearly at the College, in the Fall and Spring.

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Fall 2019 Professional Development Week

Fall 2019 Professional Development Week

Monday, August 26, 2019 (All day) to Friday, August 30, 2019 (All day)

This year, we’d like to highlight the College’s 2017-2025 Strategic Plan, which outlines the 5 pillars the College is committed to focusing on across all divisions and departments to ensure each student is achieving their goals and will be successful in their future career path. 

The Strategic Plan’s focus extends beyond the classroom, encompassing connections with the community, the educational pathways of students before and after their time with us, the regional economy and workforce, and the overall environment and stability of the College.

(All day)
 
 
Fall 2019 Professional Development Week - Opening Session

Fall 2019 Professional Development Week - Opening Session

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 8:15am to 11:45am
Event Location: 
The Great Hall (S2-19)

  • Breakfast
  • Welcome – Dr. Judith Gay 
  • Greetings from the Board of Trustees – Jeremiah J. White, Jr.
  • Address to the College Community – Dr. Guy Generals
  • Break
  • Presentation by Leah Jewell, Managing Director of Employability Solutions at Pearson, on the future of work

Leah Jewell
Managing Director, Employability Solutions, Pearson
Leah is responsible for strategy and product development for employability learning solutions for Pearson North America, serving high school, higher ed, and adult lifelong learners. She is specifically working on accelerated skills pathways to industry certifications, micro and stacked credentials, and preparing students for a career beyond a degree. Leah is focused on partnering with employers and industry associations related to skills training and is on the Board of the IoT Talent Consortium. Leah has been a featured speaker on the future of skills at the US Chamber of Commerce and is an active participant in the National Governors Association “Good Jobs for All Americans” initiative. Her work involves defining learning/skill outcomes and collecting data to support the efficacy of the training solutions. Leah has been with Pearson in various roles for 30 years including sales, marketing, product development, and portfolio management.

Full Schedule: Fall 2019 PD Week Schedule

8:15am
Event Location:
The Great Hall (S2-19)
 
Diversity Certificate Awards Ceremony

Diversity Certificate Awards Ceremony

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Presenters: Faye Allard and Debonair Oates-Primus
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators

Location: W2-13

Program Description:
Come and celebrate those who have earned their diversity certificate and silver awards!

12:00pm
Event Location:
 
Diversity Certificate Program Seminar: LGBTQ 101

Diversity Certificate Program Seminar: LGBTQ 101

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Location: 
W2-13

Presenter: Vincent Scarfo
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators

Location: W2-13

Program Description:

This is a crash course in everything you need to know about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Community. We will cover the basic vocabulary as well as explore the nuance and diversity of Gender and Sexuality.

1:00pm
Event Location:
W2-13
 
EXPLORE • CONNECT • ENGAGE: Discover the Student Experience at CCP

EXPLORE • CONNECT • ENGAGE: Discover the Student Experience at CCP

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Event Location: 
B2-8

Presenters: Richard Kopp, Sajeda Virji, Jenavia Weaver, Piseitta Arrington, Dionne Easton, Ida Swindle-Jewell
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: B2-08
Learning Goal:
Learn how "Engage" - CCP's powerful new online campus engagement tool - will serve as a "one stop hub" that will promote and measure student involvement opportunities and make it easier for students to discover the myriad of programs happening on and off campus through a comprehensive events calendar – with an accompanying mobile app – in order to have a clear picture of how active they've been outside of the classroom over the course of each semester.

Program Description:
Launching this Fall 2019, Engage (formerly "OrgSync") is CCP's powerful new online campus engagement tool provided by the Division of Student Development. This "one stop hub" helps promote and measure student involvement opportunities and gives student organizations the tools they need to manage their affairs more effectively, while gaining valuable insight into the true impact of co-curricular activities. The system makes it easy for student and campus organizations to track roster membership, improve the overall administrative process, register students for events and keep a record of service hours, internships and other engagement efforts. Engage makes it easier for students to discover the myriad of programs happening on and off campus through a comprehensive events calendar – with an accompanying mobile app – and to have a clear picture of how active they've been outside of the classroom over the course of each semester. By tracking this data, CCP will be able to see the activities and events that most engage students, and improve on those efforts. Faculty and staff are invited to come learn about this new tool, and how you can use it to engage with students and help you to achieve your own goals as well.

1:15pm
Event Location:
B2-8
 
HIPAA – Security of Medical Information

HIPAA – Security of Medical Information

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
W2-42

Presenter: Robert Lucas
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W2-42

Learning Goals:
After this session, participants will be able to:
1. Understand what type of health information is covered under HIPAA
2. Understand what health information is gathered and stored by various College departments
3. Understand best practices to protect, store, and maintain confidentiality of health information

Program Description:
A presentation and discussion of HIPAA law, how it relates to the College and ways to help ensure the security and confidentiality of health information and documentation within the College.

1:15pm
Event Location:
W2-42
 
Escape from Expensive Textbooks and Materials

Escape from Expensive Textbooks and Materials

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Location: 
B2-9

Presenters: Carol Seufert, Jalyn Warren
Audience: Faculty
Location: B2-09


Learning Goals:

Participants will:
1. Learn the benefits of using Open Educational Resources (OER)
2. Learn about creative commons licensing
3. Locate an OER that may be suitable to use in the classroom


Program Description:
In this “escape room” activity, we will learn how to break out from the traditional required textbook and set your classroom free from high-priced textbooks, restrictive licenses and outdated content! Learn to use Open Educational Resources (OER) by solving a series of fun and engaging puzzles while learning the basics of OER licensing. Activities will include: searching for the latest high-quality OER content, determining the appropriate license for open use, and how to incorporate OERs into your class.

1:30pm
Event Location:
B2-9
 
Faculty/Staff Parent Support Group

Faculty/Staff Parent Support Group

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (FCTL M1-17)

Presenters: Melissa Altman-Traub, Joseph Kolakowski, Cherise Shane
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: FCTL

Learning Goals: 
During this session, participants will:
1. Learn more about FMLA
2. Connect with other parents
3. Contribute ideas to future meetings and programs

Program Description:
Learn more about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) from our human resources representatives.

Then we will have time for parent support group open discussion and planning meetings for the semester.

Children's book exchange: Please bring children's' books you no longer need for a book exchange. Any remaining books will be donated to the Spring Garden School.

Our Mission Statement:

The CCP Faculty/Staff Parent Support Group provides resources for all facets of family life from being a new parent to raising toddlers, tweens, teens, and caring for aging parents. As a community of people dealing with various aspects of family life, the Parent/Staff Faculty Group is open to all CCP faculty and staff. This group shares resources, experiences, and information, and is a voice of support for all types of families. The CCP FSPSG works to create awareness and support that enables members to be good parents, good family members, and find a healthy work-family life balance. 

Please contact Melissa Altman-Traub or Cherise Shane if you would like to be added to this group in Canvas.

2:30pm
Event Location:
Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (FCTL M1-17)
 
Assessment Tuesday: Results from the Spring 2019 Student Feedback Survey Examining Students’ Perceptions of Safety & Security at the College

Presenters: Courtney Raeford, Sean Morris
Audience: Faculty, Administrators
Location: Klein Cube, P2-3
Learning Goals:

  1. What are CCP Students’ overall perception of safety at the College
  2. What are CCP students’ overall perception of safety at each of the regional centers
  3. What are areas of highest concern for CCP students

Program Description:
A safe campus environment is a priority at CCP, students, faculty, staff, and visitors want assurance that they attend classes and work on a safe campus.

To better understand Community College of Philadelphia students’ perceptions of safety and security at the college, the Spring 2019 Student Feedback Survey asked students about their experiences. Students revealed the areas in which they felt the most and least safe; the research also demonstrated the effect of certain variables had on students’ overall perception of campus safety. The variables studied included feeling unsafe based on religion, disability, gender identify, age, LGBTQA+ status, and race.

8:30am
Event Location:
The Klein Cube (P2-03)
 
Assessment Tuesday: Reviewing the New Survey Policy

Assessment Tuesday: Reviewing the New Survey Policy

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Event Location: 
The Klein Cube (P2-03)

Presenters: Courtney Raeford, Sean Morris
Audience: Faculty, Administrators
Location: Klein Cube, P2-3
Learning Goals:

  1. What is survey fatigue?
  2. How will a survey policy help members of the College community?
  3. How does one survey students/faculty/staff at CCP?
  4. What makes a strong survey?

Program Description:
As organizational appetite for survey data increases daily, so does the need for a more thoughtful approach toward the way we survey CCP students. A new survey policy is now in effect at CCP, intended to address the growing problem of "survey fatigue," which has consequences related to data quality, brand perception, and other areas. This presentation will outline the new process for surveying CCP students, as well as general best practices in survey design and distribution.

9:30am
Event Location:
The Klein Cube (P2-03)
 
Faculty, Staff, and Student Disability Accommodations and Policy and Guideline Considerations

Faculty, Staff, and Student Disability Accommodations and Policy and Guideline Considerations

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Event Location: 
W2-13

Presenters: Si Brown, Jessica Hurst, Wendy Kohler
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W2-13
Program Description:
This workshop will review policy and procedures associated with requests for personal disability accommodations by faculty, staff, and students. This workshop will also address pregnancy-related adjustments for students and public events disability accommodation procedures. Frequency asked questions concerning these topics will be addressed

 

10:00am
Event Location:
W2-13
 
Assessment Tuesday: Information Literacy General Education Assessment Results

Assessment Tuesday: Information Literacy General Education Assessment Results

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Location: 
The Klein Cube (P2-03)

Presenters: Teresa Frizell, Elizabeth Gordon
Audience: Faculty, Administrators
Location: Klein Cube, P2-3
Learning Goal:
Participants will learn the results of the Spring 2019 General Education assessment.

Program Description:
Come hear the results from the Spring 2019 Information Literacy General Education Assessment. Sneak peek: Students who were taking ENGL 102 scored higher than students who were taking ENGL 101.

Ask questions and contribute your own ideas for encouraging students to take ENGL 102 early in their careers, to attend library info sessions, and other ways to become literate and informed consumers and creators of information.

10:30am
Event Location:
The Klein Cube (P2-03)
 
Convening and Connecting: Strengthening our Wellness Partners Network to Maximize Support for our Students

Convening and Connecting: Strengthening our Wellness Partners Network to Maximize Support for our Students

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
The Great Hall (S2-19)

Presenters: Paula Umaña, Sarah Maguire
Audience: Faculty, Administrators
Location: Great Hall, S2-19
Learning Goals:

  1. Explanation of the Wellness Partners Breakfast hosted by the College - who was there and what happened
  2. Reactions to the event and discussion of next steps

Program Description:
Enjoy lunch and hear about the Wellness Partners Breakfast hosted by the College this past June. The Breakfast was an opportunity for the College to work with community partners like One Day At A Time, the American Red Cross, Broke in Philly, and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists to look at how we are addressing and how we can continue to address the challenges faced by our students outside of classroom concerns like housing and/or food insecurity; drug and alcohol addiction; lack of supportive network; inadequate access to child care and transportation). This presentation is a chance to hear about how the college is working with our community partners to combat those challenges. And make sure to stay until the end to make your own sundae!

11:30am
Event Location:
The Great Hall (S2-19)
 
Assessment Tuesday Workshop: Using Assessment Results to Help Improve Student Retention

Assessment Tuesday Workshop: Using Assessment Results to Help Improve Student Retention

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Event Location: 
The Klein Cube (P2-03)

Presenters: Teresa Frizell, Elizabeth Gordon
Audience: Faculty, Administrators
Location: Klein Cube, P2-3
Learning Goals:

  1. Participants will learn how to work backwards from assessment results to identify specific skills or content that students did not master.
  2. Participants will develop and share strategies for addressing the lack of mastery

Program Description:
Bring your most recent course or program assessments and results to this interactive session. Learn how to work backwards from the results to find student “learning bottlenecks.” Share and gain strategies to overcome these bottlenecks in order to promote student success and decrease their academic reasons for leaving your program.

 

1:00pm
Event Location:
The Klein Cube (P2-03)
 
Influence of Service-Learning in Contextualized Developmental English Classes on Students’ Self-Efficacy and Persistence

Presenters: Girija Nagaswami, Madeline Marcotte, Sotiria Koui
Audience: Faculty, Administrators
Location: W3-03
Learning Goals:
Participants will gain knowledge on:

  1. How a service-learning experience influences students' self-efficacy and persistence.
  2. What do students think about integrating service-learning in contextualized developmental English classes?
  3. How do students describe their perspectives on self-efficacy and persistence pre and post service-learning experiences?

Program Description:
The reasons for developmental students' persistence or lack thereof has shifted from blaming the students to assessing their environment and looking more closely at the crucial role played by the institutions where these students enroll. It has become essential to take into account how institutions can play a role in alleviating the problem of persistence with this student population. It is believed that academic integration in the form " quality of experiences in the academic and social systems" plays a significant role in students' success. Keeping these factors in mind, a research study was undertaken taking into account how the quality of developmental students' experiences can be enhanced by integrating service-learning in their contextualized English classes. Additionally, it was essential to gather students' perspectives on their service-learning experiences and what role service-learning played on their self-efficacy and persistence. Presenters will share details of the research study, how service-learning was integrated in the contextualized English classes, and the research findings. Recommendations for practice and research will be shared.

 

1:15pm
Event Location:
W3-3
 
Canvas Proficiency Certificate “Gold” Training

Canvas Proficiency Certificate “Gold” Training

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Event Location: 
Department of Online Learning and Academic Computing (B2-26)

Presenter: Kelvin Veale
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: B2-26 Conference Room
Learning Goals:
Participants will learn how to:

  1. Import/copy a course or specific course content.
  2. Organize course material using modules.
  3. Organize grades and point values in the new gradebook.
  4. Schedule and start Zoom meetings. 
  5. Explore Microsoft Office 365 integration with Canvas

Program Description:
The purpose of this training is intended to explore Canvas features for managing course content, organizing the gradebook and exploring external apps. Once you have completed this course, you will have learned how to:

  • Import/copy a course or specific course content.
  • Organize course material using modules.
  • Organize grades and point values in the new gradebook.
  • Schedule and start Zoom meetings. 
  • Explore Microsoft Office 365 integration with Canvas.

1:15pm
Event Location:
Department of Online Learning and Academic Computing (B2-26)
 
Library and Learning Commons – Phase One

Library and Learning Commons – Phase One

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Location: 
W2-42

Presenters: Joan Bush, Mike Krasulski, Anna Seixas
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W2-42

Program Description:
The Library and Learning Commons project has entered into Phase One construction.  This is an exciting transformation for students and the College community.  Attend this session to find out what is involved in Phase One, to learn about the upcoming Phases Two and Three, and to understand how the Library, Learning Lab, and SACC will maintain the delivery of services during each phase of the project.

 

1:30pm
Event Location:
W2-42
 
ITS Open Forum: How are We Doing?

ITS Open Forum: How are We Doing?

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 2:15pm to 2:45pm
Event Location: 
B2-31

Presenters: S.K. Calkins, Bill Bromley, Kenny Schwartz
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: B2-31
Learning Goals
Customer service, accountability, information technology

Program Description:
The Information Technology Services Department (ITS) invites you to an open forum for customer service feedback. Come and express comments, suggestions, concerns, and/or ask questions about how the ITS Department is supporting you and learn about new and exciting projects!

2:15pm
Event Location:
B2-31
 
Active Shooter Training for New Employees and Anyone Else who Has Not Yet Attended!

Active Shooter Training for New Employees and Anyone Else who Has Not Yet Attended!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Event Location: 
W3-2

Presenter: Randy Merced
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators

Location: W3-02

Program Description:

Learn to protect yourself! Safety and Security will provide basic training in how to respond to an active shooter event. During this training, members of the Safety and Security department will discuss previous incidents, the mindset of the active shooter, ways to prepare your work area, and what steps to take should an incident occur. If you have not already been through training, this is the time to go!

 

2:15pm
Event Location:
W3-2
 
Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Classified/Confidential Employees

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Classified/Confidential Employees

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Event Location: 
W2-13

Presenter: Si Brown
Audience: Classified and Confidential Staff who have not completed training in the past 3 years
Location: W2-13

NOTE: Classified and Confidential employees are REQUIRED to complete this course once every three years. Please contact the Office of Diversity and Equity (x8039) to check the date of your last training.

This session will define sexual harassment, give examples of the different types of sexual harassment and instruct employees regarding the College's complaint procedure.

2:30pm
Event Location:
W2-13
 
General Education Update

General Education Update

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
W3-3

Audience: Faculty, Administrators
Location: W3-03
Program Description:
For two years, the Cross-Divisional Curriculum Planning Group (CDCP) and members of the Teagle Purposeful Pathways Project have been working on revising general education requirements at the College and finding meaningful ways to show how students gain and develop the essential skills associated with general education (e.g., information literacy or oral communication) in both foundational and program courses. More than one hundred faculty members have been part of this process to date. Please join us for an information session on what we've done so far, what our next steps are, and how you can be part of this important and challenging collaborative work.

2:30pm
Event Location:
W3-3
 
Assessment Tuesday: Setting Benchmarks to Yield Actual Results

Assessment Tuesday: Setting Benchmarks to Yield Actual Results

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Event Location: 
The Klein Cube (P2-03)

Presenters: Teresa Frizell, Elizabeth Gordon
Audience: Faculty, Administrators
Location: Klein Cube, P2-3
Learning Goals:
Participants will be able to identify 10 types of benchmarks and appropriate applications for each. Participants will be able to use samples of student work and previous assessment results to inform their understanding of appropriate benchmark levels.

Program Description:
In this interactive session, learn how to identify which types of benchmarks are best to help you answer your assessment questions, strategies for selecting benchmarks, and tools for analyzing past assessment data to find the benchmark “sweet spot.”

3:15pm
Event Location:
The Klein Cube (P2-03)
 
Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Administrators

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Administrators

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
W2-13

Presenter: Si Brown
Audience: Administrators who have not completed training in the past 3 years
Location: W2-13

NOTE: Administrative employees are REQUIRED to complete this course once every three years. Please contact the Office of Diversity and Equity (x8039) to check the date of your last training.

This session will define sexual harassment, give examples of the different types of sexual harassment and instruct employees regarding the College's complaint procedure.

9:00am
Event Location:
W2-13
 
A Teacher’s Prevention Guide to Violent Extremism

A Teacher’s Prevention Guide to Violent Extremism

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Event Location: 
W2-47

Presenter: Randy Merced
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W2-47
Learning Goals:
After this session, participants will be able to:

  1.  Act effectively and responsibly during the conversation
  2.  Expressing oneself and self-confidence and address conflict positively
  3.  Develop a motivation and willingness to take necessary action
  4.  Listen with respect to different points of view, express one’s own opinion, and evaluate both sides of an argument

Program Description:
One of the most important skills an instructor can possess is the ability to recognize and use “teachable moments” to develop a safe and trusting environment. It is the ideal time to teach an important lesson. Teachable moments can happen almost anywhere and anytime: on the way to the college, in the open spaces, in the school cafeteria, and in the classroom. 

Violent extremism and the underlying forces of radicalization are among the most pervasive challenges of our time. While violent extremism is not confined to any age, sex, group or community, young people are particularly vulnerable to the messages of violent extremists and terrorist organizations.

This seminar will focus on teaching about the impact of violent extremism as well as encouraging open discussions about its prevention is not just to mitigate its immediate impact. Violent extremism concerns, first and foremost, the violation of basic universal values, such as human rights, non-violence and non-discrimination. Prevention measures involve, among others, teaching students positive values and helping them build resilient minds to counter extremist narratives and influences to which they can be exposed, even if they seem, for now, not to be affected by the phenomenon.

9:00am
Event Location:
W2-47
 
It Takes a Village: Helping our Pregnant and Newly Post-Partum Students Beat the Odds to a College Degree

It Takes a Village: Helping our Pregnant and Newly Post-Partum Students Beat the Odds to a College Degree

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
W3-3

Presenter: Natalie Fein
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W3-03
Learning Goals:
Participants will:

  1. Review facts and figures that demonstrate pregnant and new parents are an underserved/at-risk group
  2. Review CCP Policies and Procedures that may present challenges for this group
  3. Review Mental Health Challenges during and after pregnancy
  4. Review of schools with best practices for this group

Program Description:

Did you know 4.8 million (26%) undergraduate students are raising children but less than 1 in 10 complete a bachelor’s degree within 6 years? Certain conditions related to pregnancy and post-pregnancy may require the involvement of multiple college departments to ensure Title IX compliance and student success. Pregnant and Post-Partum students have many challenges to deal with including childcare, scheduling, physical and mental health challenges all of which can affect academic success and persistence. Participants will gain a better understanding of this underserved population, best practices, resources, Title IX implications and be ready to advocate for improved policies, procedures, and practices at CCP.

 

9:00am
Event Location:
W3-3
 
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
B2-8

(Note: This on-line, self-paced program will take 3+ hours to complete. Faculty members who do not complete the program during the scheduled session can finish the training at home or in their offices. Upon submission of a Certificate of Completion, adjuncts will receive pay for 4 hours.)

Presenter: Human Resources Staff
Audience: Faculty, Staff and Administrators
Location:  B2-08
Program Description:

In accordance with the College’s Child Abuse Reporting Policy (Policy #162) and the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law, any College employee who may come in contact with children in the course of employment at the College has a mandatory obligation to report child abuse which the employee knows about, sees, or has reasonable cause to suspect. The online training course, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania, will give employees information regarding how to recognize and report child abuse in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. The online course is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and takes three to four hours to complete.  A member of the Human Resources department staff will be available to assist you during this time. 
College employees who were previously notified by HR concerning their obligations under the PA Child Protective Services Law are required to complete this training.  If you are unable to complete the training during this scheduled time, you must complete the training by January 31, 2019 and submit your certificate of completion to the HR department. 

9:00am
Event Location:
B2-8
 
Faculty Department Meetings

Faculty Department Meetings

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

****Allied Health General Meeting W2-12
Cardio-Respiratory Therapy W2-37
Medical Laboratory Sciences W1-16
Dental Studies W1-24
Diagnostic Medical Imaging W2-14
Dietetics W2-43
Medical Assisting W1-22
Architecture, Design and Construction W2-03
Art M2-32A
Biology W4-12
**Business Administration W2-48
Chemistry W4-51
*Computer Technologies C3-14
English S2-03
Foreign Languages S2-08
Foundational Mathematics W3-05
History Philosophy and Religious Studies M3-08
Learning Lab SACC B1-28E
Library L1-09A
Mathematics BR-43
Music M2-08
Nursing W2-17
Photographic Imaging B1-11
Physics W4-23
Psychology, Education and Human Services W2-42
Social Sciences BR-30
*The Computer Technologies Department will have a meeting from 10:30am – 5pm in CBI C3-14.
**Business Administration Department Meeting 10:30am-12:00pm in W2-48
*** Psychology, Education and Human Services 9:30am – 11:45am in W2-42
****Allied Health General Meeting in 8:00am – 12:30pm in W2-12
9:30am
Event Location:
 
Diversity Certificate Program Seminar: I'm more than just a label: clarifying misconceptions about what it means to be Muslim

Presenter: Sajeda Virji
Location: W2-13

Program Description:
My gender gives me a label, my headscarf gives me another, but I’m more than just those labels. There have been plenty of challenges along my journey of being a visible Muslim woman, but they’ve never made me question my decision – they’ve only made me more proud and secure in my identity.

My story is like other Muslim women, and like those women, we’re perfectly fine with being asked questions about our faith and culture, because our stories provide us with the opportunity to have discussions and dialogues that build friendships and communities. And now more than ever, in a time when there are so many misconceptions about being Muslim, there is so much beauty, opportunity and similarity in a world that offers understanding – if only we have those conversations.

Through a dialogue, this session will leave participants with a greater understanding of what it means to be Muslim in such a polarizing world, because despite the struggles in the last few years especially, this Muslim is here to tell you that it truly has never been ‘cooler’ to be Muslim than it is now.

12:00pm
Event Location:
W2-13
 
Division of Strategic Initiatives All-Hands Meeting

Division of Strategic Initiatives All-Hands Meeting

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Event Location: 
W2-47

Presenter: Sue Hauck
Audience: Faculty, Staff and Administrators who report to the Division of Strategic Initiatives
Location: W2-47

Program Description:
The Strategic Initiatives all staff meeting will focus on technology within the division.  Come prepared to discuss what’s new, a favorite, or frustrating technology in your area:  for example, Canvas, Destiny One, AEFIS, Tableau, online training platforms.  How do these technologies fit within your area goals and College initiatives?

 

1:00pm
Event Location:
W2-47
 
Zoom: Bring the Outside World into Your Classroom

Zoom: Bring the Outside World into Your Classroom

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Event Location: 
Department of Online Learning and Academic Computing (B2-26)

Presenter: Kelvin Veale
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: B2-26 Conference Room
Learning Goals:

  1. Scheduling and Managing Zoom meeting
  2. Utilizing video conference toolbar
  3. Reviewing Zoom and Canvas integration
  4. Reviewing Zoom and Outlook 365 integration

Program Description:
This session will cover how to use Zoom as an instructional tool. Participant will learn how to schedule meetings, share content, create virtual breakout rooms, chat, and create polls using Zoom.

 

2:30pm
Event Location:
Department of Online Learning and Academic Computing (B2-26)
 
Connecting with Career Connections: “Enhancing the Student Experience”

Connecting with Career Connections: “Enhancing the Student Experience”

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Event Location: 
C1-15

Presenter: Ayanna Washington
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: C1-15
Program Description:
Come to this informative presentation and learn how our office can partner and collaborate with you so that we collectively continue to be the champions for our students while enhancing their college to career journey through our three new single sign-on software platforms, new career-ready workshops and internal and external partnerships and more importantly, how you can join in on the fun!

2:30pm
Event Location:
C1-15
 
The New Career and Advanced Technology Center at the West Regional Center

The New Career and Advanced Technology Center at the West Regional Center

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
B1-7

Presenters: Carol de Fries, Pam Carter, Richard Saxton
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: B1-07

Program Description:
The College is embarking on a major construction project at the West Regional Center site to develop a state of the art facility at 48th and Market focused on career and advanced technology programs. The building will be anchored with an expanded automotive technology program and will include Workforce Development programs such as, advanced manufacturing, health care and other innovative technologies important to Philadelphia's economic development. This is an exciting project that exemplifies the College's commitment to workforce development, career readiness and student success, embedded in the College's 2025 strategic plan. The presentation will showcase the design and programmatic concepts of the facility.

2:30pm
Event Location:
B1-7
 
Working with Our Students’ Multilingual Wealth

Working with Our Students’ Multilingual Wealth

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
W3-3

Presenter: Talar Kaloustian
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W3-03
Learning Goals
After this session, participants will:

  1. Have a fuller understanding of the complex processes underlying second language acquisition
  2. Gain insight into their own assumptions about language
  3. Develop a heightened sense of awareness of their language use, particularly with non-native English speakers; and
  4. Come out of the session with some practical tips on how to communicate with our non-native English speakers in a way that empowers the students

Program Description:
This session proposes to introduce the many different languages that our students at CCP speak, and provide the audience with a taste of fascinating linguistic features so different from the English language. The session would be organized as follows:

  1. Have the audience play a language game, where they have to guess what language is presented to them
  2. Present a list of the languages that our students speak
  3. Focus on the lesser known languages and introduce linguistic features that English does not carry (and in the process, learn a few new words in different languages!)
  4. Come out of the session with a deeper sense of what our students experience in their very different linguistic environment at CCP/in Philadelphia
2:30pm
Event Location:
W3-3
 
Starfish: Connecting the Campus for Student Success

Starfish: Connecting the Campus for Student Success

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
The Klein Cube (P2-03)

Presenters: Lynne Sutherland, Deidre Garrity-Benjamin, Melissa Altman-Traub, Geneve Dupuy, Danyelle Watson-Young, Latoya Langston, Maddie Ciaudelli
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: Klein Cube, P2-3
Learning Goals:
Participants will learn about the growth of Starfish Connect, the College's academic early alert system, since its launch in 2015. They will learn about the various features of Starfish Connect currently being used at the College. Participants will also have an opportunity to hear about the use of Starfish Connect by users in different roles at the College.

Program Description:
The College's academic early alert system, Starfish Connect, was launched in 2015. This session will provide an overview of the growth of the system across the past 4 years and what the College has learned about utilizing this system as an aid to student success. Special features currently being used in Starfish will be highlighted. Starfish Connect is more than just an academic early alert system but is also used at the College to document student contact with various campus resources such as Advising and Counseling. It is a technological solution that allows touchpoints with students at various points of the semester. It connects students, faculty and student support staff in important ways that can increase student success. The session includes a panel of faculty, student support staff and students who will share their experiences with Starfish Connect and discuss what they have found to be the benefits of the system.

2:30pm
Event Location:
The Klein Cube (P2-03)
 
Canvas Tips and Tricks to Save Time and Improve Student Success

Canvas Tips and Tricks to Save Time and Improve Student Success

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Event Location: 
W2-47

Presenter: Laurence Liss
Audience: Faculty
Location: W2-47

Learning Goals:
We will explore effective use of Canvas features to engage with students, provide better feedback about grades, and communicate with students. We will also look at time saving tricks and features of Canvas that help streamline a course and ensure that it runs smoothly.

Program Description:
A similar session ran last year to a packed room. In this session, we'll review some of the best Canvas features, tips, and tricks to help run your classes smoothly. Importantly, we'll look at the Canvas features from the student point of view so you know how to guide students to resources that help them engage with you. We'll look at how to structure quizzes, exams, assignments and manage grades and bulk communications. Everyone, from the novice to the experienced Canvas user, will come away with some useful skills to help manage both online and face-to-face classes and improve student outcomes.

2:30pm
Event Location:
W2-47
 
Update on the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Application

Update on the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Application

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
W3-2

Presenters: Michelle Lopez, Pamela Horn
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W3-02
Learning Goals:

  1. Learn more about the work of the Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership and the College's community engagement achievements.
  2. Hear about service learning at the College and the results from our College-wide community engagement self-study
  3. Hear about upcoming service opportunities in the 2019-2020 Academic Year and how you can get involved

Program Description:
The Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership submitted the College’s application for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in April 2019. To prepare for the submission, the Institute reached out to departments and divisions throughout the college to collect pieces of the College’s community engagement story to share with the Carnegie committee. Now we are pleased to share that story with you! Make sure to stop by to celebrate the incredible service accomplishments that the College faculty and staff have achieved throughout the community. We may even shout out your name! And stay to hear about future service initiatives and opportunities and discuss the future of service learning at the College. 

3:00pm
Event Location:
W3-2
 
Faculty & Staff Federation Open House

Faculty & Staff Federation Open House

Thursday, August 29, 2019 (All day)

Audience: Faculty, Staff
Location: BR-63
Program Description:
Stop by the Federation office to chat and have snacks.

(All day)
 
 
Managing your Finances for Grants’ Participants

Managing your Finances for Grants’ Participants

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Event Location: 
B2-23

Presenter: Maryna Dziubynska
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: B2-23
Learning Goals:
After this session, participants will be familiar with:
Documents to process the expenses, grants budgets and adjustments, FOAPAL and Banner Self-Service

Program Description:
Controller’s Office Special Funds’ Accounting team invites all grant personnel responsible for financial-related tasks to take a look at the accounting side of the grant financial administration. We will cover the budget management, relation of the budget to a chart of accounts, properly coding of the expenses, team roles, documents necessary to make a charge depending on the type of charge and document flow. If you are new to grants or the foundation or just want a refresher on the basic grant / foundation accounting processes at the college, please attend this seminar. 

In addition, we will walk you through Banner Self-Service to keep control of the finances:

Do you want to find out if your check request was paid? Is your grant under spending? You can find the answers in Banner Self-Service! It is on-line. It is real-time. Grant participants responsible for tracking expenses should definitely master it. Come to this session to learn how to use Banner Self-Service, read it and export information for analysis. Discover Banner “Secret language” and you will not need Controller’s Office to answer your questions.

9:00am
Event Location:
B2-23
 
Shiny New Technologies on the Higher Ed Horizon

Shiny New Technologies on the Higher Ed Horizon

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Presenter: Sue Hauck
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: BR-67
Learning Goals:

  1.  Be able to list three new technologies in higher education
  2.  Be able to describe how one new technology is used in higher education

Program Description:
This session will focus on demystifying newer and emerging technologies in higher ed: what they are, how they are being used, and what the forecast is for growth. Included will be artificial intelligence (both general and narrow), XR/AR/VR (Extended Reality/Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality), and Blockchain. If there are particular technologies you are interested in (Adaptive learning? Gaming?) come and join the discussion.

9:45am
Event Location:
 
The Screening and Selection of Diverse Faculty

The Screening and Selection of Diverse Faculty

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Event Location: 
W2-13

Presenter: Si Brown
Audience: Faculty Hiring Committee Members
Location: W2-13
Program Description:
This workshop will discuss barriers to diversifying faculty and provide tips to prevent them.  It will address the keys to successful selection of diverse faculty and explore conscious attempts to avoid unconscious bias during the search process.

10:00am
Event Location:
W2-13
 
Dual Enrollment: Learn about CCP’s Programs and Teaching Strategies!

Dual Enrollment: Learn about CCP’s Programs and Teaching Strategies!

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Event Location: 
W2-42

Presenters: Melissa Altman-Traub, Cindy LeGree
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W2-42

Learning Goals:

  1. List features of dual enrollment programs at CCP
  2. Explain factors affecting adolescent students' learning
  3. Discuss effective teaching strategies for these students

Program Description:
Learn more about the College's many dual enrollment programs and the benefits and challenges students face. We will discuss adolescent cognitive development and research about teaching strategies to help students succeed. Interested attendees can also join the fall Dual Enrollment Learning Community.

10:30am
Event Location:
W2-42
 
Phishing Scams - What You Need to Know to Protect Personal and College Information

Phishing Scams - What You Need to Know to Protect Personal and College Information

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Event Location: 
B2-31

Presenter: Jody Bauer
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: B2-31

Learning Goal
Information Security

Program Description:
Phishing scams have become increasingly prevalent.  Once your information is hacked even with credit monitoring services it is hard to protect yourself.  This session will alert you to the common forms of phishing scams, what to be aware of, and what to do if you believe your information has been compromised. Discussion will include best practices to ensure that your information and the College's information remains secure.

10:30am
Event Location:
B2-31
 
21st Annual Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society Week Planning Meeting

21st Annual Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society Week Planning Meeting

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
B1-7

Presenters: Deirdre Garrity-Benjamin, William Love
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: B1-07

Learning Goal:
The objective of this meeting is to compile ideas and suggestions for the 21st Annual Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society Week.

Program Description:
Come share your plans and ideas for the 21st Annual Law and Society Week. This week will take place February 24th through February 28th, 2020. All suggestions and ideas welcome. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to dgarritybenjamin@ccp.edu if you will be attending the planning meeting, so we are sure we will have enough food.

11:00am
Event Location:
B1-7
 
Dissertation Blues

Dissertation Blues

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Event Location: 
B1-8

Presenters: Aubria Nance, Franne McNeal
Audience: Faculty, Staff Administrators
Location: B1-08

Learning Goals:
Participants will: 
1. Gain an understanding of the IRD process at the college
2. Become more aware of the supports that exist within the college for their graduate study
3. Acquire knowledge about different graduate programs in the area

Program Description:
This group is for Staff, Administrators and Faculty at the Community College of Philadelphia whom are or planning to pursue terminal degrees. This group is a place for support and knowledge sharing. Each of our journeys is different, but many of our struggles are the same. No-one can do this alone, and if we can support each other in this process, the outcome will benefit all of us individually and CCP collectively. We will also discuss the IRB process for CCP and various Graduate Programs in the area.

11:30am
Event Location:
B1-8
 
4IT Support: Password Reset

4IT Support: Password Reset

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm
Event Location: 
B2-31

Presenters: Bill Bromley, Kenny Schwartz
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: B2-31

Program Description:
Information Technology Services is implementing a new Password Management System.  This system will allow you to reset forgotten, expiring or expired passwords. Stop in to view a demo and to ask any questions you may have about this new system.

11:45am
Event Location:
B2-31
 
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Location: 
B2-8

(Note: This on-line, self-paced program will take 3+ hours to complete. Faculty members who do not complete the program during the scheduled session can finish the training at home or in their offices. Upon submission of a Certificate of Completion, adjuncts will receive pay for 4 hours.) 

Presenter: Human Resources Staff
Audience: Faculty, Staff and Administrators

Location: B2-08

Program Description

In accordance with the College’s Child Abuse Reporting Policy (Policy #162) and the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law, any College employee who may come in contact with children in the course of employment at the College has a mandatory obligation to report child abuse which the employee knows about, sees, or has reasonable cause to suspect. The online training course, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania, will give employees information regarding how to recognize and report child abuse in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. The online course is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and takes three to four hours to complete.  A member of the Human Resources department staff will be available to assist you during this time. 

College employees who were previously notified by HR concerning their obligations under the PA Child Protective Services Law are required to complete this training.  If you are unable to complete the training during this scheduled time, you must complete the training by January 31, 2019 and submit your certificate of completion to the HR department. 

12:00pm
Event Location:
B2-8
 
Black Scholar Mentorship Program

Black Scholar Mentorship Program

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
W2-42

Presenters: Aubria Nance, Derrick Perkins, Fred Dukes
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W2-42
Learning Goals:
During this session, participants will:
1. Learn about the Black Scholars Mentorship program
2. Gain an awareness of issues faced by first generation black students
3. Learn about their role as a mentor for the Black Scholars Mentorship Program

Program Description:
This Fall a new program is being developed to help new first generation black students have more successful retention and completion outcomes. We are requesting faculty and staff of color to serve as mentors for this first class of students. During this workshop, you will learn about the requirements and responsibilities of a mentor and the goals of the program. We will also review the technology that will assist in helping track the students that are participating in the program.

1:00pm
Event Location:
W2-42
 
SMART Board & Cleartouch Overview

SMART Board & Cleartouch Overview

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Event Location: 
Department of Online Learning and Academic Computing (B2-26)

Presenter: Kelvin Veale
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: B2-26 Conference Room
Learning Goal:
Participants will learn to utilize the instructional concepts for Smartboard and Cleartouch displays.
Program Description:
Participants will be provided an overview on how to use the functions of the SMART Board & Clear Touch Monitors.

 

1:15pm
Event Location:
Department of Online Learning and Academic Computing (B2-26)
 
Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Event Location: 
W2-13

Presenter: Si Brown
Audience: Faculty who have not completed training in the past 3 years

Location: W2-13

NOTE: Faculty members are REQUIRED to complete this course once every three years. Please contact the Office of Diversity and Equity (x8039) to check the date of your last training.

This session will define sexual harassment, give examples of the different types of sexual harassment and instruct employees regarding the College's complaint procedure.

1:15pm
Event Location:
W2-13
 
Active Reading Workshop

Active Reading Workshop

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
B1-7

Presenter: Sarah Maguire
Audience: Staff, Faculty, Administrators
Location: B1-07

Program Description:
The Division of Access and Community Engagement, in partnership with the Free of Library of Philadelphia, presents an Active Reading Workshop to any parents, guardians, or caretakers who read with young children! These workshops teach powerful and evidence based techniques to engage both parent and child in reading and enhance the child’s outcomes. Each participant exits the workshop with several specific strategies to enhance the reading experience as well as two free books to add to the child’s home library! Lunch included.

 

1:30pm
Event Location:
B1-7
 
Workforce and Economic Development: Exploring our Training Opportunities

Workforce and Economic Development: Exploring our Training Opportunities

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
W3-3

Presenter: Bryan Burns
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W3-03
Learning Goals:
1. Participants will learn about the role and scope of the Division of Workforce and Economic Opportunity in the College and broader community.
2. Participants will learn action steps they can take to instruct upcoming credit and non-credit opportunities.

Program Description:
This informative, interactive session will introduce faculty and staff to the Division of Workforce and Economic Innovation (WEI) and the ways that we are expanding our reach to serve the region's business community. In addition, you will learn how to take advantage of opportunities available to you by partnering with Corporate Solutions: teaching credit classes and non-credit workshops; piloting unique and innovative programs; working with Philadelphia’s business, non-profit, and political leaders.

2:30pm
Event Location:
W3-3
 
Extreme Makeover: Advising Edition

Extreme Makeover: Advising Edition

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Event Location: 
W3-2

Presenters: Maddie Ciaudelli, Stephanie Graves, Kathryn Birster, Kim Harris
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Location: W3-02

Learning Goals:
Participants will learn about the history of Academic Advising at CCP, who we are and what we do, ways to engage with our department and take advantage of our services, and ways to refresh their advising knowledge and stay up to date.  

Program Description:
This presentation will tell the renovation story of Academic Advising at CCP.  In 2016, as part of CCP’s Guided Pathways initiative, seven full-time advisors were hired in order to create a new Department of Academic Advising. Learn how the advisors have created a growing department that serves students and the college community. Come help us “Move That Bus!” to see the progress we have made and how you can take advantage of the services we offer.

2:45pm
Event Location:
W3-2