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October 2017

Doing More Together, Harper’s 50th Anniversary Giving Back Initiative

October 23

October 23 – October 27 Here's your opportunity to thank our community for 50 years of support. There are two elements to the program: off-campus activities and on-campus activities. The off-campus activities will take place at in-district schools and will not exceed 4 hours; transportation provided. The on-campus activities are designed to allow faculty and staff to participate in ½ hour or one-hour time increments, depending on their schedule and departmental staffing needs. Deadline to sign up: October 13, 2017…

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Mindfulness Sitting

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Building D, Room D269

A restful 30 minutes of peaceful silence for faculty, staff, and students. This drop-in sitting will include verbal instructions for those new to mindfulness. No registration required. Release time is available. Please check with your supervisor. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a term coined by scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn to describe a state of non-judgmental present awareness that can be calming to our body and mind. For more information, see this video. For additional information, contact Michele Decanio, ext. 6266.

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Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Building D, Room D156

Perhaps you heard the buzz – last year’s Diversity & Inclusion Workshops were a hit. If you weren’t able to participate last year, we are offering seven more sessions for Fall 2017. What can you expect? In the words of your colleagues: “I gained an understanding of how behaviors, intentionally or not, can (have an) impact on decisions, organizations or even educational institutions.” “I recognize many of the privileges I enjoy and have a responsibility to work towards fairness.” “It…

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Creating an Accessible Learning Environment for Students with Disabilities

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Building D, Room D269

Graduate Equivalency Course (GEC) Format: Blended (online and face-to-face) Dates: September 18, 2017 – November 10, 2017 Face-to-face meetings: Thursdays, September 21, September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26, November 9 (no meeting on November 2) GECs: 3 Instructor: Pascuala Herrera, ADS and Student Development View Syllabus Fee: No cost. Registration Closed (Registration Deadline: September 5, 2017)

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Making an Impact with Collaborative Learning (Part 1)

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Building D, Room D242

Considered by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as a “high-impact teaching practice” (positively associated with student learning and retention), collaborative learning will kick face-to-face and online classroom activities and assignments into high gear. This two-part workshop will provide innovative examples of collaboration in the traditional and online classrooms, hands-on experience with different collaborative learning activities and methods, and a forum to propose and receive feedback on collaborative learning ideas for your own classroom. Instructor: Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design…

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Academy for Teaching Excellence Workshop Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Academy for Teaching Excellence may have to cancel a workshop due to circumstances beyond our control. With the exception of instructor illness and inclement weather, the decision to cancel a workshop will be made 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of the workshop. In the event of a cancellation, the Academy will make every effort to notify registered participants via their Harper College email account. If you have a concern about a workshop you have registered for being cancelled, please contact academy@harpercollege.edu or call 847.925.6174.