The Monday Morning Memo
The Voice of the Fine Arts, Kinesiology & Communication Division at Foothill College
"Paris is always a good idea."...Audrey Hepburn
Monday, September 28, 2015, Volume XIX, Number 5
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Be Sure Your Students Are Enrolled!
This week, make absolutely sure everyone sitting in your classroom is actually enrolled. Waitlisted is not enrolled. Having an add code is not enrolled. They have to be on your roster, found in your portal under the faculty tab. In some cases, they are dropped for non-payment, but continue to sit in class (don't ask me how that works...). The census is next Monday, October 5, so be sure your students are enrolled and participating this week.
If they are not attending, or not participating in the class, please speak with them personally or send them an email letting them know they will be dropped if they do not attend and participate. International students, in particular, may not understand this, then will plead to be reinstated so they have enough units to stay in the US. Thanks for your attention to this most important detail!
RSVP Now: Fall 2015 Professional Development Day
You are invited to attend the 2015 Fall Professional Development Day: Innovative Pedagogy, taking place on Friday, October 9 from 8 am – 1:20 pm in Room 8402. Please register at http://bit.ly/foothill_oct9 .
8:00-8:30 Coffee & Greeting
8:30-9:30 Keynote Address - Model Teaching Skills: How to Build Teacher Immediacy, Rapport, and Working Alliance with Students Aaron, Richmond, PhD
9:40-10:40 How to Construct a Model Syllabus: A Focus on Student-Centered and Universal Design For Learning
Aaron Richmond, PhD
Creating Accessible PDF's: A Hand's On Workshop
Paula Schales, Foothill College Technology Training Specialist
10: 50 - 11:50 Creating Engaging Screencast Videos with Camtasia
Ben Stefonik, Psychology Instructor
Strategies and Examples of How to “Flip” Your Class
Lori Silverman, Mathematics Instructor Ted Stotler, Business Instructor
11:50 - 12:20 LUNCH
12:20 - 1:20 Alternatives to reading the syllabus ~ an engaging, active first day of class
Amy Edwards, Biology Instructor
Karen Erickson, Biology Instructor
No MMM Next Week
I will be out of town next week on college business, so there won't be a MMM until Monday, October 12. While I'm gone, Dean Paul Starer in Language Arts will be covering for me for signatures, etc. I will be available via email, but won't have any access to voicemail.
Got An Item?Are you competing, performing or exhibiting somewhere? Giving a presentation? I'll be happy to put it in the MMM! Items run once, so try to send it to me the week before your event.