The Tuesday Times
The Voice of the Fine Arts, Kinesiology, Athletics & Communication Divisions at Foothill College

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”
...Charles Bukowski

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Volume XVIII, Number 3

Painting The Smithwick
Just in time for Opening Day, we are painting the Smithwick!  As a result, the parking lot is now a war zone of sorts.  It would be in your best interest to park elsewhere until the project is complete.
We will post rosters in your Fall Quarter Etudes course sites Thursday morning, Sept. 18th. Check this roster to be sure that your Etudes course site has been set up the way that you want. For Roster instructions, see
At that time, students will be able to log in to your Etudes course site if it is PUBLISHED. If you do NOT want students logging until you are ready next week, please be sure that your Etudes course site is UNPUBLISHED.

See instructions for How to Publish or Unpublish at
Your Welcome Message to Students

Please consider sending a "Welcome" message to your enrolled students BEFORE the Fall Quarter starts to let them know WHEN you expect them to log into your Etudes course site for the first time.

See a sample Student Welcome message ( that you may want to customize.
In your Welcome message, let your students know your specific attendance requirements (what they need to do and when they need to do it) in order to avoid being dropped for non-attendance.

You should also post your welcome message as an announcement so student you add (if you are adding students) see it as well.

Please let your Fall Quarter students know that they can chose to attend one of two (free) sessions of the Etudes Orientation for Students on campus -
Tuesday, September 23 at 12:30 - 2 pm in Room 4305

Wednesday, September 24 at 3:00 - 4:30 pm in Room 4305
Students with no time to attend one of the on-campus orientation session are invited to view the online video version: Video Etudes orientation at

District & Foothill Opening Days THIS WEEK
District Opening Day - Thursday, 8:30 AM, Flint Center
Foothill Opening Day - Friday, 8:45 AM, Smithwick Theatre.

Fine Arts & Communication Division Meeting: Thursday, 1PM, 1401
Kinesiology & Athletics Division Meeting: Friday, 7AM, 2831.

Fall Professional Development Opportunities
2014 Fall Professional Development opportunities - Register NOW!

For details and to register, visit our PD Registration Calendar at -

Accessibility Bootcamp - Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 1 - 4 pm in Room 6403 (Baker)

Professional Development Day: Authentic Assessment - Friday, Oct. 3 at 9 am to 12 pm, Room 5502

Turnitin: Minimize Cheating - Friday. Oct. 17 at 2:00 to 3:30 PM in Room 8401 (Baker)

VoiceThread Basics - Friday, Oct. 24 at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM in Room 8401 (Gomes)

Emerging Ed Tech - Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 - 11 AM in Room 5502 (Gomes)

Paid Office Hour Forms Are Due
Part Time faculty who wish to take advantage of the paid office hour program need to submit their form immediately.  The form is on the same page as your contract.  You can print it, sign it and scan it, then send as an email attachment if you like.  Note: a blurry photo from a cellphone camera is not a scan. 
Got Keys?
Have questions?  Need keys?  Lights don't work?  Phone has disappeared from your office?  Email me at 

Got An Item?
Are you performing or exhibiting somewhere? Giving a presentation? I'll be happy to put it in the TT! Items run once, so try to send it to me the week before your event.