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

"Baseball Is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical"
...Yogi Berra

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Volume XVIII, Number I

Welcome Back!
Welcome to Fall Quarter in all the divisions I am lucky enough to serve as Dean :-)  To our new colleagues in Kinesiology & Athletics, this is our weekly newsletter that keeps you up to date on official business of the College and District, as well as happenings both areas.  If you have something to advertise, please email me with the information and I will try to get it posted for you.

Our first order of business is Opening Day and our division meetings.  This is the last quarter we will be having separate division meetings as I hate meetings more than you do (I have been to more because of my 25 years of service to this august institution, and I go to more because of my situation as Dean of the East Side of the Campus).  The Fine Arts Faculty can attest to my penchant for brevity at these meetings, I strive for 30 minutes unless there is something earthshattering we need to discuss.

Here's a link to all the festivities: 

Fine Arts & Communication meets in 1401 on Thursday, September 18 at 1PM.
Kinesiology & Athletics meets in 2831 on Friday, September 19 at 7:00 AM

These meetings are required for all Full Time Faculty, and highly recommended for Adjunct Faculty.

Contracts In Your Portal May Need To Be Accepted Again
Thank you for for accepting your contract in a timely fashion.  Due to lab loads being renogotiated by FA and the District, you will probably need to accept your overload and part time contracts again.  The good news is, the loads are higher, which means you will be compensated at a higher rate! 

In order to accept your contract(s), log into your portal, then select Faculty>My Contract.

Now scroll to the bottom of the page and click on

I Accept the General Terms and Conditions of Employment
and I am ready to Access my Assignment(s)

Select 2014 Fall Foothill>Go

Click the checkbox next to all of your contracts.  If your class has both lecture and lab, there will be a contract for each.  When you have finished, click on "Back To Main Menu"

Let me know if you have any questions, thanks!

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.