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Office of Professional Development

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Fall PD Week - August 31, 2020  - September, 4 2020

Watch the Fall 2020 Professional Development Week Opening Session with Dr. Sharrelle BarberCOVID-19 in Context: Racism, Segregation and Racial Inequities in Philadelphia

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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

Professional Development Week

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

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Professional Development resources for all College employees, including administrators and staff.


Office of Professional Development Events

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Conference on the Essential Skills of General Education for Assessment Tuesday

Conference on the Essential Skills of General Education for Assessment Tuesday

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: General Education Task Force Essential Skills Conference Committee Audience: Faculty 

Registration link: See Program Description 

Learning Goals 

  • Understand the definitions of Essential Skills. 
  • Establish how the Essential Skills help students achieve their academic and career goals 
  • Determine how we assess our/students’ progress in learning the skills. 
  • Demonstrate how we teach and assess Essential Skills in general education courses. 
  • Demonstrate how we build on, develop, and assess Essential skills in program courses. 

Program Description

During the past two years or so, the Cross Divisional Curriculum Planning (CDCP) group along with the General Education Task Force (GETF) have been working on revising general education, which includes drafting and finalizing the General Education Essential Skills. Part of this has been in response to Middle States’ proposal that that colleges examine General Education based on Essential Skills rather than disciplines. As a culmination of this effort, the six General Education Essential Skills will form the basis of our revised general education curriculum effective Fall 2021. In this series of interactive faculty led workshops, faculty will gain an understanding of the new and improved general education guidelines called Essential Skills. Faculty attending these workshops will become familiar with the six Essential Skills and how to intertwine the skills throughout their courses. In the workshops, faculty across disciplines will demonstrate projects, assessments and activities that highlight the embedded essential skills within their courses, CLOs and PLOs; demonstrate how students may connect essential skills with their lived experiences and how to apply the primary content of the course to work and life using the essential skills. 


Assessment Tuesday Full Schedule and Registration Links

9:00 – 10:20 

Opening session 

  •  Message from Sam Hirsch, Vice President, Academic and Student Success 
  •  Overview of Gen-Ed revision from Amy Birge, Coordinator of Curriculum Development 
  •  Guest speaker: Tia Brown McNair, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities 

https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvfuqupzkoE9LztFWhKlq8gMm5fysPitxt 

10:30 – 11:50 

AM Concurrent Sessions 

12:00 – 1:00 

Lunch Break 

1:00 – 2:20 

Registration: 

 

PM Concurrent Sessions 

2:30 – 4:00 

  • Closing Session: panel discussion by Course Review Members 
  •  Feedback 

https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdOiprD8sH9H4h-xJh8Jil7c6R3FiyltY 

More than 100 faculty have participated in this general education work so far. Please join us and share your insights and experiences.

9:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program for Classified/Confidential Employees

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program for Classified/Confidential Employees

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Leila Lawrence

Audience: Classified and Confidential Staff 

Registration contact:  

Program Description 

Employees must register to . This session will define sexual harassment, give examples of the different types of sexual harassment and instruct employees regarding the College's complaint procedure. Link to join this session: https://ccp.zoom.us/j/92417312736 

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

9:30am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Better Smartphone Photography

Better Smartphone Photography

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 10:45am to 11:45am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Elizabeth Field

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdeyrpj4qEtXrxcZga6l-PdNvc5D2aVW2 

Learning Goals 

  • - Improve your overall smartphone photography and video skills. 
  • - Create better looking photos and videos. 
  • - Learn editing skills. 
  • - Learn how to handle and share your photo and video assets with your friends, family, and Social Media. 

Program Description 

Participants will learn the dos and don'ts of lighting and composition. Participants will learn how to edit and enhance their images directly on their phones with in-phone editing options as well as with available editing apps. Participants will learn how to share and transfer their images at the proper size for their intended use.

10:45am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Zoom Web-Conferencing

Zoom Web-Conferencing

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 10:45am to 11:45am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Kelvin Veale

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvc-itqTMqHt1LHiRPEOqbtky8gZURTPQC 

Learning Goals 

  • - Scheduling and Managing Zoom meeting 
  • - Utilizing video conference toolbar 
  • - Reviewing Zoom and Canvas integration 
  • - Reviewing Zoom and Outlook 365 integration 

Program Description 

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

10:45am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Skillsoft: Percipio Training

Skillsoft: Percipio Training

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 10:45am to 11:45am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Roger Miller

Audience: FT Faculty, FT Staff, FT Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUodeqrrDMjGdbvkhcGcHfbzsg-25cVA9Vs 

Learning Goals:

Learn about Percipio, an online interactive open learning platform with content curated across over 500 channels.

Program Description: 

Have you used Google, Netflix or Amazon? Then you know how important your user experience is. Join us for an interactive session to learn more about Percipio, an immersive learning platform that enables you to curate your own content and take control of your Skillsoft learning journey.

10:45am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
STAY CONNECTED! Bridging the Gap Between College and Employment for Students

STAY CONNECTED! Bridging the Gap Between College and Employment for Students

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Ayanna Washington, Nick Miller

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdOytpjIvHdGi-JrjWMEPqneNK3GWnHSR 

Learning Goals 

  • Share how the Career Connections department has shifted our services remotely to support our students, faculty and employers. 
  • Understand the Career Connections' Department services and how we can collaborate to enhance our student's career-readiness and access to employers and their job opportunities. 
  • To share our employability approach for our students with faculty and staff and discuss ways that we can collaborate to bridge the gap between the College and employment for students. 
  • To share what skills employers are looking for and how we are connecting students to these opportunities. 

Program Description 

The world of work is forever changing and this year, we have experienced an unprecedented shift in how we Prepare, Empower and Connect our students to the world of work. Come learn how faculty, staff and employers are helping the Career Connections department connect our students to employers and prepare them for remote recruitment opportunities.

12:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Textbook Affordability, Accessibility & Student Success

Textbook Affordability, Accessibility & Student Success

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Derrick Sawyer, James Pallante

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAld-mtrjIvGNeKxL9r-q9IMOREXLP03k5D 

Learning Goals 

  • - Learn how to adopt textbooks using Follett Discover 
  • - Explore the various textbook options available for Students 

Program Description 

Supporting the core educational mission of student academic success is critical to the College Bookstore. Learn about the importance of timely textbook adoptions, Follett Discover, Textbook Adoption System, Digital Course Materials, Follett Price Match Program, and what other resources the bookstore has to offer.

12:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Recognizing and Responding to COVID-19 Related Trauma/PTSD within the CCP Community

Recognizing and Responding to COVID-19 Related Trauma/PTSD within the CCP Community

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Kerry Arnold, Christine Coppa, Terrilyn Hickman-Allen

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuduyhrzosGNSozWEJoBVemRH6tmfNdceV 

Learning Goals 

  • - Defining trauma and PTSD 
  • - Recognizing your own triggers in response to the COVID climate, including pre-existing ones 
  • - Developing strategies to manage your responses as well your responses to students 

Program Description 

As we prepare to return to campus, we acknowledge that many things look and feel different. Understanding the relationship between trauma and triggers, particularly in the current COVID climate, requires the ability to manage and develop new responses. This seminar will address trauma and trauma-related triggers both in response to COVID as well as pre-existing. Participants will have the opportunity to develop practical strategies for themselves and their response to students.

12:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Administrators

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Administrators

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Leila Lawrence

Audience: Administrators 

Registration contact:  

Program Description 

Employees must register to . This session will define sexual harassment, give examples of the different types of sexual harassment and instruct employees regarding the College's complaint procedure. Link to join this session: https://ccp.zoom.us/j/92015658135 

NOTE: Administrators are REQUIRED to complete this course once every three years. Please contact to check the date of your last training.

1:30pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Canvas New Feature Options

Canvas New Feature Options

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Kelvin Veale

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcuqqqzIiHNPkAVOQO0DU1btCtiv6vHKJ 

Learning Goals 

  • - Canvas Chat 
  • - Canvas Direct Share 
  • - Assignment Bulk Editing 
  • - New Rich Content Editor 

Program Description 

This session will cover new Canvas features. The participants will learn to use the following features: 

  • - Canvas chat, this feature allows real-time conversations with course users. 
  • - Direct share, this feature allows instructors to copy individual course items to another course and share individual items with other instructors. 
  • - Assignment bulk editing, instructors have the option to update due dates and availability dates for multiple assignments and assessments at one time. 
  • New Rich Content Editor, the new toolbar includes a condensed, more intuitive look. Toolbar menus are grouped by common icons and interactions. 

1:30pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Disaster Recovery Plans: Updates & Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Disaster Recovery Plans: Updates & Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Robert Lucas

Audience: Disaster Recovery Team 

Registration link: By invite only. Contact  

Learning Goals 

  • Review and discuss comments on the 2020 plan from the Cabinet and the Board of Trustees. 
  • Discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 event and how to be prepared for future pandemic events. 
  • Review potential training activities for division and department plans. 

Program Description 

After the spring and summer 2020 interruption to business and educational activities at the College due to COVID-19, we will look to find lessons learned from this event and how to be better prepared for similar events in the future. In addition, the Cabinet and the Board of Trustees are expected to review the final College Disaster Recovery Plan over the summer and there may be comments, questions and suggestions from these stakeholders who have the same interest as the leads who developed individual plans - to help ensure the safety and well being of staff and students before, during and after a business interruption, and to be prepared for the necessary recovery steps when it is appropriate to return to the campuses.

1:30pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Diversity Certificate Program: Racialized Trauma and the Student Experience

Diversity Certificate Program: Racialized Trauma and the Student Experience

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Shante Antrom

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkcO6gqTkqE9Ito_RqAfoE3ldbhoYQEK82 

Learning Goals 

Gain a greater understanding of the implications of racial trauma and its impact on the student experience, obtain valuable resources to enhance their classroom experience through cultural humility, and receive best practices for engaging students of color and reducing implicit biases in the classroom 

Program Description 

Racialized trauma experienced by students of color has deleterious implications to the learning process. Stemming from institutional racism and microaggressions, students are forced to navigate the landmines of racial oppression, slights, and invalidations as they seek to build a better life through education. Professors often are unaware of their biases and the way their statements or mannerisms impact students of color. Studies overwhelmingly argue the value of cultural humility and racial sensitivity trainings as a --- for creating culturally enriched classroom experiences and contributing to increased retention and graduation rates for students of color.

1:30pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Supporting Student Persistence Beyond the Classroom

Supporting Student Persistence Beyond the Classroom

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Melissa Bartley, Tameka Jackson, Sharon Williams

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvfuGgqDotE93Ovfugzpf85avaQBmeNj1x 

Learning Goals 

  • - Become more knowledgeable about the impact that the lack of basic needs has on student development and persistence 
  • - Learn more about how students can access various campus and community resources that can provide support and assist them during their time at CCP and beyond 
  • - Increase familiarity with Single Stop’s services 

Program Description 

Nevitt Sanford, who was a psychologist and scholar, theorized that the challenges that students will face while in college need to be met with “supports that can sufficiently tolerate the stress of the challenge itself”. For example, a student at CCP does not have book store credit and has no financial means to be able to purchase their books for the semester. This student can apply for emergency funds so that they can purchase the required books. In the Student Development and Basic Needs Seminar, Single Stop staff will discuss Sanford’s theory with specific examples of challenges that CCP students face. Staff will explain the importance of recognizing the barriers that our students deal with and how our institutional community can work together to help them overcome these barriers.

3:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Black Scholar Mentorship Program

Black Scholar Mentorship Program

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Aubria Nance, Derrick Perkins, Fred Dukes

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIucuupqTIoHN10BhgL26M_SUSuOgZOpcOw 

Learning Goals 

  • - Understand the impact the program had on first year, first generation black students 
  • - Learn how to get more involved in the program 
  • - Learn about the needs of first generation black students 
  • - Gain understanding of how to best serve the population 

Program Description 

The Black Scholars Program was developed to assist in closing achievement gaps that disproportionately effect first generation black students. Mentorship has been a well research method of helping this students gain transition to college more successfully because it gives the students a person that can directly and intentionally help them negative college. For first generation students that may not have access to information, a mentor can be a vital part of their first few weeks in college. This seminar is designed to inform the audience about the results of the Black Scholars Program which was started in Fall 2020 and deliver training for current and prospective mentors. In its first year the program had over 60 mentors sign up and 65 students participate. Our research shows that over 78% of the students in the program where retained in to the next semester. The mentors and student students reported building strong relationships and feeling that it was a positive experience. The developers of the program plan to continue the program this upcoming Fall semester.

3:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Enough is Enough: Virtual Solidarity Walk

Enough is Enough: Virtual Solidarity Walk

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

On Tuesday, September 1st at 4:00 p.m., please join Community College of Philadelphia for a virtual Solidarity Walk. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Male Engagement and the Black Studies Program. 

In memory of George Floyd we will be walking for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Feel free to walk alone or socially distanced with family or friends. Encourage others to walk in their own community as well. We encourage you to wear all Black, or CCP or Black Lives Matter paraphernalia. Scream your message by creating signs, large or small, that you can take on the walk. We invite everyone to participate in any way you can. If walking is not your preference, post a picture wearing your favorite CCP or BLM apparel and send us a message that represents your solidarity with the movement. 

Need Black Lives Matter apparel? Check out 10KSB alum, Harriet’s Bookshop at www.harriettsbookshop.com

Don’t forget to wear your mask and snap a photo or take a video. To share the video or photo, be sure to tag @CCPedu on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and use the #EnoughisEnough hashtag to be included on our webpage. 

For more information, please visit www.ccp.edu/enough.

4:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

(Note: This on-line, self-paced program will take 3+ hours to complete. Upon submission of a Certificate of Completion, adjuncts will receive pay for 4 hours.) 

Presenter: Jennifer Hagan

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpc--rqT8sHdCeOEFEuV2NDtR1LF5gd4sn 

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. Jennifer Hagan will be available during the first hour of each session to provide instruction and assist with registration. 

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 September 30, 2020 and submit your certificate of completion to the HR department.

9:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Classified Employees Bargaining Unit Meeting

Classified Employees Bargaining Unit Meeting

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Faculty & Staff Federation

Audience: Classified Staff 

Registration contact:

10:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Faculty and Staff Federation General Membership Meeting

Faculty and Staff Federation General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Faculty & Staff Federation

Audience: Faculty, Classified Staff 

Registration link:

12:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Full-Time Faculty Bargaining Unit Meeting

Full-Time Faculty Bargaining Unit Meeting

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Faculty & Staff Federation

Audience: Full-Time Faculty 

Registration link:

2:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Budget 101: Back to Basics

Budget 101: Back to Basics

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Derrick Sawyer, Tanya Stewart-Austin

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucuyhrj0vHdUWiDhF2YgQ_NTYZss2B6vv 

Learning Goals 

  • - How to review your Budget 
  • - Banner Finance Screens 
  • - Tableau DBS Report 
  • - Encumbrances 
  • - Available Balance 
  • - How to complete a Budget Adjustment 
  • - Proper use of Account Codes and Program Codes 
  • - How to process a requisition using ESM (New Procurement Tool) 

Program Description 

The Budget Office team invites all organization managers responsible for financial-related tasks to review how to manage and monitor your departmental budget properly. We will cover budget management, proper use of account codes, budget transfers, and reports available to assist in managing your budget.

2:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Part-Time/Visiting Faculty Bargaining Unit Meeting

Part-Time/Visiting Faculty Bargaining Unit Meeting

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Faculty & Staff Federation

Audience:Part-Time and Visiting Faculty

Registration link:

3:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Learning without Borders: Leveraging Technology for Creative Collaborative Outcomes

Learning without Borders: Leveraging Technology for Creative Collaborative Outcomes

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Ane Marie Kis Duryea, Carol Jewett, Shomari Weedor

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAldOygqjsvH9bDXKpQXuaCTQnu0NDuUIZX 

Learning Goals 

  • - Identifying roles of faculty, library services and technology throughout a creative process 
  • - Identification of Important and essential IDEA learning objectives, outcomes and rubrics for a video media assignment 
  • - Development of Timelines supporting students research, develop, design and production of short video 
  • - Identification, utilization of software, technology, College and Open Source, to facilitate student design throughout the semester. 

Program Description 

Allied Health faculty and Library Services facilitate research, development, design and production of a short video for Allied Health 101 Introduction to Health Professions group assignment: Cultures and Health. Presenters will share the challenges, opportunities, outcomes and student results. 

Student Learning Outcomes 

  • • Learning appropriate methods for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting virtual information 
  • • Developing knowledge and understanding of diverse perspectives, other cultures 
  • • Acquiring skills in working with others as a member of a team 
  • • Online publication of purposeful creative products 
  • • Acquiring skills in working with others as a member of a team 
  • • Online publication of purposeful creative products
3:15pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
CCP Community Impact: Get Involved through the Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership

CCP Community Impact: Get Involved through the Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Michael Miles, Michelle Lopez

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcOCvrTsjG9PSQ4Qxt04seDqxTFLm2kYc 

Learning Goals 

The goals of this workshop are to: 

  • - Present information to staff, administration, and faculty on how they can get involved in volunteering on campus, off campus and virtually! 
  • - Discuss the different service opportunities that students can get involved with, both paid and unpaid service and leadership opportunities 
  • - Brainstorm new ways in which the Institute can work with the College Community based on the audiences interests and passions! 

Program Description 

This workshop will serve as a volunteer orientation for administrators, faculty, and staff. We will cover: 

  • • An overview of the scope of work of the Institute 
  • • Introductions to staff within the Institute 
  • • Benefits of Volunteering 
  • • An overview of the Institutes’ signature volunteer opportunities and Past Events 
  • • Service Learning Opportunities 
  • • An overview of the Fall 2020 Semester of Service Schedule 
  • • An overview of the Institute’s webpage 
  • • An overview of the Pride Portal 
  • • An overview of How To Sign Up
3:15pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Critical Thinking: A Strategic Tool to Guide Your Personal and Professional Development

Critical Thinking: A Strategic Tool to Guide Your Personal and Professional Development

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Norman Raison, Pamella Raison

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link:  

Learning Goals 

  • - How to use critical thinking to break through barriers to personal development 
  • - Theories of Personal Development 
  • - Secrets of Success and Universal Laws of Success 
  • - Understanding the 48 Laws of Power and How to Use these laws to gain leverage 

Program Description 

In this course, you will find a variety of tools, topics, theories, concepts, and laws to help you maximize personal development. Each individual subject covered can work autonomously or function interdependently to build upon one another. We will cover psychology, sociology and philosophy and demonstrate how these mutually inclusive areas of knowledge can be exponentially advantageous in helping us understanding ourselves, societal conditions, and impact on an individual's personal development. 

The content and subsequent discussions are designed as an academic approach to personal development. Thus, in this context, there is no association with nor adherence to popular methods of life coaching, mentoring, or motivational-type activities. Instead the focus is on critical, outside of the box thinking by discerning the underlying factors that drive, motivate, and cause an individual to lean towards self-enhancement. 

This unique and comprehensive approach to personal development goes beyond the improvement of oneself and exposing the participant to a variety of theoretical constructs, psychological concepts, philosophical principles, and sociological theories that govern society, thereby providing the foundation for professional, social, and individual growth, understanding and development. 

The overall aim of this instructor-led and self-guided tutorial guide to critical thinking is to enable the reader to arm themselves with the underlying foundation essential to building a sustainable success strategy for personalized individual growth and personal achievement.

3:15pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Using Reflection to Bridge Metacognitive Learning with Culturally Responsive Teaching

Using Reflection to Bridge Metacognitive Learning with Culturally Responsive Teaching

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Francie Woodford

Audience: Faculty 

Registration contact:  

Learning Goals 

In this session, five reflective activities for will be presented to stimulate culturally responsive teaching through metacognition. Metacognitive reflection not only integrates the reading and writing components of learning, but also it bridges noncognitive affective needs with cognitive elements to achieve overall true integration of the whole person in learning. After the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to work in groups to design reflective activities that address metacognition in their own contexts. 

Program Description 

For the past three years, our institution has been piloting the ALP model with Freshman Composition linked to Developmental Writing, but many of us are still using an “additive approach” with discreet learning objectives in reading and writing, and we struggle to achieve true integration of learning. Metacognitive reflection is one way to bridge this gap. 

In addition, we also need strategies to address noncognitive issues based on restorative practices. We need tools for deep and integrative learning along with strategies that guide students to meet their own ends. Metacognitive reflection is culturally responsive. 

The following reflective activities have been successfully integrated into College Writing, Developmental and ESL courses to address these needs. Sample assignments and student responses will include: 

  • • Letters: Dialogue throughout the semester can be integrated into the curriculum, for instance, an opening letter (to begin the dialogue), cover letters (on every draft of an essay), peer letters (for peer review) and portfolio cover letters (reviewing one’s work over the course of the semester) 
  • • Reflections: After each essay, multi-paragraph reflections promote self-awareness of one’s own literacy processes. 
  • • Presentations: Student-led class discussions encourage self-directed learning / andragogy. 
  • • Short-essay pre-writes and blogs: Prewriting questions can encourage the use of metacognitive tools for deep and integrative learning. 
  • • Video posts and blogs: Video posts and blogging with peers can directly address analysis / reflection of one’s thinking, reading and writing processes. 
3:15pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Workforce and Economic Innovation: Exploring Our Training Opportunities

Workforce and Economic Innovation: Exploring Our Training Opportunities

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Bryan Burns

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration contact:  

Learning Goals 

  • - Participants will learn about the role and scope of the Division of Workforce and Economic Innovation in the College and broader community. 
  • - Participants will learn the action steps they can take to instruct upcoming non-credit and credit opportunities. 

Program Description 

This informative, interactive session to the Division of Workforce and Economic Innovation (WEI) and the ways 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; and working with Philadelphia's business, non-profit, and political leaders.

9:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
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, September 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Leila Lawrence

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

Registration contact:  

Program Description 

Employees must register to . This session will define sexual harassment, give examples of the different types of sexual harassment and instruct employees regarding the College's complaint procedure. Link to join this session: https://ccp.zoom.us/j/91969476877 

NOTE: Faculty members are REQUIRED to complete this course once every three years. Please contact to check the date of your last training.

9:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Using Collaborative Tools for Connecting with Faculty and Students

Using Collaborative Tools for Connecting with Faculty and Students

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Mavis Pogue

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vfuuoqD0vHtVGQgCVAJDiXx5BLGWWNrTF 

Learning Goals 

I will introduce Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, and Google Drive, Canvas Big Blue Button, and OneNote for collaborating for interacting between students, instructors and staff. 

Program Description 

The goal is to introduce instructors to using collaborative software for sharing and teaching. Faculty can use many applications for interacting with students and staff for creating activities and collaborating including offering virtual office hours. Another goal is to involve the student in the learning process to promote student-oriented learning. During this pandemic, we must strive to develop and embrace technology to preserve higher education in continuing to offer quality and life-long learning.

9:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
What Counts as Proper Academic Decorum in a Zoom Classroom?

What Counts as Proper Academic Decorum in a Zoom Classroom?

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Brian Seymour

Audience: Faculty 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udOGurj0uG9xxOfI_b4462BoLI-lk-4eU 

Learning Goals 

To provide teachers the opportunity to revisit their existing attendance and classroom policies to better align with the new virtual classroom environments. 

Program Description 

This presentation will point to anticipated challenges regarding academic decorum in online course environments and suggest possible models to foster a productive learning environment.

10:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Teaching with Canvas/Aleks and/or Canvas/Pearson

Teaching with Canvas/Aleks and/or Canvas/Pearson

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Cynthia Paul, Yusefa Smith, Abbey Auxter, Ashley Clark

Audience: Faculty 

Registration contact:  

Learning Goals 

Teaching Online FNMT Courses 

Program Description 

Better Prepare Instructors to efficiently LMS: 

  1. Canvas 
  2. Aleks 
  3. Pearson
10:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Demystifying Design with Angela and Sajeda

Demystifying Design with Angela and Sajeda

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Angela Miles, Sajeda Virji

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators

Registration contact: and

Learning Goals

  • - Develop a better understanding of graphic design principles 
  • - Evaluate design systems within the context of popular brands 
  • - Build practical skills for creating effective designs 

Program Description:

This crash course in effective graphic design strategies will empower participants to build and refine their skills and understanding of layout, typography, information hierarchy and how to approach a project. We will utilize free and accessible tools, such as Canva, discuss challenges and share ideas to support one another as design-minded people. Feel free to bring a project you are working on (personal or professional). No prior experience necessary

10:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Planning for 2020-2021 Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society Events

Planning for 2020-2021 Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society Events

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Deirdre Garrity-Benjamin, Billy Love

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIofu6spjopE9BFp6fWr7Sq-kzujhkLBTIe 

Learning Goals 

  • - The participants of this session will propose ideas for events that meet the mission statement and goals of the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society. 
  • - The participants will learn our currently planned calendar of events 
  • - The participants will learn the process for requesting events through the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society 

Program Description 

The purpose of this seminar is to establish the "potential" calendar of events for the year 2020-2021 in relation to the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society.

10:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Developing Resiliency to Meet Life’s Challenges

Developing Resiliency to Meet Life’s Challenges

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Delvina Miramadi-Baldino, Carebridge Corporation

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvc-2gqT8qEtX97gBRMyuhQ0X1DO06ax2u

Learning Goals: 

  • - Recognize resilience as an essential life skill 
  • - Discover three critical traits of resiliency 
  • - Learn key strategies to develop personal resiliency 

Program Description:

Resiliency is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity. Possessing resiliency in today’s workplace is a key component to success and productivity. Attend this Carebridge seminar to identify characteristics of resiliency, discover ways to build resiliency and create your own personal resiliency plan.

11:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Coronavirus Leadership and Recovery: The Insights You Need for Teaching With Confidence in the Post-COVID Environment

Presenters: Randy Merced

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration contact:  

Learning Goals 

  • - Cultivate Relationships with Colleagues while understanding the leadership direction for managing the COVID Crisis in higher education 
  • - Become knowledgeable about individual differences in students, faculty, and staff for the purpose of developing lessons and making modifications/accommodations that respond to changes in a post COVID environment 

Program Description 

The seminar will open with a focus on teaching with confidence as higher education is adapting to the new learning environment of face to face, Online and hybrid instruction. Instructional delivery is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping the College’s future with the insights you need to make informed decisions, teaching excellence and pandemic preparedness.

11:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Using AEFIS to complete ACT 335s (Course Learning Outcomes)

Using AEFIS to complete ACT 335s (Course Learning Outcomes)

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Elizabeth Canapary, Nicole Vadino, Ilze Nix

Audience: Faculty, Administrators 

Registration contact:  

Learning Goals 

  • - Develop a greater understanding of AEFIS as the assessment tool being used by the college. 
  • - Apply data from AEFIS to standard assessment documents and reports 
  • - Differentiate between available report in the AEFIS reports dashboard 

Program Description 

This seminar will show how AEFIS can be used to pull data for course level and program level assessment in order to complete assessment reports. This seminar will focus specifically on using AEFIS Course Learning Outcome data to complete ACT 335s

11:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
BESST: Building an E-Partnership for Students’ Success and Transition

BESST: Building an E-Partnership for Students’ Success and Transition

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Girija Nagaswami, Kristi Bergman, Talar Kaloustian, Sotiria Koui, Donna Sharer, Christine Corrigan, Leslie Kirshner-Morris

Audience: Faculty, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsdOurqj4jHNFAjLMgcnpwdaVgfb176bVu 

Learning Goals 

The learning goals for this presentation are as follows: 

  • - how to establish an online collaboration with the high school teachers from the School District of Philadelphia 
  • - work collaboratively to align curricular standards for high school students' smooth transition to the College 
  • - equip both high school teachers and faculty at the College with tools, templates, and strategies to enable students' smooth transition to the College 

Program Description 

Community College of Philadelphia often becomes the logistical choice for many English Learners to pursue post-secondary education. However, the majority of these students place quite low when taking placement tests. Therefore, it is not surprising to find that 1) students feel demoralized at the prospect of having to start anew in an ESL program; 2) high school teachers feel frustrated at the seeming futility of their own roles in student academic trajectories; 3) community college professors feel frustrated with their students’ lack of preparation. To address misalignments between high school and college curriculum goals, educators from both sides of the aisle decided to work collaboratively so students can transition smoothly and achieve success. The BESST (Building an Electronic Partnership for Student Success and Transition) project was born out of such a desire among faculty at CCP and high school teachers from the School District of Philadelphia. Instead of organizing face-to-face sessions that often pose logistical challenges, an online partnership was developed using the college’s learning management system. This presentation will discuss the impetus for an online partnership, its evolution, the e-content, professional learning communities, the challenges that were overcome, and the present outcomes of such a partnership.

11:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Beyond the Books: Empowering Teachers, Empowering Students Learning Goals

Beyond the Books: Empowering Teachers, Empowering Students Learning Goals

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenter: Malika Rahman

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsfumrqz8iHdAbhSNzo43c9Zz45kVlyorO 

Learning Goals 

Participants will learn how to influence student success by implementing effective non-traditional practices that integrate knowledge and power with purpose. 

Program Description 

Studies show that faculty-student interaction is essential to student success and effective practices can enhance overall performance. This seminar will engage faculty and staff in identifying social and academic needs of students, addressing myths and misconceptions and expanding the understanding of the role educators serve beyond the traditional educational environment.

11:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
New Adjunct Optional Orientation Roundtable (2 of 2)

New Adjunct Optional Orientation Roundtable (2 of 2)

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Ben Baker, Adarrel Fisher, Doretha Baskerville-Lindsay, Steve Gulick, Rick Hock, Jess Rossi 

Audience: New Adjunct Faculty 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsdOyqpzkpHdITnioI6YYZPcrEVytpM95c 

Learning Goals 

Seminar attendees will learn the basics of how to succeed as a new adjunct at CCP. 

Program Description 

A panel of “CCP experts” will each make a brief (3-5 min.) presentation about how to succeed as a new adjunct at CCP, and after the presentations there will be an open Q&A session. This open format will allow the panelists to tailor the information they present to the needs and prior knowledge of the attendees. 

Some possible topics: 

  • • How do adjuncts contribute to the mission of the College? What resources do you think are most crucial to their ability to make that contribution? (E.g. Libraries, COD, Learning Labs, Academic Advising, Student Success Initiatives, CME, Women’s Center) 
  • • What are the most important technological resources that adjuncts can use to help students succeed and to improve their teaching? (E.g. Canvas, Starfish) 
  • • What benefits and resources does the College provide adjuncts, especially ones they often don’t know about? (E.g. health insurance and travel funding) 
  • • What are some things that many adjuncts (especially new ones) don’t know about, or that they commonly misunderstand? 
  • • Since some of the participants will be new to adjunct teaching, while others will be veteran adjuncts who are new to CCP, participants are invited to talk about some things that are specific to CCP and some that aren’t. 
  • • What do you wish you had known when you began teaching at CCP? 
  • • What should new adjuncts know at the beginning of the semester to get off to a good start and to set themselves up for a successful beginning, middle, and end of the semester? 
  • • What should new adjuncts who hope to continue teaching at CCP in the future know about? 
11:00am
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania

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

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

(Note: This on-line, self-paced program will take 3+ hours to complete. Upon submission of a Certificate of Completion, adjuncts will receive pay for 4 hours.) 

Presenter: Jennifer Hagan

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtdOquqzIrGtCzjoeUneUyuoKTp5-IfPAa 

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. Jennifer Hagan will be available during the first hour of each session to provide instruction and assist with registration. 

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 September 30, 2020 and submit your certificate of completion to the HR department.

12:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Managing Change Effectively

Managing Change Effectively

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Jamie Hansen, Carebridge Corporation

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrcuuqrjIoG9RmlzHBAvyaBJcmW68BlS1F 

Learning Goals 

  • - Identify ways that change affects a person's thoughts, feelings and actions 
  • - Learn about the change process 
  • - Learn skills to effectively manage change 

Program Description 

As change occurs, employees may feel less productive and perhaps illustrate a lack of work. Many times employees also go through a grieving process yearning for the ways things used to be. Attend this presentation to understand these very common reactions while learning strategies to overcome the stress of the change process and developing resiliency.

1:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Zooming in on Our ESL Students’ Lives

Zooming in on Our ESL Students’ Lives

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Talar Kaloustian

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration contact:  

Learning Goals 

Session participants will have a deeper understanding of our ESL students’ personal challenges. 

Program Description 

This session will essentially be a deep dive into how the Spring Zoom sessions with one ESL course turned out. The session will provide an overview of our ESL student demographic at CCP; a brief description of the IELP (Intensive English Language Program) since the ESL course in focus began a few days before the pandemic-motivated transition to Zoom; an exploration of how we were able to build community; and details of students challenges and their perseverance. By the end of the session, participants will have a deeper understanding of one of the key demographics at CCP – ESL students; by zooming in on their lives, this session ultimately aims to advocate and develop empathy for our English Learners.

1:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Faculty/Staff Parent Support Group

Faculty/Staff Parent Support Group

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Melissa Altman-Traub, Cherise Shane

Audience: Faculty, Staff 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvdu-urDstHdMVM4b4_nEyEnVYhTD6dKCz 

Learning Goals 

  • - Connect with other parents/caregivers 
  • - Learn more about the resources available from the Carebridge Employee Assistance Program 

Program Description 

How has the Stay-at-Home time challenged you and helped you grow as a parent? As we head into the fall semester, what concerns do you have for your work/life balance? What strategies can you share with other parents? 

We will also learn more about the resources from the Carebridge Employee Assistance Program. 

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.

1:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
Pride Portal: Discover the Student Experience at CCP

Pride Portal: Discover the Student Experience at CCP

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
Virtual

Presenters: Richard Kopp

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Administrators 

Registration link: https://ccp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsdOqhqjssHNHN3xw3OpVVXSJDDHuZNWWj 

Learning Goals 

Learn how Pride Portal - CCP's powerful new online campus engagement tool - serves as a "one stop hub for campus engagement" that promotes and measures student involvement opportunities and 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 – 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 

Launched in Fall 2019, Pride Portal (formerly "My Colonial Community") is CCP's powerful new online campus engagement tool provided by the Division of Student Development. This "one stop hub for campus engagement" 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 can have pages created for their offices, departments or divisions and are invited to 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. Visit PridePortal.CCP.edu or contact Richard Kopp at to learn more or have a page created for your office/department/division.

2:00pm
Event Location:
Virtual
 
 
 
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