2001-2005

Fall 2005

August 9
New Faculty Orientation
Collins Building, room 278   10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Mary Anne Grabarek
New full-and part-time faculty members will meet to learn about Durham Tech and receive valuable information about teaching and learning at the college.

August 10 , 2005
New Faculty Orientation
Collins Building, room 278   5-8:30 p.m.
Mary Anne Grabarek
New full-and part-time faculty members will meet to learn about Durham Tech and receive valuable information about teaching and learning at the college.

August 12
Mentor
Partners
Phillips Building, room 309   2:30-3:30 p.m.
Mary Anne Grabarek
This meeting is for mentors and mentoring partners (new full-time faculty members).

August 23
NC.NET

Tech Center, room 974   3-4 p.m.
Kerry Cantwell will introduce interested faculty to the excellent online professional development resource, NC.NET.

August 24
Frontline Spanish (1st of 6)
Continuing Education Center, TBA   11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal
We owe it to our many Hispanic students to develop some ability to comprehend and make ourselves understood. Learn how to converse in Spanish through a basic working knowledge of conversational Spanish. This class will focus on key phrases through phonetic repetition that will help you communicate with students and parents in our community college environment.

August 31
Frontline Spanish #2
Continuing Education Building, TBA   11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal

September 7
Frontline Spanish #3
Continuing Education Building, TBA   11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal

September 9
Is it Legal? Enforceable?
Phillips Building, room 381   10-11 a.m.
Christine Kelly-Kleese will lead a discussion about faculty policies in the classroom.

September 12
AtD: Success Literacy: Critical Advising Skills: Helping Students with Time Management
Collins Building, room 235  2-3:30 p.m.
Effective time management skills are important for all students. In this session, Tom Jaynes will present some quick questions, resources, and strategies that advisors, faculty, or staff might use to help students further develop the necessary skills to be more organized, efficient, and focused.

September 14
Frontline Spanish #4
Continuing Education Building, TBA   11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal

September 14
ATD: Survey of Non-returning Students
Collins Building, room 235   2 – 3 p.m.
Adjunct faculty member Sheza Healy will share her findings and observations about why students who enrolled in classes in fall 2004 did not return in spring 2005.

September 16
Program
Review
Tech Center
, room 947   11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Richard Miller, a recent veteran of program review, will discuss the ins and outs of the new program review system. Particular emphasis will be placed on modifying our internal evaluation instruments to work in programs that do not report to an outside accreditation agency. This session is open to everyone, but all program directors and department heads are especially encouraged to attend.

September 19
Multiple Choices: Writing Test Questions
White Building, room 50      2:30-3:30 p.m.
Mack Henderson will discuss the “art” of writing test questions, the purpose of testing, and types of test questions. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the session.

September 20
Einstein on Bowling, Digital Cameras and Double Vision
Phillips Building, room 381   2 – 3 p.m.
Maria Falbo
Practically everyone has heard of Einstein and his “Theory of Relativity.” But did you know that Einstein was famous for much more than relativity? In fact, in 1905 Einstein published 3 papers that helped change some very basic assumptions about the physical world and only one of these papers had anything to do with relativity! Hands-on demonstrations and non-technical discussion related to Einstein’s 1905 papers will be presented.

September 21
Frontline Spanish #5
Continuing Education Building, TBA   11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal

September 22
Socrates Bar and Grill
Phillips
Building, room 307   4-5 p.m.
Bonnie Tilson, Peter Wooldridge, Mary Anne Grabarek
This is the first of two fall semester discussions on questions of deep meaning. All members of the college community, including students, are invited to attend. The fare is strictly philosophical, though. No bar and grill fare included!

September 23
CD Burning: The Basics
Tech Center, room 952     11a.m. – noon
Wayne Durkee
As new (and re-assigned) computers arrive on (and under) our desks so does the ability to “burn” CD’s. This class will provide an introduction to the process of creating a compact disk (CD). These high capacity disks provide the ability to back up large amounts of data, make copies of valuable disks (archive copies), and many other uses.

September 27
Latin
American Films
Tech Center
, room 900      3:30-5 p.m.
Sharon Mujica, the UNC coordinator for the Latin American Film festival, will present information on the latest trends in Latin American films.

September 28
Frontline Spanish #5
Continuing Education Building, TBA   11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal

September 29
Excellence in Teaching
Phillips Building, room 307      3-4 p.m.
Stacy Whitlow
Faculty members are invited to learn more about how to develop their teaching portfolios at this popular event. Materials will be provided. This will be our only EIT workshop this semester.

October 4
Peer Review: Assignments
Phillips Building, room 373     3-4 p.m.
Peter Wooldridge
Can faculty improve their assignments for clarity and optimum student learning? This session will show how collaboration among colleagues can enhance assignments and maximize student learning. Faculty may bring an assignment they would like to work on to the session.

October 7
Durham
Tech Writes
Phillips Building, room 309      11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tracy Constantine

October 17
Orchestrating the Multicultural Story
Phillips Building, room 381          3 – 4 p.m.
Six DTCC faculty members (Peter Wooldridge, Bonnie Tilson, Liz Penton, Tracy Constantine, and Mary Anne Grabarek, Judy Gray) will present classroom techniques to aid students in discerning differing voices and reading lists for specific topics in art, philosophy, and the study of American culture.

October 21
Advising Developmental Studies Students
Phillips Building, room 381         11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Kristin Smith and Christine Kelly-Kleese
Advising often requires attention specific to developmental student needs. Come and discuss the potential peril or payoff that various approaches to working with developmental students can offer.

October 24
AtD: Student Success: Critical Advising Skills: Helping Students with Financial Concerns
Collins Building, room 235   2-3:30 p.m.
Durham Tech students indicate that financial stress is a significant barrier to persistence in college. In this session, Tom Jaynes will present some quick questions, resources, and strategies that advisors, faculty, or staff might use to help students connect to appropriate resources and make informed decisions about the cost of attending college.

October 25
HRD: DTCC’s Resource for Student Success
TBA      11-12 a.m.
B. Weber
The Human Resource Development (HRD) Program offers short-term training in computers, career pathways, and job seeking skills. Attend this interactive session to learn what DTCC’s HRD Program has to offer students, unemployed, and underemployed individuals.

October 28
Best Practices: Technology
Tech Center, room 981   10-11 a.m.
Tom Murphy will explore new uses of technology tools used in teaching today’s students.

October 31
Socrates Bar and Grill
Phillips
Building, room 307      4-5 p.m.
Peter Wooldridge, Mary Anne Grabarek, and Bonnie Tilson
This is the second fall 2005 gathering to discuss topics of deep meaning. The entire campus community is invited to participate.

November 2
Achievement in Higher Education Mathematics
Phillips Building, room 381      3-4 p.m.
Elecia Ridley will share some insights into the rate and level of achievement for higher education students in mathematics.

November 3
Teaching Non-Native English Speakers Effectively
Phillips Building, room 307    3-4 p.m.
Karin Abell
Do some of your students have a first language other than English? At this workshop you will learn some of the strategies ESL instructors use to help students understand course material.

November 7
The Art of the Ancient Kingdom of Benin
Phillips Building, room 307    3:30-4:30 p.m.
Liz Penton will give us some insight into the ancient West African kingdom of Benin (located in modern-day Nigeria) through a glimpse of the artwork from that time and place.

November 8
Three Mathematical Proofs Everyone Should Know
Collins Building, room 235    3:30-4:30 p.m.
Chuck Wessell
To a mathematician, nothing is more beautiful than an elegant proof. In this talk we’ll consider the Pythagorean Theorem, the fact that the square root of 2 cannot be written as a fraction, and the fact that there are an infinite number of prime numbers. All of the proofs are short. The proof of the Pythagorean Theorem is hands-on, so bring a pair of scissors.

November 9
Achieving the Dream: Data
Collins Building, room 235    2-3 p.m.
Vernon
Bridges and Tom Jaynes
Are you wondering where Durham Tech stands with the “culture of evidence” that’s central to AtD? Are you concerned about student performance, persistence, and attainment? Come and partake in a discussion about the real data that has an impact on the success of our students.

November 11
Instructional CD’s
Tech Center, room 952       11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wayne Durkee
How can we supply all of our students with the information we want them to have without killing more trees? Instructional CD’s can contain all of the handouts we may want our students to have. The structure and contents of these disks will be discussed as well as how to have these disks duplicated for students.

November 14
Achieving the Dream: Challenging Students to Accept Responsibility For their Learning
Phillips Building, room 307     4-5 p.m.
Mary Anne Grabarek
This roundtable discussion will focus on how to encourage students to make a connection between the grades they are making and their student behaviors such as attendance, note taking, class participation, and performance on class assignments.


Spring 2005

January 4
New Faculty Orientation
Tech Center, room 900   4 – 8 p.m.
Mary Anne Grabarek
New full-and part-time faculty members will meet to learn about Durham Tech and receive valuable information about teaching and learning at the college.

January 4
Building a “Community of Learners” in the Classroom
Phillips Building, room 309   10 – 11:30 a.m.
Penny Gluck
This hands-on session will review selected skills and attributes of an educator of adults, critical elements necessary to foster adult learning, and specific techniques and exercises to help create an effective community of learners in the classroom.

January 5
Bring Your Stuff in a Box! (or Folder!)
Phillips Building, room 309   10 – 11:30 a.m.
EIT Committee
Join the EIT committee in an interactive workshop designed to provide you with direction and camaraderie as you develop your professional portfolio. Please bring any materials that might become part of your portfolio. Light refreshments and some materials for portfolio development will be provided.

January 19
Frontline Spanish (1st of 6)
Continuing Education Center, room 603 11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal
We owe it to our many Hispanic students to develop some ability to comprehend and make ourselves understood. Learn how to converse in Spanish through a basic working knowledge of conversational Spanish. This class will focus on key phrases through phonetic repetition that will help you communicate with students and parents in our community college environment.

January 24
Action
Research
Phillips Building
, room 303  2:30-3:30 p.m.
Gabby McCutchen
Action Research is a process that emphasizes change (action) and understanding (research). When what we intend to occur does not match what actually occurs in the classroom, we can use this cycle of action and reflection to improve our practices. Come learn the basics of this transformative process and hear how it can affect change in your classroom.

January 28
Harnessing the Power of Red Ink
White Building, room 70B  1 p.m.
Tracy Constantine and Laura Lease
Have you ever struggled after reading a student paper to figure out what kind of comment you should write? Have you debated whether to use red or blue ink to grade a paper? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you’ll want to attend this TLC presentation. Laura Lease and Tracy Constantine will lead a discussion of existing scholarship on writing comments and will offer a peek at the results of their Red Ink Survey of more than 3,000 Durham Tech students.

February 2
2nd Frontline Spanish
Continuing Education Building, room 603   11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal

February 10
Socrates Bar and Grill
White
Building, room 75  4-5 p.m.
Peter Wooldridge, Bonnie Tilson, Mary Anne Grabarek
This is the first of two spring semester discussions about topics of deep meaning. The entire campus community (staff, students, and faculty) is invited to attend.

February 16
3rd Frontline Spanish
Continuing Education Building, room 603   11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal

February 18
Basic CD Burning
Phillips Building, room 357   11:00 a.m. – noon
Wayne Durkee
As new (and re-assigned) computers arrive on (and under) our desks so does the ability to “burn” CD’s. This class will provide an introduction to the process of creating a compact disk (CD). These high capacity disks provide the ability to back up large amounts of data, make copies of valuable disks (archive copies), and many other uses.

February 23
The Sublime: Ornamentation in Islamic Art and Architecture
Collins Building, room 245      3 p.m.
Liz Penton
How does a tradition that shuns the depiction of creation manage to express the presence of God so effectively in its artwork? In a time when we are overly subjected to negative news images coming out of the Middle East, you can come see a presentation by Liz Penton on Islamic art and architecture. Learn about the three major forms of ornamentation and how to comprehend them.

February 24
Turnitin.com

Phillips Building
, room 363   2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Tom Gould
Across the country, universities and colleges are using plagiarism services to stem the rising tide of academic dishonesty. The most popular and effective service is turnitin.com. As of Fall Semester 2004 all instructors in Instructional Services have access to this valuable resource. This workshop will address the basics of the system and how instructors can use the service in their courses. (repeat of earlier workshop)

February 25
Electronic Portfolios for Students
Corporate Education Center, room 603     9:00-10:30 a.m.
Sherry Sherrill will be discussing examples of workplace skills that students could include in an electronic career portfolio. Such skills might include written/oral communication, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, punctuality and attendance. Dr. Sherrill is a corporate trainer for Forsyth Technical Community College and the owner of Sherrill Communications, consulting in communications and leadership.

February 28
On The Web: Workplace Skills
Tech Center, room 974     10-11:30 a.m.
Stacey Whitlow and Kristin Smith will discuss resources available to faculty and students to encourage an understanding of skills needed in the workplace.

March 2
4th Frontline Spanish
Continuing Education Building, room 603   11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal

March 3
Socrates Bar and Grill
White
Building, room 75  4-5 p.m.
Peter Wooldridge, Bonnie Tilson, Mary Anne Grabarek
This is the second spring 2005 meeting for the campus community to discuss ethical issues.

March 15, 2005
Roundtable: Durham Tech Policy and Student Behavior
Phillips Building, room 309      2 – 3:30 p.m.
Barbara Baker
Durham Technical Community College has policies and procedures related to student behavior in and out of the classroom. Panelists will present information and strategies about using college procedures and policies to protect the learning environment from disruptions and more serious infractions of the Student Code of Conduct.

March 16
5th Frontline Spanish
Continuing Education Building, room 603 11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal

March 17
What is Counseling and Student Development?
White Building, room 70C 3 – 4 p.m.
You know we are here, but what exactly do we do? What services do we offer, and how do our services help students? When is it appropriate to refer a student to us, and what is the referral procedure? What if a student is in a severe crisis or needs therapy?
Come meet the counselors and learn how we work with the students of Durham Tech.

March 22
AtD data team
White Building, room 70C  2 p.m.
Vernon Bridges
Using colorful bar, column, and pie charts and graphs, Karen Bowen will paint a picture of changing enrollment patterns in Durham Tech curriculum and continuing education programs. Five-year enrollment figures reveal fascinating trends for enrollment of special, developmental, and program curriculum students and continuing education students.

March 30
Last
Frontline Spanish
Continuing Education Building
, room 603   11:30-12:30 a.m.
Pam Senegal

March 31
Advising and Developmental Students: Helping to Locate the Open Door
White Building, room 70C      2-3:30 p.m.
Sherry Hamilton, Kristin Smith, Christine Kelly-Kleese
Advising often requires attention specific to developmental student needs. Come and discuss the potential peril or payoff that various approaches to working with developmental students can offer.

April 5
“I Can’t Believe You Asked Me That”: A Panel Presentation on Better Ways to Conduct Interviews
Phillips Building, room 309      2-3:30 p.m.
Tom Russo
This panel discussion will include employment legal experts and experienced human resource specialists who will share with faculty and staff the most successful and legally appropriate interviewing techniques including topics such as creating appropriate interview questions, legal limitations, and affirmative action compliance. This session will also provide an excellent opportunity to address faculty concerns about providing references for their students who are seeking employment.

April 7
Faces of the Future
Phillips Building, room 309     2-3:00 p.m.
Karen Bowen and LaSylvia Pugh
What are Durham Tech students telling us about their college experience, personal goals, educational backgrounds, and employment history? This portrait of Durham Tech’s Fall 2004 credit and non-credit students comes from the American Association of Community Colleges Faces of the Future Survey.

April 8
NCADE/Perkins workshop: Tapping into Transferable Skills Workplace skills & Developmental Studies
TBA         9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Stacy Whitlow and Kristin Smith
As Developmental Educators, we know that teaching often involves teaching more than our subject matter. Come and discuss transferable skills, or what we may simply call good habits, and how helping our students learn to think about developing these skills can serve them later in the workplace.

Another workshop during this event will offer information about the place of the Middle College on the Community College campus.

April 8
Building an Instructional CD
Phillips Building, room 357    11 a.m.-noon
Wayne Durkee

How can we supply all of our students with the information we want them to have without killing more trees? Instructional CD’s can contain all of the handouts we may want our students to have. The structure and contents of these disks will be discussed as well as how to have these disks duplicated for students.

April 12
Bringing up Difficult Issues in the Classroom
Phillips Building, room 309       3:30-4:45 p.m.
Peter Wooldridge
Managing classroom discussion can be a challenge, especially when dealing with topics that are emotionally charged. One option is to skip such discussions, but other choices do exist. Come hear about (and share) methods you can use to facilitate educationally sound discussions in areas where “angels” may “fear to tread.”

April 13
How Durham Tech is meeting the Global Challenge
Collins Building, room 203     2-3:30 p.m.
Gwen Barclay-Toy, Maria Fraser-Molina, Marge Newhouse
This session will 1) discuss the major reasons DT subscribes to a need for Global Ed., 2) introduce on going initiatives in different program areas (e.g. international student services, study abroad, faculty/staff development, internationalizing the curriculum), and 3) provide an open venue for participants to provide input and share ideas for future program enhancement.

April 27
Job
Seeking Toolkit
Continuing Education Center, room 603     2-3:30 p.m.
Mary Moore
Get on the right track by using our Instructor’s Job Seeking Toolkit, a set of resource materials that will enable you to teach industry standard resume, and cover letter preparation, and presentation techniques. Take the mystery out of teaching and evaluating resumes, discover critical information on scannable resumes and using keywords, and identify additional support services on campus to assist instructors and students.

April 28
AtD
White
Building, room 70C     3-4 p.m.
Bill Ingram
Come to this session to find out about the latest developments in the Achieving the Dream initiative.

May 5
How to Best Reach and Understand International Students
Phillips Building, room 309     2:00-3:30 p.m.
Keri O’Malley
Durham Tech has over 1500 international students in both our curriculum and ESL programs representing over 90 countries. This interactive workshop will help you to better reach and understand international students through cultural stimulations and a panel discussion involving our international students. Come ready to share your own experiences and learn from those around you.

May 8
ACERIMA: Journey to a US Education
Collins Building, room 201     2-3:30 p.m.
Keri O’Malley
This simulation exercise is designed to sensitize participants to the difficulties that international students encounter in their quest for a U.S. American education. It acquaints the participants with the procedures students must follow from the initial contact with a U.S. educational institution to their arrival on campus. A facilitated discussion takes place after the simulation to address the specific issues at stake.

 


Fall 2004

August 10
New Faculty Orientation
Tech Center, room 900   5 – 9 p.m.  

TLC Advisory Committee

August 11
New Faculty Orientation
Tech Center, room 900   10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

TLC Advisory Committee

August 27
Hybrid Classes
Phillips Building
, room 381   2 – 3:30 p.m.  
Connie Cerniglia from Guilford Tech will provide a workshop on interactive assignments for online and hybrid courses.

August 31
Unfinished Business
White Building
, room 70C   3 – 4 p.m.
Darren Hamilton from Duke University returns to continue the conversation about helping students make the connection between the classroom and the workplace.

September 9
Preserving Academic Integrity: turnitin.com in Action
White Building, room 70C   3 – 4 p.m.

Tom Gould
Across the country, universities and colleges are using plagiarism services to stem the rising tide of academic dishonesty. The most popular and effective service is turnitin.com. Beginning Fall Semester 2004, all instructors in Instructional Services will have access to this valuable resource. This workshop will address the basics of the system and how instructors can use the service in their courses.

September 10
Career Portfolios
ERC Auditorium   9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jill Moore and Elizabeth Palmer from Alverno College will present a day-long session on electronic student portfolios.

September 13
Multiple Choices: Writing Test Questions
White Building, room 70C   3 – 4 p.m.

Mack Henderson will discuss the “art” or writing test questions, the purpose of testing, and types of test questions. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the session.

September 14
Critical Thinking
White Building
, room 70C   3:30 p.m.
Mary Anne Grabarek and Christine Kelly-Kleese will lead a discussion about teaching and learning that transforms the mind. Critical thinking can be the organizing concept for developing a learning-centered college.

September 20
Roundtable: Online Testing
Phillips Building, room 381   2:30 – 4 p.m.

Karen McPhaul and Jeremy Portzer present another interesting roundtable discussion about online classes. Faculty members are invited to share examples of successful online testing or to point out the problems with ones that were not successful.

September 24
Roundtable: Grading writing assignments in non-English classes
White Building, room 70C   10 – 11:30 a.m.  

Tracy Constantine will lead a discussion about how faculty members can provide good feedback that can enable students to write better.

September 27
Images and Science Teaching: How to get a thousand words out of a picture
White Building, room 70C   3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Jorge Cortese will share ideas and examples of how to get the most out of illustrations, photography, and other images in the classroom. He will use some of his personal and professional artwork as part of the presentation.

September 30
Socrates Bar and Grill: What Gives Life Meaning?
White Building, room 75   4 – 5 p.m. 

Bonnie Tilson, Peter Wooldridge, Mary Anne Grabarek
This is the first of three fall semester discussions on questions of deep meaning. All members of the college community, including students, are invited to attend. The fare is strictly philosophical, though. No bar and grill fare included!

October 4
Excellence in Teaching
Collins Building, room 201 10:00 a.m.  

EIT Committee
Faculty members are invited to learn more about how to develop their teaching portfolios at this popular event. Materials will be provided.

October 6
Teaching Science Online
Phillips Building
, room 381 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Marta Klesath, Biology instructor at Central Carolina CC, will present a workshop about successful online teaching in the sciences.

October 7
Media Services
Tech Center, room 903   2 – 3 p.m.

Dan Specter will demonstrate the use of a multimedia workstation in a classroom setting. He will show how to use the control panel to operate a computer, data projector, VCR, DVD player, and speakers. Also, participants will become familiar with the audiovisual equipment available for circulation from the Media Services department, including a digital still camera, digital video camera, laptop computer, portable data projector, portable videocassette player, and portable digital video player.

October 19
Becoming President with 25% of the Vote
White Building, room 70C   3 – 5p.m.

Chuck Wessell
Our nation’s use of the Electoral College for electing the president can lead to the election of a candidate who received less than fifty percent of the popular vote. In a two-candidate election, can a person receiving 40% of the vote, or less, still win the Electoral College? Come to Chuck Wessell’s session to find out the answer.

October 21
Attendance and Punctuality
White Building, room 70C    3 – 4:30 p.m.

Tom Jaynes will lead a discussion about how attendance and punctuality are viewed by students and in the workplace.

October 26
Bars, Columns, and Pies
White Building, room 70C    2 – 3 p.m. 

Karen Bowen
Using colorful bar, column, and pie charts and graphs, Karen Bowen will paint a picture of changing enrollment patterns in Durham Tech curriculum and continuing education programs. Five-year enrollment figures reveal fascinating trends for enrollment of special, developmental, and program curriculum students and continuing education students.

October 28
Socrates Bar and Grill: Ethical Dilemmas
Collins Building, room 261    4 – 5 p.m. 

Peter Wooldridge, Bonnie Tilson, Mary Anne Grabarek
This is the second of three fall semester discussions on questions of deep meaning. All members of the college community, including students, are invited to attend. The fare is strictly philosophical, though. No bar and grill fare included!

November 3
The Sublime: Ornamentation in Islamic Art & Architecture
Tech Center, room 900    3:30 p.m.

Liz Penton
How does a tradition that shuns the depiction of creation manage to express the presence of God so effectively in its artwork? In a time when we are overly subjected to negative news images coming out of the Middle East, you can come see a presentation by Liz Penton on Islamic art and architecture. Learn about the three major forms of ornamentation and how to comprehend them.

November 10
Ethical Dilemmas in the College Environment
Tech Center, room 903    3:30 p.m.

Pam Sonney and Dale Smith will present a workshop using real-world cases and examples of ethical dilemmas that might arise in the college environment with the hope of stimulating discussion about how to role-model integrity, address issues, and come to a satisfactory resolution.

November 11
Venezuela: The Erosion of a Stable Democracy
White Building, room 70C   4 – 5 p.m.

Tom Mustillo will provide some insight into recent political events in Venezuela from the vantage point of his participation on the Carter Center’s electoral observation delegation.

November 18
Socrates Bar and Grill: Ethical Dilemmas
White Building, room 75   4 – 5 p.m. 

Mary Anne Grabarek, Peter Wooldridge, Bonnie Tilson

November 19
Games We Play: Workplace in the Classroom
White Building, room 70C   10-11:30 a.m.

Janice Kerber and Wayne Durkee will provide some examples of games that enhance and are beneficial to learning in the classroom.

November 30
ADD/ADHD
White Building, room 70C   3:30 – 5 p.m. 

Paula Rubio
Health officials estimate that over 60% of persons who were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) as children continue to have symptoms as adults. In addition, more adults are being diagnosed who were not evaluated as children. An estimated 2 to 4 percent of adults are affected by symptoms of ADD/ADHD. As a result, colleges are enrolling more students with ADD/ADHD, and more of these students are seeking disability accommodations. This presentation will discuss information relating to ADD/ADHD and the college student.

December 3
EIT: Repeat of earlier workshop
Phillips Building, room 381    11 – 12:30 p.m. 

EIT Committee


Spring 2004

January 6
EIT: Portfolio Development: Bring Your Stuff in a Box
Room 307 Times 10:00AM
Kristin Smith, Charles Slappy, Stacey Whitlow, Josie Williams
This session will be a workshop and a chance to put your own portfolio together with your colleagues. Some materials provided; simply bring your stuff!
(If you missed the first two sessions this past fall and need information concerning what to bring/include in your portfolio, please see the EIT portfolio guidelines or contact an EIT committee member.)

January 6
Sustainable Business Enterprises: Implications for Today’s Students
Room 911 Tech Center Times 1:00PM
James H. Johnson, Jr. is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management at UNC-CH. His current research focuses on the modern workforce and workplace. His research has been widely cited in a number of national publications including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time Magazine, and the New York Times. He has appeared on numerous television shows including The Today Show, CNN Headline News, This Week in Review and the network evening news shows.

January 7 
New Faculty Orientation – Midyear Session
Room 910 Tech Center Times 4:30-8:30PM
All new full-and part-time faculty members are asked to attend. Registration through program director is required. Snack dinner available.

January 23
Roundtable: Ideas for Online Assignments
Room 261 Times 9:30-11AM
Facilitated by Karen McPhaul and Jeremy Portzer
For years now, there has been much discussion about how the Internet changes instruction and offers opportunities for new ways of learning. Has the Internet changed the way you teach and the way your students learn? What assignments have you created that utilize the Net? What kinds of online assignments have been successful and which ones have not? What kinds of instruction do you think work best online?

All faculty are invited to join this informal roundtable discussion. Please bring your ideas and experiences with online assignments (as well as any questions) to share with your colleagues. A computer with Internet access and projector will be available.

February 4
Brain-compatible Teaching and Learning
Room 70C Times 1-2PM
Presented by Svetlana Yokum, adjunct language instructor
What are the secrets of highly successful teachers? In this presentation, we will discuss how latest brain research can help us create a learning environment where students of many different learning styles and abilities will thrive. How does human memory work? Each of us takes in and processes new information in quite unique ways. We will see how by implementing Gardener’s theory of multiple intelligences as well as kinesiology into a classroom dramatically improves students’ motivation, performance and love for learning.

February 10
The Adult Learner
Room 602 Times 4:30-5:30PM
Jamie Glass, Dean of Continuing Education, will lead a discussion of the ways in which adults learn.

February 17
The Learning College and the Workplace: Preparing Students for Work in the New Century
Room 70C Times 3:30-4:30PM
Presented by Darren Hamilton, Duke University
If instructors wish to prepare students for job possibilities after their Durham Technical College experience, here is a workshop that will allow faculty to integrate some methodologies in their course syllabus. The workshop will provide an overview of Partnership possibilities, Discipline-specific Service-Learning opportunities, and how to assign projects that prepare students for the work environment but do not interfere with course requirements.

February 12
Roundtable: Sharing Favorite Class Assignments
Room 904 Time 3:45PM
Humanities instructor Bonnie Tilson will host a roundtable discussion in which people will share assignments that have worked well in their own classrooms. We will explore in-class as well as independent (out-of-class) assignments. Please bring a copy of your handout for your favorite class assignment to share with other faculty.

February 18
In Focus: Film as Mirror and Producer of American Culture
Room 309 Times 3-4PM
Amanda McBride, Developmental Studies English Coordinator, and Tom Gould, ASUT Assistant Dean, will examine classic film images and their role in defining and shaping the American cultural landscape. This presentation and discussion will focus on film as both a reflection of culture and also, perhaps more importantly, as a powerful social agent capable of challenging the existing cultural structure.

February 25
Afternoon Coffee Break: The Faces of Durham Tech: Who are our Curriculum Students?

Room 910 Times 2:30-3:30PM
Karen Bowen, Director of Institutional Research and Planning, will reprise her earlier workshop on what we know about our spring 2004 curriculum students and what we need to know about students at a learning college. This workshop is especially appropriate for faculty and college staff who missed the earlier fall 2003 session.

March 3
Places of Inspired Imagination: Humankind’s Earliest Paintings

Room 900 Times 3-4PM
AUST Humanities Discipline Chair Liz Love presents a rare look at caves and cave walls as profound places for Upper Paleolithic cultures. This presentation will elaborate on the significance of the cave stetting and its special effects in connection with the act of painting by these early image-makers.

March 10
Does PowerPoint Help or Hinder Learning?
Room 904 Times 3-4:15PM
Facilitated by Karen McPhaul
Presentation tools such as PowerPoint have become widely used wherever information is conveyed: in our clasroooms, in the workplace, at conferences, etc. Many educators say that PowerPoint enhances understanding by helping us organize complex content, add visuals, and provide notes for later study. But some are asking whether PowerPoint’s structure constrains and shapes the content we deliver, causing us to simplify complex topics into a mind-numbing series of bullet points. Please join your colleagues from science, English, nursing, history and other fields as we debate the advantages and disadvantages of PowerPoint for learning.

March 19
The multi-age classroom: teaching students of different age groups

Room 261 Times 10-11AM
Nursing instructor Dale Smith presents a useful and engaging look at how to encourage learning among students of varying age groups.

March 24
Roundtable: Preparing Students for e-Learning

Room 70C Times 3:30-5PM
Facilitated by Becky Roehrs, Instructor/Technician for Computer Software
Faculty members are invited to bring any materials or technique you use to prepare students for computer lab work, hybrid courses, or for totally online courses (especially using BlackBoard or websites you have developed).

March 30
Information Literacy

Room 70C Times 2-3PM
Durham Tech reference librarians Mary Jackson and Julie Humphrey will introduce the concept of information literacy and show how the Durham Tech library and faculty are involved with the practices of information literacy. A panel discussion with Durham Tech faculty members will follow the introductory information.

March 31
Roundtable: The Perkins Grant Team

Room 309 Times 3:00PM
The team that has been working on integrating workplace skills into Durham Tech classrooms will talk about their activities and discuss the workplace skills effort on campus. Please come and share your views (pro and con) about this important topic.

April 6
Accommodating Students with Psychological Disabilities

Room 70C Times 3-4:30PM
Tom Jaynes, Associate Dean for Counseling and Student Development
Faculty and staff are invited to learn more about the common challenges faced by students with psychological disabilities at Durham Tech and discuss guidelines for determining appropriate accommodations in the classroom.

April 14
Workplace Readiness for Students

Room 70C Times 2:30-4PM
Dr. Sherry Sherrill, a corporate trainer for Forsyth Technical Community College, will present practical suggestions about the workplace skills that employers want in our graduates.

April 20
The Patriot Act

Room 70C Times 3:30-4PM
Susan Sutton, Paralegal Instructor
Wondering what all the fuss is about? Should you turn in your library card? Say good-bye to some of your favorite constitutional protections? We will discuss what the Act permits our government to do – whether we are looking or not.

May 12
English and Science: Strange Bedfellows?

Room 309 Times 12-1:00PM light lunch will be served
English instructor Marcia Daniell will encourage a conversation about how the English and science disciplines complement each other.


Fall 2003

August 12
New Faculty Orientation / Day Session
Room 911 Times 10:00AM – 2:00PM
TLC Advisory Committee

August 13
New Faculty Orientation / Evening Session
Room 911 Times 5:00PM – 9:00PM
TLC Advisory Committee

August 22
Mentor meeting kick-off event
Room 910 Times 11:00AM – 1:00PM
TLC Advisory Committee

September 3
Giving and Grading Writing Assignments for “Non-English” Classes
Room 911 Times 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Daniele Jackson

September 6
New Faculty Orientation / Weekend Session
TBA – Times 8:00AM – 12:00PM
TLC Advisory Committee

September 12
Workshop – Alverno College Professional Skills Assessment
Room 911 Times 9:00AM – 3:00PM
This workshop will enable participants to learn about assessment techniques for workplace abilities in the classroom. Attendance is limited. Please contact the TLC for details.

September 19
Mentor/Mentee Event
Room 910 Times 11:00AM – 1:00PM
This gathering is designed to encourage mentoring partners to share their experiences.
TLC Advisory Committee

September 23
Roundtable: Issues Facing Online Instructors
Room 904 Times 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Karen McPhaul & Jeremy Portzer
This roundtable session offers instructors who teach online a chance to get together, to raise and discuss issues related to online learning, and to share tips and ideas with each other. All instructors who are teaching online courses are encouraged to attend, as well as anyone with an interest in online learning.

September 25
PD for Administrative Council
Room 351 Times 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Elise Barrett
Designed for Program Directors, Chairs, and Coordinators, this training session will explore the forms and procedures that make Durham Tech such an interesting place to be!

October 9
PD for Administrative Council
Room 351 Times 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Elise Barrett
This second training session for Program Directors, Chairs, and Coordinators is designed to explore program development.

October 17
Mentor/Mentee event
Room 910 Times 11:00AM – 1:00PM
TLC Advisory Committee
This event is designed to encourage mentoring partners to share their experiences.

October 22
Roundtable: Hybrid Courses
Room 911 Times 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Karen McPhaul & Jeremy Portzer
Hybrid courses – which combine online with face-to-face learning-are becoming a popular option for students and instructors at Durham Tech and at many other community colleges. Do hybrid courses offer the “best of both” learning environments? What challenges and opportunities do they present? What issues do instructors of hybrid courses face and what solutions have they discovered? Instructors who teach hybrid courses-and those who have an interest in learning more about hybrid courses-are invited to come and share their questions, advice, experiences, and ideas.

October 23
Roundtable: Technology in the Classroom
Room 983 Times 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Tom Murphy
All faculty members are encouraged to come and share and discover how they and their fellow instructors are using technology in the classroom.

October 29
Excellence in Teaching Portfolio Kick-off
Room 309 Times 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Stacey Whitlow and Josie Williams
Members of the Excellence in Teaching Committee encourage all faculty members to attend this informative session about building a professional portfolio. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

Date TBA  
Showcase: Industrial Technology
Room TBA Times TBA
Members of the Industrial Technologies Department will share information about the programs in that department. Everyone is invited to attend.

November 5
The Faces of Durham Tech: Who are our Students?
Room 910 Times 12:00 – 1:00PM (Brown Bag Lunch)
Karen Bowen
Discover what we know about our Fall 2003 curriculum students and what we need to know about students at a learning college.

November 6
Beyond Hola: Extending the Voice of Welcome in Spanish
Room 904 Times 3:30 – 5:00pm
Maria Fraser-Molina
Maria Fraser-Molina offers a course for beginning Spanish enthusiasts to learn how to greet and direct the many Spanish-speakers who visit our campus.

November 10
Disability Services for Students with LD/ADD: What Durham Tech Instructors Should Know
Room 203 Times 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Paula Rubio
An informative program about students who have learning disabilities: the challenges and the opportunities for success

November 13
PD for Administrative Council
Room 351 Times 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Elise Barrett

November 14
Mentor/Mentee meeting
Room 910 Times 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Mentoring partners gather for an exchange of ideas about classroom management.

November 18
Roundtable: The Scholarship of Teaching
Room 904 Times Noon – 1:15PM (Brown Bag Lunch)
Christine Kelly-Kleese
Christine Kelly-Kleese will facilitate a discussion of the scholarship of teaching. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

November 19
Showcase: Industrial Technology: Architectural Technology
Room 432 Times 1:00pm-2:00 pm
Bill Bilbrey will conduct a CAD demonstration. All members of the college community are invited to attend.

November 21
Excellence In Teaching (EIT) Portfolio Kick-off
Room 303 Times 10:00AM
Kristin Smith and Charles Slappy
A second session for those who missed the first one!

December 2
Roundtable: Exploring Cultures: How are We Similar?
Room 910 Times Noon – 1:00PM (Brown Bag Lunch)
Ray Bernard
Sharing the ways that different cultures find common ground

December 4
Roundtable: No Surrender!! Grant Writing in the Budget Wars
Room 351 Times 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Mary Anne Grabarek
Some tips and conversation about writing grant proposals.


Spring 2003

January 8
TLC New Faculty Orientation and Training Program Mid-Year Session
Room 911 Times 2:30 – 5:00pm
TLC Advisory Committee

February 3
A Public View of Themselves, September 2001, Pakistan
Room 911 Time 3:30 – 5 pm
Julie Flowerday
This presentation uses photographs from an exhibition to provide background to a geographical area of current interest and, further, to describe a methodology of photography that can be used anywhere and repeated again and again over time in the same place.

February 12
Employers Communicating with Educators
Room 49 Time: 2 – 3:30 pm
Penny Gluck and Tom Russo
A panel discussion with community employers who will share their thoughts on skills needed for successful employment

February 19
Communicating with Employers
Room 49 Time: 2 – 3:30 pm
Penny Gluck, Tom Russo, Mary Moore
A mock interview and follow-up roundtable about the dos and don’ts of a successful interview – Durham Tech students who have had interview training will also share insights into the interview process.

February 20
E-Learning: Real Success in the Virtual Classroom
Room 363 Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Tom Gould
This presentation will offer practical instructional strategies and techniques to enhance student learning in Internet and Hybrid classes.

February 27
Disability Accommodations: Distinguishing Access from Assistance
Room 366 Time: 3 – 4:30 pm
Tom Jaynes

February 28
Combining Academics and Presentation Skills
Room 357 Time: 12 noon – 1:30 pm
Stacey Whitlow and Kristin Smith
A demonstration and discussion about teaching and learning presentation skills in the classroom

March 4
Presenting Ourselves in the Classroom and Beyond
Room 366 Time: 3 – 4:30 pm
Tom Jaynes

March 5
Problem – Based Learning
Room 945 Time: 2 – 3:30 pm
Dale Smith

March 19
Asthma: signs, triggers, treatments
Room 932 Time: 12 – 1:00 pm
Judy Ruggiero

March 26
Resume Writing and Portfolios
Room 806 Time: 3 – 4:15 pm
Penny Gluck and Kamala Uzzell

April 8
Using Technology to Enhance the Teaching – Learning Environment
Room 904 Time: 2 – 3:30 pm
Karen McPhaul

April 10
Plagiarism and the Internet
Room 363 Time: 3 – 4:30 pm
Daniele Jackson, Christine Kelly-Kleese

April 17
Group Testing: Value added learning for students
Room 947 Time: 3 – 4:15 pm
Helen Ayres

April 30
Pocket Calculator Refresher
Room 203 Time: 3 – 4:30 pm
Hussein Islami and Vernon Bridges


Fall 2002

August 13
New Faculty Orientation (two sessions)
Room 911 Times 1:30 – 4:30 or 6 – 9pm
TLC Advisory Committee

September 3 
Getting Involved in Teaching Online
Room 952 Time: 2-3 pm
Director of Instructional Computing Karen McPhaul
Info System Program Director Charlene West

September 10 
Getting in Shape -Tour of the Fitness Center
Room 913 Time: 3 – 4pm
Physical Education Instructor Roger Bond

September 17  
My 10 Days in the Land of the Inca: Ecuador and Peru
Room 500 Time: 3 – 4:30
Spanish Instructor Elliott Gaffer

September 18 
Rules, Regulations, Riddles, and Other Minutiae: Curriculum Management Issues for Program Directors
Room 70B Time: 3 – 4:30
Associate Dean of Curriculum Development Helen Thompson

September 25 
Terror and Resistance: Chilean Graffiti as a Voice in the Revolution
Room 911 Time 4:15 – 5:30PM
Spanish Instructor Hugo Castillo
Humanities Discipline Chair Liz Love

September 26 
Ann Landers Lives: The Art of Giving Advice
Room 49 Time 1 – 2:30PM
Associate Dean, ERC Bonnie Stone
Advising Coordinator Penny Augustine

October 10 
Student Disruption: Managing Difficult Behavior in the Classroom
Room 49 Time: 3-4:30
Associate Dean, Counseling & Student Development, Tom Jaynes

October 30 
Hybrid Courses: Maximizing Resources
Room 363 Time: 3:30 – 4:30PM
Communications Discipline Chair Tom Gould

November 8 
Managing the Stress of Education
Room 49 Time: 10 – 12am
Assistant Dean, University Transfer (Interim) Peter Wooldridge

November 14 
Beyond “Hola”:  Frontline Spanish for Durham Tech Faculty and Staff
Room: 941 Time: 3 – 5pm
Dean, AS/UT Maria Fraser-Molina

November 20
How to Improve Teaching through Portfolio Development
Room: 500 Time: 3 – 4:30pm
Presented by the TLC and the Excellence in Teaching Committee
Refreshments will be served


Spring 2002

February 11
Employability Skills: Writing, Speaking, Collaborating, and Teamwork
Dr. JoAnn Buck, Chair, English Department, Guilford Technical Community College

February 25
WESTLAW Campus Workshop
Jane Lyonnais, Durham Technical Community College

March 1
Using Streaming Technology to Enhance Classroom Instruction
Dr. David Covington, Professor of English, North Carolina State University

April 12
Soft Skills Workshop for new online instructors

April 24
Infinity Workshop
Presented in cooperation with the Professional Development Committee
Chuck Wessell, Durham Technical Community College

April 26
Active and Cooperative Learning
Dr. Richard M. Felder, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University

April 29
Math Anxiety Workshop
Presented in cooperation with the Professional Development Committee
Lee Ann Spahr, Durham Technical Community College

May 14
Communication Skills in the Workplace: Employers Talk Back
Nancy Martin Young, Department of English, Wake Tech Community College

May
Publication and distribution of TLC journal Learning Matters


Fall 2001

August 13-14
New Faculty Orientation

October 30
Reading
, Writing, and Technology Workshop
Dr. David Covington, Professor of English, North Carolina State University

October 19 and 26
Workshop on Educational Psychology
Presented for Durham Tech Dental Faculty
Dr. Peter Wooldridge, Durham Technical Community College

October 16
Using Writing in All Classrooms
Dr. Thomas Gould and other Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer Faculty
Durham Technical Community College
A workshop designed to provide a forum to discuss writing across the college and related issues.