Fall 2021
Spring 2021 ONLINE ON_DEMAND PODCASTS ARCHIVE

 

Fall 2021

Remote Professional Development Activities

See Faculty/Adjunct Trainings Below

Classified/Management Trainings

List of Standing Activites

4CSD Resources

 

 

Approved Activities/Workshops


If an activity that does not list specific hours or is not on the following list, you may submit an Individual or group proposal for committee review and approval for Flex credit.

Link to submit an individual or group activity
 

DATE/FLEX CREDIT

STANDING ACTIVITIES  

LOCATION

Dates and Times Vary

Flex Credit: Varies

Canvas Workshops

Presenter(s): Varies

The Distance Education department offers a wide variety of online workshops, one-on-one appointments to assist faculty with issues such as online pedagogy, the use of online instructional tools, multimedia creation, and delivery, and more. Currently, we are offering our Six Week Online Special Expertise course, Canvas Basics,  Canvas Next Steps, Canvas Power Features, Accessibility Testing Tools, and TechConnect integration in Canvas. Additionally, we regularly host a variety of workshops that address tools such as PlayPosit, and Voice Thread.  To learn more or sign up, please see our Sign-Up, Genius Page.

 Sign-Up, Genius Page.
July 2021
     
August 2021
Thursday, August 12
 
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 5.00 hrs 
03:A Adjunct Faculty Orientation
 
Presenter(s): Various
 
This orientation is open to all adjunct faculty members and is approved for 5 hours of flex credit. Please join us to get helpful information about SRJC procedures and policies, meet fellow adjunct and full-time faculty colleagues and SRJC department representatives, get your questions answered, and earn flex credit!
 
Adjuncts were sent an email with the Zoom link
September 2021

Wednesday, September 1

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: Flipped Again by Covid

Presenter: Rhonda Fitzgerald, Norfolk State University

Successful mastery of concepts taught in mathematics courses proves essential to the pursuit of any STEM degree. The flipped classroom approach was implemented in a pre-calculus course with the use of supplemental instructors to build math confidence, bolster student success and enhance students' meta-cognitive
skill. During the Spring 2020 Semester, COVID flipped the flipped classroom and additional strategies needed to be implemented. Overall, students’ who completed the Pre-Calculus course with the Flipped Classroom model had a higher GPA each semester in which the grades were collected for the evaluation. In this
talk, I will discuss the flipped classroom approach, the effect of COVID on these methods, and the student outcomes.

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link

Wednesday, September 8

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: Symmetries of Surfaces

Presenter: Marisa Loving, Georgia Institute of Technology

In this talk, we will touch on some of the motivation for studying surfaces and their associated mapping class groups, which is the collection of symmetries of a
surface. We will also explore some of the areas of mathematics that interact with the study of surfaces—from topology and geometry to algebra and combinatorics,
just to name a few. The examples we explore will be guided by my own research (along with various collections of my coauthors).

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link

Wednesday, September 15

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: Let the best one stay: Optimal Conditions for the Assembly of Host-Beneficial Microbiomes 

Presenter: Oyita Udiani , Virginia Commonwealth University

Many animals and plants recruit beneficial microbes from the environment to defend against pathogens. Ecological partnerships of this kind are called ‘defensive
mutualisms’ and provoke many fascinating research questions. For instance, is it possible for a host to select the “best” partners from the environment without ever
knowing their qualities (i.e., beneficial vs. harmful)? I will present a mathematical model of a mechanism for partner choice which conceptualizes interactions between two groups of bacteria (A and B) that battle for space/food within the host’s habitat. The model predicts a variety of outcomes for the game, including competitive exclusion, coexistence and bistability. 

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
Thursday, September 16
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs 
20:A Mexican Independence
 
Presenter(s): Sal Diaz
 
In this lecture, we will cover the actual details of the struggle for independence and cover the important connections that Mexico’s Independence has to the US, Latin America, and Europe
 
Mexican Independence Zoom Link
Thursday, September 16
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs  
 
14:A Visiting Artist Lecture with Art Werger
 
Presenter(s): Hannah Skoonberg, Art Werger
 
An online artist talk with the printmaker and artist Art Werger hosted by the Robert F Agrella Gallery visiting artist lecture series.
Art Werger Webinar Link
Monday, September 20
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs
27:A Combatting Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racism and Increasing AAPI Leadership in Higher Ed
 
Presenter(s): Various
 
INSIGHT Into Diversity presents a webinar focused on the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community across higher education. As most colleges reopen this fall, campus leadership needs to be prepared to confront potential acts of hate and violence against the AAPI community, including students and employees. AAPI people have commonly been named “the model minority” in the United States, a persistent myth that alienates them from other communities of color and beyond. Our panelists will share strategies for addressing racism towards the AAPI community as we have all witnessed across the country in recent months. In addition, AAPI people remain underrepresented in leadership positions at U.S. colleges and universities, according to the American Council on Education. Our panelists include AAPI professionals whose careers have taken them to top positions in higher education. They will discuss the role that current leaders can play in supporting institutional practices and policies that can increase AAPI achievement and promotion.
 
Combatting AAPI Zoom Link
Tuesday, September 21
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs
29:A Leading Institutional Change to Support Equity
 
Presenter(s): Various
 
This webinar will highlight the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work by some of ACCJC member colleges, and the experiences of institutional leaders with developing, leading, and implementing DEI goals and initiatives at their colleges.
Leading Institutional Change Zoom Link

Wednesday, September 22

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 7 hours

12:A UC Webinars
 
Presenter(s): UC Admissions Staff
 
The University of California offers webinars to provide CCC counselors with current information and useful tools to guide students who are interested in transferring to a UC campus.

September 22nd Topic: Undergraduate Research at UC

UC Webinars Link

Wednesday, September 22

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU


Topic: Cultivating a Mathematical Toolbox

Presenter: Katy Martinez, Los Alamos National Labs

At times, the tools needed to address various obstacles may need to be assembled from various corners of the field of mathematics and statistics. In this talk I will
share methods and results from my various projects by looking back at the key skills, either concrete mathematical techniques, or more subjective research competencies, I needed to tackle several projects I have completed. In one project, I investigated methods from both computational differential equations and fundamentals of Bayesian statistics to design and quantify my models for spatio-temporal spread of Ebola in West Africa. In another project, I melded optimization theory,
clustering algorithms, and dimension reduction methods to arrive at workable data for a Dengue risk factor analysis. Conversely, while a problem can be complex
a solution can be simple. I have explored risk factors for Dengue using obscenely simple linear models, and can generate meaningful assessments of the demographic and environmental factors impacting the spread of mosquito-bourne viruses in Brazil using this basic approach. 

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
Thursday, September 23
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs  
 
16:A Chinaco Rebellion
 
Presenter(s): Laura Larque
 
After the Mexican war of Independence (1821), the Mexican population had the difficult task to establish their own cultural identity. By rejecting the European culture and thought, Mexicans were comprised by mix races, Indigenous, Afro-Mexican, and European populations, A new culture needed to include all people’s in Mexico. Thus, the Chinaco—La Raza Cósmica emerged. The Chinaco ideology established revolutionary social, economic, and political systems that were fought by the Spanish conservatives throughout the 1800s.
Chinaco Rebellion Zoom Link

Wednesday, September 29

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: A Geometric Diophantine Equation

Presenter: Kristin DeVleming, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Algebraic geometry is the art of applying algebraic techniques to solve geometric problems while also applying geometric ideas to solve algebraic problems. In this
talk, we will explore both perspectives. A standard geometric problem asks, given a family of objects, what can they degenerate to? When the object is the
(projective) plane, it turns out that the possible deformations are governed by a simple Diophantine equation, and we will algebraically determine all solutions and
thus completely solve the geometric problem. If time allows, we will go one dimension higher, to an equation that we cannot algebraically solve, and use geometry
to guide us to infinitely many solutions. 

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
October 2021 Back to Top
Monday, October 4 - Friday, October 8th
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Daily
 
Flex Credit: 5.00 hrs 
10:A RACE, INEQUALITY, AND LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION CONFERENCE
 
Presenter(s): MULTIPLE
 
The annual conference on Race, Inequality, and Language in Education brings together local, national, and international scholars to share their research and ideas for building a more inclusive world, campus, classroom.
 
RILE Conference Info Here
 

Wednesday, October 6

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: Math and Codes: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Presenter: Alexander Diaz-Lopez, Villanova University

For more than 2,500 years, humans have been “hiding” text in order to communicate without intermediaries understanding the messages. We will discuss techniques and methods developed through history, including monoalphabetic ciphers, polyalphabetic ciphers, mechanical ciphers, and more recently, public-key cryptography. We will end the talk discussing what the future might hold in this area. No background is needed to understand 50% of the talk and for the other 50%,
you might need to know how to multiply and divide. 

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
Monday, October 11
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs
22:A The Importance of the Telpochcalli and the Calmecac: Aztec Compulsory Education
 
Presenter(s): Leticia Contreras
 
This lecture will cover the many facets of Aztec/Mexica education. TheAztec/Mexica people are one of the oldest societies who introduced mandatory education to their society. All people of every class and gender were obligated to go to school, which was unique across the globe at the time. We will cover everything from philosophy of education, to what was taught in schools, to the many traditions that teachers were responsible for upholding among the Aztec/Mexica.
 
The Importance of the Telpochcalli Zoom link
 

Wednesday, October 13

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 7 hours

12:A UC Webinars
 
Presenter(s): UC Admissions Staff
 
The University of California offers webinars to provide CCC counselors with current information and useful tools to guide students who are interested in transferring to a UC campus.

October 13th Topic: Helping transfer students with the PIQs

UC Webinars Link

Wednesday, October 13

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: Rainbow Numbers for x + ky = z

Presenter: Anisah Nu'man, Spelman College

An exact r-coloring of a set S is a surjective function c:S → {1, 2,…,r}. The rainbow number of a set S (for example, {10, 20, 30, 40}) for an equation (such as x1
+ x2 = x3) is the smallest integer r such that every exact r-coloring of the set S contains a “rainbow solution:” a solution to the equation in which all values are assigned different colors (so in our example, either {10, 20, 30} or {10, 30, 40} would have to be mapped to three different colors). We will explore upper and lower
bounds for the rainbow number of the set {1, 2,…,n} for the equation x + ky = z, where k is a positive integer. 

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
Tuesday, October 19
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
28:A Demystifying Accreditation
 
Presenter(s): Various
 
Are you new to the world of accreditation? Do the standards and all the acronyms seem overwhelming or confusing? Then join Commission staff for a fun, yes we said FUN!, session where you can learn what the peer review process and the accreditation process is all about. This session will be highly interactive and energetic, so bring your friends and let's talk accreditation.
Demystifying Accreditation Link

Wednesday, October 20

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: Mathematical Models in the Sociological Imagination

Presenter: Nathan Alexander, Morehouse College

This talk presents an abstract study of mathematical modeling using methods from philosophy and sociology. We will consider a model of neighborhood composition to discuss land ownership, gentrification and their relations to broader social and legal systems. Participants will explore the value of mathematics for critical
democracy, mutual aid, and social action. This talk is math friendly and intended for all regardless of their mathematical background - so bring a friend! 

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
Friday, October 22
 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.50 hrs 
17:A DACA & Immigration Solutions for Undocumented Students
 
Presenter(s): Julie Cyphers, Barbara Ibarra, Eva Barragan
 
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program was created in 2012 to provide relief from deportation and certain immigration benefits to those who entered the U.S. as children. Many of our students benefit from DACA, but the program has been threatened due to attempts to terminate it and court injunctions. Come learn about the latest updates and information about DACA and other immigration solutions for our undocumented students.
 
DACA & Immigration Solutions

Wednesday, October 27

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 7 hours

12:A UC Webinars
 
Presenter(s): UC Admissions Staff
 
The University of California offers webinars to provide CCC counselors with current information and useful tools to guide students who are interested in transferring to a UC campus.

October 27th Topic: Transfer Application Tips

UC Webinars Link

Wednesday, October 27

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence and STEAM

Presenter: Loretta Cheeks, Chief Executive Officer at DS INNOVATION - AI

Harnessing the power of AI and STEAM is resulting in the emergence of innovative technologies, transforming the different ways that humans experience space in
our world and creating novel approaches to solve problems across the spheres of learning environments, business and society. Drawing on many years of practices,
programming, and research, this presentation contextualizes learning and innovative expressions that take place at effective interconnections of AI and STEAM
that is promising to assist learners and educators of all levels. This talk will discuss compelling AI and STEAM use cases and design approaches to engaging in
community through formal and informal learning environments. 

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
Thursday, October 28
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs
18:A In conversation with Charles Yu
 
Presenter(s): Charles Yu
 
Charles Yu is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown (the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction), and the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (a New York Times Notable Book and a Time magazine best book of the year). He received the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award and was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on the HBO series, Westworld. He has also written for shows on FX, AMC, and HBO. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among other publications. Together with TaiwaneseAmerican.org, he established the Betty L. Yu and Jin C. Yu Writing Prizes, in honor of his parents.
Zoom Link Coming Soon
November 2021 Back to Top

Wednesday, November 3

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: A Mathematical Path to the Academy Awards

Presenter: David Haumann, Pixar (Retired)

Parental influences and the race to the moon fostered my early interests in physics, filmmaking, and computers, which led to a career in computer graphics and
animation. This talk will provide a sampling of how vectors and linear algebra are used to represent and transform virtual geometry. Adding physical properties
allows this to be realistically animated using computer simulations; a common practice in today’s Hollywood productions, but an early example was the Pixar short
“Geri’s Game”. 

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
Monday, November 8
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
19:A Memoir Writing and Publishing
 
Presenter(s): Leslie Mancillas
 
Author and tenured SRJC faculty member, Leslie Mancillas, discusses her recent national publications in connection with her memoir about surviving childhood abuse. Mancillas will explore aspects pertaining to the overall process, challenges, and joys she experienced in writing her memoir, as a means for healing and empowerment. Furthermore, she will encourage participants to reflect upon their own personal journeys and life experiences, as sources of introspection and growth.
 
Zoom Link Coming Soon

Wednesday, November 10

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 7 hours

12:A UC Webinars
 
Presenter(s): UC Admissions Staff
 
The University of California offers webinars to provide CCC counselors with current information and useful tools to guide students who are interested in transferring to a UC campus.

November 10th Topic: Advising students with international records

UC Webinars Link

Wednesday, November 10

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: Using Statistics to Improve Social & Educational Programs: An Introduction to the Field of Program Evaluation

Presenter: Silvana McCormick, Redwood Consulting Collective

Do you like statistics and are you also passionate about making the world a better place for all people? I’d like to introduce you to program evaluation, an exciting
and fulfilling field that relies heavily on the use of statistics and applied research skills. I will describe my journey starting as an SRJC and SSU student, through
graduate school, and into my current role as an independent consultant. I’ll talk about the different sectors in which evaluators work, how we use statistics to evaluate and help improve different types of social and educational programs, and share some of the statistical techniques we’ve used in our recent evaluation projec

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
Tuesday, November 16
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs 
15:A Artist Lecture with Jamil Hellu
 
Presenter(s): Jamil Hellu
 
Jamil Hellu is a visual artist whose work focuses on themes of identity representation and cultural heritage, addressing intersections between race, gender, and sexuality. Navigating from a personal lens, his practice weaves together photographic imagery, video, and installation to amplify queer histories and challenge the social construct of masculinity. During his lecture he will discuss his use of photography to explore and investigate racial and gender identities and to create visual narratives that are in dialogue with the queer community, participatory portraiture, and toward the representation of alternative histories.
Zoom Link Coming Soon
Tuesday, November 16
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Flex Credit: 1.00 hrs
26:A Assessment Practices for Continuous Quality Improvement
 
Presenter(s): TBD
 
Assessment practices are the catalysts for continuous quality improvement. In this webinar, college practitioners and ACCJC staff will discuss how the current standards call on colleges to review qualitative and quantitative assessment data to support change.
 
Assessment Practices Zoom Link

Wednesday, November 17

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 7 hours

12:A UC Webinars
 
Presenter(s): UC Admissions Staff
 
The University of California offers webinars to provide CCC counselors with current information and useful tools to guide students who are interested in transferring to a UC campus.

November 17th Topic: Open Q & A Forum

UC Webinars Link

Wednesday, November 17

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: My Journey to Finite Group Theory

Presenter: Dandrielle Lewis, High Point University

I am a mathematician, and if I can become one so can you. In my research, I study classifications of subgroups of a direct product of two groups. My studies led to
some exciting undergraduate research projects involving subgroup classifications in products of groups. In this presentation, I will share with you my journey to
finite group theory, and I will introduce groups and share with you a few projects that I have worked on with undergraduates. 

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
December 2021 Back to Top

Wednesday, December 1

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 7 hours

12:A UC Webinars
 
Presenter(s): UC Admissions Staff
 
The University of California offers webinars to provide CCC counselors with current information and useful tools to guide students who are interested in transferring to a UC campus.

December 1st Topic: TBD

UC Webinars Link

Wednesday, December 1

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flex Credit: up to 13 hrs

09:A MATH Colloquium Series at SSU
 

Topic: Social Organization and its Effects on Disease Spread

Presenter: Shelby Wilson, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Individuals living in social groups are susceptible to disease spread through their social networks. The network’s structure, including group stability, clustering,
and an individual’s behavior and affiliation choice all have some impact on the effect of disease spread. Moreover, under certain scenarios, a social group may
change its own structure to suppress the transmission of infectious disease. Evidence that social organization may protect populations from pathogens in certain
circumstances prompts the question as to how social organization affects pathogenic spread on dynamic networks. We will introduce discrete-time dynamic social
network models and discuss the effects of both pathogenic and parasitic epidemics. In each case, we highlight the bi-directional effects of social structure and infection dynamics. 

MATH Colloquium Zoom Link
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