Flex Approved Podcasts

Diversity & Demographics

Flex Credit Podcast
1.5 hrs

POD:09 - Elementary Spanish for SRJC Personnel

Nora Wilkins

The podcast will deliver “real world” basic language and culture training to interested staff that interface with Latino students.

A handout to accompany this audio podcast is available by request; electronic copies only. Contact Stephanie Jarrett at  sjarrett@santarosa.edu to obtain your pdf copy (37 pages, 7.03MB).

Elementary Spanish for SRJC Personnel

1.0 hrs

POD:12 - Disability Awareness Panel

Petaluma Campus employees and students

SRJC Faculty, staff, administrators, and students discuss disability issues and accommodations.

    Disability Awareness Panel

1.5 hrs

POD:18 Stop the Hate
Presenter(s): Greg Miraglia, Linda Jay
Stop The Hate is an educational initiative of Campus Pride and supports colleges and universities in preventing and combating hate on campus as well as fostering the development of community. The national program serves as the premiere source of anti-hate educational resources for higher education institutions and campus communities. The Stop The Hate program reflects Campus Pride's commitment to provide social justice tools for combating bias and hate crimes in all its forms. Stop The Hate is dedicated to provide the necessary resources and educational training to combat hate on college campuses; and to actively seek partnerships and collaboration among various organizations with similar concerns to address bias and hate behaviors.

Stop the Hate

1.25 hrs

POD 22: American Imperialism

Presenter(s): Anne Donegan
The United States became an imperial power in the late 19th century. This session will focus on how Manifest Destiny and the concept of American Exceptionalism was used to justify taking lands from Native Americans, Hawaiians, Filipinos and more. 

Link to American Imperialism 

1.25 hrs

POD:30 Standing Rock Water Protectors Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

Presenter(s): Chase Iron Eyes
Chase Iron Eyes, American Indian activist, water protector, attorney, politician, and member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe spoke on Monday, April 3rd, in the Student Activity Center on the SRJC campus. Chase Iron Eyes talked about the “Standing Rock Water Protectors Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)” and his involvement on the front lines of the fight, hosting tribal leadership, providing legal services, and joining the Water Protectors in prayerful and peaceful protest.

Standing Rock Water Protectors Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline

1.0 hrs

POD:33 Brain Injury Dialogues

Produced by Lyell Davies/Bainneclaba

Brain injury survivors explore the impact that brain injury has on their lives. Personal, medical, and political strategies for survival are explored. Studies reveal that this disability affects far more people than you might suspect. Used with permission. For more information, go to www.BrainInjuryDialogues.org

   Brain Injury Dialogues

1.25 hrs

POD:37 Planet SRJC: Diversity in the 21st Century

Lori Kuwabara and Andre LaRue

The workshop offered at the Fall 2010 PDA Day discusses what "diversity" means today at SRJC - what we see, what we don't, how we experience it differently both inside and outside our classrooms, and how it affects and informs what we do on campus.

Planet SRJC

1.5 hrs

POD:47 Student Panel Discussing Online Education

Presenter(s): Lisa Beach, Corrine Haverinen
Hear from a panel of SRJC students about their online education experiences, including specific aspects that have been engaging or challenging. Panelists will include students from diverse backgrounds, including those with educational barriers and disabilities. 

Link to Student Panel Discussing Online Education

1.0 hrs

POD:63 The Great White Hoax

Presenter(s): Tim Wise
Tim Wise is the author of "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son" in which he offers a deeply personal take on whiteness, white privilege, and racism in America. Wise explains how white privilege damages not only people of color, but white people as well, in the process providing an accessible and powerful introduction to the social construction of racial identities. 

The Great White Hoax

1.0 hrs

POD:70 We the Future Social Justice Conference 2018- Food Systems, Communities, and You

Presenter(s): Nikki Silvestri
Keynote address by food-justice activist Nikki Silvestri at the We the Future Social Justice Conference 2018.

Future Justice Keynote Link

1.0 hrs

POD:71 State of Homelessness in Sonoma County

Presenter(s): Jennielynn Holmes & Tom Schwedhelm
A meaningful discussion on homelessness and the collaborative approaches, resources, and best practices gleaned from other metro areas. We'll talk about the scope of work being applied in our area, specifically: (a) How to move from managing homelessness to solving homelessness; (b) What current programs are proving to be successful and how we can further invest in them; (c) How everyone can be a part of the solution. 

State of Homelessness in Sonoma County Link

1.0 hrs

POD:72 What If Women Built A College And EVERYbody Came?

Presenter(s): Gaye LeBaron
As the Santa Rosa Junior College campus and local communities reflect upon the College’s 100-year anniversary, various historical events and demographic trends serve as a meaningful backdrop. Acclaimed local historian and journalist, Gaye LeBaron, will provide an insightful historical overview of Sonoma County, shedding light on the role and legacy of Santa Rosa Junior College.

What If Women Built A College And EVERYbody Came?

1.15 hrs

POD:75 Fulfilling the Dream - Resources for Undocumented Students

Presenter(s): Rafael Vazquez
During this workshop, participants will learn about the federal, state and local services available to make sure our undocumented students reach their goals. There are many resources that we can use to make their education more fulfilling. The goal is to make sure that students will then join the workforce upon graduation and contribute to one of the largest economies of the planet. The more we know, the more we can assist our students.

Fulfilling the Dream - Resources for Undocumented Students


Leadership Development & Management Techniques

Flex Credit Podcast
1.5 hrs

POD:03 - Team Building from Within and Without
Alicia Jourdain and Kimberly Kalember

Discussion on team building: The approach, examples, opportunities and outcomes for Administrative and Executive Assistants. The discussion is valuable to all employees.

    Teamwork Within and Without Podcast

1.0 hrs

POD:11 - FERPA Training for District Employees

As a faculty member, administrator or classified staff of SRJC, you are responsible for protecting the privacy rights of all of our students. How up to date are you on the current regulations? Please review the information below.

1. Watch Video:

Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students

2. Read District policy and procedure pertaining to FERPA:

To go directly to each policy, click on the link provided and then click on the “Policies” tab near the top of the BoardDocs page. Then Click on Section 8 and view the policy and procedure for Student Rights and Privacy under 8.2.9 and 8.2.9P 

8.2.9 Student Educational Rights and Privacy (Policy) 

8.2.9P  Student Educational Rights and Privacy (Procedure)

3. Read Annual Notification To Students


1.0 hrs

POD:26 On-Campus Employment Supervisor Training

Presenter(s): Jamie Longnecker, Brad Davis
Overview of requirements to be an on campus supervisor for student employees on campuses across the district. Topics such as hiring paperwork, timesheets, contacts, evaluations, and terminations will be discussed. 

Link to On-Campus Employment Supervisor Training 

1.25 hrs

POD:76 2030 Plan Sub-Committee Update: ADA + Universal Access / Health + Safety

Matthew Long, Laura Aspinall, Liko Puha, Consultants: Sally Swanson, Kelly Hang, Brian Harrell, Health & Safety: Doug Kuula, Phyllis Usina, Maria Banachowicz, Tommy Smith, Gray Dougherty
Outcomes from the 2030 Plan ADA + Universal Access and Health + Safety Sub-committees will be presented, including a summary of current practices and related guidelines for future campus projects.

2030 Plan Sub-Committee Update: ADA + Universal Access/Health + Safety

1.25 hrs

POD:77 2030 Plan Sub-Committee Update: Architecture / Sustainability

Jana Cox, Joe Fassler Consultant: Gray Dougherty, Karen Kuklin Robert Ethington, Alexa Forrester, Kirsten Ritchie
Outcomes from the 2030 Plan Architecture and Sustainability Sub-committees will be presented, including related guidelines for future campus construction projects.

2030 Plan Sub-Committee Update: Architecture/ Sustainability

1.25 hrs

POD:80 How will Measure H “up our game” at each of SRJC’s teaching sites?

Leigh Sata, Alicia Virtue, Scott Conrad, Paul Bielen
Come see a facilities master plan presentation of the expected projects for each of the District's five teaching sites. In addition to the major capital projects, many smaller capital improvements are funded by Measure H. These include Audio-Visual and Technology upgrades, facilities improvements managed by the Facilities Operations Department, and landscape improvements that you may not be aware of. In addition, come learn how the Capital Projects and Facilities Operations Departments work with the PRPP to execute and fund these improvements.

PDA Sping 2017 How will Measure H "up our game" at each of SRJC's teaching sites?

1.5 hrs

POD:82 How District Standards Impact Measure H Projects: Burbank Auditorium Modernization, A Case Study

Leslie McCauley, James Newman, John Fung, Gray Dougherty, Ari Poppers, Leigh Sata: moderator
In this session, you will learn how the newly adopted District Standards directly impacted the design of the Burbank Theater. Considerations were given to universal access and accessibility, building aesthetic and landscape standards, classroom design and faculty input in the process. Hear from participants in the design process, including Leslie Mccauley, and James Newman,, who will be joined by consultants responsible for creating the document. Leigh Sata, Director of Capital Projects, will moderate the panel

PDA Spring 2017 How District Standards Impact Measure H Projects: Burbank Auditorium Modernization, A Case Study

1.5 hrs

POD:83 Emotional Intelligence: A Catalyst for Effective Collaboration and Leadership 

George Sellu
This session will examine the five tenets of emotional intelligence (self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skill) and explore strategies for evaluating and integrating each tenet in the decision-making process within groups. Additionally, this session will help develop norming strategies that utilize emotional intelligence to effectively manage change, communication and leadership within groups and organizations.

PDA Spring 2017 Emotional Intelligence: A Catalyst for Effective Collaboration and Leadership 

1.25 hrs

POD:89 Leadership vs. Management: The Distinction That May Help You Advance in Your Career

Presenter(s): Osman Guner
This presentation covers aspects of management skills and leadership traits, and explores methods to improve one (skills) while developing the other (traits). Examples of the different roles of managers and leaders in various environments are provided, as well as the benefits and shortcomings of certain management styles. In addition, for the future leaders/managers in attendance, there will be a discussion of recognizing, understanding, and eliminating self-defeating behaviors that may be limiting career advancement. 

Leadership vs. Management: The Distinction That May Help You Advance in Your Career


PDA Day President's Address

Flex Credit Podcast

1.5 hrs

POD:01 - President's Address Fall 2007
Dr. Robert Agrella, Greg Granderson, Anna Felciano

The annual addresses presented by the SRJC Superintendent/President, Academic Senate President, and the Classified Senate President.

Presidents Address Fall 2007

1.25 hrs

POD:06 - President's Address Fall 2008

Dr. Robert Agrella, Greg Granderson, Anna Felciano

The annual addresses presented by the SRJC Superintendent/President, Academic Senate President, and the Classified Senate President.

Presidents Address Fall 2008

1.25 hrs

POD:07 - President's Address Fall 2009

Dr. Robert Agrella, Greg Granderson

The annual addresses presented by the SRJC Superintendent/President and Academic Senate President.

Presidents Address Fall 2009

1.75 hrs

POD:14 - Presidents Address Fall 2012

Dr. Frank Chong, Robin Fautley, Debbie Weatherly

The theme for fall 2012 is "Seeds of Change." The President's three major goals are strategic planning, breaking down silos, and generating new revenues for the District.

    Presidents Address Fall 2012

1.0 hrs

POD:15 -  President's Address Fall 2010

Dr. Robert Agrella, Terry Shell and Debbie Weatherly

The annual addresses presented by the SRJC Superintendent/President, Academic Senate President and Classified Senate President.

    President's Address Fall 2010

1.5 hrs

POD:16- President's Address Fall 2016
Dr. Frank Chong, President/Superintendent, with Academic Senate President, Eric Thompson, and Classified Senate President, Kathy Matthies

Over the next two years, SRJC embarks on a unique time of reflection as we plan the centennial celebration, while also looking forward to 2030 and beyond, in the planning of our facilities master plan, and other strategic initiatives and challenges facing the college in the coming years. As keynote speaker, Dr. Chong will outline his vision and a plan to respond to these challenges and opportunities, and how you can be involved.   

President's Address Fall 2016

1.5 hrs

POD:19 President's Address PDA Fall 2018 Pride, Purpose, Progress Plenary Panel 
Presenter(s): Maggie Fishman, SRJC Board President, Dr. Frank Chong, Superintendent/President, Eric Thompson, Academic Senate President, Karen Frindell Teuscher, AFA President, Cece Jones, Classified Senate President, Sandy Sigala, SEIU President, Eduardo Osorio Juarez, Associated Students President
The leaders of our shared governance groups will share their insights with the college community. The panel will address where we have been, where we are and visualize how/where we would like to go, including what areas need to be addressed with a focus on what we can do to continuously improve our support for students.

PDA Fall 2018 President's Address Panel


PDA Day Tauzer Lectures

Flex Credit Podcast
1.5 hrs

POD:10 - Tauzer Lecture Spring 2010 Michael Salinger

Michael Salinger

Explore the bounty of local, organic, and sustainable gardens, farms, markets, kitchens, cooks and tables as Chef Michael Salinger presents and prepares a home-cooked meal.

What's Cooking?

1.75 hrs

POD:13 - Tauzer Lecture Spring 2012 Galen George

Galen George, Chemistry Department

What In The World Isn’t Chemistry?:A Molecular Odyssey

    What In The World Isn’t Chemistry

1.5 hrs

POD:17 Tauzer Lecture Spring 2017 Tammy Sakanashi
Tammy Sakanashi, Health Sciences Department
Given the epidemic levels of obesity and chronic disease in our society – highly correlated to what we eat – let’s look at what we are eating and delve into the ways we can change our environment to live long and healthy lives.

Tauzer Lecture Spring 2017 Tammy Sakanashi

1.5 hrs

POD:20 Tauzer Lecture Spring 2019 Featuring Heidi Saleh 
Presenter(s): Heidi Saleh
WE ARE BEAUTIFUL: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE HUMAN BODY IN THE HISTORY OF ART The human body is the most represented subject in the history of art. We are and have been utterly fascinated with ourselves since the dawn of time. In this lecture, we’ll explore the myriad ways that the body has been represented in various cultures and through different eras. We’ll examine multiple definitions of beauty and consider how aesthetic preferences reflect their respective cultures and times. 

Link to Heidi Saleh Tauzer Lecture

1.5 hrs

POD:23 Tauzer Lecture Spring 2020 Shawn Brumbaugh 

Presenter(s): Shawn Brumbaugh

California, and Sonoma County in particular, is renowned for its natural beauty and rich biodiversity.  From a biologist’s perspective, we live in a truly special place; in less than a one-hour drive one can be at the coast exploring tide pools, to being immersed in the quiet solitude of the redwood forest, to wandering the grassy hills and valleys marked by iconic oaks.  Each of these places has its own natural history story.  The last few years have been difficult for this region, which is why it is so important that we slow down to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us.  Taking time to notice patterns in nature – developing an art of seeing – can inspire wonder and strengthen a sense of place.

Link to Shawn Brumbugh Lecture

1.5 hrs

POD:27 Spring 2018 PDA Day Tauzer Lecture Featuring Sean Martin

Presenter(s): Sean Martin

From Dictatorship to Democracy: Education and the Social Bases of Self Respect: Our society is undergoing historic political, economic, and cultural upheaval causing many to reconsider the purposes and functions of essential social institutions. Public education, and Community Colleges in particular, have been at the epicenter of divisive struggles over the meaning of education, its role in developing individuals’ potential, and its relevance to the maintenance of a just, stable and prosperous society. The conventional wisdom is that our educational system is outdated and in need of reform. But what values should guide such reform, and what would it mean to say that any given reform “works?” Such questions call for a review of our basic conception of justice and the educational institutions required to secure it.

Sean Martin Tauzer Lecture


Teaching, Learning, and Student Support

Flex Credit Podcast
1.5 hrs

POD:02 - Issues in Adolescent Development
Jeanie Harmon, Child Development

Adolescence, once a relatively short period in the course of development, has now extended from the teens into the twenties for many youth in America. Much of our student population, particularly those ages 18-22, display characteristics that reflect an extended adolescence. Students are living at home with parents for longer periods of time, taking longer to achieve independence and self-sufficiency, are less familiar with the demands of the work world and have a harder time setting and achieving goals. How do we support the needs of these students, set appropriate expectations and facilitate the skills needed for competence and self-sufficiency? In this session, we will discuss characteristics of late adolescent development and practical strategies for supporting the needs of students, ages 18-22 in the college-learning environment.

    Issues in Adolescent Development Podcast

1.5 hrs

POD:04 - Basic Skills: Effective Practices Common to All Disciplines

Ann Foster, Tad Wakefield, Karissa Moreno, Teresa Jackson and Phyllis Johnson

Presenters will provide an overview of effective teaching practices for Basic Skills students in all disciplines. Presenters will demonstrate effective teaching practices, emphasizing Active Learning. Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to develop and present a lesson of their own.

    Basic Skills Podcast

Use these pdf files to enhance your experience:

Table of Contents

Basic Skills Handout

Powerpoint slides

1.25 hrs

POD:05 - How to Grade Writing If You're Not an English Teacher
Sheryl Cavales Doolan
Writing assignments have been shown to be an effective assessment of students' acquisition of knowledge. But how do we grade the various writing we assign, especially if our training and education isn't in teaching composition? In this workshop, we'll discuss different kinds of writing assignments and develop strategies for evaluating student writing.

How To Grade Writing If You're Not an English Teacher

1.5 hrs

POD:24 Leveraging Lists

Presenter(s): Todd Straus

Every class features content organized and presented in the form of lists. How do you deal with these beasts? Do you mostly ignore them? Do you ask your students to memorize them? Or do you bring them to life? I LOVE lists and have developed ways to integrate them into class work in order to leverage their significant, yet rarely exploited, potential. If you find yourself at a loss as to how to make lists sing, then this session may benefit your teaching. Please bring three copies of one typical list of course content (for example: a list of terms and definitions or a chart, or an illustration with elements identified, etc.) from one of your courses to this PDA session.

Link to workshop

1.0 hrs

POD:31 AB705 English Curricular Changes

Presenter(s): Lori Kuwabara, Michelle Vidaurri
Learn of SRJC's local response to Assembly Bill 705. All faculty and staff are invited to attend as the changes will impact a variety of GE courses with English prerequisites.

Link to AB705 English Curricular Changes

3 hrs

POD:34 Improving Assessment for Placement Discussion

Presenter(s): John Hetts and Ken Sorey
John J. Hetts and Ken Sorey, of the Educational Results Partnership and work with CalPass Plus and MMAP projects will lead a discussion of Multiple Measures and pilot program models used at other colleges.

Please contact Michelle Vidaurri, Director of Assessment Services & Student Success Technologies to access the handouts for this presentation.

Improving Assessment for Placement Discussion

1.5 hrs

POD:35 Best Practices for Serving Formerly Incarcerated Students at Community Colleges

Rising Scholars Committee

Do you know that between 120-160 people are released from incarceration into Sonoma County every month? Many become our students at SRJC in the hopes of turning their lives around. We invite you to listen to students who were formerly incarcerated who will share what has helped them to be successful at SRJC. Come and hear their success stories and learn some best practices for helping students who have been released from incarceration. Members of SRJC's Rising Scholars team will also discuss best practices for this special population. This presentation is geared for instructors of all levels & disciplines, as well as Student Services providers.

Serving Formerly Incarcerated Students

0.75 hrs

POD:38 The Mystery of Mohammed ibn Musa and the First Algebra Textbook

Dean Gooch

Mohammed ibn Musa al-Khwarizimi was a hugely important mathematician and scientist from the early Islamic period (second millennium AD).  His influence on shaping of modern mathematical ideas is so important to our mathematical thinking that the word algebra, which was taken from the title of his original textbook, and algorithm, which is a corruption of the name “al-Khwarizimi” have become words that are commonly used today.  Dean Gooch, mathematics instructor at SRJC, will trace the history of Mohammed ibn Musa’s work, discuss the probable origin of his mathematical and scientific knowledge, and explain the impact of his work on modern mathematics.

Mystery of Mohammed ibn Musa

0.75 hrs

POD:42 Beta Days and Gamma People': Afro-Eco-Poetics, New Worldmaking, and Womanist Speech Sounds

Presenter(s): Dr. Kim Hester Williams
Kim D. Hester Williams teaches nineteenth-century American literature, African American literature and culture, and U.S. Women and Gender/Feminist/Womanist literature. She also teaches in the Film Studies MA and undergraduate minor programs at Sonoma State University. Her current scholarship considers race, ecology, and Afro-eco-poetics with particular attention to the work of science fiction writer Octavia Butler. Dr. Hester Williams is co-editor of a collection of interdisciplinary essays on race and environment, Racial Ecologies. The book collection also features her chapter, "Earthseeds of Change: Post-Apocalyptic Mythmaking, Race, and Ecology in The Book of Eli and Octavia Butler’s Womanist Parables." In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Hester Williams writes poetry grounded in the long tradition of African American womanist poetics. 

Link to Beta Days and Gamma People': Afro-Eco-Poetics, New Worldmaking, and Womanist Speech Sounds

0.75 hrs

POD:43 What DO SLO's have to do with students?

Presenter(s): Robert Holcomb, Jill Kelly-Moore, Josh Pinaula, Sarah Whylly
This interactive discussion will look at the value and function of Student Learning Outcomes for our students. Presenters will include, two teaching faculty, an administrator and a student. 

Link to What Do Slo's Have to Do with Students? 

1 hrs

POD:51 More Discussion of Kindred

Presenter(s): John Kincheloe
In a joint presentation between the Arts & Lecture committee and Fall 2018’s Work of Literary Merit (WOLM), English Faculty member John Kincheloe spoke about the complex narrative of time travel and trauma in Octavia Butler’s novel, Kindred. In the lecture, again broadcast and recorded by Media Services, Kincheloe spoke of the resonance of Butler’s masterpiece to the modern insights provided.

Link to Kindred Discussion

0.75 hrs

POD:52 Arts & Lectures Freida Lee Mock

Presenter(s): Freida Lee Mock
A&L with an Academy Award Winner– SRJC had the good fortune to host Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock during the Arts & Lecture series on November 5th. Media Services supported the event where Mock, who won for Best Feature Documentary in 1995, discussed some of the behind the scenes processes in making her film Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision.

Link to Freida Lee Mock Arts & Lectures

1.0 hrs

POD:53 WOLM with Walter Turner

Presenter(s): Walter Turner
Kindred, Octavia E. Butler's novel is the fall 2018 selection for the Work of Literary Merit. The discussions were started by a presentation from KPFA host of Africa Today, and College of Marin Faculty member, Walter Turner. Walter spoke for about 45 minutes and fielded a series of questions regarding race relations now and during the time depicted in Kindred 

Link to Wolm with Walter Turner

0.75 hrs

POD:54 Indian Mathematics: History, Perspectives and its Contributions to Our Current Understanding

Presenter(s): Dean Gooch
Mathematics has been part of the religious writings of India for about four thousand years. The archives containing these ancient mathematical documents and the commentaries of these mathematical documents are particularly interesting as the people of the Indian subcontinent have made major contributions to our current understanding of mathematics, including trigonometry, geometry and the basics of calculus. The people of this region have a very different view of how mathematics evolved, and for centuries, their mathematics teaching traditions have been very strong. Learn about some of the primary known documents of this region and how they are viewed and used today. 

Link to Indian Mathematics: History, Perspectives, and its contributions to our current Understanding

1.0 hrs

POD:55 Making Cultural Assets Count: Funds of Math Knowledge in a Yucatec Maya Community and Middle School 

Presenter(s): Felicia Darling
This six-month ethnographic, mixed-methods study explored problem-solving approaches in one Yucatec Maya community in México, and how these cultural assets could be used to inform instruction in a local middle school. The study illuminates a wealth of community math knowledge and a wide variety of innovative approaches to solving everyday problems. In addition, it pilots two inquiry-based math tasks in a Yucatec Maya middle school that are based on real-life, everyday problems from the village. This study supports the idea that students who say, “I am not good in math.” or those who have historically underperformed on standardized tests are competent math learners and mathematicians. Furthermore, these students possess innovative approaches to problem solving that may inform how we teach math, engineering, and maker space skills to all students. 

Link to Making Cultural Assets Count: Funds of Math Knowledge in a Yucatec Maya Community and Middle School

1.25 hrs

POD:56 Entrepreneurship in Any Discipline

Presenter(s): Joy Dalauidao-Hermsen
Our students come up with business ideas all the time, all across campus in all of the departments/programs we offer. Now we can offer them a way to learn about creating a business model for their idea to see if it's truly a great opportunity worth pursuing. The Entrepreneurship Certificate Program (ESHIP) is a 12-unit certificate offered in the Business Dept. that can be easily added to a student's studies and prepare them to launch or build upon their own enterprise. In this interactive and dynamic workshop, participants will be introduced to the newly revamped ESHIP program to learn how it can enhance student learning in any field. Attendees will also learn about lean entrepreneurial thinking and action, innovation, and business model generation to get a taste of what ESHIP courses are like. By 2020, nearly 50% of the workplace will be freelancers and independent contractors, which is another class of entrepreneurs who must understand the whole picture of running a business, even if that is only to promote your own brand. Understanding that there are SRJC resources to support entrepreneurial learning helps student success, individual development and larger community success as well.

Link to Entrepreneurship in Any Discipline

1.5 hrs

POD:57 Integrated Planning for Equity and Success

Presenter(s): Li Collier, Audrey Spall, Matthew Long, Kyle Wallstrum, KC Greaney
This session will highlight some accomplishments through various student success initiatives, and share with participants of the recent efforts at SRJC in integrating Student Equity, Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) and Basic Skills Initiative, and the resulting Five Integrated Student Success Goals: Teaching and Learning; Invited and Welcomed; Guided and Supported; Engaged and Empowered; Succeeding and Completing. Using this integrated framework, the participants will engage in brainstorms and discussion on how SRJC may achieve these goals.

Link to Integrated Planning for Equity and Success

up to 8 hrs

POD:59 SRJC Instructor Expertise Share-out

Presenter(s): Felicia Darling
This is a series of podcasts that Felicia Darling hosts. She interviews SRJC faculty, researchers, and former SRJC students in order to shed light on research and practices that break down barriers to learning for students. This is a great way to pick up practices, strategies, and tips that can be used across the disciplines to create more equitable classrooms. These are a sampling of guests: Dan Munton, SRJC Math; Carlos Valencia SRJC Math and College Skills; Abigail Zoger, Biology; Laura Aspinall, Disability Resources; Dr. Michael Washington, researcher; and Juan Soto engineer and former SRJC student. The collection of podcasts will continue to grow as more SRJC faculty are interviewed. Each podcast is between 38 and 78 minutes long. These are the same as the videos on the Youtube Teachin' It! Channel.

Link to Sound Cloud

1.0 hrs

POD:60 George Orwell into the 21st Century

Presenter(s): WOLM 4 Student Panel Discussion
'Along with technical setups, several events were videorecorded, including the final WOLM lecture, a student panel discussion on George Orwell in the 21st Century.'
George Orwell into the 21st Century

1.0 hrs

POD:61 Orwell’s 1984

Presenter(s): John Kincheloe
Media Services set up and recorded yet another lecture discussing George Orwell’s novel, 1984, as part of the college’s ongoing discussion of the text as its WOLM for Spring 2018. The presentation, titled #NoisefulUnpatientSpiders was presented by English instructor John Kincheloe, and discussed the themes of new media in the text.

Orwell’s 1984

1.0 hrs

POD:64 Nonviolence and Human Destiny

Presenter(s): Michael Nagler
This will be a presentation of the “State of the Art” of nonviolence today, and its significance for the cultural, economic, and political shifts that are underway. We will consider Gandhi’s contributions to economic theory and social change, duly adjusted to modern conditions, and place special emphasis on the “paradigm shift” in science regarding the potential of human nature.

Nonviolence and Human Destiny

0.75 hrs


While Orwell’s depiction of totalitarian power in 1984 has been much studied and discussed, little attention has been paid to the novel’s awareness of relationships between power and aesthetics. Dr. Karen Walker will bring that aspect of the novel to light––and raise questions about the role beauty plays in our own lives.


0.75 hrs

POD:66 Spring 2018 PDA Day Throw Out Your Textbook

Presenter(s): Todd Straus
Classes will dull your mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity -Beautiful Mind mathematician John Nash. More and more of us educators agree with John Nash; and many of us feel that the problem lies largely with our textbooks. Most textbooks are really reference books with exercises. The internal logic of these books is that of the author whose goal is to cover material in logical sequence. The problem is that learning is a complex creative and associative process requiring repetition, detours, constant reconnections and pleasure. The average textbook is not written with the learner or the natural learning process in mind. Too many of our textbooks, with their emphasis on coverage, dull the mind of student and instructor alike.

Throw Out Your Textbook

1.0 hrs

POD:68 Spring 2018 PDA Day How 2 Update a Course in 3 EZ Steps

Presenter(s): Chas Crocker & Adrienne Leihy
Learn how to quickly and easily update a course and whether it impacts certificates/majors and Recommended Course Sequences.

How 2 Update a Course in 3 EZ Steps

1.25 hrs

POD:69 Spring 2018 PDA Day The Use of Narratives in the Classroom

Presenter(s): Dean Gooch
Did you know that the famous mathematician Everiste Galois died at the age of twenty-one as the result of a duel over a woman? Were you aware that the world 'Algebra' has an Arabic language origin? Do you have stories that you use in your classes? Using story telling to enhance students' understanding is an important tool for giving depth to subjects that are often considered dry. In my area, Mathematics, stories about important historic figures help students to understand past struggles in mathematical thought. Personal narratives help me to connect with some of my students. I use story telling to inform my students about everything from why we learn about mathematics to how to properly take a final exam. Come to this session and share some of your own narratives and learn from your fellow colleagues.

The Use of Narratives in the Classroom

1.0 hrs


Presenter(s): MARK STAPP, PHD
The philosopher Søren Kierkegaard critiqued what he saw as intellectual hubris among his Enlightenment contemporaries. He argued that human beings tend to forget that they are existing creatures rather than abstract intellects. Our own age shares some of the confidence and ambition at which Kierkegaard raised pencil image of Soren Kierkegaard an eyebrow. Are the most fundamental human questions answerable by technology and Big Data analysis? Are much-publicized beliefs that death is “solvable” or in an impending technological singularity as reasonable as they might seem? This talk explores how Kierkegaard’s response to his own age remains relevant to ours.


1.25 hrs

POD:79 Multiple Measures: Promising Research for Improving Student Placement

KC Greaney, Blair Lamb
California Community Colleges are required by Title 5 to use multiple measures, not solely a standardized test score, to place students into the Math, English and ESL pathways. In this session, attendees will gain an understanding of the mandated requirements for the assessment and placement of students, and learn about promising research from other California Community Colleges showing models of Multiple Measures implementation that have proven to more accurately place students. Successful Multiple Measures used by other colleges include: High School GPA, Last Grade earned in the subject, recency of Coursework, Grit or Student Agency and Academic Self-Efficacy. After a review of relevant research, participants will discuss possible application for SRJC.

Multiple Measures: Promising Research for Improving Student Placement

1.5 hrs

POD:81 Book Talk: Community Colleges and Defining Student Success

Karen Frindell Teuscher, Terry Mulcaire, Alexa Forrester, Eric Thompson
With the book Redesigning America's Community Colleges as our prompt, the purpose of our workshop, which is co-sponsored by the Academic Senate and the All Faculty Association, is to share perspectives and have an intellectual discourse on the merits and downfalls of the topics raised in this thought-provoking text. Participants will not have to be familiar with the book; this is simply a discussion of the issues within it.

PDA Spring 2017 Book Talk: Community Colleges and Defining Student Success

1.5 hrs

POD:85 Growth Mindset Strategies for Student Success

Genevieve Bertone, Vince Hamilton, Lauralyn Larsen, Carmen Castillo, Mary Sandberg
Growth Mindset is a framework that aims to change student beliefs about learning. This session will provide an introduction to Growth Mindset.

PDA Spring 2017 Growth Mindset Strategies for Student Success

1.0 hrs

POD:86 Scientific Teaching

Presenter(s): Dan Famini, Katy Jamshidi, Abigail Zoger
Join a community of faculty members who are interested in the incorporating teaching methods that researchers have shown to improve student learning and success. Last spring, our Community of Practice met and worked on assessment, active learning and equity and diversity in teaching. This meeting will be a kick off to a series of meetings this fall to help each faculty member create and implement new techniques in their classroom, such as using clickers, pre and post assessment and more.

Scientific Teaching

1.15 hrs

POD:87 Petaluma Measure H Projects

Presenter(s): Catherine Williams, Matthew Long, Leigh Sata, tBP Architects
Petaluma Campus community members and our District colleagues are invited to a presentation and discussion of where we are in the process of identifying Petaluma programming needs and designing facilities to meet these needs. tBP Architects will present proposed affected programs and discuss possible site implications. Join us as we consider how Petaluma Campus facilities can be designed to increase student engagement, retention, and completion.

Petaluma Measure H Projects

1.15 hrs

POD:88 Change Their Game Plan - Make a Difference By Teaching in Jail Round 2

Presenter(s): Regina Guerra, Nancy Miller, Sal Hernandez, Claudia Leiva, Cathy Burgett
SRJC has partnered with the Sheriff's Office and the Probation Department to offer a variety of courses to inmates under the Corrections/Reentry Education Program. Faculty and staff members will provide an overview of the program, as well as a preview of the expanded schedule for fall. Faculty members will provide highlights of the summer integrated training program that focused on Culinary Arts and answer questions for those who would like to get involved.

Change Their Game Plan - Make a Difference By Teaching in Jail Round 2

1.5 hrs

POD:90 Strong workforce Program Funding - Round 2

Presenter(s): CTE Staff
Come hear about the next round of funding for Strong Workforce Program and other pertinent CTE funds. Topics include: SWP 101, Deeper dive on SWP metrics, CTE Projects - Local and Regional, Launch Board 101, Strategic Planning for SWP, RFP's and Program Recommendations, Other CTE funding

Strong workforce Program Funding - Round 2

1.0 hrs


Presenter(s): Tim Melvin
In 1931, Kurt Gödel published one of the most infamously not-famous-enough works in mathematics: his incompleteness theorems. In this talk we will explore the history behind his incompleteness theorems, and how he showed that truth and mathematical proof are not the same. We also explore how Gödel’s incompleteness theorems relate to artificial intelligence and the limits of humanly knowable mathematics.


1.0 hrs


Over 2000 years ago, eager audiences would fill amphitheaters to have their eyes and ears amazed by spectacle and music, their minds challenged with themes and language, and their hearts touched watching the struggles of characters. Today’s audiences, need only tap a button or run a finger along a touch screen to bring up endless entertainment and educational content; and all from the comfort of their private couch. How can live theatre compete with that? Should live theatre just take its final bow and limp away into nostalgic memory? Why do people still go to see and hear plays or musicals? What are today's audiences seeking?


1.0 hrs


Presenter(s): TERRY MULCAIRE
Terry Mulcaire will discuss two conflicting models of the community college. One sees the college as a public institution committed to the public interest. The second seeks to model public institutions after private sector models. In this model, notions of public interest and public good dwindle, or disappear. In the Student Success era, community colleges have been reformed to fit the private sector model. Mulcaire will discuss the problems and challenges associated with this change.


1.0 hrs


Presenter(s): MARCO GIORDANO
Drawing upon personal experience and upbringing among Fascists and considerable grounding in political theory, Marco Giordano will present a workable and sufficient definition of Fascism for our times.




Flex Credit Podcast
1.0 hrs

POD:32 New Faculty Portal

Presenter(s): Don Webb, Leila Rand, Jerry Thao
New function and features of faculty portal, ADA compliance and response design for mobile use. 

Link to New Faculty Portal 

1.5 hrs

POD:44 Canvas Quizzes: Effective Practices, Academic Integrity, and Accessibility

Presenter(s): Liz du Plessis, Liko Puha, and Corrine Haverinen
Learn how you can use Canvas Quizzes in any of your courses, online or otherwise. We will discuss how the effectiveness of quizzes depends on what you and your students do before, during, and after they take a quiz as part of a layered learning experience. We'll discuss Canvas quiz settings to enhance security and academic integrity, and we'll talk about the effects on student learning of locking down quiz settings. We'll also show you how to make your quizzes accessible to all learners. This is not a hands-on session but includes demonstrations and interactive discussions. We will view sample Canvas quiz questions created by SRJC faculty and ask you for question ideas. 

Link to Canvas Quizzes: Effective Practices, Academic Integrity, and Accessibility 

1.5 hrs

POD:45 Make your PowerPoint Pop (intermediate/advanced PowerPoint)

Presenter(s): Scott Rosen
Learn to enhance basic PowerPoint presentations using animations, transitions and graphics to entertain and focus student attention.

Link to Make Your Powerpoint Pop (Intermediate/advanced Powerpoint)

1.25 hrs

POD:48 Introduction to PowerPoint (PowerPoint Basics) 

Presenter(s): Scott Rosen
Learn to create basic PowerPoint presentations to use as a visual aid to enhance your lecture. 

Link to Introduction to Powerpoint Basics

1 hrs

POD:62 Gun Violence Prevention Discussion w Rep. Thompson

Presenter(s): Panelists Include Evelyn Navarro, SGA President Jonah Gottlieb, Credo High School Student Lt. Robert Brownlee, District Police Jeffrey Diamond, Faculty
Discussion with Congressman Thompson on Gun Violence Prevention Discussion on Monday, There will be a small panel with the main goal of the discussion to have Q&A. Dr. Chong will welcome Congressman Thompson as the Facilitator. In addition, Robert Martinez, Student Trustee, will read the questions from the audience.

Gun Violence Prevention Discussion w Rep. Thompson

0.5 hrs

POD:95 PowerPoint Basics

Presenter(s): Scott Rosen
Learn to create basic PowerPoint presentations to use as a visual aid to enhance your lecture. 

Link to Introduction to Powerpoint Basics


Wellness & Safety

Flex Credit Podcast
1.25 hrs

POD:08 - Keeping Yourself Safe

April Chapman & Bill Stinson

This forum addresses what individuals can and should do regarding their own personal safety. April Chapman, Dean of the Public Safety Training Center, will give a presentation on personal safety, followed by a presentation by Bill Stinson, District Police.

A DVD version of the forum is available for check-out from Doyle and Mahoney Libraries or from the Resource Center. Call ahead to confirm availability of the DVD.

Keeping Yourself Safe Podcast


POD:21 Surviving an Active Shooter Training

District Police
The District Police Department will host a presentation to include viewing the video, 'Shots Fired on Campus - When Lightning Strikes.' The presentation provides expert guidance for surviving an active shooter situation. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer period. 

Link to Surviving and Active Shooter Situation Training 

2.5 hrs

POD:36 What's For Dinner? Tips on How to Live Well by Cooking Locally, Sustainably, and Easily at Home

Cathy Burgett, James Cason, Tammy Sakanashi and Michael Salinger

Nutrition instructor Tammy Sakanashi joins 3 chefs from Culinary Arts, Cathy Burgett, Jim Cason, and Michael Salinger, to discuss the importance of wellness and family meals, while demonstrating how to prepare an easy 3-course supper on a busy night.

What's For Dinner?

1.5 hrs

POD:40 Dealing with Disruptive Students

Ashley Arnold, Margaret Grayson, Bill Stinson & Catherine Williams

This podcast provides information on how to identify distressed, disruptive, and dangerous behavior in students, how to intervene, and on what resources are available at SRJC and in the community. The information will be presented in the format of lecture, case examples, group discussion, and role playing exercises.

Dealing with Disruptive Students

1.25 hrs

POD:49 De-escalation Techniques in the Classroom 

Presenter(s): Matthew Long, Robert Ethington, Rob Brownlee, Byron Reaves
Bringing insights from both law enforcement techniques and student conduct, the presenters will discuss conflict in and outside the classroom and techniques used to de-escalate issues, improve communication and get back to the mission of learning.

Link to De-escalation Techniques in the Classroom 

1.0 hrs

POD:50 Spring 2018 PDA Day Calmness in Difficult Moments: Using Freediving Techniques to Reduce Stress in the Workplace 

Presenter(s): Erin Magee
Freediving is a sport that requires athletes to undergo large amounts of pressure, both literally and figuratively, and that requires divers to remain calm as they attempt to achieve extreme depths on a single breath. While not many of us freedive, we all encounter day-to-day stressors that we need to address in order to keep ourselves healthy and productive at work. Six-time national record holding freediver Erin Magee will introduce techniques freedivers use to handle stress, lower their heart rates and maintain calmness in difficult moments. *Presented by fitSRJC

Calmness in Difficult Moments: Using Freediving Techniques to Reduce Stress in the Workplace 

1.5 hrs

POD:58 Cell Phone Addiction - The Way We Use Cell Phones Is Changing Our Brains

Presenter(s): Robert Caruso
Cell phone usage can be addictive. Today, many people would rather text than talk, and a face to face conversation means Skyping. Is this the kind of society we want to live in? Is it too late to prevent this from happening? Join in a discussion about how we are adopting cellular technology, potential consequences and how we can address the issue.

Link to Cell Phone Addiction - The Way We Use Cell Phones Is Changing Our Brains

1.5 hrs

POD:67 Spring 2018 PDA Day Trauma Informed Support for Students and Staff in the Aftermath of the Sonoma County Fires

Presenter(s): Claire Beery, Jeanie Harmon
Many of our students and staff are experiencing trauma related grief, stress, and loss in the wake of the Sonoma County fires. In this session, we will discuss behaviors that express disaster related stress and strategies for appropriate response and support.

Trauma Informed Support for Students and Staff in the Aftermath of the Sonoma County Fires


Workplace Effectiveness & Interpersonal Skills

Flex Credit Podcast
1.0 hrs

POD:39 The Promise of Financial Aid

Jana Cox, Rachel Cutcher
Important endeavors and changes that effect our community with regard to accessing financial aid at SRJC will be reviewed and discussed. Attendees will have a better understanding when guiding students through their experiences at SRJC.

PDA Fall 2016 The Promise of Financial Aid

1.75 hrs

POD:41 Plenary Session: Stronger Together 

Presenter(s): Dr. Frank Chong, Jane Saldana-Talley, Pedro Avila, Karen Furukawa, Kate Jolley
The leaders of SRJC share their insights with the college community reflecting on the core mission of SRJC and in considering how SRJC might change in the coming months and years, always focusing on what is best for our students. 

Link to Plenary Session Stronger Together 

1.0 hrs

POD:46 Be More Professionaler

Presenter(s): Guy Tillotson
This learn-then-do workshop is for administrators, professors, and classified professionals who wish to improve their communication, analysis, and self-management skills. After a quick self-assessment, we will review tips on improving several workplace soft skills such as goal-based oral communication, effective e-mailing, public speaking, critical observation, and self-organization. We will use the last segment to choose a skill and practice the application of new strategies. Bring a laptop and your positive, pride-swallowing self to this session. Possible outcomes? Increased confidence and effectiveness, decrease in communication frustrations, and a budding partnership with others who enjoy self-improvement.

Link to Be More Professionaler

1.5 hrs

POD:74 Faculty Innovation & Passion in Attracting & Keeping Students

Dr. Mary Kay Rudolph, Academic Affairs, Eric Thompson, Robin Fautley, Academic Senate, Mark Anderman, Stephanie Sanchez, Department Chair Council, Mark Ferguson, Terry Mulcaire, All Faculty Association
SRJC's reputation of excellence is based on the work of innovative faculty. Our exceptional courses and programs start with faculty members who are passionate about their disciplines, and who create inspiring opportunities for our students and communities. Sonoma County's changing demographics- as well as our unprecedented wave of faculty hiring- present an ideal opportunity for SRJC faculty to participate in the design of an enrollment strategy to meet the needs of our community. Please bring your ideas, and join your colleagues for this conversation. This session is co-hosted by Academic Affairs, Department Chairs Council, Academic Senate and the All Faculty Association.

PDA Fall 2016 Faculty Innovation & Passion in Attracting & Keeping Students

1.5 hrs

POD:84 Introduction to Compassion Cultivation Training Developed at Stanford University

Robert Cusick, Barbara King
This is an introductory workshop to Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT). The training was developed by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers at the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. It combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research. CCT is designed to support anyone who wants to cultivate compassion for themselves and for others. This includes: parents and caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals and therapists, executives and managers, public service leaders, employees, and individuals seeking to increase awareness and mindfulness.

PDA Spring 2017 Introduction to Compassion Cultivation Training Developed at Stanford University

4 hrs

POD:119 New Contract and Adjunct Faculty Professional Learning Orientation

Presenter(s): Various

This orientation is for New Contract Faculty and new/returning Adjunct Faculty. The program consists of a welcome by administrators and informational presentations by representatives from various departments.

New Contract and Adjunct Faculty Professional Learning Orientation