Staff and Organizational Development

Staff and Organizational Development

First Year Experience Program
for Tenure-Track Faculty 2014 – 2015

The First Year Experience Program at De Anza College has been created to help new tenure-track faculty settle into the culture and community of De Anza College. Although new employees often arrive with extensive experience from other college institutions, each institution has its own unique environment. This is a year-long program that meets on a monthly basis.

Fall Quarter

The Director of the Office of Staff and Organizational Development and the Tenure Review Coordinator will guide tenure candidates through the processes and procedures of completing their classroom observations for Phase I of the Tenure Process. Topics will include: What to expect from your committee members, what committee members will expect from you, and guidelines and practical tips.

A representative from the FHDA Faculty Association, and/or the De Anza Campus FA Conciliator, will discuss contract topics that are pertinent to new faculty such as scheduling, fulltime and part-time assignments; FSA’s and how they relate to a reduction-in-force; leaves that are available to faculty; personal necessity leave, sick leave, unpaid leave, and contract reduction. If time allows they will also cover load and class size. Bring your FA Contract with you to this session.

This workshop focuses on defining and articulating how you frame your pedagogy via the Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI).  The TPI allows us look more deeply at the underlying values and assumptions related to teaching and learning and gives us a process for critical reflection by articulating a faculty member’s beliefs about learning, knowledge, and the social role of "teacher."  Prior to the workshop participants will need to go to www.TeachingPerspectives.com and take the TPI and bring the results to the workshop.

This workshop focuses on writing your self-evaluation, an important part of the tenure process that affects all phases of tenure. Learn what to include, what NOT to include, and get guidelines and practical tips.

 

Winter Quarter

Information will be presented to help assure legal access and to enhance success for students with disabilities & alternate learning styles. Facilitated by the, Directors of Disability Support Services and the Educational Diagnostic Center, this workshop will familiarize participants with the law and resources that are available through these two De Anza College programs.

The Director of the Office of Staff & Organizational Development & De Anza's Human Resources representative will do a quick review of the PGA/PAA application, cover eligibility requirements, help you define what constitutes a professional growth activity, and explain how PGA/PAA relates to advancement on the faculty step and column salary scale. Participants will receive a PGA/PAA Organizer.

The Director of the Office of Equity, Social Justice & Multicultural Education will lead this workshop that introduces the concept of cultural humility and its importance to faculty, students and in the classroom. This workshop seeks to pose questions such as: Why is there a need to be culturally responsive in the classroom? and What is cultural humility anyway? and How does that impact the classroom?

At this workshop an overview of the SLO Assessment Process will be presented. Participants will be guided through the log-in procedure to their TracDat accounts (emailed to new faculty during Fall). The group will then enter either mock or real assessment materials for one of the SLO statements for one of the classes taught during a previous quarter, and finish the session by generating of a report on SLOACs (student learning outcome assessment cycle) for their department/area.
Spring Quarter

This interactive training session for Tenure Candidates will check in regarding the results of Phase I Tenure Process and then review the timeline & due dates for Phase II processes, facilitated by the Director of the Office of Professional & Organizational Development & Tenure Review Coordinator.

This 50 minutes session is a general overview of Kolb's Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, and Emotional Intelligences, and other conditions and circumstances that may impact a student. These multiple ways of knowing our students & teaching and learning concepts can enhance student learning and success and deepens our own practice of teaching and learning.

This 50 minute session workshop is designed to give an overview of EI, and to discuss the importance of emotional intelligence in the classroom, and to develop ways / techniques to foster EI in your classroom to enhance learning. Come prepared with examples of what's worked and situations that need work.

Collaborative Learning is a pedagogical approach in which structured learning activities dependent on group deliberations are created. The approach attempts to transfer power to the learner, promote group problem solving, and improve the social skills of learners. We’ll review what you can expect in your second, third and fourth years of tenure and what resources are available for you re: activities for campus participation and suggestions on how to continue to integrate with the De Anza community.





Staff and Organizational Development
Building: Media and Learning Center, room 246
Contact: Mary Kay Englen
Phone: 408.864.8322

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Last Updated: 10/21/14