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Professional Development Day

A Path to Excellence through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Oct. 5, 2021

Professional Development Day

Welcome & Updates | Dr. Jeff Pittman


Keynote Speaker | Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande


General Session | Dr. Robert Johnstone


Breakout Sessions

Affordability Builds Equity: STLCC Textbook Initiative

Faculty and staff working on initiatives that aim to improve students' access to textbooks by mitigating costs will discuss their efforts and share student perspectives.

Presenters: Sarah Smith, District Dean of Libraries & Becky Helbling, Faculty Library Chair


CourseLeaf SYL

Come see a demo of our new and exciting syllabi software, SYL! SYL makes syllabi creation quick and compliant by automatically pulling in much of the information required for your syllabus. SYL's state of the art drag and drop calendar tool allows for easy management of your class assignments schedule by automatically populating class meeting dates and institutional holidays. You're going to love it!

Presenters: Jill Vaughn, Director of Curriculum and Assessment & Nicole Dutt, Systems & Process Specialist


Degree Works

This session will cover the upcoming degree audit system, DegreeWorks! In this session, you will receive a short overview of what the new system can do for us, video demonstration, as well as our implementation schedule. With DegreeWorks coming in September 2022, this will be a great opportunity to become acquainted with the new system!

Presenters: Melanie Stegman, Registrar, Jill Vaughn, Director of Curriculum & Assessment


Development Education Redesign Update

Development Education Redesign Update STLCC has undergone significant redesign efforts in the area of developmental education over the last several years. Join us to learn more about where we started, what we've accomplished, and what is on the horizon for developmental education.

Presenters: Elizabeth Perkins, FV CCAO; Julie Fickas, FP CCAO; Kelly Wavering, Professor of English; Sandy Brady, Associate Professor of Reading; Anne Marie Mosher, Professor of Mathematics


Diversifying Your Curriculum

In this presentation, a range of multiculturally diverse materials from different disciplines will be highlighted. The benefits for using such materials for improving student engagement will be discussed.

Presenter: Lisa Wilkinson, Professor


E-PAF: Adding Employee Assignments and Terminating Employment

Come explore how to complete an Electronic Personnel Action Forms (ePAF). This session will offer step by step guidance on the ePAF process and allow time for questions.

Presenter: Marilyn Powers, Business Services Supervisor


Everything You Need to Know About Requisitions

Join us for a fun filled session on everything you wanted to know about creating a requisition but were afraid to ask. This session will cover everything from start to finish-what you need to put on a requisition, what happens after the approval queue, how to read an invoice and much more. Let us show you how to make sure you are giving Accounts Payable everything they need so that our vendors get paid in a timely manner. Learn how to keep track of your requisitions and how to avoid open encumbrances.

Presenters: Jennifer Orzel, Supervisor Business Services, Kim Love-Austin and Laura Westhoff, Business Services Specialist


“How Do You Do It?”: Enacting the Mission through Pedagogical Choices Large & Small

This round-table and interactive session will examine how teachers at St. Louis Community College meet the mission and vision of the college, and the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through their work.

Presenters: Sarah Fielding, Professor, Carolyn Godfrey, Professor, Dan Yezbick, Professor


Microsoft OneDrive for Business - Level 100

OneDrive for Business and Microsoft 365 make it easy to access, share, and collaborate on files from anywhere. Objectives: Learn how to use OneDrive for Business to store your important work files, Examine the advantages and convenience of having all your data available to you at any given time with all the different ways to access your OneDrive, Keep your data constantly backed up with Automatic Backup to OneDrive, Maximize your local storage space with Files On-Demand, Securely share your files by configuring Access Management and Settings.

Presenters: The Microsoft Store


Microsoft SharePoint Online Level 100

This course focuses on the SharePoint Online experience in communication and team sites. Attendees will learn how to share and manage content, find information, and collaborate across your organization. This introductory course focuses on the experience for site members. Objectives: •Successfully navigate SharePoint team and communication sites •Understand Microsoft 365 groups •Work with SharePoint document libraries •Share files and folders with users outside of a group •Utilize shared resources in team sites including lists, plans, and notebooks.

Presenters: The Microsoft Store


PAS Handouts - Disability Awareness


PAS Handouts - Gender Identity


PAS Handouts - Healthy Meals


PAS Handouts - New Attitude


PAS Handouts - Taking Control


PAS Handouts - Workplace Unity


Promoting Events with Event Calendar and Social Media

Need to promote an event to the STLCC community and greater STL area? Eager to connect with students in new ways? Join STLCC’s digital marketing team for a walkthrough and mini-workshop session of the STLCC Events Calendar and a best practices guide to social media. We’ll show you how to create an event in the events calendar and give you all the tips and tricks you need to make your event really stand out. We’ll also share what it takes to run your own social media account for your group or department, including the steps you should take prior to launching a channel, best practices for various platforms, and how to get your social posts seen and shared by the district STLCC social accounts.

Presenters: Ben Shasserre, Digital Strategies Manager & Skye Peters, Video Producer


STLCC Foundation: Scholarship Opportunities for Students

During this session attendees will receive an overview of STLCC Foundation scholarship opportunities, current updates and a review of the application process from the student perspective.

Presenter: Nicole Bustamante (Higginbotham), Foundation Data Analyst


Student Conduct Concerns – Annoyance, Disruption or Freedom of Speech. Can You Tell the Difference? How Do You Respond?

Student misconduct issues in the US date as far back as 1822 when a group of University of Virginia students rioted on the UVA Lawn. Since then, students have continued to push boundaries and sometimes break the rules. In this session you will learn: When conduct crosses the line from annoyance to actionable offense. How to address conduct concerns in the classroom, on campus, and online. The educational philosophy governing student conduct processes in the United States. Student rights in conduct matters. 1st Amendment protections and free speech. Making meaning of bad choices.

Presenters: Mary Zabriskie, DW Director, Equity, Compliance/Title IX Coordinator, Boyd Copeland, VP Multicultural Student Services


Technology is Your Friend, Don’t be Afraid to Seek Out a Little Help

This is a drop-In session for using some of our college provided technology in the classroom: Panopto, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Whiteboard, Microsoft Bookings, QR code generator, and Wacom One writing tablet/screen. Please bring ideas you have or questions that need to be answered to help facilitate discussion in this breakout session.

Presenter: Jason Boehm, Associate Professor of Mathematics Department Chair - Forest Park


Understanding Supplier Diversity at STLCC

Defining Supplier Diversity and the importance of engaging minority and women-owned businesses in our contracting and bid opportunities.

Presenter: Stephanie Smith, Supplier Diversity Manager


Vitality Group Session

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