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Professional Development Day

Expanding Minds and Changing Lives, Oct. 4, 2022.

Professional Development Day

Professional Development Day (PDD) is Oct. 4, 2022 this year. PDD is a day when St. Louis Community College faculty and staff gather to learn about the latest initiatives at STLCC through lectures and presentations.

Kick Off | 8:30 - 9 a.m.

Flying Ivories Dueling Piano Group

60th Decade Celebration Kick Off!

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link:
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Webinar ID: 810 8238 5688
Passcode: 311679

Welcome & Updates | 9 - 10 a.m.

Dr. Jeff Pittman


Additional Presenters:
Hart Nelson - STLCC Transformed
Dr. Christine Davis - Student Affairs
Dr. Elizabeth Perkins - Developmental Education Redesign – Dual Enrollment

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link:
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Webinar ID: 810 8238 5688
Passcode: 311679

Student Panel | 10 - 10:45 a.m.

The Student Experience

A Student Panel Led By Dr. Keith Ware

Nate Davis - Forest Park, General Transfer Studies, AA
Rachel Sokale - Florissant Valley, General Transfer Studies, AA
Justin Pursifull - Wildwood, General Transfer Studies, AA
Maddie McCoy - Meramec, General Transfer Studies, AA

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link:
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Webinar ID: 810 8238 5688
Passcode: 311679

60th Anniversary Celebration | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

STLCC Through the Decades

Celebrate STLCC’s 60th anniversary with an in-person networking event and decade costume contest.

Presenters: Presidents and HR Team

Come dressed in your favorite decade between the 1960s – the 2000s! A winner from each campus will be chosen from each campus and move onto the district-wide contest to be voted on the following week.

  • Campus winners will receive a $20 STLCC Bookstore Gift Card
  • The District winner will receive a $100 gift card to Planter’s House Restaurant.

Thank you Planter’s House for your generous donation and support to help change lives and expand minds!


All staff will be asked to spend the day at one of the main campus locations. Computer rooms will be reserved for those who do not have a laptop.

  • Corporate College
  • Forest Park
  • Florissant Valley
  • Meramec
  • Wildwood

Professional Development Day Schedule

8:30 a.m.. Event Kick-off
9 a.m Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m. Leadership Updates
10 a.m Student Panel
10:45 a.m Break
11 a.m. Breakout Session 1
12 p.m Lunch Break
1:15 p.m Breakout Session 2
2 p.m Break
2:15 p.m Department Meetings
3:30 p.m 60th Celebration: Networking Hour (In-Person)
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Breakout Sessions

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Fostering LGBTQ+ Inclusive Classrooms

An integral part of the STLCC Safe-Zone program relies upon fostering inclusive and affirming classrooms for all students. This session will focus on creating and promoting learning environments that avoid bias and provide safe spaces for LGBTQI+ students.

Presenters: Jeffrey Schneider and Denise Sperruzza

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Mjg0M2FkMGMtY2JjYy00ZWM4LTk5MzAtNmU3NjkwZThmNjZi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%223a785ecf-5e1f-4588-ba9b-c5c5ab309aee%22%7d

Green Zone Training

“Ever wonder what the mindset is of a Veteran Student, a non typical student sitting in your class. Who is the Veteran student that walks on our campus? This presentation will give a brief overview of the students that are among us. Why they are important and where to go if assistance is needed.”

Presenters: George Herrera, Stephanie Leonard

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZGY5NWU3YWItYWUzYy00Y2JiLWE1YzEtYWI4OTBmNmM5ZGRk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2217eb1d84-16b1-45b9-8e6e-05c44449745d%22%7d

Behavioral Health Awareness for Leaders (PAS 1)

This interactive seminar educates leaders about mental health, mental illness and creates awareness of its prevalence. Scenarios are incorporated that lead participants to think through appropriate responses to common behavioral health concerns that are encountered in the workplace. Guidelines are provided on how to most effectively support employees who may be suicidal, distressed, behaving erratically, or exhibiting aggressive behaviors.

Presenter: Amie Merz

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link: https://paseap.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUof--tpzorHdBkwHxnCPHMIhV-MYmtmtku

Gender Identity (PAS 2)

Gender Identity refers to one’s internal sense of being male, female, neither, both, or other. There is a growing number of transgender people in the workplace and their managers and co-workers want to learn how to be respectfully supportive. This seminar provides valuable insight around cultural trends, best practices and respectful communication to support transitioning individuals at work.

Presenter: Marilyn Bader

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link: https://paseap.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qce-qrDooGNA8b7HDT33bB-FM6TcC4wh5

UMSL Graduate Programs!

Come learn about graduate degree programs and pathways the University of Missouri-St. Louis has to offer!

Presenter: Lauren Hermann, Matt Becker

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/9400194668

Canvas: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned

Join us as we share lessons learned from our first two terms using Canvas. We will share tips and tricks that will help you avoid known challenges and enhance your courses. (This session will be broadcast only; questions should be directed to the Canvas Transition Team for quickest response).

Presenter: Online Education, Renita Luck

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZjYzYjUwMzUtNGFlYy00NjdiLTg5ZWYtOWIwYzU3NjljOWFl%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ae5da083-ecf5-46d8-bb32-34fcb2397c22%22%7d

Creating Writing Assignments Across the Curriculum

During this session, presenters will discuss strategies for creating writing assignments across the curriculum. Participants should bring a writing assignment they want feedback on. By collaborating with different disciplines, participants will gain insights into helping their students develop key writing skills.

Presenters: Elizabeth Blackmon, Tori Cannon, Amy Freshwater, Mike Swoboda, and Tori Cannon

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ap/t-59584e83/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fteams.microsoft.com%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%253ameeting_OWQ5YmQxYjMtMmM3MC00ZWE1LTlmNzUtNzJiY2Q4ZDhiNjlj%2540thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%25224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%2522d9e8ecb0-2062-4c5a-b466-29e9e1c56c80%2522%257d&data=05%7C01%7Caramey13%40stlcc.edu%7C52fa4e6d2b394f1c482508da9c087296%7C4cd64bfea7a14304947b1393797262a2%7C0%7C0%7C637993857338129135%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=XwRyrNTV2PKfo1gM5goUQKuxNbHHqAU3iecCNwGGq7I%3D&reserved=0

When Students Call, Do We Answer?

This session will look at telephone data from 2020 to present to learn how metrics have improved our student service. We will also explore what next steps can be taken to ensure every student interaction improves the student-STLCC relationship.

Presenter: Kris Dysert, Dusti Elbert

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZTUzMmI4MjEtYTEyMy00ZGY3LWFhYzEtNzNjYjFlOWI3YmQ4%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%221d1864dc-bdd0-485b-98be-1f05650a31d4%22%7d

Organizing for Success (PAS 6)

This session focuses on the five key elements of working productively – organization, attitude, delegation, information integration and effective use of systems. Improvement in these areas can pave the way to accomplishing more in less time. Participants explore how to best focus their time and energy to net immediate results.

Presenter: Melissa Baumgartner

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link: https://paseap.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudOCqrjIpGdIlqBKgbfy8USQi6EyQQf4K

Wise Use of Credit 

At this seminar, you’ll learn practical, day-to-day financial fundamentals designed to help you explore the benefits of credit and embrace your future.

Presenter: Megan Rector 

Virtual Session Information

Webex meeting link: https://regionsbank.webex.com/webappng/sites/regionsbank/meeting/info/977a9975b3af464ab689aed3a3ee49b1?isPopupRegisterView=true

Active Learning at STLCC

The STLCC Mathematics Department was chosen to participate in an NSF grant titled "Teaching for Prowess”.  One purpose of the Teaching for Prowess Project is to increase the use of Active Learning strategies in community college classrooms. In this presentation, four members of the grant team will describe the grant proposal writing process as well as the grant project.  Most of the presentation will focus on the guiding principles of active learning and how the active learning strategies are being implemented in some MTH 160S (Pre-Calculus Algebra with Support) classes this semester.

Presenter: Kim Granger

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Zjg4ZTQ4NWYtY2U3Ni00NTgzLTgwYjktY2JhNGYyNjVhYzhi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%223a785ecf-5e1f-4588-ba9b-c5c5ab309aee%22%7d

AOER Council Presents Our Action Plan

Faculty across higher education are eschewing costly textbooks and building courses out of affordable and open educational resources (AOER). It’s a win-win for both students and faculty: faculty can tailor course content to their own course objectives and students have access to their learning materials from day one (i.e. can keep up with faculty assignments without having to say “my textbook hasn’t arrived, yet”); plus, the money students save in textbook costs can be focused on other needs that support their academic pursuits.  What’s being done to support AOER projects at STLCC? Join members of the college’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources (AOER) Council as they present their action plan for creating supporting environments to encourage faculty AOER adoptions.

Presenters: Sarah I Smith, Brandy Englert, Kim Hallemann, Maria Darris, Mike Lueke

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ap/t-59584e83/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fteams.microsoft.com%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%253ameeting_OWRjNzY3ZDAtNTIwNS00NjY4LTlkYjItMmRhZDhkNmIyOTBi%2540thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%25224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%2522c86c128b-0c63-4a51-a6f8-31b9d1bc5d2d%2522%257d&data=05%7C01%7Caramey13%40stlcc.edu%7C097079a9e458426314a708daa6213351%7C4cd64bfea7a14304947b1393797262a2%7C0%7C0%7C638004958767422877%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=m3Mbh%2FJhDpIz4MIM7%2BzbNMHLzmmcQq7wYWwRDVuVzSI%3D&reserved=0

Requisition Training: How to Enter a Requisition and Track it Thru Banner Until Payment is Made.

New to requisitioning??  Come learn about the college’s procurement process and how you can use Banner to track your purchases from entry to payment.

Presenters: Marilyn Powers, Amadia Weston, Jennifer Orzel

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Y2UzZjJhOTctMTY2Mi00NzBhLTk1OTEtZGI0NTU2NWVjMGRm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22dcd0eefc-59ea-4c8a-9a3a-2927452b54ee%22%7d

Green Zone Training

“Ever wonder what the mindset is of a Veteran Student, a non typical student sitting in your class. Who is the Veteran student that walks on our campus? This presentation will give a brief overview of the students that are among us. Why they are important and where to go if assistance is needed.”

Presenters: George Herrera, Stephanie Leonard

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MjE4YjIyYmItNDI5Yy00ZGE2LWIzMGQtYjVjNGRhYjg0ZTcz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2217eb1d84-16b1-45b9-8e6e-05c44449745d%22%7d

Developing an Inclusive Community

In this presentation, we will expand on the conversation of inclusion, moreover, cultivating an inclusive community.

Presenter: Amber Moore, Mysha Clincy

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MTBmYzFkODUtNzY0ZC00ODFmLWExYTItMjNjMDMzNTQxODU2%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%223a785ecf-5e1f-4588-ba9b-c5c5ab309aee%22%7d

Managing Change

There will always be change – it is an ongoing phenomenon. Managing it well is vital to our well-being. Participants gain an understanding about the emotions surrounding the change process and learn how to survive change with a stronger commitment to personal and organizational success.

Presenters: Beth Abraham

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link: https://paseap.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArd-CuqzsqGde50qHXK4n7v0s23uRDsKwU

Effective Delegating

Successful leaders know the importance of delegation to accomplish business goals. This seminar covers techniques of delegation, key actions needed to build an environment of success, and tips for matching the right person for the right task.

Presenter: Nicole Harms

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link: https://paseap.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdO2orTIjH91U2PxM4CrVVbjSERsZo72J

Workplace Conflict Management and De-escalation

Conflict and disagreements happen and will continue to happen. This interactive training expands participant knowledge about conflict; helps them recognize behaviors that may contribute to conflict; and provides practical tips and tools for conflict management, deescalation, management, and resolution.

Presenter: Julie Lawson

Virtual Session Information

Zoom Teams meeting link: https://paseap.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdeqtrz4rEtKPoqHm9Wa2OT9LWtg8UXdW

First Year Experience at STLCC

Join this session to learn about the new First Year Experience program at STLCC. Housed under the umbrella of Student Engagement, the New Student Programs department formed through a reorganization in January. In the past 10 months we have redesigned the Archer Orientation experience and created a comprehensive, co-curricular First Year Experience program for new students . This session will review some of our plans for the current academic year and provide insights you can share with your first-year students. 

Presenters: Victoria Cannon, Ph.D, Dedra Duncan, Sarah Kelly, Danielle Klobe, M.Ed., Mariah Palmer, M.Ed.

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/ap/t-59584e83/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fteams.microsoft.com%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%253ameeting_ZjMyNWFmODEtMTY1Ni00MzFkLTkwYWMtYTcxYjEyZjdlNTJm%2540thread.v2%2F0%3Fcontext%3D%257b%2522Tid%2522%253a%25224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%2522%252c%2522Oid%2522%253a%2522cbc7e130-5334-4b81-9aa4-903e480e50a0%2522%257d&data=05%7C01%7Caramey13%40stlcc.edu%7C809ea27971da40fb0e9e08da9755272b%7C4cd64bfea7a14304947b1393797262a2%7C0%7C0%7C637988689250264146%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=lQDzMbqyIBX02iphK2kR276IN1GjgKuS5IZ98ouCOk8%3D&reserved=0

CourseLeaf SYL (Syllabus Software)

We have been talking about it for a long time, and we are happy to announce that SYL (our new syllabus software) is finally ready for use! Join us for a demo and discussion about all of SYL's awesome features. All faculty will be required to use SYL beginning with the spring 2023 semester. If you are unable to attend this session, fear not! We will be holding additional training sessions throughout the remainder of the semester.

Presenters: Jill Vaughn and Nicole Dutt

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85229984844?pwd=T05jU1FkVE1TbjRYNzRWbmN6M2tzdz09

Packback: Enabling Instructors to Teach Thinking Through Writing

Learn how your colleagues foster critical thinking and writing practice through the use of A.I. and in partnership with Packback Questions, an inquiry-driven, student-led discussion platform. Packback uses A.I. to scale real-time feedback as students write both formatively and summatively, while also assisting instructors in grading and managing these activities. This session will review best practices, student engagement and impact results, as well as provide a demo of Packback’s suite of product offerings. Attendees will have an opportunity to pilot Packback following the presentation. 

Presenters: Kim Barr, Neelima Bhavsar, Caitlin Kern

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fus06web.zoom.us%2Fj%2F83284252821%3Fpwd%3DSTNTRElrRkRCenBsSzVOcS9MeHYxUT09&data=05%7C01%7Caramey13%40stlcc.edu%7C125ec67c4f094af5bc3a08da9cd94e86%7C4cd64bfea7a14304947b1393797262a2%7C0%7C0%7C637994754537198706%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=sYoje6gp8MVvVJGQwCYMUyvIEQCXc%2BdDKtZnlEotKWI%3D&reserved=0

Libraries in Canvas and Beyond

See what’s new in library resources including the new ArcherSearch. Learn how to integrate ebooks, videos, reading lists, and other library resources into your Canvas course.

Presenters: Kirsten Abotsi, Neil Das, and Janice Hovis

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MTY1NDJiMmEtZjljMy00MzY3LWE2ZTctOTgwNDdkNTM4OTQ5%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22324e838f-1cf9-4a8f-91b3-10be6ea89c3c%22%7d

OneNote: How To Stay Organized In The Digital World

“We're all familiar with the ageless, trusted notebook. They come with some type of cover and then are divided into sections and then pages within each of those sections. But what about in the digital world? How do we create a similar notebook so it's organized and contains our digital notes and online files? This session will provide a basic overview and hands-on look at OneNote, a software application that is found within the Microsoft Office 365 suite to help you organize your digital life.”

Presenters: Jeffrey Wetherill, Megan Greathouse Gause

Virtual Session Information

Microsoft Teams meeting link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YjRiM2M0MDMtNzkxZi00ZTM3LTg5OWEtODMwMGU0NDY2ZDUz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%224cd64bfe-a7a1-4304-947b-1393797262a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2220deea27-362a-45fb-803a-786ab5ee6fad%22%7d

Strategies for Expanding Voice and Opportunity in Academic Spaces 

Dr. Davis will share strategies she has used throughout her career to create professional opportunities for both students and community members.

Presenter: Dr. Dannielle Joy Davis

Virtual Session Information

Zoom meeting link: https://slu.zoom.us/j/95940604978?pwd=RXRmZ2NlK0FabU9FZGhOUmtIalc2UT09

Lunch and Networking Locations

We will have rooms available for lunch and the networking event.

Campus Lunch / Networking Location
STLCC – Corporate College Lobby / Café
STLCC – Forest Park SC - Café
STLCC – Florissant Valley SC - Hallway, SC - Multipurpose room
STLCC – Meramec SC - Lobby
STLCC – Wildwood SC - Lobby
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*If you did not order lunch by the September 16th deadline, limited quantities of extra lunches will be available after 12:45 pm

Computer Labs Available

We will have computer labs available for employee use on Professional Development Day. We ask that you please bring headphones and follow the COVID- 19 cleaning procedures outlined in the classroom.

Campus Classrooms
STLCC – Corporate College Room 208
STLCC – Forest Park Health Science 208, 210 and Library 114
STLCC – Florissant Valley Business 120, 122, 125, 127
STLCC – Meramec Business Administration 202, 203
STLCC – Wildwood Room 207
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General Questions

For more information about the year’s Professional Development Day, contact Katie Kelly, senior learning development and training specialist.

Contact Katie Kelly

Technology Support

For technology support, please contact the Help Desk.

Contact the Help Desk

Interpreter Services

If you need interpreter services, please contact Interpreter Services.

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