Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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Saturday
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December 2nd        
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...08:00am - 09:30am...
Q130
Saturday      
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December 2nd
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   ...  10:00am - 12:30pm   ...
Q130
Wednesday
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December 13th
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..12:30pm - 03:00pm...
Q130
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December 15th
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...09:30am - 11:00am...
Q130
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December 15th
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..01:00pm - 05:00pm...
Q130
                  
Technology Open Labs are scheduled twice a week. Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00pm in the Computer Commons E152, and Thursdays 8:30 - 10:30am in Q130. Feel free to drop by with your technology questions regarding Canvas, FMS, SIS, HCM, ELC and more. Individual time may be limited depending on attendance.

Adjunct Appreciation Luncheon for Fall 2017

All PVCC Adjunct Faculty and Division Chairs are invited to this luncheon. We want to honor and celebrate how much we value you and the work you do at the college. The success of your students and Paradise Valley Community College could not happen without you. We look forward to seeing you at the celebration luncheon. Please join us! Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm. When: Friday, December 15, 2017. Where: Q Building 120-B.  Please RSVP by December 1st by sending an email to: susan.ryan@paradisevalley.edu or call: (602) 787-7343


Preparing Students to Lose Their Jobs (And Faculty To Keep Theirs)
Taken from: Alan Ritacco and Heather E. McGowan, Academic Impressions

And considering that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are more than 1.5 million involuntary and 3 million voluntary separations per month, the fact is: job loss and job change are a norm. Job change, whether voluntary or involuntary, is part of having a professional career. As higher education professionals, we prepare students for their first professional jobs. We, as an industry, should prepare students not only for their first jobs, but also to make jobs, and to adapt and reinvent themselves when they lose their jobs.

The agile mindset focuses on cultivating adaptive learners who can leverage the uniquely human skills of: Empathy to find new needs. Divergent thinking to find and frame problems not yet known. An entrepreneurial outlook to turn discovered needs into sustainable value. Social and emotional intelligence to adapt and thrive in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Read More...

The School of Life - How to Stop Nagging and Start Teaching



Tech Tips
Did you know... Faculty can submit a grade change request within 60 days of the initial grade entry in the original grade roster? This is done using the Request Grade Change link in the Faculty Center.
  1. Navigate to the Faculty Center: Main Menu > Self Service > Faculty Center > My Schedule
  2. Click the Grade Roster Icon
  3. Click the Request Grade Change link - If the original grade was entered more than 60 days ago, contact your college A&R office
  4. Scroll to the student, and in the New Grade field, enter the new grade; press the Tab key
  5. Click Submit for Approval button - The Approval Status for the student whose grade you changed will update to a status of “Pending”.

Canvas Corner
Did you know... Due Dates are a wonderful tool in Canvas? By providing due dates for assignments, students will receive reminders on the “To Do List” along the far right sidebar in Canvas. It is just one more avenue to be sure students know what they need to do and when. Want to quickly check all assignments in your course for Due Dates? Go to the Calendar View from the Home Page or from the Calendar icon in the Global Navigation Bar on the left. Select the course you want to check Due Dates for. Any assignments without a Due Date will appear in the UNDATED area. For any easy fix, just drag and drop the assignment on the proper date! Please click here for more information on the Canvas Calendar.