Thursday, December 1, 2016

Upcoming Training Opportunities


DAY
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DATE
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COURSE
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COURSE
CODE
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SESSION#
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TIME
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ROOM







Fri ... 12/2 . Canvas Commons ...
002585
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0007
... 08:00am - 09:00am ...
Q130
Sat ... 12/3 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
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0114
... 08:00am - 09:30am ...
Q130
Sat ... 12/3 . Canvas Advanced ...
001775
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0076
... 10:00am - 12:30pm ...
Q130
Tue ... 12/6 . Canvas Basics ...
002053
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0115
... 01:00pm - 02:30pm ...
Q130
Fri ... 12/9 . FMS Travel ...
002419
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0012
... 01:00pm - 02:30pm ...
Q130
Tue ... 12/13 . Canvas Advanced ...
001775
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0077
... 08:00am - 10:30am ...
Q130
Thu ... 12/15 . Canvas Commons ...
002585
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0008
... 10:00am - 11:00am ...
Q130
Fri ... 12/16 . Google Drive & Docs ...
002588
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0008
... 10:00am - 11:00am ...
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, and more. Individual time may be limited depending on attendance.

Adjunct Appreciation Luncheon for Fall 2016

All Adjunct Faculty are invited to join in a celebration luncheon. This celebration is a wonderful opportunity for adjuncts to feast and catch up with their colleagues after a long semester. Also, we want to honor and celebrate how much we value you and the work you do at the college. Our success and our students’ success could not happen without you. Please join us.
  • Where: Q Building 120-B 
  • When: December 16th 
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Contact Rayan at rayan.klyana@paradisevalley.edu or (602) 787-6697 to RSVP by Dec 2, 2016. Please click here to see the flyer.

Preparing Your Students for Final Exams

Taken from: Darrell G. Fontane, CSU

“Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.” —C. C. Colton

Final Exams are stressful to make, to give, to take, and to grade—not to mention, a critical element in the evaluation of students. Typically comprehensive, they carry more weight than mid-terms and other tests given throughout they semester, and provide that “final” opportunity for students to demonstrate what they’ve learned.

But, as pointed out in Final Exam, an article in UC-Berkeley’s New Faculty Teaching Newsletter, students often complain that “final exams do not always test the kinds of knowledge…asked for in homework or quizzes or presented in lectures” (Tollefson, 2007). Whether this complaint is valid or not, it is important that we devote our best effort to creating good final exams. Read More...

Call for Nominations Employee Excellence Awards!

Consider Nominating a Colleague for this National Recognition! Please submit using the attached nomination form. Nominations due to Michaelle Shadburne’s attention via email at: michaelle.shadburne@paradisevalley.edu by 5pm Friday, December 2, 2016.

The John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards 
Paradise Valley Community College Award Process

Award Overview: In recognition of the long tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership, the League for Innovation is proud again to sponsor the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards for 2016-2017. These awards are open to all League Alliance member institutions to celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. Honorees will receive commemorative medallions and certificates denoting their accomplishment, as well as an invitation to participate in special Excellence Awards activities at the Innovations conference, March 12-15, 2017 in San Francisco,

Eligibility: Minimum of three years full-time employee status at Paradise Valley Community College. Please click here for more information.

Tech Tips

A browser cache stores copies of web pages you visit which allows the pages to load faster. Clearing the cache helps keep pages updated with the correct information. For information on how to clear your browser cache, click here.

Canvas Corner
Do you know what the different Icons mean in the Canvas Gradebook? There are different icons and colors in the Canvas Gradebook. Depending on how you grade assignments (manually or otherwise), you will see different icons or colors. Icons and colors are simply gradebook indicators to assist you with course grading. For more information please click here.