Spring 2014 Flex Week Presentations


  • Gearing up for Full Accreditation Study-2016
    Saddleback College is less than a year away from gearing up to begin our 6 Year Accreditation Report. We need to begin planning within that time: Faculty, classified colleagues, administrators (District and College) need to be identified who wish to pitch in on this work. Needed: team members and researchers for each of the current 4 standards, writers or co-writers for each standard. Some folks who sign on need to attend Accreditation Institutes. Some State Academic Senate Plenary Sessions (1 in spring and 1 in the fall) usually have a couple of sessions on Accreditation. Please consider contributing to this critical project.
    Presented by Bob Cosgrove, Ph.D., Past President of Academic Senate,
    and Kathy Werle, Ph.D., Vice President for Instruction, Saddleback College
  • Snapshot on Statewide Student Success: a Closer Look at SB 1456
    What are we doing to get ready for Fall 2014? Hear what Admissions & Records, and Counseling/Matriculation are doing to get prepared for new state mandates.
    Presented by Jane Rosenkrans, Dean, Enrollment Services; Jerilyn Chuman, Dean, Couns. Svc.;
    David Francisco, Couns. Svc. & Penny Skaff, Couns. Svc./Matriculation http://ch39.saddleback.edu/Cablecast/Public/Show.aspx?ChannelID=1&ShowID=1519 
  • Geek Report-Can Games Help Our Students Succeed?
    At this session we will do our usual update on the District IT projects that impact faculty and students (and yes, waitlists are coming). Then we'll talk about how game theory can impact higher education. You probably think that games are just trivial ways to have some fun and pass the time with little or no intrinsic value. But have you stopped to think about why students will spend hours transfixed on a video game when they can't pay attention in class for more than a few minutes? What is it about the gaming world that captures their attention, and can we harness it to help our students succeed? Please join us for the fun and games!
    Presented by Bob Bramucci, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor Technology & Learning Services, SOCCCD;
    and Jim Gaston, Director, IT - Academic Systems, SOCCCD http://ch39.saddleback.edu/Cablecast/Public/Show.aspx?ChannelID=1&ShowID=1520
  • President's Part-Time Faculty Reception, Dinner and Program
    College President Dr. Tod A. Burnett provides a comprehensive update and discusses key issues impacting the college over the coming year, followed by a presentation by Jonathan Mooney, speaker and author (http://www.jonathanmooney.com).
    Hosted by Dr. Tod A. Burnett, President, Saddleback College  http://ch39.saddleback.edu/Cablecast/Public/Show.aspx?ChannelID=1&ShowID=1521


PowerPoints and other Presentations:

  • Geek Report (Gamification)-Can Games Help Our Students Succeed?
    Presented by Bob Bramucci, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor Technology & Learning Services, SOCCCD;
    and Jim Gaston, Director, IT - Academic Systems, SOCCCD
  • Social Media & Apps for Educators (Meeting your students where they are) 
    This session addresses how faculty and staff can use some of the most current forms of social media, apps, and productivity sites to enhance their courses and better connect with their students in an ever-evolving technical college experience.
    Presented by Rebecca Knapp, Bus. Sci. and Econ. & Workforce Dev.
  • 403b/457b Supplemental Retirement Plan
    SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, who is our District's Third Party Administrator for tax advantaged retirement plans, will be conducting a valuable retirement planning workshop where you will be able to learn more about the features and benefits of the supplemental retirement plan options available to you as a school employee. Learn how you can supplement your pension with the goal of having a comfortable retirement!
    Presented by Adam Jacoby, SchoolsFirst FCU Retirement Advisor