Spring 2015 Flex Week Presentations

Videos:

  • SOCCCD Faculty Association Meeting
    Presentation on the ongoing accreditation struggles at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) with members of the CCSF faculty, administration, student body, and board of trustees.
    Co-sponsored by Fair Accreditation, a joint project of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the CTA (California Teachers Association)
    http://ch39.saddleback.edu/vod/1839-The_Fight_for_Fair_Accreditation__Flex_Spring_Week-High.mp4

  • Geek Report: Taking Us to the Next Level
    Join us to learn about the latest trends in technology and how they will impact our colleges. You'll hear about topics such as digitization, consumerization, BYOD, and cloud services. More importantly, you'll hear how we plan on responding to the ever-shifting technical landscape by partnering with a major software company to bring you a cutting-edge system that will lower our costs and provide a stable platform for the future. We have exciting news to share!
    Presented by Bob Bramucci, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor Technology & Learning Services, SOCCCD,
    and Jim Gaston, Director, IT - Academic Systems, SOCCCD
    http://ch39.saddleback.edu/vod/1845-Geek_Report_Flex_Week_Spring_2015-High.mp4

  • Student Success Update
    Learn about spring implementation of Student Success workgroup activity, and new mandates impacting our students, such as the requirement of comprehensive educational plans and how faculty can help support this effort.
    Presented by Bruce Gilman, Ph.D. and Penny Skaff; Student Success Co-Chairs
    http://ch39.saddleback.edu/Cablecast/Public/Show.aspx?ChannelID=1&ShowID=1843

PowerPoints and other Presentations:

  • Introduction to Career Resources
    In an era of cross discipline instruction, consider using resources to help introduce students to career and life directions. The Career and Re-Entry Center offers multiple resources that can help you guide students to careers and life pathways. In support of Student Success Act of 2012 and the 6 factors of What Students Want, career direction and support is the responsibility of the entire campus. Access and explore websites that are available. Academic lessons can be developed for any discipline using these resources. Career Development - it's everyone's job.
    Presented by Don Mineo, Career Guidance Specialist, TCSP 
    Intro to Career Resources

  • Blue Shield 101
    This presentation covers all the basics of our Blue Shield plans, the following and more:
    1. A brief overview of our HMO/PPO plans
    2. How to read your explanation of benefits
    3. What is a deductible?
    4. What is an Out-of-Pocket Maximum?
    5. What is a Co-Pay?
    6. How do you submit a manual claim?
    Presented by Nicole Henry, SISC Representative and Tara Hernandez, Blue Shield Representative
    Blue Shield of California, SISC Health Benefits 101

  • SchoolsFirst FCU Retirement Workshop
    Why is it a good idea to supplement your CalSTRS or CalPERS pension?
    Teachers: On average you will retire with 26 years of service and CalSTRS will replace 63% of your salary.
    Classified Employees: On average you will retire with 22 years of service and CalPERS will replace 50% of your salary.
    This workshop covers: What retirement plan options are available to you - tax-deferred 403(b) and 457(b) savings plans or ROTH 403(b) where contributions and earnings are tax-free on withdrawal. How much you should be saving each month. How to become a SchoolsFirst FCU Member and start your retirement plan.
    Presented by Marcus Eden (jeden@schoolsfirstfcu.org), Retirement Plan Associate, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union.
    Understanding Your 403(b) & Roth 403(b)
    Understanding Your 457(b)
    SchoolsFirst FCU Retirement Information

  • Geek Report: Taking Us to the Next Level
    Learn about the latest trends in technology and how they will impact our colleges. Learn about topics such as digitization, consumerization, BYOD, and cloud services. More importantly, you'll learn how we plan on responding to the ever-shifting technical landscape by partnering with a major software company to bring you a cutting-edge system that will lower our costs and provide a stable platform for the future. We have exciting news to share!
    Presented by Bob Bramucci, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor Technology & Learning Services, SOCCCD,
    and Jim Gaston, Director, IT - Academic Systems, SOCCCD 
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=8A64C85BD5E669C%21105

  • Stop the Gobbledygook! Write Like a Journalist!
    Sometimes it seems the more educated we become, the worse our writing becomes. Bloated language. Too much jargon. Sentences so complicated sometimes even the writers couldn't tell you what they mean! There's a better way to write, and it's practiced by the best journalists. Get a quick primer from an award-winning journalist with decades of experience on how to make your writing more clear, direct, and concise.
    Presented by John Westcott, LA
    Stop the Gobbledygook!