A comprehensive list of professional development events.

Jan
29
Wed
NLC – Title IX Session Series: Stalking Awareness – Know it. Name it. Stop It. @ H226
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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January is Stalking Awareness month. It is critical to raise the issue of stalking as its own form of gender-based violence as well as a crime that frequently predicts and co-occurs with physical and sexual assault. Stalking impacts over 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men in the United States yet, despite the prevalence and impacts, many victims underestimate its danger and urgency.
Stalking is defined as a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that causes fear. Many stalking victims experience being followed, approached, monitored and/or threatened including through various forms of technology.

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Jan
30
Thu
NLC – Webinar: White Privilege – What is it Really? How Can it Be Used to Help Others Who Lack That Privilege? @ K322
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Employee Training IconWhite Privilege: What is it Really? How Can it Be Used to Help Others Who Lack That Privilege?
In this webinar, Dr. Fuller explains the term “white privilege”—who has it and why. Anthropologists use the term “enculturation” to describe how we learn what family, community, and society look like. The norms we enculturate as children may incorporate implicit biases which become invisible to us as adults. Until recently, white men predominantly created institutions and set the agenda in United States government, business, and higher education. For much of the population, there may be comfort in this familiar norm. But this frame of reference chafes and harms many others. The term “white privilege” is used to raise awareness that one person’s norm can be another person’s harm.
During this webinar, Dr.Fuller presents examples that give participants a clearer idea of what white privilege is. She also discusses ways we can use our privilege to help others and ways in which implicit biases can be made explicit and frames of reference can be changed.
Learning Outcomes:
• Be able to explain white privilege.
• Become more aware of implicit biases and frames of reference and how these may impact interactions with colleagues and students.
• Learn how to use white privilege to help those without it.
• Understand how following a diverse set of individuals on social media can reduce implicit biases and alter frames of reference which can improve our interactions with colleagues and students.
• Determine appropriate ways to intervene in situations that may lead to conflict among colleagues and students.
Dr. Kathleen Fuller is an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods. She played an active role in shaping diversity, equity, and inclusion at Johnson County Community College, the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KUMC-SOM), and MCC-Maple Woods. While at KUMC-SOM, Dr. Fuller developed the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in Medicine. She has given seminars and lectures on diversity and inclusion to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Meeting of South Florida Dermatologists, Texas Christian University Conference, Diversity in Teaching and Learning in American Higher Education, and the Central States Anthropological Society. Her scientific publications can be accessed on Google Scholars Page. She also writes extensively on equity and inclusion in her blog: Display Adaptability.

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Feb
5
Wed
NLC – Common Book Sessions – An Astronaut’s Perspective @ H200
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Employee Training IconJoin us as the NLC community comes together to hear from a NASA astronaut. During this lecture, learn about what it’s like to live in space, how astronauts have to think on their feet, and just how feasible it is to send a mission to Mars.

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NLC – Common Book Sessions – An Astronaut’s Perspective @ H200
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Employee Training IconJoin us as the NLC community comes together to hear from a NASA astronaut. During this lecture, learn about what it’s like to live in space, how astronauts have to think on their feet, and just how feasible it is to send a mission to Mars.

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Feb
11
Tue
NLC – Title IX Session Series: Healthy Relationships @ H226
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Counseling Services in collaboration with Title IX will present a Healthy Relationships workshop. The workshop is open to students, faculty, staff and interested community members. The program will focus on assisting participants in identifying healthy versus unhealthy relationships, understanding the roles of stereotypes in relationships and improving communication skills in various interpersonal relationships

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Feb
14
Fri
NLC – Teaching Squares Program: Opening @ K322
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Adjunct Faculty Development LogoInterested in being a part of Teaching Squares? Here’s your chance! The Teaching Squares program provides advisors, faculty, and adjuncts with an opportunity to gain new insight into teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. As part of this program, you will find a partner that you would be interested in visiting their classroom 3 times during the semester. After you and your partner each complete 3 classroom visits, you will get together for your “Square Share.” This session provides you with an opportunity to meet and discuss class visits with your partner. It is a face-to-face connection with your colleague and a wonderful opportunity to share conversations about teaching and learning.The final meeting date for Teaching Squares will be our Round Up, where we will share what things you learned from the experience.

By completing the full series of sessions in the program, on your IAP. Here are the time commitments for Teaching Squares:

1.5 hours – Opening/Kickoff (Lunch will be provided.)
3 hours – Class Visits: You will visit the class of your fellow square colleague 3 times.
1 hour – Square Share: You will meet to discuss your class visits with your partner
1.5 hours – Round Up (Lunch will be provided.)

Attendees receive 1.5 PDUs

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Mar
13
Fri
NLC – Teaching Squares Program: Round Up @ K322
Mar 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Adjunct Faculty Development LogoInterested in being a part of Teaching Squares? Here’s your chance! The Teaching Squares program provides advisors, faculty, and adjuncts with an opportunity to gain new insight into teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. As part of this program, you will find a partner that you would be interested in visiting their classroom 3 times during the semester. After you and your partner each complete 3 classroom visits, you will get together for your “Square Share.” This session provides you with an opportunity to meet and discuss class visits with your partner. It is a face-to-face connection with your colleague and a wonderful opportunity to share conversations about teaching and learning.The final meeting date for Teaching Squares will be our Round Up, where we will share what things you learned from the experience.

By completing the full series of sessions in the program, on your IAP. Here are the time commitments for Teaching Squares:

1.5 hours – Opening/Kickoff (Lunch will be provided.)
3 hours – Class Visits: You will visit the class of your fellow square colleague 3 times.
1 hour – Square Share: You will meet to discuss your class visits with your partner
1.5 hours – Round Up (Lunch will be provided.)

Attendees receive 1.5 PDUs

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Mar
31
Tue
NLC – Common Book Sessions – Martian Maker Challenge @ H200
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Employee Training IconCompete with students, faculty, and staff as you test your skills in a variety of maker-spaces inspired by The Martian. To participate and compete, please download the GooseChase app available for free from Apple and Google. You will receive registration and log in information at the event.

GooseChase Website: https://www.goosechase.com/
Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/goosechase/id437330879
Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goosechaseadventures.goosechase&hl=en_US

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NLC – Common Book Sessions – Martian Maker Challenge @ H200
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Employee Training IconCompete with students, faculty, and staff as you test your skills in a variety of maker-spaces inspired by The Martian. To participate and compete, please download the GooseChase app available for free from Apple and Google. You will receive registration and log in information at the event.

GooseChase Website: https://www.goosechase.com/
Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/goosechase/id437330879
Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goosechaseadventures.goosechase&hl=en_US

Attendees receive 1.0 PDUs

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Apr
1
Wed
NLC – Title IX Session Series: I Choose Respect – A Survivor Speaks Out @ H226
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Come hear the story of Lavinia Masters, who is the name behind the bill that was recently passed that was aimed at reducing the backlog of untested rape kits across Texas. The Lavinia Masters Act:
*Requires an audit of untested rape kits to determine the number, status, and location of all rape kits in Texas
*Created timelines for the submission, testing and analysis for all newly collected kits
*Prohibits law enforcement agencies from destroying rape kits related to an uncharged or unsolved case until the later of the 1) the length of the statute of limitations or 2) 50 years
*Toll the statute of limitations for sexual assault and aggravated assault until the rape kit is tested
*Increase the time the Texas Department of Public Safety maintains rape kits classified as non-reports from two years to five years.
This inspirational story is something that you don’t want to miss!

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