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“One College” goals

Share your goals about creating possibilities for students in the coming year, and see what fellow faculty and staff have submitted.

College In-Service is a once-a-year event that brings faculty and staff together to kick off the academic year. The program serves to communicate college initiatives and goals, as well as critical updates, for the year to come.

PCC Collegewide In-Service
Monday, September 20, 2021
9am virtual program video

Every day, no matter where we are, PCC staff and faculty help students create a brighter future. Join us as we reflect upon the hard-won lessons of this past year and together renew our commitment to become One College for Equitable Student Success.

Watch this bonus In-Service video clip of Mark and Sylvia reminiscing about their work together and their hope for the future of PCC.

In-Service week events

In-Service will include virtual meetings and events throughout the week along with access to pre-recorded informational content for the college community.

The theme this year is One College – Many Possibilities. The plan is to take a cue from the “flipped classroom” and hold virtual interactive discussions, Q&A sessions, community building, and other engagement meetings across the college with content-driven supporting videos, readings, slide presentations, and activities.

*Click on the event title to join the Zoom meeting. If there are any issues with the linked meetings, contact the event’s host. All program videos are captioned.

Monday, September 20
In-Service calendar with Zoom links for Monday, September 20 by day and time
Time Title and Zoom link (when applicable) Host(s) Description
8-9am Virtual Coffee Hour No host – staff support provided by Mona Dolton Take this opportunity to connect with folks across the college. Join this Zoom space as you want and come and go as you please. Participants will be placed into small breakout rooms as they arrive, then every 10 minutes breakout rooms will be rearranged to allow for more connections to be made. Consider it as “speed coffee connections”. Grab your morning beverage in your favorite coffee mug and share with others why its your favorite. Creative Zoom backgrounds are encouraged to get the conversations started. We hope this event will give folks the opportunity to randomly and spontaneously greet and connect with each other as we have in the past with the “coffee and doughnuts” events prior to In-Service events.
9–10am PCC Collegewide In-Service Sylvia Kelley (host) and Mark Mitsui (speaker) Join President Mitsui and Executive Vice President Kelley for a hour-long program reflecting on the hard-won lessons of this past year and the inspiring opportunities for the year ahead. Watch the video above.
10:30am–12 noon Community Connections
One College for Equitable Student Success: Framing and Visioning
Traci Fordham and Tricia Brand Join friends and colleagues to reconnect, re-energize, and begin the 2020-2021 academic year with a spirit of collaboration and promise! In this (voluntary) session, we will be engaging in a facilitated exercise to explore and generate metaphors for our vision of One College for Equitable Student Success.
12–1pm Noon break
1–2pm Panel on Fall Reopening – Instructional Programming Vance Taylor and Angela McMahon Leadership from academic, administrative, and student affairs divisions will take questions regarding instructional reopening for Fall term. During this session you can learn what health and safety will look like in classrooms, resources available for enforcement, how classes were identified to be offered in-person, and our Winter 2022 forecast. Supplemental materials are below in the Content Library.
2–3pm Panel on Fall Reopening – Services and Support Vance Taylor and Angela McMahon Leadership from academic, administrative, and student affairs divisions will take questions regarding services reopening for Fall term. During this session you can find out what services are available in-person for Fall term, hours and availability, and how we are supporting students remotely. Supplemental materials are below in the Content Library.
3–4pm Educational Advisory Council (EAC) Q&A Session Josephine Pino Q&A to answer the questions: “What is EAC?,” “What does each standing committee do?,” and a “how to” tour of Spaces to help folks learn how to navigate EAC on Spaces and the website. Supplemental materials are below in the Content Library.
Tuesday, September 21
In-Service calendar with Zoom links for Tuesday, September 21 by day and time
Time Title and Zoom link (when applicable) Host(s) Description
8am–12 noon Academic and Career Pathways Meetings
By invitation only
Specific Pathway Deans Faculty, advisors, and staff are encouraged to join colleagues at their Academic and Career Pathway team meeting. Invitations have been sent to members of each of the following Pathway teams:

  • Academic Foundations, Essentials, and Gateways
  • Science, Computing, and Engineering
  • Public Services, Education, and Social Sciences
  • Arts, Humanities, Communication, and Design
  • Healthcare and Emergency Professions
  • Advanced and Applied Technologies
  • Business, Community, and Workforce Development

*Don’t know which pathway you’re in? View this organizational chart.

11am-12 noon IT Training – Splashtop Max Macias We will be going over how to use Splashtop to access your workstation on campus.
12–1pm Noon break
1–2pm Career Services Becky Washington, Aimee Bosland, Emily Hordes, Jen Poinar PCC Career Services staff are excited you are thinking about our PCC students’ futures! We can help students as they are asking those critical life questions such as “What do I do with my career?,” “What am I qualified to do with the education and experience I am planning for?,” and “What are my long term career goals?” Navigating steps to planning the education and career path that aligns with interests, skills, and the labor market is less intimidating when someone receives guidance from Career Services. Find out more about how to refer, how you can partner, and what’s new with Career Services at PCC! Supplemental materials are below in the Content Library.
1–2pm Freedom of Expression Update Josh Peters-McBride, Charisse Loughery, Jolle Patterson Over the last couple of years, PCC has evolved our Freedom of Expression policies, and is working to expand its outreach and support to our college community. Come learn more about the great work that’s occurred and how we all play a role in supporting free speech!
2–2:30pm Gordon Galbraith Awards Wendy Fresh and Larry Altree This speech is presented by the Gordon Galbraith Award winner, an award that is given to a faculty member who demonstrates unfailing professionalism in dealings with peers, staff, and students, advocacy of the campus and the college within the community, leadership in the improvement of instruction, concern for students evident in each of their activities, and actions that embody the philosophy of the community college.
3–4pm Student Conduct and Support Charisse Loughery This interactive session will provide an overview of the Student Conduct and CARE process at PCC and how we can partner together to support PCC students. We will provide tools for faculty to respond to students who identify they are in a crisis or need additional support. We will spend time on proactive classroom management strategies (i.e. disruptive student(s), how to establish classroom expectations, different communication types, etc). Finally, we will discuss ways in which you can establish clear expectations around academic integrity through utilizing your syllabus. We will provide time for dialogue and questions.
4–5pm First Generation Staff at PCC Jose Esparza (Hillsboro Center), Greg Contreras (CAMP), and Josh Laurie (Future Connect) PCC friends and colleagues: The purpose of this In-Service meeting is to broaden support for serving our first generation student population under the PCC One College Model. You are more than welcome to join us to begin this conversation and deepen our understanding of the first year college experience. All staff perspectives are welcome to this discussion. In this short session our facilitators will share data compiled from staff and manager surveys centered on first generation statistics, and you will be asked to add input as we dive into next steps for how to engage more first generation voices in this discussion.
4–5pm Accessible Education Kaela Parks Disability Services staff and student leaders have worked together to create content for PCC. This content is focused on recognizing disability as a valued aspect of diversity, embracing access as a matter of social justice, and promoting universal design and inclusive environments for both students and employees. Equal access and belonging are a shared responsibility. Supplemental materials are below in the Content Library.
Wednesday, September 22
In-Service calendar with Zoom links for Wednesday, September 22 by day and time
Time Title and Zoom link (when applicable) Host(s) Description
8am–12 noon Academic Affairs In-Service Meetings
By invitation only
Ann Cary In lieu of the prior “SAC chair and friends” event of In-Service week, Academic Affairs will be hosting 3 brief sessions covering introductory information for SAC chairs, an overview of what’s new in learning assessment at PCC, and a session outlining the key components of our new General Education framework. Each session will aim to connect SAC chairs (as well as FDCs and deans) with key contacts at the college, familiarize them with available resources, and offer time for Q&A.
10-11am Banner Open Lab Max Macias A general session – bring your questions and we will do our best to answer them. Finance, Human Resources, IT and Student Information Systems staff will be on hand to answer questions you may have.
12–1pm Noon break
1-2:30pm Teaching and Learning Support Division In-Service Meeting
By invitation only
Sarah Tillery This is a division meeting for all of the Teaching and Learning Support Division. Sarah Tillery, Executive Dean, will be leading the entire group through a virtual experience to set the tone for the start of a new academic year. Supplemental materials are below in the Content Library.
1–4:30pm Student Affairs In-Service
By invitation only
Heather Lang and Mona Dolton All Student Affairs staff will convene to kick off the new academic year together. This is by invitation only – if the event is not on your calendar, please contact Mona Dolton.
Thursday, September 23
In-Service calendar with Zoom links for Thursday, September 23 by day and time
Time Title and Zoom link (when applicable) Host(s) Description
8am–12 noon SAC Meetings
By invitation only
SAC Chairs Optional half-day SAC meetings may be held. Contact your SAC chair or program dean for further details.
12–1pm Noon break
1–2pm 12 Ways to Support Student Mental and Emotional Well-Being Lisa Aasheim This presentation covers a dozen ways in which faculty and staff can integrate support for student emotional and psychological well-being into their teaching and communication practices. The presenters will discuss how to interpret particular indicators of distress and what to do when students demonstrate distress or personal struggles.
1–2pm Student Survey Results Through the Lens of the Strategic Plan Laura Massey and Andy Freed This presentation will use results from three student surveys completed during the COVID-19 pandemic to describe the student experience through the lens of our Strategic Plan’s themes of Belonging and Delivery. Findings will be disaggregated by respondent demographic characteristics. Please join us in our continued learning from what students have to say.
1-2pm IT Training – Zoom Max Macias We will go over zoom basics at PCC.
2–3pm Facilities/College Planning Sherry Durfey The second phase of facilities planning is nearing completion. Using the data gathered in Phase I Facilities Planning and the insights offered by staff, faculty, and community members, we now have development concepts for our campuses. These show where growth can occur over the next 10 to 20 years, and include locations for new academic buildings, suggested building renovations, locations for affordable community housing, new welcome centers and mobility hubs, and more. Supplemental materials are below in the Content Library.
3–4pm VOCA Q&A Session Caroline Bartlett Q&A session on what gender-based violence is and why it is important to our students in a community college context. Learn about trauma-informed responses and PCC resources for students and the referral process. Supplemental materials are below in the Content Library.
4–4:30pm Office of International Student Services and F1 International Students Alicia Adams Introduction to our office and what we do, who we are, and who our students are. Supplemental materials are below in the Content Library.
Friday, September 24
In-Service calendar with Zoom links for Friday, September 24 by day and time
Time Title and Zoom link (when applicable) Host(s) Description
8am–12 noon Educational Advisory Council (EAC) Retreat
By invitation only
Josephine Pino The EAC Retreat is an annual gathering of EAC members. This year it will be remote, with time to get to know each other, to reflect on the functions of EAC, and to work toward a shared vision of inclusive processes and outcomes, including the upcoming work on major policy implementation procedures with an emphasis on S701 Subject Area Committees (see academic handbook).
12–1pm Noon break
1–2pm Accessible Education Kaela Parks Disability Services staff and student leaders have worked together to create content for PCC. This content is focused on recognizing disability as a valued aspect of diversity, embracing access as a matter of social justice, and promoting universal design and inclusive environments for both students and employees. Equal access and belonging are a shared responsibility. Supplemental materials are below in the Content Library.
1-2pm IT Training – ImageNow (Perceptive Content) Max Macias We will go over ImageNow basics.

In case you missed it

Content library

Cornerstone will have a subject-specific library of pre-recorded informational content for the college community, accessible by any employee. Starting the Monday of In-Service week, faculty, deans, and managers who are hosting meetings will be able to refer to or direct their teams to watch any pertinent content during the week. The content will remain available in Cornerstone for viewing.

Fall Term Health and Safety

Information regarding reopening health and safety actions for Fall term. Preview materials prior to the In-Service Week Q&A Sessions on Monday 9/20 at 1pm and 2pm. View the Fall Term Health and Safety materials in Cornerstone »

EAC and Subcommittees

“What is EAC?,” “What does each standing committee do?,” and a “how to” tour of Spaces to help folks learn how to navigate the Educational Advisory Council (EAC) on Spaces and the website. Prep materials to view prior to the In-Service Week Q&A Session on Monday 9/20 at 3pm. View the EAC and Subcommittees materials in Cornerstone »

Career Services

Find out more about how to refer, how you can partner, and what’s new with Career Services at PCC! Preview materials prior to the In-Service Week Q&A Session on Tuesday 9/21 at 1pm. View the Career Services materials in Cornerstone »

Accessible Education

Disability services staff and student leaders have worked together to create content for PCC. This content is focused on recognizing disability as a valued aspect of diversity, embracing access as a matter of social justice, and promoting universal design and inclusive environments for both students and employees. Equal access and belonging are a shared responsibility. Preview materials prior to the In-Service Week Q&A Sessions on Tuesday 9/21 at 4pm and Friday 9/24 at 1pm. View the Accessible Education materials in Cornerstone »

Teaching and Learning Support Division

Preview materials prior to the In-Service Meeting on Wednesday 9/22 at 1pm. View the Teaching and Learning Support Division materials in Cornerstone »

Facilities Planning

The second phase of facilities planning is nearing completion. Using the data gathered in Phase I Facilities Planning and the insights offered by staff, faculty, and community members, we now have development concepts for our campuses. These show where growth can occur over the next 10 to 20 years and include locations for new academic buildings, suggested building renovations, locations for affordable community housing, new welcome centers and mobility hubs, and more. Preview materials prior to the In-Service Week Q&A Session on Thursday 9/23 at 2pm. View the Facilities Planning materials in Cornerstone »

Gender Based Violence and PCC

Campus resources for students regarding a trauma-informed response to the disclosure of gender-based violence. Preview materials prior to the In-Service Week VOCA Q&A Session on Thursday 9/23 at 3pm. View the Gender Based Violence and PCC materials in Cornerstone »

International Education

Introduction to our office and what we do, who we are, and who our students are. Preview materials prior to the In-Service Week Q&A Session on Thursday 9/23 at 4pm. View the International Education materials in Cornerstone »

Uplifting Student Voices

The Uplifting Student Voices Project is a video project that came from students and staff from the PCC Cascade Multicultural Center and Diversity Council. This video shows the experiences of students, their highlights, and challenges, and also suggested changes they want PCC administration to know. View the Uplifting Student Voices materials in Cornerstone »

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Questions?

For questions or concerns, please contact Mona Dolton.