September 20, 2017

Creating Islands of Sanity, laptop computer with view of ocean beachSYLLABI /  OFFICE HOURS
Please send your CANVAS syllabi links to Janis Juarez, or submit them through the Request Center.
Please send all ELI and BaTS CANVAS syllabi links to Seda Markarova.


Make your Canvas Syllabus Publicly Viewable instructions

Send your office hours to Jon Kissoondyal for fall 2017.  He would like your office location, office phone # (if you have one) and the time available to students.

Congratulations CONGRATULATIONS!
  Jono Vaughan, tenure-track Art faculty, has won the 2017 Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum!  More than 500 artists applied for this prestigious award.  Jono’s ongoing series, Project 42, raises awareness about the extreme violence against trans people by commemorating 42 transgender individuals who have been murdered.  More information will be sent out about the award ceremony at a later date.  Please congratulate Jono on this tremendous honor!


FacultyFACULTY RESOURCES
Visit the Faculty Commons Fall 2017 Schedule to see all workshops available.  A pdf file is also available for your viewing.

**Do you have information to share that you think might benefit your division colleagues?  The weekly A&H Digest  features a new section Faculty Resources,” for disseminating informative articles, workshops, and other events of specific interest to faculty.  Please send all info to:  Janis Juarez.


Lecture Series - Japan WeekUPCOMING EVENTS

October 2 – 6, 2017.  Japan Week Lecture Series.  You are invited to an exciting Japan Week lecture series.  Please bring your classes and/or offer extra credit for attendance.  To bring your class, please contact Anne Matsumoto Stewart beforehand to ensure enough space.  Please visit the Japan Week FYI Bulletin to view the schedule of events and other valuable information.

 

September 13, 2017

Goodbye SummerTHIS WEEK
TODAY! September 13, 2017 A&H Retreat Mercer Island Community Center.  
Breakfast will be available starting at 8:30.  The program will begin promptly at 9 am.

 


Syllabus iconSYLLABI
Please send your CANVAS syllabi links to me, or submit them through the Request Center.

**Please send all ELI and BaTS CANVAS syllabi links to Seda Markarova. Center.

Syllabi template is now available on the Bellevue College web site under eLEARNING.  All links will be updated in this new site.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the syllabi template be sure to e-mail: eLEARNING.

**PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to include both policies in your syllabi available on the A&H web site under “Student Information.”
Make your Canvas Syllabus Publicly Viewable instructions.


New Employee OrientationNEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION

Monday, September 18, 2017   New Employee Orientation, Room C130 A&B 8:00 am – Noon.  HR has begun conducting semi-monthly New Employee Orientations for newly hired employees.  The sessions are opened to all new employees, including part-time faculty.
Dept. Chairs, please inform your new hire part-time faculty about this orientation.  They are welcomed to attend on a voluntary basis. All new Employees can sign up the orientation on the HR sharepoint site. Please contact Nguyen Chau if you have any questions at ext. 6049.


Lecture Series - Japan Week
UPCOMING EVENTS

October 2 – 6, 2017. Japan Week Lecture Series. You are invited to an exciting Japan Week lecture series.  Please bring your classes and/or offer extra credit for attendance.  To bring your class, please contact Anne Matsumoto Stewart beforehand to ensure enough space.  Please visit the Japan Week FYI Bulletin to view the schedule of events and other valuable information.

 

 

 

 

September 6, 2017

Beach_at_nightTHIS WEEK

Visit the “Drawing on Florence” blog by Interior Design Dept. Chair/Instructor, Dan Beert.  He and Jon Passmore are having lots of adventures in drawing with BC Students while abroad until September 12, 2017.  Be sure to check out all posts under the heading “recent posts.”

Office Hours

♦ E-mail Fall Quarter 2017 office hours to: Jon Kissoondyal.  Be sure to include: your available hours, Office location and BC phone extension (if you have one).

 

 


CONGRATULATIONS!

Seattle Art Museum Congratulations to Jono Vaughan, Art Department faculty member, who is a finalist for the Seattle Art Museum’s 2017 Betty Bowen Award!  More than 500 artists living in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho applied for this prestigious award; the winner will be announced later this month.  Jono’s ongoing series, Project 42, raises awareness about the extreme violence against trans people by commemorating 42 transgender individuals who have been murdered.


 

Syllabus in large black lettersSYLLABI TEMPLATE UPDATE

 ♦ Syllabi template is now available on the Bellevue College web site under eLEARNING.  All links will be updated in this new site.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the syllabi template be sure to e-mail: eLEARNING.

**PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to include both policies in your syllabi available on the A&H web site under “Student Information.”

Canvas logo
Make your Canvas Syllabus Publicly Viewable instructions.

 


Important MessageATTENTION FACULTY!

♦ Do you frequently merge two or more sections of the same class in Canvas?  The WA Attorney General’s office recently ruled that many Canvas section merges are not FERPA compliant As a result, BC will limit merges to those sections of a class that must be taught together (for example, SPAN 221/222/223). You can find more information at the Bellevue College eLEARNING web site.


FacultyFACULTY RESOURCES

Friday, October 6, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. “NSF Day” grantwriting workshop, hosted by the U of W – Tacoma.  This will be a lively, hands-on workshop:  attendees should bring grant ideas, and be open to beneficial opportunities for collaboration!  This is a free event and a working lunch will be provided at no charge.  Visit the above link to find out more information and how to register.


Swim Across AmericaHonoring Suzy’s Memory

Francois Lepeintre, is honoring Suzy’s memory and raising money for cancer by participating in the Seattle Open Water Swim.  Donations are welcome.

Charity logo“THANK YOU” from Camp Kesem

The donations to Camp Kesem from the faculty and staff from A&H this past June helped send 122 children to camp and provide them with year-long support.  Arts & Humanities received a big “Thank you” from the bottom of the Camp Kesem Coordinators’ hearts. The two week Camp just came to an end that was full of fun activities including: Messy Olympics, camp fires, arts & crafts, gaga ball, archery, fun-yaks, talent shows and more.  Thank you to everyone that contributed!!  Arts & Humanities contributed approximately $325.00.


UPCOMING EVENTS

bench sitting in tall grass in the woodsSeptember 13, 2017 A&H Retreat Mercer Island Community Center.   Breakfast will be available starting at 8:30.  The program will begin promptly at 9 am.

     **Adjunct faculty who participate will receive a $100 stipend.
***The retreat is a designated Division Day, which means that full-time   faculty are required to attend or complete an absence form (see 14.1.4 in the contract)

August 30, 2017

Kitty drinking lemonadeSYLLABI TEMPLATE UPDATE
  Syllabi template
is now available on the Bellevue College web site under eLEARNING.  All links will be updated in this new site.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the syllabi template be sure to e-mail: eLEARNING.

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to include both policies in your syllabi available on the A&H web site under “Student Information.” 

Make your Canvas Syllabus Publicly Viewable instructions.


Important MessageATTENTION FACULTY!

  Do you frequently merge two or more sections of the same class in Canvas?  The WA Attorney General’s office recently ruled that many Canvas section merges are not FERPA compliant.  As a result, BC will limit merges to those sections of a class that must be taught together (for example, SPAN 221/222/223). You can find more information at the Bellevue College eLEARNING web site.


FACULTY RESOURCES

Open Washington Logo Faculty are invited to join Open Washington, a network for WA state’s community & technical colleges!  The Open Washington network is an extensive hub of Open Educational Resources from across the country.  There are resources available in ASL, Art, Communication, Drama, English, French, Humanities, Philosophy, Research, Spanish, and many other disciplines.  For more information, visit the Open Washington website.

State Board Community Technical Colleges  The Office of eLearning & Open Education at the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) offers a suite of free, high-quality professional learning opportunities to system faculty and staff year-round.  Check out the upcoming summer enrichment opportunities, dates registration info on the A&H Commons web site.


bench sitting in tall grass in the woodsUPCOMING EVENTS

September 13, 2017A&H RetreatMercer Island Community Center.  Breakfast will be available starting at 8:30.  The program will begin promptly at 9: am.

**Adjunct faculty who participate will receive a $100 stipend.
***The retreat is a designated Division Day, which means that full-time faculty are required to attend or complete an absence form (see 14.1.4 in the contract)

 

 

 

August 9, 2017

Island vacationTHIS WEEK

Monday, August 14, 2017 GRADES must be submitted by 11:00 PM.  Be mindful of Instructor Briefcase time availability restrictions.

 

Book orders for fall quarter – All book orders need to be sent to Cindi Sayer in the bookstore ASAP!.  If anyone hasn’t submitted book orders please be mindful that BC is required by law to have books available for students within a certain time after classes have been staffed.

Important MessageATTENTION FACULTY! – IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Do you frequently merge two or more sections of the same class in Canvas?  The WA Attorney General’s office recently ruled that many Canvas section merges are not FERPA compliant.  As a result, BC will limit merges to those sections of a class that must be taught together (for example, SPAN 221/222/223). You can find more information at the Bellevue College eLEARNING web site.

FacultyFACULTY RESOURCES

The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Distracted Classroom: Transparency, Autonomy, and PedagogyArticle submitted by Maggie Harada.

Open Washington Logo Faculty are invited to join Open Washington, a network for WA state’s community & technical colleges!  The Open Washington network is an extensive hub of Open Educational Resources from across the country.  There are resources available in ASL, Art, Communication, Drama, English, French, Humanities, Philosophy, Research, Spanish, and  many other disciplines.  For more information, visit the Open Washington website.

State Board Community Technical Colleges The Office of eLearning & Open Education at the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) offers a suite of free, high-quality professional learning opportunities to system faculty and staff year-round.  Check out the upcoming summer enrichment opportunities, dates registration info on the A&H Commons web site.

Dept of eLearning Syllabi Template – relocated to eLearning.  All updates will be done by eLearning.

Dept of eLearning Make Your Canvas Syllabus Publicly Viewable. Step by Step instructions from eLearning.

Cat lounging on beach The next issue of the A/H Weekly News digest will be on Wednesday, August 30, please submit news items to me no later than Monday, August 28.     Please be mindful that the A&H Weekly News Digest goes out ONLY on Wednesdays.  I’ll be on vacation from 8/14-8/25

August 2, 2017

Creating Islands of SanityTHIS WEEK

♦  TODAY! August 2, 2017. Fundraising for Fundraising for Japan Week flyerJapan Week. The BC Japanese Culture Exchange Club will be hosting a fundraiser event to support October’s “Japan Week @BC” at the cafeteria from 12:30-2:30.  Japanese items and “onigiri” (rice balls) will be available for purchase.

Thursday, August 3, & Friday, August 4, 2017 I-90 Closure for the Blue Angels. Theatre Performanc "I and You"For closure times and other info please visit the WA State Department of Transportation web site.

August 3 – August 6, 2017I and You | Stop Gap Theatre | Tickets  available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Suzy Lepeintre


Saturday, August 5, 2017
Memorial Service for Suzy Lepeintre. It’s hard to say goodbye.   It’s hard to let go of someone so young and good, so filled with life and love. Please join family and friends at 10:30 am at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell.  You can find more information on “Saying good-bye to Suzy” at her Color of Hope blog.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the following organizations that were close to Suzy’s heart.  Camp Kesem, Harmony Hill or Swedish Cancer Institute

 

ATTENTION FACULTY! – IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Important Message Do you frequently merge two or more sections of the same class in Canvas?  The WA Attorney General’s office recently ruled that many Canvas section merges are not FERPA compliant.  As a result, BC will limit merges to those sections of a class that must be taught together (for example, SPAN 221/222/223). You can find more information at the Bellevue College eLEARNING web site.

FACULTY RESOURCES

Open Washington Logo Faculty are invited to join Open Washington, a network for WA state’s community & technical colleges!  The Open Washington network is an extensive hub of Open Educational Resources from across the country.  There are resources available in ASL, Art, Communication, Drama, English, French, Humanities, Philosophy, Research, Spanish, and many other disciplines.  For more information, visit the Open Washington website.

State Board Community Technical Colleges The Office of eLearning & Open Education at the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) offers a suite of free, high-quality professional learning opportunities to system faculty and staff year-round.  Check out the upcoming summer enrichment opportunities, dates registration info on the A&H Commons web site

July 26, 2017

Beach SceneSPECIAL EVENT

Monday, July 31Bellevue College Welcomes Sherilyn Fenn | Carlson Theatre | Free Event |
12-2pm Acting Session &
2:15-3:15pm Q&A Session.

Sponsored by Bellevue College Film Club.   For more info contact:  Craig Hurd Mckenney

 

Important MessageATTENTION FACULTY!

Do you frequently merge two or more sections of the same class in Canvas? The WA Attorney General’s office recently ruled that many Canvas section merges are not FERPA compliant.  As a result, BC will limit merges to those sections of a class that must be taught together (for example, SPAN 221/222/223). You can find more information at the Bellevue College eLEARNING web site.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Theatre Performanc "I and You"
August 3 – August 6, 2017
I and You | Stop Gap Theatre | Tickets  available through Brown Paper Tickets.

July 19, 2017

Beach Scene
DESK COPIES

Please use this time before fall quarter to order your desk copies from publishers.  Plenty of time left to receive them and plan your course.

 

FacultyFACULTY RESOURCES

Want to improve your online course sites? BC’s eLearning department assists faculty in enhancing online content for more effective student engagement and retention. Their instructional designers partner with faculty to design online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced coursework.  They also offer a variety of free workshops for faculty over the summer.  For more information about their services, please check out the eLearning web site.

Do you have information to share that you think might benefit your division colleagues?  The weekly A&H Digest  features a new section “Faculty Resources, for disseminating informative articles, workshops, and other events of specific interest to faculty.  Please send all info to:  Janis Juarez

Flyer for eventsUPCOMING EVENTS

August 3 – August 6, 2017I and You | Stop Gap Theatre | Tickets  available through Brown Paper Tickets

September 13, 2017 A&H Retreat Mercer Island Community Center  | Contact Maggie Harada or Scott Bessho if you have any questions or suggestions.

 

 

 

July 12, 2017

Beach SceneSYLLABI TEMPLATE UPDATE

Syllabi template is now available on the Bellevue College web site under eLEARNING.  All links will be updated in this new site.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the syllabi template be sure to e-mail: eLEARNING.

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to include both Policies in your syllabi available on the A&H web site located  under “Student Information.”


Faculty
FACULTY RESOURCES

  “FREE” Accessibility 101: The Basics of Inclusive Design. On-line class, 25 hours.   August 7 – September 3.    Registration is NOW open.  Do not wait to register, class has a tendency to fill up very fast.   Class offered through the SBCTC. More info can be found on the A&H Commons web site.

 Do you have information to share that you think might benefit your division colleagues?  The weekly A&H Digest  features a new section “Faculty Resources, for disseminating informative articles, workshops, and other events of specific interest to faculty.  Please send all info to:  Janis Juarez


Upcoming EventsUPCOMING EVENTS

♦ August 3 – August 6, 2017: I and You | Stop Gap Theatre | Tickets will be available through Brown Paper Tickets

 

July 5, 2017

Labuan, MalaysiaTHIS WEEK

SYLLABI / OFFICE HOURSplease send syllabi to Janis Juarez via e-mail or though the Request Center.  Send ELI and all Basic and Transitional Studies syllabi to Seda Markarova.  Most preferred are the CANVAS syllabi links.  To mark your syllabus “public” in Canvas, please view this video.  This is an EXCELLENT video.


FacultyFACULTY RESOURCES

Calling all Faculty Who Teach Writing! You may be interested in the upcoming meeting of the Two-Year College (English) Association of the Pacific Northwest [TYCA-PNW] at the UW Tacoma. The deadline for proposals is August 1.  Read all about it at:  tyca-pnw.orgsubmitted by Maggie Harada

Do you have information to share that you think might benefit your division colleagues?  The weekly A&H Digest  features a new section “Faculty Resources, for disseminating informative articles, workshops, and other events of specific interest to faculty.  Please send all info to:  Janis Juarez