Open Hour with IVPI – Schedule Change

This month’s Open Office Hour with the Interim Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Gita Bangera has been rescheduled to   Thursday, August 17, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the Office of Instruction, A202.

Yes! We're Open sign.

Open Hour with the IVPI in A202 is usually held third Tuesdays at 3:00 pm, though some months may vary.  Please call the Office of Instruction at 425-564-2305 for other dates and times.

Dr. Bangera will also offer Open Hours in the Faculty Commons twice during Fall Quarter 2017.

Tuesday, October 24, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, November 14, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

OPEN HOUR with IVPI

This month’s Open Office Hour with the Interim Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Gita Bangera will take place  Wednesday, May 17, 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the Office of Instruction, A202.

Gita Bangera
Gita Bangera at All Faculty Meeting Sept. 2016

Open Hour with the IVPI is usually held third Tuesdays at 3:00 pm, though some months may vary.  Please call the Office of Instruction at 425-564-2305 for other dates and times.

WELA 2016-17

By Rebecca Cory

This year I have had the honor of participating in the Washington Executive Leadership Academy as Bellevue College’s representative. WELA, as described on the website is “a one-year program designed to help current college exempt employees compete for, and succeed in, vice-president and president positions in Washington State.”

What this has meant for me is that every quarter, starting last summer, I have attended a WELA convening. At those meetings the cohort studied leadership topics: how the state board collaborates with the legislative process, issues around collective bargaining, leadership and diversity, and job applications and interview skills.

In addition to the convenings I have two mentors, one in a position similar to the one I see myself striving for, and one in an area where I still have a lot to learn. In individual conversations with these mentors and job shadowing them, I have learned about governance at other colleges and the ways that they handle the important decisions.

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Rebecca Cory, Associate Dean, Instruction

I have also used my WELA time to have informational interviews with college Presidents in my geographically desirable colleges. Each one has offered me their passion for what makes their campus unique.

My biggest take away from WELA is that all the colleges are struggling with inherently the same issues, but each one handles them in different ways. The year has been a leadership “boot camp” with firsthand knowledge of interesting leadership challenges and case studies.

Rebecca Cory and WELA cohort meet Lt. Gove Cyrus Habib

One of the most significant parts of the WELA experience has been the cohort in my class. For the first time in WELA history, we are an all-female class. I have the great pleasure of getting to know these fabulous leaders in our CTC system.

Open Hour with the Interim Vice President of Instruction

On the third Tuesday of each month Yes! We're Open sign.the Office of Instruction (A202) will host an Open Office Hour with the Interim Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Gita Bangera. 

Please join us Tuesday, March 21, 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

Dr. Gita Bangera
Dr. Gita Bangera

The Interim VPI will also hold two Open Hours per quarter in the Faculty Commons (D104).  These dates/times will appear in the schedule published by the Faculty Commons.  The next is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4 at 12:30 pm.

A Chance to Chat with the Interim Vice President of Instruction

On the third Tuesday of each month Yes! We're Open sign.the Office of Instruction (A202) will host an Open Office Hour with the Interim Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Gita Bangera. 

Please join us Tuesday, February 21, 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Dr. Gita Bangera
Dr. Gita Bangera

The Interim VPI will also hold two Open Hours per quarter in the Faculty Commons (D104).  These dates/times will appear in the schedule published by the Faculty Commons.  The next is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at 1:30 pm.

Sabbatical Leave Applications Due Friday, Feb 3

Bellevue College Office of Instruction

The deadline for submitting sabbatical leave applications for academic year 2017-18 is Friday, February 3, 2017.  If you are interested in applying for sabbatical, please submit an application to the Office of Instruction (A202) on or before February 3, 2017.  Please do not submit applications via email.

The purpose of a Sabbatical Leave is to improve the professional skills of the faculty member through study, research, and creative work.  The College will receive direct benefit of such an experience through the increasing effectiveness of those persons participating in this professional leave program.  Each leave recipient, upon return, is required to submit a written report to the College President within one (1) month to substantiate her/his Sabbatical Leave activities.

The Sabbatical Leave Committee will review applications and submit recommendations to the Interim President.  The Interim President shall transmit the committee’s recommendations along with her concurrence or alternate recommendation to the Board of Trustees at the April meeting of the Board.

Please keep in mind that changes in the College’s budget circumstances may affect funding for sabbatical leaves.  Further, as in the past, decisions on sabbatical leaves may be delayed until the formulation of the College’s budget is completed.

Application forms and instructions for submission can be found in the Forms Library on MyBC.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Human Resources or the Office of Instruction.

BAS in Digital Marketing Approved

Following the September 2016 approval by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), Bellevue College has recently received approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Digital Marketing effective April 2017.

Logo for iBIT Institute for Business and Informatio Technology
iBIT Logo

The program will reside within the College’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (iBIT), whose staff and faculty including Jody Laflen, Suzanne Marks, Kyle Barber, Dena Laney and Irene Ferrante were instrumental in  the development of the program working collaboratively with Chris Bell, Director of Applied Baccalaureate Degree Development.

Patricia James, Associate Vice President for Effectiveness and Strategic Planning and Accreditation Liaison Officer for Bellevue College helped guide the process, which resulted in the letter of approval stating that the Digital Marketing program “aligns with the mission of the College and its core themes of advancing student success, excelling in teaching and learning and building community by meeting the demands of employers as well as providing educational opportunities to graduates who are community college transfer students or technical degree graduates.”

The letter goes on to state that the Digital Marketing BAS “encompasses skills in marketing, media, content, design, web technologies, search engine optimization, mobile and social media application in addition to core marketing skills in research, visualization, and analytics.”

The program is readying a few possible courses for spring with a full launch planned for fall 2017.  For more information contact Jody Laflen, Dean, iBIT.

 

HSEWI programs ranked among the best in the U.S.

Two programs housed in the Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Institute (HSEWI) have been ranked among the best in the U.S according to Community for Accredited Online Schools, a national publication.

Community for Accredited Schools Online

Ultrasound is #4

Radiology Technologist is #45

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of HSEWI whose hard work and dedication continue to benefit the students in these programs, serve the needs of our community, and bring national attention to Bellevue College.

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