August 5, 2020

THIS WEEK

  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 6MCS COMMUNITY LOUNGE: TEA & CHAT | 2:30 – 3:30 pm Via Zoom  Meeting ID: 987 1104 8632

FALL 2020 SYLLABI

  • Syllabus correction Links.  Please keep in mind if you are continuing to use older syllabi saved on your computer that several
    links and office locations are most likely out of date. 
    • Public Safety is located in D171, not K100.
    • Only One calendar is needed for Important Dates & Deadlines and Holidays.
    • A&H Student Procedures & Expectations has been revised a couple of times.  Best to give the Student Information link available on the A&H site where the document is located. Additional info also located there for students to navigate through issues that may arise in one of their classes, the “Student Information” link will never change. 
    • Help with Canvas for students. 
    • PLEASE include your COURSE OUTCOMES and HOW OUTCOMES WILL BE MET.  This info should be on ALL syllabi.

FACULTY RESOURCES

  • TUESDAY AUGUST 18  eLearning Faculty Summer Institute – Live-remote and self-paced online through the start of fall quarter. On Tuesday morning facilitators will demonstrate a concept and share effective examples of activities in 25 minute consecutive sessions in Microsoft Teams.  Tuesday afternoon is reserved for faculty members to spend time 1-on-1 or in a small group with an Instructional Designer to work on tools specific to their needs. Visit the eLearning Faculty Summer Institute web page to learn more and/or register.
    • Visit the eLearning Guides for Faculty web page to find information on:
    • How can I make my existing site more engaging
    • New Canvas Grade Book
    • Teaching Tools for Faculty
    • Guides to add text banks from Publishers
  • Do you have information to share that you think might benefit your division colleagues?  The A&H Weekly News Digest features “Faculty Resources” for disseminating informative articles, workshops, and other events of specific interest to faculty.  Please send all info to:  Janis Juarez

July 29, 2020

THIS WEEK

  • SYLLABI  are coming in v-e-r-y slowly. We still need your syllabi in pdf form.  Please send to: A&H@bellevuecollege.edu DEPT Chairs, please get after your faculty to send in their syllabi.

INCLUSIVE ACCESS

  • BC Tackles Textbook AffordabilityVisit the B News website to learn more about how an innovative digital course materials program, calledInclusive Access, is saving Bellevue College students and estimated on-half million dollars in textbook costs fall quarter 2020

FACULTY RESOURCES

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

July 22, 2020

THIS WEEK

  • THE WELLNESS CENTER has A variety of fitness activities available for you through zoom, resource links and classes.  Visit their web site to view their offerings.  There is something for everyone.  Be Well, be active, be outdoors!
  • SYLLABI  are coming in v-e-r-y slowly. We still need your syllabi in pdf form.  Please send to: A&H@bellevuecollege.edu

BELLEZINE 2020 – FREE COPY

Bellezine flyer
  • Featuring works from Bellevue College Students and Alumni.  To receive your FREE copy visit the Belletrist Magazine website
    at: belletristmagazine.com

FACULTY RESOURCES

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

July 15, 2020

THIS WEEK

  • SYLLABI – A huge ‘THANK YOU’ to those that have turned in your syllabi for summer quarter.  Beginning with academic year 20/21 Arts & Humanities will be keeping syllabi in a different storage area.  Conversation has not been competed to where exactly that will be.  In the meantime, we still need your syllabi in pdf form.  Please send to: A&H@bellevuecollege.edu
  • SUMMER OFFICE HOURS – e-mail your Summer office hours, as soon as possible, to: A&H@bellevuecollege.edu. Include your available time to assist students in Canvas, by e-mail, or however you plan to be available.
  • FRIDAY, JULY 17Virtual Board of Trustees Meeting at 2pm.  Please visit the Board of Trustees Web site for Agenda, Agenda Packet and zoom link. 

FACULTY RESOURCES

  • FACULTY COMMONS VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS – Visit the Faculty Commons web site to view info about upcoming faculty development workshops. A lot of them are already full.  Don’t forget to check out the community and wellness workshops too!
  • Do you have information to share that you think might benefit your division colleagues?  The A&H Weekly News Digest features “Faculty Resources” for disseminating informative articles, workshops, and other events of specific interest to faculty.  Please send all info to:  Janis Juarez

July 8, 2020

A&H SPOT LIGHT

  • SUMMER QUARTER SYLLABI – At a timely convenience between now and July 15, VIA Email a PDF copy of your course syllabus to A&H@bellevuecollege.edu, please and thank you!
  • SUMMER OFFICE HOURS –Send your Summer office hours to A&H@bellevuecollege.edu VIA Email as soon as possible with available time to assist students in Canvas, or by e-mail, or however you plan to be available, please and thank you.

NEWS

Under the guidance of Governor Inslee and college leadership, Bellevue College will be experiencing intermittent furloughs totaling to four days in July and one day per month for the next following five constitutive months (nine days total). While it is our goal to minimize the impact on normal operating hours, you may experience a slower response time than normal. All administrative staff at BC, all classified and exempt employees will be on furlough and therefore not reachable one day per week. When reaching out to individuals, notice the availability within email signatures. We thank you for your patience as we continue to work from home under current circumstances and with less working hours available for our work. 

  • Human Resources – Furloughs, Shared Work, & Unemployment | SharePoint.
  • If your SAW account were a victim of imposter fraud, send an email to Joshua Tintes, HRBP.  
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding Furlough and Unemployment Shared Work Benefit | View.
  • Furloughed state employees: SharedWork Q&A | Click Here.

THIS WEEK

  • Wednesday, JULY 8 – Introduction to Grants | Join.
  • Thursday, JULY 9 – MCS Community Lounge: Tea and Chat | Join.

SYLLABI INFORMATION

  • Please send Summer 2020 syllabi to A&H@bellevuecollege.edu via e-mail. 
  • Don’t forget to mark the links “public”
  • See Below For Instructions: 
    • Making Syllabi Public; Go into settings (located at the bottom on the left-hand menu), scroll down to “Visibility,” and make sure the word “course” is in the box. Right beneath the Visibility box, check “Customize,” then the word “syllabus” should be showing, make sure the word “public” is displayed.
  • Please follow this link for Informational Technology Service (ITS, or also known as the HelpDesk). 
  • Visit the eLearning web site for recent updated links and info about the syllabus template. 
  • For any questions regarding the syllabus content, template, or links provided in the template, please contact eLearning.

FACULTY RESOURCES

July 1, 2020

A&H SPOT LIGHT

NEWS

  • Human Resources – Furloughs, Shared Work, & Unemployment | SharePoint.
  • If your SAW account were a victim of impostor fraud, send an email to Joshua Tintes, HRBP.  
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding Furlough and Unemployment Shared Work Benefit | View.

THIS WEEK

  • Wednesday, JULY 1 – Microsoft Training: Outlook, Follow-By Q & A | Join.
  • Thursday, July 3 – Independence Day Observed.
  • Saturday, July 4 – Independence Day!

FACULTY RESOURCES

June 24, 2020

NEWS

THIS WEEK

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FACULTY RESOURCES

June 17, 2020

A&H SPOT LIGHT

  • Hyesu Park’s new anthology, Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergences and Divergences (Rutgers University Press, 2020) is now available online. | For more information on Hyesu’s book, please Click Here
  • From the Chamber: Long Distancing | Virtual Concert

NEWS

  • Governor Gary Locke’s first day as Interim President at Bellevue College | Click to watch his first remarks to campus. 
  • COVID-19 Testing Locations for Folks Who Don’t Have Insurance:
    • SeaMar located 3801 150th Ave SE in Bellevue | 425.460.7140 to set up an appointment to be tested
    • ICHS located at 1050 140th Ave NE in Bellevue | 425.373.3000 to set up an appointment to be tested
    • Eastgate Public Health clinic |14350 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue | 206.477.8000 to set up an appointment to be tested
  • Free Drive-Thru Testing Locations:
    • North Seattle| 12040 Aurora Ave N |Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Mon. – Sat.)
    • SODO | Location: 3820 6th Ave. S |Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Mon. – Sat.)

THIS WEEK

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 – Board of Trustees Regular Meeting At 2 PM | Join Zoom Meeting
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 18 – Second A & H representative for Faculty Commons | Wish To Vote
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 19 Juneteenth
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 21 – Father’s Day
  • MONDAY, JUNE 22 – Course Assessment over Lunch 12 PM – 1 PM | Teams Meeting Link

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FACULTY RESOURCES

  • BC Online Training Resources | Check out some of the excellent online training resources at Bellevue College! Click Here!
  • Collaborate And Create Amazing Graphic Design For Free | Click Here
  • Friday Yoga and Meditation Classes | Yoga and/or meditation virtual classes on Friday.
  • Human Resources Events Calendar. Click To Check Out.
  • Mental Health Resources | Click Here!
  • President’s Office Virtual Discussion Board | Join The Discussion  

June 10, 2020

NEWS

  • All employees will be required to wear a cloth facial covering or face mask while on campus. Exceptions to this rule include when working alone in an office (without interactions with others) or when in a vehicle.

THIS WEEK

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 12 – Weaponization of Whiteness – Second Session from 11 A.M.-12 P.M. Please email Christina Sciabarra at to register.
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 14Flag Day

The WATCHDOG

FACULTY AND STAFF RESOURCES

June 3, 2020

THIS WEEK

  • TODAY! JUNE 3 – Submit a Video for Virtual Commencement! Submit Here.
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 5 – Pride Cabaret Friday, June 5 at 6:00 P.M. Click Here to JOIN or VIA Email Tammi Doyle for questions.
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 5 – Nominations for chair elections of English, World Language, and Communication Studies programs. Please, be sure to check with the individual first to be sure they are willing to serve. Note that Current chairs can be re-nominated and elected. Please send Ellen Nichols VIA E-Mail your nominations for your program’s chair by Friday, June 5th. Next week we can explain about the voting. Please, note that this week we are only looking at nominations and all full-time and lecturer faculty in the program will be sent a ballot for voting.  
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 5 – Faculty Commons Council needs an additional faculty member from our division to serve.  This would be a wonderful contribution to shared governance.  Professional development is as important to us as we seek to continuously improve our personal work and our college.  If you are interested or want to nominate someone, please send Ellen Nichols VIA E-Mail your nominations for this position by Friday, June 5th. Next week we can explain about the voting. Please, note that this week we are only looking at nominations.  
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 5 – Faculty who were originally scheduled to teach on-ground or hybrid classes, please determine whether you will change your course delivery to all asynchronous instruction (our more traditional online course model where there are no scheduled class meetings) or if you will have some level of synchronous class time where you expect students to participate via Big Blue Button, Zoom or Teams, etc.  Also, indicate whether a webcam is required.  Work with your chair about submitting this information. Please complete the posting of your information by this Friday, June 5th.
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 5 – MCS Community Lounge: Tea and Chat is scheduled for Friday, June 5, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Join Here.
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 9 – HR Lunch and Learn: Food and Mood. The session will begin at approximately 12:00 P.M. Click Here To RSVP.

THE WATCHDOG

ADDITIONAL READING

  • Preparations Reminders This Time of Pedantic and Chaos | Click Here
  • Phase 1 Higher Education & Critical Infrastructure Workforce Training Restart COVID-19 Requirements. Read More.

THE BOB PURSER ART GALLERY

  • The Bob Purser Art Gallery will be posting virtual content in the upcoming months. The first series of posts will be interviews with art faculty about being an artist in these extraordinary times, major influences, interests, and what they view as the purpose of art.  Each questionnaire provided to a faculty member is broken into two Instagram posts, the first of which is life at this time. 
    • The handle for the Gallery Instagram account is: @bobpurserartgallerybc
    • Please direct any questions to Jono Vaughan, Gallery Director. 

FACULTY RESOURCES

  • Jessica with Packback is here to help improve student engagement. Packback is designed to optimize time and doesn’t require any sort of course redesign. Each term, Packback selects 3 instructors from the district to use Packback. Live sessions are every Thursday and Friday at 11:00 AM (PDT) for the next three weeks. VIA Email Jessica if you are interested.
  • What You Can Control: Stress Management | Join and learn about what we can do and during this pandemic. Click Here!
  • What You Can Control: Food for Mood | Join and learn what we can do and during this pandemic time. Click Here!
  • BC Online Training Resources | Check out some of the excellent online training resources at Bellevue College! Click Here!
  • Register for Microsoft Sessions Training :
    • Bookings | Office 365 & Online Collaboration | OneDrive |Power BI  
  • Friday Yoga and Meditation Classes |yoga and/or meditation virtual classes on Friday.

PLEASE NOTE:  Please follow this link for Informational Technology Service (ITS, or also known as the HelpDesk). Visit the eLearning web site for recent updated links and info about the syllabus template.  For any questions regarding the syllabus content, template, or links provided in the template, please contact eLearning