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* Opening Week 2009 schedule set

The theme for Opening Week 2009 is “Changing Times.”


“It certainly is appropriate, given all the change we’ve seen over the past year,” SCC President Lee Lambert said. On the schedule are the traditional events, including division meetings, an all-campus meeting at the beginning of the week and an all-campus lunch near the end.


The breakout sessions touch on a spectrum of subjects. Some reflect the theme for the week, including “Strategic Plan Prioritization,” and “Teaching Hybrid and Using Technology to Do It.” Others are aimed at building a sense of community and celebrating the people and programs on campus, including a women’s soccer game with snacks provided by the SCC Foundation.


A fun event that is making a return to SCC Opening Week is the “Wear It Again Fashion Show,” coordinated by SCC employee Bonnie Madison. The concept for the event is to show how to shop second-hand stores and still look like a million bucks.


“There are always additions to the schedule as we get closer, but we’ll post those to this link on college Web site and send notices in Day at a Glance,” said Opening Week point person Amy Stapleton, of the Office of Advancement.


Opening Week 2009


Wednesday, September 16


Throughout the day

  • Division and Department meetings and lunches.
  • BA/IAS/SS — 12:00-2:30pm, Richmond Beach Park
  • HO/PE — 10:30am-12:00pm, TBD
  • Humanities — 10:30am-12:00pm; Lunch 12:00-1:00pm, Room 818
  • Department meetings: 1:00-3:00pm, Room 818
  • Library, TSS, eLearning — 10:30am-12:30pm; Lunch 12:30–1:30pm, Library Mezzanine
  • Science — 9:30am-12:00pm, Room 2925; Lunch 12:00–1:00pm, Room 2812
  • Workforce Education — 10:00am–12:00pm; Lunch 12:00–1:00pm, Room 2926A/B


Thursday, September 17


All–Campus Reception—Muffins and Juice – Theater Lobby.



All Campus Meeting – Theater. This year’s theme is “Changing Times.” Take part in the traditional speeches, introductions and awards.



Faculty Orientation to Blackboard – Library, Room 4214. Get started in a web-based classroom in Blackboard, the software that SCC uses for its online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes. You will login to Bb and learn the basics and more. Facilitated by Debby Handrich.



New Student Welcome – PUB Lobby and Main Dining Room.

SCC staff representing a variety of programs and campus services will welcome new students to the SCC community. Students will get information and support that will help them successfully settle into the college environment. Sponsored by Equity and Student Connections.


Friday, September 18


Employee Social – Library Sanctuary (upstairs). Drop in to socialize with your colleagues and to have a morning cup of coffee and light morning snack. This is a casual session without a formal presentation. Sponsored by the Foundation.



Bike to Work – Room 9201. Thinking about biking to work? Come talk to some of your colleagues who ride regularly! We’ll answer questions like, what should I wear? Is it safe? How do I get in shape so I CAN ride? Lights? Seats? Where is that Interurban Trail? How do you deal with hills? How do those bus bike racks work? We’ll have maps and lots of answers. Biking to work one or two days may be the jumpstart you need to help work with the changes we’re facing in education. Facilitated by Leslie Potter-Henderson and others.



Strategic Plan Prioritization – Room 2925. Help shape the future of Shoreline! Please join representatives from the Strategic Planning Committee to help us choose two strategic themes as priorities for the upcoming biennium. It’s not necessary to come for the whole session; even 10 minutes of your time will be appreciated. Presented by Kira Wennstrom.



Wear It Again Fashion Show – PUB Main Dining Room. It’s Back! Shoreline’s ‘Wear-It-Again’ or ‘You Only Paid…’ Fashion Show showing off the fashions found in your local thrift and consignment stores. Bring adult clothing for a donation drive. Faciliated by Bonnie Madison, MC’d by Jim Hills.



Dolphins Women’s Soccer Team plays Bethany College from California – SCC Soccer Field. Halftime snacks will be provided by the Foundation.



Employees of Color Caucus – Room 2308. With the support of the Multicultural Center, the goal of this session is to revive the Employees of Color Caucus by bringing together employees in a spirit of collaboration, networking, support, and respect. Facilitated by Cecilia A. Martínez Vásquez.



Monday, September 21


SCCFT Breakfast – PUB Quiet Dining Room. All faculty are welcome. Come to hear about faculty union issues and enjoy a breakfast catered by Chartwells.



Teaching Hybrid and using Technology to do it – Room 9201. Amy Kinsel will share ideas for hybrid teaching. Using media equipment is useful for hybrid teaching. Jim R. Miller will help you figure out who to call when you have a hardware technology problem in your classroom. Change is afoot! Facilitated by Amy Kinsel and Jim Miller.



Strategic Plan Prioritization – Room 9208. Help shape the future of Shoreline! Please join representatives from the Strategic Planning Committee to help us choose two strategic themes as priorities for the upcoming biennium. It’s not necessary to come for the whole session; even 10 minutes of your time will be appreciated. Presented by Kira Wennstrom.




Web Pages – Room 4106. How do faculty pages fit into the overall redesign of the college Web site? Can I keep what I have now? How do I get a page if I don't have one? What if I don't want one? From concept to creation, join Jim Hills and Dave Holmes to talk about this important component of SCC's presence on the Web. Facilitated by Jim Hills and Dave Holmes


Tuesday, September 22


Nature Walk with Matt Loper – Meet by the fountain. Take Matt’s fabulous tour and learn about the flora and fauna of our campus. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.



Legal Issues with Technology in Education – Room 4106. – Cyber bullies, MEEBO, Google chat, Podcasting, Blogs, Wikis, Web 2.0. We should make ourselves knowledgeable about the legal aspects of the newest technology. We don’t have all of the answers, but we do know how trouble can be avoided. Facilitated by Leslie Potter-Henderson and Gary Kalbfleisch. If you plan to attend this session and have a specific question you’d like addressed, please email Leslie (

or Gary (



All–Campus Lunch – PUB Main Dining Room. Buffet lunch by Chartwells.

Accreditation Workshop with Norma Goldstein.



All–Faculty Senate Meeting– PUB Quiet Dining Room. Find out what faculty can do to make our programs more visible to prospective students, learn how state policies are affecting Shoreline, and discuss academic issues for the coming year.

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