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2014 Two-Year College Association 2014 Coneference — HCC is sponsoring the annual conference of the Two Year College Association-Southeast from Feb. 27-Mar.1, 2014 in Tampa at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore hotel. Though the conference mainly serves English teachers, all faculty are welcome to participate. This session will cover opportunities for volunteering, networking, presenting, and otherwise participating.

Presentation by Dr. Christopher A. Tidwell and Dr. Diorah M. Nelson

 


Achieving One-College Through Innovation: Program Concept through Launch — This Workshop focuses on the successes of the new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate Program. Learn how this program framework can be used by other faculty to develop their own college-wide programs and initiatives; specifically how faculty engaged and collaborated with college administrators, the HCC Foundation, students and community partners.

Presentation by Mary B. Kerly and Andrew M. Gold and Maggie Ponce

 


AFC -- WHAT'S IN FOR ME? — History of HCC-AFC Chapter. Benefits of becoming a member. AFC Leadership Opportunities Networking with the BIG 28, Florida Colleges

Presentation by LaFran D. Reddin

 


Age- Related Memory Changes and Dementia — Participants will have a better comprehension of the changes which occur with recent and long-term memory.A brief over view and tips for improving memory will be discussed. There will be a consideration of dementia; explanation of the various types, risk factors and the warning signs. Materials will be provided along with the power point presentation and participants' discussion.

Presentation by Nancy Parente

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Are You Prepared for Retirement? — During this workshop learn how you can be better prepared for retirement. Gain the needed knowledge to ensure you can have the type of retirement you want. Whether you are 25 or 50 years young, planning for your retirement should start today. You will learn the different steps involved in developing a retirement plan. As well as, gaining an understanding of Social Security benefits and their impact on retirement. We will also review the retirement income, expenses, and tax deferrals.

Presentation by Mike Brun0

 


Are you using your Rubric? — We all have used rubrics in many forms and understand the value of this tool. However, as we continue learning how to use online systems in education we find a need to incorporate all the tools we use into a central point where we can manage them. In this exposition I will share a faculty perspective on moving from the paper Rubric into the Black Board Rubric tool, the pros and cons, and how this works.

Presentation by Carlos A. Ortiz

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


At the Table: 5 Leadership Success Secrets — In this workshop, Rosilyn shares leadership strategies for the leader on campus or anyone seeking a seat in the C-suite as CEO, COO, or CFO. Participants will learn secrets for leadership presence that goes from campus to corporate. Once you learn the language of executives, you can leverage the competency in any situation. -Dr. Roz - The HRMD

Presentation by Rosilyn Edwards Dickerson

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Blackboard Retention Center — Explore the Blackboard retention center which enables you to easily see which of your students are at risk. Automate the communication process to notify and offer assistance to students.

Presentation by Lawrence F. Bross and Eve Perry

 


Chess: Rules & Basics — Teach the basics of chess such as the official names, movements, & points of each chess piece and play a few games to practice what you learned.

Presentation by Wilson Rodriguez Colon

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


College Success...a face to face dialog... — This workshop will be a face to face training session for faculty interested in teaching SLS 1501 (College Success) conducted by SLS faculty and program manager at the Dale Mabry campus, Darryl Myles.

Presentation by Darryl S. Myles

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Communication Strategies For Maximum Impact — Participants will learn: The 5 Levels of Listening How to use the 4 Types of Active Listening How to stay assertive make diamonds out of tense situations Strategies for Dealing with Negative People How to confront in person or through email with tact and finesse

Presentation by Chris Davis

 


CPR — If a cardiac arrest happened to your loved one or a close friend would you know how to perform life-saving CPR? Come and obtain the skills to be a life saver! This class will give you the knowledge to recognize when a family member or friend is experiencing a medical emergency, and equip you with the necessary tools to help.

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Cross-Cultural Communication: One Lens Two Views — Ever let students know they did a great job with a “thumbs up” sign? In some cultures, the gesture is offensive. A student may understand the intention is positive, but the gesture itself remains offensive. This workshop offers insight into cultural values/beliefs held by immigrant/international students which may manifest themselves in specific classroom behaviors. Via activities/discussion, attendees can increase their understanding of/develop strategies for dealing with cultural differences.

Presentation by Barbara A. Smith-Palinkas and Robert A. Yanez and Rachel E. De Santo and Deborah M. Haynes and April Muchmore-Vokoun

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Culture Shock: Understanding the HCC International Student Adjustment Strug — Have you had difficulties interacting with international students in your position? The Center for International Education is conducting a workshop to share how international students experience culture shock in the academic setting: in the classroom and in student service. By presenting findings of behavioral symptoms found in our international students, attendees will have a broader awareness of how best to engage international students.

Presentation by Minami Eberhard and Erin L. Pew and Glorianna Rhodes

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Essential Cognitive Science: The Science Behind Teaching & Learning — Cognitive scientists study how humans learn and process information. This presentation will give you an introduction into some of the topics in the field that are especially relevant to educators. Among other things, we will discuss perception, memory, and why we should stop talking about so-called "learning styles". This workshop is designed to be interactive; discussion is encouraged.

Presentation by Todd A. Joseph

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Evernote-The Your Second Brain — The workshop will look at using the third-party software/website/app system Evernote as a note-taking and information capture system for overworked professors, staff, and administrators. Evernote allows for the easy collection of all those stray bits of information in to an organized, efficient, and easily-retrievable storage system. Used well, Evernote can become a second (or possibly, first) brain!

Presentation by David A. Liller

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Florida Master Teacher Seminar: Teachers teaching teachers — At this motivational seminar past attendees of the Florida Master Teacher Seminar will share lessons learned and other information from the seminar. The Florida Master Teacher Seminars are built on the following principles: (1) Excellent teaching takes place in American higher education, (2) Teachers striving for mastery of their craft have much to share, and (3) Bringing teachers together in a relaxed, informal atmosphere to share their success and experiences enhances the skill of all.

Presentation by Dr. Cameron Spears

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Fun with Acrylic — Learn to decorate acrylic with paint, stamps, and glitter. Let's get those creative juices flowing.

Presentation by Sherrie R. Colgain

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Geocaching: a high-tech treasure hunt — Geocaching is a high-tech outdoor sport that uses Global Positioning System devices to find hidden treasure. Attendees will learn a brief history of the sport, how to set up a geocaching account, and how to use a GPS device to find a geocache. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring their own GPS device or GPS-enabled smart phone. The workshop will include a brief outdoor walk to find a real geocache.

Presentation by Robert Fernandez

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Grants 101: More Bang for Your Buck — Working with limited resources is a challenge common to most colleges. Join me to hear how we can leverage best grant practices with innovative technology to position the college for both improved compliance and sustained growth.

Presentation by Julie A. Redcay and Teresa Rogal

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


H.I.G.H. Impact: 4 Winning Principles for College Career and Life — In this session, participants will learn 4 winning principles for achieving their collegiate, professional and personal best. If you want to move to your next level of thinking and doing, this session is for you. Warning: "Anyone content with mediocrity or staying the same should not attend." -Dr. Roz, The HRMD

Presentation by Rosilyn Dickerson

 


HCC's Threat Assessment Team--Connecting the Dots — Following instances of campus or workplace violence, colleges have established teams to foster communication and take steps when students or employees exhibit concerning behaviors. In research following the VA Tech tragedy, it was found that faculty, fellow students, campus police, and counselors had observed concerning behavior of the perpetrator, but that information was siloed. HCC’s new Threat Assessment Team will allow individuals to report concerns so that behavior may be addressed.

Presentation by Barbara A. Larson and Jeff Copeland and Dr. Kenneth Ray, Jr.

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Helping Students Help Themselves:Strategies for Encouraging Healthy Habits. — This session will focus on the many physical needs of our students to be successful in Math and Science courses including proper diet, sleep, Study habits, and time management. Classroom Strategis to facilitate healthy student habits will be explored.

Presentation by Dr. Moheb F. Ishak

 


Helping Students to Persist by Deans Behrens and Wysong — This workshop is for all instructors and administrators who want simple tips on what can be done to enhance the everyday success of the typical community college student.

Presentation by Dr. Scott E. Behrens

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Historical Jeopardy! — Ask questions about history based in the format of the classical game show Jeopardy!

Presentation by Greg Miller

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Home Buying and Refinancing; Using Your Money Wisely — Statistics show Americans spend most of their money on housing. With the economy Americans want to find ways to save money. Purchasing a home or refinancing is a way to save on housing costs. The workshop will establish the advantages to owning a home vs. renting. You will hear the steps involoved in to purchasing a home and refinancing a current mortgage. This will help you can start saving money every month!

Presentation by Steven Schwertzer

 


How To Keep The Fire Burning — This workshop is designed to not only inspire the faculty member of why they chose teaching, but to motivate them to become rededicated to the profession. It allows the faculty member freedom to discover that feelings of frustration and discouragement are not unusual. At the same time the experience will reinvigorate the call to teaching that was first encountered. Participants will walk away with a renewed commitment to being the best instructor that stands before students.

Presentation by Quincenia Bell

 


How to Write and Effective E-mail — The workshop will discuss simple methods of tailoring your writing to the professional environment and to convey immediately and effective your information while considering the needs of your audience.

Presentation by Dr. Robert N. Funk

 


It's Time to Get R.E.L.O.A.D.E.D — The purpose of the R.E.L.O.A.D.E.D workshop is to help youth understand the importance of Reloading your Relationships, Environment, Language, Opportunity, Attitude, Decisions, Education, and Dreams. This is a powerful interactive workshop that will allow youth to connect with real life R.E.L.O.A.D.E.D. principles that can be used to help them accomplish their dreams and goals. It will incorporate music, skits, interactive mobile surveys, and live discussion.

Presentation by Dwight Gilmer

 


It's Time to Get R.E.L.O.A.D.E.D — The purpose of the R.E.L.O.A.D.E.D workshop is to help youth understand the importance of Reloading your Relationships, Environment, Language, Opportunity, Attitude, Decisions, Education, and Dreams. This is a powerful interactive workshop that will allow youth to connect with real life R.E.L.O.A.D.E.D. principles that can be used to help them accomplish their dreams and goals. It will incorporate music, skits, interactive mobile surveys, and live discussion.

Presentation by Dwight Gilmer

 


It's Time to Get R.E.L.O.A.D.E.D — The purpose of the R.E.L.O.A.D.E.D workshop is to help youth understand the importance of Reloading your Relationships, Environment, Language, Opportunity, Attitude, Decisions, Education, and Dreams. This is a powerful interactive workshop that will allow youth to connect with real life R.E.L.O.A.D.E.D. principles that can be used to help them accomplish their dreams and goals. It will incorporate music, skits, interactive mobile surveys, and live discussion.

Presentation by Dwight Gilmer

 


Jeopardy for the Rest of Us — Historical Jeopardy not your cup of tea? Have some fun and learn a little by challenging your colleagues in this Jeopardy game of general knowledge.

Presentation by Dr. Barbara B. Goldstein

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Keep Calm and Carry On: Avoiding Faculty Burnout — This presentation addresses the following questions related to specifically to faculty burnout in the community college setting: Why is burnout a topic of relevance to college staff and faculty? What are it's characteristics and risk factors? How can it be prevented? Participants will even be able to take a confidential burnout assessment. Group discussion is encouraged and welcomed.

Presentation by Frank Kozlowski

 


Kickball — HCC personnel will be divided into teams to compete against each other in a game of kickball. Teams will be divided at the event. Please make sure to dress appropriately and wear appropriate shoes for running and kicking a ball. Also, please make sure to bring water since we will be playing outside. KICKBALL WILL BE PLAYED IN THE PLAYING FIELD JUST EAST OF THE TRINKLE CENTER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TALL BUSHES.

Presentation by Nicole Hamilton

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Learning Communities: More than a Community of Learners — This workshop will provide an overview of the working model for the development of sustainable Learning Communities at HCC. In short, a Learning Community creates a space for a cohort of students in 2 classes making interdisciplinary connections through the use of a shared syllabus, a global theme, and integrated assignments, among other things. Bring an idea, and bring a partner or just come out of curiosity!

Presentation by Stephen Johns

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Learning how to prepare taxes = VITA Free Income Tax Preparation Training — During this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the VITA Free Income Tax Program and learn how to utilize the IRS Link and Learn on-line learning program to certify as a volunteer preparer.

Presentation by Linda H. Tarrago

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Marching Through Adversity and Change- Lessons learned in the military — Do you want to improve customer service and sales during adversity? Businesses need a resource that can adapt and prevail under pressure. Niki Wilson will enlighten you on strategic military principles that will increase customer loyalty and create more profits for your company. Identify characteristics of Veteran performance during adversity. Identify Veteran teamwork and service through interactive games.Learn essential communication skills in improving service. Improve conflict resolution.

Presentation by Niki Wilson

 


Meaningful Evaluation of On-Line Content and Courses — HCC has undergone a significant increase in the use of online content in distance learning, hybrid and traditional courses. There is currently much debate among faculty and administrators as to what constitutes quality online content and courses. Please join us for brief presentation on trends, resources, and policies at HCC. This will be followed by an open discussion on when, where, and how the issues of online quality, standards, the evaluation process should be going.

Presentation by John Bacheller and Richard Senker

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Meaningful Evaluation of On-Line Content and Courses — Over the past few years HCC has undergone a significant increase in the use of on-line content in distance learning, hybrid and traditional courses. There is currently much debate among faculty and administrators as to what constitutes quality on-line content and courses. Please join us for brief presentations on trends, resources, and policies at HCC. This will be followed by an open discussion on when, where, and how the issues of on-line quality and standards are/should be going.

Presentation by John Bacheller

 


Nature Writing: Journal Narrative Essay and Lyric Poetry — Nature Writing is defined as nonfiction prose, which includes varied genres and purposes. The style is often like lyric poetry, for the writer seeks to capture the emotions of a personal interaction with nature. Thoreau expressed a secret of sustainability:“In wildness is preservation of the world.” Our Florida lifestyle includes an appreciation of the wilderness as well as stewardship for nature in our own yards and outdoor spaces. Includes tips to begin your own nature journal.

Presentation by Dr. Diane Strauser Alvarez

 


New Faculty Focus Group Meeting — The 2013-2014 Faculty Mentors will hold a focus group discussion with new faculty members. This discussion will address first year teaching challenges and allow new faculty to pose question to the mentors. This presentation is reserved for new faculty only.

Presentation by Sophia M. Kowalski

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


NROC - National Repository of Online Courses — The summer 2013 prep math committee found NROC as a possible solution to help meet Senate Bill 1720's requirements. This session will give an overview of the organization, as well as the available resources. Session participants will also be able to log in as a student to experience a developmental math program from the student's perspective.

Presentation by Laurie Saylor

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Outstanding Outcomes- 11 Business Principles that churn the laws of nature — Perfect for the collegiate crowd, this talk engages participants in the importance of building strong relationships, over-delivery, theming, marketing skills, niching & leveraged client loyalty; principles EVERY student should know coming out of college. Experiences are merged with stories, humor, high energy audience engagement and even balloon artistry to create one of the most unique presentations on business principles you'll ever witness.

Presentation by Jimmy Leo

 


Owning Real Estate Matter — • What Everybody Ought to Know About Tampa’s Real Estate Market • Why Short Sales Can Benefit You, Whether Buying or Selling • How to Bounce Upward from a Down Market

Presentation by Annette Maldonado

 


Planning a trip to Costa Rica; are There any Ecotourists out there? — Travelling to Costa Rica is affordable and easy to do. This presentation will include detailed advice for planning flights, car rentals, arranging lodging and meals. The focus will be on ecotouring the Central region of this beautiful country with destinations near volcanoes and beaches. Photos depicting flora and fauna, lodging and food options from several previous trips will be shared.

Presentation by Dr. Mara L. Manis

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Popular Line Dance Workshop — Line Dance mania is fun and easy! Line Dance your way to a slimmer, sexier you! This is the easiest way to get fit while having fun without going to the gym. We will explore popular contemporary and country line dances of today as well as some old favorites. Master the basic footwork as well as adding exciting twists and turns. Wear comfortable shoes, slick bottom with tie or strap to prevent shoes from slipping off is best.

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Positive Psychology: The link between happiness and health — This workshop will focus on the correlation between an optimistic personality style and increased immune response. The discussion will address those things we can do to improve our outlook and happiness indicators.

Presentation by Dr. Beth Smith

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Potential for a Student-Operated Animal Wellness Clinic — Many HCC programs provide real-life training for their vocational students in settings that simulate operational businesses. These operations providing leadership and business experiences for students are conducted as part of program courses, commensurate with course outcomes and objectives. This workshop will provide a presentation and renew the discussion for another potential student-operated business conducted by the veterinary technology program centered around animal care and wellness.

Presentation by Dr. Vincent Centonze

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Quality Matters - The Course Review Process — In this workshop, instructors will learn the process for submitting an online or hybrid course for Quality Matters national review. In addition, quality standards for online/hybrid courses will be reviewed.

Presentation by Brenda A. Watkins

 


Rock Your Lifestyle — In this powerful and exciting journey, she digs deep to explore what it takes to live life to the fullest. •Deep personal exploration of daily habits and way of living. •Learn how to STOP negative thinking in its tracks. •How to engage in the connection of the mind and body. •Immediate action plan of how to change NOW! •Proven techniques to take your life to the next level. This workshop is all about LOVING every single aspect of your life.

Presentation by Jenny Olding

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Self-Healing Techniques and Meditation — A brief discussion on self-healing techniques followed by a short meditation. Attendees will be given 'gift bags' with lotion, items for self-massage, sheets with techniques & tips for self-healing, and a sheet of resources & contact information.

Presentation by Debra Macking

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Creating Stronger Pathways To Careers — Participate in a workshop to share and learn how HCC faculty is engaged in integrating sustainability across the curriculum. In addition, this workshop will focus on applying a whole systems thinking in designing course content that aligns well with existing learning outcomes or to create new learning objectives.

Presentation by Resham Shirsat

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Teaching In The Classroom & Creating Lecture Videos Using Doceri — This workshop will focus on teaching in the classroom using the ipad app Doceri. Instructors have the option of freely moving through the classroom and controling their powerpoint lecture through the ipad. Instructors can also produce and share a video of their class lecture for the students. Time provided, we will will explain how to stream through both camtasia relay and youtube. Presenters: Jennifer Denson, Joe Vorderbruegge, Misty Vorderbruegge

Presentation by Jennifer Denson and Howard J. Vorder Bruegge, III and Misty Vorderbruegge

 


Textbook Talk- What do you e-envision? — Look to the future.! In two years, will you still be using your familiar, beloved, hard-copy, course textbook? Or, will you transition to an e-textbook, rave about an interactive e-textbook, move to digital content, or author your own course e-books? In our search for the “perfect textbook”, we meet in committees, listen to publishers, and make new adoptions considering the needs of our students while meeting course objectives. But, what are our needs? As we e-envision the future, what role will a course textbook play? Why not join your colleagues in a discussion to generate alternative ideas about textbooks?

 


Textbook Talk- What do you e-envision? — Look to the future.! In two years, will you still be using your familiar, beloved, hard-copy, course textbook? Or, will you rave about an interactive e-textbook? As we e-envision the future, what role will a course textbook play? Why not join your colleagues in a discussion to generate alternative ideas about textbooks?

 


Textbook Talk- What do you e-envision? — Look to the future.! In two years, will you still be using your familiar, beloved, hard-copy, course textbook? Or, will you rave about an interactive e-textbook? As we e-envision the future, what role will a course textbook play? Why not join your colleagues in a discussion to generate alternative ideas about textbooks?

 


Textbook Talk- What do you e-envision? — Look to the future.! In two years, will you still be using your familiar, beloved, hard-copy, course textbook? Or, will you rave about an interactive e-textbook? As we e-envision the future, what role will a course textbook play? Why not join your colleagues in a discussion to generate alternative ideas about textbooks?

 


Textbook Talk- What do you e-envision? — Look to the future.! In two years, will you still be using your familiar, beloved, hard-copy, course textbook? Or, will you rave about an interactive e-textbook? As we e-envision the future, what role will a course textbook play? Why not join your colleagues in a discussion to generate alternative ideas about textbooks?

 


Textbook Talk- What do you e-envision? — Look to the future.! In two years, will you still be using your familiar, beloved, hard-copy, course textbook? Or, will you rave about an interactive e-textbook? As we e-envision the future, what role will a course textbook play? Why not join your colleagues in a discussion to generate alternative ideas about textbooks?

 


Textbook Talk- What do you e-envision? — Look to the future.! In two years, will you still be using your familiar, beloved, hard-copy, course textbook? Or, will you rave about an interactive e-textbook? As we e-envision the future, what role will a course textbook play? Why not join your colleagues in a discussion to generate alternative ideas about textbooks?

 


Textbook Talk- What do you e-envision? — Look to the future.! In two years, will you still be using your familiar, beloved, hard-copy, course textbook? Or, will you rave about an interactive e-textbook? As we e-envision the future, what role will a course textbook play? Why not join your colleagues in a discussion to generate alternative ideas about textbooks?

Presentation by Jason E. Turner and Dr. Shawn M. McKinney

 


The Art of Photoshop Design — Photoshop is a "verb". Today you see Photoshop work all around you. If you have ever wanted to know how to push pixels around, this is a great introduction to the Photoshop classes at HCC. We will cover pixel selection, layers, effects you see in ads. Get a taste for the many things that you can do in Photoshop. If you have never seen the program, this is your chance. If you are familiar with Photoshop, come and learn techniques you can use every day.

Presentation by Jack Parry

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


The TOP Personal and Professional Development apps you might not know about — Trying to improve yourself? Working on your memory, swearing to be more productive? Promise yourself to wake up earlier, get those tests graded, remember your professional deadlines? If you are like the rest of us, you sometimes miss your goals. Attend this workshop to find out about the top development resources you might be missing out on!

Presentation by Melissa A. Gonzalez-Lam and Diane L. Kelly

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


The World@HCC: A Global Initative — This workshop will focus on introducing faculty to the college-wide initiative focused on internationalization. We see this workshop as a place for dialogue about the world beyond us and a place to foster and engage community participation. We will introduce our initiative and speak about its launch this semester, addressing the specific features of the launch. Our hope is to invite interest and to build on the start of what we see as a valuable and necessary initiative here at HCC.

Presentation by Dr. Suzanne M. Lynch

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Various ways to use video recordings to enhance courses — We will share a variety of methods for making videos that can be used to help students become informed and engaged in the course. Topics will include recording strategies, use of HD cameras, laptop recording, video processing and using the Camtasia Relay server.

Presentation by Bethany J. Cordell and John Whitlock

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Working With You Is Killing Me — Working with difficult people can reduce your morale, threaten your productivity, deplete your energy, and waste your time. But you don't have to be helpless in the face of other people's craziness! This workshop will help you to proactively manage your relationships with those who are mean and angry, suspicious, pessimistic, overly competitive, controlling, and more. You'll quickly lean how to free yourself from the "emotional traps" at work that hold you back from achieving success.

Presentation by Clara McCalla

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Writing a Readable Research Paper: Helping you Help your Students — This course will provide an instructional overview of library resources that will help students produce better research outcomes. Strong emphasis will be placed on the use of scholarly resources in both general and subject specific contexts.

Presentation by Tollie Banker

 


You Are What You Eat? Food Considerations in 21st Century America — The food system has radically but quietly changed over the past sixty years from family farms to agribusinesses. This presentation will discuss different food considerations for people just starting to learn about food as a system. Topics include food ethics, agronomics, the connections between income and health, food labeling and GMO’s, and tips and tricks for eating healthy cheaply. Time for Q&A will be provided at the end of the session.

Presentation by Dr. Andrea C. Vicente and Sarrah Conn

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 


Zumba — Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that is fun for everyone. The class will cover many Latin rhythms, such as merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, and cha cha combined with hip-hop dance as well. Get ready to have a blast with this high energy fusion of fitness and dance known as Zumba!!

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.