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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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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