December 2017 Workshops

December 2017 Workshops

The Office of Professional Development has helped coordinate and promote various workshops throughout the month. There’s even a conference opportunity in October (register ASAP if interested). Below, you can view, download, and print the entire schedule of upcoming workshops.

Lynda.com Training Courses

  1. Log into myPortal
  2. Click on Lynda Training (right hand side of screen)
  3. Select course of interest and begin viewing tutorial videos
  4. Upon completion, print out certificate of completion to keep in your records

eConnect Registration Information

  1. Log on to eConnect as an employee and choose “Register for Staff Enrichment” from Employee menu.
  2. Select the current term, choose Mountain View College as the location, and click Submit (or choose another location to see all available training across the district and online).
  3. Select course(s) by checking the selection box(es) to the left and click “Submit.”
  4. Questions? Call the Software Training Support Hotline at 972‐669‐6452 (between the hours of 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday).

Hosting Your Own Workshop?

Interested in hosting your own workshop to share your knowledge, expertise, or passion for teaching and learning? Simply contact the Office of Professional Development (email mvcprofdev@dcccd.edu) and we’ll help coordinate logistics and raise awareness for your event. Our goal is to connect faculty, staff, and administrators across the institution in discipline specific, teaching pedagogy, and leadership opportunities. As a reminder, all requests must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the workshop scheduled.

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Readily Available Data, via DCCCD’s Data Depot

This series is part of an effort to showcase teaching and learning efforts at MVC.

Posted on behalf of Iva Bergeron, Dean of PRIE and SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison.

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Can you tell us about a service your department is responsible for at Mountain View College (MVC)?

The Office of Planning Research and Institutional Effectiveness has a variety of responsibilities.  The planning arm of our office works with the PBA Committee to develop and institutionalize planning.  This includes strategic planning, department planning, and unit planning.  Research in our department is data research.  We assist the college by gathering and aggregating data to inform decision making.  We are also responsible for institutional effectiveness.  While institutional effectiveness includes both planning and research, it is reviewing what we are doing, assessing what we are doing, and making improvements.  This is something that we should all strive for, but is also required by our accreditation agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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How does this service support the college mission?

Mountain View College has as part of its mission statement to ‘provide exemplary education through higher education programs, workforce development, educational support services, continuing education opportunities and community partnerships.’ Our office serves as the anchor in insuring that these things not only happen, but that they are planned, reviewed, and improved.  Our office helps the college adhere to the comprehensive requirements and standards of our accreditation agency, which are designed to insure that we maintain practices that are acceptable to the Department of Education.

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What are some of the most frequent questions you receive related to this service?

Our office receives many questions, all the time!  We must indeed be a family, because people do not mind sending us questions at all hours of the day and night J.  Unfortunately, most questions are unrelated.  However, we have received questions such as:

  • What high schools serve as our feeder schools?
  • How many dual credit students do we have?
  • What’s our student success percentage in developmental courses?
  • How many employees do we have?
  • How diverse are our employees and/or students?

The questions are very varied.

I would like to mention, that it is always beneficial for us if the person making the request will let us know what problem they are trying to solve.  Oftentimes we get requests and fulfill the requests only to find out that it doesn’t answer the requestor’s question. Additionally, there is a lot of data available on the District’s Data Depot.

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What is the data depot?

The Data Depot is an online resource designed to assist all DCCCD locations with access to readily available data. The District IR Department (Systemic Reporting and Analytics) created this resource, which is available via MyPortal, to provide immediate data to those in need.  The Data Depot includes several dashboards and key performance indicators for each college.  Data available includes: enrollment, contact hour, transfer information and much more.  This data should be reviewed prior to contacting PRIE, as it may serve to answer many questions.

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If interested in learning more, where would you point folks towards?

To access the Data Depot, an employee would simply go to MyPortal, and review the Popular Links on the right.  Data Depot is the third link listed.  Once in Data Depot, employees would click on their area of interest.  If anyone is having problems accessing this data, they can contact my office at 214-860-8735.  We will be happy to assist.

 

StrengthsQuest Departmental Training

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Wow, what an honor it was to partner with District Office Talent Development/Talent Central Departments (Lorri Hill, Tracy Morin, and Marisa Patlan) in the Gallup StrengthsQuest based departmental training. This training was recently provided on our campus in support of our very own Advising Department, led by Sarah Jones.

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The StrengthsQuest based program is designed to help understand talents, reach goals, overcome obstacles, educate others about how to use strengths, and teach teams to discover unique talents for team engagement and productivity.

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During the training session, all participants learned their top five talents, validated their natural talents by understanding their strengths, engaged in a strengths-based approach towards goal setting, personal development and leadership, and gained personal insights through self-exploration and discovery. By the end of the training session, the entire cohort had developed a strong trust amongst and reinforced relationships throughout the team.

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In the coming months you will hear more about this unique program and ways in which MVC would like to integrate it on campus. Keep an eye out for a proposal dedicated to this during MVC’s participatory budget process.

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If you have any questions at all, please contact me, Rebecca McDowell, in the Office of Professional Development. I’d be glad to provide more information and resources.

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Additional Resources:

To learn more about StrengthsQuest and Gallup Education please visit the following links:

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2017 November Workshops

2017 November Workshops

The Office of Professional Development has helped coordinate and promote various workshops throughout the month. Below, you can view, download, and print the entire schedule of upcoming workshops.

DCCCD Monthly Software Training Schedule

  1. Log into myPortal and click on Software Training and Support (right side).
  2. Select Software Training Schedule (left side) and choose from face-to-face and online training options.

Lynda.com Training Courses

  1. Log into myPortal
  2. Click on Lynda Training (right hand side of screen)
  3. Select course of interest and begin viewing tutorial videos
  4. Upon completion, print out certificate of completion to keep in your records

eConnect Registration Information

  1. Log on to eConnect as an employee and choose “Register for Staff Enrichment” from Employee menu.
  2. Select the current term, choose Mountain View College as the location, and click Submit (or choose another location to see all available training across the district and online).
  3. Select course(s) by checking the selection box(es) to the left and click “Submit.”
  4. Questions? Call the Software Training Support Hotline at 972‐669‐6452 (between the hours of 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday).

Hosting Your Own Workshop?

Interested in hosting your own workshop to share your knowledge, expertise, or passion for teaching and learning? Simply contact the Office of Professional Development (email mvcprofdev@dcccd.edu) and we’ll help coordinate logistics and raise awareness for your event. Our goal is to connect faculty, staff, and administrators across the institution in discipline specific, teaching pedagogy, and leadership opportunities. As a reminder, all requests must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the workshop scheduled.

2017 September Workshops

September 2017 Workshops

The Office of Professional Development has helped coordinate and promote various workshops throughout the month. Below, you can view, download, and print the entire schedule of upcoming workshops.

DCCCD Monthly Software Training Schedule

  1. Log into myPortal and click on Software Training and Support (right side).
  2. Select Software Training Schedule (left side) and choose from face-to-face and online training options.

Lynda.com Training Courses

  1. Log into myPortal
  2. Click on Lynda Training (right hand side of screen)
  3. Select course of interest and begin viewing tutorial videos
  4. Upon completion, print out certificate of completion to keep in your records

eConnect Registration Information

  1. Log on to eConnect as an employee and choose “Register for Staff Enrichment” from Employee menu.
  2. Select the current term, choose Mountain View College as the location, and click Submit (or choose another location to see all available training across the district and online).
  3. Select course(s) by checking the selection box(es) to the left and click “Submit.”
  4. Questions? Call the Software Training Support Hotline at 972‐669‐6452 (between the hours of 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday).

Hosting Your Own Workshop?

Interested in hosting your own workshop to share your knowledge, expertise, or passion for teaching and learning? Simply contact the Office of Professional Development (email mvcprofdev@dcccd.edu) and we’ll help coordinate logistics and raise awareness for your event. Our goal is to connect faculty, staff, and administrators across the institution in discipline specific, teaching pedagogy, and leadership opportunities. As a reminder, all requests must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the workshop scheduled.

DCCCD Mentor Network

Dallas County Community College District is launching a new Mentor Network Program for full-time Professional Support Staff and Administrators. Are you interested in becoming a mentor or would you like to be mentored?

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As a mentor, you will enhance your coaching and listening skills while supporting the development of others.

As a mentee, you will build professional networks, gain exposure throughout the Network and hopefully achieve some of your professional and personal goals.

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Additional Information:

  • The overarching goal of employee mentoring within the DCCCD is to facilitate a collaborative, cross-functional learning-centered partnership where mentors and mentees are paired for a mutual discovery process with the intent to achieve specific goals.
  • A DCCCD mentor serves as a guide or learning facilitator in a mentee-driven relationship.  The mentor shares accountability and responsibility for achieving the mentee’s learning goals to foster growth and development.
  • A DCCCD mentee plays the role of an active learner to develop skills, abilities, knowledge, or thinking; and shares the responsibility and accountability for the achievement of goals.
  • A mentor facilitator act as a support during all phases of a mentor and mentee relationship.  Facilitators are trained in strategies and tools mentors and mentees will need to be successful in the critical first 90 days of the relationship throughout closure.  We currently have 18 trained mentor facilitators representing each campus/location throughout the DCCCD.

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Space is limited. Join the DCCCD Mentor Network today! Applications are available online at the Talent Development myPortal site or can be found below:

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Application Period Closes September 8, 2017

Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact Dominic Green at greendl@dcccd.edu or Rebecca McDowell at remcdowell@dcccd.edu.

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2017 Fall Return Week: Volunteer Thanks

Thank you to all volunteers that made 2017 Fall Return Week a memorable experience. Over 70 people, including faculty, staff, Leo and Leona the Lion, and even Student Ambassadors volunteered!

We are also proud of employees who came together to make Return Week possible. Many volunteered to lead workshops, share their knowledge and passion, and provide insight into the meaning behind the work we all do.

A huge thank you goes out to the following departments and employees:

  • Administrative Suite
  • Facilities
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Office of Student Life
  • Information Technology
  • Magic Man Dr. Geoff Grimes
  • Mr. and Mrs. MVC
  • Individual presenters
  • Employee and student volunteers
  • Leo/Leona the Lion
  • Student Ambassadors

We could not have gotten through Return Week without each of your support. You make us MVC Proud and we are so very lucky to have you as part of the MVC family!