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November 11, 2013 Week 7- Fall Quarter

Week # 7 - Advising & Registration Week Baker Offers a Cornucopia of HUS, CRJ and ECE Educational Options

Certificates:  911 Telecommunications  Child Care Assistant  Corrections Officer

HUS, CRJ and ECE News

Baker College - Clinton Township

Volume 1, Issue 7

Associate of Applied Science:  Criminal Justice  Early Childhood Education  Fire Science  Human Services  Paraprofessional: Early Elementary  Paraprofessional: P-12 Special Education  Public Safety Bachelor of Interpreter Training:  Interpreter Training Bachelor of Human Services:  Human Services Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice:  Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education:  Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science in Fire Science:

Fire Science

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety:

Public Safety

Post baccalaureate Certificate: Addiction Studies:

Addiction Studies


End of Quarter Notice Instructors have contact with students who may not take the time to visit the Business Office or Financial Aid before exam time. In an effort to facilitate important communication with our students regarding financial matters, we send a reminder notice for instructors to distribute to the students in class. The Financial Aid and Business Offices appreciate your assistance in giving our students more time to take care of these matters. Many times the student simply needs to contact the Financial Aid office to complete any required paperwork or apply for aid before the end of the quarter. If students wait until the quarter ends, they may not be able to receive financial aid for that quarter. It also allows the Business Office to answer any questions or concerns that students may have about their financial account. We do not disclose information to other students or personal student account information in the notices. The information contained in each notice should remain personal and confidential for each student. If a student does not have the authorization form signed by week 10, please still allow the student to take his/her final exam. The Business Office appreciates your efforts and thanks you for your support!

Friday, November 22, 2013 From 12:00noon - 2:00pm Open to all Full Time & Adjunct Faculty and Staff

If you are interested in participating in the Potluck, please identify the item you plan to bring and place your name on the sign-up sheet located on the refrigerator in the Lunch Room.

The Potluck will take place in the Lunch Room Bring as much as you want, try to be creative. Let’s have some fun.

If there are questions, please contact

Barb Krygel at Ext 2598.


Implementing Quality Teaching and Learning: Your Challenge Our Fall Kickoff PD session focused on the process used to make purposeful decisions that foster an engaging and rigorous learning environment. At the end of the session, Dr. Treanor issued the following challenge for all faculty teaching this quarter (whether you attended the Kickoff session or not): Identify a lesson that you will be teaching this quarter that has not gone well in the past (or that you anticipate may not go well if you have not taught it before). Use the Quality Teaching Faculty Implementation Form to analyze the lesson, identify “strengths” and “limitations” (based on past experience or forethought), and plan “modifications” PRIOR to teaching the lesson this quarter. (If you participated in the Kickoff PD, this is probably done or nearly done—see that last page of your participant packet.). Implement your planned “modifications” when you teach the lesson. After you teach the lesson, use another Quality Teaching Faculty Implementation Form to document the results of the lesson—Strengths, Limitations, Modifications, Evidence, and Student Learning. Please submit both forms to Dr. Janet M. Joiner, Dean of HUS, CRJ and ECE by the end of Week 9 (December 6).

Advising & Registration Week Reminder for Students (Updated) Faculty are asked to remind students Advising & Registration is currently underway for winter quarter 2014. Advisors are available in the Student Center Monday at 9:00am—8:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday at 9:00am—6:00pm and Friday at 8:00am—5:00pm. Students that have earned 30 credits or more can begin registering Monday, November 11, those with 13-29 credits can begin registering Tuesday, and those with less than 13 credits completed to date may begin registering Wednesday. Thank you for your support!

Faculty Dual Campus Teaching Reminder Adjunct faculty teaching loads are limited to 12 credit hours per quarter. Even if an instructor teaches at multiple Baker College campuses, the faculty member is limited to teaching a maximum of 12 credit hours per quarter. The maximum allowable hours per week, per course is 9 hours (4 class contact hours and 5 hours of preparation); the maximum allowable hours per week, per adjunct faculty member is 27 hours. If you have not exceeded your 27 hour per week maximum, and are interested in exploring opportunities for faculty involvement, please contact your Program Director (wynonia.ward@baker.edu, john.wilk@baker.edu, maryjane.merren@baker.edu).

Attention all WRK Faculty (New) All WRK Faculty are asked to participate in one of two Debrief Meetings to provide feedback and discuss the WRK internship experience, and make edits/revisions to the process, curriculum (such as discussion boards, reflective questions, summary reports, etc.). The Debrief Meetings will be held Friday, January 17th and Friday, April 11th on the Baker College Owosso Campus. Please do mark your calendar early, and plan to attend one of these two scheduled sessions. Continue to visit your Baker email and read this Newsletter for additional information on this process closer to the date. Thank you in advance for your support and continued commitment to excellence.


Special Note from Barbara Krygel, Director of Advising If a student comes to you and states that s/he has attempted suicide, wants to commit suicide or harm himself/herself or others contact Campus Safety or bring the student to the Advising Office immediately. Campus Safety will contact 911 if there was a suicide attempt. Staff is not to detain the student if he or she is determined to leave the premises. However, it is critical to contact Campus Safety immediately, they will contact the authorities. Never leave the student

unattended, with another student or send

them home.

SAMHSA Online Suicide Prevention Training Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) If you would like additional information and training on suicide prevention, Baker College through a relationship with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a FREE, two-hour online training that can be accessed through the following link: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSAMHSA/ bulletins/804729 This course can be completed in approximately tw0 hours and in more than one session if needed. The Training is open to all Baker College faculty and staff; participants seeking continuing education credit that successfully complete the course may be eligible to receive 2 clock hours of continuing education credit from the National Board for Certified Counselors and/or 2 contact hours of social work continuing education from the National Association of Social Workers.

Apple’s Assistant Siri Apple has reconfigured its voice assistant Siri to provide the phone number of the Suicide Prevention Lifeline whenever a comment is made or a question asked that reflects potential suicide interest. If the user fails to respond to Siri’s resource , Siri will then automatically provide the user a list of local suicide prevention centers. To learn more visit: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/ Technology/2013/06/20/Apples-Siri-now-responds-appropriately-toremarks-about-suicide/UPI-44051371760270/


“Health, Wellness & Info Apps of the Week”

As we quickly approach the Holiday Season, this week’s Apps are focused on health and well-being. You may find these Apps particularly helpful in maintaining a healthy weight and mental balance.

MyFitnessPal “Myfitnesspal” is an App designed to help monitor food intake/calories, map nutritional goals, and accurately record exercise routines, and much more. Myfitnesspal is customer friendly and even offers a group setting which allows users to actively engage each other (if they wish). Even though Myfitnesspal is a FREE App, its customer service is second-to-none. If there are questions/concerns related to the use of the App, simply send its Customer Service Center an email. I once emailed a question to Customer Service on a Friday evening and within 35 minutes I received a thoughtful, detailed personal response! Myfitnesspal is available for use on all mobile platforms. To watch a YouTube demonstration of Myfitnesspal, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=owRmv3oN5E4

Quiet Nap & Restful Sleep “Quiet Nap & Restful Sleep” is an App designed to facilitate TIMED 15, 20, or 30 minute power naps. Popular research indicates taking time to power nap, especially during the Holidays or other potentially stressful times can improve mood, boost energy, and enhance overall productivity. This is a FREE App available on all mobile platforms. For a description, see: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quiet-nap-and-restful-sleep/id623032512?mt=8

Stitcher “Stitcher” is an App that came highly recommended by Mr. Larry Bukowski, Adjunct Advisor in Baker’s Teacher Education program. Stitcher allows users to listen to over 20,000 radio shows and podcasts on their mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android or desktop computers. Sticher also allows users to live stream the most up-to-date news, sports, talk, and entertainment radio anywhere on demand. To learn more about Stitcher, visit: http:// www.stitcher.com/learn-more.

Happy Healthy App There is an App for almost everything, including one designed to aid us in monitoring our daily mood and emotional health. This App can serve as a simple reminder to help us take better care of ourselves by thinking about our daily habits and what gives us joy. App creators believe reflecting on these positives can help sustain mental/emotional well-being. To learn more, visit: http:// www.happyhealthyapp.com/app

Note: If you have mobile Apps or Baker related information you would like to share in this Newsletter, please send an email to janet.joiner@baker.edu and include the name of the App(s)/information you would like to circulate. To open live web links in this Newsletter, you may be required to activate your Adobe Flash plugin, if it isn’t up-to-date.


Blackboard Upgrade Coming Soon! In an effort to increase student engagement and provide enhanced tools to faculty, Baker College will be upgrading to Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 13 on December 30, 2013. While there are many improvements with SP 13, two essential enhancements that will be available are:

Faculty Efficiency – Inline Grading New capabilities in SP 13 will save faculty time and effort, making it easier to focus on student engagement, feedback, and other instructional activities. Inline grading offers faculty a consistent and efficient grading experience. Instructors will be able to see student submissions, and annotate and provide feedback to assignments by using the grading tools without downloading or uploading documents.

Enhanced Discussion Board Interface SP 13 incorporates exciting new Discussion Board features that cultivate active learning and student engagement. A cleaner interface that includes improved thread organization and an option for profile photos enhances the user experience. In addition, Bb has introduced a new “post first” setting that allows faculty to specify that students must enter their own thread before viewing other threads in a forum.

Bb SP 13 What’s Better Training To introduce and assist faculty in learning about the new features in SP 13 we will be utilizing WebEx Seminars and Video Tutorials. These resources are designed to assist faculty with step-by-step directions for maneuvering through the updated platform. The Video Tutorials will be available through the “Bb SP 13 What’s Better” tab found on the Bb portal page beginning in October. In addition, faculty and academic leaders can register for WebEx seminars via the same tab. The WebEx Seminars will be recorded and available for viewing for those faculty interested but unable to attend the live sessions. The WebEx schedule is included below. In addition, to provide a preview of one of the new features we have included a “Bb SP 13 What’s Better” document to provide an initial preview regarding the new inline grading functionality.

Bb SP 13 What’s Better Transition Due to our recent transition to a Blackboard hosted environment, the time required to upgrade to an enhanced version of Blackboard is much shorter. We will be transitioning to Bb SP13 on December 30 th, 2013. The process should take only a few days, including all post transition testing. We expect Blackboard to be available on January 2, 2014, and will be sending an announcement to faculty, staff and students once Blackboard is back online.

Bb SP 13 What’s Better About Inline Grading Inline Grading offers instructors a consistent grading experience within assignments, blogs, discussions, journals, and wikis. Instructors can grade a submission, post, and entry without leaving the page. Instructors can see the student submission content on the left and be able to grade the submission by using the grading tools in sidebar on the right.


Blackboard Training Sessions

Dates

Times

Blackboard Overview

November 11, 2013

10-11am & 1-2pm

Blackboard Overview

November 12, 2013

10-11am & 1-2pm

Blackboard Overview

November 13, 2013

12-1pm & 6-7pm

Blackboard Overview

November 15, 2013

6-7 pm & 9-10 pm

Global Navigation

November 18, 2013

10-11am

Discussion Board

November 18, 2013

1-2pm

Inline Grading

November 18, 2013

8-9 pm

Inline Grading

November 20, 2013

10-11 am

Global Navigation

November 20, 2013

1-2 pm

Discussion Board

November 20, 2013

6 -7 pm

Discussion Board

December 3, 2013

10-11am

Inline Grading

December 3, 2013

12-1pm

Global Navigation

December 3, 2013

8-9 pm

Global Navigation

December 5, 2013

10-11am

Inline Grading

December 5, 2013

1-2pm

Discussion Board

December 5, 2013

8-9 pm

Mandatory CPI Training: CPI Training is mandatory for all faculty and must be completed during 2013 - 2014. Below are remaining winter 2014 and spring 2014 dates (all fall training dates have been completed). During CPI Training attendees will learn how challenging and potentially dangerous situations develop, how our actions can influence outcomes, strategies to help maximize our safety and that of others during confrontations, as well as other important aspects of Violence Response Procedures. Winter Quarter 2014 Saturday, January 11th – 8:00am – 12:30pm, Main Campus- Community Room Tuesday, January 21st – 5:00pm – 9:30pm, C Bldg. Community Room Thursday, February 13th – 5:00pm – 9:30pm, C Bldg. Community Room Spring Quarter 2014 Saturday, April 5th – 8:00am – 12:30pm, Main Campus- Community Room Tuesday, April 15th – 5:00pm – 9:30pm, C Bldg. Community Room Wednesday, April 23rd – 5:00pm – 9:30pm, C Bldg. Community Room Your attendance is required for the 2013-2014 school year, so please register early as class sizes are limited. Register by email at CPI-CT@Baker.edu and provide two date preferences, your phone number and department. You will receive a confirmation e-mail; if you have questions please contact Barb Krygel at 586 790-9598.


DATING & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. There is help available. If you witness warning signs of abuse in a friend, family member, or co-worker, please take them seriously. This presentation will focus on identifying domestic violence, statistics, local resources, and support. PRESENTER: Disability Service Coordinator, Claudia Webb, MSW WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 3:30- 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Student Center, Baker College - Clinton Twp. REGISTRATION: The presentation is free and open to the public. If you have questions, or need additional information, please e-mail Claudia Webb at claudia.webb@baker.edu or call at 586- 790-9716.

Important Dates 

Week 7 Advising & Registration 11/11/13—11/15/13 

Thanksgiving Br eak 11/25/13—11/29/13 

Final Exam Week 

12/9/13—12/14/13

Grades Due by 12:00pm 12/16/13  Faculty Workroom Hours Monday—Thursday, 8:00am-10:00pm, Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm & Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm

Evening Academic Office Coverage for HUS, ECE, and CRJ * 

Monday - Janet M. Joiner, Dean of HUS, ECE, and CRJ 

Tuesday - Mary Jane Merren, Director of ECE  

Wednesday - John Wilk, Director of CRJ Thursday - Wynonia Ward, Director of HUS

*The above administrators will be available in the Academic Office Monday—Thursday until 6:15pm

Janet M. Joiner, PhD, LMSW Dean of Human Services, Early Childhood Education, and Criminal Justice Baker College of Clinton Township Office Phone: (586)790-2814 - FAX (586) 791-6611 Janet.joiner@baker.edu


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