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August, 1998
IN THE PAPER VERSION OF THIS NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTED TO FACULTY AND STAFF, THE CONTENT IS ARRANGED IN COLUMNS AND THE CALENDAR IS PRESENTED IN TABLE FORM.

WARNING: ARSONISTS ON THE LOOSE AT HCC

Beware. Faculty Development is absolutely committed to setting fires on campus. There will be no escaping the red hot activities planned - starting late last semester, continuing with Dr. Lion Gardiner's presentation to the faculty today, workshops that people have been clamoring for, a Halloween blowout, and hot teaching support and professional improvement services. Beware: our all-new Faculty Development Committee is afire and coming your way. Nobody will pressure you to participate. The program is just too hot to avoid. Don't even think about not getting involved - you want it and we've got it, something for everyone.

Your Friendly Campus Arsonists

AWESOME TIMELINE TO BE DEDICATED TODAY

What an example of faculty initiative and educational benefit here! Possibly the world's longest timeline running the length of the HCC mall will be dedicated today. Timeline Photo The brainstorm of Rick Ziegler last spring, the idea of a timeline depicting the history of the earth from its formation to the present quickly gained the support of John Shen and Mark Shindler.

With the help of others on campus, including Tony Len and Wilfred Arakaki, Rick, John, and Mark figured the distance and worked out a scale for the quarter-mile line. One inch, they found, would represent 370,000 years. All human history would be crammed into the last inch of the line. Walk the line yourself and you'll certainly appreciate the shortness and fragility of human existence. What a way to make that point and to convey to students a sense of time!

Stan
Andrychowicz The timeline is a complement to the Dinosaur exhibit in Bldg. 2 and to the Berlin Wall monument, both of these projects also spearheaded by Rick. It will be dedicated today to Stan Andrychowicz, long-time HCC philosophy and learning skills instructor who passed away very suddenly three years ago. Today's dedication will be an acknowledgement of Stan's contributions to the college and a commemoration to the memory of this well-liked and highly respected colleague.

Our appreciation to everyone involved in this extraordinary project - all accomplished in 1/1000th of an inch.

BLOW 'EM AWAY THE FIRST DAY

The first day of class should be one of the most important days of the semester. Instructors "set the scene" for the entire course. And from that, students form impressions that persist for months. Student expectations formed on that one day will make a difference in how much and how well they will learn and how "successful" those well-laid plans become. The first day is well worth special thought and planning.

Scholarly articles uniformly place emphasis on the instructor being....

For a wealth of first day ideas, check the "teaching tips" section at the Faculty Development web site. Three of the very easiest things to do on the first day are....

Give it your best shot. Then tell us about it at our new Faculty Development "discussion forum" at "http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom"

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING

Need computer help? Rather not go through group training on machines and software a little different than your own? Now you can get help individually, in your office, on your software and your machine. Call Jim Poole at Ext. 168 (or e-mail jim@pulua for an appointment. Faculty with identical needs may be helped in small groups of no more than three people. $100/hr value, but mention Faculty Development and it's absolutely free. No limit on number of times. A great new opportunity. Call Jim - he's ready and waiting.

CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR COMING TO HCC

Republican candidate and Maui Mayor Linda Lingle will be at HCC to speak to faculty, administration, staff, and students Thursday, Sept. 3. Republican candidate and former long-time Honolulu mayor Frank Fasi will be here on Tuesday, Sept. 8. And Governor Ben Cayetano, Democratic candidate for re-election will be here on Tuesday, Sept. 15. All three will start at 2:30 in Bldg. 27, Room 111. The focus will be on faculty, education, and UHCC issues. With the Primary only days away, there will likely be a lot of interest and media attention at the times the candidates are here. This should be everyone's best opportunity to hear the candidates and ask them questions.

FALL WEBSHOPS START SEPT. 4

Workshops for faculty interested in developing internet materials for students will begin Sept. 4 at 2:30. Jon Blum-hardt will run the web materials workshops ("webshops"), one every Friday through Nov. 20. Each will cover a different topic ranging from considering objectives and design options to creating image animations and video clips. Faculty can work on their own course materials. Internet reference materials, assignments, open discussion forums, synopses, or all materials for an entire third or fourth class - you decide. The webshops are appropriate for anyone interested in developing entire web courses, but they are intended first for faculty interested in developing supplementary materials. Webshops will be held in Bldg. 7.

For scheduled topics or other information, contact Jon at Ext. 125, or check the calendar at the Faculty Development web site. A great chance here for well-prepared, expert help - don't miss it.

1998-1999
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Charlie Anderson Academic Support Representative
Jerry Cerny Administrative Liaison
Doris Christensen Division 2 Representative
Keith Crockett Division 3 Representative
Frank Fenlon Student Services Representative
Paul Jacoby Division 6 Representative
Doug Madden Chair
Ivan Nitta Division 4 Representative
Jim Poole Division 5 Representative
Rick Ziegler Division 1 Representative

ADOPT A GARDEN

Pick a small area on campus and put your landscaping and gardening expertise to work. Individuals and groups are invited. Start any time. Several areas have already been developed. It's a good, healthy break from teaching, it's good for the "soul," and it benefits the college. Contact Faculty Development or Staff Development. Visit our Adopt a Garden page on the web at http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/ intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/general/garden.htm

UPCOMING ARTICLES IN "THE NEWS"

New Faculty, Service Learning Projects, New Workshops, and much more. Next issue early September.

5-WEEK CALENDAR OF FACULTY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
AUG 17
Duty Period Start
New Faculty Mtg.
AUG 18 AUG 19 AUG 20
Lion F. Gardiner
Gen'l College Mtg
Timeline Dedicate
AUG 21
Admissions Day
Holiday
AUG 24
First Week
of Classes
AUG 25
No Faculty Dev.
Activities
AUG 26
No Faculty Dev.
Activities
AUG 27
No Faculty Dev.
Activities
AUG 28
No Faculty Dev.
Activities
AUG 31 SEP 1
Finalcial Plan
Workshop
SEP 2
Computer
Tutoring Starts
SEP 3
Candidate Linda
Lingle on Campus
SEP 4
Webshop 1: Using
the Web for Instr
SEP 7
Labor Day
Holiday
SEP 8
Candidate Frank
Fasi on Campus
SEP 9 SEP 10
Faculty Dev.
Committee Mtg
SEP 11
Webshop 2:
Search Internet
SEP 14 SEP 15
Governor Ben
Cayetano at HCC
SEP 16 SEP 17
New Faculty
Follow-up Mtg
SEP 18
Webshop 3: Link
to Other Sites

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