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FLEX DAY | Link to previous FLEX DAY (Fall 2021)

Thursday, February 24, 2022 • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Welcome – 8:30 am
Keynote – 9:30 am
Strategic Planning – 10:15 am
Department Meetings – 11:15 am
Lunch Break – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Panopto Session – 1:00 pm


8:30 am - 9:15 am

Welcome to Spring 2022 – Tim McGrath, GWC President

Instruction – Meridith Randall, Vice President

Student Services – Dr. Claudia Lee, Vice President

Administrative Services – Janet Houlihan, Vice President

Academic Senate – Pete Bouzar, President

Classified Senate – Ben Olague, President

Preparing for the Day – Dr. Kristine Clancy, Flex Coordinator 

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 943 3538 2123

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833

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9:30 - 10:15 am

Nurturing Resiliency
Dr. Daisy Gonzales, Deputy Chancellor

Born into an immigrant family in Southern California, Deputy Chancellor Daisy Gonzales spent much of her formative years in Los Angeles’ foster care system. Witnessing firsthand the numerous challenges and inequities students face, she quickly took on leadership roles in student government to advocate for student voices. After completing a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Mills College, Gonzales completed a master’s degree and PhD. in sociology from UC Santa Barbara. Gonzales began her career in education as a dual-immersion third-grade teacher before taking on a career in fiscal policy and legislation. Gonzales served as a budget consultant for the California State Assembly Budget Committee, and was the principal consultant for the Assembly Appropriations Committee and Associate Director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). Breaking barriers for women of color, as both the first Latina to serve as Deputy Chancellor and the first to take on the role of acting chancellor, Gonzales leads the country’s largest higher education system, driving transformational change to achieve the goals of the system’s Vision for Success. Having overseen operations and strategic policy within the California Community Colleges, her experience as a leader and unapologetic anti-racist mindset, uniquely qualify Gonzales to lead the California Community Colleges. Gonzales steers continuous efforts to highlight the work of equity and to center student success, guiding this through the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) workgroup. The DEI workgroup has strategically organized transformational change across the system. She is a former Aspen Institute Rising President fellow, serves as commissioner of Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), is co-founder of the Sacramento Latina Leaders Network and the California Community Colleges Women’s Caucus. In recognition of her leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she received the 2021 California Legislative Women’s Caucus Woman of the Year Award.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 986 7407 7201

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833

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10:15 am - 11:00 am

Committee Restructure and Strategic Plan

An informational session on the work completed by the Committee on Committees and Strategic Plan Task Force.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 986 7407 7201

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833

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11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Note: If you are on a mobile device, please scroll to the right to view all the content.

Department Chair Zoom Meeting ID Link Phone Number
Accounting, Business, and Computer Science Bern Baumgartner 948 7023 0186 (669) 900-6833
Art Amanda Best 930 6137 9757 (669) 900-6833
Automotive Tech, Digital Arts, Drafting, and Floral Design Michael Russell 959 1187 9480 (669) 900-6833
Biological Sciences Kate Egan 954 4421 8494 (669) 900-6833
Communication Kristine Clancy 937 5335 1639 (669) 900-6833
Cosmetology Jon Holland

962 2256 4407

Passcode: 781100 (669) 900-6833
Counseling and EOPS Damien Jordan 378 759 1939 (669) 900-6833
Criminal Justice John Wolfe/ Derrick Watkins

815 178  0993

Password: 542407 (669) 900-6833
ELL and ESL Teresa Nguyen 922 1098 4908 (669) 900-6833
English Theresa Lavarini

922 8747 8734

Passcode: ENGFLEX22 (669) 900-6833
Kinesiology Leilani Johnson

975 3282 7873 (669) 900-6833
Liberal Arts & Culture (Anthropology, Geography, History, Philosophy) Noah Levin/ Sunshine McClain

921 9068 8540 (669) 900-6833
Library Gonzalo Garcia

965 9874 3251 (669) 900-6833
Mathematics and Engineering Erin Craig

495 106 1571 (669) 900-6833
Nursing Amy Thach

933 1174 2477 (669) 900-6833
Performing Arts (Theater Arts, Music, Dance) Martie Ramm Engle

999 0953 4984 (669) 900-6833
Physical Sciences James Almy 903 082 1650 (669) 900-6833
Psychology Laura Duvall

912 2340 9554 (669) 900-6833
Social Sciences Jennifer Bailly/ Margot Bowlby

913 2561 4651 (669) 900-6833
World Language, Sign Language & Interpreting Veronica Pizano

930 7792 7936 (669) 900-6833

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1:00 - 1:45 pm

Welcome to Panopto
Kathryn Kelly, Panopto Manager of Customer Training and Documentation, North America

Over the course of 2022 TechSmith Knowmia (formerly Relay) will be sunsetting, in anticipation of this move the Coast Community College concluded their search for a replacement with the adoption of Panopto. This presentation will introduce Panopto and share its many features as a canvas tool. You will learn how to record and embed videos with Panopto. An overview of the various video viewer features including search, discussion, and variable speed playback. How to find additional Panopto learning tools and more about our transition to the platform.


Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 945 6239 5987

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833

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Session 1: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Session 2: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

  • All breakout sessions are offered twice (expect where otherwise noted): Session 1 and Session 2.
  • Sessions will be recorded and shared campus-wide after Flex Day.
  • Zoom links are unique for each topic.
  • You must sign in at the start of each session you attend to receive attendance credit.
  • QR codes and an attendance link will be provided for participants to sign in during each session.

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2:00 - 2:45 pm  or  3:00 - 3:45 pm

What can IPD do for me?
Katherine Green, Amanda Best

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 486 464 1912

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833 

IPD is for ALL faculty, both full time or part time. We offer financial assistance (reimbursement) for professional development activities, and we can help you complete your salary advancement goals to move to the 5th column. If you are already on the 5th column, we can help you earn up to $500 by completing approved professional development activities. Full time faculty may also apply for a sabbatical. Come to learn more about how IPD serves your professional development interests.

Learning about Accessibility for Distance Education!!
Milan Suzuki

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 220 879 8125

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833 

Interactive workshop for faculty and staff to learn how to use the "Accessibility Checker" and other tools to provide an accessible Canvas page for students. Workshop uses a dummy canvas page (already prepared) for a hands-on, group approach to improve accessibility practices for students with disabilities (i.e., require screen readers)

How to adopt OERs - and get paid for it!
Noah Levin 

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 969 7849 8989

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are free electronic textbooks and materials for our students to use. The last few years has seen a boom in their creation and adoption and in this presentation I will show you the basics of how to use them, where to find ones especially suited for our students, and share how you might be able to get paid for adapting your courses to use OERs. 

An Introduction to GWC's Center for Innovation and Learning
Erin Craig

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 495 106 1571

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833

This collaborative session will share the goals and plans for GWC's Center for Innovation and Learning (CIL) that is currently in planning/pilot phase. Faculty will then engage in rich discussion with peers to identify and brainstorm current GWC faculty learning needs, themes, and future work for the center. GWC's CIL will have pilot activities in Spring 2022 and offer a full scope of learning opportunities and trainings in Fall 2022. We are seeking both CIL learners and presenters, the more the merrier!

Note: This session will only be available in breakout 1

The Elusive RSI. What counts? What doesn't? Heck! What is it?
Jodie Butler

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 992 8146 6737

Phone: (669) 900-6833

Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI) in our online classes is one of the most important components not only for student success and course community building but also for compliance to state and federal regulations. It is a big deal. Whenever instructors ask specific questions about it, we get a little vague about the details, and there's a reason for it. Come find out why that might be and find out all things RSI. Well, maybe not ALL the things, but a lot!

Making Your Canvas Pages Pop!
Juli Van Dorn


Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 929 1030 9168

Passcode: 59376047

Phone: (669) 900-6833

With Design Tools by DesignPlus, you can quickly and easily add aesthetic appeal to your Canvas Pages and make them more engaging for students! In this session, we'll cover selecting a "Theme," which will add structure, icons, and colors to your page. Themes organize your content in a visually appealing way, reducing reading fatigue and helping students find what they need. We’ll then add "Tabs” to the page, so that you can chunk your content in an engaging and clutter-free way! Lastly, we’ll add an interactive "Quick Check," so that students can confirm their understanding of key points as they're learning. While DesignPlus allows infinite customization once you get rolling, we'll focus on the basics that everyone will want to use!

Promoting Academic Integrity in Your Classroom
Carla Martinez

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 941 1947 1133

Phone: (669) 900-6833

In this session faculty will learn how to promote academic integrity in their classes. Dr. Carla Martinez, Dean of Students & Library, will share best practices from other GWC faculty, college resources, and a new student campaign promoting academic integrity. Additionally, faculty will learn what to do if they suspect a student has committed academic misconduct.

SchoolsFirst FCU – Let’s Talk Retirement!
Liz Shatzel

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 742 933 3964

Passcode: 848333

Phone Number: (346) 248-7799

Learn what retirement savings plan options are available to you. Gain a basic understanding of your pension (CalSTRS/CalPERS) and why it is important to have additional savings. Have the opportunity to enroll in a 403b/457b. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore how to better prepare yourself for the future!

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4:00 pm - 4:45pm

Theresa Lavarini, Vice President and Site Representative for GWC
James Almy, GWC Negotiation Team

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 903 082 1650

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833

Lynn Buller, President, Coast CCA

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 927 2327 4880

Passcode: 505358

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833

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Before lunch

Julie U Nguyen
(714) 895-8103

David Vasquez
(714) 895-8309

After lunch

Jill Keifer
(714) 895-8792

Patty Fonseca
(714) 895-8175

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