TLC Event Calendar

The TLC is still adding events to the Spring Quarter list, so please check back for more information.

As always, everyone is welcome at all TLC events, and no pre-registration is necessary. Additionally, all adjunct faculty who participate are eligible for stipends, up to six paid events per quarter. Get in touch with me if you would like to join any event through web conference or if you would like a recording of an event that you can't attend. 

Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the TLC seminar room, building 1, room 1219.

This Week: 

Session #2 - Introduction to the Culture of Incarceration: Exploring a Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Adult Learners (Monday, April 16th from 12:30 to 2:00pm in room 1-1221, and Monday, April 30th from 2:00 to 3:30, same program repeated each time - all are welcome): The Culture of Incarceration presents a unique and complex set of challenges for adult learners, many of whom have not had successful educational experiences.  Some of these challenges present in behavior, some present in ability to learn.  In this session, participants will learn about the Culture of Incarceration in greater detail and how institutional behaviors may show up in college environments.  We will discuss the impacts of trauma, institutionalization, and the culture of incarceration, as well as explore teaching from a trauma-informed perspective using real-life situations and behavior. Participants are asked to consider (in advance) how incarceration and institutionalization could impact their students, especially in terms of challenges to learning, and bring specific questions or examples to the workshop.

COACH Online & Hybrid Courses (Monday, April 16th from 1:00 to 2:00, in room 1-1220G  - all are welcome): Teaching online or hybrid courses requires additional teaching skills and tech savvy. This group provides an opportunity to share practical solutions and explore best practices. All participants receive a copy of Teaching Online: A Practical Guide. Facilitator: Jason Eggerman.

COACH Teaching Squares (Wednesday, April 18th, from 1:30 to 2:30pm in 1-1219 - all are welcome): The goal of this group is to observe and learn from the best resource we have – each other! These groups arrange for non-evaluative observations to spark conversation and discussion about teaching and learning. Facilitator: Tim Roe.

COACH Grants & Research (Thursday, April 19th, from 12:30 to 1:30pm in 1-1219- all are welcome): Grants and sponsored research provide funding that supplements the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as expanding subject matter expertise and personal networks within your field of study.  Learn about grant funding opportunities through the National Science Foundation, College Spark WA and other federal, state and regional funding programs. This group provides an opportunity for you to explore ideas for grant funding, learn who and what grant funders are looking for, understand the basics of proposal development while creating elevator speeches and identifying best practices for submitting a grant proposal.  Experienced grantees AND those new to grants are all encouraged to participate in this learning community! Facilitator: Mystic Reneau. 

Upcoming Events:

COACH Tenure Track Faculty (Monday, April 23rd, from 2:30 to 3:30pm): If you are tenure-track faculty SCC, join a group to learn more about college processes, classroom issues and anything connected to student success. Join facilitators Bill Rambo and Angela Rasmussen to discuss some of the books that people reviewed recently and plan for the quarter.


Teaching all the Generations (Tuesday, April 24th, from 12:30 to 1:30pm): Learn about yourself and others – and why we connect so well with members of our own generation, and perhaps, struggle with understanding older and younger generations. The five (5) generations currently living in the USA today include The G.I. Generation; The Silent Generation; Baby Boomers; Generation X; and the Millennials. They share the same teachings and times, and so, a distinct set of Core Values for each generation emerges as a result of these powerful and unique influences.  Awareness of the Core Values of each generation will aid in communicating with your students, colleagues, administrators, friends, and family. 

 COACH Active Learning/Student Engagement (Tuesday, April 24th, 2:00 to 3:00pm): Are you looking for ways to engage your students? If so, come join our COACH group where, together, we will explore ideas, engage in conversations, and collect resources or employ experts that will help create activities to bring your lectures and curriculum to life! Facilitators: Melinda Martin and Julie Litzenberger.

COACH Student Support (Wednesday, April 25th, from 2:00 to 3:00pm - all are welcome): Wendy Jones from the WorkForce office will be sharing several non-traditional funding options for students, including possible financial resources for childcare, glasses, tuition and books. She will share WorkForce contacts based on department of instruction. Also, as half of our student body are food insecure, she will share a sample statement you can include in your syllabus to inform students of available food resources. Facilitator: Linea Jantz.

 COACH Tenure Track Faculty (Monday, May 7th, from 2:30 to 3:30pm): If you are tenure-track faculty SCC, join a group to learn more about college processes, classroom issues and anything connected to student success. Join facilitators Bill Rambo and Angela Rasmussen. 



For more information, contact me, Angela Rasmussen at 533-8011 or