Faculty and Staff Reflection and Renewal Retreat is March 1 – 3


You’re invited to join faculty and staff (both full-time, adjunct, and part-time) for a Reflection and Renewal Retreat, March 1 – 3, sponsored by JCCC’s Staff and Organizational Development. This retreat, held at the Heartland Retreat Center in Parkville, Missouri, provides an opportunity to set aside our usual distractions of life and focus on nurturing and connecting our inner selves with our many outer roles. The theme for this retreat is “Winter Impressions.”

We will gather Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m. for dinner with the retreat ending Saturday, March 3, at noon before lunch. Private rooms and all meals will be provided for the duration of the two-night stay. The only “cost” is your personal commitment to this retreat experience, which will involve individual and collective reflection and reconnection with our own authentic selves in a relaxed and trustworthy community setting. Space is limited. Please register by Feb. 9. To register, or for more information, contact RubyRenee Wood, rwood40@jccc.edu or Kena Zumalt, kzumalt1@jccc.edu.

Don’t Cancel That Class!

If you have to miss a class for some reason (conference attendance, illness, etc.), you don’t have to cancel it. You can request a presentation about the different campus services and resources available to students, including the Career Development Center, Counseling, Student Life, Sustainability, the Small Business Development Center, or Success Advocates. Click here to schedule a presentation.

Writing Assignment Autopsy

Did your last writing assignment flop? Have you just stopped giving writing assignments altogether? Attend the writing assignment audit from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the CoLab. This workshop will focus on helping you create assignments that maximize the benefits for your students while streamlining the process for you. Presenters will offer tips on how to create writing assignments that work, as well as conduct “autopsies” to analyze participants’ own writing assignments. All disciplines are welcome! Please bring an example of a writing assignment (or one that you’re developing) from your course. Contact Farrell Hoy Jenab if you have questions.


Technology Training Spring Workshops

Looking for technology training? Staff & Organizational Development will be offering the following workshops in the upcoming weeks:

  • Adding Media into Presentations – CRN 30173 –  January 23, 2 p.m.  – RC  221
  • Office 365 – CRN 30172 – February 7, 10 a.m. –  RC 234
  • Excel Formulas & Functions – CRN 30167  –  February 15, 2 p.m.  –  RC 221
  • More Excel Functions – CRN 30166   –  February 22, 2 p.m.  –  RC 245
  • Planner –  CRN 30171  –  February 28, 10 a.m.  –   RC 234
  • OneDrive –  CRN 30169  –  March 6, 2 p.m.  –   RC 221
  • Charts & Graphs  –  CRN 30168  –  March 15, 10 a.m.  –  RC 221

To register for any of these classes, please follow the enrollment steps found here. If you have suggestions for future classes, please email Rachel Haynes (rhayne12@jccc.edu).