FPD Events

Calendar of Upcoming Events 

The following events may be of interest to faculty, and may or may not be hosted by FPD. 


Trauma-Informed Webinar: Co-Regulation Skills

Thursday, January 16, 4-5 p.m.

This webinar, hosted by the OEA, will discuss co-regulation, which is the ability to help another person return to a regulated state. You will learn practical skills that you can immediately put into practice. Register here

Artist Talk: From Table to Metaphor and From Vessel to Intrigue

Wednesday, January 22nd, 3:30-4:30, Roger Hall Gallery, Bldg 11

From Table to Metaphor and From Vessel to Intrigue will feature talks by ceramicists Hank Murrow and Joe Davis

Workshop: Intercultural Communication (CCPD)

Friday, January 24, 10:30-12:30, Longhouse

This workshop, hosted by CCPD and facilitated by Speech and Communication Studies faculty member Dr. Rosemarie Tillman, explores the impact of culture on communication. This is an investigation of how elements like language, nonverbal communication, values, beliefs, worldview, and identity impact communication between different cultures and co-cultures. There is also an exploration of how culturally based assumptions influence perceptions, behaviors, and communication.

Workshop: Implicit Bias (CCPD) 

Wednesday, January 29, 1-3 p.m., Bldg 02, rm 213 (repeats on 2/24 and 3/12)

This workshop, led by Frances Portillo, an independent consultant specializing in Cross-Cultural Communication, Social and Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Resolution, will address implicit bias. This workshop addresses the ways that we develop and enact implicit biases. This workshop also identifies the ways that biases show up in communication, decisions, and in the workplace culture. Workshop Objectives: 1) Increase understanding of the need and benefits for examining and understanding the dynamics of implicit bias. 2) Increase awareness and understanding of the conditions and dynamics that result in implicit biases. 3) Identify the ways that implicit bias shows up in the workplace. 

Artist Talk: Off the Shelf: Artist's Books from the Collection of Susan Lowdermilk

Wednesday, January 29th, 2:00-3:00p.m.. Main Art Gallery

Off the Shelf: Artist's Books from the Collection of Susan Lowdermilk will feature a talk by Susan Lowdermilk, a faculty member in Art at Lane.

Workshop: Gender Issues in the Workplace (CCPD) 

Wednesday, January 29, 3-5 p.m., Bldg 02, rm 213 (repeats on 2/24 and 3/12)

This workshop will explore multiple dynamics of gender identity, gender expression and gender non-conformity that show up in the workplace and in the lives of students, staff, and community. Workshop Objectives: 1) Examine the foundation and constructs that have resulted in experiencing gender as a binary construct. 2) Identify multiple gender dynamics including: gender roles, gender identity, transgender experiences, and gender non-conformity, 3) Summarize important LGBTQ vocabulary 4) Increase understanding of gender-based harassment and discrimination in the workplace 5) Identify ways to respond to gender-based discrimination. 

Cultural Competency Professional Development Workshops with Professor Silvester Henderson (CCPD)

Workshop One, Thursday, January 30, 10-12 p.m., Bldg 19, rm 220

Workshop Two, Thursday, January 30, 1:30-3:30, Bldg 19, rm 220

CCPD is sponsoring two workshops with Professor Silvester Henderson, which will take place on Thursday, January 30th. The workshops will include a buffet lunch between sessions. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the lunch.

Workshop One: Develop Culturally Responsive Campus Leaders Through the Support of Race, Gender, and Culturally Focused Professional Development

Campus leadership that supports gender equity, racial diversity and academic positional equality requires the engagement of intersectional, responsive, and culturally relevant strategies and practices for the promotion of equity based learning. Conversations will address ways faculty can support students' diverse perspectives, cultural traditions, heritage, and gender identities in a culturally responsive manner. 

Workshop Two: Curriculum and Instruction for Disproportionately Impacted Students: A Pathway to Higher Education

How can we support disproportionately impacted students at Lane through curriculum and instruction? When faculty highlight the importance of our students’ cultural heritage via cultural sensitivity and appreciation, students can begin to connect their human experiences with our current institutional and curricular requirements. This workshop will share hands-on, equity-focused teaching methods and curricular approaches that benefit disproportionately impacted students.

Sabbatical Deadline

Sabbatical applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 31. Please see the FPD Sabbaticals page for more information and the application. 


Workshop: “Using the Cultural Wealth Model for Latino/a and Latinx Student Retention” (CCPD)

Tuesday, February 4, 9-11am Bldg 02, rm 213

This workshop, sponsored by CCPD and facilitated by Dr. Jane Reeder, will look at Yosso's Cultural Wealth Model and how that capital is used by Latino/a and Latinx students to navigate through an Eurocentric education system. The Cultural Wealth Model represents a framework to understand how students of color access and experience college from a strengths-based cultural
perspective. Workshop Objectives: 1)To learn and understand the role of cultural wealth in retention of Latino/a and Latinx students 2) Identify how we, as a college community, can support students in utilizing their cultural wealth to be successful 3) Examine our own implicit bias as educational professionals in perpetuating traditional forms of education as a "one size fits all" model.

Student panel/ Q/A session and Follow-up Brown Bag: "The Hidden Curriculum"

Panel: Monday, February 10, at 2 p.m. in CEN 308

Brown Bag: Friday, February 21 at 9 a.m., also in CEN 308

Students new to higher education, and especially first-generation students, can face the barrier of what's called the "hidden curriculum": those practices or expectations that can help students to succeed, but which are often left unspoken. In this student panel, hosted by FPD and facilitated by Spanish faculty member Rachel Knighten, we will hear from students at Lane about their experiences with the "hidden curriculum," and get their feedback about the ways faculty can better support them inside and outside of the classroom. We will discuss the panel as well as strategies we as faculty can use to effectively guide our students through the hidden curriculum further at the follow-up brown bag, facilitated by Political Science faculty member Erika Masaki. Light refreshments will be served at both events. 

Workshops: "Respectful Environment" (CCPD)

Workshop #1: Thursday, February 13, 1-3 p.m., Bldg 02, rm 213 (Repeats 3/3, 3/13)

Workshop #2: Thursday, February 13, 3-5 p.m., Bldg 02, rm 213 (Repeats 3/13)

Workshop #1: Respectful Environment #1

In this participatory workshop, Education Management Consultant John Lenssen will facilitate a group discussion on what it takes to create a respectful, welcoming and inclusive workplace environment. Workshop objectives: 1) Increase understanding of issues related to workplace cultures that are not respectful, welcoming and inclusive. Issues will include bullying, harassment and hostile environments. 2) Identify responses to unwelcome communication, harassment, bullying, conflicts, and complaints. 3) Increase understanding of effective strategies to participate in and create a welcoming, inclusive and respectful workplace.

Workshop #2: Respectful Environment #2

This is a skill- building workshop that promotes skills in communication, conflict resolution, and community building. This workshop will be open to employees who have completed Respectful Environment Workshop #1 and desire more
skill building. Workshop objectives: 1) Learn and practice skills in listening and reflecting back what has been said. 2)
Increase intercultural communication skills. 3) Acquire and practice skills in conflict resolution and mediation. 4)
Identify leadership skills for creating respectful teams and communities.

Workshop: "Exploring Differences Between Religion and Spirituality" (CCPD)

Friday, February 14, 11am-1pm, Longhouse

Dr. Rosemarie Tillman will discuss the major difference between religion and spirituality as one of believing versus being. Religion's focus is the content of one's belief and the outworking of that belief; spirituality's focus is the process of becoming more attuned to unworldly affairs. It's possible to be religious without being spiritual and spiritual without being religious.

Follow-up Brown Bag: "The Hidden Curriculum"

Brown Bag: Friday, February 21, 9:00-10:00 am, also in CEN 308

Students new to higher education, and especially first-generation students, can face the barrier of what's called the "hidden curriculum": those practices or expectations that can help students to succeed, but which are often left unspoken. In this brown bag, facilitated by Political Science faculty member Erika Masaki, participants will discuss the student panel from February 10 as well as strategies we as faculty can use to effectively guide our students through the hidden curriculum. Light refreshments will be served at both events. 

Workshop: “The Social Construction Of Difference” (CCPD)

February 21st – 10:30am-12:30pm Longhouse

This workshop, presented by Dr. Rosemarie Tillman. offers a number of activities that can be used to start a dialogue about differences in human experience, before dealing with more challenging issues of diversity such as oppression, inequality, prejudice, etc. The goal is offer an easier way to think and talk about people who are different than us. Diversity workshops are often viewed with resistance, fear, and/or the belief that there is really nothing to learn. This model suggests that every individual
has diverse beliefs and attributes within them, and when faced with contradictions, in a non-confrontational setting, they will be more willing to use their insight and creativity to explore an issue or solve a problem. Participants focus on tasks that do not directly confront their beliefs, but instead ask them to make choices using their intellectual and creative skills. Tasks are designed to allow for discussion afterwards. The focus is positive, to better understand our differences in how we see the world rather than focusing on conflicts.

Workshop: "Implicit Bias" (CCPD)

February 24, 1-3pm Bldg 2, rm 213 

See above for description. 

Workshop: "Gender Issues in the Workplace" (CCPD) 

February 24, 3-5 p.m., Bldg 2, rm 213

See above for description.


Workshops: "Respectful Environment 1 and 2" (CCPD) 

Workshop #1: Tuesday, March 3,1-3pm, Bldg 02 rm 213

Workshop #1: Tuesday, March 3, 3-5 p.m., Bldg 02, rm 213

Please see descriptions above

Workshop: "What is Intersectionality?" (CCPD)

Friday, March 6,11am-1pm, Longhouse

In “What Is Intersectionality?,” presented by Dr. Tillman, a brief presentation will start a journey of understanding the basic definition of the term coined in the late 80s/early 90s by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw. The term continues to evolve around and explore the dynamics and dimension of oppression, power, and privilege. Intersectionality shows us that everyone could do better, that every anti-discrimination attempt could work harder and be more inclusive.

After the presentation, we will engage in some brief activities, exercises, and role playing to heighten our awareness
that intersectionality needs refining as a tool. Emphasis will be placed on how important it is for us to acknowledge
and articulate that people are more than a simple label. Hopefully we will start to unpack what intersectionality
means to us individually, professionally, and as a community. Must intersectionality be at odds with or could it work
in tandem with social justice?

Workshop: Implicit Bias (CCPD) 

Thursday, March 12, 1-3 p.m., Bldg 02, rm 213

Please see above for a description.

Workshop: Gender Issues in the Workplace (CCPD) 

Thursday, March 12, 3-5 p.m., Bldg 02, rm 213 

Please see above for a description.

Workshops: Respectful Communication (CCPD)

Workshop #1: Friday, March 13, 3-5 p.m., Bldg 02, rm 213

Workshop #2: Friday, March 13, 3-5 p.m., Bldg 02, rm 213

Please see descriptions above. 

Workshop: “Trauma-Informed Educational Practices & Universal Design in the Community
College Context” (CCPD)

Wednesday, March 18, 1-3pm, Bldg 02, rm 213

This workshop, presented by Nikki Gavin, Interim Dean of Mathematics & Engineering, will discuss trauma-Informed
Educational Practices (TIEP) and Universal Design (UD). TIEP and UD have been researched and supported in K-12 contexts but the need for expanding these practices to community colleges, particularly developmental education, is becoming
increasingly critical in order to mitigate the effect trauma has on student success and institutional effectiveness.
Efforts to improve student persistence, retention, and completion, and institutional efforts toward equity and
inclusion, innovation, integrity, and accessibility, will go unrealized until a greater awareness and community of
practice around TIEP and UD is institutionalized. As open access institutions, community colleges serve greater numbers of students coming from marginalized and trauma-impacted populations, thus increasing the significance of TIEP and UD to the mission of community college education. This workshop will focus on increasing staff and educator awareness of Trauma-Informed Educational Practices as well as the critical analysis of current institutional practices across campus to examine their alignment with the tenets of Universal Design. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and concerns from their campus
areas for discussion and exploration.


Pacific Northwest Great Teachers Seminar

June 14-18, 2020. Menucha Retreat Conference Center, 25 miles east of Portland. 

According to the PNGTS website, "The Pacific Northwest Great Teaching Seminar is a response to the belief that the best teaching ideas, innovations, and strategies come from within our own ranks. The experts at this seminar are peers who practice the art of teaching every day like you. As community college teachers, we often work in isolation. Our schedules are different from those of our colleagues and our days are spent inside classrooms and small offices. We often don't have an opportunity to discuss the great ideas, daily successes, problems, helpful practices and teaching techniques that make up our professional lives. In a relaxed environment, the seminar provides a wonderful chance to share ideas and to hear what works well for other teachers." 

The cost for the seminar is $800 before March 1st and $900 thereafter (includes shared room, meals, and all other expenses except transportation and incidentals), plus any special diet fees.

Academic Technology Workshops, Projects, and Group Discussions

Workshops, projects and group discussions are presented by Academic Technology's Instructional Designers and other instructors from within the Lane community. They are designed to be short, informative, hands-on sessions or discussions covering various technologies and pedagogies as they relate to instruction. While most sessions are geared for instructors teaching online/hybrid courses, many, if not all topics will enrich all teaching practices.

View the ATC Schedule.

Please see the ATC's homepage for more information about getting support for working with academic technology. 

Submit an event

If you would like to list an event on the FPD website, please contact Aryn Bartley at bartleya@lanecc.edu.