Gavilan College. Habits of Mind 2013-2014. Habits of Mind: Learning Council. Our FIG. FIG meets two Tuesdays of each month Comprised of: Instructors Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences Institutional Researcher Counselors Librarian Professional Development Faculty Liaison,
Habits of Mind
FIG meets two Tuesdays of each month
Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professional Development Faculty Liaison,
Title V Director
Public Information Officer (PIO)
Build relationships, you will
Make it your own, you shall
Allow it to grow organically, you must
Survey sent out to campus to identify core skills
and practices of successful students.
Do you support a success themes idea?
What do you think should be the appropriate spacing of themes?
What are some themes you’d like to see highlighted? Please list at least 5.
Spring 2013: Time Management
Areas of emphasis: tools for time management,
prioritization, taking care of yourself, and planning ahead.
Fall 2013: Communication
Areas of emphasis: active listening, paraphrasing, e-mail
etiquette, small group work communication, etc.
Fall/Spring 2014: Self-Advocacy
Areas of emphasis: awareness of campus
resources, support for talking with instructors/counselors and getting
what you need from such conversations, conflict resolution,
communication with support services, looking at role of student
government, knowing your rights/principles of community, etc.
Supporting, cultivating, and promoting our campus FIGs and the innovative and foundational strategies therein, produces an osmotic effect, which helps create more close-knit and engaged faculty relationships, as well as strengthens the campus learning community.
More Public Events:
SECRET: Resources you may know about, but which you think may be unknown to others.
HIDDEN: Resources on campus that you may have heard of, but know very little about.
DREAMS OR NEEDED: Resources on campus that you believe are needed
Engaging in collaborative inquiry surrounding students’
knowledge and use of available resources. Dialogue
broadened from student-only to creating more mindful
ways of reaching faculty and staff.
Recognizing and nurturing leadership potential of
members within our HoM group.
Creating a structure/mechanism to make it possible to
surface student voices around self-advocacy in both
the classroom and on campus.
JOHARI IS COMING!
Dialoguing between faculty, staff, and students at
Faculty sharing with one another student feedback
and sharing their own thoughts/experiences.
Creating strong sense of community through
Inquiry and celebration.
Promoting Habits of Mind
Exposure to multiple student perspectives: what is
known, not known, and what is desired/needed.
Conversations between Faculty/Staff able to
identify what they know, don’t know, and/or desire.
Sharing information/feedback in multiple groups
(e.g. Learning Council, Division Chair Meeting,
Professional Development Day Committee, Title V
Habits of Mind focus on student services has
resulted in conversations with other groups
(Learning Council, Disability Resources, Dept.
Result: identified need to consolidate resources
in a single place on Gavilan website.
Who do we reach out to?
Who needs to be involved in the
What is already taking place on our
Math Lab needs to do a better job promoting themselves
How can WE all work to promote the Math Lab?)
Slides are posted on Mondays and kept up for the week.
Where slides are posted:
1) Academic Support Services Flyer (to be attached to syllabi)
2) FIG created to make a Resource Directory (including non-campus resources).