Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer Rosters are now available!

You can now view your Summer class roster.

Please go here,

Login using your SID and Vista Password.

After logging in please click on "Online Roster"

You can find student e-mail addresses on the roster. Please remember that most colleges have moved to the system e-mail address for students, so we are dependent on students remembering to check their system e-mail account or forward that account to another external e-mail address.

Please contact myself or Frank Vazquez,, if you have any trouble accessing your roster.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Join us this evening

While you wind down and your having your evening dessert, join Al Turner for a webinar on Communicating with Students

Where: Online via Elluminate. Participants may access beginning at 6:30 PM MT.

FRCC Elluminate site on May 13, 2009:

Or, use this direct link:

I'll be having orange sherbert... how about you?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Student Survey Results

Hey everyone! Results of student surveys for Spring term are now available at the faculty gateway. Go to and log in to see your results. Please be sure to review your results and let your program chair know if you have concerns.

Note this from the Faculty Wiki: "The QA process requires that faculty receive a 3.5 or better in each section (on a 5-point scale). Sections where only a small percentage of the students returned the survey or extremely small sections are looked at on a case-by-case basis."

Your program chair will notify you if there is a concern regarding your survey results.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Join us for an Evening Webinar

Per faculty request, Gold Star Faculty, Al Turner, is offering an evening webinar! Join us for Communicating with Students on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - Beginning at 7:00 PM MT.

The online teaching environment uniquely challenges us to effectively communicate our expectations, teach content, and be responsive to student needs in and out of the classroom. CCCOnline Gold Star faculty, Al Turner, will share the lessons he's learned about positively communicating with students in an online classroom. Turner will share his tips, tricks, and techniques for making the most of his discussions, e-mails, announcements, and grading techniques in his Political Science and International Relations courses.

Where: Online via Elluminate. Participants may access beginning at 6:30 PM MT. Please see "Preparing for Live Attendance" section above.

FRCC Elluminate site on May 13, 2009:
Or, use this direct link:

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Testing Email

Hi Everyone-

We need to test our email system and make sure we are reaching all of you still. In the not to distant future your program chair will email you to ask if you saw this email. Obviously if you are reading this you do see it and we are communicating with you.

If email from us suddenly stops appearing in your inbox remember you can always go to the blog to see what we have to say.

Happy end of the semester!

Lisa Cheney-Steen