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PJI Principle 2: Listen Deeply

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Life can be downright difficult at times, especially now as we’re journeying through illness, stay-at-home orders, virtual workplaces, online schooling for kids, and families and friends afar. To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute will remind us of one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week. […]

An Update on Career Anniversary Awards

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 A Message from Sam Dunham, Assistant Director, Employee Development Thank you for the work you continue to do to support our students and your team during this unique situation. It is because of your effort that the College is still able to do the work that drives our mission. As is the case with many of you, our team […]

Resources for Staying Grounded During COVID-19

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed or isolated? If so, Valencia College counselors are here to help. Resources for Employees Counselors recently created a Self-Care Corner, a weekly message for employees on coping strategies as well as yoga and meditation videos, games and uplifting movies. This virtual space also includes links to community […]

Teaching Through the Coronavirus, Together: Wrapping Up...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 A Message from Wendi Dew, Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning and Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President, Academic Affairs Congratulations! Five weeks ago, we asked many of you to do the unthinkable: change your course modality more than halfway through a term — and you rose to the occasion with courage, herculean […]

PJI Principle 1: Create a Hospitable and Accountable Comm...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Life can be downright difficult at times, especially now as we’re journeying through illness, stay-at-home orders, virtual workplaces, children at home, and families and friends afar. To help guide us through this time, the Peace and Justice Institute will remind us of one Principle for How We Treat Each Other per week, for […]

Being Present for All That Arises: An Essential Tool of M...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 By Celine Cavalec, Professor, English, and PJI Academic Coordinator COVID-19 has been testing us — asking whether or not we can be present with fear, overwork, upheaval, uncertainty, distractedness, sickness, isolation and loss. I’d love to say that I have met all the challenges of this pandemic with a steady mind […]

Add Some Zing to Zoom With Virtual Backgrounds

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Want to add a little zing to your Zoom? Well, now is your chance. You can now download a host of Valencia-centric backgrounds to make your Zoom meetings professional while promoting the Valencia brand and showing campus pride. There are two sets of backgrounds to explore: Set 1 Set 2 How […]

Laptops Now Available for Students for Summer Term

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Great news for Valencia students who may not have access to a laptop. Valencia College’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has acquired 1,000 new laptops to loan to students through Friday, July 31 who are registered for the summer semester and have expressed technology needs. The brand-new, in-the-box, Acer Travelmate Celeron 1.1 GHz […]

Ask Amy — Practical Advice for Supervisors: How Can I...

Thursday, April 16, 2020  A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources As the urgency of responding to the pandemic begins to fade into a sense of a “new normal, not normal,” you might find yourself beginning to think about what else you need to do and think about for your department and […]

Celebrating Working From Home With Photos From Valencia C...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Recently, we asked you to send your work-from-home photos. Some of you shared your “lunchroom” (patio dining never looked better), while some of you shared your ingenuity (one Valencian used his laptop as a projector to teach math concepts). Quite a few of you shared pictures of little ones working alongside […]