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What Do End-of-Year Check-In and Faculty Evaluations...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 A Message from Jaclyn Taylor, Coordinator, Employee Development While the way we have communicated in the workplace has changed over the last few months, its importance in the workplace has increased tenfold. As leaders, it can be difficult to know how and when to make adjustments in the virtual setting. As […]

Recognize Your Administrative Professionals on April 22

Thursday, April 16, 2020 On Wednesday, April 22, don’t forget to recognize all of our hard working administrative assistants for Administrative Professionals Day. Here are a few ideas for showing your appreciation remotely: Plan a Zoom meeting with your team to thank your administrative professional. It could even be a bring-your-own lunch social hour. Send a personal note […]

Managing Smart: Virtual Onboarding; Is it Really That Dif...

Thursday, April 16, 2020 A Message from Deanne Abrams, Director, Employee Development  Earlier this spring term, I completed the search for a vacant position on my team. I made the offer to the selected candidate before spring break and, luckily, she was able to complete her pre-hire paperwork and drug test. When the news came that […]

How the Architecture Team Has Adapted to Online Teaching...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses When the Valencia College Architecture students and faculty left for spring break in early March, they wished each other happiness and health and expected to soon be together again. At the time, the coronavirus was a feature on the nightly news and internet headlines, but […]

You’re Invited: Virtual Communication Workshop

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020  Time: 1 – 2 p.m. Location: Online Interested in using Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams for a more personal approach to your conversations and collaborations with your colleagues? If so, join us at our Virtual Communication Workshop, an introduction to these tools. During this virtual, interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to […]

Share Your New Work-from-home Lifestyle

Congratulations Valencians! In just a few days, many of you managed to switch from face-to-face to online work and have done so with creativity, hard work and a lot of patience. It is now time to celebrate this accomplishment and to give yourself a pat on the back. To celebrate this feat and also record […]

How to Avoid Getting Zoombombed

By now, many of us have used Zoom to meet and collaborate with our teams in our new work-from-home environment. But have you heard of Zoombombing? Zoombombing made its appearance in our virtual world almost as quickly as Zoom itself. It’s not too different from hacking, but with a touch of SPAM, as it usually […]

Reshaping Our Workplace As We Work Remotely

As you’re working at home, do you wonder if you can quickly throw in the washer that pile of laundry you see off in the distance? Is a headline on a news network on the latest COVID-19 update distracting you? Is a child frantically wanting your attention to soothe a wound? If these typical work-from-home […]

Get Ready to Zoom

A Message from Patti Smith, Chief Information Officer Great news! Valencia College now has a contract with Zoom, an easy cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat and webinars across mobile devices, desktops and telephones. This is an alternative option to using Skype for Business for video and audio conferencing. Zoom will be available […]

Accessing Your Telephone When Working from Home

A Message from Patti Smith, Chief Information Officer Now that the majority of Valencia College employees are working remotely, you may have questions about telephone access and if you must use your cell phone for calls. Fortunately, you can still access your work telephone through Skype for Business. Skype for Business is on every Valencia College […]