Adjunct Symposium

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Friday August 9, 2024

Survive to Thrive and Vibe

We are very excited to invite you join us for Skyline College’s 9th Adjunct Faculty Teaching & Learning Symposium where we will continue to advance Skyline College’s mission “to empower and transform a global community of learners.” This year’s theme, Survive to Thrive and Vibe, will feature programming and learning opportunities that support our part time faculty as colleagues and educators. We look forward to another great symposium and being in community with you.

RSVP Here for In Person or Online Attendance

Breakfast starts at 8:30 AM and sessions run from  9:00 AM - 2:30 PM.

Note: This year’s symposium will take place in person in Bldg 6 or online via Zoom. 

For more information, contact Andrea Fuentes, Professional Development Coordinators, or the CTTL .

All adjuncts who attend and participate in the Adjunct Symposium are eligible to be paid for their time. Adjuncts will submit timesheets for six (6) hours at their applicable individual special rate to be processed by the CTTL. Not sure about your special rate? Review the new Adjunct Salary Schedule.  

How to Register


Register via the Vision Resource Center (VRC) to get credit on your transcript.  Choose the sessions you plan to attend.   It is only one link to register and you can choose your breakout sessions the day of the event.  

  1. In a new tab or browser window, log into the SMCCCD Portal with your SMCCCD credentials and click the Vision Resource Center tile. (Do not skip Step 1)
  2. On the Schedule page, review the list of workshops and select ONE workshop for each Block.
  3. Click the "Register" button once to open the calendar of events for the Adjunct Symposium.
  4. When you click on the "Register" button, you will be directed to the VRC page with a calendar of events for the Adjunct Symposium (you may have to sign into the SMCCD portal if you skipped Step 1- use the same login as your email).
  5. Select each workshop your wish to attend, including meals. Choose the red "Request" button for each workshop.
  6. After you register for each workshop, you should receive a confirmation email from the Vision Resource Center with an Outlook invitation for that time. If you don't see the confirmation in your inbox, check your Junk folder. You can also look at your VRC Transcript to verify which workshops you have added.
  7. If you change your mind and want to select a different workshop, that's totally fine. Just go to your Transcript in the VRC and, next to the workshop you no longer wish to attend, just select "Withdraw."
  8. You can find all the room numbers here on the Schedule page on the day of the event or before.
  9. Need an ADA accommodation? Email in advance with any details.



Office Information

Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning  - CTTL
Building 5, Room 5-118
Phone: 650-738-7080

Some details are still in process, but please save the date. We look forward to seeing you!

Breakfast | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


Breakfast and Networking

Enjoy a light breakfast, connect with colleagues, and pick up some swag!  Please register so we have enough food and caffeinated beverages😃.

Surviving to Vibe and Thrive: Welcome and Wellness | 9:00 - 9:25 AM

From Surviving to Thriving and Vibing!


Building 6, Fireside Dining | 9:00 - 9:25

Join us for wellness and mindfulness activities to help us thrive this semester!

Helping Students Thrive: Lightning Talks | 9:30 - 10:20 AM

Helping Students Thrive: Lightning Panel Discussion

Chelsee DeBarra, Ame Maloney, TBA from EAC, Chad Thompson?

Building 6, Fireside Dining and Live streamed | 9:30 - 10:20 AM

Join a panel from ASLT and Student Services to hear quick takes on how to support students with disabilities, tutoring needs, and basic living needs. Bring your questions for our panel!

Morning Breakout Sessions 1 | 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Vibe Up Your Course Design with CidiLabs Design Plus

Andrea Fuentes and Ricardo Flores

6-203 and Online | 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Bring your laptops and see how easy it is to design engaging Canvas pages with no coding required! Organize and manage due dates in a snap. In person recommended, but session will be livestreamed for folks who can't make it in person.

Empowering Teaching and Learning through Library Collaboration

Pia Walawalkar

Online or watch party in 6-205. | 10:30 - 11:45 AM

Coming Soon

Lunch and Tabling | 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Lunch and Tabling


Building 6, Fireside Dining | 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Enjoy a delicious lunch and meet with some helpful folks to help you thrive and vibe. Tabling will include: AFT (Union), Earth Day Every Day, CTTL, Library, and ZTC/OER. PLEASE register if attending in person, thanks!


Afternoon Concurrent Sessions | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Know Your AFT Contract: Health Insurance, Pay, and More

Jessica Silver-Sharp

Fireside Dining | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Come with your questions for your union AFT 1493 reps. You will find out how to get reimbursed for health care premiums, how to file for unemployment, and how to make sure you are being paid correctly.

AI and Writing (working title)


6-204 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Explore how to use AI as a tool in student writing, details coming.


Primary Contact

Chris Collins and Andrea Fuentes are Professional Development Co-Coordinators.

Or, contact the CTTL at

Need an accommodation? Please contact Ricardo Flores.