Don't Cancel That Class!

Do you have something pressing to attend right in the middle of the semester and can't find a sub? Don't Cancel That Class! Whether you are presenting at a conference, chairing your organization's regional meeting, or attending to a personal matter, we know how important it is for you and your students to continue engaging with their coursework. All the presentations are facilitated by one of our department partners and engage your students with relevant topics.

To schedule a presentation, we ask that you provide two weeks' notice to allow time for facilitator confirmation. We aim to confirm within a week to allow for other arrangements, if necessary. If you would like to schedule more than one presentation, there is a space for additional comments.

To schedule an activity for an emergency absence (less than a week's notice) or if you have questions, please contact Amanda Forth or 407-582-5294.

Schedule a Presentation

Emergency Absences

West Campus Scavenger Hunt
Do your students know where to get help with resumes or Atlas? How about where to find study rooms or the video speech lab? This activity will get students up and moving around campus to discover uncharted resources.

Library Scavenger Hunt
Are your students aware and utilizing all the resources the Library has to offer? The West Campus Library self-guided walking tour will provide an opportunity for your students to explore and learn more about the library and its services. The tour includes ten stops covering materials check out, scanning and printing, 24/7 resources, and more. This will take up to forty-five minutes to complete.


Advising

Advising Jeopardy
Students will learn about Advising and other Valencia resources as contestants in a game of Jeopardy. Categories include Places on Campus; Valencia Secrets; Majors and Degrees; Campus Resources; Pop Culture.


Career Development

Bring on the Disruption: Let’s talk tomorrow
A different approach to career exploration using the challenge method. We also delve into the skills and innovative products of the near future.

Ethics and Critical Thinking
Interactive and engaging presentation focusing on developing students critical thinking skills through live surveying.  Students are also introduced to thought experiments and ethics during this presentation.

Grit and Growth Mindset
One of Valencia’s big ideas is that anyone can learn anything under the right circumstances. This presentation introduces students to the concepts of growth mindset and grit on the way to showing students the truth of this big idea.

Networking
Did you know that 70%-80% of job seekers find their positions through networking and referrals, not job postings? This presentation shows students how to build their network.

Professionalism
Over 85% of career success comes from having well-developed soft skills. Learn about the skills that have nothing to do with talent, but do have a major impact on career success.

Resumes 
Employers' initial review of a resume takes six seconds. Learn how to maximize your results during that brief time.


Counseling

You, Me, Us-Building Campus Civility
An exploration into living and creating a more civil society.

Wellmania: How to balance your life through holistic wellness
Items discussed include what it means to have wellness, consequences of an unbalanced life, and analysis of one’s personal wellness.


Equal Opportunity

Be the One to Know Love
Dating can be tricky. Your friends or family may be in relationships that don’t seem healthy. You can help. Support them. Refer them to resources. Be the one to know what love is and what it isn’t.

Be the One to Step In
You know when something's not right. When someone's in trouble - or about to be. You can be the one to help. Say something. Cause a distraction. Be the one to step into a situation to help someone out of it.

Be the One to Support Survivors
#MeToo and #TimesUp have been all over social media. You know some of the stories, but what is it really like for someone to tell their story? Be the one to understand what survivors of sexual assault experience after the fact.

Be the One to Protect Digital Privacy
Technology. One of the greatest tools we have. Most use for good, but some use for evil. Stalkers may use technology to gain knowledge about someone else. Be the one to know how to control your digital information.


Learning Support

Are You Productive Enough?
In this workshop, students will examine what it means to be productive and strategies to help them. Productivity tools will also be discussed.

Metacognition & Learning
Taken from Dr. Saundra McGuire's work, this presentation focuses on using metacognition to drive student learning. Emphasis is placed on active vs. passive study techniques, Bloom's taxonomy, and learning strategies.

Table Topics
Interested in fostering genuine relationships with and between your students? Let us facilitate a class session or check out a set of cards to use with your class. We have the original deck and the family deck available.

Test Anxiety and How to Deal With It
Everyone experiences some level of test anxiety and this workshop will give students tips on how to better cope with their nervous habits. Topics covered in this session include causes, symptoms, relaxation techniques and how to develop a testing plan.