Activities, Projects, and Goals 2021-2022

Major focus this academic year: Find BALANCE between work, home, and volunteer responsibilities; physical, emotional, mental, and financial health.

  1. Emergency addition: Learn to use WebAssign and integrate its use in my Calculus courses.
  2. Related to #1, update my 150 FAQs and associated screenshots to match new DLP(s) and CMS.
  3. Sep. 2021 -- Make thoughtful adjustments to last year's complete redevelopment of my online course redesign.
  4. Oct. 2021 -- Reorganize my teaching responsibilities so as to not take 60+ hours per week.
  5. Earn SnagIt certification through TechSmith.
  6. Learn Python 3 programming via 2021 Complete Python Bootcamp from Zero to Hero in Python (Certificated Udemy course with 155 lectures, 22 hours of video lessons).
  7. On a personal side, adjust to becoming an empty nester, eliminate excess "stuff", paint kitchen, and transition to my next new big environmental project :)
Longer-term or less specific goals:
  1. Completely revamp my Trigonometry course adding innovative content and new applications. Trigonometry is one of my favourite courses, but that love is not shining through. My course needs a fresh modern organization and focus.
  2. Develop Mathematics for Sustainability (my environmental justice math course) either for Clark, if willing to implement, or I'll peddle elsewhere.
  3. Write a personal mission statement.
  4. Convert all math documents (≈10,000) containing MathType equations to LaTeX (since MathType is not keeping up with MacOS).
  5. Continue to verify all 1000+ of my ed-related webpages are fully accessible and screen-reader friendly.
  6. Engage in department-wide "big picture" re-organization of online/remote/hybrid courses including technology, materials, structure, and design. What should we keep post-pandemic?
Last years accomplishments:

For list of my activities, projects, and goals accomplished in 2020-2021 please see APG Archives.


Lifelong Learning Activities & Prof. Development 2021
List of conferences, workshops, trainings, and webinars in which I participated.

Each item is tagged as primarily focused on one of my interests: Activism, Art, Education, Educational Technology, Diethylstilbestrol (DES), Environment, Health, History, Justice (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion), Mathematics, Medical Science, Music, Photography, Policy/Legislation, Politics, Science, STEM, Unions, Women in STEM.

[Enviro] Conference: Cradle to Grave - The Reverberating Health Hazards of Oil and Gas Industry with range of heavy-hitter speakers. Presented by Halt the Harm Network & Physicians for Social Responsibility PA, Dec. 10. [website]

[Science] Webinar: The Nitrogen Cascade, from the Nooksack to the Glob presented by Dr. David Hooper, Professor of Biology. Hosted by WWU's Huxley College Environmental Speaker Series, Dec. 2. [website]

[Enviro Justice] Film Screening with Q&A: Necessity Part II - Rails, Rivers and the Thin Green Line documentary film by Jan Haaken. Hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper, Nov. 18. [website w/ trailers]

[Science] Webinar: Rediscovering Our Toxic Legacy – A Tale of DDT presented by Dr. Karin Lemkau, assistant professor of Chemistry. Hosted by WWU's Huxley College Environmental Speaker Series, Nov. 18. [website]

[Educ] Meeting: Mathematics Placement Policy discussion with Clark mathematics faculty, Nov. 17.

[Math] Webinar: Modern Statistics and the Modern Newsroom with Mark Hansen, Director, Brown Institute at Columbia Journalism School. Presented by American Statistical Association, Nov. 17. [website]

[Math / Ed Justice] Conference: Make Math Moments that Matter 2021 Virtual Summit hosted by Make Math Moments, Nov. 13-14 [sessions]

[Ed Tech] Meeting: Accessibility of Digital Platforms discussion #2 with Clark mathematics faculty in light of Office of Civil Rights complaint, Nov. 10.

[Educ / Ed Tech / Justice] Webinar: Emergence of the Collaborative Community of Practice (CoP) Model for Blockchain Adoption within Academia presented by STEAM Revolution’s Cory Henry. Sponsored by SIMBA Chain and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 9.

[STEM / Justice] Webinar: Black, Brown, Bruised - How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation presented by Ebony McGee, PhD, Nov. 3. [video of similar presentation at American Mathematical Society, Dec. 2020]

[Enviro Policy] Webinar: Understanding Washington’s Climate Policies presented by the Washington Department of Ecology, Nov. 3. [website w/ presentation slides]

[Enviro] Webinar: What is the latest on the Hanford Nuclear Site cleanup? with Staff Attorney Simone Anter. Hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper as part of their Love Your Columbia series, Nov. 2.

[Enviro] Webinar: Climate and the Columbia - Lessons from the Past for the Future with Dr. Maureen Walczak and Dr. Alan Mix, environmental scientists at Oregon State University. Hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper as part of their Love Your Columbia series, Oct. 29.

[Enviro Justice] Film Screening w/ Q&A: Fracking the Peace documentary film by Desiree Wallace in collaboration with Stand.Earth, Oct. 27. [website | trailer]

[Math] Conference: Celebration of Mind presented by Gathering4Gardner. 21 free sessions Oct. 18-24. Great opportunity since this conference is usually in-person, by invitation only. [website]

[Tech] Course: SnagIt Certification earned through TechSmith during Oct. [course website]

[Educ] Meeting: EXAD Policies in WA (Underage Admission to College) discussion with Clark mathematics faculty, Oct. 20.

[Ed Justice / Ed Tech] Webinar: The New Digital Equity panel discussion hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 20. [website]

[Ed Tech] Meeting: Accessibility of Digital Platforms discussion #1 with Clark mathematics faculty in light of Office of Civil Rights complaint, Oct. 20.

[Educ] Workshops: Outcomes Assessment Day with various deep dive workshops, speakers, discussions, hosted by Clark College, Oct. 8.

[Science] Webinar: Ocean Acidification in the Salish Sea and Beyond presented by oceanographer Dr. Brooke Love. Hosted by WWU's Huxley College Environmental Speaker Series, Oct. 7. [website]

[Ed Tech] Mini-Course: Level-Up When, Why, How of Workplace Communications with Visuals hosted by TechSmith, makers of SnagIt and Camtasia software, Oct. 5.

[Science] Webinar: Salmon Habitat Restoration using Engineered Log Jams: Is it Working? presented by Dr. James Helfield. Hosted by WWU's Huxley College Environmental Speaker Series, Sep. 30. [website]

[Enviro] Webinar: Kalama No Methanol Victory Celebration virtual party with panel of speakers hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper, Sep. 23.

[Enviro] Webinar: Please, Tell Me Something Good about Climate and the Salish Sea hosted by the Salish Sea Institute in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association as part of their State of the Salish Sea series, Sep. 23. [video]

[Politics] Webinar: How Screwed Are The Democrats? hosted by Talking Points Memo, Sep. 14.

[Music] Concert: Love Your Columbia Community - Music classical music virtual concert with pianist Rory Cowal and composer Deena Grossman. Hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper, Sep. 2.

[Enviro] Webinar: Let's Talk About Hanford - Salmon, Stergeon, and more. Fourth in a multi-part series hosted by WA Dept. of Ecology, Aug 25.

[Health] Webinar: Resilience in the Face of Adversity with keynote speaker Renny Christopher. Hosted by Clark College's Teaching & Learning Center, Aug 18.

[Enviro] In-Person Event: Kalama No Methanol Victory Celebration hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper. Held at Camp Kalama, Aug 8.

[History] In-Person Event: Kalama Heritage Festival featuring the Leimomiwaiwainui Kalama Family. Held at the Westin Amphitheater, Kalama Marine Park, Aug 7.

[Women in STEM] Comedy Show: Too Cool For Magic Show presented virtually by Geeky Comedy Seattle and hosted by 500 Women Scientists, July 31. [Watch]

[Enviro] In-Person Event: Vigil for the Sockeye Salmon hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper, July 30.

[Enviro] Webinar: Let's Talk About Hanford - Ask Our Managers. Third in a multi-part series hosted by WA Dept. of Ecology, July 22. [video]

[Enviro] Webinar: City of PDX can Stop Zenith hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper, July 22.

[Enviro / History] Webinar: Conservation History for the Curious by Michelle Nijhuis. Hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper, June 16.

[Enviro] Webinar: Celebration of the Salish Sea from Artists and Authors and other #HopeAdocates hosted by the Salish Sea Institute in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association, June 10. [website]

[Educ] Conference: Remote the Connected Faculty Summit Huge two-day event, over 80 sessions, June 9-10. [website]

[Enviro] Webinar: The Perils of PFAS, Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series hosted by WWU's Huxley College of the Environment, June 3. [website]

[Enviro / Justice] Film Screening w/ Q&A: Bedrock Rights: A New Foundation for Global Action Against Fracking and Climate Change documentary hosted by Spring Creek Project, June 2.

[Math] Presentation: Ready or Knot - Quasipositive Braids and Surfaces. WWU capstone project presentation by Rachel Snyder, May 27.

[Enviro] Symposium: State of the Salish Sea presents new State of the Salish Sea Report. Hosted by the Salish Sea Institute in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association, May 26.

[Enviro] Webinar: Challenges of Treating PFAS, the Forever Chemical, Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series hosted by WWU's Huxley College of the Environment, May 20. [website]

[Unions] Webinar: Austerity Blues & Workers Rights presented by Dr. Michael Fabricant, hosted by Clark College Association of Higher Education, May 19.

[Enviro] Webinar: Let's Talk About Hanford - Hanford History, part I. Second in a multi-part series hosted by WA Dept. of Ecology, May 11. [video]

[Women in STEM] Film Screening w/ Q&A: Picture a Scientist documentary hosted by PSU's @ This Moment, May 6. [website]

[Enviro / Justice] Webinar: Indigenous Communities, Toxics, and Environmental Injustice in the Great Lakes Region of North America, Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series hosted by WWU's Huxley College of the Environment, May 6. [website]

[Enviro] Conference: Managing Stormwater in Washington hosted by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), May 5. [website]

[Educ / Math] Minicourse: How and Why Should Sustainability Be Part of What We Teach? Presented by Victor Donnay and Thomas Pfaff. Hosted by MAA over 3 sessions, Apr. 26-29.

[Math] Conference: Washington College Mathematics Conference (WaMath) hosted this year (only!) by WAMATYC and presented virtually, Apr. 23. [program]

[Math] Conference: Oregon Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (ORMATYC) presented this year only virtually, Apr. 23. [program]

[Activism] Webinar: Celebrating the Thin Green Line, KBOO's Special Earth Day, Apr. 22 [website]

[Enviro / Justice] Webinar: Intersectional Environmentalism - The Key to Fighting Racism and Climate Change Huxley Speaker Series hosted by WWU's Huxley College of the Environment, Apr. 22

[Women in STEM] Webinar: Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series hosted by WWU's Huxley College of the Environment, Apr. 22

[Enviro] Webinar: All Critters Great and Small - The Wildlife Research Program of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hosted by WWU's Huxley College on the Peninsulas, Apr. 20

[Enviro Justice] Webinar Panel: Black in the Environment, Apr. 20 [program]

[History / Enviro Sci] Webinar: Tahoma's Biggest Stories [website] w/ Jeff Antonelis-Lapp. Huxley Speaker Series hosted by WWU's Huxley College of the Environment, Apr. 15.

[Math] Conference: Northwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium (NUMS) hosted by Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference (PiMUC), April 10. [program]

[Med Sci] Webinar: Were There Excess Fetal Deaths from Waterborne Lead Exposure During the Flint Water Crisis? Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series hosted by WWU's Huxley College of the Environment, Apr. 8.

[Enviro] Webinar: Bitcoin Mining - How to Protect Your Community from this Energy-Intensive, Harmful Industry presented by Halt the Harm, Apr. 7

[Enviro] Webinar: Let's Talk About Hanford - An Introduction. First in a multi-part series hosted by WA Dept. of Ecology, March 31. [video]

[Enviro] Webinar: Restoring Our Oceans in One Generation, w/ Alexandra Cousteau, Oceans 2050. Hosted by Saint Helena Forum, Mar. 24.

[Educ / Justice] Book Club Discussion: HS Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice hosted by Clark Mathematics Dept. Facilitated by Jennifer. Ward, Clark/PCC, Mar. 18.

[Educ] Webinar: One-Minute Activities hosted by MAA Project NExT, Mar. 17.

[Enviro] Webinar: The State of Recycling in Washington hosted by Re-sources.org, Mar. 11

[Math] Webinar: From Hidden Figures to Human Flourishing: Humanity, Community, and Justice in Mathematics [Flyer] with Ranthony Edmonds and Francis Su. Hosted by MAA, Mar 11.

[Educ / Math] Webinar w/ Roundtable Discussion: Math Placement Process hosted by Clark Mathematics Dept. Facilitated by Dr. Laura Schueller, SBCTC, Mar. 5.

[Justice] Webinar: The Fierce Urgency of Now hosted by Just Equations, Feb. 26 & Mar. 5.

[Educ] Webinar w/ Roundtable Discussion: OER and free online tools to increase student success hosted by WAMATYC. Facilitated by David Lippmann, Pierce College, Feb 26.

[Enviro / Justice] Webinar: The Environmental Injustice of Toxic Waste Sites Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series hosted by WWU's Huxley College of the Environment, Feb. 25.

[Enviro / Sci] Webinar: Homebodies & Waterbodies Hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper, Feb. 24.

[Enviro] Webinar: Creating Super Green Cities by Clark College Alumnus Denis Hayes, Feb 23.

[Ed Tech] Workshop: Tools for Active Learning: Worksheets, Conversations, and Whiteboards Hosted by Clark Teaching & Learning Center. Facilitated by Michelle Roth, Feb. 18

[Enviro] Webinar: A Regulatory Approach to Safer Products for the State of Washington Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series hosted by WWU's Huxley College of the Environment, Feb. 11.

[Ed / Justice] Webinar: Inclusive Online Teaching
Hosted by Clark College Teaching & Learning Center. Presented by Lindsey Schuhmacher, Feb. 3.

[Ed / Justice] Conference: Mathematics of Opportunity 2021: Advancing Social Justice through Math Education [website] Hosted by JustEquations.org, Feb. 2-4.

[Med Sci] Webinar: DES Action 1st annual membership meeting hosted by DES Action, U.S.A., Jan. 26.

[Educ] Webinar w/ Roundtable Discussion: Placement, Equity, and Disaggregated Data
Hosted by WAMATYC. Facilitated by Helen Burn, Highline C, Steven Bogart, Shoreline CC, Jan. 22.

[Enviro] Webinar: This Moment in Climate w/ Michael Mann and Leah Stokes [website] [video] Hosted by Climate One, Jan. 19.

[Math] Webinar: Hidden Hexagons: Secrets of a Six-Sided Shape [website]
Hands-on family event hosted by the National Museum of Mathematics, Jan. 15.

[Enviro] Webinar: The Fight Against Fossil Fuels: What’s Happening and What’s Next [video]
Hosted by Columbia Riverkeeper, Jan. 14.

[Science] Webinar: Next‐generation tools to prioritize chemicals and for environmental management: EcoToxChip Toxicology and Societies Speaker Series hosted by WWU's Huxley College of the Environment, Jan. 11.

[Enviro / Justice] Webinars: New Year, New Needs, Preparing for WA's Legislative Session
4-part series of interactive webinars hosted by Our Climate:
Jan 9 "An Overview of Washington's State Legislature"
Jan 10 "Washington's Climate Crisis"
Jan 16 "Fixing Washington's Upside Down Tax Code"
Jan 17 "Fighting for Racial Justice Across Washington"

[Women in STEM] Webinars: We Speak: Inspiring Women in Math Speaker Series
year-long series hosted by Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM) in honour of their 50th anniversary. [website]
Jan 29 "The role of cone metabolism in mitigating blindness”, Erika Camacho, PhD
Feb 26 "Ranked choice voting: A systems approach to better representation?", Moon Duchin, PhD
Mar 19 "Power in Numbers: Unveiling Hidden Figures", Dr. Talithia Williams
Apr 30 "Perspectives on Women in STEM from a 'Recovering Mathematician'", Gioia de Cari
May 21 "A Mathematician’s Journey to Public Service", Dr. Carla Cotwright-Williams, DOD
Jun 25 "Storytelling for Mathematics Learning and Engagement", Dr. Erica Walker, Columbia Univ.
July 26 "Math for the Post-Pandemic Working World", Dr. Genetha Gray, Salesforce
Aug 27 "The Biology and Statistics of COVID-19", Dr. Magdalena Luca, Mass. College of Pharmacy
Sep 24 "Early-Career Mathematicians Lightning Talks" with panel grad student / post-doc speakers
Oct 29 "Women in Leadership Panel" with panel of professional women mathematicians
Nov 19 "Math, music, and “A Woman’s Life and Love”, Dr. Eugenia Cheng
Dec T.B.A.

[Science] Webinars: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Science Pub [website]
Feb 2 “High-Tech, Human Rights, and Social Justice" by Clyde W. Ford
Mar 2 “Dynamic Geology of the Oregon Coast" by Dr. Scott Burns, PSU
Apr 13 “The Science of Clean, Safe Drinking Water" by Kimberly Gupta, Bull Run PWB
Apr 20 “Living with Volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest" by Gina Roberti, Mt St Helens Institute
May 11 "Why Our Brains Make Habits Stick" by Dr. Russell Poldrack, Stanford Univ.

[Activism / Justice] Legal Trainings: Know Your Rights (and more) [upcoming events]
Trainings and webinars hosted by Civil Liberties Defense Center (CDLC) focusing mostly on understanding your legal rights as an activist, protecting others during an event (ie. legal observer), and navigating the legal system. I participated almost every one [webinar list] Mar 2020 - Jul 2021.


Learning Activities and Prof. Dev. prior to 2021

For list of activities prior to 2021 please see LAP Archives.