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Nov 12
Spring Flex Day Scheduled for Feb. 20, Calls for Proposals Now Open

OCC’s Spring Flex Day is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., and proposals to lead a session are due by Jan. 8 at 11:59 p.m.   

The theme for this spring’s Flex Day will be sustainability!  The Flex Committee is defining sustainability broadly (ecological, financial, programmatic, personal, and anything else that fits); inclusion of the sustainability theme is preferred, but not mandatory. 
 
To emphasize sustainability, the Flex Committee has added a few new elements on the day:
  • The poster session will be redesigned as a sustainability fair, and take place for two hours immediately after lunch (not during lunch) at the OCC Planetarium. There will also be short 30-minute presentations / demonstrations related to sustainability that will run in parallel to the posters and repeat three times. A sustainability connection is strongly requested to participate in this fair.
  • Service Hour:  Part of the day  will be dedicated to service in the community/campus! The Flex Committee is asking for campus community members to lead activities attendees could participate in for 45-60 minutes that would be of service in the campus/community/region/biome in some manner.  This “Service Hour” will likely be in the late morning, before lunch.
 
Whiel the Flex Committee would like to ensure that OCC's service and sustainability efforts are featured on the day (please share what you, your program, and your students are doing!), they will also be bringing in off-campus groups to participate in both the sustainability fair and service hour, and invites all employees to share a customized invitation for off-campus groups with anyone they think would be interested. 
 
The call for Flex Day proposals are now open!  Follow these links for the submission form and more information:
Proposals to present a poster or host a booth at the sustainability fair (formerly known as the poster session) are due by February 3, 2020 at 11:59pm:
 
And, as always, ANY member of the campus community can lead presentations; those presentations can cover anything as long as they’re linked in some way to instructional, staff, or student improvement, and anyone who leads a presentation, service activity, or sustainability fair session earns double Flex Credit.  All presentations should have at least one OCC employee as a presenter/contact, if possible.
 
For further information, head to the Flex Day Portal Page