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Kimberly Papillon, a noted researcher into decision-making at the molecular level, will speak to SCC Faculty and staff during the August 18 morning Flex workshop in the Performing Arts Center.

Her book, The Better Mind explores emerging research in neuroscience and reveals how unconscious processes may affect decision-making. Brain imaging and decision-making studies can explain how we determine intelligence, veracity, threat, and competence. The goal – to identify ways to ensure sound decision making and fairness guided by science.

Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on medical, legal and judicial decision-making. She has served as regular faculty at the National Judicial College since 2005. She has delivered over 300 lectures nationally and internationally on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making in the fields of medicine, business, education and the justice system. She has lectured to medical students and faculty, as well as physicians nationwide and in Australia on the neuroscience of decision-making in differential diagnosis and treatment.

She has been appointed to the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence’s “think tank” for physician education.

The Flex workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in PAC 106.

For more information on other Flex activities, visit: :

photo of Sacramento City College Quad

Fall Flex will be held on Aug. 17th and 18th, leading up to Convocation on Friday, Aug. 19th.

Faculty and staff should contact their division office for the times and locations of division, department and program meetings. There will be a continental breakfast on the morning of Convocation, at the City Cafe from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Flex Week Resources

Flex Booklet


Wednesday Aug 17th Workshop Schedule

Wednesday highlights include:

Thursday Aug 18th Workshop Schedule

Thursday highlights include:


Friday Aug 16th Convocation Schedule

Convocation highlights include:

  • SCC Service Awards
  • “A Year to Recognize 100” panel with students and community leaders past and present
  • “100 Years, 100 Objects” presentation
  • 100 Year Recognition by Jack Halligan, Librarian & Historian.

There will also be a BBQ after Convocation, including music and theatre student performances.

students at computers

Fall Flex will be held on Aug. 19 and 20, leading up to Convocation on Friday, Aug. 21.

This semester, the flex program, which is an opportunity for faculty and staff to participate in professional development activities, includes “Tech Wednesday” and “Flex Thursday,” as well as a chance for division meetings to occur before and after the Convocation program if desired.

Faculty and staff should contact their division office for the times and locations of division, department and program meetings. There will be a continental breakfast on the morning of Convocation, from 7 to 8 a.m. in City Cafe.

The Flex Booklet is available online. Also available are the flex calendars for Tech Wednesday, Flex Thursday and Convocation Friday.



Scott Miller at flight simulator

Sac City Professor of Aeronautics Scott Miller is a recognized aviation expert who has been called on by local, regional, and national media over the years to comment on air travel safety. Professor Miller has been busy over the last few days responding to the recent AirAsia flight 8501 that vanished in the South Pacific on Dec. 28 with more than 150 on board.

He has appeared on Channels 3, 10 and 13, both in-studio and from the SCC Aeronautics facility at McClellan Airpark.  He told viewers on Channel 13 that, despite the recent high-profile air accidents, travelers should not be concerned the next time they fly. The numbers prove how rare it is for airplanes to crash and how safety records are the best they have been in years.

“The reasons for these accidents are pretty wide-ranging,” Miller told Channel 13, the Sacramento CBS affiliate.

Professor Miller expects that weather played a major role in last week’s plane disappearance.  He has personally flown on AirAsia before, and said the carrier’s reputation is a good one.

Professor Scott Miller is one of many experts in their chosen fields who teach at SCC. Students in the aeronautics department are trained in airplane mechanics and air traffic control. Many students have found jobs within the industry .

Planning for spring semester?

Did you know that you can complete your IGETC (Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) requirements at the Davis Center? And we offer the whole curriculum for some Associate Degrees for Transfer (for example, psychology or communication).

The IGETC (pronounced “I-get-see”) curriculum provides an alternative to the CSU General Education-Breadth requirements or the UC campus GE/Breadth requirements. IGETC helps if you know you want to transfer, but don’t know if you will end up at a UC or a CSU. It can also help if you are unsure which major you will work toward.

Make an appointment with a Davis Center counselor now to map out your path to completion!