APRIL 28, 2014- WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

FLEX THIS WEEK:

 


 

UPCOMING FLEX:

 


 

Professional Development Needs Assessment & Wants Survey (We Want Your Feedback!) Due by Friday, May 2nd 

MY VOICE COUNTS (My Professional Development Needs & Wants)

 


 

CAMPUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS:

April 30, 2014 – Faculty Retirement Celebration

May 1, 2014– Brown Bag with Brian

 


 

IN THE NEWS:

Mashable.com

14-Year-Old Proves U.S. Can Save $370 Million by Changing Fonts

 

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Obama and Biden Promote $550-Million in New Job-Training Funds

State and Local Money for Higher Education Increased Slightly in 2013

New Survey Documents Pay of Hourly Workers on Campuses

 

Faculty Focus

Integrating Technology into the Online Classroom, Part I

Letting the Students Lead Class Discussions

Discussion Board Audit—A Metacognitive, Wrap-up Assignment

Class Discussion Challenge: Getting Students to Listen and Respond to Each Other’s Comments

 

Inside Higher Education

Putting Community Colleges to Work

Lessons Learned

 

Community College Journal

Community College Journal, April/May 2014 Issue

 

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Accreditation Updates, ACCJC News, Spring 2014

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

 


 TED TALKS:

Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

Earth, appreciated

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Being Trustworthy
April 28, 2014

Take time to laugh … it’s the music of the soul.
-Anonymous

“Trust is the foundation of positive relationships and learning.  When we trust one other, expressing feelings demonstrates what matters to them.”  Here are some strategies for growing trust and connecting with students and colleagues:

  • Listen and respond so that the other person knows you care about her/him.
  • Make personal connections when possible. This allows the other individual to feel a part of the broader community.
  • Keep the promises you make so we can depend on one another.
  • Make expectations known so that the other individual feels safe and secure.
  • Acknowledge and accept other’s emotions so they can learn that it is safe to share their feelings.
  • In all, these factors become pathways to student success.