MAY 5, 2014- WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

FLEX THIS WEEK:

 


 UPCOMING FLEX:

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The SCC Charette Teaching & Learning Guide, Spring 2014

The Great Teachers Seminar

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

President Emerita Shares Videos on Teaching First-Generation Students

Community-College Association Issues Guide to Transform the Sector

Faculty Focus

Tips for Handling Student Excuses

Developing a Framework for a Customized Faculty Development Evaluation Plan

Teaching Effectiveness: The Definitions of Teachers and Students

What’s the Story on Learning Styles?

Integrating Technology into the Online Classroom, Part II

 

Inside Higher Education

Better Late Than Never?

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

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

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

Redefining success (10 talks)


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Mistakes Leaders Make
May 5, 2014

I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.
-William Stafford

In “4 Mistakes Leaders Keep Making” in Harvard Business Review, Robert Schaffer identifies these behaviors that block organizational change:

Failing to set proper expectations.  Leaders announce shifts in goals or direction without spelling out specifics, saying who’s accountable, or setting clear deadlines.

Excusing subordinates from the pursuit of overall goals.  Managers allow employees to focus narrowly on their units, and so responsibility for companywide performance gets “delegated” upward.

Colluding with staff experts and consultants.  Executives permit experts to deliver solutions without assuming responsibility for their outcomes.

Waiting while associates prepare, prepare, prepare.  Endless preparation gives the illusion of progress but ultimately gets in the way.