MAY 19, 2014- WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

FLEX:

“INNOVATE”

 


 

STAFF RESOURCE NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY RESULTS:

Spring 2014 SCC “MY VOICE COUNTS (My Professional Development Needs & Wants)” Survey Results

 


 

FALL 2014 FLEX & CONVOCATION:

Fall Flex/Professional Development & Convocation Schedule

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The SCC Charette Teaching & Learning Guide, Spring 2014

 


IN THE NEWS:

The New York Times

Who Gets to Graduate?

 

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Technology Provides Foreign-Language Immersion at a Distance

 

Faculty Focus

Education and Consumerism: Using Students’ Assumptions to Challenge Their Thinking

Using Badges in the Classroom to Motivate Learning

Teaching Introductory Courses: What Is the Public Face of Your Field?

Is Rereading the Material a Good Study Strategy?

 

Inside Higher Education

Must Deans Be Silent?

Writing Environments

 

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:

 Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life

Graduation…now what? (10 talks)

Color ind or color brave?


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

A Teachable Moment?

May 19, 2014

Don’t praise your furnace when the house is cold.
-Russian proverb

As we draw this week to a close, the spring 2014 semester invites us to look back upon a few moments with some reflections about teachable moments for ourselves and our students.

Whether it is through our teaching, learning, or service to students, they invite us to learn from them as they learn from us. The moment engages our mind set to reflect upon Student Success as it creates new opportunities for us in the coming future. This is to continue an effort to see the continuous improvement model as a way to think in an innovative way with regard to access, engagement, retention, persistence, and completion.

In preparation for the fall 2014 semester, the New Student Success Act Brochure and AB 2558 Professional Development, invites us to have an inclusive conversation and collegial dialogue among our campus professionals.  There is no instruction to offer.  What I can offer, in this moment, is my reverence, my glad astonishment at our good fortune, my upward gaze, and wordless watching. I am excited about our future.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Coordinator, Staff Resource Center