Author Archives: Norman Lorenz

December 15-21, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

Final Exams

End of Semester

Winter Recess

Spring 2015 Flex & Convocation Week, Professional Development Series

See the calendar below for more information:

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of December 15

The week of January 12

Jan 2

Semester Break

Jan. 2 - Jan. 14
Jan 14
Jan 14
Jan 14

Using Los Rios Wi-Fi (Tech Wednesday)

Wed., Jan. 14 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
Jan 14

DSPS / Tutoring Workgroup Meeting

Wed., Jan. 14 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jan 14
Jan 14

Managing Your Outlook Mailbox (Tech Wednesday)

Wed., Jan. 14 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Jan 15
Jan 15
Jan 15

ESTEEM Program Training (Flex Thursday)

Thu., Jan. 15 @ 8:30am - 10:00am
Jan 15
Jan 15

Avoid Email Overload (Flex Thursday)

Thu., Jan. 15 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
Jan 15

Evaluating ESL Center Materials (Flex Thursday)

Thu., Jan. 15 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
Jan 15

D2L Drop-ins (Flex Thursday)

Thu., Jan. 15 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
Jan 15

Good Night, Sleep Tight (Flex Thursday)

Thu., Jan. 15 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Jan 15

Communicating SCC’s Message (Flex Thursday)

Thu., Jan. 15 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Jan 15
Jan 15

How to Use SOCRATES (Flex Thursday)

Thu., Jan. 15 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jan 15

Grief in the Workplace (Flex Thursday)

Thu., Jan. 15 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Jan 15

New Faculty Spring Program (Flex Thursday)

Thu., Jan. 15 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jan 15

Sociology Department Meeting (Flex Thursday)

Thu., Jan. 15 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Jan 15
Jan 15

For more information, see

Spring 2015 Flex & Convocation Week, Professional Development Series

The week of January 19

Jan 17
Jan 19

 


 SPRING 2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FLEX:

Spring 2015 Flex & Convocation Week, Professional Development Series

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2015 – TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT INTEREST WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 


CONVOCATION, Spring 2015, Friday, January 16, 2015

SCC Convocation Web Page

SCC Spring 2015 Convocation Calendar Page

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, academic progress, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

 The Talk—and Pledges—at the White House Summit on College Opportunity

 More Than 100 Colleges Made Pledges at the First White House Summit. Here’s How 6 Fared.

 At the White House Summit, 3 Things That Worked—and 2 That Didn’t

 


Faculty Focus

Our Weekly Conversation about Teaching and Learning

How to Communicate the Value of Your Faculty Development Center

Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills

 


Inside Higher Education

Room to Experiment

Black and Not Feeling Welcome

Teaching International Students

 


Community College Research Center

The December Issue

Community College Research Center: The December Issue

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Vernā Myers:

How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.

Trending Now

Philip Zimbardo:

The psychology of time

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Visions, Values, & New Goals in the New Year

December 15-21, 2014

“With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability.”

Barack Obama

Read more at: Brainy Quote

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, we wish everyone a Happy Holidays!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Brody Choy, Diana Daniels, Tamanna Khatun, Norman Lorenz, & Tyler Wyckoff

Staff Resource Center

December 8-14, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

BROWN BAG WITH BRIAN (RESCHEDULED)

D2L Drop Ins

Launching of Spring 2015 Flex, Professional Development & Convocation schedules, see links below…

Finals week of December 12-18:

LAST DAY FOR DIVISIONS TO ENTER DIVISIONAL PRIORITIES ONLINE

Final Exams

End of Semester

Winter Recess

See the calendar below for more information:

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of December 8

The week of December 15

The week of January 12

Jan 2

Semester Break

Jan. 2 - Jan. 14
Jan 14
Jan 14
Jan 14

Using Los Rios Wi-Fi (Tech Wednesday)

Wed., Jan. 14 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
Jan 14

DSPS / Tutoring Workgroup Meeting

Wed., Jan. 14 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jan 14
Jan 14

Managing Your Outlook Mailbox (Tech Wednesday)

Wed., Jan. 14 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm

For more information, see the Spring 2015 Flex & Professional Development Booklet schedule below for Technology Wednesday & Thursday PD/Flex workshops, including Convocation Friday.

The week of January 19

Jan 17
Jan 19

 

 


 SPRING 2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FLEX:

Spring 2015 Professional Development/Flex Booklet (This link will go live later this week!)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2015 – TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT INTEREST WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 


CONVOCATION, Spring 2015, Friday, January 16, 2015

Continental Breakfast, City Cafe, 7:00am – 7:45 am

Celebration of Excellence, Performing Arts Center Theater, 8:00am – 8:45am

Convocation Program, Performing Arts Center Theater, 9:00am – 10:30am

Accreditation Forum, Performing Arts Center & City Cafe, 10:30am – 1:00pm (Tentative)

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Students’ Long Paths to Completion Carry Major Financial Consequences

Can Digital ‘Badges’ and ‘Nanodegrees’ Protect Job Seekers From a First-Round Knockout?

Fostering Entrepreneurial Spirit in a City of Immigrants

New Rules Would Judge Teacher-Prep Programs on Job Placements and Student Learning

 


Faculty Focus

Cruel Student Comments: Seven Ways to Soothe the Sting

How to Deal with Incivility in the Online Classroom

Why We Believe in Our Students, a Timely Reminder

 


Inside Higher Education

Allegations and Bullet Fly in Texas

 


Community College Research Center

The December Issue

Community College Research Center: The December Issue

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Rainer Strack:
It sounds counter intuitive, but by 2030, many of the world’s largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and quite charming — talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to do that, they need to start by changing the culture in their businesses.

Trending Now

Susan Colantuono:
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways — for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Reflections & Wishes…

December 8-14, 2014

 If you think you can do a thing, or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
-Henry Ford

Completing the last two weeks of the semester will be over before we know it. Being mindful during this crunch time of each other and our purpose will insure civility and respect. Reflecting upon these ideals as values for one another can make dreams and wishes come true!
Happy Holidays!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

December 1-7, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

Department Unit Plan revisions due today online

D2L Drop Ins

SLOAC Workshop

CLA Session 8 Workshop at District Office (Cancelled)

Verify Rosters in preparation for Finals

 

Looking ahead to the week of December 1st:

See the calendar below…

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of December 1

The week of December 8

The week of December 15


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Alcohol’s Hold on Campus: A River of Booze

Students’ Long Paths to Completion Carry Major Financial Consequences

How Obama’s Action on Immigration Will Affect Higher Education

 


Faculty Focus

Unlocking the Mystery of Critical Thinking

 


Inside Higher Education

Teaching International Students

5 Reasons To Allow Digital Devices In Your Classroom

 


Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

To see is to believe, says Oren Yakobovich — which is why he helps everyday people use hidden cameras to film dangerous situations of violence, political fraud and abuse. His organization, Videre, uncovers, verifies and publicizes human-rights abuses that the world needs to witness.

Trending Now

Amy Cuddy:
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Thinking…

December 1-7, 2014

“modern world demands that we all think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally; that we think from a different angle, with a different set of muscles, with a different set of expectations; that we think with neither fear nor favor, with neither blind optimism nor sour skepticism. That we think like—ahem—a Freak.”
Steven D. Levitt, Think Like a Freak

As we approach finals week, the days ahead are opportunities to listen, carefully observe, and proceed with a sense of empowerment. The results of these accomplishments may evolve student retention, completion, persistence, and for some, graduation! We shall be mindful of our purpose.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

November 24-30, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

D2L Drop-Ins

Cooking Shouldn’t Kill: How Solar Cooking Improve the Lives of Millions

Looking ahead to the week of December 1st:

See the calendar below…

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 24

The week of December 1

The week of December 8

The week of December 15


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

This is a referral system for educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Forget the Rise in Tuition and Fees, What About Living Expenses?

Tuition and Fees, 1998-99 Through 2014-15

 


Faculty Focus

Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful

Thinking Horizontally and Vertically About Blended Learning

Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

New Faculty Survey Finds More Learner-Centered Teaching, Less Lecturing

 


Inside Higher Education

What Professors Are Thinking

Questionable Quotations

 


Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Mark Plotkin:
“The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle,” says Mark Plotkin, “It’s the isolated and uncontacted tribes.” In an energetic and sobering talk, the ethnobotanist brings us into the world of the forest’s indigenous tribes and the incredible medicinal plants that their shamans use to heal. He outlines the challenges and perils that are endangering them — and their wisdom — and urges us to protect this irreplaceable repository of knowledge.

Trending Now

Terry Moore:
Terry Moore found out he’d been tying his shoes the wrong way his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he takes the stage to share a better way. (Historical note: This was the very first 3-minute audience talk given from the TED stage, in 2005.)

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Thanksgiving Hope…

November 24-30, 2014

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

Oprah Winfrey

Read more at

Brainy Quote

Happy Thanksgiving,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

November 17-23, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

D2L Drop-Ins

Prehistoric Geography Secrets…

Brown Bag with Brian, RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014, 12-1 P.M. STUDENT CENTER

The Story…

Launching the Division Charette, see below for the link!

Hands-On Rice Dumplings

Native Americans in the Public Eye…

Court is in Session at SCC…

See the calendar links below!


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 17

The week of November 24

The week of December 1

The week of December 8

The week of December 15


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

This is a referral system for educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Short-Term Certificates Boom, but Study Finds They Don’t Help Students Get Jobs

With Republican Gains, Adjuncts May Struggle to Keep Foothold on Capitol Hill

 


Faculty Focus

New Magna Publications’ Website Means Changes to Faculty Focus

Reporting, Reacting, and Reflecting: Guidelines for Journal Writing

Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning

More Efficient Meetings Lead to More Effective Decisions

What We Can Learn from Unsuccessful Online Students

 


Inside Higher Education

The Shrinking Academic Workforce

Standardized Tests for the Job Market


Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1930s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, he shows how this tool measures societies across the three dimensions that actually matter. And reveals the dramatic reordering of nations that occurs when you use it.

Trending Now

How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

November 17-23, 2014

“Keep making extraordinary things happen!”

James Kouzes, 2014

 

Gift yourself a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

November 10-16, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

D2L Drop-Ins

Veterans’ Day

Program Plan’s due to the PRIE Office

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 10

The week of November 17

The week of November 24


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

Coming Soon… “The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)”

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

This is a referral system for educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

In the Final ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule, a Key Measure Vanishes

Federal Court Protects an Adjunct’s Complaints About Working Conditions

Lamar Alexander Wants to Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

 


Faculty Focus

Climbing the Stairs: Observations on a Teaching Career

Threshold Concepts: Portals to New Ways of Thinking

Managing Difficult Conversations: Advice for Academic Leaders

What Can We Learn from Accidental Learning?

Online Discussion Questions That Work


Inside Higher Education

Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology

 


College Planning & Management

College Planning & Management October 2014 Issue



Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Be an opportunity maker

We all want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how to get started? (And … what if you’re shy?) Writer Kare Anderson shares her own story of chronic shyness, and how she opened up her world by helping other people use their own talents and passions.

Trending Now

 How schools kill creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Recognizing Veterans’

November 10-16, 2014

While we can’t begin to repay the debt we owe our veterans for their brave service, we can certainly take steps to ease the physical, psychological and financial hardships they may be experiencing.

                                                            Kirsten Gillibrand

                                                            Permission free; Read more at Brainy Quote, 2014

For more information about Sacramento City College’s programs supporting Veterans’, here is the link to their webpage, their contact is Blanch Levy, Veterans.

Five weeks left, make the best of them!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

November 3-9, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

BROWN BAG WITH BRIAN- CANCELLED and WILL BE RESCHEDULED

 

Tuesday & Friday, see Staff & Faculty Calendar:

transforming the first year experience in community college

 

SLO Fall Workshop

SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT

It’s Not too late for D2L

 

Flex Proposals for Spring 2015 DUE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH! Please see the link below. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

Flex Proposal Call for Spring 2015

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 3

The week of November 10

The week of November 17

The week of November 24


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

Coming Soon… “The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)”

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

This is a referral system for educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Black Man in the Lab

One Message at Meeting of Community-College Trustees: Pay Attention to Demographics

What Really Happens at Community Colleges? A Tool Taps Data for Answers

 


 Faculty Focus

The Blessings and Benefits of Using Guest Lecturers

Four Crucial Factors in High-Quality Distance Learning Courses

Using Attendance Questions to Build Community, Enhance Teaching

A Few Concerns about the Rush to Flip

Lecture Continues as the Dominant Instructional Strategy, Study Finds

 


 Inside Higher Education

Aggressive Pragmatism


Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

What new power looks like

We can see the power of distributed, crowd-sourced business models every day — witness Uber, Kickstarter, Airbnb. But veteran online activist Jeremy Heimans asks: When does that kind of “new power” start to work in politics? His surprising answer: Sooner than you think. It’s a bold argument about the future of politics and power; watch and see if you agree.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

November 3-9, 2014

“Human life is inherently creative. It’s why we all have different résumés. … It’s why human culture is so interesting and diverse and dynamic.”

                                                                                          Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley
Wishing you a successful week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

October 27-November 2, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

Available this week:

THE READING APPRENTICESHIP WORKSHOP, by Christopher Padgett, American River College

HOSTED BY DR. CARL SJOVOLD AND THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT, PUT THIS WORKSHOP ON YOUR CALENDAR, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 12-1, RHN 258

PROMOTED READING PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP:

THE READING APPRENTICESHIP FRAMEWORK

 

SCC Preview Night- Sign up with Tanya Anderson

SCC Preview Night, October 30

Tanya Anderson from the Outreach Office is requesting your support for ONLY 1 HOUR! Deadline to sign up is Friday, October 24th. Flex Credit is available!

SCC – Preview Night gives 11th- 12th graders and their parents an opportunity to preview our campus and get information in preparation for coming to our college! We will showcase our academic and student services departments and have  “Getting In” and Financial Aid workshops in English and Spanish for prospective students and their parents! Contact Tanya Anderson at AndersT@scc.losrios.edu if you need any additional information.

 

Upcoming next week:

BROWN BAG WITH BRIAN

TRANSFORMING THE FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Tanya Anderson

SLO Fall Workshop

SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of October 27

The week of November 3

The week of November 10

The week of November 17

The week of November 24


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

Coming Soon… “The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)”

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

This is a referral system for educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

 Why Colleges Don’t Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates

 As Ebola Fears Touch Campuses, Officials Respond With an ‘Excess of Caution’

 In Rules on Campus Sexual Violence, Education Dept. Emphasizes Training

 When Guns Come to Campus, Security and Culture Can Get Complicated

 


 Faculty Focus

The Relationship between Participation and Discussion

Maximize In-Class Time by Moving Student Presentations Online

Texting in Class: Extent, Attitudes, Other Interesting Information

Using Social Media in the Classroom: Why There’s A Lot to Like

Incorporating Active Learning into the Online Classroom


 Inside Higher Education


The Quick & The Ed

Associates Degrees, The Next Big Thing?

 


Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, FACCC

Revisions Proposed to New Accreditation Regulation

 


Community Colleges Research Center

The Latest News from the CCRC, October 2014

 


 

Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Kimberly Motley: How I defend the rule of law

Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.

Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think

As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science — and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science.

 


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

October 27-November 2, 2014

“Wherever you find yourself in your organization or community, Turning Adversity Into Opportunity will help you embrace the chance within any challenge to make a real difference.”
― Kouzes & Posner, 2014


Turning Adversity Into Opportunity reveals how leaders at any level can transform difficult circumstances into opportunities for growth and success. Kouzes and Posner offer a clear set of six actionable strategies, showing how extraordinary leaders navigate through uncertainty, hardship, disruption, transformation, transition, recovery, new beginnings, and other significant challenges. Exemplary leadership disrupts the status quo, and Kouzes and Posner show how to awaken and pursue new possibilities and opportunities, no matter what the circumstances.”
― James Kouzes & Barry Posner

Wishing you a spooklitious week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

October 20-26, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

Available this week:

Campus communication and decision-making survey

If you haven’t had a chance to participate in the “Campus communication and decision-making survey”, here is the link. Our accreditation process will benefit by your input.

 

CCCCO’s webinar on Financial Aid

If you were not able to attend last weeks CCCCO’s webinar on financial aid, here is the workshop in its entirety:

Financial Aid, CCCCO System Wide Financial Education Project Overview

- CashCourse, Content Guide & Scholarship

- Financial Aid Implementation Plan & Project Checklist

Financial Education Project: Financial Literacy Webinar

 

Distance Education, Online, and Web-enhanced digital and technology tools offered this week! See the Faculty/Staff Calendar for more information

Confucius…

Non Violent Popular Resistance

Building Sustainable Professional Learning…

 

Upcoming next week:

SCC Preview Night- Sign up with Tanya Anderson

SCC Preview Night, October 30

Tanya Anderson from the Outreach Office is requesting your support for ONLY 1 HOUR! Deadline to sign up is Friday, October 24th. Flex Credit is available!

SCC – Preview Night gives 11th- 12th graders and their parents an opportunity to preview our campus and get information in preparation for coming to our college! We will showcase our academic and student services departments and have  “Getting In” and Financial Aid workshops in English and Spanish for prospective students and their parents! Contact Tanya Anderson at AndersT@scc.losrios.edu if you need any additional information.

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of October 20

The week of October 27

The week of November 3

The week of November 10

The week of November 17

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

Coming Soon… “The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)”

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

This is a referral system for educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

 Lumina Looks to Expand Use of Framework to Track Student Learning

 


 Faculty Focus

Academic Integrity: Defining Originality across Campus

Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory

Could We Be Doing Better with Our Assignments?

 


 Inside Higher Education

Red-Faced Over Sex Weeks

 


New York Times

There Are More Important Things Than Saving for College

 


 The Atlantic, thanks to Elizabeth Stevenson

Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It

 


 

 Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, FACCC

Revisions Proposed to New Accreditation Regulation

 


The RP Group

The RP Group September 2014 Perspectives

 


 Instructional Tools

A new addition, thanks to Pamela Posz

American RadioWorks Podcast

If you aren’t familiar with the American RadioWorks podcast, it’s excellent. It runs occasionally on Capital Public Radio. The broadcasts/podcasts provide in depth coverage of a variety of educational issues.

Recently, The New Face of College aired. This episode discusses how much the student population has changed at colleges and universities and I think it’s particularly applicable to what’s happening at SCC and in Los Rios.

“Just 20 percent of college-goers fit the stereotype of being young, single, full-time students who finish a degree in four years. College students today are more likely to be older, part-time, working, and low-income than they were three decades ago. Many are the first in their families to go to college.

This American RadioWorks documentary shows how universities are adapting to serve these new students. It explains changing demographics, and explores what colleges must do to remain engines of social mobility.”

 

Who Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More Pass

by Elissa Nadworny and Anya Kamenetz

 

Classroom Management

Life in the Classroom Before Cellphones – By Louise Katz

A professor bribes her students not to use them during class, and everybody enjoys the results.

 

Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away - By Clay Shirky

Face-to-Face Instruction

 

Don’t Email Me - By Carl Straumsheim

 


 

TED TALKS:

What do we do with all this big data? 

Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it’s hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.

 


 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Think Like a Freak

October 20-26, 2014

“Why do so many frown so sternly at the idea of having fun? Perhaps out of fear that it connotes you aren’t serious. But best as we can tell, there is no correlation between appearing to be serious and actually being good at what you do. In fact an argument can be made that the opposite is true.”
Steven D. Levitt, Think Like a Freak


“when it comes to solving problems, one of the best ways to start is by putting away your moral compass. Why? When you are consumed with the rightness or wrongness of a given issue—whether it’s fracking or gun control or genetically engineered food—it’s easy to lose track of what the issue actually is. A moral compass can convince you that all the answers are obvious (even when they’re not); that there is a bright line between right and wrong (when often there isn’t); and, worst, that you are certain you already know everything you need to know about a subject so you stop trying to learn more.”
Steven D. Levitt, Think Like a Freak

Wishing you a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

October 13-19, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

Upcoming this week, Professional Development focuses on:

D2L Drop-Ins

Office Fitness

The Border Crisis

The CLA Pathways to Success

Supporting “International Studies” with recognition of ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’

“Seattle Swaps Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day”

The Zinn Education Project (teaching and instructional resources)

 

College communications mid semester reminders (See Staff/Faculty calendar below)!

 

A New Book recommendation that can help us to look at our initiative “Plan It. Work It. Finish It”.:

“The Culture Engine”

The Culture Engine shows leaders how to create a high performing, values-aligned culture through the creation of an organizational constitution. With practical step-by-step guidance, readers learn how to define their organization’s culture, delineate the behaviors that contribute to greater performance and engagement, and guide behavior towards a safe, inspiring workplace.

Culture drives everything that happens in an organization day-to-day, including focus, priorities, and the treatment of employees and customers. Great culture drives great performance, and can help attract and retain talent.

Organizational culture is not an amorphous thing – it comes down from the top, inspired by the leadership. For an organization to fulfill its potential, the culture must truly reflect the heart of the company from leaders to team members. The Culture Engine helps leaders define the playing field, pushing performance to the next level.

(S. Chris Edmonds, 2014)

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of October 13

The week of October 20

The week of October 27

The week of November 3


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

Coming Soon… “The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)”


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

This is a referral system for educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

A particular focus to a New York Times article about how “Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation”. This article offers us to take pause for a moment and attend to how we might contribute to this and ways which we could change, and/or advance our ways of business to partner in student success. See under “IN THE NEWS” for this article!

Vladimir de Jesus, a community college student, dreams of becoming an art teacher. But after first enrolling at LaGuardia Community College in 2008, he’s still working toward his degree.

Meet the First Winners of the Education Dept.’s ‘First in the World’ Grants

Audit Faults Reviews of Competency-Based Programs’ Eligibility for Student Aid

Video: Interview With Dan Chambliss, an Author of ‘How College Works’

Students Who Return to College Lag in Degree Completion, Study Finds

 


 Faculty Focus

Would They Play? Would They Learn? Finding the Sweet Spot between Games and Learning

 


 Inside Higher Education

A New Metric


New York Times

On Financial Aid…

Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark

 


 The RP Group

The RP Group September 2014 Perspectives

 


TED TALKS:

“One more reason to get a good night’s sleep”

The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.

 

“How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era”

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say.


 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

October 13-19, 2014

“Normal means that leaders and their teams have to be able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.”
-Kouzes & Posner


Over the next few weeks, as stated, the “Quote of the Week” will take a look through the book “Think Like a Freak” as well as “Turning Adversity into Opportunity” and provide some provocative views with an invitation to reflect upon these concepts, and consider them a part of our community college roles and responsibilities. This weeks focus is on “Kouzes & Posner”:

  • “Turbulent. Disruptive. Chaotic. Unexpected. Unpredictable. Changing. While these words have come to mean normal, they also describe circumstances that demand leadership.”

  • “Challenge, it turns out, is the crucible for greatness.”

  • The Six Strategies

    1. Broaden the context

    2. Defy the verdict

    3. Fully commit

    4. Take charge

    5. Engage others

    6. Show you care

“The Leadership Challenge, describes the five practices of exemplary leadership, the skills, and the processes that leaders apply when they are operating at their personal best.”

(Kouzes & Posner, 2014)

Wishing you a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center