Author Archives: Norman Lorenz

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

Highlights this week are:

  • ACCREDITATION

    Institutional Accreditation is public certification that institutions meet defined standards of quality and responsibility.Sacramento City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org
    SCC has received reaffirmation of accreditation from the ACCJC.
    Read the February 5, 2016 letter here.
  • Blogging with Word Press
  • Strategic Plan Town Hall Meetings
  • Equity Representative Training
  • Leading for Tomorrow
  • Doctoral options
  • Fellowship Opportunities
  • Articles about Culturally Responsive Instruction

See the calendar below for dates and times!

Have a great week and enjoy the four day weekend.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Professional Development for Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of February 08, 2016, 

President’s Weekend, SCHOOL CLOSED, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

The week of February 15, 2016, 

President’s Weekend, SCHOOL CLOSED, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Feb 16
Feb 16
Feb 18
Feb 18
Feb 18

What is the Puente Project?

Thu., Feb. 18 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Feb 19
Feb 19

Student Grievance Process

Fri., Feb. 19 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Feb 19

New Faculty & Mentor Series – Session 2

Fri., Feb. 19 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The week of February 22, 2016, 

Feb 26

Hiring the Best While Developing Diversity

Fri., Feb. 26 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Feb 26

Equity Representative Training (SCC)

Fri., Feb. 26 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The week of February 29- March 6, 2016, 

Mar 3
Mar 4

Academic Freedom

Fri., Mar. 4 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The week of February 29- March 7, 2016, 

Mar 11

ACES New – Campus Safety

Fri., Mar. 11 @ 9:00am - 10:30am

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Professional Development, Upcoming this spring semester, co-sponsored by:

Senior Leadership Team, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, & Student Leadership & Development

NCII

College Completion Project Series

The “College Completion Project Series, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.

Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.

SSSNet

Student Equity & Success Support Programs

March 10, 12-4 p.m., register here

Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!

 

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal

Equity Implementation: Equity Advocacy Teams At Sacramento City College

At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for an afternoon summit to explore how SCC is developing an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan.  This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to implement an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.

Based on resources from Dr. Veronica Neal, you are invited to participate in an activity where the following experience will take place:

– An introduction to define the SCC SSSP & Equity Plans and their contributing actions as an institution

– Humility and Equity as it is related across the College Service areas including Administrative, Instructional, & Student Services

– Building Division/Department/Program wide Teams for Student Success as related to the Student Equity Committee

With these definitions in mind, participants will be invited to explore from an educational perspective, how the college can leverage resources to scale up student success as it relates to Access, ESL & Basic Skills, Mathematics, Persistence, and Completion. Further discovery will include instructional components that develop, reinforce, and advance instructional pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy. From this level, the development of building equity core teams will assist us to construct learning communities and villages across divisions that can support the work of equity campus wide.

Resources:

General Equity Resources- https://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equityplanningresources.html

Equity Core Team Resources- http://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equitycoreteams.html

March 30, 12-4 p.m.

Location: TBD

Click Here to Register

 


 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 


 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 


 

Webinar

TALKING ABOUT RACE, CLASS, AND COLLEGE ACCESS

INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

 


District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


IN THE NEWS:

USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program

The USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program office is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2016 Class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellows Program is now open.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program offers faculty and staff from HSIs the opportunity to work collaboratively with USDA to gain insight and understanding of the federal government. This uniquely tailored experience brings together HSI staff and federal executives to address the spectrum of challenges faced in the development of a well prepared Hispanic workforce. Fellows increase their understanding of USDA and other federal agencies, particularly at the national level, and work to identify mutual collaborative interests.  Applicants must be faculty or staff at an Hispanic-Serving Institution or Hispanic-Serving School District to qualify.

Available Fellowships:

Note: All applicants must fully commit to the defined fellowship dates.

Education Fellowship & High School Education Fellowship:

Education Fellowships are for faculty and staff at HSIs. High School Fellowships are for Secondary Education Superintendents, Principals, Agricultural and/or District Level Teachers working for an Hispanic-Serving School District.  Education and High School fellows experience first-hand the education policy making process and build linkages to research and funding opportunities. In addition to meeting with USDA personnel, fellows connect with other federal agencies and organizations such as the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Education fellows contribute and develop their skills in the following areas:

  • Student outreach and retention;
  • Career opportunities – internships, scholarships, full time employment;
  • Graduate programs;
  • Grants and funding opportunities;
  • Partnerships development; and
  • Government relations.

Science Fellowship:
Science Fellowships are for science faculty at HSIs.  Science fellows collaborate with leading scientists from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) – one of the world’s premier scientific organizations. Participants learn about state-of-the-art agricultural research that solves problems affecting our nation on a daily basis. Fellows share their expertise with students at their respective institutions – motivating Hispanic students to pursue careers in agriculture, science, research, and technology. Science fellows are selected based on the needs and interests of HSIs and USDA-ARS. Participants attend a one-week mandatory orientation in Washington, D.C., in addition to collaborating with an ARS Research Center within the country.

Application Requirements:

Completed Application Form:  Hand written applications will not be accepted, please complete electronically (please see the attached forms and instructions).

Essay: A statement describing your interest in the USDA and how you envision the fellowship will impact you, your institution’s program, and your work with your institution and its community. Finally, describe how you plan to share information acquired during your fellowship with colleagues, students and other interested individuals.  Please see the application instructions for specific information on the essay requirements for each fellowship.  Instructions are attached to this email.

Resume:  Submit a three-to-four page resume including educational and professional accomplishments.

Letter of Reference:  Please provide a Letter of Reference from someone capable of detailing your work and how this fellowship would stand to benefit you and the institution. This should be submitted directly by your reference. It is your responsibility to notify the designated individual of the need to supply this reference and to ensure that they do so before the application’s deadline.  This individual should be someone who currently supervises you.

Statement of Institutional Support:  A statement provided by your Institution’s President stating their commitment to pay salary and benefits during your participation in this program. This letter should briefly establish that the institution supports your participation in this fellowship and, if applicable, intends to continue those salary and benefits, which would typically be provided during the fellowship period. This should be submitted directly by the individual designated to supply it. It is your responsibility to notify the designated individual of the need to supply this statement and to ensure that they do so before the application’s deadline.

Signed Application Certification Form:  Submitted with your application form, essay, and resume (please see the attached forms and instructions).

Important Dates:

Application Cycle Opens:

January 27, 2016

Application Deadline (All Materials Must Be Received by This Date):

February 26, 2016

Fellowships are awarded:

April 2016

Travel to Washington, DC:

June 14/15, 2016

Program Begins:

June 16, 2016

Education Fellowship:

June 16 – June 30, 2016

High School Fellowship:

June 16 – June 30, 2016

Science Fellowship:

June 16 – July 7, 2016

For detailed application instructions, specific qualifications, and application forms, please review the attached forms and instructions.

Application links

Applications should be submitted to hsinp@osec.usda.gov.  For questions, you may also contact Dan Wueste, Fellowship Program Manager, at 202.720.6506 or via email: daniel.wueste@osec.usda.gov

 


 The Chronicle of Higher Education

To Solve the Skills Gap in Hiring, Create Expectations in the Classroom

On the first day of classes I, like most teachers, introduce my students to the syllabus and class expectations. I have draconian-seeming rules that students often don’t believe and even many colleagues question.


Faculty Focus

 

Class Discussion: From Blank Stares to True Engagement

By:

Thirty years of research in the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education have demonstrated that when students are engaged in the classroom, they learn more (Pascarella and Terezini 1991, 2005). Classroom discussion is likely the most commonly used strategy for actively engaging students. Whether it is a seminar course centered on discussion or a lecture punctuated by moments of interaction with students, discussion is likely second only to lecture as the most frequently used pedagogical strategy.

Understanding Project-Based Learning in the Online Classroom

By:

In his wonderful TED talk, Dan Meyer describes how he began one of his math classes by showing students a video of a hose slowly filling a bucket with water. After a while of watching the video, one of the

 


 Community College Journal

Winter Issue, 2016

The New Wave of Workforce Training

 


Inside Higher Education

Community College Honors Society Names New Leader will serve as president and chief executive officer of the organization. PTK primarily serves community college students. Tincher-Ladner will become the honor society’s third CEO. She’s been …

Why new U.S. experiment with alternative higher ed models really matters (essay) in the 20th century. Pima Community College, LaGuardia Community College

Competency-based education threatens to further stratify higher education (essay) College for America. In other, more brick-and-mortar locales, it has served as a means to restructure …

 


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


Instructional Tools

EdCamp

EdCamp

Organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences created by educators, for educators. A new style of learning and sharing as a growing national movement.

 


 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Dambisa Moyo:

Economic growth has stalled. Let’s fix it

Economic growth is the defining challenge of our time; without it, political and social instability rises, human progress stagnates and societies grow dimmer. But, says economist Dambisa Moyo, dogmatic capitalism isn’t creating the growth we need. As she shows, in both state-sponsored and market-driven models, capitalism is failing to solve social ills, fostering corruption and creating income inequality. Moyo surveys the current economic landscape and suggests that we have to start thinking about capitalism as a spectrum so we can blend the best of different models together to foster growth.

Trending Now- 

Simon Sinek:

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers …


Quote of the Week: Fostering Habits of Mind In Today’s Students

A New Approach to Developmental Education!

Habits of mind are at the heart of any college success story. Partnering with BSI, this is a reading series over the semester!

What Do We Mean by Self-Efficacy?

“Self-efficacy entails the individual student’s ability to enact her own success. It is an essential ingredient of a self-regulated learner: one who knows what she wants, what she needs to learn, and how to learn it. Besides course content, there is so much students need to know.”

(2015-09-18). Fostering Habits of Mind in Today’s Students: A New Approach to Developmental Education (Kindle Locations 3362-3364). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

 

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

The first day of February! Highlights this week are:

Convocation Survey

Convocation & Chancellor Message

This weeks link:

Professional Development Activities- Spring 2016, February 1-7

A quote worth sharing:

“We’ve gone beyond the capcity of the single human mind to an extraordinary degree. IQ…is completely irrelevant. What’s relevant to a society is how well people are communicating their ideas, and how well they’re cooperating.”

                                                  Matt Ridley, TED Talk

                                                  “When Ideas have sex”

Have a great week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of February 01, 2016, 

The week of February 08, 2016, 

President’s Weekend, SCHOOL CLOSED, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

The week of February 15, 2016, 

President’s Weekend, SCHOOL CLOSED, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Feb 16
Feb 16
Feb 18
Feb 18
Feb 18

What is the Puente Project?

Thu., Feb. 18 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Feb 19
Feb 19

Student Grievance Process

Fri., Feb. 19 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Feb 19

New Faculty & Mentor Series – Session 2

Fri., Feb. 19 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The week of February 22, 2016, 

Feb 26

Hiring the Best While Developing Diversity

Fri., Feb. 26 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Feb 26

Equity Representative Training (SCC)

Fri., Feb. 26 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The week of February 29- March 6, 2016, 

Mar 3
Mar 4

Academic Freedom

Fri., Mar. 4 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The week of February 29- March 7, 2016, 

Mar 11

ACES New – Campus Safety

Fri., Mar. 11 @ 9:00am - 10:30am


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Professional Development, Upcoming this spring semester, co-sponsored by:

Senior Leadership Team, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, & Student Leadership & Development

Equity Charette: Equity Core Teams Across Sacramento City College

Based on resources from Dr. Veronica Neal, you are invited to participate in a charette where the following activities will take place:

– An introduction to define the SCC SSSP & Equity Plans and their contributing actions as an institution

– Humility and Equity as it is related across the College Service areas including Administrative, Instructional, & Student Services

– Building Division/Department/Program wide Core Teams for Student Success

Equity Core Teams

With these definitions in mind, participants will be invited to explore from an educational perspective, how the college can leverage resources to scale up student success as it relates to Access, ESL & Basic Skills, Mathematics, Persistence, and Completion. Further discovery will include instructional components that develop, reinforce, and advance instructional pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy. From this level, the development of building equity core teams will assist us to construct learning communities and villages across divisions that can support the work of equity campus wide.

Resources:

General Equity Resources- https://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equityplanningresources.html

Equity Core Team Resources- http://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equitycoreteams.html

 

NCII

College Completion Project Series

The “College Completion Project Series, Part 3 of 4”, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.

Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.

SSSNet

Student Equity & Success Support Programs

March 10, 12-4 p.m., register here

Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!

 

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal, Part 3

Part 3 Creating Equity Teams Across Campus

At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for a day-long summit to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan.  This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to construct an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.

March 30, 12-4 p.m. Location: TBD 

 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 

Webinar

TALKING ABOUT RACE, CLASS, AND COLLEGE ACCESS

INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

 


District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Links to Accreditation

SCC IN LINE FOR NEW 6-YEAR ACCREDITATION

 


IN THE NEWS:

USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program

The USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program office is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2016 Class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellows Program is now open.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program offers faculty and staff from HSIs the opportunity to work collaboratively with USDA to gain insight and understanding of the federal government. This uniquely tailored experience brings together HSI staff and federal executives to address the spectrum of challenges faced in the development of a well prepared Hispanic workforce. Fellows increase their understanding of USDA and other federal agencies, particularly at the national level, and work to identify mutual collaborative interests.  Applicants must be faculty or staff at an Hispanic-Serving Institution or Hispanic-Serving School District to qualify.

Available Fellowships:

Note: All applicants must fully commit to the defined fellowship dates.

Education Fellowship & High School Education Fellowship:

Education Fellowships are for faculty and staff at HSIs. High School Fellowships are for Secondary Education Superintendents, Principals, Agricultural and/or District Level Teachers working for an Hispanic-Serving School District.  Education and High School fellows experience first-hand the education policymaking process and build linkages to research and funding opportunities. In addition to meeting with USDA personnel, fellows connect with other federal agencies and organizations such as the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Education fellows contribute and develop their skills in the following areas:

  • Student outreach and retention;
  • Career opportunities – internships, scholarships, full time employment;
  • Graduate programs;
  • Grants and funding opportunities;
  • Partnerships development; and
  • Government relations.

Science Fellowship:
Science Fellowships are for science faculty at HSIs.  Science fellows collaborate with leading scientists from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) – one of the world’s premier scientific organizations. Participants learn about state-of-the-art agricultural research that solves problems affecting our nation on a daily basis. Fellows share their expertise with students at their respective institutions – motivating Hispanic students to pursue careers in agriculture, science, research, and technology. Science fellows are selected based on the needs and interests of HSIs and USDA-ARS. Participants attend a one-week mandatory orientation in Washington, D.C., in addition to collaborating with an ARS Research Center within the country.

Application Requirements:

Completed Application Form:  Hand written applications will not be accepted, please complete electronically (please see the attached forms and instructions).

Essay: A statement describing your interest in the USDA and how you envision the fellowship will impact you, your institution’s program, and your work with your institution and its community. Finally, describe how you plan to share information acquired during your fellowship with colleagues, students and other interested individuals.  Please see the application instructions for specific information on the essay requirements for each fellowship.  Instructions are attached to this email.

Resume:  Submit a three-to-four page resume including educational and professional accomplishments.

Letter of Reference:  Please provide a Letter of Reference from someone capable of detailing your work and how this fellowship would stand to benefit you and the institution. This should be submitted directly by your reference. It is your responsibility to notify the designated individual of the need to supply this reference and to ensure that they do so before the application’s deadline.  This individual should be someone who currently supervises you.

Statement of Institutional Support:  A statement provided by your Institution’s President stating their commitment to pay salary and benefits during your participation in this program. This letter should briefly establish that the institution supports your participation in this fellowship and, if applicable, intends to continue those salary and benefits, which would typically be provided during the fellowship period. This should be submitted directly by the individual designated to supply it. It is your responsibility to notify the designated individual of the need to supply this statement and to ensure that they do so before the application’s deadline.

Signed Application Certification Form:  Submitted with your application form, essay, and resume (please see the attached forms and instructions).

Important Dates:

Application Cycle Opens:

January 27, 2016

Application Deadline (All Materials Must Be Received by This Date):

February 26, 2016

Fellowships are awarded:

April 2016

Travel to Washington, DC:

June 14/15, 2016

Program Begins:

June 16, 2016

Education Fellowship:

June 16 – June 30, 2016

High School Fellowship:

June 16 – June 30, 2016

Science Fellowship:

June 16 – July 7, 2016

For detailed application instructions, specific qualifications, and application forms, please review the attached forms and instructions.

Application links

Applications should be submitted to hsinp@osec.usda.gov.  For questions, you may also contact Dan Wueste, Fellowship Program Manager, at 202.720.6506 or via email: daniel.wueste@osec.usda.gov

 


 The Chronicle of Higher Education

TECHNOLOGY & EQUITY RELATIONSHIPS

MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms

Christine Ortiz, a dean of graduate education, envisions a new kind of college, built from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology.


Faculty Focus

Making the Most of ‘Reporting Out’ after Group Work

By:

Have you seen the following scenario take place? Students are engaged in some form of group work in class; think/pair/share, working through an assignment, or simply brainstorming ideas in small groups. The students may start out slowly, but soon they are actively engaged, everyone is sharing their ideas and the class is filled with energy.

Designing Effective Team Projects in Online Courses

By:

Participating in team projects offers students the chance to develop interpersonal communication skills (Figueira & Leal, 2013), build relationships with classmates, and increase the level of collective competencies as each group member brings something different to the group. However, in the online environment where the majority of the work occurs asynchronously, students may resist having to work with others (Smith et al., 2011) on graded assignments. Students often say that they do not like group work because they expect that they will have to contribute more than their teammates or that they will have difficulty scheduling times to meet with other group members. They also may be uneasy about being assigned an individual grade based on the work of the team.
After teaching fully online courses for the past five years, I offer seven best practices for teamwork in online courses…

 


 Community College Journal

Winter Issue, 2016

The New Wave of Workforce Training

 


Inside Higher Education

Community College Honors Society Names New Leader will serve as president and chief executive officer of the organization. PTK primarily servescommunity college students. Tincher-Ladner will become the honor society’s third CEO. She’s been …

Why new U.S. experiment with alternative higher ed models really matters (essay) in the 20th century. Pima Community College, LaGuardia Community College

Competency-based education threatens to further stratify higher education (essay) College for America. In other, more brick-and-mortar locales, it has served as a means to restructure …

 


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


EdCamp

EdCamp

Organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences created by educators, for educators. A new style of learning and sharing as a growing national movement.

 


 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

These fascinating talks offer fresh perspectives on black identity, and fascinating insights on how to finally defeat racism.

Trending Now- 

Robert Waldinger:

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.


Quote of the Week: Fostering Habits of Mind In Today’s Students

A New Approach to Developmental Education!

Habits of mind are at the heart of any college success story. Partnering with BSI, this is a reading series over the semester!

Developing Students’ Self-Efficacy

By Adela Najarro

“To perform its democratic function, basic writing sits not at the point of exit from high school, but at the entry point to higher education.” —Sugie Goen-Salter (98)

(2015-09-18). Fostering Habits of Mind in Today’s Students: A New Approach to Developmental Education (Kindle Locations 3338-3341). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Have a terrific first week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Dear SCC community:

Highlights from Professional Development, Flex & Convocation! Thank you to all who participated in professional development activities and Convocation at the beginning of the semester! Please click here and let us know about your experience!

Equity Summit Handouts and Information

Chancellor Message/Convocation

Highlights this week!

Safety Day, Thursday, Student Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please see the Weekly Update, calendar, and links below for all the information. 

Have a great week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of January 25, 2016, 

The week of February 01, 2016, 

The week of February 08, 2016, 

The week of February 15, 2016, 

Feb 16
Feb 16
Feb 18
Feb 18
Feb 18

What is the Puente Project?

Thu., Feb. 18 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Feb 19
Feb 19

Student Grievance Process

Fri., Feb. 19 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Feb 19

New Faculty & Mentor Series – Session 2

Fri., Feb. 19 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Professional Development, Upcoming this spring semester, co-sponsored by:

Senior Leadership Team, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, & Student Leadership & Development

Equity Charette: Equity Core Teams Across Sacramento City College

Based on resources from Dr. Veronica Neal, you are invited to participate in a charette where the following activities will take place:

– An introduction to define the SCC Equity Plan and its actions

– Humility and Equity as it is related across the College Service areas including Administrative, Instructional, & Student Services

– Building Division/Department/Program wide Core Teams for Student Success

Equity Core Teams

With these definitions in mind, participants will be invited to explore from an educational perspective, how the college can leverage resources to scale up student success as it relates to Access, ESL & Basic Skills, Mathematics, Persistence, and Completion. Further discovery will include instructional components that develop, reinforce, and advance instructional pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy. From this level, the development of building equity core teams will assist us to construct learning communities and villages across divisions that can support the work of equity campus wide.

Resources:

General Equity Resources- https://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equityplanningresources.html

Equity Core Team Resources- http://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equitycoreteams.html

 

NCII

College Completion Project Series

The “College Completion Project Series, Part 3 of 4”, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.

Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.

SSSNet

Student Equity & Success Support Programs

March 10, 12-4 p.m., register here

Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!

 

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal, Part 3

Part 3 Creating Equity Teams Across Campus

At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for a day-long summit to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan.  This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to construct an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.

March 30, 12-4 p.m. Location: TBD 

 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 

Webinar

TALKING ABOUT RACE, CLASS, AND COLLEGE ACCESS

INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

 


District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Links to Accreditation

SCC IN LINE FOR NEW 6-YEAR ACCREDITATION

 


IN THE NEWS:

Washington Post

First-generation college students are not succeeding in college, and money isn’t the problem

Social and cultural factors are working against many students who are the first in their family to pursue higher education. Here at Sacramento City College, we know this is not new. However, now with articulated Student Success and Support and Student Equity Plans, we can now begin to address how and what to do about addressing these needs as we goal set to increase student achievement.

SCC Student Equity & Success Plans


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Looking Beyond the Data to Help Students Succeed

Assessment tools let educators zero in on traits they can help students improve, like classroom behaviors and study skills, conference speakers say.

Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles

Just as a “tsunami” of retirements approaches, the president’s job is getting scarier. Tighter budgets and pressure to reform are among the challenges new chiefs will confront.

Community-College Gathering Takes Up Challenges, Familiar and Fanciful

Budget woes and completion goals are on the agenda. So are secret shoppers and new ideas for engaging students. After all, someone has to program and fly all those drones. 


Faculty Focus

Ready to Flip: Three Ways to Hold Students Accountable for Pre-Class Work

By:

One of the most frequent questions faculty ask about the flipped classroom model is: “How do you encourage students to actually do the pre-class work and come to class prepared?”

This is not really a new question for educators. We’ve always assigned some type of homework, and there have always been students who do not come to class ready to learn. However, the flipped classroom conversation has launched this question straight to the top of the list of challenges faculty face when implementing this model in their classrooms. By design, the flipped model places more emphasis on the importance of homework or pre-class work to ensure that in-person class time is effective, allowing the instructor and the students to explore higher levels of application and analysis together. If students are unprepared, it leads to frustration, stress, and anxiety for everyone.

Free ‘Clickers’ for All: Using Google Forms to Survey Your Students

By:

As many educators are, I am interested in exploring methods that provide real-time, formative assessment in the classroom. Being a teacher of such courses as microbiology, microbial genomics, and immunology, which are dense in jargon and abstract concepts, I need to be able to quickly get a snapshot of how well my students are grasping important ideas or concepts. My students also need this information in order to assess their own learning. To this end, I started exploring the use of personal response systems, or “clickers,” as a method for rapid classroom assessment. The overall trend of the SoTL data gathered on this topic indicates that clickers can be used for formative assessment, including in my own field of biology. Awesome!

Broadening Pedagogical Knowledge by Learning from Other Disciplines

By:

The bulk of scholarship on teaching and learning continues to be embedded in our disciplines. It ends up there because that’s where it counts (if it does) and because there’s a long-standing and still fairly widely held belief that the teaching needed for a particular kind of content is unique. Unless you know the content, you can’t know how to teach it.

 

 


Inside Higher Education

 Teaching, Learning, and Service

Higher Ed Beta

The Future Is Now

Next-generation models of education that tackle higher ed’s biggest challenges head-on – not tomorrow, but today.

 


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


EdCamp

EdCamp

Organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences created by educators, for educators. A new style of learning and sharing as a growing national movement.

 


 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Have you wondered why politicians aren’t what they used to be, why governments seem unable to solve real problems? Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece, says that it’s because you can be in politics today but not be in power — because real power now belongs to those who control the economy. He believes that the mega-rich and corporations are cannibalizing the political sphere, causing financial crisis. In this talk, hear his dream for a world in which capital and labor no longer struggle against each other, “one that is simultaneously libertarian, Marxist and Keynesian.”

Trending Now- 

Legendary duo Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have been friends for decades. In a raw, tender and wide-ranging conversation hosted by Pat Mitchell, the three discuss longevity, feminism, the differences between male and female friendship, what it means to live well and women’s role in future of our planet. “I don’t even know what I would do without my women friends,” Fonda says. “I exist because I have my women friends.”

 


You Tube

Theory of Change- Perhaps part of the Life Cycle

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Learn more about Frontiers of Innovation: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/foi


Brave For Education

Brave 4 Education

Watch the “Be Brave for Education” video that started the movement, get your own t-shirt and learn how you can help.

 


 

Quote of the Week: Fostering Habits of Mind In Today’s Students

A New Approach to Developmental Education!

Habits of mind are at the heart of any college success story. Partnering with BSI, this is a reading series over the semester!

 

Gender and Miscommunication

“Making Your Voice Heard All of us get irritated by things in our community, state, country, or the world. We want something changed, and we know just what to do. Who will listen to us? No one, we think, so we just keep quiet. However, there is a forum for speaking out and being heard—”

(2015-09-18). Fostering Habits of Mind in Today’s Students: A New Approach to Developmental Education (Kindle Locations 2446-2448). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

 

Have a terrific first week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Dear SCC community:

Spring Semester 2016 is upon us! Welcome Back

Equity Summit Handouts and Information

Convocation Highlights

 

Highlights this week!

Please see the Weekly Update, calendar, and links below for all the information. 

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, we look forward to a very productive spring semester.

Cordially,

Diana, Elaine, Nazmul, Norman, Sophia, Tamanna, & Tyler

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of January 18, 2016, First Week of the Spring Semester

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, SCHOOL CLOSED In Remembrance

The week of January 25, 2016, 

The week of February 01, 2016, 

The week of February 08, 2016, 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Professional Development, Upcoming this spring semester, co-sponsored by:

Senior Leadership Team, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, & Student Leadership & Development

Equity Charette: Building Equity Core Teams Across Sacramento City College

Based on resources from Dr. Veronica Neal, you are invited to participate in a charette where the following activities will take place:

– An introduction to define the SCC Equity Plan and its actions

– Humility and Equity as it is related across the College Service areas including Administrative, Instructional, & Student Services

– Building Division/Department/Program wide Core Teams for Student Success

Equity Core Teams

With these definitions in mind, participants will be invited to explore from an educational perspective, how the college can leverage resources to scale up student success as it relates to Access, ESL & Basic Skills, Mathematics, Persistence, and Completion. Further discovery will include instructional components that develop, reinforce, and advance instructional pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy. From this level, the development of building equity core teams will assist us to construct learning communities and villages across divisions that can support the work of equity campus wide.

 

Resources:

General Equity Resources- https://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equityplanningresources.html

Equity Core Team Resources- http://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equitycoreteams.html

 

NCII

College Completion Project Series

The “College Completion Project Series, Part 3 of 4”, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.

Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.

SSSNet

Student Equity & Success Support Programs

March 10, 12-4 p.m., register here

Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!

 

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal, Part 3

Part 3 Creating Equity Teams Across Campus

At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for a day-long summit to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan.  This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to construct an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.

March 30, 12-4 p.m. Location: TBD 

 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 

Webinar

TALKING ABOUT RACE, CLASS, AND COLLEGE ACCESS

INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

 


District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Links to Accreditation

SCC IN LINE FOR NEW 6-YEAR ACCREDITATION

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

4 quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content


Faculty Focus

young professor in lecture hallThe Rhythms of the Semester: Implications for Practice, Persona

By:

We recognize that in the march of the semester we begin on a different note than we end on. The early weeks hold promise and high hopes, both often curtailed when the first assignments are graded. The final weeks find us somewhere between being reluctant or relieved to see a class move on. There is an inexplicable but evident interaction between our teaching persona and the persona a class develops throughout a semester. Some structural factors influence both: among them—the type and level of a course, the discipline, the time of day, and whether the students are a cohort or a unique collection of individuals.

Read more The Rhythms of the Semester: Implications for Practice, Persona

 

OTHER RECENT ARTICLES


Three college students

Goldilocks and the ‘Just Right’ Strategy for Helping Students Acquire New Content

By:

When Goldilocks visits the three bears’ house, she tastes the porridge they left out in the kitchen; papa’s porridge is too hot, mama’s is too cold, but baby bear’s porridge is “just right” for her. Believe or not, this notion of “just right” is meaningful to college professors as they prepare content for their classes.


reading glasses

Becoming a Better Teacher: Articles for New and Not-So-New Faculty

By:

A couple of months ago a colleague asked me to recommend a book for his new faculty reading group. I rattled off the names of several, but then wondered if a packet of articles might not be a better option. When I started to identify articles, it came to me that the what-to-read dilemma for new and not-so-new faculty goes beyond the articles themselves. It is more about the categories of work on teaching and learning rather than individual pieces.


pedagogical research_active participation

Translating Research into Practice

By:

During the past 20 years, college and university faculty have begun to utilize several areas of the learning sciences (including cognitive psychology) to inform pedagogy. Much of this work has happened in ways that have helped our profession more effectively teach and our students to more effectively learn. However, we still have much work to do if we are to claim that we have a well-developed set of tools that can be applied across disciplines.


screencasting feedback

Flipping Feedback: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays

By:

Last semester I was faced with a larger-than-usual senior composition class for English majors—which of course also meant a larger-than-usual feedback load. With a new baby at home, I was more than a little concerned about finding the time to


new faculty orientation

New Faculty Orientation Features Advice from Students

By:

As director of our faculty support center, one of my responsibilities is to coordinate an orientation program for new faculty. Years ago we decapitated the “talking head” format of traditional orientation sessions and now try to provide interactive sessions that introduce our new colleagues to both our campus policies and our campus culture. While the transition of most topics to the interactive format has been easy, the session on the course syllabus has remained relatively dry—until this year.


teaching face to face

First Impressions: Activities for the First Day of Class

By:

The old expression that you never have a second chance to make a first impression is certainly true in the classroom. Early in my career, I tried several first-day-of-class strategies, ranging from briefly introducing the course and dismissing students early to spending the entire time reviewing policies and procedures, but I began to feel that I was missing an important opportunity. Students are never more attentive than they are on the first day of class, when they’re eager to determine what kind of professor they’re dealing with, and although it is tempting to delay the real work of teaching and learning until the class list has stabilized, it can be difficult to change even the subtle norms that are established during this initial class. Several years ago, I tried a new approach, and I’ve been using it with great success ever since.


Inside Higher Education

 Teaching, Learning, and Service

Community College Classrooms as ‘Democratic Vistas’

At MLA meeting, instructors share philosophy behind their work — and the practical challenges for new Ph.D.s who might not have a clue about teaching at an open admissions institution.

 


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


This American Life

562: The Problem We All Live With

Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there’s one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation. Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program. First of a two-part series.

 


 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Wael Ghonim helped touch off the Arab Spring in his home of Egypt … by setting up a simple Facebook page. As he reveals, once the revolution spilled onto the streets, it turned from hopeful to messy, then ugly and heartbreaking. And social media followed suit. What was once a place for crowdsourcing, engaging and sharing became a polarized battleground. Ghonim asks: What can we do about online behavior now? How can we use the Internet and social media to create civility and reasoned argument?

Trending Now- 

Challenges and problems can derail your creative process … or they can make you more creative than ever. In the surprising story behind the best-selling solo piano album of all time, Tim Harford may just convince you of the advantages of having to work with a little mess.

 


You Tube

Theory of Change- Perhaps part of the Life Cycle

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Learn more about Frontiers of Innovation: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/foi


Brave For Education

Brave 4 Education

Watch the “Be Brave for Education” video that started the movement, get your own t-shirt and learn how you can help.

 


 

Quote of the Week: Fostering Habits of Mind In Today’s Students

A New Approach to Developmental Education!

Habits of mind are at the heart of any college success story. Partnering with BSI, this is a reading series over the semester!

“Success in work and life in the 21st century is associated with cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal competencies that allow individuals to adapt effectively to changing situations rather than to rely solely on well-worn procedures.” —From Education for Life and Work (National Research Council 70)

(2015-09-18). Fostering Habits of Mind in Today’s Students: A New Approach to Developmental Education (Kindle Locations 227-230). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Have a terrific first week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Dear SCC community:

Happy New Year! Here are the highlights this week

Professional Development, Flex, & Convocation this week!

Please see the Weekly Update, calendar, and links below for all the information. 

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, we look forward to a very productive spring semester.

Cordially,

Diana, Elaine, Norman, Sophia, Tamanna, & Tyler

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of January 11, 2016, Professional Development, Flex & Convocation Week

See the Spring 2016 Professional Development/Flex Program for more information

The week of January 18, 2016, First Week of the Spring Semester

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, SCHOOL CLOSED In Remembrance


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Professional Development, Wednesday, January 22, 10-1 p.m. LRC 105

Equity Charette: Building Equity Core Teams Across Sacramento City College

10-12

Based on resources from Dr. Veronica Neal, you are invited to participate in a charette where the following activities will take place:

– An introduction to define the SCC Equity Plan and its actions

– Humility and Equity as it is related across the College Service areas including Administrative, Instructional, & Student Services

– Building Division/Department/Program wide Core Teams for Student Success

Equity Core Teams

With these definitions in mind, participants will be invited to explore from an educational perspective, how the college can leverage resources to scale up student success as it relates to Access, ESL & Basic Skills, Mathematics, Persistence, and Completion. Further discovery will include instructional components that develop, reinforce, and advance instructional pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy. From this level, building equity core teams will assist us to construct learning communities and villages across divisions that can support the work of equity campus wide.

12-1

Lunch and Networking

Resources:

General Equity Resources- https://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equityplanningresources.html

Equity Core Team Resources- http://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equitycoreteams.html

 

NCII

College Completion Project Series

The “College Completion Project Series, Part 3 of 4”, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.

Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.

SSSNet

Student Equity & Success Support Programs

February 22, 11:30-3:30 p.m., register here

Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!

 

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal, Part 3

Part 3 Creating Equity Teams Across Campus

At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for a day-long summit to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan.  This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to construct an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.

March 30, 12-4 p.m. Location: TBD 

 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 

Webinar

TALKING ABOUT RACE, CLASS, AND COLLEGE ACCESS

INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

 


District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Links to Accreditation

SCC IN LINE FOR NEW 6-YEAR ACCREDITATION

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education


Faculty Focus

 


Inside Higher Education


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Wael Ghonim helped touch off the Arab Spring in his home of Egypt … by setting up a simple Facebook page. As he reveals, once the revolution spilled onto the streets, it turned from hopeful to messy, then ugly and heartbreaking. And social media followed suit. What was once a place for crowdsourcing, engaging and sharing became a polarized battleground. Ghonim asks: What can we do about online behavior now? How can we use the Internet and social media to create civility and reasoned argument?

Trending Now- 

Challenges and problems can derail your creative process … or they can make you more creative than ever. In the surprising story behind the best-selling solo piano album of all time, Tim Harford may just convince you of the advantages of having to work with a little mess.

 


You Tube

Theory of Change- Perhaps part of the Life Cycle

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Learn more about Frontiers of Innovation: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/foi

 


 

Quote of the Week: Fostering Habits of Mind In Today’s Students

A New Approach to Developmental Education!

Habits of mind are at the heart of any college success story. Partnering with BSI, we’ll be offering a reading series on this book this semester!

“Whether you have been teaching for years or have just started your career, this is a wonderful resource that offers practical, engaging insights and ideas for both you and your students”.

Deshea Rushing, CSU, San Bernardino

Have a terrific first week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Dear SCC community:

Highlights this week

Final’s week of the Fall Semester!

Please see the Weekly Update, calendar, and links below for all the information. 

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, please have a very happy and joyous Holiday season.

Cordially,

Diana, Elaine, Norman, Sophia, Tamanna, & Tyler

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of December 14- Finals Week (December 11-17)

Final Exam Schedule, Fall 2015

The week of December 21-28

CAMPUS CLOSED DECEMBER 24-JANUARY 3

The week of January 4, 2016

CAMPUS OPEN

The week of January 11, 2016, Professional Development, Flex & Convocation Week

See the Spring 2016 Professional Development/Flex Program for more information

The week of January 18, 2016, First Week of the Spring Semester

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, SCHOOL CLOSED In Rememberance


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Student Success right here at SCC!

The respondents indicated that when relationship is involved, the characteristics of professors (classroom teaching, learning, and service) and other personnel related “counter tops” of service (a term used to describe how instruction and support with students looks different across student services), help to serve students in retention and persistence to complete a degree/transfer or certificate . These are the most helpful factors in their progress toward their goals!

 

Professional Development, Wednesday, January 22, 10-1 p.m. LRC 105

Equity Charette: Building Equity Core Teams Across Sacramento City College

10-12

Based on resources from Dr. Veronica Neal, you are invited to participate in a charette where the following activities will take place:

– An introduction to define the SCC Equity Plan and its actions

– Humility and Equity as it is related across the College Service areas including Administrative, Instructional, & Student Services

– Building Division/Department/Program wide Core Teams for Student Success

Equity Core Teams

With these definitions in mind, participants will be invited to explore from an educational perspective, how the college can leverage resources to scale up student success as it relates to Access, ESL & Basic Skills, Mathematics, Persistence, and Completion. Further discovery will include instructional components that develop, reinforce, and advance instructional pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy. From this level, building equity core teams will assist us to construct learning communities and villages across divisions that can support the work of equity campus wide.

12-1

Lunch and Networking

Resources:

General Equity Resources- https://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equityplanningresources.html

Equity Core Team Resources- http://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equitycoreteams.html

 

NCII

College Completion Project Series

The “College Completion Project Series, Part 3 of 4”, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.

Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.

SSSNet

Student Equity & Success Support Programs

February 22, 11:30-3:30 p.m., register here

Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!

 

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal, Part 3

Part 3 Creating Equity Teams Across Campus

At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for a day-long summit to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan.  This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to construct an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.

March 30, 12-4 p.m. Location: TBD 

 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 

Webinar

TALKING ABOUT RACE, CLASS, AND COLLEGE ACCESS

INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

 


District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Links to Accreditation

SCC IN LINE FOR NEW 6-YEAR ACCREDITATION


SCC Learning Resource Center, 2nd Floor Library Display of Resident Authors

It may be of interest especially for new faculty to visit the Library’s display of books authored by SCC faculty. The display on the 2nd floor of the Library for the month of December is a showcase of the SCC Faculty Authors of Sacramento City College, both past and present.  There are all types of literature in the display: fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, articles and short stories published on the internet.  You can see a larger list of SCC Faculty written literature in our guide: http://researchguides.scc.losrios.edu/scc-authors

It’s a window into the minds of our institution.


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

FACULTY

Can Data Measure Faculty Productivity? Rutgers Professors Say No

Academic Analytics says it counts articles and books published, and awards received, in a certain time period. But some who look closely at the data find errors.

STUDENTS

‘This Case Shouldn’t Be Here Again’: Activists Outside the Supreme Court on ‘Fisher’ and Race

As the justices heard oral arguments on race-conscious admissions, protesters discussed links between college access and the demonstrations over racial climate that have recently roiled campuses.

ADVICE

Let It Breathe

How I stopped “over-efforting” in my teaching and learned to let both my students and I breathe.

ADVICE

Online Teaching, it Turns Out, Isn’t Impersonal

When these courses fail, it’s often for the same reasons that the face-to-face version do.

 


Faculty Focus

 

Contested Grades and the “You Earned It” Retort

A common rhetorical move we professors make when students object to a grade is to reframe the discussion. We’ll say, “Let’s be clear. I didn’t give you this grade. You earned it.” And if it were appropriate we might underscore our zinger with a smugly snapped Z. But stop and think about it. When we make the “you earned it” move, it’s simply an attempt to shift the debate away from the fairness or interpretation of our standard and onto students to justify their effort by our standard, which really wasn’t their complaint.

Five New Year’s Resolutions for College Faculty

One of the perks of an academic career is the year-end break in December. It gives us some predictable downtime (or at least a bit of time within our control) when we can reflect on what went well during the past year and how we can “up our game” in the year ahead. In the spirit of the season, here are five resolutions to consider for the new year that should bring you and your students greater satisfaction with teaching and learning.

Grading with Grace

It was just a passing comment in a student’s email reply to me concerning some questions I had raised on her most recent paper. She answered my inquiries and then basically thanked me for “grading with such grace.” This is not a word that I have ever associated with my grading. Tough–yes; thorough–you bet, but grace? Doesn’t that imply my being too easy? Had I given more credit than the student deserved?

Influencing How Students Discuss Content

When students are talking with each other about content, most of us worry, at least a little bit. We’ve all heard less-than-impressive exchanges. For example, four students are in a group discussing three open-ended questions about two challenging readings. It’s less than five minutes since they started, but they’re already on question three. Or, they’re working with clickers, supposedly exchanging ideas about a problem, but the group has already decided on one member’s solution. She just happens to be a student who regularly answers in class and is almost always right.

Have You Tamed the Content Monster in Your Courses?

In our role as instructors, most of us deal with the problem of too much content. We often embrace a “content coverage” model in designing our courses, in which we attempt to cover all of the material that we deem important or interesting in the area of our course. The result is a course that increasingly balloons out of control each year as more and more content is added, resulting in a harried instructor and frustrated students.


Inside Higher Education

New paper argues for a bigger focus on the social factors that can make or break interdisciplinary teams in the social, national and computational sciences.

Protest forces a board meeting to move; physicists challenge chief justice; a clothing company offers sweatshirts imagining colleges named for black leaders; medical students join protest movement; university bans Confederate flags and swastikas.


Community College Research Center, Fall 2015

The Latest News from CCRC

 


 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Jessica Shortall:

The US needs paid family leave — for the sake of its future

We need women to work, and we need working women to have babies. So why is America one of the only countries in the world that offers no national paid leave to new working mothers? In this incisive talk, Jessica Shortall makes the impassioned case that the reality of new working motherhood in America is both hidden and horrible: millions of women, every year, are forced back to work within just weeks of giving birth. Her idea worth spreading: the time has come for us to recognize the economic, physical and psychological costs of our approach to working mothers and their babies, and to secure our economic future by providing paid leave to all working parents.

Trending Now- Could this be a force in personal growth and connect with our job/career satisfaction?

Esther Perel:

The secret to desire in a long-term relationship

In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.

 


You Tube

Theory of Change- Perhaps part of the Life Cycle

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Learn more about Frontiers of Innovation: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/foi

 


 

Quote of the Week: The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The Chancellor’s Book Initiative 

Discipline 4: Create a Cadence of Accountability

“The cadence of accountability can release the creativity of the team.” When we know our information and feel trust to share and collaborate, we see our team as unified…

McChesney, Chris; Covey, Sean; Huling, Jim (2012-04-24). The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (p. 96). Free Press. Kindle Edition.

 

From all of us in the Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success, happy holidays.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Dear SCC community:

Highlights this week

2 weeks remaining in the Fall Semester!

Please be aware that PD/Flex will come out this week for the upcoming Spring 2016 Semester!

  • Summit on Re-Entry & Inmate Education, December 7-8
  • Hiring the Best for a Diverse Workforce, December 11, (This training is now required if you wish to be invited to serve on a hiring committee.)
  • Final Exams begin, December 11-17
  • Launching of the Spring 2016 Professional Development/Flex Guidebook, December 10
  • New SCC Library Resources

Please see the calendar below for the day, time, and location. 

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of December 07- Finals Week begins (December 11-17)

Final Exam Schedule, Fall 2015

The week of December 14- 

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Student Success right here at SCC!

The respondents indicated that when relationship is involved, the characteristics of professors (classroom teaching, learning, and service) and other personnel related “counter tops” of service (a term used to describe how instruction and support with students looks different across student services), help to serve students in retention and persistence to complete a degree/transfer or certificate . These are the most helpful factors in their progress toward their goals!

 

Professional Development, Wednesday, January 22, 10-1 p.m. LRC 105

Equity Charette: Building Equity Core Teams Across Sacramento City College

10-12

Based on resources from Dr. Veronica Neal, you are invited to participate in a charette where the following activities will take place:

– An introduction to define the SCC Equity Plan and its actions

– Humility and Equity as it is related across the College Service areas including Administrative, Instructional, & Student Services

– Building Division/Department/Program wide Core Teams for Student Success

Equity Core Teams

With these definitions in mind, participants will be invited to explore from an educational perspective, how the college can leverage resources to scale up student success as it relates to Access, ESL & Basic Skills, Mathematics, Persistence, and Completion. Further discovery will include instructional components that develop, reinforce, and advance instructional pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy. From this level, building equity core teams will assist us to construct learning communities and villages across divisions that can support the work of equity campus wide.

12-1

Lunch and Networking

Resources:

General Equity Resources- https://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equityplanningresources.html

Equity Core Team Resources- http://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equitycoreteams.html

 

NCII

College Completion Project Series

The “College Completion Project Series, Part 3 of 4”, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.

Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.

SSSNet

Student Equity & Success Support Programs

February 22, 11:30-3:30 p.m., register here

Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!

 

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal, Part 3

Part 3 Creating Equity Teams Across Campus

At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for a day-long summit to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan.  This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to construct an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.

March 30, 12-4 p.m. Location: TBD 

 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 

Webinar

TALKING ABOUT RACE, CLASS, AND COLLEGE ACCESS

INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

 


 

District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Links to Accreditation

SCC IN LINE FOR NEW 6-YEAR ACCREDITATION


2nd Floor Library Display of Resident Authors

It may be of interest especially for new faculty to visit the Library’s display of books authored by SCC faculty. The display on the 2nd floor of the Library for the month of December is a showcase of the SCC Faculty Authors of Sacramento City College, both past and present.  There are all types of literature in the display: fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, articles and short stories published on the internet.  You can see a larger list of SCC Faculty written literature in our guide: http://researchguides.scc.losrios.edu/scc-authors

It’s a window into the minds of our institution.


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

FACULTY

Who Melted My Cheese?

Too many people on campus still think that academic life will eventually return to “normal,” if we just sit patiently.

STUDENTS

A Collective’s #StudentBlackOut Seeks to Ramp Up the Pressure on Colleges

A group of activists known as the Black Liberation Collective helps student protesters connect with one another. One of its national organizers speaks out about a day of action planned for campuses on Thursday.

ADVICE

How, and Why, You Should Have Students Assess Themselves

Gauging their own progress by the end of the course may help them evaluate your teaching more accurately.

 


Faculty Focus

 

Built-in Self-Assessment: A Case for Annotation

we want students to be critical thinkers, we must routinely and explicitly give them structured practice opportunities to critically examine their own thinking. Squeezing two or three metacognitive activities into a hectic semester teaches students that such reflection is only for special occasions. Rather, student self-evaluation should be a daily course routine.

Pedagogy Gets Personal: The Innovating Pedagogy 2015 Report

Embodied learning, adaptive teaching, and analytics of emotions are three trends highlighted in Innovating Pedagogy 2015. This annual report explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment that are having an impact on education worldwide. For the first time, the report is produced jointly by The Open University and SRI International, the US-based research and development institute.

Call for Articles: Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom

Faculty Focus is accepting article submissions for an upcoming special report on Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom. Articles should be between 750-1000 words in length.

App Delivers a Daily Teaching Tip from the Teaching Professor

You know that trusted colleague who always has a smart way of solving some of the stickiest teaching problems? The one who’s a rich repository of pedagogically effective techniques, new ideas, strategies that work, and pragmatic things you can do in the college classroom?

Self-Directed Learning: Antecedents and Outcomes

Most faculty now recognize the importance of students being able to direct their own learning. It’s what positions them for a lifetime of learning. And most faculty also recognize that many of our students are more dependent than self-directed. They want the teacher to make most, if not all, of the learning decisions for them. “What do you want in this assignment?” “How long should it be?” “Do I need to have references?” “What do I need to know for the test?” “How many homework problems should I do?” All these are questions self-directed learners ask and answer for themselves.

Evidence of Evidence-Based Teaching

Evidence-based teaching seems like the new buzzword in higher education. The phrase appears to mean that we’ve identified and should be using those instructional practices shown empirically to enhance learning. Sounds pretty straightforward, but there are lots of questions that haven’t yet been addressed, such as: How much evidence does there need to be to justify a particular strategy, action, or approach? Is one study enough? What about when the evidence is mixed—in some studies the results of a practice are positive and in others they aren’t? In research conducted in classrooms, instructional strategies aren’t used in isolation; they are done in combination with other things. Does that grouping influence how individual strategies function?

Axial Assessment: The 21st Century Answer to Assessment

The current state of student assessment in the classroom is mediocre, vague, and reprehensibly flawed. In much of higher education, we educators stake a moral high ground on positivistic academics. Case in point: assessment. We claim that our assessments within the classroom are objective, not subjective. After all, you wouldn’t stand in front of class and say that your grading is subjective and that students should just deal with it, right? Can we honestly examine a written paper or virtually any other assessment in our courses and claim that we grade completely void of bias? Let’s put this idea to the test. Take one of your assessments previously completed by a student. Grade the assignment using your rubric. Afterwards, have another educator among the same discipline grade the assignment using your exact rubric. Does your colleague’s grade and yours match? How far off are the two grades? If your assessment is truly objective, the grades should be exact. Not close but exact. Anything else reduces the reliability of your assessment.

 


Inside Higher Education

Trigger Warning Skepticism

Survey of literature and arts professors finds 60 percent see the practice as harmful to academic freedom — although many favor general descriptions on a syllabus, even as they avoid labeling particular works.

When More Is Less

New study suggests that when it comes to writing assignments and instruction, quality — not quantity — matters most.


Community College Research Center, Fall 2015

The Latest News from CCRC

 


 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Jedidah Isler:

The untapped genius that could change science for the better

Jedidah Isler dreamt of becoming an astrophysicist since she was a young girl, but the odds were against her: At that time, only 18 black women in the United States had ever earned a PhD in a physics-related discipline. In this personal talk, she shares the story of how she became the first black woman to earn a PhD in astrophysics from Yale — and her deep belief in the value of diversity to science and other STEM fields. “Do not think for one minute that because you are who you are, you cannot be who you imagine yourself to be,” she says. “Hold fast to those dreams and let them carry you into a world you can’t even imagine.”

Trending Now

Regina Hartley:

Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume

Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the “Scrapper” a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace. “Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose,” she says. “Hire the Scrapper.”

 


Quote of the Week: The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The Chancellor’s Book Initiative 

Discipline 4: Create a Cadence of Accountability

“A WIG Session is a short, intense team meeting devoted to these— and only these three— activites. The purpose of the WIG Session is to account for prior commitments and make commitments to move the WIG scoreboard.”

McChesney, Chris; Covey, Sean; Huling, Jim (2012-04-24). The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (pp. 82-83). Free Press. Kindle Edition.

 

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Dear SCC community:

Highlights this week

3 weeks remaining in the Fall Semester!

Be aware that PD/Flex will come out next week for the upcoming Spring Semester!

Please see the calendar below for the day, time, and location. 

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of November 30

The week of December 07- Finals Week begins (December 11-17)

Final Exam Schedule, Fall 2015

The week of December 14- 

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Student Success right here at SCC!

The respondents indicated that when relationship is involved, the characteristics of professors (classroom teaching, learning, and service) and other personnel related “counter tops” of service (a term used to describe how instruction and support with students looks different across student services), help to serve students in retention and persistence to complete a degree/transfer or certificate . These are the most helpful factors in their progress toward their goals!

 

NCII

College Completion Project Series

The “College Completion Project Series, Part 3 of 4”, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.

Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.

SSSNet

Student Equity & Success Support Programs

January 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m., register here

February 22, 11:30-3:30 p.m., register here

Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!

 

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal, Part 3

Part 3 Creating Equity Teams Across Campus

At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for a day-long summit to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan.  This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to construct an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.

 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 

Webinar

TALKING ABOUT RACE, CLASS, AND COLLEGE ACCESS

INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

 


 

District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Links to Accreditation

SCC IN LINE FOR NEW 6-YEAR ACCREDITATION


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

FACULTY

At One College, Professors Support Students Protesting Racial Inequality

Sympathetic faculty members at Brandeis University are teaching from a syllabus devised by protesters and holding classes at the site of a sit-in.

LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE

Video: Campus Libraries Rethink Focus as Materials Go Digital

President Sari Feldman of the American Library Association discusses programs that preserve tweets as well as books.

STUDENTS

‘I’m Gonna Rise Above What I Was Doing’

Chicago taught Tavaris Sanders how to survive among gang members. Is there room for him to thrive at a liberal-arts college?


Faculty Focus

 

Problem-Based Learning: Six Steps to Design, Implement, and Assess

Twenty-first century skills necessitate the implementation of instruction that allows students to apply course content, take ownership of their learning, use technology meaningfully, and collaborate. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is one pedagogical approach that might fit in your teaching toolbox.

 


Inside Higher Education

More Complaints Than Findings

Education Department has received more than 1,000 filings on racial harassment in higher ed in last seven years. But only a fraction result in any findings.

At Sacramento City College, we are fortunate to maintain a continuing building of partnerships and collaboratives around Equity and the needs for all bodies of people across the campus.


Community College Research Center, Fall 2015

The Latest News from CCRC

 


 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Marina Abramović:

An art made of trust, vulnerability and connection

Marina Abramović’s art pushes the boundary between audience and artist in pursuit of heightened consciousness and personal change. In her groundbreaking 2010 work, “The Artist Is Present,” she simply sat in a chair facing her audience, for eight hours a day … with powerfully moving results. Her boldest work may still be yet to come — it’s taking the form of a sprawling art institute devoted to experimentation and simple acts done with mindful attention. “Nothing happens if you always do things the same way,” she says. “My method is to do things I’m afraid of, the things I don’t know, to go to territory that nobody’s ever been.”

 

Trending Now

Daniel Levitin:

How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed

You’re not at your best when you’re stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there’s a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. “We all are going to fail now and then,” he says. “The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be.”

 


Quote of the Week: The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The Chancellor’s Book Initiative 

Discipline 4: Create a Cadence of Accountability

McChesney, Chris; Covey, Sean; Huling, Jim (2012-04-24). The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (p. 77). Free Press. Kindle Edition.

The fourth discipline is to create a cadence of accountability, a frequently recurring cycle of accounting for past performance and planning to move the score forward…

“Discipline 4 is where execution actually happens.”

As we’ve said, Disciplines 1, 2, and 3 set up the game; but until you apply Discipline 4, your team isn’t in the game.

McChesney, Chris; Covey, Sean; Huling, Jim (2012-04-24). The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (p. 77). Free Press. Kindle Edition.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Dear SCC community:

Highlights this week- Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Thursday & Friday, November 26, 27, Thanksgiving Break

Please see the calendar below for the day, time, and location. 

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 23

The week of November 30

The week of December 07- Finals Week begins (December 11-17)

Final Exam Schedule, Fall 2015

The week of December 14- 

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Student Success right here at SCC!

The respondents indicated that when relationship is involved, the characteristics of professors (classroom teaching, learning, and service) and other personnel related “counter tops” of service (a term used to describe how instruction and support with students looks different across student services), help to serve students in retention and persistence to complete a degree/transfer or certificate . These are the most helpful factors in their progress toward their goals!

 

NCII

College Completion Project Series

The “College Completion Project Series, Part 3 of 4”, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.

Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.

SSSNet

Student Equity & Success Support Programs

January 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m., register here

February 22, 11:30-3:30 p.m., register here

Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!

 

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal, Part 3

Part 3 Creating Equity Teams Across Campus, April 1, 9:00-3:00 p.m., register here

At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for a day-long summit to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan.  This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to construct an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.

 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 

Webinar

TALKING ABOUT RACE, CLASS, AND COLLEGE ACCESS

INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

 


 

District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Links to Accreditation

SCC IN LINE FOR NEW 6-YEAR ACCREDITATION


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

An Unevolved View of Gender Evolution

The latest gloss on the evolutionary biology and psychology of gender woefully distorts the research.

Want More Innovation? Get More Diversity

Academic departments that are more diverse may produce more unorthodox ideas and do more original work, new research shows.


Faculty Focus

A New Twist on End-of-Semester Evaluations

Those who write about teaching persona (the slice of our identities that constitutes the “public teaching self”) encourage us to start by reflecting on the messages we want to send to students. A dialogue with ourselves is a useful beginning, but for the last days of a semester another option might be more intriguing and revealing.

Rejuvenating Experiences: Tales of an Unlikely Classroom Collaboration

The end of a long academic year is probably the time when we are most open to the idea of a rejuvenating instructional experience. In a recent workshop, I heard two teachers describe just such an experience. They team-taught an introductory English lit course with content that explored veteran experiences. Before the workshop started, it was clear they were an unlikely team. She was the rather typical English prof, a tad disorganized, fussing with the technology, comfortably relaxed before the group. He was a former Marine, standing off to the side, trying to look relaxed but actually more at attention than at ease.

How to Improve Group Work: Perspectives from Students

Many college courses today incorporate some form of group assignment, such as a project, presentation, or a collaborative paper or report. However, instructors are frequently met with resistance from students who don’t like working in groups and don’t want their grade to be affected by peers who may not pull their weight. Nonetheless, research shows that there are many benefits to group work, in terms of both active learning and expanding teamwork skills. Other benefits include better communication skills, critical-thinking abilities, time management, problem-solving skills, cooperation, and reinforcement of knowledge (Forrest & Miller, 2003; Hammar Chiriac, 2014; Kilgo, Ezell, & Pascarella, 2015). Furthermore, since the use of work groups and teams in the workplace has increased, it is important for students to have prior experience in group work. Certainly, a collaborative attitude and the ability to work with others are important at most places of employment.

Are We Clear? Tips for Crafting Better Explanations

How many explanations do you think you offer during a full week of teaching? Explanations are one of teaching’s most central activities and yet something we rarely think about, in general, or how we do them, specifically. Maybe we can remedy that by considering some features of clear explanations.

Wallflowers in the Online Classroom

What does it mean to be a wallflower? Such a person might be thought of as shy and might sit apart from others at a party or social gathering, choosing to listen and observe rather than participate. And in the online classroom, a wallflower might be the person who reads course information and discussion boards regularly, but never posts. So how do instructors know if this online wallflower is really engaged in the course?

 


Inside Higher Education

California Community Colleges Seek New Accreditor

The Board of Governors of California’s communitycollege system voted Monday to replace the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges as the accreditor for the system’s colleges, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The current accreditor has frustrated many …

Colleges must renew their vows to faculty members, including adjuncts (essay)

Although most of the growth in contract faculty has occurred at community colleges, it is also prevalent in other institutions. 51 percent (public) to 65 percent (private) of the faculty at doctoral institutions…

 

Community College Research Center, Fall 2015

The Latest News from CCRC

 


 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Nonny de la Peña:The future of news? Virtual realityWhat if you could experience a story with your entire body, not just with your mind? Nonny de la Peña is working on a new form of journalism that combines traditional reporting with emerging virtual reality technology to put the audience inside the story. The result is an evocative experience that de la Peña hopes will help people understand the news in a brand new way.

 

Trending Now

Emilie Wapnick:Why some of us don’t have one true callingWhat do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?

 


Quote of the Week: The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The Chancellor’s Book Initiative

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Discipline 3: Keep a Compelling Scoreboard

This chapter begins with a critically important statement:

“People play differently when they are keeping score. There is a need to shift the emphasis to be even clearer: People play differently when they are keeping score. This creates a very different feeling than when you keep score for them. When team members themselves are keeping score, they truly understand the connection between their performance and reaching their goal, and this changes the level at which they play. When everyone on the team can see the score, the level of play rises, not only because they can see what’s working and what adjustments are needed, but also because they now want to win.”

McChesney, Chris; Covey, Sean; Huling, Jim (2012-04-24). The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (p. 68). Free Press. Kindle Edition.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Dear SCC community:

Highlights this week

  • Released earlier last week, “Why Caring for Students Matter”, published by the Faculty Focus with an added bonus for SCC! Our college recently published a Student Survey Summary connecting our students with this sound research! Thanks to the PRIE Office, Marybeth Buechner and Anne Danenberg, our work here at SCC aligns directly with this information. It is called the “Student Perception of Progress Survey”, the respondents indicated that the characteristics of professors and counter tops of service are perceived as being the most-helpful factors in their progress toward their goals!

Please see the calendar below for the day, time, and location. 

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 16

The week of November 23

The week of November 30

The week of December 07

The week of December 14


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Student Success right here at SCC!

  • “Why Caring for Students Matter”, published by the Faculty Focus with an added bonus for SCC! Our college’s Student Survey Summary connecting our students with this sound research! Thanks to the PRIE Office, Marybeth Buechner and Anne Danenberg, our work here at SCC aligns directly with this information. It is called the “Student Perception of Progress Survey”, the respondents indicated that the characteristics of professors and counter tops of service are perceived as being the most-helpful factors in their progress toward their goals!

 

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal, Part 3

Part 3 Creating Equity Teams Across Campus, December 4, 9:00-3:00 p.m., register here

At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for a day-long summit to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan.  This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to construct an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.

 

NCII

College Completion Project Series

The “College Completion Project Series, Part 3 of 4”, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.

Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.

SSSNet

Student Equity & Success Support Programs

December 15, 11:30-3:30 p.m., register here

February 22, 11:30-3:30 p.m., register here

Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!

 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 

Webinar

TALKING ABOUT RACE, CLASS, AND COLLEGE ACCESS

INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

 


 

District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Links to Accreditation

SCC IN LINE FOR NEW 6-YEAR ACCREDITATION


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class

3 simple ways you can set up the day’s learning before the metaphorical bell rings

When I first started teaching, the open space of a 50- or 75-minute class period seemed an eternity. Like many a new faculty member, I worried about having enough material. I wanted to ensure that, if discussion faltered or if I rushed through the lecture too quickly, I would have options to fill the remaining time. My greatest fear was using up everything I had and finding 30 minutes still left on the clock.


Faculty Focus

An Objective Approach to Grading

It was always the same scenario. I’d be feeling a great sense of accomplishment because I had spent hours grading a set of English papers—painstakingly labeling errors and writing helpful comments. Everything was crystal clear, and the class could now move on to the next assignment. Except it wasn’t, and we couldn’t. A few students would inevitably find their way to my office, plunk their papers down on my desk, and ask me to explain the grade. Something had to change. I knew exactly why I was assigning the grades, but I obviously needed to find a more effective way of communicating these reasons to my students.

Examining the Benefits of Cumulative Tests and Finals

With the academic year nearly over and final exams upon us, it’s a good time to consider how we assess student knowledge in our courses. Cumulative finals are still used in many courses, but a significant number of faculty have backed away from them because they are so unpopular with students, who strongly voice their preferences for exams that include only questions on content covered in that unit or module.

Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Online Students

Every higher ed administrator knows that mental health services are becoming increasingly important on-campus. Fewer know that they are also important for students who study primarily or entirely online. This is the contention of Bonny Barr of Creighton University.

Caring About Students Matters

Good teachers care about their students. We all know that, but sometimes over the course of a long semester, it’s easy to forget just how important it is to show our students we care about them. I was reminded of this importance by two recent studies, which I read and highlighted for the December issue of The Teaching Professor newsletter.

Adding Game Elements to Your Online Course

There’s a growing body of evidence that indicates the educational benefits of game-based learning. Although some courses are likely to be more conducive to a game-based approach, it’s helpful to consider how game elements might enhance the learning experience.

 

 


Inside Higher Education

Going Through the Motions? The 2015 Survey of Faculty Workplace Engagement

Employee engagement: it’s an important metric that can gauge how loyal and intrinsically interested people are in their work. So how engaged are faculty members, and how do they compare to other kinds of workers? A new Inside Higher Ed survey, conducted by Gallup, suggests that while faculty members over all aren’t actively engaged in their work, those at smaller, private institutions tend to be the most emotionally and intellectually connected to what they do. Tenure-track faculty members are also relatively engaged, possibly from the coaching and mentoring they receive, as compared to tenured and non-tenure-track professors. The survey also reveals that many faculty members — especially those off the tenure track — have major concerns about academic freedom, job security, compensation and other measures of job satisfaction.

 

Community College Research Center, Fall 2015

The Latest News from CCRC

 


 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Christine Sun Kim:

The enchanting music of sign language

Artist and TED Fellow Christine Sun Kim was born deaf, and she was taught to believe that sound wasn’t a part of her life, that it was a hearing person’s thing. Through her art, she discovered similarities between American Sign Language and music, and she realized that sound doesn’t have to be known solely through the ears — it can be felt, seen and experienced as an idea. In this endearing talk, she invites us to open our eyes and ears and participate in the rich treasure of visual language.

Trending Now

Sandrine Thuret:

You can grow new brain cells. Here’s how

Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.

 


Quote of the Week: The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The Chancellor’s Book Initiative

                                                                                        slideshare.net

Discipline 3: Keep a Compelling Scoreboard

“The third discipline is to make sure everyone knows the score at all times, so that they can tell whether or not they are winning. This is the discipline of engagement.”

McChesney, Chris; Covey, Sean; Huling, Jim (2012-04-24). The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (p. 65). Free Press. Kindle Edition.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development