Author Archives: Norman Lorenz

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

This week marks the beginning of the Spring semester, welcome back! The following links will access the Professional Development for Wednesday and Thursday, along with Convocation Friday!

We look forward to your participation.

Important events this week Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday Convocation:

Professional Development and Flex Series  & Booklet

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, Happy New Year!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of January 09-13, 2017! Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation

For More information regarding professional development and flex this week click here:

Professional Development Series

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Interim President Michael Poindexter

Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Over 800 Programs Fail Education Dept.’s Gainful-Employment Rule

The U.S. Department of Education on Monday released the first debt-to-earnings rates for career-training programs.

 

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request.  Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Learning More about Student Participation

A lot of good research has been done on participation in college classrooms. Here are some key findings and references that provide excellent background and reasons why working to get more students participating is so important.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

George Tulevski:

The next step in nanotechnology

Every year the silicon computer chip shrinks in size by half and doubles in power, enabling our devices to become more mobile and accessible. But what happens when our chips can’t get any smaller? George Tulevski researches the unseen and untapped world of nanomaterials. His current work: developing chemical processes to compel billions of carbon nanotubes to assemble themselves into the patterns needed to build circuits, much the same way natural organisms build intricate, diverse and elegant structures. Could they hold the secret to the next generation of computing?

Alessandra Orofino:

It’s our city. Let’s fix it

Too often, people feel checked out of politics — even at the level of their own city. But urban activist Alessandra Orofino thinks that can change, using a mix of tech and old-fashioned human connection. Sharing examples from her hometown of Rio, she says: “It is up to us to decide whether we want schools or parking lots, recycling projects or construction sites, cars or buses, loneliness or solidarity.”


Quote of the Week: Guided Pathways in Practice

Redesigning America’s Community College

IMPROVING CULTURALLY DIVERSE CURRICULUM CONTENT

“Educators should be diligent in ensuring that curriculum content about ethnically diverse groups is accurate, authentic, and comprehensive. This goal can be accomplished by working in collaboration with ethnic scholars, community leaders, and “cultural brokers,” as well as combining information from many disciplines to generate culturally relevant curriculum content for diverse ethnic groups. Culturally responsive curriculum content also should deal simultaneously with concepts, principles, and ideas (such as oppression, identity, powerlessness and privilege, culture, and struggle) generalizable across ethnic groups and knowledge about the particular lives, experiences, and contributions of specific groups (Banks, 1991, 2003; Gay, 1988, 1995, 2002).”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 169). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Finals this week through Thursday, December 15!

Important events this week:

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, happy holidays!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of December 12th

Final Exam Week, December 9-15

The week of January 09-13, 2017! Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation

For More information regarding professional development and flex this week click here:

Professional Development Series

 

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Interim President Michael Poindexter

Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dreamers in Jeopardy

Immigrant students share what college means to them, and their fears as they wait for Donald J. Trump and his administration to take office. 

 

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request.  Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Five Ways to Make Your Online Classrooms More Interactive

The convenience and flexibility of the online learning environment allows learners to develop new skills and further their education, regardless of where they live. However, for all of its benefits, online learning can sometimes feel isolating for students and faculty. The question is: how do you build a sense of community in your online courses? One approach involves cultivating more interaction—between you and your students and among the students themselves. Here are five practical tips for increasing the human connection in your online classrooms.

A Memo to Students about Studying for Finals

To: My Students
From: Your Professor
Re: Studying for Finals

The end of the semester is rarely pretty. You’re tired; I’m tired. You’ve got a zillion things to get done—ditto for me. You’ve also got grades hanging in the balance to be decided by how you perform on the final exam. The pressure is on, and it’s not just this course. It’s all of them.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Elizabeth Lesser:

Say your truths and seek them in others

In a lyrical, unexpectedly funny talk about heavy topics such as frayed relationships and the death of a loved one, Elizabeth Lesser describes the healing process of putting aside pride and defensiveness to make way for soul-baring and truth-telling. “You don’t have to wait for a life-or-death situation to clean up the relationships that matter to you,” she says. “Be like a new kind of first responder … the one to take the first courageous step toward the other.”

Sheena Iyengar:

How to make choosing easier

We all want customized experiences and products — but when faced with 700 options, consumers freeze up. With fascinating new research, Sheena Iyengar demonstrates how businesses (and others) can improve the experience of choosing.


Quote of the Week: Guided Pathways in Practice

Redesigning America’s Community College

“The implementation of the guided pathways model requires a significant change in the design of college programs, the professional interaction among faculty and between faculty and advisors, and more extensive relationships among two- and four-year colleges and among colleges and employers. The overall approach is relatively new and still being developed. In this section, we describe how some colleges have put the notion of default curricula and active choice into practice in redesigning their academic programs. We begin by providing illustrations of how individual colleges and universities have mapped guided pathways. We then describe how maps and guided pathways have been used to help students transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 965-971). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development this week! Finals begin this Friday through Thursday, December 15!

Important events this week:

  • Teachers for Equity
  • Final Exam Week begins, December 9-15

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, make your success!

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 The week of December 05th

The week of December 12th

Final Exam Week, December 9-15

The week of January 09-13, 2017! Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Interim President Michael Poindexter

Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Financial-Aid Offices: Looking to the Outside for Help on the Inside

Increased competition, budget cuts, and student expectations for technology driven services are taking a toll on financial aid offices. More than ever, schools are scrambling to find ways to gain a competitive edge, reduce expenses, and relieve their staff members of tedious administrative tasks so they have more time to focus on students.

How Colleges Are Responding to Demands That They Become ‘Sanctuary Campuses’

To protect undocumented immigrant students, a handful of colleges have declared themselves to be “sanctuary campuses.” Others have avoided that term but have pledged support for such students, and have spelled out what they will do if immigration authorities come knocking.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request.  Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Teaching Students about Their Digital Footprints

Our students live in an online world. They’re emotionally and physically attached to their devices and many of their relationships exist within technology. As educators, there are many ways that we have had to adapt to this changing landscape of communication within our teaching, and when I look around my institution, I think we’re doing a remarkable job at keeping up with the rapid pace of change.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan:

A queer vision of love and marriage

Love is a tool for revolutionary change and a path toward inclusivity and understanding for the LGBTQ+ community. Married activists Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan have imagined their marriage — as a transgender man and cis woman — a model of possibility for people of every kind. With infectious joy, Tiq and Kim question our misconceptions about who they might be and offer a vision of an inclusive, challenging love that grows day by day.

Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi:

An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter

Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement’s three founders share what they’ve learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities. Their advice on how to participate in ensuring freedom for everybody: join something, start something and “sharpen each other, so that we all can rise.”


Quote of the Week: Aligning Program Learning Outcomes with Student Goals

Redesigning America’s Community College

“Having a map is important for navigating college, but it is also important that the paths to students’ end goals are clearly delineated with signposts along the way. As we have discussed, part of the reason that college programs are confusing is that their learning outcomes are too often poorly defined and not aligned with the requirements for further education and successful employment in the given field. Research from several domains suggests that colleges can improve student learning by mapping out programs using learning outcomes that are aligned with student goals beyond just program completion.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 932-937). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development this week! Two weeks until finals!

Important events this week:

  • SCC Strategic Priorities & Planning Charrette
  • SCC HSI-SAGE Program Grant Project, Dr. Lorena Ruedas
  • Teaching Sociology in a Trump Presidency
  • LRCFT Contract Negotiations
  • Teachers for Equity
  • So You Want to be an Engineer? A Panel Discussion of Experts
  • New Faculty Academy

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

The week of December 12th

Final Exam Week, December 9-15

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


 Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Does Betsy DeVos Have in Mind for Higher Ed?

“By selecting Betsy DeVos to become the next secretary of education, President-elect Donald J. Trump has signaled his commitment to an ambitious plan to reform elementary and secondary education. But after a campaign during which Mr. Trump offered few details on higher education, the pick does little to clarify his vision for that sector.”

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request.  Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Enhancing Learning through Zest, Grit, and Sweat

Early in my career, I focused most of my efforts on teaching content. That is, after all, what most of us are hired to do, right? With experience and greater understanding of how learning works, my attention shifted toward metacognition. I began investing lots of time and energy reading and identifying ways to help students grow as learners while they learned the content.

Recording Videos for Your Classes

This week we discuss some of the things that go into recording videos for our classes. We begin by asking the question, Why videos? Jim makes the comment that if you do only one video for your course, make it your introduction and welcome to class. Students appreciate a welcome video because it helps them to get to know who you are and what you are all about. We then discuss the purpose of our videos followed by a discussion of the equipment we use. Next week, we will continue with a look at technique and how to upload your videos.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Victor Rios:

Help for kids the education system ignores

Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack — especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see “at-risk” students as “at-promise” individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit.

Roger Antonsen:

Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world

Unlock the mysteries and inner workings of the world through one of the most imaginative art forms ever — mathematics — with Roger Antonsen, as he explains how a slight change in perspective can reveal patterns, numbers and formulas as the gateways to empathy and understanding.


Quote of the Week: Student Active Choice

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Guided Pathways Model

“While research of this kind has not been conducted on program course defaults at colleges, it does raise a reasonable concern. To address it, we need to look to another kind of “nudge” that can guide decision making while still bolstering commitment. This sort of nudge is called active choice. With active choice, individuals are required to choose from among a relatively small set of clearly defined options; however, individuals are not defaulted into any one option. Sunstein maintains that active choice works best when the choice set is diverse, when experts are unsure which choice is best, and when choosers prefer to choose. 60 As an example of active choice, colleges might require entering students to choose from a limited set of broad program areas with which to begin their studies. Requiring choice from a limited set of options has two strong benefits. First, it is much easier to choose from a limited set of well-defined options than to choose from a large set of ill-defined ones. When options are clearly delineated, students may more readily recognize the option that best matches their own nascent interests and preferences.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 888-896). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development and Thanksgiving this week!

Important events this week:

  • WEAVE, A Healthy Relationship
  • Positive Psychology in the Basic Skills

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, please have a a safe Thanksgiving season with friends and family. We look forward to returning November 28.

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 21st- Thanksgiving

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

The week of December 12th

Final Exam Week, December 9-15

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

THE CHRONICLE REVIEW

What Liberal Academics Don’t Get

All the election postmortems make me think of the disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards, who famously talked about “the two Americas.”

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request.  Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Ugly Consequences of Complaining about ‘Students These Days’

I recently overheard a faculty member talking about students, and it wasn’t good. She sounded very much like a conference presenter whom Melanie Cooper describes in a Journal of Chemical Education editorial. The presenter’s talk had a strong “students these days” undercurrent.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Sandi Toksvig:

A political party for women’s equality

Women’s equality won’t just happen — not unless more women are put in positions of power, says Sandi Toksvig. In a disarmingly hilarious talk, Toksvig tells the story of how she helped start a new political party in Britain, the Women’s Equality Party, with the express purpose of putting equality on the ballot. Now she hopes people around the world will copy her party’s model and mobilize for equality.

Clint Smith:

“We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t,” says poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Guided Pathways Model

“Studies also show that offering a default with the possibility of opting out can have a strong influence on behavior because people assume that the defaults have been selected by experts for a good reason. 56 In focus groups with California community college students about the supports they think they need to succeed in college, students underscored the value of faculty involvement in helping them establish goals and plans for achieving those goals.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 871-875). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

PD this week!

Important events this week:

  • Campus Civility in time of Discord: Reflection of our 2016 Election
  • Strategic Priorities at SCC: Open Forum
  • Implicit Bias and Racism Conversation
  • Peer Navigator Program
  • New Faculty Academy
  • WordPress Editing
  • Leading Effective Classroom Discussions

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, offer yourself a great week.

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 14th

The week of November 21st- Thanksgiving

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

The week of December 12th

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Spring 2017 Professional Development Planning- DUE THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

In the spirit of Connecting with Success, the Staff Resource Center is beginning to prepare for SCC’s spring 2017 semester Professional Development and Flex program (PD/Flex Week, January 9-13). We are inviting you to submit your proposal based on the indicators below and/or items needing to be addressed across your unit, program, or institutional plan. Please submit by November 18.

Professional Development Program Outcomes

Seek to discover the focus of these five overarching Indicators as they relate to Student Equity & Success concerning general learning roles and outcomes:

  • Access
  • Basic Skills
  • Course Completion
  • Degree/Certificate Attainment
  • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the student’s access the classroom:

  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Course Progress
  • Persistence
  • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around praxis:

  • Conversations About Race
  • Classroom Observations and Strategies
  • Buy-In
  • Data on Student Achievement

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

  • Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
  • Connectivity– with students and between divisions, programs and services
  • Community– caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
  • Culture– cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
  • Completion– continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FORM

DEADLINES FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS

Please submit your proposal for Spring 2017 Flex Week by Friday, November 18, 2016. For questions, please contact Diana Daniels (x 2176), Norman Lorenz (x 2165), or Elaine Ader (x 2062). We look forward to your proposal.

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education


 

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

Your One-Stop Site to Effective Practices, Training, and Other Resources

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow-up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision-making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

Seek to discover the focus of these five overarching Indicators as they relate to Student Equity & Success concerning our general roles:

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

  • Conversations About Race
    • Classroom Observations and Strategies
    • Buy-In
    • Data on Student Achievement

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Rafting in the Grand Canyon is Creating Better Scientists, Bringing Students Textbooks to Life…

UC Davis Scientists Ride the Colorado River to Break Down Jargon and Overcome Silos

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request.  Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Teaching Students How to Manage Feedback

The classroom is a non-stop hub of feedback: test grades, assignment scores, paper comments, peer review, individual conferences, nonverbal cues, and more. Feedback is essential for student learning.

Wikipedia Projects for Learning

Most teachers consider Wikipedia the devil’s realm, a place where rumor and misinformation are spread. But in reality, studies have found that Wikipedia has an accuracy of a regular encyclopedia. Inaccurate information is quickly corrected by volunteer editors, and there are strict standards for entering content, including the rule that “everything must be cited.” Most important, Wikipedia is the place where many, if not most, people go to get initial information on a topic. This makes it probably the most important information source on the Internet, and because editing is public, it presents a wonderful opportunity for students to create articles as class assignments.

Courses That Are Hard, but Not Too Hard: Finding the Sweet Spot

I have been doing some reading and thinking about hard courses. Courses need to be challenging, but when they become too hard, students stop trying and little learning results. So how do we find that sweet spot between hard and not too hard? More importantly, how do we create that sweet spot in our own courses through the decisions we make about content, assignments, and exams?

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Kimberlé Crenshaw:

The urgency of intersectionality

Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and learn how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.

Talks for when you feel totally burned out

Worn out? Exhausted? Bleary-eyed? If you need a little something to ease your frustration and get you back in the spirit, this collection of talks should help.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Guided Pathways Model

…”behavioral economics also suggests ways that colleges can help students make decisions to increase their likelihood of completion without restricting their options. One key conclusion from this research is that it helps to have a map or plan. Studies show that prompting individuals to state a plan for how they will undertake something they want to do increases the likelihood they will do it.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 845-848). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Short week, Veterans’ Day this Friday. Thank you to those serving and to those who have served. Here is this weeks PD!

Important events this week:

  • Election Day: NPR Listening In… Cultural Awareness Center
  • Get out the Vote 2016
  • Election Countdown

  • Brown Bag with Brian, Student Center

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, offer yourself a great week.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz 

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 The week of October 31st

The week of November 07th

The week of November 14th

The week of November 21st- Thanksgiving

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Spring 2017 Professional Development Planning

In the spirit of Connecting with Success, the Staff Resource Center is beginning to prepare for SCC’s spring 2017 semester Professional Development and Flex program (PD/Flex Week, January 9-13). We are inviting you to submit your proposal based on the indicators below and/or items needing to be addressed across your unit, program, or institutional plan. Please submit by November 18.

Professional Development Program Outcomes

Seek to discover the focus of these five overarching Indicators as they relate to Student Equity & Success concerning general learning roles and outcomes:

  • Access
  • Basic Skills
  • Course Completion
  • Degree/Certificate Attainment
  • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the student’s access the classroom:

  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Course Progress
  • Persistence
  • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around praxis:

  • Conversations About Race
  • Classroom Observations and Strategies
  • Buy-In
  • Data on Student Achievement

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

  • Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
  • Connectivity– with students and between divisions, programs and services
  • Community– caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
  • Culture– cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
  • Completion– continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FORM

DEADLINES FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS

Please submit your proposal for Spring 2017 Flex Week by Friday, November 18, 2016. For questions, please contact Diana Daniels (x 2176), Norman Lorenz (x 2165), or Elaine Ader (x 2062). We look forward to your proposal.

Cordially,

Norman

 

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

Your One-Stop Site to Effective Practices, Training, and Other Resources

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow-up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision-making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

Seek to discover the focus of these five overarching Indicators as they relate to Student Equity & Success concerning our general roles:

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

  • Conversations About Race
    • Classroom Observations and Strategies
    • Buy-In
    • Data on Student Achievement

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Sacramento Bee

Get out the Vote 2016

Election Countdown

The 2016 campaign is coming to an end — finally — and all that’s left to do is vote (if you haven’t already), and watch the results roll in.

 


Atlantic Magazine

The Failing First Line of Defense

Teachers are often the first adults students turn to when struggling with mental health, but educators are not adequately trained to address the crises.


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Higher Education Has Lost Control of Its Own Narrative

The race for the presidency of the United States has highlighted for Americans — and the world — sharply contrasting visions of our nation. Democrats offered an optimistic vision based on the common good and a shared purpose, with slogans like “Stronger together” and “Love trumps hate.” Republicans focused on a different vision. With slogans like “Make America safe again” they chose to dwell on the threats associated with crime, terrorism, and economic uncertainty.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request.  Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

 

The Power of Transparency in Your Teaching

The most recent issue of Peer Review (Winter/Spring 2016; published by AACU) highlights the powerful impact ‘transparency’ can have on learning for all students. One aspect of transparency is making obvious the intellectual practices involved in completing and evaluating a learning task…

Humor in the Classroom

Humor is one of my favorite teaching tools. I rely on it—when the room feels tense, when I sense learner drift, if I aspire to make a point more memorable. Humor doesn’t cause learning, but it does help create conditions conducive to it. It doesn’t make hard content easy, but it can make learning it feel easier.

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 Suzanne Barakat:

Islamophobia killed my brother. Let’s end the hate

On February 10, 2015, Suzanne Barakat’s brother Deah, her sister-in-law Yusor and Yusor’s sister Razan were murdered by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The perpetrator’s story, that he killed them over a traffic dispute, went unquestioned by the media and police until Barakat spoke out at a press conference, calling the murders what they really were: hate crimes. As Barakat reflects on how she and her family reclaimed control of their narrative, she calls on us to speak up when we witness hateful bigotry and express our allyship with those who face discrimination.

 

Kandice Sumner:

How America’s public schools keep kids in poverty

Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools — things like musical instruments, new books, healthy school lunches and soccer fields — and this has a real impact on the potential of students. Kandice Sumner sees the disparity every day in her classroom in Boston. In this inspiring talk, she asks us to face facts — and change them.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

Curricular Incoherence Limits Learning

…Based on a synthesis of current research on student learning, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Eberley Center for Teaching Excellence found that “how students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 781-783). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center, and Student Equity & Success

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Happy Halloween! Here is this weeks PD!

Important events this week:

  • Student Services Coordinators and Supervisors Institute
  • Student Grievances
  • New Faculty Academy

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, offer yourself a great week.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz 

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


iepi

 

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of October 31st

The week of November 07th

The week of November 14th

The week of November 21st- Thanksgiving

The week of November 28th

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

Your One-Stop Site to Effective Practices, Training, and Other Resources

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

Seek to discover the focus of these five overarching Indicators as they relate to Student Equity & Success concerning our general roles:

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

  • Conversations About Race
    • Classroom Observations and Strategies
    • Buy-In
    • Data on Student Achievement

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

 Atlantic Magazine

The Failing First Line of Defense

Teachers are often the first adults students turn to when struggling with mental health, but educators are not adequately trained to address the crises.


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why You Might Love Working at a Teaching College

Why You Might Love Working at a Teaching College

 Our institution may not be your dream job, but it could well lead to a deeply satisfying career… A must read!

few years ago, when I was directing the honors program at my college, I had the pleasure of teaching a bright and talented sophomore who wanted to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation. Throughout his junior year, he would update me on his studies during both informal chats and formal meetings about his progress. He had his sights set on graduate school and the academic life.”  http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-You-Might-Love-Working-at/238204 

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request.  Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Transforming Midterm Evaluations into a Metacognitive Pause

Midterm evaluations often tip toward students’ (unexamined) likes and dislikes. By leveraging the weight of the midterm pause and inviting students to reflect on their development, midterm evaluations can become more learning-centered. Cued by our language, students can become aware of a distinction—that we’re not asking what they like, but what is helping them learn. This opportunity for students to learn about their learning yields valuable insights that not only inform instructors about the effects of our methods, but also ground students in their own learning processes, deepening their confidence in and commitment to their development in the second half of the course.

Finding Signs of Progress When Learning is Slow

Slow learning—not to be confused with slow learners—is learning that happens gradually, where understanding deepens slowly and skills advance but without immediate noticeable change. Some learning occurs all at once; suddenly, there’s a performance breakthrough. Typically, fast learning feels easy, even if it was proceeded by a frustrating period of confusion. What is finally understood is so clear, so obvious—what is finally mastered no longer seems hard.

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Kelly McGonigal:

How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Casey Gerald:

The gospel of doubt

What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

Redesigning College Programs

“Students naturally make connections between pieces of knowledge. When those connections form knowledge structures that are accurately and meaningfully organized, students are better able to retrieve and apply their knowledge effectively and efficiently. In contrast, when knowledge is connected in inaccurate or random ways, students can fail to retrieve or apply it appropriately.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 784-787). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center, and Student Equity & Success

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

The professional development focus this week is about student outreach. In the effort to support retention, the Student Success and Support team has shared this illustration to emphasize considerations around mentoring students retain and academically progress to the semester end:

 student-outreach-illustration

Panther Pathway

Important events this week:

  • 6th Annual Los Rios CCD Employee Health Fair, TODAY
  • Institutional Social Justice
  • IBA Training
  • Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, IEPI meets with the Partnership Resource Team, PRT
  • T4E, Contact Riad Bahhur for details on this event, BahhurR@scc.losrios.edu 
  • Environmental Literacy

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, offer yourself a great week.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz 

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


iepi

Colleagues,

Please see the links below for the Wednesday, October 26th schedule for the Partnership Resource Team (PRT) visit.  If you are not available during the time your group is scheduled you may attend other scheduled meetings. Note that all scheduled meetings are open.  Also, for your read is the team’s members’ profile. Should you have any questions please contact Elaine Ader at ext. 2062. The following links include the IEPI application and documents.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of October 24th

The week of October 31st

The week of November 07th

The week of November 14th

The week of November 21st

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

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Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

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WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
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RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
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QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

Your One-Stop Site to Effective Practices, Training, and Other Resources

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

Seek to discover the focus of these five overarching Indicators as they relate to Student Equity & Success concerning our general roles:

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

  • Conversations About Race
    • Classroom Observations and Strategies
    • Buy-In
    • Data on Student Achievement

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

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IN THE NEWS:

 Atlantic Magazine

The Failing First Line of Defense

Teachers are often the first adults students turn to when struggling with mental health, but educators are not adequately trained to address the crises.


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Resisting the Urge to Profess

Carrying on at length, about anything, is an occupational hazard in academe

 Some of my former-students-turned-academics like to explain things to me. Whether we’re talking about the dangers of political apathy or the health benefits of exercise, I am treated to mini-lectures that provide me with background information, context, and a broad overview that can take upwards of 30 minutes.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request.  Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Practical PointsWe all endorse it and we all want our students to do it. We also claim to teach it. “It” is critical thinking, and very few of us actually teach it or even understand what it is (Paul & Elder, 2013). Research tells us that our students learn critical thinking only after we receive training in how to teach it and design our courses explicitly and intentionally to foster critical thinking skills (Abrami, Bernard, Borokhovski, Wade, Surkes, Tamim, & Zhang, 2008). We have to start by formulating assessable critical thinking learning outcomes and building our courses around them.

Getting More out of Exam Debriefs

Brief—that pretty much describes exam debriefs in many courses. The teacher goes over the most commonly missed questions, and the students can ask about answers but generally don’t. These kinds of debriefs don’t take up a lot of class time, but that’s about all that can be said for them. For some time now, I’ve been suggesting that students, not the teacher, should be correcting the wrong answers. The students are the ones who missed the questions.

 

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Emilie Wapnick:

Why some of us don’t have one true calling

How to understand your inner potential

No one takes the same life path to personal success. These talks can help you examine and identify the unique passions and perspectives that make you, you.

Sayu Bhojwani:

Immigrant voices make democracy stronger

In politics, representation matters — and that’s why we should elect leaders who reflect their country’s diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, says Sayu Bhojwani. Through her own story of becoming an American citizen, the immigration scholar reveals how her love and dedication to her country turned into a driving force for political change. “We have fought to be here,” she says, calling immigrant voices to action. “It’s our country, too.”


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

Redesigning College Programs

“If a college serves large numbers of both occupational and transfer-oriented students, then it may offer hundreds of such degree programs. And when this number is multiplied by the dozens of programs offered by four-year transfer destinations, transfer-oriented students may have thousands of options— too many for even the most experienced advisors, let alone students themselves, to understand and evaluate.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 544-546). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center, and Student Equity & Success

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Week 9! Over the weekend, the college held the 100 year anniversary Open House, where despite the weather, many turned out for a great celebration! We look forward to many more events over the remainder of the year! See the following links for information on future events!

Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

Important events this week:

  • Using Data to Tell a Student Story
  • Issa Amro, Youth Organizing…
  • Evaluating Distance Education
  • The SCC Planning System and College Strategic Priorities: Open Forum
  • Strong Workforce Program Workshop
  • Dr. Chris Emdin, When the Heart Leads the Head: Teaching and Learning From the Students’ Standpoint: The 7 C’s of Reality Pedagogy
  • New Faculty Academy

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a great week.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz 

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of October 17th

The week of October 24th

The week of October 31st

The week of November 07th

The week of November 14th

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

Your One-Stop Site to Effective Practices, Training, and Other Resources

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

 

Student Equity themes for Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

Seek to discover the focus of these five overarching Indicators as they relate to Student Equity & Success concerning our general roles:

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

  • Conversations About Race
    • Classroom Observations and Strategies
    • Buy-In
    • Data on Student Achievement

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

As Sac City turns 100, Hughes Stadium still takes the cake

The newly remodeled Hughes stadium lights up the night during the Holy Bowl - Jesuit vs Christian Brothers High School - on Sept.15, 2012.

 


 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request.  Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone. 

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

 Diverse group of university students in classroom

Getting Names Right: It’s Personal

Editor’s Note: The following article was excerpted with permission from To My Professor: Student Voices for Great College Teaching, a new book that brings together student experiences and opinions with advice from master educators and experts. The book was written by students at Michigan State University under the guidance of Joe Grimm, visiting editor in residence in the MSU School of Journalism since 2008.

“I spend a lot of money to go to school here. It would be nice if a professor knew my name.”

“I appreciate the fact that you asked me what I wanted to be called because my name has various pronunciations in different languages.”

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Rachel Botsman:

We’ve stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers

Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman. While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often strangers, on platforms like Airbnb and Uber and through technologies like the blockchain. This new era of trust could bring with it a more transparent, inclusive and accountable society — if we get it right. Who do you trust?

Jim Hemerling:

5 ways to lead in an era of constant change

Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today’s constantly-evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered around putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Evidence for Guided Pathways

“Given the importance of faculty and staff engagement in a college’s guided pathways redesign, it would be counterproductive for us to dictate exactly how a college should be changed. Rather, we present general principles and design elements, along with examples of how real colleges have implemented them. Colleges can then combine these principles with their own unique values and perspectives to create the most effective guided pathways design for their students and community. As more and more colleges redesign their practices based on the model, we will accrue a growing body of evidence regarding specific implementation approaches, which will help future college leaders in their own efforts to redesign the community college to improve student success.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 529-534). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

 

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site