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:
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.
Staff Resource Center
Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!
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.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:
The week of October 24th
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The week of November 07th
The week of November 14th
The week of November 21st
Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward
Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016
Professional Development, District wide
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
Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links
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.
How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education
Your One-Stop Site to Effective Practices, Training, and Other Resources
Student Equity & Success Professional Development
FALL 2016 Semester
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.
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:
• Basic Skills
• Course Completion
• Degree/Certificate Attainment
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:
• Course Progress
Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:
- Conversations About Race
• Classroom Observations and Strategies
• 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
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 disregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns.
- 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!
IN THE NEWS:
Teachers are often the first adults students turn to when struggling with mental health, but educators are not adequately trained to address the crises.
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
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
The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education
Quote of the Week: Student Success
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: