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

SCC NEWS:

This week:

D2L Drop-Ins

Prehistoric Geography Secrets…

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

The Story…

Launching the Division Charette, see below for the link!

Hands-On Rice Dumplings

Native Americans in the Public Eye…

Court is in Session at SCC…

See the calendar links below!


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 17

The week of November 24

Nov 27

Thanksgiving Recess

Nov. 27 - Nov. 30

The week of December 1

Dec 3

Google Apps for Education

Wed., Dec. 3 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Dec 3

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Dec. 3 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dec 5

Google Apps for Education

Fri., Dec. 5 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Dec 5

CLA Session 8: Meet the Leaders Panel

Fri., Dec. 5 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm

The week of December 8

The week of December 15


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

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

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

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

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

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

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

 


Faculty Focus

New Magna Publications’ Website Means Changes to Faculty Focus

Reporting, Reacting, and Reflecting: Guidelines for Journal Writing

Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning

More Efficient Meetings Lead to More Effective Decisions

What We Can Learn from Unsuccessful Online Students

 


Inside Higher Education

The Shrinking Academic Workforce

Standardized Tests for the Job Market


Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

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

Trending Now

How to speak so that people want to listen

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


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

November 17-23, 2014

“Keep making extraordinary things happen!”

James Kouzes, 2014

 

Gift yourself a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

SCC NEWS:

This week:

D2L Drop-Ins

Veterans’ Day

Program Plan’s due to the PRIE Office

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 10

The week of November 17

The week of November 24

Nov 27

Thanksgiving Recess

Nov. 27 - Nov. 30


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

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

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

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

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

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

Federal Court Protects an Adjunct’s Complaints About Working Conditions

Lamar Alexander Wants to Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

 


Faculty Focus

Climbing the Stairs: Observations on a Teaching Career

Threshold Concepts: Portals to New Ways of Thinking

Managing Difficult Conversations: Advice for Academic Leaders

What Can We Learn from Accidental Learning?

Online Discussion Questions That Work


Inside Higher Education

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

 


College Planning & Management

College Planning & Management October 2014 Issue



Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Be an opportunity maker

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

Trending Now

 How schools kill creativity

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


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Recognizing Veterans’

November 10-16, 2014

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

                                                            Kirsten Gillibrand

                                                            Permission free; Read more at Brainy Quote, 2014

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

Five weeks left, make the best of them!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

SCC NEWS:

This week:

BROWN BAG WITH BRIAN- CANCELLED and WILL BE RESCHEDULED

 

Tuesday & Friday, see Staff & Faculty Calendar:

transforming the first year experience in community college

 

SLO Fall Workshop

SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT

It’s Not too late for D2L

 

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

Flex Proposal Call for Spring 2015

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 3

Dec 8

Brown Bag with Brian (Rescheduled)

Mon., Dec. 8 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The week of November 10

The week of November 17

The week of November 24

Nov 27

Thanksgiving Recess

Nov. 27 - Nov. 30


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

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

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

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

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Black Man in the Lab

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

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

 


 Faculty Focus

The Blessings and Benefits of Using Guest Lecturers

Four Crucial Factors in High-Quality Distance Learning Courses

Using Attendance Questions to Build Community, Enhance Teaching

A Few Concerns about the Rush to Flip

Lecture Continues as the Dominant Instructional Strategy, Study Finds

 


 Inside Higher Education

Aggressive Pragmatism


Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

What new power looks like

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


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

November 3-9, 2014

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

                                                                                          Ken Robinson

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

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

SCC NEWS:

Available this week:

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

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

PROMOTED READING PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP:

THE READING APPRENTICESHIP FRAMEWORK

 

SCC Preview Night- Sign up with Tanya Anderson

SCC Preview Night, October 30

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

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

 

Upcoming next week:

BROWN BAG WITH BRIAN

TRANSFORMING THE FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Tanya Anderson

SLO Fall Workshop

SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of October 27

The week of November 3

Dec 8

Brown Bag with Brian (Rescheduled)

Mon., Dec. 8 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The week of November 10

The week of November 17

The week of November 24

Nov 27

Thanksgiving Recess

Nov. 27 - Nov. 30


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

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

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

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

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

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

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

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

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

 


 Faculty Focus

The Relationship between Participation and Discussion

Maximize In-Class Time by Moving Student Presentations Online

Texting in Class: Extent, Attitudes, Other Interesting Information

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

Incorporating Active Learning into the Online Classroom


 Inside Higher Education


The Quick & The Ed

Associates Degrees, The Next Big Thing?

 


Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, FACCC

Revisions Proposed to New Accreditation Regulation

 


Community Colleges Research Center

The Latest News from the CCRC, October 2014

 


 

Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Kimberly Motley: How I defend the rule of law

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

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

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

 


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

October 27-November 2, 2014

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


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

Wishing you a spooklitious week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

SCC NEWS:

Available this week:

Campus communication and decision-making survey

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

 

CCCCO’s webinar on Financial Aid

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

Financial Aid, CCCCO System Wide Financial Education Project Overview

- CashCourse, Content Guide & Scholarship

- Financial Aid Implementation Plan & Project Checklist

Financial Education Project: Financial Literacy Webinar

 

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

Confucius…

Non Violent Popular Resistance

Building Sustainable Professional Learning…

 

Upcoming next week:

SCC Preview Night- Sign up with Tanya Anderson

SCC Preview Night, October 30

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

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

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of October 20

The week of October 27

The week of November 3

Dec 8

Brown Bag with Brian (Rescheduled)

Mon., Dec. 8 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The week of November 10

The week of November 17

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

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

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

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

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

 Lumina Looks to Expand Use of Framework to Track Student Learning

 


 Faculty Focus

Academic Integrity: Defining Originality across Campus

Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory

Could We Be Doing Better with Our Assignments?

 


 Inside Higher Education

Red-Faced Over Sex Weeks

 


New York Times

There Are More Important Things Than Saving for College

 


 The Atlantic, thanks to Elizabeth Stevenson

Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It

 


 

 Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, FACCC

Revisions Proposed to New Accreditation Regulation

 


The RP Group

The RP Group September 2014 Perspectives

 


 Instructional Tools

A new addition, thanks to Pamela Posz

American RadioWorks Podcast

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

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

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

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

 

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

by Elissa Nadworny and Anya Kamenetz

 

Classroom Management

Life in the Classroom Before Cellphones – By Louise Katz

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

 

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

Face-to-Face Instruction

 

Don’t Email Me - By Carl Straumsheim

 


 

TED TALKS:

What do we do with all this big data? 

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

 


 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Think Like a Freak

October 20-26, 2014

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


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

Wishing you a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

SCC NEWS:

Upcoming this week, Professional Development focuses on:

D2L Drop-Ins

Office Fitness

The Border Crisis

The CLA Pathways to Success

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

“Seattle Swaps Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day”

The Zinn Education Project (teaching and instructional resources)

 

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

 

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

“The Culture Engine”

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

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

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

(S. Chris Edmonds, 2014)

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of October 13

The week of October 20

The week of October 27

The week of November 3

Dec 8

Brown Bag with Brian (Rescheduled)

Mon., Dec. 8 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

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

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

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


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


 Faculty Focus

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

 


 Inside Higher Education

A New Metric


New York Times

On Financial Aid…

Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark

 


 The RP Group

The RP Group September 2014 Perspectives

 


TED TALKS:

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

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

 

“How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era”

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


 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

October 13-19, 2014

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


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

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

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

  • The Six Strategies

    1. Broaden the context

    2. Defy the verdict

    3. Fully commit

    4. Take charge

    5. Engage others

    6. Show you care

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

(Kouzes & Posner, 2014)

Wishing you a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

October 6-12, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

Upcoming this week, Professional Development focuses on:

Study Abroad

Human Rights

The Health Fair

Student Equity Open Meeting

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014. This is a district professional development opportunity. See the calendar for the week of October 27 for more information, the application has been extended and due by Monday, October 6.

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

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

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of October 6

The week of October 13

The week of October 20

The week of October 27


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

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

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

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


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

As Default Rates Drop, So Does Confidence in How the Education Dept. Counts Them

What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses 

 


 

Faculty Focus

Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Multiple-Choice Questions

Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom

When Should We Lecture?

Is It Time to Rethink How We Grade Participation?

 


 

American Association of Community Colleges

Community College Journal, Fall 2014

 


 

College Planning & Management

Fall 2014 Issue

College Planning & Management Fall 2014 Issue

 


 

Inside Higher Education

A Flag and Race at Bryn Mawr

Finding a Student’s Calling


The New York Times

When Higher Education Doesn’t Deliver on Its Promise

Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation


 The RP Group

The RP Group September 2014 Perspectives

 


TED TALKS:

Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind

…And other related “talks” about how people think…

 


 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

What does it mean to “Think Like a Freak”?

October 6-12, 2014

“Easy problems evaporate; it is the hard ones that linger.”
-Levitt & Dubner


Over the next few weeks, the “Quote of the Week” will take a look through the book “Think Like a Freak” and provide some provocative views with an invitation to reflect upon these concepts, and consider them a part of our community college roles and responsibilities.

  • The fact is that solving problems is hard. What tools do we use?

  • Are you willing to take a chance?

  • Based on what we already know, will we take the traditional route or perhaps consider an alternative way based on new patterns of thinking?

  • Based on what history shows, why do we tend to generally put our own interests ahead of others? How might we think of ways of pulling people in the same direction?

  • Knowing what to measure, and how to measure it, can make a complicated world less so.

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

Go think like a freak! Have a terrific week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

September 29-October 5, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

New this week:

New additions and links this week to the Professional Development and the Convocation survey information Data Base:

The Upcoming Health Fair next week

News this month from the Community College Research Center

Leveraging Technology to Support Students, Faculty, & Staff- Upcoming web conference (No travel!)

 Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results

Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Survey Results

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014. This is a district professional development opportunity. See the calendar for the week of October 27 for more information, the application has been extended and due by Monday, October 6.


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of September 29

The week of October 6

The week of October 13

The week of October 20

The week of October 27


 

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

 

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

 

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

“AANAPISI”- Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

 


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

 

Los Rios’ participation in the White House Summit For Community Colleges

Improving College Opportunity

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

 Uncluttering the Pathway to the Diploma

Admissions Leaders Gather to Weigh ‘Prestige, Financial Aid, and Love’

What You Need to Know About This Week’s Release of Student-Loan Default Rates

 

Faculty Focus

Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to

Group Work Challenge: Assessing Team Members

Why Don’t We Teach the Telephone Book?

Diversifying the Role Course Content Plays

How Does Temperament Affect Online Student Success and Retention

 

Inside Higher Education

Adjuncts, Retirements and Sexual Harassment: A Survey of HR Directors

TalentSmart

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

 

Community College Research Center

The Latest News from the CCRC

 


 Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

 


 The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

“Am I dying?” The honest answer.

 

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Being a Good Listener

September 29-October 5, 2014

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being… good “people”. There will still be business enough.
-Abraham Lincoln


 Here are a few examples:

  • I really listen.  I do not form an opinion or start to respond until the person is finished talking.

  • I show interest by asking questions.

  • I demonstrate understanding by repeating what the person says.

  • I am quick to give… “a colleague, co-worker, learner” credit and recognition for new ideas and input.

  • I follow up with the… “a colleague, co-worker, learner” about our conversation and what will happen next.

Meet someone new this week and listen!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

September 22-28, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

New this week:

New additions and links this week to the Professional Development Data Base:

Community Resources Guide- for students and personnel

Work Experience Education & Internship Program, Tracey Hodge, M.A., Faculty Program Coordinator

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014. This is a district professional development opportunity. See the calendar for the week of October 27 for more information, the application is due by this Friday, September 26.

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of September 22

The week of September 29

The week of October 6

The week of October 13

The week of October 20

The week of October 27

 


 

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

 

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

 

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

“AANAPISI”- Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

 


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

 

Los Rios’ participation in the White House Summit For Community Colleges

Improving College Opportunity

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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

 


The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

In Academe, the Future Is Part Time

4 Key Questions Experts Are Asking About Obama’s College-Ratings Plan

The Quest for Student Success—Read a special report on innovation in academe, focused on formulas for student success.

 

Faculty Focus

Articulating Learning Outcomes for Faculty Development Workshops

Does Discussion Make a Difference?

Strategies for Managing Online Discussions

When to Use Whole Class Feedback

Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome: Advice for New Faculty

 

Inside Higher Education

‘This Week’ Podcast: ‘Undermining Pell’ Grants / Digital Accessibility for Disabled Students

Taking Male Students Seriously

Get Funded

 

The Mind Unleashed

Train Your Brain To Let Go Of Habits – 10 Methods For Creating New Neural 

 

The Postsecondary National Policy Institute

TRANSFERABILITY OF POSTSECONDARY CREDIT FOLLOWING STUDENT TRANSFER OR COENROLLMENT


 Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

 


 The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

The state of the climate — and what we might do about it

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Train Your Brain

September 22-28, 2014

The head thinks, the hands labor, but it’s the heart that laughs.
-Liz Curtis Higgs


 

The Mind Unleashed website listed 10 ways to train your brain to let go of habits by creating new neural pathways.  Here are a few of them:

Identify the habit you’d like to transform and set the intention.  If there is this high intention, then creating new pathways in your brain is bound to happen.

Shift your focus.  To create a new neural pathway, you take the focus off the old habit, and then that old habit eventually falls away.

Use your imagination.  Just imagine the new behaviors over and over and over. Keep repeating that in your mind, so you build new pathways. 

Interrupt your thoughts and patterns when they arise.  Say “no” or “cancel” when an old thought or impulse comes in, and say, “I don’t have to do that anymore.” 

Make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

SCC NEWS:

In an effort to seek full participation, please complete spelling the Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation satisfaction Surrey. It will close Wednesday. This effort assists us to provide meaningful and purposeful professional development programming. We thank those colleagues who have already participated!

Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey

 

New additions and links this week to the Professional Development Data Base:

SCC Online Professional Development Opportunities

City Chronicles, The news source for Faculty and Staff

Community Resources Guide

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of September 15

The week of September 22

The week of September 29

The week of October 6

The week of October 13


 

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

“AANAPISI”- Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

Los Rios’ participation in the White House Summit For Community Colleges

Improving College Opportunity


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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


The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

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


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Oh, the Humanities! Disciplines Survived, Even Thrived, Despite Recession

Rise of Online Booksellers Brings Complaints From Campus Bookstores

Why Campuses Can’t Talk About Alcohol When It Comes to Sexual Assault

 

Faculty Focus

Six Principles for Measuring and Communicating the Value of Your Faculty Development Center 

10 Recommendations for Improving Group Work

Introduction to Key Concepts in Five Minutes or Less: The ‘Did You Know?’ Microlecture Series 

“She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.” 

 

Inside Higher Education

Six Excellent Books for TA’s

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

Tanveer Naseer, Speaker and Coach

Credibility Is The Foundation Of Leadership

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

You can Learn anything, continued…

September 15-21, 2014

As long as they embrace struggle and mistakes, they can learn anything.
-Salman Khan, Khan Academy

“Researchers have known for some time that the brain is like a muscle; that the more you use it, the more it grows.  They have found that neural connections form and deepen most when we make mistakes doing difficult tasks rather than repeatedly having success with easy ones.  What this means is that our intelligence is not fixed, and the best way that we can grow our intelligence is to embrace tasks where we might struggle and fail.”

People with a growth mindset, however, embraced challenges, and understood that tenacity and effort could change their learning outcomes. As you can imagine, this correlated with the latter group more actively pushing themselves and growing intellectually.

The good news is that mindsets can be taught; they’re malleable.

This bold claim was made by Salman Khan in his article, “The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart“.  Along with the article is an entertaining and informative 90-second video, “You Can Learn Anything.”  Check it out.

Make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center