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Connecting with Success

FALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FLEX

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

On behalf of The Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, we are pleased to release the fall 2016 Professional Development and Flex Program Guide. The College begins the fall semester with the initiative, “Connecting with Success”. As the college focuses around ongoing Professional Development, much of it as “Flex”, Student Equity and Student Success programs are also strengthening their existence across campus. The Staff Resource Center’s partnership with SSSP & Student Equity balances what’s being provided with a concentration on teaching, learning, and service across our college service areas.

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

  • 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:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process should also include ways to intervene based on:

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

Finally, 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, in 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

All workshops are linked to the Faculty/Staff calendar, and offer registration for every workshop.

This will assist our presenters in knowing beforehand who their participants are. Handouts will be available through the Professional Development database. Convocation’s program on Friday will focus on “Connecting with Success, The 100 Year Anniversary”. Within the program you will find the highlights for Friday, August 19th with the timing of “Convocation” from 9:00-11:30 a.m. As always we look forward to your feedback. Our traditional survey on flex and convocation satisfaction will be sent out at the beginning of the fall 2016 semester. Again, on behalf of the Staff Resource Center, thank you to the many colleagues who have prepared 36 general education workshops and across the semester. We look forward to your participation and feedback.

FALL 2016 FLEX & CONVOCATION WEEK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES GUIDEBOOK

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

Cordially,

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

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Summer Schedule

June 

 


July

Jul 14

Classified Senate 101 – Summer 2016 Series

Thu., Jul. 14 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jul 14

Classified Senate Meeting

Thu., Jul. 14 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jul 27

WordPress Editing Basics – Summer 2016 Series

Wed., Jul. 27 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

 


August

Professional Development/Flex Week, August, 2016

Aug 17

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 8:30am - 11:30am
Aug 17

WordPress Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 8:30am - 11:30am
Aug 17

Google Apps – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aug 17
Aug 17

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Aug 17

WordPress Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Fall 2016 Semester

Sep 1

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

With the recent publication from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), the Community College Week names the CCRC book “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges” as the comprehensive source of evidence that pathways reforms are crucial for student success.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal is being launched!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Many Colleges Now See Centers for Teaching With Technology as Part of ‘Innovation Infrastructure’

In the past few years, many colleges have expanded the scale and scope of centers that support teaching and learning with technology, as part of an effort to build a new “innovation infrastructure” for instruction.

That’s according to the results of a new survey of directors of academic-technology centers at 163 colleges and universities, released last week at the annual conference of Educause, an organization that supports technology on campuses.


Faculty Focus

The Syllabus: Indicator of Instructional Intentions

The literature on teaching and learning has improved so much over the years. Researchers are now covering important aspects of both in depth, analyzing with creative designs and exploring for practical and theoretical implications. One case in point is a 2015 syllabus review published in Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education (a cross-disciplinary teaching and learning journal that ought to be on everybody’s radar).

 


 Community College Journal

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education


Community College Research Center, Spring/Summer 2016

Performance Funding for Higher Education

The Latest News from the CCRC, Spring/Summer, 2016

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


Final Quote of the Semester: Culturally Responsive Teaching

A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis

Cultural Hegemony

“The greatest of all obstacles to culturally responsive teaching is mainstream ethnocentrism and hegemony. They effectively block the acquisition and application of new, culturally relevant pedagogical knowledge, skills, and will in teaching African, Latino, Native, and Asian American students. Some educators fail to realize that the assumptions, expectations, protocols, and practices considered normative in conventional education are not universal and immutable. They are based on the standards of the cultural system of one ethnic group— European Americans— that have been imposed on all others. This cultural system is a human creation and, as such, is fallible and mutable…

Furthermore, research evidence (although not as inclusive and extensive as it needs to be) consistently demonstrates that when teaching and learning are filtered through the cultural frameworks of students of color, their achievement improves dramatically.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 244). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

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Connecting with Success

FALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FLEX

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

On behalf of The Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, as we draw the Spring 2016 semester to a close, we are pleased to release the fall 2016 Professional Development and Flex Program Guide. The College begins the fall semester with the initiative, “Connecting with Success”. As the college focuses around ongoing Professional Development, much of it as “Flex”, Student Equity and Student Success programs are also strengthening their existence across campus. The Staff Resource Center’s partnership with SSSP & Student Equity balances what’s being provided with a concentration on teaching, learning, and service across our college service areas.

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

  • 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:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process should also include ways to intervene based on:

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

Finally, 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, in 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

All workshops are linked to the Faculty/Staff calendar, and offer registration for every workshop.

This will assist our presenters in knowing beforehand who their participants are. Handouts will be available through the Professional Development database. Convocation’s program on Friday will focus on “Connecting with Success, The 100 Year Anniversary”. Within the program you will find the highlights for Friday, August 19th with the timing of “Convocation” from 9:00-11:30 a.m. As always we look forward to your feedback. Our traditional survey on flex and convocation satisfaction will be sent out at the beginning of the fall 2016 semester. Again, on behalf of the Staff Resource Center, thank you to the many colleagues who have prepared 36 general education workshops and across the semester. We look forward to your participation and feedback.

FALL 2016 FLEX & CONVOCATION WEEK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES GUIDEBOOK

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

Cordially,

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

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Final Exam Week

The week of May 16, 2016, 

May

 


Summer Schedule

June 

 


July

Jul 14

Classified Senate 101 – Summer 2016 Series

Thu., Jul. 14 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jul 14

Classified Senate Meeting

Thu., Jul. 14 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jul 27

WordPress Editing Basics – Summer 2016 Series

Wed., Jul. 27 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

 


August

Professional Development/Flex Week, August, 2016

Aug 17

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 8:30am - 11:30am
Aug 17

WordPress Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 8:30am - 11:30am
Aug 17

Google Apps – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aug 17
Aug 17

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Aug 17

WordPress Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Fall 2016 Semester

Sep 1

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

With the recent publication from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), the Community College Week names the CCRC book “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges” as the comprehensive source of evidence that pathways reforms are crucial for student success.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal is being launched!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education


Faculty Focus

 


 Community College Journal

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education


Community College Research Center, Spring/Summer 2016

Performance Funding for Higher Education

The Latest News from the CCRC, Spring/Summer, 2016

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


Final Quote of the Semester: Culturally Responsive Teaching

A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis

Cultural Hegemony

“The greatest of all obstacles to culturally responsive teaching is mainstream ethnocentrism and hegemony. They effectively block the acquisition and application of new, culturally relevant pedagogical knowledge, skills, and will in teaching African, Latino, Native, and Asian American students. Some educators fail to realize that the assumptions, expectations, protocols, and practices considered normative in conventional education are not universal and immutable. They are based on the standards of the cultural system of one ethnic group— European Americans— that have been imposed on all others. This cultural system is a human creation and, as such, is fallible and mutable…

Furthermore, research evidence (although not as inclusive and extensive as it needs to be) consistently demonstrates that when teaching and learning are filtered through the cultural frameworks of students of color, their achievement improves dramatically.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 244). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

Highlights during the week of May 9-15:

Wednesday, 5/11, 12-1:20 pm in BUS 240

SCC’s Sociology Club and Community Studies Program proudly sponsor:

Community Engagement –Make it Happen!

Come hear from the Youth Engagement Team of the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Initiative, through the California Endowment.  Community organizers and activists will speak about local community engagement opportunities in Sacramento that you can get involved in now, this summer and the fall.  Come, learn, and ENGAGE!

Thursday-Wednesday, 5/12- 5/18 Final Exam Week

See the calendar below for dates, times, and registration!

 


Introducing, a new statewide Professional Development data base from CCCCO.edu

CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

Highlighted articles this week:

Would Academe Make a Good Reality Show?

Tell us about a time (or many times) when your job in academe felt particularly ripe for reality-TV treatment.

Quote of the Week: Culturally Responsive Teaching

A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis

CULTURALLY CENTERED INCREMENTAL EFFORTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“While systemic, multidirectional educational equity and culturally responsive teaching are most desirable, individuals do not have to wait for these to happen before taking action on their own. Microlevel changes, such as those that take place within classrooms, are important, too. Their effectiveness needs to be determined within context. Otherwise, some of their positive results may be overlooked. The descriptions, proposals, and practices of culturally responsive teaching described throughout this book are types of micro-educational reforms that have improved the achievement of many ethnically diverse students of color.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 237). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

Enjoy the week.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Professional Development for Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of May 09, 2016, 

Final Exam Week

The week of May 16, 2016, 

May

 


Summer Schedule

June 

 


July

Jul 14

Classified Senate 101 – Summer 2016 Series

Thu., Jul. 14 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jul 14

Classified Senate Meeting

Thu., Jul. 14 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jul 27

WordPress Editing Basics – Summer 2016 Series

Wed., Jul. 27 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

 


August

Professional Development/Flex Week, August, 2016

Aug 17

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 8:30am - 11:30am
Aug 17

WordPress Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 8:30am - 11:30am
Aug 17

Google Apps – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aug 17
Aug 17

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Aug 17

WordPress Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Fall 2016 Semester

Sep 1

 


Spring Convocation 2016

CONVOCATION SPRING 2016


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

With the recent publication from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), the Community College Week names the CCRC book “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges” as the comprehensive source of evidence that pathways reforms are crucial for student success.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

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

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 


On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal is being launched!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Tell us about a time (or many times) when your job in academe felt particularly ripe for reality-TV treatment.


Faculty Focus

Untangling the Web of Student-Teacher Communication

When I tell people that I study the role of communication in teaching and learning, the most common response is: “Isn’t communication just common sense? I’m an expert in what I teach; why do I need to worry about how I communicate?” In reality, communication is a learned verbal and nonverbal skill that all of us must continually refine. When we interact with our students purposefully, we maximize the chances that our content expertise will make a positive difference in terms of their learning.

 

online student

Ensuring Student Success in Online Courses

Students like online classes due to their flexibility and convenience. But not all students do well in these courses; the statistics indicate that online classes have a much higher dropout rate compared to traditional face-to-face classes. The attrition rates in online courses tend to be 10 to 20 percent higher than in face-to-face classes. While there are some personal factors that could influence a student’s decision to drop out, many of the factors are related to institutional and course level support—and these barriers can be addressed with thoughtful planning and implementation. Institutional level factors like technical support, academic support, advising, and availability of resources can support student success in online courses. At the course level, there are many simple strategies and techniques that instructors can use to support students’ success in their online classes.

Personal Narratives: Perfect for Summer Reading

Right before the end of the academic year when the promise of summer stretches warmly ahead, many of us are making lists that anticipate other kinds of tasks. If you’re considering some pedagogical reading, I’ve got just the recommendation.

Call for Proposals: Leadership in Higher Education Conference

If you serve in a leadership role on campus, here’s your chance to get involved in a new conference developed just for academic leaders.Brought to you by Magna Publications, producers of Academic Leader newsletter and the Teaching Professor Conference, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference is accepting speaking proposals for its inaugural conference, Oct. 6-8 in Atlanta.

 


 Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2016

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education

Skin in the Game

Colleges should be on some sort of financial hook when their students don’t succeed, writes Carlo Salerno, but why are we pushing for policies to accomplish what’s already occurring?


Community College Research Center, Spring/Summer 2016

Performance Funding for Higher Education

The Latest News from the CCRC, Spring/Summer, 2016

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Alice Rawsthorn:

Pirates, nurses and other rebel designers

In this ode to design renegades, Alice Rawsthorn highlights the work of unlikely heroes, from Blackbeard to Florence Nightingale. Drawing a line from these bold thinkers to some early modern visionaries like Buckminster Fuller, Rawsthorn shows how the greatest designers are often the most rebellious.

Trending Now- 

Michelle Obama:

http://www.ted.com/talks/michelle_obamaA plea for education

Speaking at a London girls’ school, Michelle Obama makes a passionate, personal case for each student to take education seriously. It is this new, brilliant generation, she says, that will close the gap between the world as it is and the world as it should be.


Quote of the Week: Culturally Responsive Teaching

A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis

CULTURALLY CENTERED INCREMENTAL EFFORTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“While systemic, multidirectional educational equity and culturally responsive teaching are most desirable, individuals do not have to wait for these to happen before taking action on their own. Microlevel changes, such as those that take place within classrooms, are important, too. Their effectiveness needs to be determined within context. Otherwise, some of their positive results may be overlooked. The descriptions, proposals, and practices of culturally responsive teaching described throughout this book are types of micro-educational reforms that have improved the achievement of many ethnically diverse students of color.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 237). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

Highlights during the week of May 2-8:

Friday:

See the calendar below for dates and times!

Highlighted articles this week:

Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First Five Minutes of ClassIn the previous two articles, I shared ideas to address student accountability and student preparation in the flipped classroom. Based on your feedback and emails, getting students to come to class prepared is an ongoing challenge for many of us! In this article, I’d like to keep the conversation going by zeroing in on the importance of the first five minutes of class.

When Wellness Is a Dirty Word

First came the anthropologist of Arctic poverty who found me on Instagram and confided that she was a Jazzercise fanatic. Then the intellectual historian who eloquently introduced herself as an expert on a similarly Serious Topic but rapidly and with sparkling eyes, before any of our fellow conferees entered the elevator, effused that it was really her Ashtanga yoga practice that sustained her. And the implacable administrator who waited for the meeting room to clear before explaining to me, her gaze softening, the admirable commitment of her Wednesday-night “Zumba ladies,” who traveled from three boroughs to their class in the Bronx.

Introducing, a new statewide Professional Development data base from CCCCO.edu

CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

Enjoy the week.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Professional Development for Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of May 02, 2016, 

The week of May 09, 2016, 

Final Exam Week

The week of May 16, 2016, 

May

 


Summer Schedule

June 

 


July

Jul 14

Classified Senate 101 – Summer 2016 Series

Thu., Jul. 14 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jul 14

Classified Senate Meeting

Thu., Jul. 14 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jul 27

WordPress Editing Basics – Summer 2016 Series

Wed., Jul. 27 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

 


August

Professional Development/Flex Week, August, 2016

Aug 17

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 8:30am - 11:30am
Aug 17

WordPress Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 8:30am - 11:30am
Aug 17

Google Apps – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Aug 17
Aug 17

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Aug 17

WordPress Drop-ins – Fall 2016 Flex

Wed., Aug. 17 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Fall 2016 Semester

Sep 1

 


Spring Convocation 2016

CONVOCATION SPRING 2016


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

With the recent publication from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), the Community College Week names the CCRC book “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges” as the comprehensive source of evidence that pathways reforms are crucial for student success.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

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

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 


On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal is being launched!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

When Wellness Is a Dirty Word

First came the anthropologist of Arctic poverty who found me on Instagram and confided that she was a Jazzercise fanatic. Then the intellectual historian who eloquently introduced herself as an expert on a similarly Serious Topic but rapidly and with sparkling eyes, before any of our fellow conferees entered the elevator, effused that it was really her Ashtanga yoga practice that sustained her. And the implacable administrator who waited for the meeting room to clear before explaining to me, her gaze softening, the admirable commitment of her Wednesday-night “Zumba ladies,” who traveled from three boroughs to their class in the Bronx.


Faculty Focus

Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First Five Minutes of Class

In the previous two articles, I shared ideas to address student accountability and student preparation in the flipped classroom. Based on your feedback and emails, getting students to come to class prepared is an ongoing challenge for many of us! In this article, I’d like to keep the conversation going by zeroing in on the importance of the first five minutes of class.

An Exploration of Student Excuses

I once received a call from a student who told me that he could not make the next day’s exam because he was in jail. He was wondering if he could make it up after he got out. I guess he got his one phone call and used it to call his professor.

Test Anxiety: Causes and Remedies

There hasn’t been a lot written recently about test anxiety, but that doesn’t mean it’s no longer an issue for a significant number of students. Those of us who don’t suffer from test anxiety—and I’m betting that’s most faculty—can find it hard to be sympathetic. Life is full of tests, and students need to get over it. Besides, if students have studied and prepared, there’s no reason for them to feel excessively anxious about a test.

 

 


 Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2016

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education

CAREER ADVICE

To sell themselves, colleges try to stand out. But often, their marketing efforts look practically identical.


Community College Research Center, Spring/Summer 2016

Performance Funding for Higher Education

The Latest News from the CCRC, Spring/Summer, 2016

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

R. Luke DuBois:

Insightful human portraits made from data

Artist R. Luke DuBois makes unique portraits of presidents, cities, himself and even Britney Spears using data and personality. In this talk, he shares nine projects — from maps of the country built using information taken from millions of dating profiles to a gun that fires a blank every time a shooting is reported in New Orleans. His point: the way we use technology reflects on us and our culture, and we reduce others to data points at our own peril.

Trending Now- 

Abha Dawesar:

Life in the “digital now”

One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what’s real?


Quote of the Week: Culturally Responsive Teaching

A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis

“Modeling in culturally responsive teaching is a moral imperative and a professional necessity.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 215). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

Highlights during the week of April 25-May 1:

See the calendar below for dates and times!

Highlighted articles this week:

What One Student Learned by Teaching His Peers

Peer teaching is popular — and effective. A “learning assistant” in math at Florida International University says it even helped make him a better student.

What We Learn from Each Other

When teachers tell me about some new strategy or approach they’ve implemented, I usually ask how they found out about it and almost always get the same response: “Oh, a colleague told me about it.” I continue to be amazed by the amount of pedagogical knowledge that is shared verbally (and electronically) between colleagues.

Enjoy the week.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Professional Development for Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of April 25, 2016, 

The week of May 02, 2016, 

The week of May 09, 2016, 

Final Exam Week

The week of May 16, 2016, 

 


Spring Convocation 2016

CONVOCATION SPRING 2016


Student Equity & Success Professional Development Upcoming

Equity April is a series of workshops that will allow for an overview of what EQUITY means for our college, the overview and parameters of the equity plan, and the process of submitting your Equity Innovation Concept and Action Plan (EICAP).Everyone is invited: SCC Faculty, Staff, StudentsWe are beginning to build our 2016-2017 equity plan. You, or a member of your EICAP team for the equity plan, should attend as many of the following workshops as possible.Link to FAQs: http://www.scc.losrios.edu/facultystaff/sssp-updates/Save the Dates:

  • Friday, April 29th, 8:30am-11:30am
    • Innovation & Integration/Collaboration: this session will include continuing workshopping of EICAPs that will encourage participants to dig deeper on how to institutionalize collaborative equity efforts throughout the college in a meaningful way.

For ADA accomodations please contact Dr. Molly Springer, Dean of Equity and Student Success through email: SpringM@scc.losrios.edu


 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

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

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 


 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

What One Student Learned by Teaching His Peers

Peer teaching is popular — and effective. A “learning assistant” in math at Florida International University says it even helped make him a better student.


Faculty Focus

Questions That Bring Contemporary Context to Past Personalities

Most students find it difficult to think of famous historical personalities as real people. They also read texts without realizing that there are tangible personalities behind them. I have found one of the most effective ways to give flesh and blood to the past is by designing questions that ask students to bring authors, historical characters, and texts into the classroom. There are a variety of formats that these questions might take. Following are some that I’ve used and other examples that might trigger queries you could adapt for your courses.

Active Learning: Surmounting the Challenges in a Large Class

“Enabling interaction in a large class seems an insurmountable task.” That’s the observation of a group of faculty members in the math and physics department at the University of Queensland. It’s a feeling shared by many faculty committed to active learning who face classes enrolling 200 students or more. How can you get and keep students engaged in these large, often required courses that build knowledge foundations in our disciplines?

What We Learn from Each Other

When teachers tell me about some new strategy or approach they’ve implemented, I usually ask how they found out about it and almost always get the same response: “Oh, a colleague told me about it.” I continue to be amazed by the amount of pedagogical knowledge that is shared verbally (and electronically) between colleagues.


 Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2016

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education

CAREER ADVICE

Exploring Your Skills

Students who have pursued an eight-week career exploration have expanded their collaboration and interpersonal skills in unexpected ways, writes Laura N. Schram.


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal is being launched!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Shivani Siroya:

A smart loan for people with no credit history (yet)

Trust: How do you earn it? Banks use credit scores to determine if you’re trustworthy, but there are about 2.5 billion people around the world who don’t have one to begin with — and who can’t get a loan to start a business, buy a home or otherwise improve their lives. Hear how TED Fellow Shivani Siroya is unlocking untapped purchasing power in the developing world with InVenture, a start-up that uses mobile data to create a financial identity. “With something as simple as a credit score,” says Siroya, “we’re giving people the power to build their own futures.”

Trending Now- 

Astro Teller:

The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure

“Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called, where his team seeks to solve the world’s biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X’s secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.


Quote of the Week: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Cultural Congruity in Teaching and Learning

“Culturally responsive teaching is never completely beyond context; nor is it ever totally replicable.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 174). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

Highlights during the week of April 18-24:

  • Thursday:
    • Retirement workshop for PERS,
    • Financial Aid Changes Workshop
  • Friday:
    • Equity April Workshop: Session on participating in the Equity Plan 2016-17, Cultural Awareness Center
    • Retirement workshop for STRS

See the calendar below for dates and times!

Highlighted articles this week:

The Educational Power of Discomfort

This semester I’m teaching a comparative-literature class that deals with the connections among empathy, literature, and human rights. As in most of my classes, which all circulate around these difficult topics, I constantly prepare my students for their own navigation into the worlds of trauma and critical understanding. The problem this semester, and most semesters, is not the voyage inside historical traumas. The problem goes much deeper — it is my students’ fragility.

The Last Class Session: How to Make It Count

“First and last class sessions are the bookends that hold a course together.” I heard or read that somewhere—apologies to the source I can’t acknowledge. It’s a nice way to think about first and last class sessions. In general, teachers probably do better with the first class. There’s the excitement that comes with a new beginning. A colleague said it this way: “Nothing bad has happened yet.” Most of us work hard to make good first impressions. But by the time the last class rolls around, everyone is tired, everything is due, and the course sputters to an end amid an array of last-minute details. Here are a few ideas that might help us finish the semester with the same energy and focus we mustered for the first class.

Enjoy the week.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Professional Development for Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of April 18, 2016, 

The week of April 25, 2016, 

The week of May 02, 2016, 

The week of May 09, 2016, 

Final Exam Week

The week of May 16, 2016, 


Spring Convocation 2016

CONVOCATION SPRING 2016


Student Equity & Success Professional Development Upcoming

Equity April is a series of workshops that will allow for an overview of what EQUITY means for our college, the overview and parameters of the equity plan, and the process of submitting your Equity Innovation Concept and Action Plan (EICAP).Everyone is invited: SCC Faculty, Staff, StudentsWe are beginning to build our 2016-2017 equity plan. You, or a member of your EICAP team for the equity plan, should attend as many of the following workshops as possible.Link to FAQs: http://www.scc.losrios.edu/facultystaff/sssp-updates/Save the Dates:

  • Friday, April 22nd, 9:00am-12:00pm
    • Successful course, certificate, & degree completion: this session will include workshopping new ideas, reviewing existing plan projects, collaboration with others, and moving the needle with an equity focus on successful course completion & certificate & degree completion.
  • Friday, April 29th, 8:30am-11:30am
    • Innovation & Integration/Collaboration: this session will include continuing workshopping of EICAPs that will encourage participants to dig deeper on how to institutionalize collaborative equity efforts throughout the college in a meaningful way.

For ADA accomodations please contact Dr. Molly Springer, Dean of Equity and Student Success through email: SpringM@scc.losrios.edu


 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

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

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 


 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Educational Power of Discomfort

This semester I’m teaching a comparative-literature class that deals with the connections among empathy, literature, and human rights. As in most of my classes, which all circulate around these difficult topics, I constantly prepare my students for their own navigation into the worlds of trauma and critical understanding. The problem this semester, and most semesters, is not the voyage inside historical traumas. The problem goes much deeper — it is my students’ fragility.


Faculty Focus

Seven Bricks to Lay the Foundation for Productive Difficult Dialogues

There are three basic ways that I hear faculty talk about difficult dialogues—in-class dialogues that were planned but did not go particularly well; in-class hot moments that were not anticipated and that the faculty member did not feel equipped to handle; and difficult dialogues that happen during office hours or outside of class.

In all three instances, faculty are challenged to use skills they may not have learned at any point in their disciplinary training. That lack of skill can actually cause them great angst, and in the most extreme situations, cause them to avoid addressing important issues directly.

Audio Reflection Assignments Help Students Develop Metacognitive Skills

From the bold honors student to the timid learner in the back row, reflection can help students become more aware of themselves as learners. But because we often rely on writing as the primary mode of metacognitive reflection, some students, especially those who struggle with college-level writing, may not experience the full cognitive benefits of reflection. For such students, the stress of writing can compromise their focus on reflection.

The Last Class Session: How to Make It Count

“First and last class sessions are the bookends that hold a course together.” I heard or read that somewhere—apologies to the source I can’t acknowledge. It’s a nice way to think about first and last class sessions. In general, teachers probably do better with the first class. There’s the excitement that comes with a new beginning. A colleague said it this way: “Nothing bad has happened yet.” Most of us work hard to make good first impressions. But by the time the last class rolls around, everyone is tired, everything is due, and the course sputters to an end amid an array of last-minute details. Here are a few ideas that might help us finish the semester with the same energy and focus we mustered for the first class.

 


 Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2016

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education

Jumping to Conclusions

Academic studies that have been critical of state performance-based funding policies lack the data to back up their conclusions, writes Martha Snyder, and fail to account for the design and implementation of these policies.


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Astro Teller:

The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure

“Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called, where his team seeks to solve the world’s biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X’s secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.

Trending Now- 

When someone asks you where you’re from … do you sometimes not know how to answer? Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of “multi-local” people, who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two. “How can I come from a country?” she asks. “How can a human being come from a concept?”


Quote of the Week: Culturally Responsive Teaching

“Theory about the potential of multicultural curriculum content for improving the achievement of ethnically diverse students is rich and extensive, but supportive research is still rather sparse. My guess is many teachers are doing culturally responsive teaching to some degree but these practices are not recorded systematically or reported regularly in educational scholarship. Much more empirical research, observational studies, and documentation of practice are needed to support theoretical claims. In compiling this evidence, emphasis should be on specifying curriculum content effects on different types of achievements, such as grade point averages, test scores, participation in classroom discourse, and students’ self-esteem and feelings of efficacy; how these effects are distributed within and across ethnic groups; and achievement effects derived from the incorporation of multicultural content into the curricula of all subjects and skills taught in school.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (pp. 172-173). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

Highlights during the week of April 11-17:

  • Equity April Workshop: Session on participating in the Equity Plan 2016-17, Cultural Awareness Center
  • Financial Aid Changes
  • College-Set Standards
  • Evaluation 101: Assessment and Evaluation to Attain Student Success, Githens- “Completion”, University of the Pacific
  • New Faculty and Mentor Series

See the calendar below for dates and times!

Highlighted articles this week as a special to the Sacramento News and Review:

The Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium (CAERC)

There’s good news on the horizon for the capital region, with the potential to help lower unemployment, strengthen families, build a better workforce and increase prosperity in the regional economy. What has the power to create such deep ripple effects? The answer may surprise you: adult education. See the link above for the article. For more information, see the website:

http://www.caerc.org/ 

 

Examining a Teaching Life

I haven’t found too many pedagogical articles worth a regular re-read. Christa Walck’s “A Teaching Life” is a notable exception. It’s a soul-searching, personal narrative that confronts the difference between what a teaching life can be and what it is.

Enjoy the week.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Professional Development for Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of April 11, 2016, 

The week of April 18, 2016, 

The week of May 02, 2016, 

The week of May 09, 2016, 


Spring Convocation 2016

CONVOCATION SPRING 2016


Student Equity & Success Professional Development Upcoming

Equity April is a series of workshops that will allow for an overview of what EQUITY means for our college, the overview and parameters of the equity plan, and the process of submitting your Equity Innovation Concept and Action Plan (EICAP).Everyone is invited: SCC Faculty, Staff, StudentsWe are beginning to build our 2016-2017 equity plan. You, or a member of your EICAP team for the equity plan, should attend as many of the following workshops as possible.Link to FAQs: http://www.scc.losrios.edu/facultystaff/sssp-updates/Save the Dates:

  • Wednesday, April 13th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
    • Access & Transfer indicators: this session will include workshopping new ideas, reviewing existing plan projects, collaboration with others, and moving the needle with an Access & Transfer equity focus.
  • Friday, April 22nd, 9:00am-12:00pm
    • Successful course, certificate, & degree completion: this session will include workshopping new ideas, reviewing existing plan projects, collaboration with others, and moving the needle with an equity focus on successful course completion & certificate & degree completion.
  • Friday, April 29th, 8:30am-11:30am
    • Innovation & Integration/Collaboration: this session will include continuing workshopping of EICAPs that will encourage participants to dig deeper on how to institutionalize collaborative equity efforts throughout the college in a meaningful way.

For ADA accomodations please contact Dr. Molly Springer, Dean of Equity and Student Success through email: SpringM@scc.losrios.edu


 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

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

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 


 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Organization is a Skill, Not a Trait

That means it can be learned.


Faculty Focus

Six Things You Can Do to Deepen Student Learning

For baseball fans and players, springtime can only mean one thing: spring training. Every year professional baseball players head to Arizona or Florida to hone their craft. These are professionals mind you, but they continue to spend hours each year working on many of the same things Little Leaguers work on during the start of their seasons—throwing, catching, hitting, base running, and so forth.

As they make minor adjustments in these fundamentals of the game, the overall outcome is a major improvement. The same is true for faculty who remain mindful of their fundamentals, and make small, incremental improvements to their teaching.

 


 Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2016

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education

Resisting Elite Stereotypes

A call to bridge the divide between academic and public discourse.


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Hugh Evans:

What does it mean to be a citizen of the world?

Hugh Evans started a movement that mobilizes “global citizens,” people who self-identify first and foremost not as members of a state, nation or tribe but as members of the human race. In this uplifting and personal talk, learn more about how this new understanding of our place in the world is galvanizing people to take action in the fights against extreme poverty, climate change, gender inequality and more. “These are ultimately global issues,” Evans says, “and they can ultimately only be solved by global citizens demanding global solutions from their leaders.

Trending Now- 

Reshma Saujani:

Teach girls bravery, not perfection

We’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. “I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection.”


Quote of the Week: Culturally Responsive Teaching

“Teachers and students can and should be active participants in improving the quality of these instructional materials. Being directly involved in the construction of knowledge about ethnic and cultural diversity is an important way to practice culturally responsive pedagogy.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 172). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

Highlights during the week of April 4-10:

  • Human Ecology Conflict, Cultural Awareness Center
  • Work Safety Training, Captain Valerie Cox, LRC 105
  • Equity April Workshop: Session on participating in the Equity Plan 2016-17, Cultural Awareness Center
  • Verbal De-escalation Workshop Training, Captain Valerie Cox, Business 107

See the calendar below for dates and times!

Highlighted article this week as a special to the Sacramento News and Review:

The Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium (CAERC)

There’s good news on the horizon for the capital region, with the potential to help lower unemployment, strengthen families, build a better workforce and increase prosperity in the regional economy. What has the power to create such deep ripple effects? The answer may surprise you: adult education. See the link above for the article. For more information, see the website:

http://www.caerc.org/ 

Enjoy the week.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Professional Development for Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of April 04, 2016, 

The week of April 11, 2016, 

The week of April 18, 2016, 

The week of May 02, 2016, 

 


Spring Convocation 2016

CONVOCATION SPRING 2016


Student Equity & Success Professional Development Upcoming

Equity April is a series of workshops that will allow for an overview of what EQUITY means for our college, the overview and parameters of the equity plan, and the process of submitting your Equity Innovation Concept and Action Plan (EICAP).Everyone is invited: SCC Faculty, Staff, StudentsWe are beginning to build our 2016-2017 equity plan. You, or a member of your EICAP team for the equity plan, should attend as many of the following workshops as possible.Link to FAQs: http://www.scc.losrios.edu/facultystaff/sssp-updates/Save the Dates:

  • Thursday, April 7th, 3:00pm-5:30pm
    • BSI & ESL indicator: this session will include workshopping new ideas, reviewing existing plan projects, collaboration with others, and moving the needle with BSI/ESL focus.
  • Wednesday, April 13th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
    • Access & Transfer indicators: this session will include workshopping new ideas, reviewing existing plan projects, collaboration with others, and moving the needle with an Access & Transfer equity focus.
  • Friday, April 22nd, 9:00am-12:00pm
    • Successful course, certificate, & degree completion: this session will include workshopping new ideas, reviewing existing plan projects, collaboration with others, and moving the needle with an equity focus on successful course completion & certificate & degree completion.
  • Friday, April 29th, 8:30am-11:30am
    • Innovation & Integration/Collaboration: this session will include continuing workshopping of EICAPs that will encourage participants to dig deeper on how to institutionalize collaborative equity efforts throughout the college in a meaningful way.

For ADA accomodations please contact Dr. Molly Springer, Dean of Equity and Student Success through email: SpringM@scc.losrios.edu


 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

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

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 


 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Small Changes in Teaching: Giving Them a Say

Three ways to improve learning by giving students a measure of control


Faculty Focus

 

Five Ways to Motivate Unprepared Students in the Flipped Classroom

In the previous article “Ready to Flip: Three Ways to Hold Students Accountable for Pre-Class Work,” I mentioned that one of the most frequently asked questions about the flipped classroom model is, “How do you encourage students to actually do the pre-class work and come to class prepared?”

 


 Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2016

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education

Affirming the Student Success Underground

As institutions seek to advance their student success agendas, they should consider the insights of longtime — yet often overlooked — veterans in the field.

 


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Darrell Steinberg:

The future of mental health | Darrell Steinberg | TEDxSacramento

 Everyone knows someone with a mental illness. Not many know the injustice those with mental illness face when trying to receive treatment. Darrell Steinberg’s passionate talk sheds light on what some consider the most under attended issue of our time.

Trending Now- 

Adam Grant:

The surprising habits of original thinkers

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”


Quote of the Week: Culturally Responsive Teaching

“Rather than looking for silver bullets and magical answers, classroom teachers and school leaders should realize that achieving equity of educational opportunities, and higher levels of academic achievement for ethnically diverse students, resides in using a variety of curriculum content and designs, instructional materials and resources, teaching techniques, and assessment procedures that are responsive to their cultural heritages and personal experiences” (Gay, 2010).

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 141). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

Highlights during the week of March 28-April 3:

  • LRCEA meetings
  • Equity Meeting with Dr. Veronica Neal
  • Legislative Bills of Interest for Community College, faculty, and staff

See the calendar below for dates and times!

Enjoy the week.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Professional Development for Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of March 28, 2016, 

The week of April 04, 2016, 

The week of April 11, 2016, 

The week of April 18, 2016, 

The week of April 25, 2016, 

 


Spring Convocation 2016

CONVOCATION SPRING 2016


Student Equity & Success Professional Development Upcoming

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal

Equity Implementation: Equity Advocacy Teams At Sacramento City College

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources:

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

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

March 30, 12-4 p.m.

Location: LRC 105

Click Here to Register

 


 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

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

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 


 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

California’s 2-Year Colleges Explore a New Accreditation Model

The community colleges are moving forward with plans to change how they are accredited but not necessarily their accreditor.


Faculty Focus

 

Establishing a Writing Community in the College Classroom

When I hear the words “writing community,” my mind conjures up an elementary school classroom. I picture the warm, fuzzy second grade teacher wearing a warm, fuzzy sweater, handing out stickers and cookies as the students prepare for an authors’ tea. At this special event, parents will make the appropriate cooing sounds as their small children enthusiastically share their writing within the classroom.

You’re Going to Want to Write This Down

On a more-or-less regular basis, I find myself looking for something that I’ve written about in the newsletter or blog, which I only vaguely remember. Inevitably, my search leads me to something else that I’ve completely forgotten… and it is such a good idea or such an interesting finding. How could I have forgotten it? I kick myself, and resolve to work harder to remember this good stuff.

Using Rubrics as a Defense Against Grade Appeals

Faculty dread the grade appeal; anxiety prevails until the whole process is complete. Much has been written about how to avoid such instances, but the potentially subjective assessments of written essays or clinical skills can be especially troublesome. One common cause of grade appeals is grading ambiguity in which the student and faculty member disagree on the interpretation of required content. Another cause is inequity, whereby the student feels others may have gotten more credit for very similar work or content (Hummel 2010). In the health-care field especially, these disagreements over clinical-skills assessments can actually result in student dismissal from the program and may lead to lawsuits.

The Worst Lecture Ever

Instructor: “OK class, this semester we’ll be giving presentations.”
Students: Collective groan
Instructor: “AND…you’ll be providing each other with feedback.”
Students: Deep sighs and suspicious glances around the room, wondering if they can trust their peers.

Does any of this sound familiar? So many professors require presentations and peer feedback in their courses. Indeed, effective oral skills, well-designed presentations, and quality feedback are attributes that employers typically want from graduates. However, these skills are often expected to exist without appropriate support and training.

 


 Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2016

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education

8 Ways to Read ‘Leading Change’
as a Higher Ed Book

Seeing academic transformation through a learning / edtech lens.

 


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


CCC Technology for Student Success News

February 2016 Issue

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Angélica Dass:

The beauty of human skin in every color

Angélica Dass’s photography challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity. In this personal talk, hear about the inspiration behind her portrait project, Humanæ, and her pursuit to document humanity’s true colors rather than the untrue white, red, black and yellow associated with race.

Trending Now- 

Arthur Brooks:

A conservative’s plea: Let’s work together

Conservatives and liberals both believe that they alone are motivated by love while their opponents are motivated by hate. How can we solve problems with so much polarization? In this talk, social scientist Arthur Brooks shares ideas for what we can each do as individuals to break the gridlock. “We might just be able to take the ghastly holy war of ideology that we’re suffering under and turn it into a competition of ideas,” he says.


Quote of the Week: Promoting Teacher Leadership

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work; you don’t give up.”
-Anne Lamott

 

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

Highlights during the week of March 14-20:

  • Advancing Student Success: From Plan to Action, CCCCO Conference
  • Pakistan’s Sacrifices for the Global War on Terror
  • Open Education Resources Workshop
  • Book Fair, Bus. 107
  • District Diversity Training, CRC 
  • New Faculty & Mentors Series

Spring Break- March 21-27

  • Classified Staff Retreat

See the calendar below for dates and times!

Enjoy the week.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Professional Development for Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of March 14, 2016, 

The week of March 21-27, 2016,

SPRING BREAK, NO SCHOOL

Classified Staff Retreat

The week of March 28, 2016, 

The week of April 04, 2016, 

 


Spring Convocation 2016

CONVOCATION SPRING 2016


Student Equity & Success Professional Development Upcoming

Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal

Equity Implementation: Equity Advocacy Teams At Sacramento City College

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources:

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

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

March 30, 12-4 p.m.

Location: LRC 105

Click Here to Register

 


 

The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

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

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 


 

On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

remember sitting in a movie theater with my children in December of 2003, watching the final minutes of the third film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and feeling a deep sense of closure as Gollum and the ring toppled into Mount Doom, and Frodo and Sam were rescued by the eagles. What a glorious finish to an epic film series, based on a book series that I loved as well.


Faculty Focus

Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment

During the past year and a half, our faculty development unit has been gathering data from students about how engaged they felt in their online courses. We wanted to use this data to develop a variety of strategies for faculty to use to better engage their students. Research provides evidence for the connection between higher student engagement and persistence and retention in online programs (Boston, et al., 2010; Wyatt, 2011). Encouraging student engagement is especially important in the online environment where attrition rates are higher than in the face-to-face setting (Allen & Seaman, 2015; Boston & Ice, 2011).

Hands-On Assignment Awakens Student Creativity

If you read the syllabus of an Introduction to Sociology course, you’ll notice we have ambitious goals for our students. We not only want our students to understand sociological theories, we want them to use these theories to meaningfully analyze their everyday experiences, interactions, and observations and draw greater meaning from them. How can we encourage this type of engagement in an introductory sociology class? I have realized that the key is by guiding students to think innovatively through a self-directed research project where the students are the drivers of their learning process.

 


 Community College Journal

Winter Issue, 2016

The New Wave of Workforce Training

 


Inside Higher Education

GradHacker

Invisible No More

Supporting students with invisible disabilities.

 


Community College Research Center, Spring 2016

The Latest News from CCRC

 


CCC Technology for Student Success News

February 2016 Issue

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

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.

Trending Now- 

Reshma Saujani:

Teach girls bravery, not perfection

We’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. “I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection.”


Quote of the Week: Really Listening to Teachers

“All the information I have about myself is from forged documents.”
-Vladimir Nabokov