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Summer 2015 – Professional Development Activities

SCC SUMMER NEWS:

Throughout the summer, with the development of the Student Success and Support and Student Equity plans, professional development is being integrally partnered together with activities that are programmed out of the Staff Resource Center. If you are interested in professional development, please see the faculty/staff calendar below for activities, dates, times, and location. These may also be used for flex. As new PD/Flex develop, the calendar will consistently change and update. Therefore, you can monitor it often for the updates!

Have a terrific summer!

The Staff Resource Center and Student Success, Support & Equity for Professional Development

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

 

The week of May 26

D2L REGULAR EFFECTIVE CONTACT

VIDEOS AND CAPTIONING

ACCESSIBILITY IN D2L

 


June 

 


July

Jul 14


August

Aug 18

Los Rios District-wide ESL Workshop

Tue., Aug. 18 @ 9:00am - 1:00pm
Aug 19

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2015 Flex Wednesday

Wed., Aug. 19 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm
Aug 19


Fall 2015 Professional Development and Flex

Dear Sacramento City College community:

On behalf of The Staff Resource Center, we are excited to implement this summer and fall 2015 professional development and flex under the new initiative, “Connecting with Success”. With Student Success & Support programs and Student Equity evident across campus, the Staff Resource Center’s partnership with SSSP & Student Equity round out our offerings with insight on Student Success as it connects with teaching, learning, and service.  The PD & Flex booklet including all workshops are linked to the Faculty/Staff calendar, and offer registration for every workshop. This assists our presenters in knowing beforehand who their participants are. Handouts will be available through the Professional Development database and the Google Drive.

Convocation’s program on Friday will focus on “Connecting with Success”. Within the booklet you will find the highlights for Friday, August 21st. Our traditional survey on flex and convocation satisfaction will be sent out at the beginning of the fall 2015 semester. As always we look forward to your feedback.

Again, on behalf of the Staff Resource Center, Student Success, Support & Equity, thank you to the many colleagues who have prepared 36 general education workshops, 10 technology based training, and 5 Student Success & Equity related seminars to be delivered Wednesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 20th. With an explicit attempt to be an institution focusing on continuous improvement, we exert the effort to be efficient, effective, and relevant to all classifications of SCC employees.

Fall 2015 Professional Development & Flex Booklet

We look forward to your participation!

Cordially,

Staff Resource Center, Student Success, Support & Equity Staff Development Offices


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (24/7)

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Llinks to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

STANDARD I, II, III, & IV

The Accreditation tri-chairs will offer insight about our visit during the Fall 2015 Convocation program. 

 


IN THE NEWS:

Chronicle for Higher Education


Faculty Focus

 


 

Community College Journal

 


Inside Higher Education

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


 On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, Student Success, Support & Equity Staff Development Offices, thanks again for everyone’s participation. 

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center, Student Success, Support & Equity Staff Development Offices

May 18-24, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS THIS WEEK:

  • Hiring the Best while developing diversity training
  • Finals finish Wednesday, May 20
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

See the Professional Development faculty/staff calendar below for time and location!

Have a terrific week!

The Staff Resource Center

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of May 18- Final Exam Week

 


 The week of May 26

D2L REGULAR EFFECTIVE CONTACT

VIDEOS AND CAPTIONING

ACCESSIBILITY IN D2L

 


June 

 


July

Jul 14


August

Aug 18

Los Rios District-wide ESL Workshop

Tue., Aug. 18 @ 9:00am - 1:00pm
Aug 19

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2015 Flex Wednesday

Wed., Aug. 19 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm
Aug 19


Fall 2015 Professional Development and Flex

Dear Sacramento City College community:

On behalf of The Staff Resource Center, we are excited to implement this fall 2015 professional development and flex under the new initiative, “Connecting with Success”. With Student Success & Support programs and Student Equity becoming more evident across campus, the Staff Resource Center’s partnership with SSSP & Student Equity will round out our offerings with more insight on Student Success as it connects with teaching, learning, and service.  Beginning this Wednesday, the PD & Flex booklet including all workshops will be 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 and the Google Drive.

Convocation’s program on Friday will focus on “Connecting with Success”. Within the booklet you will find the highlights for Friday, August 21st. Our traditional survey on flex and convocation satisfaction will be sent out at the beginning of the fall 2015 semester. As always we look forward to your feedback.

Again, on behalf of the Staff Resource Center, thank you to the many colleagues who have prepared 36 general education workshops, 10 technology based trainings, and 5 Student Success & Equity related seminars to be delivered Wednesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 20th. With an explicit attempt to be an institution focusing on continuous improvement, we exert the effort to be efficient, effective, and relevant to all classifications of SCC employees.

Beginning this Wednesday, May 20th, click the link to:

Fall 2015 “Connecting with Success” Professional Development and Flex Series

Fall 2015 Professional Development & Flex Booklet

We look forward to your participation!

Cordially,

Staff Resource Center


District Professional Development

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

Training

Sexual Harassment Training


New to the Professional Development Data Base

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (24/7)

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Here are the links to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

STANDARD I, II, III, & IV

The Accreditation tri-chairs will offer insight about our visit during the Fall 2015 Convocation program. 

 


IN THE NEWS:

Chronicle for Higher Education


 Faculty Focus

Group testing

Why Open-book Tests Deserve a Place in Your Courses

With the proliferation of learning management systems (LMS), many instructors now incorporate web-based technologies into their courses. While posting slides and readings online are common practices, the LMS can also be leveraged for testing. Purely online courses typically employ some form of web-based testing tool, but they are also useful for hybrid and face-to-face (F2F) offerings. Some instructors, however, are reluctant to embrace online testing. Their concerns can be wide ranging, but chief among them is cheating.

Professor and Students Share Reactions to the Flipped Classroom

Professor Philip LaRocco is reimagining his Energy Business and Economic Development course with digitized lecture materials, collaborative assignments, and real-time feedback. With funding from Columbia University’s Office of the Provost, LaRocco teamed up with the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) to build a learning environment more conducive to the world in which his students currently intern, and plan to work in post-graduation. He is following a “flipped classroom” model—filming some of his lectures and making them available to students prior to class meetings—making way for more elaborate group review, discussions, and other collaborative assignments during class.

Developing a Teaching Persona

An email query about teaching personas reminded me how much I haven’t figured out about our teaching identities. I’m still struggling with very basic questions and wondered if a conversation here might not get us all thinking more about how we present ourselves as teachers.

 


 Inside Higher Education

College athletes in football and other sports are turning to early retirement, choosing to end their athletic careers to avoid the long-term effects of concussions.

Accreditation Flexibility or an End Run?

In a push to become one university with seven campuses — instead of seven universities within one state system — the University of Maine is considering a single, regional accreditation for all of its campuses.


TED TALKS:

Newly Released- How might we transform the educational environment to be more heightened in our awareness and possibly contribute to assisting students to retain and persist in school, thus avoiding choices that lead to decisions where people end up here?

The Lady Lifers:

A moving song from women in prison for life

The ten women in this chorus have all been sentenced to life in prison. They share a moving song about their experiences — one that reveals their hopes, regrets and fears. “I’m not an angel,” sings one, “but I’m not the devil.” Filmed at an independent TEDx event inside Muncy State Prison, it’s a rare and poignant look inside the world of people imprisoned with no hope of parole.

Trending Now- In this interesting talk, how might the college transform this type of learning to how the classroom delivers content and how might we incorporate these concepts into the adult student graduate’s career path?

At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world’s cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

THE ROAD AHEAD

“Change can be tough, but I’ve never heard anyone say it wasn’t worth it.”

Dweck, Carol (2006-02-28). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (p. 247). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, thanks again for everyone’s participation. 

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

May 11-17, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

 

SCC NEWS THIS WEEK:

  • Hiring the Best while developing diversity training
  • Finals begin Thursday, May 14
  • SSSP & Student Equity Institutional Plans; You want to know more!

See the Professional Development faculty/staff calendar below for time and location!

Have a terrific week!

The Staff Resource Center

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of May 11

 


The week of May 18- Final Exam Week

 


 The week of May 26

 


June 

 


July

Jul 14


August

Aug 18

Los Rios District-wide ESL Workshop

Tue., Aug. 18 @ 9:00am - 1:00pm
Aug 19

D2L Drop-ins – Fall 2015 Flex Wednesday

Wed., Aug. 19 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm
Aug 19


District Professional Development

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

Training

 


New to the Professional Development Data Base

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (24/7)

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 


Innovative Educators for Student success- A new section of Professional Development with webinars on Student Success and free resources

Strategic Enrollment Management:
Developing & Implementing An Integrated, Results-Driven Plan
Presented by Dr. Jim Black
Friday, May 15 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern) & Friday, May 29 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)
This is a 2-Part Series Overview:
Gain insight into assessing institutional readiness for enrollment planning and identifying the necessary planning antecedents through this comprehensive two-part webinar. Elements included in the planning cycle as well as a variety of planning constructs and structures will be examined. Dr. Jim Black will guide participants through a process for establishing data-driven enrollment goals, sample Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and related metrics, common strategic opportunities, and a planning framework. Beyond these fundamental planning ingredients, we will discuss methods of moving from planning to implementation…..View Full Description

Resources:

Mediocre Millennials – Report Finds U.S. Millennial Generation Faring Poorly Educationally Compared To Other Nations

Ready Or Not

The Surprising Reason College Grads Can’t Get A Job

Test Finds College Graduates Lack Skills For White-Collar Jobs

In An Evolving Career Landscape, How Should Colleges Prepare Students?

Managing Change With Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM)

Enrollment Management Strategies | Noel-Levitz Blog: Higher Education Enrollment, Student Retention, & Student Success

Enrollment Management Must Build For The Future Enrollment Management: Whose Job is It?

 


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Here are the links to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

STANDARD I, II, III, & IV

Accreditation open forums are being held this week to discuss the college’s Self Evaluation Report and the next steps in the accreditation process. Please join us.

 


IN THE NEWS:

Chronicle for Higher Education

Abrupt Closing of Corinthian Campuses Leaves 16,000 Students Scrambling

State and federal officials have offered help to the students, who wonder about transferring to other colleges.

Attainment, Completion, and the Trouble in Measuring Them Both

A new report from George Washington University makes clear how difficult it is to come up with clear answers to key questions.

How Science-Literate Are You?

See how your science knowledge compares with that of American citizens.


 Faculty Focus

Getting the Most out of Guest Experts Who Speak to Your Class

Inviting guest speakers into your classroom is a classic teaching strategy. Welcoming other voices into the classroom provides students with access to other perspectives, adds variety to the classroom routine, and demonstrates that learning is a collaborative enterprise. At the same time, however, presentations by guest experts are often plagued by a variety of design flaws that hinder their educational effectiveness. Guest experts, being unfamiliar with the mastery level of the students in the class, may speak over the heads of the students, or they may present their material at a level that is inappropriately introductory. Because they are generally unfamiliar with the class curriculum, they may repeat information that the students have already learned, or their comments may not connect in any clear way with what the students already know and what they are currently learning.

An Exercise to Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety and Create Community in the Classroom

In public speaking classes or classes where there are oral presentations, students often enter these environments with a bit of anxiety and trepidation about speaking in front of others. Providing in-class activities as early as possible in the semester, that allow students to share things about themselves in an informal and positive environment, can not only help contribute to their public speaking comfort level, it can also lead to community-building throughout the course. As the class progresses, students exhibit a greater likeliness to support each other, relax around each other, and even feel like they’re getting to know each other better.

Lost in a Sea of Yellow: Teaching Students a Better Way to Highlight

A lot of students are in love with their highlighters, especially those bright, fluorescent-colored ones. They use them to highlight course materials, sometimes underlining whole pages of text. When I first saw a text so fluorescent that it all but glowed, I wondered why in the world somebody would spend that much time underlining. Later I understood it was really a cry for help. “I can’t tell what’s important, so I’ll just highlight the entire section so I don’t miss something.” Highlighting can be a useful way of interacting with text, but it needs to be done in a thoughtful way.

 


 Inside Higher Education

Legislative Fixes for Remediation

Minnesota becomes the latest state to examine remedial education reform in an effort to lower college costs and retain students.


TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Bill T. Jones:

The dancer, the singer, the cellist … and a moment of creative magic

Legendary dance choreographer Bill T. Jones and TED Fellows Joshua Roman and Somi didn’t know exactly what was going to happen when they took the stage at TED2015. They just knew they wanted to offer the audience an opportunity to witness creative collaboration in action. The result: An improvised piece they call “The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain,” so extraordinary it had to be shared …

Trending Now 

Carol Dweck: Author of the book “Mindset”, that BSI & SRC have supported this semester as a book share!

The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

THE ROAD AHEAD

“Change can be tough, but I’ve never heard anyone say it wasn’t worth it.”

Dweck, Carol (2006-02-28). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (p. 247). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

May 11-17, 2015

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, offer yourself a great week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

May 4-10, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS THIS WEEK:

  • People’s Day
  • Classified Appreciation Luncheon
  • What do I need to know for Accreditation and ADA compliance of my work, face to face and on line?
  • Young Men Emerging Leadership Awards
  • Student Services Grand Opening
  • 10th Annual Celebration of Excellence & Achievement for Students of African Descent
  • Summer faculty workshop series- See the week of May 18th

See the Professional Development faculty/staff calendar below for time and location!

Have a terrific week!

The Staff Resource Center

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of May 04


The week of May 11


The week of May 18- Final Exam Week


 District Professional Development

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

Training

 


New to the Professional Development Data Base

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (24/7)

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 


Innovative Educators for Student success- A new section of Professional Development with webinars on Student Success and free resources

Are Your Students Prepared?
How To Improve Support Services To Enhance Workforce Preparation

Presented by Dr. Denise Swett
Thursday, May 7 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)Overview:
With continuing workforce initiatives coming down from the White House and the ever present concerns that colleges are not preparing graduates for what employers consider critical skills and knowledge to succeed, colleges need to realign their support services to improve success. While new graduates may believe they are ready to enter the real world of working full-time, most employers are skeptical that they have the skills needed to succeed. This presentation will focus on key factors that student services professionals should consider as they work to determine new ways to support workforce preparation in all levels of students from certificate and AA degrees to bachelors and masters graduates. Continuing to do traditional student support services is simply not going to be enough to ensure career success of our graduates…..View Full Description

Free Resources:

Mediocre Millennials – Report Finds U.S. Millennial Generation Faring Poorly Educationally Compared To Other Nations 

Ready Or Not

The Surprising Reason College Grads Can’t Get A Job

Test Finds College Graduates Lack Skills For White-Collar Jobs

In An Evolving Career Landscape, How Should Colleges Prepare Students?

 

Strategic Enrollment Management:
Developing & Implementing An Integrated, Results-Driven Plan
Presented by Dr. Jim Black
Friday, May 15 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern) & Friday, May 29 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)
This is a 2-Part Series Overview:
Gain insight into assessing institutional readiness for enrollment planning and identifying the necessary planning antecedents through this comprehensive two-part webinar. Elements included in the planning cycle as well as a variety of planning constructs and structures will be examined. Dr. Jim Black will guide participants through a process for establishing data-driven enrollment goals, sample Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and related metrics, common strategic opportunities, and a planning framework. Beyond these fundamental planning ingredients, we will discuss methods of moving from planning to implementation…..View Full Description Free Resources:Managing Change With Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM)  Enrollment Management Strategies | Noel-Levitz Blog: Higher Education Enrollment, Student Retention, & Student Success Enrollment Management Must Build For The Future Enrollment Management: Whose Job is It? 
Tutor Training:
Best Practices & Strategies To Cultivate
A Community Of Learners
Presented by Laurie Hazard, Ed. D.Wednesday, May 6 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)   In this webinar, participants will learn about the essential topics for tutor training, key strategies for implementing these topics, and suggestions for promoting a community of learners in their program. We will discuss processes that build and support a robust program ensuring that tutors have the tools and knowledge to effectively support their tutees and cultivate a community of learners …..View Full Description  

Free Resources: Tutor Training: Active Listening Strategies         Evaluating The Impact Of Faculty Embedded Tutor Training Programs Factors Tutoring & Active Listening Techniques or How To Get Your Tutee To Talk More Than You 
YouTube: How the Brain Learns: What Every Tutor Should Know
TutorLingo: On-Demand Tutor Training VideosPresented by Saundra Yancy McGuire, Allen Bruehl, Roberta Schotka, Steve Picitelli,
Laurie Hazard, Marcia Toms & Stephanie CarterOverview: TutorLingo is a series of on-demand videos and valuable resources focused on supporting the tutor training process. In partnership with CRLA (College Reading & Learning Association), Innovative Educators produced nine engaging videos as a practical online, on-demand tool to support your tutor training needs. Research shows that tutees benefit from working with tutors who are better trained and prepared for sessions. By including these videos in your tutor training program, your tutors will receive training from national experts in the field of learning assistance. Additionally, this video series will be extremely beneficial to your institution if you are pursuing ITTPC certificate through CRLA, as each video below addresses one or more training topics for CRLA ITTPC …..View Full Description  

Free Resources: Complimentary TutorLingo Trial  
You Tube: TutorLingo Demo

 

For more information, go to Innovative Educators

View more Student Success Webinars!


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Here are the links to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

STANDARD I, II, III, & IV

Accreditation open forums are being held this week to discuss the college’s Self Evaluation Report and the next steps in the accreditation process. Please join us.

 


IN THE NEWS:

Chronicle for Higher Education

Looking Beyond the Data to Help Students Succeed

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


Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles

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


 Faculty Focus

 

Why Can’t Students Just Pay Attention?

We have all had the experience of having students sitting in our classes, looking directly at us, and knowing, just knowing, that they are not paying the least bit of attention to what we are talking about or what the topic of the day is. In fact, if we don’t see this in our classes (and I believe we all do…it’s just that some of us don’t wish to admit it), all an instructor has to do is review assignments, quizzes, or exams to find evidence that students don’t understand key concepts that were highlighted as “really important” or “critical” to understanding the material.


I Took a MOOC, and I Think I Liked It

For the first time since leaving graduate school almost 15 years ago, I enrolled in a class, “Maps and the Geospatial Revolution,” and the first day wasn’t like that of any other class I’ve taken. In lieu of finding a seat, I placed a virtual pin (labeled “participant”) on a digital world map, along with 47,000 of my classmates scattered around the world. I was enrolled in a MOOC.


Faculty Mentoring Faculty: Relationships that Work

At this point in my career, I am expected to mentor others. It’s something I enjoy and it has never felt like an obligation. However, I haven’t given much thought to exactly what mentoring is, how best to do it, and why it’s a worthwhile endeavor. Mentoring is one of those higher education topics that was trendy for a while, but I no longer see it addressed much in current literature. That omission doesn’t diminish its potential to greatly enhance both teaching and learning, and a revisit of the topic might remind us of its many values.

 


 Inside Higher Education

Money Talk

As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.


TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Alice Goffman:

How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions. In an impassioned talk she asks, “Why are we offering only handcuffs and jail time?”

Trending Now 

Apollo Robbins:

The art of misdirection

Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner’s shoulder while they remain clueless.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Keeping an Open Mind to a growth Mindset

“What are the opportunities for learning and growth today? For myself? For the people around me?”

Dweck, Carol (2006-02-28). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (p. 245). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

May 4-10, 2015

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, offer yourself a great week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

April 27- May 3, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS THIS WEEK:

  • Brown Bag with Brian this week in West Sacramento and Davis at the outreach centers
  • Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) forums this week
  • Modern Neo-Pagan Religions
  • Professional Development Clearinghouse Webinar

See the Professional Development faculty/staff calendar below for time and location!

Have a terrific week!

The Staff Resource Center

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of April 27


The week of May 04


The week of May 11


The week of May 18- Final Exam Week


 District Professional Development

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

Training

 


New to the Professional Development Data Base

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (24/7)

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 


Innovative Educators for Student success- A new section of Professional Development with webinars on Student Success and free resources

Are Your Students Prepared?
How To Improve Support Services To Enhance Workforce Preparation

Presented by Dr. Denise Swett
Thursday, May 7 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)Overview:
With continuing workforce initiatives coming down from the White House and the ever present concerns that colleges are not preparing graduates for what employers consider critical skills and knowledge to succeed, colleges need to realign their support services to improve success. While new graduates may believe they are ready to enter the real world of working full-time, most employers are skeptical that they have the skills needed to succeed. This presentation will focus on key factors that student services professionals should consider as they work to determine new ways to support workforce preparation in all levels of students from certificate and AA degrees to bachelors and masters graduates. Continuing to do traditional student support services is simply not going to be enough to ensure career success of our graduates…..View Full Description

Free Resources:

Mediocre Millennials – Report Finds U.S. Millennial Generation Faring Poorly Educationally Compared To Other Nations 

Ready Or Not

The Surprising Reason College Grads Can’t Get A Job

Test Finds College Graduates Lack Skills For White-Collar Jobs

In An Evolving Career Landscape, How Should Colleges Prepare Students?

 

Strategic Enrollment Management:
Developing & Implementing An Integrated, Results-Driven Plan
Presented by Dr. Jim Black
Friday, May 15 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern) & Friday, May 29 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)
This is a 2-Part Series Overview:
Gain insight into assessing institutional readiness for enrollment planning and identifying the necessary planning antecedents through this comprehensive two-part webinar. Elements included in the planning cycle as well as a variety of planning constructs and structures will be examined. Dr. Jim Black will guide participants through a process for establishing data-driven enrollment goals, sample Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and related metrics, common strategic opportunities, and a planning framework. Beyond these fundamental planning ingredients, we will discuss methods of moving from planning to implementation…..View Full Description Free Resources:Managing Change With Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM)  Enrollment Management Strategies | Noel-Levitz Blog: Higher Education Enrollment, Student Retention, & Student Success Enrollment Management Must Build For The Future Enrollment Management: Whose Job is It? 
Tutor Training:
Best Practices & Strategies To Cultivate
A Community Of Learners
Presented by Laurie Hazard, Ed. D.Wednesday, May 6 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)   In this webinar, participants will learn about the essential topics for tutor training, key strategies for implementing these topics, and suggestions for promoting a community of learners in their program. We will discuss processes that build and support a robust program ensuring that tutors have the tools and knowledge to effectively support their tutees and cultivate a community of learners …..View Full Description  

Free Resources: Tutor Training: Active Listening Strategies         Evaluating The Impact Of Faculty Embedded Tutor Training Programs Factors Tutoring & Active Listening Techniques or How To Get Your Tutee To Talk More Than You 
YouTube: How the Brain Learns: What Every Tutor Should Know
TutorLingo: On-Demand Tutor Training VideosPresented by Saundra Yancy McGuire, Allen Bruehl, Roberta Schotka, Steve Picitelli,
Laurie Hazard, Marcia Toms & Stephanie CarterOverview: TutorLingo is a series of on-demand videos and valuable resources focused on supporting the tutor training process. In partnership with CRLA (College Reading & Learning Association), Innovative Educators produced nine engaging videos as a practical online, on-demand tool to support your tutor training needs. Research shows that tutees benefit from working with tutors who are better trained and prepared for sessions. By including these videos in your tutor training program, your tutors will receive training from national experts in the field of learning assistance. Additionally, this video series will be extremely beneficial to your institution if you are pursuing ITTPC certificate through CRLA, as each video below addresses one or more training topics for CRLA ITTPC …..View Full Description  

Free Resources: Complimentary TutorLingo Trial  
You Tube: TutorLingo Demo

 

For more information, go to Innovative Educators

View more Student Success Webinars!


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Here are the links to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

STANDARD I, II, III, & IV

Accreditation open forums are being held this week to discuss the college’s Self Evaluation Report and the next steps in the accreditation process. Please join us.

 


IN THE NEWS:

Chronicle for Higher Education

Community-College Gathering Takes Up Challenges, Familiar and Fanciful

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


 

Unionization Pays Off for Community-College Instructors

New research finds big gaps in faculty compensation at public two-year colleges linked to state labor laws and institutions’ size, revenue sources, and location.


 

 

What People Think About College: a Snapshot of Public Opinion

Americans value higher education. But they’re not so sure graduates are ready for the work force, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation.

 


Faculty Focus

Strategies for Addressing Student Fear in the Classroom- Upon setting foot in the classroom at the beginning of the semester, many students experience varying degrees of anxiety or fearfulness. As educators, we often sense nervousness among our pupils as we introduce ourselves and hand out copies of the course syllabus to review. Most students settle in shortly, but some may remain consistently fearful. Is it possible that their high levels of fear negatively affect their ability to learn in the classroom from week to week? In this article, we discuss the role of debilitating fear in some students’ lives and identify ways that educators can help them attain success despite their anxiety.


 

 

Helping Students Who Are Performing Poorly– Unfortunately, all too often performance on the first exam predicts performance throughout the course, especially for those students who do poorly on the first test. Faculty and institutions provide an array of supports for these students, including review sessions, time with tutors, more practice problems, and extra office hours, but it always seems it’s the students who are doing well who take advantage of these extra learning opportunities. How to help the students who need the help is a challenging proposition.


Promoting Academic Integrity: Are We Doing Enough?– Cheating continues to be a pervasive problem in college courses. Institutions have policies designed to prevent it and faculty employ a range of strategies that aim to catch those who do. And still the problem persists. A study at a university in Australia, where it is the students’ responsibility to read and follow the academic integrity policy, found that only 50% of the students said they read the policy. Nonetheless, 80% rated their understanding of plagiarism 7 or above on an 11-point scale. However, when asked to identify a set of behaviors associated with academic dishonesty, their answers indicated confusion and misunderstanding of cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of collusion that occur in courses and on campus.


 

Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments– Online Group Projects – Yikes! You can hear the moans and groans of students echoing through your computer monitors as you start the first week of your online course. The reasons for requiring a group project vary from one discipline to another, but there are educational and career motives for requiring group projects. Students will have an opportunity to develop team skills, improve communication skills, and leverage their own personal interests and experiences to contribute to a group project.


Inside Higher Education

The Coaching Transformation

Shifting from being a professor to a coach in a competency-based program isn’t easy, write Christine Seifert and Richard Chapman, but it pays off for both students and instructors.

Lisa Hager offers advice on how to create an inclusive environment for departmental colleagues and conference attendees.


TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Nick Bostrom:

What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we’re building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?

Trending Now 

Clint Smith:

How to raise a black son in America

As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends. In a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father’s furious and fearful response.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

8 Skills for 21st Century

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music…. I get most joy in life out of music.”
-Albert Einstein

April 27- May 3, 2015

“Education has traditionally focused on the basic ‘3Rs’ of reading, writing, and arithmetic.  However, as the ever increasing pace of technological innovation drives changes in the world, educators must re-evaluate whether the skills they teach truly provide their students with the best opportunities to succeed in school, the workforce, and life overall.”  This observation comes from Michael Sledd writing in Edudemic.  He listed the following 8 necessary skills:

  • Leadership (“fostering collaboration, working towards common goals, acting as a leader in any role…”)
  • Digital literacy
  • Communication (“engaging in open dialogue where students have to practice listening and engaging in discussions of ideas…”)
  • Emotional intelligence (“essential for building and maintaining relationships…”)
  • Entrepreneurship (“creativity, drive, innovation and passion… in any venture…”)
  • Global citizenship
  • Problem solving
  • Team-working

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, offer yourself a great week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

April 20-26, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS THIS WEEK:

Earthweek:

The Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society are once again hosting EarthWeek at Sacramento City College.  We invite you to have a table at this event to promote any environmental research you and your students have done, any environmental organizations you belong to, or any environmental activity you would like to share with students, faculty, staff, and guests.

EarthWeek is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21 & 22 from 10:00-3:00 in the SCC Quad.  Please send a brief email to Paul Frank, SCC Honors Program (FrankP@scc.losrios.edu) if you are interested in having a table at EarthWeek during one or both of the days.  Also, please contact Paul Frank if you would simply like to volunteer to help coordinate the EarthWeek activities.


Technology Book Fair

In an effort to highlight professional development and student success here at Sacramento City College, you are cordially invited to participate with exhibitors to present new textbooks and the emphasis on technology! This is an opportunity to share interests with other colleagues; classified staff, faculty, and management regarding new and innovative ways we can enrich teaching and learning for student success.

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 12:30-5:30 p.m., and Friday, April 24, 8:30-12, we will open the LRC 105 to vendors to offer demonstrations, support, and influence regarding the curriculum offerings as well as how to demonstrate further enhancements of student success based on the use of technology.


21st Annual CSUS Multicultural Education Conference

21st Annual
Multicultural
Education Conference
Identity of Experience:
Intersections in Multicultural Education
Saturday, April 25, 2015
8 am – 2 pm
University Union
Sacramento State

Invited Keynote Speaker Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld
College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Broadening Multicultural Education:
LGBT Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond

The College of Education is proud to announce the
21st Multicultural Education Conference to discuss
multiculturalism in K-12 schools, higher education,
and community organizations. The keynote address
will be followed by breakout sessions covering a
broad range of topics.
Free parking and admission.
Presentation proposals welcome by January 30, 2015.
Click here to register your attendance


 

FALL 2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, FLEX WEEK, & SEMESTER DETAILS

Dear Colleagues:

If you have not turned in a Professional Development/Flex Proposal, please click the link below, save, complete, and send via e-mail to: stafres@scc.losrios.edu 

For the next two years 2015-17, the SRC’s new theme is:

“CONNECTING WITH SUCCESS”

This theme will undoubtedly create many opportunities to reach across constituencies in an effort to connect success with teaching and learning, and assist student’s with the completion of their college goals. Once you click on the link below, you will see the list of categories, be the change you want to see! Whether it be through the vision of carrying out work from the new Student Equity Academy, integrating learning across divisions, and/or individualizing curriculum and instruction, colleagues across the institution have an opportunity to pay it forward in how we train and learn from one another.

Fall 2015 Professional Development, Flex Week, & Semester Proposal

The Professional Development/Flex Fall 2015 Booklet will be released, May 11, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the SRC office at 916-558-2176, or 2165.

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


 

Much, much, more! See the calendar below for more details!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of April 20


The week of April 27


The week of May 04


The week of May 11


The week of May 18- Final Exam Week


 District Professional Development

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

Training

 


New to the Professional Development Data Base

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (24/7)

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 


Professional Development for Equity & Student Success

Staff Development Program Plan, 2015-16; “Connect with Success”

The Student Equity Plan, 2014-15

The Student Success & Support Plan, 2014-15

 

Student Support around Teaching and Learning

Instructional Considerations

Concurrent with steps related to employment and communication with the college, while preparing and managing instruction, this checklist can assist with the steps associated with teaching and learning.

The Early Alert Referral System & Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The most effective resource referral is within the first three weeks of the semester. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, academic progress, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

Disability Services and Programs for Students

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

As faculty and staff members, you may encounter various crises that require urgent attention. You are in a prime position to come into contact with a student who would benefit from prompt counseling assistance for personal or mental health problems.

Distressed behaviors are often emotional but not necessarily disruptive. If you have a student experiencing any of the following, informing the student about available assistance through the Counseling Center may be helpful.

Emergency Services

District ER on Campus

 


Innovative Educators for Student success- A new section of Professional Development with webinars on Student Success and free resources

Are Your Students Prepared?
How To Improve Support Services To Enhance Workforce Preparation

Presented by Dr. Denise Swett
Thursday, May 7 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)Overview:
With continuing workforce initiatives coming down from the White House and the ever present concerns that colleges are not preparing graduates for what employers consider critical skills and knowledge to succeed, colleges need to realign their support services to improve success. While new graduates may believe they are ready to enter the real world of working full-time, most employers are skeptical that they have the skills needed to succeed. This presentation will focus on key factors that student services professionals should consider as they work to determine new ways to support workforce preparation in all levels of students from certificate and AA degrees to bachelors and masters graduates. Continuing to do traditional student support services is simply not going to be enough to ensure career success of our graduates…..View Full Description

Free Resources:

Mediocre Millennials – Report Finds U.S. Millennial Generation Faring Poorly Educationally Compared To Other Nations 

Ready Or Not

The Surprising Reason College Grads Can’t Get A Job

Test Finds College Graduates Lack Skills For White-Collar Jobs

In An Evolving Career Landscape, How Should Colleges Prepare Students?

 

Strategic Enrollment Management:
Developing & Implementing An Integrated, Results-Driven Plan
Presented by Dr. Jim Black
Friday, May 15 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern) & Friday, May 29 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)
This is a 2-Part Series Overview:
Gain insight into assessing institutional readiness for enrollment planning and identifying the necessary planning antecedents through this comprehensive two-part webinar. Elements included in the planning cycle as well as a variety of planning constructs and structures will be examined. Dr. Jim Black will guide participants through a process for establishing data-driven enrollment goals, sample Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and related metrics, common strategic opportunities, and a planning framework. Beyond these fundamental planning ingredients, we will discuss methods of moving from planning to implementation…..View Full Description Free Resources:Managing Change With Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM)  Enrollment Management Strategies | Noel-Levitz Blog: Higher Education Enrollment, Student Retention, & Student Success Enrollment Management Must Build For The Future Enrollment Management: Whose Job is It? 
Tutor Training:
Best Practices & Strategies To Cultivate
A Community Of Learners
Presented by Laurie Hazard, Ed. D.Wednesday, May 6 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)   In this webinar, participants will learn about the essential topics for tutor training, key strategies for implementing these topics, and suggestions for promoting a community of learners in their program. We will discuss processes that build and support a robust program ensuring that tutors have the tools and knowledge to effectively support their tutees and cultivate a community of learners …..View Full Description  

Free Resources: Tutor Training: Active Listening Strategies         Evaluating The Impact Of Faculty Embedded Tutor Training Programs Factors Tutoring & Active Listening Techniques or How To Get Your Tutee To Talk More Than You 
YouTube: How the Brain Learns: What Every Tutor Should Know
TutorLingo: On-Demand Tutor Training VideosPresented by Saundra Yancy McGuire, Allen Bruehl, Roberta Schotka, Steve Picitelli,
Laurie Hazard, Marcia Toms & Stephanie CarterOverview: TutorLingo is a series of on-demand videos and valuable resources focused on supporting the tutor training process. In partnership with CRLA (College Reading & Learning Association), Innovative Educators produced nine engaging videos as a practical online, on-demand tool to support your tutor training needs. Research shows that tutees benefit from working with tutors who are better trained and prepared for sessions. By including these videos in your tutor training program, your tutors will receive training from national experts in the field of learning assistance. Additionally, this video series will be extremely beneficial to your institution if you are pursuing ITTPC certificate through CRLA, as each video below addresses one or more training topics for CRLA ITTPC …..View Full Description  

Free Resources: Complimentary TutorLingo Trial  
You Tube: TutorLingo Demo

 

For more information, go to Innovative Educators

View more Student Success Webinars!


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Here are the links to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

STANDARD I, II, III, & IV

Accreditation open forums are being held this week to discuss the college’s Self Evaluation Report and the next steps in the accreditation process. Please join us.

 


IN THE NEWS:

Chronicle for Higher Education

 

 


Faculty Focus

  •  Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments

    By: in Online Education

    Online Group Projects – Yikes! You can hear the moans and groans of students echoing through your computer monitors as you start the first week of your online course. The reasons for requiring a group project vary from one discipline to another, but there are educational and career motives for requiring group projects. Students will have an opportunity to develop team skills, improve communication skills, and leverage their own personal interests and experiences to contribute to a group project.

  • Teaching College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    By: in Effective Classroom Management

    An increasing number of individuals are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), particularly the higher functioning form of autism previously known as Asperger’s disorder. Many of these individuals choose to attend college and it is no longer unusual to encounter them in your classes. Although they can be excellent students, those with ASD may come across as odd or eccentric with idiosyncratic behaviors and interests. This can make their presence in the classroom somewhat vexing for instructors who do not understand the challenges and strengths of these students.

  • Pedagogical Knowledge: Three Worlds Apart

    By: in Teaching Professor Blog

    We know a lot about teaching and learning, but our knowledge is scattered across three separate domains.

    Educational research
    The first knowledge domain is centered on the world of educational research that’s been advancing what we know about teaching and learning for more than a hundred years. There’s hardly an educational issue that hasn’t been studied in education or its associated subfields, like educational psychology, adult learning, and higher education. On this large empirical foundation we could rest a more evidence-based instructional practice.


Community College Journal

 

College Planning & Management


Inside Higher Education

  •  NCAA Novices
    When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.
     
     

    Many studies suggest that women scientists aspiring to careers in academe face roadblocks, including bias — implicit or overt — in hiring.

    Annual report on the disciplines acknowledges cuts and challenges, but also sees signs of hope and growth.
    Large study of California community college students finds that they are more likely to succeed in in-person courses.

    Extended By Popular Demand for a Limited Time as a Free Download

    Special Journal on Excellence in College Teaching issue: 

    Small-Group Learning in Higher Education: Cooperative, Collaborative, Problem-Based, and Team-Based Learning

    Guest Editors Neil Davidson, Claire Major, and Larry MichaelsenThis state-of-the-art issue contains 15 evidence-based research articles by international experts in these 4 types of group learning, including Neil Davidson; Claire Major; Larry Michaelsen; Barbara Millis; Spencer Kagan; David Johnson, Roger Johnson, and Karl Smith, and many more.

    To download the issue free of charge, go to www.miamioh.edu/ject/ and click “Free Sample Issue—Small-Group Learning.”


TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Gary Haugen:

The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world’s aid money, there’s a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.

Trending Now 

Monica Lewinsky:

The price of shame

“Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop,” says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

High Standards and a Nurturing Atmosphere

“Great teachers set high standards for all their students, not just the ones who are already achieving.

Dweck, Carol (2006-02-28). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (p. 196). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

April 20-26, 2015

“…Opening yourself up to growth makes you more yourself, not less. The growth-oriented scientists, artists, athletes, and CEOs… were far from humanoids going through the motions. They were people in the full flower of their individuality and potency.”

Dweck, Carol (2006-02-28). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (p. 226). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, offer yourself a great week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

April 13-19, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS THIS WEEK:

Sponsored by the Basic Skills Initiative, Staff Resource Center, and Student Equity, Dr. Noma LeMoine, returns to Sacramento City College, Friday, April 17th, Student Center, 9-4 p.m. (Lunch is 12-1 on your own for networking!) 

In step with our Student Equity and Student Success and Support program plans, this seminar is designed to guide and mentor educators who see a paradigm shift in learning and wish to build new schemas for more effectively educating students across the SCC campus.  Dr. LeMoine will highlight culturally and linguistically responsive instructional strategies that build on the language, learning styles, and experiences of Standard English Learners (SELs). These skills sets may also serve as powerful pedagogy for scaffolding access to rigorous, standards-based curricula.

Participants will become knowledgeable about issues of language variation, while addressing our disproportionate populations – and explore how culturally and linguistically responsive instructional methodologies can diminish disparities among these students and build educational outcomes with all students.

Dr. Noma LeMoine is a nationally recognized expert on issues of language variation and learning in students for whom Standard English is not native. She has written and spoken extensively on the topic and is a highly sought-after consultant to colleges, universities, and school districts nationwide.

Sign Up and register on line! 

 


 

FALL 2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, FLEX WEEK, & SEMESTER DETAILS

Dear Colleagues:

Please remember to save, complete, and send via e-mail, your Fall 2015 Professional Development and Flex “Call for Proposals”.

For the next two years 2015-17, the SRC’s new theme is:

“CONNECTING WITH SUCCESS”

This theme will undoubtedly create many opportunities to reach across constituencies in an effort to connect success with teaching and learning, and assist student’s with the completion of their college goals. Once you click on the link below, you will see the list of categories, be the change you want to see! Whether it be through the vision of carrying out work from the new Student Equity Academy, integrating learning across divisions, and/or individualizing curriculum and instruction, colleagues across the institution have an opportunity to pay it forward in how we train and learn from one another.

Fall 2015 Professional Development, Flex Week, & Semester Proposal

We look forward to receiving your proposal by Friday, April 17, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the SRC office at 916-558-2176, or 2165.

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of April 13


The week of April 20


The week of April 27


The week of May 04


The week of May 11


District Professional Development

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

Training

 

Brown Bag with the Chancellor

Many faculty, staff, management, and students attended the informal conversation. Topics ranged across conversations including sustainability and campus conservation, open educational and online resources, enrollment and dual credit, the SSSP initiative, and AB 540 and undocumented students,   If you would like to email any questions or comments, please send them to: chancellor@losrios.edu. The West Sacramento and Davis Outreach Centers will occur later this month.


New to the Professional Development Data Base

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (24/7)

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 


Professional Development for Equity & Student Success

Staff Development Program Plan, 2015-16; “Connect with Success”

The Student Equity Plan, 2014-15

The Student Success & Support Plan, 2014-15

 

Student Support around Teaching and Learning

Instructional Considerations

Concurrent with steps related to employment and communication with the college, while preparing and managing instruction, this checklist can assist with the steps associated with teaching and learning.

The Early Alert Referral System & Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The most effective resource referral is within the first three weeks of the semester. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, academic progress, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

Disability Services and Programs for Students

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

As faculty and staff members, you may encounter various crises that require urgent attention. You are in a prime position to come into contact with a student who would benefit from prompt counseling assistance for personal or mental health problems.

Distressed behaviors are often emotional but not necessarily disruptive. If you have a student experiencing any of the following, informing the student about available assistance through the Counseling Center may be helpful.

Emergency Services

District ER on Campus

 


Innovative Educators for Student success- A new section of Professional Development with webinars on Student Success and free resources

Are Your Students Prepared?
How To Improve Support Services To Enhance Workforce Preparation

Presented by Dr. Denise Swett
Thursday, May 7 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)Overview:
With continuing workforce initiatives coming down from the White House and the ever present concerns that colleges are not preparing graduates for what employers consider critical skills and knowledge to succeed, colleges need to realign their support services to improve success. While new graduates may believe they are ready to enter the real world of working full-time, most employers are skeptical that they have the skills needed to succeed. This presentation will focus on key factors that student services professionals should consider as they work to determine new ways to support workforce preparation in all levels of students from certificate and AA degrees to bachelors and masters graduates. Continuing to do traditional student support services is simply not going to be enough to ensure career success of our graduates…..View Full Description

Free Resources:

Mediocre Millennials – Report Finds U.S. Millennial Generation Faring Poorly Educationally Compared To Other Nations 

Ready Or Not

The Surprising Reason College Grads Can’t Get A Job

Test Finds College Graduates Lack Skills For White-Collar Jobs

In An Evolving Career Landscape, How Should Colleges Prepare Students?

 

Strategic Enrollment Management:
Developing & Implementing An Integrated, Results-Driven Plan
Presented by Dr. Jim Black
Friday, May 15 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern) & Friday, May 29 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)
This is a 2-Part Series Overview:
Gain insight into assessing institutional readiness for enrollment planning and identifying the necessary planning antecedents through this comprehensive two-part webinar. Elements included in the planning cycle as well as a variety of planning constructs and structures will be examined. Dr. Jim Black will guide participants through a process for establishing data-driven enrollment goals, sample Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and related metrics, common strategic opportunities, and a planning framework. Beyond these fundamental planning ingredients, we will discuss methods of moving from planning to implementation…..View Full Description Free Resources:Managing Change With Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM)  Enrollment Management Strategies | Noel-Levitz Blog: Higher Education Enrollment, Student Retention, & Student Success Enrollment Management Must Build For The Future Enrollment Management: Whose Job is It? 

Tutor Training:
Best Practices & Strategies To Cultivate
A Community Of Learners
Presented by Laurie Hazard, Ed. D.Wednesday, May 6 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)   In this webinar, participants will learn about the essential topics for tutor training, key strategies for implementing these topics, and suggestions for promoting a community of learners in their program. We will discuss processes that build and support a robust program ensuring that tutors have the tools and knowledge to effectively support their tutees and cultivate a community of learners …..View Full Description  

Free Resources: Tutor Training: Active Listening Strategies         Evaluating The Impact Of Faculty Embedded Tutor Training Programs Factors Tutoring & Active Listening Techniques or How To Get Your Tutee To Talk More Than You 
YouTube: How the Brain Learns: What Every Tutor Should Know
TutorLingo: On-Demand Tutor Training VideosPresented by Saundra Yancy McGuire, Allen Bruehl, Roberta Schotka, Steve Picitelli,
Laurie Hazard, Marcia Toms & Stephanie CarterOverview: TutorLingo is a series of on-demand videos and valuable resources focused on supporting the tutor training process. In partnership with CRLA (College Reading & Learning Association), Innovative Educators produced nine engaging videos as a practical online, on-demand tool to support your tutor training needs. Research shows that tutees benefit from working with tutors who are better trained and prepared for sessions. By including these videos in your tutor training program, your tutors will receive training from national experts in the field of learning assistance. Additionally, this video series will be extremely beneficial to your institution if you are pursuing ITTPC certificate through CRLA, as each video below addresses one or more training topics for CRLA ITTPC …..View Full Description  

Free Resources: Complimentary TutorLingo Trial  
You Tube: TutorLingo Demo

 

View more Student Success Webinars!


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Here are the links to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

STANDARD I, II, III, & IV

Accreditation open forums are being held this week to discuss the college’s Self Evaluation Report and the next steps in the accreditation process. Please join us.

The Open Forums are scheduled as follows:

Monday, April 13— RHN 258—9:00-10:00 am

Monday, April 13—DAVIS DAC 214—4:00-5:00 pm

Tuesday, April 14— RHN 258—2:30-3:30 pm

Tuesday, April 14—WEST SAC WS 114–12:00-1:00 pm

Wednesday, April 15— RHN 258—4:30-5:30 pm

Thursday, April 16— RHN 258—12:00-1:00 pm

See this week’s calendar to sign up for dates and times!

 


IN THE NEWS:

New York Times

 


Chronicle for Higher Education

 

 

 

  • wired campus 100Who’s Taking MOOCs? TeachersIn free online courses offered by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, teachers are increasingly the students, a study has found.

 


Faculty Focus

By: in Online EducationOnline discussions are often implemented in college classes to allow students to express their understanding and perceptions about the assigned readings. This can be challenging when the reading is particularly complex, as students are typically reluctant to share their interpretations because they are not confident in their understanding. This can inhibit meaningful interactions with peers within an online discussion.

 


By: in Faculty DevelopmentWhile college and university faculty are paid to teach, we are often hired because of our scholarship. We are evaluated in the hiring process by the strength of our publications and conference presentations. Therefore, it makes sense that most of us in academia allow scholarship to drive our teaching. Yet the need to focus on scholarship also results in a common complaint that teaching interferes with our time for research. I believe that if we creatively reconsider the relationship between teaching and scholarship we can improve both. I argue that teaching is an undervalued resource that can directly enhance our scholarship—and not just the scholarship of teaching and learning.

 


By: in Teaching Professor BlogThe design of assignments, that is, the actions required to complete them, shapes the learning that results. We know this, but do we make the most of what we know when we design and select assignments?I’ll try to make the point with writing assignments. We have come a long ways since the days when term papers were the gold standard of writing assignments. Paper options now include authentic assignments that approximate professional writing tasks. The Writing-Across-the-Curriculum movement has introduced us to low-stakes writing activities from students jotting down a few ideas before they speak, to free writing that starts the flow of ideas, to journals that encourage personal connections with course materials. Technology adds still more assignment design options. Students can blog and respond to posts; they can write collaboratively on wikis and Google Docs. The options are many, but the features of each writing assignment directly shape the learning that results.

 


Community College Journal

 

College Planning & Management


Inside Higher Education

As community colleges and some states consider ways to take care of community college tuition, some focus on the best students, some on the lowest income, and some cast a wide net.


Extended By Popular Demand for a Limited Time as a Free Download

Special Journal on Excellence in College Teaching issue: 

Small-Group Learning in Higher Education: Cooperative, Collaborative, Problem-Based, and Team-Based Learning

Guest Editors Neil Davidson, Claire Major, and Larry MichaelsenThis state-of-the-art issue contains 15 evidence-based research articles by international experts in these 4 types of group learning, including Neil Davidson; Claire Major; Larry Michaelsen; Barbara Millis; Spencer Kagan; David Johnson, Roger Johnson, and Karl Smith, and many more.

To download the issue free of charge, go to www.miamioh.edu/ject/ and click “Free Sample Issue—Small-Group Learning.”


TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Kailash Satyarthi:

How to make peace? Get angry

 How did a young man born into a high caste in India come to free 83,000 children from slavery? Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi offers a surprising piece of advice to anyone who wants to change the world for the better: Get angry at injustice. In this powerful talk, he shows how a lifetime of peace-making sprang from a lifetime of outrage.

Trending Now 

Shawn Achor:

The happy secret to better work

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“Contemplative practices place the students at the center of their own learning, shifting the balance of power in the classroom in a meaningful and engaged manner.”

                                                           Barbezat, Daniel P.; Bush, Mirabai (2013-10-30)

April 13-19, 2015

“Studies have shown that students who monitor their progress and explain to themselves what they are learning have greater learning gains and were better problem solvers than those who do not (Ambrose et al., 2010).”

Barbezat, Daniel P.; Bush, Mirabai (2013-10-30). Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning (p. 9). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, offer yourself a great week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

April 6-12, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS THIS WEEK:

Brown Bag with the Chancellor, Brian King

Monday, April 6 in the STUDENT CENTER @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

All faculty, staff and students are invited to join Chancellor Brian King for an informal conversation. Please don’t miss this opportunity to engage with our chancellor. You are welcome to bring your own lunch. Lemonade, iced tea and cookies will be provided. If you would like to email any questions or comments prior to the event, please send them to: chancellor@losrios.edu.


Diversity for Hiring Training

Friday, April 10 @ 1:00 PM3:00 PM

This two-hour training will be a requirement for all Sacramento City College community members who wish to serve on hiring committees, beginning on August 20, 2015.  This training does not duplicate or replace Equity Representative training, which will continue to be offered regularly on campus.

 


 

Is your Online or Hybrid course ready for accreditation?

Is your Online or Hybrid course ready for accreditation? This one-hour workshop will help you with a self-assessment to determine if your online or hybrid course meets the ACCJC standards for distance education.

Presented by Kandace Knudson, Distance Education Coordinator &
Daniel Gilbert-Valencia, Instructional Development Coordinator

 


 

FALL 2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, FLEX WEEK, & SEMESTER DETAILS

Dear Colleagues:

Please remember to save, complete, and send via e-mail, your Fall 2015 Professional Development and Flex “Call for Proposals”.

For the next two years 2015-17, the SRC’s new theme is:

“CONNECTING WITH SUCCESS”

This theme will undoubtedly create many opportunities to reach across constituencies in an effort to connect success with teaching and learning, and assist student’s with the completion of their college goals. Once you click on the link below, you will see the list of categories, be the change you want to see! Whether it be through the vision of carrying out work from the new Student Equity Academy, integrating learning across divisions, and/or individualizing curriculum and instruction, colleagues across the institution have an opportunity to pay it forward in how we train and learn from one another.

Fall 2015 Professional Development, Flex Week, & Semester Proposal

We look forward to receiving your proposal by Friday, April 17, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the SRC office at 916-558-2176, or 2165.

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


Sponsored by the Basic Skills Initiative, Staff Resource Center, and Student Equity, Dr. Noma LeMoine, returns to Sacramento City College, Friday, April 17th, Student Center, 9-4 p.m. (Lunch is 12-1 on your own for networking!) 

In step with our Student Equity and Student Success and Support program plans, this seminar is designed to guide and mentor educators who see a paradigm shift in learning and wish to build new schemas for more effectively educating students across the SCC campus.  Dr. LeMoine will highlight culturally and linguistically responsive instructional strategies that build on the language, learning styles, and experiences of Standard English Learners (SELs). These skills sets may also serve as powerful pedagogy for scaffolding access to rigorous, standards-based curricula.

Participants will become knowledgeable about issues of language variation, while addressing our disproportionate populations – and explore how culturally and linguistically responsive instructional methodologies can diminish disparities among these students and build educational outcomes with all students.

Dr. Noma LeMoine is a nationally recognized expert on issues of language variation and learning in students for whom Standard English is not native. She has written and spoken extensively on the topic and is a highly sought-after consultant to colleges, universities, and school districts nationwide.

Sign Up and register on line! 

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of April 06


The week of April 13


The week of April 20


The week of April 27


The week of May 04


District Professional Development

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

Training


New to the Professional Development Data Base

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (24/7)

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 


Institutional & Program Plans including Professional Development for Student Success

Staff Development Program Plan, 2015-16; “Connect with Success”

The Student Equity Plan, 2014-15

The Student Success & Support Plan, 2014-15

Solving the Inequality

For further information:

Equity at UC Davis

SAYS Summit College Day at UC Davis

 

Student Support around Teaching and Learning

Instructional Considerations

Concurrent with steps related to employment and communication with the college, while preparing and managing instruction, this checklist can assist with the steps associated with teaching and learning.

The Early Alert Referral System & Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The most effective resource referral is within the first three weeks of the semester. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, academic progress, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

Disability Services and Programs for Students

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

As faculty and staff members, you may encounter various crises that require urgent attention. You are in a prime position to come into contact with a student who would benefit from prompt counseling assistance for personal or mental health problems.

Distressed behaviors are often emotional but not necessarily disruptive. If you have a student experiencing any of the following, informing the student about available assistance through the Counseling Center may be helpful.

Emergency Services

District ER on Campus

 


Innovative Educators for Student success- A new section of Professional Development with webinars on Student Success and free resources

Are Your Students Prepared?
How To Improve Support Services To Enhance Workforce Preparation

Presented by Dr. Denise Swett
Thursday, May 7 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)Overview:
With continuing workforce initiatives coming down from the White House and the ever present concerns that colleges are not preparing graduates for what employers consider critical skills and knowledge to succeed, colleges need to realign their support services to improve success. While new graduates may believe they are ready to enter the real world of working full-time, most employers are skeptical that they have the skills needed to succeed. This presentation will focus on key factors that student services professionals should consider as they work to determine new ways to support workforce preparation in all levels of students from certificate and AA degrees to bachelors and masters graduates. Continuing to do traditional student support services is simply not going to be enough to ensure career success of our graduates…..View Full Description

Free Resources:

Mediocre Millennials – Report Finds U.S. Millennial Generation Faring Poorly Educationally Compared To Other Nations 

Ready Or Not

The Surprising Reason College Grads Can’t Get A Job

Test Finds College Graduates Lack Skills For White-Collar Jobs

In An Evolving Career Landscape, How Should Colleges Prepare Students?

 

Strategic Enrollment Management:
Developing & Implementing An Integrated, Results-Driven Plan
Presented by Dr. Jim Black
Friday, May 15 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern) & Friday, May 29 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)
This is a 2-Part Series Overview:
Gain insight into assessing institutional readiness for enrollment planning and identifying the necessary planning antecedents through this comprehensive two-part webinar. Elements included in the planning cycle as well as a variety of planning constructs and structures will be examined. Dr. Jim Black will guide participants through a process for establishing data-driven enrollment goals, sample Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and related metrics, common strategic opportunities, and a planning framework. Beyond these fundamental planning ingredients, we will discuss methods of moving from planning to implementation…..View Full Description Free Resources:

Managing Change With Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM)  

Enrollment Management Strategies | Noel-Levitz Blog: Higher Education Enrollment, Student Retention, & Student Success 

Enrollment Management Must Build For The Future 

Enrollment Management: Whose Job is It? 

Tutor Training:
Best Practices & Strategies To Cultivate
A Community Of Learners
Presented by Laurie Hazard, Ed. D.Wednesday, May 6 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)   In this webinar, participants will learn about the essential topics for tutor training, key strategies for implementing these topics, and suggestions for promoting a community of learners in their program. We will discuss processes that build and support a robust program ensuring that tutors have the tools and knowledge to effectively support their tutees and cultivate a community of learners …..View Full Description  

 

Free Resources: Tutor Training: Active Listening Strategies         

Evaluating The Impact Of Faculty Embedded Tutor Training Programs Factors 

Tutoring & Active Listening Techniques or How To Get Your Tutee To Talk More Than You 

YouTube: How the Brain Learns: What Every Tutor Should Know
TutorLingo: On-Demand Tutor Training VideosPresented by Saundra Yancy McGuire, Allen Bruehl, Roberta Schotka, Steve Picitelli,
Laurie Hazard, Marcia Toms & Stephanie CarterOverview: TutorLingo is a series of on-demand videos and valuable resources focused on supporting the tutor training process. In partnership with CRLA (College Reading & Learning Association), Innovative Educators produced nine engaging videos as a practical online, on-demand tool to support your tutor training needs. Research shows that tutees benefit from working with tutors who are better trained and prepared for sessions. By including these videos in your tutor training program, your tutors will receive training from national experts in the field of learning assistance. Additionally, this video series will be extremely beneficial to your institution if you are pursuing ITTPC certificate through CRLA, as each video below addresses one or more training topics for CRLA ITTPC …..View Full Description  

 

Free Resources: Complimentary TutorLingo Trial  
You Tube: TutorLingo Demo

 

View more Student Success Webinars!


 Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College

Here are the links to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

STANDARD I, II, III, & IV

 


IN THE NEWS:

Chronicle for Higher Education

 American Historical Association President Vicki Ruiz has a wonderful essay about mentorship in this month’s Perspectives. Her own career as a historian began with an invitation to come to office hours…

 


Faculty Focus

By: in Educational Assessment, Effective Teaching Strategies

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Student-Generated Reading Questions: Diagnosing Student Thinking with Diverse Formative Assessments, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 42 (1), 29-38. The Teaching Professor Blog recently named it to its list of top pedagogical articles.

By: in Teaching Professor Blog

I’ve been asked to give a talk that explores some of the top teaching-learning lessons learned in the past 15 years. It’s a good reflection exercise that also brings up those lessons we haven’t learned or aren’t yet finished learning.

By: in Online Education

The landscape: You have taught a class in-person for five years and due to a variety of reasons you have the option to teach it online … next semester. You need to quickly transition your in-person curriculum into a creative and successful online course. Here are five steps to get you there.

By: in Online Education

You’re asking the wrong question. No, seriously, you’re probably asking the wrong question.

Yeah, that’s a pretty bold statement. But I’ve read tens of thousands of questions meant to prompt discussions in online course rooms, and the odds are I am right.


Community College Journal

 

College Planning & Management


Inside Higher Education

 

Brown U. says it will double underrepresented minority faculty ranks in 10 years. What’s its strategy? Why do some institutions favor — and some avoid — specific goals?


TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Boniface Mwangi:

The day I stood up alone

Photographer Boniface Mwangi wanted to protest against corruption in his home country of Kenya. So he made a plan: He and some friends would stand up and heckle during a public mass meeting. But when the moment came … he stood alone. What happened next, he says, showed him who he truly was. As he says, “There are two most powerful days in your life. The day you are born, and the day you discover why.” Graphic images.

Trending Now (This TED Talk coincides with the book share this semester “Mindset”.)

Carol Dweck:

The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“TEACHERS (AND PARENTS): WHAT MAKES A GREAT TEACHER (OR PARENT)?”

April 6-12, 2015

“Great Teachers The great teachers believe in the growth of the intellect and talent, and they are fascinated with the process of learning.”

Dweck, Carol (2006-02-28). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (p. 194). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, offer yourself a great week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

March 23-29, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS THIS WEEK:

FALL 2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, FLEX WEEK, & SEMESTER DETAILS

Dear Colleagues:

The Staff Resource Center is pleased to announce the launching of the Fall 2015 Professional Development and Flex “Call for Proposals”.

For the next two years 2015-17, the SRC’s new theme is:

“CONNECTING WITH SUCCESS”

This theme will undoubtedly create many opportunities to reach across constituencies in an effort to connect success with teaching and learning, and assist student’s with the completion of their college goals. Once you click on the link below, you will see the list of categories, be the change you want to see! Whether it be through the vision of carrying out work from the new Student Equity Academy, integrating learning across divisions, and/or individualizing curriculum and instruction, colleagues across the institution have an opportunity to pay it forward in how we train and learn from one another.

Fall 2015 Professional Development, Flex Week, & Semester Proposal

We look forward to receiving your proposal by Friday, April 17, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the SRC office at 916-558-2176, or 2165.

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 

“Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Instruction: Powerful Pedagogy for Transforming Instructional Practice and Advancing Teaching and Learning”

Dr. Noma LeMoine, returns to Sacramento City College, Friday, April 17th, Student Center, 9-4 p.m. (Lunch is 12-1 on your own for networking!) 

In step with our Student Equity and Student Success and Support program plans, this seminar is designed to guide and mentor educators who see a paradigm shift in learning and wish to build new schemas for more effectively educating students across the SCC campus.  Dr. LeMoine will highlight culturally and linguistically responsive instructional strategies that build on the language, learning styles, and experiences of Standard English Learners (SELs). These skills sets may also serve as powerful pedagogy for scaffolding access to rigorous, standards-based curricula.

Participants will become knowledgeable about issues of language variation, while addressing our disproportionate populations – and explore how culturally and linguistically responsive instructional methodologies can diminish disparities among these students and build educational outcomes with all students.

Dr. Noma LeMoine is a nationally recognized expert on issues of language variation and learning in students for whom Standard English is not native. She has written and spoken extensively on the topic and is a highly sought-after consultant to colleges, universities, and school districts nationwide.

See Calendar below or the Professional Development data base for more details…

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of March 23

The week of March 30

The week of April 06

The week of April 13

The week of April 20

 


New to the Professional Development Data Base

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (24/7)

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

Equity Summit at UC Davis, attended by President Jeffery

I attended morning workshops during the Equity Summit at UC Davis on March 14. Below is a link to download a DVD that highlights a successful collaborative teaching approach developed and used at Grant High School in Sacramento. I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Rajagopal, the algebra instructor who worked with colleagues to create C.R.E.A.T.E, the pedagogical strategy that is the focus of the film. While it was designed for high school students, I saw elements that could be adapted to SCC for classes where student performance and completion rates show there is disparity between student groups, particularly in Mathematics and English.  Please download the video and take a look.  I would like to hear your feedback.

Solving the Inequality

For further information:

Equity at UC Davis

SAYS Summit College Day at UC Davis

 


Institutional & Program Plans including Professional Development for Student Success

Staff Development Program Plan, 2015-16; “Connect with Success”

The Student Equity Plan, 2014-15

The Student Success & Support Plan, 2014-15

 

Student Support around Teaching and Learning

Instructional Considerations

Concurrent with steps related to employment and communication with the college, while preparing and managing instruction, this checklist can assist with the steps associated with teaching and learning.

The Early Alert Referral System & Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The most effective resource referral is within the first three weeks of the semester. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, academic progress, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

Disability Services and Programs for Students

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

As faculty and staff members, you may encounter various crises that require urgent attention. You are in a prime position to come into contact with a student who would benefit from prompt counseling assistance for personal or mental health problems.

Distressed behaviors are often emotional but not necessarily disruptive. If you have a student experiencing any of the following, informing the student about available assistance through the Counseling Center may be helpful.

Emergency Services

District ER on Campus

 


 Accreditation Updates

Here are the links to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

STANDARD I, II, III, & IV

 


IN THE NEWS:

Chronicle for Higher Education

 


Faculty Focus

By: in Online Education

I am not an athlete. I lack coordination and have some physical limitations. My husband, on the other hand, is an excellent skier. He isn’t a teacher but he believed I could learn to ski, convinced me to try, and partnered with me in the learning process, like the best teachers do. Learning to ski taught me 10 coaching strategies bridging four areas: establishing a safe space to learn, sharing responsibility, providing feedback, and empowering the learner. I apply these strategies to facilitating online discussions, but they relate to a range of learning contexts.

By: in Instructional Design

Pedagogy specialists including Armstrong & Hyslop-Margison (2006) support democratic collaborative activities as a positive predictor of student satisfaction. This transfers to online and hybrid (blended) courses. A sense of democratic community within an online course encourages engagement, which can promote higher-level thinking. This raises the question: How can instructors create successful collaborative learning communities online?

By: in Teaching Professor Blog

The evidence that students retain content longer and can apply it better when exams and finals are cumulative is compelling. When I pointed to the evidence in a recent workshop, a faculty member responded, “But I can’t use cumulative exams. My students would revolt.” Students don’t like cumulative exams for the very reason we should be using them: they force regular, repeated encounters with the content. And it’s those multiple interactions with the material that move learning from memorization to understanding.

 


Inside Higher Education

 

 

New America’s Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.


TED TALKS:

Newly Released

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that. His research into our brain processes has led him to create new interfaces — such as a sensory vest — to take in previously unseen information about the world around us.

Trending Now

Hannah Fry:

The mathematics of love

Finding the right mate is no cakewalk — but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

 Spring Break

March 23-April 5, 2015

“When you want to test the depths of a stream, don’t use both feet.”
-Chinese Proverb

6 Rules for Building and Scaling Company Culture

“Great founders start businesses not to create a company but to solve a problem, to serve a calling, and to understand that they have a purpose that can actually make a meaningful difference. But of course, they also want their businesses to survive – and thrive – after they’ve moved on…”

Tjan, Anthony (2015). Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Publishing.

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, happy spring break next week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

March 16-22, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS THIS WEEK:

This week:

Equity Summit at UC Davis, attended by President Jeffery

I attended morning workshops during the Equity Summit at UC Davis on March 14. Below is a link to download a DVD that highlights a successful collaborative teaching approach developed and used at Grant High School in Sacramento. I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Rajagopal, the algebra instructor who worked with colleagues to create C.R.E.A.T.E, the pedagogical strategy that is the focus of the film. While it was designed for high school students, I saw elements that could be adapted to SCC for classes where student performance and completion rates show there is disparity between student groups, particularly in Mathematics and English.  Please download the video and take a look.  I would like to hear your feedback.

Solving the Inequality

For further information:

Equity at UC Davis

SAYS Summit College Day at UC Davis

 

Other events planned this week:

  • Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Workshop

  • Diversity in the Classroom

  • Coordinator summit

  • Launch of Fall 2015 Flex & Professional Development “Call for Proposal”

FALL 2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, FLEX WEEK, & SEMESTER DETAILS

Dear Colleagues:

The Staff Resource Center is pleased to announce the launching of the Fall 2015 Professional Development and Flex “Call for Proposals”.

For the next two years 2015-17, the SRC’s new theme is:

“CONNECTING WITH SUCCESS”

This theme will undoubtedly create many opportunities to reach across constituencies in an effort to connect success with teaching and learning, and assist student’s with the completion of their college goals. Once you click on the link below, you will see the list of categories, be the change you want to see! Whether it be through the vision of carrying out work from the new Student Equity Academy, integrating learning across divisions, and/or individualizing curriculum and instruction, colleagues across the institution have an opportunity to pay it forward in how we train and learn from one another.

Fall 2015 Professional Development, Flex Week, & Semester Proposal

We look forward to receiving your proposal by Friday, April 17, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the SRC office at 916-558-2176, or 2165.

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

See Calendar below or the Professional Development data base for more details…

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of March 16

The week of March 23

The week of March 30

The week of April 06

 


New to the Professional Development Data Base

Library Resources

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (24/7)

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 


Institutional & Program Plans including Professional Development for Student Success

The Student Equity Plan, 2014-15

The Student Success & Support Plan, 2014-15

Staff Development Program Plan, 2015-16; Look for our new theme to launch this Thursday, March 19th!

Student Support around Teaching and Learning

Instructional Considerations

Concurrent with steps related to employment and communication with the college, while preparing and managing instruction, this checklist can assist with the steps associated with teaching and learning.

The Early Alert Referral System & Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The most effective resource referral is within the first three weeks of the semester. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, academic progress, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

Disability Services and Programs for Students

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

As faculty and staff members, you may encounter various crises that require urgent attention. You are in a prime position to come into contact with a student who would benefit from prompt counseling assistance for personal or mental health problems.

Distressed behaviors are often emotional but not necessarily disruptive. If you have a student experiencing any of the following, informing the student about available assistance through the Counseling Center may be helpful.

Emergency Services

District ER on Campus

 


 Accreditation Updates

Here are the links to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

STANDARD I, II, III, & IV

 


IN THE NEWS:

Chronicle for Higher Education

By Eric Kelderman

Arizona’s governor has proposed a budget slashing all funding for three of the state’s two-year colleges. Here’s how one chancellor is grappling with getting “zeroed out.”

 


Faculty Focus

  • Using Context to Deepen and Lengthen Learning

    By: in Instructional Design

    Nearly every teacher has experienced students forgetting something important. This forgetfulness comes in various forms. It might involve not following instructions for an assignment, missing a due date, forgetting important details on a test, or even forgetting to take the test itself. Whatever the memory infraction, there are usually good reasons why students forget. Gratefully, there are a few simple ways teachers can build context to help students achieve deeper and longer lasting learning.

 


Inside Higher Education

Allegations of mismanaged drug tests and students’ questions about the role of money and power lead to scrutiny of a sexual assault investigation at Brown U.


TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Linda Hill- The Collective Creativity

How to manage for collective creativity

What’s the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of “Collective Genius,” has studied some of the world’s most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated “creatives.”

Trending Now

Michael Wesch- New ways of looking at learning.

From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able

TEDxKC talk synopsis: Today a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application. Yet these developments are not without disruption and peril. Familiar long-standing institutions, organizations and traditions disappear or transform beyond recognition. And while new media bring with them new possibilities for openness, transparency, engagement and participation, they also bring new possibilities for surveillance, manipulation, distraction and control. Critical thinking, the old mainstay of higher education, is no longer enough to prepare our youth for this world. We must create learning environments that inspire a way of being-in-the-world in which they can harness and leverage this new media environment as well as recognize and actively examine, question and even re-create the (increasingly digital) structures that shape our world.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Wesch is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Michael is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. His YouTube videos have been viewed by millions. Michael has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

 Friendship and ways to relationship based success

March 16-22, 2015

“Friendships, like partnerships, are places where we have a chance to enhance each other’s development, and to validate each other. Both are important.”

Dweck, Carol (2006-02-28). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (p. 160). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

 

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, happy spring this week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center