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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of May 15th

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

Cordially,

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 AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Final Exams Thursday, May 11, 2017 through Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Final Exam Schedule

End of full semester, May 17

 


Summer Schedule

June 

Jun 20
Jun 20

Equity Representative Training

Tue., Jun. 20 @ 4:00pm - 5:00pm


July


August

 


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

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IN THE NEWS:

The Sacramento Bee

Psychiatric patients desperately need housing. We’re failing them

Mayor Darrell Steinberg, long an advocate of better psychiatric care, draws an apt analogy: If you see someone bleeding on the street, you’ll call 911. If you see someone on that same street who is suffering from mental illness, you’ll probably walk a little faster.

We as a society do the same, often leaving it to law enforcement to handle the problem. Too often, people with severe mental illness end up behind state prison bars.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Here’s Every Major Statement Trump and DeVos Have Made on Higher Ed

The Chronicle will keep a chronological list of comments made by both President Trump and Ms. DeVos, below. Did we miss anything? Email adam.harris@chronicle.com.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Using Metacognition to Reframe our Thinking about Learning Styles

References to learning styles have become commonplace when faculty and students discuss learning experiences. Although learning styles seem to provide a useful explanation of why students perform differently on different tasks, there is a lack of methodologically sound research confirming their existence in the way they are most often described (Reiner & Willingham, 2010). In fact, most research suggests that people do not use one discrete style to learn new information but vary considerably in the methods they use to learn (Paschler, et al., 2009). Rather than relying on learning styles, focusing instead on metacognition can provide students with strategies that can be adapted and applied based on the learning environment and task. In this article, we briefly address the research on learning styles and metacognition and provide examples of activities to help students develop key metacognitive behaviors.

 

“Why Do I Need to Know This?”

Do students ever ask you that question? As an assistant professor of mathematics at a community college, I regularly get the question. Most of my students are not mathematics majors, but are taking the class to fulfill a math requirement. I wonder if you find the question as frustrating as I do.

 


Community College Research Center, CCRC

Spring Issue, 2017

New Report on Guided Pathways

Guided pathways reforms involve major changes in organizational practice and culture. This new report from CCRC lends important insights into how colleges are engaging in this work.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Jorge Drexler:
Poetry, music and identity

One night in 2002, a friend gave Jorge Drexler the chorus to a song and challenged him to write the rest of it using a complex, poetic form known as the “Décima.” In this fascinating talk, Drexler examines the blended nature of identity, weaving together the history of the Décima with his own quest to write one. He closes the talk with a performance of the resulting song, “La Milonga del Moro Judío.” (In Spanish with English subtitles)

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Life-Changing Educators
  • It’s Magic
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • What Should I do with my life?
  • How to stop a dictator
  • Find More Time
  • Plants…
  • Heard on TED radio hour

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Conclusion

FOCUS ON BUILDING SKILLS, CONCEPTS, AND HABITS OF MIND

“Program maps provide a key framework for individual instructors to use in improving their own courses’ curriculum and instruction. In particular, maps help each instructor identify which learning outcomes are most important to emphasize in order to support students’ development of the key skills, concepts, and habits of mind that will be critical to their success in their chosen field. To support one another in the process of redesigning course materials, activities, and instructional approaches, faculty can create intra-departmental or intra-program instructional inquiry groups. Groups may find it most effective to follow a structured process for their inquiry, such as identifying common challenges in the classroom and tackling each challenge in a systematic way by gathering data, developing hypotheses, experimenting with a new approach, and reporting back to the group.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 4491-4498). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of May 8th

ESTEEM by the week tidbits-spring17

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

Cordially,

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 AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of May 8th

Final Exams begin Thursday, May 11, 2017 through Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Final Exam Schedule

End of full semester, May 17

 


Summer Schedule

June 

Jun 20
Jun 20

Equity Representative Training

Tue., Jun. 20 @ 4:00pm - 5:00pm


July


August

 


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

With a Degree, Diverging From a Well-Worn Path

How one student’s journey from community college to a career focused on physics shows a slice of life in southwest Louisiana.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

 

Rebranding Student Learning Assessment

Engagement in a continuous, systematic, and well-documented student learning assessment process has been gaining importance throughout higher education. Indeed, implementation of such a process is typically a requirement for obtaining and maintaining accreditation. Because faculty need to embrace learning assessment in order for it to be successful, any misconceptions about the nature of assessment need to be dispelled. One way to accomplish that is to “rebrand” (i.e., change perceptions) the entire process.

 

Ten Study Strategies for Students and Their Teachers

Here’s one of those articles that really shouldn’t be missed, particularly for those with interest in making teaching and learning more evidence-based. Current thinking about evidence-based teaching and learning tends to be more generic than specific. Use any active learning strategy intermittently or even regularly, and some would call the teaching evidence-based. That’s a superficial understanding of what it means to use practices that have been proven to promote learning. This article leads to a deeper level of understanding.


Community College Research Center, CCRC

Spring Issue, 2017

New Report on Guided Pathways

Guided pathways reforms involve major changes in organizational practice and culture. This new report from CCRC lends important insights into how colleges are engaging in this work.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Sangu Delle:

When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: “Being honest about how we feel doesn’t make us weak — it makes us human.”

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Life-Changing Educators
  • It’s Magic
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • What Should I do with my life?
  • How to stop a dictator
  • Find More Time
  • Plants…
  • Heard on TED radio hour

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Engaging Faculty and Staff

“By reducing class time spent on factual content and procedural practice, instructors can spend more time on activities that build students’ motivation to learn relevant content, skills, concepts, and habits of mind, whether inside or outside of class. Such activities are often grouped under the rubric of “inductive teaching” techniques, which go by many names: inquiry-based learning, problem-based learning, project-based learning, case-based teaching, and just-in-time teaching. These approaches are typified by an instructor posing an interesting problem or question, and then helping students with the particular issues or barriers they encounter when trying to solve the problem. Inductive teaching tends to improve student motivation and conceptual learning, without impacting students’ ability to recall facts and procedures on an exam.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 2286-2288). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of May 1st

ESTEEM by the week tidbits-spring17

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

Cordially,

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 AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of May 1st

The week of May 8th

Final Exams begin Thursday, May 11, 2017 through Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Final Exam Schedule

The week of May 15th

End of full semester, May 17


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits


IN THE NEWS:

The New York Times

Life in College After a Life in Foster Care

OAKLAND, Calif. — Being an extrovert is a double-edged sword. I can speak confidently in my college classes and in front of large groups. But everyone seems to think I’ve got it all under control, and I rarely feel that way. There’s a ticking clock always in the back of my mind. I need to graduate and become financially independent before the support I get from the foster care system disappears.

For more information on how Sacramento City College assists youth from Foster Care, see the following link located through the EOPS Office,

FOSTER YOUTH


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Want Happier Professors? Try Being Nice

When it comes to keeping tenured professors content in their jobs, you can catch more flies with honey than you can with big faculty-focused strategic initiatives, a new study suggests.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition


Faculty Focus

Four Types of Group Work Activities to Engage Students

Collaboration helps to develop many of the key skills that will be required of students for their future success. Students can develop many of these so-called “soft skills,” or Essential Employability Skills, by engaging in group work and other forms of collaboration (Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2005). Collaboration leads to greater retention, improved student achievement, and increased self-esteem and metacognition, and it can be used to facilitate active learning and to promote inclusion by increasing contact among diverse groups (Bossert 1988; Bowman, Frame, and Kennette 2013; Hennessey 1999; Kennette and Frank 2010; Kramarski and Mevarech 2003; Rajaram and Pereira-Pasarin 2007; U.S. Department of Education 1992). Despite the many benefits of group work, instructors are sometimes hesitant to use it due to some of its well-known pitfalls (social loafing, disputes, individualized grading, student bemoaning, etc.).

Ten Concierge ‘Keys’ for Supporting Individualized Online Course Development

Large group training workshops to facilitate online course design can be a mechanistic experience and a nightmare to schedule given perpetually busy faculty with overloaded calendars. Equally ineffective static, “self-serve” online materials only go so far and can leave faculty disengaged or confused (Riegle 1987; Howland and Wedmen 2004). Personal support services modeled on the hotel concierge are used successfully in health care and private industry and, to a lesser extent, in higher education (Michelau and Lane 2010). They hold promise as an approach for supporting online course development.


AACC, Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2017

Getting in Tune with Funders


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Vernā Myers:
How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Life-Changing Educators
  • It’s Magic
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • What Should I do with my life?
  • How to stop a dictator
  • Find More Time
  • Plants…
  • Heard on TED radio hour

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Engaging Faculty and Staff

“TO DEVELOP and sustain an effective guided pathways model, a college needs a critical mass of faculty and staff excited about the process, ready to collaborate with one another to achieve larger goals, and willing to engage in inquiry, reflection, and ongoing improvement.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 3210-3212). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, April 17-23

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of April 17th:

ESTEEM by the week tidbits-spring17

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

Cordially,

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 and Calendar Related Information:

The week of April 17th

The week of April 24th

The week of May 1st

The week of May 8th

The week of May 15th

 


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Thinking beyond the classroom

CUNY’s Futures Initiative ties student centered pedagogy to institutional change and social justice.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Literacy Levels Among College Students

When I confront “problems of practice” in my teaching, I like to turn to my smart friends for advice. About a year ago, I was really confounded by my students’ trouble with reading for deep understanding. While I could see that the students were completing assigned readings, they weren’t always able to process the information deeply to analyze the concepts or apply the content to new situations. Since I don’t have much experience teaching reading, I turned to my colleague, Dr. Jennifer Shettel. Jen is a literacy professor and has run several tremendously successful close-reading workshops in our area. I figured she could give some advice. Our conversations prompted some pedagogical experimentation with different literacy-based strategies which Jen and I will be sharing in a preconference workshop at The Teaching Professor Conference this June.

What Happened When I Stopped Lecturing

Any course in ethics demands a high degree of student engagement and discussion as students wrestle with ethical dilemmas presented in case studies and real-life situations. Without discussion, an ethics class becomes a lecture on ethical systems and viewpoints from which students must infer their own positions from values that might not align with their moral outlook.

Five Ways to Get Students Thinking about Learning, Not Grades

The past several decades have seen an interest in learning surge. It’s always been part of our educational endeavors, but the recent focus on it has been intense—that is, for teachers. Our interest is not shared by most of our students. They are still pretty much all about grades, preferably those acquired easily. They will work for points, but not very enthusiastically, if at all, without them.

Study Strategies for Before, During, and After Class

For 10 years, I’ve been teaching study skills to college students, both individually and in the classroom. The vantage from my office offers me a clear view of students devouring information during tutoring appointments and focusing intently on the strategies shared during study skills counseling sessions. The effort and time they pour into comprehending their course material is irrefutable. However, when I ask students what they know about the lecture’s content before arriving at class, the answer is almost always the same: “Nothing.”

Fostering Student Connectedness: Building Relationships in the Classroom

A large body of research has documented how students who report strong connectedness with college instructors reap many benefits, including: better persistence (Pascarella & Terenzini, 1978), engagement (Umbach & Wawrzynski, 2005), and effort (Kuh & Hu, 2001) in college, as well as greater academic self-concept (Komarraju, Musulkin, & Bhattacharya, 2010), confidence in their ability to succeed (Vogt, Hocevar, & Hagedorn, 2007), and grade point average (Anaya & Cole, 2001; Kim & Sax, 2009). In general, the research literature supports a strong positive correlation between positive student-instructor interactions—both inside the classroom and out—and student learning and development. What is unknown, however, is whether students are aware of these benefits.

Understanding Our Strengths and Weaknesses as Teachers

Every teacher has strengths and weaknesses. Have you ever tried to list yours? Doing so is a worthwhile activity. I’d recommend doing it in private with a favorite libation—only one, because there is a need to be thoughtful and honest.

I’m still thinking about mid-career issues, and I’m wondering whether by the time we reach the middle of our careers, we can’t confront our weaknesses with a bit more maturity.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2017

Getting in Tune with Funders

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest and Trending Releases

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
We should all be feminists

We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much … to be successful, but not too successful, or they’ll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world — of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Life-Changing Educators
  • It’s Magic
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • What Should I do with my life?
  • How to stop a dictator
  • Find More Time
  • Plants…
  • Heard on TED radio hour

Click here: TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

CONCEPTS VERSUS CONTENT

“Students hear factual information in a lecture or read it in a book, but this new information is not retained unless they can fit it into a relevant mental model or conceptual representation. 80 For a given piece of information, some students have no relevant conceptual model in which to fit it; some have a model that could be relevant, but seems irrelevant and thus remains inactive; and some have a relevant but incorrect model. Only a few students will already have a relevant and correct conceptual model, will call that model to mind, and thus easily integrate and remember the new fact.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 2264-2269). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, April 3-9

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

  • Today, MANAGING THE DISRUPTIVE OR DANGEROUS STUDENT FOR FACULTY, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Today, MANAGING THE DISRUPTIVE OR DANGEROUS STUDENT FOR STAFF, 3-4 p.m.
  • Today, BUILDING RESILIENCY AND IMPROVING STUDENT RETENTION, 4-5 p.m.
  • Main Events this week
  • Cultural Awareness Center Events
  • LRCEA EMERGENCY LUNCH MEETING (REGARDING INSURANCE), 11:30-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Canvas Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of April 3rd

ESTEEM by the week tidbits-spring17

Call for Proposals – – Professional Development and Flex for Fall 2017! DUE THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 7th!

I know it is hard to believe. However, we are headed into the middle of the semester fairly soon. April 7th is our proposed deadline for fall activities! Please consider submitting a proposal for Professional Development and Flex.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

We look forward to your participation throughout the week and excited to receive your PD/Flex Proposal for the fall by April 7th!


Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, April 10-16

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a great next two weeks.

Cordially,

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 AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of April 03rd

The week of April 10th- SPRING BREAK

The week of April 17th

The week of April 24th

The week of May 3rd

 


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program

 


Convocation Spring 2017

Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!

President’s Address

Chancellor’s Address and 52,560,000 Minutes!

Pathways Conversation with Butte College

Rogue 100, The Parody of Sacramento City College

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

In the Post-Truth Era, Colleges Must Share Their Knowledge

This intellect-imperiled age demands that colleges offer open access.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

 

10 Tips for Creating Effective Instructional Videos

What Happens in a Course is a Shared Responsibility

One thing about student evaluations that troubles me is how they give students the impression that it’s the teacher who makes or breaks the course. A few instruments query students about their own efforts, but I’m not sure those kinds of questions make it clear that what happens in any course is the combined result of teacher and student actions. Early in my teaching career, I heard a wise colleague tell students, “It’s not my class. It’s not your class. It’s our class, and together we will make it a good or not-so-good learning experience.”

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2017

Getting in Tune with Funders

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Michael Botticelli:
Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one

Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness. In a personal, thoughtful talk, he encourages the millions of Americans in recovery today to make their voices heard and confront the stigma associated with substance use disorders.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Life-Changing Educators
  • It’s Magic
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • What Should I do with my life?
  • How to stop a dictator
  • Find More Time
  • Plants…
  • Heard on TED radio hour

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

How can a college integrate the learner-centered approach to instruction into every course in the curriculum?

“We suggest four approaches.

– First, as part of the process of program mapping, colleges should convene faculty and professional student services staff to define the skills, concepts, and habits of mind essential to each course in a program.

– Second, colleges can draw on the expertise of professional staff to help support instructional redesign.

– Third, colleges should create and sustain peer-based faculty development structures to support ongoing instructional improvement.

– And fourth, colleges should consider how to best leverage instructional technology.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 2232-2237). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, March 27- April 2nd

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

  • Today, Brown Bag with Brian King, Chancellor, 10-11, Student Center
  • Main Events this week
  • Cultural Awareness Center Events
  • Tuesday, CCCCO Update on Professional Learning Network
  • Thursday, 360 Degrees of Care, Community of Care Student Program
  • Thursday, Canvas Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of March 27th

ESTEEM by the week tidbits-spring17

Call for Proposals – – Professional Development and Flex for Fall 2017!

I know it is hard to believe. However, we are headed into the middle of the semester fairly soon. April 7th is our proposed deadline for fall activities! Please consider submitting a proposal for Professional Development and Flex.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

We look forward to your participation throughout the week and excited to receive your PD/Flex Proposal for the fall by April 7th!

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

Cordially,

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 AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of March 27th

The week of April 03rd

The week of April 10th- SPRING BREAK

The week of April 17th

The week of April 24th

The week of May 3rd

 


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program

 


Convocation Spring 2017

Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!

President’s Address

Chancellor’s Address and 52,560,000 Minutes!

Pathways Conversation with Butte College

Rogue 100, The Parody of Sacramento City College

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why I Dread the Accommodations Talk

Because what students with mental-health issues actually need may be different from what their form letter says.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

How Do Students Learn from Participation in Class Discussion?

Despite numerous arguments favoring active learning, especially class discussion, instructors sometimes worry that discussion is an inefficient or ineffective way for students to learn. What happens when students make non-value added, irrelevant, or inaccurate contributions? What about comments from non-experts that may obfuscate rather than clarify understanding? What about students who speak only to earn participation credit rather than contribute substantively to the discussion?

Why Won’t They Ask Us for Help?

After teaching statistics classes for more than 25 years and seeing so many students struggling to be successful, I became increasingly frustrated by the fact that no matter how much I believed myself to be approachable, available, and willing to help students outside of class, very few took advantage of the opportunity. I began to wonder not only what barriers existed between me and my students but also how to investigate those barriers and seek solutions.

Learning Outside Your Comfort Zone

When we learn something outside the comfort zone, we attempt to acquire knowledge or skills in an area where we’re lacking. Part of the discomfort derives from learning something we anticipate will be difficult. We have no idea how to do it, or we think it requires abilities we don’t have or have in meager amounts. Moreover, poor performance or outright failure lurk as likely possibilities. In other words, it’s going to be hard and require concentration, and what we’re struggling to do, others can accomplish beautifully, seemingly without effort. Their skills, and our obvious lack of them, raise questions about our merits as a learner and maybe even our worth as a person.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2017

Getting in Tune with Funders

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Michele L. Sullivan:

Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness

We all go through challenges — some you can see, most you can’t, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit and wisdom and reminds us that we’re all part of each other’s support systems. “The only shoes you can walk in are your own,” she says. “With compassion, courage and understanding, we can walk together, side by side.”

Emily Pilloton:

Teaching design for change

Designer Emily Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She’s teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers’ minds and bodies while bringing smart design and new opportunities to the poorest county in the state.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Life-Changing Educators
  • It’s Magic
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • What Should I do with my life?
  • How to stop a dictator
  • Find More Time
  • Plants…
  • Heard on TED radio hour

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Attempts to Address Academic Challenges

“Outside of instruction in the English, math, or science classroom, colleges offer a variety of services designed to strengthen students’ academic skills, study approaches, time-management strategies, commitment to school, and ability to balance academics with employment and other personal demands. Such services include student success courses, tutoring, supplemental instruction, learning communities, and flexible online course options. Consistent with the underlying structure of the cafeteria college, these services are available on an individual and voluntary basis. Below, we first discuss academic support services such as supplemental instruction and learning communities, and next turn to the option of online learning, which many colleges view as a key strategy for helping students balance multiple demands.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 2077-2078). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, March 20-26

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

 

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of March 20th

ESTEEM Tidbits by the week

Call for Proposals – – Professional Development and Flex for Fall 2017!

I know it is hard to believe. However, we are headed into the middle of the semester fairly soon. April 7th is our proposed deadline for fall activities! Please consider submitting a proposal for Professional Development and Flex.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

We look forward to your participation throughout the week and excited to receive your PD/Flex Proposal for the fall by April 7th!

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

Cordially,

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 AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of March 20th

The week of March 27th

The week of April 03rd

The week of April 10th- SPRING BREAK

The week of April 20th

 


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program

 


Convocation Spring 2017

Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!

President’s Address

Chancellor’s Address and 52,560,000 Minutes!

Pathways Conversation with Butte College

Rogue 100, The Parody of Sacramento City College

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support

Current efforts don’t spend enough time dealing with challenges such as students’ financial insecurity, hunger, and homelessness, a new report asserts.

The Distracted Classroom

One day near the end of the spring semester last year, I was standing at the front of the room in my British literature survey course, as students completed a writing exercise. One of the best students in the class, “Kate,” finished early and sat back to await our discussion.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Three Ways to Engage Students In and Outside the Classroom

When students become directly engaged in the learning process, they take ownership of their education. The following learning activities have helped me to engage students in and outside the classroom. The strategies also help keep my teaching relevant, fresh, and creative.

What Research Tells Us about Online Discussion

Student discussion differentiates online education from the old correspondence courses. But there are still many questions to answer in order to facilitate good discussion online. Hong Zhiu, of the University of Texas at San Antonio, did a meta-analysis of studies

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2017

Getting in Tune with Funders

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Jude Kelly:

Why women should tell the stories of humanity

For many centuries (and for many reasons) critically acclaimed creative genius has generally come from a male perspective. As theater director Jude Kelly points out in this passionately reasoned talk, that skew affects how we interpret even non-fictional women’s stories and rights. She thinks there’s a more useful, more inclusive way to look at the world, and she calls on artists — women and men — to paint, draw, write about, film and imagine a gender-equal society.

Simon Sinek:

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers …

 Other categories:

  • Hard Conversations
  • The Art of Protest
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • Lawyers Can Be Heroes
  • Find More Time
  • Science Is Real
  • What Should I Do With My Life?

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Professional Development

“In order to promote more bottom-up, intensive, and sustained professional development, some colleges have created teaching and learning centers. Such centers provide an array of useful services, such as observing classrooms and providing feedback to instructors, working with faculty to incorporate technology into their courses, designing more-useful course evaluation forms, or hosting faculty discussions about teaching and learning.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 2054-2057). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, March 13-19

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

 

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of March 13th

 

Call for Proposals – – Professional Development and Flex for Fall 2017!

I know it is hard to believe. However, we are headed into the middle of the semester fairly soon. April 7th is our proposed deadline for fall activities! Please consider submitting a proposal for Professional Development and Flex.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

We look forward to your participation throughout the week and excited to receive your PD/Flex Proposal for the fall by April 7th!

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

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of March 13th

The week of March 20th

The week of March 27th

The week of April 03rd

The week of April 10th- SPRING BREAK

The week of April 20th

 


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program

 


Convocation Spring 2017

Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!

President’s Address

Chancellor’s Address and 52,560,000 Minutes!

Pathways Conversation with Butte College

Rogue 100, The Parody of Sacramento City College

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support

Current efforts don’t spend enough time dealing with challenges such as students’ financial insecurity, hunger, and homelessness, a new report asserts.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible

As I contemplate my syllabi for a new semester, I possess renewed hope for students eager to discuss anything at 8 a.m., yet I have taught long enough to know that I will simply appreciate clean clothes and brushed teeth. As reality sets in, I add to my grading criteria an element that I hope will encourage engagement from even the most timid learners.

Reduce Online Course Anxiety with a Check-in Quiz

“Online classes are often intimidating for first-time students,” writes David St Clair. “They wrestle with the gnawing fear that their class has no anchor in the physical world and that there will be no one there to address their fears and concerns.” (p. 129) His solution? A simple, online check-in quiz.

Here’s how the activity unfolds. The first assignment in the online course, to be completed on the first day, is this required check-in quiz. In St Clair’s case, it meets the university’s first-day attendance requirement. Students can be dropped from the course if they don’t meet that university requirement. They read the syllabus and take the quiz, which comes to them as an attachment in the course welcome email. The quiz is also posted on the course Blackboard site. Beyond fulfilling the check-in requirement, this quiz is actually a tour of course features. “To find the quiz, learn about the quiz, take the quiz, and to receive their grade on the quiz, students need to navigate through virtually every part of the online class site.” (p. 130) As St Clair points out, you could “tell” students how to navigate the features of the online course, but the more powerful way is having them discover those features for themselves.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Winter Issue, 2017

Building Americas Workforce

  • Changes in Accreditation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bridging the Skills Gap, Teaching to the Knowledge, Affect, and Psychomotor
  • Safety in Numbers, Community College’s Role in Public Safety
  • Community College and Workforce Synergies
  • Finding a Balance

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Joy Buolamwini:

How I’m fighting bias in algorithms

MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial recognition software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t recognize her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the “coded gaze.” It’s an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding … as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.

Caitlin Doughty:

A burial practice that nourishes the planet

Here’s a question we all have to answer sooner or later: What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Funeral director Caitlin Doughty explores new ways to prepare us for inevitable mortality. In this thoughtful talk, learn more about ideas for burial (like “recomposting” and “conservation burial”) that return our bodies back to the earth in an eco-friendly, humble and self-aware way.

 Other categories:

  • Hard Conversations
  • The Art of Protest
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • Lawyers Can Be Heroes
  • Find More Time
  • Science Is Real
  • What Should I Do With My Life?

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Rethinking Student Instruction

“The learning facilitation model is based on research suggesting that, in order for students to integrate and apply factual content, they must build and organize their conceptual understanding with the active support and guidance of the instructor. 30 Faculty who adhere to the learning facilitation model are explicitly focused on how to motivate students and help them “learn how to learn.” They tend to use more collaborative, discussion-based, and activity-based teaching methods, and assess student performance through discussions, writing assignments, and projects that emphasize critical thinking. 31 College instructors who adopt the learning facilitation model find the approach rewarding.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1987-1993). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, March 6-12

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of March 6th

 

Call for Proposals – – Professional Development and Flex for Fall 2017!

I know it is hard to believe. However, we are headed into the middle of the semester fairly soon. April 7th is our proposed deadline for fall activities! Please consider submitting a proposal for Professional Development and Flex.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

We look forward to your participation.

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

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of March 06th

The week of March 13th

The week of March 20th

The week of March 27th

The week of April 03rd

 


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program

 


Convocation Spring 2017

Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!

President’s Address

Chancellor’s Address and 52,560,000 Minutes!

Pathways Conversation with Butte College

Rogue 100, The Parody of Sacramento City College

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support

Current efforts don’t spend enough time dealing with challenges such as students’ financial insecurity, hunger, and homelessness, a new report asserts.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Remembering vs. Understanding

I don’t teach history, but I’ve always been a bit of a history and trivia buff. So, just for fun, I recently decided I wanted to memorize all the U.S. presidents in order. For the early presidents, I use a mnemonic that I learned in elementary school: Washington And Jefferson Made Many A Joke” which refers to Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson.

Waking up to Tired Teaching

I have been wanting to do a blog post on tired teaching for some time now. Concerns about burnout are what’s motivating me. Teachers can reach a place where teaching does nothing for them or their students. They don’t just wake up one morning and find themselves burned out; they’ve moved there gradually, and it’s a journey that often starts with tired teaching.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Winter Issue, 2017

Building Americas Workforce

  • Changes in Accreditation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bridging the Skills Gap, Teaching to the Knowledge, Affect, and Psychomotor
  • Safety in Numbers, Community College’s Role in Public Safety
  • Community College and Workforce Synergies
  • Finding a Balance

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Yuval Noah Harari:

Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide

How do we make sense of today’s political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris Anderson.

Liza Donnelly:

Drawing on humor for change

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life — and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.

 Other categories:

  • Hard Conversations
  • The Art of Protest
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • Lawyers Can Be Heroes
  • Find More Time
  • Science Is Real
  • What Should I Do With My Life?

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Rethinking Student Instruction

“In rethinking student instruction, this information delineates between the academic challenges common among students who matriculate at open-access colleges, and describes how the cafeteria-style college only partially addresses those challenges, and cumulatively how the college discusses how a guided pathways approach to instruction could respond to them more effectively. Next, we provide recommendations and examples for how colleges can implement this approach to instruction. As part of this discussion, we devote a section of conversation around rethinking student instruction to online and technology-mediated instruction. We argue that technology alone cannot improve student outcomes; rather, technology must be thoughtfully implemented as part of a larger curricular and pedagogical redesign.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1859-1864). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of February 27th

 

Call for Proposals – – Professional Development and Flex for Fall 2017!

I know it is hard to believe. However, we are headed into the middle of the semester fairly soon. April 7th is our proposed deadline for fall activities! Please consider submitting a proposal for Professional Development and Flex.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

We look forward to your participation.

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

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of February 27th

The week of March 06th

The week of March 13th

The week of March 20th

The week of March 27th

 


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program

 


Convocation Spring 2017

Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!

President’s Address

Chancellor’s Address and 52,560,000 Minutes!

Pathways Conversation with Butte College

Rogue 100, The Parody of Sacramento City College

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The 2017 Trends Report

With the political uncertainties of the Trump administration, it’s a dicey business trying to project what’s next for college campuses. Our 2017 Trends Report can help you stay on top of the turmoil.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Expanding Learning Experiences with Virtual Guest Experts

Much of our work as educators consists of designing and delivering experiences in which students can develop their understanding and application of concepts and skills in our disciplines. Given that we have only 16 weeks with our students, we need various ways for deepening and expanding these formative experiences in our field. Visiting experts can be a wonderful way of developing expertise, and leveraging online tools like Skype and Zoom can open up powerful possibilities for new collaboration and conversation.

Using Low-Stakes Writing Assignments to Achieve Learning Goals

During my time as a teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the importance of student learning goals and student learning objectives to quality course design and management. Learning goals, often broad in nature, are most commonly applied at the course level. Learning objectives are statements about measurable expectations and behaviors that can contribute to the achievement of the learning goals.

When the Teacher Becomes the Student

As a follow-up to last week’s post, here’s a final bit from my rummaging around old favorites in my personal library of teaching and learning resources.

The insights come from Roy Starling’s great piece in which he recounts his experiences of being released from his teaching responsibilities to take a full load of courses with a small group of undergraduates. It radically changed his teaching, as it did Marshall Gregory’s when he enrolled in an undergraduate acting class, and as it did mine when I took a non-major’s chemistry course with 20 first-semester students. Most faculty do not have time to take courses or they’re at institutions without programs that support these experiences. However, even short visits to a colleague’s class and experiencing it as a student (not a peer reviewer) yields insights about teaching and motivates change.

 

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Winter Issue, 2017

Building Americas Workforce

  • Changes in Accreditation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bridging the Skills Gap, Teaching to the Knowledge, Affect, and Psychomotor
  • Safety in Numbers, Community College’s Role in Public Safety
  • Community College and Workforce Synergies
  • Finding a Balance

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Anand Giridharadas:

A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided

Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of “The True American,” tells the story of what happened next. It’s a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.

Charity Wayua:

A few ways to fix a government

Charity Wayua put her skills as a cancer researcher to use on an unlikely patient: the government of her native Kenya. She shares how she helped her government drastically improve its process for opening up new businesses, a crucial part of economic health and growth, leading to new investments and a World Bank recognition as a top reformer.

 Other categories:

  • Hard Conversations
  • The Art of Protest
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • Lawyers Can Be Heroes
  • Find More Time
  • Science Is Real
  • What Should I Do With My Life?

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning Student Supports

“As we have discussed, many students arrive at a complicated and confusing institution with unformed goals. If they do have clear goals, they often have only a vague sense of exactly what they must do to achieve those goals and are often unsure about the progress they are making to achieve those goals. How would a restructured college address these problems? First, colleges can leverage in-person advising services and student success courses to help students make an initial decision about enrolling in a “meta-major” or exploratory major in their general area of interest, help them clarify their goals over their first semester or two of enrollment, and in general teach them how to self-advise when faced with new decisions and challenges.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1572-1577). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.