Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
Workshops and events of Interest this week:
- Main Events this week
- Cultural Awareness Center Events
- Canvas Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela, Thursday
- Maker Fridays: Make your Maker Portfolio
- What’s Your Project Open Maker Hours, Show and Tell, Fridays, 11-1 p.m. B 151
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.
We look forward to your participation.
On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a great week.
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!
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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:
Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!
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
Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration
100 Year Transition Team
Sac City Sees You
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)
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.
- Increased Student Success
- Fewer classroom disruptions
- Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates
To refer a student, click the following link:
SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)
Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.
See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!
IN THE NEWS:
No university, to my knowledge, bestows an award for “most outstanding committee of the year” — but maybe we should. Much as it is common to lament the burdens of committee work, the often tedious proceedings, and the teapot dramatics that can ensue over minor matters, there is no question faculty committees are vital to the day-to-day and long-term progress of any higher-education institution. Also, to paraphrase Churchill’s famous aphorism about democracy: The only thing worse than a campus full of committees is one with none. If all decisions, great and small, were made by empowered individuals, then the intellectual community that a campus is supposed to be would breathe its last.
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
On the first day of class, I often say something like this to my students: “Nothing floats my boat more than great discussion. Nothing promotes great discussion like having completed the readings. And nothing promotes completing the readings like having points attached to it.”
“There’s just not enough time in class with students!” It’s a common faculty complaint, and when students are provided quality course materials they can use outside class, this blended learning approach gives faculty more time in class. A variety of materials can be developed for use outside class. In this article, we’d like to focus on creating video content that students use for a blended learning course.
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to reread some of my favorite teaching and learning resources, especially those I haven’t looked at in a while. I’m enjoying these revisits and decided to share some random quotes with timeless insights.
AACC, Community College Journal
Winter Issue, 2017
- Changes in Accreditation
- 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
The new breed of high-tech self-monitors (measuring heart rate, sleep, steps per day) might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day — because our own data can reveal much more than even our doctors may know.
- 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?
Quote of the Week: Advising
Services to Get and Keep Students on Track
“While the portrait we have drawn of the advising process is accurate for the bulk of community college students, a small proportion of students may also receive “enhanced” advising services, which attempt to bring the reality of advising into closer alignment with the aspirations of developmental advising. Enhanced services often include mandatory meetings, an assigned advisor for each student, and longer advising sessions. Because of the increased costs associated with enhanced advising, however, these programs are often limited to specific, small populations deemed to be particularly at risk of failing or dropping out.”
Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1408-1412). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.