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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development this week! Two weeks until finals!

Important events this week:

  • SCC Strategic Priorities & Planning Charrette
  • SCC HSI-SAGE Program Grant Project, Dr. Lorena Ruedas
  • Teaching Sociology in a Trump Presidency
  • LRCFT Contract Negotiations
  • Teachers for Equity
  • So You Want to be an Engineer? A Panel Discussion of Experts
  • New Faculty Academy

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

Dec 8

Teachers 4 Equity

Thu., Dec. 8 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The week of December 12th

Final Exam Week, December 9-15

 


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

 


 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 disregulated 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 Chronicle of Higher Education

What Does Betsy DeVos Have in Mind for Higher Ed?

“By selecting Betsy DeVos to become the next secretary of education, President-elect Donald J. Trump has signaled his commitment to an ambitious plan to reform elementary and secondary education. But after a campaign during which Mr. Trump offered few details on higher education, the pick does little to clarify his vision for that sector.”

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

Enhancing Learning through Zest, Grit, and Sweat

Early in my career, I focused most of my efforts on teaching content. That is, after all, what most of us are hired to do, right? With experience and greater understanding of how learning works, my attention shifted toward metacognition. I began investing lots of time and energy reading and identifying ways to help students grow as learners while they learned the content.

Recording Videos for Your Classes

This week we discuss some of the things that go into recording videos for our classes. We begin by asking the question, Why videos? Jim makes the comment that if you do only one video for your course, make it your introduction and welcome to class. Students appreciate a welcome video because it helps them to get to know who you are and what you are all about. We then discuss the purpose of our videos followed by a discussion of the equipment we use. Next week, we will continue with a look at technique and how to upload your videos.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Victor Rios:

Help for kids the education system ignores

Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack — especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see “at-risk” students as “at-promise” individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit.

Roger Antonsen:

Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world

Unlock the mysteries and inner workings of the world through one of the most imaginative art forms ever — mathematics — with Roger Antonsen, as he explains how a slight change in perspective can reveal patterns, numbers and formulas as the gateways to empathy and understanding.


Quote of the Week: Student Active Choice

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Guided Pathways Model

“While research of this kind has not been conducted on program course defaults at colleges, it does raise a reasonable concern. To address it, we need to look to another kind of “nudge” that can guide decision making while still bolstering commitment. This sort of nudge is called active choice. With active choice, individuals are required to choose from among a relatively small set of clearly defined options; however, individuals are not defaulted into any one option. Sunstein maintains that active choice works best when the choice set is diverse, when experts are unsure which choice is best, and when choosers prefer to choose. 60 As an example of active choice, colleges might require entering students to choose from a limited set of broad program areas with which to begin their studies. Requiring choice from a limited set of options has two strong benefits. First, it is much easier to choose from a limited set of well-defined options than to choose from a large set of ill-defined ones. When options are clearly delineated, students may more readily recognize the option that best matches their own nascent interests and preferences.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 888-896). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development and Thanksgiving this week!

Important events this week:

  • WEAVE, A Healthy Relationship
  • Positive Psychology in the Basic Skills

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, please have a a safe Thankgsiving season with friends and family. We look forward to returning November 28.

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 21st- Thanksgiving

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

Dec 8

Teachers 4 Equity

Thu., Dec. 8 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The week of December 12th

Final Exam Week, December 9-15

 


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

 


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 disregulated 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

THE CHRONICLE REVIEW

What Liberal Academics Don’t Get

All the election postmortems make me think of the disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards, who famously talked about “the two Americas.”

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

Ugly Consequences of Complaining about ‘Students These Days’

I recently overheard a faculty member talking about students, and it wasn’t good. She sounded very much like a conference presenter whom Melanie Cooper describes in a Journal of Chemical Education editorial. The presenter’s talk had a strong “students these days” undercurrent.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Sandi Toksvig:

A political party for women’s equality

Women’s equality won’t just happen — not unless more women are put in positions of power, says Sandi Toksvig. In a disarmingly hilarious talk, Toksvig tells the story of how she helped start a new political party in Britain, the Women’s Equality Party, with the express purpose of putting equality on the ballot. Now she hopes people around the world will copy her party’s model and mobilize for equality.

Clint Smith:

“We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t,” says poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Guided Pathways Model

“Studies also show that offering a default with the possibility of opting out can have a strong influence on behavior because people assume that the defaults have been selected by experts for a good reason. 56 In focus groups with California community college students about the supports they think they need to succeed in college, students underscored the value of faculty involvement in helping them establish goals and plans for achieving those goals.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 871-875). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

PD this week!

Important events this week:

  • Campus Civility in time of Discord: Reflection of our 2016 Election
  • Strategic Priorities at SCC: Open Forum
  • Implicit Bias and Racism Conversation
  • Peer Navigator Program
  • New Faculty Academy
  • WordPress Editing
  • Leading Effective Classroom Discussions

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

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 14th

The week of November 21st- Thanksgiving

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

Dec 8

Teachers 4 Equity

Thu., Dec. 8 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The week of December 12th

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Spring 2017 Professional Development Planning- DUE THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

In the spirit of Connecting with Success, the Staff Resource Center is beginning to prepare for SCC’s spring 2017 semester Professional Development and Flex program (PD/Flex Week, January 9-13). We are inviting you to submit your proposal based on the indicators below and/or items needing to be addressed across your unit, program, or institutional plan. Please submit by November 18.

Professional Development Program Outcomes

Seek to discover the focus of these five overarching Indicators as they relate to Student Equity & Success concerning general learning roles and outcomes:

  • Access
  • Basic Skills
  • Course Completion
  • Degree/Certificate Attainment
  • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the student’s access the classroom:

  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Course Progress
  • Persistence
  • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around praxis:

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

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

  • Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
  • Connectivity– with students and between divisions, programs and services
  • Community– caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
  • Culture– cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
  • Completion– continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FORM

DEADLINES FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS

Please submit your proposal for Spring 2017 Flex Week by Friday, November 18, 2016. For questions, please contact Diana Daniels (x 2176), Norman Lorenz (x 2165), or Elaine Ader (x 2062). We look forward to your proposal.

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

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Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

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WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
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RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
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QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education


 

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow-up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision-making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for 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)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

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

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


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 disregulated 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

How Rafting in the Grand Canyon is Creating Better Scientists, Bringing Students Textbooks to Life…

UC Davis Scientists Ride the Colorado River to Break Down Jargon and Overcome Silos

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

Teaching Students How to Manage Feedback

The classroom is a non-stop hub of feedback: test grades, assignment scores, paper comments, peer review, individual conferences, nonverbal cues, and more. Feedback is essential for student learning.

Wikipedia Projects for Learning

Most teachers consider Wikipedia the devil’s realm, a place where rumor and misinformation are spread. But in reality, studies have found that Wikipedia has an accuracy of a regular encyclopedia. Inaccurate information is quickly corrected by volunteer editors, and there are strict standards for entering content, including the rule that “everything must be cited.” Most important, Wikipedia is the place where many, if not most, people go to get initial information on a topic. This makes it probably the most important information source on the Internet, and because editing is public, it presents a wonderful opportunity for students to create articles as class assignments.

Courses That Are Hard, but Not Too Hard: Finding the Sweet Spot

I have been doing some reading and thinking about hard courses. Courses need to be challenging, but when they become too hard, students stop trying and little learning results. So how do we find that sweet spot between hard and not too hard? More importantly, how do we create that sweet spot in our own courses through the decisions we make about content, assignments, and exams?

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Kimberlé Crenshaw:

The urgency of intersectionality

Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and learn how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.

Talks for when you feel totally burned out

Worn out? Exhausted? Bleary-eyed? If you need a little something to ease your frustration and get you back in the spirit, this collection of talks should help.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Guided Pathways Model

…”behavioral economics also suggests ways that colleges can help students make decisions to increase their likelihood of completion without restricting their options. One key conclusion from this research is that it helps to have a map or plan. Studies show that prompting individuals to state a plan for how they will undertake something they want to do increases the likelihood they will do it.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 845-848). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Short week, Veterans’ Day this Friday. Thank you to those serving and to those who have served. Here is this weeks PD!

Important events this week:

  • Election Day: NPR Listening In… Cultural Awareness Center
  • Get out the Vote 2016
  • Election Countdown

  • Brown Bag with Brian, Student Center

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

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz 

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 The week of October 31st

The week of November 07th

The week of November 14th

The week of November 21st- Thanksgiving

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

Dec 8

Teachers 4 Equity

Thu., Dec. 8 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Spring 2017 Professional Development Planning

In the spirit of Connecting with Success, the Staff Resource Center is beginning to prepare for SCC’s spring 2017 semester Professional Development and Flex program (PD/Flex Week, January 9-13). We are inviting you to submit your proposal based on the indicators below and/or items needing to be addressed across your unit, program, or institutional plan. Please submit by November 18.

Professional Development Program Outcomes

Seek to discover the focus of these five overarching Indicators as they relate to Student Equity & Success concerning general learning roles and outcomes:

  • Access
  • Basic Skills
  • Course Completion
  • Degree/Certificate Attainment
  • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the student’s access the classroom:

  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Course Progress
  • Persistence
  • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around praxis:

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

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

  • Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
  • Connectivity– with students and between divisions, programs and services
  • Community– caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
  • Culture– cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
  • Completion– continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FORM

DEADLINES FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS

Please submit your proposal for Spring 2017 Flex Week by Friday, November 18, 2016. For questions, please contact Diana Daniels (x 2176), Norman Lorenz (x 2165), or Elaine Ader (x 2062). We look forward to your proposal.

Cordially,

Norman

 

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow-up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision-making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for 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)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

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

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


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 disregulated 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 Sacramento Bee

Get out the Vote 2016

Election Countdown

The 2016 campaign is coming to an end — finally — and all that’s left to do is vote (if you haven’t already), and watch the results roll in.

 


Atlantic Magazine

The Failing First Line of Defense

Teachers are often the first adults students turn to when struggling with mental health, but educators are not adequately trained to address the crises.


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Higher Education Has Lost Control of Its Own Narrative

The race for the presidency of the United States has highlighted for Americans — and the world — sharply contrasting visions of our nation. Democrats offered an optimistic vision based on the common good and a shared purpose, with slogans like “Stronger together” and “Love trumps hate.” Republicans focused on a different vision. With slogans like “Make America safe again” they chose to dwell on the threats associated with crime, terrorism, and economic uncertainty.

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

 

The Power of Transparency in Your Teaching

The most recent issue of Peer Review (Winter/Spring 2016; published by AACU) highlights the powerful impact ‘transparency’ can have on learning for all students. One aspect of transparency is making obvious the intellectual practices involved in completing and evaluating a learning task…

Humor in the Classroom

Humor is one of my favorite teaching tools. I rely on it—when the room feels tense, when I sense learner drift, if I aspire to make a point more memorable. Humor doesn’t cause learning, but it does help create conditions conducive to it. It doesn’t make hard content easy, but it can make learning it feel easier.

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 Suzanne Barakat:

Islamophobia killed my brother. Let’s end the hate

On February 10, 2015, Suzanne Barakat’s brother Deah, her sister-in-law Yusor and Yusor’s sister Razan were murdered by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The perpetrator’s story, that he killed them over a traffic dispute, went unquestioned by the media and police until Barakat spoke out at a press conference, calling the murders what they really were: hate crimes. As Barakat reflects on how she and her family reclaimed control of their narrative, she calls on us to speak up when we witness hateful bigotry and express our allyship with those who face discrimination.

 

Kandice Sumner:

How America’s public schools keep kids in poverty

Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools — things like musical instruments, new books, healthy school lunches and soccer fields — and this has a real impact on the potential of students. Kandice Sumner sees the disparity every day in her classroom in Boston. In this inspiring talk, she asks us to face facts — and change them.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

Curricular Incoherence Limits Learning

…Based on a synthesis of current research on student learning, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Eberley Center for Teaching Excellence found that “how students organize knowledge influences how they learn and apply what they know.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 781-783). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center, and Student Equity & Success

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Happy Halloween! Here is this weeks PD!

Important events this week:

  • Student Services Coordinators and Supervisors Institute
  • Student Grievances
  • New Faculty Academy

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

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz 

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


iepi

 

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of October 31st

The week of November 07th

The week of November 14th

The week of November 21st- Thanksgiving

The week of November 28th

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for 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)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

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

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


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 disregulated 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:

 Atlantic Magazine

The Failing First Line of Defense

Teachers are often the first adults students turn to when struggling with mental health, but educators are not adequately trained to address the crises.


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why You Might Love Working at a Teaching College

Why You Might Love Working at a Teaching College

 Our institution may not be your dream job, but it could well lead to a deeply satisfying career… A must read!

Afew years ago, when I was directing the honors program at my college, I had the pleasure of teaching a bright and talented sophomore who wanted to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation. Throughout his junior year, he would update me on his studies during both informal chats and formal meetings about his progress. He had his sights set on graduate school and the academic life.”  http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-You-Might-Love-Working-at/238204 

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

Transforming Midterm Evaluations into a Metacognitive Pause

Midterm evaluations often tip toward students’ (unexamined) likes and dislikes. By leveraging the weight of the midterm pause and inviting students to reflect on their development, midterm evaluations can become more learning-centered. Cued by our language, students can become aware of a distinction—that we’re not asking what they like, but what is helping them learn. This opportunity for students to learn about their learning yields valuable insights that not only inform instructors about the effects of our methods, but also ground students in their own learning processes, deepening their confidence in and commitment to their development in the second half of the course.

Finding Signs of Progress When Learning is Slow

Slow learning—not to be confused with slow learners—is learning that happens gradually, where understanding deepens slowly and skills advance but without immediate noticeable change. Some learning occurs all at once; suddenly, there’s a performance breakthrough. Typically, fast learning feels easy, even if it was proceeded by a frustrating period of confusion. What is finally understood is so clear, so obvious—what is finally mastered no longer seems hard.

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Kelly McGonigal:

How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Casey Gerald:

The gospel of doubt

What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

Redesigning College Programs

“Students naturally make connections between pieces of knowledge. When those connections form knowledge structures that are accurately and meaningfully organized, students are better able to retrieve and apply their knowledge effectively and efficiently. In contrast, when knowledge is connected in inaccurate or random ways, students can fail to retrieve or apply it appropriately.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 784-787). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center, and Student Equity & Success

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

The professional development focus this week is about student outreach. In the effort to support retention, the Student Success and Support team has shared this illustration to emphasize considerations around mentoring students retain and academically progress to the semester end:

 student-outreach-illustration

Panther Pathway

Important events this week:

  • 6th Annual Los Rios CCD Employee Health Fair, TODAY
  • Institutional Social Justice
  • IBA Training
  • Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, IEPI meets with the Partnership Resource Team, PRT
  • T4E, Contact Riad Bahhur for details on this event, BahhurR@scc.losrios.edu 
  • Environmental Literacy

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

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz 

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


iepi

Colleagues,

Please see the links below for the Wednesday, October 26th schedule for the Partnership Resource Team (PRT) visit.  If you are not available during the time your group is scheduled you may attend other scheduled meetings. Note that all scheduled meetings are open.  Also, for your read is the team’s members’ profile. Should you have any questions please contact Elaine Ader at ext. 2062. The following links include the IEPI application and documents.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of October 24th

The week of October 31st

The week of November 07th

The week of November 14th

The week of November 21st

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for 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)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

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

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


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 disregulated 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:

 Atlantic Magazine

The Failing First Line of Defense

Teachers are often the first adults students turn to when struggling with mental health, but educators are not adequately trained to address the crises.


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Resisting the Urge to Profess

Carrying on at length, about anything, is an occupational hazard in academe

 Some of my former-students-turned-academics like to explain things to me. Whether we’re talking about the dangers of political apathy or the health benefits of exercise, I am treated to mini-lectures that provide me with background information, context, and a broad overview that can take upwards of 30 minutes.

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

Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Practical PointsWe all endorse it and we all want our students to do it. We also claim to teach it. “It” is critical thinking, and very few of us actually teach it or even understand what it is (Paul & Elder, 2013). Research tells us that our students learn critical thinking only after we receive training in how to teach it and design our courses explicitly and intentionally to foster critical thinking skills (Abrami, Bernard, Borokhovski, Wade, Surkes, Tamim, & Zhang, 2008). We have to start by formulating assessable critical thinking learning outcomes and building our courses around them.

Getting More out of Exam Debriefs

Brief—that pretty much describes exam debriefs in many courses. The teacher goes over the most commonly missed questions, and the students can ask about answers but generally don’t. These kinds of debriefs don’t take up a lot of class time, but that’s about all that can be said for them. For some time now, I’ve been suggesting that students, not the teacher, should be correcting the wrong answers. The students are the ones who missed the questions.

 

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Emilie Wapnick:

Why some of us don’t have one true calling

How to understand your inner potential

No one takes the same life path to personal success. These talks can help you examine and identify the unique passions and perspectives that make you, you.

Sayu Bhojwani:

Immigrant voices make democracy stronger

In politics, representation matters — and that’s why we should elect leaders who reflect their country’s diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, says Sayu Bhojwani. Through her own story of becoming an American citizen, the immigration scholar reveals how her love and dedication to her country turned into a driving force for political change. “We have fought to be here,” she says, calling immigrant voices to action. “It’s our country, too.”


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

Redesigning College Programs

“If a college serves large numbers of both occupational and transfer-oriented students, then it may offer hundreds of such degree programs. And when this number is multiplied by the dozens of programs offered by four-year transfer destinations, transfer-oriented students may have thousands of options— too many for even the most experienced advisors, let alone students themselves, to understand and evaluate.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 544-546). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center, and Student Equity & Success

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Week 9! Over the weekend, the college held the 100 year anniversary Open House, where despite the weather, many turned out for a great celebration! We look forward to many more events over the remainder of the year! See the following links for information on future events!

Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

Important events this week:

  • Using Data to Tell a Student Story
  • Issa Amro, Youth Organizing…
  • Evaluating Distance Education
  • The SCC Planning System and College Strategic Priorities: Open Forum
  • Strong Workforce Program Workshop
  • Dr. Chris Emdin, When the Heart Leads the Head: Teaching and Learning From the Students’ Standpoint: The 7 C’s of Reality Pedagogy
  • New Faculty Academy

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

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz 

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of October 17th

The week of October 24th

The week of October 31st

The week of November 07th

The week of November 14th

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

 

Student Equity themes for 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)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

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

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


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 disregulated 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:

As Sac City turns 100, Hughes Stadium still takes the cake

The newly remodeled Hughes stadium lights up the night during the Holy Bowl - Jesuit vs Christian Brothers High School - on Sept.15, 2012.

 


 The Chronicle of Higher Education

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

 Diverse group of university students in classroom

Getting Names Right: It’s Personal

Editor’s Note: The following article was excerpted with permission from To My Professor: Student Voices for Great College Teaching, a new book that brings together student experiences and opinions with advice from master educators and experts. The book was written by students at Michigan State University under the guidance of Joe Grimm, visiting editor in residence in the MSU School of Journalism since 2008.

“I spend a lot of money to go to school here. It would be nice if a professor knew my name.”

“I appreciate the fact that you asked me what I wanted to be called because my name has various pronunciations in different languages.”

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Rachel Botsman:

We’ve stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers

Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman. While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often strangers, on platforms like Airbnb and Uber and through technologies like the blockchain. This new era of trust could bring with it a more transparent, inclusive and accountable society — if we get it right. Who do you trust?

Jim Hemerling:

5 ways to lead in an era of constant change

Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today’s constantly-evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered around putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Evidence for Guided Pathways

“Given the importance of faculty and staff engagement in a college’s guided pathways redesign, it would be counterproductive for us to dictate exactly how a college should be changed. Rather, we present general principles and design elements, along with examples of how real colleges have implemented them. Colleges can then combine these principles with their own unique values and perspectives to create the most effective guided pathways design for their students and community. As more and more colleges redesign their practices based on the model, we will accrue a growing body of evidence regarding specific implementation approaches, which will help future college leaders in their own efforts to redesign the community college to improve student success.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 529-534). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

 

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center, and Student Equity & Success

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

This week, marks mid semester. Everyone is encouraged to work hard at retaining students. If support services are warranted, seek ways to connect students to these resources. See the information below about how to support students who have interest to academically progress, retain, and persist to completion/graduation!

Student Success and Support Programs

Important events this week:

  • Implicit Bias and Racism Conversation
  • Teachers 4 Equity
  • LRCFT Contract Education
  • SCC Centennial Open House & Fair

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and in support of Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, our offices work hard to keep you updated on events across campus.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz & Mark Dennis

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Office

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 

The week of October 10th

The week of October 17th

The week of October 24th

The week of October 31st

The week of November 07th

 

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
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RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming October and November

October 12 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

 

Student Equity themes for 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)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

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

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


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 disregulated 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

Before I became a full-time administrator, my reaction to hearing someone call a job candidate “too good to hire” was resentment. After all, shouldn’t a Ph.D.’s academic achievements transcend all other factors?

A decade ago I wrote about the “you were too good for us” problem — that is, when you’re not hired because a department’s professors doubt you’ll stay or worry that your record will make them look bad, or any number of other subjective rationales. Since then, as a department head and now a dean, I’ve witnessed many a faculty hire that was — with good reasons — based on more than just merit. Those reasons center less on candidates being “too good” and more on them being a “good fit.”

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

A Simple Invitation: Please See Me!

It all began with a simple message that I wrote on the tests or assignments of students who were struggling: “Please see me so we can discuss your performance on the test (or assignment). Let’s see what we can do to improve your grade.”

Why We Teach

We’re at that time of the academic year when the daily details begin to pile up. Teach a class, grade assignments, schedule advisees, and prep for tomorrow. It may not feel like a grind just yet, but it does require lots of focused energy, which makes this a perfect time for a quick reflection on why we teach. For some, teaching is just a job; it’s a paycheck necessity. But for readers of a blog on teaching and learning, I’m pretty sure we’re in it for something more than the bucks, which tend to be pretty modest anyway.

 


www.ccnewsnow.com 

If your curiosity peaks your interest, please read the article below and consider providing a professional development and/or leadership workshop about this unique style of learning. You might practice something like this in your own class! If so, please let us know in the SRC! We will work with you to get a pd workshop going on this!

 

Game On: How 4 Professors Launched CUNY Games Network
When four professors from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) started collaborating on game-based learning (GBL) in developmental math and writing instruction in the mid-2000s, they had no idea what they were setting in motion.

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

The struggle of mental health

Andrew Solomon

Depression, the secret we share

“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression — only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories.

Richard St. John:

8 secrets of success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they are smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

“For students who need an extended prerequisite approach, developmental instruction maintains high college-level expectations while providing more intensive support, and is contextualized to students’ program of interest. Colleges also partner with high schools, adult basic skills programs, and workforce development agencies to better prepare and motivate students to enter college-level programs of study.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 484-487). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

This week, October 3-9th, among flex, pd opportunities, and literary resources, a new section has been added that we’ll continue to develop, the Community Of Care Program. See information about how to support students who have interest to academically progress, retain, and persist to completion/graduation!

Important events:

  • Health and Safety Trainings
  • Workforce Development
  • Medical emergencies
  • Student Services Institute
  • SCC Strategic Planning
  • District Diversity Training
  • Student Center System Orientation & Certification

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and in support of Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, our offices continue to strive to keep you updated on happenings across campus.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz & Mark Dennis

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Office

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 

The week of October 03rd

While much of our 100th anniversary celebration will be held during the SCC Open House on Saturday, October 15, it is important to note that many other events will be happening across the campus as well throughout the year.

One of the first will be a special Open House and Career Fair that the Child Development Center is hosting. It will be held on Friday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in the courtyard outside the Art Court Theater.

Please save the date and come by to help celebrate this longtime program on our campus.

The week of October 10th

The week of October 17th

The week of October 24th

The week of October 31st

 

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

DISTRICT-WIDE DIVERSITY WORKSHOP: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF DECISION-MAKING, EEO LAWS, EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF DIVERSITY, AND BEST PRACTICES

OCTOBER 7 @ 8:00 AM3:30 PM; Harris Center at Folsom Lake College

District-wide Diversity Workshop: The Neuroscience of Decision-making, EEO Laws, Educational Benefits of Diversity, and Best Practices

The District Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Advisory Committee cordially invites you to participate in an important Los Rios Community College District diversity training event: The Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws, Educational Benefits of Diversity, and Best Practices, featuring Kimberly Papillon:

Kimberly Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on medical, legal, and judicial decision-making. She has served as regular faculty at the National Judicial College since 2005. She has delivered over 300 lectures nationally and internationally on the implications of neuroscience, psychology, and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making in the fields of medicine, business, education, and the justice system.  She has lectured to medical students and faculty, as well as physicians nationwide, and in Australia on the neuroscience of decision-making in differential diagnosis and treatment. She has been appointed to the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence’s “think tank” for physician education.  Detailed information on Kimberly Papillon can be found at: https://thebettermind.com/.

Our District is committed to enhancing and embracing the diversity of our workforce, students, and community.  Just one of many reasons for attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, as the attached flyer states, is that “institutions with a diverse faculty closed student achievement gaps by 20 to 50 percent.”

We currently provide a two-hour training for all LRCCD employees who serve on hiring committees called “Hiring the Best While Developing Diversity in the Workforce,” and this event also satisfies that requirement, so be sure to sign in.  All faculty, staff and managers are encouraged to attend.  This event qualifies for faculty flex credit or college service time.  Staff members: please ensure to check in with your supervisors for pre-approval.

Featured Presenters:
Kimberly Papillon, Esq.
Dr. Jackie Reza
Nitasha K. Sawhney, Esq.

General Information:
It is believed that in academic years 2014-17, California Community Colleges will experience an increase in full-time faculty hiring not seen for nearly two decades, with an estimated 1,100 new full-time faculty members this academic year alone. Yet, in the past ten years, only 20 to 30 percent of full-time faculty hires were from underrepresented groups.

The educational benefits of having a diverse faculty are evident, as studies show that institutions with a diverse faculty closed student achievement gaps by 20 to 50 percent.

Education Code Section 87100 states the need for a “workforce that is continually responsive to the needs of a diverse student population [which] may be achieved by ensuring that all persons receive an equal opportunity to compete for employment and promotion within the community college districts and by eliminating barriers to equal employment opportunity.” Title 5 Section 53003 requires that hiring committees be trained on the educational benefits of workforce diversity, the elimination of bias in hiring decisions, and best practices in serving on a selection or screening committee.

NOTE:

This training counts as “Hiring the Best While Developing Diversity in the Workforce” training, required for serving on a Los Rios Community College District hiring committee.

Lunch will not be provided, but the Folsom Lake College cafeteria, as well as many local restaurants, will be available.

For More Information:

DETAILS

Date: October 7
Location & Time: Harris Center, Folsom Lake College, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Contact: Valerie Carrigan
Phone: 1-916-568-3106
Email: carrigv@losrios.edu

VENUE

Harris Center (Folsom Lake College)
10 College Pkwy
FolsomCA 95630 United States 
+ Google Map

DIRECTIONS

Phone:

916-608-6888

 

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

 

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming October and November

October 12 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

Click this link to check out Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for 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)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

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

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes


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 disregulated 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 this weeks Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

care-team-newsletter-10-3-16 

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Humanities Can Help Fix the World

As academe’s hoped-for recovery from the 2008 financial crisis recedes before it like the shimmer of water on a hot roadway, the problems of its humanities component are up close and all too real. There is no doubt that the United States is now producing an unprecedented number of B.A.s who know little or nothing about humanistic thought — and a growing number of humanities Ph.D.s who cannot find jobs.

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

Reader Survey Finds Unprepared Students a Persistent Problem

what’s your biggest teaching challenge? If you said it’s students who don’t read their assignments or prepare for class, you’re in good company. For the fourth consecutive year that we posed that question in our survey, Faculty Focus readers identified students who come to class unprepared as their biggest day-to-day challenge. It was followed closely by students who are not prepared for the rigors of college. Finishing third this year was institutional budget cuts, which edged out student motivation for the first time. Technology distractions remained as the fifth biggest challenge.

The Questions We Should Be Asking Our Students

How much do you know about how your students study? I’ve been asking the question a lot lately and I’d have to say most of the answers I’ve heard aren’t all that impressive. They’re more about how the faculty member thinks students study, how they should study, or how they aren’t studying.

 


www.ccnewsnow.com 

If your curiosity peaks your interest, please read the article below and consider providing a professional development and/or leadership workshop about this unique style of learning. You might practice something like this in your own class! If so, please let us know in the SRC! We will work with you to get a pd workshop going on this!

 

Game On: How 4 Professors Launched CUNY Games Network
When four professors from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) started collaborating on game-based learning (GBL) in developmental math and writing instruction in the mid-2000s, they had no idea what they were setting in motion.

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Jonas Gahr Støre:

In defense of dialogue

In politics, it seems counter intuitive to engage in dialogue with violent groups, with radicals and terrorists, and with the states that support them. But Jonas Gahr Støre, the foreign minister of Norway, makes a compelling case for open discussion, even when our values diverge.

Camille A. Brown:

A visual history of social dance in 25 moves

Why do we dance? African-American social dances started as a way for enslaved Africans to keep cultural traditions alive and retain a sense of inner freedom. They remain an affirmation of identity and independence. In this electric demonstration, packed with live performances, choreographer, educator and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown explores what happens when communities let loose and express themselves by dancing together.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

 

“Developmental Education In the guided pathways model, developmental education is redesigned as a critical part of the “on-ramp” to a college-level program of study, with the goal of helping students successfully complete the critical introductory college-level courses in their initial field of interest.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 480-483). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

 

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

Click this link to check out Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

This week, September 26-October 2nd!

The end of September is upon us and fall is in the air. Continuing our role to sustain student success through relationship based engagement and learning will forge and strengthen retention and course completion.

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and in support of Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, our offices continue to strive to keep you updated on happenings across campus.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz & Mark Dennis

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Office

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 

The week of September 26th

 

The week of October 03rd

While much of our 100th anniversary celebration will be held during the SCC Open House on Saturday, October 15, it is important to note that many other events will be happening across the campus as well throughout the year.

One of the first will be a special Open House and Career Fair that the Child Development Center is hosting. It will be held on Friday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in the courtyard outside the Art Court Theater.

Please save the date and come by to help celebrate this longtime program on our campus.

The week of October 10th

The week of October 17th

The week of October 24th

The week of October 31st

 

 


Convocation at Sacramento City College and Chancellor King’s Address, Fall 2016

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 1 – Welcome and New Employee Introduction

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 2 – Chancellor Brian King’s Address

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 3 – 100 Year Events and Interim President Michael Poindexter’s Address; USA National Anthem by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 4 – A Year to Recognize 100

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 5 – 100 Years, 100 Objects with Bill Doonan

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 6 – 100 Year Recognition with Jack Halligan

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

SCC Fall 2016 Convocation Part 7 – President Closing, Dean of Women Belle Cooledge (Gayle Pitman); Go Panthers Go (SCC Fight Song) by Daniel Paulson and the SCC Chorus

 


Professional Development, District wide

DISTRICT-WIDE DIVERSITY WORKSHOP: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF DECISION-MAKING, EEO LAWS, EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF DIVERSITY, AND BEST PRACTICES

OCTOBER 7 @ 8:00 AM3:30 PM; Harris Center at Folsom Lake College

District-wide Diversity Workshop: The Neuroscience of Decision-making, EEO Laws, Educational Benefits of Diversity, and Best Practices

The District Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Advisory Committee cordially invites you to participate in an important Los Rios Community College District diversity training event: The Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws, Educational Benefits of Diversity, and Best Practices, featuring Kimberly Papillon:

Kimberly Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on medical, legal, and judicial decision-making. She has served as regular faculty at the National Judicial College since 2005. She has delivered over 300 lectures nationally and internationally on the implications of neuroscience, psychology, and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making in the fields of medicine, business, education, and the justice system.  She has lectured to medical students and faculty, as well as physicians nationwide, and in Australia on the neuroscience of decision-making in differential diagnosis and treatment. She has been appointed to the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence’s “think tank” for physician education.  Detailed information on Kimberly Papillon can be found at: https://thebettermind.com/.

Our District is committed to enhancing and embracing the diversity of our workforce, students, and community.  Just one of many reasons for attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, as the attached flyer states, is that “institutions with a diverse faculty closed student achievement gaps by 20 to 50 percent.”

We currently provide a two-hour training for all LRCCD employees who serve on hiring committees called “Hiring the Best While Developing Diversity in the Workforce,” and this event also satisfies that requirement, so be sure to sign in.  All faculty, staff and managers are encouraged to attend.  This event qualifies for faculty flex credit or college service time.  Staff members: please ensure to check in with your supervisors for pre-approval.

Featured Presenters:
Kimberly Papillon, Esq.
Dr. Jackie Reza
Nitasha K. Sawhney, Esq.

General Information:
It is believed that in academic years 2014-17, California Community Colleges will experience an increase in full-time faculty hiring not seen for nearly two decades, with an estimated 1,100 new full-time faculty members this academic year alone. Yet, in the past ten years, only 20 to 30 percent of full-time faculty hires were from underrepresented groups.

The educational benefits of having a diverse faculty are evident, as studies show that institutions with a diverse faculty closed student achievement gaps by 20 to 50 percent.

Education Code Section 87100 states the need for a “workforce that is continually responsive to the needs of a diverse student population [which] may be achieved by ensuring that all persons receive an equal opportunity to compete for employment and promotion within the community college districts and by eliminating barriers to equal employment opportunity.” Title 5 Section 53003 requires that hiring committees be trained on the educational benefits of workforce diversity, the elimination of bias in hiring decisions, and best practices in serving on a selection or screening committee.

NOTE:

This training counts as “Hiring the Best While Developing Diversity in the Workforce” training, required for serving on a Los Rios Community College District hiring committee.

Lunch will not be provided, but the Folsom Lake College cafeteria, as well as many local restaurants, will be available.

For More Information:

DETAILS

Date: October 7
Location & Time: Harris Center, Folsom Lake College, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Contact: Valerie Carrigan
Phone: 1-916-568-3106
Email: carrigv@losrios.edu

VENUE

Harris Center (Folsom Lake College)
10 College Pkwy
FolsomCA 95630 United States 
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DIRECTIONS

Phone:

916-608-6888

 

The Chancellor’s Update and Address, Brian King, Chancellor

 

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

The Los Rios Community College District has a new five-year strategic plan that focuses on increasing student access and success through enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, and on expanding the District’s role in workforce development. The Los Rios Board, on a unanimous 6-0 vote on May 12, approved a 2016 Strategic Plan that had been in the works for nine months. You can read and download the Plan here, or view and print a two-page Summary.

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

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Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges’ ability to serve students effectively.

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WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
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RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
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QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

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Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming October and November

October 12 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

These interactive, participant guided groups are an applied follow up to the fall as well as the October 7 recently held event with Kimberly Papillon presentations on implicit bias. Faculty and staff are provided with these opportunities to continue the dialogue and connect the overall concept of implicit bias in decision making with the ongoing issues creating barriers for our students. The power of process lies in the unique opportunity to listen to multiple perspectives in a caring and supportive environment.  These next events are a catalyst for an ongoing campus wide discussion of racism and implicit bias in merging  conversations.

Stay tuned for location! We look forward to your participation and engagement.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

Click this link to check out Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for 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)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

  • Access
    • Basic Skills
    • Course Completion
    • Degree/Certificate Attainment
    • Transfer

Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process includes ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue around:

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

The five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:

Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

This year’s presidential campaign has polarized the American public on the subject of immigration, with talk of sealing borders and building walls. But the higher-education community has long been more interested in building bridges, going to great effort and expense to attract international students. On campuses across the country, their world-class talent is a boon to academic classes, and their out-of-state tuition dollars support scientific research.

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

The Flipped Classroom Unplugged: Three Tech-Free Strategies for Engaging Students

Throughout this summer article series, we’ve addressed some of the most frequently asked questions about the flipped classroom in higher education. We’ve shared ideas for student motivation, student engagement, time management, student resistance, and large classes. Since this is the final article in the series, I reviewed my notes and the findings from the Faculty Focus reader survey on flipped classroom trends (2015), and there’s one more topic we need to address: creativity.

What Happens When Students Study Together?

I’m a strong believer in the benefits of students studying together, even though students don’t always understand or even experience the benefits. Oftentimes the potential gains of group study sessions are compromised by student behaviors. Students will saunter into study sessions, mostly not on time, sit around, check their phones, and socialize. When they finally start reviewing their notes, the text, or the homework problems, it’s all pretty superficial. There are very few questions, explanations, or confessions of confusion. The most intense conversation takes place over what they’ve heard from others about the exam and their hopes that it will be easy.

 


www.ccnewsnow.com 

If your curiosity peaks your interest, please read the article below and consider providing a professional development and/or leadership workshop about this unique style of learning. You might practice something like this in your own class! If so, please let us know in the SRC! We will work with you to get a pd workshop going on this!

 

Game On: How 4 Professors Launched CUNY Games Network
When four professors from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) started collaborating on game-based learning (GBL) in developmental math and writing instruction in the mid-2000s, they had no idea what they were setting in motion.

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Nadia Lopez:

Why open a school? To close a prison

Our kids are our future, and it’s crucial they believe it themselves. That’s why Nadia Lopez opened an academic oasis in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the most underserved and violent neighborhoods in New York — because she believes in every child’s brilliance and capabilities. In this short, energizing talk, the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy (and a star of Humans of New York) shares how she helps her scholars envision a brighter future for themselves and their families.

J.D. Vance:

The struggles of America’s forgotten working class

J.D. Vance grew up in a small, poor city in the Rust Belt of southern Ohio, where he had a front-row seat to many of the social ills plaguing America: a heroin epidemic, failing schools, families torn apart by divorce and sometimes violence. In a searching talk that will echo throughout the country’s working-class towns, the author details what the loss of the American Dream feels like and raises an important question that everyone from community leaders to policy makers needs to ask: How can we help kids from America’s forgotten places break free from hopelessness and live better lives?


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

 

“The guided pathways approach to redesign starts with students’ end goals in mind, and then rethinks and redesigns programs and support services to enable students to achieve these goals.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 449-450). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

 

You can check out this book with our SCC library and/or the Los Rios libraries:

Click this link to check out Redesigning America’s Community Colleges