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Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Now that we have normalized into the fall semester, our office is pleased to share the survey results from the Professional Development and Convocation week. It is with your participation that we are able to design and bring these features to fruition campus wide. As a professional development program in continuous improvement, for those that chose to participate in the survey, thank you for your support and critique to make us better for the sake of all students who wish to succeed as well as for the unity of the college.

Sacramento City College Fall 2017 Professional Development Week and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a week of success!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of September 18

The week of September 25

Sep 29

Canvas Exploration (Davis Center)

Fri., Sep. 29 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Sep 29

The week of October 02

Oct 3

Textbook Affordability and OER Workshop

Tue., Oct. 3 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 6

The Big Forum (IEPI Pathways Event)

Fri., Oct. 6 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The week of October 09

The week of October 16

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week!

For those who weren’t able to attend Convocation, or for those who just need to see it one more time, here is the link to the convocation videos:

Part 1 (Introductions, opening remarks & welcome): https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76488?key=1f8c31175639641980f83a510a028efbe9c3ec87

Part 2 (LRCCD Chancellor King’s address & SCC President Gutierrez’s address) : https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76495?key=893083a6068a2ee702ebdd355b58197da1df07f1

New hires and promotions recognized at convocation:

NOTE: there was an error in one of the titles listed for our new hires, please see below for corrected list of new hires.

Classified
Dalal AbboushiInstructional Assistant
Jorge AlvaradoStudent Personnel Assistant
Ahmed AmeerzadaInstructional Services Assistant II (Promotional)
Eric BanhCounseling Clerk II
Sandra BelmaresStudent Equity and Success Supervisor (Promotional)
Carly BrothertonLead library Technician
Maggie CarmonaAdministrative Assistant
Laura CavazosCustodian
Andrea CooperInstructional Services Assistant I
Diana DanielsAdministrative Assistant (Promotional)
Alicia DoxonClerk III
Baleria FloresLibrary Technician
Tania HernandezOutreach Specialist
Tiffanie HoResearch Analyst
Wendy LeeStudent Personnel Assistant
Haley LepperStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Cui LiLaboratory Technician
Lizzy LynchStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Kaitlyn MacGregorCommunications and Public Information Officer
Courtnee MackOutreach Specialist (Promotional)
Irina MarsantStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Zelene MolinaStudent Success and Support Program Specialist
Elisabeth OsaiFinancial Aid Clerk II
Jennifer PanagAdministrative Assistant
Paul RaynardClerk II
Shakeya RobinsonAccount Clerk III (Promotional)
Elizabeth ShutakLibrary Technician
Aksana ShyrochynaInstructional Services Assistant II
Marina ZanardelliStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Faculty, LTT, Counselors
Stephanie AbundoMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Halsey BoydMath Lab Coordinator
Nicholas DaleMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Carlin DaleyOccupational Therapy Assistant Professor
Randy DhandaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Larisa FigueroaDental Hygiene Assistant Professor
Rebecca GoodchildPublic Services Librarian
Julie GossettNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Abdelaziz KainaComputer Information Science Networking & Security Assistant Professor
Richard MaedaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Felicia MesaNursing (Registered Nurse) Assistant Professor LTT
Abida MukarramComputer Information Science Programming Assistant Professor
Valery NgassamPhysics/Astronomy Assistant Professor
Carlos PerezElectronics Technology Assistant Professor
Bradley PrudhelMechanical Electrical Technology Assistant Professor LTT
Rachel StewartCoordinator/Counselor
Managers
Steven BoydVice President of Instruction
Carrie BrayInterim Vice President Administrative Services
Robin IkegamiInterim Dean Language and Literature
Martin RamirezHispanic Serving Institution/STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SEI) Project Director
Carl SjovoldInterim Dean Behavior and Social Science
Michael GutierrezPresident

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester. Click here to register or obtain more information.  (Use the code OEIfree4U to waive the $65 registration fee. You may use this code only once.)

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 5 – September 18-24- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

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

Introduction to DSPS

 


IN THE NEWS:

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)

For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

 


CCC Technology For Student Success News

Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Online Education Initiative (OEI).

 


The Community College Journal, Fall 2017

Embracing Tech

The Universe of Networked devices is growing exponentially — and this trend has big implications for community colleges.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

‘We Are Ready to Thrive’

Moises Serrano tells the story of his unlikely journey to college in a new documentary film, “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America.”

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

Inclusion by Design: Tool Helps Faculty Examine Their Teaching Practices

Are there barriers to inclusion lurking in your courses?

 


 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Creating Data Faculty Can Use

At many institutions, there is certainly no lack of data on student performance. Administrators and faculty often find there is a measurement for nearly everything they and their students do as they strive to increase college completion rates.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

JUN WANG

What if you could know exactly how food or medication would impact your health — before you put it in your body? Genomics researcher Jun Wang is working to develop digital doppelgangers for real people; they start with genetic code, but they’ll also factor in other kinds of data as well, from food intake to sleep to data collected by a “smart toilet.” With all of this valuable information, Wang hopes to create an engine that will change the way we think about health, both on an individual level and as a collective.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“The fourth truth is that Focusing on the Future Sets Leaders Apart. The capacity to imagine and articulate exciting future possibilities is a defining competence of leaders. You have to take the long-term perspective. Gain insight from reviewing your past and develop outsight by looking around.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know . Wiley. Location 243, Kindle Edition.

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development for this week: workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, hope you have a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of September 11

The week of September 18

The week of September 25

Sep 29

Canvas Exploration (Davis Center)

Fri., Sep. 29 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Sep 29

The week of October 02

Oct 3

Textbook Affordability and OER Workshop

Tue., Oct. 3 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 6

The Big Forum (IEPI Pathways Event)

Fri., Oct. 6 @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The week of October 09

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week!

For those who weren’t able to attend Convocation, or for those who just need to see it one more time, here is the link to the convocation videos:

Part 1 (Introductions, opening remarks & welcome): https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76488?key=1f8c31175639641980f83a510a028efbe9c3ec87

Part 2 (LRCCD Chancellor King’s address & SCC President Gutierrez’s address) : https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76495?key=893083a6068a2ee702ebdd355b58197da1df07f1

New hires and promotions recognized at convocation:

NOTE: there was an error in one of the titles listed for our new hires, please see below for corrected list of new hires.

Classified
Dalal AbboushiInstructional Assistant
Jorge AlvaradoStudent Personnel Assistant
Ahmed AmeerzadaInstructional Services Assistant II (Promotional)
Eric BanhCounseling Clerk II
Sandra BelmaresStudent Equity and Success Supervisor (Promotional)
Carly BrothertonLead library Technician
Maggie CarmonaAdministrative Assistant
Laura CavazosCustodian
Andrea CooperInstructional Services Assistant I
Diana DanielsAdministrative Assistant (Promotional)
Alicia DoxonClerk III
Baleria FloresLibrary Technician
Tania HernandezOutreach Specialist
Tiffanie HoResearch Analyst
Wendy LeeStudent Personnel Assistant
Haley LepperStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Cui LiLaboratory Technician
Lizzy LynchStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Kaitlyn MacGregorCommunications and Public Information Officer
Courtnee MackOutreach Specialist (Promotional)
Irina MarsantStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Zelene MolinaStudent Success and Support Program Specialist
Elisabeth OsaiFinancial Aid Clerk II
Jennifer PanagAdministrative Assistant
Paul RaynardClerk II
Shakeya RobinsonAccount Clerk III (Promotional)
Elizabeth ShutakLibrary Technician
Aksana ShyrochynaInstructional Services Assistant II
Marina ZanardelliStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Faculty, LTT, Counselors
Stephanie AbundoMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Halsey BoydMath Lab Coordinator
Nicholas DaleMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Carlin DaleyOccupational Therapy Assistant Professor
Randy DhandaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Larisa FigueroaDental Hygiene Assistant Professor
Rebecca GoodchildPublic Services Librarian
Julie GossettNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Abdelaziz KainaComputer Information Science Networking & Security Assistant Professor
Richard MaedaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Felicia MesaNursing (Registered Nurse) Assistant Professor LTT
Abida MukarramComputer Information Science Programming Assistant Professor
Valery NgassamPhysics/Astronomy Assistant Professor
Carlos PerezElectronics Technology Assistant Professor
Bradley PrudhelMechanical Electrical Technology Assistant Professor LTT
Rachel StewartCoordinator/Counselor
Managers
Steven BoydVice President of Instruction
Carrie BrayInterim Vice President Administrative Services
Robin IkegamiInterim Dean Language and Literature
Martin RamirezHispanic Serving Institution/STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SEI) Project Director
Carl SjovoldInterim Dean Behavior and Social Science
Michael GutierrezPresident

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester. Click here to register or obtain more information.  (Use the code OEIfree4U to waive the $65 registration fee. You may use this code only once.)

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 4 – September 11-17- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

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

Introduction to DSPS

 


IN THE NEWS:

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)

For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

 


CCC Technology For Student Success News

Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Online Education Initiative (OEI).

 


The Community College Journal, Fall 2017

Embracing Tech

The Universe of Networked devices is growing exponentially — and this trend has big implications for community colleges.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Fill Out This Bingo Card During Your First Faculty Meeting of the Year

Two years ago, McSweeney’s triggered a wave of delight in academe when it published a “First Faculty Meeting of the Year Bingo” card,dreamed up by Lisa Nikolidakis. We asked you to fill it out and send it back to us. And while many of you dutifully crossed off your speaker’s hackneyed attempts to relate, some went the extra mile and provided us a few new options for the bingo board.

 

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

Helping Students Make the Right Call on Cell Phones

Much has been written, both in Faculty Focus and elsewhere, about cell phones in the classroom. Such pieces typically break into two categories: whether to ban or not to ban, and techniques for using devices productively for educational purposes.

 

Facilitating Communities of Practice in Online Courses

What are communities of practice?
A community of practice is a network of people who exchange knowledge about a common profession. Members of the community exchange effective practices and share evidence and results while supporting each other on a personal level. Good examples of these communities are the LinkedIn groups that can be found for nearly any profession.

 

The Key Ingredients to Students’ Success in a College Course

It is very rewarding personally and professionally to teach psychology in higher education. As I reflect on teaching and working with students, I am mindful of the five key ingredients I have found to be valuable to their success in a course.

The first ingredient is creating a trusting, safe, and respectful learning environment for students to thrive. When students feel comfortable in their learning environment, they feel confident to express their ideas, ask questions, and connect with the course in a meaningful way.

 


 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Flipped Courses and Costs

Responding to ‘The College Lecture is Dying. Good Riddance’.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

NIKI OKUK

When workers own companies, the economy is more resilient

Another economic reality is possible — one that values community, sustainability and resiliency instead of profit by any means necessary. Niki Okuk shares her case for cooperative economics and a vision for how working-class people can organize and own the businesses they work for, making decisions for themselves and enjoying the fruits of their labor.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“The third truth is that Values Drive Commitment. People want to know what you stand for and believe in. They want to know what you value. And leaders need to know what others value if they are going to be able to forge alignments between personal values and organizational demands.

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know . Wiley. Location 243, Kindle Edition.

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development for this week: workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, hope your Labor Day weekend was productive and relaxing, and offer yourself and students a great week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of September 4

The week of September 21

The week of September 28

The week of October 04

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week!

For those who weren’t able to attend Convocation, or for those who just need to see it one more time, here is the link to the convocation videos:

Part 1 (Introductions, opening remarks & welcome): https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76488?key=1f8c31175639641980f83a510a028efbe9c3ec87

Part 2 (LRCCD Chancellor King’s address & SCC President Gutierrez’s address) : https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76495?key=893083a6068a2ee702ebdd355b58197da1df07f1

New hires and promotions recognized at convocation:

NOTE: there was an error in one of the titles listed for our new hires, please see below for corrected list of new hires.

Classified
Dalal AbboushiInstructional Assistant
Jorge AlvaradoStudent Personnel Assistant
Ahmed AmeerzadaInstructional Services Assistant II (Promotional)
Eric BanhCounseling Clerk II
Sandra BelmaresStudent Equity and Success Supervisor (Promotional)
Carly BrothertonLead library Technician
Maggie CarmonaAdministrative Assistant
Laura CavazosCustodian
Andrea CooperInstructional Services Assistant I
Diana DanielsAdministrative Assistant (Promotional)
Alicia DoxonClerk III
Baleria FloresLibrary Technician
Tania HernandezOutreach Specialist
Tiffanie HoResearch Analyst
Wendy LeeStudent Personnel Assistant
Haley LepperStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Cui LiLaboratory Technician
Lizzy LynchStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Kaitlyn MacGregorCommunications and Public Information Officer
Courtnee MackOutreach Specialist (Promotional)
Irina MarsantStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Zelene MolinaStudent Success and Support Program Specialist
Elisabeth OsaiFinancial Aid Clerk II
Jennifer PanagAdministrative Assistant
Paul RaynardClerk II
Shakeya RobinsonAccount Clerk III (Promotional)
Elizabeth ShutakLibrary Technician
Aksana ShyrochynaInstructional Services Assistant II
Marina ZanardelliStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Faculty, LTT, Counselors
Stephanie AbundoMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Halsey BoydMath Lab Coordinator
Nicholas DaleMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Carlin DaleyOccupational Therapy Assistant Professor
Randy DhandaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Larisa FigueroaDental Hygiene Assistant Professor
Rebecca GoodchildPublic Services Librarian
Julie GossettNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Abdelaziz KainaComputer Information Science Networking & Security Assistant Professor
Richard MaedaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Felicia MesaNursing (Registered Nurse) Assistant Professor LTT
Abida MukarramComputer Information Science Programming Assistant Professor
Valery NgassamPhysics/Astronomy Assistant Professor
Carlos PerezElectronics Technology Assistant Professor
Bradley PrudhelMechanical Electrical Technology Assistant Professor LTT
Rachel StewartCoordinator/Counselor
Managers
Steven BoydVice President of Instruction
Carrie BrayInterim Vice President Administrative Services
Robin IkegamiInterim Dean Language and Literature
Martin RamirezHispanic Serving Institution/STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SEI) Project Director
Carl SjovoldInterim Dean Behavior and Social Science
Michael GutierrezPresident

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

Wednesday, Aug. 30,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

Thursday, Aug. 31,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester. Click here to register or obtain more information.  (Use the code OEIfree4U to waive the $65 registration fee. You may use this code only once.)

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 3 – September 4-10- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

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

Introduction to DSPS

 


IN THE NEWS:

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)

For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

 


Research

California Community Colleges

As open access institutions, community colleges provide open access to the majority of higher education students in the state of California, and serve as the main entry point to college for many under-served student populations like Latina/os and African-Americans. With a dynamic set of organizational structures and institutional priorities, and being highly bureaucratic and unionized institutions, community colleges are complicated organizations that vary in their capacity and willingness to achieve equitable outcomes for students of color.

 


CCC Technology For Student Success News

Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Online Education Initiative (OEI).

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Trump May End DACA in 6 Months, Fueling Uncertainty for Undocumented Students

President Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he will end a program that has allowed some 800,000 young immigrants to live, work, and study in the United States without fear of immediate deportation. His action may be delayed for six months to give Congress a chance to act, according to reports published over the weekend.

 

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 Challenge to Current Grading Practices

There’s a lot to be gained from considering ideas and arguments at odds with current practice. In higher education, many instructional practices are accepted and replicated with little thought. Fortunately, there are a few scholars who keep asking tough questions and challenging conventional thinking. Australian D. Royce Sadler is one of them. His views on feedback and assessment are at odds with the mainstream, but his scholarship is impeccable, well-researched, and logically coherent. His ideas merit our attention, make for rich discussion, and should motivate us to delve into the assumptions that ground current policies and practices.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 ERIKA GREGORY
Today nine nations collectively control more than 15,000 nuclear weapons, each hundreds of times more powerful than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We don’t need more nuclear weapons; we need a new generation to face the unfinished challenge of disarmament started decades ago. Nuclear reformer Erika Gregory calls on today’s rising leaders — those born in a time without Cold War fears and duck-and-cover training — to pursue an ambitious goal: ridding the world of nuclear weapons by 2045.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

 

“The second truth is that Credibility Is the Foundation of Leadership. You have to believe in you, but others have to believe in you, too. What does it take for others to believe in you? Short answer: Credibility. We’ve said it many times, but we need to say it again, especially in these times when people have become cynical about their leaders and institutions: If people don’t believe in you, they won’t willingly follow you.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know . Wiley. Location 243, Kindle Edition.

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development, workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests this week are below:

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, welcome to the Fall 2017 Semester!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of August 28

Wednesday, Aug. 30,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

Thursday, Aug. 31,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

The week of September 4

The week of September 21

The week of September 28

The week of October 04

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week!

For those who weren’t able to attend Convocation, or for those who just need to see it one more time, here is the link to the convocation videos:

Part 1 (Introductions, opening remarks & welcome): https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76488?key=1f8c31175639641980f83a510a028efbe9c3ec87

Part 2 (LRCCD Chancellor King’s address & SCC President Gutierrez’s address) : https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76495?key=893083a6068a2ee702ebdd355b58197da1df07f1

 

New hires and promotions recognized at convocation:

NOTE: there was an error in one of the titles listed for our new hires, please see below for corrected list of new hires.

Classified
Dalal AbboushiInstructional Assistant
Jorge AlvaradoStudent Personnel Assistant
Ahmed AmeerzadaInstructional Services Assistant II (Promotional)
Eric BanhCounseling Clerk II
Sandra BelmaresStudent Equity and Success Supervisor (Promotional)
Carly BrothertonLead library Technician
Maggie CarmonaAdministrative Assistant
Laura CavazosCustodian
Andrea CooperInstructional Services Assistant I
Diana DanielsAdministrative Assistant (Promotional)
Alicia DoxonClerk III
Baleria FloresLibrary Technician
Tania HernandezOutreach Specialist
Tiffanie HoResearch Analyst
Wendy LeeStudent Personnel Assistant
Haley LepperStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Cui LiLaboratory Technician
Lizzy LynchStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Kaitlyn MacGregorCommunications and Public Information Officer
Courtnee MackOutreach Specialist (Promotional)
Irina MarsantStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Zelene MolinaStudent Success and Support Program Specialist
Elisabeth OsaiFinancial Aid Clerk II
Jennifer PanagAdministrative Assistant
Paul RaynardClerk II
Shakeya RobinsonAccount Clerk III (Promotional)
Elizabeth ShutakLibrary Technician
Aksana ShyrochynaInstructional Services Assistant II
Marina ZanardelliStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Faculty, LTT, Counselors
Stephanie AbundoMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Halsey BoydMath Lab Coordinator
Nicholas DaleMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Carlin DaleyOccupational Therapy Assistant Professor
Randy DhandaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Larisa FigueroaDental Hygiene Assistant Professor
Rebecca GoodchildPublic Services Librarian
Julie GossettNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Abdelaziz KainaComputer Information Science Networking & Security Assistant Professor
Richard MaedaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Felicia MesaNursing (Registered Nurse) Assistant Professor LTT
Abida MukarramComputer Information Science Programming Assistant Professor
Valery NgassamPhysics/Astronomy Assistant Professor
Carlos PerezElectronics Technology Assistant Professor
Bradley PrudhelMechanical Electrical Technology Assistant Professor LTT
Rachel StewartCoordinator/Counselor
Managers
Steven BoydVice President of Instruction
Carrie BrayInterim Vice President Administrative Services
Robin IkegamiInterim Dean Language and Literature
Martin RamirezHispanic Serving Institution/STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SEI) Project Director
Carl SjovoldInterim Dean Behavior and Social Science
Michael GutierrezPresident

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

Wednesday, Aug. 30,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

Thursday, Aug. 31,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester. Click here to register or obtain more information.  (Use the code OEIfree4U to waive the $65 registration fee. You may use this code only once.)

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

This weeks article through the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 1 – August 28 – September 1- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

Welcome to the 1st week of ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs August 28-September 1

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 


IN THE NEWS:

The President’s approval rating has now dropped to 25% in California, and while I doubt he cares–he should.

As the most politically progressive state in the union, California is often a leading indicator of future trends across a spectrum of opinions and issues. As one notable example, it is the only state with a policy specifically aimed at achieving student equity in educational outcomes in its
community colleges.

 


CCC Technology For Student Success News

Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Online Education Initiative (OEI).

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

In a Fake News Climate, Critical Thinking Skills Are More Crucial Than Ever

“FBI Insider: Clinton Emails Linked to Political Pedophile Sex Ring,” declared a blog post just days before the U.S. presidential election.

And earlier this year [2017], an online headline blasted: “BOMBSHELL: Trump and Putin Spotted at Swiss Resort Prior to Election.”

There was only one problem. Neither was true at all. Even the sources were suspect.

 

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

Questioning the Two-Hour Rule for Studying

Faculty often tell students to study two hours for every credit hour. Where and when did this rule of thumb originate? I’ve been unable to track down its genesis. I suspect it started around 1909, when the Carnegie Unit (CU) was accepted as the standard measure of class time. [See Heffernan (1973) and Shedd (2003) for thorough histories of the credit hour.] The U.S. Department of Education defines the credit hour as “One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester…” The expectation was the norm when I was in college in the 1980s and more seasoned professors indicate it was expected in the 1970s too.

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Niki Okuk · Entrepreneur
Another economic reality is possible — one that values community, sustainability and resiliency instead of profit by any means necessary. Niki Okuk shares her case for cooperative economics and a vision for how working-class people can organize and own the businesses they work for, making decisions for themselves and enjoying the fruits of their labor.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“The first truth is that You Make a Difference. It is the most fundamental truth of all. Before you can lead, you have to believe that you can have a positive impact on others. You have to believe in yourself. That’s where it all begins. Leadership begins when you believe you can make a difference.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know . Wiley. Location 235, Kindle Edition.

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Greetings and welcome to the fall 2017 semester! Thanks go to the many people that organized, offered, and participated in Professional Development last week, as well as attended both parts of Convocation! As for the WINNER by a large margin of the Amazon Fire during the Program Showcase event, our very own LINDA REYNOLDS from the Business Division made it to 95% of the exhibits. Congratulations! You may come to the Staff Resource Center in LRC 106 to claim your door prize!

You can look forward to the full convocation videos available in the next week, including a list of all hires!

Professional Development, workshops, events, and Interests this week:

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, welcome to the Fall 2017 Semester!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of August 21-27

The week of August 28- September 3

The week of September 4-10

The week of September 21

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

 

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Sacramento Bee

2 College Presidents Begin in Los Rios

Whitney Yamamura, left, has been appointed the next president of Folsom Lake College, and Michael Gutierrez, right, will be Sacramento City College’s new president.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors See Charlottesville as a Starting Point for Discussions on Race

Students aren’t always comfortable talking about race, especially at the beginning of the semester in a classroom led by a professor they don’t know yet.

 

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

How Teacher-Scholars Prepare Students for an Evolving World

You’ve probably heard “ivory tower” jokes or other ways of lampooning academic researchers and scholars….


Faculty Focus

Three Reasons to Ditch Technology in Your Flipped Classroom

What would happen if you were to arrive to your classroom, unplug the devices, turn off the projector, and step away from the PowerPoint slides … just for the day?

What would you and your students do in class?

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Susan Pinker

The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy — it’s their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions. Learn more about super longevity as Pinker explains what it takes to live to 100 and beyond.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

Valuable Gift of a Nurturing Environment
August 21, 2017

I dreamed a thousand new paths . . . I woke and walked my old one.
-Chinese Proverb

ExchangeEveryDay.com

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development, workshops, events, flex and Convocation Interests this week:

 

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, welcome to the Fall 2017 Semester!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of August 14-18

Professional Development Week

 


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)

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

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 COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Ads Spell Out What Career and Technical Education Really Is — and Who It’s For

To attract a generation of students, colleges try to shift outdated perceptions of a pathway to promising 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

 

How Teacher-Scholars Prepare Students for an Evolving World

You’ve probably heard “ivory tower” jokes or other ways of lampooning academic researchers and scholars….


Faculty Focus

Brainstorming Questionnaire for Designing or Improving a Course with Increased Faculty Presence

Faculty presence is a component of the online classroom that’s sometimes overlooked or underestimated by new online instructors, but it is often the most important determining factor for a student’s success and overall satisfaction in a course.

Engaging Students in Online Courses: Adding Experiential to Asynchrony

Teaching online is a unique experience for faculty and students. Although I love the online environment for some courses, it does present its own challenges. One of those challenges is how to engage online students in activities that push them to go beyond simply reading, interpreting, and interacting. After all, the idea (in most cases) is that the student can apply their learning, knowledge, and skills in their respective fields of study. As such, we are constantly seeking ways to engage students in learning that goes beyond the “click-through” material.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Manoush Zomorodi

Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It’s because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“…We describe in the workforce how it has changed from what previous generations knew, becoming increasingly diverse, multi-cultural, dispersed, horizontal, and distributed, and, consequently, requiring more collaboration than competition.”

The Truth about Leadership

by James M. Pouzes and Barry Z. Posner

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of May 15th

ESTEEM by the week tidbits-spring17

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

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

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

Final Exam Schedule

End of full semester, May 17

 


Summer Schedule

June 


July


August

 


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

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

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

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Sacramento Bee

Psychiatric patients desperately need housing. We’re failing them

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

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

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

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

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

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Using Metacognition to Reframe our Thinking about Learning Styles

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

 

“Why Do I Need to Know This?”

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

 


Community College Research Center, CCRC

Spring Issue, 2017

New Report on Guided Pathways

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

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Jorge Drexler:
Poetry, music and identity

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

 Other categories:

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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Conclusion

FOCUS ON BUILDING SKILLS, CONCEPTS, AND HABITS OF MIND

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

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

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of May 8th

ESTEEM by the week tidbits-spring17

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

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of May 8th

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

Final Exam Schedule

End of full semester, May 17

 


Summer Schedule

June 


July


August

 


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

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

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

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

With a Degree, Diverging From a Well-Worn Path

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

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

 

Rebranding Student Learning Assessment

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

 

Ten Study Strategies for Students and Their Teachers

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


Community College Research Center, CCRC

Spring Issue, 2017

New Report on Guided Pathways

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

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Sangu Delle:

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

 Other categories:

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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Engaging Faculty and Staff

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

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

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of May 1st

ESTEEM by the week tidbits-spring17

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

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of May 1st

The week of May 8th

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

Final Exam Schedule

The week of May 15th

End of full semester, May 17


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

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

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

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits


IN THE NEWS:

The New York Times

Life in College After a Life in Foster Care

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

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

FOSTER YOUTH


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Want Happier Professors? Try Being Nice

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

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition


Faculty Focus

Four Types of Group Work Activities to Engage Students

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

Ten Concierge ‘Keys’ for Supporting Individualized Online Course Development

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


AACC, Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2017

Getting in Tune with Funders


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

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

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

 Other categories:

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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Engaging Faculty and Staff

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

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

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

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

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

ESTEEM by the week tidbits-spring17

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

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


Professional Development and Calendar Related Information:

The week of April 17th

The week of April 24th

The week of May 1st

The week of May 8th

The week of May 15th

 


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

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

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

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

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

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

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

Benefits include:

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

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

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

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

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Thinking beyond the classroom

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

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Literacy Levels Among College Students

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

What Happened When I Stopped Lecturing

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

Five Ways to Get Students Thinking about Learning, Not Grades

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

Study Strategies for Before, During, and After Class

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

Fostering Student Connectedness: Building Relationships in the Classroom

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

Understanding Our Strengths and Weaknesses as Teachers

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

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

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2017

Getting in Tune with Funders

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest and Trending Releases

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
We should all be feminists

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

 Other categories:

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

Click here: TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

CONCEPTS VERSUS CONTENT

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

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