Connecting with Success, Professional Development, Staff Resource Center
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
On behalf of The Staff Resource Center for Professional Development and in support of Student Equity & Success, the fall 2016 Professional Development and Flex Program Guide link is below. This semesters initiative, “Connecting with Success” provides on going focus addressing Professional Development, much of it as “Flex” with relationship to Student Equity and Student Success programs by strengthening the campus culture. The Staff Resource Center’s partnership with SSSP & Student Equity strives to provide a concentration on teaching, learning, and service across the college service areas.
Technology on Wednesday
Kimberly Papillon, Thursday morning
Flex Thursday afternoon
Convocation Friday, Division and Department meetings
Professional Development Program Outcomes
Seek to discover the focus of these five overarching Indicators as they relate to Student Equity & Success concerning our general roles:
• Basic Skills
• Course Completion
• Degree/Certificate Attainment
Recognizing the disproportionate gaps that exist, strive to determine a method to assess what may be causing gaps and a process for evaluating how to address and redirect the programs to close the gap. These focus across Five Indicators primarily as the students access the classroom:
• Course Progress
Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process should also include ways to intervene and create socratic dialogue based on:
- Conversations About Race
• Classroom Observations and Strategies
• Data on Student Achievement
Finally, the five major themes help to organize our ongoing professional development. They intend to bring attention to working with faculty in classroom as well as service areas regarding intervention and student support by improving retention, persistence, and completion rates involving:
Clarity– pathways, processes, communication
Connectivity – with students and between divisions, programs and services
Community – caring, tracking progress, intervention, mutual support, collaboration, sharing resources, personal enrichment
Culture – cultural awareness and sensitivity in instruction, service delivery and our interactions
Completion – continuous improvement and achievement of successful student outcomes
All workshops are linked to the Faculty/Staff calendar, and offer registration for every workshop.
This will assist our presenters in knowing beforehand who their participants are. Handouts will be available through the Professional Development database. Convocation’s program on Friday will focus on “Connecting with Success, The 100 Year Anniversary”. Within the program you will find the highlights for Friday, August 19th with the timing of “Convocation” from 9:00-11:30 a.m. As always we look forward to your feedback. Our traditional survey on flex and convocation satisfaction will be sent out at the beginning of the fall 2016 semester. Again, on behalf of the Staff Resource Center, thank you to the many colleagues who have prepared 36 general education workshops and across the semester. We look forward to your participation and feedback.
On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, we look forward to a very productive summer and fall season.
Diana, Elaine, Nazmul, Norman, Sophia, Tamanna, & Tyler
Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success
Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:
Professional Development/Flex Week, August 15-19, 2016
The week of August 22nd
The week of August 29th
Student Equity & Success Professional Development
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