New this week:
New additions and links this week to the Professional Development Data Base:
Community Resources Guide- for students and personnel
Work Experience Education & Internship Program, Tracey Hodge, M.A., Faculty Program Coordinator
IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014. This is a district professional development opportunity. See the calendar for the week of October 27 for more information, the application is due by this Friday, September 26.
The week of September 22
The week of September 29
The week of October 6
The week of October 13
The week of October 20
The week of October 27
Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:
Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!
Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results
Los Rios’ participation in the White House Summit For Community Colleges
Sacramento City College Student Success
Teaching, Learning, and Service
The Early Alert Referral System
This is a referral system for educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!
IN THE NEWS:
The Chronicle for Higher Education
The Quest for Student Success—Read a special report on innovation in academe, focused on formulas for student success.
Inside Higher Education
The Mind Unleashed
The Postsecondary National Policy Institute
Los Rios Student Success Update
A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter
The RP Group
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
Train Your Brain
September 22-28, 2014
The head thinks, the hands labor, but it’s the heart that laughs.
-Liz Curtis Higgs
The Mind Unleashed website listed 10 ways to train your brain to let go of habits by creating new neural pathways. Here are a few of them:
Identify the habit you’d like to transform and set the intention. If there is this high intention, then creating new pathways in your brain is bound to happen.
Shift your focus. To create a new neural pathway, you take the focus off the old habit, and then that old habit eventually falls away.
Use your imagination. Just imagine the new behaviors over and over and over. Keep repeating that in your mind, so you build new pathways.
Interrupt your thoughts and patterns when they arise. Say “no” or “cancel” when an old thought or impulse comes in, and say, “I don’t have to do that anymore.”
Make your week a productive one!
Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,
Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center