January 26-Feb 1, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS THIS WEEK:

Thanks to everyone who participated in Sacramento City College’s Spring 2015 Flex & Convocation Week Professional Development Series! A huge THANK YOU to all of our presenters, attendees, and facilitator’s. We would love to get your feedback regarding the professional development, flex, and Convocation events.

Therefore, if you haven’t already participated in offering your feedback, in the spirit of continuous improvement, please follow the link below to submit your opinions. The survey participation due date is Friday, January 30.

SPRING 2015 FLEX AND CONVOCATION SATISFACTION SURVEY

For faculty that are required to report your professional development through flex obligation, here is the link to the form. Save it to your documents folder, then complete, print, sign, scan (or physical turn in) and e-mail a copy into your dean’s office by April 15, 2015.

Flex Obligation Form Spring 2015

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of January 26

The week of February 02

Feb 6

INTRO TO D2L

Fri., Feb. 6 @ 9:30am - 10:30am

The week of February 09

Feb 10
Feb 13

The week of February 16

Feb 16
Feb 17
Feb 20

GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION

Fri., Feb. 20 @ 9:30am - 10:30am

Distance Education, Web-Based, and Handouts from Spring 2015 Flex Week Workshops (Anytime)

3C Media Solutions 

A Student Engagement Model: A Flipped Classroom Model Using Montessori Pedogogical Instructional Strategies in a Five Step Process of Course Delivery for Implications On Student Success

Avoid Email Overload

Apply the Online Education Initiative (OEI) developed Course Design Rubric to Your Online Courses

How to Make Videos and Caption Them

Tools Beyond the Classroom: How You Can Help Students Succeed in Your Class When Crisis Hits (Flex Thursday)

Using Google Analytics to Improve your SCC Website (Tech Wednesday) 

Using Los Rios Wi-Fi


CONVOCATION, Spring 2015 Highlights

Here are the highlights of Convocation, including the President’s message, the Chancellor’s Keynote, and the Accreditation Self-Evaluation Open Forum Presentation and Review Draft links…

SCC Convocation Web Page

President Jeffery’s Spring 2015 Convocation Address Presentation

  • A Look Back at Sacramento City College and preparation for the 100 year anniversary
  • Accomplishments over the last year, 2014
  • A look ahead at Accreditation

The Chancellor’s Keynote…

  • The Spring Convocation Presentation
  • Tom Hanks’ opinion piece in the New York Times—a California community college “made me what I am today”
  • A fact sheet regarding President Obama’s “America’s College Promise Proposal” to make community college more accessible and affordable

Convocation – Spring 2015 – Accreditation Presentation

Here are the links to the 2015 Accreditation REVIEW DRAFTS. If you have any questions or feedback, please click the link and e-mail us!

Standard I, II, III, & IV

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 

Institutional Plans for Student Success

The Student Equity Plan, 2014-15

The Student Success & Support Plan, 2014-15

 


Student Support

The Early Alert Referral System & Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, academic progress, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

 Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

As faculty and staff members, you may encounter various crises that require urgent attention.  You are in a prime position to come into contact with a student who would benefit from prompt counseling assistance for personal or mental health problems.

Distressed behaviors are often emotional but not necessarily disruptive.  If you have a student experiencing any of the following, informing the student about available assistance through the Counseling Center may be helpful.

Emergency Services

District ER on Campus

 


IN THE NEWS:

The New York Times

A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt

The Value of Community Colleges

From The Upshot: Community College and the Economy

Tom Hanks on His Two Years at Chabot College

 


The Chronicle for Higher Education

What the President’s Tax Proposal Would Mean for Higher Education

 


Faculty Focus

Strategies for Preventing Student Resistance

It’s Not Too Early to Begin Preparing Students for Cumulative Finals 

Supporting International Students Online

Why Students Don’t Attend Office Hours

 


Inside Higher Education

Two Years of Free Community College

 


College Planning & Management

College Planning & Management December 2014 Issue

 


Community College Journal

Community College Journal Winter Issue, 2014-15

 


 Announcing… the new HR Training web page! 

 The Employee Training and Staff Development web pages are now consolidated into just this one Employee Training web page. With everything in one place, it’s easier to find and access the most updated training documents and information.

Some of the links are not active yet, but they will be activated as soon as the content is developed and uploaded.

How to find it without the link:

  1. Go to losrios.edu
  2. Employees
  3. All other links require secure login – click here to enter
  4. Human Resources
  5. Employee Training

If you have suggestions about things to add or things to have available under multiple classifications, please let Valerie Carrigan know at the district office at 916.568.3106 or at carrigv@losrios.edu

 


TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Morgana Bailey:

The danger of hiding who you are

Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences. In front of an audience of her co-workers, she reflects on what it means to fear the judgment of others, and how it makes us judge ourselves.

Trending Now

Carol Dweck:

The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Good Teachers Make Good Leaders

January 26-Feb 1, 2015

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
-Richard Feynman

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, our advice, plan accordingly, and give yourself an inspiring week!

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

January 19-25, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

For those of you that missed the convocation program, look for material next week related to the event. Highlights were:

 

- The President’s Address…

– Come Walk With Me will return this semester

– Reflections of the chalkboard in the quad “Before I die I want to… (See below for the TED talk trending this week…

– Pugh Report on Millennial’s…

 

The Chancellor’s Keynote…

State of the District…

See the calendar below for more information…

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of January 19

The week of January 26

The week of February 02

Feb 6

INTRO TO D2L

Fri., Feb. 6 @ 9:30am - 10:30am

 


CONVOCATION, Spring 2015, Friday, January 16, 2015 Highlights

If you missed Convocation, including the President’s message and the Chancellor’s keynote, along with the Accreditation Self-Study Open Forum, look for these highlights next week”

SCC Convocation Web Page

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System & Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, academic progress, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

 Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

As faculty and staff members, you may encounter various crises that require urgent attention.  You are in a prime position to come into contact with a student who would benefit from prompt counseling assistance for personal or mental health problems.

Distressed behaviors are often emotional but not necessarily disruptive.  If you have a student experiencing any of the following, informing the student about available assistance through the Counseling Center may be helpful.

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

What the President’s Tax Proposal Would Mean for Higher Education

City College of San Francisco Wins a Reprieve in Its Accreditation Battle

Community Colleges Buck the Trend of Shrinking Humanities

College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure.

 


 

Faculty Focus

Keeping Students on Board with Concept Maps

Six Tips for Preparing Your Online Course

Five Tips for Dealing with Combative Students in the Online Environment

Effective Ways to Structure Discussion

 


 

Inside Higher Education

Judge Weighs In on CCSF

Federal Promise Unveiled

 


 

College Planning & Management

College Planning & Management December 2014 Issue

 


 

Community College Journal

Community College Journal Winter Issue, 2014-15

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Matthieu Ricard:

How to let altruism be your guide

What is altruism? Put simply, it’s the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism is also a great lens for making decisions, both for the short and long term, in work and in life.

Trending Now

Candy Chang:

Before I die I want to…

In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What’s your answer?)


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Martin Luther King Jr. on Leadership

January 19-25, 2015

Innovative capitalists have tried to rewrite nature, but to no avail.
-Astrid Alauda

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, here’s to a brilliant beginning to the spring semester.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Effective 2015

In line with the IRS announcement that the mileage rate for 2015 will increase to 57.5¢ per mile, the District mileage rate will change, accordingly, on January 1, 2015. Travel on or after January 1, 2015 will be reimbursed at the rate of 57.5¢ per mile. Travel before January 1, 2015 will be reimbursed at 56¢ per mile.

For more comprehensive information regarding travel procedures, please check out the SCC Travel Procedure page.

January 12-18, 2015 – Spring- Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

Spring 2015 Flex & Convocation Week, Professional Development Series

See the calendar below for more information:

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of January 12

For more information, see

Spring 2015 Flex & Convocation Week, Professional Development Series

The week of January 19

 


 SPRING 2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FLEX:

Spring 2015 Flex & Convocation Week, Professional Development Series

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2015 – TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT INTEREST WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 


CONVOCATION, Spring 2015, Friday, January 16, 2015

SCC Convocation Web Page

SCC Spring 2015 Convocation Calendar Page

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System & Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, academic progress, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

 Counseling Crisis Intervention Services

As faculty and staff members, you may encounter various crises that require urgent attention.  You are in a prime position to come into contact with a student who would benefit from prompt counseling assistance for personal or mental health problems.

Distressed behaviors are often emotional but not necessarily disruptive.  If you have a student experiencing any of the following, informing the student about available assistance through the Counseling Center may be helpful.


IN THE NEWS:

A Note from The Chancellor, Brian King

Overview of the Governor’s 2015-16 Budget Proposal and Implications for Community Colleges and Los Rios

 


 

The Chronicle for Higher Education

 Obama Proposes Free Community College for Millions of Students

Free-College Plan Evokes Spirit of Historic Higher Ed Acts

Who Has a Stake in Obama’s Free Community-College Plan?

 The Players Who Influenced Obama’s Free-College Plan

 What Students Pay at Community Colleges Now—and How Obama’s Proposal Might Change That

 


 

Faculty Focus

Effective Ways to Structure Discussion

 Plagiarism: An Interesting Disconnect between Students’ Thoughts and Actions

Using Fundamental Concepts and Essential Questions to Promote Critical Thinking

 


 

Inside Higher Education

Adjunct Insecurity

Experimenting with Competency

 


 

College Planning & Management December 2014 Issue

 


 

Community College Journal Winter Issue, 2014-15

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Navi Radjou:

Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits 

Navi Radjou has spent years studying “jugaad,” also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally. Peppering his talk with a wealth of examples of human ingenuity at work, Radjou also shares three principles for how we can all do more with less.

Trending Now

Thomas Hellum:

The world’s most boring television … and why it’s hilariously addictive

You’ve heard about slow food. Now here’s slow … TV? In this very funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live — and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7-hour train journey, an 18-hour fishing expedition and a 5.5-day ferry voyage along the coast of Norway. The results are both beautiful and fascinating. Really.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Visions, Values, & New Goals in the New Year

January 12-18, 2015

“Good schools, like good societies and good families, celebrate and cherish diversity.”
-Deborah Meier

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, we look forward to your participation and contributions this spring semester. In the meantime, wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Brody Choy, Diana Daniels, Tamanna Khatun, Norman Lorenz, & Tyler Wyckoff

Staff Resource Center

December 15-21, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

Final Exams

End of Semester

Winter Recess

Spring 2015 Flex & Convocation Week, Professional Development Series

See the calendar below for more information:

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of December 15

The week of January 12

For more information, see

Spring 2015 Flex & Convocation Week, Professional Development Series

The week of January 19

 


 SPRING 2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FLEX:

Spring 2015 Flex & Convocation Week, Professional Development Series

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2015 – TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT INTEREST WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 


CONVOCATION, Spring 2015, Friday, January 16, 2015

SCC Convocation Web Page

SCC Spring 2015 Convocation Calendar Page

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, academic progress, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

 The Talk—and Pledges—at the White House Summit on College Opportunity

 More Than 100 Colleges Made Pledges at the First White House Summit. Here’s How 6 Fared.

 At the White House Summit, 3 Things That Worked—and 2 That Didn’t

 


Faculty Focus

Our Weekly Conversation about Teaching and Learning

How to Communicate the Value of Your Faculty Development Center

Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills

 


Inside Higher Education

Room to Experiment

Black and Not Feeling Welcome

Teaching International Students

 


Community College Research Center

The December Issue

Community College Research Center: The December Issue

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

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.

Trending Now

Philip Zimbardo:

The psychology of time

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Visions, Values, & New Goals in the New Year

December 15-21, 2014

“With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability.”

Barack Obama

Read more at: Brainy Quote

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center, we wish everyone a Happy Holidays!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Brody Choy, Diana Daniels, Tamanna Khatun, Norman Lorenz, & Tyler Wyckoff

Staff Resource Center

December 8-14, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

BROWN BAG WITH BRIAN (RESCHEDULED)

D2L Drop Ins

Launching of Spring 2015 Flex, Professional Development & Convocation schedules, see links below…

Finals week of December 12-18:

LAST DAY FOR DIVISIONS TO ENTER DIVISIONAL PRIORITIES ONLINE

Final Exams

End of Semester

Winter Recess

See the calendar below for more information:

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of December 8

The week of December 15

The week of January 12

For more information, see the Spring 2015 Flex & Professional Development Booklet schedule below for Technology Wednesday & Thursday PD/Flex workshops, including Convocation Friday.

The week of January 19

 

 


 SPRING 2015 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FLEX:

Spring 2015 Professional Development/Flex Booklet (This link will go live later this week!)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2015 – TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT INTEREST WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 


CONVOCATION, Spring 2015, Friday, January 16, 2015

Continental Breakfast, City Cafe, 7:00am – 7:45 am

Celebration of Excellence, Performing Arts Center Theater, 8:00am – 8:45am

Convocation Program, Performing Arts Center Theater, 9:00am – 10:30am

Accreditation Forum, Performing Arts Center & City Cafe, 10:30am – 1:00pm (Tentative)

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Students’ Long Paths to Completion Carry Major Financial Consequences

Can Digital ‘Badges’ and ‘Nanodegrees’ Protect Job Seekers From a First-Round Knockout?

Fostering Entrepreneurial Spirit in a City of Immigrants

New Rules Would Judge Teacher-Prep Programs on Job Placements and Student Learning

 


Faculty Focus

Cruel Student Comments: Seven Ways to Soothe the Sting

How to Deal with Incivility in the Online Classroom

Why We Believe in Our Students, a Timely Reminder

 


Inside Higher Education

Allegations and Bullet Fly in Texas

 


Community College Research Center

The December Issue

Community College Research Center: The December Issue

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Rainer Strack:
It sounds counter intuitive, but by 2030, many of the world’s largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and quite charming — talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to do that, they need to start by changing the culture in their businesses.

Trending Now

Susan Colantuono:
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways — for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Reflections & Wishes…

December 8-14, 2014

 If you think you can do a thing, or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
-Henry Ford

Completing the last two weeks of the semester will be over before we know it. Being mindful during this crunch time of each other and our purpose will insure civility and respect. Reflecting upon these ideals as values for one another can make dreams and wishes come true!
Happy Holidays!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

December 1-7, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

Department Unit Plan revisions due today online

D2L Drop Ins

SLOAC Workshop

CLA Session 8 Workshop at District Office (Cancelled)

Verify Rosters in preparation for Finals

 

Looking ahead to the week of December 1st:

See the calendar below…

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of December 1

The week of December 8

The week of December 15


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

SARS is a student referral system for educators across campus. The referral provides students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom with appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion. The results can lead to student success! Please communicate with the student and refer her/him if you feel she/he could benefit from these resources.

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Alcohol’s Hold on Campus: A River of Booze

Students’ Long Paths to Completion Carry Major Financial Consequences

How Obama’s Action on Immigration Will Affect Higher Education

 


Faculty Focus

Unlocking the Mystery of Critical Thinking

 


Inside Higher Education

Teaching International Students

5 Reasons To Allow Digital Devices In Your Classroom

 


Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

To see is to believe, says Oren Yakobovich — which is why he helps everyday people use hidden cameras to film dangerous situations of violence, political fraud and abuse. His organization, Videre, uncovers, verifies and publicizes human-rights abuses that the world needs to witness.

Trending Now

Amy Cuddy:
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Thinking…

December 1-7, 2014

“modern world demands that we all think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally; that we think from a different angle, with a different set of muscles, with a different set of expectations; that we think with neither fear nor favor, with neither blind optimism nor sour skepticism. That we think like—ahem—a Freak.”
Steven D. Levitt, Think Like a Freak

As we approach finals week, the days ahead are opportunities to listen, carefully observe, and proceed with a sense of empowerment. The results of these accomplishments may evolve student retention, completion, persistence, and for some, graduation! We shall be mindful of our purpose.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

November 24-30, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

D2L Drop-Ins

Cooking Shouldn’t Kill: How Solar Cooking Improve the Lives of Millions

Looking ahead to the week of December 1st:

See the calendar below…

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 24

The week of December 1

The week of December 8

The week of December 15


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

Forget the Rise in Tuition and Fees, What About Living Expenses?

Tuition and Fees, 1998-99 Through 2014-15

 


Faculty Focus

Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful

Thinking Horizontally and Vertically About Blended Learning

Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

New Faculty Survey Finds More Learner-Centered Teaching, Less Lecturing

 


Inside Higher Education

What Professors Are Thinking

Questionable Quotations

 


Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Mark Plotkin:
“The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle,” says Mark Plotkin, “It’s the isolated and uncontacted tribes.” In an energetic and sobering talk, the ethnobotanist brings us into the world of the forest’s indigenous tribes and the incredible medicinal plants that their shamans use to heal. He outlines the challenges and perils that are endangering them — and their wisdom — and urges us to protect this irreplaceable repository of knowledge.

Trending Now

Terry Moore:
Terry Moore found out he’d been tying his shoes the wrong way his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he takes the stage to share a better way. (Historical note: This was the very first 3-minute audience talk given from the TED stage, in 2005.)

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Thanksgiving Hope…

November 24-30, 2014

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

Oprah Winfrey

Read more at

Brainy Quote

Happy Thanksgiving,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

November 17-23, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

D2L Drop-Ins

Prehistoric Geography Secrets…

Brown Bag with Brian, RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014, 12-1 P.M. STUDENT CENTER

The Story…

Launching the Division Charette, see below for the link!

Hands-On Rice Dumplings

Native Americans in the Public Eye…

Court is in Session at SCC…

See the calendar links below!


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 17

The week of November 24

The week of December 1

The week of December 8

The week of December 15


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

Short-Term Certificates Boom, but Study Finds They Don’t Help Students Get Jobs

With Republican Gains, Adjuncts May Struggle to Keep Foothold on Capitol Hill

 


Faculty Focus

New Magna Publications’ Website Means Changes to Faculty Focus

Reporting, Reacting, and Reflecting: Guidelines for Journal Writing

Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning

More Efficient Meetings Lead to More Effective Decisions

What We Can Learn from Unsuccessful Online Students

 


Inside Higher Education

The Shrinking Academic Workforce

Standardized Tests for the Job Market


Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1930s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, he shows how this tool measures societies across the three dimensions that actually matter. And reveals the dramatic reordering of nations that occurs when you use it.

Trending Now

How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

November 17-23, 2014

“Keep making extraordinary things happen!”

James Kouzes, 2014

 

Gift yourself a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

November 10-16, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

This week:

D2L Drop-Ins

Veterans’ Day

Program Plan’s due to the PRIE Office

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of November 10

The week of November 17

The week of November 24


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Spring 2014 Charette)

The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Summer 2014 Charette)

Coming Soon… “The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)”

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

In the Final ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule, a Key Measure Vanishes

Federal Court Protects an Adjunct’s Complaints About Working Conditions

Lamar Alexander Wants to Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

 


Faculty Focus

Climbing the Stairs: Observations on a Teaching Career

Threshold Concepts: Portals to New Ways of Thinking

Managing Difficult Conversations: Advice for Academic Leaders

What Can We Learn from Accidental Learning?

Online Discussion Questions That Work


Inside Higher Education

Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology

 


College Planning & Management

College Planning & Management October 2014 Issue



Instructional Tools

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Program

Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference

 


 

TED TALKS:

Newly Released

Be an opportunity maker

We all want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how to get started? (And … what if you’re shy?) Writer Kare Anderson shares her own story of chronic shyness, and how she opened up her world by helping other people use their own talents and passions.

Trending Now

 How schools kill creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Recognizing Veterans’

November 10-16, 2014

While we can’t begin to repay the debt we owe our veterans for their brave service, we can certainly take steps to ease the physical, psychological and financial hardships they may be experiencing.

                                                            Kirsten Gillibrand

                                                            Permission free; Read more at Brainy Quote, 2014

For more information about Sacramento City College’s programs supporting Veterans’, here is the link to their webpage, their contact is Blanch Levy, Veterans.

Five weeks left, make the best of them!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center