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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

This week, September 26-October 2nd!

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

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

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz & Mark Dennis

Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Office

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 

The week of September 26th

Sep 29

Using Data to Tell a Student Story

Thu., Sep. 29 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sep 29

Student Equity for Faculty Leaders

Thu., Sep. 29 @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sep 30

SCC College-wide Outreach Summit

Fri., Sep. 30 @ 8:30am - 2:00pm

 

The week of October 03rd

Oct 4

Workplace Safety – Campus Safety

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 9:00am - 10:30am
Oct 4

Verbal De-escalation – Campus Safety

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oct 4

Strong Workforce Program

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 4

Active Shooter I Training – Campus Safety

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Oct 5

Medical Emergencies on Campus

Wed., Oct. 5 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Oct 6

Strategic Priorities at SCC: Open Forum

Thu., Oct. 6 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 7

LRCFT Contract Negotiations

Fri., Oct. 7 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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

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

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

The week of October 10th

Oct 12

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

Wed., Oct. 12 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Oct 14

Teachers 4 Equity

Fri., Oct. 14 @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct 14

LRCFT Contract Education

Fri., Oct. 14 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oct 15

SCC Centennial Open House & Fair

Sat., Oct. 15 @ 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The week of October 17th

Oct 17

Reachin’ Out

Mon., Oct. 17 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 21

Strong Workforce Program Workshop

Fri., Oct. 21 @ 8:30am - 12:30pm

The week of October 24th

Oct 26

Interest-Based Approach (IBA) Training

Wed., Oct. 26 @ 8:00am - 6:00pm
Oct 26

Teachers 4 Equity

Wed., Oct. 26 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oct 27

Interest-Based Approach (IBA) Training

Thu., Oct. 27 @ 8:30am - 6:00pm
Oct 27

Environmental Literacy: A New AA Degree at SCC

Thu., Oct. 27 @ 11:30am - 1:30pm
Oct 28

Interest-Based Approach (IBA) Training

Fri., Oct. 28 @ 8:00am - 2:00pm

The week of October 31st

 

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


Professional Development, District wide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE:

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

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

For More Information:

DETAILS

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

VENUE

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

DIRECTIONS

Phone:

916-608-6888

 

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

 

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

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

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

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

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming October and November

October 12 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

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

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

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

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

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

 

Student Equity themes for Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

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

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

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

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

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

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

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

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

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

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

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

What Happens When Students Study Together?

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

 


www.ccnewsnow.com 

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

 

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

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Nadia Lopez:

Why open a school? To close a prison

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

J.D. Vance:

The struggles of America’s forgotten working class

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


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

 

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

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

 

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

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

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

This week, September 19-25!

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, as we focus on student engagement and retention, the fall semester is underway.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Staff Resource Center

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

The week of September 19th

The week of September 26th

Sep 29

Using Data to Tell a Student Story

Thu., Sep. 29 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sep 29

Student Equity for Faculty Leaders

Thu., Sep. 29 @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sep 30

SCC College-wide Outreach Summit

Fri., Sep. 30 @ 8:30am - 2:00pm

The week of October 03rd

Oct 4

Workplace Safety – Campus Safety

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 9:00am - 10:30am
Oct 4

Verbal De-escalation – Campus Safety

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oct 4

Strong Workforce Program

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 4

Active Shooter I Training – Campus Safety

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Oct 5

Medical Emergencies on Campus

Wed., Oct. 5 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Oct 6

Strategic Priorities at SCC: Open Forum

Thu., Oct. 6 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 7

LRCFT Contract Negotiations

Fri., Oct. 7 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The week of October 10th

Oct 12

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

Wed., Oct. 12 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Oct 14

Teachers 4 Equity

Fri., Oct. 14 @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct 14

LRCFT Contract Education

Fri., Oct. 14 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oct 15

SCC Centennial Open House & Fair

Sat., Oct. 15 @ 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The week of October 17th

Oct 17

Reachin’ Out

Mon., Oct. 17 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 21

Strong Workforce Program Workshop

Fri., Oct. 21 @ 8:30am - 12:30pm

The week of October 24th

Oct 26

Interest-Based Approach (IBA) Training

Wed., Oct. 26 @ 8:00am - 6:00pm
Oct 26

Teachers 4 Equity

Wed., Oct. 26 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Oct 27

Interest-Based Approach (IBA) Training

Thu., Oct. 27 @ 8:30am - 6:00pm
Oct 27

Environmental Literacy: A New AA Degree at SCC

Thu., Oct. 27 @ 11:30am - 1:30pm
Oct 28

Interest-Based Approach (IBA) Training

Fri., Oct. 28 @ 8:00am - 2:00pm

 

 


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

COMING SOON!

Part I, Opening

Part 2, President’s Address

Part 3, Chancellor’s Address

Part 4, The 100 Year Celebration


Professional Development, District wide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE:

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

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

For More Information:

DETAILS

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

VENUE

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

DIRECTIONS

Phone:

916-608-6888

 

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

 

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

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

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

""

Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

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

windy128orange

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
check128orange

RESOURCES

Forms, workshop materials, meeting agendas and more.
question128orange

QUESTIONS?

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming October and November

 

October 12 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

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

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

 

Finding the Path to Student Success

 

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

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

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

 

Student Equity themes for Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

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

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

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

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

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

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

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Confessions of a ‘Formerly Young’ Professor

We need to talk more as a profession about pedagogy and aging

few years ago, I was on an elliptical machine at the gym reading a random women’s magazine when I stumbled across an article entitled “Confessions of a Formerly Hot Woman.” In it, the author lamented that she had once been a woman with whom men regularly flirted in public, but as she moved into middle age, they now failed to recognize her sexual appeal and either looked past her or approached her only to ask for the time or directions.

The Typical Undergraduate Takes More Than 5 Years to Graduate

A quarter of bachelor’s-degree earners take a full six years to finish, and women who start college after age 20 take even longer, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found.

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

Five Ways to Teach Students to Be Learning Centered, Too

Have you ever wondered if your students are as concerned about their learning as you are? If you prioritize student learning, you may be the only person in your classroom with that goal. Learning-centered teachers seek to coauthor classroom experiences with their students, whereas students may seek only to be taught passively. How might you inspire your students to share accountability for their learning? These five considerations can help you teach your students to be learning centered, too.

A Dose of Reality for First-Year Students and How We Can Help

By the third or fourth week of most courses, students have had a reality check. They have taken the first exam, received feedback on their first paper, or otherwise discovered that the course isn’t quite what they had expected or hoped it would be. Here are a few reminders as to what many beginning students and some others might be thinking at this point in the semester.


www.ccnewsnow.com 

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

 

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

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Abigail Marsh:

Why some people are more altruistic than others

Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts, like donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Are their brains just different?

Julie Lythcott-Haims:

How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. At least, that’s how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

 

“Rather than recognizing and explicitly working to improve students’ weaknesses in self-direction, time management, academic motivation, and other factors critical to students’ success in college, faculty often regard these weaknesses as outside the scope of course instruction. Moreover, course content and instruction often seem irrelevant to students’ interests and career and personal aspirations, thus contributing to a demotivating learning environment. To provide students with more flexible learning options, community colleges are increasingly turning to fully online instruction, which tends to reinforce the cafeteria model of disconnection and isolation, while undermining many students’ academic success.

Instead, Community college faculty and administrators seeking to shift away from the cafeteria model must overcome an entrenched organizational structure and culture.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 432-434). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

 

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

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

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Connecting with Success,

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

This week, September 12-18!

Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

As we enter the 4th week of school, knowing where your students are in relationship to student success can be an indicator of their on going success to academically progress and complete your course. As stated earlier, In the first three weeks of school, research shows that student success is at its highest potential when these resources are available upon need:

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

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

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

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

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

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

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

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

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, as we focus on student engagement and retention, the fall semester is underway.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Staff Resource Center

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

The week of September 12th

The week of September 19th

The week of September 26th

Sep 29

Using Data to Tell a Student Story

Thu., Sep. 29 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sep 29

Student Equity for Faculty Leaders

Thu., Sep. 29 @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sep 30

SCC College-wide Outreach Summit

Fri., Sep. 30 @ 8:30am - 2:00pm

The week of October 03rd

Oct 4

Workplace Safety – Campus Safety

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 9:00am - 10:30am
Oct 4

Verbal De-escalation – Campus Safety

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oct 4

Strong Workforce Program

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 4

Active Shooter I Training – Campus Safety

Tue., Oct. 4 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Oct 5

Medical Emergencies on Campus

Wed., Oct. 5 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Oct 6

Strategic Priorities at SCC: Open Forum

Thu., Oct. 6 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 7

LRCFT Contract Negotiations

Fri., Oct. 7 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The week of October 10th

Oct 12

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

Wed., Oct. 12 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Oct 14

Teachers 4 Equity

Fri., Oct. 14 @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Oct 14

LRCFT Contract Education

Fri., Oct. 14 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oct 15

SCC Centennial Open House & Fair

Sat., Oct. 15 @ 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The week of October 17th

Oct 17

Reachin’ Out

Mon., Oct. 17 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 21

Strong Workforce Program Workshop

Fri., Oct. 21 @ 8:30am - 12:30pm

 


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

COMING SOON!

Part I

Part 2


Professional Development, District wide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE:

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

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

For More Information:

DETAILS

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

VENUE

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

DIRECTIONS

Phone:

916-608-6888

 

 

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

 

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

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

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

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Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

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

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WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
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RESOURCES

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

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Upcoming October and November

IMPLICIT BIAS & RACISM CONVERSATION – FALL 2016 Semester

 

October 12 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

 

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

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

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

 

Finding the Path to Student Success

 

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Join student clubs. Go to your professor’s office hours. If you’re feeling down, talk with someone about it. And please, don’t drink too much.

 No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer

Too many of our students are distracted by devices. We all know this. In recent months the profession has been vigorously debating whether to solve that problem by banning any and all electronic devices from the classroom. Laptops have been center stage in that debate.

 

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

 

Debate grows about athletes who kneel during national anthem. Football players at Indiana State and Tulsa join movement. Texas chancellor urges students to stand and face flag.

 

A new book by undergraduates at Michigan State offers teaching advice based on thousands of comments from students starting with the prompt, ‘To my professor…’

 


White Reign

Developing Whiteness in America

 


Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice

Thanks to Adam Freas for these articles…

Using Critical Race Theory to Explore Race-Based Conversations Through a Critical Family Book Club

I provide a glimpse of my racial narrative as a young Black male to illustrate a reference point for thinking through how racism functions in homes and schools.

Literacy for African Americans has never been merely about skill development and text comprehension. Its primary purposes and foci have been liberation, empowerment, and self-determination. From slave narratives to contemporary liberation movements assisted by social media, African Americans have deployed literacy strategically to as Paulo Freire says, ‘‘to read the word and the world.’’ This lecture draws on the author’s family and personal history along with her research career to illustrate that ‘‘literate lives matter!’’


Sacramento Bee

As jobs require more technological skills, so do educators

Classrooms don’t look like they used to. Baby boomers who enter an elementary school class today would likely feel like they have entered the world of the Jetsons.

 


Life Hack

Not all of us are artists. But all of us can paint, sculpt, draw, sketch, and do some forms of an artsy thing, on varying levels. Some of us are just naturally more gifted than others, but it doesn’t matter. If you enjoy it, do it. You really don’t have to make a living out of it, and if you are unsure as to whether you might enjoy it, still do it. Not only is there a possibility that you might like it, but also a possibility of making you mentally healthier. Yes, you heard it – mentally healthier. 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Neha Narula:

What happens when the way we buy, sell and pay for things changes, perhaps even removing the need for banks or currency exchange bureaus? That’s the radical promise of a world powered by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. We’re not there yet, but in this sparky talk, digital currency researcher Neha Narula describes the collective fiction of money — and paints a picture of a very different looking future.

Counterintuitive career advice

You know how to write a resume and ask for a promotion. These talks go beyond the basics, offering insightful advice on how to think about our work lives.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Cafeteria College V. The Guided Pathway

“Community colleges and other broad-access institutions are well designed to serve the mission of providing low-cost access to college. However, the same features that have enabled these institutions to provide broad access to college make them poorly designed to facilitate completion of high-quality college programs— that is, programs that support deep student learning and that prepare students for success in further education and employment. We refer to the prevailing model as the cafeteria or self-service college because students are left to navigate often complex and ill-defined pathways mostly on their own.” What do we do about this?…

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 383-388). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

 

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Connecting with Success,

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

This weeks opportunities… Enjoy!

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

COMING SOON!

Part I

Part 2

Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

In the first three weeks of school, research shows that student success is at its highest potential when these resources are available upon need:

SARS Alert

Retention Strategies

Student Support Services across campus

Community Resources for Students

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

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

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

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process should also include ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue based on:

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

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

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

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, as we focus on student engagement and retention, the fall semester is underway.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Staff Resource Center

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

The week of September 5th

The week of September 12th

The week of September 19th

The week of September 26th

Sep 29

Using Data to Tell a Student Story

Thu., Sep. 29 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sep 29

Student Equity for Faculty Leaders

Thu., Sep. 29 @ 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sep 30

SCC College-wide Outreach Summit

Fri., Sep. 30 @ 8:30am - 2:00pm

 


Professional Development, District wide

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

Welcome Faculty and Staff, Marianna Sousa, Student District Trustee, Los Rios Community College District

 

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

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

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Sac City Sees, Molly Springer, Student Equity & Success

With the recent publication from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), the Community College Week names the CCRC book “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges” as the comprehensive source of evidence that pathways reforms are crucial for student success. Our chancellor recently challenged us to read it as well!

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

How 3 Professors Use Trigger Warnings in Their Classrooms

The words mean different things to different people, and often they’re not even called “trigger warnings.” Whatever their name, here’s what they look like in practice.

Group Unveils a ‘Model Policy’ for Handling Student Data

Academics and tech-company officials met earlier this year to hash out approaches for the ethical treatment of information collected via learning-management systems, online courseware, and other electronic sources.

 


Faculty Focus

Plagiarism vs. Originality: Why I [heart] Melania Trump

When I first I started teaching, I knew what plagiarism meant and how it related to schoolwork. But student “cheaters” challenged my beliefs. I also assumed graduate students would submit original work. So it took me by surprise when I noticed a mysterious improvement in one student’s writing capacity, well beyond the skill level he’d demonstrated earlier. When a Google search proved more than 20 percent of his paper was copied, he explained it as a computer error—he’d accidentally dropped the footnote when cutting and pasting. I lowered his course grade, but assumed it really was a snafu—not subterfuge. The (now) obvious question went unasked: Why was so much of his assignment based on other people’s insights?

Word Choice: What You Call It Matters to Teaching and Learning

Language influences thought and action. It’s a fundamental idea in linguistics. I remember first encountering it in a class when I was assigned S.I. Hayakawa’s classic Language in Thought and Action. But it’s a principle that’s easy to forget. Here are a few examples that pertain to education, with the question being—how does what we call something affect our teaching and students’ learning?

 


White Reign

Developing Whiteness in America

 


Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice

Thanks to Adam Freas for these articles…

Using Critical Race Theory to Explore Race-Based Conversations Through a Critical Family Book Club

I provide a glimpse of my racial narrative as a young Black male to illustrate a reference point for thinking through how racism functions in homes and schools.

Literacy for African Americans has never been merely about skill development and text comprehension. Its primary purposes and foci have been liberation, empowerment, and self-determination. From slave narratives to contemporary liberation movements assisted by social media, African Americans have deployed literacy strategically to as Paulo Freire says, ‘‘to read the word and the world.’’ This lecture draws on the author’s family and personal history along with her research career to illustrate that ‘‘literate lives matter!’’


Sacramento Bee

As jobs require more technological skills, so do educators

Classrooms don’t look like they used to. Baby boomers who enter an elementary school class today would likely feel like they have entered the world of the Jetsons.

 


Life Hack

Not all of us are artists. But all of us can paint, sculpt, draw, sketch, and do some forms of an artsy thing, on varying levels. Some of us are just naturally more gifted than others, but it doesn’t matter. If you enjoy it, do it. You really don’t have to make a living out of it, and if you are unsure as to whether you might enjoy it, still do it. Not only is there a possibility that you might like it, but also a possibility of making you mentally healthier. Yes, you heard it – mentally healthier. 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Sal Khan:

Let’s teach for mastery — not test scores

Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven’t always grasped the basics? Yes, it’s complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace. (This talk comes from the PBS special “TED Talks: Education Revolution” which premieres Tuesday, September 13.)

Kio Stark:

Why you should talk to strangers

“When you talk to strangers, you’re making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life — and theirs,” says Kio Stark. In this delightful talk, Stark explores the overlooked benefits of pushing past our default discomfort when it comes to strangers and embracing those fleeting but profoundly beautiful moments of genuine connection.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

“We argue that to improve outcomes, colleges need to move away from the prevailing cafeteria-style model. Instead, they need to engage faculty and student services professionals in creating more clearly structured, educationally coherent program pathways that lead to students’ end goals, and in rethinking instruction and student support services in ways that facilitate students’ learning and success as they progress along these paths. In short, to maximize both access and success, a fundamental redesign is necessary. We refer to the resulting strategy as the guided pathways model.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 168-172). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

 

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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 and convocation appears to have had more participants than ever before. Here is the link to the full convocation and the chancellor’s address. If you did not have an opportunity or were unable to attend, please take advantage of watching it virtually. Thanks to Alex Adan, Michie Montgomery, and Jim Hill, in A/V Production for all their hard work.

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

COMING SOON!

Part I

Part 2

PD/Convocation Survey

Please offer us a few moments to complete the PD/Convocation Satisfaction Survey by August 31:

PD/Convocation Satisfaction Survey

Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

In the first three weeks of school, research shows that student success is at its highest potential when these resources are available upon need:

SARS Alert

Retention Strategies

Student Support Services across campus

Community Resources for Students

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

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

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

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process should also include ways to intervene and create Socratic dialogue based on:

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

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

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

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, as we focus on student engagement and retention, we look forward to a very productive fall semester.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Staff Resource Center

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

The week of August 29th

The week of September 5th

The week of September 12th

The week of September 19th

 


Professional Development, District wide

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

Welcome Faculty and Staff, Marianna Sousa, Student District Trustee, Los Rios Community College District

 

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

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

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

Sac City Sees, Molly Springer, Student Equity & Success

With the recent publication from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), the Community College Week names the CCRC book “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges” as the comprehensive source of evidence that pathways reforms are crucial for student success. Our chancellor recently challenged us to read it as well!

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

 Start Planning Now for Next Semester: Pedagogy Unbound

Want more teaching tips? Browse the Pedagogy Unbound archives or start a thread in our teaching group. 

What Are Your Experiences With Cheating?

Share what you’ve seen in your own classroom and how it has affected your teaching.

 


Faculty Focus

Improv in the Classroom

For the last 15 years or so, I have performed improv comedy in Chicago. During much of that time, I also taught English classes at Kendall College, a culinary and hospitality school. As you might imagine, my improv skills come in handy in the classroom. Here is a brief introduction for how the basic concepts of improv, when employed skillfully, help improve the classroom climate.

 

Is It Time to Rethink Our Exams?

I’ve been ruminating lately about tests and wondering if our thinking about them hasn’t gotten into something of a rut. We give exams for two reasons. First, we use exams to assess the degree to which students have mastered the content and skills of the course. But like students, we can get too focused on this grade-generating function of exams. We forget the second reason (or take it for granted): exams are learning events. Most students study for them, perhaps not as much or in the ways we might like, but before an exam most students are engaged with the content. Should we be doing more to increase the learning potential inherent in exam experiences?

 


White Reign

Developing Whiteness in America

 


Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice

Thanks to Adam Freas for these articles…

Using Critical Race Theory to Explore Race-Based Conversations Through a Critical Family Book Club

I provide a glimpse of my racial narrative as a young Black male to illustrate a reference point for thinking through how racism functions in homes and schools.

Literacy for African Americans has never been merely about skill development and text comprehension. Its primary purposes and foci have been liberation, empowerment, and self-determination. From slave narratives to contemporary liberation movements assisted by social media, African Americans have deployed literacy strategically to as Paulo Freire says, ‘‘to read the word and the world.’’ This lecture draws on the author’s family and personal history along with her research career to illustrate that ‘‘literate lives matter!’’


Sacramento Bee

As jobs require more technological skills, so do educators

Classrooms don’t look like they used to. Baby boomers who enter an elementary school class today would likely feel like they have entered the world of the Jetsons.


Life Hack

Not all of us are artists. But all of us can paint, sculpt, draw, sketch, and do some forms of an artsy thing, on varying levels. Some of us are just naturally more gifted than others, but it doesn’t matter. If you enjoy it, do it. You really don’t have to make a living out of it, and if you are unsure as to whether you might enjoy it, still do it. Not only is there a possibility that you might like it, but also a possibility of making you mentally healthier. Yes, you heard it – mentally healthier. 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Julia Bacha:

How women wage conflict without violence

Are you setting out to change the world? Here’s a stat you should know: nonviolent campaigns are 100 percent more likely to succeed than violent ones. So why don’t more groups use nonviolence when faced with conflict? Filmmaker Julia Bacha shares stories of effective nonviolent resistance, including eye-opening research on the crucial leadership role that women play.

Feisal Abdul Rauf:

Lose your ego, find your compassion

Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf combines the teachings of the Qur’an, the stories of Rumi, and the examples of Muhammad and Jesus, to demonstrate that only one obstacle stands between each of us and absolute compassion — ourselves.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

“Across the past decade, this approach to reform gave the impression of widespread innovation, experimentation, and commitment to improving student outcomes. Yet further results from the ATD study suggest that these reforms have not changed colleges’ overall outcomes in any substantial way.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 323-325). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

 

 

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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 and convocation appears to have had more participants than ever before. Please offer us a few moments to complete the PD/Convocation Satisfaction Survey by August 31:

PD/Convocation Satisfaction Survey

Student Intervention, Retention, & Support Services

SARS Alert

Retention Strategies

Student Support Services across campus

Community Resources for Students

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

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

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

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process should also include ways to intervene and create socratic dialogue based on:

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

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

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

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success for Professional Development, as we focus on student engagement and retention, we look forward to a very productive fall semester.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of August 22nd

The week of August 29th

The week of September 5th

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Top U.S. Higher-Education Official Says Innovation Will Best Serve the ‘New Normal’ Students

Ted Mitchell visited The Chronicle’s newsroom to talk about the Education Department’s role in promoting innovation and change, and ways the legacy of that work could endure after the Obama administration.

 


Faculty Focus

Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students

As we continue our ongoing series focused on the flipped classroom in higher education, it’s time to tackle another frequently asked question: “How can I flip a large class?”

I like this question because it’s not asking whether you can flip a large class, but rather what’s the best way to do it. Faculty who teach large classes are challenged not only by the sheer number of students but also by the physical space in the classroom. Having 100, 200, or 400+ students in class means teaching in large lecture halls with stadium seating and seats that are bolted to the floor. It’s not exactly the ideal space for collaboration and group discussions, so the types of flipped and active learning strategies you can use are more limited.

A Memo to My Students
Re: College and the Real World

To: My Students
From: Your Teacher
Re: College and the Real World

I just read about a senior engineering student who was presenting a design project in an upper-division business communications course. In the presentation, he talked about what he would do if he were a “real” engineer. His teacher asked him what it was about what he was doing that wasn’t “real” engineering. He’d designed the project. He was presenting it to a group of his peers. He answered, “It’s school—not real engineering.”

 

 


 Community College Journal

The Living Lab

Considering Campus facilities…

 


Inside Higher Education

Ranking Diversity

Diversity is currently given no weight in U.S. News & World Report’s primary institutional and disciplinary rankings, and it’s time for that to change, argues Gary S. May.


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

This TED Talk was played at Convocation Fall 2016!

Changing Education Paradigms

In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools’ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

“These open-door institutions— which are expected to serve nearly anyone who wants to attend college— are a manifestation of our society’s commitment to educational opportunity, and they reflect a common understanding of post secondary education as the foundation for economic growth and upward mobility.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 130-132). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

 

 

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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.

FALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FLEX

Technology on Wednesday

 

Flex Thursday, 

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:

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

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

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process should also include ways to intervene and create socratic dialogue based on:

  • Conversations About Race
    • Classroom Observations and Strategies
    • Buy-In
    • 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.

FALL 2016 FLEX & CONVOCATION WEEK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES GUIDEBOOK

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.

Cordially,

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

With the recent publication from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), the Community College Week names the CCRC book “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges” as the comprehensive source of evidence that pathways reforms are crucial for student success.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With these links you will find other offerings along with required training by the district, given that some training does expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

New Leader, New Vision for California Community Colleges

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, who will take charge of the 113-campus system in December, says the colleges must become more “nimble” in responding to the state’s work-force needs.

 


Faculty Focus

Teaching Quantitative Problem-Solving Skills Lies in the Solution

Editor’s Note: One of the themes that emerged from our recent Faculty Focus reader survey was a request for more articles specifically related to teaching in the STEM disciplines. In response, we are pleased to present an article written by true leaders in STEM education and the authors of Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2016). As its name suggests, the book focuses on the practical application of research-based strategies for designing and teaching STEM courses. It has been called “hands-down the best instruction manual for professors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that you can find.” [Barbara Oakley, PhD]

 

Time Management Tips for Online Faculty

On this episode, we discuss a couple of articles on time management published by Faculty Focus. We review some of the tips in these articles and share practical suggestions on time management.

 

Trying Something New? Seven Things that Boost Success Rates

So, the fall semester is about to begin and you’ve decided to try something new in one or more of your courses. Maybe it’s a different quizzing strategy, a revised assignment, or a new group activity. Or perhaps you read

 

Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test

Have your students ever told you that your tests are too hard? Tricky? Unfair? Many of us have heard these or similar comments. The conundrum is that, in some circumstances, those students may be right. Assessing student learning is a

 

What You Are Teaching? What Are They Learning?

Consider the lessons we learn without being fully aware they are taking place. Take something simple, such as walking into a new building for the first time. With everyone and everything you observe, your mind is giving you feedback based on a multitude of judgments. These impressions, while sometimes incorrect, come to us with little effort. Yet they could loosely be considered teaching and learning without calling it either. I have found this to be a fruitful concept from a pedagogical standpoint. How many of us actively question this point to ourselves, “What am I teaching students, and what are they learning?”

 

Classroom Spaces Where Great and Magical Things Can Happen

Classroom spaces (virtual or physical) are special. We tend to take them for granted, partly because spaces in general have become less differentiated. We don’t do certain things in specified places like we used to. We work at home, on planes, and in various public spaces. We eat in our cars and in front of the TV. We use our devices everywhere—bathrooms, bedrooms, churches, cars, elevators, street corners, and, yes, classrooms.

 

Remembering to Learn: Five Factors for Improving Recall

As a professor of cognitive psychology, I teach about memory, especially about when and why our memories often fail us. Students are excited to apply this material to their everyday lives.

 

 


 Community College Journal

The Living Lab

Considering Campus facilities…

 


Inside Higher Education

Ranking Diversity

Diversity is currently given no weight in U.S. News & World Report’s primary institutional and disciplinary rankings, and it’s time for that to change, argues Gary S. May.


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Being played at Convocation Fall 2016!

Changing Education Paradigms

In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools’ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.


Quote of the Week: Learning Leadership

The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader, James Kouzes & Barry Posner

From the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge and over a dozen award winning leadership books,

James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner have written a new book that examines a fundamental question: How do people learn leadership?  How do they learn to become leaders?

 

“Leaders Are Born and So Are You”

“Leading is about the actions you take, not the position you hold. It’s about the values that guide your decisions and actions. It’s about the visions you have for yourself and others.”

Kouzes, James M.; Posner, Barry Z.. Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader (Kindle Locations 570, 635-636). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

 

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Connecting with Success

FALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FLEX

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

On behalf of The Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, we are pleased to release the fall 2016 Professional Development and Flex Program Guide. The College begins the fall semester with the initiative, “Connecting with Success”. As the college focuses around ongoing Professional Development, much of it as “Flex”, Student Equity and Student Success programs are also strengthening their existence across campus. The Staff Resource Center’s partnership with SSSP & Student Equity balances what’s being provided with a concentration on teaching, learning, and service across our college service areas.

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

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

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

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process should also include ways to intervene based on:

  • Conversations About Race
    • Classroom Observations and Strategies
    • Buy-In
    • 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, in 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.

FALL 2016 FLEX & CONVOCATION WEEK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES GUIDEBOOK

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.

Cordially,

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:

Summer Schedule

June 

 


July

 


August

Professional Development/Flex Week, August, 2016

Fall 2016 Semester

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

With the recent publication from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), the Community College Week names the CCRC book “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges” as the comprehensive source of evidence that pathways reforms are crucial for student success.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal is being launched!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Many Colleges Now See Centers for Teaching With Technology as Part of ‘Innovation Infrastructure’

In the past few years, many colleges have expanded the scale and scope of centers that support teaching and learning with technology, as part of an effort to build a new “innovation infrastructure” for instruction.

That’s according to the results of a new survey of directors of academic-technology centers at 163 colleges and universities, released last week at the annual conference of Educause, an organization that supports technology on campuses.


Faculty Focus

The Syllabus: Indicator of Instructional Intentions

The literature on teaching and learning has improved so much over the years. Researchers are now covering important aspects of both in depth, analyzing with creative designs and exploring for practical and theoretical implications. One case in point is a 2015 syllabus review published in Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education (a cross-disciplinary teaching and learning journal that ought to be on everybody’s radar).

 


 Community College Journal

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education


Community College Research Center, Spring/Summer 2016

Performance Funding for Higher Education

The Latest News from the CCRC, Spring/Summer, 2016

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


Final Quote of the Semester: Culturally Responsive Teaching

A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis

Cultural Hegemony

“The greatest of all obstacles to culturally responsive teaching is mainstream ethnocentrism and hegemony. They effectively block the acquisition and application of new, culturally relevant pedagogical knowledge, skills, and will in teaching African, Latino, Native, and Asian American students. Some educators fail to realize that the assumptions, expectations, protocols, and practices considered normative in conventional education are not universal and immutable. They are based on the standards of the cultural system of one ethnic group— European Americans— that have been imposed on all others. This cultural system is a human creation and, as such, is fallible and mutable…

Furthermore, research evidence (although not as inclusive and extensive as it needs to be) consistently demonstrates that when teaching and learning are filtered through the cultural frameworks of students of color, their achievement improves dramatically.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 244). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

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Connecting with Success

FALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & FLEX

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

On behalf of The Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, as we draw the Spring 2016 semester to a close, we are pleased to release the fall 2016 Professional Development and Flex Program Guide. The College begins the fall semester with the initiative, “Connecting with Success”. As the college focuses around ongoing Professional Development, much of it as “Flex”, Student Equity and Student Success programs are also strengthening their existence across campus. The Staff Resource Center’s partnership with SSSP & Student Equity balances what’s being provided with a concentration on teaching, learning, and service across our college service areas.

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

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

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

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

Once these aspects are addressed, the assessment process should also include ways to intervene based on:

  • Conversations About Race
    • Classroom Observations and Strategies
    • Buy-In
    • 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, in 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.

FALL 2016 FLEX & CONVOCATION WEEK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES GUIDEBOOK

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.

Cordially,

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:

Final Exam Week

The week of May 16, 2016, 

May

 


Summer Schedule

June 

 


July

 


August

Professional Development/Flex Week, August, 2016

Fall 2016 Semester

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

With the recent publication from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), the Community College Week names the CCRC book “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges” as the comprehensive source of evidence that pathways reforms are crucial for student success.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal is being launched!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education


Faculty Focus

 


 Community College Journal

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education


Community College Research Center, Spring/Summer 2016

Performance Funding for Higher Education

The Latest News from the CCRC, Spring/Summer, 2016

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


Final Quote of the Semester: Culturally Responsive Teaching

A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis

Cultural Hegemony

“The greatest of all obstacles to culturally responsive teaching is mainstream ethnocentrism and hegemony. They effectively block the acquisition and application of new, culturally relevant pedagogical knowledge, skills, and will in teaching African, Latino, Native, and Asian American students. Some educators fail to realize that the assumptions, expectations, protocols, and practices considered normative in conventional education are not universal and immutable. They are based on the standards of the cultural system of one ethnic group— European Americans— that have been imposed on all others. This cultural system is a human creation and, as such, is fallible and mutable…

Furthermore, research evidence (although not as inclusive and extensive as it needs to be) consistently demonstrates that when teaching and learning are filtered through the cultural frameworks of students of color, their achievement improves dramatically.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 244). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

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Connecting with Success

Professional Development, and Flex

Greetings SCC Community:

Highlights during the week of May 9-15:

Wednesday, 5/11, 12-1:20 pm in BUS 240

SCC’s Sociology Club and Community Studies Program proudly sponsor:

Community Engagement –Make it Happen!

Come hear from the Youth Engagement Team of the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Initiative, through the California Endowment.  Community organizers and activists will speak about local community engagement opportunities in Sacramento that you can get involved in now, this summer and the fall.  Come, learn, and ENGAGE!

Thursday-Wednesday, 5/12- 5/18 Final Exam Week

See the calendar below for dates, times, and registration!

 


Introducing, a new statewide Professional Development data base from CCCCO.edu

CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

Highlighted articles this week:

Would Academe Make a Good Reality Show?

Tell us about a time (or many times) when your job in academe felt particularly ripe for reality-TV treatment.

Quote of the Week: Culturally Responsive Teaching

A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis

CULTURALLY CENTERED INCREMENTAL EFFORTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“While systemic, multidirectional educational equity and culturally responsive teaching are most desirable, individuals do not have to wait for these to happen before taking action on their own. Microlevel changes, such as those that take place within classrooms, are important, too. Their effectiveness needs to be determined within context. Otherwise, some of their positive results may be overlooked. The descriptions, proposals, and practices of culturally responsive teaching described throughout this book are types of micro-educational reforms that have improved the achievement of many ethnically diverse students of color.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 237). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

Enjoy the week.

Cordially,

Norman

Staff Resource Center and Professional Development for Student Equity & Success

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of May 09, 2016, 

Final Exam Week

The week of May 16, 2016, 

May

 


Summer Schedule

June 

 


July

 


August

Professional Development/Flex Week, August, 2016

Fall 2016 Semester

 


Spring Convocation 2016

CONVOCATION SPRING 2016


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

With the recent publication from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), the Community College Week names the CCRC book “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges” as the comprehensive source of evidence that pathways reforms are crucial for student success.

Finding the Path to Student Success

“Redesigning America’s Community Colleges”

 


The State-wide Conference for Student Equity & Success

Building a bridge to the future of the California Community Colleges- Presented by the RP Group and the Cal-PASS Plus, at the recent State-wide conference for SSSP & Student Equity

Student Equity and the Re-­‐imagination of Student Capacity

 


On Course

Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention

On Course Workshops

 


District Professional Development

Office of Human Resources- With this link you will find other required training by the district that expires from time to time.

Training

Sexual Harassment Training

 


Professional Development Data Base Direct Links

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education

CCCC Confer

Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

A new Professional Development site web portal is being launched!

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

What Would You Like To Do Today?

Prolearningnetwork

 


IN THE NEWS:

 The Chronicle of Higher Education

Tell us about a time (or many times) when your job in academe felt particularly ripe for reality-TV treatment.


Faculty Focus

Untangling the Web of Student-Teacher Communication

When I tell people that I study the role of communication in teaching and learning, the most common response is: “Isn’t communication just common sense? I’m an expert in what I teach; why do I need to worry about how I communicate?” In reality, communication is a learned verbal and nonverbal skill that all of us must continually refine. When we interact with our students purposefully, we maximize the chances that our content expertise will make a positive difference in terms of their learning.

 

online student

Ensuring Student Success in Online Courses

Students like online classes due to their flexibility and convenience. But not all students do well in these courses; the statistics indicate that online classes have a much higher dropout rate compared to traditional face-to-face classes. The attrition rates in online courses tend to be 10 to 20 percent higher than in face-to-face classes. While there are some personal factors that could influence a student’s decision to drop out, many of the factors are related to institutional and course level support—and these barriers can be addressed with thoughtful planning and implementation. Institutional level factors like technical support, academic support, advising, and availability of resources can support student success in online courses. At the course level, there are many simple strategies and techniques that instructors can use to support students’ success in their online classes.

Personal Narratives: Perfect for Summer Reading

Right before the end of the academic year when the promise of summer stretches warmly ahead, many of us are making lists that anticipate other kinds of tasks. If you’re considering some pedagogical reading, I’ve got just the recommendation.

Call for Proposals: Leadership in Higher Education Conference

If you serve in a leadership role on campus, here’s your chance to get involved in a new conference developed just for academic leaders.Brought to you by Magna Publications, producers of Academic Leader newsletter and the Teaching Professor Conference, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference is accepting speaking proposals for its inaugural conference, Oct. 6-8 in Atlanta.

 


 Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2016

Innovation at Work

 


Inside Higher Education

Skin in the Game

Colleges should be on some sort of financial hook when their students don’t succeed, writes Carlo Salerno, but why are we pushing for policies to accomplish what’s already occurring?


Community College Research Center, Spring/Summer 2016

Performance Funding for Higher Education

The Latest News from the CCRC, Spring/Summer, 2016

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Newest Release

Alice Rawsthorn:

Pirates, nurses and other rebel designers

In this ode to design renegades, Alice Rawsthorn highlights the work of unlikely heroes, from Blackbeard to Florence Nightingale. Drawing a line from these bold thinkers to some early modern visionaries like Buckminster Fuller, Rawsthorn shows how the greatest designers are often the most rebellious.

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Michelle Obama:

http://www.ted.com/talks/michelle_obamaA plea for education

Speaking at a London girls’ school, Michelle Obama makes a passionate, personal case for each student to take education seriously. It is this new, brilliant generation, she says, that will close the gap between the world as it is and the world as it should be.


Quote of the Week: Culturally Responsive Teaching

A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis

CULTURALLY CENTERED INCREMENTAL EFFORTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“While systemic, multidirectional educational equity and culturally responsive teaching are most desirable, individuals do not have to wait for these to happen before taking action on their own. Microlevel changes, such as those that take place within classrooms, are important, too. Their effectiveness needs to be determined within context. Otherwise, some of their positive results may be overlooked. The descriptions, proposals, and practices of culturally responsive teaching described throughout this book are types of micro-educational reforms that have improved the achievement of many ethnically diverse students of color.”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 237). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.