Connecting with Success
Professional Development, and Flex
Greetings SCC Community:
The first day of February! Highlights this week are:
This weeks link:
Professional Development Activities- Spring 2016, February 1-7
A quote worth sharing:
“We’ve gone beyond the capcity of the single human mind to an extraordinary degree. IQ…is completely irrelevant. What’s relevant to a society is how well people are communicating their ideas, and how well they’re cooperating.”
Matt Ridley, TED Talk
Have a great week!
Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success
Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:
The week of February 01, 2016,
The week of February 08, 2016,
President’s Weekend, SCHOOL CLOSED, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
The week of February 15, 2016,
President’s Weekend, SCHOOL CLOSED, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15
The week of February 22, 2016,
The week of February 29- March 6, 2016,
The week of February 29- March 7, 2016,
Student Equity & Success Professional Development
Professional Development, Upcoming this spring semester, co-sponsored by:
Senior Leadership Team, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, & Student Leadership & Development
Equity Charette: Equity Core Teams Across Sacramento City College
Based on resources from Dr. Veronica Neal, you are invited to participate in a charette where the following activities will take place:
– An introduction to define the SCC SSSP & Equity Plans and their contributing actions as an institution
– Humility and Equity as it is related across the College Service areas including Administrative, Instructional, & Student Services
– Building Division/Department/Program wide Core Teams for Student Success
With these definitions in mind, participants will be invited to explore from an educational perspective, how the college can leverage resources to scale up student success as it relates to Access, ESL & Basic Skills, Mathematics, Persistence, and Completion. Further discovery will include instructional components that develop, reinforce, and advance instructional pedagogy, andragogy, and heutagogy. From this level, the development of building equity core teams will assist us to construct learning communities and villages across divisions that can support the work of equity campus wide.
General Equity Resources- https://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equityplanningresources.html
Equity Core Team Resources- http://www.deanza.edu/equityoffice/equitycoreteams.html
College Completion Project Series
The “College Completion Project Series, Part 3 of 4”, with consultant, Dr. Robert Johnstone from the National Center for Inquiry & Improvement, NCII will provide guidance in working with SCC to design a “Guided Pathway” for college completion. The following dates are confirmed for continued support to our college as we look at ways to bring about innovative strategies in partnering Student Services with Instruction as they relate to student equity and successful college completion at our institution.
Here is our institutions proposed “SSSNet”, The Core for Student Success and support programs throughout campus that ideally proposes to comprise “The Village”.
March 10, 12-4 p.m., register here
Your involvement and participation will become an important influence as to how we increase our rates across access, engagement, retention, course progress, persistence, and college completion. We look forward to your involvement and engagement! Look for the dates to show up in our Faculty/Staff calendar!
Equity Institute with Dr. Veronica Neal, Part 3
Part 3 Creating Equity Teams Across Campus
At a time where enrollment has potential! Join us for a day-long summit to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services. By learning how we can infuse equity throughout the SCC campus culture, we can more readily identify and dismantle obstacles which have negatively affected specific student groups, in particular those identified in SCC’s Student Equity Plan. This workshop will facilitate faculty and staff to explore the opportunity to construct an SCC path to equity and begin to use tools that encourage campus engagement and courageous conversations for change as it relates to SSSP & student equity.
March 30, 12-4 p.m. Location: TBD
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
Information about helping colleges improve Student Success and Retention
INSIGHT ON HOW HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ARE THINKING ABOUT DIVERSITY
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.
Professional Development Data Base Direct Links
How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education
Accreditation Updates for Sacramento City College
Links to Accreditation
IN THE NEWS:
USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program
The USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program office is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2016 Class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellows Program is now open.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program offers faculty and staff from HSIs the opportunity to work collaboratively with USDA to gain insight and understanding of the federal government. This uniquely tailored experience brings together HSI staff and federal executives to address the spectrum of challenges faced in the development of a well prepared Hispanic workforce. Fellows increase their understanding of USDA and other federal agencies, particularly at the national level, and work to identify mutual collaborative interests. Applicants must be faculty or staff at an Hispanic-Serving Institution or Hispanic-Serving School District to qualify.
Note: All applicants must fully commit to the defined fellowship dates.
Education Fellowship & High School Education Fellowship:
Education Fellowships are for faculty and staff at HSIs. High School Fellowships are for Secondary Education Superintendents, Principals, Agricultural and/or District Level Teachers working for an Hispanic-Serving School District. Education and High School fellows experience first-hand the education policymaking process and build linkages to research and funding opportunities. In addition to meeting with USDA personnel, fellows connect with other federal agencies and organizations such as the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Education fellows contribute and develop their skills in the following areas:
- Student outreach and retention;
- Career opportunities – internships, scholarships, full time employment;
- Graduate programs;
- Grants and funding opportunities;
- Partnerships development; and
- Government relations.
Science Fellowships are for science faculty at HSIs. Science fellows collaborate with leading scientists from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) – one of the world’s premier scientific organizations. Participants learn about state-of-the-art agricultural research that solves problems affecting our nation on a daily basis. Fellows share their expertise with students at their respective institutions – motivating Hispanic students to pursue careers in agriculture, science, research, and technology. Science fellows are selected based on the needs and interests of HSIs and USDA-ARS. Participants attend a one-week mandatory orientation in Washington, D.C., in addition to collaborating with an ARS Research Center within the country.
Completed Application Form: Hand written applications will not be accepted, please complete electronically (please see the attached forms and instructions).
Essay: A statement describing your interest in the USDA and how you envision the fellowship will impact you, your institution’s program, and your work with your institution and its community. Finally, describe how you plan to share information acquired during your fellowship with colleagues, students and other interested individuals. Please see the application instructions for specific information on the essay requirements for each fellowship. Instructions are attached to this email.
Resume: Submit a three-to-four page resume including educational and professional accomplishments.
Letter of Reference: Please provide a Letter of Reference from someone capable of detailing your work and how this fellowship would stand to benefit you and the institution. This should be submitted directly by your reference. It is your responsibility to notify the designated individual of the need to supply this reference and to ensure that they do so before the application’s deadline. This individual should be someone who currently supervises you.
Statement of Institutional Support: A statement provided by your Institution’s President stating their commitment to pay salary and benefits during your participation in this program. This letter should briefly establish that the institution supports your participation in this fellowship and, if applicable, intends to continue those salary and benefits, which would typically be provided during the fellowship period. This should be submitted directly by the individual designated to supply it. It is your responsibility to notify the designated individual of the need to supply this statement and to ensure that they do so before the application’s deadline.
Signed Application Certification Form: Submitted with your application form, essay, and resume (please see the attached forms and instructions).
Application Cycle Opens:
January 27, 2016
Application Deadline (All Materials Must Be Received by This Date):
February 26, 2016
Fellowships are awarded:
Travel to Washington, DC:
June 14/15, 2016
June 16, 2016
June 16 – June 30, 2016
High School Fellowship:
June 16 – June 30, 2016
June 16 – July 7, 2016
For detailed application instructions, specific qualifications, and application forms, please review the attached forms and instructions.
TECHNOLOGY & EQUITY RELATIONSHIPS
Christine Ortiz, a dean of graduate education, envisions a new kind of college, built from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology.
Have you seen the following scenario take place? Students are engaged in some form of group work in class; think/pair/share, working through an assignment, or simply brainstorming ideas in small groups. The students may start out slowly, but soon they are actively engaged, everyone is sharing their ideas and the class is filled with energy.
Participating in team projects offers students the chance to develop interpersonal communication skills (Figueira & Leal, 2013), build relationships with classmates, and increase the level of collective competencies as each group member brings something different to the group. However, in the online environment where the majority of the work occurs asynchronously, students may resist having to work with others (Smith et al., 2011) on graded assignments. Students often say that they do not like group work because they expect that they will have to contribute more than their teammates or that they will have difficulty scheduling times to meet with other group members. They also may be uneasy about being assigned an individual grade based on the work of the team.
After teaching fully online courses for the past five years, I offer seven best practices for teamwork in online courses…
Community College Journal
Winter Issue, 2016
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Community College Research Center, Spring 2016
Organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences created by educators, for educators. A new style of learning and sharing as a growing national movement.
Black History Month:
These fascinating talks offer fresh perspectives on black identity, and fascinating insights on how to finally defeat racism.
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.
Quote of the Week: Fostering Habits of Mind In Today’s Students
A New Approach to Developmental Education!
Habits of mind are at the heart of any college success story. Partnering with BSI, this is a reading series over the semester!
Developing Students’ Self-Efficacy
By Adela Najarro
“To perform its democratic function, basic writing sits not at the point of exit from high school, but at the entry point to higher education.” —Sugie Goen-Salter (98)
(2015-09-18). Fostering Habits of Mind in Today’s Students: A New Approach to Developmental Education (Kindle Locations 3338-3341). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Have a terrific first week!
Staff Resource Center and Student Equity & Success Staff Development