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Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

  • Main Events this week
  • Cultural Awareness Center Events
  • Hispanic Serving Institution, HSI, “What Does that Mean?”
  • Through the Lens of an Ecuadorian: Education as a Trigger of Self-Discovery and the Collective Construction of a Harmonious Society
  • Using the Rich Content Editor to make your course shine
  • Cafe Conversations with the President
  • Movin On Up: How to Move into the 2nd Interview
  • College President Welcome

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, enjoy the beginning of fall!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of October 16

Oct 20
Oct 20

UndocuAlly Training

Fri., Oct. 20 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
Oct 20

The week of October 23

Oct 23

Conversations That Matter

Mon., Oct. 23 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Oct 23

Good Enough Now

Mon., Oct. 23 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Oct 24

College Goals and Strategies

Tue., Oct. 24 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 25
Oct 26

Starting Out in Canvas

Thu., Oct. 26 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 27

Canvas Exploration

Fri., Oct. 27 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Oct 28

Film Screening: Most Likely to Succeed

Sat., Oct. 28 @ 2:15pm - 5:00pm

The week of October 30

Nov 1

IBA Training

Nov. 1 - Nov. 3 @ 8:00am - 4:30pm
Nov 3

LGBTQIA

Fri., Nov. 3 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The week of November 06

Nov 8

Brown Bag with Chancellor Brian King

Wed., Nov. 8 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The week of November 13

Nov 14

Graphic Novels: Beyond Superheroes

Tue., Nov. 14 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

 

Call for Proposals, Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation, Spring 2018

Professional Development Proposal Form

Note: Call for Proposals – Spring 2018 Flex Week of Professional Development will be due November 10th 2017.

If you have any questions, please email or call. We look forward to your proposal(s).

Norman Lorenz, lorenzn@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2165

Tyler Wyckoff, wyckoft@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2176

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 9 – October 16-22- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

 

Triage Navigator program

Www.tlcssac.org

 

 

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

 


IN THE NEWS:

Edcamp

Free, organic, participant-driven, un-conferences that empower educators to maximize professional learning experiences and peer networks.

 


Community College Research Center, Fall 2017

New Report from CCRC and NSC on High School-College Dual Enrollment

What Happens to Students Who Take Community College “Dual Enrollment” Courses in High School?

 


The Community College Journal, Fall 2017

Embracing Tech

The Universe of Networked devices is growing exponentially — and this trend has big implications for community colleges.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Will Fury Over Harvey Weinstein Allegations Change Academe’s Handling of Harassment?

For decades he reportedly used his position of power over young women who were eager to enter his profession, preying on them as his colleagues pretended not to notice. The women stayed silent, fearing they wouldn’t be believed or would jeopardize their fledgling careers.

 

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

Where’s the Curiosity?

When I walk into a college classroom these days it is as quiet as libraries used to be. Every head is bowed and every thumb is scrolling away on a screen. There are few, if any, conversations between students. No one looks up until I take attendance. When the class is over the students depart as silently as they came. Even if they are drifting in the same direction, they rarely talk to one another. It’s almost impossible to catch the eye of a student walking toward me and, if I break the spell with a cheery “Hello!”, there is a startle reflex that reveals the depth of the self-isolation.

 


 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

It’s Not Just About Work-Life Balance

It’s also about a better balance in your work life, says Lynn Talton.


EDUCATION WEEK

There’s Something Missing From STEM Learning

Arts integration can prepare students for the jobs of the future

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

ELIF SHAFAK

The revolutionary power of diverse thought

“From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy,” says novelist Elif Shafak. “From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism.” A native of Turkey, Shafak has experienced firsthand the devastation that a loss of diversity can bring — and she knows the revolutionary power of plurality in response to authoritarianism. In this passionate, personal talk, she reminds us that there are no binaries, in politics, emotions and our identities. “One should never, ever remain silent for fear of complexity,” Shafak says.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

 

“The seventh truth is that Challenge Is the Crucible for Greatness. Exemplary leaders—the kind of leaders people want to follow—are always associated with changing the status quo. Great achievements don’t happen when you keep things the same. Change invariably involves challenge, and challenge tests you. It introduces you to yourself. It brings you face-to-face with your level of commitment, your grittiness, and your values. It reveals your mindset about change.”

 

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know (251), Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, enjoy the beginning of fall!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of October 09

The week of October 16

Oct 20
Oct 20

UndocuAlly Training

Fri., Oct. 20 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
Oct 20

The week of October 23

Oct 23

Conversations That Matter

Mon., Oct. 23 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Oct 23

Good Enough Now

Mon., Oct. 23 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Oct 24

College Goals and Strategies

Tue., Oct. 24 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 25
Oct 26

Starting Out in Canvas

Thu., Oct. 26 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 27

Canvas Exploration

Fri., Oct. 27 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Oct 28

Film Screening: Most Likely to Succeed

Sat., Oct. 28 @ 2:15pm - 5:00pm

The week of October 30

Nov 1

IBA Training

Nov. 1 - Nov. 3 @ 8:00am - 4:30pm
Nov 3

LGBTQIA

Fri., Nov. 3 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The week of November 06

Nov 8

Brown Bag with Chancellor Brian King

Wed., Nov. 8 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week! Here are the survey results:

Sacramento City College Fall 2017 Professional Development Week and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results

 

Call for Proposals, Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation, Spring 2018

Professional Development Proposal Form

Note: Call for Proposals – Spring 2018 Flex Week of Professional Development will be due November 10th 2017.

If you have any questions, please email or call. We look forward to your proposal(s).

Norman Lorenz, lorenzn@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2165

Tyler Wyckoff, wyckoft@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2176

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 8 – October 9-15- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Introduction to DSPS

 


IN THE NEWS:

Community College Research Center, Fall 2017

New Report from CCRC and NSC on High School-College Dual Enrollment

What Happens to Students Who Take Community College “Dual Enrollment” Courses in High School?

 


The Community College Journal, Fall 2017

Embracing Tech

The Universe of Networked devices is growing exponentially — and this trend has big implications for community colleges.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Teaching Newsletter: A New Core? 

A Unifying Theme

Sweet Briar College’s near-death and revival is testing many assumptions in higher education. One of the most interesting may turn out to be related to a disdained-but-critical part of the college experience: the general-education curriculum.

 

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

Moving from Silos and Burnout to Community and Engagement

“Do more with less.” Wherever this phrase is expressed—at a private liberal arts school facing declining enrollments, a large research institute facing decreased support from state budget appropriations, a large corporation facing decreasing fourth quarter profits, or a government entity facing budgetary cutbacks—in each case, the underlying force is tightening fiscal resources. What invariably follows is that employees are asked to be more creative or productive in the face of those declining resources, causing an increase in demand on one’s time and, often, feelings of burnout. While increasing workload is one factor that exacerbates the prevalence of burnout, there are several others.

 


 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Adults are coming to community colleges seeking a different approach to education, says Jim Jacobs, and that will require institutions to pay attention to a few important design features.

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

NIKKI WEBBER ALLEN

Don’t suffer from your depression in silence

Having feelings isn’t a sign of weakness — they mean we’re human, says producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen. Even after being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, Webber Allen felt too ashamed to tell anybody, keeping her condition a secret until a family tragedy revealed how others close to her were also suffering. In this important talk about mental health, she speaks openly about her struggle — and why communities of color must undo the stigma that misreads depression as a weakness and keeps sufferers from getting help.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

Bridging the Diversity Gap

No man is quick enough to enjoy life to the full.
-Spanish proverb

“‘You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late; Before you are six or seven or eight; To hate all the people your relatives hate; You’ve got to be carefully taught.’ In 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote this song for South Pacific, which addresses racial prejudice.” So begins an article by Jane Timmons-Mitchell Ph.D. in Psychology Today.

She describes research that “shows that children who grow up with people who don’t look like them develop a rich curiosity about diversity that remains with them throughout life. They are predisposed to explore diverse places and cultures, which enriches them as well as the communities in which they live. Perhaps rather than an Achievement Gap we should be thinking about a Diversity Gap, since as the world becomes more diverse, it will be increasingly important for children to find a way to feel comfortable with new experiences.”

Source: “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught,” by Jane Timmons-Mitchell Ph.D., Psychology Today, August 10, 2017

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, enjoy the beginning of fall!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of October 02

The week of October 09

The week of October 16

Oct 20
Oct 20

UndocuAlly Training

Fri., Oct. 20 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
Oct 20

The week of October 23

Oct 23

Conversations That Matter

Mon., Oct. 23 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Oct 23

Good Enough Now

Mon., Oct. 23 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Oct 24

College Goals and Strategies

Tue., Oct. 24 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 25
Oct 26

Starting Out in Canvas

Thu., Oct. 26 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 27

Canvas Exploration

Fri., Oct. 27 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Oct 28

Film Screening: Most Likely to Succeed

Sat., Oct. 28 @ 2:15pm - 5:00pm

The week of October 30

Nov 1

IBA Training

Nov. 1 - Nov. 3 @ 8:00am - 4:30pm
Nov 3

LGBTQIA

Fri., Nov. 3 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The week of November 06

Nov 8

Brown Bag with Chancellor Brian King

Wed., Nov. 8 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week! Here are the survey results:

Sacramento City College Fall 2017 Professional Development Week and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 7 – October 2-8- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Introduction to DSPS

 


IN THE NEWS:

Community College Research Center, Fall 2017

New Report from CCRC and NSC on High School-College Dual Enrollment

What Happens to Students Who Take Community College “Dual Enrollment” Courses in High School?

 


The Community College Journal, Fall 2017

Embracing Tech

The Universe of Networked devices is growing exponentially — and this trend has big implications for community colleges.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Diversity in Academe: The Age Issue

Welcome to The Chronicle’s first special report devoted to age diversity on campus.

 

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

Incorporating Principles in Cognitive Psychology to Improve Student Learning

At the 2017 STEM FIT Symposium at Washington University in St. Louis, Mark McDaniel, PhD, Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, co-director of CIRCLE, and co-author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014), presented a plenary address on how research in cognitive psychology can support effective teaching practices and improve learning. Supported by laboratory and field experiments, many of the techniques McDaniel presented from the book can be applied to most academic subjects in order to promote student learning.

 


 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

A ‘New Normal’ in STEM Teaching?

AAU wanted to improve science education beyond an instructor-by-instructor basis. Five years on, a major initiative piloted on eight campuses seems to be working.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

HELEN PEARSON

Lessons from the longest study on human development

For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It’s the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it’s produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we live, learn and parent. Reviewing this remarkable research, science journalist Helen Pearson shares some important findings and simple truths about life and good parenting.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“Trust Rules is the sixth truth. If you can’t do it alone and have to rely on others, what’s needed to make that happen? Trust. Trust is the social glue that holds individuals and groups together. And the level of trust others have in you will determine the amount of influence you have. You have to earn your constituents’ trust before they’ll be willing to trust you. That means you have to give trust before you can get trust.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know . Wiley. Location 251, Kindle Edition.

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a successful week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of October 02

The week of October 09

The week of October 16

Oct 20
Oct 20

UndocuAlly Training

Fri., Oct. 20 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
Oct 20

The week of October 23

Oct 23

Conversations That Matter

Mon., Oct. 23 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Oct 23

Good Enough Now

Mon., Oct. 23 @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Oct 24

College Goals and Strategies

Tue., Oct. 24 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 25
Oct 26

Starting Out in Canvas

Thu., Oct. 26 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 27

Canvas Exploration

Fri., Oct. 27 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Oct 28

Film Screening: Most Likely to Succeed

Sat., Oct. 28 @ 2:15pm - 5:00pm

The week of October 30

Nov 1

IBA Training

Nov. 1 - Nov. 3 @ 8:00am - 4:30pm
Nov 3

LGBTQIA

Fri., Nov. 3 @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week! Here are the survey results:

Sacramento City College Fall 2017 Professional Development Week and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 6 – September 25-October 1- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: SARS Alert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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 (PDF) (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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Introduction to DSPS

 


IN THE NEWS:

Community College Research Center, Fall 2017

Is Early College Working?
University Business Magazine talks to Davis Jenkins about concerns about high school-college dual enrollment programs.

 


National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)

For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

 


CCC Technology For Student Success News

Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Online Education Initiative (OEI).

 


The Community College Journal, Fall 2017

Embracing Tech

The Universe of Networked devices is growing exponentially — and this trend has big implications for community colleges.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

What I’m Reading: ‘Shared Leadership in Higher Education’

As a political scientist and academic administrator, I’ve long been interested in shared governance. But a new report on the value of shared leadership in higher education, prepared for the American Council on Education by Adrianna J. Kezar and Elizabeth M. Holcombe, has challenged my thinking. I see now how models of shared governance can focus more on distributing power than on collaborating meaningfully.

 

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

How Should I Study for the Exam?

An article to share with student learners…

When an exam approaches, virtually all students agree they need to study and most will, albeit with varying intensity. Most will study the same way they always have—using the strategies they think work. The question students won’t ask is: How should I study for this exam? They don’t recognize that what they need to learn can and should be studied in different ways.

 


 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Creating Data Faculty Can Use

At many institutions, there is certainly no lack of data on student performance. Administrators and faculty often find there is a measurement for nearly everything they and their students do as they strive to increase college completion rates.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

How can disadvantaged students succeed in school? For sociologist Anindya Kundu, grit and stick-to-itiveness aren’t enough; students also need to develop their agency, or their capacity to overcome obstacles and navigate the system. He shares hopeful stories of students who have defied expectations in the face of personal, social and institutional challenges.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


Quote of the Week: 

“You Can’t Do It Alone is the fifth truth. No leader ever got anything extraordinary done without the talent and support of others. Leadership is a team sport, and you need to engage others in the cause. What strengthens and sustains the relationship between leader and constituent is that leaders are obsessed with what is best for others, not what is best for themselves.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know . Wiley. Location 243, Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Now that we have normalized into the fall semester, our office is pleased to share the survey results from the Professional Development and Convocation week. It is with your participation that we are able to design and bring these features to fruition campus wide. As a professional development program in continuous improvement, for those that chose to participate in the survey, thank you for your support and critique to make us better for the sake of all students who wish to succeed as well as for the unity of the college.

Sacramento City College Fall 2017 Professional Development Week and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a week of success!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of September 18

The week of September 25

The week of October 02

The week of October 09

The week of October 16

Oct 20
Oct 20

UndocuAlly Training

Fri., Oct. 20 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
Oct 20

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week!

For those who weren’t able to attend Convocation, or for those who just need to see it one more time, here is the link to the convocation videos:

Part 1 (Introductions, opening remarks & welcome): https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76488?key=1f8c31175639641980f83a510a028efbe9c3ec87

Part 2 (LRCCD Chancellor King’s address & SCC President Gutierrez’s address) : https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76495?key=893083a6068a2ee702ebdd355b58197da1df07f1

New hires and promotions recognized at convocation:

NOTE: there was an error in one of the titles listed for our new hires, please see below for corrected list of new hires.

Classified
Dalal AbboushiInstructional Assistant
Jorge AlvaradoStudent Personnel Assistant
Ahmed AmeerzadaInstructional Services Assistant II (Promotional)
Eric BanhCounseling Clerk II
Sandra BelmaresStudent Equity and Success Supervisor (Promotional)
Carly BrothertonLead library Technician
Maggie CarmonaAdministrative Assistant
Laura CavazosCustodian
Andrea CooperInstructional Services Assistant I
Diana DanielsAdministrative Assistant (Promotional)
Alicia DoxonClerk III
Baleria FloresLibrary Technician
Tania HernandezOutreach Specialist
Tiffanie HoResearch Analyst
Wendy LeeStudent Personnel Assistant
Haley LepperStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Cui LiLaboratory Technician
Lizzy LynchStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Kaitlyn MacGregorCommunications and Public Information Officer
Courtnee MackOutreach Specialist (Promotional)
Irina MarsantStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Zelene MolinaStudent Success and Support Program Specialist
Elisabeth OsaiFinancial Aid Clerk II
Jennifer PanagAdministrative Assistant
Paul RaynardClerk II
Shakeya RobinsonAccount Clerk III (Promotional)
Elizabeth ShutakLibrary Technician
Aksana ShyrochynaInstructional Services Assistant II
Marina ZanardelliStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Faculty, LTT, Counselors
Stephanie AbundoMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Halsey BoydMath Lab Coordinator
Nicholas DaleMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Carlin DaleyOccupational Therapy Assistant Professor
Randy DhandaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Larisa FigueroaDental Hygiene Assistant Professor
Rebecca GoodchildPublic Services Librarian
Julie GossettNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Abdelaziz KainaComputer Information Science Networking & Security Assistant Professor
Richard MaedaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Felicia MesaNursing (Registered Nurse) Assistant Professor LTT
Abida MukarramComputer Information Science Programming Assistant Professor
Valery NgassamPhysics/Astronomy Assistant Professor
Carlos PerezElectronics Technology Assistant Professor
Bradley PrudhelMechanical Electrical Technology Assistant Professor LTT
Rachel StewartCoordinator/Counselor
Managers
Steven BoydVice President of Instruction
Carrie BrayInterim Vice President Administrative Services
Robin IkegamiInterim Dean Language and Literature
Martin RamirezHispanic Serving Institution/STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SEI) Project Director
Carl SjovoldInterim Dean Behavior and Social Science
Michael GutierrezPresident

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 5 – September 18-24- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: SARS Alert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Introduction to DSPS

 


IN THE NEWS:

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)

For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

 


CCC Technology For Student Success News

Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Online Education Initiative (OEI).

 


The Community College Journal, Fall 2017

Embracing Tech

The Universe of Networked devices is growing exponentially — and this trend has big implications for community colleges.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

‘We Are Ready to Thrive’

Moises Serrano tells the story of his unlikely journey to college in a new documentary film, “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America.”

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

Inclusion by Design: Tool Helps Faculty Examine Their Teaching Practices

Are there barriers to inclusion lurking in your courses?

 


 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Creating Data Faculty Can Use

At many institutions, there is certainly no lack of data on student performance. Administrators and faculty often find there is a measurement for nearly everything they and their students do as they strive to increase college completion rates.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

JUN WANG

What if you could know exactly how food or medication would impact your health — before you put it in your body? Genomics researcher Jun Wang is working to develop digital doppelgangers for real people; they start with genetic code, but they’ll also factor in other kinds of data as well, from food intake to sleep to data collected by a “smart toilet.” With all of this valuable information, Wang hopes to create an engine that will change the way we think about health, both on an individual level and as a collective.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“The fourth truth is that Focusing on the Future Sets Leaders Apart. The capacity to imagine and articulate exciting future possibilities is a defining competence of leaders. You have to take the long-term perspective. Gain insight from reviewing your past and develop outsight by looking around.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know . Wiley. Location 243, Kindle Edition.

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development for this week: workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, hope you have a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of September 11

The week of September 18

The week of September 25

The week of October 02

The week of October 09

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week!

For those who weren’t able to attend Convocation, or for those who just need to see it one more time, here is the link to the convocation videos:

Part 1 (Introductions, opening remarks & welcome): https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76488?key=1f8c31175639641980f83a510a028efbe9c3ec87

Part 2 (LRCCD Chancellor King’s address & SCC President Gutierrez’s address) : https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76495?key=893083a6068a2ee702ebdd355b58197da1df07f1

New hires and promotions recognized at convocation:

NOTE: there was an error in one of the titles listed for our new hires, please see below for corrected list of new hires.

Classified
Dalal AbboushiInstructional Assistant
Jorge AlvaradoStudent Personnel Assistant
Ahmed AmeerzadaInstructional Services Assistant II (Promotional)
Eric BanhCounseling Clerk II
Sandra BelmaresStudent Equity and Success Supervisor (Promotional)
Carly BrothertonLead library Technician
Maggie CarmonaAdministrative Assistant
Laura CavazosCustodian
Andrea CooperInstructional Services Assistant I
Diana DanielsAdministrative Assistant (Promotional)
Alicia DoxonClerk III
Baleria FloresLibrary Technician
Tania HernandezOutreach Specialist
Tiffanie HoResearch Analyst
Wendy LeeStudent Personnel Assistant
Haley LepperStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Cui LiLaboratory Technician
Lizzy LynchStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Kaitlyn MacGregorCommunications and Public Information Officer
Courtnee MackOutreach Specialist (Promotional)
Irina MarsantStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Zelene MolinaStudent Success and Support Program Specialist
Elisabeth OsaiFinancial Aid Clerk II
Jennifer PanagAdministrative Assistant
Paul RaynardClerk II
Shakeya RobinsonAccount Clerk III (Promotional)
Elizabeth ShutakLibrary Technician
Aksana ShyrochynaInstructional Services Assistant II
Marina ZanardelliStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Faculty, LTT, Counselors
Stephanie AbundoMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Halsey BoydMath Lab Coordinator
Nicholas DaleMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Carlin DaleyOccupational Therapy Assistant Professor
Randy DhandaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Larisa FigueroaDental Hygiene Assistant Professor
Rebecca GoodchildPublic Services Librarian
Julie GossettNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Abdelaziz KainaComputer Information Science Networking & Security Assistant Professor
Richard MaedaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Felicia MesaNursing (Registered Nurse) Assistant Professor LTT
Abida MukarramComputer Information Science Programming Assistant Professor
Valery NgassamPhysics/Astronomy Assistant Professor
Carlos PerezElectronics Technology Assistant Professor
Bradley PrudhelMechanical Electrical Technology Assistant Professor LTT
Rachel StewartCoordinator/Counselor
Managers
Steven BoydVice President of Instruction
Carrie BrayInterim Vice President Administrative Services
Robin IkegamiInterim Dean Language and Literature
Martin RamirezHispanic Serving Institution/STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SEI) Project Director
Carl SjovoldInterim Dean Behavior and Social Science
Michael GutierrezPresident

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 4 – September 11-17- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: SARS Alert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Introduction to DSPS

 


IN THE NEWS:

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)

For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

 


CCC Technology For Student Success News

Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Online Education Initiative (OEI).

 


The Community College Journal, Fall 2017

Embracing Tech

The Universe of Networked devices is growing exponentially — and this trend has big implications for community colleges.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Fill Out This Bingo Card During Your First Faculty Meeting of the Year

Two years ago, McSweeney’s triggered a wave of delight in academe when it published a “First Faculty Meeting of the Year Bingo” card,dreamed up by Lisa Nikolidakis. We asked you to fill it out and send it back to us. And while many of you dutifully crossed off your speaker’s hackneyed attempts to relate, some went the extra mile and provided us a few new options for the bingo board.

 

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

Helping Students Make the Right Call on Cell Phones

Much has been written, both in Faculty Focus and elsewhere, about cell phones in the classroom. Such pieces typically break into two categories: whether to ban or not to ban, and techniques for using devices productively for educational purposes.

 

Facilitating Communities of Practice in Online Courses

What are communities of practice?
A community of practice is a network of people who exchange knowledge about a common profession. Members of the community exchange effective practices and share evidence and results while supporting each other on a personal level. Good examples of these communities are the LinkedIn groups that can be found for nearly any profession.

communities of practice components from beginning to end of semester

 

The Key Ingredients to Students’ Success in a College Course

It is very rewarding personally and professionally to teach psychology in higher education. As I reflect on teaching and working with students, I am mindful of the five key ingredients I have found to be valuable to their success in a course.

The first ingredient is creating a trusting, safe, and respectful learning environment for students to thrive. When students feel comfortable in their learning environment, they feel confident to express their ideas, ask questions, and connect with the course in a meaningful way.

 


 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Flipped Courses and Costs

Responding to ‘The College Lecture is Dying. Good Riddance’.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

NIKI OKUK

When workers own companies, the economy is more resilient

Another economic reality is possible — one that values community, sustainability and resiliency instead of profit by any means necessary. Niki Okuk shares her case for cooperative economics and a vision for how working-class people can organize and own the businesses they work for, making decisions for themselves and enjoying the fruits of their labor.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“The third truth is that Values Drive Commitment. People want to know what you stand for and believe in. They want to know what you value. And leaders need to know what others value if they are going to be able to forge alignments between personal values and organizational demands.

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know . Wiley. Location 243, Kindle Edition.

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development for this week: workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, hope your Labor Day weekend was productive and relaxing, and offer yourself and students a great week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of September 4

The week of September 21

The week of September 28

The week of October 04

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week!

For those who weren’t able to attend Convocation, or for those who just need to see it one more time, here is the link to the convocation videos:

Part 1 (Introductions, opening remarks & welcome): https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76488?key=1f8c31175639641980f83a510a028efbe9c3ec87

Part 2 (LRCCD Chancellor King’s address & SCC President Gutierrez’s address) : https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76495?key=893083a6068a2ee702ebdd355b58197da1df07f1

New hires and promotions recognized at convocation:

NOTE: there was an error in one of the titles listed for our new hires, please see below for corrected list of new hires.

Classified
Dalal AbboushiInstructional Assistant
Jorge AlvaradoStudent Personnel Assistant
Ahmed AmeerzadaInstructional Services Assistant II (Promotional)
Eric BanhCounseling Clerk II
Sandra BelmaresStudent Equity and Success Supervisor (Promotional)
Carly BrothertonLead library Technician
Maggie CarmonaAdministrative Assistant
Laura CavazosCustodian
Andrea CooperInstructional Services Assistant I
Diana DanielsAdministrative Assistant (Promotional)
Alicia DoxonClerk III
Baleria FloresLibrary Technician
Tania HernandezOutreach Specialist
Tiffanie HoResearch Analyst
Wendy LeeStudent Personnel Assistant
Haley LepperStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Cui LiLaboratory Technician
Lizzy LynchStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Kaitlyn MacGregorCommunications and Public Information Officer
Courtnee MackOutreach Specialist (Promotional)
Irina MarsantStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Zelene MolinaStudent Success and Support Program Specialist
Elisabeth OsaiFinancial Aid Clerk II
Jennifer PanagAdministrative Assistant
Paul RaynardClerk II
Shakeya RobinsonAccount Clerk III (Promotional)
Elizabeth ShutakLibrary Technician
Aksana ShyrochynaInstructional Services Assistant II
Marina ZanardelliStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Faculty, LTT, Counselors
Stephanie AbundoMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Halsey BoydMath Lab Coordinator
Nicholas DaleMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Carlin DaleyOccupational Therapy Assistant Professor
Randy DhandaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Larisa FigueroaDental Hygiene Assistant Professor
Rebecca GoodchildPublic Services Librarian
Julie GossettNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Abdelaziz KainaComputer Information Science Networking & Security Assistant Professor
Richard MaedaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Felicia MesaNursing (Registered Nurse) Assistant Professor LTT
Abida MukarramComputer Information Science Programming Assistant Professor
Valery NgassamPhysics/Astronomy Assistant Professor
Carlos PerezElectronics Technology Assistant Professor
Bradley PrudhelMechanical Electrical Technology Assistant Professor LTT
Rachel StewartCoordinator/Counselor
Managers
Steven BoydVice President of Instruction
Carrie BrayInterim Vice President Administrative Services
Robin IkegamiInterim Dean Language and Literature
Martin RamirezHispanic Serving Institution/STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SEI) Project Director
Carl SjovoldInterim Dean Behavior and Social Science
Michael GutierrezPresident

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

Wednesday, Aug. 30,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

Thursday, Aug. 31,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 3 – September 4-10- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: SARS Alert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Introduction to DSPS

 


IN THE NEWS:

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)

For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

 


Center for Urban Education logo

Research

California Community Colleges

As open access institutions, community colleges provide open access to the majority of higher education students in the state of California, and serve as the main entry point to college for many under-served student populations like Latina/os and African-Americans. With a dynamic set of organizational structures and institutional priorities, and being highly bureaucratic and unionized institutions, community colleges are complicated organizations that vary in their capacity and willingness to achieve equitable outcomes for students of color.

 


CCC Technology For Student Success News

Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Online Education Initiative (OEI).

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Trump May End DACA in 6 Months, Fueling Uncertainty for Undocumented Students

President Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he will end a program that has allowed some 800,000 young immigrants to live, work, and study in the United States without fear of immediate deportation. His action may be delayed for six months to give Congress a chance to act, according to reports published over the weekend.

 

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

A Challenge to Current Grading Practices

There’s a lot to be gained from considering ideas and arguments at odds with current practice. In higher education, many instructional practices are accepted and replicated with little thought. Fortunately, there are a few scholars who keep asking tough questions and challenging conventional thinking. Australian D. Royce Sadler is one of them. His views on feedback and assessment are at odds with the mainstream, but his scholarship is impeccable, well-researched, and logically coherent. His ideas merit our attention, make for rich discussion, and should motivate us to delve into the assumptions that ground current policies and practices.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 ERIKA GREGORY
Today nine nations collectively control more than 15,000 nuclear weapons, each hundreds of times more powerful than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We don’t need more nuclear weapons; we need a new generation to face the unfinished challenge of disarmament started decades ago. Nuclear reformer Erika Gregory calls on today’s rising leaders — those born in a time without Cold War fears and duck-and-cover training — to pursue an ambitious goal: ridding the world of nuclear weapons by 2045.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

 

“The second truth is that Credibility Is the Foundation of Leadership. You have to believe in you, but others have to believe in you, too. What does it take for others to believe in you? Short answer: Credibility. We’ve said it many times, but we need to say it again, especially in these times when people have become cynical about their leaders and institutions: If people don’t believe in you, they won’t willingly follow you.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know . Wiley. Location 243, Kindle Edition.

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development, workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests this week are below:

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, welcome to the Fall 2017 Semester!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of August 28

Wednesday, Aug. 30,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

Thursday, Aug. 31,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

The week of September 4

The week of September 21

The week of September 28

The week of October 04

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week!

For those who weren’t able to attend Convocation, or for those who just need to see it one more time, here is the link to the convocation videos:

Part 1 (Introductions, opening remarks & welcome): https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76488?key=1f8c31175639641980f83a510a028efbe9c3ec87

Part 2 (LRCCD Chancellor King’s address & SCC President Gutierrez’s address) : https://www.3cmediasolutions.org/privid/76495?key=893083a6068a2ee702ebdd355b58197da1df07f1

 

New hires and promotions recognized at convocation:

NOTE: there was an error in one of the titles listed for our new hires, please see below for corrected list of new hires.

Classified
Dalal AbboushiInstructional Assistant
Jorge AlvaradoStudent Personnel Assistant
Ahmed AmeerzadaInstructional Services Assistant II (Promotional)
Eric BanhCounseling Clerk II
Sandra BelmaresStudent Equity and Success Supervisor (Promotional)
Carly BrothertonLead library Technician
Maggie CarmonaAdministrative Assistant
Laura CavazosCustodian
Andrea CooperInstructional Services Assistant I
Diana DanielsAdministrative Assistant (Promotional)
Alicia DoxonClerk III
Baleria FloresLibrary Technician
Tania HernandezOutreach Specialist
Tiffanie HoResearch Analyst
Wendy LeeStudent Personnel Assistant
Haley LepperStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Cui LiLaboratory Technician
Lizzy LynchStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Kaitlyn MacGregorCommunications and Public Information Officer
Courtnee MackOutreach Specialist (Promotional)
Irina MarsantStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Zelene MolinaStudent Success and Support Program Specialist
Elisabeth OsaiFinancial Aid Clerk II
Jennifer PanagAdministrative Assistant
Paul RaynardClerk II
Shakeya RobinsonAccount Clerk III (Promotional)
Elizabeth ShutakLibrary Technician
Aksana ShyrochynaInstructional Services Assistant II
Marina ZanardelliStudent Personnel Assistant (Promotional)
Faculty, LTT, Counselors
Stephanie AbundoMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Halsey BoydMath Lab Coordinator
Nicholas DaleMathematics Assistant Professor LTT
Carlin DaleyOccupational Therapy Assistant Professor
Randy DhandaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Larisa FigueroaDental Hygiene Assistant Professor
Rebecca GoodchildPublic Services Librarian
Julie GossettNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Abdelaziz KainaComputer Information Science Networking & Security Assistant Professor
Richard MaedaNursing LVN Assistant Professor
Felicia MesaNursing (Registered Nurse) Assistant Professor LTT
Abida MukarramComputer Information Science Programming Assistant Professor
Valery NgassamPhysics/Astronomy Assistant Professor
Carlos PerezElectronics Technology Assistant Professor
Bradley PrudhelMechanical Electrical Technology Assistant Professor LTT
Rachel StewartCoordinator/Counselor
Managers
Steven BoydVice President of Instruction
Carrie BrayInterim Vice President Administrative Services
Robin IkegamiInterim Dean Language and Literature
Martin RamirezHispanic Serving Institution/STEM Equity and Success Initiative (SEI) Project Director
Carl SjovoldInterim Dean Behavior and Social Science
Michael GutierrezPresident

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

Wednesday, Aug. 30,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

Thursday, Aug. 31,  12-1pm – LRC 318 – Register Here

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

This weeks article through the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 1 – August 28 – September 1- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

Welcome to the 1st week of ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs August 28-September 1

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: SARS Alert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 


IN THE NEWS:

Center for Urban Education logo

The President’s approval rating has now dropped to 25% in California, and while I doubt he cares–he should.

As the most politically progressive state in the union, California is often a leading indicator of future trends across a spectrum of opinions and issues. As one notable example, it is the only state with a policy specifically aimed at achieving student equity in educational outcomes in its
community colleges.

 


CCC Technology For Student Success News

Welcome to the Fall 2017 issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Online Education Initiative (OEI).

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

In a Fake News Climate, Critical Thinking Skills Are More Crucial Than Ever

“FBI Insider: Clinton Emails Linked to Political Pedophile Sex Ring,” declared a blog post just days before the U.S. presidential election.

And earlier this year [2017], an online headline blasted: “BOMBSHELL: Trump and Putin Spotted at Swiss Resort Prior to Election.”

There was only one problem. Neither was true at all. Even the sources were suspect.

 

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

Questioning the Two-Hour Rule for Studying

Faculty often tell students to study two hours for every credit hour. Where and when did this rule of thumb originate? I’ve been unable to track down its genesis. I suspect it started around 1909, when the Carnegie Unit (CU) was accepted as the standard measure of class time. [See Heffernan (1973) and Shedd (2003) for thorough histories of the credit hour.] The U.S. Department of Education defines the credit hour as “One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester…” The expectation was the norm when I was in college in the 1980s and more seasoned professors indicate it was expected in the 1970s too.

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Niki Okuk · Entrepreneur
Another economic reality is possible — one that values community, sustainability and resiliency instead of profit by any means necessary. Niki Okuk shares her case for cooperative economics and a vision for how working-class people can organize and own the businesses they work for, making decisions for themselves and enjoying the fruits of their labor.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“The first truth is that You Make a Difference. It is the most fundamental truth of all. Before you can lead, you have to believe that you can have a positive impact on others. You have to believe in yourself. That’s where it all begins. Leadership begins when you believe you can make a difference.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know . Wiley. Location 235, Kindle Edition.

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Greetings and welcome to the fall 2017 semester! Thanks go to the many people that organized, offered, and participated in Professional Development last week, as well as attended both parts of Convocation! As for the WINNER by a large margin of the Amazon Fire during the Program Showcase event, our very own LINDA REYNOLDS from the Business Division made it to 95% of the exhibits. Congratulations! You may come to the Staff Resource Center in LRC 106 to claim your door prize!

You can look forward to the full convocation videos available in the next week, including a list of all hires!

Professional Development, workshops, events, and Interests this week:

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, welcome to the Fall 2017 Semester!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of August 21-27

The week of August 28- September 3

The week of September 4-10

The week of September 21

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

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)

 

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Sacramento Bee

Whitney Yamamura and Michael Gutierrez

2 College Presidents Begin in Los Rios

Whitney Yamamura, left, has been appointed the next president of Folsom Lake College, and Michael Gutierrez, right, will be Sacramento City College’s new president.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors See Charlottesville as a Starting Point for Discussions on Race

Students aren’t always comfortable talking about race, especially at the beginning of the semester in a classroom led by a professor they don’t know yet.

 

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

How Teacher-Scholars Prepare Students for an Evolving World

You’ve probably heard “ivory tower” jokes or other ways of lampooning academic researchers and scholars….


Faculty Focus

Three Reasons to Ditch Technology in Your Flipped Classroom

What would happen if you were to arrive to your classroom, unplug the devices, turn off the projector, and step away from the PowerPoint slides … just for the day?

What would you and your students do in class?

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Susan Pinker

The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy — it’s their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions. Learn more about super longevity as Pinker explains what it takes to live to 100 and beyond.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

Valuable Gift of a Nurturing Environment
August 21, 2017

I dreamed a thousand new paths . . . I woke and walked my old one.
-Chinese Proverb

ExchangeEveryDay.com

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development, workshops, events, flex and Convocation Interests this week:

 

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, welcome to the Fall 2017 Semester!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of August 14-18

Professional Development Week

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 

 


Student 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)

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

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 COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Ads Spell Out What Career and Technical Education Really Is — and Who It’s For

To attract a generation of students, colleges try to shift outdated perceptions of a pathway to promising jobs.

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

 

How Teacher-Scholars Prepare Students for an Evolving World

You’ve probably heard “ivory tower” jokes or other ways of lampooning academic researchers and scholars….


Faculty Focus

Brainstorming Questionnaire for Designing or Improving a Course with Increased Faculty Presence

Faculty presence is a component of the online classroom that’s sometimes overlooked or underestimated by new online instructors, but it is often the most important determining factor for a student’s success and overall satisfaction in a course.

Engaging Students in Online Courses: Adding Experiential to Asynchrony

Teaching online is a unique experience for faculty and students. Although I love the online environment for some courses, it does present its own challenges. One of those challenges is how to engage online students in activities that push them to go beyond simply reading, interpreting, and interacting. After all, the idea (in most cases) is that the student can apply their learning, knowledge, and skills in their respective fields of study. As such, we are constantly seeking ways to engage students in learning that goes beyond the “click-through” material.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Manoush Zomorodi

Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It’s because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Heard on TED Talk Radio
  • Creative Inspiration
  • The roots of Terrorism
  • Great Stories for your Commute
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Celebrate Science
  • Life Changing Educators
  • Best Life Advice

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“…We describe in the workforce how it has changed from what previous generations knew, becoming increasingly diverse, multi-cultural, dispersed, horizontal, and distributed, and, consequently, requiring more collaboration than competition.”

The Truth about Leadership

by James M. Pouzes and Barry Z. Posner