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

SCC NEWS:

In an effort to seek full participation, please complete spelling the Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation satisfaction Surrey. It will close Wednesday. This effort assists us to provide meaningful and purposeful professional development programming. We thank those colleagues who have already participated!

Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey

 

New additions and links this week to the Professional Development Data Base:

SCC Online Professional Development Opportunities

City Chronicles, The news source for Faculty and Staff

Community Resources Guide

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of September 15

The week of September 22

Sep 23

In Case of Emergency

Tue., Sep. 23 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sep 24

SLO Fall Flex Workshops

Wed., Sep. 24 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sep 25
Sep 26

Student Equity Plan Open Campus Meeting

Fri., Sep. 26 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm

The week of September 29

Sep 30

Student Equity Plan Open Campus Meeting

Tue., Sep. 30 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 1

D2L Grades (Online Class)

Wed., Oct. 1 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 1

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Oct. 1 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The week of October 6

Oct 8

Intro to D2L (Online Class) 

Wed., Oct. 8 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 9

Preparing for the Performance Review Process

Thu., Oct. 9 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 10

D2L Discussions (Face-to-face)

Fri., Oct. 10 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm

The week of October 13

Oct 15
Oct 15

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Oct. 15 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 17

CLA Session 6: CLA Pathways to Success, Session1

Fri., Oct. 17 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm

 

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

“AANAPISI”- Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

Los Rios’ participation in the White House Summit For Community Colleges

Improving College Opportunity


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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


The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

This is a referral system for educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Oh, the Humanities! Disciplines Survived, Even Thrived, Despite Recession

Rise of Online Booksellers Brings Complaints From Campus Bookstores

Why Campuses Can’t Talk About Alcohol When It Comes to Sexual Assault

 

Faculty Focus

Six Principles for Measuring and Communicating the Value of Your Faculty Development Center 

10 Recommendations for Improving Group Work

Introduction to Key Concepts in Five Minutes or Less: The ‘Did You Know?’ Microlecture Series 

“She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.” 

 

Inside Higher Education

Six Excellent Books for TA’s

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

Tanveer Naseer, Speaker and Coach

Credibility Is The Foundation Of Leadership

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

You can Learn anything, continued…

September 15-21, 2014

As long as they embrace struggle and mistakes, they can learn anything.
-Salman Khan, Khan Academy

“Researchers have known for some time that the brain is like a muscle; that the more you use it, the more it grows.  They have found that neural connections form and deepen most when we make mistakes doing difficult tasks rather than repeatedly having success with easy ones.  What this means is that our intelligence is not fixed, and the best way that we can grow our intelligence is to embrace tasks where we might struggle and fail.”

People with a growth mindset, however, embraced challenges, and understood that tenacity and effort could change their learning outcomes. As you can imagine, this correlated with the latter group more actively pushing themselves and growing intellectually.

The good news is that mindsets can be taught; they’re malleable.

This bold claim was made by Salman Khan in his article, “The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart“.  Along with the article is an entertaining and informative 90-second video, “You Can Learn Anything.”  Check it out.

Make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

SCC NEWS:

Summer 2014 Professional Development Program Satisfaction Survey Results

Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results

SCC Online Professional Development Opportunities

City Chronicles, The news source for Faculty and Staff

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of September 8

The week of September 15

The week of September 22

Sep 23

In Case of Emergency

Tue., Sep. 23 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sep 24

SLO Fall Flex Workshops

Wed., Sep. 24 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sep 25
Sep 26

Student Equity Plan Open Campus Meeting

Fri., Sep. 26 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm

The week of September 29

Sep 30

Student Equity Plan Open Campus Meeting

Tue., Sep. 30 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 1

D2L Grades (Online Class)

Wed., Oct. 1 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 1

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Oct. 1 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The week of October 6

Oct 8

Intro to D2L (Online Class) 

Wed., Oct. 8 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 9

Preparing for the Performance Review Process

Thu., Oct. 9 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 10

D2L Discussions (Face-to-face)

Fri., Oct. 10 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm

 

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

“AANAPISI”- Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

Los Rios’ participation in the White House Summit For Community Colleges

Improving College Opportunity


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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


The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

This is a referral system for educators across campus to use with students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. It brings together the appropriate resources that can contribute to student engagement, retention, persistence, and completion, which leads to student success!


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

 U.S. Is Urged to Curtail Alarming Dropout Rates Among Minority Men

How Professors in St. Louis Are Teaching the Lessons of Ferguson’s Unrest

Do Americans Expect Too Much From a College Degree?

How Economically Diverse Is Your College? A ‘New York Times’ Ranking May Soon Tell

Faculty Focus

Building Community and Creating Relevance in the Online Classroom

Creating Connections between Disciplines: What Paintings Can Teach Students about Politics

Inside Higher Education

War on Multiple Fronts

Humanities: Still Here

Young Families and Student Debt

Interviewing Gay Candidates

The New York Times

Who Gets to Graduate

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

The brain is a Swiss Army knife: Nancy Kanwisher at TED2014

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

You can Learn anything

September 8-14, 2014

Laughter gives us a distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it, and then move on.
-Bob Newhart

“Researchers have known for some time that the brain is like a muscle; that the more you use it, the more it grows.  They’ve found that neural connections form and deepen most when we make mistakes doing difficult tasks rather than repeatedly having success with easy ones.  What this means is that our intelligence is not fixed, and the best way that we can grow our intelligence is to embrace tasks where we might struggle and fail.”

Make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

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Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

“AANAPISI”- Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

Los Rios’ participation in the White House Summit For Community Colleges

Improving College Opportunity


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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


The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

(This is a referral system for students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. There will be a workshop on this system September 11th)


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Do Americans Expect Too Much From a College Degree?

When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow

 

Faculty Focus

Those Magical and Mysterious Learning Moments

 

Educational Testing Solutions, ETS

Introducing the new SuccessNavigator assessment

Inside Higher Education

Aspiring Adults Adrift

The Accreditation Conundrum

New York Times

How to Get Kids to Class: To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services (Please note: SCC provides a yellow booklet called “Community Resources”. They are located throughout the campus. For more information concerning the contents, contact the CalWorks office or Ramona Cobian at CobianR@scc.losrios.edu)

California Governor Appeals Court Ruling Overturning Protections for Teachers

Release of college rankings next week

 

The Collaborative Brain Trust (CBT)

Collaborative Brain Trust (CBT), Community College Consulting

Sacramento Bee

California weighs community college baccalaureates to close degree gap

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world?

 A school day, in TED Talks


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Weighty Questions

September 1-7, 2014

You’re alive. Do something. The direction in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.
-Barbara Hall

“Perhaps we are sometimes afraid to allow children and students to contemplate the weighty questions of life because it will mean we have to deal with them as well,” observes Nancy Rosenow in Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature She continues…

“How do we face the fact that death is a part of life? …  How do we reconcile the touching beauty of nature and gentleness of the natural world with what seems like nature’s heartless cruelty?  These are not easy questions, but they are ones worth asking.  One of the gifts nature gives to all of us is the reassurance that a new day will always dawn… without fail.  No matter how dark the night before, the sun will always rise.  These may seem like clichés, but when we stop to let ourselves ponder the reality of these words, we are reminded that we, too, have been given the ability to always persevere.  We have the ability to find the lesson — and the gift — in every situation, no matter how difficult.  It may take a while to discover, but the gift is always there.  That’s a lesson I believe we might want to make part of children and student’s ‘core curriculum’ — and our own.” Courtesy of “Exchange Everyday”

Make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

August 25, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

 

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

 

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

“AANAPISI”- Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

 

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

 

Los Rios’ participation in the White House Summit For Community Colleges

Improving College Opportunity

 

Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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

 

The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

(This is a referral system for students needing assistance beyond the scope of the classroom. There will be a workshop on this system September 9th)


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Community-College Association Issues Guide to Transform the Sector

A Shooting in a St. Louis Suburb Reverberates on Campuses Near and Far

Faculty Focus

 A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Raising, Communicating, and Enforcing Expectations in Online Courses

Inside Higher Education

Reengineering Retention

LinkedIn

Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success

How To Diversity Your Life

New York Times

How to Get Kids to Class: To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services (Please note: SCC provides a yellow booklet called “Community Resources”. They are located throughout the campus. For more information concerning the contents, contact the CalWorks office or Ramona Cobian at CobianR@scc.losrios.edu)

Sacramento Bee

California weighs community college baccalaureates to close degree gap

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes

Talks for foodies

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Hard Joys and Energy Zones

August 25, 2014

The art of communication is the language of leadership.
-James Humes

Sometimes a student’s difficulties will be expressed in a physical release of tension.  There are those student’s who may also express a verbal defense. These expressions may be observed as ‘energy zones.’  Recognizing these energy zone opens the door to creative problem solving by redirecting the energy. Strategic communication tools can be implemented that lead to critical thinking and decision making by helping to turn negative feelings into positive ones.

If you allow your mind to wander through the energy zones, many creative, even fun, solutions begin to emerge. Instead of getting into a battle of words perhaps a solution could be to relate the information to the content of the course. Then we can calmly find a solution to this problem. The student who has so much energy may not rest in a desk for an entire class period. Therefore, she/he might respond to an alternative delivery type such as the “flipped model” as one example. Offering student’s time at a task to get their emotional energy under control can be more positive and meaningful than pursing only the content alone.  It also offers the facilitator of learning, insight about the ‘energy zone’ and ideas for sharing the control of the learning environment when you are not present. These are true leadership values that promote greater skills of effective communication across the learning spectrum.

 

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

August 18, 2014 – Fall Flex Week – Professional Development Activities

FLEX Week Information:

A 360° Approach to Student Success

The Impact of Policy, Soft Skills, & Contact in the Community College Environment

Fall 2014 Flex Week is here!  Please visit the following pages for all information regarding Flex and Convocation: 2014 Fall Flex Website - Here you will find Schedules for Tech Wednesday, Flex Thursday, and Convocation Friday (click the links under “Program Schedules”).  You will also find a printable Flex booklet, the updated Flex Attendance Record/Obligation Form, and other details about 2014 Fall Flex Week.

*Important: If you plan to attend the Introduction to WordPress Content Management System workshop you must PREREGISTER online.

2014 Fall Convocation Website – Convocation starts at 9:00am sharp in the PAC.

  • Please leave your division meetings by 8:45am and be seated in the PAC no later than 9:00am.
  • The location of the department charette, scheduled for 10:45am – 12:00pm after Convocation, will be included in a handout given during Convocation.
  • Reminder: There will be a continental breakfast offered on Friday in the City Café from 7:00am to 7:45am.

Also, we are happy to announce the return of our Staff Resource Center Faculty Coordinator, Norman Lorenz.  Welcome Back! Thank you and have a great week!

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

For use during the Division Charette

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

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


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Almanac of Higher Education 2014

 

Faculty Focus

Using “Mulligans” to Enhance Student Participation and Reduce Test Anxiety

How Teaching Online Made Me a Better Face-to-Face Instructor

Motivating Students: Should Effort Count?

Four Key Questions about Grading

Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease

 Reality Check: Helping to Manage Student Expectations

 

Community College Journal

The Mounting Problem of Student Debt

 

College Planning & Management

Reshaping Campus Libraries

 

Inside Higher Education

“Hard Times” and Higher Education

Productivity or Sexism?

 

Edutopia

Critical Thinking:5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

The Danger of Silence

Surprisingly Viral TED Talks

Color ind or color brave?


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Effective Communication

August 18, 2014

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher (in our case, a role model at all levels).
-Temple Grandin

“As adults, we often forget, when we are speaking with students at any level, they think more concretely and process information at a different pace than we do.   When we adapt our communication and/or instruction to the level of understanding, we are helping them to think more globally.”  This observation comes from David Elkind who offers tips to go along with this observation, such as…

  • Be specific.  Instructions should be short and clear…
  • Because students process information differently than we do, it’s a good idea to offer instruction or directions one at a time.
  • Accentuate the positive.  A student has the opportunity to experience much more success and much less frustration, if we express what we expect of them “to do” versus what “not to do”.
  • Phrase your instructions so as to inform the student what you expect, opposed to asking him or her to make the decision, unless that is your intention.

In preparation for the fall 2014 semester, the New Student Success Act Brochure and AB 2558 Professional Development, invites us to have an inclusive conversation and Collegial dialogue among our campus professionals.  Have a great semester, we’ll be here to serve you.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

MAY 19, 2014- WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

FLEX:

“INNOVATE”

 


 

STAFF RESOURCE NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY RESULTS:

Spring 2014 SCC “MY VOICE COUNTS (My Professional Development Needs & Wants)” Survey Results

 


 

FALL 2014 FLEX & CONVOCATION:

Fall Flex/Professional Development & Convocation Schedule

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The SCC Charette Teaching & Learning Guide, Spring 2014

 


IN THE NEWS:

The New York Times

Who Gets to Graduate?

 

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Technology Provides Foreign-Language Immersion at a Distance

 

Faculty Focus

Education and Consumerism: Using Students’ Assumptions to Challenge Their Thinking

Using Badges in the Classroom to Motivate Learning

Teaching Introductory Courses: What Is the Public Face of Your Field?

Is Rereading the Material a Good Study Strategy?

 

Inside Higher Education

Must Deans Be Silent?

Writing Environments

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

 Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life

Graduation…now what? (10 talks)

Color ind or color brave?


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

A Teachable Moment?

May 19, 2014

Don’t praise your furnace when the house is cold.
-Russian proverb

As we draw this week to a close, the spring 2014 semester invites us to look back upon a few moments with some reflections about teachable moments for ourselves and our students.

Whether it is through our teaching, learning, or service to students, they invite us to learn from them as they learn from us. The moment engages our mind set to reflect upon Student Success as it creates new opportunities for us in the coming future. This is to continue an effort to see the continuous improvement model as a way to think in an innovative way with regard to access, engagement, retention, persistence, and completion.

In preparation for the fall 2014 semester, the New Student Success Act Brochure and AB 2558 Professional Development, invites us to have an inclusive conversation and collegial dialogue among our campus professionals.  There is no instruction to offer.  What I can offer, in this moment, is my reverence, my glad astonishment at our good fortune, my upward gaze, and wordless watching. I am excited about our future.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

MAY 12, 2014- WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 UPCOMING FLEX:

“INNOVATE”

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The SCC Charette Teaching & Learning Guide, Spring 2014

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Sacramento Bee

Fewer drop out of high school in Sacramento area

 

The Washington Post

The new War on Poverty: Tackling two generations at once

 

The Chronicle for Higher Education

The Gallup-Purdue Index Report

A Caring Professor May Be Key in How a Graduate Thrives

 

Faculty Focus

What We Can Learn from a Bad Day of Teaching

Time-Saving Tips for Managing Your Email Inbox

The Last Class: A Critical Course Component

Teaching Encounter Provides an Up-Close Look at Learning Something New

What Types of Support Do Adjuncts Need?

 

Inside Higher Education

State Regulation of Study Abroad?

Sustaining Open Access

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

Randall Munroe: Comics that ask “what if?”

Color Blind or Color Brave?

The Remix (7 talks)

Color blind or color brave?


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Educators across the Counter Top of Service & Job Satisfaction

May 12, 2014

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
-Japanese proverb

Tapping broadly into educators’ intrinsic motivation…

“An integral part of the leadership role is guiding educators’ to build opportunities for enrichment and personal achievement.  Here are some questions you can ask educators to help them become reflective practitioners and take ownership of their job satisfaction and professional growth:

  • What is the most fulfilling part of your job?
  • What talents, skills, special competencies, and unique contributions do you bring to the the learner?
  • Do you have an opportunity every day to do what you do best?
  • What keeps you from being as effective as you would like to be in your position?
  • If you had the power to change anything about your job, what would you change?”

MAY 5, 2014- WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

FLEX THIS WEEK:

 


 UPCOMING FLEX:

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The SCC Charette Teaching & Learning Guide, Spring 2014

The Great Teachers Seminar

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

President Emerita Shares Videos on Teaching First-Generation Students

Community-College Association Issues Guide to Transform the Sector

Faculty Focus

Tips for Handling Student Excuses

Developing a Framework for a Customized Faculty Development Evaluation Plan

Teaching Effectiveness: The Definitions of Teachers and Students

What’s the Story on Learning Styles?

Integrating Technology into the Online Classroom, Part II

 

Inside Higher Education

Better Late Than Never?

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

Redefining success (10 talks)


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Mistakes Leaders Make
May 5, 2014

I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.
-William Stafford

In “4 Mistakes Leaders Keep Making” in Harvard Business Review, Robert Schaffer identifies these behaviors that block organizational change:

Failing to set proper expectations.  Leaders announce shifts in goals or direction without spelling out specifics, saying who’s accountable, or setting clear deadlines.

Excusing subordinates from the pursuit of overall goals.  Managers allow employees to focus narrowly on their units, and so responsibility for companywide performance gets “delegated” upward.

Colluding with staff experts and consultants.  Executives permit experts to deliver solutions without assuming responsibility for their outcomes.

Waiting while associates prepare, prepare, prepare.  Endless preparation gives the illusion of progress but ultimately gets in the way.

APRIL 28, 2014- WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

FLEX THIS WEEK:

 


 

UPCOMING FLEX:

 


 

Professional Development Needs Assessment & Wants Survey (We Want Your Feedback!) Due by Friday, May 2nd 

MY VOICE COUNTS (My Professional Development Needs & Wants)

 


 

CAMPUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS:

April 30, 2014 – Faculty Retirement Celebration

May 1, 2014– Brown Bag with Brian

 


 

IN THE NEWS:

Mashable.com

14-Year-Old Proves U.S. Can Save $370 Million by Changing Fonts

 

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Obama and Biden Promote $550-Million in New Job-Training Funds

State and Local Money for Higher Education Increased Slightly in 2013

New Survey Documents Pay of Hourly Workers on Campuses

 

Faculty Focus

Integrating Technology into the Online Classroom, Part I

Letting the Students Lead Class Discussions

Discussion Board Audit—A Metacognitive, Wrap-up Assignment

Class Discussion Challenge: Getting Students to Listen and Respond to Each Other’s Comments

 

Inside Higher Education

Putting Community Colleges to Work

Lessons Learned

 

Community College Journal

Community College Journal, April/May 2014 Issue

 

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Accreditation Updates, ACCJC News, Spring 2014

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

A Los Rios Student Success Spring News Update, Keeping you informed: A new Los Rios Student Success newsletter

 


 TED TALKS:

Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

Earth, appreciated

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Being Trustworthy
April 28, 2014

Take time to laugh … it’s the music of the soul.
-Anonymous

“Trust is the foundation of positive relationships and learning.  When we trust one other, expressing feelings demonstrates what matters to them.”  Here are some strategies for growing trust and connecting with students and colleagues:

  • Listen and respond so that the other person knows you care about her/him.
  • Make personal connections when possible. This allows the other individual to feel a part of the broader community.
  • Keep the promises you make so we can depend on one another.
  • Make expectations known so that the other individual feels safe and secure.
  • Acknowledge and accept other’s emotions so they can learn that it is safe to share their feelings.
  • In all, these factors become pathways to student success.

APRIL 21, 2014- WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

FLEX THIS WEEK:

April 22-24, 2014- 8th Annual SCC EarthWeek

April 22, 2014- Moving Pakistan Towards Sustainability: Challenges, Successes, and Visions

 April 22, 2014- Come Walk With Me

Thursday, April 24- 7th Annual SCC Health Fair

 April 24, 2014- Google Apps Sites

Thursday, April 24, 2014- The Origins of the North-South Korean Conflict and the Demilitarized Zone

Thursday, April 24, 2014- Come Walk With Me

 

 


 

UPCOMING FLEX:

April 29, 2014– Discipline and Safety

April 29, 2014– Come Walk With Me

Tuesday, April 29- Veterans in Your Classroom: Successful Strategies and Interventions

May 1, 2014– Come Walk with Me

Tuesday, May 8, 2014- Planning for Next Semester, A Syllabus Review

 


 

CAMPUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS:

April 30, 2014 – Faculty Retirement Celebration

May 1, 2014– Brown Bag with Brian

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Sacramento Bee

Completion rates dip at Sacramento-area community colleges

 

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Push to Reform Remedial Education Raises Difficult Questions for Colleges

Some Colleges Try to Catch Students Up Before They’re Behind

Biden Announces Drive to Award Credit for Apprenticeships

 

Faculty Focus

The Sound of Silence: The Value of Quiet Contemplation in the Classroom

Advice for Teachers: Dare to Be Strict

What’s an Empowered Student?

Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online without Losing Student Engagement

From Rusty to Robust: Overcoming the Challenges to Effective Faculty Development

Do Cumulative Exams Motivate Students?

 

Inside Higher Education

The Slow Climb

Rating My Professor – For Real

 


 

TED TALKS:

Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden wonders of the natural world

South America! (10 talks)

 


 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
-Abigail Adams

Good listening skills are at the core of building trusting relations that inspire peak performance,” Here are a few examples:

*  Think about responses as the other person is talking.

*  Impatience with people who don’t get right to the point.

*  Finishing sentences for people.

*  Carrying on a conversation with someone while involved in another task.

*  Discomfort when people express anger, hurt, disappointment, or hopelessness, therefore, one attempts to say things that will make the feeling go away.