Professional Development News

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

We look forward to your participation.

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a great week.

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 The week of February 13th

The week of February 20th

Feb 23

CANVAS Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Thu., Feb. 23 @ 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Feb 24

Maker Fridays: Arduino

Fri., Feb. 24 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

The week of February 27th

Mar 2

CANVAS Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Thu., Mar. 2 @ 12:00pm - 12:50pm

The week of March 06th

 


Professional Development opportunity with Sac State, College of Continuing Education Certificate Program

California’s community colleges are working to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population while managing faculty attrition and resources. There is a need for well-trained instructors who understand the role of the community college and have the pedagogical skills to effectively facilitate adult learning.

This certificate program provides critical coursework and classroom experience to prepare current and future community college instructors. The coursework and mentored teaching experience enhance the technical competencies necessary to effectively pursue a teaching position at a community college and provide participants with an appreciation of the role and goals of the community college.

For more information:

Community College Faculty Preparation Program

 


Convocation Spring 2017

Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!

President’s Address

Chancellor’s Address and 52,560,000 Minutes!

Pathways Conversation with Butte College

Rogue 100, The Parody of Sacramento City College

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


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)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Obsessed With Smartness

Faculty members have good reason to be interested in those numbers. An incoming class with an unusually large number of students who have been poorly prepared for college will change the nature of what we do. We will have to spend more time working on basic skills in our courses, and less time devoted to the kinds of higher-order cognitive skills and challenges that drew most professors to their disciplines and to an academic career.

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

Let’s Practice What We Teach: Flipping Faculty Development

Faculty everywhere are flipping their classes, but can we flip faculty development? That’s the question I asked myself when I flipped the pre-conference workshop at the 2016 Teaching Professor Technology Conference. What I discovered is that we can “practice what we teach” and design faculty-centered learning experiences much the same way we design student-centered learning experiences.

In this article, I provide a few recommendations for flipping a faculty development workshop. For further inspiration, the article concludes with a showcase of the work created by the participants in my workshop last fall.

When Others in the Group Seem Smarter Than You

Students who don’t carry their weight in a group continue to be a big concern for faculty who use groups and for students who participate in them. Most often faculty and students assume that these students are lazy and happy that they’ve landed in the group with others willing to do the work. And sometimes that’s the case. Some students are lazy. But research documents that this isn’t true of all students who aren’t participating in groups. Here are a few highlights from a study that considered how social-comparison concerns might prevent participation and approaches that help alleviate those concerns.

More on Evidence-Based Teaching

In last week’s post, we looked at a sample of the discipline-based evidence in support of quizzes with the goal of gaining a better understanding of what it means to say that an instructional practice is evidence-based. We are using quizzes as the example, but this type of exploration could and should be done with any number of instructional practices.

Four Strategies for Effective Assessment in a Flipped Learning Environment

Flipped learning environments offer unique opportunities for student learning as well as some unique challenges. By moving direct instruction from the class group space to the individual students’ learning spaces, time and space are freed up for the class as a learning community to explore the most difficult concepts of the course. Likewise, because students are individually responsible for learning the basics of new material, they gain regular experience with employing self-regulated learning strategies they would not have in an “unflipped” environment.


AACC, Community College Journal

Winter Issue, 2017

Building Americas Workforce

  • Changes in Accreditation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bridging the Skills Gap, Teaching to the Knowledge, Affect, and Psychomotor
  • Safety in Numbers, Community College’s Role in Public Safety
  • Community College and Workforce Synergies
  • Finding a Balance

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Miriam Zoila Pérez:

How racism harms pregnant women — and what can help

Racism is making people sick — especially black women and babies, says Miriam Zoila Pérez. The doula turned journalist explores the relationship between race, class and illness and tells us about a radically compassionate prenatal care program that can buffer pregnant women from the stress that people of color face every day.

Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman

What does it mean to be a refugee?

About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution. The majority have become Internally Displaced Persons, meaning they fled their homes but are still in their own countries. Others, referred to as refugees, sought shelter outside their own country. But what does that term really mean? Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman explain.

 For other categories:

  • Hard Conversations
  • The Art of Protest
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • Lawyers Can Be Heroes
  • Find More Time
  • Science Is Real
  • What Should I Do With My Life?

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


Quote of the Week:

Services to Get and Keep Students on Track

“In-Person Academic Advising At community colleges, the academic advisor is the most important resource to help new students clarify their goals and select courses that lead toward those goals. Theories of advising suggest that these goal exploration sessions ought to unfold as a sustained, multiphase process: Advisors should begin by guiding students through an exploration of their own skills and interests, followed by a structured investigation into various occupational and professional career areas, and then help students draw connections between their new self-understanding and their development…”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1345-1349). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

 

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

  • Canvas Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela, Thursday
  • EDAC Regional Meeting North, Friday (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
  • Maker Fridays: Make your Maker Portfolio
  • What’s Your Project Open Maker Hours, Show and Tell, Fridays, 11-1 p.m. B 151

We look forward to your participation.

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a great week.

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of February 06th

The week of February 13th

The week of February 20th

Feb 23

CANVAS Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Thu., Feb. 23 @ 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Feb 24

Maker Fridays: Arduino

Fri., Feb. 24 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

The week of February 27th

Mar 2

CANVAS Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Thu., Mar. 2 @ 12:00pm - 12:50pm

 


Convocation Spring 2017

Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!

President’s Address

Chancellor’s Address and 52,560,000 Minutes!

Pathways Conversation- Coming Soon!

Rogue 100

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


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)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The New York Times

How Prepared Are You For College? How Well Do You Think You’ll Do?

Scores on college entry exams, grade-point averages, which high school courses you take, how well you juggled assignments and managed your time while doing so—these are but a few of the factors said to predict academic success…

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

State Spending on Higher Ed Continues Upward Trend

After plummeting in 2012, state spending on higher education has ticked upward for the fourth consecutive year.

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

Assignment Helps Students Assess Their Progress

Midterm evaluations bring a host of institutional measures to reach out to underachieving students. However, what might make the most difference to students’ success in their courses is to enable them to assess their own performance and set goals as well as to ask questions of and provide feedback to the instructor. Instructors can give students this reflective opportunity through an online journal assignment…

Instructor Presence: How to Keep from Going MIA in Your Online Course

As an adjunct professor and one who works daily with faculty in helping them understand online education, I have noticed and heard of increasing numbers of professors going missing in action (MIA) while teaching their online course. This is particularly disturbing since engagement is the number one characteristic that faculty must strive for when teaching from a distance.

Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence

There’s a lot of talk these days about evidence-based instructional practices, so much that I’ve gotten worried we aren’t thinking enough about what that means. Let me see if I can explain with an example regarding more traditional style quizzes..

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AACC, Community College Journal

Winter Issue, 2017

Building Americas Workforce

  • Changes in Accreditation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Bridging the Skills Gap, Teaching to the Knowledge, Affect, and Psychomotor
  • Safety in Numbers, Community College’s Role in Public Safety
  • Community College and Workforce Synergies
  • Finding a Balance

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Alan Smith:

Why you should love statistics

Think you’re good at guessing stats? Guess again. Whether we consider ourselves math people or not, our ability to understand and work with numbers is terribly limited, says data visualization expert Alan Smith. In this delightful talk, Smith explores the mismatch between what we know and what we think we know.

John Hunter:

Teaching with the World Peace Game

John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4’x5′ plywood board — and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches — spontaneous, and always surprising — go further than classroom lectures can. Can this have similar affect on college going students?

 For other categories:

  • Hard Conversations
  • The Art of Protest
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • Lawyers Can Be Heroes
  • Find More Time
  • Science Is Real
  • What Should I Do With My Life?

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading


Quote of the Week: Leadership Trends to Close the Gap

“What do I need to do to close the gap? Refer to your assessments and tools for core values, authenticity, communication, relationships, and wellness to help you determine your gap areas. Examples of foundational leadership skills to develop:

• Following your values in decision making

• Minimizing a specific challenge to your communication style

• Developing your listening intent— seeking to understand

• Learning to respond, rather than react, to situations

• Increase strategies to develop positive relationships

• Making yourself priority one in your personal wellness

Once you have decided on the skills you want to develop, following a growth model and creating a leadership development plan will assist you in closing the gap of where you are and where you want to be.”

Tomasky, Tracy. The Conscious And Courageous Leader: Developing Your Authentic Voice To Lead And Inspire (Kindle Locations 2064-2071). Tracy Tomasky. Kindle Edition.

 

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

We look forward to your participation.

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a great week.

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of January 30th

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW? MLK INSPIRATIONAL CELEBRATION CONCERT, JANUARY 31 @ 12:00 PM1:30 PM, Student Center

THE PAINTINGS OF DARRELL FORNEY, FEBRUARY 1 @ 4:00 PM6:00 PM, Kondos Gallery

LIBRARY WORKSHOP: INTRO TO LIBRARY RESOURCES, FEBRUARY 1 @ 6:00 PM6:50 PM

The week of February 06th

The week of February 13th

 


Convocation Spring 2017

Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!

President’s Address

Chancellor’s Address and 52,560,000 Minutes!

Pathways Conversation- Coming Soon!

Rogue 100

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


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)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

Sacramento Bee

Which California colleges help transform impoverished students into wealthy adults?
It’s a piece of the American Dream: An economically disadvantaged student goes to college, studies hard, graduates, lands a good job and eventually becomes wealthy. But how often does it happen in California? And which colleges are good at helping launch students from poor backgrounds into wealthy careers?

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Seeking an Equal Chance At Mental Health

An upcoming recommendations framework seeks to help America’s colleges and universities to better support the mental health and well-being of students of color.

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

Navigating Ethical Waters in the College Classroom

Should teachers strike?
How should government balance privacy rights with national security?
Should companies value their shareholders over the environment?
How quickly should a software company fix a known bug?

Classroom Practices that Support Introverts and Extroverts

Are our classrooms designed for extroverts? Introverts? Both?

Do we value extroversion over introversion? Or vice versa?

Do we attempt to turn introverts into extroverts? Or vice versa?

Do my classroom practices create opportunities for all students to contribute to learning?

The Benefits of Peer Learning

Three articles in the February issue of the Teaching Professor newsletter deal with peer learning—a large category that includes activities through which students learn from and with each other. Peer learning gets troublesome for many faculty due to the idea that students are teaching each other. Isn’t that our job? Students aren’t paying all those tuition dollars to learn from other students and they aren’t shy about saying as much. Students are paying to be taught by experts. If we’re not the ones teaching, we sometimes feel guilty.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Deeyah Khan:

What we don’t know about Europe’s Muslim kids

As the child of an Afghan mother and Pakistani father raised in Norway, Deeyah Khan knows what it’s like to be a young person stuck between your community and your country. In this powerful, emotional talk, the filmmaker unearths the rejection and isolation felt by many Muslim kids growing up in the West — and the deadly consequences of not embracing our youth before extremist groups do.

Sayu Bhojwani:

Immigrant voices make democracy stronger

In politics, representation matters — and that’s why we should elect leaders who reflect their country’s diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, says Sayu Bhojwani. Through her own story of becoming an American citizen, the immigration scholar reveals how her love and dedication to her country turned into a driving force for political change. “We have fought to be here,” she says, calling immigrant voices to action. “It’s our country, too.”


Quote of the Week: Guided Pathways in Practice

Redesigning America’s Community College

Considerations of Academy’s

“Students say that being in an academy gives them a sense of identity as a student.… Within an academy, student interactions with Academy Advisers (before fall 2013, Freshman Coordinators), faculty, and their peers result in increased opportunities for reflection on what it will take to move ahead in their field of interest.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1010-1012). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

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

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops of Interest this week:

  • Maker Fridays, Arduinos, with Professor Jim Town, Friday, January 27, 10-11 a.m., B151
  • What’s Your Project Open Maker Hours, Show and Tell, Fridays, 11-1 p.m. B 151

We look forward to your participation.

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a great week.

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of January 23rd

The week of January 30th

The week of February 6th

 


Convocation Spring 2017

Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!

President’s Address

Chancellor’s Address and 52,560,000 Minutes!

Pathways Conversation- Coming Soon!

Rogue 100

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


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)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

Sacramento Bee

Which California colleges help transform impoverished students into wealthy adults?
It’s a piece of the American Dream: An economically disadvantaged student goes to college, studies hard, graduates, lands a good job and eventually becomes wealthy. But how often does it happen in California? And which colleges are good at helping launch students from poor backgrounds into wealthy careers?

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Taking It to the Streets at the Women’s March as ‘a Way of Learning’

Gill Wright Miller, a professor and chair of the women’s and gender studies department at Denison U., shepherded six busloads of students and others to Washington for Saturday’s event. An “embodied” activity like participating in a march, she says, “is also a way of learning.”

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

Bridging the Gap between Pre-Work and In-Class Sessions in the Flipped Classroom

One of the challenges of the flipped classroom is building meaningful connections between the pre-work and the in-class sessions. Opponents of the flipped classroom argue that information overload can easily occur in flipped classrooms (Benitez, 2014). Furthermore, while many instructors prefer to use short videos or online modules for the delivery of the pre-work, active learning strategies in the classroom need not be tech heavy. The greatest benefit to using the flipped classroom is the implementation of active learning strategies within the repurposed class time (Michael, 2006; Jensen et al., 2015). The techniques provided here can all be completed in your class with whiteboards, markers, and/or chart paper. In this article, I will share four different strategies that can help your students connect with your classroom pre-work, and embrace a constructivist approach that will help them apply their new knowledge.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Robb Willer:

How to have better political conversations

Robb Willer studies the forces that unite and divide us. As a social psychologist, he researches how moral values — typically a source of division — can also be used to bring people together. Willer shares compelling insights on how we might bridge the ideological divide and offers some intuitive advice on ways to be more persuasive when talking politics.

Sisonke Msimang:

If a story moves you, act on it

Stories are necessary, but they’re not as magical as they seem, says writer Sisonke Msimang. In this funny and thoughtful talk, Msimang questions our emphasis on storytelling and spotlights the decline of facts. During a critical time when listening has been confused for action, Msimang asks us to switch off our phones, step away from our screens and step out into the real world to create a plan for justice.


Quote of the Week: Guided Pathways in Practice

Redesigning America’s Community College

Considerations of Academy’s

“Students say that being in an academy gives them a sense of identity as a student.… Within an academy, student interactions with Academy Advisers (before fall 2013, Freshman Coordinators), faculty, and their peers result in increased opportunities for reflection on what it will take to move ahead in their field of interest.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1010-1012). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

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

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

This week marks the beginning of the Spring semester, welcome back! The following links will access the Professional Development for Wednesday and Thursday, along with Convocation Friday!

We look forward to your participation.

Important events this week Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday Convocation:

Professional Development and Flex Series  & Booklet

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, Happy New Year!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of January 09-13, 2017! Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation

For More information regarding professional development and flex this week click here:

Professional Development Series

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Interim President Michael Poindexter

Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


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)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Over 800 Programs Fail Education Dept.’s Gainful-Employment Rule

The U.S. Department of Education on Monday released the first debt-to-earnings rates for career-training programs.

 

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

Learning More about Student Participation

A lot of good research has been done on participation in college classrooms. Here are some key findings and references that provide excellent background and reasons why working to get more students participating is so important.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

George Tulevski:

The next step in nanotechnology

Every year the silicon computer chip shrinks in size by half and doubles in power, enabling our devices to become more mobile and accessible. But what happens when our chips can’t get any smaller? George Tulevski researches the unseen and untapped world of nanomaterials. His current work: developing chemical processes to compel billions of carbon nanotubes to assemble themselves into the patterns needed to build circuits, much the same way natural organisms build intricate, diverse and elegant structures. Could they hold the secret to the next generation of computing?

Alessandra Orofino:

It’s our city. Let’s fix it

Too often, people feel checked out of politics — even at the level of their own city. But urban activist Alessandra Orofino thinks that can change, using a mix of tech and old-fashioned human connection. Sharing examples from her hometown of Rio, she says: “It is up to us to decide whether we want schools or parking lots, recycling projects or construction sites, cars or buses, loneliness or solidarity.”


Quote of the Week: Guided Pathways in Practice

Redesigning America’s Community College

IMPROVING CULTURALLY DIVERSE CURRICULUM CONTENT

“Educators should be diligent in ensuring that curriculum content about ethnically diverse groups is accurate, authentic, and comprehensive. This goal can be accomplished by working in collaboration with ethnic scholars, community leaders, and “cultural brokers,” as well as combining information from many disciplines to generate culturally relevant curriculum content for diverse ethnic groups. Culturally responsive curriculum content also should deal simultaneously with concepts, principles, and ideas (such as oppression, identity, powerlessness and privilege, culture, and struggle) generalizable across ethnic groups and knowledge about the particular lives, experiences, and contributions of specific groups (Banks, 1991, 2003; Gay, 1988, 1995, 2002).”

Gay, Geneva (2010-05-01). Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition (Multicultural Education) (p. 169). Teachers College Press. Kindle Edition.

 

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

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Finals this week through Thursday, December 15!

Important events this week:

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, happy holidays!

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Diana Daniels, Interim Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of December 12th

Final Exam Week, December 9-15

The week of January 09-13, 2017! Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation

For More information regarding professional development and flex this week click here:

Professional Development Series

 

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Interim President Michael Poindexter

Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways

 


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)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dreamers in Jeopardy

Immigrant students share what college means to them, and their fears as they wait for Donald J. Trump and his administration to take office. 

 

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

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

*via Library access to the digital edition

 


Faculty Focus

Five Ways to Make Your Online Classrooms More Interactive

The convenience and flexibility of the online learning environment allows learners to develop new skills and further their education, regardless of where they live. However, for all of its benefits, online learning can sometimes feel isolating for students and faculty. The question is: how do you build a sense of community in your online courses? One approach involves cultivating more interaction—between you and your students and among the students themselves. Here are five practical tips for increasing the human connection in your online classrooms.

A Memo to Students about Studying for Finals

To: My Students
From: Your Professor
Re: Studying for Finals

The end of the semester is rarely pretty. You’re tired; I’m tired. You’ve got a zillion things to get done—ditto for me. You’ve also got grades hanging in the balance to be decided by how you perform on the final exam. The pressure is on, and it’s not just this course. It’s all of them.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Elizabeth Lesser:

Say your truths and seek them in others

In a lyrical, unexpectedly funny talk about heavy topics such as frayed relationships and the death of a loved one, Elizabeth Lesser describes the healing process of putting aside pride and defensiveness to make way for soul-baring and truth-telling. “You don’t have to wait for a life-or-death situation to clean up the relationships that matter to you,” she says. “Be like a new kind of first responder … the one to take the first courageous step toward the other.”

Sheena Iyengar:

How to make choosing easier

We all want customized experiences and products — but when faced with 700 options, consumers freeze up. With fascinating new research, Sheena Iyengar demonstrates how businesses (and others) can improve the experience of choosing.


Quote of the Week: Guided Pathways in Practice

Redesigning America’s Community College

“The implementation of the guided pathways model requires a significant change in the design of college programs, the professional interaction among faculty and between faculty and advisors, and more extensive relationships among two- and four-year colleges and among colleges and employers. The overall approach is relatively new and still being developed. In this section, we describe how some colleges have put the notion of default curricula and active choice into practice in redesigning their academic programs. We begin by providing illustrations of how individual colleges and universities have mapped guided pathways. We then describe how maps and guided pathways have been used to help students transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 965-971). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

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

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development this week! Finals begin this Friday through Thursday, December 15!

Important events this week:

  • Teachers for Equity
  • Final Exam Week begins, December 9-15

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, make your success!

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 The week of December 05th

The week of December 12th

Final Exam Week, December 9-15

The week of January 09-13, 2017! Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


Interim President Michael Poindexter

Sac City Sees You

Counseling, ISEP, & Community of Care

Health Center

Strategic Planning, Sacramento City College

Student Equity & Success

Student Trustee, Marianna Sousa

Accreditation

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Hispanic Serving Institute, HSI

Centennial

100 Year Anniversary Open House

Pathways


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)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Financial-Aid Offices: Looking to the Outside for Help on the Inside

Increased competition, budget cuts, and student expectations for technology driven services are taking a toll on financial aid offices. More than ever, schools are scrambling to find ways to gain a competitive edge, reduce expenses, and relieve their staff members of tedious administrative tasks so they have more time to focus on students.

How Colleges Are Responding to Demands That They Become ‘Sanctuary Campuses’

To protect undocumented immigrant students, a handful of colleges have declared themselves to be “sanctuary campuses.” Others have avoided that term but have pledged support for such students, and have spelled out what they will do if immigration authorities come knocking.

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

Teaching Students about Their Digital Footprints

Our students live in an online world. They’re emotionally and physically attached to their devices and many of their relationships exist within technology. As educators, there are many ways that we have had to adapt to this changing landscape of communication within our teaching, and when I look around my institution, I think we’re doing a remarkable job at keeping up with the rapid pace of change.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan:

A queer vision of love and marriage

Love is a tool for revolutionary change and a path toward inclusivity and understanding for the LGBTQ+ community. Married activists Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan have imagined their marriage — as a transgender man and cis woman — a model of possibility for people of every kind. With infectious joy, Tiq and Kim question our misconceptions about who they might be and offer a vision of an inclusive, challenging love that grows day by day.

Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi:

An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter

Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement’s three founders share what they’ve learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities. Their advice on how to participate in ensuring freedom for everybody: join something, start something and “sharpen each other, so that we all can rise.”


Quote of the Week: Aligning Program Learning Outcomes with Student Goals

Redesigning America’s Community College

“Having a map is important for navigating college, but it is also important that the paths to students’ end goals are clearly delineated with signposts along the way. As we have discussed, part of the reason that college programs are confusing is that their learning outcomes are too often poorly defined and not aligned with the requirements for further education and successful employment in the given field. Research from several domains suggests that colleges can improve student learning by mapping out programs using learning outcomes that are aligned with student goals beyond just program completion.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 932-937). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

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

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development this week! Two weeks until finals!

Important events this week:

  • SCC Strategic Priorities & Planning Charrette
  • SCC HSI-SAGE Program Grant Project, Dr. Lorena Ruedas
  • Teaching Sociology in a Trump Presidency
  • LRCFT Contract Negotiations
  • Teachers for Equity
  • So You Want to be an Engineer? A Panel Discussion of Experts
  • New Faculty Academy

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

The week of December 12th

Final Exam Week, December 9-15

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


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)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Does Betsy DeVos Have in Mind for Higher Ed?

“By selecting Betsy DeVos to become the next secretary of education, President-elect Donald J. Trump has signaled his commitment to an ambitious plan to reform elementary and secondary education. But after a campaign during which Mr. Trump offered few details on higher education, the pick does little to clarify his vision for that sector.”

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

Enhancing Learning through Zest, Grit, and Sweat

Early in my career, I focused most of my efforts on teaching content. That is, after all, what most of us are hired to do, right? With experience and greater understanding of how learning works, my attention shifted toward metacognition. I began investing lots of time and energy reading and identifying ways to help students grow as learners while they learned the content.

Recording Videos for Your Classes

This week we discuss some of the things that go into recording videos for our classes. We begin by asking the question, Why videos? Jim makes the comment that if you do only one video for your course, make it your introduction and welcome to class. Students appreciate a welcome video because it helps them to get to know who you are and what you are all about. We then discuss the purpose of our videos followed by a discussion of the equipment we use. Next week, we will continue with a look at technique and how to upload your videos.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Victor Rios:

Help for kids the education system ignores

Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack — especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see “at-risk” students as “at-promise” individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit.

Roger Antonsen:

Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world

Unlock the mysteries and inner workings of the world through one of the most imaginative art forms ever — mathematics — with Roger Antonsen, as he explains how a slight change in perspective can reveal patterns, numbers and formulas as the gateways to empathy and understanding.


Quote of the Week: Student Active Choice

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Guided Pathways Model

“While research of this kind has not been conducted on program course defaults at colleges, it does raise a reasonable concern. To address it, we need to look to another kind of “nudge” that can guide decision making while still bolstering commitment. This sort of nudge is called active choice. With active choice, individuals are required to choose from among a relatively small set of clearly defined options; however, individuals are not defaulted into any one option. Sunstein maintains that active choice works best when the choice set is diverse, when experts are unsure which choice is best, and when choosers prefer to choose. 60 As an example of active choice, colleges might require entering students to choose from a limited set of broad program areas with which to begin their studies. Requiring choice from a limited set of options has two strong benefits. First, it is much easier to choose from a limited set of well-defined options than to choose from a large set of ill-defined ones. When options are clearly delineated, students may more readily recognize the option that best matches their own nascent interests and preferences.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 888-896). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

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

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development and Thanksgiving this week!

Important events this week:

  • WEAVE, A Healthy Relationship
  • Positive Psychology in the Basic Skills

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, please have a a safe Thanksgiving season with friends and family. We look forward to returning November 28.

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 21st- Thanksgiving

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

The week of December 12th

Final Exam Week, December 9-15

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


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)


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

tidbits

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

THE CHRONICLE REVIEW

What Liberal Academics Don’t Get

All the election postmortems make me think of the disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards, who famously talked about “the two Americas.”

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

Ugly Consequences of Complaining about ‘Students These Days’

I recently overheard a faculty member talking about students, and it wasn’t good. She sounded very much like a conference presenter whom Melanie Cooper describes in a Journal of Chemical Education editorial. The presenter’s talk had a strong “students these days” undercurrent.

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

Help With a Heavy Lift, the Pathways Conversation

Its too big of a lift for that to happen. This has to change the culture of the institution – and to do this effectively, it really needs to be led at multiple levels.

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Sandi Toksvig:

A political party for women’s equality

Women’s equality won’t just happen — not unless more women are put in positions of power, says Sandi Toksvig. In a disarmingly hilarious talk, Toksvig tells the story of how she helped start a new political party in Britain, the Women’s Equality Party, with the express purpose of putting equality on the ballot. Now she hopes people around the world will copy her party’s model and mobilize for equality.

Clint Smith:

“We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t,” says poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Guided Pathways Model

“Studies also show that offering a default with the possibility of opting out can have a strong influence on behavior because people assume that the defaults have been selected by experts for a good reason. 56 In focus groups with California community college students about the supports they think they need to succeed in college, students underscored the value of faculty involvement in helping them establish goals and plans for achieving those goals.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 871-875). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

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

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

PD this week!

Important events this week:

  • Campus Civility in time of Discord: Reflection of our 2016 Election
  • Strategic Priorities at SCC: Open Forum
  • Implicit Bias and Racism Conversation
  • Peer Navigator Program
  • New Faculty Academy
  • WordPress Editing
  • Leading Effective Classroom Discussions

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, offer yourself a great week.

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

Staff Resource Center 

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 14th

The week of November 21st- Thanksgiving

The week of November 28th

The week of December 05th

The week of December 12th

 


Sacramento City College turns 100 Years, Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Calendar Events Across the 2016-17 school year

 


Spring 2017 Professional Development Planning- DUE THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

In the spirit of Connecting with Success, the Staff Resource Center is beginning to prepare for SCC’s spring 2017 semester Professional Development and Flex program (PD/Flex Week, January 9-13). We are inviting you to submit your proposal based on the indicators below and/or items needing to be addressed across your unit, program, or institutional plan. Please submit by November 18.

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

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

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

  • Engagement
  • Retention
  • Course Progress
  • Persistence
  • Graduation

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

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

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

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FORM

DEADLINES FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS

Please submit your proposal for Spring 2017 Flex Week by Friday, November 18, 2016. For questions, please contact Diana Daniels (x 2176), Norman Lorenz (x 2165), or Elaine Ader (x 2062). We look forward to your proposal.

Cordially,

Diana & Norman

 


Instructional Development

CANVAS Training Resources

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

100 Year Transition Team

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jack Halligan’s presentation narrative

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

 


Professional Development, District wide

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

The Los Rios’ Strategic Plan

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

 

Neuroscience of Decision Making, EEO Laws and the Educational Benefits of Diversity and Best Practices Training, Workshop Handouts and Notes

Biographies and schedule

Neuroscience of Decision Making

EEO Laws & Hiring

Educational Benefits of Diversity

 

 


Professional Development Statewide Data Base Direct Links

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Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative, (IEPI)

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

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WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on best practices for effectiveness.
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RESOURCES

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

Our FAQ page has answers to the most common questions.
 

Distance Education Resources and Guidelines

 

How to Evaluate Web Resources for Distance Education


 

Professional Learning Network

CCCCOPD

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

Prolearningnetwork

 


Student Equity & Success Professional Development

FALL 2016 Semester

Upcoming November

November 17 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Implicit Bias & Racism Conversation

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

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

Finding the Path to Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

 

Student Equity themes for Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

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

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

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

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

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Professional Development Program Outcomes

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

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

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

  • Engagement
    • Retention
    • Course Progress
    • Persistence
    • Graduation

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

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

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

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


community-of-care-logo Community Of Care Program 

The Community Of Care Team serves as the colleges early alert and behavioral intervention team. This cross-functional committee responds to assessing and supporting students of concern across the campus community. Constructive dialogue across this advisory body develops ways to address such issues as attendance, disruptive classroom behaviors, distressed and/or dysregulated students, and students with personal or academic concerns. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased Student Success
  • Fewer classroom disruptions
  • Increased retention and decreased withdrawal rates

To refer a student, click the following link:

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

Through the combined efforts of the Care Team and informed members of the community, students will be able to utilize the available resources to care for themselves and others.

See the Community of Care Tidbits for more information on how to support students!

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IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Rafting in the Grand Canyon is Creating Better Scientists, Bringing Students Textbooks to Life…

UC Davis Scientists Ride the Colorado River to Break Down Jargon and Overcome Silos

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

Teaching Students How to Manage Feedback

The classroom is a non-stop hub of feedback: test grades, assignment scores, paper comments, peer review, individual conferences, nonverbal cues, and more. Feedback is essential for student learning.

Wikipedia Projects for Learning

Most teachers consider Wikipedia the devil’s realm, a place where rumor and misinformation are spread. But in reality, studies have found that Wikipedia has an accuracy of a regular encyclopedia. Inaccurate information is quickly corrected by volunteer editors, and there are strict standards for entering content, including the rule that “everything must be cited.” Most important, Wikipedia is the place where many, if not most, people go to get initial information on a topic. This makes it probably the most important information source on the Internet, and because editing is public, it presents a wonderful opportunity for students to create articles as class assignments.

Courses That Are Hard, but Not Too Hard: Finding the Sweet Spot

I have been doing some reading and thinking about hard courses. Courses need to be challenging, but when they become too hard, students stop trying and little learning results. So how do we find that sweet spot between hard and not too hard? More importantly, how do we create that sweet spot in our own courses through the decisions we make about content, assignments, and exams?

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2016 Issue

The Living Lab, Merging Environmental Health and Education

 


The Latest from the CCRC

Community College Research Center

Fall 2016


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Kimberlé Crenshaw:

The urgency of intersectionality

Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and learn how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.

Talks for when you feel totally burned out

Worn out? Exhausted? Bleary-eyed? If you need a little something to ease your frustration and get you back in the spirit, this collection of talks should help.


Quote of the Week: Student Success

Redesigning America’s Community College

The Guided Pathways Model

…”behavioral economics also suggests ways that colleges can help students make decisions to increase their likelihood of completion without restricting their options. One key conclusion from this research is that it helps to have a map or plan. Studies show that prompting individuals to state a plan for how they will undertake something they want to do increases the likelihood they will do it.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 845-848). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

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

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=sacram&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=cat01047a&AN=lrois.b1336686&site=eds-live&scope=site