Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, March 27- April 2nd
Connecting with Success
Professional Development, Staff Resource Center
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
Workshops and events of Interest this week:
- Today, Brown Bag with Brian King, Chancellor, 10-11, Student Center
- Main Events this week
- Cultural Awareness Center Events
- Tuesday, CCCCO Update on Professional Learning Network
- Thursday, 360 Degrees of Care, Community of Care Student Program
- Thursday, Canvas Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela
Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of March 27th
Call for Proposals – – Professional Development and Flex for Fall 2017!
I know it is hard to believe. However, we are headed into the middle of the semester fairly soon. April 7th is our proposed deadline for fall activities! Please consider submitting a proposal for Professional Development and Flex.
We look forward to your participation throughout the week and excited to receive your PD/Flex Proposal for the fall by April 7th!
On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, have a great week.
Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development
Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator
Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant
Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!
The week of March 27th
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The week of May 3rd
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:
Constituency Group Introductions and Rogue 100!
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
Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration
100 Year Transition Team
Sac City Sees You
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)
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.
- 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!
IN THE NEWS:
Because what students with mental-health issues actually need may be different from what their form letter says.
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
Despite numerous arguments favoring active learning, especially class discussion, instructors sometimes worry that discussion is an inefficient or ineffective way for students to learn. What happens when students make non-value added, irrelevant, or inaccurate contributions? What about comments from non-experts that may obfuscate rather than clarify understanding? What about students who speak only to earn participation credit rather than contribute substantively to the discussion?
After teaching statistics classes for more than 25 years and seeing so many students struggling to be successful, I became increasingly frustrated by the fact that no matter how much I believed myself to be approachable, available, and willing to help students outside of class, very few took advantage of the opportunity. I began to wonder not only what barriers existed between me and my students but also how to investigate those barriers and seek solutions.
When we learn something outside the comfort zone, we attempt to acquire knowledge or skills in an area where we’re lacking. Part of the discomfort derives from learning something we anticipate will be difficult. We have no idea how to do it, or we think it requires abilities we don’t have or have in meager amounts. Moreover, poor performance or outright failure lurk as likely possibilities. In other words, it’s going to be hard and require concentration, and what we’re struggling to do, others can accomplish beautifully, seemingly without effort. Their skills, and our obvious lack of them, raise questions about our merits as a learner and maybe even our worth as a person.
AACC, Community College Journal
Spring Issue, 2017
- Newest Talks
- Life-Changing Educators
- It’s Magic
- Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
- What Should I do with my life?
- How to stop a dictator
- Find More Time
- Heard on TED radio hour
Quote of the Week: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges
Attempts to Address Academic Challenges
“Outside of instruction in the English, math, or science classroom, colleges offer a variety of services designed to strengthen students’ academic skills, study approaches, time-management strategies, commitment to school, and ability to balance academics with employment and other personal demands. Such services include student success courses, tutoring, supplemental instruction, learning communities, and flexible online course options. Consistent with the underlying structure of the cafeteria college, these services are available on an individual and voluntary basis. Below, we first discuss academic support services such as supplemental instruction and learning communities, and next turn to the option of online learning, which many colleges view as a key strategy for helping students balance multiple demands.”
Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 2077-2078). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.