Professional Development News

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

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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.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

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.

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of March 27th

Mar 30

CANVAS Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Thu., Mar. 30 @ 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mar 31

Student Equity Institute

Fri., Mar. 31 @ 8:30am - 4:30pm

The week of April 03rd

Apr 3
Apr 3
Apr 6

The week of April 10th- SPRING BREAK

The week of April 17th

The week of April 24th

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:

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!

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IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why I Dread the Accommodations Talk

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

 


Faculty Focus

How Do Students Learn from Participation in Class Discussion?

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?

Why Won’t They Ask Us for Help?

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.

Learning Outside Your Comfort Zone

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

Getting in Tune with Funders

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Michele L. Sullivan:

Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness

We all go through challenges — some you can see, most you can’t, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit and wisdom and reminds us that we’re all part of each other’s support systems. “The only shoes you can walk in are your own,” she says. “With compassion, courage and understanding, we can walk together, side by side.”

Emily Pilloton:

Teaching design for change

Designer Emily Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She’s teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers’ minds and bodies while bringing smart design and new opportunities to the poorest county in the state.

 Other categories:

  • Newest Talks
  • Trending
  • Life-Changing Educators
  • It’s Magic
  • Jaw-dropping Breakthroughs
  • What Should I do with my life?
  • How to stop a dictator
  • Find More Time
  • Plants…
  • Heard on TED radio hour

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


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.

Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, March 20-26

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

 

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of March 20th

ESTEEM Tidbits by the week

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.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

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.

Cordially,

Elaine Ader, Dean, IT and Staff Development

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of March 20th

The week of March 27th

Mar 30

CANVAS Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Thu., Mar. 30 @ 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mar 31

Student Equity Institute

Fri., Mar. 31 @ 8:30am - 4:30pm

The week of April 03rd

Apr 3
Apr 3
Apr 6

The week of April 10th- SPRING BREAK

The week of April 20th

 


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

Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support

Current efforts don’t spend enough time dealing with challenges such as students’ financial insecurity, hunger, and homelessness, a new report asserts.

The Distracted Classroom

One day near the end of the spring semester last year, I was standing at the front of the room in my British literature survey course, as students completed a writing exercise. One of the best students in the class, “Kate,” finished early and sat back to await our discussion.

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

Three Ways to Engage Students In and Outside the Classroom

When students become directly engaged in the learning process, they take ownership of their education. The following learning activities have helped me to engage students in and outside the classroom. The strategies also help keep my teaching relevant, fresh, and creative.

What Research Tells Us about Online Discussion

Student discussion differentiates online education from the old correspondence courses. But there are still many questions to answer in order to facilitate good discussion online. Hong Zhiu, of the University of Texas at San Antonio, did a meta-analysis of studies

 


AACC, Community College Journal

Spring Issue, 2017

Getting in Tune with Funders

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Jude Kelly:

Why women should tell the stories of humanity

For many centuries (and for many reasons) critically acclaimed creative genius has generally come from a male perspective. As theater director Jude Kelly points out in this passionately reasoned talk, that skew affects how we interpret even non-fictional women’s stories and rights. She thinks there’s a more useful, more inclusive way to look at the world, and she calls on artists — women and men — to paint, draw, write about, film and imagine a gender-equal society.

Simon Sinek:

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers …

 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: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Professional Development

“In order to promote more bottom-up, intensive, and sustained professional development, some colleges have created teaching and learning centers. Such centers provide an array of useful services, such as observing classrooms and providing feedback to instructors, working with faculty to incorporate technology into their courses, designing more-useful course evaluation forms, or hosting faculty discussions about teaching and learning.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 2054-2057). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, March 13-19

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

 

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of March 13th

 

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.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

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.

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 March 13th

The week of March 20th

The week of March 27th

Mar 30

CANVAS Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Thu., Mar. 30 @ 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mar 31

Student Equity Institute

Fri., Mar. 31 @ 8:30am - 4:30pm

The week of April 03rd

Apr 3
Apr 3
Apr 6

The week of April 10th- SPRING BREAK

The week of April 20th

 


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

Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support

Current efforts don’t spend enough time dealing with challenges such as students’ financial insecurity, hunger, and homelessness, a new report asserts.

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

Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible

As I contemplate my syllabi for a new semester, I possess renewed hope for students eager to discuss anything at 8 a.m., yet I have taught long enough to know that I will simply appreciate clean clothes and brushed teeth. As reality sets in, I add to my grading criteria an element that I hope will encourage engagement from even the most timid learners.

Reduce Online Course Anxiety with a Check-in Quiz

“Online classes are often intimidating for first-time students,” writes David St Clair. “They wrestle with the gnawing fear that their class has no anchor in the physical world and that there will be no one there to address their fears and concerns.” (p. 129) His solution? A simple, online check-in quiz.

Here’s how the activity unfolds. The first assignment in the online course, to be completed on the first day, is this required check-in quiz. In St Clair’s case, it meets the university’s first-day attendance requirement. Students can be dropped from the course if they don’t meet that university requirement. They read the syllabus and take the quiz, which comes to them as an attachment in the course welcome email. The quiz is also posted on the course Blackboard site. Beyond fulfilling the check-in requirement, this quiz is actually a tour of course features. “To find the quiz, learn about the quiz, take the quiz, and to receive their grade on the quiz, students need to navigate through virtually every part of the online class site.” (p. 130) As St Clair points out, you could “tell” students how to navigate the features of the online course, but the more powerful way is having them discover those features for themselves.

 


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

Joy Buolamwini:

How I’m fighting bias in algorithms

MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial recognition software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t recognize her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the “coded gaze.” It’s an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding … as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.

Caitlin Doughty:

A burial practice that nourishes the planet

Here’s a question we all have to answer sooner or later: What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Funeral director Caitlin Doughty explores new ways to prepare us for inevitable mortality. In this thoughtful talk, learn more about ideas for burial (like “recomposting” and “conservation burial”) that return our bodies back to the earth in an eco-friendly, humble and self-aware way.

 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: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Rethinking Student Instruction

“The learning facilitation model is based on research suggesting that, in order for students to integrate and apply factual content, they must build and organize their conceptual understanding with the active support and guidance of the instructor. 30 Faculty who adhere to the learning facilitation model are explicitly focused on how to motivate students and help them “learn how to learn.” They tend to use more collaborative, discussion-based, and activity-based teaching methods, and assess student performance through discussions, writing assignments, and projects that emphasize critical thinking. 31 College instructors who adopt the learning facilitation model find the approach rewarding.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1987-1993). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Professional Development Activities SCC- Spring 2017, March 6-12

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Workshops and events of Interest this week:

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of March 6th

 

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.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

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 March 06th

The week of March 13th

The week of March 20th

The week of March 27th

Mar 30

CANVAS Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Thu., Mar. 30 @ 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mar 31

Student Equity Institute

Fri., Mar. 31 @ 8:30am - 4:30pm

The week of April 03rd

Apr 3
Apr 3
Apr 6

 


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

Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support

Current efforts don’t spend enough time dealing with challenges such as students’ financial insecurity, hunger, and homelessness, a new report asserts.

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

Remembering vs. Understanding

I don’t teach history, but I’ve always been a bit of a history and trivia buff. So, just for fun, I recently decided I wanted to memorize all the U.S. presidents in order. For the early presidents, I use a mnemonic that I learned in elementary school: Washington And Jefferson Made Many A Joke” which refers to Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson.

Waking up to Tired Teaching

I have been wanting to do a blog post on tired teaching for some time now. Concerns about burnout are what’s motivating me. Teachers can reach a place where teaching does nothing for them or their students. They don’t just wake up one morning and find themselves burned out; they’ve moved there gradually, and it’s a journey that often starts with tired teaching.

 


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

Yuval Noah Harari:

Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide

How do we make sense of today’s political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris Anderson.

Liza Donnelly:

Drawing on humor for change

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life — and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.

 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: Redesigning America’s Community Colleges

Rethinking Student Instruction

“In rethinking student instruction, this information delineates between the academic challenges common among students who matriculate at open-access colleges, and describes how the cafeteria-style college only partially addresses those challenges, and cumulatively how the college discusses how a guided pathways approach to instruction could respond to them more effectively. Next, we provide recommendations and examples for how colleges can implement this approach to instruction. As part of this discussion, we devote a section of conversation around rethinking student instruction to online and technology-mediated instruction. We argue that technology alone cannot improve student outcomes; rather, technology must be thoughtfully implemented as part of a larger curricular and pedagogical redesign.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1859-1864). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition.

Student Success ESTEEM TidBITS for the week of February 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.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

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 27th

The week of March 06th

The week of March 13th

The week of March 20th

The week of March 27th

Mar 30

CANVAS Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Thu., Mar. 30 @ 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mar 31

Student Equity Institute

Fri., Mar. 31 @ 8:30am - 4:30pm

 


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
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The 2017 Trends Report

With the political uncertainties of the Trump administration, it’s a dicey business trying to project what’s next for college campuses. Our 2017 Trends Report can help you stay on top of the turmoil.

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

Expanding Learning Experiences with Virtual Guest Experts

Much of our work as educators consists of designing and delivering experiences in which students can develop their understanding and application of concepts and skills in our disciplines. Given that we have only 16 weeks with our students, we need various ways for deepening and expanding these formative experiences in our field. Visiting experts can be a wonderful way of developing expertise, and leveraging online tools like Skype and Zoom can open up powerful possibilities for new collaboration and conversation.

Using Low-Stakes Writing Assignments to Achieve Learning Goals

During my time as a teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the importance of student learning goals and student learning objectives to quality course design and management. Learning goals, often broad in nature, are most commonly applied at the course level. Learning objectives are statements about measurable expectations and behaviors that can contribute to the achievement of the learning goals.

When the Teacher Becomes the Student

As a follow-up to last week’s post, here’s a final bit from my rummaging around old favorites in my personal library of teaching and learning resources.

The insights come from Roy Starling’s great piece in which he recounts his experiences of being released from his teaching responsibilities to take a full load of courses with a small group of undergraduates. It radically changed his teaching, as it did Marshall Gregory’s when he enrolled in an undergraduate acting class, and as it did mine when I took a non-major’s chemistry course with 20 first-semester students. Most faculty do not have time to take courses or they’re at institutions without programs that support these experiences. However, even short visits to a colleague’s class and experiencing it as a student (not a peer reviewer) yields insights about teaching and motivates change.

 

 


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

Anand Giridharadas:

A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided

Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of “The True American,” tells the story of what happened next. It’s a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.

Charity Wayua:

A few ways to fix a government

Charity Wayua put her skills as a cancer researcher to use on an unlikely patient: the government of her native Kenya. She shares how she helped her government drastically improve its process for opening up new businesses, a crucial part of economic health and growth, leading to new investments and a World Bank recognition as a top reformer.

 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: Redesigning Student Supports

“As we have discussed, many students arrive at a complicated and confusing institution with unformed goals. If they do have clear goals, they often have only a vague sense of exactly what they must do to achieve those goals and are often unsure about the progress they are making to achieve those goals. How would a restructured college address these problems? First, colleges can leverage in-person advising services and student success courses to help students make an initial decision about enrolling in a “meta-major” or exploratory major in their general area of interest, help them clarify their goals over their first semester or two of enrollment, and in general teach them how to self-advise when faced with new decisions and challenges.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1572-1577). 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:

 

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.

Fall Professional Development and Flex, DUE APRIL 7

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 20th

The week of February 27th

The week of March 06th

The week of March 13th

The week of March 20th

The week of March 27th

Mar 30

CANVAS Drop-In with Cassandra Opiela

Thu., Mar. 30 @ 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Mar 31

Student Equity Institute

Fri., Mar. 31 @ 8:30am - 4:30pm

 


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

Embracing Governance — and Efficiency

No university, to my knowledge, bestows an award for “most outstanding committee of the year” — but maybe we should. Much as it is common to lament the burdens of committee work, the often tedious proceedings, and the teapot dramatics that can ensue over minor matters, there is no question faculty committees are vital to the day-to-day and long-term progress of any higher-education institution. Also, to paraphrase Churchill’s famous aphorism about democracy: The only thing worse than a campus full of committees is one with none. If all decisions, great and small, were made by empowered individuals, then the intellectual community that a campus is supposed to be would breathe its last.

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

An Activity That Promotes Engagement with Required Readings, Even in Large Classes

On the first day of class, I often say something like this to my students: “Nothing floats my boat more than great discussion. Nothing promotes great discussion like having completed the readings. And nothing promotes completing the readings like having points attached to it.”

Getting Started with Blended Learning Videos

“There’s just not enough time in class with students!” It’s a common faculty complaint, and when students are provided quality course materials they can use outside class, this blended learning approach gives faculty more time in class. A variety of materials can be developed for use outside class. In this article, we’d like to focus on creating video content that students use for a blended learning course.

Timeless Quotes for Teaching and Learning Inspiration

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to reread some of my favorite teaching and learning resources, especially those I haven’t looked at in a while. I’m enjoying these revisits and decided to share some random quotes with timeless insights.

 


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

Brittney Cooper:

The racial politics of time

Cultural theorist Brittney Cooper examines racism through the lens of time, showing us how historically it has been stolen from people of color, resulting in lost moments of joy and connection, lost years of healthy quality of life and the delay of progress. A candid, thought-provoking take on history and race that may make you reconsider your understanding of time, and your place in it.

Talithia Williams:

The new breed of high-tech self-monitors (measuring heart rate, sleep, steps per day) might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day — because our own data can reveal much more than even our doctors may know.

 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: Advising

Services to Get and Keep Students on Track

“While the portrait we have drawn of the advising process is accurate for the bulk of community college students, a small proportion of students may also receive “enhanced” advising services, which attempt to bring the reality of advising into closer alignment with the aspirations of developmental advising. Enhanced services often include mandatory meetings, an assigned advisor for each student, and longer advising sessions. Because of the increased costs associated with enhanced advising, however, these programs are often limited to specific, small populations deemed to be particularly at risk of failing or dropping out.”

Bailey, Thomas R.. Redesigning America’s Community Colleges (Kindle Locations 1408-1412). 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:

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

The week of February 27th

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

The week of February 27th

 


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..

 


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