October 20-26, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

Available this week:

Campus communication and decision-making survey

If you haven’t had a chance to participate in the “Campus communication and decision-making survey”, here is the link. Our accreditation process will benefit by your input.

 

CCCCO’s webinar on Financial Aid

If you were not able to attend last weeks CCCCO’s webinar on financial aid, here is the workshop in its entirety:

Financial Aid, CCCCO System Wide Financial Education Project Overview

- CashCourse, Content Guide & Scholarship

- Financial Aid Implementation Plan & Project Checklist

Financial Education Project: Financial Literacy Webinar

 

Distance Education, Online, and Web-enhanced digital and technology tools offered this week! See the Faculty/Staff Calendar for more information

Confucius…

Non Violent Popular Resistance

Building Sustainable Professional Learning…

 

Upcoming next week:

SCC Preview Night- Sign up with Tanya Anderson

SCC Preview Night, October 30

Tanya Anderson from the Outreach Office is requesting your support for ONLY 1 HOUR! Deadline to sign up is Friday, October 24th. Flex Credit is available!

SCC – Preview Night gives 11th- 12th graders and their parents an opportunity to preview our campus and get information in preparation for coming to our college! We will showcase our academic and student services departments and have  “Getting In” and Financial Aid workshops in English and Spanish for prospective students and their parents! Contact Tanya Anderson at AndersT@scc.losrios.edu if you need any additional information.

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of October 20

Oct 22

D2L Intelligent Agents (Online Class) 

Wed., Oct. 22 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 24

Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop

Fri., Oct. 24 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm

The week of October 27

Oct 29

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014

Oct. 29 - Oct. 31 @ 8:00am - 2:00pm
Oct 29

D2L Grades (Online Class)

Wed., Oct. 29 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 29

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Oct. 29 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 30

SCC Preview Night

Thu., Oct. 30 @ 5:00pm - 7:30pm

The week of November 3

Nov 3

Brown Bag with Brian

Mon., Nov. 3 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nov 5

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Nov. 5 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nov 7

It’s Not Too Late for D2L

Fri., Nov. 7 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm

The week of November 10

Nov 12

It’s Not Too Late for D2L

Wed., Nov. 12 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Nov 14

D2L Grades

Fri., Nov. 14 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Nov 14

The week of November 17

Nov 19

D2L Grades

Wed., Nov. 19 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Nov 19

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Nov. 19 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nov 21

Social Media for Instruction

Fri., Nov. 21 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

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

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

Coming Soon… “The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)”

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

 Lumina Looks to Expand Use of Framework to Track Student Learning

 


 Faculty Focus

Academic Integrity: Defining Originality across Campus

Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory

Could We Be Doing Better with Our Assignments?

 


 Inside Higher Education

Red-Faced Over Sex Weeks

 


New York Times

There Are More Important Things Than Saving for College

 


 The Atlantic, thanks to Elizabeth Stevenson

Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It

 


 

 Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, FACCC

Revisions Proposed to New Accreditation Regulation

 


The RP Group

The RP Group September 2014 Perspectives

 


 Instructional Tools

A new addition, thanks to Pamela Posz

American RadioWorks Podcast

If you aren’t familiar with the American RadioWorks podcast, it’s excellent. It runs occasionally on Capital Public Radio. The broadcasts/podcasts provide in depth coverage of a variety of educational issues.

Recently, The New Face of College aired. This episode discusses how much the student population has changed at colleges and universities and I think it’s particularly applicable to what’s happening at SCC and in Los Rios.

“Just 20 percent of college-goers fit the stereotype of being young, single, full-time students who finish a degree in four years. College students today are more likely to be older, part-time, working, and low-income than they were three decades ago. Many are the first in their families to go to college.

This American RadioWorks documentary shows how universities are adapting to serve these new students. It explains changing demographics, and explores what colleges must do to remain engines of social mobility.”

 

Who Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More Pass

by Elissa Nadworny and Anya Kamenetz

 

Classroom Management

Life in the Classroom Before Cellphones – By Louise Katz

A professor bribes her students not to use them during class, and everybody enjoys the results.

 

Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away - By Clay Shirky

Face-to-Face Instruction

 

Don’t Email Me - By Carl Straumsheim

 


 

TED TALKS:

What do we do with all this big data? 

Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it’s hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.

 


 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Think Like a Freak

October 20-26, 2014

“Why do so many frown so sternly at the idea of having fun? Perhaps out of fear that it connotes you aren’t serious. But best as we can tell, there is no correlation between appearing to be serious and actually being good at what you do. In fact an argument can be made that the opposite is true.”
Steven D. Levitt, Think Like a Freak


“when it comes to solving problems, one of the best ways to start is by putting away your moral compass. Why? When you are consumed with the rightness or wrongness of a given issue—whether it’s fracking or gun control or genetically engineered food—it’s easy to lose track of what the issue actually is. A moral compass can convince you that all the answers are obvious (even when they’re not); that there is a bright line between right and wrong (when often there isn’t); and, worst, that you are certain you already know everything you need to know about a subject so you stop trying to learn more.”
Steven D. Levitt, Think Like a Freak

Wishing you a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

October 13-19, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

Upcoming this week, Professional Development focuses on:

D2L Drop-Ins

Office Fitness

The Border Crisis

The CLA Pathways to Success

Supporting “International Studies” with recognition of ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’

“Seattle Swaps Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day”

The Zinn Education Project (teaching and instructional resources)

 

College communications mid semester reminders (See Staff/Faculty calendar below)!

 

A New Book recommendation that can help us to look at our initiative “Plan It. Work It. Finish It”.:

“The Culture Engine”

The Culture Engine shows leaders how to create a high performing, values-aligned culture through the creation of an organizational constitution. With practical step-by-step guidance, readers learn how to define their organization’s culture, delineate the behaviors that contribute to greater performance and engagement, and guide behavior towards a safe, inspiring workplace.

Culture drives everything that happens in an organization day-to-day, including focus, priorities, and the treatment of employees and customers. Great culture drives great performance, and can help attract and retain talent.

Organizational culture is not an amorphous thing – it comes down from the top, inspired by the leadership. For an organization to fulfill its potential, the culture must truly reflect the heart of the company from leaders to team members. The Culture Engine helps leaders define the playing field, pushing performance to the next level.

(S. Chris Edmonds, 2014)

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of October 13

The week of October 20

Oct 22

D2L Intelligent Agents (Online Class) 

Wed., Oct. 22 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 24

Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop

Fri., Oct. 24 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm

The week of October 27

Oct 29

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014

Oct. 29 - Oct. 31 @ 8:00am - 2:00pm
Oct 29

D2L Grades (Online Class)

Wed., Oct. 29 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 29

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Oct. 29 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 30

SCC Preview Night

Thu., Oct. 30 @ 5:00pm - 7:30pm

The week of November 3

Nov 3

Brown Bag with Brian

Mon., Nov. 3 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nov 5

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Nov. 5 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Nov 7

It’s Not Too Late for D2L

Fri., Nov. 7 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

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

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

Coming Soon… “The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)”


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

A particular focus to a New York Times article about how “Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation”. This article offers us to take pause for a moment and attend to how we might contribute to this and ways which we could change, and/or advance our ways of business to partner in student success. See under “IN THE NEWS” for this article!

Vladimir de Jesus, a community college student, dreams of becoming an art teacher. But after first enrolling at LaGuardia Community College in 2008, he’s still working toward his degree.

Meet the First Winners of the Education Dept.’s ‘First in the World’ Grants

Audit Faults Reviews of Competency-Based Programs’ Eligibility for Student Aid

Video: Interview With Dan Chambliss, an Author of ‘How College Works’

Students Who Return to College Lag in Degree Completion, Study Finds

 


 Faculty Focus

Would They Play? Would They Learn? Finding the Sweet Spot between Games and Learning

 


 Inside Higher Education

A New Metric


New York Times

On Financial Aid…

Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark

 


 The RP Group

The RP Group September 2014 Perspectives

 


TED TALKS:

“One more reason to get a good night’s sleep”

The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.

 

“How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era”

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say.


 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

October 13-19, 2014

“Normal means that leaders and their teams have to be able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.”
-Kouzes & Posner


Over the next few weeks, as stated, the “Quote of the Week” will take a look through the book “Think Like a Freak” as well as “Turning Adversity into Opportunity” and provide some provocative views with an invitation to reflect upon these concepts, and consider them a part of our community college roles and responsibilities. This weeks focus is on “Kouzes & Posner”:

  • “Turbulent. Disruptive. Chaotic. Unexpected. Unpredictable. Changing. While these words have come to mean normal, they also describe circumstances that demand leadership.”

  • “Challenge, it turns out, is the crucible for greatness.”

  • The Six Strategies

    1. Broaden the context

    2. Defy the verdict

    3. Fully commit

    4. Take charge

    5. Engage others

    6. Show you care

“The Leadership Challenge, describes the five practices of exemplary leadership, the skills, and the processes that leaders apply when they are operating at their personal best.”

(Kouzes & Posner, 2014)

Wishing you a productive week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

October 6-12, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

Upcoming this week, Professional Development focuses on:

Study Abroad

Human Rights

The Health Fair

Student Equity Open Meeting

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014. This is a district professional development opportunity. See the calendar for the week of October 27 for more information, the application has been extended and due by Monday, October 6.

A particular focus to a New York Times article about how “Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation”. This article offers us to take pause for a moment and attend to how we might contribute to this and ways which we could change, and/or advance our ways of business to partner in student success. See under “IN THE NEWS” for this article!

Vladimir de Jesus, a community college student, dreams of becoming an art teacher. But after first enrolling at LaGuardia Community College in 2008, he’s still working toward his degree.

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of October 6

The week of October 13

The week of October 20

Oct 22

D2L Intelligent Agents (Online Class) 

Wed., Oct. 22 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 24

Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop

Fri., Oct. 24 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm

The week of October 27

Oct 29

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014

Oct. 29 - Oct. 31 @ 8:00am - 2:00pm
Oct 29

D2L Grades (Online Class)

Wed., Oct. 29 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 29

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Oct. 29 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 30

SCC Preview Night

Thu., Oct. 30 @ 5:00pm - 7:30pm


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service Charette Guides:

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

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

Coming Soon… “The SCC Teaching, Learning, and Service Guide (Fall 2014 Division Charette)”


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

As Default Rates Drop, So Does Confidence in How the Education Dept. Counts Them

What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses 

 


 

Faculty Focus

Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Multiple-Choice Questions

Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom

When Should We Lecture?

Is It Time to Rethink How We Grade Participation?

 


 

American Association of Community Colleges

Community College Journal, Fall 2014

 


 

College Planning & Management

Fall 2014 Issue

College Planning & Management Fall 2014 Issue

 


 

Inside Higher Education

A Flag and Race at Bryn Mawr

Finding a Student’s Calling


The New York Times

When Higher Education Doesn’t Deliver on Its Promise

Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation


 The RP Group

The RP Group September 2014 Perspectives

 


TED TALKS:

Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind

…And other related “talks” about how people think…

 


 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

What does it mean to “Think Like a Freak”?

October 6-12, 2014

“Easy problems evaporate; it is the hard ones that linger.”
-Levitt & Dubner


Over the next few weeks, the “Quote of the Week” will take a look through the book “Think Like a Freak” and provide some provocative views with an invitation to reflect upon these concepts, and consider them a part of our community college roles and responsibilities.

  • The fact is that solving problems is hard. What tools do we use?

  • Are you willing to take a chance?

  • Based on what we already know, will we take the traditional route or perhaps consider an alternative way based on new patterns of thinking?

  • Based on what history shows, why do we tend to generally put our own interests ahead of others? How might we think of ways of pulling people in the same direction?

  • Knowing what to measure, and how to measure it, can make a complicated world less so.

“The modern world demands that we all think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally; that we think from a different angle, with a different set of muscles, with a different set of expectations; that we think with neither fear nor favor, with neither blind optimism nor sour skepticism. That we think like — ahem — a Freak.”

Go think like a freak! Have a terrific week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

September 29-October 5, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

New this week:

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

The Upcoming Health Fair next week

News this month from the Community College Research Center

Leveraging Technology to Support Students, Faculty, & Staff- Upcoming web conference (No travel!)

 Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results

Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Survey Results

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014. This is a district professional development opportunity. See the calendar for the week of October 27 for more information, the application has been extended and due by Monday, October 6.


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of September 29

The week of October 6

The week of October 13

The week of October 20

Oct 22

D2L Intelligent Agents (Online Class) 

Wed., Oct. 22 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 24

Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop

Fri., Oct. 24 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm

The week of October 27

Oct 29

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014

Oct. 29 - Oct. 31 @ 8:00am - 2:00pm
Oct 29

D2L Grades (Online Class)

Wed., Oct. 29 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 29

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Oct. 29 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 30

SCC Preview Night

Thu., Oct. 30 @ 5:00pm - 7:30pm


 

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

 

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

 

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

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

 


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

 

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

Improving College Opportunity

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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

 


The Early Alert Referral System

Early Assistance

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

 Uncluttering the Pathway to the Diploma

Admissions Leaders Gather to Weigh ‘Prestige, Financial Aid, and Love’

What You Need to Know About This Week’s Release of Student-Loan Default Rates

 

Faculty Focus

Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to

Group Work Challenge: Assessing Team Members

Why Don’t We Teach the Telephone Book?

Diversifying the Role Course Content Plays

How Does Temperament Affect Online Student Success and Retention

 

Inside Higher Education

Adjuncts, Retirements and Sexual Harassment: A Survey of HR Directors

TalentSmart

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

 

Community College Research Center

The Latest News from the CCRC

 


 Los Rios Student Success Update

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

 


 The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

“Am I dying?” The honest answer.

 

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Being a Good Listener

September 29-October 5, 2014

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being… good “people”. There will still be business enough.
-Abraham Lincoln


 Here are a few examples:

  • I really listen.  I do not form an opinion or start to respond until the person is finished talking.

  • I show interest by asking questions.

  • I demonstrate understanding by repeating what the person says.

  • I am quick to give… “a colleague, co-worker, learner” credit and recognition for new ideas and input.

  • I follow up with the… “a colleague, co-worker, learner” about our conversation and what will happen next.

Meet someone new this week and listen!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

September 22-28, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

SCC NEWS:

New this week:

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

Community Resources Guide- for students and personnel

Work Experience Education & Internship Program, Tracey Hodge, M.A., Faculty Program Coordinator

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014. This is a district professional development opportunity. See the calendar for the week of October 27 for more information, the application is due by this Friday, September 26.

 


 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of September 22

The week of September 29

The week of October 6

The week of October 13

The week of October 20

Oct 22

D2L Intelligent Agents (Online Class) 

Wed., Oct. 22 @ 10:00am - 11:00am

The week of October 27

Oct 29

IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014

Oct. 29 - Oct. 31 @ 8:00am - 2:00pm
Oct 29

D2L Grades (Online Class)

Wed., Oct. 29 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Oct 29

SLO Fall Flex Workshop

Wed., Oct. 29 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oct 30

SCC Preview Night

Thu., Oct. 30 @ 5:00pm - 7:30pm

 


 

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

 

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

 

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

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

 


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

 

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

Improving College Opportunity

 


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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

 


The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

In Academe, the Future Is Part Time

4 Key Questions Experts Are Asking About Obama’s College-Ratings Plan

The Quest for Student Success—Read a special report on innovation in academe, focused on formulas for student success.

 

Faculty Focus

Articulating Learning Outcomes for Faculty Development Workshops

Does Discussion Make a Difference?

Strategies for Managing Online Discussions

When to Use Whole Class Feedback

Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome: Advice for New Faculty

 

Inside Higher Education

‘This Week’ Podcast: ‘Undermining Pell’ Grants / Digital Accessibility for Disabled Students

Taking Male Students Seriously

Get Funded

 

The Mind Unleashed

Train Your Brain To Let Go Of Habits – 10 Methods For Creating New Neural 

 

The Postsecondary National Policy Institute

TRANSFERABILITY OF POSTSECONDARY CREDIT FOLLOWING STUDENT TRANSFER OR COENROLLMENT


 Los Rios Student Success Update

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

 


 The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

The state of the climate — and what we might do about it

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Train Your Brain

September 22-28, 2014

The head thinks, the hands labor, but it’s the heart that laughs.
-Liz Curtis Higgs


 

The Mind Unleashed website listed 10 ways to train your brain to let go of habits by creating new neural pathways.  Here are a few of them:

Identify the habit you’d like to transform and set the intention.  If there is this high intention, then creating new pathways in your brain is bound to happen.

Shift your focus.  To create a new neural pathway, you take the focus off the old habit, and then that old habit eventually falls away.

Use your imagination.  Just imagine the new behaviors over and over and over. Keep repeating that in your mind, so you build new pathways. 

Interrupt your thoughts and patterns when they arise.  Say “no” or “cancel” when an old thought or impulse comes in, and say, “I don’t have to do that anymore.” 

Make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

SCC NEWS:

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

Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey

 

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

SCC Online Professional Development Opportunities

City Chronicles, The news source for Faculty and Staff

Community Resources Guide

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of September 15

The week of September 22

The week of September 29

The week of October 6

The week of October 13


 

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

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


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

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

Improving College Opportunity


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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


The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

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


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

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

Rise of Online Booksellers Brings Complaints From Campus Bookstores

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

 

Faculty Focus

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

10 Recommendations for Improving Group Work

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

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

 

Inside Higher Education

Six Excellent Books for TA’s

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

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

Tanveer Naseer, Speaker and Coach

Credibility Is The Foundation Of Leadership

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

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

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

You can Learn anything, continued…

September 15-21, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

SCC NEWS:

Summer 2014 Professional Development Program Satisfaction Survey Results

Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results

SCC Online Professional Development Opportunities

City Chronicles, The news source for Faculty and Staff

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The week of September 8

The week of September 15

The week of September 22

The week of September 29

The week of October 6


 

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

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


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

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

Improving College Opportunity


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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


The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

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


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

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

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

Do Americans Expect Too Much From a College Degree?

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

Faculty Focus

Building Community and Creating Relevance in the Online Classroom

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

Inside Higher Education

War on Multiple Fronts

Humanities: Still Here

Young Families and Student Debt

Interviewing Gay Candidates

The New York Times

Who Gets to Graduate

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

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

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

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

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

You can Learn anything

September 8-14, 2014

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

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

Make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

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Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

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


Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

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

Improving College Opportunity


Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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


The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

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


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Do Americans Expect Too Much From a College Degree?

When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow

 

Faculty Focus

Those Magical and Mysterious Learning Moments

 

Educational Testing Solutions, ETS

Introducing the new SuccessNavigator assessment

Inside Higher Education

Aspiring Adults Adrift

The Accreditation Conundrum

New York Times

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

California Governor Appeals Court Ruling Overturning Protections for Teachers

Release of college rankings next week

 

The Collaborative Brain Trust (CBT)

Collaborative Brain Trust (CBT), Community College Consulting

Sacramento Bee

California weighs community college baccalaureates to close degree gap

Los Rios Student Success Update

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

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

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

 A school day, in TED Talks


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Weighty Questions

September 1-7, 2014

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

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

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

Make your week a productive one!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

August 25, 2014 – Fall – Professional Development Activities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Convocation Highlights from Chancellor King and President Jeffery:

Chancellor King’s Address on the “Road Ahead”

President Jeffery’s Convocation Address – Fall 2014

 

Book Recommendations:

“Think Like a Freak”

“Turning Adversity into Opportunity” by Kouzes & Posner

Book reviews will be offered later in the semester!

 

Organization Highlights:

Civitas Learning

“HSI”- Hispanic Serving Institutions

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

 

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Los Rios Employee Satisfaction Survey

 

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

Improving College Opportunity

 

Sacramento City College Student Success

Teaching, Learning, and Service

Charette Guides:

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

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

 

The Early Alert Referral System

SARS Alert Reporting

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


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Community-College Association Issues Guide to Transform the Sector

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

Faculty Focus

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

Inside Higher Education

Reengineering Retention

LinkedIn

Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success

How To Diversity Your Life

New York Times

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

Sacramento Bee

California weighs community college baccalaureates to close degree gap

Los Rios Student Success Update

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

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes

Talks for foodies

 


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Hard Joys and Energy Zones

August 25, 2014

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

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

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

 

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center

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

FLEX Week Information:

A 360° Approach to Student Success

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

For use during the Division Charette

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

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


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle for Higher Education

Almanac of Higher Education 2014

 

Faculty Focus

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

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

Motivating Students: Should Effort Count?

Four Key Questions about Grading

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

 Reality Check: Helping to Manage Student Expectations

 

Community College Journal

The Mounting Problem of Student Debt

 

College Planning & Management

Reshaping Campus Libraries

 

Inside Higher Education

“Hard Times” and Higher Education

Productivity or Sexism?

 

Edutopia

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

 

Los Rios Student Success Update

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

 

The RP Group

Student Support (Re)defined, Spring 2014

 


 TED TALKS:

The Danger of Silence

Surprisingly Viral TED Talks

Color ind or color brave?


 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Effective Communication

August 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Ed.D.,

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Resource Center