Professional Development Resource Database

The Staff Resource Center offers professional development through a variety of resources.  For your convenience, this database provides a compilation of these resources in multiple types.

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    • 10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction & Learning
      Articles and Publications
      How much time do we put into the design of the assessment plans in our online courses? Is most of that time focused upon summative graded assignments that factor into the course grade? Or, do they also include opportunity for practice and informal feedback?
    • 10 Recommendations for Improving Group Work
      Articles and Publications
      ...below is a set of suggestions for improving group projects. A list in the article referenced below provided a starting place for these recommendations.
    • 14-Year-Old Proves U.S. Can Save $370 Million by Changing Fonts
      Articles and Publications
      Changing the standard typeface used by federal and state governments could save the United States roughly $370 million a year in ink costs, according to a peer-reviewed study by Suvir Mirchandani.
    • 2014 Student Success Act Brochure
      Articles and Publications
      This comprehensive plan, known as the Student Success Initiative, focuses on our core missions of workforce preparation, remediation, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and degree and certificate completion.
    • 3CMeNow – Video Conferencing - Fall 2014 Flex - CANCELED
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by Jory Hadsell. From your smartphone or mobile tablet, you can attend a meeting and view video and slide presentations. Learn more about this new, free tool for all faculty and staff. THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED.
    • 7 Assessment Challenges of Moving Your Course Online (and a Dozen + Solutions)
      Articles and Publications
      Researcher Leslie Layne wondered whether students and teachers define the term "effectiveness" similarly. If they don’t, Layne writes that understanding the differences “is crucial to faculty and administrators when interpreting student survey results.”
    • 7th Annual SCC Health Fair
      Face-to-Face Event (Non-Flex/PD)
      April 24, 2014. All Day. SCC Quad. 7th Annual SCC health fair. Many exhibits including the human sexuality service learning class will be in the quad by city cafe.
    • 8th Annual SCC EarthWeek
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Please join us at the 8th Annual SCC EarthWeek from 10:00-3:00 on Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23 in the Quad. There will be more than thirty booths presenting information and demonstrations from non-profit, government, private-sector, and SCC campus representatives.
    • “Hard Times” and Higher Education
      Articles and Publications
      Sociologists presented numerous studies on various ways that policies and practices in American higher education hinder the success of low-income students. Several of the papers suggested that key inequities are not that hard to find, but don't necessarily attract attention.
    • “She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.”
      Articles and Publications
      “This teacher should not be paid. We had to teach ourselves in this course.” I remember another faculty member telling me about similar feedback, which was followed later with a comment about how the course “really made me think.”