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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    • A Caring Professor May Be Key in How a Graduate Thrives
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The Gallup-Purdue Index seeks to measure graduates’ well-being and the college experiences that shape them. Its first report suggests that human factors matter most.
    • A Comprehensive Learning Community: Denver College
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Attend this workshop and learn about the steps one urban community college took to address student success. The Community College of Denver became an institution that closed the performance gap by age, ethnicity, and gender. In addition, persistence and graduation rates increased to over 80%.
    • A Conversation with Judges from the Russian Federation Republic of Tatarstan
      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      May 1, 2014. 12-1pm. PAC 105. Join us for a conversation with five guest judges from the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation, who will address issues affecting their work in the Russian Federation judicial system and differences they have noticed between their system and the US judicial system.
    • A Discussion with Helen Mudora, Executive Director, Association of Media Women of Kenya
      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Join us for a discussion with Helen Mudora, Executive Director, Association of Media Women of Kenya (AMWIK). Helen Mudora earned her MA in Women and Gender Studies in 2008 from San Francisco State University as a Ford Foundation Fellow. She has served as Executive Director of NGOs working on behalf of the disabled in Kenya, and now is Executive Director of AMWIK.
    • A Flag and Race at Bryn Mawr
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      When two students at elite women's college embraced symbolism of the Jim Crow South, they set off debate at an institution that is proud of being majority minority, but where some feel isolated and ignored.
    • A Guide to Reporting Program Student Learning Outcomes (ProLOs) - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by SLOAC Committee Members. This workshop will feature the latest updates on reporting program student learning outcomes (ProLOs). It is intended for faculty, managers, and classified staff.
    • A Healthy Investment: Building the Facilities to Train the Next Generation of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals
      02/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Building the facilities to train the next generation of nursing and allied health professionals.
    • A Learning Community: Umoja-SBA
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Feb. 18, 2014. Umoja-SBA (pronounced 'say-bah') is a community of leaders committed to enhancing achievement and supporting personal growth and development of students with a focus on African Diaspora culture.
    • A New Metric
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Gates-funded project looks at how colleges could reduce number of sections, while theoretically being guided by faculty views on teaching. Will this approach change the discussion?
    • A New Way to Assess Student Learning
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      I’m “reflecting” a lot these days. My tenure review is a few months away, and it’s time for me to prove (in one fell swoop) that my students are learning. The complexity of this testimonial overwhelms me because in the context of the classroom experience, there are multiple sources of data and no clear-cut formula for truth.
    • A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Raising, Communicating, and Enforcing Expectations in Online Courses
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      I have been able to raise expectations and improve the quality of work in my course by implementing the following practices.
    • A Self-Aware Leader is Not a Self-Obsessed Leader
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      “Understanding and knowing yourself is a significant aspect of leadership. But I would argue that you’re not able to know yourself with any totality. I also don’t think it’s a valuable feature of a good leader to be obsessive about self, about motivation, and so on.
    • A Shooting in a St. Louis Suburb Reverberates on Campuses Near and Far
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The weekend shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., had colleges in the St. Louis area scrambling to beef up security this week as racially-charged clashes between protesters and the police created an uneasy prelude to a new academic year.
    • A Student Engagement Model – A Flipped Classroom Model using Montessori pedagogical instructional strategies in a Five Step Process of Course Delivery for Implications on Student Success
      02/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Imagine students in charge of their own Learning? This workshop provides a look at instructional styles and practices using a 5 step process that illustrates a flipped classroom model.
    • A Study of Returning Women Students: Insights for Classroom Practice and Student Support PART I: Supporting Student Success in the Inter-generational Classroom
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. This workshop is PART I of a three part series that will present findings from a recent qualitative case study of seven women who have gone back to school. PART I will focus on understanding the experiences of older women students in an inter-generational classroom.
    • A Study of Returning Women Students: Insights for Classroom Practice and Student Support PARTS II & III: College Writing as the Epicenter of Student Success & Reflections on Justice: Cornerstone Moments for Student Success
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. This workshop is PART II of a three part series that will present findings from a recent qualitative case study of seven women who have gone back to school.
    • AB 2558 Fact Sheet
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      AB 2558 revises current statute to establish the Community College Professional Development Program (CCPDP) and authorizes the use of state money for those activities if it becomes available through the budget. It also clarifies that districts that participate in the CCPDP must provide professional development opportunities to other staff as well as faculty.
    • Absence Report Wrokshop
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Feb. 12, 2014. Presented by LRCCD Employee Benefits.
    • Academic Integrity: Defining Originality across Campus
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The faculty members in the chemistry department are confused. Last semester, the campus teaching center held a series of workshops to get faculty more familiar with the anti-plagiarism tool that the university adopted and linked into everyone’s online course environment. The teaching center showed everyone who attended the training sessions 51 ways that they could help to catch cheaters, based on research conducted by two researchers at the University of Texas’ Telecampus (McNabb and Anderson, 2009). But the 51 strategies are not why the chemistry faculty are confused.
    • Accreditation Updates ACCJC News, Spring 2014
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Accreditation Updates ACCJC News, Spring 2014
    • Achieving Academic Honesty
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. How do we define and promote academic honesty for our students? What resources does the college have to support you in promoting academic honesty and what are the processes when cheating occurs? Please join us in what should be a lively discussion of the issues and practices around promoting academic honesty.
    • Adding Choice to Assignment Options: A Few Course Design Considerations
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      No, the objective isn’t to make assignments optional, but two benefits accrue when students are given some choice about assignments. A strategy such as this moves students in the direction of autonomy and maturity as learners.
    • Adjuncts, Retirements and Sexual Harassment: A Survey of HR Directors
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Campus HR leaders believe their institutions fairly compensate part-time instructors, but doubt whether they provide adequate job protections. They worry too few professors are retiring, and are divided on restricting social media statements by faculty and staff.
    • Admissions Leaders Gather to Weigh 'Prestige, Financial Aid, and Love'
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      At a national conference last week, admissions officials offered nuanced appraisals of the profession that keeps higher education's lights on.
    • Advice for Teachers: Dare to Be Strict
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In “Good Teaching as Vulnerable Teaching” (The Teaching Professor, December 2012), Rob Dornsife of Creighton University invites us to embrace the uncertainties teachers encounter. The article prompted me to invite colleagues also to embrace being strict when the conditions warrant it.
    • Almanac of Higher Education 2014
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The Chronicle's 27th annual collection of data on colleges answers perennial questions like how much faculty make and which colleges are growing the fastest.
    • Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Tests and quizzes are often the primary means of assessing online learner performance; however, as Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt, online instructors and coauthors of numerous online learning books, including Lessons from the Virtual Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching (2013), point out, there are more effective and less problematic alternatives.
    • Articulating Learning Outcomes for Faculty Development Workshops
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Whether teaching online, on-ground, or via a blended environment, the importance of defining the intended outcomes, before instruction takes place, cannot be overstated because SLOs identify fundamental and measurable student skills, help outline needed curricular content, and define appropriate assessment.
    • As Default Rates Drop, So Does Confidence in How the Education Dept. Counts Them
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      An eleventh-hour shift in how the rates were calculated appears to have undermined what little credibility they had with college officials and policy wonks.
    • As Ebola Fears Touch Campuses, Officials Respond With an ‘Excess of Caution’
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Colleges want to keep their students and employees safe. They also want to avoid causing unnecessary alarm.
    • Aspiring Adults Adrift
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Many undergraduates, the authors wrote, are "drifting through college without a clear sense of purpose," with more than a third of students not demonstrating any significant improvement in learning over four years in college.
    • Associate Degree for Transfer - Do they really work? - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Shannon Gilley & Richard Yang. Learn about the newest transfer programs on campus. Understand more of the Transfer Process.
    • Associates Degrees, The Next Big Thing?
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Associate’s degrees may be the next big thing. Already, they are the nation’s second most commonly granted degree after the bachelor’s—and the number of associate’s degrees granted is increasing faster than the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded.
    • Audit Faults Reviews of Competency-Based Programs’ Eligibility for Student Aid
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The Education Department should obtain more information from programs and their accreditors before approving their applications, the agency’s inspector general says.