Professional Development Activities & Resources 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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    • California Governor Appeals Court Ruling Overturning Protections for Teachers
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In a one-page appeal, Gov. Jerry Brown and the state attorney general, Kamala D. Harris, argued that a decision of such scope needed to be made by a higher court.
    • California Weighs Community College Baccalaureates to Close Degree Gap
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Driven by shifts in technology and educational expectations across industries, California’s higher education leaders know they face an unexpected economic challenge just six years after the recession ravaged the state’s workforce: a potential shortage by 2025 of 1 million bachelor’s degrees.
    • Campus Emergency Preparedness
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. A panel of police officers, Health Services department, and the Voices of Hope has an open panel discussion to address any questions relevant in successfully preparing us for a campus emergency
    • Campus Safety in the Classroom - Fall 2014 Flex
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Aug. 21, 2014: 1:00pm-2:00pm. Cheryl Sears will provide an update and overview of new technology being introduced on the Los Rios Campuses to ensure safety and security in the classroom and departments.Annette Barfield will discuss Campus Safety as it relates to disruptive students in the classroom.
    • Campus Safety Workshop - Summer 2014
      06/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Presented by Captain Day and Sargent Lampano.
    • Can Digital ‘Badges’ and ‘Nanodegrees’ Protect Job Seekers From a First-Round Knockout?
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Or will impatient recruiters and résumé-reading robots threaten the value of alternative credentials?
    • Can You Flip an Online Class?
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      We recently asked a group of teaching assistants, “How do you think today’s college classroom is different than when you were an undergraduate student? What is the most significant change you’ve noticed?” The number one answer? Technology.
    • Cardiovascular Health and the Links between Nutrition 300, Biology 430/431/440, and Chemistry 309 - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Diane Bennett, Andrea Greenwell, Jessica Coppola, John Polagruto, & Karen Carberry-Goh. Building on the S14 FLEX activity in which we began exploring the links in curriculum between NUTRI 300, BIO 430, 431, 440, and CHEM 309 that are related to cardio health.
    • Career Advancement Workshop - Summer 2014
      07/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Presented by Yolanda Ramirez.
    • Change the Narrative on California Community Colleges Advocacy & Policy Conference
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 2 - 3, 2014. Will faculty have a say in budget and legislation?
    • Chemistry Department New Faculty Meeting
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Here are items that we would like to cover: Introductions, Chemistry Department Philosophy, Chemistry Department Resources and Programs, Supporting Student Success and Involvement, Laboratory Safety Practices, Mandatory Safety Training for New Chemical label Information, Brainstorm for Welcome Social for Chemistry and Biology Majors.
    • Civitas Webinar
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 20, 2014. 1:00 - 3:30pm. LRC 105. Civitas develops what is known as “predictive analytics” by taking a vast amount of student data and using it to determine the relative success rates of our various student populations. The hope is that by using the information in a more timely manner, college personnel can tailor more effective programs and practices to targeted student audiences.
    • CLA Session 1: Foundations of Leadership
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 14, 2014. Discover the foundations of leadership and uncover the leader in you.
    • CLA Session 2: Public Speaking and Networking
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      April 4, 2014: 12:30pm-4:30pm. DO Ethan Way Center, Conf. Rm. 150. Enhance your public speaking skills, learn strategies for how to network, and find out why networking is so important.
    • CLA Session 3: Diversity and Generational Dynamics in the Workplace
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      May 16, 2014: 12:30pm-4:30 pm. DO Ethan Way Center, Conf. Rm. 150. Discover different approaches for understanding and enhancing diversity in the workplace.
    • CLA Session 4: Servant Leadership
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Aug. 15, 2014: 12:30pm-4:30pm. DO Ethan Way Center, Conf. Rm. 150. Gain a deeper understanding of the concepts of servant leadership and why this leadership style is important in an organization like Los Rios.
    • CLA Session 5: Present Yourself Well in Writing
      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Valerie Carrigan, this interactive workshop, discover the most common writing errors that distract readers and diminish their impression of your skills, learn how to proof your own work with a helpful checklist and packet of resources, and apply them right away in fun activities that will pay off in better written applications and work documents.
    • CLA Session 6: CLA Pathways to Success, Session1
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Oct. 17, 2014: 12:30pm-4:30pm. DO Ethan Way Center, Conf. Rm. 150. Obtain District experts’ top tips on how to be competitive when completing your application packet; get personalized feedback from resume writing and mock interviewing activities.
    • CLA Session 7: CLA Pathways to Success, Session 2
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Nov. 14, 2014: 12:30pm-4:30pm. DO Ethan Way Center, Conf. Rm. 150. Obtain District experts’ top tips on how to be competitive when completing your application packet; get personalized feedback from resume writing and mock interviewing activities.
    • CLA Session 8: Meet the Leaders Panel
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Dec. 5, 2014: 12:30pm-4:30pm. DO Ethan Way Center, Conf. Rm. 150. Open discussion with leaders throughout the District on various topics.
    • Class Discussion Challenge: Getting Students to Listen and Respond to Each Other’s Comments
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      How do you get students to respond to each other’s comments? How do you get student comments to build on a key topic so that it becomes more like a real discussion?
    • Classified Staff Retreat
      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      April 16, 2014: 8am-4pm. 22nd Annual Classified Retreat! Change Begins With You: Participatory Governance. The retreat focuses on your role in shared governance, team-building, self-improvement, communication, and the daily work environment.
    • Climbing the Stairs: Observations on a Teaching Career
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Here I will briefly share five observations on a career spent teaching in higher education with an eye toward encouraging newer faculty to achieve longevity in the profession.
    • Club Advisor Connection - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Kim Beyrer. If you are a club advisor, or just interested, this is the workshop for you! Come prepared to connect with fellow advisors and share ideas. Submit hypothetical scenarios in advance for our intriguing and popular "What if? Addressing the unusual, unprecedented, and unfortunate."
    • Collaborative Brain Trust (CBT), Community College Consulting
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      We’re the Consultant who work with your team to push your community college to greatness
    • College 2 Career: Assisting Individuals with Autism/Intellectual Disabilities - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Tasneem Sah and Education Coaches. This is a workshop designed to provide attendees knowledge of the College 2 Career program.
    • College Planning & Management Fall 2014 Issue
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      College Planning & Management Fall 2014 Issue
    • College Planning & Management October 2014 Issue
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      College Planning & Management October 2014 Issue
    • College Unit & Program Planning
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Marybeth Buechner. This workshop will provide overview and detail to the unit and program planning process. As the dean of the PRIE office we are available as a general resource for assistance with planning that contributes to the college's program/service effectiveness. Come and discover the many benefits to the unit and program planning cycle.
    • College-2-Career: Assisting Students with Intellectual Disabilities to be successful in college and working toward an employment goal (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This is a workshop designed to provide attendees knowledge of the College 2 Career program, the students in the program and the role of the education coach each student is assigned to and works with throughout the semester. Teachers will learn how to work with our students and collaborate with the College 2 Career Coordinator and education coaches in ensuring success.
    • Come Walk With Me (Health & Wellness)
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The launch of the “Come Walk With Me” activity began Feb. 11, 2014 and will be on each Tuesday and Thursday from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. Plan to meet at Hughes Stadium at the south entrance to the track at 11:45 AM. We will start with a few stretches before a 20-minute self-paced walk. Water will be available so no need to bring this with you.
    • Communicating SCC's Message (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. Attendees will be asked to help identify the core message that SCC provides to its different audiences (internal, external, students, community, etc.). With that idea (or multiple ideas) in mind, we will talk about best practices in organizational communications, and how we as employees can use the tools available at the college to positively affect communications change.
    • Community College Journal, April/May 2014 Issue
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Community College Journal, April/May 2014 Issue
    • Community College Journal, Fall 2014
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      American Association of Community Colleges: Community College Journal, Fall 2014.
    • Community College Research Center: The December Issue
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The Latest News from CCRC
    • Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In recent years, mounting concerns about inequality have fixated on the need for greater economic diversity at elite colleges, but the interest has tended to obscure the fact that the vast majority of high school students — including the wealthiest — will never go to Stanford or the University of Chicago or Yale. Even if each of U.S. News and World Report’s 25 top-ranked universities committed to turning over all of its spots to poor students, the effort would serve fewer than 218,000 of them. Community colleges have 7.7 million students enrolled, 45 percent of all undergraduates in the country.
    • Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Part-time faculty members are more likely to teach remedial courses, so improving the instructors’ working conditions can help student learning too, says a new report. By Audrey Williams June
    • Community Colleges Nourish Both Students and Society, Report Says
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      "Just as orchard owners indirectly benefit from beekeepers," the colleges yield skilled workers who are healthy, prosperous contributors to the economy.
    • Community Resources Guide - SCC 2014
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Thanks to Ramona Cobian from the CalWorks office for putting together these resources. This brochure packet is already available in a yellow book pamphlet in most offices around campus. It is possible that phone numbers and other information in this brochure may change. If you know of any changes that should be made to this brochure packet, please email cobianr@scc.losriosedu and submit the updated information.
    • Community-College Association Issues Guide to Transform the Sector
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The new guide outlines specific strategies to achieve objectives the association has set forth: by 2020, to reduce by half the number of students who come to college unprepared, to double the number who finish remedial courses and make it through introductory college-level courses, and to close achievement gaps across diverse populations of students.
    • Completion rates dip at Sacramento-area community colleges
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Fewer than half the students who enrolled in five Sacramento-area community colleges during the depth of the recession had completed their coursework as of last year, new state data show.
    • Conference, Workshop and Travel (CWT) Documents
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Conference, workshop and travel (CWT) funds are available yet limited. Travel requests must be pre-approved by your dean or unit manager before CWT funds can be disbursed. Submit your pre-approved Travel Request to the Staff Resource Center. Please check with your division about additional staff development funds that might be available.
    • Convocation - Fall 2014
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 22, 2014. PAC. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST –CITY CAFÉ (7am – 7:45am). DIVISION DEAN’S MEETINGS (8am – 8:45 a.m.), CONVOCATION –PAC (9am – 10:30 a.m.), DIVISION CHARETTE –LOCATIONS IN PACKETS (10:45am-12p.m.), DEPT. & PROGRAM MEETINGS (Check with Div. Office for Locations & Times).
    • Convocation - Spring 2015
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 16, 2015. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – City Café - 7:00am – 7:45am. CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE – Performing Arts Center - 8:00am – 8:45am. CONVOCATION PROGRAM – Performing Arts Center - 9:00am – 10:30am. ACCREDITATION SELF-STUDY OPEN FORUM – City Café - 10:30am – 12:50pm. DIVISION MEETINGS – See you division dean for location - 1:00pm – 2:00pm. DEPARTMENT & PROGRAM MEETINGS – See your division dean for location 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
    • Convocation Fall 2014
      08/2014
      Face-to-Face Event (Non-Flex/PD)
      Convocation, Welcome, New Hire Introduction and Promotion, New Faculty Introdution and LTT, New Management Introduction.
    • Convocation: The Chancellor's Message - Fall 2014
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Attached is a short note with a link to the Chancellor's Fall 2014 convocation presentation and additional links with more information concerning topics that were a part of convocation.
    • Cooking Shouldn’t Kill: How Solar Cooking Can Improve the Lives of Millions
      11/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      November 25, 2014. The mission of Sacramento-based Solar Cookers International is to spread solar thermal cooking technology to benefit people and environments.
    • Could We Be Doing Better with Our Assignments?
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Assignments are a terribly important part of the teaching and learning equation. They aren’t just random activities that faculty ask students to complete for points and grades; they are the vehicles through which students learn course content. By studying for exams and engaging with content as they write their papers, students deepen their understanding of key concepts and build learning connections. In short, assignments represent learning experiences for students and, as Dee Fink reminds us, we want those learning experiences to be “significant.” Is that how you’d describe your most often-used assignments? Are they the only ways students could encounter and explore course content? Are they still the best ways?
    • Counseling Crisis Intervention Services
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Counseling Crisis Intervention Services resource.
    • Court is in Session at SCC
      11/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      November 21, 2014. Have you ever wondered what happens in a court room when a DUI offender is being sentenced? The Los Rios Police Department has partnered with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplaincy and the California Office of Traffic Safety to bring an actual DUI court proceeding to SCC.
    • Creating a Learner-Friendly Online Course
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Cynthia Schmitt, senior director of continuing education at Florida Institute of Technology, tries to make the online learning experience comfortable and efficient for students. Students want their courses to be convenient, easy to use, responsive, and accessible so that the technology does not get in the way of learning.
    • Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Online instructors need to be intentional about creating a sense of presence in their courses so that students know that somebody is leading their educational experience.
    • Creating Connections between Disciplines: What Paintings Can Teach Students about Politics
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The liberal arts environment demands that faculty show students connections between disciplines. As a political scientist, I often link course topics with economics, history, and sociology, but last summer I realized that I could make linkages with visual art. Because I was soon traveling to Washington, D.C. and New York City, I could take pictures of paintings at the National Gallery of Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art and then utilize them in my Introduction to World Politics classes.
    • Creating Learning Environments that Help Students Stretch and Grow as Learners
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The March 12, 2014 post raised issues about those students who really don’t want to work with others in groups … “lone wolves” as they’re called in the literature. Your responses raised a number of issues. I thought it might be worth exploring some of them a bit further.
    • Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Effective leaders are honest, forward-looking, competent, and inspiring.
    • Critical Thinking: 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Here are some suggestions (based on input from question-friendly teachers, schools, programs, and organizations) on how to encourage more questioning in the classroom and hopefully, beyond it.
    • Cruel Student Comments: Seven Ways to Soothe the Sting
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Reading students’ comments on official end-of-term evaluations—or worse, online at sites like RateMyProfessors.com—can be depressing, often even demoralizing. So it’s understandable that some faculty look only at the quantitative ratings; others skim the written section; and many others have vowed to never again read the public online comments. It’s simply too painful.