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.

To access forms and documents not related to Professional Development please visit the SCC Forms & Documents Database.

 

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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.
    • Camera Instructor (Website)
      06/2015
      Flex/PD - Online
      Learn photography online for free.
    • 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 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?
    • 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?
    • Changing Lanes: Applying for Full-Time Teaching Positions
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      re you an adjunct faculty or classified employee looking towards a full-time faculty position? You can become a top contender for a great job! One problem is many teachers who are outstanding faculty members are not experts in applying for and interviewing for these very competitive tenure track teaching jobs.
    • Changing Lanes: Career Development Opportunities for Individuals in a Classified Role - Summer 2015
      06/2015
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Are you a part- or full-time classified employee looking towards growing your career at the college? You can become a top contender for your next great job. One problem is that many people in classified roles have difficult, time-consuming jobs that allow limited opportunities for cross-training and career growth.
    • 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.
    • City College of San Francisco Wins a Reprieve in Its Accreditation Battle
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Its accreditor approved the college’s application for "restoration" status, giving the institution two years to come into compliance.
    • 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.
    • Classified Leadership Institute (CLI)
      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Join 4CS and the League for three wonderful days at Granlibakken for the 23rd Annual Classified Leadership Institute, "Leadership in a Changing Climate: Elements of Change."
    • 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."
    • Club Advisor Connection - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Kimberly 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?
    • Cohort Groups Can Present Special Challenges
      03/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Many of us have encountered cohort groups in our teaching, and by that I mean those groups of students that proceed together through a program, typically a professional one. They take all or most of their courses together, often in lock step. Cohort teaching happens to some degree in most courses.
    • 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 December 2014 Issue
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      December 2014 Issue
    • 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 Planning & Management, Spring 2015 Issue
      04/2015
      Articles and Publications
      College Planning & Management, Spring 2015 Issue
    • College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t So Sure.
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      A survey documents employers’ lack of confidence in recent graduates, raising questions about what colleges can do to close the gap.
    • 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 & Working Toward an Employment Goal - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Tasneem Sah. 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 to ensure success.
    • 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.
    • College-set Standards and Goals - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Marybeth Buechner. We have been asked to set threshold standards and aspirational goals for college measures by both ACCJC and the State Chancellor's Office. If you're interested in learning more about this, or in adding your voice to the discussion, come and join us.
    • 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.
    • Communicate and Have More Fun - Summer 2015
      06/2015
      Flex/PD - Summer
      June 24, 2015. Presented by Sharlene Tran & Leila Stone. Come to this 1 1/2 hour workshop and identify your personality style and discover the qualities and characteristics of others. Find out how your personality style can affect your communication and your communication with others! Come for fun, insight and learning!
    • 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 Winter Issue, 2014-15
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Winter Issue, 2014-15
    • Community College Journal, April/May 2015
      05/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Community College Journal, April/May 2015
    • Community College Journal, Fall 2014
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      American Association of Community Colleges: Community College Journal, Fall 2014.
    • Community College Journal, February/March 2015 Issue
      04/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Community College Journal, February/March 2015 Issue
    • 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 Buck the Trend of Shrinking Humanities
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The report highlights historical and year-to-year data for various sectors.
    • Community Colleges Find New Strategies to Break Through ‘Initiative Fatigue’
      03/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Suffering from "initiative fatigue" and stymied by "curmudgeons" intent on blocking new ideas, community colleges are nonetheless making progress on promising new strategies for reaching students at greatest risk of dropping out, according to speakers here at the annual meeting of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
    • Community of Practice: Learning, Changing Growing for Student Success - CANCELED
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      This event was canceled. Presented by Leila Stone and Jim Collins. This workshop will highlight the curriculum review, videos created and programs created from the year and a half long process of High School and College faculty working together.
    • 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 Gathering Takes Up Challenges, Familiar and Fanciful
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Shrinking enrollments and tightening budgets are challenging community colleges in their push to graduate 50 percent more students with marketable credentials by 2020, speakers said on Sunday at the annual meeting here of the American Association of Community Colleges.
    • Community-College Students’ Engagement Levels Rise
      03/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Today’s community college-students are more likely to come to class prepared, participate in class presentations, and discuss career plans with their instructors and advisers, according to a report that compares the engagement levels of nearly two million students at 853 colleges in 2004 and 2014.
    • Conference, Workshop and Travel (CWT) Funds
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Please refer to the Forms and Documents Database entry (link to the right)for CWT forms.
    • Connect with SCC Resources: CalWorks, Counseling, and Financial Aid
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Velisa Robertson (CalWorks), Rukiya Bates (Financial Aid), and Deborah Knowles (Counseling), this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the services offered by these SCC departments. Learning more about the services offered at SCC is a great way to help students successfully reach their goals.
    • Convocation - Fall 2014
      02/2015
      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 - Fall 2015
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Friday, August 21, 2015. Continental Breakfast ~ City Cafe ~ 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Division Meetings ~ See your division dean for location ~ 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Convocation Program ~ Performing Arts Center ~ 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Division, Department, & Program Meetings ~ See your division for schedule and location ~ 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
    • Convocation - Spring 2015
      02/2015
      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 – 12:30pm. 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 - Spring 2015 - Accreditation Presentation
      01/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Accreditation presentation from the 2015 Sacramento City College Convocation program.
    • Convocation - Spring 2015 - President Jeffery's Address Presentation
      01/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      President Jeffery's address at the 2015 SCC Spring Convocation
    • 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.
    • Course Planning with Reading Apprenticeship
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      If you are brand new to Reading Apprenticeship or if you have attended one of RA@ARC’s past events, all are welcome to attend this Course Planning Event designed to help you plan concrete, practical ways to integrate RA routines into your classes. Event signup: http://arcracourseplanning2015.eventbrite.com Sign up soon to reserve your space. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly. All are welcome—faculty, staff, and administrators.
    • 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 Accessible Online Courses in D2L
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Are you interested in reaching as many of your potential students as possible? Come learn how to make your courses accessible to all students by following a few simple practices.
    • Creating Accessible Online Presentations (Webinar)
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Online
      Learn about the basic considerations for creating accessible online presentations, and discover different options for creating and sharing digital presentations.
    • Creating Accessible PDF Documents with MS Word and Adobe Acrobat (Webinar)
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Online
      Learn what makes a PDF document accessible, and discover the easiest and most efficient way to create your own accessible PDF documents.
    • Creating an Environment for Optimal Learning - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Gwyneth Tracy. Accommodations and various types of support will be discussed, as well as the many reasons students behave as they do. Maintaining academic rigor while supporting student success is not an oxymoron. Sharing of personal experiences with students in the classroom will be encouraged. Active and creative problem solving will be a major part of the workshop.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Instruction: Powerful Pedagogy for Transforming Instructional Practice and Advancing Teaching and Learning
      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Dr. Noma LeMoine, returns to Sacramento City College, Friday, April 17th, Student Center, 9-4 p.m.