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 Community Colleges Seek New Accreditor
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The Board of Governors of California's communitycollege system voted Monday to replace the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges as the accreditor for the system's colleges, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The current accreditor has frustrated many ...
    • Call for Articles: Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Faculty Focus is accepting article submissions for an upcoming special report on Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom. Articles should be between 750-1000 words in length.
    • Campus Libraries Rethink Focus as Materials Go Digital
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      President Sari Feldman of the American Library Association discusses programs that preserve tweets as well as books.
    • Campus Safety Workshop - Summer 2014
      06/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Presented by Captain Day and Sargent Lampano.
    • Can Data Measure Faculty Productivity? Rutgers Professors Say No
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Academic Analytics says it counts articles and books published, and awards received, in a certain time period. But some who look closely at the data find errors.
    • Can Science's Reproducibility Crisis be Reproduced?
      03/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Two new papers argue that fears about the replicability of scientific research might be overstated. They won’t close the book on the matter, though.
    • 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.
    • Career Advice from Inside Higher Ed
      02/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Recent Articles
    • Caring About Students Matters
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      In terms of research design, the studies couldn’t have been more different. In terms of results, they both came to the same conclusion. The interactions students have with their teachers and the kind of relationships that teachers establish with students profoundly affect students’ learning experiences. And it’s a finding that’s been established in study after study.
    • CCC Technology for Student Success News, February 2016 Issue
      03/2016
      Articles and Publications
      CCC Technology for Student Success NewsFebruary 2016 Issue
    • CCRC In the News - Fall 2015
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      New Publications
    • 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 - Fall 2015
      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 23, 2015. Presented by Sandra Belmares. More info TBA.
    • Changing Lanes: Career Development Opportunities for Individuals in a Classified Role - Summer 2015
      01/2016
      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.
    • Chemistry Department SLO Analysis
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Dianne Bennett & Linda Nuss. The faculty from the Chemistry Department will meet to compare, contrast and discuss the course SLOs throughout our department course offerings. We will also look at how our course SLOs correlate with the SLOs for the same courses at our sister colleges and our department ProLOs.
    • Choose the path that’s right for you - Google Online Education Center
      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Online
      If you’re new to the Training Center, watch the linked overview video (or read the linked transcript) to get started.
    • Choosing the Best Approach for Small Group Work
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Enter the term “group work” into a Google search, and you’ll find yourself bombarded with dozens of hits clustered around definitions of group work, benefits of group work, and educational theories underpinning group work. If you dig a little deeper into the search results, however, you’ll find that not all of the pages displayed under the moniker of “group work” describe the same thing. Instead, dozens of varieties of group learning appear. They all share the common feature of having students work together, but they have different philosophies, features, and approaches to the group task.
    • 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: From Blank Stares to True Engagement
      02/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Thirty years of research in the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education have demonstrated that when students are engaged in the classroom, they learn more (Pascarella and Terezini 1991, 2005). Classroom discussion is likely the most commonly used strategy for actively engaging students. Whether it is a seminar course centered on discussion or a lecture punctuated by moments of interaction with students, discussion is likely second only to lecture as the most frequently used pedagogical strategy.
    • 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 Senate 101
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Monica Souza and Sandra Belmares. Senate 101 will provide insight to promote a stronger Classified constituency involvement. The role of Classified participation in governance and leadership will be discussed as well as strategies for team, committee, and Senate building. Classified Senate 101 will provide insight to promote a stronger Classified constituency involvement. The role of Classified participation in governance and leadership will be discussed as well as strategies for team, committee, and Senate building.
    • 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.
    • Clear Criteria: A Good Way to Improve Participation
      03/2016
      Articles and Publications
      I continue to be impressed by the need for teachers to clarify common aspects of instruction instead of assuming that students’ understanding of what they entail are the same as ours. Participation is a good example. How often is it defined in the course syllabus? How often is it characterized beyond the basics when it’s discussed at the beginning of the course or at different times throughout the semester? We do probably agree on the essentials—questions, answers, and comments—but much more than that is needed if classroom interaction is to realize its potential as a student engagement strategy. Here’s an example of the degree of clarification I think we should be after…
    • 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?
    • Coalition of the Willing or the Wealthy?
      10/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Admissions leaders are divided about effort by leading colleges to offer new application and create platform for high school students to prepare for higher education and document their work.
    • 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 Goals & Planning 101
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Planning 101 Overview of integrated planning at SCC
    • 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
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Tasneem Sah, C2C Staff, and Students.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. Education coaches will be present to provide information from their experiences and answer any questions. There will be a student panel to talk about their college experience.
    • 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.
    • Colleges must renew their vows to faculty members, including adjuncts (essay): Of Marriage and Short-Term Flings
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Although most of the growth in contract faculty has occurred at community colleges, it is also prevalent in other institutions. 51 percent (public) to 65 percent (private) of the faculty at doctoral institutions...
    • 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.
    • Common Core Math is Not the Enemy
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      "Why you hate it and why we need new perspectives in education. We are not computers. We are not machines. We do not think procedurally. That’s why the “old way” of teaching math is not the best way.
    • 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.
    • Communication Department Meeting - Spring 2016 Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Scheduling, safety training, unit planning, and SLO’s.
    • Community College Classrooms as 'Democratic Vistas'
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      At MLA meeting, instructors share philosophy behind their work — and the practical challenges for new Ph.D.s who might not have a clue about teaching at an open admissions institution.
    • Community college enrollment falls in Sacramento region
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      During the recession, as students flooded Sacramento-area community colleges in a bid to learn new trades and pursue new careers, many were thwarted by state spending cuts, deep wait lists and crowded classrooms. Now that state funding is flowing anew, however, enrollment has fallen.
    • Community College Fires Instructor Over Math Quiz on Pimps and Prostitutes
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      A spokeswoman for the Portland, Ore., institution said the fake quiz was "incongruent" with the college’s commitment to a culture of dignity and respect.
    • Community College Honors Society Names New Leader
      02/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Community College Honors Society Names New Leader will serve as president and chief executive officer of the organization. PTK primarily servescommunity college students. Tincher-Ladner will become the honor society’s third CEO. She’s been …
    • Community College Journal, August/September 2015
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Community College Journal, August/September 2015
    • Community College Journal, Winter Issue, 2016, The New Wave of Workforce Training
      02/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The New Wave of Workforce Training
    • 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
      09/2015
      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
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Budget woes and completion goals are on the agenda. So are secret shoppers and new ideas for engaging students. After all, someone has to program and fly all those drones.
    • 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.
    • Contested Grades and the “You Earned It” Retort
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      A common rhetorical move we professors make when students object to a grade is to reframe the discussion. We’ll say, “Let’s be clear. I didn’t give you this grade. You earned it.” And if it were appropriate we might underscore our zinger with a smugly snapped Z. But stop and think about it. When we make the “you earned it” move, it’s simply an attempt to shift the debate away from the fairness or interpretation of our standard and onto students to justify their effort by our standard, which really wasn’t their complaint.
    • Contract Education LRCFT
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Annette Barfield.
    • 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 - Spring 2016
      12/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Friday, January 15, 2016. Continental Breakfast ~ City Cafe ~ 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Convocation Program ~ Performing Arts Center 8:00am-11:15am. Division Meetings ~ Division meetings may be scheduled to follow the convocation program. Please check with your division office for times and location. Department & Program Meetings ~ Please check with your division office for times and locations.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.