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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  • Items starting with D

    • D2L - What's New - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. What’s new with D2L? Personalize the learning experience with student names and content that releases when objectives are completed.
    • D2L Drop-ins - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by David Martin and Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Stop by to review how to copy your course content or update your NavBar. We are available to answer individual questions. Please request your courses the day before attending this session. Go to http://losrios.edu/ess
    • D2L Drop-ins - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 2015. Presented by David Martin and Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Stop by to review how to copy your course content or update your NavBar. We are available to answer individual questions. Please request your courses the day before attending this session. Go to http://losrios.edu/ess
    • D2L Drop-ins - Spring 2016 Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by David Martin. Come get the D2L help you need to get your course ready for the spring!
    • D2L Gradebook
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      http://www.scc.losrios.edu/facultystaffcalendar/event/d2l-gradebook/
    • D2L Grades (Online Classes)
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. October, 29 and November 19, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Learn how to set-up your gradebook in D2L and release mid-term grades securely. Please register. Space is limited to 10 participants. Online classroom: http://saccity.adobeconnect.com/id/
    • D2L Intelligent Agents (Online Class)
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. October 22, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Use D2L to automate notifications to contact students who have not logged in or turned in assignments. Please register. Space is limited to 10 participants. Online classroom: http://saccity.adobeconnect.com/id/
    • D2L Regular Effective Contact - Fall 2015 Semester
      08/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      September 15, 2015. Presented by Daniel Gilbert Valencia, this is a hands-on workshop. Work with peers to discuss best practices and then use time-saving D2L functions to engage your students and infuse regular and effective contact into your online or hybrid courses and also track that engagement.
    • D2L “New & Improved”
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 28, 2014. Come and learn about the new and improved features of D2L.
    • D2L: Using Rubrics for Grading and Assessing Student Learning (Tech Wednesday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. Rubrics are way to increase objectivity, clarity of assignment and ease of grading/assessing the work and projects of the learner. Using D2L, I’ll share the value of connecting student learning outcomes from your syllabus to the content of assignments located in the discussion board, the drop box, and/or quizzes. The grading of these assignments allows for reports that can determine success of the SLO’s for effective teaching and learning while connecting to competency statistics. This workshop is for advanced D2L users. Come with your account ready to make a rubric.
    • D2L: Using Rubrics for Grading and Assessing Student Learning - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 2015. Presented by Norman Lorenz. Rubrics are way to increase objectivity, clarity of assignment and ease of grading/assessing the work and projects of the learner. Using D2L, I'll share the value of connecting student learning outcomes from your syllabus to the content of assignments located in the discussion board, the drop box, and/or quizzes.
    • Data Tracker: Despite improving economy, California millennials still 'failing to launch'
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The economy is improving, the unemployment rate is dropping, but hundreds of thousands of Californians between ages 25 and 34 still can't seem to leave their childhood home.
    • Deep Dives: Free Webinars
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Free webinars inspired by our series of booklets on key higher education topics
    • Delaying Death and Avoiding Disability
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Don Forrester, MD. This is a presentation on the best science available on life-style medicine: how diet and exercise contribute to well-being and longevity.
    • Departmental Training: Libguides and Chat Reference (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This is a departmental training session covering ongoing efforts in developing research guides and providing online reference services. Additional topics may be covered.
    • Developing a Teaching Persona
      05/2015
      Articles and Publications
      An email query about teaching personas reminded me how much I haven’t figured out about our teaching identities. I’m still struggling with very basic questions and wondered if a conversation here might not get us all thinking more about how we present ourselves as teachers.
    • Developing Students’ Learning Philosophies
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Last year the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta ran a pilot study to consider the efficacy of using e-portfolios to deepen students’ learning. We were interested in developing a structure that would enable us to determine how well our students were learning Augustana’s core skill requirements (writing, speaking, critical thinking, and information literacy).
    • Different Types of Group Work: Clearing up the Confusion
      03/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The emergence of different kinds of group work is a welcome outgrowth of the move away from lectures. There’s still plenty of lecturing going on, but there’s less than there used to be. In its place are a variety of activities that more effectively engage students; one of the most common being the use of group work.
    • Dipping a Toe Into the Water: Learning to Use D2L One Toe at a Time (Tech Wednesday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. Faculty attending this workshop will learn easy ways of easing into the use of D2L for one of their classes.
    • Disability Awareness Day
      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      There will be “facilitated conversations” going on all day. There will be a big canopy with chairs. Students, faculty and staff are invited to come by and participate.
    • Discipline and Safety
      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      April 29, 12-1pm. Cultural Awareness Center. This workshop offers an opportunity to discuss and learn SCC’s process for effective student behavior management strategies to improve student success.
    • Discover Free and Open Textbooks with the California Open Online Library for Education (Webinar)
      11/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Participants in this webinar will get an overview of the statewide effort to curate and promote open educational resources (OER) for the highest enrolled college courses and learn how to get involved in this project. Discover peer-reviewed open textbooks that you can adopt to ensure that all of your students have access to instructional materials on the first day of class.
    • Discovering Institutional Strengths to Create a New Destiny (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. In this workshop participants will learn and apply the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) framework, an entirely different way of facilitation organizational change to meet strategic college goals. This innovative approach to organization development uses an positive approach that focuses on building on past successes rather than focusing on problems. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the foundations of AI and will apply it to practice through hands-on application activities.
    • Distance Education - New Course Diagnostic Rubric - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Jory Hadsell. Learn how you can use the new Course Diagnostic Rubric to assess the design of your online and hybrid classes! The SCC Distance Education subcommittee of the Academic Senate has developed the rubric based on a review of best practices and accreditation guidelines.
    • Distance Education Strategic Planning - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Kandace Knudson. In this open discussion between campus distance education stakeholders, we examine the drafted campus Distance Education Strategic Plan and discuss practical changes or revisions.
    • Distance Education: The Accreditation Big Picture - Fall 2015 Semester
      08/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      September 22, 2015. Presented by Kandace Knudson. In this session, the presenter discusses what the accreditation teams will be looking for when they evaluate DE courses.
    • Distracted Drivers Webinar
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      How to Register: Go to http://www.ehsinc.org/ASCIP.html, click on Distracted Drivers, click Register, enter your information, choose I have a promotional code, enter ASCIP, and click Submit.
    • District ER on Campus 2014
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Information regarding EMERGENCY RESPONSE ON CAMPUS.
    • Diversity for Hiring Training
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Deb Saks, the Dean of the Business Division, is sponsoring a Hiring Committee Training workshop in BUS 222 from 10 – 12. The training is not mandatory for those who will be serving on hiring committees this spring, but beginning in the fall, all members of any hiring committee will be required to be trained in this workshop. The training will be required as well for those who serve on adjunct hiring committees.This workshop is distinct from the workshops the college offers to train Equity Representatives.If you want to attend the training this Friday, please contact Deb Saks in the Business Division at x2582 or send her an email at: saks@scc.losrios.edu. Space is limited.
    • Diversity in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning Institute
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Join us for eight weeks of discussion and support in the Diversity in the Classroom: A Reaching and Learning Institute. The three-hour sessions will take place on Fridays from 9:00 am-Noon, beginning Friday, February 6th and ending Friday, April 17th. There will be no sessions on Friday, February 13th, Friday, March 27th, and Friday, April 3rd.
    • Do Online Students Cheat More on Tests?
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      A lot of faculty worry that they do. Given the cheating epidemic in college courses, why wouldn’t students be even more inclined to cheat in an unmonitored exam situation? Add to that how tech-savvy most college students are. Many know their way around computers and software better than their professors. Several studies report that the belief that students cheat more on online tests is most strongly held by faculty who’ve never taught an online course. Those who have taught online are less likely to report discernible differences in cheating between online and face-to-face courses. But those are faculty perceptions, not hard, empirical evidence.
    • Does Faculty Diversity Need Targets?
      04/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Brown U. says it will double underrepresented minority faculty ranks in 10 years. What’s its strategy? Why do some institutions favor — and some avoid — specific goals?
    • Drexel University, Lunch & Learn about Post Graduate Programs
      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Thursday, May 8, 2014. Noon-1pm. Presented by Olivia Nash. For faculty & staff to discuss our M.S. in Higher Ed and Ed.D. programs. We will specifically be promoting our Community College Scholarship (40% off Masters & 35% off EdD).
    • Dropping Scores: The Case for Hope
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      In “Calculating Final Course Grades: What About Dropping Scores or Offering a Replacement?” (The Teaching Professor March 2014), the editor notes that “some students … assume that course content is a breeze, [so] the first exam serve[s] as a wake-up call.” (p. 6) In two Introductory Psychology classes (150 students), I recently implemented an effective three-step strategy for getting the best out of such students (and, indeed, all students).
    • Duncan Legacy: Innovation and Regulation
      10/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The long-serving education secretary expanded Pell Grants, encouraged experimentation, cracked down on for-profit colleges and took federal regulation into uncharted waters.