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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- D2L - What's New - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 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 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 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 “New & Improved”03/2014Flex/PD - SpringMarch 28, 2014. Come and learn about the new and improved features of D2L.
- D2L: What's New in Version 10.3?08/2014Flex/PD - FallWhat’s new with D2L? A FLEX workshop was held on August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.D2L was upgraded to version 10.3 over the summer. The attached slides and handout cover key changes and will be helpful for both students and faculty.Changes covered include: content, discussion board, classlist, dropbox, and minibar.
- Daydreaming or Deep in Thought? Using Formative Assessment to Evaluate Student Participation03/2014Articles and PublicationsMany instructors will argue that student participation in class is important. But what’s the difference between participation and engagement? What does good participation or engagement look like? How can you recognize it? And how can you tell if a student is not engaged?
- Dear Colleague Letter: Title IV03/2014Flex/PD - OnlineTitle IX protects students in connection with “all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of the school, whether those programs take place in a school’s facilities, or elsewhere.” Please Join Us & Learn about Your Responsibility.
- Developing a Framework for a Customized Faculty Development Evaluation Plan05/2014Articles and PublicationsColleges and universities that are spending time, money, or other resources on faculty development need to determine and show what is working—and improve or abandon what isn’t. Hence the need to evaluate faculty development efforts and to determine their impact
- Discipline and Safety04/2014Flex/PD - SpringApril 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.
- Discussion Board Assignments: Alternatives to the Question-and-Answer Format03/2014Articles and Publications“Think of [a discussion forum] as a place to foster interaction between the students through a variety of means rather than just asking them questions, although that’s great too,” says Chris Laney, professor of history and geography at Berkshire Community College.
- Discussion Board Audit—A Metacognitive, Wrap-up Assignment04/2014Articles and PublicationsWhen Hayley Lake, lecturer at Eastern Washington University, had taught the course in the face-to-face environment and saw a lot of room for improvement—despite the diversity of students and the inherent potential for lively discussions, the course lacked engagement and rigor.
- Discussion Made a Difference in Student Learning03/2014Articles and PublicationsThe evidence that students benefit when they talk about course content keeps mounting. In the study highlighted below, students in two sections of an introductory zoology course were learning about the physiological mechanisms of RU-486 and about emergency contraception medication.
- Distance Education - New Course Diagnostic Rubric - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 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.
- Diversifying the Role Course Content Plays09/2014Articles and PublicationsPeter Burkholder’s recently published piece in The History Teacher (highlighted in the October issue of The Teaching Professor) is another reminder of how much we need a different way of thinking about course content.
- Do Americans Expect Too Much From a College Degree?09/2014Articles and PublicationsA new book about the Class of 2009 shows how economic measures that judge institutions can overshadow their missions.
- Do Cumulative Exams Motivate Students?04/2014Articles and PublicationsStudents don’t like cumulative exams—that almost goes without saying. But students don’t always prefer what research shows promotes learning and long-term retention.
- Does Discussion Make a Difference?09/2014Articles and PublicationsDo you think that discussion would make a difference—particularly, would it make a difference in their understanding of the concept?
- Does It Matter How Students Feel about a Course?03/2014Articles and PublicationsThis new work involved a 388-student cohort enrolled in a first-year biology course and explored the relationship between the ways students emotionally experience a course and the approach that they take to learning in the course.
- Drexel University, Lunch & Learn about Post Graduate Programs04/2014Flex/PD - SpringThursday, 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).