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 E

    • EarthWeek 2015
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society are once again hosting EarthWeek at Sacramento City College. We invite you to have a table at this event to promote any environmental research you and your students have done, any environmental organizations you belong to, or any environmental activity you would like to share with students, faculty, staff, and guests.
    • Ed-Tech Entrepreneur Returns, Hoping to Connect Colleges and Start-Ups
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Paul Freedman’s last big venture in higher education did not end well. But apparently he rebounds fast. Less than two years after being ordered by an accreditor to shutter the 2,500-student Ivy Bridge College at Tiffin University and then selling most of what was left of his Altius Education to another company, Mr. Freedman is back on the ed-tech scene with an unusual business approach designed to bridge the gap between what colleges actually need and what Silicon Valley-type companies are creating.
    • Education and Employment for People with Disabilities-forum Thursday noon PAC 104
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 23, 2014. 12:00pm - 1:00pm. In honor of Employment of People with Disabilities month, we are holding our annual fall forum which we call Education and Employment for People with Disabilities. At noon this Thursday we will have a panel of students and former students who will discuss their experiences in internships and getting jobs.
    • edX to Improve Access to MOOCs for People With Disabilities
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday, edX, the nonprofit MOOC provider created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has agreed to make its offerings more accessible to people with disabilities.
    • Effective Classroom Discussion Techniques - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Brian Mom and Dan McCarty. This workshop will offer examples of building classroom discussion to improve student learning outcomes.
    • Effective Ways to Structure Discussion
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The use of online discussion in both blended and fully online courses has made clear that those exchanges are more productive if they are structured, if there’s a protocol that guides the interaction. This kind of structure is more important in the online environment because those discussions are usually asynchronous and minus all the nonverbal cues that facilitate face-to-face exchanges. But I’m wondering if more structure might benefit our in-class discussions as well. Students struggle with academic discourse. They have conversations (or is it chats?) with each other, but not discussions like those we aspire to have in our courses. And although students understand there’s a difference between the two, they don’t always know exactly how they’re supposed to talk about academic content when discussing it with teachers and classmates. Would providing more structure provide that clarity and make the value of discussions more obvious to students?
    • Emergency Preparedness Workshop
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Feb. 28, 2014. Presented Captain Day and Sergeant Lampano, SCC Police.
    • Employee Assistance Program
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Learn how you can get free access to a thirty-minute session with an attorney. • Get help finding daycare. • Dealing with elder care issues • Answer concerns about retirement
    • Ending the Blockade is Gaza and Sexual Harassment in the Millitary
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Colonel Ann Wright speaks about the experiences of women in the military, and her activism for rights for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
    • Equity Representative Training - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Julia Jolly. This workshop is for any participant who wants to serve as an equity representative on hiring committees or who is due for a retraining in equity representation.
    • Equity Summit: Radical Healing in Times of Trauma
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Please join us for the 5th Annual California Equity Summit at UC Davis.
    • Equity Training for the Hiring process (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. Two session: 9:00am - 11:00am and 3:00pm - 5:00pm. This two-hour training workshop prepares equity representatives to serve on hiring committees for all constituency groups. The training additionally serves as a forum for input from the campus community on hiring processes and how they can be improved.
    • Equity Training for the Hiring Process - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Julia Jolly. This two-hour training workshop prepares equity representatives to serve on hiring committees for all constituency groups. The training additionally serves as a forum for input from the campus community on hiring processes and how they can be improved.
    • ESTEEM Program Training (Flex Thursday)
      01/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This session is designed to provide training for those participating in the Essential Support Teams for English, ESL, and Math Program (ESTEEM). Topics covered will be guidelines and information along with time for faculty, classified, and student tutor teams to coordinate schedules and plan for the semester.
    • ESTEEM Training - Blending all Facets of the Campus for Student Support - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Angie Lambert. This training will give ESTEEM participants some time to meet with their teams, contribute to the planned weekly tidbits, and submit questions.
    • Evaluating Discussion Forums for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The discussion forum is an essential part of online courses. It’s where students interact, reflect, exchange ideas, and expand their knowledge base. The quality of the discussion forum depends on the ability to develop a sense of community, the clarity of the discussion questions, and the use of a grading rubric that includes standards of performance.
    • Evaluating ESL Center Materials (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. The ESL Department full-time faculty and adjunct faculty volunteers will evaluate older material in the ESL lab, such as audio cassettes, VHS tapes, textbooks, novels, and hard copy grammar and writing lessons. Obsolete and unneeded material will be removed, and new textbooks and DVDs will be considered for adoption.
    • Evaluating Web Content for Accessibility (Webinar)
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Online
      Learn about the basic considerations for accessible content, and discover tools to help you evaluate the content you bring into your course.
    • Evaluation 101: Assessment and Evaluation to Attain Student Success (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. In working to achieve student learning outcomes and increase graduation and retention rates, the number of moving pieces can be overwhelming. Program evaluation offers a set of tools that can help us measure and assess success on multiple levels. This interactive workshop will provide content and hands-on practice for conducting large or small scale evaluations. We’ll consider how to use data and evidence to assess outcomes of a course, program, service, or technology.
    • Even a Moment of Mentoring Can Matter
      04/2015
      Articles and Publications
      American Historical Association President Vicki Ruiz has a wonderful essay about mentorship in this month’s Perspectives. Her own career as a historian began with an invitation to come to office hours…
    • Experimenting with Competency
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The Education Department will loosen financial-aid rules for 40-plus colleges as they experiment with competency-based education and prior learning assessment.
    • Exploring the Link Between SCC Evidence and Accreditation
      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Presented by Adrian Chevraux-FitzHugh and Sarah Eyanson, defining the term "evidence" and put it into perspective with respect to accreditation.
    • Exploring the Link Between SCC Evidence and Accreditation (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. SCC is gearing up to write the Self-Study for our next accreditation visit. Many of you will hear that we are looking for “evidence” to support our evaluation of our work here at the college. We thought that it might be useful to define that term “evidence” and put it into perspective with respect to accreditation. This flex activity will be facilitated by the PRIE committee.
    • Exploring the Link between SCC Evidence and Accreditation - Fall 2014 Flex
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Adrian Chevraux FitzHugh & Members of PRIE Committee. SCC is gearing up to write the Self-Evaluation for our next accreditation visit. We thought that it might be useful to define that term "evidence" and put it into perspective with respect to accreditation.