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.
    • Education and Consumerism: Using Students’ Assumptions to Challenge Their Thinking
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Rather than fight this flawed consumer paradigm mentality, I present the consumer model during one of our first class sessions and engage students.
    • 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.
    • Effective and Efficient Methods for SLO's and Preparing for Program Review (CIS Department)
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      CIS Department – Effective and Efficient methods for SLO’s and preparing for Program Review.
    • 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 Classroom Discussion Techniques - Spring 2016 Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      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.
    • Engaging the Silent Majority: Methods of Student Engagement for Silent and Shy Students
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Jesus Limon Guzman. This presentation will offer a collection of in-class and out of class practices to engage students who typically do not participate in class discussions. We will review how social media could be repurposed as an educational tool of engagement and community development, and we will discuss the myth that silence is directly correlated with student disengagement.
    • Ensuring Student Success in Online Courses
      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Students like online classes due to their flexibility and convenience. But not all students do well in these courses; the statistics indicate that online classes have a much higher dropout rate compared to traditional face-to-face classes. The attrition rates in online courses tend to be 10 to 20 percent higher than in face-to-face classes. While there are some personal factors that could influence a student’s decision to drop out, many of the factors are related to institutional and course level support—and these barriers can be addressed with thoughtful planning and implementation. Institutional level factors like technical support, academic support, advising, and availability of resources can support student success in online courses. At the course level, there are many simple strategies and techniques that instructors can use to support students’ success in their online classes.
    • EPT Training
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Brett Thomas. This workshop will train and retrain readers of the written portion of the ESL placement test. The new scoring rubric and upcoming prompt changes will be covered.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity & Equity in Faculty Hiring
      10/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Equal Employment Opportunity & Equity in Faculty Hiring. Los Rios Community College District. Presented by: Nitasha K. Sawhney, Esq.
    • Equity April - Spring 2016
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Equity April is a series of workshops that will allow for an overview of what EQUITY means for our college, the overview and parameters of the equity plan, and the process of submitting your Equity Innovation Concept and Action Plan (EICAP).
    • Equity Charrette: Building SCC Equity Core Teams Across SCC
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Equity Charrette: Building Equity Core Teams Across Sacramento City College
    • Equity Institute (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Day-long summit series to explore how SCC can develop an ethos of equity – an equity mindset- across its instructions programs and services.
    • Equity Leadership Summit - Spring 2016 Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Sacramento City College has a Student Success & Support and Student Equity set of Institutional Plans. Please join our college leadership as we discuss ways to be involved and engaged with the plans and determine ways to integrate them across our college service areas of administration, instruction, and student services by being a part of the SCC Vision Planning Initiative for Student Equity & Success.
    • Equity Representative Training - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      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 Representative Training - Fall 2016 Flex
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      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 - Spring 2016 Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      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 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.
    • ESL Teaching Philosophy
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Debbie Loomis & Gabriella Nuttall. This meeting gives us the opportunity to evaluate what we are teaching, how we are teaching it, and what the ESL program’s teaching philosophy should be in the current environment. Faculty will have the opportunity to share what is working, what is not working, and how to improve our program. Defining our core philosophy as a department will be a major focus. Come ready to share ideas and take a critical look at our program!
    • Establishing a Writing Community in the College Classroom
      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      When I hear the words “writing community,” my mind conjures up an elementary school classroom. I picture the warm, fuzzy second grade teacher wearing a warm, fuzzy sweater, handing out stickers and cookies as the students prepare for an authors’ tea. At this special event, parents will make the appropriate cooing sounds as their small children enthusiastically share their writing within the classroom.
    • 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.
    • ESTEEM Training - Blending All Facets of the Campus for Student Support - Fall 2016 Flex
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Holly Piscopo, Tara Loschiavo, Angie LambertThis 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 - Spring 2016 Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Holly Piscopo, Tara Loschiavo, and Angie Lambert. This session is designed to provide training for those participating in the Essential Support Teams in English, ESL, and Math (ESTEEM) program.
    • 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.
    • Evaluation 101: Assessment and Evaluation to Attain Student Success, Githens- “Completion”, University of the Pacific
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      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 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…
    • Evidence of Evidence-Based Teaching
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Evidence-based teaching seems like the new buzzword in higher education. The phrase appears to mean that we’ve identified and should be using those instructional practices shown empirically to enhance learning. Sounds pretty straightforward, but there are lots of questions that haven’t yet been addressed, such as: How much evidence does there need to be to justify a particular strategy, action, or approach? Is one study enough? What about when the evidence is mixed—in some studies the results of a practice are positive and in others they aren’t? In research conducted in classrooms, instructional strategies aren’t used in isolation; they are done in combination with other things. Does that grouping influence how individual strategies function?
    • Examining the Benefits of Cumulative Tests and Finals
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      With the academic year nearly over and final exams upon us, it’s a good time to consider how we assess student knowledge in our courses.
    • Examining Your Multiple-Choice Questions
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      As class sizes have grown and the demands on teacher time expanded, multiple-choice questions have become the favorite testing tool in higher education.
    • Expanding the Definition of a Flipped Learning Environment
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The term flipped classroom has become a hot topic in higher education. Ideas about and opinions about flipped learning environments vary.
    • 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.
    • Exploring Your Skills
      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Students who have pursued an eight-week career exploration have expanded their collaboration and interpersonal skills in unexpected ways, writes Laura N. Schram.