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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- Facilitating Group Communication & Meetings01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Michael Severson. In the classroom or in meetings we continually engage in group dynamics. The goal of this workshop is to discuss communication strategies to facilitate more successful group assignments and interactions. We will examine strategies to plan agendas, promote group interaction, allow for free flow of ideas, accomplish goals, achieve effective decisions, confront challenges and manage conflicts. We will discuss leadership strategies and members roles to promote more successful group interactions and promote collaboration in a variety of contexts.
- Faculty Diversity Internship Program 2015-2016 (Deadline 8/7/15)07/2015Articles and PublicationsYou will find the posting on the Los Rios Jobs website under “Adjunct Faculty” as Faculty Diversity Internship Program (FDIP) Pool. We invite those of you who are interested in receiving community college faculty training and participating in an unpaid faculty internship to complete and submit the following online by Friday, August 7, 2015, midnight: Los Rios Faculty Application, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest (one page only), Unofficial copies of college transcripts.
- Faculty Mentoring Faculty: Relationships that Work06/2015Surveys and Survey ResultsMentoring can take many forms. Teachers can mentor students, which is not the same as advising them. Advising is information-oriented. It’s clarification about required courses in a program and recommendations about sequencing them. It’s identification of resources and reminders that help is available. It’s feedback about what could be improved and what shows great promise. But despite being related and often linked, mentoring is something much more than advising. “Mentoring isn’t about answering questions,” longtime teacher and wise colleague Linda Shadiow tells me. “It’s about asking questions—me asking students those questions they are on the cusp of asking themselves.”
- Faculty Salaries Are Up Slightly but Still Recovering From the Recession's Effects06/2015Articles and PublicationsFaculty salaries rose faster than inflation last year but failed to regain all of the ground lost after the most recent recession, according to an annual report on faculty pay released this week by the American Association of University Professors.
- Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results09/2014Surveys and Survey ResultsResults from the Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey.
- Financial Education Project: Financial Literacy Webinar10/2014Flex/PD - OnlinePLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Financial Literacy Webinar.
- First Impressions: Activities for the First Day of Class01/2016Articles and PublicationsThe old expression that you never have a second chance to make a first impression is certainly true in the classroom. Early in my career, I tried several first-day-of-class strategies, ranging from briefly introducing the course and dismissing students early to spending the entire time reviewing policies and procedures, but I began to feel that I was missing an important opportunity.
- First-generation college students are not succeeding in college, and money isn’t the problem01/2016Articles and PublicationsSocial and cultural factors are working against many students who are the first in their family to pursue higher education. Here at Sacramento City College, we know this is not new. However, now with articulated Student Success and Support and Student Equity Plans, we can now begin to address how and what to do about addressing these needs as we goal set to increase student achievement.
- Five New Year’s Resolutions for College Faculty01/2016Articles and PublicationsOne of the perks of an academic career is the year-end break in December. It gives us some predictable downtime (or at least a bit of time within our control) when we can reflect on what went well during the past year and how we can “up our game” in the year ahead. In the spirit of the season, here are five resolutions to consider for the new year that should bring you and your students greater satisfaction with teaching and learning.
- Five Steps to Improving Online Group Work Assignments06/2015Articles and PublicationsThe skills learned by participating in a group project are applicable to nearly any career that a student is currently interested in or will be interested in at a future date. It is rare in today’s global economy that an individual will work independently on a project. Therefore, it is important that opportunities are provided to students to not only learn content, but to apply that content in a practical, near real-world environment.
- Flex Booklet - Fall 201508/2015Articles and PublicationsFall 2015 Flex Booklet
- Flex Your Voice - Spring 2016 Flex01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Daniel Paulson. FLEX YOUR VOICE: Vocal Function Concepts, Ideas, and Exercises for the Teacher. This flex activity is to help teachers look after their voices and to prevent the development of voice problems which may limit their effectiveness as teachers. Attendees will learn how the vocal mechanism works, will experience effective posture, respiration and onset techniques, and will discover how to access efficient vocal production to help minimize the risk of damage and fatigue.
- FLEX YOUR VOICE: Vocal Function Concepts, Ideas, and Exercises for the Teacher - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Daniel Paulson. This flex activity is to help teachers look after their voices and to prevent the development of voice problems which may limit their effectiveness as teachers.
- Flexibility or an End Run?05/2015Articles and PublicationsIn a push to become one university with seven campuses -- instead of seven universities within one state system -- the University of Maine is considering a single, regional accreditation for all of its campuses.
- Flipped Classroom Survey Highlights Benefits and Challenges08/2015Articles and PublicationsPerhaps no other word has been as popular in higher education during the past few years as the term “flipped.” As a result, there is no shortage of ideas and opinions about flipped learning environments.
- Flipping Feedback: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays01/2016Articles and PublicationsLast semester I was faced with a larger-than-usual senior composition class for English majors—which of course also meant a larger-than-usual feedback load. With a new baby at home, I was more than a little concerned about finding the time to…
- Food Security and Hunger Solutions in Myanmar: Challenges, Successes, and Visions03/2014Flex/PD - SpringApril 1, 2014: 12-1pm. PAC 124. Ms. Swe Swe Win, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, 2013-14, holds a Masters Degree in Development Economics. In her current position at WFP, she is responsible for project management, design and implementation of the food security programme to deliver hunger solutions to the rural population.
- Fostering Student Learning through the Use of Debates05/2015Articles and PublicationsOne tactic that helps students feel comfortable enough to speak about controversial topics is through debates that are structured and promote students’ preparedness in defending or opposing a particular stance on a topic.
- Free ‘Clickers’ for All: Using Google Forms to Survey Your Students01/2016Articles and PublicationsAs many educators are, I am interested in exploring methods that provide real-time, formative assessment in the classroom. Being a teacher of such courses as microbiology, microbial genomics, and immunology, which are dense in jargon and abstract concepts, I need to be able to quickly get a snapshot of how well my students are grasping important ideas or concepts. My students also need this information in order to assess their own learning. To this end, I started exploring the use of personal response systems, or “clickers,” as a method for rapid classroom assessment. The overall trend of the SoTL data gathered on this topic indicates that clickers can be used for formative assessment, including in my own field of biology. Awesome!
- From F2F to Online: Getting It Right09/2015Articles and PublicationsSuccessfully transferring a face-to-face course to the online learning environment requires careful preparations that take into account differences between these two modalities.