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 F

    • Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results
      09/2014
      Surveys and Survey Results
      Results from the Fall 2014 Flex and Convocation Satisfaction Survey.
    • Federal Court Protects an Adjunct’s Complaints About Working Conditions
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      An appeals panel held that the First Amendment gave an adjunct the right to speak out about alleged mistreatment despite having been asked to praise her institution, a...
    • Feedback Strategies for Online Courses
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In an interview with Online Classroom, Rosemary Cleveland, professor of education, and Kim Kenward, instructional designer at Grand Valley State University, offered advice on how to manage feedback in the online learning environment.
    • Fewer drop out of high school in Sacramento area
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      High school dropout rates fell significantly last year across the Sacramento region, according to figures released Monday by the California Department of Education.
    • Fight the Good Fight
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Leaders share strategies and programs.
    • Financial Education Project: Financial Literacy Webinar
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Financial Literacy Webinar.
    • Finding a Student's Calling
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In a sign of the times, a college cuts its pastoral staff from 2 to 1, to move one of the clergy to the career center to provide a different type of guidance to students.
    • Five Pedagogical Practices to Improve Your Online Course
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In an interview with Online Classroom, Simunich, associate director of online learning at Kent State University, offered techniques to improve an online course.
    • Food Security and Hunger Solutions in Myanmar: Challenges, Successes, and Visions
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      April 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.
    • Forget the Rise in Tuition and Fees, What About Living Expenses?
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The price of room, board, and other basic needs is an "underdiscussed" part of the college-cost equation.
    • Fostering Entrepreneurial Spirit in a City of Immigrants
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Leandro J. Finol will be encouraging students at Miami Dade College to start or expand businesses.
    • Four Crucial Factors in High-Quality Distance Learning Courses
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      “Distance learning is here to stay. Educational institutions should have a vision for what type of distance learning programs they will implement and the standards they will hold to. Institutions will master distance learning, or in some cases, distance learning trends and demands will master the school.”
    • Four Key Questions about Grading
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      There’s an excellent article on grading in a recent issue of Cell Biology Education-Life Sciences Education. It offers a brief history of grading (it hasn’t been around for all that long), and then looks to the literature for answers to four key questions.
    • Four Lessons about Learning Discovered on a Chairlift
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Chemistry professor Steven M. Wright has written a one-page essay about helping his niece, Julia, learn how to downhill ski. It was a short, five minute lecture that ended with a repeat of the main point, “keep your ski tips up when you get on the lift.”
    • Four Reasons Going All Digital Can Improve the Quality of Higher Education
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      For 10 years, I served as writing program administrator at the University of California, Irvine, responsible for facilitating required first-year writing courses and for training new graduate students to teach composition.
    • Four Student Misconceptions about Learning
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Stephen Chew points out what most of us know firsthand, students harbor some fairly serious misconceptions that undermine their efforts to learn. He identifies four of them.
    • From Mbanza Kongo to Hog Hammock: the Gullah Geechee people of the Carolina Lowcountry
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Professor Patton will cover some of the results of the workshop, covering the history of African Americans in the Carolina low country from the colonial period to the present, with a multi-media presentation on the Gullah-Geechee people of the Sea Islands.
    • From Rusty to Robust: Overcoming the Challenges to Effective Faculty Development
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      New tools, skills, approaches, and media have redefined the way we create meaningful learning experiences, and educators who don’t learn and engage in them will see themselves become increasingly irrelevant.