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 G

    • Get Involved with your Union
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Bill Miller.
    • Getting Horses to Drink: Three Ways to Promote Student Ownership of Reading Assignments
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      There’s no arguing with Ryan’s (2009) observation that “coming to class prepared and with some background knowledge transforms students from passive to active learners” (para. 3). But how to get our students to this state of “transformation readiness” is an age-old issue challenging most instructors throughout their careers. I’m sure the struggle also extends to my own students, who are aspiring or practicing language-teaching professionals juggling multiple personal, academic, and professional demands. Research shows that reasons for not completing reading assignments also include factors such as reading comprehension, low student self-confidence, and lack of interest in the topic (e.g., Lei, Bartlett, Gorney, & Herschbach, 2010).
    • Getting Ready for Accreditation: What do I need to know about accessibility?
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      What do I need to know about accessibility?: An Intro to Section 508 with expert Gaeir (rhymes with “fire”) Dietrich from the High Tech Center Training Unit. This will be a fun overview of what you need to know to ensure your courses are accessible and accreditation ready. Everyone is welcome to attend either session.
    • Going Through the Motions? The 2015 Survey of Faculty Workplace Engagement
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Employee engagement: it’s an important metric that can gauge how loyal and intrinsically interested people are in their work. So how engaged are faculty members, and how do they compare to other kinds of workers?
    • Goldilocks and the ‘Just Right’ Strategy for Helping Students Acquire New Content
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      When Goldilocks visits the three bears’ house, she tastes the porridge they left out in the kitchen; papa’s porridge is too hot, mama’s is too cold, but baby bear’s porridge is “just right” for her. Believe or not, this notion of “just right” is meaningful to college professors as they prepare content for their classes.
    • Good Night, Sleep Tight (Flex Thursday)
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. According to a recent Gallup poll, 40% of Americans report getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night. No big deal, right? Wrong! Research reveals that the consequence of sleep loss can range from impairing our daily functioning to adversely affecting health (and even influencing our longevity). Join us to learn many facts related to the importance of sleep and why we should get more of it. Learn some simple tips that can help improve your sleep habits.
    • Google Apps - Fall 2014 Flex - CANCELED
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Discover a better way of learning. Free Web-based email, calendar & documents for collaborative study anytime, anywhere. THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED.
    • Google Apps for Education - Spring 2015
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Find out what you can and can’t do with Google Apps for education. Free to bring your own device or use a computer in the classroom.
    • Google Apps for Education - Spring 2016 Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Norman Lorenz. Don’t be the last person carrying a USB thumb drive! In this workshop you will see how Google Drive & Docs can be used to save you time, increase efficiency, and back up your data. You will also learn a few tricks for student engagement and collaboration.
    • Google Apps: Learning about the use of SCC’s Drive, Calendar and Sites
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 28, 2014. Come and learning about SCC’s Google Apps. Orientation to accessing it for student use, while providing use of google’s version of a word suite, the use of docs, the value of building digital portfolios, and much more will be provided.
    • Grading with Grace
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      It was just a passing comment in a student’s email reply to me concerning some questions I had raised on her most recent paper. She answered my inquiries and then basically thanked me for “grading with such grace.” This is not a word that I have ever associated with my grading. Tough–yes; thorough–you bet, but grace? Doesn’t that imply my being too easy? Had I given more credit than the student deserved?
    • Grief in the Workplace *CANCELED* (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED. January 15, 2015. We will crack open the seldom discussed but powerful emotion of grief. Loss is guaranteed to show up in our lives by virtue of being human. Let’s talk about it!
    • Grounded by FAA Rules
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Colleges with air traffic control programs lose students as result of changes in hiring preferences. Is federal agency ignoring need for higher education for those in a role that is essential to safety?
    • Guest Lecturer Dr. Lisa Shender - Bio 342 - Leishmaniasis and Chagas' Disease
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Dr. Lisa Shender is a post-doc veterinarian working at the UC Davis Veterinary School as part of the “One Health” program. On March 3, she will come to our Bio 342 New Plagues class (1:00pm-2:20pm at the West Sac Center room 214) to give a talk on 2 infectious diseases she has/is researching, Leishmaniasis and Chagas’ Disease.