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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- Getting Horses to Drink: Three Ways to Promote Student Ownership of Reading Assignments09/2015Articles and PublicationsThere’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?03/2015Flex/PD - SpringWhat 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.
- Getting the Most out of Guest Experts Who Speak to Your Class05/2015Articles and Publicationsnviting guest speakers into your classroom is a classic teaching strategy. Welcoming other voices into the classroom provides students with access to other perspectives, adds variety to the classroom routine, and demonstrates that learning is a collaborative enterprise. At the same time, however, presentations by guest experts are often plagued by a variety of design flaws that hinder their educational effectiveness.
- Giving and Receiving Instructional Advice02/2015Articles and PublicationsThe problem is that really bad advice can be delivered articulately and with great conviction. So when a colleague offers advice or you read an article that tells you what you should do about some instructional issue, here are some criteria you can use to consider the merits of what’s being offered.
- Going Through the Motions? The 2015 Survey of Faculty Workplace Engagement11/2015Articles and PublicationsEmployee 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?
- Good Night, Sleep Tight (Flex Thursday)02/2015Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 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 - CANCELED05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 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 Education10/2014Flex/PD - OnlinePLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. December 3, 2014. Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. 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. Please register. Space is limited to 10 participants.
- Google Apps for Education - Spring 201502/2015Flex/PD - SpringFind 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: Learning about the use of SCC’s Drive, Calendar and Sites03/2014Flex/PD - SpringMarch 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.
- Grief in the Workplace *CANCELED* (Flex Thursday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringTHIS 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!
- Grit and Gratitude Join Reading, Writing and Arithmetic on Report Cards; Students Scored on Attitudes Along with Academics02/2015Articles and PublicationsA bit of a back story to this article's consideration and importance in higher education. Given the institution's attention to the Student Success Score card, the article could offer some insight and shed light to how our college classrooms could adapt, accommodate, and possibly assimilate to teaching and learning in a way that overall achievement in teaching and learning could be accomplished.
- Grounded by FAA Rules09/2015Articles and PublicationsColleges 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?
- Group Work: What Do Students Want from Their Teammates?02/2015Articles and PublicationsProviding students with useful information about how to function effectively when they work in groups stands a good chance of improving what the group produces. It also helps students develop important skills they can use in group activities in college and beyond. Providing the information doesn’t guarantee that students will make use of it, but it’s a better option than not providing it.
- Guest Lecturer Dr. Lisa Shender - Bio 342 - Leishmaniasis and Chagas' Disease03/2015Flex/PD - SpringDr. 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.