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 H

    • Habits of Mind: Tools for Student Success
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 28, 2014. "How can we encourage our students to use the habits of mind [having a disposition toward intelligent behavior when confronted with problems that have no obvious solution]that lead to effective learning?" and "How can we tell if they are doing this?".
    • Habits of Mind: Tools for Student Success - Fall 2014 Flex
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Leila Stone. "How can we encourage our students to use the habits of mind [having a disposition toward intelligent behavior when confronted with problems that have no obvious solution]that lead to effective learning?" and "How can we tell if they are doing this?".
    • Hands-on Google Apps for Beginners (Tech Wednesday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. This is a small, hands-on workshop for the very beginning-est beginner. Come and join three (3) colleagues and learn how to increase student engagement and collaboration with Google apps. You will learn how to: Get students collaborating on one project from anywhere in the world, Securely get your files from any computer anywhere in the world, Never hear another student say they lost a file and could not turn in the assignment, Do online office hours with 2 clicks.
    • Hands-On Rice Dumpling Workshop & Dim Sum Presentation
      11/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      November 20, 2014. In this workshop series, you’ll hear some stories about dim sums, know its development, and see various kinds of dim sum presentation. A limited number of participants will have hands-on practice on making and cooking and tasting one dish. The first dim sum in this workshop series is steamed sticky rice ball with sweet filling coated with shredded coconut.
    • Help Your Students Get Ready for Online Learning - Fall 2015 Flex Wednesday
      08/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 2015. Presented by Kandace Knudson. In this session, learn how the California Community Colleges’ Online Education Initiative’s Student Readiness modules help students understand and prepare for the rigors of online and hybrid courses.
    • Helping African American Male Students to Succeed
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM.
    • Helping Students Who Are Performing Poorly
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Unfortunately, all too often performance on the first exam predicts performance throughout the course, especially for those students who do poorly on the first test. Faculty and institutions provide an array of supports for these students, including review sessions, time with tutors, more practice problems, and extra office hours, but it always seems it’s the students who are doing well who take advantage of these extra learning opportunities. How to help the students who need the help is a challenging proposition.
    • Helping You Help Us: A Conversation with Current SCC Students About Foster Care and The Pursuit of Higher Education (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This workshop will focus on developing an effective process of communication between SCC faculty, staff, and administrators with SCC students who are current or former foster youth. We will explore ways to identify and understand triggers for youth who have grown up in the foster care system. Attendees will also learn about campus programming that supports current and former foster youth, like Fostering Futures within the EOPS program.
    • Hiring and Equity workshop - Summer 2014
      07/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Thursday, July 10, 2014. Presented by Julia Jolly.
    • Hiring the Best for a Diverse Workforce - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Julia Jolly. California Education Code now requires that all community college employees on hiring committees be trained to serve. Los Rios Equity Officers have participated in a training by Liebert, Cassidy Whitmore to prepare for these training sessions. This interactive program is the "Hiring the Best" training session.
    • Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Forums
      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      SCC is preparing to submit a Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) grant. SCC has met the Department of Education (DOE) program specific eligibility requirements to apply for the Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions grant. The DOE defines an HSI as an institution of higher education that has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. As of Fall 2014 SCC Hispanic student enrollment is 28 percent.
    • How Assignment Design Shapes Student Learning
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The design of assignments, that is, the actions required to complete them, shapes the learning that results. We know this, but do we make the most of what we know when we design and select assignments?
    • How Does Temperament Affect Online Student Success and Retention
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Do certain personality traits increase students’ chances of success in the online learning environment?
    • How Economically Diverse Is Your College? A 'New York Times’ Ranking May Soon Tell
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The newspaper's new project isn't trying to pick the best colleges. It’s more interested in how well they attract underprivileged students.
    • How Lots of Community-College Data Fall Through the Cracks
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Coverage of issues regarding community colleges has included a sprinkling of community-college statistics, some of which may be skewed by leaving out certain institutions that are traditionally thought of as community colleges. For instance, take a 2013 study by the American Institutes for Research on the return on investment for associate degrees. The study included 579 community colleges, but it’s missing a huge group: community colleges that offer four-year degrees.
    • How Obama’s Action on Immigration Will Affect Higher Education
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The president’s decision to extend limited legal status to up to five million immigrants, announced Thursday night, will open college doors to many people.
    • How Professors in St. Louis Are Teaching the Lessons of Ferguson’s Unrest
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Four faculty members see much more than a teachable moment in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man and the violence that followed.
    • How Reviews on ‘Rate My Professors’ Describe Men and Women Differently
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The student-evaluation site Rate My Professors contains a huge stockpile of information about what college students think of their instructors. And thanks to a new tool created by a Northeastern University professor, those millions of reviews can be mined to reveal students’ biases about male and female professors.
    • How Science-Literate Are You?
      05/2015
      Articles and Publications
      How well do you understand science? Jon D. Miller, director of the International Center for the Advancement of Scientific Literacy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, has been asking people in the United States and abroad that question since 1988. Click through the quiz below and see how you compare with American citizens. About 29 percent of American adults scored 70 or above on a 100-point scale, according to results from 2008.
    • How Teaching Can Inform Scholarship
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      While college and university faculty are paid to teach, we are often hired because of our scholarship. We are evaluated in the hiring process by the strength of our publications and conference presentations. Therefore, it makes sense that most of us in academia allow scholarship to drive our teaching. Yet the need to focus on scholarship also results in a common complaint that teaching interferes with our time for research. I believe that if we creatively reconsider the relationship between teaching and scholarship we can improve both.
    • How to Communicate the Value of Your Faculty Development Center
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Consider this hypothetical situation: The vice president of academic affairs has just sent you a cryptic email asking you to define the impact of your faculty development center. Could you do so? What would you say? How would you measure the impact?
    • How to Deal with Incivility in the Online Classroom
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Incivility in the online classroom can take many forms. Angela Stone Schmidt, director of graduate programs in the School of Nursing and associate dean College of Nursing & Health Professions at Arkansas State University—Jonesboro, uses Morrisette’s definition: “interfering with a cooperative learning atmosphere.” So in addition to inappropriate, rude, offensive, or bullying behaviors, Schmidt considers behaviors such as academic dishonesty, over-participation or domination and under-participation to be forms of incivility. In an interview with Online Classroom, she offered the following advice on how to reduce incivility with a proactive stance and how to address it when it does occur.
    • How to Drop a Student Online Workshop
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      This workshop is primarily for new faculty and staff, and anybody interested, needing to learn how to drop students online.
    • How to Evaluate Web Resources
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The future of written communication is surely set not in stone, but in the glowing ether of cyberspace. Yet as long as humans continue to rely on the written word for the exchange of information, wisdom, and insight, effective and compelling writing will demand sources that are credible, authoritative, and accurate.
    • How to Get Your Students to Come to Class Prepared
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Imagine a world where students came to class prepared. Class time would be so much more productive and enjoyable for teachers and students alike. We would have informed class discussions and focus on students applying, analyzing, and evaluating the material under our expert guidance.
    • How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Students love it when teachers provide class notes—the more complete the set, the better. Students want the teacher’s notes online because it’s convenient, they’re readable, well organized, and relieve the student of having to expend much effort during class. A lot of students need the teacher’s notes because they aren’t very good note-takers themselves. They practice stenography rather than note-taking, trying to get down the teacher’s words exactly. That way, even if they don’t understand, they can memorize what the teacher said and find it on the test. But that’s not learning.
    • How to Make Videos and Caption Them (Tech Wednesday)
      01/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. Do you need to make videos for your class? Come to this workshop and get all the info you need to make short, accessible videos and caption them with as little effort as possible.
    • How to Use SOCRATES (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. Learn how to create courses and programs in SOCRATES. This will be a hands-on workshop suitable for both beginners and advanced users. You can work on actual curriculum proposals or just practice with TEMP proposals.
    • Humanities: Still Here
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Survey finds departments and numbers of faculty positions more stable than is widely assumed, and policies on use of digital materials for promotion absent from most institutions.