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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    • I Need My Brain
      05/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The exact long-term effects of concussions are still being discovered and debated, but the consensus is that the head injuries can cause lasting damage. While hard data on the number of players leaving athletics due to concussions are difficult to come by, medical and athletics professionals say an increasing number of them are deciding that whatever the long-term risks of concussions are, they’re too costly.
    • I Took a MOOC, and I Think I Liked It
      06/2015
      Surveys and Survey Results
      For the first time since leaving graduate school almost 15 years ago, I enrolled in a class, “Maps and the Geospatial Revolution,” and the first day wasn’t like that of any other class I’ve taken. In lieu of finding a seat, I placed a virtual pin (labeled “participant”) on a digital world map, along with 47,000 of my classmates scattered around the world. I was enrolled in a MOOC.
    • IBA (Interest-Based Approach) Training Fall 2014
      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      The Mission: Using the interest-based communication and decision making process to create an environment in which individuals participate fully, feel respected, and receive recognition for the contributions they make. The Vision: An organization in which it is evident that all individuals are honored contributors to the Los Rios Community College District using open, honest, and reasoned dialogue.
    • Improving Your WordPress Site - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by Jen Schwedler. Have a WordPress website and want to try something new? Need to troubleshoot layout issues? Interested in adding new functionality to your site? Bring your WordPress knowledge and your site and get customized support in taking your WordPress site to the next level.
    • In Academe, the Future Is Part Time
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Reporters at The Chronicle share the trends they see as the growth of the adjunct work force transforms the professoriate.
    • In Budget, Obama’s Unfettered Case for Spreading the Wealth
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      To pay for such initiatives, including free community college and more generous subsidies for child care and tax credits for education…
    • In Case of Emergency
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      This workshop is designed by Health Services to assist in the management of common medical issues experienced in the classroom and on campus. The presentation includes when to call, who to call, and what to do while you are waiting for medical assistance. Health issues to be covered include basic first aid, fainting, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and other common medical conditions. Come join us!
    • In Rules on Campus Sexual Violence, Education Dept. Emphasizes Training
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The new regulations for colleges represent "the most significant change in campus-sexual-assault policy in 20 years," says one expert.
    • In Service Sector, No Rest for the Working
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Employees are literally losing sleep as restaurants, retailers and many other businesses shrink the intervals between shifts and rely on smaller, leaner staffs to shave costs. These scheduling practices can take a toll on employees who have to squeeze commuting, family duties and sleep into fewer hours between shifts. The growing practice of the same workers closing the doors at night and returning to open them in the morning even has its own name: “clopening.”
    • In the Final 'Gainful Employment' Rule, a Key Measure Vanishes
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The rule was expected to hold programs accountable for borrowers’ default rates. But in a win for community colleges, that metric has been dropped.
    • Incorporating Active Learning into the Online Classroom
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Gary Ackerman, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Mount Wachusett Community College, works with faculty to incorporate active learning into their online and face-to-face courses, and while there are differences in these learning environments, active learning can be implemented just as well online as face-to-face.
    • Increasing Student Completion through Accelerated English and Math
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The workshop will include student outcomes data, classroom materials, video, and tools faculty can use to develop accelerated models for their own campus.
    • Information Security Training
      01/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Information Security training is mandatory for all classified and management employees. Temporary classified employees and student workers who access sensitive data should complete the Information Security Training as necessary. Training is also available for faculty coordinators handling sensitive data.
    • Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Workshop
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a collaborative effort to help advance the institutional effectiveness of California Community Colleges. Most importantly, IEPI will enhance the system’s ability to effectively serve students. It is jointly administered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and College of the Canyons. Major components of the initiative include development of the statewide indicators per SB 852 and SB 860, making Technical Assistance Teams (now called Partnership Resource Teams) and implementation grants available to colleges interested in receiving assistance, and providing professional development opportunities.
    • Institutional Effectiveness Reports - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Marybeth Buechner. Come to this workshop to learn what information is available in the SCC Institutional Effectiveness Reports. These reports include the SLO Report, Student Achievement Report, College Goal Indicators Report, Basic Skills Report, etc.
    • Instructional Design Based on Cognitive Theory
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Andy Stanfield, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Florida Institute of Technology, is a proponent of using Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning to improve instructional design.
    • Integrating Critical Thinking Into Your Curriculum (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This will be a hands on workshop designed to provide discussion and activities to broaden the integration of strategies and exercises to engage students in more critical thinking processes. We will discuss teaching methodologies, activities and assessment tools designed to enhance your instruction without taking away from content teaching time. Bring your challenges, ideas, activities and strategies to share with your colleagues.
    • Integrating Pearson's MyMathLab into D2L: An Easy Transition - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 205. Presented by Renee Medina and Daniel Gilbert Valencia. This workshop will walk math faculty through the steps necessary to integrate Pearson's MyMathLab into the D2L environment.
    • Integrative Health Care Without Borders
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Join us as naturopathic physician and medical futurist Dr. Annette D'Armata leads a discussion on naturopathic medicine, global health and the future of medicine.
    • Interacting with Student Veterans
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Meet student veterans and hear what they have to say about the military culture. Learn how to better prepare to meet the needs of Veterans. Hear about the many challenges that soldiers face when they return to the classroom. Become aware of the military culture and values.
    • Internships and Work Experience: How we can help students gain valuable work experience in their related major by working together. - Fall 2014 Flex
      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Learn how the SCC work experience education and Internship Program operates - the services we offer, how to connect students to our program, and the eligibility requirements for students.
    • Interview With Dan Chambliss, an Author of 'How College Works'
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Tying off our recent discussion of the book, one of its authors talks about their “reliable, powerful, available, and cheap” recommendations for improving the college...
    • Interviewing Gay Candidates
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Karen M. Whitney and Jon Derek Croteau offer guideposts for interacting with candidates and finding the best talent for key academic positions.
    • Intro to D2L
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      An introductory workshop for faculty interested in Desire2Learn training.
    • Introducing the new SuccessNavigator assessment
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      ETS is proud to introduce the SuccessNavigator® assessment, designed to help colleges reach at-risk incoming students and improve retention and completion rates.
    • Introduction to Key Concepts in Five Minutes or Less: The ‘Did You Know?’ Microlecture Series
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Microlectures (snippets) are simple multimedia presentations that are 90 seconds to five minutes long. They focus on a specific concept or skill associated with the course’s learning objectives. Microlectures allow students to access instruction on a specific concept or skill they need to practice. - See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/introduction-key-concepts-five-minutes-less-introducing-know-microlecture-series/#sthash.SXmEMNMY.dpuf
    • Introduction to WordPress CMS
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      New to WordPress or just interested in a review? This presentation will introduce you to the WordPress CMS using actual page templates for the new SCC website and explore the concept of multi-site management. You will learn how to create and edit pages, publish blog posts, and add graphics, links, and widgets.
    • Introduction to WordPress Content Management System - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Jen Schwedler. New to WordPress or just interested in a review? This presentation will introduce you to the WordPress CMS using actual page templates for the new SCC website and explore the concept of multi-site management. Preregistration is REQUIRED for this event. Please follow the link to the Calendar for preregistration.
    • Is It Time to Rethink How We Grade Participation?
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      They say they don’t participate because they don’t want to look foolish in front of their peers or they learn better by listening. At this point, she has gathered some rather compelling data that grading isn’t motivating her students to participate more.
    • Is Your Online or Hybrid Course Ready for Accreditation?
      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Is your Online or Hybrid course ready for accreditation? This one-hour workshop will help you with a self-assessment to determine if your online or hybrid course meets the ACCJC standards for distance education.
    • Issues in the Juvenile Justice System
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Dec. 4, 2013. Location: Learning Resource Center, LRC 105. The consequences of zero tolerance programs have pushed many young people from our education system and into the criminal justice system and have adversely impacted the educational achievement and participation of minority students.
    • It’s Not Too Early to Begin Preparing Students for Cumulative Finals
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      There are a couple of reasons why students don’t like comprehensive finals. First, they’re more work. Rather than four weeks’ worth of material to know and understand, there’s a semester or term’s worth of content to deal with. However, the research highlighted in an article in this issue of the newsletter and more like it strongly supports that continued interaction with the content increases the chances that it will be remembered and can be used subsequently.