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 I

    • 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 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 Defense of Teaching
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Mark Twain once remarked that “All generalizations are false, including this one.” It seems that we are in a time—an educational crossroads of sorts—when teaching is overgeneralized to the point where it can be difficult for professionals to have meaningful conversations.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 International Students
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      A theme at this year’s Association of International Education Administrators conference was the need to do a better job of integrating international students on American campuses in order to maximize the potential for global learning. The overarching message: student mobility alone won't cut it.
    • Integrating Technology into the Online Classroom, Part I
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Finding innovative ways to help students break through learning barriers to learning is a common challenge for all educators at any level.
    • Integrating Technology into the Online Classroom, Part II
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In Part I of this article, we wrote about the value in collaborating with peers. Here we conclude the piece by sharing with you the steps we followed in forming our group, while offering advice on how a similar approach could work on your campus.
    • 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.
    • 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 Free Better?
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Making community college free has become a hot idea. Over the last two weeks politicians in Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi have proposed a tuition-free first two years of community college for their states’ high school graduates.
    • 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 Rereading the Material a Good Study Strategy?
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Most students “study” text and other assigned reading materials by rereading them. It’s a huge struggle to get some students to do any reading. For this post, let’s consider those students who've done the reading and are now “studying” it to prepare for an exam.
    • 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 Time for a New Definition of Accreditation
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The impending review and renewal of the Higher Education Act will be a defining moment in the tumultuous relationship between higher-education accreditation and the political forces of government.