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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- Making Them Pay02/2015Articles and PublicationsCommunity college students should be able to afford to take two courses every spring, summer and fall semester, a new policy paper from New America argues, but a number of barriers -- especially surrounding financial aid -- “impede the flexibility” those students need to earn a degree.
- Managing Difficult Conversations: Advice for Academic Leaders11/2014Articles and PublicationsDifficult conversations are inevitable in any organization. Understanding how they arise and how they play out can help minimize the disruption without avoiding the issue or alienating those involved.
- Managing Medical Emergencies on Campus (Flex Thursday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 15, 2015. 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!
- Managing Personal Finances Workshop - Summer 201408/2014Flex/PD - SummerTuesday, July 8, 2014. Presented by Kim Handy.
- Managing Your Outlook Mailbox *CANCELED* (Tech Wednesday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringTHIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED. January 14, 2015. We will be covering topics including: managing your Microsoft Outlook mailbox, creating templates, backing up personal folders, and different views.
- Maria Regalado and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (SLOAC) Members03/2014Flex/PD - SpringFeb. 20, 2014. Maria Regalado and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (SLOAC) members will be present to discuss and assist with SLO course and program assessment reporting.
- Math Month Festivities04/2014Flex/PD - SpringApril is Math Month and SCC is celebrating! Wednesday, April 9 is a day of fun math-positive events on campus! We have commitments for A geometric hair- braiding demo, Sidewalk chalk spirographing, An interactive display of Fibonacci poetry, A human sundial activity, An activity on how to read Roman numerals, A math tattoo slideshow.
- Maximize In-Class Time by Moving Student Presentations Online10/2014Articles and PublicationsAs a faculty member, I am always challenged with finding pedagogical techniques that allow my students to connect with course content, each other, and myself in new and interesting ways. Student presentations can help achieve this goal, but they require a wealth of time for each student to present and get immediate feedback from peers and the instructor. Some classes are so large that in-class presentations may not be feasible at all. Or, if you are a faculty member who is not on a block schedule, you would have to use several of your 50-minute class sessions to allow each student a chance to present his or her work. What’s more, some students have a difficult time listening to dozens of peer presentations in one sittings and may tune out after the first few presentations.
- McGraw Education SmartBook & Connect Workshop03/2014Flex/PD - SpringMarch 20, 2014. SmartBook is the first and only adaptive reading experience available for the higher education market. SmartBook facilitates the reading process by identifying what content a student knows and doesn’t know.
- Meet the First Winners of the Education Dept.’s ‘First in the World’ Grants10/2014Articles and PublicationsThe department has pledged $75-million to 24 institutions that have pledged to improve college access and student learning.
- Meet the People Who Shaped Higher Education This Year02/2014Articles and PublicationsThese individuals made their mark through the courts, through the power of an idea, through the act of writing an open letter, even in death.
- Membership of American Studies Association Endorses Boycott of Israel02/2014Articles and PublicationsTwo-thirds of the voting members backed the leadership's decision, in a move that shows deep divisions in academe over the tactic.
- Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Book Review and Round Table03/2015Flex/PD - SpringTwo sessions: What are the consequences of thinking that your intelligence or personality is something you can develop and “grow”, as opposed to something that is a “fixed”, deep-seated trait? This book speaks about the comparisons between believing we have a “fixed mind versus a “growth” model. Come and share with your colleagues perceptions that we can draw from Carol Dweck’s book, “Mindset”.
- More Efficient Meetings Lead to More Effective Decisions11/2014Articles and PublicationsThe problem with inefficient meetings is that they can create a self-fulfilling prophecy: people experience a poorly run meeting (or a string of poorly run meetings), which lowers their expectations, and they act in accordance with those lowered expectations. They come late, leave early, or don't show up at all. A loosely structured meeting can also lead to unfocused discussions and uncertainty as to whether the group has arrived at a decision.
- More Than 100 Colleges Made Pledges at the First White House Summit. Here’s How 6 Fared.12/2014Articles and PublicationsAll of the institutions that attended the event had to promise to do something to expand college access for needy students. But it can be a challenge to get those projects...
- Motivating Adult Online Learners03/2015Articles and PublicationsAnd a lot of comments [said, in essence,] ‘I felt my instructor didn’t care’ or ‘I felt my instructor would just log in once every six weeks’ or ‘It would take an entire semester for the instructor to grade an assignment, and [he or she] didn’t really give me any feedback so I could develop my skills.’” Based on this qualitative approach, Litt and her colleagues developed a set of best practices that have improved student motivation, satisfaction, and success.
- Motivating Students: Should Effort Count?08/2014Articles and Publicationshow do we motivate students to put forth the effort—to go beyond the minimum in the first case, and to try, multiples times and in multiple ways, before concluding that effort is always trumped by ability in the second.
- Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online without Losing Student Engagement04/2014Articles and PublicationsThe rapid growth and popularity of online learning is necessitating the creation of online courses that actively engage learners. Research has shown that effective integration of multimedia that is content relevant and pedagogically sound can be a valuable teaching tool for facilitating student learning (Mandernach, 2009).
- Moving from Multitasking to Mindfulness03/2015Articles and Publications“The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will. No one is master of himself if he have it not. An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence. But it is easier to define this ideal than to give practical directions for bringing it about.”
- Moving Pakistan Towards Sustainability: Challenges, Successes, and Visions04/2014Flex/PD - SpringTuesday, April 22, 2014 - Noon-1pm. PAC 124. Presented by Ms. Munazza Naqvi, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, 2013-14, Program Officer, Environment & Climate Change Unit, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Pakistan. In her current position at UNDP, she develops new programs on sustainable transportation and energy efficiency.
- Must Deans Be Silent?05/2014Articles and PublicationsFiring of a dean sets off debate over whether academic leaders must always publicly back the positions of their presidents.