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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- Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide03/2017Articles and PublicationsHow do we make sense of today's political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris Anderson.
- Native Americans in the Public Eye: Depictions of Indians in Museums, Movies, and Cultural Sites.11/2014Flex/PD - FallNovember 20, 2014. Brittani Orona, a current member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe was raised in Sacramento and attended Humboldt State where she majored in American History. She is currently a graduate student at Sacramento State studying Public History. After graduation, she hopes to obtain her PH.D. at UC Davis in the Native American Studies Program. She has worked at the Maidu Museum and Historic Site, the California State Indian Museum, and the California State Office of the Historic Preservation. Currently, Brittani is an assistant at the California State Archives and at UC Davis Special Collections and Archives. Her special interest is in evaluating how Native Americans are represented in museums and cultural sites.
- Navigating the College Website - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 21, 2014. Presented by Elaine Ader. In March, 2014 the college launched its new WordPress based website. Come learn about the features and navigation and learn how you can contribute to the use of the site to disseminate timely and important information to faculty, staff, and students.
- Navigating the Maze of SCC Student Travel Guidelines05/2015Flex/PD - FallPresented by Sandra Camarena and Kim Beyrer. Tips on student selection, trip planning, required documentation, and trip reimbursement will be shared. Come receive pointers on how to make your next local or national student travel experience a memorable one!
- New and Adjunct Faculty Workshop - Fall 2016 Flex05/2016Flex/PD - FallPresented by Norman Lorenz and Tyler Wyckoff. This is an opportunity primarily for those in new and adjunct positions to learn about the newly created Adjunct Website ( Adjunct Faculty ), including information about steps and processes that will make it easier for adjunct faculty to obtain college resources and prepare for class. This workshop will meet in the computer lab to explore resources available to students and help make instructors more aware of how to link students to the many resources that can increase student success. Such items as the professional development activities & resources data base will be demonstrated along with student services based supports to increased student success.
- New Data on Transition from High School to College10/2014Articles and PublicationsThe National Student Clearinghouse on Tuesday released abroad data set on students' transition from high school to college. The nonprofit group's report, which is the second annual installment, tracked 3.5 million students from public and private high schools over four years. It found that students from low-income high schools were more likely to attend community colleges, with almost half of that group's college enrollment being in the two-year sector.
- New Faculty & Mentor Series01/2016Flex/PD - Spring
- New Faculty Orientation09/2014Face-to-Face Event (Non-Flex/PD)This orientation will offer new faculty of SCC with an opportunity to learn what to do in the first month, the evaluation process, participatory governance and college service, student discipline, and much more! Come learn!
- New Faculty Orientation - Fall 201508/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 18, 2015. SCC New Faculty Orientation.
- New Faculty Orientation Features Advice from Students01/2016Articles and PublicationsAs director of our faculty support center, one of my responsibilities is to coordinate an orientation program for new faculty. Years ago we decapitated the “talking head” format of traditional orientation sessions and now try to provide interactive sessions that introduce our new colleagues to both our campus policies and our campus culture. While the transition of most topics to the interactive format has been easy, the session on the course syllabus has remained relatively dry—until this year.
- New Faculty Series01/2016Flex/PD - FallIn collaboration with SCC’s Instruction Office, the Staff Resource Center is providing a fall 3-part series and a spring 4 part series, comprising new faculty with a first year training support series along with their mentors. Among the events for fall, the focus will be on building community and managing the operation between preparation of the classroom and the managerial tasks that balance the work. (See full series attachment below.)For the spring, curriculum and instructional Pedagogy/Andragogy, & Heutagogy methods which can evolve strategies, student learning, and provide an overview of programs that can build and provide awareness of support systems for faculty and students, and cohort learning and construct a cumulative connection with the “Six Success Factors” (Attached below).
- New Faculty Spring Program (Flex Thursday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 15, 2015. SCC’s Instruction Office & the Staff Resource Center have developed a 4-part series during the spring 2015 semester, for new faculty and their mentors. Among the events will be a tour of campus programs to provide an overview of support systems for faculty and students.
- New Faculty Spring Program (Part 4 of 4 - Semester Record Keeping & Wrap Up)02/2015Flex/PD - SpringMeeting 4: Semester record keeping and wrap-up- An opportunity for a round table discussion about “Teaching at Its Best, A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors”, by Linda Nilson where these leadership skills come into practice for ongoing Professional Development (AB 2558) with each groups prezi presentations.
- New Faculty Spring Program - Spring 2016 Flex01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Norman Lorenz. SCC’s Instruction Office & the Staff Resource Center are developing a 4-part series of events during the spring 2016 semester, for new faculty and their mentors. Among the events, pedagogical strategies, student learning, a tour of campus programs that will provide an overview of support systems for faculty and students, and cohort learning.
- New Faculty Spring Series (Part 2 of 4 – Prezi)02/2015Flex/PD - SpringMeeting 2: Prezi demonstration, group meetings with focus on the Student Success & Support Program & Student Equity Plans. Field trip around campus to understand what programs offer to students (organization of a trip around campus to meet with selected program coordinators about what they offer students in supporting teaching and learning with focus on student success. (Faculty only)
- New Faculty Spring Series (Part 3 of 4 - Student Success)02/2015Flex/PD - SpringMeeting 3: “Student Success”, Friday, March 13, 1-3 p.m. This will include a student panel of graduates who have successfully transferred to local institutions, (UC Davis, et.al.), which provide the opportunity to potentially enhance teaching and learning as it connects with instructional strategies and student outcomes. Group work will make up the remaining portion of our day for time to work on April presentations (Faculty & (Mentors, first half).
- New Faculty Survey Finds More Learner-Centered Teaching, Less Lecturing11/2014Articles and PublicationsA survey of undergraduate teaching faculty has identified a shift toward more learner-centered teaching practices and a corresponding move away from lectures and other teacher-centered styles.
- New Library Resources and Services in D2L - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 21, 2014. Presented by Shu Chen and Jeff Karlsen. Come and check out the new library services and resources for you and your students!
- New Student Center Presentation System Orientation & Certification - Fall 2016 Flex05/2016Flex/PD - FallThis workshop is an orientation in the use of the new multimedia presentation system that will be installed in the Student Center for Fall 2016. The new system will allow certified users to reserve the Student Center as usual, but to simply check out a key to use the multimedia system without needing to arrange for event support. The system will have an installed LCD projector and large screen, a place to plug in laptop video and audio, and an installed Bluray/DVD player to allow for movie showings. Users who wish to check out a key from the Facilities Office to use this system must attend one of the orientation/certification sessions prior to their event. The availability of orientations in the Student Center once the semester starts is likely to be very limited, so users who wish to use the new system (particularly for late evening or weekend events) are urged to try to attend one of these sessions.
- New York Times, The - Tests Can Enhance College Learning02/2014Articles and PublicationsIt supports the value of frequent quizzes in helping students to learn the material. To quote “Grading college students on quizzes given at the beginning of every class, rather than on midterms or a final exam, increases both attendance and overall performance, scientists reported Wednesday”.
- New York Times, The - The Changing American Family- It changes the way we teach, learn, and serve02/2014Articles and Publications“American households have never been more diverse, more surprising, more baffling.” In this special issue of Science Times, NATALIE ANGIER takes stock of our changing definition of family.
- Newly Tenured & Newly Hired Faculty Reception09/2014Face-to-Face Event (Non-Flex/PD)You’re invited to attend the reception for newly tenured and newly hired faculty. Come and support your colleagues!
- Noncompletion Success in California03/2016Articles and PublicationsStudents who leave California’s community colleges with just a few credits in career or technical education but no credential still see substantial wage gains or promotions at work, according to new data from the state.
- Note-taking in the 21st Century: Tips for Instructors and Students05/2016Articles and PublicationsToday’s student might perceive the note-taking process as less fundamental to their ultimate success in a course, unaware of its foundational benefits to their learning and unequipped to engage in it effectively. This paper will address the cognitive advantages of note-taking and the struggles many students face, offering strategies for instructors to help students take better notes.
- Nursing and Allied Health Faculty Event - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2014. Presented by Sue Hussey. For all nursing & allied health faculty in the Greater Sacramento area. Come join us to learn and share about inter-professional education, best practices in simulation, use of digital media for teaching, and emerging practice trends for nursing & allied health professions.