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.

To access forms and documents not related to Professional Development please visit the SCC Forms & Documents Database.

 

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    • Native Americans in the Public Eye: Depictions of Indians in Museums, Movies, and Cultural Sites.
      11/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      November 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 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 Guidelines
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented 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!
    • NCAA Novices
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The University of Miami this week tapped the dean of public health at Harvard and former minister of health for Mexico as its sixth president. In many ways the choice appears spot-on during a time when Miami is trying to strengthen its medical program and expand its reach in Latin America. Yet when it comes to National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletics -- the arena in which Miami is perhaps best known, and not always favorably -- the 61-year-old Julio Frenk will face a steep learning curve.
    • New and Adjunct Faculty Wrokshop
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented 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 Faculty & Mentor Series
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
    • New Faculty Orientation
      09/2014
      Face-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 2015
      08/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 18, 2015. SCC New Faculty Orientation.
    • New Faculty Orientation Features Advice from Students
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      As 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 Series
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      In 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)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 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)
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Meeting 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 Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented 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)
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Meeting 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)
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Meeting 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 Library Resources and Services in D2L - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 SCC Web Launch Open Forums
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 12, 13, 26, & 27, 2014. These forums included an overview of new features of the website, and will be an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to ask questions, explore, and and make suggestions.
    • Newly Tenured & Newly Hired Faculty Reception
      09/2014
      Face-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 California
      03/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Students 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.
    • Nuanced Analysis of the Humanities
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The last year has seen plenty of concern about the state of the humanities. Once popular English departments worry about their declining numbers of majors. New data show that foreign language enrollments are shrinking. And politicians continue to question the value of the humanities.
    • Nursing and Allied Health Faculty Event - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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.