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.
    • Nature Publishing Group Requires Faculty Authors to Waive ‘Moral Rights’
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Faculty authors who contract to write for the publisher of Nature, Scientific American, and many other journals should know that they could be signing away more than just the economic rights to their work, according to the director of the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University...
    • 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.
    • New Data on Transition from High School to College
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The 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 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 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 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 Faculty Survey Finds More Learner-Centered Teaching, Less Lecturing
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      A 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 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 Magna Publications' Website Means Changes to Faculty Focus
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Starting today you will notice a change in how you order products from Faculty Focus. All products, including The Teaching Professor conferences, online seminars, white papers, and 20 Minute Mentors will now reside on the new Magna Publications' website exclusively.
    • New Rules Would Judge Teacher-Prep Programs on Job Placements and Student Learning
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The Obama administration has long accused the programs of doing a "mediocre job." But advocates for teachers and colleges say the rules will punish some programs unfairly.
    • 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.
    • New Survey Documents Pay of Hourly Workers on Campuses
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      It provides rare salary data on some positions, like research and lab assistants, that exist only on college campuses.
    • New Trend: Students Enrolling with no intension of graduating
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      ‘Skill builder’ students are enrolling in college, but not for the degree
    • New York Times, The - Millennial Searchers
      02/2014
      Articles and Publications
      A New York Times article (November 30, 2013), "Millennial Searchers," debunks the myth that "twenty-something’s are the most self-absorbed generation ever." He observes... "Today's young adults born after 1980...are the most educated generation in American history and, like the baby boomers, one of the largest. Yet since 2008, they have been...facing one of the worst job markets in history....
    • New York Times, The - Tests Can Enhance College Learning
      02/2014
      Articles and Publications
      It 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 serve
      02/2014
      Articles 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 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!
    • No Transfer Needed
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Dozens of universities recently touted transfer agreements with community colleges as part of President Obama’s summit on higher education. Drexel University didn’t participate in the event. But it can hang with any private university when it comes to working closely with community colleges.
    • Not a Small World After All
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Overall enrollment in foreign language courses is down for the first time since about 1995, and enrollments in major European languages -- including Spanish -- are way down, according to a new report from the Modern Language Association. Language advocates aren’t sure what’s caused the drop, and say it’s too soon to tell whether it’s a fluke or the beginning of a new trend away from foreign language study. But they’re calling for a renewed effort in helping students see the value in upper-division language classes, which could be helpful to them in their careers.
    • 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.