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 O

    • Office Fitness and Workplace Exercise – October Workshops
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 14 & 16, 2014. Presented by Brody Choy. Take 30 minutes from your workday to learn some fun, simple, and quick stretches and exercises that can be done alone or with coworkers, either at your desk or elsewhere on campus and just about anywhere.
    • Office Fitness and Workplace Exercises - Summer 2014
      06/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Thursday, June 12, 2014. 10:00am-10:30am and 10:30am-11:00am. Presented by Brody Choy in City Cafe #2.
    • Office Hours Alternative Resonates with Students
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Faculty regularly face the problem of getting the students most in need of help to come to the office for help. Not only do a small number of students take advantage of office hours, typically those who show up are not those who most need to be there.
    • Office Hours Redux
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      In the final post of 2014, I shared some comments about blog “conversations,” wondering what else we might do to take our exchanges to the next level. The comments made in response to a post are typically shared across a period of time. If you’re one of the first to comment, do you return later to read what other folks had to say? I’m doubtful that many us of have that sort of time.
    • On the Ground: Nonviolent Popular Resistance in the village of Nabi Saleh, Palestine
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 23, 2014. 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Bassem Tamimi has been arrested by Israeli authorities over a dozen times, at one point spending more than three years in administrative detention without trial. The European Union has described him as a "human rights defender" and Amnesty International designated him a “prisoner of conscience.” He was arrested in October 2012 for urging Palestinians to boycott the “occupation and its products” in a flash-mob demonstration at an Israeli-owned West Bank supermarket. In 1993, he lost consciousness for eight days after an interrogation session. Join us for this rare opportunity to meet grassroots popular resistance leader Bassem Tamimi.
    • One Search to Rule them All: The new look of library research at SCC - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Jeff Karlsen. After 10+ years, the LOIS catalog is fading away. Come to get caught up on how you and your students will be finding books, ebooks and articles using OneSearch, a unified interface providing access to the Library's print, media and online collections.
    • Online Discussion Questions That Work
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Most online faculty know that discussion is one of the biggest advantages of online education. The increased think-time afforded by the asynchronous environment, coupled with the absence of public speaking fears, produces far deeper discussion than is usually found in face-to-face courses.
    • Online Education initiative (OEI) - Fall 2016 Flex
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Kandace Knudson and Kevin Flash.What’s the Online Education Initiative? This session explains how the OEI was designed to help California Community College students complete their educational goals more quickly.
    • Online Student Retention Requires a Collaborative Approach
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The following section provides a sample model in which three areas of student services work together to support online faculty members in identifying at-risk students and using analytics to detect potential risks and address issues so as to avoid attrition.
    • Online Teaching, It Turns Out, Isn’t Impersonal
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      When these courses fail, it’s often for the same reasons that the face-to-face version do.
    • Online Writing Tutoring Using Los Rios Gmail (Tech Wednesday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 14, 2015. The SCC Writing Center offered an online tutoring pilot program to students during the Fall 2014 semester. This program aimed at broadening the tutoring services offered by the Writing Center to better serve distance education students. The purpose of this workshop is to inform SCC faculty and staff about how online writing tutoring works and what students need to do to participate. Presenters will also demonstrate how students can prepare their Los Rios Gmail accounts for online tutoring and use of Google Video Chat and Drive to communicate with Writing Center tutors. The successes and troubleshooting involved with this pilot program will also be discussed.
    • Open Education Resources - Spring 2016
      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Open Educational Resources – Student Use, Outcomes, and more.
    • Open Educational Resources
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Bruce Zenner. The workshop on Open Educational Resources will consist of a panel of SCC faculty from several departments across disciplines, who are using non-traditional text-based learning approaches in their classrooms. In addition, potential grant applications to develop such approaches via AB798 will also be discussed. Panel is open to all faculty.
    • Organization is a Skill, Not a Trait
      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Organization is a Skill, Not a Trait. That means it can be learned.
    • Organized Binders: What Are They and How do I use Them in the Classroom
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Mitch Weathers, the spokesperson for Organized Binder, and Travis Silcox of the English Department will present the use of this low tech classroom tool. The Organized Binder method, as the name says, helps students to organize their classroom material. The Organized Binder approach also helps faculty with more effective delivery; in short, it organizes us, too! Come check it out and see if this simple idea in classroom management would work for your students and your own teaching style. The Organized Binder concept was presented at our last Puente Project training, and it was received very enthusiastically among the teachers there.
    • Orientation to the Davis Center: Who Are Our Students? - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Don Palm. Join us for coffee and conversation and an orientation to the Davis Center. We'll discuss a range of topics including: what do our surveys tell us about the students and their interests and needs? What are the resources available for faculty and students in Davis (at the Center and in the community)? What are myths and realities about teaching in Davis? This is not just an orientation for new faculty--these are topics that will be valuable for all faculty and staff.
    • Our Ongoing Quest to Improve Student Learning: High Standards and Realistic Expectations
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      “Teaching is such a challenge! Just when one thinks improvements are happening, the goal post of perfection moves further away. A bit like getting better headlights on one’s car: now you can see as far as the next corner, but the final destination remains out of sight!” Thanks to Nigel Armstrong, whom I met during a professional development day at Niagara University, for this insight.
    • Out of Trouble, but Criminal Records Keep Men Out of Work
      03/2015
      Articles and Publications
      companies in central New Jersey hiring people to repair copper phone lines. So in January 2013 he trained at a local community college as a heating and air-conditioning specialist. After graduating in December 2013...
    • Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome: Advice for New Faculty
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Last week, an imposter took over my classroom. Come to find out, that imposter was me. On paper it sounded straightforward: teach others the same material I just finished learning myself. I could do that, I told myself confidently. Then on the first day of class I met The Imposter.