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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- PERS Retirement Workshop09/2014Flex/PD - FallPlease join us for our semi-annual PERS Retirement Workshop to be held at the District Office Board Room. This workshop will contain presentations on the Los Rios Retiree Medical Program, PERS Retirement and Social Security.* There will also be time available for questions. To registerfor this workshop, please forward your supervisor’s e-mail approval to attend to Kris Kurk in the Employee Benefits Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Plagiarism: An Interesting Disconnect between Students’ Thoughts and Actions01/2015Articles and PublicationsAlmost 800 business, engineering, education, and health services students completed a fairly typical plagiarism survey. They were asked how strongly they agreed with a statement defining plagiarism as copying text and inserting it in a paper without citing the source. They were asked how often they engaged in this specific behavior. As in many other survey studies, 75 percent of these students agreed or strongly agreed that copying text without referencing it was plagiarism. Eighty-one percent said that the behavior should result in strong punishment, and 84 percent said that they never or rarely engaged in this practice. None of those results are new or particularly surprising.
- Planning for Next Semester, A Syllabus Review04/2014Flex/PD - Spring"This workshop will be conducted as a round table discussion. Please bring three (3) copies of your current syllabus to trade with other faculty members. We will review syllabi from the perspectives of students, faculty, and administrators to create a document that provides a solid basis for course management."
- Practice and Student Support (Part One)03/2014Flex/PD - OnlinePLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. Supporting Student Success in the Inter-generational Classroom.
- Practice and Student Support (Part Two)03/2014Flex/PD - OnlinePLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. A Study of Returning Women Students: Insights for Classroom.
- Prehistoric Geography: Secrets from the Mud10/2014Flex/PD - FallNovember 17, 2014. Please join the Geography Department in celebrating Geography Awareness Week by welcoming Dr. Wanket as he discusses his research reconstructing the climate and landscapes of the western United States.
- Preparing for the Performance Review Process08/2014Flex/PD - FallPresented by Annette Barfield (SCC Campus LRCFT President) and Ginni May (SCC Campus Academic Senate President), these workshops will present information and guidance pertinent for faculty serving in the capacity as a peer evaluator and faculty undergoing the review process.
- President Emerita Shares Videos on Teaching First-Generation Students05/2014Articles and PublicationsThrough a series of videos describing classroom strategies, Ms. Ross, 72, is helping professors and administrators develop skills that foster degree completion among such students.
- President Jeffery's Convocation Address - Fall 201408/2014Articles and PublicationsPlan it. Work it. Finish it. A 360 Approach to Student and College Success.
- Productivity or Sexism?08/2014Articles and PublicationsIn discussions about the gender gap among tenured professors at research universities, there is little dispute that there are far more men than women with tenure in most disciplines. But why?
- Professional Development Coordination (4/2/14)04/2014Face-to-Face Event (Non-Flex/PD)April 2, 2014. LRC-105. Professional Development Coordination meeting organized by the Staff Resource Center and hosted by Norman Lorenz.
- Professional Development, CCCCO Report Fall 201304/2014Articles and PublicationsRecommendations to Revitalize and Re-envision? Professional Development in the California Community Colleges.
- Promoting a Culture of Financial Literacy (Flex Thursday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 15, 2015. Fostering student success through MONEY MANAGEMENT. We will explore how SCC faculty and staff can promote a culture of financial literacy on our campus. We will explore the ways in which we can offer a comprehensive educational tool for faculty and staff in classrooms and when working with students one-on-one. You will learn more about the California Community College’s Financial Literacy Campaign and how we can expand Financial Literacy on our campus!
- Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning11/2014Articles and PublicationsAs fall courses start to wind down, it's an apt time for reflection. Here are some pithy (I hope) prompts that might motivate students to consider their beliefs about learning. The prompts ask about learning in a larger, more integrated sense, and also challenge students to analyze the effectiveness of their approach to learning. Some of these are course specific, others about collections of courses, and still others encourage a more holistic look at learning.
- Push to Reform Remedial Education Raises Difficult Questions for Colleges04/2014Articles and PublicationsEducators worry that state-mandated efforts to streamline noncredit courses will hurt the students least prepared for college.
- Putting Community Colleges to Work04/2014Articles and PublicationsThe White House talks up $550 million in job training programs aimed at community colleges, including $100 million in new funding for apprenticeships.
- Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease08/2014Articles and PublicationsWhat if we let students drive? Putting students in control may seem a bit frightening. The students will not be nearly as smooth in their driving as we are. We will not be able to reach the brake if things go badly. But learning to drive requires time behind the wheel, and learning course material requires that students become co-creators of knowledge rather than recipients of information.