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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- Participatory Decision-making - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Marybeth Buechner. Come to this workshop to learn more about Participatory Decision-making processes in place at SCC. A copy of the Blue Book will be provided.
- Participatory Decision-making - Summer 201506/2015Flex/PD - SummerJuly 16, 2015. Come to this workshop to learn more about Participatory Decision-making processes in place at SCC. A copy of the Blue Book will be provided.
- Pedagogical Knowledge: Three Worlds Apart06/2015Articles and PublicationsWe know a lot about teaching and learning, but our knowledge is scattered across three separate domains.
- Pedagogy Gets Personal: The Innovating Pedagogy 2015 Report01/2016Articles and PublicationsEmbodied learning, adaptive teaching, and analytics of emotions are three trends highlighted in Innovating Pedagogy 2015. This annual report explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment that are having an impact on education worldwide. For the first time, the report is produced jointly by The Open University and SRI International, the US-based research and development institute.
- Peer Assessment that Improves Performance in Groups11/2015Articles and PublicationsPeer assessment in groups has been shown to effectively address a number of group process issues, but only if the peer assessment has a formative component. Many studies have shown that if peer assessment is used at the end of a group project, group members will punish their dysfunctional members—those who didn’t do work, didn’t turn work in on time, didn’t come to meetings, and didn’t do quality work—but they won’t confront those group members when they commit those dysfunctional behaviors. After-the-fact peer assessment gives the teacher input on who did and didn’t contribute in the group, but it doesn’t change what happened in that group or help students learn how to confront group member problems when they emerge.
- Peer Review in Distance Education: Exploring our Future - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 19, 2015. Presented by Kandace Knudson. In this open discussion between faculty stakeholders, we explore the idea of creating a local peer-review mechanism for assessing the quality of distance education courses.
- Performance Review Workshop01/2016Flex/PD - FallLRCFT AND the Academic Senate are offering a workshop for faculty regarding the Performance Review Process. The primary goal of the faculty performance review is to improve the quality of the educational programs we provide. The workshop/training will provide information on the entire evaluation process and is intended for both the faculty being evaluated and for faculty serving on the evaluation team.
- Performance Review Workshop (Presented by LRCFT & SCC Academic Senate)09/2015Flex/PD - FallLRCFT AND the Academic Senate are offering a workshop for faculty regarding the Performance Review Process. The primary goal of the faculty performance review is to improve the quality of the educational programs we provide. The workshop/training will provide information on the entire evaluation process and is intended for both the faculty being evaluated and for faculty serving on the evaluation team.
- 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.
- 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."
- Plato Software Training07/2015Flex/PD - SummerJuly 15 is an initial 3-hour training for LSTC faculty/staff of Edmentum's Plato software for the LTAT 92 class. It will be held in LR-141 from 8am-11am. August 12 is a 6-hour training that will provide more hands-on training of the Plato software in preparing for the first day of class for LTAT 92. It will be held 8am-3pm in the LSTC lab (LR-144).
- Plunging into Learning11/2015Articles and PublicationsI looked down into the menacing waters as a rogue wave jolted the raft. Trembling, I stepped back, my chattering teeth and throbbing heart in perfect sync. “Let’s go!” It was Miss T, her tone, fierce and impatient. Again, I crept forward, looking out toward the distant boat wondering how in the world I would ever make the 30-yard swim. Suddenly: hands on my shoulders—a push. I was airborne.
- Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles01/2016Articles and PublicationsJust as a "tsunami" of retirements approaches, the president's job is getting scarier. Tighter budgets and pressure to reform are among the challenges new chiefs will confront.
- 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 College's Accreditation Team Visit - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Don Palm. Who are these people and what are they looking for?
- 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 Jeffery's Convocation Address - Fall 201408/2014Articles and PublicationsPlan it. Work it. Finish it. A 360 Approach to Student and College Success.
- Problem-Based Learning: Six Steps to Design, Implement, and Assess01/2016Articles and PublicationsTwenty-first century skills necessitate the implementation of instruction that allows students to apply course content, take ownership of their learning, use technology meaningfully, and collaborate. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is one pedagogical approach that might fit in your teaching toolbox.
- Professional Development Clearinghouse (Webinar)04/2015Flex/PD - SpringApril 29, 2015. The California Community Colleges are in the process of creating a state-of-the-art online professional development clearinghouse—a “one-stop shop” of effective practices, trainings and other resources for faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees.
- 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!
- Promoting Academic Integrity: Are We Doing Enough?06/2015Articles and PublicationsCheating continues to be a pervasive problem in college courses. Institutions have policies designed to prevent it and faculty employ a range of strategies that aim to catch those who do. And still the problem persists.
- Promoting Learning: The Instructor’s Main Mission or a Secondary Duty?11/2015Articles and PublicationsAs instructors, promoting learning is, or at least should be, our primary task. As an online instructor, I must enforce deadlines, respond to requests for accommodations, post announcements, provide guidance and clarity, assess student performance, provide feedback, and post grades. Instructors have a variety of duties inside and outside the classroom to meet the standards required by the university, yet our primary mission should remain ensuring that students are gaining new knowledge.
- Promoting Safety in Community College Districts - Webinar04/2015Flex/PD - SpringPlease take advantage of this FREE webinar, Promoting Safety in Community College Districts, presented by Heather R. Coffman. This webinar is presented via CCC Confer.
- Provide ‘Feedforward’ with Exemplars10/2015Articles and PublicationsThere is growing interest in the pedagogical literature in something called feedforward. It is, as the name implies, the opposite of feedback, which provides input after the fact. Feedforward offers input focused on the future. It lets students know what they should be doing or could be doing differently next time. If it’s a similar assignment, the “do differently” is specific advice on changes that will improve the next assignment. If it’s a different assignment, the “do differently” identifies what’s not the same about the next assignment and what needs to be done in a different way.