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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- Rate My Word Choice02/2015Articles and PublicationsMany professors cringe when they think about the way they are described on Rate My Professors, the popular site used by students to evaluate faculty members. A new tool allows those being rated (or anyone) to see the way students tend to use different words when rating male and female professors -- generally to the disadvantage of the latter.
- Reading Apprenticeship Workshop: Making the Invisible Visible10/2014Flex/PD - FallOctober 30, 2014. 12:00pm - 12:50pm. Classroom Routines in Support of Better Reading.
- Real-World Problem-Solving in Your World - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Karen Tercho, Bryan Krofchok, and Mark Dennis. Engage your students while guiding them into the driver's seat of higher-order thinking. Join faculty from diverse academic departments (Computer Information Science, Psychology, and the Library) as they share easy-to-implement tools and techniques for leading students through the problem-solving process.
- Reality Check: Helping to Manage Student Expectations08/2014Articles and PublicationsUnrealistic expectations present teachers with a conundrum. We want students to believe in themselves. We want them committed to doing well. But we need them to be realistic about what success demands.
- Reconsidering Assumptions About Students and Technology11/2015Articles and PublicationsEarly in the semester, I assigned my first-year students a blog post as a low-stakes “read and respond” writing assignment. Written by psychiatrist Samantha Boardman, the article “Stop This Habit Today!” focused on the habit of beginning and ending our days with technology. As you can probably tell from the title, Dr. Boardman is opposed to this habit, particularly when it interferes with things like sleep and real-world interaction.
- Regular and Substantive Contact in D2L02/2015Flex/PD - SpringAll SCC courses taught partially or fully via distance education must include regular and substantive contact. Come learn how to ensure your D2L courses meet this requirement.
- Rejuvenating Experiences: Tales of an Unlikely Classroom Collaboration11/2015Articles and PublicationsThe end of a long academic year is probably the time when we are most open to the idea of a rejuvenating instructional experience. In a recent workshop, I heard two teachers describe just such an experience. They team-taught an introductory English lit course with content that explored veteran experiences. Before the workshop started, it was clear they were an unlikely team. She was the rather typical English prof, a tad disorganized, fussing with the technology, comfortably relaxed before the group. He was a former Marine, standing off to the side, trying to look relaxed but actually more at attention than at ease.
- Responding to Free08/2015Articles and PublicationsCommunity colleges across Tennessee are starting their academic year with many students who may have never thought they would attend an institution of higher learning, but who are taking advantage of the Tennessee Promise program, which offers them a free two-year college education.
- Reviewing ESL Writing Content and EPT Grading Rubric - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Brett Thomas. This workshop will allow ESL faculty to review the curriculum content of six levels of writing courses and to match that content to the Essay Placement Test grading rubric, as well as adapt the rubric better to the current course content. This process is required for revalidation of the essay test.
- Richer Data on College Applicants Help the Prospects of Low-Income Students11/2015Articles and PublicationsAdmission officers at selective colleges who were given more details about applicants’ high schools look more favorably on needy students, a new study found.
- Room to Experiment12/2014Articles and PublicationsCan active learning techniques and flexible classroom seating improve student outcomes? Research at Ball State University has produced mixed results.