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 R

    • Race on Campus: The Latest
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Protest forces a board meeting to move; physicists challenge chief justice; a clothing company offers sweatshirts imagining colleges named for black leaders; medical students join protest movement; university bans Confederate flags and swastikas.
    • Reading Apprenticeship Workshop: Making the Invisible Visible
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 30, 2014. 12:00pm - 12:50pm. Classroom Routines in Support of Better Reading.
    • Ready to Flip: Three Ways to Hold Students Accountable for Pre-Class Work
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      One of the most frequent questions faculty ask about the flipped classroom model is: “How do you encourage students to actually do the pre-class work and come to class prepared?”
    • Real-World Problem-Solving in Your World - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 Expectations
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Unrealistic 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 Technology
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Early 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.
    • Redesigning Community Colleges (Live Stream Event)
      02/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The Community College Research Center (CCRC) in Columbia recently published a book on Guided Pathways that addresses the new Student Success and Support Program and Equity funding, as well as the increasing emphasis on Associate Degrees for Transfer. The authors of this groundbreaking book paint a picture of what a community college can accomplish if these initiatives merge into a single, mega-redesign of the college.
    • Regular and Substantive Contact in D2L
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      All 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 Collaboration
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The 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.
    • Resisting Elite Stereotypes
      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      A call to bridge the divide between academic and public discourse.
    • Responding to Free
      08/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Community 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 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 Students
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Admission officers at selective colleges who were given more details about applicants’ high schools look more favorably on needy students, a new study found.