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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- Race on Campus: The Latest01/2016Articles and PublicationsProtest 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 Visible10/2014Flex/PD - FallOctober 30, 2014. 12:00pm - 12:50pm. Classroom Routines in Support of Better Reading.
- Reading Circles Get Students to Do the Reading03/2014Articles and PublicationsIn my course, the required reading is intensive and extensive. Students must read multiple texts that range across disciplines, genres, history, and culture. The goal of this interdisciplinary course is improvement of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Many students arrive in class not having done the reading.
- Ready to Flip: Three Ways to Hold Students Accountable for Pre-Class Work01/2016Articles and PublicationsOne 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 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.
- Redesigning Community Colleges (Live Stream Event)02/2016Flex/PD - SpringThe 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.
- Reduce Online Course Anxiety with a Check-in Quiz03/2017Articles and Publications“Online classes are often intimidating for first-time students,” writes David St Clair. “They wrestle with the gnawing fear that their class has no anchor in the physical world and that there will be no one there to address their fears and concerns.” (p. 129) His solution? A simple, online check-in quiz.
- Reengineering Retention08/2014Articles and PublicationsIndeed, progress was often slowed for want of adequate funding. But with a few years’ attention to improving conditions for living and learning, we suddenly discovered we had another problem to address: We had a larger student body than we had intended because fewer students were leaving.
- 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.
- Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support03/2017Articles and PublicationsCurrent efforts don’t spend enough time dealing with challenges such as students’ financial insecurity, hunger, and homelessness, a new report asserts.
- Remembering vs. Understanding03/2017Articles and PublicationsI don’t teach history, but I’ve always been a bit of a history and trivia buff. So, just for fun, I recently decided I wanted to memorize all the U.S. presidents in order. For the early presidents, I use a mnemonic that I learned in elementary school: “Washington And Jefferson Made Many A Joke” which refers to Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson.
- Resisting Elite Stereotypes05/2016Articles and PublicationsA call to bridge the divide between academic and public discourse.
- 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.
- Retention Strategies Fall 201608/2016Articles and PublicationsRetention Strategies Fall 2016.
- 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.