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

    • Rate My Word Choice
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Many 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 Visible
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 30, 2014. 12:00pm - 12:50pm. Classroom Routines in Support of Better Reading.
    • 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.
    • Rebel Music: Native America
      11/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      Meet Frank Waln, Inez Jasper, Mike Cliff and Nataanii Means - young Native musicians using their art to empower their communities, tell their true stories, and ignite change. Watch the full episode of Rebel Music: Native America here!
    • Red-Faced Over Sex Weeks
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Recently, the debate has played out most fiercely at Tennessee, where a new policy this year requires students to opt into paying a $20 student fee to go toward student activities, including Sex Week.
    • Reengineering Retention
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Indeed, 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 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.
    • Release of College Rankings Next Week
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      At the newspaper’s Schools for Tomorrow conference next week, the Times will reveal its rankings, which will be based on how well colleges and universities attract underprivileged students.
    • Reporting, Reacting, and Reflecting: Guidelines for Journal Writing
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      When I first read the journal entries, I discovered that only about one-third of the students reflected in the deep and critical ways I hoped that they would. I decided I would try to help by differentiating between three forms of journaling, what I call reporting, reacting, and reflecting. Specifically, here's the explanation of each that I shared with our students.
    • Reshaping Campus Libraries
      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Reshaping Campus Libraries.
    • 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.
    • Revisions Proposed to New Accreditation Regulation
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      As reported in the last Weekly, the Chancellor's Office will be proposing amended regulations to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors on accreditation.
    • Revolutionizing Community College Teacher Education Programs, Spring 2014 Conference
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      As community college teacher education programs improve our students' lives through opportunity and excellence, let us also advance the sense of community between programs.
    • Rise of Online Booksellers Brings Complaints From Campus Bookstores
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      When the orange Chegg bus rolls onto a campus, one person is unlikely to be excited about its free swag and energy drinks: the college-bookstore manager.
    • Room to Experiment
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Can active learning techniques and flexible classroom seating improve student outcomes? Research at Ball State University has produced mixed results.