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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- Rank and File03/2014Articles and PublicationsAt most community colleges, instructors remain instructors whether they’ve been there for 2 months or 20 years. But North Carolina’s largest two-year institution is breaking the mold, offering instructors the opportunity to apply for promotion to traditional academic ranks and the raises that come with them.
- 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.
- Rating My Professor - For Real04/2014Articles and PublicationsStudents at University of Minnesota might be getting access to official student evaluation data starting this fall, potentially ending dependence on the very popular, unofficial sites that professors deride.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rebel Music: Native America11/2014Flex/PD - OnlineMeet 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 Weeks10/2014Articles and PublicationsRecently, 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 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.
- Release of College Rankings Next Week09/2014Articles and PublicationsAt 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 Writing11/2014Articles and PublicationsWhen 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 Libraries08/2014Articles and PublicationsReshaping Campus Libraries.
- 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.
- Revisions Proposed to New Accreditation Regulation10/2014Articles and PublicationsAs 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 Conference10/2014Articles and PublicationsAs 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 Bookstores09/2014Articles and PublicationsWhen 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 Experiment12/2014Articles and PublicationsCan active learning techniques and flexible classroom seating improve student outcomes? Research at Ball State University has produced mixed results.