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.

To access forms and documents not related to Professional Development please visit the SCC Forms & Documents Database.

 

  • Items starting with S

    • Safe Space Training
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Gayle Pitman & Melissa Hansen. Safe Space is an “LGBTQIA 101” training for faculty, staff, managers and students. You’ll learn how to establish safe, welcoming spaces for LGBTQIA students and staff. You’ll also learn about LGBTQIA culture and the issues our students face. This workshop meets the training requirements for AB 620. (And if you’re not sure what all of the initials stand for, come to the training and learn!)
    • Safe Space: Serving students who are LGBT - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Derrick Wydick and Tom Cappelletti. Join us for a Safe Space training that helps establish SCC as an LGBT-friendly campus. New information will be included on state/federal laws, guidelines and ideas related to working with a diverse group of LGBT students and allies.
    • Safety in the Learning Environment - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Annette Barfield. Safety in the Learning Environment. What are threatening behaviors? What are disruptive behaviors?How to assess to assess these behaviors? What is the campus CIT committee?
    • Safety in the Work Environment
      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      November 6, 2014. As many of you know there is “new” negotiated contract language pertaining to Article 21 “Work Environment Safety”. In this workshop we will discuss this new language and how it relates to faculty. Please Join Captain Valerie Cox (LRCCD) and Annette Barfield (LRCFT) for an overview of this topic.
    • Safety in the Work Environment: Threat Assessment (Spring 2015)
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Safety in the Work Environment: Threat Assessment, April 24, 2015.
    • Salaries of Hourly Workers in Higher Education Rise by 2%
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The median base salaries of hourly, or nonexempt, staff members on college campuses rose by 2 percent in 2014, according to the results of an annual survey released on Monday by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.
    • SARS ALERT Training on the Student Early Assistance Referral System
      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Sacramento City College is committed to student success and retention. Early Assistance is a tool that allows us to identify students who are having academic difficulties and connect them with services to help them be successful. An overview of how SARS Alert works will help faculty and staff with the appropriate referral for students for their ultimate success.
    • SARS Alert- A Student Early Assistance Referral System
      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Sacramento City College is committed to student success and retention. This workshop is an orientation to the Early Assistance system. It is a tool that allows us to identify students who are having academic difficulties and connect them with services to help them be successful. Once you understand the system and need user assistance or have any technical questions or need additional technical assistance with the Early Assistance System, please contact Computer Services at (916) 558-2222. However, for assistance completing the referral form, please contact the Dean of Counseling at (916) 558-2289 User guide can be found here: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/sarsalert\Early_Alert-Early_Assistance_Guide.pdf
    • Save the Last Word for Me: Encouraging Students to Engage with Complex Reading and Each Other
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Online discussions are often implemented in college classes to allow students to express their understanding and perceptions about the assigned readings. This can be challenging when the reading is particularly complex, as students are typically reluctant to share their interpretations because they are not confident in their understanding. This can inhibit meaningful interactions with peers within an online discussion.
    • SCC Coordinator Semester Check-In
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      As a coordinator and/or committee member, you are invited to contribute to sustaining a college-wide dialogue over types of professional development as it reaches to our various counter tops of service. This opportunity allows the SRC to plan college wide. Inclusivity across the campus builds collaboration.
    • SCC Educational Master Plan Update
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Debra Crumpton, Ginni May, and Mary Turner. Join the Academic Senate President, Department Chairs Council Chair, and Vice President of Instruction for a review of the draft Educational Master Plan. The EMP has been significantly revised and now includes planning information from each of the instructional divisions and departments as well as the Centers. This is your opportunity to review the document and provide input.
    • SCC Jeopardy - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Adrian Chevraux-FitzHugh and members of the PRIE Committee. Impress all of your colleagues with your college knowledge and maybe you can also be the winner who walks away with a new car… or gift certificate for coffee… or whatever the budget allows. We hope to see you there for a crash course before the accreditation visit and for some stimulating fun.
    • SCC Jeopardy - Fall 2015 Semester
      08/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      September 24, 2015. Impress all of your colleagues with your college knowledge and maybe you can also be the winner who walks away with a new car… or gift certificate for coffee… or whatever the budget allows. We hope to see you there for a crash course before the accreditation visit and for some stimulating fun.
    • SCC Learning Skills & Tutoring Center - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Loretta Richard & Sanda Valcu. This workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the services provided by the Learning Skills & Tutoring Center, including the process for recruiting & hiring peer tutors and peer Beacon tutors.
    • SCC Scholars Program (Part I) - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Angie Lambert, Holly Piscopo, Deb Luff, and Debbie Van Sickle. An informative presentation aimed at the entire school population. The SCC Scholars programs is designed to combine efforts in instruction, student services, and supplemental instruction in basic skills level courses.
    • SCC Scholars Program (Part II) - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Angie Lambert, Holly Piscopo, Deb Luff, and Debbie Van Sickle. The second hour will be a working/planning session for the teams but all are welcome to attend.
    • SCC Scholars Program (Part III) - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Angie Lambert, Holly Piscopo, Deb Luff, and Debbie Van Sickle. The third hour is for our traditional Math Instructor and their Student Instructional Assistants (SIAs).
    • SCC Web Style Guide - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2014. Presented by Don Button. The new SCC Website/Digital Content Style Guide has been designed to clearly communicate and explain the various aspects of the college's brand and ensure that all elements are used consistently and effectively to promote the college and its mission.
    • SCC's 2014-15 Student Success and Support Program Plan (SSSP) and Budget
      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      This workshop is designed to share the college’s SSSP Plan and Budget with the college community. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback for the college’s plan. This information is due to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office on October 17, 2014.
    • Scenario-Based Learning in the Online Classroom
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Scenario-based learning can be an effective way for students to apply what they have learned to realistic situations. There are many different ways to design scenarios for online delivery, from text-based case studies to interactive, immersive simulations. Regardless of the resources that you have available, there are effective ways to put students in scenarios that contribute to their learning.
    • Screencasting: Lecture is always better 2nd (or 3rd) time around
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 28, 2014. Workshop will provide participants with an overview of existing screencasting apps for the iPad and Android tablets. Presenter will share best practices for producing your own screencasts. Legal and practical tips will also be shared. Come learn how incredibly easy it is to produce your own screencasts!
    • Searching the Library: Tips & Tricks
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Jeff Karlsen. Library collections, and the tools we use to find them, have been changing in the past few years. Out with the Library Catalog, and in with OneSearch; ebooks encroaching; and links to SCC-owned content popping up in sites like Google Scholar and PubMed. How do you make the most of this abundance? Whether you’re new to SCC or just looking for some new tricks, this workshop is for you.
    • Self Defense Demonstration
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The Los Rios Police Department presents Self Defense Demonstrations by Beda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Please join us for an informational session and to learn more about the RAD (rape, aggression, defense) training that we offer.
    • Self-Directed Learning: Antecedents and Outcomes
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Most faculty now recognize the importance of students being able to direct their own learning. It’s what positions them for a lifetime of learning. And most faculty also recognize that many of our students are more dependent than self-directed. They want the teacher to make most, if not all, of the learning decisions for them. “What do you want in this assignment?” “How long should it be?” “Do I need to have references?” “What do I need to know for the test?” “How many homework problems should I do?” All these are questions self-directed learners ask and answer for themselves.
    • Setting Students Up for Success
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      There’s an assumption that students arrive at college with some idea of how to study. They have, after all, completed four years of high school prior to their arrival, earning a seat in a college classroom. But college is different. And we all know what happens when we assume.
    • Sex+City: A Week of Sex-Positive Fun & Education
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      A week of sex-positive activities at SCC.
    • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Two (2) live Sexual Harassment Prevention trainings will be held at Sacramento City College. This is a one (1) hour training. The training is good for two years. If you receive this training in 2015, your next Sexual Harassment Prevention training will need to be updated in 2017.
    • Show Me The Money: Helping Students Win Scholarship Awards
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Patti Redmond. Sacramento City College awards over $100,000.00 annually to students through scholarship awards. The criteria varies according to GPA, major, citizenship, financial need, cultural background, community service, and much more. We can help students learn about this “free money”, navigate the process and write stronger applications. We can also write stronger recommendations for them. Join Patti as she helps you help students win awards that will help support their academic goals.
    • Six Myths About a Teaching Persona
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      What myths about constructing a teaching persona merit review? Teachers regularly exchange general advice about how to establish an identity in the classroom. Like most myths, these contain kernels of truth, but we believe their conclusions require a critical look.…
    • SLO Assessment System - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Jarom Burbano, Ginni May, and Maria Regalado. A new online SLO Assessment system has been created to make it easier for faculty to maintain course level SLO assessment data and for SLO reporters to have access to this information to do ProLo assessment. Additionally, this system will be used for GELOs, ISLOs, SSALOs, and SSGLO assessment.
    • SLO Fall Flex Workshops
      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      The aim of the workshop is to provide ongoing support for SLO assessment efforts, questions, and concerns of faculty and staff across the college community. Important roles for this group include facilitating communication on ProLos, GeLos, and SLOs at all levels while helping to integrate SLO efforts across divisions. 12:00 to 1:00 PM on 9/10, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, and 12/10.
    • Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class
      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      4 quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content.
    • Small Changes in Teaching: The Last 5 Minutes of Class
      03/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Don’t waste them trying to cram in eight more points or call out as many reminders as possible
    • Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      3 simple ways you can set up the day’s learning before the metaphorical bell rings
    • Small-Scale Mining, Clarifying Property Rights, & Political Conflict in the Central African Republic
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 6, 2014. Mr. Armel Nganzi Kopialo, director of Property Rights & Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) Project (USAID), Central African Republic.
    • So You Want to Write a Children's Book? - Fall 2015 Flex
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Gayle Pitman. Come to a workshop and get some tips on the craft of writing children's books, and learn about the nuts and bolts of the publication process. This will be an interactive session, with time for Q&A at the end.
    • Sociology Department Flex
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Nicholas Miller. Sociology faculty will meet to discuss department initiatives.
    • Sociology Department Meeting (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. We will be discussing pedagogy focusing on student success as well as effective online teaching strategies. This is open to Sociology department members, inclusive of adjunct and full time.
    • Socrates Demystified for Curriculum Developers, Program Reviewers, and Department Chairs
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Dyan Pease, Brett Thomas, Renee Medina, Patti Harris-Jenkins, and Laurie Perry. Is your department completing a program review next fall? Are you a new or not-so-new department chair responsible for overseeing curriculum changes in your department? Are you planning to create a new course, update, or revise a course or program but you are not sure where to start? Come to this open lab, hands-on workshop, and get one-on-one guidance from our campus Socrates experts. Besides helping you figure out Socrates, we can also help your department develop a plan for completing the daunting task of reviewing every course and program outline in your department!
    • SSSP Plan and SEqP Plan: Yes You Want to Know More
      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      This workshop will provide background on the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) and Student Equity Program (SEqP), including the funding guidelines, challenges, opportunities, and an update on the status of implementation here at Sacramento City College.
    • SSSP Plan and SEqP Plan: Yes You Want to Know More! - Summer 2015
      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Summer
      May 15 and June 9, 2015. Presented by Aiden Ely, this workshop will provide background on the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) and Student Equity Program (SEqP), including the funding guidelines, challenges, opportunities, and an update on the status of implementation here at Sacramento City College.
    • SSSP Update: Implementation of Systems for the First Time in College Students
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 10, 2014: 12-1pm. Come learn about some of the new interventions for at-risk students we’ve piloted (probation workshops, dismissal workshops, an invigorated approach to early alert). This workshop is for all personnel.
    • State Spending on Higher Education Shows 'Sizable' Increase
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      The buds of a recovery in state and local support for higher education that appeared in 2013 blossomed even more in the 2014 fiscal year, a new report shows. But the effects of the Great Recession still linger, according to the State Higher Education Executive Officers association.
    • Step Away from the Lectern
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      A quote from my June 3 blog post appeared in the October 18 issue of the New York Times. I was thrilled until I read the beautifully written op-ed piece. It proposes more lecture and less active learning. My quote was used to illustrate the perspective of those of us who favor active learning.
    • Strategies for Addressing Student Fear in the Classroom
      06/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Upon setting foot in the classroom at the beginning of the semester, many students experience varying degrees of anxiety or fearfulness. As educators, we often sense nervousness among our pupils as we introduce ourselves and hand out copies of the course syllabus to review. Most students settle in shortly, but some may remain consistently fearful. Is it possible that their high levels of fear negatively affect their ability to learn in the classroom from week to week?
    • Strategies to improve student retention, success
      09/2015
      Articles and Publications
      We spend so much of our time recruiting students that it’s easy to lose sight of what’s most important — ensuring that our students finish what they start.
    • Stress Management - Turning a Weakness into a Strength - Summer 2014
      06/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Tuesday, June 24, 2014. 10am-11am. SCC Nurse Jeff Christian will guide participants as they learn how to manage stress in the workplace, turning a potential weakness into an awesome strength.
    • Stress Management, Office Yoga, and Henna Art
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Tasneem Sah & Eduardo Rea. The workshop will provide stress management techniques, team building exercises, stretches for at your desk and in your office, and an opportunity to get adorned with henna art as part of a team building exercise.
    • STRS Retirement Workshop
      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Please join us for our semi-annual STRS Retirement Workshop to be held at the District Office Board Room. This workshop will contain presentations on the Los Rios Retiree Medical Program, STRS Retirement and Social Security.* There will also be time available for questions. To register for this workshop,please e-mail Kris Kurk in the Employee Benefits Department at kurkk@losrios.edu.
    • Student Discipline and Safety at SCC Flow Chart
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Student Discipline and Safety at SCC Flow Chart___FINAL_.pdf
    • Student Equity and Student Success and Support 2015-16 Plans Workshop
      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      September 10 & 11, 2015. Presented by Debra Luff and Aiden Ely, this workshop is an opportunity for the campus community to receive current information about the status of SCC’s 2015-16 Student Equity and SSSP plans.
    • Student Grievances
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Annette Barfield.
    • Student Learning: Engagement and Participation (Flex Thursday)
      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. In a round-table forum, a discussion will focus on two articles and how faculty and staff might collaborate to offer professional development to each other regarding these subject matters: A) Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation. B) Is It Time to Rethink How We Grade Participation? C) Attendance & Participation Rubric Article links and digital handouts are available on the Professional Development data base. These will be presented during the workshop. The Los Rios Google Apps system will be used. After the discussion, participants are certainly invited to download any and/or all the documents for your own use and feedback to the participants as contributions to this project will grow.
    • Student Success 360 - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Norman Lorenz. This event will be a group discussion, similar to the spring 2014 Student Success Charette activity, in which three or more facilitators will lead a discussion about improving student success at SCC.
    • Student Success Charette Discussion - Summer 2014
      06/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      This event is a follow up to the Spring 2014 Student Success Charette/discussion activity held during convocation. The first attached link provides information regarding the Spring 2014 Student Success Charette. The second attached link provides the online calendar entry for this event.
    • Study Abroad 2015-2016 Information Session
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Learn about studying in Florence, Italy in Spring 2016. Join us to learn about destination options, eligibility, financial aid, courses, and more.
    • Study Abroad Barcelona Information Session
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      This meeting will focus on our program to Barcelona, Spain in Fall 2015. I will also have information on our programs to London and Florence this summer, and Florence again for Spring 2016.
    • Study Abroad Information Sessions: 2015-2016
      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Learn about studying in Florence, Italy in Spring. Join us to learn about destination options, eligibility, financial aid, courses, and more!
    • Study Abroad Information Sessions: Fall 2014 Paris
      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      On behalf of the International Studies Program, come and learn about the opportunity to study in Paris during Fall 2014 Semester.
    • Summer 2014 Professional Development Program Satisfaction Survey Results
      09/2014
      Surveys and Survey Results
      Results from the Summer 2014 Professional Development Program Satisfaction Survey.
    • Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Online Students
      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Every higher ed administrator knows that mental health services are becoming increasingly important on-campus. Fewer know that they are also important for students who study primarily or entirely online. This is the contention of Bonny Barr of Creighton University.
    • Supporting Underprepared Students: How to Overcome the Remediation Challenge (Live Webinar)
      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      In this session, the presenter will describe the academic and co-curricular program components that led to outcomes for program participants that consistently exceed those of their peers – including those who require no developmental education upon entering college. In doing so, webinar participants will be offered the opportunity to reflect on what their institutions are currently doing to address the challenges associated with remediation
    • Sustainability Summit
      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Staff from all four campuses who are interested in sustainability planning will be meeting at the start of the semester.
    • Sutter Health Plus and Western Health Advantage Informational Workshop
      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Now that you’ve been covered by Sutter Health Plus (SHP) or Western Health Advantage (WHA) for a few months, you may have lingering or new questions you’d like to have answered. Well, here’s your chance! On Monday, March 9th, we are hosting 1-hour information sessions for all current SHP and WHA participants. Representatives from both SHP and WHA will be presenting. Come to one of these workshops to learn about their networks including sites that are similar to Kaiser’s “one-stop shopping” model, how to navigate these new systems, referrals, etc., and have your questions answered.