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.

 

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    • 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- 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 Early Alert System
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. SCC's Early Alert system, using SARS Alert has been implemented to provide a way to connect with a student who needs additional support. Please attend and learn how the system works and about the assistance that is available once issues have been identified.
    • SCC Help Site Tour
      02/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. WordPress Help Video
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Selecting the Right Mutual Funds for Your Retirement
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. This workshop is designed to assist you in selecting the appropriate mutual funds for your retirement accounts. Key topics include investment pyramid, asset allocation, fund classification, and fund selection criteria. Learn how to make your investment choices work (make money) 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.
    • Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Multiple-Choice Questions
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The goal of any well-constructed test is to test students’ expertise on a topic and not their test-taking skills. We need to eliminate as many flaws in our questions as we can to “provide a level playing field for testwise and not-so-testwise students. The probability of answering a question correctly should relate to an examinee’s expertise on the topic and should not relate to their expertise on test-taking strategies.” (NMBE, 2001, p 19)
    • 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.
    • Short-Term Certificates Boom, but Study Finds They Don’t Help Students Get Jobs
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Community-college leaders question the researchers' findings. They say the programs succeed in training workers in skills that local employers need.
    • Six Excellent Books for TA's
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      ...at the end of the day, I have found much more inspiration, food for thought, and practical advice in the titles listed here than in your typical “survival kit” about college teaching.
    • Six Principles for Measuring and Communicating the Value of Your Faculty Development Center
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      This is an era of rapid transformation and heightened opportunities for Faculty Development Centers (FDCs). There is a growing realization that faculty development can be a crucial component in addressing some of the most significant challenges facing higher education, including technology’s impact on teaching, reliance on part-time and distance faculty, and student success.
    • Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      You have chosen to teach in higher education because you are a subject-matter specialist with a tremendous knowledge of your discipline. As you enter or continue your career, there is another field of knowledge you need to know: teaching and learning.
    • Six Tips for Preparing Your Online Course
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Careful preparation is essential to the success of an online course “to provide a positive experience for the students and to be able to maximize your time with students so that you’re not spending time on reworking things that weren’t clear up front,” says Ann Millacci, associate professor of education at the University of Cincinnati.
    • 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-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 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.
    • 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.
    • Standardized Tests for the Job Market
      11/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Interest in workplace-readiness tests grows, and some big U.S.-based companies make all applicants in India take an assessment from Aspiring Minds, an Indian firm.
    • 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.
    • 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 for Managing Online Discussions
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In small online courses, instructors have the luxury of participating in frequent personal interactions with students in online discussions. But doing this with more than 15 students can be difficult. Fortunately, there are ways to maintain instructor presence and participation in online discussions without becoming overwhelmed.
    • Strategies for Preventing Student Resistance
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      When teachers try something different in the classroom and students resist, the teacher may back down. Often, this is due to fear of what will happen to their student evaluations and contract renewals. I have been told by many instructors that they once tried active learning but the students hated it, so they went back to what was tried and true.
    • Strategies to Help Transform Your Online Courses
      02/2015
      Articles and Publications
      “Online teaching can be a bit of a juggling act,” says Oliver Dreon, PhD, associate professor in the School of Education at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Instructors must be able to handle student concerns, subject material, and delivery modality to create an interesting, engaging course.
    • 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.
    • 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 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.
    • Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      How should one deal with the issues that arise when members of a group are not picking up their share of the responsibilities during a group work project?
    • Students Who Return to College Lag in Degree Completion, Study Finds
      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      This new study on the completion rates of students who have re-enrolled in college found that only 33.7 percent of such students completed their degrees, compared with 54.1 percent of first-time students.
    • Students With Aspergers
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM.
    • Students' Long Paths to Completion Carry Major Financial Consequences
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Colleges should scale back their requirements in order to get more students to the finish line, says a new report. But skeptics say that could harm some students.
    • Students’ Long Paths to Completion Carry Major Financial Consequences
      12/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Colleges should scale back their requirements in order to get more students to the finish line, says a new report. But skeptics say that could harm some students.
    • 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: 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 International Students Online
      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      According to a recent report by the Institute of International Education, there were more than 764,400 international students enrolled in U.S. universities and colleges in 2011/2012. This was a 7 percent increase from the previous school year.
    • 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
    • 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.