Professional Development Resource 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.
    • 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
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Show the Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      One of the strengths of gamification is that it provides visible milestones of the student’s mastery of content in real time (when it is well designed). Too often in an instructional setting, the learner doesn’t know whether or not he or she really understands or can apply the knowledge they are learning. There is often no visible sign of mastery of the content or application of the content.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Some Colleges Try to Catch Students Up Before They’re Behind
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Two-year institutions have started programs at local high schools in an effort to reduce the number of students who come to college unprepared.
    • Spring 2014 SCC Professional Development Needs and Wants Survey Results
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      Follow the link for survey results.
    • 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 and Local Money for Higher Education Increased Slightly in 2013
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      A report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers contains a glimmer of good news for public colleges, as well as a reminder of how much has changed since 2008.
    • State Regulation of Study Abroad?
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Minnesota lawmakers are poised to pass legislation requiring colleges to report on the safety of study abroad programs; bill in New York would mandate disclosure of financial relationships with providers.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Structure and Expectations Can Improve Student Participation in Online Discussions
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Clear expectations, structure, and instructor intervention can go a long way toward getting students highly engaged and highly interactive in online discussions.
    • 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.
    • Student Support (Re)defined - Practitioner Primer (April 2014)
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Student Support (Re)defined - Practitioner Primer (Spring 2014)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Sustaining Open Access
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      A new open-access publishing model in the humanities and social sciences is praised for its audacity, but is it sustainable?