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.

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  • Items starting with W

    • Want to be happy? Be Grateful
      02/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
    • War on Multiple Fronts
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The University of Maryland University College needs to change to stay alive. But so far the university can only agree on what it doesn't want to change into.
    • Welcome Home: Veterans on Campus Training
      01/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Monday, Feb. 3, 2014: 1 PM - 5 PM. The Welcome Home training is a program for faculty and staff about the specific readjustment and mental health needs of student veterans.
    • West Sac Campus Orientation - Fall 2014 Flex
      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Janet Lake & Gurpreet Bhatia. Orientation will include important information about the new semester and a refresher on using the smart equipment in the classroom.
    • What Components Make Group Work Successful?
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Thomas Tomcho and Rob Foels decided to explore this question by looking at the research on group learning in the field of psychology, as reported in the journal Teaching of Psychology.
    • What I Learned from Nelson Mandela
      02/2014
      Articles and Publications
      "In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us." Boyd Varty, a wildlife activist, shares stories of animals, humans and their interrelatedness, or "ubuntu" -- defined as, "I am, because of you."
    • What Types of Support Do Adjuncts Need?
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      With part-time faculty now the majority of instructors at most higher education institutions, it’s important to provide them with the support they need to succeed. But what kind of support do they find most useful? The answer to this question can help administrators meet adjuncts’ needs and make the best use of limited resources.
    • What We Can Learn from a Bad Day of Teaching
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In this piece, I will reflect on a bad teaching day and what I learned from it. I will encourage you to take a reflective approach to your own teaching for your students’ benefit and for your professional development.
    • What’s an Empowered Student?
      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      That was the question, followed by, “Are they students who want to take over the classroom?” “No,” I replied, “it’s about how students approach learning—motivated, confident, and ready to tackle the task.”
    • What’s the Story on Learning Styles?
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      We have this tendency in higher education to throw babies out with bath water. It derives from dualistic thinking. Either something is right or wrong, it’s in or out, up or down. As mature thinkers, we disavow these dichotomous perspectives, but then find their simplicity hard to resist. They make complicated things easy.
    • What’s Your Learning Philosophy?
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Neil Haave, who teaches on the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, was struck by how few insights the seniors preparing ePortfolios had about themselves as learners and came to the conclusion that they should start writing about how they learn long before the end of their academic careers.
    • When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      A study’s findings about the paths transfer students took, and how many credits came with them, may help policy makers close gaps in the process.
    • Who Gets to Graduate
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Looking at the graduation gap.
    • Who Gets to Graduate?
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      The image of herself as a college student appealed to Vanessa Brewer but it was more than that; it was a chance to rewrite the ending to a family story that went off track 18 years earlier, when Vanessa’s mother became pregnant with Vanessa.
    • Why Campuses Can’t Talk About Alcohol When It Comes to Sexual Assault
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      ...while statistics show that alcohol and sex can be a dangerous combination—at least half of students involved in alleged sexual assaults were drinking—campus officials are reluctant to put the two in the same sentence.
    • Why Demand Originality from Students in Online Discussion Forums?
      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In the online college environment, discussion forums are designed to simulate a professor and his or her students engaged in a traditional classroom discussion. The point is to keep the discussion moving, keep students engaged in the topic for the week, and facilitate learning.
    • Wordpress Network - Updated Training Videos
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      For the new SCC website content editors— The WordPress Training Video page has been re-organized into categories to make it easier to find the videos you are looking for.
    • Work 1 Hour, Walk 5 Minutes
      09/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Sitting for eight or more hours a day can be deadly.
    • Working With Students With Disabilities
      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      Join Dr. Gwyneth Tracy, Coordinator of Disability Services & Programs for Students as she addresses a variety of issues to consider when working with students with disabilities.
    • Write about Teaching & Learning for 9 Weeks Straight
      02/2014
      Articles and Publications
      A couple of the more traditional examples of professional development might include reading a book, sitting in a room full of educators discussing a particular topic, or traveling to a conference. Certainly, those are all ways we can learn to improve our craft.
    • Writing Environments
      05/2014
      Articles and Publications
      When we write, we need periodically to rethink where, how and with whom we do so, suggests Nate Kreuter.