Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

The SCC Staff Resource Center supports a wide variety of Professional Development (PD) opportunities and resources.

PD Opportunities and Resources

In addition to the many face-to-face workshops offered and supported by the Staff Resource Center, there are also a growing number of online workshops and professional development resources.

The week prior to the start of both fall and spring semesters the Staff Resource Center invites all SCC employees to participate in Professional Development (PD) Week.

PD Week

The objective of Teachers 4 Equity (T4E) is to create an equity-focused teaching and learning community by providing an incubator for faculty to engage in work fostering student equity in the classroom and supporting environment.

The criteria for T4E participation is as follows:

  • demonstrated commitment to student equity
  • willingness to examine practices that create barriers
  • willingness to explore and experiment with nontraditional and innovative practices
  • investment of time, energy, and enthusiasm in the holistic process of building relationships and showing up (an average of 3-4 hours per week for a total of 54 hours per semester)
  • commitment to the scholarship and craft of teaching and learning

Faculty Members will:

  • attend Equity Professional Development Workshops and Teachers 4 Equity Action Meetings
  • engage in deep reading on critical pedagogy, decolonizing the curriculum, Instruction, and culturally responsive praxis
  • develop a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing equity in the classroom, a T4E TOOLKIT to share with future cohorts of Teachers for Equity and others
  • develop and implement innovative classroom practices
  • facilitate teaching and learning opportunities for others in the college and broader community in support of student equity efforts
  • volunteer to facilitate particular T4E discussions and activities
  • continue to participate in T4E future cohorts in a way envisioned by the group

Please contact DeMartD@scc.losrios.edu for more information.

The flexible calendar program (Flex) is a component of the staff development program and the major vehicle for staff development activities. The purpose of the flexible calendar program, Flex Days, is to provide time to participate in staff development activities that are related to “staff, student, and instructional improvement” (title 5, section 55720).

Flex Facts

A “one-stop shop” for information for SCC faculty members, including teaching checklists, tutorials and resource guides.

Faculty How-To

Travel Funding

All SCC employees are eligible to receive up to $500 each fiscal year in Conference, Workshop, & Travel (CWT) funding. Classified professionals who are members of the LRCEA are also eligible to receive up to $1000 in additional funding per fiscal year.

CWT funds are available yet limited. Please read the CWT guidelines (below) then complete and submit all necessary forms (listed under “Application Process” below) to the Staff Resource Center.

CWT Guidelines:

    • Please submit at least four weeks prior to your travel date for in-state travel (or neighboring states) and eight weeks prior for out-of-state travel. See “Submission Process” below for more information.
    • Any employee may apply for funds.
    • All costs will be covered in full, including registration, transportation and meal costs, up to the limit of $500 for staff development funding (for all employees) and an additional $1,000 for LRCEA funding (for LRCEA members and subject to approval by LRCEA subcommittee).
    • No funding will be given for membership fees or incidentals such as parking fees and bridge tolls.
    • Funds are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first funded basis.
    • Funding allocations are subject to LRCCD district travel policy and/or IRS regulations.
    • Funding may also be available from your Division, Perkins, or other college funding sources.
    • Please submit paperwork eight weeks prior to travel date to ensure cash advance or registration pre-payment.

    • Complete and sign all three “official forms” (listed below)
      • This includes signed approval from unit manager or supervisor.
    • Print all “supporting documents” (listed below)
    • Submit all forms and supporting documents to the Staff Resource Center

Official Forms

Supporting Documents

  • Travel (One of the following):
    • Airfare receipt and/or confirmation number
    • Driving directions with number of miles
    • 2019 Mileage Rate Memo is $0.575 (57.5¢) as of January 1, 2020.
    • Mode of public transit receipt and/ or confirmation
    • Or projected loss of travel
  • Workshop/ Conference:
    • Registration confirmation (Receipt, conf. number, screen shot, etc.)
    • Proof of conference relevance (Description of workshop, schedule, conference website, etc.)
  • Lodging:
    • Receipt (with dates)
    • Confirmation number
    • Website page, if needed

Submit your three official forms and supporting documentation to the Staff Resource Center, LRC 106, at least four weeks prior to your travel date for in-state travel (or neighboring states) and eight weeks prior for out-of-state travel. See flow charts (below) for processing flow information.

You must submit a Conference, Workshop and Travel Report to the Staff Resource Center within 30 days after the event. You may be asked to make a campus presentation.

Applicants who have not filed reports for funded activities will receive low- priority for funding for subsequent funding requests.

    • All reservations for conferences, hotels, air travel, etc. are your responsibility.
    • Carpool if possible. District vehicles may be available to qualified drivers. Contact Campus Operations for information.
    • Incomplete applications will not be funded.
    • If you receive funding and need to cancel your participation, please immediately inform the Staff Resource Center.

For more information, email stafres@scc.losrios.edu or call The Staff Resource Center, 916-558-2176.

Activity Support

Need Our Support?

Don’t Need Our Support?

Please inform us as far in advance as possible if you are planning a PD activity to ensure:

  • avoid double-scheduling: minimized concurrent event scheduling (maximizing accessibility/attendance for all SCC events, including your event).
  • flex credit: events that are flex credit eligible receive flex credit and proper records are kept.
  • calendar inclusion: all appropriate events are added to the Faculty & Staff calendar.
  • we can help your attendees: the SRC can answer attendee questions about your event.

Email us at stafres@scc.losrios.edu

Please submit request early in your planning process (at least four weeks prior to event date, if possible), to ensure full SRC support and to ensure minimized concurrent event scheduling (maximizing accessibility/attendance for all SCC events).

The SRC provides logistical support for PD events, including:

Facility support includes (four-week prior notice):

  • Room reservation & set-up
  • Computer access
  • Media Carts
  • PA Systems, microphones
  • Audio/Video (set-up, clicker, web cam/mic)

Materials & Other Support (one-week prior notice):

  • Materials
    • Colored Pencils
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Flip Pad Paper
    • Printed handouts
    • Tape (clear, masking, gaffers)
    • Easels (for flip pads)
    • Other materials upon request (two-week prior notice)
  • Support for guests
    • Parking pass
    • Wi-Fi access

Please submit a PD Proposal / Request Form for assistance with PD event logistics, marketing/communication, and development support!

The SRC provides marketing and communication support for PD events and resources, including:

  • marketing via the SCC Website (Faculty & Staff Calendar, PD Weekly Update Blog, etc.) and working closely with the SCC Public Information Office.
  • setting up and facilitating event registration.
  • serving as an information resource for SCC Employees regarding PD events. 
  • adding PD handouts, videos, and other digital resources to the SCC PD Database for employee access.

Please submit a PD Proposal / Request Form for assistance with PD event logistics, marketing/communication, and development support!

The SRC also provides assistance in designing and development of PD events and resources, including assessment of PD needs, development of content, identification of target audience(s), facilitation (find facilitators and/or facilitate) of events, and assessment of appropriate event format, day/time (in the context of all other PD and college events), materials needed, etc. Please contact us if you would like assistance developing an event or if you have suggestions about PD needs.

Please submit a PD Proposal / Request Form for assistance with PD event logistics, marketing/communication, and development support!