Professional Development Activities SCC Fall 2019- Professional Development Week 1 Aug. 26-30

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Thank you to the many of hundreds of people who turned out for PD/Flex week along with Convocation. Please look for the PD/Flex/Convocation Survey to come out later this week. Additionally, for those who were unable to attend and/or were at Davis and West Sacramento, due to the current inability to live stream due to new systems being installed this fall, we will provide the links to the full convocation later in the week.

Quote of the week

Connecting Students to the Right People

“Each of us needs to be the right person.”  -Angie Lambert

Main Events


Professional Development

This week of August 26-30, 2019

– Club Advisor Connection


Bina Venkataran
In a forward-looking talk, author Bina Venkataraman answers a pivotal question of our time: How can we secure our future and do right by future generations? She parses the mistakes we make when imagining the future of our lives, businesses and communities, revealing how we can reclaim our innate foresight. What emerges is a surprising case for hope — and a path to becoming the “good ancestors” we long to be.

Articles of the Week

Faculty Focus

How to Build Inclusive Practices in Education

Inclusive practices are critical to the higher education landscape in order to improve student learning.  Democratic principles are rooted in inclusion, and faculty and staff have a responsibility to provide personal and professional skills so that students fulfill goals…


Acheiving the Dream logo

Leverage Technology to Enhance Student and Employee Experiences – CampusWorks*

This resource is produced by an ATD investor and is noted with an asterisk (*). These investor-produced materials are not endorsed by Achieving the Dream nor do they represent the only solutions to the various challenges they address. As a body of information, these resources are intended to support Achieving the Dream Institutions throughout the process of institutional reform and assist in creating a culture of continuous improvement.


Center for Urban Education

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle Intelligence: Student Success

Educators have always wanted students to do well — and then left that more or less up to them. But in the last dozen years, the onus has shifted onto colleges, as a movement called student success has made greater completion rates, equity, and social mobility institutional responsibilities.

Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request. Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone.

*via Library access to the digital edition


Inside Higher Education

Knowing and articulating your approach to working with others can be an asset on the job market, writes Joseph Stanhope Cialdella.



Cornerstone Learning

Professional Development Online

Build a culture of learning and development with the best LMS for employee learning and development. For more information about professional development using Cornerstone, see the California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.

Here’s a list of the recent information:

Learn about the core concepts that are driving our system
– *NEW* Corequisite Support in California’s Community Colleges
– Pursuing the Vision for Success
– Introduction to Guided Pathways

Collecting Student Voices for Guided Pathways
– Improving Equity in Campus Hiring
– Dual Enrollment

Connect in communities to access resources, ask questions, and share ideas
– Vision for Success & Local Goal Alignment
– Guided Pathways
– Student Centered Funding Formula

To read the full posts, log in using your Vision Resource Center username and password, and click on Browse for Training.


Finally, a welcome to the fall 2019 semester! Have a great week.


Debra Crumpton, Dawna DeMartini, Adam Freas, Jesus Limon Guzman, Norman Lorenz, Coordinators, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Education Leadership, SRCPD

Kimberly McDaniel, Associate Vice President, Equity and Student Services

Tyler Wyckoff, SRCPD, Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!