Professional Development Activities SCC Fall 2019- Professional Development Week 2 September 2-6

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Greetings SCC Panther colleagues!

As we share the next few weeks of professional development, we also express much thanks and appreciation for your participation in professional development and convocation. As we reflect upon the learning, what are the goals and objectives we set to implement into making the semester successful for ourselves that strengthen student success? In doing so, we are asking for a few minutes of your time to participate in the survey, providing us with important information and feedback regarding the programming.

Fall 2019 Professional Development/Flex Survey

Please submit the survey by Friday, September 6, 2019. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please reply directly to Tyler Wyckoff at and myself at 

Quote of the week

Challenging Behavior Redefined

“…Humans must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
-Margaret Mead

Main Events


Professional Development

This week of September 2-8, 2019

The week of September 9-15, 2019

The week of September 16-22, 2019

The week of September 23-29, 2019

The week of September 30- October 06, 2019


Videos of the Week

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Adam Grant

Are you a giver or a taker?

In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes, the titan behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, is responsible for some 70 hours of television per season, and she loves to work. “When I am hard at work, when I am deep in it, there is no other feeling,” she says. She has a name for this feeling: The hum. The hum is a drug, the hum is music, the hum is God’s whisper in her ear. But what happens when it stops? Is she anything besides the hum? In this moving talk, join Rhimes on a journey through her “year of yes” and find out how she got her hum back.

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Articles of the Week

Faculty Focus

A Memo to Students: College and the Real World

To: My Students

From: Your Teacher

Re:  What’s happening in college—is it real?

I just read about a senior engineering student who was presenting a design project in an upper-division business communications course. In the presentation, he talked about what he would do if he were a “real” engineer. His teacher asked him what it was about what he was doing that wasn’t “real” engineering. He’d designed the project. He was presenting it to a group of his peers. He answered, “It’s school—not real engineering.”


Acheiving the Dream logo

Reframing the Question of Equity: Understanding the Growing Importance of Success for Community Colleges’ Part-Time Students

Center for Urban Education

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Teaching Online Will Make You a Better Teacher in Any Setting

When I first began teaching online courses, I did so with a fair amount of uncertainty and trepidation. Could I replicate in a digital environment what I believed was essential for an in-person course? What I learned, however, was that I didn’t need to replicate my face-to-face pedagogy exactly. I could find different, albeit related, techniques and practices to achieve a similar outcome online.

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

The First Days Back

On the first day of class, nobody is behind yet.

That was always my favorite part of the first week of classes.  Nobody was behind yet. There was nothing significant to grade. Nothing had gone off the rails.  Everybody (or almost everybody) showed up. Students and I were ready to go.



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.


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!