Professional Development Activities SCC Fall 2019- Professional Development Week 2 September 9-15

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Greetings SCC colleagues!

This week we promote September 13th, further discussion on safety. See the calendar of events below.

If you haven’t done so, please spare a few minutes of your time to participate in the survey, providing us with important information and feedback regarding the PD/Flex/Convocation week programming.

Fall 2019 Professional Development/Flex Survey

Meanwhile, if you have any questions about professional development as it relates to college wide efforts and/or flex, please reply directly to Tyler Wyckoff at and myself at 

Quote of the week

Challenging Behavior Redefined

“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement, and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.”
-Brian Adams

Main Events


Professional Development

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

Phillip Atiba Goff

How we can turn racism into a solvable problem — and improve policing

Phillip works with police departments to help public safety become more equitable and less deadly.

When we define racism as behaviors instead of feelings, we can measure it — and transform it from an impossible problem into a solvable one, says justice scientist Phillip Atiba Goff. In an actionable talk, he shares his work at the Center for Policing Equity, an organization that helps police departments diagnose and track racial gaps in policing in order to eliminate them. Learn more about their data-driven approach — and how you can get involved with the work that still needs to be done. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED’s initiative to inspire and fund global change.)

Articles of the Week

Faculty Focus

Bringing PEACE to the Classroom

One of the most intriguing, and perhaps intimidating, aspects of walking into a class for the first time and introducing yourself is deciding who you will be.  The teaching persona you present to your students on that first day of

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

A study says smooth-talking professors can lull students into thinking they’ve learned more than they actually have — potentially at the expense of active learning.



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, Enrollment and Student Services

Tyler Wyckoff, SRCPD, Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!