Professional Development Activities SCC Fall 2019- Professional Development September 16-22

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Greetings SCC colleagues!

This week of September 16-22, the focus of training is on hiring/equity, social justice, and the “self-study. 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

From a new book

Building Equity

“Equity in education is an important concern because schools are essential in the maintenance of democracy.”

“The Equity Taxonomy”

by Dominique Smith, Nancy E. Frey, Ian Pumpian and Douglas E. Fisher

Main Events


Professional Development

The week of September 16-22, 2019

The week of September 23-29, 2019

The week of September 30- October 06, 2019

The week of October 07-13, 2019


Videos of the Week

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Akshita Agarwal · Educator

The Paradox of Value

Imagine you’re on a game show and you can choose between two prizes: a diamond … or a bottle of water. It’s an easy choice – the diamonds are more valuable. But if given the same choice when you were dehydrated in the desert, after wandering for days, would you choose differently? Why? Aren’t diamonds still more valuable? Akshita Agarwal explains the paradox of value. [Directed by Qa’ed Mai, narrated by Julianna Zarzycki].

Articles of the Week

Inside Higher Education

Association of college administrators that deal with campus sexual assaults prompts controversy with a new recommendation not to over-rely on the behavior of traumatized victims to determine the veracity of their claims.


Center for Urban Education

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Trends in Education: Lifelong Learning

Colleges are revamping their offerings and campuses to attract older students and others who require education throughout their lives.

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



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!