Professional Development News

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 WyckofT@scc.losrios.edu and myself at Norman.lorenz@scc.losrios.edu. 

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

Sep 17
Sep 20
Sep 20

How to Prepare Your Self Study (LRCFT Event)

Fri., Sep. 20 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Sep 20

Celebrate City!

Fri., Sep. 20 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The week of September 23-29, 2019

Sep 25

LRCFT Negotiations Forum (LRCFT Event)

Wed., Sep. 25 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sep 27

Making Pi from Scratch

Fri., Sep. 27 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sep 27

Tenure Review Process (LRCFT Event)

Fri., Sep. 27 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

 


Resources

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.

Cordially,

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!

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 WyckofT@scc.losrios.edu and myself at Norman.lorenz@scc.losrios.edu. 

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

Sep 17
Sep 20
Sep 20

How to Prepare Your Self Study (LRCFT Event)

Fri., Sep. 20 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Sep 20

Celebrate City!

Fri., Sep. 20 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The week of September 23-29, 2019

Sep 25

LRCFT Negotiations Forum (LRCFT Event)

Wed., Sep. 25 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sep 27

Making Pi from Scratch

Fri., Sep. 27 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sep 27

Tenure Review Process (LRCFT Event)

Fri., Sep. 27 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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.

Recommended for: societybusinessprofessional growthcollaborationpersonal growth

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.

 


Resources

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.

Cordially,

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!

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.

 


Resources

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.

Cordially,

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!

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation for summer and fall!

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

August 2019

 


Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation Week!

The week of August 19-23, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019, 8:00-12:00 pm

Sacramento City College Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Fall 2019 CONVOCATION

Performing Arts Center, Friday, August 23, 2019

Continental Breakfast ~ City Cafe ~ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

 

 8:00-8:45 am 

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development and Education Leadership, Opening by Norman Lorenz  

Mandated District Wide Campus Safety Training, Captain John McPeek  

 


8:45-9:30 

Celebrations of Excellence, Patti Leonard


9:30-10

Trustee Pamela Haynes, Los Rios Board of Trustees- Chancellor Introduction

Chancellor Brian King, Chancellor’s Address


Break 10-10:15 


10:15-12:00

“The Environment We Create”,  Introduction by Debra Crumpton

Student Senate President, Kimberly Ramos, Opening

“The Ideal SCC Campus” Student Story

Classified Senate President, Courtnee Mack, Introduction of New Classified professionals and promotions

“The Ideal SCC Campus” Student Story

Academic Senate President, Gayle Pitman, Introduction of New Faculty

“The Ideal SCC Campus” Student Story

Andre Coleman, Senior Leadership Team Chair, Introduction of New Managers

SCC Acting President Albert Garcia, President’s Address


“The Ideal SCC Campus” Student Story & Next steps, Debra Crumpton


12-1 pm Lunch on your own 


1:00-2:00 pm

Division Meeting 

Department/Program Meetings 2:00-4:00 pm

Division meetings may be scheduled to follow the convocation program. Please check with your division, department, or program office for times and location.

We look forward to your attendance and participation.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Education Leadership, SRCPD

Kimberly McDaniel, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Services

Tyler Wyckoff, SRCPD, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Education Leadership

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation for summer and fall!

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

 


May 2019

 


June, 2019

 


August 2019

 

Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation Week!

The week of August 19-23, 2019

Monday-Thursday, August 19-22nd

 


Whatever your plans are over the summer, please do it with joy and relationship!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Education Leadership, SRCPD

Kimberly McDaniel, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Services

Tyler Wyckoff, SRCPD, SRCPD Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s professional development programming, resources, and main/cultural awareness center events.

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- May 13-19
– AFGHAN WOMEN REFUGEES & THE POLITICS OF REFUGEE CARE REGIMES IN SOUTH ASIA
– HIRING THE BEST FOR A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
– EQUITY REPRESENTATIVE TRAINING

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

 


Video of the Week

Big Think
There’s a reason people are “triggered” during voting time.

Articles of the Week

SCIENCE ELITISM

The case for GEDs and community colleges and landing dream jobs—from an astrobiophysicist who did both

It is often said that knowledge is power. This motto could be held no higher than in the world of higher education.

 

The New York Times
Opinion

Math Teachers Should Be More Like Football Coaches

That style of motivation could help in the classroom, too.

 

Interesting Engineering, SCIENCE/PHYSICS

How To Enhance Your Problem-Solving Ability in Physics

Knowing how to solve physics problems is a process that can be learned.

 


Quote of the week

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching

Daily Introspections

Invite a Student for Deeper Conversation

“Deeper conversations with students are very powerful tools to understanding. Consider inviting a student from a different culture from your own to take a campus walk, meet with you in your office, or share a beverage at the student union. Ask the student to help you understand how he learns best and what in your teaching is helpful, not helpful, or even a barrier to learning. Or ask him to describe the process he uses when he most wants or needs to learn something. Ask what is helpful about this process. It might be helpful also to ask how teaching in college is similar to and different from teaching at home by families and other early teachers. Over time, we can gain greater insight from conversations with a variety of students.”

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool

Chávez, Alicia Fedelina. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching (Kindle Location 2945). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

For a full span of events and activities this week, continue scrolling! Have a great week.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, 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!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of May 13, 2019

The week of May 20, 2019

Final Exam Schedule

Fall 2019 Professional Development and Convocation

The Week of August 19-23, coming Friday, May 17th!

 


Community of Care, Student Intervention:

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

As colleagues, getting to the know the students are one of the most valuable measurements to success. The Community of Care provides timely intervention for those experiencing academic or personal difficulties. Any member of the community can make a referral.

We provide strategies and resources on- and off-campus to help students succeed at Sacramento City College.

The program is just another example of how Sacramento City College cares and supports its students. By using a case management model, Care Team members are able to work with students individually to personalize interventions that assist the student in overcoming the barriers preventing their success.

To advocate and make a student referral click on Community of Care.

 


IN THE NEWS:

Center for Urban Education

Feature: How Implicit Bias Creates Racial Inequity

Embedding equity-mindedness and race consciousness in institutional planning

SEPIs (Student Equity Planning Institutes)

  • Community Colleges are required to develop an equity plan based on the newly established “Student Equity and Achievement Program” due on June 30, 2019.
  • Institute will provide practitioners with support, resources, and tools to use the equity planning process as an opportunity to address racial inequity.
  • Explore how the “equity plan” itself and the process of data inquiry, goal setting, activity building, and funding allocation can all work towards mitigating racial equity gaps.

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rolling With a Changing Industry

Amarillo College’s Truck Driving Academy keeps an eye on automation while filling demand for drivers

 

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

 


Faculty Focus

Footnote, Endnote, Thank-you Notes

Thank-you notes make people happy. For as much joy as they give me, I don’t send them enough.

 

A New Twist on End-of-Semester Evaluations

Those who write about teaching persona (the slice of our identities that constitutes the “public teaching self”) encourage us to start by reflecting on the messages we want to send to students.

 

Desirable Difficulties in Convenient Coursework

The phrase “desirable difficulties” was first coined in the nineties by psychologist Robert Bjork to describe learning conditions that introduced inconveniences to yield greater learner retention of material. According to the literature, the more work that is required to learn a concept, the greater the mastery (Sparks, 2011).

 


Inside Higher Education

California Mulls Crackdown on Online Partnerships
Bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals — a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies.

 


Resources

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:

Teaching with Technology

AB 705: Corequisite Support in California’s Community Colleges

Data Coaching for Guided Pathways Development

 

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

 


California Community College Chancellors Office

Drill down for demographics, financial aid, and disadvantaged populations identified as First Generation, Foster Youth, Disabled, and Veterans and more. 

Student Success Metrics Dashboard

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Monique W. Morris

Why Black girls are targeted for punishment at school– and how to change that

Around the world, black girls are being pushed out of schools because of policies that target them for punishment, says author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris. The result: countless girls are forced into unsafe futures with restricted opportunities. How can we put an end to this crisis? In an impassioned talk, Morris uncovers the causes of “pushout” and shows how we can work to turn all schools into spaces where black girls can heal and thrive.

Dan Gilbert

The Surprising science of happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

 

These TED Talks advocate for creating bridges of compassion and understanding.

Newest Talks
Trending
Heard on TED Talk Radio
Creative Inspiration
The roots of Terrorism
Great Stories for your Commute
Black Lives Matter
Celebrate Science
Life Changing Educators
Best Life Advice

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s professional development programming, resources, and main/cultural awareness center events.

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- May 6-12
– SCC Mindfulness Community, Karen Tercho
– SmartTxt Program, sponsored by DSPS, Toni Newman
-Helping Students Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks, sponsored by the Village Hub, Sandra Belmares

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

 


Video of the Week

Tom Cappelletti

#CCCMaker

Sacramento City College: Making a Makerspace

Congratulations to Sacramento City College and students for the dedication it took to “Imagine, Design, & Create”.

Article of the Week

NBC News

Need a college degree to get a job? These companies say skills matter more

A growing movement, including employers and training groups, is focusing on workers’ skills rather than their level of education.

 


Acheiving the Dream logo

Learn how to deploy OER strategically within your college’s faculty development center.

Connect your college’s student success strategy to impactful, sustainable OER project plans. With this integrated approach, you will create an actionable institutional project plan focused on:

  • Assessing Your College’s OER Readiness
  • Using OER to Transform Teaching & Learning
  • Components of a Successful OER Project
  • Designing for Sustainability

For more information, click Register

 


Quote of the week

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching

Daily Introspections

Looking Outward: Learning Culturally About Students

“Knowing students more deeply and culturally as faculty is helpful to understanding students and their learning. It is also helpful for gaining a better sense of how students experience our communications and teaching practices. The following are a variety of introspection techniques to assist with developing a deeper understanding of students and the cultural influences on their behavior, interpretations, and learning.

Observe and Ask

To learn about students’ cultural influences, it can be helpful to both observe them and ask them directly about what you observe. Observe some specific student behavior in classes or as manifested through assignments; then ask individual students how they go about studying, completing assignments, and preparing for and taking tests. Probe gently for explanations about how this is helpful to their learning or where they learned to do things the way they do. In our studies of students that informed the Cultural Frameworks in Teaching and Learning model, we asked students to describe the process they use when they really need or want to learn something. Observing and asking can be especially helpful when applied over time to students from a variety of cultures. The action of observing and inquiring often leads to surprises about what we assume about students. Sometimes we learn that what we thought we knew about students is not the case, but sometimes it is. Usually we learn about the variety of ways students learn.”

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool

Chávez, Alicia Fedelina. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching (Kindle Location 2945). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

For a full span of events and activities this week, continue scrolling! Have a great week.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, 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!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of May 06, 2019

The week of May 13, 2019

The week of May 20, 2019

Final Exam Schedule

Fall 2019 Professional Development and Convocation

The Week of August 19-23, coming soon!

 


Community of Care, Student Intervention:

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

As colleagues, getting to the know the students are one of the most valuable measurements to success. The Community of Care provides timely intervention for those experiencing academic or personal difficulties. Any member of the community can make a referral.

We provide strategies and resources on- and off-campus to help students succeed at Sacramento City College.

The program is just another example of how Sacramento City College cares and supports its students. By using a case management model, Care Team members are able to work with students individually to personalize interventions that assist the student in overcoming the barriers preventing their success.

To advocate and make a student referral click on Community of Care.

 


IN THE NEWS:

Center for Urban Education

Feature: How Implicit Bias Creates Racial Inequity

Embedding equity-mindedness and race consciousness in institutional planning

SEPIs (Student Equity Planning Institutes)

  • Community Colleges are required to develop an equity plan based on the newly established “Student Equity and Achievement Program” due on June 30, 2019.
  • Institute will provide practitioners with support, resources, and tools to use the equity planning process as an opportunity to address racial inequity.
  • Explore how the “equity plan” itself and the process of data inquiry, goal setting, activity building, and funding allocation can all work towards mitigating racial equity gaps.

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Transgender Student Lost His ROTC Scholarship and Made Headlines. But the Defense Department Says Gender Has Nothing to Do With It.

Days after the Pentagon began carrying out its new policy barring transgender people from serving in the military, a transgender student at the University of Texas at Austin lost a scholarship he had received from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

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

 


Faculty Focus

3 Cool Tech Tools to Consider for the Digital Classroom

It is imperative that educators find new ways to incorporate technology to stay current. This can be done by considering tools and applications that will not only enhance a students’ educational experience but also support teaching and learning.

 


Inside Higher Education

Educators from the university and elsewhere consider whether innovation is still possible in liberal arts education.

 


Resources

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.

 


California Community College Chancellors Office

NEW! Drill down for demographics, financial aid and disadvantaged populations identified as First Generation, Foster Youth, Disabled, and Veterans and more. 

Student Success Metrics Dashboard

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Elif Shafak

The Revolutionary power of diverse thought

“From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy,” says novelist Elif Shafak. “From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism.” A native of Turkey, Shafak has experienced firsthand the devastation that a loss of diversity can bring — and she knows the revolutionary power of plurality in response to authoritarianism. In this passionate, personal talk, she reminds us that there are no binaries, in politics, emotions and our identities. “One should never, ever remain silent for fear of complexity,” Shafak says.

These TED Talks advocate for creating bridges of compassion and understanding.

Newest Talks
Trending
Heard on TED Talk Radio
Creative Inspiration
The roots of Terrorism
Great Stories for your Commute
Black Lives Matter
Celebrate Science
Life Changing Educators
Best Life Advice

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s professional development programming, resources, and main/cultural awareness center events.

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- April 2-May 5
– ACCJC Conference
– 4th Annual 3CSN Conference, Literacy at the heart of Institutional Change

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

– “The Hunting Ground” on Monday, April 29th from 12pm to 1:30pm in the Student Center.
“Vibes on the Quad” on Tuesday, April 30th from Noon to 1:00PM on the Quad stage

 

 


Video of the Week

Elizabeth Dunn,

Helping others makes us happier — but it matters how we do it

Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there’s a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact — and boost our own happiness along the way — if we make one key shift in how we help others. “Let’s stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure,” Dunn says.


Article of the Week

Mind Shift

How Your Teacher-Librarian Can Be An Ally When Teaching With Inquiry

Teacher-librarians have the skills and knowledge to help classroom teachers deepen inquiry-based learning projects. You just have to ask. Trevor MacKenzie wrote about his experiences working with teacher-librarians, especially during times when he felt isolated…

 


Quote of the week

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching

Daily Introspections

Developing Our Teaching Through Cultural Introspection

“A major key in using cultural introspection to assist us in teaching more effectively across cultures is to consider how we interpret, judge, and react to students who come from ways of being that are different from or even oppose our own. We might ask ourselves: How do I work effectively with a student who was taught that to stay in the class late rather than to be on time is considered respectful? How do I reflect on my own values, to still honor them yet to also consider and respect other ways of being? How do I then observe how these manifest in my teaching, how that affects students, and how I might expand my repertoire of teaching to encompass both my own values and the values of my students?”

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool

Chávez, Alicia Fedelina. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching (Kindle Location 2824). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

For a full span of events and activities this week, continue scrolling! Have a great week.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, 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!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of April 29, 2019

The week of May 06, 2019

The week of May 13, 2019

The week of May 20, 2019

Final Exam Schedule

 


Community of Care, Student Intervention:

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

As colleagues, getting to the know the students are one of the most valuable measurements to success. The Community of Care provides timely intervention for those experiencing academic or personal difficulties. Any member of the community can make a referral.

We provide strategies and resources on- and off-campus to help students succeed at Sacramento City College.

The program is just another example of how Sacramento City College cares and supports its students. By using a case management model, Care Team members are able to work with students individually to personalize interventions that assist the student in overcoming the barriers preventing their success.

To advocate and make a student referral, Community of Care, click here.

 


IN THE NEWS:

Center for Urban Education

Feature: How Implicit Bias Creates Racial Inequity

Embedding equity-mindedness and race consciousness in institutional planning

SEPIs (Student Equity Planning Institutes)

  • Community Colleges are required to develop an equity plan based on the newly established “Student Equity and Achievement Program” due on June 30, 2019.
  • Institute will provide practitioners with support, resources, and tools to use the equity planning process as an opportunity to address racial inequity.
  • Explore how the “equity plan” itself and the process of data inquiry, goal setting, activity building, and funding allocation can all work towards mitigating racial equity gaps.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Foster Youth Face Extreme Barriers to College. Here’s One Program That’s Helping.

Young people leaving foster care and trying to break out of poverty have the odds stacked against them. They’ve witnessed or experienced traumatic events, and often moved among multiple homes and schools. Every year, some 20,000 of the nation’s nearly 450,000 foster kids age out of the system, encountering an abrupt end to support at a time when many of their peers are enrolled in college.

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

 


Faculty Focus

Mindfulness in the Classroom

After reading and hearing about the physical and mental benefits of meditation, I decided to take up the practice several years ago. This led to some discussions with colleagues at work, which eventually morphed into the idea of using mindfulness in the classroom. Mindfulness is a way to pause and reflect on the here and now. To be fully present in what is happening in the present, without worry about the future or past. The idea is that teaching this philosophy and using activities and practices in the classroom should allow students to release tension and anxiety so they can focus on the material in the classroom. Rather than coming to my biology class lamenting over the test they just took in another class, worrying about the homework, or making a check-list of “to dos”, the student can release that tension become present with my biology course.

 


Resources

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.

 


California Community College Chancellors Office

NEW! Drill down for demographics, financial aid and disadvantaged populations identified as First Generation, Foster Youth, Disabled, and Veterans and more. 

Student Success Metrics Dashboard

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Leah Georges

How Generational stereotypes hold us back at work

The Silent Generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, Gen Z — we’re all in the workforce together. How are our assumptions about each other holding us back from working and communicating better? Social psychologist Leah Georges shows how we’re more similar than different and offers helpful tactics for navigating the multigenerational workplace.

These TED Talks advocate for creating bridges of compassion and understanding.

Newest Talks
Trending
Heard on TED Talk Radio
Creative Inspiration
The roots of Terrorism
Great Stories for your Commute
Black Lives Matter
Celebrate Science
Life Changing Educators
Best Life Advice

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s professional development programming, resources, and main/cultural awareness center events.

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- April 22-28
– Mindfulness
– Buy Union Products, Support Union Jobs
– Cultivating Practitioner Purpose
– Infusing Growth Mindset
– Building an Undocumented Support System
– Addressing the Undocumented Stress Cycle
– State Chancellor Oakley Spring Tour Listening Town Hall

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

 


Video of the Week

Sharon Salzberg

Become a more mindful person with this guided meditation plan

  • World-renowned meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg uses guided meditation to bring you to a calmer, more purposeful place.
  • This meditation will help you manage your emotions and gain access to your creative intelligence.
  • Subscribe to Big Think Edge and become a more mindful person, healthy and productive person.

Words matter. They change our interior world.

PETE HOLMES

Pete Holmes is a comedian, writer, cartoonist, “Christ-leaning spiritual seeker”, and podcast host. His wildly popular podcast, You Made It Weird, is a comedic exploration of the meaning of life with guests ranging from Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert to Seth Rogen and Garry Shandling.


Article of the Week

The Sacramento Bee

California’s education challenge: Preparing students for jobs in a rapidly-changing world

The good news is that California public schools are preparing our children for well-paying and meaningful careers. The bad news is that students are too frequently being taught the necessary skills for 20th century jobs rather than those they’ll need to succeed in the information age. The Sacramento Bee’s California Influencers warn that economic and technological transformations require new approaches on getting young people ready for the new demands of a dramatically different workplace than their parents – or even their older brothers and sisters – entered.

New York Times

The inaugural class of third and fourth graders at the school has posted extraordinary results on its first set of test scores.

Perhaps with consistency and continuity across their education, the achievement gap will be less at the point of higher education participation. This could mean if we practice the same style, we too can participate in strengthening the graduation rates through strong relationship!

 


Quote of the week

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching

Daily Introspections

Observe our student connections

“I noticed after purposefully observing myself for a while that I was much more comfortable and warm with certain students, so I watched even more carefully, paying attention to what made me comfortable with them. Then over the next few class periods, I purposefully made myself approach students I hadn’t spent time with, and it was remarkable. These students I thought were not interested suddenly sat up and began to participate. I feel badly that all these years my assumptions and actions may have been causing students to disengage . . . or at least not to engage. Even a smile, or making eye contact, or walking closer to a student when I am speaking seems to engage them. I do it all the time now, moving around and working hard to speak individually with each student as early as possible in a course. The more a student is quiet or reclusive, the more I am likely now to seek them out. I believe these are often the students who need me most.—Swedish Lithuanian business professor Those with whom we connect can be signposts of culture as well as personalities, identities other than culture, or similarities in educational journeys. By observing which students we seem to be reaching or connecting with as well as those we are not, we can get a sense of our own cultural values and the people with whom we feel comfortable. Then we can purposefully reach out to specific students in new ways.”

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool

Chávez, Alicia Fedelina. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching (Kindle Location 2779). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

For a full span of events and activities this week, continue scrolling! Have a great week.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Education Leadership, SRCPD

Kimberly McDaniel, Associate Vice President, Student Services

Tyler Wyckoff, SRCPD, Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of April 22, 2019

The week of April 29, 2019

The week of May 06, 2019

The week of May 13, 2019

The week of May 20, 2019

Final Exam Schedule

 


Community of Care, Student Intervention:

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

As colleagues, getting to the know the students are one of the most valuable measurements to success. The Community of Care provides timely intervention for those experiencing academic or personal difficulties. Any member of the community can make a referral.

We provide strategies and resources on- and off-campus to help students succeed at Sacramento City College.

The program is just another example of how Sacramento City College cares and supports its students. By using a case management model, Care Team members are able to work with students individually to personalize interventions that assist the student in overcoming the barriers preventing their success.

To advocate and make a student referral, Community of Care, click here.

 


IN THE NEWS:

Center for Urban Education

Feature: How Implicit Bias Creates Racial Inequity

Embedding equity-mindedness and race consciousness in institutional planning

SEPIs (Student Equity Planning Institutes)

  • Community Colleges are required to develop an equity plan based on the newly established “Student Equity and Achievement Program” due on June 30, 2019.
  • Institute will provide practitioners with support, resources, and tools to use the equity planning process as an opportunity to address racial inequity.
  • Explore how the “equity plan” itself and the process of data inquiry, goal setting, activity building, and funding allocation can all work towards mitigating racial equity gaps.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Aspen Prize Is Awarded to 2 Florida Colleges for Student Accessibility and Success

The annual prize once described by Barack Obama as “basically the Oscars for great community colleges” was awarded on Tuesday to two Florida institutions: Indian River State College and Miami Dade College.

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

 


Faculty Focus

Connecting the Disconnect Between Class Time and Course Readings

“What do the readings have to do with class?” “Why do we even have to do the readings?”

After spending more than a decade supporting college faculty in teaching, I have heard students utter these statements numerous times. I often observe classes and conduct mid-course focus groups with students. It continues to surprise me that students regularly question how the readings connect to class. Certainly, instructors would not be assigning readings that had nothing to do with the course! Given how much we worry about students not doing the readings, why would we assign unrelated readings? Yet, frequently, in courses in different disciplines, I’ve heard this type of feedback from students, “We don’t understand the readings, they have nothing to do with what we talk about in class.”

 


Resources

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.

 


California Community College Chancellors Office

NEW! Drill down for demographics, financial aid and disadvantaged populations identified as First Generation, Foster Youth, Disabled, and Veterans and more. 

Student Success Metrics Dashboard

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Denise Lee

How Hip-Hop helps us understand science

In the early 1990s, a scandal rocked evolutionary biology: scientists discovered that songbirds — once thought to be strictly monogamous — engaged in what’s politely called “extra-pair copulation.” In this unforgettable biology lesson on animal infidelity, TED Fellow Danielle N. Lee shows how she uses hip-hop to teach science, leading the crowd in an updated version of Naughty by Nature’s hit “O.P.P.”

These TED Talks advocate for creating bridges of compassion and understanding.

Newest Talks
Trending
Heard on TED Talk Radio
Creative Inspiration
The roots of Terrorism
Great Stories for your Commute
Black Lives Matter
Celebrate Science
Life Changing Educators
Best Life Advice

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s professional development programming, resources, and main/cultural awareness center events.

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- April 8-21
– Mindfulness
– Salary Advancement
– Addressing the Undocumented Stress Cycle
– OER Institute- BUS/CIS Division

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- April 22-28

SPRING BREAK 2019
The Classified Retreat, Wednesday, April 17th

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

 


Video of the Week

Kimberly Noble, Ph.D.,

How does income affect childhood brain development?

Neuroscientist and pediatrician Kimberly Noble is leading the Baby’s First Years study: the first-ever randomized study of how family income changes children’s cognitive, emotional and brain development. She and a team of economists and policy experts are working together to find out: Can we help kids in poverty simply by giving families more money? “The brain is not destiny,” Noble says. “And if a child’s brain can be changed, then anything is possible.”


Article of the Week

Psychology Today, Outgroup psychology and the roots of social conflict.

The Psychology of “Othering”

So here is a brief activity. Conjure up two general groups of people:

  • Readers of Psychology Today
  • Truck drivers

Note that, of course, these are not discrete categories—there are probably many truck drivers who read Psychology Today. For this activity, though, think about your broad, overall take on these two groups (without focusing too much on the overlap).

Now think about this question: Of these two groups, which do you think includes more within-group variability on physical, psychological, demographic, and cultural dimensions. In other words, in which group is there more variability among people within that group: (a) Psychology Today readers or (b) truck drivers.

 


Call for Proposals

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SUBMISSION FORM FOR FALL 2019, DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019

The SCC Equity Framework emphasizes capacity building related to President Gutierrez’s “Transformational Access, Completion, and Post College Success Formula” where the message is to access in, through, and out of SCC. As the college focuses on training and development while strengthening and demonstrating student success and support, the Staff Resource Center and its partner initiatives of Student Equity, Student Success and SupportHispanic Serving Institute, SAGE & SESI/STEMGuided Pathways, and our newest membership partner, Achieve The Dream, ATD request your proposals for professional development. We are looking for workshops and professional development events related to district initiatives, college/division/department, and unit/program/resource plans that address campus wide goals and objectives.

ATD Model- Building Core Capacities

This round illustration displays the ATD model with Student focused culture in the middle and the seven tenets connected. They are teaching and learning, equity, data and technology, leadership and vision, policies and practices, strategy and planning, and engagement and communication.

We look forward to your proposal submission! Webinar options can also be submitted. After gathering the completed information, you will be contacted to set up and schedule the event. Please complete a separate form for each proposed or requested event.

Professional Development/Flex Proposal/request form

 


Quote of the week

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching

Daily Introspections

Request colleague teaching and learning observations

“Culture and cultural interpretations can be elusive, hard to identify, and difficult to interpret beyond our own experiences. Whether we know little or are deeply conscious about our own cultural origins, we may not think about culture in relation to our teaching or to student learning. Sometimes asking a trusted colleague to observe specific aspects of our teaching or to converse with us about how we are interpreting students and how students are responding to us can be very helpful in developing our understanding and practice in relation to culture. A variety of observations from colleagues across cultures and disciplines over time is especially helpful. We also find it helpful to ask colleagues who teach very differently than us or have very different personalities to observe us and then meet over lunch or coffee to discuss. Engaging in discussions especially during informal time such as over a meal encourages thinking outside the box and sharing even more uncomfortable observations and interpretations.”

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool

Chávez, Alicia Fedelina. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching (Kindle Location 2742). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

For a full span of events and activities this week, continue scrolling! Happy spring! Have a great week.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Education Leadership, SRCPD

Kimberly McDaniel, Associate Vice President, Student Services

Tyler Wyckoff, SRCPD, Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of April 08, 2019

The Week of April 15- 19

SPRING BREAK 2019

April 19

Breaking Down Barriers – Building Partnerships in Education, San Diego, CA

The week of April 22, 2019

The week of April 29, 2019

 


Community of Care, Student Intervention:

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

As colleagues, getting to the know the students are one of the most valuable measurements to success. The Community of Care provides timely intervention for those experiencing academic or personal difficulties. Any member of the community can make a referral.

We provide strategies and resources on- and off-campus to help students succeed at Sacramento City College.

The program is just another example of how Sacramento City College cares and supports its students. By using a case management model, Care Team members are able to work with students individually to personalize interventions that assist the student in overcoming the barriers preventing their success.

To advocate and make a student referral, Community of Care, click here.

 


IN THE NEWS:

Center for Urban Education

Feature: How Implicit Bias Creates Racial Inequity

Embedding equity-mindedness and race consciousness in institutional planning

SEPIs (Student Equity Planning Institutes)

  • Community Colleges are required to develop an equity plan based on the newly established “Student Equity and Achievement Program” due on June 30, 2019.
  • Institute will provide practitioners with support, resources, and tools to use the equity planning process as an opportunity to address racial inequity.
  • Explore how the “equity plan” itself and the process of data inquiry, goal setting, activity building, and funding allocation can all work towards mitigating racial equity gaps.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Digital Distraction Is a Problem Far Beyond the Classroom. But Professors Can Still Help.

Digital distraction is a major source of frustration for professors. They’re split, however, on whether to do anything about it. Some believe the onus is on students to change their habits, while others see an over reliance on lecturing as at least part of the problem.

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

 


Faculty Focus

Recipe for Teaching: Cue-Do-Review

When a family gathers around the table to share a meal, the one who prepared and served the fare most likely spent time pondering the recipes, considering the meal’s consumers, and selecting the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables. As in the kitchen, so it is in the classroom. Faculty also ponder content, consider the lesson’s recipients, and select the right balance of lecture, group processing, and independent demonstration of competence. We decide upon our objectives for the lesson and we build our processes around the objectives, seeking to ensure that we reach everyone in our classrooms, online or face to face.

Cue-Do-Review, a teaching sequence that can be used in any lesson, regardless of content level, is one way to help ensure classroom instruction time is used effectively and efficiently. By purposefully targeting specific instructor behaviors at the beginning, middle, and end of a lesson, students are more likely to connect with and remember content.

 


Resources

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.

 


California Community College Chancellors Office

NEW! Drill down for demographics, financial aid and disadvantaged populations identified as First Generation, Foster Youth, Disabled, and Veterans and more. 

Student Success Metrics Dashboard

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Eve Pearlman

How to lead a conversation with people who disagree

In a world deeply divided, how do we have hard conversations with nuance, curiosity, respect? Veteran reporter Eve Pearlman introduces “dialogue journalism”: a project where journalists go to the heart of social and political divides to support discussions between people who disagree. See what happened when a group that would have never otherwise met — 25 liberals from California and 25 conservatives from Alabama — gathered to talk about contentious issues. “Real connection across difference: this is a salve that our democracy sorely needs,” Pearlman says.

These TED Talks advocate for creating bridges of compassion and understanding.

Newest Talks
Trending
Heard on TED Talk Radio
Creative Inspiration
The roots of Terrorism
Great Stories for your Commute
Black Lives Matter
Celebrate Science
Life Changing Educators
Best Life Advice