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Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City & College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, as we celebrate the end of the semester, we thank you for your contributions and participation over the fall months.. It is with your dedication to professional development that a continuous improvement model creates more opportunities for student success! Whatever your plans are throughout the winter break, enjoy, relax and refresh. We look forward to seeing you in January!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Kirk Sosa, Interim Dean, IT/SRC

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of December 11

The week of December 18

The week of January 2, 2018!

Coming soon!

The week of January 8-12, 2018!

Professional Development Week coming soon!

 

 


Instructional Development

This week!

  • Archiving D2L
  • Starting out in Canvas

See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

IEPI Resources:

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

State Chancellor’s Office, IEPI Information

IEPI Overview and Update

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 16–December 11-17- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

 

Triage Navigator program

Www.tlcssac.org

 

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

 

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Successful Registrar

Provide guided pathways to maximize adult completion

How do you ensure that students at your community college are making the most of their time, money, and effort and successfully leveraging your resources to complete their goals while at your institution? It was a problem facing the Alamo Colleges, five community colleges located in the San Antonio,Texas, area, whose students were falling behind the state averages for transfer and completion rates.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

The Futile Search for Role Models

For the past 30 years, I’ve asked students in my classes on gender, sexuality, and masculinities about their personal role models. Who are the people who best exemplify those traits we identify as more than merely admirable, people who are not only the best at what they do but also embody those traits we want to emulate?

 

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

Meaningful Learning through One-on-One Conferences

Graduate students frequently get the chance to meet one-on-one with their professors. Yet at the undergraduate level, especially during the first year, students rarely get that chance, unless they take the initiative to come to office hours or schedule a meeting.

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2017

We We Are Now…

A look at the AACC, how are community colleges enacting programs and policies that meet these recommendations?

 

 


INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

OER and Affordable-Textbook Labeling Gains Ground

Institutions in several states are now required to label courses with OER and affordable materials. Proponents cheer the move toward transparency, though some challenges remain.

 


College Planning and Management

The Key to Security

As U.S. citizens wrestle with yet another mass shooting, security is on everyone’s mind. Of course, the topic never really left the forefront for university administrators and facility managers. Charged with protecting population sizes and demographics that rival small cities, they know the importance of their task.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Shah Rukh Khan at TED2017

Thoughts on humanity, fame and love

“I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people,” says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood’s biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, showcases a few of his famous dance moves and shares hard-earned wisdom from a life spent in the spotlight.

 Other categories:

  • 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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

 

Much attention has been spent across the semester about student success… I leave you with a quote from Mike Rose, “Back to School Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education”

“A lot of attention is currently being paid to student development and success in college… Here are some of the ideas in the air about making post secondary education more responsive in order to increase the likelihood that students who have not had an easy time of it will do well. This is only a partial list, meant to illustrate broad themes:

  • The Physical Environment
  • First Encounters
  • The Front Desk
  • Orientation
  • Counseling and Information
  • Teaching, Learning, and Service
  • Beyond the Individual Course
  • Institutional Vision

To bring these levels together, to orient an entire campus toward understanding student need and fostering student development requires high-level leadership and, because so many departments and individual players are involved, takes a long, politically savvy, carefully executed process of planning. Difficult as this is, it is not impossible…” Keep up the good work!

Rose, Mike. Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves A Second Chance at Education (p. 146-180). The New Press. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City & College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

  • Professional Development Activities SCC- Fall 2017, December 4-10
    • Starting out in Canvas
    • Archiving D2L
    • Kinetic Sculpture
    • Canvas Exploration
    • Legends of Courage Across the LGBTQIA Community, A Documentary with Rosemary Metrailer, ESQ Civil Rights Advocate
    • Hiring the Best for a Diverse Workforce
  • Main Events this week
  • Cultural Awareness Center Events

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, offer yourself a terrific week as we enter the last week of the semester before finals!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Kirk Sosa, Interim Dean, IT/SRC

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of December 04

The week of December 11

The week of December 18

The week of January 2, 2018!

Coming soon!

The week of January 8-12, 2018!

Professional Development Week coming soon!

 

 


Instructional Development

This week!

  • Starting out in Canvas
  • Archiving D2L
  • Canvas Exploration

See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

IEPI Resources:

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

State Chancellor’s Office, IEPI Information

IEPI Overview and Update

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 15–December 4-10- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

 

Triage Navigator program

Www.tlcssac.org

 

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

 

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Passage of Senate Tax-Reform Bill Leaves Colleges Scrambling

As lawmakers prepare to hash out the differences in bills passed by both chambers of Congress, here’s what each would mean for higher ed.

 

Just Released:
The Tuition Pricing Crisis: How College Leaders are Responding and Preparing for the Future 

Tuition pricing is an anxious topic for just about everyone involved. Almost everywhere, the cost of college keeps climbing and students and their families are left wondering when it will reach its breaking point. What challenges do college leaders face with the current pricing structure? And what strategies will they pursue in the future?

 

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

 

Reliable Sources: Promoting Critical Thinking in the [Mis]information Age

Information cannot always be trusted. Despite popular opinion regarding the devastating impact of the Internet on the modern age, the inherent untrustworthiness of information is not new. Satire, misinformation, and disinformation have been circulating for centuries, even long before the printed word. However, thanks to the relative ease of creating and sharing content online, our students are confronted with publications created solely to entertain, persuade, and incite via incorrect or incomplete statistics.

 

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2017

Looking Back as we Move Forward

A look at the AACC Pathways…

 

 


INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

GOP Seeks to Shift Accountability for Colleges

While for-profits get the relief they’ve long clamored for, the GOP’s proposed overhaul of the Higher Education Act would add performance-funding standards for most colleges.

 


College Planning and Management

A Cure for Declining Enrollment: Launching the Right New Programs

Six in 10 respondents to Inside Higher Education’s 2017 Survey of Community College presidents reported declining enrollment, with 21 percent saying enrollment losses were 10 percent or more. In addition, many state governments are reducing funding. The combination is forcing cuts in college budgets that were already tight.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Justin Baldoni at TEDWomen 2017
Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity — to figure out ways to be not just good men but good humans. In a warm, personal talk, he shares his effort to reconcile who he is with who the world tells him a man should be. And he has a challenge for men: “See if you can use the same qualities that you feel make you a man to go deeper,” Baldoni says. “Your strength, your bravery, your toughness: Are you brave enough to be vulnerable? Are you strong enough to be sensitive? Are you confident enough to listen to the women in your life?”

 Other categories:

  • 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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

CREDIBILITY IS THE FOUNDATION OF LEADERSHIP

“It turns out that the believability of the leader determines whether people will willingly give more of their time, talent, energy, experience, intelligence, creativity, and support. Only credible leaders earn commitment, and only commitment builds and regenerates great organizations and communities.”

 

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know (p. 458/2465). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City & College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, give yourself a terrific week.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of November 27

The week of December 04

The week of December 11

The week of December 18

The week of January 2, 2018!

Coming soon!

The week of January 8-12, 2018!

Professional Development Week coming soon!

 

 


Instructional Development

This week!

  • Archiving D2L
  • Starting out in Canvas
  • Canvas Exploration (Davis Center)

See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

IEPI Resources:

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

State Chancellor’s Office, IEPI Information

IEPI Overview and Update

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 14 – November 20-26- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

 

Triage Navigator program

Www.tlcssac.org

 

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

 

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Escape Grading Jail

For the first 18 years of my academic career, I ran into the same problem every semester. It happened at about the 13-week mark: I would share a tearful farewell with my family and begin serving my sentence in Grading Jail. In that moment, I would look back on a career of repeat offenses against efficient and timely grading of student work, and see clearly that I had no one to blame but myself. I was a hopeless recidivist.

 

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

Teaching Adult Students with Considerable Professional Expertise

Trends toward increased enrollment of non-traditional students are expected to continue (Stringer, 2015). Discussions about nontraditional college students often highlight some of the challenges our adult students face, such as balancing work, family, and school commitments, overcoming previous academic patterns that no longer serve them, and adapting to new approaches to learning (such as online classes.) The flip side, though, is that many non-traditional students bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to their pursuit of a new degree, which serves to the benefit their academic cohort (Stringer, 2015).

 

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2017

Looking Back as we Move Forward

A look at the AACC Pathways…

 

 


INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

 How Many Online Courses Should Athletes Be Allowed to Take?

The University of Iowa announced last week that starting this spring, athletes there will be allowed to take all but three credits (one course) per semester online. The decision, as reported in a local newspaper, The Gazette, reverses a previous policy that restricted athletes to one online course per semester, even as the institution’s other residential students had more flexibility.

 


College Planning and Management

A Cure for Declining Enrollment: Launching the Right New Programs

Six in 10 respondents to Inside Higher Education’s 2017 Survey of Community College presidents reported declining enrollment, with 21 percent saying enrollment losses were 10 percent or more. In addition, many state governments are reducing funding. The combination is forcing cuts in college budgets that were already tight.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely at TED Studio

How can groups make good decisions?

We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don’t always go right — and sometimes they go very wrong. How can groups make good decisions? With his colleague Dan Ariely, neuroscientist Mariano Sigman has been inquiring into how we interact to reach decisions by performing experiments with live crowds around the world. In this fun, fact-filled explainer, he shares some intriguing results — as well as some implications for how it might impact our political system. In a time when people seem to be more polarized than ever, Sigman says, better understanding how groups interact and reach conclusions might spark interesting new ways to construct a healthier democracy.

 Other categories:

  • 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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

The Truth Is That You Make a Difference.

“Somewhere, sometime, the leader within you may get the call to step forward—for the school, the congregation, the community, the agency, the company, the union, or the family. By believing in yourself and in your capacity to lead, you open yourself to hearing the call. You open yourself to making a difference in the world.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know (p. 443/2465). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City & College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, happy fall.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of November 20

Thanksgiving Break, November 23, 24,25,26, NO SCHOOL

The week of November 27

The week of December 04

The week of December 11

 

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available.

Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. 

See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

IEPI Resources:

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

State Chancellor’s Office, IEPI Information

IEPI Overview and Update

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 14 – November 20-26- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

 

Triage Navigator program

Www.tlcssac.org

 

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

 

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academe’s Poisonous Call-Out Culture

Explain this:

We are in the midst of the Trumpian apocalypse. Actual bigoted provocateurs like Charles Murray and Ann Coulter throw flames in the academy. Hate crimes against trans people and people of color and Muslims are on the rise; women’s reproductive rights are on the line, as are just about every other aspect of bodily autonomy and gender justice. So what’s making scholars hyperventilate in outrage? A feminist academic whose body of work is clearly on the side of progressive social justice.

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

Teaching Students the Importance of Professionalism

In almost a decade of teaching, I find myself lamenting that I still have to remind students to arrive on time, bring the proper materials, and pay attention to lectures. Despite admonitions and penalizing grades, students still use cellphones, do the bare minimum to pass an assignment, and struggle with constructive criticism. I often worry, how will they ever succeed in a professional workplace with these behaviors? So when my college introduced extracurricular workshops to help students develop professional behavior, I decided to go one step further and incorporate professionalism into all my courses.

SPECIAL REPORT:

Effective Strategies for Improving College Teaching and Learning

When teachers think the best, most important way to improve their teaching is by developing their content knowledge, they end up with sophisticated levels of knowledge, but they have only simplistic instructional methods to convey that material. To imagine that content matters more than process is to imagine that the car is more important than the road. Both are essential. What we teach and how we teach it are inextricably linked and very much dependent on one another.

This special report features 11 articles pulled from the pages of The Teaching Professor to help you discover new ways to build connections between what you teach and how you teach it. The report offers tips on how to engage students, give feedback, create a climate for learning, and more. It also provides fresh perspectives on how faculty should approach
their development as teachers.

It’s been said that few things can enhance student learning more than an instructor’s commitment to ongoing professional development. Here’s a sample of the articles you will find in Effective Strategies for Improving College

Teaching and Learning:
• Faculty Self-Disclosures in the College Classroom
• A Tree Falling in the Forest: Helping Students ‘Hear’ and Use Your Comments
• Understanding What You See Happening in Class
• Can Training Make You a Better Teacher?
• Striving for Academic Excellence

Although there is no single best teaching method, approach, or style, this special report will give you a variety of strategies to try. Those that work effectively with your students you should make your own.

 


Community College Journal

Fall 2017

Where We are Now

Community colleges enact programs and policies to meet recommendations set forth by the 2012 AACC report.

 


INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

How Might We offer these 5 strategies to our students as they persist through our coursework?
How can we better tap into our intuitive selves and factor our internal and intangible knowing into career decision making? Beth Godbee offers five strategies.

 


College Planning and Management

Sustainability: A Whole-Systems Approach

Going green is more than choosing paper with a high recycled content. Here are three colleges that are integrating sustainability into every aspect of campus life.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Niti Bhan at TEDGlobal 2017

The hidden opportunities of the informal economy

Niti Bhan studies business strategy for Africa’s informal markets: the small shops and stands, skilled craftspeople and laborers who are the invisible engine that keeps the continent’s economy running. It’s tempting to think of these workers as tax-dodgers, even criminals — but Bhan makes the case that this booming segment of the economy is legitimate and worthy of investment. If we do, she says, we might create thousands more jobs. “These are the fertile seeds of businesses and enterprises,” Bhan says. “Can we start by recognizing these skills and occupations?”

 Other categories:

  • 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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“Everything you will ever do as a leader is based on one audacious assumption. It’s the assumption that you matter.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know (p. 284/2465). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, happy fall.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of November 13

The week of November 20

Thanksgiving Break, November 23, 24,25,26, NO SCHOOL

The week of November 27

The week of December 04

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 13 – November 13-19- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

 

Triage Navigator program

Www.tlcssac.org

 

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

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

What Do Students Do When They Study?

An article in a recent issue of the International Journal of STEM Education has got me thinking about study habits and how little we know about how students study.

 


INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Professional Development Webcasts

Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess for all Inside Higher Ed webcasts. Transcripts available upon request. Email audio@insidehighered.com for assistance.

Editorial Webcasts: Free webcasts discussing the findings of our surveys of key higher ed professionals as well as webcasts inspired by our series of booklets on key higher education topics.

Advertiser Webcasts: Free webcasts from the experts at Inside Higher Ed’s corporate advertisers.

 


College Planning and Management

Sustainability: A Whole-Systems Approach

Going green is more than choosing paper with a high recycled content. Here are three colleges that are integrating sustainability into every aspect of campus life.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Victoria Pratt at TEDNYC

How judges can show respect

In halls of justice around the world, how can we ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect? A pioneering judge in New Jersey, Victoria Pratt shares her principles of “procedural justice” — four simple, thoughtful steps that redefined the everyday business of her courtroom in Newark, changing lives along the way. “When the court behaves differently, naturally people respond differently,” Pratt says. “We want people to enter our halls of justice … and know that justice will be served there.”

 Other categories:

  • 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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

YOU MATTER

“As we do in all of our writings and presentations, we endeavor to make our ideas accessible—easy to understand and simple to translate into action—and we continue to provide encouragement for getting started on the path of becoming a better leader. Doing so begins with you, your desire and commitment. We have never said it would be easy. We both know from our own personal experiences—and humbling ones at times at times—that it is much easier to write about leadership than it is to practice leadership. This isn’t a “How To” or “Made Easy” or “For Dummies” approach to leadership—it is a book about fundamentals. And fundamentals are the necessary building blocks to greatness. You can’t fast-track your way to excellence. Leadership is a demanding, noble discipline not to be entered into frivolously or casually. It requires an elevated sense of mastery. And, you can do it. It’s a matter of technique, of skill, of practice. It’s also a matter of desire and commitment.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know (272/2465). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

 

Here are this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, happy fall.

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of November 06

Call for Spring 2018 Proposals due by November 10th

The week of November 13

The week of November 20

Thanksgiving Break, November 23, 24,25,26, NO SCHOOL

The week of November 27

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

 

Call for Proposals, Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation, Spring 2018

Professional Development Proposal Form

Note: Call for Proposals – Spring 2018 Flex Week of Professional Development will be due November 10th 2017.

If you have any questions, please email or call. We look forward to your proposal(s).

Norman Lorenz, lorenzn@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2165

Tyler Wyckoff, wyckoft@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2176

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 12 – November 6-12- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

 

Triage Navigator program

Www.tlcssac.org

 

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

UC-Davis Chancellor Seeks to Get Campus Past Scandals

Gary May, chancellor of the U. of California at Davis, says the bad news from the tenure of his predecessor still lingers.

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

Three Ideas for Implementing Learner Reflection

Educators have long recognized the importance and applicability of critical reflection across a wide range of educational settings, yet in practice it remains a challenging and nebulous concept for many to firmly grasp. In education, the concept of reflection dates back to the work of John Dewey (1933), who defined it as “active, persistent and careful consideration of any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the grounds that support it and the further conclusion to which it tends” (p. 9). Dewey was the first to point out that experience alone does not constitute learning; instead, a conscious realization must occur for the experience to become a source of learning.

 


INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Professional Development Webcasts

Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess for all Inside Higher Ed webcasts. Transcripts available upon request. Email audio@insidehighered.com for assistance.

Editorial Webcasts: Free webcasts discussing the findings of our surveys of key higher ed professionals as well as webcasts inspired by our series of booklets on key higher education topics.

Advertiser Webcasts: Free webcasts from the experts at Inside Higher Ed’s corporate advertisers.

 


College Planning and Management

Sustainability: A Whole-Systems Approach

Going green is more than choosing paper with a high recycled content. Here are three colleges that are integrating sustainability into every aspect of campus life.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Gretchen Carlson at TEDWomen 2017
How we can end sexual harassment at work

When Gretchen Carlson spoke out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment, it inspired women everywhere to take their power back and tell the world what happened to them. In a remarkable, fierce talk, she tells her story — and identifies three specific things we can all do to create safer places to work. “We will no longer be underestimated, intimidated or set back,” Carlson says. “We will stand up and speak up and have our voices heard. We will be the women we were meant to be.”

 Other categories:

  • 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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“The tenth truth is that Leadership Is an Affair of the Heart. It could also be the first truth. Leaders are in love with their constituents, their customers and clients, and the mission that they are serving. Leaders make others feel important and are gracious in showing their appreciation. Love is the motivation that energizes leaders to give so much for others. You just won’t work hard enough to become great if you aren’t doing what you love.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know, 265 of 2465 . Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

  • Professional Development Activities SCC- Fall 2017, October 30- November 5
    • Ancient Mesoamerica
    • IBA Training
    • Using the Rich Content Editor
    • Starting out in Canvas
    • Palestine and the Balfour Declaration
    • Canvas Exploration
    • LGBTQIA Safe Space Training
  • Main Events this week
      • Learning Styles
      • Introduction to the Library
  • Cultural Awareness Center Events
      • Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Workshop

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, happy Halloween and Dia de los Muertos!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of October 30

The week of November 06

Call for Spring 2018 Proposals due by November 10th

The week of November 13

The week of November 20

Thanksgiving Break, November 23, 24,25,26, NO SCHOOL

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

 

Call for Proposals, Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation, Spring 2018

Professional Development Proposal Form

Note: Call for Proposals – Spring 2018 Flex Week of Professional Development will be due November 10th 2017.

If you have any questions, please email or call. We look forward to your proposal(s).

Norman Lorenz, lorenzn@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2165

Tyler Wyckoff, wyckoft@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2176

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 11 – October 30-November 5- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

 

Triage Navigator program

Www.tlcssac.org

 

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Encourages Conversations About Teaching

Talking Teaching With Colleagues

About 10 years ago, the College of the Holy Cross started a program for freshmen that combined themed interdisciplinary learning with living-learning communities. Such programs have become increasingly common because they can engage students and foster relationships between them and faculty members. But at Holy Cross, the program, called Montserrat, also enabled something to happen that was unforeseen: It gave professors from different disciplines a way to talk with one another about teaching.

 

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

Unlocking the Promise of Digital Assessment

For many professors, student assessment is one of the most labor-intensive components of teaching a class. Items must be prepared, rubrics created, and instructions written. The work continues as the tests are scored, papers read, and comments shared. Performing authentic and meaningful student assessment takes time. Consequently, some professors construct relatively few assessments for their courses.

Which Assessment Strategies Do Students Prefer?

While most faculty stick with the tried-and-true quiz and paper assessment strategies for their online courses, the wide range of technologies available today offers a variety of assessment options beyond the traditional forms. But what do students think of these different forms?

 


INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Calculating Real Cost of Community CollegeA group of researchers organized by the Century Foundation is looking to understand the real cost of community college.


Community College Journal

Where We Are Now, October 2017

Connecting libraries, librarians to Student Success

 


College Planning and Management

Sustainability: A Whole-Systems Approach

Going green is more than choosing paper with a high recycled content. Here are three colleges that are integrating sustainability into every aspect of campus life.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Rocío Lorenzo at TED@BCG Milan- Want a more innovative company? Hire more women

 Are diverse companies really more innovative? Rocío Lorenzo and her team surveyed 171 companies to find out — and the answer was a clear yes. In a talk that will help you build a better, more robust company, Lorenzo dives into the data and explains how your company can start producing fresher, more creative ideas by treating diversity as a competitive advantage.

Diana Laufenberg at TEDxMidAtlantic- How to learn? From mistakes

Diana Laufenberg shares three surprising things she has learned about teaching — including a key insight about learning from mistakes.

 Other categories:

  • 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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“Truth number nine is that The Best Leaders Are the Best Learners. You have to believe that you (and others) can learn to lead, and that you can become a better leader tomorrow than you are today. Leaders are constant improvement fanatics, and learning is the master skill of leadership. Learning, however, takes time and attention, practice and feedback, along with good coaching. It also takes willingness on your part to ask for support.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know, 260 of 2465 . Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

  • Professional Development Activities SCC- Fall 2017, October 23-29
    • Conversations that Matter
    • Good Enough Now
    • College Goals and Strategies for the Planning Process
    • Health Fair
    • Using the Rich Content Editor
    • Starting out in Canvas
    • Maker Friday
    • Canvas Exploration
  • Main Events this week
      • Carter Sparks: Architect, Modernist, Friend
  • Cultural Awareness Center Events
      • The Mask You Live In…
      • Global Implications of the US Administration

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, make this fall week productive!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of October 23

The week of October 30

The week of November 06

Call for Spring 2018 Proposals due by November 10th

The week of November 13

The week of November 20

Thanksgiving Break, November 23, 24,25,26, NO SCHOOL

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

 

Call for Proposals, Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation, Spring 2018

Professional Development Proposal Form

Note: Call for Proposals – Spring 2018 Flex Week of Professional Development will be due November 10th 2017.

If you have any questions, please email or call. We look forward to your proposal(s).

Norman Lorenz, lorenzn@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2165

Tyler Wyckoff, wyckoft@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2176

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 10 – October 23-29- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

 

Triage Navigator program

Www.tlcssac.org

 

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Only 1 Percent of Students Would Consider Disrupting Speakers Violently, Survey Finds

Protesters gather outside a speech by Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator, at the U. of California at Berkeley in September. The results of a new survey suggest that very few students would consider resorting to violence to stop a controversial speaker.

 

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

Pause, Play, Repeat: Using Pause Procedure in Online Microlectures

We all know the classic thought experiment involving a tree falling in the woods, but have you heard the one about online lecturing: If a faculty member posts a microlecture video to the LMS, and students view it, has learning occurred? While we may never know if a falling tree makes a sound, we can determine whether students are engaging with our microlectures by applying the principles of pause procedure.

Teaching with the Test: Questions that Build Students’ Self-Awareness

Mention “teaching to the test” among educators and you will certainly hear a lot about what is wrong with education today and probably more about the importance of teaching critical thinking (and how this cannot be done when you are teaching to the test). Let me suggest a slightly different take on working with tests and the development of, if not critical thinking, greater self-awareness among students as learners—teaching with the test as a form of Socratic mentoring.

 


INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Pearson vows to remove material amid uproar over advice on how nursing students should evaluate people by their racial, ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Community College Journal

Where We Are Now, October 2017

Connecting libraries, librarians to Student Success

 


College Planning and Management

Designing for Student Engagement

Classroom and facility design has long been a critical element in supporting student learning. Until recently, that learning was largely based around the factory model of education. Now progressive facility design is helping students uncover the world in new and different ways — ways that are meeting the needs of a changing educational and professional landscape. Student engagement has become an important part of the learning process, and the ways in which students best learn are being taken into account now more than ever.

Can Classroom Design Impact Learning?

It seems logical that the spaces in which students learn can have a strong influence on their scholastic performance. However, until recently the evidence was fragmented. Thanks in part to a research paper published in Building and Environment, the impact that the design of a learning space has on pupils is now better understood. In the journal (a periodical that publishes research papers related to human interaction with the built environment), the authors report that classroom design can have as much as a 25 percent impact on a student’s progress over a school year. The research found that the difference between the best- and the worst-designed classrooms could result in a full year’s worth of academic progress.

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

How to run a company like a visionary

Learn from future-thinking CEOs, entrepreneurs and business experts about cutting-edge tactics to keep your organization one step ahead. Could the college and the classrooms transform like these minds in business?

 Other categories:

  • 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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

“Truth number eight reminds you that You Either Lead by Example or You Don’t Lead at All. Leaders have to keep their promises and become role models for the values and actions they espouse. You have to go first as a leader. You can’t ask others to do something you aren’t willing to do yourself. Moreover, you have to be willing to admit mistakes and be able to learn from them.”

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know (260), Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

  • Main Events this week
  • Cultural Awareness Center Events
  • Hispanic Serving Institution, HSI, “What Does that Mean?”
  • Through the Lens of an Ecuadorian: Education as a Trigger of Self-Discovery and the Collective Construction of a Harmonious Society
  • Using the Rich Content Editor to make your course shine
  • Cafe Conversations with the President
  • Movin On Up: How to Move into the 2nd Interview
  • College President Welcome

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, enjoy the beginning of fall!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

The week of October 16

The week of October 23

The week of October 30

The week of November 06

The week of November 13

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

 

Call for Proposals, Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation, Spring 2018

Professional Development Proposal Form

Note: Call for Proposals – Spring 2018 Flex Week of Professional Development will be due November 10th 2017.

If you have any questions, please email or call. We look forward to your proposal(s).

Norman Lorenz, lorenzn@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2165

Tyler Wyckoff, wyckoft@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2176

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 9 – October 16-22- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

Community of Care Services Information

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Introduction to DSPS

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

211 Get Connected Get Answers

211 is a free confidential service for resources across the community.

 

Triage Navigator program

Www.tlcssac.org

 

 

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

 


IN THE NEWS:

Edcamp

Free, organic, participant-driven, un-conferences that empower educators to maximize professional learning experiences and peer networks.

 


Community College Research Center, Fall 2017

New Report from CCRC and NSC on High School-College Dual Enrollment

What Happens to Students Who Take Community College “Dual Enrollment” Courses in High School?

 


The Community College Journal, Fall 2017

Embracing Tech

The Universe of Networked devices is growing exponentially — and this trend has big implications for community colleges.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Will Fury Over Harvey Weinstein Allegations Change Academe’s Handling of Harassment?

For decades he reportedly used his position of power over young women who were eager to enter his profession, preying on them as his colleagues pretended not to notice. The women stayed silent, fearing they wouldn’t be believed or would jeopardize their fledgling careers.

 

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

Where’s the Curiosity?

When I walk into a college classroom these days it is as quiet as libraries used to be. Every head is bowed and every thumb is scrolling away on a screen. There are few, if any, conversations between students. No one looks up until I take attendance. When the class is over the students depart as silently as they came. Even if they are drifting in the same direction, they rarely talk to one another. It’s almost impossible to catch the eye of a student walking toward me and, if I break the spell with a cheery “Hello!”, there is a startle reflex that reveals the depth of the self-isolation.

 


 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

It’s Not Just About Work-Life Balance

It’s also about a better balance in your work life, says Lynn Talton.


EDUCATION WEEK

There’s Something Missing From STEM Learning

Arts integration can prepare students for the jobs of the future

 


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.

 Other categories:

  • 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

Click here: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

 

“The seventh truth is that Challenge Is the Crucible for Greatness. Exemplary leaders—the kind of leaders people want to follow—are always associated with changing the status quo. Great achievements don’t happen when you keep things the same. Change invariably involves challenge, and challenge tests you. It introduces you to yourself. It brings you face-to-face with your level of commitment, your grittiness, and your values. It reveals your mindset about change.”

 

Kouzes, James M.. The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know (251), Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Connecting with Success

Professional Development, Staff Resource Center

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

 

Here are the this weeks workshops, Main and Cultural Awareness Center events, and Interests…

On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, enjoy the beginning of fall!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Staff Resource Center Coordinator

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

 

The week of October 09

The week of October 16

The week of October 23

The week of October 30

The week of November 06

 


Professional Development and Convocation, Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week was a great success.

Thank you to all who presented and attended, as well as those who helped organize and carry out another successful PD Week! Here are the survey results:

Sacramento City College Fall 2017 Professional Development Week and Convocation Satisfaction Survey Results

 

Call for Proposals, Professional Development, Flex, and Convocation, Spring 2018

Professional Development Proposal Form

Note: Call for Proposals – Spring 2018 Flex Week of Professional Development will be due November 10th 2017.

If you have any questions, please email or call. We look forward to your proposal(s).

Norman Lorenz, lorenzn@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2165

Tyler Wyckoff, wyckoft@scc.losrios.edu, 916-558-2176

 


Instructional Development

As you may know, this fall is the last semester that Desired to Learn (D2L) will be available. Beginning spring 2018, the college will make the full adoption and change over to Canvas. The time to start building your Spring courses is now. See Brian Pogue and Kandace Knudson in Instructional Development and Academic Technologies as well as the Canvas Training Resources for more information.

Instructional Development and Academic Technologies

CANVAS Training Resources

Self-paced, online learning is also available through Lynda.

Here is a look some Canvas training opportunities that are available.

One-on-One Assistance

Click here to schedule a One-on-One appointment and start putting together your Canvas courses for spring.

 

Workshops and Online Training

Starting Out in Canvas

In this beginner’s workshop you will learn how to customize your course homepage, create a welcome announcement, set up your course modules. If you’ve been putting off testing the Canvas waters, this is a great place to dip your toe. Facilitated by David Martin. Two days/times offered.

 

4-Week Online Course – Training from @One

Take this facilitated, online class and build your course for the Spring semester.

 

Canvas Webinars

These live, 1-hour, webinars cover dozens of different topics and are offered 5 days a week. Upcoming sessions include Canvas Course Basics, Communication Tools, Content Pages, Quiz Basics, Outcomes and Rubrics, Home Pages, Collaboration and more! New topics each day! Pick a couple to fit your schedule. Start here to create an account and view the Canvas Webinar schedule.

 

Canvas Drop-In Help

Daily 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in LRC 114.

 

….and don’t forget about these valuable resources:

Canvas Help Desk – 24/7 hotline available for students or faculty. 916-568-3199

Canvas Guides –  Find step-by-step instructions for “How do I…” Canvas questions.

Video Tutorials and more…

 


iepi

Promises, Pathways, and Partnerships Exploration

SCC has been chosen to participate in a State Chancellor’s office opportunity called the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) that is intended to provide peer expertise to California community colleges that are grappling with significant institutional and programmatic challenges.

Partnership Resource Team, PRT website

Team Leads are as follows:

Pathways

Steve Cirrone
James Collins
Kim Goff

Enrollment Management and Pathways

Marybeth Buechner
Steve Cirrone
Robert Heidt

Culture of Inquiry

Kaitlyn MacGregor
Norman Lorenz
Don Palm

Enrollment Management and Technology

Steven Boyd
Robert Kelly
Kandace Knudson

From the Center for Urban Education

Pathways, Partnerships, and Progress: Transforming a Community College

A new report from USC’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) details how one community college implemented campus-wide academic pathways while maintaining its focus on racial…

 

IEPI’s professional development training model takes a unique approach by offering a robust, in-person schedule complemented by an online component.

 


ESTEEM for Students

Week 8 – October 9-15- Prepared by Latriece Gibson

ESTEEM for the Fall 2017 Semester!

This week’s TidBITs 

 


Student Retention, Intervention, & Support Services

One of the things about SCC is the faculty and staff’s unfailing commitment to help students succeed. This ethic of care translates into appropriate interventions to assist students who are experiencing difficulties. The Community of Care Program (Care Team) is here to assist faculty and staff to assist in serving students.

Thanks to you, last year the Care Team received nearly 1,000 referrals regarding a range of concerns from academic and textbook needs to dealing with homelessness and mental health issues.

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, the Care Team encourages early intervention and action when encountering academic, physical, emotional or financial situations that may be impacting a student’s success.

Community of Care: How To Submit A Report

  1. Discuss your concerns with the student, if appropriate, and if you are comfortable.
  2. After speaking with the student, regardless of the outcome, please submit a report by clicking on the SCC – Early Alert Referral icon on your desktop. This submission will allow for better documentation, as well as help us determine if the concerns are isolated or a pattern of behavior. If you are off campus or can’t access the program, you can also go to: http://sarsalert.scc.losrios.edu/SARSAlert
  3. As the Care Team works with the student you will receive multiple communications about your referral.

If you have others concerns or wish to submit a report without the student being aware, please email the Care Team directly at careteam@scc.losrios.edu or call x2244.

Thank you for your continuing commitment to student success at SCC!

Community of Care Services Information

 

Research shows that when disproportionately impacted college attending groups experience student equity & success, higher potential along these indicators exist when these resources are available to all students:

SARS Alert (a referral service to student intervention at multiple levels)

Retention Strategies (ideas that you and students can be aware of to stimulate ongoing participation throughout the semester for course academic progress and completion)

Student Support Services across campus (Resources on and off campus)

Community Resources for Students (Resources on and off campus)

Young Adult Bereavement Art Group

 

Other intervention and Student Success Services

Disability Services and Programs for Students, DSPS

DSPS provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Introduction to DSPS

 


IN THE NEWS:

Community College Research Center, Fall 2017

New Report from CCRC and NSC on High School-College Dual Enrollment

What Happens to Students Who Take Community College “Dual Enrollment” Courses in High School?

 


The Community College Journal, Fall 2017

Embracing Tech

The Universe of Networked devices is growing exponentially — and this trend has big implications for community colleges.

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Teaching Newsletter: A New Core? 

A Unifying Theme

Sweet Briar College’s near-death and revival is testing many assumptions in higher education. One of the most interesting may turn out to be related to a disdained-but-critical part of the college experience: the general-education curriculum.

 

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

Moving from Silos and Burnout to Community and Engagement

“Do more with less.” Wherever this phrase is expressed—at a private liberal arts school facing declining enrollments, a large research institute facing decreased support from state budget appropriations, a large corporation facing decreasing fourth quarter profits, or a government entity facing budgetary cutbacks—in each case, the underlying force is tightening fiscal resources. What invariably follows is that employees are asked to be more creative or productive in the face of those declining resources, causing an increase in demand on one’s time and, often, feelings of burnout. While increasing workload is one factor that exacerbates the prevalence of burnout, there are several others.

 


 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Adults are coming to community colleges seeking a different approach to education, says Jim Jacobs, and that will require institutions to pay attention to a few important design features.

 

 


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

NIKKI WEBBER ALLEN

Don’t suffer from your depression in silence

Having feelings isn’t a sign of weakness — they mean we’re human, says producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen. Even after being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, Webber Allen felt too ashamed to tell anybody, keeping her condition a secret until a family tragedy revealed how others close to her were also suffering. In this important talk about mental health, she speaks openly about her struggle — and why communities of color must undo the stigma that misreads depression as a weakness and keeps sufferers from getting help.

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

 


Quote of the Week: 

Bridging the Diversity Gap

No man is quick enough to enjoy life to the full.
-Spanish proverb

“‘You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late; Before you are six or seven or eight; To hate all the people your relatives hate; You’ve got to be carefully taught.’ In 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote this song for South Pacific, which addresses racial prejudice.” So begins an article by Jane Timmons-Mitchell Ph.D. in Psychology Today.

She describes research that “shows that children who grow up with people who don’t look like them develop a rich curiosity about diversity that remains with them throughout life. They are predisposed to explore diverse places and cultures, which enriches them as well as the communities in which they live. Perhaps rather than an Achievement Gap we should be thinking about a Diversity Gap, since as the world becomes more diverse, it will be increasingly important for children to find a way to feel comfortable with new experiences.”

Source: “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught,” by Jane Timmons-Mitchell Ph.D., Psychology Today, August 10, 2017