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Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s professional development programming, resources, and events.

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- February 18-26

Equity Professional Development Presentations & Convocation Recordings

Part 1, Welcome, by Norman Lorenz, President Michael Gutierrez, Equity Keynote, Dr. J. Luke Wood

Part 2, Introduction of Panel on Equity, Debra Crumpton, with Panel Discussion with J. Luke Wood, Michael Gutierrez, Lisa Gunderson, Khalid White, Nzingha Dugas, and Margarita Berta-Avila 

Chancellor King’s Post Convocation Spring 2019 Message

Equity Presentations

Dr. J. Luke Wood, Keynote on Equity

Dr. Frank Harris, Equitizing Guided Pathways

Dr. Lisa Gunderson, Collegial Consultation and Race Conversations, Coming Soon!

Ms. Nzingha Dugas, Educating and Serving African American Students

Dr. Khalid White, Advancing Equity

SCC Equity Framework

 


Here are this week’s calendar of main campus and Cultural Awareness Center events:

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

Helpful hints for planning and beginning the semester are located here:

Teaching Checklists for the beginning, middle, and end of the semester

 


New Workforce Data Presentation

Kathy Booth, CCC State Chancellor’s Office

SCC STUDENT DATA TO SUPPORT GUIDED PATHWAYS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

California community colleges have undertaken significant improvement efforts in the areas of completion, equity, basic skills, and career education.  Still, when we examine key indicators of success the numbers have not moved significantly and equity gaps persist.  This workshop will provide an opportunity to review and analyze SCC student data and brainstorm with our peers on how guided pathways and equity initiatives will enable more students to reach their personal and professional goals.

Presented by: Kathy Booth, Senior Research Associate, West Ed

 


Video of the Week

Music can help cultivate your brain

Dan Clark is the CEO of Brain.fm — functional music made to help you focus, relax and sleep better, backed by science. He is passionate about implementing helpful technology into our daily lives, and creating companies that make the world a better place.

 


Planning Ahead 

3CSN logo

Campus Teams Are Invited to Apply for 3CSN’s Leadership Community of Practice for
Infusing Growth Mindset & Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives

3CSN is launching a Leadership Community of Practice (LCoP) in 2018-19 for Infusing Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives. This LCoP brings together college teams to network, explore, conceptualize and develop campus infusion plans into College Change Initiatives such as Guided Pathways, AB 705, Equity, BSI, SSSP, and College Promise. Participating teams will engage in the Institute, organized into three in-person meetings: a two-day gathering and a one-day follow-up event over the course of the semester.

The SRCPD office may be able to help with financing the group. Here is the registration link if you’re interested! 

 


Article of the Week

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Berea College and the Father of Black History

Preeminent scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson has been dubbed “the father of Black history” and is known for earning degrees at the University of Chicago and Harvard, but less well known is how living in Appalachia and attending Berea College informed his towering intellect and tireless work ethic.

 



California Community College Chancellors Office

NEW! Drill down for demographics, financial aid and disadvantaged populations identified as First Generation, Foster Youth, Disabled, and Veterans. For the first time, data for LGBTQIA+ are included.

Student Success Metrics Dashboard

 


Quote of the week

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

Diversifying Instead of Essentializing

“A dilemma of balancing our teaching between integrated and individuated sides of the continua to reach specific students is worrying about or being suspected of essentializing students, a concern that sometimes arises in relation to culture. However, essentializing occurs when we apply assumptions about a population to an individual or a group of individuals without considering the possibilities of differences in each individual. Balancing across a range of cultural frameworks in teaching offers a wider variety of learning opportunities and experiences to all students, which is not the same as essentializing. Diversifying teaching allows each individual to learn within a diversity of pedagogies, learning experiences, interactions, and relationships, hopefully finding their own natural learning processes somewhere in the mix. Paradoxically, the very acts of addressing culture and varying cultural preferences could instigate concerns about cultural insensitivity and may be perceived as forms of microaggressions (Sue, 2010). In some cases we may realize that we are actually engaging in cultural microaggressions and find it helpful to analyze and address these in our own teaching and through conversations with colleagues.”

Chávez, Alicia Fedelina. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching (Kindle Location 2667). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Have a great week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Kirk Sosa, Dean, IT/SRC

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of February 18, 2019

The week of February 25, 2019

The week of March 04, 2019

The week of March 11, 2019

 


Community of Care, Student Intervention:

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

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

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

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

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

Community College Research Center

Welcome to CCRC’s January 2019 newsletter! In this edition, you’ll find an overview of developmental education reforms, insights from a researcher who helped rebuild the education system of post-conflict Afghanistan, and more. 

Supporting Adjunct Faculty Members
Multiple Measures Assessment
New Insights for Guided Pathways
Research on Developmental Education
Global Perspective and Education Work
Student Completion Data

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

The End of the Remedial Course

They’ve tried compressing it, breaking it into bite-size chunks, computerizing it, even making it optional. But the traditional, prerequisite remedial course that generations of underprepared students have been funneled into before they can start college-level courses remains an insurmountable barrier for too many students. Increasingly, it is being ditched altogether.

 

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

The “Big Bang” of Motivation: Questions That Evoke Wonder in Our Students

“If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength.”
– Rachel Carson, A Sense of Wonder

 

Office Hours Alternative Resonates with Students

Faculty regularly face the problem of getting the students most in need of help to come to the office for help. Not only do a small number of students take advantage of office hours, typically those who show up are not those who most need to be there.

 


Resources

Cornerstone Learning

Build a culture of learning and development with the best LMS for employee learning and development. For more information about professional development using Cornerstone, see the California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.

 


3CSN logo

Campus Teams Are Invited to Apply for 3CSN’s Leadership Community of Practice for
Infusing Growth Mindset & Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives

3CSN is launching a Leadership Community of Practice (LCoP) in 2018-19 for Infusing Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives. This LCoP brings together college teams to network, explore, conceptualize and develop campus infusion plans into College Change Initiatives such as Guided Pathways, AB 705, Equity, BSI, SSSP, and College Promise. Participating teams will engage in the Institute, organized into three in-person meetings: a two-day gathering and a one-day follow-up event over the course of the semester.

The SRCPD office may be able to help with financing the group. Here is the registration link if you’re interested! 

 


California Community College Chancellors Office

NEW! Drill down for demographics, financial aid and disadvantaged populations identified as First Generation, Foster Youth, Disabled, and Veterans. For the first time, data for LGBTQIA+ are included.

Student Success Metrics Dashboard

 


In a lyrical talk full of radical imagination, poet Aja Monet and community organizer Phillip Agnew share the story of how they fell in love and what they’ve learned about the powerful connection between great social movements and meaningful art. Journey to Smoke Signals Studio in Miami, their home and community art space where they’re creating a refuge for neighbors and creators — and imagining a new answer to distraction, anger and anxiety.

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

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


College of Extended and International Education

Online Effective College Teaching

Course Starts February 19

The Community College Teaching Certificate is a graduate-level program that provides a course of study for those seeking to prepare for a career in community college teaching. This program is also designed to serve working professionals in the field who are seeking career advancement. The program offers a well-rounded learning experience based on theory blended with a teaching practicum.

GED 548 | Effective College Teaching — February 19 (online)

3 units | Course Number: 23350

Study of research, theory, and practices associated with teaching and learning processes within the community college system. Topics include course planning and organization, student diversity, teaching and student retention, and instructional technology.

Info at https://www.csudh.edu/ceie/Community-College-Teaching/index 

To register for classes, call 310-243-3741.

For questions, email learn@csudh.edu or call 310-243-2075.

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s professional development programming, resources, and events.

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- February 11-17

Remember we celebrate President’s Days this Friday, February 15 & Monday, February 18. SCHOOL CLOSED.

Please complete the PD Week/Convocation survey if you have not already participated. As you know, effective feedback provides way for effective planning, development, and implementation. Thank you!

Please complete the PD Week/Convocation survey if you haven’t already participated. As you know, effective feedback provides way for effective planning, development, and implementation. Thank you!

Professional Development Activities SCC- Professional Development/Flex Week & Convocation Spring 2019, Survey

Equity Professional Development Presentations & Convocation Recordings

Part 1, Welcome, by Norman Lorenz, President Michael Gutierrez, Equity Keynote, Dr. J. Luke Wood

Part 2, Introduction of Panel on Equity, Debra Crumpton, with Panel Discussion with J. Luke Wood, Michael Gutierrez, Lisa Gunderson, Khalid White, Nzingha Dugas, and Margarita Berta-Avila 

Chancellor King’s Post Convocation Spring 2019 Message

Equity Presentations

Dr. J. Luke Wood, Keynote on Equity

Dr. Frank Harris, Equitizing Guided Pathways

Dr. Lisa Gunderson, Collegial Consultation and Race Conversations, Coming Soon!

Ms. Nzingha Dugas, Educating and Serving African American Students

Dr. Khalid White, Advancing Equity

SCC Equity Framework

 


Here are this week’s calendar of main campus and Cultural Awareness Center events:

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

Helpful hints for planning and beginning the semester are located here:

Teaching Checklists for the beginning, middle, and end of the semester

 


New Workforce Data Presentation

Kathy Booth, CCC State Chancellor’s Office

SCC STUDENT DATA TO SUPPORT GUIDED PATHWAYS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

California community colleges have undertaken significant improvement efforts in the areas of completion, equity, basic skills, and career education.  Still, when we examine key indicators of success the numbers have not moved significantly and equity gaps persist.  This workshop will provide an opportunity to review and analyze SCC student data and brainstorm with our peers on how guided pathways and equity initiatives will enable more students to reach their personal and professional goals.

Presented by: Kathy Booth, Senior Research Associate, West Ed

 


Video of the Week

Cornerstone Learning

Build a culture of learning and development with the best LMS for employee learning and development. For more information about professional development using Cornerstone, see the California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.

 


Planning Ahead 

3CSN logo

Campus Teams Are Invited to Apply for 3CSN’s Leadership Community of Practice for
Infusing Growth Mindset & Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives

3CSN is launching a Leadership Community of Practice (LCoP) in 2018-19 for Infusing Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives. This LCoP brings together college teams to network, explore, conceptualize and develop campus infusion plans into College Change Initiatives such as Guided Pathways, AB 705, Equity, BSI, SSSP, and College Promise. Participating teams will engage in the Institute, organized into three in-person meetings: a two-day gathering and a one-day follow-up event over the course of the semester.

The SRCPD office may be able to help with financing the group. Here is the registration link if you’re interested! 

 


Article of the Week

Big Think

Agnes Igoyo

My childhood was deadly. Education saved me.

With encouragement from parents, a child can bloom in their education.

 


California Community College Chancellors Office

NEW! Drill down for demographics, financial aid and disadvantaged populations identified as First Generation, Foster Youth, Disabled, and Veterans. For the first time, data for LGBTQIA+ are included.

Student Success Metrics Dashboard

 


Quote of the week

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

Cultural Assumptions and Stereotypes

The Work and Risk of Change

“Moving out of our comfort zones, especially when we are already overwhelmed with work, is not easy. The tyranny of the academic workload is such that changing a syllabus that seems to work can upset the delicate balance in our challenging schedules. In already overloaded schedules, we do not need more work. The risk of changing something that seems to be working is that we may adopt teaching strategies that end up failing. Yet the risk also presents opportunities for trying new things and enhancing student learning. New pedagogies may be uncomfortable for students who are used to feeling at ease in academic environments, and we may receive critique from students as they resist new forms of learning. Learning takes work, yet with peer and instructor involvement in class, the most difficult part of learning—learning for understanding—can be achieved in collaboration with others. Students do better adopting new styles along with us when they have their own buy-in for new learning processes (Smith, 2008). Over time and with purposeful sharing of learning road maps with our students, conditions improve, yet the beginning can be difficult especially for those with less experience using relational skills.”

Chávez, Alicia Fedelina. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching (Kindle Location 2653). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Have a great week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Kirk Sosa, Dean, IT/SRC

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of February 11, 2019

The week of February 18, 2019

The week of February 25, 2019

The week of March 04, 2019

 


Community of Care, Student Intervention:

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

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

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

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

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

Community College Research Center

Welcome to CCRC’s January 2019 newsletter! In this edition, you’ll find an overview of developmental education reforms, insights from a researcher who helped rebuild the education system of post-conflict Afghanistan, and more. 

Supporting Adjunct Faculty Members
Multiple Measures Assessment
New Insights for Guided Pathways
Research on Developmental Education
Global Perspective and Education Work
Student Completion Data

 


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Do Racial Epithets Have Any Place in the Classroom? A Professor’s Suspension Sparks That Debate

After a professor at Augsburg University was suspended for using a slur from a James Baldwin essay, academics are torn on how far academic freedom should extend.

 

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

Role Play Gives Students Valuable Pre-Practicum Experiences

In today’s college practicum experiences, it is sometimes quite difficult for students to find quality field or clinical placements to log hours of pre-professional experiences. Hospitals, clinics, and school districts maintain busy schedules and are not always willing to allow interns into their facilities to practice their professional skills on an ongoing basis.

 

Why Are We So Quick to Judge Our Students?

I once had a student who missed numerous classes and assignments. Whenever I approached him about it, he would deny that he had missed anything. He’d insist that he had been present or handed in the assignment, and that I…

 

Class Discussion: From Blank Stares to True Engagement

Thirty years of research in the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education have demonstrated that when students are engaged in the classroom, they learn more (Pascarella and Terezini 1991, 2005). Classroom discussion is likely the most commonly used strategy for actively engaging students. Whether it is a seminar course centered on discussion or a lecture punctuated by moments of interaction with students, discussion is likely second only to lecture as the most frequently used pedagogical strategy.

 


Video Resources

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Matthieu Ricard

The habits of happiness

What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.

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

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


College of Extended and International Education

Online Effective College Teaching

Course Starts February 19

The Community College Teaching Certificate is a graduate-level program that provides a course of study for those seeking to prepare for a career in community college teaching. This program is also designed to serve working professionals in the field who are seeking career advancement. The program offers a well-rounded learning experience based on theory blended with a teaching practicum.

GED 548 | Effective College Teaching — February 19 (online)

3 units | Course Number: 23350

Study of research, theory, and practices associated with teaching and learning processes within the community college system. Topics include course planning and organization, student diversity, teaching and student retention, and instructional technology.

Info at https://www.csudh.edu/ceie/Community-College-Teaching/index 

To register for classes, call 310-243-3741.

For questions, email learn@csudh.edu or call 310-243-2075.

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s professional development programming, resources, and events.

Please complete the PD Week/Convocation survey if you haven’t already participated. We have extended it through Friday, February 8th! Thank you!

Professional Development Activities SCC- Professional Development/Flex Week & Convocation Spring 2019, Survey

Equity Professional Development Presentations & Convocation Recordings

Part 1, Welcome, by Norman Lorenz, President Michael Gutierrez, Equity Keynote, Dr. J. Luke Wood

Part 2, Introduction of Panel on Equity, Debra Crumpton, with Panel Discussion with J. Luke Wood, Michael Gutierrez, Lisa Gunderson, Khalid White, Nzingha Dugas, and Margarita Berta-Avila 

Equity Presentations

Dr. J. Luke Wood, Keynote on Equity

Dr. Frank Harris, Equitizing Guided Pathways

Dr. Lisa Gunderson, Collegial Consultation and Race Conversations, Coming Soon!

Ms. Nzingha Dugas, Educating and Serving African American Students

Dr. Khalid White, Advancing Equity

SCC Equity Framework

 


Here are this weeks calendar of events for:

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- February 4-10

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

Helpful hints for planning and beginning the semester are located here:

Teaching Checklists for the beginning, middle, and end of the semester

 


Video of the Week

The Hope Center

Too many students leave college without credentials because life, logistics, and a lack of money got in the way. These #RealCollege students are the new majority, but they are often ignored. The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice is home to an action research team using rigorous research to drive innovative practice, evidence-based policymaking, and effective communications to support #RealCollege students.

Struggles Many Students Face

 


Planning Ahead 

3CSN logo

Campus Teams Are Invited to Apply for 3CSN’s Leadership Community of Practice for
Infusing Growth Mindset & Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives

3CSN is launching a Leadership Community of Practice (LCoP) in 2018-19 for Infusing Growth Mindset and Habits of Mind into College Change Initiatives. This LCoP brings together college teams to network, explore, conceptualize and develop campus infusion plans into College Change Initiatives such as Guided Pathways, AB 705, Equity, BSI, SSSP, and College Promise. Participating teams will engage in the Institute, organized into three in-person meetings: a two-day gathering and a one-day follow-up event over the course of the semester.

The SRCPD office may be able to help with financing the group. Here is the registration link if you’re interested! 

 


Article of the Week

Better data (and common sense) can end police brutality

How activism has led to better data regarding police brutality.

 


California Community College Chancellors Office

NEW! Drill down for demographics, financial aid and disadvantaged populations identified as First Generation, Foster Youth, Disabled, and Veterans. For the first time, data for LGBTQIA+ are included.

Student Success Metrics Dashboard

 


Quote of the week

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

Cultural Assumptions and Stereotypes

“As we reflect on culture and teaching and learn more about our students, we might become uncomfortable with our unexamined assumptions about them, including the coded language sometimes used (e.g., “coddling,” “not college material,” “entitled millennials,” “underprepared”). Engaging in an ongoing process of systematically examining and understanding our assumptions about students can not only feel freeing, but also allow us to see how these assumptions affect our teaching and student learning. Then we can purposefully make choices to continue or transform various teaching practices and develop in our work with students. Working more insightfully with students who annoy us, for example, may uncover long-held assumptions and stereotypes about cultural others, an often painful discovery. Like the previous challenge, this kind of observation, identification, and reflection allows us to make purposeful choices to face and confront these assumptions and stereotypes.

Chávez, Alicia Fedelina. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching (Kindle Location 2649). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Have a great week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Kirk Sosa, Dean, IT/SRC

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of February 4, 2019

The week of February 11, 2019

The week of February 18, 2019

The week of February 25, 2019

 


Community of Care, Student Intervention:

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

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

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

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

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

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are You Assigning Too Much Reading? Or Just Too Much Boring Reading?

Let’s cut to the chase: Most of my students are not doing much of the course reading. Increasingly frustrated by that, I decided this year to ask them why.

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

Multiple Perspective Assessment: Self, Peer, and Teacher

A college student opens the double doors and walks into a large conference room full of 65 long tables, set end-to-end and stacked six rows deep. Taking it all in, he asks his classmate, “How do we know where to put our projects?” before realizing large instructions with randomly assigned locations are projected up on the screen for all to see. He carefully places his project down onto spot #45, along with his required “Executive Summary,” a two-page document that provides his self-assessment and rationale about why he chose his project, what class content it caused him to research and learn more deeply, and how his project directly helped fulfill the four overall stated course outcomes.

 


Video Resources

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Ruby Sales

How we can start to heal the pain of racial division

“Where does it hurt?” It’s a question that activist and educator Ruby Sales has traveled the US asking, looking deeply at the country’s legacy of racism and searching for sources of healing. In this moving talk, she shares what she’s learned, reflecting on her time as a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement and offering new thinking on pathways to racial justice.

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

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


SCUDH Online Teach Logo

Online Effective College Teaching

Course Starts February 19

The Community College Teaching Certificate is a graduate-level program that provides a course of study for those seeking to prepare for a career in community college teaching. This program is also designed to serve working professionals in the field who are seeking career advancement. The program offers a well-rounded learning experience based on theory blended with a teaching practicum.

GED 548 | Effective College Teaching — February 19 (online)

3 units | Course Number: 23350

Study of research, theory, and practices associated with teaching and learning processes within the community college system. Topics include course planning and organization, student diversity, teaching and student retention, and instructional technology.

Info at https://www.csudh.edu/ceie/Community-College-Teaching/index 

To register for classes, call 310-243-3741.

For questions, email learn@csudh.edu or call 310-243-2075.

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership

Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:

Here are this week’s professional development programming, resources, and events. Please note we have released the recordings along with the survey for the Spring 2019 Professional Development week and Convocation. With regard to the survey, it is essential to here from “everyone” that attended! It is important to hear from all roles across campus! Please see the survey invitation below by clicking and providing your feedback.

Please complete the survey by Thursday,  January 31st! Thank you in advance!

Professional Development Activities SCC- Professional Development/Flex Week & Convocation Spring 2019, Survey

Equity Convocation Presentation Recordings

Part 1

Part 2

 


Here are this weeks calendar of events for:

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- January 28-February 4

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Helpful hints for planning and beginning the semester are located here:

Teaching Checklists for the beginning, middle, and end of the semester

 


Video of the Week

The Hope Center

Too many students leave college without credentials because life, logistics, and a lack of money got in the way. These #RealCollege students are the new majority, but they are often ignored. The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice is home to an action research team using rigorous research to drive innovative practice, evidence-based policymaking, and effective communications to support #RealCollege students.

 


Article of the Week

Flipping the Paradigm

Why We Need Training-based Pathways to the Bachelor’s Degree and How to Build Them

 

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office: Basic Needs Survey Report

At colleges throughout the country, there is a rapidly growing awareness of the serious challenges that students face meeting basic needs.


Quote of the week

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

Personal Challenges of Culturally Engaged Teaching

“The following are a few of the challenges of transforming our teaching to facilitate learning across cultures. The challenges of teaching across cultures are partly rooted in the whole enterprise—in the discomfort of learning about culture; designing, teaching, and interacting across cultures; learning to practice in different ways; and then continually trying new approaches. Working Through Emotion and Discomfort As faculty, we are accustomed to feeling knowledgeable, and addressing cultural differences sometimes makes us feel ignorant or embarrassed about what we previously did not know. When we are able to reframe this as part of our continual learning and professional development as teachers, we are likely to alleviate much of this feeling and move forward toward greater culturally engaged and adept teaching. Teaching with an eye to culture sometimes raises negative emotions for faculty and students; learning theorists report that negative emotion has a great causal influence on cognitive and affective avoidant behavior (Hender-Giller, 2011). To prevent this avoidance, which is a deterrent to learning, faculty can increase the level of support they offer students. Faculty can also reach out to supportive colleagues to process these emotions and to strategize collaboratively. Keep in mind that examining emotions, whether positive or negative, can be a powerful tool to enhance understanding and begin moving in more effective directions with our teaching.”

 

Chávez, Alicia Fedelina. Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching (Kindle Location 2635). Stylus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Have a great week!

Cordially,

Norman Lorenz, Coordinator, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development

Kirk Sosa, Dean, IT/SRC

Tyler Wyckoff, Staff Resource Center Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CALENDAR RELATED INFORMATION:

Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of January 28, 2019

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

GROWTH MINDSET WORKSHOP

The week of February 4, 2019

 


IN THE NEWS:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

ADMISSIONS & STUDENT AID

Why Colleges May Be Chasing the Wrong Numbers to Enroll More Low-Income Students

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.

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Faculty Focus

Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World (an Excerpt)

When we in the academy state that we desire our students to be whole, I believe we mean that we want them to leave college capable of achieving their full human potential to shape and reshape the world—and themselves. Indeed,…

 


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