Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
Greetings SCC colleagues!
This week of November 25- December 1, please submit your professional development workshop for January PD Week & Convocation by November 27th. Professional development focuses this week on virtual workshops:
- Professional Development Online, California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.
- If you did not turn in your “Faculty Flex Obligation form“, please do so. It was due to your dean’s office by November 15.
See the calendar of events below.
On behalf of the Staff Resource Center for Professional Development, we invite you to consider submitting and/or requesting Professional Development & Flex, the week of January 13-17, for Spring 2020. The theme is “Student Success”. Once again, the SCC Equity Framework can assist in emphasizing capacity building. As the college continues to focus on training and development related to teaching, learning, and service, while strengthening and demonstrating student success and support, the SRC and its partner initiatives of Student Equity, Student Success and Support, Hispanic Serving Institute, SAGE & SESI/STEM, Guided Pathways, and Achieve The Dream, ATD (ATD Model- Building Core Capacities) request your proposals for professional development. We seek workshops and professional development events related to district initiatives, college/division/department, and unit/program/resource plans that address campus wide goals and objectives.
We look forward to your proposal submissions! Webinar options may also be submitted. After gathering the complete information on this Proposal/request form, you will be contacted to set up and schedule the event. Please complete a separate form for either the “Proposal for a workshop/event I would like to organize/facilitate” and/or “Request for a professional development workshop/event”.
Quote of the week
Our Need for Human Contact
“Train yourself to be present, when you are with a person, be with the person fully.”
By Ellen Drolette, “Sustaining High Staff Morale”
See the SCC Equity Framework for more information
The week of November 25- December 1, 2019
The week of December 2-8, 2019
The week of December 9-15, 2019
The week of December 16-20, 2019
Click on the Vision Resource Center for virtual professional development workshops
Videos of the Week
Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it’s impossible to make a perfect choice every time. But there are many ways to improve our chances — and one particularly effective technique is critical thinking. Samantha Agoos describes a 5-step process that may help you with any number of problems. [Directed by Nick Hilditch, narrated by Addison Anderson].
Podcast of the Week
America’s top public universities, known as flagships, are generally the most well-resourced public universities in their respective states — think the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor or the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. They’re rigorous schools, and many were built on federal land grants meant to serve the “industrial classes.” Today, only four public flagship universities are affordable for students from low-income families, according to a report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
The Harvard Review, November Issue, 2019
The experiment proves that when it comes to taking in new information, you could be benefitting from active learning more than you think.
Regardless of one’s academic discipline or the courses that we teach, college faculty members share a responsibility to prepare our students for success in our courses and academic programs, their professional careers, and ultimately, for life in general. While this is a seemingly formidable challenge, it is one that we, as members of the teaching profession, are called to embrace and achieve.
Inside Higher Education
Cultivating such skills is essential for institutions to truly thrive in the current higher education landscape.
Center for Urban Education
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
Research suggests that far more students are referred to developmental education courses than necessary, and that developmental education presents a barrier to students’ success. As a result, many in the field have called for reforms to developmental education to address these challenges.
CSUDH Community College Teaching Certificate
This is a graduate-level program for those seeking to prepare for a career in community college teaching.
Professional Development Online
Build a culture of learning and development with the best LMS for employee learning and development. For more information about professional development using Cornerstone, see the California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.
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Dawna DeMartini, Adam Freas, Jesus Limon Guzman, Norman Lorenz, Coordinators, Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Education Leadership, SRCPD
Kimberly McDaniel, Associate Vice President, Enrollment and Student Services
Tyler Wyckoff, SRCPD, Assistant
Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!