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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 main/cultural awareness center events.

Professional Development Activities SCC Spring 2019- May 13-19

Main Events

Cultural Awareness Center Events


Video of the Week

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

Articles of the Week


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

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


The New York Times

Math Teachers Should Be More Like Football Coaches

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


Interesting Engineering, SCIENCE/PHYSICS

How To Enhance Your Problem-Solving Ability in Physics

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


Quote of the week

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

Daily Introspections

Invite a Student for Deeper Conversation

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

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool

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

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


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

Kimberly McDaniel, Associate Vice President, Equity and Student Services

Tyler Wyckoff, SRCPD, Assistant

Working Together, Pursuing Excellence and Inspiring Achievement!



Professional Development College Wide and Online

The week of May 13, 2019

The week of May 20, 2019

Final Exam Schedule

Fall 2019 Professional Development and Convocation

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


Community of Care, Student Intervention:

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

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

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

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

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



Center for Urban Education

Feature: How Implicit Bias Creates Racial Inequity

Embedding equity-mindedness and race consciousness in institutional planning

SEPIs (Student Equity Planning Institutes)

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

The Center for Urban Education, Classroom Observation Tool


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rolling With a Changing Industry

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


Attention Sacramento City College Library Users!

Your SCC Library has current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the shelves.  Find the journal in the Periodicals section on the second floor of the Library.  Librarians will also email* selected articles to you at your request. Contact a Librarian – chat, email, or phone.

*via Library access to the digital edition


Faculty Focus

Footnote, Endnote, Thank-you Notes

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


A New Twist on End-of-Semester Evaluations

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


Desirable Difficulties in Convenient Coursework

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


Inside Higher Education

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



Cornerstone Learning

Professional Development Online

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

Here’s a list of the recent information:

Teaching with Technology

AB 705: Corequisite Support in California’s Community Colleges

Data Coaching for Guided Pathways Development


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


California Community College Chancellors Office

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

Student Success Metrics Dashboard


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Monique W. Morris

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

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

Dan Gilbert

The Surprising science of happiness

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


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

Newest Talks
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