Staff Resource Center for Professional Development & Educational Leadership
Dear Sacramento City College Colleagues:
Greetings SCC colleagues!
This week of December 9-15, professional development focuses on virtual workshops and current trends and issues across education in the form of podcasts and research articles:
- Professional Development Online, California Community College Chancellor’s Office website, Vision Resource Center.
You can also see a sneak preview of January 13-17 & Convocation planning.
See the calendar of events below.
Quote of the week
Start with Why
“Let the beauty we love be what we do.”
See the SCC Equity Framework for more information
The week of December 9-15, 2019
The week of December 16-20, 2019
The week of January 13-17, 2020
Click on the Vision Resource Center for virtual professional development workshops
Videos of the Week
Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like, says actor, director and activist America Ferrera. Tracing the contours of her career, she calls for more authentic representation of different cultures in media — and a shift in how we tell our stories. “Presence creates possibility,” she says. “Who we see thriving in the world teaches us how to see ourselves, how to think about our own value, how to dream about our futures.”
Podcast of the Week
For years, George Loewenstein’s exercise routine involved running up a steep hill. As he made it to the top of the peak, all he could think about was the pain. But once he reached the top, it was as if he was struck with amnesia. That pain, he says, “was all forgotten within maybe 10, 20 seconds.”
Real Clear Policy
In 2013, Oxford University’s Martin Programme on Technology and Employment examined more than 700 occupations’ probability of being replaced by automation — and found that 47% of jobs in America were at high risk. This is one of the most cited studies on automation (often referred to as the Oxford Study) and authors Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne’s findings have sparked ongoing debate among employers, policymakers, and pundits.
Inside Higher Education
The latest report from the National Student Clearinghouse finds completion rates still rising across all sectors in higher education, but with a slowing pace.
Lecturing is one of the most traditional methods of teaching in higher education. On any given day, there are hundreds of lectures being delivered in classrooms across college campuses. Lecture, as a method to impart knowledge, is commonly accepted in most institutions and is regarded as an effective instructional method in a wide array of disciplines. Despite this commonly used instructional method, the curve of forgetting suggests that lecturing in isolation is one of the most ineffective instructional methods when it comes to retention of information and long-term student academic success.
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
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.
To read the full posts, log in using your Vision Resource Center username and password, and click on Browse for Training.
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!