Professional Development Activities & Resources Database

The Staff Resource Center offers professional development through a variety of resources.  This database provides a compilation of these resources in multiple types.

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    • A 360 Degree Approach to Student Equity & Success, Part 2: Implementation of Student Success & Support and Student Equity in the College Environment - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by the Student Success Academy. The focus is to promote the culture of a horizontal, interdisciplinary campus community. This discussion will be, in many ways, a continuation of the student success charrette conversations, as part of an ongoing professional development program with an interdivisional focus on student success.
    • A Band* of Flippers: Flipped Classrooms - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Dianne Bennett, Paul DeGennaro, Donald Button, and Norm Lorenz. We invite you to join us for a round table discussion about how biology, chemistry, graphic communication, and early & elementary teacher education preparation courses are incorporating the flipped format into our courses.
    • A Checklist for Transformative Leaders

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Higher-education transformation, which is essential if colleges and universities are to survive in the 21st century, relies on transformative presidential leadership. Twenty-seven years ago, Judy B. Rosener, now a professor emerita in the business school at the University of California at Irvine, wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review that differentiated between "transactional" leadership and "transformative" leadership. The distinction is just as important today as it was then.
    • A Conversation with Riad Bahhur about the SCC International Studies Program

      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 21, 2015. Presented by Riad Bahhur. Did you know that the SCC International Studies Program (ISP) is unique in the Los Rios Community College District? Join ISP Coordinator Riad Bahhur for a brief history and overview of the International Studies Program, its relationship to the other programs in the college, and engage in a conversation about ISP's programs and ideas for future directions.
    • A Discussion with Helen Mudora, Executive Director, Association of Media Women of Kenya

      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Join us for a discussion with Helen Mudora, Executive Director, Association of Media Women of Kenya (AMWIK). Helen Mudora earned her MA in Women and Gender Studies in 2008 from San Francisco State University as a Ford Foundation Fellow. She has served as Executive Director of NGOs working on behalf of the disabled in Kenya, and now is Executive Director of AMWIK.
    • A Guide to Reporting Program Student Learning Outcomes (ProLOs) - Fall 2014 Flex

      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by SLOAC Committee Members. This workshop will feature the latest updates on reporting program student learning outcomes (ProLOs). It is intended for faculty, managers, and classified staff.
    • A Learning Community: Umoja-SBA

      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Feb. 18, 2014. Umoja-SBA (pronounced 'say-bah') is a community of leaders committed to enhancing achievement and supporting personal growth and development of students with a focus on African Diaspora culture.
    • A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt

      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      A couple of little-noticed legislative tweaks to a small, obscure loan repayment program — revisions made under two very different presidents — appear to have created the conditions for far-reaching changes in how a college education is bought and paid for. The result may make it much easier for students to get out from under their debts.
    • A Review of OER Research

      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free, open webinar: A Review of OER Research.
    • A Student Engagement Model: A Flipped Classroom Model Using Montessori Pedagogical Instructional Strategies in a Five Step Process of Course Delivery for Implications On Student Success (Flex Thursday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. Imagine students in charge of their own Learning? This workshop provides a look at instructional styles and practices using a 5 step process that illustrates a flipped classroom model. The presenter will use the Montessori pedagogical principles for higher education and share implications about the community college student success rate of student retention, participation and completion based on the use of D2L in a face to face/web-enhanced classroom environment design.
    • A Study of Returning Women Students: Insights for Classroom Practice and Student Support PART I: Supporting Student Success in the Inter-generational Classroom

      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. This workshop is PART I of a three part series that will present findings from a recent qualitative case study of seven women who have gone back to school. PART I will focus on understanding the experiences of older women students in an inter-generational classroom.
    • A Study of Returning Women Students: Insights for Classroom Practice and Student Support PARTS II & III: College Writing as the Epicenter of Student Success & Reflections on Justice: Cornerstone Moments for Student Success

      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Online
      PLEASE COMPLETE (LINKED) ONLINE WORKSHOP EVALUATION FORM. This workshop is PART II of a three part series that will present findings from a recent qualitative case study of seven women who have gone back to school.
    • A Values Clarification Workshop. What Do I Value? Peace, Wealth, Leisure…..?

      06/2015
      Flex/PD - Summer
      July 22, 2015. Presented by Chris Torres and Sharlene Tran. Presented by Chris Torres and Sharlene Tran. Come to this fun and interactive workshop if you are interested in learning more about you own values and the influence they have in your everyday decisions.
    • A Walk through LGBT History: Historical Walking Tour of Lavender Heights - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Gayle Pitman. Come join us for a fascinating glimpse into Sacramento LGBT history! Local historian William Burg will lead a historical walking tour through the Lavender Heights section of midtown Sacramento.
    • A ‘New Normal’ in STEM Teaching?

      10/2017
      Articles and Publications
      AAU wanted to improve science education beyond an instructor-by-instructor basis. Five years on, a major initiative piloted on eight campuses seems to be working.
    • AB 288 - Dual Enrollment

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Ginni May, President, Los Rios Academic Senate, Richard Yang, Interim Dean, Counseling, and Gabriel Meehan, Associate Vice President, Instruction. AB 288 allows dual enrollment between high schools and community college for students to obtain college credit while in high school. LRCCD has begun a work group and feedback from each campus is being collected. This will be an informal discussion of the background of AB 288 with ideas and feedback from all constituent groups.
    • AB 86 Legislation Update (CAERC: Capital Adult Ed Regional Consortium) (Flex Thursday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. AB86 will re-fund adult education in California. CAERC has put together committees in order to give a faculty voice to “how” this funding is allocated. This workshop will review the process we went through, the recommendations we have made at the CAERC Summits I and II, and what the implications of AB 86 are.
    • Absence Reporting (Under New AB 1522 Legislation)

      07/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. District Office will be on campus to go over Classified Temps, Student Help, Substitutes, Classified and Certificated Staff absence reporting.
    • Academic Freedom

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Annette Barfield.
    • Accessibility in D2L (Summer 2015)

      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Hands-on workshop. Learn best practices for building accessible files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web content in D2L, and PDFs). Bring your word and PDF documents and you will leave with at least two accessible documents.
    • Accessibility in D2L - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Hands-on workshop. Learn best practices for building accessible files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web content in D2L, and PDFs). Bring your word and PDF documents and you will leave with at least two accessible documents.
    • Accreditation Visit: OMG! What if They Ask Me a Question?? - Summer 2015

      08/2015
      Flex/PD - Summer
      The accreditation team is coming in October. What does that mean? What is accreditation? What is an accreditation visit? Who will be on the team? How will the visit affect my work? What are they looking for? What might they ask us? Learn about accreditation as a process and the role you may play this fall. Join us to learn more about accreditation in general and the upcoming visit in particular.
    • ACES New - Campus safety

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The goal of the A.C.E.S. (Action Coordinators for Emergency Survival) program is to create an organized process for building evacuation in the event of an emergency.
    • ACES Refresher - Campus Safety

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The goal of the A.C.E.S. (Action Coordinators for Emergency Survival) program is to create an organized process for building evacuation in the event of an emergency.
    • Active Learning: Surmounting the Challenges in a Large Class

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      “Enabling interaction in a large class seems an insurmountable task.” That’s the observation of a group of faculty members in the math and physics department at the University of Queensland. It’s a feeling shared by many faculty committed to active learning who face classes enrolling 200 students or more. How can you get and keep students engaged in these large, often required courses that build knowledge foundations in our disciplines?
    • Active Shooter I Training

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      This goal of the LRPD Active Shooter Response training program is to provide participants with specific preparation and tools they can use if they should be faced with an active shooter in any environment as well as an understanding of what to expect from law enforcement during a critical incident response and an overview of previous active shooter events.
    • Add Skeptical Inquiry to Clean Living

      02/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Striving for a balanced, well-examined life is invaluable. Kudos to colleges that offer programs encouraging students to do so. Kudos also to the students who commit to living in a healthy way and to investigating scientific as well as philosophical reasons for doing it.
    • Adjunct Insecurity

      01/2015
      Articles and Publications
      How a small group of temporary employees got the U. of Memphis to walk back a plan to kick them off Social Security.
    • Advanced D2L - Spring 2016 Flex

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Sheley Little. This workshop will show faculty how to map a Course Syllabus and Outline to D2L using Content, News items, Discussion Boards and Quizzes. The workshop will also review using Dropbox and the Classlist.
    • Advancing Equity - Presentation by Dr. Khalid White

      01/2019
      Articles and Publications
      Power Point presentation from Dr. Khalid White's Advancing Equity workshop held January 17, 2019.
    • Affirming the Student Success Underground

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      As institutions seek to advance their student success agendas, they should consider the insights of longtime -- yet often overlooked -- veterans in the field.
    • Affordable Textbook Alternatives

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Antonio López.How can you save students money by adopting OER (open educational resources) or by using other strategies such as permitting older editions? This workshop aims to help you find an alternative to high textbook costs for your students.
    • All Roads Lead to Transfer

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Shannon Gilley. Students have so many options today on transferring to a university/college. Find out what those options are, how students can gain information about those options, and where students can begin their research. This workshop will review ADTs, UC TAGs, UCLA TAP, HTCC, HBCU Guarantees, WUE, AICCUs and more.
    • An Approach for Helping Quiet Students Find Their Voices

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      “I’m afraid I’ll be the only one to think my thoughts, that no one else will see it the way I do. I don’t want to be wrong.”That was the response by a student to a comment I made asking him to consider participating more in class discussions. The conversation took place one day after class toward the end of the 2017 spring semester when he asked me to sign an academic progress report. He was a good student and submitted quality papers on a timely basis. Yet, while he paid attention to my lectures and everyone’s remarks in class, he rarely spoke.
    • An Executive Summary

      03/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Welcome to our second annual Trends Report. The past year has seen plenty of upheaval in higher education — student protests over racial inequality, controversies over free speech and so-called trigger warnings, rising complaints over the handling of campus sexual-assault cases, scandals involving academic research, questions about the value of a degree, and more. Look at some of the words that describe this year’s trends: "beware," "productivity," "reactive," "scrutiny," and "survive." If there’s a pattern here (or a meta-trend?), it’s that higher education continues to be on the defensive, under growing pressure to respond to critics on and off campus. To stay ahead of their critics, college leaders need to stay ahead of the curve. We hope The Trends Report can help.
    • An Exploration of Student Excuses

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      I once received a call from a student who told me that he could not make the next day’s exam because he was in jail. He was wondering if he could make it up after he got out. I guess he got his one phone call and used it to call his professor.
    • Another Publisher Expands OER Footprint

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Macmillan Learning will offer low-cost digital textbook bundles in 16 gen-ed courses, joining experiments that drive down prices for students (and potentially profits for publishers).
    • Apple Devices: Tips and Tricks

      09/2019
      Articles and Publications
      Tips and Tricks for Apple Devices!
    • Apply the Online Education Initiative (OEI) developed Course Design Rubric to Your Online Courses (Flex Thursday)

      01/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. In this workshop you will implement the Online Education Initiative (OEI) developed Course Design Rubric to your online courses. Or, if you have not yet taught online, but are interested, come and learn some best practices! Developed by the ODI's Professional Development Work Group, the rubric promotes high quality learning and conforms to important online course and program regulations such as the California Code of Regulations and Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act. Your facilitator has been through a two-day training on implementation of the rubric and is currently serving as a reviewer for courses seeking approval by the OEI. The rubric consists of 14 standards within four major components: course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support.
    • Apply the Online Education Initiative (OEI) developed Course Design Rubric to Your Online Courses - 508 Checklist

      01/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      508 Checklist. In this workshop you will implement the Online Education Initiative (OEI) developed Course Design Rubric to your online courses. Or, if you have not yet taught online, but are interested, come and learn some best practices! Developed by the ODI's Professional Development Work Group, the rubric promotes high quality learning and conforms to important online course and program regulations such as the California Code of Regulations and Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act. Your facilitator has been through a two-day training on implementation of the rubric and is currently serving as a reviewer for courses seeking approval by the OEI. The rubric consists of 14 standards within four major components: course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support.
    • Apply the Online Education Initiative (OEI) developed Course Design Rubric to Your Online Courses - WCAG Checklist

      01/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      WCAG Checklist. In this workshop you will implement the Online Education Initiative (OEI) developed Course Design Rubric to your online courses. Or, if you have not yet taught online, but are interested, come and learn some best practices! Developed by the ODI's Professional Development Work Group, the rubric promotes high quality learning and conforms to important online course and program regulations such as the California Code of Regulations and Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act. Your facilitator has been through a two-day training on implementation of the rubric and is currently serving as a reviewer for courses seeking approval by the OEI. The rubric consists of 14 standards within four major components: course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support.
    • As jobs require more technological skills, so do educators

      09/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Classrooms don't look like they used to. Baby boomers who enter an elementary school class today would likely feel like they have entered the world of the Jetsons.
    • As Scientists Speak Out About Science, Women and Young Scholars Lead the Way

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Loud noises are emanating from the laboratory these days, but they’re declamations, not explosions. This month scientists and other advocates for science assembled in cities around the country for the second annual March for Science. The organizers called on people to march for "a future where science is fully embraced in public life and policy."
    • Associate Degree for Transfer - Do they really work? - Fall 2014 Flex

      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 21, 2014. Presented by Shannon Gilley & Richard Yang. Learn about the newest transfer programs on campus. Understand more of the Transfer Process.
    • At Educause, Talk About Librarians’ Changing Role

      03/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Justin Sipher, vice president for libraries and information technology at St. Lawrence University, says the librarian’s job used to be about helping people find information. Now the job is more about qualifying information, to help students and others understand what is true and what is false. The Chronicle’s Scott Carlson talked to Mr. Sipher about the importance of librarians in these politically fraught times.
    • Audio Reflection Assignments Help Students Develop Metacognitive Skills

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      From the bold honors student to the timid learner in the back row, reflection can help students become more aware of themselves as learners. But because we often rely on writing as the primary mode of metacognitive reflection, some students, especially those who struggle with college-level writing, may not experience the full cognitive benefits of reflection. For such students, the stress of writing can compromise their focus on reflection.
    • Avoid Email Overload (Flex Thursday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. Are you overwhelmed by your email? Are there hundreds of messages in your in box? Learn a few strategies that you can use to manage your email.