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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California’s 2-Year Colleges Explore a New Accreditation Model05/2016Articles and PublicationsThe community colleges are moving forward with plans to change how they are accredited but not necessarily their accreditor.
Call for Proposals: Leadership in Higher Education Conference05/2016Articles and PublicationsIf you serve in a leadership role on campus, here’s your chance to get involved in a new conference developed just for academic leaders. Brought to you by Magna Publications, producers of Academic Leader newsletter and the Teaching Professor Conference, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference is accepting speaking proposals for its inaugural conference, Oct. 6-8 in Atlanta.
Campus Safety Workshop - Summer 201406/2014Flex/PD - SummerTuesday, July 15, 2014. Presented by Captain Day and Sargent Lampano.
Can a Huge Online College Solve California's Work-force Problems?09/2018Articles and PublicationsJerry Brown, California's governor, has pushed for an online community college to serve adults looking to earn certificates and other workplace credentials.
Can Science's Reproducibility Crisis be Reproduced?03/2016Articles and PublicationsTwo new papers argue that fears about the replicability of scientific research might be overstated. They won’t close the book on the matter, though.
Canvas Spelunkers05/2016Flex/PD - SpringBe among the first at Sacramento City College to explore the depths of the Canvas LMS.As a team we will uncover hidden pitfalls and help chart a clear course for Canvas users to come. The majority of the workshop will focus on exploring how well your courses convert to Canvas from their current D2L format. Together we will document and troubleshoot any issues that arise.Bring your D2L courses, your problem solving skills, and a sense of adventure.
Capitalism isn’t an ideology — it’s an operating system02/2018Articles and PublicationsBhu Srinivasan researches the intersection of capitalism and technological progress. Instead of thinking about capitalism as a firm, unchanging ideology, he suggests that we should think of it as an operating system — one that needs upgrades to keep up with innovation, like the impending take-off of drone delivery services. Learn more about the past and future of the free market (and a potential coming identity crisis for the United States’ version of capitalism) with this quick, forward-thinking talk.
Cardiovascular Health and the Links between Nutrition 300, Biology 430/431/440, and Chemistry 309 - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 21, 2014. Presented by Diane Bennett, Andrea Greenwell, Jessica Coppola, John Polagruto, & Karen Carberry-Goh. Building on the S14 FLEX activity in which we began exploring the links in curriculum between NUTRI 300, BIO 430, 431, 440, and CHEM 309 that are related to cardio health.
Career Advancement Workshop - Summer 201407/2014Flex/PD - SummerWednesday, July 2, 2014. Presented by Yolanda Ramirez.
CCC Technology For Student Success News, August 201709/2017Articles and PublicationsWelcome to the Fall 2017 issue of CCC Technology For Student Success News featuring updates on the latest progress of the Common Assessment Initiative (CAI), Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and Online Education Initiative (OEI).
Change the Narrative on California Community Colleges Advocacy & Policy Conference03/2014Flex/PD - SpringMarch 2 - 3, 2014. Will faculty have a say in budget and legislation?
Changing Lanes: Applying for Full-Time Teaching Positions02/2015Flex/PD - Springre you an adjunct faculty or classified employee looking towards a full-time faculty position? You can become a top contender for a great job! One problem is many teachers who are outstanding faculty members are not experts in applying for and interviewing for these very competitive tenure track teaching jobs.
Changing Lanes: Career Development Opportunities for Individuals in a Classified Role - Fall 201509/2015Flex/PD - FallOctober 23, 2015. Presented by Sandra Belmares. More info TBA.
Changing Lanes: Career Development Opportunities for Individuals in a Classified Role - Summer 201501/2016Flex/PD - SummerAre you a part- or full-time classified employee looking towards growing your career at the college? You can become a top contender for your next great job. One problem is that many people in classified roles have difficult, time-consuming jobs that allow limited opportunities for cross-training and career growth.
Chemistry Department New Faculty Meeting08/2014Flex/PD - FallHere are items that we would like to cover: Introductions, Chemistry Department Philosophy, Chemistry Department Resources and Programs, Supporting Student Success and Involvement, Laboratory Safety Practices, Mandatory Safety Training for New Chemical label Information, Brainstorm for Welcome Social for Chemistry and Biology Majors.
Chemistry Department SLO Analysis01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Dianne Bennett & Linda Nuss. The faculty from the Chemistry Department will meet to compare, contrast and discuss the course SLOs throughout our department course offerings. We will also look at how our course SLOs correlate with the SLOs for the same courses at our sister colleges and our department ProLOs.
Civitas Webinar10/2014Flex/PD - FallOctober 20, 2014. 1:00 - 3:30pm. LRC 105. Civitas develops what is known as “predictive analytics” by taking a vast amount of student data and using it to determine the relative success rates of our various student populations. The hope is that by using the information in a more timely manner, college personnel can tailor more effective programs and practices to targeted student audiences.
CLA Session 5: Present Yourself Well in Writing09/2014Flex/PD - FallPresented by Valerie Carrigan, this interactive workshop, discover the most common writing errors that distract readers and diminish their impression of your skills, learn how to proof your own work with a helpful checklist and packet of resources, and apply them right away in fun activities that will pay off in better written applications and work documents.
Classified Senate 10101/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Monica Souza and Sandra Belmares. Senate 101 will provide insight to promote a stronger Classified constituency involvement. The role of Classified participation in governance and leadership will be discussed as well as strategies for team, committee, and Senate building. Classified Senate 101 will provide insight to promote a stronger Classified constituency involvement. The role of Classified participation in governance and leadership will be discussed as well as strategies for team, committee, and Senate building.
Classified Staff Retreat04/2014Flex/PD - SpringApril 16, 2014: 8am-4pm. 22nd Annual Classified Retreat! Change Begins With You: Participatory Governance. The retreat focuses on your role in shared governance, team-building, self-improvement, communication, and the daily work environment.
Clear Criteria: A Good Way to Improve Participation03/2016Articles and PublicationsI continue to be impressed by the need for teachers to clarify common aspects of instruction instead of assuming that students’ understanding of what they entail are the same as ours. Participation is a good example. How often is it defined in the course syllabus? How often is it characterized beyond the basics when it’s discussed at the beginning of the course or at different times throughout the semester? We do probably agree on the essentials—questions, answers, and comments—but much more than that is needed if classroom interaction is to realize its potential as a student engagement strategy. Here’s an example of the degree of clarification I think we should be after…
Cleo Wade at TEDWomen 2017 - Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care01/2018Articles and PublicationsArtist and poet Cleo Wade recites a moving poem about being an advocate for love and acceptance in a time when both seem in short supply. Woven between stories of people at the beginning and end of their lives, she shares some truths about growing up (and speaking up) and reflects on the wisdom of a life well-lived, leaving us with a simple yet enduring takeaway: be good to yourself, be good to others, be good to the earth. "The world will say to you, 'Be a better person,'" Wade says. "Do not be afraid to say, 'Yes.'"
Club Advisor Connection05/2016Flex/PD - FallPresented by Kim Beyrer and Chris Torres.If you are a club advisor, or just interested, this is the workshop for you! Come prepared to connect with fellow advisors and share ideas. Hypothetical scenarios may be explored in a “What if? Addressing the unusual, unprecedented, and unfortunate” segment. You can also look forward to learning about our centennial plans, club chartering information, and having your questions answered. Please contact Kim Beyrer at 558-2607 or email@example.com for more information.
Club Advisor Connection - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 21, 2014. Presented by Kim Beyrer. If you are a club advisor, or just interested, this is the workshop for you! Come prepared to connect with fellow advisors and share ideas. Submit hypothetical scenarios in advance for our intriguing and popular "What if? Addressing the unusual, unprecedented, and unfortunate."
Club Advisor Connection - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Kimberly Beyrer. If you are a club advisor, or just interested, this is the workshop for you! Come prepared to connect with fellow advisors and share ideas. Submit hypothetical scenarios in advance for our intriguing and popular "What if?
College 2 Career: Assisting Individuals with Autism/Intellectual Disabilities - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 21, 2014. Presented by Tasneem Sah and Education Coaches. This is a workshop designed to provide attendees knowledge of the College 2 Career program.
College Students Want Free Speech — Sort Of03/2018Articles and PublicationsThough most college students say they value freedom of expression, a new Gallup poll shows they are more committed to free speech in the abstract than in reality.
College Unit & Program Planning08/2014Flex/PD - FallPresented by Marybeth Buechner. This workshop will provide overview and detail to the unit and program planning process. As the dean of the PRIE office we are available as a general resource for assistance with planning that contributes to the college's program/service effectiveness. Come and discover the many benefits to the unit and program planning cycle.
College-2-Career: Assisting Students with Intellectual Disabilities to be Successful in College & Working Toward an Employment Goal - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Tasneem Sah. This is a workshop designed to provide attendees knowledge of the College 2 Career program, the students in the program, and the role of the education coach each student is assigned to and works with throughout the semester. Teachers will learn how to work with our students and collaborate with the College 2 Career Coordinator and education coaches to ensure success.
College-2-Career: Assisting Students with Intellectual Disabilities to be successful in college and working toward an employment goal01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Tasneem Sah, C2C Staff, and Students.This is a workshop designed to provide attendees knowledge of the College 2 Career program, the students in the program, and the role of the education coach each student is assigned to and works with throughout the semester. Teachers will learn how to work with our students and collaborate with the College 2 Career Coordinator and education coaches to ensure success. Education coaches will be present to provide information from their experiences and answer any questions. There will be a student panel to talk about their college experience.
College-2-Career: Assisting Students with Intellectual Disabilities to be successful in college and working toward an employment goal (Flex Thursday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 15, 2015. This is a workshop designed to provide attendees knowledge of the College 2 Career program, the students in the program and the role of the education coach each student is assigned to and works with throughout the semester. Teachers will learn how to work with our students and collaborate with the College 2 Career Coordinator and education coaches in ensuring success.
College-set Standards and Goals - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Marybeth Buechner. We have been asked to set threshold standards and aspirational goals for college measures by both ACCJC and the State Chancellor's Office. If you're interested in learning more about this, or in adding your voice to the discussion, come and join us.
Come Walk With Me (Health & Wellness)03/2014Flex/PD - SpringThe launch of the “Come Walk With Me” activity began Feb. 11, 2014 and will be on each Tuesday and Thursday from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. Plan to meet at Hughes Stadium at the south entrance to the track at 11:45 AM. We will start with a few stretches before a 20-minute self-paced walk. Water will be available so no need to bring this with you.
Communicate and Have More Fun - Summer 201506/2015Flex/PD - SummerJune 24, 2015. Presented by Sharlene Tran & Leila Stone. Come to this 1 1/2 hour workshop and identify your personality style and discover the qualities and characteristics of others. Find out how your personality style can affect your communication and your communication with others! Come for fun, insight and learning!
Communicating SCC's Message (Flex Thursday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 15, 2015. Attendees will be asked to help identify the core message that SCC provides to its different audiences (internal, external, students, community, etc.). With that idea (or multiple ideas) in mind, we will talk about best practices in organizational communications, and how we as employees can use the tools available at the college to positively affect communications change.
Communication Department Meeting - Spring 2016 Flex01/2016Flex/PD - SpringScheduling, safety training, unit planning, and SLO’s.
Community College Journal Fall 2018 Issue09/2018Articles and PublicationsEqual Playing Fields; Staying on Track; A Sporting Chance.
Community College Journal, Spring Issue, 201605/2016Articles and PublicationsInnovation at Work
Community of Care Brochure08/2017Articles and PublicationsCommunity of Care. "Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community." - Anthony J. D'Angelo
Community of Practice: Learning, Changing Growing for Student Success - CANCELED05/2015Flex/PD - FallThis event was canceled. Presented by Leila Stone and Jim Collins. This workshop will highlight the curriculum review, videos created and programs created from the year and a half long process of High School and College faculty working together.
Community Resources Guide08/2017Articles and PublicationsThanks to Ramona Cobian from the CalWorks office for putting together these resources. This brochure packet is already available in a yellow book pamphlet in most offices around campus. It is possible that phone numbers and other information in this brochure may change. If you know of any changes that should be made to this brochure packet, please email CobianR@scc.losriosedu and submit the updated information.
Community-College Gathering Takes Up Challenges, Familiar and Fanciful01/2016Articles and PublicationsBudget woes and completion goals are on the agenda. So are secret shoppers and new ideas for engaging students. After all, someone has to program and fly all those drones.
Compare the States09/2018Articles and PublicationsExplore the nine sortable tables below to discover how the states and the District of Columbia compare with each other and with the nation over all in terms of their demographic challenges, the educational level of their residents, faculty pay, college enrollment, diversity, graduation rates, tuition costs, and much more. Return to the main Almanac page.
Connect with SCC Resources: CalWorks, Counseling, and Financial Aid03/2015Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Velisa Robertson (CalWorks), Rukiya Bates (Financial Aid), and Deborah Knowles (Counseling), this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the services offered by these SCC departments. Learning more about the services offered at SCC is a great way to help students successfully reach their goals.
ConnectMATH Training for Math Faculty - Fall 2016 flex05/2016Flex/PD - FallPresented by Joseph Steever. Faculty who are adopting (or considering adopting) the new Math 103/104 text for their classes are invited to this training session to familiarize themselves with the online resources and webware provided by the publisher.
Contract Education LRCFT01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Annette Barfield.
Convocation - Fall 201402/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 22, 2014. PAC. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST –CITY CAFÉ (7am – 7:45am). DIVISION DEAN’S MEETINGS (8am – 8:45 a.m.), CONVOCATION –PAC (9am – 10:30 a.m.), DIVISION CHARETTE –LOCATIONS IN PACKETS (10:45am-12p.m.), DEPT. & PROGRAM MEETINGS (Check with Div. Office for Locations & Times).
Convocation - Fall 201505/2015Flex/PD - FallFriday, August 21, 2015. Continental Breakfast ~ City Cafe ~ 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Division Meetings ~ See your division dean for location ~ 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Convocation Program ~ Performing Arts Center ~ 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Division, Department, & Program Meetings ~ See your division for schedule and location ~ 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Convocation - Fall 201608/2016Flex/PD - FallAugust 19, 2016. More info to come.
Convocation - Spring 201502/2015Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 16, 2015. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – City Café - 7:00am – 7:45am. CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE – Performing Arts Center - 8:00am – 8:45am. CONVOCATION PROGRAM – Performing Arts Center - 9:00am – 10:30am. ACCREDITATION SELF-STUDY OPEN FORUM – City Café - 10:30am – 12:30pm. DIVISION MEETINGS – See you division dean for location - 1:00pm – 2:00pm. DEPARTMENT & PROGRAM MEETINGS – See your division dean for location 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Convocation - Spring 2015 - Accreditation Presentation01/2015Flex/PD - SpringAccreditation presentation from the 2015 Sacramento City College Convocation program.
Convocation - Spring 2015 - Note from the Chancellor02/2015Flex/PD - SpringThe week since our spring 2015 convocation has flown by. We welcomed nearly 75,000 students to our classrooms and labs across the District. Thanks for all you do to ensure that our students have access to the educational opportunities that will lead to success in the classroom, the workplace and in life.
Convocation - Spring 201612/2015Flex/PD - SpringFriday, January 15, 2016. Continental Breakfast ~ City Cafe ~ 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Convocation Program ~ Performing Arts Center 8:00am-11:15am. Division Meetings ~ Division meetings may be scheduled to follow the convocation program. Please check with your division office for times and location. Department & Program Meetings ~ Please check with your division office for times and locations.
Convocation - Spring 2016 - Chancellor's Note12/2018Flex/PD - SpringIt’s hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the first month of 2016, and so a belated but heartfelt Happy New Year to you all! I hope that you had an opportunity to rest and recharge at the end of 2015 and to prepare for the spring semester upon us.
Convocation - Spring 2019 (Including Dr. J. Luke Wood Presentation)02/2019Flex/PD - SpringThank you to everyone who attended convocation on Friday, January 18, 2019 in the Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center and to those who watched live from Davis or West Sacramento. This web page includes videos from the event, broken into two parts, as well as Dr. J Luke Wood's Presentation PDF file.
Cooking Shouldn’t Kill: How Solar Cooking Can Improve the Lives of Millions11/2014Flex/PD - FallNovember 25, 2014. The mission of Sacramento-based Solar Cookers International is to spread solar thermal cooking technology to benefit people and environments.
Counseling Crisis Intervention Services10/2014Articles and PublicationsCounseling Crisis Intervention Services resource.
Course Planning with Reading Apprenticeship03/2015Flex/PD - SpringIf you are brand new to Reading Apprenticeship or if you have attended one of RA@ARC’s past events, all are welcome to attend this Course Planning Event designed to help you plan concrete, practical ways to integrate RA routines into your classes. Event signup: http://arcracourseplanning2015.eventbrite.com Sign up soon to reserve your space. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly. All are welcome—faculty, staff, and administrators.
Court is in Session at SCC11/2014Flex/PD - FallNovember 21, 2014. Have you ever wondered what happens in a court room when a DUI offender is being sentenced? The Los Rios Police Department has partnered with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplaincy and the California Office of Traffic Safety to bring an actual DUI court proceeding to SCC.
Creating Accessible Online Courses in D2L02/2015Flex/PD - SpringAre you interested in reaching as many of your potential students as possible? Come learn how to make your courses accessible to all students by following a few simple practices.
Creating an Environment for Optimal Learning - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Gwyneth Tracy. Accommodations and various types of support will be discussed, as well as the many reasons students behave as they do. Maintaining academic rigor while supporting student success is not an oxymoron. Sharing of personal experiences with students in the classroom will be encouraged. Active and creative problem solving will be a major part of the workshop.
Creating Data Faculty Can Use09/2017Articles and PublicationsDespite this wealth of information, colleges still struggle to use data in the best way possible so they can help their students succeed.
Creating Quality Online Videos05/2016Flex/PD - SpringIn this workshop you’ll learn how to produce effective, high-quality videos for use in your online, hybrid, or flipped class. We will discuss best practices and introduce you to tools available for easy, efficient screen capture, video production and video hosting (Snagit, Camtasia, and 3CMedia). The afternoon portion of the workshop will be “hands-on” and allow you to put these new tools into action.
Critical Thinking: 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners08/2014Articles and PublicationsHere are some suggestions (based on input from question-friendly teachers, schools, programs, and organizations) on how to encourage more questioning in the classroom and hopefully, beyond it.
Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Instruction: Powerful Pedagogy for Transforming Instructional Practice and Advancing Teaching and Learning04/2015Flex/PD - SpringDr. Noma LeMoine, returns to Sacramento City College, Friday, April 17th, Student Center, 9-4 p.m.