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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    • California’s 2-Year Colleges Explore a New Accreditation Model

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      The community colleges are moving forward with plans to change how they are accredited but not necessarily their accreditor.
    • Call for Articles: Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom

      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Faculty Focus is accepting article submissions for an upcoming special report on Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom. Articles should be between 750-1000 words in length.
    • Call for Proposals: Leadership in Higher Education Conference

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      If 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 Libraries Rethink Focus as Materials Go Digital

      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      President Sari Feldman of the American Library Association discusses programs that preserve tweets as well as books.
    • Campus Safety Workshop - Summer 2014

      06/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Presented by Captain Day and Sargent Lampano.
    • Can Data Measure Faculty Productivity? Rutgers Professors Say No

      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Academic Analytics says it counts articles and books published, and awards received, in a certain time period. But some who look closely at the data find errors.
    • Can Science's Reproducibility Crisis be Reproduced?

      03/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Two 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 Spelunkers

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Be 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.
    • Cardiovascular Health and the Links between Nutrition 300, Biology 430/431/440, and Chemistry 309 - Fall 2014 Flex

      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 2014

      07/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Presented by Yolanda Ramirez.
    • Career Advice from Inside Higher Ed

      02/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Recent Articles
    • CCC Technology For Student Success News, August 2017

      09/2017
      Articles and Publications
      Welcome 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).
    • CCC Technology for Student Success News, February 2016 Issue

      03/2016
      Articles and Publications
      CCC Technology for Student Success NewsFebruary 2016 Issue
    • CCCC Confer, Spring Newsletter, Spring 2016

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      A new Professional Development site web portal is being launched!
    • Change the Narrative on California Community Colleges Advocacy & Policy Conference

      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      March 2 - 3, 2014. Will faculty have a say in budget and legislation?
    • Changing Lanes: Applying for Full-Time Teaching Positions

      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      re 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 2015

      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 23, 2015. Presented by Sandra Belmares. More info TBA.
    • Changing Lanes: Career Development Opportunities for Individuals in a Classified Role - Summer 2015

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Are 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 Meeting

      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Here 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 Analysis

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented 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.
    • Choose the path that’s right for you - Google Online Education Center

      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Online
      If you’re new to the Training Center, watch the linked overview video (or read the linked transcript) to get started.
    • Civitas Webinar

      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 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 Writing

      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented 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.
    • Class Discussion: From Blank Stares to True Engagement

      02/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Thirty years of research in the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education have demonstrated that when students are engaged in the classroom, they learn more (Pascarella and Terezini 1991, 2005). Classroom discussion is likely the most commonly used strategy for actively engaging students. Whether it is a seminar course centered on discussion or a lecture punctuated by moments of interaction with students, discussion is likely second only to lecture as the most frequently used pedagogical strategy.
    • Classified Senate 101

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented 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 Retreat

      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      April 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 Participation

      03/2016
      Articles and Publications
      I 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…
    • Club Advisor Connection

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented 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 beyrerk@scc.losrios.edu for more information.
    • Club Advisor Connection - Fall 2014 Flex

      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 Flex

      05/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 Goals & Planning 101

      11/2015
      Articles and Publications
      Planning 101 Overview of integrated planning at SCC
    • College Unit & Program Planning

      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented 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 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 goal

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented 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)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 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 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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)

      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The 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 2015

      06/2015
      Flex/PD - Summer
      June 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)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 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 Flex

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Scheduling, safety training, unit planning, and SLO’s.
    • Community College Classrooms as 'Democratic Vistas'

      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      At MLA meeting, instructors share philosophy behind their work — and the practical challenges for new Ph.D.s who might not have a clue about teaching at an open admissions institution.
    • Community College Honors Society Names New Leader

      02/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Community College Honors Society Names New Leader will serve as president and chief executive officer of the organization. PTK primarily servescommunity college students. Tincher-Ladner will become the honor society’s third CEO. She’s been …
    • Community College Journal, Spring Issue, 2016

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Innovation at Work
    • Community College Journal, Winter Issue, 2016, The New Wave of Workforce Training

      02/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The New Wave of Workforce Training
    • Community of Care Brochure

      08/2017
      Articles and Publications
      Community 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 - CANCELED

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      This 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 Guide

      08/2017
      Articles and Publications
      Thanks 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 Fanciful

      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Budget 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.
    • Connect with SCC Resources: CalWorks, Counseling, and Financial Aid

      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented 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 flex

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented 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.
    • Contested Grades and the “You Earned It” Retort

      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      A common rhetorical move we professors make when students object to a grade is to reframe the discussion. We’ll say, “Let’s be clear. I didn’t give you this grade. You earned it.” And if it were appropriate we might underscore our zinger with a smugly snapped Z. But stop and think about it. When we make the “you earned it” move, it’s simply an attempt to shift the debate away from the fairness or interpretation of our standard and onto students to justify their effort by our standard, which really wasn’t their complaint.
    • Contract Education LRCFT

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Annette Barfield.
    • Convocation - Fall 2014

      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 2015

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Friday, 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 2016

      08/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 2016. More info to come.
    • Convocation - Spring 2015

      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 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 Presentation

      01/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Accreditation presentation from the 2015 Sacramento City College Convocation program.
    • Convocation - Spring 2016

      12/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Friday, 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.
    • Cooking Shouldn’t Kill: How Solar Cooking Can Improve the Lives of Millions

      11/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      November 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 Services

      10/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Counseling Crisis Intervention Services resource.
    • Course Planning with Reading Apprenticeship

      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      If 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 SCC

      11/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      November 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 D2L

      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Are 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 Accessible Online Presentations (Webinar)

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Online
      Learn about the basic considerations for creating accessible online presentations, and discover different options for creating and sharing digital presentations.
    • Creating Accessible PDF Documents with MS Word and Adobe Acrobat (Webinar)

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Online
      Learn what makes a PDF document accessible, and discover the easiest and most efficient way to create your own accessible PDF documents.
    • Creating an Environment for Optimal Learning - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 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 Use

      09/2017
      Articles and Publications
      Despite 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 Videos

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      In 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 Questioners

      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Here 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 Learning

      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Dr. Noma LeMoine, returns to Sacramento City College, Friday, April 17th, Student Center, 9-4 p.m.