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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D2L - What's New - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2014. Presented by Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. What’s new with D2L? Personalize the learning experience with student names and content that releases when objectives are completed.
D2L Drop-ins - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2014. Presented by David Martin and Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Stop by to review how to copy your course content or update your NavBar. We are available to answer individual questions. Please request your courses the day before attending this session. Go to http://losrios.edu/ess
D2L Drop-ins - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 19, 2015. Presented by David Martin and Daniel Gilbert-Valencia. Stop by to review how to copy your course content or update your NavBar. We are available to answer individual questions. Please request your courses the day before attending this session. Go to http://losrios.edu/ess
D2L Drop-ins - Fall 2016 Flex05/2016Flex/PD - FallPresented by David Martin. Come get the D2L help you need to get your course ready for the spring!8:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-4:30pm
D2L Drop-ins - Spring 2016 Flex01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by David Martin. Come get the D2L help you need to get your course ready for the spring!
D2L Gradebook02/2015Flex/PD - Springhttps://www.scc.losrios.edu/facultystaffcalendar/event/d2l-gradebook/
D2L Regular Effective Contact - Fall 2015 Semester08/2015Flex/PD - FallSeptember 15, 2015. Presented by Daniel Gilbert Valencia, this is a hands-on workshop. Work with peers to discuss best practices and then use time-saving D2L functions to engage your students and infuse regular and effective contact into your online or hybrid courses and also track that engagement.
D2L “New & Improved”03/2014Flex/PD - SpringMarch 28, 2014. Come and learn about the new and improved features of D2L.
D2L: Using Rubrics for Grading and Assessing Student Learning (Tech Wednesday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 14, 2015. Rubrics are way to increase objectivity, clarity of assignment and ease of grading/assessing the work and projects of the learner. Using D2L, I’ll share the value of connecting student learning outcomes from your syllabus to the content of assignments located in the discussion board, the drop box, and/or quizzes. The grading of these assignments allows for reports that can determine success of the SLO’s for effective teaching and learning while connecting to competency statistics. This workshop is for advanced D2L users. Come with your account ready to make a rubric.
D2L: Using Rubrics for Grading and Assessing Student Learning - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 19, 2015. Presented by Norman Lorenz. Rubrics are way to increase objectivity, clarity of assignment and ease of grading/assessing the work and projects of the learner. Using D2L, I'll share the value of connecting student learning outcomes from your syllabus to the content of assignments located in the discussion board, the drop box, and/or quizzes.
DACA & Related Events - Folsom Lake College03/2018Flex/PD - OnlinePanel discussion on DACA at Folsom Lake College, recorded February 23, 2018.
Davis Center Orientation - Fall 2016 Flex05/2016Flex/PD - FallPresented by Don Palm.As faculty and staff at the Davis Center, how can we work together formally and informally to help build the Center as a learning community? We have new programs, funded through the basic skills, SSSP and equity programs, to support student success–how can we integrate those programs into our courses? This session will provide us with a setting to discuss shared challenges and possible answers.
Deeper Thinking about Active Learning03/2018Articles and PublicationsI keep worrying that we’re missing the boat with active learning. Here’s why. First, active learning isn’t about activity for the sake of activity. I fear we’ve gotten too fixated on the activity and aren’t as focused as we should be on the learning. We’re still obsessed with collecting teaching techniques—all those strategies, gimmicks, approaches, and things we can do to get students engaged. But what kind of engagement does the activity promote? Does it pique student interest, make them think, result in learning, and cultivate a desire to know more? Or is it more about keeping basically bored students busy?
Delaying Death and Avoiding Disability01/2016Flex/PD - SpringPresented by Don Forrester, MD. This is a presentation on the best science available on life-style medicine: how diet and exercise contribute to well-being and longevity.
Department of Education awards pilot OER grant to UC Davis open textbook project10/2018Articles and PublicationsThe federal government will award the entire $4.9 million of the first round of its OER funding pilot  to a STEM-focused open textbook project out of the University of California, Davis , the Department of Education confirmed this week to “Inside Digital Learning.”
Departmental Training: Libguides and Chat Reference (Flex Thursday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 15, 2015. This is a departmental training session covering ongoing efforts in developing research guides and providing online reference services. Additional topics may be covered.
Designing Student-Centered Pathways that Scale02/2018Articles and PublicationsIn this webcast, Denise Swett, Vice President of Student Services at Foothill Community College, shares her perspective on how we can improve support for students, and how Foothill and the California Community Colleges are reforming their approach to better meet student needs.
Developing a Teaching Persona05/2015Articles and PublicationsAn email query about teaching personas reminded me how much I haven’t figured out about our teaching identities. I’m still struggling with very basic questions and wondered if a conversation here might not get us all thinking more about how we present ourselves as teachers.
Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills12/2014Articles and PublicationsI’ve been rereading some of the research on student self-assessment and thinking about how students develop these skills. They are important in college, all but essential in most professions, but they’re rarely taught explicitly. We assume (or hope) they’re the kind of skills student can pick up on their own, even though most of us see evidence to the contrary. Many students, especially beginning ones, routinely overestimate their ability and underestimate the difficulty of course content. How often did I hear this comment about my courses: “A communication course? Gotta be a piece of cake. I’ve been talking since I was 3.”
Different Types of Group Work: Clearing up the Confusion03/2015Articles and PublicationsThe emergence of different kinds of group work is a welcome outgrowth of the move away from lectures. There’s still plenty of lecturing going on, but there’s less than there used to be. In its place are a variety of activities that more effectively engage students; one of the most common being the use of group work.
Dipping a Toe Into the Water: Learning to Use D2L One Toe at a Time (Tech Wednesday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 14, 2015. Faculty attending this workshop will learn easy ways of easing into the use of D2L for one of their classes.
Disability Awareness Day04/2015Flex/PD - SpringThere will be “facilitated conversations” going on all day. There will be a big canopy with chairs. Students, faculty and staff are invited to come by and participate.
Discipline and Safety04/2014Flex/PD - SpringApril 29, 12-1pm. Cultural Awareness Center. This workshop offers an opportunity to discuss and learn SCC’s process for effective student behavior management strategies to improve student success.
Discovering Institutional Strengths to Create a New Destiny (Flex Thursday)12/2014Flex/PD - SpringJanuary 15, 2015. In this workshop participants will learn and apply the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) framework, an entirely different way of facilitation organizational change to meet strategic college goals. This innovative approach to organization development uses an positive approach that focuses on building on past successes rather than focusing on problems. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the foundations of AI and will apply it to practice through hands-on application activities.
Discussion Board Assignments: Alternatives to the Question-and-Answer Format03/2014Articles and Publications“Think of [a discussion forum] as a place to foster interaction between the students through a variety of means rather than just asking them questions, although that’s great too,” says Chris Laney, professor of history and geography at Berkshire Community College.
Distance Education - New Course Diagnostic Rubric - Fall 2014 Flex05/2014Flex/PD - FallAugust 21, 2014. Presented by Jory Hadsell. Learn how you can use the new Course Diagnostic Rubric to assess the design of your online and hybrid classes! The SCC Distance Education subcommittee of the Academic Senate has developed the rubric based on a review of best practices and accreditation guidelines.
Distance Education Peer Review Session 1: Help Build the Peer Review Process - Fall 2016 Flex05/2016Flex/PD - FallPresented by Kandace Knudson.Introduce your distance education colleagues to your DE course and receive helpful feedback in this informal peer-review session. Hosted by Kandace Knudson, SCC Distance Education Coordinator.
Distance Education Strategic Planning - Fall 2015 Flex05/2015Flex/PD - FallAugust 20, 2015. Presented by Kandace Knudson. In this open discussion between campus distance education stakeholders, we examine the drafted campus Distance Education Strategic Plan and discuss practical changes or revisions.
Distance Education: The Accreditation Big Picture - Fall 2015 Semester08/2015Flex/PD - FallSeptember 22, 2015. Presented by Kandace Knudson. In this session, the presenter discusses what the accreditation teams will be looking for when they evaluate DE courses.
Distracted Drivers Webinar03/2015Flex/PD - SpringHow to Register: Go to http://www.ehsinc.org/ASCIP.html, click on Distracted Drivers, click Register, enter your information, choose I have a promotional code, enter ASCIP, and click Submit.
District ER on Campus 201401/2015Articles and PublicationsInformation regarding EMERGENCY RESPONSE ON CAMPUS.
Diversity for Hiring Training03/2015Flex/PD - SpringDeb Saks, the Dean of the Business Division, is sponsoring a Hiring Committee Training workshop in BUS 222 from 10 – 12. The training is not mandatory for those who will be serving on hiring committees this spring, but beginning in the fall, all members of any hiring committee will be required to be trained in this workshop. The training will be required as well for those who serve on adjunct hiring committees.This workshop is distinct from the workshops the college offers to train Equity Representatives.If you want to attend the training this Friday, please contact Deb Saks in the Business Division at x2582 or send her an email at: email@example.com. Space is limited.
Diversity in Academe: The Age Issue10/2017Articles and PublicationsWelcome to The Chronicle’s first special report devoted to age diversity on campus.
Diversity in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning Institute02/2015Flex/PD - SpringJoin us for eight weeks of discussion and support in the Diversity in the Classroom: A Reaching and Learning Institute. The three-hour sessions will take place on Fridays from 9:00 am-Noon, beginning Friday, February 6th and ending Friday, April 17th. There will be no sessions on Friday, February 13th, Friday, March 27th, and Friday, April 3rd.
Do Cumulative Exams Motivate Students?04/2014Articles and PublicationsStudents don’t like cumulative exams—that almost goes without saying. But students don’t always prefer what research shows promotes learning and long-term retention.
Doctoral Degree Options for Community College Faculty, Staff, and Administrators01/2016Flex/PD - SpringHave you ever considered a doctoral degree? Unsure whether a Ph.D., Ed.D., online, face-to-face, or hybrid program makes the most sense? Not sure what discipline you would want to pursue for a degree? In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the various options available and their pros and cons. Numerous options available, both in Northern California and online at various universities.
Does It Matter How Students Feel about a Course?03/2014Articles and PublicationsThis new work involved a 388-student cohort enrolled in a first-year biology course and explored the relationship between the ways students emotionally experience a course and the approach that they take to learning in the course.
Don’t Assume Difficult Question Automatically Lead to Higher-Order Thinking02/2015Articles and PublicationsThey’re the kind of questions that promote thinking and result in sophisticated intellectual development. They’re the kind of questions teachers aspire to ask students, but, according to research, these types of questions aren’t the typical ones found on most course exams. Part of the disconnect between these aspirations and the actualities results from the difficulty of writing questions that test higher-order thinking skills.
Don’t Email Me10/2014Articles and PublicationsThis article is really for instructors who are teaching completely in-person.
Drexel University, Lunch & Learn about Post Graduate Programs04/2014Flex/PD - SpringThursday, May 8, 2014. Noon-1pm. Presented by Olivia Nash. For faculty & staff to discuss our M.S. in Higher Ed and Ed.D. programs. We will specifically be promoting our Community College Scholarship (40% off Masters & 35% off EdD).