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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    • Making Learning Easier- Reading, Writing, Learning Styles, Visuals, & Technology - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Jodi Angel, Loretta Richard, Natasha Palumbo, and Daniel Paulson. In this workshop, we will present strategies for making learning easier in the classroom. The topics will include getting students to do the reading, teaching students to think and write across disciplines, accommodating different learning styles, using visuals to teach, and using instructional technology wisely.
    • Making the Most Out of Conferences

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Conferences have the potential to be great for your career, writes Derek Attig, but only if you approach them with focus and intentionality.
    • Managing Medical Emergencies on Campus (Flex Thursday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. This workshop is designed by Health Services to assist in the management of common medical issues experienced in the classroom and on campus. The presentation includes when to call, who to call, and what to do while you are waiting for medical assistance. Health issues to be covered include basic first aid, fainting, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and other common medical conditions. Come join us!
    • Managing Personal Finances Workshop - Summer 2014

      08/2014
      Flex/PD - Summer
      Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Presented by Kim Handy.
    • Managing Your Foundation Program Funds - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Mary Leland and Rachel Larsen. Need help with how to fully utilize SCC Foundation funds that currently exist? Join us in this engaging workshop and learn how to: understand criteria for utilizing funding, set up timely requests for fund balances, process requisitions for Fund 83 (Foundation), follow-up reporting, and how to raise additional money for your department/program fund by creating succinct cases for support and need.
    • Managing Your Outlook Mailbox *CANCELED* (Tech Wednesday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED. January 14, 2015. We will be covering topics including: managing your Microsoft Outlook mailbox, creating templates, backing up personal folders, and different views.
    • Maria Regalado and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (SLOAC) Members

      03/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Feb. 20, 2014. Maria Regalado and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (SLOAC) members will be present to discuss and assist with SLO course and program assessment reporting.
    • Massive Study Finds Lectures Still Dominate STEM Education

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has imparted a lesson that might resonate with many students who sat through them: Enough with the lectures, already.
    • Math can help uncover cancer's secrets

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Irina Kareva translates biology into mathematics and vice versa. She writes mathematical models that describe the dynamics of cancer, with the goal of developing new drugs that target tumors. "The power and beauty of mathematical modeling lies in the fact that it makes you formalize, in a very rigorous way, what we think we know," Kareva says. "It can help guide us to where we should keep looking, and where there may be a dead end." It all comes down to asking the right question and translating it to the right equation, and back.
    • Math Instructor and SIA Meeting - Fall 2016 Flex

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Angie Lambert.This meeting is designed for math instructors and their Student Instructional Assistants (SIAs). Topics to be discussed will be data collecting and tracking, best practices, and a checklist of requirements for the semester. Time for individual course planning will be given.
    • Math Month Festivities

      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      April is Math Month and SCC is celebrating! Wednesday, April 9 is a day of fun math-positive events on campus! We have commitments for A geometric hair- braiding demo, Sidewalk chalk spirographing, An interactive display of Fibonacci poetry, A human sundial activity, An activity on how to read Roman numerals, A math tattoo slideshow.
    • Math Student Instructional Assistant (SIA) Meeting - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Angie Lambert. This meeting is designed for math department instructors and their Student Instructional Assistants (SIAs). Topics to be discussed will include best practices, data collecting and tracking, and a checklist of requirements for the semester. Time will be given for individual course planning.
    • Math Student Instructional Assistant (SIA) Meeting - Spring 2016 Flex

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Debra Van Sickle, Angie Lambert, and Tsz Yan Ngai. This meeting is designed for math department instructors and their Student Instructional Assistants (SIAs). Topics to be discussed will include best practices, data collecting and tracking, and a checklist of requirements for the semester. Time will be given for individual course planning.
    • Meaningful Learning through One-on-One Conferences

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Graduate students frequently get the chance to meet one-on-one with their professors. Yet at the undergraduate level, especially during the first year, students rarely get that chance, unless they take the initiative to come to office hours or schedule a meeting.
    • Medical Emergencies on Campus

      08/2017
      Articles and Publications
      Resources for Medical Emergencies on Campus.
    • Medical Emergencies on Campus - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Jeff Christian and Wendy Gomez. This workshop is designed by Health Services to assist in the management of common medical issues experienced in the classroom and on campus. The presentation includes when to call, who to call, and what to do while you are waiting for medical assistance. Health issues to be covered include basic first aid, fainting, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and other common medical conditions. Come join us! It will be fun, interactive and informative.
    • Medical Emergencies on Campus - Spring 2016 Flex

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Presented by Jeff Christian and Wendy Gomez. This workshop is designed by Health Services to assist in the management of common medical issues experienced in the classroom and on campus. The presentation includes when to call, who to call, and what to do while you are waiting for medical assistance. Health issues to be covered include basic first aid, fainting, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and other common medical conditions. Come join us! It will be fun, interactive and informative.
    • Mentoring: Feeding the Brain, Cultivating the Heart, and Building Courage

      09/2018
      Articles and Publications
      As educators, we are privileged to build relationships and help thousands of students reach their full potential each year. At times, we have had nearly 750 students in our first-year undergraduate anatomy course, which meant that we were graciously offered the support of approximately 20 learning facilitators for that iteration of the course. First off, we acknowledge that the official term used in our institution is Teaching Assistant (TA), but let’s be honest—we are in this as a team, so let’s break down that hierarchy of who really is the “teacher” here and who is the “assistant.” We call them learning facilitators regardless of what their contract says.
    • Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Book Review and Round Table

      03/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Two sessions: What are the consequences of thinking that your intelligence or personality is something you can develop and “grow”, as opposed to something that is a “fixed”, deep-seated trait? This book speaks about the comparisons between believing we have a “fixed mind versus a “growth” model. Come and share with your colleagues perceptions that we can draw from Carol Dweck’s book, “Mindset”.
    • Moving Pakistan Towards Sustainability: Challenges, Successes, and Visions

      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - Noon-1pm. PAC 124. Presented by Ms. Munazza Naqvi, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, 2013-14, Program Officer, Environment & Climate Change Unit, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Pakistan. In her current position at UNDP, she develops new programs on sustainable transportation and energy efficiency.
    • Moving Your Course from D2L to Canvas: Strategies for a Clean Transition - Fall 2016 Flex

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Brian Pogue and Kandace KnudsonWhile fairly straightforward, converting your course from D2L to Canvas is not without its pitfalls. Find out what works well and what doesn’t. We’ll offer strategies for dealing with the most common problems and help you identify and troubleshoot issues with your specific course. A Canvas sandbox account is required, so please pre-register.
    • Multiple-Choice Tests: Revisiting the Pros and Cons

      07/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Given class sizes, teaching loads, and a host of other academic responsibilities, many teachers feel as though multiple-choice tests are the only viable option. Their widespread use justifies a regular review of those features that make these tests an effective way to assess learning and ongoing consideration of those features that compromise how much learning they promote.