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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    • Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible

      03/2017
      Articles and Publications
      As I contemplate my syllabi for a new semester, I possess renewed hope for students eager to discuss anything at 8 a.m., yet I have taught long enough to know that I will simply appreciate clean clothes and brushed teeth. As reality sets in, I add to my grading criteria an element that I hope will encourage engagement from even the most timid learners.
    • Participatory Decision-making - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Marybeth Buechner. Come to this workshop to learn more about Participatory Decision-making processes in place at SCC. A copy of the Blue Book will be provided.
    • Participatory Decision-making - Summer 2015

      06/2015
      Flex/PD - Summer
      July 16, 2015. Come to this workshop to learn more about Participatory Decision-making processes in place at SCC. A copy of the Blue Book will be provided.
    • Peer Review in Distance Education: Exploring our Future - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 19, 2015. Presented by Kandace Knudson. In this open discussion between faculty stakeholders, we explore the idea of creating a local peer-review mechanism for assessing the quality of distance education courses.
    • Performance Review Workshop

      01/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      LRCFT AND the Academic Senate are offering a workshop for faculty regarding the Performance Review Process. The primary goal of the faculty performance review is to improve the quality of the educational programs we provide. The workshop/training will provide information on the entire evaluation process and is intended for both the faculty being evaluated and for faculty serving on the evaluation team.
    • Performance Review Workshop (Presented by LRCFT & SCC Academic Senate)

      09/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      LRCFT AND the Academic Senate are offering a workshop for faculty regarding the Performance Review Process. The primary goal of the faculty performance review is to improve the quality of the educational programs we provide. The workshop/training will provide information on the entire evaluation process and is intended for both the faculty being evaluated and for faculty serving on the evaluation team.
    • PERS Retirement Workshop

      09/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Please join us for our semi-annual PERS Retirement Workshop to be held at the District Office Board Room. This workshop will contain presentations on the Los Rios Retiree Medical Program, PERS Retirement and Social Security.* There will also be time available for questions. To registerfor this workshop, please forward your supervisor’s e-mail approval to attend to Kris Kurk in the Employee Benefits Department at kurkk@losrios.edu.
    • Personal Narratives: Perfect for Summer Reading

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Right before the end of the academic year when the promise of summer stretches warmly ahead, many of us are making lists that anticipate other kinds of tasks. If you’re considering some pedagogical reading, I’ve got just the recommendation.
    • Physical Spaces, Transforming Before Our Eyes

      01/2018
      Articles and Publications
      Institutions are pouring money into modern spaces designed to promote active learning and technology engagement. Balancing costs and benefits remains a challenge.
    • Plagiarism vs. Originality: Why I [heart] Melania Trump

      09/2016
      Articles and Publications
      When I first I started teaching, I knew what plagiarism meant and how it related to schoolwork. But student “cheaters” challenged my beliefs. I also assumed graduate students would submit original work. So it took me by surprise when I noticed a mysterious improvement in one student’s writing capacity, well beyond the skill level he’d demonstrated earlier. When a Google search proved more than 20 percent of his paper was copied, he explained it as a computer error—he’d accidentally dropped the footnote when cutting and pasting. I lowered his course grade, but assumed it really was a snafu—not subterfuge. The (now) obvious question went unasked: Why was so much of his assignment based on other people’s insights?
    • Planning for Next Semester, A Syllabus Review

      04/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      "This workshop will be conducted as a round table discussion. Please bring three (3) copies of your current syllabus to trade with other faculty members. We will review syllabi from the perspectives of students, faculty, and administrators to create a document that provides a solid basis for course management."
    • Plato Software Training

      07/2015
      Flex/PD - Summer
      July 15 is an initial 3-hour training for LSTC faculty/staff of Edmentum's Plato software for the LTAT 92 class. It will be held in LR-141 from 8am-11am. August 12 is a 6-hour training that will provide more hands-on training of the Plato software in preparing for the first day of class for LTAT 92. It will be held 8am-3pm in the LSTC lab (LR-144).
    • Positive View of Higher Ed, With Lots of Caveats

      09/2018
      Articles and Publications
      National poll finds more appreciation of colleges than other surveys have. In some areas, including affirmative action, sexual assault and mental health, the public isn't impressed. Public institutions earn more confidence than private ones.
    • Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles

      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Just as a "tsunami" of retirements approaches, the president's job is getting scarier. Tighter budgets and pressure to reform are among the challenges new chiefs will confront.
    • Preparing for the College's Accreditation Team Visit - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Don Palm. Who are these people and what are they looking for?
    • President Jeffery's Convocation Address - Fall 2014

      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Plan it. Work it. Finish it. A 360 Approach to Student and College Success.
    • Professional Development Clearinghouse (Webinar)

      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      April 29, 2015. The California Community Colleges are in the process of creating a state-of-the-art online professional development clearinghouse—a “one-stop shop” of effective practices, trainings and other resources for faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees.
    • Professional Development Coordination (4/2/14)

      04/2014
      Face-to-Face Event (Non-Flex/PD)
      April 2, 2014. LRC-105. Professional Development Coordination meeting organized by the Staff Resource Center and hosted by Norman Lorenz.
    • Professional Development, CCCCO Report Fall 2013

      04/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Recommendations to Revitalize and Re-envision? Professional Development in the California Community Colleges.
    • ProLOs 101: Creating, Assessing, and Reporting on Program Learning Outcomes - Fall 2016 Flex

      05/2016
      Flex/PD - Fall
      Presented by Gayle Pitman.This interactive workshop will focus on Program Learning Outcomes (ProLOs) from the ground up. Participants will learn strategies for developing ProLOs that are measurable and useful, and we will also engage in hands-on activities to develop basic competencies for ProLO assessment. This workshop will also include an introduction to the Program Learning Outcomes mapping function in the SLO online assessment tool. Faculty whose departments and programs will be undergoing Program Review in the 2016-2017 academic year are especially encouraged to attend.
    • Promoting a Culture of Financial Literacy (Flex Thursday)

      12/2014
      Flex/PD - Spring
      January 15, 2015. Fostering student success through MONEY MANAGEMENT. We will explore how SCC faculty and staff can promote a culture of financial literacy on our campus. We will explore the ways in which we can offer a comprehensive educational tool for faculty and staff in classrooms and when working with students one-on-one. You will learn more about the California Community College’s Financial Literacy Campaign and how we can expand Financial Literacy on our campus!
    • Promoting Safety in Community College Districts - Webinar

      04/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      Please take advantage of this FREE webinar, Promoting Safety in Community College Districts, presented by Heather R. Coffman. This webinar is presented via CCC Confer.