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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    • Race on Campus: The Latest

      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Protest forces a board meeting to move; physicists challenge chief justice; a clothing company offers sweatshirts imagining colleges named for black leaders; medical students join protest movement; university bans Confederate flags and swastikas.
    • Reading Apprenticeship Workshop: Making the Invisible Visible

      10/2014
      Flex/PD - Fall
      October 30, 2014. 12:00pm - 12:50pm. Classroom Routines in Support of Better Reading.
    • Reading Circles Get Students to Do the Reading

      03/2014
      Articles and Publications
      In my course, the required reading is intensive and extensive. Students must read multiple texts that range across disciplines, genres, history, and culture. The goal of this interdisciplinary course is improvement of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Many students arrive in class not having done the reading.
    • Ready to Flip: Three Ways to Hold Students Accountable for Pre-Class Work

      01/2016
      Articles and Publications
      One of the most frequent questions faculty ask about the flipped classroom model is: “How do you encourage students to actually do the pre-class work and come to class prepared?”
    • Real-World Problem-Solving in Your World - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Karen Tercho, Bryan Krofchok, and Mark Dennis. Engage your students while guiding them into the driver's seat of higher-order thinking. Join faculty from diverse academic departments (Computer Information Science, Psychology, and the Library) as they share easy-to-implement tools and techniques for leading students through the problem-solving process.
    • Reality Check: Helping to Manage Student Expectations

      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Unrealistic expectations present teachers with a conundrum. We want students to believe in themselves. We want them committed to doing well. But we need them to be realistic about what success demands.
    • Redesigning Community Colleges (Live Stream Event)

      02/2016
      Flex/PD - Spring
      The Community College Research Center (CCRC) in Columbia recently published a book on Guided Pathways that addresses the new Student Success and Support Program and Equity funding, as well as the increasing emphasis on Associate Degrees for Transfer. The authors of this groundbreaking book paint a picture of what a community college can accomplish if these initiatives merge into a single, mega-redesign of the college.
    • Reduce Online Course Anxiety with a Check-in Quiz

      03/2017
      Articles and Publications
      “Online classes are often intimidating for first-time students,” writes David St Clair. “They wrestle with the gnawing fear that their class has no anchor in the physical world and that there will be no one there to address their fears and concerns.” (p. 129) His solution? A simple, online check-in quiz.
    • Reengineering Retention

      08/2014
      Articles and Publications
      Indeed, progress was often slowed for want of adequate funding. But with a few years’ attention to improving conditions for living and learning, we suddenly discovered we had another problem to address: We had a larger student body than we had intended because fewer students were leaving.
    • Regular and Substantive Contact in D2L

      02/2015
      Flex/PD - Spring
      All SCC courses taught partially or fully via distance education must include regular and substantive contact. Come learn how to ensure your D2L courses meet this requirement.
    • Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support

      03/2017
      Articles and Publications
      Current efforts don’t spend enough time dealing with challenges such as students’ financial insecurity, hunger, and homelessness, a new report asserts.
    • Remembering vs. Understanding

      03/2017
      Articles and Publications
      I don’t teach history, but I’ve always been a bit of a history and trivia buff. So, just for fun, I recently decided I wanted to memorize all the U.S. presidents in order. For the early presidents, I use a mnemonic that I learned in elementary school: “Washington And Jefferson Made Many A Joke” which refers to Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson.
    • Resisting Elite Stereotypes

      05/2016
      Articles and Publications
      A call to bridge the divide between academic and public discourse.
    • Retention Strategies Fall 2016

      08/2016
      Articles and Publications
      Retention Strategies Fall 2016.
    • Reviewing ESL Writing Content and EPT Grading Rubric - Fall 2015 Flex

      05/2015
      Flex/PD - Fall
      August 20, 2015. Presented by Brett Thomas. This workshop will allow ESL faculty to review the curriculum content of six levels of writing courses and to match that content to the Essay Placement Test grading rubric, as well as adapt the rubric better to the current course content. This process is required for revalidation of the essay test.