Staff Resource Center
Professional Learning at SCC occurs throughout the year, with heavy concentrations of PD events held the week before the Spring and Fall semesters begin in what we call Professional Learning & Development Week (previously known as Flex Week).
The Staff Resource Center at SCC coordinates many of the professional learning opportunities on campus. It is led by one or more faculty release coordinators and a classified professional coordinator assistant, is supported by temporary classified professional(s), and enjoys the leadership of the AVPESS for oversight.
Meeting Your Professional Learning Goals
Faculty are required to have a certain number of hours of professional learning each year by contract. This is known as the Flex obligation. In strong alignment with AB2558, we believe that everyone should benefit from professional learning for personal and professional growth and that all can enjoy our events, whether they qualify for Flex Credit or not.
As an SCC employee, you can accomplish your professional learning goals by regularly engaging in PD with your colleagues. Often you may find yourself enjoying professional learning outside of Los Rios, either through travel to conferences or seminars, webinars from outside organizations devoted to antiracism, community courses or events, or elsewhere.
Professional Learning Categories
There are five main categories of professional learning, although many professional learning opportunities may intersect multiple categories:
Student support and engagement
Previously this may have been known as classroom management.
A continuous cycle for planning, assessing, analyzing, and improving processes, programs, and services that support the University's mission and vision.
Personal & Professional Growth
Instruction & Pedagogy
How Learning Events Are Created
You can also influence your professional learning and the learning of others by suggesting opportunities that we may provide that will make our offerings more holistic, or by yourself facilitating a professional learning opportunity for others from the knowledge and experience you’ve gained in your own journey.
The Staff Resource Center coordinates professional learning opportunities often in conjunction with affinity groups such as the Cultural Engagement Centers. Affinity groups and centers will also offer their own professional learning opportunities. All of these are reflected in the Calendar of Events. Those events in the calendar that are approved for Flex Credit are highlighted as such.
The SRC has a biweekly newsletter.
Flex & Flex/PD Week
Flex refers to the obligation that faculty have for professional learning. Learn about Flex events and how to record your Flex obligations. Note: only faculty must report their Flex.
Meeting Your Needs
A portal for you to evaluate a professional learning opportunity; provide insight about a future event, a website recommendation, an idea about Convocation; and more.
Planning an Event
Follow these steps when creating your own event.
Convocation happens twice a year, and we can always use help!
Equity in Professional Learning
We believe that equity should be at the core of all professional learning at SCC.
Information on the sabbatical process, including forms you need to fill out.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Friday:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Learning Resource Center, LRC 106
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
- Associate Vice President of Equity and Student Services: John Dixon
- Faculty Staff Resource Center Coordinator,
Math/Stats Tutoring Lab Coordinator: Halsey Boyd
Phone: (916) 558-2162
- Faculty Staff Resource Center Co-Coordinator,
Puente Mathematics Faculty Co-Coordinator: Karla Rojas
Phone: (916) 558-2341
- Staff Resource Center Coordinator,
Classified Senate Vice President,
Caring Campus Lead: Carmen Hirkala
Phone: (916) 558-2249
- Classified Temporary Assistant: Linh Tran
Phone: (916) 650-2745