Center for Professional Development

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schuber (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (Email )Hodgkig (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (Georgine Hodgkinson), Professional Development Coordinator

edmanj (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (subject: CASSL) (Email Jeanne Edman), Faculty Researcher

meinzp (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (subject: CASSL) (Email Paul Meinz), IT Business/Tech Analyst I

sencils (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (Email Sabrina Sencil), Research Analyst 

tilsonh (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (Email)Tilsonh (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu ( Heather Tilson), Dean of Institutional Effectiveness 

Professional Development

Welcome to the Center for Professional Development!

We are dedicated to promoting the highest levels of teaching, learning, and service. We encourage campus-wide collaboration in an effort to foster student success.

Upcoming PD Events

Upcoming PD Events

Aug 16
Dog Days of Summer Canvas Training
Repeats every day 4 times.
10:30 am to 12:00 pm, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Center for Instructional Innovation (BS-163/164)

During the penultimate week of summer will be held the Dog Days of Summer Canvas training:

  • Monday, August 13: outcomes-based assessment
  • Tuesday, August 14: assessment tools
  • Wednesday, August 15: course oganization and communication
  • Thursday, August 16: creating and curating content

Please register for the event by filling out the form DEWD Training for CRC.

Aug 21
Flex Week- Canvas Boot Camp
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Drop in for hands-on help using Canvas to integrate the internet with your instruction.
No registration is required.

Aug 22
PD Institute Dealing with Disruption: A Three- Part Workshop
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
WINN 150

Coffee and Networking 
8:00am-8:30 am 
Part I: disruptive Students in the Classroom 
8:30am-9:30 am 

Verbal judo can help to “disrupt” the stress and tension that originates from student disruptions in the classroom. In this portion of the PD Institute, Captain Jinky Lampano will review district policies that inform students’ behavioral expectations and share strategies for effectively managing difficult and disruptive classroom occurrences.
Part II: Accessibility and Universal Design 
9:30am- 11:00 am 

Accessibility and Universal Design is required to meet Section 508 compliance, but can result in a “disruption” of longstanding approaches to curriculum delivery. Join Gaeir Dietrich, the director of the High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) of the California community colleges, for a presentation on learning styles, sensitivity to different learning strategies, the intersection of learning styles and accessibility, and finally, a discussion of teaching to maximize student success. Gaeir has served on the advisory boards for AHEAD, Bookshare, DIAGRAM Center, the Alternate Text Production Center (ATPC), and the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC). In 2010‑2011, she served as the chair for the Federal Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) in Postsecondary Education. She is a contributing author to Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act, published by NASPA. The last 30 minutes of this session will give participants the chance to think about Dietrich’s presentation in context via a brainstorming session with IT expert, Tim Hixon. This collaborative discussion will give participants the chance to voice IT needs as they relate to web-enhanced and on-line courses. Share, and learn about, possible technological strategies for crafting a successful on-line teaching environment.
Part III: Los Rios Sexual Harassment Policies 
11:00 am- 12:00pm 

he #timesup and #metoo movements have raised our social consciousness around the topic of sexual harassment; these social movements have “disrupted” outdated and permissive attitudes towards sexual harassment and demanded change. The recent CRC student sexual harassment complaint is also raising our organizational consciousness. This discussion will consider recent Los Rios sexual harassment policy changes, solicit employee feedback on the related Sacramento Bee article (, and reflect on other approaches to “disrupting” sexual harassment on Los Rios college campuses. Jaime Gerigk will also join this discussion. Ms. Gerigk, MSW, is Director of Counseling and Outreach at WEAVE in Sacramento. WEAVE, established in 1978, is the region’s widely respected provider of crisis intervention, residential and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, sex trafficking and intimate partner violence. She has worked in the fields of sexual assault and domestic violence for 16 years and medical social work and hospice for 10 years.

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