Professional Development Center

​​Professional Development Center

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Welcome to the Professional Development Center!


The PDC offers SJCC faculty and staff a variety of activities that can assist in your professional enrichment and development.

Visit the PDC located in GE118 or explore this site to learn more about the opportunities and resources available.

The Professional Development Center seeks to support the entire San Jose City College community (faculty, staff, and administrators) as they expand their professional practices. It serves as the hub for career opportunities and personal and professional growth.

About the Facility

Our PDC presentation room is located in GE118. This room can accommodate up to 20 participants with a presenter/moderator. Also available are 6 computer work stations to provide hands-on training. For more information or to reserve the PDC, contact us via email to Professional Development Center or at extension 3418. Some highlights include:

    • Presenter’s PC Station
    • Data Projection & Sounds System

SJECCD CIVILITY STATEMENT

SJECCD Civility Statement“Civility begins with me! Everyone has Worth and Dignity.”

We, the Civility (C3) Task Force, are proud of our work on the District Civility Statement, reflecting months of work by a group representing all District constituencies. We welcome input and guidance as to how this statement should be used by and for our educational community. We expect this to be a working document, useful to the District over time.
We the students, employees, and trustees at SJECCD are committed to a conscious demonstration of mutual respect - for people, for their roles, for their knowledge and expertise. While no civility statement can guarantee considerate and principled conduct, the values set forth below represent institutional ideals and should serve as guide posts.
Respect, civility, integrity and honesty are not just words; they are intentions that must be present in our interactions with one another.
Civility requires cooperation, tolerance, forgiveness, acceptance, inclusiveness, kindness, compassion, courtesy, perception, and patience. It is expressed not only in the words we choose, but also in our tone, demeanor, and actions.
We honor the right of expression as a hallmark of learning, and we treasure intellectual freedom, tempered with respect for the rights of others, even when individual or group points of view are controversial or out of favor with prevailing perspectives. Individuals should not feel intimidated or be subject to reprisal for voicing their concerns, or for participating in governance or policy making.
An individual’s perception of what is or is not civil conduct can be influenced by their culture and life experiences. We can all use assistance from time to time in understanding or seeing behaviors through the eyes of another person. We need to acknowledge these differences and be open to receiving feedback from someone who may perceive something we have done, without intent, as being uncivil. We also need to evaluate our own expectations of civility to ensure that we are not setting an unrealistically high bar.
In the face of incivility, silence can indicate consent; we each have responsibility to speak out to counteract incivility.
Guide Posts

    • Civility begins with me.

    • Each person is responsible for creating and maintaining a positive place to learn and to work, where everyone can flourish.

    • Take responsibility for one’s own choices. Accept your responsibility to engage courteously in all forms of communication (oral, written, and electronic).

    • Listening, not just hearing, but listening with respect, is the proper response to others.

    • Regardless of status, everyone has worth and dignity which should be valued.

    • Recognize contributions of others and value their opinions.
      All members of the community are responsible for and expected to exemplify and promote civility, integrity, and concern for the common good.

    • Demonstrate and promote fair and just treatment; practice forgiveness and compassion.

Adopted by Board of Trustees on 10.8.2013

For more information, please see the civility statement resources below.

CIVILITY RESOURCES

Best PracticesExamples of best practices are provided by members of the SJECCD community and others. If you have an example of an individual or area exhibiting a useful practice demonstrating civility, please contact the SJCC Professional Development Center Coordinator.
Green Sheet StatementsThis section lists samples of civility statements in syllabus. The format suggested can be modified.

Sample Civility StatementSuggestions for Syllabus


Instructional MethodsThe following example comes from the University of California at Santa Cruz Center for Teaching and Learning.
Civility WebsitesVirginia Tech

Center for Teaching & Learning, UCSC

UCDavis, Civility Project

University of Colorado: The Meaning of Civility

John Hopkins University

Kingsborough Community College


 

EventsThis section of the website includes a list of events related to civility.

Seminars

Webinars


Events are also held at the Professional Development Center during Professional Development Days and regular semester.


 

Bibliography

This bibliography, though not exhaustive, provides a means for further academic research. It contains references for both popular and scholarly artciles.

Michigan State University

 

University of Michigan

Joseph Clark


References:

Civility Reference (J. Rookstool)

University of Missouri

 Fostering Civility Powerpoint, July 2012


Reflections

If you have some thoughtful writing about what civility means to you and the SJECCD community, please contact the SJCC Professional Development Cetner Coordinator.

Reflections from 5/02/2013 and 8/30/2013, Rountable Sessions at San Jose City College:

Civility SJCC Workshop Notes, 05-02-13


 

What does civility mean?

Civility Quotes

PaperClip Communications


 

Articles

The list of articles below has been compiled as a resource to explore the situations succesfully implemented by other educational institutions.
J. Rookstool (2003), Civility Report

Dealing with Troublesome Behavior in the Classroom


20 Possible Ways to Promote Civility


Classroom Civility-A Faculty Guide (Jamestown Community College)
Managing Incivility in the Classroom
Bad Professor
The Civility Discourse: Where Do We Stand and How to Proceed:(University of Maryland)
Factors Community College Faculty Consider Important to Academic Leadership

Cyberbullying Resources
Cyberbullying Resources, San Jose Mercury News
Colleges Graplling with Incivility
Healing from the Incivility Pill

Dealing with Troublesome Behaviors in the Classroom

The Decline in Civility and Why Civility Matters

UPCOMING EVENTS​

Professional Development Days

 Fall 2014​​​

Thursday, August 28th

9:00am to 3:00pm

&

Friday, August 29th

9:00am to 3:00pm


EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Award categories:  Classified, Faculty, and Administrator.

  • Distinguished Classified Award: This award is to be presented annually to a classified employee for their exemplary contributions to San Jose City College.
  • Distinguished Faculty Award: This award is to be presented annually to a faculty member for their exemplary level of commitment to the students, their profession, and San Jose City College.

Faculty Recognition Nomination​

  • Distinguished Administrator Award: This award is to be presented annually to an administrator for their exemplary level of commitment to San Jose City College and the community.

2015 Ceremony Date:   TBD               Location: T415                  Time: TBD​


Professional Development Day

The college provides two professional development days (PDD’s) every fiscal year, one in fall and on in spring, as well as a Student Success Symposium in Spring. Please see the documents at the bottom of the page to view past PDD events for our campus. 

 

 

PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=9PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=10PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=11PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=12PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=13PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=14PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=15PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=16PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=17PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=18PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=19PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=20PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=21PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=22PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=23PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=24PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=25PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=26PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=27PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=28PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=29PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=30PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=31PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=32PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=33PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=34PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=35PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=36PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=37PDD Fall 2013
PDD Fall 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=38PDD Fall 2013

 

 

20 Ways to Promote Civility and Respect, University of Missourihttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/20_Ways_to_Promote_Civility_and_Respect_University_of_Missouri.pdf20 Ways to Promote Civility and Respect, University of MissouriCivility Support Documents
Civility Paperclip Communicationshttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Civility_Paperclip_Communications.pdfCivility Paperclip CommunicationsCivility Support Documents
Civility Quotes, August 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Civility_Quotes_Aug_2013.pdfCivility Quotes, August 2013Civility Support Documents
Civility References Bibliographyhttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Civility_References_Bibliography_1.pdfCivility References BibliographyCivility Support Documents
Civility Report 2003 - J. Rookstoolhttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Civility_Report_2003_J._Rookstool.pdfCivility Report 2003 - J. RookstoolCivility Support Documents
Civility SJCC Workshop Notes - May 2, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Civility_SJCC_05.02.2013_Workshop_Notes.pdfCivility SJCC Workshop Notes - May 2, 2013Civility Support Documents
Colleges Grappling with Incivility Education Digesthttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Colleges_Grappling_with_Incivility_Education_Digest.pdfColleges Grappling with Incivility Education DigestCivility Support Documents
Cyberbullying Resources, San Jose Mercury Newshttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Cyberbullying_Resources_San_Jose_Mercury_News.pdfCyberbullying Resources, San Jose Mercury NewsCivility Support Documents
Fostering Civility, July 2012 - J.Rookstoolhttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Fostering_Civility_July_2012_J_Rookstool.pdfFostering Civility, July 2012 - J.RookstoolCivility Support Documents
Healing from the Bitter Pill of Incivility, Cunthia Clarkhttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Healing_from_the_Bitter_Pill_of_Incivility_Cunthia_Clark.pdfHealing from the Bitter Pill of Incivility, Cunthia ClarkCivility Support Documents
Managing Incivility in the Classroom, Holladay 2006http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Article_Managing_Incivility_in_the_Classroom_Holladay_2006.pdfManaging Incivility in the Classroom, Holladay 2006Civility Support Documents
SJCC Civility Professional Development Workshop, August 30, 2013http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/SJCC_Civility__Prof_Dev_Wkshp_83013_notes.pdfSJCC Civility Professional Development Workshop, August 30, 2013Civility Support Documents
Sample Civility Statementhttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Sample_Civility_Statements2-1.pdfSample Civility StatementCivility Support Documents
Syllabus Suggestions for Civilityhttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Syllabus_Suggestions_for_Civility2.pdfSyllabus Suggestions for CivilityCivility Support Documents
Administrator_Recognition_Nomination_Sp_2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/FINAL_Administrator_Recognition_Nomination_March_2014.pdfAdministrator_Recognition_Nomination_Sp_2014Professional Development Center Documents
Biography Jonathan Brennanhttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/BioJonathanBrennan.pdfBiography Jonathan BrennanProfessional Development Center Documents
Classified_Recognition_Nomination_Sp_2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/FINAL_Classified_Recognition_ Nomination_April_2014.pdfClassified_Recognition_Nomination_Sp_2014Professional Development Center Documents
Faculyt_Recognition_Nomination_Sp_2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/FINAL_Faculty_Recognition_Nomination_March_2014.pdfFaculyt_Recognition_Nomination_Sp_2014Professional Development Center Documents
Staff Development Funds Applicationhttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Rev_Sept_2013_Professional_Conference_Funds_Application.pdfStaff Development Funds ApplicationProfessional Development Center Documents
2013 Fall PDD - Final PDD Agendahttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/FINAL_Fall_2013PDD__Schedule_August_28_20132.pdf2013 Fall PDD - Final PDD AgendaProfessional Development Day Documents
2013 Fall PDD - New Employee PowerPointhttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Fall_2013_New_Employees_Powerpoint_Aug_28_2013.pdf2013 Fall PDD - New Employee PowerPointProfessional Development Day Documents
2013 Spring PDD - Breakout Sessionshttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Breakout_Sessions_April_12_2013_PDD.pdf2013 Spring PDD - Breakout SessionsProfessional Development Day Documents
2013 Spring PDD - Final PDD Agendahttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/PDD_April_11_2013_Final_Agenda1.pdf2013 Spring PDD - Final PDD AgendaProfessional Development Day Documents
2013 Spring PDD - Keynote Speaker Biographyhttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/William_Allen_Young_Biography_August_28_2013.pdf2013 Spring PDD - Keynote Speaker BiographyProfessional Development Day Documents
2014 Spring PDD - Breakout Sessions, March 14, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Final_March_14th_2014_Afternoon-Breakout_Sessions_V3.pdf2014 Spring PDD - Breakout Sessions, March 14, 2014Professional Development Day Documents
2014 Spring PDD - Final PDD Agenda, March 14, 2014http://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Final__March_14th_PDD_Agenda_Version_(3).pdf2014 Spring PDD - Final PDD Agenda, March 14, 2014Professional Development Day Documents
Accreditation & Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) Updatehttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/Accreditation___SLO_Update_Fall_2013.pptxAccreditation & Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) UpdateProfessional Development Day Documents
Ms. Mayra Cruz, Board Presidenthttp://www.sjcc.edu/PresidentOffice/Documents/PDD_August_29_2013_Trustee_Cruz_3_Dr_Cepeda_9.pptxMs. Mayra Cruz, Board PresidentProfessional Development Day Documents

​Contact Us

Location

GE-118


Contact

Dr. ​Celia Cruz-Johnson
SJCC Professional Development Center Coordinator


Phone

(408) 298-2181 Ext. 3418

 

Email

Celia.Cruz@sjcc.edu


Important Forms

Staff Development Funds Application


Conference Attendance Request Form

SJCC Supporting Page
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