Dr. Elizabeth Imhof facilitating an ALI training workshop.

Faculty Resource Center

What We Do

Mission: The mission of the SBCC Faculty Resource Center (FRC) is to provide instructional consultation and support to educational program faculty and departments so that students can successfully achieve their course and institutional student learning outcomes (SLOs).

The FRC serves the mission of the college by providing the following services to faculty and staff: (See the PDF to read the FRC's SLOs).

  • Pedagogically-focused training - Training that focuses on teaching strategies for on campus (including smart or technology equipped classrooms) and online classes. We offer training in a variety of tools geared toward teachers’ skill levels, goals, and interests. Take a peek at our technology planning matrix.

  • Consultation and advisement about teaching strategies, technologies' selection, and creation of universally-designed course materials – Probably the most important service we offer is planning and consultation. Our job is to listen to your needs and goals and provide advice about how to proceed. Sometimes that includes technology solutions but it always includes pedagogical strategies. So don’t be bashful. Call or email us at (David, X2862, wong[at]sbcc[dot]edu), (Laurie, X2724, vasquez[at]sbcc[dot]edu, or (Elizabeth, X5148, Imhof[at]sbcc[dot]edu).

  • Instructional Materials Development - includes video/audio taping and editing. We also provide instructional design and technology expertise to create your materials. See our Faculty Showcase to see some of the FRC/faculty projects where we’ve provided instructional design and development support.

  • Exploration of new technologies for teaching in the classroom - This includes new mobile and web technologies, etc.

  • Leadership in making recommendations to faculty and administration - We participate in educational program workgroups and Academic Senate committees.

Map to FRC

Location and Hours of Operation: Our hours of operation are: 8 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday Location: ECC-40 (see map below) Phone: (805) 965-0581, X2860; Department email: frc-group[at]pipeline.sbcc.edu

Map to Faculty Resource Center

Faculty Resource Center (ECC-40 next to Security) below pedestrian bridge 

  • Here is the contact information for FRC faculty and staff:

    Faculty: 

     portrait of Elizabeth Imhof

    Dr. Elizabeth Imhof (100% FTE), FRC Co-Director & Professional Development Coordinator, Office: Library Main Floor, x 5148, imhof[at]sbcc.edu  - Instructional Consultation; Faculty Training & Advisement

    portrait of Laurie Vasquz
    Laurie Vasquez (40% FTE–FRC, 60% FTE- DSPS), Assistive Technology Specialist, ECC-40, x 2724, vasquez[at]sbcc.edu - Accessibility & Universal Access; Assistive Technology & Equipment; Curricunet & Turnitin Training

    Management & Staff:

    portrait of David Wong

    Dr. David Wong - Director, Instructional Technology, and Co-Director, FRC (department manager), ECC-40, 805-897-3462, wong[at]sbcc.edu - Instructional Consultation; Online Course Training, Web development, Screen recordings

    Video chat on Cranium Cafe with David L Wong

    David - receiving Honorable Mention at Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award (March 2018) with Dan Watkins
    picture of David receiving honorable mention for Outstanding Administrator of Year award
     
     portrait of Jeff Barnes
     

    Jeff Barnes, FRC Technology Specialist, ECC-40, x2395, barnes[at]sbcc.edu - Video and Audio Production/Compression/Streaming; DVD and CD mastering

    Jeff (pictured below receiving Honorable Mention at Outstanding Classified Staff Member of the Year Award (April 2018) with Dr. Anthony Beebe (former President of SBCC) and Elizabeth Auchincloss, CSEA steward and Classified Council Member.

    picture of Jeff receiving honorable mention for Outstanding Classified Staff Member of Year

    portrait of Karen Shannon
     
    Karen Shannon, FRC Development Specialist, Sr., ECC-40, X2861, klshannon[at]pipeline.sbcc.edu - Web Page Development; Online Course & Campus Pipeline training.
     
     
    Karen (pictured below receiving Honorable Mention at Outstanding Classified Staff Member of the Year Award (April 2019) with Dr. Pamela Ralston (EVP of SBCC) and Elizabeth Auchincloss, CSEA steward and Classified Council Member.
     
    picture of Karen receiving honorable mention for oustanding classified member of year at April 2019 Board meeting
     
     
     
    portrait of Rob Brown
    Robert Brown, FRC Development Specialist, Sr., ECC-40, X2860, RLBrown2[at]pipeline.sbcc.edu - Web page development, Online Course training, Graphics design, E-Lumen and Omni tool training, Campus Pipeline
     
    Rob was selected as the Outstanding Classified Member of the Year in Spring 2016!
  • to Canvas tutorials to Pipeline tutorials to Gmail and Google calendar tutorials to Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS) tutorials to end of term checklist to universal accessibility tutorials

    This section contains links to a variety of web tutorials and guides to computer technology and software used at SBCC. They are listed below:

    Classroom management, record-keeping, & student early-alert - Classroom management generally refers to those tasks that do not focus on teaching actions but on ones that are required.

    • Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) - This is a link to our SLO training materials. The SLO page includes examples of CSLOs, rubrics, and general information on student learning outcomes. The college's official list of SLOs, as well as detailed description of the SLO cycle, can be found on the college's Accreditation website.
    • Campus Pipeline Portal - This portal is a hub for connecting to all of the college's enterprise computer systems such as Google Mail, Canvas learning management system, Banner (access to rosters, submitting final grades and faculty grade packet submissions), and other important, non-teaching systems such as payroll, college financials, etc. - desktop/laptop or LIMITED mobile app
    • Submitting grade packet (records of achievement) - At the end of each semester, the college requires that each faculty member submits records of achievement (copy of gradebook in electronic form) of each section to the Faculty Grade Packet Upload Tool in Admissions & Records at https://ebb.sbcc.edu/gput/ . The files must be in the following formats in order to be submitted: .xls,.xlsx, .csv, .txt,.rtf,.pdf.
      • Canvas gradebooks can be downloaded/exported. See this Canvas guide for help.
      • For those that would like to convert paper gradebooks into electronic form, you may do so utilizing some of the satellite copiers around campus. Please click on the below link to access instructions:
      • https://goo.gl/c3RV3C
    • Positive Attendance - Some courses require recording of positive attendance. After logging into Banner, select the submit positive attendance link.  If you see a course listed, then you must enter the positive attendance data for that class. If you do not see a course listed in the positive attendance page, then you have no positive attendance recording to submit. Here are instructions and a video posted that demonstrates how to submit positive attendance.
    • Banner – Faculty members can class rosters, add authorization codes, drop students, and submit final letter grades via Banner. - desktop/laptop or LIMITED mobile app
    • Curricunet/Meta - This is the curriculum management system where the course of study outlines - CORs are stored, and where course modifications and new course proposals are submitted. - desktop/laptop
    • eLumen - This is the system for submitting course SLO scores, course improvement plans (CIPS), and participation report of department faculty - access via a link under faculty tab after logging into Campus Pipeline. - Contact the FRC for training and Dr. Michael Robinson (faculty SLO coordinator) at marobinson3[at]sbcc[dot]edu for running reports in eLumen. desktop/laptop
    • Starfish - This is an early alert retention and connect system to address student retention at the college. (starting summer or fall 2016 semester) - desktop/laptop
    • 25Live - Room Scheduling Request Tool - This tool is for SBCC faculty and staff who want to request a room on-campus during regular business hours for special events. Students should work through student clubs or the Associate Dean of Student Development's office. - desktop/laptop
    • OMNI - OMNI is the tool we use to edit the pages within sbcc.edu.  If you do not have access to edit your page, please contact the FRC for assistnace.  There is a google slideshow that shows a preview of all "snippets"
    • End of Term Checklist - A simple checklist to remember what needs to be done at the end of the term such as submitting final grades, recording positive attendance (some classes only), uploading grades to course packet, etc.

     
    Technology for online or on-campus instruction

    • Gmail - the college's official email system for communicating with students and other college staff - Contact the IT Helpdesk at X2215 for technical questions and the FRC for teaching/learning uses of Google apps - desktop/laptop or mobile app
    • Canvas - College’s official learning management system for online and on-campus courses. Each faculty member has a Canvas course shell for every section she teaches. Check flex website for small group Canvas workshops or contact FRC staff for an individual training appointment. - desktop/laptop and mobile app
    • Google Drive - Toolset for creating, storing and sharing classroom materials on the Web - Contact the IT Helpdesk at X2215 for technical questions and the FRC for teaching/learning uses of Google apps - desktop/laptop or mobile app
    • Office 365Toolset for creating, storing and sharing classroom materials on the Web - Contact the IT Helpdesk at X2215 for technical questions and the FRC for teaching/learning uses of Google apps - desktop/laptop or mobile app
    • Zoom - Web conferencing software that can be used for virtual meetings such as college committees, online office hours, and online tutoring. Contact the IT Helpdesk at X2215 to set up an account. - desktop/laptop or mobile app
    • TurnItin - plagiarism prevention software system used to store students' papers and for faculty to review, grade, and provide feedback on student papers. Only faculty can submit student paper deletion requests to the Turnitin administrator. Read these directions for more information. Contact Laurie Vasquez at X2724 to set up an account. - desktop/laptop
    • LinkedIn Learning - The college has licensed all the LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) products.  It is accessible  via a link on your resources tab in Campus Pipeline. - desktop/laptop or mobile app

     
    Mobile technologies for on-campus instruction

    • Attendance 2 - iPad/iPhone software ($5) that you can you can use to take attendance
    • Doceri - iPad software that can be used to control a classroom presentation computer, and has a built-in portable whiteboard for drawing, illustrating as well as screen/voice recording capability of iPad activity
    • Socrative - iPhone/iPad or Droid - Contingent teaching/clicker software to ask/record students' responses to questions, record queries,and for other formative assessments
    • Remind - iPhone/iPad or Droid - SMS software to send mass text messages to students via phone

     
    Contingent Teaching, Related Methodologies, and Research Findings

     
    Creating Course Web-based Materials

    • Copyright Info – information that you should know before you use other people’s materials in your classes
    • E-textbooks - material development and organization
    • Google Drive - Toolset for creating, storing and sharing classroom materials on the Web
    • Media and Accessibility – making sure that your course materials are accessible for all learners including those with disabilities
    • SnagIt - Software that can be used to create computer screen recordings which can then be uploaded to Youtube or 3CMedia. Contact the FRC staff for SnagIt download information.


    Photo or Video & Audio Production of Course Materials

    Recording your Video/Audio


    Photography

    Tips for using a smartphone to take pictures. - Here's a link to a site with a number of great tips for improving the quality of your photographs.

    https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/good-pictures-phone-tips

    Captioning your Video or Transcribing your Audio

    Uploading and Storing your Video for Viewing

    SBCC Program Review (Process in eLumen) - compliments of Kenley Neufeld. They should be completed in order to allow for a successful submission. You must be a department chairperson or be an assigned collaborator in order to edit information in the review.

    Accessibility 

    • See DSPS website on selecting and developing instructional materials are that are accessible to students
  • The section has a list of of the technology and non-technology types of training available through the FRC.  FRC provides various types of technology and non-technology training. 

    Faculty Professional Development and Training Schedule (Use your Pipeline ID and password to register. ) 

    Technology Training (Pipeline, Canvas, Google, Starfish, Mobile, Clickers, etc.) 
    Small group technology training in the FRCHuman presence technology training

    Linked-In Learning
    (formerly Lynda.com)
    - After logging into Campus Pipeline, choose the Linked-In Learning link on your resources tab.

    Grant-funded Training & Development - Contact Elizabeth Imhof at imhof[at]sbcc[dot]edu to find out about participating in these workshops.


    Accessibility Training
    (Materials, Software, and Hardware) - If you develop course materials or make use of publisher materials, then you should participate in the FRC's accessibility workshops or complete the @ONE workshops on your own.

  • This Academic Senate committee is dedicated to creating a dialogue about teaching and learning at SBCC.  The committee meets 2nd/4th Mondays, 3:00 p.m. in the Faculty Library Study Room. 

    Functions and Responsibilities of CFR

    1. Identifies and facilitates the incorporation of strategies that enhance student success in the classroom and through campus learning support services (Library and LRC).
    2. Works closely with instructional faculty and Student Services to integrate student success initiatives campus-wide.
    3. Serves as liaison between faculty and Library staff on policies affecting utilization of the library, its resources and other faculty matters.
    4. Serves as liaison between faculty and LSS staff on policies affecting utilization of the LSS, its resources and other faculty matters.
    5. Provides oversight and general direction on tutorial allocations, and policies for operation of the LSS (Library/LRC).


    Here is a series of links to resources this committee or the Faculty Resource Center believes will be of use to faculty: