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May 19, 2016



Videos from graduation convey excitement, emotion

A video of the highlights from the May 13 Spring Commencement Ceremony, produced by Mark Van Horn, gives viewers a sense of the excitement and emotion of graduation—with the largest spring class to date for Columbus State, including a landmark high of 42 graduates in the Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering technologies, according to Dean Angelo Frole!


And Charlie Boss also produced a video—this time from the graduate’s-eye view—when she attached a GoPro camera to Early Childhood Education student Ayanna Thomas.


Grove Street/Jefferson Avenue construction to begin after short delay

The major road project on the Columbus Campus is still on track, though with a minor delay. The construction, which will close Grove Street and Jefferson Avenue for extended periods this summer, had been slated to start May 16, however, the contractor on the project had a last-minute delay in preparing the site. Plans call for work to begin today. Once underway, the entrance from Spring Street to Jefferson Avenue will be closed for one month.

For a map with detailed construction closures—which continue all summer—check out this link:


AQIP Systems Portfolio data collection effort begins

Every four years, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the college’s accrediting agency, requires the writing and submission of a document titled the “Systems Portfolio.”  This document covers the six Academic Quality Improvement Process (AQIP) categories, describing processes, results, and improvements in each system, and shows evidence that the institution continues to meet HLC's five Criteria for Accreditation.

Starting this month, the college will embark on the data collection process in preparation for its third Systems Portfolio. The Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Steering Committee has been tasked with collecting data that responds to questions within the categories and criteria required of the Systems Portfolio. Each of the six categories is led by a subject-matter expert and member of the CQI Steering Committee as follows:

Helping Students Learn - Adam Moskowitz, April Magoteaux

Meeting Students and Other Key Stakeholder Needs - Desiree Polk-Bland

Valuing Employees - Lynda Anderson-Casey

Planning and Leading - Kelly Weir

Knowledge Management and Resources Stewardship - Paul Rusinko, Karen Riley

Quality Overview - Greg Goodhart

If you receive a communication from any of the CQI Steering Committee members seeking responses to a specific set of questions, please respond in a timely manner.  You may receive several emails over the course of the next two years since writing a successful Portfolio involves documenting continuous quality improvement. This is a lengthy process and getting started early is paramount for the writing of a successful Systems Portfolio.  Should you have any questions prior to the start of the data collection process, please contact either Bruce Massis, Accreditation Liaison Officer or Dr. David Tom, Faculty Fellow for Accreditation.


Logistics Summit brings employers to Columbus State

The first-ever Logistics and Automation Summit was hosted recently at Columbus State for representatives from 15 Central Ohio companies, including Honda Logistics North America, Boar's Head Brand, Cardinal Health, Ashland Inc., Intelligrated, Schenker Logistics, and ODW Logistics. The event was led by Angelo Frole, dean of Business and Engineering Technologies, and faculty and staff who lead federally-funded grant projects from the National Science Foundation and Department of Labor. 

The event successfully highlighted Columbus State's continued efforts to address Central Ohio's talent shortages in logistics, supply chain management and manufacturing technologies through innovative educational programs. The agenda featured an overview of Columbus State's 20-year history teaching supply chain management, and a student/employer panel discussing the LINCS Program--a short-term supply chain training and certification option.

Jeff Spain, supervisor in Workforce Development, also introduced the logistics community to the work-study model currently being used in the Electro-Mechanical Engineering program and discussed how a new talent pipeline for careers in industrial maintenance was created through partnerships with Honda Manufacturing and Worthington City Schools.

The event closed by introducing the new associate degree program in Logistics Engineering Technology, an interdisciplinary degree created with industry collaboration that is expected to launch in January 2017. This new degree combines coursework from supply chain management, engineering, and computer science, and addresses the skills gaps created by the growing prominence of technology and automation used in logistics and manufacturing facilities. 


Behavior Intervention Team is here for support

Columbus State is aware that there may be times when you encounter a student who is challenging or concerning, for one reason or another. The Behavior Intervention Team is here to be a resource to both you and any student(s) of concern. You can learn more about the team by viewing the online brochure.

The cross-functional representation of the Behavior Intervention Team allows access to resources for support, as well as accountability, when needed.

If you have general concerns about an individual's behavior, please contact a member of the Behavior Intervention Team as early as possible. Members of the team are: Terrence Brooks, Joan Cook, Officer Laura Diamond, Dr. Ameena Kemavor, and Tiffany McClain.

No issue is too small to report; trust your instincts and notify someone. You can also complete an informational report online at:


Ready to run in the rain!

kids before race

Students from Columbus State’s after-school programs at Southwestern and Columbus City Schools enjoyed a fun run at the Delaware campus May 14. More than 250 students and their parents traveled by bus to Delaware to participate in the event. “Although the weather was uncooperative, the children and their families had a great time,” reported Stacia Edwards, dean of the Delaware Campus. Each participant received a medal and new pair of shoes. 

“The Afterschool Program, Delaware Campus Facilities and Police Department staff all planned well for this event,” said Edwards. “Many thanks to all who made it possible for these students and families to have a great day here!”


Exhibit in Library features artist Hemming

The Library is pleased to welcome returning artist William C. Hemming to its main gallery through June. Hemming has been painting for 50 years, with his first cartoon published in the Ohio State University Sundial humor magazine in 1965.  In 1985 he hosted his first one-man show at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. 

“I paint to express myself, and it is important for me to release what I like, dislike, and love, and what I find beautiful,” says Hemming. The exhibition will be on display in the Library’s main gallery on the second floor through June 30.



Many forms now updated on Intranet

With the current update of the college’s website underway, many resources on the Intranet are also being updated.

Over the last few months, Business and Administrative Services employees have been reviewing and updating content, including forms and related business processes, to determine how to best meet the needs of our colleagues. Whether you travel on college business, have responsibility for purchasing, need to change your bank account for direct deposit, or some other fairly common process, it should now be easier and more convenient for you to do so.   

You will now find a number of “fillable” forms available on the Intranet. You can complete these forms by filling in the data right on your screen, rather than having to print the form, fill it out and scan it.  There are also routing instructions and fields for digital signatures.  Please note, utilizing the digital signature option in these forms works on most platforms except for Apple mobile devices due to compatibility between Apple and Adobe. 

Please replace any downloaded forms you have with the new fillable forms.  To do so, visit the Forms page at:  (The Intranet requires you to log in.) All updates are now available. If you have suggestions for further improvements in these forms, please email Beth Bates


Submit your news to Update

Do you have news or an announcement for the employees of Columbus State? Send your news to Update, the Columbus State newsletter exclusively for employees. Update is published every Monday and Thursday during the semester, and on Mondays during semester breaks. Send your news to by Friday at noon for inclusion in the Monday edition, and Wednesday at noon for the Thursday edition. Update editors reserve the right to edit submissions for clarity, brevity and editorial style.

Submit your news to students in Campus Life

Are you hosting a special event for students, starting a new class next semester, offering a workshop or seminar of interest, or would you like to share a special student success story? Send your news to Campus Life, the weekly online publication for Columbus State students. Send student news to by Tuesday at noon for inclusion in the Wednesday edition of Campus Life. Campus Life headlines are sent to students via email each Wednesday during the semester.