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March 28, 2019


In-Service schedule unveiled

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In-Service 2019 is quickly approaching! Please join us on Thursday, April 18 for a day of professional development and community building. 

In-Service provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn about college resources and strategies to improve student success. Classes scheduled before 5:00 p.m. will not be held to give everyone an opportunity to participate. We hope you will join your colleagues as we share resources and best practices. We will also celebrate the student success work that recently earned Columbus State the prestigious Leah Meyer Austin award 

Opening remarks by Dr. Harrison will kick off the day, followed by breakout sessions. You can preview the sessions and RSVP for the ones that interest you. The full list is here. Locations for each session will be announced soon.  

Please RSVP for Lunch Session 1 or Lunch Session 2. 

If you have questions, please email events@cscc.edu 


Local publication reports on the College’s emerging food store

With plans quickly taking shape for Columbus State’s fresh food store, Columbus Underground interviewed Desiree Polk-Bland this week about the emerging project. The store, set to open later this year, will be located in a still-to-be renovated storage building on Grove Street across from WD. You can read the story here.

 


Higher Learning Commission issues Appraisal Review

Bruce Massis, accreditation liaison officer, and David Tom, faculty fellow for accreditation, have announced that the College has received its final Appraisal Review of its Systems Portfolio from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Portfolio is a required document submitted to the HLC before the upcoming Comprehensive Quality Review (CQR) visit.

In the most important section of the Appraisal Review, the College was rated “clear” in 19 of 21 areas of response to the Criteria for Accreditation. A “clear” rating equates to “strong, clear, and well-presented.” Ratings determine if the College has met those criteria for re-affirmation of accreditation in each of five areas of review:

  • Mission
  • Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct
  • Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support
  • Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
  • Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness.


The upcoming CQR visit October 28-30 presents the College with an opportunity to highlight specific areas of discussion identified by the Appraisal Review team.

Massis and Tom would like to thank all who worked on the Systems Portfolio for 18 months. It was work and commitment that resulted in an outstanding document.

  • Professor Ingrid Emch, English
  • Professor Antoinette Perkins, Sport Exercise Studies & Hospitality Programs
  • Professor Adam Moskowitz, Social Sciences
  • April Martin, chair, Nursing
  • Desiree Polk-Bland, executive dean, Advising & Student Support
  • Renee Hill, Enrollment Management & Student Services
  • Diana Wisse, Advising & Student Support
  • Kelly Weir, Resource Planning & Analysis
  • Karen Riley, Resource Planning & Analysis
  • Lynda Anderson-Casey, Human Resources
  • Paul Rusinko, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Gregory Goodhart, chair, Mathematics
  • Brent Wilder, Marketing & Communications
  • Polly Owen (Ret.)

 

Both the Systems Portfolio and the Appraisal Review are available to read or download here from the College Accreditation website.  

 

Faculty Idea Exchange accepting presentation proposals

The annual Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX) in June continues to accept presentation proposals for the Lost in Translation: Connecting with the Student Mind 2019 conference. This conference is open to all Central Ohio higher education faculty members and experts. Proposals should be based on instructional communication strategies and their link to student success.

There are two formats to choose from:
Traditional  - A 50-minute presentation including time for questions

PechaKucha (Lightning Talk) – a fast-paced 20-slide presentation, delivered in a six-minute and 40-second time slot.

Submit a proposal by Friday, April 10 at cscc.edu/fix. Examples include talks on motivation, effective study strategies, technology in the classroom, and teaching best practices. Conference representatives will contact you by April 15 with your status.

If you have questions please contact Columbus State faculty members Tracy Koski, Patricia May-Woods, or Ron Elizaga.

The FIX conference will be held on June 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Center for Workforce Development, 315 Cleveland Ave., Columbus.

 

 

Supporting Students: Jasmine Marks

We asked Jasmine Marks, Global Diversity & Inclusion Center, “How does it make you feel supporting students through the Foundation?” Answer: “I am leaving a legacy.”

At Columbus State, helping students is at the center of everything we do. Giving to the Foundation is yet another way for every employee to support students by funding scholarships, programs, and student emergency needs. The 2019 Employee Giving Campaign runs through May 1. Don’t forget all donations are tax-deductible. You can donate one-time or spread your gift our through payroll deduction. For example, donating $5 per paycheck turns into $120 at the end of the year! But ultimately, there is no gift too small and all gifts matter. Click here for more information or to give today.

And did you know that you can designate your gift to go toward a particular scholarship fund? Perhaps you want to support a specific department scholarship like Auto Maintenance, or a specific campus scholarship like Dublin or Delaware campus students, minority, first-generation, women, former foster youth, and more scholarships can be found by clicking here.

 

 

Cybersecurity program named Center of Academic Excellence

Columbus State Community College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through academic year 2024 for the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science with a major in cybersecurity. Read more.

 

 

Women in leadership

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Columbus State was represented by staff and students at the Women in Leadership Symposium on March 19. Organized by the National Diversity Council, it was held at Wendy’s company headquarters in Dublin. Topics included work-life integration, how to seek out a mentor, and defining your personal mission statement. Columbus State attendees, pictured left to right: Bri Wears, Chelsea Elliott, Sabrina Niezgoda, Maria Santiago, Morgan Sayre, Regina Randall, and Elycia Taylor. Not pictured: Joan Cook and Melissa Lamar.

Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month? Victim Advocacy has activities and events planned throughout the month to raise awareness about this important issue and to make sure that everyone in the Columbus State community is aware of the many resources available to survivors of sexual assault both on our campuses and in the Central Ohio Community. Visit the Victim Advocacy Events Page here so you can add them to your calendar.

 

Law school forum a success

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The Student Paralegal Association sponsored Columbus State's first Law School Forum on March 21 in Franklin Hall. Representatives from five Ohio law schools took part by hosting informational tables, talking one-on-one with prospective students, and participating in a panel discussion.

 

Encourage students to submit written works

Et al. (Latin for "and others") is a Columbus State online journal celebrating individual excellence in student writing while also acknowledging those who contribute to that excellence including professors, teachers, tutors, mentors, and classmates. By showcasing successful student writing from across campus, Et al. seeks to inspire students in all fields of study to appreciate writing as a means of learning, collaborating, and achieving

The editors of Et al. Journal accept submissions from students of their written works from any writing assignment given in any class at Columbus State during the current academic year. Examples of submissions include:

  • Reviews written for humanities classes
  • Case studies for social science classes
  • Research reports for engineering classes
  • Arguments for English classes
  • Lab reports for biology classes
  • Any other kind of writing produced for a Columbus State class

For information about submitting to the journal, or for general questions about the journal, contact the Writing Center at writingcenter@cscc.edu or call extension 5717.

If there’s a student or a project that you think deserves recognition, please encourage them to submit their work before the end of the semester by following the instructions on the Et al. web page: https://www.cscc.edu/academics/departments/et-al/

 

ERG NEWS

Aspiring Leaders ERG meets today

What is your leadership philosophy? Join the Aspiring Leaders ERG for an interactive workshop to develop your leadership philosophy led by Instructor Jeremy Banta. New leaders, recently promoted leaders and those growing in leadership roles are encouraged to attend! The workshop is at today, March 28 at noon in the Library Media Studio. Contact Charlie Boss

 

Empowering Diverse Abilities ERG meets tomorrow

The Empowering Diverse Abilities Employee Resource Group (ERG) offers a supportive, inclusive, and confidential environment for college employees who identify with a disability or as a caretaker for someone with a disability. The ERG will meet tomorrow, Friday, March 28, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at hour at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, 350 Mt. Vernon Ave. For additional information, please contact Michael Hicks or Jennifer Shah.

 

 

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Natural Hair Workshop March 28: new location

Global Diversity & Inclusion presents the third annual Natural Hair Workshop. It will explore hair textures and the history of the natural hair revolution. The workshop will delve into the chemistry of hair and body care products and techniques with the expertise of special guests. Discussions will include protective hairstyles, styling methods, and the basics of hair care. There will also be an opportunity to make natural hair masks to use at home. Everyone is welcome.

New, larger location: The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom on the fourth floor of the Center for Workforce Development. RSVP here. If you have questions, contact Jasmine Marks, Specialist, GDI at extension 5319.

 

College Knowledge: Marketing & Communications

In order to orient new employees to the College, and help all employees stay abreast of organizational changes and initiatives, we have revived and redesigned college on-boarding meetings to feature twice-yearly conversations with each of the College’s divisions. This month we feature Marketing and Communications. It will be held Friday, March 29 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in CT 108.

If you are interested in this class, or any other, please register by, logging in to Cornerstone and go to the “Events Calendar” under the “Learning” tab. Click on the event listed under the date listed above and select Request to register. (See this guide for search and registration tips.)

 

Nominate Students for the Cougar crew

The Center for Advising, Support, and Exploration (CASE) and New Student Programs are looking for both experienced and emerging leaders in order to create a well-rounded student Cougar Crew leadership team. Cougar Crew members will serve in a variety of ways in order to support student success. They will primarily serve as guides and leaders during transition events such as orientation and welcome team.

Submit your nominations here. Feel free to submit as many students as you feel appropriate. The deadline is next Friday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. Nominated students will receive a congratulatory email message which will include how to apply for the position. If you are interested in reading the position job posting, please click here.  CASE and New Student Programs greatly appreciate your time and look forward to seeing your nominations. If you have questions contact Brittany Barrett.


Nominate student employees and supervisors for awards

As part of National Student Employment Week April 15 - 19, Career Services is seeking nominations for the following:

  • Student Employee of the Year Award
  • Student Employment Supervisor of the Year Award
  • Student Employment Team Recognition Award

The Student Employment Week awards celebrate the achievements of student employees and supervisors who lead them. If you work with a student employee or a team of student employees that go above and beyond making a difference, or a supervisor that provides exceptional leadership, please consider submitting a nomination.

Nomination forms are on the Student Employment CougarConnect page. The submission deadline is Sunday, March 31.

If you have questions contact Amanda Perk at extension 2156.

Please take time during Student Employment Week to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all student employees.
 

"Improv for Interviews" workshop for students

Career Services is offering an “Improv for Interviews” workshop. Led by Barbara Allen, Professional Development and Retention Department coordinator and experienced improvisational actress and director, students will learn the practical applications and connections between “improv” and leadership.

Improvisation - or improve - is a form of theater in which the plot, characters, and dialogue of a game, scene or story, are made up in the moment. The skills and mindset that come from learning improvisational techniques span far beyond the world of theater. It is being incorporated in professional development training across the country. This workshop will include fun, interactive activities that will help students be able to think quickly on their feet, recover from making a misstep, and see the interview process in a whole new light! 

The workshop for students will be held on Wednesday, April 3 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the media studio in the lower level of the Library. For more information on how to sign up, please go here.

 

Service-Learning Conference March 29

Each year, the Service-Learning Conference provides a forum for participants to discover more about service-learning and promoting civic engagement on campus.  This year’s conference is Service-Learning: Engage, Empower, Act.

The purpose this year is to share information about campus and community resources. The goal is to empower participants to support students on campus and beyond.  They will also have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming Fresh Market initiative and the work of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Presentations will include SafeZone, DACA Dream Zone, and QPR training. There will also be information from Columbus State C.A.R.E.S and Victim Advocacy Services. Please email servicelearning@cscc.edu with any questions. The conference is scheduled for Friday, March 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Columbus State Conference Center. Get more information and register.

 

Annual Writers Conference is April 6

Please save the date for the English Department's 16th annual Writers Conference! The conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Conference Center on the fourth floor of WD. It includes workshops on the craft of writing and a book fair that features local presses and authors. The conference is free and open to the public.

This year's keynote speaker is David Wanczyk, author of “Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind” in 2018 (Swallow Press).  He has also placed essays, poetry, and criticism in magazines such as SlateBoston Globe MagazineTexas Monthly, BrevityPank, and Woolf Studies Annual and is the editor of the literary journal New Ohio Review.

Please see the Writers Conference website for more information. 

 

Faculty Idea Exchange accepting presentation proposals

The annual Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX) in June is now accepting presentation proposals for the Lost in Translation: Connecting with the Student Mind 2019 conference. This conference is open to all Central Ohio higher education faculty members and experts. Proposals should be based on instructional communication strategies and their link to student success.

There are two formats to choose from:
Traditional  - A 50-minute presentation including time for questions

PechaKucha (Lightning Talk) – a fast-paced 20-slide presentation, delivered in a six-minute and 40-second time slot.

Submit a proposal by April 10 at cscc.edu/fix. Examples include talks on motivation, effective study strategies, technology in the classroom, and teaching best practices. Conference representatives will contact you by April 15 with your status.

If you have questions please contact Columbus State faculty members Tracy Koski, Patricia May-Woods, or Ron Elizaga

The FIX conference will be held on June 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Center for Workforce Development, 315 Cleveland Ave., Columbus.



Poet Sara Abou Rashed reading at Columbus State Library 

In honor of National Poetry Month, Columbus-based poet Sara Abou Rashed will speak at the Library. Rashed escaped war-torn Syria with her family in 2013 before settling in Ohio. 

In 2015 she won the Columbus District Poetry Slam and the Ohio Poetry Association High School Contest. The following year she won the Denison University Book Award. Rashed has also given a TEDx Talk and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Last year, she debuted A Map of Myself, a one-woman theatrical production about her immigration experience.

Now studying International Relations and Creative Writing at Denison University, Rashed continues to write about immigration, war, and the meaning of home. She will perform on Thursday, April 11, at 4:00 p.m. in the Multimedia Studio in the lower level of the Library.

To learn more about Rashed, visit her website.

Calling former Columbus State student employees

Did you get your start as a work-study student at Columbus State? Career Services is seeking former student employees to be on a panel for our Student Employment Week programming Wednesday, April 17. If you are open to sharing your experience on starting as a student employee and transitioning to a staff or faculty member at CSCC, please contact Amanda Perk at aperk1@cscc.edu.

   

Department of College Recreation & Wellness (CRW) offerings

Group classes

Mondays 
H.I.T.T. at noon
Roll and stretch at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesdays
Yoga at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesdays
Kettlebell express at 11:00 a.m.
Roll and stretch at 11:30 a.m.

Fridays
Total body conditioning at 11:00 a.m.
Yoga at noon

Group classes are held in Delaware Hall room 158.

Self-Defense Program
This empowering self-defense training for men and women combines fitness training and martial arts. It is taught by experienced instructors on the Columbus Campus. All classes are provided free of charge. 

You can take a few classes, or progress through four levels of training where you will learn valuable techniques to keep yourself and others safe. 

Mondays at 5:00 p.m., Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., and Fridays at noon.
All self-defense classes are held in the Columbus State Police Department Training Room in Delaware Hall room 047

CRW Podcast
The health and wellness podcast, Guidance with Grace, can be heard on SoundCloud. It is updated regularly throughout the year. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, and Spotify.

More information is here. If you have questions, email CRW at cscc_crw@cscc.edu

 

 

W-2 information for 2018

Through ADP, our W-2 provider, employees are able to access W-2 forms around the clock.

 How to Register on ADP W-2 Services
1.
Go to https://my.adp.com.
2. Click “Register Now”
3. Enter the Registration Pass Code which is: 1COUGAR-TS  (case sensitive)
4. Enter your Name and select W-2 Services
5. The following information is required for validation purposes:

  • Full Social Security Number
  • Employee ID #   
  • Company Code from Box D   : VJC (case sensitive)
  • Employee Zip Code
  • Tax Year

You will be prompted to complete a registration process during which you will select a unique password.  Your password must contain between 8 to 20 characters and at least one alpha and one numeric character. Additionally, you will be assigned a system generated User ID.  Once you have completed the registration process, you should “Bookmark” or “Add to your Favorites” the new URL https://my.adp.com.

If you need assistance accessing this website to retrieve your W-2, please contact Janiece Brunner in the payroll department at extension 5617. .

 

Assistance with tax returns

Business Programs Department Tax Practice students, along with faculty, will once again be providing free income tax return assistance. Tax preparation sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 – noon. The service starts this week and continues through April 13 in Delaware Hall room 212.

Appointments can be made by calling Hands-on-Columbus at 211.  This service is open to all Columbus State students and the surrounding community.  Contact Terrie Stolte if you have questions. Please note that this service will not be available during Spring Break in March.

 

IT training classes for March

Information Technology is hosting training sessions open to faculty and staff. If you are interested in any of the classes, please register by logging in to Cornerstone and go to the “Events Calendar” under the “Learning” tab. Click on the event listed under the appropriate date and select “Request” to register. (See this guide for search and registration tips.)

Managing incoming mail in Outlook: Do you want to learn more about email management in Outlook? Join our session to learn how to organize incoming emails and customize the appearance of your inbox. This hands-on training is designed for users who have mastered the basic features of the Outlook Desktop application. Topics include: rules, conditional formatting, categories, and search folders. Wednesday, March 20 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in WD 211

Timesavers for emailing in Outlook: Do you wish that you could send outgoing emails in Outlook more efficiently?  Join our session to learn about Outlook shortcuts and features. This hands-on training is designed for users who have mastered the basic features of the Outlook Desktop application. Topics include: drafting repetitive emails with ease and using Quick Steps to automate common tasks. Thursday, March 28 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall 310.

If you have questions, contact Michelle Guendelsberger at extension 5899.

 

DEIS Blackboard Faculty Training Workshops

JUST ADDED: Blackboard and Interactive Learning
Are you ready to increase student engagement in your online courses? In this session, learn how to use Blackboard features that promote student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction. Interact with your students using video, audio, text, and real-time communication methods. Join us in the Digital Education and Instructional Services (DEIS) lab in the CT building for a technical and pedagogical overview of Blackboard's student engagement features. Note: Basic knowledge of Blackboard is required.

Thursday, March 28
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
CT 106

Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=690&D=5750

Blackboard’s Multimedia Tools

Friday, April 5
10:00-11:00 a.m.
CT 106

Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=918&D=5747

 

Blackboard Tests & Quizzes

Monday, April 8
11:00 a.m.-noon
CT 106

Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=920&D=5748

 

Blackboard Grade Center Small Group

Wednesday, April 24
9:00-10:00 a.m.
CT 119

Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=664&D=5743

 

Testing Center: Successful Test Preparation and Submission

Friday, April 19
10:00-11:00 a.m.
CT 106

Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=902&D=5749

 

Blackboard Grade Center Small Group

Tuesday, April 30
1:00-2:00 p.m.
CT 119

Register here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/EmployeeTraining/register.asp?C=664&D=5745

Achievement Analytics training for employees 

Achievement Analytics – Basics 
Friday, March 29 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in WD206

Participants will receive an overview of the Achievement Analytics website and learn how Achievement Analytics can help you make decisions with the use of consistent, transparent data. The site includes items such as information on enrollment, course sections, census day data elements, multiple student success metrics, and other academic program level data elements. Reports, such as a College Scorecard, and other benchmarking information are also available directly from Achievement Analytics. Register on Cornerstone by going to the Events Calendar tab under Learning.

Achievement Analytics – Reports 
Friday, March 29 from 11:00 a.m. - noon in WD206 

Participants will receive an overview of the Reports section of the Achievement Analytics website, which contains student-level data.  A basic overview of FERPA will be provided.  Achievement Analytics - Basics is a prerequisite to this course. Register on Cornerstone by going to the Events Calendar tab under Learning.

 

 

 


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 news@cscc.edu by Friday at 9 a.m. for inclusion in the Monday edition, and Wednesday at 9 a.m. 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 studentnews@cscc.edu by Tuesday at 9 a.m. for inclusion in the Wednesday edition of Campus Life. Campus Life headlines are sent to students via email each Wednesday during the semester.