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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Town Hall set for tomorrow morning


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President Harrison’s Town Hall for faculty and staff is tomorrow, November 1 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Mitchell Hall. All offices will be closed until 11 a.m. Morning classes will be held as scheduled. Click here for the livestream. The password is townhall2019.


Governor addresses state conference held on Columbus Campus

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine provided the opening address Wednesday at a statewide conference held in the WD. The Annual Trustees Conference is for Boards of Trustees members from Ohio’s public colleges and universities. Other attendees included university and college presidents, administrators, and academic leaders. The event featured a discussion with Chancellor Randy Gardner, breakout sessions on Title IX, student mental health services, and business collaboration.


New distribution days and deadlines for Update and Campus Insider

With the arrival of the new Employee Website, which launches tomorrow, November 1, Update deadlines and distribution will be changing for the first time in more than a decade. Currently, Update is distributed on the outdated Legacy platform. That’s why, after you return from vacation or time off and click on a story from an older Update email, it takes you to the current issue, not the story itself.

That will all change with the new Employee Website. The new system uses an RSS feed similar to the news section of the main website, which means that each story will have a unique link that works permanently. Under the current system, news must wait until Monday or Thursday when the headlines are sent out in the Update email. Going forward, if there’s an essential item that is time-sensitive, it will be posted in Update right away. The new Update is prominently featured on the homepage of the Employee Website. (Note: if there’s an urgent matter, a separate “global” email will still be sent to all faculty and staff immediately.)

Starting next week, the email digest with recent headlines will be sent out each Tuesday, but employees can check Update on the Employee Website for the latest news at any time during the week. Tuesday was chosen as the best day for the email digest for several reasons, including the ability to work around several federal Monday holidays when the College is closed. 

With Update publishing on Tuesday morning, stories and announcements should be submitted the prior week, with a deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday. And for those occasional times when a time-sensitive item is posted immediately to the Update page, that item will still have a headline in the following week’s Update email headlines so that all employees will see the news.

Campus Insider
The weekly student newsletter is Campus Insider. For years it has been sent out each Wednesday. What we’ve found is that many items that students need to know about can happen on Monday and Tuesday.

Going forward, we’ll be sending out Campus Insider first thing Monday morning so that students can see what’s coming up in the week ahead. Therefore, if you have items that students need to know about, send them to the week prior. (In the event the College is closed on Monday, Campus Insider will be sent out on Tuesday.)


Host a table at the next Open House Resource Fair

We’re opening our doors to future students and their families to showcase everything Columbus State offers in an Open House (formerly known as Visit Days).

The Open House will provide:

  • Columbus State overview presentations covering Admission, Financial Aid, Placement,  College Credit Plus, Honors, STEM programs, and transfer options
  • Career and Academic Pathways, majors, and the careers they can lead to for students
  • A walking tour of campus
  • Personal assistance in applying to Columbus State
  • A Resource Fair where students can peruse our academic programs, student services, clubs, sports, and other campus services

While the Open House and Resource Fair will be held on Friday, November 22 on the fourth floor of WD that morning, the Resource Fair will be held in the first-floor student lounges in Nestor Hall. Set up begins at 11 a.m. with students expected to arrive shortly after noon. The Resource Fair will conclude at 1 p.m.

Columbus State departments and programs interested in hosting a table at Open House Resource Fairs can fill out this form. If you have any questions, please contact Dayna Reid.



Kappa Beta Delta induction

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Columbus State's chapter of Kappa Beta Delta (KBΔ), the international business honor society, has 17 new members who were inducted on October 24. They are each pursuing an associate degree in a business field.  KBΔ encourages and promotes personal and professional improvement, and supports honorable service to humankind.  These students were recognized for their academic achievements. They will join current members in planning and participating in chapter meetings, engaging in professional development, and leading service initiatives.

Amy Popovich, KBΔ faculty advisor, was joined by Dean Angelo Frole and Business Programs faculty members Reuel Barksdale, Marcia Brandt, Charla Fraley, Jackie Lovelace, Jack Popovich, and Terrie Stolte in recognizing and welcoming the third class of inductees.


Dresden (Germany) Sister City exchange celebration

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Members and the board of the Dresden Sister City (DSC) exchange program will host an event in mid-November featuring presentations from our exchange students. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend. The cost is $30, which includes hors d'oeuvres. Columbus State students who pay to attend will receive a complimentary one-year DSC membership.

The DSC Annual Meeting and Celebration will be held on Wednesday, November 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Franklin University’s Ross Auditorium, 301 E. Rich St., Columbus. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Dorit Fratzscher, executive director of Dresden Sister City, at or (614) 946-2068.

Latin American Student Association celebration

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Members of the Latin American Student Association (LASA) held Postales de Latin América on October 14 in the WD. Sponsored by the Department of Global Diversity and Inclusion, the event was led by Raquel Pina, assistant professor in Languages and Communication. Those attending learned about diverse Latin American and Latino cultural backgrounds and historical events. The celebration also included samples of Mexican dishes.

Professional Development & Retention courses

The Office of Professional Development & Retention will be offering the following courses throughout the rest of the year. If interested, to register, log in to Cornerstone and hover over the “Learning” tab in the upper left. That will bring up a pull-down menu. Select “Events Calendar.” Click on the event, then select “Request” to register. (See this guide for search and registration tips.)

College Knowledge: Administration Division
This College Knowledge session will be presented by the Administration Division. They will be sharing insights about divisional programs, services, current projects, and more. Bring a smartphone if you would like to be a part of an interactive poll. It will be held on Friday, November 22 from 9-10:30 a.m. in WD 412.

Communications Using a Generational Lens
Quality feedback is a key component of workplace relationships. By using the STAR (Situation-Task-Action-Result) method to provide appreciative or coaching feedback, we can enhance successful communication in the workplace.

How can this model support respectful engaged communication across generational differences? We’ll use the class to review the STAR feedback model and the communication preferences of the generational group present in our workplace. The focus will be on strategies for enhancing communication and improving employee engagement. Do you have a single story about a different generation that may be creating blind spots?  What are your communication “triggers” and how may they be shaping the assumptions you make about co-workers? 

This session will be held on Tuesday, December 10 from 1-4 p.m.

DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Basics
Improve your own cultural awareness as we set a foundation for understanding the social forces that shape our experiences of race, gender, class, religion, and sexual orientation. Presenting her three-level model for exploring the consequences of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, “Dr. Phyl” (Phyllis Gorman) will lead an exercise designed to turn insight into strategies for how to actively practice inclusion in the workplace. (This course is listed as “DEI Basics” in Cornerstone.)

There are two sessions to choose from:
Monday November 4 from 9-11 a.m.
Monday, December 16 from 2-4 p.m.

Successful, Inclusive Hiring
We’ll examine our new training materials for managers and hiring committee members in this series on Successful, Inclusive Hiring. We will look at an overview of the hiring process and take a close look at the necessary steps to plan and implement fair and equitable hiring. 

There are four sessions to choose from:
Tuesday, November 5 from 1-3 p.m.
Monday, November 18 from 10 a.m.-noon
Tuesday, December 3 from 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, December 12 from 2-4 p.m.


Tuition fee waiver deadline is December 16

The priority deadline for Spring Semester 2020 for employee and dependent tuition fee waivers is Monday, December 16. Submit a request for the Fee Waiver form to the Office of Professional Development and Retention, SX 139, by 4:30 p.m. on December 16 to guarantee that the waiver will be processed before late fees are assessed. Submit it to Morgan Sayre, Office of Professional Development and Retention, SX Building, or

For tuition fee waiver eligibility guidelines, see this link.


Payroll information

Huntington National Bank
Effective with the November 15, 2019 payroll, employee and student work-study payroll direct deposits and checks will be issued through Columbus State’s new bank accounts at Huntington National Bank, our new banking partner.

This change does not affect the processing date of your payroll from the College. Please check your account to ensure the funds are available on the November 15 pay date. Check and direct deposit refunds for student financial aid (grants, loans, and scholarships) will continue to be processed through US Bank until further notice.

See FAQs here for more information.

Direct Deposit security reminder
An important security feature has been added to Columbus State’s CougarWeb. Beginning November 1, you will be able to manage your own payroll direct deposit accounts through CougarWeb. This means that direct payroll deposits will no longer be managed by a paper process. Instead, they will be electronically managed by each employee. In order to add a new account, you will need a routing number (a nine-digit number that identifies your bank) and your account number. Both are at the bottom of a check. The routing number is first going from left to right, followed by the account number.

In order to change an existing account or add an additional account, you will be given the last four digits of a current account you have set up with payroll. You will need to supply that entire account number to gain access to your direct deposit profile. This is an added layer of security to protect your confidential information. (Changes and new accounts may take up to two payroll cycles to be active.)

To see if your change is effective, log in to CougarWeb and look at your most current earnings statement. If the payment has been directly deposited, at the bottom of the earnings statement, you will see “Deposit Information.” Your bank name and the last four digits of your account number(s) will be shown there. If it has been processed as a paper check, there will be no account information listed.

NOTE: If you currently have direct deposit and are not making any changes, you do not need to take any action. This is only for new accounts or add-on accounts.

Two concerts next week

Chorus Columbus State performance Monday
Join Chorus Columbus State for a special concert celebrating more than two decades of performances. The concert will mark the first under the direction of Elizabeth Scinto. She is the new choir director following the retirement of Gordon Franklin. The performance will remember the past and look forward to a bright future.

The free concert will be held on Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in the WD Ballroom.  If you have any questions, contact Elizabeth Scinto at extension 3066.

Concert Band performance Tuesday
The Columbus State Concert Band will celebrate Thomas Lloyd’s 20 years as band director at the College. Harp soloist James Predovich will be a guest artist. Predovich began playing in the concert band while in high school and performed with the group for nine years.  After attending Columbus State he is pursuing his doctorate at the University of Cincinnati. The Woodwind Ensemble will also play, featuring student Nick Messer performing the first movement of Telemann’s Viola Concerto. 

The free Autumn Concert will be held on Tuesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. in the WD fourth-floor Ballroom. For more information, contact Thomas Lloyd.  

Halloween handout

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 Although rain caused the official Trunk-or-Treat in the 27-S parking lot to be canceled yesterday evening, it didn’t stop a few employees who are die-hard Halloween fans. They held hold their own candy handout Wednesday morning dressed as the Addams Family in the parking lot outside the SX building. Pictured, left to right: Barbara Allen, Paula Teeter, Rich James, Nichole Bowman-Glover, and Phyllis Gorman. Kneeling in front is Morgan Sayre and Tracy Sowards behind the mask.

Boo Bash on Delaware Campus

The Delaware Campus held its third annual Boo Bash for the community. More than 30 volunteers served 47 children and their parents with engaging activities, information, and fun. As part of the event, the Delaware County District Library allowed each family to take a free book home. Some parents requested information about Columbus State offerings. Academic Advisors on the campus will follow up with them.

This event is targeted for specific non-profits in the county which allows it to reach a population that may be experiencing higher adversity. The majority of the student volunteers were from the Psychology 2340 Service Learning Class, the Delaware Humanities Club, and the Delaware Table Top Gaming Club. Faculty and staff rounded out the group making the event a success.

Zombie Attack used to promote medical simulation careers

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Career Services partnered with Grant Medical Center's Simulation Lab to put on a zombie escape room experience for students in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. The event was held last Friday, October 25.  Grant’s team simulated what a true emergency may feel and sound like and students had an opportunity to practice medical procedures in a fast-paced environment.  Participating students also had the opportunity to learn about medical simulation careers with a panel of OhioHealth employees. 

Frank Barnhart and the Theater Department provided guidance with the space and provided student volunteers.


TL hot water woes

The hot water tank in the Center for Technology and Learning (TL) broke earlier this week and remains out of service. While repairs are underway, there’s a chance hot water will not be available in that building through most of next week. Cold water service has not been affected.



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Volunteering at the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State

If you have not been through training to work at the Market, you will first need to view five short training videos. They can be accessed in Cornerstone at this link. (The videos appear in the upper left-hand corner on the page after you sign in.)

If you do decide to volunteer, keep in mind that your priority is to your office and department. Please seek supervisor approval before volunteering for the market. Once you have approval, you may sign up for shifts at this link.

Veterans Week events approaching

Please join the Military & Veterans Services Department as they recognize our past and present service members of the U.S. Armed Forces in observance of Veterans Day 2019. The week includes a luncheon for students, faculty, and staff who are veterans, a Resource Fair, and a Commemoration Ceremony for the entire campus. In addition, our Veterans Services Department will be taking part in the annual Veterans Day Parade downtown.

Veterans Luncheon: Tuesday, November 5 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Eibling Hall 005.
Registration required: See details and register here. (Limited to 100 veterans.)

Commemoration Ceremony: Wednesday, November 6 at noon in the courtyard outside of Franklin Hall. (Rain location: Franklin Hall 110.)

Veterans Resource Fair
: Thursday, November 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Nestor Hall lounges.
Registration required: See details and register here.

Suicide prevention training: Friday, November 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Nestor Hall 315.
This training is based on the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) model.

For further information, please contact the Military & Veteran Services Department at or extension 2644. Check out their webpage here.


First Generation Day

Columbus State will celebrate First Generation Day next week. There will be snacks, giveaways, and photo opportunities. Make plans to come out, support, and celebrate our First Generation students, staff, and faculty on the Columbus Campus. This is an excellent opportunity to let students know they are not alone.

The event will be held on Thursday, November 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:45-6 p.m. under the Nestor Hall archway.  If available, you may register at this link to volunteer to assist.


Medicare seminar

The Medicare seminar announced last week now has a location. It will be held in WD 410. Sponsored by United Healthcare, It’s open to anyone interested in learning more about Medicare. Find out how you can use Medicare after retirement, or how to help a friend or family member navigate the system. You do not need to be on Medicare, and you do not need to be 65 or older. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 30 from 1-2:30 p.m.  




Chorus Columbus State anniversary concert

Join Chorus Columbus State for a special concert celebrating more than two decades of performances. The concert will mark the first under the direction of Elizabeth Scinto. She is the new choir director following the retirement of Gordon Franklin. The performance will remember the past and look forward to a bright future. The free concert will be held on Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in the WD Ballroom. 

If you have any questions, contact Elizabeth Scinto at extension 3066.




New options for employee IT Training sessions

Information Technology is now offering three new training sessions and one returning session. They are all open to faculty and staff.

New: Excel Basics – Getting Started with Formulas: Excel is a spreadsheet program allowing you to store and analyze information. One popular feature is the ability to complete calculations and summarize your data. In this hands-on training, we will discuss the basics of how to create simple formulas, use built-in functions, and discuss absolute and relative cell references. If you want to get started with Excel data analysis and math, this session is for you. Tuesday, November 5 from 10-11:15 a.m.
Friday, December 6 from 10:15-11:30 a.m.

NEW: Excel Basics – Drop-Down lists and charts: Using drop-down lists for data entry in Excel can help ensure your information is consistent and easy to summarize later.  Excel allows for the creation of charts and graphs that can help you visually represent your data. In this hands-on training, we will discuss how to create a drop-down list, the benefits of using a table for source data, and how to create and customize a chart. If you want to get started with these two features, this is the session for you.
Wednesday, November 20 from 10-11 a.m.
Friday, December 6 from 9:00-10 a.m.

New: Introduction to OneNote: Tired of flipping through pages of notes to find what you need? OneNote is a digital notebook that can help you streamline your work and easily share it with others. Use OneNote to manage projects or take meeting minutes. Enhance your notes with multimedia and use search options to find what you need quickly. Integration with Outlook and other office tools can streamline your productivity. Join IT for this hands-on session.

Wednesday, November 13 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 14 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 3 from 10-11:30 a.m.

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, November 6 from 9:30- 11:00 a.m.

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.)

If you need training on WebEx or Skype for Business (web-conferencing tools) for your department or group, custom training is available upon request. If you have questions, contact Michelle Guendelsberger at extension 5899.

Restored Citizens' Summit

You’re invited to celebrate the achievements of our restored citizens at the eighth annual Restored Citizens’ Summit: Working Together to Change the Narrative. It will be held on Thursday, November 7. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. Awards and workshops are included in the program. Additional information is here.


Wellness walks this fall

Join Nichole "Dr. Nic" Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, for a fall walking series. There will be two walks each week, continuing through November 26. Meet on the east side of Mitchell Hall (the side of Mitchell Hall facing Nestor Hall). You can join for one walk or all of them. Registration is not required; just show up. The walks will not occur when it is raining or snowing. 

The walks will be held each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and each Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover at extension 3989.


Open educational resources and copyright workshops

The Library invites faculty and staff to its lineup of open educational resources (OER) and copyright workshops. If you are interested in textbook affordability, two new workshops may be of interest: OER Enabled Pedagogy and OER Crash Course. The Library also offers the Fair Use in the Classroom workshop, which provides basic information about copyright issues in your teaching practices. Registration is in Cornerstone. Search “OER” in the Learning Search tab. All sessions are held in Columbus Hall room 302 (the library’s instruction lab).

OER Enabled Pedagogy
Use OER to change the way students engage with course material
Thursday, November 14 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

OER Crash Couse
A comprehensive overview for OER search, adoption, attribution, accessibility, and licenses
Thursday, October 24 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 7 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Fair Use in the Classroom
Discover the proper way to use copyright-protected material in your course
Friday, December 6 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

For questions, contact Rachel Dilley, OER librarian.



Faculty development workshops
The Faculty Professional Development Initiative (FPDI) team invites you to collaborate and explore Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) with new Level 1 workshops. In addition, within the context of ACL, they will focus on four other key areas known as Four Tracks. It encompasses teaching and learning to integrate business and industry-identified needs into course outcomes.

Areas include diversity, equity, and inclusion, critical thinking, building writing and reading skills in all disciplines, and leveraging teaching with technology.

The first FPDI workshop began earlier this month in the CT building. Each workshop is taught by a faculty fellow from the FPDI team and will last about 90 minutes. Multiple sessions will be offered through autumn semester to reach as many full-time and adjunct faculty members as possible.

**Registration is in Cornerstone.  Search for “FPDI” in the Learning Tab. For questions, contact More details such as dates, times, and description for the FPDi ACL and Four Track workshops can be found here.


College Recreation & Wellness schedule
The link to classes and program is here.


“The Mix” recreational cooking classes open to the general public

Columbus State Community College has created The Mix, a new program of recreational cooking classes that anyone can take without being enrolled in a degree program. It’s the perfect way for members of the general public to hone their cooking skills and be a part of Columbus State’s new School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts.

Hosted in Mitchell Hall, The Mix classes are now open for registration at

The first classes start in early September. Registration prices typically range between $55-$65, although some classes are free.


Food Service hours 

Union Cafe and Starbucks
Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fridays: 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday

Tortillas Street Food truck
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Closed Friday and Saturday

Market C on the Delaware Campus
Open at all times that Moeller Hall is open



DEIS faculty Blackboard training workshops for Autumn 2019

Introduction to Screen Recording with Kaltura Capture

For years, TechSmith (Camtasia) Relay has been the College’s simple screen/camera recording program. It is now being phased out and will be completely replaced with a new program, Kaltura Capture, at the beginning of 2020. So join us and learn about Kaltura Capture, which works on any computer to create your own videos with just a few mouse clicks. Those videos are then automatically pushed to Blackboard, where they can be easily embedded in any course site. Accompanying tutorial documentation will be provided in hard copy and digital format.
Friday, Nov. 1, 10–11am — Register here

Easy-to-Use and Powerful Video Features in Blackboard

How would you like to be able to do the following things *inside* Blackboard: video edits, closed captioning creation and editing, and interactive video quiz construction? Well now you can. And it's much easier than you might think. Join us for this quick-hitting workshop on how simple it is to use these advanced video features in My Media on Blackboard. Accompanying tutorial documentation will be provided in hard copy and digital format.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 3–4pm — Register here

Increase Student Success with Blackboard Rubrics
Do you find yourself writing the same comments to multiple students when grading? Do your students ask you why they received a “B” instead of an “A” on an assignment? Rubrics outline assignment expectations for students and allow them to know how assignments will be graded. Rubrics are powerful tools for instructors to use to provide feedback to students in a very efficient, consistent manner. Grading rubrics are easy to create in Blackboard. In this training session, learn how to use Blackboard grading rubrics enhance the feedback for students and improve the grading experience for faculty. (Note: A basic knowledge of Blackboard is required.)
Friday, November 1, 11:30am-12:30pm, CT 106 – Register here

Blackboard Test Pools
This workshop is about how to use Blackboard Test Pools to create a database of questions that can be reused for multiple tests. We will talk about how to build a pool, edit existing pools, and also how to export and import pools for use in tests in other courses or to share with other instructors.
Friday, October 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m. – CT 119 – Register here

Blackboard Assessments: Assignments, Tests/Quizzes and Surveys
Are you tired of using so much paper and grading by hand? In this training you will learn how to use Blackboard for assignment submissions and grading. We will show you how to create and deploy tests and quizzes – from simple multiple choice to math formulas – in Blackboard. You will also see how to survey your students using Blackboard.
Monday, November 18, 2-3 p.m. – CT 119 - Register here

Using Weighted Grades in Blackboard
Setting up a weighted grade center can be challenging. This workshop will explain how to use categories in Grade Center to streamline the process as well as other tips to ensure the Grade Center is in sync with the syllabus and reporting accurate grades to the students.
Friday, October 25, 11a.m.-12 p.m. – CT 119 -  Register here 
Thursday, November 8, 10-11 a.m. – CT 119 - Register here

Blackboard Grade Center
Need to brush up on your Grade Center skills? This workshop will introduce you to the main Grade Center features. Participants can also schedule additional one-on-one help with the Faculty Assistance Center following the workshop. All College faculty are required to use the Grade Center in Blackboard. According to a resolution approved by Academic Council:

In order to increase student success, the OAA Digital Learning Committee recommends that all Columbus State faculty employ the Blackboard Grade Center for students in a manner which allows students to determine, at any point during the term, their current grade in the course (e.g. a running average; running total, weighted or unweighted; other up-to-date benchmark that allows a student to compare their performance to that course’s overall standards of assessment).
Monday, October 28, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – CT 106 - Register here 
Tuesday, November 5, 2-3 p.m. – CT 119 - Register here

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Make Your Grade Center Experience Better
Some topics include: Drop the highest grade, drop the lowest grade, use filters, manage Grade Center columns, export the Grade Center to Excel, and more!
Friday, November 1, 1-2 p.m. – CT 106 - Register here 
Wednesday, November 13, 10-11a.m. – CT 119 - Register here



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 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 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.