Thursday, July 22, 2010

Employee of the Month

Pat Campbell

Running two departments simultaneously – that’s how Biological Chairperson Larry Mayer summed up the talent of Pat Campbell before she was announced as the latest Employee of the Month. While Campbell is the Office Associate for Biological Sciences, she was doing double duty last year as the department was split from Physical Sciences.

For months, Campbell trained a new associate while she helped a new chairperson settle in.  When both left unexpectedly, Mayer says she was instrumental keeping both departments running until she was able to acclimate another new chairperson and another new associate.

Campbell started with the college in March 2008.

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Teaching in the social media age
guys on computerThe annual Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC) conference will be held at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) in Newark on Friday, October 22nd.  You will find details of the conference at  Click on "OATYC Conference" listed under “Events” for the registration form, directions to the college, and hotel information.

To register, click on “OATYC Conference,” click on "Registration Information", and print the form.  The cost of attending the conference is $80 if submitted by October 2; $90 after this date.

The theme for the conference is "Teaching and Learning in the Social Media Age." Keynote speaker Dr. Cynthia Selfe will share with us her experience, works, and advice on teaching with tools of social media. 

If you have any questions, contact Kimberly Goudy at

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KRP prepares for Delaware
Beginning with the first day of Autumn 2010 registration, Knowledge Resources & Planning will be reporting daily enrollment statistics for the Delaware Campus in addition to total enrollment for the Columbus State District.  The spreadsheet has two tabs to report these enrollments, one labeled "District Grand Total" enrollment, one labeled "Delaware Campus Total".  Please review carefully the definitions below to understand what each of these tabs represent. 

Columbus State Community College District Grand Total 
This total represents the sum of all distinct students taking at least one class.

Delaware Campus Students Total 
This total represents the sum of all distinct students taking at least one class at the Delaware Campus

It is important to remember that the Columbus State Community College District Grand Total includes Columbus and Delaware Campus students, all students taking classes at off-campus sites, and all students taking distance learning classes.

Please join the excitement in following the growth of Columbus State's new campus.  Contact Brian Seeger at extension #2663 or if you have any questions about enrollment statistics for Autumn 2010. 





Help Desk – same number – new address
Due to the renovation of the ERC, the IT Help Desk (extension #5050) has been relocated to the 2nd floor of Columbus Hall.

Employee receives special certification
KalnaJames Kalna, Organizational Improvement and Workforce Development Representative, Center for Workforce Development, has attained the Human Capital Strategist (HCS) Certification from the Human Capital Institute. This certification requires a rigorous course of study recognized by business and government organizations worldwide as the standard credential and certification for Strategic Talent Management. The certification covers the following competencies: the value of talent management, workforce planning, talent acquisition, developing and deploying talent, engaging and retaining talent, leading and managing talent, integrated talent management, and the role of HR.


Summer enrollment numbers now available
Summer Quarter 2010 Headcount and FTE reports are on-line at  Just click on Summer to review the Headcount and FTE reports by Department, Distance Learning and Off-campus Centers for Summer 2010.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Hamberg at or extension 5643.


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The Horizon Report 2010 - Six Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education within three adoption horizons over the next one to five years. The six selected areas for 2010 are Mobile Computing, Open Content, Electronic Books, Simple Augmented Reality, Gesture-Based Computing, and Visual Data Analysis.

Join Paul Owens, Instructional Technologies Institute, as he presents and leads discussions on the potential relevance to teaching, learning, and creative expression as a result of the Horizon Report. We'll also be able to reflect as a group back on 2009 and compare notes on the forecast and see what trends took shape.

Friday, July 23 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in CT 207 Register

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Where in the World Is Clawdette?

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Photo of the Week: Clawdette takes a dip with the gang at Carthage Gap Park in Coolville, Ohio.

Want a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Bookstore? Jump into the “Where in the World is Clawdette” contest!

Take your plush Clawdette along on your next summer trip. Snap a creative photo and email it to We’ll pick one photo of the week to appear in the newsletter. All photos will be judged the week of September 6th and the winner will receive a $100 gift card good for anything in the Bookstore (even textbooks!).

NEW DATE: The contest has been extended, so photos may be submitted until September 3, 2010.

Don’t have a plush Clawdette? Clawdettes are on sale at the Bookstore for $10.
Don’t have $10? Stop by the Bookstore and register to win Clawdette! 5 plush Clawdettes will be given away each Friday from July 23-August 27.

The CSCC Bookstore reserves the right to exclude photos from the competition based on content or quality.