The NSCC Bulletin



Campus Access Protocols for Spring 2022

As you come to campus, please make sure you bring:

  •  your new vertical ID so greeters can waive you through the vax verification process fast (If you have not received your Employee Badge, please contact Katelyn Considine in Human Resources at
  • your vaccination card or other record of vaccination if you do not have your ID
  • your mask (and wear it)
  •  your patience and build in some extra time for arrival: the process for greeting people and checking their verification is new and we will learn and adjust as needed.

As a reminder, anyone arriving on either campus will need to enter through one of five building entrances:

  • Danvers Berry Building 1st Floor Main Entrance
  • Danvers Health Professions and Student Services Building 2nd Floor Main Entrance
  •  Danvers Math and Science Building 1st Floor Lot 7 Entrance
  •  Lynn East Main Entrance
  •  Lynn West Main Entrance

For more information and for photos/maps of the entrances, click here



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2021 online W-2 forms now available for employees that consented to suppress

W-2 forms are now available in HR/CMS self-service to all employees that consented to have their W-2 forms suppressed before 1/3/22. Employees should have received a system-generated email on 1/14/2022 in regards to the suppressing request and systems support on how to access and print out your W-2 from your devices. The email also contained a link to the instructions brochure for the W-2 form. The W-2 instructions brochure is also available in the announcements section within self-service.

Log in to HR/CMS self-service with your user ID (employee ID - 6-digit number) and password.  From the Employee Self-Service homepage, select the Payroll tile. On the Payroll page, select the W-2/W-2c FORMS tile. The system will prompt you to answer your security question. You will arrive on the VIEW W-2/W-2c FORMS page, where you will be allowed to click on the link View Form to review your most recent W-2/W-2c form.

Note: If you have not set up or have forgotten your security question, you can set up or get your answer from the Employee Self-Service homepage, select the System Settings tile. On the System Settings page, select My System Profile tile.  On the General Profile Information page, click on the link Change or set up forgotten password help. After submitting two questions of personal info, the system will prompt you to review your security response or set up a new question and response if needed.

W2 forms will be printed and mailed out by January 31st to employees that did not consent to have their W-2 forms suppressed. 

Please contact the payroll office by email if you have any further questions regarding the above.




January 18, 2022

Strategic Planning: President Heineman provided a status update on the strategic planning process, announcing that Jason Marsala and Mary Meng will serve as co-chairs of the steering committee. Over 30 applications were received from folks willing to serve and they are currently being reviewed. It is hoped that the team will consist of 20 cross-functional representatives and four students. The Appreciative Inquiry part of the process will begin in February, which will aim to identify the things NSCC is best at. An environmental scan will take place a little later, with work being done by small teams on specific topics. It is expected that by April there will be some good results from this work. It is anticipated that a summit will be held in May to mesh what the college is good at with what it wants to accomplish in the future. From this, priorities and strategies will be created.

Provost Search: President Heineman reported that applications from many good candidates have been received and interviewing will commence soon. He hopes that a hire will be identified by March, even if the person is not able to begin employment until July 1. 

COVID Updates: Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Stephen Creamer reported that the rollout of the Greeter Check In process is going well with few glitches. Interim Director of Human Resources Mary Chatigny reported that the employee reporting was also going well with nearly 100% in compliance. Vice President of Administration and Finance Jan Forrstrom noted that Curative, the company operating the testing site on the Lynn campus, wants to do the same on the Danvers campus beginning at the end of the month. Stay tuned for more details.

Enrollment: Assistant Vice President of Planning, Research & Resources Laurie LaChapelle reported that enrollment was looking up, with heads being down 3.1% and credits 10.7%.

Search Process Changes: Mary suggested and Cabinet agreed that a shift was needed to have managers be more involved in the hiring process. Specifically, Mary suggested having the hiring manager schedule the job interviews as well as make the job offer to the final candidate.  Human Resources would still review the applicant and interview pools for qualifications and diversity prior to any interviews being scheduled.   

Snow days: Mary gave a reminder that when the college closes for a snow day and non-essential employees do not work the time code WEA should be used on the timesheet.

Org. charts:  Mary requested that each area review their organization chart and send updated charts to Katelyn Considine in Human Resources.






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ncbi logoLast week, the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Teams from North Shore Community College and Salem State University started the new year by partnering together to welcome its new employees through a half-day virtual Building Bridges: Strengthening Communities by Welcoming Diversity workshop. Each campus’ NCBI teams have worked closely together through the years; however, this is the first joint collaboration between the NCBI teams and Human Resources offices from both schools to co-coordinate and co-facilitate its Welcoming Diversity workshop as part of the new employee orientation and experience. The 40 participants comprised of new staff, faculty, and student leaders that joined our communities in 2021.

Here are a few testimonials from some of the participants:

“This was the best facilitated DEI workshop that I have done.”

“I like the openness and richness of ideas in strengthening diversity.”

“The Zoom format gave us the ability to listen to the speaker(s) while simultaneously typing comments/praise/questions without interrupting the speaker. Also, I am a social butterfly, but I do think the Zoom format made it less awkward than in-person because we were talking about some difficult topics.”

“The progression of the activities really built on each other. I enjoyed the interaction in a virtual environment connecting with others across schools and participating instead of just listening all-day”

“It felt real.”

The aim is to help build a stronger wider community through the North Shore, with a long-term goal of having unified employee workshops with other NCBI Massachusetts Consortium schools: Cape Cod Community College, Massachusetts College of Art & Design (MassArt), and Middlesex Community College.

NCBI is an international leadership organization that provides training in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in community organizations, K-12 schools, college and university campuses, corporations, and law enforcement. Our own team of NCBI facilitators offers professional development workshops and trainings, free of charge, to the campus and community. 

NCBI’s Building Bridges: Strengthening Communities by Welcoming Diversity workshop is a foundational experience that will help us achieve our college-wide goal of providing high-quality, student-centered education. In support of this goal, we strive to capture all aspects of diversity, increase the diversity within our college community, and create a welcoming sense of belonging for all. NCBI is a perfect “first step” in that direction which we want to share with you here as we continue to work with the entire college community towards diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

The workshop consists of a series of incremental, experiential activities that help participants with the following learning outcomes:

  • celebrate their similarities and differences

  • recognize the misinformation we learned about various groups

  • identify and heal from internalized oppression–the discrimination members of an
    oppressed group target at themselves and each other

  • claim pride in group identity

  • understand the personal impact of discrimination through the telling of stories, and

  • learn hands-on tools for dealing effectively with bigoted comments and behavior

*If you’re interested in learning more about NCBI, participating in a future workshop, having an NCBI workshop for your students or staff, or potentially becoming a trainer on the NCBI team, please add your email at:

Registration is now open to join the 2022 North Shore Diversity Catalog!

The North Shore Diversity Catalog is a tool to help businesses share information about the services they provide or the products they offer. It also helps cities and towns in the region to identify the diverse array of business owners so that they can better connect them with opportunities for municipal procurement (when cities and towns purchase items or services). The catalog will be published on local city websites, promoted by partner municipalities, and shared with local Chambers of Commerce, Main Streets organizations, and other community groups.

To register for the 2022 Diversity Catalog, fill out the form in its entirety here 2022DiversityCatalog.   The form is also available in Spanish here 2022DiversityCatalogEspanol.

Registration is open until February 1, 2022. Registrations after February 1, 2022, will be allowed, however entry into the catalog for those late registrants may be delayed. Previously listed businesses from the 2021 Catalog must also visit the registration link to confirm their business’ information or update it if necessary.

To participate in the Catalog, a business must meet two criteria:

(1) Be located within the greater North Shore region (i.e. Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, and Swampscott), and

(2) Have at least 51% of the ownership team in at least one of the following categories: Immigrant, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBTQIA), Black/African American, Hispanic or Latino (Central/South American or Caribbean), American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, Person/People with a (dis)ability, Service-Disabled Veteran, Veteran, and/or Woman/Women.

--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer




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Navigate Weekly Workshops

Welcome to Spring 2022 semester! Registration is still open, and we want to help our advisees feel as supported and guided as we can with this process. Our first week of Navigate workshops will help you understand the student experience more or allow for you to ask any questions you may have about the student’s facing side of the platform. Moving forward, there will be plenty of opportunity to go over a generalist overview and functions or to dive deeper into specific questions that you may have on Navigate!

It’s always good to review your Navigate skills. You can do that through our Blackboard Navigate Training Course or by visiting the Navigate team during any of these meeting days/times! 

Wednesday, January 26: Workshop will be closed this week. Please contact us at: with any questions or concerns!

Wednesday, February 2

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Calendar Sync, Availability & Appointment Campaigns

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time 

Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

-John, Jake, Fabiola, Michael and Scott





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20 Minute Online Professional Development

The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty-minute snippets.

For the week of January 24th - How Can I Plan (or Revise) My Courses More Efficiently?

Directions for Accessing the Link to the Presentation and Supplemental Materials

Select the URL link below to access the presentation and to print the supplemental materials. (You may also copy and paste the URL into your browser’s address bar.) Supplemental materials are available to view and print now.  

New presentations go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday.

The series is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation – we would appreciate your input!

--Andrea Milligan,           








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Life Celebration for Stephen Sullivan

It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of our colleague Stephen Sullivan. Steve was well known and admired by many as he worked at a number of Massachusetts community colleges, including North Shore, before retiring to South Carolina.

A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, February 6  at Mission on the Bay, 141 Humphrey Street, Swampscott from 2-4 p.m. Attendees should park on the street and along the boardwalk as the parking lot at nearby Anthony's Pier 4 is private.

Condolences may be sent to Steve's husband,  Tim Kane, 14 Carnoustie Court, Aiken, SC 29803.

An obituary is not being published at this time.  Questions may be directed to Michele Cubelli Harris,








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Welcome to the
Equality & Equity Project

 As part of our commitment to Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion, the Equality & Equity Project will provide historical and present-day information about the contributions, challenges, culture, and daily lives of the many vital groups that make up our NSCC community, and the larger world.

We invite you to visit often, reflect on what you see and read, discuss it with others and, hopefully, expand your knowledge base, appreciation, and understanding of groups beyond your own.

Think about this:

Be an ally. Speaking up when witnessing a microaggression at work isn’t necessarily easy because of power dynamics. So, have a couple of stock phrases to pull out when you need them at work, or anywhere. For example: “What makes you say that?” “We don’t do that here.” “I don’t get it. Can you explain the joke to me?” “Wow, that was awkward.” Here is a link to other responses towards microaggressions.

If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore. edu








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