The NSCC Bulletin


Open Forum


Last Wednesday, January 20, was the inauguration of our nation’s 46th president. I am grateful that the event was not marred by any violence, as the events of January 6 are still so fresh in our minds. The images and knowledge of what transpired when a mob desecrated the US Capitol, one of the most hallowed seats of our democracy, will linger for some time. I’d like to offer the campus community an opportunity to reflect and process the events of January 6, so those affected can begin to heal and move forward. A Zoom convening has been scheduled for Thursday, January 28 from 3-4. I’ve asked Professor Larry Davis, Doctor of Philosophy and Chair of our Department of History, Government and Economics to moderate the session utilizing his expertise in history and government, and Professor of Behavioral Science Jennifer Harris, Doctor of Counseling Psychology, has agreed to facilitate the discussion as needed. There will be no agenda. Feel free to bring your thoughts and perspectives to share. A Zoom invite will be sent out this week. Special thanks to Professors Davis and Harris for agreeing to assist.

-- Dr. Nate Bryant, Interim President




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Learn More about Navigate!

This past fall we had some great response to our drop-in workshops and wanted to provide staff and faculty with further opportunities to explore Navigate. If you are interested in learning more about how Navigate can assist your advising efforts or support of students, feel free to drop in to one of these upcoming sessions.

We are also available upon request to go over features with any meeting, group, or department.

Common training topics include: Navigate Overview/Navigating Navigate; Availability, Calendar Sync, and Appointment Campaigns; Notes and Appointment Summaries, Overview of Academic Planning.

Wednesday, January 27

8:30AM – 9:00AM                   EAB Coffee – Drop in Q&A

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Staff Home Overview // Student Home Overview // Advanced 


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

Wednesday, Feb 3

8:30AM – 9:00AM                   EAB Coffee – Drop in Q&A

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Availability, Calendar Sync & How to conduct a Check-in 

Campaign with your Advisees

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


--John Duff, Dean of Student Success



New Service for Students - Virtual Computer Lab

We are excited to introduce a new Virtual Computer Lab service for our students.  The Virtual Computer Lab is a cloud-based, streaming resource that allows you to access a Windows Desktop environment with North Shore licensed software applications from any computer, Chromebook or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a browser. This technology provided by Apporto facilitates processing-intensive or graphics-intensive software from any device, not meeting the high-level criteria. There is no performance differential based on the device you are using as all processing takes place in the cloud server environment which only requires a standard web browser and Internet connection.  

Our arrangement with Apporto provides up to Twenty Five concurrent users sessions to take place.  The service is initially meant to complement our Open Computer Labs that are available to students in Danvers and Lynn.  This service is available 24/7 and 24/7 support is provided for by Apporto.


How Does it work?

  • Access the service from the My Northshore portal

  • Selecting the Virtual Computer Lab tile logs you into the Apporto environment

  • Help Guides and Resources are available in the My Northshore portal.

  • The Attached Document provides detailed instructions for using the service and accessing the Help Resources.

What Software Is Available?

Adobe Acrobat

Autodesk ReCap

Microsoft Office Suite 2019 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Visio, Project)

Adobe After Effects

Autodesk AutoCad


Adobe Bridge

Autodesk Revit - pending

Quickbooks Premier Account Edition 2018

Adobe Dreamweaver

SolidWorks 2018 SP05


Adobe Illustrator


Jetbrains PyCharm Community Edition

Adobe InCopy

Minitab – pending

Netbeans IDE

Adobe InDesign


Oracle Database 11g Express Edition


Adobe Lightroom

TI Connect CE

Python 3.7.4

Adobe Media Encoder

TI Smartview

Python Launcher

Adobe Photoshop


Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019

Adobe Premiere Pro



Adobe Premiere Rush





--Gary Ham, CIO




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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 25 - How Can I Make My Video Lectures Effective and Engaging?

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,


Open Jobs


Chief Diversity Officer
Dean of STEM and Education

Campus Police
Campus Police Officer II (Corporal)
Institution Security Officer II (3rd shift), 2 openings available

Clerical/Office Support
PT Peer Tutors for Accounting and Spanish (Position Designed for Students)

FT Faculty (Clinical Coordinator), Respiratory Care Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Nurse Education Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021

Maintainer I (Janitorial), Facilities Department

Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist)
Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist), 10 month benefited, Grant funded position


For more information on open positions, please contact Kim Bevan at






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Coping groups bring together people who are going or who have gone through similar life experiences.  In MassSupport's new free and confidential COVID-19 coping groups, we'll be talking about how to handle feelings of isolation and stress in a supportive space to enhance coping skills and foster a sense of connection.  Click here for a list of support groups.




Please share with your students!

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Sharing the stories of NSCC

The External and Public Relations Office invites you to share the stories of NSCC so that we can spread the word far and wide of what a great resource and choice NSCC is for the North Shore region and beyond. Depending on your role at the college, you know best about our special students, professors, initiatives, etc.  Share your story by filling out this form to let External and Public Relations know about and promote our super stars and programs! 

--Linda Brantley, Executive Director, External and Public Relations,



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The Arts in April Committee is seeking people interested in participating in the virtual "ARTS IN APRIL" month-long event! This form is being sent out to North Shore Community College faculty and staff interested in giving a presentation, organizing a panel, or demonstrating an activity in music, art, poetry, photography, creative writing, and/or other art forms.

Here's the link to the form.

--Aaron Keebaugh,



Faces of NSCC 2021

The Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) is collecting pictures, quotes and 10-second videos for its annual Faces of NSCC video, which highlights students, staff, faculty at home, outside, in the office, on/off campus with your 2-legged and 4-legged family members. Play a song, hold up a sign to share your brave, determined, meaningful, inspirational message. Faces of NSCC 2021 will be shown at various faculty/staff/administration meetings and outreach events.   “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in NSCC’s Community” Together apart. 

With most learning and working now taking place remotely, a whole new category of photo & video opportunities has opened up.  Please take and send pictures of students, staff, faculty working from home - teaching, learning, working.  Photo suggestions:  Helping your children do their schoolwork online; your unusual, hastily created "office" space; holding a sign with words of encouragement and support for the NSCC community; serious photos; fun photos, etc. Be creative! Submission form

Students' music approx  5-10 minutes is encouraged and welcomed! Email me your link!

There is a question on the release form for those who would like to provide a quote, which is optional.  People may have their picture taken with or without including a quote.

Please direct any questions, send photos, student release form, 10-second individual video message,  student music for project background to:

Anne Tabet at  Deadline to submit Friday, April 30, 2021

Have fun taking pictures and videos!

--The Diversity Leadership Committee





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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:

Someone who is legally innocent can be put in jail because they can’t afford bail. It means that a defendant with resources can be released pre-trial, and a defendant without resources will remain in jail, based on access to money and not on how much of a flight risk they are. Write to your state legislators to end cash bail.


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



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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are still under restricted access.  Please monitor your college email and check for frequent updates and resources.

NSCC family, please stay well! #InThisTogether 

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