Celebrate Lunar New Year!
Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are cycles of the moon. Also known as the Spring Festival, an important festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It is celebrated in many Asian countries. It falls on February 1st (Tuesday) this year. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, according to the Chinese zodiac.
Brought to you by NSCC's Diversity Leadership Council.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions regarding the above.
CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series
Over the spring semester, the CTLI will be hosting a series of informational sessions on a variety of teaching, learning, and assessment topics. The Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held virtually twice a month on Fridays from 9:30am to 10:30am. Please join us with your favorite cup of coffee or tea and we will bring the topics to hopefully spur plenty of conversations.
The first Coffee and Conversations session will be on Friday, February 4th and the topic will be “Spotlighting Student Success Resources”. Our guests for this session will be Donna Davis, Susan Graham and Sara Hilinski and they will provide a brief presentation/overview of student services around counseling, accessibility services, and tutoring as well as tips for working with students. There will also be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Our second session will be on Friday, February 18th and the topic will be “Contextualization through Collaborative Design”. Join Sonja Gamby as she leads a discussion around a new opportunity for faculty to collaboratively work on implementing high impact practices and contextualized modules to increase student engagement and improve student outcomes.
Please use the following Zoom meeting link for all Coffee and Conversations sessions:
Future Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held on the following Fridays (listed below) so please save the dates in your calendar:
Topics have been scheduled for a few of these sessions but we would love your feedback
on some topics for the other sessions. Please share any ideas around what you might
like to learn more about at https://forms.gle/
We hope to see you at one of the sessions!
-Andrea Milligan and Kim Stevens
Spring Institutional Professional Day
NSCC's Spring Institutional Professional day for faculty and staff will be held on Friday, March 25th! The theme for the day will be focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion and Universal Design for Learning. We are proud to welcome our keynote, Dr. Thomas Tobin, an internationally recognized scholar, researcher, author and speaker on technology-mediated education. The CTLI Advisory Council is developing the agenda for the breakout sessions. Possible topics include:
- Teaching practices that promote equity and create an inclusive classroom
- Student support practices that promote diversity, equity and inclusion
- Incorporating universal design for learning principles into teaching and learning
- Incorporating universal design for learning principles into student support services
The CTLI Advisory Council
On-Campus Cafe Food Service Schedule
January 18 - March 11, 2022 Limited Service
March 14 - March 19, 2022 No Service
March 21 - May 10, 2022 Limited Service
No Summer Food Service
Hours of Operation:
7:00AM - 10:30PM Breakfast
11:00AM - 11:30AM Snacks & Beverages
11:30AM - 1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM - 2:00 PM Snacks & Beverages
Danvers Cafe February promotions
New Achievement Team
We are delighted to introduce the NSCC Achievement Team! We are the Library, the Tutoring Center, and CAS & the Testing Center. These three departments recently combined forces to help students achieve academic success. We're here for YOU and we hope you'll come visit us soon, whether in person or virtually. Check out our hours for the Spring Semester. Link to flyer.
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, 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
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 31st - How Do I Structure Virtual Office Hours to Promote Student Use?
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, email@example.com
WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START YOUR WEEK!!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
The Chinese New Year starts February 1st, and many people will join in the celebrations. But did you know? "Smart." "Hard-working." "Nice." were among the adjectives that respondents offered up in a recent poll when asked to describe Asian Americans. Characterizing Asian Americans as a “model minority” flattens the diverse experiences of Asian Americans into a singular, narrow narrative. It paints a misleading picture about the community that doesn't align with current statistics and perpetuates difficulties such as the “bamboo ceiling.” Here is a link to some common misconceptions driven by the model minority myth.
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.