The NSCC Bulletin

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NSCC ONLY CC in MA to receive
Carnegie Community Engagement Reclassification!

So #nsccproud! NSCC is the ONLY community college in Massachusetts, and one of only 3 community colleges nationwide, chosen out of the 119 U.S. colleges and universities selected to receive the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Congrats to all who were selected!
#CarnegieCE2020  read more




This Week in Admissions

We hope that you all are having an excellent start to your semester.  For the next 2 weeks, our Admissions team members are visiting the following high schools and community-based organizations to conduct the following activities:

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020: North Shore Upper Academy, Beverly
    • On campus visit to the Danvers Campus
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020: Revere High School
    • Application Day
  • Thursday, February 5, 2020: Bishop Fenwick High School
    • On the Spot Acceptance Event
  • Thursday, February 5, 2020: Salem High School
    • On the Spot Acceptance Event
  • Friday, February 6, 2020: Lynnfield High School
    • On the Spot Acceptance Event
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020: Marblehead High School
    • On the Spot Acceptance Event
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020: Danvers High School
    • On the Spot Acceptance Event
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020: Pathways of Salem
    • On Campus Visit – Lynn Campus
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020: Georgetown High School
    • On the Spot Acceptance Event

 If you are aware of, or wonder if, the NSCC Admissions team has made outreach with a specific high school, CBO, or other community event, please email Kimberly Odusami, Executive Director of Admissions at


Professional Development Fund$ Available

The Professional Development (PD) Committee would like to let faculty and staff know that professional development funds are available.

There are three levels of PD grants that you can apply for.

  • Mini grant ($300 or less)
  • Large grant ($301-$1500 – requests are currently being funded at 75%)
  • Coursework grant (for undergraduate or graduate credit coursework, up to $500)

Please note that out-of-state travel requires pre-approval from your Vice President and the President. You will want to have the pre-approval to travel in writing (email is fine) before you submit the PD grant application. A copy of this pre-approval to travel will need to be forwarded to the PD Committee Chair.

Before completing the PD grant application form, please review the eligibility and application guidelines. These are available on My Northshore.

In My Northshore, search for professional development. Click the Professional Development Application & Award Process tile to access the eligibility and application guidelines as well as the Proposal Application Form.

Applications are due at least one week prior to the monthly governance meetings.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the PD Committee Chair.

Thank you,
Andrea Milligan, PD Committee Chair,



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 NSCC offering a new, free after-school program, Girls Who Code Club

NSCC invites girls in middle school (grades 6-8), with an interest in computer science, to join our new, free Girls Who Code Club, an after-school program.

The Girls Who Code Club will meet on Wednesday afternoons, 3:30-5:30p.m., from February 12 – May 6 (with vacation breaks) on NSCC’s Lynn Campus, 300 Broad Street, room LW304.

Girls will learn about computer science concepts in a fun and safe environment. Clubs provide participants with a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, and an opportunity to use their skills to positively impact their community. The curriculum includes activities for students with no computer science experience all the way up to college-level concepts. Learn more at

For an application or for more information, contact Laura Rubin at or at 978-762-4000, x4047.




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Enjoy lunch at the Beacon!

NSCC's student-run café, The Beacon, opened on January 23rd and will serve on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Tuesday, April 28th. The café will be closed on February 13, 18 & 20 to accommodate student enrichment. We will also be closed March 10th and 12th for NSCC Spring Break.

The café will be serving from a standard a la carte menu including choices of soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. Check out the menu - The café has two seating times: 11:00 AM or 11:45 AM- RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. To make a reservation request, please call 978-762-4000 ext 1513 and follow the instructions on the message.

The Beacon Café is located at 30 Log Bridge Rd in Middleton right off Route 114 West.

We hope to see you at The Beacon!




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Please encourage your students to apply for an NSCC Scholarship!

Students can learn more about eligibility and our user-friendly online application process by visiting or emailing    Flyer



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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 February 3rd - How can online instructors better manage their workload?

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.)

New presentations go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday. The complete spring schedule for Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at

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

--Andrea Milligan



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Seeking 54th Commencement Student Speaker and Soloist Nominations

NSCC Commencement Ceremony     
Date: May 21, 2020 at SSU’s O’Keefe Center

Do you know a student who would be an inspirational student speaker for the graduating class of 2020?  Do you know a student who can belt a tune? Encourage them to nominate themselves for the student speaker or soloist role! Spread the word!

Student Speaker nomination form -Student Speaker Application

Student Soloist nomination form - Student Soloist Application

More information -

Student Soloist -  Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 13th at 4pm.

Student Speaker - Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 13th at 4pm.




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Week #3 Puzzle, Solution to Week #2 Puzzle & Week #2 Leaderboard Scores

Contest Rules:
Each week we will send out a problem solving challenge as a friendly competition among students,
faculty and staff. They will vary in topic, format and difficulty. Problems are posted on Tuesdays and
answers need to be returned via email to Professor Anne O'Shea ( and
Professor John Gambino ( by 11:00 am on Friday of the same week. Please
put the week number in the subject line.

The first randomly selected correct entry, regardless of when it is received, will earn 10 pts, the next 9
pts, the third 8 pts, the fourth 7 pts and the fifth 6 pts. All other correct submissions will earn 5 points.
The last problem of the semester will have the option to “bet” points (think Final Jeopardy!) The
person with the highest cumulative point total at the end of the semester (May 1) will be declared the
winner and Problem Solving Champion and win a “fabulous” prize. Separate contests will be held for
Students and Faculty/Staff.

Problems are posted each in the Bulletin each week, posted on the North Shore Community College
Mathematics Department Facebook page, and on bulletin boards across from LE303 (Lynn) and on the first floor of the Berry Building (Danvers) by Tuesday. Other locations may be added at a later time.





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2019 W-2

Your 2019 W-2 is now available for you to view and print within HR/CMS.  Using your User ID (Employee ID-6 digit numbers) and password log into HR/CMS.  After sign in, you can either click on View W-2 in Quick Link (s) box or navigate to Main Menu > Self Service >Payroll and Compensation > View W-2/W-2C Forms. You are required to answer a security question in order to view your W-2 page.

Note: If you have not setup or have forgotten your “security question”, you can setup or get your answer by navigating to Main Menu > My System Profile > Change or set up forgotten password help.  After providing some validation information, you will then see your question/answer.  If you need to, you may also change your questions/answer in the same place   

If you did not suppress your 2019 W-2, it will be mailed to your home address  postmarked by January 31, 2020.

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

Thank you,

--Tammy Nguyen, Payroll Director


Interpersonal Relationships: Moving ahead by getting along

AllOne Health, our Employee Assistance Program is offering a FREE webinar entitled "Interpersonal Relationships: Moving Ahead by Getting Along" Wednesday, February 12th from 12pm-1pm.

Relationships can be challenging at times; competing agendas, differences in personal styles, and divergent values can create divisions among people. In this session, we will learn how to discover our similarities, shared goals and objectives, and commonalities to put the negative aside and move toward a collaborative, healthy relationship.

If you are interested please feel free to register for the webinar by visiting:

The colleges AllOne Health login credentials are:   username: northshore     password: employee



Flexible Spending Account

It is just past the halfway mark of the Flexible Spending Account plan year. As a reminder, you will forfeit any unused balances at the end of the plan year, June 30, 2020. There is, however, a 2 ½ month grace period from July 1-September 15 to incur expenses. All claims must be filed by October 15, 2020. Please click  HERE for more information on FSAs, and click on the “EMPLOYEES” tab at the top for information about logging into your account.


  • Log into your FSA account and check your balance(s)
  • Read the “FSA FAQ” page that contains a lot of helpful information, including how to file a claim
  • Contact Benefit Strategies if you have any questions or concerns at 877-353-9442
Open Jobs


Staff Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs

Campus Police

Institution Security Officer II (3rd shift)

Clerical/Office Support

PT Head Tutor, Upward Bound Program


Adjunct Faculty, Medical Assisting Program

Adjunct Faculty, Surgical Technology Department, Spring 2020 (Operating Room Skills Lab)

Adjunct Faculty, The Culinary Arts and Food Service Department, Spring 2020

PT Corporate Trainers, Microsoft Office Suite

PT Instructor, Community Health Worker

PT Instructor, Nurse Assistant/Home Health Care (CNA/HHA)



Academic Counselor, Financial Aid

Assessment Officer, Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing

Coordinator of Alternative Studies (Prior Learning Assessment)

Educational Advisor (Special Program Coordinator), TRIO Talent Search (TS) Program

PT Early College Career Pathway Advisor, Academic Affairs

PT Health Simulation Technician (Technical Specialist)

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Lynn Campus Library

For more information, please contact Kim Bevan at or at x5572.




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2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellowship

Nominations due February 3

The nomination period is now open for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions.

The Newman Civic Fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact's founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education. In the spirit of Dr. Newman's leadership, we are seeking nominations of undergraduate or graduate students who engage in collaborative action with others in order to create long-term social change, take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization, and demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement. Learn more about nomination criteria at

Dean Andrea Defusco-Sullivan,, is the point person for submitting nominee names.


 Worthy Causes



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Will you be our Valentine? Shop at and AmazonSmile donates to North Shore Community College Foundation Inc at no cost to you!

Upward Bound Collecting Bottle Caps

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Upward Bound needs your help collecting caps! They will be recycled to create an Upward Bound bench that will be placed on the outside path at the Lynn Campus. Thank you for your support!

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