The NSCC Bulletin


every vote counts buttonVote in 2020- Get registered by February 12th!

 Please share with your students!

Tuesday, March 3rd is the presidential primary for MA and Wednesday, February 12th is the deadline to register at your current campus or local address.  Register to vote for the first time, or update your registration, by going to   Students may go to 

For your convenience, voter registration tables will be on both the Lynn Campus (outside the cafe) and Danvers Campus (Berry bldg. lobby) on Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. - noon.  Your vote, your voice!



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Let's talk transit improvements on the North Shore! 
Public meeting, Feb. 11, 6-8p.m., Lynn Campus gym

Public transit commuters and anyone interested in transportation visions for the North Shore is invited to an evening forum Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6-8pm, at NSCC's Lynn Campus gym, 300 Broad St.

The evening begins with an hour-long open session giving attendees a chance to learn more about NS transportation projects and ideas for improving transit and alternate transportation means.

From 7-8pm, state transportation officials wlll present info on projects and take questions.



College Governance Committees

In April we will be holding elections for governance committees.  Please take the opportunity in February and March to  learn more about the various governance committees by coming to a governance meeting.  The committees meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 2:15 at the locations noted below.  Curriculum Committee meets on the second Thursday.  Stop by and learn more about the work of college governance.

You can also contact the committee Chairs for further information:

Steve Chisholm - Forum Steering Committee

Lori Azzara - Curriculum Committee

Danielle Santos - Academic Policy

Lucy Bayard - Diversity Leadership Council

Nicki Buscemi - Student Development Committee

Torrey Dukes - Information Technology Committee

Andrea Milligan - Professional Development Committee

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--Governance Subcommittee: Steve Chisholm, Cassandra Reed, Carlos Marin, Lorena Martinez-Diaz, Cari Keebaugh, Madeline Wallis



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Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

This spring, NSCC will participate in the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), a national student survey focused on teaching, learning, and retention in community colleges. The project is run by the Center for Community College Student Engagement, a research and service initiative of the Program in Higher Education Leadership at The University of Texas at Austin.   

Research shows that the more actively engaged students are, the more likely they are to persist in their college studies and to achieve academic success.  Identifying what our students do in and out of the classroom, knowing their goals, and understanding their external responsibilities can help us create an environment that enhances their academic outcomes.

CCSSE will be administered in a random sample of classes selected by the CCSSE organization.  Instructors whose classes are sampled will receive specific information in the coming weeks.   The instrument asks students to consider the totality of their experience at NSCC when answering questions.  

To learn more, please visit


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Student Success Workshop on Financial Literacy

Big shout out to the financially savvy students that attended the recent Student Success Workshop, “How to fund your education and stay out of debt.” Attendees learned about programs and scholarships available to help pay for tuition and also discussed budgeting tips and strategies to help them live frugally while in school. Kudos to workshop facilitators Yessika Hurtado and Abigail Weaber!

The next Student Success Workshop, "Your roadmap to degree completion," will be held on March 17. If your students are still undecided on what to major in, this session will introduce them to the various academic pathways available at NSCC, their relevance to the student's education, and how they lead to graduation. Students will leave with action steps to begin making progress toward a career and/or academic decision. For more information, please contact Michele Cubelli Harris at



 Save the date - March 2!


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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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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 10th - How can I cost-effectively use virtual reality to enhance instruction?

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 #4 Puzzle, Solution to Week #3 Puzzle &
Week #3 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 signing 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 Administrative Assistant, TRIO-Talent Search Program (Temporary Position)


Adjunct Faculty, Medical Assisting Program

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

PT Corporate Trainers, Microsoft Office Suite

PT Instructor, Community Health Worker

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


Academic Counselor, Financial Aid

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.




 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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