This year, the Foundation Scholarship system will go live on March 1st. The new system will handle all applicants, eliminating Google form applications completely. The process still requires student recommendations, but the new system will allow for a hybrid recommendation that is based more on the online recommendation process used by the Common App – faculty may respond to statements in a matrix and/or provide comments in a text box. We hope this change will better facilitate the process of providing recommendations. In some cases, depending on scholarship requirements, the new system allows applicants to request a recommendation from an employer or mentor, which should help to better distribute the recommendation load on faculty.
More information will follow in the coming weeks, and in the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Laurie LaChapelle, firstname.lastname@example.org; Mariflor Uva, email@example.com; or Kathy Faulkner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past year we acquired a new software system, AwardSpring, for our scholarship
program. We are so excited about this system, which has a lot more functionalilty
than the previous one. Scholarship reviewers are an important part of this process,
and reviewing scholarship applications is a great way to get to know our students
from a different angle. We hope you are interested in being a reviewer? If so,
please click the link and fill out the google form. https://forms.gle/
Please reach out to me if you have any questions - Kathy Faulkner at email@example.com.
Student Nominations Needed for NSCC’s 2021 “29 Who Shine” Honoree
Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s “29 Who Shine” student honoree. This event, organized annually by the MA Department of Higher Education to recognize an outstanding graduate from each of the state’s 29 public colleges, will be held virtually Thursday, Thursday, May 13 at 2-3 p.m. via YouTube Livestream.
The “29 Who Shine” awards highlight the special role that Massachusetts public college and university students play as engaged citizens and future leaders. The awards and the attention generated by the ceremony serve to remind the legislature, business community and the public of the important contributions that public higher education students make to their communities. The "29 Who Shine" are a visible reminder of the "dividend" that investments in public higher education can yield for the Commonwealth.
To achieve this objective, we seek student honorees who have demonstrated a clear commitment to helping others through community service and civic engagement. Given the extraordinary events of the past year, we ask that you prioritize student nominees who have demonstrated a willingness to help others impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These might include students who volunteered to assist peers through on-line mentoring programs, or assisted at an understaffed local food pantry, or made calls to ease the isolation of house-bound seniors. It could also include students who proposed or designed specific solutions to Covid-related problems on campus or in the community.
As in previous years, there is no academic requirement associated with the "29 Who Shine" award. A student's GPA is considerably less important, in this case, than his or her record of service to others.
In addition, as in past years, students will be asked to identify a staff person or faculty member who served as a mentor, either informally or as an assigned advisor. This year, we will honor the mentors by asking them to pre-record 30-second introductions of the students they've supported.
Please nominate your best and brightest students for this honor. Nominations are due no later than Friday, March 12.
Criteria for 29 Who Shine 2020: Student nominees must:
- Complete his/her degree or certificate requirements at a Massachusetts community college, state university or UMass campus within the 2020-2021 academic year.
- Be a Massachusetts resident who plans to continue living and working in the state upon graduation. (A student who plans to live in Massachusetts after furthering his or her education, either in or out of state, would also qualify).
- The student intends to pursue a career track or interest for which there is a demonstrated need in the Commonwealth, such as a high-demand STEM-related career (health care, life sciences, information technology), or a start-up business that will produce jobs, or a community service role to better the lives of fellow Massachusetts citizens (such as teaching, working in a social service agency or community organization, etc.)
Please submit student names and description of how they meet the above criteria to Linda Brantley, Executive Director of External & Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 12. President Bryant will make the final selection decision based on nominations received.
Unemployment Fraud Tips
HR/Payroll has shared some valuable Unemployment Insurance Fraud tips.
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 workshp topics include: Navigate Overview/Navigating Navigate; Availability, Calendar Sync, and Appointment Campaigns; Notes and Appointment Summaries, Overview of Academic Planning.
Thanks for your interest in Navigate!
-- John, Jake, Mustafa, and Orquidia
Wednesday, Feb 24
8:30AM – 9:00AM EAB Coffee – Drop in Q&A
2:00PM - 2:45PM Navigate Student Registration Demo
3:00PM - 3:45PM Open Session Time/Navigate Blackboard site review
Please spread the word!
You must pre-register to receive a box. mmsfi.org
Kudos to, l-r, NSCC staff members Brianne Duff, Jacob Rockwell, Amanda Dooling, and Open Door employee Scott (an NSCC alum!) who, despite bone-chilling temperatures, showed up "for duty" as volunteers at the February Mobile Market!
Sign up now for the March 11 Danvers Mobile Market - open to students, faculty, and staff.
Calling all creatives! We need you to get involved…in the Performing Arts at North Shore!
We are looking for actors, artists, sound editors, tech wizards, and more to join us this Spring Semester (2021) for a virtual production of:
MURDER BY THE MINUTE!
Mischief, mayhem and murder rule the air waves when we journey back in time to the 1940’s and the Golden Age of Radio, for a selection of popular Five-Minute Mysteries.
Cunning criminals mingle with wise-cracking dames, as gumshoes and scoundrels play at cat-and-mouse games in this thrilling homage to a bygone era!
AIR DATE: throughout April 2021, as part of Arts in April programming.
No experience needed! All interested students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate.
For more information about how you can become involved in this virtual performing arts event at NSCC contact Matthew Woods at email@example.com.
The clock is ticking…what are you waiting for?
20 Minute Online Professional Development
For the week of February 22nd - How Can I Optimize Announcements to Help Online Students Navigate My Class?
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START YOUR WEEK!!
PT Laboratory Technician, Surgical Technology Program
FT Faculty (Clinical Coordinator), Respiratory Care Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Surgical Technology Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021
PT Instructor, Community Health Worker (CHW) program
Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist), 10 month benefited, Grant funded position
PT Biliterate (English/Spanish) Curriculum Developer for Medical Terminology (Grant funded)
PT Special Programs Coordinator: STEM Coach Liaison, Academic Affairs (Grant Funded)
For more information on open positions, please contact Kim Bevan at email@example.com
Please share with your students!
The Office of Student Engagement is excited to host the 2nd annual Poetry Groove celebration! As much as we would love to be together in person, we will do a virtual event on Wednesday, February 24 at 4 pm. Come perform your favorite poem or song or an original piece. To inspire and be a source of reflection, below are a few links to spoken word videos.
If you are interested in participating, please complete this form.
To join the event on Wednesday, February 24, 4:00pm-5:30 pm, please click here!
Students, faculty and staff - Please complete this google form to join!
Check out additional NSCC Black History Month events here.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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. 10-second individual video message. Students' music approx 5-10 minutes is encouraged and welcomed!
Be creative! Submission form
Questions to Anne Tabet at firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline to submit Friday, April 30, 2021
Have fun taking pictures and videos!
--The Diversity Leadership Committee
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.
February Deep Dive :
American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked: Why aren't there more women in science? He points out that although he's not a woman, he does know what it's like to pursue a career in a field that defied the expectations of society. Watch his answer here.
Think about this:
Reparations isn’t just monetary. You can share your time, skills, knowledge, connections, etc. Check out the Facebook group "Reparations: Requests & Offerings."
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.
What's going on in Student Engagement?
Check out the Weekly Wave!
Coronavirus Updates and Resources
Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are still under restricted access. Please monitor your college email and check www.northshore.edu/corona for frequent updates and resources.