The NSCC Bulletin




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Women's History Month: Who Inspires You?

March is Women’s History Month, a time for us to honor and celebrate women's contributions to history, culture and society. 

We invite you to help celebrate by sharing a brief paragraph or two about a woman who inspires you. Doesn't matter who she is - all that matters is you are inspired by her.

Please include a photo of yourself OR a photo of the woman who inspires you OR a photo of the two of you together.  We will be featuring submissions on social media and all submissions will be added to a Women's History Month video that will be made available to the NSCC community at the end of March.   Click here to enter your submission. 

Thank you for your participation!

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



Celebrate Women's History Month!

Join us for a celebration of Women's History Month. See the information below or visit our Events Website for all the details and to register for each event.


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Join us for our Women In Leadership Series. We will host two panel discussions to hear experiences and insights from our very own Women in Leadership at NSCC. The first panel featuring Faculty and Staff will kick off Women's History Month on Wed, March 2 at 12:30pm in LW323 (Lynn Campus). The following week we will hear from NSCC Women in Administration on Wed, March 9 at 11:00am in DS106B (Danvers Campus).  Due to COVID precautions, all attendees must check-in at the event. Walk-ins are welcome, but help us make the check-in process easier by registering in advance. RSVP HERE!

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In celebration of Women's History Month we invite you to join our local State Representative, Sally Kerans, in a discussion about the Progress of Women in Politics and Society. The event will take place in Danvers DS106B on Wednesday, March 23rd at 11am. Read more about Representative Kerans and register for the event online. Due to COVID precautions, all event attendees must check-in at the event. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can make the check-in process easier by registering in advance.





NSCC Foundation $cholarships – 2022 Cycle

This year’s Foundation Scholarship cycle will open to students on March 1st.  Eligible students (those with 6 earned credits and a GPA of 2.5) will be notified at the beginning of March that the system is open and ready to receive applications.  New applicants will be notified once they are accepted and have an NSCC ID and email address. 

As in the past, we will need staff reviewers, and training in the new system will be offered before the review cycle starts.  More information will follow in the coming weeks, and in the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Kathy Faulkner at

This is the website for the scholarship page




Changes to Personal Counseling at NSCC

We have created a new way for students to seek counseling assistance at NSCC.  Please ask them to email instead of emailing Debbie Campbell or Donna Davis directly.  Debbie Campbell is on leave for the spring semester.  We hope this will streamline the process where students can work with clerical staff to book appointments.
--Daniel O'Neill, Director of Student Support & Advising




 Job Posting - Internal Candidates Only

PT Administrative and Technical Support to the
Forum Steering Committee and the Governance System

Duration: Permanent fall semester, spring semester & summer while Forum Steering is in session

Equivalency: Approximately 5 to 10 hours per week

Reports To: Chair/Vice-Chair Forum Steering Committee/Governance Subcommittee

This position is not open to benefited AFSCME, NUP, NUC, or MCCC Professional staff.

For further job details, click here.



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RAP Career Exploration Services at NSCC

Abbie Weaber, the new Career Exploration Counselor working for the RAP Experience program that serves Black, Latino/a, and ESL students, is available to present to classrooms during the Spring Semester. She can share about Career Exploration services at the college and incorporate career planning into any lecture you see fit. She is available to speak to virtual or in-person classes, and has a video to share for fully online classes.

Career exploration services that students can take advantage of include: one-on-one career exploration appointments, career fit workshops, classroom presentations, panels, and more! Since the start of January, 24 students took advantage of one-on-one career exploration appointments, and some students met more than once for a total of 32 appointments. There are three workshops planned for the month of March: “Finding Your Career Fit” virtual and in-person and “Discovering Your Being”, and 39 students have registered so far. If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a time for her to present to your class please contact Abbie at or 781-477-2102.



Gary Williams

gary williamsAs the NSCC community continues to process the passing of our friend and former colleague, Gary Williams, we have received his obituary and wanted to share it with all of you, Gary Williams obituary.

There is information in his obituary about a celebration of his life on Saturday, March 12th .  March 12th is Gary's birthday, he would have turned 73 this year. For those who may have missed our earlier message about his passing, here is a portion of that message:  

"Gary joined NSCC as an Academic Counselor in August of 2001 and after 18 years, retired in August 2019. His larger than life personality, smile and tireless dedication to our students will be missed. Gary was a man who understood the importance of making a connection and how taking time for others made the world a better place. It was not uncommon for a student to walk into NSCC and say that Gary talked to them while they were working at Stop and Shop and he convinced them to come to NSCC. 

Gary loved his family dearly and while he will be missed by all who knew him, our thoughts and prayers are with Starr Williams, his wife and partner, who is also a retired NSCC Nursing faculty member, and their daughters and grandchildren. 

--Stephen Creamer, Interim VP of Student Affairs



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Assessment Open Office Hours

This semester, the Faculty Assessment Fellows will be holding monthly Open Office Hours to provide peer-to-peer assessment support, tips, and resources. Come to discover a new assessment tool, and brainstorm assessment strategies with faculty colleagues from across the college.

Join Assessment Fellows Matt Edinger and Erinn Gilmore for our first session of open office hours!

Drop in for a lunch time Zoom chat from 12:00-1:00 March 1, 2022 

Topic - Formative Assessment Discussion and Share!

Formative Assessment: Learning and Teaching Tools, Not Just Measurements


Join Zoom Meeting

ID: 94707717951





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Student Service Awards Nominations

Student Engagement welcomes all faculty and staff to recognize students by nominating them for our special campus-wide awards. Awards are open to club leaders, leaders in the classroom/office, or students that stand out to you in some other way. Please see all the available awards and complete your nominations online.  Also, please save the date for the celebration on Tuesday, April 26 at 4:00PM in the Lynn Gym. 

--Danny Shapiro, Assistant Coordinator of Student Engagement,





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Navigate Weekly Workshops

We are over the first month of the Spring semester! As we continue our Spring operations, you may be trying to find the best ways that Navigate can help keep you organized, launch student initiatives, or get your advisees up to speed on their Academic Plans – OR you just have a random range of questions you want to pellet us with! The next few weeks are geared towards generic topics, but please jump on in any session, at any time, for any reason. 

It’s always good to review your Navigate skills. Please review the Blackboard Navigate Training Course for additional resources at any time.

Wednesday, March 2

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Academic Planning & Registration

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

Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

--John, Jake, Scott & Michael





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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 (2022) for:

ANIMAL TAILS:  A Virtual Storytelling Project

Talented tricksters go toe to toe with terrible troublemakers in this series of tales featuring a menagerie of feathered, finned and four-legged beasties from around the world.   

Come join the team responsible for bringing these stories to life this fall!

No experience needed.  All interested students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate. 

AIR DATE:  April / May, as part of NSCC’S Cultural Arts programming.

For more information about how you can become involved in this virtual performing arts event at NSCC contact Matthew Woods at




cup of coffee, notepad and penCTLI 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.

Our next two sessions take place on Friday, March 4th and Friday, March 11th. On Friday, March 4th, the topic will be “Exploring Open Educational Resources” to kick off Open Education Week ( activities/open-education- week/) that takes place March 7th - March 11th. The session will be facilitated by Andrea Milligan, who will update us on the status of the Affordable @ NSCC Initiative, provide some resources on identifying, finding, and selecting Open Educational Resources (OER), and share information on the new Faculty OER Project Grants as well as any questions you might have on the application process.

On Friday, March 11th, the topic will be “Curriculum Mapping: A Tool for Better Program Design”. The session will be facilitated by Luciano Sappia, who will lead us in exploration of Curriculum Mapping practices. “Have you ever wondered how and where your students are developing the outcomes you have set for your program? Have you scratched your head thinking about designing a new program and struggled with deciding how many courses and exactly which courses to offer and how to sequence them? Curriculum Mapping is a great tool to help streamline the process by methodically and intentionally thinking about the building blocks needed to deliver the outcomes we intend for our students to achieve going through our programs. In this session, we will go over the importance of this practice, the basic methodology and its application. You will walk away from the session with tools and templates to get you started in creating your own curriculum map.”

Please use the following Zoom meeting link for all Coffee and Conversations sessions:

https://northshore-edu.zoom. us/j/99574231620?pwd= bjgrVkIvRjRQUzZJcmtGeWRCWksyUT 09 

Future Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held on the following Fridays (listed below) so please save the dates in your calendar:

  • April 1
  • April 15
  • April 29
  • May 6

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 yGifSTLdZmmyp75p7

We hope to see you at one of the sessions!

-Andrea Milligan and Kim Stevens






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Spring Institutional Professional Day

NSCC's Spring Institutional Professional Day for faculty and staff will be held virtually on Friday, March 25th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. 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

Thank you Dianne McDermott Cerasuolo for creating the attached flier.

More information about Professional Day is available at professional-day/home. Check back often as more details will be added as the program develops.

--Thank you,
The CTLI Advisory Council






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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 28th -  How Can I Assess Students in my Online Classes through Student-created Videos?

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,           









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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:

Be an ally. When talking about something that is not usually a part of daily conversation ... like another person's differing race, religion, gender identity ... it is natural for some people to become uncomfortable. Experience the feeling, and do not try to rescue one another from the discomfort. It’s a learning process, and it becomes natural only through experience.

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





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Sign up now for the March Mobile Markets!

Free farmers market-style distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables and, at times, non-perishable food items. The March mobile markets will be offered on both the Lynn (03/04) & Danvers Campus (03/10) and 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗡𝗦𝗖𝗖 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀, 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳. Registration will be required for each monthly market. Sign up here





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