The NSCC Bulletin



Appreciative Inquiry Sessions

Appreciative Inquiry Sessions are scheduled this week for employees who are working during spring break. Your voice will support the creation of a new Strategic Plan for the college. 

Anyone who wants to get a sense of what the process will be like should check out this short video: JkyuUSstVM8

Sessions are scheduled at the following times. All sessions are held on Zoom.  

  • Tuesday, March 15 from 8:30-9:30am

  • Tuesday, March 15 from 10-11am

  • Wednesday, March 16 from 3-4pm 

  • Wednesday, March 16 from 4:30-5:30pm  

  • Thursday, March 17 from 11:30am-12:30pm

  • Thursday, March 17 from 1-2pm  

Sign up here. 

Thank you. 

--Jason Marsala, Mary Meng-Lee, Strategic Planning Steering Committee Co-Chairs




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Are You Ready? Submit a Video Promo by April 1, 2022 

Promote YOUR class or program to the NSCC community and beyond! Here’s your chance! Promote your course, certificate, degree or program. Tell your story in one minute. Videos will play as part of a video loop in the gym during the Transforming the Future Festival on May 13, and be posted to the NSCC Social Media and/or potentially on the NSCC Website. 

Tech Requirements:  

  1. Video can be no longer than 60 seconds 

  2. Format: Either horizontal or vertical

  3. Can be a phone selfie or use your favorite video editing software

  4. If doing this as a selfie, focus on head & shoulders. Not full body unless you are demonstrating something.

  5. Record in a quiet setting with little to no background noise.

  6. Be sure there is plenty of light. Ring lights are great for selfies. If outdoors, be in the shade. Be sure your background isn’t brighter than you are.

  7. Keep the camera steady. Use a tripod or other device to keep steady.

  8. Upload your video using this google form: 5tRWhqyHAk3fTyQt6

    (please note to check the box to agree to the linked release form)

For questions contact Dianne McDermott Cerasuolo at or Jim Harrington at

Due Date: on or before April 1, 2022




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Call for Submissions!

Have an artistic side that you would like to share? Arts in April is still accepting submissions for lectures/panels/ demonstrations/events!

Please email Cari Keebaugh ( or Aaron Keebaugh ( with proposals or questions!




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2022 NSCC Visiting Writer

2022 NSCC Visiting Writer and Professor Emeritus Carl Carlsen will read from his new book Brickyard Stories 2.0: A Lynn MA Neighborhood Before and After Urban Renewal, an oral history full of storytelling, poetry, prose, and photographs on two consecutive days:

Join ZOOM Reading on Tuesday, April 26 from 9:30-10:45 am:

https://northshore-edu.zoom. us/j/94437642419

Join ZOOM Reading on Wednesday, April 27 from 9:30-10:45 am:

https://northshore-edu.zoom. us/j/98799207257

--John Zamparelli, Professor, English Department



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The Experiences of Women in the Soviet Union During WWII

Registration is open for our event on women's experiences in the Soviet Union during World War II, co-sponsored by North Shore Community College and Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. The webinar will be held Thursday, April 14th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

For further details on the event and to pre-register, please click on this link, scroll down until you see the blue Register button, and click on that button to enter your information.

We hope to see you there!

--Kara Kaufman and Lawrence Davis



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Climate Change Photo Contest

To celebrate Earth Day, NSCC is hosting a Photo Contest on Climate Change Awareness.

Please submit your original photo/artwork that exhibits an individual's impact on the environment or anything associated with mitigation, preparedness, or adaptation to its effects.

The photo must be taken by the participant and include a caption describing how their photo portrays their impact on the environment. Only one photo submission per person.

Gift card prizes will be awarded based on the number of social media LIKES.

For additional details, go to




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Celebrate Women's History Month!

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." - Gloria Steinem

As always, I welcome and invite the NSCC community to participate in this year's Women's History Month celebrations through the various events happening here and in the North Shore all month long.

Student Engagement will be hosting a number of Women's History Month events, including the two listed below. Visit the Events Website for all the details and to register for each event.

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.

Additional resources:

Check out Women's History Month Reading 2022 from Penguin Random HouseWomen's History Month 2022: A Children's Book Every Day

--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer






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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,






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

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2022 $cholarship Reviewers Needed

The Scholarship team is looking for a few good reviewers. Thank you to those of you who have already said YES.

Scholarship reviewing is one of the most rewarding experiences at NSCC!  It doesn't take up a lot of time and you feel great after doing it. Last year we gave out 345 scholarships totaling $310,000 to over 320 students.

If interested please email Kathy Faulkner

Reviewing will happen between April 11 - April 22.




 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.







ID: 94707



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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.  All nominations due by April 12, 2022.  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

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 16

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

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

Wednesday, March 23

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Calendar Sync, Availability & Appointment Campaigns: Concepts & Ideas

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

Wednesday, March 30

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Student Lists, Advanced Searches & Reporting Tools

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 session will take place on Friday, April 1st and the topic will be “Spotlighting Student Success Resources” (rescheduled from February 4th due to a snow storm). 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.

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 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 Dr. Thomas J. Tobin, an internationally recognized scholar, researcher, author and speaker on technology-mediated education. Dr. Tobin will present an interactive keynote for the opening session on The Secret “Step Zero” to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

After the opening session, there will be various breakout sessions to attend such as:

  • Strategies to include UDL in your Department's Services

  • Keeping the Body in the Classroom and Other Lessons from Cyborgs: The Intersections of Race and Disability

  • Teaching Practices that Promote Equity and Create an Inclusive Classroom

  • Equity Minded Practices in a Syllabus

  • NSCC Tableau Dashboards: A Tool for Examining Equity Gaps in Student Academic Performance

  • Exploring Information Literacy through a DEI Lens

  • Student Financial Services Supporting Students

  • Using Assistive Technologies as a Principle of UDL

  • Foster Youth in Higher Education

  • Title 3 and Me: Contextualization through Collaborative Design

  • What Do We Know about Learning and Thriving?

More information about Professional Day including a schedule of the day is available at  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 March 14th -  How Can I Write Better Exam Questions to Measure Student Performance and Learning?

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,           





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.                     

IMPORTANT CORRECTION: In our most recent Think About This, we mistakenly misgendered iconic trangender activist, Marsha P. Johnson as a "gay man" rather than "a transgender woman."  We profusely and humbly apologize for our harrowing mistake. Our post was the responsibility of the Equality and Equity Project team. We are embarrassed that such an egregious error was made by us whose mission is working towards anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion. There is no excuse. Respect of people's pronouns and gender identity is of utmost importance, especially to the trans community. Having done otherwise was disrespectful and harmful. We wholeheartedly apologize to you, the LGBTQ+ community, and to everyone we harmed in this post. We have immediately corrected this on our Equality & Equity Project webpage, and we promise to work harder and continue to learn to prevent further mistakes that could cause harm.                  

Think about this:

This is an example of heterosexual (straight) privilege: Because of my sexual orientation, I do not need to worry that people will harass or assault me.

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 April Mobile Markets!

Free farmers market-style distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables and, at times, non-perishable food items. The April mobile markets will be offered on both the Lynn (04/01) & Danvers Campus (04/14) 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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