Update on Commencement 2022
The Commencement Committee is excited to announce that North Shore Community College's 56th Commencement Ceremony will take place in person on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Lynn Campus. In order to accommodate graduates and their guests, there will be four ceremonies held throughout the day. Details about the ceremonies and times will be available soon.
For any immediate questions, please reach out to Amanda Dooling at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Progress of Women in Politics and Society
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.
Changes to Our Ranks
I’m excited to announce that Jason Marsala, Director of Student Accounts, has agreed to take on the role of Interim AVP of Student Affairs Operations, effective immediately. He will be responsible for leading the following departments: Records, Student Financial Services and Veterans Services.
I know most of you have worked with Jason at some point over the past few years and witnessed his passion for serving and supporting our students as well as his desire to create a positive work environment for the staff who work hard to serve our students. He has also consistently demonstrated the leadership qualities needed for a role like this, in particular, a willingness to go beyond the scope of his position to improve the NSCC student experience.
I have a deep respect for Jason's authenticity, courage and honesty and he has my full support in this new role.
Please join me in congratulating Jason on this opportunity.
--Stephen Creamer, Interim VP of Student Affairs
Meet Your Newest Colleagues!
I'm pleased to announce that Yandi Figueroa has rejoined NSCC as the new Coordinator of Academic Advising. Yandi may be familiar to many of you as she has most recently worked at NSCC as an Academic Counselor. Yandi has also worked for NSCC in Educational Talent Search, Tech Prep, Admission and has taught the College Success Seminar!
Yandi will be reaching out to you shortly but can also be contacted at: email@example.com
-Daniel O'Neill, Director, Student Support and Advising
Please join us in welcoming Taylor Bettencourt, left, Tutoring Assistant, Clerk IV, Tutoring Center and Shannon Horgan, right, Community Outreach Counselor/Educational Advisor, TRIO/EOC. It's not surprising if you think Taylor and Shannon look familiar - both are NSCC alums!
Appreciative Inquiry Sessions
Appreciative Inquiry Sessions are scheduled this week for employees and students. Your voice will support the creation of a new Strategic Plan for the college.
Sessions are scheduled at the following times. All sessions are held on Zoom.
Tuesday, March 22 from 9:30-10:30am
Tuesday, March 22 from 2:30-3:30pm
Tuesday, March 22 from 3:30-4:30pm
Wednesday, March 23 from 9-10am
Wednesday, March 23 from 11am-12pm
Wednesday, March 23 from 1-2pm
Thursday, March 24 from 10-11am
Thursday, March 24 from 6-7pm
Anyone who wants to get a sense of what the process will be like should check out
this short video: https://youtu.be/
--Jason Marsala, Mary Meng-Lee, Strategic Planning Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Harvard Summer Workshop 2022
NSCC faculty are leading the way once again, with a great workshop opportunity:
The main center that runs this workshop is the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the topic is The Future of Democracy. We couldn't be more timely if we tried (the topic was chosen well before Putin invaded!)
It will be in-person this year, so the application process will be competitive and the fee is $75.00
Dr. Larry Davis is our pedagogical expert this year - yay Larry! Dr. Kara Kaufman has shared that her goal is to choose an NSCC faculty member(s) every year for this position.
Please reach out to Kara, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions. And, please forward the information to anyone you think might benefit from this program.
--Andrea DeFusco-Sullivan, Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs
Walter Stone serves as Pronouncer/Moderator of Lynn Spelling Bee
Congratulations to our own Walter Stone, Assistant Dean of STEM & Education, on doing an outstanding job serving as the Pronouncer and Moderator of the Scripps Spelling Bee Competition held at the Lynn Auditorium on March 15.
NSCC Receives Gold Military Friendly School® Designation
Honored and proud to receive the Military Friendly School® Designation for the 12th year in a row - this year achieving Gold status for the first time! Earning this outstanding award was largely due to Veterans Services Coordinator, Kristine Babcock, and her tireless efforts and passionate commitment to helping NSCC student Veterans, as well as Veterans in our community. Bravo, Kristine!
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.
Video can be no longer than 60 seconds
Format: Either horizontal or vertical
Can be a phone selfie or use your favorite video editing software
If doing this as a selfie, focus on head & shoulders. Not full body unless you are demonstrating something.
Record in a quiet setting with little to no background noise.
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.
Keep the camera steady. Use a tripod or other device to keep steady.
Upload your video using this google form: https://forms.gle/
(please note to check the box to agree to the linked release form)
For questions contact Dianne McDermott Cerasuolo at email@example.com or Jim Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due Date: on or before April 1, 2022
Call for Submissions!
Have an artistic side that you would like to share? Arts in April is still accepting
submissions for lectures/panels/
Please email Cari Keebaugh (email@example.com) or Aaron Keebaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with proposals or questions!
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:
Join ZOOM Reading on Wednesday, April 27 from 9:30-10:45 am:
--John Zamparelli, Professor, English Department
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, https://tinyurl.com/2p8hes6f 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
Climate Change Photo Contest
To celebrate Earth Day, NSCC is hosting a Photo Contest on Climate Change Awareness.
Please submit your original photo/artwork https://tinyurl.com/2p8fz9sp 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 https://tinyurl.com/5afjwauc
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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the website for the scholarship page https://www.northshore.edu/scholarships
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 email@example.com
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
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 email@example.com.
CTLI 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:
Future Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held on the following Fridays (listed below) so please save the dates in your calendar:
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 https://forms.gle/
We hope to see you at one of the sessions!
-Andrea Milligan and Kim Stevens
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
The CTLI Advisory Council
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 21st - What Are Active Strategies for Structuring a Synchronous 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!!
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:
The term white, referring to people, was created by Virginia slave owners and colonial rules in the 17th century. It replaced terms like Christian and Englishman to distinguish European colonists from Africans and indigenous peoples. European colonial powers established whiteness as a legal concept after Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676, during which indentured servants of European and African descent had united against the colonial elite. The legal distinction of white separated the servant class on the basis of skin color and continental origin. The creation of ‘whiteness’ meant giving privileges to some, while denying them to others with the justification of assumed biological and social inferiority.
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.
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 https://www.northshore.edu/heretohelp/food-insecurities.html