The NSCC Bulletin



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Meet the Candidates

The North Shore Community College Board of Trustees has announced that a Presidential Search Committee will advance five finalists to meet the college community and be considered by the Board of Trustees

The five finalists moving onto the next phase of the presidential search are: Joel Frater, Ed.D., former Executive Dean, Monroe Community College, Downtown Campus, State University of New York; William Heineman, Ed.D., Provost, Northern Essex Community College, Massachusetts; Gloria Lopez, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Affairs, Westfield State University, Massachusetts; Matthew Reed, Ph.D., Vice President for Learning, Brookdale Community College, New Jersey; and Dione Somerville, Ed.D., Executive Vice President, Hawkeye Community College, Iowa.

The five candidates are scheduled for virtual campus visits the week of March 29th - April 2nd.  Open forums for faculty, staff, classified staff, managers, students, the Board of Trustees and representatives from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, will be held.

Following the candidates' visits, the Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote to recommend the appointment of the next president on April 6th at 5:00 p.m. in open session via Zoom.

“Let me also take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Dr. Nate Bryant as he continues his term as interim President of NSCC,” said Dr. J.D. LaRock, Chair of the Board of Trustees.  “Nate has provided dedicated, steady, and compassionate leadership during one of the most challenging years ever for higher education.  That is an immense achievement, and the Board and I look forward to his continued leadership of our college until the next president takes office. I know every member of the NSCC community joins me in expressing deep appreciation and respect for Dr. Bryant and how hard -- and successfully -- he has worked for us.”

To learn more about the presidential finalists see:

Open Forum schedule

Participants will have the ability to complete the anonymous comment form by 5:00 pm, Friday, April 2nd. Your feedback is important and appreciated, so please be sure to complete the form by the deadline.





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Covid Re-Entry and Communications

A Covid-19 internal team has been meeting regularly since the inception of the pandemic last March. Its current focus is on planning for the fall and bringing more students, faculty and staff back to campus utilizing the guiding principles of safety and student need. The team recently committed to making more information available to the college community through a variety of channels, including this employee newsletter, The Weekly Wave, social media and other regular college communication channels. In addition, beginning tomorrow, Interim President Bryant will begin circulating a new email communication on Tuesdays focused solely on Covid-related matters. Tomorrow’s email will include an intake form where you can anonymously submit questions that you have and would like answered. The questions will be gathered on a new tile on the Intranet with answers posted in another tile. All questions will be answered, although it may take some time given volume of questions submitted. This will be a fluid process as things certainly can change very rapidly, but we are committed to keeping the college community as well informed as possible as we plan for our future. We hope you will help us on this mission by submitting your questions and concerns. Look for the new email tomorrow from Interim President Bryant.




President’s Cabinet Highlights 3/16 & 3/17
  • Lighthouse Society: Cabinet reviewed internal signage for Danvers and Lynn to represent this new initiative – NSCC’s first planned giving society, which will launch formally in April. It was decided to schedule campus walk throughs to determine the best placement for signage.

  • Governance elections: are coming up and there are many vacancies. Broadening promoting the election and getting new participation was discussed.

  • New phone system: Gary Ham and Fred Williams presented the finalists for a new phone system. They will schedule demos of each with additional impacted staff invited.

  • Manager’s Meeting: In preparation for the next managers meeting, Thanh will survey managers on topics of interest to include on the agenda.

  • HEERFII recommendations: Cabinet discussed potential ways to spend federal Covid-19 money. VPs were charged with identifying what initiatives they would like to implement next year and associated costs. More discussion will take place at the 3/30 cabinet meeting.

  • Earmarks: Were discussed and it was agreed they should focus on capital projects associated with workforce needs. Projects could include: lab renovations to the Danvers campus (Biotech and Medical lab tech); maker space for engineering and physics; and possibly creating a new dental program.




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Greetings from Marketing!

Marketing is doing some interesting work you should know about. As we prepare for fall semester, we continue to focus on elevating NSCC’s presence in the competitive universe of higher education. To do this, we are sharpening the College's brand to position ourselves as a first-choice institution. Since the ecosystem of our brand merges image, perception, reputation, recognition, and student satisfaction, we are laser-focused on ensuring NSCC stands out among a crowded field of colleges and universities, many of which will leave their students saddled with unnecessary debt, or experiences that do not match the education, nurture and support provided by dedicated and excellent NSCC faculty and staff.

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Marketing Virtual Office Hours

We miss our friends and colleagues so drop in and let’s talk.

Mondays | 2–2:45pm |ZOOM LINK

Thursday | 11:30–12:15pm | ZOOM LINK

--Samantha McGilloway
, Executive Director, Marketing Communications




NSCC Faculty Presenting at Harvard

This summer, Harvard University's Global Studies Outreach is offering their 9th annual workshop on Dis/Misinformation: Perspectives and Pedagogies for Educators in the Post-Truth Era. The workshop is free and will be held virtually over a two-week period: July 26 - August 6. Our own Anne Sears, Dermot Smyth, and yusef Hayes will be presenting!

For more information, please contact Kara Kaufman,



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Meet Your Newest Colleague!

The Human Resources & Payroll Office is pleased to announce our newest colleague to NSCC -  Angel Rodriguez, Maintainer, Facilities Department.









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Unemployment Benefits Fraud: Forms 1099-G

Any Commonwealth employee who has received an unexpected or potentially erroneous Form 1099-G may the victim of unemployment fraud.

Criminal enterprises using stolen personal information from earlier national data breaches have been attempting to file fraudulent unemployment claims through the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) system. This is part of a national unemployment fraud scheme.

If you believe someone has applied for unemployment benefits using your personal information, report the suspected fraud to DUA using this secure online form or call (877) 626-6800. DUA will send this information to law enforcement, review your report, and send a corrected Form 1099-G. Additionally, take steps to protect yourself using this information provided by DUA.






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Accessibility Services Holding Free Screen Readers Info Session

Come learn how to use websites that will read your e-texts, pdfs, and documents out loud!  To get the Zoom link, email Katie, or Rita,






NSCC Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 3PM.

Please share with your students! 

The College is now seeking nominations for the 55th Commencement Student Speaker and Student Soloist.

Eligibility requirements, application links and more information on Commencement 2021 may be found at

Deadline to submit applications is Saturday, March 27th at 4pm. Questions can be forwarded to .


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                                            Final Exam Schedule

                  Please share with your exam schedule and calendar page

Please find below the link to the Final Exam Schedule for the Spring 2021 semester.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change.  Consult your instructor for further details.




Diversity and Inclusion Module for Faculty

The Diversity and Inclusion Module relaunched in October 2020 and has been available in Blackboard for you to access resources and materials. The  (DLC) on March 30th will be sending a brief (5-7 minute) survey for faculty requesting your feedback and experiences with using the Module.  A survey to collect staff feedback and experiences will be sent soon.  If you haven't used the Module, please complete the survey to let us know why.  Your responses will inform how to improve the Module to best meet your needs and the design of future professional development.  The survey will remain open for faculty from March 30th-April 13th.  We look forward to hearing your feedback, suggestions, and experiences using the Module.

Thank you in advance for taking this brief survey on March 30th.

All the best,
The Diversity Leadership Council 




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 NSCC Seeking Candidates for Alumni Trustee

The North Shore Community College (NSCC) Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Elected Alumni representative to the college’s Board of Trustees. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗻𝗶 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗦𝗖𝗖 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲.

The responsibilities of Massachusetts community college trustees are described in state law under Chapter 15A and include selecting and annually evaluating the college president, setting fee schedules, ensuring an annual independent audit, and providing appropriate governance of the college, among other accountabilities.

The term of the Elected AlumniTrustee is five years and those elected are limited to no more than two consecutive five-year terms. The NSCC Board of Trustees meets 6 times per year with committee meetings on an as-needed basis. The Elected AlumniTrustee must also attend two yearly meetings of the Alumni Association Board. The current vacancy will begin with a two-year appointment to fill a resignation.

Those interested should submit this application no later than 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.

Questions? Email




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Navigate Weekly Workshops!

Come learn in this supportive environment. Attendees will have an opportunity to watch demos, compare notes with colleagues, and have the opportunity to work on their own with “experts” on hand to assist with questions. We’ve also added Breakout Rooms if your question or issue is to esoteric to appeal to the general masses.

During the “Navigate Sandbox” facilitators may share insights and lessons learned but attendees are encouraged to explore the site features on their own as well. 

 Don’t have time for a workshop, but want to better understand the student experience? Check out the resources now available in MyNorthshore in the Navigate Student Resources Tile! *   navigate tile      


Wednesday, March 31

8:30AM – 9:00AM                   EAB Coffee – Drop in Q&A

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Student Registration Overview

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Navigate Sandbox: come and play in a supported environment


Wednesday, April 7

8:30AM – 9:00AM                   EAB Coffee – Drop in Q&A

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Navigate Tips and Tricks

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Navigate Sandbox: come and play in a supported environment


*To find the Navigate Resources For Student Tile in MyNorthshore, type “Navigate” in the categories box where it asks you What would you like to do?

-- John, Jake, Mustafa, and Orquidia







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 Join Debbie Campbell and Amanda Dooling for a conversation on celebrating the strength of NSCC's Wonderful Women.  To register and join the event, click here!  



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Please spread the word!

You must pre-register to receive a box.







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Murder By The Minute

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:


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

The clock is ticking…what are you waiting for?  







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Submit your recipe here.






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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 29 - How Can a Teaching Calendar Help Me Be More Effective and Efficient in the Online Classroom?

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,


 Job Openings

Dean of STEM and Education
Director of TRIO /Student Support Services
HR Generalist (Staff Assistant), Human Resources & Payroll
Human Resources Payroll Analyst (Staff Assistant), Human Resources & Payroll

Campus Police
Institution Security Officer II (3rd shift)

Clerical/Office Support
Administrative Assistant, Center for Alternative Studies & Educational Testing
PT Orientation Leaders (Position Designed for Students)
Summer Assistant, TRIO Upward Bound Program
Summer Community Team Leader, TRIO Upward Bound Program
Summer Learning Leader, TRIO Upward Bound Program

FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Graphic Design Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty (Program Coordinator), Nutrition & Dietary Management Program, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Chemistry, Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Nurse Education Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021
FT Faculty, Surgical Technology Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2021
PT Instructor, QuickBooks Pro Payroll
Summer Instructor, English, TRIO Upward Bound Program
Summer Instructor, Foreign Language, TRIO Upward Bound Program
Summer Instructor, Math, TRIO Upward Bound Program
Summer Instructor, Science, TRIO Upward Bound Program
Summer Instructor, Social Science, TRIO Upward Bound Program

Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist), 10 month benefited, Grant funded position
PT Biliterate (English/Spanish) Curriculum Developer for Medical Terminology (Grant funded)
Recruitment Counselor, Office of Admissions and Recruitment/Outreach
Transfer Counselor, Student Support and Advising Center


For more information on these and other open positions, please contact Kim Bevan at




Sharing the stories of NSCC

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,





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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,



Faces of NSCC 2021

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  Deadline to submit Friday, April 30, 2021

Have fun taking pictures and videos!

--The Diversity Leadership Committee




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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:

We recognize the escalation in violence directed at the Asian-American community, and we stand with them in solidarity against it. Non-Asian American friends and colleagues can show support by checking in with Asian American peers, showing they’re aware of the news, demonstrating care for their wellbeing, and offering specific forms of help. However, asking someone an open-ended question like “how are you feeling?” or “is there anything I can do for you?” can create an emotional burden for the recipient in their response. Instead …

As a friend or classmate, you might offer your time if they want to talk, or extend a nice gesture like sending over food delivery.  Also, draw attention to anti-Asian hate and condemn it. For example, share news on social media and/or reach out to folks you know and have intentional conversations about what is happening to the Asian American community.  Make these issues widely known.

As a colleague in the workplace, you can offer to take a meeting off their plate, extend a deadline, or pitch in on a project.

As a faculty member, make your course more inclusive and representative by including at least one course assignment that is relevant to the Asian American experience, history, cultural and/or well-being. For example, require students to read a text addressing Asian American perspectives, invite Asian American guest speakers, etc.

As a member of the NSCC community, acknowledge and address anti-Asian hate incidents in your classes and/or meetings.

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



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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are still under restricted access.  Please monitor your college email and check for frequent updates and resources.

NSCC family, please stay well! #InThisTogether 

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