A bit of cheer!
Meet Foster, Kendalle and the rest of the Accessibilty Services team as they spread a bit of happiness and positivity by sharing how they are spending their days by staying safe and at home.
Annual Enrollment open until June 1st for Changes Effective July 1, 2020
Click GIC 2020-2021 Benefit Decision Guide for changes to the plan year and updated monthly rates
Clickhttps://mygiclink.com/ to make changes to your health plan
Check your mail for your participating benefits statement – review this information carefully. The GIC and the State Board of Retirement have included change forms and self-addressed envelopes if you need to make any changes and to mail to them directly.
If you are making any changes to your benefits, completed enrollment forms must be submitted no later than Monday, June 1, 2020.
If you are not making any changes, an enrollment form does not need to be completed.
You MUST RE-ENROLL in the Flexible Spending Accounts EVERY YEAR to PARTICIPATE!
Click https://www.benstrat.com/gic-fsa/for more information to enroll as either a new participant or a current participant in the Health Care Spending Account or the Dependent Care Account.
When entering your personal information, please choose “Agency Type – HRCMS” and “Agency – NSC1000 North Shore Comm. College”.
If you are planning to enroll in the Health Care Spending Account or the Dependent Care Account it must be completed no later than Monday, June 1st.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Governance Award. This award was established to recognize a governance participant who has demonstrated commitment to the work of college governance. The deadline for nominations is April 24, 2020. Please see the link below for further details:
Assistant Comptroller, Fiscal Affairs
Assistant Director of Enrollment (Staff Associate)
Dean of Strategic Partnerships
Full Stack Integration Specialist, Information Systems
Registrar, Student Affairs
FT Faculty, Biology, Natural Sciences Department, Fall 2020
FT Faculty, Medical Assistant Certificate Program, Fall 2020
FT Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (Academic Fieldwork Coordinator), Fall 2020
FT Faculty, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Fall 2020
FT Faculty, Practical Nursing Program, Fall 2020
FT Faculty, Surgical Technology Program (Associate Degree), Fall 2020
Part-Time Curriculum Developer for Construction Science Pathway
Summer Instructors (Math, English, Science, Foreign Language, and Social Science) Upward Bound
This week honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to those in need.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the work of telecommunications professionals at not only our Campus and municipal police departments but at dispatch centers across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as nationally. The 911/dispatcher is often the first voice that is heard by a person in crisis, the calm amidst chaos.
Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation go out to all the dedicated men and women who man the radios and phones, responding in a time of need.💖 #InThisTogether
If you are finding it challenging to cope during this difficult time, enjoy a bit
of relaxation and calm by joining a free, weekly, 30-minute virtual meditation class,
Fridays in April, at noon, beginning April 3.
In addition, virtual COVID-19 Support Groups are being offered which will allow participants to talk through challenges and provide ideas for improvement. The one-hour sessions will be held during the month of April on Mondays at 11 a.m. and Tuesdays at 1p.m., starting April 6 and April 7, respectively.
Both the virtual meditation class and virtual COVID-19 Support Groups will be facilitated by NSCC Crisis Counselor Donna Davis.
To attend, complete this GoogleForm
A GoogleMeet link for the event(s) of your choice will be emailed to you.
Please share with your students!
Elections for vacancies in College Governance are being held between 3/25 - 4/23
for open positions in accordance with the attached timeline.
Attached is a list of Forum Steering Committee and Standing/Advisory Committee vacancies for management staff. Most of the terms run for 2 years (expiring in 2022) but a few openings are filling midterm vacancies and are therefore for a one-year term (expiring in 2021). Information about the process for filling vacancies on the Forum Steering Committee and the 6 Standing/Advisory Committees that represent our governance system is attached for your review. Please take the time to review the materials and consider making a commitment to serve on a college governance committee.
Nominations are due to Katelyn Considine in HR at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4/10.
The Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) is still collecting pictures and quotes for its annual Faces of NSCC video, which highlights students, staff, faculty, and events at the College. Faces of NSCC 2020 will be shown at various campus and outreach events. “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion in NSCC’s Community”.
With most learning and working now taking place remotely, a whole new category of photo 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. Be creative!
Students' music is encouraged and welcomed! Email me your link!
There is a question on the release form for those who would like to provide a quote, which is optional. People may have their picture taken with or without including a quote.
Please direct any questions, send photos, student release forms and music to:
Anne Tabet at email@example.com. Deadline to submit is Friday, May 1.
Have fun taking pictures!
–The Faces Committee with the Diversity Leadership Council
Coronavirus Updates and Resources
Due to COVID-19, NSCC campuses are under restricted access. Student learning, teaching, programs, and services are being conducted remotely. Please monitor your college email and check www.northshore.edu/corona for frequent updates and resources.
(Thank you, Donna Davis!)
/support/center/take-a-deep-breath.htm: Find free tools to help you lower stress levels, and to help you and your loved ones stay distracted
during this time. Also, consider calm.com. Some services are free, but some do require subscription.
Practical Tips to Help you Stay Grounded in Uncertain Times
- Get the FACTS. Go to valid and reliable sources for your information (cdc.gov, mass.gov, northshore.edu/coronoa/etc.) The more accurate the information, the better you will understand how to lessen the risk for yourself and your loved ones.
- Move away from social media and all other news cycles intermittently during the day. It can get overwhelming if you are focused on news cycles 24/7!
- Develop healthy eating habits - fruits and vegetables with antioxidants, and staying hydrated.
- Learn how to Relax & Chillax! Zoning out in front of the television is NOT relaxation! Meditation, deep breaths, enjoyable physical activities (such as outdoor walks while practicing social distancing) are better for improving on positive mental and emotional health.
- Get plenty of sleep!
- Be social - connect with friends and family by phone and FaceTime and even do virtual
activities together. Zoom dance party or karaoke, anyone? Especially connect when
you are feeling overwhelmed or sad. Remember, this has a beginning, middle, and end.
- Do not stress about being stressed! Stress is normal. Just recognize when your stress
levels are higher than normal, and then connect with your support systems to help
you get through that challenging moment. This, too, will pass.
Social distancing doesn't have to doom your weekends. We have ideas - 25 ideas for SELF-CARE - CNN
20 Amazing Places You Can Travel to Without Leaving Home - from TravelZoo
Free Exercise Videos: YMCA - https://ymca360.org for all ages.
Free Yoga Options: https://www.downdogapp.com/ All apps - including Yoga for Beginners & 7 Minute Workout FREE until July 1, 2020
for college students/professors/ healthcare workers OR
Yoga with Adriene - https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene for all levels.
Laughter Yoga: Laugh with others over the phone - humor is key right now.
Staying Busy and Educating Your Kids: CDC.gov includes lots of helpful information including talking to your children about COVID19. Also consider www.livescience.com, www.pbslearningmedia.org, www.wgbh.org/distancelearning, and www.brainpop.com.
NSCC family, please stay well! #InThisTogether #nsccstrong