Please Join Us!
We are beyond excited for the upcoming inauguration of Dr. William Heineman as the College's fifth president on May 13, 2022! We invite you to join us for a celebration to mark a new era of transformation. northshore.edu/inauguration #CongratsPrezBill
REGISTER TODAY! Be at the Inauguration of Dr. William Heineman 2pm on 5/13. The Transforming the Future Festival immediately follows with live music, international foods, and FUN activities. More details in this 5-minute podcast: https://bit.ly/3Lj9ZMc Please remind your students they are invited FREE. Bring friends and family. Lynn Campus. RSVP required by 5/4/22.
Business Professor Yelenna Rondon, Ph.D. who, after defending her dissertation, was notified that she had been selected to receive the Outstanding Dissertation Award for the School of Education at UMass Lowell.
Honors Program Coordinator and Professor of English Tiffany Magnolia, who was selected from thousands of applicants nationwide to participate in Penn State’s 2022 Academic Leadership Academy (ALA)
Allissa Flint-Kummel who has been reclassified as an EDP Systems Analyst II. In addition to overseeing the Here to Help Program, Women's Fund, and her work with securing dorm space for people without housing through our Salem State Partnership; Allissa assists the entire Student Affairs Operations team, (and sometimes the entire division) with their technology needs. She converted all our forms to online versions as we struggled through the pandemic. She's our liaison with IS. And most importantly, she makes sure students have access to laptops, wifi and any other materials they need. Her dedication to improving the student experience, and making sure our students have what they need is amazing to watch in practice.
Please join me in wishing her well with her new role and responsibilities!!!
--Jason Marsala, Interim Vice President, Student Affairs Operations
NSCC students Zaria Karakashian-Jones, Kajal Kataria, Daisy Kiyemba, Nyla Page,
Mark Pederson, Jr., Megan Tongol, Alexis Walters who were all inducted, along with other outstanding scholars from across the Commonwealth, to the 2021-2022 All-State Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Academic Team. The students were celebrated at a live, virtual ceremony on Friday, April 29. NSCC had the highest number of inductees (7) of any of the MA community colleges. Outstanding!
Read more about the students and the ceremony at https://masscc.org/ptk/
Inauguration Volunteers Needed!
On May 13 we will celebrate the Inauguration of NSCC’s fifth president, Dr. William Heineman. An inauguration represents a significant milestone in the history of a college and an opportunity to recognize the past and look forward to exciting times ahead. President Heineman’s desire is to use this occasion to reinforce our connection with the communities we serve, particularly greater Lynn. Which is why we are planning a Transforming the Future Festival after the Inauguration to welcome students and staff and their families, as well as community members, to campus to showcase the wealth of programs and resources the college has to offer. May 13 is intended to be a day of collective pride and collegiality for NSCC.
If you would like to take a more active role in President Heineman’s Inauguration, the Inauguration Steering Committee is seeking 20-30 volunteers to assist with set up, greeting and seating guests, wayfinding to help folks get to where they want to go after the ceremony, social media feeds, man reception locations, etc. Volunteers needed from noon – 5 p.m. and can work as much as they want, hopefully at the role of their choice. If you’d like to take part, please email Linda Brantley at email@example.com.
Open Enrollment ends May 4, 2022 for a July 1, 2022 effective date
Fallon Health is no longer a participating insurance provider with the GIC. If you are currently enrolled in a Fallon Health plan, you must choose another plan or you will be automatically enrolled in the UniCare PLUS health plan effective July 1, 2022.
Please click HERE to access the 2022-2023 Benefits Overview (Note: employees of Higher Ed are not eligible for the GIC Dental/Vision benefit. Please contact me if you have questions on your current dental and vision plan).
If you haven't registered yet for the MyGICLink Member Benefits Portal, you can do so now. Here, you can view your benefits in real time throughout the year, update your coverage if you have a qualifying event, or change your coverage during the GIC’s Annual Enrollment period. The link to register for the portal can be found HERE.
Forms can also be found via myGICLink. Please select “Enrollment/Change-Form 1”. Changes are effective on July 1, 2022.
ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN MAY 4th*.
*If you are not making any changes, an enrollment form does not need to be completed.
Flexible Spending Accounts
An FSA is a great way to set aside money on a pretax basis to pay for healthcare expenses for you and your dependents (HCSA) or for care of your child or disabled adult dependent while you work (DCAP), thereby lowering your state and federal tax liability.
Please visit https://www.benstrat.com/gic-fsa/ and click on “Open Enrollment” for information and instructions on how to enroll as either a current enrollee or a new enrollee 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”.
EMPLOYEES MUST RE-ENROLL IN THE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS BY MAY 4TH TO PARTICIPATE FOR THE NEXT PLAN YEAR JULY 1, 2022 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2023.
Please feel free to contact Jenn Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Cultural Arts Department at North Shore Community College presents:
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 and four-legged beasties from around the world.
Take a break from your studies or your work. Performances are FREE to listen to for the entire college community!
To access the stories, simply use this link: Animal Tails – and enjoy!
[Recommendation: you should clear your browser before logging into the site! This may help the audio files play without the need to download them to your computer.]
--Matthew Woods, Performing Arts Coordinator
NSCC Faculty and Staff Regalia Order Form
Please use this form to place an order for faculty or staff regalia. If you are faculty or MCCC/NUP staff who were hired after May 26th 2020, the cost of your regalia will be covered by the College, and you will be contacted by the Bookstore, and automatically emailed a copy of this attached form this week. If you do not meet this criteria, and would like also to participate, you will be required to fill out and submit the attached form, and cover the cost of your regalia when you pick it up at the "Preferred pick up location" (Danvers or Lynn Bookstore) selected on the form.
You will be notified by the Bookstore(s) when your order has been received, and is ready for pick up. If you have any questions please contact us at (781) 477-2127 - Lynn or (978) 762-4046 - Danvers, or by email at email@example.com.
This is the link to the form: https://tinyurl.com/bd5842f2
--Shawn Cronin, Store Manager, NSCC Bookstores
29 Who Shine Nominations Extended to May 3
The MA Department of Higher Education has extended the deadline for the annual “29 Who Shine” awards to honor Class of 2022 graduates for their service to the Commonwealth and student nominations are now due by May 3, 2022. So, if you haven’t yet had the time to nominate one of your fabulous students please do so. Thank you to all who have already done so. Be assured your submissions have been received. As in previous years, they are also seeking the name of a mentor, nominated by your nominee, who played a pivotal support role in the student's educational experience.
CRITERIA for the 2022 “29 Who Shine” RECOGNITION AWARD
The “29 Who Shine” awards highlight the special role that Massachusetts public college and university students play as engaged citizens and leaders. The awards and the attention generated by the ceremony serve to remind the legislature, industry, and other stakeholders of the important contributions that public higher education students make to their communities.
To achieve this objective, they seek student honorees who have demonstrated a clear commitment to helping others through community service and civic engagement. Given the Department’s focus on racial equity, as evidenced by our Equity Agenda, we ask that institutions give special consideration to students who have worked to advance social and racial justice.
There is no academic requirement associated with the "29 Who Shine" award. Student nominees must:
Complete their degree or certificate requirements at a Massachusetts community college, state university or UMass campus within the 2021-2022 academic year.
Be a Massachusetts resident who plans to continue living and working in the state upon graduation. (A student who plans to live in Massachusetts after furthering his or her education, either in or out of state, would also qualify).
Please note that “29 Who Shine” is an award of recognition only and does not carry monetary value.
Please forward nominations to Linda Brantley at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 3.
Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule
Below you will find the link to the Final Exam Schedule for the Spring 2022 semester. Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Consult your instructor for further details.
--Eileen Andrade, Associate Registrar
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
On Friday, May 6th, the topic will be Continuing the UDL Conversation! The session will be facilitated by Erinn Gilmore, Andrea Milligan, and Kim Stevens. "When it comes to learning, variability in our students' academic skills is the rule, not the exception! Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can provide multiple measures of learning, engagement, representation, action and expression through a helpful framework to support instruction and assessment. Join other faculty and staff to share ways to maximize our tools to support our learners. During the session, there will be opportunities to discuss what we are doing now in relation to UDL and how UDL can be applied to multiple course modalities as well as what might be our next +1. In addition, we will look at how we are assessing our implementation of UDL and what our plans are for long term UDL data collection to target task analysis to make improvements on your courses. Our goal will be for everyone to walk away with a few awesome ideas."
Please use the following Zoom meeting link for all Coffee and Conversations
We plan to continue these conversations in the fall semester and would love your feedback on some topics for upcoming 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
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 May 02 - What Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques Can I Use to Improve 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, email@example.com
WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START YOUR WEEK!!
Please Share With Your Students!
NSCC's Summer Academy
STEM and RAP are kicking off a series of FREE courses for current and new incoming
NSCC’s Summer Academy is an opportunity for current and incoming students to take 6-weeks of FREE courses in July and August alongside a tight cohort of fellow students with similar backgrounds or interests — a savings of $719!
The program runs twice a week, leaving participants plenty of time for other activities.
NSCC’s Summer Academy prepares students for success by getting a head start on academics
and saving them more than $1400 in tuition and fees!
Check out this presentation.
--Michele Cubelli Harris, Director of SUCCESS
Networking and Interview Skills in a Digital World Workshop
RAP (Rise. Achieve, Persist) & TRIO/SSS are collaborating to host a Networking & Interview Skills in a Digital World Workshop on May 3rd at 2:00PM via Zoom. Please share with your students. There is a google sign-up link and QR Code included on the flyer.
Fundraiser in Memory of Harvey Calichman
The Beverly Vietnam Veterans are having a fundraiser on May 12 to honor Harvey Calichman, who passed away in July 2021. Harvey, a proud Navy veteran, was an NSCC adjunct faculty member for 37 years and was a huge supporter of NSCC and our student veterans. Funds from the event will go towards scholarships which NSCC student veterans have received every year for the past 7 years.
--Kristine Babcock, Veterans Services Coordinator
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.
May Deep Dive:
Microaggressions come in many forms. Check out this video called "What kind of Asian are you?"
Think About This:
86% of black teens who experience discrimination state they have experienced discrimination based on their hair by the age of 12. H.R. 2116 also known as the the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair.) passed along party lines in the House with a vote of 235-189 on March 18. Hair discrimination is one step closer to being banned across the country with a vote by Senate.
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.
Sign up now for the May Mobile Markets!
Free farmers market-style distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables and, at times, non-perishable food items. The next mobile markets will be held on the Lynn Campus (5/06) and the Danvers Campus (5/12) 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