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Tell the world what makes NSCC special!

Let everyone know how much we care about our students!  

Tell us in your own words how you help students every day and you could play a part in the #nsccspirit We’re Here to Help video project. We’re looking for words from the heart - of hope, encouragement and advice - from our faculty and staff to share with our current students and students interested in enrolling at NSCC.

Here are good tips to keep in mind:

  1. Keep your video to 15 seconds.
  2. Standard File Types: MP4, MOV
  3. Max Size: 25MB
  4. Make sure you can be seen! (No bright windows or lights behind you).
  5. Keep your camera horizontal, not vertical.
  6. Submit your video by Monday, May 18, 2020!



Please email your questions to


LAST CALL for the PACE Survey

The PACE survey will close at midnight on May 6th.  If you haven’t taken the survey, please consider doing it now.   The survey was originally sent on April 22nd, to all full- and part-time faculty and full-time staff.  The email came from “PACE Survey,” and contained a link to the 2020 PACE survey.  The subject line was: North Shore Community College - PACE Survey.  It’s possible, if you placed a previous survey from PACE (even years ago) into your spam folder, that it went directly there automatically this time, so if you haven’t received the link, please check your spam folder. A final reminder to anyone who hasn’t responded will go out in the next 24 hours.

--Laurie LaChapelle, AVP Planning, Research & Resources



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 Keep uninvited guests out of ZOOM meetings

 A couple of tips on using Zoom to host meetings and public events:

  • DO NOT share your meeting link on social media or other public forums as that makes your event … extremely public. ANYONE with the link can join your meeting.
  • Avoid using your Personal Meeting ID (PMI) to host public events. Your PMI is basically one continuous meeting and you don’t want unwanted guests crashing your personal virtual space after the party’s over. Learn about meeting IDs and how to generate a random meeting ID (at the 0:27 mark) in this video tutorial.
  • Familiarize yourself with Zoom’s settings and features so you understand how to protect your virtual space when you need to. For example, the Waiting Room is an unbelievably helpful feature for hosts to control who comes and goes. (More on that below.)

Read on for a list of Zoom features that can help you safely share your Zoom event without unwanted interruptions.

-ZOOM blog excerpt, Beth Duncan, March 20, 2020

Also, 5 Things to know about Zoom 5.0

Meet your newest colleagues!
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The Human Resources & Payroll Office is pleased to announce our newest colleagues to NSCC:  

l-r, Deirdre Hurley, Academic Counselor, Financial Aid and Jilliana RodriguezRecruitment Counselor, Office of Admissions




Happening Now!
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

  • Click 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.


Flexible Spending Accounts - Benefit Strategies

You MUST RE-ENROLL in the Flexible Spending Accounts EVERY YEAR to PARTICIPATE!

  • Click 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.

Check your email for more detailed information.   If you have any questions please contact: Jenn Chavez at  or Jen Burgess at



Job Openings


Assistant Comptroller, Fiscal Affairs
Assistant Director of Enrollment (Staff Associate)
Dean of Strategic Partnerships
Full Stack Integration Specialist, Information Systems
Registrar, Student Affairs

Clerical/Office Support

Payroll Accountant II, Human Resources and Payroll
PT Administrative Assistant, TRIO-Talent Search Program
Summer Assistant, TRIO Upward Bound Program
Summer Community Team Leader, TRiO Upward Bound Program
Summer Learning Leader, TRiO Upward Bound Program


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
Summer Instructors (Math, English, Science, Foreign Language, and Social Science) Upward Bound  



Assessment Officer (Military Prior Learning Assessment Specialist)
Assessment Officer, Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing


For more information, contact Kim Bevan at




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Virtual Relaxation

I recorded two meditations I recently led at NSCC and am sharing the links in case you and yours would like to listen, whenever you have time. We can all use some relaxation and encouragement.

Each is roughly 25-minutes long and includes some breathing work, muscle relaxation and then a peaceful journey among the evening sky or to a tropical island beach.  All you have to do is click on the link (no account necessary / sound clip only) to get started on your trip to the stars or sea -- a very nice way to sit back, close your eyes, and unwind after a long day.

Please feel free to share these: 777938233/evening-sky- meditation 777938233/tropical-beach- meditation  

And you are welcome to join us any Friday between 12-12:30pm (ending May 15th) for the live version. Just use this link:

Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)‪+1 316-512-3367‬
PIN: ‪291 630 487#‬

Sending positivity and healing energy your way!

--Donna Davis, Senior Academic Counselor



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 for frequent updates and resources.


NSCC family, please stay well! #InThisTogether  #nsccstrong 




















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