The NSCC Bulletin



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Seeking 2022 Commencement Keynote Speaker Nominations

Do you know of someone who would be a great role model to our graduating students? Someone they could relate to, someone who will inspire them? The College is now seeking nominations for the 56th Commencement Keynote Speaker.  NSCC's 2022 Commencement Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2022.
Please submit your nomination online here. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday November 5, 2021 at 4pm. Questions can be forwarded to




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Mass STEM Week

Celebrate Mass STEM Week which officially starts on October 18! A full schedule of fun, fun STEM events is located here!




CAO pre-search schedule constituent group meetings

RH Perry is pleased to assist North Shore Community College in its Chief Academic Officer Search. We realize that you are extremely busy this time of the year. However, we hope you will make time to attend a constituent group Zoom meeting with us.  Click on the schedule of constituent group meetings.

--Thanh Giddarie, Interim VP of HR/Payroll,






Annual Security Report Notice Of Availability

The annual security compliance document is now available on the North Shore Community College Web site at

If you would like to receive a paper copy of this document, you can stop by the Campus Police Desk at our Lynn Campus, or at our Danvers office in Math & Science Building 124-C. If you cannot make it to one of our offices and would like a paper copy you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling (781) 477-2126 or e -mailing: .

This document contains information on campus security and safety, including crime prevention, college police law-enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, issuance of timely campus warnings, warnings of immediate threats to the campuses, policies for responding to emergency situations and reporting sexual offences, how and where to receive important security and personal safety information, as well as other important matters concerning security and safety on campus.  It also contains statistics for the three previous calendar years on reported crimes that occurred on campus and certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by North Shore Community College, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Campus Police Department.



In accordance with federal law, the College is required to advise the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.  Information concerning Level 2 and Level 3 offenders is available to the general public by contacting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Sex Offender Registry Board, located at P.O. Box 4547, Salem, MA 01970-4547, (978) 740-6400, or the following Police Departments:

  • Lynn Police Department – 300 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01901

  • Danvers Police Department – 120 Ash Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Level 3 offender information is also available on-line at and at our Campus Police Offices in Danvers & Lynn. 

If you have any questions regarding access to sex offender information, please feel free to contact the College’s Chief of Police, David Cook at (781) 477- 2126.






NSCC students, faculty, and staff must be
fully vaccinated by January 2022

All employees and any students studying or coming to campus must be fully vaccinated by January 2022 President William Heineman announced on September 20.

The decision was made unanimously by the Presidents of all the state’s 15 community colleges.

“During the last eighteen months, the Massachusetts Community Colleges have prioritized the health and safety of our communities while also recognizing that many of our students have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While a significant number of students, faculty, and staff are already vaccinated or are in the process of becoming vaccinated, the fifteen colleges are seeking to increase the health and safety of the learning and working environment in light of the ongoing public health concerns and current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” it was noted in a joint statement.

Students who seek to register for courses that do not include any in-person component, and who do not plan to come on campus for any reason for the Spring 2022 semester, will not be required to provide documentation of vaccination.

The announcement comes amid a rise in the number of new cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, the increased access and availability of vaccines, the Food & Drug Administration’s full and pending approval of available vaccines, and CDC guidance that the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven to be extremely safe and highly effective at preventing infection, severe disease, hospitalization, and death, the requirement is aimed at ensuring the safest learning and working environment possible for the more than 135,000 students served by the community colleges each year.

“The Massachusetts Community Colleges are committed to ensuring vaccination status is not a barrier to students and will continue offering a range of virtual learning opportunities and services,” Heineman said.








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46th Forum On Tolerance
Virtual Event from October 18th-22nd, 2021

What does Asian American mean? Identities, Struggles, & Contributions

The need for this forum was spurred by the devastating 149 percent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in American cities since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are also aware that such sentiments that exclude, stereotype, and target Asian-Americans have existed well before the recent pandemic.   What we hope to achieve with this forum is to share a variety of unique human stories that explore the many Identities, Struggles, & Contributions of Asian-Americans. We hope that all participants will also share their unique answers to the question, “What does Asian-American mean?”

Speakers include: Dr. Paul Watanabe, keynote; Dr. Ben Railton; Dr. Li Li; author Aimee Liu

To see the entire schedule of events, session topics and to register for sessions, click here






Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Social Justice Updates

Great Professional Development Opportunity: NISOD Fall
Virtual Conference-Institutional (October 20-22)

North Shore Community College has purchased an institutional registration for NISOD’s Fall Virtual Conference to be held October 20-22, 2021. The institutional registration allows all North Shore Community College employees to register at no cost for this event. Registering for the conference will allow you to engage in 70 live sessions, three general sessions, as well as a series of pre-recorded sessions, and provide opportunities to connect with colleagues throughout the event. In addition, you will have access for 12 months to watch sessions you may have missed during the live event.

Sessions will be focused around these tracks:

      • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice

      • Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid Teaching and Learning

      • Student Services, Support, and Success

All you need to do, to participate without cost, is to register here by October 19 using your college email address. Even if you are unable to attend the conference, please register so you can receive communications about the recordings. Please contact Andrea Milligan,,  for any questions.

MA Community of Teaching Symposium (October 15, 8:30am-1:00pm)
Teaching through an Equity Lens: What We Learned on our Summer Vacation

Faculty representatives from Massachusetts Community Colleges welcome you to join them in a symposium of teaching and learning. Facilitated by the Center for Urban Education, these faculty engaged in thoughtful, reflective analysis of their teaching practice through an equity lens to improve the classroom experience for their students. Dr. Jennifer Harris and Professor yusef Hayes will be presenting "Equity Through Multiple Lenses" at 11:00 am. Focus areas for the symposium include:

      • Creating Equity Through Reflective Practice and Inquiry 

      • The Syllabus as an Equity Tool 

      • Equitable Assignment Design Assessment as an Equity Strategy 

      • Disaggregating Course Outcome Data Racial Equity in the Classroom 

      • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy/Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum 

      • Enhancing Equity Within and Across Departments, Divisions, and Institutions

        Click here for the flyer with Zoom links.

--Nikki Pelonia, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer,



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The Growth Mindset Workshop

How we think about our ability to confidently try new things and keep going when they get hard can set us for success or serve as a barrier to success. For many of us, we must work to have a growth mindset while also navigating social structures and systems that send deficit-oriented messages about who we are and the communities we come from. Join this session to learn more about growth mindsets and identify ways to critically assess how the environments we participate in influence our mindsets. This professional development event is sponsored by the RAP Experience (rise. achieve. persist.) at North Shore Community College, as part of the Statewide Student Success Grant, established for MA community colleges. The RAP Experience aims to improve persistence and graduation rates for Black and Latino/Latina student populations by scaling wrap-around supports and retention services to improve outcomes.  Register here.






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20 Minute Online Professional Development

The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the fall semester to bring you professional development in twenty-minute snippets.

For the week of October 4th - How Can I Ensure Academic Integrity 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,







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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.

October Deep Dive:

Allyship is committing to support a group you’re not part of, typically a marginalized group. Allies check their privilege and use it to elevate others’ voices. But some say that the term “ally” doesn’t always = action. Enter: the active bystander. That’s when you recognize a conflict and take action to try to diffuse it. Learn more here.

Think about this:

World War II codebreaker, Alan Turing, often referred to as the “father of computer science and artificial intelligence,” was hailed a British war hero for helping to defeat the Nazis. Despite this, however, he died as a disgraced “criminal” — simply for being a gay man. On June 23, 2021, what would have been his 109th birthday, the Bank of England began circulating its new £50 bank notes celebrating Turing’s life and his achievements.  

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





Worthy Causes


Help in the fight against breast cancer and ALS

Hello NSCC colleagues,

I am reaching out for your help in supporting the fight against breast cancer and ALS.  I walk annually in memoriam and for survivors.  T
his year will be my 9th year walking, to raise funds and to support more research for cures.  I hope that you can join me in providing real-time help to those facing and fighting these devastating diseases.

You can make a donation online by clicking the button above my fundraising thermometer.
Thank you for helping me raise money in support of ending breast cancer forever and finding a cure for ALS.

Most Sincerely,

--Vanessa Bates, TRIO/Student Support Services

Here are links to my fundraising pages:

Susan G Komen Race For The Cure Breast Cancer Walk
Virtual Walk  - October 23rd
Team Captain:  (me) Vanessa Bates
Donate Team:  AJ Ladybugs
Fundraising Goal:  $500


Walk to Defeat ALS, Boston Walk  - Massachusetts Chapter
October  3rd (Walking Virtually) 
Team Captain:  (me) Vanessa Bates
Donate Team:  W L Bates
Fundraising Goal:  $500 fr_id=14820&pg=entry 







Please share with your students.

Mobile Food Markets (Danvers Campus Only)

Mobile MarketFree farmers market-style distribution of food, fresh fruits and vegetables. Open to the entire college community.  Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, NSCC's mobile markets will look a little different this semester.  The mobile market will only be offered on the Danvers Campus and will only be open to NSCC students, faculty and staff.  Registration will be required for each monthly market.  It will be curbside pick up and you will receive a time to pick up in your confirmation email.  

Please click the date below to complete the registration form.

Fall 2021 Semester Dates                               Spring 2022 Semester Dates

September 9, 2021**                                        February 10, 2022
October 14, 2021                                              March 10, 2022
November 18, 2021                                          April 14, 2022
                                      December 9, 2021                                           May 12, 2022           

*Please note registration will be required for each monthly market.  Be sure to sign up for the ones you would like to attend.

**Market Sign Up closed.  Please reach out to Amanda Dooling at for assistance.
If you need food assistance please complete the Here to Help Application.

If you are a Lynn student requiring food assistance, please complete the NSCC Here to Help Application.



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Sunday tutoring hours now available!

In addition to the tutoring hours listed in the above flyer, your students can now schedule remote sessions with our tutors between the hours of 4pm and 8pm on Sundays.  For the near future, we are piloting limited service during these hours.  Subjects currently available at these times are writing, ESL, statistics, math 110, and selected history, psychology, and other courses.

Students can request a session here: https://northshore.libanswers. com/tutoring/.



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