The NSCC Bulletin


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   Have you registered to vote yet?

If not, do so now before it is too late to register (deadline is October 24) for the 2020 elections! #NSCCVotes

                                                                              EVERY VOTE COUNTS!!

Go to or to to register quickly and easily. Also check out OSE and MASSPIRG drop in voter registration sessions.

                                                                         MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!



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Seeking Keynote Speaker Nominations

NSCC Commencement Ceremony

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021 (tentative) 

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 55th Commencement Keynote Speaker.
Please submit your nomination online here. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday November 6, 2020 at 4pm. Questions can be forwarded to


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During the Fall 2020 enrollment period, staff within Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs collaborated closely to redesign the onboarding process for new ESL students interested in attending NSCC. Prior to the redesign, numerous obstacles and attrition points existed that had the inadvertent effect of limiting access to higher education for multilingual English Language Learners.

As our intuition strives to provide greater access and equity to historically under-represented student populations, maintain HSI status, and act with a specific focus on social and racial justice, this renewed collaboration is yielding promising results. Specifically, during an enrollment period where we might have expected to see a drop in the testing to registration conversion rate due to the challenges for English Language Learners in navigating a virtual onboarding process and the significant dampening impact of COVID on overall student attendance, data indicate we are currently experiencing a three-fold increase over the Fall 2019 testing to registration conversion rate. There is still work to be done, but special thanks go out to Elizabeth Paz, Teresa Cheung, Admissions, CAS, Financial Services, and Advising.

-- Christian M. Bednar, Assistant Dean of Liberal Studies




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NSCC Pets on Parade!

Celebrate the amazing animals that have offered their unconditional love to us during these difficult times, providing comfort when we needed it the most.  Whether it’s a special talent, a funny moment, or just to show off, share a video of your pet(s), and a little bit of the joy they bring you, with the rest of the NSCC community.

Follow this link for instructions on how to submit your video. Individual videos will be combined into one longer video and shared with the College community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see YOUR Pets on Parade!

--Josiah Bourgeois, Media Services




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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.

Here is our October Deep Dive:

Individual racism refers to the beliefs, attitudes, and actions of individuals that support or perpetuate racism. Individual racism can be deliberate, or the individual may act to perpetuate or support racism without knowing that is what he or she is doing.

• Telling a racist joke, using a racial epithet, or believing in the inherent superiority of whites over other groups;
• Avoiding people of color whom you do not know personally, but not whites whom you do not know personally (e.g., white people crossing the street to avoid a group of Latino/a young people; locking their doors when they see African American families sitting on their doorsteps in a city neighborhood; or not hiring a person of color because “something doesn’t feel right”);
• Accepting things as they are (a form of collusion);
• Voting without exploring a candidate's record on policies relating to equality and equity.

Before You Call The Cops [VIDEO:]

Think about this:

Born in 1867, Madam C. J. Walker was an entrepreneur. In the 20th century, she was the wealthiest African American business woman and first female self-made millionaire.

--Diane Read for the Equality & Equity Project,


SENSE Survey

This fall, NSCC will be participating in the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), a national survey of institutional practices and student behaviors during the earliest weeks of college. SENSE is an initiative of the Center for Community College Student Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. SENSE results will help us better understand the entering student experience.

This online survey will be administered to all students who are new to NSCC (both new and transfer) between the fourth and seventh class weeks of the fall academic term. Emails announcing the survey and inviting participation will be sent directly to students on Tuesday, September 29th.  The survey will close on Friday, October 23rd.  The results will be provided to NSCC in the spring of 2021.

If you are an instructor who teaches or are staff who interact with entering students, please encourage your students to complete SENSE.

To learn more, please visit





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North Shore Community College Fall 2020 Meditation Series

- featuring pre-recorded, live via Zoom, & Spanish meditation options as well as education
click here


 Faculty and staff are welcome to participate and
are encouraged to share with their students!


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If interested, please complete this form!


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 To participate in the VP Debate Viewing Party,
click the Zoom link.


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Sign up for one or all of the OTA sessions.

Job Openings

Director of Human Resource Development (Temporary, Remote 6-month position January 2021-June 2021)

Campus Police
Campus Police Officer I (2 openings available)
Campus Police Officer III (Sergeant)
Communications Dispatcher I, Campus Police
Institution Security Officer II (3rd shift), 2 openings available

Clerical/Office Support
Accountant II, Grants Accountant, Fiscal Affairs
PT STEM Tutor-Linked Course Leader (TLC) (Designed for Students), Grant funded

PT Adult Education, HiSET Instructor (Math, Science, Social Studies & English) (Grant)

Maintainer I (Janitorial), Facilities Department

Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist)
Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist), 10 month benefited, Grant funded position
PT Professional Tutor (Learning Specialist) for microeconomics and macroeconomics
PT Simulation Lab Specialist
STEM Pathway Navigator (Grant Funded)

For more information on job openings, please contact Kim Bevan at



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Stay informed by reading the Weekly Wave.




Quote of the Week

(contributed by Debbie Campbell, Student Support & Advising)

"Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once."

--Lillian Dickson



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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