Tuesday, November 8
Calling all bakers - you're all invited to enter our first ever employee Bake-Off! Showcase and share your legendary pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, etc. Prizes, trophies, and bragging rights! Fill out the entry form (deadline for entries has been extended to Monday, November 14) that also contains further details about the bake-off. Questions about the bake-off? Email email@example.com
Important note: If we do not have a minimum of 10 baking participants per campus, the Bake-Off will be postponed until spring.
To usher in the season of giving, we will also be collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items that will be delivered to Beverly Bootstraps (Danvers Campus) and My Brother's Table (Lynn Campus). Items may be dropped off in Danvers (room DS106) and Lynn (President's boardroom) beginning November 9 until 3pm on 11/16 (Danvers) & 11/17 (Lynn). Below are links to each organization's list of most needed items:
Beverly Bootstraps most needed items My Brother's Table most needed items
Inaugural Visionary Society Luncheon
On November 3, NSCC joined with the NSCC Foundation to welcome members of the new Visionary Society to the Lynn campus for the inaugural Visionary Society luncheon. This annual engagement will bring together our generous Visionaries to engage with peer donors, community leaders, and college/foundation representatives around a shared vision for higher education. Visionaries inspire, empower and transform higher education through philanthropic investment in North Shore Community College's strategic initiatives. Visionary contributions are directed to the new Visionary Fund for North Shore Community College, which has three priorities: fostering excellent life outcomes for diverse learners; creating centers of excellence for academics and career training, and engaging inclusive partnerships across our region. Featured speaker Tom Sands, President of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals, brought to life the vital role NSCC's centers of excellence model, especially in the life sciences and allied health pathway, will have in the decade ahead for healthcare and the wellness of our region as a whole. We are inspired by energy and passion of our Visionaries and look forward to realizing their collective commitment to advance North Shore Community College and its incredible students!
To learn more about supporting the Visionary Fund for North Shore Community College and joining the Visionary Society, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit northshore.edu/giving.
Photos may be viewed on Flickr.
November is National Career Development Month!
Are you looking to add in more career exploration or career competency development into your classroom? Abbie Weaber, Career Exploration Counselor, is available for 15 60-minute classroom visit slots for the remainder of the semester. Please view this comprehensive menu of in-class workshop options for more details and to find the best option for your students. There are 10 remaining slots available! Classroom visits are first-come, first-serve, so please email Abbie at email@example.com ASAP.
Continued CAAHEP Accreditation
So #NSCCProud that we have been awarded continuing CAAHEP accreditation for our Medical Assisting program. Congratulations to Medical Assisting Coordinator Laura McKellar and her team!
Return of Vaccinations
Beginning November 8, vaccinations will once again be available through Transformative on the Danvers campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additional dates include:
Wed Nov 9th, Thurs Nov 10, Tues Nov 15th, Wed, Nov 16th, Thurs Nov 17th, Tues Nov 29th, Wed, Nov 30th,
Thurs Dec 1, Tues Dec 6, and Wed Dec 7th or Dec 8th.
Both Moderna pediatric and Pfzier for 12+ initial COVID shots and boosters will be available. Vaccinations will be available to both the NSCC community and general public by Appointment
Dates for the Lynn campus are currently being finalized and will be announced shortly.
Important Year-end Updates from Payroll:
Address Verification: In preparation for year-end tax reporting and document delivery, any updates in home address must be made by no later than 12/31/2022 in HR/CMS Self-Service site.
Employees may consent to receive and print out an electronic W-2 or 1095-C through HR/CMS Self-Service:
Some benefits of suppression are as follows:
A reduced risk of forms being lost or stolen in the mail.
Early access to W-2 and 1095-C in mid-January only to those employees who are suppressed through HR/CMS by 12/31/2022. Employees who select suppressed* W-2 and/or 1095-C will receive an email when those become available. *Paper W-2 or 1095-C forms will not be distributed through the mail.
Suppressed W-2 or 1095-C format allows individuals the ability to “cut and paste” the information into most tax preparation software.
If you do not wish to consent, form W-2 will be postmarked in the mail by January 31, and 1095-C in the mail by the end of February.
There is no action required if employees have already consented to suppress Forms W-2 and 1095-C.
How to access the W-2 and 1095-C consent forms:
Consent to Receive Electronic W-2, employees can log into HR/CMS and go to Self Service> Payroll tile > W-2/W-2c Consent tile
Consent to Receive Electronic 1095-C, employees can log into HR/CMS and go to Self Service> Benefits Details > Form 1095-C Consent.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Form W-2, please use this link here.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Form1095-C, please visit here.
As reminder, NSCC is not supported by the Employee Service Center (ESC), please do
not contact the ESC. If you have any questions or need assistance with the above info,
contact HR/Payroll at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or
Early College Partnership with Saugus High School
Great discussion about NSCC’s Early College Program partnership with Saugus High School including interviews with 2 Saugus HS students taking part in the program. https://vimeo.com/762712102
Navigate Weekly Workshops
The Navigate team has been continuously putting in a lot of work to create more video content, not only for students, but our staff/faculty at North Shore Community College. Join us at any of the upcoming Navigate workshops to get some inside looks at our content and processes. Our videos can be found on the Navigate NSCC - Youtube Channel. Make sure to like & subscribe! 😉
Although we cater certain days to certain topics, NEVER be afraid to drop in at any time that works for you to ask any questions about Navigate that pertain to you! Remember: The Navigate blackboard course, as well as the resource tiles on MyNorthShore, are places to find useful materials.
Wednesday, Nov. 9th
2:00PM - 2:45PM Faculty Tips: What videos do we have? What videos do you want to see?
3:00PM - 3:45PM Open Session Time
Wednesday, Nov. 16th
2:00PM - 2:45PM What is NEW? Staff/Faculty & Student Content!
3:00PM - 3:45PM Open Session Time
Thank you for your interest in Navigate!
--John, Jake, Scott, Michael, Jeleiny, & Sam
Please share this fantastic opportunity with your students!
Study Abroad in Greece, Summer 2023
American College of Greece (ACG) Study Abroad Summer 2023
Place: CAS Testing Center - Lynn LS215
Date: November 15, 2023
Contact person: Julie Morrill, Alternative Studies
Students must have a minimum 2.75
Students must be prepared to fill out an online application form and provide a passport
and all transcripts to ACG
Students should be willing and able to complete two summer courses at an accelerated
rate during a period of approximately 4 weeks.
Students must demonstrate financial need
NSCC Faculty recommendation is required. Professors can email email@example.com
for a link
to the recommendation form.
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 November 7th: How Can I Create Authentic Engagement Through Feedback Dialogue?
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.)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series
We are excited to announce that the CTLI Coffee and Conversations Series will be back this year.
Over the fall semester, the CTLI will be hosting a series of informational sessions on a variety of teaching, learning, and assessment topics. The Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held virtually twice a month on Fridays from 9:30am to 10:30am. Please join us with your favorite cup of coffee or tea and we will bring the topics to hopefully spur plenty of conversations.
Our next Coffee and Conversations session will be on Friday, November 18 and the topic will be “Inclusive Syllabus Workshop”. The syllabus is typically our first contact with students. Join us in reviewing and reflecting on this critical artifact and its role in creating an inclusive and equitable classroom experience that provides students with a sense of belonging. Dr. Jennifer A. Harris, Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and Faculty Fellow for Equity and Inclusion will facilitate the discussion.
Please use the following Zoom meeting link for all Coffee and Conversations sessions.
Future Coffee and Conversations sessions will be held on the following Fridays (listed below) so please save the dates in your calendar.
We would love your feedback on the topics for these sessions. Please share any ideas
around what you might like to learn more about at https://forms.gle/
We hope to see you on November 18!
--Andrea Milligan, Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation/Instructional Technology
Please share with your students
Student mental health support: Telehealth and more
Reaching out for help can be overwhelming and scary. Your Student Support Program (SSP) is here to help you, not judge you. Call or chat with My SSP anytime. Free, confidential, and available 24/7.
NSCC's MyStudentSupport app from Lifeworks connects students with credentialed, Masters-level counselors to help them successfully address cultural, physical, and mental health challenges as they pursue their college education. Students can speak with a counselor in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese no matter where they are. Students can download the free app from the Google Play or Apple Store, or visit their website at https://myssp.app/us/signup.
Beyond the Blues Musical Fundraiser
Produced by retired NSCC Professor/Playwright/Director Ralph Tufo
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.
November Deep Dive
The 15th Amendment, which sought to protect the voting rights of Black men after the Civil War, was adopted into the U.S. Constitution in 1870. Despite the amendment, within a few years numerous discriminatory practices were used to prevent Black citizens from exercising their right to vote, especially in the South. It wasn’t until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that legal barriers were outlawed at the state and local levels if they denied any Americans their right to vote under the 15th Amendment.
And yet, a wave of laws limiting the freedom to vote is sweeping across the nation. And voting rights advocates are sounding the alarm. Is this “Jim Crow 2.0”?
Here is our Think About This item for the week starting November 7, 2022:
Some of the nation’s most iconic buildings — from the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum — were designed by Chinese American I.M. Pei, who was widely considered to be one of the greatest modern architects alongside Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson and Frank Gehry.
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.