New Mobile Market Farmers Truck Increases Distribution Capacity
With help from the state, The Open Door has received a new Ford E450 Super Duty, which will serve as a Mobile Market Farmers Truck and increase the capacity to distribute good, healthy food across the region, including NSCC’s Mobile Markets in Lynn and Danvers.
The new Mobile Market truck is able to travel longer and farther with fresh produce due to its eco-cooling system, improving shopper choice, and supporting client-directed service.
NSCC President Bill Heineman was among those present at a ribbon cutting at Cape Ann Veterans Services to celebrate the first Mobile Market with the new Mobile Market Farmers Truck.
For more information on dates for Lynn and Danvers mobile markets (open only to NSCC students, faculty, and staff) go to https://tinyurl.com/27uhnkxd
President's Cabinet Highlights, November 09, 2021
COVID Vax Mandate Implementation: Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Stephen Creamer reported that outreach to students is underway, and students are beginning to use the Google form that was created for them to log in and register their vaccination and upload a picture of their vax card. A similar system for faculty and staff to register is in development. The state is still working to finalize the process that will be used for people to request an accommodation for not being able to provide proof of vaccination. It was agreed that once all pieces are finalized, an open forum will be scheduled with employees to review and answer questions.
Holiday Hours: The schedule of the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day was discussed. It was agreed that operations would be as virtual as possible. Managers will discuss and plan operations in their offices for the holidays.
On Campus Holiday Celebration: President Heineman suggested that two events be planned for December 17, one on each campus, to give faculty and staff the opportunity to gather in person to share some holiday cheer and catch up with each other. He will ask members of the Collegiality Committee and Transition Team to volunteer to help plan for the events and will augment with other members of the college community who would like to assist. The events will feature coffee, cocoa and cookies or cupcakes and will be held at 10 a.m. in Lynn and 2 p.m. in Danvers. Ideas to make the events more festive are most welcome. Please email Linda Brantley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer to help with the event.
LEADS - It was agreed that NSCC should sign on as a partner to the new North Shore Leaders Engaged & Activated to Drive System-wide Change (LEADS). LEADS is a community-based executive leadership development program.
President Heineman’s Inauguration, June 24, 2022: A date has been set for Bill’s inauguration and he is working to put together an Inaugural Steering Committee which will help plan and implement the event. Invitations will be forthcoming very soon with a first meeting to follow in early December.
Welcoming & Inclusion Campaign: Chief Diversity & Equity Officer Nikki Pelonia suggested that to make our campuses more welcoming and inclusive to students and employees, the DLC has been working on various initiatives to be inclusive to all identities. Some suggestions include new name badges, office door signs, email signatures, business cards, and more, which could identify gender pronouns, what languages one speaks, etc. More discussion and collaboration with key stakeholders will continue.
Proactive/Preventative Discussion Regarding Injustice: Nikki presented a number of case studies regarding injustice and bias from the local to national levels. The Cabinet discussed what the college could do better to be proactive and preventative against discrimination with the goal of consistently co-creating an inclusive community when, not if, these events happen. This led to a discussion and forthcoming planning on the College's potential Bias Response and Resources work.
Registration for Spring 2022 is open!
A COVID-19 VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED for students attending in-person classes for Spring 2022 and for anyone coming to campus for in-person services.
NSCC will continue to offer courses for the Spring 2022 semester in online and video-conference formats. Students can register for these courses without proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Ray Parker Celebration of Life
The Ray Parker Memorial Scholarship
Join the NSCC community in continuing the inspirational legacy of Ray Parker with a charitable gift to a NSCC scholarship award established in his memory.
Ray joined NSCC in 1994 as an Academic Counselor in the Student Support and Advising Center. His passion for academic learning and commitment to serving students allowed him to positively impact the lives of countless individuals. Ray took a special interest in working with students in the Health Science programs, initiating and serving as the Pre-Med Club Advisor. Ray also invested his time and resources in support of NSCC’s Veteran students. They held a special place in his heart, as he was himself a proud Veteran.
Ray extended this same time and attention to his colleagues and friends during his nearly three decades at NSCC. He will always be remembered to those who knew him as one of the most dedicated, hardworking and caring persons to everyone around him. Ray saw good in all people, and he strived to connect with them and encourage those around him to be the best they can be.
The Ray Parker Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a NSCC student who is pursuing a certificate or degree in a Health Science/Health Professions program with the intention of pursuing further medical studies. Donate online today, or by check payable to North Shore Community College Foundation (note Ray Parker Memorial Scholarship in the check memo line), 1 Ferncroft Rd, PO Box 3340, Danvers, MA 01923. To learn more, contact Dan O’Neill at email@example.com.
All employees and any students studying or coming to campus must be fully vaccinated
by January 2022.
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.
Danvers Campus now a Vax site
NSCC's Danvers Campus is now a COVID-19 Booster vaccination site, offering free Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson booster shots as well as primary doses. Appointments, including appointments for children, will be available through the state's vaxfinder site https://vaxfinder.mass.gov although walk-ins will also be accepted.
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 15 - How Can I Help Students Who Are Struggling with Online Learning?
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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.
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WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START YOUR WEEK!!
Learn More About the RAP Experience!
We would love to visit your classroom or staff meeting to tell you about the incredible benefits our program offers!
Simply complete the Classroom Request Form and we will follow-up with you! We also have a video recording of our presentation for classes that meet asynchronously!
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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.
Think About This:
This is an example of white privilege: I do not have to educate my children to be
aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.
If you have any questions or comments on NSCC's Equality & Equity Project, please contact us at EqualityEquity@northshore.
Do you love cats and dogs as much as we do!? If so, please consider donating to TRIO's 1st Annual Animal Shelter Drive in honor of Diane Dickerson, retired Director of TRIO. Please drop off your donations at one of the TRIO offices in Danvers (DB 104) or Lynn (LW 165). Deadline to donate is 11/23. Questions? Please email TrioStaff@northshore.edu.