NSCC NOW is a brand-new program, broadcast on Lynn Community Television, that is dedicated to spotlighting various persons from North Shore Community College, including academic professors, programs and support services. Dulce Gonzalez, Community Liaison for Strategic Partnerships, is the host for the program. For the first episode, the guest speaker was Barbara Heath, coordinator for the Horticulture Program at NSCC. Barbara presented the benefits of taking this career pathway and more information on how students could be a part of the program. She discussed various job opportunities, salary and wages for prospective students and also discussed some new extensions of the program’s course such as the cannabis field.
Watch Barbara’s interview here.
For more information on NSCC NOW, contact Dulce at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bake-Off that was scheduled for November 16 & 17 is being postponed until spring. The Food Drive is being moved to coincide with the NSCC Police & Toys for Tots Stuff A Cruiser Toy Drive in December.
Return of Vaccinations
Beginning November 8, vaccinations will once again be available through Transformative on the Danvers campus, DB108-DB114, from 9am to 3pm Book an appointment for the Danvers site. Additional dates include:
Wed, Nov 16th; Thurs, Nov 17th; Tues, Nov 29th; Wed, Nov 30th
Thurs, Dec 1; Tues, Dec 6; and Wed Dec 7th, and Thurs., Dec 8th.
On the Lynn campus, due to construction in and around the gym, we will offer a one-day clinic on November 28th from 9am-3pm in the Lynn Gym. Book an appointment for the Lynn site.
Both Moderna pediatric and Pfzier for 12+ initial COVID shots and boosters will be available on both campuses. Vaccinations will be available to both the NSCC community and general public.
COVID-19 Vaccination Student Accommodation Deadline and Process
While the College and the MA Community College’s strongly prefer that all students, faculty and staff receive their COVID-19 vaccinations (and on-going boosters), we also recognize that some individuals will seek accommodations.
If a student is seeking a reasonable accommodation for the COVID-19 vaccination for Spring 2023, please have them complete the Student Reasonable Accommodation Form by the deadline date of Tuesday, January 3, 2023. The Student Vaccination Review Committee has 10 business days to respond to a completed submission. Therefore, it is crucial that students requesting a reasonable accommodation do so by the posted deadline date to have their application reviewed prior to the start of Spring 2023 classes.
Please note, if a student submits a request for a reasonable accommodation, it’s the College’s intention to provide a reasonable accommodation while upholding the Massachusetts Community College COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. All requests are carefully reviewed, and alternative options such as taking a course on-line or via videoconference may constitute a reasonable accommodation. Requests for accommodations do not guarantee that the student will be approved for the specific accommodation they are seeking. Questions about the process should be directed to the Student Vaccination Review Committee by emailing email@example.com.
~The Student Vaccination Review Committee
NSCC Police &Toys for Tots Stuff a Cruiser Toy Drive
Join in the holiday spirit of giving! The NSCC community is invited to join NSCC Campus Police in donating new, unwrapped toys to stuff a cruiser for Toys for Tots. The drive will be held in Lynn on December 6 between 9am-3pm when it is hoped a cruiser full of toys will be collected at the South Entrance.
In addition, non-perishable food items will be collected for those in need. Beginning November 21, toys and food may be donated in Danvers at boxes located in the Berry building lobby and at the campus police office or in Lynn at boxes at both the west and east ends.
Toys for Tots was created in 1947 by a Marine to, through the gift of a new toy, help
bring the joy of
Christmas and send a message of hope to America's less fortunate children. Presently, the Marine Toys
for Tots Program distributes an average of 18 million toys to 7 million less fortunate children annually.
We hope to see many of you on December 6 in Lynn when a US Marine will be present
to accept NSCC’s
donations. Should you have any questions please contact Lt. Kevin Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org .
NSCC STEM Student Newsletter
The first issue of the monthly NSCC STEM Student Newsletter was sent to our STEM students on Nov 11. This included all STEM programs in the STEM & Education Division, plus Health Science and Environmental Science students. If you did not receive a copy and would like to be added to the mailing list, please email Ali Tateosian, STEM Starter Academy Program Coordinator, at email@example.com
You can find a copy of November's newsletter here: https://conta.cc/3UvKHPQ
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
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 email@example.com and/or
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. 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,
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 14th: What Brain-Based Techniques Can I Use to Engage Students During Class?
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.
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”?
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.