The NSCC Bulletin




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Employee Vax Mandate and Reporting

In order to provide and maintain a learning and working environment that safeguards the health and well-being of the college community, effective January 3, 2022, all North Shore Community College employees must submit verification of their fully vaccinated status to the College, absent an approved accommodation.

The employee vaccination policy applies to all full- and part-time employees including faculty and staff, contract and/or hourly employees, interns, and volunteers regardless of whether work assignments are online or in-person as well as to those consultants, vendors or business/governmental invitees that have a regular presence on campus and/or routinely interact with students and/or employees, as determined by the College.  

The employee vaccination policy is intended to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and is based on applicable guidance from federal and state public health agencies.

The URL for the Employee Vaccination form is  You can also access it via a tile in the My Northshore portal, Covid-19 Vaccination Submission for Employees.  You can select the "Covid-19 Information" category or search on the term vaccine to locate the employee vaccination tile.

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Data will be stored in Banner using Finegrain security and only a few appropriate personnel who need to see this information, approved by HR and the CDEO, will have access. 

Employees who are unable to submit proof of full vaccination status for any reason and wish to seek a reasonable accommodation should direct their request to the College’s Human Resources Office. The Employee Accommodation form is accessible as an option from within the Employee Vaccination form. HR will review the reasonable accommodation request and grant a decision based on essential duties, health and safety in the learning and working environment, and other factors. In the event that the accommodation request is approved, the employee and their supervisor will be notified. The employee may be subject to additional health and safety protocols for the protection of the health of the employee and community, as determined by the College in consideration of public health and CDC guidance or mandates.

Employees who fail to submit verification of full vaccination by the January 3, 2022 deadline are not permitted to work either on campus or through telework or to be on campus for any purpose absent an approved reasonable accommodation.  If an employee does not verify vaccination or request and receive a reasonable accommodation, they will be put on unpaid leave for 14 calendar days.  Continued failure to submit required verification, absent an approved reasonable accommodation, shall be cause for discipline up to and including termination consistent with applicable collective bargaining agreements and/or employee handbook.

To make getting vaccinated easier, NSCC is now hosting a Vaccination Clinic in the Berry Building on the Danvers campus from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Schedule your appointment, including appointments for children, or find additional locations throughout the Commonwealth here:

Questions about the vax mandate may be directed to  Questions regarding employee vax accomodations should be directed to
President Heineman welcomes questions as well at




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Navigate Weekly Workshops

We are towards the end of Fall semester! As Spring 2022 registration is slowly creeping up, we want to invite you all again for some workshops on Availability & Calendar Syncs, Appointment Campaigns, and Tips & Tricks of the Academic Planning tool! Additionally, a lot of you may be wondering about your notes and appointment summaries, as well as any reports you want to run. There will be plenty of opportunity to join any of these weekly workshops to go over topics and ask questions of your own choosing!

As we continue through the semester and get ready for Spring, you may want to review your Navigate skills. You can do that through our Blackboard Navigate Training Course, or by visiting the Navigate team during any of these meeting days/times!

Wednesday, December 1

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Navigate Course in Blackboard: Module 5: Appointments & Campaigns

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time 

Wednesday, December 8

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Academic Planning: Features, Functions, Tips & Tricks!

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time

Wednesday, December 15

2:00PM - 2:45PM                   Notes & Appointment Summaries // Running Reports

3:00PM - 3:45PM                   Open Session Time 


Thank you for your interest in Navigate!

John, Jake, and Scott



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"Cutting Through the Noise: Building Community
Through a Time of Controversy,"

Anne Sears, Dermot Smyth, and yusef Hayes
(Fall 2021)

In a communication environment and digital landscape where conspiracy theories are mainstream, and critical investigation largely ignored, intellectual integrity continues to provide an alternative paradigm of knowledge building and solidarity. This conversation with three professors in the Cultural Arts Department at NSCC revolves around ways of seeing, thinking, and articulating strategies for approaching truth and creating a better world.

Recorded lecture available here. 









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Introducing CentroHub!

CentroHub now offers access to ALL the resources NSCC students need via a virtual concierge experience using Zoom. Whether it’s registering for classes, discussing a program of study, speaking with an academic counselor or exploring all financial assistance opportunities, we can assist students face-to-face, even if they’re studying remotely.   Explore CentroHub.




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.

Students registering for on-campus courses for the Spring 2022 semester must show proof of vaccination before they will be able to register for in-person courses or come to our campuses for in-person services.

Students who are ready to comply with this mandate can submit proof they are fully vaccinated right now:  Submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. This link will only work if you are currently signed into your NSCC Gmail account.

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. 

Here is a link to the Massachusetts Community Colleges COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:Policy




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Volunteers needed to plan faculty/staff holiday gathering!

Calling all creatives!  We need your enthusiasm and ideas to help plan NSCC's 2021 Faculty/Staff Holiday Celebrations, scheduled for Friday, December 17 on both campuses.  The Holiday Celebrations will give employees the opportunity to jingle and mingle with each other and share some holiday cheer!  The Lynn Campus event will be held at 10am and the Danvers Campus event at 2pm - both events will be held indoors and will feature coffee, cocoa, and cookies or cupcakes. 

If interested in helping to plan the festivities, please email Linda Brantley at






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Federal Work Study Positions Available

Federal Work Study positions are now available for Spring 2022. If you're interested in hiring a student(s) for your department, please complete the job submission form. Feel free to contact Katelyn Ma,, with any questions.







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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 November 29: What are the Differences Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching, and How Do I Best Choose the Format for My Online 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.) 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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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!

--Michele Cubelli Harris, Senior Special Program Coordinator




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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.


Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has been chosen by President Joe Biden to serve as the next U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. If confirmed by the Senate, Rollins would become the first Black woman to serve as the top federal law enforcement official in Massachusetts.

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




Sign up now for December Mobile Food Markets

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  be offered on both the Danvers & Lynn 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.

Danvers Fall 2021 Semester Dates               Danvers 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           

                                     Lynn Fall 2021 Semester Dates                     Lynn Spring 2022 Semester Dates

                                     November 5, 2021**                                             February 4, 2022
                                     December 3, 2021                                              March 4, 2022
                                                                                                                     April 1, 2022
                                                                                                                     May 6, 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.









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