The NSCC Bulletin


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  Holiday Gatherings

Friday, December 17, 2021

      10-11 a.m. Lynn Cafe        2-3 p.m. Danvers Old Cafe (Math & Science Bldg.)

Come Mingle with your colleagues and enjoy some holiday cheer. We’ll provide the Jingle.


Make-Your-Own Hot Chocolate Bar

Coffee    Punch    Cookies    Holiday Cupcakes

Festive attire encouraged

Holiday Mask Contest

Free holiday raffles

Please RSVP to attend here

Masks Required




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Employee Vax Mandate and Reporting

As a reminder, the Massachusetts Community Colleges' system-wide COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students and employees will take effect in January 2022.

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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Michele Cubelli Harris named Director of SUCCESS

Michele Cubelli Harris has been named NSCC's inaugural Director of SUCCESS. Prior to her new role, Michele was the Senior Special Program Coordinator (M.A.L.E.S.).

SUCCESS is an acronym for  "Supporting Urgent Community College Equity through Student Services." The Director of SUCCESS is a new position that was developed to lead NSCC's version of the MA state SUCCESS Grant.  This is a major grant whose goals are to reduce equity and achievement gaps for our Black and Latinx students. Michele has consistently demonstrated a deep passion for this work. 

Please join us in congratulating Michele and wishing her all the best as she begins her exciting new journey!

--Stephen Creamer, Interim VP of Student Affairs




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Important Year-end Updates from Payroll:
  1. Address Verification: In preparation for year-end tax reporting and document delivery, any updates in home address must be made by January 1, 2022 in HR/CMS Self-Service site.

  2. Employees may consent to receive and print out an electronic W-2 or 1095-C through HR/CMS Self-Service:

Some of the benefits of suppression are:

  • A reduced risk of forms being lost or stolen via the regular mail.

  • Early Forms W-2 and 1095-C will be available in mid-January only to employees who are suppressed through HR/CMS by 1/1/2022. Those employees will receive an email when the W-2 is available, and will not receive a paper Forms W-2 or 1095-C through the mail.

  • Format allows to “cut and paste” the included 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.

Consent Forms W-2 and 1095-C:

  • 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, visit here.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Form1095-C, visit here.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the above info, contact HR/Payroll at or (978) 739-5422. NSCC is not supported by the Employee Service Center (ESC), please do not contact the ESC.




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Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to TRIO's 1st Annual Animal Shelter Donation Drive in honor of Diane Dickerson's retirement (former Director, TRIO/SSS). The Northeast Animal Shelter was incredibly grateful for all of the donations. We are looking forward to doing it again next year!

-TRIO Student Support Services

Delivering the donations, l-r, Joyce Wang (Director,TRIO/SSS), Shannon Cormier (Educational Advisor, TRIO/SSS), Diane Dickerson (Former Director, TRIO/SSS)



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NSCC Staff on Radio Torrente de Vida

NSCC recently signed on as the official sponsor of Radio Torrente de Vida, 89.3 FM. Radio Torrente is the largest Spanish-speaking radio station on the North Shore. This is all part of the college's ongoing efforts to develop deeper connections with the community, and especially the Spanish-speaking community. Included in the partnership is a regular interview spot every Friday at 11am. So far, Carolina Rojas-Pion (Early College), Yessika Hurtado (Education Opportunity Center), and Gissel Lopez (Admissions) have participated. It has been a fun and valuable experience so far! This Friday, 12/17, please tune in to hear Elizabeth Paz (ESL) and show your support! For more information and to participate please contact Adam CutlerDean, Strategic Parnerships, at

Pictured, l-r, Adam Cutler, Yessika Hurtado, Gissel Lopez






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Annual Employee Affirmative Action and Title IX Training via Vector Solutions' SafeColleges due by 12/31/21

North Shore Community College is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. As part of our commitment to student and employee safety and wellness, we have arranged for all employees to participate in an online training program titled Harassment and Discrimination Prevention. The College’s Affirmative Action Plan is included in the training:

This program is part of our ongoing efforts to foster a culture of respect among all members of our college community. It also engages faculty and staff on how to identify and report sexual and interpersonal misconduct, and defines consent, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence.

  1. Using your web browser, go to the Vector LMS, Higher Education Edition website for North Shore Community College:

  2. Enter your North Shore e-mail and password.

Please complete the trainings by 12/31/21. All certificates and completion status are automatically recorded through the training program; thus, you do not need to forward or share your certificate(s). However, you are welcome to keep them for your own personal records.

Please contact Nikki Pelonia at for further support.







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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 15

PLEASE NOTE - The Navigate Weekly Workshop has been canceled due to a conflict with the Strategic Planning Town Hall. Please email us at for any questions that you may have this week!"


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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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:

Implicit bias (aka unconscious or hidden bias) refers to negative associations that people unknowingly hold. They are expressed automatically, without conscious awareness. Many studies have indicated that implicit biases affect individuals’ attitudes and actions, thus creating real-world implications, even though individuals may not even be aware that those biases exist within themselves. Notably, implicit biases have been shown to trump individuals’ stated commitments to equality and fairness, thereby producing behavior that diverges from the explicit attitudes that many people profess.

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








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