March 21, 2011
Spring enrollment up 2 percent
Spring Quarter 2011 enrollment is up by a little more than 500 students, or 2.1 percent, to 29,278. Enrollment at the Delaware Campus remains steady at 835 students registered to attend Spring Quarter. Online course enrollment saw the biggest enrollment increase with more than 20,000 “seats” sold—a 17% increase over last Spring Quarter. Enrollments at the off-campus sites were down overall by 17.5 percent, with increases seen only at the Marysville, Bolton Field and Tolles Technical Center sites.
Two Professional Development series offered
Two professional development series—one for supervisors and one open to all employees—are being offered at no cost to employees or their departments.
The series for all employees includes sessions on communication, conflict management, emotional intelligence and career development.
The series for supervisors will focus on the essentials of leadership, building an environment of trust, setting performance expectations, managing performance problems, and delegating for results.
Additional information about the classes and links to register can be found here: http://www.cscc.edu/update/flyers/profdevelopment.feb.2011.htm
For assistance in identifying professional development opportunities contact: Lori McKenzie, assistant director, ext.5212 email@example.com or Mary Francis McLaughlin, program coordinator, ext. 5220 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAUSE Conference empowers young leaders
Sponsored by Equality Ohio and funded by the Hermes Foundation, the CAUSE Conference is a summit for LGBT and allied leaders in the college and university community working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. The unique, two-day summit sets out to inspire, empower, and support students and young leaders ages 18-24 working hard for equality in their communities. The conference is free and runs Saturday, April 2 beginning at 9 a.m. through Sunday, April 3 at noon. The conference will be held in Columbus State’s Center for Workforce Development (WD).
Aviation Symposium honors Johns
The Columbus State Aviation Maintenance Technology hosted the 20th annual Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium March 16 and 17 at Bolton Field. Over the two-day event, approximately 510 aviation maintenance technicians and students attended recurrent training. For certificated mechanics holding the Inspection Authorization designation by the FAA, the training is required for their annual renewal. The 26 speakers included Jeff Gruber, coordinator, Aviation Maintenance Technology, and Gene Sprang, associate professor, Aviation Maintenance Technology.
At the 20th annual Aviation Maintenance Symposium, Mark Hardin, FAA, (left) Jeff Gruber and Dick Bickerstaff present the Founder’s Plaque to Laurie Johns. Johns was chairperson of the Aviation Maintenance Technology in 1991 when the Symposium was started.
Laurie Johns, administrator in Instructional Services and former chairperson of Aviation Maintenance Technology, was given a service award for founding the Ohio Aviation Maintenance Symposium in 1991. Additionally, Mark Hardin, FAA, presented the Gold Award of Excellence to CSCC Aviation Maintenance Technology and presented the Bronze Award in Aviation Maintenance Technology to Jeff Gruber, Gene Sprang, and Michael Kent, an adjunct instructor.
Attendees at the Symposium had the opportunity to visit 34 vendor displays, which were set up in the hangar of the Bolton Field Facility.
William J. Dolan, Board of Trustees, accepts a plaque from President Harrison at the Board of Trustees meeting March 17. Dolan was thanked for his “decisive leadership, distinguished service and personal dedication while serving as Chairman of the Board from 2009 through 2010.” Dolan is retired from the Children’s Hunger Alliance, where he served as CEO.