October 10, 2013
Feedback requested for VP Candidates
Please give your feedback on the candidates for the position of vice president for Information Technology, as they are introduced to campus through the Open Forums. The link to the feedback form is online here: Feedback Form
SEOM is “nerve center” for Human Resources
Carmelita Boyer, administrative assistant, is the nerve center for the complex and varied needs of the Human Resources Department, according to Deborah Heater. “If you are not sure who can provide a particular HR need, Carmelita can help you!” she says.
“Carmelita serves on, or provides support for many committees, including union contract negotiations, promotion and tenure, Years of Service recognition, the retiree luncheon, the voluntary cash separation incentive, CQI awards, Distinguished Full Professor awards, Staff Employee of the Month, Staff Advisory Council and Shared Governance,” Heater says.
“During my six-month tenure as Interim VP of HR, Carmelita was an invaluable and supportive partner as I navigated the new environment. On many occasions, I used her as a research intern as I endeavored to understand particular issues,” says Kimberly Hall, chief of staff.
Nominated by Susan Thomas, Boyer was awarded the Staff Employee of the Month award for October at the recent First Wednesday meeting. Says Thomas: “Carmelita is the go-to person for all SAC’s community service projects such as Children’s Hunger Alliance, Firefighters for Kids, Mid-Ohio Food Bank—as well as a Human Resources guru!
“She also oversees a new award—the Part-time Employee of the Month—which requires her to coordinate a time and space for the award since not every part-time employee works the same schedule.”
You are invited to the CSEA Faculty Excellence Awards, to be given on Friday, October 18, at 2:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.
The CSEA Faculty Excellence Award was created to recognize CSEA members who demonstrate distinction in an area of service, teaching or leadership. Each year, two faculty members are selected to receive a plaque and a $500 cash award. Any Columbus State CSEA member can nominate a faculty member for the award. The award is given for achievements in one or more of these areas: Significant participation or leadership in a professional organization, innovation in instruction, commitment to student success, community service, and/or college service.
The 2013 awardees are Susan Moran, professor in Communication, and Daniel Hare, instructor and Program Coordinator in Criminal Justice. The award ceremony is open to all employees!
Hay will be on “loan” to the Board of Regents through 2014 from Columbus State, where she has been serving as senior executive director of the Center for Workforce Development since 2006. While at Columbus State, Hay led industry strategy at the local and state level, newly skilled worker pipelines, as well as continuing education programs for professionals, economic development strategies, and the integration of workforce strategies into education delivery.
"Cheryl brings a wealth of workforce development experience to her role here," said Chancellor John Carey. "I look forward to working with her as we continue to align higher education in Ohio with the workforce needs of Ohio's businesses, and I appreciate the cooperation received from Columbus State."
Before joining Columbus State, Hay served as senior vice president of Children's Hunger Alliance and vice president of workforce development for the Columbus Chamber. While at the Chamber, Hay initiated long-term workforce development efforts to ensure a quality workforce for the Chamber's 3,500 local business members.
The annual College Transfer Fair was held Oct. 3 with representatives from 41 colleges and universities. Students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Arizona. The event is held every fall and this year drew more than 400 students to discuss transfer opportunities with the college representatives. Photo by student photo blogger LaRae Scheurell.
VA coordinators Terry Worst and James Elliott will continue to advise students with G.I. Bill processing and inquires. Veterans, military students and their dependents are invited to call or stop by the office for assistance with their Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits.
For more information, call ext.2814, email questions to email@example.com, or visit the website: http://cscc.edu/admissions/militarystudents/. G.I. Bill office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard has been updated to match the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The new hazard communication standard will be phased in over several years; however, employers are required to train workers on the new label elements, the new Safety Data Sheet format, and other aspects of the new rule, by December 1, 2013.
Columbus State now offers an online training course which provides a description of the changes to hazard warning labels and Safety Data Sheets required under the newly revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. This training is required for all employees working with or around chemicals on the job. The course, available on Blackboard, consists of a training module and a 10-question quiz.
If your job duties involve exposure to hazardous chemicals, please complete the Hazard Communication 2 – GHS module by December 1, 2013. From the Columbus State webpage (cscc.edu), click on the “Blackboard” link in the top right corner. Use your Novell ID and password to log in. Click on the “My Organizations” tab under the Columbus State banner at the top of the page. Select “Health & Safety Training 2013” and the modules are listed in the left column.
According to the organization Learn and Serve, service-learning is “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning process, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”
New, beginning Autumn Semester 2014, Columbus State sections of existing courses that meet the criteria for service learning may be offered in the course listing with an “S” suffix. The S-designation makes it easier for students to locate service-learning classes and provides standards for class design across the college.
All S-designation requests will be handled through the Office of Academic Affairs Service-Learning Committee. For guidance on this process, please contact the committee co-chairs Lisa Briggs and Nancy Pine.
To submit your S-Designation application for approval, please email the committee chairs or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a proposal form. The deadline to submit proposals for Autumn Semester 2014 classes is November 1, 2013.
The James Care Mobile Mammography unit will be on campus on Wednesday, November 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the visitor meter spaces across from Nestor Hall. To schedule your appointment, please call The James Scheduling Department at (614) 293-4455.