Have topic to share with the College? HCD can help you host an Ideas to Go! conversation. Session hosts provide a brief overview before moving to open conversation.
Participants are welcome to bring a lunch, cup of coffee, news to share and, especially,
your own curiosity and expertise.
Quick, conversational, impactful. That’s Ideas to Go. Contact Rich James in Human Capacity Development (x2175) to learn more.
Pre-registration is encouraged. View materials from past sessions.
Stay tuned for announcements about Summer events
Past Ideas To Go:
Supporting Students Basic Needs
What is "Engagement?"
Can blue and white by "Green"
“Meetings That Get Things Done.”
Do meetings, despite your best intentions, often fail to result in the outcome you
hoped for? Meetings are effective when they are designed to serve a specific purpose
and those who participate know how to prepare and contribute. Tony Mandator, Project
Administrator in IT, facilitated a conversation about principles and strategies for
effective meetings. See session handout (.pptx).
"Supporting Students' Basic Needs So They Can Learn"
Community college students face unique obstacles from from homelessness to lack of
transportation. The office of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL), along with
the Columbus State C.A.R.E.S. committee, has been assessing the needs of Columbus
State students and creating programs to help. This is a campus wide issue that touches
everyone including staff and faculty. Judah Gartman, Ohio Benefits Bank Coordinator,
and Kim Ryhan, Director of SEAL, discussed how the college is developing and connecting
students to services and what resources will soon be available to faculty staff to
What is student engagement and why does it matter?
In late March and early April we will invite students to share their perception of
their own engagement with the College through the Community College Survey Student
Engagement (CCSSE) survey. What exactly is “engagement” and how does the survey measure
it? Does engagement influence student persistence and attainment? What did we learn
from the 2010 survey and how could this and the current survey connect to other college initiatives?
Bring a lunch and join the discussion. Rich James, Program Coordinator for Faculty
Development, will start the conversation.
Copy of Slides
CCSSE Benchmark Question clusters
CCSSE Validation Summary
Can blue and white be green? Defining sustainability at Columbus State.
As an institution, and for many of us as individuals, we value, support, and practice
sustainability. But what does it mean to be sustainable? Can our individual, departmental,
and institutional actions make a difference? How do we create a culture that encourages
sustainable behavior? We'll begin a conversation on these big issues at Ideas to Go on April 23rd. Reflecting on definitions provided by US and international agencies,
we'll discuss our understanding of sustainablity, whether it can be scaled to a college-wide
level, and the challenges and opportunities for doing so. We'll conclude with discussing
ideas for ongoing green networking, dialogue, and action. Nichole Braun, Academic
Advisor, and Hari Ruiz, Grants Program Coordinator, will lead the discussion.