Barksdale to deliver commencement address Friday
More than 400 students will earn associate degrees at the Summer Quarter 2011 Commencement on Friday, September 9. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in Veterans Memorial and is free and open to the public.
Delivering the commencement address will be Reuel Barksdale, associate professor in Business Programs, and the first faculty member to address the graduates in recent memory.
Barksdale is a renowned expert in organizational development, with more than 20 years of corporate experience. As an assistant vice president of a Fortune 500 corporation, he had direct responsibility for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational development strategies and activities.
He is also a motivational speaker and organizational development consultant who has addressed audiences across the country on the topics of change management, diversity, management, strategic planning, conflict resolution, leadership, and employee development. Barksdale earned his bachelor’s degree from Franklin University and his master’s in administration from Central Michigan University.
In the Business Programs Department at Columbus State, Barksdale teaches Organizational Behavior, Business Management, Human Resources Management and Interpersonal Skills.
Won’t you join us?
Everyone’s invited to come up to the Delaware Campus next week on Wednesday, September 14, to join in the Partnership Celebration between Columbus State and Ohio State! We’ll hear President David Harrison and Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee say a few words, then help them plant a beautiful Ohio buckeye tree right outside the patio to commemorate our shared commitment to higher education in Delaware County. Plenty of refreshments and socializing will follow, so let us know if you are coming—the festivities begin at 4:30 p.m.—by sending your RSVP to: email@example.com!
Additional Colleague interface stress tests scheduled
Old desktop UI to be retired soon
The college has now been processing work on the new Colleague 4.3 User Interface (UI) for over a month. Plans are being finalized to retire the old desktop user interface by the end of September.
During the week of September 12, IT will perform two additional stress tests on the application. In order to accomplish the stress tests, IT needs as many users as possible to log onto the new Colleague UI 4.3 and process their work.
The tests are scheduled for: Tuesday, September 13, from10 a.m. -12 p.m. and from 2- 4 p.m.
The link to the new Colleague 4.3 UI is: http://colleague.cscc.edu/. The more people we have on the UI, the better we can ensure that the application will support our business needs during the Fall Quarter rush. Training classes for Colleague UI 4.3 are being scheduled for October. Click on the link below to sign up for a training schedule: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/OfferingsByCategory.asp?CID=359#62011
Please bookmark the Colleague 4.3 UI site (the site is on the intranet and not available off campus) as we will continue to post updates, as well as future in-person training sessions as needed.
If you experience problems with the new Colleague UI 4.3, please contact the Help Desk at ext. 5050.
Sign on the dotted line!
Darrell Minor, president of the Columbus State Education Association, signs the 2012 faculty contract with President David Harrison. The bargaining teams joined the two presidents at the signing ceremony in the Columbus State Board Room September 7.
Foundations of Excellence – it’s all about prioritizing
The nine Foundations of Excellence committees are in the final phases of creating their reports for the Transfer Focus portion of the project. Each report will contain action items specific to the dimension that the individual committee is researching. For example, the Diversity dimension committee will recommend ways Columbus State can ensure that all students experience diverse ideas, worldviews, and cultures as a means of enhancing their learning; the Learning committee will recommend how the college can encourage transfer students to participate in engaging learning experiences both in and out of the classroom, etc.
So where would a committee start in researching their topic and structuring sound recommendations? The “Featured Resource” of the month on the FoE intranet site is just the place!
The Foundations of Excellence process is designed and managed by the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, which provides a defined process and is involved with Columbus State every step of the way. We began the FoE program with the surveys we administered last fall, one to students and a second to faculty and staff. The results of these surveys were sent to the Gardner Institute, which analyzed them and generated a report that defined top priorities to drive the College’s FoE process.
To view this month’s Featured Resource and learn more about FoE, log on to http://intranet.cscc.edu/foundations. You can also now find Foundations of Excellence on Yammer. Search under the “Group Directory” to find and join the Foundations of Excellence group.
Vayntraub wins photography contest
Elina Vayntraub, web developer in Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (ITDL), has been selected as a winner in the Aretts 2012 Calendar Photo Contest. Three of her photographs will appear in the calendar in the months of January, March and October 2012! You can see the winners online here: http://arett.com/arett/calendar_winners/calendar_winners.html
LaMar and Nelson explain lecture capture through “the cloud” in technology publication
Jason LaMar and Joel Nelson, multimedia web developers with the Columbus State’s Instructional Technologies and Distance Learning division were recently interviewed by Campus Technology magazine. ITDL has developed a process to move captured Relay content directly from on-campus classrooms to the Kaltura cloud. The goal is to ensure high-quality streaming video for all Columbus State students, regardless of where they are. You can read the article in its entirety here:
Jason LaMar was also quoted recently in a Wall Street Journal article about using 3-D technology in the classroom. You can read that article here!
Financial Wellness seminar offered with MetLife
MetLife Representative, Andrew Mechenbier will be on campus to answer questions and offer information on investments such as the 403b. He will be in Rhodes Hall Room 232 from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13. Employees can stop in any time during this time period to speak with him.
For more information, contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, wellness coordinator, at ext 3989, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital equipment desktop computer project begins
Work has begun on the Capital Equipment 2012 desktop computer project. The standard model chosen this year is the Dell OptiPlex 790, and the computers are expected to begin arriving September 22.
An installation schedule for computers will be posted on the Columbus State intranet home page http://intranet.cscc.edu/ on September 16. As I.T. Support did last year, each old computer being replaced will be tagged with the week it will be replaced. This will occur well in advance of the replacement date.
In the event the planned replacement week does not work for you, please contact the I.T. Support Center at ext. 5050 so that we can reschedule your computer’s replacement date.
All new computers, including smart classroom computers, will be running the Windows 7 operating system and Microsoft Office 2010. The Columbus State Instructional Technologies Institute ( http://iti.cscc.edu/) will host training classes for Windows 7 and the Office Suite. A Windows 7 quick-start card will be distributed with each new computer and Office 2010 quick-start cards are available in the I.T. Support Center in Columbus Hall (Library) Room 103.
College mourns loss of Schottenstein, adjunct and tutor in ESL
Melva Lee Schottenstein, 69, died August 30. Schottenstein had been an adjunct instructor and a tutor for the ESL program in Modern Languages since 1997 and had taught classes Spring Quarter 2011. She was very involved in the community as a member of the National Council of Jewish Women, co-chairperson and co-founder of the Jewish Community Center Film Festival and the chairperson of Jewish Community Center Book Fair.
“Melva was a generous and compassionate teacher, colleague and friend to many at Columbus State,” said Garry Fourman, chairman of the Modern Languages Department.
Just a reminder that the employee/dependent fee waiver deadline for Autumn Quarter 2011 is Thursday, September 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Human Resources.