March 25, 2013
Time for Teams!
The annual Quality Awards Luncheon will be held in late June, and now is
the time to apply for the Continuous Quality Improvement Team
The awards recognize a team of employees for their contribution of
time, energy and talent that resulted in an outcome enhancing or
improving one of the college values. They also recognize teams that
produced cost savings, student retention, and/or student attainment
(degree or certificate completion or transfer).
Up to two Silver Awards and one Gold Award can be given each
year, with cash awards divided between team members: $4,000
for the Gold and $2,000 for each Silver Team. Teams must
be made up of at least three individuals who may be from the
same department or different departments of the college.
(Leadership Institute, Shared Governance, and Cabinet
members, Deans, and Director II and are exempt from
receiving monetary awards).
Information about the Quality Team Awards, a Team Award Rubric, and the Nomination Form can be found online here. Completed Quality Team Award Nominations are due Thursday, April 19 and should be sent to Carmelita Boyer in Human Resources, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ideas to Go: What is student engagement and why does it matter?
Many students are now sharing their perception of their own engagement with the College through the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) survey. What exactly is "engagement" and how does the survey measure it? How 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 at Ideas to Go, Friday, April 5, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., in WD 1094. Rich James, program coordinator for Faculty Development, will start the conversation. Please pre-register.
Women’s Wellness Fair
Tuesday, March 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Lounges
The Women’s Wellness Fair is an opportunity for community businesses and campus departments to provide health screenings and disseminate information on women’s health topics to Columbus State students and employees. Take some time during your lunch hour to connect with wellness leaders from central Ohio and commit to taking care of yourself!
Women’s Herstory Month Leader Awards
Wednesday, March 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD)
At the Outstanding Woman Leader Awards, we will recognize the work and leadership of peer-nominated female students and employees within our Columbus State family. With great refreshments, powerful words from keynote Tasha Lebow, and stories of these amazing woman leaders, this is an event you don’t want to miss.
Women’s ERG Meeting
“Imagine Your Path to Success—A Women’s Leadership Circle Conversation”
Thursday, March 28, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Nestor Hall Seminar Room D
Columbus State is fortunate to have great women on many different levels of leadership within the college. Climbing the ladder of success, while attempting to balance work and life, is a challenge on every level. Join the Women’s Employee Resource Group (ERG) and a featured panel of women in leadership roles at Columbus State for a work/life balance conversation!
The Challenges and Triumphs of Women in the U.S. Military
Friday, March 29, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD)
Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, first female adjutant general of the Ohio National Guard will present a talk to celebrate the commitment and invaluable contributions by women throughout history in the U.S. Military.
Family Pasta Night
Friday, March 29, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom (WD)
Love makes a family and our personal families can be comprised of parents, children, friends, mentors and colleagues who support us every day. Let’s take time to relax and appreciate the people who get us through the school and work week! At the Women’s Herstory Month Family Pasta Night, we invite you to bring your family and share a meal with the students and employees that make up our Columbus State family. Seating is limited to 100 attendees. RSVP your intent to attend plus your number of attendees to email@example.com no later than Wednesday, March 27, so that we may get an accurate count for catering.
The pasta buffet will include:
Chicken Alfredo over penne pasta
Basil Marinara over bowtie pasta
Garden salad with ranch/Italian dressing
Cookies and brownies
*Gluten-free options will be available upon request.
Next “SAC” Lunch focuses on
The March Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Lunch
will be held Wednesday, March 27, from
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the DX conference
room, which is on the third floor. Guest
speaker, Walt Lindeboom, a graduate of
the Culinary Institute of America and
former owner of Peasant on the Lane,
will speak about healthy eating. Register
to attend here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/course.asp?C=475 .
The next “Majors Fair” for students will be held Wednesday, March 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Student Lounge. Majors Fairs are designed for current students who are undecided about their major, or are considering a change in major. At the upcoming Business Majors Fair, students can talk with faculty from our business programs, discuss plans of study and talk about career fields in all areas of business. Next on the schedule will be the IT Major Fair, on Wednesday, April 3, and then the Engineering Majors Fair on Wednesday, April 10. The Majors Fairs are coordinated by the Office of Career Services.
Outgoing and energetic students, staff, and faculty members are needed to volunteer to help make this event a big success! The race will be held at the Bridgeview Golf Course on Saturday, April 27 starting at 8:00 a.m. If you are interested in enjoying a beautiful spring morning (it will surely be warm by then!) please contact Yaizmen Fayne by April 5 to volunteer! Please include your name and t-shirt size. Additional information will be provided.
Students in Angela Fry’s Social Policy class; (MHAD 2251) attended the Voices for Ohio’s Children’s Lobby for Ohio’s Kids Day at the Statehouse on Thursday, March 21. The students had the opportunity to meet with their State Representatives and Senators to advocate for children.
For the past two years, the MAN Initiative has been honored to host the Men of the Year Awards reception. Nearly 80 phenomenal male students, employees and community leaders have been recognized for showing outstanding leadership every day. Here’s a video of last year’s event: http://cstv.cscc.edu/man-initiative/
In 2013, we’re pleased to include the rites of passage of our MAN Initiative cohort of students who have displayed outstanding character and leadership growth throughout the academic year.
Here’s how you can be a part of this moving event: Share the name of someone who has been a great example of manhood. Has a male Columbus State faculty or staff member positively impacted your life? Do you know a male student who works hard make good choices every day? Help the MAN Initiative honor those who strive to be men of commendable character.
From March 25 through April 12, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at ext. 2426 with the name(s) of a great Columbus State man (student or employee) you would like to nominate for recognition! Please also include your name, email address and contact number so that we may follow up with you for additional information.
The 3rd Annual Men of the Year Awards Reception will take place on Thursday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom. Save the date to join the MAN Initiative in recognizing our amazing Columbus State men!
WebEx Meeting Center Basics
WebEx Meeting Center is a virtual online meeting room which allows Columbus State employees to hold meetings online. WebEx requires participants to have internet access and a computer with a microphone and audio capabilities. All communication is done through the computer, on a desktop PC or laptop. WebEx allows for up to 200 participants at different locations to connect online and share any document, Power Point, website, or other multimedia. Although WebEx has video capabilities, the focus generally is with sharing data and information with participants.
When: Friday, March 29 (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center CT building
Lunchtime Power Hour
Lunchtime Power Hours are sessions that will focus only on a single topic or concept. Each session will have 30 minutes of demonstration followed by 30 min of Q&A. The sessions listed below can be attended in-person or remotely via WebEx.
Student View Tool
This tool is sure to cause standing-room-only during this session! The Student View Tool allows course instructors to instantly become a student in their own course! Leave the Edit Mode behind and get with the program by taking advantage of this NEW course tool that will add some real power to your course!
When: Thursday, March 28 (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center CT building or Webex
Presented by: Mary Hooker-Myers, Web Developer, Instructional Technologies & Distance Learning View/download WebEx Meeting Center overview document (PDF).
All participants seeking to use WebEx must download/complete the Cougar Webconferencing (WebEx) - Meeting Center Request Form.
Introduction to the Apple iPad
This seminar will serve as the entry point for anyone who is new to using Apple's iPad. The seminar will provide training participants vital foundational skills needed to be a successful entry level iPad user. Participants will prep for upcoming sessions related to any of the following pathways: using iPads in the teaching and learning environment, personal productivity, Columbus State business-related productivity, and more.
When: Friday, April 5 (9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center CT building
Prerequisites: Must be a current active employee of Columbus State and you must bring your own iPad.
Presented by: Paul Owens, Instructional Technologies Institute