January 28, 2013
Eric Welch, associate professor in Sport and Exercise Studies, instructs a student in his Golf class Friday at Bridgeview Golf Course during the snow storm. Golf goes on, even in bad weather, because the driving range has heated tees!
The college's master planning process continues. Approximately 160 members of the college community attended the two forums that were held late last semester to give our planning partners from NBBJ their input on two options for the Columbus Campus.
Two options for the Delaware Campus have been crafted by NBBJ for our review and input. Please join us for a forum at the Delaware Campus to review those options on Monday, January 28, 2013, 1:00-2:00 p.m.in Moeller Hall. No RSVP is required to attend.
“Titanic: A Retrospective,” the play produced by Theatre Columbus State last season, was the winner of three 2012 Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable Awards January 27, including Best Director for theater instructor Frank A. Barnhart; Best Costume Design for student Julie Flynn; and Best Play of 2012! Flynn is a sophomore Arts and Sciences major with a theater emphasis. The play was created by Barnhart to commemorate the historic 100-year anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic.
How can our assessment practices both help students learn and make our teaching more effective? How do we know that our students are learning what we say they will learn? Discuss this and more through two upcoming programs:
Open Online Course: Assessing Learning
February 6 through March 1 (online in Blackboard)
All employees, especially faculty, are invited to participate in a self-paced, open online course called Assessing Learning. It will include units on Classroom Assessment Techniques, Providing Feedback and Developing Rubrics. The main objective is to identify and explore questions and issues of great interest to the participants. (This combines and revises two classes previously offered through the Adjunct Engagement Initiative.) To learn more about the course design and expectations, and to register, visit the event registration page for this class.
Faculty Onboarding and Renewal: “Assessment for Learning”
Friday, February 15, Location TBA
The next onboarding session will look at the purpose, process and structure of assessment at Columbus State. Columbus State’s Faculty Fellows for Assessment, Adam Moskowitz and Lisa Cerrato, will lead the conversation. This is a great opportunity for those taking the online course to bring their online conversation to a face-to-face meeting. Register in advance.
For information on either program contact Rich James at ext.2175.
As part of the continuing Achieving the Dream project, a number of Columbus State faculty and staff members will facilitate discussions about current gaps in our students’ success. You are invited to attend one or more of these sessions, as your insight is very valuable and will help to drive the college's student success initiative. Seating is limited so sign up today!
To participate in a conversation about success gaps of Developmental Education students, you are invited to attend one of the following sessions:
Charla Fraley will facilitate a discussion on Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 a.m.Sign up here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=465&D=2956
Tisha McClaughin will facilitate a discussion on Wednesday, January 30, 1:00 p.m. Sign up here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=465&D=2957
Raquel (Guadalope) Pina will facilitate a discussion on Thursday, January 31, 10:00 a.m. Sign up here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=465&D=2951
To participate in the conversation about student success gaps by Race/Ethnicity, you are invited to attend:
Sandy Kellam’s discussion on Thursday, January 31, at 2:00 p.m. Sign up here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=463&D=2949
To participate in the conversation about student success gaps by Socio/Economic Status, you are invited to attend one of the following sessions:
Lori McKenzie will facilitate a discussion on Friday, February 1, at 11:00 a.m. Sign up here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=464&D=2950
Tywan Banks will facilitate a discussion on Tuesday, February 12, at Noon. Sign up here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/register.asp?C=464&D=2958
A portion of Kojo Kamau’s concept for the Cultural Wall on the Long St. Bridge includes historic photographs and educational captions.
The Ohio Department of Transportation held a public input meeting recently at the King Arts Complex to unveil the artist concepts for the Long Street Cultural Wall installation. The wall will be located on the south side of the new Long Street Bridge that crosses over Interstate 71 and connects Downtown to the King Lincoln District near campus.
The two finalists selected for public consideration include Larry Winston Collins and Kojo Kamau. The work presented by Collins includes a series of linoleum block prints of famous African Americans that either lived on the Near East Side, or had a connection to the neighborhood through performances at the Lincoln Theatre. The work displayed by Kamau includes a photo montage of people, places and events depicting the historical aspects of the neighborhood, along with educational information to accompany it. A third option was also on display, which combined images and elements from each artist in a collaborative effort.
ODOT is seeking public comments on the artist concepts through July 6. You can send your comments directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The completion of the Long Street Cultural Wall and public unveiling of the project is scheduled for Fall of 2013.
Poe Timmons, outgoing Chair of the Board of Trustees, accepts a plaque from Dr. Harrison in appreciation of her work heading the Board since 2011.
Three students from the Global Bridges program participated in the Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) lecture titled U.S. Leadership in Global Health in an Era of Austerity. From left are student Paul Saltz, Vanessa Kumar, and students Dawn Musil and Erika Santolalla. Dr. Stephen Morrison, Director of the Center on Global Health Policy, was the keynote speaker followed by a panel discussion on the future of health initiatives around the world. Global Bridges students routinely participate in activities focusing on global leadership, community connections, and current world events. For more information on the Global Bridges program, please contact Vanessa Kumar, Diversity & Study Abroad, at ext.5503.