June 16, 2014
Action research opportunity for faculty offered
Are you curious about the benefits of active and collaborative learning? Are you willing to experiment with instructional methods to see what works and for whom? And are you willing to commit to a team of peers meeting regularly for a year to support each other in study, research and sharing of lessons learned?
If you answered “yes” to all the above then you could be a candidate for a Faculty Learning Community. Through a grant sponsored by the Columbus State Student Success Council, up to eight faculty will conduct action research to evaluate the effect of Active and Collaborative Learning on student success. Participants will receive a stipend of $1,000 paid in increments when project milestones are reached.
This opportunity is open to all fulltime tenure-track faculty. Previous experience with active and collaborative learning is not required but demonstrable interest and a willingness to experiment and share with colleagues is essential.
To read why this is an important topic of study, and to download an application, go to http://www.cscc.edu/about/faculty/pd/acl.shtml. For more information, contact project leaders Julie Cronk, Ron Elizaga, or Rich James.
Career-Tech high school grads get credits posted in Admissions
In the last couple of weeks many students from our region and the rest of Ohio not only graduated from high school, but they also completed state-approved Career-Technical programs through high schools and career centers. If those students continue in the same pathway at Columbus State, they can earn credits towards their associate degree through an articulation agreement and/or Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs).
Students with Articulation Agreements should visit Admissions on the lower level of Madison Hall, in order to meet with either Chaka Wilson or Ben Williams to have their agreement processed. After a student’s Articulation Agreement is processed, the credits will typically be posted to the student’s Columbus State transcript within 48 hours. It’s that simple. Thank you for your assistance! More on this process can be found at http://www.cscc.edu/community/career-tech/.
If you are interested in being a part of the Columbus State Pelotonia volunteer crew on Saturday, August 9, please attend a volunteer meeting on Wednesday, June 18, at 12:00 p.m. in Rhodes Hall 114. If you can’t make the meeting, or need more information, please contact Nichole Bowman-Glover, Wellness coordinator, at ext. 3989.
School Employees Retirement System information session offered
SERS of Ohio will offer an information session on Thursday, June 19, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in WD 404, where you can get retirement information and hear about upcoming changes to the system that will take place in 2015. To ensure your space and literature availability, please email Sherita Golden if you’d like to attend, although this is not mandatory.
Please join the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Services for a farewell gathering for Kellie Brennan, Director of Student Conduct, and Adam Miller, Office Associate in Disability Services, on Thursday, June 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the WD 352. Brennan has been with the college for five years, and Miller for 6 years. Join us to thank them both for their service to Columbus State!
LGBT Community and the Black Church – a discussion
Columbus Urban Pride, in partnership with Columbus State and the City of Columbus Community Relations Commission will host a community dialogue on Thursday, June 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. Panelists from local churches and organizations will discuss “How can we heal this relationship?” The discussion is free and open to the public. You can also Tweet your dialogue at #CUPati.
Join artists Kojo Kamau and Larry Winston Collins, and residents of the King-Lincoln and Discovery Districts, as the City of Columbus unveils the Long Street Cultural Wall. The event will honor the signiﬁcant local artists, landmarks, community leaders and pioneers-bridging the past with the present—who have been an integral part of the Columbus story. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy live music, food trucks and plenty of fun for the kids on Thursday, July 10, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. You can RSVP by July 6 online here: Cultural Wall.
Williams has chapter published in STEM Models of Success
Ben Williams, Ph.D., coordinator of Special Projects in Admissions, recently had a book chapter entitled “Using Research- and Evidence-Based Strategies to Increase Access and Gender Equity in STEM: The STEM Equity Pipeline Project” published in J. Luke Wood and Robert T. Palmer’s (Eds.) book, STEM Models of Success: Programs, Policies, and Practices in the Community College (2014).
According to the publisher Information Age Publishing, “Informed by research and theory, each chapter in this volume blazes new territory in articulating how community colleges can advance outcomes for students in STEM, particularly those from historically underrepresented and underserved communities.”
Women are still grossly under-represented in most high-growth, high-tech, and high-wage Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career fields outside of medical and health sciences. In his chapter, Williams explores how the Program Improvement Process for Equity in STEM (PIPE-STEM™) has expanded access and success for females in STEM career-technical pathways throughout the country.
The Ohio STEM Equity Pipeline Project, which started in late fall 2009, currently involves 17 sites, with one more planned for FY2015, in which middle schools, high schools, career centers, community colleges and four-year institutions, and Business and Industry partners are collaborating in using PIPE-STEM to identify the root causes for low participation and low completion of females and other under-represented students in STEM Career and Technical Programs.
Since 2011, this work has been funded through the Office of Career-Technical Education in Ohio Department of Education and administered through a contract with Columbus State. Williams is the project director. See http://www.stemequitypipeline.org/StateTeams/OH.aspx for more information.
The James Care Mammography vehicle will be on campus Monday, July 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the visitor meter spaces across from Nestor Hall. Call the scheduling department to make an appointment at (614) 293-4455 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.