Monday, July 9, 2007

Celebrate Teaching and Learning at Columbus State July 20You are enthusiastically invited to join your colleagues for an exciting and informative day "Celebrating Teaching and Learning" on Friday, July 20. Columbus State faculty and professional staff will present afternoon breakout sessions highlighting best practices in a variety of academic areas: information fluency (literacy), instructional design, rubrics, evaluation vs. assessment, online communities, student advising and DARS, capstone experience, the college assessment plan, and more.

Dr. Tim Riordan, Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wis., will be our keynote speaker and conduct the morning hands-on workshop, "Designing Learning as a Developmental and Active Process." He will lead us in exploring possibilities for our own practice and approach to teaching, learning, and assessment.

Dr. Riordan has participated in national initiatives on the scholarship of teaching and has regularly presented at national and international conferences, consulted with a wide variety of institutions, and written extensively on teaching and learning.

Fun giveaways will be raffled to participants, including certificates for massages, Christopher's, and the Human Performance Center. Faculty will receive a thumb drive with the Assessment Plan Handbook and the Curriculum Handbook on it.

Date of Event: Friday, July 20, 2007
Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
A light breakfast and a yummy lunch will be provided!

Online registration: If you have any questions, please contact Libby Daugherty, Ph.D., Director of Assessment, by email

Please register before July 17 so that we have an up-to-date count for food and materials.

Amanda Coleman

Columbus State graduate and adjunct named 2007 Paralegal of the YearThe Paralegal Association of Central Ohio (PACO) has named Columbus State alumna and adjunct instructor Amanda Coleman as its "Paralegal of the Year."

Coleman is a paralegal at Jones Day in the business practices group and served as the President of PACO from 2005-2007. She was nominated by her peers for her commitment to the profession and to upholding strong ethical standards, her leadership in PACO, and her role as a dedicated paralegal educator at Columbus State. According to Coleman, "Behind every successful attorney is an exhausted paralegal!"

Coleman (formerly Cochran) was featured in the Columbus State 2005 Annual Report.


Several payroll changes to occur on July 13 paychecksPlease take note of the following changes that will be reflected on your July 13 paycheck. All fulltime employees will receive a one-time payment of $500 to help defray the cost of health care. You will also see a change in your insurance deduction on this check. The insurance deduction will reflect the difference of the old rate paid in June for the July premium, which is higher, plus your new semi-monthly deduction. Salary increases will be included on the July 31 paycheck. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Missy Graham at ext. 5715; Becky Ribble at ext. 5791; or Teresa Kackley at ext. 5617.

YAATC accepting new students The Youth and Adult Automotive Training Center (YAATC) is now accepting applications for their 2007-2008 class. This program is designed to give disadvantaged individuals the opportunity to train in the field of automotive technology. Upon completion of this 10-month program, individuals will have earned college credits in automotive technology, job placement assistance, credentials from Ford Motor Company and job readiness/life-skills training. 

Interested individuals must be 17 or older and drug-free, and they must have a good driving record and an interest in working in the automotive field. Classes will begin August 20. The program is free to qualified individuals. Applications and additional information can be found online at:

Go Bowling for Kids Please join the Staff Advisory Council's Activities Committee for a night of Bowling for Kids  on Tuesday, July 17, from 6-9 p.m. at Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5707 Forest Hills Blvd., Columbus (off of E. Dublin-Granville Road and Cleveland Avenue).

The cost is $12 per person in advance, or $15 at the door, and includes shoe rental and two games. Tickets are available from SAC's Activities Committee members. To find a representative, visit

This event benefits the annual Holidays are for Kids fund-raiser and is a great way for coworkers to mingle.