Thursday, June 5, 2008

sidewalk with artIcons to identify Discovery DistrictDiscovery District iconAs part of the Discovery District marketing plan being executed for the 2008 Arts Festival, icons will be placed at selected locations throughout the district to help visitors identify with the area. Columbus State has been chosen as one of these locations where the icons will be placed.

These icons are the traditional red compass, and they will be painted onto sidewalks leading visitors from parking lots to the festival and to area attractions. This is temporary art that washes away within a few days. The icons will be painted onto the sidewalks on Thursday, June 5.

The Capitol Crossroads and Discovery Special Improvements District hopes that the effort will help make a lasting impression of the Discovery District.



Deadline June 13
Seventh annual Advanced Adjunct Learning Faculty Workshop begins July 11The Instructional Technology and Distance Learning Department invites all adjunct faculty to apply to the seventh session of the Advanced Adjunct Faculty Learning Workshop for Summer Quarter 2008.  It will be held on the following three Fridays: July 11, August 8 and August 29 from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Ken Bain's book coverThis event will be held at the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation at 339 Cleveland Ave. and in the Center for Workforce Development. The program is open to all adjuncts who have a planned teaching load in Summer Quarter 2008. Dr. Carol Himelhoch, an associate professor at Cleary College and a specialist in adjunct faculty development, will lead the workshop.

Applications can be obtained in CT 339 or from your department chair online here. The deadline for applying for the Summer 08 program is Friday, June 13.  Please send all applications to Rosemary Mayberry, Instructional Technology and Distance Learning Department in CT 339.

The workshop is based on Ken Bain's book “What Best College Teachers Do” and will enable participants to:

  • Develop an understanding of learning styles and their application to teaching.
  • Use assessment tools to measure general learning outcomes.
  • Integrate technology into the teaching-learning process.
  • Share rewarding and challenging classroom experiences with colleagues.
  • Participate in an online learning community hosted by Dr. Himelhoch.
  • Complete a final project applying workshop skills in the classroom.

Summer Quarter Welcome Team assemblingThe members of the Columbus State Welcome Team hope you will have some time to join the team. Welcome Team Summer 2008 will be held June 30 and July 1 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Welcome Team counts on your support and hopes you will once again be able to join in the fun as they welcome new and returning students to Columbus State. 

Your service is vital and appreciated and has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State. Your time, patience and enthusiasm create an excitement that makes Welcome Team a valuable experience for all. This quarter the team will be offering assistance in the main plaza.

Please RSVP to Barbara Allen, or ext. 5526 with the times and days you are able to work. She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.

National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7 CPR trainingHeroes aren't born. They're trained.

Each year an estimated 166,000 lives are claimed by sudden cardiac arrest. That's about 455 people each day—women, men, even children. In a cardiac emergency, CPR and early defibrillation with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) are critical. However, less than one-third of adult sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival. Take the opportunity to learn CPR and how to use an AED. You could be a lifesaver. Columbus State offers CPR training each quarter. The class is called MULT 104. Openings are available Summer Quarter. (Note: If you are in a healthcare profession you will need to take MULT102 CPR)

2007’s top CPR Instructors
The following chart shows the number of students each of these CPR instructors taught in 2007. We would like to thank each of these instructors for teaching this life-saving skill to our community.

That’s a total of 1,256 people trained to save lives!


Fee Waivers due tomorrowEmployee/dependent fee waivers must be received in the Human Resources office by Friday, June 13, at the close of business (4:30 p.m.) to guarantee that they are processed before late fees are assessed.


Information offered on new pay systemThe Columbus State Board of Trustees approved a new policy on performance management at its last board meeting. The Human Resources Department will be holding several information sessions to discuss the implementation of the broad-banding pay system.  

We encourage you to attend one of the four sessions being offered so you will understand how this new system will be administered. The dates, times and locations are as follows:

June 11             9:30-11:30 a.m. in NH-A100
June 12             9:00-11:00 a.m. in FR-110
June 12             1:30 -3:30 p.m. in FR-104


Ben Williams

Williams honored for outstanding dissertation

Ben Williams, Ph.D., admissions advisor and adjunct instructor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, was honored May 30 with the Dissertation of the Year Award in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Department within the School of Educational Policy and Leadership at The Ohio State University. 

Dr. Williams, who graduated from the doctoral program at Ohio State in December 2006, wrote his dissertation on “Expanding perceptions of self and other through study abroad.” His research explored how taking a course on the culture and society of Southern Africa and studying abroad to that region affected the racial identity of white and African-American undergraduate and graduate students. This summer, Williams will be working with his former advisor, Dr. Ada Demb, to publish an article on his research.