Project 365 nears launch
Columbus State faculty and staff will soon have a powerful email, web, and collaboration tool that can help you work more efficiently. The college will discontinue Novell Groupwise and switch to Microsoft Office 365, which includes an email account in Microsoft Outlook.
With your new Outlook 365 account you’ll get a 50GB Outlook inbox, unlimited email archiving, and browser-based access to virtual Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Lync Instant Messaging.
The Office 365 migration will be completed for all departments and employees during the Holiday Cost Savings Week, December 25, 2013 through January 2, 2014. All employees will be migrated from Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Office 365 by the start of Spring Semester on January 13, 2014.
Need to know more? Go online to www.cscc.edu/365 to see tutorials, schedules, FAQs, training options and more!
What once was “Hybrid” is now “Blended”
The Spring Semester 2014 Class Schedule uses the term "Blended" courses to replace the term "Hybrid." The term Hybrid will no longer be used to describe this type of course.
You will also notice that by clicking on courses identified as blended courses, you will see a description of how a blended course is taught.
The general definition of a blended course is an online course with required real-time, face-to-face sessions. Blended course instruction is split between learning activities online and in a specified location, based on course content. To participate in the online portion of a blended course, a student must have basic computer knowledge along with access to a computer and the Internet.
Students may use a computer at home, at a campus lab, a library, or elsewhere. The face-to-face meetings are held at dates and times specific to each blended course. These sessions may be held in a campus classroom, lab or at an external location, such as a clinical site for health-related classes.
Please join President Harrison on Tuesday, October 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, WD fourth floor, to celebrate our history makers, showcase our students, programs, and partnerships, and learn more about our master plan and regional vision for the future of higher education and workforce development in Central Ohio. Last month, the college hosted more than 150 local business leaders, civic and public officials as President Harrison reviewed our history and shared his vision for the future.
Disability Services offers workshop on autism
Disability Services will offer two sections of a workshop titled “Recognizing and Supporting College Students with Autism,” Oct. 24 and 25. The workshop will consist of an exploration of autism with higher education and practical guidelines for teaching and working with students who are autistic. It will use feedback from participants, student work samples and case studies to discover what is most helpful when working with students on the autism spectrum in the higher education classroom. Sessions are:
Thursday, October 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in DE 106 Register here
Friday, October 25, 8:30-10:30 a.m. in WD 1094 Register here
The Holiday Cost Savings Week will run from Wednesday, December 25, 2013 (Christmas Day) through Wednesday, January 1, 2014(New Year’s Day). The college is closed on both holidays. On December 26, 27, 30 and 31, full-time employees may use Personal Business Leave or Vacation Days to take time off between the holidays.
To read more, go online to the Holiday Cost Savings Initiative FAQs.