CSEA Faculty Excellence Awards to be given April 29

The 2014 CSEA Faculty Excellence Award ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD.
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Ohio University breaks ground in Dublin, partners with Columbus State

Columbus State Board of Trustees Chair Rich Rosen was among the speakers at an outdoor groundbreaking event for Ohio University’s Dublin Extension Campus.
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Arts & Sciences Series to host happiness researcher

MyersLearn about the scientific pursuit of happi-
ness with Dr. David Myers, professor of psychology at Hope College and author of several books on psychology, faith, and happiness.
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Quality Awards Ceremony scheduled for June 17

The annual Quality Awards ceremony recognizing our Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Full Professor Award, Staff Employee of the Year, Part-Time Staff Employee of the Year, and Quality Improvement Team Award winners will be held Tuesday, June 17
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New Brand Launched

The campus community was the first to see Columbus State’s new brand campaign, complete with the first new logo for the college since 1987, when we re-chartered from Columbus Technical Institute (CTI) to Columbus State Community College! 
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Previous Stories:

March 24

Academic Integrity Week

First Wednesday

Chorus offers spring concert

CSEA Faculty Awards to be given April 29

Concert Band to perform April 29

Can you dig it?

Art studio to present exhibit April 5

Latin American Film Series continues


March 20

Ohio U. breaks ground in Dublin, partners with Columbus State

Parking and driving updates

Future Scientists deadlines approaching

Nominate a student employee today

Blackboard to undergo upgrade

SAC Brown Bag lunch to offer retirement presentation

Advisors present at Great Lakes Region

Human Performance Center offers nutrition seminar

Columbus State students earn math scholarships

Cougar Challenge 5K

Employees can purchase software for home use

Recovery Residence dedicated to MHAD grad

March 17

Quality Awards Ceremony scheduled for June 17

Get Covered America insurance workshops

Hospitality Management program featured

Latin American film series

Arts & Sciences Lecture Series to host happiness researcher

Poverty Summit

Women's Herstory Month activities

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This week at Columbus State
Monday March 24

Academic Integrity Week, 3/24-28

Tuesday March 25
Wednesday March 26
Thursday March 27

SAC Brown Bag lunch: “Thinking through Retirement Options as a Columbus State Employee,” 12 p.m., WD 011

Arts & Sciences Lecture Series: Happines Researcher Dr. David Myers, 7:30 p.m., NH Auditorium


Friday March 28


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Christopher's is open  every Tuesday and Thursday during Spring Semester

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March 27, 2014  

Survey of new students gauges initial engagement

student in classWould new students recommend Columbus State to their friends or family?  Last year, 94 percent of the new fall class said “yes.”  Another 70 percent agreed, or strongly agreed, that they “learned to understand their academic strengths and weaknesses.”  Thirty-seven percent of the group do not work either part or full time. And while 76 percent know about academic advising, only 54 percent said they actually used it.

These and other results from SENSE 2013, the Survey of Entering Student Engagement, are now available online.  The poll focused exclusively on new students and their initial engagement with the college.  Engagement has been found to be a key indicator for college success.

Other results included:

SENSE 2013 is the fourth survey on engagement conducted through the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas. Previous efforts sampled faculty (CCFSSE) and the general student population (CCSSE).  The surveys provide very important data for quality improvement efforts and AQIP, the college’s accreditation pathway.

Need more information about these surveys and results? Contact Rich James

Credit where it’s due- The Reverse Transfer Action Project
logoReverse Transfer sounds like a simple enough project.  Contact former students who are close to graduating and give them a little nudge to finish. What could be easier? Turns out it’s a “who-dun-it” that Sherlock Holmes would appreciate!

The mystery begins when many of those working to earn a bachelor’s degree—after attending a community college—fail to pick up their associate degree.  The reasons are varied.  Some let it slide because they’ve transferred away from Columbus State.  Others landed a job along the way. Some just never filled out the paperwork for their associate degree.  The bottom line is thousands of two-year degrees go unclaimed every year, even though the students have earned the necessary credits while pursuing their bachelor’s degree. 

Enter “Reverse Transfer,” a nationwide effort funded by the Lumina Foundation.  Lumina’s mission is to increase higher education attainment to 60 percent by 2025. The current level is around 35 percent. Which makes Reverse Transfer a good choice for an AQIP Action Project.  AQIP is all about data-driven improvements.

To date, 340 former Columbus State students now count as graduates. The members of the Reverse Transfer project include staff from Records & Registration, Advising Services, Academic Affairs, Curriculum Management, and Enrollment Services.  Martin Maliwesky leads the project. More information about AQIP Action Projects can be found online.

IRS issues guidance on adjunct hours

classroom sceneAs Columbus State awaited guidance from the IRS on parameters for maximum adjunct hours, the limits were set at 11 contact hours for Autumn and Spring Semesters. In February, the IRS issued guidance that provides Columbus State with the opportunity to define the adjunct workload in terms of contact hours instead of as a percentage of a full-time faculty instructional workload. 

Applying this interpretation, the College will redefine maximum contact hours per semester for adjuncts to reflect an increase as follows:  Summer Semester - 9 contact hours; Autumn and Spring Semesters - 12 contact hours. 

Adjunct faculty are compensated in accordance with a one-term contract on a per-contact-hour basis.  A contact hour is defined as one hour of service for teaching and 1.25 hours of service for teaching-related tasks, such as preparation and grading.  Although further guidance may be issued, the IRS has indicated that colleges may rely on these calculation methods at least through the end of 2015. If you have questions concerning adjunct hours, please contact Chief of Staff Kim Hall.


Learn more about FOCUS at sessions in April

Are you interested in learning more about the FOCUS Early Alert system on campus? A one-hour training session explains the history of FOCUS—powered by Starfish—Early Alert at Columbus State, the impact the system has made, and how to use the system both effectively and efficiently with your students.  Interested faculty and staff members can register for one of two training sessions in April, online here: http://web.cscc.edu/is/employeetraining/course.asp?C=480

There’s still time to order new business cards!

logoThe deadline to order new Columbus State business cards with the college’s new logo, is Monday, March 31.  To order cards, please go online to the Marketing & Communications website, click on “Resources” and fill out the business card order form for the Columbus Campus or the Delaware Campus. You will print out the form and give it to your supervisor for approval.  Supervisors are instructed to give all approved (signed) order forms to the individual in the department who orders office supplies through the OfficeMax ordering system. 

headerPlease visit the Columbus State employment website at jobs.cscc.edu to view these exciting career opportunities:

Annually Contracted Faculty in Hospitality, Massage Therapy, Sport and Exercise Studies (Requisition # 3087)

Annually Contracted Faculty in Business Programs (Requisition #3084)