- Each Voice Matters AQIP Project Forum
- What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
- Call for Golden Eagle Award Nominations
- Student Newspaper Journalism Boot Camp
- Spring 2016 Blackboard Boot Camp
- 2016 Summer Efficiencies Schedule
- Library Trialing Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription
- PTA Applications Available
- NWACC in the News (new)
As you may know, a team of administrators from NWACC attended an AQIP Strategy Forum with the Higher Learning Commission in February of 2015. One of the goals of the group was to develop and ultimately initiate an action project. Accordingly, the group addressed improved college-wide communication with the topic, “Each Voice Matters.” Upon further defining the project, it was determined that the focus would be on the dissemination of information and the acquiring of feedback during the policy making process. A task force comprised of representatives from faculty and staff was formed in April of 2015 and has been meeting to define the current process, identify gaps and make suggestions for improvements.
You are invited to a campus wide forum scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. in White Auditorium (Burns Hall 1030) to hear status updates and provide input to the Each Voice Matters AQIP Action Project.
If exercising is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, and even if it is not, Wendi Cadle and the HR staff would like to personally invite you to attend NWACC’s lunch time workout sessions taught by professional trainer, Amy Blue. Classes begin January 11 and continue through May 19; excluding Spring Break week (March 21 – March 26).
Working out during your lunch time is a great way to relieve stress, build camaraderie with your coworkers, and enjoy the benefits that exercising provides. Testimonies from several NWACC employees prove that working out at lunch time makes a huge difference in your overall health and wellness.
Class When Time Room Cost
Sculpt Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-12:30 CHP Room 3013 $100 –via 4 monthly payroll deductions of $25 each or payment in full by check.
In sculpt training you will gain strength, balance, flexibility and endurance while focusing on total body health. Sculpt training helps to prevent the development of osteoporosis while firing up your metabolism, helping you to lose weight and inches. Participates should bring a 3, 5, or 8 pound set of dumbbells and an exercise mat.
If you are interested in participating follow the instructions below:
Check: Complete the attached waiver and make your check payable to NWACC in the full amount $100. Submit both to Cassie McGarrah in human resources room 1128 in Burns Hall.
All payments are non-refundable. Waivers, payroll deduction forms and/or checks must be received no later than January 11.
If you want more information please contact Wendi Cadle at extension 3149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As faculty and students are gearing up for finals, it’s time to nominate those students that stood out this fall semester and will be continuing their studies with us through the 2016-2017 academic year! Three amazing students were awarded the Golden Eagle in September, October and November, and the selection committee will be awarding three more in the spring. Students selected for the Golden Eagle Award may be eligible for the Distinguished Golden Eagle Award (as long as they continue to meet the criteria) at the end of the current academic year which will award the recipient with a scholarship worth up to $1,800 for the following academic year. NWACC has many students that stand out for their leadership skills, their commitment to their education, and for the many hours that they contribute to this campus or to their community. It’s time to give these students the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the Golden Eagle Award. Students that meet the criteria may be nominated for the Golden Eagle Award by any administrator, faculty, or staff member. Once the student is nominated and it has been verified that he or she meets the GPA and enrollment criteria (see attached updated criteria for nomination and selection), he or she will be sent an application asking about their personal interests, community and civic activities, and educational/career goals. Recipients will be selected by the selection committee. The Golden Eagle recipient will be recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting and presented with a certificate of recognition as well as a $100.00 check. Please see attached nomination form and criteria for nomination and selection. Please take some time to nominate a student before you leave for your holiday break. Nominations may be submitted at any time through March 25, 2016. Please contact Juanita at email@example.com or 619-2204 if you have any questions.
Eagle View Newspaper Boot Camp is set for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 23, 2016, in room 1459 in Burns Hall. The event is for new and returning staff and for students who want to learn what is involved. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Intense and action-packed overview and several related exercises for generating story ideas, reporting and submission guidelines, interviewing and photography tips, and other items that relate to how the newsroom works. Attendees will learn what is expected from staff, and what support the staff may expect from Eagle View editors, the faculty adviser, and the newspaper lab supervisor. Students may preregister at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Journalism Bootcamp registration), or in person in the Eagle View newsroom, BH 1459. Deadline to register: 12:00 p.m on January 22, but earlier registration is appreciated for planning purposes. (Note: The only requirement for joining the staff of the NWACC Eagle View is enrollment in at least one credit hour at NWACC. Attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp does not automatically put a student on the newspaper staff; interested students complete a staff application form. Conversely, attendance at the Journalism Boot Camp is not a requirement to join the staff, but testimonials from students who attended and then joined the staff are that it helped them get going more smoothly and with more confidence.) Contact: Denise Nemec email@example.com; Mattie Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org; Eagle View email@example.com. In addition, see the attached flyer for additional information about the JOUR 2061 Newspaper Layout Class.
The schedule for Spring, 2016 Blackboard Boot Camps is attached. Make plans to attend an in-person training and learn how to navigate the blackboard system and online courses.
In order to allow faculty and staff adequate time to plan, the Summer Efficiencies Schedule for Summer, 2016, begins the week of May 23, 2016, and runs through the week of August 5, 2016. College offices will be open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and will be closed on Fridays. As some exceptions may apply, please check with your supervisor for specific details that may pertain to your area.
The NWACC library will be trialing an institution-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education from now until June 30, 2016. See the attached document to learn how to access your personal subscription on your computer or mobile device.
The Physical Therapy Assistant Program application is now available online and can be found at the following link: https://www.nwacc.edu/web/academics_healthProfessions/applications
NWACC in the News (NEW)