Campus Updates - Monday, October 10, 2011
EMCC Self-Study Report
On November 7 – 9, a six member team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will be visiting the Estrella Mountain campus to evaluate how the college is meeting its institutional mission.
In preparation, please review the final report and executive summary through the links listed below. For your reference, as required by the new HLC requirements, the Institutional Snapshot, Federal Compliance Information and the Electronic Resource room are located in the EMCC Appendix B.
News from Student Services
There are changes happening in Student Services! Vivian Miranda has started her new two-year assignment as the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) manager. During this time period, Daniel Meador will move into the role of Coordinator, Student Success Programs. These changes provide an opportunity to reevaluate recruitment processes and a new pilot is currently being developed. In the interim, the recruitment function will now report to Ralph Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
Thank you to Daniel and Ralph for accepting these new responsibilities. The continuity of leadership in these areas is instrumental in the College’s ability to provide great service, support and programming for our student population.
Teacher Education 101
This event is for anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher. Main topics will include degree pathways for teacher education professions, as well as information on financial aid. Teacher Education 101 is an excellent opportunity to learn more about educational options and determine which school and program best meet your needs!
Thursday, October 13
Participating institutions include:
This Month’s Teaching Tip
From the Institute of Teacher Education:
Research has determined that the average adult’s working memory can handle between five and nine items (Sousa, 2006). And, the average adult can process those items for only ten to twenty minutes before attention drifts (Sousa). So, when you present new information:
EMCC UW Campaign Goal
As our surrounding communities continue to experience difficult economic challenges, it is more important than ever that we give to Valley of the Sun United Way, so they can assist various West Valley agencies that provide critical resources and support for many of our students, friends and neighbors in need.
Every dollar makes a significant difference to our community, so please join the effort and support this year’s EMCC United Way Campaign. Everyone can participate by completing an online pledge form, bringing in canned food, participating in an activity during game week, attending the Main Event, or participating in the upcoming Online Auction. Click here to learn more!
- Leadership Council
Wednesday, October 12
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
North Community Room
- HLC Visit Preparation:
Thursday, October 13
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- MCCCD Governing Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 18
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- United Way Main Event
- Honors Expo
Wednesday, November 30
Thursday, December 1
Poster board Presentations
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Judging: Oral Presentations
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.