Campus Updates - Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Student Satisfaction Inventory Provides Feedback to College
The Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory was administered to EMCC students during the Spring 2013 semester. The inventory identifies a college's strengths and challenges in 12 categories. Students provide feedback on more than 100 items. Each item describes an expectation about the student experience on campus; students then rate how important the item is for EMCC to meet the expectation and how satisfied the student is with EMCC fulfilling the expectation. EMCC received 400 valid responses and the college's results were compared to the national norms.
Overall, EMCC students rate their experience with the college as positive. Data for summary items, include:
Ranked by importance, students indicated the following as EMCC strengths:
EMCC exceeds the national mean on several items, including:
Many of EMCC's strengths also exceeded the national mean - a positive aspect for the college. Our institutional challenges can likely be addressed by using the talents and skills that have contributed to our strengths, including EMCC employee innovation and proactive adoption of best practices. Read more.
Students Organize Team for AIDS Walk
Sociology students in Olga Tsoudis' Human Sexuality course organized an EMCC Team to participate in Phoenix's 2013 AIDS Walk & 5K Run. The team had 50 walkers and raised over $1,000 for the fundraiser. Students, EMCC employees and community members joined together Sunday, October 20 to raise social awareness and support the community.
ACROSS THE CAMPUS
Costume Contest at UW Main Event
Express your superhero spirit by attending EMCC's United Way Main Event Friday, October 25. The event theme, be a superhero, is celebrated by awarding prizes to the 1) best dressed and 2) most original costumes. The costume contest is one of many activities planned; a silent auction, live auction, and games will accompany the catered lunch. Some of the Main Event Auction items can be viewed online. If you are unable to participate, consider purchasing lunch tickets for students or your staff/peers/employees.
EMCC DRS Creates Awareness Event
Pam Grady, Manager of EMCC's Disability Resources Services (DRS), helped create the Campus Event "Empower All Individuals". During October 21-25, students and employees can learn about disabilities and about best practices for the institution/classroom. Activities occur throughout the week:
- Jessie Leach, Coordinator - Student Life
- Sean Forsythe, Client Support Analyst - IT
- 2013-14 NISOD Awards
- Randy McElroy - Laboratory Technician
- Debra Sheldon - Admin Asst II for Learning Support Services
- Laura Dulgar - Interim Dean of Student Services
- UW Superhero Main Event
Enjoy lunch, costume contest, silent auction and games while socializing with your super colleagues. Purchase tickets from Fiscal Services or EMCC volunteers for $10.
- Date: Friday, October 25
- Time: 12:00-1:30pm
- Location: Estrella Conference Center
- Sustainability and Diversity Team Meetings
To support EMCC Core Values, the Sustainability and Diversity Teams meet to plan and discuss upcoming projects. All are welcome.
- Date: Monday, October 28
- Time: 2:00-3:00pm (Sustainability Team), 3:00-4:00pm (Diversity Team)
- Location: Plaza Gallery
- Visiting Artist Lecture
Justyna Badach's Bachelor Portraits have been on display in EMCC's art cases. The artist will be on campus to discuss her work. All are welcome.
- Date: Tuesday, October 29
- Time: 1:00-2:30pm
- Location: CTL
- Talking with your Professors
Student success workshop focuses on the importance of communication between students and instructors. All are welcome.
- Date: Wednesday, October 30
- Time: 12:00-12:50 & 5:00-5:50pm
- Location: CTL
Second Steminar at EMCC features Dr. Chad Johnson and Dr. Kimberly Kobojek from ASU West who will present about their work with, respectively, Black Widow spiders and the Forensics program.
- Date: Wednesday, October 30
- Time: 4:00-5:00pm
- Location: North Community Room
- Student Success Fair Planning Committee
Last year's Student Success Fair (SSF) brought the entire campus together for student success. Help plan this year's SSF by attending the first planning meeting.
- Date: Thursday, October 31
- Time: 2:00-3:00pm
- Location: ACR
- Coffee Talk Series
Informal Q&A between students and administration to promote students' learning journey and discuss issues related to their success. Clay Goodman and Bryan Tippett will be the featured guests.
- Date: Friday, November 1
- Time: 9:00-10:00am
- Location: Student Union