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Campus Updates - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Employees Gearing Up For March 2014 Student Success Fair

The 2014 Student Success Fair, March 4 & 5, will have added elements, including the SWSC open house, EMCC fire truck, faculty opening their classes to "drop in" students, and a 'graduation' photo booth.

Piloted during Spring 2013, the Student Success Fair engages students in personalizing and 'owning' their individual completion goals. By bringing EMCC resources together for two days, employees help students understand the tasks, deadlines and requirements for college completion. 

Student Ambassadors are available to visit classes and provide students with an overview of the event. The presentations take 5 minutes and are scheduled through the Student Union - contact Jessie Leach.

Employees are needed to help staff the event!!! Sign up via Google doc or contact Sandra Chavez.

Employees who participate in the Fair are required to complete training to receive their t-shirt. The 1/2 hour in-person training is available multiple times during the week:

  • Tuesday, February 25 (CTL): 9:00-9:30am & 9:30-10:00am
  • Wednesday, February 26 (CTL): 9:00-9:30am & 9:30-10:00am
  • Wednesday, February 26 (EST N 210): 4:00-4:30pm
  • Thursday, February 27 (EST N 210): 4:00-4:30pm

Online training is also available if employees cannot attend an in-person workshop. Verification of online training requires logging in with your Windows credentials.

During the 2013 Student Success Fair, almost 1000 students participated in the fair and more than 300 students completed the entire passport to earn their "I Will Graduate" t-shirt. 

Monthly Conversation Starters Show We Care

Piloted during the Spring 2013 Student Success Fair, the "I Will Graduate" campaign became a successful tool for engaging and encouraging students to think about completion goals. Employees can use monthly conversation starters to facilitate a dialogue with students. February conversation starters are:

  • Have you completed your FAFSA for the 2014-2015 year?
  • Have you applied for any scholarships?
  • Are you aware of the resources on campus that can help you succeed this semester, like tutoring, counseling, career services, and advising?
  • Have you met with an advisor to set up your Academic Plan?

Each month, new conversation starters are published. The questions are based on the academic calendar and the student experience. By engaging with students, we increase their potential for success.


Our Fabulous EMCC Family - Know Someone Who Should Be Recognized?

Many District nominations/awards are underway for best practices and innovations. If you know individuals who have contributed to EMCC's learning college environment, consider submitting for these awards:

Innovation of the Year Award

  • Purpose: Recognize an employee or team who has designed and implemented a significant innovation that has had a positive impact on the education of students. More info.
  • Submit onlinemcli.maricopa.edu/innovate/apply 
  • DeadlineFriday, March 7

Employee Recognition Program

  • Purpose: Recognize employees at the Maricopa Community Colleges who have made outstanding contributions to advance the District's mission. Five awards will be made in the form of a $1000 scholarship given in the awardee's name to a student at any college or center.
  • Notify: EMCC President's Office 
  • Submit to Foundation: Nomination form 
  • DeadlineWednesday, February 26

Diversity Advisory Council Awards of Excellence

  • Purpose: Individual, group, program or initiative that supports Student Success, One Maricopa and/or Public Stewardship through diversity and inclusiveness efforts.
  • Submit toDaniel Meador  (EMCC's diversity coordinator)
  • DeadlineThursday, February 27

Women of Distinction

  • Purpose: Recognizing an MCCCD woman who has demonstrated leadership, innovation, service and contribution to women. 
  • Submit to: Rita Zaragoza  (EMCC WLG Representative)

  • Learning Summit Team Reunion
  • Learning College Dialogue continues with an emphasis on identifying projects selected from the June 2013 Summit, including the Leadership Academy. Team members bring a 'buddy'; all are welcome. Lunch is served.

    • Date: Thursday, February 20
    • Time: 12:00-1:30pm
    • Location: CTL
  • Adjunct Faculty Positive Psychology Workshop
  • Interactive workshop with learner-centered activities that can be implemented into classes. Register online.

    • Date: Saturday, February 22
    • Time: 8:00-11:30am
    • Location: MON 284
  • SWSC Open House
  • SWSC open house highlights programs and conducts demonstrations during the Tale of Two Cities event on campus.

    • Date: Saturday, February 22
    • Time: 12:30-3:00pm
    • Location: SWSC
  • Scholarship 101
  • Workshop helps students learn how to find and apply for scholarships, including writing essays and getting letters of recommendations.

    • Date: Monday, February 24
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Location: Estrella Conference Center
  • Black History Conference
  • Part of Black History Month, the free conference features workshops and a lunch session.

    • Date: Wednesday, February 26
    • Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
    • Location: Estrella Conference Center
  • IMOR2 Presentation
  • Integrated Marketing, Outreach, Recruitement and Retention (IMOR2) present information about MCCCD's college logos and seek employee feedback during Leadership Council. All employees are welcome.

    • Date: Wednesday, February 26
    • Time: 2:00-2:30pm
    • Location: Plaza Gallery
  • Student Writers Panel
  • Part of Black History Month, the event features students and is open to all.

    • Date: Thursday, February 27
    • Time: 10:05-11:05am
    • Location: Plaza Gallery
  • Student Conference Proposal Deadline
  • Submissions for the Student Conference was extended. Students can submit proposals until after the Student Success Fair.