November College Senate Presents Workshops

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2018 Professional Staff Fall Forum – October 22

The Professional Staff Welfare Committee invites Professional Staff to join us at the 2018 Professional Staff Fall Forum.

Sign up in Learner Web today to attend (in person or via WebEx). WebEx attendees will be sent the WebEx link prior to the forum.

The Professional Staff Fall Forum is your opportunity to learn about all the exciting things your College Senators are doing! Attending this event will give you the opportunity to hear from Professional Staff Senators and the members of Professional Staff Welfare Committee. There is also an opportunity to share your concerns and offer solutions to improve the College.

Agenda Topics Include:

  • What is College Senate?
  • What is Professional Staff Welfare Committee?
  • College Senate and Committee Updates
  • Current Initiative, Professional Staff Development Day (planning for spring 2019)
  • Solutions Forum to share concerns and offer solutions
  • Meet current Senators and hear their testimonies of the benefits of serving on College Senate!
  • Light refreshments will be served for those in attendance at Central Campus.

We look forward to seeing you at the forum!
If you have any questions, please to contact Laurie Necasek.

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October Senate Updates

Join a Committee!

Please contact the committee chairs for more information. Full-time faculty and professional staff are eligible to serve on College Senate Committees.

  • Academic Policies – Tony Emetu
  • Credentials – Adam Harris and Kelly Wilson
  • Faculty Welfare – Owen Sutkowski and George Wightman

College Senate Presents

Professional Development Workshops – Register in LearnerWeb

  • The ABC’s of Curriculum Committee and Programs of  Study
    • October 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Central Campus/Hall310
    • October 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Cato Campus/CT3-111
    • October 26 @ 11:00 am- 12:30 pm – Merancas Campus/TS 212
    • October 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Harper Campus/HP350
    • November 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Levine Campus/LV1408
  • College-wide Educational Funding for Trainings and Conferences
    • October 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm- Central Campus/Hall 215
  • ADA Tips and Tricks for Best Practices
    • October 31st @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Central Campus/Hall 304
    • November 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm- Levine Campus/Levine 1306

Focus Fridays

Be sure to sign up for Focus Fridays in LearnerWeb. For more info, please contact Jennifer Perkins.

Faculty Technology Survey Results

The 2018 Faculty Technology Survey results are now available under Initiatives on the Employee Intranet. You can also find additional information about the LMS RFP process.

Upcoming College Senate Speakers

You do not need to be a senator to attend our meetings. Any interested faculty and professional staff members are invited to attend. Meetings are at 2:30 pm in the Allied Health Building, HE4510.

  • October 16, 2018 – Richard Zollinger
  • November 20, 2018 – Jeff Lowrance and Charles Wright
    • Learn more about college safety to include communication and security protocols about incidents and potential threats. There will be time for questions after the presentation.
  • January 15, 2019 – Dr. Deitemeyer

 

 

 

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2017-18 Outstanding Senator Award presented to Lauren Estes

Congratulations to Lauren Estes, 2017-18 Outstanding Senator!

At the May 2018 College Senate Meeting, Richard Zollinger presented the Outstanding Senator Award to Lauren Estes.

Lauren serves on the Professional Welfare Committee and chairs the Student Welfare Committee. She demonstrates passion and leadership in every meeting she attends, whether she is speaking out about student issues or employee issues. Lauren has proposed multiple initiatives for both committees with the intention of improving the welfare of professional staff and students. She understands the needs of students as a result of her role in the College, and brings the student’s perspective to the table when College issues are being discussed. Congratulations to Lauren!

 

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Jennifer Perkins, College Senate President-elect, 2018-19

Congratulations to Jennifer Perkins, College Senate President-elect 2018-19!

headshot of Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Bio
I started my career back in 1995 as an elementary school teacher soon after earning my Master’s degree from Queen’s University. From the start of my teaching career, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of my students for the rest of my career. To this day, I love teaching students and enabling them to be proactive learners and advocates in their education.

In 2004, I started teaching developmental English courses for CPCC, and shortly thereafter, I joined the ACA department. I worked as an adjunct instructor for six years before I was hired to teach full time in the fall of 2010 as an ACA instructor. I have always considered myself fortunate as I get to teach students to be successful whether that be through a college student success course or a study skills course or a transfer success course. My job is literally to help students to be successful in the college classroom and in life itself.

Now, I am even more excited to offer my expertise to my fellow faculty members through professional development. In my current position, I am able to facilitate learning opportunities for faculty and staff here at CPCC. As a peer developer with the professional development department, I mentor new faculty members at the college, facilitate new faculty training on a monthly basis, coordinate and schedule Focus Friday events for all faculty and staff at the college, and provide ongoing training as needed at all six campuses.

Candidate Statement
: Over the years, I have worked closely with adjunct faculty and full time faculty with bi-annual training sessions at the start of every semester. As well as training faculty for ACA, I have also worked to train and prepare summer bridge instructors each year to work with our incoming summer bridge students. I have served on the scholarship committee, summer bridge committee, college senate, curriculum committee, completion by design, IT committee, institutional effectiveness committee, and the communications team. My willingness to work and serve this college is abundant from the shear fact I thoroughly enjoy making a difference in the lives of our students, faculty and staff. Serving as college senate president would only enhance my work here at the college to that next level of leadership. I would be honored by the opportunity to serve and make a difference here at Central Piedmont Community College.

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Professional Staff Spring Forum, in case you missed it!

Did you miss the Professional Staff Spring Forum?

No problem! You can watch the WebEx recording and view the slides anytime!

cherry blossom tree with text: Professional Staff Spring Forum 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics discussed in the forum included:

  • What is College Senate and Professional Staff Welfare Committee (PSWC)?
  • Updates from College Senate
  • PSWC Initiatives for 2017-18
  • Senate Elections (i.e President-Elect and Professional Staff Senators)
  • Questions and Solutions Forum

 

Don’t have time to watch the entire video? View the list of topics in the recording (time stamp included) to watch the parts that interest you most!

 

Our next forum will be held in the fall, we hope to see you there!

 

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Vote for College Senate President April 23-27

Vote for College Senate President
April 23-27

College Senate has three candidates for President-elect.

The College Senate President represents the faculty and professional staff on numerous committees, college functions and deliberations.

The successful candidate will serve as President-elect during Denise Keating’s presidency in 2018-19, and then as President during the 2019-20 academic year.

To vote during the week of April 23-27, visit  https://services.cpcc.edu/elections/electionid26/ 

Here are the candidates (in alphabetical order, by last name):

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Tony Emetu, MBA, MOS

Tony Emetu, MBA, MOS
Bio:
Education: 
Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration, (Expected 2019)
University of Maryland University College
Master of Business Administration, 2010, Georgia Southern University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management, 2008, Troy University
Associate of Arts, 2009, Valdosta State University
Associate of Science, 2007, Gordon State College
Business Office Technology Diploma, 2000, Sandersville Technical College

 

Department: Office Administration Program Chair
Past Committees: Administrative Technology Committee, 2015-2017

Emetu  Statement: My desire to be College Senate President stems from my passion in being an educator and the difference that I strive to make in the lives of our students. I desire to lead the efforts in maintaining an efficient, productive and nourishing learning environment for our students and a collaborative workplace for the faculty and professional staff that teach and support them. As president, I will work tirelessly to foster productive communication between faculty, administration, and other entities in efforts to accomplish the common goal of serving our students and community. Additionally, I will commit diligent efforts on a continuous basis to ensure that the concerns of faculty and professional staff are heard and voiced to the appropriate entities as well as maintain effective communication with the faculty and professional staff of CPCC.

While in pursuit of a doctoral degree over the course of the past few years, I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and understanding about the inner workings of community colleges and ways in which internal components work together to achieve maximum efficiency. My current research seeks to define the most effective policies and implementation strategies needed to serve diversity within the college environment. Moreover, the knowledge and understanding gained from my studies and research will be very beneficial in my efforts to serve a diverse group of people with distinct needs and concerns.

______________________________________________________________

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Adam Harris, Ph.D

Adam Harris, Ph.D
Bio: 
Greetings colleagues! I have had the pleasure of shaping lives here at CPCC since 2012 by teaching in the Associates of Engineering and eventually Chairing Computer, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering Technology departments.  I think we share in having one of the most rewarding jobs in the world by helping students. I want to help make sure we are as effective as possible in what we do.
Problem solving is in my nature and training; I have been busy creating solutions to problems we all might face. Already in my division I was instrumental in starting up our FabLab, and led my three departments through their accreditation process from our relevant accrediting body. For accreditation I designed and implemented a process that can be used to help other departments and even CPCC itself maintain accreditation.

I have also been working with Section Modification to create tools which make COD calculation and entry faster, easier, less error-prone, and less of a headache in general.  We have already piloted this tool in the Engineering Technology division this semester and I’ve shared the beta test with a few other departments to great success.  I plan to continue finding ways to help us all work smarter and be more effective.

Harris Statement: 
As president of College Senate, my goals are to:
*Reduce redundancy and latency in current process.
*Leverage the brainpower, talents, and skills of our faculty and staff to create tools and
processes that reduce complications and uncertainty for students in our programs.
*Lead the charge on issues that are important to you and bringing those to the attention     of  the Administration.
*Keep faculty and staff engaged in College Senate
*My long-term goals are to build CPCC into such an effective organization that we win an     Aspen Award.

____________________________________________________________

headshot of Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Bio:
I started my career back in 1995 as an elementary school teacher soon after earning my Master’s degree from Queen’s University. From the start of my teaching career, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of my students for the rest of my career. To this day, I love teaching students and enabling them to be proactive learners and advocates in their education.

In 2004, I started teaching developmental English courses for CPCC, and shortly thereafter, I joined the ACA department. I worked as an adjunct instructor for six years before I was hired to teach full time in the fall of 2010 as an ACA instructor. I have always considered myself fortunate as I get to teach students to be successful whether that be through a college student success course or a study skills course or a transfer success course. My job is literally to help students to be successful in the college classroom and in life itself.

Now, I am even more excited to offer my expertise to my fellow faculty members through professional development. In my current position, I am able to facilitate learning opportunities for faculty and staff here at CPCC. As a peer developer with the professional development department, I mentor new faculty members at the college, facilitate new faculty training on a monthly basis, coordinate and schedule Focus Friday events for all faculty and staff at the college, and provide ongoing training as needed at all six campuses.

Perkins Statement
: Over the years, I have worked closely with adjunct faculty and full time faculty with bi-annual training sessions at the start of every semester. As well as training faculty for ACA, I have also worked to train and prepare summer bridge instructors each year to work with our incoming summer bridge students. I have served on the scholarship committee, summer bridge committee, college senate, curriculum committee, completion by design, IT committee, institutional effectiveness committee, and the communications team. My willingness to work and serve this college is abundant from the shear fact I thoroughly enjoy making a difference in the lives of our students, faculty and staff. Serving as college senate president would only enhance my work here at the college to that next level of leadership. I would be honored by the opportunity to serve and make a difference here at Central Piedmont Community College.

_____________________________________________________________

 

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2018 Professional Staff Spring Forum April 18

Please join us on Wednesday, April 18th from 2:00pm-3:00pm in Hall 215 to learn about all the exciting things your College Senators are doing!

Cute polar bear surrounded by pink flowers

The Professional Staff Spring Forum is your opportunity to hear directly from Senators on new initiatives across the college. Attending this event will give you the opportunity to review College Senate updates, propose ideas and discuss issues concerning Professional Staff as well as identify College Senator responsibilities and benefits.

Agenda Topics Include:

  • College Senate Updates
  • Open forum to share concerns and ideas
  • Responsibility of Senators and Committee members
  • Benefits of participation
  • Meet current Senators and hear their testimonies of how great it is to serve on Senate!

All Professional Staff of the College are welcome to attend the Professional Staff Spring Forum. You can attend the forum in person at Central Campus or participate via WebEx. Please see below for the WebEx link.

Light refreshments will be served for those in attendance at Central Campus.

Please view this handout to help familiarize yourself with College Senate: Everything you Need to Know about Being a College Senator

For those interested in the Fall Forum, you can watch it on Panopto. The topics of the forum can be found here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Laurie Necasek!

If any individuals need accommodations to attend the forum, please contact Kelly Natoli (Kelly.natoli@cpcc.edu or extension 6878) prior to the date of the forum.

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Employee Recognition Spring Deadline is April 13!!

Kathy Watkins holds her award for Bio Beyond

Kathy Watkins, recognized for her work with Bio Beyond!

Are you looking for a way to recognize your peers for the outstanding jobs they do? Do you know someone who ensures student success and supports the efforts of all those who work at the college?  Help the Employee Recognition Committee recognize these employees by nominating someone in one of four award categories:

  • Part-time Employee
  • Instructor
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrator/Professional Staff

Employee Recognition Award nominees must have been in their employment category for three years before they are eligible for nomination.

The Recognition Committee is also accepting nominations for the annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

One winner per award category will receive $1,000 for their recognition.

Questions regarding the form or process should be submitted to Committee Chair Amy Dowdy (amy.dowdy@cpcc.edu).  More information as well as links to the fully-online nomination forms for all awards are located on the Professional Development page.

All five spring award winners will be announced by Dr. Deitemeyer during the Fall Forum.

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Candidates for College Senate President-elect

College Senate President  2019-2020

College Senate has three candidates for President-elect.

The College Senate President represents the faculty and professional staff on numerous committees, college functions and deliberations.

The successful candidate will serve as President-elect during Denise Keating’s presidency in 2018-19, and then as President during the 2019-20 academic year.

Here are the candidates (in alphabetical order, by last name):

headshot of Tony Emetu

Tony Emetu, MBA, MOS

Tony Emetu, MBA, MOS
Bio:
Education: 
Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration, (Expected 2019)
University of Maryland University College
Master of Business Administration, 2010, Georgia Southern University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management, 2008, Troy University
Associate of Arts, 2009, Valdosta State University
Associate of Science, 2007, Gordon State College
Business Office Technology Diploma, 2000, Sandersville Technical College

 

Department: Office Administration Program Chair
Past Committees: Administrative Technology Committee, 2015-2017

Emetu  Statement: My desire to be College Senate President stems from my passion in being an educator and the difference that I strive to make in the lives of our students. I desire to lead the efforts in maintaining an efficient, productive and nourishing learning environment for our students and a collaborative workplace for the faculty and professional staff that teach and support them. As president, I will work tirelessly to foster productive communication between faculty, administration, and other entities in efforts to accomplish the common goal of serving our students and community. Additionally, I will commit diligent efforts on a continuous basis to ensure that the concerns of faculty and professional staff are heard and voiced to the appropriate entities as well as maintain effective communication with the faculty and professional staff of CPCC.

While in pursuit of a doctoral degree over the course of the past few years, I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and understanding about the inner workings of community colleges and ways in which internal components work together to achieve maximum efficiency. My current research seeks to define the most effective policies and implementation strategies needed to serve diversity within the college environment. Moreover, the knowledge and understanding gained from my studies and research will be very beneficial in my efforts to serve a diverse group of people with distinct needs and concerns.

______________________________________________________________

Headshot of Adam Harris, Ph.D

Adam Harris, Ph.D

Adam Harris, Ph.D
Bio: 
Greetings colleagues! I have had the pleasure of shaping lives here at CPCC since 2012 by teaching in the Associates of Engineering and eventually Chairing Computer, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering Technology departments.  I think we share in having one of the most rewarding jobs in the world by helping students. I want to help make sure we are as effective as possible in what we do.
Problem solving is in my nature and training; I have been busy creating solutions to problems we all might face. Already in my division I was instrumental in starting up our FabLab, and led my three departments through their accreditation process from our relevant accrediting body. For accreditation I designed and implemented a process that can be used to help other departments and even CPCC itself maintain accreditation.

I have also been working with Section Modification to create tools which make COD calculation and entry faster, easier, less error-prone, and less of a headache in general.  We have already piloted this tool in the Engineering Technology division this semester and I’ve shared the beta test with a few other departments to great success.  I plan to continue finding ways to help us all work smarter and be more effective.

Harris Statement: 
As president of College Senate, my goals are to:
*Reduce redundancy and latency in current process.
*Leverage the brainpower, talents, and skills of our faculty and staff to create tools and
processes that reduce complications and uncertainty for students in our programs.
*Lead the charge on issues that are important to you and bringing those to the attention     of  the Administration.
*Keep faculty and staff engaged in College Senate
*My long-term goals are to build CPCC into such an effective organization that we win an     Aspen Award.

____________________________________________________________

headshot of Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Bio:
I started my career back in 1995 as an elementary school teacher soon after earning my Master’s degree from Queen’s University. From the start of my teaching career, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of my students for the rest of my career. To this day, I love teaching students and enabling them to be proactive learners and advocates in their education.

In 2004, I started teaching developmental English courses for CPCC, and shortly thereafter, I joined the ACA department. I worked as an adjunct instructor for six years before I was hired to teach full time in the fall of 2010 as an ACA instructor. I have always considered myself fortunate as I get to teach students to be successful whether that be through a college student success course or a study skills course or a transfer success course. My job is literally to help students to be successful in the college classroom and in life itself.

Now, I am even more excited to offer my expertise to my fellow faculty members through professional development. In my current position, I am able to facilitate learning opportunities for faculty and staff here at CPCC. As a peer developer with the professional development department, I mentor new faculty members at the college, facilitate new faculty training on a monthly basis, coordinate and schedule Focus Friday events for all faculty and staff at the college, and provide ongoing training as needed at all six campuses.

Perkins Statement
: Over the years, I have worked closely with adjunct faculty and full time faculty with bi-annual training sessions at the start of every semester. As well as training faculty for ACA, I have also worked to train and prepare summer bridge instructors each year to work with our incoming summer bridge students. I have served on the scholarship committee, summer bridge committee, college senate, curriculum committee, completion by design, IT committee, institutional effectiveness committee, and the communications team. My willingness to work and serve this college is abundant from the shear fact I thoroughly enjoy making a difference in the lives of our students, faculty and staff. Serving as college senate president would only enhance my work here at the college to that next level of leadership. I would be honored by the opportunity to serve and make a difference here at Central Piedmont Community College.

_____________________________________________________________

Candidates will be introduced at the April 17 College Senate meeting and voting will commence during the week of April 23, 2018.

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