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Inside Story for Thursday, December 24, 2009

College Closed for Holiday Break

MCC is closed for winter holiday Dec. 25-Jan. 1. Happy holidays from Marketing and Public Relations!

Voicemail Unavailable Dec. 28

The voicemail system will be unavailable Monday, Dec. 28, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 6 p.m. for system maintenance. Access to voicemail boxes will not be available nor will telephones transfer calls to the voicemail boxes until the system is operational at 6 p.m.

Voicemail Greetings During Holiday Break

As the holiday break approaches, it is time to set your voicemail to provide an alternate greeting for callers. 

As an example:
"You have reached the desk of Jane at Metropolitan Community College; the college is closed for the holiday break.  I will return on January 4th, 2010 please leave a message after the tone."

Or

"You have reached the desk of Jane at Metropolitan Community College.  The college is closed for holiday break beginning December 25 thru January 1.  I will be out of my office starting December 21 and will return on January 4th.  If you would like to leave a message, please do so after the tone."

Procedure to record an ALTERNATE greeting:
Set your alternate greeting when you are going to be out of the office for any length of time (i.e. vacation):
• Access your voicemail box.
• Press 4 for setup options.
• Press 1 for greetings/call transfer.
• Press 1 for greetings.
• You will hear: "Your current greeting is the standard greeting... "
• The system plays your recorded greeting. You must listen to this entire greeting before pressing any keys.
• Press 2 for alternate greeting.
• The system will play: "Your current greeting is the alternate greeting" and will play what you have recorded (if anything).
• If you are satisfied with this greeting, press * to exit. Otherwise, follow the prompts to re-record.
• This automatically activates your alternate greeting.

You can contact the Help Desk at 2900 for assistance.

Remember when you return from holiday break, to change back to your standard greeting.

Procedure to return to your STANDARD greeting:
• Access your voicemail box.
• Press 4 for setup options.
• Press 1 for greetings/call transfer.
• Press 1 for greetings.
• Press 2 to turn off your alternate greeting.
• Press * to exit.

MCC Supports Research

MCC provides guidance for the use of our students and employees as participants in research projects through the Human Participants Research Policy, Index No. X26. Adherence to the policy demonstrates that the College encourages and supports research as systematic investigations that are designed to develop or contribute to generalized knowledge. 

Any research that involves human participants must comply with federal regulations and conform to basic ethical principles. MCC's policy applies to all research projects where our students and/or employees are research or test participants. The policy does not apply to evaluation or classroom activities which are part of an organized curriculum. Responsibility for coordinating human subject research requests resides with the Center for Learning, Effectiveness, Assessment and Research (CLEAR) Office. 

Researchers requesting to use MCC students and/or employees as subjects must submit a 'Research Approval Request Form for Review of Human Participants Research' form available through the CLEAR Office, The Institutional Research web site or found on the College's Forms Bank through the web site. Researchers working through an accrediting educational institution with an established human subject policy may submit a copy of the institution's application and support documents in addition to completing MCC's application. A Human Participants Research Review Committee consisting of the CLEAR Coordinator, a representative from the Office of Institutional Research, a Vice President and others as appropriate will review all applications and approve or deny requests.

Keep Idling to Minimum for Fuel Efficiency

Idling gets you 0 miles per gallon. The best way to warm up a vehicle is to drive it. No more than 30 seconds of idling on winter days is needed. Anything more simply wastes fuel and increases emissions.

MCC Job Openings

For information about the College’s open positions and how to apply, visit www.mccneb.edu/hr or call the jobline at (402) 738-4050. Applications are also online at www.mccnebjobs.com.

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