Academic Affairs message
A message from Kathleen Curphy
Thank you for your warm welcome. I have been truly overwhelmed with the support I have received since I have been here. I have met interesting, exciting and innovative faculty and staff as I have made the grand tour of our campuses and centers. Your programs and facilities are impressive. I would like to thank those of you who took the time to visit with me about your programs and students. I am very excited to be here and look forward to being a part of an innovative institution that has a strong impact in the community.
MCC and Nebraska Department of Labor NEworks partnership
MCC has partnered with the Nebraska Department of Labor to serve MCC students and alumni and community employers in the job-seeking process. The MCC- Nebraska Department of Labor partnership allows students and employers to use a free state-provided service employment engine to post available jobs and résumés: neworks.nebraska.gov. A “Recruit MCC” keyword allows employers and students to connect more efficiently.
The Nebraska Department of Labor will provide MCC with aggregate reports on student and employer activity related to MCC. Currently, 859 MCC students are registered, and we expect that number to triple by Fall 2014 when the Human Relations courses are run this fall.
Tutoring changes in the Academic Resource Center
Let students know about the free drop-in tutoring for many academic subjects in the MCC’s Academic Resource Centers. We have recently changed our tutoring model and expanded tutoring hours. Now day and evening tutoring for science, foreign language, accounting and social science courses is available at the Fort Omaha, South Omaha and Elkhorn Valley campuses and the Sarpy Center.
IFEX is moving!
The Institute for Faculty Excellence will be moving to a new location on the Fort Omaha Campus. The team plans to be moved to 14S by the beginning of Winter quarter. The IFEX team members are Lynn Bradman (Center for Learning Effectiveness, Assessment and Research), Cindy Catherwood (Curriculum Design Studio) and Teri Quick (IFEX coordinator, faculty development and learning communities). Plan to stop by and check out the new digs up on “the hill” at 14S.
Teamwork Makes the Dreams Work
At MCC, colleagues come together every day in service to students and communities. Teamwork is key to our success and has been for the past 40 years. Every generation of the MCC family has done its part to contribute to past milestones, present hallmarks and future opportunities. Through teamwork, MCC has earned its reputation for ensuring student success and learning. We know our students’ names, we know their goals and we help them get to where they want to go. At the same time, we understand the barriers students experience, and we work together to address them because we know education creates opportunities.
Registrar Albertha Schmid shares reminders on deadlines and forms.