Academic Affairs message
A message from Kathleen Curphy
An Office of Institutional Effectiveness has been formed within Academic Affairs. Institutional Effectiveness will provide the ongoing systems, processes and practices that include planning and evaluation of programs and administrative services. Institutional Effectiveness will allow the College to make data-informed decisions. All of the efforts of Institutional Effectiveness will serve the purpose of improving programs and services while increasing student persistence and success. The Institutional Effectiveness department will receive direction from an Institutional Effectiveness Committee.
Academic Affairs Day and Faculty Development Day
Mark your calendar for the upcoming Academic Affairs Day on Monday, March 3 and Faculty Development Day on Wednesday, March 5. These events will offer faculty an opportunity to network, celebrate achievements and learn.
Excellence in Teaching Award nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 MCC Excellence in Teaching Awards. The MCC Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize full-time and adjunct faculty based on four criteria:
- Commitment to learning
- Relationships with students
- Relationships with colleagues
Military student recognition luncheon
The Office of Military and Veteran Support Services hosted a military student recognition luncheon on Sunday, Jan. 19 at the South Omaha Campus, Industrial Training Center.
Student success presentations
In an effort to support student achievement, student success presentations will now be available to faculty each quarter. Faculty may request up to two workshops per quarter. All presentations are approximately 45 minutes in length, and all requests must be made no later than two weeks prior to the presentation date.
MCC's credit insurance classes approved by Nebraska Department of Insurance
The Nebraska Department of Insurance has approved MCC to offer the courses necessary to become a licensed insurance provider. MCC is the only accredited academic institution in Nebraska to meet this standard in providing this curriculum.
Your Great Plains Theatre Conference
Even though we are in the middle of a particularly cold winter, the Great Plains Theatre Conference staff and Events Services are dreaming of late May when Memorial Day weekend kicks off the ninth Great Plains Theatre Conference at the Fort Omaha Campus.
Community mural project
MCC is in the process of developing a community mural project for spring and summer 2014 that will result in an approximately 3,000-square-foot mural on the south wall of the South Omaha Campus. This project will be the centerpiece of community programming and activities that will be a collaboration among working local mural artist and MCC instructor, Mike Giron; MCC art history instructor, Susan Trinkle; MCC students; Kent Bellows Studio; Joslyn Art Museum; and the greater South Omaha community. The project is supported by the Institute for Cultural Connections, Metropolitan Community College Foundation and is also seeking additional grant funding.
Registrar Albertha Schmid shares reminders about deadlines and forms.
Winter and Spring important dates