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6/17/2021 1:32 PMMCC Libraries Pride Story Wall – “LIVE"
Have you shared on the Pride Story Wall this month yet?! Here's another opportunity -Join the MCC Libraries and The Multicultural Center as we connect and celebrate together during PRIDE Month. Let's share stories of our first Pride experiences, advice, support, and much more! This online gathering is open to ALL community members who identify as LGBTQ+, and supportive allies.

Register Here: http://bit.ly/MCCPride​​ 

Tuesday, June 29, 2:00pm

For information, please contact IMoffice@middlesex.mass.edu

Maria McDuffie Clark
6/9/2021 4:50 PMPatricia Demaras’ Retirement Celebration!

Please join the International, Multicultural, and Veterans Affairs Office send best wishes and congratulations to Patricia Demaras as she enters Retirement! We will have a proper send-off to thank her for her 31 years of service at MCC.

Registration available now: 

http://bit.ly/PatDemarasRetires

Send Pat a recorded Celebratory Message by June 18:

http://bit.ly/PatCongrats

For more information: Please contact myself or Jessica Frost FROSTJA@middlesex.mass.edu



Maria McDuffie Clark
6/16/2021 12:48 PMMCC Libraries Pride Story Wall

​MCC Libraries have created an online space where we can celebrate Pride Month together. Show your support on the Pride Story Wall: A place for LBGTQ+ and allies. Share your coming out story, why you haven't come out, come out (named or anon); share your experiences, advice and support. Open up. Be proud. Celebrate our PRIDE!

https://libguides.middlesex.mass.edu/LGBT/pridestorywall


Kim Money Priddy
6/15/2021 10:03 AMREMINDER - Submit Your Voluntary Vaccination Incentive Program Form

​If you haven't done so already, please remember to submit your Voluntary Vaccination Incentive Program forms by July 1, 2021 to receive a Middlesex Community College, “Caring About Community" customized jacket.  All employees are eligible to participate and the program is completely voluntary! Please submit the forms directly to Marielle Abou-Mitri at aboumitrim@middlesex.mass.edu. Thank you for your ongoing dedication to MCC and stay well!​Vaccination Incentive Program Form 2021.pdf

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6/14/2021 2:49 PMWhy Is My Event Not Showing On The College Events Calendar?

You have entered your event in 25Live Pro and it has been confirmed, but you notice that it is not appearing on the College Events Calendar.

Why?


As we continue to grow and configure what should appear and what shouldn't appear on the calendar, we need some additional information from you in this beginning phase.​

After entering your event into 25Live Pro, if it does not appear on the College Events Calendar*, please let us know the following information by emailing it to  servicedesk@middlesex.mass.edu :

  • your department/organization associated with the event(s)
  • the Event Type you used and others you plan to use for future events
  • the Event Title or Name
  • the Event Reference # (if you have that).
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​Once we have this information, we can quickly configure the calendar settings to have your department + event type(s) combination appear on the calendar. You only have to do this once –  once configured these events will automatically appear thereafter (unless the “Don't Publish To Web" checkbox is flagged on the event form when submitted)..

(*Please allow approximately 15 minutes for a confirmed event to make its appearance on the calendar after it synchronizes.)

 Thank you again for your assistance in helping us expand and improve the College Events Calendar.

https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/calendars/​


Ellen Ricca
6/14/2021 2:48 PMHelp Us Improve the College Events Calendar

Help us make the College Events Calendar the place to go to find upcoming MCC events by entering your events  into the 25Live Pro system. 25Live Pro can accept events whether they are held on-campus,  off-campus, or virtually.


Only those events entered in 25Live Pro and approved by a room scheduler are able to appear on the College Events Calendar.

To submit your event in 25Live Pro, log in to My MCC, click the Faculty & Staff tab, then click Room Reservations. Remember to click the Sign In link then click Create an Event to start the Event Wizard. For virtual or off-campus events select the “Off Campus" location in the Event Wizard form.

If you post Zoom links in your event description, be sure to employ recommended Zoom security settings for your meeting room. Information on Virtual Meeting Security is available here. An alternative to posting a Zoom meeting link is to add text like "For more information and meeting link, please contact abc123@middlesex.mass.edu." in the event description field.

Information on the features available on the College Events Calendar can be found here.

If you need assistance entering your event in 25Live Pro, you may contact a room scheduler (https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/roomreservations/​) or servicedesk@middlesex.mass.edu


Ellen Ricca
6/14/2021 12:23 PMNCBI National Training Opportunity July 19 – 21, 2021 (online)

​For nearly 15 years, MCC has had a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) team.  NCBI is a national organization focused on building leadership skills for diversity, equity and inclusion, and resource teams. MCC is part of the Massachusetts NCBI Consortium along with North Shore CC, Cape Cod CC, Salem State University, and the MA Dept of Education-Human Resources Secretariat's Office.

Many of you have participated in NCBI team led workshops over the years that ranged from a few hours to a full day. NCBI is an effective model to foster equity-minded communities by building skills and allyship.  There are many programs and trainings emerging at the College and NCBI is one of many options we have today. That's a good thing!

We invite you to participate in a 3 day, NCBI Train The Trainer workshop that will be online via Zoom and the estimated time commitment is:

Monday, July 19, starts ~9:45am participants, ends ~ +/- 3-4:00pm

Tuesday, July 20, starts ~ 9:45am participants, ends ~ +/- 3-4:00pm

Wednesday, July 21, starts ~ 9:45am participants, ends ~+/- 1- 2:00pm

This is a wonderful opportunity if you have previously participated in an NCBI workshop and wish to further develop your skills. Please consider this opportunity and contact either NCBI Campus Team Coordinators: Darcy Orellana (orellanad@middlesex.mass.edu) or Reggie Nichols (nicholsr@middlesex.mass.edu), HR/Diversity & Equity Affairs, if you would like to participate and are able to commit to the timeframe above, or you have any questions.


Darcy Orellana/HR/Diversity & Equity Affairs
6/14/2021 12:18 PMCOVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

​See Attached for The Employee Notice Regarding Masssachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave​

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6/14/2021 12:02 PMMCC Libraries Pride Story Wall

​MCC Libraries have created an online space where we can celebrate Pride Month together. Show your support on the Pride Story Wall: A place for LBGTQ+ and allies. Share your coming out story, why you haven't come out, come out (named or anon); share your experiences, advice and support. Open up. Be proud. Celebrate our PRIDE!

https://libguides.middlesex.mass.edu/LGBT/pridestorywall


Kim Money Priddy
6/14/2021 10:51 AMJuneteenth Holiday

The newly established Juneteenth Holiday, celebrated each year on June 19th, falls on a Saturday this year. The following guidelines are consistent with those provided to the College from the Massachusetts Community Colleges' Office of the General Counsel and are in accordance with state law, collective bargaining agreements, and non-unit handbooks.

The College is open to the public for only essential business on Friday, June 18th. This means that the College will operate with a “skeleton staff". Most employees will be given Friday off with pay and shall enter HLN on their timesheets for Friday, 6/18. Employees and supervisors should work together to determine if staffing within their departments is necessary on Friday, 6/18.

If an employee is asked to work on Friday, due to department need, the following applies based on the employee's job classification: 

  • AFSCME Employees working on Friday, 6/18 shall receive compensatory time based upon actual number of hours worked. These employees shall enter HLN for scheduled hours and COM for actual hours worked on their timesheets.
  • MCCC and NUP employees working on Friday, 6/18 shall enter REG for all hours worked. MCCC and NUP employees take Monday, 6/21 as the scheduled holiday and enter HLN on their timesheet for 6/21.

If you have any questions regarding this notification please reach out to Human Resources for guidance.

Best,
Your Human Resources Team


Human Resources
6/9/2021 4:02 PMMCC Libraries Pride Story Wall

​MCC Libraries have created an online space where we can celebrate Pride Month together. Show your support on the Pride Story Wall: A place for LBGTQ+ and allies. Share your coming out story, why you haven't come out, come out (named or anon); share your experiences, advice and support. Open up. Be proud. Celebrate our PRIDE!

https://libguides.middlesex.mass.edu/LGBT/pridestorywall


Kim Money Priddy
6/9/2021 12:56 PMHelp the MCC Alumni Association Achieve Its 1000 Member Goal!

The MCC Alumni Association has a goal to reach 1000 members by June 30th.  We are so close to this goal – 870 members and counting.  Please help us in this effort:

  • If you are an employee alum, please join and encourage fellow employee alumni to join
  • If you are a faculty member, please share this message with your former students
  • Share the link to join: Alumni Association Member Sign Up​
  • Please post the attached message on your social media sites​

If you or an alum has any questions on the MCC Alumni Association, please contact Amy Lee, Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations at leea@middlesex.mass.edu or go to www.middlesex.mass.edu/alumni.  Thank you! 


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6/9/2021 12:53 PMFSA Sharepoint Calendar 2021-2022

​Faculty Staff Association Members,

Please view the FSA Sharepoint Calendar 2021 – 2022 on the FSA website. There are three filters to view events that embed the FSA SharePoint Calendar 2021 – 2022, the Academic Calendar, and the Religious Observance Calendar. These filters allow the viewer to choose one, two or all three of the calendars' events viewed on the same page. 

Thank you for all your hard work during the 2020-2021 Academic Year, and looking forward to working together as a shared governance body in the 2021–2022 Academic Year!

​Best Regards,                                                                                                                                                                                                    FSA Executive Committee


Dr. James W. Dottin, Jr.
6/8/2021 7:17 PMProfessional Development: The Connected Faculty Summit (June 9th & 10th)

REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit provides a forum to identify and promote the best possible pedagogy, techniques and tools by faculty for online and blended learning and to help faculty design the most engaging experience for learners. Hosted by Arizona State University, REMOTE is an independent [free] conference supported by the ASU Foundation." It will be on June 9th & 10th. Click here to register. https://www.theremotesummit.org/

Peter Shea
6/8/2021 1:43 PMExciting employee discounts from Verizon

See attached for exciting employee discounts from Verizon​

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6/7/2021 4:37 PMMarketing Communications Welcomes Newest Member of the Family

​Please join ​with the Marketing team in congratulating Ronnie Campbell, Marketing's Social Media Coordinator, and his wife Keira on the birth of their son. Henry Patrick Campbell weighing in at 8 lbs. and 2 oz. was born at 10:22 a.m. on Thursday June 3, 2021. Henry and his parents are at home and doing great!​

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Beth Noël
6/7/2021 3:58 PMUpcoming Cultural Competency Training in June

Register for Cultural Competency III​: Communication and Conflict Styles in Asian American Communities (flyer)

June registration​ is open for Cultural Competency III to all faculty and staff: bit.ly/cultural-competency-3. Prior cultural competency training is not required.

Monday, June 28, 2021      

9AM - 12PM

In this three-hour training, participants will sharpen their intercultural competence.

  1. Participants will identify what stage of intercultural sensitivity they are experiencing.
  2. Participants will learn the cultural differences in communication and conflict styles of Asian American communities.
  3. Participants will learn strategies to communicate and resolve conflict with Asian American students and colleagues.

Part-time staff and full time and part time faculty are eligible to receive a stipend as long as participation in the training is outside of working or teaching hours. Proof of supervisor approval can be emailed to THIEML@middlesex.mass.edu​.​

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This workshop is one of several workshops that can be completedin the Diversity Commitment Certificate Program. In the spirit of the college's mission and values, the Certificate Program will increase awareness of diversity, expansiveness, equity mindedness, and will provide professional development "credit" for faculty and staff members.​​​


Linda Thiem
6/7/2021 2:40 PMHelp Us Improve the College Events Calendar

Help us make the College Events Calendar the place to go to find upcoming MCC events by entering your events  into the 25Live Pro system. 25Live Pro can accept events whether they are held on-campus,  off-campus, or virtually.


Only those events entered in 25Live Pro and approved by a room scheduler are able to appear on the College Events Calendar.

To submit your event in 25Live Pro, log in to My MCC, click the Faculty & Staff tab, then click Room Reservations. Remember to click the Sign In link then click Create an Event to start the Event Wizard. For virtual or off-campus events select the “Off Campus" location in the Event Wizard form.

If you post Zoom links in your event description, be sure to employ recommended Zoom security settings for your meeting room. Information on Virtual Meeting Security is available here. An alternative to posting a Zoom meeting link is to add text like "For more information and meeting link, please contact abc123@middlesex.mass.edu." in the event description field.

Information on the features available on the College Events Calendar can be found here.

If you need assistance entering your event in 25Live Pro, you may contact a room scheduler (https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/roomreservations/​) or servicedesk@middlesex.mass.edu


Ellen Ricca
6/7/2021 2:53 PMCollege Events Calendar Feature of the Week

This week's feature:  Share and Promote Events with Facebook and Twitter

Use the power of social media to inform your followers on Facebook and Twitter of events held at the college that may be of interest to them - open houses, info sessions, concerts, theater, fairs, etc...
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Click on the event, then click the small Facebook and/or Twitter icon located at  bottom of the event information. The event details along with a link to the calendar event is generated for you to share or tweet.

To view the College Events Calendar visit: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/calendars/

The link to the College Events Calendar is also available on the My MCC portal under My Links, as well as on the college home page.

Information on the features available on the College Events Calendar can be found here.​​​


Ellen Ricca
6/7/2021 11:15 AMMCC Libraries Pride Story Wall

MCC Libraries have created an online space where we can celebrate Pride Month together. Show your ​​support on the Pride Story Wall: A place for LBGTQ+ and allies. Share your coming out story, why you haven't come out, come out (named or anon); share your experiences, advice and support. Open up. Be proud. Celebrate our PRIDE!

https://libguides.middlesex.mass.edu/LGBT/pridestorywall


Kim Money Priddy
6/3/2021 6:29 PMProfessional Development: Inclusive Redesign for Gateway Courses Opportunity

​The Gardner Institute Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) is a course redesign community that helps participants develop and apply evidence-based and anti-racist teaching practices to improve student learning in gateway courses. The TLA is designed to be an inclusive experience, providing multiple points of entry and opportunities for synchronous and asynchronous engagement. The TLA includes a signature course focused on anti-racist and inclusive practices, a community of practice, self-paced modules, online resources, and webinars.  The Humanities of Inclusive Practices: Keep Walking will take place June 14-23rd all components will be archived to access at your own pace.

Any faculty interested in this opportunity should contact Peter Shea, director of professional development, at sheap@middlesex.mass.edu.

Peter Shea
6/3/2021 11:18 AMUpcoming live concert

​A World of Music Concert Series will be presenting the Rasa String Quartet in a live outdoor concert from 12:00-12:45 pm on  Thursday, June 24 behind the Cowan Center on the Lowell campus. The rain date will be June 25 at noon. MCC faculty member Eunghee Cho, cello, will be joined by Maura Shawn Scanlin, violin; Kiyoshi Hayashi, violin, and Claudia Do Minh Ramos, viola. They will perform a colorful and varied program by Florence Price, Amy Beach, Wei-Chieh Lin, José Elizondo, Felix Mendelssohn and some traditional Danish folk music.

The concert is free and open to the public, but due to the space constraints the audience number will be limited. Please contact Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta at peraltac@middlesex.mass.edu to register to attend.​


Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta
6/3/2021 7:56 AMCommunity Garden Application - Come Garden with us this summer!

It's that time of year again, when we begin our growing season in the Middlesex Community College Community Garden!

We are pleased to be extending applications to residents of the Town of Bedford in this, the 10th year of our campus Community Garden in Bedford!


Applications due by Friday, JUNE 4TH!

The application is for either a  8'x 16' plot  or 8' x 8' within our Community Garden, and will be reviewed by the MCC Sustainability Advisory Committee. To help us make improvements to our garden and offset costs, there is a $25.00 fee for Bedford residents and MCC employees (MCC Students can garden for FREE)

Plots are assigned on first come, first served basis, and will be designated as soon as your application is processed. This plot assignment will then be emailed to you.

Plots will be available for planting starting on Friday, June 4th!

In our garden, we do not use any pesticides or chemicals, so we ask that you do not bring them to use within your own plot.

Summer 2021 Garden Application

 



Want to hear more or have questions?

E-mail us at sustainability@middlesex.mass.edu


Christopher Fiori
6/2/2021 10:15 PMProfessional Development Webinar: Helping marginalized students succeed in higher education

​On Thursday, June 3rd, from 2-3 pm EDT, Dr. Tia Brown McNair, Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). will discuss how to help marginalized students succeed in higher education.  To register, go this address:
https://shindig.com/login/event/mcnair 

Peter Shea
6/2/2021 2:19 PMDrop for Non-Attendance (DN) Summer 2021

Drop for Non-Attendance

 

The Drop for Non-Attendance period is brief for summer 2021 sessions. Please review your roster and drop non-attending students by the following dates:

 

                        Summer Quick-Start             Ending June 18                      DN Deadline: June 7

                        Session I                                  Ending July 1                           DN Deadline: June 9

                        Session II                                 Ending July 28                         DN Deadline: June 14

                        Session III                                Ending August 12                   DN Deadline: July 21

 

Students register for classes each semester with the best intentions, but at times, circumstances prevent them from beginning the semester.  Often these circumstances direct the student's attention away from the College, and they do not drop their courses.  Please take advantage of your opportunity to remove these students from your class.

 

If registered students have not attended, logged into, or otherwise participated during the first few days of class, you may remove them by entering a “DN" as a mid-term grade.  The “DN" removes the student from your class roster and eliminates the need for a failing grade at the end of the term.  Grades of F can negatively impact a student's financial aid eligibility, ability to repeat a course, and overall academic standing.  A “DN" will eliminate these issues. Please see attached instructions on how to enter your DN grades.

 

FAQ: How is attendance for online courses determined?

 

Attendance for online courses from the 2020-21 Federal Student Aid Handbook:

For distance education, documenting that a student has logged into an online class is not sufficient to demonstrate academic attendance by the student. A school must demonstrate that a student participated in class or was otherwise engaged in an academically related activity.

Examples of acceptable evidence of academic attendance and attendance at an academically related activity in a distance education course/program include:

  • student submission of an academic assignment

  • student submission of an exam

  • documented student participation in an interactive tutorial or computer-assisted instruction

  • a posting by the student showing the student's participation in an online study group that is assigned by the institution

  • a posting by the student in a discussion forum showing the student's participation in an online discussion about academic matters

  • An email from the student or other documentation showing that the student initiated contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course.​

If a “DN" is entered and you allow the student to return to class, we can re-register the student.  Please send a request for reinstatement via your MCC email to GradeChange@middlesex.mass.edu. Include the student name and SID (A) number, course, and section.

 

If you have questions on the DN process please contact Katharina Lach at lachk@middlesex.mass.edu or me at boydk@middlesex.mass.edu.


Thank You

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6/2/2021 1:10 PMThe Massachusetts State Retirement Board is hosting several virtual SMART Retirement & Beyond Webinars

​The Massachusetts State Retirement Board is hosting several virtual SMART Retirement & Beyond Webinars, which are held exclusively for Massachusetts State Employees. They are sponsored by State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, the Massachusetts State Retirement Board, and the Massachusetts Deferred Compensation SMART Plan. The Social Security Administration participates when their schedule allows.

These online webinars are beneficial if a member is nearing retirement or just beginning their career. Eligible members learn about the features and latest updates on their pension benefit, the benefits of investing in the Massachusetts Deferred Compensation SMART Plan, and in some cases, an overview of social security benefits for which they may be eligible.

In May we launched a new webinar “Understanding Group Classifications."

To view the upcoming webinars schedule and register, go to:  https://www.mass.gov/service-details/smart-retirement-beyond-virtual-webinars-msrb

Additionally, you can Watch MSRB Educational Videos on YouTube (These include all of our Facebook "Weekly Coffee or Tea with MSRB" weekly episodes.)​


Lauren Hutchinson
6/2/2021 11:40 AMJuneteenth Independence Day - a brief history of the holiday

​Last year Governor Baker issued a proclamation declaring June 19, 2020 as “Juneteenth Independence Day” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Celebrated each year on June 19th, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and is an opportunity to reflect on the need to continue working toward racial justice. 

Dating back to 1865, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the USA. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture describes Juneteenth as “A Celebration of Resilience”. It’s important to recognize that, “Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later. Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as "Juneteenth," by the newly freed people in Texas” (retrieved on 5/25/2021 from https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth).

Juneteenth has been celebrated for over 150 years and marks our nation’s second independence day, reflecting both resilience, hope, and freedom for our Black/African American community. As we continue our work dismantling racism and creating environments where racial justice prevails, Juneteenth is a time to reflect on where we have been and where we need to go in our work towards race-equity and justice at the College, and in our communities, locally and globally.

The newly established Juneteenth Holiday, celebrated each year on June 19th, falls on a Saturday this year. The following guidelines are consistent with those provided to the College from the Massachusetts Community Colleges’ Office of the General Counsel and are in accordance with state law, collective bargaining agreements, and non-unit handbooks.

The College is open to the public for only essential business on Friday, June 18th. This means that the College will operate with a “skeleton staff”. Most employees will be given Friday off with pay and shall enter HLN on their timesheets for Friday, 6/18. Employees and supervisors should work together to determine if staffing within their departments is necessary on Friday, 6/18. 

  • AFSCME Employees working on Friday, 6/18 shall receive compensatory time based upon actual number of hours worked. These employees shall enter HLN for scheduled hours and COM for actual hours worked on their timesheets.
  • MCCC and NUP employees working on Friday, 6/18 shall enter REG for all hours worked. MCCC and NUP employees take Monday, 6/21 as the scheduled holiday and enter HLN on their timesheet for 6/21.​
Human Resources
6/1/2021 3:04 PMHelp Us Improve the College Events Calendar

Help us make the College Events Calendar the place to go to find upcoming MCC events by entering your events  into the 25Live Pro system. 25Live Pro can accept events whether they are held on-campus,  off-campus, or virtually.


Only those events entered in 25Live Pro and approved by a room scheduler are able to appear on the College Events Calendar.

To submit your event in 25Live Pro, log in to My MCC, click the Faculty & Staff tab, then click Room Reservations. Remember to click the Sign In link then click Create an Event to start the Event Wizard. For virtual or off-campus events select the “Off Campus" location in the Event Wizard form.

If you post Zoom links in your event description, be sure to employ recommended Zoom security settings for your meeting room. Information on Virtual Meeting Security is available here. An alternative to posting a Zoom meeting link is to add text like "For more information and meeting link, please contact abc123@middlesex.mass.edu." in the event description field.

Information on the features available on the College Events Calendar can be found here.

If you need assistance entering your event in 25Live Pro, you may contact a room scheduler (https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/roomreservations/) or servicedesk@middlesex.mass.edu


Ellen Ricca
6/1/2021 3:01 PMCollege Events Calendar Feature of the Week

​This week's feature:  Email and Text Reminders

Want to be reminded of an upcoming event on the College Events Calendar? Click on the event, then under the More Event Actions drop-down, click Email Reminder and/or Text Reminder, enter the appropriate info (email address or text phone#) and set the length of the time frame to recveive the reminder (up to 12 hours before the event starts).

To view the College Events Calendar visit: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/calendars/

The link to the College Events Calendar is also available on the My MCC portal under My Links, as well as on the college home page.

Information on the features available on the College Events Calendar can be found here.​​


Ellen Ricca
6/1/2021 11:29 AMOER Workshops & Trainings in June- Faculty Stipend Opportunity!

​As part of its MCC Goes Open initiative, Middlesex Community College is holding synchronous workshops and asynchronous training for faculty who teach a course in a career or technical discipline OR a course that supports Career or Technical Education at Middlesex and wish to learn more about OER and/or Open Pedagogy. The first of these workshops is taking place this Thursday, 6/3. We hope to see you there!

Stipends are available for attendees of ALL workshops!

Space is limited.

Please complete the request form below.

Synchronous  Workshops

Uploading Materials to the Massachusetts Community Colleges Hub @ OER Commons

Thursday, June 3rd 11:00am-12:00pm

Get all the info you'll need to confidently upload your OER materials to OERCommons!

MCC Librarians will cover how to sign up for an OER Commons account and how to add your materials to the MCC OER Commons Group. We'll also share some ideas for formatting your materials and answer any questions that arise along the way!

Exploring OER Together

Thursday, June 10th 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, June 16th 10:00am-12:00pm

Have you wanted to dip your feet into OER to see what is available in your discipline, but didn't know where to start?

Join MCC librarians for a two-hour exploration of searching for quality OER materials that students can access for free from day one of your course.

Sign up with a colleague or several from your department, learn about OER platforms, and practice searching together with a librarian. Leave with some leads on quality OER materials to make available to your students.

Breakout rooms by discipline (i.e. Allied Health; STEM; Liberal Arts; etc.)

Asynchronous Trainings

MCCLibOER Modules 

Have you wanted to learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER), but haven't had the time?

The MCC Libraries are offering a virtual asynchronous OER experience!

The MCCLibOER Modules allow faculty the flexibility to engage with materials and resources that will bring you up to speed on everything OER.

Topics include: Defining, Searching, and Evaluating OER; Adopting, Adapting, and Creating; and Licensing and Sharing. Participants will search and evaluate OER and complete an assessment to test their knowledge.

Anticipated completion time: 3 hours. Deadline for module work: June 30th. 

MCCLibOpen Pedagogy Modules Do you have some experience with Open Educational Resources (OER), but want to explore Open Pedagogy? The MCC Libraries are offering a virtual asynchronous Open Pedagogy experience!

The MCCLibOP Modules allow faculty the flexibility to engage with materials and resources that will bring you up to speed on everything Open Pedagogy. Topics include: Defining and Examples of Open Pedagogy, Designing a Renewable Assignment, and Licensing and Sharing. Participants will develop a renewable assignment and complete an assessment to test their knowledge.

Anticipated completion time: 3 hours. Deadline for module work: June 30th.

 Complete the Registration Request Form

 Questions? Contact Donna G. Maturi at maturid@middlesex.mass.edu 


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