May 22, 2018
When she's not supplying the Incredibles with new supersuits (NO CAPES!), Jane Warren moonlights as an Academic Support Tech at the Nate Waters PTC, and also models glasses. This picture exploded on social media, collecting as many as 200,000 views and 12,000 likes in less than a week. We have it on good authority Jane is happy with her new infamy. (Disclaimer: We did not make the meme, or there would be an apostrophe in "girlfriend's.")
New VP of Workforce Development Sees Tulsa Potential
Pete Selden, TCC’s new vice president of workforce development, has only been on the job for a week, but already has designs on ensuring TCC continues to be a national leader in workforce and economic development.
“On the national level when people talk about who’s doing good things and who is doing best practices in workforce systems, I want TCC to be in that conversation,” says Selden. “There’s so much potential here. There’s good momentum for workforce and economic development. I’m excited to be part of those conversations and initiatives and I have a lot to offer in terms of ideas and connections.”
As vice president of workforce development at TCC, Selden will work across the College’s 38 workforce degree programs and 37 certificate programs that prepare students to go directly into the workplace. He will also assess workforce needs in the Tulsa area and collaborate with employers and workforce agencies to establish training programs to prepare TCC students for employment. Selden will provide leadership to TCC’s 29 community advisory committees that help guide and review the College’s workforce development programs.
Commencement of Greater Things
Last week, during TCC's 48th Commencement Ceremony at the Mabee Center, more than 700 TCC students walked the stage to celebrate the completion of a degree or certificate. TCC anticipates awarding roughly 2,400 degrees and certificates to more than 2,200 students for the 2017-18 academic year.
New Instructor Led Training Opportunities!Did you know that you can log into Skillsoft and see and enroll in upcoming Instructor Led Training Opportunities?
|Course Title||Date and Time||Location|
|Goal Setting 101 Webinar||June 5, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.||Online|
|More Outlook Tips Level 2||June 12, 1 - 3 p.m.||CC207|
|Goal Setting 101 Live||June 12, 9 - 10 a.m.||CC211/213|
To view or enroll, log into SkillSoft. On the Dashboard page look in the lower left for “Upcoming Events” and click on Instructor Led Training or the number in the green box (the number denotes the number of open classes). To see the details about the course, location, timing and other information, click on Actions, View Session Details. There are three tabs: Course Info, Session Info and Meeting Times. To enroll in a class, click on Actions, Enroll in This Session.
If you would like to see some of these classes brought to your campus, that can be arranged, just contact Mary Sirkel (email@example.com) with your request.
In the News
- New Students Selected For TCC's Early College High School Program
Several Green Country eighth graders are getting an early start to college. Union Public Schools and Tulsa Community College surprised the second class of the Early College High School program with the announcement on Wednesday.
- Tulsa Mother Celebrates More Than A Degree At Her College Graduation
Alison McFarlane was as determined as ever to get her degree in Interior Design, but she never thought that she’d have to go through so much, which made Monday night so meaningful.
- Middle-Class Families Increasingly Look to Community Colleges
With college prices in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, more middle-class families are looking for ways to spend less for quality education.
TCC's HLC Assurance Argument Review Comments Due by May 31
In advance of the Higher Learning Commission's accreditation visit this coming September, TCC has posted a draft of its assurance argument that states how TCC meets HLC’s five criteria for accreditation. The criteria for accreditation include:
- Mission – Is TCC’s mission clear and does it guide all college operations?
- Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct – Does TCC act with integrity and operate in an ethical and responsible way?
- Teaching and Learning: Quality Resources and Support – Does TCC provide a high-quality education at all locations and in all environments and settings?
- Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement – Is TCC committed to effective assessment and continuous improvements for programs and services?
- Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness – Does TCC have sufficient resources, processes, and structures to sustain current and future needs?
The assurance argument can be viewed at http://www.tulsacc.edu/hlc-accreditation/assurance-argument, and our HLC Assurance Committee needs faculty and staff to review the document and provide feedback. The document provides the base from which the HCL peer reviewers will evaluate the College.
The HLC Assurance Committee would like faculty and staff feedback before May 31. All responses to the argument should be sent to HLC@tulsacc.edu.
Spotlight on Community
Download or browse TCC's latest magazine! The new issue features stories on the Equity Scorecard, MathPath, Tulsa Achieves and more!
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Tulsa Pride Parade
June 2, 5:30 p.m.
13th & Boston (Park at Metro Campus)
All faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and family are welcome to ride and walk with the TCC float in the Tulsa Pride Parade. Meet on the corner of 13th & Boston, and look for the TCC float. Walkers are encouraged to wear TCC blue or rainbow attire, but be sure to wear clothes for walking. It may be hot, so plan accordingly. Parade will end around 4th & Lansing. A TCC van will be ready to transport people back to the Metro Parking lot.
For more info, contact David Adams, director of student life at Metro Campus at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Libby Adjei, director of student diversity outreach programs at email@example.com.
Coming Up at the McKeon Center for Creativity
- TCC Secret Artist Exhibition
Through May 29
See the artistic talent your colleagues have been hiding at the McKeon Center for Creativity. The exhibition features photography, paintings, pottery, and textiles created by TCC faculty and staff.
- Please Touch the Art Opening Reception
June 1, 5 - 9 p.m.
Break the rules of conventional museums at the third annual Please Touch the Art exhibit. Mark your calendars for the opening reception Friday, June 1 from 5 - 9 p.m., in conjunction with the Tulsa Arts District First Friday Art Crawl. People of all ages and abilities are welcome, with a particular focus on accessibility for visitors who are blind or visually impaired. The opening reception will include refreshments and free limo bus rides to and from the Tulsa Arts District. During the reception, you can help create a collaborative work of art that will be displayed during the remainder of the exhibition. Led by artist Ginna Dowling, the come-and-go activity will encourage people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to tell their own stories by creating a contemporary hieroglyph.
- Create Your Own Fragrance
June 2, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Cathleen Faubert, an artist exhibiting in Please Touch the Art, uses scent as a language to explore locations, the American landscape, and the unseen. Learn more about her work, and sample some of her scent pieces, at a free public lecture on Saturday, June 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Then, make your own scent to take home in "Known and Unknown Pleasures: Olfactory Workshop" with Cathleen from 3 to 5 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of creating a layered fragrance using base, middle, and top notes using aromatic materials influenced by the landscape of Northern Vermont. Registration required for workshop only: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date! More details coming soon!
New Retiree BenefitEffective June 1, 2018, Tulsa Community College Retirees will receive a discount to TCC Fitness Centers. Retiree Membership Fees per Semester:
- Fall Semester - $25
- Spring Semester - $25
- Summer Semester - $12.50
Visit our website for a list of our free classes and hours. For more information, please feel free to contact any of the fitness centers.
TCC Catalog Now Available For PrintingThe TCC catalog is now available for faculty and staff to request prints. They can make the request through FedEx or through Gameplan.
Procedure to order through FedEx:
- Each Department has an “Order Placer” with Jagger-SciQuest credentials
- From Jagger-SciQuest, click on the FedEx office icon that takes them to the TCC “Print On Line Corporate” site. Also, known as “POLC”
- The catalog would be stored in the “DocStore” tab as “2018-2019 TCC Catalog”
- The delivery location is also set by the “Order Placer” and is set to wherever that department receives normal deliveries on campus.
- Go to TulsaCC.edu/Gameplan
- Select “Print Shop Services” from menu
- Enter “2018-2019 TCC Catalog” as project type
- Indicate how many copies you need
TCC Social Media
Do you follow TCC on social media? Our social media accounts can keep you up-to-date on campus activities, upcoming deadlines, and what's going on with TCC students. Below, you can find links to TCC's Twitter feed, Facebook page, YouTube page, and Instagram feed. Like, friend, follow and stay connected!
Cost Savings Survey
In order to be good stewards of our resources, Tulsa Community College is interested in your cost saving ideas.