AUGUST 14, 2018
TBL Program in Seach of Mentors
TCC recently began a Leadership and Scholarship Development program called (TBL) TrueBlue LEAD (leadership, education and development). The program’s focus is on developing TCC students holistically through leadership development and service to the college. This year, 57 students were selected and oriented.
A large component of the program is individual mentorship, connection with TCC, and personal development. As higher education professionals, we know the more contact a student has and belonging they feel, the higher the likelihood of retention and success.
This is where you come in. The program is in need of faculty and staff to mentor the TBL students. Opportunities include: individual mentors, small group leaders, and departmental engagement.
New Employee Handbook Now Online
As of today, the new employee handbook is online and easier to use than ever before. You can find the handbook on MyTCC under the employee tab using the Procedures & Tools link.
Though there are no substantive changes to the handbook’s content at this time, it has been reorganized to make the document easier to use. Associate Professor Mary Cantrell, who edited the Faculty handbook, handled the employee handbook as well, creating consistency between the two documents.
“Everything is in a different place, but it makes sense now,” says Sandy Cooper, TCC chief human resources officer. “It’s currently in PDF format, but this is step one in making it a more usable resource.”
In Case You Missed It: Summer 2018 Edition
Welcome back, faculty! While you were away, The Week kept pace with all the goings-on at the College. We've collected the highlights for you, and you can check them out by clicking the handy-dandy link below.
- Aug. 7: David Adams Honored with Goody Award
- July 31: Conference Center Sale and Move Update
- July 24: SEC Construction Project Ramps Up in the Fall, Fall Enrollment Update
- July 17: New Advisors on the Job
- July 10: Staff Compensation Equity Review Wraps Up
- June 20: Helping Tulsans Earn More Money
- June 18: June Board Meeting Brings Change, TCC Approves FY19 Budget
- June 12: TCC Graduates from HLC’s Persistence and Completion Academy
- June 5: Campus Cafes and Kiosks to Feature Starbucks
- May 22: New VP of Workforce Development Sees Tulsa Potential
- New Issue of Community Magazine
Paint the Zoo Blue!
We are excited for you to join us Aug. 25 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Tulsa Zoo for “Paint the Zoo Blue." This “One College” event serves as a welcome to our students, faculty, staff and family members as we start our new academic year.
Once again, we will use the Zoo Event Lodge as a special area to showcase your department/program and services. This is a great opportunity for not only students and their families to learn more about TCC's programs and services, but also allow us to become better acquainted with our colleagues from different departments and campuses.
If you're interested in setting up an information table to showcase your department/program, contact Troy Dunbar at the Metro Student Activities Office at email@example.com by Aug. 15.
We look forward to seeing everyone out at the zoo Aug. 25 and remember ... WEAR BLUE!
Tulsa Run: $10 Off Your Registration!
We're making it easier for you to participate in the 2018 Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run. Use this link to register and when the time comes, enter the discount code (TCC2018) and get $10 off of your registration. There's a catch. It'll only work for the first 100 people. Go, go, go! (Coupon is only good for TCC employees and students, and cannot be used for friends or family.)
Without the discount, pricing is $10 for the 2k, $25 for the 5k, $40 for the 15k and $50 for the Double (15k and 5k). Or ... if you're feeling lucky, we're giving away two free registrations at Convocation. Fill out the form (if you haven't already) for your chance to win.
We know it's called the Tulsa Run, but you can run or walk the 2k, 5k, or 15k (and the discount can be used for any registration). If you need or want help preparing, TCC’s Fitness Centers have training plans available, and the specialists for guidance when you need it. all at the low cost of free!
Next week, we'll talk with the first free registration winner, Andrea Schoyer, and unveil this year's medals and t-shirts. The course announcement is coming soon, as well as more details about volunteer opportunities.
This Week's NSOs!
Aug. 14, 1:00 p.m., Southeast Campus
Please watch for opportunities to welcome new students and their families during these sessions. New Student Orientation is always looking for enrollment lab volunteers. Helping in the enrollment lab is a great way to connect one-on-one with new students and help them have a positive first experience at TCC.
Last Chance for Sign-ups for United Way Day of Caring
United Way Day of Caring
Sept. 14, 2018
You are almost out of time to volunteer for the 2018 United Way Day of Caring. T-shirts will be ordered on Aug. 20, which is not so coincidentally the cut-off date to sign up. If you'd like to volunteer for TAUW Day of Caring 2018, please contact Linda Joyce. Spots are going fast!
2018 OACC Support Staff Conference
Sept. 28, 2018
Rose State College, Professional Training Center
Registration is open now for the conference. Early Bird registration is due Sept. 7 ($65), and submissions for the Creative Staff Innovation awards are due by Aug. 31.
The keynote speaker is Derrick Sier. Derek captures the attention of any group with energy and creativity. His contemporary approach empowers teams and organizations to reach their full potential, all while having fun. The Creative Staff Innovation (CSI) award is a program in which full-time and part-time staff members have the opportunity to share their great ideas and demonstrate how these ideas have brought about positive change on their campus. This award is intended for staff only. Faculty are encouraged to apply for the GIFT Award.
For more information contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-736-0294.
Open Comments Requested
Tulsa Community College seeks comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. A team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission will visit TCC September 24-25, 2018. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.
Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.
Submit comments to HLC at hlcommission.org/comment or mail them to the address below. All comments must be received by August 24, 2018.
Public Comment on Tulsa Community College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
We want your feedback!
OACC 2018 Proposals Due Aug. 31
The Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges (OACC) is accepting proposals for the 2018 annual conference in Oklahoma City. TCC faculty and staff regularly present at this conference and it is a great local opportunity. Anyone who might be interested can submit a proposal at https://okcommunitycolleges.com/resources/.
In addition, the Great Ideas for Teaching (GIFT) program is open to all community college instructors, full-time or part-time, in any discipline. GIFT facilitates the sharing of ideas to inspire faculty, advance great ideas, and generate new ones. The conference planning committee selects two submissions to receive $500 award each.
Proposals and submissions are due Aug. 31.
The conference takes place Oct. 5, 2018, at Oklahoma City Community College. Early Bird conference registration is $85 (deadline Sept. 5). After September 5, 2018 Registration is $100. You can register here:
Registration for the OACC Annual Conference.
Do You Own Content on the MyTCC Intranet?
he MyTCC Team is updating the intranet in preparation for the Fall 2018 semester. Extensive reorganization to the MyTCC intranet was completed early this year. To keep our intranet current, we ask all content owners to audit their MyTCC content prior to each semester and submit updates when needed. We are asking for requests for updates to content at this time so we may complete updates prior to the beginning of the semester. (Though we accept updates to content at any time!)
Please submit your update requests using the form at http://tulsacc.libsurveys.com/MyTCC_Update.
Instructor-Led Training Opportunities!
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. To see course details, location, timing and other information, click 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.
Big Blue Podcast
Featuring President and CEO Leigh B. Goodson and Metro Campus Provost Dr. Greg Stone, The Big Blue Podcast provides perspective on the outstanding people, programs, places and issues facing the College you won't get anywhere else. You can subscribe to the podcast playlist on Youtube.
Cost Savings Survey
In order to be good stewards of our resources, Tulsa Community College is interested in your cost saving ideas.
@TCC: Follow Us on 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!