The Week@TCC 12-5-2017

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Allen Culpepper, Assistant Professor of English and Co-advisor for TCC Pride, received the Good Job award from TCC President Leigh Goodson Thursday, Nov. 30
Allen Culpepper, Assistant Professor of English and Co-advisor for TCC Pride, received the Good Job award from TCC President Leigh Goodson Thursday, Nov. 30, while teaching Comp 2 on the TCC Southeast campus. Culpepper received the award, balloons and a box of fresh cookies, which he shared with his students. Read more about his award below!

Dec. 5, 2017


News IconHoliday Hours

 TCC will be closed Dec. 22, and reopen Jan. 2. Offices are to remain open until 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 21.


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TCC Opens Windows 10 Upgrade During the Holiday Break   

TCC begins a “phased rollout” of Windows 10 to more than 3,000 computers across all campuses during the 2017 Winter intersession in a project that should wrap up before the Fall 2018 semester begins.
The sheer scope of installing a new operating system on thousands of computers systemwide requires the rollout be phased in to ensure compatibility with all devices, said Brusse James, assistant director, IT Support and Network Service.

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TCC Releases 2017 Wish Book 

The ultimate gift guide for TCC students is here with this year’s The Wish Book. For the second year, the Tulsa Community College Foundation has created a catalog filled with opportunity gifts to help TCC students. These ideas go beyond tuition scholarships to engage the student with experiences and projects that add to their learning.
“We like to call this our education holiday catalog. Influenced by the Neiman Marcus concept for The Christmas Book, we want to reimagine education giving,” Lauren Brookey, president of the TCC Foundation and VP for External Affairs. “Our success last year in funding academic and program needs for students inspired us to develop our second catalog.”
The Wish Book features eight opportunity gifts starting at $450 that range from service learning to leadership conferences. One of the opportunities allows students to create little free libraries across 15 city park locations. Another project supports students in the True Blue Lead program who serve as volunteer leaders and ambassadors for the College.
“We love the idea that our faculty and staff developed these ideas and opportunities with the goal of inspiring our students,” said Brookey. “With your help, these gifts will become reality and lives will be transformed in ways that cannot be measured by dollars.”
The Wish Book can be viewed at


Culpepper Wins "Good Job" Award

Allen Culpepper, Assistant Professor of English and Co-Advisor for TCC Pride, developed a comprehensive guide for TCC faculty on Student Sexualities and Gender Identifications. 
Culpepper worked with Adam Scott, TCC Pride President, to develop the six-page Q&A document that answers questions about potentially confusing situations. 
The College plans for a wider distribution to all TCC employees, including posting on the Diversity & Inclusion resource page on Blackboard. The format used by Culpepper is readable and easy to reference. Eunice Tarver, AVP of D&I and Provost for Northeast Campus, stated she would like to use this format for other resources on diversity. 
Through this project Professor Culpepper has demonstrated the TCC core values of Student Success, Excellence, Innovation and Diversity by providing resources to our community that increase our knowledge, provide the tools for student success and enrich our lives as we fulfill our mission to transform lives.


News IconMyTCC Redesign Preview Videos  

MyTCC is getting a new look! View the two training videos below for a preview of the changes from the employee and student perspectives. MyTCC serves as the College’s single sign-on for multiple resources including enrollment, Blackboard, financial aid, and other critical services.

The redesigned site will launch during Winter Intersession. The exact cutover date to the new system will be announced soon. The MyTCC redesign project has been a joint effort of the TCC Library and IT Department. For questions contact West Library & Electronic Resources Director or ext. 8011.  



News IconSecond Saturday Student Service Starts Soon    

Beginning in January, student services will be open at the Metro Campus the second Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Services available to students will include the Bursar, Enrollment, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Testing, Student Life, the Student Store and the Fitness Center.

The initiative comes at the end of a four-week process to determine how better to meet students' needs. A taskforce of 18 individuals represented all the different service areas of the college.
For the full article, click here.

News IconConcerning Swag    

On Nov. 21, 2017, Governor Mary Fallin signed an executive order that called for a halt on spending for “swag” items by state institutions for higher education. The order has been reviewed by TCC General Counsel Mackenzie Wilfong and TCC Chief Financial Officer Mark McMullen.

“The executive order basically says higher education as a whole cannot go over a certain threshold,” said McMullen. “That means we have to start monitoring what we use and what we buy.”

McMullen defined swag as “any sort of promotional item, anything we put the TCC logo on, pens, bags, t-shirts. That’s what we’re counting as swag.”

In the immediate future, McMullen asked departments to prepare a list of all expenditures on swag, citing a need to know the actual expenditure on such items. Plans going forward include centralizing the purchase of swag items.

He cautioned TCC supervisors and budget holders to not overreact.

“I’m not saying we need to spend less,” he said. “We’re just trying to set up policies and procedures so we can be in compliance should that come about.”

News IconOnline Leave Reporting Training!    

The online leave reporting process for bi-weekly employees starts January 13, 2018!  We will also be starting comp-time recording for non-exempt employees.
HR and IT will hold training sessions beginning Wednesday to review the process and answer questions. Additional sessions will be held in January.

These training meetings for full-time biweekly employees will last approximately one hour. You do not need to enroll.

12/06/17         Wed.    11:00 a.m.       CC        208

12/06/17         Wed.    3:00 p.m.         MC      MP110

12/07/17         Thurs.  2:00 p.m.         SEC      8296 – Lecture Hall

12/11/17         Mon.    3:30 p.m.         MC      MP110

12/14/17         Thurs.  1:30 p.m.         WC      Gallery – Student Union

12/15/17         Fri.       1:30 p.m.         Owasso   OWC1306 – 1st Floor

12/15/17         Fri.       3:00 p.m.         NEC     1603 Small Auditorium – Student Union

12/18/17         Mon.    3:30 p.m.         SEC      8296 – Lecture Hall

12/19/17         Tues.    10:00 a.m.       WC      Gallery – Student

12/20/17         Wed.    3:00 p.m.         NEC     1603 Small Auditorium – Student Union

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Campus Happenings

News IconFavorite Holiday Tradition Brings Christmas Cheer 

For more than 25 years, Tulsa area residents have ushered in the Christmas season by enjoying Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College “Christmas in Tulsa.” The performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education on the TCC Southeast Campus.
The concert promises timeless holiday favorites blended with new holiday songs for a magical night with friends and family. The evening will also pay tribute to the orchestra’s roots with the return of Signature Symphony founder Barry Epperley as guest conductor.

Signature Symphony at TCC recently expanded rush tickets to include teachers and educators. Students and teachers can now buy rush tickets for $5 one-hour prior to show time for any Signature Symphony performance with a valid student or employee ID from their educational institution. This offer is limited to two tickets per student or educator and subject to the availability of open seats.

  • Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the VanTrease PACE (TCC Southeast Campus)

Tickets for “Christmas in Tulsa” are available at or by calling 918-595-7777.

News IconChristmas with Brian Nhira and Friends from "The Voice" 

Brian Nhira and friends from "The Voice" -- Caity Peters, Malik Heard, Whitney Fenimore and Shalyah Fearing -- return to Tulsa for a holiday program full of the classics and modern favorites. Proceeds partially benefit children in Zimbabwe, Africa. TCC faculty, staff, students and their families receive a 10 percent discount. Ticket are $25 for reserved seating, and $45 for the VIP experience, which includes premium seating, a meet-and-greet with the performers, a goody bag and pictures with Santa. 

  • Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:00 p.m. at VanTrease PACE (TCC Southeast Campus)
  • For tickets, visit, or call 918.595.7777.


News IconOne-stop Scholarship Shop 

TCC's new scholarship software program makes it easier for students to apply for all available opportunities, and easier for the college to administer scholarships.

By visiting, students merely need to login with their campus ID to begin the process. 

"It's a nice one-stop shop for students. Please have your students fill out the application," says Rachel Hutchings, TCC Foundation Director of Development. "There are a lot of scholarships. Get the word out to all our students. They may qualify."

The application process went live Dec. 1 and stays open through March 1.

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The Recap

News IconCost Savings Survey

In order to be good stewards of our resources, Tulsa Community College is interested in your cost saving ideas.

 If you have an idea to save College resources,
please submit your ideas here

News IconReminder!

From Dec. 4 through Jan. 22, 2018, please do not schedule any meetings that would require faculty attendance. Thank you!  



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