The Week

March 12, 2019


Spring Break, Campuses Closed March 18-21

TCC Metro Campus student services will remain open throughout spring break. All other campuses will be closed.

TCC's Veterinary Technology Program spoke to more than 30 Pre-K students at CAP Tulsa

Cyndi Ballard, RVT, from TCC's Veterinary Technology Program spoke to more than 30 Pre-K students at CAP Tulsa about having a pet. CAP Tulsa is the largest anti-poverty organization in Oklahoma.

Open Lines/Campus Conversations Merging

In an effort to make the sessions more accessible and unified, College leadership is combining Open Lines and Campus Conversations into one forum. Leigh Goodson, TCC president and CEO, and Cindy Hess, TCC senior vice president and chief academic officer, will be present and answer questions at each session.

“Many people want to hear from more than one senior leader, and many issues impact departments across the College,” says Lindsay White, TCC senior strategy advisor to the President. “This gives employees the opportunity to hear from both Dr. Goodson and Dr. Hess at the same time without having to choose which session to attend.”

The upcoming sessions will include an update on the Mission Forward process to review and rewrite the College’s mission and values, and attendees will get a sneak peek of the results of that work. The sessions will also include information regarding the promotion-in-rank-to-professor task force’s work and other updates from across the College. As always, employees will have the opportunity to ask questions about whatever topics are on their minds.

April 1:
1:30 – 3 p.m., SEC Chat Room
3:30 – 5 p.m., WC Gallery Room

April 4:
1:30 – 3 p.m., NEC Seminar Center
3:30 – 5 p.m., MC Student Union

Applications Being Accepted for the 2019-20 President's Leadership Institute

If you want to hone your leadership skills and seek greater responsibility at TCC, you might be a candidate for the President's Leadership Institute. 

The President’s Leadership Institute is the internal tool the College uses to build the talent and drive already within its ranks into a pool of future leaders. It prepares the College’s own staff for leadership responsibilities by providing participants with those skills and the perspectives hiring committees seek in candidates for leadership positions.

President's Leadership Institute 2019-20

2017 CCSSE Results ... Did You Know?

  • 34.5% of our students report never having serious conversations with students who differ from them.
  • 40.9% of faculty report that they “very much” emphasize contact among diverse groups of students, while only 20.6% of students feel like TCC “very much” emphasizes this.

The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) is focused on teaching, learning, and retention in community colleges. It assesses institutional practices and student behaviors correlated with student learning and retention. The 2019 survey will be administered after Spring Break in randomly-selected classes and must be filled out using a pencil and paper. Although this is a temporary disruption to the classroom, the survey provides critical data regarding our success and value through the student lens.

Report It!

Did you know Report IT! is a link that allows students to report by category (grade appeals, academic concern, acts of discrimination, sexual misconduct or stalking, student conduct violation, individual/or service area concern) any concern they have about TCC? These concerns are reviewed by the Director of Judicial Affairs and referred to the office that can best address the concern. Report IT! is on our home page under Student Resources and report a concern.

For more information, please contact Lennette Lawless, Director of Judicial Affairs at 918-595-7897.


Updates and Events

Upcoming Training Opportunities!

Title IX Training live and in person this week! Employees have the option to meet their Title IX training requirements in person in lieu of taking the online course.

"Some employees prefer a classroom setting instead of an online module, so I am providing this series of in-person training opportunities," says Heather Hancock, TCC director of emergency operations. 

Employees are expected to have completed the course by June 30. You can sign up for training via Skillsoft. Login to MyTCC, select Skillsoft, then you'll find the course listed under Instructor Led Training. To learn more about this course and others, or to enroll, follow these instructions:

  • Log into Skillsoft and click on the Instructor Led Training link on the lower left column.
  • When the ILT Training Session window opens, be sure to scroll down and/or advance to the next page to find the course you want to see.
  • For each course you are interested in, click on Actions: View Session Details to see Course and Session Info and Meeting Times (click on the associated tabs).
  • To enroll, click on Actions/Enroll in this Session.

Full and Part-time employees are eligible to attend live classes with supervisor notification/approval. If you have any questions, please email or contact Cat Rockholt or Mary Sirkel. All courses are subject to cancellation for low enrollment — it is important to enroll via Skillsoft for confirmations, notifications of changes or cancellations. 


World War I and the Founding of the Czech State

March 14, 2019, 7- 8 p.m.
McKeon Center for Creativity
Free & Open to the Public

Professor Paddy Swiney examines World War I and the Founding of the Czech State in this interactive lecture. Although Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and thus fought alongside the Central Powers in The Great War (World War I) many subjects of these areas supported the Allies. This proved especially true for Czech-Americans who began pushing President Woodrow Wilson for a nation they could call their own. This presentation explores the political maneuvers of Czechs, Moravians, and Slovaks during WWI for an independent Czechoslovakia. 


Listen Up: The Big Blue Podcast

2019 Tulsa Heart Walk
April 20, 2019

Southeast Campus Provost Dr. Greg Stone and President Goodson had the opportunity to talk with Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum in part one of a special edition two-part Big Blue Podcast.

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.


TCC Hosting 5th Annual Louder Than A Bomb: University Poetry Slam

April 4, 4 - 6 p.m.
Metro Campus Student Union Commons

Come and celebrate National Poetry Month with TCC’s fifth annual Louder Than a Bomb: University Poetry Slam Contest. Tulsa Community College and the Oklahoma Literary Arts Alliance (OLAA) are teaming up again to bring one of the nation’s largest poetry competitions to a college audience. College students of any age and community members ages 18-25 are invited to participate and perform up to three pieces of original poetry at this fantastic event. Last year we had college students from all over Oklahoma come, and we hope to again this year!

Cash prizes and trophies are generously provided by the TCC Foundation. First place is $250.00, second place is $100, and third place is $50. Come out and lend your support by cheering on some truly talented students. Refreshments provided.

For the complete list of rules and registration form for participants.


Save the Date!

The annual Employee Years of Service & Retiree Awards will take place on April 10, at the Metro Campus in the commons area. Employees will be recognized for completing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 & 35 years of service with the College. In addition, 2019 retirees will also be recognized. The program will be held in the afternoon (tentatively from 2 – 4 p.m.). Please stay tuned to The Week and the HResource, (Human Resources’s newsletter) for additional details. 


Million Mile Month

This April 1-30, TCC will participate in the Million Mile Month, a global challenge to achieve a million miles of activity for a healthier you, our College and community.  

Set and reach your own personal mile goal during the challenge, and help our organization reach #1 on the leaderboards. Let’s show our city, state, and nation just how many miles we can do together this April. 

Million Mile Month Registration Information


Join TCC's Allied Health Team for the American Heart Walk

2019 Tulsa Heart Walk
April 20, 2019

The American Heart Association Tulsa Heart Walk isn't just about walking. It's about Heartwalking. Participation in Heart Walk promotes fun ways to be physically active and make healthier choices every day. Imagine the impact if we reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by 2020.

Please help us reach this lifesaving goal by joining a team or making a donation today. Together, we can make healthier, longer lives possible for everyone. TCC's fundraising goal is $3,500, and we're almost halfway there. Visit The TCC Team page to donate and participate. And stay tuned for more information on how to get your TCC American Heart Association Heart Walk 2019 t-shirt. 


Upcoming Banner Technical Maintenace

On March 15 at 10 p.m. the Banner System and all Self-Service applications will be unavailable due to a major upgrade. Other systems that integrate or receive updates from Banner will also be impacted during this time—Degree Works, Cognos, Blackboard, ProcessMaker and Admissions Application. We plan to have basic Banner functionality for employees/front line staff by March 18 at 10 p.m.


In The News


TCC 50: Notable Alumni

Faculty and staff, do you remember your favorite students? Whether they’ve become famous, impacted a community need, or changed the lives of their family and friends, we want to know their stories.

As part of our 50th-anniversary celebration, we’re going to identify 50 notable alumni who have made a difference in the world and celebrate their contributions. We just need you to tell us who they are.

Submit Alumni Nominations


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Community Magazine

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Cost Savings Survey

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