Since the beginning of 2017-2018 academic year, Dr. Paul Beaudin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, organized regular meetings with the three campus governance chairs. These meetings proved to be invaluable for college-wide coordination of faculty governance. This year Dr. Chris Adams, Vice President for Student Affairs, is participating in these meetings. The chairs have the opportunity to set the agenda and run the meetings on rotating basis. Many subjects were discussed during those meetings, including:
The three campus governance chairs have set up a Blackboard Community, where all college governance constituents will be able to express feedback on the Governance Coordinating Body proposal using a self-moderated discussion board. The announcement on how to access the Community will be sent out in the next couple of days once the setup of that platform is finalized.
Kaliah Greene, Executive Director of Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, will conduct a Strategic Planning Focus Group right after the Assembly meeting. Faculty is one of the key constituents of the College community, and our participation is crucial for informing strategic planning process. Please stay if you can to contribute to this effort.
Director Greene also offered the possibility of conducting focus groups at departmental meetings. Please invite her to your department if you would like to use this opportunity.
The Committee met on September 25, 2018. It welcomed new members and considered issues related to Committee membership and vacancies at the College-wide level. Possible items for the Committee's review during this academic year are:
On Wednesday, November 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the LRC Lecture Hall Cris Cruz (who is a student member of the Committee) will be giving a presentation The Real Journey of a Dreamer He will tell his story about the many obstacles he faced which include kidnapping and exploitation as he crossed through 5 borders to get to the U.S.A.
Hope to see you there and please encourage your students to attend!
The Grant campus scholarship committee will be giving 3 scholarship workshops this semester:
Please pass this information onto students and let them know that the deadline to apply for Spring 2019 scholarships is Friday, December 28, 2018.
Students can find more information regarding scholarships by going to SCCC home page > Quick Links > Scholarships > AcademicWorks. To view the scholarships that are available, they need to log on to the AcademicWorks web site with their usual SCCC login and password. If students have further questions, they can contact Adrienne Chu or Terri Donnell.
The October meeting was cancelled. The November meeting took place on Thursday, November 8. The following topics were discussed:
The committee met on October 4 and considered the following items.
The committee has not met since the last Assembly meeting.
The deadline to apply for college-wide Spring 2019 scholarships is Friday, December 28, 2018. Please encourage students to apply. Scholarship information can be obtained from the SCCC home page > Quick Links > Scholarships > AcademicWorks web site.
The FCCC approved the following items at their Plenary on October 13, 2018. Please see the Plenary Report for details. The Council is asking the campus governance bodies to endorse:
The following two items do not need campus endorsement:
In 2017, the NY State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) awarded a 5 year College Environmental Prevention Grant to the Michael J. Grant Campus Chemical Dependency Counseling (CDC) Program. The focus of the grant is the prevention and reduction of underage alcohol use, as well as tobacco and other drug consumption. Its goal is to reduce access and availability of substances on campus and in the surrounding community. The grant will increase efforts in the area of changing attitudes and norms that support underage drinking and drug use, including prescription drug misuse and abuse.
The efforts funded by the grant already resulted in building the Brentwood Community & SCCC Coalition. The coalition's mission is to create a healthy and safe community environment by reducing access and use of alcohol and other drugs through collaboration, education and policy change.
One of the other Prevention Grant initiatives is to conduct a yearly Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Student Survey. The survey will evaluate students' concerns, attitudes and knowledge about drinking and drug use, their experience with individuals who have been drinking, and their own experiences with alcohol and other drugs. This year's survey will be conducted during the first three weeks of November. All Grant Campus students will receive an email with the subject line: Substance Use Survey – Participate for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card! inviting them to participate in the survey. Please share the attached flyer with your students and encourage them to look for the invite email and complete the survey.
If you or your students have any questions about the grant or survey, please contact Kathleen Flynn-Bisson, CDC Prevention Program Coordinator, at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
LGBT & Ally Social will take place on Wednesday, October 24 during common hour (11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) in Faculty Dining Lounge (off the side of Captree Commons cafeteria)
Please join us in connecting the Grant Campus LGBTQ community and our wonderful allies!
Free food and entertainment will be provided.
Sponsored by CAB, CARES Club, SGA, ΦΘΚ, Mental Health Services, QuASU and Peer Mentors
The SCCC Women's Club invites you to Stand Up, Speak Up, No More Violence which will take place between 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 25 in Captree 114. This event is part of the club's Domestic Violence Awareness Month program and will feature presentations from VIBS, Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island and SCCC Public Safety. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
Please see the flyer for additional details.
The upcoming Take Back the Night Panel will take place on November 8 at 6:00 p.m. in HSEC - MD 105. The purpose of this event is to increase awareness of the college community about Take Back the Night mission and to give the opportunity to get involved in the Second Annual Take Back the Night event scheduled for April 12, 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact Danielle DiMauro-Brooks.
This semester, the class is focusing on educating and raising awareness about the signs of intimate partner abuse and how victims cope with this abuse in collaboration with VIBS (Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk). As part of that campaign, it will host the following events: