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First Wednesday Update: Oct. 3, 2012
Many thanks to all of the presenters and those who facilitated the 51 workshops last week for the “Employee Development Conference” component of our annual Convocation. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment before this Friday, Oct. 5 to complete a brief online survey at https://www.seminolestate.edu/ir/survey/convocation. Your responses and your feedback are very important as we look ahead to next year’s Convocation.
2012 Endowed Teaching Chair Award Nominations
All faculty and staff members are invited and encouraged to nominate any full-time faculty member for one of the Endowed Teaching Chair Awards, which will be officially bestowed at the conclusion of the 2013 Spring Term. You may nominate as many faculty members as you choose and you are encouraged to nominate faculty again who might have been nominated previously. Complete details are on the attached document (below this paragraph). The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 2. If you would like to nominate a faculty member, please take a few minutes to click on the following link, complete the short nomination form, and submit it electronically: http://www.seminolestate.edu/foundation/endowedchair/nomination.php.
Foundation Mini Grants Fall Awards
All full-time College faculty and staff are invited to apply for the annual Mini-Grant Program of the Foundation for Seminole State College. The maximum award for an individual grant is $2,000. Grants are awarded by a committee composed of members of the Foundation Board of Directors. The deadline for grant submission is 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. Attached is the information to apply for the Fall 2012 Mini-Grant Awards (below this paragraph). Note: The application form has changed; please review it carefully before applying. For additional information, please contact the Foundation at 407-708-2429.
Annual Benefits Enrollment
It’s time once again for all full-time employees to sign up for benefits coverage for the upcoming calendar year. Now through Oct. 31, full-time employees have the opportunity to enroll or make changes to current insurance coverage. Please enroll online via eBenefits – a very easy, paperless process. Just visit MySeminoleState and then click on "Benefits Open Enrollment" on the far right hand side of the web page, under the heading "Personal Information." Again in 2013, Seminole State College will continue to pay 100 percent of full-time employees’ coverage for health, dental and basic life insurance premiums. There have been no rate increases for 2013, and there will be a slight reduction in life insurance rates.
Health Fairs For Seminole State Employees
College employees can help Seminole State qualify for up to $10,000 by participating in our 2012 health fairs. If 50 percent or more of our full-time employees enrolled in the PPO and HMO insurance plans complete the Personal Health Assessment (PHA) during this month’s Health Fairs, then the College could receive up to $10,000 from our health care consortium to be used for an employee health and wellness initiative, such as the new Wellness Center. The PHA must be completed during the Health Fairs scheduled for the following dates and times:
The PHA includes free employee health screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, etc., with immediate results. The PHA will also provide tips on health-related topics such as nutrition, diet and fitness. This year, Florida Blue is requiring employees to pre-register. Please pre-register here: https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11602545. Pick the time and campus most convenient for you. If you have questions, please contact the HR Benefits Office at ext. 2387 or 2640 and ask for Britt, Barbara or Lynette.
Info Sessions On The Student Affairs Redesign
The Student Affairs Redesign Team overseeing this ongoing project welcomes input and suggestions from all College constituents. Therefore, you are invited to attend one of the following Redesign Information Sessions scheduled this week:
College Advisory Council Recap
On Sept. 18, the College Advisory Council (CAC) met for the monthly exchange of information and ideas between the Executive Team and leaders from the Faculty Senate, the Career Service Employees Council (CSEC), the Professional Employee Council (PEC), the SGA, and other areas of the College. Here is a brief recap of the discussion regarding each agenda item from the September meeting:
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