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First Wednesday Update: Feb. 6, 2013
Budget Development Forums
Next week, Executive VP Joe Sarnovsky will be hosting a series of Budget Development Forums on each campus to discuss the budget framework guiding development of the 2013-2014 Operating Budget for the College. Each session will include a presentation followed by a question/answer period. All employees are invited to attend one of the following sessions:
Campus Health and Safety
With the flu season in full swing, the College’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) reminds employees to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which urges all Floridians to get vaccinated and closely monitor their health throughout this flu season. Here at Seminole State, our maintenance staff has been wiping every computer keyboard and mouse with anti-microbial wipes in all computer classrooms at least once a day. Additionally, the CDC’s primary directive for avoiding the flu is to wash hands frequently to minimize the spreading of germs. Also, the ERT reminds all employees that additional “Campus Safety for Employees” sessions are scheduled for this spring. All employees should participate in one of these “Active Shooter” training sessions. You may sign up for these sessions via the Learning Connection menu on the Sign Me Up Calendar via MySeminoleState.
LEED Award for Building L
The third floor renovation of the building L on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus has been named the 2012 Outstanding LEED Capital Improvement Project of the Year. This award is given by the U.S. Green Building Council, Central Florida Chapter. Congratulations to our Facilities constituents and all those involved in this project.
Decision Day 2013
On Friday, Feb. 15, more than 1,200 SCPS high school seniors will be visiting the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus for the annual Decision Day activities hosted by our Student Affairs department. Employees should note that parking lots around the Partnership Center will be closed that day to accommodate the influx of our future students. Employees are also asked to avoid the congested area of informational tents and food booths around Partnership Center until Decision Day concludes in the afternoon.
Student Affairs Redesign at Sanford/Lake Mary
The Student Affairs A Building on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus remains closed for renovations now through Spring Break. All Student Affairs constituents from this building have moved to interim locations. This major renovation project is expected to be completed by the end of February when Student Affairs employees will begin to occupy their new work spaces. Then, students will begin utilizing the newly renovated A Building on March 11 when the College reopens after Spring Break. More information about this project is available at http://www.seminolestate.edu/student-affairs/redesign/.
AFC Night at the Orlando Magic
The Seminole State College chapter of AFC is sponsoring a night at an Orlando Magic game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Magic’s opponent that night will be the Atlanta Hawks. Discount tickets are available at https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/group_corp_start.htmI?l=EN&team=magic&owner=9942870&group=1404&err=&event=&customerID.
2013 Dream Gala
Employee volunteers are still needed to assist in staffing the annual Dream Gala on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Orlando Marriott-Lake Mary. This event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to assist our students through the Foundation for Seminole State College. Please register to volunteer via the Sign Me Up Calendar. Also, the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association has once again donated a car to be raffled off at the Dream Gala. The owner of the winning ticket will drive away in a 2013 Dodge Dart Limited. Tickets are only $25 for one entry or $100 for five entries. More information is available at http://www.seminolestate.edu/foundation/news/dreamauction/tickets.php.
SPD Mini Projects
The Staff and Program Development (SPD) Committee is now accepting proposals for funding of mini projects. The funds awarded by the SPD Committee are designated for the purposes of developing curriculum, generating instructional material, conducting research, developing instructional support programs, or supporting innovative mini-projects. To learn more about this process and to print applicable forms, please visit the SPD Program Development Projects page at http://www.seminolestate.edu/ofb/spd/progdevprojects.htm. The project proposal deadline is noon on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The maximum amount for each project request is $1,500.
PeopleSoft Unavailable March 1-11
Due to a major software update, PeopleSoft applications will not be available beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 1. The system will be restored by 6 a.m. on Monday, March 11. The update will affect:
The Seminole State website, Sakai, email (Outlook and Live Mail) and SPOL will not be affected. The maintenance is being scheduled over Spring Break to limit its impact on students, faculty and staff. To improve PeopleSoft’s functionality, the Campus Solutions and HR databases will be “split” or “de-coupled.” For more information, contact the Help Desk at ext. 2000.
CCSSE Survey in March/April
TheCommunity College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) survey will be administered throughout Seminole State College classrooms from March 25 through April 12. Approximately 70 classes will be randomly selected by CCSSEto participate. Random selection ensures a representative sample and preserves the integrity of survey results. Seminole State’s office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research is coordinating the survey administration with the national CCSSE office. Instructors whose classes are selected for survey administration will receive specific information from IER as the schedule is defined.
College Advisory Council Recap
On Jan. 22, 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 January meeting:
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