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Oct. 14, 2021

Contents

  • College Updates
    • Library’s Fall Newsletter
    • This Week on PimaPost
    • Pet a Pup Events Coming Up
    • Use of Google Sites Discouraged; Follow These Guidelines
    • Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) Really, Really Needs Your Help
    • Clarification to Sabbatical Proposal for Full-time Faculty; Deadline Oct. 18
    • West Campus Library Fall Book Sale Oct. 20-22
    • Pima Employees Urged to Be Part of New Student Welcome, Oct. 28
    • Pima Employment Opportunities for Internal Candidates
    • Submit Employee Stories and More for Web, Social Media
    • Like, Comment and Share Pima Social Media Posts
    • Make Sure Your Unit’s COVID-19 Info Is Current
    • Pima Arts News
  • Pima People
  • Employee Wellness
    • Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

College Updates

Library’s Fall Newsletter
Check out the Library's Fall Newsletter! It’s packed with information on upcoming events such as book sales, speakers and Makerspace projects, as well as new and highlighted resources on indigenous people and streaming horror films for Halloween. There also are tips on using the Libby app to enjoy ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, information on Pima’s little free library and more.

This Week on Pimapost.Com
Catch up on student and College news on the Pima Post. Here is just a sample of some of the stories:

  • Troy Hutchison reflects on the effects COVID-19 has had on students’ mental health. Read more.
  • Carlos Miranda covers Pima County Public Libraries' decision to lift late fees and forgive past fines. Read more.
  • Josh Bailey describes driving his first Tesla. Read more.

Pet a Pup Events Coming Up
Pet a Pup at the Northwest Campus Library with Ruby (a mini Goldendoodle) and her handler Jeannine. Enjoy the wonderful health benefits a therapy dog can bring. Visit on the following days and times.

  • 10 a.m., Oct. 19 and 25
  • 10 a.m., Nov. 2 and 16
  • 3 p.m., Dec. 6

For more information, call the Northwest Campus Library, 520-206-2250.

Use of Google Sites Discouraged; Follow These Guidelines
The College realizes that Google Sites are becoming popular and wants employees to be aware of their appropriate use. In general, due to such things as ADA accessibility requirements, information should be on the public-facing website pima.edu or the College Intranet. Here are the guidelines:

  • If the information you want to present is for the public, marketing or enrollment, then it should be on pima.edu. Contact Web Systems for assistance, websystems@pima.edu.
  • If the information you want to present is only for all students or all the faculty or all the staff, then it should be on either MyPima (students) or the College’s Intranet site (employees);
  • If the information you want to present is only for a specific small group or internal audience, then it is okay to have a Google Site, but the site should be kept behind the MyPima login screen.

If you have questions, contact Web Systems, websystems@pima.edu or submit a Web Systems request at Web Systems service request in MyPima > Employees > @Work > Quick Links > Service Requests > IT Service Requests > Web Systems.

Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) Really, Really Needs Your Help
The College is nearing the end of the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) administration period and the response rate still is under 10%. Students were asked to participate if they meet the following criteria: are new to the College; are not a high school student; are 18 or older and/or are enrolled in a credit course this fall. SENSE results help Pima better understand the experience of students entering the College.

While class time is not necessary for this online survey, we need your help for this to be successful.

How you can help:

  • Encourage and remind eligible students to participate.
  • Explain the value of submitting their responses.
  • Let students know that, if they meet the criteria above, they may have received an email from pcc-feedback@pima.edu inviting them to participate in SENSE. Ask eligible students to check their Pima email, or please share the link https://www.cccse.org/SENSESurvey/pima. A prompt will ask them to provide their username (their email address before the @). Please note that if they do not meet the criteria and are not in the survey population, they will receive an error message if they try to enter the survey.

Results from the three previous Center for Student Engagement Surveys (SENSE, CCSSE and CCFSSE) are at Student Engagement Surveys. Frequently Asked Questions also are available. If you have more questions, email the Office of Strategy, Analytics and Research (STAR), pcc-feedback@pima.edu.

Clarification to Sabbatical Proposal for Full-time Faculty; Deadline Oct. 18
Pima and the Faculty Professional Development and Sabbatical Committee welcomes Sabbatical Proposals from full-time faculty for fall 2022 and spring 2023. The deadline to submit a complete proposal is Oct. 18.

NOTE: Recently, administration has requested that faculty seeking a sabbatical explain the connection of their proposal to retention and or enrollment as part of the section that addresses the value to the college. This is not a change to sabbatical proposal criteria, rather a definition or clarification to support the established criteria of how sabbatical activities “Provide(s) a clear and specific description of the value to the College.”

Complete information, along with a list of committee members, can be found at My Pima > Employees > Intranet Guide > Academic Resources > Faculty Professional Development > Faculty Sabbaticals.

West Campus Library Fall Book Sale Oct. 20-22
The West Campus Library Fall Book Sale is Oct. 20-22 in the Library (Santa Catalina Building, third floor). Hours will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 22.

Prices are $2 for such things as hardcover books, DVDs and CDs, $1 for softcover books and $3 for audiobooks. The library also will be selling a small collection of vinyl records for $1 each. Only cash or check accepted.

If you have questions, call 520-206-6821.

Pima Employees Urged to Be Part of New Student Welcome, Oct. 28
Faculty and staff are encouraged to welcome Pima’s new students by attending the annual New Student Welcome via Zoom 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28. This fifth annual First Year Experience Program event offers fun and games, a costume contest and our traditional Glow-Up Commitment Ceremony to celebrate the academic year and welcome new students. RSVP by Oct. 27, https://tinyurl.com/PimaNSW21RSVP.

Pima Employment Opportunities for Internal Candidates
The College values its employees and wants them to advance their careers here. That is why some positions are open only to internal candidates. To view, go to MyPima > Employees > @Work > MyCareerCenter > View Internal Career Site > Search. Part-time staff and adjunct faculty, refer to AP 2.02.01 sections 1.2.3 and 1.2.4 for eligibility.

Submit Employee Stories and More for Web, Social Media
The College now has a form for you to submit a story to be featured on Pima’s website, social media accounts and other promotional materials. Story submissions should highlight students, faculty, staff, programs and/or community partnerships and promote the mission of the College. If you have questions, contact Aly Higgins, ahiggins9@pima.edu.

Like, Comment and Share Pima Social Media Posts
If you follow the College’s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, please like or comment on them, but especially share our posts so that we can better spread the word about Pima’s work.

If you are responsible for your College unit or department’s social media account, ask for an invitation to the monthly Social Media Confab by emailing marketing@pima.edu.

Make Sure Your Unit’s COVID-19 Info Is Current
The College recently updated its COVID-19 Web page, pima.edu/covid19 to more focused content.

If your department has COVID-19-related content to update, email websystems@pima.edu (Web pages and MyPima) or marketing@pima.edu.

Pima Arts News

This weekend enjoy a few free concerts at the West Campus Center for the Arts. The Performing Arts Showcase featuring Music, Theater and Dance students, is from 12:30-4 p.m. Oct. 17. Visit the Pima Arts news page for information on upcoming events.

Employee Wellness

Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
Sign up online for Employee Wellness virtual workshops and challenges:

  • Telecoaching: In a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment, get advice on nutrition, fitness, self-care, stress and disease management, and financial guidance.
  • Super Foods
  • Sleighing Your Healthy Holiday Goals
  • Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
  • Fats: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Create the Vision
  • Knife Skills and Plant Based Foods Demo

Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info
Visit the Employee Wellness Intranet page to access free resources and tools. Employees also are encouraged to visit the Employee Wellness website for additional resources, news and information on the Pima Healthy Rewards Program and wellness-related activities that qualify for Pima Wellness Activity points. You also can keep current on the latest wellness news.

 

@PimaNews is an electronic newsletter for employee news of Pima Community College. The Marketing Office publishes this e-newsletter every Thursday, except when the College is closed, during the semester and every other week during the summer. Please send announcements and news items – 75 words or fewer ─ to pimanews@pima.edu by noon on Monday. Check any links before sending. Back issues are available on the @PimaNews Web page. The newsletter also accepts submissions about Pima employee accomplishments.

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