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Oct. 21, 2021

Contents

  • College Updates
    • Help Needed as Deadline Approaches for SENSE Survey
    • Spooky Upcycled Halloween Book Event at East Campus Makerspace
    • More Pet a Pup Events Coming Up
    • Pima Employees Urged to Be Part of New Student Welcome, Oct. 28
    • Social Security 101 Virtual Workshop Nov. 8
    • Pima Employment Opportunities for Internal Candidates
    • Use of Google Sites Discouraged; Follow These Guidelines
    • Submit Employee Stories and More for Web, Social Media
    • Like, Comment and Share Pima Social Media Posts
  • Pima Arts News
  • Employee Wellness
    • Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

College Updates

Help Needed as Deadline Approaches for SENSE Survey

The College is closing in on the 11:59 p.m. Nov. 5 end of the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) administration period and the response rate still is only 12%.

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.

Spooky Upcycled Halloween Book Event at East Campus Makerspace
The East Campus Library is holding a free Spooky Upcycled Halloween Book Event in the East Campus Makerspace 9 a.m. to noon each day, Oct. 26 and Oct. 28. Drop in any time. All materials and supplies are provided. If you have questions email ec-library@pima.edu or call 520-206-7693.

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

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

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.

Social Security 101 Virtual Workshop Nov. 8
The College has partnered with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA ) to host a free workshop about Social Security. The virtual session, presented by Jack Burns, a SSA Public Affairs specialist, will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 on Zoom.

Topics covered include:

  • When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits?
  • How does early retirement affect your benefits?
  • Do you qualify for disability, survivors and spouse benefits?
  • How do you get the most from your benefits?
  • What is the future of Social Security?
  • When should you file for Medicare?

Interested participants must register to attend online and create a free “My Social Security” online account at ssa.gov/myaccount and print out your Social Security statement prior to attending the workshop. If you have questions, contact esc@pima.edu. You also can view the flyer.

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.

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.

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.

Pima Arts News

Tonight, classical guitarist Michael Lich performs at 7 o’clock at the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall. The evening of Oct. 22 at Downtown Campus, enjoy refreshments and student artwork in a reception for The Lockdown exhibit 5:30-7:30 p.m. Then, Oct. 25, the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery opens the exhibit American Renaissance. Cellist Juan David Mejia, D.M.A., performs at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Recital Hall. The Pima Arts news page has information on other 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
  • 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.

 

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