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Oct. 28, 2021

Contents

  • College Updates
    • Deadline Approaching for SENSE Survey
    • Pima Employees Reminded of New Student Welcome, Today
    • More Pet a Pup Events Coming Up
    • New Time for Social Security 101 Virtual Workshop
    • ‘Dangerous Books’ First in Library Lunchtime Speaker Series
    • Pima Shared Governance through AERC
    • 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

Deadline Approaching 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 to go to https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iYI48NUQV9e6kC?axcd=MLRP_ba4pfD7fTmIsm9w or this bit.ly/pimasense. 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.

Pima Employees Reminded of New Student Welcome, Today
Faculty and staff are reminded that the annual New Student Welcome is today via Zoom 4-6 p.m. If you registered, you should have received an email reply with the Zoom link.

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., Nov. 2 and 16
  • 3 p.m., Dec. 6

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

New Time for Social Security 101 Virtual Workshop
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 11:30 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?

If you are interested, register online to attend and create a free “My Social Security” online account at https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ .Please, 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.

‘Dangerous Books’ First in Library Lunchtime Speaker Series
The College Library presents “Dangerous Books,” the first in a lunchtime speaker series on books and their impact. Everyone is invited to attend this lecture and discussion with History faculty Carl-Michal Krawczyk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9, in the West Campus Library. The flyer has more details.

Pima Shared Governance through AERC
Did you know that the College has a council of your peers, known as the All-Employee Representative Council (AERC).

AERC reviews and updates policies, and finds solutions to matters affecting work conditions.

To learn more, visit the AERC Intranet Page.

General meetings are open to all employees. You also may submit questions or concerns to any AERC member or via the online comment box.

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

At 7 tonight, new music faculty member Juan David Mejia, D.M.A., performs on cello with a guest violinist, harpist and pianist, at West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall. The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery has an opening reception for the “American Renaissance” exhibit from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Gallery. The exhibit, featuring works by Alanna Airitam and Wayne Martin Belger, opened this week. 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.
  • El Tour de Tucson Challenge
  • Super Foods
  • Sleighing Your Healthy Holiday Goals
  • Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
  • Stress Management Workshop

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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