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Nov. 4, 2021

Contents

  • College Updates
    • Numerous Policy and Procedure Updates for Review
    • TLC Nov. 5 Presentation on Hispanics' Impact on State, U.S.
    • Deadline Nov. 5 for SENSE Survey
    • Two More Pet a Pup Events This Year
    • Social Security 101 Virtual Workshop Is Nov. 8
    • ‘Dangerous Books’ First in Library Lunchtime Speaker Series
    • Pima Shared Governance through AERC
    • Greater Tucson Leadership to Help Match You with Nonprofit Opportunities
    • 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

Numerous Policy and Procedure Updates for Review
The following item(s) are available for the 21-day review and comment at pima.edu/about-pima/leadership-policies/policies/drafts:

Draft Board Policies:

BP 1.16: Institutional Effectiveness — REVISED

Draft Administrative Procedures:

AP 1.16.01: Mission Evaluation — REVISED

AP 1.16.02: Strategic and Operational Planning — REVISED

AP 1.16.03: Institutional Quality (IQ) Operational Effectiveness — REVISED

AP 2.11.01: Human Subjects Review — REVISED

AP 3.12.01: Placement — REVISED

AP 3.25.08: College Discipline Area Committee — RECOMMENDED FOR DELETION

Minor Updates:

BP 1.15: Workplace Violence Prevention — REVISED

BP 1.17: Public Access and Free Expression on College Property — REVISED

BP 1.19: Naming Opportunities — REVISED

BP 2.20: Drug-Free College — REVISED

BP 3.12: Developmental Education — REVISED

BP 3.47: Student Organizations — REVISED

AP 3.01.01: Qualifying Faculty to Teach Credit Bearing Courses — REVISED

AP 3.12.02: Developmental Coursework Sequencing — REVISED

AP 3.12.03: Developmental Curricula — REVISED

AP 3.30.02: Learning Communities — REVISED

AP 3.47.01: Student Organization — REVISED

TLC Nov. 5 Presentation on Hispanics' Impact on State, U.S.
On Nov. 5, Pima’s Teaching and Learning Center offers a virtual presentation on the future implications of the growing demographic and economic influence of the Hispanic population in Arizona and the U.S.

The presentation will be facilitated by TLC’s Training and Curriculum Developer Ricardo Castro Salazar, Ph.D. Among the statistics, 35% of the Hispanic population in the U.S. is younger than 18. And, if U.S. Hispanics were an independent nation, they would be the eighth largest economy in the world. Though Hispanics are driving the growth of the workforce and the economy, they also face challenges, such as a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 mortality.

This event is 2-3 p.m. on Google Meet, or dial: ‪(US) +1 954-998-5276; PIN: ‪933 749 691#.

Adjunct Faculty will be compensated at $25/hour. Participation in this session can be applied toward the TLC Certificate in Anti-Racist, Inclusive and Equitable Pedagogies.

Deadline Nov. 5 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.

Two More Pet a Pup Events This Year
You have two more Pet a Pup opportunities this year at the Northwest Campus Library – with Ruby (a mini Goldendoodle) and her handler Jeannine. Enjoy this wonderful therapy dog at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 or 3 p.m. Dec. 6.

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

Social Security 101 Virtual Workshop Is 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 11:30 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 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.

Greater Tucson Leadership to Help Match You with Nonprofit Opportunities
Greater Tucson Leadership is teaming up with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona to help local nonprofits connect with potential board members.

If you are interested in serving on a nonprofit board – or know someone who is looking for an opportunity to serve – attend a free GTL event Nov. 16 from 4-6 p.m. at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, 5049 E. Broadway Blvd.

Laura Alexander and Jenny Carrillo, Tucson consultants who work extensively with nonprofits keen on building better boards, will give a 45-minute presentation, including an overview of board service, and help attendees decide which organization(s) are a good fit for them.

Then attendees can visit an exhibit area where nonprofits have staffed tables with materials about their organizations and opportunities to gather names and contact information from potential board members and volunteers.

For more on the event, including a list of participating nonprofits, RSVP here. For more information, GTL CEO Kasey Hill, kasey@greatertucsonleadership.org.

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, the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery’s “American Renaissance” exhibit, featuring Alanna Airitam and Wayne Martin Belger, is having its reception from 5-7 p.m. at the Bernal Gallery in the West Campus Center for the Arts. Pima Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors” opens Nov.11 and runs through Nov. 21 at the CFA’s Proscenium Theatre. Tickets are $18-$24. At 4 p.m. Nov. 13, attend a free Piano Student Recital in the CFS’s Recital Hall. Visit the Pima Arts newspage 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.

 

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