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Feb. 17, 2022

Contents

  • College Updates
    • Festival of Books Volunteers Needed
    • Use of Google Sites Discouraged; Follow These Guidelines
    • Community Forums to Discuss Adult Learning Centers
    • Show Your Love for the ARC Food Pantry
    • Library’s Spring Newsletter
    • Community College Survey of Student Engagement
    • Individual Financial Counseling Available Feb. 22-23
    • Submit a Pima Story Idea
    • LWAC Fellowship Opportunity for Faculty and Exempt Staff
    • East Campus Makerspace DIY Bookmarks Feb. 22
    • In-person Graduation Ceremony at Kino Stadium May 18
    • Pima Shared Governance through AERC
    • Pima Employment Opportunities for Internal Candidates
  • Pima Arts News
  • Employee Wellness
    • Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

College Updates

Festival of Books Volunteers Needed
The Tucson Festival of Books is March 12-13, and Pima is seeking volunteers to provide a Pima presence at our table. Volunteers can share and present information on their subject matter expertise, while partnering with Pima’s External Relations staff during the event, which runs 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day. If you are interested in volunteering, complete this form by Feb. 28. If you have questions, contact Joi Stirrup, Director of External Relations.

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, College 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 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 OK 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 service request in MyPima > Employees > @Work > Quick Links > Service Requests > IT Service Requests > Web Systems.

Community Forums to Discuss Adult Learning Centers
Join us in a public forum to help shape the future of Pima’s Adult Learning Centers. The forums’ goal is to gather insights from community members who have been served by the Learning Centers over the past 25 years. The dates and times are:

  • Virtual – Feb. 22, 1-2:30 p.m. Click to join the meeting.
  • In person – March 5, 10-11:30 a.m., El Pueblo Liberty Adult Learning Center, 101 W. Irvington Road, Building 7; Co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and Tucson Vice Mayor Lane Santa Cruz; RSVP to attend.

If you have questions, contact 520-206-7330 or adulted@pima.edu.

Show Your Love for the ARC Food Pantry
Please help support the College’s ARC Resource Center and Food Pantry by enrolling in a payroll deduction plan. To establish a payroll deduction contribution, visit MyPima –> Employees –> Quick Links and select My Miscellaneous Deductions, then scroll down and click Add a New Benefit or Deduction and follow the instructions.

These payroll deduction donations will go to a Pima Foundation account benefitting ARC.

The first 25 employees to enroll in this payroll deduction will receive a prize from a local business. All employees enrolled by Feb. 28 will be entered to win a Grand Hot Air Balloon Experience.

ARC representatives say that if 50 employees made $5 per paycheck payroll deductions, it would be able to provide an additional 600 food bags for students, containing three to four days’ worth of meals.

Learn more about ARC here.

Library’s Spring Newsletter
Check out the Library’s Spring Newsletter! It has information on upcoming events, such as speakers and Makerspace projects, as well as a guide to reading challenges to help diversify your reading. It also includes information on the Culture Pass program that is available at the Downtown, West and Desert Vista campuses, and more.

Community College Survey of Student Engagement
The Office of Strategy, Analytics and Research (StAR) recently administered the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). Since 2011, the College has administered CCSSE every three to four years and is seeking input from College employees to learn how the student feedback from previous years has been used to initiate meaningful changes to improve the student experience and outcomes. Have previous results changed your opinions or how you interact with or teach students? Have you gleaned any insights, altered behaviors or taken actions from past responses? Are you aware of any College practices or policies that were altered? Please send your comments and examples to pcc-feedback@pima.edu. If you have questions, email pcc-feedback@pima.edu.

Individual Financial Counseling Available Feb. 22-23
Free one-on-one virtual meetings with TIAA Retirement Planner Donn Fitch are available Feb. 22 and 23. These confidential meetings allow you to discuss your personal financial situation, including your retirement planning. Sign up online.

Submit a Pima Story Idea
Submit a story idea to highlight the amazing accomplishments of Pima students, faculty, staff and alumni. Stories submitted may be featured on Pima’s website, social media accounts and other promotional materials. If you have questions, contact Web Systems, websystems@pima.edu.

LWAC Fellowship Opportunity for Faculty and Exempt Staff
The Teaching and Learning Center, in collaboration with the Communication Division and Campus Learning Centers, is looking for full-time or part-time faculty and exempt employees interested in completing a liberatory writing across the curriculum (LWAC) project this semester. To learn more and to apply, click here. LWAC Fellowship applications are due by Feb. 18. If you have questions, contact Brooke Anderson, bdanderson@pima.edu, or Victoria Vertein, vhennings@pima.edu.

East Campus Makerspace DIY Bookmarks Feb. 22
The East Campus is hosting a bookmark-making event 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 22 in the Makerspace, Room L-116. If you have questions, email ec-library@pima.edu.

In-person Graduation Ceremony at Kino Stadium May 18
For 2022, the College is planning its first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019 and its first-ever outdoor ceremony.

Join us at 7 p.m. May 18, at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

As details become available, they will be posted on pima.edu/graduationceremony.

Pima Shared Governance through AERC
The All-Employee Representative Council (AERC) is a council of Pima employee peers that reviews and helps update 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.

Pima Arts News

  • The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery exhibits, “What Place is This” by photographer Wayne Gudmundson and “Threads of Immigration” by installation artist Perla Segovia run through March 11.
  • “Maureen McClain Estate: Diana and Keith St. John’s Gift,” exhibit runs through March 25 in the Visual Arts Gallery.
  • Online ticket sales are open for “The SpongeBob Musical,” which runs Feb. 24 through March 6. Pima employees can receive a $5 discount with code: pineapple. The opening reception is 6 p.m. Feb. 24.
  • Online ticket sales are open for “August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson,” which runs March 25 through April 3. Pima employee tickets are $15.

For information on upcoming events, visit the Pima Arts news page.

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.
  • Tai Chi
  • Standing, Sitting, Lying Down: Back Care
  • Home Workouts 101
  • Healthy Gut, Healthy Life
  • How to Better Manage Your Time
  • Knife Skills and Plant Based Demo Foods
  • At Home (Worksite) Walking Club
  • 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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