Holiday Party Today
You are invited to the campus holiday party today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodland's Café, 799 College Avenue. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be no-host cocktails with a celebratory toast at 4 p.m.
Community Education Preview Day
College of Marin’s Community Education Department will be hosting a free preview day on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Student Services Building at the Kentfield Campus. Attendees will be able to sign up for community education classes and COM employees will be on site to help with registration. You may also purchase your semester parking permit and get a free blood pressure check at the event. This is a great opportunity to discuss classes with community education instructors and learn about one of our student groups, the Emeritus Students College of Marin (ESCOM). Parking is free and the first 100 participants will receive a free gift. Come warm up with coffee, tea, and cookies while discovering all that community education has to offer! For more information call (415) 485-9305. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Marin Community Education Department and ESCOM.
Appointment of Classified Personnel
Retirement of Classified Personnel
Data Dashboard Update
A link to the Data Dashboard developed by the Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness to make data and research more accessible is now available in the folder list on the Intranet First Page. The Data Dashboard contains research and statistics on student demographics, enrollment, success rates, and cohort tracking. Due to network security protocols, you will need to be signed in to the Marin network on campus to access the link. To learn more about how you can access information in the Dashboard, training workshops have been scheduled on Dec. 15, Jan. 11 and 12, from 11 a.m. to noon. All workshops will take place in the Library Information Literacy Classroom located in the back corner of the Library. Additional workshops will be planned during the spring semester.
January Flex Program Update
The Professional Development Committee is finalizing the January 2012 Flex program. Jan. 18 and 19 are Independent Flex Days. Friday, Jan. 20, is the Mandatory Flex Day that includes the Spring College Convocation and department meetings. The Flex Program will include workshops on topics that include Moodle training, emergency preparedness, suicide prevention, faculty orientation, health and wellness, and a college-wide teambuilding activity. Detailed information will be posted on the Staff Development Web page and sent via college email as soon as the program details are finalized.
Reminder to faculty: Fall 2011 Flex Verification Forms are due in Human Resources by Friday, Dec. 16. The form can be downloaded from the Staff Development Web page.
December 2011 Monthly Data Nugget
Did you know…
Sign up for COM’s Emergency Notification System, Alert U
You can be notified immediately by text message of campus closures and emergencies by signing up for Alert U, the college’s emergency notification system. Marin Community College District Police Department, with sponsorship from alertu.org, has an emergency SMS messaging platform to enhance communication services during crisis situations.
AlertU will allow campus police to broadcast critical information, in real time, to the mobile devices (cell phones, etc.) of all employees and the student body. This is particularly important for those who may be in, or near, a crisis zone. Instructions on signing up from a computer or cell phone are below. There is no cost to sign up for this service; however, standard text message rates may apply.
From a computer:
From your cell phone:
RECOMMENDATION: To make it easier for you to recognize emergency messages, store the number 253788 in your cell phone’s phone book as AlertU We value your privacy as students and staff at Marin Community College District and can promise:
You will never receive any mobile spam. No personal information will ever be shared with anyone. Only MCCD Police will have access to the alerting system. The AlertU system will only be used in the event of an emergency/crisis. The service is free, though the user’s standard text message rates/plans apply. It is expected that in the event of a crisis or emergency, AlertU will greatly help minimize both risk and damage for our students, faculty, staff, and school. While this service is only one of the many methods that may be needed in getting the word out in a crisis, it should be the most immediate.
The Cherry Orchard
W. Allen Taylor, director
Contemporary Opera Marin: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Paul Smith, director
Men’s Basketball vs. Sacramento City College
Men’s Basketball—Bay Valley Conference, Alameda College
Men’s Basketball—Bay Valley Conference, Napa Valley College
Women’s Basketball vs. Skyline College
Women’s Basketball vs. Monterey College
Women’s Basketball—Bay Valley Conference, Laney College
Women’s Basketball—Bay Valley Conference, Napa Valley College
Have a safe and happy holiday break!
David Wain Coon, Ed.D.
President's Monday Briefing Web Page