JULY 17, 2018
New Advisors on the Job
You might have noticed many new faces around the advising offices on each campus.
TCC is training 25 new advisors to help the College arrive at its 300-to-1 student-to-advisor ratio goal, an important milestone for enabling student success. The College was able to fund the new positions in part through the TCC Foundation’s Clearing the Pathway multi-year campaign.
The new advisors come from a variety of backgrounds – business, non-profit, K-12 education and higher education. There’s even an adjunct professor who has transitioned into advising.
Currently, half their day is spent in the classroom learning the ins-and-outs of advising – technology, advising styles, how to advise – and the other half is spent shadowing TCC’s veteran advisors.
TCC Students Recognized with Top Honors at PBL National Leadership Conference
More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Maryland to Elevate their Futures as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $110,000 in cash awards.
The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference took place June 23–26 in Baltimore. Participants from across the United States attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events.
Open Comments Requested
Tulsa Community College seeks comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. A team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission will visit TCC September 24-25, 2018. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.
Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.
Submit comments to HLC at hlcommission.org/comment or mail them to the address below. All comments must be received by August 24, 2018.
Public Comment on Tulsa Community College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Tulsa Run Registration Giveaway!
Part of our role as a presenting sponsor of the 2018 Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run is to inspire participation. Run, walk or volunteer, we want you involved. If you're leaning toward running or walking, we can help you get there. Each campus fitness center has free training programs available, including walking guides for the 5k and 15k.
We're also giving away one entry in July. Sign up now for the free entry, and we'll announce the winner July 31. If you don't win, don't worry. Entries will reopen periodically over the next couple of months and if you've already signed up but didn't win, we'll leave your name in. Each entry can be used for the 5k, 15k, or 2k. Which you choose is up to you, but if you win, you have to use the entry; it can't be passed to someone else.
Stay tuned for info on discounted registrations, training programs, and volunteer opportunities!
This Week's NSOs!
July 17, 1:00 p.m., Southeast Campus
July 19, 1:00 p.m., West Campus
Please watch for opportunities to welcome new students and their families during these sessions. New Student Orientation is always looking for enrollment lab volunteers. Helping in the enrollment lab is a great way to connect one-on-one with new students and help them have a positive first experience at TCC.
Sign-ups for United Way Day of Caring
United Way Day of Caring
Sept. 14, 2018
TCC still has 35 volunteer spots open for TAUW Day of Caring 2018. Options still available are at the Boy Scout camp in Broken Arrow, the Girl Scout troop house in West Tulsa, and four spots at the Red Cross. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Linda Joyce. The TCC Foundation will provide free t-shirts for all participants.
Dreamworks' Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr.
VanTrease PACE Studio Theatre
July 25 - 29, 7 p.m.
July 28, 29, 2 p.m.
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape -- with the help of some prodigious penguins -- to explore the world.
This TCC production is directed by Mark Frank, with musical direction by Laura Cowen and choreography by Jennifer Andrasko. All seats are $10. For tickets, call 918-595-7777 or visit www.myticketoffice.com.
This Summer at the McKeon Center for Creativity
Please Touch the Art
Featuring works in Scent, Sculpture and Installation
Through July 31
Break the rules of conventional museums at the third annual Please Touch the Art exhibit. People of all ages and abilities are welcome, with a particular focus on accessibility for visitors who are blind or visually impaired.
Instructor-Led Training Opportunities!
To view or enroll, log into SkillSoft. On the Dashboard page look in the lower left for “Upcoming Events” and click on Instructor-Led Training or the number in the green box. To see course details, location, timing and other information, click Actions, View Session Details. There are three tabs: Course Info, Session Info and Meeting Times. To enroll in a class, click on Actions, Enroll in This Session
We want your feedback!
Big Blue Podcast
Featuring President and CEO Leigh B. Goodson and Metro Campus Provost Dr. Greg Stone, The Big Blue Podcast provides perspective on the outstanding people, programs, places and issues facing the College you won't get anywhere else. You can subscribe to the podcast playlist on Youtube.
Windows 10: Coming Soon
As a reminder, if it hasn't already happened, your computer will be upgraded to Windows 10 before the end of July. If you are not already familiar with the operating system, there are training courses available in Skillsoft, and you can find a quick-start reference guide here.
Cost Savings Survey
In order to be good stewards of our resources, Tulsa Community College is interested in your cost saving ideas.
@TCC: Follow Us on Social Media
Do you follow TCC on social media? Our social media accounts can keep you up-to-date on campus activities, upcoming deadlines, and what's going on with TCC students. Below, you can find links to TCC's Twitter feed, Facebook page, YouTube page, and Instagram feed. Like, friend, follow and stay connected!