NCA Communication – E-Newsletters

E-Newsletters

  • e-Outlook, bi-weekly employee e-newsletter
  • CougarNews, bi-weekly student e-newsletter
  • Awareness campaign: March 2010 – present

2010

March 8-May 31
The Self Study Steering Committee and Sub-Committees are meeting regularly to prepare for the writing and publishing of the college’s Self Study. The NCA accreditation team visit is set for Nov. 7-9, 2011.
More than 75 faculty and staff are active on these committees and many more are providing support. If a committee member asks for information or assistance in regards to the Self Study, your response and effort are greatly appreciated. The fun really begins with the official Self Study Campus Kick-off Celebration planned for the Fall All-College In-Service on Sept. 7.

June 1-Sept. 19
Don't forget to save the date for the official Self Study Campus Kick-off Celebration planned for the Fall All-College In-Service on Sept. 7! The NCA accreditation team visit is set for Nov. 7-9, 2011.
The Self-Study Steering Committee and Sub-Committees are meeting regularly to prepare for the writing and publishing of the college’s Self Study. If a committee member asks for information or assistance in regards to the Self Study, your response and effort are greatly appreciated.

2011

Feb. 21
(Only in e-Outlook) In an effort to promote the NCA Self-Study Accreditation visit in Fall 2011, e-Outlook will occasionally include a fun word game or puzzle featuring information about NCA Accreditation.
Check out this week's crossword puzzle and see if you can fill in all the answers!

 Crossword Puzzle for NCA self study

 

April 18
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact to help you learn more about NCA accreditation.
Fact: The NCA evaluation assures the value of credits earned at SCC, meaning courses taken for credit at SCC will be accepted in transfer by other colleges provided they are appropriate to the degree sought.

Cheer on your fellow SCC faculty and staff in the HLC/NCA Faculty/Staff softball game at 5 p.m. Monday, April 18, on the SCC softball field. Sponsored by the NCA Self-Study Communications Subcommittee, the event is part of the college’s effort to educate us about its Self-Study efforts. Snacks featuring HLC/NCA facts will be provided. Contact Heather McDorman at x8277 for more information.

(Only in e-Outlook) In an effort to promote the NCA Self-Study Accreditation visit in Fall 2011, e-Outlook will occasionally include a fun word game or puzzle featuring information about NCA Accreditation. Check out this week's crossword puzzle and see if you can fill in all the answers!

 Crossword Puzzle for NCA self study

May 2
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact to help you learn more about NCA accreditation.
Fact: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

May 16
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact to help you learn more about NCA accreditation.
Fact: The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

May 31
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact to help you learn more about NCA accreditation.
Fact: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) uses two major processes, institutional self-study and peer evaluation, to build its comprehensive evaluations for initial and continued accreditation.

June 13
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact to help you learn more about NCA accreditation.
Fact: SCC has the privilege to plan and conduct the self-study process in a way that leads to its own preferred continuous improvement yet still adheres to the Criteria for Accreditation guidelines.

June 27
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact to help you learn more about NCA accreditation.
Fact: The two goals of the NCA self-study are to: 1) Integrate the self-study findings into our strategic planning, budgeting and assessment processes and 2) To share findings with the college community and initiate organizational improvement.

July 11
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact, word game or puzzle to help you learn more about NCA accreditation.
Check out this week's word puzzle and see if you can fill in all the answers! The first person to solve the cryptoquip and answer the riddle will receive a prize! Email your answers to mac@stchas.edu. 

 NCA Cryptoquip

Received three responses from e-Outlook, and one response from CougarNews. Gave away free coffee mugs to winner.

July 25
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact, word game or puzzle to help you learn more about NCA accreditation.
Fact: A team of five administrators and staff from other colleges that are members of NCA will be selected by the HLC and NCA to be the consultant evaluators who will validate SCC's self-study report in November 2011.                                                               

Aug. 8
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact, word game or puzzle to help you learn more about NCA accreditation.
Check out this week's word puzzle and see if you can fill in all the answers! The first person to solve the cryptoquip and answer the riddle will receive a prize! Email your answers to mac@stchas.edu.

 NCA Cryptoquip

Received six responses from e-Outlook, and one response from CougarNews. Gave away free USB flash drives to winners.

Aug. 22
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact, word game or puzzle to help you learn more about NCA accreditation.
Fact: To formulate the college's Self-Study Report, information is being collected from hundreds of faculty, staff, students and our community while the criterion subcommittees collect evidence related to the HLC/NCA Criteria for Accreditation.

Sept. 6
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact, word game or puzzle to help you learn more about NCA accreditation. Fact: The best way to prepare for the site visit in Nov. 2011 is to review the Self-Study Report. The executive summary is a great overview of the entire report if you do not have time to read the entire document.

Oct. 10
In order to prepare for the HLC/NCA Self-Study visit this fall, every e-Outlook will include a fact, word game or puzzle to help you learn more about NCA accreditation. Check out this week's word puzzle and see if you can fill in all the answers! The first person to solve the cryptoquip and answer the riddle will receive a prize! Email your answers to mac@stchas.edu.

NCA Cryptoquip

 B R P C     Z B C     Z L     X G C     L W M C     E J W X C J W R     X G R X    S W Q Q    

N C     I T C H     N A     X G C     B E R     R B H     G Q E     X Z    C M R Q I R X C     T E E.

Hint: J = R

Oct. 24

Members of the HLC/NCA evaluation team will be on the SCC campus Nov. 7-9. Please review the Self-Study report in order to prepare for the visit. Also go to the Self-Study Web page for more useful information.

Upcoming: 11/7/11: Reminder

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