Hello Campus Community,

There is a lot happening on and around campus, especially with our CT State merger. These easy-to-scan CEO Campus Cabinet News Updates reflect our efforts to curate the latest news and events to keep you in the know. They will also include brief reminders about deadlines.

News Updates

May 16, 2024

Hello Campus Community,

There is a lot happening on and around campus. These easy-to-scan CEO Campus Cabinet News Updates reflect our efforts to curate the latest news and events to keep you in the know. They will also include brief reminders about deadlines. This information is archived on our website at “About, CEO Campus Cabinet News”.Hello Campus Community,

News Updates:

  • As this is National Police Week, we would like to acknowledge all that security and police do for CT State and our Asnuntuck Campus. We appreciate their expertise, readiness, and willingness to assist at any time for any cause. It is a great reassurance knowing that we can consult with them on training, preparedness, and response. A thank you for all that they do to ensure a safe environment for our students, faculty, and staff!
  • Brad Gilchrist’s last day as Campus Security Supervisor is today (5/16/24). Thank you for your service and best wishes on your semi-retirement! Kara Capoldo will assume responsibility as Security Supervisor tomorrow (5/17/24).
  • Many thanks to Liberty’s Café for providing a delicious end-of-semester luncheon and for the beautiful presentation of food at the Awards Ceremony. Thank you also to all the people who participated at the Awards Ceremony!
  • Kudos to the Staffulty Committee on their efforts for this well-attended picnic event. Also, thank you for the assistance provided by our facilities and security staff for the work invested in bringing the event inside.
  • Our Inaugural Graduation as CT State Community College Asnuntuck is next Thursday, May 23, at Dunkin Stadium. All volunteers and commencement walkers should pick up their parking passes from Jenna-Marie Jonah.  We are excited to celebrate our graduates!
  • Congratulations to Marilynn Turner and Gary Revicki on their upcoming retirements.

May 9, 2024

Hello Campus Community,

There is a lot happening on and around campus. These easy-to-scan CEO Campus Cabinet News Updates reflect our efforts to curate the latest news and events to keep you in the know. They will also include brief reminders about deadlines. This information is archived on our website at “About, CEO Campus Cabinet News”.

News Updates:

  • Our Student Awards Night is being held tonight at 6:00pm in our Conference Center.  Thank you to everyone who has assisted in the event, nominated students, and attending!
  • In the event students ask, Central Office staff will make every effort possible to have final grades for this semester viewable to students by 5/23/24.
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Walk Against Hunger! While the May 4th walk is over, we can still promote our Pantry and raise money for our amazing cause. We have only $590 to reach our goal! Please continue to post on your social media and let everyone know that they can still donate until noon on Friday, June 9, 2024. Link: https://donate.ctfoodshare.org/team/568458
  • The Town of Enfield has begun construction of a new sidewalk along Elm Street on our side of the street. The project includes the installation of a pedestrian crossing light for our driveway entrance.
  • Our PTK induction took placed May 2nd in our Conference Center.
  • A meeting for our commencement volunteers took place May 8th.  We are preparing for the most exciting day of the year!
  • To view the Spring 2024 Enhanced Census Report for Asnuntuck, please click here.

April 29, 2024

News Updates:

  • Best wishes to Erica Charis-Molling and Celestine Robbins as they embark on their new employment opportunities. Three different CT State campus libraries will assist us while our Library Director search occurs.  Please give the visiting directors a warm welcome when you see them:
    • Jim Patterson (Northwestern) – Mondays and Tuesdays (first day will be Tuesday, April 30th)
    • Dan Lewis (Capital) – Wednesdays (starting May 1st)
    • Matt Hall (Quinebaug) – Thursdays (starting May 2nd)
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  • There were 790 food pantry transactions (including grab and go) last month.
  • If you RSVP’d as attending our commencement ceremony on May 23, Keith Madore will send you an email on May 1 to invite you to our BBQ.  Please respond when you receive the email, so we have an accurate count for dinner.
  • Finance/Business office updates:
    • Last day to enter reqs is Friday, 05/17/2024.
    • Invoices should be approved Tuesday 06/25/2024, so they can be picked up by 6am check writing on Thursday, 06/27/2024.
    • Final Check writing is Thursday, 06/27/2024.
    • Last day to use Pcard to hit FY 24 is Friday, 05/24/2024.
    • Last day for interagency payments is Monday, 06/03/2024.
  • Please read the CT State Leadership Update sent at 10:30AM this morning.

 

April 10, 2024

News Updates:

  • Thank you to Keith Madore and his team for organizing a dazzling and successful Denim & Diamonds fundraiser. Thank you, too, to all who participated in making this event such a wonderful show of support for our students. Gross receipts totaled around a fabulous $46K. Great effort, everyone!
  • Information shared at yesterdays’ All Campus (April 10, 2024) gathering included:

– A presentation by Dean St. James and Associate Dean Bryden introducing the CARE Team (formerly BIT), the group’s purpose, and the process and forms used. Students in Distress Handout

– An overview by Evan Leslie of the Travel Reimbursement forms (blanket and reimbursement) and the proper use of them. He also highlighted the process that must be followed for Room Rentals.

– A summary by Gary Carra of his marketing role and how everyone can leverage networking to help market our campus offerings.

  • The scheduling for the Fall ’24 All Campus meetings (subject to change) is as follows:

Wed., September 11, 3:30-4:30 pm

Wed., September 25, 3:30-4:30 pm

Thurs., October 10, 2:30-3:30 pm

Thurs., October 24, 2:30-3:30 pm

Tues., November 5, 3:00-4:00 pm

Tues., November 19, 3:00-4:00 pm

Wed., December 11, 12:00 Holiday Party

Wed., February 5, 3:30-4:30 pm

Wed., February 19, 3:30-4:30 pm

Thurs., March 13, 2:30-3:30 pm

Thurs., March 27, 2:30-3:30 pm

Tues., April 8, 3:00-4:00 pm

Tues., April 22, 3:00-4:00 pm

Wed., May 15, Picnic

  • CT State: Key Dates for Fall ’24 at Asnuntuck (and across our system)

– Fall ’24 semester begins Wed., August 28.

– Professional Development Days will be held August 26 and 27.

  • CEO Michelle Coach will be off campus the week of April 12-19. Manager on Duty (MODs) will be as follows:

Fri., April 12: Fred DiMauro

Mon., April 15: Mary Bidwell

Tues., April 16: Dawn Bryden

Wed., April 17: Teresa Foley

Thurs., April 18: Fred DiMauro

Fri., April 19: Tim St. James

  • Congratulations to this year’s 2024 Merit Award and Educational Excellence recipients! Fifteen Merit awards and one Educational Excellence award were granted, but there were many, many deserving nominees — and we would like to thank them as well for their dedication to serving students and our community. Thank you, too, to those who composed and submitted heartfelt nominations. We would also like to recognize the shining stars in our two union groups, NP2 and NP3, who go above and beyond every day in their roles but could not partake in this process.

Merit Award Recipients                           Educational Excellence Award Recipient

Hailekiros Abera                                             Joe Marcelino

Roland Atkinson

Dean Blumberg

Travis Brown

James Bunting

Ben Durant

Gregg Gorneault

Michaela Mullarkey

Kellie Payne

Ken Revicki

Jeff Shuman

Alicia St. Peter

Cheryl Turgeon

Marcin Wardak

James Wilkinson

Reminders:

  • Faculty award nominations for students are due to Jenna-Marie Jonah (jjonah@asnuntuck.edu) by end of day Wednesday, April 17th.
  • Nominations for student graduation awards – Broken Paddle Award, Distinguished Service Award, Nelson Bordeau Award – are due back to Dean Tim St. James (tstjames@asnuntuck.edu) no later than Monday, April 29th. The awards committee will be meeting following the deadline to make final selections. For additional information and forms, please see Dean St. James’ email dated 4/11/2024 (3:25PM).

March 21, 2024

News Updates:

  • Awards Nights is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 6:00pm in the Conference Center.
  • PTK induction is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 at 5:30pm.
  • Reminders:
    • 2024 Faculty & Staff Graduation Participation Survey: If you have not already done so, please complete the following brief form to confirm your participation status by close of business on Friday, March 22. Form: https://forms.office.com/r/NexxfnrM9z?origin=lprLink
    • Campus is closed next Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31.
    • The deadline for submitting student scholarship applications is Monday, April 1 at 5:00pm.
    • Denim & Diamonds fundraising event for student scholarships and programs will be held April 4, 5:00pm, at The Lodge at Maneely’s, South Windsor. Be sure to purchase your tickets before they are sold out! Contact Keith Madore or Cheryl Cyr.

March 18, 2024

News Updates:

  • The following High Schools toured our campus last week: Ellington, Charter Oak (Springfield, MA), Enfield, Suffield (two different days they sent large group of students to tour), East Granby, Rockville, Somers, and South Windsor. A special Thank You to Sherri Seekins and Roland Atkinson for coordinating this event. Additionally, thank you to the entire Advanced Manufacturing Department, GP Advising Office, Financial Aid, Workforce Development and Continuing Ed, Campus Security, student workers in the Food Panty, and Student Ambassadors for their participation in this great event. So many high school students were given the opportunity to tour CT State Asnuntuck and learn about all the wonderful programs we have to offer. We shared with them the Open House flyer and encouraged them to come back and bring their families to show what we have to offer.
  • AMTC’s first Capital Workforce Partner (CWP) Pipeline cohort graduated last week! Congratulations to graduates: Zachary Ureta, Shamari Manselle, Aaliany Almeida, Jody-Ann Clemonds. These students successfully completed a rigorous 280-hour training this past semester. Group Photo
  • Newly renovated ADA restrooms in Building 1 opened yesterday. Special features include out-swinging doors, baskets and hooks for holding personal items in each stall, and toilet paper dispensers located in each stall to facilitate easy entry/egress.
  • The IR Webinar scheduled for March 20th at 3:30pm, has been cancelled due to illness. Please look for a rescheduled invite soon.  As of now, our next All-Campus Meeting will be held on April 10th.
  • Deadline Reminders:
    • Regalia orders: Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00pm
    • Scholarship application submissions: April 1 at 5:00pm

March 8, 2024

News Updates:

  • The bookstore will have modified hours next week during Spring Break next week. It will be closed next Wednesday, March 13. The schedule for the rest of the week (March 11-17) will be Monday & Friday 12:00-4:00pm and Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
  • Friendly Reminder: Graduation regalia orders must be placed with Pamela in the bookstore by March 20 at the latest. Please see the reduced bookstore hours for next week in the preceding bullet.
  • Dean St. James recently sent an email asking employees to complete a very brief survey regarding this year’s commencement. This survey will help with planning and your response is appreciated and valued. Here is the link:  2024 Faculty & Staff Graduation Participation Survey: https://forms.office.com/r/NexxfnrM9z?origin=lprLink
  • Liberty Café will be closed next week during Spring Break.
  • High School Tour Week is next week, March 11-15.  Students from eight high schools will engage in a guided tour of our campus and receive an overview of the enrollment process. Guided Pathway Advisors and AMT Coordinator Kellie Payne will discuss assistance that is available for programs and Financial Aid will highlight financial pathway options. Continuing Education and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center will show students “hands-on” skilled trade programs.  An Open House on April 11, 5:30pm-7:30pm, will be held for interested students and their families.
  • The Asnuntuck Foundation is accepting applications for their 2024 Scholarship Selection Process for college credit and continuing education students that meet the criteria. Please share this information with your students. Eligible students are encouraged to complete this form and login with their CT State Asnuntuck student ID and password to complete the application. Asnuntuck Foundation Scholarship Application  Applications are due by Monday, April 1 at 5:00pm.
  • Denim & Diamonds fundraising event for student scholarships and programs will be held April 4, 5:00pm, at The Lodge at Maneely’s, South Windsor. Be sure to purchase your tickets before they are sold out! Contact Keith Madore or Cheryl Cyr.
  • Our next All Campus meeting will be March 20, 3:30-4:30pm, in the Conference Center. Please note the slight change of time. JD Mathewson, AVP of IE&P, Caitlin Boger-Hawkins, Sr. Director of IR, and Sohair Omar, Director of IR, will be presenting an IR Town Hall webinar via Webex. The webinar will be open to all CT State faculty and staff; Asnuntuck campus staff are encouraged to attend in person.  A link will be sent early next week via an Outlook calendar invite that asks you to Register for the Webex meeting. Please do so prior to the start of the Webex meeting.

March 1, 2024

News Updates:

  • Over 70 people attended CT State’s Business Roundtable hosted by our Asnuntuck Campus on Wednesday, February 28. The event was held in coordination with the Office of Workforce Strategies, Advance CT, the Governor’s Office, and CT State. Seven campuses were represented and over 40 business and industry partners joined together for some lively conversations about the needs of our business community. Quite a few of our guests commented on the highly positive energy that marked the gathering. Following the event, attendees had the opportunity to take advantage of services offered by our estheticians and massage therapy students. Be sure to check out our social media sites for photos from the meeting! (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn)
  • Thank you to everyone who attended our All Campus meeting this past Wednesday, which featured CFO Kerry Kelley and her team, Gennaro DeAngelis and Jennifer Gray. Kim Dragan, Finance Director, presented our Asnuntuck budget.
  • Kim Dragan, Finance Director, will be reaching out to departments for FY ’25 budget planning.
  • We anticipate the re-opening of the new ADA restrooms on Monday, March 18th.
  • Please note that our next holiday is Friday, March 29, the Day of Reflection (also identified as Good Friday). The campus will be closed that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (3/29, 3/30, 3/31).
  • Check out the CT State Census Report for Spring 2024.

February 23, 2024

News Updates:

  • Please note: Friday, March 29, is the Day of Reflection (also identified as Good Friday). The campus will be closed that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (March 29-31).

Hello Campus Community,

There is a lot happening on and around campus. These easy-to-scan CEO Campus Cabinet News Updates reflect our efforts to curate the latest news and events to keep you in the know. They will also include brief reminders about deadlines. This information is archived on our website at “About, CEO Campus Cabinet News”. 

News Updates:

  • Reminder: Monday, 02/19/2024, our campus will be closed in observance of the holiday.
  • One of our next All Campus meeting will be held 3/20/2024. This will be an IR Webinar with guest speakers Caitlin Boger-Hawkins, Senior Director of Institutional Research and JD Mathewson, Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning. The meeting will be held in our Conference Center as well as via Webex so that people from other CT State campuses can join us. Look for an update to the invite in the near future (i.e., Webex link).
  • Our Spring 2024 enrollment is 1214 Head Count and 733 FTE. This is a 2.7% decrease in Heads and a 5.3% increase in FTE from Spring 2023.  Thank you, everyone, for all of your enrollment efforts!
  • The revised number of Food Pantry visits for January is 663.
  • If you would like to host an event or speaker at CT State Asnuntuck, please contact Evan Leslie in our Business Office. There may be costs associated with security, maintenance, and room rental.  Plus, we are required to generate a contract (with necessary signatures) and receive a certificate of insurance from all groups.

Recently, you may have seen a statement in the media written by John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CT State Community College, “CT State Asnuntuck is proud to be a location where all are welcome to be their true authentic selves. CT State celebrates diversity and embraces and values the differences that make all of us unique. We believe that freedom of speech and freedom of expression are integral to providing a robust learning environment where our community feels empowered to exchange ideas, learn, and grow.”

February 2, 2024

News Updates:

  • A special thank you to Keith Madore and Cheryl Cyr for their efforts in coordinating one of the most successful Legislative Breakfast we have ever hosted. Thank you to faculty/staff members Teresa Foley, Michele Howard-Swan, Mary Bidwell, and Connie Haskins as well as to President Maduko, our CSCU guests, and legislators. Students, who shared their success stories with attendees and made this event so touching and memorable, were Ayssar Farah, Haley Jansen, Brian Sullivan, and Peter Gould.
  • Kudos to Sherry Paquette for coordinating a well-attended “Pizza with the President meeting”, where approximately 50 students engaged in a casual but lively conversation with CT State President Maduko. This was another big success for CT State Asnuntuck!
  • Please attend our All-Campus meeting next Wednesday, February 7th at 3:00pm.

January 26, 2024

News Updates:

Hello Campus Community,

There is a lot happening on and around campus. These easy-to-scan CEO Campus Cabinet News Updates reflect our efforts to curate the latest news and events to keep you in the know. They will also include brief reminders about deadlines. This information is archived on our website at “About, CEO Campus Cabinet News”.

 News Updates:

  • Please see the latest enrollment report by clicking here.  Amazing job, everyone!!
  • Narcan Training: CT Harm Reduction Alliance and Health District staff will be in the Tower Lobby, Wednesday, January 31, 11:00am – 1:00pm, to provide overdose prevention and Narcan training to anyone who needs it.
  • Inclement Weather Notifications: Please double-check to make sure you are signed up for CT State Alerts and your information is accurate. If you have access to myCTState, you can log in with your SSO credentials, scroll down and look for the myCTstate Alert link on the homepage. Click on it and make sure your information is up-to-date. You can update your phone numbers, campus affiliation(s), and preferences by clicking on the “update profile” link on the myCTState card.
  • Please see the links below for available CARE Resources:

CARE Teams Webpage

CARE Referral

Responding to Students in Distress – CT State” (4 minute video)

Mental Health and Wellness

Student Services Quick Links (which includes all the different reporting options)

 To join a CARE training webinar, follow the link below.

  1. January 23, 2024, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  2. January 30, 2024, from 9:00 – 10:00 am
  3. February 8, 2024, from 10:00 – 11:00 am
  4. February 12, 2024, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  5. February 21, 2024, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Additional webinars can be scheduled for groups or departments, contact Meredith Yuhas myuhas@commnet.edu.

January 22, 2024

News Updates:

January 8, 2024

News Updates:

  • First and foremost, congratulations to Dr. Dawn Bryden, who has been appointed as the Associate Dean of Student Development!
  • The Pantry usage for December was 399 visits.
  • Ayan Dirir, Asnuntuck’s Wellness Counselor, will be conducting a Timely Care blitz from January 22-25 for our students.
  • Outreach to students, who were slated to be dropped for non-payment, was completed on Thursday (1/4/24).  Outreach will continue as students are added to the list at specific intervals.
  • If you have not already done so, please take a moment to rebrand your email signature with the new CT State format. Here is the link to get started:  https://ctstate.edu/email-gen/
  • Applications for promotion and tenure are due Friday, January 19, 2024. Please submit to AS-Promote-Tenure and cc Michelle Coach, Erin Ransford, and Maura Kernan.
  • Reminder: Inclement Weather Notifications: Everyone should make sure they are signed up for CT State Alerts as we enter the Weather Alert season. A test was conducted today (1/5/24). Please take a moment to review the various ways we notify the campus community about inclement weather closings and delays. Please know that the college makes every effort to get announcements out to the community as early as possible via the following methods:
    • myCTState Alert: If you have access to myCTState, you can log in and make sure your information is current and accurate by clicking on myCTState Alert link on the homepage.***You can update your phone numbers, campus affiliation(s), and preferences by clicking on the “update profile” link on the myCTState card (screenshot above).***
      • ACC Website: You will see a notification posted on the website with detailed instructions on closing/delayed openings.

       Media outlets:

      • Radio – WACC 107.7 FM
      • TV – WFSB Channel 3 (CBS), WVIT Channel 30 (NBC), WTIC-TV Channel 61 (Fox), WTNH 8 (ABC), WWLP Channel 22 (NBC-Springfield), WGGB Channel 40 (ABC-Springfield)

 

  • ACC Weather Hotline: 1-800-501-3967 (select option #2) or 860-253-3000 (select option #2)
  • Social Media: Facebook and Twitter
  • Email: An email with information will be sent to all employees with specific details regarding the closing/delayed opening.

December 11, 2023

News Updates:

  • The Pantry usage for November was 726.
  • The Behavioral Health Center hosted Open Houses on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday this past week.
  • Our Holiday Party is December 13 at 11:30am in the Conference Center. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
  • Now is the time to rebrand your email signature with the new CT State format. Here is the link to get started:  https://ctstate.edu/email-gen/
  • Everyone should make sure they are signed up for CT State Alerts as we enter the Weather Alert season.
  • Final Exams begin December 12 and run through December 18. Final grades must be submitted by 12:00 noon December 21. The Academic Tutoring Center is a free resource for CT State students. Here is the link to their services should you like to pass it along to your students:  https://asnuntuck.edu/student-resources/academic-tutoring-center/
  • Spring In-Person Orientation Session One starts January 16, 2024, at 11 a.m. Spring In-Person Orientation Session Two starts January 17, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Tower Lobby.
  • Virtual CEO Office hour for Wednesday, 12/13/2023 at 10:00AM has been canceled.  Please reach out to Maura Kernan to schedule a meeting, if needed, or connect with Michelle before or after the holiday gathering on Wednesday.

December 1, 2023

News Updates:

    • Back by Popular Demand! Therapy Dogs will be appearing on our campus next week. Look for them at The Center on Tues./Wed./Thurs., December 5, 6, 7th, 11:30am-12:30pm. Tails will be wagging!
    • Library Happenings in December:
      • Author and CT State faculty John Sheirer will be reading his latest book, “For Now: One Hundred 100-word Stories,” on Wed., December 6th. A brief discussion will follow. More information about the event can be found here: https://ctstate.libcal.com/event/11609170.
      • Disability Awareness:
        • Jillian Sullivan, CT State Asnuntuck Campus Lead of Disability &Accessibility Services, will be available to chat and answer questions on Tues., December 4, from 2:30-4:00, and Wed., December 6, from 11:00am to 1:30pm.
        • A book exhibit focusing on the experiences of individuals with disabilities has been curated by the library staff.
        • Student reflections of support, encouragement, and disability awareness are posted by the picture windows within the library. Please plan to stop by.
    • Save the Dates!
      • Our Holiday Gathering will take place Wed., December 13, 11:30am, in the Conference Center. Join us for food, fun, and camaraderie. Lunch will be served, sponsored by the Asnuntuck Foundation. We ask that you please bring a dessert to share that is a tradition for your family and/or friends. If the item has allergens, please note them.
      • President Maduko’s State of the State address is scheduled for January 18th, 11:00am. The Conference Center will be available to view the Teams broadcast together. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
    • As part of CT State Community College, our new visual identity should be reflected across our campus communities and the communities in which we live.  If you have not already done so, please incorporate the official, branded signature logo in your Outlook mail using the link that follows:  https://ctstate.edu/email-gen/

October 31, 2023

News Updates:

  • President Maduko will be having office hours on Tuesday, Nov. 14th from 11:00am-12:00pm and Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 3:00-4:00pm. All are welcome. Please look for the invite that was forwarded to you earlier today.
  • CEO Coach will have in-person office hours on Thursdays, November 16th, 30th and Dec. 14th from 3:30-4:30pm. She will also have virtual office hours on Wednesdays, Nov. 29th and Dec. 13th from 10:00-11:00am. All are welcome. Please look for the invites that were sent earlier today.
  • Information about Thanksgiving week was included in the Facilities Update email sent yesterday by CEO Coach.  More information will be forthcoming in a couple of days.
  • An AS-Budget Mitigation mailbox has been created. Please send your cost-saving suggestions to that address.  We appreciate everyone’s ideas and thoughts.
  • Thank you to Dr. John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, for having a conversation with us at our All-Campus meeting last Wednesday.  Please click the following link for a summary from the meeting: All Campus Oct. 25, 2023 Summary

October 23, 2023

News Updates:

  • Check out the Fall Enhanced Census Report.  It is a wonderful two-sided info sheet to share.
  • Please extend a warm welcome to Ayan Dirir, Asnuntuck’s Wellness Counselor, who started on Friday, 10/20/2023.
  • 735 individuals visited the pantry last month.
  • Thank you to the Welding department for creating a sign holder for our front CT State sign!
  • Spring registration will open on Monday, 10/30/2023 at 9:00am.
  • Our next All-Campus Meeting will be this Wednesday, 10/25/2023, at 3:30pm.  Dr. John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas will be our guest at the meeting, along with the contractors for our Thanksgiving week project.  Some details about the project that will be expanded upon are:
    • The campus is open.  Only specific areas will have restricted access.  The Deans will be speaking with employees to create a list of who will be working on campus.  We are not requiring employees to be remote but giving them an option to do so.  We will have areas set up for on-campus work and classes as needed because the campus is not closed.
    • The glycol will be removed from the campus and placed into a tanker at the beginning of this process.  Our guests will explain how this will be done and the processes involved.  Thus, we will be circulating water and then salt water at an appropriate internal temperature for the building.  Glycol is being added at a later date (12/2).
    • We ask that people clean their offices (including items on the floors) because we will be regularly monitoring the spaces.
  • President Maduko will be holding open office hours on Thursday, 10/26/2023 from 3:00-4:30pm.  The link to join is:
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The meeting is open to all employees who have interest in attending and sharing their perspectives with President Maduko and our campus CEOs regarding areas for continuous improvement, including solutions for any concerns noted. This meeting will be 90 minutes this month.  November’s Meeting will be on November 14th, and December’s Meeting will be on December 12th.

October 10, 2023

News Updates:

  • The preliminary Fall 2023 Census Report is attached.  Incredible job, everyone!
  • Recently, data was provided about the number of students shared amongst campuses.  It has risen from less than 1% to about 28%.  Check out this table for Fall 2023:

Fall 2023

  • Our Flu clinic is tomorrow (10/11) from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Tower Lobby.
  • The transfer of funds occurred for our temporary Welding Make-up Air Units, and we should have a schedule to share about installation soon.
  • We had a very successful 23rd annual Golf Tournament last week.  Thank you to all who participated and volunteered!  A huge shout-out to Keith, Cheryl, and the committee!
  • Below you will find information about the CT State graduation application.
  • We have an All-Campus meeting tomorrow from 3:30pm-4:30pm.  Provost Brown, AVP Mike Stefanowicz, and Dean Justin Moore will be in attendance.  We hope to see you there!

Fall 2023 Census Report 

Letter from Susan Winn, Director of Degree Audit Technology about CT State graduation application

Good morning, Campus Supervisors and Campus Advising Leads.   The Graduation application for December 2023 conferral is now available to students in myCTState on the student card (see screen shot below “Apply for Graduation”).   The application will be available for students once they have completed over 41 credits for the Associate Degree (certificates have a smaller range based on total number of credits).  Once students submit the online graduation application, they will automatically be marked as “AP” for applied in SHADEGR.  Once the audit is performed, students will be marked as “PN” for pending or “MJQ” for missing major requirements.

A couple of important notes about the online graduation application:

  • Students must be registered in the Fall 23 semester to access the December application.  Otherwise, please have them email the degree auditor for the student’s home campus for assistance.
  • If a student is applying for a degree and certificate both, they must fill the graduation application for each credential.
  • The deadline to apply for December conferral is December 15th.Screenshots at the end of this letter show the application process.
  • Step 1: Student will select degree or certificate program (student must have declared that program and it must be entered in Banner for the graduation application to appear for that program).
  • Step 2: Student will see the ceremony date for their home campus (the home campus that is declared in Banner) and asked to RSVP for May ceremony date for their campus.
  • Step 3: Student will select their name for the diploma.   Students can edit first and middle name.  Last name will remain the same as their legal name entered in Banner.   The diploma is a ceremonial document—the legal name will remain on the transcript.
  • Step 4: Student will see a summary page of the information to be submitted (please note we are not asking students for a diploma mailing address as some campuses will have students pick up their diplomas. In the confirmation letter to students, we will ask them to update their address in myCTState.)
  • Step 5: Acknowledgement that the student has submitted their application (we’ve also added a note to have the student print this page for their records).

Applications for future terms:

  • The application for May 2024 conferral will be available starting in November (once registration for the Spring 24 semester begins).
  • The application for August 2024 conferral will be available in April 2024 (once registration for Summer 24 semester begins).

We are looking forward to graduating our inaugural class for CT State!  We encourage you to share this information with the student-facing staff on your campus.   Please reach out to the degree auditor for your campus with any questions.   Thank you!

Degree Auditor Campuses
Abdul Alsamraie Gateway and Housatonic
Debbie Kidd Norwalk & Tunxis
Joanne Faust Middlesex, Manchester & Northwestern
Tanya Shultz Naugatuck Valley & Asnuntuck
Joy Thompson Three Rivers, Quinebaug Valley and Capital

Screenshots of steps 1-5 showing the application process are below. 

Grad app Step 1

Grad app Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

 

September 15, 2023

News Updates:

  • At our All-Campus Meeting on September 13, we welcomed featured speakers Adam Rivers, Operations Manager, 107.7 WACC | Adjunct Professor, and Stacey Musulin, Campus Supervisor, Once Stop Enrollment Center (OSEC). Stacey was accompanied by special guest visitors Gayle Barrett, AVP of Enrollment and Retention Services, and Noel Rosamilio, Manager, Enrollment Services.
  •  Adam highlighted the various types of marketing opportunities and demonstrated how attendees could submit requests for available resources.  Please see the PowerPoint here.
  • Stacey provided a comprehensive overview of the One Stop Enrollment Center – what’s new, what’s not, and almost everything in between. Helpful handouts are:  “Where do students go for…” and “Where do faculty go for…“.
  • Kudos to Bonnie Solivan and all DEI committee members for hosting the informative kickoff and amazing flag display for Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • A Flu Clinic is scheduled on-campus flu clinic on Wednesday, October 11th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Tower Lobby. Be sure to bring your insurance card with you if you plan to participate. The North Central District Health Department will be accepting the following insurance:
    • Aetna
    • Anthem
    • CT Care
    • Cigna
    • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Husky
    • Medicare

Those covered under other insurance agencies (or uninsured) can pay by cash or check ($30 for standard dose and $65 for high dose).  This clinic is open to the public, so please feel free to share. Information will be sent out in a separate communication to our students.

September 8, 2023

News Updates:

  • Have you ever needed a Wireless Guest Password for a visitor on our campus?  Here are handy instructions on “How to log in to the CSCU Guest Sponsor Portal” to create one.
  • Great News! Our latest Cadence Report (below) shows that we are up 9% from our FTE target!  More Second Chance Pell and College Connections students are being enrolled, plus, we have late start classes still enrolling.  Please see the attached CSCU enrollment report from today.
  • All drops for non-payment have occurred. The NP process will occur next.
  • A Flu Clinic is being planned for October 9th in the Tower Lobby. Stay tuned for more information.
  • Creative proposals for $1,000 mini-grants that will enhance our student experience are now being sought. For more information and the grant application, click the following link: https://asnuntuck.edu/about-2/alumni/mini-grant-program/.  Please email grant applications to Carol LaLiberte. Collaborative, cross functional applications with student input and guidance are always encouraged. Feel free to run any ideas by Carol prior to your submission.
  • Reminder: Our Golf Tournament is October 4 at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow. If you are interested in volunteering, please discuss with your supervisor, and let Cheryl Cyr know at ccyr@asnuntuck.edu or by calling 860.253.3191.
  All CT State Asnuntuck  
Home Campus Enrollment as of 08 Sep 2023
Home Campus Headcount 35,255 1,291  
Headcount Target 35,042 1,372  
Headcount % to Target 101% 94%  
Seat Campus Hours as of 08 Sep 2023
Seat Campus Hours 326,167 12,439  
Seat Campus FTE (Hours/15) 21,744 829  
FTE Target 20,495 758  
FTE % to Target 106% 109%  
FAFSA & OPEID Correction Outreach
Valid FAFSA, Enrolled Fa23 24,741 1,011  
Valid FAFSA % of Enrolled Fa23 70% 78%  
FAFSA Packaged, Enrolled Fa23 21,990 967  
No FAFSA, Enrolled Fa23, Bad OPEID 1,758 44  
Balance Due, All Student Accounts
Compliant (Balance <$500) 30,782 1,095  
Compliant % to Enrollment Target 88% 80%  
Noncompliant (Balance $500+) 4,456 193  
FAFSA % 54% 55%  
Waiver/Third Party Payer % 1% 1%  
Total Noncompliant Balance Due $7,537,157 $262,579  
Average Noncompliant Balance Due $1,691 $1,361  
Nonpayment Drops
Dropped for Nonpayment (DNP) 2,977 66  
Re-enrolled 1,895 41  
Re-enrolled % of all DNP 64% 62%  
Re-enrolled % w/ Balance $500+ 22% 29%  
Re-enrolled % w/ FAFSA 36% 27%  
Re-enrolled % w/ Waiver 1.5% 10%  
New Student % of Re-enrolled 15% 17%  
Continuing Student % of Re-enrolled 74% 71%  
Full Time % of Re-enrolled 27% 20%  
Applications
Submitted Applications 34,079 1,175  
Applicants Admitted 20,899 731  
Admitted Enrolled 14,979 540  
Yield 72% 74%  

 

August 11, 2023

News Updates:

  • We need to remind all employees and students of the importance of swiping in and out each day at one of the PeopleTrack scanners.  As mentioned by President Maduko in his email yesterday, modifying facility hours of operation are a measure that is under consideration per our budget mitigation strategies.  Having everyone’s cooperation with swiping in and out of PeopleTrack will increase the accuracy of knowing how many students and employees are on the campus each day. In addition to having accurate data to inform discussions, the daily headcounts logged into PeopleTrack are used for justifying days and hours for the café to be open, staffing levels for security,  parking and traffic issues, and safety and security aspects during an emergency.  Please swipe in on one of the PeopleTrack scanners every day.  If you experience problems with the scanner not recognizing your card, please let Campus Security know, so they can determine if you need a new ID card, if you are swiping properly, or if repairs or adjustments are needed to the hardware or software.
  • Work is underway to secure sponsorships and foursomes for our fall Golf Tournament, which will be held October 4th at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow, MA.
  • The ATM located outside of the Veterans’ Oasis Center is being removed soon due to the lack of usage.
  • The Calling Campaign to contact 774 students to correct their OPEID on their FAFSA application and make payment on their classes has made a lot of progress. To date, 537 of 774 calls to students have been made, bringing the effort 69% complete. Kudos and thank you to everyone making these calls!
  • CT State Convocation will take place August 30 at noon. It will be live streamed in our Conference Center. Feel free to bring your lunch.
  • The 08/10/2023 Cadence Report from JD Mathewson, Interim AVP Institutional Effectiveness and Planning shows:
  All CT State Asnuntuck
Home Campus Enrollment
Headcount as of 10 Aug 2023 27,477 806
Headcount % to Target 78% 59%
Hours as of 10 Aug 2023 261,554 8,549
Full Time Equivalent (Hours/15) 17,437 570
FTE % to Target 85% 75%

Thank you, everyone, on your efforts towards our enrollment goals!

Please note: We received reports yesterday that some building 1 campus areas were warm, and we had to reset the chiller last night.  If you encounter warm conditions, please send an email to AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu.

 

August 4, 2023

News Updates:

  • Our CT State Provost, Dr. Levy Brown, visited Asnuntuck August 2 to become familiar with our campus, meet with CEO Dr. Michelle Coach, and tour our campus. Student Ambassador Maham Aftab, who is enrolled in our Psychology Studies and Liberal Arts and Sciences program, had the pleasure of serving as our tour director for Dr. Brown. Thank you, Maham!
  • Preliminary Save the Date: On August 30, President Maduko will broadcast a convocation event at noon. Please stay tuned for more information.
  • Wellness Counselor interviews have been completed for our Asnuntuck Campus. We hope to make an offer to the selected candidate soon. More information will be communicated as it becomes available.
  • A Calling Campaign is currently underway in an effort to contact 775 students to correct their OPEID on their FAFSA application and make payment on their classes.  Thank you to all who are making these calls, adjusting schedules for students, and registering students!  Enrollment efforts are in high gear!
  • Reminder: To be responsive and provide immediate attention to concerns as they arise, immediately follow these steps if you experience any facility concerns, odors, or disruptions:
  1. Contact security (dial “0” on a campus phone).
  2. Contact your dean, the CEO, or a member of the campus leadership.
  3. Notify maintenance by sending an email to: AS-Maint-Request@acc.commnet.edu). This email address sends a message to eight different maintenance department members, including the maintenance supervisor.
  • In response to our need to create budget mitigation strategies, we are welcoming any and all cost savings ideas you may have. Please send your comments to your cabinet member’s email.  Please note:  We ask that you do not include the request to use reserves in your ideas or suggestions. That is not a campus decision or choice we can utilize.

July 27, 2023

News Updates:

 REMINDER: The buildings will be closed starting Friday, 07/28/2023, at 4:30pm and will reopen on Monday, 07/31/2023, at 7:00am.

  • The schedule for our “All-Campus” meetings (formerly “All-College”) this upcoming 2023-2024 academic year is:
    • Sept: 13: One Stop (Stacey Musulin and Noel Rosamilio) Enrollment
    • Sept: 27: Chief Chute, Security
    • Oct: 11: Provost Brown (tentative)
    • Oct: 25: John Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, DEI
    • Nov: 8: Forrest Helvie, Promotion & Tenure Process
    • Dec: 13: Holiday Party
    • Jan: 17 & 18: Welcome Back & PD
    • Feb: 7: TBD
    • Feb: 28: TBD
    • Mar: 20: TBD
    • Apr: 10: TBD
    • Apr: 24: TBD
    • May: 15: End-of-the-Year Picnic
  • Dr. Levy Brown will be visiting our campus for a quick tour on Wednesday, August 2nd. He is working on scheduling more detailed campus visits once the semester begins.  Our visit is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 11th.
  • Budget meetings are being held on an ongoing basis, and information will be shared as it becomes available.
  • Communications explaining the name change from ‘BIT’ (Behavioral Intervention Team) to ‘CARE’ (Coordinate, Assess, Respond, and Educate) will be forthcoming (https://ctstate.edu/care-team).
  • Our recent Enrollment Report is attached.  Incredible job, everyone!  We will include enrollment reports in these campus news updates and when we have them available.
  • Attached is a draft of our Visitor/Vendor/Contractor Procedure. It is currently undergoing final reviews.  If you identify any information that is missing or needs clarification, please contact Fred DiMauro.

Please Note:  Since its inception, the CEO Campus Cabinet News Update has been published Monday evenings following cabinet meetings. With our new 2023-2024 schedule, the update will be published Thursday evenings, following our cabinet meeting, or the next morning. As in the past, if information is of immediate note, it will be published separately.

Visitor Vendor Contractor Procedure

https://asnuntuck.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/visitor-vendor-contractor-procedure_july-2023.pdf

Preliminary Enrollment Report

https://asnuntuck.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/fa23-preliminary-enrollment-report-2023-0724.pdf

June 20, 2023

News Updates:

The below communication from President Maduko depicts a momentous occasion for our campuses.  We have been waiting to hear this news and have worked extremely hard to get to this point.  We have more work ahead of us, which we will complete together.  Today, the below announcement needs to stand on its own.  We will share more news updates next week.

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Ceo Campus Cabinet News Updates 06 20 2023 Maduko Neche

June 12, 2023

News Updates:

  • Summer hours for Liberty Café are Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm and Friday 9am-1pm.
  • Our Food Pantry served 540 students and families in May.
  • Five candidates are being interviewed this week for the Criminal Justice position. We appreciate your attendance at the open forums!

June 5, 2023

Hello Everyone,

  • As soon as we know information about the budget, we will share it with you.
  • Chief Chute will be on campus this Wednesday, June 7th. He will be meeting with Associate Dean of Campus Operations Fred DiMauro and Security Officer Brad Gilchrist to discuss campus security and speed bumps.
  • The Library’s summer hours are as follows: May 31–August 25, Monday–Thursday 8:45AM–6:00PM and Friday 9:00AM–2:00PM.
  • The Library is hosting a Staff Book Club on behalf of the Staff Council. We are reading “Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities” in June and July and “The Final Revival of Opal & Nev” in August and early September. Email Erica Charis-Molling for more information or to join the conversation!
  • Liberty’s Café hours are 7:45AM-2:00PM. Stay tuned for any changes to summer hours. Check out their website: Liberty’s Café
  • IT has quite a few exciting projects planned for this summer, including updating equipment and imaging. Below are projects slated for June.
  • Campus-wide computer imaging (All Faculty, Staff, and Student workstations).
    • Software cut-off was April 20th – Faculty/Student image is already completed (pending deployment).
  • Upgrade/Refresh two AMTC Computer Labs with brand new workstations, monitors, keyboards, and mice (June/July).
    • $120,000 of equipment purchased, expected to arrive week of 6/5.
  • Upgrade/Refresh Mac Lab (Room 215) with iMac Minis and 27” 4K UHD Displays.
    • Equipment on-site, pending deployment (June)
  • Purchased 30 laptops for employees to continue Staff and Faculty upgrades, older model Staff/Faculty laptops become Student loaners.
    • Pending receipt of equipment (expected mid-June)
  •  Purchased 30 iPads to make an iPad Cart available for Faculty use this Fall semester.
    • Pending receipt of equipment (expected mid-June)
  • Did You Know? During the 2022-2023 Academic Year the Academic Tutoring Center (ATC) logged 1535 individual sessions with students for a total of 1220 hours. The door counter at the ATC entrance recorded a total of 9253 individual visits which included students coming in for tutoring sessions, calculator rentals, general assistance, test proctoring, computer usage, and class visits.

May 29, 2023

Hello Everyone,

 On this Memorial Day, our campus community and communities across our country will pause—to remember, to honor, to celebrate—the countless brave soldiers who paid the ultimate price defending our freedom. We remember their unwavering commitment to the ideals upon which our nation stands. We honor their selfless sacrifice with moments of silence and reflection. We celebrate the memory of our fallen heroes and pay tribute to them with memorial services, parades, and ceremonies.

 As our hard-working students, faculty, and staff celebrate Memorial Day with families and friends. I wish you all a very happy and safe holiday.

05/22/2023

News Updates:

  • This is IT! We’re here… well, almost. This Thursday, May 25th, will mark our 50th anniversary commencement celebration! We look forward to honoring our graduating students, our faculty and staff, our alumni, our guests, and the rich legacy and record of Asnuntuck Community College. Congratulations!
  • Liberty Café will remain open during the summer. They are subsidizing their ability to stay open by creatively utilizing Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub, etc. Please note: You may see drivers stopping by for orders.
  • Summer classes began today for AMTC and Allied Health programs. All other summer classes begin next week.
  • Congratulations to Adam and Nicole Rivers who gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on Saturday, May 20th. Welcome Mason Stanley Rivers!
  • Coming Soon:  Eagle Spotlights will shine the light on individual students and feature tips for new students.
  • Fourth of July Enthusiasts:  Join fellow Asnuntuck colleagues and participate in the parade and festivities on July 8th.  For details, contact Dawn Bryden at dbryden@asnuntuck.edu.
  • Asnuntuck is in the process of forming a hospitality partnership with MGM. More information will be forthcoming.

05/15/2023

News Updates:

    • Thank you to all who collaborated to make our Inaugural Manufacturing Challenge and Showcase such as rousing success. We had many campuses present, along with businesses, CSCU representatives, Paul Lavoie, and the Enfield mayor!
    • Thank you also to those who helped make this year’s PTK Induction ceremony so memorable!  Also, thank you to all who attended this event on a Friday evening.
    • If you are planning to attend the Barbeque Reception at this year’s Graduation, please be sure to RSVP today.
    • Regalia is available for pickup at the bookstore.
    • Wednesday, May 17 from 11:00-2:00, is our picnic. Come ready! Wear comfy clothes and sneakers, and don’t forget to bring sunscreen and change for raffles!  Bring pom poms and cowbells to cheer on your favorite Cornhole, Tug-a-War, and Kick-ball Teams.  There is still time to sign up.  Please bring your lawn chairs as well!
    • If you have an urgent need to make a purchase, please use a P-card. All such purchases must be invoiced and paid by June 30, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office.
    • Save the Dates! Our fall semester “All Campus” meetings, formerly known as “All College” meetings, are scheduled for the following dates:  September 13, September 27, October 11, October 25, November 8, and December 13. We will be hosting guest speakers and timely topics. Please mark your calendars. More details to come.

05/08/2023

News Updates:

  • President Maduko will visit our campus on Thursday, May 11, 10:00am, to speak about the budget and deficit mitigation efforts. Please plan to attend the meeting in the Conference Center or via Teams.
  • Join us Friday, May 12 at 12:30pm, for an exciting manufacturing challenge, showcase, and robot maze competition. Attendance is free, we ask that you reserve your ticket on EventBrite. If you plan on attending, please discuss your plans with your supervisor to ensure adequate coverage.  First Annual Manufacturing Challenge and Showcase Ticket Page (EventBrite)
  • The cut-off date for purchase requisitions to be submitted to Procurement is this Friday, May 12th. This allows for approvals, receiving items purchased, and final invoices to be processed and paid this fiscal year, which ends on June 30. Smaller purchases can continue to be made on P-Cards until Friday, June 16. For more information, please reference the email: “Purchasing requirements for the remainder of this fiscal year” sent on 5/2/23 at 11:21am.
  • Thank you to the faculty members on the Instructional Excellence Committee and Center for Teaching for hosting Springle!, a spring mingle social event.
  • Asnuntuck’s Student Art Exhibition 2023 is located on the first floor, South hallway, and runs until May 31st. Be sure to check it out!
  • Congratulations to Adam Bernard, Art Part-time Lecturer, for receiving the Ray Mercik Award for Teaching Excellence. This is a faculty created award to honor Ray Mercik and goes to a part-time faculty member who exemplifies Ray’s desire to continually improve his teaching, dedication to finding that spark within each person that helps fuel their belief in their own abilities, and commitment to the ideals of Asnuntuck and all community colleges – that we open our arms to all members of our community.
  • On Awards Night, May 4, over $34,000 in various scholarships was awarded to our students. In total, over $70,000 in scholarships have been awarded this academic year. Congratulations to our many scholarship recipients!  A special thank you to those who presented and were involved in the planning and execution of the event!  It was amazing!
  • An end of year picnic will be held May 17, 11:00am-2:00pm. In order to allow everyone to participate in this event, cabinet encourages all offices to close during the gathering time.  This means that faculty and staff can enjoy the picnic without any interruptions or distractions.  Please post a notice on office doors this week, so that our ACC community is aware.  We encourage everyone to attend and look forward to seeing you there.  If you have any questions about the picnic, please contact any of the following:  Bonnie L Solivan, Staff Council Chair; Michelle Howard-Swan, Faculty Council; or Thayre Trzepacz, All College Chair. Register today:  https://forms.office.com/r/sKQ6SuGXhG

05/01/2023

News Updates:

  • We recently implemented a 7-mph speed limit on campus for the safety of students, employees, and visitors. It is critical for everyone to adhere to the speed limit on campus, be alert to pedestrians, and watch for cars backing out of spaces.  Please stop for pedestrians.  Pedestrians also need to be alert and aware of their surroundings and not distracted by phones when walking to and from the buildings.  To encourage safety and compliance, we have installed speed bumps at various locations around the campus.  It is recommended to slow down to no more than 3-5-mph when driving over a speed bump to avoid adverse impact on your vehicle. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
  •  Mark Your Calendars!  Awards Night is Thursday, May 4th. The reception starts at 5:15pm. We look forward to celebrating our students!
  •  A presentation on the CT State merger will be made to our ACC students at noon tomorrow (5/2/23) by Monica Kedzior, Stacey Musulin, and Emily Santaniello in the Conference Center.
  •  Follett recently announced a restructuring that would affect several campus bookstores. Fortunately, the bookstore staffing at Asnuntuck is unaffected.
  •  CT State Enhanced Census Report, Spring 2023 was released last week. A tremendous amount of CT State-wide and Campus-specific information is depicted with visually impactful graphics. See for yourself!
    Enhanced Ct State Census Report Sp23 002

04/24/2023

News Updates

Dear Campus Community,

We need your help.  Discussions regarding the state budget and overall funding for CSCU are ongoing. While the Appropriations Committee provided increased funding over the Governor’s proposal, the funding still falls significantly short of the anticipated needs for our campus operations and could negatively impact our students. If we want CSCU to continue to be the state’s primary engine of workforce development, upward mobility, and opportunity for our residents, we need to fully fund our operations.  Below please see highlights from President Cheng’s email:

  • If you would like to advocate for increased funding please join us, and representatives from across the system, on Thursday, April 27, for a CSCU day of action at the Capitol. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators will gather to speak with legislators about the importance of the CSCU system and how the current budget proposal would harm institutions, students, employees, and the communities we serve.
  • Students who are not working or in class and employees are encouraged to participate. Employees should discuss their plans with their supervisor to ensure that department operations, adequate coverage, staffing, etc. are maintained.
  • We will meet in the Atrium of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) at 10:30 a.m. and proceed to the Capitol where we will engage and lobby members outside the House and Senate chambers, where they are expected to gavel in at 11:00 a.m. We anticipate the event will last two to three hours. Also, we encourage you to wear your Asnuntuck apparel/gear.
  • We appreciate any and all outreach (calls and emails) to our legislators in support of increased funding.  Please see this link to find your legislators.

Please view the Capitol News Briefing that occurred this morning at the LOB.

Thank you in advance for your participation and support of these important efforts.  Please send along any questions you have.

04/17/2023

News Updates

  • CEO Michelle Coach, Jen Brown and Miriam Taub are participating tonight in an episode of “Senator Kissel and Friends” at the PATV15 Studio.
  • Thank you to Michael Kunze, Cheryl Turgeon, and Michele Howard-Swan for testifying before the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee for SB 1246 An Act Authorizing The Continuation of CSCU 2020, Adjusting Certain Powers Of The Board of Regents For Higher Education, Adjusting Certain State Contracting-Related Thresholds And Replacing And Reducing Certain Bond Authorizations.
  • Nominations/ elections are now open for 2023-2023 College Council. Please submit your vote for a member(s) in your union by clicking on the respective link that follows:
  • Save the Date!  You are invited to the First Annual Manufacturing Challenge and Showcase on Friday, May 12, 12:30-2:30pm at ACC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center. Attendance is free, but you must reserve your ticket on EventBrite.

04/03/2023

News Updates

  • Registration for fall semester opens Tuesday, April 4th! The fall 2023 schedule is up for view in myCTState. Thank you to all the faculty and staff who have worked tirelessly to pull the schedule together!
  • On March 23, over 150 students participated in Fresh Check Day, which was run by the Office of Student Activities, Student Government Association, Pantry & Wellness Center, Student Ambassador Program, and Campus Activities Board, with NAMI & Pride assisting. Fun-inspiring booths included Younique, Ubelong, Know Your Limit, Paint Your Art Out, 9 Out Of 10, It Takes A Village, Mood Matters, In It For Life, and Registration for a chance to win tee shirts and swag. Students from Massage Therapy provided free chair massages to showcase their skills.  Thank you to all who helped make this event such a success!
  • CT State Police Chief Christopher Chute visited our campus March 27 and shared his vision and priorities with members of the CEO Campus Cabinet, Threat Assessment committee, and security staff. An overview of our campus security was provided by ADCO Fred DiMauro, and concerns about speeding were included. Overall, Chief Chute was pleased with the security measures implemented, and he communicated his advocacy for us going forward. He plans to return to campus next week to continue conversations.
  • Mark Your Calendars! Sound Healing will be held Thursday, April 6, at noon in the Freshwater Reflection Room. Please contact Andrea Church if you are interested in attending.
  • The DEI Committee has begun meeting and is planning Listening Tours this month.
  • Our first cohort of 12 students to complete AMTC’s Intro to Quality Inspection certificate program graduated Wednesday, March 30th after having completed 280 hours of training. The quality inspection program was the first ever to be designed in partnership for Pratt & Whitney and in collaboration with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT). Students will participate in further training provided by Pratt & Whitney and will officially start their new jobs at Pratt on May 1st. Congratulations to our graduates as they begin their new careers in manufacturing!
  • Over 200 people joined the festivities at our Dueling Pianos Fundraiser held this past Friday evening.  Money was raised to support our students and campus. Thank you to all who worked behind the scenes to make this happen, and thank you to our Foundation members and community partners for making this such a successful event!
  • Campus leaders gathered Friday at Gateway Community College to discuss a Climate Survey that will be administered to the campuses sometime in the future.

03/28/2023

News Updates

  • Tim St. James, Dean of Students and Faculty, and several staff members recently attended a two-day Psychological First Aid and Post-Traumatic Stress Management training. Dean St. James and Associate Dean of Student Development Dawn Bryden participated in a two-day Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) training. Both trainings better prepare us for responding to students’ social and emotional needs.

 

  • When shopping at Big Y, please keep in mind two things:  1) You must present the Big Y card for tax exempt status and 2) You must use a P-card for payment.

 

  • The online Fall 2023 Course schedule went live today  (3/27/23) on myCTState for public viewing. Actual registration functionality will go live April 4th.  The site features a much more robust filtering capability for students (e.g., by subject, campus, time, etc.).

 

  • The system-wide Library eResources survey ended last Friday (3/24/23). Of the 470 responses received, 140 were from the Asnuntuck community. Way to go Asnuntuck! Let our voice be heard.

 

  • ACC’s IT department received $440K in technical bond funding for 2023, which will be split between IT and Media Services. $200K-$220 will be allocated to upgrading audio visual equipment in classrooms. Funds will also be allocated to ensure IT standards on our campus are compliant with CT State standards. The Mac lab will be upgraded with Mac mini’s, 4K displays, and Dell peripheral devices. Two AMTC computer labs will be upgraded and laptop carts, which are much more flexible for students, will be purchased.

 

  • For Staff:  Training & Technology Survey – https://forms.office.com/r/hvQdLnw3C4. This survey is to learn more about the Asnuntuck community’s training needs/goals to plan the upcoming year’s Teaching & Learning Center activities.  Please know that the outcome of this survey is for local use only, with no intention to be shared with the system office.  We appreciate your taking the time to complete this 14-question survey.

 

  • For Faculty: Teaching & Technology Survey – https://forms.office.com/r/7CgwV1S4uc. This survey is to learn more about the Asnuntuck community’s training needs/goals to plan the upcoming year’s Teaching & Learning Center activities.  Please know that the outcome of this survey is for local use only. We appreciate your taking the time to complete this 30-question survey.

 

  • Did You Know?
  • The Asnuntuck Tutoring Center’s (ATC) total sessions recorded by tutors from the start of the semester (1/23/23) through Wednesday (3/23/23) was 290. The breakdown is as follows:

39% Writing

20% Math

16% General assistance (this is mostly computer assistance, study skills, and calculators)

12% Computer Courses

9% Accounting

4% Sciences

03/20/2023

News Updates

  • The link is now live for the Wellness Counselor positions. Please share far and wide! https://ctstatecommunitycollege.applytojob.com/apply/MS49tmufyW/Wellness-Counselor
  • “You Can Help A Student” trainings are being held this Tuesday, 3/21/23 from 3:30pm-5pm (Room 217) and Thursday, 3/23/23 from 1:00pm-2:30pm (Conference Center) – please choose one, if you are interested in attending. There is no need to sign up or RSVP. There will be a sign-in sheet when you arrive.
  • An Open House for area high school students was held last week to highlight all that Asnuntuck has to offer. The event was a very successful, multi-department collaboration that will serve as a model going forward.
  • Assistant Director of Finance, Niki Rittenhouse, will be reaching out to Deans and Department Heads for input on FY24 budgeting and to close unneeded FY23 PO’s.
  • If you have purchased items at Big Y using one of the cards in the Business Office, please note that payment method is no longer being honored. Please use a PCard. This is effective immediately.  If you have any questions, please let Niki know.
  • The Federal regulations for Second Chance Pell are changing in July to enable more students to qualify for Pell financial aid.
  • CEO Campus Cabinet members who did not attend the all day, system-wide manager DEI training in February will be attending the manager DEI training this Friday.
  • ACC will be holding a Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, 03/21/2023 at 8:30am.
  • Did You Know:
    – According to the Fall 22 Holistic Student Support Survey data, 11% of ACC respondents reported being worried about running out of food without having money for more during the preceding 30 days.  In February, our pantry had 729 unique guests visit.

03/15/2023

News Updates

  • The 2023 Curriculum Proposal Governance Feedback Period is until April 6, 2023, 11:59pm. Please remember to participate in the survey. For each proposal you are providing feedback, fill out the Curriculum Proposal Feedback Form  Email each completed feedback form to: CO-GovernanceFeedback@ct.edu The North Central Chamber of Commerce will be holding a breakfast in our Conference Center tomorrow morning.
  • Liberty Café is closed March 13-17 for Spring Break.
  • 2023 scholarships are being offered through our Asnuntuck Foundation for college credit and continuing education students that meet the criteria. Applications have been simplified and are accessible online: ACC Foundation Scholarship Application  The deadline is Friday, March 24th. Please encourage students to apply.
  • Dueling Pianos is Sold Out! This ever-popular fundraiser event, scheduled for March 31st, supports our students with scholarships.
  • The “Tell Someone Report” has been added to our website and is located on the right side of the Campus Security & Safety page. The report will be used by the Behavioral Intervention team now being formed.  
  • Speed Bumps! In addition to the newly installed Speed Limit signs (7 MPH), speed bumps will be positioned strategically on our campus roads once the threat of snow has passed. This is part of our ongoing emphasis to ensure the health and safety of our campus community. Please adhere to safe, slow driving on our campus.
  • Dunkin Stadium has been secured for our 50th Anniversary Commencement ceremony on May 25th.  Guests will include Dr. Scott Kalicki, Dr. David DiMattio, and Mike Stefanowicz.
  • Did You Know?  

– Our highest system-wide area of study is Allied Health (28%).

– Over 3400 respondents (67%) voted for the same selection during a recent CT State branding survey. Results will be shared soon.