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Perhaps the most noticeable item is the new Student Services building which houses several offices under the same roof. Now everyone can quickly and easily access departments such as Financial Aid, Career Services Office, Student Services, Business Office, Admissions, and the Bookstore.

Other Activities (organized by area of concentration)

Strengthening Student Services
A Virtual Advisor system has been implemented, which allows users to type in a question on the main NSCC Web site and receive an answer. To use this feature, simply click on Ask Us Questions at the bottom of the page and then enter a question. This system means no longer having to wait for business hours or making a phone call for general questions; the information is right there at your fingertips.

Faculty Training for Advising
The FACT (Faculty Advisory Council on Training) Committee has been created and meets regularly to assess advising issues and suggest improvements. This committee is engaged in the detailed task of developing a new web site that will serve as a valuable resource for faculty members in their advising duties. To guide them, the committee is using the results from an anonymous faculty satisfaction survey, which asked for specific issues and problems that the faculty deal with.

In January 2009, NSCC held a Title III Launch day and hosted Tim Culver, a speaker from the firm of Noel-Levitz. This company has been around for 35 years, helping campuses and systems reach and exceed their goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success. Mr. Culver consults directly with institutions, helping them develop, implement, and evaluate their enrollment plans. He specializes in enrollment management, retention planning, Title III and Title V grants, community college planning, and developmental education. He is a phenomenal speaker and offered great insight in the area of retention.

Online Instruction Enhancements
As of November 2010, we have submitted 32 online courses to Quality Matters (QM) to be reviewed according to a standardized rubric. Each course is reviewed by a team of three to five qualified reviewers and takes approximately four to six weeks to complete. During this process, the faculty developers spend a great deal of time editing and improving the course.

Nashville State is proud to announce the courses that have passed thus far:

  • SOCI 2010 Marriage and Family (Marla Perry, Asst Prof, Social & Life Sciences)
  • SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology (Marla Perry, Asst Prof, Social & Life Sciences)
  • SOCI 1020 Social Problems (Karen Bourg, Assoc Prof, Social & Life Sciences)
  • ECED 2080 Language & Literacy in Early Childhood Education (Nancy Ledbetter, Assoc Prof, Social & Life Sciences)
  • ECED 2015 Early Childhood Curriculum (Peggy Sharpe, Assoc Prof, Social & Life Sciences)
  • CUL 1050 Nutrition and Menu Planning (Tom Loftis, Instructor, Culinary Arts)
  • CUL 2010 Purchasing and Cost Control (Tom Loftis, Instructor, Culinary Arts)
  • ARTH 2010 Art History Survey I (Ted Phelps, Assoc Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • ARTH 2020 Art History Survey II (Ted Phelps, Assoc Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • ART 1030 Art Appreciation (Scott McRoberts, Asst Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • ENGL 1010 English Composition I (Bridgette Weir, Asst Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • ENGL 2120 Survey of American Lit II (Jeanne Altstatt, Assoc Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • ENGL 2010 Literature: Fiction (Michele Singletary, Asst Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • ENGL 2010 Literature: Fiction (Aggie Mendoza, Asst Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • ENGL 2110 Survey of American Literature I (Michele Singletary, Asst Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • ENGL 2112 Communication (Phyllis Gobbell, Asst Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • MUS 1030 Music Appreciation (Alex Powell, Instructor, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • HCM 2300 Pharmacology (Eli Alvarado, Asst Prof, Healthcare Management)
  • ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I (Laurie Swanson, Asst Prof, Business Tech & Applied Arts)
  • SPAN 1010 Beginning Spanish (Greta Davis, Instructor, Social & Life Sciences)
  • GEOG 1010 World Regional Geography I (Rene Bataille, Instructor, Social & Life Sciences)
  • GEOG 1020 World Regional Geography II (Rene Bataille, Instructor, Social & Life Sciences)
  • MKT 2220 Marketing (David Gerth, Assoc Prof, Business Tech & Applied Arts)
  • COM 1020 Basic Web Graphics (David Weilmuenster, Asst Prof, Visual Communications)
  • PHIL 1111 Introduction to Ethics (Janusz Polanowski, Asst Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy (Mark Tolf, Instructor, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • OAD 1116 Business English (Beverly Collins, Asst Prof, English, Humanities, & Arts)
  • MATH 1530 Non-Calculus Probability/Statistics (Linda Marable, Prof, Math & Natural Sciences)


In addition, we would like to welcome Christian Winters, our new Coordinator of Instructional Quality. Christian brings with him several years of technical experience and excellent credentials to assist our faculty in creating and improving their online courses.

For more information on Quality Matters, and to see Nashville State listed among the QM recognized courses, visit www.qualitymatters.org.

 


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