As part of Excel@CC in 2018-19, we will pilot a “Best Practices at CC” program and invite you to submit a proposal to present a session. This is an opportunity to build community while sharing your successes in a particular area with your colleagues.

Take a look and select from the “Best Practices” topics listed below. Proposals must be submitted by May 31 via email to Lisa Brommer, interim director of human resources, and will be reviewed by the Excel@CC Advisory Team. Anyone submitting a proposal will be notified of the status of their proposal via email by June 22.

Topics of Particular Interest:
– Best Practices for Managing Projects and Daily Work
– Best Practices for Administrative Support Staff
– Best Practices for Recognizing and Celebrating Staff Contributions
– Best Practices for Supervising Student Employees
– Best Practices for Incorporating Creativity and Innovation into Everyday Work

Your proposal must include:
– Session title
– Summary description of session
– Target audience (who will your session most appeal to?)
– Name(s) of presenter(s)
– Session format: presentation, panel, discussion, etc.
– Expected duration

Please send questions to: Lisa Brommer, lbrommer@coloradocollege.edu or Jessica Bridge, jbridge@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by jbridge@coloradocollege.edu for the April 18, 2018 digest.

This summer, faculty now have the option to have their research students register for GS 198 (zero credit) as a summer research internship course. When the summer research is not a part of a student’s thesis or capstone, this option allows for an official transcript notation and record. GS 198 provides a framework for faculty and students to define learning goals, work expectations, and meaningful evaluation. If a faculty member and student in your department are interested in setting up their summer research experience as a GS 198 internship, please indicate the interest in the Summer Research Payment Form. Please direct any questions to Lisa Schwartz (lschwartz@coloradocollege or 719-389-6685).

Posted by lschwartz@coloradocollege.edu for the April 18, 2018 digest.

Registration is open for all guests to attend the 15th Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Forum through Friday 4/20). The event will be held on Colorado College’s campus on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9am-4:15pm in Cornerstone and Armstrong Hall. CSURF is an opportunity for undergraduate students from Colorado College, UCCS, and the US Air Force Academy to present their research or creative works. The conference is FREE for all student, faculty, and staff guests. Please visit www.uccs.edu/csurf/ to register as a guest now!

Posted by lschwartz@coloradocollege.edu for the April 18, 2018 digest.

Join colleagues at the Block 7 In the Loop all-staff meeting Thursday, April 19, in Bemis Great Hall. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with the meeting directly following. Have you submitted your kudos, good news, and questions? Do so in advance, so they may be announced and addressed during the question-and-answer period:
www.coloradocollege.edu/other/staffcouncil/intheloop

Posted by swurtz@coloradocollege.edu for the April 18, 2018 digest.

Friday, May 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Heart Berries: A Memoir, by Terese Mailhot (Nlaka/pamaux First Nation). For faculty and staff. Please contact Victoria Levine by email by April 13 if you would like to attend the luncheon. Please indicate if you would like to have a copy of the book delivered to your office at the beginning of block 8. We have room for 15 participants. This is a chance to read and discuss a current best-seller!

Posted by aschumacher@coloradocollege.edu for the April 17, 2018 digest.

2018 authors reception
Wednesday April 18 3:30-5:00 Julie Penrose Reading Room Tutt Library
So far, the library has received publications from these faculty and staff:
Kristina Acri (née Lybecker)
Marianne Aldrich
Amy Brooks
Richard Buxton
Emily Chan
Aaron Cohick
Tracy Coleman
Thomas E. Cronin
Helen Daly
Amy Dounay
Lori Driscoll
Kristi Erdal
Aju Fenn
Traci Freeman
Tim Fuller
Rick Furtak
Lynne Gratz
Sara Hanson
Olivia Hatton
Kevin Holmes
Bob Jacobs
JoAnn Jacoby
Scott Krzych
Kristine Lang
Jonathan Lee
Robert Lee
Eric Leonard
Victoria Levine
Brian Linkhart
Phoebe Lostroh
David Mason
Corina McKendry
Devaka Premawardhana
Christina Rader
Jessy Randall
Pamela Reaves
Karen Roybal
Michael Sawyer
Christian P. Sorace
Aaron Stoller
Steve Taylor
Tina Valtierra
Nethery Wylie

Posted by jrandall@coloradocollege.edu for the April 17, 2018 digest.

Help construct new trail outside of Crestone for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
Sunday, May 20th
Volunteers aged 12+ are needed to help construct new trail on the BLM loop system outside of Crestone under the stunning Sangre de Cristos.This is a great way to connect with the rural community, support efforts to construct a new trail for recreation, and camp!

Free to participate; campsite and meals provided at the Baca National Wildlife Refuge! Beer and soda from Crestone Brewing Co.!
Family friendly! Programming for kids 6-11 years during the day; programs for ALL by Great Sand Dunes National Park Rangers on Saturday night!
Work will include trail construction on both sandy and rocky soils, building rock steps, etc.

There are 6 available spots and the registration is only for Sunday, May 20th as the Saturday is already fully booked but participants and families are welcome to head up Saturday to camp and participate in the additional activities. Deadline to register is April 28th.
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado has created a CC specific link for anyone interested in registering. You can follow the link below to register or copy and paste the link below to your browser.

REGISTRATION LINK: fw.civicore.com/voc/index.php?section=indGpRegistrations&action=indGpRegistration&opportunities_id=21628&fwID=53921

Posted by nsosa@coloradocollege.edu for the April 17, 2018 digest.