Monday, November 25, 2013

Online Course Evaluations Fall 2013



Complete your course evaluations ONLINE!

November 25 - December 17

It's easy, anonymous and

Course evaluations provide:
1. Information to future students lined through the searchable class schedule.
2. Information to instructors to help them improve classes.
3. Information to academic administrators on how students evaluate classes.
4. Information necessary to meet accreditation standards for higher eduction institutions.

Click on "Course Evaluations"

My page:
- Student tab
- Online Course
-  Evaluation channel

Course Evaluations are completely anonymous! Your name or personal identifying information is NOT REQUIRED to anyone (including instructors). It is simply logged in the system to indicate that you completed your evaluations

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Semester Tuition Installment Loan (STIL) 2013/14



Divide your college tuition into manageable payments with STIL.

Semester Installment Loan (STIL)

A flexible way to pay for college!

Payment Dates Spring Semester 2014

STIL Applications Due - 1/4 down: January 31
2nd STIL Payment Due - February 10
3rd STIL Payment Due - March 10
4th STIL Payment Due - April 10

Sign up on MyPage today! More information: http://www.slcc.edu/ar/stil.aspx 

Tuition Due in FULL by January 29, 2014

Fall 2013 Folio Magazine Release Party


Wednesday, Nov 20
Get there @ 6:30 pm

Reading begins @ 7:00 pm

Come support Salt Lake Community College art & literature. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Utah’s Colleges & Universities Launch “15 to Finish” Campaign


Initiative Encourages Students to Save Money by Completing College on Time


Timed to roll out with spring semester registration at Utah’s eight public colleges and universities, the Utah System of Higher Education is launching its “15 to Finish” college completion campaign today. The campaign touts the benefits of enrolling in 15 credits a semester, which is the minimum number needed to complete an associate degree in two years or a bachelor’s degree in four years. The central message of 15 to Finish is that “time is the enemy” when it comes to college completion. The data show that full-time students are more likely to complete college on time and earn better grades than their peers who take fewer credits. The majority of college students in Utah already take between 12 and 14 credits, so by adding one more class, they can save a whole semester of tuition. In addition, at most USHE institutions students can take 15 credits for the same price as 12.

“15 to Finish is the centerpiece of a larger college completion initiative that has been approved by the State Board of Regents and supported by all eight institutional presidents,” said David Buhler, Commissioner of Higher Education. “We know that students who enroll in at least 15 credits finish college faster and can start on a career that provides financial independence and increased lifetime earnings.”

Beginning this week on video screens across Utah’s college and university campuses, students will see the 15 to Finish video, which sends the message in less than 30 seconds that they can save time, save money, and graduate faster. Other elements of the campaign include ads in student newspapers, web and social media, and peer-to-peer promotion by student groups. The goal is to redefine full-time as15 credits for those students who are able to take a full course load. The campaign will continue through summer orientation for incoming freshmen and is being incorporated into messaging for high school students as they prepare for the college application process. In fact, in 2013 the Utah Legislature modified the requirements for the state’s two merit scholarships, the Regents’ Scholarship and the New Century Scholarship, to require that recipients enroll in and successfully complete 15 credits each semester in order to remain eligible. The website 15tofinishutah.com reinforces the message and contains links to the video and other college completion resources.

“The semester I enrolled in 18 credits was my best ever, academically and personally,” said Erik Mikkelson, student representative to the Board of Regents and 2013 graduate of Utah State University. “I would encourage students to take at least 15 credits in order to get the most out of their college experience,” Mikkelson added.

The initiative, modeled after similar successful campaigns in other states, is part of a nationwide effort promoted by Complete College America, an organization whose mission is to increase the number of Americans with career certificates or college degrees.


About The Utah System of Higher Education: USHE includes all of Utah’s eight public colleges and universities: The University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, Dixie State University, Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College. For more information on the Utah System of Higher Education, visit our website at higheredutah.org.

We need your help! Hispanic Student Experience Forum


SLCC is hosting a discussion about how it can give Hispanic students more access to higher education and improve their college experience. We value your opinion and want to hear what you have to say.
Refreshments will be provided. Invite your friends.
College Forum - Improving the Hispanic Student Experience November 19, Tuesday 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. in the Oak Room in the Student Center at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.


SLCC presentará una discusión acerca de cómo ofrecer a los hispanos un mayor acceso a la educación superior y cómo mejorar su experiencia escolar. Su participación es importante y queremos escuchar sus opiniones.
Habrá un pequeño refrigerio.
Invite a sus amistades.
Forum Escolar - Mejorando la Experiencia Estudiantil Hispana.
Martes 19 de Noviembre de 1:00 p.m. a 3:00 p.m.
En el Oak Room del Student Center, Campus de Taylorsville Redwood.

eMotion!


Salt Lake Community College Dance Company Presents:

eMotion!

November 22 & 23
7:30 pm
Grand Theatre
1574 S. State

Ticket info: 801-957-3322

Tickets: $10
or half price with 2 non-perishable food items for the Utah Food Bank

SLCC Staff and Students are FREE!

Sponsored by the SLCC Performing Arts Department

Help us solve the Lupus mystery!



Could You Have Lupus? 
1 out of 200 Americans have some form of Lupus
Please help us solve the mystery and get a flu shot to honor those with lupus.   Join us for a Lupus event on Friday November 22nd 6:00 P.M.
Student Event Center at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.   For more information, call 385-312-0221

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bruin Athletics: November 2013


SLCC Volleyball Wins Region 18 Championship, Earns NJCAA National Tournament Berth


The SLCC Volleyball team will play for the National Championship after winning its first Region 18 Championship since the 2009 season. The Bruins will be in Casper, WY from Nov. 21-23 to battle for an NJCAA National Championship having recently completed a perfect 10-0 season in Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) play for the first time since 2007. 

As outright SWAC champions, SLCC entered Region 18 Tournament play as the No. 1 overall seed. The Bruins earned hosting rights for the postseason clash and eased past Snow College in a 3-0 win on Friday at Bruin Arena in the semifinal round. SLCC then picked up a 3-0 sweep of rival North Idaho College on Saturday in the Region 18 Championship Match.


SLCC Head Coach Sue Dulaney was named Region 18 Coach of the Year and freshman outside hitter Carol Grasso brought home Region 18 Player of the Year honors. Grasso was named a First Team All-Region 18 player and also earned Region 18 Tournament MVP and All-Tournament Team honors.

Bruin sophomore outside hitter Bailee Kendall was also a First Team All-Region 18 selection. Sophomore middle hitter Jillian Campbell earned Second Team All-Region 18 honors and teammates Baylie Henrie and Indigo Allen were each named All-Region 18 Honorable Mention players. Henrie joined Grasso in receiving Region 18 All-Tournament Team honors as well.

The Bruins will head into NJCAA Nationals with a 24-6 overall record, having won all 12 matchups with SWAC opponents counting the two victories over the weekend in Region 18 Tournament action. SLCC has finished in the Top 10 of the NJCAA Top 20 Polls in each of the last six seasons and currently ranks in at No. 7 in the nation. The Bruins have won seven consecutive matches with five of those wins coming in three set sweeps.

Bruin Men’s and Women’s Basketball Remain Unbeaten

The SLCC Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs are off to hot starts as they open their 2013-2014 campaigns. The Bruin Men’s team is currently ranked at No. 17 in the NJCAA Top 25 polls and has an overall record of 5-0 after defeating Western Wyoming Community College 93-82 on Saturday night at the Lifetime Activities Center (LAC).

Head Coach Todd Phillips and the Bruins will head to Twin Falls, ID this week to face Casper College at the CSI Tournament hosted by the College of Southern Idaho. The Bruins will square off with the Casper Thunderbirds on Friday, Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m.

The SLCC Women’s team is also unbeaten at 5-0, having swept its weekend slate of three games at the annual SLCC Tournament at the LAC. SLCC defeated Pima College 63-58 on Thursday in the tournament opener and topped South Mountain Community College 88-70 on Friday night. The Bruins closed the weekend with a 68-63 victory over Northwest College on Saturday.

Next up for Head Coach Betsy Specketer and the Bruins is a non-conference matchup with Western Wyoming Community College on Monday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Rock Springs, WY.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Flipped Classroom Symposium

'A Busy Professors Guide to Sanely Flipping Your Classroom' by Dr. Cynthia Furse
November 21st
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Student Center, Oak Room


About Dr. Cynthia Furse, University of Utah Associate Vice President and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering:

Dr. Cynthia Furse is the Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Utah and a Busy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Furse teaches / has taught electromagnetics, wireless communication, computational electromagnetics, microwave engineering, and antenna design. She began flipping her classes in 2007, and has seen a substantial increase in student satisfaction and academic success as a result. She is now regularly engaged helping other faculty flip their classes, and is currently preparing a flipped Introduction to Electrical Engineering course.

A Busy Professors Guide to Sanely Flipping Your Classroom

Ever considered teaching without the lecture? Flipping your class moves the lecture OUT and the homework IN to class. It gives you time for real discussion, applications, problem solving, student interaction and active learning in your class. I’ll describe how to choose the right technology, content, methods and activities to make your flipped classroom a great success.