Tag: Faculty and Staff

2020 Faculty and Staff Pumpkin Decorating and Costume Contest

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the 2020 Faculty and Staff Pumpkin Decorating Contest at Galveston College. Visit the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, to vote for the People’s Choice pumpkin.

There will be a Faculty and Staff Costume Contest sponsored by the United Way Committee at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom videoconference. Winners of the contests will be announced following the costume contest.

2018 General Assembly

Fall 2019 Galveston College Faculty and Staff General Assembly is Aug. 16

The Fall 2019 Galveston College Faculty and Staff General Assembly is set for Friday, Aug. 16, beginning with a breakfast buffet at 8 a.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College. The college will be closed that day to allow maximum participation in the in-service activities.

At 8:30 a.m., Dr. Myles Shelton, president, will present a welcome, introductions and college updates, followed by a student services update featuring Ron Crumedy, associate vice president of student services and a presentation on the Pathways Project featuring Dr. Sandra Metoyer, director of the Title V Pathways Project.

Following a break, Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, will present a session on “Monitoring What Matters.”

At 10:15 a.m., Dr. Shelton, Dr. Matthews, Dr. Van Patterson, vice president for administration, and Crumedy will present a strategic planning update. Dr. Shelton will follow with a legislative update at 11 a.m.

A buffet luncheon prepared by the culinary team of Mr. C’s Dugout will be served at 11:45 a.m.

A faculty professional development session will begin at 1 p.m. in Room FA-207 of the Fine Arts Building, with a bookstore update by Tina Sidelnik of Texas Book Store.

Joe Bernard, director of educational services, will present an online pedagogy professional development workshop at 1:15 p.m. There will be a break from 2:30-2:45 p.m.

At 2:45 p.m., Crumedy will present a student services update, followed by an instructional affairs update at 3 p.m.

A faculty assembly, chaired by Dr. Larry Blomstedt, president of the Faculty Senate, will convene at 3:15 p.m.


Above: Galveston College staff members listen to a speaker at the Fall 2018 Galveston College Faculty and Staff General Assembly.

Galveston College Food for Change

Food Scholarships Training

Thursday, February 14th at 1pm

Seibel Wing West

We are looking for faculty, staff, and students that would like to give back to our campus community by dedicating time to assist with food distributions on the Galveston College campus.

Training will include:

  1. A briefing of the program
  2. Application process
  3. Intake and data entry
  4. Setting up and taking down the food distribution

Study Smarter Not Harder Success Seminar

Feb. 7: Study Smarter Not Harder Success Seminar

On Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4-5 p.m. in the Seibel Wing-West, Elvia Bytautas, developmental education and student success advisor, will help students learn about the steps of the study cycle and discover how to engage in meaningful, active learning to achieve the results they want in class. Free and open to students, faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served.

Galveston College Faculty and Staff: Will you accept the challenge? 

Galveston College Faculty and Staff: Will you accept the challenge?
Get Fit Texas offers state employees a chance to get active with some friendly competition. You can help Galveston College claim the title of Fittest State Agency in the 10 Week agency-to-agency competition. Challenge begins on January 21, 2019.

Lace up those shoes and join the program!
Learn more & Register

For questions or comments about this guide, please email the Challenge
Administrator, Lesley Jimenez, at lesley.jimenez@dshs.texas.gov.

Galveston College Faculty and Staff Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Galveston College Faculty and Staff Pumpkin Decorating Contest is underway. Winners will be chosen in the following categories: Most Creative, Scariest, Best Carving and People’s Choice.

Visit the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, to vote for the People’s Choice. Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m.

Wellness Flu Shot and Immunization Clinic | Walmart Vaccination Day

Got your flu shot?

Flu shots and  other immunizations will be available for students, faculty, staff and the community on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing conference room.

Insurance cards will be accepted. Prices as low as $30 for uninsured participants.

Galveston College 2018 General Assembly

Galveston College faculty and staff gather for 2018 General Assembly

Computer scientist James Morrison with the FBI’s Cyber Task Force had some sound words of advice for Galveston College faculty and staff at Friday’s Fall 2018 General Assembly.

“Use a password manager to keep up with your passwords; cloud-based or apps are the most common,” he said. “Longer passwords are best. Add four characters to the minimum required by your system. Alter your password patterns. And don’t capitalize the first letter and end with numbers.”

Morrison, the guest speaker for the biannual convocation, also shared an overview of cyber attacks, emerging threats and the FBI’s effort to investigate internet crimes.

President Myles Shelton, Vice President of Instruction Cissy Matthews and Acting Vice President of Student Services Ron Crumedy gave an update on the first year of the college’s strategic plan.

The four goals — Student Access and Enrollment, Student Success, Employee Development and Institutional Resources, were reviewed, with the presenters noting that many first-year benchmarks have been established.

Dr. Shelton also presented an overview of the new faculty salary schedule, acknowledging the tremendous work of the Faculty Salary Survey Committee, and the new salary structure for adjunct faculty and non-faculty.

Vice Presidents Matthews and Crumedy presented a session on monitoring what matters and the Texas Pathways Initiative, citing a number of outcomes at Galveston College. They lauded programs such as the Read Deeper Quality Enhancement Plan initiative, counseling and academic advising, Building Bridges to Student Success, the Student Success Center, early alert, Universal Access, Upward Bound, the Male Success Initiative and many others that contribute to student success.

Carol Langston, director of Public Affairs, and the brand ambassadors team rolled out the updated brand for Galveston College, introducing coastal orange and royal blue colors, modern typography, and an ad campaign that focuses on the benefits of the college — high-quality academic programs, location, student-oriented faculty and staff, accessibility and affordability.

The faculty enjoyed a number of presentations throughout the afternoon, including an update on cybersecurity and technology from Director of Information Technology George Crossland, a Student Services update from Vice President Crumedy and an Instructional Affairs update from Vice President Matthews.

Above: James Morrison (second from left) with the FBI’s Cyber Task Force answers questions from faculty and staff following Friday’s Fall 2018 General Assembly presentation at Galveston College.