FridayNovember 30, 2018

Common Time on Dec. 3 looks at rubrics as assessment tools

Common Time on Monday, Dec. 3, is a presentation by Dean Geoffrey Woolf on "Using Rubrics as Assessment Instruments."

A rubric is a scoring guide that describes the performance expectations for an assignment or project.

Dean Woolf will discuss the benefits of rubrics as a way to clearly communicate expectations to students, and also examine how well students meet the benchmarks for learning outcomes.

The presentation will include examples of several types of rubrics, and discussion of ways to use the data from rubrics as part of program or department assessment activities.

Common Time takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Center, and is open to all College employees.

The session will be available through live-streaming media at for those who cannot attend in person.

"This is CState" Giving Challenge continues with prize drawing & events

Another drawing for those who have donated to the Annual Fund Giving Campaign takes place today, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m.

If your "This is CState" campaign pledge card is in the mix (meaning it's delivered to the Development Office in ATLC 337 prior to the drawing), you could win prizes including:

  • A $25.00 gift card to Boswells in Northside
  • Tickets for two to enjoy the Brewing Heritage Trail Cincinnati
  • A copy of the book Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over A Beer Or Two, by Jim Koch, Founder & Brewer of Samuel Adams (and Cincinnati State Commencement speaker).

Winners of previous drawings are:

  • Dawn Wilke - $25.00 gift card to the Cincinnati State Bookstore
  • Denise Rohr - Tickets for two for the Brewing Heritage Trail Cincinnati

Also, The Coin Wars Challenge 2018 is happening College-wide from Monday, Dec. 3, through Friday, Dec. 7.

Plan to bring in your nickels, dimes, and quarters to help your division/department fill a jar for the Annual Fund-- and bring your pennies to deposit in rival teams' collection jars, and thus lower their totals.

The Special Ops team has two additional events planned for the final week of the Giving Campaign:

  • The Special Ops Yard Sale takes place Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Conference Center.
  • Special Ops also is conducting a "split the pot"-style raffle with the drawing on the final day of the Giving Campaign, Dec. 13. Prizes are:
    • 1st Prize - $50
    • 2nd Prize - $40
    • 3rd Prize - $30
    • 4th Prize - $20
    • 5th Prize - $10

If your campaign Team Captain (see list below) hasn't reached out to you yet, feel free to give him/her your fundraising ideas-- and your pledge card.

  • Business Technologies - Paula Kirch Smith and Betsy LaSorella
  • Center for Innovative Technologies - George Armstrong, Linda Gibbons (Harrison Campus), and Ron Singleton
  • Health & Public Safety - Milene Donlin and Bridgett Redding
  • Humanities & Sciences - Sandi Buschmann and Meredith Effler
  • Workforce Development Center & Middletown Campus - Cheryl Brackman and Mimi Summers
  • Enrollment & Student Development - Cara Benz, Jesse Brown, and Hannah Held
  • Special Ops - Tony Cowden, Kristin Donaldson, and Patty Edwards

The goal of the Annual Fund Giving Challenge is 100% participation. If you haven't yet contributed, please consider making a pledge by Dec. 13.

CState clubs sponsor Toy Drive for foster children

Students in the Leadership Club and the Psychology Club are sponsoring a toy drive for Necco, an organization that assists foster children and foster parents in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Georgia.

The drive will continue until Friday, Dec. 14, and the clubs invite all members of the College community to contribute.

Children fostered by Necco range from infants to age 17. Donated items may include art supplies, books, board games, puzzles, baby dolls, sports equipment, spa items, head phones, or ear buds. Gift cards also are welcomed.

Donations may be dropped off in the Student Activities Office (ATLC 204) or to Club Advisors Julie McLaughlin and Heather Hatchett, in the Humanities & Sciences Office (Main 232).

Campus Safety Training workshop offered on Dec. 5

Cincinnati State's Campus Safety Department and Student Activities are offering a workshop on Campus Safety/Dealing with Intruders, presented by Captain Dan Reid (Campus Police) and Dr. Andrea Milani (Director of Student Activities).

The workshop takes place Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m., in ATLC 313. The session is open to all students and employees.

Topics covered include:

  • Describing actions to take when confronted with an active intruder and law enforcement officials responding to the intruder (Evacuate/Hide & Protect/Fight)
  • Recognizing potential workplace and school violence indicators
  • Describing ways to prevent and prepare for potential active intruder incidents
  • Recognizing how to stay safe while on- and off-campus

I-75 & I-74 construction update (Nov. 30-Dec. 1)

The Ohio Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight projects near the Clifton Campus on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1:

  • Various lane closures on north I-75 from Monmouth Street to Clifton Avenue and on south I-75 from Mitchell Avenue to Monmouth Street from 8 p.m. on Nov. 30 until 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 1.
  • Lane closure on west I-74 from I-75 to Colerain Avenue and on east I-74 from Montana Avenue to I-75 from 8 p.m. on Nov. 30 until 6 a.m. on Dec. 1. 
  • Lane closure on north I-75 from Monmouth Street to Clifton Avenue from 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 until noon on Sunday, Dec. 2. Also, lane closure on south I-75 from Mitchell Avenue to Monmouth Street from 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 until 11 a.m. on Dec. 2.
  • Lane closure on east I-74 from Montana Avenue to I-75 and on west I-74 from I-75 to Colerain Avenue from 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 until 6 a.m. on Dec. 2.

Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the work zone and lane closures.

All work schedules depend on the weather.

For ongoing traffic, construction, and and weather-related information, please check

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