MondayOctober 25, 2021

CTL Learning Facilitator Shannon McClure will provide data-driven decision consulting for faculty

The Cincinnati State Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) has added new services for faculty and staff, including support for data-driven decision-making and help developing proposals for grants to obtain resources.

CTL Learning Facilitator Shannon McClure is available to provide individual assistance with data analysis, including using the College’s Tableau data, for Program Chairs, Department Chairs, and other interested faculty members.

  • Examples of help available include annual self-study reporting, data collection methods for course assessment and HLC reporting, and finding funding sources and developing proposals for grants to obtain resources (such as lab equipment, marketing support, and more).
  • Shannon will hold regular office hours on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and at other times by appointment.
  • To schedule an online consultation with Shannon, visit this link. Or, you can send her an email message at

Shannon joins Cincinnati State after a 20-plus-year career in nonprofit management. She maintains a private consulting practice specializing in nonprofit marketing and fundraising, including capital campaigns, grant writing, and interim executive staffing.

Prior to Cincinnati State, Shannon worked for nearly 15 years in the performing arts. She was responsible for generating millions of dollars in annual ticket revenue for opera companies and maintaining enduring corporate sponsor relationships.

Her contributions to the field include work in Santa Fe (NM), Washington D.C., Dayton and Columbus (OH), Tulsa (OK), and Atlanta (GA). She also served as head of marketing and communications for a large performing arts center at a public university.

As Senior Director of Business Intelligence at the Greater Omaha Chamber, Shannon worked regularly with local businesses and economists to attract new business investment to the region through data storytelling. Her special projects included working with the Urban League to measure the state of the region’s community and workforce equality for young professionals of color.

Most recently, Shannon managed capital campaigns for nonprofit organizations across the country as part of a private firm. Through managing all aspects of campaign strategy and execution, she helped her clients raise more than $15 million to build and maintain inspiring spaces.

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Tulsa and an MBA from the University of Nebraska. Though she is a native of Omaha, she has adopted Atlanta as her hometown. Her hobbies include music, studying presidential history, and entertaining her 17 nieces and nephews.

Parking Lot D to close starting Oct. 27

Parking Lot D on Clifton Campus will be completely closed to employee and student vehicles from Wednesday, Oct. 27, to Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Drop-offs for the Mallory Early Learning Center and others who use Lot D as a drop off location will not be possible during the closing.

The 3-week closure is required to facilitate installation of the new fire loop as well as some tree removal.

Parking Lot A will remain open, and the Ludlow Garage is available for those seeking a parking alternative near the Main Building.

The Facilities Department appreciates your cooperation during the temporary disruption that is needed to make campus improvements possible.

Student Vax Incentive announces Week 3 winners; on-campus clinic on Nov. 4

Harley Westfeld is the third winner of a $1,000 prize in the Student Vaccination Incentive Program. She received her check on Oct. 21.

Harley, who is majoring in Multimedia & Web Design, said, “I got vaccinated to help those around me."

Culinary Arts major Phillip Mason (left), winner of a $100 prize in the Week 3 drawing, said his reason for getting vaccinated was "to protect myself and my children from becoming sick or passing COVID-19 to others."

Other winners of the Week 3 prize drawings are listed on the Student Vaccination Incentive Program Winners web page.

As of Oct. 22, over 800 Fall Semester students have entered the Incentive Program, and a total of 29 students have reported receiving their initial dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Another on-campus vaccination clinic facilitated by Walgreen's, and free for Cincinnati State students and employees, is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 4, on Clifton Campus.

  • The clinic will be in Main 180 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The on-campus clinic will offer flu shots and COVID-19 vaccinations (Pfizer vaccine) including first dose, second dose, and booster shots for those eligible.
  • Participants should bring your insurance card (if applicable) and if you're seeking a COVID-19 vaccination second dose or booster shot, bring your vaccination card.

Writing Center continues to offer Fall in-person & virtual services

The Cincinnati State Writing Center offers in-person and online tutoring for students in all classes that require written reports or essays.

Writing Center tutors are available by appointment and for walk-in help in the Writing Center on Clifton Campus (Main 235) on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Online tutoring hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students can make appointments through their Starfish Success Network page.

The appointment confirmation email for online appointments will include a Zoom or Collaborate link to use for the tutoring session.

Information about the Writing Center also is available in the Blackboard module Writing Center Information Station.

10-digit dialing now in effect in 513 & 859 areas

Effective immediately, dialing the area code is required for all calls made in the 513 and 859 areas-- even to other phones with the same area code.

If you want to make a local call from a campus phone or any other phone in the 513 or 859 area, remember to add the area code to the 7-digit number.

(And remember to reprogram numbers you have saved in your cell phone or any other devices that use stored phone numbers, such as security alarm systems or medical alert systems.)

Long distance calls still require dialing "1" ahead of the area code and 7-digit number.

Background: Why is 10-digit dialing needed?

The change to 10-digit dialing is required because of the implementation of the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline.

The helpline will be able to be reached by dialing 988 starting July 16, 2022. Before that date, individuals must dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the helpline.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officials say for the new helpline to work, 10-digital dialing must be required in 513 and 859 area codes starting Oct. 24.

  • A total of 82 area codes in 36 states are affected by this change.
  • All of the affected area codes use 988 for some local numbers, so the area code must be added to local calls to avoid confusion with the national helpline number.

If you have questions, check with your local phone service provider or visit

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