College Mission<br />The mission of Florida State College at Jacksonville is to provide optimal access to high quality, affordable and relevant degree, career and community education to enhance the lives of our students and the economic development of Northeast Florida.<br />
Open Campus Mission Statement<br />Open Campus advances the Florida State College at Jacksonville mission through the use of emerging technologies providing flexible and affordable access to relevant, high quality educational programs and support services that respond to the needs of today’s global society. <br />
Did You Know?<br />We have over 15,000 online students,<br />250 Adjunct Faculty from over 36 states,<br />25 dedicated professional and career staff members,<br />4 administrators, and<br />1 campus president. <br />
Did You Know?<br />1 in 4 higher education students take at least one class online.<br />Sloan Consortium <br />Report 2008<br />
Did You Know?<br />NO SEATING LIMITS!<br />Open Campus offers 500+ sections in all disciplines:<br /><ul><li>English
Professor Jerry Shawver:<br />“This is the first ceremony that I attended whereby the students were honoring their professors, and whether you know it or not, I was completely caught off guard by the accolades shared by my current students, as well as the ones I have never taught. Maybe I am becoming more emotional in my years, but I fought back tears as I heard Dee share her personal comments in front of all of you. <br />
Professor Jerry Shawver:<br />That was probably one of the most special moments in my teaching career, and I owe it to your shared vision and desire to host such an event. Whether professors share this or not, events like these motivate us to continue with the hard work and effort behind the scenes to make these courses the best they can be.”<br />
Student Julie Worden-Alen:<br />“This award tells me ‘I can.’ Many times the course load is overwhelming and staying focused takes a willingness to succeed. The professor who nominated me believes that I can do difficult course work, even when I lack confidence. I will surely hang it proudly over my desk.” <br />
Save the Date …<br /><ul><li>Open Campus Convocation on </li></ul> August 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to <br /> 1:30 p.m.<br /><ul><li>College wide Convocation </li></ul> on September 9th<br />
Open Campus Outstanding Employee Award<br /><ul><li>“Amy Moore personifies a collaborative professional while consistently demonstrating quality performance.”
“Amy has taken on several integrative leadership roles this past year, including being on our College’s Social Media Policy Committee.”
“Amy also facilitated a well-attended Social Media enrichment session via Elluminate especially designed for our adjuncts.”
“Amy was also involved in developing a series of digital media workshops; these are fast becoming popular workshops.”
Amy is also responsible for the production of the Open Campus Faculty Bulletin.</li></ul>Amy Moore<br />Social Network and Lifestyle Integration Program Coordinator<br />
Faculty Showcase<br /><ul><li>She teaches SLS classes and Basic Writing at FSCJ, as well as Instructional Technology for Education Majors at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon.
She loves teaching online, reading mysteries and visiting her grandchildren in Australia.
“I have been teaching online since 1992 BW (before the web). For me, discussion is where class happens. I have several of these each week: one is to engage the learners in the topic of the week and the other is to engage the students with the textbook and multimedia materials.” </li></ul>Lucy MacDonald<br />
Student of the Month<br />“I re-entered college after a ten-year break and needed to make the transition a bit easier. I chose to take online classes because it allowed me the freedom to study and pursue a higher education while working around the hectic demands of having a family. “<br />“FSCJ’s virtual learning environment is an exceptional way for non-traditional students to successfully pursue their dreams and excel in them.”<br />Name: Angela Batterson<br />Course: Humanities in the Americas (HUM2450)<br />Professor: Kimberly Elliott<br />
Open Campus Chats with Guest Experts<br />Talking with a nationally recognized author is easier than you think. Recently, Open Campus had the privilege of conversing with Dr. Lee Bolman, co-author of Reframing Academic Leadership, via Skype. Skype, a free internet tool, enabled faculty and staff to see, hear and address questions to Dr. Bolman during a 60-minute interview. Dr. Bolman discussed both realistic and practical strategies to help leaders adapt more easily to demanding, fast-changing, circumstances.<br />
Introducing … The Exceptional Faculty Experience<br />This “experience” will provide an environment that combines inspiring and motivating online support and state of the art resources in order to maximize educational quality.<br />Coming to FSCJ this Fall!<br />
Meet the New Faces at Open Campus!<br /><ul><li>Chris works in the Student Success department.
He developed the Online Tutoring Lab and is currently serving as one of the online tutors in the Writing Lab.
Chris just graduated with his Bachelor’s in Accounting from UNF.</li></ul>Chris Bickerstaff<br />Program Facilitator II <br />
Meet the New Faces at Open Campus!<br /><ul><li>Jamie assists the Academic and Student Success group.
Jamie will begin her Bachelor’s degree in Supervision and Management this Fall.</li></ul>Jamie Wernisch<br />Program Facilitator II <br />
Meet the New Faces at Open Campus!<br /><ul><li>Cassandra works in Instructional Design; currently, she is in the process of converting Epsilen courses to Blackboard.
She has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Technology from UNF.
Cassandra teaches 3rd grade at Neptune Beach Elementary.</li></ul>Cassandra Fisher<br />Program Facilitator III <br />
Meet the New Faces at Open Campus!<br /><ul><li>Sheena is a Multimedia Specialist in the Media Center.
Currently, she is working on the Camtasia Project as well as building a GUI for the new faculty orientation.
Sheena holds degrees in Digital Media Multimedia Design, Graphic Design, Film and Television Production from UNF.
She aspires to get her Masters in Film in the near future.</li></ul>Sheena Salmon<br />Multimedia Specialist<br />
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Cool Tools Tip of the Month<br />QR “Quick Response” Codes<br /><ul><li>These codes work with smartphones. Download a free QR reader application. This allows you to scan the code, subsequently redirecting you to contact information, a website, an e-mail address or other display text, or a social media platform.
What are some ways QR codes might be used in the future?
Place QR codes on syllabi so students have fast access to additional resources or information on the web.
For business, placing QR codes on business cards can direct people to a website.
The possibilities are endless, so keep your eyes open for these new digital tools!</li></ul>Use your mobile device to scan the QR code above to see how it works.<br />
Open Campus is offering Online Scholarships!<br />Scholarships for $300 each are available for Summer Term, 2011. <br />Applicants must:<br /> ■be enrolled in at least six online credits during Summer 2011<br /> ■have a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 or higher<br /> ■have applied for financial aid by completing a FAFSA application<br /> ■complete an Open Campus scholarship application (Download as Microsoft DOC or Adobe PDF)<br /> ■submit an essay, 1–2 typed pages, double-spaced. Please include <br /> some of the following elements: <br /> ■how online learning has promoted your overall learning experience;<br /> ■the most interesting aspect of online learning;<br /> ■where you see the future of online learning.<br />Winners to be announced soon!<br />
Congratulations Open Campus and MPSS on your amazing contributions to the United Charities Campaign<br />Open Campus and MPSS surpassed its contribution goal, reaching 179% of our goal! Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions and active participation! We returned 86% of our employee pledge forms! The best performance college-wide! <br />
Congratulations to our exceptional faculty award recipients for their efforts on behalf of our students!<br />Outstanding Faculty Award<br />Heidi Marshall<br />Jerry Shawver<br />Shannon Groff<br />Laura Jeffries<br />Robert Greene<br />Roland S. Kennedy Endowed Chair for Excellence in Instruction Supporting Business Education<br />Shawna Coram<br />
The Florida State College Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2011 District Board of Trustees Award for community service. This award recognizes Florida State College at Jacksonville full-time employees for their volunteer service to the community.<br />One full-time employee will be selected for the award. The award recognizes exceptional service by an employee to a single nonprofit agency during the 2010 calendar year. The recipient will be recognized at the 2011 Fall Convocation and will be presented with a $300 check payable to the charitable organization of the recipient’s choice. A candidate’s peers and supervisors can make nominations.<br />Please return completed nomination forms to the Florida State College Foundation, Administrative Offices Room 104 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 12.<br />
Florida Office of Women in Higher Education Conference<br />Friday, <br />August 12th, 2011<br />FSCJ Deerwood Center<br />9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. <br />The Registration Fee is $10.00 and will cover all conference <br />materials and lunch. <br />Call 904-256-6987 or email Tina Cross at email@example.com to register or obtain more information.<br />
Florida Office of Women in Higher Education<br />Brown Bag Lunch for Sharing and Networking<br />Wellness for Women … REFRESH … RELAX … RENEW <br />An Experiential Event of Stress Reduction and Desk Yoga<br />Presented by Susan Byrne Lee<br />Wednesday, September 21st<br />11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. <br />UNF Student Union West<br />Building 58, Room 3703C<br />