General Training

September 19th & 20th

ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training

Presented and Sponsored by: Campus Police

Intended Audience: NeSCC: Faculty, Staff, and Students

Four sessions will be offered at the following times:

Room: L106

September 19th: 9:00 - 11:00am & 1:00 - 3:00pm

September 20th:  9:00 - 11:00am & 1:00 - 3:00pm


Summary: ALICE Training is both an instructional and interactive program designed to prepare participants to proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person, or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training-option-based-tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.  The principles participants will learn in this program are applicable at any location, whether out in the community or at home, while incorporating the principles of RUN, HIDE, FIGHT. 

While you do not need special clothing to participate there is a moderate amount of physical activity so it is recommended that participants dress comfortably.   

REGISTER HERE to attend.



Friday, September 22nd

Positive Resolutions: The Role of Faculty Referrals in Behavioral Intervention and Care Team Responses

Presenter: Ray A. White, LPC/MHSP/AS

Sponsored by: Counseling Services

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: L226, 10:00 - 11:00am


Summary:  Trust is essential to the student-teacher relationship in the classroom. Learn ways to build trust and promote campus safety when students exhibit troubling behaviors.  This workshop will be facilitated by Ray A. White.  He is currently licensed by the State of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a background in law enforcement. His private practice specializes with Critical Incident Management, and he serves on Walters State Community College’s Behavior Intervention Team.

REGISTER HERE to attend in person.

Use this link to Zoom the presentation if you do not plan to attend in person.


Friday, August 18th

From Iraq to Harper Community College, is there a hero in your classroom?

Presenter: Sergeant First Class Perry Mir

Sponsored by: Office of Northeast State Veterans Affairs

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff 

Room: Humanities Bldg. 245, Time: 9:30 – 10:30am

Summary: This session will cover SFC Mir's journey from active duty (including deployments to Panama and Iraq) to the classroom. SFC Mir's experiences are a first hand account of some of the challenges veterans experience during their transition from active duty to the academic world. 

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you do not plan to attend in person.

FERPA Training

Presenter: Deidra Close

Room: Humanities Bldg. 254, Time: 10:30 – 11:30am

Summary: Can I share this?  If you have any question on what you may share regarding student information and records, then this session is a MUST-attend-session for you.  This session will go over the basics of FERPA.  In addition, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and run scenarios with our campus FERPA experts.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.   

What Can TRiO Do for Your Students?

Presenter: Jenny Reed

Room: Humanities Bldg. 245, Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm

Summary: TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) has been a staple program at Northeast State for over thirty years. In that time, TRiO has developed a partnership with faculty and staff to obtain referrals for highly qualified tutors. However, there are many different services we can offer to students who qualify. Come join us to find out how students qualify for the program, what services are offered, and how TRiO can help guide students toward a brighter future.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you do not plan to attend in person.


Monday, August 21st

Planning with Purpose…and Assessment!

Presenter: Dr. John Grubb

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: Library 226, Time: 9:00 – 10:00am

Summary: Meaningful planning and assessment are the building blocks of continuous quality improvement for any business, institution, or person. Come learn about the planning and assessment processes at Northeast State and your role in improving the quality of our college. Each attendee will understand the planning and assessment cycle at NeSCC and his/her role in improving the College.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you do not plan to attend in person.

Understanding the Data and Navigating Dashboards

Presenters: Josh Crowder and Connie Church

Moderator: Kim Gant

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: Library 226, Time: 10:00 – 11:00am

Summary: Dashboards have gained popularity for providing access to a lot of data in an easy-to-view format and provide insightful information about an organization.  In this session, we will go over some of the Dashboards that are available and how to properly use the data. To have a better understanding of the data available to faculty and staff and how to take a critical look at the data and avoid some of the common pitfalls of misinterpreting data.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you do not plan to attend in person.

Accreditation by SACSCOC

Presenter:  Kim Gant

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: Library 226, Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Summary: This session will include an overview of accreditation requirements, the accreditation process, and roles and responsibilities, as well as an update on changes to SACSCOC requirements.  The session is intended for a general audience and content will be targeted for those with a “Beginners” level of understanding about SACSCOC accreditation requirements.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you do not plan to attend in person.

FERPA Training

Presenter: Deidra Close

Room: Library 226, Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Summary: Can I share this?  If you have any question on what you may share regarding student information and records, then this session is a MUST-attend-session for you.  This session will go over the basics of FERPA.  In addition, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and run scenarios with our campus FERPA experts.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  


Tuesday, August 22nd

Bringing the World to Northeast State: How You Can Play a Role in International Education on Campus

Presenter: Nona Shepherd

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: H154, Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm

Summary: Want to add an international flair to your course? Have an idea for an engaging worldview activity? Come learn about opportunities to participate in international education at Northeast as well as ways to request funding for your fantastic ideas. We will discuss potential and planned activities for students (both within & beyond the classroom), professional development for faculty, study away, study abroad, & more. The world awaits us!

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you do not plan to attend in person.


Wednesday, August 23rd

Payroll Basics 

Presenter: Becky Bennett

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: H245, Time: 9:00 – 10:00am

Summary: This session will provide a brief overview of: 

  •      Online Timesheets and Leave Reports
  • Required Payroll Documentation from Departments (i.e. Contracts, Stipend Forms, Change of Approvers/Proxies)
  • How To’s for W-4 (i.e. How changes affect my take-home pay.)
  • Understanding your Paystub and W-2
  • Payroll Questions and Answer Session


REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you do not plan to attend in person.


Grant Development 101

Presenter: Linda Calvert

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: H145, Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Summary:Explore the formula for writing competitive grant proposals for local, state, federal and foundation funding.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you do not plan to attend in person.

Microsoft Forms

Presenter: Patsy Bowers

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: C2309, Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm

Summary: Microsoft Forms is an exciting new part of Office 365 Education that allows for quick and easy creation of custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others (even anonymous users) to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. Forms and quizzes may be accessed via links or QR Codes and may receive up to 5,000 responses.  As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading (grading can also be done online).

What you'll need to attend this session: An active Office 365 Education subscription (free to all faculty/staff/students).  If you do not have one please contact Patsy Bowers.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  


Thursday, August 24th

Adult Education

Presenter: Debi Tabor and Jeff McCord

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: B116, Time: 9:00 – 10:00am

Summary: This session will describe how Adult Education works in Tennessee – including its statewide organizational structure and how students progress through assessment, instruction, and completion. The session will also include an update on Northeast State’s Adult Education partnership with the Department of Labor and where we see this partnership going in the future.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you do not plan to attend in person.


Microsoft Forms

Presenter: Patsy Bowers

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: C2309, Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

Summary: Microsoft Forms is an exciting new part of Office 365 Education that allows for quick and easy creation of custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others (even anonymous users) to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. Forms and quizzes may be accessed via links or QR Codes and may receive up to 5,000 responses.  As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading (grading can also be done online).

What you'll need to attend this session: An active Office 365 Education subscription (free to all faculty/staff/students).  If you do not have one please contact Patsy Bowers.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  

Cyber Defense and Personal Responsibility

Presenter: David Blair

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: H145, Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Summary: Many of us feel helpless guarding against cyber threats, but there are some very easy and effective ways to help guard against personal property and personal data theft. In this session, we will discuss who threat actors are, what threats you need to be concerned with, and how to protect yourself against those threats.

REGISTER HERE to attend face-to-face.  Use this Zoom link if you do not plan to attend in person.