MondayJanuary 14, 2019

Faculty: Survey/discussion of College Key Performance Indicators needs your input

Faculty members, remember that Wednesday, Jan. 16, is the deadlne for providing your input to help establish long-term goals for the College's Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Student Success.

The survey to provide input is available at The survey will remain open until close-of-business on Jan. 16.

Faculty are encouraged to use this Tableau Data File to inform your thinking about KPI targets for the year 2025.

  • You must have Tableau Reader installed on your computer to open the file.
  • Click here for instructions on downloading and installing Tableau Reader.

The College's KPIs, which are used to measure success of first-time Cincinnati State students (degree-seeking students), include:

  • Annual Credit Pass Rate
  • Average Credits Attempted
  • Average Credits Earned
  • Fall-to-Spring Persistence Rate
  • Fall-to-Fall Retention Rate

A Listening Session on KPI Goals will take place Friday, Jan. 18, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the Conference Center on Clifton Campus.

The Listening Session will include a review of survey results and discussion of future KPI targets.

After the Listening Session, all are welcome to attend Happy Hour at the Summit Restaurant. Light refreshments will be served.

Fitness, part 1: These fitness class leaders want you to participate!

"Healthy is the New Happy" fitness classes begin today, Jan. 14, with assistance from students in the Health & Fitness Technology Capstone class.

The fitness class leaders include: (front row, from left) Kevin Willis, Rae Scudder (Fitness Center intern), Nellie Hund, Amber Boehm (Fitness Center intern), Gwena Caldwell, (back row, from left) Andrew Wanger, Alex Shadle, and Ayana Carson.

Three fitness classes are offered:

  • Facilitated Group Walking
  • Couch to 5K Jogging
  • Strength Training for Beginners

All three programs are available in four different 30-minute timeslots and will continue throughout Spring Semester:

  • Monday & Wednesday, 1 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday & Wednesday, 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday, noon to 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30 to 1 p.m.

For more information and registration forms, see the article in the Jan. 9 edition of Daily News.

Fitness, part 2: Weight Watchers at Work wants to help you make healthy choices

Cincinnati State's "Weight Watchers at Work" group has been providing support for healthy lifestyle changes for seven years, and the current group members are eager to assist others with health and wellness in 2019.

You may be aware that Weight Watchers has re-branded as "WW" to incorporate all forms of wellness-- so you can think of the Cincinnati State group as "Wellness at Work."

The WW group meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m., in ATLC 404, to provide support and accountability for those who want to make better, healthier choices that go "beyond the scale."

Anyone who is interested in learning more about WW can join the group at a weekly meeting, at no cost.

Group member Jackie Norton said WW at Work is a convenient way to work on making healthy changes. "You don't need to worry about finding someone to watch the kids, or trying to squeeze in a meeting between errands on your precious Saturdays. It’s already here where you are!"

She also noted that the WW philosophy is a holistic approach that includes tracking eating and activity, but also addresses mental and behavioral aspects of changing your lifestyle.

Jackie said two members of the Cincinnati State group have lost more than 100 pounds with the WW program.

Jackie said all College employees also are invited to participate in a free webinar on "The WW Experience" on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. Click here to register.

The webinar includes information about the WW "points system" approach to healthy eating. Jackie said WW added to the "zero points" foods, which now include lean proteins and legumes as well as fruits and vegetables.

Jackie said the new "Freestyle" program, with numerous zero points foods, makes it easier to make healthy choices while on the go.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Jackie (

Condolences to the family of Ray Mirizzi

Ray Mirizzi, who served for 37 years as a Cincinnati State employee, including as Director of Facilities, passed away on Jan. 9.

Funeral services will take place Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Mueller Funeral Home, 6791 Tylersville Road, Mason, OH 45040.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon, with a prayer service at noon. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Messages of condolence may be posted at the funeral home website.

Committee meetings added to Daily News "events" list

Starting this semester, the "Events" section of Daily News (on the right side of the page) will include dates/times for meetings of College-wide governance groups such as the Faculty Senate, the Academic Policies & Curriculum Committee (APCC), the Budget Advisory Team (BAT), and other groups.

Meetings of the College Board of Trustees have been part of Daily News events listings for many years.

Committee chairs/leaders are encouraged to send information about your meeting dates and location to Daily News (, so we can share your group's scheduled meetings with others who may be interested.

Only one more Daily News this week

Daily News will not be published this Friday, Jan. 18, because of staff schedule limitations.

There's also no publication on Monday, Jan. 21, when the College is closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Daily News will be published on these dates during the next two weeks:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23
  • Friday, Jan. 25

If you have time-sensitive news to share, please send your information to the Daily News Editor ( in a timely manner, so we can keep the College community informed.

The standard 3-days-a-week publishing schedule for Daily News will resume on Jan. 28.

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