MondayMay 6, 2019

Benefits Open Enrollment ends May 10

All benefit-eligible College employees MUST make benefit choices, using the online enrollment portal, no later than May 10, 2019-- even if you are waiving coverage. 

If you did not complete Open Enrollment by Thursday, May 2, please check your recent College email for a message from Melanie Disney in Human Resources that contains a link to the Open Enrollment online portal.

Benefits choices made during this Open Enrollment period are for the benefits year that begins July 1, 2019.

  • The network and the services covered are not changing, but premium costs and the PPO deductibles have increased.
  • For additional information, download the July 2019 Benefits Brochure and the Premium Rate Sheet.

The online Open Enrollment Portal is available until Friday, May 10. 

Need more information?

  • All handouts from the Open Enrollment Information Sessions are available on the College intranet. Select Human Resources > Benefits & Compensation > Benefits Communication Tools > 2019 Benefits Information
  • If you want to watch a recording of the Benefits Information Session held Apr. 18, go to

Questions? Contact Human Resources at or (513) 569-1565.

Does Summer Semester start today?

Summer Semester 2019 starts on May 6, for some-- but not most-- Summer classes.

  • Monday, May 6, is the start date for students enrolled in Summer cooperative education and some other experiential learning courses. Co-op assignments last 15 weeks, and end by Aug. 16.
  • The week of May 6 is the start for students enrolled in 7-week Academic Foundations Math (AFM) classes. These 7-week classes end by June 22.
  • The week of May 6 is also the start for Aviation Maintenance Technology classes (Harrison Campus). These classes continue for 15 weeks and end by Aug. 16.
  • If other classes are starting the week of May 6, Daily News has not been informed about their schedules.

The week of May 13 is the start for all 13-week Summer classes. Most of the classes offered this Summer are on the 13-week schedule. These classes end by Aug. 10.

The second set of 7-week AFM classes starts the week of July 1. These classes end by Aug. 17.

The only 15-week Summer classes this year (according to information provided to the Daily News staff) are co-op and Aviation Maintenance Technology. There are no 10-week Summer classes.

Adjusting the majority of Summer classes from 15 weeks to 13 weeks is the result of recommendations endorsed by several campus governance groups.

The change is expected to make CState's Summer schedule a better fit for "visiting" students who may want to take a class or two before returning to another college or university for Fall classes.

The change also provides a longer break for students who may not wish to spend the entire summer soaking up knowledge rather than soaking up sunshine.

Want College enrollment data? Go to the intranet (or the DN summary)

Above is a sample of data from a Summer 2019 Enrollment Dashboard. Click to view a larger image, or go to the College intranet to take a detailed look at all of the interactive dashboards.

The Institutional Research and Effectiveness department prepares interactive Enrollment Dashboards that are posted and updated regularly on the College intranet.

Two Dashboards are available for each semester's enrollment data:

  • The Enrollment Dashboard shows data based on student enrollment in specific programs.
    Using this dashboard, you can examine how many students in a program are registered for an upcoming semester, and also view student information by age, gender, race, zip code, high school attended, and other factors.
  • The Credit Hours Dashboard show data based on individual courses.
    This dashboard shows overall enrollment trends for a semester as well as groupings such as enrollment by course, enrollment by location, and enrollment by mode of instruction (online, hybrid, and in-person).
  • Starting with data for Summer Semester 2019, the Dashboards also include information about the total headcount and total credit hours students have registered for.

The IR Dashboards are Tableau files (See Daily News from Sep. 21, 2018, and Mar. 11, 2019, for more information about Tableau Reader.)

The IR Dashboards posted on the intranet replace daily enrollment reports that were prepared in the past by the Registrar's Office and emailed to some College employees.

Daily News will continue to provide brief updates on the headcount and credit hour count for upcoming terms, based on the IR Dashboard data (look for "Enrollment Totals to Date" in the column on the left side of your Daily News screen).

However, the IR Enrollment Dashboards provide much more detailed data, including enrollment by division, by program, by non-CCP versus CCP, by demographic groups, as well as other ways of examining enrollment patterns and trends.

Currently, the IR Dashboards are updated three times a week or less, to ensure that accurate data is collected and posted. Institutional Research may change the update schedule in the future, depending on College data needs.

  • The IR Dashboards (and Daily News reports) on Summer 2019 enrollment are updated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the three weeks prior to the start of the semester. Updates will continue three-times-a-week until the "census date," the 14th class day of the semester.
  • The IR Dashboards and Daily News reports on Fall 2019 enrollment are updated once a week, usually on Wednesday. Updates will change to the Mon/Weds/Fri schedule during the three weeks prior to Fall semester start.

To find the IR Enrollment Dashboards on the Intranet, go to Institutional Research Reports > Enrollment Dashboards > Weekly Dashboards.

Commencement 2019 was a great celebration

A green-and-white spray of confetti marked the end of the Cincinnati State Commencement ceremony on May 5, 2019.

About 500 graduates celebrated the day with their family and friends, as well as the College faculty and staff members who gathered for the event.

Transfer Center posts May calendar for college visits

The Transfer Center has released the May calendar of visits from representatives of four-year colleges and universities .

Students who are thinking about transfer to a bachelor's degree program after graduating from CState are encouraged to meet with advisors from visiting schools, and get more information about future educational options.

No appointment is required; just stop by the Transfer Center in ATLC Room 221 on Clifton Campus, near Bakery Hill.

The Transfer Center is open this Summer on Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To view the Transfer Center visitor schedule for May, click the link below.

I-75 & I-74 Construction Update (May 6-11)

The Ohio Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight projects near the Clifton Campus related to major reconstruction of I-75 & I-74.

Monday, May 6 -

  • Various lane closures on north and south I-75 between Monmouth and Mitchell from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 7.
  • Full closure of north Beekman from Elmore to Colerain from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Short-term full closures on I-74 and I-75 within the work zone from midnight until 4 a.m. Traffic maintained with law enforcement officers.

Tuesday, May 7 -

  • Various lane closures on north and south I-75 between Monmouth and Mitchell from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 8.
  • Full closure of north Beekman from Elmore to Colerain from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Full closure of the ramp from south I-75 to Hopple from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Short-term full closures on I-74 and I-75 within the work zone from midnight until 4 a.m. Traffic maintained with law enforcement officers.

Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11 -

  • Various lane closures on north and south I-75 between Monmouth and Mitchell from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Short-term full closures of I-74 and I-75 within the work zone from midnight and 4 a.m. Traffic maintained with law enforcement officers.

Arrow boards and/or signs will alert motorists of the work zone and restrictions. All work is contingent upon the weather.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed, and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone. Remember, move over or slow down.

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

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