Personnel Recognition, Training and Professional Development

I. 2010 Notice of Summer Hours and Planned Summer Vacation

II. Performance Evaluations

 Evaluations are due in September. If you have not yet submitted evaluations please contact Human Resources at 343-5610.

NEW!!! Please review the presentation "How to Conduct Effective Performance Evaluation"

III. Drug-Free Workplace Awareness

Employees should be familiar with Atlantic Cape’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy and aware of the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. Employees should understand:

  • The requirements of the policy
  • The prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse and its impact on the workplace
  • How to recognize the link between poor performance and alcohol and/or drug abuse
  • The progression of the disease of addiction
  • What types of assistance are available

Please review the presentation, "Employee Drug-Free Workplace Education"

IV. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) at Atlantic Cape

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is "an organizational development process or philosophy that engages individuals within an organziational system in its renewal, change and focused performance. AI is based on the assumption that organizations change in the way they inquire and the claim that an organization which inquires into problems or difficult situations will keep finding more of the same but an organization which tries to appreciate what is best in itself will find and discover more and more of what is good."- Richard Seel

Atlantic Cape is presently exploring the use of Appreciative Inquiry as a key organizational tool at the College.

Learn more about AI by visiting Atlantic Cape's AI Resource Page.

V. Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2010 Perfect Attendance Award!

VI. Artists in Residence Program

Atlantic Cape's Department of Human Resources has collaborated with the College's Art Gallery, under the direction of Buddy Jacobs, to deliver the Artists in Residence program. Select works of art by members of the college community are displayed across campus throughout the year. Kicking off the program in the fall of 2009, paintings by Rita Michalenko, Cheryl Crews, Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan, and Amy Iverson were on display in J Building (Human Resources, Conference Room, President's Suite) until May. If you would like to participate in the Artists in Residence program for the fall 2010, please contact Charita McClain, Human Resources.

VII. Employee of the Quarter

The Employee of the Quarter award is presented to support staff members who make Atlantic Cape Community College a place where students and visitors feel comfortable and welcomed. Winners work hard and are especially pleasant and helpful. Nominations are solicited from the college community throughout the year.

VIII. Online Resources for Faculty

Atlantic Cape faculty and adjunct personnel may access myriad college services by selecting from the menu of options provided here.

IX. Microsoft Office Applications Training

Delivered in June, New Dates TBA .

X. Google Applications Training

In response to the training survey completed by college personnel, Human Resources periodically offers introductory level training sessions of Google Applications to faculty and staff.

The introductory training includes an overview of Google Docs and Google Calendar. These Google applications allow you, the user, to upload from and save documents to your desktop, edit documents anytime and from anywhere, pick who can access your documents, share changes in real time and store your files securely online without slowing down your computer. In addition, learn how Google Calendar can provide organizational assistance in managing routine and non-routine tasks.

XI. Affirmative Action and EEO Training for Supervisors

Human Resources offers offering introductory level training to members of the supervisory staff on best practices in Affirmative Action and EEO considerations in higher education. The American Association for Affirmative Action fosters the training.

XII. Preventing Sexual Harassment

The college seeks an environment for work and study which permits employees and students the opportunity to progress in their careers and educations on merits and abilities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, or sex. This instructional online presentation is designed to make Atlantic Cape Community College employees cognizant of the definitions and seriousness of sexual harassment and to remind everyone of the college’s demand for civility and fair treatment.

Successful completion of this online training program is required of all full- and part-time employees.

XIII. Crisis Response and Safety Programming

The Cross Functional Committee for Campus Safety and Security is pleased to partner with the Human Resources Department in the development and delivery of training sessions and programs for college personnel aimed at providing a safe and secure environment for all college stakeholders.

  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

    Atlantic Cape is pleased to have had several members of its personnel successfully complete the CERT program as part of the college's ongoing committment to safety and security. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program of the Department of Homeland Security educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
  • Testing Your Emergency Plan Webinar

    Testing Atlantic Cape's institutional emergency response plan is key to ensuring that our entire college is prepared in case an actual emergency occurs. Participants learned the best ways to test the institutional plan as well as tips on maximizing the response effort on campus. After a brief presentation, participants interacted with a panel of leading experts to help ensure our campus is ready for a crisis.
  • FM ALERT Awareness Training: Please check with Security on the delivery times and locations for this training.

XIV. Right to Know Program

HR's Compliance Specialist delivers Right to Know training to impacted personnel throughout the year. This program is designed to educate Atlantic Cape employees on the importance and benefits of properly recognizing and safely working with hazardous materials.

XV. Bloodborne Pathogens Training (BPT)

HR's College Nurse delivers Bloodborne Pathogens training to impacted personnel throughout the year. BPT provide a basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, common modes of transmission, and methods of preventing exposure.