Community@HWC Alerts / Updates – October 23, 2014


Midterm Grade Reporting 

Please note the deadline to submit ADW’s has changed from October 19, 2014 to October 22, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Courtney O’Brien, Registrar: X6063

Open Enrollment for Health Benefits

Open Enrollment for Harold Washington College is October 29, 2014 in room 102 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your employee benefits, effective January 1, 2015. City Colleges of Chicago is committed to providing you with competitive benefits that promote health and well-being as part of your total compensation package. Take this opportunity to make educated decisions about the benefits that are right for you and your family.

Note: that if you do not wish to change health plans, participate in a flexible spending account, or add optional coverage, you do not have to do anything and your coverage will simply carry over.

Making changes to your benefit elections is easy with the online enrollment process through HR Self-Service. We invite you to take the time to investigate your benefit options by visiting . For more information about Open Enrollment, visit

What is New In 2015

The PayFlex Debit Card makes it easy for you to spend the money in your tax-advantaged flexible spending account by enabling you to pay for eligible health care expenses directly. For answers to your questions about the PayFlex Debit Card, visit or call (800) 284-4885.

The list of benefits vendors participating in the Open Enrollment Benefits Fairs include:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CVS Caremark
  • Vision Service Plan
  • 403(b) and 457(b) vendors

If you have questions about Open Enrollment, contact the CCC Employee Benefits Office at (312) 553-2895 or


 Welcome Vasco L. Bridges III, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

 We are so pleased to welcome Vasco L. Bridges III to our team at HWC.  Congratulations to him as he was recently featured in Chicago Business Journal announcing his transition to this new position.  See more here.

 Professor Jennifer Asimow and Professor Phillip Vargas Presented at IUPUI Assessment Institute

The HWC Assessment Committee is proud of Jennifer Asimow and Phillip Vargas as they presented at this year’s IUPUI Assessment Institute in Indianapolis. The talk was entitled, “Diversity – Quantifying Growth in Both Tolerance and Acceptance”. The description from the program is below:

In 2005 and 2012, Harold Washington College assessed the college’s general education goal of understanding and respecting Human Diversity. The comparisons of the two surveys yielded several statistically significant changes in self-reported feelings, experiences, and attitudes in the context of diversity at Harold Washington College with shifts that were overwhelmingly positive. In this interactive presentation the tools, analytical techniques, results, and recommendations of these assessments will be shared along with a dialogue about human diversity. Thank you to Professor Carrie Nepstad for sharing the information!

HWC Performance Scholarship

 Congratulations to our student recipients of the HWC Performance Scholarship:

Kyla Rae Oliver
Rodney Gipson
Ashford Smith
Samuel Francis

Thank you to Professor Matthew Shevitz for sharing!

Photo.Jazz Ensemble


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