Monthly Archives: June 2017

LCC hosts IT faculty training event

The Computer Information Technology program recently hosted 20 IT faculty from around the country for a training event at West Campus called “Working Connection North.” The event, which was offered at no cost to IT faculty, was funded by the Convergence Technology Grant that LCC has been a partner in for 10 years.

The goal of Working Connections was to provide attendees with the expertise needed to teach their respective track in a subsequent semester, bringing the most current information to their classrooms either as a stand-alone course or as supplemental information to an existing course. This year’s training focused on “Teaching the Internet of Things” and the Python programming language. Attendees received 4.5 days of hands-on training. In addition, lunchtime sessions included learning about Cisco’s new Internet of Things courseware, touring the Center for Manufacturing Excellence and discussing the future effects of the Internet of Things on the world.

The event was organized by faculty member Brian Nelson and CIT lead support Lindsay Luoma, with support from LCC’s events and communications coordinator and the National Convergence Technology Center at Collin College in Frisco, Texas.

College wins award from Central Association of College and University Business Officers

LCC’s program to improve the student textbook experience won first prize for community colleges in the Central Association of College and University Business Officers’ (CACUBO) 2017 Best Practices program.

The Best Practices program is designed to showcase college business officers’ efforts to create better, more efficient and customer friendly business practices. LCC’s submission focused on the partnership with MBS to ensure students had access to new, used, digital, rental and MarketPlace textbooks using financial aid. MBS also allows faculty more tools and resources to research textbook adoption, create custom text and incorporate Open Educational Resources. The partnership has resulted in a to-date savings for students of more than $353,000.

Controller Lisa Mazure, CFO Don Wilske and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration Lisa Webb Sharpe will attend the CACUBO conference in October.

Three things to know about the Center for Transitional Learning at LCC

1. The Center for Transitional Learning (CTL) provides a positive learning environment to support first-year college success for both native and non-native English-speaking students.

2. The CTL uses innovative methods and small class sizes to teach reading, developmental writing, English as a second language and the academic first-year experience.

3. Students enroll in CTL classes along with college-level classes in communication, English, health career, technical career, performing arts or CORE general education classes. This concurrent-enrollment model allows students to begin earning credits toward their degree while receiving academic support to help them succeed.

Enter employee raffle to win free Common Ground tickets

As a partner with the 2017 Common Ground music festival in Adado Riverfront Park, LCC received free tickets we are raffling off to employees.

Interested? Enter the drawing by emailing your name, preferred phone number, preferred email and night you want to attend to whalenm2@lcc.edu by noon Wednesday, July 5. No late entries can be accepted.

We have six giveaway packages available, including:

  • Thursday, July 6 featuring headliner Alessia Cara: Two general admission tickets
  • Friday, July 7 featuring headliner Toby Keith: Two general admission tickets plus two Grand Club tickets
  • Friday, July 7 featuring headliner Toby Keith: Two general admission tickets
  • Saturday, July 8 featuring headliner Shinedown: Two general admission tickets plus two Grand Club tickets
  • Saturday, July 8 featuring headliner Shinedown: Two general admission tickets
  • Sunday, July 9 featuring headliner Big Sean: Two general admission tickets

Everyone can only enter for one day and can only win one giveaway package. We will draw winners at noon Thursday, July 6 and contact winners at their preferred email address and phone number. Make sure you’re available at those contacts Thursday afternoon so you don’t miss out!

For more information about Common Ground, visit commongroundfest.com.

LCC hires new assistant dean of Academic Affairs

Tracy Labadie recently joined LCC as our assistant dean of Academic Affairs. Tracy comes to us from Glen Oaks Community College, where she served in various capacities and has been involved in various academic functions, such as HLC accreditation, curriculum development, program development, assessment, dual enrollment, faculty qualifications, scheduling, and program review.

Tracy holds a bachelor of applied science in accounting from Davenport College, a master of applied science in accountancy from Western Michigan University and is pursuing a doctorate in community college leadership at Ferris State University. Tracy can be reached at x1056 and in the Administration Building, Room 201.6.

Welcome, Tracy!

Timesheet instructions for July 7 pay date

Due to the shortened timeframe for processing the July 7 pay, Payroll made the following changes to the normal processing schedule.

Hours submitted for the June 18-July 1 pay period for the July 7 pay date (BW14):

  • Timesheets are due 11 a.m. TODAY with PROJECTED HOURS for Thursday, June 29, Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1.
  • Please note timesheet entry capability will not be available after 11 a.m. It is important all employees and timekeepers have time entered.
  • Timesheet approvals need to be completed by 9 a.m. Thursday, June 29.
  • Timesheet adjustments need to be completed no later than 9 a.m. Friday, June 30.

Questions can be directed to our Payroll Department at FS-Payroll@lcc.edu or x1799.