Monthly Archives: August 2017

Centre for Engaged Inclusion hosting faculty open house Sept. 5-6

Stop by the Centre for Engaged Inclusion for the 2017 Faculty Open House to learn about the Centre’s fall programming and opportunities for collaboration, and to meet the new coordinator, Vincent Thurman. The open house will be a time to connect with other faculty. You can also pick up a copy of the fall schedule and enjoy coffee, tea and cookies.

The open house will happen over the course of two days, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 5-6. Both days will have the same content, so feel free to stop by on either.

In the news

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Tell us what you think! LCC holding collegewide climate survey in September

Make your voice heard!

LCC will conduct a collegewide climate survey in September to gather input from all employees regarding culture and work environment. The results of this survey will be used to guide strategic decisions and launch needed initiatives for the next several years.

We last conducted a climate survey in 2014, and hundreds of you participated. The results of that survey directly drove decisions collegewide and in departments and programs. Areas created monthly newsletters, held divisionwide meetings, developed yearly retreats for professional development, began using new performance evaluation systems to provide timely feedback to individual employees, and more. We anticipate more improvements in our work culture based on this year’s survey.

The survey launches Monday, Sept. 11, and you will have three weeks to complete it. Your participation is entirely confidential. To ensure your privacy, the survey is conducted by an outside vendor, the Institute for Organizational Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin.

You will be able to complete the survey on- or off-campus, and you are encouraged to use your work time to complete it. Due to the survey’s confidential nature, adjuncts cannot be paid for your time taking it, but are absolutely welcome to complete during downtime, office hours or other on-the-clock time.

Look for your personal invitation to take the survey on Monday, Sept. 11 from SEE_Survey1 at SEE_Survey1@austin.utexas.edu. The subject line will be Survey of Employee Engagement.

Three things to know about athletics at LCC

1. LCC has more than 120 scholarship athletes playing on nine teams: men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field, and women’s volleyball.

2. LCC’s tradition of academic excellence extends to our athletic programs. LCC is a 16-time winner of the MCCAA Charlie Chanter All-Sports Trophy, which recognizes overall athletic excellence.

3. Our athletic programs prioritize academic performance. Athletes maintain an overall 3.13 grade point average, and 34 Stars garnered Academic All-American honors in 2017.

Tuition estimator now available online

Student Finance recently launched an online tuition estimator to help students better understand tuition and fees as they select classes.

The estimator allows students to select any combination of courses offered in a semester to review estimated rates for tuition and fees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees.

This is a valuable new tool that will help students make informed decisions about their education and finances. Please let your students know this new tool is available. Spring registration opens Oct. 2.

Fitness Centers and Weight Room now FREE to employees, students and alums

All LCC employees, students and alumni can now use the on-campus Fitness Centers and Weight Room for free. Everyone must present a StarCard to enter.

In addition to keeping you physically fit and lowering your risk of chronic diseases, research consistently shows exercise helps boost memory and thinking, and helps reduce stress and depression risk.

For best and safest use of available Fitness Center equipment, consider enrolling in PFFT 100, PFFT 101, PFFT 102, PFFT 103 or PFFT 109. When using the Weight Room, PFWT 112, PFWT 123 or PFWT 124 are strongly recommended. Employees should check their tuition benefit eligibility.

The change was sparked by the Fitness and Wellness Program’s program review process. Through the year-long exercise of thinking comprehensively about the program’s offerings, the faculty and staff decided the benefits of physical wellness for the LCC community outweighed the cost of operating the centers for free.

Visit lcc.edu/pfw for more information and hours of operation.

In Gratitude: A round of Applause! for CACP’s Terrance Jones

This week, a round of Applause! for Terrance Jones of the Center for Academic & Career Pathways.

“A student told me Terrance provided excellent service to him,” wrote Sandy Leong in the award. “The student had a series of activities/steps to complete between LCC and Capital Area Michigan Works! to be able to register for fall. Terrance helped efficiently and well to support the student’s progress along this path in a more timely manner.”

This regular “In Gratitude” column features the good work you and your colleagues do around the college. It’s powered by Applause! Awards, an LCC-wide program designed to recognize you for providing excellent customer service.

Know someone who deserves to be featured here? All awards are given by employees, to employees, and everyone is eligible. Visit lcc.edu/experience to learn more and nominate a colleague.

Attach your 2017-18 parking permit to your windshield by Monday, Aug. 28

Employee parking permits were mailed Friday, Aug. 18, and you should have received yours in the mail this week. Please remove your 2016-17 parking permit and attach your new permit to the lower, driver-side corner of your windshield by Monday, Aug. 28.

Parking lot names have changed to a more self-explanatory numbering scheme, but their locations remain the same. Employees need to return to employee parking areas beginning today.

If you did not receive a parking pass, or if you need an extra pass, contact Police and Public Safety at x1800.