Monthly Archives: December 2017

OER award applications due Jan. 8

There’s still time to submit your applications for the pilot open educational resources award program!

For spring 2019 implementation, applications will be accepted until Jan. 8, 2018. Award options include:

  • Category 1 – Adoption of Existing OER
  • Category 2 – Revise/Remix/Creation of Supplementary Materials
  • Category 3 – Creation and Development of New OER materials

Please consider applying for any of the above categories, especially if you are teaching a high-enrollment course. More information about the OER Award and applications can be found at http://libguides.lcc.edu/oer/award.

If you have any questions, please contact OER project manager Regina Gong at gongr1@lcc.edu or x1663.

Early timesheet alert – Christmas/New Year holidays 2017

Due to the shortened timeframe for processing Jan. 5 pay, Payroll has had to make the following changes to the normal processing schedule.

Hours submitted for the Pay Period of Dec. 17-30, 2017, for the pay date of Jan. 5, 2018 (BW01):

  • Timesheets are due 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19 with PROJECTED HOURS for Dec. 20-30, 2017.
  • Please note timesheet entry capability will not be available after 4 p.m. It is important that all employees and timekeepers have time entered.
  • Timesheet approvals need to be completed by 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.
  • Timesheet adjustments are due no later than 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

Please follow the online directions on how to enter the holiday and closed campus days on your timesheet.

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

Join us Jan. 18, 2018, for C3R summit

All LCC employees and students are invited to the Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R) January 2018 Summit.

Be involved as we work together to define college and career readiness by aligning P20 outcomes, increasing academic success for students, and reducing the number of high school students in the tri-county area requiring developmental coursework.

During the January 2018 Summit, we will review the executive summary of “The State of C3R.” This report will give an overview of all of the projects and activities initiated through action team collaborations and summit dialogue.

The evening will culminate with a conversation focused on developing, building and enhancing mutually beneficial relationships between PK-12, secondary and postsecondary education; business and industry; workforce development; and community partners.

The event will be held 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at West Campus. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please register in advance.

Nominate a colleague for 2018 Awards Showcase

These exciting new awards are designed to honor the hard work, innovation and dedication of you and your peers.

One person will be honored in each of these categories:

  • President’s Award (Outstanding Achievement Award)
  • Provost’s Award (Teaching Faculty of the Year)
  • Provost’s Award (Academic Professional of the Year)  *NEW*
  • Galaxy Award (Administrator of the Year)
  • Aurora Award (Diversity Excellence Award)
  • Superstar Award (Public Safety or Facilities Employee of the Year)
  • Eclipse Award (Safety Award)
  • Shining Star Award (Support Person of the Year)
  • Rock Star Award (Student Employee of the Year)
  • Rising Star Award (New Employee of the Year)
  • Giving Star Award (Philanthropic Award)

Know someone who deserves to be recognized? Nominations are open until March 12, 2018! The awards ceremony and luncheon will take place April 20, 2018, to thank the winning faculty and staff. Supervisors, Executive Leadership Team members and those who nominated will also be invited and encouraged to attend.

The awards are organized by the Experience #Starpower team, dedicated to creating an enjoyable and rewarding work atmosphere for all LCC employees.

For more information and to nominate a candidate, visit lcc.edu/experience/showcase.

Employees donate nearly $10,000 to United Way

Thank you to the 49 employees who committed $9,858 to the United Way 2017 campaign. Your contributions are sincerely appreciated and will be invested in strategies to solve the underlying causes of problems in our community.

If you’re still interested in making a holiday donation, you have several opportunities.

LCC Foundation
Please support the “Heroes Needed” scholarship campaign. Be a hero for an LCC student who relies on your gift to pursue their dream and contribute to our community’s economy and workforce. With your support, we can make access to education possible for everyone. You can even designate your gift to a scholarship or program fund of your choice.

It’s easy and convenient to establish a payroll deduction or recurring credit card gift. Be a hero during this holiday season by giving the gift of education!

Food drive
ITS is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Stars Helping Stars Food Pantry, First Presbyterian Church on W. Ottawa Street in Lansing and the Letts Community Center on Kalamazoo Street in Lansing.

Nonperishable food and monetary donations can be dropped off in TLC 102, inside the TLC 100 computer lab. The drive ends Dec. 18. Contact Brenda Young at x9743 or Katie Chiappelli at x9742 with questions.

Pajama Program
In coordination with the Pajama Program, LCC’s chapter of the student honor society Phi Theta Kappa is sponsoring a pajama and book drive for kids. Donate new pajamas in any size and new children’s books in the Student Life Office, located in Gannon Building 2202, or in the Cesar Chavez Center, located in Gannon Building 3217. The drive ends Dec. 16.

In gratitude: A round of Applause! for success coach Chelsea Vann

This week, a round of Applause! for success coach Chelsea Vann.

“Since the beginning of Academic Success Coaching Team was formed this year, Chelsea Vann (formally known as Phany Sarann) has been instrumental in reaching out and engaging students who speak English as a second language and students who have disabilities,” an anonymous person wrote in the award. “Chelsea has demonstrated her passion for student support by going above and beyond to help students who are new to the college. Recently Chelsea helped a new ESL student with disability secure a student employee position by contacting different parties on campus and advocating for the student. Through her work, Chelsea has showed students that LCC CARES about them.”

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.

Office of Retirement Services – Small Steps campaign 2017

In an effort to encourage employees to save more for retirement, the Office of Retirement Services (ORS) and VOYA will launch the annual Small Steps campaign at the end of this year.

Active employees who participate in Pension Plus Plan, the Defined Contribution (DC), and/or the Personal Healthcare Fund (PHF) and are not contributing at least 10 percent to the State of Michigan 457 Plan will receive communications from Voya Financial® regarding his/her contribution rate. Contribution rates will be increased by 1 percent with the first available pay in January 2018.

  • Eligible employees received a mailer in November from the Office of Retirement Services and VOYA. Included in the mailer will be directions on how to use the online tool to opt out of the Small Steps campaign increase. Note: If you do not want the increased rate, you must take the steps to opt out.
  • This campaign will not affect Defined Benefit (DB) members, MIP DC Converted, or Basic DC Converted with Premium Subsidy healthcare.

Please note this is an ORS initiative, not an LCC initiative. If you have questions related to the campaign, please contact Voya’s Plan Information line at 800-748-6128.

Early timesheet alert – Christmas/New Year holidays 2017

Due to the shortened timeframe for processing the Dec. 22 pay, Payroll has had to make the following changes to the normal processing schedule.

Hours submitted for the pay period of Dec. 3-16, 2017, for the pay date of Dec. 22, 2017 (BW26):

  • Timesheets are due 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, with PROJECTED HOURS for Thursday, Dec. 14; Friday, Dec. 15; and Saturday, Dec. 16.
  • Please note timesheet entry capability will not be available after 10 a.m. It is important all employees and timekeepers have time entered.
  • Timesheet approvals need to be completed by 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.
  • Timesheet adjustments are due no later than 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15.

Hours submitted for the pay period of Dec. 17-30, 2017, for the pay date of Jan. 5, 2018 (BW01):

  • Timesheets are due 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, with PROJECTED HOURS for Dec. 20-30.
  • Please note timesheet entry capability will not be available after 4 p.m. It is important all employees and timekeepers have time entered.
  • Timesheet approvals need to be completed by 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.
  • Timesheet adjustments are due no later than 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

Please go to lcc.edu/hr/holiday_time_entry for directions on how to enter the holiday and closed campus days on your timesheet.

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

Campus invited to spring semester ‘charge-up’ celebration Jan. 4

All college employees are invited and encouraged to attend a celebration event Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at West Campus. The festivities will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the main hallway of West Campus and will include remarks from President Knight, “Lab and Learn” sessions, academic updates by the provost, and of course good food and fellowship as we “charge up” for spring semester! This collegewide event is being held in conjunction with the Jan. 4 faculty professional activity day.

We encourage you to wear comfortable shoes, as West Campus is large and activities will be spread throughout the building. Registration will be available using StarCard readers during the “Lab and Learn” sessions – receive a gift upon registration! Please bring your StarCard with you to West Campus.

Transportation will be available to and from the Downtown Campus. A LCC bus is scheduled to leave the Downtown Campus at 8:15 a.m. and will be located at the CATA bus stop on Shiawassee and Washington. The bus seats 44 people and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus will return to the Downtown Campus after lunch at about 12:45 p.m.

We hope to see you at West Campus on Jan. 4. You won’t want to miss it!