Monthly Archives: November 2018

Foundation Holiday Open House 2.0 is Dec. 5

Exciting additions have been made to the Foundation’s annual Holiday Open House, held in the Gannon Building Michigan Room from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, . These additions include a cash bar, music, food and a silent auction. You can bid on a 2016 Vespa Primavera 50 4T 4V! Other silent auction items include VIP event tickets for the musical Hamilton in Chicago and the Macy’s parade, a cruise and several sports collectibles. Visit the Holiday Open House website to view silent auction items. All proceeds will support LCC Cares. Our goal is to raise $10,000, representing 1,000 meals for students in need. Please RSVP to or x1986.

In the news

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Upcoming business seminars

Starting a Business
Wednesday, Dec. 5
9-11 a.m., WCP 101

Using Data to Drive Growth
Thursday, Dec. 6
10-11a.m., WCP 101

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at LCC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and LCC. The SBDC provides seminars and confidential consulting for businesses at all stages, from startups in need of financing to established businesses seeking help with growth strategies. All employees are welcome. Please call x1921 with questions.

Next week in the CTE

Intro to Creative Commons Licensing
Tuesday, Dec. 4
10–11:30 a.m., TLC 321

Summer Reflection
Fireside Chat with Martha Madigan

Wednesday, Dec. 5
2– 4 p.m., TLC 326

Make Your Course Material Accessible!
Thursday, Dec. 6
10 a.m.–noon, TLC 321

All faculty are welcome to stop by the Center for Teaching Excellence to receive instructional technology support, exchange ideas with colleagues or simply enjoy a complimentary hot beverage.

Support students at StarScapes showcase Dec. 3-4

Please join us for StarScapes: LCC Student Innovation and Creativity Showcase.

StarScapes is a student showcase of creative, imaginative and interesting work. Students have the opportunity to share research, capstone presentations, honors option projects or other work with the LCC community.

The event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3-4 throughout the Gannon Building. Come and show your support!

Support staff performance reviews are now in the TMS

LCC has made continuous strides to improve the performance review process for all employees. Most recently, the college moved performance reviews for probationary and post-probationary support employees to the Talent Management System (TMS). It is noteworthy that faculty and administrator performance reviews were previously placed in TMS. The online forms are easy to use and have many advantages over the old paper forms, including:

  • No paper to keep track of or pass from person to person.
  • The TMS keeps track of when reviews should be assigned and does so automatically.
  • Once completed, the document is archived where it can be easily reviewed by those with authorization.
  • Reporting allows better tracking of the process.

Support staff performance reviews will automatically assign in accordance with applicable provisions of College Collective Bargaining Agreements and policies. When a task assigns, an email will be sent from indicating that a performance review task has been assigned to complete.

Once logged into the TMS, the task will appear on the Welcome Page, under “My Tasks.”

Please contact:

  • the LCC Help Desk at x5221 regarding technical issues.
  • the Labor Relations and Organizational Development Staff at x1879 regarding TMS process issues.

Discuss your retirement goals with Lincoln Financial Dec. 4

As an employee of Lansing Community College, you can contribute to a 403(b) TDA or 457 retirement plan through payroll deduction which gives you the opportunity to save more for retirement and at the same time, pay less in current taxes. In addition, your contributions accumulate on a tax-deferred basis, with taxes due upon distribution.

Kirsten Burchill, the Lincoln Financial Advisors Retirement Consultant for the Lansing Community College 403(b) TDA plan and the 457 retirement plan, will be on campus 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Admin Building, room 102. If you would like to set up an appointment during the daytime or evening that is more convenient for you, please call Kirsten toll free at 1-888-824-1330.

Take advantage of LinkedIn Learning training site

LinkedIn Learning is a training site that contains a large number of professionally produced instructional videos. Subjects include web design, MS office skills, educational software, coding, business topics, photography and much more. If you are unfamiliar with LinkedIn Learning, go to and hover over the LIBRARY link. Here you can see the topics offered and preview lessons.

The license allows up to 50 users at a time to have complete access to the entire LinkedIn Learning library. Users will have access to LinkedIn Learning in 2019 from Jan. 7-Dec. 31.

The CTE administers access, and it will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Access is granted for a period of twelve months and may be renewed as demand allows. At the end of each access period, all participants are asked to complete a brief survey.

To request access, email Laura Cottrell ( in the CTE by Jan. 4.  Include your full name, your user name (TUID) and your division in the request.