Happening in the CTE

Send a colleague an Applegram!
An Applegram is a note of appreciation and recognition, a way to say “thanks.” It’s a kind of telegram an individual can send to a fellow employee who they would like to recognize. It might also be sent to compliment teaching methods, enthusiasm, preparation, classroom interaction, special help, etc. To send an applegram, visit the CTE website. Complete and submit the form and the CTE will handle the rest!

CTE new faculty orientation will be held Jan. 8 and 11
All new faculty are encouraged to attend faculty orientation at the Center for Teaching Excellence. The goals of the sessions are to create a welcoming transition for new instructors and connect them to LCC resources and services. In addition to meeting new faculty, orientation will address:

  • LCC systems that impact faculty, such as myLCC, Office 365 and Banner Web Self-Service.
  • Various resources and services available through the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), Media Services, Police and Public Safety, etc.
  • College policies, such as the Enrollment Verification Policy, “W” (Withdraw) grades, etc.
  • Information on professional development opportunities, such as the CTE’s 12-week course, “Transforming Learning through Teaching,” and the “LCC/CTE Teaching Online Certification” course.

Participants will finish with many of their questions answered and receive “The CTE’s Faculty Guide to Resources and Services,” a “Checklist for New Faculty,” and a “Quick Reference Sheet” to help address future questions and more!

Spring orientations offered:

  • 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, TLC 326
  • 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, Jan. 11, TLC 326

An online version is also available via Desire2Learn. To sign up, visit lcc.edu/cte/workshops/orientation.aspx.

Take advantage of LinkedIn Learning training site
The CTE is offering employees access to LinkedIn Learning. 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 www.linkedin.com/learning 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 12 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 (cottrel@star.lcc.edu) in the CTE by Jan. 4. Include your full name, your username (TUID) and your division in the request.

CTE closing at 4 p.m. today
The CTE will have limited hours this week: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, for Professional Activity Days, and closed Friday, Dec. 21 due to staff scheduling