Monthly Archives: April 2019

Upcoming business seminars

Using Online Surveys To Understand Your Market
9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2
SBDC Capital Region Office, Washington Court Place

The Small Business Development Center at LCC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and LCC. The SBDC provides seminars and confidential consulting for businesses at all stages. All employees are welcome. Please call x1921 with questions.

Registration now open for summer session of Teaching Online Certification

The Teaching Online Certification is now registering for the summer 2019 session!

Participants can expect to develop an understanding of online tools, gain knowledge of pedagogical approaches, and study student engagement techniques in the online learning environment. Participants will explore existing and evolving technologies, including communication and collaboration applications as well as educational technology systems and trends. This course is intended for those who have an understanding of the current LCC Course Management System.

Please note: Participants can expect to spend an estimated five to eight hours per week on this 10-week online course. While this is an online training, it is not self-paced.

To register for this class, complete the interest form. For additional information, contact Annescia Dillard at x1407.

Commencement to be held May 9 at Breslin Center

LCC’s 2019 commencement ceremony will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. About 500 students will participate this semester. All employees are welcome to attend and support our students. As always, full-time teaching faculty and full-time academic professionals are required to attend.
 
LCC will host numerous other graduations to celebrate our students in the coming month:

  • Corrections Academy Graduation: 2:30-5 p.m. Friday, April 26, West Campus M119-121
  • Radiology Pinning Ceremony: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Gannon Conference Center Michigan Room
  • LCC Police Graduation: 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 3, West Campus M119-122 Hallway
  • Nursing Program Spring Pinning Reception: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for first track and 1-4:30 p.m. for second track on Tuesday, May 7, Gannon Conference Center and Dart Auditorium
  • Early College Convocation: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Gannon Gym
  • LCC Fire Academy Graduation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, West Campus M119-122
  • The Early College End-of-Year Celebration: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Gannon Gym
  • HSDCI Graduation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, HHS Garden Level classrooms

Congratulations, graduates! Thank you to all employees who helped students reach these momentous days.

Everyone invited to end-of-semester Performing Arts events

The Performing Arts Department is busy with spring performances. Join our students for these free upcoming events:

  • LCC Constellations Jazz Combo at International Jazz Day celebration, presented by the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Gregory’s Soul Food, 2510 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lansing.
  • Soundscapes, an eclectic concert featuring the LCC Jazz Band, LCC Rock Band and LCC Concert Choir. 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Dart Auditorium.
  • “Lamp at Midnight,” written by Barrie Stavis and directed by Dr. John Lennox. This play follows Galileo and his fight against the church to maintain his belief in his scientific findings. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, in the Gannon Building Black Box Theatre.
  • Ten-Minute Play Festival, with instructor Paige Tufford. Students enrolled in the Play Directing class each present 10-minute plays. Half will present at 4 p.m. and half at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Gannon Building Black Box Theatre.
  • Photography Program’s Class of 2019 work on display at The Robin Theatre in REO Town. The opening reception will be held 1-6 p.m. Sunday, May 5.
  • Audition Showcase, with instructor John Lepard. This capstone performance features monologues and scenes by students completing their fourth semester in the Studio Theatre Program. 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Gannon Building Black Box Theatre.

Starpower Awards Showcase honors 12 outstanding employees

Thank you, LCC, for another amazing Starpower Awards Showcase!

Collage of photos from the Starpower Awards ceremony, held Friday, April 19, in the Michigan Room.

The event on Friday, April 19, was a wonderful gathering. Thank you to all who took the time to nominate a fellow LCC employee for an award this year. More than 100 attendees were present at the event, including employees from across the college and family members of award winners.

The entire event was recorded and is available online.

Congratulations, once again, to all our winners and nominees. A big thank you to the members of the Experience #Starpower Team: chair Sarah Velez, co-chair Jennifer Fenning, Tonya Causley, Katheryn Chiappelli, Nikki Cogswell, Barb Farr, Marcella Fuhr, Kelly Hekler, Laurie Kinne, Amy Park, David Stowell, Paul Schwartz and Nichole Waters.

Learning Commons reorganization places focus on learning assistants for embedded academic support

The Learning Commons is undergoing a reorganization to improve our embedded academic support for students. As part of this process, effective at the start of the fall 2019 semester, supplemental instruction will transition to a peer tutor mentoring model using learning assistants (student employees). This new model will increase the Learning Commons’ ability to work with faculty to embed the learning assistants in the classroom and better serve more students. Learning assistants will also hold study sessions for students outside of the classroom before or after class, and assist students with access to academic resources and services in the Learning Commons.

Impacted employees have been notified of these changes directly, and all faculty initially received this announcement last week. Incumbent supplemental instruction leaders will be placed in part-time professional tutor or part-time learning assistant positions, consistent with their interests and qualifications. These Learning Commons employees will be available to provide outstanding embedded and traditional academic support for students at all LCC campus locations.

Faculty, please consider this request to contact our Learning Commons team to arrange for a learning assistant for your course section(s), as well as other academic support for the fall semester, at learning-commons@lcc.edu or x1206.

The Learning Commons is seeking student employees to work as learning assistants. If you know of any good candidates, please pass along the job posting!

Professional Activity Days schedule

Faculty Professional Activity Days are May 8, 9 and 10. As part of the MAHE collective bargaining agreement, full-time faculty are required to attend Professional Activity Days. Part-time faculty are not required to attend but are invited to participate if they choose. However, adjunct faculty will not be paid for attendance unless previously assigned by their supervising administrator to specific activities on the agenda.  
 
Please bring your Star Card for check-in and check-out. Following is the tentative agenda:
 
Wednesday, May 8
8:30-9 a.m.                     Check-in: Dart Auditorium
9-10:15 a.m.                   Star Talks and LCC One Book Presentation
                                        (All campus is invited)
10:15-10:30 a.m.            Break
10:30 a.m.-noon            Provost’s Address and Updates
Noon-1 p.m.                    Lunch – Gannon Commons
1-4 p.m.                            Concurrent Sessions (An agenda will be sent out on May 6)
4 p.m.                              Check-out: Arts & Science Lobby
 
Thursday, May 9
8:30-9 a.m.                      Check-in:
                                         Arts & Science Lobby (Downtown Campus)
                                         West Campus Lobby (West Campus)
9 a.m.-noon                    Department and Program Meetings
                                        (Ask your faculty leaders about an agenda and meeting space)
Noon-1 p.m.                    Lunch – Gannon Commons
                                        (All full-time faculty return to Downtown Campus)
1-4 p.m.                           Concurrent Sessions (An agenda will be sent out on May 6)
4 p.m.                               Check-out: Arts & Science Lobby
 
Friday, May 10
10-10:30 a.m.                Check-in:
                                        Arts & Science Lobby (Downtown Campus)
                                        West Campus Lobby (West Campus)
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.          Division, Department and Program Meetings
                                       (Ask your faculty leaders about an agenda and meeting space)
1-2 p.m.                            Lunch is on your own, but may be provided by departments
                                       (Ask your faculty leaders about lunch)
2-5:30 p.m.                     Continue Department and Program Meetings as required to complete and submit assignments to supervising administrator by end of day. ALSO: Accessibility Work Room, Laptop Tune-up, Clean Offices, Publish Your OER, etc. (Details will be sent on May 6)
5:30 p.m.                         Check-out:
                                        Arts & Science Lobby (Downtown Campus)
                                        West Campus Lobby (West Campus)