This week, we’re applauding
Academic Advisor Lisa Alexander.
“I had a student who attended orientation and was upset about her
placement levels. She did not want to register for the courses
recommended,” Angela Hook wrote in the award. “Lisa effectively
talked with the student, gave her several options, and encouraged the student
with positive feedback. Because of Lisa’s interaction with the student, she
decided to retake her placement test and register for class.”
This regular “Applause!” 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.
Press clips from the week include:
Do you have a topic you are
interested in presenting to your colleagues?
The Center for Teaching Excellence is currently preparing its workshop calendar
for fall semester 2019. We encourage you to submit your workshop ideas on a
variety of topics, such as teaching and learning strategies, instructional
technology, and best practices. To submit your proposal, please complete the Workshop Proposal Form.
Proposals are due by 5
p.m. Friday, July 26.
If you have any questions, please contact Annescia Dillard in the CTE at
As you might know, President Brent Knight lost
his mother in April. To honor her memory, the president agreed to have a
scholarship created in her name. The scholarship will be awarded for the spring
2020 semester to a student who has lost their parents or experienced foster
Esther Knight was born in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1914. She began her education
at a one-room school near the family farm in rural Bay County. An orphan at age
11, she graduated from Bay City Central High School at age 16. She
graduated from Central Michigan University and then taught elementary
school in Essexville for 27 years, retiring in 1981. She had many visits to LCC
and loved to walk through campus, seeing the students and talking with everyone
Employees interested in contributing to this scholarship are welcome to donate online anytime through the fall semester.
Students and instructors
now have easier access to eLearning services and D2L help on the first floor of
the TLC building, in suite 123. Open workspaces and offices are now available
for recording, accessibility work, D2L help and much more for
students and instructors. Come visit us in our new space for all your D2L
Due to the shortened timeframe for processing
the July 5 pay, Payroll has had to make the following changes to the normal
Hours submitted for the Pay Period of June 16-29, 2019, for the pay date of
July 5, 2019 (BW14):
- Timesheets are due 10 a.m. today, June 27, with PROJECTED HOURS for June 28 and June 29, 2019.
- 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 9 a.m. Friday, June 28.
- Timesheet adjustments are due no later than 10 a.m. Monday, July 1.
Questions can be directed to our Payroll Department
Beginning July 1, 2019, students signing up
for certain certificate programs will have to read information about program
cost and program length prior
to signing up for classes. This is a U.S. Department of
Education requirement for students enrolled in “Gainful Employment”
Releasing the hold is simple, and students can do it themselves on Banner
Self-Service. However, if you work with any students who are confused about
this process or otherwise run into problems, please walk them through the process
using this guidance.
Alternately, you can direct them to the StarZone or have them call
517-483-1200, option 2.
LCC will be closed Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, in honor of the Independence Day holiday. Enjoy the long weekend with your family and friends!
Knight has authorized the closing of all college campuses, with the exception
of the Aviation Maintenance program at Mason Jewett Field, on Friday, July 5.
Coupled with the July 4 holiday, this will allow most employees to enjoy an
extended holiday weekend.
Please note: Staff who provide essential services will still need to report to
work. If you have any questions regarding your work schedule for July 5, please
consult your supervisor.
Faculty members: As we continue through the
summer semester and you prepare for fall, please remember two processes related
to recording students’ last date of participation in D2L.
- Last date of participation recorded in D2L: Automatic reports from D2L that will help the Registrar’s Office determine the last date of participation for students are up and running. While Academic Affairs hopes in the future to be able to provide faculty with two options for associating the last date of participation with a grade, they request all faculty continue to put dates in the D2L gradebook during the summer and fall 2019 semesters.
- 0.0 grades and last date of participation: When a student receives a 0.0 – whether because they stopped attending class or because they attempted but did not grasp the material – the college has to be able to prove the last date of participation to auditors and the U.S. Department of Education. The Registrar’s Office and Financial Aid, with input from the Academic Senate, determined that a 0.0 recorded in the D2L gradebook will be considered the last date of participation.
The Academic Senate provided input on how best
to achieve the ends of these processes earlier in the spring semester. Using
that input, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Sally Welch provided
this guidance during the April 26 senate meeting and it was published in The
Star the next week.
LCC offers an array of benefits to
non-student employees. Understanding those benefits can be confusing and
daunting. Each week, Human Resources hopes to explain and demystify the many
facets of our LCC benefits.
Make sure to schedule your annual eye exam!
In addition to detecting and treating vision issues, an annual eye exam helps
monitor cardiovascular health. Your eye doctor will check the blood vessels in
the retinas of your eyes during an exam, which allows them to detect high blood
pressure or hypertension. Hypertension has been called the “silent disease”
because people with it often do not exhibit symptoms. Early detection is key
with hypertension because it can negatively affect vital parts of the body over
time, such as the arteries, heart, brain and kidneys.
If you are currently enrolled in LCC’s EyeMed vision insurance, you can
schedule an exam every 12 months. When you schedule with an in-network
provider, it will only cost a $6 copay for the exam. Visit EyeMed’s website to
utilize their Provider Locator to find an in-network provider near you.
Check out this article by EyeMed for more information about the
importance of eye exams to your cardiovascular health.
Please contact Mara Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.