Monthly Archives: July 2019

TLC redesign continuing

Work on the redesigned TLC Building is moving forward. When finished, the building will form a centralized space dedicated to student learning and support. At this point, the TLC Design Team, in collaboration with employees from each constituent group, are finalizing the schematic design of the project. Moving forward, the Construction Management Team will be creating a schedule for the major demolition and construction elements of the job. Once the schedule is nailed down, further information will be shared related to how access to services will be impacted.  

What about benefits? Purchasing contacts and glasses online

LCC offers an array of benefits to non-student employees, but understanding them can be confusing. Each week, Human Resources hopes to explain the many facets of our LCC benefits. This week: Did you know you can apply your in-network EyeMed benefits to online purchases of contact lenses and eyewear?
If you are currently enrolled in LCC’s EyeMed vision insurance, you can use your in-network discounts on contact lenses and eyewear from:

You will need a valid prescription from within the past 12 months to purchase through the websites using your EyeMed benefits. Visit EyeMed’s website to utilize their Provider Locator to find an in-network provider near you. When you schedule with an in-network provider, it will only cost a $6 copay for the exam.

Please contact Mara Fisher at with any questions.

A round of Applause! for CACP’s Mike McGinnis

This week, we’re applauding Mike McGinnis of the Center for Academic and Career Pathways.

“Mike played a vital role in onboarding me to my new role,” Amanda Cho wrote in the award. “He coordinated meetings on my first few weeks as a new employee, held plenty of tours for me to gain familiarity with the campus and introduced me to everyone he knew at LCC! Thank you, Mike, for spearheading such a great training experience.”

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.

Next week in the CTE

Introduction to Kahoot! Interactive Quizzes
1:10-3:30 p.m. Monday, July 29
TLC 321

The CTE is also offering multiple orientation times in August for new faculty. 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, the following topics will be addressed:

  • LCC systems that impact faculty, such as myLCC, Office 365 and Banner Web Self-Service.
  • The various resources and services available through the 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.

Time options are:

  • 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13
  • 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 16
  • Online via Desire2Learn

Register or learn more online.

Help our students during Welcome Week!

Give our students a great start to the semester by volunteering your time at the Downtown Campus during Welcome Week, Aug. 22-29. The college is looking for helpful people who can guide new students to their classes as well as help them find a parking spot.
Interested? Here are your next steps:
1. Check the schedule of available time slots at O:\Interdivisional\LCC-Welcome-Week. We’ve removed Fridays from the schedule this year because of low student traffic, so you’ll only see Monday-Thursday times.
2. Check with your supervisor to be sure you can be gone from your regular work station at the times you’ve selected.
3. Email by Friday, Aug. 9, with:

  • Your name
  • Your department
  • Your preferred dates and times
  • Your T-shirt size. Every volunteer will receive one T-shirt per day of volunteering. They’re blue this year, so you don’t need to wear your orange shirts.

Sign up early to get your preferred job and time! Popular assignments fill up quickly.

4. Attend a volunteer training in the Administration Building Boardroom to get yourself orientated to student needs and to wayfinding changes at the college. Available times include:

  • 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13
  • 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15
  • 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20

5. Show up with a smiling face to get our students ready for success this fall!

If you are interested in helping at West Campus, please contact Jennifer Fenning at

Follow along with the action on social media at #LCCWelcomeWeek. And be sure to thank the LCC Foundation and donors for their generous support of Welcome Week festivities!

14th annual DANCE Lansing coming to Summer Stage

Next week, LCC will host four nights of original dances created by dozens of choreographers and performed by nearly 100 dancers. This 14th annual DANCE Lansing is a collaboration between Happendance and LCC Dance with many associate organizations.
The free event will be held 7 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 in the Gannon Commons. It is the final show of Summer Stage Under the Stars 2019, LCC’s annual summer performing arts festival.

Academic Senate approves request to participate in presidential hiring as well as new general education framework

The Academic Senate approved a recommended framework for its participation in the selection of the next president during a special meeting on Friday, July 19. Senate representatives submitted a draft version of this framework to the Board of Trustees at their July 15 special meeting.

In the framework, the senate highlighted the importance of involving faculty, students and administrators throughout the selection process. It states the senate is “uniquely qualified to represent many stakeholders, as its members include faculty (teaching and non-teaching), students and appointed administrators.” They recommended the trustees use a framework that models those advocated by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni and the American Association of University Professors, emphasizing a “collaborative and transparent” process.

Senators also approved a recommendation to the provost to bring together Core and Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements to create consolidated general education, beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. LCC is committed to helping its graduates gain four valuable Essential Learning Outcomes: knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, and integrated and applied learning. To gain these ELOs, depending on their chosen degrees, students will successfully complete either five general education courses or, for certain transfer-oriented majors, around nine or 10 general education courses from the statewide MTA.

To be clear, this change does NOT get rid of Core. Rather, it brings Core and the MTA together in the same collegewide list. Any course currently on Core will automatically be part of the consolidated general education. This change is meant to make general education requirements easier for advisors and students to navigate. Questions? View further FAQs here.

The Senate will next meet 9-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the Administration Building Boardroom. Everyone is welcome to attend.

FY20 Exception Time Reporting guides

(Formerly known as Grant Exception Reporting)
The Payroll Department, along with the Grants Department, is pleased to share the new and improved versions of the Exception Time Reporting documents, located on the Payroll website under the Instruction and Information Guide section. The new versions follow accessibility guidelines and offer a more streamlined approach to the timesheet entry procedure.
Please begin using the new instruction guide and time log immediately, as the changes are effective with the new fiscal year. Exception time includes: Grant-related activities, BCI-contracted trainings, Special Events Internal and Special Events External.

  • Exception Time Reporting Log: A document to certify exception hours worked. Formerly known as a Grant Time Log.
  • Recording Exception Time on Timesheet: A step-by-step instruction guide that explains how to enter exception time on an employee’s timesheet.

Questions can be directed to the Payroll Department at or 517-483-1799 for timesheet-related questions or the Grants Department at or 517-483-1737 for grant-related questions.