Ally is an accessibility tool, integrated into
D2L, designed to improve the usability and accessibility of course content that
is created or uploaded into D2L. Ally as a tool will not change how instructors
currently use D2L for the management of their courses but will aid instructors
in identifying course content that could be improved for accessibility.
Ally will become available in D2L with the release of spring 2020 course
shells, tentatively scheduled for Dec. 19.
The 10th annual Veterans Memorial Induction Ceremony will take place noon Nov. 8 in the Michigan Room. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Housed in the HHS Building, the memorial is an interactive exhibit designed to honor Michigan veterans, especially those from Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.
This year’s inductees are U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Terry L. Dankenbring (Vietnam War), U.S. Army Private First Class Robert J. Fretter (World War II), and U.S. Army Specialist Third Class Robert L. Flory (Korean War). Please join us in honoring their service.
LCC will host two events next week to allow
students to learn about career opportunities in business and cybersecurity.
The Careers in Business event will be held noon-3
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Gannon Commons. Students can network with local
employers, LCC faculty and advisors to learn more about career and transfer
opportunities. All students are welcome, and the event is targeted to those
pursuing degrees in accounting, business, economics, insurance & risk
management, management or marketing.
The Cybersecurity Career Exploration Day will be held
4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at West Campus. Students, parents and community
members are invited to learn about career opportunities in cybersecurity. Local
professionals and LCC faculty will present on the wide variety of career
options and training needed to enter into this growing field. Free dinner,
parking and giveaways are included.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is
looking for employees willing to serve as “Inclusion Advocates.” These
individuals will serve in a formal role on search committees, with specific
responsibilities designed to promote inclusive hiring practices.
At a minimum, and in consultation with the search committee chair, Human
Resources, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, an Inclusion Advocate
Serve on search committees for all full-time positions.
In most cases, be selected from outside the hiring department. A closely related department, even if within the same school or division, is encouraged.
Review and approve recruitment plans and job advertisements prior to the beginning of a search.
Review availability and application pool data and, if necessary, suggest additional recruitment options and/or changes to the recruitment plan and/or search timeline.
Provide a statement reviewing the search process, and assuring full inclusive practices were implemented during the search, and/or acknowledging concerns related to the search prior to the final hire being approved.
We are looking for faculty and staff participants who are deeply committed to equity and diversity on campus, possess good listening skills and empathy, and are eager to promote policies and best practices that retain and recruit the strongest LCC workforce possible.
Interested? Sign up today for the upcoming two-day training session: 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, and 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion.
You must complete both sessions to be eligible to serve. Refreshments are included. At the conclusion of the second session, you can decide whether to have your name included on the list of advocates willing to be invited to serve in this role.
Sign up today by emailing Sydney Glasscoe at email@example.com.
The Board of Trustees on Monday approved $1.45
million to renovate the TLC Building on the Downtown Campus. Trustees approved
initial funding for the construction in 2017, and since then, extensive work
with impacted student service areas and with the contractors found adjustments
were needed to fully serve students.
The TLC renovations have already begun, with the third and fourth floor of the
library closed to patrons through the end of 2019. The entire renovation is
scheduled to be completed in August 2020. Please visit the library’s renovation website for up-to-date
information, and keep an eye on The Star for further information.
In addition to the TLC renovation funding, the trustees also approved:
The 2019 Five-Year Capital Outlay Plan, as required by the state of Michigan, and FY 2021 Capital Outlay Project Request to the state, which focuses on a proposed project to redevelop the vacant property at 505 N. Capitol Ave. into a Cybersecurity Education & Veterans Resource Center
FY 2019 Year-End General Fund Transfers
A revised Drug-Free Workplace policy
The trustees also voted to accept the clean
opinion of the external annual financial audit, conducted by Rehmann Robson
During the meeting, trustees also honored former Provost Elaine Pogoncheff.
They presented her with a resolution thanking her for a long career dedicated
to serving others as a nurse, professor and administrator.
Also this week, the trustees held a special meeting to interview search firms
interested in leading the search for LCC’s next president. Please visit the Board’s presidential search webpage for updates.
The Board will next meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the Administration
Building Boardroom. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Did you know the college
maintains org charts for every division? They are housed on an unlisted
webpage, meaning they aren’t searchable or available through the website
navigation, but you can access them with a direct link.
The org charts provide a great resource to find a colleague who can help in a
particular area of the college. They are updated periodically, so you might not
see recent changes reflected immediately.
Starting Jan. 1, 2020, two plan enhancements
will be added to our LCC WMHIP medical insurance plans. Both plan enhancements
are related to diabetes management and are free and voluntary to those
enrolled in any of the WMHIP plans. The enhancements are summarized below:
Livongo is a personalized experience that helps members understand their blood
sugar, develop healthy lifestyle habits and improve glycemic control. This
enhancement program includes:
A cellular enabled blood glucose meter that provides real-time feedback for glucose readings
Unlimited strips to remove barriers to checking
Health challenges to encourage small wins that make big impacts
24/7 remote monitoring with emergency outreach
1:1 live coaching with Livongo Expert Coaches
Easy-to-share health summary reports for care coordination
Omada is a digital behavior change program that supports people at risk for, or
living with, obesity-related chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and
hypertension. This enhancement programs includes:
A cellular-enabled, weight-monitoring scale
A professional health coach
Weekly lessons with relevant, engaging content
Peer support group
Medication adherence support
Blood glucose and blood sugar tracking
Those enrolled in any of the WMHIP medical
insurance plans will receive more detailed information and communications about
these enhancements in December.
Our annual benefits open enrollment is coming soon! This year, open enrollment
will be Nov. 4-18. Be on the lookout in the coming couple weeks for
communications from HR describing your eligible options and changes you can
make to your current benefits during this open enrollment period. If you have
questions related to your benefits, please reach out to Mara Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org
or to the benefits email at LCC-HR-Benefits@star.lcc.edu.