Stay warm inside LCC’s Gannon Building and watch the Annual Silver Bells in the City parade on the big screen. This year’s event features food trucks, a holiday costume contest, Disney’s Frozen character appearances, face painting by LCC art students, live music by LCC music students and faculty, and other fun activities.
Employees are welcome to bring friends and family. RSVP with your number of guests and view all activities at lcc.edu/silverbells.
Silver Bells in the City Parade Watch Party from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22.
After the parade, the 14th Annual Silver Bells in the City Radio Play will take place at Dart Auditorium. This year, live audience members will enjoy Back to the Present is a quirky holiday-themed parody of Back to the Future written by LCC’s own Daedalian Lowry. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins around 8 p.m.
This week, we’re applauding
several Integrated English and Academic Affairs employees for their help
during the TLC Building construction.
“A big thank you to Tim Kelley and Leslie Johnson for taking the lead and
arranging a temporary space to hold library instruction sessions while the library
classroom is under renovation,” the Library team wrote in the award. “We also
want to give a round of applause to Andrea Hoagland for offering this workable
solution during a time of transition. And an extra special thanks goes out to
Laurie Kinne for making it happen quickly and easily.”
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.
These exciting awards are designed to honor
the hard work, innovation and dedication of you and your peers.
One person will be honored in each of these categories:
President’s Award (Outstanding Achievement Award)
Provost’s Award (Teaching Faculty of the Year)
Provost’s Award (Academic Professional of the Year)
Galaxy Award (Administrator of the Year)
Aurora Award (Diversity Excellence Award)
Superstar Award (Public Safety or Facilities Employee of the Year)
Eclipse Award (Safety Award)
Shining Star Award (Support Person of the Year)
Rock Star Award (Student Employee of the Year)
Rising Star Award (New Employee of the Year)
Giving Star Award (Philanthropic Award)
If you know someone who should be nominated, you
can submit your thoughtful nominations on the Experience #Starpower Awards Showcase webpage. Nominations
are due by Feb. 14, 2020. Look for event details in a spring edition of The
The awards are organized by the Experience #Starpower team, dedicated to
creating an enjoyable and rewarding work atmosphere for all LCC employees.
At its Nov. 22 meeting, the Academic Senate
passed a resolution stating all college employees should respond to emails
within 48 business hours. It further specifies faculty should respond to students
within 48 business hours when contacted by LCC email, D2L email or a
communication method stated on the course section syllabus. The resolution also
states the Senate will collaborate with the college to provide support and/or
education necessary to assist faculty and staff in overcoming any barriers to
achieving the 48-business-hour response time. The resolution now goes to
Provost Sally Welch for consideration and possible drafting into a college
policy or standard operating procedure.
At its last meeting, senators rejected a similar proposal out of concerns about
adjunct faculty not having access to college phones. The resolution passed last
week stripped out language about telephone communications.
Additionally, the Senate approved:
Changes to its bylaws that provide clarity of language and fix a few small membership issues
The formation of a team to review all aspects of representation on the Senate
A Standard Operating Procedure outlining a process for Academic Senate participation in governance, stating the college should formally notify the Senate when it determine changes are needed related to issues of collegewide educational philosophy, academic policies or other such issues, and should collaborate with the Senate in forming appropriate committees or teams to design those changes, and should give the Senate an opportunity to advise once a proposed change has advanced beyond the development stage
A recommendation to the provost to add ENGL 200: Introduction to Literature to the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)
A recommendation to the provost to create a new course, MUSC 109: Studio Class
A recommendation to the provost to revise courses MGMT 329: Advanced Management Communication; ARTS 171: Computer Graphics/Digital Imaging; ARTS 173: Computer Graphics/Web Design; ARTS 179: Interface Design; ARTS 229: Computer Graphics & Advanced Web Design; BUSN 251: Understanding Investments; BIOL 201: Human Anatomy; BIOL 275: Molecular Biology I; and BIOL 276: Molecular Biology II
During the meeting, senators also heard an
update on the role and work of the Academic Success Coaches, presented by
Senator and Academic Success Coach Manager Shalonda James-Garza. Assistant Dean
of Academic Affairs Tracy Labadie also updated senators on changes to the
Program Review process. The changes bring LCC’s review process in line with the
state’s Program Review of Occupational Education (PROE) process that is
required for Perkins-eligible programs, eliminating the need for occupational
and technical programs to conduct two separate reviews. Additionally, the
changes lengthen the timeline for completing Program Review, thereby giving all
programs more time to accomplish the work.
The Senate will next meet 9-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Administration
Building Boardroom. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Community Education and Workforce
Development Divisional Office is temporarily relocating to allow for
renovations. Through Dec. 16, the impacted CEWD staff and operations will be
working out of West Campus, Rooms S150 and S152. All areas and individuals can
be reached using their regular phone numbers and emails.
Holiday hours for Nov. 28-29 will auto load on
timesheets for the following employee groups:
Salaried Administrators: Holiday time will not appear on the timesheet but will auto load during the pay cycle. Please do not enter hours for the holiday.
FT Support: 16 hours will default on the timesheet for the holiday. Please disregard the “-16” populated in the default hours of timesheet. This will not affect your total hours reported.
FT Physical Plant: 16 hours will default on the timesheet for the holiday. Please disregard the “-16” populated in the default hours of timesheet. This will not affect your total hours reported.
Employee groups not listed above may record
leave time (i.e. Holiday Pay, PTO, etc.) if available (see union contract) and
if pay for the holiday is desired. Regular hours should be recorded on
timesheet as “Holiday Worked” only if work was performed on the actual holiday.
For more information, click
Help, located in employee self-service on your timesheet, in
the top right corner.
Questions can be directed to our Payroll Department at FS-Payroll@lcc.edu
The Center for Teaching Excellence is offering
multiple orientation times in January 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 enrollment verification.