Monthly Archives: January 2020

Board Chair Lawrence Hidalgo Jr. appoints 15 to presidential screening committee

Fifteen members of the college community will serve on the presidential screening committee, the Board of Trustees announced at its Jan. 27 meeting. They are:

  • Robert Proctor, LCC Board of Trustees, Screening Committee Chair
  • Ryan Buck, LCC Board of Trustees
  • Angela Mathews, LCC Board of Trustees
  • Jane Aldrich, 2016 LCC Distinguished Alumna, past anchor at WLNS-TV
  • Tonya Bailey, LCC Chief Diversity Officer
  • Edee Copeland, CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!)
  • Dawn Cousino, LCC Director of Communication, Media & Arts, President of LCC’s Administrative Association (AFT)
  • Michelle Curtin, LCC Associate Professor of Nursing, President of the Academic Senate
  • Tim Daman, President and CEO of Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Kelly King, Mid-Michigan Executive Director for the American Red Cross
  • Guillermo Lopez, Trustee of Lansing School District
  • Jason Mellema, Superintendent of Ingham Intermediate School District
  • Eva Menefee, Lead Faculty Advisor in the Center for Academic and Career Pathways, President of the Michigan Association for Higher Education (MAHE) at LCC
  • Dakeyia Scott, LCC student, Chair of Student Leadership Coalition, Member of Phi Theta Kappa, member of the LUCERO program and member of the TRiO program
  • Sam Sinicropi, Interim Superintendent for Lansing School District

This screening committee will be responsible for reviewing applications and suggesting three to five presidential candidates to the full Board of Trustees for consideration and interviews.
 
The Board will next meet 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the Administration Building Boardroom. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Nominations for StarTalks 2020 now open

StarTalks is seeking nominations for this year’s event! 

The talks, modeled on the popular TED Talks, are held in May during Professional Activity Days. Each year, three individuals from the college community will be chosen to give a 15-minute StarTalk on a topic of interest. Employees and students are eligible! Get inspired by watching previous StarTalks, including “You’re Perfect Just the Way You Are,” by LCC Counselor Monica Del Castillo, and “Tables and Chairs: The Power of Meaningful Conversations,” by Financial Aid Advisor Andrea Lake. 

StarTalks will be held during the May Professional Activity Days in Dart Auditorium. Each talk will be recorded and shared with the campus community. 

Nominate a candidate or yourself by March 13 and find more information online. If you have questions, contact Leslie Johnson at farrisl@star.lcc.edu

Reminders about Title IX and mandatory reporting

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a portion of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 that protects individuals from sex-based discrimination in education programs or activities that receive federal assistance. Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” 
 
Sexual misconduct has been defined by state and federal law and regulations to generally mean unwelcome conduct, based on sex or gender stereotypes, which is so severe or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with a person’s college employment, academic performance, or participation in college programs or activities, and that creates a working, learning, program or activity environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive.
 
How do I know if I am a mandatory reporter?
All LCC employees, including executives, administrators, faculty and support personnel, are “mandatory reporters.” Mandatory reporters are required to report all alleged sexual misconduct, including retaliation, to a Title IX coordinator. Student employees are not mandatory reporters, but may choose to report alleged sexual misconduct.

Counselors are not mandatory reporters, as the information shared with them is kept confidential. Allegations brought to counselors may be kept confidential and not reported to a Title IX coordinator.

For questions or to file a report, please contact a Title IX Coordinator.

To report a student:
Christine Thompson
Director of Student Compliance
Student Title IX Coordinator
Gannon Building, Room 1210
517-483-9632
thompsc@lcc.edu
 
To report an employee:
Lori Willett
Human Resources Manager
Employee Title IX Coordinator
Administration Building
517-483-1979
loriw@lcc.edu
 
To file an EEO complaint, for harassment based on race, religion, disability, or other non-gender-based issues:
JR Beauboeuf
Director of Risk Management & Equal Opportunity Officer
Washington Court Place, Room 150
517-483-1730
beauboej@lcc.edu

Learn more online. In addition, be sure you have completed the required “One Voice” employee training in the Talent Management System.

What about benefits? BCBS discounted gym membership

LCC offers an array of benefits to employees, but understanding those benefits can be confusing. Each week, Human Resources hopes to explain the many facets of our LCC benefits.

New Year’s resolutions often circle around becoming healthier. What better way to become healthier than getting into an exercising routine?
 
If you are currently enrolled in LCC’s WMHIP medical insurance and looking to join a gym, look no further! You have access to discounted gym memberships through the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Fitness Your Way program.
 
Fitness Your Way offers a gym membership to more than 10,000 national and local participating fitness locations for $29 a month. Your membership also grants you access to 24/7 well-being support, health articles and online health coaching. Check out the Fitness Your Way flyer for more information and how to enroll today.

Please contact Mara Fisher at perrym16@lcc.edu with any questions.

A round of Applause! for Maggie Stumpe and Sarah Spencley

This week, we’re applauding Maggie Stumpe of Administrative Services.

“Maggie has tirelessly worked to ensure all employees and students are prepared for an emergency by helping to print and place hundreds of new Emergency Response Guide posters and address labels in every building for every campus over the past two months,” Carol Wolfinger wrote in the award. “She always asks ‘what can I do to help?’ and has a great positive attitude. She is a pleasure to work with and this task couldn’t have been accomplished so efficiently and effectively without her!”

Applause also goes to Sarah Spencley.

“Sarah contributes greatly behind the scenes to support the college’s mission of ensuring all students successfully complete their educational goals,” Julianna Blain wrote in the award. “Sarah works hard, is always willing to help on projects and provides smooth delivery of services in all her tasks. Sarah has an excellent work ethic and is an amazing coworker! She readily and cheerfully helped me complete a large task when I needed support. I admire Sarah’s positive, problem-solving attitude, and her kindness and consideration of those around her.”

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.

In the news

Press clips for the week include:

Veteran students eligible for more direct credit equivalencies to help them succeed

The Registrar’s office is focused on a project to make sure veteran students have an easier time gaining the college credits that match their experience and expertise.
 
In the past, veteran students could obtain credits for their experience, but credit was granted on a case-by-case basis, and any credit that was directly related to a veteran’s declared program of study required department approval. This led to veterans receiving lots of general credits, which brought them closer to their total credits needed but no closer to fulfilling their specific educational requirements for graduation.
 
Now, LCC is building a master list of all military to direct course equivalencies. Credit will be granted based on a veteran’s Joint Services Transcript, a document approved by the American Council on Education to validate military education and work history. The Registrar’s office is working closely with the academic divisions, the college’s Veterans Services and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) to ensure veterans receive appropriate credits that match their experience while still gaining the LCC education they need for their new civilian career paths.
 
The military to LCC equivalencies are scheduled to be published on the LCC and MVAA websites by April 1, in time for summer and fall registration.

One Book events continue this semester

Capital Area One Book will kick off the spring semester with events at the Downtown and West campuses. The events will continue our community exploration of this year’s book, “There There,” by Tommy Orange. All events are open to employees, students and the community.
 
The Downtown Campus Kick-off will be held 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Gannon Building Highway and Room 2214. The West Campus Kick-off will be held 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Main Atrium. Free copies of the book will be available.
 
The semester will also include a Cocoa and Conversation book discussion event, 3-4 p.m. March 25 in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion. The year will culminate with a visit from author Tommy Orange. He will speak 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 22 in Dart Auditorium.
 
Learn more online.

College launches improved campus address formats

Earlier this week, Human Resources updated all campus addresses to support improvements to external and internal mail delivery process. We worked with partners on campus to collect the most up-to-date mail delivery addresses, as well as office and cubical numbers.
 
All faculty and staff will now have two campus address types:

  • Campus-Mailing Address – This is the address used for internal and external mail delivery. The building and suite listed are designated delivery locations. When providing this address for external mail, please include the street address:

Lansing Community College
Department or Employee Name
Building Name, Delivery Location
Street Address
City, State ZIP

  • Campus-Office Location – This address will display your actual office or cubical number (if you have one; otherwise, it will display the mail delivery address). This address will not be displayed in public directories, but will be used internally by divisions to deliver mail that comes to the main office, as well as by PC Technicians and Public Safety.

The updated addresses can now be viewed in the Employee Dashboard, by taking the following steps:

  1. Log into myLCC
  2. Click on the Work Tab
  3. In the Employment Details section, click on Employee Dashboard
  4. This will your employee information
  5. Click on the My Profile button (located next to your profile picture)
  6. In the Addresses section, review your Campus-Mail Delivery Address and Campus-Office Location Address

If you believe this information is not correct, or has changed, submit a 5Star Service request to request an update.
 
This update was the first step in a journey to improve our ability to streamline and display contact information. It is important we continue to keep this information current, and we ask that you use the service request to notify HR when your campus addresses change. We are working to deliver future improvements to update reports, display the Campus-Mailing Address in directories, and eventually enable you to update your own address in the Employee Dashboard.