The Center for Teaching
Excellence is preparing its workshop calendar for the fall semester. We
encourage you to submit your Workshop Proposal Form on a variety of topics,
such as teaching and learning strategies, instructional technology, and
innovative trends. Session formats may include face-to-face (with limited
numbers of participants), as well as online.
Proposals are due by
Friday, July 17. If you have any questions, please contact the
CTE at 517-483-1680.
hours for the date of July 3 will auto load on timesheets for the following
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: 8 hours will default on the timesheet for the holiday. Please disregard the “-8”populated in the default hours of timesheet. This will not affect your total hours reported.
FT Physical Plant: 8 hours will default on the timesheet for the holiday. Please disregard the “-8”populated in the default hours of timesheet. This will not affect your total hours reported.
groups not listed above may record leave time (i.e. PTO, Vacation, 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.
Spread the word! The Office
of Diversity and Inclusion invites area incoming 11th and 12th graders to
participate in Summer Impact 2020 – a High School Summer Bridge Program.
This virtual program is intended particularly for students from under-served
communities, including African American, Latino, Native American, foster
system, immigrant and refugee, LGBTQ+, and first-generation college students.
The Impact Program aims to help students build a bridge between what they are
learning in high school and future high school, college and/or employment
No matter how short or long your time at LCC has been, we’re hoping you’ll reach into your memory banks and share with us what you know about the image below. Any bit of information about the image is helpful, including the location, the event, a person or a random story related to it.
Send information, including the image number, to Linnea Knapp, Records Information Specialist, LCC-RIM@lcc.edu, and perhaps you can help solve a mystery. Learn more about the LCC Archives.
IMG #007 – Student and staff at all-campus advising days
The Fourth of July is a wonderful time of
celebration for our country. It is safest to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks at
public displays conducted by professionals. However, many public offerings this
year are cancelled due to COVID-19. Therefore, more people will be celebrating
with fireworks at home, which increases the risk for injury and fires.
If you plan to use
fireworks at home this year, please keep these important safety tips in mind:
Sparklers are very dangerous! They can cause serious burns, reaching average temperatures around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Sparklers are easily dropped on bare feet and ignite clothing quickly. Try safer alternatives like glow sticks, confetti poppers or colored streamers.
Fireworks should not be handled by young children and should be handled by older children only under adult supervision.
Only use fireworks at a safe distance from people, houses and flammable materials.
Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear.
Never ignite devices in a container or hold ignited fireworks in your hands.
Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire.
Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.
Please check out these tips and more information
about fireworks safety and statistics from the National Safety
Council. Also check out the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission’s Fireworks Information Center for further
fireworks safety and injury statistics, including official annual reports.
This week, we’re applauding
Human Resources’ Patrick Harrison.
“As we continue to work in our remote environment, I find myself very
grateful for the work that Patrick Harrison has been focused on for Human
Resources,” Stephanie Boledovich wrote in the award. “Patrick
has assisted HR in many ways, from sharing useful tips and tricks to make daily
tasks easier to using his talents to build and deliver solutions that have been
instrumental in our success working remotely. He has truly listened to business
needs, learned multiple new applications, and implemented systemic solutions
that have improved our efficiencies and helped to create a smooth transition to
Applause also goes to Human Resources’ Jessica Villarreal.
“As we continue to adapt to change, I would like to recognize Jessica Villarreal
for everything that she does for the Human Resources office,” Boledovich
wrote in the award. “When the going gets tough, Jessica asks, ‘How can I
help?’ Jessica has gracefully taken on new tasks in addition to adjusting to
the remote environment. She is insightful, knowledgeable and
compassionate. These traits are the foundation to delivering courteous and
exemplary customer support to LCC faculty and staff. Her knowledge and ability
to take on new challenges are key contributors to our continuous improvement.”
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.
Prism hosted two events this month to
celebrate Pride, a Netflix Watch Party and a virtual discussion. You can watch
the recording of the one-hour discussion about what
it’s like to come out and be out.
Even if you missed these activities, you can still participate in
the month-long activity to “Show us Your Pride” by visiting the Pride at LCC webpage and filling out the form on
the bottom right corner.
Thanks to everyone who has participated in celebrating Pride at LCC!
On Friday, June 26, the existing employee
directory will be replaced with a modern, secure system.
You will notice several improvements in this new directory, including:
Password is required. You must be logged into the myLCC portal or Self-Service to view the directory. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to do so. Employees and students will have access to use this directory.
More intuitive interface. There is a “Last Name” and “First Name” field in your search criteria. You can also use a “wild card” if you are not sure of spelling. More details can be found in the instructional text at the top of the directory search page.
Full work mailing address will display. The directory provides building name, delivery location, city, state and ZIP code. Work phone number and work email address are also displayed.
Please remember this directory will display your primary office location for mail delivery. Your actual office or cubical number is not displayed in this directory. If you find your work contact information needs to be updated, please submit an Employee Directory Changes 5Star service request.
This new directory is part of the Banner Self-Service platform. This implementation positions us to take advantage of future enhancements to the Self-Service platform and ensures security standards are met. The previous college directory was a custom application, built decades ago. The application did not keep up with modern technology and contained critical security vulnerabilities. Furthermore, recent phishing attacks on LCC have indicated criminals are using it to conduct reconnaissance on employees. Criminals scan our college directory for names, positions and email addresses to target their phish email attacks. The Michigan State Police Cyber Command Center recommends we limit our employee information on public websites as a protection against phish targeting.
The new directory solves these security weaknesses by requiring users to sign into Banner. That means only those who are connected with the college and have an LCC account will be able to access the directory.