Experience #Starpower and Human Resources’
Organizational Development have teamed up to offer a series of health-focused
presentations in December.
Each week’s presentation will be different. The goal of these short, 30-minute
discussions is to offer information and support to all employees on a variety
of topics. There will even be Q&A time so you can ask specific questions of
our subject-matter experts.
Mindfulness at Work
Presented by Mari Croze
3-3:30 p.m. Dec. 9
9-9:30 a.m. Dec. 10
12:30-1 p.m. Dec. 11
What You Need to Know About FMLA and ADA
Presented by Mary Stroebel
10-10:30 a.m. Dec. 14
3-3:30 p.m. Dec. 15
1-1:30 p.m. Dec. 17
Register for these sessions via the TMS. You
will receive a confirmation and invitation to attend the Webex meeting shortly
before your session begins.
LCC is hosting an
informational session for the new Women Inspiring Scholarship through
Empowerment (WISE) group. The meeting will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2.
The group seeks to inspire, support and empower women by offering
educational opportunities for development of knowledge and leadership skills,
building of professional and personal connections, promoting the presence of
professional women, and fostering mentoring relationships.
Other upcoming events from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and LCC’s
Cultural Awareness Committees include Beyond the Book Circle Discussions and
Soul Food Fridays. Get the meeting links
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.
In this pre-Thanksgiving
edition of Weekly Webex, event technology specialist Patrick Butcher explains
What is a Webex
A Webex Meeting is a video conference where all participants have the ability
to turn on their camera and microphone, and to share content. Meetings also
include the ability to create polls and use breakout rooms. Other types of Webex
video conferences are Webex Events, which support large-scale sessions, and
Webex Trainings, which are designed for highly interactive sessions.
How do you schedule a
There are a few options, depending on which interface of Webex you are using.
1. Using the lccedu.webex.com
Once connected to your control hub dashboard, you will be presented with a page
that looks like the screenshot below. To open the meeting scheduler, click the
grey Schedule button.
Alternatively, clicking the Meetings tab on the left side will take you to the
meetings page. The meetings page will show upcoming Webex meetings you are
hosting or have been invited to. The schedule button on the Meetings page will
take you to the same scheduler as the one on your Webex dashboard.
Webex has published a video that covers some of this, but it’s almost a year
old and the information is incomplete. Your meeting scheduler will look
different from the one in this Webex YouTube video.
Newer features not covered in the video include cohost options, automatic
recording, enabling breakout sessions as well as being able to require attendee
registration. This is a brief video that talks about Breakout Rooms.
2. Using the Cisco
Webex Meetings desktop application and productivity tools
Many LCC employees already have this software installed on their computer. If
you do not yet have the desktop application, you can download it from the LCC Webex portal. You might also need to download
and install the Cisco Webex Productivity Tools plugin, available on the
Schedule a meeting
with the Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop app
Click the Schedule button, this will by default open a new calendar invite.
Schedule a meeting
Click the Schedule Meeting button. Outlook will open a new calendar invite to
Clicking the Meet Now button will start a meeting in your personal room.
Both of these methods will enable you to use your Outlook scheduling assistant
to figure out when individuals are available.
Important: If you schedule a meeting using Outlook, you can only edit the
meeting in Outlook. The meeting will appear in your Meetings list on your Webex
site, but you will not be able to change any details of the meeting.
For more information on these features and more, visit the Webex Help Center. Webex also has a YouTube Channel with interesting content that may
be useful to you.
This week, we’re applauding
the team who helped Laura Cottrell when she had problems with her computer.
First up, Izaak Uptegraft of the Help Desk.
“My laptop was invaded by a virus. After getting it back from the PC
Techs, I called the Help Desk for assistance in getting my laptop up to
speed,” Laura wrote in the award. “Izaak answered my call for
help. The information he provided got me back to work in an efficient and
timely manner. Thank you, Izaak, for your patience and knowledge. You really
made my day!”
Applause also goes to Chris Arseneau of Network and Telecom.
“My IP Communicator needed to be reloaded onto my laptop after having it
scrubbed for viruses,” Laura wrote. “Chris was instrumental in
getting this done in a timely manner. Thanks, Chris, for taking the time to get
my phone installed and working properly. I really appreciate the knowledge and
patience you provided in my hour of need.”
Finally, applause goes to PC Techs Justin Coakley and Harris
“My laptop was targeted again by viruses/malware. PC Techs Justin
Coakley and Harris Priller came to my rescue,” Laura
wrote. “This was a very bad time for my laptop to get sick. However,
they scrubbed it and got it back to me in perfect condition. Their knowledge and
patience allowed me to get back to work when time was at a premium. Thanks,
guys – I owe you chocolate!
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.
LCC now has an automated system to allow
students to choose their preferred name in many forward-facing systems the
college uses. The preferred name will appear in D2L for classwork as well as in
the customer relationship management system (CRM) used by many support areas to
manage student contacts. ITS Director of Enterprise Systems Bill Garlick
provided these updates at the Academic Senate’s Nov. 20 meeting. The preferred
name and pronoun project began with a suggestion in Academic Senate.
Interested students should fill out the “Preferred Name Change Form,” located on the
Registrar’s website. Please note: Banner records will not display the change at
this time because many records in Banner are required to use legal names. We
plan, in the future, to be able to display the preferred name in Banner wherever
a legal name is not absolutely required. Only one preferred name form can be
submitted per semester, and the college reserves the right to deny preferred
names for reasons including but not limited to those that are inappropriate or
During the meeting, Senator Vernon Mesler provided his colleagues with an
update on how the Welding Program has adapted to COVID-19 and hybrid learning.
Like many Technical Careers and HHS programs, Welding has offered some
face-to-face instruction since the summer. However, Mesler said the program has
also gotten creative in developing videos to teach students hands-on skills
through demonstration. While it has been a steep learning curve, Mesler said
the videos have been going well and the program plans to continue using them to
supplement learning even once regular face-to-face instruction safely resumes.
The Senate also reviewed a draft application for faculty, staff and
administrators interested in serving on the college’s Achieving the Dream
steering committee. The Senate recommended in October that the college engage
in the national student success network, and LCC is now beginning to build an
overarching steering committee to keep track of the progress of work groups
around the college. Senators recommended recruiting faculty and staff
representatives from a diverse range of disciplines and areas of the college,
developing a broad communication that explains Achieving the Dream and its
components in detail, and addressing the need to manage full-time faculty
workload and compensate part-time faculty participation. More information about
the application will be coming soon.
Senators discussed the appropriateness of the Curriculum Committee’s
involvement in ensuring different sections of the same course are grading using
similar assessments. Most agreed that decisions about assessment needed to be
left to programs, and that the level of uniformity needed between sections
could vary based on discipline.
Finally, Senators approved the Curriculum Committee’s recommendations:
Course revisions to DANC 100: Intro to Dance Technique, LEGL 210: Litigation Procedures, THEA 141: Acting I-Contemporary, THEA 143: Stage Voice for the Actor, THEA 173: Movement for the Actor, THEA 210: Theatre History, THEA 233: Studio Theatre Performance III, and THEA 240: Acting-Shakespeare
Expedited course revisions to THEA 110: Introduction to Theatre, ANTH 270: Cultural Anthropology, ANTH 271: Medical Anthropology, ANTH 275: Physical Anthro & Archaeology, BUSN 118: Introduction to Business, INSU 110: Personal Insurance, INSU 175: Intro to Financial Advising, INSU 250: Claims and Underwriting, INSU 285: Insurance Agency Operations, and SIGN 161: American Sign Language I
A revised course revision to MATH 105: Mathematical Literacy
These recommendations now go to the provost for
The Academic Senate will next meet 9-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4. All employees are
welcome to attend or to make public comment. A Webex link for the meeting will
be sent in the operations email on Monday, Nov. 30.
As the holiday season approaches,
many of us are seeking meaningful ways to give back to our campus and
community. Below are three opportunities to do so.
At LCC, our students drive everything we do.
Students inspire and motivate us, and they need our help. Your generosity
powers LCC Cares to help students in need. In 2020, LCC
Cares provided more than $25,000 in immediate support to students in need.
Every $10 you donate purchases a meal for a student. Every $50 helps pay for
utilities that will be shut off, or textbooks that would otherwise be out of
reach. Donate by payroll deduction or credit card today.
Donate. Educate. Elevate.
Our annual Capital Area United Way workplace
campaign begins today, Nov. 25, and ends Dec. 11. LCC is pleased to partner
with United Way to support the Lansing community in need. You can donate via
the LCC employee online giving page.
Your payroll deduction will occur January through December 2021 unless the
open-ended giving option is selected. If you select the open-ended giving
option, your gift will automatically renew each year until you change it.
For questions, or to request an electronic pledge form, contact Nikki Cogswell
in Human Resources at 517-483-1869 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Merry Donn at United
Way at 517-203-5018 or email@example.com.
American Red Cross
From disasters, heroes emerge. With generosity
and compassion, they offer a helping hand in times of crisis. By choosing to
support the American Red Cross, you become a hero to those in need.
LCC has a long tradition of supporting the Red Cross by sponsoring blood drives
on campus. This year, employees can also choose to support the Red Cross
through financial contributions. Although gifts can be made all year on the Red
Cross website, LCC’s Red Cross campaign runs Nov. 25-Dec. 11.
Many of us are facing the
prospect of a virtual Thanksgiving. All employees are encouraged to use their
LCC computer and Webex account to video chat with family and friends.
Information Technology Services and Human Resources have both approved this use
of LCC equipment and technology.
We know a computer screen doesn’t feel the same as an in-person dinner,
but please use your LCC supplies to make the holiday a little bit easier.
As an LCC employee, you have access to
exclusive member offers and insider sales through Dell. Starting Thanksgiving
Day through Cyber Monday, Dell is offering great savings on top computers and
more. Check out our LCC Dell Member Site to shop and take advantage
of these exclusive member savings!
On Thanksgiving, Nov. 26:Hourly doorbusters launch from 1-10 p.m.
On Black Friday, Nov. 27: Hourly doorbusters launch from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
On Cyber Monday, Nov. 30: Standing offers start at 6 a.m.