The college is hosting a second informational meetings about results of our Higher Education Survey of Employee Engagement (HESEE) this week. We conducted this anonymous survey in March and April 2021. All employees were invited to participate, and 675 of you did. Thank you for your feedback!
HESEE provides the college with scores for 12
different categories, or “constructs,” that drive organizational performance
and engagement. The scores for the constructs are then averaged together to
provide an overall score. A score of 350 or higher is considered the goal, and
scores greater than 400 are indicative of a highly engaged workforce. The
construct scores are also used to steer the college toward areas for further
analysis and concentrated effort. We use the scores, in part, to select and
prioritize the projects that drive our Strategic Plan.
LCC has improved considerably since our first use of this survey, with an
improvement in our overall score from 346 in 2014 to a respectable 382 in 2021.
Our highest scores relate to workplace, supervision and information systems.
Although the college has improved some construct scores to the ideal 400 range,
there is still plenty of work to be done. The construct scores related to pay,
benefits and internal communication have improved considerably since 2014, but
remain our lowest scores and require some additional attention.
Discover all the arts at LCC through a brand
new openlcc site called Arts Connect @ LCC.
This site gathers LCC’s wealth of arts under one roof,
so it’s easy to make connections with performing, visual, media and literary
arts and artists. Entries will be updated regularly and will include programs
and events led by LCC’s arts and humanities programs and other academic departments,
as well as programming with an arts component presented by other college areas,
such as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The site was created through the
Center for Teaching Excellence by Melissa Kaplan, who curates the site,
and Benjamin Garrett, who handles WordPress programming.
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
Our HMSA Employee Assistance Program is
offering a free, on-demand online seminar called “Switch on to Being More
Present.” This seminar will cover how to discover the key to being more present
and actively take the time to digitally disconnect to spend quality time with
those around you. Check out the seminar flyer
to learn more.
This week, we’re applauding employees in the
Student Affairs Division.
“Thank you to all Student Affairs employees for everything you do for
students!” Ronda Miller wrote in the award. “Everyone has been
working so hard through the changing rhythms of the fall semester rush and
hybrid work schedules. I especially want to shout our StarZone staff, who are
out front every day with a positive attitude and willingness to go above and
beyond to help students, both face-to-face and remotely.”
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.
There are many laws and regulations in place
to protect the integrity of a student’s education and also to protect members
of the college community. The college is required, by law, to provide these
messages for your benefit and protection of enrolled students, prospective
students, employees and the public. Please take a few minutes to review the Consumer Information webpage
for important information such as:
Financial Assistance Information
Information for Students with Disabilities
Health and Safety Information
Student Retention Information
Contact List of College Offices You May Find Helpful
Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
The college is required to share this
information as a part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008.
If you need assistance obtaining the information listed or you would like a
paper copy, contact the Office of Compliance at 517-483-5298 or email@example.com.
Be sure to check out the information you need to know!
Join other employees and students at the new
Mindful Mondays series. Take part in a 20-minute virtual meditation with
Amalia Gonzales to reduce stress, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and
Other upcoming events from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and LCC’s
Cultural Awareness Committees include a Wymin’s Collective meeting, an info
session on becoming an Equity Leader for Inclusion, SafeZone training and more.
Learn more and get all
the meeting links online.
An LCC faculty member with
30 years of service was named chief of the East Lansing Fire Department this
week. Dawn Carson teaches in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program. In
her full-time career, Carson has been a member of the East Lansing Fire Department
for the past 27 years, advancing to the rank of deputy chief.
In June 2021, Deputy Chief Carson was promoted to Interim Fire Chief following
the retirement of then-Chief Randy Talifarro. Effective Sept. 20, the interim
title was removed, and Chief Carson now leads the second largest fire
department within the mid-Michigan region. She is the department’s first female
In addition to her earned degrees, Chief Carson completed her EMT education in
1989, paramedic in 1994, and EMS instructor/coordinator in 1996. She is also a
graduate of LCC’s Fire Academy. She has maintained State of Michigan paramedic
and instructor/coordinator licensure since completing this education. She has
had a tremendous influence on fellow LCC faculty members and countless students
throughout her EMS Program teaching career.
The East Lansing and MSU communities are fortunate to have Chief Carson leading
their fire department.