Affordable dental care is available from LCC’s
Dental Hygiene students. No insurance is required, and you get a cleaning,
exam, fluoride and even radiographs, if needed, for $40. The clinic is open 8
a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the HHS Building, room 107.
The same services are only $35 for seniors 60 and older and $25 for students
with ID and children 17 and younger.
As with all LCC services and buildings, a mask must be worn indoors. Please do
not come in if you are ill or experiencing any symptoms, even if you’re
confident it’s not COVID-19.
Learn more, and schedule an appointment by
Accounts Payable is introducing a new process
to submit invoices that do not have an accompanying purchase order. These
invoices were formerly paid with a Check Request Voucher (CRV) form or by the
Direct Pay process. Beginning today, please use the new Direct Pay Dynamic
Form link on the Accounting Services webpage. This form will
collect the same information that was required by the old processes and allow
the invoice and needed back up to be attached to the dynamic form. It will
then be electronically sent to the appropriate supervisor for approval before
moving on to Accounts Payable.
To access the new electronic form, click the orange plus sign next to “Direct
Pay Dynamic Form” on the Accounting Services webpage, then click the
Direct Pay Dynamic Form link. There are instructions on the form to guide you
through completing the information required and uploading the invoice/receipt
attachments. With the new dynamic form process, invoices and supervisor
approvals no longer need to be emailed to FS-Appayable@lcc.edu.
If you have any questions about completing this form, please contact Megan
Garrett or Francis Burch in Accounting for assistance. Accounting will also be
reaching out to departments to guide them through this new process.
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.
LCC is beginning the process of completing its
2022 Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA). The assessment addresses how
Perkins programming and funding will support career and technical education
programs and assist “special populations” students. It must be completed every
two years by colleges that receive funding.
To assist with the effort, the college created a core working group of
representatives from various areas who will compile the information. Depending
on the topic, programs and departments might be called on to provide their
This process is ongoing, beginning this month and running through the end of
The CLNA core working group includes:
Center for Data Science: Dana Cogswell, Co-Chair
Perkins Administrator: Eduardo Suniga, Co-Chair
Arts & Sciences Division: Kent Wieland/Dawn Cousino
Financial Services: Anita Lycos
Health and Human Services Divsion: Elizabeth Burger
Student Support, Special Populations: Felipe Lopez Sustaita
In accordance with legal requirements and
college policies, LCC provides a supportive environment for employees who elect
to express their milk during work hours, and expects that all employees will
assist in providing a positive atmosphere of support for employees who elect to
Milk expression breaks
The college is required to provide a reasonable amount of break time to express
milk as frequently as needed by the nursing mother. The frequency of breaks
needed to express milk as well as the duration of each break will likely
vary. Employees (including student employees) may use their paid breaks
and/or unpaid lunch periods for the purpose of expressing milk.
The college has identified several rooms that can be used for breast milk expression.
These rooms meet statutory requirements and may be used by students and
employees. Room locations follow. If the listed contact is unable to be
reached, call LCC Police and Public Safety at 517-483-1800.
University Center – Room UC 107 (517-483-9770). Contact Patricia Spagnuolo at 517-483-1672
Washington Court Place – Room 112. Contact LCC Police and Public Safety at 517-483-1800
Gannon Building – Room 2132F – Inside Women’s Locker Room. Requires StarCard to access
Health and Human Services – Room 009.1 – Check into Medical Locked Storage (HHS 016)
West Campus: Contact Student Services at
LCC East: Contact Lynda Waldecker at 517-483-1863
Livingston Center, Room B102: Contact Barbara Line at 517-545-3522
It is recommended lactation room accommodations are made prior to maternity
Expressed milk can be stored in college refrigerators or in an employee’s
personal cooler. Employees storing milk should label expressed milk with their
name and date collected. Each employee is responsible for proper storage of her
Contacts For questions related
to room locations or facility issues, contact Administrative Services at
517-483-1808. For questions related to break times, contact
Human Resources’ Lori Willett at 517-483-1979.
This week, we’re
applauding Continuing Education Program Coordinator Carolyn
Dembowski, who works within the Business & Community Institute.
“In my short time at LCC, this instructor made herself consistently available
for one of my students who works with the Center for Student Access,” Larry
Smith wrote in the award. “She provided the student with messages of
encouragement and practice that helped him be successful. I have shared my
experience with the other academic success coaches, and they are aware that
instructor Dembowski will give your student a chance to be successful if they
put in the work. As an academic success coach, assisting students to navigate
their college experience, I say thank you!”
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.
The college is hosting two informational
meetings about results of our Higher Education Survey of Employee Engagement
(HESEE). 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
The meetings will each have a question and answer session and are open to all
employees. They will be offered at two times to accommodate schedules.
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.
Academic senators met in small groups during
their Sept. 10 meeting to brainstorm ways to share information from meetings
with their constituents, and to gather ideas and questions from their
constituents to share back to the full Senate. Many senators expressed their
desire to facilitate more two-way communication with constituents in their
departments and programs in the future.
The Senate also invited LCC Director of Assessment Karen Hicks to speak about
two upcoming options for getting involved in what she called “student learning
research.” She is gathering a group of faculty who are interested in diving
deep into how their students are assessed as part of a yearlong Student
Learning Assessment Design Lab. Additionally, all senators are going to be invited
to participate in a mid-semester course evaluation, similar to the Blue course
evaluations currently filled out by students at the end of each semester. The
mid-semester evaluation will allow faculty to receive prompt feedback and make
any needed adjustments to the class, Hicks said.
Centre of Engaged Inclusion Coordinator Laura Orta also attended the meeting to
explain the work of the Centre. The Centre began in 2013 and is now the premier
place on campus dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive atmosphere,
she said. Employees and students have numerous opportunities to get involved in
trainings and events. Some opportunities will include:
Trainings through the TMS run by a third-party leader in diversity training called EVERFI, including monthly SafeZone trainings
In addition, Center for Teaching Excellence
Director Megan Lin shared some of the lessons LCC employees said they had
learned during the pandemic. Senators and other employees anonymously recorded
their thoughts on a Google Doc that will be preserved.
The Senate will next meet 9-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, via Webex. All employees
are invited to attend. A link to the meeting will be included in the operations
email on Monday, Sept. 20.
Be a mentor for our students! The Cesar Chavez Learning Center is building a community of leaders so we can pair our students with a peer mentor, a college or academic mentor, a professional mentor, and a local or hometown mentor. Check out the information session 2 p.m. today, Sept. 16, online and in the Cesar Chavez Learning Center.
Other upcoming events from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and LCC’s Cultural Awareness Committees include Inclusion Advocates training, Hispanic Heritage Awareness 365 and more. Get the meeting links online.