Online instruction during the regular summer session

Out of concern for the safety of students and faculty, LLCC will offer only online instruction during the regular summer session. We will use Mod 6 (the second half of the summer session) to offer face-to-face lab sections of selected science and other courses. As usual, deans will be in contact with faculty concerning changes to the schedule.

SGA applications due tomorrow by 5 p.m.

Lincoln Land Community College Student Government Association. LLCCThe Student Government Association will be holding its elections in an online format. LLCC Student Life would appreciate your assistance in recruiting students to serve LLCC as part of Student Government Association or as Student Trustee for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application form is due tomorrow, April 8 by 5 p.m. After the application has closed, Student Life will review applications, and those that meet the qualifications will be listed on the official election ballot. This year, there are no signature requirements. Applicants will also have the opportunity to record a video and send in other promotional materials that will be shared with the student body to promote their candidacy. Please encourage students to fill out the SGA Election Application Form if they are interested or if you believe they would be a good candidate. If they have any questions about the application or SGA, please inform them to contact Student Life at StudentLife@llcc.edu.

In the news

Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president of LLCC, was interviewed Friday on AM Springfield and WFMB about LLCC’s move to a virtual campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the college is moving forward.

Kevin Lust, director, ISBDC at LLCC, was quoted in stories in the Washington Examiner, Marietta Daily Journal, WJBC-AM, KPVI-TV, St. Joseph News-Press, Peoria Journal StarAlton Daily Newsnewsbug.info, riverbender.com and others on services being offered to small business owners during the pandemic.

Library remote services

Tammy Kuhn-Schnell, dean, library, shares how the LLCC Library faculty and staff have elevated services and resources to better accommodate remote interactions and learning — including a 24/7 chat reference service and a new LLCC Library YouTube channel. To see all LLCC library services, visit their remote services web guide that is accessible from  www.llcc.edu/student-support-services and the library’s homepage.

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Message from the president

Dear Lincoln Land Family,

As we find ourselves in the second week of operating Lincoln Land Community College remotely, I want to share with everyone the College’s current plans for the end of this semester and beyond. More changes and challenges will surely come, so flexibility will be the operative word for the foreseeable future.

Given Governor Pritzker’s latest stay at home order, LLCC will continue remote operations through at least April 30. All classes (with the exception of those with lab/clinical requirements) will complete the semester on schedule in the current remote format. The Vice President of Academic Services is working with the faculty and academic deans to plan for completion of those lab/clinical courses with the additional requirements, and he will share those plans as soon as possible. We are being flexible and creative, but in many cases our actions are dictated by accrediting, licensing or certifying agencies. We continue dialogues with those agencies and have received approval for alternative deliveries in some disciplines.

In short, the vast majority of our classes should be completed within the normal semester, and we continue to look for remote/online options that might be effective and will help students who still need lab or clinical experience to complete as soon as is safely possible.

Unfortunately, LLCC will not have our regularly scheduled May graduation. We know this is an important event, and I assure you that we will have some sort of celebration for graduates – more to come on how and when.

I know everyone is being overwhelmed with emails and messages as you try and take care of school, home, work and yourselves. So, in an effort not to add to that burden, I am limiting my communications just to sharing broad reaching information.

Day-to-day operational news will come from the experts: course communications and assistance from faculty, deans and our Academic VP; student service news, guidelines and assistance from success coaches, financial aid, records, admission and Center for Academic Success staff working with the VP of Student Services.  Our human resource and business offices are sending regular communications regarding any changes in policy/procedure we are implementing in order to better support employees as we continue to operate in uncharted territory.  IT is managing help desk requests, and public relations is maintaining updates on the website while also getting information out to our communities. The Foundation continues to seek resources to help students with emergent needs.

The bottom line is although not physically together, we are still fully operational and have numerous resources to support our faculty, staff and students. Students should continue to check our website, LLCC email and texts regularly for updates. Faculty, staff and administration should check LincIn daily for new information and to see how some of our staff are creatively managing work, families and play right now.

Continue to take care of yourselves and your families.

Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.
President
Lincoln Land Community College

Remote operations extended

LLCC will continue remote operations through at least the end of April. Identified essential personnel will continue to be able to be on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon. This is only for limited operations that are required to take care of business that cannot be done remotely. If there is an emergency need for you to return, and you have not been identified as an essential employee, please work through your supervisor and cabinet member to get approved and to notify police.

Virtual tour of LLCC

We’re excited to debut our new virtual tour of LLCC! While our buildings are closed and we teach and learn remotely, enjoy this look at our beautiful campus and facilities. Please share with any student who might be interested in enrolling!

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Additional resources for incoming students are available at www.llcc.edu/covid-19-resources-for-incoming-students.

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LLCC offering free online infection control course

LLCC’s Capital City Training Center is offering a free online training course on infection control in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In partnership with CareerStep, the short course “Certificate of Infection Control and Barrier Protection Proficiency (CICBP)” is available at no charge through April 30. The course takes one to three hours to complete and addresses all major elements of infection prevention. The course is designed specifically for practicing allied health professionals and provides a simulated practice of documenting patient-doctor communication and clinical events as they unfold.

The course focuses on pragmatic prevention processes in clinical health care environments and includes a special module focused specifically on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines for infection prevention as it relates to COVID-19.

More information and a direct link to the course can be accessed at https://partner.careerstep.com/llcc/infection-control-barrier-protection-proficiency.