Resources for students who need internet access

Faculty and staff — If students need internet access or do not have enough data, please share the following resources:

  • Xfinity Hotspots and Comcast: Find an Xfinity hotspot for free Wi-Fi if you don’t have it available at home. Comcast is providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can’t pay their bills. The company is also is offering Internet Essentials packages to new customers. Customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020. No long term commitment is required. — https://comca.st/2WmP8AY
  • T-Mobile: The mobile phone service provider is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users. — https://t-mo.co/2QmPd3O
  • AT&T: Like Comcast, AT&T is also providing free access to its public Wi-Fi hot spots. The company also said its consumer home internet wireline customers and fixed wireless internet customers would receive unlimited data. — https://soc.att.com/2QosvbI
  • Charter Communications: The telecommunications company is providing free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi internet for the next 60 days to households with K-12 students or college students who don’t already have a subscription. Like Comcast and AT&T, it’s also offering its Wi-Fi hot spots for free to the public. — http://bit.ly/2U0mfcp
  • Sprint: Providing unlimited data for 60 days to customers with metered data plans (effective 3/18). Giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot to customers with hotspot-capable devices (effective 3/18). Offering complimentary rates from the U.S. to CDC-defined Level 3 countries to customers with international long-distance plans (effective 3/17) — https://sprint.co/33v25dQ
  • In Cass County: Free Wi-Fi is available to use from the parking lot at LLCC-Beardstown, 109 White Pine Lane.
  • In Morgan County: Free Wi-Fi is available downtown through Jacksonville Main Street.

These and other helpful resources are available for students at www.llcc.edu/student-support-resources.

Review messages in your Junk Email folder

As a reminder, it’s a good idea to regularly review messages in your Junk Email folder in Outlook to make sure you are not missing out on important communications. Check the folder for legitimate messages that may have been classified as junk. If you find a message that isn’t junk, you can drag it back to the Inbox or other folder.

Remote working in a child care center

I just wanted to share how the LLCC Child Development Center staff has made the seemingly impossible be such a positive experience for our families.

Child Development Center staff reading to children onlineThese teachers and assistants have done such positive things to keep our children and families stay engaged virtually through the COVID-19 outbreak. They have been doing things like holding remote circle time through Zoom, uploading play lists of children’s favorite songs for families, reading stories to the children via YouTube, using Padlet to allow families to post pictures of their children for the other families to see, posting recipes and even including a daily post from our guinea pig, Patches! The ingenuity of the LLCC Child Development Center staff when presented with a challenge that they have never before experienced is to be commended!

On top of all of that, they are spending their days learning through a variety of professional development opportunities to make our center even stronger when we return.

I could not be prouder of this group and how they have created positive, virtual ways to engage our children and families!

Laurie Rhodes, director, Child Development Center

LLCC classes move to remote delivery today; offices open remotely

LLCC classes resume today, March 23, transitioning to remote (online) or alternate delivery for the remainder of the semester. Students have been contacted regarding details of their individual classes.

Also beginning today, all LLCC offices will operate remotely. Staff will be available by phone and online to assist students and the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. All LLCC campus buildings and outreach center facilities will be closed to the public.

Additional information on classes, services available and contacts can be found at www.llcc.edu/covid-19-college-update.

“I want to commend our outstanding faculty and staff for their intense work this week to develop alternative class delivery methods and ways of serving students,” said Dr. Charlotte Warren, president of LLCC. “We pledge to continue the personal attention and excellent education for which we are known as we transition to new ways of operations during this challenging time. As we work to protect the health and safety of our students and employees, we also look forward to the time when we can welcome everyone back to campus.”

2020-21 LLCC Catalog available

2020-2021 Lincoln Land Community College CatalogLLCC’s new 2020-2021 Catalog is available online. The link to the catalog can also be found on the LLCC homepage by hovering over the “Academics” tab at the top and clicking “Catalog” in the drop down menu.

Any questions about the new catalog may be directed to Lindee Hall, curriculum and catalog technician.

Please note: PRM personnel are currently working to manually update all program pages on the LLCC website with links to the program pages in the new catalog. Your patience is appreciated.

RSVP yet today for virtual meeting on development of short-term courses

The Persistence and Completion Taskforce is inviting all interested faculty to share best practices and learn from others by attending a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams on March 23, 3-4 p.m. to discuss developing short-term courses. All who have an interest are welcome, especially faculty who will be teaching eight-week courses this fall.

If interested in attending, RSVP yet today by emailing Kirk Yenerall (Kirk.Yenerall@llcc.edu) or Chris Barry (Chris.Barry@llcc.edu), co-leads of the taskforce.

Virtual meeting on development of short-term courses March 23

The Persistence and Completion Taskforce is inviting all interested faculty to share best practices and learn from others by attending a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams on March 23, 3-4 p.m. to discuss developing short-term courses. All who have an interest are welcome, especially faculty who will be teaching eight-week courses this fall.

If interested in attending, RSVP by emailing Kirk Yenerall (Kirk.Yenerall@llcc.edu) or Chris Barry (Chris.Barry@llcc.edu), co-leads of the taskforce, by March 20.

New business hours

College business hours for all offices/departments have been adjusted to 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at all LLCC locations until further notice. The Child Development Center is currently open 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.