Three handbooks by External Stakeholders Team now on employee portal

Three handbooks produced by the External Stakeholders Team — the Work-based Learning Guide, Regional Advisory Committee Handbook and Program Advisory Committee Handbook — are now available under the header “Handbooks” on the Employee Portal.

The Work-Based Learning Guide is designed to be a resource to faculty and staff to help prepare students to enter the workforce and enhance their opportunities to find gainful employment. This guide could provide faculty with ideas for their classroom, help programs identify workplace learning opportunities as well provides relevant documentation and forms. Some resources in the guide are:

  • Types of work-based learning that can be implemented both in class and throughout a program.
  • Definitions to create a common language across the college.
  • Forms that need to be filled out for internships, job shadowing and field trips/employer tours.
  • Sample online forms that faculty and staff can utilize to help implement internship programs.

The Regional Advisory Committee Handbook standardizes the structure for committees of community members who meet to advise Outreach Centers of various opportunities or concerns within the community relevant to the operation of each center.  Resources in the handbook include:

  • Defined meeting goals and structure.
  • Internal and external roles.
  • Expectations and processes.
  • A glossary of terms.
  • Templates.

The Program Advisory Committee Handbook provides guidance for committees made up of employers, external stakeholders and experts who advise and have input into various LLCC programs. Their role can support LLCC programs in several ways including curriculum development, educational enrichment, program review, recruitment, community awareness and legislation. Resources in the handbook include:

  • Defined purpose and function.
  • Roles of program directors, deans and faculty.
  • Templates and sample meeting agendas minutes and invitations.
  • Tips for productive meetings.
  • A glossary of terms.

Program Advisory Committee handbook

Through a project from the External Stakeholders Team, LLCC now has a Program Advisory Committee handbook that guides through expectations on the entire process, with emphasis on using the data and information gained from those committees to make program improvements. This was created with feedback from current LLCC PAC users as well as best practices from other colleges.

The guidebook and all the supporting documents are housed in the SharePoint link below. If when clicking on the link you do not immediately have access to the file, it will display a page where you can request access. Once approved, you will receive an email notification.

https://llcconline.sharepoint.com/sites/ESProgramAdvisoryCommittees

External Stakeholders Team seeks your input

The External Stakeholders Team is reopening their survey to get greater participation from faculty and staff. The team needs your help in identifying various external stakeholders with whom the college interacts and serves. You might have some questions:

  1. What is an external stakeholder?
    Groups or entities outside of LLCC that you interact with on behalf of LLCC.
  2. What if I don’t have much or any interaction with external stakeholders?
    For many of us, our job duties revolve around current students. However, we still ask that you complete the survey even if you rate your interaction with external stakeholders as “none.”
  3. Why does the survey ask us to identify ourselves and our department?
    The team will be using the survey results to group faculty and staff with similar external stakeholders. The team will then organize focus groups to learn how we as a college collect, analyze and document stakeholder needs, perception and satisfaction. There are no right or wrong answers. The end goal is to develop systematic processes, and everyone’s help is needed to achieve it.
  4. If I already completed the survey, do I need to do it again?
    No, and thank you for completing the survey earlier! Your responses have already proven very helpful.
  5. Who should I contact if I have questions or trouble accessing the survey?
    Laurel Bretz (laurel.bretz@llcc.edu or 786-2430) or Nancy Sweet (nancy.sweet@llcc.edu or 786-4613)

Please complete the survey by Wednesday, Dec. 5.  

Thank you!