Seeking presenters for Professional Development Day

LLCC’s Fall Professional Development Day will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. It is a great opportunity to share ideas, support your colleagues, learn something new or expand upon skills and talents you already have. There will be activities and breakout sessions planned throughout the day with something for everyone.

The Professional Development Day work group is currently seeking proposals for presentations addressing a variety of topics, so please consider presenting a breakout session for your colleagues on that day. Sessions will be provided that focus on increased productivity, enhanced skills, innovative techniques in and out of the classroom, among other areas of development.  We will also be focusing on professional development impacting two specific goals – engaging students inside and outside of the classroom and working with diverse populations inside and outside of the classroom.

We know that faculty and staff have an abundance of knowledge and experience that may be beneficial to your colleagues, and we would love if you would share that with us!  If you or a team of individuals would like to present a session on Professional Development Day, please fill out the Call for Proposals formAll submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19.  The committee is excited to provide an opportunity for you to share your best practices, innovative techniques and knowledge/experience!

Please contact Becky Parton, rebecca.parton@llcc.edu if you have any questions.

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Professional Development Day Today; College Closed

View the Spring 2016 Professional Development Day Schedule for activities planned. If you have questions about your individual department plans, please contact your immediate supervisor.

Fire It Up LeagueBe sure to join the Foundation for the LEAGUE Backyard BBQ on from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Union!  All faculty, staff and retirees are invited for a free lunch, entertainment, games and prizes to kick off the 2016 annual giving campaign.

What is LEAGUE? LEAGUE is an acronym for Leaders Establishing Annual Gifts Underwriting Education and is the LLCC faculty and staff annual giving campaign for the benefit of our students and programs.  Funds raised support scholarships, grants and other educational programs at Lincoln Land.  Giving is easy through payroll deduction.  Make your contribution today at the BBQ or use the enrollment form and return to the LLCC Foundation.  Learn more in the LEAGUE News & Times!

Also, the Instructional Technology and Distance Education department will be hosting the Innovation Celebration tomorrow afternoon. The Innovation Celebration is a poster session highlighting innovative instruction, student learning initiatives and other innovative developments at LLCC.  See the exhibitor map.

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Professional Development Day thank-you; evaluation and photo gallery available

A huge thank-you to all faculty and staff who presented a session for Professional Development Day this year. We had a large number of sessions for staff and faculty to attend on a wide variety of topics and it is all due to the willingness of these faculty and staff to share their knowledge and expertise with their colleagues. See the complete list PDD thanks.

The Professional Development Day Planning Committee requests your feedback on Tuesday’s activities. If you attended any part of Professional Development Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3,  complete the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ProDevDayLLCC. Your input will be incredibly valuable for the planning process of future Professional Development Days. Thank you in advance for your response.

ITDE created a photo album of pictures from fall 2015 Professional Development Day. Please visit the PDD Facebook page.

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Professional Development Day team-building workshop winners

Congratulations to the following teams who took first place in the Professional Development Day team-building workshops!

8:00 – Creative Cookie
“All In Cookie” (Chocolate chips, pecans, coconut, crasins, butterscotch and almond extract)
Team members:  Trudy Stutzman, Lindee Hall, Andrea DeRosa and Valarie Howse

9:45 – Creative Cookie
“Testy Turtles” (Walnuts, chocolate chips, toffee bits, pecans and caramel)
Team members: Stephanie Cummings and Carrie Jacobs

8:00 – Best Burger
“Pineapple Express” (Bacon, pineapple, garlic, mushrooms and Swiss with a sweet and tangy sauce of brown sugar, soy and Worcestershire)
Team members: Ben Roth, Scott Ebbing and Alexis Rodgers

9:45 – Best Burger
“The Tarable Burger” (Cheddar, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, onion and garlic on a grilled bun)
Team members: Tara Walk and Randy Rue

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Professional Development Day today; college closed

Check out today’s PDD schedule of activities. Several sessions are full. Find the most up-to-date information at: http://www.llcc.edu/prodevday.

Try the new ‪#‎prodevday mobile app to enhance your
Professional Development Day experience. With this app, you can:
• view session descriptions and maps of session locations
• personalize your schedule for the day
• connect your Twitter account (don’t forget to use the hashtag #prodevday to tweet about the day!)
• connect with other attendees
• share pics to the ProDevDay photo gallery!

The app is easy to download and easy to use. More information about the app, including videos on how to download it and how to use it can be found at: http://www.llcc.edu/prodevday/prodevday-app/

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Professional Development is less than a week away!

Make sure to check out the day’s schedule of activities and other information at: http://www.llcc.edu/prodevday.

New this year is the ‪#‎prodevday mobile app to enhance your
Professional Development Day experience. With this app, you can:
• view session descriptions and maps of session locations
• personalize your schedule for the day
• connect your Twitter account (don’t forget to use the hashtag #prodevday to tweet about the day!)
• connect with other attendees
• share pics to the ProDevDay photo gallery!

The app is easy to download and easy to use. More information about the app, including videos on how to download it and how to use it can be found at: http://www.llcc.edu/prodevday/prodevday-app/

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Emergencies happen–be prepared!

With the beginning of a new term upon us, the LLCC Police Department would like to remind College staff and faculty to take a few minutes and refresh their memory in regards to what steps they need to take should an emergency situation occur on campus. Some resources to help you include:

Emergency Evacuation Maps – Posted in all classrooms and common areas on LLCC campuses, these maps depict routes of egress from your location, the location of the nearest severe weather safe areas, as well as the locations of fire alarm pull stations and fire extinguishers. These maps are also included in the back of the print version of the LLCC campus directory.

Emergency Quick Reference Guide – Posted in all classrooms and office areas [and available by request from the campus Police Department], these handy reference guides provide quick and easy access to basic information concerning what to do in specific types of emergencies.

LLCC Emergency Procedures for Main Campus and Emergency Procedures for Outreach Centers – can be accessed on the employee portal, LLCC Police page.

In addition, all faculty and administrators should review the guidelines for assisting physically disabled students/staff during an emergency. This information can also be found on the employee portal, LLCC Police page.

Keeping the Lincoln Land Community College campus community safe is a responsibility that rests with all of us, and on behalf of the LLCC Police Department, I thank you for your assistance!

Brad Gentry, Chief, LLCCPD

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