FSI 2020 free online conference May 20

The 2020 Faculty Summer Institute has been canceled, but in its place will be a one day online conference titled “Strengthening Student Experiences during COVID-19.” Registration for the FSI 2020 online event is free. After registering, you will be emailed a link to access the conference. If you previously registered for the face-to-face conference, you will need to register again.

The event will be offered through Zoom on the morning of Wednesday, May 20. You can attend one, two or all three sessions listed below. Each session will include time for discussions in Zoom breakout “rooms.”

  • 9 a.m. | Shared Experiences and Lessons Learned
    Facilitator: Robert Paul Malchow, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 10 a.m. | Approaches that Support Student Equity and Accessibility
    Facilitators: Barbara Hancin-Bhatt, Associate Dean, and Murillo Soranso, Assistant Dean, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 11 a.m. | Supporting and Enhancing Student Learning in the Coming Months
    Facilitator: Justin Hodgson, Indiana University Bloomington

Note: The conference will not be recorded (neither video nor audio).

More information is available at https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/6587869.html.

LLCC offering online paralegal certificate course

LLCC is offering a new, online paralegal certificate course in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. The nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers.

“Now is the time to advance your career, change careers or enhance your job skills,” says Paula Luebbert, assistant vice president, corporate/government training and economic development. “LLCC is excited about this new opportunity for potential students, which will allow them to meet their career goals.”

Training includes instruction on how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. There are no prerequisites for the course.

Anyone interested in the program, is invited to a free, 45-minute informational webinar on Wednesday, April 29, at noon. Learn more and register at www.llcc.edu/paralegal-online-certificate.

Through a newly available Affirm financing option, students are able to spread the cost of their tuition and books over monthly installments to make this opportunity more financially viable and achievable for aspiring professionals. Tuition is $1,595 per person and does not include textbooks or Westlaw access. To learn more about payment options, visit www.legalstudies.com/affirm.

The Center for Legal Studies provides flexible legal training in conjunction with nearly 160 accredited U.S. colleges and universities to offer virtual legal career training.

LLCC to begin diagnostic medical sonography certificate program this fall

Diagnostic Medical SonographyLLCC will begin offering a diagnostic medical sonography certificate program in fall 2020. The program prepares students to work in the field of ultrasound technology. “We are pleased to offer a diagnostic medical sonography program at LLCC,” says Dr. Cynthia Maskey, dean, LLCC Health Professions. “It provides a good opportunity, especially for current health care professionals, to move into this specialty field which is highly in demand.”

The program provides instruction, training and clinical experience to prepare students to secure their American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography credentials and entry-level work in the abdomen and obstetrics/gynecology specialty areas. Vascular instruction is also included in the coursework.

Eight students will be admitted for the fall 2020 semester. The college plans to increase student enrollment each fall semester.

Applicants must currently have a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree in an allied health program that is patient-care related and required clinical education. If the bachelor’s degree is not in a health-related field of study, the applicant will need to complete a certified nursing assistant (CNA or BNA) program prior to submitting an application.

Four college-level requisites must be met prior to beginning the core diagnostic medical sonography curriculum: an algebra, statistics or higher mathematics course; general college-level physics and/or radiographic physics; communication skills (including English, speech or composition); and human anatomy and physiology.

Registration for fall semester courses opens April 16. To learn more, visit www.llcc.edu/DMS or call 217-786-2408.

 

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.

Keeping connected with students

Kim Young's remote office

Facebook group post: “One of my daughters was tasked with drawing a snapshot of her new day as a result of our current upheavals. I pass that challenge along to you all. Share a snapshot of your new day. Here’s mine!”

Looking for ideas on how to keep connected with your students? Kimberly Young, program assistant, health professions, is finding fun ways to keep nursing students connected during this time of remote learning. Each day she sends a fun “Keeping Connected” post to the nursing student Facebook group. For instance, in honor of the Year of the Nurse, Kim sent them a link to a virtual tour of the greats in nursing history.  In addition, she has started a remote office challenge asking them to share a picture of their new day, and she shared a picture of her remote office accommodations.

Share your ideas with colleagues by submitting them through the online LincIn form (also in top menu bar above), or email kyla.kruse@llcc.edu or lynn.whalen@llcc.edu.

Academic Calendar Workgroup requests feedback by March 6

The Academic Calendar Workgroup is requesting feedback on proposed academic calendars for the next five years. These calendars represent the following academic years: 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024, 2024-2025 and 2025-2026. The workgroup would like your feedback by the end of the day on Friday, March 6. Your responses can be sent to any of the workgroup members listed below. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Lucinda Caughey – Lucinda.Caughey@llcc.edu
Becky Croteau – Rebecca.Croteau@llcc.edu
Andrew Harmon – Andrew.Harmon@llcc.edu
Shanda Byer – Shanda.Byer@llcc.edu
Amy Williams – Amy.Williams@llcc.edu

Academic Calendar Workgroup requests feedback by March 6

The Academic Calendar Workgroup is requesting feedback on proposed academic calendars for the next five years. These calendars represent the following academic years: 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024, 2024-2025 and 2025-2026. The workgroup would like your feedback by the end of the day on Friday, March 6. Your responses can be sent to any of the workgroup members listed below. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Lucinda CaugheyLucinda.Caughey@llcc.edu
Becky CroteauRebecca.Croteau@llcc.edu
Andrew HarmonAndrew.Harmon@llcc.edu
Shanda Byer – Shanda.Byer@llcc.edu
Amy Williams – Amy.Williams@llcc.edu