Associate in Science degree requirements review feedback due Dec. 15

From: AS Degree Review WorkgroupBill Bade, Barb Bernardi, Melissa Franzen, Angie Gum-Miller, Elaine Guthals, Carrie Henry/Amy Williams

This workgroup was created by the Academic and Admissions Standards Team at its Nov. 20, 2015 meeting to review the current AS degree requirements at LLCC in light of the new requirements which were just released by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) at the end of September of this year.

View the new ICCB guidelines, in contrast to the old guidelines for the AS degree:  ICCB AS Degree Requirements.

The workgroup reviewed these new guidelines and is proposing LLCC adopt the AS degree requirements as reflected in ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE – Dec 8 2015 which provides an outline of the catalog requirements for the AS degree with markups reflecting the proposals made by this workgroup.

We ask that you please review the proposed changes and provide feedback to the support person for this workgroup, Amy Williams, amy.williams@llcc.edu. All responses should be made by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.

For more in-depth information, please refer to the employee-wide email sent Dec. 8.

Fall 2015 final grades due Dec. 21

Fall 2015 final grades are due no later than noon Monday, Dec. 21. You may enter your final grades into WebAdvisor sooner than Dec. 21. Please take a minute to watch this video. Don’t be on the “naughty” list!

Feedback request–proposed changes to AS degree requirements

From: AS Degree Review WorkgroupBill Bade, Barb Bernardi, Melissa Franzen, Angie Gum-Miller, Elaine Guthals, Carrie Henry/Amy Williams

This workgroup was created by the Academic and Admissions Standards Team at its Nov. 20, 2015 meeting to review the current AS degree requirements at LLCC in light of the new requirements which were just released by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) at the end of September of this year.

Why the urgency? A few weeks ago ICCB indicated they will be asking all community colleges to begin operating under this new degree effective fall 2016. This will require us to amend our old AS degree requirements to meet the new AS degree requirements, as well as alter all our AS paradigms to conform to the guidelines of this new degree. With these new requirements, it is quite possible that some former AS degree paradigms, may instead opt to become AA degree paradigms. And, all of this deliberation and decision making must be accomplished over the next three Curriculum Committee meetings during the spring semester of 2016. Thus, this subcommittee is working on a short time frame to get a recommendation to the Academic Standards Committee to act upon during its Jan. 22, 2016 meeting.

View the new ICCB guidelines, in contrast to the old guidelines for the AS degree:  ICCB AS Degree Requirements.

The workgroup reviewed these new guidelines and is proposing LLCC adopt the AS degree requirements as reflected in ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE – Dec 8 2015 which provides an outline of the catalog requirements for the AS degree with markups reflecting the proposals made by this workgroup.

We ask that you please review the proposed changes and provide feedback to the support person for this workgroup, Amy Williams, amy.williams@llcc.edu. All responses should be made by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.

For more in-depth information, please refer to the employee-wide email sent Dec. 8.

 

 

Final grades due Monday, Dec. 21

This is a reminder to all faculty that final grades must be posted in WebAdvisor (not Blackboard) no later than Monday, Dec. 21 at noon. It is important that grades are posted on time. Failure to do so keeps students from being notified about missing prerequisites, hinders their ability to get financial aid, holds up their transcripts for transferring to other schools and applying for jobs, and bars them from graduating.

In addition to the impact on students, staff are here working during the break and cannot enjoy the time off with their families until all of the end-of-term grade processing is done. Final grade processing cannot be completed until all grades are turned in for the semester.

Thank you for your support in getting grades in on time! If you have any questions about submitting your final grades to WebAdvisor, please contact Shanda Byer at ext. 62290 or via email at Shanda.Byer@llcc.edu.

Melinda Pitt Kaye named 2015 Outstanding Adjunct Instructor

Melissa Pitt Kaye was named the 2015 Outstanding Adjunct Instructor. Melinda teaches music for the Arts and Humanities Department.

One student commented, “She’s so enthusiastic that she makes me want to learn! She presents material by sharing interesting historical facts and stories. Her explanations are very clear and concise. It is obvious that she thoroughly enjoys what she is teaching!

One of her colleagues stated, “Students really enjoy her method of teaching with her sense of humor and fun-loving, extroverted qualities. She makes the classroom interesting by drawing on many musical experiences. Her recitals and concerts are always reflective of the joy of music and her diverse use of instruments and people.”

She has been teaching at LLCC since 1992 having taught more than 400 hours. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Millikin University, a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Arts degree in Community Arts Management from the University of Illinois Springfield. Her experience is extensive and varied. In addition to her teaching, she has directed major musical productions and performed in theatrical and opera productions.

Photos of her receiving the award can be found on the Professional Development Day photo gallery. Congratulations, Melinda!