Compliance and Prevention Office information and resources for a welcoming environment

LLCC is committed to providing a welcoming environment for all members of our campus community. As we begin a new academic year, the Office of Compliance and Prevention encourages all staff and faculty to review the following information and resources:

When meeting new people and working with new students,  allow individuals the opportunity to self-identify their name and pronouns. Using gender neutral pronouns (they, them, their) or someone’s chosen name in place of assigning pronouns based on your assumptions can prevent harmful situations of misgendering or “outing” a student. Remember that a student’s chosen name is used on WebAdvisor class rosters, and that it can be found within the “Pref Name” field in NAE in Colleague. More information and resources are found in this resource.

LLCC respects the identities of all individuals. As such, all staff and faculty are encouraged to familiarize themselves with LLCC’s nondiscrimination policy (1.6) and sexual harassment, other harassment, and discrimination policy (1.7). Contact Shelby Bedford, compliance and prevention coordinator, at for questions or complaints of discrimination/harassment, or to learn more.

In the news

Laura Anderson, assistant professor of art, was featured in the State Journal-Register’s Someone to Know section. Her mixed media painting exhibit, “elemental,” is now open in LLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery. The public is invited to view the exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 12 and attend a reception on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us in welcoming students to the fall semester!

The fall semester has begun, and today kicks off Welcome Week! Please join us in welcoming new and returning students to campus! Volunteers will be working the Welcome Week table in A. Lincoln Commons and other campus buildings, greeting students, providing directions and helping answer questions.

Accessible parking spaces

As everyone returns to the Springfield campus for the fall semester, please note that some accessible parking spaces have been relocated in various parking lots. As part of the site paving project, we have made a specific effort to group these as close as possible to buildings and provide a striped crosswalk on an accessible route to get to the nearest building. We hope to increase the overall safety and convenience for anyone that utilizes the accessible parking spaces. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at

Updated HR page on the Employee Portal

HR has revamped its Employee Portal page on SharePoint! It is a comprehensive and complete source of information and forms for employees. Important news and links to key documents and websites are available on this page. The left navigation bar has links to dedicated pages for all HR-related functions such as benefits, hiring, educational assistance, supervisor resources, etc. This page will be kept up-to-date so you can be assured you’ll always be looking at current forms, resources, processes, etc. Please take a moment to check it out and become familiar with all that is available to you.

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“elemental” by Laura Anderson opens today in Murray Gallery

"Deliverance" by Laura AndersonThe art exhibit “elemental,” featuring mixed media paintings by Laura Anderson, LLCC assistant professor of art, opens today in LLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery. The public is invited to view the exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 12 and attend a reception on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Anderson’s work is inspired by the natural world, including its complexities, commonalities, mysteries and working processes. “We are part of nature, yet we’re set apart from it in many ways,” she explains. “My work explores the intersection of this duality, often via drawn or painted natural imagery combined with collaged artifacts and urban landscapes that reflect the man-made world.

“Working with collage, décollage, encaustic, charcoal, graphite and acrylic allows me to explore the history of process in my work via layering of structured collage elements with irregular lines, gestural brushstrokes and fluid forms that evoke the universal visual language that is evident everywhere in nature.”

Make-up testing moves to Placement and Testing office

As of today the Center for Academic Success will no longer proctor make-up exams for the general student population. Make-up testing has been relocated to LLCC Placement and Testing in Menard Hall, Room 1128.

Testing will remain in the Center for Academic Success ONLY for the following student populations:

  1. Students who require a test reader
  2. Students who require a test scribe
  3. Students who require a private testing room with a proctor

Faculty will receive notification from Kim Eddings, accessibility services coordinator, if a student enrolled in one of their courses requires any special testing arrangements.

For make-up testing hours in the LLCC Placement and Testing, please contact Stephanie Cummings, placement and testing coordinator, at 786-2246. For the new make-up testing form, please refer to the email sent Tuesday, Aug. 13.

New walk-in hours for writing center

The LLCC Writing Center is excited to announce new, formalized walk-in hours Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the fall semester. Walk-in service will be located in the Writing Center behind the staircase, just opposite the Math Center. Students should sign-in for walk-in hours at the Writing Center’s front desk.

Of course, students can still make formal appointments with a faculty tutor, especially if they want to discuss a full draft of a writing assignment, and they may also come to the center during any of the center’s open hours to get help if a tutor or specialist is available, but these designated walk-in hours will allow students to receive more focused tutoring on smaller writing issues during our high-traffic hours.

The attached flyer contains more detailed information. Feel free to share this flyer with your students. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Writing Center at 786-2341 or

Walk-In Hours Flyer