Open enrollment for staff sick bank begins today

Open Enrollment for the staff sick bank begins today. If you are a current member of the staff sick bank, you will not be required to donate a day to maintain your current membership status; however, you can donate additional days by completing the attached form. Anyone who is not currently a member of the staff sick bank will be required to donate one sick day by completing the attached form to begin his/her membership for  FY ’21.  If you wish to change your current membership status or donate additional days (for current members only), please complete the attached form and return to HR (via email or drop off) by Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.

Open Enrollment Form FY21

Posted in HR |

Exploring and Engaging Equity video series

Equity-Conscious Practices. Equity Conscious Community College Pathways. Support for CC-ALL is provided by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.This is the third week the Campus Climate Team is sharing a video from the Office of Community College Research & Leadership’s Exploring and Engaging Equity Video Vignette Series — a valuable, free and conveniently accessible professional development resource on equity. OCCRL’s videos show topics of critical importance that aim to foster student success and equitable outcomes. This week’s episode focuses on developing critical consciousness for advancing equity. Critical consciousness offers a way for marginalized people to try to make sense of inequitable social and economic conditions around them, and act to change those conditions. Learn about critical consciousness in relation to education and about the acts of reflecting, analyzing and taking steps to change social inequities. If you missed prior weeks’ videos, you can still access and view them: Episode 1: Equity-Conscious Practices and Episode 2: Identifying Equity Consciousness Gaps.

SharePoint tech tip: Sync your files using Files On-Demand

When you sync your OneDrive or group site documents with your computer, the syncing process results in both the cloud storage location and your computer being updated with the most up-to-date files. This means that if you access your files via the internet or your local device, the same data will exist in both locations.

With OneDrive Files On-Demand, you can sync files and folders to your computer without having to download them and use storage space on your computer.

Turn on Files On-Demand in OneDrive

  • Click on the blue OneDrive cloud icon in the Windows notification area (in the Windows 10 toolbar, near the date/time).
  • Select Help & Settings.
  • Select Settings, and click on the Settings tab at the top.
  • Files On-Demand, place a check mark in the Save space, and download files as you use them.
  • Click on OK to save changes.

Work With files in Files On-Demand

When you have synced your files and folders from the cloud and Files On-Demand has been selected, you will see a cloud icon to the right of the file or folder name indicating the sync, but data is not stored on your local device.

A green circled check mark to the right of the file or folder name indicates that the data is stored on your local device and the cloud.

You can now copy or move files from your computer to your department group site or your OneDrive storage right from your file system. Be aware that if you delete files and folders from your local device that are synced with the cloud, you will also remove these from the cloud. You must Stop Sync before doing so if you wish to keep the data on the cloud.

Save Space on Your Device by Making Files Online-Only

These files are only available when you’re connected to the internet, but don’t take up space on your computer.

When you open an online-only file, it downloads to your device and becomes locally available.

You can open a locally available file at any time even without internet access.

To make a file always available, even when you’re offline:

Right-click on the file or folder name and select Always keep on this device.

To change a file back to an online-only file:

Right-click on the file or folder and select Free up space.

Posted in ITS |

LLCC mourns loss of former Board Chair Dennis Shackelford

LLCC mourns the passing of former LLCC Trustee and Board Chair Dennis Shackelford. Elected to the Board in 2013, he served for six years, the last two as chair. He was known for his personable, collaborative leadership, always keeping the best interests of students at the forefront. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
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Nominate a colleague for KUDOS yet today

Lincoln Land Community College KUDOS: Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding ServiceIn these extraordinary times, many people are stepping up and going above and beyond. Know of someone doing just that? Nominate them for a KUDOS award!

Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are open through today, July 23. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. Please use a Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The KUDOS awards will be announced Thursday, July 30.

The KUDOS awards are an informal way to recognize the special contributions — small and large — made by faculty and staff that create the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a KUDOS award!

Board of Trustees to meet today

The LLCC Board of Trustees will meet today, July 22, at 5:15 p.m. in the Trutter Center. IDPH guidelines will be followed. Masks, health screening (including a temperature check and short survey), and social distancing are required upon entry. Read the agenda.

Edwards Family Memorial Scholarship established at LLCC

Cinda and Frank EdwardsAn endowed scholarship has been established at LLCC as a memorial to Frank and Cinda Edwards. The Edwards Family Memorial Scholarship is funded by contributions made by family and friends.

It is designated for a Chatham Glenwood High School graduate enrolled full-time in LLCC’s associate degree nursing program.

Frank and Cinda Edwards, Glenwood High School alums, were known for their community service. Cinda, an LLCC nursing alum, was a member of the LLCC Board of Trustees from 2007-2013 and served as chair for two years. She was appointed Sangamon County Coroner in 2011. Cinda was awarded the 2015 LLCC Honored Alum Award and was recognized as the Illinois Community College Trustees Association Honored Alum in 2016. Frank served in the Illinois National Guard and worked for the Springfield Fire Department, retiring as chief in 2002. He then served as Springfield’s Ward 1 Alderman. He also served as interim-mayor from December 2010 to April 2011.

Samantha McCarrelSamantha McCarrel of Pawnee has been named the first recipient of the Edwards Family Memorial Scholarship. She has worked as a certified nursing assistant in the cardiac unit at St. John’s Hospital while also attending classes full-time and maintaining a 3.82 GPA. In the last year, she has earned several awards from patients and colleagues.

“I have learned how much I enjoy helping people and working together in a team environment,” McCarrel says. She plans to continue working at St. John’s Hospital as a registered nurse after graduating from the LLCC associate degree nursing program in spring 2021. She also plans to pursue a master’s degree in nursing to one day teach.

Nominate a colleague for KUDOS and brighten their day!

Lincoln Land Community College KUDOS: Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding ServiceKey or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are open through tomorrow, July 23. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. Please use a Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The KUDOS awards will be announced Thursday, July 30.

The KUDOS awards are an informal way to recognize the special contributions — small and large — made by faculty and staff that create the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a KUDOS award!

Board of Trustees to meet tomorrow

The LLCC Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, July 22, at 5:15 p.m. in the Trutter Center. IDPH guidelines will be followed. Masks, health screening (including a temperature check and short survey), and social distancing are required upon entry. Read the agenda.