Attention faculty: Student Satisfaction Inventory being administered fall 2018

In 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015 Lincoln Land Community College administered Noel-Levitz’s Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) to a group of randomly selected course sections. The results are used to provide feedback to departments throughout the college to inform and improve student satisfaction and success.

During the month of October, we plan to administer the SSI once again to randomly selected course sections in conjunction with our regularly scheduled three-year cycle. So as to reduce interruption of the selected classes, the survey does not have to be completed during class time. Instead, faculty are simply asked to distribute the survey to students to take with them, complete, and return at the next class meeting. This is the procedure we employed in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. Because of the excellent support of faculty, we gathered meaningful data with minimal interruption of class time. However, if you would like to administer it during your class, you certainly may do so. Administration during class increases the response rate for the survey which gives us better data results. If you do choose to administer it during your class, the survey takes approximately 20-30 minutes for students to complete. If you teach a hybrid or online course, please just post an announcement in Blackboard. Those students will be surveyed electronically.

We ask your cooperation once again with this important project, which cannot proceed without your help. If one or more of your classes are selected through the random selection process, you will receive a packet containing directions and student surveys. Completed surveys should be returned to the Vice President of Student Services office, Menard Hall 1256. Faculty teaching online or hybrid sections will receive just a letter and suggested Blackboard announcement.

Sign up now to “Take a Stand” against domestic violence

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, all staff and faculty members are encouraged to join the SAVE Taskforce in taking a stand against intimate partner violence — literally! Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Using materials provided, participants are also encouraged to use this platform to engage willing passersby in healthy, constructive conversations about domestic and intimate partner violence, encouraging our campus community to “See the Signs, Say Something.”

Follow the instructions at the top of the “Take a Stand Tuesday” sheet to sign up for a time slot. Student club/organization advisors are encouraged to ask organization members to participate as well. Questions? Email shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.

“Tuesday Nights at the Movies” begins tonight with “Lone Star”

The Arts and Humanities Department at Lincoln Land Community College presents Tuesday Night at the Movies
The LLCC Arts and Humanities Department invites the public to a free film and discussion series entitled, “Tuesday Nights at the Movies.” The first film showing will be of “Lone Star” tonight at 6 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2209.

Oct. 9: “Lone Star” (1996) – Set in a fictional Texas border town called Frontera, “Lone Star” explores the intersections among cultures and families who are struggling to come to terms with their pasts, relationships and identities. As personal and sometimes conflicting narratives unfold, so do the details surrounding a local mystery that one man is determined to solve. What he finds ultimately opens a pathway to acceptance and healing.

Other films in the series will include “Enemy” (2013) on Nov. 13, “Silence” (2016) on Feb. 12, and “Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids” (2004) on March 19. Read more about these films.

The films will be hosted by Dr. Deborah BrothersJohn Paul Jaramillo and Cara Swafford, professors of English; Joseph Hoff, professor of Spanish; and  LLCC students.

Bistro To Go and Bistro Grab & Go

Bistro VerdeBistro Verde, LLCC’s student run café, is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Thursday as Bistro To Go and on Wednesday and Friday as Bistro Grab & Go.

Bistro To Go will have soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffee drinks and smoothies available for takeout. Orders can be placed in person, at 786-2821 or at bistroverde@llcc.edu (instructions on the Bistro Verde website). View the fall Bistro To Go PDF menu.

Bistro Grab & Go offers premade soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks, baked goods and other quick items. Beverages such as tea, sodas, coffee and specialty coffees will be available too! Sorry, no call ahead orders for Bistro Grab & Go. View the fall 2018 Bistro Grab & Go menu.

Faculty art exhibit

LLCC Faculty Art Exhibit, Menard Hall, second floorThere is still time to view the LLCC faculty art exhibit through Thursday, Oct. 11 in the James S. Murray Gallery on the second floor of Menard Hall. The exhibit showcases the work of Laura AndersonMelissa CunninghamAshley DickeyAl ShullLeslie StalterEmily Thompson and Thom Whalen, all currently teaching courses at LLCC this semester. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Today is Campus Visit Day!

College. Are you Ready? Campus Visit Day. Monday, Oct. 8, 2018Please help us in welcoming prospective students and their families to campus today for Campus Visit Day! The morning session begins at 10 a.m. in the student union. Following presentations there and in the Robert H. Stephens Room, guests will tour campus and visit exhibits in A. Lincoln Commons until noon. The evening session runs from 5-7 p.m. and follows the same format. Please feel free to talk to any visitors you encounter about the advantages of enrolling at LLCC and let them know we’re ready to help them achieve their educational goals!

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Register for Oct. 16 Wellbeing Assessment and Flu Shot Clinic

LLCC will be offering an onsite Wellbeing Assessment and Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 7-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center. This event is open to all LLCC benefit-eligible employees and their spouses. For those employees and their spouses who are enrolled in an LLCC health insurance plan, the wellness screening and flu shot (for those participating in the screening) are free! All benefit-eligible employees who participate in the wellness screening will receive a $50 Visa gift card – just for participating!

To register for the Onsite Wellness Screening and/or Flu Shot, open the 2018 Onsite Screening Guide (attached in email from Sept. 10) for login/registration instructions. Please note that there is a separate registration for the wellness screening and the flu shot.  If you would like to do both, please be sure to register for both.

Not available on Oct. 16? Register for a physician screening using the 2018 Physician Screening Guide directions (attached in email from Sept. 10). The guide includes a form that you can take to your primary care physician to conduct the same biometric screening. If you have the physician conduct the screening and fax the results to CHCWellbeing by Oct. 31, benefit-eligible employees will also receive the $50 Visa gift card incentive for participating remotely!

If you have any questions, please Nicole Ralph at nicole.ralph@llcc.edu or 786-2342.

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Today is Institutional Improvement Day!

Institutional Improvement Day is today, Oct. 5. All offices are closed and no classes are being held. The theme of the day is “Becoming a Student Ready College,” continuing the message provided by President Charlotte Warren at Convocation.

Schedule:

All faculty and staff first meet in Cass Gym.

  • 8 a.m.: Coffee and pastries
  • 8:30 a.m.: Message from Dr. Warren

Departments will then dismiss to various locations to conduct planning activities regarding student-readiness.

Boxed meals will be provided at lunchtime.

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Campus Visit Day is Monday

College. Are you Ready? Campus Visit Day. Monday, Oct. 8, 2018Please help us welcome prospective students and their families to campus Monday, Oct. 8, for Campus Visit Day! The morning session begins at 10 a.m. in the Student Union. Following presentations there and in the Robert H. Stephens Room, guests will tour campus and visit exhibits in A. Lincoln Commons until noon. The evening session runs from 5-7 p.m. and follows the same format. Please feel free to talk to any visitors you encounter about the advantages of enrolling at LLCC and let them know we’re ready to help them achieve their educational goals!

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In the news

Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president, was interviewed for a feature article in the Nov./Dec. edition of Springfield Scene magazine.

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor of political science, served as a consultant for the documentary series, “A Golden Cross to Bear: A History of the 33rd Division in World War I,” which has been nominated for five Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. The five-part series premieres Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. on WTVP and WILL PBS TV stations.