National Tutoring Week, Oct. 7-11

Celebrate and recognize the hard work and dedication of our tutors by participating in National Tutoring Week, Oct. 7-11. There will be a traveling “appreciation station” for students, faculty and staff to write quick thank you notes and words of encouragement to the tutors. If you have a tutor in your class or for a class you teach, or know a tutor, please take a minute to thank them or acknowledge their work and dedication. There are currently 33 tutors on staff: 17 at Springfield campus, five in Jacksonville, three in Taylorville, two in Litchfield and six specialized subject specific tutors.

Appreciation Station Schedule:

  • Litchfield – Monday, Oct. 7
  • Springfield – Wednesday, Oct. 9
  • Taylorville – Thursday, Oct. 10
  • Jacksonville – Tuesday, Oct. 15

Tutor List:

  • Springfield — Abi High, Amala Assikumar, Angela Solon, Ben Garrett, Ethan Beck, John-Michael Davis, Kali Matchuny, Lauren Langfelder, Madison Turner, Olivia Whitney, Priscila Rodriguez, Rachel Larison, Seth Jacobs, Skyler Dodson, Tabitha Grigg, Louis Criscione, Cierra Richardson
  • Litchfield — Kim Currie, Josh Green
  • Jacksonville — Amanda Six, Jordan Gizdic, Kassie Volk, Sean Cowhick, Cody Acker
  • Taylorville — Shaunee Johnson, Justyce Scott, Madeline Colonius
  • Specialized Subject Specific Tutors — Ashley Ferreira, Allison Helmerichs, Britany Ray, Sabrina Korunka, Robert Kayma, Aaron Harrell

Register by Oct. 7 for “The Walk of the Immigrants”

Soup & Stories: The Walk of the Immigrants with Saul Flores. 10.09.19, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Please RSVP for event. Deadline to RSVP is October 7th.LLCC Student Life welcomes Saul Flores (philanthropist, photojournalist and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects) to LLCC on Oct. 9, noon-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons to share his presentation, “The Walk of the Immigrants.” This event is part of the Student Life’s Soup and Stories series.

Students who RSVP will receive a FREE lunch! Lunch for faculty and staff is $5, payable at the check-in table. You can pay either by check or cash (RSVP required in advance). To reserve your spot for this program and lunch, please fill out the RSVP form. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 7 by noon.

Flores spent three months walking, hitchhiking, and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places. His journey began in Ecuador and ended in Charlotte, North Carolina. In three months, he walked 5,328 miles through 10 countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico.

Saul Flores

In this presentation, Flores speaks about how as a North Carolina State University senior, he took the “walk” in the summer of 2010. Student audiences get the opportunity to relive “The Walk of the Immigrants” along with Saul and create a deeper understanding of the struggles, hardships, joy and hope that immigrants experience on their journey.

Please make sure to share this opportunity with your students in class and those that you work with. They will not want to miss this event!

Celebrate LLCC talent at the “On My Own Time” opening reception today

On My Own TimeAll are invited to the opening reception for LLCC’s “On My Own Time” today, Oct. 3, from 4-6 p.m. at the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum. This exhibit features 29 pieces of artwork from LLCC faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served.

Don’t forget to vote for the LLCC’s People’s Choice Award! The artist of the favorite piece at LLCC will receive a $50 Visa gift card courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

The LLCC OMOT exhibit will be open Oct. 1-31.

OMOT is a program of the Springfield Area Arts Council offering individuals the opportunity to display original art created outside the office.

Message from Dr. Charlotte Warren

Every three years the college administers a climate survey to provide data on perceptions of the college environment and to help inform us on what we are doing well and what could be improved. We will be conducting such a survey, the Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE), this fall. It will open on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and be available through Friday, Nov. 1.

We are committed to a constant process of internal review and analysis to guide our continuous quality improvement. One significant way we can work to enhance our campus climate is to listen to and take action on your views regarding its various factors. The PACE helps us better understand our campus environment as it relates to institutional structure, supervisory relationships, teamwork and focus on students. It also provides a way for us to assess effectiveness of new initiatives and measure growth or change over a multi-year period.

I understand that honest communication can sometimes feel difficult to provide. That is why we work to ensure your anonymity. We have engaged the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE), an independent college survey specialist, to undertake our climate survey and provide the college aggregated results. So please be candid in answering these questions. Honest and constructive communication is critical in our process of identifying priority areas on which to focus.

You will receive an email invite from NILIE to participate in the PACE survey once it has opened. When the survey is completed and the data compiled, results will be reviewed by various groups and shared with the campus community.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey. Your input is very much appreciated.

Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.
President, Lincoln Land Community College

Institutional Improvement Day Oct. 4

Institutional Improvement Day is Friday, Oct. 4. All offices will be closed and no classes will be held. Below is the schedule and additional information regarding the breakout sessions.

Schedule

8-8:30 a.m.

Coffee & Conversation (Cass Gym)

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome from President Warren
Comments on Open Pathways, Tricia Kujawa
Evidence gathering efforts for this year
Reminder of the need to demonstrate using assessment to drive improvements by 2022

8:45-10 a.m.

Quality Council leadership share their FY2019 summary

10:10-10:20 a.m.

Transition to breakout area

10:20-11:05 a.m.

Symposia, presentations, discussions from various areas of the college*, round one

11:10-11:55 a.m.

Symposia, presentations, discussions from various areas of the college round two

Noon to 1 p.m.

Lunch (Student Union)

1-5 p.m.

Focused department work (organized by each cabinet member)

*Following is information about breakout sessions:

  • The Academic Assessment Team will present an overview of the data from our last round of assessment. (Menard Hall, Room 1179)
  • The Professional Development work group of the Campus Climate Team would like to gather feedback from classified and professional staff regarding access and awareness of professional development opportunities. (Menard Hall, Room 1177)
  • The Employee Satisfaction work group of the Campus Climate Team would like to get more information on communication issues to help guide their project charter work. (Menard Hall, Room 1175)
  • The Enrollment Services team will lead an overview session on Logger Central. (Menard Hall, Room 1176)
  • The Enrollment Services & Student Success teams will lead an overview on Student Planning. (Menard Hall, Room 1178)
  • The Student Success team will lead an overview of the Student Success Coaching Model. (Menard Hall, Room 1165)
  • The Persistence & Completion Taskforce is seeking feedback on their current project. (Menard Hall, Room 1166)
  • The External Stakeholders Team will present information on their AAS/CTE Program Advisory Committee Meetings project. (Menard Hall, Room 1167)
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Wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinics Oct. 8 and 23

LLCC will be offering two opportunities to participate in an onsite wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and Wednesday, Oct. 23 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 a LLCC health insurance plan, the wellness screening (and flu shot for those participating in the screening) is 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 screening guide emailed on Sept. 13 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. When registering for a flu shot, you may be asked to enter a job code. If that should happen, please log out of the website, shut down your browser and then go back in. You should no longer see a request for a job code and can begin the registration process for the flu shot.

Not available on Oct. 8 or Oct. 23? Select “Physician Screening” when registering for the wellbeing assessment, and follow the instructions for having your physician conduct the screening instead. If you have your 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.

Bistro To Go is open today, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center
Bistro To Go, LLCCs student-run café, is open today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The café, located in the Workforce Careers Center, offers takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and coffees prepared by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students. View the fall 2019 menu.

Lunch orders can be placed in person, at 786-2821 or at bistroverde@llcc.edu. Additional information and instructions on how to email your order can be found at www.llcc.edu/bistro-verde. Cash and debit or credit cards are accepted.

Bistro To Go is open for the fall semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 10-Nov. 21 (with the exception of Nov. 5).

“The Walk of the Immigrants” Oct. 9

Soup & Stories: The Walk of the Immigrants with Saul Flores. 10.09.19, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Please RSVP for event. Deadline to RSVP is October 7th.LLCC Student Life welcomes Saul Flores (philanthropist, photojournalist and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects) to LLCC on Oct. 9, noon-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons to share his presentation, “The Walk of the Immigrants.” This event is part of the Student Life’s Soup and Stories series.

Students who RSVP will receive a FREE lunch! Lunch for faculty and staff is $5, payable at the check-in table. You can pay either by check or cash (RSVP required in advance). To reserve your spot for this program and lunch, please fill out the RSVP form. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 7 by noon.

Saul FloresFlores spent three months walking, hitchhiking, and sleeping on the ground and in hiding places. His journey began in Ecuador and ended in Charlotte, North Carolina. In three months, he walked 5,328 miles through 10 countries and nine border crossings to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico.

In this presentation, Flores speaks about how as a North Carolina State University senior, he took the “walk” in the summer of 2010. Student audiences get the opportunity to relive “The Walk of the Immigrants” along with Saul and create a deeper understanding of the struggles, hardships, joy and hope that immigrants experience on their journey.

Please make sure to share this opportunity with your students in class and those that you work with. They will not want to miss this event!