Minutes from recent Team meetings posted

The Curriculum Team met January 31.  Click HERE to learn about recommendations discussed and approved by the team at this meeting.

The Academic Assessment Team recently approved minutes from their October and November meetings.  View the October minutes to read an update on the e-Portfolio Pilot Program, as well as reports from the Steering Workgroup and the Standardized Testing Workgroup.  All three Workgroups (Steering, Standardized Testing and GEAR) reported at the November meeting. Read about their activities in the Nov. minutes.

Maintenance on LLCC-Springfield phone system planned for March 11

On March 11th at 2:00pm AT&T will port over all our phone lines (except analog) on main campus from our current PRI circuits to our new Internet-based IP-FLEX connection.  The plan is to have no downtime during this process, however giving the complexity of what will be done some phone numbers may experience temporary outages or malfunctions.  The college will be closed for spring break that week.

SURS Coming To Professional Development Day March 25

The Professional Development Day Planning Committee is busy planning the spring event to be held on March 25, including a presentation conducted by SURS on pension reform.  This 75-minute presentation will take place immediately following the LEAGUE Employee Campaign luncheon.  This presentation is the same presentation referred to in an email sent on Thursday (2/20) afternoon by the SURS Advocate.  More programming information will be out soon!

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Major gifts to “Grow Beyond” campaign received

The LLCC Foundation is pleased to announce that Bank of Springfield has made the first of several major gifts recently received for “Grow Beyond,” the campaign to raise $2.5 million for the LLCC Foundation Endowment.  The bank also proudly employs 50 LLCC grads, and is also underwriting a state-of-the-art scoreboard for the baseball field.  Read about this gift, our 2014 gala, new members to the Foundation Board of Directors and more in the latest edition of “Circle of Friends.”

ITDE Workshops – Week of Feb. 24th

Designing Creative Assignments to Meet Student Outcomes

Facilitator:Jennifer Elliott, Instructional Designer

 In this fully online workshop, participants will learn how to design assignments that allow students to use a variety of web tools based on specific outcomes. A discussion regarding how to adjust assignments to facilitate the development of students’ 21st Century skills will also occur.

Click here to register for the session below

Date Delivery Method
Tuesday, February 25 – Friday, March 7 Online

Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program will receive 3 points for complete attendance and participation in this workshop.*

Blackboard Open Lab

Facilitators: Andy Mitkos, Learning Management Systems Coordinator & Gary Bach,Instructional Technology Specialist

Have you ever had questions about how to accomplish something in Blackboard but couldn’t attend a previously scheduled Blackboard workshop?  Now you can drop in to any or all of these open house sessions to ask your question and to get help with your tasks. No registration is required to attend.

Date Time Room
Tuesday, February 25 10:00AM -12:00PM SGMN0119

Evernote:  A Great Way to Get Organized!

Facilitator: Gary Bach, Instructional Technology Specialist

Evernote is a great tool that allows users to easily document, organize, archive, collaborate, and share ideas and content.  Notes, which can be formatted text, webpages, photos, voice memos, or handwritten notes, may be stored, managed, and made accessible to students and colleagues.  Evernote’s cloud-based services allow users to sync their content between multiple computers and mobile devices.

Click here to register for the session below

Date Time Room
Wednesday, February 26 2:00-3:00 SGMN0119

Current online faculty participating in the Online Proficiency Program will receive 1 point for complete attendance and participation in this workshop.*

In the News

Lynn Whalen, executive director, Public Relations and Marketing, was interviewed for a Business Spotlight segment to air Monday, Feb. 24 at 12:35 on WMAY-AM.

If you liked the game “Mousetrap”… check this out! The State Journal Register ran this advance story and video Feb. 19 on LLCC’s hosting of the annual 5th grade Rube Goldberg engineering competition Feb. 22. Bill Bade, dean of math and sciences, was among those interviewed for the story.

Victor Broderick, dean, Social Sciences, and Tim Humphrey, professor, Education, were featured on the FOX 55 Good Day program this morning regarding the Education Career Fair today. They were interviewed Feb. 21.

2014 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest

The 2014 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest is under way! Please encourage students to participate for a chance to win $500!  Essays must be submitted via email to writingcenter@llcc.edu by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24.

Submission Guidelines
– Essay submissions must be 500 words or less.
– Submissions must be typed.
– Essays must address the topic: “How My Community College Has Changed My Life.”
Students are encouraged to schedule appointments with the Writing Center to review essays before submission.

The first place local winner’s essay submission will be forwarded to the state-wide competition for the chance to win $500 toward education expenses for the Fall 2014 Semester and an honorary invitation to attend the Illinois Community College Association’s award banquet on June 6, 2014.   Local prizes will also be awarded by LLCC Foundation.

For more information, contact Mary Fortner, Writing Center coordinator, at 6-2582 or mary.fortner@llcc.edu.