LLCC named a top school for online learning in Illinois

2020 Best Online Community College Illinois. Guide to Online SchoolsLLCC has been named a top school for online learning by the Guide to Online Schools in its recently published “2020 Best Online Community College Rankings by State.”

Each community college was ranked by factors including retention rate, graduation rate, percentage of online enrollment data and the number of online associate degrees offered.

An announcement of the rankings states, “Many students are considering the benefits and safety of online degrees. Online community colleges offer an affordable option for students who want to begin their education path at home. Additionally, this choice can eliminate the financial strain … an important consideration as students face an uncertain economy.”

LLCC is expanding the number of online courses this fall, says Becky Parton, dean of academic innovation and eLearning. “We’re offering hundreds of general education transfer courses online, as well as many career-focused courses. Our faculty receive intensive training in online teaching. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, our online students receive personal attention in their classes.”

LLCC was among the pioneers in online education. For 23 years, LLCC has provided affordable, high quality courses online and maintains the highest level of accreditation for online teaching from the Higher Learning Commission.

Registration for fall classes is now underway at LLCC. More information on online courses is available at www.llcc.edu/online.

Tech tip: SharePoint mobile app

With the SharePoint Mobile app for iOS and Android, you can stay connected with your co-workers via your department group site, news, frequent sites, people and important links. After installing the free app, sign in with your LLCC email address and password.

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In the news

Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, presented “Valuable New Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)” June 12 as part of the free webinar, “All IN 4U and Other Opportunities for Small Businesses: Changes to Paycheck Protection Program and Local Business Activities,” sponsored by UIS and Innovate Springfield.

Important information on Daily Health Assessments

HealthCheck360 Daily Symptom Tracker GuideLast week, the college began the process of gradually re-opening the campus. Many people continue to work remotely or are in between assignments. Others have returned to work on campus or at an outreach center. Some may be back full-time on campus, others on a rotating schedule or only on a day here or there. In an email dated May 27, employees were notified of a requirement to complete a daily health assessment prior to coming to campus at any time. Temporarily, you were asked to submit this assessment daily via email to your supervisor. We have now implemented an application that will be used effective June 15, 2020. For those employees who have been identified as working on campus now or in the near future, you will receive an email to your LLCC account today from HealthCheck360 requesting that you register with the application. You must register with the application prior to June 15 OR prior to your next appearance on campus. If you will be working on campus and do not receive that email tomorrow, please contact LLCC Human Resources immediately. Please review the following documents thoroughly: informational guide on the Daily Symptom Tracker application and LLCC procedure information supplementing the guide. As of June 15, this application will take the place of a daily email to your supervisor.

The initial application set up only includes employees that we know, as of right now, will be working in the month of June. If your status changes at any time, requiring you to work on campus, you must notify LLCC Human Resources prior to coming to campus to be set up in the application. Your diligence with ensuring that your status is current with us and completing the online questionnaire is necessary, in order to keep the campus a safe environment for you, your colleagues, and your families.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nicole Ralph, associate vice president, human resources.

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Changes coming to LLCC Library’s website

Lincoln Land Community College LibraryExciting changes are coming to LLCC Library’s online catalog and electronic resource environment! Beginning on June 24, 2020, searching and accessing library resources from the library’s website will have a new, improved look and functionality.  

Initiating a search and discovering relevant electronic or physical resources will become a seamless process. This new search tool will allow you to discover various types of resources from multiple platforms all in one portal, including access to all types of electronic resources directly from your results list. You will also experience better ways to filter, narrow, broaden and define your search results. As always, our library faculty and staff will be there to help as we all make the switch to a new and improved way of searching, finding and accessing information among LLCC Library’s resources and beyond.     

LLCC in Jacksonville and Beardstown hosting virtual FAFSA completion event June 17

FAFSALLCC in Jacksonville and in Beardstown are offering free, personalized financial aid assistance and help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on June 17, 2-6 p.m.

Current and future LLCC students are invited to schedule a 30-minute, one-on-one, “Moving Forward” Zoom meeting with a financial aid advisor. To reserve an appointment time, call LLCC-Jacksonville at 217-243-6699 or LLCC-Beardstown at 217-323-4103.

“We know many students and families have questions about financial aid, and we are here to help them keep moving forward in obtaining financial assistance for college,” said Alison Mills, director of LLCC Financial Aid. “We have experts available for personalized and confidential assistance with the FAFSA and other financial aid questions.”

Participants are asked to have available their social security number, driver’s license number, 2018 federal income tax returns (parent and student), alien registration or permanent resident card (if not a U.S. citizen) and untaxed income record (including workers’ compensation, child support, Veterans benefits, etc.).

Thank you from Neci Faine

I would like to thank everyone for their kind and thoughtful expressions of sympathy following the passing of my brother, Robert Earl Fain Sr. My family and I appreciate your support during this difficult time.

Neci Faine, duplication and mail center technician

Center for Academic Success offers virtual assistance to summer 2020 students

The LLCC Center for Academic Success is offering a variety of virtual services to summer 2020 students. Academic success professionals are available online to provide tutoring and study skills assistance. Students may schedule a Zoom appointment by calling 217-786-2396 or by sending an email to cas@llcc.edu. LLCC Math Center and Writing Center faculty also are available to provide assistance to students through Zoom. Hours of operation and specific instructions on how to access the Zoom rooms can be found at www.llcc.edu/math-center and www.llcc.edu/writing-center. For more information, contact the LLCC Center for Academic Success at 217-786-2396.

Thank you to all who assisted with the Virtual LLCC Experience

Join us on Zoom for a Virtual LLCC ExperienceThe second Virtual LLCC Experience was held yesterday afternoon. Prospective students met with faculty and staff via Zoom to take first steps toward enrollment and talk about financial aid, transfer and career training programs, online learning, student success, student support services, Outreach Centers and concurrent enrollment programs.

LLCC Public Relations and Marketing would like to thank all who assisted with this recruitment event. We sincerely appreciate you sharing your time, expertise and enthusiasm for LLCC!

Those who assisted include: Robin Ackman, Dr. Carmen Allen, Anne Armbruster, Chris Barry, Holly Bauman, Whitney Brandenburg, Dr. Victor Broderick, Debra Coet, Jacob Deters, Kim Eddings, Melissa Franzen, Holly Gietl, Cathy Huffman, Asia Jackson, Rashawn Jones, Leslie Johnson, Cheyenne Kesselring, Paula Luebbert, Dr. Cynthia Maskey, Alison Mills, Patrick Moore, Lori Large Oldenettel, Becky Parton, Nancy Sweet and Doris Williams.

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