LLCC and UIS enhance transfer admission agreement

Dr. Jason Dockter, LLCC associate vice president of academic services; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; Dr. Janet L. Gooch, UIS Chancellor; and Kathryn Kleeman, UIS director of admissions
Officials of LLCC and UIS signed an agreement today enhancing their partnership to ensure a smooth transition for LLCC students to complete bachelor’s degrees at UIS. The agreement also allows UIS students to utilize reverse transfer credits to complete associate degrees.

Dr. Warren and Dr. Gooch signing the agreementThe transfer admission guarantee agreement enhances advising and coordination of course selection. LLCC graduates transferring to UIS would be admitted as juniors and have the admission application fee waived. They would also be eligible for priority registration the semester before transferring and for transfer merit scholarships based on their grade point average.

“This agreement is representative of our shared commitment to student success and to supporting students throughout their academic journey,” said Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president. “LLCC students have an opportunity to earn an associate degree with us while also having the support and a clear path provided for admission to UIS to earn their bachelor’s degree. This also reflects our continued commitment to our community, keeping local to study, live and contribute to a vibrant economy.”

“This agreement further strengthens the partnership between our two institutions,” said Dr. Janet L. Gooch, UIS chancellor. “It also shows that UIS and LLCC continue to work collaboratively so students have a streamlined path to succeed in their educational and career goals. Both institutions have a strong reputation for building leaders and keeping them here in the community.”

Both LLCC and UIS provide in-person and online course options. LLCC offers more than 30 majors designed for transfer to a four-year university as well as career training degree and certificate programs. UIS offers 49 bachelor’s degrees, 51 master’s degrees and a variety of professional certifications that encompass a wide range of professions.

LLCC students interested in transferring to UIS to complete a bachelor’s degree should speak with their student success coach.

2021-2022 new full-time faculty

The 2021-2022 new full-time faculty recently had their last orientation session of the year. During the session they had a special visit from LLCC’s mascot, Linc!

Left to right: Travis Rath, instructor of nursing; Angie Smith, instructor of nursing; Derek Matlock, Instructor of Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating; LincJustin Cobb, assistant professor of biology, anatomy & physiology; David Park, assistant professor, microbiology; and Marcie Leonard, assistant professor of nursing

Left to right: Travis Rath, instructor of nursing; Angie Smith, instructor of nursing; Derek Matlock, Instructor of Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating; Linc; Justin Cobb, assistant professor of biology, anatomy & physiology; David Park, assistant professor, microbiology; and Marcie Leonard, assistant professor of nursing

New engineering partnership agreement with SIUE

LLCC Academic Services and Student Success are happy to announce that the college recently signed a partnership agreement with SIUE for engineering, which is effective August 2022. Partnership agreements, formerly known as 2+2 agreements, assist LLCC students navigate the transfer process with support from their student success coach as well as early advising and connection with SIUE. If you have any questions or would like your student(s) to learn more, please reach out to Claire Heffron-McKinney (claire.heffron-mckinney@llcc.edu) or Alex Berry (alex.berry@llcc.edu).

You can find more information about this partnership at https://www.siue.edu/transfer/partnership-programs/llcc-pathway-program.shtml.

You can find more information about other partnerships we have at www.llcc.edu/partnership-agreements.

Still time to register for the NISOD Fall Virtual Conference

NISOD Fall Virtual Conference October 20-22, 2021Academic Services has purchased an institutional license for NISOD’s Fall Virtual Conference to be held Oct. 20-22, 2021. The institutional registration allows all LLCC employees to register at no cost for this event.

Registering for the conference will provide access to 65 live sessions, three keynote sessions, over 40 on-demand sessions and countless opportunities to connect with colleagues throughout the event. In addition, you will have access for 12 months to watch sessions you may have missed during the live event.

All you need to do to participate without cost is register here using your college email address. 

NISOD Fall Virtual Conference

NISOD Fall Virtual Conference October 20-22, 2021LLCC Academic Services has purchased an institutional license for NISOD’s Fall Virtual Conference to be held Oct. 20-22. The institutional registration allows all LLCC employees to register at no cost for this event.

Registering for the conference will provide access to 65 live sessions, three keynote sessions, over 40 on-demand sessions and countless opportunities to connect with colleagues throughout the event. In addition, you will have access for 12 months to watch sessions you may have missed during the live event.

All you need to do to participate without cost is register here using your college email address. 

Email becky.parton@llcc.edu with any questions.

CircleIn webinar today, 3-3:45 p.m.

As a reminder, LLCC is continuing its partnership with CircleIn throughout this academic year. To help ensure familiarity with CircleIn and the platform, we’re hosting a webinar today, Sept. 7, from 3-3:45 p.m. Please plan to attend to learn more about CircleIn and their efforts to increase student retention and success.

CircleIn will share details on how their app helps students to study remotely, to collaborate with their classmates, to feel connected when studying together and to stay productive, even while at a distance on CircleIn.

Agenda:

  • Overview of their NSF-backed model
  • Background on the literature and research supporting development of the platform
  • How CircleIn is using the internet to change the culture of studying to help students be far more productive
  • The top study applications that students will have access to
  • How CircleIn is “hands-off” for faculty
  • Q&A

Joining Webinar

Please attend the CircleIn webinar via this ZOOM link.

CircleIn webinar Sept. 7

LLCC is continuing its partnership with CircleIn throughout this academic year. To help ensure familiarity with CircleIn and the platform, we’re hosting a webinar on Sept. 7 from 3-3:45 p.m. Please plan to attend to learn more about CircleIn and their efforts to increase student retention and success.

CircleIn will share details on how their app helps students to study remotely, to collaborate with their classmates, to feel connected when studying together and to stay productive, even while at a distance on CircleIn.

Agenda:

  • Overview of their NSF-backed model
  • Background on the literature and research supporting development of the platform
  • How CircleIn is using the internet to change the culture of studying to help students be far more productive
  • The top study applications that students will have access to
  • How CircleIn is “hands-off” for faculty
  • Q&A

Joining Webinar

Please attend the CircleIn webinar via this ZOOM link.

CircleIn webinar Sept. 7

LLCC is continuing its partnership with CircleIn throughout this academic year. To help ensure familiarity with CircleIn and the platform, we’re hosting a webinar on Sept. 7 from 3-3:45 p.m. Please plan to attend to learn more about CircleIn and their efforts to increase student retention and success.

CircleIn will share details on how their app helps students to study remotely, to collaborate with their classmates, to feel connected when studying together and to stay productive, even while at a distance on CircleIn.

Agenda:

  • Overview of their NSF-backed model
  • Background on the literature and research supporting development of the platform
  • How CircleIn is using the internet to change the culture of studying to help students be far more productive
  • The top study applications that students will have access to
  • How CircleIn is “hands-off” for faculty
  • Q&A

Joining Webinar

Please attend via this ZOOM link.