Welcome to summer session!

Summer ClassesWe welcome students as summer session and Mod 5 weekday classes begin today! Volunteers will be assisting at the welcome table in A. Lincoln Commons,  helping answer students’ questions and providing directions.

LLCC named in top Illinois online criminal justice programs

Illinois Top 10 Criminal Justice Programs. CriminalJusticeDegreeHub.comLLCC has been named a top college in Illinois for online criminal justice programs by Criminal Justice Degree Hub in its recently published “10 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs in Illinois for 2021.” LLCC is ranked No. 10.

An announcement of the rankings states, “An online criminal justice degree program from one of Illinois’ colleges and universities helps working professionals make advances in their career … Students who need flexibility in their education due to work obligations are well-served.”

“LLCC offers online options for the associate in arts and associate in applied science degrees in criminal justice,” explains Becky Parton, dean of academic innovation and eLearning at LLCC. “Our faculty receive intensive training in online teaching, and with a low student-to-faculty ratio, our online students receive personal attention in their classes.”

For 24 years, LLCC has provided affordable, high quality courses online and maintains the highest level of accreditation for online teaching from the Higher Learning Commission.

Updated user guide for working with student and contractual workers

Attention hiring managers: The user guide for working with student and contractual workers has been updated and is available on the HR Portal page. This guide provides you with your responsibilities in the process and step-by-step directions. Please visit the Student Worker Hiring page and the Contractual Worker Hiring page to access this updated guide and other resources. Please contact LLCC Human Resources if you have any questions.

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Updated college Letterhead available

Updated versions of the LLCC letterhead are available. The LLCC Printshop has hard copies of the main LLCC letterhead available for pickup. A digital MS Word version is available on the LLCC Employee Portal  > PRM Sharepoint page > LLCC Letterhead. To use, please download to desktop and then open in Word, or right–click on the more options icon (the three dots to the right of the file name) and open with Word.

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Returning to campus technology tips

As we return to working in person, what once was common practice may not be as familiar. In an effort to assist you with the transition, please see the following technology tips. As always, should you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IT Helpdesk.

Teams/Zoom meetings

If you plan to attend a Teams or Zoom meeting and participate with video, you will need a webcam on the device used. Example: You borrowed an LLCC laptop with a built-in webcam while working off campus. Your office PC may not be equipped with a webcam; you should check for this prior to your next scheduled meeting that a webcam is needed for. Audio can be accessed by following the application dial-in options.


You saved documents to a borrowed LLCC laptop and now you need to access these from your office workstation. Please sign into OneDrive on the web and upload any saved documents from the laptop.


Your office phone shows an X next to your name, another error or does not have a dial tone. Restart your office phone by pressing the Menu button, then selecting Maintenance and Reboot. Restart your office workstation after the phone issue has been resolved. See the Skype Phones page on the IT Portal for more details, or contact the IT Helpdesk for further assistance.


Printing to an MFP – if you have changed your password at any time, you must change your password in the Job Handling tab within Printing Preferences. An indication of an incorrect password will be that the MFP acts as if the print job will release, but does not and no jobs are waiting in the print queue.

Printing a PDF to an MFP – if you open a document in PDF format and rather than opening in Adobe Acrobat Reader or Pro, if this opens in an Internet Browser, do not proceed. Please contact the IT Helpdesk for assistance with setting the default app to open with Adobe.


If it has been some time since your computer has been restarted, and the system is performing poorly, it is recommended that you either shutdown or restart your workstation. If you had an issue and your phone was restarted, you should restart your office computer as well.

When requesting assistance from the IT Helpdesk, you can contact us by submitting a ticket in KACE (all tickets should initiate with the IT Helpdesk queue), email a question, request or to report an issue, call us during our scheduled hours or stop by in person. We’re located right outside of the library main entrance in Sangamon Hall. Please visit our website for assistance with online accounts, WiFi, email, our IT channel on YouTube and information on cybersecurity, or visit the IT page on the Employee Portal.

IT Helpdesk

https://help.llcc.edu – submit a ticket to the IT Helpdesk queue, view your tickets, regardless of queue
helpme@llcc.edu – ask a question or request assistance
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between semesters)
https://it.llcc.edu – IT Services website
https://llcconline.sharepoint.com/IT/SitePages/Home.aspx – Employee Portal > IT

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Congratulations Jessie Blackburn

Jessie BlackburnJessie Blackburn, director, LLCC-Litchfield, recently graduated with high honors from UIS with a Master of Arts in education and a certificate in online pedagogy in higher education. Congratulations!

Welcome Kyle Roughan

Kyle RoughanKyle Roughan, recently began work as LLCC’s student engagement coordinator. Previously, he worked as a residence director for University of Illinois Springfield. He earned a master’s degree in college student personnel from Arkansas Technical University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in women and gender studies from Eastern Connecticut State University. He can be reached at kyle.roughan@llcc.edu or 217-786-2315. Welcome, Kyle!

Congratulations Casey Hoenes

Congratulations to Casey Hoenes, assistant professor of nursing, and his wife on the recent birth of their son. Baby Wade was born on May 24, 2021, and all are happy and healthy. Congratulations, Hoenes family!

Benefits enrollment assistance

If you would like assistance with the new benefit enrollment system, HR staff will be available to assist at an open lab. You may stop in at any time during the open lab time period for assistance.

June 3, 3-5 p.m. in Sangamon 1101
June 10, 3-5 p.m. in Sangamon 1101

As a reminder, the deadline to complete open enrollment for your FY2022 benefits is just around the corner on June 10. If you have completed your open enrollment, thank you! If you have not, please do so as soon as possible.

To access the benefit enrollment system, please go to the HR Portal using the link below. You will then click on the PlanSource Benefit Enrollment Platform icon at the top of the page. You will be asked to provide your LLCC email address and email password as a means to log into the system. You will then click on the orange “Get Started” or “Continue Enrollment” button to begin. The system will walk you through each benefit, in order. Best practice is to follow the system workflow.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to Nicole Ralph or Kim Elder.

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