All of your efforts are appreciated. Our aspirations are to make sure we can meet the needs of as many students as is humanly possible.
Remote Learning Resources
Academic Innovation and eLearning
Know that you are not alone and that the AIeL team is here to support you with remote instruction. While working remotely, AIeL is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Skype, Microsoft Teams, email and office phone numbers. Blackboard support services for students and faculty are available through phone (217-786-2345), and the LLCC Helpdesk system (email@example.com or 217-786-2555) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The LLCC Library is available to help you remotely! Many library resources are already available online, and additional resources have been created. Visit the library’s Remote Services web guide to learn more. An LLCC Library YouTube channel is also available with library and information literacy video content. Feel free to check it out and use the short videos. Library faculty and staff can assist you with research, navigating electronic resources and successfully transitioning to a remote learning environment.
In light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some LLCC offices are open remotely. Staff are available by phone and online to assist students and the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LLCC main campus and Outreach Centers are offering select in-person services. Learn how visitors can schedule an appointment. All visitors must adhere to all safety guidelines, including:
- Completion of health questionnaire, including a temperature check upon arrival;
- Wearing of a face covering at all times;
- Maintaining social distancing (6 feet apart) whenever feasible;
- Following all directional signage regarding “traffic flow” throughout buildings;
- No additional guests accompanying you on your scheduled visit, unless approved in advance.
Return to On-Campus Operations and Protocols
LLCC began to gradually move back toward on-campus operations for some employees and students as of June 1. This gradual approach to re-opening our campuses prioritizes the safety and well being of our employees and students while beginning to restore some campus operations. The Cabinet has been busy developing return to work protocols and identifying what functions and employees will continue to operate remotely and those who will be brought back for on-campus operations. Supervisors are in contact with employees regarding work schedules. Some employees will continue to operate remotely, some will move back on campus, and others will alternate a few days per week.
For those employees returning to their work location, operations are different than what we are accustomed to. The following protocols must be adhered to for all employees working on campus:
Maintaining social distancing (6 feet apart) whenever feasible:
- Staying 6 feet away from others as a normal practice
- Avoiding entering and exiting buildings (i.e. leaving for the day) in groups
- Eliminating contact with others, such as handshakes or embracing co-workers, visitors or friends
- Avoiding touching surfaces touched by others, to the extent feasible
- Avoiding anyone who appears to be sick, or who is coughing or sneezing
- Following all directional signage regarding “traffic flow” throughout buildings
Wearing of a face covering at all times:
- Proper use of face mask or shield is required at all times by faculty and staff (unless faculty/staff are isolated in an office).
Completion of health questionnaires:
- Employees reporting to campus are required to submit daily Health Check 360 questionnaires before arriving on campus.
Limited building access and exit ways for open buildings:
- Follow Entry Only and Exit Only designations for doorways
Meetings involving four or more people need to be conducted remotely unless otherwise approved by their Cabinet level supervisor.
Attendance logs for on campus class meetings will be submitted to deans on a weekly basis.
If you have any questions regarding this guidelines, please reach out. We need to keep working together to ensure these guidelines are followed to maintain a safe working and learning environment. Thank you all for your efforts, and we hope everyone has a healthy and successful semester!
Health and Wellness
Faculty and staff who think they have been exposed to COVID-19 and exhibit symptoms of the coronavirus are encouraged to call their health care provider and follow their instructions.
Your well-being during these very challenging times is of the utmost importance. These are unprecedented times and the uncertainty around us, whether at work, at home or in the world, makes it extremely difficult to manage anxiety and stress levels. To that end, the college’s Employee Assistance Program has designed a series of three webinars to support your wellbeing as you navigate the road ahead: 1) Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic (25 min.), 2) Talking to your child about Covid-19 (23 min.) and 3) Introduction to Working Remotely (20 min.). These webinars are accessible at any time and are free.
Our partners at LifeSpeak have made resources available as a courtesy during these difficult times. They’ve posted three expert interviews around COVID that you can check out:
- What You Need to Know Now About the Coronavirus
- Managing Anxiety during the Coronavirus outbreak
- Social Distancing: What it means and how you can manage it in day-to-day life
Also videos are available from the CDC — a reliable resource for us all: VIDEOS: The Facts about COVID 19 from The CDC.
Employees who are unable to work due to illness, doctor’s appointment or other circumstances while working remotely, should use the appropriate sick, personal or vacation time and complete the Etrieve Certificate of Absence form. If you submitted CoAs for time you were intending to take off in the future, please review these submissions. If your plans have changed, please email your supervisor and firstname.lastname@example.org to request that the future CoA form be deleted.
For anyone whose vacation accrual will put them over the maximum balance limit (320 hours for full-time employees), HR will carryover that excess vacation accrual and track it separately from the system. Each month, HR will provide a report to those employees with carryover balances. Normal accruals with no carryover will resume Sept. 30, 2020. You will need to work with and seek approval from your supervisor on a plan to use vacation time that allows you to have a total vacation leave balance under the maximum limit. Should the stay-at-home order be extended further, this deadline may be extended.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law providing expanded FMLA leave specifically for the care of a child or children in the event of school or daycare closures related to COVID-19 and emergency paid sick leave. LLCC is adopting these provisions retroactive to March 16, 2020. Per the Act, these provisions are temporary, ending Dec. 31, 2020. As we have moved to remote operations, these provisions would not apply if you continue to be able to work remotely, or remain available to work, on a limited basis as scheduled for essential on-campus functions or if needed on any other basis. See an overview of each provision (expanded FMLA leave, paid emergency sick leave and insurance coverage) as it relates to LLCC.
Title VI & VII COVID Statement
During our time of remote working and learning, LLCC remains committed to providing a healthy, equitable learning and working environment. Members of the LLCC community should be aware of the these points regarding Title VI & Title VII.
Remote Access Knowledge Base
Review the Remote Access Knowledge Base to learn about helpful tips and information on trouble shooting remote access.
Practicing social distancing by replacing face-to-face meetings with web meetings using Microsoft Teams. All you need is a computer with a camera, microphone and speakers available. You can schedule Teams meetings using Outlook or start web meeting sessions on the fly with a simple audio or video call. IT is working to make the desktop Teams client available in the Software Center for PC users and Self Service for Mac users to download and will push out the application to any remaining employee workstations. If the desktop app is not available, you should be able to have full functionality in the web-based application in Office 365.
No camera, microphone or speakers available on your computer? No problem. You can use Microsoft Teams mobile app with any smart device including iPhone, iPads or Android devices too.
Would you like to learn more about MS Teams? View short video tutorials.
Connecting to your work computer from home or any remote location is easy using VPN and Remote Desktop Connection (RDC). See instructions to install VPN on your home computer, connect to LLCC network using VPN and access your work computer using RDC.
Many staff and faculty have or will transition to working remotely with access to Colleague and other resources while using VPN and a Remote Desktop Connection. IT is aware that there may be reports needed that are printed to a physical printer. In order to alleviate potential printing issues, effective the morning of Monday, March 23 all printing from Colleague will be disabled. This will allow any reports and documents printed from Colleague to be available from EasySpooler.
If you frequently run reports that print directly, IT can give you access to your EasySpooler print queue. To obtain access, please submit a Help Desk ticket with the name of your Colleague printer, i.e. ITS01SPLX. Like Colleague, the EasySpooler application can be accessed via a web browser with a VPN and Remote Desktop Connection (you must use both VPN and RDC for EasySpooler) to your work computer.
If you infrequently run a report that prints directly, you can submit a Help Desk ticket and an IT staff member can get a copy of the report for you.
All non-essential employee travel is suspended for the foreseeable future. Any previously approved employee travel must be resubmitted for consideration.
Last Updated: Aug. 12, 2020 | 2:20 p.m. CDT