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LAVC Monarch News Employee Newsletter - November 2019



Volume 1, Issue 3: November 2018


LAVC delegation at Women in Leadership Higher Education ConferenceFRC & Strengthening Working Families Highlighted as National Model

LAVC Online Job BoardLAVC Job Board Helps Connect Job Seekers with Job Opportunities

Graduate Mortarboard

English Dept. Offers AB705 Student Success Seminars for Faculty

Classified staff voting in Professional Development PollPD Corner: October Activities Recap & Upcoming B.U.I.L.D. Book Club Series



LAVC's Strengthening Working Families Highlighted as a National Model at the Women in Leadership Higher Education Conference

LAVC delegation at Women in Leadership Higher Education ConferenceThe LAVC Family Resource Center and Strengthening Working Families were showcased as national models of holistic family support at the "Women in Leadership Higher Education Conference" on October 2-3 at the Harvard Faculty Club. A team including Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Andra Hoffman, LAVC President Dr. Erika Endrijonas, LAVC Dean of Workforce Training Dr. Doug Marriott, and the LAVC Family Resource Center's Marni Roosevelt and Amber Angel shared by both programs have helped change the paradigm for student and workforce training participants in higher education. Read more on the LAVC News Blog.


LAVC Online Job Board Helps Students & Alumni Job Seekers Connect with Job Opportunities

LAVC Online Job BoardLAVC Cooperative Education/Job Resource Center has partnered with College Central Network to offer the free online job board for students, alumni, as well as community residents. The LAVC Online Job Board includes vital online job search resources such as an exclusive LAVC Job Board, Career Portfolio & Resume Builders, Job Central™ & Intern Central, Job Central™ Podcasts, and more. Employers are also able to post their job and internship opportunities for free. Read more on the LAVC News Blog.


LAVC English Department Offers Student Success Seminars for Faculty

Graduate MortarboardThe LAVC English Department is offering a new Student Success seminar series to provide faculty with strategies related to student success according to AB 705. Faculty can attend one of two workshop sessions offered in the following topics: "Reading Apprenticeship 1", "Reading Apprenticeship 2 / Threshold", "Culturally-Responsive Teaching & Equity", "Student Support Services and How to Use Them", "Technology in the Classroom", and "Faculty Support and Other Informative Skills". Students are also welcomed to attend. Read more on the LAVC News Blog.


LAVC ASU & Child Development Dept.'s Campus Food Drives Support our Helping Hands Pantry

ASU Canned Food Drive flyerThe LAVC Associated Student Union (ASU) and the LAVC Child Development Department are holding Food Drives on campus to help needy students by supporting the LAVC Helping Hands Pantry. Students, faculty, staff and the general public are encouraged to donate canned and non-perishable foods for the Child Development's Helping Hands Canned Food Drive to the Child Development Department Office (CDFC 166) or the ASU Holiday Canned Food Drive to the Student Life Office on the second floor of the Student Union (SU 208). Read more on the LAVC News Blog. 



October Professional Development Activities Recap & Upcoming B.U.I.L.D. Book Club Series

Classified staff voting in Professional Development PollIt’s been a very busy month for Professional Development! On October 9, the Classified Staff Development Committee hosted a Meet and Greet in the Professional Development Center (PDC). This was a time for the classified staff to drop in to meet Jeanne Owens, the new Professional Development coordinator, and get acquainted with resources offered at the PDC. Over 60 people attended this event, and participated in an informal poll to help determine professional development interests and needs.  According to that poll, many people would like to participate in professional development activities that involve learning about health and wellness, identifying personal strengths and how to use them, career building, and technology. A number of staff also signed up to begin practicing for the Microsoft Office Suite (MOS) test, which is available at the PDC. 

The work of creating a professional development program that meets the needs of all employee groups here at LAVC continues through the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI). On October 29, the IEPI Steering Committee met with our Partnership Resource Team (PRT) for their second visit on campus. After reviewing the information gathered on the first visit, the steering committee now begins the work of writing the plan for our professional development program. The plan will include objectives, timeline, and action steps.  This is an exciting time for professional development here at LAVC. 

Plans are being finalized at this time to launch a book group series titled B.U.I.L.D. (Belong, Uplift, Imagine, Learn, and Diversify). The B.U.I.L.D. series is will be an on-going professional development activity where all employees can come together to read, learn, and discuss while expanding viewpoints.  Our first book will be Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. The B.U.I.L.D. series will also include TED talks and campus speakers, so anyone can join the conversation—even if you don’t choose to read the book along with us. Please look for information regarding the B.U.I.L.D. series in upcoming emails from LAVC Professional Development. Details will also be posted on the Professional Development website and our Twitter feed.

Did you know that professional development has a Twitter account? You can follow PD activities and opportunities by connecting with us @LAVCProfDev. The Twitter feed is also live on the Professional Development website for any non-Tweeters.

Looking into our professional development future, we have a lot that will happen in the next year including an Employee Orientation program for all new employees on campus, a mentoring program, and the implementation of a Safe Zone Ally program on our campus. There is focus, support, and direction for professional development here at LAVC, and we are looking forward to sharing new opportunities with you.

For more information, contact Jeanne Owens at (818) 947-2569 or or Sally Raskoff at (818) 947-7256, stop by the Professional Development Center in Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC) 200, or visit the LAVC Professional Development Web page



The following is a selection of events & academic dates on the LAVC Calendar for November 2018 (as of 11/5/18):

Academic Dates & Holidays

Committee Meetings

Faculty/Staff Events

Athletic Events

Fine & Performing Arts Events

Campus Events & Activities

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