There will be no Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) classes in recognition of the Veteran's Day holiday on Wednesday, November 11. Classes will resume Thursday, November 12. Thank you to all veterans for their service to our country. To learn more about LASC's Veterans' Resource Center, visit this link.
LASC will have a special on-campus Thanksgiving food distribution event for its students at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 24. While supplies last, students can drive-thru campus and receive a free turkey and a gift card. To donate, visit this link or learn more.
Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) will present a critical discussion titled "Pursuing Racial Equity in Police Reform" on racial disparities in policing and potential solutions to reduce those disparities at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 12. Register here or learn more.

LASC employees can borrow free-standing computer monitors, office chairs, and other classroom tools that might be needed to work from home. Submit your request here. Once approved, you will also need to fill out the return to campus form here.
LACCD's 2021 Winter Session and Spring Semester classes will remain predominately online due to the COVID-19 public health pandemic. Classes returning to in-person modalities during that time will only occur based on the prevailing Health Orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and in accordance with the Health Department’s Reopening Protocols for Institutes of Higher Education. Learn more.

If you have questions about the work of LACCD's Emergency Operations Center, check out its recovery plan, policies and other information at this link. Past and future safety advisories produced by the EOC can be found here.

LACCD has several webinars scheduled in the weeks ahead to support faculty with their online instruction. Learn more. Do you have general Canvas/online learning questions and requests? Email lasc-dehelpdesk@lasc.edu for support.

Need to take Introduction to Online Teaching (ITC) or Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (IOTL)? The next courses start Monday, November 9. Register now in the Vision Resource Center from the SIS Portal at mycollege.laccd.edu.
LASC's Distance Education support team of Assistant Professor Gail Amos, Counselor Brandy Robinson, and Associate Professor Travis DuBry will be available for faculty through Zoom at the following times:
LACCD's Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will have standing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) training for hiring committee members and EEO representatives during the Fall Semester. Training is open to all employees, but an RSVP is required. The next training starts at 1 p.m. November 19. Learn more.

In an effort to assist faculty with locating Open Educational Resources (OER) for their courses, LASC's OER Liaison is holding open office hours on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join the OER Zoom session every Wednesday here. Meeting ID is 984 0491 1893. For more information, contact samaiep@lasc.edu.
You can now add Library Research Guides and other library tools into your Canvas course. This is possible by using External Tools in Canvas. Follow the instructions on the faculty tab from the library webpage. LASC Librarians have created a series of subject specific research guides to help students with their research. See the list of subject guides on the Library A-Z Research Guides. For any questions or assistance with embedding library resources into your course, contact lasclibrary@lasc.edu.
LASC has initiated a telephone
hotline for employees and students to call with any general issues or concerns they might have related to the LACCD and LASC operations as well as the impact of COVID-19. Contact the FreshDesk/FreshCaller hotline from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at (323) 274-1680 or
LACCD will provide hands-on beginner, intermediate and expert SAP training as well as eBTA training for initiators and approvers for LASC employees. Learn more. 
LASC's Trio Scholars program is hosting an "Applying to the CSU" workshop on Zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in November. All students are invited to learn the best process to apply to transfer to the California State University system. Learn more.
Do you know someone interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant? Invite them to attend a mandatory orientation in November that will get them started at LASC toward this rewarding career. The next orientation is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, on Zoom. Learn more.
LASC's Dream Resource Center in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health will be hosting a Grief and Loss Workshop on Tuesday, November 10, from noon to 1 p.m. on Zoom. Learn more.
LASC's Student Health Center is offering 100 free flu shots. After they are all gone, they will be $5. Students should schedule their appointment today. Learn more.
LASC's Student Sucess Center will have Linear Function Review Workshops to help students review the process of two linear functions at 2 p.m. Thursdays throughout November. The next workshop is at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 12, on Zoom. Learn more.
Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking Student Workshops will be held in November and put on by the Student Success Center. The next workshop will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, to discuss "7 Reading Stratgies You Should Know." Learn more.
LASC's Student Success Center will host Conversational English Language workshops throughout November on Zoom. Attendees will practice speaking English while talking about careers, college, cooking, exercise, and more.
The next workshop is 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 11. Learn more.
LASC's Transfer Center is ready to assist students throughout the process of transferring to a university. The Transfer Center will provide students with the information and resources they'll need to smoothly and successfully transfer to a four-year institution. There are workshops every week. Learn more.
Students are invited to join LASC's Librarians on Zoom and learn how to cite sources and format your research papers. The next MLA workshop will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November, 10, and the next APA workshops will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 9, and Thursday, November 12. Learn more.
LASC's Student Success Center Committee presents its 2020 Fall Semester Virtual Poster Showcase. Students who enter the competition could win one of several prizes. Topics for the poster include voter suppression, homelessness, crimes against women, digital divide during COVID-19, climate change, and racial disparities in law enforcement. Learn more.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, LASC's campus is closed to the public, but almost all classes are offered in a remote learning (online) model using Canvas and all student services and business operations will be offered online. Keep up with the latest CVOID-19 news with LACCD's FAQ page.
LASC has a wealth of virtual classroom support available for students this Fall Semester. Learn more. Also, students can live chat with our support programs by visiting this link. Resources such as housing, WiFi, and food accessibility are also available to students here.
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LASC's Academic Senate and College Council committees provide leadership for the overall direction and support of the college. Take a moment to review the committees' 2020 Fall Semester meeting schedules.
This Fall Semester, LASC will have an “Administrator On Duty” on Zoom from 5-8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays to ensure everything is running smoothly with online instruction and support services. If you encounter any issues, contact the administrator on Zoom and they will provide assistance.
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LASC's President Dr. Seher Awan is inviting all employees to a virtual town hall at 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday to receive updates and chat questions to her. The Town Hall can be accessed via Zoom at tinyurl.com/TownHallatLASC or by phone at (669) 900-6833. Meeting ID is 924 9400 3345 Last week's town hall can be viewed here.