Los Angeles Community College District's (LACCD) Emergency Operations Center has updated its equipment loan policy. Equipment loans during this emergency period to faculty, staff, or unclassified employees must be for the sole purpose of furthering the District’s mission. Learn more.
If you need to return to Los Angeles Southwest College's (LASC) campus to pick-up materials from your office, processes and guidelines have been put in place. Click here for more information.


"Show Me Respect," a professional development training series designed to offer compelling, effective training on today’s toughest topics and help participants understand and avoid behaviors that hurt or disrespect others, has its next workshop "The Respectful Communicator" at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 22. Learn more.
LACCD's Health Benefits Open Enrollment continues through Friday, October 16. Learn more. Virtual Open Enrollment health fairs for Actives and Adjuncts will continue this week next at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 15. Learn more.
LACCD's Board of Trustees has approved the first-ever resolution for an LGBTQIA+ Bill of Rights on behalf of students, faculty and staff. Trustee David Vela, who chairs the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on LGBTQIA+ Affairs, called for the resolution to serve as a national role model for other community colleges to follow. Learn more.
Are you prepared for the next big earthquake? Earthquakes can happen anywhere you work, live, or travel, which is why everyone, everywhere should know how to protect themselves should an earthquake occur. So, get ready to Stop, Drop, Cover and Hold—at home—on Thursday, October 15, at 10:15 a.m. as part of the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill! Learn more.
LACCD's Risk Management staff and Alliant Insurance Services, the District's insurance broker, are co-presenting a webinar to assist employees working from home with guidance and tools for setting up a comfortable and efficient work area. The first session, "Simple Ergonomic Tips for Setting Up Your Workstation," will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 13. Learn more.
LACCD's Training and Development Program will present Essential Skills for Successful Management workshops throughout October. The professional development sessions will bring a wealth of skill, wisdom, and insight to help managers, supervisors, deans, and administrators. Learn more.
Have questions for LASC's Information Technology (IT) Department? They can be reached at LASC-TechSupport@laccd.edu or (213) 460-3164. Students encountering any issues can email studenthelp@laccd.edu.
LASC has initiated a telephone 
hotline for faculty, students and staff 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's Board of Trustees has approved the offering of a Supplementary Retirement Plan (SRP) to District employees who are eligible to retire under CalPERS or CalSTRS. Learn more and review the FAQ. Virtual Workshops have been scheduled on Zoom so employees can talk with experts from the pension plan in which they are enrolled about this opportunity. The next workshop is at 3 p.m. Monday, October 12. Learn more.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Professional Development College (PDC), a comprehensive professional development resource for all faculty, staff, and administrators in California community colleges, continues to add new courses and openly licensed Canvas modules for incorporation into local professional development opportunities. Learn more.
LASC's Student Health Center would like to inform students about their services by making a virtual visit to classrooms to give a brief five-minute presentation. Email laschealthcenter@lasc.edu to let them know dates and times that work for your class.
The Los Angeles Community Colleges remains committed to standing with DACA recipients and other undocumented immigrants and providing them with educational opportunities. The Foundation for Los Angeles Community College has created a giving campaign for LACCD's undocumented students. Consider donating. Learn more.
LASC's next Logo Refresh Presidential Taskforce meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, October 14 on Zoom. The meeting will include a review of sketches of potential logos. All are invited to attend. Additional information about this meeting and this Taskforce is posted on LASC's Public Relations webpage here.
In response to a report by Cambridge West Partnership earlier this year, LASC's Fiscal Recovery and Long-Term Sustainability Taskforce has completed the first draft of its work plan. This is a living document that will be updated monthly. You can find more information here.
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 2020 Fall Semester. Training is open to all employees, but an RSVP is required. The next training is 1 to 3:30 October 22. Learn more.
LASC's President Dr. Seher Awan wants to invite you to participate in some fun virtual activities to celebrate Halloween together as a campus. The President's Office will be hosting a virtual costume contest and room/door decorating contest with judging from 1-3 p.m. Friday, October 30. Let’s get spooky and have some fun! Learn more.
LACCD and its nine colleges, including LASC, will deliver all classes for the 2021 Winter Session and 2021 Spring Semester in primarily remote/online learning environments. Learn more. LASC's Winter Session schedule can be viewed here.
Even though LASC's physical library is closed, faculty librarians are available to provide research instruction on a variety of topics. If you are interested in having a librarian visit your class, submit an instruction request form and a librarian will be assigned to your class.
The Inglewood Alumnae Chapter of Delta Signa Theta Sorority will present a candidates and issues forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 13. Candidates from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors 2nd District race and the District Attorney's race will be in attendance as will representatives of Propositions 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 and 25. All welcome. Learn more.
LASC's Lakin Center will serve as an in-person voting center from October 24 to November 3 for the upcoming General Election. Voters will be able to cast their ballots in-person or drop-off their mail-in ballots from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. October 24 to November 2 and from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day, November 3. Register to vote here. Interested in being a #LAvotes poll worker? Register here. Also, LASC has a drop-off ballot box near the Denker Avenue entrance to campus off of Imperial Highway.
Come join us for ¡Bienvenidos! In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, Apple invites you to join and listen to Latinx employees as they share their diverse career journeys at a Career Panel Discussion at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 15. Learn more.
LASC's Counselors will host all-day Zoom sessions from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout October. Students should reach out to a counselor and get the support they need. Learn more.

Students are invited to join LASC's Library in hands-on, online workshops on Zoom and improve their skills in citing sources. Students will learn how to cite books, articles, videos, and how to properly list sources. Learn more. The next APA workshop is 3 p.m. Monday, October 12, and the next MLA workshop is 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 13.
In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, LASC's Art Gallery presents “I’m Only Dreaming,” a solo exhibition by artist Chris Garcia. Chris, who is in his last year studying at LASC, is an interdisciplinary artist working in a variety of media and symbolism, dream imagery and portraits, including self-portraiture and Native American and Mesoamerican people. To view the exhibition, visit the Gallery's Facebook Page.

The Student Success Center will host English Conversational Language workshops in October. Students are invited to practice their conversation and improve their pronunciation. The next workshop is at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 15. Learn more.
program will have a "Check-In" at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 14.
The 'Check-In' allows current CARE students to connect with other parenting students, share resources and have an open dialogue receive beneficial resource and service information from LASC's own Student Health Center. Learn more.
LASC's Behavioral and Social Sciences Department will host its Media Literacy Project to educate LASC students in methods to better access, analyze, evaluate, and create media. The next talk is "Fake News, Privacy and Democracy" at 5 p.m. this Wednesday, October 14, with LASC Sociology Professor Dr. Kristine Wright. All welcome. Learn more.
presents "Deconstructing Paragraphs" workshops in October. The workshops will review the step-by-step process to create effective paragraphs. The next Zoom workshop will be Tuesday, October 13, at 2 p.m. Learn more.
LASC's Trio Scholars program is hosting an "Applying to the CSU" workshop on Zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in October and November. All students are invited to attend to learn the best process to apply to transfer to the California State University system. Learn more.
LASC's Transfer Center is ready to assist students throughout the process of transferring to a university. The center will provide students with the information and resources they'll need to smoothly and successfully transfer to a four-year institution. Invite students to stop by one of the center's upcoming workshops. 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.