Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has approved Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) employees borrowing 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 fifth annual Disability Summit is from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, October 30. This year’s theme is “Access vs. Accommodation: A Strategy for Inclusion” and will feature speakers from the California Community Colleges Accessibility Center as well as opening remarks by LACCD Chancellor Dr. Francisco Rodriguez. All welcome to attend. Flex credit available. Learn more. Questions? Contact gonzala@lamission.edu
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 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 29. Learn more.
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. Friday, November 6. Learn more.
LASC's Distance Education support team of Gail Amos, Brandy Robinson, and Travis Du Bry will be available for faculty through Zoom at the following times:
Need to take Introduction to Online Teaching (ITC) or Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (IOTL) courses? The next courses start Monday, October 26. Register now in the Vision Resource Center from the SIS Portal at mycollege.laccd.edu.
LibreTexts' mission is to unite students, faculty, and scholars in a cooperative effort to develop an easy-to-use online platform for the construction, customization, and dissemination of open educational resources (OER) to reduce the burdens of textbook costs to students and society. Learn more about this support resource.
LASC is working on its first-ever virtual tour and a taskforce working on the project wants your input. Take a few moments to fill out a survey here and share with the task force what areas in the surrounding community you'd like to see highlighted in the tour videos.
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.
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 have 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.
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 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

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. through November 2 and from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day, November 3. Also, LASC now has a drop-off ballot box set up near the Denker Avenue entrance to campus off of Imperial Highway. Drop your mail-in ballot off in a safe and secure location.
is presenting "Deconstructing Paragraphs" workshops that will review the step-by-step process to create effective paragraphs. The next Zoom workshop will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 27. Students can register here. Learn more.
The Student Success Center will host English Conversational Language workshops in October. Students can practice their English conversation and improve their pronunciation. The next workshop is at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 29. 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 are welcome to reach out to a counselor and get the support they need. Learn more.
Students studying Behavioral and Social Science who have questions about their academic pathways should drop-in and learn more about them at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 27 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 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 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.