Have questions for Los Angeles Southwest College's (LASC) 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 Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), LASC and 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

"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 3 p.m. Thursday, October 8. Learn more.
LACCD's Health Benefits Open Enrollment continues through October 16. Learn more. Virtual Open Enrollment health fairs for Actives and Adjuncts will continue this week at 10 a.m. Friday, October 9. Learn more.
If you need to return to campus to pick-up materials from your office, processes and guidelines have been put in place. Click here for more information.

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. 
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 so employees can talk with experts from the pension plan in which they are enrolled about this opportunity. The next one is at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 6. Learn more.
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.
LASC's Winter Session schedule has just been released. Winter Session classes last just five weeks from January 4, 2021, to February 7, 2021. Learn more. Fall Semester's Late-Start Classes are just eight weeks and last from October 26 to December 20, 2020. View the schedule.
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.
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.
As LASC President Dr. Seher Awan enters her third year as president, she continues to value feedback on how she can grow within her role. Please take two minutes to provide her feedback using a survey that can be found here.
LASC's next Logo Refresh Presidential Taskforce meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon October 14. The meeting will include a review of sketches of potential logos. If you missed the taskforce's first meeting on September 18, you can watch a recording of it here. The information about this Taskforce is also posted on the Public Relations webpage and can be found here.
Faculty members can self-enroll in LACCD's Canvas Resources shell to access supporting materials for online teaching and Canvas. Enroll at this link.
Expecting something from LASC's Receiving Department? The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you have questions about your order, email robinsbc@lasc.edu with your vendor information and purchase order number and make plans to pick it up.
As we enter into October, 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'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. Learn more. The next training is 1 to 3:30 Friday, October 9.
Contact your department supervisor and/or administrative secretary to request supplies you may need to work productively from home. Furniture and equipment are not reimbursable, so do not purchase these items out of pocket and request reimbursement.
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 Lakin Fitness and Wellness 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 an #LAvotes poll worker? Register here.
LASC's Trio Scholars Program's goal is to assist students in obtaining their associate's degree and transfer to a four-year college/university of their choice. The program will have Zoom orientations at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays through this Wednesday, October 7. All students are welcome to check them out. Learn more.
LASC's Associated Students Organization will host comedy and karaoke at 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, on Zoom. It’s time to bring the fun to this semester! Take a break from your busy day of lectures, discussion posts and emails to let your mind unwind and let this event put a smile on your face with special guest comedian Lewis Dix. All are welcome to attend. Learn more
The Guided Pathways Student
Workgroup wants to hear what LASC can do to help and guide students on their path to success. The next meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8, on Zoom. They want all students to be heard! Students can RSVP here. Learn more.
LASC's Counselors will host all-day Zoom sessions from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout October. Reach out to a counselor and get the support you need. Learn more.

Know any students who want to play women's basketball with the LASC Cougars and Head Coach Cortney Booker? It's not too late for anyone interested in playing in 2021. The journey begins by enrolling in the Kinesiology Athletics 552 course that starts Wednesday, October 10. For more information, contact Coach Booker at bookercl@lasc.edu or (562) 206-9118.
LASC's Dream Resource Center will host a series of informational events throughout the Fall Semester. Learn more about them here. All are invited to participate and connect. On Tuesday, October 6, the center and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights will offer legal consultations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center embraces and celebrates diversity and aims to be a resource for undocumented immigrant students and their families.
LASC is in the process of updating its Strategic Education Master Plan for the next five years. The opinions, feedback, and voice from students are all important to this process. On Wednesday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, LASC's Academic Affairs Office is hosting a Zoom open forum just for students to discuss questions related to improving LASC. All students can participate. Learn more.
The petition process to qualify as a Fall 2020 graduate or to receive a certificate will finish this Thursday, October 8. Students are invited to review their graduation eligibility with a college counselor as their petition will only be accepted if signed or approved by a counselor. If students have questions, they should contact a counselor via live chat.
LASC's Student Success Center will present a workshop at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, titled "7 Reading Strategies You Should Know!" This workshop on Zoom will discuss techniques for processing what students read and recalling information after they read and much more. Learn more.
The Student Success Center's 1 p.m. Thursday, October 8, workshop on Zoom will introduce strategies to support students to best read their textbooks. Learn more.

Do you know students who have questions about transferring?
EOPSCARE, and NextUP in collaboration with the Transfer Center will present a transfer workshop at noon on Wednesday, October 7, to answer student questions and concerns about preparing to transfer to the university system. 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.
Take a moment to catch up on more of the latest LASC news.
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.
Plan your schedule and other activities around LASC's academic calendar.
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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.