Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and its nine colleges, including Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC), will deliver all classes for the 2021 Winter Session and 2021 Spring Semester in primarily remote/online learning environments for the remainder of the academic year, according to an email sent to district employees on September 11 from Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez.
LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez on behalf of the Board of Trustees has shared his welcome message for the official start of our 2020-2021 Academic Year. In the welcome, he addressed the impact of COVID-19, the 2020-21 budget, enrollment, racial equality and social justice, as well as much more. Read the welcome 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. Learn more.
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. The SRP will assist employees with their retirement
planning by providing supplemental income. Learn more and review the FAQ.
LACCD is conducting a survey to help understand the experiences of faculty and staff as we continue working in a remote environment. The survey responses are collected anonymously. Access and complete the survey 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.
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 here.
Employees and students as well external researchers may be permitted to conduct research at LASC providing that their work meets a certain standard of integrity, aligns with LACCD's mission and vision, and demonstrates a clear benefit to the District. To meet these criteria, the researcher must complete steps shared here.
LASC is in the process of updating its Strategic Education Master Plan for the next five years. Your feedback is important to this process. Take some time to complete a survey and contribute to our future. The survey is here.
In spring 2020, the President's Office established a short-term Presidential Task Force to refresh the college's  logo. The campus kick-off meeting for this task force is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, September 18, through Zoom. All welcome to attend and participate. LASC will be working with Mittera Creative Services to support our efforts in creating an engaging and refreshed new logo. Learn more.
LASC's Career Center will be hosting a virtual Job Shadow Career Assessment from 10:30 a.m. to noon this Wednesday, September 16, for students who need clarity on their career path. Make sure to register today.
The third annual Southern California Men of Color Conference is set to take place this October. LASC's Associated Students Organization goal is to recruit young men of color to the workshops who are attending a community college and empower them to vote, use their voice, and make a difference in their communities. Learn more and share with students.
Celebrate the signing of the Constitution with LASC's Associated Students Organization at 11 a.m. this Thursday, September 17, on Zoom. You will receive a copy of the Constitution and be able to register to vote. All invited. Learn more.
Invite your students to "Why You Need To Be An Active Reader" workshops on Zoom to learn how to better understand and remember what you read. The workshops are from 1-2 p.m. this Wednesday, September 16, as well as September 29. Learn more.
LASC's campus will host a drive-through clinic providing free flu shots sponsored by Ralphs Pharmacy from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, September 19, in Parking Lot 3. Enter campus via the Western Avenue entrance. The clinic is located in front of the Student Services Building. All are welcome to attend. 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.
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.
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 our 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