Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is in the process of updating its Strategic Education Master Plan for the next five years. Your feedback is important. Take some time to complete a survey and contribute to our future. The survey is here.
Los Angeles Community College District (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 for the remainder of the academic year. Learn more.
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.
Furniture and equipment are not reimbursable, so do not purchase these items out of pocket and request reimbursement. If you need supplies, work with your department supervisor and/or administrative secretary to request supplies you may need to work productively from home.
Does your employee laptop not connect to its built-in camera and microphone? If so, contact our IT Department by emailing LASC-TechSupport@laccd.edu or call (213) 460-3164. Students encountering this issue should email studenthelp@laccd.edu.

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 begin making plans to pick it up.
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.
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 October 9.
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.
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 our undocumented students. Consider donating. 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.
LASC's Associated Students Organization will host a Latino Heritage Month presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 22. Speaker Dr. Travis Dubry will discuss "Farm Laborers are Essential Workers: Now and in the Past."
Join the Zoom meeting here. The meeting ID is 972 0489 8623 Learn more. All invited.

Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager invites you to join her Economic Freedom Summit this week, a series of discussions about the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the road to recovery in Los Angeles. The event will take place over Zoom. RSVP is required to receive the log-in information. Learn more.
LASC's Professional Growth Committee will host a three-part Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA) series titled "Planting the Seeds of Justice: Unearthing Racism & Nurturing Equity" facilitated by Dr. Abdimalik Buul that starts at 10 a.m. Friday, September 25, on Zoom. All welcome. Learn more.
LASC's Black History Month Committee invites all employees to support them in delivering an awesome communal experience during Black History Month in February 2021. Please join the committee and start planning at 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, September 24, via Zoom. The Zoom meeting will be here. Meeting ID is 969 4016 5934
LASC's Career Center will be hosting an interactive Resume Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon this Wednesday, September 23, that will help students adjust their resume on the spot. This opportunity is only open to 10 students, so students should be encouraged to register today!
LASC's Dream Resource Center in collaboration with CHIRLA will have a free DACA renewal clinic on Tuesday, September 22. Immigration fees will be covered but space is limited. Appointments can be booked 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.
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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.
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.