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Looking for an Open Class? Check the Summer and Fall Open Classes Listings on the LAVC Web site
LAVC Academic Affairs Office has posted open classes listings for Summer Session 2015 and Fall Semester 2015 on the LAVC Schedule of Classes Web Page. These regularly updated lists note all the Summer Session 2015 and Spring Semester 2015 class sections with available seats. Please note: The open classes list information is not live, therefore some class sections may be closed by the time a student registers. Students who wish to add a class that has been listed as full, can attend the first day of classes to request an add slip from the instructor. For more information, visit the "Open Classes List" under Summer Session 2015 and Fall Semester 2015 on the LAVC Schedule of Classes Web Page.
Deadline: June 5
LAVC Congratulates Its Graduates Transferring to Four-Year Colleges/Universities on the College's Electronic Marquees
Los Angeles Valley College will be acknowledging its Class of 2015 graduates who will be transferring to four-year colleges and universities in Fall 2015 on the college's two electronic marquees on Burbank Boulevard and Fulton Avenue, and Oxnard Street and Fulton Avenue. If any student would like to note the school they will be transferring to, he/she must email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, student ID number, and the name of the college/university they will be transferring to for Fall 2015 by Friday, June 5. For more information, contact the LAVC Public Relations Office at (818) 947-2433 or email email@example.com.
Want to Be Alerted During a Campus Emergency? Give LAVC Your Cell Phone and Alternate Email to Receive Emergency Alert Notifications
LAVC is urging all LAVC students, faculty and staff to provide their emergency contact information to Valley College. Students must provide their information on the LAVC Connect portal; faculty and staff can update their information on the PCR (District Portal). This information will be used to contact all students, faculty and staff during a campus emergency. Since 2014, LAVC has been using Blackboard Connect to send emergency alert notifications; this system allows the college to simultaneously send students, staff and faculty by email, voice, and text message. In the event of a campus emergency, current students will automatically receive alert notifications to their LACCD email address and their primary phone number (according to the LACCD Student Information System); LAVC faculty and staff will automatically receive notifications to their LAVC email address. Text message notifications and notifications to a personal email addresses will ONLY be sent to students, faculty and staff who have provide that type of emergency contact information. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the LAVC Emergency Response Plan Web Page.
2014-2015 Academic Year
Attention Students! LAVC's 2014-2015 Catalog is Now Posted Online
The LAVC Academic Affairs Office has posted the LAVC Catalog for the 2014-2015 academic year on the LAVC Web site. The catalog is only available online. The Catalog contains information for students on matriculation/admission and registration procedures, student learning outcomes, educational programs, course descriptions, academic policies, academic standards, district and college policies, academic resources and services, student services, student activities and more. View the LAVC 2014-2015 Catalog.
Spring Semester 2015
Are You Hungry? Food is Available at a Food Truck on Campus, in the LAVC Bookstore and at On-Campus Vending Machines
During Spring Semester 2015, food will be available for purchase at several locations on campus. Food services will be available at a food truck in Monarch Square, at the LAVC Monarch Store (Bookstore) and at vending machines on campus. Food services are available at:
All Services Catering (ASC) food truck (located in Monarch Square) is open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
LAVC Monarch Store is open from Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Vending machines are located throughout campus, and are open all the time.
To find the location of the food truck and LAVC Monarch Store/Bookstore, view the LAVC Campus Map. The former Cafeteria Building was demolished to construct a new Student Union building, which will be the future home of the Cafeteria, Bookstore, Student Health Center and the Associated Student Union. For more information regarding food services on campus, contact Raul Gonzalez in Administrative Services at (818) 947-2606.
Spring Semester 2015
Want to Improve Your Grades? LAVC Academic Resource Center Offers Expanded Evening and Weekend Tutoring Hours, and Walk-In Tutoring for Finals
The LAVC Academic Resource Center, which includes the Math Lab, Writing Center, General Tutoring, Priority Counseling, and the Computer Commons, is offering expanded evening, Friday and Saturday tutoring hours on the second floor of the Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC). For help with math classes, visit the Math Lab in LARC 226. For assistance with any course that has writing assignments, visit the Writing Center in LARC 229. For assistance with challenging courses like chemistry, statistics, foreign languages, transfer math, and others, visit General Tutoring in LARC 212. For help with biology, visit Biology Tutoring in Allied Health and Sciences (AHS) 232. The Computer Commons in LARC 234 has 100 computers available for student use. Please note: From June 1-3, General Tutoring will be offering drop-in finals tutoring for French, Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, Statistics and Music, and will be open those dates from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. for self-study, laptop and textbook loans, and for using small group study rooms. You must present your student I.D. (Monarch Card) to utilize these services. For more information, visit the LAVC Academic Resources and Tutoring Services Web page.
Spring Semester 2015
LAVC Writing Center Offers Spring 2015 Workshops to Help Students Improve their Grades and their Writing
The LAVC Writing Center is offering a variety of interactive workshops for students during the Spring 2015 semester. These workshops will provide important information for understanding various concepts and writing/grammar-related topics to help students do well in their academic courses. Workshops will be offered in the following areas: "Start the Semester Strong: Strategies for Success", "Grammar and Syntax", and "Essay Writing". Students must bring their LAVC student ID card to attend the workshop. For a complete schedule of the Writing Center's Spring 2015 workshops, visit the LAVC Writing Center's Web page.
February 23-June 7
Don't Forget to Buy Your Spring Parking Permit! Parking Permits are Now Required to Park in Student Parking Lots
The College Sheriff reminds all students that as of Monday, February 23, parking permits are now required to park on campus. Parking citations will be issued to vehicles parked in student parking areas without the required permit. Also, please do not park in faculty/staff parking spots; faculty/staff parking permits are required at all times to park in any faculty/staff parking area. Students can purchase their student parking permit at the LAVC Business Office, or purchase a daily parking permit at one of the parking pay stations in Lot A, D, E, and the Parking Structure. For more information on parking permit fees, visit the LAVC Business Office Web page.
Beginning: March 23
New Student Services Hours of Operation for Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, and Veterans and International Students Office
Beginning March 23, LAVC's Admissions & Records Office, Financial Aid Office, and the Veteran and International Student Services Office will be open Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Services Center. These longer hours will enable the college's student support services to better serve our students and help them meet their academic goals. For more information on the services available at each office, visit the LAVC Admissions & Records Web page, the LAVC Financial Aid Web page, the LAVC Veterans Student Services Web page and the LAVC International Student Services Web page.
May 26 & June 2
Join the LAVC Student Health Center's Brand-New Mindfulness/Meditation Group!
The LAVC Student Health Center invites you to join its new Mindfulness and Meditation Group on Tuesday, May 26 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Community Services Center, Multipurpose Room 1. The group will regularly meet every Tuesday until Tuesday, June 2. For more information, contact the LAVC Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918.
April 28-May 28
Free Workshops to Help Students Prepare for the End of the Semester at the LAVC Academic Resource Center
The LAVC Academic Resource Center is offering a free workshop series to help students finish the Spring 2015 Semester strong, and develop a great plan for summer. Free workshops will teach students about goal setting, time management, test taking strategies for final exams, and how to improve their writing and grammar for final essays and term papers. One workshop topic will be offered each week, and workshop sessions will be available on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. The following series of workshops will be offered:
Self Discovery Workshop - Discover your interests, and then learn how to explore a major or career that's right for you at this workshop; choose from workshops offered on April 28-30
Setting Goals Workshop - Learn how to set goals and meet them at this workshop that will be offered between May 5-7
Time Management Workshop - Learn how to maximize your most precious commodity—your time—and make the most of your day at this workshop being held between May 12-14
ESL/English Intensive Review - Improve your English and take your communication skills to the next level at this workshop, which will be offered between May 19-21
Test Taking Strategies - With final examinations on the way, come learn how to ace those test at this workshop; workshops offered on May 26-28
The same information will be covered on the three workshops each week; no need to attend all three workshops. A complete list of workshop dates is posted on the LAVC Writing Center Web page. For more information, contact Scott Weigand in the LAVC Academic Resource Center at (818) 947-2811.
May 12-June 8
Graduation Rings: May 20 & 26
Need to Buy Your Cap and Gown? LAVC Bookstore Now Selling Graduation Regalia!
The LAVC Bookstore has graduation caps and gowns, tassels, sashes, honor cords, diploma covers and customized diploma frames for sale until June 8; while supplies last! Diploma frames will be available for purchase on the LAVC Bookstore Web page. In addition, graduation rings will be on sale at the bookstore on Wednesday, May 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Tuesday, May 26 from 12-2 p.m. The LAVC Bookstore is located on the first floor of Campus Center, and is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit the LAVC Bookstore Web page.
Exhibit: May 21-28 & September 2-17
LAVC Art Gallery Presents its Student Art Show 2015; Exhibition Open on May 26-28
The LAVC Art Gallery and the LAVC Art Department will present the Student Art Show 2015 from May 21-28, and September 2-17 in the LAVC Art Gallery located in the Art Building. The Art Gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and 6-9 p.m. but will be closed for the summer from May 29-September 1. This annual showcase highlights the tremendous range of artwork created by Los Angeles Valley College students during the 2014-2015 academic year. Juried by the art and photojournalism faculty, the selected works are among exemplary pieces produced in courses taught within the art department that span a wide range of disciplines in the visual arts such as drawing, painting, design, illustration, photography, printmaking, three-dimensional design, sculpture and ceramics. Students of diverse backgrounds, both art majors and non-art ones, remarkably demonstrate a variety of approaches to material, methodology, and subject matter, revealing the successful outcome of a comprehensive art program. At the same time, each artwork reflects the very unique and nuanced style of individual students. Whether at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level, the works on display collectively exhibit a thorough exploration of artistic expressions. Parking permit is required during regular gallery hours; a daily parking permit can be purchased in Parking Lot D. For more information, visit the LAVC Art Gallery Web Page or call (818) 778-5536.
Want to See the Greatest Unsigned Acts Before Their Hit the Big Time? Come to the KVCM Battle of the Bands on May 22!
KVCM (95.1-FM) Monarch Radio and the KVCM Broadcasting Club will present a "Battle of the Bands" competition on Friday, May 22 at 5 p.m. in Monarch Hall located in the Campus Center building. Join KVCM for head-to-head jams as it searches for its champion! Tickets are $7. For more information, contact the KVCM Broadcasting Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Closed for Memorial Day on May 25
LAVC will closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. All campus offices and services will be closed, and classes will not be in session. The college will resume normal hours of operation on Tuesday, May 26. For a complete list of holidays and other important dates, visit the LAVC Calendar of Events.
Thinking about Transferring to the Academy of Art? Come meet its Admissions Rep on May 26
The LAVC Career Transfer Center (CTC) will host an admissions representative from the Academy of Art University on Tuesday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The admissions rep can answer your questions about transferring to this private school including majors, eligibility requirements and financial aid. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Are You Interested in Transferring to UCLA? Talk with a UCLA Peer Mentor on May 26 to Get Your Questions Answered
The LAVC Career Transfer Center (CTC) will host the UCLA Peer Mentor on Tuesday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The UCLA Peer Mentor will be able to answer your questions about transferring to UCLA including general major requirements, eligibility requirements and financial aid. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Want to Learn More About Transferring to Cal State LA? Make an Appointment to Speak with the CSULA Admissions Representative on May 26
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will host a Cal State Los Angeles admissions representative on Tuesday, May 26 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The admission representative will be meeting with students during 20-minute individual appointments. Come get your questions answered about CSULA admissions, majors, applications, and more! For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
May 26 & 28
Are You Undecided about Your Major or Career? Get Help at the Undecided Major Workshops on May 26 & 28
The Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will hold "Undecided Major" workshops on Tuesday, May 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Thursday, May 28 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The Undecided Major workshop will help you determine what major at Valley College is best suited for you and your career goals. No need to attend both workshops; the same information will be covered. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
May 26, 27, 28 & 30
LAVC Music Department to Present Music 250 Performances, an Applied Students/Faculty Mentor Concert and Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert This Week
The LAVC Music Department will present two "Music 250 Concert" performances on Tuesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 28 at 11:20 a.m. in Music 106 (Music Recital Hall), an "Applied Students/Faculty Mentor Concert" on Wednesday, May 27 at 1 p.m. in Music 106 (Music Recital Hall), and a Valley Symphony Orchestra "Copland's Old American Songs...and Other Surprises" Concert on Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater in the Theater Arts Building. Under the direction of Dr. Robert Chauls, the LAVC students in Music 250 (performance workshop class) will be performing. The "Applied Students/Faculty Mentor Concert", which is part of the LAVC Music Department's Spring 2015 Free Wednesday Concert Series, will feature students completing the Applied Music Program. There is no cost to attend the Music 250 and the Applied Student/Faculty Mentor concerts. Tickets for the Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert are $25 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors, and $12 for students (advance purchase only). For more information regarding LAVC Music Department concerts, visit the LAVC Music Department Concert Series Calendar.
Want to Improve Your Writing Skills? Don't Miss the "Resume, Cover Letters and Thank You Letters" and the "All About Essay Writing and Final Exams" Workshops at the Writing Center
The LAVC Writing Center is offering a "Resume, Cover Letters and Thank You Letters" Workshop on Tuesday, May 26 and an "All About Essay Writing and Final Exams" Workshop on Wednesday, May 27; both workshops will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. in Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC) 212. The Writing Center offers a variety of free workshops for students throughout the semester in the areas of "Strategies for Success", "Grammar and Syntax" and "Essay Writing". No appointment is necessary! You will be able to refine and improve all aspects of your writing including, grammar, sentence skills, paragraphing, and essays. Beginning writers, ESL and transfer-ready students will also benefit from these workshops. For more information, visit the LAVC Writing Center Web page.
Got Questions about Transferring to CSUN? Come and Talk with the CSUN Peer Mentor
The LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) will host a CSUN Peer Mentor on Wednesday, May 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The CSUN Peer Mentor will be on-campus to answer general questions about transferring to CSUN including majors, financial aid, and more. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Want to Learn More about Transferring to National University? Meet its Admissions Rep on May 27
The LAVC Career Transfer Center (CTC) will host an admissions representative from National University on Wednesday, May 27 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. The admissions rep can answer your questions about transferring to this private school including majors, eligibility requirements and financial aid. For more information, contact the Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Learn What and How to Eat to Optimize Performance, Endurance and Fat Loss at the Sports Nutrition Workshop on May 28
The LAVC Student Health Center will be holding a "Sports Nutrition Workshop" on Thursday, May 28 from 1-2 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge located in Bungalow 83. This free workshop will share tips on eating to optimize your performance, endurance and fat loss, including information on healthy food alternatives, how to create food logs, and the importance of good nutrition for sports and dance. For more information on this event, visit the LAVC Student Health Center Facebook page, or contact Chelsea Schafer in the LAVC Student Health Center at (818) 947-2918 or email@example.com.
Are you on Academic or Progress Probation? Don't Get Dismissed from School or Lose Your Priority Registration! Sign Up Today for the "Probation 2" Workshop
The LAVC Counseling Department and the LAVC Career/Transfer Center (CTC) are holding a "Probation 2" workshop for students on academic or progress probation on Thursday, May 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the LAVC Career/Transfer Center in the Student Services Annex. This workshop will help students on academic or progress probation get back on track and into good academic standing. For more information, contact the LAVC Career/Transfer Center at (818) 778-5576 or visit the LAVC Career/Transfer Center Web page.
Looking for Work? Get Tips to Help You Successfully Find Employment at the LAVC Job Club Meeting on May 29
The LAVC Job Training Office is holding its monthly LAVC Job Club meeting on Friday, May 29 from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Faculty Lounge located in Bungalow 83. This exceedingly popular program has been highly successful in returning people to the workforce. Four local businesses will be on hand to provide information on part-time and full-time jobs. The LAVC Job Club provides job seekers with an opportunity to network in person with employers and others, connect with over 300 job leads, meet with professional job counselors, and learn from experts on subjects such as resume writing, interview skills, and more! Job Club meets at LAVC on the last Friday of the month, and meetings are open to the public; parking will be available on the 4th floor of the Parking Structure on Ethel Avenue. For more information, contact the LAVC Job Training Office at (818) 947-2941 or visit the LAVC Job Club Web page.
Assemblymember Nazarian to Host a Desalinization Forum at LA Valley College on May 29
Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, 46th California Assembly District, and Los Angeles Valley College will
hold a Desalinization Forum on Friday, May 29 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in Monarch Hall, located in the Campus Center building. This forum will discuss the pros and cons of desalinization, and alternative options to reduce our dependency on importing water. The following expert panelists will be participating: Dennis Cushman, assistant general manager, SDCWA; Mark Lampert, chief executive officer, IDE Technologies, Americas; Rita Kampalath, science and policy director, Heal the Bay; Conner Everts, executive director, Southern California Watershed Alliance; and Martin Adams, senior assistant general manager, LA Department of Water and Power, Water Systems. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Office of Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian at (818) 376-4246.
Attention Class of 2015! LAVC Commencement Ceremony will be held on June 11 at 9 a.m.
LAVC will hold its 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, June 11 at 9 a.m. in Monarch Stadium. Information for graduates and their families is now available online. For more information, contact the Student Services Office at (818) 947-2543, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Classes Start: June 15
L.A. Valley College to Offer Summer Session 2015; Summer 2015 Class Schedule Posted Online
Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) announced that it will offer a 5-week session for Summer 2015. There will be a selection of 200 courses held on campus, at area high schools or online; most summer classes will be held from June 15-July 17. The summer session will include degree-transferrable classes offered in a variety of disciplines, including English, Math, Chemistry, Biology, History, Political Science and Communication Studies. There will also be several career technical education and noncredit course offerings. View listing of Summer 2015 course offerings. Priority registration for designated groups begins on April 13. Fully-matriculated continuing, new and returning student registration starts on April 20. Current LAVC students can find their Summer 2015 registration appointment by logging into the Student Information System. New and returning students will need to apply online. Read the press release. For a complete listing of Summer Session 2015 classes, visit the LAVC Web site.
Deadline: July 17
EOPS/CARE and Guardian Scholars Now Accepting New Students Through July 17
The LAVC Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Office and the new foster youth program called Guardian Scholars is accepting new students until Friday, July 17 at 12 p.m. EOPS provides eligible students who come from populations that have historically experienced economic and educational challenges with resources and services to help them succeed. It provides academic, career and personal counseling, one-on-one tutoring, textbook vouchers, workshops, priority registration, progress monitoring and other services to help increase access, retention and goal completion of students. The Guardian Scholars is a new foster youth program that provides support for current and former foster youth attending Valley College. For more information, visit the EOPS/CARE Office on the second floor of the Student Services Center or the LAVC EOPS Web site.
Starting: Fall 2015
Attention Students—New Prerequisites for Chem 51 and Chem 68!
Effective in Fall 2015, students who would like to enroll in Chem 51 must have completed Math 115 or its equivalent (Math 113, Math 114) with a grade of C or better. Similarly, Math 125 will be required as a prerequisite for Chem 68. Please note: Students who place above the level of the prerequisite math class will have met the prerequisite. If you have any questions regarding the prerequisite change for Chem 51 and Chem 68, please contact the LAVC Chemistry Department at (818) 947-2827.
Starting: Fall 2015
Attention Life Science or Pre-Med Majors! LAVC will be Offering Two New Calculus-Based Physics Classes with Laboratory starting this Fall!
Starting in Fall 2015, the LAVC Physics Department will be offering new Phys 66 and Phy 67 classes for life science or pre-med students transferring to UCLA, Berkeley or other university that requires (or encourages) one year of calculus-based physics with laboratory. Phys 66 (to be offered in the Fall semester) has a prerequisite of Math 240 or its equivalent and a co-requisite of Math 265. Phy 67 (to be offered in the Spring semester) has a prerequisite of Phys 66 and Math 265. Both of these new courses are UC and CSU transferrable, and can replace Phys 6 or Phys 7 for transfer since they satisfy more requirements. For more information, contact the Ted Fickel in the Physics Department at email@example.com.
Got News to Share? LAVC's PR Office Can Provide College Departments/
Programs/Services with Publicity Assistance
The LAVC Public Relations Office is available to assist LAVC departments, programs and services with promoting news and events to the campus community and the general public. It can help with posting announcements in the College Bulletin, on the college's electronic marquees, on LAVC's online calendar, on the LAVC News & Events section of the college's homepage, and on LAVC's Facebook and Twitter pages. Simply fill out a PR Request Form for your eventor news item, and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: The LAVC PR Office is unable to fulfill requests from organizations not directly affiliated with Los Angeles Valley College. In addition, the Public Relations Office can assist college departments and programs with the creation ofFacebook pages. Any requests to update college Web pages should be sent directly to email@example.com; the LAVC Public Relations Office no longer oversees the college web site, and it is now managed by the LAVC Information Technology Department. For more information, visit the LAVC Public Relations Office Web page.
Share Your "Best Shots" of Life at LA Valley College on Instagram!
Los Angeles Valley College encourages students, faculty and staff to share their best photos of life at Valley College using the hashtag #SceneAtLAVC. Every month, LAVC will share the best #SceneAtLAVC photos with its followers on Instagram. Valley College's Instagram feed shares regular college news, announcements and photos. Follow on Los Angeles Valley College on Instagram.
Don't Forget to "Like Us"! Follow Los Angeles Valley College on Facebook
Los Angeles Valley College posts regular announcements and information on campus events for students and the public on its Facebook page. Follow Los Angeles Valley College on Facebook.
Are You Following @LAVCPrez? Stay Connected with LAVC's President on Twitter
Dr. Erika Endrijonas, LAVC college president, is keeping connected through social media. She has a Twitter account (@LAVCPrez), and is regularly tweeting updates. LAVC faculty, staff, students and friends can follow the College President on Twitter, and learn about what is going on at LA Valley College. Follow @LAVCPrez on Twitter.
Attention Faculty/Staff!—LAVC Emergency Alerts will Now be Sent to the Email Addresses and Phone Number Listed in the District Portal; Employees Urged to Update Their Information in PCR
Effective March 13, 2015, LAVC will send employees any campus emergency alerts to their work, home and/or cell phone number(s), and to their campus and personal email address(es) that are listed in the district portal (PCR). Faculty and staff are encouraged to check their information on PCR / District Portal to ensure that they will continue to receive emergency alert notifications; any information entered into the LAVC Connect Portal will no longer be used. Since 2014, LAVC has been using Blackboard Connect to send emergency alert notifications; this system allows the college to simultaneously send students, staff and faculty by email, voice, and text message. In the event of a campus emergency, current students will automatically receive alert notifications to their LACCD email address and their primary phone number (according to the LACCD Student Information System); LAVC faculty and staff will automatically receive notifications to their LAVC email address, and to their work, home and cell phone numbers and personal email address (according to the District Portal). Students will still have to provide their cell phone and personal email address on the LAVC Connect Portal to receive emergency alert notifications by text and/or to their personal email. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the LAVC Emergency Response Plan Web Page.
Want to Know the Latest on Campus Construction? Visit LAVC's Parking & Construction Updates Web Page
Los Angeles Valley College regularly posts information on construction projects that impact the campus on the LAVC's ReVitalizing Valley College Web Site. The Parking & Construction Web page, which is part of the Revitalizing Valley College Web site, provides the most up-to-date information from Yang Management, the college's construction project management team. In addition, there is information about Valley College's $626 million renovation and building project, which is funded through voter-supported Propositions A and AA, and Measure J. To learn more, visit the ReVitalizing Valley College Web Site. For the latest information on how construction is impacting the campus and parking, please visit the LAVC Construction and Parking Updates Web Page.
Ascend at the Aspen Institute to Highlight LAVC's Family Resource Center at a National Student Parent Forum; LAVC Family Resource Center Director to Participate as a Panel Speaker at its Top Ten for 2Gen Event
Marni Roosevelt and Gary Huff of the LAVC Family Resource Center (FRC) will be presenting with Anne Mosle, Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Ascend at the Aspen Institute, at a 2015 Student Parent Support Symposium in Ohio on Thursday, May 28. In addition, Marni Roosevelt, FRC director, will be a panel speaker at the Ascend at the Aspen Institute's "Top Ten for 2Gen" event in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, May 29. The FRC is a network member of the Ascend at the Aspen Institute. Anne Mosle will be featuring the FRC as an example of an innovative program that serves student parents at the national student parent forum in Ohio. Marni Roosevelt was invited to participate in the "Top Ten for 2Gen" panel as a local community leader in the two-generation practice. The "Top Ten for 2Gen" event, which is part of a policy framework from the Ascend at the Aspen Institute that was designed to stem the cycle of poverty with strategies that support children and their care-givers together, will bring together leaders in the two-generation practice and policy from the community, government and philanthropy for a lively discussion on cutting-edge, cross-sector approaches to moving children, parents and families toward educational success and economic security. Congratulations to the Marni Roosevelt, Gary Huff and the LAVC Family Resource Center!
Professor Abraham Hoffman Published in the Teaching History Magazine
Abraham Hoffman, adjunct assistant professor of history, LAVC, had his article titled "Two Cheatproof Projects for U.S. History Courses" published in the Spring 2015 issue of the Teaching History magazine. The article demonstrates that a creative assignment can prevent students from plagiarizing information from such sources as the Internet. Congratulations!
Looking for a Job? Want to Post a Job Opening? Check Out the LAVC Online Job Board!
LAVC Cooperative Education/Job Resource Center has partnered with College Central Network to offer a LAVC Online Job Board. This job board for students, alumni and area employers includes vital online job search resources such as an exclusive LAVC Job Board, Career Portfolio & Resume Builders, Job Central™ & Intern Central, Job Central™ Podcasts, and more. Companies and organizations looking to hire (or have internship opportunities) can post their job openings on the site for free! For more information, visit the LAVC Job Board Web Page.
Phi Theta Kappa and the California Community College League Honors Two LAVC Students for Their Outstanding Academic Achievement
Two LAVC Students, Anush Ambartsumyan and Martin Deeb, were recently honored by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society and the California Community College League at the 2015 PTK All-California Community College Academic Team luncheon on April 7 in Sacramento, California. In addition, both students were nominated for the 2015 PTK All-USA Community College Academic Team. Anush Ambartsumyan, LAVC Associated Student Union treasurer and the former vice president of Tau Alpha Epsilon (TAE)/PTK, was named to the second All-California Academic Team. She will be transferring to a four-year university, and wants to use her future degree in political science to help make huge changes that will be a benefit to society. Martin Deeb, president of TAE/PTK at LAVC, was also named to the second All-California Academic Team. As a history/anthropology major, he enjoys working on independent academic projects that trace the influence of historical figures in modern cultures. He plans to transfer to a four-year university. Both students have made outstanding academic contributions to LAVC, as well as have exceptional leadership and service achievements. Every California community college is allowed to nominate a maximum of 2 students each year for consideration as part of the All-California Academic Team. Valley College has participated in this activity since 1997, and every nominated student from LAVC—without exception—has been named to the All-California Academic Team. The All-USA Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Over 1,700 students from over 1,000 community and technical colleges competed for the 2015 national team. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the 2015 Above & Beyond Awards and the TAE Apple Awards Recipients!
The recipients of the LAVC 2015 Above & Beyond Awards and the Tau Alpha Epsilon (TAE) Apple Awards were announced at the college's annual "Years of Service Recognition, Above and Beyond Awards and Ice Cream Social" event on May 12. The LAVC Above & Beyond Awards were established 10 years ago as a peer-to-peer recognition. Employees were asked to nominate colleagues in different award categories, and a selection committee reviewed all nominees. This year, the selection committee received 20 nominations. The following individuals received an Above & Beyond Award:
The 2015 Above & Beyond Award for "Creativity & Innovation" Award, which is awarded to a person who created and initiated a new idea or concept, resulting in the implementation of an educational program, staff development activity, fundraising effort, cultural event, or any other project that brought positive regard to the college community, went to Anna Cheshmedzhyan for her active involvement in coordinating the Armenian Cultural Celebration and commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on the campus; Mary Cox was also nominated for the award;
The 2015 Above & Beyond Award for "Community Involvement & Monarch Pride" Award, which was given to David Falk won for his coordination of planetarium shows for the community and his assistance in securing a $50,000 donation for the LAVC Astronomy fund with the LAVC Foundation, is given to an individual for his/her efforts to increased and/or enhanced the image of Valley College by engaging the community within the college's service area, initiating outreach efforts to non-profit organizations and/or government, or any other type of proactive community participation that demonstratively raised awareness of the work and mission of the College; the other nominee for this award was Hector Salazar;
The 2015 Above & Beyond Award for "Outstanding Work Ethic" Award is awarded to an employee who provides her/his department, division, or office, an outstanding work ethic that reaches far beyond stated expectations of the position and demonstrates integrity, enthusiasm, high academic values, ethics, and/or high-principled character; the award went to Paz Nery for her hard work in helping students in the CalWORKs program, which included a caseload of 900 students at the beginning of the semester; Violet Amrikhas, Ashley Dunn, Erline Ewing, Andy Guerrero, and Louis Jones were also nominated for this award;
The 2015 Above & Beyond Award for "Just Do It" Award, which was presented to June Miyasaki for her willingness to help out in her department and serve on various campus committees including the Program & Effectiveness & Programing Committee (PEPC) and the Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC), is given to an employee who in an unusually difficult, emergency, or significantly challenging situation, the nominee rose to the occasion by exhibiting courage, perseverance, and fortitude for the good of the College community; Patty Melody and Mark Silvernail were nominated for the award;
The 2015 Above & Beyond Award for "Outstanding Service & Mentoring to Students" Award is given for any single or continuous act by an employee, affecting one or more students, that as a result, significantly enhanced educational outcomes, personal growth, and/or career goals; the award went to Eileen Browsky for her mentoring of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) students, helping to ease students fears and anxiety after their first training experience in the field; Laurie Nalepa and Helen Shrager were also nominated;
The 2015 Above & Beyond Award for "Fullfilling the College's Mission Towards Student Success" Award goes to an employee whose single or continuous act furthers the college's commitment toward student success; the nominees were Rebecca Frank, Doug Marriott and Joyce Romero, and Joyce Romero took home the award for her dedication to the success of students and her "homeopathic" approach to counseling.
The TAE Apple Awards is an annual recognition of students to faculty who have made a difference in various student's academic journey. This year, TAE conducted a survey of all students to obtain Apple Award nominees, and winners were selected based on student feedback and comments.The following faculty members were recognized by TAE with an Apple Award:
The 2015 "All Around Educator" TAE Apple Award and the 2015 "Students' Choice" TAE Apple Award for was awarded to Victor Fusilero, assistant professor in German, LAVC Foreign Languages Department;
The 2015 "Best Communicator" TAE Apple Award was awarded to Zachary Knorr, assistant professor in philosophy, LAVC Philosophy/Economics Department;
The 2015 "Most Accessible" TAE Apple Award was awarded to Susan Vo, associate professor in Mathematics, LAVC Mathematics Department; and
The 2015 "Most Inspiring" TAE Apple Award was awarded to Gerald Clark in LAVC's Computer Applications & Office Technology Department.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
LAVC Child Development Chair Named as an Exceptional Emerging Leader in the Field of Early Childhood Education
Elmida Baghdaserians, chair of the LAVC child development department, was featured as an "Exceptional Emerging Leader" in the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in the May/June 2015 issue of Exchange Magazine. As part of Exchange Magazine's inaugural class of 49 exceptional and 55 developing emerging leaders, Elmida was recognized for her exceptional skills in leadership, her role as a classroom teacher, her age, her knowledge base, and her spirit in the field of child development. She has been working in the field of early childhood education for more than 25 years. Her passion for learning began when she discovered the study of child development, and she realized that she never wanted to study anything else again. It was a few wonderful community college teachers that showed her that a good teacher can change lives, and that is the reason she chooses to teach today. Her mentors taught her that good teaching requires these six principles: be a good listener, be respectful, care, show courage, never assume, and be kind. Read the article. Congratulations Elmida!
Are You Prepared? LAVC's Emergency Response Plan Web Page Shares Information on How to Respond to Various Campus Emergencies; Now Includes a How to Survive an Active Shooter Video
The LAVC Administrative Services Office has recently posted a how to survive an active shooter emergency video (at the bottom of the "Active Shooter Emergency" page) on the college's Emergency Response Plan web page. The "RUN, HIDE, FIGHT" video demonstrates how individuals should respond in the event he/she encounters an active shooter situation. The LAVC Emergency Response Plan Web page covers a variety of potentially dangerous situations and gives information on how to respond to those emergencies. For more information, visit the LAVC Emergency Response Plan Web page.
Have You Heard? Valley College will be the New Home of the "Freeway Lady"; Mural Being Installed on the Student Services Center
Kent Twitchell's iconic mural "The Old Woman of the Freeway" (or "Freeway Lady") is being repainted onto the side of the Student Services Center (near Fulton Avenue). This is the first public art project selected by the LAVC Public Art Committee to be installed at Valley College. Originally painted near the Hollywood Freeway in 1974, the mural was lost when it was painted over. After many years of trying to resurrect this iconic piece of Los Angeles public art, the LAVC Public Art Committee selected Twitchell's famous "Freeway Lady" to be its first project. In addition, LAVC students and members of the community were invited to help paint a portion of the mural. Installation of the mural is scheduled to be completed this year, and students in the LAVC Media Arts Department are filming a documentary on the mural's long-awaited arrival to Valley College. For more information on Public Art at Valley College and the "Freeway Lady", visit the LAVC Public Art Web page.
LAVC Student Ivan Merino Accepted to a U.S. Department of Energy Community College Internship Program for Summer 2015
LAVC Student Ivan Merino has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Community College Internship (CCI) program at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) this summer. He will be involved in research for the Remote Control Planeterella Project, which is a highly visual and interactive experiment that reproduces astrophysical phenomena in a tabletop setting. This project includes the creation of a new online system that will give the general public the ability to view and control the experiment remotely. As a CCI participant, Ivan will spend 10 weeks at a DOE National Laboratory engaged in a technical project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. He will participate in enrichment activities, including career professional development workshops (e.g. technical and scientific writing skills development, poster, or oral presentation activities, etc.), laboratory tours, and scientific or technical lectures and seminars. In addition, he will receive a stipend of $500 per week during the internship period. Congratulations Ivan!
LAVC Cooperative Education Named 2015 College Program of the Year
The LAVC Cooperative Education Program was recognized as the 2015 College Program of the Year by the California Internship & Work Experience Association at the annual Professional Development Conference on April 9. In addition, LAVC's industry partner Universal Studios Hollywood was recognized as the Employer of the Year. The LAVC Cooperative Education Program was singled out for its "leadership and commitment to providing an exemplary cooperative education program that incorporates continuous improvement and encourages students to view the workplace as a lifelong learning environment." Doug Marriott accepted the award on behalf of the college, and Academic Affairs Dean Laurie Nalepa was also present at the conference. Universal Studios Hollywood was nominated for the Employer of the Year by the LAVC Cooperative Education Program, and it continues to be an outstanding working partner of the college for the Universal Studios internship program. Congratulations!
LAVC Speech and Debate Team Wins Team Bronze Medal at the 2015 Phi Rho Pi Speech and Debate National Championship
The LAVC Speech and Debate Team earned a team bronze medal in the large school category, two individual gold medals and seven individual bronze medals (including its first bronze medal in debate in 15 years) at the 2015 Phi Rho Pi Speech and Debate National Championship in Cleveland, Ohio on April 6-11. This year's team, which is comprised of 12 first-year students and two second-year students, competed against 56 other community colleges from across the country. The following team members took home individual awards: Heather McManus (gold medal in "Program Oral Interpretation" and bronze medal in "Poetry Interpretation"), Dion Skinner (gold medal in "Program Oral Interpretation"), Jennifer Campos (bronze medals in "Poetry Interpretation" and "Persuasive Speaking"), Joseph Vaysman(bronze medal in "International Public Debate"), Abdullah Salehuddin (bronze medal in "Persuasive Speaking"), Evan Feldman (bronze medal in "Impromptu Speaking") and Natalia Ramos (bronze medal in "Poetry Interpretation"). The team was coached by Duane Smith and Kevin Briancesco, directors of the speech team, and Josh Miller, chair of the communications studies department. The LAVC Speech and Debate Team would like to thank the LAVC Associated Student Union (ASU) and LAVC President Dr. Erika Endrijonas for helping the team raise enough money to go to the national competition. The team would especially like to thank Duane Smith (who is retiring from coaching at the end of this season) for his 15 years of guiding LAVC to become one of the top speech and debate teams in the country; the LAVC Speech and Debate Team has brought home multiple national championships. For more information on joining the LAVC Speech and Debate Team, contact Kevin Briancesco at Brianckr@lavc.edu.
Welcome to Ani Zarpas—New Research Analyst in the LAVC Institutional Effectiveness Office
The LAVC Institutional Effectiveness Office recently welcomed Ani Zarpas as its new Research Analyst. Working with the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, she will be responsible for preparing reports and analysis to support institutional planning and decision-making. In addition, she will have a special emphasis on our monitoring and evaluation of Student Support Services and Programs (SSSP) interventions and outcomes. She will provide data analysis to aid the college in developing new strategies for student improvement and meet accountability requirements. Prior to Valley College, Ani was an Assistant Research Analyst at LA Trade Technical College, where she ran enrollment management reports, processed data requests, conducted student surveys, prepared reports for internal and external organizations, coordinated LATTC's Fact Book, and performed qualitative and quantitative analysis of student performance, teaching methodology, and other aspects to improve access, equity and student success. A proud alumna of Valley College, she earned her associate's degree in liberal studies at LAVC before transferring to CSUN to earn a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in gerontology and a master's degree in general experimental psychology. Ani's office is in the Foundation/Public Relations/Institutional Effectiveness Office in Admin 3 (southern entrance), and she can be reached at (818) 947-2434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two LAVC Students Selected to Participate in the NCAS Armstrong Flight Research Center On-Site Workshop
Ivan Merino and Diana Lau, LAVC students, were selected to participate in an NCAS (NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program) onsite workshop on April 15-17 at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. NCAS offers community college students interested in pursuing a NASA related STEM career an opportunity to participate in an online learning experience and the onsite workshop. Following a competitive selection process, Ivan and Diana were selected to participate in an all-travel-expenses-paid trip to a NASA field center, work in teams to create a fictitious company competing to win a NASA contract for the next Mars mission, access unique NASA people, missions, and facilities, work side-by-side with a NASA mentor and team of high-achieving community college students from across the nation, and learn what it is like to work at NASA. Congratulations!
Attention Employees—New Key Request Procedure
Effective immediately, LAVC is transitioning to the new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and the office of Administrative Services will no longer accept the "Gold Card" Key Request Form. To access the CMMS, first go to the "LACCD Portal" by doing the following steps:
Go to https://portal.laccd.edu/irj/portal –OR– Go to www.lavc.edu, click on the "Faculty and Staff" link on the left hand side, then click on the "Computer Maintenance Management System" link in the black box.
Log in using your username and password. Use the "First Time User" link for help logging in.
Once you are logged in, click on the "Work Request" tab and choose "Key Request" to reach the electronic form.
Fill out the form. When requesting a replacement key, please include your lost key report number when submitting your request.
Click "Submit" to send the request for approval and processing. All requests must be approved by the Department Chair and VP of Administrative Services.
For more information about this new key request procedure, contact LAVC Administrative Services at (818) 947-2336.
Have You Seen the Valley/Pierce/Mission College's "Our Students are Going Places" Bus? Metro Bus Wrap Campaign Promotes Enrollment at the Three LACCD Colleges in the San Fernando Valley
Los Angeles Valley College, Pierce College and Los Angeles Mission Colleges launched a new outdoor advertising campaign to promote enrollment at all three colleges in the Valley. As of July 28, 2014, there are two fully "wrapped" Metro buses running for one year along the route that is closest to all three colleges, Metro route 8. The attention-grabbing buses, which display the three college names, logos, picture of students and colorful graphics, are geared to promote the theme of "our students are going places" and help to raise the profiles of the three LACCD colleges in the Valley in a fun and positive way. It will also let the San Fernando Valley know their community colleges are back recruiting, offering more classes, and that it's time to go back to school! Each of the buses features one easy-to-remember web site address for people to access for information, www.my3colleges.com. This link will direct potential students to find the web site of what we are calling YOUR COLLEGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY—Pierce, Valley or Mission. This advertising collaboration with Pierce and Mission Colleges is made possible by a Los Angeles Community College District grant of funds.
Don't Forget—LAVC is a Smoke Free Campus Except in New Designated Smoking Areas; LAVC's Smoking Policy Updated to Prohibit the Use of E-Cigarettes
As of February 4, 2013, Los Angeles Valley College is a "Smoke Free Campus" except in four designated smoking areas. In June 2014, the policy was updated to prohibit the use of any tobacco products, other products that are capable of being ignited and smoked or otherwise inhaled, and electronic smoking devices except in the designated smoking locations. The following designated smoking areas are located:
Near College Road North, west of Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC)
Southwest corner of Parking Lot D
East of Ethel Avenue, west side of Lot L, north of Bungalow 78
West side of the Engineering Building, in the Receiving Area, adjacent to Parking Lot A
The locations of all the designated smoking areas, is posted on the LAVC Campus Map. The smoking policy and the designated smoking areas were created due to popular demand on campus, and was established through the college's shared governance process and approved by the College President. Read the two IEC motions on the Smoking Policy at (S12-16 and S14-09). If you have any questions regarding the LAVC Smoking Policy, please contact Raul Gonzalez, Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, at email@example.com.
The LAVC President's Office, Academic Affairs, Administrative Services, Reprographics, Payroll/Personnel, Campus Mailroom, LAVC Foundation, and Other Services Have Been Relocated to Temporary Spaces on Campus
Starting August 11, 2014, all offices that were located in the now closed Administration Building have been relocated to temporary spaces on campus. The following offices are now located at:
The Academic Affairs Office (e.g. class scheduling, faculty absences) is located in the Admin 1 Bungalow (former Financial Aid bungalow)
The Administrative Services Office (e.g. key requests, network accounts, voicemail box requests, reimbursement checks) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
The Budget Office (e.g. budgets adjustments, budget transfers) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
The Campus Operator is located in Campus Center W101
The Campus Mailroom (e.g. faculty mailboxes, department mailboxes) is located in Campus Center E111
The Institutional Effectiveness Office (e.g. data requests, research) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
The Job Training Office (e.g. Extension, Job Club, LA Fellows) is located on the eastern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Aquatics Center)
The LAVC Foundation Office (e.g. alumni association, donations, employee payroll deductions, estate gifts) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
The Master Calendar Office (e.g. facility requests) is located in Campus Center W101
The Payroll/Personnel (e.g. new employee processing, timesheets) is located in Campus Center E112
The President's Conference Room is located in the Admin 2 Bungalow (former CSIT 2 bungalow)
The President's Office is located in the Admin 1 Bungalow (former Financial Aid bungalow)
The Procurement Office (e.g. contracts/purchasing) is located at the western entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Campus Center)
The Public Relations Office (e.g. media relations, college communications) is located at the southern entrance of the Admin 3 Bungalow (facing Emergency Services Training)
The Reprographics Services (e.g. copies) is located in Campus Center W101
View the updated LAVC Campus Map for the new locations. View the Administration Building New Locations Flyer. The college will also be posting additional campus wayfinding signage to direct people to these offices' new temporary locations.
Attention Faculty & Staff! LAVC Mailroom Hours of Operation
The mailroom, which is located in Campus Center (next to the elevator), is always open during normal operating hours of the college for faculty to access their mailboxes. The back room of the mailroom for mail pickup by departments is normally open as follows:
Monday-Thursday from 8 a,m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Fridays from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
If you need access to the back room and it is locked please go to Reprographics located in Room W101.
Attention Faculty & Staff—Do You Need to Update Your Contact Information in the LAVC Phone & Email Directory?
The LAVC Administrative Services Office can assist faculty, staff and administrators with updating or adding information on the online LAVC Phone/Email Directory. To keep the information up-to-date, faculty are asked to check their information that is posted on the online directory, and notify Administrative Services if the information is not correct or is missing. If an employee finds that his/her information is inaccurate or missing, please send the following information to your department chair or supervisor, who upon verification and approval will send the information to Arlene Stein in Administrative Services at (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- employee's full name,
- nickname (if applicable),
- building location with room number
- LAVC phone number or voice mail extension,
- fax number,
- LAVC email address, &
- secondary phone number or email address (if applicable)
Arlene will notify your supervisor when the information has been updated online. If you have any questions, contact Arlene Stein at email@example.com or by calling extension 2336.
Attention New Parents! The Family Resource Center has a Free Baby Clothes Exchange for the Community
The LAVC Family Resource Center offers a free baby clothes exchange (newborns to 3T) for the community in the Family Resource Center, which is located in the Child Development and Family Complex. New parents are encouraged to bring their clean, gently used (e.g. in good condition) baby clothes and trade them for other gently-used baby clothes. The community may also donate clean and gently-used baby clothes to be used in the exchange. In addition, the Family Resource Center also offers other services and resources for new parents. The Family Resource Center is located on the northwestern corner of the Child Development and Family Complex, near the corner of Oxnard Street and Campus Drive. For more information, contact the Family Resource Center at (818) 778-5612 or visit LAVC Family Resource Center Web Page.
Attention Faculty & Staff—New Free Resource from CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to Help You
The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has launched a new Web site portal called Sidekick for faculty and staff. This innovative Web site combines six free resources into one site to help you create inspiring and engaging content that meets the needs of diverse audiences, during tough budgets, and ever-changing regulations. From this site, you will be able to access the following six resources:
3C Media Solutions – resources to help you creating dynamic video content, podcasts, streaming services, captioning and event coverage
@ONE – online training and networking for faculty/staff
Alternative Text Production Center - create alternate media products for students
Distance Education Captioning and Transcription - captioning and transcribing distance education materials
CCC Confer - Web conferencing and lecture capture services
High Tech Center Training Unit - free training for faculty/staff on using Assistive Computer Technology, Alternate Media and Web Accessibility technology
For more information, visit the ToolsSidekick Web Page.
Attention Faculty & Staff—Microsoft Home Use Program Now Available for LAVC Employees
LAVC is now eligible to participate in Microsoft's Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). The HUP is part of our Microsoft Volume Licensing Program. Through this program, faculty and staff are able to purchase one licensed of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 or Office for MAC 2011 (not both) for just $9.95 plus tax. An additional backup DVD is also available with additional cost to cover the costs of duplication, shipping and handling. Under this Home Use Program, you may acquire one licensed copy with two installations on your home computers (e.g. one desktop and one laptop). For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, frequently asked questions and additional instruction on how to order the HUP online, please visit the LAVC Information Technology & Media Services Office Microsoft Home Use Program Web Page.
Gainful Employment Data is Posted on LAVC's Institutional Effectiveness Office Web Page
Los Angeles Valley College provides disclosure information for each of its state-approved CTE certificates (16 or more units). The information is posted online on the LAVC Institutional Effectiveness Web page. Current and prospective students will find information about the careers that each certificate provides training for, the costs associated with the program, median debt accumulated by students completing the program, number of program completers and time to completion. To view LAVC's Gainful Employment Disclosures for 2012-2013, visit the LAVC Institutional Effectiveness Office's Gainful Employment and Other Disclosures Web Page.
Cooperative Education has moved to Bunaglows 3 & 4!
The LAVC Cooperative Education Office has recently relocated to Bungalow 3 and 4, which is next to Parking Lot A. Cooperative Education would also like to remind the campus community that it is currently accepting enrollments for the Spring 2014 semester; students who are working or interning during the spring semester may be eligible for up to 4 units of college credit. To apply, the individual must be enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College, complete the Cooperative Education enrollment application, and schedule an appointment to meet with the Cooperative Education Director; enrollment is by add slip only. For more information and to download the Spring application, please visit the LAVC Cooperative Education Web Page.
Have You Checked Out Financial Aid TV (FATV)? LAVC Financial Aid Posts Online Videos to Help Students Learn More About Financial Aid
The LAVC Financial Aid Office Web site has an online video library called Financial Aid TV (FATV), which explains different financial aid topics for prospective and current Valley College students. This online library of short video clips (60-90 seconds) provides easy-to-understand information on important topics such as financial aid, financial literacy, loans, grants and more. For more information, visit the LA Valley College's Financial Aid Web Site.
Get the Latest Financial Aid Info on the LAVC Financial Aid Facebook Page
The LAVC Financial Aid Office has recently launched a new Facebook page. The Financial Aid Office will post important announcements that you should be aware of including financial aid deadlines, financial aid events, and more! Visit the LAVC Financial Aid Facebook Page, and click "Like Us".
ACCJC Announces Result of LAVC's Accreditation Process
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) recently announced that it has placed Valley College on warning status—its lightest sanction—following the college's comprehensive visit in the Spring. As part of the peer review process that California Community Colleges undergo every six years, LAVC completed a self-evaluation and was visited in March 2013 by a review team, which made recommendations to help us improve our effectiveness. This sanction will require LAVC to prepare and submit a follow-up report by March 2014 that addresses all issues in our comprehensive report, and it will undergo a Spring 2014 visit where a team will verify the report and forward their recommendation to the Commission. During this time, Los Angeles Valley College remains fully accredited. Additional information about LAVC's Accreditation is posted online at the LAVC Accreditation Web Page.
Help Keep LAVC Safe! Report a Crime Anonymously to the LAVC Sheriff’s Tip Line
The LAVC Sheriff’s Department has a new hotline to anonymously report a crime or other suspicious activity on campus. Callers can leave a message on the LAVC Sheriff's Tip hotline at (818) 778-5678. For campus emergencies, please call (818) 947-2911.
Attention Students! Do You Know How to Access the Free Campus Wi-Fi for LAVC Students
The LAVC IT Department has recently made some changes to the campus wireless network for better access for our students, guests, faculty and staff. The new Wi-Fi network for students and guests is "LAVC-Students&Guests". For more information, visit the LAVC Web site on how to access the campus Wi-Fi.
Looking for Someone at LAVC? Check out the Online LAVC Phone/Email Directory on the LAVC Web Site
The LAVC Web site has a searchable campus directory on the college's homepage. This directory allows the campus community, students and the public to find the contact information for LAVC faculty/staff, departments, and programs/services. The searchable phone directory can be found by clicking the "Directory" link on the very top of the homepage (next to the search button). Information on the directory is grouped by name of the faculty/staff member, department, and program/service. Please note: If an employee finds that his/her information is inaccurate or missing, please contact your Department Chair to request for him/her to send the correct information to Arlene Stein in the LAVC Administrative Services Office. How to update information on the LAVC Online Phone/Email Directory
Are You Doing Your Part to Keep LAVC Clean? Don’t Litter, Report Vandalism/Stealing, and Let Us Know About Any Maintenance Concerns
With the start of the semester approaching, LAVC would like to remind all faculty, staff, and students to do their part to help keep our campus clean and beautiful. We encourage everyone to remember to take that extra step to make our campus better—don’t litter, pick up trash on the floor that someone has left, let Maintenance & Operations know if something needs to be fixed or cleaned, and report suspicious activity to the College Sheriff. If you see something that needs to be fixed or cleaned up, faculty/staff can submit a Work & Service Order (link only accessible from a campus computer). If you notice people vandalizing or stealing campus property, report them immediately to the LAVC Sheriff’s Station at (818) 947-2911. By working together we can all “Keep Valley College Clean”!
Do You Know What’s Going On at LAVC? Check Out the Online LAVC Calendar of Events
The LAVC posts an online Calendar of Events on the LAVC Web site for the campus community and the public to get information regarding events being held at the campus. The LAVC Calendar of Events now features an easy-to-read calendar format noting the different types of events being held on campus. In addition, the calendar information can be sorted by the type of event or information (e.g. academic dates & deadlines, faculty/staff events, student events, etc), and can be viewed according to the month, week or day. To view the online LAVC Calendar of Events Web Page.