Webinar Series

MCCA has developed a webinar series, Adapting to COVID-19: Higher Ed and the Transition to Online Learning, for college and university faculty and staff to learn tips, tricks, and best practices for this accelerated transition to teaching online and working remotely. Thought leaders are from a range of institutions and businesses and will share their strategies and experiences.

This series is fluid, meaning we welcome future topic proposals and presenters. Please reach out to our Professional Development Team at even[email protected].

This webinar series is provided to all at no cost.


Friday, March 27 at 11:15 a.m. CST
Q&A: Accelerating Your Transition to Remote Instruction
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A 3-4 person panel will answer questions from virtual attendees. Please submit your questions via email. We’ll also take questions during the live event, but submitting them in advance will help us determine the focus topics. We can’t promise to answer every question, but all questions at the intersection of higher education and COVID-19 are welcome and encouraged.

Presenters

Jack Lee Hayes
Chemistry Program Coordinator & Lead Instructor
State Fair Community College
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Stephanie Witcher
English Instructor
Crowder College
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Angela Walker
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Moberly Area Community College
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Barbie Underwood, MSW, LCSW
Associate Professor of Sociology
Moberly Area Community College
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Thursday, March 26 at 1:15 p.m. CST
RESCHEDULED: Monday, March 30 at 2:15 p.m. CST
#EdTech Tools and Resources
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After colleges and universities around the nation moved on-ground courses to an online modality in response to the spread of COVID-19, many education technology companies have started offering free (or discounted) resources to educators to help with the transition from in-person to online learning. Learn how MCCA’s partners are here to support you. Presentations will be in the form of lightning talks: a high-energy, 10-minute showcase.

Presenters

Peter Phippen
Director of Global Sales
ConexED
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Alice Cifuentes
Marketing Manager
Honorlock
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Jessica Hoskins 
Learning Experience Designer
Ellucian
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Art Janowiak III
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
The Conover Company
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Derrick Reives
CEO and Co-Founder
Careerquo
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Chad Adams 
Account Executive 
Insight Public Sector
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Tuesday, March 31 at 2:15 p.m. CST
Student Presence in Remote Instruction
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We will examine how an online learning environment affects the way to which a student feels personally connected with other students and the instructor in a virtual environment and ways instructors can create a personal connection with students.

Presenters

Grace Moser
Associate Professor, History
St. Charles Community College
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Anna Blackford, MSN-Ed, RN
Assistant Professor of Practical Nursing
Moberly Area Community College
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Melissa Wittmer
Math Instructor
Ozarks Technical Community College
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Lauren Dickens
Associate Dean Workforce and Industry Programs
St. Charles Community College
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Wednesday, April 1 at 11:15 a.m. CST
Tips and Tricks: Working from Home
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For many, working from home for the first time means figuring out how to stay on task in a new environment that may not lend itself to productivity, but there are ways to deliver results and avoid going stir-crazy. From setting up a good workspace to the way you communicate with your team, we’re sharing everything you need to know to be successful.

Presenters

Ana Hernandez Blackstad, M.Ed.
Dean of Students
Anglo-American University
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Dr. Chris DeGeare
Dean of Instruction
Jefferson College
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Laura Romero
Senior Enterprise Account Executive
Salesforce

Ambrosia Harrison
SkillUP Project Support Specialist
St. Louis Community College
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Thursday, April 2 at 2:15 p.m.
Virtual Student Support Services 
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With the closure of many campuses, continuing student support services in a virtual environment is paramount. We’ll discuss how to create and nurture a virtual campus community that incorporates the support services and systems students need to be successful during this challenging time.

Presenters

Debbie Fowler
SVP of Student Success
Western Governors University
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Dr. Joe Parisi
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Central Methodist University
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Dr. Rita Gulstad
Provost
Central Methodist University
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Roy Simmons
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
BridgeValley
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James McDougle
Dean of Students
BridgeValley
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Kathleenn Rewey
Account Executive
Aunt Bertha
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Friday, April 3 at 2:15 p.m.
How to be an Effective Supervisor, Remotely
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In response to the uncertainties presented by COVID-19, many colleges and universities have asked their employees to work remotely. This new policy leaves many employees and their managers working out of the office and separated from each other for the first time. Our panel will provide specific steps that managers can take without great effort to improve the engagement and productivity of remote employees, even when there is little time to prepare.

Presenters

Christina Hubbard
Senior Director, Community College Strategic Research
EAB
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John Linhorst
Information Technology Analyst
Jefferson College
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Crystal Berry
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
25th Hour Communications
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Wednesday, March 25 at 11:15 a.m. CST
Tips for Moving Courses Online Quickly
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This accelerated transition to teaching remotely in a disrupted environment is a big challenge for any instructor. This session provides broad guidance and insights on best practices and tips for online learning.

Presenters

Donna Pritchard, RHIA LPN 
HIT Program Instructor 
Ozarks Technical Community College
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Leslie Buck 
Professor, Psychology 
Jefferson College 
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Scott Taylor 
Professor of Business 
Moberly Area Community College
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