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 [email protected].

This webinar series is provided to all at no cost. 


Upcoming Sessions 

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Q&A: Accelerating Your Transition to Remote Instruction 
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A four person panel answers questions from virtual attendees.

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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Previous Sessions 

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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Q&A: Accelerating Your Transition to Remote Instruction 
View webinar recording »

A four person panel answers questions from virtual attendees.

Presenters

Jack Lee Hayes 
Chemistry Program Coordinator & Lead Instructor 
State Fair Community College 
[email protected]

Stephanie Witcher 
English Instructor 
Crowder College 
[email protected]

Angela Walker 
Associate Professor, Mathematics 
Moberly Area Community College 
[email protected]

Barbie Underwood, MSW, LCSW 
Associate Professor of Sociology 
Moberly Area Community College
[email protected]


#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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Alicia Jahant
Enterprise Sales Director
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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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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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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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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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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Difficult, but doable: Enrollment Management and Marketing in a Pandemic
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Throughout the country, colleges are trying to figure out how to recruit (and retain) students in a time of closed campuses and social distancing. Many are adding online workarounds: virtual tours, live events, and more. Hear from four Missouri enrollment managers and marketers as they share trends they're currently seeing, as well as innovative strategies.

Presenters

Matt Huber
Districtwide Director of Enrollment Management
St Louis Community College
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Jessica Gamarra
Admissions Coordinator
Metropolitan Community College–Penn Valley
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Carrie Greer
Director of Admissions
Jefferson College
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Jordan Schreiber
Director of Student Recruitment
Ozarks Technical Community College
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Overcoming Enrollment Obstacles
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The COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed higher education as easily as it did the health system. But the virus shows few signs of fading as summer and fall semesters loom, so how do you plan with no reliable predictor of how many students will show up, on campus or online? Hear first-hand how colleges across the country are adapting their approach in creative ways.

Presenters

Guisselle Nuñez
Director, Public Relations, Marketing and Government Relations
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
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Grace Kendall
Director of Marketing and Communications
Peninsula College
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Liz Gross (@LizGross144)
CEO
Campus Sonar 
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Crystal Berry
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
25th Hour Communications
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Webinar: Stay Connected: Virtual Networking
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In this session Stephanie will discuss the  importance of staying connected, various ways to connect virtually, how to avoid virtual burnout (who else is tired of zoom?!). She will also discuss the dynamic we are seeing between those that are successful working from home and those that are…wait…was that the dryer? I have to go change the laundry real quick, I’ll be right back. Now, what was I saying? Oh yeah, those that are not.

Presenter

Stephanie Pettis, APR, CPRC
Vice President of Planning & Strategy
25th Hour Communications, Inc.
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