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The Pandemic Teacher – What Have We Learned?

Just when we thought we had things under control, COVID-19 interrupted our lives.  Community college faculty, like many other industries, jumped into action. At times it may have felt like we were on the proverbial treadmill that kept speeding up and all we could do was to hang on.

Well, we not only survived, we added awesomely to our innovation toolbox.

This summit celebrates all of that energy through discussion, sharing and brainstorming about what was and what comes next. 

 

Community College Summit Speakers

Moderators

  • Sheila Bouie, Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Alexander Case, Online Learning Consortium

Presenters

  • Ruanda McCullough Garth, Achieving the Dream
  • Susan Adams, Instructional Designer, Achieving the Dream
  • Cynthia Pascal, Coordinator of Academic Advising and Retention, eLearning, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Charlotte Lombardo, Northern Virginia Community College
  • TaChalla Ferris, Shoreline Community College
  • Dr. Jennifer Townes, Director, Teaching Academy, Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Dr. Brandi Neal, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Southern Indiana

 

Schedule

The Community College Summit is open to all OLC Innovate participants and held in three parts on Tuesday, March 16. Attendees can attend one or all of the sessions, and are encouraged to bring colleagues from their leadership teams to attend as a connected cohort across the event.

All sessions listed in Central Time Zone.

Part 1: March 16, 2:00pm – 2:45pm US CT

This session will focus on creating and implementing online, blended and digital learning innovations within community colleges that can be sustained over time. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Online will highlight its virtual student union as an exemplar innovative practice. The NOVA Virtual Student Union (VSU) is a digital hub for students to connect with the college and each other without having to physically be on campus. When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, student life college-wide rallied to migrate all student life resources into the online campus’ portal, scaling up consistent support to its 75,000 students. This success and opportunity to engage diverse students across the college community will now be extended beyond the pandemic. Throughout this engagement hub, students have access to participate in Student Life activities, join discussion forums and connect with many educational resources all online.

Moderator:

  • Sheila Bouie, Southwest Tennessee Community College

Presenters: 

  • Ruanda McCullough Garth, Achieving the Dream
  • Susan Adams, Instructional Designer, Achieving the Dream

Part 2: March 16, 3:15pm – 4:00pm US CT

This session will focus on creating and implementing online, blended and digital learning innovations within community colleges that can be sustained over time.

Moderator:

  • Sheila Bouie, Southwest Tennessee Community College

Presenters: 

  • Cynthia Pascal, Coordinator of Academic Advising and Retention, eLearning, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Charlotte Lombardo, Northern Virginia Community College

Part 3: March 16, 4:30pm – 5:15pm US CT

This session will focus on promoting and supporting both student and faculty engagement in the time of COVID-19.

Moderator:

  • Sheila Bouie, Southwest Tennessee Community College

Presenters: 

  • TaChalla Ferris, Shoreline Community College
  • Dr. Jennifer Townes, Director, Teaching Academy, Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Dr. Brandi Neal, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Southern Indiana

 

Registration

Registration for this event is included in your conference registration –  there are no additional steps to register for these sessions other than your general conference registration. All sessions will be available for on-demand viewing for one (1) year post-conference.

 

More Information

Please contact Sheila Bouie at sheilabouie@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Planning Committee

  • Sheila Bouie, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Committee Chair
  • Alex Case, Online Learning Consortium