Mott Community College is allocating and distributing emergency financial aid grants to eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. The money is available to MCC students who were enrolled and attending Fall 2020, that are experiencing additional financial need caused by the public health emergency. Awards are available to help students who are working toward the completion of a certificate, degree or skill set.
Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education, to receive funding under the CARES Act, students must also be or could be eligible for financial aid under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Those students who were enrolled exclusively in an online program on March 13, 2020 are not eligible for emergency financial aid grants.
CARES Act relief funding is intended to address the pressing financial need of students due to the disruption of campus operations from coronavirus such as expenses related housing, transportation, basic living needs, childcare, and other education-related costs.
Students in need of more information or assistance in completing this form, please contact Dinah Schaller By email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (810) 814-2308
The college wants to know how you are doing. We will use this information to assist you in every way possible. Please complete this brief survey
Support for students to be successful with tele-learning and the applications used at MCC for online/remote learning.
ITS has created a new user group for Canvas Support. This will run just like the Blackboard Support Group. You will need to request to be added. Just reply to this email and I'll put you in.
If you are new to Blackboard I can add you to that group as well just by replying to my email (sent to all faculty).
The addresses are: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Those new to the group and find that you are having issues may just post at any time and usually someone who is online will respond. It is a peer to peer support group.
If you find after signing on that you no longer want to be a member, just email me and I will remove you. Most have found this to be a useful tool.
If you are planning to join any session remotely via ZOOM, you will need an internet connected device (preferably with a microphone and camera to actively participate in the sessions). More information about using ZOOM and the document "Common Etiquette for Online/Remote Meetings" can be found here: https://www.mcc.edu/remote/zoom.shtml
As we continue working to provide vital assistance and resources to the MCC family during the next few weeks, we have amazing volunteers from across campus who will be available within specific timeframes during the day providing assistance to BASIC TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS (i.e. Blackboard, Zoom, TechSmith, Google, etc.) as best they can daily.
In addition, the CTL Techs and a handful of individuals that have recently completed the Canvas-Led "Train-the-Trainers" sessions (along with the help options available via Canvas Support) will be available to assist with your questions daily during this time. These amazing individuals will be available during the listed times to answer your questions as best they can in REAL TIME. Daily schedules will be sent out all full and-part time faculty at regular intervals, keeping everyone up-to-date on when help is instantly available.
The individual volunteers will make themselves available via methods they are most comfortable with (i.e. Gmail, Chat, Zoom, Google hangout, etc.), so please contact the specific volunteer via email to schedule an appointed time during their availability and/or to determine their preferred method of contact.
You will likely find answers to many FAQ's and issues you are experiencing by visiting the following link for tutorial videos: https://bit.ly/391yGZR
If you are experiencing issues with BLACKBOARD, a library of instructional videos is available here: https://bit.ly/3a9W2h9
Once again, I want to thank all of you for your hard work, and the volunteers who are willing to give their time and talent to help support us all during this unprecedented time.
Office of Professional Development and Experiential Learning
Center for Teaching & Learning
Phone: (810) 762-5623
Fax: (810) 232-9985
Mott Community College
1401 E. Court Street - ML-3106
Flint, MI 48503
CTL trainings have been recorded and uploaded to the CTL YouTube channel for viewing. Please use them to review as needed.
The College will also be recording ALL Canvas training sessions via Zoom for viewing, and those will be uploaded as soon as possible upon completion of the sessions. We are working now to develop a strategy to live stream the sessions as well, and will provide details when they become available...Please know what we are all working hard, and as quickly as possible, to provide this support for everyone.
Also see Other Resources for other valuable links to health, food, child care, transportation and virtual activity resources..
Comcast is boosting speeds and offering a free trial for its internet Essentials program, its low-cost internet service for lower-income customers. Starting Monday, download speeds go from 15 Mbps to 25 and upload speed from 2 Mbps to 3.
To enable our students and employees to be able to access the online learning systems we are providing the following link to Comcast. Comcast is increasing broadband and offering the internet free for 60 days to low-income Americans who don't have internet service.
AT&T is waiving internet data overage for customers not already on unlimited home internet plans. Additionally, the company said, its Access program will continue to offer internet data to qualifying limited income households for $10 a month.
Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More
T-Mobile Response to COVID-19 and Supporting Customers
Sprint Responds: COVID-19 Updates
Mott Eats Food Pantry has moved into the new Lenore Croudy Family Life Center (LCFLC) in the former Woodside Church! The new location gives us more room, commercial refrigerators and easy access for students. Now that we have moved in, we are going to shift our operations to a Grab and Go format beginning Aug.10.
This means students will be able to drive to the main campus on designated days and times, and stay in their car to get food and personal supplies delivered directly to their car!
One of the perks of the new system is that when you arrive at the FLC, you will be able to select the items you want from a checklist of available items.
The schedule for the new Grab and Go system is:
Tuesday: Last name A-J pick up available from 9AM-2PM
Wednesday: Last name K-S pick up available from 9AM-2PM
Thursday: Last name T-Z pick up available from 9AM-2PM
PLEASE NOTE: Because Court Street is under construction, campus can only be accessed from Robert T. Longway Blvd. From Longway, turn onto Albert R. Horrigan Drive (near the RTC) and take it to where it meets Gorman Drive (right in front of the Visual Arts & Design Center). Follow Horrigan through campus to the LCFLC.
Pull into the circle drive in front of the LCFLC and wait in your car until an LCFLC staff member greets you. They will give you a checklist of available items to choose from. Your boxes will be filled by staff members after you complete the checklist, and then LCFLC staff will load the boxes into your car.
If you have any questions or need further assistance accessing Mott Eats, please call Dinah Schaller at (810) 814-2308.
If churches or pantries are closed or change operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan will list that information on this web page below. Community members can also download the “Got Food?” app in the iOS or Google app stores to find food sources near them. The state of Michigan’s Michigan 2-1-1 web page also provides resources for people in need of food.
Residents in need of food can find pantries near them by searching by zip code on our website. Calendars for our scheduled mass and mobile food distributions are also online. NOTE: We recommend calling distribution or pantry locations ahead of time to make sure they are still open.
The Genesee Health System is here to help during this stressful time. Stress and anxiety may be very high during the COVID-19 pandemic. Genesee Health System wants to make sure you realize you’re not alone and there are people available to help. We will get through this together, but in the meantime if you need to speak with someone about what you’re feeling, please reach out to the professionals at Genesee Health System at 810.257.3740, TTY 810.232.6310. Or text FLINT to 741741. The National Suicide Lifeline is 1.800.273.8255. Genesee Health System
If you have not signed up for the text alerts, you can do so through the MCC4Me portal/My Mott Apps/Account Manager.
Jason Wilson, Vice President of Student Success Services, and Dr. Russell L Bush are the College's liaisons to the Genesee County Health Department. They will ensure we follow CDC guidance for higher education institutions and coordinate appropriately with local and state health officials.
MCC asks that students and employees who are sick please stay home from class or work in accordance with our board policy [Policy No. 5502 – Communicable Diseases]. The College will work with faculty and managers to accommodate students and employees who stay home while ill. Students who miss instructional time should contact their faculty for assistance. Any student missing extended periods of instruction should contact the Assistant Vice President of Student Success Services for guidance at email@example.com.