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Tele-Learning and Tele-Working Information

MCC COVID19 (Coronavirus) Response

The college is open for business remotely through tele-learning and tele-working. Use this list to Contact Individuals/Offices by Email or Phone.


CARES Act Winter/Summer 2020 Student Emergency Relief Application Period Now Open:

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 funding is available to MCC students who were enrolled and attending classes on *March 16, 2020* or enrolled in Summer 2020, who 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 experiencing financial hardships due to the campus disruption resulting in unemployment or reduced financial support are also encouraged to apply.

Application deadline for the Winter/Summer 2020 -- CARES (COVID-19) Relief Funding Application phase is July 31, 2020.

The application can be accessed and completed here

Students in need of more information or assistance in completing this form, please contact Dinah Schaller By email: dinah.schaller@mcc.edu, Phone: 810-814-2308


Pass/Fail Grades - Resource Guide

Pass/Fail Grades - Resource Guide

Summer Semester is going to be DIFFERENT this year.

How?

  1. There is no Priority Registration – just open registration beginning April 15.
  2. All classes will be delivered on line – no face-to-face classes this summer
  3. It will only be 12 weeks long – from May 26-August 20
  4. Blackboard will go away and we will be using Canvas for course delivery

What will stay the same?

  1. You still need to load your Backpack and get your adviser to approve your classes.
  2. Half semester classes will STILL BE 8 WEEKS
  3. First half semester classes will end July 17
  4. Second half semester classes will start June 29
  5. This will NOT affect Financial Aid

Will we go back to face-to-face classes in the Fall Semester?

  • Registration for the Fall 2020 Semester is open!

    We know you are wondering “What next?” College leaders are developing a multi-pronged approach to re-opening MCC for online and on-campus instruction for the Fall 2020 semester. While still “under construction,” the plan will include fully online classes, hybrid classes (a combination of online and in-person instruction), and some on campus classes for those subjects that require hands-on learning.

    The times may be uncertain, but working toward your educational goals doesn’t have to be. Go to MyBackpack and build your Fall schedule. Yes, this year is going to be different - but different is good. Let's do this - we are MOTT STRONG.

View IMPORTANT DATES below for information on
Open Registration for FALL 2020 (F20/21)


Update on DLES-100 Requirement for Summer and Fall 2020

Due to the continuing COVID-19 emergency situation, Mott Community College will be making the DLES-100 eLearning preparation course optional for students wishing to take courses online for the Summer 2020 semester. In addition, a “mini” eLearning prep course will be available to all students in Canvas. Students who successfully complete their Summer 2020 online course will not be required to take DLES-100 in the future.

However, students who are not taking Summer courses online but who are planning to take online courses for Fall 2020 will still be required to complete DLES-100. Whether you choose to enroll in DLES-100 for Summer (optional) or Fall, for assistance with registering for DLES-100 or other eLearning questions, contact the eLearning office at: eLearning@mcc.edu or 810-762-0224.



Class Mode Offering Descriptions in My Backpack

Governor Whitmer's Executive Order FAQ's

The College will remain open and use telework and telelearning options to meet our business continuity and instructional demands through June 12, 2020. Employees necessary to conduct minimal in-person operations on any of our College sites will be notified.

The College computer labs designated for student computer and internet access will close, Monday 3/23 at 7 p.m. and will remain closed through June 12, 2020 until further notice.

Limited Chromebook check out is available. All students needing a College-owned Chromebook for their courses must submit a HelpDesk ticket by visiting https://mojo.mcc.edu/ click "new ticket" and email jennifer.mcdonald@mcc.edu to let her know you made the request, to arrange a pick-up today.


Real Talk with the President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea

Bear Pause Weekly Q & A with Vice President Jason Wilson



MCC Student Check in Survey

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


Self Help Resources

MCC Guide to Remote Learning

Support for students to be successful with tele-learning and the applications used at MCC for online/remote learning.


Academic Help

Technical Help and Support

Additional Help

Internet Connectivity Resources

Other Resources
  • Also see Other Resources for other valuable links related to health, food, child care, transportation and virtual activity resources.
Student Emergency Fund

Governor Whitmer's Executive Order FAQ's

  • COVID-19 Self-Reporting Instructions
  • COVID-19 Response Q & A
  • Information for Faculty Members - V.P. of Student Success Services Communication - 03/14/2020
  • Training for Faculty related to online course delivery - 03/14/2020
  • MCC Guide to Remote Teaching
  • MCC Guide to Remote Working
  • Canvas Support

    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: bbsupport@mcc.edu or canvassupport@mcc.edu

    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.

  • Zoom

    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

  • CTL Tech Support

    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: http://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 Video Format:

    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.

  • Internet Connectivity Resources

  • Keeping Fit During COVID-19

  • Other Resources

    Also see Other Resources for other valuable links to health, food, child care, transportation and virtual activity resources..

Here are a few useful links to help you succeed from home!

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


Verizon



Child Care

  • For health care workers, first responders, and other members of the essential workforce

    The Governor signed an Executive Order 2020-16 to expand the capacity for child care services for health care workers, first responders, and other members of the essential workforce providing critical infrastructure to Michiganders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

    Intermediate school districts, the Early Childhood Investment Corporation, and Michigan 2-1-1 are working together to mobilize and coordinate efforts. If you are having difficulty finding childcare, go to www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential fill out the form, and your information will be routed to someone in your community who can help you find care.

  • Mott Community College GSRP
    Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan (“Plan”) Assurances

Food Assistance

  • Mott Eats

    The Mott Eats Food Pantry will be altering its schedule, with food deliveries occurring every other week and re-stocking of the pantry happening during the weeks where food is not being delivered. See below for our April and May schedules which reflect this new approach.

    NOTE: Food deliveries will consist of two weeks’ worth of food.

    We are actively encouraging people to donate food and personal hygiene items (toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste, soap, etc.) to the Mott Eats Food Pantry. Donors should deliver their items on the above dates to the loading dock area at the rear of the Mott Memorial Building (located at Court Street & Horrigan Drive).

    Please also know that we welcome volunteers to assist with this process. Volunteers are needed to sort, box, receive, and organize donations. Volunteers are also needed to deliver student supplies (Chromebooks/class supplies), as needed.

    Please know that we welcome volunteers to assist with this process. Volunteers are needed to load food into vehicles and to deliver food and supplies to students’ homes.

    For more information about requesting food delivery, donating items, or volunteering, please contact Dinah Schaller at dinah.schaller@mcc.edu or by phone at 810.814.2308.

    ***In addition to food and personal hygiene items, the Mott Eats Food Pantry is also accepting financial contributions that will allow us to purchase food from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Donations can be made through The Foundation for Mott Community College. Please contact Mary Yarbrough at mary.yarbrough@mcc.edu for more information.***

  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

    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.


Health & Wellness

Keeping Fit During COVID-19
Coping with Stress and Anxiety
  • 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


Transportation

  • Michigan Transportation Authority (MTA)

    The Mass Transportation Authority will reinstate additional essential services on May 18, 2020 as follows:

    Fixed Route bus service will be reinstated on May18, 2020, with services operating on a Saturday type hourly service Monday through Saturday 6:30am - 11:00pm and Sundays 830am - 7:30 pm. Passengers will be asked to wear a mask or scarf when boarding, those who need a mask will find them available on the bus. Boarding the bus will be done through the rear doors only and fares will be waived until June 1, 2020. Passengers who are sick will be requested to stay at home. Regional Route bus service will be reinstated on June 1, 2020.

    Rides to Wellness Service for qualified DHHS clients and Genesee County Veterans will resume on June 1, 2020. The Mass Transportation Authority has taken numerous steps to protect our drivers and the riding public. Our ability to keep these services operating will depend greatly on passenger cooperation.

    On behalf of the Mass Transportation Authority, board of directors, staff, and our employees we appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

    If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact MTA Customer Service Center at 810-767-0100 or visit https://www.mtaflint.org/ for updated information.


Virtual Activities

MSU Extension Family
  • Looking for extra activities for your youth to participate during this time of Stay Safe-Stay Home?

    These short one-hour interactive webinars will give youth a basic foundation on credit and resources to learn more. You’ll also learn how you can use the knowledge learned to take part in the 4-H Show Your Money Smarts Contest!

    For the full event listing of virtual events for youth audiences, visit https://bit.ly/3dqPfll.


President's Communications

Vice President of Student Success Services Communications

Faculty Support and Training Communications

News Releases

Governor Whitmer's Executive Order FAQ's

Date / Duration Event
June 3 - September 14

Open Registration for Fall Semester 2020 (F20/21).

Open Registration for Fall 2020 (F20/21) begins - (PLEASE NOTE: There will be no "Priority Registration" period for this semester.) Registration for Fall Semester 2020 closes September 14, 2020.

Fall Semester 2020 (F20/21) Begins September 8, 2020.

Search for Classes/Sections Registration and Enrollment Information

May 26 - August 20

Summer Semester 2020 (19/20)

- All Classes for the Summer Semester will only be available online through tele-learning.

12 Week Classes - Begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and run through Thursday, August 20, 2020.

First Half Classes - Begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and run through Friday, July 17, 2020.

Second Half Classes - Begin Monday, June 29, 2020 and run through Thursday, August 20, 2020.

View the Academic Registration Calendar

Where can I get current information?

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.

Jason Wilson
Jason Wilson
Dr. Russell L. Bush
Dr. Russell L. Bush

If You Are Sick – PLEASE STAY HOME!

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 clarence.jennings@mcc.edu.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Related Information and FAQs


Mott Community College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, and is working in conjunction with public health officials and medical professionals to ensure the safety -- and well-being -- of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


Symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Difficulty breathing

History & Governmental Information

The virus was first detected in China and has now spread to more than 80 countries, including the United States. This situation is evolving rapidly, and updated information can be found from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus or the Genesee County Health Department at https://gchd.us/coronavirus/.

General: This policy is developed to ensure the good health and safety of all students, employees, and visitors. ‘Communicable diseases’ as defined in this policy refers to any infectious or contagious disease spread from person to person, or animal to person, or as defined by law, including but not limited to, the Genesee County Health Department, Michigan Department of Community Health or the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The following basic policy statements apply:

  1. A person who knows, or has a reason to believe, that they, or someone else, attending or employed at the College is infected with a communicable disease must report this to Human Resources.
  2. The College will take reasonable precautions to protect health information, pursuant to all applicable laws and statutes, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
  3. Any faculty or staff member inappropriately disclosing confidential health information is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.
  4. The College will, in conjunction with medical professionals and/or public health officials, gather information regarding the specific communicable disease reported, and its threat for transmission. The Board reserves the right to require a written statement from the employee’s physician indicating that the employee’s condition does not pose a health hazard to others, and to conduct, at its own expense, medical evaluations to prevent the risk of exposure to an infectious disease which may affect the health, safety, and welfare of others.
  5. The College will collaborate with the employee’s supervisor to determine if reasonable accommodations can be made to allow the employee to continue working, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws.
  6. Communicable diseases include, but are not limited to, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), AIDS Related Complex (ARC), Chickenpox, Conjunctivitis, Hepatitis A, B, and D, Infectious Mononucleosis, Influenza, Measles, Meningitis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and Tuberculosis. The College will analyze and respond to each case of a communicable disease by its own particular facts.

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1232g et seq., 42 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. and 42 U.S.C. 1320d et seq., as amended

Reviewed: September 21, 2009
Reviewed: October 19, 2009
Approved: October 26, 2009

See also:
Infectious Disease Outbreak Information

International travel on behalf of the College has been suspended until the end of April. Travel on behalf of the College within the United States is restricted to essential travel only. Employees must check with their supervisor to determine if travel is essential or not.

MCC is asking employees who have traveled to a Level 2 or Level 3 Notice country within the past 14 days (Japan, China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy) to self-report to their Executive Cabinet member, and to self-quarantine for a recommended period of 14 days consistent with CDC and State of Michigan guidelines.

MCC is also asking students who have traveled to a Level 2 or Level 3 Notice country within the past 14 days (Japan, China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy) to self-report to Jason Wilson, Vice President for Student Success Services, and to self-quarantine for a recommended period of 14 days consistent with CDC and State of Michigan guidelines.

Additionally, if you have an immediate family member who has traveled to any of the Level 3 or Level 2 countries listed by the CDC here, please self-report to your supervisor or instructor to determine the best course of action, which may include self-quarantine. If you plan personal travel to a Level 2 or Level 3, or to a state that has declared a state of emergency related to COVID-19, you are asked to self-report this travel to your supervisor or instructor in order to coordinate any impact.

What is Coronavirus COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a newly identified coronavirus that is causing an outbreak of pneumonia illness. It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, human coronaviruses are common throughout the world and usually cause mild to moderate illness in people. This new virus is a public health concern because:

  • It is newly identified, so much is still unknown about it.
  • Two other human coronaviruses, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, have caused severe illness.
  • No vaccine currently exists.

The CDC considers COVID-19 a public health concern based on current information. However, the immediate health risk to the general U.S. public is considered low at this time. The CDC has identified the following individuals as at higher risk for serious illness with COVID-19:

  • Older adults.
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease.
    • Diabetes.
    • Lung disease.

If you have traveled recently to a CDC-identified Level 2 or Level 3 country, or to a state that has declared a state of emergency related to COVID-19 you may be at risk. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html for up-to-date information on geographic risk assessment.

Symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Difficulty breathing.

Person-to-person spread is occurring, although it’s unclear exactly how COVID-19 is transmitted and how easily the virus spreads between people. Current thinking is that it is easily spread, mostly by droplet form in exhaled breath vapor, sneezing, and coughing; it can survive on surfaces for varying periods of time; it can also be spread by those who are not yet sick.

There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to COVID-19.

Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Consider alternatives to shaking hands.
  • Unless you are sick with cough, sneezing and fever, it is not advised to wear a mask.

Visit the Center For Disease Control and Prevention web site at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html for more detailed information.

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider and self-isolate. The CDC offers the following guidance on how to self-isolate: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Additionally, if you or a household member believe you have been exposed to anyone who has traveled to any of the countries listed above (Japan, China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy), you should self-report to your Executive Cabinet member (for employees) or VPSSS Jason Wilson (for students) to determine the best course of action, which may include self-quarantine.

Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

CDC recommends anyone returning from countries with a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Travel Warning self-quarantine for 14 days from your last day in that country. The self-quarantine recommendation currently does not apply in general to travelers who only transit through an airport in one of these countries. Self-monitor for the development of any symptoms, and call your healthcare provider right away if you develop symptoms.

Those returning from domestic travel in areas with sustained community transmission of COVID-19 are encouraged to practice self-observation for the development of any symptoms, and call your healthcare provider right away if you develop a fever or respiratory symptoms.

Again, symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Difficulty breathing.

CDC recommends anyone returning from countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Warning selfquarantine for 14 days from your last day in that country. The self-quarantine recommendation currently does not apply in general to travelers who only transit through an airport in one of these countries.

To self-quarantine, you should:

  • Stay home. Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home. Avoid visitors to your home.
  • Self-monitor for fever by checking temperature at least twice a day. Contact your healthcare provider if you develop a fever or respiratory symptoms.
  • When seeking medical care, call ahead and tell them about your symptoms before heading to the doctor’s office or the emergency room.
  • Do not use public transport like buses or taxis.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and immediately throw the tissue in the trash and clean hands with sanitizer.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
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