Information for Fall 2020

What next?

Mott Community College has worked hard to answer this question as we transition to the “new normal” brought on by COVID19.

As a community, we are taking a slow and intentional five-phase approach to reopening our on-campus operations and expanding our staffing, based on recommendations from state and federal authorities. This five-phase approach means most of the MCC workforce and students will continue to work and learn remotely for the immediate future. During each phase, we will be deliberate in reducing risk for employees, students, on-site partners, and visitors.

Everyone will have to make significant changes as we strive to work and learn together during our return to the way we experience Mott Community College. We will have to have mutual support, kindness and caring for our fellow college family members. We will have to be committed to following the new articulated norms that will guide the way we work and learn at Mott Community College.

For the safety of our College and campus community it is crucial that all faculty, staff, students, onsite partners, and visitors follow all MCC Reopening Standards and phasing procedures. Not following the MCC Reopening Standards will be grounds for removing the person from campus or other actions that could lead to disciplinary measures necessary to keep our College safe for everyone.

Quick Answers To Common Questions

You have questions – we understand. Here are some quick answers to some of the questions we have already received, and then a few more we thought might be helpful. PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING Q&A SECTIONS. If you have a question that is NOT answered in the following buttons – send us an email.

  • For questions related to Academics like classes and degree programs, email the division office your degree falls under.
  • For questions related to Student Services like advising and counseling, email counsel@mcc.edu.
  • For questions related to Workforce and Economic Development, call 810-232-2555.
  • For all other questions, email marketing@mcc.edu and we will track down an answer for you.

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.

Watch for the Fall application in mid-September.

Moving around campus will be different. There are designated ENTER ONLY and EXIT ONLY doors for all buildings. Do not try to enter an EXIT ONLY door – it will be locked from the inside. Make sure to determine which doors are ENTER ONLY and which doors are EXIT ONLY nearest your classroom.

At the ENTER ONLY doors there will be someone taking your temperature with a non-invasive device. If you have forgotten your mask, you will be given one at the door.

Once inside a building there will be directional arrows in the floors indicating you should stay to the right and reminding you to maintain social distance from others.

Stairwells are either up or down.

Elevators are limited to one person at a time – be patient and wait your turn while maintaining social distance.

Social distancing in classrooms means there will be fewer seats and they will placed 6 feet apart. In labs it will mean that only one student can be at a station at a time. Your instructor will provide information on how each in-person class will operate.

Hydration stations are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Remember to bring water with you if you plan to stay on campus for more than an hour.

Food availability is limited to vending machines. There will be some cold food option s in two new vending machines in the Fishbowl in Curtice-Mott (the student Lounge on the first floor near the near Bistro). Students and employees are welcome to bring their own food to campus.

The short answer is, yes, you will probably have some classes online, how many and what they will look like really depends on your degree or certificate program.

No. As usual, the schedule will have the four types of classes we teach, but because of new safety protocols, we will offer significantly more WWW, WCA and Hybrid classes.

  • WWW classes - Classes taught completely online
  • WCA classes - Classes taught predominantly online with some in person requirements (i.e. exams/oral presentations)
  • HYB classes – Classes where a minimum of 50% of instruction is online
  • Face to Face classes – Classes meet in a classroom exclusively

Face to face and hybrid classes will include new protocols such as the use of recorded and live broadcast video lectures, smaller class sizes allowing social distancing in class attendance, social distancing inside of classrooms/labs, and frequent cleaning/sanitizing of classrooms during class changes throughout the day. Classrooms will be arranged to facilitate social distancing and furniture must not be moved from its proscribed arrangement. REMEMBER: Even Face to face classes will have some amount of online learning.

There will a LOT fewer people on campus. To lessen person to person contact when at MCC, everyone will be required to enter and exit all building at designated locations. There will be directional signage indicating “Entrance” doors and “Exit” doors for all buildings. Inside buildings you must follow arrows on the floor and maintain a six-foot distance from others whenever possible. There will be markers on the floor to help with social distancing. Additionally, class times will be staggered to limit the number of people in hallways and individuals are encouraged not to linger in hallways before or after classes.

Because many occupational degree programs require hands on experiential learning using equipment that students only have access to while on campus, these classes WILL have on-campus class time, but with some changes. Students will have to wipe down and sanitize their areas before AND after use, there will be fewer people in the room at one time, and masks and social distancing will be required of everyone.

If you have pre-planned classes, please review these selections with your advisor to discuss your preference on how a class is taught (online/hybrid/face to face). Availability of a class in your preferred course delivery method may influence “how” you select classes (for example: maybe classes you feel more confident in could be taken online, and classes you find more challenging could be taken face to face).

Yes, in fact, in Fall 2020, we are expanding the use of this feature to not only help students get into the classes they need, but in the “preferred” method they want it taught. Which means that when adding yourself to a waitlist you 1) pay attention to HOW a class is being taught, and 2) add yourself to the class you want based on how it is taught.

Actually, because of waitlists, we added more than 50 sections to the summer semester, and we are ready to add more classes to fall semester to meet demand. So put yourself on a waitlist!

Yes, if you haven’t already. Successful completion of the DLES-100 requirement is required for WWW, WCA, and HYB courses in Fall 2020. To sign up for DLES, call 810-762- 0224 or email e-Learning@mcc.edu or talk to your adviser.

Yes, all students and faculty!

CANVAS is the new learning platform we use – it replaced Blackboard. Taking the DLES will help you navigate CANVAS more successfully.

No, we have completed our transition to CANVAS.

If you have registered for Fall 2020 classes you should have received a quick questionnaire about your laptop and Internet access. In Fall 2020, we will be providing laptops/hotspots to students during the first week of classes.

Some students will receive a laptop/hotspot because of financial aid eligibility, those not receiving financial aid, who need technology, will receive a laptop/hotspot via CARES act funding. We want all students to have access to their own equipment.

Because we have reorganized Student Success! All students are assigned to one of four new Student Success Teams. Your Academic Success Specialist (Advisor), will work with other specialists from key areas to help guide you to graduation. This reorganization mean you may have a different advisor. If you prefer to stay with your current advisor, please notify Dr. Chris Engle, Dean of Counseling & Student Development at chris.engle@mcc.edu.

Remember to click the “Request Review” button, this is what prompts your advisor to review your academic plan and approve and/or suggest changes to your academic plan to help you graduate on time. Academic Advisors will have your business days.

Reach out to your advisor using the My Backpack “compose a note” function to send a message to your advisor, or you can schedule a virtual advising session by calling 810-762-0331.

There will definitely be some changes. You and the instructor will have to wear PPE (a mask at minimum, face shields if necessary), retain social distancing whenever possible and there will be fewer people in the on campus classes/labs. For details about specific classes and degree programs, check with your instructor or the Dean.

Yes – by appointment only. Fall Semester hours are: Mon through Thurs 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. Appointments must be made to use the library via the myLibro app. The computer lab, study rooms (for individual use), and quiet study space is available. There is virtual reference and help during the following hours: Mon through Thurs 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12 -5 p.m.

Yes, the Writing Center will be open this fall for remote services. The target reopening date is Oct. 1. Tutoring appointments will be available from 11am-3pm, Monday through Thursday. Tutors will be working on campus, but the Center will not be open for drop-in service. Details will be available on the Writing Center's website.

Yes! By appointment only. Call 810-762-0406 or email testcenter@mcc.edu to make an appointment.

Yes! The Computer Center in CM1135 is the only open computer lab that will be open. Hours are: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Masks and social distancing required. No appointment necessary.

The Computer Center in CM1135 is available if you need to print. . Hours are: Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Masks and social distancing required. No appointment necessary.

Yes, it will be open by appointment only. Call 810-232-4962 for an appointment for help with food assistance, housing assistance, financial assistance, and health insurance assistance.

Yes! It open for children 6 months to five years old. In person and virtual pre-kindergarten programs are available. Call 810-239-0046 or email childcare@mcc.edu for more information.

No, it will not be open for the Fall Semester.

Yes, with masks and social distancing restrictions required, and you must make an appointment. Capacity will be limited.

Yes, Peer Tutoring will be available this fall for remote services. Tutors will be operating from a computer lab on campus but will not be in the Prahl Center. Students wishing to register for peer tutoring services may do so by signing up at Tutoring Center website. The form is at the bottom of the page.

Peer tutors provide support in a broad range of subjects and are available to support any student needing help with basic study skills such as note taking and test preparation. Appointments will be available 10am to 4pm, Monday through Thursday, and the Peer Tutoring Center will start processing appointment requests on September 14.

MCC has partnered with Tutor.com to allow all MCC students access to services provided by TUTOR.COM at no additional cost. Tutor.com offers support in most academic subjects and will be especially valuable for students needing help with a higher level class. Students can access this service by going to www.tutor.com/mott. When asked to create an account, students should use their mcc.edu email address.

Class start times will be staggered to reduce density in hallways and public spaces, and after the last class of the day starts, all exterior doors will be locked. This way, as students and faculty leave the building after their class is over, density goes down and unauthorized people are not entering the buildings. This will not be true for the Library.

Yes, but they will likely be online office hours. Please respect your instructor’s personal time by contacting them during scheduled office hours. You are welcome to email them outside of office hours, but please don’t expect a reply until during business hours.

At this point, we plan on conducting the vast majority of student engagement virtually. With that said, we hope to be able to provide some limited in-person engagement on campus, during the fall semester, as the institution moves deeper into our phased reopening plan. It is safe to assume that even as we begin to offer in-person engagement activities, these events will be limited in size and scope to ensure the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff.

All large events are suspended until it is deemed safe for people to gather in large numbers once again.

Student Life is working hard to help student groups and clubs thrive in the virtual world. Check in with Student Life Coordinator if your group or club needs help navigating the virtual world.

Yes! Check with your coach for details. We still don't know if we will be allowed to have spectators or not for indoor games. Stay tuned - keep an eye on the MCC4Me portal and College social media for updates. In the meantime - follow our eSports team during the Fall Championship Season! Our varsity eSports program is unaffected by the changes happening to fall sports; outside of the fact we will not be practicing our competing in person until the risks associated with the virus are diminished. This can be done because there are no aspects to eSports which necessitate in person.

  • Registration of players ends September 20, 2020
  • Competitions begins September 21, 2020
  • Championships are November 16, 2020
  • This year will be offering the following game titles:
    • Valorant – PC
    • Counter Strike: Global Offensive – PC
    • Hearthstone – PC
    • Rainbow Six – PC
    • Madden 21 – PS4
    • Super Smash (solos and doubles) – Switch
    • Rocket League – PC
    • Overwatch – PC

Mott student-athletes that have executed a National Letter of Intent will not be adversely impacted by a decision to not compete next year.

Yes and no. The Beanery at the Culinary Arts Institute in downtown Flint will be open under new COVID19 protocols (masks and social distancing required). The Campus location will be closed until further notice.

No. See the Food on Campus button for more information about food available on campus.

Yes! It open for children 6 months to five years old. In person and virtual pre-kindergarten programs are available. Call 810-239-0046 or email childcare@mcc.edu for more information.

“Raise your hand” in Compass and a counselor will contact you.

Yes, they will be open for next day appointment only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon – Thurs. To make a next day appointment call or email: 810-762-0331 or advising@mcc.edu.

Yes, by next day appointment only. To make an appointment call the Cashiers office at 762-5161 or810-762-5162, or email cashier@mcc.edu.

Yes, they will be open for next day appointment only from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Mon – Thurs. To make a next day appointment call 810-762-0200.

Yes, but we prefer you start with a Zoom meeting. You can schedule a zoom meeting by emailing financialaid@mcc.edu or calling 810-762-0144 or 800-852-8614 to request a meeting. For an on campus in-person meeting you will need to make an appointment and you will not be allowed to bring additional people with, this includes children and/or family members.

Yes! Childcare will be offered, and will operate under guidelines developed to keep our littlest bears and their families safe. This may mean different drop off and pick up rules, and will include the same wellness checks re require of grown-ups.

Yes! The Pantry is open on a grab-n-go format Mon through Thurs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Fri from 12-3 p.m. Questions? Call Dinah Schaller at 810-814-2308.

Yes, it is open by appointment only Mon through Thurs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Dinah Schaller at 810-814-2308 to make an appointment.

Yes, the Campus Bookstore is open by appointment only, or, you can order books online. Appointments are available Mon – Fri from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Call 810-762-5603 or email SM8296@bncollege.com to make an appointment.

Yes, they will be open for next day appointment only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon – Thurs. To make a next day appointment call or email: 810-232-9181 or disability@mcc.edu

Yes, they will be open for next day appointment only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon – Thurs. To make a next day appointment call email: reg.center@mcc.edu.

Yes, MCC will continue to work with MTA to provide discounted bus passes. Please remember if you are riding the bus you will need to take extra precautions. Follow the guidelines of MTA. Always wear a mask before entering the bus and avoid touching surfaces with your hands. Place your personal items in your lap and not on the seat or floor. Use a disposable bag to carry your personal items including your book bag. When leaving the bus take your personal items out of the bag and throw it away in the trash can. Wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers before you remove your mask.

Yes! Email workforce@mcc.edu or visit Employment Services to view current job openings.

Absolutely! Email us at jobshop@mcc.edu to make an appointment with a staff member for resume review. We will also offer virtual resume workshops, email jobshop@mcc.edu for details.

Yes! WED will continue to offer training programs, however, students will have to follow all reopening safety standards and expectations.

Will MCC still be used for public events? In general, no. However, MCC will continue to partner with organizations that serve the greater good, such as Red Cross Blood Drives and COVID19 Testing. Virtual and minimal face-to-face experiences will be offered based on approval from the President’s Office.

Yes, we will continue to open the MCC Event Center as a voting location. Social distancing and masks will be required.

Not for the near future. We continue to evaluate and assess campus and public health concerns when allowing access to campus facilities and the branch center facilities. Currently we are restricting access in the interest of public health and safety.

Not for the near future. We continue to evaluate and assess campus and public health concerns when allowing access to campus facilities and the branch center facilities. Currently we are restricting access in the interest of public health and safety.

Not for the near future.

Yes – in the Fishbowl in Curtice-Mott (the student lounge area on the first floor just outside the Bistro). Food options are limited to vending machine grab-n-go salads, sandwiches and snacks. Vending machines for snacks will also be available in their regular locations. The College is exploring additional food options – stay tuned! The Bear Bistro is closed.

Not on the main campus, but the Beanery in the Culinary Arts Institute on Saginaw Street in downtown Flint is open. Hours are: Mon through Fri from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Yes, it will open later in September and run as usual through early December. You must have a reservation due to limited seating. Call 810-762-0429 for a reservation.

The strategic pillars of student success, employee success, teaching and learning success, workforce partnership success and community sustainability success guide the MCC reopening process.

Five Phase Reopening Plan

All employees, students, onsite partners, and visitors will practice symptom monitoring before they leave for the Mott Community College campus or a College site. Employees, students, onsite partners, and visitors must assess their health and wellness each day they intend to report onsite to a MCC facility. If an employee, student or onsite partner has any of the symptoms below that are unusual, new or worsening, they must call MCC Health Services at 810-762-5667 for a health assessment before leaving for the MCC campus or site.

The below CDC-provided list of symptoms for COVID-19 may continue to update as we learn more about the virus:

  • Fever or chills
  • New cough, not related to a known medical condition
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Thermal scan temperature monitors will be placed at entrances of MCC buildings. If an individual is found to have a temperature of 100.4 or greater, they will be asked to leave the building and contact Health Services by phone for further instruction.

If an employee, student or onsite partner has been notified that they have been inadvertently exposed to COVID-19, they must contact MCC Health Services for further direction for reporting to work or class.

If an employee, student or onsite partner has a person in their household suspected of having COVID-19, they must self-quarantine following CDC guidelines and contact the Public Safety Department to complete the MCC COVID-19 Reporting Process.

If an employee, student or onsite partner has a person in their household diagnosed with COVID- 19, they must self-quarantine following CDC guidelines and contact the Public Safety Department to complete the MCC COVID-19 Reporting Process.

 

Employees, students or onsite partners exposed to COVID-19, or who have a person in their household suspected of having COVID-19, are required to quarantine for 14 days, present no symptoms, and have a post-quarantine COVID-19 test that is negative, before returning to any campus facility.

MCC Health Services may require individuals to have a further assessment by a medical clinic before returning to campus or a site. The College will provide low-cost/no-cost options for those who do not have health insurance and/or access to a physician.

The MCC Reopening Standards are:

  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds or longer and use hand sanitizer.
  • Follow all MCC directional and safety signage in buildings, parking lots, and other public areas.
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Employees and Students

Employees and students must attend the MCC Reopening Training and all department-required safety training before returning to MCC. MCC will provide the required PPE for employees and students, or they may use their own based on CDC standards.

Employees with specific questions about reopening protocols or course delivery for their areas should contact their immediate supervisor.

Onsite Partners and Visitors

Onsite partners are also expected to follow the MCC Standards, Mandatory Health and Wellness Check, and participate in the MCC Reopening Training.

All visitors are expected to follow the MCC Standards and perform the Mandatory Health and Wellness Check before they travel to MCC.

NOTICE: Thermal scan temperature monitors will be placed at entrances of MCC buildings. If an individual is found to have a temperature of 100.4 or greater, they will be asked to leave the building and contact Health Services by phone for further instruction.

MCC is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, MCC will seek to ensure that all employees and students have the resources they need to be successful as we re-open in the “new normal.” This includes access to:

  • Technology such as laptops and Internet hubs;
  • Mental health and wellness options offered virtually;
  • Alternative work, learning and services options when possible.

Additionally, all MCC meetings will be held in a virtual format unless deemed essential for face-to-face by an Executive Cabinet member.

We value our corporate partners and look forward to continuing our collaboration as we all adjust to the “new normal.” We appreciate your willingness to comply with our Reopening Standards and Mandatory Health and Wellness Check List.

We want to keep you safe while at the same time ensuring the safety of our students and employees. If you have any questions or need specific details regarding access to our campus or satellite locations, please contact MCC Public Safety at 810-762-0222 or via email at michael.odette@mcc.edu

We are still here for our community. MCC is committed to continuing to support community programs and initiatives, within the boundaries of our Reopening Standards. We understand that these protocols represent significant changes to our daily operations as we strive to work and learn together and continue to partner with the community at large. We are confident that together, we can continue to work toward our common goals while maintaining the health and welfare of all concerned. If you have any questions or need specific details regarding access to our campus or satellite locations, please contact MCC Public Safety at 810-762-0222 or via email at michael.odette@mcc.edu