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Educators who teach in higher education are invited to a faculty  town hall discussion about strategies and practices to support community college faculty as they respond to COVID-19 and the changing needs of their students and peers. COVID-19 has drastically changed the delivery of instruction. Across the state, faculty are innovating and adapting new teaching modalities to ensure student have access to a quality education.

“For two months now in webinars we have been hearing the chancellor’s office explain how to support  colleges, employees and students,” said CCA President Eric Kaljumägi.  “The intent of this webinar is for the chancellor to hear from faculty and staff about what we’ve been facing on the ground.”

The Faculty Town Hall webinar, which is from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, is hosted by the Chancellor’s Office and the Community College Association (CCA). Click here to register.

Chancellor Elroy Ortiz Oakley will provide opening and closing statements.  After initial remarks and a discussion regarding re-opening of community colleges, the following speakers will be available to address questions from participants:

  • Community College Association – Eric Kaljumägi
  • California Federation of Teachers – Jim Mahler
  • California Community College Independents – Jeffrey Michels
  • California School Employee Association – Bill Rawlings
  • Service Employees International Union – Carlos Diaz
  • Academic Senate – John Stanskas
  • Faculty Association of California Community Colleges – Debbie Klein

Topics and questions to be discussed include:

  • Colleges soliciting input from faculty/classified staff regarding plans for the fall semester
  • Certification for distance learning
  • Access to necessary technology for remote learning
  • Expectations and safety issue involved in providing regarding in-person instruction/support

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