Recent events have pushed virtually all of higher education to move their programs online–including colleges who hadn’t planned on making that move for quite some time. This rapid shift to remote learning has highlighted some of the distinct advantages of online programs, but it has also created new challenges for those who provide advising and offer student support services. Career and program exploration, resume building and employer engagement: what do these processes look like in a virtual setting?
On April 2, we hosted a webinar with a panel of six higher education leaders from across the country, who shared and discussed their ideas and approaches to these and other issues.
If you missed the webinar or would like to share with a colleague, see below for the full recording, outline, and resources mentioned.
0:00 – Intro: Data-driven decisions for tough times
0:32 – Purpose of this webinar
2:00 – Panelist introductions
6:12 – Creating meaningful online connections
12:30 – Student instruction in online tools
19:34 – Changes in student engagement levels
23:38 – Impact of economy on 4-year transfers and skilled trades
28:47 – Budgets, program development, and resource allocation
33:17 – Staying steady in student support processes
41:00 – Meeting students where they are
48:23 – Helping students stay calm and informed
51:14 – Closing remarks
Parker Dewey (internship opportunities)
Linda Head, Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor, External & Employer Relations at Lone Star College, TX
Paula Nissen, Interim Bureau Chief, Bureau of Community Colleges
Workforce Preparation/Education Consultant at the Iowa Department of Education
Sarah Wilson, Career Counselor at Central Piedmont Community College, NC
Becky Warren, Director of Workforce & Career Services, University of Arkansas Community College – Batesville
Shannon Wells, Career & Transfer Connections Manager, Sierra College, CA
Jason Weinstein, Senior Director of Career & Technical Education Career Services (CTE Programs), LaGuardia Community College, NY
Moderator: Brian Bailey, Manager of Higher Education, Emsi