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Middle States Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
Phyllis Romaine Walker
23:40
Good afternoon!
Dr. Leigh Bello-de Castro
37:03
If anyone has questions please put them into the Chat area. We will address all questions at the end.
Dr. Leigh Bello-de Castro
51:18
If there are any questions please type them in the chat. We will address all at the end.
Sujatha Ramakrishnan
54:23
How are we going to address Priority IV under institutional priorities using in person resources?
Michael Stewart
58:14
Are we going to put into place a proactive plan to retain our students? Waiting until they are missing for a couple of classes is really too late to reach out to them,
Mikal Naeem Nash
59:14
Dean Kirkland, yes, increasing enrollment is main priority. Do we know the reason why/how we lost so many students?
Victoria Timpanaro
01:00:53
Do we know how our loss of students during Covid compares to other community colleges in the state?
Sonia Rios Cardoso
01:04:14
Maybe the academic departments can reach out to their students starting in the first semester. A short message welcoming them to the Division, introducing the Chair and the location of where the area is and other services that they provide.
Shirlgandy Saint Jean
01:04:26
Is ECC planning on providing the First Year Experience (FYE) courses for all incoming, first-time freshmen. As it has been designed to “help students prepare for the transition from high school to college.”
Emmanuel Aouad PhD
01:12:06
How can we improve our digital communication systems ? Some of our students are using chrome books which do not work with the Respondus software. How do we ensure that our students have access to the right laptops ? Respondus should be installed on student notebooks during the first week of the semester. Individual instructors should retain their Moodle course pages for the subsequent semester. How do we generate separate bulletin platforms to communicate with our students in the different sections ?
Patrice Davis
01:14:12
Didn't we purchase the chrome books for student loaners? Do the loaners work with Respondus
Dr. Leigh Bello-de Castro
01:14:37
Yes Chromebooks work with Respondus
Mamie Bridgeforth
01:15:28
From Mamie Bridgeforth
Patrice Davis
01:17:26
When it comes to the Cares Act? Can we let students commit those funds to paying monies owed so we can keep students rather than void them for nonpayment?
vieira
01:22:14
Feedback to be provided to CatalogFeedback@Essex.edu
vieira
01:22:52
https://catalog.essex.edu/overview-academic-divisions/degree-programs/
vieira
01:24:17
https://www.essex.edu/continuing-ed/
Kathlyn Battle
01:24:45
Hi everyone!
Mamie Bridgeforth
01:24:50
Are we taking advantage of free publicity through such media outlets as news stations etc.? We have a student graduating whose life is a major human relations story that will if handled properly bring a great deal of positive press to the College. His high school has been waiting for the College to contact them. They feel a joint press release with Essex about this student's success at Essex will highlight their program and how they sent Essex a student who in spite of his challenges is the first student from their program with the challenges he has to earn a College Degree. Have we contacted this student and his former high school? His story is a testimony to the strength of the human spirit and how Essex helped him and how proud of Essex his high school is. Handled properly this student, Essex and his high school could be all over the evening news. Hope we can follow through.
Emmanuel Aouad PhD
01:24:51
I will double check on the Chromebook Respondus compatibility again. Also, how can we generate and administer a common course exam on Moodle ? I have not had any success on that issue with Mr. Hutchinson.
Kathlyn Battle
01:26:12
Is there a plan to implement a texting platform like signalVine or AdmitHub to improve our communication with students?
Keith Kirkland
01:26:35
yes.
Patrice Davis
01:27:03
I saw our Covid vaccine center on a commercial and the College wasn't even mentioned
Kathlyn Battle
01:27:04
Thank you Dean KK.
Patrice Davis
01:28:38
The Ready App is a really good mobile based app that brings banner, moodle, group communications together
T-Mobile Revvl Plus
01:29:00
hello
Patricia Slade
01:32:56
Good afternoon, With the café renovation will it include a ramp for physically challenged individuals to access the pit?
Patricia Slade
01:33:20
Where is the wellness center located?
Rosa Reyes
01:33:43
Hi Wellness Center are located at the CFT building
Rosa Reyes
01:34:31
Café renovation includes ramp
Kathlyn Battle
01:36:24
Will the Wellness Center ever be built? Mental health issues among CC students have increased as a result of COVID. What is the College's plan to address the influx of more students effected with MH issues and homelessness?
SLAO Essex
01:40:24
Is there an ETA on the completion of the tile situation outside the Dasher Center?
Yasser Kabakibi
01:40:57
Thank you!
Moshe Braunstein
01:41:51
Thanks for a very interesting and informative meeting.
Phyllis Romaine Walker
01:42:24
Thank you and be safe!
CR Rodrigues
01:42:35
This was very interesting!
Patrice Davis
01:42:39
thank you