Info for Faculty

Kansas City Kansas Community College has been vigilantly monitoring the daily and hourly updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. We have been following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as guidance from local, regional and state public health officials to inform all of our decisions.

Please read the 'General Information' section on the Coronoavirus (COVID-19) Webpage for any changes and updates.

Faculty do not have to report to campus the week of March 23.

Faculty who need training to convert to a virtual environment can receive that virtually or in-person. Faculty should contact their Dean immediately if they need training or wish to assist with training.

Faculty should communicate the following information to their Dean immediately if they plan to be on campus:

  • Date you will be on campus (Monday, March 23; or Tuesday, March 24)
  • Time(s) you will be on campus
  • Reason for being on campus (receiving training; assisting with training (Faculty Mentor); pick up materials

Continuity of Education

KCKCC instructors, please use the information provided at this link as a resource.  Online Education is in the process of preparing training sessions for Continuity of Education.

Student safety and success is in the forefront of our planning at all stages. For the remainder of the semester our goal is to limit the number of people (faculty and students, and community) physically on campus while ensuring students receive the critical information they need to be successful in their classes and in the future.

Transitioning to Online: Resources for Faculty

As we are transitioning courses online, we have been proactively working to provide faculty with plenty of resources. Online Education and the Center for Teaching Excellence are diligently striving to assist faculty in these unprecedented times. Many educational development companies are offering programs and resources for free. Below are several resources for you in addition to the resources we have created at KCKCC:

  1. Five Ways to Promote Student Autonomy in Online Discussions
  2. Magna Publications is offering the following collection (Taking Your Teaching Online) for free. Use coupon code COLLECTION at checkout to receive this collection for free! https://www.magnapubs.com/online-courses/taking-your-teaching-online-program-collection-15317-1.html
  3. Association of College University Educators (ACUE): Click on the link below for a free online teaching toolkit: https://acue.org/online-teaching-toolkit/
  4. Pearson Education: Click the link below, find free resources/videos for higher education faculty on this page: https://www.pearson.com/news-and-research/working-learning-online-during-pandemic.html

 If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact either the CTE or Online Education and we are here to help you and your students to provide a quality education amidst the current circumstances.

How to Move From On-Ground to an Online

Go to our Center of Teaching Excellence's YouTube channel for instructions and best practices on how to migrate from an on-ground environment to an online environment.

View the first video in the series below:

Online Education Services (OES) Blog

For additional support, visit our Online Education Services Blog.

For KCKCC faculty, you can also signup for trainings as well. 

Device and Internet Access

The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion is providing assistance with a device and internet access during the pandemic. Go their website for additional information and a form you can fill out.

For students and teachers that may not have internet access at home, Spectrum (aka Charter or Time Warner Cable) Internet is offering 60 days of free service. Installation fees will be waived for new student or teacher households. If students wish to discontinue services at the end of the 60 day period, they will need to contact Spectrum to cancel services in order to avoid being billed.  The number for Spectrum is 1-844-488-8395.  This offer is independent of KCKCC.

Additionally, Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps. This program delivers industry-leading broadband speeds month for eligible families and seniors. To enroll, consumer customers should access SpectrumInternetAssist.com.  

Moreover, Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.  Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees. 

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