Waubonsee Community College

Series: Transformative Conversations

Description: This series explores how Higher Education is both impacted by and responding to these challenges focusing on college teaching, learning, student success, and all aspects of higher education. We will include frank conversations about equity, and the current climate in higher education. Through this forum, we will engage with colleagues across the country as we dissect issues in higher education in real-time.

Hosted by Dr. Monica Flippin Wynn, Assistant Vice President at the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Prior to joining the Institute staff in October 2019, Monica was Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate and Interim Director of Graduate Communication programs at Lindenwood University and she served as Associate Professor of Mass Communications at Jackson State University.

Dr. Flippin Wynn earned her PhD in Communications from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, and her undergraduate degree from Southern University.

Scheduled Dates: Register above for one or more webinars in the series! Webinar dates for the series are below and will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. 

  • Wed, Aug 5, 1:00 PM (CT)
  • Wed, Aug 19, 1:00 PM (CT)
  • Wed, Sep 2, 1:00 PM (CT)
  • Wed, Sep 16 1:00 PM (CT)
  • Wed, Oct 7, 1:00 PM (CT)
  • Wed, Oct 21, 1:00 PM (CT)
  • Wed, Nov 4, 1:00 PM (CT)
  • Wed, Nov 18, 1:00 PM (CT)
  • Wed, Dec 2, 1:00 PM (CT)
  • Wed, Dec 16, 1:00 PM (CT)

Webinar Topics Discussed: In order to keep the topics timely, weekly guests and topics are typically announced a week in advance.

  • Transfer
  • Online teaching is here to stay
  • Socially Distancing in the classroom
  • Community Colleges
  • HBCU’s,HSI’s TBCUs-Transformations
  • What did you learn from Covid-19 which will help with your transition to Fall 2020
  • How we colleges and universities keep students, faculty and staff safe (would be great to get someone from the CDC, etc. to help with this one.
  • Student Affairs Transformations-What happens to Student Government if everyone is online?
  • Pooling resources - Is now the time to push for University Consortiums?
  • Where are the sports?College Athletics and Fall 2020
  • Virtual or Face-to-Face:How are campuses across the country reopening?
  • Legal and Health Issues in reopening campus for fall 2020
  • How are faculty preparing for classes
  • Accessibility in online classes
  • Endowments 
  • Alumni: The secret weapon
  • Student Series - Getting Back on board (2-part session)
  • Student Series - Getting Back on board (2-part session)
  • Looking for that next job - or do you stay put
  • Institutional racism and conversions - You can’t do things as you have always done 
  • Tenure and Promotion moving forward
  • Recruitment
  • College Boards and Trustees
  • Retention Efforts Success - Fall 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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