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Carole Goldsmith

College Report: April 2020

Apr 1, 2020

Online Transition During COVID-19

  • Redesign of college website to focus on the prevention of COVID-19 and the online resources available to students and faculty. 
  • Fresno City College now has over 2,500 courses including dual enrollment uploaded in Canvas. (out of 2,800).
  • Canvas will now be widely used by faculty members and students.
  • FCC Spring Headcount – 19,947 students.
    • 59% or 11,718 students who never taken a web or hybrid class.
    • 41% or 8,229 students have online experience.
  • FCC PT and FT Faculty Headcount – 887 faculty members.
    • 69% or 613 faculty have never taught a web or hybrid class.
    • 31% or 274 faculty have online experience.
  • Total page views for Canvas have doubled for FCC and now exceed 650,000 pages per day.
  • FCC plans to finish the spring semester online with the exception of the nursing program and the fire and police academies who are deemed essential by the State Chancellor’s Office and the State of California.

Laptop / iPad Loaner Distribution & Technology Solutions

  • Ordered new 1,000 iPads – partial shipments have been received – 15% have been received as of March 27.
  • Ordered 200 refurbished laptops and 200 new laptops from Dell – 50% have been received as of March 27.
  • Staff repurposed and prepped existing devices – over 500 existing laptops and 200 iPads – all deployed.
  • Secured 150 computer monitor cameras – deployed 60.
  • Ordered 50 MiFi’s – deployed and have received 150 addition devices to be deployed next week.
  • FCC Staff has created a virtual connection using existing technology for lab students.
  • Chevron is generously assisting with specialty equipment for Science and Engineering students.

Financial Aid & Student Services

  • 100% of staff are working remotely (A&R and Business has a small team coming in for essential on-site tasks).
  • Staff are using Google Voice to call and text message students.
  • Soft phones are being used for main lines and have been answered since March 20th.
  • Counselors and advisors are making hundreds of calls daily, dozens of Zoom appointments each day.
  • Classified Staff are making calls to students and setting up Zoom and Starfish appointments.
    • College Relations Team are assisting colleagues to use zoom and other technology.
    • 70 counselors received training for embedding Zoom into Starfish appointments.
    • 302 Counseling appointments.
  • Approximately 6,700 students received financial aid checks totaling over $7 Million on March 26th.
  • Health Services Monday – Thursday open 9 am – 1 pm for flu shots and TB skin tests by appointment only.
  • Psych Services will reopen Tele-Therapy using Zoom and telephone on March 31st open 8am -5pm.

Ram Pantry

  • Continues to order, prepare and distribute food on a modified schedule and social distancing approach.
  • March 16th-27th Ram Pantry has distributed 25 pallets of food, handed out over 2,500 bags of food.
  • Practicing social distancing, the pantry is not open and instead a drive thru was organized so that students do not leave their vehicles.
  • Thanks to local churches, food bank, EOP&S, MSE and community members for ongoing support.

Nursing Program, Police and Fire Academies – continue to serve

  • The Police Academy’s 158th class finished their required course work with 33 cadets graduating and 16 badged.
  • The FCC nursing program, the largest in California, was highlighted in the Los Angeles Times this week. 
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