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Mott Community College Reopening Training: HOME

For the safety of our College and campus community it is crucial that all faculty, staff, students, onsite partners, and visitors follow all MCC Reopening Standards

President’s Welcome

MCC Reopening Training must be completed and approval by an EC member must be provided before an employee may return to work on campus.

Why It Is Important

Following

Reopening Guidelines

Employs MCC's

Excellence in Academics

Driving

Our

Mission to Freedom

Hidden message to my people

El Nita Blount

El Nita Blount, Mailroom Technician, Auxiliary Services, MCC Reopening Task Group Member 

Due diligence is necessary to ensure the safety of our campus, community, and families who attend Mott Community College. Be safe, stay healthy, and adhere to the Campus' reopening plan. Stay Mott Strong. 

Joshua Dugas

Joshua Dugas, Coordinator, Peer Tutoring, MCC Reopening Task Group Member

By working together, as a team, we will continue to foster a safe learning environment , build a community of leaders, and demonstrate how our actions can be a model for success.  

#MottStrong 

Cheryl Nienaber

Cheryl Nienaber, Nursing Faculty, MCC Reopening Task Group Member

 

Caring for your Mott family means preparing to return to campus safely. We are all responsible for providing a place that is healthy and safe for our students to learn. We are #Mott Strong and Mott Safe!

Jill Sodt

Jill Sodt, Director of Library Services, MCC Reopening Task Group Member

Faculty and Staff Training

To keep MCC as safe as possible, there will be required training for all Faculty and Staff of the College as we prepare to reopen and begin our "new normal". Training will be done using the SafeCollege training system. We already use this platform for mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention and Title IX training. Employees who work on campus, those who work remotely, and those who may work with a hybrid schedule will be assigned training. This means all faculty and staff will be assigned training. 

 

When training is assigned, an email will be sent to your @MCC.edu mailbox from Safe Colleges Online Training with the subject line Mott Community College. This email will contain a link so you can access the training assigned to you. You will receive more than one email since more than one training session will be assigned. Each training will have a due date. The system will send out reminders. Reports of training completions will be reviewed on a regular basis as part of monitoring our readiness for reopening. Please know, the assigned training will be required for all Faculty and Staff of the College.

 

Students will also be assigned training. Details will be shared with students in a separate communication. Student training will be provided through the College learning management system, Canvas. 

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MCC Phased Reopening Plan

MCC has developed a five-phased approach to reopening our campus operations and expanding our staffing. 

PHASE ONE - PREPARATION

  • Planning and taking actions to prepare for on-site operations

PHASE TWO - CRITICAL BUSINESS CONTINUITY

  • Continuing to plan and take action for expanding on-site operations
  • Safety and compliance personnel are on site
  • Evaluating and refining

PHASE THREE - ESSENTIAL BUSINESS CONTINUITY

  • Continuing to plan and take action for expanding operations
  • Personnel required for business continuity are on site
  • Evaluating and refining

PHASE FOUR - EXPERIENCING THE NEW NORMAL

  • Final phase of expanding on-site operations
  • Alternate work and learning options offered
  • Evaluating and refining

PHASE FIVE - RE-ENGAGING VIRTUAL OPERATIONS

  • Redeploying a total virtual operation, except Public Safety and the Mailroom
  • Implementing proven successful measures

Flexible and Remote Work Options

Due to the phased approach MCC is pursuing, all employees will have access to flexible and remote options for working. 

  • Employees have been surveyed about their preferences regarding flexible work schedules and remote work opportunities.

  • Employees opting for flexible options may be scheduled to work staggered shifts of alternating days to decrease the number of people in shared workspaces.

  • If work can be done via tele-work, employees will continue to work remotely.

  • Employees with risk factors or who have recently been ill will be allowed to work remotely.

  • Employees working on campus will be expected to follow all standards and guidelines set forth by the college and complete training prior to returning to campus.

  • Meetings will occur virtually.

  • Human resources will provide more information on these options and is available to work with managers to accommodate employee needs.

  • ITS will continue to support employees in remote work.

Persons With Increased Risk for COVID-19

According to the CDC, persons with certain conditions may have an increased risk for COVID-19 infection and may need to take extra precautions. Those conditions may include:  

  • Older adults 

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant

  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher)

  • Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies

  • Sickle cell disease

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

CDC - People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions

If you fall into one of these categories, then please contact your supervisor and human resources to review accommodation options

 

Do You Require ADA Accommodations?

Students needing ADA accommodations are asked to contact disability services at (810) 232-9181 or by email disability@mcc.edu.

Employees needing ADA accommodations should contact their immediate supervisor and then human resources at mcchr@mcc.edu.

Additional Information

What do you do when you see someone who is not practicing the Standards? 

If an MCC employee, student, onsite partner, or visitor observes someone who is not complying with the College’s Reopening Standards, that person should first politely remind the individual of the Standards established by the College (if the person feels comfortable doing so).

In the event the noncompliant individual continues to disregard the Reopening Standards and/or if the observer does not feel comfortable approaching the individual, they may contact MCC Public Safety to report the noncompliance.

Public Safety will then respond and politely remind the noncompliant individual of the importance of adhering to MCC’s Reopening Standards and request that they come into compliance. If the individual becomes compliant, nothing further will occur. If the individual refuses to comply, MCC Public Safety has the authority to remove the person from the College.

If an individual demonstrates repeated noncompliance with the College’s Reopening Standards, Public Safety will either work with the individual’s manager (if the person is an employee) or with staff in Student Success Services (if the person is a student) to try to further educate and bring the individual into compliance.

In the event that a person is demonstrating blatant and continuous disregard for the health and safety of the College community, Public Safety will require the individual to leave the College and report the same to that individual’s manager or the Vice President for Student Academic Success.

The Department of Public Safety can be reached at (810) 762-0222, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Volunteer and Service Learning opportunities will be available.

  • Volunteerism and service learning will continue to be offered through the Office of Experiential Learning for faculty, staff, and students to meet the essential needs of the community and sustain reciprocity between the campus and the community. 

  • Virtual experiences will be the primary focus while some face-to-face experiences will be offered as approved by the respective Executive Cabinet member.

  • Before heading to the site of service for the first time, participants will view the training video, and before each visit, conduct self-wellness checks. If symptoms are present participants will follow required protocols as obtained in the video training.

  • While on site, participants must follow the safety guidelines and wear the required PPE as designated in the video training. 

  • Participants must sign a waiver for any face-to-face volunteer experience.

  • Site supervisor and/or Mott personnel will ensure that participants are in compliance

  • Follow the most stringent safety procedures, MCC or the site.

All MCC employees and students will be provided with virtual, online, and complimentary access to a variety of health, wellness, self-care and meeting opportunities to socialize and interact with others at the College. These will be shared regularly via official college communication platforms, including MCC email, social media, and through the MCC4ME Portal. 

Opportunities offered include -- 

  • Weekly Bear Pause for employees. A variety of topics are covered from employee benefits, student engagement, wellness, and other College activities and services

  • What's up Wednesdays? is a weekly social offered as an online break

  • Monthly All-Employee College Meetings

  • Mott Library Summer Reading Challenge

  • The Library Director Reads

  • Departments also hold social and team engagement events

HelpNetEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)

HelpNet is a confidential national Employee Assistance Program that helps individuals and families manage life's challenges. HelpNet provides a fully integrated continuum of behavioral health services that includes traditional Employee Assistance with a wealth of Work-Life programs.  HelpNet utilizes a national provider network of Master's Level counselors.  HelpNet provides a work life website full of supportive tip sheets and a robust suite of helping resources accessible 24/7. Areas of Expertise include: relationship issues, substance abuse, stress and anxiety, anger management, depression, family concerns, financial and legal assistance, supervisor and management support, work-life balance, and much more.

Contact HelpNet

800-969-6162

or

 www.helpneteap.com

Click on WorkLife

Login at the top Username:  MANISTEE

No password needed

Where to find information 

 

Information about all reopening procedures and protocols and the most recent information about MCC reopening will be located on the MCC web site at mcc.edu/reopen.

Additionally, updated information will be shared via the MCC4Me portal, campus email, and College social media. Find MCC on Facebook @MottCommunityCollege, on Twitter @MottCollege, and in Instagram @mottcommunitycollege

Make sure you are signed up for official emergency text alerts by including your preferred phone number in the MCC4Me portal under Account Manager.

Students are asked to respect the virtual office hours of faculty, and only use those hours to ask questions and solve problems related to their classes.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center –Student Success Services Center (PCC-2280E), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024.

Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1117, Flint, MI 48503 (810) 762-0373.

Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2280A), Flint, MI 48503 (810) 232-2557.

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