MTCC’s staff and service members are continuing to work and support our campuses, partners and service members during the pandemic. Click on each of the topics below to learn more:
MTCC’s Response to COVID-19
While some members of our network office staff are working in the office at UM, many of us are working remotely. The best way to reach us is via email. We are on email all day so if you need something we’ll get back to you when we receive a request. Click on the name of the person you wish to reach to email them: Eli Bowe, Dannette Fadness, Callye Foster, Rachel Keo, Eileen Lamble, Laurie Berg, Josh Vanek, Andrea Vernon.
Yes. Our work is based on campus and community needs and those needs have only gotten bigger during the COVID-19 crisis.
Soon we will begin recruiting for both 10-week summer positions (running June through August 2021) as well as year-long positions beginning in summer and fall 2021. Please watch our recruitment page here, or email Eli Bowe for more information.
Montana Campus Compact prioritizes the health and safety of our national service members, campus/community partners, and the people we serve. We are closely following CDC and MT DPPHS guidance to ensure that national service members are able to serve in a safe and socially responsible way.
Our National Service programs continue to operate and support campuses and their communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Members follow safety protocols, mentor virtually, and may serve remotely in some cases. AmeriCorps members’ health and safety is the number one priority for MTCC and our host sites. A period of quarantine may be required if a new member is moving to Montana from out of state, please discuss this if you are planning to move to Montana for service. Different communities have different approaches to COVID and requirements, and your supervisor will know best. Provisions will be made to accommodate best practices for safety when new members arrive in Montana, and we also encourage adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s and Montana DPHHS’s guidance in addition.
COVID-19 in Montana has created situations in which statewide, regional, and local leaders face increased significant community challenges and organization needs that AmeriCorps programs and members may be able to alleviate. To request help from a service member, visit the Governor’s Office of Community Service here.
- Coronavirus as a Teachable Classroom Moment
- Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity
- Teaching Remotely in Times of Need presentation, Torrey Trust, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Instructional Continuity, San Francisco State University
- Reflection questions from Loyola University Chicago Center for Experiential Learning
- Resources for moving dance-based pedagogy online
- Keep Teaching: DURING PROLONGED CAMPUS OR BUILDING CLOSURES, Indiana University
- Pivot Your Course Online FAQ
- Community Engaged Teaching during Suspension of Face-to-Face Classes
- Advance HE Webinar: “Utilizing Service-Learning Projects in an Online Class”
- Continuing community engaged teaching during COVID-19
- Building a Community of Learning, Southern New Hampshire University
- Teaching an Online Social Action Course webinar 3/13/20
- Cool Tools & Apps for Education
- Online Teaching Resource – ARNOVA
- Moving online now: How to keep teaching during coronavirus
- Online Teaching: Critical Strategies for Engagement
- Online Teaching: Eight Opening Approaches
- Online Teaching: How to Include EVERYONE
- As Coronavirus Spreads, the Decision to Move Classes Online Is the First Step. What Comes Next?
- Planning for Coronavirus With Fewer Resources
- How to close colleges without hurting vulnerable students
- As college students leave campuses over COVID-19, new considerations arise
- Community partner survey from St. Olaf College and Carleton College
- Student relief fund
Following are links to helpful information. If you find a good resource not on this list, please send an email to Josh Vanek and we’ll add it. First, there are many great resources tucked inside this blog post from Compact President Andrew Selighson: https://compact.org/mobilizing-in-crisis/. Following are more resources listed by type:
Links for Online Volunteering:
- MSU Billings Virtual Volunteer Page
- How to Get Involved with Virtual Volunteering
- 9 PLACES TO VOLUNTEER ONLINE (AND MAKE A REAL IMPACT)
Voting and Census Links:
- Voting & COVID-19
- Updated Guidance on the Census from Illinois Campus Compact
- COVID – 19 and CEEP Student Fellows
Other Resource Links:
- 10 Tips for Better Virtual Meetings
- When Fear Of The Coronavirus Turns Into Racism And Xenophobia
- 5 Things to Know About Coronavirus and People With Disabilities
- A few things for nonprofits and foundations to consider in light of the Coronavirus
- NPR’s Code Switch podcast published an episode on “When Fear Of The Coronavirus Turns Into Racism And Xenophobia”
- Preparing your volunteer program for COVID-19, Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administrators
- Pod mapping for mutual aid
- Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
- Virtual field trips!