Adapting and Evolving During the Pandemic, and the Challenges That Come With It

This is the second post in our Summer 2020 blog series on how “We Create Community” in the time of Covid-19. By James Hansen Velinskie, Student, Kingsborough Community College They said that the more things change, the more they stay the same, and our Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) event is no exception. Our Bring … More Adapting and Evolving During the Pandemic, and the Challenges That Come With It

How Peer Mentors Create Virtual Connections and Community During Covid-19

This is the first post in our Summer 2020 blog series on how “We Create Community” in the time of Covid-19.   By George J. Hill, Kingsborough Community College   In our winter training session, before the Spring semester began, the Peer Mentors I supervise made a very ambitious plan for what they wanted to … More How Peer Mentors Create Virtual Connections and Community During Covid-19

Creating and Maintaining Connections in a Learning Community During COVID-19

  By Sue Maxam, Ed.D., Pace University   This semester will go down in the history books as one that, quite literally from one day to the next, changed the way we teach and learn dramatically. I’ve always been a huge proponent of in-person teaching because of the “human connection.” There’s the spontaneity; extemporaneous conversations; … More Creating and Maintaining Connections in a Learning Community During COVID-19

Resilience

By Bilal Ali, Student, The City College of New York   I applied for Kingsborough Community College’s Opening Doors Peer Mentoring program in my freshman year. It was an opportunity for me to meet new people and learn leadership and professional skills. Unfortunately, I didn’t get chosen because there were already enough people enrolled for … More Resilience

Creating Community Amid the COVID-19 Confusion

By Terry Novak, Johnson & Wales University We began our Spring Term at Johnson & Wales University on March 9, 2020. Although we had been advised the week before to consider creating plans to deliver our courses remotely, in light of COVID-19 warnings, most did so half-heartedly, and there we were on campus on March … More Creating Community Amid the COVID-19 Confusion

Evolving Drop Ins

By Samantha Sierra For years the Learning Communities Coordination Team has made it a practice to “drop in” on new links during their link meetings to see how things were going both with integration and collaboration. We would always give them a heads up prior to coming and would stay a short time or longer … More Evolving Drop Ins