E&I COVID-19 Webinar Series

Navigating the Next Normal for Education

The new reality for educational institutions continues to evolve as the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes much of what was once considered normal. In an effort to help our members tackle upcoming and ongoing challenges, E&I is hosting a series of webinars surrounding the topics most important to education.

Click the links below each webinar to register or watch the recordings of previously hosted events.


Previous Recordings

Reopening Higher Education During a Pandemic: Plans for Success and Sustainability

Reopening Higher Education During a Pandemic: Plans for Success and Sustainability

When: Wednesday, September 9 @ 2-3 PM (EDT)
Presented by: D2L, Erskine Theological Seminary & Erskine College, Bryan College, & Spartanburg Methodist College
Sponsored by: E&I Cooperative Services

Higher education institutions have faced numerous challenges heading into the fall semester due to the impact of COVID-19. Institutions are pressed to deliver online instruction with high urgency but low resource availability. These shortfalls, plus time pressure, are adding stress to faculty, students, staff, and administrators, leaving programs open to major risks for this school year and beyond.

Join usfor a webinar that explores how three higher education institutions are addressing the needs of their students, faculty, and staff this semester, and the various roles technology plays in sustaining learner and institutional success.

Discussion Topics Include:

  • Plans our panelists’ institutions have implemented to support teaching and learning for the fall semester
  • How those plans were selected and approved
  • The role technology plays in supporting teaching and learning
  • Recommendations for peer institutions

Our Facilitators:
Michael Mast, Business Development Manager, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services
Dr. Christopher Sessums, Director, Academic Affairs, D2L

Our Presenters:
Nathan Turner, Director of Erskine Online, Erskine Theological Seminary and Erskine College
Mandi Sullivan, Director of Academic Programs, Bryan College
Trey Arrington, VP for Operations, Spartanburg Methodist College

Who Should Participate?
CIOs, Provosts, Deans, Directors of Academic Technology, Instructional Designers, IT Staff, Procurement

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Strategic Partnerships During the Pandemic Drive Cost Savings in Higher Education

Strategic Partnerships During the Pandemic Drive Cost Savings in Higher Education

When: Wednesday, July 8 @ 2PM (EDT)
Sponsored by: E&I Cooperative Services
Presented by: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Technology is one of the most significant and costly areas of operations in higher education today. Now, more than ever, strong partnerships between technology and procurement are critical to the financial health and stability of an educational institution.

Join us for this webinar featuring two top leaders from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), who will provide insights on how the close partnership between technology and procurement has helped their institution before and during COVID-19. Plus, learn why UMBC views these partnerships as critical to the strategic success of higher education—now and into the future.

Discussion Topics Include:

  • The challenges that triggered the partnership between these two leaders and their departments
  • How the current pandemic underscored the need for IT and procurement to work together
  • The areas in education technology that are most critical to the partnership and why
  • How strategic sourcing assists technology leaders in saving time and money—especially during crisis events such as the current pandemic
  • Pain points that may cause breakdowns in IT and procurement collaboration—and what leaders can do to prevent these pain points and breakdowns from occurring

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Rise to the Challenge with Dr. Alan Hedge | Adapting and designing for the new normal

Rise to the Challenge with Dr. Alan Hedge | Adapting and designing for the new normal

When: Wednesday, June 10 @ 2:00 – 3:30 PM (EDT)
Hosted by: Humanscale

Coming soon: a recording of this webinar will be available for purchase through Humanscale. For more information, please contact pmulvena@humanscale.com.

This webinar will include both pre-recorded and live portions. We will first share a previous presentation conducted by Dr. Alan Hedge, an expert in ergonomics and indoor environmental quality. Dr. Hedge discusses the COVID-19 virus, including the latest scientific findings and potential impact it will have on the physical space in offices and educational environments. The recording will be followed by a brief presentation by Humanscale expanding on what the new normal workspace might look like and the products, both new and retrofit, that can help you achieve this. The session will end with a live Q&A.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Alan Hedge, Professor Emeritus, PhD, CPE, C.Erg.HF
  • Pat McDonald, Sr Director of Learning and Development, Humanscale

 

Living & Learning with COVID-19 | Recovery for the new reality

Living & Learning with COVID-19 | Recovery for the new reality

Conducted on: Wednesday, June 3 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT)

Safety is not just the responsibility of the person with safety in their title. The more people within your organization who are invested in overall safety, the more advanced your university will be in its practices. Well-trained frontline leaders are an invaluable asset, especially now as institutions prepare for reopening and for faculty and students to return.

Join us for this panel discussion to learn more about what will have the biggest impact on daily campus operations, barrier solutions, housing, athletics, residential life, and medical centers.

Guest Panelists:

  • Terry Tumbarello, Director of Residence Life, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
  • Travis Kruse, Senior Director, Safety Strategy & Solutions, Grainger Industrial Supply
  • Bradley Roberts, Director EH&S, Grainger Industrial Supply
  • Kirk Kaiser, Owner, Barrier Compliance
  • Kirk Phillips, HS&E Practice Coordinator, LJB Incorporated
  • Andrea Hamby, Senior National Government Sales Manager, Grainger Industrial Supply

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