CVHEC Zoom Conference: Delivering Online/Remote Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Media Advisory

March 27, 2020 —

WHAT: CVHEC Zoom Conference:

Delivering Online/Remote Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As Central Valley colleges undertake the monumental effort to convert all class sessions to online platforms — in some instances, doing in 10 days what would normally take months — the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) will host a special Zoom webinar featuring course program specialists from The Charles A. Dana Center at University of Texas at Austin facilitating a Virtual Teaching Transition conversation and Q&A.

Central Valley faculty who have taken on a leadership role on their campuses will also share their online expertise with college faculty and administrators representing CVHEC member institutions.

Media representatives are invited to log on and monitor the conference call either for story coverage and/or to get an inside look at one way the Central Valley region (San Joaquin County to Kern County) is  addressing the monumental transition from face-to-face instruction to virtual instruction brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic.


WHEN: Monday, March 30, 2020 (7:30 – 9:00 a.m.)
WHERE: Zoom online — Media interested in observing the videoconference, please reply to for the URL access.
WHO: Audience: Approximately 50 higher ed institution educators representing Central Valley universities, private and public colleges and community college districts.

Presenters: Central Valley Higher Education Consortium featuring Joan Zoeller and Paula Talley, from The Charles A. Dana Center of the University of Texas at Austin.

HOW: Zoom Open Forum by invitation to 27 CVHEC-member Institutions
WHY: The Central Valley presidents and chancellors, who make up the CVHEC Board of Directors, have mobilized CHVEC to host a Zoom informational session for their respective institution’s representatives assisting faculty in developing and delivering online education. This session demonstrates one of many activities underway to transform higher education from face-to-face learning to remote learning and ensuring their faculty are best prepared for the transition. Some institutions, like Fresno Pacific and Porterville Community College, were on Spring Break during the Governor’s call to shelter in place so students came back from break to find their classes converted. Remote learning will continue through summer and fall.

In response to COVID-19 safety concerns, Central California higher education leaders are connecting virtually via CVHEC to help stabilize their students’ higher education pursuits asthey face unprecedented challenges in light of the health pandemic.

BACKGROUND: Original press release:
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