Weekly COVID-19 Update - May 14, 2020

Published Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:26am

Employee Update

May 14, 2020

ITS professionals from across our System worked together to transition our students to remote learning environments all while launching new and innovative tools that allow us to collaborate and connect while staying safe.

Watch the video here >

Updates from our System

Committed to our Community

MCCCD continues to prepare multiple options and plans for all scenarios in an effort to ensure all students are able to continue their educational journey.

Read the full press release here >

Free eLearning Opportunities

As we continue to work remotely, CEOD is pleased to share professional development opportunities that can all be completed from the comfort of your home.

Learn more about eLearning opportunities and register for courses here >

Webex Teams

The Information Technology Services Academic Technology team in collaboration with MCLI are pleased to announce the addition of a new tool called Webex Teams. Learn more about the new tool by participating in the following webinars:

Webex Teams
Register here: May 15 beginning at 10:30 am

Integrating Webex Teams in Canvas
Register here: May 15 beginning at 2:00 pm

View the full event calendar here >

From our Colleges

This week we are proud to highlight a few of our outstanding students, whose success reminds us that when they succeed, we all succeed!

Phoenix College Student Wins Big in Valley Big Pitch Competition >

MCC Student Receives Prestigious National Community College Transfer Scholarship >


Over the past month, Wellness Maricopa has worked together to bring our employees a number of wellness resources, including the launch of #YouMatter, a campaign centered on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. Did you know each College and the District Office have a wellness coordinator?

Meet the Wellness Bunch here >

Environmental Wellness

This week’s #YouMatter article is focused on your home environment. Learn how your space can have a profound effect on how you feel both physically and emotionally.

Read the article on Environmental Wellness here >

A Moment of Positivity

Collectively, we are always looking for ways to keep our community together. No matter what you are feeling, here’s to hoping these short quotes of inspiration from our colleagues help brighten your day.

Anika Hutchinson

Rio Salado College

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” — Malala Yousafzai

Steve Villa

GateWay Community College

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."

— Muhammad Ali

Cynthia Peterson

Mesa Community College

“Prior to this situation I wondered how to teach studio art online. Now I am looking at this as an opportunity to learn something new, to expand my abilities and open new doors. It is more work than before but I always enjoy a challenge.”

Michael Tracey

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

"If it can be solved, there is no need to worry and if it cannot be solved, then worry is of no use." — Dalai Lama

Francine Vasquez

GateWay Community College

"We CAN get through this together...BUT, we can ONLY get through this together" - Glenn Rhee, The Walking Dead

Belinda Ramos

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kimberly Thompson

Mesa Community College

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”

Nadia Ismael

Rio Salado College

"Our Culture at Maricopa will evolve as time changes and it's important you consider the culture you desire, in your home and work" Stay safe friends!

Have words of encouragement or an inspirational quote you’d like to share? Send them to us here.

Local and National Resources

Arizona Department of Health Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maricopa County Public Health

Arizona Together