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OCCA Virtual Advocacy Training - Shared screen with speaker view
Kathy Piper Erickson
13:34
Kathy Piper Erickson, new board member, Southern Oregon Community College. Thanks.
Andrea Goss TBCC
49:32
HECC? Higher Educ. Community Colleges?
Brett Rowlett
50:06
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
OCCA
50:06
Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Karen Smith
50:23
HECC is the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. The Commission coordinates community colleges and universities.
Andrea Goss TBCC
50:38
Thx
Susan Bame
55:38
https://occa17.com/advocacy/advocacy-contacts/campus-advocacy-coordinators/
Susan Bame
55:59
I see ours is listed as our past President. Is our current President, Randy Weber, our Campus Advocacy Coordinator?
OCCA
56:31
We're working on updating that list - your current CAC is Julie Raefield at RCC
Susan Bame
56:41
Ah. Thank you.
Susan Bame
01:03:13
We would get more students if we had childcare on campus. Housing is a great need -- and if we can't provide housing, we could at least provide enhanced services (laundry, emergency housing, emergency meals) for the houseless.Students sleeping and studying in their cars burn gas overnight to stay warm. It would be great to have resources to help them buy gas as well. Students face so many barriers when they're houseless.Most of the houseless students I work with are women over 50.
Susan Bame
01:06:17
Also, "long COVID" is becoming a thing. I heard a conversation last night about how "long COVID" ages people's internal organs faster -- brain, heart, kidneys. Students with "long COVID" are not able to work their jobs AND stay in class now where once that would have been very easy for them to do.
Kim Morgan
01:07:45
Valid points, Susan!
OCCA
01:07:45
Thank you, Susan, for these great points for us to keep in mind
Michael Sonnleitner, PCC Trustee.
01:08:38
A great danger to “tempering” out message may well be that we will be taken less seriously — and thus contribute to a “woe is me” outcome at the end of the 2023 legislative session. 🥴
Susan Bame
01:08:53
The HEERF funding was a great help to students at RCC -- "COVID relief funds" is what we called it here. This year there's still the same need, and no funding. We're trying to help out as we can by giving students $50 in Fred Meyer Gift Cards -- once a term -- or $500 in emergency funding (from grants we're putting all in the same pot) available once a year.
Susan Bame
01:09:30
SNAP Training and Employment Program.
Susan Bame
01:09:41
Students have to be on SNAP first.
Susan Bame
01:13:45
My office is right off the tutoring center. The math tutors are out there right now, working with students. It's pretty busy on most days out there.
Andrea Goss TBCC
01:56:20
How often do the four of you go to Salem?
Karen Smith
02:15:01
Be flexible. Don't be offended if the member is not available at last minute and you are asked to meet with staff. As Brett said, staff has great influence with their member.
Michael Sonnleitner, PCC Trustee.
02:15:50
Very informative. Thanks to all who have shared their insights. I must now go to another zoom to which I was previously committed to attend. 🙏
Shannon Hoff
02:25:03
This has been awesome. I have a work obligation to attend to. Thank you so much....
Andrea Goss TBCC
02:25:25
Bye, Shannon
OCCA
02:41:02
Let's practice like we're in a hearing and have everyone except our panelists please turn off your video and make sure you're muted.
Elise Hamner, SWOCC
02:52:46
Oh gosh Pat, you are great.
Kim Morgan
03:04:58
How can you beat Pat with all of his connections?
Cam Preus
03:07:32
thanks for a great training
OCCA
03:13:57
You find out very quickly the true -- and literal -- meaning of the elevator speech!