Four States Forward with MSSU

JOPLIN, Mo. – Dowe Quick spoke with Darren Fullerton, the VP For Student Affairs at MSSU in the studio this evening (Aug. 11)

As families prepare for the coming school year during this time of uncertainty, KOAM will be speaking with several area educators this week. You can participate by asking questions during the Facebook Live events, through our online form or by emailing backtoschool@koamtv.com.

Outline of MSSU Q&A (Time stamp):

  • Dealing with Illness (1:30)
    • Instructors
    • Symptoms, App
    • Health Center for students
      • Procedure (3:50)
      • What if symptoms exist (5:05)
        • Tests
      • Positive tests (6:30)
        • Assignments
      • Contact tracing (7:20)
      • Social distancing and those with compromised immune systems (8:00)
      • Seating capacity (8:55)
  • Classroom Learning
    • Masks (9:40)
    • Traffic flow (13:30)
    • Physical barriers (14:15)
    • Outdoor classrooms (14:45)
    • Places where social distancing may be hard (15:35)
    • Instructor feedback (16:15)
      • Committee
    • Concerns of adequate staffing (17:20)
    • What’s the plan if someone gets sick/Covid in the area gets worse (18:34)
    • Hybrid Learning Model (19:25)
  • Virtual/Remote Learning (20:45)
    • Concerns that online courses are intimidating (23:14)
      • Support services
    • Internet access (25:10)
    • Contact with instructors (25:25)
    • Final notes on virtual learning (27:23)
  • Interactions Outside of Class (27:50)
    • Student housing (28:00)
    • Common spaces (28:50)
    • Dining spaces (29:08)
    • Guests in student housing (29:50)
      • Moving in
      • For the semester
    • Masks (30:25)
    • Quarantine spaces/roommates (30:45)
    • What’s the threshold for closing a space (31:40)
    • Lion’s Den (33:30)
    • Sanitation (35:55)
    • Sports season (37:08)
    • Drama, Choir, Band (38:03)
    • Going to games (39:00)
  • How can the public help through this difficult time? (40:24)

Learn more about the KOAM Facebook live series this week and how you can submit your questions: KOAM Facebook Live: Submit your Back to School questions here

Tomorrow’s Facebook Live: Pittsburg School District – Superintendent Richard Proffitt -Wednesday, August 12th, 6:30 pm